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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32454 THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2(
32 Per Copy
Plus 34 Tax ...
GCHD Offers Numerous
Programs Details on Page 4A
Four GC Runners Named
All Big Bend Story on Page IOA
Law Enforcement Activities
County & Cities Page 1B
Class A All-State Teams
Named Who's On Them?--1 OA
Sharks Win 9th Annual
G.C. Classic See Page IOA
PSJ Marina Services
Multiplying See Page 9A
Where? When? See Page 2B
Boyd Report Read Page 7A
Obituaries Page 6A and 28
News From GC Schools
What's Happening? Page 38
Nekton, the company soon to
open Gulf Qounty Shipbuilders,
will offer applications for the up to
61 positions on January 18, as
opposed to the last reported Jan-
uary 17th date.
Applications will be available
at the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Office. Interviews will
location. All applicants are asked
to not contact the chamber office
before January 18th.
Gulf County Shipbuilding will
be constructing new dive cruise
ships for Nekton and any other'
companies interested in the spe-
cially designed boat.
The company also has plans,
to employ 30 additional people at,
Port St. Joe Boat Works 'and Dry
The original Thuirsdav, Janu-
ary 17th date has been changed
to the very next working day, due
to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Hol-
Gulf Coast Commiunity
College will conduct a Corrections
Basic Standards class beginning
Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at
the Gulf/Franklin Center, located
at 3800 Garrison Avenue in Port
St. Joe. Classes .Will be held
Monday through Friday from 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Graduation is
scheduled for May 15, 2000. '
There is a continuous,
statewide demand for certified
corrections officers to work in all.
phases of corrections at the state
and county levels. Successful
completion of the course o6f study
qualifies graduates to test for cer-
tification as Florida correctional
officers. The corrections career
field is one of the fastest growing
sections of the criminal justice
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-
rization. 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 Bu ett or Bart Furey at
GT Con Sod to MJD omm.
No Major Changes Are Anticipated in the Company's Operations or Name During Transfer
Employees of GT Corn
received notification late last week
that the telephone company has
been sold to MJD Communi-
GT Comn's Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer John
Vaughan stated, "I am pleased to
see our company joining the
rapidly expanding family of MJD
telephone companies. Our com-
pany, operating as GT Corn, has
progressed at a very rapid pace.
Under the ownership of TPG
Communications, Inc., we have
added a significant amount of
fiber optic cable routes and
updated our central office and
remote switches to a state-of-the-
art level that allows us to provide
.our customers a full spectrum of
telephone and. data services."
"This increased capability
coupled with the aggressive mar-
keting expertise of MJD will make
GT Coin a formidable competitor
as we go forward. I believe that
MJD's acquisition of this great
company will have a very positive
effect on GT Corn, its employees,
and the communities that we
serve," he concluded.
Jack Thomas. Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of MJD
added, "We are extremely pleased'
that we are acquiring this fine
company and we look forward to,
providing state-of-the-art tele-
phone ,.and data services to this
rapidly growing section of Florida,
Georgia, and Alabama."
MJD and TPG Communi-
cations, Inc.: Jointly announced
the agreement for MJD to acquire
100% of the, stock of TPG
Communications, Inc. from Texas I
Pacific Group and two minority
TPG Communications. Inc.
owns and operates GT Corn which
employs approximately 160 peo-
ple. The local exchange telephone
business serves more than
51.000 access lines in North
Florida, Southeast Georgia, and
South Alabama. The company
also owns a 150 mile fiber optic
cable facility in its service area.
Vaughan said the company's
service area covers 4,390 square
miles in all or part of 15 counties
in the states of Florida. Georgia,
With this announcement of
the most recent acquisitions,
MJD will operate 26 local
exchange carriers In 14 states
PSJ Police Dept.
And Sheriff's Dept.
To Share 4Dispatching
Board Applies for $20 Million
In WastewaterlSewer Grants
Port St. Joe citv commission- remain the same as it is-non-
ers unanimously agreed to a plan emergency 229-8265. For emer-
that will merge dispatching duties agency use only, the 911 service
of the Port St. Joe Police will continue as normal.. '
Department with those at the Gulf .. "No jobs will be lost during
County Sheriffs Office. the process." Chief Leffert said.
Commissioners discussed the "Callers should not see any differ-
idea during their December 21st ence other than the possibility
meeting after holding a workshop that a few bugs may need to be
with Gilf County Sheriff Frank worked out of the process during
McKeithenr and Police Chief Jay the first few days of transition," he
During that meeting, Leffert A dispatcher will continue to
,explained that the move would be on duty at the Port St. Joe
provide better service for both Police Departmerit five days per
departments and result in better week during the day shift (9 a.m.
benefits for dispatchers while ulti- to 5 p.m.). Department personnel
mately saving the city money by wili use call forwarding to transfer
combining and sharing the the police department's 229-8265
staffing expenses. number to the sheriffs office dur-
Last Thursday evening trig the remaining hours of the
(December 30th). the board held a weekdays and on weekends.
public hearing on the question The move Is expected to save
before moving forward with the the city somewhere between $20
idea. No objections were aired to 830 thousand dollars per year
during that meeting arid, in :fact, by combining the service.
only 911 Coordinator Marshall 911 Problems
Nelson had questions concerning Commissioner Damon' McNair
the transition. brought up another problem dur-
Commissioners voted to enter ing the discussions, pointing out
into a tentative/trial period which that the 91 1 emergency operating
will begin with the night -shift system was being abused by
Wednesday evening. callers.
Phone Number Stays the Same City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
e r St. e estimated that one-half of the
The Port St. Joe Police
Department phone number will (See DISPA'iTCH on Page 3A)
The Port St. Joe Marina will soon be putting a small restaurant
in this section of the marina office. See page 9A for details.
providing service to over 214,000
GT Conm's 51,000 access lines
makes it one of, if not the largest,'
Not quite fours year ago, on
April 10, 1996, the local phone
company was sold to the Texas
Pacific Group by the St. Joe
, Company when it sold several of
its major holdings, including the
The Texas based investment,
company .has been actively mar-
keting the GT Comn company for
the past several months.
Don't Anticipate Major Changes
It is not expected that many
major changes will be made to the
company with the transfer of
ownership. The name (GT Comn)
will also probably remain the
Customers of GT Com should see very little, if any difference in business operations of the
company. The recent sale should not impact the company's 160 current employees.
MB. Celebrates Millennium
S. ... Mexico Beach was the place to be to ring in the new
S ..i :... millennium Friday. The city sponsored trolleys for safe
post-party travel throughout the beaches all night, and
.... at the stroke of midnight (central time), a five-minute,
250-fireworks display was fired off of the Mexico Beach
The celebration drew the attention of a Panama City
television station who broadcast live news on location
.: .* ....- ., at the beach starting at 5:00 p.m .
*.- .... .. :; A gigantic crowd turned out to participate and
Si, ; *.- ,. *.'..' .. 4 admire the display, undaunted by the rain showers!
the millennium In Mexico Beach, residents and visitors in the area greeted the new year in
the millennium. In Mexico Beach, residents an visitors, inthe ea. reete the new year in
Panama City is
Bthowny in the photo
B t r t(above speaking
eGaddis during the
leit trivap aer t it
Chey (leannie g out t
.. wave in the photo
sengers on New
_Year's Eve in
--... wtMexico Beach.
Her first pas-
sengers were her
mother, Da wn Ra-
ylet and her hus-
AOL band and children,
Dale, Tommny and
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2000
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A Special Gift
To the Community
1st United Methodist's Live Nativity Scene Has
Been Shared With Passersby for the Past 18 Years
Once again a big "thanks" is in order to all the folks who par-
ticipated in the Port St. Joe First United Methodist Church's live,
This annual-for 18 continuous years-event has become one
of the highlights of the Christmas season. It obviously takes a lot,
of time and effort to build the stable and manger setting.
The animals add a touch of realism to the live nativity scene,
and also provide a world of entertainment for all the youngsters
(those of few and many years) who take great joy in feeding them.
Then, there are those who stand in place for hours each night
of .the week to reenact the scene following the birth of Jesus
Christ. However, I must say that over the years the credentials of
several of the characters that have played wise men might should,
have been checked out a little closer. ,
Some of my fondest Christmas memories as a parent are of
taking my children to the manger scene and watching them enjoy
feeding the animals and viewing the reenactment. It was wonder-
ful to share this with my children, but now that I'm a grandpar-
ent, the thrill is even more, heartwarming.
All this is made possible because of a, few special folks who
give up many hours of their days during a season of the year whenI
we sometimes tend to get a little selfish with our time. With the
hustle and bustle of Christmas activities going on all around us.
it's oftentimes difficult to find a few extra minutes for family and
friends-let alone to get involved in extra curricular activities.
SI'm certain that each and every person involved in the scenery
made time to take care of their friends and families at Christmas.
Though, it must have been somewhat difficult to juggle everything
they wanted to do in between those cold evenings spent at the
church's nativity scene.
Of all the gifts each person may have given, none could have
been any better, more special, said more, or lasted longer than the
gift given to the community through this annual event.
The precedng editorial ;s wr.nen weekly by Wesley R Ramsey Ediror Enmeritus
This week's column was wrfer e by Willie Ramsey
T Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert
W. W. Didn't Take No Lip
Listen, the absolute last thing
on my mind was another list of
"happenings" from the just con-
cluded millennium. I'm gonna',
throw up myself if I see one more
But then a couple of folks went
out of their way to ask if I'd jot
down a" few 'of my special',,
,"moments" of the past century. '
I aim to please .
So here they are-in no par- '
I was standing by the flagpole"
with my fourth grade class when
Theodore Dunwoody fell out o'f.
.the second story window of the"
elementary school. 'It was spec-4'
tacular! His arms were waving so
fast I couldn't tell If he was'.
attempting to fly or just trying to
regain his balance. Ted was a tad
on the chubby side and I swear
the ground shook where I was
standing when his flight thudded
to a halt.
I asked him later what in the
world would make him do such a
things He grinned through the
side of his mouth that wasn't
swollen up so much and said. "I
leaned out too far."
I witnessed one other "leap"
in the past millennium that was
noteworthy. That was Leon doing
a swan dive off ,the, high bridge
that spanned the Tennessee River
"I down at Paris Landing. The dif-
ference in the two flights was
Leon's was on purpose He had'
seen one too- many Tarzan picture,
Leon's jump "covered a lot
more "air," but I have to give
Ted's fall the edge because of the
way he was a'flappzng his wings
and kicking on j-the way down.;,
SAnd, of course, Leon landed in '
nL And I didn't have to ask "why" '
on Leon's leap. That was"kinda
hormal for him., .
\' Larry Blackburn's glas4 eye. I
* suspect, would certainly be high
up on anyone's "'all millennium
:list" that was privileged enough
to see it. For twenty-five cents
he'd take it out and let yop look'
close up. We'd take turns- trying
to see back to his brain. For
another quarter he'd let you hold
itl I'm telling you. it was the slick-,
In the backyard football
-games we'd all tackle him high,
and hard in hopes of knockingg
his eye out."
Mary E. Pendleton as the
junior class float was pretty
memorable. Mary was a little big
for her age and we couldn't find a
wagon. So we dyed her hair red
and grey, tied a few streamers
around her neck. waist and arms,
had her leading Nicky Joe's.
horse, Prince, and ran her in
there between the seventh grade.
marching batonist and there
Betty Crocker station wagon.
Prince was representing the
Huntingdon High Mustangs, who
(if nobody got run over and killed
during the- parade) we were play-
ing in the big game that night. As
the front of the procession,
reached ,the town sqruarq- and ,the
judges .stand, -Police Chief Aaron.,
Pinson hit, the, customary burst
on the car siren. : -
Evidently, Prince wasn't
updated on homecomiirig parade
sights. sounds, and decorum. He
immediately broke' and 'ran
toward the City'Cale with MdryE :
bouncing .along behind! Peoplei
started shouting. waving' their
arms, arid' generally going crazy.
.The horse turned toward Bailey
Moore Wrinkles' Hardware, cir-
cled around the World War I can-
non and made a bee line for the
We had jumped off the foot-
ball team wagon and were giving,
I thought for sure Man' E.
would let go when Prince ran
through the fish pond in the mid-
dle of the square or when he
stampeded through the band qr,
when he plowed through the.:
"Tame The Mustangs" bannerss,
that lined the sidewalk!. ,,
Nicky Joe caught Prince right
in front: of the judges stand. ;
Mary E. Was bruised from'
head to foot. She was bleeding
from near 'bout every spot on her
body. She was soaking wet. Anji
she was down' to about two
streamers. But she jumped up,
grabbed that horse by -the neck
and body slammed him right ih'
the middle of Main Street '
The "Mustangs" had lost the
parade for, sure! i -
The Junior Class float- came.
in second. It was a clear-cut case,
of highway robbery! The on6y,
thing we could figure .was they
musta penalized Mary E. for
being out of line. .
I was sitting in science class
when the fight between,. Mr.
Crighton riand Wallace Wade
Cu n ninghain broke out rightilrft
front of ou'-r window. Wallace
Wade.hadbeen: going out. kinda
on the sly with Penelope Crighton
for weeks..I don't think Mr. and
Mrs. Crighton were too enamored
with any of those Cunningham
boys. ., .
I'd,. heard: rumors of threats
and innuendoes and ultimatums:
But let me- tell:you, I knew'
Wallace Wade pretty well and he'r:.
a hard ole boy to change. -
Mr. Crighton walked up td
him in the parking 1ot, said about
two words that; :we couldn't hear
and W. W. whacked him right in
the face. They stood., toe-to-toe
and ,dukd4 it out! It was amazing!,
i'd never seen a high.scohoolboy
and a grpwI.nan fight like that,,
If that won't make your all
millennium team, nothing will! '
And I can't leave out Bobby
Brewer throwing the cherry
bombs under thdse' elephants at
the circus. You talk about sonir
high stepping ..
Bubba riding that big Harley
through Abernathy's store front
window was a good one. .
And Betsy Dinwiddie backing
off the stage .;. and into the first
. row was a real show stopper! ,
And; oh man, -ho c6uld for-
get the cow in the libraryl ,:
Or. the bed sheet parachute. ,
O't the' R.O.T.C. Inspection
You liow, you get to thinking
back, it was an awful fun millenr
nium ... .
The Y2K Bug Just Can't Keep the Bionic Man Down
01' Wesley Imy Daddy) has T he outlined his plan of attack. resistance. Daddy has spent Mama, brothers anc
to have a little work done to his l5 Weslcy RaLmsey.s .I'm just going to have the nearly the entire holiday period and sisters-in-law,.anc
main operating system before .T I l I thing replaced." he added. to ing to get some relief from ers-in-law brought.enoi
he's going to be considered Y2K S On January the 18th Arthur's onslaught. for a small army as we
co patible.A.. k : .- er a -.. Ir t iafMother anrl 7Da
I can't remember the last
time-and in fact he has never
failed to be capitulating well
enough to pen this column, or
plan ahead to have one in place.
He has struggled for the, past
several years with flare-ups of
arthritis in the knee of his good
Those flare-ups ,have' steadi- '.
ly increased .i intensityy oyer
the years [ithoughi .you' would
never know it since he doesn't
complain] into a full blown "5-
Those of you that know him
are aware that he has dealt with
a bum leg nearly all, of his life.
He has had two hip replace-
ments in the joint of a bad leg,
along with various other health
problems to deal with over the
This Week's Edition Written by
But, he has hung in there
like a trooper and has managed
to somehow get his. column's
completed year-in and year-out
for nearly 50. years.
N,OT A PLANNED EVENT
Fifty years is a long, long
time Longer than I've been liv-
ing (by a couple of years).
Daddy was able to do this
because he always planned
ahead for various medical pro-
cedures or the occasional .day
S I can only remember twice
in my lifetime that he was' rinot at
the paper on Wednesday (pro-
duction day) for a reason other
. than being in the hospital.
' Once was when Mother and
he 'went on a 10 day missionary
trip to Brazil, and the other was
the only time ;I .can remember
him. taking 'a vacation that.
stretched 'over more than a
three day period.
That was before Arthur came
into his life-Arthritis, that is.
"The :doctor said I .wore all
the 'cartilage out in the knee on
my good leg by taking -all the
strain and stress off-my bad leg
all these years," Daddy said, as
Daddy has a date with Doctor
Samuel Combs to put in 'a
brand new knee.
"That's going to be wonder-
full No more pain! Mobile against
I'll feel like a new man!" he pro-
ARTHUR DOESN'T LIKE' ,
Somewhere along the line,
Arthur has figured out. some-
thing is not quite right. .Maybe it
was the poking and prodding or
the twisting and bending.
Maybe the x-rays could.' have
tipped him off with all those lit-
tle 'bitty ,radioactive ions (or
whatever) shooting.,throfugl his
leg. : ,.
Arthur has refused, tod allow
himself to just simply be
extracted. Least wise riot with-
out putting up some major
.'irtiur is in total Ucontrol oI
the situation right now. Every,
effort to ease his grip has
resulted in creating other prob-
lems to the remaining function-
al parts of Wesley's operating
The answer--Let Arthur
enjoy -his -day .in the sunill! "Let
him savor his remainingg fun
days of control Iin just a 'few
more'days, he's gbing to be gbne
and Daddy's little Y2K buig will
hopefully be put to rest forever
HASN'T HURT HIS APPETITE
One .thing's for .certain
though, Arthur can do .what he
wants, but- he's, having a hard
time.: interfering with .,Pop's
appetite. You would not believe
the spread we had Christmas
rl v's for
our annual .Christmas feast.
Aunt Rachel and Uncle Bubba
have been regular attenders at
this annual supper since I can
remertiber being in diapers.
1 think I've figured qut wly
they've traveled all the way from
Perry, Georgia all those years .
i. it's the food! 'i
Most of us' Ramseys are veir
sensitive toward the feelings bf
others-especially our relatives.
So as not to hurt anyone's feel-
ings, It is necessary at these
family gatherings to taste. some
of everyone's special dish for the
Po6p has traditionally set n
example for the rest of us to fol-
low and this Christmas was no
exception. In spite of his pa~ii,
he came through once again..
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Combining forces with the
largest real estate franchise in the
world, Cape San Blas Realty, Inc.
has merged with Century 21
Thompson-Rish Realty to form the
largest real estate company in the
Gulf County area.
The merged companies have
formed Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty, Inc. The companies' com-
bined sales have been estimated
to be around $14 million for 1999.
"Being associated with a fran-
chise will certainly bring new
opportunities for us," owner of the
former Cape San Bias Realty, Inc.,
Ronald Pickett, states.
The merger was made official
as of January 1. and plans are
urider way to expand Gulf Coast
Realty's coverage area to three
offices-in Mexico Beach, Sim-
mons Bayou, and Cape San Blas.
"I feel like the move puts us in
a good position to deal with the,
real estate needs of our customers
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2000
Thompson-Rish Merges with Cape San Bias Realty
Company in Gulf County Area
mental event for not only the
businesses involved, but-the fam-
ilies of Rish and Pickett as well.
Ronald B. Pickett has-almost
20 years experience working with
Cape San Bias Realty. His father
Britt Pickett, established the
lucrative business and in 1997
the company was bought by
Ronald. The Picketts were some of
_the first developers on the Cape.
William J. Rish, Jr. is a third
generation realtor with 10 years of
experience. His family has been in
the real estate business since the
AZ; early. 1960s.
,:.. "We hope to use local knowl-
lft edge to stay on the cutting edge."
S} I i~ : states 'Rish. -
over the next several years," says
William "Jay" Rish, Jr., owner of
the former Thompson-Rish Real-
As a result of this merger, the
two companies' rental units will
be combined to amount to almost
200 units, but the name of Cape
San Bias Vacation Rentals, Inc.
will be retained and operated sep-
arately from the new Gulf Coast
Vacation Rentals, Inc.
The team of Pickett and Rish
could not be more ideal, according
"By merging, we combine our
expertise into one office-we
(Cape San Bias Realty) specialize
in rentals while Jay specializes in
sales," he says.
"This will allow us to serve
our customers better and more
efficiently producing greater
results for them," agrees Rish.
The change will be a monu-
Ronald Pickett William "Jay" Rish, Jr.
NOW See The Star On Line at
Dipatch (From Page 1)
calis that are received by the. city
over the 911 system, are for gener-
al information and are nhot an
McNair pointed out that the
911 system was not for that pur-
pose. In fact, he rioted, it is
against the law to call 911 for
non-emergency use and abusers
can be fined.
Apply For Up To
$20 Million In Grants
Mayor Frank Pate told the
board that an application for up
to .$20 million in grant funds was
made during the holiday week.
