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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 9, 1999
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR, NUMBER 15 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEM


Sharks to Host Shoot-Out
Sports on Pages 11-12A
Worship Opportunities
Abound Where? Page 2B
Lester Retires See Page 3A
School Board Meets at
PSJHS Details on Page 11A
Obituaries Page 8A'
Port St. Joe Welcomed
Santa in Parade Saturday
Photos!' Pages 10-1 TA
"Gulf County Dollars"
Winners Named Page 3A
Law Enforcement Activities'
County & Cities-Page 7A
Gulf Transportation Marks
A Decade Story on Page 9A
School Happenings See 4B


BER 9, 1999


PSJ Looks At 432 Jobs


Telemarketing Company Would Need Major Incentives


Port St. Joe city commission-
ers think a telemarketing compa-
ny which has expressed interest
in locating in the area is some-
thing they want to look into.
Mayor Frank Pate told com-
missioners about the firm, noting
they estimate employment num-
bers to be 432 with another 90 to
100 jobs being created as a spin-
off to the company's location. The
initial annual payroll is projected
to range between $7 and $8 mil-
lion, plus the .cost of fringe bene-
fits.
On the flip side, the compa-
ny's business overview quite
specifically spells out what it will'
take to land its business.
Pate told the board the firm
wanted 10 to 12 acres of land,
including a complete infrastruc-
ture package, economic develop-


Port Authority In Line


For $600 ,000 Grant
"We want to create jobs, says Pitts


According to Port Director
Tommy Pitts, the Port St. Joe Port
Authority's application, for
$600,000 in grant funds has been
recommended for approval by the
grant committee.
Port Authority members
applied for the grant funds to help
finance a new master plan study
and a separate maintenance
dredging feasibility study.
"We want to create jobs--
that's our objective," Pitts said as
-. he outlined the long term:goals of"
the Port Authority.
Pitts explained that the Port
S Authority is comprised of local
residents who feel the pain of
their fellow workers and neigh-
bors. "Our concern is for those
who are out of work and we (the
Port Authority) want to do all we
can possibly do to help replace
those lost jobs," he said.
One hundred seventy-four
applications were made for. $70
million dollars in grant funds in,
this:cycle and the Port Authority's
application made the short list
that is being recommended for
funding.


The Secretary of the Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) and state legislature have
to place their stamp of approval
on the recommendation before it
becomes final, but it is expected
that their acceptance will be
forthcoming.
Christine White, Nolan
Treglown. Robert Nedley, Diane
.Scholz, and Greg Johnson make
up the five member Port Authority
board. They are seeking to reacti-
Svate port acUtiity within St. Joe
,Bay and also the Intracoastal
Waterway.
St. Joseph Bay is recognized
as having one of the finest natur-
al deep water harbors in the state.
The master plan study is the
equivalent of a comprehensive
plan for port use. It would evalu-
ate both the long term and short
uses and benefits of an opera-
* tional port facility in Gulf County.
The maintenance dredging
and feasibility study will be
required by the Corps of
Engineers before they will resume
maintenance dredging of an inac-
tive channel.


ment grant of $3 million, waiver of
real and personal property taxes
for five years, waiver of fees con-
nected with development, con-
struction and opening of the firm,
and various other local incentives.
During the brief discussion,
most of the board members
seemed to agree the biggest obsta-
cle was getting 10 to 12 acres of
land. Mayor Pate said he felt con-
fident the land could be secured..
Numerous questions still sur-
round the company's contact, but,
the board was in accord to further,
evaluate its requirements and the
city's ability to meet them.
The company will be locating
three telemarketing centers in
Florida and will likely build a
42,000 square foot multi-million
dollar support center in the com-
munities in which they locate.
Wellness Program
Bill Williams, president of
Beacon Hill Therapy and Wellness
Center, approached the city board
explaining a proposed wellness
and occupational fitness pro-
gram.
Williams recently made a pro-
posal to Gulf County for the same
program and through subsequent,
meetings with the county officials,
they are wanting to see if a coop-
erative wellness program might be
developed for Gulf County, and.
the cities of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka. Williams explained .
that one of the major advantages;
of a joint program would be an,
overall reduction in cost because
of the larger service group.
Williams also explained that a
major advantage of the program
could be, reductions in. worker's.-
compensation insurance premi-
ums through an assortment of
pre- and post-claims efforts. '
Commissioners named City:
Clerk Pauline Pendarvis, Police,
Chief Jay Leffert, and Public
Works 'Superintendent Terry
McDaniel to work on a committee
and evaluate .the program.
Sewer Rehabilitation Loan
Bill Kennedy, of Preble-Rish,
Inc. Consulting Engineers,
explained to the board that the
city has qualified for up to
$658,000 in the state revolving
loan program.
The board is looking at evalu-


Veterans Nursing Home Site


Selection Committee Visits Gulf


120 Bed, 110Employee


Members of the Florida
Department of Veterans Affairs
State Nursing Home Site Selection
Committee weqe scheduled to be
.in Gulf County Wednesday after-
noon (December 8) for a site visit.
Gulfs Veterans Service
Officer Bo Williams approached
the Gulf County Commission sev-
eral weeks ago about making
application for Gulf County to be
considered as a possible site for
the Florida veterans new North
S Florida nursing home.
Gulf will be recommending a
site immediately past Ward Ridge
on the left side of Garrison
Avenue, and. just a few hundred
yards from the Gulf/Franklin
'Center of Gulf Coast Community
College.
I The site selection committee
is \ led by team chief Rocky
McPherson. They were to arrive at
thf site at .2:30 .p.m., (EST)
Wednesday. During their stay, the
Committee was to present a brief-
ing on the project and tour the
proposed site.
Williams also invited several
local business leaders and gov-
ernment officials who could field
any questions that might be
offered by the committee in their
field of expertise.
Economic Impact
If Gulf County is successful in
being selected as the site for the
new North Florida nursing home,
it will have a'major impact on the
local economy.
The 120 bed proposed facility
will employ approximately 110
people and is projected to have an


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estimated 87 million dollar per Florida and the other in the
year impact on the area's local northern region.
economy. After visiting the -proiposed
After visiting the proposed Gulf County site and several bth-
Gulf County site and several oth- ers in this area of Florida, the
rs in this area of Florida, the selection committee will make a
eetion coi tterea will tea' recommendation to the governor
selection committee will make and his cabinet in ebrary for
recommendation tdo the 'governor andthe sites cabinet t in Februarav forable
and his cabinet in February for the site they dee rmstfavorable
he site they deem most favorable for veterans and their families.
for veterans and their families. The. Florida Department of
Veterans Affairs is currently look-
The Florida Department of ing at building two new nursing
Veterans Affairs is currently look- homes in the state. One will be
ng at building two new.nursing ,built in the central region of'
homes in the state. One will be Florida and the other in the
built in the central region of northern region.


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eating the city's, sewer collection i
and treatment troubles. The
members are aware that the col- R 1
election system is in need of .1
improvement and/or some
replacement and they want to
identify the areas requiring atten-
tion and make a plan to correct
the problems.
Another major issue is what .
will be the future of the waste- |
water treatment plant, and how
will the city continue to treat
sewage if the mill does not reopen.
The wastewater treatment plant is
a unique operation that services
the minor needs of 'the city's
domestic waste, but was basically
designed to treat the volumes of
industrial waste it has handled

Commissioners unanimously
agreed to support a resolution to .
formally apply for the loan help. O -
In Other Business .
*Agreed to applications for .
two police grants for the purchase
of bulet proof vests and miscella- u.
neous needs, as requested by : ..
Police Chief Jay Leffert.
*Tabled" a request by
. Blackstone Cable to transfer the
city cable franchise to Mallard
Cablevision, LLC. Blackstone is in
the process of selling.the compa-
ny to Mallard Cablevision. At the
request of city attorney Russell Smurfit's vision for mill's future.
Scholz, the board decided to table
the request until some of theses Stone
(See JOBS on Page 3A) Ill.n p S


Wewahitchka Parade Bankruptcy Plan Tues.
Qn tI Fni 1Qh.L


*Saturday, IDecember 18,
SThe City of Wewahitchka's
Christmas Parade will be at 5:30
p.m. (CT). The parade will start at
RiVer Road, moving north until
ifeaching the intersection of 2nd
tLreet and Highway 71.
All throughout the afternoon
of December 18th, there will be a
host of activities occurring at
the La4e Alice Park. Santa will
arrive at the park via helicopter,
with the helicopter then being
used for the "Duck Drop", an
game offering a grand prize of
$1,000.
Other activities like "cow chip
bingo" will also take place. After
the. parade, an auction will be
held at the Park. The activities.
/aid auction are all' sponsored by
the Gator Booster Club.


Gulf County

Tests Its State
of Readiness
This 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
Emergency 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
countians to avoid driving in or
around the area surrounding the
high school and the medical facil-
ity.,
Susan McHugh, marketing
director for the hospital, will act
as the public information officer
for the mock disaster. For addi-
tional information call 227-1121,
extension 109.


In last week's edition of The
Star, it was reported that Michael
W. J. Smurfit, board chairman-.of
Smurfit-Stone Container Corpor-
ation, was quoted as stating in
Pulp & Paper Week that the
Florida Coast Paper Company mill
will not run again.
This statement contradicted
the feelings being interpreted by
many parties actively involved in
the current bankruptcy proceed-
ings in Delaware.
'Stone Container -Corporation,
a wholly owned subsidiary of
Smurfit-Stone Container Corpor-
ation, ha. filed a plan with the,
courts to become full owners of
the mill. January 5th is the date
set for hearings on Stone's plan.
In the meantime, unsecured
creditors have been divided into
several "impaired creditor
groups"-groups that the plan
would return less than the
amount owed-who- will vote for
or against the plan and return
their opinions to the judge.
The bankruptcy judge will
consider the plan if any one of


those groups votes in favor of the
plan.
The local papermakers union
held a meeting Tuesday evening
(December 7) and unanimously
voted to oppose the Stone plan.
Union president John Reeves said
the unions have drafted a letter to
the international attorneys repre-
senting their interest in Delaware
asking them to vote against the
proposed plan.
The union is also seeking
support from other unsecured
creditor groups to enjoin them in
objecting to the plan.
"Based on Mr. Smurfit's corm-
ments, he has no intentions of
reopening this mill any time soon
. .. We feel like we ,owe it to the
members, as well as the
community, to make, every effort
to find a buyer Who would be
interested in reopening the mill,"
Reeves said.
It does appear likely that at
least one of the creditor groups
will favor the plan being offered,
according to sources close to the
bankruptcy case.


GET BUSY WRITNG KIDS
N- SNTh'S

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rmall wishful lef f-ers,

Ths5e le-f-+ers will be sent t-o Sant-a who ill personal-
ly answer all correspondence which contains a elf-
addressed stafrr-ped envelope. The le-t-ers will then be
forvwarded to The St-ar for prrining in our Christ-rras issue.
Due fto charge in our printing schedule, fthe deadlie
for malin9 Sanrt-a lef-t-ers fo recek.e a reply from --he 3joll
old gentleman ,will be 500 pj\. on Friday. December 17th.
So 9ef busy wrri-In9 kids
Those within9 -o wrt-e tfo an-a only for pub licaton
wir-houi- a ret-urn letf--er frorn- f-he bi9 9uy" re welcome
to drop F-herr\ by The SI-ar where a special deposf-ory
wvAl be awai-ing f-.heir arr-,aL. The same deadline wll apple .


Proposed site of Florida Veteran's Nursing Home near Gulf/Franklin Center.


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1999 -


Mir- C -&__ ___________________________________


Smurfit's Statement



Will Earn Opposition

Keeping His Plans Secret, Even From His

Own People, Could Come Back To Haunt Him
WELL, MIKE SMURFIT HAS FINALLY let his plans for the
Florida Coast Paper mill, out of the bag. His plans are to leave it
shut down, if the bankruptcy courts leave him with the final word,
which we all hope they won't do.
Even if he said his plans were to eventually re-start the mill,
his past actions of a year and three months, wouldn't be in the
best interests of anybody except Mike Smurfit!.
His refusal to make public any plans he has for the mill should
work to his detriment for any favorable decision from the courts.
His plans should be dismissed as unthinkable for the benefit of
anyone involved with FCPC.
Smurfit has intervened with the bankruptcy court to gain
complete control over the mill's assets for the future, which the
bankruptcy courts must consider.
IT SHOULDN'T BE A SURPRISE TO learn of Smurfit's plans
for the future. The only surprise to us is that he finally let his
plans be known publicly, after keeping his mouth shut for so long;
even to his own people. One of the main criticisms we have had
from the, word "go",. is that he refused to articulate his intentions
to a loyal work force here in Port St. Joe, about What he was try-
Ing to do. We didn't labor under any misapprehension that he
nMeant well for us, or that he even considered us in his plans..
It was evident he was thinking only.about his own wishes.
We remember several instances when the local workers,
,through their union representatives would actually plead for an
Inkling about his plans for the future, so they could make plans
'of their own.
NOW THAT SMURFIT'S WORDS HAVE leaked out that he has
no plans to operate the paper mill, here, we can make our plans
,accordingly.- We can work toward making every effort, to see that
the courts don't.rule in his favor, giving him complete control over
"the mill and the destiny of so many people.
Smurfit has gained some formidable opposition for himself by,
-making his statement. That opposition, although from a small
insignificant county such as Gulf, will probably end up haunting
)him more than he' realizes. In other words, it will go a long way
,toward preventing him from realizing his goal.
The way we're thinking, it couldn't happen to a more deserv-
ing person.



Who's Embarrassed Now?

THE WTO CONFERENCE BEING HELD in Seattle is drawing
protests. big time, -The activities seem ,to .rival the, nation-wide
protestss h~hich were carried on opposing the Vietnam War.
" They should, the protagonists have the same reasons for
protesting. They think the eventual outcome of the W\rTO will be to
cost U. S. workers' jobs due to industry shutdowns, such as has
happened here in Port St. Joe. Who knows for sure, it just might
Certainly the idea is too important for our future, to merely acqui-
esce without a whimper.
Those. really pushing the WTO-other than President
Clinton-are heads of state who hope to benefit from the WTO.
But for every benefit, there must be someone who has to sacrifice.
Since the U.S., is the world's largest consumer, it will be expected
tobuy the increased output of other nations;, after giving up the
jobs with which to earn a living by.
A MINNESOTA REPRESENTATIVE, and a so-called "trade
expert" and scholar, stated, "It's [the demonstration] an embar-
rassment.for every citizen of the United States. And- for .ouir first
citizen, it's a worse embarrassment."'
Isn't that too bad? It was something of an embarrassment to
the- people of the United States, to have fewer jobs to go to and to
have their leader carry on like ours did for better than a year; anid
lie about it! : ,
; The President should have thought of important events, such
as his support of the WTO, which would require all the clout of his
office in support, before he ever unzipped his pants!
The preceding editorials are written by Wesley R. Ramsey, Editor Emeritus.


Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbe


Slightly Ahead of


I've never had too good 'a
grasp of how life works. You take
those pick-up trucks for instance.
When I was fifteen and dreaming
of the day I could wheel up to Jdne
Hill's front, door and have her hop
- into my shinny new, and very "hip"
automobile-I was thinking
Corvette convertible, not F- 100.
Now 'a days, often as not, the
girls swing, by to pick up the
boys-in their Dodge Dakota!.
Who'd a thunk it?
In 1962, style ... and pick-up
truck would have never been
mentioned-in the same breath!
I can remember saving up a
dollar and a half to take Jane out
to the dairy bar for burgers, fries
and a shake. "Dad, I'm going to
Borrow the car for a little while, rve
got-"
."Not tonight, son, your Mother


and I have to run out to Mr
MNanley's. he's been under the
weather ..
"1''e got to have the car! I've
already- told JAne Hill I'd pick her
up at seven."
"Take the truck. son."
I would have thrown a fit and
demanded- my rights as a sixteen
year old and brought up child
abuse and called the Civil Liberties
Union and got on 60 Minutes ....
but this was the Colbert house, in
1962s To protest would have been
useless, futile, fruitless, a waste of
time, and, quite possibly, danger-
ous to my health.
The pick-up truck was down
by- the barn. Gosh, I'd have to
shovel all that corn out of the
back! And I'd have to take those
awful, homemade racks off the
bed. Washing that tOhing wasn't
going to clean up the dings and
scrapes and barb wire scratches .

There were thermos bottles on
the front seat that hadn't been
moved since January. The floor-
board had at-, least two years of
bailing strings piled on it. The pas-


senger side window wouldn't roll
up. The loam %was sucking through
the seat where David Mark
rammed the pruning shears into it.
Aw. and the dash. It held our
flashlight with some old battenes
thrown up there just in case .
and a roll of toilet paper, a half
dozen grease rags, a set of socket
wrenches, several coffee cups, a
whisk broom, a Zane Grey paper
back, a worn out John Deere cap,
a sack of pig rings, four cans: of
nails, three giant ball bearings,
two Hostess Twinkles and a
partridge in a pear tree.
You could hit a bump at fifty
miles per hour and stuff would lift
off the dash-slide around a bit-
but miraculously it all would settle
back close to its original resting
place.
The pungent odor of old,
sweaty leather gloves permanently
filled the cab.
I know you won't believe this,
but we used our pick-up as a work
truck.
I pondered my plight for eight
or ten seconds and made the call,
"Jane, auh, something, auh, has


My Time
come up. I can t make it tonight;"
The only girl that I actually
remember nding around in a truck
witth was Diane Stoner. She'd bor-
row her dad's '53 CheTrolet .and
we'd take it out for a spin. It ivas-
n't a date or arnthing. she was a
couple of years older than me-, .
It was just something to -do.
Mother worried somewhat vrhen
we'd roar off together. -
And rightfully so.
Diane couldn't drive worth' a
flip. One late afternoon on that big
curve out on the Shiloh road~ I
thought she'd killed us both :for
sure. We were cruising!along pret-
lt good when I realized she hadn't
slowed for the turn They didn't
talk much about stability and'han-
dling and aerodynamics and seat-
belts back in those days....
Thank goodness for those big
steering wheels! I reached over and
helped her pull to the right. olen
that heavy truck raised up on' fwvo
wheels scenes from my all-too-
short life begin to flash before my
eyes. We: slid through the curve
sideways-I saw more ditch than
(See KESLEY ON PAQE 3)


Just An Update Report On Smudgie, On Her Birthday


SMUDGIE HAD A birthday
recently. It fell about the middle
of' November; I don't know the
exact day, but, the month is close
enough. You remember Smudgie.
She was the resident dog, in the
The Star office for all her life until
she "retired" with me on July 1.,
Smudgie greeted everyone at
the door as they would enter. The'
Star office, roll over on her back
for absolute strangers [to her] to
scratch her, stomach. Everyone
received the same greeting,
unless Smudgie happened to be
curled up, asleep, someplace
around the office at the time.
Smudgie has passed her fifth
birthday, now, and is still as
"spoiled" as ever. She leads a cod-
dled life which is conducted to
cater to her every comfort.
I'm thinking it.-would be more
realistic, if- e were':t.0 re-assign.
the title to oui home in Smudgie's
name, rather than ours.

THESE FIVE YEARS have


not been without their cost to
Smudgie. She has become as fat
as a butter-ball since her retire-
ment. I' guess this. -comes. from
having to have something of what
I have to eat, every time I have
something to ea& Anythingl That
little dog -is like a. four-legged
garbage can.
The other day, great-grand-
son Will was staying at Smudgie's
house while his regular baby sit-
ter went to the doctor. I was dol-
ing out M&M candies to Will, one
by one. Smudgie had to have one,
too. So, I would give Will one and
then give Smudgie one, alternat-
ing back and forth.


Will became mesmerized with
the way Smudgie. chewed her'
M&Ms; She worked her little jaws
up and down, opening them all
the way to clamp down on the
M&M, just like dogs do when they
chew. Will thought he would try
that, and the next morsel of
candy I handed to him, he opened
his jaws all the way to masticate
the way Smudgie was doing it.

IT'S A HOOT to get those two
together. There's entertainment
galore and "big sister" Makayla
has to settle for second fiddle
when those two have the floor.
They play catch, fetch, and


roll and tumble together, just like
. two human kids. They keep each
other entertained. Smudgie is in
"dog heaven" whenever Will
comes over to the house to stay a
day or two. Will is never at a loss
for something to do when
Smudgie is around, too. -

SMUDGIE IS handling her
retirement just fine. She still gets
up at the same time every morn-
ing, to give her plenty of time to
get ready to go to work. She walks
out to the paper tube with me
every morning, to fetch the news-
paper. She sniffs every inch of
ground between the house and
the newspaper tube, for any sign
of alien dogs.
I guess,.she would fetch the
paper for :ne, but she's too short
to reach up and retrieve it from
the tube where it has been placed
to accommodate the delivery per-
son.
She can't even jump that
high.


Of course, her jumping has
been cut back some by her girth.
I mentioned the fact that she has
become as fat as a butter ball
from all her lying around, eating
and sleeping.

SMUDGIE LIES on the back
of the sofa in the window. She
alerts us to the intrusion of any
dog which make the mistake of
coming in the yard, 'or any person
who happens to "trespass" on the
street, walking or jogging.
111 Allen Memorial Way is
her turf and she means to protect
it .'. all eight inches of her!
She still wags her tail ninety-'
to-nothing and licks the hand or
face of anyone who comes to call,
after she announces their pres-
ence with a harsh bark or two.
Smudgie has settled in to her
task of keeping us company dur-
ing our retirement, should we
become lonely, or out of sorts.
She's doing a good job of that.
She sees that we never spend a


lonely minute, just as she 'thinks
she is supposed to do.

I JUST THOUGHT using' the
time of her birthday would be a
good way to utilize it .by giving
you an update as to how she ,was
progressing. She had about4 as
much of a "following" as we had.
There are those of you who would
come by The Star office, just; to
see Smudgie, and rub her stbm-
ach for her.


She told me to tell you that
she appreciated it. Now she has
replaced that stomach rubbing
with an automobile ride on occa-
sion.
She likes to get out for a ride,
like anyone else. It's a chore get-
ting out of the house without her.
She will perk up and follow! our
every step when we begin prepar-
ing to go out. She knows wheh we
are going to leave in the car aihd
she's right ready to. go, 'too.
Anytime!


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County Road Supt. Bob Lester receives a plaque from left to right, Comm. Nathan Peters, Jr., Warren
Yeager, Admin. Don Butler, Attorney Tim McFarland, Judge Bob Moore, Tommy Knox and Billy Traylor.


"Bob" Lester Retires After 39 Years
i ra u e'rYa ru


Gulf County Road Depart-
'mert Superintendent Robert
"Bob" Lester was recognized dur-
ing two retirement ceremonies
over the past week. Lester. is retir-
ing after over 39 years of service
,-to tGulf County.
;- He has, served under 34 dif-.
feient county commissioners of.
: ose 39 years. The current board
*:recognized him with a plaque
thanking him for those years of
service.
Board Chairman Billy Traylor,
mnade the presentation (shown in
accompanyingg photo) along with a
:fish finder and jacket.
Road. department employees
presented Lester with a rod and
reel during a going away party
Sast Wednesday.
b Lester will not officially be
retired until February, 2000, but.
has accrued enough leave time to
go ahead and begin using several,
of the gifts he received.
Commissioners have appoint-


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l li in as interini


road superintendent until
F e will


take over the road departm
S s reins at the board's discretio.
(From Page 1) Fur, Feathers


wording can be worked out in the
request. .
Commissioner, Jorge San
Pedro said it might also be a good
time to find out what the compa-
ny's plans are for future improve-
ments and additional demands.
*The board discussed several
matters--that are currently being
negotiated concerning improve-
ments to the police department
retirement plan.
*Decided to write letters 'of
thanks to: Ann White, for coordi-
nating work at Holly Hill
Cemetery; the Historical
Committee, for work done to
secure the Centennial Building
grant; and Ralph Rish; for match-
ing fund contributions of
S20.000.


SShe's a Gulf County Winner!
The Port St.: Joe Merchants Association awarded the "High
Ticket" category first place prize of $250 in "Gulf County
Dollars" to Phyllis Altstaetter this week at the conclusion of its
recent contest to encourage Gulf countians to shop at home.
Receiving $100 in "Gulf County Dollars" as the runner-up in the
event was Christine Lightfoot.
The contest in a second category reflecting purchases of
"Everyday Items" was won by Cy Williams-he was also awarded
$250 in "Gulf County Dollars." Ken and Betty Chambers shopped
their way into second place and were awarded $100 in "Gulf
County Dollars." /
Presenting the prizes were (1 to r) Jeanie Mims, Tonya Nixon,
,and Cathy Costin. Everyone is encouraged by the association to,
continue in the spirit of the contest even though it has official-
ly concluded.


