The star
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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 23, 1999
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY. DECEMBER 23, 1999 32C Per Copy Plus 3V Tax ... 3

Nekton Comes Bearing Gifts

Will Hire Up to 61 Employees; ApplicationsAvailable January 17th
Good news could not have tural and pipe fitters and welders. the chamber office before January clally designed boat.
:ome at a better time. 1Nekton's electricians, plumbers, painter/ 17th. Dixson and the St. Joe
)resident, John Dixson, an- blasters, and apprentices. Company have reached an agree-
Iccor.ingto uIxson.meagree-

nounced several months ago the
company's intentions to bpen Gulf
County Shipbuilders ,at a site
along the Intracoastal Waterway
west of White City.
Things have drug on for sev-
eral months as Dixson has
worked out the various details
required for the company to locate
here. Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Diane Scholz and Gulf County
commissioners and administra-
tive staff have helped the process
by applying for slate assistance
through a nearly S2 million road
grant application.
Nekton is the first test for the
governor's new eight-county-wide
Counties of Critical Economic
Concern designation.
Advertising for Workers
In this week's edition of The
Star, under "Help Wanted" In the
classified section, Gulf County
Shipbuilding is announcing that
they will .begin receiving applica-
tions and conducting interviews
for all shipyard trades and skill
Applications will be accepted
for equipment operators, struc-

Applications are available
after :January 17, 2000 at the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Office. Interviews will
be held January 26th at the same
location. All applicants are
requested to please not contact

According to Dixson, mthe com-,
pany will be shooting for an Ap.il
date it begin operations.
Gulf County Shipbuilding will
be constructing new dive cruise
ships for Nekton and any other
companies interested in the spe-

ment on the old "Dynamite Dock"
property for the location of the,
The company also has plans
to employ 30 additional people at
Port St. Joe Boat Works and Dry
Storage, Inc.

Inmates Build Over 800 Toys

Santa and His Helpers Bring Joy Through "Toys for Tots"

Gulf Correctional Institute,
Gulf Forestry Camp, Gulf Annex,
and Franklin Work Camp have
once again joined forces to make
the Christmas season extra spe-
cial for hundreds of kindergarten
through third grade students.
According to Assistant
Warden Al Haskins, "The program
just continues to grow."
This year, volunteers from the
four prison sites outdid them-
selves as they constructed over
800 wooden "toys for tots."
"Only inmates who volunteer
for the program -build the toys,"

Major Drug Bust Nets

Drugs, Cash and a: Car
The Gulf County Sheriffs cocaine with a street-,'value. ,of
Department. in a joint operation about $2,000. His paid l f4ll
with the Port St. Joe Police 1993 Cadillac was also -
Department and the Franklin ed.
Count y.o., ,s-o rf.ls.. ,.DeparvmewL!, p :. T m^a .*'.
arrested Willie Charles Jones of bly incredulous Is the fact that
Belle Glade on Tuesday. Decem- 34-year-old Jones has no job and
ber 21 st in North Port St. Joe for was already under house arrest in
possession and sale of drugs. Franklin County. The Probation
At the time of the arrest, the Department has been contacted
suspect responded, "I ain't done and a hold is being placed on
nothing. A difficult claim to Jones for probation.
believe when S8.000 cash was
seized from his pockets, in addi- Deputy Tim Hightower was in
tion to powdered and crack '(See BUST on Page 3A)

l Haskins said.
"They volunteer to use their
off time manufacturing and paint-.

ing the toys. Many of them leel
this Is something they can do for
(See TOYS on Page 3A)

The joy on this child's face says it all!

Revenue Department Seek

Homeowners' SS Numbers
iWithin the next few weeks wasn't enthused about the
ov er 2 000 homeowners in Gulf requirement, and wasn't sure how

County can expect a letter from
Gulf County Property. Appraiser
Kesley Colbert requesting their
social security numbers.
"This is in compliance with
Florida Statute 196.011," Colbert
stated. "which requires that the
property appraiser submit the
social security numbers of all per-
sons with homestead exemptions
to the Department of Revenue."

much good it would do. He said
he was uncomfortable asking for
the Information, but that state
law demanded It.
"It borders on crossing over to
a personal matter. And I don't like
that. I don't particularly want to
give mine out, either. I am hoping
the state legislators will change
their minds on this one," Colbert

ettesfto, Jan .a,
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KidCare #'sUp Page 3A
MBARA Deploys 200 Tons
of Reef Materials
Story, Photos on Page 7A
Sharks Win Shootout
Sports on Page 8A
Wishes Come True
How? See Page 6A
MB Millennium Celebration
Page 3A
.Santa Arrives Friday
Where? Details on Page 2B
Correctional Officers
Training Course
At G/F Center-When? Page 6B


Looking to-

Share Some

During Tuesday's city com-
mission meeting, board members
unanimously supported holding a
public input hearing on a plan to
change the way the City of Port
St. Joe's Police Department does
Commissioners met with
Police Chief Jay Leffer .and Gulf
County Sheriff Frank McKeithen
last Thtil"day ,verling f. ol-Work-
shop session to discuss the idea.
Chief Leffert explained that
no jobs would be lost through the
plan which calls for the city to
man radio dispatching services at
the police station five days per
week (Monday through Friday)
during the day shift (8 a.m. to 5
During the evenings and mid-
night shifts, by using call for-
(See DISPATCHING on Page 3A)

Fire Destroys
Wewa Home

Fire destroyed the home of
Bobby Husbind at 301 North
Third Street in Wewahitchka
Monday afterndoh.
According to information
received from the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office, the Wewahitchka
and Dalkeith Volunteer Fire
Departmehts responded to the
blaze at 3:50 p.m., CT. When they
arrived at the scene, the home

'A lot of people are already "State officials will use the was completed engulfed in flames.
"M B l lp aware of the state law and have appraisers' information to build a Ms. Husband suffered minor
-B- Iturned their numbers in. accord- statewide database that can be buins to the feet, fafe,',ad hands
ing to the property appraiser. checked against other records to bs t ofthe blaze.
The deadiine.for retu..ing the~ catch tax cheats," said Dave as a result of the blaze.
.Thre'deadline for returning the Burns, a spokesman, for athe The State Fire Marshal was
appraiequedumbers to the property Florida Department of Rvenue called in to investigate the cause
Gulf County Sheriff Frank McKeithen (right) and Investigator appraiser is March 1st. of the fire which is believed to be
Tim Hightower check out Willie Charles Jones' rap sheet. Colbert. also, stated that he (See s.S. #'s on Page 3A) accidental.

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This Thing Which

Has Come to Pass

And it came to pass in those days, that there went
out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the
world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first
made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own
city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of
the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of
David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was
of the house and lineage of David) to be taxed with
Mary, his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the
days were accomplished that she should be deliv-
ered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and
wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in
a manger, because there was no room for them in
the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds
abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock
by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon
them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about
them; and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto
them. Fear not; for behold,
I bring you good tidings of
4 great joy, which shall be
Sto all people. For unto
you is born this day in
the city of David, a
Saviour, which is Christ
the Lord. And this Ahall
--- -be a sign unto you; Ye
shall find the babe
wrapped in swaddling
clothes and lying in a
m manger.

S- And suddenly there was with
the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising
God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and
o.earth peace, good. will to'men. ''

And it came to pass as the angels were gone away
from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to
another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and
see this thing which has come to pass which the
Lord hath made known to us.

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and
Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when
they had seen it, they made known abroad the
saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things
which were told them by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them
in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorify-
ing and praising God for all the things that they
had heard and seen. as it was told unto them.

"Sir. excuse me. Do you know
anything about golf?"
I was killing a few minutes in a
sporting goods store in Tallahas-
see last week. lusting after one of
those Ping carry bags with the
built in stand It took a second
to realize she %was speaking to me.
"I know my practice swing is a
thing of beauty'-but it's not the

o:.ne I use when the ball gets in the
The young girl had no, clue as
to what I was saving. It didn't take
Sherlock Holmes to surmise this
was her first time ever in the golf
"Sir. I hale to bother you. But I
need to get my teacher a
Christmas gilt. He likes to play
golf. What could I get him for sL\
dollars or so. I don't know much
about .
Six bucks Bless her heart. It
wCouldn't go far in this store! We
looked around for a minute or so.
"You could get him a sleeve of
three balls. That would be a nice

Alhiuch are the best ones?"
Bless her heart again! Those
high tech golfing firms have spent
idlihons or0 research. development
and advertising over the years in
an effort to ligure that one out!
'These Nlaxili Revolutions are
pretty good.'
'They're nine dollars. I need to
spend about sL\."
How about these Titleist DT's.
they're sL\-fifty."
"Are they as good as the oth-
ers?" She had pulled some money
out of her pocket and was going
o\er it. obviously wrTestling with
the age old "worth versus afford-

ability" question.
I knew by the look on her face
that affordability was going to win
She thanked me politely. She
bought the Titleist. And she disap-
peared from my life forever.
I was walking out of the plac6
ten minutes later when it hit me.e
Why didn't I give her three dollars!
I could have made up the differ-
ence,. she could have felt gdod
about giving the "best," and possi-
bly, her concept of people in gener-
al might have moved up a notch.'
This encounter transcended
the game of golf. I had a chance to
"do something good." I should have
quit thinking "bless her heart" and
maybe blessed, her. heart!
I missed the opportunity..- .
And the young high school girl
and I both lost. ,
I thought. of another -'high
school girl. This one from "forty
years ago. She was riot attractive.
she didn't run in the "right" circles.
And even in our small school, we
managed to/ pretty. much ignore
her. .. I wouldn't have had to, date
her, mind you. Or marry her: But
* just one kind word. If ever a
child needed a small cup of water.

I have suffered from -that
missed opportunity all my life.
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchum came to
-mind on the ride home. They:were
a great old couple when I was comn-
ing along. They thought the world
of me. And they were not, shy
about, telling folks what a nice
young man I was. They gave ,me
gifts. They loved me.
I was polite. And nice. And. T
truly appreciated their attention
and affection. But I didn't go out 'of
my way to "give" them anything in
return. I didn't seek them out just
to share a few minutes of my time.
They were always brightening: rmy
day. I could have learned so much
from these elderly, but continually
up-beat, young at heart, happy
'I missed the opportunity: .1
can't get it'back.
I had a friend in college who
would sit in my room late into the
night and tell me God wasn't real-
too many bad things happening in
his life. I was going to straighten
him out a hundred times. I0told
him when he came back next
semester we were going to get peri-
ous about this .
He was in the.army by the next
semester and in Viet-Nam when I
graduated. Such were the times. I
remember the shock, the disbelief,
the dismay, and the tears when I
learned of the sniper's bullet in a
rotten jungle ..
Another. one I can't get back.
How about your teenage son
who comes in from college and all
of a sudden, for the first time ever,
wants to sit up and talk to youifor
a while. "I'm tired, son, we'll finish

It's Not Too Late For That Last Minute Shopp

around the corner, but it's not too
late to do a little serious shop-
ping. If you hurry, you can still
get in a few licks prior to the big
I have nearly all my shopping
done this year. I didn't wait until
the last minute this year and I
didn't do as much shopping this
year as "in years past. Shopping
takes walking the store-
aisles-big time-and walking is
something I'm short of this year.
Christmas is still going to be
observed, big time, at our house
again this year, with plenty- of
food for all. The family will be
there, for the most part. Some of
the grandchildren live a great dis-
tance away for the first time, and
they won't be here. There'll be a
crowd at our house, anyhow. The
potential crowd in the Ramsey
household just keeps growing
and multiplying, with a new
member taking the place of those
who won't be able to attend this


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making gifts, available for the
great grandchildren this year.
Most of the grandchildren have
grown so they are too old to buy
toys for and too many to get a
substantial gift for. We'll just be
satisfied with feeding them well
and wishing them a merry
Christmas. '
The great grandchildren are
mostly just the right age to enjoy
the full wonder of Christmas.
They're expecting Santa Claus to
bring them everything they want
and they have three generations
trying to see that they aren't dis-

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Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
: Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishi hg Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
William H. Ramsey ... Editor & Publisher, President
Wesley R. Ramsey . . Editor Emeritus
Shirley Ramsey .'Graphic Design/Office Manager

by Wesley RamsCy k

I know, when I was' ,a
child-which was a year or itio
ago-we all had to settle for whIt
our parents could scrape together r
for us a happy Christmas.
Usually it was more than tw\o or
three pieces. of candy. for once fn
the year, a ration of nuts and1'a
piece of fruit or two ..,Usually, tpe
fruit was a large apple and an
orange or two.
The toys we received were ito
be shared by our brothers. It wIs
usually a basketball, or a wagon,
or some such other "communal"
One year, we received a g e-
uine two-wheeled bicycle! T.at

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Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278


toy was for Will and I 'alone! II
know it was' because we were the
only boys in the: family large.
enough to ride it. We took turns'"
having possession of that bike. I..
had a day and Will had a day.

the-street neighbor is sort of
cheating on this Santa visit busi-
ness. Greg Johnson has his yard
all decorated and his house
spiffed up for the Christmas sea-
son and is highlighting it with an
.airfield landing light.
This will serve as. sort of a.
highlight to old Santa 'and his
reindeer when he visits on
Christmas Eve and lights up a
landing field to invite him to visit
Greg's house first. He put out
some cock-and-bull story about
Teedy Nobles installing the light
and now can't be found to turn it
off again. But I and the. rest of the -.
neighbors suspect that it is a ploy
to attract Santa Claus.
That's a meah, trick to play on


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the publishers do r t hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received foj such advertisement.

The spoken 'Wvord is given scant attention; the printed
word is tho ghtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word,'is lost; the printed word remains.

all" the little kids in town who are
looking for, the old gentleman to
visit the.m. Maybe Santa will rec-
ognize Greg's exercise for what it
is, and ignore his attempts to
attract an early visit.

SA CORNER OF our large fam-
ily room has been emptied of all
furnishings to make room for the
Christmas tree and its gifts,
-unlike the scant space devoted to
the tree and gifts of my childhood
days. Nothing sits in the space
devoted to the tree and presents
which will be filled to overflowing
on Christmas Eve.
It'll take the better part of a
pick-up bed to carry off the wrap-
pings which will be discarded.. We
do Christmas up right,. at our
This doesn't count the gifts
each family has left at their own
home to be opened and distrib-
uted on Christmas morning. -
Santa still comes at the
appointed time for the gaggle of


grandchildren arid great grand-
children. The, Christmas Eve fam-
ily celebration is just the time to
exchange gifts for the adults land
older children!
I'm looking forward to itit I'm
not expecting any large amount
or gifts, myself. The closets are
already full. But it'll be a welcome
day of celebration, ;and tasting
the special "dish" .'prepared by
various of our daughters, sons,
sons-in-law and daughters-in-
law. They are all good cooks and
have tasty specialties. That was
one of the requirements for a
mate when each of our six chil-
dren got married. They had to
.marry a good cook.
So, each year at Chi-stmas-
time, we all gather at our house
on Christmas Eve, and do we
evermore put on a good feed!
There's so much good. food that
there's hardly any room for the
bag of raw oysters which are iced
down out on the patio.,
We hope all- of you have a
Merry Christmas, tool

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Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
December 24 9:29 a.m. L -0.8' 11:32 p.m. H 1.6
\ December 25 10:17 a.m. L -0.71
: December 26 12:18 a.m'. H 1.4 10:56 a.m, L -0.5
/-,-.: .December 27 12:59 a.m. H 1.2 11:22 a.m. L -0.3
SDecember 28 1:29 a.m. H 009 11:23 a.m L -0.1
December29 1:18 a.m. H 0.6 10:49 a.m. L 0.1
8:17 p.m. H 0.5
December 30 9:16 a.m. L 0.2' 7:12 p.m."H 0.7


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KidCare Numbers Up In' G.o.

S- The number' of families being
provided health care insurance
through the Florida KidCare
Program has risen considerably
during the last few months. But,
there are still slots available for
those families with children who
have no insurance coverage, ages
birth to 18 years of age.
And, there is still the possibil-
ity that the vacant slots may be
taken from the county and given
to a county with a long waiting list
of applicants. If anyone has chil-
dren who currently 'have no
health insurance coverage, please
take advantage of this program.
The process is simple-fill out
an application and mail it in with
a check for $15.00 to cover the
first month's premium.
.Florida children can get
important check-ups and shots
and, avoid emergency room trips
through routine check-ups that
the KidCare program provides,
Children with health insurance
are more likely to be immunized
as preschoolers, more likely to '
receive 'medical treatment for
irijuries or chronic illnesses, and
less likely to miss school than
uninsured children.
Florida KidCare provides the
opportunity to make a tremen-
dous difference in the lives of
Florida's children and families.
.Applications for Florida
KidQare may be picked.up at the

PSJ Garbage
Collection Notice
'Garbage collection in the city
of Port St. Joe for the Christmas
and New Year holidays will remain
on the normal schedule.
Recycling bags are available
from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at
Public Works Department
Warehouse located on Tenth
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.


(From Page 2)
this in the morning.",
How could I miss that onel
' People' speak of "random acts
of kindness."' I ,never have liked
that term. How bout premeditat-
*edw thought out. go-around-look-
ling-for-them, make-it-your-life-
Istyle acts of kindness!
This week we celebrate the
bifth of Jesus. In his thirty-three
years or so among us he had lots
and lots of opportunities with all
sorts of people. You know, He did-
n't miss a one.
'Christ didn't miss a single one.
What A Way To Live!

Gulf County Health Department
(Port St. Joe and Wewahlitchka
offices), health rooms at all of the
county schools, most physicians'
offices within the county, or by

calling Dianne Semmes, County
KidCar e Coofdinator, at ?27-
1276, extension 131, and
requesting an application. '

Dispatching From Page 1

warding, all incoming calls to the
police department would be
transferred to the sheriffs office
to be answered by dispatchers
there at a shared cost to both
Mayor Frank Pate outlined
the problem, explaining the diffi-
culties the city was having hiring
and maintaining qualified dis-
"This will not result in loss of
jobs and will be a boost in pay to
our dispatchers, while saving $20
to $30 thousand dollars per year,"
he said.
Commissioner Jerry Barnes
also pointed out that the police
department would stay intact as it
is. ,
Police Chief Leffert and
Sheriff McKeithen said both
departments would benefit from
the move. They will both end up
saving money, by utilizing the
combined services during the typ-
ically slow time of the day."
The public hearing will be
held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday,
December 30th, in the commis-
sioners' conference room.
Adopt Development Fee
Commissioners unanimously
agreed, to adopt the same basic
development and review fees that
the county currently uses for
SThese fees include subdivi-
sion reviews, variances, map
amendments, etcetera, and, will
bring the city and county in line
for like requests.

Resolution: Opposes Any Plan
Closing Mill
Commissioners unanimously
supported a resolution stating the
city opposes any bankruptcy plan*
that would have the effect of per-
manently closing the mill.
Gulf Cotinty recently passed a
similar ordinance. Commissioner
David Horton said he felt the
board should support this resolu-
tion if it does not affect the city
'The resolution points out that
Florida- Coast Paper _Company,
owes more than $2.8 million .to
the city in debt alone, as well as
other contractual obligations.
In Other Business ,
*Passed a resolution to trans-
fer cable franchise rights ,from
Blackstone Cable, L.L.C. to the
new owner of the company
Mallard Cablevision, L.L.C.
Mayor Pate said he had been
told there would probably be
some upgrades and that Gulf
Coast Community College was
.requesting to have its station put
on the system. GCCC airs arts,
music, sports, and other college'
activities on the station.

*Passed a resolution asking
the state to waive $11,500 in
wastewater treatment plant per-
mit fees because of the financial
distress brought on by the bank-
ruptcy and loss of revenues of
Florida Coast Paper Company's
contributions to the operation.
*Passed a resolution opposing
the Clinton administration's pro-
posed reorganization of CDBG
grant rules that greatly reduces
the possibility of small cities and
rural counties qualifying and
obtaining future grants.
*Adopted Ordinance #260
rezoning portions of Martin
Luther King Boulevard from a
commercial (C-1) zone to residen-
tial (R-2B) zone.
*Heard a report from the zon-
ing, ,and review board to table
requests for variatnles until the
board has had further time to
review. '
Board extended thanks to
Steve Brant for roof work done at,
the police departmenrt/sheriffs
office substation in North Port St.'
Joe,. "He donated time and
efforts to replace the roof," Chief
Leffert told the board.'

charge of investigating Jones with
an undercover operative. Jones
was arrested when he finished a
drug sale to an undercover officer.
Of the $8,000 cash seized, $1,000
of that were marked bills belong-
ing to the Gulf County Sheriffs
Being arrested; however, is
not a new event in Jone's life. He
has been arrested over 130 times
His charges range from misde-
meanors to homicide, and include
53 felonies., 1.7 misdemeanors, 48
unknown level charges,. and 19
failures to appear.
Of these arrests, only 19 have
led to convictions, but that is a
large enough number to declare'
Jones as 'an habitual convictt. It
only takes three to four convic-
tions to be labeled as such.
So why hasn't Willie Jones
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concern for Sheriff McKeithen. He
is disappointed in a legal system
that allows criminals like Willie
Jones to continue to operate a
successful criminal career.
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Students line up to greet Santa and receive one of the hand-
made toys handed out by corrections personnel.

S's 0 S From'Page1

Failure to comply with this
request could result In the loss'of'.
the exemption and cause an-
increase of taxes.
Social security numbers will'
remain confidential pursuant to'
Florida Statute 193.074.
Privacy issues- aside, the law,
has created extra work for the
appraiser. "I'appreciate everyone's

From Page 1'
t afficking, which carries ,a
'mandatory sentence. Sherifli
M cKeithen said that Jones will be
charged with sale and delivery
Since the amount of cocaine
seized was less than 28 grams.
In keeping with his criminal
career, Willie Jones assumed that
Gulf County was a viable source'
'for advancing his drug trade.,He
'was wrong.
Any criminal who thinks of
Gulf County as an easy mark and
plans to follow. in- Willie Jones'
-footsteps, needs to seriously con-
sider the words of Sheriff
McKeithen. -Stay out of Gulf

help in this. I'm sure we'll all work
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Gulf County's appraiser.
Colbert. urged anyone that
would like additional information,
or if they would like to go ahead
and phone'in their social security
numbers, :to please call him at


(From Page 1)
this. community," he added.
Last week, the fruits of those
efforts were spread throughout
Gulf County as corrections 'per-
sonnel and, of course, SANTA
CLAUS presented the gifts.
Children in grades kindergarten
through three and those in Head
Start programs spoke with Santa
and received the handmade gift of
their choice.
"Inmates actually start build-
ing the toys in July," Haskins
Funds and materials to con-
1struct the toys are donated by
area businesses and the Florida
Council on Crime and :Delin-
quency (FCCD).
Haskins explained they have
received tremendous help from
those., local contributors and that
many of the corrections personnel
are also active in the FCCD. The
local FCCD chapter is involved in
fund ;raising projects which
included the yearly playhouse
drawing. .
He noted that it was not
unusual for inmates or employees
to be actively involved in helping
the community. Reflecting back to
the recent floods in Gulf County,
he said inmates filled and helped
erect over 80,000 sand bags.
Corrections, employees also
participated in the Department of
Children and Families' "Angel
Tree" program.

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yours a joyous and safe Holiday Season. So thatour employees
may spend time with their families, we will be closed on Friday,
December 24, 1999.
Normal banking hours will resume on Monday, December
27, 1999.
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Coffee Honors Bride-Elect

The newly renovated Port St.
Joe Garden Club was the site of a
bridal coffee honoring Levee
Bacani, fiance of Chris Bowen, on
Saturday, November 20.
With its fresh coat of paint
and .new landscaping, the center
lent an air of tradition, special to
* the lives of the bride and groom.
The center was the first St.
Joseph's Catholic Church in Port
.St. Joe, and Mr. Bowen has been
a long member of the present
church, now located at 20th and

Guests at the coffee entered
the front doors of the Garden

Elizabeth Ann Kosin anq
Matthew Herold Roberson were
united in marriage at 6:00 p.m,~
on Saturday, August 21st, at Firsit
United Methodist Church in Port,
St. Joe.
Pastor Jesse R. Evans, Jr'i
conducted the ceremony assisted
by Pastor Mario Solari, Chi Alpha'
Christian Fellowship at Florida
State University.
The bride, is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Kosin of
Port St. Joe. She is the grand-i
daughter of Libbie Kosin and the,
late Joseph F. Kosin, Sr. of
Cleveland, Ohio. She is also the
granddaughter of Hazel E. Mart,
and the late Herbert D. Mart o(f
Cincinnati, Ohio.
The groom is the son of Mr,i
and Mrs. Ralph C. Roberson. Sr.'
of Port St. Joe. He is the grandson,
of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Robersort
of Port St. Joe. He is also the
grandson ,of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie
Herold of Tallahassee.
Chris Roberson, brother ,f
the groom, served as best mah.,
Groomsmen were Jason Shoaf,
Kristian Richbourg, Rush Combs,

Club decorated with ribbons bear-
ing the names of the bride and
groom. Tables were adorned with
the bride's colors of white and
champagne, and arrangements of
roses, carnations, and snapdrag-
ons served as centerpieces.
A corner of the room arrayed
with ferns featured a statue of St.
Francis as its focal point. The
bride's book was ,kept by the
groom's sister, Mary Bowen.
Hostesses for the coffee were:
Betty,, Sue Anchors, Gilda' Hobbs,
Judy Campbell, Sonya Linton,
Sally Gainous, Sue Newton, Fran
Smith, Analise Robinson, Debra
Wall, and Dawn Sasser.

