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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 16, 1999
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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ALBERTV!ILLF -


SUSPS 518-880
SSIXTY-SECOND YEAR, NUMBER 16


The Star On Line at http:/www.StarFL.com
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1999


32C Per Copy
Plus 34 Tax .3


Vets Committee In Town
Story, Photos on Page 5A
Gulf... Is It Well? Page 3A
Snowy Owl Prefers Sand
Perch Preference on Page 6A
Don't Forget Santa Letters!
Where? When? Page 3A
Home Health Care Keeps
You Home : Story on Page 1B
School Happenings See 48
Worship Opportunities
Abound Where? Page 3B
Check Out Sharks & Gators
Sports on Pages 9-10 A
Law Enforcement Activities
County & City-Page 7A
MB Millennium ... Page 5A
3 Capital City Directors
Retire Who? Details on Page 8A



Christmas

Activities,


Parade Set


For Wewa

Saturday

Saturday, December 18,' the
City of Wewahitchka's Christmas
parade, bigger and better than
ever, will be at 5:30 p.m. (all times
CT). The parade will start at River
Road, moving north until reaching
thie intersections of 2id Sitreet and
Highway 71. ---e
From 11:00 a.tii. to 3:00
S p.m., December 18th, there will
be a host of activities occurring at
the Lake Alice Park during the
Gator Booster Club's Christmas
Festival.
Santa Claus will arrive at the
park via helicopter at 11:00 that
afternoon, and a photographer
will be be offering 5x7 pictures
with Santa until 1:00 p.m.
The helicopter will then be,
used for the "Duck Drop" at
;3:30-a game offering a grand
prize of $1,000.
Also, "cow chip bingo" (spon-
!sored by Wewa JV Cheerleaders),
vith a possible grand prize of
$300, will take place later that
afternoon .
i Everyone attending will enjoy
SChristmas music featuring cai-ol-
ers from local schools and
.churches, food, booths arid lots of
fun.
After the parade, the Booster
Club will host an auction at the
park.

T. L. James
Park Gets Help
From TDC
Wewahitchka City Commis-
sioner Brian Cox presented the
board with a check for $9,500
from the Gulf County Tourist
* Development Cominittee during
its meeting Monday evening;


(See PARK on Page 3A)


Commission Opposes Stone's Plan


Supports

Two weeks ago, W. J. Smurfit
was quoted as stating in a trade
publication that the Florida Coast
Paper Company mill will not run
again.
That published report
stunned many local affected resi-
dents who had received positive
input about the future operation
of the mill through the Stone


Union's Request-Based on Smurfit's Plan. to


Container Corporation (a wholly
owned subsidiary of Smurfit-
Stone Container Corporation)
bankruptcy settlement plan.
Union officials were quick to
announce their objection to
Stone's plan based on Smurflt's
statement. During Tuesday
evening's Gulf County,
Commission meeting, P.A.C. Local


Union President John Reeves
asked the county to join with the
union membership in opposition
to the plan.
,' Commissioners unanimously
agreed to oppose the bankruptcy
plan in Delaware Federal
Bankruptcy Court, while they did
riot seem optimistic about the
prospects of the mill reopening
.


based on present circumstances.
Reeves stated, "In any other
industry, this would be called
price fixing,"
Commissioner Warren Yeager
reflected back to a meeting in
Tallahassee with all involved par-
ties, when mill representatives
stated they would not block the
start-up of the mill. "Obviously,
that's not true," Yeager said.
"That statement came from a
lobbyist for Smurfit-Stone,"
Reeves later said during an inter-
view.
During a Wednesday morning
conference with J. Patrick Floyd,
the attorney representing the Gulf
County Tax Collector's Office,


Close the Mill

there does appear to be basis for
an objection to Stone's plan,
based on Bankruptcy Code
Section 1141-d3A.
The code states that-confir-
mation of a plan does not dis-
charge a debtor if the debtor
does .not engage in business
after consummation of the plan.
It does appear likely that at
least one of the creditor groups
will favor the plan being offered.
This will allow the bankruptcy
judge to consider the plan; but
the opposing groups hope the
judge will disallow the plan, based
upon the bankruptcy code obliga-
tions of the debtor, versus
Smurfit's statement to close the
mill.


PristneOyster.Com



SContinues Shucking


Hopes to Open In June,

2000 & Grow to 100+ Jobs


It has been several weeks
since that day in October when
Bill Thomas, President/CEO of
PristineOyster.com announced a
desire to locate the company in
Gulf County.
He was back in town Tuesday
looking at 5.1 acres adjacent to
the Industrial Road, just beyond
the .city's wastewater treatment
plant, as a location for the cbm-
pany's new complex. ,-
"We are the future of the poys-
ter business,". Thomas said two
months ago as he explained
PristineOyster. come's cryogenic
processing. The system individu-
ally quick freezes (in a matter of
minutes) at -80F to -100F oys-
ters on the half shell. They are
then held for 14 days at below
zero temperatures which insures
that virtually any bacteria is
destroyed.


Christopher Perrin (inset) doesn't look like he's gonna make it. Victims (student actors) were
receiving emergency medical treatment during Friday's inmock disaster exercise at PSJ High School.



Disaster Drill Success


Friday, December 10th, stu-
dents covered in blood littered the
school grounds, moaning in agony
and Port St. Joe High School fac-
ulty rushed about, corralling stu-
dents away from the "dangerous"
scene.
Although the horrific appear-
ance of over a score of students
was appallingly realistic, the
entire escapade last week was
only a drill..
The disaster drill was the first
of its kind in. Gulf County. Orga-
nized by school officials, Gulf
Pines Hospital, and Emergency
Management Systems, the drill
involved an imaginary explosion
where dozens of students were
mortally wounded.
Students not in Student Gov-
ernment Association (SGA) partic-
ipated in a fire drill at this time.
SGA members, school nursing-
staff, administrators, and student
film crew threw themselves- into
the midst of a pseudo-crisis as
students were rushed to Gulf
Pines for treatment.
"This has been, the best disas-
ter exercise I've seen in quite
sometime,", says Neil A. Flecken-
stein, a regional planner with the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council. Fleckenstein specializes
in disaster preparedness and
response.


"The benefits of such exercis-
es are incalculable," Fleckenstein
says.
The disaster was noted by
Fleckenstein as well as all other
agencies involved as being incred-
ibly realistic.
Parents volunteered to assist
with make-up application before
the incident.. Fake wounds, buck-
ets of fake blood and "bleeding"
devices were used in creating a
realistic effect.
"My deepest appreciation goes
to' everyone involved: PSJ Fire
Department, Highland View Fire
Department,. PSJ Police Depart-
ment, Gulf County Sheriffs
Office, Gulf County EMS, Guilf
County Emergency. Medical Ser-
vices, Florida Highway Patrol,
Gulf Pines Hospital, and many
other agencies," says principal
Chris Earley.
"I would like to especially
thank the students, Traci Gaddis,
Kim Powell, Margaret Ellmer, and
all the parents for their help," he
continued.
Larry Wells at Gulf County
Emergency. Management was very
pleased with the drill's outcome.
"I didn't see anybody that'
wasn't having .funl" Wells com-
mented.
Wells and EMS plan t'o form


an exercise planning committee
that would meet monthly to plan
yearly disaster drills.
"We won't let this, die. We
won't let this enthusiasm just
fade away," Wells stated.
Gulf Pines Hospital played a
crucial role in the drill's success.
Neil Fleckenstein reported that
Gulf Pities had the best response
time of the 12 hospitals he had
observed in disaster drills.
"We have floor plans for all the
schools, we were more than ade-
quately covered," says Susan
(See DISASTER on Page 3A)

PSJ Garbage
Collection NOtice
Garbage collection for the
Christmas and New Year holidays
will remain on the normal sched-
ule.
Recycling bags are available
from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at
Public Works on Tenth Street.
At this. season they like to
remember the good things of the
past, and thank you for the coop-
eration you have given this year in
recycling. The Public Works
Department staff wishes you a
merry Christmas and success and
happiness in the coming year.


l..
-"., Christmas Fund SetUp


For Displaced Workers


Clay Lewis III, president of Bay Bank, gives John Reeves,
president of PAC Local 379, a $2,500 check for the Christmas
fund.


Displaced Florida Coast Paper
Company mill workers have had
to deal with a roller coaster ride of
emotions over the past 16 months
as rumors and speculation about
the future operational status of
the mill has changed direction as
often as the tide in St. Joseph
Bay.
Approximately 120 of those
workers are currently enrolled in
various training programs-most-
ly offered through the .Gulf/
Franklin Center and W.A.G.E.S.
retraining programs.
As Christmas nears, the local
PAC 379 has initiated a
Christmas fund to help brighten
up the season for those unem-
ployed workers.


Union president John Reeves
said, "We're hoping to raise
$12,000 so that each of the 120
still unemployed and training
worked's can receive a gift certifi-
cate during this special time of
the year."
Displaced workers include
both union and management per-
sonnel from the Florida Coast
Paper Company mill, and those
laid off because of affiliated work-
force reductions from
Apalachicola Northern Railroad
and City of Port St. Joe
Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Gift certificates will be hand-
ed out in the form of "Gulf County
(See FUND on Page 3A)


Gulf County commissioners
unanimously supported a resolu-
tion to place the tax. abatement
question back before Gulf County
voters during their regular meet-
ing Tuesday evening.
County Attorney Tim
McFarland outlined the require-
ments for the board to place the
issue before, the voters on the
March presidential preference
ballot. The question will simply
ask voters if they would support
commissioners having the
authority to use tax abatement.
In past discussions, the Gulf
County Coinmunity Development
Committee has spelled out the
need to have tax abatement as an
option as they deal with prospec-
tive. businesses wishing to locate
in Gulf County bringing jobs.
The board has made it clear
that the use of tax abatement
incentives should be directly tied
to the number of Jobs being creat-
ed. The question was defeated by
voters a year ago, but commis-'
stoners blamed themselves for not
educating the public on the
importance of tax abatement in
order to bring jobs into the coun-
ty.
Planning for
Y2K-Just In Case
Gulf County is not just going
to wait and see what happens at
the stroke of midnight on
December 31st. The Gulf County.
Sheriffs Office and Gulf County
Emergency Managenient/911 will
be on hand and ready to respond
if things don't continue to work
right.
Gulf County Sheriffs Office
Captain Joe Nugent told the


The end result of the cryo-
genic processing is the extension
of shelf life from 14 days, as a
fresh product, to 14 months, as a
frozen seafood product, while
maintaining a taste that is virtu-
ally indistinguishable from the
fresh oyster.
Plans Moving Forward
Vice President Bob Mills said
they would be moving forward as
soon as possible now that a piece
6f property has been agreed upon.
"The St. Joe Company offered
us a good piece of property at a
fair price," Mills said, as he and
Thomas looked at the parcel.
Both said the final papers should
be signed within the next few days
and that the company had been
most cooperative throughout the
process.
(See OYSTER on Page 3A)


board that Sheriff Frank
McKeithen had plans to strategi-
cally place sheriffs deputies at
each of the fire department build-
ings in Gulf County, in the event
that problems develop.
No one knows what's going to
happen, but if services should fail
and folks need to find an officer,
they will be posted at the fire
departments-just in case.
Gulf County 911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson said tests have
indicated that their systems are
compliant; but just in case, they
will be on hand throughout the
night. Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells said the
Emergency Management Center
will also be staffed throughout the
evening.
"No" To River Camping
Restrictions
Commissioners listened to a
proposal from George Fisher
(lands planner with the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council) out-
lining plans to make designated
camping areas along the
Apalachicola River, but they left
no doubt they would not support
those plans.
Several local residents and all
five commissioners made it plain
that they saw no need for the pro-
visions-the land had been
bought and paid for by Florida
voters, and should therefore
remain open for public access.
They were fearful the move would
eventually lead to more restric-
tions or fees for campers.
Chairman Billy Traylor vacat-
ed the chair to make a motion
(See ABATEMENT on Page 3A)


Gulf To Place Tax


Abatement On Ballot

Commission Talks River Camping,
Y2K, and More In Last '99 Meeting


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1999>'


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Teachers Give Back



Money In Protest

In A Drastic Move To Get The

Governor's Attention As To Needs
PART OF. THE STAFF OF THE GULF GATE Elementary
School at Sarasota is 'objecting in the manner which most officials
and non officials will understand best. They are refusing to accept
bonuses and sending them back to the Department of Education.
Gulf Gate was graded as one of the achieving institutions of
the Governor's new plan of selecting the most improving schools
in the state. Teachers at Gulf Gate received bonuses of $100 per
pupil, seeking school reform through the award of green backs, or
throwing money at various schools as an encouragement to do
better. The teachers and' principal decided that wasn't the best
way to handle schools and their accomplishments. Four teachers
from the school, along with the principal, plan to tell Governor Jeb
Bush just that at the cabinet meeting held Tuesday.
GOOD FOR THEM. BEING UNSELFISH is almost an unheard
of attribute to be found in anyone these days. These teachers are
being unselfish about their. own well being in a day when teachers
in the large cities seem money hungry and never seem to be
receiving enough.
Gov. Bush says he believes in holding schools accountable for
their results and we believe he does.. However, we feel he would
have more results toward improvement if he were to REMOVE
funds from under achievers, rather than throw more money at
other schools in the hopes of seeing some improvement. Hurt the
offenders in the pocketbook,, where the punishment. will be
instantly felt, and we believe he will get instant results.
WE GIVE BUSH A PASSING GRADE for his attempt, at
improving the state's schools, but we believe grading schools and
rewarding, those with passing grades is an exercise in futility. So
is tossing more money at the failing schools. Do something to get
their attention to the fact that you mean business!
A couple of other south Florida schools are giving their bonus-
es to other schools but Gulf Gate feels this won't get enough atten-
tion Where the attention is needed.,
SMore and more teachers are criticizing the grading formula,
which is based on just reading, writing and math. No emphasis is
given to the arts, computers, the sciences and physical education,
subjects that they contend are integral parts of a well-rounded
education.
Let us put our two cents worth in the pot. We would also like'
to include music, band, in the pot for greater emphasis. Music,
teaches more skills than just being able to sing or play a musical
instrument.


A High Price To Pay

LAST WEEK WE- GAVE APPROVAL for th demonstrators
against the World Trade Organizatio.i aidid itneeting held in
Seattle, Washington. We think wholesale endorsement of the WTO
is sort of like throwing the baby out with the bath water. There
needs to be some strings attached to the movement to make sure
we don't get hurt too drastically.
It's unfortunate that we wrote the editorial before the anar-
chists, the looters and the destructive element came on the scene.
As long as it was just the protesters to be dealt with, one could
experience their dissent with some credibility. But, when the
destructive element arrived on" the scene, they "un-did" nearly
everything the legitimate protesters accomplished. .
IT'S A SHAME THAT THE DESTRUCTIVE element has to
always shows up at events such. as this, when legitimate dissent
is needed, without all the destructive activities as an added dis-
traction.
The particular model of an organization, such as was being
attempted at Seattle deserved some honest dissent for the- good of
our nation, we believe. What it. received was an old fashioned
down and dirty riot which didn't accomplish anything except give
some television exposure to some destructive people with a bit of
larceny on their mind.
,And who gets the shaft for all this activity? The police chief He
was probably the only one standing between the anarchists and
sanity and he was the one who ended up, resigning!
The preceding editorials are written by WeSley R. Ramsey, Editor Emeritus.'


Hunker Down With Kes by Kesy obert



S"If You Can't Imitate Him, Don't Copy Him"


A good, friend gave me a book'
of Yogi' Berra's. sayings the other
day and I was double delighted.
First, I appreciated the thoughtful'-
ness. It wasn't a Christmas gift.
It's not my birthday. It had nothing
to do with ".'expecting something'
back." It was a gift in the purest'
sense of the word ..
He had something he knew I


would like-and he gave it to me.
You talk about making my
day! I don't have many fnends. It
felt so good I 'purposed in my
heart" to pass his kindness along.
And secondly, it's a great book
Lots of pictures) containing several
of Yogi's more publicized state-
ments over the years. He's got to
be one of the most brilliant men of
our times! Lawrence Peter Berra is
a genius disguised in a' "slightly
less" than genius looking package.
Now, most folks don't realize
just how wise Yogi is. There's even
been a few of the "unlearned"
among us scoff at some of his
reported misquotes, malapropisms
or famed Yogiisms. But let me tell


you. you can t write him off intel-
lectually simply because he grew
up in St. Louis and hit left-hand-
ed.
He had smarts a' plenty,. he
just got it out a little different than
most.
Let me give you a lew 'for
instances":
I really didn't say everything
I said People are always remind-
ing me of something I promised
them, or something I said I'd buy
for them, or something I would do
for them-mostly it's my wife's
family on this one! I can't possibly
a' said all they try to hold me
accountable for ...
I think they just need a few


extra bucks or a new finishingi
sander and they clearly "remem-
ber" me saying I'd send a little"
cash or I had one out in the shed.,-,
still in the box. Yogi had his in-
laws or a cousin from Peoria in
mind when he "coined" this gem.
lie made too mantu wrong ".
mistakes. I dated Lucinda Horsen-
deaver one whole summer. I found
out when school started back that
Reggie Gooch's extra good looking
cousin from Selma would have"`'
gone out with me if I'd a' jUsit'
asked. That was a mistake.
My father was fixing a washingg,
machine once when, I was very,
young and very stupid. I kept lean.-
ing in for a closer look. "Son, if you.. ,
don't back up," he admonished for,,
the umpteenth time, "so I can.
work, I"m going to whip you. .
"You'll have to catch me first.'".
That, my friends, was a wrong
mistake!!!
When you come to d fork in'
the road, take it. I stood with my
high school diploma in hand and
knew without a shadow of a doubt.
some changes were in store for me..
I didn't need the commencement
address to "alert me to the possi-
bilities," or define the cross roads!
The late night peanut butter,
and jelly sandwiches' on demanid--
were about to come to a screeching
halt. The afternoon pick-up games-
down at the field by the old pajama '
factory were already nothing but a'
memory. I'd still cruise the local'
dairy bar a time or two, but never'
again as a high school- punk.-
'Things" were different now. .
I was embarking on *a new,
path-whether I wanted to or not..
Life just demanded it! It was "get.
on board" or "get left." Yogi clearly
understood this better than most. '.
,It gets late early out there. He..
was referring to left field in Yankee
Stadium during the World Series.'
The fading October sun cast huge,:.-,
and early, shadows across the
famed playing field as it dropped''
behind the double-decked house"'.
that Ruth built.
':.-Those shadows helped Dortf-i
Larsen pitch a "pretty good"' WVorlki
Series game there once back iri'
1956. And Yogi, normally a catch- -
er, played a lot of left field in his
latter fall classics. He squinted
through the four o'clock shadows :
to follow the flight of a ball oIff the'
bats of Roberto' Clemente. Frank'
.Robinson, Don Clendenon, Bill
Mazeroski .
I remember when we would bp,,
playing ball and Mom would call
us into ,supper. 'It got late early
lots of times back in those days.-
And how about coming .off daylight
savings time today! 'I rush home)
from work,, change into my run-,,
ning shoes, rustle my dog out from
under the house-and it's plumb
near dark before we can complete
the first mile.
You've got to be careful if you!.'1
don't know 'where you're going' -
'cause you might 'not get there!;"
He's not talking about being lost int'
(See KESLEY ON PAGE, 3),


How Do You Decorate For Christmas Without Turning On Lights?