'Pate' said State Represen-
tative Bev Kilmer had contacted
City Hall personnel making them
aware of the grant funds' avail-
ability, but the. application had to
be in Tallahassee within just over
a 24 hour period.. He said the
city's engineers (Preble-Rish, Inc.
Consulting Engineers) and City
Clerk Pauline Pendarvis put the
application together in short
The grant request includes: (
a study of the city's wastewater
treatment plant needs. and how
best to fulfill those needs in the
event, the paper mill, does not
b p'efi',@ cost.to modify the exist-
ing wastewater treatment plant,
construct a side stream advanced
S wastewater treatment plant, or
other option that the study might
reveal; and -@ provides funds to
repair and refurbish the existing
ewer lines and lift station system
within the city.
Commissioners do not expect
it will cost S20 million to do the
work. The application was made
based upon a worst case scenario,
with the full understanding they
would only receive funding for the
actual work done.
Mayor Pate capped off the
meeting by making his predic-
tions for the city over the upcom-
ing year "2000." He told the board
he expects from one to five great
announcements for Port St. Joe
during the fiscal year.
; Pate said he felt% the "good
news" over the next year would
rival the news of the opening of
the mill back in 1938. He said one
of the reasons he felt so positive
was because all the players were
on the same page and working
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Diane Scholz said that three
prospective businesses were cur-
rently on the brink of making that
In Other Business
*Approved an Artificial
Reef/Fishing Tourney Committee
with several contingencies in
ePublic Works Supeririten-"
dent Terry McDaniel reported that
the Department of Transportation
refused to consider placing a traf-
fic light at the intersection of Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard and
Garrison Avenue, -and that the
would be in town next week to
look at.needed repairs and main-
tenance on the section of road.
Health Related Courses
Being Offered At GCCC
Gulf Coast, Community
College- will offer the following
courses to update health profes-
sionals during January and
February. Register for these
courses in advance at the Lifelong.
Learning Center on the second
floor of the Student Union East.
Fees listed are for Florida resi-
Registration is held Monday
through Thursday from 8:00 a.m.'
to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:00
a.m. until. 3:30 p.m. If auxiliary
aids and services are needed, or
for more information, call 872-
S dresses how to learn and par-
ticipate in the techniques used to
obtain blood samples from
patients in a hospital or outpa-
tient setting. Class will discuss'
collection safety, appropriate
tubes and containers for lab tests,
and OSHA standards for collec-
tion and disposal. The course will
review venipuncture and capillary
collection using artificial arms.
FHP License and
r The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from January 14th
through 20th on SR-69 near CR-
274, CR-22 near CR-22-A, and
R-71 near Chipola Street.
Recognizing the danger pre-
'sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being 'operated with, defects
sich as bad brakes,- worn tires
land 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 Ito be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
arid driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
The class will be held". on
Thursday, January 20, from 5:30
until 9:30 p.m. The'cost is $15
and approved for CL. EMS, MA,
NU, RAD (Technical), and RC.
Class is limited to health care
"Tuberculosis Update" will
teach how to Identify the seven
groups of Individuals who are at
high risk for developing TB and
how to differentiate between TB
infection and TB disease. The
course 'will describe TB symp-
toms, modes of transmission, risk
factors, screening diagnosis,
treatment, and three key infection
Class will be held Monday,
January 24, from 6:00 until 8:30
p.m. The cost is $6 'and is
approved for CAP, CL, DA, DH,
EMS, MA, NU, PS, RAD, and RC.
"Domestic Violence" train-
ing will define battery, abuse,,
neglect, and exploitation.
Information about community
resources and the agenda to fol-
low when reporting domestic vio-
lence will be .outlined. This ses-
sion on prevention, recognition,
reporting, ,and intervention meets
the Florida state requirement out-
lined by Florida Statute 455.222.
The class will meet on
Tuesday, January 25, from 7:00
until 9:00 p.m. The cost is $6 and
is approved for all health profes-
sional, excluding CL and PT.
"Aids Update" addresses pre-
vention with an emphasis on the
epidemiology of HIV infection, the
appropriate infection control pre-
cautions and the legal implica-
tions. Information will be dis-
cussed about new medications
and Florida law, including confi-
dentiality and treatment. The
course .meets AIDS update
requirements for Florida licensed
health professionals. Pediatric
AIDS also meets the AIDS update
requirement and is offered in
The class will meet February
(See COURSES on Page 8A)
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2000
Julia Six Receives
An AA From GCCC
During the fall semester of
1999, Julia Six, daughter of
Hubert and Ann Six of Port St.
Joe, received her AA degree from
Gulf Coast Community College in
Panama City, graduating Magna
While spending one and one-
half years at GCCC, Julia sang
with three groups-the Singing
Commodores, the School Jazz
Orchestra, and a local jazz band.
She also was a member of the Phi
Theta Kappa. an honorary organi-
zation which focuses on
community service and volunteer
-Julia plans to continue her
education at the University of
West Florida in Pensacola.
Makes Dean's List
Elizabeth Deann Redmond a
1996 graduate of Port St. Joe
High School, was named to the
Dean's List at Brenau University
for the fall 1999 semester.
Dean's List students must
earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher while
carrying at least 15 hours of
Brenau University, founded in,
1878 in downtown Gainesville,
Georgia, is a private comprehen-
sive university that includes the
academy, women's college, and
evening and weekend college.
These three divisions, distinct yet
complementary, offer diverse edu-
cational opportunities founded in
the liberal' art-s which lead tb'intel-
lectual and professional develop-
menf"'foster personal 'growth,
encourage community responsi-
bility and global understanding.
We, the family of Fannie S.
Quarles, would like to thank our
many friends and neighbors for
their love expressed by v'.its.
gifts, food, cards, flowers, and for
your prayers during her illness
and 'after her death.
We offer a special thanks to
the ladies of First Baptist Church,
and Faith Bible Church; and to
their' pastors. Allen Welborn and
Bill Taylor. Apprecia-tion is also,
extended to the staffs of
SunBridge Nursing Home, Gulf
Pines Hospital, Dr. Vince Ivers,
and Dr. Wayne for their loving,
We are most grateful and we
thank our Lord for all of you and
for your kind expre-.sions of syni-
pathy and support.
The Quarles Family
New Year's Tree Planting Time
Peach, Pear, Plum, Apple, Jap Persimmon,
.Fig, Grape, Blueberry, Pecan, Chinquapin,
S Pomegranate, etc. ,
C61d Tolerant Citrus
Satsuma, Kumquat, Orange, Lemon,
2 Year Old Plants In Bloom Going Fast!
Other Flowering Shrubs
and Salt Tolerant Plants
iJl t.1~ Sl
"Pink Lady" Onnie Herring and Gulf Pines Hospital's Tessa
Goff discuss the variety of items for sale.
Precious in Pink
Once again the "Pink Ladies," better known as the Gulf Pines
Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, have come through with a purchase for the
The group recently purchased a brand new stove for the facility's
dietary department, and just last week presented them with a food warm-
ing cart. The state of the art warmer cost in excess of $500. It will
improve food quality for patients, keeping meals hot for a longer period
Please support the "Pink Ladies" by shopping at their booth located
in the hospital's lobby area. All proceeds benefit the community.
The John C. Gainous V.F.W.
Post #10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
would like to wish everyone a very
happy new year in the new mille-
The first meeting for the men
and ladies of V.F.W. Post #10069
will be held on Tuesday, January
11, at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at the post
home in Highland View. Refresh-
ments will be served by Teresa
Lowry and Angel Murnan.
A highway clean-up is sched-
uled for January 13. Help is great-
, ly needed. All participants need to
be at the post home by 9:00 a.m.
Contact POC Ginny Seefeldt
for more information at 648-5303.
Plan Free Vision
Screening on 12th
Newberry Eye Clinic will con-,
duct free vision screening on
Wednesday, January 12th, from
9:00 a.m. until noon at Cypress
Medical Clinic, The clinic is locat-
ed at 118 Highway 71 North in
Refreshments will be served.
For further information, call
Susan McHugh at (850) 227-
1121, extension 109.
GC Retired Educators
The Gulf County Retired Edu-
cators will meet January 10th at
10:00 a.m. (ET) at the Geri-Care
Assisted Living Center for a tour
At 11:00 a.m., the group will
adjourn to Linda's Restaurant'in
Port St. Joe for lunch and a busi-
ness meeting. This is a change
from the previously announced
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Jessica Noelle Ford f^ (asa m
Jessica Noelle Ford greeted
everyone with a wave wishing all a M q S
happy New Year as she celebrated *.,
her first birthday."
Jessica is the daughter of
Tommy and Cathi Ford of St.
Augustine. Her grandparents are
Tom and Pat Ellinor of Osprey
Point in Panama City and Tom
and Dawne Ford of Port St. Joe.
Special Thanks WEDDINGS
Thank you so much for all the FAMILY PARTI ES *-
love, prayers, food, and cards that ANNIVERSARIES
were sent to me during my hospi-
tal stay. I am at home now and (?e &aepw ,Zfe et. 227-9400
doing great. .404 ,A e. Pt. St. fAe
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Furniture Collectibles Art Lamps
Clocks Jewelry Gemstones Gold and Silver
And Much, Much More!
LOW COST AND EFFICIENT FLOTATION FOR
DOCKS AND HOUSEBOATS
Bob & Frances Young
Hwy 20 West, Mowrey Ind. Park
S "Phon (850) 674 8645
For many years, the Albert L. Ward Health Center has housed the Gulf County Health
Department personnel in the Port St. Joe area. The facility is located at the corner of Fourth
Street and Long Avenue. In the future, the department will be relocated to a newly constructed
facility off Garrison Avenue in the Ward Ridge area.
Numerous Programs Offered
to Gulf' C
Knowing what health pro-
grams are available to you at the
Health Clinic and selecting the:
right program for your family can
be confusing. We hope the follow-
ing list and explanations will help
you decide what will work best for
you and your loved ones.
Remember, you don't have to be
indigent to use the health clin-
ic; all residents are eligible.
L.Boys to Men
*What is it? Designed to help
teenage males avoid becoming
teenage fathers and to help teen
males make responsible sexual
decisions. Focus is on "male
responsibility, human sexuality,
health, safety, and academic
achievement." ,Emphasis is on the
whole person, helping with acade-
mic problems (including home-
work), as well -as "issues of re-
sponsibility in manhood in. mat-
ters of human sexuality, self-
management, personal relation-
ships, civil leadership, and safety
*Location-PSJ & Wewa. Health
Department groups meet two
times weekly, three hours each
time on Mon. & Wed. or Tues. &
Thur. from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A summer program is provided.
*Who is eligible? Young men
are referred through the guidance
office from both the middle and
*How to apply/phone num-
ber/contact person. Contact the
middle school ;or high school
guidance office. Tell them you
would like information on how to
enroll in this program.
PSJ Middle School. 227-3211
PSJ High School... 229-8813
Wews. High School. 639-2228
*What is it? Offers a variety;
of dental services, including rou-
tine exams, x-rays, crowns, ex-,
tractions, fillings, & dentures.i
Staffed by a dentist, a hygienist, a
full-time dental assistant, a part-
time dental assistant, & an inter-
,Clinic, 232 East Lake Avenue,
DELIVERED INSTALLED ? GUARANTEED
Service from Alligator Point to Mexico Beach
Landscape.Design & Implementation
Irrigation System Installation/Repair
Custom Wood Fences, Decks & Patios
Lawn and Landscape Maintenance
Island flome Landscaping & Palms, Inc.
1009 W. Bayshore Dr., St. George Island, R. 32328
AND PAS, INC.
Wewahitchka FL 32465.
eFees? Services are available
for Medicaid children up to the
age of 21, insurance, sliding fee
scale, and full pay patients.
*Who is eligible? Any Gulf
County resident can apply.
*How to apply/phone num-
ber/contact person. Call the
Wewa. Dental Clinic at 639-4414
and tell them what services you
are interested in.
Diabetic Teaching Program
*What is it? The Diet Clinic,
See Health on Page 5
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our employees are visiting their families.
'We wil reopen for your shopping.convenience on
Tuesday, January 11th at 10:00 a.m.
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Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054
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HEARING AID CENTER
61 8 W. 23rd Street
Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids
Monthly Service Center
Motel St. Joe (PSJ)
1st Thursday of each month
Health from page 4
or Dr. Sutton's Skinny Clinic, is a
.program designed by- Dr. Carol
Sutton, Board Certified Family
Practitioner, to help individuals
"get to a weight where (they) feel
*comfortable." The program is
based on a high protein, low car-
bohydrate diet plus exercise and
is closely monitored with the help
of lab tests. Chronic Care and the
Diabetic Teaching Program are
also available for individuals who
require these programs.
502 Fourth Street, PSJ
232 past Lake Ave, Wewa
*Fees? Initial visit is $33.00.
Initial lab work (important for
j establishing your medical condi-
S'tion) is $74.50 and follow-up lab
work is $24.75.
*Who is eligible? The Diet
'Clinic is open to all individuals,
whether in-county or out of coun-
*How to apply/phone num-
ber/contact person. Appoint-
ments can be scheduled with.Dr.
t i Sutton as follows:
227-1276, PSJ, Tuesdays &
Friday, except for the 3rd
Tuesday of the month.
639-2644, Wewa, 3rd Tues-
day of each month.
*What is it? Environmental
'Health includes a variety of ser-
.vices offered to county residents
-'for the purpose of maintaining a
-:health%, environment. The'follow-
ing is a list of services available:
On-site sewage treatment &
disposal system (OSTDS) site
evaluations, permitting, & inspec-
Subc~ivision analysis for de-
velopers whose lots utilize
Bacteriological sampling of
Bacteriological sampling, per-
emitting & inspection ,of limited
use public water systems:
Safety & sanitation inspec-
tions of mobile home/RV parks,
swimming pools, food service
facilities, group care facilities &
Inspection & regulation of
petroleum storage tanks in Gulf,
Franklin, Liberty &, Calhoun
Rabies program-monitor re-'
ported animal bites for compli-
Sance with quarantine require-,
i ments; document end-of quaran-. ,
",tine, and notify victim._Ship spec-
imens to lab for rabies testing;
gate complaint, determine validi-
ty, ensure abatement & notify
*Location--PSJ, 502 Fourth
*Fees? Varies with program
*Who is eligible? Gulf
County residents and companies
operating in Gulf County are eligi-
ble for these services.
*How to apply/phone num-
ber/contact person. Contact
*Doug Kent. Health Administrator,
5.EPSDT (Early Periodic
; Screening, Diagnosis, & Treat-
*What is .it? Medical care
provided to Medicaid clients up to'
'age 21. Annual adult screening
are also provided.
*Fees? None. Paid for by
Medicaid for recipients of
*Who is eligible? Medicaid
recipients. Authorization must be
obtained in order to treat a client
who is enrolled elsewhere.
*How to apply/phone num-
What is it? The Healthy
'Start Program includes referrals
for prenatal care, social services,
,.childbirth education, parenting
,classes,, breast feeding promotion,,
.*smoking cessation, family plan-
ning, counseling & case manage-
*Location-PSJ at 502
'Fourth St., & Wewa. at 232 East
*Who is eligible? Anyone
Referred by a physician or you can
S contact the health department if
-you have a question regarding eli-
b HOw to apply/phone num-
ber/contact person. Call Jill,
SJones at 227-1276 Ext. 126
*What is it? The goal of this
; p program is to assure that "all Gulf
C County residents are up to date
(pri their childhood immruniza-
. ( *Location-PSJ or Wewa.
*Fees? No fee for childhood
to teen immunizations (birth to
age 19). Please note that immu-
nizations for teens are available
for, free. FLi, hepatitis, & MMR
vaccination' for college students
and adults are provided for a fee.
Please call for rates.
*Who is eligible? All Gulf
eHow to apply/phone num-
ber/contact person. Call Cheryl
Quinn 227-1276 Ext. 0; Brenda
Chancey 227-1276 Ext 32;
Tammy Wood 227-1276 Ext 104;
or Joyce Clayton 227-1276 Ext.
8.Kid Care Program
*What is it? Established in
Florida in 1998, the Florida Kid
Care Program ensures that health
care is available for children 5-18
years of age whopc families are
ineligible for Medicaid, who cur-
rently do not have insurance cov-
erage, and whose family income
falls below 200% of the federal
*Location-PSJ Health Clinic
at 502 Fourth St, or Wewa. Clinic
at 232 East Lake Avenue.
*Fees? $15 per month covers
every child in household. Includes
hospitalization for each child.
.*Who is eligible? Those chil-
dren on free or reduced lunches
are automatically eligible. There
are currently 260 slots available
in. Gulf County.
*How to apply/phone num-
ber/contact person. If you have
any questions concerning enroll-
ment eligibility, you may call 1-
888-FLA-KIDS or Dianne Semmes
227-1276 Ext. 131.
*What is it?
General Services: Health care for
diabetic, individuals with thyroid
problems, hypertension, .colds,
flu, TB, AIDS (includes HIV test-
ing and treatment), insulin, sei-
zure control and more. Free med-
ication may be available to
patients who qualify, based on
sliding income scale.
Men's Health: Family Planning,
sterilization, prostate screening,
& STD (se.cuallv transmitted dis-
ease), Clinic (full treatment avail-.
able), HIV testing & treatment.
Teens' Health: Teen Tobacco
Cessation Program, HIV testing &
treatment, STD (sexually trans-
mitted disease) Clinic (full treat-
ment available), & Family Plan-
ning. Any teen can, go to the
Health Department without pa-,
rental consent. Teens may call &
ask to speak to a nurse. All infor-
mation is completely confidential.
Women's Health: Family
Planning, sterilization (including
tubal ligation), birth control, STD
(sexually .transmitted disease)
Clinic (full treatment available),
-HIV testing & treatment, paps,
breast & cervical exams.
*Location-PSJ or- Wewa.
*Fees? $13 & up
*Who is eligible? Any Gulf
County resident, regardless of
*How to apply/phone num-
ber/contact person. Call Cheryl
Quinn 227-1276 Ext. 0; Brenda
Chance 227-1276 Exi 32;
Tammy Wood 227-1276 Ext 104;
or Joyce Clayton 227-1276 Ext.
10.S6hool Health Program
*What is it? A school based
clinic for minor health problems
and for dispensing prescribed
medications. Through this pro-
gram, registered nurses also pro-
vide health education classes.
*Location-PSJ or Wewa.
Clinic. Each school has a health
*Who is eligible? All children
ages pre-K through grade 12 who
attend school in Gulf County.
*How to apply/phone num-
ber/contact person Contact
health rooms with questions
about this program. Ann Baxter,
RN, Coordinator 227-1276 Ext
123; Gall Blackmon, RN 227-
1276 Ext 132; Regina
Washabaugh, RN 227-1276 Ext
132; Hubert Six, School Social
Worker 227-1276 Ext. 132; Dinah
Stewart, Aide, PSJ, Elem. 227-
3455; Monica Tarahtino, Aide,
PSJ Middle 227-7235; Sharon
Watson, Aide, PSJ High 227-
7166; Brandy Martin, Aide, Wewa
Elem. 639-2993; Janice
Forehand, Aide, Wewa High 639-
11 .Vital Statistics
*What is it? Assistance in
obtaining birth and death
records, as well as data from the
State Office of Vital Statistics. In
most cases, you can complete an
application for a birth record &
have a computerized certified
copy printed while in the office. If
the information is not available,
our staff will assist you by provid-
ing information or contacting the
proper agencies for further assis-
*Location-PSJ or Wewa.
*Fees? Birth Certificate: $10
for local & $12 for out-of-county;
Death Certificate: $5 and can
*Who is eligible? Any Gulf
sHow to apply/phone num-
Health Clinic Programs at a Glance
1. Boys to Men
2. Dental Clinic
3. Diet Clinic
Diabetic Teaching Program
4. Environmental Health
6. Healthy Start
7. Immunization Program
8. Kid Care Program
9. Primary Care
diabetes, thyroid problems, hypertension, colds, flu
Family Planning, sterilization, prostate, screening,
Teen Tobacco Cessation Program, Family Planning,
birth control, STD Clinic
Family Planning, birth control, STD Clinic, steriliza
tion, paps, breast & cervical exams
10. School Health Program .
11. Vital Statistics
12. WIC Program
Port St. Joe (PSJ) Health Clinic hours: 8:00-5:00 Mon.-Fri. 227-1276
Wewahitchka (Wewa) Health Clinic hours: 8:00-5:00 Mon.-Fri. 639-
2644 (Wewa clinic'closed i2:30-1:00 for lunch.)
ber/contact person. Call Joyce
Clayton 227-1276 Ext. 117.
*What is it? (Women, Infants,
& Children) provides breast feed-
ing support, nutritional counsel-
ing, food supplements-, growth &
development monitoring, & refer-
rals for health care for infants,
women. Four new lactation con-
sultants have joined the staff at
*Location-PSJ or, Wewa.