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a fan effect.
Her headpiece of pearls form-
ing a tiara held a fingertip, satin
edged veil. Beth wore the pearl
necklace that her father present-
ed to her mother on their wedding
day, 38 years ago. She wore
matching earrings. The bride was
announced and escorted to
'Trumpet Voluntaire."
Following the processional,
David Kosin read I Corinthians
13. Reverend Bill Taylor sang "In
This Very Room," followed by Joe
Kosin reading Colossians 13:12-
Reverend Jess-e Evans 'con-
ducted the wedding ceremony
where the: vows, were exchanged,
followed by the double ring cere-
While the bridal couple lit the
unity candle, Rev Taylor sang
"Flesh of My Flesh." Reverend
Solari served communion to the
.kneeling couple. Reverend Evans
delivered the benediction and
introduced the new husband and
wife .
The sanctuary was elegantly
decorated with., the soft glow of

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Designed by Robin Solari, ,of
Tallahassee' Mrs. Solari also
designed all of the boutonnieres
and corsages worn for the wed-

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g`llad Tidings at Christmas

Here's hoping ,every happiness comes your way
'throughout thisholiday season and beyond.
Many thanks for your loyal support.

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and Hiram Nix, all of Port St. Joe.
David: Goodson, of Port St.
Joe, and brothers of the bride
David Kosin, of Lexington,
Kentucky. ,and Joe Kosin of
Wilmore, Kentucky, served as
ushers and acolytes. "
Brett Barnes. cousin of the
groom, was ring bearer.
The groom, groomsmen. and
ushers were attired in black sin-
gle-breasted tuxedos with match-
ing vests. The ring bearer was
dressed in a miniature single-
breasted black tuxedo and carried''-
a white satin pillow with the ririgs'
tied with satin ribbons.
As the parents of the bridalmv
couple entered the sanctuary,;:'
they jointly lit the unity candle. ,
Reverend Bill Taylor sang "The
Wedding Song." The wedding
party entered the sanctuary to the
music "Trumpet Tune in D." 7 *"'
After arriving at the church in"'I
:a white stretch limousine, the -'
bride was radiant as she %was
escorted down the runner covered.
aisle by her father. The brothers'
of the bride. David and Joe Kosin.
pulled the runner down for their,"
younger sister to walk. ,
The bride was breathtaking in
a white matte satin gown. The ,:*!
gown featured a scoop neckline:,..
and fitted bodice which was.:j,
adorned with seed pearls and ri-,
descents. The semi-full skirt was I
gathered in the, back ,midway a'
down the cathedral:length trainr'-l
with a bow, and then split to form"i"


candlelight emitting from the
arched candelabra behind the
altar. Slender brass hurricane
candlesticks adorned with wild
flowers of white, pink, andyellow
marked each family pew.
nSmall candelabra decorated,
with ivy and white sheer, ribbon
accentuated each beautiful,
stained glass window. Large bas-
kets of delphinium, daisies, fern,
and wild flowers were displayed
on white columns in front of each.
podium. The altar flowers: were a
spray of wild flowers in hues of
pink, yellow, purple, and white.,
The vestibule was decorated
with a tall arrangement of wild
flowers displayed on a lace cov-
ered table accented by several
candles. As guests entered. they
were greeted by the guest book
attendant, Diana Sealey.
Charlotte Pierce served as
wedding coordinator. Pianist and
' organist was Hilda Duren. The
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MB Millennium Celebration on 31st

On December 31st Mexico
Beach encourages residents and
visitors alike to celebrate New
Year's and the coming of the new
millennium in a fun and safe set-
: Free transportation for all will
bo provided on the Bay Town
Trolley cars between the hours of
7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., CT, to

Annual Widows'
Banquet Always
A Special Event
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church held its Widows' Banquet
or4 Thursday, December 9th, at
the Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association building in Port St.
Joe. The much-anticipated annu-
al event is a special evening of fun
aid fellowship in the holiday spir-
it, shared with widows from
throughout the area.
The ladies feasted on a buffet
of everything imaginable, and
then some ...
The Oak Grove Women's
Ministries members, who organize
the banquet each year, wish to
thank everyone who provided
food, entertainment, and lots of
fun for the widows of the

assure a sate 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 final 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-

Wedding.......from page 4A

California. Bridesmaids were
Melissa Anderson of Port St. Joe,
Robin Smith of Tallahassee, and
junior bridesmaid, Karen Waller
of Panama City, cousin of the
groom. Serving as the flower girl
was Jordan Bell, of Port St Joe,
special little friend of the bride.
The matron of honor and
bridesmaids were attired in iden-
tical floor length gowns of soft
pink matte satin with a heart
shaped neckline' and a bow with
streamers at' the waist in the
Each attendant wore a rose-
colored spray of tiny flowers in
their hair and carried a hand-tied

out to the edges of the circular
table. A'small bouquet of flowers
separated the next two tiers, and
atop the cake was a porcelain
dancing wedding couple on a
music box.
Robin Humphries, of Talla-
hassee, and Stefanie Wibberg,
friends of the bride, served the
The groom's cake was fash-
toned in the shape of a black top
hat with two white doves on top.
The cake was representing the
groom's talent in performing the
art of illusion. The reception was
catered by Chef Robin Downs.
After a honeymoon .cruise to
Cozumel, Mexico, Mr. and Mrs.
Roberson are residing in.
Tallahassee where the bride is
employed at Steven R. Andrews,
PA and the groom Is attending
Florida State University.
The rehearsal dinner was
catered by Chef Robin Downs in
the social hall of First United
Methodist Church. The dinner
was hosted by John and Margie
Miller, Bill and Suzanne Wood,
Rene and Stuart Shoaf, and Roy
and Fran Smith.
A nautical theme was carried
out from the decorations to the
menu noting the couple's impend-
ing honeymoon cruise.

Coalition members gathered round Doug Kent as he signed the application to be submitted.

Gulf County School Readiness Coalition

The Gulf County School in Tallahassee this past week exemplary applications.
Readiness Coalition met to sign there was an announcement that The next meeting will be held
,off on the application to be sub- our coalition had been approved, on Tuesday, January 18th at
-mitted to Tallahassee on Gulf They reported that only 12 out of 10:00 EST at the Gulf/Franklin
County's behalf.. 58 submitted were approved with Center, Room A-113.
The state has designated the no conditions. The Gulf County If interested in attending, the
coalition membership with application was one of those 12 public is always welcome.
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Wishes Come True For 146 Children

And Senior Citizens In Gulf County

(Sheriff's Beat)

Just after dark, on Saturday,
December 18th, personnel with
the Gulf County Sheriffs Office'
responded to a call of a hunter
who was feared to be lost in the
ola Landing area.
Bryan Hicky, of Tallahassee,
was hunting with friends in the
area arid had not returned from
the woods with the rest of his
The Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue Unit and the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office put several boats
on the river in an effort to locate
Hicky. They were assisted by a
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission officer
who was checking the roads on
the Liberty County side of the
Searchers heard Hicky holler-
ing at about 12:45 a.m., .and were
" able to 'drect him to the river
bank where he w'as picked up at

Paula Erickson, Transfer
Coordinator with the Department
of Children and Families, oversaw
the' program this year and was
pleased to report that it was a big
success, with 60 wishes granted
in Port St. Joe and 86 wishes
granted in' Wewahitchka.
Ms. Erickson sends a special
"thank you" to the community.
"for bringing in toys, and for peo-
ple calling to ask if there was any-
thing else they could do to help."
She was amazed by .the spirit of
giving and was grateful for the
community's eagerness to lend a
The program actually starts
before Christmas. Around the
first week of November, parents
turn in applications for their
children) to -receive gifts at
On the application, they list
each. child's name, age, sex, and
three things each child would like
to receive for Christmas. If clothes
are listed, the clothing sizes are


about 1 a.m. He was very cold and
wet, but not hurt.
On Sunday, December 19th,
Deputy Jimmy Williams respond-
ed to a reported disturbance in
the Wewahitchka area. While
talking with the parties Involved.
one of them stated her boyfriend.,
along with Shelton Hall, had bro-
ken into the co-op several weeks
Deputy Williams and
Investigator Tom Godwin were
able to recover two chain saws
and several other items taken in
the November burglary of the co-
Christopher Pedples, 22, and
Hall, 19, both residents of
Wewahitchka, were charged with
the burglary and taken to'the. Gulf
County Jail. .
On Thursday, December
16th, GCSO deputies served 'a
.search. warrant, on a Highland
View home. David Jeremy Lewis
was arrested and charged with
two counts of the sale ofmarijua-

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Children and Families will be glad
to get your assistance next year. If
you are interested in finding out
more about making wishes come
true, please call the Department
of Children and Families at (850)

also given. When all the gifts have
been turned in to the Department
of Children and Families, staff
members call the parents to come
pick up their child's packages.
,If you missed it this year,
don't worry; The Department of

Belin Is Governor's
High School All-Star
Governor Jeb Bush has initi-
ated, this year, a program to rec-
ognize high achieving, high school
juniors. This program allows each
school district in the state to nom-
inate one junior to be honored by
the. Governor in March at a spe-
cial luncheon.
Bonnie Belin has been select-
ed as the Gulf County School dis-
trict's representative for this pro-
gram, called the Governor's High
School All-Stars program.'
Criteria for the award is based
on academic 'success, behavior,
leadership and community ser-
vice. Belin is currently ranked at
the. very top of her class, with a
4.0 GPA. She is actively involved
in Student Government, Keyettes,
National Honor Society, Math
Club, and Fellowship. of Christian
Athletes. She plays three varsity
sports, including volleyball, bas-
ketball and softball.
She also has spent much time
volunteering with First United
Methodist Church's youth- group
and clothes closet.
After graduation, Belin plans
to attend a four-year university,
playing softball and majoring in
In March, along: with the
selected students from all other
districts in Florida, Belin will be
honored at a luncheon hosted by
Governor Bush at the Governor's
Mansion followed by a roundtable
discussion. Those, students
attending will also receive a
signed photo with, the Governor
and a certificate.
The Governor's High School
All-Stars program was begun as a
way to recognize.students who "do
all. the right things", according to
Governor- Bush. This entails
attending to his or her studies,
behaving appropriately, serving as
school leaders and role models,
and providing service.to his or her
community. These students are
defined as being well-rounded-
contributing to the formation of
the "nucleus of excellence" in
today's public schools.

If you wished upon a star for
Christmas, would you expect that
wish to land on a tree in Duren's
Piggly Wiggly? For nearly 15
years, that is exactly what has
happened to the wishes of chil-
dren and senior citizens living in
Port St. Joe and Wexrahitchka.
Every year the Department of
Children and Families (formerly
HRS) erects a wooden tree with
hooks for hanging the name tags
of children and senior citizens. On
each tag is the first name, age,
sex, and three Christmas wishes
of .each child or senior citizen
whose wishes for Christmas
might not otherwise be fulfilled.
Any Gulf County resident can
help to fulfill these wishes by sim-
ply selecting a name tag, pur-
chasing the items listed, and
attaching the name tag to the pre-
sents before taking them to the
Department of Children and
Families at 201 Monument
Avenue, in Port St. Joe (across
from the old Post Office).



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na and possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana.
Lewis, 22, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested and taken to the Gulf
County Jail where he posted a
$2,500 bond.
.On Monday, December 20th,
Deputy Chris Dixson was working
a disturbance complaint at the
Pine Ridge Apartments near Port
St. Joe. While speaking to one of
the people involved in the distur-
bance, he pointed to another per-
son in the area and said that he
had been .bragging about being
wanted by the Georgia police.
Deputies Dixson and Beasley
stopped a vehicle occupied by a
person claiming Ato be "Stacy
Grant." After questioning the sub-
ject for several minutes, he admit-
ted to being Stephen R. Burns.
Burns was indeed wanted for
violation of probation in reference
to charges of driving under the
influence and attempting to
elude. He was arrested and taken.
to the ,Gu lf,. pCounty SherifTs
Tuesday, December 14th-
Thomas Harper, 27, W/M, of-
Panama City, failure, to appear
(re: battery); George. Laurimore,
52, W/M, of Wewahitchka, failure
to pay fine .(re: driving while
license suspended or revoked).
Wednesday. December 15th-
Cynthia Moseley, 35, B/F, of
Panama City, worthless checks.
Thursday, December 16th-
Dewayne Wood, 49, W/M, of Port
St. Joe, obstruction, possession of
marijuana (less than 20 grams),
and possession of paraphernalia;
,Joy Densmore, 43, W/F, of Port
:.S. Joe driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, possession of
marijuana (less than 20 grams),
and possession of paraphernalia;'
and Lizia Hardy, 39, W/F, of
Panama City. violation of proba-
tion.(re: dealing in stolen property
and six counts of worthless

Friday, December 17th-
Thomas Chavous, 33, W/M, of
Port St. Joe, failure to appear (re:
battery) and failure to pay fine
(worthless checks); and Robert
Lee, 26, W/M,. of Carrabelle, fail-
ure to appear (uttering) and viola-
tion of probation (uttering' and
child support-Franklin County).

IPSJPD Report]

On Wednesday, .December
15th, Port 'St. Joe Police
Department Officer Chris Teeter
arrested Bryan Lynn Loveless for
violation of probation and armed
trespass. Loveless violated his
parole by being charged with cul-
tivation of marijuana.
On Thursday, December
16th, Officer Rusty Burch
stopped Valerie Jean Kidney, of
Eastpoint, for speeding (53 m.p.h:
in a 35 m.p.h.) while northbound
on Highway 98.
During the contact, Officer
Burch detected an odor of alcohol.
Kidney handed Officer Burch a
cold bottle of wine. Closer exami-
nation revealed a styrofoam cup
containing ice. Kidney was
charged with the unlawful speed
and having an open container of
alcohol in her vehicle.
The men and women of the
Port St. Joe Police Department
wish everyone a safe and happy
holiday season. They are available
to be of service 24 hours a day,
365 days a year. Happy Holidays!

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Sites Set

The Mexico Beach Artificial
Reef Association (MBARA) is con-
tinuing to go the distance to
ensure that the name "Mexico
Beach" will continue to be syn-
onymous with good fishing for,
many years to come.
Over the past two weeks,
h- approximately 200 tons of debris
has been deployed to form four
new artificial reef sites. Concrete
of spoils, donated by Sikes Pipe
Company in Panama City, is
being used to build these most
recent sites.
Damaged drainage pipes and
junction boxes are a major por-
tion of the donated debris which
is concentrated in four areas near
.. ) the old lumbership and old car
body reef sites.
MBARA Director of .Deploy-.
ment Chip Blackburn said the; *.>:
hew reefs are the culmination of a
joint effort by Sikes Concrete
(which donated the reef material),'
the Guilford family (who allowed, I
the use of their property as a stag-.
ing area), Coastal Reef Builders
(who hauled the material), and
the MBARA.
The MBARA is also planning
at least one more deployment
during the winter, according to
Blackburn. Arizona Chemical has
donated a precipitator tower to
the cause which will be deployed,
in approximately four to six
weeks. The tower measures 40.
feet in length and eight feet in
diameter. It will be cut in half and,
staged as two eight foot by 20 foot
sites, according to Blackburn.
Research Program Underway
MBARA members have also.
established a research committee
which will add scientific data as
an important factor for evaluating
existing reef sites, selecting future
sites, and researching reef con-
Research Director Keith Neel

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PSJ Lady Sharks'
Center Court Tip Off
Port St. Joe 61, Greensboro 22
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
jumped out to an early 19-6 lead
by the end of the first quarter, and
cruised to a 61-22 victory in Mon-
day night's game. The\ Lady
Sharks led 35-14 at halftime and
outscored GreensboroJ27-8 in the
second half of play.
Bonnie Belin led all scorers
with 18 points. Tynetta Towner
followed with 15 points.
SHARKS 19 16 13 14 -61
G'BORO 6 8 4 4 22
PSJ-Bonnie Belin 18, Megan
Johnson 6, Courtney Lenox 7,
Tynetta. Towner 15, Veronica
'Adkins 3," Amy Canington 2,
Nicole Royster 4, and Sherry Wel-
born 6.
GHS-Flanning 6, Giles 10, and
Green 6.

With tidings of comfort
and joy, we extend our
heartfelt wishes to all.

fY May your holiday season be
safe and filled with happiness
and good cheer.

Take time to consider your
blessings and remember
those less fortunate.

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and an occasional drug abuser who is "flying" high.
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Gator Hoopsters
Go to 4-0 in District
Wewahitchka 74, Liberty Co. 54
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 5-2 on the season
and 4-0 in District 4-2A with
Thursday night's 74-54 victory
over Liberty County. .
The Gators outscored the
Bulldogs 17-12 in the first quarter
and 25-16 in the second to take a
42-28 lead into halftime.
Wewahitchka also outscored Lib-
erty County 32-26 in the second
half of play.


Derrick Williams led all scor-
ers with 32' points. Brandon
Jones and Pete Taunton each fol-
lowed with 10 points. Jones also
had nine assists and Tim Pittman
pulled down 10 rebounds.
LIBERTY 12 16 13 13 54
GATORS 17 25 22 10 74
WEWA-P. J. Addison 9, Brandon
Jones 10, Patrick Kerrigan 9, Der-
rick Williams 32, Pete Taunton
10, Tim Pittman 2, and John Poe
LCHS-G. Peterson 7, Tranquille
8, Vickers 4, Fleming 4, R. Peter-
son 21, Williams 6, and Finkley 2.

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a very happy and healthy New Year.

Thank you for being part of our success this year.
We are very grateful that you have chosen us.

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Undefeated Sharks Win "Shoot Out"

#1 State-Ranked 2-A, 10-0 On Season

Port St. Joe 56, Chipley 43
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked #1 in the latest Class 2A&
state poll, remained unbeaten on>:
the season with Friday night's 56-
43 victory over Chipley in the
Tiger Sharks' second shoot-out of.-,
the year held in "the Dome."
The Tiger Sharks Jumped out i '!
to an 18-8 lead by the end of the
first quarter, and led 28-21 at the i
half. Port St. Joe outscored the,
Tigers 28-22 in the second half of,)
Kedrick Larry paced Port St.
Joe's offense with 15 points.
Travis Jenkins followed with 12,
and Kyron Bailey added 10 points"
for the Tiger Sharks (7-0).

CHIPLEY 8 13 15; 7 43
SHARKS 18 10 12 16 56t
PSJ-Mosi Quinn 6, Kedrick
Larry 15, Travis Jenkins 12, Dex-
ter 'Gant 2, Seneca Chambers 2,
Lance Larry 7, Clay Smallwood 2,:"
and Kyron Bailey 10.
CHS-Douglas 4, Odom 9, McCol-'
lough 5, Spencer 15, Washington
2, and Wright 8..'
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Port St. Joe 62, Jacksonville 55
The top ranked Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks had four players
score in double digits to pace
them to a 62-55 victory over Jack-
sonville University Christian Sat-
urday night in "the Dome."
J The Tiger 'Sharks outscored -
Jacksonville 32-25 in the first half
of-play and tied 30-30 in the sec-
ond half.
Lance Lairy' 'made three
three-pointers and scored 14
points to lead Port St. Joe (8-0) on
offense. Kyron Bailey followed
with 13 points, Mosi Quinn had.
12, and Travis Jenkins added 11
for the Tiger Sharks.
JUC 14 11 12 18 55
SHARKS 18 14 14 16. 81
PSJ-Mosi Quinn 12, Kedrick-
Larry 7, Travis Jenkins 11,
Seneca Chambers 3, Lance Larry
14, Clay Smallwood 2, and Kyron
Bailey 13.
JUC-Brown 21, Jackson 4, Cas-
sidy 3, Orr 8, Pressley 9. Rober 9,
and Carter 1.

Port St. Joe 76, Bay High 61
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
picked up their ninth victory in as
many games Monday night with a
76-61 victory over the Bay High
The Tiger Sharks raced out to
a 22-14 lead at the end of the first
quarter, but the., Tornadoes
bounced back to bring the game
to'a 43-43 tie by halftime. Howev-
er, Port St. Joe outscored Bay
High 33-18 in the second half of
Lance Larry's seven of eight
performance from the charity line
and 16 points paced the Tiger
Sharks on offense. Travis Jenkins
followed with 15 points, and Mosi
Quinn added 13 for. Port St. Joe.
SHARKS 22 21 16 17 -76i
BAY 14 29 5 13 -61
PSJ-Mosi Quinn 13, Kedriek
Larry 6. Travis Jenkins 15, Dexter
Gant 6, SenecA Chambers 4,
Lance Larry 16, Clay Smallwood
6, Tremaine Lewis' 2, and Kyron
Bailey 8.
BAY HIGH-Cook 7, Pittman 18,
Figueroa 17; Hall 7, Davis 9, and
Mills 3. ,

Port St. Joe 72, Liberty Co. 28
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
jumped out to an early 25-7 lead
by the end of the first quarter and
cruised to a 72-28 victory over
Liberty County in a District 4-2A
match-up Tuesday night. The
Tiger Sharks led 48-15 at halftime
and outscored the Bulldogs 24-13 j
the second half of play. '
Clay Smallwood led all scot-
ers with 17 points. Three other
Port St. Joe players scored in dou-
ble digits. Travis Jenkins scored,
16 points, Kedrick Larry had 12 ,
and Mosi Quinn added 10 points
for the top-ranked Tiger Sharks .,,
(10-0, 2-0). 1 "


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9th Gulf Classic
Basketball Tourney
On December 28th, 29th, and
30th, the Port St. Joe: boys' bas-
ketball team will host the Ninth
Annual Gulf County Classic.
Basketball Tournament. This
year's field includes Marlanna,
Lake City Columbia. Cottondale,
Rutherford. Bay. Jacksonville
Bolles, Jacksonville Providence
and the host Tiger Sharks.
On the 28th at. 3:30,
Marianna will play Lake City
Columbia, followed by Cottondale'
versus Rutherford at 5:00, Bay
versus Bolles at 6:30, .'and
Providence versus the .host
Sharks at 8:00.
The losers of Tuesday's game
will play at 3:30 and 5:00 on
Wednesday. with the winners
squaring off at 6:30 and.8:00. The
tournament concludes on
Thursday with the seventh place
game at 3:30, the consolation
championship at 5:00, third place
at 6:30 and the championship
game at 8:00. /
'"This promises to be the best
field and best tourney we've host-
ed," said Port St. Joe's Coach
Vernon Eppinette. "Going in, it
'looks like Lake City, Cottondale,
Bolles. and the Sharks .are the
teams to watch, but an upset or.
'two would not surprise me."

VFW Post 8285
The VFW and Auxiliary of
Wewa Post 8285 held its annual
Christmas party on December
14th. Each member brought, a
child's toy that was donated to the
First Baptist Church for distribu-
tion to needy children.
The next meeting will be on
January 25th at the Wewa com-
munity center at 7:00 p.m.
For membership in the
Veterans of Foreign wars and/or
Ladles Auxiliary, please contact
post commander Rex Outlaw at
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Stock Splits: Wall Street's 2-For 1 Sale?

By: Andy Wilkinson
Financial Advisor
One result of the current bull
market has been a dramatic
increase in the number of compa-
nies splitting their stock.

Andy Wilkiison.
Financial Advisor

S -" What is a stock split? Simply
puti,.t-t is a division of a corpora-

To The Child Of
Our Heart
S- 0' precious, tiny sweet
:' little one,. -
you will always be to me. -
So perfect, pure,.and innocent,
Just as you were meant to be. '
-We dreamed of you and your life,
and all that it would be:.,
We waited and longed for you to
come 'and join our family.
We never had'the chance to ply,
to laugh, to rock,to wigge:.
SWe lonig to hold you, touch 'ypv
now, and listen to you giggle.
SI'll always-be your mother.. :
He'll always be your dad i
You wl always be our child .;',
... .. the child -that we had. .':
But now you're gone, but yet; .
.-. you're here.
You are our sorrow andour y;
There is Iove in every tear
lust know our love goes dleep and.
strong. -
We'll forget you never, The child
we had, but never had, and yet
will have forever.