.THE CHRISTMAS tree has
been put up, already, and several
decorations have been 'installed
and lighted. This is the earliest we
have managed to get this done.
Even the outside decorations have
been put in place, of sorts, and
NOT lighted!
There's a story which goes'
along with that which I will
attempt to relat'e or explain.
Frenchie attempted to put up the
outside lighting, decorations one
day when I was gone. Not that I
would have been of much help,
had I been at home when the dec-
orations were erected, but at least
I could have given advice toward
the installation.
One of my grandsons helped
Frenchie with the installation .
the ladder climbing and such. But
the rest of the outside decorations
was her handiwork.
The outside decorations have
not been lit as yet, because
Frenchie installed the electric
works, including the cords con-




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necting the lights to the electrical
source; They haven't been lit up :
yet because I'm afraid to turn
them on.

I DON'T KNOW what pos-
sessed Frenchie to decorate out-
side this year. Outside decorations
require lots of lights, you know,
and Frenchie, as I have reported
before, is immune to burning
lights at night. One must feel his
way through our house at night.
because Frenchie keeps turning,
the lights off. She must be part
mole or something.
If one of us happens to go
blind, at some point in time, we'll


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be acclimated. I can go all through
oiir house blindfolded and' .never
trip over 'a thing. This is why I was
so surprised when she, came up
SXwith decoration schemes for out-
side the house. .
.Even the patio, behind the
house, came in for its share of dec-
oration and ,lights. The holly tree,
on the west side of the house,
received its share of lights. The
front porch received the Christmas
treatment, with a Christmas tree
fastened to.-th'e front door and
wreaths attached to the porch
posts.
Of course, .visitors to the
house must now enter by a side


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door, but-the front door has- a four
foot Christmas' tree-complete
with lights which have not been
turned on as yet-gracing, the
entrance.

I CAME HOME after the deco-
ration- exercise and discovered
that the lines ,attaching the' out-
door decorations to the electrical
outlets were made up of series of
four foot extension cords.
These were your average
extension cords one. would run a
small lamp, or a radio, or an elec-
tric clock with. They were plugged
in to one another and lying on the
ground. If it were to rain, all the
connections would get full of water
and short out.
I was amazed at the installa-
tion job Frenchie .had done on her
Christmas decorations. You could-
n't expect more out of a person
accustomed to living in the dark.

WHEN YOU START out on


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asserts; the printed word. thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


your tour of holiday home decora-
tions between now and Christmas,
you be sure to come by our house
and see Frenchie's handiwork.
Unless we do a major overhaul
of Frenchie's electrical work our
house will either be the dark one
or the one burned down!
I know you probably thought
we were never at home because
the house was always dark when
you came by. That's because I can
never get Frenchie to leave a light
on ... even the bathroom light!
She'll leave on a night light.
There's almost as many candle-
power units burning at our house
at three o'clock in the morning as
there is burning at 8:301.
It's sort of incongruous that
she would decide to put up outside
Christmas decorations which
required lights. I guess she is get-
ting into the season of things.

THERE ARE A number of
homes which have used extensive


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December 18
December 19
December 20
December 21
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numbers of lights this year. Some; '
homes have it almost as bright
outside as they do inside. That'
wouldn't be hard to. do at our
house. '
It seems that a number of '
homes have "got, the, message" to,.
decorate with the new icicle lights., I
All of our decorations, which we, if
haven't turned on yet, are the old1 ,*
fashioned single bulb .strings-.;:;
Maybe, if we do it again next, year; ,'
we'll get around to the icicle lights.',
We have the new style lights.,
bought and paid for,, along with ,
most every other kind of decord-t
tion, lighted and unilighted, stored'
in our Christmas decoration stor-
age room waiting for just the right
occasion to use them.
And Frenchie 'is i still buying ,
more every day.


We might get our outside dec-:
orations turned on by Christmas
Eve night. They are really quite1,
handsome in a dark sort of-;
way. :', i


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According to Doug Kent, Gulf
County's Health. Administrator
and member, of the Community
Health Task Force, Gulf County
residents are at high risk for seri-
ous health problems, the top
three being heart disease, cancer
and lung disease. This is not just
his opinion. Mr. Kent has the sci-
entific research of the Community
Health Task Force, Inc. to back
him.
In a detailed, nearly 600 page
report by the' Bay, Gulf and
Franklin Counties' Community
Task Force, Inc., titled 1998
Community Health Needs
Assessment, grim statistics
abound that reveal the discon-
certing level of preventative illness
which plagues Gulf County resi-
dents. As the report shows,
between 1992 and 1996, 220 Gulf
County residents died from heart
< disease (or 55 deaths per year),
and' 181 died of cancer (or 45
deaths. per year.) That's 100
deaths per year from just these
two diseases, .almost twice the
average of deaths statewide due to
the same two diseases. Mr. Kent
says these numbers have climbed
since 1996 and continue to rise.
Why does Gulf County suffer
to such a high degree? More
importantly, what can be done to
bring these' high numbers down?.


Abatement


opposing designated camping
areas and. Commissioner .Peters.
(who brought the issueto the sur-
face during the board's last meet-
ing) .seconded the motion.


Leading Causes of Death*
in Gulf County, District 2, and Florida
1992-1996

Rate per 100,000 population.

200






Heart Disease -,Cancer Lung Disease Stroke Diabetes
eGuif El District 2- 0 Florida
*Age-adjusted mortality rates per 100,000 population.
Source: Florida Vital Statistics,. 1992-1996
Prepared by NCFHPC, 1998.


The answer sounds simple
enough-personal responsibility.
-The Task Force summarizes the
conclusion 'of studies by the
American Society' of Internal
Medicine in this way: "...up to 70
percent of an individual's health
status is directly attributable to'
personal lifestyle decisions and
attitudes." In other words, it's the
same thing you've heard all your
life-poor diet, lack of exercise


*Gulf County 911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson
requested that the board pay for
printing relating to the Census
2000 program. The brochures
were. to help advertise 50 to 60
jobs paying $8.50 per hour arid
31- cents per mile from January
through the end of the summer in
2000.
*Board voted 3-2 (Peters and
Stanley objected) to wait until a
joint recommendation was


and smoking can lead to deadly
diseases. Therefore, in order to do,
everything we can to protect our
health, we need to stop doing the
things that are harmful to us.-
However, as most of us realize,
this is easier said than done. Or,
as some of you may be thinking,
"You can't teach an old dog new
tricks," right?
Not according to The
Community Task Force. They are


From Page 1


received from Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells
and Chief AdminisTrator Don
Butler before hiring a new
Emergency Management secre-
tary.
The board also unanimously
supported a motion to allow Wells
to take some requested vacation
time during Christmas, as long as
he was in his office during the
week of the 31st of December, and
was involved in Y2K precaution-
ary staffing.


Is It Well? ........


Gulf County's Alive, But


Why?
attempting to help the community
at large to tackle these problems
by' utilizing existing community
programs (e.g. church and school
programs.) They believe that
teaching people a better way of
living a healthier life should be a
community effort. When the com-
munity gets involved, an inditid-
ual no longer has to struggle'
alone to overcome difficulties
encountered in changing bad
habits to good .
One example of, this commu-
nity effort is the Diet Clinic at the
Port St. Joe Health Clinic. Started
a couple of years- ago, the Diet
Clinic has been mostly used by
people who want to improve their
diets. Those who join the program
start with a series of health tests
given by a medical doctor to deter-'
mine the existing physical condi-
tion. Afterwards, Nutritionist
Jane Van Heiden helps each per-
son determine the best course of
action for a healthier diet. A fee is
charged for this service, but don't
: let this scare you away. The fee is
based on income level and insur-
ance coverage. If you are interest-
ed .in finding out more informa-
tion about the Diet Clinic, stop by
the Health Clinic at 401 Long Ave.
or call at 227-1276. Your' ques-
tions are always welcome.
Another community health
program is the School 'Health
Program. Gulf County has two
registered nurses at each end of
the, county and one Supervisory
Nurse, who work with the schools
(all levels) to educate children
about healthy lifestyles. The
School Board also runs the
: Wellness Program and. the Gulf.,
County Health Department is cur-
renritly asking to be a part of that.
One of the goals of the Wellriess
Program is to make sure each
child who resides in Gulf County
receives a physical exam.
Doug Kent is open to other,
nev ideas on community pro-
grams. He feels that orie possibil-
ity is going to the workplace to
-,educate adults on living a health-
ier lifestyle. Due to a tight County
,,budget, there are currently no


steering, or you have an idea for
involving the community in some
type of health awareness pro-
gram, please contact Doug Kent,
Health Administrator, at 227-
1276, extension 103. He is eager
to hear from children, teens and
adults alike.
Let's work together to ensure
Gulf County is alive and well!


*in Port St. Joe.


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I George Fisher
Chairman Traylor suggested
that if clean-up is the problem,
several local groups would be .
more than willing: to take care of
those areas. Carmen McLemore
stated that he felt sure the Gulf
County Search and 'Rescue Unit
would be willing to take that on as.
a project;
In Other Business
?Agreed to a request by
Commissioner John Stanley to
increase the .county's portion of
health insurance contribution
coverage. The board agreed to pay
50% or $175 of the employee's
portion-whichever is less. The
board's limits had been set at
$125 previously. This was done
after discussion ,about major
increases in the policy." :,
*Agreed to take a look- at
courthouse security needs as
requested by Gulf County Judge
Robert M. Moore and Circuit
Judge Glenn Hess.
*Veterans Service Officer Bo,
Williams, speaking for Tammy
Grice, told the commission that
she has received 1,800 signatures
on a petition supporting the loca-
tion of, the Florida Veterans
Nursing Home in Gulf County.
The commission accepted the
petition which will be forwarded
to the nursing home site selection
Committee.


Kesley

(From Page 2)
your automobile here! It's about
goals and life
You can observe a lot by
watching. Boy howdy!
You .don't look so hot your-'
self. Yogi made this comment to
the mayor of New York's wife after
she'd told him how cool he looked.
Hasn't that thought crossed your
mind a time or two or ten over the
years?-I never could' summon up
the courage
90% of this game is half men-
tal. I've been studying on this one
for years and I haven't been able to
figure out exactly what Yogi is try-
ing to convey here. I told you he
was a lot smarter than the average
run of us ....
Thanks Yog. And Bob,
Kes


Bill Thomas and Bob Mills look over the site for the
PristineOyster.com processing plant to be constructed.


Oyster .From Page 1
PristineOvster.com is cur- to expand to approximately 100
rently operating in Franklin workers within a year's time, and
County where it employs 31 peo- future plans to expand product :
ple. The new location will begin lines will probably push the num-
operation with between 60 to 75 bers much higher than that. .
employees. Their oysters on the half shell
Thomas said their plans are products are currently shipped
throughout the country and are
ae. exported to', three" foreign coun-
/tries. This is made possible- only
I "l Jl because of the company's cryo-
genic processing techniques.
(From Page 1) Construction Starts
In Early 2000
McHugh, director of marketing Company representatives will
and public relations at Gulf Pines, begin almost immediately going
'concerning their swift, response to through the environmental per-
the disaster. mitting process and hope to
After the "victims" had all approach Gulf County for build-
been treated, students returned ing permits in February 2000.
to their studies as usual, except "We're still shooting for a
with the security of knowing that June completion date," Thomas
their school is no longer unpre- said, as he discussed the compa-
pared for disaster, ny's plans.


Fund Park
(From Page 1) (From Page 1)
$Dollars$." The Tourist Development
Reeves 'noted, 'The intent is Committee has been much more
not only to: help those displaced active than. it thought during its
employees, but also to promote first year of activity. Receipts from
economic stimulation ,for Gulf the tourist development tax ("bed
County merchants and business tax") have far exceeded expecta-
persons affected by the mill's clo- tions, and tourist development
sure." projects throughout the county
In the accompanying photo, have been the beneficiaries.
Clay Lewis III is shown as he pre- The $9,500 given to
sented a check for $2,500 to the Wewahitchka is earmarked for
fund. Lewis is the president of further development to T. L.
Bay Bank. James Park in Wewahitchka.
PAC local union president Commissioners also decided
John Reeves received the check to look for a garbage truck to
and expressed that Bay Bank's replace the one that was recently
contribution has provided a major destroyed by a fire. The dump
"shot in the arm" for the fund. body is still good, but the actual
Anyone wishing to contribute truck itself needs to be replaced.
to the fund can do so at Emerald The board also agreed to pur-
Coast Credit Union (formerly St. chase new tables for the
Joe Papermakers Federal Credit. Wewahitchka Community Build-
Union). ing.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1999 PAGE

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Sdrecf to oni- is adjacent- i-a
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5i-trped en, elope. The le-f-ers wil i-hern be forwarded +o The
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Due -fo a hcn9e In our prlri-in9 schedule, t-he deodlre for
oailr,9 ort-a lef-+-ers f-o recer.-e a repL fr'-,m, -the ejolly old gen-
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wrfhn9 kids!
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Evie Hood To Headline Knights Of


Columbus Variety Show On Dec. 18th


Evie Hood, a talented 13 year
old singer-from Quincy, will be the
featured attraction at the Knights
of Columbus Variety Show sched-
uled for this Saturday, December
18th, at 7:30 p.m. The variety
show will be held at the
Centennial Building in Port St.
Joe.
Admission price is a $10 to
$20 toy. The toys that are collect-
ed will be donated to the Port St.
Joe office of Catholic Charities'
and the Florida Dept. of Children
and Family Services' Angel Trees.
.Other local talent includes
Mary Lou Cumbie, the St. Joe
Players, Glenn Davis, James
Sheehy, Jim and Stephanie
Newton, Mark York and the new
high school band, the "St. Joe
Sound."
Master of ceremonies for the
variety show will be Channel 13's
Jerry Tabatt.
Sponsors of the show also
include Channel 13, the City of
Port St. Joe, The Star, and PACE


Local 379. Channel 13 will serve
as a toy drop for those persons in
Panama City who would like to
Sisters Celebrate
December Birthday
Jannetta and Jacqueline
Peters, the daughters of James
and Janice Peters of Port St. Joe
will celebrate their birthdays dur-
ing December.
Jannetta will be eight years
old on December 19. She is in teh
second grade at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. Her teachers
are Mr. and Mrs. Wells.
Jacqueline will be seven on
December 21. She: is in the first
grade at PSJES. Her teachers is
Mrs. Clements. They will be cele-
brating their birthday in Alabama
with family, cousins, and friends.
The girls grandparents are
Mary Peters and the late Nathan
Peters, Sr. of Port St. Joe and
Willis and Reola Nix of Gordon,
Alabama.


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Port St. Joe toy drop-off point will
be Duren's Piggly Wiggly.


Jannetta M. and
Jacqueline D. Peters


Christmas Jamboree
At WIG Teen Center
The Youth Advisory'
Committee members of the
Washington Improvement Group
are sponsoring a chaperoned,
Christmas party on December 18. '
The party hours for elemen-
tary age youth are from 5:00 p.m.
until 7:00 p.m. and for middle
and high school age youth from
9:00 p.m. until 12:00 p.m.
The DJ will be Corey Black..
Admission' is free to WIG mem-
bers. Membership fee to join WIG
is $1.00.


"A Christmas
Gathering"
On Center Stage
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
beneficiary 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 non-
traditional Christmas song.
All of the artists will join in for
a sing-a-long featuring many of.
your all time favorite carols.
There will be a $5.00 dona-
tion ftken 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 pout `
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.


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Cash donations, in lieu of
toys, will be accepted by the
Knights of Columbus.

Babysitting
Course Offered
.By Am. Red Cross
There will be .an American
Red Cross "Introduction to
Babysitting" course sponsored by
the Junior Service League
Sustainers Group.
The program, is for 11 to 15
year olds. The course is scheduled.
for Saturday, January 22, from
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This is a
one day course and the fee is $25.
Financial assistance is available.
The program will include
leadership, safety (including res-
cue breathing and choking man-
agement), basic care, firstaid, and
professionalism. Deadline for reg-
istration is January 5; space is
limited. Contact Sandie Kennedy
at 227-2191 or Sara Ross at 227-
2590.

Sincere Thanks
We would like to express our
sincere thanks to all our friends
and loved ones who expressed
their love and support to us dur-
ing the loss of our mother, Mattie
Gertrude Cannington.
Thank you so much for all of
your prayers, words of encourage-
ment, calls, food, flowers, and
cards. We would like to especially
thank Reverend Jean Shoots for
her encouraging message and
kind words and Mary Lou Cumbie
for her beautiful song.
God bless, you all,
The Cannington and Groce families

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.

