The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 13, 2000
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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The Star On Line at http:/lwww.StarFL.com

324 Per Copy
Plus 3. Tax ... .

New Addition at G/F Opens
Educational Opportunities
See Story & Photos on Page 3A
4th Graders Visit Living
History at Museum
Pictorial Display on Page 1B
Gulf Rangers/Rangerettes
Tour Post Office See Page 5B
St. Joseph Bay Committee
Meeting Where? When? Page 3A
Adidas Shoot-Out in 'The
Dome" See Sports Page 8A
Law Enforcement Activities
Cities & County'on Page 6A
Geri-Care Grand Opening
When? Page 3A
School Happenings See 2B
Census 2000 Makes Sense
Count the Reasons on rage 7A.

Nekton Job


Now Available

John Dixson, president ofr
Nekton Dive Cruise Ships,. Inc.,
has made applications available a
little sooner than he originally
thought for the up to 61 positions
Opening' at Gulf County'
Shipbuilding, Inc.
"Applications are available.
now," said Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce Executive Director
Diane Scholz .
They are available at the Gulf
County Chamber, of Commerce
office in Port St. Joe and the
Wewahitchka City Clerk's Office
in Wewahitchka. Applicants
should pick up the applications
and, after completing the form.
, i return it to the Gulf Countyr
Chamber of Commerce office.
Scholz said when the applica-
tions. are received, a time for
interviews will be scheduled.
All applications need to be
returned by the 2 1st of January.
Interviews will be held January
26th at the Chamber office. An
additional day may be added for
interviews, if necessary. .
Gulf County' Shipbuilding.
Inc. will be constructing new dive
cruise ships for Nekton and any'
other companies interested in the
specially designed boat.
The company also has plans
to employ 30 additional people at'
Port St. Joe Boat Works and Dry
Storage, Inc. "
Dixson' aid .the company is.
currently ,dealing with the
Department of Environmental
Protection for various permits and
environmental issues. The St. Joe
Company is also going to widen
the roadbed to the "Dynamite
Dock" in preparation for paying.
The county has applied for
nearly $2 million in. grant funds to
pave the roadway. The Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative will be
installing power to the area, once
the roadbed is widened, as plans,
are being made to begin.construc-
tion. .
According to Dixson, the com-
^ pany is shooting for an April 'date
to begin operations.


Slows Traffic
Near Schools
During the Wewahitchka City
Commission's regular meeting
Monday evening, commissioners
decided to slow traffic down on
East River Road, near
Wewahitchka Elementary and
High Schools.
The board discussed an
increased incidence of traffic-
related problems in the area and
the risk to students' safety. They
unanimously decided to reduce
speed limits to 15 miles per' hour
in the school zone when the
school traffic lights are flashing.
The board also accepted the
bid of Kenny Strange Electric for
$17,366.95 for lift station repairs.
Strange's bid was the only one
received by the board, but its
members felt it was fair and pro-
ceeded with the project.

Judge Signs Stones Bankruptcy Plan

Taxes Should Be Paid In Full; Many Creditors Will Only Receive 10 on the Dollar

United States. Bankruptcy
Judge Peter J.' Walsh signed the
order of confirmation last
Thursday, January 6th, approv-
ing the plan offered by Stone
Container Company (a wholly-
owned subsidiary of Smurfit-
Stone Container Corporation) to
take over ownership of the Florida
Coast Paper Company mill.
While it's not clear in the
order, it is anticipated that the
plan will go into effect on ,January
18th ,and the conditions of the
plan will be fulfilled by Stone
Container Company.
Local union president John
Reeves was present during. the
plan hearings last Wednesday in
Delaware. He noted in a conversa-
tion early this week that efforts to
oppose the plan were not signifi-
cant for the judge to not consider
the plan.
Now That The Plan Is Approved
And: ... .
SIn light of everything that has
taken place in recent weeks, there
are several, conclusions that can.
be logically assumed about the
prognosis for possible future
operation of the mill.
First and foremost, it is
unlikely the mill will operate even
though there are indications it
will be mothballed for protection
of the machinery in case of future
desires to restart the mill.

, W. J. Smurfit made his
intentions public as has been
.reported in The Star several
weeks ago when he was reported

, Union Meeting Planned
[ Reeves said a imeting is being
Called for Saturday, January
15th, at 12:00 noon, with mem-

Union Meeting This Saturday at 12:00 Noon in

the Port St. Joe High School Commons Area
f. ,,

in a trade magazine as staung
that the. Florida Coast Paper
Company mill will not run again.
According to Reeves, the only
promising news as far as the long
term operations status of the mill
Is that the local mill is in better
shape than any Lof the five,
Smurfit-Stone mills currently;
shut down and in mothball sta-
SReeves said the word he .
received was that the mill would
be maintained with a skeleton
crew. during the mothball phase.
Also, it would be the most cost
effective mill to restart and first in
line if market conditions
improved, or. if the need existed
for the increased capacity.
In any event, if the owners did
one day decide to reopen the mill,
it is estimated that it would take
approximately one year to bring it
back into production.

hers of the unions. International
and local union representatives
will be on hand to share and dis-
cuss what the employees' portion
of the plan is.
The meeting will be held at
, the Port St. Joe High School
Commons Area.
S "It does appear that an agree-
Sment to a settlement has been
reached on behalf of employees
that is more favorable than the.
minimum standards of what the
I U. S. Bankruptcy Court requires,"

Reeves said.
Attorneys have been negotiat-'
ing over portions of the employ-
ees' claims. Unsecured creditors
could' get as little as ten cents on
the dollar for monies owed. to
them. Efforts 'by the union attor-
neys have. been to identify, the
secured and unsecured debt and
receive the best deal possible for
union members.
Once the plan goes into effect,'
a full list of secured and unse-
cured creditors and their pro-.
posed settlements under the,
bankruptcy provisions should be'
made public. It has been estimat-
ed that Stone Container Company
will pay somewhere in the neigh-
borhood of S 120 to S130 million
to gain control of the mill.
All delinquent taxes will be
paid In full to taxing authorities
within Gulf C6unty. The City of
Port St. Joe is also owed approxi-
mately $5 million in unsecured

credits, most of which is connect-
ed to debt payments, operations,
and maintaining the city's giant
wastewater treatment plant oper-
City attorneys have been
negotiating to try and have some
portions of that debt prioritized in
the plan's language in hopes of
exceeding the 10% base figure.
Bondholders are expected to
get $110 million plus interest and
county taxing authorities should
receive $5.285 million.
Pat Floyd, attorney for Gulf
County Tax Collector Eda Ruth
Taylor. said the county's figure
will include the taxes plus inter-
est and attorney's fees.
Floyd said he expects the
county to begin receiving payment
on the delinquent tax within the
next seven to 10 days. I
The new owner is also respon-
sible for current taxes on the
mill's property values.

Ta incentive J s for reu

.County Commissionr and EDC Plan for March Referendum

Gulf County voters will have
another opportunity on the March
presidential preference ballot to
voice their opinions on tax abate-

meant (or incentives) being added
to the list of amenities Gulf has to
bring to the bargaining table
when dealing with prospective

Ecotourism Could Be

Big In Gulf's Future 1

Board Tables Several Issues In ,,' "

Tuesday's Commission Meeting' i -
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Ecotourism. or nature-based
tourism, is probably going to be
an important factor in the future
of Gulf County. Jay Liles, of The
Ecotourism Institute. received
unanimous support from Gulf
County commissioners during
their regular meeting Tuesday
evening for his training program
for nature-based tourism jobs.
He explained that nature-
based tourism is one of the fastest
growing segments of the tourism
market, and that Gulf County
probably has some of the best
natural amenities in the' state of
Fifty percent of the visitors to"
Florida include' nature-based
activities in their vacation plans.
with the top five of those activities
being visiting and exploring
shoreline parks 'and preserves,
%Iiewing wildlife, hiking, and.
nature trials through ecosystems.,
Fishing. camping. snorkeling,
and numerous other activities are
also way up on the list of things to
do-and the activity is growing at
a-rate of 300 per year. according
to Liles.
His company would provide
job training for people wishing to
consider nature-based tourism as
a trade. The target participants
would be displaced workers
within Gulf County.
The eight week course not
only trains individuals in how to
operate the business, but focuses
on management skills and how to
start .up a new business. Liles
said the St. Joe Company has
offered him office space in the
railroad building from which to
operate the training program.
He will meet with members of
the Workforce Development Board
this month in hopes of having
"ecotourism" listed as one of its
target businesses, so the training
would qualify for assistance pro-
Bobzien.Givenl Ultimatum
Commissioners unanimously
agreed to a recommendation by
County Building Inspector
Michael Hammond to give
Michael Bob'zien seven days to
comply with the county's request,
or the board will begin the con-
demnation process on the Cape
Hammond told the board that
most of the punch list of building
code deficiencies had been
worked out since the board's last

meeting with Bobzien In
December. But, the major bone of
contention was the foundation.
and that problem has not been
Hammond's request included:
(1) pay $2.484.32 in permit fees
and penalties, survey costs, and
attorney's fees; (2) provide a set of
sealed plans signed off by an engi-
neer that meet code require-
ments. and (3) Immediately begin
repair work and complete it
within 60 days. Failure to do so
will result in the county beginning
condemnation procedures.
Hammond has pointed put
that the home was originally per-
mitted for 1,966 square feet--but,
the actual structure is over 6,000
square feet.
"If he had followed the rules

Jay Liles addressed the bo
training program for nature-bas

and gotten the work inspected,
this would have never happened,".
Hammond said.
. Bobzien said he had an engi-
neering report that said his con-
crete slab was o.k.
Hammond ex-plained that the
second floor addition (not permit-
ted) was supported on the slab,

oard concerning his company's
.ed tourism jobs.
and there was no way it met code
Fisher Construction Awarded
Administrative Biilding Bid
Fisher Construction (of
Wewahitchka) came in as the low
bidder to complete the Interior of
See COMMISSION on Page 3A)

"'-'- --"-.....

County commissioners agreed to help reopen Roberts Cemetery in Dalkeith during the board's
meeting Tuesday. Commissioner John Stanley asked the board to help with some surveying needs
and road work. The four-acre site used to service a thriving community in the area and has grave
sites dating back to the early 1800's.
Pictured above, from left, Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr., County Extension Agent Roy Lee
Carter, Commissioner Johnny Stanley, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford, and Chief Administrator
Don Butler look over a map of the cemetery and discuss plans to make the improvements.

businesses wishing to locate here.
This is not a new issue' for
voters: last .November they nar-
rowly voted the question down.
while favoring the tourist develop-
ment tax on side-by-side county
referendum questions placed on
the general election ballot.
Commissioners have made no
bones about feeling at fault for the
question not being approved by
voters. They blame themselves for
not getting the message out and
demonstrating just how valuable
tax abatement is as a tool to lure
prospective businesses to -:Gulf
County., .
Tied to that lure is jobs. and
members of the Economic
Development Committee and Gulf
County Commission met in spe-
cial session Tuesday afternoon at
5:00 to begin making plans to get
that message out to voters.
#1 Question
During the discussion,
Economic Development Commit-
tee Chairman Kenny Wood told
commissioners, "When talking
with prospective businesses. usu-
ally one of the first questions is,
"Do you have tax abatement?'"
Both groups were in total
agreement that any tax incentives
should be directly proportionate
to the number of jobs created,
with strings attached, insuring a
long term commitment from the
Name Committee To Set
Economic Development Com-
mittee member Greg' Johnson
said he felt one of the major rea-
sons the issue failed to pass in.
Noveniber was. because the
groups didn't outline the criteria
and requirements placed on com-
panies in order to receive tax
During further discussion,
both groups agreed to form a
committee which would draw up
guidelines and parameters for
companies to be considered for
tax abatement.
Those 'guidelines will be
drawn up by committee members
from the Economic Development
Committee and county, and be
brought back before both groups
in another joint meeting on
January 25th at 5:00 p.m.-prior
to the board's next regular meet-
Commissioner Warren Yeager,
County Attorney Tim McFarland,
and Chief Administrator Don
Butler will join Economic
Development Committee Chair-
man Kenny Wood and members
Greg Johnson, Boyd Pickett, and
Kim McFarland on the committee
appointed by Commission
Chairman Billy Traylor to draw
up the plans and guidelines.
All five commissioners voiced
their support for the committee
and for organizing efforts to sup-
port the referendum.
The presidential preference
election will be held on March 14.

i .

The Star



We've Seen the Real

Thing and It's Not Coke
My wife and I went camping over the weekend and amongst the
'things Shirley had packed was a partially used carton of butter-
She wedged it between the seats so it wouldn't spill as we made
our way to the woods.
The following morning as we looked through the car, she
quipped, "Willie, do you reckon this buttermilk is still good after
sitting in the car all night?"
"What's it going to do, sour?" I responded. .
Nothing in this world tastes much better than buttermilk bis-
cuits. heaping with butter and some world famous tupelo honey.
Second on that list has got to be buttermilk-dipped fried chick-
en (call for recipe). Urnmmm. ummm, finger.lickin' good
But have you ever tried it straight.. Anyone with their taste
buds turned right side up would have to agree that stuff tastes
awful. ....
Gulf County has.gotten a little taste of just what I'm talking
We've experienced some wonderful fruits from the owners of
the mill dating back to its opening in. 1938. In recent years, how-
ever, those fruits have been non-existent as owners have searched
for that recipe for successful operation' of the mill.
It has been most difficult to understand why the plant sits idle
when mills that are in far worse condition continue to roll off ton
after ton of paper. How can a plant be .Woirh' so much, yet worth
so little?
It appears the mill's future' is very dim based on reported state-
ments from W. J. Smiirfit and the fact that he's "the man" with
Smurfit-Stone Container Company, Inc.
Through the bankruptcy litigation, his company is now the
chef of what international merger business has cooked up and
Gulf County's getting a big taste of "the real thing."
Through it all, my overwhelming question is-How. can compa-
nies with assets totalling zillions legally renege on debt, service,
and labor responsibilities to struggling communities and its peo-
ple-all under the cover of bankruptcy protection?
The pieced,ng ed.lcr,ioat written weekly by Wesley R Ramsey. Editor Emerirus.
This week's column was written by Wilie Ramsey

A Honoring Dr. King
The annual celebration of Dr. Martin
Luther King. Jr.'s national holiday will be
held Fnday. January 14th. beginning at 7:30
B p.m. in the New Bethel A.M.E. Church. locat-
.., ed in Port St. Joe.
This year's theme for the annual tribute
Sto Dr. Nlartin Luther King. Jr. is "Dr. King's
Dream: A Road Map Jor the 21st Century."
The commemorative service will Include:
S singing by the North Port St. Joe Community
Choir: selected quotations and speeches of
Dr. King by the Mold-A-NMale/Female organization: a blographical pro-
file of Dr. King; and poetry. readings.
The highlight of the evening will be the showing of the film "From
Montgomery to Memphis." This film is a chronology of the life of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and ,the Civil.Rights Movement in the United
IPreceding the service, a candlelight march will be held. The march
will begin at the corner of Avenue C and Malatin Luther 'King, Jr.
Boulevard at 7:00 p.m. and culminate at New Bethel A.M.E. Church.
;The observances'and activities, sponsored by the Association.for
Community Action, are held each year to celebrate the life and works
of DIr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and thenon-violent struggle- which he,,
The key thgredient- for the activities- celebrating'Dr. King is one
that brings the.community together and reminds us of our interde-
pendence and mutuality, stressing our similanties'and recognizing
ourfpositwie differences.