Momma and Daddy

Remeinbering and Loving
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tion's outstanding common
shares into a larger number of
shares according to a formula: 2-
for-1, 3-for-l, 5-for-l, etc.
If an investor holds 100 com-
mon shares of a company's stock
before a 2-for-1 split, that same
Investor will find 200 shares of
that company's stock in his or her
portfolio alter the split.
Stock splits are not a case of
something for nothing, however. If
the stock in our example above
was trading at $50 before the
split, the "post-split" shares will
normally trade at $25 per share.
An investor's total investment
in dollar terms is not increased as
a result of the stock split.
Shareholders end up .with pre-
cisely the same proportionate
investment in the company that
they had before the split.
While stock' splits are not
exactly a free lunch, they can
have positive effects on a stock
price. The primary reason compa-
nies undertake stock splits is to
create interest in the stock among
a wider group of investors by low-
ering the per share price. :
Many investors prefer cheap-
er shares. Therefore, a $120 stock
:that -suddenly costs only $60
:achieves instant affordability for
many investors-who might have
balked at paying the original
While new investors end up
owning a commensurately smaller
piece of the company for their
S$60, the attractiveness of the
S".post-split" price and pent up
demand for that stock may fuel a
rise sometimes only temporary in
the stock's price.
With the stock mniarket reach-
I;ing record levels, the number of
.: mpaniessplitting their stocks is
on the rise. -The'current bull mar-
ket has been characterized by a
.. tremendous flow of funds into
:'blue chip stocks and mutual
* funds with a focus on large-capi-
;talizaUtion issues. .
"" Numerous stocks in, the.
;:' Standard & Poor's 500 are now
trading at triple-digit per share
prices. Oftentimes, a stock that
: costs well over $1S00 per share
can be intimidating to smaller
investors. When a stock price gets
to the level that may discourage
investors,, companies may consid-
er a stock split.
Since the current Bull Market
began in October 1990, more
than half the companies listed in
the S&P 100 have split their
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In 1996, 166 New York Stock
Exchange (NYSFJ-Ilsted compa-
nies split their shares.' up 263o,
from the prior year. Then came

1'997 when 235 of those compa-
nies split their shares, breaking
the record set in 1983, when 225
companies split their stock.
While stock splits alone, are
not reasons to invest in a particu-
lar company's shares, stock splits
are by and large viewed favorably
on Wall Street. And while past
performance is no guarantee of
future results, stock splits often
send a signal that management is
positive about a company's-
Recent quantitative research
found that nine of the 14 compa-
nies in the S&P 100 Index that
split their stocks in 1996 outper-
.formed the index, which rose:
more than 22%, by an average of
8.4% in the following year.

(Keep in mind that the indices
are, presented to provide you with
an understanding of their historic
long-term performance, and are
not presented to illustrate the
performance of any security.
Investors cannot directly pur-
chase any index.)
Companies announce im-
pending stock splits well before
the actual split. Your professional
financial advisor should be able to
tell you which companies are
planning a stock split.
Remember, a company's fun-
damentals, earnings, growth
prospects, market strength, etc.,
are still the. primary factors to
consider when planning a.stock
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Florida Wtildlife magazine may be
in order.
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Conservation Commission and
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resources and outdoor recreation-
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half a century. The bi-monthly
magazine features arUcles about a
range of subjects Including hunt-
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historic or fascinating sites
around the state.
"The magazine is a good gift
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because it helps to educate and.
entertain, all at the same time," i
said Dick Sublette, Florida '
Wildlife editor. "In fact, many
schools subscribe and offer .it
among their magazines and books
as a resource aid."
In recent issues there were
articles about the 1999 Watchable
Wildlife conference this fall in Fort
,.Myers, the J.N. "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge on
Sanibel Island, Florida's first-ever
Black Bear Festival In Umatilla,
duck hunting Hickory Mound
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1226 Club Plans,
For PSJ Alumni
The 1226 Club is meeting
December 26, at McNeill's Raw
Bar Indian Pass at 1:30 p.m. The
1226 Club is the unofficial alum-
ni association of Port St. Joe
Senior High School.
Alumni, relatives, and friends
are invited to attend. It all started
in 1994 as a way for friends to get
together to catch up on old times.
You can check out the club's
official web site at www.geocities.
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you can see the local weather,
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Boykins Graduates With
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Dyshanda E. Boykins, the
daughter of Robert and Dorothy
M. Boykins, Jr., graduated with
honors from Florida'A & M Uni-
versity in Tallahassee, on
December 17.
Boykins received her Bachelor.
of Science degree in industrial
She is a 1995 graduate of Port
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Truck at Mexico Beach Fri.

May your season be
filled with a multitude
of blessings for you
and yours.

iJlerry Chris/mas andi
a Jrap a, Xel 'ear

Billy and Aldonia Quinn
A- and Family

The Mexico Beach Depart-
ment of Public Safety will be
escorting Santa Claus on a fire
truck Christmas Eve. He will start.
at the eastslde of Mexico Beach at
12:00 noon.

He will be giving out
bags for the children. This
will be in conjunction

Set Attendance Examples for Students
At the Gulf County School Board meeting conducted in the media center of Port St. Joe High
School on Tuesday, December 7th, board members and Superintendent Jerry Kelley presented
plaques to Barbara Whitfield (left photo) and Kenny Parker (right photo) as awards for perfect
attendance for the 1998-99 school year.
In a day and time when everyone in the field of education is focusing on the importance and
advantages of regular attendance by students, it's refreshing to find individuals who can serve as
good examples for young people.
Ms. Whitfield is an instructor at Port St. Joe Elementary
School where she has been teaching children for many years. Mr.
Parker is employed at Port St. Joe High School, where he also is
involved as part of the coaching staff.


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In Loving Memory
of '
Michael Lowery

It has been three
months since your pass-
ing, but not a day has
gone by that I ."haven't
thought of you. You was
my baby brother and we
shared a lot together.
I love you, I miss you,
and I will never forget

Merry Christmas
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The joy and laughter of the holiday season is awakened in Pric s at W on't
every child who travels through the neighborhood near Port St. : 4_ ,-- h a o I
Joe Elementary School these days; .
Greeting passersby at the entrance to the 2000 block of '
Cypress Avenue is the home of Gus. Linda, and Adam Griffin, '.sW r -
shown above at right. They have illuminated their house, trees,
and a scattered "herd" of reindeer about the yard with an abun-. l -
dance of bright lights.. u Be

1 After turning, the corner onto Cypress Avenue from
Twentieth Street, you'll soon see 'the artfully decorated land-
scape of Eugene and Brenda Burkett on your right. Just as they
did when they were Juniper Avenue residents a short time back,
the Burketts invite the young and young at heart to walk the
candy cane trail to view many colorful animated characters
which are displayed in a brightly lit glass case. You can even.
catch a sweet holiday tune if your .timing is good!
One block over, at 2005 Juniper Street, you'll find the home
of Ricky and Dewana Johnson nestled among many other beau-
tiful lawns depicting the imagination of their owners. As is
shown below, the Johnsons selected Disney characters to draw
on the emotions of children who choose to admire them.

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Gulf Rifle Club
Match Results
Last Saturday, December 18,
the Gulf Rifle Club. held its
monthly rimflire rifle benchrest
matches. Three separate, matches
were shot. .
The ARA (American Rimfire
Association) match was ,won by
John Fadio with a score of 1,675.
John Dady was a close second
with 1,660, and Tommy Wood was
third with 1,595. This match has
a possible score of 2,500 points.
The sporter IR 50/50 match
was won by Wood with a score of
230. Wayne Frasure was second
with 209, and Fadio was third
with 208. The IR 50/50 matches
Shave possible scores of 250
points. .. .
The O105 pound- class IR
50/50 'match- was also- w.ovn 4y
Wood with a score 234. Fadio was
in second place with 227,; arid
'kCarl Kleinschmidt ias third with
222. : .
T 'The PPC and FPOA'bullseve
:,,pistol matches scheduled for the
fourth Saturday 'of the month
:"-have been' cancelled due to. the
match date falling on Chnstmas
day. "
The next scheduled matches,
on January 1st, will be the metal-
'tlic silhouette matches for .22, RF
and eernterfire'rifles and the buffa-
Slo rifle match. All shooters are
Invited to shoot in-these'matches.
- For information about the match-
Ses call 229-8421 or.871-0779.

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Sales is a "Hairy" Deal at FCS
On Friday, December 10th, students, faculty, and staff gathered together to witness and share
in the "historic" event of their administrator and teacher, Rev. Bill Taylor, having to shave his
beard. Rev. Taylor was holding up his end of the bargain to his challenge to the students in regard
to their annual Christmas card sales. -
Those students that were the top salespersons were given the opportunity to take the first"
"swipe" at Rev. Taylor's beard. In the photo some of the young men are shown standing in line for
their turn with the razor.
The challenge was that if the students reached a preset sales goal, Rev. Taylor would shave his
beard. He then challenged that if they could go a little farther, he would have his hair permed. The
staff at Faith Christian can't wait for that day! Rev. Taylor has promised that after the holidays,
and his hair has grown out a little bit more, he will follow through with his obligation. So, if in
January you think you see a new person in town, it most likely will be Rev. Taylor.
Pictured in the right inset photo with Rev. Taylor is Trisha Davidson, a kindergarten student,
who was given the honor of shaving him because of her accomplishment of being one of the top
salespersons. The left inset photo shows the end result of the wager-at least phase one of it!


By: Rocky Traylor
Senior Student
Well, the stockings are hung
and the kids are out of school and
won't return until the New Year..
The return datefor the students
is January 6th. We will start the
day with TAP in order for students
to get their new schedules.,
Teachers will report back on, the
Basketball- season is in full
swing with both the boys' and
girls' teams doing well. The boys
recently defeated Liberty High
School to remain undefeated in
the district. The boys will partic-
ipate in the Bronson Tournament
over the holidays. However, the
girls did suffer a close defeat
Friday, losing by two points to the
Apalachicola Sharks.
On Thursday, December the
9th, the varsity cheerleader squad
Embarked on a three-day adven-
ture to Orlando where they went
to such magical places as
Pleasure Island, Disney's Dixie
Landing's, Universal Studios, and
Island of Adventures Theme Park.
On Saturday, December- the
11th, the girls competed in the
state- cheerleading competition
and earned second place in, divi-
sion 2-A co-ed. We're proud. of
you, girls'and guy.
The W.H.S. choir and band
performed Wednesday, December
the .15th at Wewahitchka
Elementary School in front of a
crowd of rather enthusiastic kids
and adults.
The choir was actually divid-
ed into two parts. There was, the
entire choir, and then there was
the girls' chorus. Both groups did
an excellent job at the Christmas-
in-the-Park Celebration at Alice
Park on Saturday. Way to go,
Everyone here at W.H.S.
would like to give Sherron Miller a
warm welcome. Mrs. Miller is bur
new clerical aide here at W.H.S.
She will be that friendly voice and
face you will encounter when you
come to the counter in the office.
Mrs. Miller will also be han-
dling most of the attendance
chores. She. and Bernard
Anthony, our truancy officer, will
be teaming up to improve our'
state attendance facts and fig-
We would also like to congrat-
ulate Random Jackson for being
"Student of the Week." Keep up
the good work, Random!
Dr. Truby hosted an open
house on Friday, December the
17th, at his home for all W.H.S.

Wewahitchka High

employees. It was a real treat!
Thanks Dr. T.
The No-Addiction Campaign
includes a national essay contest
for all students in grades nine to
12. If any student would like to
participate in. this contest and
compete for $1,000, see Dr. Truby
There are also many scholar-
ship opportunities available to
juniors and seniors. Please take
the time to see our composite list
located in Mr. Monks' office.
As we prepare for the end of
the first semester, we would like
to take a look back and congratu-
late our football team and coach
Grantham for a well played sea-
Also our girls' volleyball team,
coached by Nikki Holley; the
cross-country team, coached by
Chris Harding; and our first-ever
golf team, led by Coach Franzese,
did exceptionally well this season.

We are proud of you, congratula-
d. As 'always ,the W.H.S. band
did an exceptional job this year..
You make our -school year bngh-
and' our school building 'a 'great
place to be.
We are planning to have sev-
eral special programs once school-
resumes. The first is set for the,
11th of January when we will wel-
come the Hippodrome Theater
'and its two hit performances:.
"Canta, Danca. Dancer" and "To'
Be or Not toBe." The shows will
be in the morning, as junior and
senior high students will attend
the performances separately.
Well, as 1999 comes to an end
and a new century begins, every-
one here at Wewahitchka High.
School would .like to wish all of,
you a very merry Christmas and
happy New Year. Best wishes, and
happy holidays,

Rocker Salzer receives District Scholar award from Chris Earley,
principal of PSJHS

Salzer District Scholar for 2000

Sunshine State Scholar Program,

Rocker Salzer, a senior at Port
St. Joe High School, was selected
as the District Scholar for the Year
2000 Sunshine State' Scholars
This honor recognizes his out-
standing achievement and. ability
in mathematics and science, and
allows him to compete with the
other scholars in the region to
become one of six Regional
Scholars who will be invited to the
state competition .in Tallahassee
in March 2000.

The regional competition for
this area will be conducted by Dr.
William Halpers at the University
of West Florida's Department of
Chemistry, located in Tallahassee,
on Tuesday, January 11, 2000.

The examination will include
topics from mathematics, statis-
tics, biology, chemistry, .environ-
mental science, and physics.
Rocker is 'the son of Karen
Hicks and Rock Salzer of Port St.

The yuletide at \\ES is a busy
and fun-filled season. On
Wednesday, December 15, the
Warrior family was treated to a
special Christmas concert. This
delightful treat was presented by
the WES troubadours.. the WHS'
Gator Sound Band and choir.
The collaborative efforts of
Terry'Strvker, Robin Stroud, and
Joe Walker made for an outstand-
ing musical production that
warmed the hearts of the audi-
ence and filled them with holiday
The students enjoyed singing
along with traditional carols and
were awed by the solo perfor-
mances of the WHS-choir. WES
would like, to thank the high
school for participating in this
special holiday activity.
Christmas at. WES also
means the opening of Santa
Village. Santa. Village is an annu-
al fundraising project sponsored
by our PTO.
Students have the opportuni-
ty to purchase inexpensive items
and handrhade crafts which they
can give as gifts to family and
friends. Area crafters are invited
to sell their wares ,with a percent-
age of the proceeds donated to
The WES Pavilion is trans-
formed into a "mini-mall" of sorts
during this three day period.'
Parent volunteers and: students'
on loan from, WHS served as
clerks and gift wrappers.
The art classes of Sue d'Abreu
and the T.E.A.M. class decorated
hundreds of white paper bags
which were used. for gift wrap-
ping. A few very talented parent "
volunteers also helped with this
major undertaking.
PTO wishes to express their
gratitude to all the volunteers that
made this year's Santa Village a
success, and WES would like to
thank our PTO for providing our
children with the opportunity to
give as well as receive.
In preparing for Santa Village,
the PTO sponsored 'an advertising
poster contest. Cody Wade and
Samantha Rich won in their
respective categories. Each .was
given a $15 shopping credit for
Santa Village and will be present-
ed a certificate at end-of-the-year
award ceremonies. We would like
to congratulate both of these.tal-
ented youngsters.
But, the festivities didn't end
there. As in years past, Santa
Claus and employees of the, Gulf
Correctional Institution have vis-
ited WES bringing lots of toys and,
.This year was no disappoint-
menht. Hand-crafted wooden toys
were presented to every child in
pre-k through second grade. Old-
fashioned stick horses, wooden
airplanes, pull toys, and doll cra-.
dles were distributed freely to the
anxious little hands of excited
The generosity of GCI ensures
that many children who may have
otherwise have had a slim
Christmas, go home with a spe-
cial toy and a renewed faith in the
Christmas spirit. WES wishes to
express heartfelt gratitude to GCI
for making such a grand gesture
for the benefit of our students,
WES faculty members
enjoyed a time of relaxation and
fellowship at their annual
Christmas party held on
December 11'. The party was host-
ed by Mr. and Ms. Clayton Wooten
and held in their home. Teachers,
paraprofessionals, and support
staff gathered together to enjoy
tasty goodies and an opportunity
to visit with co-workers.
On behalf of all the Warrior'
family, we wish one and all the
happiest of holidays and look for-
ward to seeing the students when
school resumes on January 6,
2000. Merry Christmas!

NOW See The Star On Line at]

1By: Amanda Marquardt

1999-2000 this. week. They took on:
Greensboro Monday, the 20th.
Christmas break is finally The Lady Sharks' .will not play.
here and the students have been again until alter the holidays.
hard at work preparing for exams. Good luck, Sharks!!
Students will return January f to Mr. Earley would like
face their new sched- to assure everyone that
ules. The schedules Port- St. Joel High
will be distributed ILrst School is not expect-
thing in the morning. ing any malfunctions"
Unfortunately, due to Y2K. However,
they will not be able to I | v if a problem should
alter their schedules aise back-up compi4t-
unless it is an emer- ers are available. ,:
agency. Students are LiUpon returning to
reminded that their i school. students tre
absences are only reminded to register
excused if they bring a / by Friday," January
note within five days of L 7th. for the ACT that
returning. ~ ll be given .at'Bay
Along .with study- High School 'on
ing for exams, the ath- February 12th.
letes have been playing their Report cards will. be distrib-
hearts out. uted on January 14th. Despite the
The 'boys' basketball team recent holiday, students will again
played Liberty County Tuesday, be out of school for Maitin Luther
the 21st. After Christmas, the King Day on January 17th.
boys will be hosting the Gulf Everyone at Port St. Joe High
County Classic, which will be the School would like to congratulate'
28th thru the 30th. Mrs. Gannon for being nominated
The girls have also been busy for "Teacher of the Year" for 2001.


Christmas Holidays .
Early Dismissal
School will not be held
December 22nd to January 5th.
Students return .to school on
Thursday, January- 6th. Have a
safe and happy holiday season
Outstanding School
iCongratulations., to. .Traci
Caddis who was nominated for
ie "Outstanding School Volun-"
teer Award" through the Florida
Department of Education. Traci
volunteers each week as an. art
instructor throughout our school.
We appreciate Traci sharing her
artistic talents with our students!
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-
Grading Period
Our grading period ended on
December 21st. Report cards will
be sent home on January 14. If
you would like' to schedule a par-
ent/teacher, conference,, please
call 227-1221.
Florida Prepaid College.
The Florida Prepaid, College.
Program can be, used at any of
Florida's 10 state universities or
28 community colleges. You -can
transfer the value of the plan to
most private colleges in 'Florida
and more than 1,70.0 out-of-state
colleges. -
If for some reasonhyour child
doesn't need or use the plan, you
can transfer it to another child,: or
if necessary, you can get a refund.
For more information, please
call 1-800-552-4723.. (press ,
prompt 1).
School Holiday
School will not be held on'
Monday, January 17. '
Red Cross Babysitting,
The Port St. Joe Junior
Service League is sponsoring* a
Red Cross Babysitting 'Course, for
boys and 'girls ages 11 to 15, on
Saturday, January 22. The .cost
for the course.is $25,00.
For more information, please
call Sandie Kennedy at 227-2191
or Sara Ross at 227-2590.
The Florida .Comprehensive
Assessment Test will be given to
all fourth and fifth graders on
February 15, 16, and 17.
P.E. Wellness Tip of the Week
"Children Learn What They Live"
If a child lives with criticism,
; He learns to condemn. ;
If a child lives with hostility,
He learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule,
He learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame.
He'learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance,
He learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement,.
He learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise,
He learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness,

He learns justice.
If a child lives with security,
He learns to have faith. '
If a childlives with approval,
He learns to like himself .
If a child lives with acceptance and
.He learns to find love in the
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School News

By: Randi Sasser

By: Randi Sasser i
Hey, everyone! ''
First of all (and most impor-
tant), we have a new "Teacher of
the Year"! Drumroll, please .. i,tis
Mrs. Gant!! Congratulations, Mi-s.
Also, after our Christmas
vacation, please remember that
students do have to. go back to
-school! The first; day back, Iis
January 6th; same time, same
place .-
: The boys' basketball team will
be .playing, its last two home
games on January 7th and
January, 11th. The team will be
playing .Wewa on the 11th and
Blountstown on the' 7th. Come on
out and support the boys on their
last games "at home in the dome!"
That's all folks! Everyone
have a very merry Chrfistmas'ag d
a wonderful New Year! Ta Ta!! ,

GC Supervisor of

Elections To Award-

Two Scholarships
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 its summer, con-
ference 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 i: to
the elections office by March 15,
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 g6 by,
the office located in Room 122 of
the Gulf County Courthouse.

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"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romahis 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

S..Come and Be Blessed! '
Fellowship Church of Praise.
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School .................................. .............. 10 a.m.
Morning Service ................................................. 11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ............................................. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship ..................................... 7 p.m.

S "S ixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ...... 10 a.m.' <
Adult School ........... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. Reid Camcron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr Blvd.

First Baptist Curc
Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
SPastor Minister of Music & Youth
I Sunday School ....... ... ... 9:45 am
| Worship Service . . . 11:00 am,
Disciple Training ........ ........... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .. . . .. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...........7:00 pm,

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


801 20th Street

Port St. Joe 229-6


Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .... ..... 0:0OQ.a.m.
Morning Service . . 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.

S. Constitution 'andMonument
SPort St. Joe .

Sunday School 9...... ... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship . .. 1:00 a.m. .. Fellowship . . 6;00 p.m.
' E ening Worship . . 7:30 p.m.,
l (850) 27-1724 Wednesdav Choir Pracitke ":30 pm.

'Rkv. Jesse Evans Robert E. Downs, Jr.
PASTOR ChoirlDirector .

Diana Sealey -
Youth & Children's Director-

sefBaptist Ch
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
I Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
ible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at lo a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org

Live Tree Adorns Park
The St. Joe Company added to the Christmas decor in down-
town Port St. Joe by planting a huge evergreen at Frank Pate, Jr.
Park. The tree was decorated and, along with the adjoining light-
ed nativity scene, added to the scenery. It will be maintained as
a permanent addition to the park and decorated yearly by the
company as it grows.

Candlelight Communion Service

The Oak Grove Assembly of
God will be. hosting a special:
Candlelight Communion Service
on Christmas Eve from 6:00 until,
6:30 p.m,

Eleanor R. Conley
Eleanor "Ellie" R. Conley, 54,
passed away Thursday morning,
December 16, at her home in
Wewahitchka. She was a native of
Boston, Massachusetts, and had
been a resident of Wewahitchka
since' 1972. She was the daughter
of Edward and Evelyn Cousins of.
Massachusetts. She was a health
care worker for 30 years.
She is survived by her hus-,
band, H. C. Conley; four children,,
Tommy and Susie of Jacksonville
and Hank and Josh of
Wewahitchka; seven grandchil-
dren; and several nieces and
The funeral service was held'
at 2:00 p.m., CT, Sunday,
December 19, at the First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka, conduct-
ed by Rev. Mike Stroud.
Interment followed in the family,
plot in Jehu Cemetery. She lay in
state at the Comforter Funeral
Home, fWewahitchka Branch'
Chapel, from 3 to '6 p.m. on
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch

Dallas J.
Presley, Sr,
Dallas J. Presley,'Sr.' '72, of'
Wewahitchka passed d away
Tuesday, December 14, at' Bay
Medical Center following an
extended illness. A native of
Samson, Alabama, he was a life-
long resident of Gulf County. Mr.
Presley was retired from St. Joe
Paper Company after 41 years of
service, and served in the U.S.
Army. .
Survivors include one son,
Dallas' Presley, gJr. and wife,
Trease; one daughter, Linda
Skipper and husband, Tommy;.
two grandchildren, Pertanya
Presley and B.J. Lincoln; three
great-grandchildren., Branddn.
Blake, and Megan, all of Wewa-
hitchka; three brothers, Charlie'
Presley and wife, Lepna; of
Wewahitchka. Wilmer Presley of
Samson, Alabama, and Dal
Presley and wife, Darlene, of"
Samson. Alabama: and a, host of
nieces and nephews. .
Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m. ET (1:00 CT) on Fri-day,
December 17; at Oak Grove
Assembly of God, conducted by
his son, Dallas Presley. Jr.
Interment followed in Roberts
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch

The community is invited to

Kerrigan Promoted
SThe Panama' City office of
Williams, Cox, Weidner and Cox
announced, last week that Diane
Kerrigan (of Wewahitchka), Tax
Department. and Laura McKinley,
Audit Department, were 'promoted
to Income Partners: Laura Parks .
has been promoted to manager in
the Audit Department;, Rachelle
Favaloro.was promoted to senior
accountant in the Audit Depart-

Thank You
. Thank you for your expres-
sions of sympathy for Mentha L.
Jenkins, my wife, our mother, our
grandmother, aunt, and friend.
We are gratefully, acknowledging
and thanking you for your kind
expression of sympathy.
The Jenkins Family.

Sincere Thanks
We would like to thank each
and everyone for the love. prayers.
visits, gifts, food, calls, and cards
during the time of the loss of our
loved one. May God continue to'
strengthen us and blessing each'
and every one of you.
Thanks sincerely,
The family of Carolyn C. Hall.

SWewish to thank everyone Ior
all the prayers and support that.
we received when we lost our pre-
cilous daughter. You don't know
how much it meant to ius to know
you all cared, so much. '
Thank you all and God bless.
Tommy and Sabrina Vickers

,. ..

Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church

In Matthew 2:11 we
find, "And going into the
house they saw the child
with Mary his Mother, and
they fell down and wor-
shiped him. Then, open-
ing their treasures, they
offered him gifts, gold and
frankincense and myrrh."
: Christmas is a season
of gift giving. Most people
will give and receive many
The wise men visited
Jesus on that first
Christmas. Wise men and
women still visit Jesus
each year as we celebrate
Christmas. One gift is to
worship the Christ child
with a renewed sense of
dedication. My wife and I
always give a gift in the
name of Jesus to someone
less fortunate than us.
A great gift-for Jesus is
to support a church that
bears his name, The mes-
sage of salvation is mostly
heard through the
church. Christ receives all
the gifts made in His
name. Let's keep Christ in

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
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 rasr,' and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -

First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue" Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493
Snda School . .. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Mornitng W\crship ....... 11-00 a m.
Shnda',' Evening Service .. ,.. .... 6:30 p.m.
.'ed es .. .. 00 p i r
We Invite You to Come
.Experience the Powerof Pentecost With Us

firstt United Methodist Church
11.1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Sunday Worship
Services,... ..........1 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. CT


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

Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820


7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET);' .
.+- Sunday School 9:45
8:00 .m. (CT)


DiScQver God's Love! L

'GoJ's Everyone welcome
love Long. AvenueA
hi e 1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sunda. at 1i. a.m!niand6 p.m.
a Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m..and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
the Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
VAdult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives With the Love of Jesus".
0.. 98 : H 98

10:30 Sunday Morning Apolochicola .. E A ...Ponama it
7:00 Wednesday Evening Hw. .id v
71 IReid Ave.
need us? FamilyLife Church
call 229-LIF (5433)
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe ..Wewahitchka

"A Poi)' of Victor." :

i. irst Chk rck of he O, azaene.
.420 Long Avenue Poet St. Joe, Florida 32456'
1 (850) 229-9596:

Sunday School .. .... .... .......10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ... 1 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......... ..... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .. ...... ..7 p.m.

dlre 'ISrmome, worship the
Loed M .lie 6eILO' ~yOf lhohiness5.
Psalm 29:2

\ / The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
1 s4c0ry Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
osv'e' s. Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
t.tSefyiv"' Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776


9 a.m. Sunday

9:30 a.m. Sunday

Call 229-8310.
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

Friday, December 24 at 5:00 P.M. (Central)

-i tFirst Baptist Church

Mexico Beach

Located at 823 N. 15th Street
Corner of 15th and California
Phone (850) 648-5776 -'Sl ~ai

Pac~s 5S

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Corrections Officer

Certification Training

S.W.A.T Is Tossing Out Turkeys
Kendall. Hicks, S.W.A.T. member,". assisted by Clarence
Monette, SWAT advisor, drew the winning names for the SWAT
turkey giveaway live on Channel 1 at Port St. Joe Middle School.
The winners drawn were Loretta Gainous, Henry Harris, the
Moores, James White, Jane Smith, Shirley Williams, Priscilla
Taylor, Judy Rowan, Carlton Johnson, Marty Blood, Elizabeth.
Howell, Erin Hill, Bonnie Belin, and Tina Maestri.
Special thanks go out to the following for their contributions
to the fundraiser: Ard's Florist, Shoreline Medical Group,
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church, IBS, Heart's Desire.
Capital City Bank, New Bethel A.M.E. Church, Hannon Insurance
Agency, and Piggly Wiggly.

There Is a continuous.
statewide demand for certified
corrections officers to work in all
phases of corrections at the state
and county level. Successful com-
pletion of the course of study
qualifies graduates to test for cer-
tification as Flonda correctional
officers. The corrections career
field is one of the fastest growing
sections of the criminal justice,
field. .- .
The 546-hour corrections offi-
cer course includes such academ-
ic subjects as interpersonal skills,
law, correctional operations, com-
munications, emergency opera-
* tions, a hands-on skill develop-
ment in defensive tactics, firearms
qualifications, and certification as
a medical first responder.
The Florida Department of

Corrections has indicated that
students may be eligible to apply
for temporary employment autho-
nzation. Selection as a TEA cor-
rections officer provides both
salary and state benefits during
the college training period.
Funding is also available for
applicants who meet JTPA
requirements. Anyone interested
in enrolling should contact
Brenda Burkett or Bart Furey at

Do You Need
Health Insurance?
If you have no health insur-
ance (Medicare, Medicaid, HMO,
or. private insurance) and your
gross family Income is at or below
1.50% of the Federal Poverty
Guidelines, then you may qualify
for medical services through the
Gulf County Health Department's
Primary Care Challenge Grant.
Program. For more informauon
call 227-1276 or 639-2644.

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OFFICE: (850) 648-4400 FAX (850) 648-4555 TOLL FREE 1-888-385-1844

Sales Associates:
Janice Brownell,
Perry McFarland &
W Charlotte Sanford
Buford Riley
N Joan Lovelace, Broker/Sales
New Listings
1001 N. 15th St. Mexico Beach This 2 story stucco
home has 2 BR/2BA, CH/A, 2 car garage with lots of stor-
age, zoned general commercial, large lot, fenced yard
118 S 38th Mexico Beach This 2 BR/1.5 BA Townhome
is on beachside. Townhome is furnished, CH/A, deck, very
nice, great rental!! $129,900
412-5th Street Mexico Beach This very nice double
wide mpbile home has 3 BR/2 BA, deck, screened back
porch, shed, carport, yard landscaped. Short walk to
beach. $69,900
Gulfaire Drive 2 Lots Lot 32 & 33, Block C, $34,500
Palmetto St. Overstreet Approx 1 acre,-financing avail-
able $16,500
Jarrott Rd. Overstreet Waterfront Wetappo Creek-
Lots 1 & 2 approx. 3 acres, septic & well in place. Financing
available, $49,900 Each.
Jarrott Rd. Overstreet Waterfront Wetappo Creek -
Lot 3. Approx. 4 acres with well & septic in place. Financing
available $49, 900
Highway 386 & Harley Davidson Drive Approx. 3 acres.
Homes/Mobile Homes financing available $18,000
130 & 132 Bay Street St. Joe Beach Traditional Duplex
only 1/2 block to beach. 2 BR/1 BA on one side, 3 BR/1-3/4
BA on the other side. Screened porch on both sides.
Furnished. $114,500
201 Virginia Drive -Mexico Beach 2 BR/1 BA with
enclosed front porch.-CH/A, new windows and vinyl siding.'
Fenced yard, utility shed and carport. Short walk to beach.
205 Arkansas Dr., This single wide home has 2 Br, 2 Ba,
unfurnished, washer/dryer hook-ups, cen. heat/air, fenced
yard. $54,900.
414 Colorado Dr. This new home has 3 BR/2 BA
approx. 1400 sq. ft., C N lOT.1er bedroom has large,
lighted wlk in closet, g f ~ib"plan, lot approx 100 X
158, within walking distance to beach. $129,900
414 Arizona Drive This beautiful home has 3 BR/2
BA, living room has stone fireplace, privacy fence,
beautiful landscaping, 2 1/2 car garage with work shop,

1602 HIGHWAY 98 MEXICO BEACH www.crystalsandsrealty.com

too many extras to list. $185,000
109 C 29th St. "Water's Edge" This 2 BR/2 BA condo is
just steps from the beach.. Furnished, CH/A. Great Rental.
701 -Nautilus Dr. This beautiful home has 3 bedrooms,
3 full baths, formal dining room, breakfast room, laundry
room. Master bath has garden tub, separate shower.
Other features include covered patio, screened, heated
pool, fenced yard, sprinkler system, landscaped..
707 Nautilus Dr. This beautiful stilt home has 3 BR/2
BA, 'approx. 2248 sq. ft., pantry, lots of storage, dual
heat/air, fireplace, Ig. laundry rm., upstairs loft room
may be used for office, playroom, den, large deck.
109 Ocean Ridge Lane:? This lovely ranch style home is
on a cul-de-sac. Inside and outside homehas just been
painted. New carpet, sprinkler system, privacy fence.
9248 Cockles Short walk to beach. 3 BR/1 BA, single
wide, mobile home, great rental or beach retreat. $49,900
236 Pine St. This single wide mobile home is just a short
walk to beach.2 BR/1 BA has extra room added for stor-
age, great rental or beach retreat. $49,900.
7730 Alabama Ave. This 2 BR/2 BA home has den,
laundry'room, screened, porch, deck, fenced back yard,
storage shed, carport, $89,900
3720 Highway 386 This beautiful modular home has 4
BR, 2 BA, den with fire lace, laundry room. Master bath
has jacuzzi and seSG L wer. Other features include
fish pond, above ground pool, deck, covered porch,
metal building (approx. 40 x 60), approx 4 acres, just
minutes from the beach. $129,900
204 21st St., Port St. Joe. This 3 BR/2.5 BA home is
partly completed. Home has a 2 car garage, just a short
walk to schools. Must See! $89,900
21,11 Juniper Ave.; Port St. Joe 3 BR/2 BA home on cor-
ner lot across from elementary school. Beautiful in-ground
pool. Fenced back yard. $115,900
2250 Amberjack Ave. This 3 BA/1 BA home has many
possibilities,large living room. Great for first time buyers
or rentals. $47,500.00

2427 Victoria- Ave. This 3 BR/1 BA home has front
porch, laundry room on back porch. $29,900.
2421 Victoria Ave. This 3 BR/2 BA double wide has din-
ing room, breakfast nook in kitchen laundry room, den
livingroom, Must See! $29,900
111 Pridge tt el trailer
(5th wheel), ,

162 Sierra Drive, Stone Mill Creek This 1999 double
wide home has 3 BR/2 BA, CH/A, washer/dryer hook-up, ,
breakfast nook, bar and, fireplace in living room, and fish
pond. Approx. 1 acre. $89,900

704 Highway 98 Unobstructed Gulf View Zoned
General Commercial 2 lots 50 x 150 each. Zoning will
allow single or multi-family use, as well as commercial.
420 Colorado Dr ,+tprox. 100'x158', cleared,,
homes only.$29,901. i
Sun' Ray Court Lot 2, has septic, water tap paid.
Homes or restricted mobile homes. Financing available. '
Sun Ray Court Lot 16, water tap paid. Homes or
restricted mobile homes. Financing available, $34,000
Sun Ray Court Lot 12, water tap paid. Homes or
restricted mobile homes. Financing available. $44,000
Phase IV Ocean Ridge Lane, lots 3 and 4, blk 1
$28,500 Each.
Phase II Gulfaire Drive Lots 32 & 33, Block C
$34500 Each
Atlantic St. Corner Lot 75 X 150. Financing available -
Alabama Ave. Lot 65 x 150. Financing available,
Hwy. 98 across highway from beach. 168'x112' lot.
$150,000. Reduced to $140,000
Most areas unrestricted to houses or mobile homes.
Borders Rd. Overstreet Lots 1 and 2 approx. 1.4
acres each. $12,500
Borders Rd. OveSOft.DLot 3 approx. 2 acres -

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Fantasy Properties won the best decorated business category in the Mexico Beach decorating contest.

Christmas lights shine bright throughout the area as residents enjoy the Christmas holidays by
brightening their homes and yards with. colorful decorations. In the photo above 89-year-old Ruby Lewis
'shows that you're never too old to get into the spirit of, Christmas. As long as most can remember she
has decorated her yard at 179 Avenue B. This year some of the local churches got together and decided
to give Mrs. Lewis a "'Yard of the Month" award.

Gilda and Butch Hobbs' home on Long Avenue brightens the holidays.

;rRni~iMB- TI-E REAL


Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
4693 Cape San Bias Rd., Cape San Bias, FL 32456
St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-41 1-3717
6260 Hwy.,98, St. Joe Beach, FL 32456


Gulf Front Cape Shoals,
CIAGLE, 2BR/2.5BA, approx.
1,3 .OSF directly' on the Gulf.
Never been on the rental market,
very nicely furnished! Make an
appt;.today to see this townhouse.

Cape San Bias Gulf Front -
Tropicale 5/6 BR, 4BA Home.
Lot size 62.5 x325 MOL. Approx.
2,400+ SF. Enclosed 2-car garage.
Now Under Construction.
MLS#4490. $489,900.


Brighton By the Sea Nine private,
Gulf front 3BR/3 3/4BA single fami-
ly homes located in the Indian Pass
Area. New Construction. Limited
Opportunity! This house has approx.
1700 sq. ft. Special features include a
16'x32' heated swimming pool (to be
built after sale of 5th home), board-
walk to pool and beach. FEDERAL
FLOOD INS. IS AVAIL.!! $305,000.

Gulf Front Cape Shoals,
Pelican Point, 2 BR/2.5BA,
approx. 1,310 SF. Rarely used,
never rented! Vacation ready, down
to linens and silverware. Just bring
your toothbrush! MLS #4295.
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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)
S. Cathy Kitchens, Margaret Presswood, Linda Ulm, Tommy Luster

Carrabel. e 8:0064 359* ."..... f.l.r..:.bechco
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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
SCNA. Students who successfully
continue until May 8 will receive a
certificate as a PCT.
Financial aid is available for
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 offering
the A.A. and A.S. degrees and
vocational certificates. It is locat-
ed at 3800 Garrison Avenue in
Port St. Joe.

Public Notices
4560 COUNTY ROAD 386
PORT ST. JOE, EL 32456
(o50) 647-3031
B & A Towing will be selling the fotiowing ve l-
cles on the'day of December 31,.1999 at 8:00, a.m..
eastern time. The sale will be held at 4560 C.R. 386,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456; We reserved the right to
refuse any and all bids. .
Year Make VIN
1982 Mercury IMEBP5FXDZ605388
1994 Isuzu JAACL11LXR7212452
1991 L'umina 2G1WL54T9M9120189
1996 Neon IP3ES42C5TD597965
1977 Impala IL69V7S208567
Itc, December 23. 1999.
The Gulf County School Board is accepting
statements of qualifications and performance data
from architectural service firms for the Wewahitchka
Elementary School' Renovation. Remodeling, and
Construction Project. The School Board requests
interested firms to submit written information for
review and study. Information to be provided should
be consistent with Florida Statute 287.055.
Interested firms should submit eight (8) copies of
the information to Charles T. Watson. Assistant
Superintendent. Gulf County Schools, 150 Middle
School Road. Port St. Joe. FL 32456 on or before
January 28, 2000 at 12:00 noon. E.T. After commit-
tee review (7 10 days), no fewer than three firms
will be selected for oral presentations to be sched-
uled at a later date. For additional information call
(850) 229-8256.
2tc. December 30 and January 6, 1999.


tOR "Selling Sunsets for 53 Tears"

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

Cathey Parker Hobbs
Sally L. Childs, Realtor Associate
P. 0. Box 123 Hwy. 98 & 31 stSt.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Iwiwi.hornmton com 'paiker or
e-marl .paokcerreatry@d.'ralep.ecom

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GREAT GULF VIEW Under Construction This beautiful 2-story home with great Gulf %ie\ is noi under ConitrucCton
Located at the r.rner ot Gult" ,ire-Dne and Highwa 9S.on extra Irge lot. Featuring 3-4 bedrooms, 2 1. 2 baths, mniater bath
hb.i g.rdertub .ind.sepiri: srsio er I 'o0 SE 'ri.. i re. Pl -uo.ered porches i"d garAge. 9' cClltng '..aulted to 12' tbr-open-
ness. Their are all electric, Lcnitral hej [ and a c, concrete lip ,iding oil e\tenor, laundrn room, carpet and nm i$225,000.00
NICE & NEAT- 2 bedrQom home on beautiful landscaped corner lot. Owners hdac completed man\ loel mlmpro\ements ard
are in the process of more. 16' x 30' screened porch, decks and storage. Walking distince to the Beach 260 PoInce De Leon St
St Joe Beach. $96,000.
GULF VIEW -Kent Towers -newly constructed homes with 1080 sf, 2 br/1.5 ba, great room, kit 'DR LR., 2 car carport
Porches and decks with gulf view. Top of.the line overlap steel roof, vinyl siding. Ceramic rile tloors including porch, qiaIhr, light
fixtures, ceiling fans, all appliances. Completely furnished, eCquipped and decorated. Model open. 814 H,\. 98, Nlekico Beach
$179,000.00. REDUCED TO $139,000.00.
BEST VALUE ON THE BEACH Charming executive/family home on choice lot in prestigious Gulf Aire Subd. This home
offers 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths in over 2700 sq. ft. and many beautiful. amenities. ,220 Buccaneer Dr. REDUCED TO
$219,000.00. '
1456 H & C sq ft i cenit! H & A/C, Fl. room, carport, potting shed & storage building. Lot size 75' x 112'. 209 Seventh Street.
SMexico Beach. $98,500 00
GET READY TO MOVE IN 2 new beach l~omes with a view of the Gulf! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath plus 260 sf porch built on pil-
ings to take adj antage ot the view. Master bedroom and 2nd bedroom have walk-in closets. Open concept living/dining/kitchen.
Vaulted ceilings, laundry room and large screened porch. Each has 1300 sq. ft. heated and cooled area. Selma St., St. Joe Beach.
130 Selma Ae. $144,900.00 Seller will pay $3,500.00 towards buyer's closing cost. 136 Selma Ave. $139,900.00. Porch will
be open instead of screened.
GREAT PERMANENT OR SECOND HOME 3 bedroom 2 bath, with approx. 1150 SF. Has CH/A, carpet, vinyl and
more. Must See!! 58 Oak Ave., Mexico Beach. $I105,000.00-REDUCED-$98,500.00. REDUCED $94,500.00.
ROOM TO SPARE IN QUIET SUBDIVISION. 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home with 2 additional landscaped lots available (1
on either side). Has custom cabinets, extra room for office, front & rear screened porches, solarium wired for hot tub, tile/car-
pet and,2-car garage w/boat shed. Extra lot on either side available. 45 1st St. Mexico Beach. Only $169,900.00.
GRANDMA'S HOUSE Near boat landing on Wetappo Creek. 2/3 bedroom house on approx. 900 SF, screened porch, stor-
age room with washer and dryer hook ups. Marshall Lane, offWhitfield Rd., Overstreet. $45,000.00
200 RAVEN LANE Off Pleasant Rest Road Handyman's special 1 acre near Wetappo Creek with 1984 doublewide mobile
home in need of repair. (Some renovations have been done or are in progress). Has workshop, other buildings with possibilities
and nice pool with decking.$59,900.00..
GREAT GULF VIEW-SHORT WALK TO BEACH-Zoned tourist/commercial. 3 bedroom '(1 is not completed)
Brick/Wood construction, Ig Florida room, FP, garage, shed, 2502 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach. $185,000.00.
COMPLETELY RENOVATED BEACH HOME- 1 BLOCK TO BEACH 3 bedroom, 2 bath, (Split bedroom plan) open
kitchen, living/dining, CH & A/C, deck, 100' 1 107' lot. 9330 Auger, Beacon Hill. $125,000.00.
LOVELY BRICK HOME- ATTRACTIVE DECOR-3 bedrooms 2 bath, 100' X 100' lot, kit/dining, family room, office,
formal dining room, screened porch, shed & more. 7118 Georgia Avenue, St. Joe Beach. $137,500.00.
GREAT LOCATION TO THE BEACH -1980 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on a nice lot. Lot can be accessed from
Fortner or Florida Ave. Master bedroom has garden tub, has central heat and a/c, ceiling fans, all appliances, separate carport
and storage building. 710,Fortner Ave., Mexico Beach. $85,000.00.
BEAUTIFUL BRICK SINGLE STORY HOME -Like new, approx. 1660 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 .bath, split plan, fam. rm. with
patio doors to patio, sep iai, n Ill r tral heat and air, vaulted ceiling, berber carpet, ceiling
fans, plantation shutters, UltLfagHtd lNlOJW 18v., Private beach, pool &.tennis court for home owners.
$149,900.00 REDUCED TO $139,000. Under Contract.
NICE HOME WITH PLENTY OF ROOM -3 bedroom, 2 bath, approx. 2450 sq. ft. Has living room, dining room, central,
heat and a/c, screened porch, all appliances, storage shed, separate carport and oversize lot 100'x150'. Home can remain com-
pletely furnished except for personal items. 247 Columbus St., St. Joe Beach. $149,000.
BEAUTIFUL 3 STORY HOME WITH RENTAL ON PROPERTY -3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, living/dining, kitchen and
Florida room, plus many amenities. Home has approx. 1700. S.F. living area, and a huge garage with shop, laundry and elevator
to main floor. Detached garage and 2 bedroom, 1 bath rental mobile home on property. 236 SantaAnna, St. Joe Beach. -
AFFORDABLE BEACH RETREAT-2 Blocks to Beach. 3 bedroom 1.5 bath, Mobile Home-with Florida room, covered back
porch, detached carport, small storage shed and fish cleaning station. Completely furnished. Nicely landscapaed. 254 Coronado
St., St .Joe Beach $58,000.00
GREAT LOCATION Brick building in excellent condition with room for expansion. Includes ample parking, sewer, city
water, and gulf view. Many possibilities. 8226 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. $235,000.00.
GREAT POSSIBILITIES! This commercially zoned 4 bedroom home with attached office and warehouse has loads of possi-
bilities. 1100 North 15th Street, Mexico Beach. $137,500.00.
GULF FRONT LOT- Great Location 66.6' on the gulf, 80' deep. 1303 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach. $285,000.00
MEXICO BEACH Lot 12, lijLu 14 (100'xl08') on California Street. Has septic tank and water tap. Sewer tap is paid.
$25,000.00 VOLD
MEXICO BEACH Unit 14, Blk G, Lot 1. 100'xl00' corner lot, w/water & sewer tap paid. 401 Texas Drive. $24,500.00.
HIGHWAY 386 .86 acre, nice location. Residential zoning. $12,800.00.
SUNSHINE ACRES -Highway 3SOLD acres. $15,000.00. Sold
OVERSTREET 1/2 acre with septic tank, cleared and quiet. Great country living! 384 Pheasant, off Pleasant Rest Rd.'to Carr
Rd. $14,500.00
OVERSTREET Hwy 386 S35, T5, Rll, 1.56 acres ML. 125' Hwy Frontage. $15,000.00.
ST. JOE BEACH North 50' X 150' of lots 10 & 11, Block 28, Unit # 2, 7118 Georgia Avenue Has septic tank that will
need to be recertified-$30.000.00

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Red Todd on Long Avenue, is gaily decorated for the holidays.

This home on Juniper Avenue is ready for jolly old St. Nick to arrive.

74w SeaPest S* 9c-, 7-e nitd s, peie4rs4* 23,'19,99

Florida's Top Twentieth

Century Weather Events

The National Weather Service
offices in Florida have unveiled
the top weather events of the 20th
century. The warning coordina-
tion meteorologists from each of
the seven offices serving the state
compiled the list.
"The list of 10 events is not
meant to be exhaustive. It simply
serves as a reminder to Floridians
that the state is vulnerable to
many types of severe weather and
flooding," said Bob Goree, warn-
ing coordination meteorologist
from the NWS in Tallahassee.
The meteorologists compiled
the list after considering factors
such as the magnitude, severity,
economic cost, and death toll. It
comes as no great surprise that
hurricanes comprise the, largest
part of the list with five storms
included. Tornadoes and extreme
winter weather outbreaks make
up the remainder of the list.
While not listed, the state also
dealt with costly, deadly floods,
drought, and associated fires,
floods, and heat waves. Addition-
ally, during the latter part of the
century, two other weather relat-
ed phenomena, lightning and rip
currents, have caused the majori-
ty of deaths in Florida.
Top 10 significant weather events
in Florida during the 20th
century (chronological order)
Hurricane-South Florida (Sep.
Hurricane-South Florida, Lake
Okeechobee storm surge (Sep.

Large camellia, cold tolerant citrus, satsuma,
orange, kumquat, lemon, grapefruit, etc.
Peach, Pear, Plum, Apple & Japanese
Good Selection of flowering shrubs & salt
loierant landscape plants.
Fresh pine straw $2.99 a bale

7 m.S

"The stockings were hung
by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas
soon would be there."
-Clement Clarke Moore,
A Visit From St. Nicholas

Merry Christmas to our many
friends all over the area.
May the holiday bring many
wonderful surprises.

Gulf County



K Services

* The Great Labor Day
Hurricane-Florida Keys (Sep.
2, 1935)
* Hurricane Donna (Sep 10-
* Tornado Outbreak in Central
Florida (Apr. 4, 1966)
* Severe cold Outbreak (Jan.
18-27, 1977)
* Cold Outbreak (Dec. 22-25,
* Hurricane Andrew (Aug. 24,
* "Storm of the Century" (Mar.
12-13, 1993) ;
* Deadliest Florida tornado out-
break (Feb. 22-23, 1998)
For f rather information, con-
tact this office or visit the follow-
ing web site: edu/topevents.htm>

Taxes Seminar
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Small Business Develop-:
ment Center and the Veterans'
Business Outreach Center will
offer a seminar entitled, "Ac-
counting and Taxes for Small
Businesses" on Tuesday, Jan-
uary,18, 2000, from 5:00-9:00
p.m. at Gulf Coast Community
College in the LifeLong Learning
Department, Room 243 in the
Student Union Building.
SThe instructor is William
SSteiner, of Steiner & Company.
Certified Public.Accountants.
Prospective entrepreneurs
and existing business owners will
learn about the basic require-
ments and appropriate methods
.of recordkeeping ina .small busi-
ness. Topics include recordkeep-
ing, tax reporting requirements,
employee expenses, and monthly
income statements.
Reservations may be made by
paying a $25 registration fee in
advance to Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College's Lifelong Learning
Department. For more informa-
tion, call 850-872-3823 or check
their website at gc.cc.fl.us/sbdc>

GCSC Bingo Cancelled
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens, Association has
announced that Tuesday night
bingo games have been cancelled
until further notice.

For the deal of your life,.
see mel

Sales Representative

(850) 785-5221
2251 W. 23rd Street



Bob & Frances Young
Hwy 20 West, Mowrey Ind. Park.
Blountstown, Florida
Phone: (850) 674-8645

We thankyou for the pleasure
.' of your friendship and good will
during the past year, and
wish you happiness and prosperity
throughout the new year.