Kesley
highway as we "hung on for dear
life." .
S We were clown past :the
Faulkner place when we roared to
a stop. I knew it had been a pretty
wild ride when I spotted the flash-
light and her brother's cap in the
floorboard. "Did you see the
expression," she was the first to
regain her tongue, ". on Miss
Faulkner's face when we went by."
My hero growing up was Leroy
Sologic. He had the James Dean
hair cut. His short sleeves were
rolled up twice. His Levi 50 l's were
pegged just right. And he had a
1959 Ford Galaxy convertible with
the retractable hardtop.
You talk about cool! No wonder
he; was going out with the best
,looking girl in the whole town! And
'I guarantee you, he wouldn't a'
been caught dead wheeling up to


(From Page 2)

Linda Whitten's house in a pick-up
trucks
Chrome fenders and moon
hub caps were much more fash-
ionable than cargo space in the
early sixties.
I saw Jane Hill at our twenty
year class reunion. "Jane, if I'd a'
had a ride like Leroy's, I bet you
and I might have gone steady."
"It wasn't your car, duffus. It
was your stooped shoulders and
narrow eyes and that G.I. haircut.
And you always smelled like a
worn out work glove!"
Yeah, she can say what she:
wants to .. but if I'd just had a
convertible instead of an old pick-
up ....
Or if we'd been born in 1980 .
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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Phillip Nedley

Burns, Nedley Exchange

Vows On October 23rd


Heather Ann Burns and
Richard Phillip Nedley were unit-
ed in matrimony on October 23 at
2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic
Church in .Historic Arcadia. The
bride is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Brian Burns, of Arcadia, and
the groom is the son of Mr, and
Mrs. Robert Nedley, of Port St.
Joe.
A beautiful afternoon wed-
ding ceremony was officiated by
Father William Adams.
The groom's aunt, Barbara
VanBuskirk, gave Old Testament


Reading: Responsorial Psalm was
'read by the bride's aunt, Sarah
Craig; and New Testament
Reading by Adam Strang, frater-
nity brother of the groom.
Prayer of the Faithful was
read by the bride's aunt, Beck
Mruczek. Presentation of Gifts for
Holy Communion was brought up
by Joan D. Ansbrow and Sue
Burns, grandmothers of the'
bride.
The bride who was escorted
by her father was adorned with a
White. Gloria Vanderbilt. satin


short-sleeved off the shoulder
gown, which was accented with
battenburg lace. Her shoulder-
length headpiece consisted of a
crown with scalloped lace and
pearls.
Maid of honor Brooke
Bloomberg of Gainesville, and
bridesmaids Patricia Nedley, Juli
Cottrill of West Palm Beach, Alicia
Crknkshaw of Miami, and Lindsay
Visali of Sarasota all wore floor
length, short sleeved satin plum
dresses accented with a velvet
bodice, floor length train with
rosettes at the waist.
The groomsmen included best
man Ken Greene of Americus,
Georgia, Paul Nedley of Port St.
Joe, Adam Strange of Americus,
Georgia, Michael Burns ,of
Arcadia, and Fred Collins of
Plains, Georgia. The ushers
included Van Patterson of:
Tallahassee and Jason Peake of
Lake Wales.
Immediately following the
wedding ceremony a sit down buf-
fet reception was held ,at the
Arcadia Elks Lodge. Guests
enjoyed a full buffet of delicious
food, entertaining music, and
dancing.
Toasts were given by the best
man, father of the bride, and
uncle of the bride. Decorations
included tables adorned with
miniature ivy topiaries, :cande-
labras and hurricane lamps, indi-
:vidual, disposable cameras, and
wedding bubbles.
A host of well-wishers attend-
ed the ceremony and reception.
They included, many out-of-town
guests from New, York, North
Carolina, Washington and Port St.
Joe.
Those in attendance from
North Carolina included the aunt
and uncle -of the groom, Mr. and
Mrs. William J. VanBuskirk; the
groom's uncle, Lamar Lovelace;
and cousin, Ariel Lovelace from
Tacoma, Washington.
Guests from Port St. Joe-
included the groom's aunt, Melba
Brown; cousins, Mr. and Mrs.
Rodney Herring, Mr. and Mrs.
Rick Williams; special friends,
Mary Alice Lyons. and Laura
Williams; and very special friend,
Denise Williams.
The wedding party, family,
and friends gathered for a barbe-
cue style rehearsal dinner hosted
by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nedley on
Friday, October 22nd.
The newlyweds took their
honeymoon on a seven-day cruise
to, the western Caribbean. The
couple resides in Lakeland.


,-, IJohn an =- Mathew Kei
John adh.e -I s
John and Matthew Keigans.


Take A Double
Look at Who's 4!
John and Matthew Keigans
celebrated their fourth birthday
on November 15th. Their party,-
was held on November 21st at,
their grandmother's house.
John and Matthew are' the
sons of Billy and Bonnie Keigans,
and the brothers of Mark Ayers
and Krystal Keigans. Their grand-
parents are Cora Ayers, and the
late John D. Ayers of Mexico
Beach, and Sue Hemanes and &
Billy J. Keigans of Chattahoochee.


New Sign at GulflFrank.in
As part of the latest construction phase at the Gulf/Franklin Center, located at the
intersection of Garrison Avenue and Highway 98 in Port St. Joe., this unique new signage
has been erected to introduce passersby to the educational institution. .. -*
Other new aspects being added to improve the facility and compliment the learning
atmosphere are some attractive landscaping, a new nursing program, and multi-use tech-
nical training center. The board is working diligently to keep pace with the growth of
interest which is being shown in the Gulf/Franklin Center by area residents.


Haddock-Linton

Set Final Plans
Harlan and Donna Haddock
and Benny (Sankie) and Linda
Linton have announced the final
plans for the marriage of their
children, Jamle Marie Haddock
and Archie Ray Linton.
All family members and
friends are cordially invited to wit-
ness and share in the joyous cel-
ebration of the couple's love as
they exchange vows at 3:00 p.m.
on Saturday, December 11th, at
Oak Grove Assembly of God in
Port St. Joe.
Those attending are welcome
at a reception commencing imme-
diately following the ceremony.
.Also, a nursery will be provided
for the convenience of parents of
young children.

Thank You
A special thank you to all
those who helped to- ease my grief
at the loss of my mother, you are
truly special people: Pastor Robert
ard' Audrey Lowery and Amazing
Grace. Pastor Willie Mae Mason,
Deborah Crosby and family,
Nn Minister and Sister Paulette:Best,
North PSJ Community Choir,
Janice Addison. Eva Pittman and
family, and Irene Addison, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl White, Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Daniels, and the City-
Wide Mission.
May God bless each of you in
a special way.
Virginia Hogue

It's A Boy!
Dr. and Mrs. Jack Atwater, of
San Antonio, Texas, announce the
birth of their son, Joseph William,
on November 28. Joe was wel-
comed home by his big brother
: Sam.


Proud grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Sidney Anchors of Port
St. Joe and Mr. and Mrs. Atwater
of Tallahassee. :


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Wewa's Christmas
.1999 Celebration
The City of,Wewahitchka will
hold its Christmas celebration on
Saturday, December 18th, at
Lake Alice Park from 11:00 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m.
Santa will be arriving at 11:00
a.m. and a photographer will be
available from then until 1:00
p.m. for that "special" photo.
The holiday, celebration fea-
turing lots of food, fun, and games
for the entire family, will begin
after Santa's arrival.
Those attending will enjoy
Christmas music featuring carol-
ers from local schools and
churches. Go out to the park and
enjoy the fun, stay for lunch, and,
celebrate the season with friends
and neighbors.
The event will conclude with
the "Duck Drop" which is sched-
* tiled for 3:30. on Lake Alice. This


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year's festival is being sponsored
by the Wewahitchka High School
Gator Booster Club.
The annual Christmas parade
is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
The planners for the day's events
wish everyone a "Merry
Christmas!" .

Christmas Events at
MB Methodist Church
Once again the Mexico Beach
First United Methodist -Church.
will be holding its annual
Christmas events.
This year's events start out on
Monday, December 20, at 6:00
p.m., CT., with a live nativity
scene. There will be live animals
for the childrenn to see and' pet,
Christmas caroling by the choir,
and a sing-along. Refreshments
will be served along with hot cof-
fee and hot chocolate.
Then on Friday, December 24,


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be having its annual Christmas
Eve candlelight service. '
The public is invited to attend
these special services as they cel-,
ebrate the "true meaning of
Christmas."
The church is located 111-A
22nd Street, Mexico Beach.

Old-Fashioned
Christmas
Celebration


There will be an old-fashIoned
christmas celebration at the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in
Sam Atkins Park on Saturday,
December llth, from 6:00 until
9;00 p.m., CT. The park is located
one mile west of Blountstown, off
Highway 20.,
Experience live Christmas
carols from the porch of the Yon
house, old-fashioned decorations,
lighting, and food. Homemade
sausage biscuits (cooked on wood
stove), chili, and barbecue rib din-
ners will be served.
There will be a children's pup-
pet show in the 100-year-old
Shiloh school. At 7:30 p.m. in the
old Frink Gym, the First Baptist
Church Youth Choir, directed by.
Shelly Chandler, will present a
cantata, "Lord I Lift Your Name on
High."


Mexico Beach AARP
Christmas Party Moved
Due to the fact that the Top of
the Gulf restaurant will be closed
on the 17th, the Mexico Beach
AARP Christmas party has been
moved to the Hidden Lagoon
Restaurant on Friday, December
17th, at 5:30 p.m.
The AARP would like to
extend its thanks .to the Hidden
Lagoon for accommodating the
party at this late date.

Ilse Newell to Host
Christmas Concert
SThe Ilse Newell Fund for the
S"" Performing Arts will present its
S annual Christmas concert at the
Dixie Theater in Apalachicola on
Sunday; ,December 12,; at; 4:00


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S You are cordially invited to attend the 4th




Friday, December 31, 1999 9 p.m. 1 a.m.
.; 1600 Constitution Driv'e, Port St. Joe


Heavy Hors D'oeuvres prepared by
League members, Silent Auction, 'On-site
Photographer from 9-10 p.m., New Year's
*Party Favors, Complimentary Champagne,
and Cash Bar. Featuring Live Band "Now
& Then."
k, Black Tie attire is optional.


per person


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Call 227-1111 for tickets.
Tickets will be mailed on Dec. 20th
oFree transportation home will be available.
0 Sponsored by the Junior Service
League of Port St. Joe.
All proceeds will be returned to the
community.


Catholic Charities to
Sponsor Angel Tree
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 of
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.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1999 PAGE 5A


Celebration of the Century!


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The concert will feature the
1Bay Area Choral Society-com-
' posed of 35 voices from Apalach-
icola, Port St. Joe, Eastpoint, and
St. George Island-and also the
acclaimed, 21,-member Apalachi-
cila Banrd.
Dr. ToAl Adams will direct the
'chorus in Christmas favorites
"T'was the Night Before
Chfistmas," "Silver Bells," and
"White thristmas," and Iugenia
Watkins, will conduct "Angels'
'Carol," "Candlelight Carol," and
"What Sweeter Music" by popular
British composer-conductor,
John Ruter. Dr. Bedford Watkins,
pianist, will accompany the cho-
rus.
The. band, under its conduc-
tor Karl. Lester, will play ."The
Coventry Carol", "We Three Kings
of Orient. Aie," "In the Bleak'
Midwinter," and other Christmas,
favorites and will accompany a
chorus audience carol-sing-along.
The Ilse-Newell concert series
is sponsored by the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society, a 501-C-3
education incorporation in
Florida. For further information,
contact George Chapel :at (850)-
653-9524.


1999 Sponsors


PLATINUM
St. Joe Company
Mr. & Mrs. David P. Warriner
Charles Whitehead


GOLD


SA & E Development

Mr..& Mrs. Charles Costin


SILVER
Artemis Gallery Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Anchor Realty Hannon Insurance
Buzzett's Drug Store Dr. Frank D. May
Cape San Bias Realty Pic's Food Store & Discount Liquors
Century 21 Thompson Rish Realty Prudential Realty
Citizen's Federal Savings Bank Shoreline Medical Group
Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Costin Rish, Gibson & Scholz
Ralph Roberson, CPA


FRIENDS Mr. & Mrs Richard H'ance Buddy Ward Seafood
Cahall's Deli Sheriff & Mrs Frank McKeithen Wewahitchka State Bank
Cox & Associatesl Mr & Mrs John Miller Wood's Fisheries
Florida Power Judge & Mrs Robert Moore <


Contributions from past \eu' Yevars E'e Galas hare enabled the
Junior Sen'ice Leagute of Port St Joe to jund these u'wotl/.'v
Iorga'lizations and projects "ithoutt 'your sUppon these
opportunities u'woid, not be possible.
, Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe.
Monumental Music
Clothed Children
City Community Events Sign,
SVolunteer Scholarship
Gulf Coast Community College Honors Plaza Campaign
Port St. Joe High School-Band, Re-landscaping &
Project Graduation
) Gold Card Club & Girls Softball, volunteerss in Education,
Port St. Joe Elementary Adopt-A-Class, Accelerated Reader &
Cultural Events, Senior Citizens Center,
) Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Gulf County Library,
City Wide Easter Egg Hunt, City League Girls Softball
Scallop Festival, Girl Scouts


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Home: The \\arriners
' All d-y fishing trip: Charles
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* Scenic plane ride for 3 for an
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* Horseback riding for -i for 2


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* Dixie Theater Tickets
* An item from Badcock's
* Autographed Auburn
Liniversity Jersev
* Florida State Unitersity
Football Autographed
* Junior Service League Wine
Basket


the Warriners
* Beacon Hill Therapy &
Wellness Center: 1 year mem-
bership
* St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club. 2 rounds of golf
* Items for St. Joe Marina
* Day of Beauty from Aline's


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evening at the Chateau in beer- The Mlays Boutique
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The celebration of the.century
is only a few weeks -away! This
year's Junior Service League Gala
is sure to be the grandest party of
the millennium. The party will be
held at the home of David, and
Trish Warriner, located at 1600
Constitution Drive in Port St. Joe.
The gala will begin at 9:00
p.m. on Friday, December 31st,
and will end around 1:00 a.m. on
January 1st. The live band "Now
and Then" will be ringing in the
new year with hits from the 30's
. through the 90's.
The Junior Service League
would like to thank its sponsors
and silent auction contributors. A
detailed list of sponsors and con-
tributors is included in the gala

M.B. Millennium
Celebration on 31st
On December 31st Mexico
Beach encourages residents and
visitors alike to celebrate New
Year's and the coming of the new
millennium in a fun and safe set-
ting.
Free transportation for all will
be provided on the Bay Town
Trolley cars between the hours of
7.00 p.m. arid 3:00 a.m., CT, to
assure a safe New Year's celebra-
tion for the millennium.
Many of the ,restaurants,
lounges, and shops will have spe-
cial celebrations. The trolleys will
travel from Mexico Beach to the
Wonder Bar in St. Joe Beach and
will be making stops at participat-
ing restaurants, motels, and'
lounges, as well as various resi-
dential stops in between along
Highway 98.
A grand finale fireworks dis-
play will be shot at 12:00 mid-
night, CT, the same evening from
the newly renovated Mexico Beach
municipal pier.
Mexico Beach invites you to
relax, be safe and set your worries
aside while bringing in the new
century in Mexico Beach without
having to drive.
Remember you can celebrate
New Year's twice, both on eastern
time and central time, if you cele-
brate at the beaches! For more.
information please call 1-888-
723-2546.
NDRA Meeting
Downtown Redevelopment
Agency will meet on Tuesday,
December. 14, at 6:15 p.nim
upstairs at City Hall in Port St.
Joe. .


ad. This year the league has,
received the best response ever
from area businesses and individ-
uals. The members would like to
thank everyone so much for their :
support!
Bring in the new century %with
your neighbors and friends. The
gala offers live entertainment,
delicious food, an on-site photog-
rapher, party fa vors. complimen-
tary champagne to toast the new
year, and a.cash bar.
Tickets for the gala are sill
available. To purchase tickets call
227-1111. The tickets are 835 per
person. If you have already pur-
chased tickets, your tickets will
be mailed December 20th.

Wewa Commodity
Recertification Wed.
Certification (only) for Wewa-
hitchka recipients will take place
on Wednesday, December 15th,
from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. CT, at
the old courthouse. .Those in
Wewahitchka whose cards have
expired should bring the neces-
sary papers on that day to recerti-
fy.
The commodity office at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe is open Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 8:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m., ET, for certification.
Please note that the next com-
modity distribution will be held in -
January. For further information
feel free to call 229-9114, 639-
5068, or 639-5069.

Meeting of Gulf
Juvenile Council
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
Thursday, December 16, at 4:00
p.m. (ET) at the Gulf County
Library, located on Highway 71 N
in Port St. Joe.
Membership is open 'and the
public is welcome and encouraged
to attend. For further details and
information, please contact Don
Washabaugh at (850) 227-2340.
aThis is the council's holiday
gathering. Members are asked to
bring their favorite finger food to
share.
The Calhoun/Gulf Domestic
Violence Council, which normally.
meets at3:"30, ,will not meet this
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Easy, Convenient "Fiesta Roast Beef' Takes

Top Honors at 1999 National Beef Cook-Off


Reflecting the consumer trend for
home-cooked meals that don't sacrifice
quality and taste for preparation time,
"Fiesta Roast Beef With Tropical Fruit
Relish" earned the "Best of Beef" title
at the 1999 National Beef Cook-Off.
The winning recipe, worth $40,000 to
its creator, Gloria Bradley, of
Naperville, Ill., was chosen because it
had exactly what the judges were
looking for: originality, great .taste,
simplicity and ease of preparation.
"We liked the simplicity of the recipe
and the fruit combination," said Nancy
Byal, Head Judge at this year's Cook-
Off and Executive Food Editor for
Better Homes & Gardens. "The two
main facets of the recipe give it a fresh
taste and wide family appeal."
A major characteristic of the winning
recipe is that it calls for a prepared,
fully-cooked, heat-and-serve beef tri-tip
roast. Because of their versatility and
quick preparation time, prepared beef
products are currently the hottest trend
in the beef industry, now widely
available in the refrigerated meat cases
of grocery stores around the country.
In this island-style recipe; orange
juice and peel, spicy brown, mustard,
hot pepper sauce, green bell pepper and
tropical fruit cocktail are combined into
a fruit relish to serve with the roasted
beef tri-tip.
Every two years, the National Beef
Cook-Off brings together the nation's
finest amateur beef cooks in order to
determine America's best new beef
recipes. This year, eight of the 16
finalist recipes featured prepared, fully-
cooked, heat-and-serve beef products,
and eight featured ground beef.
The next National Beef Cook-Off will
take place in 2001, in Tucson, Ariz.
For rules, visit www.beef.org or write
to: National /Beef Cook-Off Rules,
Dept. 01, P.O. Box 3881, Englewood,
CO 80155.
Fiesta Roast Beef
*With Tropical Fruit Relish
Total Preparation and Cooking Time:
30 minutes ,...
f 1 package (1-1/2 to 2 priti.
a fully-cooked beef tri-ti oat
1 ei t^ t t 'l.


2 cans (8 to 8-1/4 oz. each)
tropical fruit salad in
light syrup
'1 large orange
2 to 3 teaspoons spicy brown
mustard
1/4 tol/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
Orange slices (Optional)
1. Remove beef tri-tip roast from
package; place in microwave-safe dish.
Transfer 3 to 4 tablespoons liquid from
package to small saucepan; set aside.
Discard any remaining liquid or reser-
ve for .other use. Cover roast and
microwave on high 7 to 10 minutes or
until heated through. Let stand,
covered, 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, drain fruit salad, reser-
ving 3 tablespoons of the syrup. Cut
up any large pieces of fruit; set aside.
Grate 1 teaspoon peel from orange; set
aside. Cut orange in half. Squeeze
juice from 1/2 orange; peel and chop
orange sections from remaining 1/2.
3. Combine reserved syrup, orange
juice, mustard, orange peel, pepper


sauce, salt and pepper as desired in
medium bowl; whisk until blended.
Measure 1/4 cup of the orange juice
mixture; add to beef liquid in saucepan.
Set aside. Add reserved fruit, chopped
orange and bell pepper to remaining
orange juice mixture in bowl; mix well.
Cover and refrigerate.
4. Carve roast across the grain into
thin slices. Bring mixture in saucepan
to a boil; remove from heat.
5. Arrange beef and fruit relish side-
by-side on platter. Spoon hot sauce
over beef, as desired. Garnish with
orange slices, if desired.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Cook's Tip: Beef tri-tip is a boneless
roast from the bottom sirloin. Tri-tip
roasts usually weigh about 1-1/2 to 2
pounds and have a distinctive
triangular shape.

Meeting of Gulf County
Genealogical Society
G.C.G.S. will be holding its
December meeting this .Saturday
in the meeting room at the Port
St. Joe Library. The time will be
from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.,
ET.
The president urges all mem-
bers to please attend and bring a
dish. The society will also be hold-
ing its Christmas luncheon that
day.
The society extends a special-
Welcome to all members of the
Friends of the Library and to the
St. Joseph Historical Society to'.
attend. They will be presenting
the library with three new vol-
umes of books on Georgia geneal-
ogy.
For all members--the society
will also be holding nominations'
for next year's elections. The vot-
ing will be held in January's meet-
ing. For more information, cal
Beverly Mount-Douds at 229-'
1094 or Ruth Brownell at 229-"
6755, you can email Beverly at
bmd@digitalexp.com.

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offer a hands-on computer course
on "QuickBooks '99."
The course will be held every
Wednesday beginning January
12, 2000 and ending February 9,
2000 from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. (ET)
at the GCCC Gulf/Franklin
Center, Room C102, located at
3800 Garrison Avenue in Port St.
Joe.
Topics covered will be: payroll
and taxes, accounts receivable,
accounts payable, creating esti-
mates, job cost reports, bank
accounts and reconciliation, and
many others.
The cost of the seminar is $99
per person. Registration can be
made at the GCCC Gulf/Franklin
Center. For more information call
GCCC Lifelong Learning at
(850)872-3823.
For a complete listing of
SBDC seminars, check out our
website at http://www.gc.cc.
fl.us/sbdc
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
and the public is invited.

Attention Gulf
County Residents
If you have no health
Insurance (Medicare, Medicaid,
HMO, or private insurance) and
your gross family, income is at or
below 150% of the Federal Poverty
Guidelines, then you may qualify
for medical services through the
Gulf County Health Departments
Primary Care Challenge Grant
Program. For more information
call 227-1276 or 639-2644.

Beaches Lions
Club Meeting- '
The Beaches Lions Club will
meet on Tuesday, December 14,
at 11:30 a.m., CT, at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center. Both men and
women as prospective members
and/or guests are welcome to
attend.
-'The public is invited to join' in
, and help with the communly ser-
vice projects. For further informa-
tion, please call Ruth or Bob at
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THE STAR,. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1999 PAGE 7A


Low*1R1* Enforemen Rc


(Shriff's Beat

YOUTH BURUIAR TRACED
On Sunday, December 5th,
Gulf County. Deputies Paul
Beasley and Shaun Butler arrest-.
ed a 17 year old on a charge of
burglary. On the night prior to the
arrest, an alert citizen noticed a
truck parked beneath a house-
one that he felt shouldn't be
there.
Deputies went to investigate,
but could not find the individual
in the truck and the houses in the
area were secure. At that time,
they noted the tag number of the
suspicious vehicle, which- they
investigated and discovered was
.registered to a local juvenile.
On the next day the same
neighbor found several pieces of
property in the yard. Deputies
Butter :and Beasley located the
person 'to which the tag was
issued *and he admitted going into
the house and taking a CD chang-
er, answering machine, and .a
mirror.


He stated he had a key to the
house he had broken into and
that they had scared him off the
night before. He was taken to the
Gulf County Jail and released to
the custody of his parents.
TAG DRAWS ATTENTION To POT
On Friday, December 3rd,
Deputy Larry Hightower and
Investigator Ricky Tolbert arrest-
ed Steve Wayne McDaniel on
charges of possession of marijua-
na with the intent to distribute
and attaching a tag not assigned.
McDaniel's vehicle was
stopped because the tag on his
truck was registered to an Isuzu
and was on a Ford. While speak-
ing with McDaniel about his traf-
fic violation, the K-9 ,alerted on
his truck.

SPSJPD Report)

CHURCHGOERS COLLIDE
On Sunday, December 5th, at
approximately 9:26 a.m., Officer
Deborah Everett responded to a


crash at the intersection of Long
Avenue and Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Boulevard.
Through Officer Everett's
investigation, she learned that the
vehicle being operated by Thomas
Haddock failed to yield the right of
way while crossing Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Boulevard, which resulted in
his vehicle colliding into a vehicle
that was being driven by Braxton
Ward.
Haddock's vehicle then pro-
ceeded to hit a metal pole at
Citizen's Federal Savings and
Loan. Haddock was transported
to Gulf Pines Hospital by ambu-
lance and a friend gave the Wards
a ride to the hospital.
All parties involved were
treated and released from the
hospital.
No LICENSE To MOTOR
Winter Lee Bryant, 53, of
Panama City Beach, was charged
with driving while license sus-
pended, or revoked on ,Sunday,
December 5th, by Officer Everett.
The officer observed Bryant's


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vehicle being driven slowly and
weaving all over the road. Upon
further investigation it was
learned. that Bryant had a sus-
pended license and no .tag or
insurance on the vehicle he was
driving.
Due to medical problems,
Bryant was transported to Gulf
Pines Hospital by ambulance.
Further charges may be filed
pending investigation.
Consequently, the deputies
obtained permission to search the
vehicle and found a plastic bag of
marijuana in with four, smaller
bags inside it.
McDaniel was transported to
the Gulf County Sheriffs Office
where he was charged and
booked.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...
Monday. November 29th-
Patsy Larkin, 56, W/F, of Port St.
Joe, five counts of forgery.
(Georgia): and Michael Zabielski,
28, W/M, of Apalachicola, posses-
sion of undersized 'oysters.
Saturday. December 4th-
Tammy Linton, 28, of Wewa-
hitchka, failure to pay fines (re:
worthless checks).
Monday. December 5th-
Steve Gibson, 28, W/M, of Port
St. Joe, failure to appear (re: pos-
session of less than 20 grams of
marijuana).
ACTIVITY REPORT FOR NOVEMBER
22ND TO DECEMBER 5TH
During the above time period,
the Mexico Beach Police
Department answered 120 calls
or service, investigated two thefts,
and no burglaries and assaults.
During the same period, offi-
cers of the department investigat-
ed one traffic crash involving one
injury, and resulting in no valued
property damage. The officers
issued 29 traffic warnings and 38
citations.
The crash listed took place on
December 2nd at approximately
6:15 p.m. at the intersection of


Highway .98 and 30th Street. If
anyone witnessed this accident,
please contact Officer Burt
Himmer at the Mexico Beach
Police Department at 648-4790.