*Who is eligible? G.C. resi-
dents who fall within income
guidelines & nutritional needs;
pregnant females; post partumt
women: breast feeding moms: and.
infant & children up to age five.
*How to apply/phone num-: -
ber/contact person. Call PSJ
Clinic for appointments.
Gulf County Health Department
Staff: Doug Kent, Administrator;
Joy Creamer, Bus. Mgr.; Verna
Mathes, Nursing Dir.; Jane Van-
Heiden, WIC Coordinator; Dr.
Carol Sutton, Family Practitioner;
Cindy Judkins. ARNP (Advanced
Registered Nurse Practitioner)
specializing in OBGyn; and
Evelyn Young, TB Nurse.
Sliding Fee Scale for G.C.
Monthly Income Ranges
Cynthia,S. Murphy (Mock) of
Beacon Hill, recently received a
Bachelor of Arts degree in crimi-
nology from Mount Aloysious
College in Cresson, Pennsylvania.-
She was a member of Phi-
,Theta Kappa National Honor
Society arid a recipient of the
Sister; Mar' Rivers DeLourdes
Her plans for the future are to
return for a master's degree.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2000 PAGE 5A
AARP Installs New Officers for
Year 2000; Enjoys Annual Party
The annual meeting of AARP
Chapter 3425 was held in Port St.
Joe on December 8th with 39
members present. President Ed
Knight was not able to attend this
meeting, therefore vice-president
Hardy Stohler opened the meet-
By Tom Brocato
Some of you might have
noticed that the owls have become
more active during the day.
Perhaps it was the cooler temper-
atures that made the entire food
chain more frisky. Lack of fresh
water certainly had a hand in
changing feeding habits.'
A young barred owl graced the
scenic route C-30 in the far
southeastern reaches 'of Gulf
County. More plump than tall, it
chose the tops of taller bushes
along the road to glimpse a meal
crossing to the other side.'
Moving westerly, a barn owl
with its pale face, regularly left its
safe, dark hole near the substa-
tion to hunt along the road in the
morning hours. These seemingly
fearless birds of prey, greeted
folks on their way to Apalachicola
"Ole Salty", another barred
owl, much larger than the first,
was reported by a new resident
when it swooped down next to "her
and grabbed a snake in its beak.
It flew off,in the same direction
that it came, with the snake, look-
ing like it had a long black tail.
You might have heard it
before. It used to call, "Who cooks
for you, Who cooks for you all?"
from the bayside. Our great
horned owl on the neck of the
Cape used to stutter, "Who,
Who-who. who are youuu?" in
the evening light along the field of
'All of these birds were found
dead on the side of the road in the
past weeks. Normally easily
flushed and non-tolerant of close
approach, they modified their
habits in a time of natural disas-
.ter, hardly felt by the human
Please take care when, you
see the owls along the roadside.
They are drawn to an easy meal,'
unknowing of the potential
tragedy. Thank you.
After delivery of the treasur-
er's report and the reading of
\November minutes by secretary
Cleo Bess, the installation of the
officers for the year 2000 took
Jerry Conger of Panama City
conducted the installation. The
new officers are Vesta Conley,
president; Betty Vickers, first
vice-president; Evelyn Stohler,
second vice-president; Cleo Bess,
secretary; and Marie Evans, trea-
After the installation, the new
president took over the meeting. A
hot lunch was then served with
preparation being made by chair-
persons. Betty Vicker, Sally
Gainous, Evelyn Stohler, and
Gwen Knight. Table arrangements
were set up by Rena Huie. Thanks
are extended to all who made the
Christmas meal enjoyable.
After lunch the president gave
a brief announcement for mem-
bers to be alert in handling their
receipts because of scams.
The program was on decorat-
ing the Advent Tree with orna-
ments; each member joined in on
The group sang Christmas
carols to the accompaniment of
organ' 'music by Gwen Knight.
Betty Vickers conducted the
musical. exchange of white ele-
phant gifts. Ev'eryone left with a
gift. The door prize was won by
The meeting concluded with
Fred Kleeb leading the group in
singing "God Bless America."
The January meeting will be
on the 12th at the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Center at 12:30
p.m., ET. Members are asked to
attend and bring a finger food
Year 2000 annual dues of $2
are, due now for the period of
January 1 through December 31.
If you have ,missed a few years,
don't let that stop you, j ust attend
with the year 2000 dues and a
dish of food.
SJ Bay Committee
Members of the St. Joseph
Bay Committee will conduct their
next meeting on Thursday,
January 13th. The meeting is
scheduled to' commence at 9:00
a.m. in the Port St. Joe Fire
Station, located on .-Williams
Avenue. Evenoneis invited and
encouraged to attend this impor-
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(DM)-Chili can be a year-round
recipe, especially when you utilize
the benefits of the microwave oven
to simmer the mixture while keeping
the kitchen cool. The recipe for
Texas-Style Hot Chili calls for two
meats and seasonings you can-adjust
for personal preference less for
mild and .more for "fire hot."
Whirlpool Corporation home econo-
mists suggest topping each bowlful
with shredded cheese and then a.
spoonful of sour cream.
TEXAS-STYLE HOT CHILI
(8 servings. Total cooking time:t
1 hour, 20 minutes)
8 ounces Italian sausage links
1V2 pounds beef chuck roast,
1 cup chopped onion
cup chopped green pepper
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 dried red chili pepper,
1-2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
3-5 teaspoons chili powder
V4 teaspoon dried oregano,
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IN A COOL KITCHEN
No Longer Serving
of Any Kind
L But still serving our fine
seafood and char-grilled steaks
with the same friendly service
Por A True Dining Experience Visit
Gulf Sands Restaurant.
8010 Vest Highway 98 St. Joe Beach 647 5013
Frida, Saurda & Snday
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Open Wed. & Thurs. & Thurs. 11:00 9:00
Fri., Sat., & Sun. 7 a.m. 9 p.m.
\ ^REGULAR MENU ALSO AVAILABLE K
A Easy Listening 70's Music with Sherry & Jimmy
Sunday Only from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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1 can (12 oz.) tomato paste
2 cups water
V2 teaspoon salt
1 can (16 oz.) pinto beans,
,Shredded American or
1. Slice sausage into large
microwave-safe bowl or casserole.
Cover and microwave at HIGH
(100%) for 5 minutes or until ihor-
oughly cooked, stirring 3. times,;
drain off fat. Stir in remaining ingre-
dients except for beans and cheese.
2. Cover and microwave at MNIEDI-
UMNI (50%) for 45 minutes Stir in
beans. Cover and microwave at
MEDIUM for 30 minutes longer.
Serve topped with shredded cheese
and, if desired, a spoonful of sour
Nutrition Information (per serv-
ing): 396 calories, 39g protein,
18g fat, 109mg cholesterol,
19g carbohydrates, 604mg sodium.
Whirlpool Micro-Fact: The use
of microw'a'e energy for cooking
was discovered in the early 1940's
when a researcher found a melted
candy bar in his pocket. He was
working on a military project with
high-frequency radio waves.
Subsequent work -to'confine this
formi.of :energy in-a netal--cavity-led-%
to.. the ..introduction- of home."
microwave ovens in the 1950's. Not
until the early 1970's did the
microwave oven become widely
available for home cooking.
Flowers will be accepted or
family requests those wishing to
make memorials to Hospice of
All services are under tbe
direction" of James & Lipford,
Funeral Home in Graceville.'
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Jim J. Hagans
Jim J. Hagans, Sr., 71, of
Esto, died Monday, January 3rd,
at ,the Campbellton-Graceville.
Hospital following an extended ill-
Mr. Hagans was born in
Holmes County on November 25,
1928. He was a retired Senior
Master Sergeant with the U. S. Air
Force In which he served In the-
Korean Conflict and Vietnam Era.
Mr. Hagans was of the Protestant
faith and a member of the
Bethlehem Masonic Lodge #276
He is survived by his wife,
Delores Hagans of Esto; two sons
and daughters-in-law, Jim J. and
Carolyn Hagans, Jr. and John J.
and Sherry Hagans all of Esto;
one daughter and son-in-law,
Donna and Jimmy Daniels of Port
St. Joe; two brothers, Dick
Hagans and Sack Hagans of
Wewahitchka; four sisters. Willie
Mclntyre of Wewahltchka,' Lillie
DeMont and. Pearl Sapp of
Panama City, Wynell Tate of
Sneads; 11 grandchildren. Rachel
Hagans of Defuniak Springs.
Stacey Hagans, Tracey Hagans,
Christopher Hagans,. Halie Clark,
John J. Hagans, Jr. and Jamle
Parrett, all of Esto. Dusty Daniels
of Tallahassee, Amber Daniels'
and James Daniels of Port St. Joe,
and Craig Hagans, of Dothan,
Funeral services will be held
at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday,
January 6. at Esto Baptist
Church with Brother Joe
Sabowdaski and Reverend Walter
SCollins officiating. Burial will fol-
low in the church cemetery with
full military honors.
The family received friends at
the funeral home on Wednesday,
January 5. from 6:00 until 8:00
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Fri -Saf.: 12-9 p.m., Closed Sunday, and Monday
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Ready to Cook or Ready to Eat.
Carry out or dine in.
Conveniently located in the
Mexico Beach Shopping Center 3104 Hwy. 98
Monday, Thursday 11-9
Friday, Saturday 11-10
THE STAR PORT ST. JOE 2000
Silver Sands Factory Stores
Ranked 18th in Nation for 1999
v In ceremonies conducted last Wednesday evening at the Masonic Hall on-Reid Avenue in Port
St. Joe, officers who will preside over Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111 activities during the year 2000
were inducted into their positions.
From left are new officers-Junior Deacon James Stanley, Senior Steward John Hill, Senior,
Deacon Butch Arendt, Worshipful Master Larry McArdle, Chaplain Clinton Peterson, Secretary Bill
J~ordon, Treasurer Bill Watson, Junior Warden Jiminy Guilford, and Junior Steward Don Whitaker.
As 1999 comes to a close and
2000 begins, Silver Sands
Factory Stores celebrates two
milestones. The center was
ranked 18 in the nation for the
first time by the Outlet Retail
Merchants Association (ORMA),
and broke, for the first time, the
four-million mark in annual cus-
tomers. ,' .
"The ORMA ranking is a huge,
national honor for Silver Sands
Factory Stores, especially with the
rise in competition of outlet and
factory stores,", says Myra
Williams, Silver Sands Factory
Stores marketing director.
The rankings are taken from
ORMA's collective reports from
members and released in the
November' issue of Value Retail
News. ORMA stated that retailers
often use the annual rankings as
a tool in site selection and as a
benchmark for judging how their
stores are doing in a center com-
pared to other tenants.
In 1995 and 1996, Silver
Sands Factory Stores was ranked
among the top 30 centers, but
this is the first year in the top 20.
F6r 1999,. center officials
expected to draw over .3.8 million
shoppers, but by November Silver
Sands Factory Stores reached the
four-million mark, exceeding
expectations by over 200,000
'This year we expanded the
center to ,over 450,000 square
feet, welcoming prestigious brand
names like Black & Decker, Nike,
Fossil, Mikasa, and many more,"
says Williams. "With the opening
of Phase Five in July, we have 119
stores at the center and expect,
more exciting names in 2000."
Over the last four years, the
center has accounted for. $25 to
"Government Should Be Held Accountable-for the
State of America's Schoolchildren"
;At an early age, children begin
to learn that every action has con-
sequences-some positive and
As parents, we strive to teach
our children that they must take
responsibility for their actions and
the consequences they bring. And
certainly. we all believe our govern-
ment should be held to the same
standard of accountability we
demand of our children.
As a member of Congress. one
of my goals is To require the go\-
q, ernment to take more responsibili-
ty forits actions.
Before amending current poli-
cies, government officials should
carefully consider the impact these
.changes will have on our commu-
nities. If these reforms cause harm
to American citizens and our coun-
try, we should look to a different
In my effort to make govern-
ment more accountable, I intro-
duced H.R. 2389, the Secure Rural
Schools and Community Self-,
Determination Act. I am proud to
say that in November, the House
passed this legislation, taking a big
step toward alleviating the painful
burden recent changes in forest
management policies have had on
America's rural school children.
In 1907, Congress established
the National Forest System.
returning thousands of acres of
land to federal ownership. While
this action has thankfully pre-
served some of Amenca's most pre-,
cious resources, it did not come
without a cost.
In turning these properties
into federal reserves, Congress
removed the counties' ability to
collect local property taxes and
benefit from commerce on these,
lands-revenue which primarily
funds school systems. .
J To correct this problem, in
1908. Congress passed a law
O which turned over 25 percent of
i the revenues collected from
National Forests to the counties in
which these lands reside. Since
that time, forested counties, with a
very limited tax base, have come to
depend upon these 25 percent pay-
ments to cover teachers' salaries,
school repair costs, curriculum
expenses and other educational
SHowever, in recent years, the
federal government has dramati-
cally changed its policies on timber
harvesting in National Forests,
from which the majority of the 25
percent payments are raised. While
these reforms have helped preserve
finite resources and wildlife, they
haye also had a crippling effect on
forested, county school systems.
This problem has hit home in
Florida's -Second Congressional
Dfitrict where Liberty, Wakulla,
Franklin, Leon, and Columbia
counties, all receive payments from
revenue raised in the Apalachicola
and Osceola National Forest.
Between 1987 and 1993, payments
to Apalachicola Forest counties
have decreased by 89 percent-
from $1,905,000 to a .paltry
As a result, our rural forested
counties in Florida and across the
nation have been forced to lay off
teachers, increase class sizes,
postpone necessary renovation
projects, and eliminate academic,
enrichment programs. By ignoring
the negative impact of these policy
changes, the government is short
changing its most precious
Fortunately, the House of
Representatives passed legislationo.
which will correct this injustice so
government can keep its promise
to America's schoolchildren. .By
passing my bill, ,H.R. 2389,
Congress will ensure a predictable
payment level to federal forest
communities for a seven year peri-
The payment level would be
based on an average of the three
highest payments received by a.
state between fiscal years 1984
and the year of the bill's enact-
Under this bill annual pay-
ments to Florida will increase by
$916,522, bringing 8596.944 more
to the Second Congressional
District, as compared to 1998 fig-
ures. In addition, the bill establish-
es a Forest Counties Payment
Committee, made up of govern-
ment, local community, and school
officials, to develop a long term
solution to the problem.
While the Senate has not yet
held a vote on this legislation, I am
hopeful that my colleagues in the
other chamber will recognize the
needs of our school children and
take swift action to pass the
Secure Rural Schools and
Our government must be held
accountable for the consequences
of its policy decisions. We must
serve as a -role model for our
nation's children and show them
that government truly represents
the American people.
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$30 million in ad valorem and
sales taxes to local and state
economies. Silver Sands Factory
Stores employs 1,500 local indi-
viduals and every new store
brings new employment opportu-
Silver Sands Factory Stores
offers designer merchandise at
factory discounted prices. The
center's annual winter sale is
scheduled for January 14 to 17.
"The winter sale will allow
shoppers to take advantage of the
martin Luther King, Jr. holiday,
as well as receive additional sav-
ings on post holiday merchan-
dise," says Williams. Shoppers
can also register for a $1,000
shopping spree during the four-
day sale, at Silver Sands Factory
I Food Store
S Discount liquors
2411 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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308 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 227-1278 or 229-8997
Fax Your Order In to 22.7-7212
"When price makes a difference on your
next new or used vehicle"
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Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business Develop-
ment Center and the Veterans
Business Outreach Center will
offer a hands-on computer course
on "QuickBooks '99."
The course will be held every
Wednesday beginning January
12, 2000 and ending February 9,
2000 from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. (ET)
at the GCCC Gulf/Franklin
Center, Room C 102, located at
3800 Garrison Avenue in Port St.
Topics covered will be: payroll
and taxes, accounts receivable,
accounts payable, creating esti-
mates, job cost reports, bank
accounts and reconciliation, and*
The cost of the seminar is $99
per person. Registration can be
made at the GCCC Gulf/Franklin
Center. For more information call
GCCC Lifelong Learning at (850)
For a complete listing of
SBDC seminars, check out the
website at httpi//www.gc.cc.
Courses from Page 3
7, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. The
cost is $6 and is approved for all
"Basic ICD-9-CM Coding"
will. examine how to gain funda-
mental skills and knowledge nec-
essary for, basic medical coding.
The course will teach the medical
terminology and basic anatomy
needed for ICD-9-CM coding.
Coding is used for reimbursement
in medical offices, nursing.homes,
and health care agencies.
Students are required to bring
an ICD-9 code book and to pur-
,chase a textbook at the GCCC
Bookstore. The class will meet on
Tuesday, January 25, through
February 15, from 6:00 p.m. until
9:00 p.m. The cost is $40 plus
ICD-9-CM code book and text-
"HIV to AIDS" examines
modes of transmission, exposure
categories, infection control pro-
cedures, terminology and statisti-
cal data for HIV/AIDS. This
course meets State of Florida
licensure requirements for all
The clas's will meet on
February 3, from 5:30 until 9:30
p.m. The Cost is $12. and is
Buck Fever Somewhat Cooled
Ashley Haddock stopped this cowhorn spike in his tracks Monday
while dog hunting in the Panther Swamp Hunting Club lease in southern
Gulf County. He was looking for more of a "trophy buck," but was happy
to put some deer burgers in the freezer anyway!
White Inducted Into Fraternity
Carl L. White, Jr., a graduate
of Port St. Joe High School, was
inducted into the Rho Lambda Mu
Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at
South Carolina State University
on Friday, December 10. Rho
Lambda Mu Chapter Is a national
honor society for counselor edu-
White maintained a 4,0 grade
point average and is presently
pursuing a masters degree in
guidance counseling. He is the
approved for all health care pro-
"Strategies for Coping with
Difficult Teens" will explore what
works and what does not work.
with teenagers. The course will
teach how to maintain objectivity
in dealing with adolescents.
Issues pertaining to the sources of
teen problems, aggression, main-
taining control, and potential
"stumbling" blocks to parent-child
communication will also be
"Rules of Thumb," and simple
"how to" steps that have proved
useful to parents, professional
caretakers, and guardians will be
explained. These strategies
should be useful to anyone who.
counsels or interacts with
teenagers. The class will meet
Tuesday, February 8, from 7:00
until 9:00 p.m. The cost is $6 and
is approved for DA, DH, EMS, MA,
NU and PS.
son of Carl and Christine White of
Port St. Joe.
The purpose of Rho Lambda
Mu Chapter is to promote schol-
arship, research, professionalism,
and excellence in counseling and
to recognize high attainment In
the pursuit of academic and clint-
cal excellence in the field of coun-
You're Cordiallynvited to Attend the
Wednesday, January 19th, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
NOTE: Congressman Boyd's Schedule Pending Congressional Obligations
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Do NOT use 911 as an Information source. You may
be fined for misuse of 911 (Per Statutes)
Prepare for personal emergencies by noting tele-
phone.numbers-compile your own list-Doctors,
Police-229-8265 or 229-8266
(also calls for sewer & water emergencies after office hours)
The City of Port St. Joe and the Sheriff's Office will be combining
dispatcher services for a trial period. This is to compensate for
the personnel shortage in both departments. The Police will,
have a dispatcher on duty from 8:00 to 5:00, Monday --Friday.
All other times, calls to the police telephone numbers will be
routed to the Sheriff's Office. Please be responsible and use tele-
phone numbers instead of dialing "911" in non-emergency situ-
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PSJ Marina's Services Are Multiplying
"The marina has become a
tourist destination. A lot of the
people coming into the county
stop here ... I get asked questions
about the county ... even who they
sli'uld see to buy property!"
exclaims Richard Hance.
,9 And no one is more thrilled to
talk about the Gulf than Hance,
manager of the Port St. Joe Mari-
Free Eye Screening
Mullis Eye Center will be at
the Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
Association Building on January
12th to provide free eye-screening
The screening will .be from
10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, ET.
For more information please call
na. The marina is St. Joe's newest
and biggest attraction and is in
high demand, even now in the
middle of winter.
"December at most of the
marinas I have seen is like a
graveyard, but we have done well
this winter," he reports..
Currently, the marina is esti-
mated at 45 percent filled to
capacity, and is expected to reach
at least 80 percent by the end of
the upcoming summer.
New additions and develop-
ments at Port St. Joe Marina are
almost too numerous to name.
In the works, with its target
opening in March, is a cafe added
to the ship's store. The cafe will be
for marina patrons and will seat a
total of 30 people. indoor and out-
door, under a canopy,
Hance and the Gulf bounty.