Resort Realty
St. Joseph Bay Office
Cape San Bias at Barrier Dunes
St. George Island

All Lit Up for the Holidays!!!
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Davis and their daughter, Amanda, have really gone all out in decorating their home and yard for the holidays. They
begin the first part of November in getting out all of the decorations, making sure all the bulbs are burning, and putting the displays togeth-
er. Christmas music fills the air as the carousel turns, the helicopter gets ready to lift Santa away, and the train chugs around the track. The
other side of the yard is devoted to displays depicting the real reason for the season. The home is located at 139 Betty Drive in Ward Ridge.

jexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.
.9, 1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida

t.850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959
BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner Barbara Mannon, Associate 850-647-5004 e, MLS.,

512-A Hwy. 98 2 Bd., 2.5 ba townhome with
Unobstructed Gulf View across from Dedicated
Beach! Living room has full mirrored wall, sliding
glass doors lead to covered front porch with spec-
tacular Gulf Viewl Kitchen appliances included.
Owner will finance! $149,000.00.

419 Texas Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALEIt Spacious custom built 4 Br, 2 Ba sin-
gle family home soon to be under construction' 1648SF heated and cooled living
area. Lg. LR, combined kitchen and dining area has all wood cabinets w/center island
,work station w/bar-an4 French doors thdc]lead to back polio Appliances include ref.
w/ice maker, dishwasher, range, disposal Double car garage w/automatic garage
door. On 100'xlO8' landscaped lot w/underground sprinkler system. $119,900.00.
304 Harley Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE I Quality custom built 3 Br, 2 Ba single
family home soon to be under construction! 1 408SF heated and cooled living area.
Lg. LR has vaulted ceiling, kitchen has all wood custom cabinets, appliances include
refrigerator w/icemaker, dishwasher, range. dispsoal. Ceiling fan w/light in all rooms.
2 car garage w/aufomatic garage door openers. Landscaped 87.5' x 108' lot
w/underground sprinkler system. nice neighborhood on paved street. $115,000.00.
512-C Hwy. 98 2 Bd., 2.5 ba ,ownhome with unobstructed GIlf View across from Dedicated ,
Beach! Freshly painted intericr, new ca O fls throughout Li,'ng room has full mirrored
wall, sliding glass doors lead lo co.ered ronlt porch wih spectacular Gulf View, Ktcher. appli-
ances included. Owner will finance' 5149,000 00
2603 Hwy. 98 BEACHSIDE Duplex on 75'x100 corner lot zoned Tourist Commercial! 2 BR, 1 bath
each sidd with 8'x12' front screened porch and co.e.ed par.o Traditional concrete block con-
slruction, window AC, gas heat Sepaiaole laundry bu.ldinrg has asher and dryer for each unit.
Great location only steps to the Beach with e'av, acceWs-i $205,000 00.
420 Texas Drive Like new 3 Bi, 2 full bath single faim.l/ home ;n nice residential neighborhood.-,
Built 6/98 home is :n excellent condition, large li;rg room, lovely kitchen, all wood cabinets,
superior appliances included Abundance of storage Double car garage, front covered porch
and back sun deck. Must see'S137.500 00
426 7th St. PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE! Quality custom built 4 Br, 2 Ba single family home
under construction. 1648+ sUlcJderciwn tre ctar garage w/oauomatic garage
door openers. CH/A, rel w/ice maker, electric range, dlshwa.sher, d.sposol, ce.lng fans w/light,
;n all room; On 100'x158.33' landscaped lot.
$1 0990000
412A & B 7th Street Mexico Beach- (2) NEW 2 Br,
2 full Ba townhomes. On landscaped lot, paved
street ,rh easy access t he Beach l Approx.
S 7504S: plus front sun deck and back patio area.
Cen. elec. hi ac,,ceiling fans, custom wood cabinets,
and appliances. Buyer may choose carpel & rl.>1 colors w/construction contract. Must see this
affordable Beach Tetreaii Only 579 900 00 Each'
427 Colorado Dr. Lovely design and floor plan Pre-Ccnniruci.on 3 Br 2 Ba home on extra large
10a0'x158.33' lot within walking distance to Beach. LR has vaulted ceiling, fireplace w/ceramic.
accent and wood mantle, kitchen/dining ,gfa :has 9' ceilings and lovely bay window. Large
master Br has walk-in closet, master bath has whirlpool tub and separate shower. $124,900.

9206 Starfish Beacon Hill 3 Br, 1 Ba single family home on 3 corner lots. (150'Xi00 I Front
screened porch & sun deck Exteror vinyl siding, concrete pad for carport or garage Cen heat
needs outside AC unit Liv rm. has stone fireplace, kitchen and dining area ha> '.ood cabinets
Appliances include refr.g gas range $70,000 "AS IS "
136 Bay St. St. Joe Beach. Traditional older beach cottage' 2 Br 1 Ba only i/2 block ao beach
Interior has been upgraded-d m y re d rlorda rms on front and back of home
75'x125' lot Electrical ha lo gdSw KSWIoxei Affordable beach rer,-ea,
$2O.69. Reduced to $75,000.00.
9111 Hwy. 98 Beacon Hill This Traditional Southern Beach Cottage has been corr.pleiel,' remod
eled and has 2 bedrooms, I both on a
48'x255.32' Gulf Front lot Hardwood floors
throughout, recessed lighting, central heat & "' '-
a/c, all new window, doors, electrical, plumb-. '
ing, appliances, new metal root. beautifully fur-
nished and decorated. Custom made designer
curtains throughout Large screened porch over- .i ., ..... ..* : '
looks the Gulf and sun deck with boardwalk to '
the beach! $395,000 00 REDUCED to S350,000.00.
Beachi Take Pine St. 2 blocks to Alabama Ave. turn right to entrance of subdivi-,
-sion. Large cleared lots ready for building: high and dry. Amenities include: paved':..
streets, street lights, deed restrictions, underground utilities-city water, natural gas, .
electric, phone, cable. Restricted Housing Subd. homes only. Only $26,900,00
109 20th Street 100'x1 00' residential home lot only 1/2 block to Beach! Beautiful 'trees, ,nice,-
neighborhood. $49,900.00.
5th Street 100'.x 158.33' lot with easy access to Beach. Unit 14, Blk A, Lot 9.
119 Pine St. Unit 11, Bik UWl CpeOoh t $44,500: .
210 Hwy. 98 50'x150' resid0trial building t with UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW across from
DEDICATED BEACHII $35,oooM. l ae r t1ontract ,
Texas Drive 100'x108.33' corner lot completely cleared..Nice shade trees, Unit 14, Blk-F,,-ot 2,
California Drive.- 100'x108.33' corner lot completely cleared. Nice shade trees. Unit 14, Blk F, Lot
1, $28,900.00. .. ,' L -
Pine Street '75'x100' residential'lot with very 'easy Beach access!! Unit 11, Blk 5, Lot '
1. Reduced to $23,000.00. .
Corner Hwy. 386 and 15th St. Beautifully landscaped entrances, paved streets with
street lights, Large cleared lots with easy Beach access. Underground utilities, city ,
water, natural gas, electric, phone, cable, and.city sewer (available Spring 1999). '
Deed restrictions: Zoned for mobile homes only All lots recently Filled with clean top t
soil new drainage includes sewer and water tap fees. $24,900 00.
Sun Ray Court lot 7. Has septic tank and water meter. Reduced price $29,000.
(gJw I(^ainm g04 wUl &6 t Mi&klb wemo a my

Restricted Housing Subdivision Ho es Only! Only 2 Blocks to the Beach!


Large cleared lots ready
for building: high and dry
Paved Streets Covenants and
Underground Utilities: City Water,
Natural Gas, Electric, Phone, Cable
Directions: Hwy. 98 to Pine St. N. on Pine St. 2
blocks to Alabama, right to entrance of subdivision I

Purchase Price:

$26,900.00 each

We want to work for you!!! Whether buying or selling, give us a call so that our professional and friendly staff can meet your real
estate needs.! Visit our web site at www.mexicobeach.com/harmon E-mail address: harmonrealty@digitalexp.com
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Antlerless Deer P

to Better Manage

There was a day in the not- the Norl
1o!-6distant past when white-
tailed deer numbers were low and ing zon
seeing a few deer was something central
to .take note of. But, how times Tallaha
have changed., hunting
White-tails now occupy virtu- have at
ally all available habitat in the dj toinin
state and as populations have at least
grown, hunters have increased
the number of deer they remove For
b by obtaining antlerless deer per- acres, a
mits from the Florida Fish and- an area
Wildlife Conservation Commis- less dee
sion. can par
ting an
Wildlife biologist Arlo Kane "For
handles the antlerless deer appli- this giv
cation program in Northwest better
Florida, and last year alone he Kane sa
received applications from 420 the enti
private landowners or hunting buck-dc
groups wanting to participate in herd siz
the program. As
"We Issued 7,466 antlerless trend ,
deer tags for. 1,006,000 acres of landowi
l4cal woodlands." Kane said; ."It's deer ma
6 difficult to determine how many. addition
of.the tags are actually filled, but ing ant
we estimate it's roughly 50%." are now
'Kane, whose territory covers their hi

thwest Florida deer hunt-
e and a small part of the
zone just east of
ssee, said individuals or
clubs can apply if they
least 640 adjoining acres,
can apply together as an
ig group il their lands total
640 acres.
those with at least 150
nd whose property adjoins
Already receiving antler-
r permits, Kane said they
ticipate as well by submit-
r those who participate,
res them the flexibility to
manage their deer. :herd,"
aid. "They can harvest does
ire season and bring their
oe sex ratios and their deer
ze more in line."
evidence .of the growing
of hunting groups or
ners interested in modern
management. Kane said in
n to these groups obtain-
lerless deer permits, they.
w restricting members of
hunting leases from shoot-.

Jack and Jill Would Love

o Rdn Up the Hill With

T Your Family This Christmas!

"tf' Jack and Jill are not up the
hill, but/ at the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society and-they, along
with their friends, need a home for
the holidays.
At present, the Humane
Society has these two Jack the
short legged basset and Jill the
inixed lab pictured .above, four
;-ixed .bulldogs, (two female and

7 Prudential
9 Resort Realty of
W, St. George Island

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

PORT ST. JOE Family Home,
4BR/2.5BA, 2551 sq. ft. dwelling
,with di.ning/kitchen combination,
.family room, fireplace, on land-
scaped lot with an in-ground pool.
Home is an excellent value in a
quaint section of town. $114,900.

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

two male) under one year old, one
brindle wire haired male terrier,
and one small female beagle
In all there are 20 dogs to
choose from, and. one calico cat.
For more information x ou
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane. Society at 227-1103 or
visit their web site at www.cape

St. George Islond

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

ier Dunes at Cape San Bias
110 Barrier Dur.e: Dr F.'r ir Jc,- FL 3.a150
229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107

it, i~.

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

Cape San Bias -Barrier Dunes
Townhomes. Beachfront, beachview
and interior, townhomes in a gated
community with swimming pool, ten-
nis courts, fishing lakes and land-
scaped grounds. Available from

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

ing young, but legal-size small-'
antlered bucks. Instead, he said
it's common for groups to have 6-
point or 8-point minimum antler
rules in an effort to boost the
number of larger antlered bucks
on their areas.
The antlerless deer permit
application deadline is 30 days

9211 Hwi. 98 Beacon Hill. BEALiTIFLiL' State ol the
art beachfront home, 4 bd. 3ba. '. rap-around deck,
large living area. wooden shutters, fireplace. Anderson
windows, easy maintenance '. irl siding, alarm sys-
tem, too many amenities to list. Plenty of parking.
$615.000. Call Jioan for more information. MLS #4629

Z/ : l .- Listing 8027 Hwy. 98,
St. Joe Beach. 4 bed-
room, 3 bath single fami-
Iv e\EcutI'.e home.
S Nearly new at 4 years,
newly carpeted, w./dec-
.orator touches Approx.
2..401:1 iq. It of living.
S-pace. Separate air con-
ditioning for each of
....... ..... ... three lev eks. Partiall)
turnished $S550,000 Owner ready to negotiate. Call

Mexico Beach step out to the beach! Bu) one or all four
of these Gulf View townhomes. Each has a 2b'r/2.5 ba,
with appliances & tastefully furnished. 2 end units -
$179,000 each, 2 middle units. $159.010u each These are
too good to pass up MLSn4)i:9.4612. Onner financing

panoramic Gulf view.2bedroom, 1.5 balh. Townhouse
on St. Joe Beach Patio, balcorn breakfa-.t bar, beauti-
ful wood cabinets Inside utility & .-terior storage.
Quiet complex Eas lifest, le. $1120,000

prior to the end of the general gun
season. Due to the time involved
in processing an application,
Kane suggested anyone interested
-in the program contact the FWC's
Panama City' regional office as
soon as possible for an applica-
tion. The number is (8501 265-

ermit Program Provides "Flexibility

Their Deer Herd" -Says Kane, FFWCC

111111! }

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

NEW LISTING Gulfaire Sub., 103 Buccaneer Drive.
Large comfortable family home, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath
stucco c-n corner lot. Brick fireplace in liv. rm., den and
formal dinirig room, eat in kitchen. Deck off master .
bed room and bath upstairs, 2 car garage. $149,900. Call
Ellen Allemore.
in Pink, 8228 Hwy. 98,
St. Joe Beach. Beautiful 2
f 'fIf BJl ii br, 2 ba approx. 1100 sq.
T I- '"L ft tully 5 furni'hed 2 sto-
Srv home, Turn key for
S' investor or great perma-
i.t |[I. nent home. Approx. 75'
oI- t osharEd parking, so
i plenty, of room for the
boat Close beach acces-, and great water views.
C-rowing area nith all the convenience.. The home is
just over one year old and eer\thing is in excellent
cond Sh,.-. like a dream. Going!.... Going! .$198.00u.

*. .. .. g. i l

107 S. 30th St., Mexico Beach. You must see the sunset
trom the deck of this lo'. el, home! 4BR,'2 5BA home on
plimngs, brick fireplace metal roof, priv'.acy fence, -wrap-
around deck. Irrigation system Plenty ot parking
space. Many more amenities. $380,000.

NEW LISTING Dockside Townho'use 110-B
Miramar Dr. Mexico Beach Betieen beach and high- Seashores comer of Nautilus/NARVAEZ A'e. Newl\v
way ON CANAL! 2 bedroom, 2.5 ba, furnished, ch/a, constructed 3 bedroom, 2 bath hime eith unique fl,..r
PRIVATE BOAT SLIP. $22 000 '. plan and many rra feature'.. Lg. landscaped c-rner lot.
irrigation well with sprinkler system back yard patio. 2
I' '-)' car garage, paved drive. Nine t.oo.t ceilings. tiled counter a
.'" floors, plantation shutters, gas fireplace pine entertain-
ment center, gas sto.e. Priced to sell at $179,90u.
^mum o gt l m e Prce 98 xo B n

Mexico Beach 203 Fifth St. Affordable beach retreat. 2
bedroom/2 bath house is 725' from dedicatEd beach, nice
yard. Has great possibilities. Needs some work. Reduced
to $99,500.

75'x125' 0
Mexico Beach-Commercial, 820 Hwy 98. BUILDING
ONLY! Approx. 1200 sq. ft., heated and cooled. Good
parking. Entrepreneur's dream! Zoned commercial, high
traffic area. $350,000.
Mexico Beach 116 S. 41st St. very nice 3 bedroom, 2
bath-beach house just steps to the water. Totally updat-
ed interior including paint, carpet, vinyl, and all new
furnishings. Fully furnished, large glassed in porch,
exterior storage unit, handicap accessible. Excellent
rental potential. $195,000.
111-A First St. 1/2 stucco duplex with Gulf view 45
steps across from dedicated beach. Gulf view from
glassed-in dining area. Great arrangement with master
bdrm.; 1 ba., kitchen, dining, living area upstairs. 1
,Bdrm., 1 ba. downstairs, garage with auto door opener..
Reduced to $104,900.
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfortable
approx. 2800 sf home nestled on 2 large lots. Bath on
each of 3 levels. Stairs on side and out for safety. Lots of
decks. 3 BR and 2 baths on 2 main living levels. Lots of
room on ground floor for game room, office, bedrooms,
or could be used as large apartment. Ground floor used
to be antique shop, office and storage, ch/, stove. Lots
of possibilities. Must see. -6166999 Reduced to
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach Canal
4 lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps, boat
docks, 3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000.

Molel 4103 Hny. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on tour
l:.ts. gunite s.'immirg pool, boat parking, good invest-
'ment potential $599.ifi00.
NEW! 705 Gulfaire Dr. Gulf Aire Subd. Very nice 3 bd/2
ba.single level home in like new cond. 2,100 sq. ft. w/bright
kitchen, great rm., 1g. Fla. rm., master bedroom suite.
Nicely landscaped 75'x120' lot, a privacy fenced back yd.
and Ig. arbor patio. 2 car garage & loads of storage com-
plete this pkg., an all within steps of a private dedicated
beach, tennis courts & swimming pool in Gulf County's
nicest planned community. Must see to appreciate.
$169,900... ..
PORT ST. JOE- '. :
LIU RED 'N WHITE COTTAGE. 2 blks from Hwy. 98,"
Port St. Joe. Shady' corner lot with magnificent pecan &
pines. 2 bedroom, 1 ba, dining rm., 2 porches. Includes
stove, refrig., w&d. New roof and windows in '94.
Needs decorating. See anytime. $37,000 firm.
Gulf Pir et ~jd Ld i i A. Gulf
Front. 10 0b1610EI MI
Indian Pass. N. Seminole and the Lagoon. Waterfront
lot. Tremendous, opportunity for secluded homesite
with dock on Indian Lagoon. 225' of waterfront avail-
able, or may be subdivided. The entire lot is .88 acres
MOL. All eligible for FEMA insurance. $225,000.
Great Gulf Front Opportunity. On Cape San Blas
Secluded Dunes Subd. Lot F 3, 116 ft. on the gulf
approx. 295 ft. deep, total .67.acres. Everything is right
on this one, World Class Beach, dramatic high dunes,
remote site, controlled access, your neighbor is the state
park, limited to no erosion and possible to permit for
two residences. Well priced at $410,000. Call Tom.
Gulf Sid a, ds w 0lI a- cleared,
$25,000 f" ai m "i K Ni'I I
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft. Very nice
lot on Hwy. 98. $180,000.
Developers Commercial, Residentiall 180' on U. S. 98
by 440' on Court St. Also, second parcel adjoins 370' on
Americus Ave. by 125' deep. Residential/commercial
zoning. Great potential! Growing area! $975,000.
YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!. Six (6) choice lots in
LaSiesta mobile home subdivision, less than one mile

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

209 Gulf Aire Dr. Gulf Aire Sub. Beautiful Like
NewA--3br 2 ba single level home in superb cond. Well
built brick home w/almost 2,000 sq. ft. Florida rm/atri-
'urn master bd. & split bedroom plan. Set on a beauti-
fully landscaped lot. 2 car garage, workshop, & loads of
storage complete thi. package. and all within steps of a
private dedicated beach, tenr, i courts & i mmning pool
in Gulf County's nicest planned community. Must see to
appreciate $189,900.


ONE OF A KIND DUPLEX! 111ll E & F 1st St., Mexico
Beach. 2 bedroom,.1 bath.upstairs,. 2 bedroom, 1 bath
downstairs. Lifetime steel roof, ceramic tile floors. Great
location' Lipp. r flo,.r has 2 decks with great view of gulf.
Lo er unit ha; dec,:. alk.o ilr a great in D fuple'. i on
corner l.t Call or appointlmerit oon $249 000 '

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101 Nautilus, Seashores Subdivision. 3 bd., 2 ba.
stucco home just 3 years old. Privacy fence in back.
Short walk to the beach. Enclosed garage. Priced to
-ell' $131,500.
8417 Tradewinds "
Gulf Aire Subd.
Gulf View! \Vatch
beautiful .,Jns.t
from your unique
4BR/3.5BA h,,nre-
Executive hone
has '"plerty ,:v

fireplaces 1 in
family room and 1 in living room. Totally redone and redec-
orated from inside out. New vinyl siding, roof, double
'parned glass,'carpet/vinyl, deck, ceiling fans, all appliances
excluding washer and dryer, lawn and landscaping.
Hurricane shutters. Sprinkler system. Many more amenities.
A MUST SEE! $475,000.

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

to public beach access. All utilities underground.
. Covenants & deed restrictions. Palm tree lined, paved
streets. Secure your vacation home today only $24,900.
Exclusive agent, Fantasy Properties, Inc. Call 648-2020
ask for Brian Cahill.
Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This is a
cleared lot in an exclusive sub. covered by
covenants and restrictions, just off of SunRay Dr.
Some owner financing may be available. $35,000.
Homes only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts.
Tradewinds Dr. Lot 2, Blk G, 70'x115' nice lot with Gulf
view. $109,000..
Wetappo Drive Lot on paved road, restricted to homes
only. Creek access nearby and just 10 minutes to beach.
Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block #, $10,000.
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka. Lot 3 -
West Arm of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7' waterfront x
252.63' deep approx. Beautiful wooded lot with direct
access to the Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes. Located in
the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is zoned for homes or
mobile homes. Lot size 105'xll3'. Build the home of your
dreams in this quiet, wooded subdivision and still be just
20 min. from the beach. $10,000.

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-. Hours Monday through Fridav-8.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. "

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F r antasy Properties, I c. Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker

1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR C-30 Brian Cahill 648-8124
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay r [ Tom Graney 647-3736
850,648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478 850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 M MLSen. nS'tHarri 647-
Sales 850.648.2020

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An Industry to Consider

Dear Editor: ,
Thank youi for the article con-
cerning the potential.for sturgeon
culture in fish farms, that ap-
peared in your November 25th
I am pleased you have shown
interest in this somewhat new
and exciting form of farming. I
have been trying to promote the
activity for years in Gulf County
with little success. Perhaps with
failures such as M & K Ranch and
the T.C.I./Pride Catfish Farm in
Howard Creek, people are resis-
tant to invest their time and
Like other forms of agricul-
ture, aquaculture: has its risks,
and many businesses have folded
within a year due to poor site
selection, poor design. and/or-
poor management.
However, Gulf County is well
suited for aquaculture because of.
its abundant; clean, -underground
water; experienced seafood work-
force;' clay 'soils forponds; and&
protected bays and creeks.
Aquaculture is-a labor-inten-
sive operation and could be used
to produce much-needed jobs.
.Many forms of aquatic farm-
ing can be applied in Gulf County.
Small backyard greenhouses with
recirculating water systems can
be constructed to produce 100 to
g00 pounds, of fish per year.
enough to feed a small family.
Small farm ponds,' which .al-
ready- exist on many properties
throughout the, county, can; be
stocked with fish fingerlings and
managed for small commercial
Even St. Joseph Bay, while
presently restricted from aquacul-
ture by government regulations,
has the potential for culturing
marine fish and bivalves in net
pens, hanging lantern nets, or'.
bottom culture in mesh bags.
Fish farming has been
around for thousands of years
and can be applied to a wide vari-.
ety of fish, shellfish and plants..
.The article you presented
concerning the research at the
University" 'il" Florida's Sam
Mit chEnI-AqTfacultre Farm in
Blouanistown. alludes to the-great-
need ior culturing the species that
offers the greatest potential for

Upset with Bush
The folLowing- letter was
received by The Star-from Sally
Malone, a Gulf County resident.
* Dear Gov. Bush, .
I am sorry that I voted for you
and I will NEVER again vote for a
Bush! As you can tell from this
statement, I am very disappointed
in your reported plan to reunite
the "Growth Management Act."
For the past 15 years, this act has
helped Florida plan and manage
growth. Have you been bought by
the developers? .
I hear that you have already
agreed to move "Scenic Highway
98" here in Gulf County and give
the beach front property to St.
Joe/Arvida. I pray this is untrue.
Who in their right mind wouldd
trade beach front property with a
brand new U. S. Highway on it for
swamp? .
I remind you, you work for ithe
public and should protect the
public's interest and lands.
S Sally Malone

marketing. The research they and
other agencies are performing Is
crucial to the success and accep-
tance of the industry.
It's time for county extension
agents, the University of Florida,
Florida Department of Environ- -
mental' Protection, Florida
Department of Agriculture. and
other groups, including private
consultants, to speak up and
truly promote this exciting form of
Available grants and loans
need to be identified arid adver-
tised to stimulate the entrepre-
neurial spirit in this county. -.
Forms. of assistance such as,
soil analysis, pond construction.,
grant application,- as well as oth-
ers, need to be broadcast to peo-,
ple to encourage more develop-
As the wise man once said,
". Give a man a fish and feed him
fora day. Teach a man to fish and
fded hiin for-life.."
David M, Fuze
Integrated Aquasystems

Get On With Life
Dear Friends. ,' '
ILwas;in St., Joe recently dur-
ing the- week of Thanksgiving.,
Even though I left some 25 years
ago. St. Joe still is a special place
in my heart.
I was born and raised here. As
I visited with some of you recent-
ly, I was pleasantly transported
back down memory lane. I really
enjoyed visiting life long friends
and former teachers. As I grow
older. I realize how much this
community influenced me. Most '
of. our values are more caught
than taught. ',
They are instilled in us by
folks who brush against our lives
in ways we sometimes miss or
don't understand except in our
most- reflective moments. But I
Shave come to understand most of
the best of me are the values that
were melted into me from being a
part and product .of this .Jvoely,-
town; ..- -- ---- .. -...... -....-.......
.., These,are u.ucertpin dajy for
most of you. The paper mill was
our major source of income.
Whether the mill will ever run
again, only God knows for sure.
That is a great concern fo1- all of
you. Jobs have been lost, lifestyles
have been unsettled, and families
have been. uprooted. There is a
certain despair that hangs heavy
"over any 'town that has .endured
what you are going through.
I do not have any words ade-
quate to help with your situation..
But I believe that God- does. The
prophet Jeremiah wrote a letter a
long time ago to the exiles of the
children of Israel. That letter is
recorded in Jeremiah 29. In the
letter, Jeremiah tells the people:
Build houses and dwell in -
them: plant gardens and eat
their fruit. Take wives and
beget sons and daughters: and
take wives, for your sons and
give your daughters to hus- -
bands, so that they may bear -
sons and daughters-that you
may be increased there, and
not diminished.
And seek the peace of the
city where I have caused you to
be carried away captive, and
pray to the Lord for it; for inits
peace you will have peace.