Thank You
There are no words to
describe how thankful our family
is to be a part of this community.
We have felt the love and prayers.
They have strengthened us. If not
for people like you, our loss
(Heaven's gain) would have been
harder to bear.
Thanks for all the food, flow-
ers, cdrds, calls, and visits. May
God's blessing be poured out on
each of you. If Charles could
speak today, I'm sure he would
say, "Seek the Lord today, life
here on earth is very short, but we:
do have .hope in Christ Jesus-
seek Him first."
We love all of you.
Charles Sr., Linda, John, Christy,
and Zach


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Veterans Selection Committee Looks At Gulf Site


' : "Gulf County is the ery best
place to live and is absolutely the
ey best location for the State
Veterans Nursing Home Number
4," proclaimed "Bo" Williams, Gulf
County's Veterans Service Officer.
Williams began a push for
Gulf County to be considered as
the site for a new Florida state
veterans nursing home several
weeks ago.
That process came to a climax
last Wednesday when the site
selection committee was in Gulf
County to take a look at the pro-
posed site. The committee met at
the 12 acre location immediately
past Ward Ridge on the left side of
Garrison Avenue, a few hundred
yards before the Gulf/Franklin
Center.
Florida veterans are in need
of another nursing home in the
northern district and Gulf is one
of several area communities mak-
ing formal application for the site.
Economic Impact
The 120 bed proposed facility
will employ approximately 1 10
people with a projected S7 million
per year impact on the lucky
recipient's economy.
'"We're at the mercy of the
selection committee," Williams
said Tuesday morning. "We gave
them the best package we could
give them. and they liked what
they saw."
Committee members compli-
mented Gulf County on its site


and package, commenting that
they had a difficult decision to
make as they evaluated the areas
competing for the facility.
They will make a recommen-
dation to the governor and his
Cabinet in February for the site
they deem most favorable for vet-
erans and their families.
"Bo" Outlines Amenities
Williams made it plain to the
committee that Gulf County had
done its 'homework. He stressed
the beauty and accessibility of the
12.1 acre site-all the way down
to environmental concerns and
site preparation (at no cost).
He merely needed to point
across the road to the
Gulf/Franklin Center to show the
educational support and training
available, the college is ia. the
process of completing a new nurs-

Santa is Coming

to Highland View
Get ready boys and girls in
Highland View to meet Santa. He
will begin at noon on Saturday.
December 18. on Angel Fish
Street and travel throughout the
area.
Once again Santa will be rid-
ing on the Highland View Fire
Department fire truck passing out
bags of goodies for all the boys
and girls.


es' training wing and a practical ,
nursing class starts in January of
2000, along with other programs.
Most importantly, he noted
that 62,630 veterans lived within
a 75 mile radius of the proposed
site.


He said there were currently'
18 veterans for every available
bed in private nursing homes in
the radius, and four veterans per
available bed in this area who
served during World War II
(13,100 veterans).


Williams also pointed out the
importance attached to locating in
a community that has so many


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Port St. Joe City Commissioner Dr. Jorge San Pedro and his
wife Amalia. David Langston, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Downing (Gulf
County Republican Party chairman and wife) recently attended
the Florida Republican Convention held in Orlando.
Langston said, "It was a gigantic opportunity to be selected
as a delegate and to be part of the Republican State
Convention."
In a written statement, he also encouraged not only African-
Americans, but all Americans, to be more involved and con-
cerned about the political process regardless of political
preference.


Mexico Beach Millennium


Celebration on Dec. 31st


Members of the Florida Veteran's Nursing Home Selection Committee
met with local representatives to review site.


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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-
Ling.
Free transportation for all will
be provided on the Bay Town
Trolley cars between the hours of
7:00 p.m. and 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 wor-
ries 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.


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You are cordially invited to attend the 4th


|, Friday, December 31, 1999 9 p.m. 1 a.m. .
1600 Constitution Drive, 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 SILENT AUCTION
Champagne, and Cash Bar. Featuring Live, -. wek in a private North Carolina
Band "Now & Then." All Day Fishing Trip: Captair
Black Tie attire is optional. *' -. Scenic Plane ride for 2 for an h
S* -orse back riding for 4 for 2 hour
.* Anevening at the Chateau in the Dupon
Sper. person, One night at the Turtle Beach
Super person -Dinner cruise for 3 couples:
2 Massages, 1/2 hour each: 1
0 Ca4l 227-1111 for tickets. Reversible Tablecloth: The Sun
... Birthday Cake: The F
tickets will be mailed on Dec. 20th Dixie Theatre Tic
transportation home e a. A Grill: Tom & Libby
Free transportation home will be available. Autographed Auburn Univ


F Sponsored by the Junior Service
League of Port St. Joe. ,
All proceeds will be returned to the commr unity.
Contributions from past New Year's Eve Galas have enabled the
Junior Service League of Port St. Joe to fund these worthy-
organizations and projects. Without your support these
opportunities would not be possible.
Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe, '
Monumental Music
Clothed Children
City Community Events Sign,
Volunteer Scholarship
Gulf Coast Community College Honors Plaza Campaign
Port St. Joe High School-Band, Re-landscaping &
Project Graduation
Gold Card Club & Girls Softball, Volunteers 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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Shellfish Hotline


Florida's Commissioner of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services is making it easier for the
state's fishermen to get important
information about the status of
shellfish harvesting areas.
Commissioner Bob Crawford
has established a hotline to pro-
vide information about whether
the state's 36 harvesting areas are
open or closed. That statewide
toll-free number is 1-877-304-
4024.
Previously, shellfish har-
vesters had to call one or more of
the five field offices of the depart-
ment's Division of Aquaculture to
find out the status of shellfish
areas.
"With one toll-free call, har-
vesters can determine the status
of any shellfish area 24 hours a
day," Crawford said. "This should
make it a great deal more efficient
for our commercial and recre-
ational shellfish harvesters."
Management plans based on
rainfall and river levels enable
officials to predict when areas


should be closed to the harvest of
oysters, clams and mussels,
because elevated levels of bacteria
make the shellfish unsafe for
human consumption. Areas also
may be closed under emergency
conditions, such as a hurricane
or red tide outbreak.
Shellfish areas are reopened
for harvest when sampling
demonstrates that stringent water
quality criteria are met. to ensure
that shellfish are wholesome.
Those who prefer to obtain
the status of shellfish areas by
talking with personnel in the divi-
sion's shellfish section can con-
tinue to call the Division of
Aquaculture field offices, Monday
through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m.
The phone numbers of field
offices are: Panama City (850)
747-5252; Apalachicola (850)
663-8317; Cedar Key (352) 543-
5181; Murdock (941) 255-7405;
and Palm Bay (407) 984-4890.


Snowy Owl Prefers Sand

Dunes to Snow Drifts?


walks #5 and #7. Barbara
Garrison, Asst. Park Manager,
says the park has designatedthe
area as a "bird nesting area" with
posted signs, and park personnel
are patroling the area to keep peo-
ple on the boardwalks. Ms.
Garrison days the "public is not
allowed to approach or behave in
any manner that would disturb
the bird," and she asks that peo-
ple please observe the park speed
limits.
This is not done as an
unfriendly gesture. In fact, the
park welcomes the public to come
and admire this beautiful bird,

Deepest Appreciation
I would like to send my deep-
est appreciation to my friends and
family for your undying support
during my numerous stays in the
hospital and extended health
problems. Words cannot express
the pride I feel to live in a commu-
nity that is so loving.
I am recuperating at home
and doing better every day. I look
forward to seeing many of you as I
plan to be out and about 'very
soon.
Shirley Daniels :


but.with over 200 people already
visiting for that reason, every pre-
caution is being taken to ensure
the owl's safety and to respect its
need for space.
So grab your camera and take'
your family to see a once in a life-
time viewing. That is, unless.
you're planning to visit North
Dakota or the Arctic soon.

Sincere Thanks
The family of L. C. Sherrod
would like to express their sincere
thanks for all the kindness shown
to us during our recent loss.
Your calls, prayers, the food
you sent, and the kind words will
always be remembered.
The L. C. Sherrod Family

Senior Citizens
Conducting Outreach
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting neigh-
borhood outreach on Friday,
December 17, in Wewahitchka.
They will be going door to door
giving out information about the
many services available to people
60 and over.


Celebration of the Century!


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 31,st,
and will end around 1:00 a.m. on
January 1st. The live band "Now
and Then" will be ringing in the

1999 Overstreeti
Christmas Party

Dec. 17th
The annual Christmas party
sponsored by the Overstreet
Volunteer Fire Department and
Ladies; Auxiliary will be, held on
Friday December. 17th, at 7:30
p.m., ET, at the fire department.
Santa will be arriving at 8:00 p.m.
to deliver candy and fruit to the
children. A hayride will, follow
Santa's visit.
Those planning to attend are
asked to bring a covered dish and
something to drink, hot dogs will
be provided by the fire depart-
ment. "'.J1-3'. residents in the
Overst~eet area are invited to '
attend and join the fun, food, and
fellowship. For further informa-
tion, contact Gail Blackmon at
648-8877.


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
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 favors, complimen-.
tary champagne to toast the new
year, and a cash bar.
Tickets for the gala are still
available. To purchase tickets call
.227-1111. The tickets are $35 per
person.. If you have already pur-
chased tickets, your tickets will
be mailed December 20th:



When ac er
M aingpau


Want to see something rare?
Head to St. George Island State
Park for a look at their most
unusual visitor.
First reported by a St. George,
Island Park volunteer on
December 8th, this new Gulf
Coast visitor has been confirmed
as, a snowy owl by Dr. Jim
Cavanaugh from Tallahassee, the
park's leading bird expert. Dr.
Cavanaugh says the bird appears
to be in good health and thinks it
may stay up to two months,,
depending on the availability of
food. The snowy owl eats primari-
ly rodents and occasionally small-
er birds, such as ptarmigans,
gulls and waterfowl. It has even
been known to "catch fish and
small marine animals."
A native of the Arctic regions,


the Snowy Owl is "the heaviest
and most powerful of all North
American owls." It "has no ear
tufts and is white with dark bar-
ring," which may be "nonexistent
on older males." A snowy Is 20-27
inches long, with "an average
wingspread of 5 feet, and weighs
around 4 pounds."
Though our visitor has myste-
riously chosen white dunes over
its native white snow, the SnowyT
Owl is usually sighted no further
south than Maine in the United
States. It has, on occasion, also
been documented in California
and Texas, and is regularly seen
as a winter guest in North
Dakota. '
If you are interested in view-
ing the snowy owl, it seems to
stay in the area between board-


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I package (6 oz.) pecan halves
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[PSJPD Report)
COMMUNITY CONTROL VIOLATIONS
David Mitchell Rich, Jr., 36,
of Wewahitchka, was arrested on
Tuesday, December 7th, at
approximately 5:10 p.m. by Port
St.. Joe Police Department
Sergeant Butch Arendt for viola-
tion of community control.
On October 14th, Rich was
placed on community control for
the offense of vessel homicide and
manslaughter by boating while
intoxicated.
Rich violated his community
control by failing to live without
violating the law and failed to
refrain from the use of alcohol or
illegal drugs. Rich was taken into
custody without incident and
transported to the Gulf County
Jail.
CAN'T RESIST THE TRIGGER
On Thursday, December 9th,
at. approximately ,3:36 p.m.,


Officer Russell Burch charged a
juvenile with discharging an air
gun within the city limits.
Through Burch's Investiga-
tion, it was learned that Sergeant
James Hersey had issued the
same juvenile a written warning'
for the same violation earlier that
day. The juvenile was issued a
notice to appear and the air gun
was turned over to an adult.
ATTEMPTED FORGERY NIPPED
Laura Jones, 29, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested on Thursday,
December 9th at about 3:40 p.m.
by Officer James Stephens 'for
forgery and uttering a forged
instrument.
Jones attempted to pass a
forged check at the IGA grocery
store in the amount of $500. The
manager, David'-Rich, was suspi-
cious of the check and called the'
bank that it was' drawn on and'
learned that the account: had
been 'closed. Rich then notified
the police.'


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Kit C. Mashburn
.Kit Carson Mashburn. 69, of
Port St. Joe, went to be with ou'r
Loird on Thursday, December 9, at
his' home. He was born in
So ithport on November 21, 1930
and has resided in Port St. Joe
sifice 1932.
While serving in the Army
fr im 1948 to 1951 he was sta-
tioned in Korea and Japan. After
leaving -the 'Army he was:
eriployed by St. Joe Paper
Company and .remained there
until he retired in 1996 after 43
years of service.
He was a member of- United
Paperworkers Local Union .#379,
anid a member of the V.F.W. He
was an avid outdoorsman and
enjoyed spending time with his
children and grandchildren. He is
remembered by his family and
friends as being a loving and
charitable person who always.
wanted to help those in need.
SSurvivors include his wife.
Helen; his sister, Estelle Marshall
and husband Max of Panama
City; two sons, Jerry Mashburn of.
Panama City and Kit Mashburn
and wife Debbie of Apalaehicola;
two daughters, Pat Warfield and
husband Tom of Panama City,
and Teresa Nunnery of Panama
City and their mother. Agnes
Peay' ofrPananma City:--eg.Ltstep-,.
children, Billy Roberts, Sandy
Roberts, Wanda Powell, Danny
Roberts, Albert Roberts. and
Jimmy. Roberts, all of Panama
City, Martha Brock and husband
Pat of Georgia, and Alice Bigler
and husband, Doug of North
Carolina; a special step-son that
he raised, Sean Dowis and "wife
Ruby of Panama City; nine grand-
children; 12 step-grandchildren,
one great-:grandchild, and three
step-great-grandchildren'.-
The funeral service was 'held
at 2:00 p.m., ET, Sunday at Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church'in
Port St. Joe. with Rev. David
Fernandez officiating. Interment
followed in Mashburn Cemetery
in Youngstown. ,
All services were under the,
direction of Comforter.-Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.


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Carl R. Hopper,
Carl R. Hopper. Sr., 62, of St.
Joe Beach, passed away
Wednesday, December 5, in Port-
St. Joe. A native of Detroit,
Michigan, he has been a resident
here for the past 23 years.
He worked for St. Joe Natural:
Gas' Company, and later for the
City of Mexico Beach. He also'.
served as chief., of the Mexico ,
Beach Volunteer Fire Department.
Strviyors .include his wife,
Joyce Hopper of '"St. Joe Beach;':
his children. Carl Hopper and wife
Lynn of Jonesboro, Louisiana,
Chuck Hopper and' vife Jewell' of ,'
St. Joe Beach, Scott Hopper and
wife Sherry of Port St. Joe, Tim
Hopper of St. Joe Beach, '
Christine Quintabnilla and hus-
band Victor of Port St. Joe. and
Jodie Hopper nd Shaun
Thomason of St. Joe Beach: 14
grandchildren: three brothers, Al
Hopper and Ricky Hbpper, both of
Nevada, and Walter Gleeson of"
Alaska; one sister. Carol Francis
of Kentucky; arnd a brother-in-
law, Ray Cartwright and .wife
Joyce of Tampa.
The Funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., ET, on Saturday,
December 10, at the graveside in
Holly Hill Cemetery, conducted by
* Rev A. O.'"Bo" Bovette. Interment
,follo Ved:a'- '
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
James C. Blanton


James C. Blanton,
,eWewah itchka. passed
Tuesday, December- 7,'


82, of
away
at his


nome.
A native of Fort Payne,
Alabama, he moved to Lakeland(
as.a boy and resided in various
cities in Florida before finally set-
tling in Wewahitchka in 1984. He
was a deacon at the First 'Baptist
Church "in Wewahitchka, and
worked as a general contractor in
south Florida.
Survivors include his wife,.
Libbv Blanton of. Wewahitchka:
four sons, Lelapd Becton of
Daytona Beach, Glenn Blanton of
Decatur.' Alabama, Douglas
Blanton of Douglasville, Georgia,
and Charles Blanton of Austell11
Georgia; one sister. Mamilu,
Stalvey of Blountstkown; seven ,-
grandchildren: and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were held.at
,10:00 a.m.. CT. Thursday at'the
First Baptist Church in
Wewahitchka conducted by Rev.
Mike Stroud. Interment followed
in Jehu Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahiltchka Branch
Chapel.


Upon further investigation,
Jones was arrested and charged.
Contact was also made with the
Franklin County Sheriffs
Department advising them that
Jones had stolen the check from a
subject on St. George Island.
RIGHT CAR, WRONG TAG?
Clarence Lamont Perkins, 19,
of Blountstown, was charged on
December 9th at approximately
9:30 p.m. for attaching tag not
assigned.
Officer Burch observed the
vehicle Perkins was operating
with the right headlight out and
initiated a traffic stop. Upon fur-
ther investigation, he learned that
the tag on the vehicle was regis-
tered to a white 1987 Mazda and
not a 1986-Honda Accord.
Perkins was also issued a'
written warning for having an
open container of an alcoholic
beverage in the vehicle.
IDENTITY CRISIS
Kip' McKenize Wilson, 19, of
Panama City, ''was arrested on
Friday. December 10th, at
approximately 11:20 a.m. by
Sergeant Hersey for resisting
arrest without violence.'
While assisting Officer Chris
Teeter with a burglary investiga-
tion, Hersey was given the false
name "Jim Beam" when Wilson
was asked to identify himself.
THANKS FOR SUBSTATION
IMPROVEMENTS
.The. 'Port St. Joe Police
Department would like to take a
moment to recognize Steve Brant
Roofing of Gulf County and Eagle
Supply in Panama City for the
contributions new roof placed on the soon-to-be
substation.
The substation will be located
in the "200" ",block of Martin
Luther ,King Boulevard. Eagle,
Supply of Panama City donated
the roofing. materials and Steve
Brant Roofing supplied the man-
power. Thank you both for a job
well done


MAKING "PERSONAL" SALES
On Tuesday, December 14th,
Gulf .County Sheriffs Office
Deputy Malcolm Garrett and
Florida Marine Patrol Officer Kent
Harvey arrested Robert Kennedy
Williams, 37, of Port St. ,Joe, for
dealing in stolen property.
Deputy Garrett had received
information the Williams was sell-
ing lumber for a local hardware
store and putting the money in
his own pocket.
Kent Harvey of the Florida
Marine Patrol went to the store in
plain clothes on two separate
occasions, and was able to buy
materials from, Williams at a dis-
count price. As Harvey made the
purchases, he also watched the
employee put the money in his
own pocket.
Williams was arrested and
taken to the Gulf -,County Jail
where charges were filed against
him.
ASPHALT PURSE SNATCHER?
On' Friday, December '10th,
Deputy Garrett arrested Troy
Williams, of Port St. Joe;, for bur-
glary of a conveyance. It is alleged
that Williams entered a car
parked on the side of the road and
stole a purse.
Deputy Garrett and Port' St.
Joe' Police 'Department officers
talked with several witnesses in
the area following' the incident,
and, in doing so,; developed
Williams as a suspect.
While questioning Williams,
he told officers he would take
them to where the purse was hid-
den. Williams denies taking the
purse, but witnesses identified;
him ats the person who entered
the car and took it.
Williams, 20, is currently in
the Gulf County Jail being held
without bond.
DRUG DEALING SUSPECT
RELEASED
On Saturday, December 11th,
Earnest Myers, Sr., of Wewa-
hitchka, was arrested by
Investigators Tim Hightower and




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James Jensen on charges of the
sale of crack cocaine and posses-
sion of marijuana.
The investigators had pur-
chased cocaine from Myers earlier
' in the week, and while serving a
search warrant on his home in
Wewahitchka, found less than 20
grams of marijuana on the
premises.
After being booked into the
Gulf County Jail, Myers, 44, was
seen by Judge Bob Moore and
given a $5,000 bond.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL...
Wednesday, December
Joseph Davis, 24, W/M, of'
.Wewahitchka, aggravated domes-
tic battery and discharge of a
firearm into an occupied dwelling.,
Thursday, December 9th-
Donald Rhames, 69. W/M. of.
Wewahitchka, battery.
Friday, December 10th-Tim
Collins. 29, W/M, ofApalachicola.
grand theft.,
Saturday. December 11th-
Jason Lewellen, 25, W/M, of Port
St. Joe, failure to appear (re: pos-
session of a controlled substance,
an Arkansas charge); and
Broward Mitchell, ,20, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, battery on a- law
enforcement officer, resisting with
violence, and possession of alco-
hol under 21.