Tourist Development Council are
working together to purchase a
billboard on Interstate 10. near
Tallahassee advertising the mari-
na. The billboard should be erect-
ed sometime in the coming weeks.
This and more signs, big and
small, are being created along
local roadways. In the adjoining
picture, an electrician for the
marina has taken the liberty of
advertising all the way to the
Bahamas, where he visited in
November of 1999.
Hance and the rest of the staff
at the manna are anticipating a
bboming spring season. Starting
in April. the marina will be spon-
sonng three fishing tournaments.
J le- :
Smokie is Looking For
a Place to Call Home
"Smokie" and his friends are
looking fort a place to call home.
L At present, the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society has "Smokie"
along with several teenage: lab
dogs. a small beagle named
"Annie", two male and two female
cream and white mixed bulldogs,
one black male cock-a-poo that
weighs approximately 16 pounds,
and a male chocolate lab.
In all there are. 30 dogs to
choose from. one large black male
cat. and one large calico female
' For more -information you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
Scott Godwin in the Bahamas.
Trespassing Is Serious Business*
There was a time, years ago in 1997 the Florida legislature northwest region..
when the human, population in stiffened' the trespass statute and In an effort to work'~ith
the panhandle was much lower now anyone apprehended on landowners or hunting groups to
than it is today, property, lines another's, property .carrying a clearly identify who is allowed on
were often poorly marked or not at firearm 'or who discharges a their property, Walsingham -said
all, .and hunters could pretty firearm (including -, bow -and- he Florida legislature created the
c b Voluntary Hunter Identification
much go wherever they wanted, arrow) across that property 'can be' voluntary Hunter Identifation
Times have changed, howev- .charged with a third degree ogram"
er. felony. The maximum penalty Essentially, the way the pro-
Today, landowners who sim- upon conviction is five years r- E si aytero
ply want :to keep out would-be imprisonment and up to 85.000 gra works i properties andowners whod-
trespassers and hunting clubs fine. n d identification cards to give to .
who pay top dollar to have a place "It's certainly a serious matter hunters or their members who
to hunt are more vigilant than to go hunting on someone's prop- have permission to be there. Not
ever about making sure their erty without their permission," only wildlife officers but the local
properties are properly posted. said Major Ron WalsLngham, the sheriffs department is notified as
For those caught trespassing this inland enforcement supervisor for Well. and olcers of both agencies
day and time, they face hefty the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con- are encouraged to drop by and
are to do b an; f"C
The dry storage at Fort St. Joe Marina is filling up rapidly.
- Hunters Beware
check those found hunting.
"Anyone there without the
Race Car Drivers
k The Gulf County Speedway
(formerly Dead Lakes Speedway)
in, Wewahitchka is having a dri-'
ver's meeting on January 15.
The meeting will begin at
noon with a bar-b-que/cook-out
at the Speedway. Driver's families*
owner's permission is subject tb
immediate arrest.' he said. ,
SWalsingham said landowhers-
wanting to enroll thefr property in
theprogram can do so by calling
the FWC's northwest regioh office
at (850) 265-3676. He said. a,
wildlife officer will follow up the
call by meeting with the landown-
er'. to complete the necessary
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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2000
S A MILLENNIUM WISH FOR
YOUR BETTER HEALTH
Now is the time to think about 2000 and
make your plans to enjoy it more. May we suggest
that you make this your No. 1 resolution.
Resolve-that you will seek the professional
advice of your physician whenever any pains or aches
persist. If you do, the odds are that our sincere wish
for a HIAPPY NEW YEAR for you will come true.
For good health and happiness usually go together.
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Desmond Baxter, a 1996
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and a 1998 graduate of
Chipola Junior College, had an
17+ years experience
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405
outstanding week for the Univer-
sity of New Orleans Privateers
Baxter was four of seven from
the field for 10 points in the Priva-
teers' 65-62 loss to Pittsburgh on
December 29th, with two
rebounds, six assists, one steal
and was two of five from behind
the arch. .
Desmond led the team with
13 points in its 62-60 victory over
McNeese State on January 3rd. It
was the first time this season he
has reached double digits In back-
to-back games, and the sixth time
in ten games that he has scored in
double digits. Desmond was four
of seven from the field, three of
five from three-point range, twb of
two from the foul. line, grabbed a
season-high five rebounds, had a
career-high four steals, two
blocks and a season-high-tying,
He has started nine of the Pri-
vateers' 10 games and is averag-
ing 10.1 points per game to rank
third on the team. Baxter leads
the team in assists and also leads
New Orleans with 19 three-point-
ers and has scored from three-
point, range in every game this
season. The Privateers are 4-6 on
Four County Runners
Named to All-Big Bend
Four Gulf County cross coun-
try runners were named to, the
Tallahassee Democrat All-Big
Bend Cross Country teams.
Rod Givens, a senior at Port
St. Joe High School, was named
to the first team. Givens finished
fourth at the Class A state meet
with a time of 15:53. He was the
Class 2A state champion as a
junior, and was also the All-Big
Bend runner of the year last sea-
Wewahitchka's Chester Udell
was selected to the second team
All-Big Bend boy's team.
: Lacev Johnson and Josh
Todd of Port St. Joe High School
both received honorable mention.
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1976 Highway 98 Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks Win Gulf Co. Classic
Port St. Joe 79, Bay High 44,
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked #1 in Class 2A, cruised
through the second round of the
Ninth Annual Gulf County Classic
Wednesday night with a 79-44
victory over the Bay High Torna-
does. The Tiger Sharks jumped
out to a 22-11 lead by the end of
the first quarter,
and also outscored the Torna-
does in each of the remaining
quarters. Port St. Joe led 40-19 aif
halftime, and outscored Bay High
39-25 in the second half of play.
Kedrick Larry led the four
Tiger Sharks in double digits with
a game high 21 points. Dexter
Gant and Clay Smallwood fol-
lowed with 11 points each. and
Travis Jenkins added 10 for Port
St. Joe (12-0).
BAY HIGH11 8 10 15 44
SHARKS, 22 18 15 24 79.
PSJ- Mosi Quinn 9, Santiel
Chambers 3, Kedrick Larry 21,
Travis Jenkins 10, Dexter Gant
11, Seneca Chambers 3, Lane,'
' Larry 7, Clay Smallwood. 11, and i
SKyron Bailey 4. ,
BAY- Smith 4, Cook 4, Blongil
Pittman 11, Figueroa 4, Adams 4,,
Anderson 3, Hall 1, Davis 9. and,-
MIIus 3. ,
Port St. Joe 63, Lake City 55
The top-ranked Port St. Joe6
Tiger Sharks trailed 47-43 at ir1e?
end of the third quarter, but ral-.,
lied to outscore Lake City Colum-.
bia 20-8 in the final quarter to,
beat the Tigers 63-55 in Thursday
night's championship game in'
"the Dome." The Tiger Sharks,
jumped out to a 21-14 lead by the
end of the first quarter, but Lake
City bounced back in the second
to narrow Port St. Joe's lead to
32-31 by halftime.
Kyron Bhailey led the Tiger
Sharks on offense with 13 point's.
Bailey scored all 13 of his pothts
in the second half of play, anrd
nine of Port St. Joe's last 14'
points. Lance Larry followed with
12 points, whileKedrick Larry;
and Travis Jenkins each added 10
for the undefeated Tiger Sharks
(13-0). ,, .
MVP: Kedrick Larry, Port St.
Joe. Other Tiger Sharks selected
were: Mosi Quinn and Kyron Bai-
ley; Jacksonville Providence:
Daniel Pride; Marianna: Erian
Thomas; Jacksonville Bolles: Ta}-
lor Cobb; Cottondale: Chris Daw'-
soh; Bay High:, Justin Pittman,
Rutherford: Jonathan Grigg
SLake City Columbia: Larry Dort1y,
and Chris Carodine. "U'
LAKECY'14 17 16 8 55
SHARKS 21 .11 11 20 63
PSJ- Most Quinn 7, Kedrick
Larry 10, Travis Jenkins 10, Dex-
ter Gant 2, Lance Larry 12, Clay
Smallwood 9, and Kyron Bailey
LAKE CITY- Dortly 13, Jernigan
4, Carodi ne 24, Barber 10, Collins
2, and O'Steen 2.
9th Annual Gulf County Classic
Tuesday, Dec. 28
Gl- Lake City 51, Marianna 43
G2- Rutherford 86, Cottondale 74
G3- Bay High 68, Bolles 62
G4- Port St. Joe 78, Providence 33
Wednesday, Dec. 29
G5- Cottondale 37, Marianna 34
G6- Bolles 48, Providence 30
G7- Lake City 55. Rutherford 51
G8- Port St. Joe 79, Bay High 44
Thursday, Dec. 30
G9- Marianna 46, Providence 35
G10- Bolles 45, Cottondale 28
Gil- Rutherford 69. Bay High 47
G12- Port St. ,Joe 63, Lake,, City 55
Port St. Joe's Dexter Gant gives the Tiger Sharks two points late
in Thursday night's championship game.
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Gant, Addison Named to :
Class A All-State Team's
Kedrick Larry averaged 17.0
points per game during the
Classic to earn MVP honors.
S. Sell Chicken
Port St. Joe's Dixie o icken
Baseball Registration Dinners Jan. 15
Is January 22 and 29'
The Port St. Joe Dixit
Baseball League will be register-
ing players for the 2000 season on
Saturday, January 22nd. from
9:00 a.m. to 3:00. p.m. and
Saturday, January 29th frohi
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., ET.
Registration will be conduct-
ed in.the meeting room of the P6ot
St. Joe Fire Station, located on
Williams Avenue in Port St. Joe.
The league is open to all
youth' meeting, the required age
limits (must be five before August
1, 2000; minust not be 15 before
August 1. 2000).
The registration fee is $40 per
player for "A"/"AA" Leagues (ages
five to' seven); $45 ,for Minpr/
Major Leagues (ages eight to 12);
$50 for Dixie Boys League (ages
13 to 14).
Second and additional Minor,
Major and/or Dixie Boys. League
registrants in an immediate fami-
ly household are signed at a rate
$10 less than individuals: no
additional player discount is giyen
in the "A"/"AA" Leagues.
.The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League will be selling
barbecue chicken dinners on
Saturday, January 15th,' from
11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in,
Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe.
The delicious dinners will be
sold at a price of S5.00 a plate
which will Include one-half chick-
en, baked beans, cole slaw, bread
To purchase your tickets,
contact one of the following
league officers: Stacy Strickland,
Alan Strickland, Ronnie Hogan.
Suzanne Besore, Tonya Knox,
Michele Quintana. Eddie Martin,
and Harlan Haddock. You can
also purchase tickets by calling
229-2708 or 227-1873.
All proceeds from the sale of
the 'dinners will benefit the Port
St. Joe Dixie Baseball League.
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Dexter Gant, a senior wide,
receiver/defensive back for the
Port St. Joe Sharks' football team
was named to the Class A All-
State first team as a wide receiver.
Gant had 44 receptions for
815 yards, ,18.5 yards per catch,
and seven touchdowns.
"This is a great honor for him.
It says a lot for him, the program
Wewahitchka 37, Bay High 75
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators suffered a 75-37 loss
Tuesday night to the Bay High
Lady Tornadoes. The Lady Gators
trailed 39-21 at halftime and were
outscored 36-16 in the second
half of play.
Lindsey Carter led
Wewahitchka with a game high 20
WEWA 8 13 9 .7 -37
BAYHIGH21 18 18 18 75
WEWA- Mooneyham 6, McMil-
lion 2, Hanes 4, Carter 20, Hus-
band 3, and Nesi 2.
BAY- Goldsmith 15, Tupman;6,
Tobey.17, Fitzgerald 6, Reynolds
8, Morehead 9, Johnson 10, and
and the kids around him that
helped make this happen. Dexter
really stepped up this season."
said head coach Chuck Gannon.
'We had two quarterbacks this
season that could get him the
ball. He had good work ethic over
the summer in the weight room to
get better. I think he can play on
the next level."
P. J. Addison, a junior defen-
sive back/wide receiver for the
Wewahitchka Gators. received
honorable mention recognition as
a defensive bacl
Addison had 56 solo tackles
and five interceptions for the
Gators' defense. He returned two''
kickoffs back for touchdowns
(combined for 170 yards), and one.
punt 47 yards for a touchdown.
Offensively, Addison had 30 car-
ries for 300 yards -and seven
touchdowns. .. 1.
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The changes are so subtle you
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Adults over age 35 are the
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gum disease, but children aren't
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FALSE IDENTIFICATION DIDN'T
Aaron D. Jones, 35, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested on Tuesday,
December 28th, at approximately
1:48 p.m. by Port St. Joe Police
Department Officer Russell Burch
for giving false information to an
law enforcement officer.'
Officer Burch-was invedtigat-
ing an attempted theft at Bill's
Dollar Store that had been report-
ed. The suspect identified himself
as Aaron D. Johnson during the
Dispatcher Sherry Butler,
through her continuous effort,
was able to determine that Jones
had used an alias and also veri-
fied that Jones had an active war-
rant for his arrest out of the state
of New York.
Jones was arrested without
incident and transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
S HARSH WORDS LAND HIM IN JAIL
Allen B. Crouse, Jr., 19, of
Port. St. Joe, was arrested at
about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday,
January 2nd, by Officer Glen
Norris for assault on. an law
While Officer Norris and
Sergeant Troy Simmons were
dealing with a dispute, which
Crouse was a part of, Crouse.
threatened to do bodily harm to
Sergeant Simmons. Crouse was
arrested and transported to the
Gulf County Jail.
EXTENDS THANKS FOR NAILING
The Port St. Joe Police
Department would like to take a
moment to : recognize. County
Commissioner Nathan Peters,
City .Commissioner Damon
McNair, Sheriff Frank McKeithen,
and Sergeant Butch Arendt for
their contribution in getting a new
xoof placed on the soon-to-be sub-
SThe substation is located in
the 200 block of Martin Luther
King Boulevard and should be
seeing action in the near future.
STRAIGHT SHOT TO JAIL
On Friday, December 31st.
Daniel Lopez. of St. Joe Beach.-
was arrested for the discharge of a`
firearm in public.
S Mt. Lopez stated that he was
shooting in the new year. It is
alleged that he discharged
approximately 10 rounds from a
Lopez, ,52, was arrested by
Gulf County Sheriffs Office
Sergeant Stacey Strickland and
-taken to the Gulf County Jail.
LIGHT DRAWS UNWANTED
-Tuesday, January 4th,
IDeputy Chris Buchanan stopped
ia vehicle driven by Jacob Brown,
a Fountain resident, to let him
know he had a headlight that was
While checking Brown's dri-
ver's license, it was found that he
had a warrant for failure to
appear for driving without a valid
license. Brown, 18, was taken to
the Gulf County Jail.
CAN'T HOLD A LICENSE?
Deputy Richie Burkett
stopped a vehicle on Sunday,
January 1st, for speeding on
Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. When
Burkett checked the driver's
license of Norman Carrin, 38, he
discovered that it had been sus-
pended multiple times.
Carrin, of Apalachicola, was
arrested and taken to the Gulf
County Jail for processing.
BAR BURGLARY SOLVED
On Thursday, December
30th, Travis Johnson, of Panama
City, was arrested and charged
with burglary of the Highway 22
Bar near Wewahitchka.
Investigator Rita Piercy devel-
oped information that Johnson
(18) and several friends were
allegedly the persons who had
broken into the establishment.
last week and stolen money and a
large amount of liquor.
A quantity of the stolen mer-
chandise was found.ctn Johnson's
home in Bay County. According to
the Gulf Count), Sheriffs Office,
several more arrests are expected
in the near future in relation to
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL. ...
Tuesday, December 28th--
Aaron Johnson, 35, "B/M, of Port
St. Joe, violation of probation (re:
grand theft) and giving false infor-
mation to police: ,
Wednesday. December 29th-
Robin Dyer, 32, W/M, of:
SFriday, December 31st-
Marco Givens, 21, B/M, of Port
St. Joe, forgery.
Sunday, January 2nd-
Sabina Daniels, 19, B/F, of Port
St. Joe, petit theft.
Beach PD LogJ
ACTIVITY REPORT FOR DECEMBER
27TH THROUGH JANUARY 2ND
During the above referenced
time period, the Mexico Beach
Police Department answered 46
calls for service, Investigated two
assaults, and had no reported
burglaries or thefts.
During this same period, offi-
cers of the department investigat-
ed two, traffic crashes which
caused no injuries and resulted in
combined property damages of
The officers also issued four
traffic warnings and 13 traffic
*On Wednesday, December
29th, Scott Mason, of the
Overstreet area, was arrested and
charged with two counts aggra-
vated assault, driving while his
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license was suspended or
revoked, and obtaining two or
more photographic driver's licens-
es in different names.
*On Fiiday, December 31st,
Donald Casey Wright, of Panama
City, was arrested for resisting
with violence, possession of
cannabis (less than 20 grams),
'possession of drug paraphernalia,
and providing false information.
Meeting is Set,
This Saturday at the Port St.
Joe Library, the Gulf County
Genealogical Society will be hold-
ing its January' meeting. The tUme
of the meeting is from 10:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. (eastern time).
All members are urged to
please attend this meeting. The
society will be holding the new
year elections, and the "2000"
dues are now due to be paid.
For more information, please
call Beverly Douds at 229-1094 or
e-mail her at bmdouds@digital
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Members Receive Capital Credit Checks
This past year, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative returned
approximately $250,000 back to its membership in capital cred-
it refunds. The $250,000 consisted of percentages from 1981,
1982, and 1998.. Also, GCEC issued $100,000. in refunds to the
living heirs of deceased patrons.
From left, Michael White, manager of Marketing & Member
Services at GCEC, .is shown personally delivering a refund to
Betty and David Rich, owners and operators of Rich's IGA in
Newman and Farmer Honored For Service
In the photo at left, Randy rNewman, from Perry, was recently recognized for 20 years of ser-
vice to GT Com. Dewayne Lanier presented a Bulova watch to Randy in honor of his commitment
to the firm.
As the year came to a close, Port St. Joe resident Wanda Farmer was also recognized for her
30 years of dedicated service to .GT Com. Her service award, a JVC 20" stereo television, was pre-
sented by Dewayne Lanier and the event was captured in the photo at right.
Both employees work in the company's engineering department.
WIG Annual Dinner
The Washington Improvement
Group will hold the Annual Din-
ner Meeting at Butler's Restau-
rant on Thursday, January 6, at
7:00 p.m. (ET. Each board mem-
ber may invite a guest.
If planning to attend, please
contact the WIG at 229-6847.
Also, please contact the WIG office
to schedule strategic plan work
For information/referral con-
tact Minnie Likely, Vivian Patton,
Eugenia' Thomas, or Thadus
For direct assistance contact
Nathan Peters, Jr., Ruth Phillips.
Pearlie Fields, or Sally Jenkins.
For workforce development
contact Rawlis Leslie, Curtis
Lewis, Charles Gathers, or Phillip
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be holding a mullet
dinner on January 14th from. 4:00
p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Port St.
Joe Senior Citizens and
The dinner will include baked
beans, cole slaw, hush puppies,
and iced tea. The cost will be $5
for the public and S4 to people age
60 and older. The proceeds will be
used to help pay for the meals
The public is invited to go and
eat inside or take their dinner
home. Deliveries to local busi-
nesses will be made. Please call
229-8466 to place an order. The
senior citizens are pleased Ato
announce that Chef Robin Downs
will be helping the seniors prepare
the dinners once again.
Beaches Lions Club
The Beaches Lions Club will
meet on Tuesday, January I l,.at:
11:30 a.m., CT, at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center.
further Information., please call
Ruth or Bob at 647-3473.
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Free Spirit Community Church Events
The Free Spirit Community
Church will be hosting a gospel
sing on Saturday, January 8 at
6:00 p.m., CT. Refreshments will
Revival services will begin on
Sunday, January 9, at 7:00 p.m.,
CT. Reverend Brannen will be
conducting the services.
The Free Spirit Community
Church is located on Jarrott
Daniels Road, off ,386 between
Wewahitchka and Overstreet.
The Highland View Church of
God singles group would like to
extend an invitation to the. singles
in the area to join them in their
monthly social. The social will, be
held Saturday, January 8th. at
4:00 p.m. in the church social
hall, located at 482 Pompano
Street -in Highland View.
Refreshments will be furnished.
Victory Temple First Born
Holiness .Church's Junior Women
Department will celebrate their
second anniversary on Sunday,
January 16th at 11:30 a.m. at the
WIG Center on Peters Street in
Port St. Joe.
The guest speaker will be mis-
sionary Lula Williams of Mt.
Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church of Panama City. The pas-
tor, Jr. Women, and congregation
Extend a warm invitation to every-
Pastor Bill Blake and the con-
gregation invite everyone to join
them at these special events.