Kee Your Eve OT, e. Vrea LL.-
Martin Luther King, Jr. Dag ..d anudaf1

Hunker Down With Kes

by Kesley Colbert


apparent elopement with the much
older John Deere implement sales-
man from Boliver.
Twuin Pools. My first regular
job. I started picking up paper and
sweeping the walkways w hen I was
still in elementary school. I was a
life guard by high school. I will
always be thankful for the work .
.and the money! ...
Coach G wens. A teacher and
coach who knew you were a
Shumian being.
Henry Ford. Those:early dates
were a. lot .more fun when you
could drive over and pick them up.
The Happiest Childhood On
Record. See all of the above!
College. I didn't like it when I
was there. But I was smart enough'
to see the necessity. It was the
"growing up" mechanism for me.
SNew worlds appeared. New inends.
New challenges. New opportuni-
Will Rogers. Everybody, needs
,'a "down-home" philosophy to hang.
on to. I've looked at quite a few
lk over the years, but I believe ole Will
.had 'em all beat when he summed
his'up this way, "Live your. life so
that when you die .you won't be
A'afraid to sell the'family parrot' to
the torn gossip." : "' "
Cathy.. Everybody, J. know
takes greatpleasure,in reminding
me (almost on a daily basis) that I
-married above myself. I've been
.well aware of that for years!
Children. You can't possibly
understand 'um, 'til you get some.
You don't know the depth of con-

cern until you've laid awake wait.-,,
ing for .one to return home. You-
can't comprehend .th e heights of,
responsibility 'til you've wrestled,
with "what's best for them." But -,
oh. the love, joy, laughter, tears,_,
memories-and someone to take,
care of you when you get old .
you tell-me God ain't up there!
Finding Gulf County. I ca'n
say with ole Will. I never met a per-
son from Gulf County that I didn't
like. I don't have to walk across the :
street to avoid anybody! Folks here
know my shortcomings and my ,
weak points. and they let me stay
anv-wa\! That's a blessing and a
testimony to our little corner of the;:
universe that I hope we never
lose-or take Ior granted.
I've heard Y2K and Computer
'Friendly and Microsot and-"..
SMegabytes arind Disk Drive and:
Star;Wars for years now. Listen.-'
if you think "that's where it's at..
you're badly mistaken. It's people/.'
and relation'ships--just like it's.
always been! .
It's not high tech we're': ;
depending on. You've got to think
Higher than that! And -while ;
tarry along down here in this life, -
why. not demonstrate some of the
love He taught us through our par-
ents, our mate, our children, our
neighbors.. .
By golly, it'took me the last
millennium to learn all this, I'm
not about to forget it as we- move -'
into the next onel '!'..*
S Love YOU, '

about clear cut.good over fiendish.
evl! It was amazing what you
could pick up about life riding with
the famed masked man.
S. Baseball. It occupied my time.
It kept me out of trouble. It gave
me something about myself I could.
feel good about. It captured my
This job is amazing! I spend all heart. It has. and continues to this
of last week telling you about my day. to connect me with the best
personal "highlights" from the last people in the world.
millennium, and you musta not a' Miss Carolyn Blades. I still,
believed a word I said So many of remember my first ever day' of
you stopped me and said. "No, school. Scared wasn't the word for
dummy, we wanted your for real. the way that I felt all the
,serious moments." strangers, the tall people, the big
Here they are. l 'books, the letters on the chalk
My Father wasn't killed, in board that I couldn't make out...
World War II. That was a good She leaned down and hugged my
start, seeing as how I came along., neck, wiped away a tear with her
in 1947. own hand, and promised me every-
Parents. I don't know how yoiu thing was going to be all right ...
get tgood-uns"-I've heard it dis- The Park Thebtre. What
cussed for years fate, luck. would we have dohe on Saturday
blind draw 'course, I kinda mornings without this shrine? It
think it's more the work of a won- introduced me to Hoppy,' Roy,
derful God in Heaven. My folks Gene. Lash. Tarzan, Rocket 'Man,
turned out o.k. Especially on those Frog Millhouse and a hundred
few occasions when they actually more .. Its dark interior took me
saw things-myway.d on incredible journeys to the far
SMom and Dad were a great reaches of the universe.
combination. He. didn't teach right Woodrou, Kennon's AMercan-
from wrong-he6 demanded it! tile. Dry-Goods and Grocery
And .she would read those Hardy Store. We'd stop by' this front
Boys' books 'til one of us went to porch on the way home from the
sleep. picture, show. We had moved as if
Brothers. I have two of the by magic from the reel world to the
absolute best. Leon taught me so real world. Over a peanut-filled. Dr.,r
much-some of it even turned out "' Pepper you could catch up on the
to be right! And David was a great weather, hog prices, Mr. Charlie
companion. Ripplemeyer's gall. stone attack,
The Lone Ranger. You talk'- and young Florence Wainwright's



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DumD Trucks. Power Tools, Barbie and High Heeled Shoes

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"If God had told me grandchil-
dren'were so grand, I'da had them
first." How many times have you
heard that statement? .
Well, it's true. ev ery word of it
and then some.
It's also true that what makes
them so wonderful is that you can
give 'them everything they want,
"spoil them rotten," and when you
get ready, just send them on back
home for their parents to deal
Hey, they' deserve it!
Remember what they did to you?
I know I'm not as bad as most'
paw paws at those sorts of things
though. If you don't believe it, just
ask my two grandchildren,
MaKayla and Will.
Shirley and I have been
blessed beyond all measure. We
not only have two wonderful.
grandchildren, but any time "Maw
Maw" and "Paw Paw" have to have
a grandchild moment, we can, be
walking inside the door of their
home in less than a minute.

Wesley Ramsey's


' This Week's Edition Written by
Willie Ramsey /

[On one or two occasions,
Melissa ("Lisa") and Bill (son) have
accused us of failing to recognize
their existence; so we have only
recently started saying, "Hi," to
thin -upon entrance, into their
home.] ,;
On one of our most recent vis-
its, ,MaKayla and I decided to
check out some .of Santa's deliver-
ies. No, we didn't go straight to the
Barbie dolls, make-up kit, or even
the giant-sized make-your-own-
necklace set complete with string,
letters, and much, much more.
We went straight to Will-bo's
combination dump truck and
mechanic's tool set combination.

I felt a little like Tim "The Tool
Man" Taylor as we fired off the real
live (complete with batteries) oper-
ational power tool driving set.
They just didn't make toys like
this when I'was a kid. I couldn't
believe howadept MaKayla was at
selecting just the right attachment
for the function (probably got her
mechanical skills from her Paw'
Paw) as ;re began to break down
the dump truck.
First, the wheels came off.
Then,' zip-zap and we had the
dump, bed .off' "nd, lying on the
couch. Next,off vas the cab and
seats-.'it to6k the big screwdriver
attachment to work. the screws off

the main frame.
Even the bumper came off, 'as
we 'were'left holding nothing but
the black plastic 'frame in 6ur.
"Let's put it back together,
Paw Paw."
"Whatever you want MaKayla .
Remember, who's your main
man? ." '
"'Paw Paw's my mainri mian!" .
"Yeahl', that's right!"
We were deep into this bond-
ing session as MaKayla; was,
reminding '"mn' which screw' went
where and how all the pieces fit
back in place. (I was trying to
encourage her to use her riind and
make her think I didn't know how
to put It back together.)
"It's almost back together, Paw
Paw," MaKayla said, as Will-bo,
Will-bo sat down: beside us
and commenced to play with the
items in the tote bag he had drug
I confess to paying him very

little attention, but we were on the
last few .pices.'
ZiiiipI Ziiiip!
"That's it, Paw Paw. It's all
back together."
"Will-bo look!!! Will-bo! What
are you doing, son?".
There he. stood, real as life,
and in full view with a genuine,
sure enough reproduction of.
Cinderella's high heels on his feet.
"What is he doing?"'I yelled at
his rnmother.
"Oh, he likes to wear high
heels," Melissa said.
Now folks, I'm not real big on
New Year's resolutions, but I guess
Will-bo and I are going to have to
start spending a little more time
together this year.
Wesley (Daddy) is 'still out on
the injured reserve list as he read'-
tes himself for knee replacement
surgery next week.
Arthur (arthritis) still has a
hold on him and is severely limit-
ing his activities. But, hopefully

things will begin to .improve after
'the overhaul. .',
In the meantime, it looks as
though you're going to'be stuck
with me for a few'more weafcs.
Flu outbreaks have, been- ,,
recorded in epidemic proportions
this year and scientists across the
world' are trying to figure put why
You can say you saw it first,,:
here-El N,ifio is the culprit,
according to Papa (Carl) Raffiell.,
Grandson Eugene Raffield
revealed this information following,
a session with. Papa Raffield the
other day. I
Fishermen have insight f6r.
these things, kinda like a sixth
sense. Eugene said Papa explained
that the unusually warm water
temperatures created a breeding'
.ground for all types of bacteria,:
viruses, algae, etc., and some of'
the end results are increases in
such things as red tide, flu, and
Makes good sense to me!

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New Building Additions at Gulf/Franklin Center Open

Educational Opportunities in Nursing and Vo-Tech Fields

How do you know what you
can achieve until you try? If you
are a Gulf or Franklin County res-
ident, more opportunities have
opened for you at the new Gulf
Coast Community College
Gulf/Franklin Center with the
substantial completion of Phase
Two of the Gulf/Franklin Center
Project. This means the addition
of two new buildings that now
house the Practical Nursing Lab
and the Electrical/Plumbing Lab.
We hope you find the following
description helpful in considering
your -educational goals for the

new millennium -ana a new.you.
Practicili Nursing Lab
On .Monday, January th,
classes moved from a temporary
portable building to the new
Practical Nursing Lab, now room
#D104, complete with hospital
beds, mannequins and a complete
set of tools needed to learn the art
and. science of nursing. Sharon
Milnor, Practical Nursing
Coordinator for the Gulf/Franklin
Center says, "Not all the tools are
in yet, but should arrive soon."
She. along with other staff, is
excited about the new addition to
the college and the opportunities
it offers for Gulf and Franklin
County residents. Each class can
accommodate 24 students.'
Students attending classes at
the nursing lab may decide on
one of three particular courses of
study: CNA (certified nursing
assistant), PCT (patient care tech-
nician), or LPN (licensed practical
' nurse). A brief explanation of each
course of study follows:
'CNA Classes take about six
weeks to complete. Students Who
successfully complete this course
of 4tudy become certified nurses'
PCT This course is expect-

ed to start at the Gulf/Franklin
Center on January 24th. Classes
take about four months to com-
plete. Students who successfully
complete this course of study also
become certified nurses' assis-
tants, and in addition learn skills
that go beyond the CNA level and
are consequently placed into a
higher income bracket.
LPN Classes take one year
to complete and run Monday -
Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Successful completion of this
course of study gives a student
the training necessary to become

class erect walls for electrical/
-for-one educational opportunity.
a licensed practical nurse. The
student must then pass a state
exam upon completion of college
Teaching staff for the
Practical Nursing Lab includes:
Fonda LaFrenz. BSN (BIachelor of f
Science in Nursing): Jim Lynch,
BSN; and Sharon Milnor, BSN ..
If you are Interested in the
nursing field and have questions
regarding any. Of these courses,
please feel free to call the.
Gulf/Franklin Center at 227-
9670 or 9671 and leave a mes-
sage for one of the teaching staff
to return your call. They welcome
serious inquiries and they invite
you to drop by the college to
explore the new addition for your-.
self. Please call first for conve-
nient times.
Electrical/Plumbing Lab
Classes for the new
Electrical/Plumbing Lab are cur-
rently meeting in portable build-
ings while the GCCC Carpentry
classes complete the interior con-
struction of the lab, now room
#D108.. Instructor John Mallory,
who teaches electrical, plumbing
and carpentry, is guiding his car-
pentry students in the completion
of the lab. Excited about the new

ing the electrical/plumbing
course, please feel free to call
either of the staff at 227-9670 or
9671 and leave a message for Mr.
Mallory or Mr. Long to return your
call. They welcome serious
inquiries and they invite you to
drop by the college to explore the
new addition for yourself. Please
call first for convenient times.
To support a growing student
population at the Gulf/Franklin
Center, Mike Lasche, Center
Coordinator, says the Center is,
preparing land for a road into the
back of the college, as well as pro-
viding paved parking and land-
scaping. Landscaping around the
Gulf/Franklin entrance sign is
also in the process of completion.
Funding for the
Gulf/Franklin Center Project
comes from tuition and state tax;
dollars. Take advantage of your'
tax benefits. Call the friendly staff
at the Gulf/Franklin Center today
and find out how they can help
you to build a better future!

[Top] "Stiff" recuperates from illness while instructor Jim
Lynch (right) and Practical Nursing Coordinator Sharon Milner
(left) check out the new mannequin patient. [Bottom] Members of '
the nursing class are busy during their first day of fall classes.

* lab and hoping that a large numl-
ber of residents will sign up for
classes. Mr. Mallory listed the fol-
lowing among the tools that will'
be available to students in the
new lab: a video camera system
for sewer lines, which costs about
$8.000; two different laser level
systems; rigid pipe fitting equip-
ment; a fairly full stock of elec-
tronic meters and equipment; and
a complete line of shop tools for
training. In addition to the main
lab-area, with its 20 ft. ceiling,
two small side rooms house tools
'and personal lockers. There are
currently 18 lockers available, but
Mr. Mallory is encouraging the
maximum load of 24 students
(per: class) to sign up, saying the
demand for more lockers will be
met when the need is there.
The electrical/plumbing
course takes about one year or
three semesters to complete.
Successful completion enables a
student to gain. the course credit
necessary to_ take particular
exams related to the field of
his/her choice.* If a student
already has experience in the
field, this. course of study will help
to make him/her more knowl-

edgable in the field, thereby mak-
ing him/her more desirable in the
job market. If a student does not
t'h"ave experience in the field, this
course of study will get him/her
started. Experience is not neces-
sary to sign up for this course.
Teaching staff for the
Electrical/Plumbing Lab includes
John Mallory and Raymond Long.
a former St. Joe Paper Company
millworker. who now teaches elec-
trical classes,.
If you have questions regard-

Center Coordinator
Mike Lasche

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Commission From Page 1'

the new Gulf-County Administra-
tion Building. Complex.. Fisher's.
bid of $243,900, narrowly beat
out the next lowest bid olf Watson
Brothers Construction (of Port St.
Joe -$247,000).
Building Inspector Michael
Hammond told the board that the
bids came in considerably less
than the $300;000 in grant funds
available to do the work. Because
of the surplus funds, Hammond
suggested -the board will probably
want to look at change orders to
add some of the. extras back into
the building.
Speedway Noise .
Rick Henderson approached
the board requesting its assis-
tance in resolving noise problems
for residents near the Gulf County
Speedway, located west of
Commission Chairman Billy
Traylor asked the sheriffs' depart-
ment to measure the noise level,
arid agreed to meet with the new
owner to discuss the problem.
Traylor told the board that if a
solution could not be worked out,
the board may be forced to make
a hard decision.
In Other Business
*Agreed to move forward with
grant applications to run sewer
lines from Port St. Joe to the Bay
County line: The 'board hopes to
get grant funds to finance most of

the $9.5 million project.
*Decided to talk with Neal
Land and Timber Company about
rerouting portions of County Road
5 (a crossroad from Highway 22 to
Gulf Correctional Institution) in
order to take out some dangerous
.*Voted' to pay half of the
employees' cost ($5 each or a total
of $275 per month for 55 employ-
ees) to participate, in a wellness
program with Beacon Hill
Wellness Center. Employee .would
be required to use the center four
times per month in order to con-
tinue receiving county participa-
*Following the request of
Commissioner Tommy Knox, the,
board appointed Richard Hance
to the Gulf County Tourist
Development Board.

Grand Opening
for Geri-Care
The public is cordially invited
to the grand opening: and ribbon
cutting of the Geri-Care Assisted'
Living Facility and Wellness
'.Center on Wednesday. January
19th at 3:00 p.m. (ET) .next to
Beacon.Hill Park. Special guest is
Congressman Allen Boyd accom-
panied by local city and cotinty
.officials. '., '
A brand new senior 'retire-
ment and comprehensive health
living complex. this 7.200 square
foot facility houses 1,6 apartment
style living quarters, a communal
dining area. a parlor, and a fully
equipped physical therapy center.
The physical therapy center is
open to the general public, as well
as Geri-Care residents.
Current employment at Geri-
Care is 12 people, but more jobs
are expected to open as the 2000
census reflects, an increase in
population. .

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. Everyone is invited and
encouraged to attend this impor-
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Sponsor Little Miss

The annual "Little Miss
Valentine Pageant", sponsored by
the Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association will be held on
Saturday, February 12th, at 7:00
p.m., CT, at the Wewahitchka

It's A Baby Brother
Danielle Matincheck is proud
to announce the arrival of her
baby brother Gabriel Stephen
Matincheck born December 17 at
Gulf Coast Hospital.
Gabriel's parents are Steve
and Alicia Matincheck, III of
Mexico Beach. Proud grandpar-
ents are Steve and Jane
Matincheck, Jr. and Randy and
Karla Weston, also of Mexico
Beach. Great grandparents are
Steve and Joan Matincheck, Sr. of
ElIzabethtown. Pennsylvania and
Jesse and Peggy Turner of Port St.
Joe.. ',.

'Aw Sea Oats and Dunes Garden
:,.,ni Club Meets and Makes Plans

Elementary School auditorium.
If your daughter would like to
enter the pageant, applications
will be available 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
pre-schbol (will not be judged);
kindergarten through first
second through third grades;
fourth through sixth grades;
teen group, 13 through 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.

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Anitra J. Frie

Frie-Norton Plan Wedding

. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Frie of-
Heber Springs, Arkansas,
announced the engagement of
their daughter. Anitra J. of
Tallahassee. to James Patrick,
"Jim" Norton.
Anitra is a graduating senior
with a Bachelor of Science in com-
munications at Florida State
'Jim received a Bachelor of
Science in political science and a
Masters in Education from Troy
State University and continued on
to Jones School of Law, hof
Faulkner University where he

received his Doctorate of
Jurisprudence. He is a district
representative : for U.S.
Representative Alen Boyd. D-
Monticello. He is the ,son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Norton of Port
St. Joe.
A June wedding is planned.
Thank You
I would like to thank the hos-
pital, doctor and staff from' Gulf
Pines and Gulf Coast and every-
one during my illness. May God,
bless you all.
SWith love, Laura Williams

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Alison Faith Gay

Look Who Is One!,
S Alison Faith Gay celebrated
her first birthday on November
20, in her back yard.
Her theme was celebrating
with the Looney Tunes. Her dad.
mom, Papa and Granny Kenning-
ton, Papa and Nanny Gay. many
.uncles and aunt's cousins aind
friends also partied with her.