1999 Crop Honey
Recourse Loan Program
This program applies only to,
1999 crop honey and provides a
national average loan rate of 59
'cents per' pound. This loan rate is
calculated by a formula provided
by the act.
The .act further requires that
the repayment of a loan shall
include repayment for interest
and administrative costs as nec-
essary to operate the program. All
loans must be repaid. Other pro-
visions of the program are:
The final date to request a loan
is March 31, 2000.
Administrative costs of loans
will be collected at the time of
loan disbursement.
Loans will mature no later than
nine months following the
month in which the loan is dis-
bursed.
Interest will be charged at the
rate paid by CCC plus one per-
centage point.
*. Beneficial interest require-
ments will apply.
,* Honey pledged as collateral for
a loan must be from eligible flo-
ral sources and must be in
containers that meet the type.
size, 'cleanliness, strength.
damage, and fill requirements
defined by regulations.
Pre-loan inspections will be
required to assure that honey
inventory exists in approved
storage containers, and is of
approximate certified weight.
There will not be loan premi-
ums and discounts. If a loan is
not repaid, CCC will conduct a
: local sale of the honey used as
loan collateral. If the sales pro-
ceeds do not equal or exceed
the amount owed by the pro-
ducer, a claim for this differ-
ence will be established.
S-Further program information
is available from Farm Service,
Agency local office or USDA
Service Centers. Calhoun,
Franklin, Gulf, and Liberty
County Farm Service Agency is
located at 837 Leonard Street,
Blountstown, phone (850) 674-
8388 or 1-800-243-9912 Ext. 6.


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'Joe Black" (cock-a-poo) and
his friend (mixed bassett) will
have a blue, blue Christmas
unless someone adopts them. And
not only them, but many of the
other animals at the Humane
Society are needing a place to call
home for the holidays.
At present the Humane
Society has these two pictured
above, four cream and white
mixed bulldogs, (two female and ,
two male), one brindle female


Gulf Rifle Club Plans

Three Shooting Matches


Retiring Capital City Directors are shown with bank president Johanna White. From left they are Wesley Ramsey, Carl Guilford, James
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Guilford, four long-standing
board members of Capital City
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.82 years of service, the board
members made a significant
impact on the banking
community in Port St. Joe over
their tenure.
These four gentlemen consis-
tently dedicated valuable time
and attention to the bank during
some years of major change and
acquisitions. They have stood by
the bank and made an impact on
the community and the people
they've worked with over the
years.

Wetappo Creek
Field Has
Plenty of Doves
The third and finalphase of
dove season began Saturday,
December 11, and runs through
January .9. For those wing-shoot-
ers looking for a place to go, the
Wetappo Creek Special Opportun-
ity Dove Field had more than 500
mourning doves using it last
week.
The Wetappo Creek field is
180 acres in size and located 17
miles east of Panama City on
State Road 22.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's small
game management section leased
the field earlier this year from St.
Joe Timberland Company and
planted it in brown-top millet,
grain sorghum, corn and bene
(sesame seed).
"There were plenty of doves on
the field earlier this week, espe-
cially the northeast section of the
field," said wildlife biologist
Richard Crossett.
Anyone interested in partici-
pating must purchase, a $35.50
hunt permit from the Wal-Mart
Super Center on North Tyndall
Parkway in Panama City.
Shooting hours will be from
noon until sunset.


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The Holidays
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Does the mere thought of the
upcoming holidays set, your teeth
on edge? "You don't have to resign
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and overstressed .'. .and then
*overreacting by overeating!" said
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when they're feeling overwhelmed,
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that fits into your healthy eating
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sights, sounds and smells of the
season.
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local TOPS chapter, you can learn
to enjoy, holidays without the
.dreaded weight gain. To learn.
more about TOPS and to locate
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Putman at 352-245-2603 or toll-
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bulldog, three red lab mix dogs,
one six-month old black lab mix,
seven three-month old lab mix,,
and one golden retriever mix.
In all there are 20 dogs to
choose from, one calico cat, and
one gray and white longhaired
three-month old kitten.
For more information you
may contact the St. Joesph Bay,
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit their web site -at www.cape
sanblasfl,com/sjbhs.


The Gulf Rifle Club will hold.
three separate .22 rifle benchrest
matches on Saturday morning,
December 18th. Set-up and regis-
tration will start at 8:30 and the
first match, an ARA match, will
start at 9:30.
The ARA match is a precision
bullseye match fired with the rifle
supported. on a benchrest. A tar-
get with 25 bullseyes is placed 50
yards from the firing line and the
shooter has 20 minutes to fire a
shot at each bullseye. There are
no restrictions of rifle weight,
scope power, or grade of ammo.
Maximum possible score is 2,500.
After. the completion of the
ARA match, a modified IR 50/50
match will be shot.
This match consists of a tar-
get with 25 bullseyes placed at 50
yards from the firing line. One
shot is allowed to be fired at each
bullseye with a time limit of 30
minutes. The rifle will be restrict-
ed to a sporter type .22 rifle with a
weight limit of 8.5 pounds. Scope
power cannot be set greater than
6.5 and the cost of the .22 ammo
cannot exceed $2.00 per box.
Just about any good squirrel
rifle.will work in this match and
by limiting the cost of the ammo,
anyone can afford to shoot this
match. Shooters under 18 years
are not charged entry fees.
The third .match will be
another IR 50/50 match with the
rifle weight limit increased to 10.5
pounds. There are no limits on
scope power or cost of .22 LR
ammunition. In, both IR 50/50
matches the maximum possible
score is 250.
Last Saturday, the Rifle club
held its monthly .22 .rim-fire.
bullseye and hunter pistol metal-
lic silhouette matches. Each


match had 11 entries.
The bullseye match was won
by Houston Whitfield with a score:
of 748-7x. Ralph Roberts was sec-
ond with 747-1 Ox and John Fadio
was third with 720-8X.
The silhouette match was won
by Harvey Brewton with 13 tar-
gets knocked down. Fadio was
second with 11 targets and
Roberts also had 11 targets for
place.
The club will have trap shoot-
ing on Thursday evenings starting
at 6:30. These matches and trap
shoots are open to anyone want-
Sing to shoot. Membership. in the
Gulf Rifle Club is not required to
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day night's game. The Lady
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and were outscored 37-11 in the
second half of play.
Judith Husband led
Wewahitchka with eight points.

GATORS 4 9 5 6 .- 24
WAKULLA12 16 .12 25 65
WEWA- Lindsay Carter 5, Judith
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I Members of the PSJHS Lady
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to r): front, Neikole Royster, Megan
Johnson,,Amy Canington, and Angela
McDowell. Back row, from left:
Courtney Lenox, Bonnie Belin,
Tynetta Towner, Sherry Welborn, and
Veronica Adkins.


Girls' Basketball
Port St. Joe 48, Maclay 62.
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 3-2 on the season with
Thursday night's 48-62 loss to
Maclay. The Lady Sharks jumped
out-to a 14-12 lead by the end of
the'-first quarter of play, but
Maclay bounced back outscoring
PortiSt. Joe 18-8 in the second for
a 30-22 halftime lead. Maclay
outscored the Lady Sharks 32-26
in the second half of play.
,Courtney Lenox led the Lady
Sharks with 20 points, and Bon-
riie Belin followed with 15.

SHARKS 14 8 6 20 48
MACLAY 12 18 15 17 62
PSJT- Angela McDowell 2. Bonnie
* Belin 15, Megan Johnson' 5,
Courtney Lenox 20, and. Tynetta
S Toivner 6.
MHS- Woolsey 28, Mayo 4,
Kendricks 4, Ulrich 16, Hunter 2,
S and Gimbel 6.
Port St. Joe 85, Apalachicola 37
.The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dominated the Apalachicola Ladvy.'
Sharks all four' quartets-in Mon-
day night's 85-37 victory. Port St.
Joe lumped out to a 20-8 lead by
the end of the first quarter, and
extended their lead to 39-14 by
the hall. The Lady Sharks
outscored Apalachicola 46-23 in
the second half of play.
Three Lady Sharkcs scored
over 20 points. Courtney Lenox
led all scorers with 24 points,
.Bonnie Belin followed with' 22,
and Tvnetta Towner added 20 for
Port St. Joe (4-2).

APALACH 8 6 12 11 37
SHARKS 20 19 25 21 85
PSJ- Angela McDowell 8, Bonnie
Belin 22, Megan Johnson 4,
Courtney Lenox 24, Tynetta
Towner 20, and Nicole Royster 7.
AHS- Ray 8, Jones 9, .Floyd 8,
Massey 3, Green 3, Fennell 4, and
Johnson 2.
Port St. Joe 49, Rutherford 40
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 5-2 on the season
with Tuesday night's 49-40 victo-
ry over Class 5A Rutherford. The
Lady Sharks outscored the Lady
Rams 15-5 in the first quarter and
12-7 in the second for a 27-12
lead' at halftime. Port St. Joe held
off a 28-22 second half run by
Rutherford for the victory.
Courtney Lenrox led all scorers
with 19 points. ?onnie Belin fol-
lowed with 15 points, and Tynetta
Towner added 10 for the Lady
( Sharks.

SARKS 15 12 13 9 49
R4MS 5 7 14 14 40
P1J- Bonnie, Belin 15, Megan
Johnson 3, Courtney Lenox 19,
TTietta Towner 10, and Nicole
Roster 2.
RHS- Roullac 17, Williams 4,
Barner 2, Thompson 6, Palumbo
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Sharks


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P. J. Addison, Tim Pittman, and James Destifino; and standing (1 to r), Coach Martin Russ, Ry
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Courtney Lenox scored
game high 24 points in the L
Sharks' 85-37 win over Apala

Des Baxter Doin


,. Improve

43: The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks 8
rks remain undefeated with Saturday pS
igh night's 81-40 blowout over Walton La
lay C. County in "the Dome." The 5-0 ter
ger Tiger Sharks outscored the: La
mnd Braves In all four quarters of play. 2,
ige Port St. Joe led 43-21 at halftime. W
ad. Lance Larry led all scorers Ei
rid: with 17 points. Four other Tiger Ba
f o" Sharks scored in double digits.
Kyron Bailey had 14 points, p
er., s. Kedrick Larry had 13. Travis
01o- Jenkins had 12. and Mosi Qiinn p
eca added 11 points.

WALTON 10 11 7 12 40 Ru
Ti
Gators Win
73 an
el Three Games q
14, oL
9 .... se
Mry Wewahitchka 71, R.F. Munroe 64 ha
-on The Wewahltchka Gators
outscored Munroe 36-26 in the OL
ms second half to overcome a 35-38
ar- halftime deficit in Thursday an
2, night's 71-64 victory. The Gators 2.7
improved to 2-2 on the season. 1
40s Jones and Tim Pittman combined R
to score 50 of Wewahltchka's 71 SI
points. Williams led the team with pf
21 points, Jones followed with 18, C
and Pittman chipped in 11 for the 'Tr
Gators. S(
5,
GATORS, 17 18 13 23 71
MUNROE13 25 6 20 64 U
WEWA- P.''J. Addison 2, Titus
i Pittman 5. Brandon Jones 18,
Patrick Kerrigan 8, Derrick
Williams 21, Pete Taunton 3, Nick
Hall 2, and Tim Pittman 11.
MHS- Sunday 25, Holcomb 5, J.
Armstrong 8, Valandingharmi 4,
Rolland. 2, Santos 2, Fagg 4,
Hosey 8; and.T. Armstrong 6.
Wewahitchka 58, Blountstown 31
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 3-2 on the season
and to 2-0 in District 4, Class 2A
play with Friday night's 58-31 vic-
tory over Blountstown. The Gators "-
led 22-17. at halftime, and
outscored the Tigers 36-14 in, the ',
second half of play.
Derrick Williams -led all scor- r
l ers with 13 points. Brandon
S Jones and P. J. Addison each fol-
lowed with nine points.
in,
an
TIGERS 6 11 5 9 --31
GATORS 5 17 21 15 58
- WEWA- P. J. Addison 9, Titus bri
- Pittman 5, Brandon Jones 9;
Patrick Kerrigan 7, Derric*
.Williams 13, Pete Taunton 4, Nick
Hall 1, Tim Pittman 6, John Poe 4.
BLOUNT.- Reed 4, Mayo 5, Wes-
selhoestt 8, Holmes 2, Page 10, P..
Wesselhoestt 2.
Wewahitchka 70, Carrabelle 51
The Wewahitchka Gators
jumped out to an early 26-14 lead
by the end of the first quarter arid
held on the remainder of the ball-
s game' for a 70-51 victory 'over
Carrabelle in a District 4, Class
2A match-up. The Gators led 36-
28 at halftime, and outscored'the
Panthers 34-23 in the second half
of play.
Derrick Williams led all scor-
ers with 26 points and paced
NWewahitchka's offense. P.J. Addi-
son and Patrick Kerrigan each
added 11 points for the Gators (4-
2, 2-0). ,
GATORS 26 10 20 14 70
CARR 14 14 13 10 --i 51
WEWA- P. J. Addison 11, Bran-
d a don'Jones 9, Patrick Kerrigan 11. 1
.ady Derrick Williams 26, Pete Taunton
ch. 8, Nick Hall,3, andTim Pittman 2.
CARR- Rankin 16, Holton 8, Mil-
S ton 5, Fleming 3, Brock 8, and -
g Belcher 9.


To 6-0 Record
.


LARKS 26 17 19 19 81
IJ- Mosi Quinn 11, Kedrick
rry 13, Travis Jenkins 12, Dex-
r Gant 6,. Seneca Chambers 6,
rnce Larry 17, Clay Smallwood
and Kyron Bailey 14.
CHS- Goodman 1, Adkinson 3,
land 2, Bryce ,15, Smith 4,
iker 9, and Tyner 6.

Ort St. Joe 77, Rutherford 49
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
cked up their sixth straight vic-
ry with Tuesday night's 28
rit, 77-49, blowout over the
itherford Rams. The #2 ranked
gers Sharks used their full-
urt press defense to jump out to.
18-8 lead by the end of the first
carter. Port St. Joe then
itscored the Rams 16-8 in the
cond quarter for a 34-16 lead at
lftime. The Tiger Sharks opened
up in the fourth quarter.
itscoring Rutherford 26-13.
Kedrick Larry led all scorers
id paced the Tiger Sharks with
7: points. Travis Jenkins added
5 for 6-0 Port St. Joe.

AMS ,8 8 16 13 49
HARKS 18 16 17 26 77
SJ- Mosi Quinn 6, Santiel
chambers 2, Kedrick Larry 27,
*avis Jenkins 15, Dexter Gant 8,
eneca Chambets 9,: Lance Larry
Clay Smallwood 3, Tremaine


Lewis 2.
RUTH- Anderson 1, Mitchell 8,
Dupart 2, Culver 12, Greene 11,
Myrick 7, and Chisolm 8.


PSJ's Kedrick Larry shoots 'a
jump shot over a Ram defender.


The Tiger Sharks' Mosi Quinn defends a Ram guard (21) as he
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"Home Health Care Keeps You Home"


By Jessica Summers
"I promised him I wouldn't
put him in a nursing home,"
reveals Lottie Leonard, resident of
Wewahitchka and wife of Robert
Leonard, a victim of Parkinson's
disease.
To the many caregivers like
Lottie who have made this
promise, a potentially life-threat-
ening situation can arise for their
informed loved one. Elderly family
members whose health is declin-
ing, as well as those suffering
from chronic medical conditions,
often require care beyond their
family's ability.
The caregiver must assume
responsibility for multiple medica-
tions, equipment management,
and personal. hygiene for their
sick---one daunting task for one
who may have.never been educat-
ed in medicine. Home health care
is the obvious answer for such a
need. It provides the ability to
receive follow-up care by skilled
nurses in the home,
Home health is not a new ser-
vice, however its popularity has
climaxed in recent years. And
.even as the demand rose, in 1997,
Medicare enforced cutbacks that
have caused changes in health-
care. These changes some health-
care workers describe as "trau-
-matic." Adapting to these modifi-
cations-has -been a slow, but ulti--
mately successful process.
Homecare patients are usual-
ly. homebound, and in need of a
"skilled" procedure (such as IV
infusions; insulin Injections,
catheter changes, etc.) and/or
require observation, assessment,
teaching and training. These
patients.hre usually in their late
.70s and many are diabetic. Other
commonly treated conditions in
home health are congestive heart
failure,i arthritis, stroke, and,


wounds.
"It means the difference
between staying home with your
family and going to a nursing
home or assisted living facility,",
states Judy Longhey, RN at NHC
Home'care. "Many times the care-
givers are older or as old as the
patients," she explains.
Maureen Madison, Adminis'-
trator of NHC stresses that home-
care does not take the place of
nursing homes, but can play a
part in the prevention of such a
measure. The nurses and staff are
able to identify signs and symp-
toms that may lead to further hos-
pitalization.
"We pick up on small prob-
lems that could turn into major
issues. We help with early detec-
tion" says- Madison.
*
During their patients' time of
need, nurses, aides, and physical
therapists providing care are fre-
quently impacted just as greatly
as patients.
Administrator of Marquis
Home Health, Susan Blevins, rec-
ollects her most moving experi-
ence in medicine as the time she
cared for a patient stricken with
the AIDS virus.
"He was a wonderful man...So
caring and thankful, yet he knew
he was dying," Blevins says.'
"You become part of their
family and you get very attached,'"
she concluded.
*
In August, Robert Leonard,
82, was sent .home after 22 days
in a hospital. Doctors had little
faith that he would. survive for
much longer. Parkinson's disease
and an unknown number of small
strokes had rendered him motion-,
less and unable to do anything for
himself.