The, New Bethel A.M.E.
Church Gospel Choir will cele-
brate its fourth choir anniversary
on Sunday, January 16, at 5:00.
Everyone is invited to go and
enjoy a service of songs and prais-
es.' The church is located at the
corner of Avenue C and Highway
98 in Port St. Joe.
A Black and
On January 8th, the ladies of
New Bethel A.M.E. Church will be
presenting their fourth annual
"Black and White Affair."
As usual the fellowship and
entertainment is expected to be,
great and the dinner menu will be,
The event begins at 7:00 p.m.
at the Stiles Brown Senior Center,
located off Highway 71 on Library
Drive in Port St. Joe.
Dress will not be limited to
black and white. For tickets see
any lady missionary of New Bethel
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Sunday Evening Worship . . . 6 p.m. Lo...J i tle be t1 of I'olme s.
Wednesday Evening Service .. ..... 1 p.m. .PSa.Il o 29:2
\ // The friendly place to worship!
F first Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF 'SERVICES
d.wtf Worship Sundaysat 10:00 a.m. and. 6:00 p.m.
4 o r S' Bible Study Sund-.i%, at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
o se6 Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central'
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Cornier of 15th & California 648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE. STUDY
,P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Cynthia D. Figueira
Cynthia Diane (Wilson}
Figueira, 51, of Port St. Joe, died
Sunday, January 2 at her home.;
She had been a resident 'of PortL;
St. Joe for approximately 25 years
moving to Port St. Joe from
Apalachicola. She was Pentecostal
by faith. She .worked with the'
Swifty Mart Convenience stores
since 1989 and was the manager
of the Swifty Mart Store in Port St.
Mrs. Figueira is preceded in
death by a son, Keith Elton;
Wilson, II. She is survived by her
husband, Joseph Anthony
Figueira of Port St. Joe; one
grandson, David Keith Wilson of
Mexico Beach; two, sisters, Lisa
Bentley of East Point and Martha
Flowers of Apalachicola; and one
brother, Mark Wilson of Apalach-
Funeral services will be con-
ducted on Thursday, January 6,
at 10:00 a.m., ET., in the
Highland View Church of God
with Reverend Tim Bailey officiat-
ing. Interment will follow in the
Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services, are under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home in Port St. Joe.
Cluke M. Lawrence
Cluke M. Lawrence, 78, of
Mexico' Beach,' died Monday,
January 3rd. ''A native of
Arkansas, he had been a long
time resident of Florida. He was ,a
well known vocational educator as
well as a real estate broker, and
he served in the Army Air Corps
during WWII: ..
S Mr. Lawrence is survived by.
his' wife of 55 years', Leonora
Lawrence; one' s'on. Dr. Jerry
'Lawrence and'wife Nannette' of
Quincy; three' grandsons, Max
Lawrence of Sani Diego, California,
Roy Lawrence and wife Dana of
Germantown, Maryland, and
Phillip Lawrence of Quincy; two
sisters, Edna Lawrence Nole of
Wauchula and Dorothy Lawrence
Beard of Fruitland Park; and
.many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were sched-
uled for Wednesday, January 5th,
at 11:00 a.m., ET, at the First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. Interment followed
at 2:00 p.m., ET, at the family plot
in Hillcrest Cemetery located in
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.
William A. Cosgrove
William A; Cosgrove, 77, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Monday, December 27, in
A native of Biloxi, Mississippi,
he was retired from the U.S. Air
Force, and had owned and' operat-
ed a pest control company in Palm
Bay until moving to Wewahitchka
two years ago. He was a Mason
and a member of the Veterans of
* Foreign Wars.
. Survivors include a sister-in-
'law, Mary Horton; a brother,
.Buddy McLemore, Sr.; a good
friend. J. T. Brannon, all of
Wewahitchka: and several nieces
* Cremation was scheduled.'
SAll services were under the
^direction. of Comforter Funeral
'Home, Wewahitchka Branch
iNellie I. Davis
Nellie Irene Davis, of Howard,
'Creek, died Saturday, January 1,
'at her home. She was a native of
Mrs. Davis is the mother of
five children, Margaret M. Neal
and husband Robert, Harold L.
:Davis, Bob E: Davis, Twila Allen
and husband. Richard, and
Kenneth W., Davis. She was pre-
'ceded in death by'her husband
an'd one son. i ''
Cremation was scheduled..
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.
James H. Thomas
James Harvell Thomas, 79. of
Port St. Joe, died Tuesday morn-
ing, January 4th, in a local hospi-
tal. Mr. Thomas inoved to Port St.
Joe in 1939 where he was retired
from the Gulf County Mosquito
Control after many years of ser-
'vice. He was a veteran of the U.S.
In Psalm 14:1 we find, "The
fool says in his heart, there is no
God." It is hard for me to imagine
someone denying the existence of
God. The world works in an
orderly fashion. Creation could
.iver F T Lor not have been an accident. I
QLver F. Taylor believe that God is the source of'
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church all creation.
Selfishness will always sepa-
rate a person from God as well as people. When someone
always puts one's, self above others there is not room for
Real love is selflessness. It cares for others above self.
1 believe with the psalmist that only a fool can deny God.
We can take justified pride in :human accomplishments.
God intends it this way. With, God's love we can get our
priorities right. God's Son is the answer every person
,1 BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET '* EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
'Group',Meeung, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm.
0 taste anid see that the 'Lord s 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 mnihistry,' please call 647-5026
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School . . ... . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service . . . 6:30 p.m.
>, wednesday ............. ....... 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
first United Methodist Clurc
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ............. ............ ............ 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary ....................11...... 1:00 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor .. . . Church/Office: 648-8820
St. James Episcopal Women
Make Plans For The Year 2000
The Episcopal Women of St.
James met Monday, January 3rd,
in the church library at 3:00.
Joan Johnson, president,
presided and led the opening'
The date of the annual bridge
Army having served, in World War
II and was Protestant by faith.
Mr. Thomas is survived by his
wife, Lettie Catherine Thomas;
one son, Donald. Thomas and wife
Vicky all of Port St.' Joe; one
daughter, Eva Montez Dandy and
husband, Jim 'of Mexico Beach;
one step-daughter, Hazel Land
and husband Gerald of Ponce De
Leon; seven grandchildren and
eight great-grandchildren.. .,
Funeral services for Mr.
Thomas will. be conducted on'
Thursday, January 6, at 2:00
p.m., 'ET, in the United
Pentecostal Church of Port St. Joe
with Reverend Larry Wells officiat-
ing. Interment will follow in the
SHolly Hill. Cemetery.
All services are under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home in Port St. Joe.
luncheon was set for February 8th
at 12:00 nopri. Thepopular event
is anticipated by many bridge
p players In the community and
.northern visitors. Virginia
McKinnon, chair for the, luncheon
announced the plans and helpers.
The president led discussion
of plans for other .events during
the year 2000 including 'the
Valentine party for church
seniors, rummage sale, and the
40th baccalaureate reception"f6r
the "class: of 2000-also the fall
St. Margaret's Guild, the
women's study group, will meet at
the home of Carol Utzinger ion
January 17th. The work of the
"Daughters' of the King" will be the
study subject. "
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
R omans16:16 .
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road
Sunday Bible Study .. . .. .... 9:0;0 a.mn. CT -
Sunday Worship ......... ;.. 0:00 a.m. CT,-;;
Wednesday Bible Study .. .. .. ....7:00 p.m. CT-,.
Come and Be Bessed! '
Fellowship Church of Praise.
302 Martin Luther King plvd. Port St. Joe ,
Sunday School ..:.. ..-.... ............................. 10 a.m.
M morning Service ............:........................ .... ... 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ..........:.................................. ... 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & W worship .................................... 7 p.. m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor '
- %: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 9 .
'us. IL Sixteenth Street -'
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. "
Adult School ........ 11 a.m.
*Young Children '
Pastor Rev. .. eid Camro*J Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Pastor ev. J Re0i a ,t-" /.
102 THIRD STREET *,PORT ST. JOE '
Allen Welborn, .. udyCaswell. -..
Postor Minister of Music & Youth.,'
S iSunday School :. .. ... 9:45 6ar
: Worship Service .... .. . 11:00 am
Disciple Training .... .. .. .. 6:00 prw
Evening Worship.. 7:00 p
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...':':.. :00 pr" m
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" ,
------------Teaching the Truth of God's Word ----------------
FATTI BIBLE t3RCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
"Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor .
SS,undaySchool . . 10:00 a.r.
Morning Service ..... .11::00 a.m.
Evening Service ,. ...... 6:00 p..
SWednesday Prayer Meeting .. 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
'Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCiH
Sunday-School . . . 945 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship . .-6:00 pm.
Evening Worship, ... ;.7;30 ppm.'
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday. Choir.Practice 7:30 p:m.
Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. Downs, Jr.. Diana Sealey
PASTOR Choir Director Youth & Children's.Director
race Baptist Chii
m6 1BUT TH05E WHO HOPE IN. THE LORD WILL:
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTM. THEY WILL 50AR'ON1' I
WINGS LIE EALE5 15AIAl'40:1. '
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us! '
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study 'at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 22725www. 83ra les.or
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 6. 2000
From the Staff and Students at
leenta dGulf County's
Elementary, Middle and 'High School Rducation Facilities
From the Principal of.
PSJHS Pre-Cal Students Think That "Math Rocks" Wewahitchka
'By Jessica Summers
When a recently released song
by musical artist Jimmy Buffett
speaking negatively of mathemat-
ics came to the attention of math
teacher Carol Cathey, she got a
She enlisted the help of musi-
:clan and student Rocky Salzer,
*who took the lyrics of the harshly
.-derogatory tune and transformed
*t Ait into a celebration of numbers
': Lyrics like "I'd like to burn
s'ts textbook, I hate this stuff so
much" were changed to say "I'd
like to frame this textbook, I love
this stuff so much."
Salzer performed his version
of the song, "Math Rocks", for
Cathey and his pre-calculus
class, and soon, the group of 14
seniors was singing along.
The seniors eagerly agreed
with Cathey's master plan: to sing
and record the revised song and
send a copy to Jimmy Buffett.'
The class enlisted the' help of
St. Joe' Sound band members
Koran Peters and Josh Todd-
(Salzer also happens to be a mem-
ber of St. Joe Sound) and fellow
classmate Alicia Christie to pro-
vide the music.
The rest of the class pulled
together with the. goal of thor-
oughly learning the song. A team
of four girls volunteered to sing
"They are such a creative
bunch," says Cathey, T-he cre-
ativity just flowed."
Coming To Gulf Co.
Schools Next Week
The Hippodrome *i -State'
Theatre will be visiting several
Gulf County schools., this month
with two unique cultural produc-
*r .tions. -It will appear at the
Wewahitchka High School on
January 11, at 8:30 and 11:00
a.m., and in Port St. Joe
Elementary on January 13th, at
8`30 and 10:15 a.m.
The Canta Danca Dancers
"So you wanna be a dancer!"
Remember that dream of gliding
and leaping across- the stage as
Slights a feather performing fab-
ulous, feats on the. feet? The
Hippodrome State Theatre is a'lit-
tie wary but brave enough 'to. pre-
sent the Canta Danca' Dancers,
who will take you on a delightful
and' educational romp into the
effervescent world'of dance.
This unique original troop of
wannabe dancers will transport
audiences through dance styles.
historical periods, and fascinating
facts in their quest 'for talent, any
Through the magic of theater,.-
this curriculum-based, wonder-
fully visual, highly informative
and educational, play whirls into
that part of us, no matter what
age, that wants to dance.
Community, discipline, art histo-
ry, body awareness, contemporary
issues, and creativity come,'
together in this exploration of
Inspirational as well as
;i humorous, world dance, ballet,
modern dance, jazz, hip-hop and
more come to life as the Canta
S Danca Dancers are slowly, and
sometimes painfully, initiated into
this exciting and exacting art
"Students will easily identify
with the struggles of our dancers,
and celebrate with them as 'they
learn to dance" said Ric Rose,
writer and director of the show.-
So, whether you want to be a
dancer or not, join the funl .
University of Florida Dance
Professor Ric Rose will direct the
production.-Other designers inte-
gral to the Canta Danca Dancers
include Hippodrome State
Theatre's technical director Ti
Dygert, costume designer-in-resi--
dence Marilyn Wall-Asse, and
properties designer Lorelei Esser.
Sarah Nehrig will act as state
Basically, we want' kids to
know there is a-dance for every-
one with a desire to find it," said
Rose. "The world is made of fun
and interesting people who dedi-
Scate their lives to art."
STo Be or Not To Be .. That is
S Two Questions
S Maybe Shakespeare was
wrong when he wrote, "To be or
Snot to be, that is the question."
The Hippodrome State Theatre
On Wednesday, December 15,
the math students became
recording artists for a day and
crowded into a small room to
record the song.
So pleased were they with the
outcomeI and professional sourid
that the group decided to take it
one step further-to produce a
The class contained two TV
production students w.ho mixed
and edited raw footage of the class
dancing and acting out parts of
the song. The final product was a
huge -success with all the class
sets the record straight when it
brings Lauren Caldwell's To Be. or
Not To Be That is vTwo
Questions to schools throughout
To Be or Not To Be'. .'. That is
Two Questions Is a one-act perfor-
Smance Inspired by Shakespeare's
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. The
show teaches students about the
theatrical process-from o audi-
tions to rehearsal to perfor-
mance-while introducing them
to the works of the world's most
celebrated playwright, William
The challenge for. Caldwell
and company has been to demys-
tify Shakespeare. and make his
work accessible to young viewers.
S To Be or Not To Be... adapts
the conflict between Hamlet and
Ophelia, into three versions: the
first will be performed using mod-
ern English with words that
teenagers. ush today; ,the. second
will be performed as a musical;
the third will be a.dance'version;
and. the fourth will be performed
in Shakespeare's original words.
By the fourth round of expo-
sure to the story, the audience
may findI, that, -Shakespeare's
words don't merely, make sense,.
they make poetry. .
Between scenes the cast will
act 'out the behind-the-scenes
process of producing a play. ,t
'"The show will-guide students
through the theatrical process-
from auditions and casting
through rehearsals and perfor-,
mances-touching on comedy,
tragedy, and musical theater,
along the way," said', Caldwell,
artistic director for ` the
Hippodrome Director of
Education Bonnie' Harrison :will
direct the production., Other
designers integral to To Be or Not
To Be include Hippodrome
Technical Director and To Be ...
set designer Tim Dygert, costume
designer-in residence Marilyn
Wall-Asse, properties designer
Lorelei Esser, sound designer
Linda M. Black, and musical
director Douglas Maxwell. Sarah
Nehrig will act as stage manager.
"We want kids to fall in love
with William Shakespeare,"
Caldwell said. "We'd also like to
involve them in the whole theatri-
cal process. It's a magical experi-
ence, and most people have no
idea how involved it -is. If we're
lucky, maybe we'll get some young
person to put down the remote
control and pick up a book or a
guitar or take up dancing or write
a play-anything. That's a big part
of our mission: to pass our love of
theater and the arts on to the next
The shows will tour schools
and performing arts centers
throughout Florida through
February. As a part of the State
Touring Program, this tour is
sponsored in part by the State of
Florida, Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs, and
the Florida Arts Council.
"Wowl I am ,so excited!"
exclaimed keyboards player Alicia
Christie after viewing the video. :
"It was fun and well worth all
the :hard work -put into it. I
learned a lot and had fun," says
the multi-talented Rocky Salzer.
Currently, arrangements are
being made for ;Buffett to receive
the video, along with a letter, and
copy of the new lyrics.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
JANUARY 6 14, 2000
THURSDAY (6)-Chickerin and
Dumplings, Mashed Potatoes,
Steamed Peas, Fresh' Orange
Quarters, Roll, and Milk or Chefs
FRIDAY (7)-Sausage Pizza, Tossed
Salad. .Pears, Bread Sticks' with
Dressing, and Milk or Chefs Salad
MONDAY (10)-Hamburger with
Bun, French Fries, Applesauce
jello, and Milk or Chefs Salad
TUESDAY '(11)-Vegetable Soup,
Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Peaches,
Chocolate Pudding, and Milk or
Chefs Salad Meal;
WEDNESDAY (12)-Double Tacos,
Steamed Corn, Pears', Italian
Bread, and Milk or Chefs Sa~lad
THURSDAY (13)-Salisbury -Steak
with Gravy, Baked ;Potato, Green
Beans, Fresh Grapes, Roll, and Milk
or Chef's Salad Meal.
FRIDAY '(14)-Cheese Pizza,
Tossed, Salad. Pears, Bread Sticks
with Dressing, ,and Milk or Chef's.
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
Plan's have been made to con-
duct an Amierican Red" Cross
S"Introduction to JBabysitting"
course to be sponsored by the
Junior Service League Sustalners
The program 'is'for ages 11.
and up. The course is; scheduled,
for Saturday,, January 22, from
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This is a
one day course, and the fee is $25:
.however, financial assistance is
1 The-' program' will iicdlude
leadership, safety (including res-
Scue breathing and choking man-
agement), basic care, first'. aid.
and professionalism. Deadline for
registration is January 12; space
is limited. Contact Sandle
" Kennedy at 227-2191 or Sara
Ross at 227-2590.
Notice To Parents, Students
The Highland. View After-
school.Tutoring and Enrichment
Program will resume its-' regular
operational schedule on Tuesday.
January 11, at 4:00:p.m. .
'" News Column
"Faith Christian School
Welcome to a new century, a
dnew year, a new semester, and, a
new day. After all, today is all we
really have, and we need to use it
wisely. "This is' the day the Lord
hath made; we will rejoice and be
glad in it,"-Psalm 11'8:24.
Monday, the teachers and
staff had a work day to get their
classes in order 'and to work on
'grades and report cards. Report
.cards for grades K-5 through
,grade eight will 'be sent home on
iThursday, January 6. We are
.beginning the, third nine week
quarter, which ends March 10.
Faith Christian will have a
.,-spelling bee on, January 14, -to
determine who will represent .us
^at the Gulf County Bee to be held
January 27. Students in grades
five through eight will compete for
that privilege and honor.
There will, be no school on
January 17 and on February 21.
Please continue to pray with
Sus for our school and our'town'in
Sthe year 2000. Our best wishes to
'our readers for' a peaceful and a
.blessed new year.
GIF Center Is Offering
CNA & PCT Programs
Beginning January 24, the
Gulf/Franklin Center will offer
courses leading to qualification as
Sa certified nursing assistant (CNA)
or a patient care technician (PCT).
Students who successfully
complete two courses, lasting
from January 24 until March 1,
will be eligible to take the Florida.
state examination to become a
CNA. Students who successfully
Continue until May 8 will receive a
certificate as a PCT..
Financial ald is available for
qualified individuals. Students
may register for these courses at
* the Gulf/Franklin Center until
For more information, call
227-9670. The' Gulf/Fi-anrklin
;'V Center is the local campus ofTGulf
Coast Community College ;offering
the A.A. and A.S. degrees and
vocational certificates. It is locat-
ed at ,3800, Garrison Avenue in
P ort St. Joe.
PSJ Prject Grad
Port St. Joe High. School
"Project Graduation 2000" mem-
bers will be meeting on Monday,
January 10th, to continue mak-
ing plans for this year's graduates
i to enjoy a safe, alcohol and drug
free celebration of their achieve-
All' seniors' parents, relatives,
or other individuals interested in
this project are urged to attend
the meeting, scheduled to begin
at 7:00 .p.m. (ET), in the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Associa-
a ~ 'qq -
by Dr. Bill Truby "
Preparing For The Future
Last week considerable space
was allocated for the support of
Priority #1: Attendance. One can-
not expect to achieve, let alone
excel, if absenteeism is prevalent.
A second priority that needs
to accompany the first is prepara-
tion. There is no point going to the
game if you aren't prepared to
; I was reminded of this adage
while reviewing my bookshelf.
How appropriate to see a book
entitled Megatrends, 200QQ0, a look
at the characteristics of success-
ful people, and organizations in
our new century! Nearly half of
the attributes had to do with the
ability to work and compete with
a global economy.
Such a formidable goal can-
not be reached without a great
deal of personal and organization-
al preparation. In, consideration of
what lies before us in the near
future, a good starting point for
all of us has to be the Florida
Test, or FCAT,
WHS is pulling out all the
stops to prepare our students for
these upcoming state-mandated
tests. An aggressive program of
tutoring and pre- and post-testing
exercises has begun in earnest.
Additional personnel have been
added for this purpose. Incentives
have been proposed to heighten
the motivation of our students.