Panhandle Piecemaker

QuiltClubs Meeting'
The Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club will meet Thursday,
January 13, at 7:00 p.m. at St.
James' Episcopal Church located
at 800( Twenty-Second Street in
Port St. Joe. The January pro-
gram. "Quilt Biscuits," will be pie-
sented by Peggy Stevens and
Susie Pippin. Light refreshments
will be served and guests are cor-
dially invited.
The fourth, Thursday of the
month, January 27th will be Sit'N

Bobby and

is the daughter of
Kellie Gay of Port St

The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club met at the Gulf
County Beaches Volunteer 'Fire
Station Community Room on
Tuesday, January 11. Mrs. Lyons
from the Lynn Haven Garden
Club gave an informative program
on growth and culture of ferns.
Hostesses were Jane Forster,
Betty Jo Gilbert and Fern
The planting of a centennial
tree will be dedicated to the mem-
ory of their dear departed charter
member, Ruth Nance. The plant-
ing will take place at the Beacon
Hill Park on Arbor Day, January
21, at 10:00 a.m., ET. All mem-
bers are urged to attend this ded-
ication service.
The annual, homemade chili -
dinner will be held Saturday,
January 22, at the Fire Hall, St.
Joe Beach. Tickets may be pur-
chased from any Sea Oats and
Dunes Garden Club member or at.
the door for $4.50. A large cup of
chili, dessert and beverage will be
served. One may dine in or in the
comfort of your home. Why not
buy extra chili to freeze for the
Super Bowl? Serving will com-
mence at 11:30 EST and discon-
tinue about 3:00 p.m.

The next meeting will be the
Founders Day covered dish lun-
cheon which will bd held on
Saturday, February 12 at noon at
the Fire Hall.,

Happy 85th


Lucille J. McKnight

January 16th, ,:

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grandchildren, and,
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Calling All Friends of the Gulf County Public Libraries

The "Friends of the Gulf
County Public Libraries" are
announcing the start of their first
membership drive of this new mil-
Of all the roles "Friends of
Libraries" play, one of the most

important is contributing tunds
for materials and equipment that
supplement what is not provided
in a library's budget. Because of
this community's tremendous
support of the "Friends" in 1999,
they were able to improve services

and resources at the library with
the following purchases:
1) additional microfilm cen-
sus records for Alabama, Georgia,
and Holmes counties; 2) books on
tape, including adult mysteries
and other fiction; 3) Library of
America books nine volumes of a
collection of Classics; 4) aided the
Genealogy Society in purchasing
the three volume set of "The
Passing of the Pines"; 5) renewed
subscription to Sky and
Telescope; 6) set aside funds for
the purchase of additional com-
puters and software; 7) a CD-
ROM picture dictionary; 8) a new
cordless, digital telephone
answering system equipped with
headset to enable the library staff
to be more efficient in their duties;
and 9) outdoor Christmas decora-
tions for the library.
The "Friends" always need
and welcome new friends. Joining'
them is easy and painless. They
have application forms at the
library, and invitee you to kin

them. The drive this year will fea-
ture very special prizes to be
awarded at the annual meeting
planned for February. Watch The
Star for further details.

Please help the "Friends" in
their efforts to ensure that your
library stays in step with the
exciting technological advances in
this new millennium.

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Gregory Lemons Anna Sloat

Lemons-Sloat To Wed
David Lemons of Clarksville, engagement of their son, Gregory,
Tennessee and. Holly Lemons of to Anna Marie Sloat, daughter of
SApalachicola, announce the Mr. and Mrs. Matthew B. Sloat of
FCentralia, Illinois.

B Gregory is the grandson of
Bud and Hope Flowers of
Apalachicola and is a 1994 gradu-
ate of Faith Christian School in
Port St. Joe. He also is a 1999
graduate of Pensacola Christian
S College of Pensacola.
Anna will graduate from
Pensacola Christian College in
S The couple will wed at New
Testament Baptist Church located
in Centralia, Illinois, on July 8.
The "couple Mwill reside 'in
Pensacola. after the wedding.

t Bennett James Sauers
He's a Big Boy!
John and Aminy Sauers of Port
8t.. Joe would, like to announce
the birth of their son, Bennett
James, on January 3rd at Gulf
Coast Medical Center at 3:50 p.m.
lHe weighed in at 10 pounds and,
4.3 ounces and measured 23
inches long.

Bryce Martin Register
Announce Birth ,
k,: Jason, and Shelia Register of
Port. St. Joe would like to,,
announce the birth of their son
Bryce Martin Register. He was
born at Bay Medical Center on
December 18. He weighed seven
pounds and 13 3/4 ounces and
was 20 1/4 inches long.
The proud grandparents are
Martin and Charlotte Hightower of
Port St. Joe and Jimmy and Mary
Register of Tallahassee,

Optimist Club Dance
The Optimist Club will be
hosting a dance for all school age
children at the .Centennial
Building on Friday, January 14th,
from 8:00 until 11:00 p.m.
A $3 donation will be accept-
ed at the door. All proceeds go to
help Keith Creamer to the 2000
World Martial Arts Millennium
Games in Sydney, Australia.
Duplicate Bridge
Duplicate Bridge will be
played at the Mexico Beach Civic
Center on Thursday evenings at.
6"00 p.m., CT. Call Roger or Mary
at 647-3512 for more information.






Domestic Violence
Training Feb. 7th
The Salvation Army will be
conducting a domestic violence
*training seminar on Thursday,
February 7th at 6:00' p.m. at the
Old Wewa courthouse, located at
200 Second Street in Wewahitch-
: ka.
The training is open for any-
one interested in ending domestic
violence. Register before February
1st. Free CEU's will be offered to
healthcare professionals.
For more information you
may call 639-430,0.

Trio Internazionale
To Perform Jan. 23
This year marks the 10th
anniversary of the annual con-
certs by Franklin County's resi-
dent performing group, the Trio
Internazionale. composed of
Martha and Luciano Gherardi, of,
St. George Island and Bedford
Watkins ofl Magnolia Bluff,
Martha Gherardi. has bache-
lor and masters degrees in violin
from Florida State.University,
Luciano Gherardi has degrees
ip contrabass from conservatories
in Turin, Italy. and Caracas,
Venezuela. The Gherardis' met
while members of the Caracas
,Symphony Orchestra,
SDr, Watkins received degrees
from Rhodes College in Memphis,
the University of Michigan, and
the University of Iowa. He moved
to Magnolia Bluff in 1988, after
retiring as chairman of the
Keyboard Department at Illinois
Wesleyan University School of
On January 14, 1990, the.
three artists presented their first
concert as "The Trio Internazio-
nale." On the upcoming concert ,
they will repeat several composi-
tions which they performed on the
1990 concert. The Concert is
scheduled for Sunday, January
23rd beginning at 4:00 p.m., the
Trinity Church located in
Apalachicola. A $2 donation is
The Ilse Newell Concert Series
is sponsored by the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society, a 501-C-3
educational incorporation in
Florida. For further information
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(Sheriff's Beat)

On Thursday, January 6th,
Gulf County Sheriffs Office
Deputies Richie Burkett and
Ricky Tolbert were working traffic
on Highway 22 when they stopped
a vehicle occupied by Charles
Davis (of Callaway) and James
Autrey (of Panama City) for speed-
While speaking with the dri-
ver, a K-9-a trained dog named
"Ana"-was .walked around the
car and she alerted for the pres-
ence of illegal drugs. A search of
the vehicle led to the discovery of
approximately $500 worth' of
crack cocaine.
Both Davis, 45, and Autrey,
38, were arrested and charged
with possession of crack cocaine
and taken to the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office.
On Saturday, January 8th.
Sgt. Stacy Strickland responded
to a call on St. Joe Beach in refer-
ence to a report of kids .throwing
rocks at cars. When he went to
talk with the parents of the chil-
dren involved, he recognized the'
name of one of the fathers as pos-
sibly being wanted.
Sgt. Strickland found that
Noel North. 32. had six outstand-
ing warrants for worthless
checks. He was arrested and
taken to the Gulf County Jail.
Wednesday. January 5th-
Troy Williams, 21, B/M, of Port
St. Joe, violation of probation (re:
disorderly conduct): and Jasmin
Thomas, 23, B/M, of Port St. Joe.
no valid driver's license, fleeing,
and attempting to elude.
Thursday. January 6th-
Richard Neel, 35, W/M, of
Wewahitchka. violation of proba-
tion (te: driving under the influ-
ence); and William Franklin, 54,
W/M, of Port St. Joe, of driving
while, license suspended or
Friday, Januay 7th-Monica
Wood, 24, W/F. of Wewahitchka.
violation of probation (re: driving
under the influence and driving
while license, suspended or
revoked); and William Franklin,

54, W/M, of Port St. Joe, violation
of probation (re: driving under the
influence and driving while
license suspended or revoked).
Monday, January 10th-
Debra Sayers, 38, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, driving under the
influence and driving while
license suspended or revoked;
Travis Jones, 18, B./M, of
Apalachicola, possession .of
cocaine, possession of marijuana,
failure to appear (re: reckless dri-
ving and no valid driver's license);
Nathaniel White, 22, B/M, of
Apalachicola, possession of.
cocaine; and Willie Jones, 34,
B/M, of Apalachicola, violation of
conditional release from prison.

(PSJPD Report )
Charles L. Peterson, 41, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested on
Wednesday, January 5th, at
approximately 11:50 a.m. by Port
St. Joe Police Department
.,Sergeant Butch Arendt ona an
arrest order.
:, According io the arrest order,
* Peterson was to pay court costs in
.the amount of 8210 within five
months, but hadn't paid
. anything. Peterson was taken into
custody and transported to the
Gulf County Jail.
Darrell A. Garland, 36, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested on.
Thursday, January 6th, at about
10:28 a.m. by Sergeant Arendt on
an active warrant for violation of
Garland was placed on proba-
tion on October, 8,: 1996 for the
sale and possession of cocaine.
Garland failed his' urhalysis by:
testing positive for the use of
c, annabis. He also failed to pay'
court costs and fines, therefore
violating his probation.
Garland was taken into cus-.
tody without' incident, and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail.
On Thursday, January 6th,, at,
approximately 6:37 p.m., Monica
J. Wood, 24, .of Wewahitchka, was
arrested as the result of a traffic
stop that Officer Ross Yowell had
During the traffic stop, it was
learned that Wood was driving

The Gulf Pines Hospital Christmas Gala, co-sponsored b]
Tyndall Federal Credit Union, held on December 10th was a hug
success and featured many area children and Santa Claus as spe
cial guests.

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Each year Gulf Pines Hospital and Marquis Managdment Corp. in Port St. Joe,
Florida host, a very spec ial Christmas Gala for very special children. This year
over 65 youth were treated to Chrnstmas presents. refreshments, and a visit
with Sant.i Claus.
The following businesses were generous in contributing to the event.

Arvida Corporation
Flour Mill
Campbell's City Drugs
Wewahitchka'State Bank
River Lilly
Heart's Desire'
Toys R Us
KB Electric Inc.
Emerald Coast Credit Union

PSJ Radio Shack
Bill's Dollar Store
Citizens Federal
Carpet Country
Dollar General Stores
Winn Dixie Stores
Gulf County EMS
Target Stores

Interiors. Etc.
Cookies by Design
Timeless Treasures
Capital City Bank
Sugar Shack
.Athletic House
Gulf Pines Hospital
Dietary Dept.
Gulf Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Gary Posey

Once again merchants and organizations from both Gulf and Bay counties have made
this a very magical and Merry Christmas for area youth. Special thanks to Tyndall
Federal Credit Union. Best wishes to you all for a healthy and prosperous New Year.
Gulf Pines Hospital
Marquis Management Corp.
102 20th Street P. 0. Box 40; Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 850/227-1121

while her license was suspended
or revoked. Wood was taken into
custody and transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
McArthur H. Curry, 53, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested for
assault on Friday, January 7th,
at about 6:45 p.m. by Officer
During a verbal altercation
Curry made the :threat to. kill the
other party that' he was arguing
with, and reached in his pocket
where he had a pocket knife. The
-officer was able to prevent Curry
from pulling the knife, handcuffed
'him. and placed him in the back
seat of his patrol car.
Curry was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
Willie C. Smiley, 49, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested shortly after
2:00 a.m. on' Tuesday, January
11th, by Officer Chris Teeter for
driving under the Influence and
possession of a controlled sub-
The officer initiated a traffic
stop after observing the vehicle
that Smiley was operating, being
driven in an erratic manner.
Through further investigation
Officer Teeter determined that
Smiley was operating a vehicle
while under the influence. Officer
Teeter also located a bag contain-
ing numerous prescription drugs,
but no prescriptions.
Smiley .was arrested and
transported to the Gulf County

Beach PD Log

During the above referenced
time period, the Mexico Beach
Police Department answered 47.
calls for service and, was called to
investigate no burglaries,
assaults, or thefts.
During the same period, offi-
cers of the department issued.
nine traffic warnings and eight,
traffic citations.

Baseball League
to Sell Chicken

Dinners Jan. 15
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 $5.00 a plate
which will include one-half chick-
en, baked beans, cole slaw. bread-
and tea.
To purchase your tickets.
contact one of the following
league officers: Stacy Strickland.,t
Alan Strickland, Ronnie Hogan.ir
y Suzanne Besore, Tonya Knox',
e Michele Quintana, Eddie Martin.'
- and Harlan Haddock. You can-
also purchase tickets by calling ..
229-2708 or 227-1873. 7

SPSJ Lions Club
The Port St. Joe Lions Club
will hold its regular weekly meet-.
ing on Wednesday, January 12th.
'at Gulf Pines Hospital cafeteria.
This week's speaker will be Ed-
Larson, District Governor of theta
Lions Clubs of District 35.
Next week's program will be
Estate Planning Strategies put on
by Todd Thompson of A.G.
Edwards in Panama City.
Club meetings are held the
first three Wednesdays of the,
month at the Gulf Pines Hospital'
cafeteria starting at 12:00 noon.
Lunch is served.
Those interested in joining
the Lions Club are welcome. For
more information you may con-
tact Gary Ross at 227-2590.

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Through Gateway

The two public libraries in
Gulf County, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka have been awarded
Gateway computers through a

Jazzercise Free
In Year 2000
Try one week of Jazzercise for
free in January. Classes are held
at Curves on Williams Avenue in
Port St. Joe each Tuesday at 6:00
p.m., Thursdays at 6:00 p.m., and
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. (all times
are Eastern.)
Each class lasts one hour and
includes warm-up, aerobics, ton-
ing, firming and stretching.
Jazzercise Is the fun way to fit-
ness and fits everybody-all ages.
all sizes.
Work out at your own pace to
the best tunes: top 40's, country,
pop, R&B and much more. The
class is led by' Lindy Harrison,
who has been a certified
Jazzercise instructor for eight
Jazzercise is International
and the number one fitsness pro-
gram in the world. Every instruc-
tor is certified in CPR and physi-
Everyone is invited to enjoy a
safe and effective work-out and
you can try It for a week free. For
more Information, please call

G enter Is Offering
CNA & PCTPrograms
Beginning January 24, the
SGulf/Franklin Center will. offer'
courses leading to qualification als'
a certified nursing assistant (C NA)
br a patient care technician (PCTJ.
Students who successfully
complete two course's, lasting
from January 24 until March 1.,:
'will be eligible to take the Florida
state exainination .to .become a
CNA. Students 'who successfully
continue until May 8 will receive a.
certificate as a PCT.
Financial aid is available for
qualified individuals. Students
may register for these courses at
the Gulf/Franklin Center until
January 24.
* For more information, call
227-9670. The Gulf/Franklin
Center is the local campus of Gulf
Coast Community College offering
the A.A. and :,AS. ,degrees and
vocational certificates. It is locat-
Sed at 3800 Garrison Avenue in
Port St. Joe.

Card of Thanks,
We would like to express our
gratitude'to each and everyone for
the prayers, phone calls, and vis-
its to the hospital. A special thank
you to Brother Nick Davis.
Brother Dave Fernandez. Mary:
Ellen Allyn, Mary Jane Minger,
Barbara Kennedy and our family.
God bless you all.
Ruben and Wanda Farmer

Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council Meeting
The Gulf: County Juvenile,
Justice Council will be meeting
Thursday, January 20, at. 4:00
p.m.,. ET, at the Gulf County
Library (Highway 7iN) in Port St.
Joe. Membership is open, the
:public is welcome, and encour-
aged to attend. For further details
and information, please contact
Don Washabaugh at (850) 227-
Prior to the Juvenile Justice
Council meeting, the Calhoun/..
Gulf Domestic Violence Council
meets at 3:30. The public is also
encouraged to attend

unique program with the Gate
Library Initiative.
The GLI focuses its activities
in working with public libraries to
provide computer equipment
required for community access to
digital information and to provide
training and technical assistance
to library staff so they can man-
age computer systems, use digital
information and provide, assis-
tance to their patrons.
Grant funding is targeted at
libraries serving low-income com-
munities where the need is great-
est and the fewest people have
computers and Internet access at
The Gateway computers are
now in both libraries, with many
Microsoft software programs
installed for the public to use.