(Jeremiah 29:5-7)
SJeremiah wvas basically saying
to the people to get on with their
lives, don't lose hope, keep doing
what you have always done.
Jeremiah's advice "to the-
exiles is not bad advice for the
people of Port St. Joe right now.
We can fret- all. we: want about
tomorrow, but we cannot stop liv- ,
ing in the process. Jeremiah said,
this based on the assurance that
the future belongs to God.
We may not know what,
tomorrow holds,,~but we know by
faith who holds tomorrow. I have
come to understand exile as ah
end to life as it was previously .:.,'
known. '
You can be in exile and never -.
move. You can bei'n exile .in the
house you've lived ;in forever.,
Right now in many ways. most of
you are in exile. The life you have
always known is now in jeopardy.

- -I,-.' I -

626 Desoto Street, SJB,Commercial property, storage
units and mobile homes f'orrent', Good rental income
and potential for expansion. One block to beach.
$475,000 Ask for Brenda Miller n "
8003 Alabama Ave, Seashores. Beautiful 3/2 home,
1470SF, jacuzzi tub in mstr bath, 2 car'garage, privacy
fenced back yard, sprinkler system. $124,900 Ask for
Brenda Miller ,
109B S. 29th St, Mexico Beach. 4 BR 2 BA townhouse :
with spiral staircase, great view of water, fully fur- ,
nished, 'good rental unit,'in bldg. of 4. $167,500 Ask
for Brenda Miller
312 Maryland Blvd, Mexico Beach., Well maintained 3
BR 3 BA mobile home on extra large lot, completely fur-
nished, landscaped yard; 3- blocks to beach, $69,500
Ask for Brenda Miller :
510 Maryland Blvd Mekico Beach. Unique home built
around mobile home, 3 BR`2 BA, some furnishings, Ig
family roOm, Ig master BR suite, 3 blocks to beach.
$74,500 Ask for Brenda Miller
1610 Palm Blvd, Port St. Joe. Very nice ranch style
hdme 3,4 or 5, BR dependingg on use), 2 BA brick
home, den, eat-in kitchen, family room,, on good size lot-
with workshop. $117,000 Ask for Brenda Miller

Patrick Street, Overstreet, One acre lot with power,
pole, septic, well (all need to be certified), close to
intra-coastal waterway. $10,000 Ask for Brenda
M iller '


Thompson-RiSh Real Estate, Inc

In the face of exile, Jeremiah
was able to write with such hope
because he knew that God was
bigger than exile, just as God is
bigger than the paper mill, bank-
ruptcy courts, and lost jobs.'
Jeremiah's prophetic insight
and imagination allowed him to
see that God has an uncanny way
of springing new beginnings on
old, tired, and worn situations.
Some of the most beautiful things
God does, He constructs on foun-
dations of former ash heaps and
ransacked ruins.
Who knows what the future
holds for Port St. Joe? Until we
find out, let us remember that a
community is always bigger than
its industry.
Sure, we all have to make a
living, house, clothe, feed and
educate our children. But Port St.
Joe's most precious resource is it
people. You kfow how to pull
together, you know how to move
on. You know how to hang tough
in hard times.
The good stuff in life Is always
just the other side of exertion and
pain. I knew all this in large part
because I lived in one of the best
towns on the face of the earth for
18 years. You taught me these
things. Just hang on with hope.
Jeremiah finally wrote with

ensuring the protection of allt


(229-8477) :

Sponsored by the Gulf County'
\ Sheriff's Department "

FHP License and
Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from December 24th
;through 31st on SR-73 near CR-
287, and SR-30 near Allen
Memorial Way.
Recognizing the danger 'pre-
sented to the public by defective
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'
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida

such hope because he knew that
if there is an exile, there also has
to be a homecoming ahead. And
God is big enough to be the God of,
dismal exiles and glorious home-
com ings. ,
With you in exile.
Stephen D. Cloud

Food :Stoire
Discount Uquors .

(850) 227'1897
Fax 227-3800
2411 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owners: -
U Boyd & Paula Pickett


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Jay Rish, Brenda Miller, Susie White,-
Lisa Gentry, Valerie Hippard,
Kirm Odom, Marjie Merritt, and
i Sharon LaPlante.

Peacock Lane, Overstreet. 6.029 acre parcel with 200'
of waterfront. Wooded, small pond. %$75,000 Ask for
Brenda Miller. ..
Overstreet. Vacant parcels ranging from 2.5 acres to
10 acres, priced from $16,500 to $100,000. Brenda Miller for details. -
605 10th St.: 2BR/2B home, sits on 2 1/2 lots, alley-
access,- $79,900.00. Call Susie White 850-227-9600.
517 9th St.: 3BR/2B home, recently painted inside,
alley access $85,000.00. Call Susie White 850-227-
9600.' .
2003 Palm Blvd.: 3BR/2B home, great location,.
fenced back yard $96,000.00. Call Susie White 850-
2011 Juniper Ave.: 3BR/2B home, above ground pool, -
nice .work shop, privacy fence$ 1.5,00.00. Call Susiie
White 850-227-9600. : .;
105 Yaupon: 3BR/2B home, pool, great location
$125,000.00. Call Susie White 850-227-9600.
1102 Garrison Ave.: 4BR/3B home, recently remodeled
kitchen, great location $135,000.00; 'Call Susie White
850-227-9600. "
2000 Marvin Ave.: 4BR/4B executive style home,.great
location, a must see. $179,900.00. Call Susie White

Two Offices to Serve You:
Mexico Beach Office
Hwy. 98 at 19th St.
Rentals (850) 648-5449 Sales (850) 648-5683
Fax (850) 648-4247

Simmons Bayou Branch Office
2010 Hwy. C-30
(850) 227-9600 Fax (850) 227-2115




7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
S10% Buyers Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743

Tq will be NO auction Fri., Dec. 24th.
The Port Theatre Antique Mall will be
closed Dec. 23rd-Dec. 29th. Wade Clark
A14ctions wishes you' and; your family a;
wonderful Christmas. We WILL have an
ESTATE New Year's Eve Auction Fri.
D0c. 31st at 7 p.m., 850-229-9282.
A 1239. AU1737. AU1743 10% Buyer's
P emium. Itc 12/23

K4)own Payment. 1996 T-Bird, beau-
Dti, like, new, red w/tan interior.
tAuume .payments of '$300/mo. 647-
9 Perfect new car alternative. Itp
SMazda MPV. 166K miles, runs
drive shaft disconnect for towing'
otor home.. Asking $3,950. 229-
592' 2tc 12/23
8S Lincoln Town Car. Full power,
A/C, tinted windows. Many new parts.
DeNailed maintenance record. $1,100.
Eous inquiries only. (850) 648-4774,
lve message. 2tp 12/16
91Chrysler Sebring LXI, Loaded,
P leather interior, 13,000 miles, still
i1er factory warranty, 17" steel spoke
wheels, sun roof. In mint condition.
,500. Call 639-2736. 4tc 12/2

lr Sale: Sportscraft Fisherman 250,
S ft., new 350 Chevy eng., new Yama-
Soutdrive, site bottom machine,
cnb fishbox, new gauges & shifter.
w condition. Readytofish. $18,500.
l 639-4657. Itc 12/23

II FOR 1:1N ]

2BR/iBA Mobile Home: No pets. No
utilities, i.$325/mo. ,$300 dep. St. Joe
Beach. Call 227-7372 'I. tp 12/23
!nall 2 BR Trailer off Pleasant Rest
Simetery Rd, 9"' iiles from beach.
tove, fridge, furnished. $200/mo. Call.
iAll Carr, 229-6061 or 229-6961 i12 /16
Mobile Home: 2BR/1BA in Mexico
BB ach. 205 5th St. Totally furnished,
-tillties not included. $450/mo. year
pfind. 'Call 763-2009' ,.' .tc 12/23
SR/'iBA House. 9th St., PSJ. $385 per
. 229-2748 or 647-9214. itc 12/23
& 3 BR, long-term'rental'units. Call
ystal Sands Realty 6484400. tfc 12/2
ai'ler for rent 5 miles from Overstreet
iidge. Call 648-5306. tfc 12/2'
SWewa:. RV & .mobile home lots for
r (nt, $80iper mo. 850-639-5721.7tc 11/18
me. For Rent: 2BR/2BA, furnished,
;lf view on Hwy. 98. Call 647-9g214. *
4t 12/2

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

Wexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'X12',
and 12'x1'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
tfc 10/7

Available Soonl One
Bedroom Handicap
Apartment Subsidy
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, rFL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
(352) 472-3952 1=

Now Open
Comer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106


for small 2-bedroom apartment.
517 1/2 4th St. (upper)
Port St. Joe
$240 per month/water paid/
References Required
227-3579 il/

2BR/2BA newer mobile home 2 blocks
from beach in Mexico Beach $450. per
month. Call 648-4365. tfc 12/2
2BR extra large duplex apt., C/H&A,
washer/dryer, screened porch, near
beach, no pets, prefer long term. $600

We have several long and short-term
rental units at Mexico Beach & Cape
San Bias. Monthly, Weekly & Dally-
Off-Season Rates Now Available! Call
Thompson-Rish Realty at Cape San
Blas 227-9600 or Mexico Beach 648-
5449. : tfc 12/2,
Apartments and Homes for Rent: 1 to 3
BR apartments. duplexes.' and homes
for rent in Mexico Beach. Furnished
and unfurnished. Call Parker Realty at
850-648-5777 for more info. 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

l! JI!R YI& .....l

The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Teacher Aide.
Applicants must have CDA Certifi-
cation. Persons having applications on
file'in the School Board Office and wish-
ing to be considered for this position;
must request to. have their application:
submitted. Application form and job
description will be available at the
school office December 17, 20, 21, 1999
and January 3, 4, 5, .6, 2000 or see
application at www.gulf.kl2.fl.us., Corn-
pleted applications should' be sent to.
Catherine Barfield,, Principal, Port St.
Joe Elementary School, 2201 Long.
Avenue, Port St.' Joe, FL 32456..
Application deadline is January 6,'
2000, 12:00 NOON, ET. The Gulf
County School: Board is. an equal
opportunity employer.' 2tc 12/23;

per mo. Call Chuck 648-8211. tfc 12/2 SECRETARY. Field Secretary needed
e ..n Wh.in H.. $ m for local construction project. Must be'
House onn hitting St. nH.V.$450/mo. The Gulf County School Board is receiv-, familiar with accounts payable. .Smart-
.plus $200 sec. dep. Call 229-6961.,,'. ing applications for 1st grade Teacher. Suite, Lotus/Wordpro, and good tele-
2 & 3 long-term renta units. Call Persons having applications onfile in oneskills.Job site is located in Aa-
C RstalS nd ety6484400a. a12/2 the School Board Office and, wishing to 'lachicola. Please fax resume to 850-,.
CrystalSands Realty 648-4400. tf 12/2 be considered for this position must 914-3238 attn.: Sr. Projects Manager
Trailer for rent miles from Overstreet request to have their appcti ,on s ub- 2tc2/23
Bridge. Call 648-5306. .ltfc", 1:2/2 emitted .'Application form and Job
...bridge. Cal 648-5306. tv ., 12/ description will ,e available .at the :Primex Technologies, Inc., located in
2BR aartm fur school offcDecember 20, 21, 1999 scenic St. Marks, Florda (25 minutes*
2BtR., artbe ge furnished; Oca and,-Janiuary3, 4, 5, 6, 2000 or.see 'from Tallahassee),. has opportunities,
water & garbage furnished. ',Oce view, application at' www:gulftkl2fl.us. available in the Manufacturing Depart-'
+ $550 dep. on -year ease. Call before Completed applicationsshould be sent ment for Production' Operators. We
6:0n0 CTp48-4922 'o r l~~6 9.' ~ 12/2f e to Catherine Barfield, Principal, Port St. ,offer an, excellent starting rate and .a
6.00 CT 648-4922 or 648-5139 12/2 .Joe Elementary School, 2201 Long "comprehensive benefits package that.
Anice, clea, q Ue tao irBR effi- Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. ,includes medical, dental, pension' and.
.ciency type apartmentin PJ.Fully fur- Application deadline is January 7, 01k4plan. Indivtdualswill be responsi-
nished with all utilities Included. 2000 'NOON, E.T. The Gulf ble for processing quality products in a
n skhed Orwt $40/m. utlite rqi 'cue. County School Board is an equal'. 'fe efficient manner. Candidates must
Sed; 639-3600 nights & weekends opportunity employer. 2tc 12/23 lpass skills assessment tests (i.e.: math,
229-2727 days.de' tf 1/2,/2 .reading, etc.), possess the, ability to"
229-2727 days f e 1. Now hiring' motivated Cleaning, -learn and understand written instruc-
.-New 29R/2BA unulshed duplex for Personnel for busy .holiday and sum-. Zfions and procedures -and have the
rent in Mexico Beach. $495 per month mertseasons. Must be dedicated toper- :,.physical and mental capacity to operate'
prlnt depit. Ceal 6 847 ptfc 12/2n section. Above average pay in a drug free e3 ,quipment and instrumentation. On the
.lus ,epost.C"l64- .... t 1 ,, environment. Must'be willing to work job training will be provided. Position
1 and 2 bedroom apartment fsor rent 2 weekends & holidays. Please send requires rotating shifts. Some relocation
1 and 2bedroom b eah. Reasonable. Call rsumesto PO Box 308o PSJ. itc 12/23'xpense offset can .be 'considered.
S r647-3220or 648-952. R tfc 12/2' Interessted individuals can apply by sub-
647-3220 or 648-9572. tf 12/ ulf Coast Electric Cooperative is seek- itlting a resume to the address below.
IMexico Beach mobile home lot for rent bing an independent contractor to read' o'r calling (850) 577-2402::
Askabout free month's mo re-in. Call electric meters ih its Bayou George ,, Primex Technologies, Inc.
48-820 nt vetfc. 12/2 Fountain, Sand. Hlls, and Ebro service PO. Box 222,
.648- 81. tfc .2/ areas. Please submnityour' proposal to St. Marks, FL 32355
s ---y- Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, James Attn: Human Resources
Quaint building, clean, small. easy to Tharp PO Box 8370, Southport, FL EOE M/F/V/
decorate, ,ideal, for small weddings, 32409, including ;qualifications and i' Drug Free Workplace
recep.. dinners. Great rates. For; info., famllarity with the area by 'Tuesday, "' c 12/23,
call 227-1278, or 227-1776., tfc 12/2 January 4, 2000, 4:30 p.m. For infor-
SMmation, please callJames Tharp t'800- Medical Assistant, CNA or LPN needed
LibertyManorApts 102 LibertyManor 568-3667 or 850-265-3631. 2tc 12/23 for 'busy doctor's office Part-time to
9 t l P,. J.T Affr,.dableo, housing f f er the -: .P r

elderly &.handicapped. CH/A., laundry
facilities, energy efficient const., stove &
refrig., furn., fully carpeled 1t" BR apts.,
on site Equal. Opp.tlioi breipl& mtw.
4 Wall' 229-6353 for rtmore informati6."'-
2/2 furn. home Cape San Blas, board-
walk to beach, covered deck, split floor,
plan. $650/month. Please call Pruden-
tial Resort Realty, 227-2000. tfc 12/2
* 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'.g. 3 bdm.house, ,1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets .. ... ..
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat '& air,
: washer/dryer hook-up. : '
One bedroom apartment, washer/
Sdryer'hookup.', : -- .
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 12/2

.:e, 5o 9 4th, St, ,
PortSt.Joe, FL


Now Renting Spacious
1 bedroom apartment
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-siteManagement "
Voice/TrY Access "
(352) 472-3952

Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
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 LlMl
tfc 10/7

For Rent
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
S.. Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TY Access
(352) 472-3952 BM
tfc 10/7

start. Drug-free workplace. Hiring

&Se 74g &* .,ea .& '. f I immediately. Salary negotiable. Call
,' 2 ..... ... '9 -" ....; ..... "i 9 9 'm .a .,.4tc 12/16
,6 L L^<* ^' >^ > ^ A.* .*^ ^ <-

New shipyard looking for hard working
staff to help build 'the future. Gulfi
County Shipbuilding Is receiving appli-
cations and conducting interviews for
all shipyard trades and skill levels
Including equipment operators,
structural and pipe fitters and
welders,. electricians, plumbers,
painter/blasters and apprentices.
Applications are available after January
17,: 2000 with the Gulf: County
Chamber of commerce Interviews will.
be held on Wednesday, January 26, '
2000 at the. Gilf County Chamber of
Commerce. Please call, the Chamber of
Commerce between 10:00 a.m. and
4:00 p.m. at (850) 227-1223 to schedule
an interview time. Interviews are pre-
liminary in nature and additional inter-
views-will be required prior. to any offers
of emplRyment;being extended. 2tc 12/23;

per. week (Wed) $50. Apalachicola/Port
St. Joe. Apply: P.O. Box 1904,
Crestview, FL 32536. 2tc 12/23

The Gulf County School Board is receiv-.
ing applications for Maintenance.
Persons having, aSplications on file in
the School Board Office and wishing to
be considered' for; this position must
request toa have their application sub-
mitted. Application, form and job
description are'available at the District
office. 'Completed' applications should
be sent to Mr. Buddy Flobre,
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 i;s an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 12/16.
Own a computer? Put it to work! $25 to
$75 per hour, 'part-time/full-time. 1-
888-883-5714. www.work-from-home.;
net/truelife. '. 4tp 12/9
SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation
Center is currently hiring RN's, LPN's,
and CNA's,. 12 hr shifts w/every other
weekend off. Full & part-time available.
We offer competitive salaries and excel-
lent 'benefits. 220 9th St., Port St; Joe.
229-8244. tf12/9

LOST 1 gold hoop earringon Dec.4th.
If found, please call 647-3334.-:,1>.).

For Sale: 3 pccoffee'& end table set; ski
machine, Canon printer, 2 fold-up bikes
& petkennel. 648-8312. 2tp 12/23
"Miscellaneous for Sale." Mobile
Home steps, .5 steps each, like new,. 2-.
sets, $25 each. 647-9286. itp, 12/23
For Sale: 15 ft. 'Tri Hull -Fiberglass:}
65HP Mercury, llvewell, anchor mate
anchor, trollirig motor, depth' finder.
Trailer has new'springs' & tires. Motor
recently reworked, 25 hrs on mbtor. Call
after 6 p.m. $1,400.:648-9298 Ipp 12/23.
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
Yamaha generators. 1.kkw- 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 12l/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.
1979 'Chevy Motor Home for. sale:
Original 55,000 .miles. 22 ft. Sleeps 6,
generator in -great condition,/ ma iy
extras. $3,500. Call 227-3395. 2tp i2/16i
Gina the.Clown
Available fo birthday' parties '
Magic, face paihtihg& babllooins& game's.'
Party room for rent at Slice aind Ice,
Mexico Beach. Party.room includes clown
show, pizza, drinks and: ice cream.
:No fuss"- No muss: Call 850-648-4772,

Chihuahua and Jack 'Russell pups,,
$250 each. Call 648-5306. tfc 12/2:
AKC Great.Dane w/papers. Free to good
home. MOVING and SAD. Dog's name is
Bob. Call David. 2276583. '2tc 12/23

., ".1 ..', *." I
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Jeff Wood 227-1559

Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
"furniture to floor. Free Estimates
T his area's most experienced refinished.
j 27-68'SiaSak for Disty:,

* ~ ~ Re.en.le!somWo

* Res dental customwood
* commercial Industrial
AS RFence
feavv and Coneraete Worek
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047

'. ^ .. Residential
' : (:Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments,. Restaurant Motel'
* Flea:Control; n Condominiums ,,,..
* Household PestCOontrol ;' .New Treatment/.
* Real Estate (WDO): Reports Construction' Sites
J cpciolizln'g, in Vacation Rental Properties,
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-lt-Yourself Pest Control Products

648-3018 *. 229-8720

est prices in town!
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.

30 Continuous Years of
Autfomotive Bodcy Repair
Rebuild Wrecks !
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting'
MV02522 I I
I Call or See 0 HEACOCK
..altzellAve. 0 Phone' 227-7229

lt. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112


5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 PIus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
RA0043378 I ER0007623

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

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

C. ./0s wn

I will work for you.
License and Insured Serving
.Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port
St. Joeand Wewahitchka
"Clyde Sanford, ,(850) 648-8492

RC #0038936
Specializing int eroofs.
Single-Ply &Repairs.
"Where Qualty Is Higher Than Price"

Steve Brant's

S LIC. CO#'05032f
Port St.: JoeCall.,

-: 229-6326r

Mobile 899-0219 or
tc' "10/7'

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

-01, Phone(850)
S25YMers Eleience -4 i229-68 59
"' : '* \ ". : / f 1 '0/
2 .tA .m t .Zetai Ko

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

6485474 FL UCENSE ER0010992, RA1154218 ,

Office: 850-229`6018
Fatx! Fax: 850-229-8976

Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0O-Let
Rentals' Cruhed Oyster Shells Mushroom
COmpost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair


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Page 12 The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Dec. 23. 1999


For -Sale by Owner: Gorgeous beach
front (100 ft) property on Indian Pass
overlooking St. Vincent Wildlife Preserve
Island. High & dry. Thick w/live oaks.
$320,000. 1-850-267-1404 or 1-850-
267-0057. 6tp 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
In Wewahitchka: 3 BR/2BA Brick
home, CH&A, Fireplace/gas logs, 2 car
garage on 4 lots. $105,000; 2 BR Wood
frame home on 2 lots, $29,000: 2 BR
Wood frame home on 2 lots,, $34,500; 3
BR Wood frame home on 2 corner lots,
$38,000; ALL OF THE ABOVE, on 18
lots, (3/4 Ig city blk) w/barn, $225,000.
(850) 639-2511 after 5 p.m. CT. 4t. 12/i
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

House For Sale By Owner: '4BR/2BA,
fenced yard, boat shed, 1703 Garrison
Ave. 850-229-8474. tfc 12/2
For Sale By Owner: 14'x70' .mobile
home 2 blocks from beach, corner lot,
$68,000. Call 229-6961. tfc 12/2
Log Home, 3BR/2 1/2 BA, CH&A,
Fireplace, LR, DR, Kit/Pantry, Lg Famn
Rm., 2 car garage, On 3 lots. Appraised
at $155,000. Sale Price-$149,000.
(850) 639-2511 after 5 p.m. CT 4, 12/16
For Sale: '2BR/1BA block home in
White City. Call 827-2445. 4tp 12/9
Lots for sale in Port St. Joe. Four lots
comer 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/

sned iz xz4 utuity snea, sateline alisn,
auto sprinkler system, fenced back
yard. $75,000. Call 229-6070. tfc 12/2
SAVE BEFORE Y2K! Lots for sale in
White City. Call 850-643-5381. tfc 12/2 -
1/2 acre .lot & 12'x60' mobile home for:
sale on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. in
Overstreet, $29,000. Call 229-6961

219 Reid Avenue 60' x 90'
(5400 SQ FT)
Williams Street 30' x 85'
(2550 SQ FT)

Wanted: YARD RAKED. 106 Hunter
Circle. Itp 12/23

vs. CASE NO. 99-357-CA
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 --.:il -the ull C..urr' C urtI.ouse in Port St Joe.
Floriaj .,i II t i ,:...,.ck :im Eastern Standard
ITime :.,n iLh 12Lh day ol .Jnuary. 2000. the prop-
erty clei :nbd in E'pitbit 'A' 3tIacned herel.:. and by
this reference made a part hereof.
DATED THIS 10th day of Dec., 1999 ..
By: /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk

SOUTH 00:22"57" E.'ST 7000 FEET ALONG THE
89*16'17" WEST, 1030.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF
210.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89*16'17" WEST,
105.00 FEET: THENCE NORTH 00020'31" EAST,

8916'17" WEST,925.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF
210,00 FEET:; THENCE NORTH 89''I17T' IES'r.
105.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH OdOj031 EAsTr,
2tc. Decer-ber 16 and 23 iL99

The City of Wewahitchka will accept sealed'
bids for submersible pumps and control panel fop
upgrade .l a lift .Lauon BId. ;ill oe aIceptcd unul
4P.M. (CSTI De,e 27 19'9 tt. ihe Cim Clerk sb,[llce
at City Hall Bids to be opened 3i Lhe regular Ciy
Co-rrinaision meeung 6 30 P M ICSI' at Ciry HalJH "
Ci, reenees thee ngt Io acccepi nd/tor reject
*at,, 'o1 tf3 1Ds and re-'a-rd 1t I, ,eo a t ard best. n h
'.ptr -ir,i 1" iLnie Cir, ,,
Jerri Linton
City Clerk .
2tc, December 23 and 30, 1999.