FHP License and
Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection' check-
points. from December. 10th
through 16th on SR-69 near CR-


274, CR-22 near the CR-22A, and
SR-71 near Chipola Street.

The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
motorists.


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-n State Competition on Dec. 11th at
rahitchka High School's 1999 Competition Squad: {front) Stephanie Alderman; (kneeling-,
r) Dawn Gortman, Ashley Padgett, Jana Traylor, Krystal Hendricks, and Roxann Adkiis l
ris standing I to r) Monique Adkins, Heather Verirees, Cerrelle Hanes, Joni Whittington, v Univ ity of Central Fl o rid a, Orlando
ura Husband, Kelli Jackson, Ashley Berrinis, and Kimberly Gaskin; (rear) Chris White.


WE'RE BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY TO STATE "Go GATORS"


f*Good Luck, Ashley! Roy Stricklarid
.*Good Luck, Girls! Kathy Fisher
*Keep Up the Spirit! ; .
Your friend, Kryslal Heff'nglon
I*Go Gators!!!
Sh Doug and Becky Birmingham
*All the Way, Rokann & Monique!
Troy, Shelly and Taylor Pitts
*6GO BIG RED!'! Al McGlon
*Win 1st Place!
Linda, Ernest, and Thad Morris
*Go. Girls Go!!!
Jerry and, Carol Kelley
*WHS is #1 The Subers
*Shine Bright!!! Linda Skipper
*Good Luck, Roxann & Monique!!!


*Let's Go Gators!
*Pump It Up
*You Can Do It!


Mom and Dad
The Stranges
Justin Rhodes
The Whitfields


.Good Luck at State, Ashley! I Lo
*Go Big Red
*Krystal, Good Luck, We love ya


ve You., -James Taunton
-Taunton Truss
!!! -Rachel, Tonya, Dina, Kim,.
Joni, Kim, Cindy, Sherry and Pat


.*Shine Bright Girls!!!! -Williamson's Well Drilling
*Go WHS -Mr. and Mrs. Earnest
*We Believe in You! -Student Government Association
*Make us PROUD! -Athletic Department
*Good Luck, Jana!!! Go Gators! -Benny and Ashley Lister
*Good Luck, Jana! Keep Up the SPIRIT!-Granny Robbie and Papa Charlie
*Good Luck, Joni -Uncle Raymond, Aunt Kay and Kyle
*Reach for the Stars, Joni -The Baxleys
;Good Luck, WHS Varsity Cheerleaders -Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cummings
*Good Luck, Heather! We're Behind You! Go Gators! -Toni, Terri, Derek
and Alex Knowles


*Best of Luck, Heather! Keep up that Gator Spirit!
I-l
*You Can Do It!
*Good Luck, Jana


,~*o Gator rriae
*jw Uatorrnae Prd *Go Big Red!
A-I Oil and Muffler ,Go Big Red!
A-1 Ol and Muffler Brother Mike and Robin Stroud
*Strive for the Best! *Go for 1st J.W. Hammond
. Lake Alice Beauty Salon *Go Cheerleaders! Coach Fortner
SGo Gat9rs Go!!! *Go GATORS! Jerry Gaskin
Gold Hat Auto Parts *Good Luck, Ashley Donna Sexton
*God Bless You! `Main Street Florist *All the Way Gators!!! Mr. Linton
*Don't Settle for 2nd i*SGood Luck, Heather
Pitts Pharmacy Nanny, Faye, and Melissa
*Good Luck, Ashley Good Luck, Heather
Pam and Chuck Sexton j Michael, Mom, Crystal and Nasa


Nils and Hazel Millergren
-Dalkeith Bait and Tackle
-Will dnd Ed Sumner


:*.Go Gators!
Clyde and Ada Bozemnan
*Go Girls! Terry Hanes
*Let's go WHS!!!
Brady and Brenda Jordan
*Cheer Gators Cheer!
Brad Attaway
*Good Luck, Cheerleaders!


*Good Luck, Laura!


Betty Williams

Bobbie Husband


Jana, May the Force Kelli, Good Luck to. Best of Luck Kelli!
be with you!!! all of you!!!'., Grandma and Grandpa
Dad, Mom and Champ Mom and Jacob


Kelli, We love you! Break a Leg;Jana! jping Jack Flash
Dell, Tommy and Random We'love you! Eddie and Cherie White
Jackson Tedo and Tedo's Daddy


Break a leg,
Good Luck Seniors! Krystal and Laura!
FRD Framing Mac's Lawn Care
Trent, Travis and Trey


Believe in Yourself!!! Keep Good Luck Lady Gators!
up those GREAT smiles!!! Mayhann's Cars and
Gaskin-Graddy Insurance Trucks



Good Luck, Kim Gaskin Keep up that Gator Spirit!
and Teammates at'State Go Gators!!!
Dad, K-Leigh & Family Rich's IGA


Good Luck at Competition,
Krystal and Laura!.
Mac's Nursery
Claude and Bertie McGill


You can do it Girls!!!
Unique Boutique,
April Andrews



We Wish You
the Best of Luck
Co-op


GO GATORS!
Harold's Auto Parts



Go Gator Competition
Team!
Cypress Medical


We believe in you!
Whitfield Timber


Good Luck Girls!!!
Go Gators!
Mr. Alford
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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1999


Susan Porter Gaylor
Susan Porter Gaylor, ,38. of
Port St. Joe, died Monday,
December 6. Born in Port St. Joe,
she was a realtor for Harmon
Realty in Port St. Joe. She was
also a member of the St. James-
Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Gaylor is survived by her
mother, Barbara Watts of Port St.
Joe; her father, Jack Watts of
Hawaii; her husband, Doyle
Gaylor of Mexico Beach; one son,
Matthew Porter Williams of Port
St. Joe; one daughter, Meghan
Williams of Port St. Joe; one
brother, Richard K. Watts of Port
St. Joe; and grandmother, Mrs.
Richard Porter of Port St. Joe..
Funeral services will be con-
ducted on Thursday, December 9,
at 2:00 p.m., ET, in the St. James
Episcopal Church with Father
Huft officiating. Interment will fol-
low in Magnolia Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour,
prior to the funeral service at the
church.
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe is in charge
of all arrangements.
Raymond Parish
Raymond "Shorty" Parish, 78,
of Whitfield Hill, passed away
Monday morning, December 6, in
Panama -City. A native of Liberty
County, he had been a resident
here for the past 47 years and
was retired from A&N Railroad.
He was of the Baptist faith and
was a good man,
Survivors include his brother,
Edwin "Punk" Parish and wife
Catherine of Bristol; two step-
sons, Ronny Adams and wife
Ethel of Pearland, Texas, and
Bobby Adams, Sr. of Whitfield
Hill; four grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren ..
The funeral service will be
held at 2:00 p.m., ET, Thursday
at the White City Baptist Church,
conducted by Rev. Nick Davis and
Rev. Charles Pettis. Interment will
follow. in the family plot in
Cypress Creek Cemetery. He was
scheduled to lie in state at
Comforter Funeral Home from
3:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday,
and at the church for an hour
prior to the funeral.
All services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.
SCarolyn Celestine Hall
Carolyn Celestine Hall,
daughter of the late Lee Thomas
and the late Rosa Mae Harris, was
born February 13, 1953 in
Tallahassee. She attended Gulf
County Public Schools, and was a
domestic engineer. She departed.
this life on December 2 in Port St.
Joe.
She leaves to cherish her
memory a devoted friend, Jesse
Acree of Port St. Joe; two chil-
dren, Danielle Curry and
Terrance Farmer, both of Port St.
Joe; five sisters, Brenda Jones
(Gilbert) of Port St. Joe; Hattie' -
Olaseni (Kolawole) of Houston:'
Texas, Anmentha Harris off
Crawfordville; Doris Daniels
(Archie) and Rosetta Brown, all of


Tallahassee; one brother,
Frederick J. Elbert (Denise)
Laytbn, Utah; five aunts, Mary
Arnold, Elizabeth Watson, Rbsa
Lee, Vergil Bruce and Sarah
Green, all of Tallahassee; four
uncles, John Henry Bruce, .Ike
Bruce, Willie Bruce (Susie) and
Charlie* Bruce of Detroit,
Michigan; two grandchildren,
Anton Garland and Dy'juan
Farmer of Port St. Joe; a special
friend, Billy C. Quinn, Sr.; a
devoted- niece, Erica Beard, along
with a host of nieces, nephews
and cousins.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted on Saturday, December
11, at 1:00 p.m. in the Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home
chapel with Elder Emmett Ford
officiating.
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe is in charge
of all arrangements.
Charles L. Smith, Jr.
Charles L. Smith, Jr., age 33,
of Port St. Joe, passed away
Saturday, December 4, in a
Panama City hospital. He was a
lifetime resident of Port St. Joe,
was a storeroom clerk for Florida
Coast Paper Company, and a
member of, the Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church of Port
St. Joe.
Mr. Smith is survived by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
and Linda Fay Smith, Sr. of Port
St. Joe; a brother, John Wayne
Smith of Port St. Joe; and a step-
brother,. Charles Steffes of
Jacksonville; a special nephew,
Zachary Smith of Dothan,
Alabama; numerous .aunts,
uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m. on Monday, December
6, at Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church of Port St. Joe, with Rev.
David Fernandez officiating.
Interment followed at Holly Hill
Cemetery in Port St. Joe.
The family requested that
contributions be made to the Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church
Benevolent Fund.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral
Home of Panama City was in
charge of all arrangements.
Kenneth C. Wood
Kenneth C. Wood, 47, passed
away Thursday, October 28, in
Pompano Beach. He was a native
and lifelong resident of Port St.
Joe until moving to Pompano
Beach three years agb.
Survivors include his mother
and stepfather, Ola and Daniel D.
Griffin of Highland View; his
father, Cicero Wood, of Panama
City; two children, Mariah and
Stephen Wood of Panama City;
and five brothers, Steve Wood of
Highland View, John Roland
Wood of Jacksonville, Raymond
Wood of St. Joe Beach, and Joe
Griffin and Manuel Griffin. both of
Highland View. Mr. Wood was pre-
ceded in death by his brother,
Ricky Wood.
The funeral services were con-
ducted by David Taunton at 2:00
p.m. on Monday. December 6. at
the graveside in Holly Hill
Cemetery. Interment followed.


All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
Eva Lee Sutton
On, Wednesday morning,
November 24th at*10:00 a.m., Eva
Lee Sutton departed this life. Eva
was born March 2, 1924 to the
late Major and Lillie Hill in
Brooklyn, Alabama. She was 75
years old.
She leaves to cherish her
memory a husband of, 51' years,
J.C. Sutton; two daughters, Mary
Colton (James) of Defuniak
Springs, and Virginia Hogue
(Clarence) of Port St. Joe; three
sons, Douglass Sutton (Rachel) of
Andalusia, Alabama, Grady Sut-
ton (Sharee) of Defuniak Springs,
and Willie Sutton (Evelyn) of
Tampa; a stepson, Tommy Robbin
of Evergreen, Alabama; three sis-
ters, Lillie Bell McCarthy of
Tacoma, Washington, Beulah Hill
of Mansfield, Ohio, and Sadie
Peacock of Laurel Hill, Alabama;
two brothers, James and Edward
Hill of Andalusia, Alabama; 21
grandchildren; 12 great grand-
children; and a host of nieces,
nephews, and friends.
Mrs. Sutton is preceded in
death by one son, John L. Wright;
two sisters, Ora and Leala; and
three brothers Willie, Johnny, and
Lewis Hill.
Services were held on
December 1, at 2:00 p.m. at
Temple Missionary Baptist
Church in Defuniak Springs.
Arrangements were entrusted to,
Park Funeral Home in Defunilqk
Springs.
Mattie G. Cannington
Mattie Gertrude Canmngton
of Port St. Joe, died Thursday.
December 2 at the age of 89. Born
in St. Marks, she moved to Port.
St. Joe in 1942. She was a home-
maker and a member of Highland.
View Assembly of God Church:. ,
Mrs. Cannington is survived
by two daughters, Janice Groce'
and husband Dalton of Panama
City, and Nell Jensen and hus-
band Bob of Lakeland; two sons,.
Howard Cannington of Panama
City and B.F. Cannington and
wife Faye of Port St. Joe; one sis-
ter, Gracie Helens of Panama City;
14 grandchildren and numerous
great-grandchildren.
-Funeral services were held on
Monday, December 6 at 2:00
p.m., ET in the Highland View
Assembly of God Church with
Pastor Jean Shoots officiating.
Interment followed in Holly Hill
Cemetery.
MIVrs. Canifigtfin's grandson's-
served as pallbearers: Jimmiy
Cannington, Donald Wayne
Cannington, Shane Groce, Eric,.
Groce, Michadl Groce and Jason
Dady. The family received friends*,
at Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home on Sunday evening from
7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., ET.
All services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland,
Funeral Home in Port St. Joe.

Lloyd C. Sherrod
Lloyd C. ,Sherrod, 79, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Wednesday. December 1, at his
home following an extended ill-
ness.
He served In the U.S. Army


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at the Panama Plaza because
Backyard Monsters 2: The World
of Insects is open. The exhibit's
giant 12 to 20 foot robotic insects
along with 11 interactive learning
displays and one of the world's
largest private specimen collec-
tions, will be giving visitors a
bug's-eye-view of life.
Backyard Monsters 2: The'


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 fol-
lowing locations:
*Gulf/Franklin Center, Build-
ing E-101, 10 a.m., Fridays,
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.
*Old Courthouse, Wewa-
hitchka, second floor, 10:00 a.m.,
Tuesday, December 7th and
14th, and January' 4th, 11th.
18th, and, 25th.
For more information you.,
may call 229-6201 or 1-888-325-
7733.


and was a veteran of WWII. Mr.
Sherrod was retired from St. Joe
Paper Company, and was a
Panama City News Herald' carrier
for four years. He was holiness by
faith and was a member of The
Worship'Center.
Survivors include his wife of
53 years, .Beatrice Sherrod of
Wewahitchka; his children.'
Douglas Sherrod of Jacksonville,
Diane Attaway, and, Scott
Sherrod, both of Wewahitchka;
one brother, Jim Sherrod of
Winter Haven; one sister, Opal
Fitzpatrick of Atlanta, Georgia;
seven grandchildren, Scott
Messer, Brad Price (LaDonna),
Tammy Nichols, Gloria Wood
(Tommy), David Redd (Patti),
Christie Johnson (Robert), and
Brandi Bailey (George); nine
great-grandchildren, Lacey and
Buddy Wood, Btrandon and
Ashleigh Price, Shelby Bailey,
April Messer, Jessica 'Messer,
Dillon McDaniel and Maranda
Jones; and his very special
friends, Charles and Sheila Scott
and Melissa and Bubba Dickens.
He was preceded in death by
a daughter, Alane Redd, and three
great-grandchildren, A.J., Josh,
and Little Bill Finch.
Funeral services were at 1:30
p.m. Friday at The Worship
Center conducted by Rev. Charles
Pettis. .Interment followed in
Roberts Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


World of Insects is on display at
the iPanama Plaza, located at 132
West 15th Street (between -Gold's
Gym land Big Lots) from now until
February 3, 2000.
Backyard Monsters 2: The
World of Insects is the latest
exhibit presented by the Junior
Museum of Bay County.
Hours are Monday, Tuesday,
and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m.
until 5:00 prm.; Thursday and
Friday from 9:00 a.m until 8:00
p.m.; Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.
until 8:00 p.m.; and Sundays
from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m.
For the price and other infor-
mation, please call the museum
at (850) 769-6129.

Relief for

Caregivers
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens have immediate openings
to provide a sitter in your home to
give caregivers a break. Please call
the senior citizens if you currently
are a caregiver of your spouse or
family member.
A case manager will discuss
this program with you privately.
Qualified caregivers will be
required to make co-payment
based on income. Please ask for
. Marion when you call the office at
229-8466.


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also looking for a good home this
holiday season.
The others include: a grey,
female sharper (FREE); a male
boxer bulldog (neutered and
FREE): a black and white male.,
bulldog: four black lab mixed;
puppies; one seven month 9ld'.
male golden retriever mixed; a obe!
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German shepherd: and several,
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G C Public Transportation Approaches 1st Decade of Service


'* The year 2000 will mark Gulf
(bounty Public Transportation's
first. 10 years of service. Initiated
ip 1990 by the Association of
]etarded Citizens, GCT has
brought into a rural area the con-
venience of public transportation,
Lrid, for some, the only way, of
maintaining proper medical care.
'Equipped with 12 vehicles,
many capable of accommodating
Wheelchair ridden people and
stretchers, GCT drivers have
made 18,174 trips in the last
year-a total of 254,832 miles.
"It's not much compared to
other, bigger counties, but
because we're so rural we have to
travel long distances to get med-
ical care," says Mitch Burke,
transportation director at GCT.
The majority of GCTs clients
are -those needing transportation
toand from doctor and therapist
appointments and hospital visits.
c GCT works with health agen-
cies such as Marquis Home
Health, Gulf County Health
* Department, Bay St. Joseph Care
Center and Bay Medical Center to
fill the need for public transporta-
tion :for the elderly and disabled.
In addition, GCT is awaiting
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clients in Gulf County to be trans-
ported to educational facilities
such as GCCC (Gulf/Franklin
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port Correctional Range. This was
a collaborative effort with the GCT
and WAGES Program.
Being a not-for-profit organi-
zation, GCT offers a rate of only
$1.01 per vehicle mile. This
means that the cost is equally
shared among the number of pas-
sengers present each mile. And,
due to the.newly imposed compet-
itive bid process begun by the
state, GCT is lowering its rate to
$1.00 per vehicle mile in the com-
ing months.
In order to keep costs down,
GCT coordinates vehicles' trips.
This means that schedules are
formulated for drivers prior to the
work day. In honor of this police,
and unlike other public 't rans-'
portation systems, clients must


give a 24-hour notice of pick up
times.
Also, trips are prioritized
according to imperativeness. For
Example, first in priority, every
day of the week, are kidney dialy-
sis patients, second are surgery
patients, and so on.
The organization and staff
have earned many awards in
recent years. For 1999, GCT was
selected as the "Rural Transporta-
tion Coordinator of the year" for
the state. Earlier in the year, dri-
ver Raymond Alymer competed in
a national driving contest after
having taken the state title These
honors have been the fruit of hard
work and an excellent perfor-
mance report, which is based on
efficiency, cost-effectiveness arid
innovation in services.
Burke reports that, being for-
mulated is a cooperative coastal
route (done through each county's
transportation system) In coun-


ties down the state. The Tri-coun-
ty Community Council has
already developed systems of pub-
lic transportation integrating
counties to efficiently transport
clients throughout these areas.
This reduces both parties' costs.
Despite the demand for med-
ical needs transportation, GCT
opens its doors to the general
public.
"Transporting sick people is
certainly not all we do," states.
Burke, "We are a public trans-
portation system."
Burke believes that many
people are not aware of the extent,
of. the services GCT provides, as
well as the lower rates involved.
"When people think about
transportation, it seems like it is
very expensive. I think, our rates
are pretty competitive," he contin-
ues.
GTC even has negotiable
group rates for parties of ten or


more.
'AlLhough easily, overlooked in
the inconspiCLoiiS white \ans that
are all around Gull county,
(including two vehicles' stationed
in Wewahitchka), GTC provides a
much needed service to the public


as it enter into its second decade
SGulf Transportation can be
reached from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00
p.m.,. (ET) Monday through Fri-
day, at 229-6550 for both Port St.
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The band entertained with
Christmas songs.


Miriam' Grace accepts a $100 gift certificate from Marie Todd,
owner of Portside Trading Co. during Saturday's open house. Several
merchants in the downtown area provided refreshments and door
prizes the day of the parade. .


Gulf Association for Retarded Citizens won first place in the non-
profit division of the annual Port St. Joe Christmas parade. Port St.
Joe Church of God won second place, and Highland View Baptist cap-
tured the third place prize. In the commercial division winners were:
SunBridge, Bay St. Joseph, first place; Pam Nobles Studio, second;
and 4-H Club, third place.


This boat was in two parades, during thfafternoon and in the
boat parade of lights after dark.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MILTON LAWANE DUKE. CASE #: 99-60-CP
Probate Division
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the admin-
istration of the estate of MILTON LAWANE DUKE,
deceased, File Number 99-60-CP, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Probate Division,
Gulf County Courthouse. Port St. Joe, Florida. The
personal representative of the estate is DENISE'
MAYREE REEDER, whose address is 10419
Merribrook Lane, Tallahassee. Florida. The name
and address of the personal representative's attor-
ney is set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands against
the estate are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE, to file with the clerk of the above
court a written statement of any claim or demand
they may have. Each claim must be in writing and
must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and
address of the creditor or her agent or attorney, and
the amount claims. If the claim is not yet due. the
date when it will become due shall be stated. If the
claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of
the uncertainty shall be stated, if the claim is
secured, the security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the claim
to the clerk to enable the clerk to mail one copy to
the personal representative.
All persons interested in the estate of whom a
copy of this Notice of Administration has been
mailed are required,. WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. to file any objections they may have
that challenge the qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, or the venue ofJurisdiction of the court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration: December 9, 1999.
DENISE MAYREE REEDER, As Personal
Representative of the Estate of
MILTON LAWANE DUKE, Deceased.
J. MARTIN HAYES
Florida Bar No. 0971766
Attorney at Law
322 McDaniel Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
(850) 224-2422
Attorney for Personal Representative
2tc., December 9 and 16, 1999


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1999 PAGE 11A


Students at Port St. Joe High School sit in on School Board meeting.


School Board Meets at PSJHS-
Gulf County School Board's L
"monthly meeting was held on M
Tuesday, December 7th at the '
Port St. Joe High School. In i
attendance were School Board
members, teachers, school staff, f
td students.
During the meeting, Pat'
Lowrey explained The First Day of *.
- School Holiday. Not a day off for
students, thti "holiday" is an -...
"inexpensive way to improve edu-
,cation by encouraging parental
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parents so they will have. an
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B.E.S.T. Steering Committee:
Martha Weimorts, Chris Earley,
Melissa Ramsey, Mary Lou


Cumbie, Pat .Lowrey, and Sue
Gannon. The presentation was an
overview of the B.E.S.T. (Building
Excellent Schools Together)
Conference in Stowe, Vermont
held November 3-6.
Inspired and enriched by
their learning experience, com-
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with the audience the concept
that quality education consists of
a shared effort by many, to
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More Scenes

from Christmas
Parade Saturday


5K Reindeer Run
On Saturday, December 11,
at 9:00 a.m., ET, at Frank Pate
Park (located on Highway 98 int
Port St. Joe), the Gulf County
Tourist Development Council will
be sponsoring' a 5K run/walk and
a one mile fun run benefiting the
Port St. Joe High School girls'
across country team.
All participants will be given a
long sleeved tee shirt and bells. A
$50 cash prize will be given to the
overall male and female entrants
and awards for all other age group
top three place winners. Age
groups are as follows: 0-14, 15-
19, 20-29, 30-39; 40-49, 50-59,
60-69, 70-79, and 80+.
Race day costs are $15 for the
5K and $12 for the fun race. All
entrants, will receive refresh-
ments, chili, and door prizes.
For more information contact
Coach Tammy .Owens at 229-
8251 or 647-3281 or on line at
owenstl@ popmail.firn.edu
Paintball Teams

Now Being Formed
Paintball season is now here!
Ever want to play paintball, but
didn't have anywhere to play or
anybody to play with? Now here in
the area, teams are forming to
play on a local field. Theey will be
playing speedball and scenario
games.
Teams will be, made up of
three and five man teams. All
guns will be accepted. Ages will be
from 17 years and up. For. more
information, please call 227-3705
or 647-3106, or e-mail jetset@
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Boating Safely
Course Scheduled
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 16. is offering a two day
Boating Safely Course on
Saturday, December : 11 and
Sunday, December 12 at Gulf
Coast Community College.
Classes will be held in the Student
Union Bldg, room 242 from 8:00
a.m. until 12:00 noon on the 11th
and from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. on
the 12th.
The cost is $12 for the stu-
dent textbook. This course is
designed for new boaters, youth
operators of personal watercraft
(PWC), and anyone interested in
boating safety. The course meets
the requirements for youth certifi-
cation for PWC operation and may
result in an insurance discount or
boat owners.
For more information on
boating courses offered by Flotilla
16 next year can be found on the
Flotilla 16 web page at
222.gctr.com/flotl_6.html.


Mexico Beach
Is Getting
Ready for Santa
The City of Mexico Beach also
kicked off its Christmas activities
last week. Thursday evening,.
December 2nd, judging was held
for the annual decoration contest.
Melanie Powell was the first
place winner. in the residential
division and Terry and Kevin
Johnson received honorable men-
tion.
Fantasy Properties took first
place honors in the business cat-
egory with Beachwalk earning
honorable mention.
Saturday, evening, Mexico
Beach residents gathered at
Sunset Park for official Christmas
tree-lighting ceremonies. Santa
was present, with plenty of choco-
late and cookies for all.
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Wewahitchka 56, Apalach 44
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 1-1 on the season
and 1-0 in district play with
Friday night's 56-44 victory over
Apalachicola.
The Gators trailed 23-20 at
halftime, but bounced back to
outscore the Sharks 36-21 in the
second half of play.
Derrick Williams led all scor-
ers with 26 points. Williams
scored 16 of his points in the
fourth quarter to help rally the
Gators to victory. Patrick Kerrigan
followed with 11 points.