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Census 2000 Makes Sense For Us

Why bother with the census?
Why Ashould we care about send-
ing a' questionnaire to the govern-
Did you know that the census
is mandated by the United States
Constitution? Every ten years the
census is taken "to determine
how "many seats each state will
have' in the U.S. House of
But representation in the
House isn't the. pnly reason for
respOnding to the census. The
number one reason why each
.family should complete the
Census 2000 questionnaire and
send it in is community benefits.
As the Census 2000 literature
distributed by the government
states, "Every year, over $100 bil-
lion in federal funds are awarded
to localities based on census
numbers." These funds are given
in support of schools (such as the
school lunch program), Head
Start, WIC, community planning,
employment services, housing
assistance, highway construction,
hospital services, programs for
the elderlyl, emergency manage-
ment and more.
therefore, "people who
ansver the census help their
communities obtain state and
federal funds and- provide valu-
able information for planning
.schools, hospitals, roads,.
libraries and other important

Early Morning

Accident on Hwy. 22
Two Panama City men were
injured in a two vehicle accident
at the Gulf/Bay County lines on
SR-22 early last Thursday morn- ,
ing. '
Roy Ammons and Charles'
H Manning, Jr. received injuries and
were taken to Bay Medical Center

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community needs."
The second most important
reason is the creation of tempo-
rary jobs. The U.S. Government is
recruiting now for temporary jobs
to help with the Census 2000. The
pay rate is $9.25 per .hour plus
32.5 cents per mile.
Jobs last up to ten weeks and
each applicant is required to take
a basic skills test. Work hours are
flexible, revolving around your
If you are interested in
working for the census, please
refer to the listing at the end of
this article for places and times
of registration, or call the
Tallahassee .office at (888) 325-
7733, and ask for the recruiting
. manager.

PSJ Girls Softball
There will be a meeting on
Thursday, January 20th at 7:00
p.m. This will be a general mem-
bership meeting and all parents
;and coaches are urged to attend.
The agenda for the meeting
will include the election of officers
for the 2000 girls' softball season;
In order for the league to operate,
they must have your help!
If you have comments and/or
questions, you may contact
Denise Strickland at 227-1150 or

after the 1983 Mazda two-door
they were driving was totaled in
the accident.
Frank K. Baileyv's (of
Wewahitchka) 1994 Chevrolet
pick-up was also totalled in the
accident. Bailey was charged by.
the Flonda Highway Patrol with
violation of right-of-way and dri-"
Oing while his license was. sus-
pended or revoked, according to
the accident report.

Faison's Service Recognized
Jim Faison (left) was recently recognized by John Vaughan
(right) at GT Corn for 15 years of service to the phone company.
Faison started his career with the telephone company in 1984
and has held various positions in finance and accounting. He was
named vice president/controller in 1996 and presently serves as
GT Corn's vice president/controller and CFO.
Faison grew up in Port St. Joe and is a graduate of the
University of Alabama. He is a certified public accountant and
worked at Arthur Andersen & Company in Tampa before return-
ing 'to St. Joe. Faison has been involved with the Gulf County
' Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, and the
Kiwahis Club.

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How does the census take'
place? Beginning March 3rd,
households across America will
start receiving an introductory
letter that prepares citizens for
receiving the actual census forms.
Qn March 16th, the actual
census questionnaires or forms
will be mailed. There are two
forms, a long form and a short
form. Some households will
receive the short form and some
will receive the long form.
If you have questions regard-

Gloria is Looking For
a Place to Call Home'
"Gloria," a white female. spitz
is looking for a place to call home.
At present, the St. Joseph Bay
Humane. Society has, "Gloria,'
along with a black and white part
bulldog who is three months old.
a 20 pound' black and white
female mixed breed, four bulldog
mixed puppies, eight. Weeks old,
and a red lab and bulldog mix.
In all, there are 26 dogs, and .
four puppies to choose from.'.
Fifteen are on death row, Due
to illness they have, a reprieve-S.o
please give a pet a chance at life.
For more information you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site, at www.cape
sanblasfl.com/sjbhs .

Gulfs Tobacco-Free
Partnership to Meet
The next meeting of 'the
Tobacco-Free Partnership of Gulf
County will be Wednesday,
January 19th, at 4:00 p.m. ET, at
the Gulf County Health
S Department. All interested parties
are encouraged to attend.' '
Students who are In need of
transportation are asked to please
contact Sabrina Burke, Tobacco
Prevention Coordinator, at the
Gulf County Health Depaftment,
at 227-1276, extension 114, no
later than .12:00 p.m.,. ET, on
Monday, January 17th.

The Gulf County Board of County Commission-
ers will accept applications for the following
Emergency Managemernt/
Commodity Secretary
Applications may be obtained at the Gulf
County Emergency Management Office,'GQuf
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Poart S. Joe, FL'32456, Monday through
Friday. Minimum educational requirement for
the position is a h;gh school diploma or equiv'
alent ApplicanI should be able to type a mr;n
imum of 35 cpm. hao general and specific
computer knowledge and' be experienced in
WordPerfect and other .computer programs.
Potilion requirements Should have good sec-
relariol, organization, and commun;colion
skill;, Must be able to wlorkwdll with the gen-.
erql public; county staff members, .other agen-
cies, and etc.; Fiscal operations including-
department budgets,.grants, and audit func-,
tions. Salary range: $6.00 to $8.75 per hour,
based upon skills, abilities, experience and
work record. Applications will be received in
the Gulf' County 'Emergency Management
office until 5 P.M., E.T,; Friday; January 28,
2000. Gulf County enforces a drug-free work-
place policy and is an equal opportunity/affir-
mative action employer. 1tce--01/13/00

Frederick W. "Rick" Taylor

Income Tax Preparation

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You might start noticing posters like this one, advertising the census.

contact. a questionnaire assis- --
tance center, whiqh will be set up .
in your area. The location of this, ,:
site ,will be announced. "Be,'
:Counted Sites" will also" be set up .
for those who didn't receive a
short form and need to get one.
Gulf County's response to the
last census in 1990 was disap-
pointing. 'Onlyr 440/% of Gulf
County households responded., .
Why did this, hurt ,,us?, The l .
negative impacts of ignoring, the
census include underrepresenta-
tion in the House; restricted 'fed-
eral funds fqr community pro-,
:..grams and other needs; and the
possibility of losing new business-
es to.the community (businesses
'uselcensus figures to determine
whether their business could
profit in a. community)... .
Not responding is costly-and
is a ten year mistake. If we' don't
get coutintd' for thiB census we
don't get another chance, until
2010!., .
Responding to the: census
makes sense for all of us. Please
'fill out your: form when .you
receive it and send it in'immedi- .'
ately. Let's make Gulf County a
100% responder; Let's get the fed-., .
eral benefits we deserve. )
Registration dates & times A a'
for Census Jobs, January 2000 \ .

Thursday, Jan. 13, 20, 27
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Friday, Jan 14, 21, 28
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Sharks Remain Undefeated at 16-0

Port St. Joe 89, Blountstown 43
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked #1 in Class 2A, improved
to 14-0 on the season and 3-0 in
District 4 play with Friday night's
89-43 victory over Blountstown in
"the Dome." The Tiger Sharks
outscored Blountstown in all four
quarters of play. Port St. Joe
jumped out to a 42-21 lead by
halftime and outscored the Tigers
47-22 in the second half.
Kedrick Larry led the Tiger
Sharks with a game-high 23
points. Travis Jenkins followed
with 22 points, and Mosi Quinn
added 15..
TIGERS 14 7 12 10 43
SHARKS 21 .21 28 19 89
PSJ- Mosi Quinn 15, Kedrick
Larry 23, Travis Jenkins 22, Dex-
ter Gant 4, Seneca Charibers 7,'
Lance Larry 4, Clay Smallwood 2,
Tremaine Lewis 4, and Kyron Bai-
ley 8.
BLOUNT.- Reed 3,, Mayo 5,'
McMillan 2, A. Wesselhoeft 8, Cot-'
ton 8, Holmes 2,,Paige 11, and P.
Wesselhoeft 4.
Port St. Joe 77, Liberty Co. 27

Lady Sharks, Lady Gators Tip Off a Pair of Games

Port St. Joe 68, Wewahitchka 27
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
defeated the Wewahitchka Lady
Gators 68-27 in Friday. night's
District 3, Class 2A game.
Tynetta Towner led all scorers
with a game-high 22 points. Bon-
nie Belin followed with 16 points,

and Courtney Lenox added 12 lor
the Lady Sharks (7-2).
Lindsey Carter led the Lady
Gators (0-10) with 18 points.

PSJ- Angela McDowell 2, Bonnie
Belin 16,, 'Megan Johnson 7,
Courtney Lenox 12. Tynetta

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Port St. Joe 62, Bay High 47
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to (7-3) on the season
with Monday night's loss to the
Bay High Lady Tornadoes. The
Lady Sharks had a 13-12 lead by
the end of' the first quarter, but-
Bay High bounced back to
outscore Port St. Joe 20-12 in the
second for a '2-25 lead at the
half. The Lady Tornadoes put the
game away in the second half
outscoring Port St. Joe 30-22.
Bonnie Belin led the Lady
Sharks with 18 points. Courtney
Lenox followed with 12 points;
and Tynetta Towner added 11.
SHARKS 13 12 8 14 47
BAYHIGH12 20 14 16 62
PSJ- Bonnie Belin 18, Megan
Johnson 6, Courtney Lenox 12,
Tynetta Towner 11.
BAY HIGH- Goldsmith 6, Tup-
man 4, Tobey 13, Fitzgerald 2,
Morehead 35, and Johnson 8. H
Wewahitchka 46, Liberty Co. 43,
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators snapped its 10 game sea-
son-opening losing streak with
Monday night's 46-43 overtimrn
victory over Liberty County In a
District 3, Class 2A match-up.
Lindsey Carter sealed, the victory
with two free-throws with eight
seconds remaining in the game.
Kimberly McMillion and-
Carter led the Lady Gators (1-10)
on offense with 13 points each: '
Wewahitchka 35, Poplar Springs 47
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators dropped to 1-11 on 'the
season with Tuesday night's 47-
35 loss to Poplar Springs. A,
Lindsey Carter led the Lady
Gators on offense with 22 points.

1st Team FACA District 31
Seven Port St. Joe High
School football players were
named to the Florida Athletic
Coaches Association (FACA) Dis-
trict 3 first team football team.',,
On offense, Seneca Chambers
was selected as the quarterback;
Dexter Gant, wide receiver; and
Steve Lowrey and John Gainous
as offensive linemen..
On defense, Tremaine Lewis,
defensive end; Brett Jeffcoat, out-
side linebacker;, and Ryan
Stephens, inside linebacker.

All-Big Bend Football Team
Four Gulf County athletes
were' named to the Tallahassee
Democrat All-Big Bend football
teams. Port St. Joe's Dexter Gant
was a second team selection as a
wide receiver. Seneca Chambers
was a honorable mention selec-
tion as a wide receiver, .Koran
Peters was a honorable mention
selection as a specialist,, and
Wewahitchka's P. J. Addison was
also an honorable mention selec-
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The top-ranked Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks remained unbeaten
on the season with Saturday
night's 77-27 blowout over Liberty
County in a District 4, Class 2A
match-up. The Tiger Sharks held
the Bulldogs to single digit scoring
in all four quarters. Port St Joe
jumped out to a 14-4 lead by the
end of the first quarter, and
extended their lead to 35-11 by
halftime. The Tiger Sharks
outscored the Bulldogs 42-16 in
the second hdlf of play.
Travis Jenkins lead all scor-
ers with his game-high 21 points.
Kedrick Larry followed with 19 for
the (15-0, 4-0) Tiger Sharks, and
Kyron Bailey added 13 points.
SHARKS 14 21 25 17 77
LIBERTY 4 7 7 9 27
PSJ- Mosi Quinn 7, Santiel
Chambers 1, Kedrick Larry 19,
Travis Jenkins 21, Dexter Gant 4,
Seneca Chambers 2, Lance Larry
8, Clay Smallwood 2, and Kyron
Bailey 13.
LIBERTY CO.- G. Peterson '10,
R. Peterson 2, Rackley 3, Vickers
1, Flemming 4, Williams 3, ,and
Finkley 4.
Port St. Joe 65, Wewahltchka 35.
The top-ranked Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks knocked off Gulf
County rival Wewahitcka 65-35,
Tuesday night in a District 4-2A
match-up. The Tiger Sharks
jumped out to a 22-11, lead by the
end of the first quarter, before
extending it to 43-20 by halftime.
Port St. Joe outscored the Gators
24-15 in the second half of play.
The win gave the Tiger, Sharks
a 5-0 record in District 4 play and

a 16-0 record overall. The
Wewahitchka Gators dropped to
7-7 on the season.
Travis Jenkins led all scorers
with 14 points. Mosi Quinn fol-
lowed with 11 and Clay Small-
wood added 10 for the Tiger
Derrick Williams led the
Gators with 11 points, and Bran-
don Jones chipped in nine.
GATORS 11 9 5 10 35
SHARKS 22 21 13 11 65
PSJ- Mosi Quinn 11', Kedrick
Larry 3, Travis Jenkins 14, Dexter
Gant '9, Seneca Chambers 8,
Lance Larry 2, Clay Smallwood
10, and Kyron Bailey 8.
WEWA- Titus Pittman 5, Bran-
don Jones 9, Patrick Kerrigan 6,
Derrick Williams 11, Nick Hall 2,

and John Poe 2.

Adidas Shoot-Out
In "The Dome"
This Friday the #1 ranked
Tiger Sharks will host a double-
header in The Dome sponsored by
Adidas. At 8:00 Pensacola
Woodham will play Robertsdale.
Alabama and the Sharks will'play
Lake Region at 9:30.
All four teams are ranked 'in
their classes with Lake Region
featuring two' players ranked in
the top 100 in the State of Florida.
Lake Region features an up
tempo trapping team with talent.
"It should make for an exciting
'basketball in The Dome," said
Coach Vernon Eppinette.

Port St. Joe's Mosi Quinn slips past Wewahitchka's Derrick Williams
(22) for two of his 11 points in the Tiger Sharks' 65-35 victory
Tuesday night.

^ l936-1999^

Travis Jenkins' led all scorers
Tuesday night with 14' points.
Jenkins also had 22 points
against Blountstown and 21
against Liberty Co. in two other
District 4-2A matchups this

Wewahitchka 74, Bay High 88
The Wewahitchka Gators
could not hold off the Bay High
Tornadoes in the second half. of
Thursday night's 88-74 loss. The
Gators dropped to 6-6 on the sea-
son. The Tornadoes jumped out to
a nine point lead (25-16) by the
end of the first quarter, but the
Gators bounced back to outscore
Bay High 21-18 in the second to
go into halftime down 43-137. Bay
High outscored the Gators 45-37
in the second half of play.
Derrick Williams led all scor-
ers with 35 points. Patrick Kerrig-
an followed with 10 points for the
BAY HIGH25 18 22 23 88
GATORS 16 21 13 24 74
WEWA- P. J. Addison 6,, Titus
Pittman 6, Patrick Kerrigan 10,'
Derrick Williams 35, Pete Taunton
8, Nick Hall 2, Tim Pittman 3, and
John Poe' 4.
BAY HIGH- Smith 3, Coram 6,
Cook 16, Pittman 14, Haisley 2,
Figueroa 18, Adams 3, Hall 4, C.
Davis 14, Mills 5, and Sterling 2.
Wewahitchka 67, Greensboro 49
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 7-6 on the season
with Friday night's 67-49 victory
over Greensboro. The Gators led
12-10 by the end of the first quar-
ter, and extended their lead to 33-
18 by halftime. Wewahitchka also
outscored Greensboro in the sec-
ond half of play 34-31.
Derrick Williams led the
Gators with a game-high 31
points. Pete Taunton followed
with 12 points, and Patrick Kerri-
gan added 11 for the Gators.
GATORS 12 21 14 20 67
G'BORO 10 8 .8 23 49
WEWA- P. J. Addison 2, Patrick
Kerrigan 11, Pete Stacy 3, Derrick
Williams 31, Pe,te Taunton 12,
Nick Hall 9, and John Poe 3.