Lottie, his wife, became his
sole caregiver. Each of their five
children was working and lived In
different areas around the coun-
try. However, Robert's doctor had
arranged for home health to inter-
vene, and by the time they arrived
home, a special bed and the nec-
essary equipment had been set
up.
Time was of the essence for
Robert said his doctors, yet he
seemed to ignore their poor prog-
nosis. Each day; Robert's strength
gradually returned to his tinv.
five-feet frame. Over the course of
four months, Robert has regained
the ability to walk, with only the
aide of a small cane. ,
Robert proudly recites his
doctor's first statement when
faced with this upwardly mobile
patient:
"'Lord, I never expected to see
that.'"

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.
This 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 at 3:30, will not meet this
month. .

FHP License and
Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license.
and vehicle inspection check-
points from December 17th
through 23rd on CR-274 near
Chipola River, SR-71 near:'CR-
382, and SR-71 near SR-22.:
Recognizing the danger ,pre-
sented to the public by delecti'e
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
Florida.


The weekend of November 26,
in light of his improved eating
habits and weight gain, the couple
decided to cease his tube feedings
and allow him to eat normally.
"He likes to walk to the fridge
* and get his Coke," laughs Judy
Longhey, one of his home health
nurses. "He is amazing," she says.
Lottie is overflowing with
appreciation for the help she
receives in caring for her hus-
band. Having previously fractured
her spine, her back is not able to
handle some of the tasks that her
husband may need physical help
with.
"People who have never had
anything to do with home health
just don't 'know what those girls
are worth," says Lottie. "They
-have been a lifesaver. They
explain things to you and don't
: mind answering questions," she
continues.
Now, Robert sees a nurse
once a week, and has aides come
in dally.to assist with personal
needs. He loves .getting up and'
moving about, especially with his
"baby", a 90-pound German shep-
erd named "Bouncer.":
Thanks to continued care in
his home and .the i mental and
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Gulf County Extension Service

"Parenting and Nurturing Families
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The needs of children can get lost
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Whether you are a parent or a
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Employer Tax
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Mary 'B. Hooks, secretary,
Department of Labor and
Employment Security, announ-
ced this week the. year 2000
Florida Unemployment Compen-
sation Employer Tax Rates.
Year 2000 Tax Rates ,
Florida's 378,000 employees
will soon receive written notifica-
tion of their Unemployment
Compensation tax rates for calen-
dar year 2000. The minimum,'
2000 tax rate is .0000 (0.0%) and
the maximum is .0540 (5.4%).
Approximately 57 percent of
Florida's employers will benefit
from the zero tax rate -and pay no
taxes for wages in calendar year
2000. In comparison, approxi-:
mately 51 percent of Florida's
employers paid the minimum tax'
rate of .0012 (0.12%) in 1999.
The tax rate for new employ-
ers and for employers not yet eli-,
gible to be rated will be .0200
(2.0%) in calendar year 2000.
Tax Rate Reduction in 2000 .-
The 1999 Legislature 'passed
and the governor signed into. law-
an Unemployment Compensation
employer tax rate reduction to
begin January 1, 2000, and end
December 31, 2000. The 2000 tax
rate reduction is similar to the
rate reduction enjoyed by employ-
ers in 1998.
Employers are reminded that
they should continue to use the
1999 tax rates for the fourth
quarter 1999 Employer's
.Quarterly Report (UCT-6), due no.
later than January 31, 2000.
Voluntary Contributions
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The deadline for employers to
submit requests for participation,
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2000 has been extended until
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rant at a residence in Escambia
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Investigator Ray Briggs of the
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Regional director for the
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Florida residents. These programs
operate under several names,
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invested for a $16,000 return.
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schemes, which may violate sever-
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a lottery."
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involve an investment, which is
defined by law as "any commit-
ment of money or property princi-
pally induced by a representation
that an economic benefit may be
derived from such commitment."
Assistant State Attorney Russ
Edgar of the State Attorney's
Office of the First Judicial Circuit
said, "Florida law specifically pro-
vides that it is a crime for any per-
son to participate or solicit any
person for membership in a pyra-
mid scheme.
Florida law provides that it is
a crime for any person to employ
any artifice, device, or scheme to
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offer, sale, or purchase of an
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Plan now to attend the Great
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Recreation Show at the North
Florida Fairgrounds in Tallahas-
see on March 24-26, 2000.
This big event, presented by
the Florida Association of RV
Parks and Campgrounds, will
feature campground and RV
resorts, recreational vehicles,
camping supplies and equip-
ment; as well as other travel and
outdoor activities and acces-
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Special consumer seminars
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Christmas Events at M.B. Methodist Church
Once again the Mexico' Beach Monday, December 20, at '6:00 and a sing-along. Refreshim
First United Methodist Church p.m., CT, with a live nativity will be served along with hlbt
will-be holding annual Christmas scene. There will be live animals fee and hot chocolate.
events. for the children to see and pet, Then on Friday, Decembe
This year's events start out on Christmas caroling by the choir, at 6:00 p.m., CTV the church


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


iFirst 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 . .. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .. .............. .. 7:00 p.m.
We .Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost WVith Us


I 'rstUnitedMethfodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410,
L& 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
: Church/Home: 648-8820 Office Phone: 648-8820


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


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508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship . 10 a.m.
Adult School ......... 11 a.m.


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r 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
Sunday School ........ .. . 9:.
Worship Service .. ............. .. 11:
Disciple Training ... ...... .. . 6:0
Evening Worship ... ........... . 7:0
SWednesday Prayer Meet;ng .......... 7:0
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


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801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
,i : 3Sunday School . . 10:00
Morning Service ....... 11:00
Evening Service . . .. 6. 0
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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Snday School ............ 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
S { morning Worship .. 11:00 a.m. Fellowvship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
'(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
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The First United Methodist
Church will present its eighteenth
annual live nativity scene .on
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday,
December 19, 2.0, and 21, 'from
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
:Sunday, December 19, the
chancel choir will be presenting
its Christmas cantata at the 11:00
morning worship service.


nents
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will


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 at 111-
A 22nd Street in Mexico Beach.


".A Christmas Legacy"
The Beach Baptist Chapel
choir and drama team will be pre-
senting "A Christmas Legacy",
Sunday, December 19th, at 11:00
S.m., ET, and Monday, December
20th, at 7:00 p.m., ET.
This musical combines song
and drama to share a message of
the trutth of God's gift to us, His
son Jesus, and how we are to
pass that truth from generation to
generation.
u, Everyone is invited to attend
and share with them in this cele-
bration of Christmas.


The youth of the church will
display a realistic depiction of the
nativity on Sunday. December 19,
at 7:00 p.m. The evening worship
service will be held at the.nativity
site.
' The community is Invited to
join in the service, singing
Christmas carols. and realizing
the true meaning of Christmas.


Members of the First' United Methodist Church in Port St.
Joe will present their annual live nativity scene next week.


On the Way to Bethlehem
In Luke 2:4 & 5 we find, "And
Joseph' also went up from Galilee,
from the city of Nazareth, to
Judea to the city of David, which
is called Bethlehem to be enrolled
with Mary, his. betrothed, who
Swas with child,"
S Each year Christians need to
take a trip. This is a spiritual
OliverF. .TTa~lor 'journey :.We, need ,to leave the
Visitaton, Minister, First world orof 'everyday occurrences
{ntitedi Methodist churchh and g6'with' Mary and"Joseph :to
Bethlehem. There in the manger
we can receive spiritual renewal and a new birth in
Christ.
Sometime between now and Christmas there will be
many manger scenes in our area. Everyone needs to view
this scene every year. We need to take some time to make
the spiritual journey to Bethlehem. This is what
Christmas is all about.


Abe Springs
Christmas Events


o : ,, Bake Sale
45 am The Ladies Auxiliary; of .the
00 am Abe Springs Baptist Church will
00 pm be having a bake sale on
00 pm Saturday, December 18. They will
00 pm. be, at the .Dollar General store in
,Blountstown, beginning at 7:00
S a.m., CT.
S,For your. Christmas .baked
items. please stop by and visit
- their table or for your special
, order, please call Betty Pitts at
1 674-5880 and leave a message
and she will return your call.
'Gospel Sing
At 7:00 'p.m., CT, 'the church
Sa.m. will be having a Christmas gospel
sing, 'Everyone is invited to go and
a.m. sing. They will be gIving away a
picnic bench table- during the
4 p.m. sing. ..
nK 'M: ; TnLtr i AIIPll dO.LIUr l r inciA


gation extend a warm invitation to
everyone. For more information
please call 674-5880.

"The Churches of
Christ Salute You"
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.m. CT
Wednesday
Bible Study ..... 7:00 p.m. CT


The church is located at 311 Thank You
Columbus Street in St. Joe Beach.
For more information please call Thank you for your expres-
647-5926. sions of sympathy for Mentha L.
Jenkins, my wife, our mother, our
t Worsip atthe'grandmother, aunt, and friend.
We are gratefully, acknowledging
and thanking you for your kind
Ci ,expression of sympathy.
The Jenkins Family

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

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

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor

Discover God's Love!
Go's^^[ Everyone welcome ,
Long Avenue

is. BAPTIST CHURCH \
higher 1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p..
I Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Childiefi & 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


'"A Po Hof Victo-y"

S Fist CkLirc of 0 ke azarene
24'0 Long e ne Part. St. Joe, Florida '2456
"'- -(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ........ ... .... 0 a m. (1i e unto tke Lo,.- thle glory
Sunday Morning Worship ........ .... 11 a m. e l. ,d 1me. otlsOI Lr' flie
Sunday Evening Worship .. .. .. .. 6 p.m. Lo.ds i tkl e b a.ihy O.holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. P ., ', '

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First Baptist Church

tMexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
.se. Worship Sundays at:10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
ioi.i .. Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
t '1 Wednesday Prayer alnd Bihl,: Stud',' at 6:00 p.m.
S" Please note. all times centraL"
Located a[ 823 N 15th St l ie\ls Bec h C.:.rner of I h & (Cjlt'ornij 648-5776



CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


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Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREEEI'GHT. LESSON BIBI..E'STUDY
0. O. Box '58 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marviri Avenue


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This Sunday December 19th

Guest Speaker:

Mike Bivens
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Mike is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training, Center aid has t

Master Degrees from Oral Roberts' Universiy. .FHe teaches


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does theologi (al


Coming Next Week:


SWednesday, December 29th and Sunday, January 2nd'
SGuest Speaker: Robert Murray

Anointed teacher and minister of the Gospel


OPEN NOW W!


Family L Fe Chur ch

"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus" Po Si. Joe
nW-vOA


323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe
(850) 229-L.FE (5433) '
10:30 Sunday Morning
7:0.0 Wednesday Evening


Hwy. yo
Apolachicola ... E i 9 -W ... Panama City
Hwy.
71 Reid Ave.
S* Family ife Church
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18th Annual Live Nativity


Kenneth Hoagin Jr.'s Rhema:Bible Cfhurch and

research for. the. ,Hagini m ministry. '


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. DECEMBER 16, 1999


From the Staff and Students at




Gulf County's


Elementary, Middle and High School Education Facilities


From the Hallways of

Wewahitchka

High School
by Pamela Holmes
Senior Student


Ni


As usual Christmas time is early on December 21, and will
meyusy frWH Eventsm not.return until January 5. WHS
extremely busy for WHS. Events wishes everyone a' merry.
from basketball games to chorus Christmas and a safe New Year
Christmas and a safe New Year
specials seem to bloom into place celebration.
duriing this time of year. Holiday
practices seem to need out time A new organization at WHS is
and energy every day. the "Academics Team." Recently,:
Recently, on December 8th, they, traveled to Gainesville to
Robin Leite from the Art Institute compete. The members on the
of Fort Lauderdale came to WHS team are Ashley Padgett, Kim
to gve a presentation n this par- Gaskin, Myron May, and Teresa
toveapresentaononthispar- d Jackson. We also ,have a middle
cular art college. She discuss school academics club entitled
several topicssuch as culinary "Odyssey of the Mind." We wish'
arts, web design, photography, both teams lots of luck in the
and telecommunications.
future.
This presentation, was for g
juniors ad seniors. I was attention or this season is bas-
approximately one hour long. She ketbo WHS hs some. pretty
passed out examples of works good teams. Our varsity boys
that students of A.I. had complet- tbalteam has had a. eat
ed. She also discussed the pay basketball so farm has
rate of each profession. Several season so
students were interested 'in On .December 9, .the boys
attending this school after gradu- played R. F. Muriroe at the visi-
ation. tors' gymnasium. \VHS won 71-
.On' Tuesd December 14- 63. It was 'a great game. They also
e."- .t NayDe lr."1o' played Blountstown on Friday,
theA Wewahitchka High School December 10. It was a "blow-out"
Chapter of the National Honor game. WHS won 58-31. Greatjob,-
Society w ill. hold its annual all game. WHS awesome gae. Therejob,
Induction. It will heldd in the o o awome ge
WI-IS -. C m duin seon _l m ,is no doubt about it that our boys
H SdCommons du..g secn fiknow what they are doing.
period. Parents of students who' ,' l ar do. i
were inducted are invited to ,The varsity girls' basketball
attend. Food will' be served tfor team has also been working hard.
new members and their family. The girls played Apalachicola on
December 10. Unfortunately, the
:The W'IHS chorus and the girls were defeated, however they
WHS band will hold a special per-. played a grueling game. Great try
formance at the Wewahitchka girls-keep up the good work.
Elementary School for the A special thanks to our cross-
Christmas holidays. They will per- ing guards Timothy Pittman and
form several of their new Shra1 Gilbault. You both provide
Christmas songs. T'ipe chorus Will a valuable service to our students
also hold two performances start- and the community. Keep up the
ing.around 9:4.5 a.m. in the _WHS --exceDona work .
Commons on December 16. It will The "Student of the Week" In
be a luK"vent for all that attend. the junior high Is Scott Bradley.
If you are not able to see Congratulations, Scott.
those performances but would WHS is always full of surpris-
like to see the chorus, they will es every day. These that I am able
also, be performing at Lake Alice to share with you are only a few of
Park on Saturday, December 18. our best..Please keep in mind we
The performances will be held have several other wonderful
before the, annual Christmas things that are happening and
parade around 2:30 p.m. things that are happening and
parade around 2-30 p.m. there's still more to come..
This is the first year for our e appreciate all the support
chorus, so please come out and that we receive in all of our
support them. They have been events. Hopefully this holiday
getting ready for these concerts by season will be a little better with
practicing and working hard. every passing day. Mey
Speaking of Christimas, stu- Christmas and have a great week.
dents will be released from school


News For The Week
PSJHS's 2nd Annual Military
Ball Was A Great. Success!
Submitted by
Cadet Ensign Christa Dykes
Once again, the NJ ROTC unit
at Port St. Joe High School: has
had a busy couple of weeks and
we are going to be very busy dur-
ing the holidays. From Christmas
parties to fund raisers to final
exams, we all have and will be
'going full steam ahead.
This past Saturday, Decem-
ber llth, we had our 2nd Annual
Military Ball and once- again it
was a huge success. Everyone
was dressed for the occasion with
the gentlemen in their dress uni-
forms and the ladies in their
.evening gowns, arid' we all had a
great time.
We would like to extend our
thanks to all of the cadets' par-
ents for- supplying the food, the
cadets and their guests for sup-
plying the "Toys for Tots," and
"Top" for once again allowing us
to have this very nice party.
The Officer' Corps extended
their thanks for Top's hard work
by presenting him with a Marine
Corps watch. He was very sur-
prised and proud of his new time
piece.
We would also like to extend a
special thanks to Saint Joseph's
Catholic Church for allowing us to
have the ball in their recreation
hall and to Koran Peters, Rod
Chambers, and Mario Swanston
for providing the music for us at a
last minute's notice.
Thank you to Mrs. Ann
Comforter and the Athletic
Department for the loan of the.
electronic equipment so our fine


DJ's could do such a. wonderful
job. We really appreciate all the
support from everyone. who'
.helped to inake the ball so great.
As some people may know,
last Friday we started a fund rais-
er to raise money to help our
Booster Club pay for our trip to
the Navy field meet we will be tak-
ing on. February 4th'and 5th.
This fund raiser is called
"Scratch & Help." Just to warn
you, some cadets ,may come to
your door and ask you to scratch
off two or more circles in their
booklets. If you are nice enough to
do so, whatever amount of money
is under the scratch offs (between
$.50 and $3.00) will be the
amount that you donate to our
unit.
If you help us by scratching
circles, you will be given a sheet of
coupons just for participating. So,
everyone please start scratching!!
The fund raiser will end Tuesday,
December 21st.
Well, as you can tell we are
having a busy couple of weeks to
end the semester. This may be the
last article we submit 'until after
the new year, but be sure to keep
us in mind anyway. We wish
everyone a happy and holy
Christmas and a wonderful new
year. Stay safe during the holi-
days.
Semper Fill!

PSJ Project

Grad Fund Raiser
Project Graduation for the
Class of 2000 for Port St. Joe High,
School is selling lighted "PSJ
Sharks" spirit buttons.
The cost per button is $3.50
and they can be purchased at the
home basketball games and.from
Project Graduation committee
members Susan Stephens or
Janet Conoley at Capital City,
Bank or Dewanna Johnson at
Emerald Coast Credit Union.
These would make great
stocking stuffers! Please support
Project Graduation.


The parents shown above were among those who were recent-
ly taken "back to school" at Wewahitchka Elementary School
and others schools throughout the county.
sonal songs and poetry for the

These special events' were
coordinated by ViES guidance
counselor Pam Lister.' Her initia-
frmtive and that of our teachers,'par1
cents, and students made, this a
reWarding experience for all. The,
smiles 'on the faces of both par-
ents and students left the WES
instructional staff looking forward
to participating in'"Take Our
Parents to School Week" again
ch olInext year.