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.
-tf 12/2

40 Yars Ewic& (850)4S27-2766

Free Estimates RF0066770

Michael Heatherly

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

(850) 229.8778

*Transmission Service Owner:. David Gainous
'Oil Changes'Engine Overhauls
Complete Automotive Services
643 Dolphir, 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

Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
211 Allesi Memorial Way
I A -^ Port St. Joe
AVOn (850) 229-6460

New, Remcdeling, Rewre or Repair
No Job Too Small
We do it fost-We'll do it night
UC# ER0015040 Tim Maestri

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


580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088'
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 -. Fax 648-8752

(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
c 10/7 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199

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

706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-211 2

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning. Bookkeeping Service

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

SCarpet Country
Highway 98.* Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
%, ...
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.

Trim and finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheetrock &
ceiling texture.
All types of carpentry work.
Insured Over 25 years experience.
(850) 227-7388
5ip 12/2

IftZ rh-iraes
DAN OAKES, Owner/Operator
8207 Pelican Walk St. Joe Beach
4p 12/16


639-2942 ANYTIME noamo
227-5986 Pvrt St. Joe

850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Doyle Bremer, Owner

4221 SOUTH HIGHWAY 71 (850) 639.3924
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA 32465 dcbremer@gtcom.net

Coastal Service
Dealer for Frigidaire 5EFRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems AWhale enw Brand aOfi asrt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
,' RA0066562 -
229-6907 or 227-5373
f 12/9

STUCCO by DeGraff
Timn DeGraff, Owner
... Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Texftured Finishes s
Simulated Brick & Stone

Over 50 color finishes to choose
f' rom. Plus many architectural designs

S/ available

'office: (850) 229-8588
?(F mobile: (850) 227-5424

639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME

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

BABYSITTER: Responsible, experi-
enced available for weeknights &
weekend work. Call Erin. 227-1992
2tc 12/23

Smiley's Detailing
'Cars Boats Trucks Etc.
: Callor Stop by :
*" .. : 3lp 12/9-

Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Youpon ST. Port St. Joe, FL
"America's Best Selling Brand"
e 127/?

Monday Friday. 6:00 a.m. till
p.m. Call Melissa Barnes at 2f-
7166. 2tp 127.%B

Independenri Beouiy Cor,ulioni '
58 Hwy 08 rvleyico Beacn FL ,

Satellite Service
6331 Coirga Atelute 'all 18501 b47 3171.-
P) ct It oe FL 32-156 Ci'lllel 3l.Iub i

Glen' 1 andgmrnan Servieo
Pressure Washnlag Tree Service Lawn Maintenance Painting Repairs Odd Jobs
,Gln Blanton ,
SO9 Red Fih Road Work/Fax: g50-227-7424
Port St. Jop, FL 22458 Colliilir 950--99-07068 -us ,

S 850) 648-2123

SSoles & Installations MEXICO BEACH, FL 32410..-.

Glen Blanton
309 Red Fish Road Work/Fdx: 850-227-74241,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Cellular: 850-899-0706'.
Licensed & Insured "Here to Help With All Your Moving Needs" .


806 Garrison Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

(850) 227-3641
Mobile (850) 227-6105.


PORT ST. JOE. FL -227-3?/,

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

Mize Pumbing, Glass & Suppgl, Inc.
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL *. Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO051008, ERO011618-
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885 ,1

ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-80811
uc.#ER0013168 24 Hr. Seirvic
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs ,
& New.& Remodeling Construction




Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage
u2 Pet Stains Free Estimates
t (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663

Sefl hose Unwanted Items wit A ClassifierAd -

Call 227-1278 to fPace Ours!



7Te iStn, Prkt S. Joe, 7 7ud, Deceme &23, /1999 Pae /

Thinking of You at Christmas .






Let us reflect upon the Miracle of Christmas and rejoice in
His message offaith, love and peace on earth.
With best wishes and deep gratitude for your loyal patronage this past year.
May you and your family enjoy a most miraculous holiday season.
George and the Staff at

I r I I

7t -c. p~eSe. 5Zc, -sr 7-ad;aD aeeemdee 23, p999

Dear Santa,
I would like to have a power-
wheels motorcycle, a talking robot
and a race track.
Love, Jaylin

Dear Santa,
My name is Jenny Miles. I am
5 years old. I would like a Barbie
lunch box. a Reader Rabbit 2nd
grade C.D. and a Madeline Book.
Thank you, Jenny

Dear Santa,
This is Dyquan. I would like
Basketball and a race car, teady
Bear and a toy truck, ball goal

a merry Christmas and enjoy your
"_ _cookies and milk I will leave you.
_. ._ .Love, Katie Nobles
Dear Santa,
My narhifeis Katie Lacour. I am
5 years. I would like a gymnist
'Barbie, a Skateboard Shannon,
] ..and puzzle.
I" "Love, Katie

Dear Santa,
My name is Jadia Miles. I am
in kindergarten. I would like an
EZ Bake Oven, a dirt Bike, and a
playhouse for Christmas.
Love, Jadia

.Dear Santa,
My name is Blaine Bush and I
am 5 years old. Please bring me a
scooter, Hot Wheels set and
Popping game. Please bring these
- to my Grandma's on Christmas
SEve., We will leave cookies and
milk for you, and carrots for the
Love, Blaine

Dear Santa,
My name is Jessica Hopper. I
am, 5 years old and I have been a
good girl this year. I would like' a
Barbie, some jewelry, and a
computer. I will leave you some
milk and cookies.
Love, Jessica

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like a
tea set, bike, teddy bear; blue,
dress with rhinestone on it. I
would like a big'rocking hours.
Barbie, clothes,"Baby doll that cry
a Like Lot. I would like a swing
set, a new born baby,doll.
Thank you, Lisa Marie Davis

Dear Santa,
My name is Kaley Wilder'and
I am in Mrs. Downs Kindergarten
class at Port St. Joe Elementary
School. I would like a tent for out-
side, a computer, a new born Jen-
nifer doll, and dress-up clothes., I
have been a good girl this year.
Sincerely, Kaley Wilder

and a toy geep, Raslin toy man.
swanset Beany Baby and a stuf a
cat and some new shows, cloths.
Love, Dyquan

Dear Santa,
A would like a sweet treat baby
doll, McDonald's doll, and a baby
doll, telephone.. I have very good.
Please stop for some milk, anid
cookies .
Love ya, Tyonna Leslie

Dear Santa,
I want a swing set.and a deer
for Christmas. Also' please .bring
me a BIG bag of Mand M's. Have

It's time to get all spruced up for some holiday merrymaking. We hope our
service suited you well this year, and we wish you a.wonderful holiday.'

Dear Santa,
I love you. My name Is Alyson.
I have been a very. good girl all
.year. I want a jeep that you can
ride in for Christmas. Can I get a
Jessie doll too (like from the movie
Toy Story)? I would like Barbie
Riding Club Computer game.
Love, Alyson Harvel

Dear Santa,
I want a bicycle for Christ-
mas. I tried to be a good boy. Can
I also have a helmet for my head?
I need a basket on the bicycle so- I
can carry stuff. Make the bicycle
,small because I am .a .small five
year old.
Love, Trevor PapineaLu

Dear Santa,
NMy name is Brittany Anthony.
I am,six years old and, in kinder-
garteh. I would like a Barbie doll,
a new bicycle and a computer.
And may there be love, peace, and
joy throughout ,the whole world.
Ma\ God bless, Brittany;

My name is Trevor Lang. I am
six years old and I would like for
you to bring me a big drum, a
game. and a talking Bubba. I have
beenvery good at home and in
Thank you. Trevor

Dear Santa,
Please bring to me a radio
control motorcycle with a man
riding on it, a. magnetic ABC
board, new Barbie clothes, and
some new shoes.
Elizabeth Branch, age five

Dear Santa,
I am six years old. Please
* bring me a doll hbuse, a bike, and
a computer.
Love. Amber Gee

Dear Santa,
My name is N'namdi Davis
and I am five years old. Santa, I:
would like to have a game to play
with the name of the game is oper-
ation. I also would like a sing-a-
long music cassette and Santa. If
it's in-your power, can you get me
a train to play with? Santa, I
thank God for letting me see
another X-mas and I thank God
for my Mother and my Godpar-:
ents, and my brother, my Grand-
Yours truly, N'namdi Davis

Happy Holidays

,.From Our Family To Yours

ColdwellBankeri 3

B&B Properties of Gulf County, inc.

Barbara, Rebecca, Jill, Paillelle, Don, Roger and Dan .

t fay you be filled with the true spirit of
Christmas-its peace, its joy,
its love- and may the significance
of that first holy Christmas be
ever present in your heart.
We're sincerely grateful for your
loyal patronage.

From All Of Us


Total Pride Pest Control


May bright
bouquets of
holiday cheer
abide with you
the year.

: Thank you,
friends for your
o. patronage.
0 Please call

j^ again soon.

0 Ard's
t Florist & Gifts
(850) 229-2737
po 210 Reid Ave., Port St.Joe
hi Ann Guffey, Owner
(850) 639-5352

Christmas Blessings to All.

'May peace and goodwill surround you, and may the true spirit of Christmas live in
your hearts. Our sincere thanks go out to each and ever one of you for your kind
patronage and friendship this past year.,

Seasons Greetings & Happy New Year from

Hambrick Construction
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74 Sw, poDe Se. 9pe, ?9,.7' Veem, Vewwe~ 23, 1999

If 01U See News Happening...
"Call The Star at 227-1278

Dear Santa, :mas. Merry Christmas.
S My mame is Heather. I would mas ve Heather King
like 'a pink arid purple airplane,
baby doll,, and pencils for Christ-
Dear Santa,
My name is Andrew. I am five.
I would like "Snow", "Playstaton".
re Bat mobile.
r ALove. Andrew Burke
Dear Santa.
Please bring me a remote con-
-V 7f,41IFNIY trol speed boat.
A ,Y Montana
( Dear Santa,
I. Make-up set, 2. Swimming
pool. 3. Roller blades.
Katie Gardner. sLe\ ears old
P Dear Santa.
p I would like gymnastic Barbie.
beanie babies, and water baby.
Thank you!
Love. Rachel Jones

Dear Santa.
Please bring to me an elec-
ltrtruma, winch i HOPE. tronic motorcycle, a magnetic
SPEA CEfalphabet set, a Barbie watch. a
e LOIT. china tea set. more clothes for mn
fhrry CIrrina r., all' Barbie. A mini computer and
sonime new clothes and shoes.
Lobinson r1 %Mar Branch. age file
Dear Santa.,
:My name is T.T. and I am five
/ ears olds. I would like Santa to
bring me a sweet treat doll, a bike
and a barbie doll telephone.
Tyonna Leslie. Kindergartener

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time of year and beyond.
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District 3

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Chairman Warren J. Yeager
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Dear Santa, ,
I have been a good girl thi,
year. Please bring me a Toy Stopv
Movie, Big Talking Woody, Buzz
Lightyear, and a Barbie deep. I
will .leave you some milk a"ld
Love, Korie Othic

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me some PoWer-
Ranger Toys,; Toy Story Toys and
a bunch of other neat toys.' I will
leave you some milk and cbokiessi
Love, Matthew Jackson '.,:-'1

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please ,bring me, a ,po.wqe
wheels jeep, Power Ranger toy's,
and a surprise. I will leave you
some milk and cookies.
ILove, Tyler McGuffin

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl thiis
year. Please bring me Lady, 'Bjg
bike, Barbie dream house. Barl-g.
scooter, tent and a sleeping bag.P-
will leave, you: some milk an.
Love, Lauren Costin

and a water bottle 24". 'And the
last thing I want is rollerblades
size fine. Thatis all I.want. '
,Love. Sara Hiscock ,

Dear Santa, ,,. ;
My name ,is 'Krystal. I am, 8
years old. I have'tried real hard to
be very good this year. I would like
rug rats toys and some girl toys.
-Please' bring miny brothers some.
t toys too.
Lo'e. Krystal Keigans

Dear Santa,
My name is' Jenny Miles. I
have been a pretty good .girl this
year. I would like a Barbie lunch
box, adeline book & tape, and a
SReader Rabbit 2nd Grade C.D.
Thank You very much.
Love Jenny

Dear Santa,
.I've been a good girl this year
and I would like for you to bring
me some red shoew like Doroty in
the Wizard of Oz,-a doggie, lots of
baby dolls, a bike, and-the'Tarzan
/ Love ya, Kellie Gentry
P.S. Please write me back in a
"' hurry!

Dear Santa, bear Santa,
I have been a good girl this [ would like a bike and a glass.
year. Please bring me a -6olphin stand and also some pret-
Kiidergarten. baby, In-Line '," y dresses with shoes to match.
Skates,and a, Puzzle. I will leave I have been a good girl and
you some milk and cookies. :, ing hard n schoo l.
Love, Savannah Fenaes .,'- Thank you santa,. I will have
Dear S anta, -. cookies waiting for you.
I have be a very good young Love, Kimberly Blankenship
lady this year. Would 'you pleas'
bring me Mary-ate & Ashle'9. Dear Santa,
books, the 202 Clues and the case My name is Savannah Fenaes
of the Christmas Caper. Pinball and I have been a good girl.
gax4aly, Barbie Dective 2-D 0 oRom Please bring me a Maary-Kate,
.game. .-'........ .. & Ashley movie (Costume party.) a,
Love, Samantha Kay.Fenaes new puffy, barbie in-line skates,i

Dear Santa,'
My name is Cheyanne and
I've been a really good girl this,
year and for Christmas I would
like a Cabbage Patch doll, a
rockyhorse, a teddy bear, some-
dolls and a wagon for me and my
bubba to share.
Love, Cheyanne Hanlon
P.S. Me and my Bubba will
leave e you and Rudolph some milk
and cookies under our tree.

Dear Santa.
I will give you some cookies
and milk.
Love, Jeremy Harcus

Dear Santa, .
I want a Gocart this Year andcf-
I am truning, 9 this Year to. I've'
been good. I've beep playing base-
ball and basketball. I want. a 22

rifle. .
Your friend Kendall Hogan '

Dear Santa', ,'; ; ; ,.1''
hi my name is fasha Tate. yoLf
/ might not know me. But ithuc..
aging you see & hear %ere thing I
do. 'It is close to chnristmas. There'
is only four things, \\wish lor. my-'
first one is Koosh-ie-Koo smell.-
scent. My second is Barbie family
house for f6ur people. my third is
a pretty surprise. baby supnse nyrw:'
third one is one toy. my least but
not last. I want a cup cake Doll)',,.
you could have my four thirg I-'
want. my christmas will be corn
plete. so please make it to m% '
house before your time is up if yo.'
don't make it I' 11 understan...
you have more kids to give giits -t:)
d but hey if you don't there will be
d next year. if you see my best"
Brittang swingman tell her i'sad hi
I will close up my letter,wOith this'
ok if you are not to busy r-nte me
rs back.


Sincerely, Tosha Tafe

Dear Santa, Claus,
I want a CD' player. And I
, want a icecream maker. And a
pizza Maker. And I want a cook-.
with me barbie. With the CD play;-
er I want a Brittney Spires .D o"
And I want some paying, color,
crayons, markers and sornd.i ,
paper. I want a bike. I want some'
skates. That is all.: '
'Love, Michelle .''

Dear Santa, Claus, "
I want a personal CD player
with Millenniam Backstreet, Boys
cd. And a Bike with hand breakegs.<-

skateboard shannen, Susie Super
Star doll, Sweet Treats Barbie,
Barbie Airplane, Generation Girl
Tori,, Super Gymnast Barbie,
Bathtime Blue, Cuddly soft Kelly,
Audrey Hepburn dolls,
Deluxe bedroom vanity set.
I will leave you milk and cook-
ies. Thank you. Merry Christmas.
Love, Savannah

Dear Santa,
My name is Jasey Powell,.and
I am 8 yrs.old. I would like for
Christmas a fourwheeler, bike,"
Sony Play Stations and some
games. I will leave you milk and
Love, Jasey

Dear Santa,

1 would like gymnastics
,Barbie.. beanie babies & water
baby, Thank you!
Love,, Rachel Jones'

Dear Santp.
MNy nafte is Bryan Powell. I
am 3 years old. I would like a
bike. Son'y 'Plhv.. Station & games
and also Pleade bring me a four-

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wheeler. Please bring my dad
something he has been good this
Love, Bryan
P.S., Milk and Cookies will be
waiting for you.

Dear Santa,
My name is Justin and I've
been a really good boy this year
and for Christmas I would like 'a;?
choo choo train, big dump truck
and tractor, Blues Clues. play-
house, a guitar and a wagon, for

me and my sissy to share.
Love; Justin Martin .
P.S. Me and my Sissy will
leave you and Rudolph some milk|
and cookies under the tree.

-Dear Santa,
I Want a Sony Play Station, a
' skateboard. and roller blades.
have been a good boyi If you come4
see me I will leave some milk and
cookies for you. I am also 5 year'
old. a -' -"
Your "Pal"'. Jacqb McCroan


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Dear Santa,
3 :want motorcycle, tent, tree-
John Wilson. age five and a half

Dear Santa,
-.My name is Thshawn John-
son. I am. five. years old. I would
like; a radio-control boat. Also,. I
want a Buzz Lightyear or Woody
and a racecar video game. I have
been a good boy this year. I also
want an Angel for my Nanna and
for my best friend Ashley I would
like her to have a baby doll. For
imy mom a little stuffed bear. For,
my Papa new jacket and for my
bubba sticks and rocks.

Dear Santa,
I" want a Hotwheels car shop,
Hptwheels on CD rom for comput-
er,. my dad to have a safe trip
Sterling Foust, age five

)Dear Santa,
My name is Alex Scott, I'm six

years old. I've been good this year.
Well, most of the year. I would like
you to bring me a horse, a new
Barbie; and some good movies. I'll
leave you some milk and cookies
on the table.
Thank you, Alex Scott

Dear Santa,
I am a six year old boy in Mrs.
Cumming's kindergarten class. I
would like these few things for
Christmas: Don't Wake Daddy
game, Hotwheels race track, and
some nice clothes.
Love, John Hurley

Dear Santa.
I would like some hunting
clothes and boots, Tonka truck
and play guns. And spend time
with family and friends. And to
have peace on earth and good will
to man.
Blake Buskens, age five

Dear Santa,
I want a Furby, a radio; and a
playhouse. I will leave you some

milk and cookies. Please don't for-
get my brother Brandon. '
"Lacgy StA kland, five

Dear Santa,
My name ,As Ashteigh Marie.
Rouse ad I'mr'flv v years old. 4The
three things I want most for
Christmas are: a bicycle& with
training wheels so I won't fall,
playstation video system, and if
you have time bring me a puppy. <
Please. I've been kind of good, I'm
working on that.
Love, Ashleigh

Dear Santa,
I want Turbo-man, roller-
blades, cowboy boots.
Love, Ace Roney, age five

Dear Santa,
Name: Qua'nesha Thomas
Age: five years old
I wish for baby doll, bike,
make-up set, kitchen set.
Thank you

Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is Colby. I am
four years. I have been a good
boy. Please bring me a gun case,
My Pal 2000, and some arrows for
my bow. I will leave you some
cookies and milk.
Love, Colby Gentry

Dear Santa,
. I want a ternament table and
a Lego racers game and a Nerf
foan game.: I will leave you some
milk nd cookies.
Loye, Jacob

,My Christmas list
Dear Santa, I have been a
googl girl this year. I would please,
like a Furby and a Backstreet
Bops millium CD. Then I* would
plaese like a baby carriage and I
will leave some cookise and milk.
Love, Megan

Dear Santa,
I have tried to be very good
this year.. I would like to have a
racetrack, powerwheels motorcy-
cle and a robot. Thank you. I'll
leave out, milk and cookies for
Love, Jaylyn Tannehill, age five

Dear Santa,
I would like lots of toys and
also a bike. I love you, Santa.
Merry Christmas.
Love, Michael Redmon

Dear Santa,
My name is Raqueatha. I am
five years old. I want,a'computer,
a tatoo doll, and a barbie cash
register for Christmas.
Love, Raqueatha

Christmas is coming and we hope it brings,
Loads of glad tidings and wonderful things.
We know we've enjoyed a very good season,
And people like you are expressly the.reason.
So it's full-steam ahead because gratitude's due,
Along with our very best wishes to each one of you!

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Dear Santa,
I have been good. I have a few
things that I would like for
Christmas, baby dolls, puzzles,

Big Wheel. I will leave cookies and
milk for you on the kitchen table,
and a carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Shatiara Zaccaro

*d The hristmas
tiere's hoping your holidays a
model of perfection.
ay y t a Thanks, friends!

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Chevron Service
Port St. Joe

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Dear Santa,
I have been good. I have a few
things that I would like for
Christmas, Playstation games,,
Michael Jordan shoes, baby doll. I
will leave cookies and mild for you
on the kitchen table, and a carrot
for Rudolph
Love, Roshonda Hawkins

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl. I have
a few things that I would like for
Christmas, Barbie car, Barbie
dolls, basketball. I will leave cook-
ies and mild for you on the
kitchen table, and a carrot 'for
Love, Shaquana Penamon

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I have
a few things that I would like for.
Christmas, cars, trucks, bicycle. I
will leave cookies and mild for you
on-the kitchen table, and a carrot
for Rudolph.
Love, Jarkeice Davis

Dear Santa; -
I have been a good boy. I have
a few things that I would like for-
Christmas, Hot Wheels, big bicy-
cle, computer. I will leave cookies
and mild for you on the kitchen
table, and a carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Jacobi Jones-

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I have
a few things that I would like for
Christmas, candy, bicycle, Power
Ranger watch. I will leave cookies '
and milk for you on the kitchen
table, and a carrot for Rudolph.
SLove, Steve Givens
Dear Santa, ,
I have been a good boy. I have
a few things that I would like for
Christmas, four-wheeler, shoes,
bicycle. I- will, leave cookies and
milk for you on the kitchen table,
and a carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Jarvar Hill
.~~ ~ .. ,. -. .
Dear Santa,
I have been a:gopd girl. I have "Ci
a few things that I would like for -'
Christmas, baby doll, kitchen set, "'
play food. I will leave cookies and '
milk for you on the kitchen table,
and a carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Demeriyah Alexander
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Dear Santa.
I have been a good boy. I have ,
a few things that I would like for'
Christmas, computer, crayons,
Power Ranger watch. I will leave/
cookies and milk for you on the
kitchen table, and a carrot for

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I have
a few things that I would like for
Christmas, bike without training
.wheels, Power Wheels jeep,
Basketball. I will leave cookies
and mild for you on the kitchen
table, and a carrot for Rudolph. ,
Love, Casio Coachman

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl. I have
a few things that I would like for
Christmas, Barbie jeep. I will
leave cookies and mild for you onr
the kitchen table, and a carrot for
Love, Allie Stripling

four years old, my mommy is writ-
ing this letter for me. I have been
sort of good this year so I won't
ask for much. I would like a baby
doll, a barbie, and a pocahontas
tape. I have a new baby sister and
would like some toys for her. By
the way Santa, the chimney is in
my room. I will leave some cookies
and milk. Please come before nine
because that is my bedtime.
Love Brittney
Dear Santa,
My name is Ashley. I am 2
, months old and new to the area.

SSince I am little I do not want very
much. I would like squeeky toys, a
rattle.' and a new pacy. I would
Ilke a big Christmas tree with lots
of lights. I have two older sisters,,
Britthley and Clerra, and would
like for them to have lots of toys.
Me and my sisters would like to
wish Baby Jesus a happy birth-
,day. ,
dLove Ashley,

Say you Saw It In ll Star!
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Love, Javarri Beachumn

Dear Santa,
I have been a goodboy. I have
a few things that I would like for
Christmas, cars, guns, teddy
bear. I will leave cookies and milk
for you on the kitchen table, and a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Troyvonta Williams

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl. I have
a few things that I would like for
Christmas, playhouse, Barbie's
car, Barbie doll. I will leave cook-
ies and milk for you on the
kitchen table, and a carrot for
Love, Marsheba Thomas

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I have
a few things that I would like for
Christmas, books, truck, Power
Rangers. I will leave cookies and
milk for you on the kitchen table,
and a carrot for Rudolphi ,
Love, Randall House

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I have
a few things that I would like for'
Christmas, Batman, Buzz
Lightyear, Hot Wheels. I will leave '
cookies and milk for you on the
kitchen table, and a carrot for
Love, Aaron Braden

Dear Santa, Claus;
My name is Justin Haddock.
I've been a good boy. Please bring
Gun w/rope, monster truck, Big
Boots, 4 wheel drive games. My
little brother wants, baby toys,
clothes, Santa, I also want a trac-
tor. And a digging thing. Hope to
see you soon. I Love you and I've
been good.
Love, Justin Haddock
Dear santa,
I would like to have a bike, a
Baby doll, a tea set, a talking v-
Tech computer my mom says I
Have Been a real good Help with
my sister she's 7th month old. I
will leave you some cookies ahd
milk out.
Love Crystal Vaught
S P.S. say Hi To MRS. Santa, for .
Dear Santa,
My name is Brittney. I am

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My name is John. I am 4,
years old. I have tried real hard to
be very good this year.
I would like Rug rat toys and
some Hot Wheel Cars. Please
bring my brother and sister some
toys too.
Love John Keigans

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Dear Santa,
My name is Matthew. I am 4
years old. I have tried real hard to
be very good this year.
I, would like Rug rat toys and
some Hot Wheel cars. Please bring
my brother and sister .some toys
Love, Matthew Keigans

Dear Santa,
I think I have been good. I
would like a new bike any color.
Do you think I could have some
CD's. (98, Britany Spears, Mariah
Carry), anything would be nice.
Do you have a dog? Have a Merry,
Merry Christmas.
Your friend, Meredith Todd
Dear Santa,
Please send car, track, neck-
laces and train. I Love you.
Love you, Sylvia Sheline 5

I would like a train, a toy
robot, .and a truck,
Thank you, Jared age 5

Dear Saxrta,
I want an art kit with crayons
and markers and paper. Also, a,
Beanie Baby and a Bake with me
Barbie. I have been good.,
Love, Michelle age 6
Dear Santa,
Please bring me a swing set,


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Dear Santa,
My name is Danielle
Matincheck. I was really good this
year. Please bring me lots of pre-
sents. Here is my list:
Barbie Airplane walking
Barbie and Chrissy doll, Barbie
house, Barbie kitchen, clothes,
shoes, baby brother.
I promise to leave a special
treat for you and your reindeer.
Thank you very. very much
Merry Christmasl
Love, Danielle

Dear Santa,

four wheeler, and some dolls. I
have been a real good girl.
Thank you, Allie Thomas 5 yrs. Old

To Santa,
Helloa Santa. My name is
Deven and I am 5 years old. On
this holiday's I would like Power
Ranger Video and Pokeman toy
and last for my baby. I need doll
Thank you Santa, Deven J. Bhakta

Dear Santa,
'Pokeman picture, Spice girl
bike, Trip to Hawaii with my Mom,
Barbie bead set, Santa Claus hat.
Picture of mom and Santa & crew.
Samantha Spraggins

Dear Santa,
I would like for you to bring
me a red drum set, a nintendo '
game and a trainset
Aleyx King Age 5 yrs.