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On Tuesday, the Port St. Joe
Elementary 4th grade teachers:
Mrs. Carlsten, Mrs. Smallwood,
Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Patten
walked their 4th grade classes to
the Constitution State Museum
for Living History Day..An annual
event, elementary students begin
.studying Florida history in the
4th grade, and a trip to learn from
the living history demonstration
at the museum enables them to
experience first hand the day-to- *
day lifestyle of life in Florida dur-
ing the 1800's.
-Developed by St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park, park staff
together with other Gulf County
residents, dressed in period cos-
tumes and commanded five differ-
ent centers of interest represent-
ing life in the 1800's. These cen-
ters were: lard rendering, turpen-
tine processing, daily cooking,
sewing, and butter churning.
Here' is a brief summary; of
some of the facts the students
V learned during their visit:
SLard rendering: Robert
Atchison, Cindi Hoffman, and
Jody Whittle kept two large cast-
iron-cauldrons fired with sizzling
cracklins floating on top of melt-
ing lard. It was pointed out that
there wasn't always a. grocery
store around for purchasing
goods like lard, so pioneers had to
make their own. They used the
lard in cooking, as well as for
making soap.
Turpentine processing: Park
Ranger Bill Wilkinson portrayed a

period turpentine worker, giving
the children a first hand account
of his life in the turpentine indus-
try during the boom of the naval
store industry.
Children were taught the
steps in making turpentine: using
a broad axe to strip the bark; cut-
ting a "v" in the trees with a hack;
inserting tin gutters to catch the
sap; and filling barrels with the
sap for boiling.
The children were amazed to
learn that. a man in this field had
to work about 1,000 trees to earn
* $.75 (that's 75 cents!) in case you
think you're misreading.
Daily cooking: Park Manager
Anne Harvey and Mrs. Ernestine
Harvey portrayed two women
commencing with the daily chores
of cooking.
Mrs. Ernestine Harvey
demonstrated how popcorn was
popped over an open fire, using a
long handled popper that prevent-
ed long skirts from catching fire.
Children learned that popping
corn was a way in which children
entertained themselves in the
Ms. Anne Harvey explained a
tasting spoon, another long han-
dled tool with a grass-wrapped
handle, which cooled down quick-
ly, and ended in a brass bowl. The
brass prevented the cook from
burning her mouth.
A dutch oven was cooking a
delicious smelling apple crisp and
students learned that ashes kept

Turpentining, Daily Cooking, Sewing & Butter
on the top. as well as the bottom buttermilk; then packing the but- naturally sweet.
created the oven 'affect. ter for storage. A trip through the Constitu-
Most pioneers, said Ms. Butter had no preservatives, tion State Museum, led by Park
Harvey, ate one hot meal and two yellow coloring or salt and was Ranger David Foote, to learn
cold meals a day. It was too labor
intensive to do otherwise.

about the early European settle-
ment of Florida and its evolution
towards statehood rounded out
the visit.

Students were fortunate I r
enough to sample homemade' 'i' l t'
baked goods: gingerbread I' .
muffins, lemon tarts, tea cakes t..
(sugar cookies) and pecan tassies. '
Imagine making these goods with "
sugar that you had, to first shave ,.
from a sugar cone, using metal. "
snips, and butter that you had to
chtirm yourself.
*Sewing: Students observed
sewing on an old Singer treadle
machine. They held an Iron made
of castiron and were surprised to
feel its heaviness. They learned
that an iron was first heated in br_
the fire, then applied to the cloth. "
Pioneers often used beesw%.ax on
their irons to make them slick on
the bottom and, easier to slide 4
gver the cloth. Beeswax was also '
used to wax sewing needles.
Butter churning: Pamr
Murfey led the students through
the steps involved in butter mak-
ing6 waiting for the cream to rise
(usually about 24 hours: pounng
the cream into the churn: churn-
ing for about half an hour, pour-
ing out the buttermilk; spooning
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By: Amanda Marquardt

1999-2000 Congratulations to the girls'
basketball team. They defeated
School's back and the stu- Wewa Friday night 68-27. The girls
dents are starting the new year off will be playing 'January. 13 in
right. RepQrt -cards will be sent. Apalachicola.
home on January 14. The The boys also .celebrat-
students.will get another ed a winning weekend.
break on January 17 for over Blountstown and
Martin Luther King, Jr. Liberty County. This
holiday. 'Friday. :January 14;
holiday" there will be ,two games
,Parents and stu- played h'ere 'in "the
dents are also reminded .' Dome." One 'game will
that they have five days begin at 8 p.m., and the
to bring a note for their. Sharks will .play in the
absence upon returning. second game at 9:30
The ; high school Region. versood lucke
recently upgraded its boys!! .. .
computer system. The Mrs. athey re-
new computer system cal class would like to
will now be used to notify parents thank both Mrs. Cathey and Mrs.
of their child's absence using an -, comforter for all their hard work
automated telephone service. that they put in for."Math Rocks."

By: Ali McKeithen
Welcome back' to a new year
and a new semester.
Here's a library reminder:
Please check the due dates 'on
your books. If. they are overdue, .
please be sure to return them as
quickly as possible!
Port St. Joe Middle, School.is'
busy counting down the days
until FCAT and Florida Writes.
Students are preparing and work-
ing in each class for these impor-
tant tests.
The faculty and student body
would like to congratulate o bur
principal; Mrs. Caroline '(Rish),
Witten, on her new marriage! GO,
Port St. Joe Middle, School
boys' basketball. team played its
last. two, home. games. Purple
Shark buttons are still on sale in
'the office for- 3.5'0: Letes keep
showing our Shark pride by dis-
. playing:our colors.
Don't forget to bring in your
note if you were absent the last
few school days in December. It's
really important!
Hey parents, report- cards go'
home January 14, and school is
out January-17 for Martin Luther
King, Jr. day.
That's all of Port St. Joe
Middle School's news for this
week. Until next week, here is a
question to stir those brait' cells:"
What do you do when you discov-
er an endangered animal.; that
eats only endangered plants?

Faith Christian

School Honor Roll'
The following is the academic
honor roll list for the second nine
weeks of Faith Christian School.
All A's .
First :Grade: Jordan Heath,
Sean Pridgeon. and Nate Taylor.
'Second Grade:' 'Ryian' Brown.
Third Grade: Jenna Maddox:
Fourth Grade: Trevor Burch and
Olivia Lamberson. Sixth Grade:
Kelly Geoghagan. Eighth Grade:,.
Rachel Bixler. -
ALL A's and B's .
First Grade: Cody Grantham,
J&remy Harcus, Violet Jones, and
Brian Pitts. Second Grade:
Chellsey O'Neill. Third Grade:'
Angela Canington 'and Karla
Wiley. Fourth Grade: Shane
Duty, Charlie Persall, Trevor
Seay, Zach Taylor, and Josh
Zuber. Fifth Grade: Ronnie
Brown. Brittany Davis/ Jennifer.
'Johnson, Ryan Taylor, and James
White. Seventh Grade: Jeffery
Semester All A's: 'Rachel
Bixler {8). Semester All A's and :
B's: Jeffery Pitts (7)

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PSJ Project Grad
Hosting Giveaway
and Button Sales
The-' Port '.St. Joe Project*
'Gradtatiotn' 2000 organization"'is
'conducting a~, giveaway, drawing.
which will pocket a $200 cash
prize to some lucky person.
From.' now until Thursday,'
March 2rid-the day. of'the draw-
ing, Project Grad committee mem-"
bers (parents* of graduating
seniors) will be accepting $1.00,
donations for chances to be the
recipient of the $200..
Also, the group still has a few
lighted spirit buttons on sale, for a'
great price of only $3.50 each. Get
yours before they're gone!
Funds generated from these
fundraisers will go toward the
.expense involved in sponsoring a
-.drug and alcohol free. celebration
for seniors" follidirfg 'the Port St.
Joe High School graduation cere-
monies in May this year.
As always. the' community's
help and support in this effort is
much appreciated.

Local Host Families
Needed for
Exchange Stuidents
S World Heritage, a- non-profit,
...public benefit organization, Ais
- seeking local host families for,
high school .boys and. girls from.
Spain, Me.xco, France, Germany,
Thailand, Brazil. Japan and the
NIS (Newly Independent States of
the former Soviet Union) coming'
to this area for the upcoming
school year. ,,
'" Thee pe6foable 'aid lacade-
mically selected, exchange stu-
dents speak English., ,ae bright,
curious, and eager to' learn about
this country through living as .part.
Sof a 'family' and attending- high
school. This is a-wonderful oppor-,
tunity to share in the fostering of
inter-cultural friendships.
The exchange students arrive
from their home country shortly
before school begins..and return at
the, end' of the: school-:vear'; Each.
World-Heritage student is fully
insured, brings his or her own
personal spending money: and
expects to bear his. or! her share of
household responsibilities, as well
'as being included'in ri normal fami-
ly activities and lifestyes.' At the
same time' the -student will be
teaching their. newly adopted.host
,family about their, own culture
.and language. ..
The students' are ,- well'
screened and qualified by'. World
.Heritage. Families .may select the
youngster of their choice .from
student applications, photo col-
lages;, and biographical essays.
Once paired, students and fami-
lies, are encouraged to begin corre-
sponding prior to the student's
.Those persons interested in
obtaining more information about
becoming a host, family, or 1becom-
ing' an exchange' student should
contact World Hefitage's l6cat rep-,
resentative, Ray Harris at (850)
773-94,77 dr 1-800-785-9040 or
check' out their web site at
World Heritage" (Formerly
Spanish Heritage) is, a non.-profit,
tax exempt, public benefit organi-
'zation. World Heritage is officially
designated as an 'exchange visitor
program by 'the United States
information agency (USIA).

WES is 'very excited to have
Debbie Gerber on campus. Ms.
Gerber recently. substituted ., for
several weeks in. our 3/4 combi-.b
nation class while, April Bidwell
was on maternity leave. She is
now filling the position created ,by
Kim Whitfield's recent departure.
Students and teachers alike
were thrilled to find Ms. Gerbern
would 'continue to work in the
combo class, as all had become,
very fond of her. Her enthusiasm
was both refreshing and motivat-.
Ms. Gerber is a 1984 gradu-
ate of Liberty Baptist University.
She .received a Bachelor ,,of
Science degree, in business-
administration and minored in
cross cultural communication. ,
Before relocating ,ftt
Wewahitchka, she attended
Campbell University in North
'Carolina 'to work toward a mas-
ter's degree. Realizing that educa-
tion is a lifelong endeavor, she
plans to continue working toward
that goal.
Ms. Gerber, along with hus'-
band Derrick and son Bryce.
moved to our area in November,
1996 from Raleigh. North
Carolina. They found Wewahitch.-
ka to be a warm, friendly commu-
nity. Bryce is a kindergarten stu-

Debbie Gerber
dent at WES and enjoys bumping
into Mom on campus every now
and then.
When Ms. Gerber agreed to.
continue working in the combo,
class, she helped to insure stu-
dents of a smoother, transition.
Her dedication, diligence, and gen-
uine affection for the students
promise to make her,acherished
member of our staff.
WES Students Of The Month,
December 1999
Pre-K-Brittney Lamreau.
Raffield, Amber. Wells, Kristie
Whitfield, and Michael Bryan.
First Grade-Jay Bryan, Beau
McCorvey, Shelby Mitcham. and
Randy Veasey.
Second Grade-Rex Veasey,
Santana '.Majors, and Kayla
Third Grade-Lena McLe-
nmore, Natasha Jones, Paige
Nickell. and Danielle Wood.
Fourth Grade-Gayla
Williamson, Tiffany Newsome,
Mary Taunton, and Brandi
Fifth Grade-Arielle Bragg,
Matt Beatty. Harlin Crowle,.. and
Sam Adkison.
Sixth Grade-Shelley Naylor,
Shawna Hoover. Beverly Monk.
Tyler Bowles. and Suzanna

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TO u

News Column
INNS Faith Christian School

It's cold and flu season again .,,
'Please do not send your children
to school if he/she has had feveri'-
'or has 'had stomach, problems :
'during the night .or morning
before the school day. This will
help to stop the spread of these"'-
nasty little germs : .
-Please note that we will not
have school on Monday. January.
17, nor on February 21. Those'
days are holidays ..for students
,and.,teachers, and the ,office also
will be closed. '"
IThe annual Faith Christian
School Spelling 'Bee will be held
'Friday.. January. 14, at 1:00 p.m .
,.ir the library. Parents who wish
to attend should arrive a few min-
utes earlier. .
Students from grades five- '
through, eight will compete for the
honor of being the school's top
speller who will compete in the
Gulf County Spelling Bee to be'
held January 27.

Math students at Faith
Christian participated in a Math
'Marathon, to benefit St. Jude
Children's Hospital. Students
whose work' resulted in the most
contributions were second grader
'Chellsey O'Neill and Seani
Pridgeon, Who is in the first'grade.
iWe thank all of the participating
students and Marie Stone, who
coordinated the event..
We want to welcome several
.new students to Faith.. Nicole'
Windolf has joined the nursery
class and Sawyer Raffield; Kileb
Odom, and Matthew Jackson
have begun attending the three-
year-old group.
Kyndl Schoelles and
Mackenzie Wood are new pre-
kindergartners; in grade one we
welcome Dannie Bolden; and in
'grade two 'Jennifer Kennington.
There are openings-in all classes
except the three-year-olds.

Port St. Joe Dixie.

/ iamp JJc1uiiit BaSeball League
for High'School and Baseball League
College Students Registration is
is Set for March 16th January 22nd & 29th
is eot for" March 16th- l

High school students with a,
grade poifit average of 'B' or better
and college students with a GPA
of. 'B+' or' better ,are eligible for,
$1,000 college scholarship (U.S.'
citizens only). All requests 'for
applications must include the fol-
lowing: student's name, perma-'
nent home address, city, state,. zip
code, name of current high school "
or college, approximate GPA, and
year in school during the 1999-
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Educational Communications
Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box
5012, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045-
.5012, or fax (847) 295-3972.
Requests must :.be received bY.
March 16th. '
Applications will be fulfilled
by mail .only, on or about April 7.
Two hundred and fifty (250) win-
ners will be selected oh the basis
of academic performances,
involvement in extracurricular
activities, and some consideration.
for financial need. A total of
$250,000 will be awarded.

The Port St. Joe Dixie
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 from
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., ET.
Registration will be conduct-
ed in the meeting room of'the Port
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; must not be 15 before
August 1, 2000).
The registration fee is $49,per
player for "A"/"AA" Leagues agess
five to seven); $45 for Minor/
Major Leagues (ages eight to 12);
$50 for Dixie Boys League .(ages
13 to 14).
Second and additional Minor,
Major and/or Dixie B3oys League
registrants in an immediate famti-
ly household are signed at' a rate
'$10 less than individuals;, no
additional player discount is given
in the "A"/"AA" Leagues.







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donating free practice tests to smoking reduces the' lifespan of
help students in the "Sunshine the average male smoker by '6.4
State" prepare for the next round-, years, compared with non-smdok
of testing. ers. This means that each ciga-
For one week, beginning rette has .cost him, :on the aver-
,January 24 to 29. the comipan\ '-"'age. i1 minutes of life. .
Swill provide free access to lull-' Elinirathtn a full c'artdno of
length practice tests. which are" 'eigaretts"eL would buy the smoker
specifically designed to match the an extra day and a half of life.
state's K to 12 standards. SOURCE: Bnuih Mi NicaJ j u..rnAJ 0.3 -' 53 i

From the Hallways of


.High School-

Joni Whittington & Sarah Bailek '

Welcome back! The second : The boys' basketball tednhs'
,half 'of the school year began hosted Bay High Thursday night .
Thursday. January 6th. We hope, and,, came up:;short. The team
that everyone plans to begin the traveled to Greensboro and:came
new year with great determnina- awayvictorious. The Gators,.will
tion and' enthusiasm. be'very busy during the upcoming;
The students attended a TGIF' "' days and weeks. Port"St. Joe,
assembly on Friday. All "stideilts' Carrabelle, ariand' Apalachiola," re,
that had absolutely perfect atten- on the schedule for this. week.
dance fromi'tHle: previous nine- The girls" basketball teams
week period weie recogrfized and hosted Port St. Joe Friday night .
given a certificate and' prize: The' '"and 'lost. They, t o, have a biusy
,prize is a pass that will allow the' week as they play-Liberty County,,
,.students: t6 lWatch a play during "PoplarSprings, a d ACA.
the junior or senior high viewing.. Report cards will be sent
The varsity, basketball team home on, Friday the 14th."
and varsity cheerleading teams Students '-will get 'their report f
were also recQgnized:,for'.showiltg ''. cards at TAP during the last five.
sportsmanship and given passes minutes of the,' day. Parents.
also.' These .teams had their' should expect to "' receive a
.,,names, passed along to the state ,. newsletter ..along with- the report.
as they are being considered for cards.
the states sportsmanship award. There Is- ho school on Monday
P. J. Addison,was, giyen.an the, 17th in honor 'of Marti'n
honorable mention in the state for Luther 'King, Jr. Offices will be'
playing c.ornerbktk i~ football'. : ,closed ron itihat dayas well.
The-TGIF assembly was also a .- .
time for the -principal,. Dr. Truby, ....
to review many of the school pro-
cedures and policiess' In particu-
'lar, he encouraged the students to n UI A
be at school every day and to be ,-r-' '-^-'
on time. to .classes. The.. grades u C oUL uNTYScHooLs
that the school receives 'empha- Fr OUT SCHOLS:
size attendance as well as test JANUARY 17 21, 2000
scores and graduation rates. MONDAY-HOLIDAY.
Another topic that, Dr. T cov- TUESDAY-Oven Fried Chicken,'
ered was the upcoming F'CAT Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans,
tests. Rewards' 'were promised Mixed Fruit, Roll, and' Milk or
based on the success level we stu- Chef's Salad Meal. ,
dents achieve. ', WEDNESDAY-Sloppy Joe with
I Bun, French Fries, Fresh banapa,
Spice Cake, and Milk or Chef's
Salad Meal..
'" *. TH'URSDAY-Nachos and Cheese,
."Sp'anlih ""Rice,' Peaches, Carrot
Sticks, Italian Bread, and Milk or
Chef's Salad Meal.
FRIDAY--Sausage Pizza, Tossed
"I .Salad, Pears, B'read Sticks with
pressing, and Milk or Chef's Salad
'*( \\Meal. C .