* Wewahitchkal. Elementary,
School recently; participated in,
"Take Our Parents to School
Week" for the second year, and as
with last year, it was a tremen-
dous success.,
"Take Our Parents to School,
Week" is a community awareness
program in which parents' and
grandparents are invited to the
school for a variety of activities
intended to give them a sense of
what a typical school day is like
for their child.
-Each homeroom teacher was
asked to find ^,tiy .tihatl they
could In vite parents" intf' the
classroom so that they could
share in the educational process
of their children. WES teachers
embraced this opportunity with
enthusiasm.
The activities to which par-,
ents. were invited varied from
classroom to classroom. Fourth
grade teacher Lori Hast shared a.
"Power Writing" lesson with par-
ents (see adjacent photograph).
This helped them to better under-
stand how our, fourth grade stu-
dents are prepared, for the annual
Florida Writesl exam.
Continuous Progress, teacher
Judi Lister asked parents to.
assist second grade students in,
writing a letter to be delivered via
the WES Postal Service. Other
teachers shared mathematics and
phonics lessons with participating
parents. Still others just "opened"
their doors for the day and par-
ents were permitted to visit at
their leisure throughout the day.
Many of our primary teachers
and students also took advantage
of the opportunity to perform sea-

GC Supervisor of

Elections To Award

Two Scholaships
Cora Sue Robinson, Gulf
County Supervisor of .Elections,
has announced that the Florida
State Association of, Supervisors
of Elections will award two $500
scholarships at their summer
conference in June next year.
To be eligible for the FSASE
scholarship, the student must be
either, a political science/public
administration or journalism/
mass communication major.
The student must be enrolled
or accepted as a full-time student
in a senior, college or university in.
Florida. No post-graduate or sec-
ond degree students -are eligible.
Applications must be turned in to
the elections office by March 15,
2000.
To find out more about the
scholarships and additional eligi-
bility requirements, interested
students can call the Gulf County
Supervisor of Elections Office at
229-6117, or 639-5069, or go by
the office, located in Room 122 of
the Gulf County Courthouse.

/229-TIPS\

(229-8477)

DRUG TIPS LIME

Sponsored by the Gulf County
,1 Sheriff's Department /


Faith Christian will be dis-
missed for 'the Christmas holi-
days, Friday, December 17, at
12:00 noon, ,and school will'
resume for students on Tuesday,
January 4, The FCS staff will
meet at 9:00 a.m. on January. 3
for a work day.
Don't forget to come to the
Christmas program Friday at
.either 8:30 or 9:10 in the morn-
ing. Grades three and four are
presenting their own version of
the story of "The Three Trees"
under the direction of their teach-
ers Karen Odom' and Mabel
Hodges.
Several of the seventh and
eighth grade students and their
teachers enjoyed a trip to the gov-
ernor's mansion arid the Capitol
in Tallahassee this past Monday.
They especially enjoyed the
Christmas decorations at 'the
Governor's home and the view
from the 22nd floor of the Capitol


L PHIN NE WS
FROM


MENTAWR Y SCHOOL


.Thanks
Our third grade, Christmas
program, "The Spirit of
Christmas," was a big success. A
special thanks to Vickie and Larry.
Scheffer for their hard work on
the backdrops,' and to Ard's
Florist for use of the plants. Also,
thank you third grade teachers
for your hard work and dedication
to the program. ..
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, signyour child in/out of
school. Do not go to your child's
classroom. Thanks for your coop-
eration.
Take Charge of Education
If you shop at Target, please
sign up for a Target Guest Card
and specify that Port St. Joe
Elementary School benefit from
your purchases. For more infor-
mation, please call 1-800-316-
6142.
Grading Period
Our grading period will end
on December 21. Report cards
will'be sent home on January 14.,
If you would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Early Dismissal
School will be dismissed at
11:35 on Tuesday, December 21.
Our Christmas holidays begin
December 22 and end January 5.
Students return to school on
Thursday, January 6. Have a very
merry Christmas and happy new
year!
Florida Prepaid College
Program'
College tuition in Florida has
increased 80 percent in just a lit-
tle more than 10 years. Indica-
tions are that this trend will con-
tinue.
With the Florida Prepaid
College Program, you can fight
inflation by locking' in the'cost of
college tuition, fees, and dormito-
ry housing-at. a fixed price-'
today. It's more affordable than
you think.
For more information, please
call 1-800-552-4723 (press
prompt 1),


G/F Center Offers Certified

Nursing Assistant & Patient '

Care Technician Programs
Beginning January 24, 2000
the Gulf/Franklin Center will
offer courses leading to qualifica-
tion as a. certified nursing assis-
tant (CNA) or a patient care tech-
nician (PCT).
Students who successfully
complete two courses, lasting
from January 24 until March 1,
will be eligible to take the Florida.
state examination to become a
CNA. Students who successfully
continue until May 8 will receive a
certificate as a PCT.
Financial aid is available for


P.E. Wellness Tip of the Week
-FOOD PYRAMID"
A food pyramid is a tool that
can help you have a healthful
diet. The food pyramid divides
foods into five groups and tells
you how many servings you
should eat from each group.
The following are some of the
foods that make up the food pyra-
mid that are recommended for all
children of different ages:
*Milk Group-cheese. butter,l
ice cream, and yogurt;
*Vegetable Group-broccoli,
lettuce, spinach, and carrots;
*Meat Group-pork, steak,
beef, and beans;
*Fruit Grou p-apples.
oranges, tangerines, and can-
taloupes; and
*Bread Groups--rolls, cereal,
crackers, and pasta.

QuickBooks Seminar
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business Develop-,
ment Center and the Veterans
Business Outreach Center ,will
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. ,


qualified 'individuals. Students
may register for these courses at
the Gulf/Franklin Center until
January 24.
For more information, call.
227-9670. The' Gulf/Franklin,
Center Is the local campus of Gulf'
Coast! community College, .offer-
ing the A.A.-and A.S degrees and
vocational certificates. It is locat-'
ed at. 3800 Garrison Avenue in
Port.St. Joe. '


Faith Christian School

building. ,
The students in our fourth
grade have written a sentence or
two about "Heaven's Greatest.
Gift." We would like to share some
of them with you. '
Joshua Zuber-Christmas .,
means to get together and love
each other. It's about Jesus' birth-,.
day. It's about family, loving, g'iv
ing gifts to0 people., and inviting
poor people to eat and giving them
money and gifts that they want
the most. ,'.
Shane Duty-Christmas
means to me that Jesus was bo'ri
and our Savior came.
Trevor Sea--I thank Jesus
for dying on the Cross for our
sins.
Zach Talor- Ch ristmas
means to me: Love. Joy. Peace,
Patience. Kindness. Goodness
Jesus' birth. Christmas trees,
Family and Love. "
Olivia Lambersori-Heaven's
greatest gift is Jesus. He's my
greatest gift. I really love Jesus
because He first lovedme.
Trevor Burch--Christmas i
the birth of Christ. It's giving. It.'s
also about family getting together.
Christmas is the Giving Spirit of
the year. It's my favorite time of
the year.'
Albert Scheffer-Christmas
means Peace,. Joy, Love, Trees."
Ornaments, Cookies, Christ's
Birthday and Angels.
All of us at Faith Christian
School wish you a, wonderful
Christmas and a/safe and joyous
holiday. "Thanks be unto God for
his unspeakable gift." .II Cor. 9:15.,


There are,i" only a fewy
announcements this week and-
the first has to do with that great
American, pastime-baseball. Any
middle school student who wishes
to sign up for baseball must sigh '
the baseball form in the front
office by the end of this week.
The sign-up period is one
week only. Anyone who fails to6
sign up by this time will not be""
-allowed to participate. Our condi-
tioning program will begin',
January i-it 3'315'. The location:,
of the- ..conditioning will, be
announced at a later date
Each. participant must have
the following before participating;
in the program: a physical for this
schoolyear;; a signed parent per-
mission:,forni; and meet. eligibility
standards established by the
Florida High School -Activities
Association. Don't miss out .. .4
Friday, December 17, is the final,
day ,to sign up.
Port St. Joe -Middle School's'
annual holiday social and dance',.
will take place on Tuesday,.
December '21, 'from 10:15 to,
11:50 a.ma Traditionally, our ste-
dents have worn their.' Sunday ,
best, and ,the refreshments have:-
been. more elaborate for this'
event. '
Expect your students to tqll,
-you what his or her AA group has
been assigned to bring for the
pdrty. PTSO officers have met this
week to make those assignments,,'
and we'll be passing the requests.
to you through your child. Fe4l,
free to call the school if you have'
questions. .. .
There is also one more small
thing. FCAT is approaching very
fast As I write, there are 33
school days left until the: big.
event. So .parents', please hdlp"
your students prepare for this
important test..
Until next week try to'
enjoy all your' holiday prepara-.
tions.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 9 -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
SuInary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
November 30. 1999, and entered in Case No. 98-
287-CA of the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Front Steps of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 5th Street. Port St. Joe, Florida.
at 11:00 a.m.. EST. on the 29th day of December
1999. the following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment:
tots 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,
rents, royalties, mineral. oil and gas rights
and profits, water rights and stock and all
fixtures 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-
ceedifg should contact the individual or agency
* sending notice no later than seven days prior to
the'proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955r8771, or. Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770. Via
Flor(da Relay Service.
,BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of the Circuit and
County Court
By: /s/ M. Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
2tc. December 9 and 16, 1999 .

IN 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
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 2. 1999.
and entered in Civil Case No. 99-liiCC 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 forth in said
Final Judgment, to-wi ,
The SW 114 of Farm'#84; Gulf County Farms
'Unit Three. Commence at the N.W. comer of
Section 30, TIS. 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
2A12.50 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
SCiRC iT COURT CLERK
S* % I / s.' MI Vaughan ,
Depur, Clerk
2tc, December 9 and 16. 1999.

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
CoaimiAison ofH ne Ciry f fPon St Je FRionda i its
meeting on the 21 s a y oy f December. 1999 al 6 00
p.m min the Conrmiuk.in Chaib,-r at Cir., Hall. 305 ,
Ceil G Cosuir. Sr Blvd Port S .Joe. Flo,-d sill
clhisider Ior adopuon an Ordinance wilh the follow-
Ing ude
I AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR A
,! CHANGE OF ZONING FOR A CERTAIN
AREA OF THE CITY, AND PROVIDING
i AN EFFECTIVE DATE.. '
All interested parties are invited to attend and be
herpd. Copies of .sad Ordmance are on ille at the
Ofice of the Ci, Cle.rk ana ma, be inspected by the
public during nornual working murs
Board ci. C1y Cc.iru-ssiorn
City of Port St. Joe, Florida
Frank Pate. Mayor
S2t4?December 9 and 16, 1999


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
,-IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF1
MILTON LAWANE DUKE. CASE #: 99-60


-CP


Prooate Division
SDeceased.
/.
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. .1
All persons having claims or demands against
the .estate are required. WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM'THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. :o file %ii, m.e clerk of the above
coan a written tirrerin ol any nclimn or demand
they rAy have. Each clh rim nimu 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 secunty shall be described. .The
clamrrant shall deLier ufflcient copies of the claim
to the clerk to enable the clerk to mall'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
THI- NOTICE, toHfile any objections they may have
that'chalenge the.qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, or the venue of Jurisdiction 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
S, MILTON LAWANE DUKE. Deceased.
J. MARTIN HAYES
Florida Bar No. 0971766
Attorney at Law
322 McDanlel Street
Ta~llhassee. Florida 32303
(850) 224-2422
Attorney for Personal Representative
2tc. December 9 and 16, 1999
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
SBID #9900-04
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from'nmy person, company. or cor-
poration interested in providing the following:
S 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.
Divery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the BID
is for.
Any questions regarding this bid can be directed to
ithe .Gulf County Water.Department at (850) 229-
'611 l. Bids will be received until Monday. December
l0. 1999 at 5:00 p.m.. E.D.T., at the Office of the
iClerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costln, Sr.. Blvd., Port
,St. Joe, Florida 32456. The Board reserves the right'


to reject any and 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
BID NO. 9900-05
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive 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-
ing), located at the Gulf County
Courthouse.
Drawings and specifications may be obtained for
$25.00 per set from the Gulf County
Planning/Building Department. Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costiln. Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8944.
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
the contract sum will be required when contract is
finalized. Bidders must be licensed for the State of
Florida:.
Please indicate on your envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the bid is
for.
Bids will be received until 11:00 a.m., E.S.T. on
Wednesday. January 5. 2000 at .the Clerk's Office,
Gulf County Courthouse, '1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148. Port St. Joe, FL 32456..
The Board reserves the right to reject, any and all
bids, and to waive irregularity in the bids and in the
bidding.
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 APPLICATION
F(R WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes, the following applications) for
water use permit(s)'has (have) been received by the
Northwest Florida Water Management District:
Application number 105792 filed 11/23/1999
South Gulf Co. .Volunteer Fire Dept., 240 Cape San
Bias Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of 115 gallons
per day from the Floridan Aquifer System for
Public Supply use by a proposed facility.
General withdrawal locations) in, Gulf County:
T09S. R11W. Sec. 23
-Interested persons may object to or comment upon
the applications or submit a written request for a
copy of the staff reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the applications) by writing
to the Division of Resource Regulation of the
Northwest Florida Water Management District,
Route 1. Box 3099. Havana, Florida 32333-9700.
but such comments or requests must be received by
5 o'clock p.m. on December 30, 1999.,
No'further public hotce will be provided regarding
this (these) applications(s). .Publication of this notice
constitutes constructive notice of this permit appli-
cation to all substantially affected persons. A copy of.
the staff reports) must be requested in order to
remain advised of further proceedings and any pub-
lic hearing date.,Substantially affected persons are
entitled to request an administrative hearing regard-
ing the proposed agency action by submitting a writ-
ten request according to the provisions of 40A-
.1.521. Florida Administrative .Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency Action will be mailed only to per-
sons who have filed such requests.
ltc. December 16, 1999.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
WETAPPO, INC.,
Plaintiff,


vs.


CASE NO. 99-357-CA


MITCHELL T. POLLOCK and
wife, SHANNON M. POLLOCK,,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE ,
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Default Judgment dated the 9th day of
December, 1999 in Case No. 99-357-CA of the
Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in
and for Gulf County. Florida, in which WETAPPO,
INC. is Plaintiff, and MITCHELL T. POLLOCK and
wife. SHANNON M. POLLOCK, are the 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 o'clock am.. Eastern Standard
Time, on the 12th day of January, 2000, the prop-
erty described in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and by
this reference made a part hereof.
DATED THIS 10th day of Dec., 1999,
BENNY C LISTER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:'/s/T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
EXHIBIT "A"
DESCRIPTION
PARCEL A
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN A PORTION OF SEC-
TION 33, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST;
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 33.
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST: THENCE
SOUTH 00*22'57" EAST, 70.00 FEET ALONG THE
EAST LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (1/4)
OF SAID SECTION TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHER-
LY RIGHT OF:WAY LINE OF PLEASANT REST
CEMETERY ROAD; THENCE ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE NORTH
8916'17" WEST. 1030.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING: THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY LINE SOUTH 00*20'31" WEST,
210.00 FEET: THENCE NORTH 8916'17" WEST.
105.00 FEET: THENCE NORTH 00-20'31" EAST,
210.00 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID SOUTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY LINE,' THENCE. ALONG SAID
SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, SOUTH 8916'17"


NOT I


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1999 PAGE 5B



VFW Has A Very



Busy December


Donations Awarded

Each year Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative (GCEC) recognizes
local volunteer fire departments for the role they play in our
society. Recently, GCEC board members awarded $500 dona-
tions to the 14 VFD's that are served by GCEC.
In the photo above GCEC trustee Lowrey Wilhite (right) is
shown presenting a check to Curtis Hardy, chief of the White
City Volunteer Fire Department.'
'"Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative feels that the $500 is a
small contribution to such a worthy cause. The men and women
who make up these VFD's are the true heroes of their communi-
ty," stated Michael White, manager of marketing and members
services for Gulf Coast EC.
The 14 VFD's that received donations were: Ebro,.
Greenhead, Howard Creek, Kinard, Sand Hills, Scott's Ferry,,,
Southport, Wewahitchka, Dalkeith, Overstreet, Mossy Pond,
Green Hills, Bayou George and White City.


training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who com-
plete basic training earn credits
toward. an associate ,degree
through the Community College'.
f the Air Force. .
! Thompson is'the son of Vivian
and Melborne V. Thomspon of'
Port'St. Joe. He is a 1998 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School


GCSC Needs Met

The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association, Inc. appreci-
ates all the donations that were
made due to the article about
their current needs in the paper.
At this time all of their needs
have been met. Again, thank you
for all your donations.


John C. (Chad) Thompson


Thompson Graduates

Basic Military Training
Air Force Airman, John,, C. i
(Chad) Thompson has graduated
from basic. military training at
Lackland Air Force Base in San
Antonio,. Texas.
During the six weeks of train-
ing, the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization, and
customs and received special


EAST, 105.00 FEETTO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
SAID LANDS CONTAINING 0.51 ACRES, MORE OR
LESS.
ALSO:
DESCRIPTION
PARCEL B
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN A PORTION OF SEC-
TION 33, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH .RANGE 11 WEST,,
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:'
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 33,
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH. RANGE 11 WEST: THENCE
SOUTH 00o22'57" EAST, 70.00 FEET ALONG THE
EAST LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (1/4)
OF SAID SECTION TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHER-
LY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF PLEASANT REST
CEMETERY ROAD; THENCE ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY. LINE NORTH
6916'17" WEST. 925.91 FEET.TO THE POINT OF'
BEGINNING; THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY LINE SOUTH 0020'31" WEST,
210.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89'16'17" WEST.
105.00 FEET: THENCE NORTH 0020'31" EAST,
210.00 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID SOUTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY LINE; THENCE ALONG SAID
SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, SOUTH 89'16'17"
EAST. 105.00 FEETTO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
SAID LANDS CONTAINING 0.51 ACRES, MORE OR
LESS.
2tc. December 16 and 23, 1999.


C E


The Wetappo Landfill and Five Points

Landfill will be closed for the Christmas

holidays Thursday, December 23, Friday,

December 24, Saturday, December 25, and

Sunday, December 26, 1999. Both landfills

will reopen on Monday, December 27,

1999 at their regular times.
2C Decarriber 16 and a 1999






PUBLIC NOTICE


The Gulf County Board of County

Commissioners have cancelled their regular

Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday,

December 28, 1999 at 7:00 p.m., E.T. in

observance of the Christmas holiday.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Billy E. Traylor

Chairman
2tc December 16 and 23, 1999.