WEWA- Williams 26, Kerrigan
11, Titus Pittman 6, Tim Pittman
7, Stacy 2, Addison 2, and Hall 2.
AHS- Poloronis 16, Lane 10,
McNair 6, Lockley 5, Johnson 4,
and Rochelle 3.
Wewahitchka 57, Fellowship 64
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped to 1-2 on the season with
Tuesday nIght's 64-57 loss to Fel-
lowshif Christian Academy. The
Gators trailed 30-22 at the half
and could not overcome the eight


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point deficit in the second half of
play. Wewahitchka outscored the
Eagles 35-34 in the second half of
play.
Derrick Williams led all. scor-
ers with 26 points. Brandon
Jones followed with 16 points for
the Gators.

FCA 14 16 15 19 64
GATORS 9 ..13 17 18 57
WEWA- Williams 26, Jones 16,
Kerrigan 4, Taunton 6, Pittman 4,
and Hall 1.
FCA- Dorsett 4, Scott 3, Baker
19, Fuller 2, Burroughs 2,
McDonald 8, Johnson-3, Jones
14, Rosier 1, Garrett 8.

Girls' Basketball
Wewahitchka 30, Bay High 57
The Wewahitchka Lady Ga-
tors could, not overcome a 28-15
first half deficit in Monday night's
57-30 loss to Bay High.
Kim McMillian led the Lady
Gators offensively: with 10 points.
Judith Husband added nine
points for Wewahitchka.

BAY 10 18 9 20 57
GATORS 6 7 11 6 -30
WEWA- Kim McMillian 10,
Jessica Cole 5, Lindsay Carter 4,
Judith Husband 9, and Shray
Gilbault 2.
BAY HIGH- Goldsmith 10, T.
Johnson 4, Tupman 4, Tobey 9,
Hanneman 5, C. Johnson 2,
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Sharks Host Shoot-Out Dec. 10*11

Extend Record to 3-0 With Wins Over Carrabelle and Shanks


This Friday and Saturday the
Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks will host
the first of three shoot-outs with
two undefeated teams coming to
"The Dome." On Friday at 700,'
Apalachicola will face the Walton
County Braves followed by Port,St
Joe versus undefeated Grand
Ridge at 8:30. Saturday's games
will be a swap of opponents with
Apalachicola squaring off against
Grand Ridge at 7:00 and the Tiger
Sharks versus the undefeated
Braves at 8:30.
"It should be two good nights
for local basketball fans," said
Coach Vernon Eppinette. "Grand
Ridge features two very good
guards, and will try to control the
tempo, while Walton County is a
pressing, up-tempo team which
will make for an interesting
match-up."
All tickets are $4.00 with the
four teams sharing equally in the
gate receipts.
Port St. Joe 103, Carrabelle 17
The #2 ranked Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks had six players score
in double digits in their 103-17
victory over Carrabelle in Tuesday
night's Class 2A, District 4 match-
up. The Tiger Sharks jumped out
to an early 19-3 lead by the end of
the first quarter of play, and
outscored the Panthers 30-6 in
the second quarter for a 49-9 half-
time lead. Port St. Joe held Carra-
belle to only eight points in the,
second half as they outscored the
Panthers 54-8.
Mosi Quinn led all scorers
with 17 points to pace 'the Tiger
Sharks. Travis Jenkins followed
with 16 points, Kedrick Larry had


15, ,Dexter Gant and Seneca
Chambers each had. 14, and
Lance Larry added 10 for Port St.
Joe (3-0, 1-0).

CARR. 3 6 4 4 17
SHARKS 19 30 31 23 -103
PSJ- Mosi Quinn 17, Santiel
Chambers 2, Kedrick Larry 15,
Travis Jenkins 16, Dexter Gant
14, Seneca Chambers 14, Lance
Larry 10, Clay Smallwood 7,
Tremaine Lewis 4, and Kyron Bai-
ley 4.
CARR- Rankin 4, Brock 3,
Chisolm '2, Belcher 4, Melton 2,
and Holton 2.
Port St. Joe 62, Shanks 50
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked #2 in the latest Class 2A
state poll, improved to 2-0 on the
season with a 62-50 victory over
Quincy Shanks Saturday night.
The Tiger Sharks outscored
Quincy 31-28 in the first half of
play, and pulled away in the third
quarter scoring 16 points to
Shanks' seven.
Lance 'Larry and Travis
Jenkins each scored 14 points to
lead Port St. Joe offensively. Most
Quinn added 10 points for the
Tiger Sharks.

SHARKS 13 18 16 15 62
QUINCY 13 15 7 15 50
PSJ- Mosi Quinn 10, Kedrick
Larry 9, Travis Jenkins 14, Dexter
Gant 6, Seneca Chambers 2,
Lance Larry 14, and Kyron Bailey
7.
QSHS- King 14, Fairley 11,
Thomas 7, Jones 5, Smith 8,
Williams 3, and Hill 2.


Lady Sharks Win 2


Port St. Joe 51, Mosley 42
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
came back from a 13-11 first
quarter deficit to outscore the
Lady Dolphins in the remaining
three quarters for a 51-42 victory
in Monday night's game. The Lady
Sharks. (2-1) outscored Mosley 14-
9 in the second quarter for a 25-
24 lead at halftime, arind outscored
the Lady Dolphins 26-20 in the
second half of play.
Bonnie Belin, Tynetta Towner
and Courtney Lenox combined to .
score 49 of Port St. Joe's 51
points. Belin led all scores with 18
points, Towner followed with 16,
and Lenox added 15 for the Lady
Sharks.

SHARKS 11 14 17 9 51
MOSLEY 13 9 12 8 -42
PSJ- Courtney Lehox 15, Bonnie
Belin 18, Tynetta Towner 16, and
Megan Johnson 2.
HCHS- Robertson 10, Booker 4,
Hunt 7, Zipperlein 2, Militz 7,
Evangelista 5, and Brown 7.
Port St. Joe 54, Liberty Co. 27 '
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 3-1 on the season
with a 54-27 over Liberty County
in Tuesday night's Class 2A, Dis-
trict 3 game. The Lady Sharks

Forgotten Coast
Marathon Postponed
In order to improve the run-
ning opportunities for the area,
the Forgotten Coast Marathon has
been postponed. It has tentatively
been rescheduled for April 1,
2000.
This will allow the marathon
organizers to better prepare ancil-
lary activities, such as a health
fair, equipment show, etc. and to
add additional races, including a
10K and half marathon.
The organizers are searching
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jumped out to 19-3 lead by the
end of the, first quarter of play,
and outscored the Lady Bulldogs
17-5 in the second quarter for a
36-8 lead at halftime.
Bonnie Belin led all scorers
with 18 points. Courtney Lenox
.followed with 11 points for the
Lady Sharks.

SHARKS 19 17 7 11 54
LIBERTY 3 5 14 5 27
PSJ- Angela McDowell 3. Bonnie
Belin 18, Megan Johnson 6,
Courtney Lenox 11, Tynetta
Towner 9, Veronica Atkins 4, and
Amy Canington 3.
LCHS- Nobles 9, Dawson 10,
Brown 6, and Bowes 2.

Gulf Rifle Club
Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate pistol matches, a .22
RF bullseye match and a metallic
silhouette match, on Saturday
morning, December 11th.
The bullseye match will start
at 9:30 and consists of 90 shots
fired at bullseye targets placed 25
yards from the firing line. The
match is divided into three stages,
(slow fire, timed fire, and rapid.
fire) with 30 shots fired in each
stage. Most any .22 RF handgun
may be used in this match.
The silhouette match will fol-
low the completion of the bullseye
match and consists of 40 shots
fired at metal targets placed at 40,
50. 75, and 100 yards from the
firing line. Suitable handgun cal-
ibers for this match would include
.22. RF, .22 magnum, .38 special,
.357 magnum, and .44 magnum.
All. handgun shooters are
Invited to participate in the
monthly matches. For additional
information call 229-8421.
Last Saturday. morning, the
club held its monthly hi-power
rifle metallic silhouette, smallbore
rifle metallic silhouette match,
and the buffalo rifle match.
Roger Brown won first place
in the hi-power match by knock-,
ing down 11 targets. Houston
Whitfield and Beau Whitfield were
tied with eight targets. Houston
won the tie-breaker for second

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Carrabelle's Panthers.


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David Taunton Received LeRoy Collins Award


Former Gulf County Judge
David L. Taunton, of Wewahitch-
ka, a 1960 graduate of Gulf Coast
Community College, was named
the 1999 Region One recipient of
the LeRoy Collins Distinguished
Community College Alumni
Award by the Florida Association
of Community Colleges (FACC) at
its annual convention in Orlando
in November.
The Distinguished Commu-
nity College Award is named in
honor of Gov. LeRoy Collins, who
served as governor of Florida dur-
ing the formation of the
Community College System and
was a strong community college
supporter throughout his career.
FACC is an organization that
represents community college
employees at all levels, ranging
from maintenance workers to fac-
ulty members, from secretaries to
trustees. Region One in Northwest
Florida includes Chipola Junior
College, GCCC, Okaloosa-Walton
Community College, Pensacola
Junior College and Tallahassee
Community College.
Before receiving the LeRoy
Collins Award, Taunton and the
other four regional recipients
spoke at the President's Banquet
at the convention, along with the
honorary winner of the award,
Lynda Keever, publisher of
Florida Trend and an alumna of
Manatee Community College.
In introducing Taunton at the
banquet, GCCC President Bob
McSpadden pointed out, "Though
his beginnings were modest in
every way but strength of charac-
ter, he lived his parents' dream of
having an education and of estab-
lishing a home for children."
Taunrton was one of 13 chil-
dren born to Luke and Leola
Taunton in Wewahitchka. His
father had quit school in the third
grade to work in the fields, while
his mother was fortunate to have
completed the eighth. Despite
their lack of formal education,
both parents ?stressed to their
children the importance of a good
education.
One by one the Taunton chil-
dren graduated from high school.
College seemed to be out of the
question, until in 1957 Gulf Coast


Community College was estab-
lished. David hitched a ride to
Panama City and enrolled. He
says that this act thrilled his par-
ents, because never before had
any Taunton family member been


sisters who all followed him to
Gulf Coast, David has gone on to
inspire countless others, children
and adults alike, to reach their
goals through education."
It was at Gulf Coast that
David Taunton gained his educa-
tional foundation. He reflects.


"The warm, caring atmosphere of
Gulf Coast inspired me and
instilled in me the confidence to
go on to attain my educational
and lifetime goals. What a differ-
ence the establishment of Gulf
Coast Community College has
made for me, my family, and
many others."


361 Gulf Residents On

Probation and Parole


David Taunton


to college.
.One by one the other Taunton
children followed David to Gulf
Coast. Three had died during
hard times. Another was acciden-
tally killed early in life. The sur-
viving nine children all went to
the college.
During the graduation cere-
monies for Mark, the youngest
Taunton, then college president
Dr. Richard Morley stopped the
ceremony to call Luke and Leola
to come on stage to receive an
honorary degree-in respect and
honor for what they had done for
their nine children.
Taunton went on to Florida
State University, where he earned
bachelor's, master's and doctoral
degrees. He became a successful
coach, minister, teacher, princi-
pal, county judge, business owner
and newspaper editor.
In 1978, he and his wife,
Abigail, founded the Taunton
Family Children's Home.
According to Dr. McSpadden,
"They have provided a loving
home for more than 200 children,
whose lives they have both nur-
tured and enriched. From being
an inspiration to his brothers and


Would you believe there, are a
total of 335 people, under'proba-
tion and parole supervision in
Gulf County? And another 26
added to that under community
control and released sex offend-
ers?
That is the number who lives
among us, according to figures
made public to the Rotary Club,
last Thursday, by Judy Reinhardt,
who manages the probation and
parole office here in Gulf County.
Ms. Reinhardt said her office,

GC Sr. Citizens
Need Your Help
The senior citizens in Gulf
County have many needs, big and
small. The staff; at the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Associa-
tion, 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 item(s) 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 rails
*large diapers
*good electric blankets and
regular blankets
*speaker control phone
*shower chairs
*dining room table and chairs
*booster seat for toilet


consisting of four full-time offi-
cers, supervises the activities of
those who are serving under
parole, probation, community
control or released sexual offend-
,ers. She said this figures out to be
a little more than 1% of the popu-
lation. "In some counties, the per-
centage is 10-15%," she said.
All sexual predators are mon-
itored by electronic "bracelets" via
satellite. "We can track their
Whereabouts within' a circle of 10
feet," she said,
In order to become: a parole
and probation officer, an appli-
cant must have four years of col-
lege, as well as have completed
the peace officers' course.
Guests of the club were Bob
Bolduc of Garden City, Michigan,
and Hal Beyer of Arizona
Chemical.

Burrows Decorated
With Army Medal
Army Staff Sgtp Raymond E.
Burrows has been decorated with
the Army Commendation Medal.
The medal is awarded to
those individuals .who demon-
strate outstanding achievement of
meritorious service in the perfor-
mance of their duties on behalf of
the Army.
Burrows is a radio iepairer
assigned to the 226th Mainten-
ance Company at Fort Sill in
Lawton, Oklahoma.
The sergeant is the son of
Raymond P. and Carol Jean
Burrows of Port St. Joe.
He is a' 1984 graduate of Port
St. Joe Jr.-Sr. HighSchool.


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news media and others to.include a variety of
products such as liquidified petroleum gases
(propane, butane), gasoline and natural gas.
Each product has its own characteristics which
differ from one another, thus the information
given in this advertisement is applicable only to
NATURAL GAS.

NEVER POSTPONE CALLING THE
GAS COMPANY WHEN YOU
BELIEVE THAT YOU SMELL GAS.
Emergency Telephone Numbers Are:
229-8216 -For Office Hours 8:30 to 5 P.M.
227-1115 Gulf County Sheriff's Dept.
229-8265 Police Department


ST. JOE NATURAL GAS COMPANY


Port St. Joe, FL


Phone 229-8216


S I


301 Long Avenue


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Christmas Tree Care For A Safe Ho


By Roy Lee Carter,
County Extension Director
Although artificial Christmas
trees have gained considerable
popularity in recent years, pri-
marily because of their conve-
nience and consistent appear-
ance, many people still prefer a
real tree.
If you're a traditionalist and
plan to have a natural tree, it's
important that you shop early and
take good care of your purchase
from the moment you get it home
until the holidays are over.
Regardless of the type of nat-
ural Christmas tree you choose,
an imported fir, pine, spruce, or a
native Florida red cedar, you
should select a fresh, well-shaped
tree. Before buying, decide where


you'll display the tree, so you'll
know exactly what size to pur-
chase.
If you plan to put the tree in a
corner or against a wall, you
might buy one with a bad side,
and save a few dollars. It's Impor-
tant to shop at a Christmas tree
lot where the trees are well dis-
played, so you can really see what
you're getting for your money.
Once you find a fresh tree of
the right size and shape, you need'
to know how to take care of it
properly. If you buy your tree sev-
eral days before you plan to set it
up, store it outdoors in a cool area
under shade or in a carport. Cut
the tree stump at a diagonal,
about one inch above the original
cut, and place it in a container of


water.
When you bring the tree
inside, saw the stump again, this


through the stump. Now place the
tree in a stand that holds water.
Be sure you keep the stand


Florida Garden

Extension Notes
by
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service


time squaring off the: diagonal.
This creates a fresh wound which
helps- the tree take up water


filled ,at all times. It's surprising
how quickly a good-sized tree can
take up a quart of water, so check


"His Triumphant Journey" To Be "A Christmas

Presented Three Times This Year nter" Stf


The Port t. joe :nurcn of
God will present "His 'Triumphant
Journey" three times, this


Crnnsnmas season on inursaay,
Friday, and Saturday, December,
9, 10, and 12 at 7:00 p.m. night-'


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 e Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
S 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 cill 64"-5026 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School . . . . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship . ..... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service . .. 630 p.m.
W wednesday .... ......... ....... 7:00 p.m.,
We Invite You to Come.
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


*\\ fThe friendly place to worship!

1 First Baptist Church.
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
osed'j Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
-ve o Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
crv c Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th &.California 648-5776




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday,


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
..WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P."O. B6ox758, Port St. Joe,.FL 32457
K Corner of 20th.Street & Marvin Avenue


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

FAITH IB3LE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School . .. 10:00 a.m.
mII morning Service .. . 11:00 a.m.
'Evening Service P. . 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday School .. ........9:4
Morning Worship ....... 11:0


(850) 227-1724


Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR'


15 a.m. Methodist Youth
)0 a.m. Fellowship . . 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .. '... 7:30 p.m.:
Wednesday Choir Practice .. 7:30 p.m.


Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Sealey
Choir Director Youth &' Children's Director


Once again,. "HisTriumphagnt
Journey" will take place outdoors,
and the public is cordially invited
to attend. Admission is free.
"His Triumphant Journey"
focuses on Jesus' journey from
the manger, to the cross, to the
grave, and to the sky. The shep .
herds and wise men sought him,
while others in need of love and
mercy reached out to him and
were never the same again! Wise
men still seek Him. "
Due to scene constructions,
parking will be limited. Vehicles
may be parked on the lefthand
side of the church,' as well as
along the roadside.
Visitors may also turn just
past the E-Z Serve in Highland
View onto Marlin Street, and then
take the second.left onto Cobia.
Vehicles may be parked in the
vacant lot next.to the fellowship
hall, as well as aiong the roadway
next to the church.


Gospel Singing!
Pastor Bill Blake and the con-
gregation of Free Spirit
Community Church invite every-
one to go out and join them as
they share gospel songs and fel-
lowship on Saturday, December
11th, beginning at 6:00 p.m., CT.
Also, supper will be served at
no cost. The church is located on
Jarrott Daniels Road, off County
Road 386, between Wewahitchka
and Oyerstreet. ..... ,,, ,....

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


Southern gospel music will
take center stage on. Friday,
December 17th, at 7:00 p.m., CT,
at the Martin Theater on Harrison
Avenue in Panama City as the
Emerald Coast 'Southern Gospel
Music Association hosts its first.
annual Christmas benefit concert.
'This year's Christmas concert
benefactor will be the Lighthouse
Children's Home of Tallahassee.
The home does not receive state
or federal funding and is a worth-
while work of the Lord in these
children's lives.
The Lighthouse is home for
approximately 22 girls and has a
great impact on their lives, giving
the girls the security of a good
Christian home and providing the
education they will need in the
future in order to become strong
productive Christian' women.
"A Christmas Gathering" will
feature all the member artists and
the 22 voice Lighthouse
Children's Ensemble on stage in
the "Gaither Homecoming" style
format. The ensemble'will be pre-
senting special music and each
artist will be performing a nov-
traditional Christmas song. /
All of the artists will join in or
a sing-a-long featuring many of
your all time favorite carols.
There will be a $5.00 dona-
tion taken at the door and the
association, asks that a can good
be brought in order to defer the
food cost of the children's home.
All proceeds after expenses
will be given to the Lighthouse
Children's Home and a special
love offering will be received to
help with the expenses of the
home.
Please make plans to go out
and support Southern gospel
music and, the Lighthouse
Children's Home this holiday sea-
son. For more information you
may call 229-8194 after 5:00 p.m.


Favor With God

In Luke 1:28 we find, "Hail 0
favored one, the Lord is with
you;"
Gabriel came to Mary to tell
her she would bear a son and call
him Jesus. He told her not to be
afraid, because she had found
favor with God.
In Christmas, the whole world
Oliver' F. Taylor has found favor with God. God
VisitationMitister, First sent His Son into the world to
'United Methodist Church reeal Himself to everyone.
acceptance of God's Son all can share in His glory.
Now is the time.to get into the spirit of Christmas. It's'
too easy to be critical and destroy the Christmas spirit in,
one's self and .others. I always become a child at this
time of year., God loves all the little children of the vorld.
We need to prepare ourselves to once again greet the
Babe of Bethlehem.


"The Churches of Christ SaluteYou"
Romans 16:16

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

2 ... 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


the water level at least once a day.
Place your tree in the coolest
part of the room. Keep it" away
from things like fireplaces, radia-
tors, air ducts, and even television
sets. The heat from these can
cause the tree needles to dry out
and drop off very quickly.
Proper Christmas tree care is
only part of the story. There are
certain safety rules you should
follow carefully. Never use candles
or anything with an open flame on
or near the tree. If you're using
electric lights, check them over
very carefully for loose connec-
tions and worn wires.
Don't overload your electrical
circuits. If you must use an exten-
sion cord, run it out of the way of
foot traffic, and be sure it's heavy
enough for the current load.
Always turn the tree light off
when you leave home or go to bed.
Buying and caring for your
Christmas tree may not be the
weightiest problem on your mind
as we move into the Christmas
season. But, if you plan to have a
natural Christmas tree in your
home this year, you'll need to give


c.. FIRST PRESBY
4 111CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m.
Adult School ......... .11 a.m.
* Sunday School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highwc


liday
some thought to both subjects.
Keep in mind that a fresh tree"
with good shape and sturdy
branches usually will make the
best tree for displaying and deco-"
rating. Make sure you keep the
tree in the coolest possible, place,.
and that.you water it every day.'
Take the time to properly care for "
your Christmas tree, and it will,.
reward your efforts with radiant
beauty throughout the holiday
season.

Christmas Variety
Show Being Planned,
There will be a Christmas'
Variety Show held at the
Centennial Building on Saturday,
December 18, at 7:30 p.m.,- ET, in-
support of the Catholic Charities'
Angel Tree.
The show will include comedi-
ans, singers, musicians, and'
dancing girls, Admission will be,
one $10 toy per person.

sqqfa5W7S


TERIAN


ly 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


fFirst .Baptist Church
LJ 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Mpsic & Youth
Sunday School ........... . 9:45 am'-
S Worship Service .................. 11:00 am.
Disciple Training ................... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .................. 7:00 pm.'
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 7:00 pm'!
K "THE EXCITING PLACE TO, WORSHIP"


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with.the Love of Jesus" .
..... .. n. ,o ... ...
.... .. ... -. -. '" -A 98 -

10:30 Sunday Morning Aplachicola... E 1 H'98 iW ...PanamaCiy
7:00 Wednesdoy Evening Hwy.
need us? 71 Reid Ave.
Ae US? Family Ufe Church
call 2294LIFE (5433) VN
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe .. Wewahitchka



*"A Port of Victo ""


First CkIchk of


ihe. JJazare .~'i


2420 Long Avenue Poet St. 3oe, Florida 32456:
(850) 1229-9596
Sunday School .................... 10 a.m. Give unto the Lord tl\e qlory
Sunday Morning Worship .... ...... 11 a.m. due His name, worship the
Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Lord i,i flie beaLty of holiness.


Wednesday Evening Service ..............7 p.m.


Psalm 29:2


<, MstUniethodist
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 :
:Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
:' Churth/Home: 648-8820 Office Phone: 648-8820


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN; GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 860 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
730 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
""+ S, unday School 9:45.
.: ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 o.m. (CT) '
THE REV. JEAtRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome


God's
love
is
higher
than
the
heavens

51


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


.;


Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


rce Baptist Cu1
BUT THOSE WHO MOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW ThEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL 50AR ON'
WINGS5 LIKE EALE5 15AIAH 40:351
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce' Duty, pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-118o0 http://www.graceeagles.org


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1999 PAGE


MINUTES OF THE...


GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Continued from last week


MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT AND
SHIP FUND-Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to increase the
Maintenance Department's budget by
$6.677 for salary and benefits, and
increase the SHIP Fund salary line item by
$18,125. With Commissioner Stanley's sec-
ond! the' motion passed 5-0.
.TENTATIVE' MILLAGE RATE/ADDI-
TIONAL PUBLIC COMMENT-Clerk Lister
advised that the Board now needed to ten-
tatively adopt its County-Wide millage rate.
Commissioner Peters motioned to reduce
the proposed County-Wide village rate of
7.5883 by one- half (1/2) mill.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
for ': discussion. The 'Board, discussed
County roads for each district that needed
paving. Commissioners Peters and Yeager
opposed paving roads with Ad Valorem Tax
dollars. The following persons appeared
before the Board opposing the proposed tax
increase and paving roads with ad valorem
tax..dollars: Betty Lewis: Jimmy McNeill;
Marlene Whitfield; Benny Pridgeon;
Barbara Manning.
After all persons present.had a chance
to.be heard, Chairman Knox called, for a
vote. The motion to reduce the proposed
village rate by one-half (1/2) mill failed by
a 3-2 vote with Chairman Knox and
Commissioners Stanley and Traylor voting,
no, and Commissioners Peters and Yeager
voting yes.
ADOPT TENTATIVE COUNTY-WIDE
MILLAGE RATE-Commissioner Traylor
motioned to tentatively adopt a County-
Wide village' rate of 7.5883 mills.
Commissioner Stanley, seconded the motion
a"d it passed 3-2 with Chairman Knox and
Commissioners Stanley and Traylor voting
y~s, and Commissioners Peters and Yeager-
voting no.
ADOPT TENTATIVE; COUNTY-WIDE
BpDGET-Commissioner Traylor motioned
to tentatively adopt the County-Wide bud-
g4t. Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion and it passed; 3-2, with
Commissioners Peters and Yeager oppos-
.i'g.
ADOPT TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE.
FOR THE DEPENDENT FIRE DIS-
TtUCTS-Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Tiaylor
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted a millage rate of .5000 mills each
fdr the St. Joseph Fire District, the Tupelo
Fire District, the Overstreet Fire Control
District, and the Howard Creek Fire Control
District.
ADOPT TENTATIVE BUDGETS FOR.
THE DEPENDENT FIRE DISTRICTS-
Upon motion by Commissioner Stanley.
second, by Commissioner riraylor, and
unanimous vote,' the Beard teii'it'.e'ly
adopted the Depepdenrt Fir.e D-.ri ct bud'
gets of St. .Joseph Fire Cuntrol District.
Tupelo Fire Control District, Overstreet Fire
Control District, and Howard- Creek Fire
Control District.
FINAL BUDGET HEARING-
Commissioner Stanley motioned to set the
Final Budget hearing for Monday,
September 20, 1999 at 5:01 p.m., E.S.T.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion
and it passed 5-0.
*...Upon Commissioner Stanley's motion'
and Commissioner Traylor's second, the
meeting did then adjourn at 6:14 p.m.,
E.S.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK '


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 20, 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 E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy
Clerks Towan McLemore and Rebecca
Norris, .Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,,
County Attorney Tim McFarland, Assistant
Planner David Richardson, and Willie
Ramsey, The Star Publishing Co., Inc.
The meeting was called to order at
5:04 p.m., E.S.T., by Chairman Knox.
TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATES-Chief
Deputy Clerk Birmingham advised the
Board that the tentative County-Wide mill-
age rate is 7.5883 mills, and the Dependent

Fire Districts are .5000 mills each. Chief
Deputy Clerk Birmingham informed the
Board that the proposed aggregate millage
rate of 7.8812 is 10.31% more than the
current year aggregate rolled-back rate of
7.1445.
REASONS FOR INCREASE-Chief
Deptity Clerk Birmingham listed the major
reasons for the increases as Life and Health
Insurance premiums, ($93,983), County
Development' EDC/TDC.,, Coordinator
($20,000), County Development: Wewa
Chamber ($7,500), Parks and Recreational
Facilities Salaries ($20,000); Capital Lease
Acquisitiori/Projects ($221,624), and,
Reserve for '.Contingencies, ($187,395),
together with various other items of small-'
er value,,
PUBLIC COMMENT-Chairman 'Knox
called for public comment. Dr. Robert King
and Curtis Lowe appeared before the Board
opposing the Commission's decision to.
increase taxes. '
COUNTY-WIDE VILLAGE RATE-
Commissioner Yeager; motioned to reduce
the village rate of 7.5883 by one-half (1/2)
-mill ($376,565 in Ad Valorem :Tax dollars).'
reducing Reserve: Cash to be brought for-'
ward and Reserve'for Contingencies equal-
ly. .Commissioner,-Peters seconded the
motion for ,discussion., Mr. David Roche
appeared before the' Board requesting the
Board-reduce the taxes. Mr. Wayne Taylor)
appeared before the Board and requested
the Board not, increase taxes, stating that
the business owners n Reid Avenrue lhae
already suffered a great increase in alua-
ti.on by niarndate of the Department .1.I
Revenue. Tne Board requested the Clerk s
Office toi compute how close to the rolled-
back rate thev sould be rith a one-hdf mnull
r i,-iJcuolj The Buord recesse-d at 5 2._
.p.m., E:S T > 5:43 p.m E S T .. Mr Jim-my McNerll
approached the Boai'd concerning ithe pro-
posed tax increase., stating that he opposed
the increase. Chief Deputy Clerk
.Birmingham advised the Boird that the.
one-half mill reduction wouldd result in the
proposed' Aggregate Millage Rate being
7.3811, which-Is 3 31 ... more than the cur-
rent 'ear Aggregate Rolled-Back rate of
7.1445 mills Alter all persons present had
a chance to be heard, the.motionB to reduce
the -millage rate by one-half (1/2) mill
($376,565) passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING COUNTY-
WIDE MILLAGE RATE-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, .second by


Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted the following resolution
setting the County-Wide millage rate at
7.0883 mills. '
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILLAGE LEVY Mt
NO. 99-25
WHEREL/S, 'he Board' of County
Commissioners of Gull Cou-:nt,, Floridao. on'.'
this date intends to ado:pir h .,:lution 's.et-
ting forth the budget for the fiscal year
1999-2000; and
WHEREAS, for proper funding of said
budget, it is necessary to levy an ad val-
orem tax upon the taxable property within '
the County;
.NOW. THEREFORE, EE IT R AS FOLLOWS
1. That the Board of County
Comimisslonfers of Gulf County,' Florid d,
does hereby adopt a millage rate of 7.0883
mills to be levied County-Wide upon the'
taxable property within Gulf ; County;.
Florida, to be levied against the 1999 prop-,
erty rolls.
2. The village rate adopted by the
Board of- CountyC,:.mniissin:ers of Gulf
County, Florida, is more than the Current
Year Aggregate Rolled Ba.-k Rate of 7.1445
by 3.31% I b
3 That copies .of this Rsouluu,,i. be
spread urpon th public: records of Gulf
County, Fl-rid a.
THIS RESOLUTION 'ADOPTED this
20th day 9f September, 1999 by 5 P
Commissioners .voting "yes" and Q
Co:,nmissi-'.ncrs Vu ring no'.' (end)
RESOLUTION ADOPTING COUNTY-
WIDE ,BUDGET-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, 1 second, by
Commissioner Yeager, and thnanimous vote',
the Boaid' adopted the following resolutions
adopting the County-Wjde:budget .
RESOLUTION ADOPTING BUDGET
N099-26
WHEREAS, thes.Board of County
Commissioner- of Gulf Count:, Florida;
after, due. c"..r,-i.l. .ruti..r lor ihe needs of the
people of said County hlia ascertained the.
amount of funds required for a budget for
1999-2000 fiscal year; and: Co
.WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners has given due notice as
required by law, and has' held public hear-
ings allowing all c(iuin-. a chance to be
he rd; .
"NOW II-ILhRl .RC. BEII R,'OL'. ED
AS FOLLOWS
%.'.- That :the -Board of 'Count,'
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida,
does hereby adopt the budget as contained
in Exhibit "A" attached hereto as the official
budget for the fiscal yer 1i'999-2'000. ..'
., 2. That copies c.(I uis. Res.,luuon con-
taining said budget be spread upon the
public record' J C.i G llf C':.nti y Florida.,
S-THIS -:L','.)i, i r' J' .i',OfIED thils
2,0th; day of. September 1999 .by, 5
Commissioners .c.iMung es and ,0
Commissioners vline. no lend)
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILLAGE
'RATE FOR DEPENDENT 'FIRE DIS-
TRICTS-Commissioner. Yeager, motioned
to set ti. iiIlli.,,,- rate. for the Dependent
Fire Districts, at .5000 mills each. With
Commissioner 'Peters second, the Board
unanimously adopted the 'following resolu-
tion.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILLAGE LEVY
NO. 99-27'
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, on
this date intends to adopt a Resolution set-
ting forth the budgets for the Dependent


V.A.B. CHAIRMAN-Upon motion by
C.)ounty Commissioner Yeager, second by
County'Commissioner Peters, and unani-
Smouc vote, the, Board elected' County
SCommissioner Knox to serve as Chairman
of the Value Adjustment Board.
S PETITION ''#1 -" MARY REED
BRIDGES (#03965000-R)-Mary Reed
- Bridges appeared before the Board to sub-
mit her petition, stating that her property
'taxes' will' be double what they were last
year. She stated that no new improvements
have been made to the property. Property
.Appraiser' Colbert- addressed the Board
regarding this petition, stating that thete
.,are Vacant lots in that area which are sell-
ing for almost as much as her property is
Assessed and hers has a 24' x 24' structure
on it. After further discussion regarding
other properties in the area. County
Commissioner Yeager motioned to deny the


Fire Districts for the fiscal year 1999-2000;
,and'
, WHEREAS, for the proper funding of
said budgets, it is necessary to levy an ad
valorem tax upon the taxable property
within the County;'
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
AS FOLLOWS:
1. That the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida,
does hereby adopt the following millage
rates for. the Dependent Fire Districts:
.5000 for the Special St. Joseph Fire
Contr:,ol District; .5000 for the Special
Tupelo Fire Control District; .5000 for the
Special Overstreet Fire. Control District;
.50C0 for .the Special Howard Creek Fire
C 'ritro:-l D district. ',* .
2. That copies of this Resolution be
spread upon the public records of Gulf
County, Florida.
THIS, RESOLUTION ADOPTED this
20th da of September. 1999 by 5
Commissioners voting 'yes and 0
Coinmmi.sioners voting no' tend)
RESOLUTION ADOPTING DEPEN-
DENT FIRE DISTRICTS BUDGETS-Lipon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the;Board adopted Resolution 99-28 setting
fo,lth, the budgets for the St. Joseph Fire
D1,srict, the Tupelo Fire District, the
Over'street Fire District,' and the Howard
Creek Fire District .
RESOLUTION ADOPTING BUDGET
NO. 99-28
'WHEREAS. the Board of County
C.,mniissi'ners of Gulf County. Florida.
alter due consideration for the needs o01 the
people of said County. has ascertained the,
amount of funds required for a budget for
thb 1999-2000 fiscal year; and
,- 'WHEREAS; ,the' Board, of County
commissioners has, given due notice as
required by law, and has held public hear-
'ings allowing all citizens a chance to be
heard; .
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
AS FOLLOWS.
.' I The Board' of County
Commissioners of 'Gulf County, Florida;
dogs hereby, adopt, the budgets as con-
tajned in Exhibit "A" attached hereto as the
ohicial budgets for the Dependent Fire-
Dfstricts for thefiscal year 1999-2000. : ;
2 That copies of this Resolution con-
taining said budgets be spread upon the .
public records of Gull' County. Florida
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED' this
20th day of September, 1999, by. 5
Commissioners voting. ."yes" and Q
Commissioners voting no. (end)
-' There being no furtherr business and
upon Commissioner-,Yeager's motion and
'C.irmissloner Travlor's second. the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 5 48 p m., E.S.T.
i-" TOMMY KNOX. CHAIRMAN
I, ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA .
OCTOBER 7. 1999
SPECIAL'MEETING
"-' The Gulf' Codnty Board' of County
Commissioners met i this, date in special
session with the following members pre-
sent Chairman Tomminry Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters and Warren
,J Yeager, .Jr. Stanley, Jr. and Billy E. Traylor were-
absent>.
.Others present were: County Attorney
Timoithy McFarland, Clerk' Benny C. Lister,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore; Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative,
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, and Building
Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond.'
The meeting was called to order at,
3:47 p.m., E.D.T.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM SUBORDINA-
TION AGREEMENT-Upon motion by
Commissioner. Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous (3-0)
vote, the Board agreed to execute a subor-
dination agreement for Citizens Federald
So, ines Bank, in reference to Roy Lee and
'xillh.: Mae Williams.
BUDGET AMENDMENT TAX' COIL-
LECTOR/ATTORNEY FEES-Upon discus-
sion about the lawsuit with Florida Coast
P-.,.cr Company, Chairman Knox stated
that Tax Collector Taylor is in need of funds
to pay attorney fees in this matter.
Chairman Knox then passed the Chair to
w. Chairman Peters and. motioned to
iamend the General Fund budget (as fol-
lows) to provide funding to the Tax
Collector Commissioner Veager seconded
the motion and. after discussion about
Chief Administrator Butler submitting let-
ters to the City of Port St. Joe and to the
School Board to request assistance in pay-
ing these fees. the motion' passed unani-
mously (3-0). Chairman Peters returned
),,,te Chair to Commissioner Knqx.
GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES.
TAX COLLECTOR
'Ta.\ Collector Budget
,222 13.00000. Original Budget
S283.366 00: Increase S21,692,00;
Decrease 8 00; Amended Budget
S305.058.00
RESERVE GENERAL FUND:
Reserne for Contingencies
1 1999i4.95000. Original Budget'
S285.026 00- Increase S.00: Decrease
S21.692 00: Amended Budget S263.334 00
INVOICES WORK CREW VANS
#9899-24-Alter discussion by Chief.
;Administrator Buder regarding purchase of
the work crecs vans from Cook-Whitehead,
'Ford. Chairman Knox passed the Chair to,
Vice Chairman Peters. and motioned to pay.
the lullowing Invoices from Cook-Whitchead
Ford. 547992, VIN IFBS53IS9XHA 13690.
S22 549 00: #47993. VIN#1FBSS31SOX
"'Il-'il3075 S22.S49.00; #47995, VIN#.1FBSS'
I.S 1 51 XHA 13702. 822,049.00.
Commissioner Yeagei" seconded the.
moon fordiscussion and stated that Cook
lT'iiiehead Ford 'had the best bid. The
mouon. the.passed 2 to I,' with Chairman-
Peters voting no. Chairman Peters then
'returned the Chair to Commissioner Knox,,
Theie being no further business and'
''up-n n i..uon b) Coinmissioner Yeager; sec-
ond by Commissioner ,Peters, ,and unahi-'
rmous (3-0) vote,, the meeting did then
ado.urn at 3:55.p.m'...E.D.T,
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
:OCTOBER 7, 1999 "
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
The Gulf County Value Adjustment
Board met this date In special session with
.. the i'ololing members present: County
lCommissioners'- Tommy Knox, "Nathan
F'eter-. Jr. and Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and
"School Board Members David Byrd and
Ocar Redd.
c Others'pre'sent were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemodre, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Building Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond, Property. Appraiser Kesley
C olbert, and Property Appraiser Employees
D.tr C bristle and Elaine Maige.
.. he meeting was called .to order at
4 05 p.m.. E.D.T.


the Board approved the Consent Agenda
and Supplemental Consent Agenda, as fol-
lows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Minutes
-September 28, 1999 Regular Meeting
2. Budget Amendment
-Gulf County Senior Citizens
(Wewahitchka Special Needs Center -
$10,000.00), as follows:
,BUDGET AMENDMENT #1
GENERAL EUND
EXPENDITURES;
MENTAL HEALTH: Gulf Co. Senior
Citizens, #51363-34500, Original
: Budget $22,745.00. Increase
$10,000.00, Decrease $.00, Amended
Budget 832,745.00
RESERVEf'- GENERAL FUND: Reserve for
Contingencies, #99984-95000. Original


petition. School Board Member Kedd sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
PETITION #248 ROBERT E. V.
KELLEY, JR.-Property Appraiser Colbert
appeared before the Board to report that
this Petitioner will not be present, and he
reported that he has the property in these
petitions set at $2,000.00 per front foot on
the Gulf. He also stated that this figure is
low compared to recent sales in the area.
After discussion, Attorney McFarland stat-
ed that these petitions should be voted on
individually, as there are different property
owners.
Petition #2-#5 Robert R. Feagin, III
(#06268-070R/#06268-081R/#06268-
082R/#06268-650R)-Upon motion by
County Commissioner Yeager, second by
School Board Member Redd, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to deny
Petition #245.
Petition #6 Arthur M. Mazyck
(#06268-071R)-Upon motion by County
Commissioner Yeager, second by School
Board Member Byrd, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to deny Petition #6.
Petition #7 David E. Craig, Trustee
(#06268-072R)-Upon motion by County
Commissioner Yeager. second by School
Board Member Byrd, and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed to deny Petition #7.
Petition #8 Bruce Stone, et. al.
(#06268-073R)-Upon motion by County
Commissioner' Yeager, second by School
Board, Member Byrd, and unanimous yote,
the Board agreed to deny Petition #8. .
S PETITION;#9-10 WILLIAM PARK-
ER-`Property Appraiser Colbert appeared
before the Board to report that this
Petitioner will not be present, and he
reported on the present assessments of the
properties' filed upon by Mr. 'Parker. After
further discussion, the Board voted as fol-
lows on the petitions:
Petition #9 Pine Ridge Ltd.
(#03019-100R)-Upon motion by County
Commissioner Peters, second by School
Board Member Redd. and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to deny Petition #9.
:" Petition #10 Wewahitchka Ltd.
(#02249-050R)-Upon motion by School
Board Member Redd,, second by County
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to deny Petition #10.'
Property Appraiser Colbert. then dis-
cussed that, according to Florida Statutes,
the proper 'procedure in filing- Value
Adjustment Board petitions is for the peti-
tioner to attempt to work out their prob-
lems with the Property Appraiser prior to
filing the petition.
There being no further petitions and
upon motion by County Conimissioner
Yeager, second by County Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote. the meeting
did then d.ad.ourn at 4 .30 p m E.D.T.
TOMMY' KNOX CI-bRMPdAN
ATTEST BENNY C LISTER CLERK-

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 11, 1999
WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of County,
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr., Billy E.
Traylor and. Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
absent>.
i Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibber#
Building Official/Assistant Planner Mic,:h el
Hammond. and Building Inspector/
Assistant Planner David Richardson.
The workshop was called to order at
6:05 p.m., E.D.T. .
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN/DEVELOP-
MENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT (D.R.I.)-
Chairman Knox reported that the purpose
of this -meeting .4s, to obtain iAnformation,
regarding Developments of Regional Impact
in Gulf County, Chief. Administrator Butler .
then introduced Tony Arrant, of the Florida
Association of. Counties (a former
Department of Community Affairs employ-
ee), to discuss this matter. Mr. Arrant then
discussed the comp plan elements which
must be addressed when a county will be
experiencing a, development of regional
impact in their area (such as the develop-
ment planned by St. Joe/Arvida), and he
discussed the process which must be fol-
lowed.
Chairman Knox then passed the Chair
to Vice Chairman Peters,. and Chairman
Peters introduced Jeanette Palmer, a local
business "owner. Ms. Palmer appeared.
before the Board :to6.'discuss' ,community
compromise, Issues,' -arid requested, that
each Board member, read a book (Future
Search) ,hirh' she had loaned to'-
Cornmmisijo.i-r Peters Members ol the pub-,
lic then discussed that they are not totally
opposed to St. Joe/Arvida, they would sim-
ply like a more detailed explanation of their
plans for Gulf County. Chairman Peters
returned the Chair to Commissioner Knox.
There being no further business, the
workshop did then adjourn at 8:30. p.m.,
E.D.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA-
OCTOBER 12, 1999
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular.
session with the following members pre-
.sqnt: Chairman Tommy,. Kriox and
Commissioners Nathan :.Peters, Jr., John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe .Wibberg,
Building Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond, Building Inspector/Assistant
Planner David Richardson, Gulf County
E.M1.S. Director Shane McGuffin, Health
Department Administrator Doug Kent,
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Bearden,
Assistant Road Superintendent Bobby
Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Union Steward'- Doug Kelley, Veterans'
Service .Offcer/S.H.I.P, Administrator Bo
Williams, Wewahitchka Ambulance Service
Director Houston Whitfield, and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at
7:00 p.m., E.D.T. .
Building Official Hammond opened
the meeting with prayer, and Chairman
Knox led the Pledge of Allegiance to the

BOARD REORGANIZATION-
Chairman Knox then passed the Chair to
Commissioner Traylor (to remain in effect
through the second meeting in November,
2000), with Commissioner Peters serving as
Vice Chairman. Chairman Traylor then
presented Commissioner Knox with a gavel,
and thanked him for the fine job he has
done as Chairman over the previous year.
CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,


NEW PROVISION ENTITLED ADDITIONAL
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR SENIOR
CITIZENS PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL
$25,000.00 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION TO
QUALIFIED SENIOR CITIZENS: PROVID-
ING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTI-
TLEMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILI-
TY AND REPEALER AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE. (Complete Ordinance on
file in the Clerk's Office)




Minutes are continued
on page 6B


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Presented by First .Baptist Church


DATES: Sunday, December 12 TIME. 7:00 p.m., ET

and Monday, December 13 LOCAT0N.: The Centennial Building


Port St. Joe Community .

' "Come celebrate With us, the birth of our Savior"


Budget 8301,026.00, Increase 8.00,
Decrease $10,000.00, Amended Budget
$291,026.00. (End)
Budget Amendment Wewa Medical Center
(FY99-00 $6,000.00), as follows:
BUDGET AMENDMENT #2
GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES:
WEWA MEDICAL CENTER: Aid Wewa
'Medical Center, #51962-82000, Original
Budget $.00, Increase $6,000.00,
Decrease $.00, Amended Budget
$6,000.00
RESERVE GENERAL FUND: Reserve for
Contingencies, #99984-95000, Original
Budget $291,026.00, Increase $.00,
Decrease $6,000.00, Amended Budget
$285,026.00. (End)
3. Grant Approval
-Emergency Preparedness ($124,666.00)
4. Inventory
-Maintenance Department (Remove/
Trade-Ins #25-139 & #25-153 and.
Junk #25-54, #25-72, #25-73, #25-
75, #25-86, #25-117, #25-127, #25-133
-149)
-Mosquito Control Department (Junk *
#70-402, #70-486, #70-508, #70-510,
#70-511, #70-525 & #70-529)
-Road Department (Junk #100-232 &
#100-405)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA;
1. Contract
-Health Department (1999-2000)
2. Inventory
-Work Crews (Junk #1180, #1295,
#1302, #1494, #1725, #1846 & #1915)
3t Invoice
-County Attorney Timothy McFarland
(September, 1999 $2,130.00 to be
paid from Account #21314-31100)
-First Choice Reporters (September,
1999 $1,358.75 to be paid from var-
ious Court Reporter line items)
-Preble-Rish, Inc..- Indian Pass Dredge
'& Fill Permit (#61367 $92.50 to be
paid from Account #21111-31100)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Wetappo Drainage
(#61368 $237.50 to be paid from
Account #21111-31100)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Beacon Hill Park,
Phase II (#61369 $472.50 to -be paid.
from'Account #21111-31100)
4. Planning & Development Review Board'
Recommendations (10/7/99 Grant'
Variance Request to Cliff & Lisa Bristol
#03820-000R)
5. Resignation
-Road Department Jerald Anthony:
Stokes (10/14/99)'
6. Resolution
-C.D.B.G. Application (Airport Water &
Sewer), as follows:
C.D.B.G. APPLICATION RESOLUTION
NO. 99-33
WHEREAS, Gulf County is eligible for
funding from the Florida Department of-
Community Affairs (D.C.A.) Under the
Small Cities Community Development.
Block Grant Program (C.D.B.G.); and
S, WHEREAS,' the County is eligible to
submit an application in the Economic.
Development Category; and
WHEREAS, the County recognizes its
need t: ,i .'s its low and moderate income
residents by providing job opportunities;
and
WHEREAS, the County recognizes,
that providing sewer and water service to:
the Costin Airport Industrial Park to sup-
port one or more business enterprises will
provide significant job opportunities for its
low and moderate income residents;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
that Gulf County submit a C.D.B.G. appli-
cation in the Economic Development'
Category in the amount of $600.000 00
ENACTED this 12th day of October,
1999 in Regular Session. (End)
7. S.H.1.P.
-Rehabilitation .Assistance Linda D.
Pace ($14,000.00)
-Rehabilitation Assistance Edison
Causey ($14,000.00).
-Subordination Agreement Citizens'!
Federal/Bartkowlak '
-.,- YOUTH TOBACCO PROGRAM-
Sabrina Burke, of the Gulf County Health'
Department, appeared before the Board
with' members of S.W.A.T. (Students
Working Against Tobacco) to present the
Board with a plaque and commend them for
the Ordinance they passed in 1997 regard-
ing' use of tobacco products by minors.
Health Department Administrator Kent
reported on the progress of this program,
stating that there has been a 20% decrease
in tobacco use among middle school kids.
RECEIVE BIDS #9899-26/LAWN-
MOWER MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
Pursuant to advertisement to receive
sealed bids #9899-26 for. a lawnmower for'
the Courthouse Maintehace-'Department,
the following bids were received and tabled
for review by Maintenance,Superintendent
,Bearden. St. Joe Reni-All, Inc., $7,107.81 -
"Grasshopper, $'6,240i99 Snapper;:
Thompson Tractor, No Bid; Tractor &
Equipment Co., No Bid.
PROPOSED NUISANCE ORDI-
NANCE-Pursuant to advertisement to hold'
a public hearing to consider, adoption of a
proposed nuisance ordinance. Attorney
McFarland read the proposed ordinance by
title. There being no public comment,
Commissioner Yeager .motioned to adopt
the following titled ordinance and
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion
for discussion. After discussion regarding
race cars in yards and the enforcement pro-
cedure set out in the ordinance, the motion
passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 99-06
AN ORDINANCE DECLARING ABAN-
DONED PERSONAL PROPERTY, NOXIOUS
PLANTS, UNLAWFUL ACCUMULATIONS,
UNSAFE BUILDINGS, AND THE CREATION
OR MAINTENANCE OF A NUISANCE TO BE
UNLAWFUL; IMPOSING A DUTY ON THE
PROPERTY OWNER OR OCCUPANT TO
MAINTAIN PROPERTY FREE OF NUI-"
,SANCE;: PROVIDING DEFINITIONS;.
ESTABLISHING A CODE ENFORCEMENT
OFFICER; ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES
FOR NOTIFICATION AND CITATION OF
PROPERTY IN VIOLATION OF THIS ORDI-
NANCE: ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL MAS-
TER TO PRESIDE AT CODE VIOLATION
HEARINGS; ESTABLISHING CRITERIA FOR
CODE VIOLATION HEARINGS; ESTAB-
LISHING PENALTIES;: ESTABLISHING
APPEALS PROCEDURE; PROVIDING A
SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; ENACTING 'A
REPEALER CLAUSE; AND ESTABLISHING
THE EFFECTIVE DATE. (Complete
Ordinance on file in the Clerk's Office)
PROPOSED ORDINANCE ADDI-
TIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION/
ELDERLY-Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to. consider adoption
of an ordinance which, will. provide addi-
tional homestead exemption for low-Income
elderly individuals, Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance by title. There
being no public comment. Commissioner
Peters motioned to adopt the follow titled
ordinance and Commissioner Stanley sec-
onded the motion. After .discussion by
Attorney 'McFarlancd regarding this pro-
gram, the motion passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 99-07
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A
NEW POVIINETTEDADTOA











PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1999


From the Staff and Students at





Gulf County's


Elementary, Middle and High School Education Facilities


U-


i A AS New Education Scholarship Program Unveiled


1999-2000
At 9:30 a.m. on Friday,
December 10, a fire will rage
across the school-or a.bomb will
go off-or maybe nuclear warfare
will erupt! All of the above and
more are planned for, and simulat-
ed in disaster drills.
This week, the high school
and middle school will have a dis-
aster drill at 9:30, and both the
police department and the sheriffs
department will attend. So will the
fire department and the Emer-


. --


fl ff if f & # # Miami businessman, Stanley that will identify young peop
G t d mitt d t nterin t d


agency Management Service. It's
not just fire drills anym6rel
Also: The music department is
proud to announce that the
newest member of the PSJHS fam-
ily will be making its first public
performance on December 14 dur-
ing the boys' basketball game with
Rutherford.
The members of the "St. Joe
Sound" are Stephanie Metcalf,
Anna Hodges, Alex Hernandez,
Koran Peters, Rocky Salzer, and
Josh Todd. (Game time is 8:00
p.m.).