Upward Women-
A Christian ,woman's group
(to provide support to the Upward
Basketball League) is being
formed. You do riof have to have a
child In the league to be a part of
this ministry. The Upward
Basketball program is in hun-
dreds of churches 'across the
country and is in need of your
help to have this program contin-
ue.tp-grow in our community.
'..he group Upward Women
will support the activities of the
Upward Basketball League,
Activities include the weekly con-
cession stand with proceeds of the
concession stand providing
awards for the children and bene-
fit only Upward Basketball, prayer
partners; devotions, video and
camera on game days (this is to
take pictures and videos of the
children during their games and
will, be presented on awards
night). Score keeping correspon-
dence, etc. will also be needed.
*". The Upward Basketball sea-
son begins this Saturday and
lasts only eight weeks. The
Upward Women will have an orga-
nizational. meeting Thursday,
January 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the
A Long Avenue Baptist Church fel-
" oiwship hall. If you cannot come
to the meeting, but would like to
help in some way, please contact
one of the following ladies: Linda
Wright 229-8355, 227-1123 or
Shdron Hoffman 229-2798.

Junior Women
'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-
one. ,

Trace Your Family Tree
The Family History Center of
the' Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints is now open
every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00,
until 8:00 p.m, CT, and
Wednesday from 9:00 a.m until
1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 until
8:00 p.m., CT.

For additional hours or nore
information call Connie Redd at
647-5608. The church is locatedt
at the corner of l5th Street and
Robin Lane in Mexico Beach.
Gospel Choir
Anniversary .
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.
New Bethel
Baptist Church
The youth, young adults and
Starlight Band of New Bethel
Baptist will render a praise service
and the word of God with minister
Darryl M'Ghee of Panama City on
Sunday, January 16th, at 11:00
a.m. Everyone is cordially invited
to attend.

Abe Springs Host
Gospel Sings
The Abe Springs Baptist.
'Church located on Highway 275
South will be having a gospel sing
on January 15th at 7:00 p.m., CT
with local talent. On January 22
the church will be hosting the
Gulf County community sing.'
Pastor Allen Pitts and congre-
gation extend a special invitation
to everyone to go and be a part of
these sings.

Gulf Pines Hospital
Says Thanks To Gulf
and Bay Businesses
Each year Gulf Pines Hospital
and Marquis Management. Corp.
in Port St. Joe host a very special
Christmas Gala for very special
children. This year over 65 youth
were treated to Christmas pre-
sents, refreshments and a visit
with Santa Claus.
Co-sponsoring the evening
event was Tyndall Federal Credit
Union. Tyndall contributed $400
to purchase holiday gifts.
Once again merchants and,
organizations from both Gulf and
Bay counties have made this a
very magical and merry
Christmas for area youth.

p .. I Sixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 L r
Sunday Worship . ... 10 a.m.
Adult School .... ..... 11 a.m. '
4 Sunday School / .
*Young Children
*Nursery Available '

Pastor Rcv. J.'Reid Cameron,

Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.

f First Baptist ChiurcA h
. Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
I, Sunday 'School .......... .... 9:45 am
, ',. 1 | worship Service .................. .. 11:00 am
Disciple Training . . . . 6:00 pm.
Evening Worship ..... ...... ... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........ 7:00 pm'

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

801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor,. Pastor
, Sunday School . . 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service . .. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service . . 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.

S Constitution and Monument
P ort St. Joe


Sunday) School .. . 9:45 a.m.
morning Worship ........ .11:00 a.m.

..(850) 227-1724
Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. D
PASTOR Choir Di,

Methodist Youth
Fellowship ...... .6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.
owns, Jr. Diana Sealey
rector Touth & Children's Director

S ce Baptist t i
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227118O http://www.graceeagles.org

H. F. Barbee "
Mr. H. F. "'Spotball" Barbee,
84, of Port St. 11oe, went to be with
the Lord on Weddesday, January
5. He was a native of,Calhoun
County, but for over half a centu-
ry, he had lived in Port St. Joe
working as a painter/contractor.,
Along with his wife, Bernice, who.
preceded him in death, he was a
long time member of Long Avenue
Baptist. Church. Always ready
with a quick joke and an endear-
ing smile, Spot will be dearly
missed by all who knew and loved
Survivors include three sons
.apd daughters-in-law, Tony and
Judy Barbee, Archie and Glenda
Barbee, and Joel and Melba
Barbee, all of Port St. Joe; six
grandchildren, Stacy Stomp (and
husband John), Angel Barbee,
Joey Barbee, Marcie Barbee. Nikki'
Pugh, and Bnan Pugh: two sis-
ters, Vivian Scott and Joan
Herndon; one brother, Brownie
Barbee; and several nieces and.
Funeral services were held at
3:00 p.m., ET, Sunday, January
9, at Long Avenue Baptist
Church, conducted by Dr. Dan'
Duncan 'and the Reverend Mark
Jones. Interment followed in the
family plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
The 'Deacons of Long Avenue
Baptist Church served as active
and honorary pallbearers; other
honorary pallbearers were A. V.
Bateman, Tom Braxton, Buddy
Bridges, Harold, Hinote, Eddie
Jones, and R. H. Swell.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.

Mark Hudson
Mark Hudson, 38, of
Youngstown, passed away
Thursday, January. 6 in Bay
Medical Center. Born in Port St.
Joe, he ,had been a resident of
Youngstown since 1995. Prior to
that, he lived many years in
California, where' he was
employed by Northrop-Ventura
Mr. Hudson was preceded in
death by his grandparents, Ross
and Fennie Hudson and Vic
Anderson. Survivors include 'his
parents, Ross and Mary Lou
Hudson of Youngstown; his

grafidmother, Janet Anderson of
Tallahassee; two brothers, Ricky
Hudson of Ventura, California,
. and Rtisty Hudson of Youngs-
:town; and a number of other rela-
The funeral services were held
at 11:00 p.m., ET, Monday at the
Sg9reside, in Holly Hill Cnmetery,
conducted by the Reverend
William Brown. Interment fol-
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe

Frank King
Frank King. 92. of Port St.
Joe. passed away Saturday,
January 8. A native of Evergreen.
Alabama. he was a faithful mem-
ber of Mt. Carmel Missionary
Baptist Church, where he served

on the Trustee Board for many
years before falling health.
He leaves to mourn his pass-'
ing his wife. Inez King: one daugh-
ter. Ruby Baker: one son-in-law.
Reverend Luther Baker: three
step-daughters, Janie Morris,
Debra Elliott, and Cherry
Chambers; five stepsons, George,
Johnny, Echol,' Raymond Morris
arid Larry Chambers; four grand-
children, Ira D. Roberts, Jr. and
wife Merion, Lorenza Roberts,
Douglas Richards, and Arzator
Jones; 21 great-grandchildren;
eleven great-great-grandchildren;
five great-great-great-grandchil-
dren; two sisters, Wynonia Ingram
of Montgomery, Alabama, and
Dana Booker of New Brunswick,
New Jersey: and a host of nieces,
nephews, and other relatives..
Funeral services were held at
1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January
12th at Mt. Carmel Missionary
Baptist. Church. Interment fol-
lowed in Forest Hill Cemetery. He
laid in state at the church
Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until
funeral time.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.

,' ial o I)mu

P Iiun #eIs


raiseof God
In Psalm 66:1 we find, "Make
a joyful noise to God, all the
earth, sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!"
Singing is our way of giving,
praise to God. Some people are
Oliver F. Taylor very talented in singing. Others
Visitation Minister, First' received a lesser talent. Some of
United Metho'dis't Church us just make, a joyful noise. I love
to" hear talented soloists and,
choirs; I believe that, music is an integral part of worship.
Congregational singing lets everyone participate in the
service.. Choirs train and practice that their presenta-
tions can enhance the service of worship. ,
Worship is not just getting together with some: nice
people. It is God's people gathering to give praise to God.
It needs to. be done regularly .and with great sincerity.
Let's give Him glorious praise that He loved us enough to
send us His Son.

S First United Metfodist Church..
11.1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Sunday Worship Services:
Traditona l... .......... ..... ......... 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary ................. ..... 11:00 a.m., CT.

Rev. Ted L.ovelace,Pastor .. Church/Office: 648-8820


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





Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome "-

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

9 a.m. Sunday

Eric Bradley Bellew
Eric Bradley Bellew, age 12,
died on December 30, 1999 as a
result of a house fire in Wakulla
He is survived by his mother
.and stepfather, Betsy and Danny
. Raffield of White City; his father,
Ronald Bellew of Wakulla; two sis-
* ters Elizabeth Bellew of
Apalachicola and Tiffany Bellew of
Wakulla; two brothers, Ronald
Bellew, Jr. and Wesley Bellew of
White City; 'two grandparents,
maternal grandmother, Lillian
Glenn of Mississippi and paternal
grandmother, Donnie White of
Southport: several aunts and
Funeral services were held on
January 8th at graveside with the
Reverend William E. Smith offici-
ating. Interment was in Eastpoint.
Memorials can be made to the
Eric Bellew Fund at', Emerald
Coast Federal Credit Union in
Port St. Joe,.

Robert H. Whigum
Robert H. Whigum, 89, of Port
St. Joe passed away Sunday,
January 2 in Gulf Pines Hospital.
He was a long time resident of
Port St. Joe and was retired from
St. Joe Lumber 'and Export
Company. He was of the

9:30 a.m. Sunday

Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 ,
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

: 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
Sunday School 9:45 am Wedneiday Night at 6:00 p.m Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting, Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good blessed is the nman that trusterh, n Hmun.
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647.'5026 -

First Pentecostal Holiness Church
.2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493. :
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

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

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

Family Life Church

"Touching Lives with the Love ofJesus" '
... .' Po ,rt J o

10:30 Sunday Mornin Apalachicola,:., E wy W.. Panama City-
7:00 Wednesday Evaning ..
71 Reid Ave..
need US Family life Church'
call 229-LIFE (5433) 'N
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Jo .. Wewahitchko

"A Port of Victory"

l ^ Fir s..CklAuck ofk, eNsazarene.

2420 Long Avenue Poet t5. Joe, Florida 32456-
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ..... ........1......0 a.m. ch,e unto the LoeJ tke giloiy
Sunday Morning Worship'.............11 a.m. due His nanme/ worshiphfke
Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6,p.m. Lord n the beauty of holiness
Wednesday Evening Service ,... .........7 p.m. Psalm 29:2

,\\|/ .The friendly place to worship!

SFirstLt Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
rW Worship Sundays at .10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
ov fy Bible Study Sundays at 9:90 a.m. (all ages)
ll, Se S., -Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central"
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776



Missionary Baptist faith and was
retired from St. Joseph's Catholic
Church as a custodian.
Survivors include one 'daugh-
ter, Mary F. Brown and her hus-
band King of Palmetto; seven
grandchildren; eight great grand-
children; two sisters, Charlie Mae
King and Iris Bolden, both of Port
St. Joe; and one brother, the
Reverend Henry Whigum, Jr. of
There funeral services were
held at 11:00 a.m. ET on
Saturday, January. 8th at the MNt. .
Carmel Baptist Church. conduct-
ed by the Reverend Luther Baker.
Interment followed, in the family,
plot' in Bagdad Cemetery in.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.

Note of Thanks
First I want to thank bour
heavenly Father who is the author
and rfinisher of our faith. Thanks
to Doctors Poonai and the hospi-
tal staff and each and every one
for the visit, cards, flowers, gifts.
telephone calls, and most of all for:
the prayers. ..
May God richly bless you all.
Yours in Christ. Doreatha Allen



Year 2000 For Florida's Health Care

By Ruben- Jose King-Shaw,
Jr., Executive Director,
Florida Agency For Health
Care Administration
This is a pop quiz. Name
Florida's top growing industry. If
you said tourism, banking, and
insurance, or citrus, you're
wrong. It's health care, and it's
growing at an astonishing rate,
contributing $55 to $60 billion a
year.to Florida's economy.
One of our biggest challenges
is making sure people can find-
health care, afford it, and can
count on the quality of the care
they receive. Both government
and private interests must face
that challenge, and it will mean
working together on tough, issues.
How did health care become
such a huge part of our economy?
Credit.should be given to the med-
-ical profession and to those people
in research labs. Technological
and pharmaceutical miracles
have transformed our lives. We
suffer fewer childhood diseases,
get better and quicker diagnoses
of our ailments, and have a huge
array of drugs and procedures
that combine to both enhance and
extend oir lives. But the cost is
enormous. .
Florida continues to be a'
mecca for the nation's retirees.
People over 65 accounted for more
than 18 percent of our population,
in the last census compared to 'a
12.5 percent national figure. The
over-85 age group is our fastest
growing population segment..
The University of Florida's
Bureau of Economic and Busi-
ness Research projects that by,
2010 nearly 20 of us will be' 65
and older, and nearly three per-'
cent will be 85 and older. This is a
45 percent increase in the age-65
group and a 123 percent increase
in the age-85 group since 1990.,
The continued growth in our'
retiree population places growth
demands on all health care,
In 1950, Florida had 119
licensed hospitals; by 1970 there
were. 200; today there are 281.,
Similarly, nursing home beds
grew from 29,400 assisted living
facilities, and you can quickly
grasp the enormity of elder health
Doctors, too, have increased
.in number from about 10,000 in
1975 tob more than 36.000lnpowv
Even so.'..many' Floridians .have
difficulty finding- doctors who are
accepting new patients.
One of the major trends of the'
.past decade has. been the emer-
gence of managed care. This con-

cept is familiar to most peop
through health maintenance
organizations (HMO). In 1987 on
1.6 million Floridians used HMO
By 1997 that number had grow
almost 200 percent to 4.4 million
We all look forward to a lon
life, but we also want to know th
we will be able to get the care o
need along the way. We need mo
and better home-based car
imaginative transportation sol
tions for active. elders and poc
who don't drive, and a dependab
range of facilities that provide t]
level of care each individu
While this health care boo
has, been building, our facility
have been suffering serious blow
from provisions in the federal Ba
anced Budget Act of 199
Changes in Medicare reimburs
ment have brought huge financi
pressures to nursing homes an
hospitals, .Bankrtptcy is a groin
ing problem among health ca
At the, Florida Agency f
Health Care Administratio
(AHCA), we have an early warnil
system to detect conditions th
could be harmful to nursing hon
residents. That system generate
a rapid response team to he
"troubled facilities and steps u
,the pace of complaint investing
In addition we are workix
closely with Governor Bush
implement the new Gold Seal pr
gram to identity. the state's be
facilities. We hope these effor
will also help us reduce the length
of our Nursing Home Watch Li
that -notifies consumers aboi
deficiencies we 'find during
The Balanced Budget Act
1997 is affecting the. HMOs
well. forcing them to increase c
pays and premiums. This trend
will continue into 2000. Congress
recently made some adjustmen
to the BBA, but their effect is y
to be felt.
By next year, nearly one out
every five dollars generated in t
state will come from the health
care industry. .