The John C. Gainous VFW
Post #10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
are having a busy 'month.
On December 2nd, the Ladies
Auxiliary decorated three Christ-
mas trees at SunRise Care and
Rehabilitation for Bay St. Joseph.
Saturday, December 4th the
men and ladies participated in the
Port. St. Joe Christmas parade.
They gave out candy to the chiil-
dren in attendance.
Their monthly' meeting was,
held on Tuesday. December 14th.
At the meeting names were hand-
ed out to buy Christmas food bas-
kets. At the beginning of the meet-
ing Lisa; Curry. the Voice of
Democracy first place winner,
read her very impressive essay to
the members.


The members' Christmas
party, has been moved to
Saturday, December 18. It will be
held from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.,
ET, at the post home in Highland
View, and members are asked to
bring an hors d'oeuvre.
At Thanksgiving, members
were asked, to bring in a
Christmas gift for a child. Canteen
manager Lori Hadlock then took
the. 52 gifts collected to the
Department of Children and
Families. The gifts will be distrib-
uted locally.
John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
would like to wish everyone a very
merry Christmas and a prosper-
ous, healthy, and happy New
Year.


"9 ANOTHER SERVICE OF THE STAR

Have construction

or house repair

questions?


1i ASK WADE

Question: I am replacing the cabinets in my kitchen and
have seen some I like very much. Does Neil
Kelly Cabinets, Inc. use emission free products
in their cabinets?

Answer: Neil Kelly Cabinets now uses "wheatboard" as a
standard case material on all its cabinets. This
particleboard product made of straw
base/formaldehyde free does nol produce harm-
ful emissions.

Question: Will you please address the advantages of a
steel-beater fiberglass door?

Answer: The steel-beater fiberglass door gives the clas-
sic look of painted wood. It has superior durabil-
ity, won't dent, ding, rust, or split. This beautiful
door will cost no more than a steel door.

Send your questions to: ASK WADE,
P. 0. Box 847, Port St. Joe, FL 32457


Minutes of the .


Gulf County School Board


NOVEMBER 9, 199 1
The Gulf County School Board met,in
regular session on November 9, 1999, at
6:00 p.m., ET, in the Gulf County School
Board Administrative Offices. The following
members were present:, Caroline Norton,
Oscar Redd, 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
Mr. Redd, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mrs. Pierce.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Ms. Judy
Campbell and Mr. Tom Wazlavek addressed
the Board regarding the Instructional
Performance Appraisal.
HEALTH SERVICES UPDATE: Mr.
Doug Kent gave an annual presentation to
update the Board on services provided by
the Gulf County Health Department._'
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mr. Byrd, second by'Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
agenda.
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 of Minutes: The Board approved
the following addition to the ininutes of
the September 7, 1999 meeting:
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mr.
Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved continuation of funding to the
Gulf County Health Department in the*
amount of $12,000 for'the 1999-2000
school year to Support school health
service activities.
The Board approved minutes for October 5,
1999.
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills: Approved
the following budget amendments and
payment of bills:
Budget Amendment I General Fund
Budget Amendment I Capital Projects
Budget Amendment I Special Revenue,
Other
Correspondence: The Board acknowledged'
. correspondence from the family of Vera
Lilly and Emeline Ebersole.
Personnel: Approved Linda Protsman as .a
Finance I employee funded from the
Teen Options grant which will end June
30, 2000. *
Approved Terry Bassett as Coordinator of,
the Teen Options program, a grant fund-
ed position which will end June 30,
2000.
Approved Marty Riley to transfer' from an
aide position to an instructor for the
Teen Options program at Port St. Joe
High for the remainder of the school
year which will end May 25, 2000.
Approved Martin Russ to transfer from mid-
dle school ESE teaching position to
teacher of the -Teen Options program at
Wewahitchka High School, a grant fund-
ed position which will end May 25,
2000.
Approved family medical leave request of
April Bidwell from October 27, 1999 to
December 15, 1999.
Approved Rhonda House as a bus driver for
the 1999-2000 school year.
Approved Joseph Longstreet for a 5/6 math
teaching position at Wewahitchka
Elementary School for the 1999-2000
school year effective October 12, 1999.
Accepted the resignation of Rebecca Smith
from her custodial position effective
October 1, 1999.
Approved Nathan Butler for the supplemen-
tary pay positions of JV Girls Basketball
coach and JV Girls Softball coach for
the 1999-2000 school year at
Wewahitchka High School.
Accepted the resignation of Robert Beck
from his teaching position at Port St.
Joe Elementary School effective
November 5, 1999.
Approved Ben Causey to enter the DROP
program effective August 1, 1999 with a
retirement date set for June 30, 2003.


Appr6oed-Duane McFalanid for the supple.
mnenlary payv pc.-llton of principal
designee at Port St. Joe Elementary
School for the 1999-2000 school year.
Approved the Wewahitchka transportation
supplement be increased to 10% of the
beginning teacher's salary effective for
the 1999-2000 school year.
Approved grant funded Highland View
after-school program and personnel as
submitted.
Approved Teresa Tomlinson as a substitute
bus driver for the 1999-2000 school
year.
Approved Benny Roberts as a volunteer
assistant. coach .t Port St. Joe, High
School for girls softball and girls bas-
ketball for the 1999-2000 school year.
Approved Annie Baker to receive contract
pay for substitute teacher work at Port
St. Joe Elementary School from
September 13 to October 7, 1999.
Approved Lewana Patterson as homebound
teacher at Port St. Joe High School for
the 1999-2000 school year.
Approved transfer .of Hazel Arnold from
aide position at Port St. Joe Elementary
Pre-K to Wewahitchka Elementary aide
position in Pre-K effective October 6,
1999.
Approved Patty Minger, Barbara Schadt,
Edward Cutchin and Sheila McMillian
as substitute bus drivers for the 1999-
2000 school year.
Approved, Shaleen Smith as a School Food
Service substitute worker for the 1999-
2000 school year.'
Approved! Khim Worthingtor,. Diane
Weherley, Marjorie' Lundquist, Patty
Minger, and LaDonna Price as substi-
tute teachers for the 1999-2000 school
year.
Approved one and one-half additional aide
positions at Port St. Joe Middle School
effective December 1, 1999 for the
remainder of the, 1999-2000 school
year.
Approved an'additional clerical aide posi-
tion at Wewahitchka High School for
the 1999-2000 school year..
Approved an additional ESE teaching posi-
tion at Wewahitchka Elementary School
for the .1999-2000 school year.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mr. Byrd, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
1999-2000 Cooperative Agreement with
North Florida Head Start for, Early
Childhood Development Centers.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon,- and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Amendment to Special'
Programs and Procedures for Exceptional
Students Document for 1999-2000 as sub-
mitted.
On recommendation from the
Superintendent, the Gulf County Appraisal
System was removed from consideration of
approval.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved movies requested to be
shown in the classroom as subniitted'by
Ann Comforter, Joy Alles, and Sarah
Johnson.
.On motion by Mr. Redd, second' by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved submission of the WAGES
grant for the 1999-2000 school year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved submission of the Perkins
Sparsity Funds grant for the 1999-2000
school year.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: The
Board reviewed the 1998-99 Annual
Transportation Summary presented, by S.
M. Eubanks.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved bus schedules for early
dismissals on both ends of the county for
SACS planning days and Homecoming
.activity days in November and February.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mr.


Byrd,-.and unanimous vote, rhe Board
approved requests for private utanpuirta
tion of Port St. Joe High School students by
Coach Lacour and Diane McKeithen.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: The
Board reviewed correspondence from the
Gulf County- Board of County
Commissioners regarding a request for
financial assistance to cover attorneys' fees
in the county's effort to gain the property
tax owed to the county by Florida Coast
Paper Company. Additional information
will be requested.
On. motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a contribution to Port St.
Joe High School's Project Graduation 2000
in the amount of $1,000.
The Board reviewed October School
Resource Officer Monthly Activity Reports
from Port St. Joe Middle/Port St. Joe High
Schools and Wewahitchka High School. No
action needed.
On motion by.Mr. Redd, "second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board accepted a bid on a surplus proper-
ty cutter/mixer from Robin Downs in the
amount of $350.00.
ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mr. Redd, and unani-
mous vote, the Board adjourned at 7:35
p.m.

GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
NOVEMBER 16, 1999
.The. Gulf County School Board met in
special session on November 16, 1999, at
9:00 a.m., ET. in the Gulf County School
Board Administrative Offices in Port St.
Joe. The following members were' present:
David Byrd, Caroline Norton, Charlotte
Pierce, Mary Pridgeon, and Oscar Redd.
The Superintendent and Board Attorney
were also present. Superintendent Kelley
presided.
ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD:
The Superintendent called for nominations
for Chairman of the School Board for the
next year. Oscar Redd was nominated by
Mary Pridgeon, second was by Caroline
Norton. Mr. Redd was unanimously elected
Chairman. Immediately after his election,
Mr. Redd took over the chair and presided
at the remainder of the meeting.
Mr. Redd called for nominations for
Vice-Chairman. Mary Pridgeon was nomi-
nated by Charlotte Pierce, second was by
Caroline Norton. Mrs. Pridgeon was unani-
mously elected Vice-Chairman.
On, motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following Schedule for
Regular Board Meetings for the period of
December, 1999, through November. 2000.
December 7, 1999, 9:00 a.m.. ET @ Port
St. Joe High School
January 11., 2000, 6:00 p.m., ET
February 8, 2000. 9:00 a.m., ET @
'Wewahitchka High School
March 7, 2000, 6:00 p.m.. ET
April 4, 2000, 9:00 a.m., ET
May 2, 2000, 6:00 p.m., ET
June 6, 2000, 9;00 a.m., ET
July 11, 2000, 6:00 p.m., ET
August 8, 2000, 9:00 a.m., ET
September 5, 2000, 6:00 p.m., ET
October 3, 2000, 9:00 a.m., ET,
November 14, 2000, 6:00 p.m., ET
November 21, 2000, 9:00 a.m., ET,
Organizational Meeting
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board elected Mr. Redd to continue serving
as the Small School District Council
Consortium Liaison.
On motion by Mr. Byrd. second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Board members to attend
the annual Joint Winter Conference in
Tampa, Florida, November 30 through
December 3, 1999.
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 9:45 a.m.


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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL *THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1999


"Truth" Campaign Increases Awareness and


Strengthens Teens'Anti-Tobacco Attitudes


By: Andy Wilkinson, Financial Advisor
By all accounts the Internet
has had a tremendous impact on
the investment community. For
ianya investors it is an valuablee
Research tool that: helps them
evaluate investment opportunities
and learn about different strate-
gies and techniques.
However, it has also. become a
playground. for unscrupulous
individuals looking to take, advan-
tage of investors :through a variety
'of schemes and scams that
already have 'caused 'financial
harm to unsuspecting individu-
als.
In: 'October. 1998, the
Securities, Exchange Commission
ISEC) 'helped investors under-
stand the magnitude of Internet
investment, fraud when it- filed
charges against 44 stock promot-
ers who failed to disclose to
-investors that 235 companies had
paid them millions of dollars; in
cash and stock shares in return
for Internet-based promotion
efforts that were designed to raise
stock prices. '(Sourte: Securities
Exchange Commission 967
words)- .
Providing inexpensive, conve-
nient access. anonymity, and an
attentive, affluent audience of mil-
lions. it's no surprise that the
Internet'is a popular medium for.
con artists. In'response to the
growth of online 'investment
fraud, the SEC, Federal Trade
Commission, and National
Association of Securities Dealers
have all devoted resources to help
lessen fraudulent activity.
However. the use of invest-
mient scams likely will continue to
proliferate despite enforcement
efforts: therefore it is ex-tremely
important that investors educate
themselves on the types of scams
that exit and thoroughly investi-
gate all investment opportunities
and information' disseminated
through the Internet.
Providing..the availability to
communicate to large audiences
without spending a lot, of time;
effort, or money, there are' three
Internet forums that 'are especial-,
ly popular with con artists; they
include online. investment
newsletters, bulletin boards, and
e-mail.
Online Newsletter
Online investment newslet-
ters have become very popular on
the Internet. Because newsletters.
can easily be made to look like' '*
unbiased information sources.
that offer access to research and,
expert stock picks. they ih'ave
become a choice medium for con
artists looking to prey on unsus-
pecting investors.
. Masquerading as, outlets of
credible information,, some indi-
viduals who publish online
newsletters accept money from
companies in exchange for pro-
moting the stock of the company.,
In an effort to ,maintain credibility
with investors, many of these
newsletters will fail to. disclose
this arrangement.
Another common tactic
employed by illegitimate newslet-
ters is to spread inaccurate infor-
mation or promote worthless
stocks in an effort to drive up the
price of their personal holdings.
(Source: Securities Exchange
Commission 967 words),Once the
price has risen sufficiently theta ,
individuals who, touted the stock
will quickly sell their shares and
reap the profits.
Bulletin Boards
Consisting of "threads" that
are made up of individual mes-
sages referring to a particular
stock, bulletin boards are a popu-
lar forum for investors searching
for information on'specific compa-
nies. Unfortunately, they are also
another tool used by individuals
looking to defraud investors.


Becausee; many", b
boards allow participants t
.guise their identity with an i'
there is no way .of telling
credible the. in(ormatipn
'many bulletin boards. ,
.In an attempt to capital
this opportunity', fraudsters
pretend to reveal "inside" inl


tion on a company,or, attempt,to
pump up a. company. stock price
by posting multiple positive .mes-
sages under .different ; aliases-
thereby giving the'impression that
there is widespread.'interest and
'and' support beh ind the particular
stock. '
.Referred to as "pumping and
dumping" this tacticaIs usually
Done using. ,small-cap 'stocks
because they are less heavily trad-
6d: and therefore 'prices are more
easily manipulated. '
E-Mail
The popularity and. conven-
ince of e-mail provides con artists
with an effective means of reach-
ing countless investors with hard-
ly any effort or cost.
By sending personalized mes-
sages to thousands of individuals
in broadcast -e-malls, con artists
can communicate false informa-
tion about a company or promote
a baseless investment opportuni-
ty.
In many cases, e-mail has
.replaced cold calling and mass
mailing as a means of targeting
individuals to solicit their partici-
pation,In, a particular scam. Con
artists also used e-mail to draw
attention to their own fraudulent
online newsletters and bulletin
board threads....
While investment fraud can
be a problem' facing investors who
( .,


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Slightly more than a year
4 after the launch of the state's
youth anti-tobacco campaign,
awareness of the "truth" cam-'
.,paign and attitudes toward tobac-
co use among Florida teens con-.
tinues to shift in a positive direc-
tion.
Recently-released results of a
May 1999 Florida Anti-Tobacco,
Media Evaluation (FAME) study,
show that one year into the cam-
paign, awareness and knowledge
among Florida teens has exceeded
95%-and these results are con-
sistent across ethnicity, gender.
age, and region.
The "truth" logo is recognized
by' seven of 10 teens Indicating
that it continues to gain a positive
position in the rnconography of
Florida teens.
early My friends and classmates
, a nd have :heard about "truth," and
SGulf they're talking about it," says Tim'
f dog' Gullianl, the 17-year-old chair of
,Student. Working Against
look-' 'Tobacco (SWAT). "It's great to see
1103 the research confirm that the
campaign is creating a buzz all
across 'Florida about how the
tobacco industry is trying to
manipulate us."
The FAME, results not onlyr
indicate an.increased awareness
among Florida teens of the "truth".
bulletin campaign and its goals. but also
to dis- highlight ybuth attitudes about
allas- tobacco industry manipulation,
g 'how ithe relationship between smoking
is on and being cool, and the influence
of advertising and the media.
lize on : When attitudes; among
'Oftetn Florida's teens "are compared to
formaL ith' survey's' sample of teens from


-use the Internet for advice and
research, it is important to note
that there is a significant amount
';,of legitimate information on the
Internet. '
By taking. a few precautionary
,,steps, Investors can -successfully
'tap into the wealth of knowledge
available on the Internet.
Here are sprpe basic. tips' foi
Sipvestors who use the Internet to
research investment opportuni-
ties:
"Do not make investment deci-
sions based solely on informa-
tion in an online' newsletter,
bulletin board, or e-mail.
Consult a qualified financial
,.advisor, who is capable of ana-
SlyKing financial statements.
Sv.erifying claims about' new
7""'pf6IThts;T' and reviewing the
quality, of management before
an investment decision is
made.
Avoid investing in companies
that do not' regularly file
reports with'the SEC. This can
:;be checked ;by accessing the
SEC's EDQAR database .online
or by calling the SEC at (202)
942-8090,
If you are at ,'all Utisure about
the legitimacy ofan opportuni-
ty after doing research, contact
the SEC or your state securi-


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2,400+ SF. Enclosed 2-car garage.
Now Under Construction.
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Gulf County Manager Vickie Davis
Realtor Associates (Cape San Bias):
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher, Kim Harrison, Judy Watford
Sales Associates (St. Joe Beach)
Cathy Kitchens, Margaret Presswood, Linda Ulm, Tommy Luster


across the U.S., the differences
are, striking and underscore the
positive impact of Florida's trutht"
campaign:
* The percentage of Florida teens
who agreed with the statement
that tobacco companies try to
get young people to smoke
because older smokers quit
smoking or die grew 24.2% to
80.1% in 1999.
Nationally, only 63.2% of
teens agreed with this state-
ment, down 1.6% from 1998.
There was a 14.5% 'increase in
the number of Florida teens
who agree that smoking has
nothing to do with whether or
not a person is cool. Nationally,
the percent of teens agreeing,
with this statement increased a
mere 5.1/0%.
The percentage of Florida teens
who believe that anti-tobacco
ads have a significant impact
on young people grew from
18.3% to. 71.9%, while only
63.8% of the national sample of
teens agreed with this state-
ment.
"These statistics show that
the "truth" campaign continues to
significantly Impact the attitudes
:!of Florida teens and is leading
Florida toward positive changes in
ties regulator and check to see
if any complaints about the
company or its promoter have
been filed.
Beware of investments that use
terms like "guaranteed," "risk-
Sfree," '.limited offer." "high
return," "fast profits." insider
information," and "safe as a
CD." Remember, investments
that sound too good to be true,
are usually just that.
Exercise particular caution
when evaluating offshore
opportunities and investment
opportunities in other coun-
tries. In the event that some-
thing goes wrong, getting
answers or locating 'your
money is often extremely diffl-
Scult.
S A well-informed investor is a
: ,scam artist's worst enemy. And
while the vast majority of Internet
resources are credible, falling vic-
tim to an Internet investment
fraud can be a very expensive les-'
son to learn firsthand. To find out
more about researching invest-
ment opportunities and protecting
yourself against investment fraud,
contact your financial advisor.
Direct questions or comments
to Andy Wilkinson at 1-800-874-
0006


"-


Apaacicla80062-364* S. Gog sad 805549


tobacco use among young people,"
said Dr. Robert Brooks, Secretary
of the Florida Department of
Health.
Florida State University con-
ducts the FAME study. A base-
line survey was done in April with
.1,247 12 to 17 year olds; This
report focuses on the third wave
of the research, which was carried
out in May 1999. The survey con-
sisted of a 20 minute telephone
call with 1,806 teens.