Personal preparation must
now be addressed. Students need
to first accept the fact that these
tests are real, important, and will
impact their -lives when the.
results come in. They must also
take advantage of the help that is
Teachers as well' as our new
tutors will provide opportunity to
Plan Little Miss
The Annual' "Little Miss
Valentine Pageant", sponsored by
the Gulf Counrity Senior Citizens
Association will 'be held on
Saturday, February 12th, at 7:00
p.m.,,, CT, at. the Wewahitchka
Elementary School auditorium.
If your daughter would like to
enter the pageant, ,applications
will be available at a later date at
the K.I.D.S. center, -Wewahitchka
Elementary School, and
Wewahitchka High School. The
entry fee is $10.,00 per child. The
age groups are as follows:
* pre-school (will not be judged);
* kindergarten thru first grade;
* second thru third grades;-
* fourth thru sixth grades; and
* teen group, 13 thru 19 years of
age-this group is open to any
high school girl in Gulf County.
All participants will receive a
trophy, and all proceeds will go to
the Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association, Inc. For more infor-
mation please call 229-8466 and
-ask for Debbie or Jerry.
Mrs. Belin Starts "Trouble" in 4th Grade
As part of her weekly presentation on character education,
Cindy Belin, Port St. Joe Elementary's guidance counselor,
shows students how trouble can start, and more importantly,
how to stop it. Students discuss how to respond to these
"trouble-starters with "trouble-stoppers." Mrs Belin teaches
them ways to avoid unpleasant situations through role-playing,
videos, and suggestions from the students themselves.
I Shown "starting 'trouble" in Ms. Carlsten's class are: (stand-
ing from left to right): head "troublemaker," Mrs. Belin, "trou-
ble-starters," Samone Smiley, Tiara Pryor, Eric Brumbaugh, and
Charlotte Faircloth. Seated are Matt Hunter and Devin Guillot.
know the material and to get com-
fortable with the style of the test.
Students who have their materi-
. als, are in class, and have pre-
pared their attitudes will succeed.
Thankfully'. school is not all
test talkng. This week both boys"
and girls' basketball teams will be
back in action. The boys take on
Blountstown. Bay' High. and
Greensboro after finishing fourth
at the Bronson Holiday
Tournament. The girls resume
action after a holiday hiatus with
games against Bay High and Port
.Jessica Cole. and Chester
Udell are at the All-State Band
Performance in Tallahassee this
Congratulations to Kimberly
Gaskini who was selected as run-
per-up in our district for the
SGovernor's All Star Team.
There is a TGIF this Friday.
The junior and senior highs will
be presented with a lot of infor-
'mation from a variety of sources
in order to insure that we start
the new semester off on the right
But, before we get to Friday,
students are reminded 'that
school will begin on the 6th. They'
should report to TAP at the first
bell in order to get schedules..
Next week will be very special
as we will be presenting a
Cultural Affairs Presentation on
the llth at 8:30 and 10:00.
Students and staff will see a cou-
pie of traveling entertainment,
troupes with an emphasis on the
history of dance and the theater.
As much as we like vacations,
we eagerly await the return of our
students and faculty. We" can't
wait to greet you and get 2000
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-
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
Students Return. .
Students return to school on
Thursday, January 6th. "
Florida Prepaid College
The Florida Prepaid College
Program offers a four-year univer-
sity tuition plan starting at
$6,774, if paid in full, or just $54
Your cost will depend on, the
plan and payment option you
select and the age of the child at
the time of purchase.
For more information, please
call 1-800-552-4723 '(press
prompt 1). .
The Hippodrome Theatre will
perform for our students on
Thursday, January 13, at 8:30
and 10:15. All parents and guests
are invited to attend.
School will not be held on
Monday, January 17.
Red Cross Babysitting
The Port St. Joe" .Junor
Service League is sponsoring a
Red Cross Babysitting Course, for
boys and girls ages 11 and up, 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.
Front row, from left: Lacey Johnson. Alicia Christie, Aman
Marquardt, Erica Ailes, Nicole Smith, Lea Todd, and Jessi
Summers. Back row, Brett Jeffcoat, Brett Parker, Clay Smallwoc
Brandon Davis, John Gainous, Craig Phillips, and Rocky Salzer.
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JANUARY 6. 2000
What Every Investor Should
Know About The Federal Reserve
direction abound, but Chairman -
Greenspan is a master at not tip-.
ping his hand regarding what the -
Fed's next move might be.
Nonetheless, in time, there will be,:
a move, and those investors who.
correctly analyze his verbal clues ,
will very likely be glad they did.. .
By Andy Wilkinson, Financial
Why is it that stock market
analysts and traders obsessively
scrutinize every utterance of the
chairman of the Federal Reserve?
It's because any statement from
him can be a clue regarding the
direction of interest rates. And a
shift in interest rates, in turn, can
tremendously influence the stock
and bond markets.
There is a lot of truth in the
old adage that when the Fed
sneezes, the stock markets catch
a cold. Investors who understand
the linkages between the workings
of the Fed and stock market per-
formance are in a better position-
The Gulf County School Board Is accepting
statements of qualifications and performance data
from architectural service firms for the Wewahitchka
Elementary School -ernmvatM V. srteiwnt g,. and
Construction Project..The School Board requests
interested firms to submit written Information. for
review and study. Information to be provided slnkI
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, 20Q00 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
2tc, December 30 and January 6, 1999.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Northwest Florida 'Regional Housing
Authority will hold a Public Hearing at 2:00 P.M..
"Si Ji-u."r,. 2" ':":' ,i tinc ':trrial 1lii,:- cl ine
AuLhlnn ,i 5"'12i Br'r.. iT S' r-i Greceville, Florida.
Trie peur-..':.- ,: I ., t' Puti-, HeAnrtg i. to present/for
review and approval, the Authority's Five Year
Agency Plan (FY2000-FY2004) and the FY 2000
Annually Plan. Residents, of our housing complexes,
;|:.CaI t'.:,..-rrr ,ii ici, *r i. l -d ij-i\ *.jhrr interested
.' pc r-o. are ern,:,t. ied. [ L.:. iten3 Trhe rajt .Aenc',
P' ar1-i !a. lr I.:.r r'.'ieA jAunj-ig rr,:rm:d bu_.L :-in
hours (8:00 A.M. thru 5:00'P.M. CST Monday thru
Friday) at the Central Office of the Authority at 5302
Brown Street, Graceville. Florida. Interested persons
who have questions or comments and who are
.,Iabl ,e tu .ir-r, "d i 3i. 9 P 5, i l' r ri. rc airC i 'n.n .I Li.e
2t .I-nuir, 6 andri 13 I9-'.'
to enjoy potential long-term
The Federal Reserve, the
national bank of the United
States, is actually 12 banks with
25 regional branches spread
across the nation. Congress creat-
ed the Federal Reserve in 1913 to
stabilize and secure the country's
financial system. Today, all banks
are part of the Federal Reserve
system. The Fed is run by a
seven-member Board of Gover-
nors, led by the chairman, (cur-
rently Alan Greenspan), who is
appointed by the president and
confirmed by the Senate. ..
Regulating the nation's
money supply is one of the prima-
ry and most difficult tasks of the
Fed. Maintaining the appropriate
amount of money in the economy
at any one time is critical for strik-
ing balance between economic
growth and inflation.
The Fed regulates the amount
of money in the economy in sever-
al ways. One of them is the
reserve requirement-the amount
banks must keep in their .own
vaults or on deposit with the near-
est regional Federal Reserve bank.
The amount, which is a percent-
age of total customer deposits,
depends on the Fed's assessment'
of the bank's overall strength.
The Fed. also buys and sells
government securities to pump
new money into the system (by
allowing banks to add cash to
their assets) or take money out of
the system (causing banks to
deductcash from their assets).
Another way the Fed controls:
the morey supply is in Its role as
banker'to the country's banks. If a
.bank. wants to lend more money
to its customers, for example, it
borrows money from the Fed at an
interest rate set by the Board of
This rate, known 'as the dis-
count rate, helps regulate the flow
of money into the economy by
making it easier, (through a lower
discount rate) or more expensive
(through a higher rate) for a bank
to borrow funds.
The overall objective of the
Fed's activities is to foster healthy
economic growth without spark-
ing inflation. Achieving that is
extremely challenging as there are
a multitude of economic-.forces, in
.addition to the money supply that'
are constantly shifting and inter-
acting to push inflation and inter-
est rates one way or the other.
These forces stem from unemploy-
ment figures, business expan-
sions or contractions, the trade
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national savings rate, to name
just a few.
The tangle of cause and effect
among all these factors is
extremely hard to unsnarl, which
is why there is so much second-
guessing .the Fed's frequent deci-
sions to adjust or maintain inter-
,Changes in interest ,rates
Shave a direct effect on the bond
market, with bond prices (the pre-
mium or discount to par value at
which an investor would be will-
ing to purchase bond) nearly
always moving inversely to inter-
est rates .
In other words, 'if interest
rates go up, the prices of existing
bonds go down. This is because
new bonds issued in a rising
interest rate environment will
generally carry a higher coupon
rate (the amount of money a bohd
will pay In interest) and therefore
provide' a higher return to
investors. On the other hand, as
interest rates fall, existing bonds
with higher coupon rates become
more valuable in the market, and
their prices rise,
The effect on the stock market
is not always so direct. Inigeneral,
higher interest rates are perceived
to be bad for, stock markets
because they make investment in
other areas, such as bonds, pre-
cious metals or real estate more
They also can make stocks
appear less attractive as inflation
diminishes the value of the money
corporations earn. Conversely,
lower interest rates are perceived
to be good for stock markets as
they minimize the attraction of
alternative investments and prove
a healthier business environment
for corporations to expand and
thus earn higher profits.
But within these parameters,
neither trend is necessarily good
nor bad for the stock markets
depending 'on the relative impor-
tance of other influences such as
tax changes, political events,
investor confidence, or wars..
During Paul Volcker's 1979-
87 stint as Fed chairman, the
nation's interest rates hit all-time'
highs, with the 20-year treasury
bond reaching 15.1 percent in
; September 1981. Powerful infla-
"tionary forces, including the
..financing of the Vietnam War, the
Organization of Petroleum Export-
ing Countries oil boycotts, and
consumers growing penchant for
using credit cards, forced Volcker
.to raise interest rates to these up-,
coming, :unprecedented heights.
Eventually, however, Volcker's
strong medicine worked, enabling
his successor, Chairman
Greenspan to slowly' lower inter-,
est rates to their current levels.
Just where interest rates go
from here is anyone's gudgs. Con-
flicting signals on their potential
A Sure-Shootin' Winner
Members of the Port -St. Joe Rotary Club recently held a
fundraiser from which the proceeds will go toward the construc-
tion of a scouting building. The foundation for the new "John T.
Simpson Scout Hut" has been poured adjacent to the baseball
complexes near the Centennial Building.
In. the drawing held on Thursday, December 23rd, L. L.
Lanier (left) was declared the winner and recipient of a
Remington 870 Wingmaster 12 gauge pump shotgun. Club mem-
bers Jimmy McNeill (center) and Doug Kent (right) are shown in
the photo above presenting the lucky gentleman with his prize.
The Rotary Club would like to extend its thanks to everyone
who gave donations to the cause during the fundraiser and espe-
cially appreciates Red Carter's at-cost sale of the gun to the
TAFB Firing Range
Warning Signs Posted
Members of the 325th
Security Forces Squadron caution
.everyone to stay clear of the land
adjacent to the Tyndall Air Force
Base firing range.
Trespassing is not only illegal
but also dangerous because of"
gunfire. Warning signs are posted
along the perimeter indicating the
The red range flag will be fly-
ing during the day and the red
beacon will, be flashing, when
night firing is conducted. The fir-
ing, range is. a.24-hour seven-day
operational facility. .
For more information or in .,,
case there is a valid need for
entry, call 283-211.4..
t Worsh'ip at the tg
Chice t is u da
HOUS 'pBy Elizabeth Lanen
Questions and Answ
Dog owners always have questions
about, their pets., Today, with a little help,
from our friends from the American
Veterinary Medical Association, we will
answer some of those questions.
Q. Are over-the-counter sunscreens ef-
fective when used on
A. Ask your veterinari-
an to recommend a sun- l /)Ia
screen that would be effective fj( "
and safe for your dog. You L -
will want, to be sure that the
sun protection factors high enough to be
effective. Because dogs will try to lick the
sunscreen off their noses, be sure the
product is safe if ingested. During the
summer months you may want to try and
minimize exposure to the sun by schedul-
ing activities during the early morning
and evening hours.
Q. According to a dog grooming book,
a carder is a useful grooming tool. What
is a carder and what is the correct way to
use one? .
A. A,carder is a square board with fine
wire teeth and a short handle. It is used to
remove matted and dead hair. When, you
are using a carder, gently work the teeth
through the hair and pull the carder back
out %ith a twisting motion. This will snare
dead hair and mats into the wire teeth.
Q How do you get a convalescing dog
vers About Dpg Care ;
to eat? Will warming pr putting gra'vy
over the food encouragehe dog to eat? -_,
A. Talk to your veterinarian. Some
times a new type of food. will'be :
',- readily accepted by a conva-
S'' lescing dog.' Ask yourveteri-
- .- narian about possible alterma-"
- ,,', :tives to your pet's usual diet.
"' ,, This could include such things
Sas all meat baby food, cooked'
'. l, chicken, lamb, or a prescription
1% tei"'d .t', At thes eame ltim h be sure
that your dog is getting enough
Q. What could cause the tips ofa dog's
ears to be itchy, crusty, and hairless?
A. The problem maybe caused b\ 'ra-'
coptic mange that can infest the dog's eat
tips and flaps causing itchy, crusty, hairs
less skin. This is a problem that requires
riedical attention. Your vetennarian will
examine skin scrapings from th6 problem
area for mites. Once an.accurate diagnosis
is'made, the doctor will prescribe a course
As pei owners, we are concerned about
the care, health, and welfare of our animal
companions. For information about ani-
mal health and care, visit the American.
Veterinary Medical Association's website
at: wsww. avma. org. And remember to
listen for Around The House on your
favorite radio station.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2000 PAGE 5B
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 26, 1999
S REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan
Peters. Jr., John Stanley, Jr. and Warren J.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Deputy Clerk Towari McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don' Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg. Administrator/
Emeirgency Management Director Larry
Wells, Building Inspector/Assistant
Plnsner David jjuchardson, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Health. Department Administra-
tor. Doug. Kent, Mosquito Control
Department Secretary Sandy Hobbs,
Assistant Road Superintendent Bobby
Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P.
Adcpinistrator Bo .Williams, Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent, and
Deputy Sheriff Buddy Cumbie.
0 The meeting was called to order at
7:00 p.m., E.D.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Traylor led
the-'Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Boar.d approved the Consent Agenda, as
'-July 20, 1999 Special Budget Meeting
:'July 22, 1999 Special Budget Meeting
"'-September 8, 1999, Budget Public
,-September 20, 1999 Budget Public
-October 7, 1999 Special Meeting
-October 7, 1999 Value Adjustment
,'.,'7-October 11,. 1999 Workshop
-October 12, 1999 Regular Meeting
-October 20, 1999 Special Meeting
2. Court Order
-Payment to Attorney S. Russell Scholz
(Livingston *1#99-24-CP $250.00 to,
-be paid from Account #70009-31000)
3 S.H.I.P.' '
-Purchase Assistance Eric Elton Wood
-Rehabilitation Assistance James.
.',. PUBLIC HEARING COMP PLAN,
AMENDMENT (CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
PLAN)-Pursuant to advertisement to hold
a~ public hearing. Chief Administrator
Buftler reported, that the Department of
Copmunlcy Afflirs requires the Board to
alopt an annual Capital Improvements
Plin, as part of the Comprehenshie Plan
requirements. and he requested that they.
adbpt the proposed plan to be submitted to
iX't.A Commissioner Yeager mouorted to
popt the proposed plan for submission,
arid Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion. There being no public comment,
the moon passed unanimously.
PUBLIC RECORDS/HIGHWAY 98
Hough. of White City. appeared before the
Board to discuss public access to informa-
tion presented to the County'
Commissioners, realignment of U.S.
Highway 98 (requested the Board withdraw
the resoluuon in support;,.f,,the project),
gates across County roads Irequested the
Board have Attorney McFarland take action
,to have the gates removgl. ,and compre-
hensive plan required on developments of'
more than 199 residential units (requested
that the Board hold a workshop in
February or March and have County staff
research various issues). She presented her
list of requests for the record.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE--
Attorney McFarland advised the Board that
'James Murphy's attorney had submitted a
,Notice of Intent to sue the County for an
'injury Mr. Murphy sustained while playing.
,softball on afield in Wewahitchka.
REQUEST FOR PAYMENT OF OVER-
;BID/TAX DEED-Attorney McFarland
reported: on a request from Bay Medical
Center for payment of an overbid on a tax
deed sale. He stated that Edward and
zShirley, King had a parcel of property which
,was sold at a tax deed sale, which sale
resulted -in receipt of more than was
required for the tax payment.. He'further
reported that Bay Medical Center, has a
judgment against the Kings, and they have
w requested that the' excess funds from
r. e sale be sent to them Upon mouon by
t.0mmissipner Peters. second by
i,.mmi'sslnier Stanley. and unanimous
L .e. the.Board agreed to submit the excess
3. binds (less th'e.Clerk s Feesl to Bay Medical
SCenter. A '" '
LEASE WILLIS LANDING-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that St., Joe
Corporation has agreed to lease Willis
Landing boat ramp and parking area to the
County for $1.00 per year. Commissioner
Stanley motioned to lease this property
from St Joe Corporation, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Knox,
Assistant Road Superintendent Bobby Knee
!" reported that the ramp and surrounding
j property is in good shape. The motion then
Passed unAnimously, and the Board direct-'
ed Chief Administrator Butler to send a let '
Ster of appreciation to St. Joe Corporation;
i VACATION UNION EMPLOYEE-
SAssistant Road Superintendent Bobby Knee
:' reported that an employee of the Road
Department. has been out of work for 7
Months this year due to being involved in a
Traffic accident on his way.to work, and he
Shas requested that the Board allow him to
Scarry 1 week of his vacation over to next
year (he will not accrue vacation for next
Year because he did not work at least 6'
months duringthe current year). Upon dis-
' jcussion (that >he could sell that week of
Vacation back to the County, Mr. Knee stat-
.-d that he wanted 'the days off for next year
SIistead of the pay. After further discussion
regarding union policies, the Board agreed
Sto leave the' policy as it is.
S JOB OPENING TRUCK DRIVER I-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
Sond by Commissioner Stanley, and unant-
Smous vote, the Board agreed to post notices
S-at all departments to fill a Truck Driver IP
DISASTER -, RED. TIDE-Emergency
SManagemient Dire-toi Wells'reported that
She had received a fax informing the. County,
that due to the hardships caused by the
SRed Tide, the Small Business
Adminlstrauon (S.B A.) will provide special
assistance to businesses in the area.
S JOB OPENING EMERGENCY MAN-
.Management Director Wells reported that
Janis Tankersley has submitted her resig-
nation (effective November 12th), and he
requested permission to advertise"t'ofill her
position. Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
SPOTTER WETAPPO LANDFILL-
Upon~ recointmendation by. 'Solid Waste
Director Danford, Commissioner Peters
motioned to hire Patrick Carpenter to fill
the spotter position at Wetappo Landfill
(effective November 1st). Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion, and It passed
ES-Upon request by Veterans' Service
.) Officer Williams, Commissioner Stanley
.motioned that the County fly the Prisoner-
Of-War/Missing-in-Action flags at the
Courthouses in' Port -St. Joe and
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-S.H.I.P, Admin-
istrator Williams reported that he made a
fieldcheck to the house for which Lottie
Jones applied for Rehabilitation Assistance
S(Board approved on 9/14/99), and the
house has been vacant for at least a year.
Upon his request. Commissioner' Stanley
motioned to disapprove her application as
it is not her primary residence. Commis-
sioner Yeager seconded the motion, and it
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-S.H.I.P. Admin-
istrator Williams reported that he is having
problems finding contractors who will par-
ticipate in the.Rehabilitation program, stat-
ing that there are currently 21 units to be
completed and It will take approximately a
year, although they are working as quickly
as possible. He further reported that he is
proceeding with completion of the mort-
gages on the recipients, as it will freeze
their income at that time (new income will
not affect their eligibility once the docu-
ments are completed).
VARIANCE REQUEST (#00771-
040R)/ BRYANT'S LANDING-Thomas
Ferrell, pf Bryant's Landing, appeared
before the Board to request that the Board
reverse their variance approval for Ronald
Fowler (Mr, Ferreli's neighbor) at Bryant's
Landing. Mr. Ferrell discussed the situation
and the building addition in reference to
his own property, stating it is a nuisance
and a fire hazard. Commissioner Peters
then motioned to reverse the previous
agreement to grant a variance to Mr.