"SL.Joe Sound" Making

Initial Appearance Dec. 14


Once in a rare while a certain
chemistry for excellence can be
found, and once again that chem-
istry has arrived at Port St. Joe
High School with the appearance
of the "St. Joe Sound."

The newest member of the
Port St. Joe High School family
will be making its first public
appearance on 'Tuesday,
December 14, at the boys' basket-
ball game against Rutherford


WES would like to welcome
Diane Weherley to our instruc-
tional staff. Ms. Weherley will be
teaching a varying -exceptionali-
ties class at Wewahitchka
Elementary School.
She, and her family, son
Taylor and husband Steve, are
relatively' new to the Wewahitchka
area, but were received warmly
and really love living here. The
Weherleys previously resided in
Lynn Haven.
Ms. Weherley is a graduate
from Florida State University and
has a bachelor's degree in psy-
chology. She will be returning to
campus this spring to pursue a
master's degree in special educa-
tion. She feels this will better pre-
pare her for working with children
who are emotionally handicapped
or who have learning disabilities.
Ms. Weherley has worked for
many years with developmentally
challenged adults as well as chil-
dren. She enjoyed helping them
learn life management tech-
niques, daily living skills 'and job
skills.
With this experience, she is.
certain to meet the challenge pre-
sented in our Exceptional Student
Education Department with
determination, creativity, and
enthusiasm. WES as excited to
welcome Ms. Weherley to our
staff.


High School. Game time is 8:00
p.m., and the "St. Joe Sound" will
be performing prior to the game
and at halftime.
The "St. Joe Sound" is a
group of Ann Comforter's very tal-
ented music students. The mem-
bers of this group are:
.Stephanie Metcalf (female
vocalist), daughter .of Jay and
Laura Metcalf of Mexico Beach;
Ann Hodges (female vocalist),
daughter of Mabel and Bob
Hodges of -Port St. Joe; Alex
Hernandez (male rock vocalist),
son of Alex and Jo Hernandez of
St. -Joe Beach; Koran Peters,
(drummer), grandson of Doris
Rouse of Port St. Joe; Rocky
Salzer (bass guitarist), son of
Karen Hicks and. Rock Salzer of
Mexico Beach, and Josh Todd
(guitarist), son of Mike and Sonya
Todd of St. Joe Beach.
They hope you will be able to
attend the game and hear this*
exciting new group.
On Monday. December 13th,
at 6:30. p.m., the music depart-
ment will present its annual
Christmas concert. The program
will contain performances by the
high school band and the concert
band.
You are cordially invited to
attend this night of music. The
chorus and girls' ensemble are
under the direction of Ann
Comforter, and the bands are
under the direction of Mitchell
Bouington.



ship program last week.

The School District
Scholarship Program is sponsored
by the Florida Prepaid College
Foundation and the Florida
Department of Education. The
foundation donated 72 scholar-
ships and collaborated with
Commissioner of Education Tom
Gallagher to design a program


education.
"The Florida Prepaid College
Foundation is proud to work with
Commissioner Gallagher on this
nationally-unique program to tar-
get students with an interest in
education. With this scholarship,
they will be able to focus on a spe-'
cific career, stay committed to
their goals and hopefully, stay in
Florida to live and work, said


. 4 ,a News Column.

SFaith Christian School


The season in which we cele-
brate our Savior's birth is here.
We rejoice with our readers!
The third and fourth grade,
classes will present a program,
about Jesus' birth, death, and&
resurrection. We Invite you to join,
us on Friday, December 17, in the .
morning at 8:30 or 9:10 a.m. toA
enjoy this look, at the past, pre-
sent and future expression of
God's love to us..
"God so loved the world that,
He gave His only begotten Son
that, whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish but have ever-
lasting life."--John 3:16
We want to remind our par-
ents that our Christmas holidays
are different from the public
school. Faith Christian will dis-,
miss at 12:00 noon on Friday.
December 17, and resume classes
on Tuesday, January 4, 2000.
Teachers and staff .will have a
work day on Monday, January 3.
If you need a last minute
Christmas gift that expresses
your' faith, we recommend !that- ,i
you stop, by the office and buy
one, or more, of our "God's
Creation" calendars. They are
$6.00; each or $5.00 each for four
or more.
Grade four went on an
unusual field trip last week. They
visited the CloverLeaf Gin where
they saw cotton picked, .ginned,


and bundled for market. They
even picked. some of the cotton
themselves, but the: highlight of.
the trip was to jump into a barn
full of cotton seeds. Later, they
' went on a tour of the Marianna
; Caverns.
Our prayers and love go out
1,to two of our students, Matt and
Meghen Williams, in the tragic
loss of their mother, Susan Watts
.Gaylor. We pray for God's comfort-
and strength for their family.


Jump Start of

Financial Aid
Financial aid forms can be so
complicated. In hopes of easing
the burden, Port St. Joe High
School is offering a financial aid
workshop on Thursday, December
9th, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
New federal aid forms for the
school year 2000-2001 will be dis-
tributed and explained. The forms
are due beginning January 1,
S000 and monies are given flrst
come, first serve.
Along with the valuable infor-
mation, five 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.


PORT ST. JOE

TMEN, rTAR SCHOOL


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-
6i42.


"Career Day" Held


at Wewa High School


"Career Day" was held on
Wednesday, December 1st, at
Wewahitchka High School.
Seventeen different care-er
fields were represented, inclk.d-
ing: computer programming,
Steve Dunnivant of Gulf Coast
Community College; health pro-
fessions, Anna Huber of AHEC in
Tallahassee; law enforcement,
Greg Cole of the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office.
Florida Conservation Com-
mission, Robert Miller; automo-
tive technology, Al Tidwell of
Haney Vo-Tech; electrician,
Willard Sexton and Larry Layton
of Haney Vo-Tech; banking, Tonya
Nixon of Wewahitchka State
Bank; secretarial services, Jeanne
Faulkner of Haney Vo-Tech; trav-


el agent/flight attendant, Eric
Zaleska of Far Horizons in
Panama City.
Florida Division of Forestry,
Richard McGee and Don Grahal;
real estate, Billy Joe Smiley of St.
Joseph Bay Realty; television pro-
duction, Adam Johns of WMBB-
TV 13; Florida Department of
State Corrections, Lorne Brooks;
social worker, Hubert Six of the
Gulf County Health Department;
and graphic arts design, Kenneth
Redd of Haney Vo-Tech.;
Students on grades nine
through 12 selected various
career fields and were individual-
ly scheduled into classes for the
presentations of their choice. The
day's events were organized by
Mr. Monks.


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.
Students return to school on
Thursday, January 6..
Florida Prepaid College
Program
It's never too early, to start
r planning for college. In fact, sta-
tistics show that most of the chil-
dren in this program are enrolled
while in preschool or elementary
school. A parent is most often the
purchaser. It is also a popular gift
among grandparents.
Florida's prepaid plan is the
largest in the country-larger
than all other states combined.
more than 536,000 plans have
already been purchased
statewide.
For more information, please
call .1-800-552-4723 (press
prompt 1).

P.E. Wellness Tip of the Week
"Taking Care Of Your Teeth"
*You talk with them. You eat
with them. They are small, sharp,
and white. Guess what they are?
They are your teeth. Caring for
your teeth helps you stay healthy
and look your best. If you take
care of your teeth they will last
your whole life.
One of the main functions of
your teeth is to chew food.
Leftover pieces of food on your
teeth can cause bacteria on your
teeth or plaque. The bacteria in
plaque can cause cavities.
Brushing after each meal will help
prevent cavities. To remove
plaque between your teeth, you
need to floss.


Tate, Chairman of the Florida
Prepaid College Foundation.
"Florida will be enriched by
out ability to prepare young peo-
ple for rewarding careers in edu-
cation. This is the only scholar-
ship of its kind that specifically
asks students to make a commit-
ment to education, in exchange
for a college education," said
Gallagher.
Scholarships are being
awarded to 72 Florida students
who commit to entering an educa-
tional field' as a condition of
receiving their scholarships. The
students represent each county in "
the state, in addition to the four
university lab schools in the
Florida School for the Deaf and
Blind.-
The Gulf County student cho-
sen to receive this scholarship, is
Caleb Cutchin, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Cutchin. Caleb is a .
ninth grade student of
Wewahitchka High School.
Tate and Gallagher believe
that the scholarships will not only
foster a commitment to education
but a desire by the students to live
and work in the state of Florida.
Students will be required to
meet the criteria for the Florida
Prepaid College Foundation's
Project STARS program-a pro-
gram that has awarded over 8,700
i scholarships statewide since
1990.


Minutes a


Gulf Co. Sc

OCTOBER 5, 1999
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on October 5, 1999, at 9:00
a.m., ET, in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative o0fi ce The following mem-
bers were present: Caroline Norton, .Oscar
SRedd,, David Byrd, Charlotte Pierce. and
Mary Pridgeon. The Superintendent and
Board Attorney were also present.
Chairman Norton presided, and the
meeting was opened with an invocation by
Mrs. Pridgeon, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mrs. Pierce.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Mr. James
Hanlon expressed appreciation to the Board
in general for a job well done.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Pridgeon,
and unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
agenda.
PUBLIC HEARINGS: There was no
response from the public on advertised pol-
icy changes
POLICY CODE OF CONDUCT &
PUPIL PROGRESSION PLAN: On motion
by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon and
unanimous vote, the Board approved adver-
tised changes to the Code of Conduct and
Pupil Progression Plan.
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mr.
Redd, second by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous
vote, the Board.took noted action on the fol-
lowing consent items:
Approval _f Minutes: The Board approved
minutes'for meetings on September 7 &
27, 1999.
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills: The
*Board approved payment of monthly
bills.
Correspondence: The Board acknowledged
correspondence from the family of Al
Smith.
Personnel: Approved Deborah Crosby to
represent the Gulf 'County School
.System as a member of the School
Readiness Coalition.
Approved the following additional positions
as part of the Teen Options Program: 2
full time teachers; 1 occupational spe-
cialist/program coordinator; and 1 full
time secretary/finance.
Approved leave of absence request by
Marilyn Funderburk .from August 31,
1999 to; October 8,. 1999.
Approved Iris Chesley for a teaching posi-
tion at Wewahitchka Elementary School
for the 1999-2000 school year.
Also approved moving Joseph Walker from
a science teaching position to music/
P.E. for the remainder of the 1999-2000
school year. The Board approved moving
Bill Carr from the Computer Lab to a
science teaching position.
Approved Robert Beck for a teaching posi-
tion at Port St. Joe Elementary School
for the 1999-2000 school year.
Approved Cecil Tills for supplemental pay
as speech therapist for the 1999-2000
school year.
Approved the following teachers for supple-
mental pay as academic coaches for the
Odyssey of the Mind program for the
1999-2000 school year: Lori Price, Eric
Bidwell, Charlotte Willis, Gloria Gant,
and Diane McKeithen.
Accepted the resignation of Monica
Tarantino from her position as secretary
for the Pre-K Collaborative project effec-
tive September 3, 1999.
Approved Margaret Roberson for the stu-
dent records supplement at Port St. Joe
Elementary School for the 1999-2000
school year.
Granted request for a six month leave of
absence to Rebecca Smith, custodial
worker, effective April 6, 1999.
Approved the following substitute teachers
for the 1999-2000 school year: Julie
Pippin, Iris Walko, and Connie Scoggins.
Approved Monette Jefferson as a substitute
custodial worker for the 1999-2000
school year.
Approved the following school food service
substitute workers for the 1999-2000
school year: Debbie Jackson. MaryRetta
Fisher,
Approved Angle Suber to be paid five hours
per day effective August 25, 1999, as a
bus aide.
Approved Debble Baxley to be moved to the


Students selected agree to
stay drug and crime free, adhere
to school attendance require-
ments, abide by the school's code
of conduct, maintain a satisfacto-
ry grade point average, and make'
progress on a college preparatory.
plan.
A foundation or organization,
which is interested in becoming,
involved in the Florida Prepaid
College Foundation should con-
tact Renee Waters at (850) 922-:'
6740.


Caleb Cutchin


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Computer Lab position at Wewahitchka
Elementary School. Also approved mov-
ing Esther Taunton from 5/6 math to
5/6 reading.
Surplus Property Approved dipo-.il of the''
fH.lu"in'! .*rplu. propertyy I 19.75.
CheTolet 'i'ran pr6pjerty # 8690'3 62.
serial # CQG155U181919.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce. second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the'Board approved the
Dropout Prevention Plan for the 1999-2000
school year.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Peace Builders contract
with PAEC for the 1999-2000 school year
in the amount of $5,000.00 to be paid by
Safe and Drug Free grant.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved School Advisory Councils
for the 1999-2000 school year as follow: :"''
Wewahitchka High School: John
Kramei-, Brenda Little, Debbie Gortman,
April Andrews, Michelle Nunnery, Priscilla
Forehand, Nancy Mauldin, Carol Setterich,
Abigail Taunton, Minnie JeanSapp, Sarah
Bailey, Renece Jackson, Kern Teall, Peral
SHunter, Jay Bidwell, Elaine Layton, Lanita',
Taunton, Roy, Barnes, Mike Lister, Chuck
Sexton, Roy Carter,' Louise Jones, Don
Rich, Terry Linton, William Truby.
Wewahitchka -Elementary Schdool:'
Vicki Armstrong, Rosa Barnes, Joe
Cesaroni, Randy Hightower, Carolyn Ranie,
,Martha Rish, Pam Smith, Barbara Suber, .
April Andrews, Margaret Barlow. Tonya
Boswell, Tracy Bowers, Donna Fettinger,
Lori Price, Diane Clark, Sharon Owens,
Pam Lister, Clayton Wooten.
Gulf county Adult School: S. M,
Eubanks, Charles Fortner. Merri Christie,
Catherine Minger, Martha Sanborn, Kesley
Colbert, Creya Blankenship, Rawlis Leslie;
Josetta Patterson.
EPort St. doe = igh..School: Nicole
Smith, Chris Earley, Sarah Johnson,
Clarence Monette, Lewana Patterson!
Martha Weimorts, Kathy Thomas, Marts
Riley, Tracy Gaddis, Tonya Nixon, William'
Bailey, Don Washabaugh, Vivian Floyd,
Kenny Peak, Nathan Peters. Iris Gathers
Tina Money, Doris Rouse.
Port St. Joe Middle School: Carolyn
Rish, Gloria Gant, Linda Johnson, Nancy
Brockman, Wanda Nixon, Cathy Cox, Bill
Dodson, Mary Gibson, Cathy Hobbs, Val
Webb, Diane Mock,. Alisa Parker, Josh
Watkins.
Port t.L Joe Elementary School: Mike
Lacour, Dusty May, DeAnn Wilder, Trish
Warriner, Beverly Quinn, Vivian Floyd,
Susie Clemons, Becky Byrd, Deborah
Brumbaugh, Gall Blackmon, Jayesh
Bhakta, Elizabeth Davis, Anne Barrier,
Cindy Belin. Cathy Carlsten, Katrina
Glass, Donna Howze, Ann Six, Nancy
Stonebraker.
.On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a contract for preparation
of meals with North Florida Head Start for
the 1999-2000 school year.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Bohrd
approved request for contribution of
$750.00 to the Wewahitchka High School
Project Graduation.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved request to increase admis-
sion prices to Port St. Joe High School
Junior Varsity football games to the follow-
ing: Adults $3.00; Students $2.00;
Senior Citizens $1.00.
The Board reviewed School Resource
Officer Monthly Activity Reports for Port St.
Joe High/Port St. Joe Middle School
(September), and Wewahitchka Jr.-Sr. High
School (August and September).
Tom Wazlavek. Executive Director of
GCCTA, invited Board members to attend
negotiation session set for October 14,
1999 at 3:30 p.m. in the Gulf County
School Board Administrative Offices. .!
I ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mr-W
Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and unarni-';
mous vote, the Board adjourned at 10'5 '
a.m.











THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1999 PAGE 5B


I PUBLIC NOTICES


BID NO. 9900-02
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will 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
15 each 6" Star All Grip Adapters w/Gasket, Nuts
and Bolts (Series 3600)
15 each 6" x 3' Bury AVK 2780-04 Fire Hydrant
(4) 2.0" sections of 6" Class 200 PVC Gasket Pipe
Delivery Date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope, that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the BID
is for.
Bids will be received until Monday, December 13,
1999 it 5:00 p.m.. E.D.T., at the Office of the Clerk
of Cot't. 100(0L 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. Lister. Clerk
2tc. December 2 & 9. 1999
Notice To Receive Sealed Bids
BID NO. 9900-03
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
porationi interested in providing the following:
Financing (2) Mack Dump Trucks #DM690$
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
Clerk's office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.. Blvd.. Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the BID
is for.. I
Bids will be received until Monday. December 13.
1999 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., at the Office of the Clerk
of Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.. Part St.
Joe. Florida 32456. The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all proposals received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
S COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc : December 2 & 9, 1999
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 98-287-CA ,
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK,
successor by merger with FIRST
UNION NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA.
Plaintiff,
v.
WILLIAM T. SANDERS, et al.
Defendants.
^ .NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Sun4mary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
November 30. 1999, and entered In Case No. 98,
287-CA of the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Floridaa I will sell to the highest and best bidder.for
cash at the Front- Steps of the Gulf County
Cou.thouse. 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe. Florida,
at 11:00 a.m., EST. on4the 29th day of December
1999; the following desc bed property as set forth in
said. Summary Final Juigment:
Lots Fourteen (14) and Sixteen (16), Block
Twenty Six (26), CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA. according to an Official Map or
Plat thereof, on file in the Office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH all the improvements
now or hereafter erected on the property,
and all easements, rights, appurtenances,
reuts, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights
:- ad profits, water rights and stock and all
I taure, now or hereafter attached to, the
property.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on 11/30. 1999.
In .accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or agency
sending'notice no later than eer. J .1aus pi. .
:1i.'_ "f-p..:. :i.- If hearing.,- .,tr.- T LiI I T'',
05-iS. ... i :* Voice (V) I...',:'i ?55 .5-i ,) v.a
"I-,,da,-, F;-/.-4 Service.
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of the Circuit and
County Court
By: /s/ M Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
.2tc. December 9 and 16, 1999
INi THE COUNTY COURT OF THE STATE OF
.FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 99-111-CC
ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION.
Plaintiff.
vs. .
EARNEST C. MYERS and wife,
VALERIE A. MYERS.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida at its
meeting on the 21st day of December, 1999 at 6:00
p.m. in the Commission Chamber at City Hall, 305
Cecil G, Costin. Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, will
consider for adoption an Ordinance with the follow-
ing title:
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR A
CHANGE OF ZONING FOR A CERTAIN
AREA OF THE CITY, AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to attend and be
heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file at the
Office of the City Clerk and may be inspected by the
public during normal working hours.
Board of City Commission
City of Port St. Joe, Florida
Frank Pate, Mayor
2tc, December 9 and 16, 1999

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF'
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives
notice of its intent to issue a wastewater permit revi-
sion for two mixing zones within the Gulf County
Canal to Premier Refractories Inc., P.O. Box 160, SR.
382 N, Port St. Joe. FL 32456. The facility recovers
magnesium hydroxide from seawater pumped from
nearby St. Joseph Bay. Spent seawater, freshwater
rinse and bypassed seawater combine to form the
wastewater effluent discharge to the Barge Basin on
the Gulf County Canal, a Class III Marine water-'.
body. The point of discharge Is located-approximate-
ly at latitude 29 51' 00" N: longitude 85' 18' 45" ;W.
The wastewater permit was issued on January 0,
1998. A Consent Order effective January 21, 1998
requires Premie to either comply with pH and toxi-
city water quality criteria at the point of discharge or
provide documentation to justify appropriate admin-
istrative relief in the form of a variance and a mixing
zone. The length of the pH and chronic toxicity mix-
ing zones are 141 and 133 meters respectively from
the outfall in the barge basin and extends partially
into the Gulf County Canal. This mixing zone appli-
cation, DEP file no. FL0002607-002-IW1S, is being
processed in conjunction with Premier's petition for
a variance, OGC file no. 99-1144, from the rule for
acute toxicity level within a mixing zone. Premier
has provided reasonable assurance that the
requested mixing zones shall not significantly
impair any of the designated uses of the receiving
body of water. -
The draft permit revision was noticed on August 3.
1999, the public notice was published on August 26.
1999 in The Star newspaper. No comments were
received on the draft permit revision. The
Department's proposed issuance of the variance for
acute toxicity, OGC file number 99-1144, was
signed August 31. 1999, the public notice of the
in Ih .[v i- r, ', -paper -3d or. L.pFlnrr.ber I- I'_4*' I
In J-l' Fl..n.J Ad-rrlTdnilu-,u% el' M, I h l -.r n 21 '
pt.i:.I.i i. .r ,a pp )n %h.oce U, uO'1nhJ si irir: I -
affected to petition. The proposed 'Departnmeit
approval of the acute toxicity variance was peti-
tioned and final department action may be different
from that proposed, pending the outcome of the
Administrative Hearing proceeding. This permit revi-
sion for the two mixing zones would not be effective
without the issuance of the acute toxicity variance.
The Department will Issue the permit revision with
the attached conditions unless a timely petition for
an, administrative hearing is filed under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before
the deadline for filing a petition. The procedures for
petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by
the Department's proposed permitting decision may
petition for .an administrative .proceeding .(heaKing)
under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of'the Florida
Statutes: The petition must contain the information
set forth below and must be filed (received by the
clerk) in the Office, of General Counsel, of the
Department.at 3900 C' .:.TuT.'r.'- t'l. B.:.ul.rd
Mail Station 35, TIAl ih-ect Fi..n. 3.:i2: ,2d'_.30Ku.


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Gulf County Manager Vickie Davis
I Sales Associates (Cape San Bias)
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher, Kim Harrison, Judy Watford


AMLS.


Sales Associates (St. Joe Beach)


Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 2, 1999.
and entered in Civil Case No. 99-111CC of the
Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of
the State of Florida, in and for Gulf County. where-
in ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION, is plaintiff and EARNEST C. MYERS and
wife, VALERIE A. MYERS are Defendants. I will sell
to the highest bidder for cash at the front door'of the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe. Florida at
11:00 a.m., ET, on the 29th day of December. 1999.
the following described property as set f6rth in said
Final Judgment. to-wit:
The SW 1/4 of Farm #84. Gulf County Farms
Unit Three. Commence at the N.W. comer of
Section 30, T5S, R9W. Gulf County, Florida.
Thence N. 86 degrees 2722" E. along the N. Line
of said Section 30 for 760.58 feet; thence S. 18
degrees 16'20" E. for 1919.69 ft.. thence S. 71
degrees 43'40" W. for 256.25 ft. to the Point of
Beginning. Thence S. 18 degrees 16'20" E. for
212.50 feet to the Northerly right of way line of
a 60 ft. street: thence S. 71 degrees 43'40" W.-.'
along said northerly right of way line for 256.25
ft.; thence N. 18 degrees 16'20" W. for 212.50 ft.;
thence N. 71 degrees 43'40" E. for 256.25 feet to
the Point of Beginning, containing 1.25 acres,
more or less.
TOGETHER WITH One (1) 1988 Redman
Ridgedale Mobile Home bearing identification
number 9715.
Dated this 2nd day of December. 1999.
BENNY LISTER
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
By /s/ M. Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
2tc. December 9 and 16. 1999


Petitions by the applicant or any of the parties list-
ed below must be filed within fourteen days of
receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any
persons other than those entitled to written notice
under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes must
.be filed within fourteen clays of publication of the
notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the writ-
ten notice, whichever occurs first.
Under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes.
however, any person who has asked the Department
for notice of agency action may file a petition within
fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of
the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indicated above at the time
of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition
within the appropriate time period shall constitute a
waiver of that person's right to request an adminis-
trative determination (hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. Any
subsequent intervention (in a proceeding Initiated
by another party) will'be only at the discretion of the
presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in com-
pliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Florida
Administrative Code.
A petition that disputesthe material facts on which
the Department's' action is based must contain the
following information:
t(a) The name, address, and telephone number of
each petitioner: the name, address, and tele-
phone number of the. petitioner's representa-
tive, if any; the Department permit identifica-"
tion number and the county In which the sub-.
ject matter or activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner
received notice of the Department action;
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's substan-
tial interests are affected by, the Department
action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues, of material
fact. If there are none, the petition must so
indicate;
(e) A statement of facts that the petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or modification of the
Department action: '
(1) A concise statement 'of the ultimate facts
alleged, as well as the rules and statutes which
entitle the petitioner to relief; and
(g) A statement of the' relief sought by the petition-
er; stating precisely .the action that the peti-
tioner wants the Department to take.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on
which the Department's action is based shall state
that no such facts are In dispute and otherwise shall.
contain the same information as set forth above, as
requlred-by'rule 28-106.301. .
Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency.action, the filing
of a petition means that the Department's final
action may be different from 'te position taken by it
in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any suchf.g)ri decision of the
Department have the right to petition to become a
party to the proceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.,
Mediation under section 120.573 of the Florida
Statutes is not, available for this proceeding.