University of Florid
researchers estimate the health
care industry will add more job
than any other industry in th
years between 1994 and 2005
They calculate 209,000 new job
*,at,:a;growth rate orfnearly 40 pe
By comparison, tourism wi
account for about 191,000 ne
jobs with a 28 percent growl

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rate. Retail stores will create
34,000 new jobs, insurance
38,000, and manufacturing
The better news is that those
200,000 new health care jobs will
be higher paying, averaging
$31,829 a year compared with the
state average of $25,659. Com-
pare this with salaries serving
tourism: restaurants pay an aver-
age wage of $10,875; hotels an
average of $15,952.
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that brought us to this point will
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NOVEMBER 23. 1999
or. The Gulf County Board of Cour,\ t
)n Commissioners met this date in regular
ng session with the following members pre.
at sent: ChaIlrmanri Billy E Traylor and
Commissioners Tommy Knox. Nathan
ne Peters. Jr.. John Stanley. Jr.. and Warren
es .J. Yeager. Jr.
Ip Others present were- County Attorney
Llp Timothy McFarland. Deputy Clerk Towan1
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler.,
a- Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,:
Administrator/Emergency Management'
ng Director Larry Wells. Building Ol'fclal,/
t. Assistant Planner Michael Hammond,
to Building Inspector/Assistant Planner
O- David Richardson. Mosquito Control
S Department Secretar Sandy Hobbs,
Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P
sS Administrator Bo Williams; and Sheriffs
th Department Captain Joe Nugent.
st The meeurig was called to order at
ut 7:01 p.m.,.E.S.T.
Building Official Hammond opened
1g the meeting with prayer, and Chairman
Traylor led the Pledge of Allegiance to the
of Flag. ,
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
as Commissioner ,Yeager, second by
0- Commissioner Knox. and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Consent Agenda
ss (with. corrections to the niinutes and dele-
ts tion of page 19 Equipment. Operator II
ret position), as follows:
1. Minutes
-November 4, 1999 Special Meeting
of -November 9, 1999 Regular Meeting
S 2. Court Order '
h -Payment to Attorney' Nancy L. Jones
th (#99-51-CJ $350.00 to be paid from
Account s67081-31000)
3. Employee Appreclation Dinner ".
December 3. 1999
ia 4 Insurance Committee Recommemn-
dations (Health, Life, *Optometry). -
th Award Bid #9900-01 as follows:
bs Health Insurance Blue Cross Blue
le Shield of Florida
5.e Employee .$302.30
Employee & Spouse ,731.50 .'r
bS .? Employee a Children. S-' 1T I,
r- Employee & Family $767.10
Life Insurance Combined Insurance
Services (Shenandoah) ,
ill Employee ($10,Q00.00) S2.60
w Dependents ''5" $.63
SSpouse ($2,500.00)
th Children ($1,000.00)
Optometry Insurance ReliaStar Life
Employees will have the option to add this
to dithe Cafeteria Plan after County nego-
tiates rates
5. Invoice
S -First Choice Reporters (October, 1999 *
$963.50 to be paid from various Court
Reporter line items)
S -Southern Earth Sciences Environ-
mental Testing (#57833 $1,650.00 to
be paid from. Account #21111-31300),
6. Job ReclasslflcatUon R
-Mark Cothran to Truck Driver I Road
-David Green to Equipment Operator II
Road Dept.
7. S H.1 P Purchase Assistance
i -Davis/iFrazier (S611.615 00)
-Michele Owens (S11.615.001
-Christopher Pitts 1(11.615.,00)
DENIAL/BOBZIEN-Michael Bobzien
appeared before the Board to discuss:'ari-
ance requests which 'were denied by the
Planning & Development Reviev. Board on-'
properties owned by him and his wife
(Parcel #06268-586R & n06268-58.Rl He
stated that he would allow the vegetation
,on the Bay setback to return to its natural
state to alleviate problems with that
encroachment, and he discussed the other
encroachment which is into the neighbor's
S setback Bill McGee IMr Bobzien's;neigh-
bor) appeared before the Board to discuss
that the-Bobzien structure is not in complil
ance with the Building Code. He further
requested that the Board deny the variance
andallow Mr. Bobzien 30' days to bring the'
structure into compliance, stating that if
the. house met regulations he would not
necessarily oppose the variance. Upon dis'-
cussion by Building Official, Hammond
regarding norf-compliance ,items, Mr.
Bobzien stated that he had .agreed to repair
the items which can be repaired and offered
to give the County' a release of liability on
the items -which are not feasible to rebuild.
Members. of the Board discussed the
amount of time which they have given MW.
Bobzien to bring the building into corripli-
-ance and, after discussion by Attorney
McFarland,' Commissioner Knox motioned
to deny both variances. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion for discussion
and, following further discussion, the
motion passed unanimously. Mr. Bobzieh
then discussed "unconventional" construc-
tion, and inquired about having a certified
engineer report that the structure is sound.
Upon inquiry, Building Official Hammond
reported that the slab, footers, side wall
bearings, and swimming pool are items
which he feels would be infeasible/imprac-,
tical to bring Into compliance. After discus-
sion by Attorney McFarland, Commissfoner
Knox motioned to allow Mr. Bobzien 30
days to bring the structure' Into compli-
ance, and to begin the demolition'process if
he fails to do so. Commissioner Peter's sec-
onded the motion, 'and it passed unani-
mously. After discussion regarding the hol-
idays, Commissioner Knox amended his
motion to allow Mr. Bobzien until January
11, 2000 to be in compliance or the demo-
lition process will begin. Commissioner
Peters seconded the amended motion, and
it passed unanimously.
TEM-Ann Harvey, St. Joseph State Park
Manager,. appeared before the Board to
report that Florida's State Parks' System
was awarded the National "State Park Gold
Medal" and requested that the Board adopt
a resolution declaring November, 1999 be
celebrated in this honor. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote
the Board adopted the following resolution,.
Ms. Harvey reported that November 20th
was "Free Day" at the State Parks, and over
300 people visited the Dead Lakes,.
Constitution Museum, and St. 'Joseph

more prescription drugs.
We have enjoyed an unprece-
dented economic growth at the
end of this century. We do not
know how long or even whether
that will continue.
None of us can predict the
future, but we can certainly learn
,from the past.
f On January 14, 2000, AHCA

will be. meeting with our stake-
holders .in Tallahassee to continue
the dialogue of what lies ahead in
health care.. This is a first-of-its
kind program, bringing all ele-
ments of the health care industry
together to focus on the, issues

You are invited to attend from
1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., at the

Knott Building, across, the
from the Capitol.

Perinsula Parks
WHEREAS. Florida s massive and
diverse state park sNstem. with oter
500.000 a-cres and 151 park pr.perues.
has reteised natural recogniuon for its
state parks partnerships, its cutting-edge
resource management, recreation pro-
arams ,and its innovative ecotourism mar-
keting Inrtati,'e.. and
WHEREAS, more than 1,900 public,
and private partners have been recruited to
help provide expanded resource-based
recreational opportunities for the 15 mil-
lioin annual visitors. to Florida's state parks;
:6 WHEREAS, some 60 cluzens support
organizations support Florida's state park
system and volunteers last year provided
760,000 hours of service, the equivalent of
365 full-time employees. and
WHEREAS.. Florida s award winning
"PARKnership" program has paired 45
schools with 34 Florida state parks for
environmental eduCationr opportunities and
its "Partnership in Parks public private
matching program has resulted in Sl mil-
lion in park improvements; and
,. WHEREAS, since 1-996, attendance at
Florida state parks has increased by two
milli6'n visitors, a 17 percent increase; and
self-generated revenues, which are used to
help operate Florida's state parks, have
!increased by 30 percent over the same peri-
od; and
WHEREAS, in addition to preserving
one-half million acres of Florida's finest,
most pristine natural areas for enjoyment
by this and future generations, Florida's
state 'park system has a direct positive eco-
nomic impact of 273 million dollars and
has created 8,100 jobs for Florida's corn
munities; and
WHEREAS, recently at the National
Recreation and Park 'Association Annual
Congress meeting in Nashville, Tennessee,
the National Sporting Goods Association
awarded the prestigious 1999 "State Park
Gold Medal" to Florida's state park system,
recognizing it as the best state park system
in all 50 states;
that in recognition of the importance of the
state parks to Gulf County citizens; we, the
Gulf County, Board of County
Commri-istiorers. do heieby declare the
ensure month of November, 1999, be celd-
brated in honor of
and authorize the Department of
Environmental Protection to celebrate and
publicize the excellence of Florida's state
park system by designating November 20,
1999 as "Free Day" when park entrance
fees will be waived for all visitors.
ADOPTED in regular session this'23rd
day of November. 1999. (End)
DUMP TRUCKS-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the dump trucks
which, the County wants to purchase can-
not be obtained. through State Contract,
but Jackson County has recently taken
bids on dump trucks and the County can
piggy-back their bid to purchase 2 dump
trucks from Tallahassee Mack Sales
($81,500.00 each), for the 'Road
Department. Upon discussion by Attorney
McFarland, Commissionler Yeager motioned
that the County waive their current bid pol-
icy, and piggy-back Jackson County's bid
for these,.dump trucks. Commissioner
Starlev seconded the motion, arid it passed '
discussion by Chief Administrator Butler
that Raymond Harper has requested that
thel Board grant him a one-year medical
leave of absence (as 'set out in the Union
contract), Commissioner' Stanley motioned
tfo approve this request. Commissioner
Knox seconded the motion, and it passed
Veterans' Service Olli:er. williams reported
that the application for construction of a
Veterans Nursing Home. had been submit-
ted' to St. Petersburg, and. the site visits will
be held during the week of December 6-10,
1999. He reported on the counties which,
have also applied, and requested that the
Board contact Representative Kilmer and
Senator Thomas for their support of Gulf
Commissioner Knox discussed that the
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection now makes the decisions regard-
ing traffic, control on -waterways, and he
stated that he is attempting to have "Low
Idle" zones established in Howard Creek
and in the Highland View Canal near
Wood's and Raffield's Fisheries.
#9899-23.-Commissioner Peters reported
that he has requested that the 'County
Engineer prepare a cost estimate to repair
Apollo Street and Liberty Street, to be
incorporated into the 1999 Road Paving
Project. Chairman Traylor also reported
that he will be scheduling a workshop
regarding road paving to. be held on
November 29,, 1999.
RIVER-Commissioner Peters read a letter
which he will submit to the Florida Fish &.
Wildlife Commission regarding proposed
2000-2001 legislation to limit camping
along the;Apalachicola River to designated
areas only, and he stated that this limited
camping could adversely affect many Gulf
County residents.
PROGRAM-Commissioner Stinley report-
ed that Gulf County will receive 816,202.00
for the' Emergency Food & Shelter Program.
which is the largest amount ever received
by the County, and he stated that he will
present the information packet to
RETARY-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley, Chairman Traylor stated that he
would like for the Board to look over the top
3 applications and discuss this matter at
the workshop to be held on November 29th
ati 5:00' p.m., E.T. He reported that inter-
views have been, held, and he also sched-
uled a special meeting for 6:00 p.m., E.T.
on November 29th at which time a decision
can be made.
OPERATOR II-Upon discussion by

Commissioner Stanley regarding job set-
ups for employees which have been previ-
ously reprimanded for equipment damage.
Administrator Wells reported on the Union
policy regarding position set-ups. After fur-
ther discussion regarding possible changes
during contract negotiations,
Commissioner Stanley motioned to.move
David Green to the Equipment Operator II
position, effective November 24. 1999. '
* REALIGNMENT-Commissioner Stanley
motioned to place the identical question
regarding County-wide voting from the 1992
ballot on the regular ballot in November,
2000 ("Do you support County-wide -voting
for your County Commissioners?").,
'Commissioner Knox stated that they
already, hase a response to that question.
and that funding Is the issue that Is Impor-
tant at this time Commissioner Peters then
discussed that the County' will soon be fac-
ing the task of realigning the districts, due
to changes In population, which will give
him a 60", white district. Commissioner
Yeager then seconded the mouon for dis-
cussion, and discussed the possibility of
having the Plaintiffs inthe original lawsuit
agree to go back to County-wide voting
(which would save litigation costs). After
further discussion, Commissioner Yeager
withdrew his second 'and the motion, died.
for lack of a second. Members of the Board .
further discussed the need for School
Board involvement in realignment of the
districts. .
Yeager discussed that the Oak Grove Water'
System currently has enough funds to pay
off the bond issue, and he would like to
request that the.City of Port St. Joe take
over that system (as they already do the
billings, repairs, etc.). He stated that the
County may also be able to pay off the bond
on the Highland View Water System. but
Chief Administrator Butier and Attorney .
McFarland are checking on both' to make
sure there are no prepayment penalties,
DAY-Commissioner-Yeager reported on
the Veterans' Day program held at Port St.
Joe High School, stating that he was very
proud of the attentiveness of the entire stu-
dent body during the ceremony. Chairman
Traylor reported that the Wewahitchka stu-,
dent body was the same, and he also dis-
cussed his dissatisfaction in allowing the
Union employees, to "swap" the Veterans'
Day holiday for another day. Members of.
the Board thanked all Veterans for their
service, and thanked the teachers for edu-
cating our children in this awareness.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Yeagr, and unan-
imous vote; the meeting did then adjourn at
8:45 p:m., E.S.T. 1 "

NOVEMBER 29, 1999
The Gulf County Board of County
.CommissiQners met this date in workshop
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: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. .Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assist6int Debbe Wibberg, Administrator/
Emergency, Management Director Larry
Wells, Building Official/Assistant Planner
Michael Hammond, Building Inspector/
Assistant Planner David Richardson,
County Engineer Representative Bill
Kennedy, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford.
and Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P.
Administrator Bo Williams
The workshop was called to order at
5:02 p.m., E.S.T.
#9899-23)-County Engineer Represen-
tative Bill Kennedy appeared before the
Board to present the proposed changes/
.estimates for additions to the Road Paving
Project. Members of the Board discussed
roads on the list and requested that Mr.
Kennedy place additional roads on the list
for cost estimates, as follows:
DISTRICT I: Lockey Lake Drive
Pete's Road
DISTRICT III: Roads in Highland View
running parallel with
DISTRICT IV: Forest Hill Cemetery Road
Industrial Road
The Board further discussed funding
of this project, and agreed to make the
decision once the final estimates (including
the additions) have been prepared and
brought back to the Board for their
There being no further business, the
workshop did then adjourn at 5:45 p.m.,

NOVEMBER 29, 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, Nathan
Peters, Jr., John Stanley, Jr., and Warren
J. Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Administrator/
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells, Building Official/Assistant Planner
Michael Hammond. Building Inspector/
Assistant Planner David Richardson,.
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, County Engineer
Representative Bill Kennedy, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, and Veterans' Service
Offlcer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams.
The meeting was called to order at
6:01 p.m., E.S.T.

#9899-23)-Upon discussion regarding
additJons to the 1999 Road Paoing Project.
Commissioner Stanley requested that
Preble-Rish. Inc. add Lockey Lake Drive
and Pete's Road to the cost estimate they
are drafting for a change order to the con-
tract. Commissioner Stanley then motioned:
to pave Doc Whitfield Road from Highway
71 to the Cypress Creek Bridge. at a width
of 20 and with a decrease in the asphalt
thickness. Commissioner Peters seconded
the. motion, and upon request by.
Commissioner Knox. Commissioner Stanley
and Commissioner Peters also added to the
moon that patch work be done in the area
where a telephone line was installed on this
road (approximately 500 feet past the
Cypress Creek bndgel. The motion then
passed unanimously. Commissioner Peters
requested that Forest Hill Cemetery Road
and Industrial Road be added to the eai-
mates. and Commissioner Knox requested
that the roads In Highland View which run
parallel to Highway 98 be added. Chairman
Traylor then stated that all roads which he
paves will have legal documentation 'of
Administrator Butler discussed plans for
completion of the interior of the
Administration Building Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by.
Commissioner Stanley. and unanimous'
vote, the Board agreed to adierute to
receive sealed bids for this project.;
Commissioner Stanley stated that he would
like for the Board to hold a workshop to'
decide what will be done uith the space left
in the .Courthouse once the Board s
employees hase moved to the
Administration Building.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-:
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-,
mous vote. the Board agreed to cancel their'
-regular meeting scheduled for Decemberl
28. 1999 '.
trator Butler discussed the need for a new
vehicle for the Water Department. stating
that there refunds in the budget for the
first year s payment (based o6 <-Iear
note). Upon- nmoton by Co itss ti.r-
Yeager. second by Commissioner Kno.'
unanimous vote. the' Board agreed to
advertise to receive sealed bids for this
RETARY-Chairman Traylor reported that
21 applications were received for this posi-
tion, and stated that he attended the inter-
views. After discussion regarding the num-,
ber of secretaries which have worked in this,
-office, Emergency Management Director
Wells recommended that the Board hire
Patty Bardlum (emergency management
experience). Commissioner Peters motioned'
to accept this' recommendation, and,
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion. Upon 'discussion regarding the,
other applicants for this job, Commissioner
Yeager stated that he would like to see the
ensure Board Interview the top 3 applicants.
The motion then failed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners Peters and Stanley voting
yes. Commissioner Yeager motioned "to
interview, the 'top 3 applicants (Patti
Bartium; Judy Cranford, and LaDonna
Price) in'a workshop prior to the next regu-
lar meeting. Commissioner Stanley second-
ed the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no. -Chairman
Traylor scheduled the workshop interview
for Monday, December 6, 1999 at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T.
DENT-Chairman Traylor discussed that
Road Superintendent Bob Lester will be
retiring effective February 11, 2000 (having
worked for the' County over 39 years), and
has recommended .that Bobby Knee be
hired as the new Superintendent Upon
motion by Commissioner Stanley, second
;by Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous
vote. the Board approved this recommenda-
tion (to be effective 2/11/00). Upon discus-
sion about his salary increase, the Board
requested that Chief Administrator Butler
prepare a recommendation to bring back to
the Board. Members of the Board thanked
Mr. Lester for his loyal and dedicated ser-
vice to the people of Gulf County.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
6:35 p.m: .E.S.T.