Fowler, and Commissioner Stanley second-
ed the motion for discussion. After discus-
sion by Commissioner Stanley that he
would like to meet with Mr. Fowler and Mr.
Ferrell to see if this problem can be worked
out, Commissioner .Stanley withdrew his
second., The motion then died for lack of a
second. Commissioner Stanley agreed to
meet with the property owners affected in
reference to this matter.
JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAM-
Upon request by Chairman Traylor, David
Langston appeared before the Board to
report that he had recently been appointed
to serve as the Administrator for Education
Policy for the State Juvenile Justice
TING-Commissioner Knox reported on a
letter he recetied from St. .Joe Timberlands
regarding the County allowing them access
through Beacon Hill Park to cut pine trees
behind Gulf Aire Subdivision,(to present
excessive property damage in case of a fire
Knox motioned to waive the S150 00 aban-
donment fee and begin the abandonment
process on a portion of the right-of-way in
front ol Ray Littles property, and
Commissioner Peters seconded the moucon
Upon inquiry by Chairman Traylor, Chief
Administrator Buder reported that it Is
Board policy to charge a S150.00 applica.
Uon fee for abandonment procedures to off-
set the costs invohled (advertising. legal
work. etc.I. Alter further discussion about
the circumstances of this request for aban-
donment. the motion passed 4 to 1. with
Commissioner Stanley voting no.
TION-Commissioner Peters discussed the
accusations that the Board has been unfair
to District I, stating that the Board has pro-
vided funds for fire hydrants, fire depart-
ments, a water system in Honeyrille.
Gaskin Park. and patvin of the"Howard
Creek (Doe .'.'hitileld) Road. .~lei then
resigned as Vice Chairman, of the Board.
stating that he does not like discriminauion
against any person, and he motioned that
.Commissioner Stanley serve as Vice
Chairman. Commissioner Yeager seconded
the motion for discussion and, after discus-
sion; the motion passed unanimously
ROAD-Commissioner Peters discussed
complaints received regarding Industrial
Road IC.R 382j, and he requested that
Assistant Road Suberintendent Knee have
his department patch the road as much as
missioner Stanley thanked ,Commissioner'
Peters for stepping down as Vice Chairman
and allowing him the opportunity to serve
,:,He,alpo stated that he will step down as'
Vice Chdirman 1f at any time he feels that
.he cannot do the job properly.
sioner Stanley requested that the Clerk's
Office pride him Aith a copy of the docu-
ments submitted by Marion Hough during
her presentauon earlier In the meeting'
NUISANCE JUNK CARS (OVER-
STREET)-ULpon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley. Chief Administrator Butler report-
'ed on past 'problems with B & A Auto
Towln'g In reference to Junk cars on resl-
denual property (an agreement was reached
regarding clean-upl. 'He further reported',
that there Is a problem again Owner Bill
N Miller s represertauces appeared before the
Board to dl cuss that the\ do not mind
adhering to the rumle,. but the3 feel that
other, similar businesses, 'should have to
comply as well. Chairman Traylor request-
ed; that they have: Mr.. Miller contact Chief
Adminiinstrator Butler on October 27th to set
up a meeting to discuss this matter.
DIKES HOWARD CREEK (FORMER-
LY, M-K RANCHES)-Upbn inquiry ,by
Commissioner Stanley, members of the
Board& discussed problems with the dike on
Eric Stewart's property at Howard Creek
(formerly M-K Ranches). Upon further dis-
cussion, the Board requested that
Administrator Wells check the history of,
this matter and report back to the Board.
LEGISLATION F.E.M.A. MAPPING-,
Commissioner Yeager read a new law which
has been adopted regarding flood insurance
rating maps as prepared by F.E.M.A., and
he thanked Congressman Boyd and mem-
bers of the public, for their assistance in
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FIRE
HYDRANTS-Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Commissfoner
Stanley, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to advertise to receive sealed bids
for fire hydrants (District V 5, District I -
4, District III 4). '
MEETING GULF COUNTY ECONO-
MY-Chairman Traylor reported on a meet-
ing held with Governor Bush and
Representative Kilmer regarding the eco-
nomic distress and proposed development
Sof Gulf County (paper mill, St. Joe/Arvida
proposal, etc.), stating that Governor Bush
is well informed about our needs.,
PACKETS-Chairman Traylor discussed
the change in the meeting format, stating.
that all fndividuials requesting to address
the Board should be placed on.,the agenda
or sign the sign-in sheet and-everyone must
go to the podium and announce their name
for the record prior to .speaking. He ,also
discussed thatinformination packets will no
longer be prepared every two weeks
because the Commissioners need to obtain
the ,correspondence on a daily basis to
allow them to handle matters which may
need immediate attention. He stated that
all information provided to the
SCommissioners will be available to the pub-
lic (at the Clerk's Office), and he presented
a list of items which are not available for
public viewing according to Florida Laws
(Attorney. information, Sealed Bids-until
opened by the Board, certain personnel
Langston applauded Commissioner Peters
for stepping down as Vice Chairman and
allowing Commissioner Stanley to serve in
Blackwell and Marion Hough discussed the
Inconvenience to the public in not having
the organized information packet and past
difficulty in obtaining information.
Chairman Traylor stated that all informa-
tion will be available to the public in the
inquiry by Willie Roche, Attorney
McFarland presented 'proposed wording
which could be placed on the referendum in
March, 2000, for the Board's review.
Commissioner Knox stated that citizens in
his district have told him that they are not
in favor of spending tax dollars on this
issue at present due to the economic situa-
tion in Gulf County.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:30 p.m., E.D.T
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA,
NOVEMBER 4, 1999
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., and Warren J. Yeager, Jr
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Director Larry Wells, Building Official/
Assistant Planner Michael Hammond,
Building Inspector/Assistant Planner
David Richardson, Emergency Management
Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, and Veterans' Service
Officer/S.H.1,P. Administrator Bo Williams.
The meeting was called to order at
11:02 a.m., E.S.T.
AWARD VETERANS' SERVICE
OFFICER-Mr. Paul Goldych, Director of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars Office in St.,
Petersburg and Mr. Jim Hixson, Vice'
President of the Northwest Florida area
'County Veterans' ? Service Officers
Association, appeared before the Board to
present, Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams with the State. of Florida Small.
County Service Officer of the Year .award.
He discussed Mr. Williams' efforts involving
local veterans, stating that Mr. Williams,
has ranked in the top five (5) candidates,
for the past five (5) years, to receive this
award. Members of the Board thanked Mr.
Goldych and Mr. Hixson for attending, and
thanked Mr. Williams for his efforts onw
behalf of the veterans of. Gulf County.
GRANT HAZARD MITIGATION PRO-
GRAM (RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION)-
Chief Administrator Butler reported on a
new grant which is available through the
Hazard Mitigation Program, and discussed'
that he recommends that the Board not -
apply for this grant. Emergency:
Management Director Wells and S.H.I.P.
Administrator Williams stated that the,
grant is too complicated and not beneficial
enough to help the County. The Board
agreed to take no action in this matter.
ROAD DEPARTMENT VEHICLES -
..DUMP TRUCKS-After discussion.
.Commissioner Yeager motioned to pur-
chase two (2) dump trucks for the Road
Department through State Contract (bud-
geted in Capital Equipment/Projects).
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0).
There being no further business and,
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and uhan-
imous (4-0) vote, the meeting did then'
adjourn at 11:14 a.m., E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN ...
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 9, 1999 "1
"REGULAR MEETING -
-""'The Gulf' County. Board of County
Commissioners met this. date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan
Peters. Jr. John Stanley, Jr., and Warren
J Yeager. Jr.
'Others present were- Count) Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administradve Assistant Debbe Wibber,
Director Larry Wells, Building Official/'
Assistant Planner '/Michael Hammond,
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Health Department
Administrator Doug Kent, Mosquito Control
Department Secretary Sandy Hobbs, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford, and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugentf
The meeting was called to order at
7:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Traylor led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. :
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second,. by
C,'mmissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Consent Agenda, as
-October 26, 1999 Regular Meeting
2.. Court Order
"-Payment to Attorriey J. Gordon Shuler
(Hewett #99-337-MM $256.75 to be
paid from Account #72031-31000)
-Payment to Attorney J. Gordon Shuler
(Rhodes #98-392-MM $313.40 to
be paid from Account #72031-31000)
-Gulf County. Health Department
S(Remove '#120-65,120-69, #130-88,
#120-62, #130-76, #120-35, #130-140 '
-County Attorney Timothy McFarland '
(October, 1999 $2,445.00 to be paid
from Account #21314-31100)
-Agency for Health Care Administration '
'(August, 1999 $6,877.99 / September,
1999 $7,150.22 to be paid from
-Powers, Quaschnick, Tischler, Evans &
Dietzen Union Matters (#13982 *
$77.00 to be paid from Account
5. Job Vacancy Announcement
-Post Road Dept. Equipment Operator II
6. Minor Replat Review Fee ($150.00)
7. Payment Request
-E911 Surcharge (GT Corn -$7,613.09)
8. Permit Application Fee ($500.00 Cape
-Purchase Assistance Mr. & Mrs. Chris
-Rehabilitation Assistance Corine
-Rescind Rehabilitation Assistance Mr.
& Mrs. John Pace
-15th National Conference on
Preventing Crime in the Black
Community (May 31 June 3, 2000 *
RECEIVE BIDS HEALTH. LIFE,
OPTOMETRY INSURANCE (#9900-01)-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids (#9900-01) for employee health, life
and optometry insurance, the following-
companies submitted bids which were
tabled for review and recommendation by
the insurance committee: Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Florida: Bryan, LB & Company;
Combined Insurance; Employee Benefits
Design, Inc.; Employers Mutual, Inc.;
MetLife; Reliastar Life Insurance; and
LITIGATION CAPE SAN BLAS
BERM CONSTRUCTION (STUMPHOLE)-
Attorney McFarland reported that there is
litigation regarding construction of the
berm in the Stumphole area, and requested
permission to consult with someone who is
an expert in this field. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this request, with
the expense not to exceed the bid limit
ECOTOURISM GRANT CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE-Chief Administrator
Butler recommended that the Chamber of
Commerce receive the $1,000.00
EcoTourism Gr,ant awarded to the County,
as the Chamber did the majority of the
work for this .grant. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second -by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this recommenda-
ANIMAL CONTROL AUTHORITY-
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
certain members of the Animal Control
Authority (Billy Traylor, Jack Davila, Wayne
Childers, Ray 'Dickens, Charles Tharpe)
have moved or are out-of-town on a regular
basis, and he requested that the Board
appoint new members. Chairman Traylor
requested that the Board members have
recommendations for appointments at the
next regular meeting.
GRANTS PORT ST JOE BOAT-
WORKS/GULF COUNTY SHIPBUILDERS,
INC.-Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed the possibility of applying for.
pEonomic Development Transportation
Fund grants for Gulf County Shipbuilders,
Inc. and Port St. Joe Boatworks (if a retail
business waiver is granted for
"Boatworks"). .Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to request a waiver for
Port St. Joe Boatworks and to apply for
E.D.T.F. grants for both companies.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FINANCING
(DUMP TRUCKS)-Upon discussion
regarding financing for the dump trucks to
be purchased through State Contract,
,Commissioner Stanley motioned to adver-
tise for financing for a 2-year period and a
5-year period. Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the' motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Chief Administrator Butler, also
discussed making a 20% down payment, on
ROAD DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT-
Chief Administrator Butler discussed the
Road Department s need for a new ditch-'
digging machine. stating that there is a nes
piece of equipment on the market that Is
faster and easier to operate than a Badger
(excavatorl. After discussion by members of
.the Board. he stated that the Road
Department has S30.000.00 in their equip.
ment budget, and the machine would cost
$30,000.00 per year if financed for 5 years.
CENSUS 2000 COMMITTEE-91 1
Coordinator Nelson reported on the Census
2000 Committee meeting, discussing that iIt
Is very Important to Gulf County's econom-
ic situation that they have a very accurate
population count. He further reported that
Census workers are needed, and-initeested
individuals should call 229-6201 or 1-888-
325-7"733 to apply (SS8 50 per hour/S.31
per mile). Commissioner Stanley thanked
Mr. Nelson for his work with this program.
PROCLAMATION HOSPICE PRO-
GRAM-After 'discussion by Administrative
Assistant Wibberg regarding the National
Hospice Program, Commissioner Peters
motioned to adopt the following proclama-
tion naming November as National :Hospice
Month.. Commissioner ,Stanley seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
WHEREAS, Hospice of Northwest
Florida, Inc. volunteers and staff provide a
special.kind of caring for those in our com-
munity who are terminally ill: and
S WHEREAS. Hospice has helped meet
the medical, emotional and spiritual needs
of more-than 300.000 terminally Ill adults
and children across the Nation last year
WHEREAS, Hospice focuses on the
entire family; and
WHEREAS, Hospice in the United
States has flourished from one program in
1974 to more than 3.000 today; and
WHEREAS. Hospice celebrates its
25th Anniversary in America this year; and
WHEREAS, .Hospice has served the
people of Northwest Florida since 1984 and.
will serve over 1,900 patients in 1999; and
WHEREAS, an increase in public
awareness and understanding of Hospice
care will better, serve the families of our
community who are faced with a terminal
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will join the hundreds of
Cities, Counties and States in observing the
month of November 'as National Hospice
Month. We will actively encourage the sup-
port and participation of friends, neighbors,
colleagues and fellow citizens in associated
Hospice activities and programs now and
throughout the year. (End)
VARIANCE BRYANT'S LANDING-
Thomas. Ferrell appeared before the Board
to discuss the variance granted to Ronald
Fowler (at Bryant's Landing), stating that
Mr. Fowler's addition is too close to his
property line and that the rainwater from
Sthe gutters has washed a hole in his yard.
After discussion by members of the Board,
Commissioner Peters motioned to deny the
variance, and Commissioner Stanley sec-.
onded the motion for discussion. Following
discussion, the motion failed 4 to I, with
Commissioner Peters voting yes.
Commissioner Stanley then motioned to
Grant the variance with the'previous stipu-
Slations and the following stipulations: (1)'
installation of fire walls inside, outside,
top; (2) removal of the window on the side
near the propertyline; and (3) installation
of a new gutter system. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. : "
CABLE TELEVISION/LOCAL CHIIAN-
NEL-Commissioner Knox read a letter
from MediaCom, stating that South Gulf
County will be given their own local chan-
Snel on the cable system, which will allow
local businesses to advertise and will allow
broadcasting of the Board meetings in the
1999 ROAD PAVING PROJECT -
CHANGE ORDER #1-Upon motion by
Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the following changes
to the 1999 Road Paving Project (Bid
#9899-), contingent upon County Attorney
McFarland verifying that all of the roads
belong to the County. They also agreed to
obtain cost estimates on widening Doc
Whitfield (Howard Creek) Road in the area
to be paved and in other areas which are
very.dangerous. Upon discussion regarding
payment, the Board agreed to meet with the
Clerk and take action on funding at the
a) Pleasant Rest Cemetery Road Over-
MINUTES OF THE
qTy BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
b) Conway Drive, $32,558.40
c) Long Meadow Drive, $29,820.00
d) Fieldstone Lane, $40,320.00
.e) Michael Street, $15,120.00
f) East T; L. James, $15,120.00.
a) Pompano Street Highland View,
b) Ling Street Highland View,
c) Dolphin Street Highland View,
d) Marlin Street Highland View,
e) Redfish Street Highland View, '
f) Sailfish Street Highland View,
g) Snapper Street Highland View,
h) Bonita Street Highland View,
i) Tradewinds Gulf Aire, $8,640.00
j) Exercise Trail Beacon Hill Park,
k) Exercise Trail (Parking Area) Beacon
Hill Park, $2,016.00
1) Santa Anna Street St. Joe Beach,
a) C. C. Road, $82,500.00
b) Ponderosa Pines Drive, $40,320.00
a) Doc Whitfield Road Howard Creek
(from the fresh water ditch to Cypress
BASE BID $375,212.49
TOTAL AMENDED BID $636,514.55
I BASS TOURNAMENT WHITE CITY
PARK-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
.Peters, Carmen McLemore reported on the
State Championship Bass Tournament
held at the White City Park (150 competi-
BEACH ACCESS CAPE SAN BLAS-
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters
regarding a gate on one of the beach access
points at the Cape, Captain Nugent report-
ed that the gate is now open. Commissioner
Yeager stated that in the agreement with
the State regarding driving on the beaches
(in relation to turtle nesting),, the County
agreed to close that area to beach driving at
night from May 1st through October 31st
HIGHWAY 98 REALIGNMENT/ST.
JOE COMPANY-Commislioner Peters
-.ated that he ,iould like for the Board to
hold a workshop regarding the proposed
Highway 98 realignment prior to the public
meeting to be held by St. Joe/Arvida in
April, 2000. He reported that he has sold
his shares of stock in the St. Joe Company,
and"he discussed that he will support con-
struction of a back beach" road if it runs
from Highland 'iev to Courity Road 386
and ifU..S. Highway 98 is left as it is.
Members of the Board further discussed
that Highway 98 -has almost reached the
maximum traffic capacity which D.O.T. will
allow and that, transportation needs to be a
top priority in Gulf County.
.LITTLE LEAGUE FOOTBALL/BUD-
GET AMENDMENT #4-Upon motion -by
Commissioner. Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board, agreed to amend the General
Fund budget as' follows to -provide funding
for the Little League Football Program.
Commissioner Peters also requested that a
letter. be submitted to the School
Superintendent to request that the Little
Leaguers be allowed to use the school sta-
dium for their games., .
BUDGET AMENDMENT #4
Parks & Recreation:
Aid To Private Organizations:
#57172-82000; Original Budget $.00;
Increase .$3,000.00; Decrease $.00;
Amended Budet S3.000 00,"
Reierne for C:,urigencie .
k999?84.95000'. Original 'Budget
$263,334.00; .Increase $.00; Decrease
$3,000.00; Amended Budget
INMATE WORK CREWS-
Commissioner Yeager discussed the service
provided by the Department of Corrections
work crew recently assigned to his district,
thanking Lieutenant McLemore for their
assistance with the ballfields, parks, etc.
INDIAN PASS BOAT RAMP-
Commissioner Yeager requested that Chief
Administrator Butler check the Indian Pass"
boat ramp bumper system and walkway rail
to obtain an estimate on repairing these
DIKE HOWARD CREEK-Upon
inquiry. by, Commissioner Stanley,
Administrator Wells reported that the
Northwest Florida Water Management
District now owns the property that was
previously known as M-K Ranches. After
discussion that no action .was ever taken
regarding the dike (the Board had suggest-
ed that the property owners sign petitions);
Chairman Traylor agreed to send a letter to
Northwest Florida Water Management
District regarding this matter.
MEDICAID BILLING-Upon discus-
sion by Commissioner Stanley regarding
certified letters sent to the Board members
from the' Agency for Health Care
Administration regarding delinquent med-
icaid billings, Commissioner Yeager stated
that the Clerk's Office handles the Medicaid
billings for the Board.
inquiry by Commissioner Stanley, Attorney
McFarland reported that' an appeal has
been filed In the Armstrong case, and
although it has not been confirmed, he
believes the claims bill was retracted from
this legislative session.
RURAL AREA OF CRITICAL CON-
CERN-Commissioner Stanley presented a
list of eleven (11) benefits that will be
received if Gulf County is designated as a
"Rural Area of Critical Concern" according
to legislation passed in Senate Bill 1566.
VARIANCE REQUEST-Chief Admin-
istrator Butler requested that a roadside
variance of 20 feet (Highway 98) be granted
to John and Carole Kelly Zivnuska, per
guidelines set forth by the Planning &
Development Review Board. Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved this request.
FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT-Chairman Traylor requested that
Chief Administrator Butler submit a letter
to Marion Hough, informing her that the
Governor (not the Board of County'
Commissioners) appointed Sharon Gaskin
to serve on the Northwest Florida Water
Management District Board.
CABLE TELEVISION BOARD MEET-
INGS-Chairman Traylor reported that he
had met iith members of the Wecahitchka
City Commisuion. and they have agreed t'.-
air the County Commission meetings on
their local cable channel.
TIME CHANGE MEETINGS/HIGH-
WAY 98 REALIGNMENT-Upon discussion
by Chairman Traylor, Commissioner Yeager
motioned to change the starting time for
regular Board meetings to 6:00 p.m., E.T.
effective the next regular meeting, and
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion
for discussion Members of the public dis-
cussed that citizens from the Wewahitchka
area would just be getting off work when
the meetings begin, and Chairman Traylor.
stated that there has been no change in the
meeting attendance- since the meetings
were changed to 7.00 p.m.. E.T.