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_" 210JUwyL. 9j-8 50'x10' residential building lot with
UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW a JOMUM6lLICTlit 35,000.00.
Texas Drive 100'x108.33' corner ', l conpleiJel cleared. Nice shade trees. Unit 14, BIk F, Lot 2,
$28,900.00. '-., ". *.". ',*,. ., I ; .
CaliforniadDrive lI 10, I,' corner lot completely cleaiedd.Nite'shade'-trees. Unit 14A Blkf, Lot-p'.
1, $28,9(600 hr, ... .. ,, ,
420 Texas Drive Like new 3 Br, 2 Full bath single family home in nice residential neighborhood.
Built 6/9.8 home is in excellent condition. Large living room,.lovely kitchen, all wood cabinets,
superior appliances included. Abundance of storage. Double car garage, front covered porch and
back sun deck. Must seel$137,500.00.
426 7th St. PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE! Quality custom built 4 Br, 2 Ba single family'home
under construction. 1648+ SF IHJ l&ya tar, garage w/automatic garage
door openers. CH/A, ref. w/ice maker,e electric range, dishwasher, disposal, ceiling fans w/light in
all rooms. On 100'x158.33' landscaped lot. $115,000.00. PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT -
$109,900.00.
109 20th Street 100'x100' rstI Qn~, Lei 2,l, to Beach! Beautiful trees, nice
neighborhood. $49,900.00: tl- L tl,-
., .. 'GULF FRONT
1309 Hwe 98 5MEXI'Cb BEACuiyi ljdV intrat tr.o.r..r lortin the heart of Mexico
Beach' $285,060.00.
112 32nd St. Mexico Beach.. Pelican Roos i r ilf front condo building, 2 Ba,completely fur-
nished and equipped for. vacation retreat ,lUe covered deck off livingroom has great Gulf
view! Currently on rental'program with good rental history. $175,000:
MEXICO BEACH
512-C Hwy. 98 2 Bd.,.2.5 ba townhome with..unobstructed GulFView across from Dedicated
Beach!. Freshly painted interior, new carpr" lir i throughout. Living room has full mirrored
wall, sliding glass doors lead.to covered fr r spectacular Gulf View! Kitchen appliances
included. Owner will finance '$149,000.00. .
2018th'Street 2 Bd, 2.5 bd mobile hom.r ,1 lot. Only steps to the beach! Florida :room
on:front;..covered'carportf.'$50,000.00.,"Ai ,s.W l t' r .
S .. .. 2603 Hwy. 98 BEACHSIDE Duplex oh
75'x1'00' corner,lot zoned Tourist Commercial!
.r" 2 BR, 1 bath each s;de ..i,. 8'x12' front
screened porch and covered patio..Traditional
concrete block construction, window AC, gas
Seat: Separate laundry building has washer and
dryer for each unit.' Great location only steps to
the Beach with easy access!!! $205,000.00.
412A &B 7th Street- Mexico Beach- (2) NEW 2 Br, 2 full Ba townhomes. On landscaped lot, paved
street with easy access to.the Beach!!! Approx. 750+SF, plus front sun deck and back patio area.
Cen. elec. h/ac, ceiling fans, custom wood cabinets, and appliances. Buyer may choose carpet
& vinyl colors w/construction contract'. Must see this affordable Beach Retreat! Only $79,900.00'
Each.


Large cleared lots ready

for building: high and dry

Paved Streets Covenants and

Restrictions


,i it


The permit application file and supporting data are
available for public inspection during normal busi-
ness hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at Bill Evans, FDEP
Northwest District, Industrial Wastewater
Permitting, 160 Governmental Center, Pensacola
3250.1-5794 phone (850) 595-8380 ext. 1168.
ltc. December 9. 1999.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID #9900-04
FThe Qulf County Board of County Commissioners
pwlI receive bids from any person, company. or cor-
poratUon lr ,: i pi:.- i i ( d ,i,' ,-t .:.ii.: 1.-.,e:
1 1999 or newer 3,4 Ton Truck
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
Clerk's office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the BID
s for,..,
Any questions regarding this bid can be directed to
the Gulf County Water Department at (850) 229-
6111. Bids will be received until Monday. December
20 .., ,i 60 p.m., E.D.T., at the Office of the
-e Il,.'..,-t 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.. Port
S, ., ,,t i'i,,.- 32456. The Board reserves the right
I:, ,.i :-l, .nd all proposals received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister,. Clerk
2tc, December 9 and 16, 1999.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
1I BID NO. 9900-05
The Gulf County. Board of County Commissioners
will recelve sealed bids from any person, company or
corporation interested in providing the following
goods/services:
Completion of the Interior sections of
the Gulf County Administration
Building (a single-story metal build-
i)gl, located, at., the Gulf County
Courthouse.
Dri,'r r and specifcations may be. obtained for
.";. w0 per set froih the 'Gulf County
Planning/Building Department. Gulf County
v'Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G: Costinrr, Sn.Blvd.. Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8.944.
A bid security in the amount of 10% of the base bid
will be'required to accompany bids. Performance,
labor and materials bonds- amounting to 100% of
S' th contract, sum will be required .when contract is
finalized. Bidders must be'licensed for the State of
'lhorida.
Please indicate on your envelope that this is a
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER, arid what the bid is
for.
Bids will be received until 11.:00, a.m., E:S.T. on,
Wednesday, January 5. r.i00' a.t me Clerk's Offile,.
Gulf County Courthouse 100:C' Cr. .ii G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the'rightto.reject any and all
bids, and to waive irregularity in the bids and in the
bidding.


You are Invited to submit comments in
writing on this application to the Federal Reserve
Bank of Atlanta, 104 Marietta Street, N.W.,
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2713. The comment peri-
od will not end before January 8, 2000 and may
be somewhat longer. The Board's procedures for
processing applications may be found at 12
C.F.R. Part 262. Procedures for processing
protested applications may be found at 12 C.F.R.
Section 262.25. If you need more information
about how to submit Community Reinvestment
Act comments, contact Ms. Joan Harrof
Buchanan at (404) 589-7845. Other questions on
. the application may be directed to Mr. David W.
Smith at (404) 589-7228. The Federal. Reservy
will consider your comments and any request for
a public meeting or formal hearing on the appli-
cation if they are received by the Reserve Bank on
or before the last date of the comment, period.
Itc, December 9, 1999.


6 Fantasy


Properties, Inc.

1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-3(
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on S
850.648.2020 850.227.2

1.800.485.7478 or 888.458.


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NEW LISTING!

342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfort-
able approx. 2800 sf home nestled on 2 large lots.
Bath on each of 3 levels. Stairs on side and out for

safety. Lots of decks. 3 BR and 2 baths on 2 main liv-
ing levels. Lots of room on ground floor for game

room, office, bedrooms, or could be used as large
apartment. Ground floor used to be antique shop,
office and storage, ch/a, stove. Lots of possibilities.
Must see. Reduced $146,900.


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


427 Colorado Dr. Lovely design and floor plan! Pre-Construction 3 Br 2 Ba home on extra large
100'x158.33' lot within walking distance to Beach. LR has vaulted ceiling, Fireplace w/ceramic
beccent and wood mantle, kitchen/dining area has 9' ceilings and lovely bay window. Large
master,B/r has walk-in closet, master bath has whirlpool tub and separate shower. $1-24,900.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION. $119,900.
. 9206 Starfish Beacon Hill 3 Br, 1 Ba. single family home on 3 corner lots, (150'xl00'), Front
screened porch & sun deck. Exterior vinyl siding, concrete pad for carport or garage. Cen. heat,
needs outside AC unit. Liv. rm. has stone fireplace, kitchen and dining area has wood cabinets.
Appliances include refrig., gas range. $70,00,0. "AS IS.
136 Bay St. St. Joe Beach. Traditional older beach cottage! 2 Br I Ba only 1/2 block to beach!
Interior has been upgraded s'cf ,lvrr_ ,,ri, ng oh front and back of home.
75'x1 25' lot. Electrical has ir ctcpcea n1W* arfoxes. Affordable beach retreat.
$82,00.. Reduced to $75,000.00.
9111 Hwy. 98 Beacon Hill This i.'d..,:,,i :..A ..i-,.,'.- j.-.3h C.:.,jge hoa b cor.,,pl.ei., remod. "
eled and has 2 oedcro.m,'lKbah or, a 48 a255 32 Gull From-,, loi Hard.ood floors bhroughouf
recessed lighting, :enrral heat & a c
all new windows, doors, electrical
plumbing, appliances, new metal roc
beautifully furnished and decorated
Custom made designer curta.,ins. ..
.throughout. Large screened porch
overlooks the Gulf and sun deck h -.
boardwalk to the bea:h" .
$395,000.00. REDUCED to .'
$350,000.00.

LOTS

RESIDENTIAL.(Houses Only)
NEW DEVELOPMENT PALM RIDGE SUBD. ST. JOE BEACH Only 2 blocks to the
Beach! Take Rine St. 2 blocks to Alabama Ave. turn right to entrance of subdivi-
sion. Large cleared lots. ready for building: high and dry. Amenities include: paved
streets, street lights, deed restrictions, underground utilities-city water, natural gas,
electric, phone, cable. Restricted Housing Subd. homes only. Only $26,900.00
each.
MEXICO BEACH
5th Street 100' x 158.33' lot with easy access to Beach. Unit. 14, BIk A, Lot 9.,
$20,000. ...
119 Pine St. Unit 11, BIUpG, tl e pCGO lt lct 4,500.
Pine Street 75'xl 00' residential lot with very easy Beach access!! Unit 11, Bl|k 5, Lot
1. Reduced to $23,000.00.
RESTRICTED MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION LA SIESTA
Corner Hwy. 386 and 15th St. Beautifully landscaped entrances,, paved streets with
street lights, Large cleared lots with easy Beach access. Underground utilities, city
water,, natural gas, electric,' phone, cable, and city sewer (available Spring 1999).
Deed restrictions: Zoned for mobile homes only! All lots recently filled with clean top
soil new drainage includes sewer and water tap fees..$24,900.00.
SBAXTER'S BEACON HILL RESTRICTED MOBILE HOMES PARK
Sun Ray Court lot 7. Has septic tank and water meter. Reduced price $29,000.


PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION


Underground Utilities: City Water,

Natural Gas, Electric, Phone, Cable

Directions: Hwy. 98 to Pine St. N. on Pine St. 2

blocks to Alabama, right to entrance of subdivisionI


Purchase Price:

$26,900.00 each


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exico Beach Harmon Realty, nc.

1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida


50-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959

BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner Barbara Mannon, Associate 850-647-5004 I MLSe


Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
4693 Cape San Bias Rd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
6260 Hwy. 98, Port St. Joe, FL 32456


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/-BIlly E. Traylor, Chairman
ATTEST:
'/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc, December 9 and 16, 1999

NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION WITH
THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
Wewahitchka State. Bank Employee Stock
Ownership Plan, Wewahitchka. Florida, has
applied to the Federal Reserve Board for approval
to directly acquire 43% of the issued and out-
standing stock of Gulf Coast Community
Bancshares, Inc., Wewahitchka, Florida and Indi-
rectly acquire 43% of the Issued and outstanding
stock of Wewahitchka State Bank. Wewahitchka,
Florida. The Federal Reserve considers a number
of factors in deciding whether to approve .the
application including the record of performance
of the bank we own in helping to meet local cred-
it needs.


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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1999


Minutes

FIRE DEPARTMENTS/BY-LAWS-
Frankie Stanley appeared before the Board
to discuss the new charter and by-laws of
the Dalkeith Fire Department, stating that
the Board should develop a uniform policy
for all departments operating in the
County. Commissioner Stanley discussed
liability issues, stating, that he. voted
against the new charter, and he motioned
that the Board .appoint a .committee to ',
review the charter.and by-laws The motion
died for lack ,of a second.
BOARD REORGANIZATION--Frankie
Stanley discussed- the nomination of
Commissioner Traylor as the Board's new
Chairman, stating that it is unfair and that
the Commissioners are, discriminating
against District, I. He requested that
Commissioner Traylor step down as
Chairman of the Board.
VARIANCE REQUEST PETE
PYLANT (#03850-OOOR)-Attorney William
J. Rish appeared before the Board (on
behalf of Pete Pylant) to request a variance
for a shed installed on Mr. Pylant's proper-,
ty, stating that the shed is over the side set-
back on the neighbor's property, but Mr.
Pylant has agreed to construct a lattice bor-
der to partially conceal the shed from view.
Upon inquiry, Chief Administrator, Butler
reported that the Planning & Development
Review Board heard this variance request,'
and recommended that it be granted: Jerry
Salvo (Mr. Pylant's neighbor) appeared
before the Board to present a property sur-
vey and to discuss that the shed was placed,
only 18 inches from his fence, He further
discussed that placement 'of the shed as
such (with a variance) would prohibit his
future plans for development of his proper-,
ty,- and he requested that the Board not
grant the variance: and' have Mr. Pylant
move the shed to another portion of his.
property. Commissioner Knox motioned to
grant the variance, contingent upon place-
ment of.the latuce trellis with roses, and',
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
for. discussion. After discussion,
Commissioner Knox 'included in his motion'
that it also be contingent upon it not hin-
dering Mr. Salvo's plans for future building,
and Commissioner Yeager's second
remained. The motion then passed 3 to 1,
with Commissioner Stanley ,voting, no and
Chairman Traylor abstaining because
Attorney Rish is currently representing him
in a legal matter.
NUISANCE ORDINANCE HEARING
OFFICER-Attorney McFarland- reported
that the Board will need to contract' with or
hiie a Hearing'Officer for the nuisance ordi-
nance complaints, and he reported that,
David Johnson of Marianna is currently the
hearing officer for cl-hd support in Gulf
County and stated that he will hear these
cases for the Board for $50.00 per hour,.
with no charge for travel (because he
already travels to Gulf County). After fur-
ther discussion-that the amount will be
under the bid limit, Commissioner Peters '
motioned to pay David Johnson ',50 00 per
hour to serve as the Special Hearing Officer
on nuisance cases for Gull County.
Commissioner Yeager 5conded the moUonn
and it passed 4-0. with CommsTn siorier
Stanley abstaining due to having a busi-
ness relationship warn Mr. JR.nnsonr
WEWAHITCHKA COURTHOUSE
LEASE NORTH FLORIDA HEAD
START-Chief Administrator Butler.report-
ed on his meeurig with Sharon Gaskin of
North Florida Head Start lrwned by Tri-
County Community Council), stating that
the next segment of the current contract on
space in the Old Gulf County C..ourthouse
will end on May 31, 2000, and he recom-
mended that the Board remain under the
current contract until that time. After dis-
cussion, the Board requested that Attorney
McFarland review thi_; matter to' make sure
Imat will be appropnaLte.
UNION/WORK CREW SUPERVI-
SORS--Chief Administrator Butler reported
on the LUnion meeurng discuss.,uon regarding
work crew supervisors staung that Mr.
Brannon suggested that ie County contact
the Public Employees Relations
Commissi.-n tOi request that work crev.
supervisor be removed from the Union.
After discussion. the Board agreed for
Attorn':) MIcFarlanrd to subm.,t this letter to
P.E.R.C. .
ADVERTISE BIDS #9900-01/
HEALTH INSURANCE- Lpon inquiry by.
Chief AdminLsLtrator Butler Commissioner
Peters motioned to include optometry cov-
erage with the health arid lie coverage
specificauons for Did adierUislng
Commissioner Yeager seconded the mouon
and it passed unanimously
WEWAHITCHKA HEALTH DEPART-
.MENT-C'hlelf Admini.straicor Butler pr-
sented a cost-breakdown. and reported that
it cost the County S2.2i2 85 to complete
the work ori the Wessahitchka Healthn
Department. Upon discussion -;by' Health
Department Administrator t Rent and
Building Official ilHnmohd that there is a
. problem with the heating unit, Attorney
McFarland recommended that 'the Board
hold the full retalnage balance until ever.-
thing is satisfactory
SCHOOL READINESS COALITION-
Upon discussion by Chief Administrator'
Butler about a request from the School
Board for appointment .of a member to
serve on the Schodi Readiness Coalition,
the Board appointed Administrator Wells to
serve on this committee.
LANDFILL SPOTTERS' FIVE
POINTS/WETAPPO-Upon recommenda-
tion by Solid Waste Director Danford,
Commissioner Peters motioned to hire
Ulysee Best a- the sputternfor Five Points
Landfill as soon as his paperwork can be
processed. Commissioner Yeager seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Solid Waste Director Danford reported
that he will have a recommendations for the
Wetappo Landlill spotter at trJe ne'r regular
meeting
SCHOOL SAFETY PROGRAM-
Captain Nugent reported that the Shdriffs
Department implemented the Safe School


Program today, and Gulf County Is the 6th
County in the State to implement this pro-
gram.
AWARD BID #9899-26/LAWNMOW-
ER MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT-
Upon recommendation by Maintenance
Superintendent Bearden, Commissioner
Stanley motioned to purchase the
Grasshopper Lawnmower (twice as much
warranty as the Snappetr) frpm St. Joe
Rent-All, in the amount ,of $7,107.81.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimouslyy'
VETERANS' NURSING HOME-
Veterans' Service Officer Williams reported
on the progress of having the new Veterans'
Nursing Home constructed in Gulf County,
stating that a petition will be signed in sup-,
port of this project, He stated that the next
process is to submit an application by
November 12th, and Chairman Traylor
reported he will discuss this matter with
the Governor at their meeting on October.
13th.
TRUCK DRIVER II POSITIONS -
ROAD DEPARTMENT-Upon; request by,
Assistant Road Stperintendent Bobby
Knee, Commissioner Stanley motioned to
move Raymond Atchison and Tony Griffin
up to the Truck Driver II 11sitions, effective
immediately (if no Union members signed :.
up at the other' departments);. Commis-
sioner Yeager seconded the motion, and -it
passed unanimously.
WETAPPO SUBDIVISION DRAIN-
AGE-Tim Steip appeared before the Board
to thank them for the work done by the
engineers and the Road Department, and
reported on a few other minor'problems in
the area. After' discussion, Chairman
Traylor' requested that Assistant 'Road
Superintendent Knee take care, of 'the
remaining problems as. pointed out by Mr.
Stein.,
BOARD REORGANIZATION-Marilyn "
Blackaell discussed that the District I
Commissioner has not had the opportunity
to serve as Chairman or Vice Chairman in
several ears, and she inquired about the'
number of times -Commissioner Peters has
served as Chairman or Vice Chairman dur-
ing his tenure. Jean Cowart stated that she
feels this is continued discrimination, and
will be checking with the State of Florida to'
see what can be done in this matter.
TRUCK DRIVER II POSITIONS -
ROAD DEPARTMENT-Chief Administra-
tor Butler reported that Raymond Atchison
and Tony Griffin were the only two employ-
ees that signed 'up for the two (2) Truck
Driver II positions.
BOARD REORGANIZATION DIS-
TRICT I-Commissioner Stanley thanked
the individuals who have supported him in
not being selected as Chairman or Vice
Chairman, and stated that' he will be
checking on what :action- may be taken
against the other members of the Board
COUNTY-WIDE VOTING/BOARD'
REORGANIZATION-Commissioner Stan-
ley- discussed the. possibility of.,changing
back to ,'a county-wide voting system for
Commissioriers, and Attorney McFarland
reported that there was a mutual consent
drder issued which would haveto be over-
turned by. a Federal Judge. Commissioner
Stanley then motioned for Attorney
- McFarland, to do the necessary work- to
appeal in Federal Court to have the
Consent Order changed. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion for discussion
and, upon his inquiry, Attorney McFarland
reported that a case of this magnitude
could cost $150,000.00-$200,000.00 and
the chances of winning still may be very
slim as, the consent agreement was mutual.
After discussion about the. economic condi-
tion of Gulf County, the Chairman/Vice
Chairman position, and the fact that there
are no extra benefits that go with being
Chairman. Mrs. Roche requested that the
Board place the question of county-aclde
voting on the referendum. \with the ques-
tion of how much the public is willing to
spend to have this changed. After further
discussion, Commissioner Yeager withdrew
his second, and the motion died for lack of.
a second.
U.S. HIGHWAY 98 REALIGNMENT -
ST. JOE/ARVIDA-Commissioner Knox
stated for the record that he is in support of
managed growth in Gulff County, but he is
not in support of St..Joe/Arvida's proposal
to re-route Highway 98 from-Highland View
,back into St. Joe Beach because it will cre-
ate traffic problems in the St. Joe Beach
and Beacon Hill areas. ,
UNION LABOR-CommriSsioner Knox
stated that he ,'is proud to -be; associated -
with all unions because of what they pro-
vide for employees.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
DONATION-Commissioner 'Knox present-
ed the Board with a check fin the amount of-
$11,684.00) from the Tourist Development.


S' Prudential
y/ Resort' Realty of
.. St. George Island


Fund as reimbursement to the County for
beach clean-up at St. Joe Beach, Beacon
Hill, and the Cape San Bias areas.
Members of the Board thanked
Commissioner Knox for the fine job he has,
done with the T.D.C, and for his efforts in
spearheading this program.
UNION LABOR-Commissioner Peters
thanked Commissioner Knox for his com-
ments' regarding the benefit of unions,, stat-
ing that he is in full agreement. '.1. '
U.S. HIGHWAY 98 REALIGNMENT-
Commissioner Peters reported that there
will be a public input meeting held by St.
Joe/Arvida on Thursday, October 14th at
5:30 p.m., E.D.T., in the Port St. Joe High
School Commons Area to discuss the pro-
posed realignment of U.S. Highway 98. He
then read a letter which he submitted to
Chris Corr.of St. Joe/Arvida regarding his
disapproval of their current proposal.
Members of the Board then discussed the
need for, further study before any action is
taken.
ETHICS COMPLAINTS-Chairman
Traylor discussed the press coverage
regarding the EthItL Complaints filed
against him by D. .i. 'ITaunt.n-
1999-2000 OBJECTIVES-Chairman
Traylor stated that his objectives for 'the
1999-2000 fiscal year are development of;
the Park-s & Recreation C.:nter in F.ort St
Joe, recognition of ;the volunteer fire
departments, job development in Gulf
County. and completion of the.
Administration ,Building.
SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION-
Chairman Traylor discussed the needs of
the Senior Citizens Association, !andl
requested that the Board assist them in
any way possible. Upon Inquiry regarding .a
center in Wewahitchka, Chairman Traylor
reported that this is currcntii in progress
and the County has donated 8$10. 000 00
toward this project.
t COUNTY-WIDE VOTING-Upon in-
quiry by Mrs. Roche regarding the decision
on county-wide voting, Commissioner '
Stanley motioned for Attorney McFarland
to draft language which could be placed on
the referendum to be reviewed at the next,
regular meeting. Commissioner Yeager sec- ;
onhed the motion, and it passed 4 .to 1, .
with Commissioner Peters voting no.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Knox, and unani-1
mous vote, the'meeting did then adjourn at
8:59 p.m., E.D.T.. .
BILLY E. TRAYLOR. CHAIRMAN ,
S- ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 20, 1999
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County'
Commils-ioners met this' date in special,
session with the following members -pre-
sent: Chairman 'Billy 1E. Traylor and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, INathan
Peters. Jr and Warren J Yeager. Jr
absent>. '
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland Clerk Benny C Lister..'
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C Birruing-
ham. Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore.
Administratihe Assistant Debbe Wlbbe'rg.
Administrator,'Emergency" Management
DireLtor Larry Wells. Budding Offlclal/
Assistant 'Planner Michael Hammond,
Building Inspector/Assistant Planner
David Richardson, Maintenance Superin-
tendent Joe Bearden, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, Veterans' Service Officer/
S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams, and -
Sheriffs Department Captain Joe Nugenti.._
The meeting was called to order at
12:00 p.m., E.D.T.
BOARD INFORMATION PACKETS--
Chairman iraiil':,r dis.us,-.ed tie Informa.
tion packets presented to the Board mem'-
bers prior to eebh meeting. stating that the
packets contain in',rmaiirn whic,:h may
need immeddiate attention and should be,
received by the Commissioners on a daily.
basis.' After discussion, Commissioner
Yeager motioned to eliminate the informa-
tion packets and have the departments
submit their information to the Clerk's
Office on a daily basis, who will In turn prp-
vide copies in each Commissioner's basket:
on a daily basis.' Conmmissioner Knox sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
BOARD SUPPLEMENTAL AGEN-
DAS-Chairman Traylor discussed prob-
lems in having a supplemental agenda,
which is prepared on meeting day, specifi-
cally 'that each Commissioner does not
have time to review it properly prior to the
meeting. After further discussion,
Commissioner.Yeager motioned to eliminate
the Supplemental Agendas and to change
the deadline [or submission of items.(for


St. George Island
850-927-2666 800-974-2666
Apalachicola
850-653-2555 888-419-25551'


the agenda) to the Clerk's Office to 5:00
p.m. on Thursday prior to each meeting.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-0).
MEETING TIME-Chairman Traylor
discussed the starting time for the Board
meetings, stating that the Board has been
meeting at 7:00 p.m., E. T., but there has
not been a significant change in attendance
from when the meetings began at 6:00
p.m., E.T. Members of the Board further
discussed that it is hard on the County
staff who get off work at 5:00 p.m., and
they also discussed that a person can be
scheduled on the agenda for 7:00 p.m. if
they cannot make it at 6:00 p.m. Chairman
Traylor stated that'he will bring this topic
up at the next regular meeting so that
Commissioner Stanley can be present for
discussion.