Dear Santa,
My name. is Qua'Shondria
Manning. I am 5 years old. All I
want you Is to bring me 3 things a
nail Salon, A Ten speed Bike and
a Jewerly box. And I will leave you
some cookies and milk on the
Love, Qua'shondria
Dear Santa,
I would like to have 1) baby-
doll, 2) easybake oven, 3) A new
book bag.
Thank a lot, Tracien
Dear Santa,
I want a dump truck, soccer
ball, motorcycle.
Love, Jacob Stucki 5

Dear Santa,
My name is C. J. Butts. I am,
five years old, and for Christmas I
want a puppy. I also want.a toy
motorcycle at the mall. And Iwant
a bike. ,I love you Santa. I will
leave you some cookies and milk.
Merry Christmas.
Love, C.J.

Dear Santa,
My names is natalie Wood
and I am 5 years old. I would like
for you to bring me a "blow-up"
couch for my room, moon shoes
and some Barbie computer
games. I've been good! I will leave
you milk and cookies.
.. Love, Natalie Wood

Happy Holidays
It's a time for reflection and
memories, and a time for
celebrations, too. We hope your
holiday brings many happy
thoughts of Christmases past,
but most of all, we hope that
this will be the best one yet.

Oscar Redd, Chairman
Mary Pridgeon, Vice Chairman
David Byrd
Caroline Norton
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Dear Santa,
I ben good This Year. I would
like Pokemon Snap, gameboy
color with a gome, a new bike too.
a pet bird, Deer Hunter extended
season, mario golf and a target of
from Kaleb Price

dear St. Nick
I'v been very good I wold like a
CD, A video game, A remote con-
trol, car, A bow. hunting CD,
NiNtendo game, A football, A. bike,
a boy Dachshund, a 22 gun, A
Deer Hunter 3 Deer.Avenger 3, A
I Love You Colton P.

Dear Santa,
I would like for Christmas a
kindergarten baby doll and a flip-
per baby doll. A stuff dog and a
stuffed cat. I want to ask you
some questons.'How are you elves
doing? How long is the North pole

from WeWa. Whju does Rudolph
have a.rednose? Have a safe trip.
Your friend, Tabitha Ward

Dear Saint Nick,
Merry Christmas
I been good this year. I would
be happy if you brought me the
things I want. My list ant that
1. Video game 2. Motor Go
Cart 3. Mountain Bike
And' if you bring me clothes
' my monny would be happy.
Thank you Santa. Love
Christopher Brant.
P.S. Please bring my Sistei
something Nice.

Dear Santa,
Here re 'some of my favorite
1. Picnic basket (tea set) 2.
kayak paddle 3. Barbie tent 4.

Polly Pocket Delux Mansion 5.
Jessie 0, 6. Tarzan and Jane big,
7. playhouse (tent), 8. Backpack
(camping), 9. toy tractor
Luve Hayley Smith

Dear Santa,
Here is my lit:
1. Franklin's treasure hunt
game, 2. Kayau paddle, 3. 10"
Auto Morphin Power Ranger (reg),
4. GI Joe (camo), 5. Log Cabin, 6.
Talking -Buzz Lightyear, 7.
Strummin' Woody, 8 Costumes
Thank you, Tucker Smith

To Santa,
I am a little boy Im 4 years
old. I have been a good little boy..
snake's frogs lizard's truck
cooking toy's pet duck shirt shoe's
coloring books

Dear Santa,
I wanta bike the blue one with
water cup and gag, cuddly soft
Kelly, Poly poket fashion store,
stuffed animals. Lisa Frank stuff,,
a stuffed unicorn,
Jessica Brake

Dear Santa,
I been good thi year.
I would like some tapes, Britty
Babyclothes, and Furby baby.
My' brother would like the
Tarzan movie.. We will leave you
some cookies and milk.
Love, Megan

Dear Santa,
my name is Lisa Davis and I
am 6.yrs. old. I have been a good
girl all year. For Christmas, I
would like to have a jewlery
maker, bike, Barbie doll house
and doll,'brown play dough, and a
crying babie doll with a bottle, a
big teddy bear, a Angelica Rug rat
doll that has make up and a I
would also like a long pink dress
for my mom and some colonge for
my dad.
I'll.eave some milk and cook-
ies on the table.
Love Lisa

1. Nintendo virtual Boy game
system kit, 2. Black ice street
Hocky Set, 3. Black ice in-Line
skate, 4. MLB Hard wod bats, 5.
NFL Legends Footballs, 6'. Huffy
"Backboard. 7. Pool Tables, 8.
Simmons, 9. Fishhunter compact
boat, 10. sundome tents red, 11.
sleeping bags, 12. External frame
Pack, 13 Flute, 14. Cassette
Player. 15. Cony cordless Phone.
16. Angel and moon earring, 19.
21st Century CB. 20. nike 40
shorts, 21. nike baseball cap.
22.40 nike cotton t-shirt. 23. vista
pools, 24. swim ways Dolphin
Junior Louge.

Dear Santa.
I am 6 yrs. old. My name is
Emilee Fenaes. I have been very
good this year.
Please bring me a
Kindergarten Baby. Generation


Dear Santa,
I want a Shannon Babydoll, a
TV, a bike with brakes on the
front and a purple beanie baby. I
. have been sorta good this year. My

Girl Tori, My interactive Pooh,
Marvin Magis drawing board,
Barbie Shop' with me Cash
Registett Pooh talking Doll, Susie'
Super Star Doll, MIgis leash
puppy, Sweet treats barbie
Happenin Hair Barbie.
I will be happy with whatever
you cah bring me. I will leave you
milk and cookies.
,. Love, Emilee Fenaes,

Dear Santa, '
I want a dump truck and a
plain truck. I have been a good
boy. My teacher said so. I am five
years old., Can you bring me a
tractor and.a play farm with ani-
mals? Be, careful Santa, on your
way. ,
I love you, Tony Pate .

Dear Santa,
I love you. I been goingg ,my
best to be a good,.boy. I'm five
years,, old. I Vwould,,like a remote
control car. Please don't forget the
batteries. I have been bad some,
cause it's hard to be good. I would
also like my own TV.
Thank you, Joseph

Dear Santa,
My namenis Samantha Taylor
and .L am five years old. I have
tried to be a good girl this year.
Could you please bring me a robot
puppy, a candy cane machine, a
teddy bear that talks and jumps,
.and a cassette recorder. Thank
you. I'll leave some milk and cook-
ies, out for you. .
'I love you, Sam Taylor


name is Raney Besore and I am
six years old.
Love, Raney






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A miraculous star shone in the heavens that Holy Night the Savior was born.
And that bright spirit continues to flourish as we rejoice each Christmas season
and. reaffirm our faith in His Holy Birth.

May His spirit abide with you throughout the holy season
Merry Christmas!

and for all time.

*h sincere thanks to our many fine friends and neighbors.

Emerald Coast

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We will close at 3pm Christmas Eve and reopen
Thurs. Jan. 6th
Winter Hours:
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Closed Sun. Wed.

His Precious


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lightning cometh
out of the east and
shineth even unto
A V the west, so shall
be the coming of
the Son of Man.

Matthew 24:27

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- wishes for a happy
1^ : \ holiday.
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Supply Incorporated
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letter for me. I am 2 years old. I
have tried to be good this year. I
would like everything b.ut will set-.

tile for a teletubby (the yellow one),
a wagon, books to read, and, a
kitchen set. I share a room with
my big sister. The chimney is in
our room. Please come before
nine. Our bedtime is at nine.
Love CiCi
Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me skateboard
shannon. Barbie Flipwver, My
Water Baby, and My size Barbie,
Walking ,Barbie. I will leave you
some milk and cookies.
Love, Sophia Adsit

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a tv and
VCR for my room, remote control,
b.rbie jeep, and barbies. I will
leave you some milk and cookies.
'~ Love, Briana Thomas

De`t Santa,
'J .have been a good girl this
year' Please bring me trampoline,
a Barbie family house, and play
horse. l\ will leave you some milk
and cookies.
Love. Lexi Strickland

Dear Santa,
I have been' a good girl this
year. Please, bring me a Barbie
scooter, Art Easel, and a new doll
with a pacifier. I will leave you
some milk and cookies.
Love. BEritney Rich

,Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a real dog
and a baby dill' doll that has a
passy. I will leave you -some milk
and cookies.
'Love, Brittnee Peak

Dear Santa.
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring'me a Robot, gun
for me and dad, Skate board for
-Jamie, telescope, and puppy, for
mom. I will leave you' some milk
and cookies'.
Love, Ryan Nichols"

Dear Santa.
,.I have been'a good boy this
year. Pleasebring me a Power
Ranger Suit,. Power Ranger toy,
Sand Air Hockey Gane. I will leave
S. yoiu some milk and cookies.
Love. Danell Jones,

Dear Santa
: I have been a good boy this
', :" ^ ^t year. Please bring me a puppy.
train set. hot wheels race track,
and 'nlntendo games. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love, Blayze Harriman
Dear Santa,'
I have been a bgood'boy this
year. Please bring*me a'gun case,
My Pall 2000;: and sharp point
1 : arrows. I will leave you'some milk
LovCand cookies.l
Love, Colby Gentry .

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S...and rejoice in all its glory. ,
From our family to yours have beautiful Christmas..

Oscar 'Redd

& 'Family

Dear Santa.
I have been a .good. boy this
year. Please bring me a Basketball
goal so that dad and I can shoot
,baskets' together. I would alMo like
a Sonny the Seal game and, a
Gator Golf. Please bring me a
truch and trailer." I will leave you
some milk and cookies. I have
been looking forward to seeing
" ., y o u ,-., .' ., .. ,
Love Dylan Blaker

Dear Santa,
S I have been a good, boy this
year. Please bring me. a bow and
arrow and a jeep. I will leave you


some milk and cookies.
Love, Tyler Worley

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy, this
year. Please bring me a talking
Babe (Pig), A pirate Boat, and A
flashlight. I will leave you some
,milk and cookies.
Love, Sawyer Raffield

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a Barbie 4'
wheeler, Barbie Skates and a hula
hoop. I will leave you some milk
and cookies.
Love, Annalisa Childress

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a Harly
Davidson Motercycle and a tram-
poline. I will leave you some milk
and cookies.
Love, Devin Strickland

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a bead off of
a necklace, a barbie for my broth-
er Will and toys on the porch. I
will leave you some milk and
Love, MaKayla Ramsey

.Dear Santa,
I have been a gdod boy this
year. Please bring me a remote
control car that flips over and a
nerf gun. I will leave you some
milk and cookies.
Love, Drew Lacour
Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a 1) Barbie
Airplane, 2) Generation Girl
(Lara), 3)Bbombox radio, 4) Blue's
Clues Play Clay Play House, and a

5) Walking Tanya. I will leave you
'some milk and cookies.
Love, Sydfey Owens

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a four
wheeler, Bike, Playstation, and
some tapes. I will leave you some
milk and cookies.
Love, Bryan Powell

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this'
year. Please bring me ,a Pink and
Purple Bicycle. J will leave you
some milk and cookies.
Love, Amy Butler

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In The

Of The

at this holy time of year.

Benny C. Lister


tiniest field mouse to the mightiest whale, every single living creature is a

reflection of God's love and reminds us to give our thanks for the many fine gifts He has put on this earth.
Merry Christmas!

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Another Christmas

And we'd like to say thanks for

helping to keep us on a roll! With

best wishes for a merry season.

Pate's Service Center

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A Beautiful, Tasty Holiday Treat.

For Your Eyes and Tummy, Too!

Assembling a Decorative Cookie Wreath

One of the most popular decorations
seen during the holiday season is a"
wreath, which often is used to decorate
doors, windows, fireplace mantels,
holiday tables and even automobiles.
Its use can be traced to the A'dvent
wreath of Lutheran origin, but its beauty
has made it extremely celebrated today.
Traditionally, a wreath is made of
flowers, leaves or evergreens, twisted
together and interlaced nth ribbons and
candles to form a beautiful ring. This
year, it is time to create a wreath that is
a bit unique. How about surprising holi-
day guests with, a mouthwatering
wreath that they can eat
A beautiful addition to any holiday
dessert table, the .Decorative Cookie
Wreath, courtesy of Creative Cook's
Kitchen, definitely brings the spirit of
the season to any holiday gathering.
This tasty, unique treat is sure to be
enjoyed by children and adults of all
ages. It can 'be used as a table center-
piece or served as a dessert, 'however,
it also makes a wonderful gift to bring
to loved ones' homes when visiting.
Perhaps one of the best ways to
serve the cookie wreath is by. leaving it
out on a table with a huge glass of..
milk, perfect for Santa and .his merry-,
reindeer to enjoy!

Serves 8
You can use this cookie wreath as the
centerpiece of your hohda' des ser table.
For the wreath
2 cups all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
Y4 teaspoon salt
% cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the decorations
Green and white piping icing
Small round red candies
Special aids
3-inch leaf-shaped cookie cutter

green icing. Use small red can-
dies to form clusters of holly
berries on the wreath. SX997750

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A TASTY TREAT for holiday guests of all ages, a Decorative Cookie
Wreath is sure to liven up the holiday dessert table.


1. Preheat oven to -400 F. Grease a
large baking sheet In a small bowl.
combine flour, baking powder and salt.
2. In a large bowl, using an electric
mixer set on medium speed, cream buner
and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in
egg. milk and \arulla unul combined On
low speed, gradually add flour mixture
until blended. Beat on medium speed
until dough forms a ball. Wrap dough in
plastic wrap; chill for at least a half-hour.
3. On a lightly floured surface, using
.a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out
half the dough to a '-inch thickness
Keep the other half ot the dough in the
refngerator until ready to use.
4. Using a floured 3-inch leaf-
shaped cookie cutter, cut out shapes,
rerolling scraps as needed.
5. Arrange the cookies on the
prepared baking sheet Overlap the
leaf shapes slightly to form a 14-
inch-diameter wreath.

6. Bake breath until dough i-, firm
but not brow ned, eight to 10 minutes.
Place baking sheet on a wire rack,
cool tor fine minutes. Carefully '
transfer breath to a wire rack, cool
1. Pipe outline of leaf shape with
green icing. .
2. Use round red candies to form
clusters of holly berries on wreath;
adhere candies with a small amount of
white icing
Freehand wreaths Shape' the
dough into two rings, bake and deco-
rate with tiny marzipan 'cutouts, or
cover with white icing and decorate
with holiday candies.
Embellished leaves Spread
individual holly leaves vith melted
chocolate, then top with sprinkles or
chopped nuts. '


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Seasons Greetings Frm Our

Bank Family Tu AndYours.
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At this special time of year, we wish to

re financially secure life.

pause to express o.ur appreciation to. .' / Each ofusat Citizens Federal Savings.
customers, friends and neighbors who have Bank wishes you and your family a warm, safe
relied on us during 1999. It is our pleasure to a and joyous. Holiday Season, with hopes that in
serve you and our community, and we look forvyward to the year 2000 all of your dreams will come true....
a New Year and to opportunities for every person to build a for a lifetime.




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CUT OUT leaf shapes using a'
floured leaf-shaped cookie cutter.

OVERLAP THE leaf shapes on a
baking sheet to form a 14-inch-
diameter wreath.


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Business Plan
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business
Development Center and the
Veterans' Business Outreach
Center will offer a business semi-
nar entitled "Business Plan
Development Part 1 and 2.". Both
classes will be held on January
20, 2000. from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at
Gulf Coast Community College,
Lifelong Learning Department,
Room SU242.
A business plan is a roadmap
to success. It outlines how the
business will be run and how the
owners intend for it to grow. Any-
one planning to borrow money to
start or expand will need a busi-
ness plan that shows how the
funds will be -repaid. This class
will show attendees how to create
The fee for both sessions Is
845. Advance registration is re-
quired and payment may be made

,Dear Santa,
I am five years old. I attend
PSJ Elem. School. I want a
TV/VCR, CD player, and Barbie
doll clothes.
Love, Autumn
Dear Santa,
M' y name is Erin White and I
am six years old. Please bring me
CDs, a pair of hippy jeans and
- shirt' a Furbv and a Brittany
Spears doll. I iave ,been .a very
good girl.
Love, Erin



May you be greatly blessed by the true spirit of Christmas.
and may His great gift illuminate your heart and
bring you cornmlrt and joy.


good old-fashioned fun,
this holiday season.
Thanks for lighting up
our year!

SEl governor
S Mexico 'Beach

at Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Lifelong Learning Depart-
ment. For more information, call :
872-3823 or for a complete listing

of SBDC seminars and services,
check out their website at

Service from Alligator Point to Mexico Beach

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* Custom Wood Fences, Decks & Patios
* Lawn and Landscape Maintenance
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850/927-3663 -.850/899-0195


and May All Your Dreams

Come True This Christmas

Time to get things rolling and wish all our

customers a very Merry Christmas.

Thank you for

doing business with us.


B 1 illy Carr and His Staff

Billy Carr Used Cars

& Trucks

Hwy. 98, H.V., Port St. Jpe

Phone No. 229-6961

Billy Carr

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Kenny & Becky Wood

Remember, Billy Carr Auto Sales

should be able to put you in a good vehicle

with a great selection to choose from.

Dear Santa,
My name is Daniel and I am
six years old. I have been very
good this year., I am a little boy
and would like a skate board, a
bicycle with pegs and a new boat
to play with. Please don't forget
me and my brother.
Love, Daniel May
Dear Santa,
My name is Bryce. I am six
years old. I tried to be a good boy
this year. I would like a blue bicy-
cle with a basket and a. remote
control car, a -Pokemon and a
train. Don't forget a skateboard
and rollerskates.
Love. Bryce Frazier

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Don't Be A Victim of Any Y2K Scam!

Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commissioner
Bob Crawford recently urged con-
sumers to avoid being defrauded
by con artists who may, be step-
ping up efforts to exploit citizens'
Y2K concerns as the Year 2000
"Don't be misled into believing
that your bank, 'credit card and,
electronic equipment will all crash
or fail when the. new year arrives
unless you but-something to cor-

rect it or provide confidential
information that someone on the
-other end of the phone is asking
for," Crawford said. "It is simply
not true."
Nevertheless, con artists are
continuing to exploit consumers'
fears and concerns about poten-
tial Y2K problems, and are
expected to heighten their efforts
in the weeks remaining before the
new millennium begins.
Amobng scams reported in


in w, ,. ,

This fruit-filled dessert will generate numerous complements bfr the cook. The
crisp and crumbly almond topping is rich and delicious. In some regions of the
country, this dessert is also called a "crisp." .

Are you looking for an easy holiday
dessert that will have everyone coming
back' for seconds-ev~en after a -big
meal? Unlike some holiday foods with
involved preparations that can stress the
cook. Christmas Cranberry-Pear-Apple
Crumble can be made at the last minute.
"We've combined foods that many peo-
ple have on hand at this time of year-
pears, apples and cranberries-with a,
crumbly topping made from biscuit and
baking mix and old-fashioned oats."
says Wendy Hagerman, research and
development specialist for Pioneer Flour
Mills. "The combination of fruits with
the rich almond topping is satisfying and

. This home dessert travels well to
family gatherings or parties at the office.
Bake' the Christmas Cranberry-Pear-
Apple Crumble up to 24 hours ahead.
Place it in a pretty basket lined with a
holiday napkin, and you'ree ready to trav-
el "over the river and through the woods
to Grandmother's house .." or wherev-
er you %want to go with this great-tasting
While this dessert will surely be a big
hit at this holiday season, you can also
make it throughout the year because the
recipe uses sweetened dned cranberries,
instead of fresh cranberries, which are
only available during the holidays.

Florida or elsewhere in the coun-
*Bank Account Scheme-A
caller, claiming to be a represen-.
tative of a bank, falsely states that
he or she needs your bank
account number to move your
funds into a "safe fund" while
auditors check the bank to make
sure that it is Y2K ready..
Of course, once a. consumer
discloses his account number, the
caller can fraudulently obtain the

Christmas Cranberry-Pear-
Apple Crumble
Fruit Filling:
3 tart apples (such as Granny Smith),
peeled, cored and thinly sliced
3 pears, peeled, cored and
thinly sliced
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
'Topping: --
1 1/2 cups Pioneer Buttermilk
Biscuit & Baking Mix .
1/2 cup quick-cooking or
old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (I stick) butter or
margarine, room temperature ,
1/2 cup slivered almonds
In large bowl. stir together all filling
ingredients. Pour into 12x8x2-inch bak-
ing dish coated with cooking spray.'
Bake at 3750 for 30 minutes or until'
juices are bubbly and thickened. Mean-,
while, in medium bowl, combine biscuit .
& baking, mix, oats, 1/2 cup brownri
sugar and cinnamon: Add butter; rub in ;
with fingertips until mixture is crumbly.
Stir in almonds; sprinkle crumbs over:
hot filling. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes
more or until golden brown. Serve warm
with. ice cream. Makes 8 servings.
For exciting recipes. baking tips,
and more, visit Pioneer Flour Mills',
web site at: www.pioneermills.com
For a copy of Pioneer Flour Mills ';
latest cookbook,. Southern Success'
Recipes, send your name, address,'
and a check or money order for $2.00
to: Pioneer Cookbook Offer #1, P.O.
.Box 311241, New Braunfels, TX
78131. Please make check payable to
Pioneer Flour Mills.

victim's funds.
*Credit Card. Scheme-A
caller, identifying himself as a rep-
resentative of your credit card
company, falsely states that the
.magnetic strip on the.back of the
card will not work after December
31 unless 'the company sends a
replacement strip.
He asks for the' consumer's
credit card number for "verifica-
tion purposes"-and if he obtains
it, the con artist then can use the
victim's credit card.
eSecurities Scheme--Con
artists offer prospective investors.
the opportunity to invest in a
company that the caller claims
has developed the solution to the
Y2K problem, and is expected to
reap major profits sometime after
the beginning of the year 2000.
In fact, different computers
and software require different
solutions, and no single company
has all the answers 'to the Y2K
If you receive, such a call,
don't believe the story the caller is;
telling you, Crawford said. If the,
call involves the safety of your
bank account or credit card. con-
sumers should call those Ihstitu-
.tions themselves to determine
what, if anything, they should do.
in most cases, the answer is
likely to be "do, nothing" because
.the bank and credit card will
already have taken steps to make
sure their customers experience
no Interruption In service.
Consumers can also call
Crawford's office's toll-free hot-
line-1-800:HFLP FLA (1-800-
435-7352)-to file a complaint.
Under any circumstances.
don't be a victim of a Y2K scam, ,
Crawford warned. "We have' seen
some of this fraudulent activity in
Florida, and we are likely to see
more as we approach the end of
the year," Crawford said.
S"'Whatever you do, don't disclose
confidential financial' information
to the stranger calling you on the
phone. My advice is just hang up."




41cV the spirit of the season fill yourheart, and your.home,
and may you and your loved ones enjoy the warmth of ,
an old-fashioned Christmas.
Best wishes for the new year, and thanks for being
such a good neighbor.


A Christmas Wi

eFor You

> : We're hoping that your season brin
Lots of glad tidings and beautiful thi
The warmth of family.
The blessing of friends,
Plus peace and joy
That never ends.
May all your hopes and dreams come
That's our Christmas wish for you

Port St. Joe

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May the true spirit of
Christmas bring you
peace andjoy,
and may you dell in
His light, forever.

Our deepest gratitude
for your patronage.'

Capital City Bank

we wish you much happiness
and good fortune through
the holiday season and
beyond. Thanks for doing
business with us





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