Upon inquiry by Nanlvn Blackell
regarding the Highway 98 Realignment dis-
cussion, Commissiloner Peters stated that
he supports leaving Highway 98 as it is now
and constructing a "back beach" road.
Richard Brenner thanked Commissioner
Peters for' his position regarding this mat-
Upon inquiry by Mr. Brenner regard-
ing rotating the Board meetings between
Port St. Joe and W,-ahitchka. Chairman
Traylor reported that the law requires that
all regular Board meetings be held at the
County Seat (Port St. Joe). After discussion
by Charles Doyle about waiting until the
City of Wewahitchka begins airing the
Board meetings, Commissioner Peters stat-
ed that he feels the meetings should begin
at 7:00 p.m., E.T.
After further discussion, Commis,
sitoner Yeager amended his motion to begin
the regular Board meetings at 6:00 p.m.,
E.T,, effective the first regular meeting in
Commissioner Knox seconded the
amended motion, and it passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners Peters and Stanley voting
There being no further business and
upon motiofibyCoinmissiOnerYeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley. and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:33 p.m., E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
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1986 Mazda 626 for sale. A/C. new
Sony stereo & speakers. Car runs great.
$999. Call 647-9868. : 2tc.1/6
1983 Toyota Celica for sale. Great
run-around/work car. 8700 OBO. Call
S 639-4343. Itc 1/6'
1995 Class A MOTOR HOME. 32' Sun
Voyager. Turbo diesel. *Will consider.
trade $58,500.Call 648-8312. tc 1/6,
(1996 Century 2300 CC boat for sale
with Bimini Top, 200 Yamaha & trailer.
Idicludes AM/FM. stereo, VHF radio,
dual livewells. Excellent condition.
Asking $18,500. Call 850-639-2007
after 4 p.m. CT weekdays. 3tc 1/6
FOR RENT: Available for immediate
all occupancy. 2BR/2BA mobile home in
Highland View, 443 Angel Fish Dr.
$350/mo. Contact -Prudential Resort
Realty, 227-2000. .- ltc 1/6
FOR' RENT:Avallable now. 2BR/2.5BA
town homes in Port St. Joe. Excellent
d6ndition. Washer/Dryer hookups.
Contact Prudenti l Resort Realty. 227-
2000. ltc 1/6
trailer for rent in St. Joe Beach.
2BR/ IBA. C/A, no pets, dep. required.
Call 229-6825. 4tp 12/30
SSt. Joe Beach
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
'tfc 1 /6
Available Soon! One
PINE RIDGE APTS., 125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting -
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
for small 2-bedroom apartment.
517 1/2 4th St. (upper)
.IPort St. Joe
$240 per month/water paid/
227-3579 ,rt ,/6
2BR/1BA House. 9th St., PSJ. $385 per
mo. 229-2748 or 647-9214. tfc 12/30
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfc 1/6
2BR extra large duplex apt., C/H&A,
washer/dryer, screened porch, near
beach, no pets, prefer long term. $600
per mo. Call Chuck 648-8211. tfc 1/6
2BR apartment unfurnished; cable,
water & garbage furnished. Ocean view,
1004 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. $550/mo
+ $550 dep. on 1-year lease. Call before,
6:00 CT 648-4922 or 648-5139. tfc i/6:
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 1/6
A nice, clean, quiet, upstairs IBR effi-
ciency type apart, in PSJ. Fully furn.
with all utilities included. $100/wk or
$400/mo. Dep requir-ed Call 639-3600
nights/weekends or 229-2727 days
Mexico Beach mobile home lot for rent."
.Ask about free month's move-in. Call
648-8201. tfc 1/6.
1 & 2 BR apartments for.rent 2 blks
from beach. Reasonable. Call 647-3220
Sor 648-9572. tfc 1,/6
Quaint building, clean, small. easy to
decorate, ideal for small. weddings,
recep. dinners. Great rates. For info.,
call 227-1278, or 227-1776. tfc 1/6
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities, energy efficient const.,: stove &
refrig., furn., fully carpeted. 1 BR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS tec 1/6
We have several long/ short-term rental
--units-at ,Mex. Bch. & Gape San Bias.
Monthly, Weekly & Daily Off-Season
Rates Now Availablel Call Thompson-
Rish Realty at Cape San Blas 227-9600
or Mex. Bch 648-5449. tfc 1/6
5" ay 'wTh aw Il
Ofc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
Now Renting Spacious
1 bedroom apartment
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL,
32456 (850) 227-7451
Some subsidy available
Central heat.and air
Wall to wall carpeting
L* aundry facilities
Voice/TTY Access .
Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to waillcarpeting
*0 On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access L.
S(352) 472-3952 M m
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Voice/TTY Access .
S (352) 472-3952 15111
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
* One bedroom apartment, .washer/
dryer hookup, .
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 1/6
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court, St.
Joe Beach. No pets, 1 .blk. from beach.
Call 647-5106. .. tfc 1/6
[I7 GARAGE SAL! I
3 Care-Givers needed for elderly.wo-
man. 3 diff. shifts open. Need at least, 3
references when called. Nursing exp. or
CNA preferred. Call 647-3224. 2tc 12/30
Medical Assistant, CNA or LPN needed
for. busy dr.'s office. Pr to start. Drug-
free workplace. Hiring immediately.
Salary neg. Call 229-8979. 4tc 12/16
HELP WANTED: Contact Garry L.
Gaddis Air Conditioning at 648-5474
LOST: 1 gold hoop earring on Dec.4th.
If found, please call 647-3334.
FOUND: Christmas gifts on Hwy 98 at
South'end ofTyndall (just outside Mex.
SBch.). Identify & pay for ad. 227-2251
Yard Sale: Sat. Jan. 8, 8:00-12 noon.
J117 ,Abalone Ave., Beacon Hill. Boys
name brand clothes, misc; Little Beaver
camper. ltc 1/6
Yard le Sal Sat. Jan. 8, 8:00--12 noon.
1007 Marvin Ave.. Entertainment Cen-
ter. sewing machine, bean bag, clothes,
lots of misc. ltp 1/6
The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applicaUons for Teacher on Special
Assignment (Early Childhood Centers
Manager). Persons having applications
on file in the School Board Office and
wishing to be considered for this posi-
tion must request to have their applica-
tion submitted. Application form and
job description are available at the dis-
trict office or see application at
www.gulf.k12.fl.us. Completed applica-'
tions should be sent to Ms. Sara Joe
Wooten, Director, Gulf County School
Board, 150 Middle School Road, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. Application deadline is
January 12, 2000, 12:00 NOON, E.T.
The Gulf County School Board is an
equal opportunity employer. Itc 1/6.
Medical Office Clerk needed. Part-time
to start. Drug-free workplace. EOE. Call
229-8978 2tp 1/6
Need or want to lose weight?
Hottest guaranteed diet in USAI
100% Natural. Dr. Recommended
1-904-346- 1150 2io 1230
Yamaha generators. 1.0kw- 12kw gas &
6.5kw diesel. Up to 8150 rebate on cer-
tain units through 1/31/2000.
Financing available. No money down.
Marquardt's Marina, Hu.v 98. Me.xico
Beach, 850-648-8900. ufc1/6
Used furniture for sale. Johnnle's
Trim Shop. 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.
Bassett Baby Crib S95. Call 827-1304.
tfc 1/6 .
INVENTORY CLEARANCE Arch steel
buildings. Select Models-25x30,
30x42, 50x1 10. '99 Steel Prices While
supplies Last! Great Workshops/
Garages. Call 1-800-341-7007.
www.steelmasterusa.com Itp 1/6
For Sale: Sleeper Sofa (Beige print)
w/matching chair. In good condition.
S95. Call 648-2265. 2tc 1/6
For Sale: Lazy Boy recliner. dining table
- 6 chairs. water heater. rocking chair &
2 cedar chests. Call 227-1804. tp le,6
For Sale: 4 custom alloy 17 inch rims
with five P215/50RI7'GoodYear Eagle
RS-ATtres. S550. Call 647-3181 after 5
p.m. 2tp 1/6
For Sale: White fridge, like new & white
gas stove, like new. $400 for both or
200 each. Call 229-8322 or 227-2175
Come to my "opportunities" page-
Dozens of sites to Earn $$$.
Hut/free4u.html Come here: https://
They.-pay for your referrals. Start New
Century off nght. Use my referral: mar-
lonhough @email.com and you will
receive $10 for 100 referrals. That's
S$1,000 plus $20 for signing up. Happy
New Century. Marion Hough. ltc 1/6
30,gal. fish tank w/stand, fish & acces-
sories (Chinese style), $300; Chair exer-
ciser $75; Round table/no chairs $50;
Size 10 jeans, $5 each; short rabbit fur
jacket, $175. Call 229-2576. itc 1/6
For Sale: 32' 5th wheel camper. 1979.
very pretty/fair condition, $2,700. Must
sell. Make offer. FL#850-648-8439. or
GA#770-385-9936. 4tc 1/6
Pentium PC, Packard Bell Synera, 100
mhz, 16. RAM/1GHD,' soundcard,
modem,, microphone, speakers. CD,'
color monitor, software, $400. Call 227-,
3459. 2tp 1/6:
Gina the Clown
Available for birthday parties
Magic, face painting, balloons & games
Party room for rent ai Slice and Ice,
Mexico Beach Party room includes clown
shove, pizza, drinks and ice cream.,
No fuss No muss. Call 850-648-4772.
Mobile Home for sale. 14x65. 2BR/1BA.:
As is, to be moved. $5,000. Call 227-
7372. 2tp 1/6
Sefl" hose 'Unwanted Items
with A Chssified Ad!
Tace.)burs :*o! 227-1278
Place bTS' I-
FOR RENT HELP WANTED MISCELLANEOUS
TRADES and SE.UCE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
Thi ar eas -most experienced refinishers.
827-6828 ask for Dusty
* Residential "Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EINB5931115646 (850) 647-4047
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments *Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
jpeclializing in Vacation Rental Properties
(PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
Best prices in town!
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
SVickery Enterprises, Inc.
BOB'S PAINT &
-30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body &- Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
,/ MINI-STORAGE \
5x10 10X10 10X20
On site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
RA0043378 I ER0007623
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 1/6
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
/ (850) 229-8581
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES
i will work for you.
Licensed and Insurecd Serving
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port
St.Joe and Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492
Specializing in Reroofs*
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
2026 Marvin Avenue
Saflal Port St. Joe, FL 32456
~ \ Phone(8 50)
l -25 Years Experience 229-68 59
K GARRY L. GADDIS .
AIR, CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
648-S474 FL UCENSE EROOt 0992, RAl 1542198
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190
COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE
Offices available in Historic District
Prudential Resort Realty
V of St. George Island
YEAR END Special
New 3BR/2BA doublewide. Start-
ing at $25,995.
New 3BR/2BA doublewide w/gla-
mour bath & fireplace. $29,995.
New 3BR/2BA. 16x80 singlewide.
New 3BR/2BA, 32x52. $32,995.
All available in Zone III. Also DCA
Modulars for government assisted
programs (SHIP, VA, FHA, Rural
Sil's Mobile Homes, Inc.
1023 N 'Tyndall Pkwy
Panama City, FL 32404
Open 8-8 Mon. Fri., Sat. 8-6,.
Jack Russell Pup. 1 cute Female left. 11
weeks old, shots, wormed, reg. papers
available. Reduced to $250. 229-8785
2 tp 1/6 -
For Sale by Owner: Gorgeous beach
front .(100 ft) property on Indian Pass
overlooking St. Vincent Wildlife Preserve
Island. High anddrv. Thick with live
oaks. S320.000. 1-850-267-1404 or 1-
850-267-0057. 6tp 12/16
House For Sale By Owner: 4BR/2BA,
fenced yard, boat shed, 1703 Garrison
Ave. 850-229-8474. tfc 12/2
, 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
For Sale By Owner: 14'x70' mobile
home 2- blocks from beach, corner lot,
$68,000. Call 229-6961. tfc 12/2
In Wewahitchka: 3 BR/2BA Brick
home. CH&A. Fireplace/gas logs, 2 car
garage on 4 lots. S 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 bik) w/barn. 8225.000
1850) 639-2511 alter 5 p.m. CT .... .
Page 8 The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Jan. 6. 2000
TRAD E andSER IE
NEED CARPENTERS? Call between
8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. ET. 827-6464
S40 Yex Ecpecc, O(850.) 827-2766
"Tronsms,o.n Ser.ice Owner. David Galnous
*01 ChangesEr.g.ne Oerhauls
GAINOUS AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE
Complete Automotive Services
643 Dolphin St., 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
OWNER Ben Sherrill
Ijk s850) 648-2123 ,
CARPET & CERAMIC TILE
MI'CHAEL KENT SHOWROOM-3200-D HWY. 98
S Soles & Installations MEXICO BEACH, FL 32410
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 221-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
REAL ESTATE SIGNS
VEHICLES & BOATS
& MUJC MUCH MORE.
S- j 7 2N. ST. `r 850-227-3777
* X E XE PORT ST. JOE. FL. 8
Jerry's This and That
Antiques Collectables Used Furniture TV's Appliances
2457 Hwy. 71 North JERRY or JANE KEEL
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 (850) 639-4172
Mize Plumbing, Glass & Suppgl, lInc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO05 1008, EROO11618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
lbe ER0013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time CaHl
Power Poles Trailer Hookups a Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construdtion
THE CABINET SHOPPE
JEFF POWELL OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmerto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port Sr Joe, FL 32456 Fax 648-8752
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
1c10o7, Licensed and Insured Lic #RR-0067199
S .Hangiing Baskets Evergreens '
Annuals Assorled Trees
Grounds Covers & Mudcl Morel
ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-2112
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service,
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St.. Joe, FL 32457
Highway 98* Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
7 -7 w Of erin g ...
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!
Will giveyour home a quality clean. FOR
Regular basis desired. Flat rate $45. th operator:
Please call 229-6366 or leave mess. Back Hoe aderBobcat
Back Hoe e Loader Bobcat
Bucket Truck Bush Hog Power
Tiller 12' x 16' Trailer Docks Piers
Walkways Boat Repairs Welding.
Trim and finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheetrock &
All types ofcarpentry work.
Insured Over 25 years experience.
:Dermontt Vause 653-9760
Carl Lamb 227-2153.
. I 12/
Cape San Bias Expeditions
Sea Kayak Sales & Tours
Certified Kayak Instructor
S 324 Sandpiper Rd, Cape San Bias
Port St Joe, FL 32456
Phone (850) 227-7388
New, Remodeling, Rewire or Repair
' .. No Job TboiSmall
Vie do il lot-We II do t ,ght
U LICENSED 8 INSURED
UC# ERO015040 TimMaestri.
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING INiCLEAN TOP SOIt
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -LBUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
oDd e Brer, or r
42 1.SoUTH iHWAY 71 ...:': '." 0394-
(WE c A 3246 C
C"omePu ltl itallk 6907 Doc Whitfied Road off
Slensan ,sufpi! Highway 71 in Howard Creek
P Pizza :, '" '1 : ." :
Groceries Open 7 dv. ek a c
Everything a rek
uFres Meats a 5.30 a ii urul-, yo ne Fo a". Creek
your great COUNT LY MAsT 1
S adventure DERa PaOCEsssD INTO GROUND BEEF, Lion SAUSAGE,
k (850) 827-8055 sMOKED, OR CuReD CUT & WRAPPED F OR oiR FREEZER
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire BFRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A I1M alI Iw Frad I R start.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6907 or 227-5373
^* -, ;' S> ** ^ 11: 2 9 .
STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner
Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
from. Plus r-any architectural designs
available : ,
S office: (850) 229-9588
mobile: (850) 227-5424
QUALITY STUCCO WORK
STEAM CLEANING' STEAM CLEANING
1 CARPET CLEANING
01 *'. Odor Control *,24 Hr. Water Damage w Z
u* Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663 L
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANc 29
PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSE CONTRACTORR RR0067101
659-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME
+VINYL+SIDINGT WORK+ *SOFFIT AND FACIA#
CARPORTS* + F PC *PATIO COVERS*
*SCREEN ROOMS R R *FLORIDA ROOMS+
*DECKS* L S*PORCHES .,
*AWNINGS** + *SHUTTERS*
v WINDOWS+ GUTTERS#
SCREEN ROOM 10' X 16' $1495
SINGLE CARPORT 10' X 20' $995
DOUBLE CARPORT 20' X 20' .$1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14' X 65'--- $2495
10' X16' INSULATED FLORIDA ROOM $4995
independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. PortSt. Joe FL
"America's Best Selling Brand"
Free Estimates RFOO66770
Emergency Service Available
SWillard Richaids. Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V. '
Port St. Joe. FL 32456 .
SDAN OAKES, Owner/Operator
8207 Pelican Walk St. Joe Beach
Al 4p 12/16
Catherine L. Collier
A Independent Sales
' 11 Representative
S 11 Alien Memorial Way
.V-.. Port St Joe
AVOn (850) 229-6460
In Wewahitchka: ENERGY EFFICIENT
Log Home. 3BR/2 1/2 BA, CEH&A.
Fireplace. LR. DR. Kit/Pantry. Lg Farn
Rm., .2 car garage. On. 3 lots. Appraised
at $155,000. Sale Price-S149,000.
(850) 639-2511 after 5 p.m. CT 4o' 12/16
BUILDINGS FOR SALE
219 Reid Avenue 60' x 90'
S (5400 SQ FT) ,
Williams Street 30' x 85'
(2550 SQ FT)
Lots for sale in Port St. Joe. Four lots
corner of Palm Blvd. and 19th St. High
_& dry2 no fill needed. Will sell all or split.
Phil 227-2112 day or 229-8409 night
By Owner: 3BR/ IBA bik home w/virnll
siding. Juniper Ae.. near schools. Pan.
rm. extra kit.. CH/A. carport. 40' work-
shop/shed 12'x24' uLl. shed. sat. dFsh.
auto sprinkler sys. fenced back yard
875.000. Call 229-6070. Lfc 12/2
SAVE BEFORE Y2K! Lots for sale in
White City. Call 850-643-5381. .tfc i/P
1/2 acre lot & 12'x60' mobile home.for
sale on Pleasant Rest Cermetery Rd. in
Overstreet, 829,000. Call 229-6961 .,.
" For All Your
Printing Needs .
-:. The Star "
, Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 .2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 324 10 Simmons Bayou on St.Joe Bay
1.800.485.7478 or 888.458.7470
Come and Nest at the Beach! New Listing! Beachside
townhouse at 2703-A Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. Two bedroom,
1.5 bath beach retreat. Very short walk to beach, close to restau-
rants. New ceramic tile downstairs & new carpet upstairs. Fresh
paint inside & out along with new wallpaper in kitchen & bath.s-
Privacy fenced landscaped back yard & patio. Great view from
deck off master bedroom. Comes with all appliances and seller
is negotiable on some furnishings. Great permanent home or
rental. $145,900. 'Owner is Lie, Florida Real Estate Agent. MLS
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
Resort Realty of
S Sti. George Island
St. Joseph Bay Office Barr
1520 C.R. C-30, Port SI: Joe, Florida 32456 1
(850) 227.2000 888-227.2110 850
St. George Island
ier Dunes at Caie San Blai,
110 Barrier Dines Drive, Pqrt St. Joe, FL 32456
-229-9800 800293.0428, ext. 107
PORT ST. JOE Family Home, PORT ST. JOE. 1007 Marvin
4BR/2.5BA, 2551 .-sq. ft. dwelling Avenue, 3BR/2BA, 2100 sq. ft.'
with dining/kitchen combination, family home with large kitchen,'-
family room, fireplace, on land- pantry, breakfast bar, family room,
escaped lot with an in-ground pool. fireplace, Flotida room, deck and
Home, is an excellent value in a workshop. Great neighborhood for.
quaint section of town. $114,900. the kids, close to the ball parks.
MLS#4700. $132,900. MLS#3989.
GAINNIE HOME 3BR/2.5BA, BARRIER DUNES Premier'
2050 sq.'ft. home on quiet street in Beachfront Townhome. Luxur-,
Port St. Joe. Wonderful master bath ious 3BR/3.5BA tastefully decora -j
with garden tub and separate shower. ed, completely refurbished town-
This home features a fireplace in the home with all the amenities: fire-
family room, and raised ceilings, place, lavish master bath, 3 decks,
$122,500. MLS#4277. and a panoramic Gulf view. I,
@1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and 1 are registered service marks'
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. FL
" '. -t 12/9
SSatellite Service '
6331 Georgia Avenue Call (850) 647 3171
bPort St Joe, FL 32456 (:ell (850) 899 1061