There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-.


nous (4-0) vote, the meeting did then'
adjourn at 12:12 p.m., E.D.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK-


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Located in SecludedDunes, a gated, prestigious sin-
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and majestic dunes. Adjacent to St. Joseph State
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3BR/3.5BA 1812SF, fully furnished, $169,000. corner lot and adjoining lot perfect for
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PORT ST. JOE Family Home,
ABR/2.5BA, 2551 #sq. ft. dwelling
'with' dining/kitchen combination,
family room, "fireplace, on land-
scaped lotw with an in-ground pool.'
Home is an excellent value in a
quaint section of town. $114,900.
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MEXICO BEACH BEACHSIDE,
"Poit, of View II", a delightful
2BR/1BA beach cottage, is located
across the street from a dedicated
beach and the 'Gulf of Mexico.i
Excellent rental potential, offered
fully furnished for, $249;000.,
MLS#4268.


GAINNIE HOME 3BR,'2.5BA, 2050
sq. 'ft. home on quiet street in Port
St. Joe. Wonderful master both with
garden tub and separate shower.
This home features a fireplace in the
family room, and. raised ceilings.
$122,500. MLS #4277


Cape San Bias, Beachside.
Knox Home, 3BR/1.5BA, 100Q
sq. ft. beach home with open floor
plan, tile floors, carpeted master bed-
room and large deck. Across the
street from the Gulf with private
access to the beach. $197,500.
MLS#3917.


Affordable Slar:r for homc or office: Zoned resi-
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porches front and back, appliances furnished. Home
and yard have been well kept. $59,000. Make an
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prestigious neighborhood. Bric,, 3BR/2BA with fir-
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AUCTION EVERY FRIDAY NITE, at
S7,p m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
t:. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
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1959 Buick, very good condition, PS,
PB, A/C, lots of chrome & big fins. No
rust. Drive anywhere $3,800. 229-9058
ltc 12/9

'73 Dodge Charger, opportunity to cre-
ate your own super carl 383 Bored to
' 415, Edelbrock "Thermo Quad" carb,
overhead manifold, mag wheels, twin
cams, Headman headers. $2,,500.
647-9286 Itp 12/9
Moving, must sell 1993 Ford Ranger,
4.0 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.tp 12/2
1988 Plymouth Voyager, $1,000 OBO,
"AS IS". Call 227-3625. 3tp 12/2
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro, 6, cyl.,
4-door, runs, needs some work. Make
offer. Call 648-4886, leave message.2ur ,m
1999 Chrysler Sebring LXI, Loaded;
All leather interior, 13,000 miles, still
under factory warranty. 17" steel spoke
wheels, sun roof. 'In mint condition.
$18,500. Call 639-2736. 4tc 12/2
1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, good
cond.. SI.500. Call 827-2937. 4tp 11/18






!For Sale: Pedal Boat, 1997 Aqua Toy
P*WC, rarely used, great shape. Will take
best offer. Call Darlene at 639-2971
after-5 pm M-F. 4tc 12/9
15' Eagle Boat & trailer w/75HP
Johnson, fish finder & new battery.
$1,500 OBO. 647-3930. I' tp 12/9


Apartment for Rent: 510 8th St, Port St.
Joe. Call Buddy. 229-9784. 2tp 12/9
FOR RENT: Available for immediate
occupancy 2 BR/2BA mobile home in
Highland' View, 443 Angel Fish Dr.,
$350/mo. Contact Prudential Resort
Realty, 227-2000. ltc 12/9
FOR RENT: Available for January occu-
pancy 2BR/2.5BA town homes in Port
St. Joe. Excellent condition.
)#asher/Dryer hookups. Contact
Prudential Realty. 227-2000. Itc 12/9
2BR/IBA house. 9th St.. PSJ. S385 per
mo. Call 229-2748 or 647-9214 uc i2.:2
Spacious -3BR/2BA home, fireplace,
'den, Igyard fully fenced. ideal for kids &
pets. 1 1/2 biks from beach. 236
Balboa St, St. Joe Beach. S650 per mo.
Call 647-9286. 3tp 12/2
New 2BR/2BA unfurnished duplex for
rent in Mexico Beach. $495 per month
plus deposit: Call 648-5476. tfc 12/2



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


Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
tfc 10/77


Available Sooni One
Bedroom Handicap
Apartment Subsidy
Available
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
.. Central heat and air
I Wall to wall carpeting
', Laundry facilities .
On-site Management
VOICE/TTY ACCESS
(352) 472-3952 11
2.V 21 11/11 E DE

S,-; .Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of De oto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106




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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 1k li/i

2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. uc 12,2
Trailer for rent 5 miles from Overstreet
bridge. Call 648-5306. tfc 12/2
In Wewa. RV & mobile home lots for
rent, 880 per mo. 850-639-5721.71c n/is
2BR/1BA mobile home, 236 Pine St.,
St. Joe Beach, $350 per month. Call
647-8980. tfc 11/18
Large 1BR unfurnished 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.' 4 tp 1 1 / 18
Home For Rent: 2BR/2BA, furnished,
gulf view on Hwy. 98. Call 647-9214.
4tc 12/2

2BR/2BA newer mobile .home 2 blocks
from beach in Mexico Beach. $450 per
month. Call 648-4365. tfc 12/2
Mobile home lot for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 12/2
2BR extra large duplex apt., C/H&A,
washer/dryer. screened porch, near'
beach, no pets. prefer long term. $600
per mth. Call Chuck 648-8211.tfc 12/2
House on Whiting St. in Highland View.
$450 per month, plus$20.0 security
deposit. Call 229-6961. tfc 12/2
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfc 12/2
Trailer for rent 5 miles from Overstreet
bridge. Call 648-5306. tfc 12/2


2 bedroom apartment unfurnished;
cable, water & garbage furnished.
Ocean view, 1004 Hwy. 98, Mexico'
Beach. $550 per mth + $550 deposition
I-year lease. Call before 6:00 CT 648-
4922 or 648-5139. cfe 12/2
A nice. clean, quiet. upstairs IBR effi-
ciency type apartment in PSJ. Fully fur-
nished with all utilities included.
$100/wk or $400/mo. Deposit
required.Call 639-3600 nights & week-
ends or 229-2727 days tfc 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. tic 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 .t. fc 12/2

MINI STORAGE
Of 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 Blinds
On-site Management
SVoice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952

Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,1 25
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451

Central heat and air..
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access J
(352) 472-3952 m
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
( )7 Voice/1TY Access 0
.(3 (352) 472-3952 MWa
tfc 10/7


LibeNrt Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
;Cen. h &a,. laundry facilities,' energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
rushed. fully carpeted I bdrm. apts. on:
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 12/2
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-,
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrmr. home. auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 12/2
2/2 furnished home Cape San Blas.
Boardwalk to beach, covered deck, split
floor'plan. $650/month. Please call
Prudential Resort Realty, 227-2000.t ,12/2
We have several long and short-term
rental units at Mexico Beach & Cape
San Blas. Monthly, Weekly & Daily
Off-Season Rates Now Available! Call
Thompson-Rish Realty at Cape San
Bias 227-9600 or Mexico Beach 648-
5449. tfc 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: Sat., Dec. 11, 8:00-12:00.
Children & adult clothes. 502 MLK
Blvd, gray stucco house, PSJ. Itp 12/9
Yard Sale: Sat., Dec 11, 8-12. 607
Woodward Ave., Adult, children & baby
.clothes, household 'items, high chair, ,&
more. Itc 12/9


Yard & Bake Sale: Port St. Joe Garden
Club. Dec. 11, 8:00-2:00. 216 8th St.,
raffle afghan & Xmas tree skirt. ltc 12/9
Yard Sale: Dec. 111, 8:00 til. CST. Misc.
items, Xmas gifts, etc. 9164 Cockles
Ave., Beacon Hill. Itp 12/9
Porch Sale: Sat., Dec 11, 8:00-til. 105
35th St.,' Mexico Beach. Household
items, clothes, books. ltp 12/9
Huge Yard Sale: Dec. 11. 1410 Long Ave
Clothes, appliances, toys, etc., 1978
Ford Pickup, 1985 V-6 engine & trans-
mission from S-10 pick-up. Itp 12/9
Garage Sale: Sat., Dec.11, 8-4 CT. 300
blok Florida St;, Mexico Beach. Nordic
traglk walk-fit, table/chairs, papasan
chair, much more. Itc 12/9.
Yard Sale: Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8-12.-
Everything must go: waterbed; vacuum
cleaner, baby items, children's clothes 0O
mos-6x, women's clothes, misc. ltc 12/9
Yard Sale: Sat., Dec. 11, 8:00-til. 521
8th,,St., Port St. Joe. ltp 12/9
Yard-Sale: Sat., Dec. 11, 8-12. 208 Reid
Ave., Showtime Video. Toys, clothes,
Xmas decorations, lots of everything.'
Itp 12/9

Yard Sale: Sat., Dec. 11. Lots of baby
times. 2411 Oak Grove Ave. ltp 12/9
Xmas shop the fun & Inexpensive
way! Yard Sale: Sat.. Dec.. 11, 8:00-,
3:00.. 212 Balboa St., St. Joe Beach.
Many new tools, novelty items, refin-
ished furniture, glassware, etc. Itp 12/9
Big Garage Sale. Sat. Dec 11, only.
Lamnps. furniture, kit. items, towels,
crafts. & lots more. 209 Christens
Curve, GulfAire subdivision. Itp 12/9







AC Duct Installer needed. Will train
right person. Drug Free Workplace.
G.W. Service 229-9125 2tc 12/2
Part-time Clerk. Cape Trading' Post,
Cape San Blas. 229-8775, Ask for
Tamimy: tfc 12/2
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Maintenance Person needed. Mufst
carry own Liability Iris. Call Anchor
Vacation Properties, 229-2777 2tc 12/2
Looking for f/t Service Technician that
has electrical & mechanical experience.
We offer good salary & benefits.
Experience in appliance repair pre-
ferred. Must be honest, trustworthy & a.
team player.. Call 1-800-342-3019 &
apply at 1610 Tennessee Ave., Lynn
Haven, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 2tc 12/9
Gulf Coast Community College
Intake-Orientation Assistant (1-Bay,
1-Gulf, 1-Franklin Counties) Perform
eligibility determinations' for JTPA
applicants, maintain documents, pre-
screen applicants and act as client ser-
vice representative. High school diplo-
ma or equivalent. Good communication
and computer skills, as well as secre-
tarial/clerical experience required.
THIS IS A GRANT FUNDED POSITION.
Deadline to apply is December 17,
1999. Applications may be picked up
at: Human Resources. Admin. Annex
Room 104. GCCC Is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Minorities'
and females strongly encouraged to,
apply. For a detailed description,
check: out our Job-line at 850-873-
3540 or our web-site at
www.gc.cc.fl.us; Itc 12/9
Family Support Worker: Full-time OPS
position with the Gulf County Health
Department. funded by the Boys to Men
grant. $10 per hour. Incumbent must
be able to work weekends and evenings.
This is a project developed to focus on
male responsibility, human sexuality,
health, safety, and academic achieve-
ment. Fingerprinting required. Min-
imum qualifications: Three years of exp-
erience working.in a social, economic,
health or rehabilitative, medical, nurs-
ing, child development or child care set-
ting; or a high school diploma or its
equivalent and two years of experience
in working in a social, economic, health
or rehabilitative, medical, nursing, child
development or child care setting.
College or vocational/technical training
from an accredited institution can sub-
stitute. at' the rate of 30 semester, 45
quarter or 720 classroom hours for the
required experience. Submit State 'of
Florida application to Verna Mathes,
502 Fourth Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Closing date is 12/17/99. 2t/12/9.

Babysitter needed Mon.-Fri. 6:00 a.m.-
6:00 p.m. Call Melissa Barnes, 229-
7166. Itp 12/9
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Registered Dietitian needed for Geri-
Care Assisted Living for consultation
services. Call Geri Williams at 850-647-
2600 or 850-647-2626. ltc 12/9
Geri-Care Assisted Living is now
accepting applications for LPN's,
CNA's, & Cooks. Full & part-time posi-
tions available on all shifts. Call Geri
Williams at 850-647-2600 or 850-647-
2626. .tc 12/9
The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Coordinator of
Youth Center & Programs and Youth
One Stop Center Manager. Persons
having applications on file in the School
Board Office and wishing to be consid-
ered for this position must request to
have their application submitted;
Application form and job description are
available at the Office of Insu-uctional
Services. Completed applications
should be sent to Ms. Sara Jo Wooten,
Director, Gulf County School Board,
, 150 Middle School Road. Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. Application, deadline is
December 10, 1999, 12:00 NOON, E.T.
The Gulf County School Board is an
equal opportunity employer. Itc 12/9
The Gulf Couilty School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Tutor. Persons hav-
ing applications on file in the School
Board Office and wishing to be consid-
ered for this position must request to
have their application submitted.
Application form and job description are
available at the school office. Completed
applications .should be sent to Ms.
Carolyn Rjsh. Principal. Port S. Joe
Middle School. 191 Middle School Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Application
deadline is December 14, 1999, 12:00
NOON, E.T. The Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity employer.
c11 12/9

The City of Mexico Beach is accepting
applications for the. position of part-
time Office Clerk. Starting rate of pay If
86.51. Applicant must work 20 hours
per week. and be able to work more
when needed. This position is entry
level with the possibility of full-time.
Must be proficient in Computer
Operations including data entry.
Applications are available @ City Hall,
118 N 14th St., Mexico Beach. Closing
date for applying is 12/17/99 at 4:00
CT. Mexico Beach is an equal
opportunity employer and maintains a
drug free workplace. 2tc 12/9


TRADESandSER ICE


CUSTOM LAWN
SERVICE

Jeff Wood 227-1559


Circle S Refinishing
Repair *o Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
Th.s area: mos experienced refn.ihers
827-6828 ask for Dusty

* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial .industrial
A & R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
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\ Residential
to'- Commercial
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* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
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Do-it-Yourself Pest Control Products

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


BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE -ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
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Call or See BOB HEACOCK
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PLUS SMALL ENGINE. REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.'
I 706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

i/ MINI-STORAGE \



5x10 10x10 '10x20
On site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
!


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
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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. C tfc 9/2

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


C. 4. 's oLwn
Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES
TRIMMING
/ 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, V
LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

229-6326

Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
tfck 10/7


2026 Marvin Avenue
tall Port St. Joe, FL 32456
4t License #RC0067081

I Phone(850)
.25'.a rs's lf nwed- 229-6859
Sic 10/7


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Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural detai
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR00(67190 .


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AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON AU. BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS '
S648-5474 RUCENSEER001l0992,RAll5421)


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Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5C
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
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Managing Broker needed for growing
real estate company. Work smarter-not
harder and earn much more plus equi-
ty position. Recruiting skills required.
Begin January 1. Send restime showing
experience and sales achievement to
Attn: St. Joe Brokers, Inc., P.O. Box
1105, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. 3tp 12/2
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 12/9
SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation'
Center is currently hiring RN's, LPN's,
and CNA's,. 12 hr shifts w/every other
weekend off. Full & part-time available.
We offer competitive salaries and excel-'
lent benefits. 220 9th St., Port St. Joe.-
229-8244.- tfc 12/9


I MICLA l4I!!OII


For Sale by Owner: 1 1/2 acres on
Palmetto Dr., Overstreet, 1050 gal sep-,
tic tank, 400' well w/amp & tank, 200
amp power pole. For more information
call 648-5094. 4tp 12/9
4 Regal Pacesetter Tires & Rims for
sale. P-235-75R-15. $50 ea. Good con-'
dition. Call 639-412.:' ltc 12/9


For Sale: Fresh brown eggs, ,Baby
chicks: Oolden Sexlink & Rhode Island
Red. Call 827-2491. 2tc 12/9
Chickens for sale: Silkie chickens.
Just hatched-3 weeks. Black or white.
Fantastic Broodeis. Beautiful chickens.
$4.00 each. Diane 648-8966. 2tc 12/2
For -Sale: 1968 Outboard Motor..
Johnson 9 1/2 HP: $325. 'all 785--
1323.. Itp 12/9
270 Mauser Bolt Action Rifle
w/scope. $350. 647-3930. itp 12/9
END OF THE.YEAR BLOWOUT. Prices
Slashed on Select Models 25x38,
30x36, 40x56, 50x110. Below Costl
Great Workshops/Garages. SAVE
THOUSANDS. Call 1-800-341-7007.,
www.steelmasterusa.com Itp 12/9!


'82 Ford'Falrmont. Runs good, looks
decent-$650. Compressor Twin Tanks,
contractor serles-S75. Truck Top 80" x
64", like new-S125. Call 648-42902mp s/9
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: For Sale; Pro-form R-930 computerized'
push/pull resistance fold-up exerciser,
like new-$150. "Antique" Huffy exercise
bike w/Umer-speedo, resistance adjust-
ment, good cond-SO1. Two rebuilt 26"
bikes, man's, woman's, coaster brake-
$25 each. Lawn mower, 20", 6 yrs old,
needs minor work--FREE to. any above
buyer. 647-9311 2tp 12/9


Steel buildings, new, must sell
40x60x14 was $17,500 now $10,971'
50x100x16 was S27.8'50 now $19,990
80x135x16 was $79,850 now'$48,950
100x175x20 was $129,650 now $78,850
.. 1-800-406-5126


Beanie Baby Collection for sale. Phone
for appointment. 850-648-4319. stc 12.2


Chickens for sale: Silkie chickens.,
Just hatched-3 weeks. Black or white.
Fantastic Brooders. Beauuful chickens..-
$4.00 each. Diane 648-8966. 2tc 12/2
For Sale: Schwinn 5 sp 2T racing bike.'
Excellent condlUon asking S125. 229-'
8488. 108 Bellamy Circle. PSJ. 2rp 12,2'
Used furniture for sale. Jobnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. ,b0.


Do your holiday shopping the easy,
way with AVON serving Tyndall, the
beaches and Port St. Joe. Call Susan.
647-3651. c" 12/2




87' Horton 14x70, double roof, 2 porch-
es, good cond. $13,000 639-2502 2,,12/2`

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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
1973 2BR/1 1/2BA, 12'x60', newly
remodeled, C/A, natural gas heater,
satellite. washer/dryer hook-up. comes
w/washer Must move. S3.500. Call
639-4609. 7tc 12/9




Need a pet sitter? I will care for your
petty In the comfort of heir own home.
yaye references. Don. 648-4625. ltc 12/9
Chihuahua and Jack Russell pups'
$250 each. Call 648-5306. tfc 12/2


Adorable Jack Russell pups, shots.
wormed. Reg. papers avail. 3F/IM.
Ready 12/11, just in time for Xmas.
$350. 229-8785. 3tp 12/2




For Sale by Owner: 1 1/2 acres on
Palmetto Dr., Overstreet. 1050 gal sep-
tic tank, 400' well w/amp & tank, 200
amp power pole. For more information,,
call 648-5094: 4tp 12/9'


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


For Sale: 2BR/ IBA block home in
White City. Call 827-2445. 4tp 12/9
House For Sale By Owner: 4BR/2BA.
fenced yard. boat shed. 1703 Garrison
Ave. 850-229-8474. tfc 12/2
SAVE BEFORE Y2KI Lots for sale In
White City. Call 850-643-5381.Lfc 12/2-
1/2 acre lot & 12'x60' mobile home for
sale on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. In
Overstreet, 829,000. Call 229-6961.
tfc 12/2'
Lots for sale In Port St. Joe. Four lots,
corner of Palm Blvd. and 19th St. High
and dry, no fill needed. Will sell all or
split. Call Phil 227-2112 days or 229-'
8409 nights, tfc 12/2
For Sale By Owner: 14'x70' mobile
home 2 blocks from beach, corner lot,
$68.000. Call 229-6961. tfc 12/2


By Owner: 3BR/ 1BA block home
w/vinyl siding, Juniper Ave., near
schools. Family room, extra- kitchen,,
cent. heat/AC, carport, 40' workshop/
shed 12'x24' utility shed, satellite dish,
auto sprinkler system, fenced back
yard.,$75,000. Call 229-6070. tfc 12/2


A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home onr 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$556000. Call 647-3292. tfc 12/2


Smiley's Detailing
Cars Boats Trucks Etc.
Call or Stop by
227-9353
31ip 12/9

MARY KAY
MARGARET PRESSWOOD
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
850-648-4896
tfc "12/9.



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FOR HIRE
with operator:
Back Hoe Loader Bobcat
Bucket Truck Bush Hog Power
Tiller 12' x 16' "Iraler Docks Piers;
Walkways Boat Repairs *Welding.
Dermontt Vause 653-9760
Carl Lamb 227-2153.
'tfc 12/2


SLIPCOVERS
BY'
IRENE
40 YearExpere' (850o) 27-2766


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


Michael Heatherly

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

(850) 229-8778
12/99


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

ACatherine l.Colmer
Independent Sales
1 Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way
'A .I "'PortSt.Joe
AVOn so850) 229-6460

BUDGET ELECTRIC
New, Remodeling, Rewire or Repair'
No Job Too Small
We do ,i t w--We II do nghl i
850-827-2429
LICENSED& iNSURED ',
UC#ER0015040 T m Maestri

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

Chris" Appliance
[ Repair Service
,477 Ponderosa Pines Dri ve
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Pager: 335-0785
Office: 227-1402


THE CABINET SHOPPE

EF POWELL5 OWNER OVER15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Fax 648-8752

PHILS HOME IMPROVEMENTS
(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
feof /7 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199

Hanging Baskets Evergreens
Annuals Assorled Trees -
Salt-Tolerant Ornamentals .
Grounds Covers & Much More!

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

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. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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BILLY JOHNSON


229-8829


"T.ar..mi.on oer .ce Owner David Gainous
"Oil Changes'Engine 0c"rhoua
GAINOUS AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE
Complete Automotive Services
643 Dolphin.St., Highland View
Port St. 'Joe, FL 32456
Phone (850)'227-7514 Mob;le (850) 227-5072

CAROL DIXON
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe, FL' '
850-2271568
MARY KAY
"America's Best Selling Brand"
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satelite Seer eu
6331 GeorglaAveriue Call 5j ,jT. 317
Port St.Joe; FL32456 Cell 851)l 89') 9106
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Will give your home a quality clean.
$45.00 flat rate, extra messy or siz-
able home. Please call 229-6366 or
leave message. 2tc 12/9
BABYSITTER: Christian woman will
babysit while you work only. Call 229-,
6868 or 229-6657. 2tp 12/2




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

639-1942 ANYTINE normoi
227-5986 Prtf t. J1.e


Gl ont Iandgman g service ..
Pressure Washing Tree Service Lawn Maintenance Painting Repairs Odd Jobs
Glen Blnlon I
o09 Red Fish Road Work/Tair: g0-227-7424
Pori 9I. Joe, FL 32456 Collularn O5-g99-0706 ucen, ured


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


Doyle Bremer, Owner


4221 SOUTH HIGHWAY 71 (850)639-3924.'
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA 32465 dcbremer@gtcom.net

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PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR
639-2942 OR 227-5986 CAL
*VINYL SIDING* U
CARPORTS+* F
*SCREEN ROOMS+ RFE
+ DECKS.
*AWNINGS*
WINDOWS+


RR0067101
ANYTIME
*SOFFIT AND FACIA,
*PATIO COVERS+
FLORIDA ROOMS
PORCHES:*
*SHUTTERS.
4 aITTPRS?


SCREEN ROOM 10' X 16' $1495
SINGLE CARPORT 10' X 20' $995
DOUBLE CARPORT 20' X 20' $1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14' X, 65'--------- $2495
10' XI6' INSULATED FLORIDA ROOM $4995

Carpet Coun0ttry
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405

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!


850) 648-2123


CARPET & CERAMIC TILE
S MICHAEL KENT : SHOWROOM-3200-D HWY. 9.8
Sales & Installations MEXICO BEACH, FL 32410

GLEN'S PACKING AND CRATING
LAV Glen Blanton
309 Red Fish Road Work/Fax: 850-227-7424
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Cellular: 850-899-0706-
Licensed & Inlsured H eee l I nt) Heipw ,in n .,., Je. .a 2

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


I BOYER I~d aNrSq
& LOCO DESICN1L


K "-- "-" -nr 107 .2IM ST. OCA.AYT.y777
'PORT ST. JOE. FL. I i850-2:7-3777


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


Mize Plummnl g, 9Glass & Supjpl!j, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SOPP.IES"* GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RG005 1008, EROO 1618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
Uc. #ERo0013168s 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction


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


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PROFESSIONAL
PRESSURE WASHING
Keep Your Investment Looking
Clean & New!!
Mildew Removal
Quality Work Reasonable Prices,
Commercial Residential
Fully Insured
From Small to Big Jobs, We Have the
Experience and Equipment to Handle All
Your Pressure Cleaning Needsl
"This Month's Specials"
Mobile Homes
Single $75 Double $100
CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE!
850 647-2606
Pager:n 1-877-831-7769 ,,


,STEAM .:LEA NN'G STEAM CLEANING

CARPET CLEANING *a




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


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