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The Florida Tobacco Pilot
Program (FTPP) was created ; by
the state's $13 billion settlement
with the tobacco industry in
August 1997. FTPP's teen-driven
and 'teen-inspired "truth" cam-
paign was launched in March'l-of
1998 and less than.a year later.
was credited with reducing youth
smoking by 10% statewide.
For more information onthe'
Florida Tobacco Pilot Program,
visit www.state.fl.us/tobacco


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Homeless Animals Treated
The homeless animals of Gulf County received an
Christmas treat from Anchor Realty &' Mortgage Co]m
Shown here are Vickie Davis, Anchor's Gulf,County manager
Connie Shockey, Mexico Beach office coordinator and,
County Humane Society Board member, with a truckload ,o
and kitty food being donated. ,
The Gulf County Humane Society has many "homeless"
ing for a home. If you'd like to share your home, call 227-
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Shop at the Old Port Theatre for beauti-
full glassware, Christmas bells, furni-
ture including beautiful china cabinets,
carved tables, roll top desk, barrister
book shelves, angels, pictures, prints,
coins, jewelry, cookie jars, Kayaks! and
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We will reopen on Dec. 30th. Have a
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S1988 Lincoln Town Car. Full power,
A/C, tinted windows. Many new parts.
Detailed maintenance record. $1,100.
Serious inquiries only. (850) 648-4774,
SIave message. 2tp 12/16
1'988 Plymouth Voyager, $1,000 OBO,
"AS IS". Call 227-3625. 3tp 12/2
1,999 Chrysler Sebring LXI, Loaded,
All leather interior, 13;000 miles, still
under factory anty, 17" steel spoke
wheels, sun r of. In mint condition.
518,500. Call 639-2736. 4tc 12/2






KAYAKS for Christmas!! These sit-on-
top, kayaks are unsinkable and self-
balling. Great gift idea for someone who
loves the water! Starting' at $299.00.
Stop in the Port Theatre, 314 Reid
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For Rent: Sm 2 BR Trailer off Pleasant
Rest Cemetery Rd, 9 miles from beach.
Stove, fridge, furnished. $200/mo. Call-
Bill'Carr, 229-6061 or 229-6961 r1 12/16
Furnished, Gulf View house for rent.,
2BR/2BA, $585/mo. 647-9214 p, 12/16
Apartment for Rent: 510 8th St, Port St.
,'Joe. Call Buddy, 229-9784. 2tp 12/9
Spacious 3BR/2BA home, fireplace,
,den, Ig yard fully fenced, ideal for kids &
pets, 1 1/2 blks from beach. 236
,Balboa St. St. Joe Beach. $650 per mo.
.Call 647-9286. 3tp 12/2
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
- Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfe 12/2
STrailer for rent 5 miles from Overstreet
'bridge. Call 648-5306. tfc 12/2
,In Wewa. RV & mobile home lots for
rent, $80 per mo. 850-639-5721.71t n/ia


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

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

Available Soon! One
Bedroom Handicap
Apartment Subsidy
Available
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
S Wall,to wall carpeting
I Laundry facilities
On-site Management
VOICE/TTY ACCESS
S(352) 472-3952
'^ Ii.. Sc I2t 11/11

' Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner oh DeSoto & Americus
". Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
S 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 ie 11/11

Large IBR unfurnished apartment at
1508 Long Ave. No pets. Deposit
required. Call 229-6825. 4tp 11/18
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$200 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 deposit on
1-year lease. Call before 6:00 CT 648-
4922 or 648-5139. tfc 12/2
A nice, clean, quiet, upstairs 1BR 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. tfc 12/2
Mexico Beach mobile home lot for rent.
Ask about free month's move-in. Call
648-8201. tfc 12/2
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small.
easy to decorate, ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions. dinners, great rates.
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. tfc 12/2
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the. elderly and the handicapped.
Cert. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient .const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex. Call
229-6353. for more information. 1NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS 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.
tfc 12/2


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Port St. Joe, FL

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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
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952

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

Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
S* On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access .
(352) 472-3952 tfi1
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
3 7 Voice/TTY Access I.
(352) 472-3952 mm
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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 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment; washer/
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Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 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
Blas 227-9600 or Mexico Beach 648-
5449. t fc 12/2
Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to
3 bedroom apartments. duplexes. 'and
homes for rent in Mexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. tfc 12/2
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court, St.
Joe Beach. No pets, 1 blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. tfc .12/2'






Garage Sale: Sat., Dec. 18, 8:00-2:00.
312 Wysong Ave., Mexico Beach. Ic 12/16
Garage Sale: Sat., Dec. 18, 8:00-3:00.
Bay St. & Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach. Tools,
'flowers, pelicans, clothes, clocks, like-
new word processor. Itc 12/16
Yard Sale: Sat., Dec. 18, 8:00-til. 137
Knollwood St., Meek Subdivision,
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CNA's, & Cooks. Full & part-time posi-
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COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 9/2

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


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


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply 8& Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
229-8631



Steve Brant's


ROOFING

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

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


2026 Marvin Avenue
l HA jI Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081

Phone(850)

- 2S ersExpernce- 229-6859
tic 10/7


Fine


Irttentlmon to- etail K
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
insured License #RR0067190


( GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
I,648.5474 FL UCENSE EROO10992, RA 1 54218


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Medical Assistant, CNA or LPN needed
for busy doctor's office. Part-time to
start. Drug-free workplace.: Hiring
immediately. Salary negotiable. Call
229-8979. 4tc 12/16
Gulf Coast Community College
Career Manager (2 Gulf and 1 Bay
Counties) To ensure that Workforce
participants progress through an
agreed-upon strategy leading to self-
sufficiency; interpret, follow, and moni-
tor written state policies/procedures to
ensure compliance; determine barriers
to employment/participation and iden-
tify support services and resources, and
interact with economically disadvan-
taged clients. Bachelor's degree in
counseling or related field required,
Master's degree preferred. Experience
with Workforce policies Windows appli-
cations highly preferred. THIS IS A
GRANT FUNDED POSITION. Deadline
to apply is December 23, 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
The Gulf Couhty School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Maintenance.
Persons having applications on file in
the School Board Office and wishing to
be considered, for, this position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Application form and Job
description are available at the District
office. Completed applications should
be sent to- Mr. Buddy Floore,
Coordinator, Gulf County School Board,
150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe,:
FL 32456. Application deadline is
January 5, 2000, 3:00 P.M., E.T. The
Gulf County School Board is an equal.
opportunity employer. 2tc 12/16
Maintenance Person needed. Must
carry own Liability 'Ins: 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

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


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'
fronrf a 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. 21c/12/9
The City of Mexico Beach is accepting
applications for the position of part-
time Office Clerk. Starting rate 'of pay if
$6.51. 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 @S 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
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 resume showing
experience and sales achievement to
Attn: St. Joe Brokers, Inc., P.O. Box
1105, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. 3tp 12/2
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


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Lost on Dec. 7, a white-gold diamond
pinkie ring, 15 sm diamonds, great sen-
timental value. If found, please call 229-
8827. Reward offered. Itc 12/16






For Sale: New Power Rider. Lose
pounds & Inches. Trim down, Shape
up. Total-Body Aerobic Workout. $75.
Call 647-4071. Itp 12/16
Moving Sale: 40HP Yamaha boat
motor, 3 yrs old, never put in salt water;
Sofabed-$50; Heavy duty bumper hitch;
nice alum. toolbox-$75; side rails for
shortbed; bed liner for shortbed; much
more. 639-2226. Itc 12/16
For Sale: Lg Natural gas heater w/fan,
very good cond., $90. 227-1629 i,,=,,
For Sale: VCR's for sale. Call 229-2727.
tce 12/16
Douve Wood Burning Stove for sale
w/catalytic converter, free standing
w/floor protector. 639-5164. Itc 12/16
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
For Sale: Fresh brown eggs, Baby
chicks: GOlden Sexlink & Rhode Island
Red. Call 827-2491. 2tc 12/9
'82 Ford Fairmont. Runs good, looks
decent-$650. Compressor Twin Tanks,
contractor series-$75. Truck Top 80" x
64", like new-$125. Call 648-429021p .2/9
For Sale: Pro-form R-930 computerized
push/pull resistance fold-up exerciser,
like new-$150. "Antique" Huffy exercise
bike w/timer-speedo, resistance adjust-
ment, good cond-$10. 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: $27,850 now $19,990
80x135x16 was $79,850 now $42,990
100x175x20 was $129,650 now $78,850
1-800-406-5.1q ,rt 1
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Pnae a Th Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Dec. 16. 1999


Tanning Bed for Sale: Sun Quest Pro
24, Wolff System, 24 new bulbs, 2 yrs
old, $1,200. 639-4550 Itc 12/16
Yamaha generators. 1.0kw- 12kw gas &
6.5kw diesel. Up to $150 rebate on cer-
tain units through 1/31/2000.
Financing available. No money down.
Marquardt's Marina, Hwy 98, Mexico
Beach, 850-648-8900. tfc 12/16
YEAR END BLOWOUT! Arch steel
buildings. Select Models-25x30,
30x42, 50x110. '99 Steel Prices While
Supplies Last! Great Workshops or
Garages. Call 1-800-341-7007.
www.steelmasterusa.com Itp 12/16
Moving Sale: French aluminum cook-
ware set, 8 sturdy nice wooden dining
chairs, rocking chairs, 18 ft. catamaran
sailboat,- new water purifier, food
processor, mixer, dishes, etc. Call for
appointment at 227-3302. Itp 12/16
Beanie Baby Collection for sale. Phone
for appointment. 850-648-4319. 5tc 12/2


Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.
Do your holiday shopping the easy
way with AVON serving Tyndall, the
beaches and Port St. Joe. Call Susan.
647-3651. tfc 12/2
1989 Chevy Motor Home for sale:
Original 55,000 miles. 22 ft. Sleeps 6,
generator in great condition, many
extras. $3,500. Call 227-3395.. 2tp 12/16


Gina the Cli
Available for birthd
Magic, face painting, ba
Party room for rent at
Mexico Beach. Party room
show, pizza, drinks ai
No fuss No. muss. Call


own
ay parties.
lloons & aames.


Adorable Jack Russell pups, shofsi In Wewahltchka: 3 BR/2BA Brick
wormed. Reg. papers avail. 3 females, home, CH&A, Fireplace/gas logs, 2 car
Ready 12/11,. just in time for Xmas. .garage on 4 lots. $105,000; 2 BR Wood
$300. 229-8785. 3tp 12/2 frame home on 2 lots, $29,000; 2 BR
S'Wood frame home on 2 lots, $34,500; 3
Free to, good home: 4 puppies. BR Wood frame home on 2 corner lots,
Chihuahua/Pekingese blend, 1 fem, 3 -. $38,000; ALL OF THE ABOVE, on 18
male, 6wks old. Call 648-2039. Ask for lots, (3/4 Ig city blk) w/barn, $225,000.
NMelissa. l Itp 12/16 (850) 639-2511 after 5 p.m. CT. 4 .12/16


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Slice and Ice, For ,Sale by Owner: Gorgeous, beach
m includes clown front (it00 ft) property on Indian Pass
nd ice cream. overlooking St. Vincent Wildlife Preserve
850-648-4772. Island. High & dry. Thick w/live oakes
$326,000. 1-850-267-1404 or 1-850-
267-0057. 6tp 12/16


Chihuahua and Jack Russell pups,
$250 each. Call 648-5306. tfc 12/2


In Wewahitchka: ENERGY EFFICIENT
Log Home, 3BR/2 1/2 BA, CH&A,
Fireplace, LR, DR, Kit/Pantry, Lg Fam
Rm. ,2 car garage, On 3 lots. Appraised
at $155,000,. Sale Price-$S149,000.
(850) 639-2511 after 5 p.m. CT 41. ,2/16
For Sale: 2BR/ 1BA block home in
White City. Call 827-2445. 4tp 12/9
IHouse For Sale By Owner: 4BR/2BA,
fenced yard, boat shed, 1703 Garrison
Ae R50-9.229-8474. tfc 12/2


For Sale by Owner: 1 1/2 acres ,op
Palmetto Dr.; Overstreet. 1050 gal se'p :' For Sale By Owner: 14'x70' mobile
tic tank, 400" well w/amp & tank. 200,. home 2 blocks from beach, corner lot,
amp power pole. For more Informatu6hI' 68,000. Call 229-6961. tfc 12/2
call 648-5094. ,4tp 12/9


For Sale: nice, 3BR/2BA. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. Asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. 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
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

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


SAVE BEFORE Y2K! Lots for sale 1r
White City. Call 850-643-5381.tfc 12/2
1/2 acre lot & 12'x60' mobile home fir
sale on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. in
Overstreet, $29,000. Call 229-6961.





Wanted: Used love seat (2 seat sofa) In
good condition. 647-5080. Itp 12/14
Wanted: Yard rakes. 106 Hunter Circle,
Itp 12/16





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FOR HIRE
with operator:
Back Hoe Loader *Bobcat
Bucket Truck Bush Hog Power
Tiller 12' x 16' Trailer Docks Piers
Walkways Boat Repairs Welding.
Dermontt Vause 653-9760
Carl Lamb 227-2153.
't l 12/2


SLIPCOVERS
BY'
IRENE
40 Ymrs erxes (850) S27-2766



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. O. Box 23, Port St. Joe

(850) 229.8778


Unwanted Items with A CassitdAd -

Calf 22 7-12 78 to Place yours!


Trar.rr cn -ce Owner. David Gainous
"O,1 Chages'Engine Oe rhauls
GAINOUS AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE
Complete Automotive Services
643 Dolphin Si, Highland View
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 ,
Phone (850) 227-7514 Mobile (850) 227-5072


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

ACatherine L. Collier
^ "Independent Sales

S Port St. Jo.
AVOII (850) 229-6460

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

Chris'Appliance
Repair Service
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Pagcr:-335-0785
Office:i227-1402


THE CABINET SHOPPE

EFF OWELL-OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. te., FL 32456 .Fax 648-8752

r PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
". (850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
dc ,07 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199

iHanging Baskets IlEvergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Salt-Tolerant Ornamentals
Grounds Covers & Much More!

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

Business and Pers.onal 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. O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457



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

Do-lt-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY! J


PRECISION
CARPENTRY
REMODELING
RENOVATION
REPAIRS
Trim and finish, decks, interior 4
exterior painting, sheetrock &
ceiling t1kture.
All types of arpentry work.
Insured Over 25 years experience.
(850) 227-7388
51, 12/2


4221 _o~WAY'7.1.
WtvAHirTCHcA, FLORID 32465


*VINYL SIDING*
CARPORTS*
*SCREEN ROOMS .
*DECKS*
AWNINGS+
WINDOWS *


* IE SE
*INSURED
WARRNTY


S: HAIR DESIGN
DAN OAKES, Owner/Operator
8207 Pelican Walk St. Joe Beach
647-3939
S .... 4p,12/16




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

639-2942 ANYTINE l nontio
227-5986 Port St. Joe


(850) 639-3924


*SOFFIT AND FACIA*
*PATIO COVERS*
FLORIDA ROOMS+
*PORCHES*
SHUTTERS
GUTTERS*


OCTOBER SPECIALS
SCREEN ROOM 10'X 16' $1495
SINGLE CARPORT 10' X 20' $995'
DOUBLE CARPORT 20' X 20' $1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14' X65'--- ------$2495
10' X16' INSULATED FLORIDA ROOM $4995


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


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

CAROL DIXON
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe, FL'
850-2271568
MARY KAY
"America's Best Selling Brand"
Sk12/2


NEED A BABYSITTER? Call :ie
Monday Friday. 6:00 a.m. till 6:00
p.m. Call Melissa Barnes at 229-
7166. 2tp 12/16

MARY KAY
MARGARET PRESSWOOD
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach; FL
850-648-4896
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MARVIN'S
Satellite Service,
6331 Georgia Avenue Call (850) 647-3171
Port St.Joe, FL32456 Cell (850) 899-1061
Ui1


Gle n's Mandgman gServices
Pressure Washing Tree Service Lawn Maintenance Painting Repairs Odd Jobs
Glen Blanton
30-9 Red Fih Road Work/Fax: g'50-227-7424
Pori St. Joe, FL 32456 C cellular: 850-89Of 070G uOcensec lnw

850) 648-2123


CARPET & CERAMIC TILE
MICHAEL KENT SHOWROOM-3200-D HWY. 98 31
Sales & Installations MEXICO BEACH, FL 32410 i


GLEN'S PACKING AND CRATING
Glen Blanton
309 Red Fish Road Work/Fax: 850-227-7424
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Cellular: 850-899-0706'
Ucensed & Insured "Here to Help With All Your Moving Needs." ,i 12/2


NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
HERSHEL HARRISON

806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105

I VEHICLES fa BOATS


PORT ST. JOE. FL. .... .


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


Mize Plnim ing, lass & ippig, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-CO57220, RGO051008, EROO161 8
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL ,
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

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

STEAM CLEANING *STEAM CLEANING'

CARPET CLEANING




Odor Control 24 Hr. WaterDamage
if Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
m (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM. CLEANING STEAM CLEANING


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


Coastal Service
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDeNTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES ;
Dealer for Frigidaire FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Whale hw Brand 1 mftrt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
RA0066562'
229-6907 or 227-5373
ic l2/9

S- STUCCO by DeGraff
STim DeGraff, Owner
Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
'from. Plus many architectural designs
available'
l office: (850) 229-8588
mobile: (850) 227-5424
QUALITY STUCCO WORK


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PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR RR0067101
639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALLANYTIME


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