DECEMBER 6, 1999
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
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: Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, Chief Administrator Don
Butler (5:08 p.m.), Adirinistratcr.
Emergency Management Director Larri
Wells, and Veterans' 'Service Offlqer/
S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams. :'
Also present were Emergency
SManagement Secretary. Applicants Judy
Cranford, Patti Bartlum, and LaDonna
The workshop was called to order at
5:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Board and Emergency Management
Director Wells met with and interviewedcthe
top three (3) applicants for the position of
Emergency Management secretary. After
holding the interviews, Chairman Traylor
thanked the applicants for their time ainl
interest in this Job. Members of the Board
then discussed their views of the applicants
and the position, and Chairman Traylor
stated that he would call a meeting ht a
later date for the purpose of hiring for th s
position, i
There being no further business,, b-e
meeting did then adjourn at 6:15 jpl'h.
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Gulf Ranger/Rangerettes Visit Post Office

The Gulf Rangers (boys) and
Rangerettes (girls), are newly
formed groups under the direc-
tion of leaders Larry and Vickie
Scheffer and assistant leaders Nic
Nicodemus and Donna Murnan.
The groups' motto of "Do My
Best." says it ALL. They strive to
promote positive behaviors and
Each child is encouraged to
be true to one's self, following
THEIR own personal beliefs, as
well as respecting others, to
honor their family, care and
respect nature, help and serve
their community and country,
and to be sensitive to the common
wealth of humanity and the
Throughout the year, the
boys' and girls' groups are
encouraged to earn awareness
patches covering such interest as
safety, heritage, music, art, litera-
ture, health, cooking, nature,
manners, environment, emer-
gency, humanity, and academics.
They also participate in special
events, tour different establish-
mIepts, welcome special speakers.
and attend neld trips.
', ne such outing was recently
to the new Port St. Joe U.S. Post
Office. Postmaster Dennis H.
Geoghagan and Johnny Linton
hosted the groups.

how thousands of pieces of mail
are collected, sorted, and distrib-
uted throughout our area, coun-

try, and the world. They also
learned that each individual plays
an important role ini the, success
Postmaster Dennis Geog-
hagan demonstrates route sort-
ing by .postal carriers in the
photo above. In the photo at
right the group takes a look at a
mail truck.
AARP Meeting
Mexico Beach AARP will be
meeting on January 21st, at
1.2:00 noon, CT at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center.
The program will include
refreshments, one half hour slide
show by Dave Foote of the St. Joe

of that process each and every
day and how stamps represent
multiple subjects of our lives,

country, and the world.
At the end of the day each
child purchased, wrote, and
mailed a. personal postcard.
Happily, all were received, proving,
the efficiency of our local post
office to be in very good hands.
The Gulf Rangers and
Rangerettes wish to send a spe-
cial "thank you" to Mr. Geoghagan
and Mr. Linton, along with all the
employees, for making the visit so
The operation of the groups is
based solely upon donations and
the fund raising efforts of the
groups. All funds stay for the sole
benefit of the groups in the Gulf
County area.

The boys and girls learned State Park on the Cape.t h Allim

Deciphering The Language Mullet Dinner
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Bass 17.01 NL +.02
Cntrl x 13.81 14.40 +.13
Devlrmtt 9.12 9.52 +.02
Envlpe r .;11.00l 1L.00 ,,0
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The next' column, ."Offer
Price," is the price paid to pur-
chase shares the previous day.
When the offer price is higher
than the NAV, there is an up-front
"load," or a commission you pay
to buy shares in that fund. If a
fund has a'front-end load, it is.
added to the net asset value.
Funds such as Bass that
show NL in this column are no-
loads, meaning the fund has no
sales charge; in this case, you buy
and sell shares at the fund's net
asset value.
As an investor, you should'
bear in mind that the NAV is the
price the fund will pay you to buy
back its shares; in other words,
the Drice at which vour shares

can be sold. However, the Offer
Price Is the price you will have to
pay to buy shares in the fund.
The next column, NAV Chg.,
shows the change in the fund's
net asset value since the previous
business day- measured in dollar,
amounts. So, for example, Apex
increased .02 dollars or two cents,
from $12.35 to $12.37.
Now look at the. listing 'of
funds; Note that a small "p" fol-
lows Apex. This indicates that the
fund charges a fee for marketing
and distribution costs. Known as
12b-I fee, it is .automatically
,deducted from the .fund's net
asset value over time.-
The small "r", after the fund's
name, "Envlpe." means that the
fund will; charge a redemption fee
or a conungent deferred sales
charge (CDSC). A CDSC is
imposed if shares are sold within
a certain time period. A redemp-
tion fee is a fee applied whenever
shares are sold.
The small "x" next to the fund
abbreviated "Cntrl" shows that
the fund's net asset value has
been reduced by a dividend pay-.
Finally, the small "t" used in
conjunction with the fund called
"Devlmt" means that both "r" and
"p" apply; that, is, the fund
charges a 12b-1 fee and main-
tains"a redemption fee schedule.
Consult with your financial
advisor about the mutual funds
that are best suited to your
investment goals, styles, and
strategies. Then follow the
progress of your investments in
the financial pages. of your favorite
newspaper with a new under-
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language of mutual fund tables.

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icans struggle with how to pay
the bills for presents and other
expenses related to the holi-
days. For many, overzealous
holiday spending may have
pushed them into serious and
troublesome; financial situa-
tions, or aggravated existing
Early signs of dangerous
personal financial trends
*Not paying bills on time, or
juggling which to pay.
*Paying only the minimum
on large credit.dard bills.
*Frequent overdrafts on
checking accounts.
*Spending all income' with

no money going to savings.
*Being denied creditA be
cause of a bad credit report.
If one or more of the warn-'
ing signs applies, consumers
might consider the following
guidelines for getting back on
*Determine exactly where
the. money is going. Draw up a
budget and stick to it.
*When -having problems
making payments, contact cred-
itors immediately about alterna-
tive, more manageable payment
plans. Do not wait until the
matter has been turned over to
a collection agency, which might
not be willing to negotiate.
*Check out companies offer-
ing debt consolidation loans
carefully. Exorbitant fees, high
interest rates and inflated
promises can aggravate debt


Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30,
Mexico Beach, FL.32410 Simmons Bayou on St.
850.648.2020 850.227.25
1.800.485.7478 or 888.458.

Beacon Hill Cockles Ave. Three lots, 50'x 00 each, '
house on lots that needs lots of work, septic tank. All for,
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 & baths.
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 Lic. Florida Real Estate Agent. MLS
#4825. :



and credit problems rather than
ease them.
*Beware of firms or. individ-
uals who offer to "clear.up" neg-
ative data reported to credit
bureaus. If the negative infor-
mation is accurate, credit
bureaus may report it. for at
least seven years. Bankruptcies'
may be reported for 10 years.

*Avoid using credit cards.
Pay off balances each month. If
debt has accumulated, pay
more than the minimum due-
each month, if possible.

Consumers who fall- behind
in paying creditors may be con-
tacted by debt collectors. The
Federal Fair Debt Collection

Florida's Dirty

Secret: Litterinmg!
Saa I

Florida's got a "dirty" secret,.
it's growing., rapidly and it's com-
ing to your neighborhood.
It's. litter, and. illegal dumping,
which together have become the
state's # 1 solid waste problem.
Even though our litter law
calls for a 50% reduction,
research shows litter.. is up by
It's riot just a threat to our
natural resources, but also to our
communities and neighborhoods.
It's unsightly, unhealthy, low-
ers property values, is bad for thel
economy, costs you tax dollars
and even attracts criminal activit-
Sheriffs aLnd other law
enforcement professionals report
that when neighborhoods are,
cleaned up, crime goes down.
Litter is. becoming so difficult-
for local communities that mayors
from across the nation gathered.
in Tampa this fall for thefirst U.S.,
congress of Mayors Litter Summit.,
During the conference the
mayors shared their litter prob-
'lems and their success stories in
this growing fight against blight."
SIt's not just local governments
which are spending on litter
cleanup. Last year Florida busi-
nesses reported spending close'
to$2,400 annually to keep their,
properties clean of litter.
And that is in addition to the
taxes they :pay in support of
Florida's Solid Waste Management
Trust Fund which generates $55
million per year.
Belleview Man,

Wins 1999 Wildlife
Photo Contest
Michael Wisenbaker was
stumped. He wanted to' explore an
underwater cave in. Osgood sink
south of Tallahassee. Instead of
an afternoon of-diving he found
the road to Osgood fenced off and
no trespassing signs posted. This
lead to a three month search.
before he found a cave and just,
the 14th known habitat for a rare
Sanctuary in the 'Sand is one
of the featured articles in the
Florida lWildlife January-
'February 2000 issue. The issue
also tells of one man's obsession:
with a trophy buck taken at the
Green Swamp Wildlife Manage-
ment Area in central Florida.
Clayton Martin explains why Swift
Creek Is his favorite fishing
retreat and introduces readers to
the Apalachicola River Wildlife
Environmental Area.
The issue also displays
entries from six photographers in;
the Florida Wildlife 1999 Photo
Contest. Leroy Simons of
Belleview won first place in the
wildlife category. other winners
were: Mark Schreoder of Largo,.
Tina Wright of Port Orange, Don
IMammoser of Colorado. John B.
Blois of Jacksonville. and Arthur.
Rubenstein of Flagler Beach.
Florida Wildlife is a sub-'
scriber-supported magazine that
features an eclectic mix of stories
about Florida's abundant wildlife.
and recreational opportunities in
the outdoors. .

For All Your Office
Supply Need. .

The Star
Publishing Co.
(850) 227-1278.,

Practices Act prohi
lectoirs from uisi
oppressive or ab
when attempting t
money. They can
statements or eng
practices in the p
their work. Con
beleive they are vi
debt collection pr
contact the Florid
of Agriculature a
Services at 1-800
800-435-7352) t(

NE\\ Barrier Dunes Units, Phase II -
There are currently 13 brand new units
under construction in this private, gated
communiiN on Cape San Bias They are 2
BR/2BA to\unhomes ith approx. 1,209
Sq Ft of living space. Ak'long with the
neu uniil-. a second pool %ill be built-to
add to the amenities of Barrier Dunes.
Prices start at $124,900. 'Optional
upgrjdes are a ailable' '

Gulf Front-Cpe Shoals-
Pelican Point 2 BR/2.5.BA,
approx. 1,310 SF. Rarely used and
never rented! Vacation ready down
to linens and silverware. Just bring
your toothbrush! MLS# 4295

Indian Summer Subd.-Honeymooners,
This New 3 BR/3BA home has approx.
1.700 Sq Ft. ol Inving area. vinyl win-
dows. french doors, ceramic tile flooring.
jacuzzi tub in master bath, large decks.
boardwalk to10 beach, pnrivale pool for sub-
ditision. Call for more detail on ho\n to
make ihis house Nour on n! MLS # 2707.

Gulf Front-Cape Shoals-
SeaBreeze 2 BR/2.5 BA, approx
1,310 SF, 1 year old roof, new A/C
and directly on the Gulf. Currently
on rental market MLS# 4108

Ai tLS,

Gulf County Manager Vickie Davis
Realtor Associates (Cape San Bias):
Margaret .Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher, Kim Harrison, Judy Watford
Realtor Associates (St. Joe.Beach)
Cathy Kitchens, Margaret Presswood, Linda Ulm, Tommy Luster, Teri Palmer

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libits debt col- Those who feel they need
ng harassing, more help in solving their debt
abusive tactics and credit problems might con-
to collect owed sider contacting the nearest
not use false office of the Consumer Credit
gage in unfair Counseling Service (CCS).
performance of CCCSs are local,, non-profit
nsumers who organizations, providing educa-
ctims of unfair tion and counseling on personal
actices should -budgeting and the wise use of
la Department credit. Services are free or for, a
nrd Consumer reasonable fee. For the nearest
)-HELPFLA (1- CCCS office, check the phone
o file a com-. book white pages or call 1-800-
388-CCCS (1-800-388-2227).

V Resort Realty of
W" St. George Island

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

PARKER HOME. Cozy half acre
bay front home on Cape San Bias.
3BR/2BA, 2000 sq. ft. with a
great Florida room and spacious
screened -porch. 100 ft. dock and


St. George Island
850-927-2666 8,00-974-2666
850-653-2555 888-419-2555

ier Dunes at Cape San Bias
110 Barrier Dunes Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107

Wewahitchka, 147 Gary Rowell Rd.,'
3BR/2BA, 2160 sq. ft. Wonderful'
family home with cathedral ceiling,;:
custom cabinets, fireplace, hard-'-
wood and tile floors, whirlpool bath?
deck and above ground ..pool..
$152,000. MLS #4126

Cape San Bias

Interesting, less than one per-
cent of the tiust fund has been
directed toward litter cleanup
efforts so far.
Many state and local agen-
cies, not to mention Florida's 13.5
million .citizens, have a stake in
litter and trash and its negative
impact on water quality,' wildlife
habitat, highways, communities,
public health and safety and local
economies. But nobody is clearly
in charge of the issue.,
There are ways each of us can
help get rid of this unwelcome
intrusion into our communities
and neighborhoods.
Become personally involved in
the Florida Great American
Cleanup during March and April
_this year.
SSome 100.000 of your neigh-
bors and fellow Floridians are
expected to team up with. busi-
nesses and local government to
"Clean up, fix up and keep up".
their communities and neighbor-
hoods during the 2000 Great
'American Cleanup.
To .volunteer for the cleanup
iri your neighborhood, call Keep'
Florida Beautiful toll-free at 1-
800-688-1959 or visit their web
site at www.keepFLbeautiful.oirg
-for more information.
'Let state officials and your
local legislators know that you
want them to do their share
through effective leadership and
adequate funding to help\clean up
litter and trash in your neighbor-
hood and community ,
And, finally, make a new mil-
lennium resolution not to litter,
yourself, or sit quietly when
friends or family members litter.
SIf we all pitch-in, this ,is one
difficult community and environ-
Smental problem that we can ,clean
up for good In the new millenni-
u Um.


Reg. $6.25 $


308 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 227-1278 or 229-8997
Fax Your Order In to 227-7212

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

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The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will meet Tuesday, January 18, 2000
at 10:00 am. E.S.T., in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Courthouse
to discuss and possibly act upon the following:
1) Approve Minutes November 16, 1999
2) Public Hearing William Miller Small Scale Map Amendment Land Use Change Parcel
# 03495-250
3) Public Hearing Gulf County Shipbuilding, Inc. Small Scale Map Amendment Land Use
Change Parcel # 2784-050
3) Preliminary Plat Approval The Dunes Subdivision
4) Variance Williamson Parcel # 04098-010
All interested parties may appear at the meeting to be heard regarding regular business and the
consideration of the Small Scale Map Amendment land use change to the Future Land Use Map
of the Gulf County Comprehensive Plan. I .
e11, 01/13/00



Gulf View 75' Frontage,
BEACON HILL AREA: Unique 100' deep, $69,000.
3BR/2BA, plus bonus loft, beach cot- MLS#3822.
tage. Outstanding view of the Gulf of l i 50 r
Mexico and sunsets second to none. Gulf View 50' Frontage,
This 1,625 +sf delightful cottage sits 100' deep, $49,500.
on a 100'x250' home site high atop MLS#3734.
the hill. A must see! $259,000. MLS
*'199aTne PrLude..lial Real Estale Ariliales. In,: The Prudenlal and are registered service marks
ot The PluaerdalI insur3r..:e Compar. ol Arner,.a Equal -Hous.ig Opp.rIunirty
Each Compar.\ Indeper.aenly Owned ar.a Op.-r3ia -', -
CALL M *Ji\ 1 VACAT1^^r3;r: RENTA 9INFOi:M.F^M;


Jop Bay,


viey s. $3560

The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Jan. 13. 2000


Line ads $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5a
for each additional word per week Call

227-1278 to place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP

AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
Open Tues-Sat.
Consignments Welcomel
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.

1996 Ford Ranger XLT. AM/FM radio,
A/C 5SP. Excellent condition. 72,000
miles. $7,650. Located in Apalachicola.
Call 653-8570. tfc 1/13
1996 Camero. 76,000 miles, good con-
dition, AM/FM cassette radio, 5SP, new
tires & brakes. Asking $10,000. Call
639-9377. 2tc 1/1.3
Mazda 1990 MPV. 166,000 miles. Runs
great. Drive shaft disc. for towing with
motor home. Asking $3,950. 229-9215.
4tc 1/13
1998 GMC Yukon 4x4 SLE, excellent
condition. Loaded. $29,000. Call 229-
6859. 2tc 1/6
1994 Ford Ranger XLT. Very good con-
dition. Book value $5,500. Sell for
$4,500. Call 229-6859. 2tc 1/6
1986 Mazda 626 for sale. A/C, new
Sony stereo & speakers. Car runs great.
$999. Call 647-9868. 2tc 1/6

For Sale: 1986 Cobia 16.5 Boat with
50HP motor & trailer. Center console.
$1500. Call 227-1629. 2tp 1/13
'1996 Century 2300 CC boat for sale
with Bimini Top, 200 Yamaha & trailer.
Includes 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

Business Space"lor renT. 228 Reid Ave.
Call for more info. at 229-8581 tfc 1/13
FoR RENT: Available now. 2BR/2.5BA
torT homes in Port St. Joe. Excellent
condition, washer/dryer. hookups.
Contact Prudential Resort Realty, 227-
2000.. Itc 1/13
FOR RENT: Available now. 2BR/2BA
mobile home in Highland View. 443
Angel Fish Dr. $350/month. Contact
lPrudential Resort Realty, 227-2000.
ltc 1/13

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

Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
tfc 1/6

Available Soon! One
Bedroom Handicap
Apartment Subsidy
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451r
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundr facIlilie
On-site Management
(352) 472-3952

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

/ \


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

Furnished utility trailer for rent in
Mexico Beach year round. $425/mo
plus dep. Utilities not included. Call
763-2009 after 4:00 p.m. CT. tfc 1/13
3BR/2BA available Feb 1st. 206 Court,
St. Joe Beach. 1st & last plus dep.
$690/mo. 647-9317 or 612-416-3711.'
tfc 1/13
Trailer lot, for rent on Cobia Ave. Call
227-9363. 4tp 1/13
Trailer for rent in St. Joe Beach.
2BR/1BA, C/A, no pets, dep. required.
Call 229-6825. 4tp 12/30
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. Otean 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 1/6

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 1BR effi-
ciency type apart. in PSJ. Fully furn.
with all utilities Included. $100/wk or
$400/mo. Dep requlred-ed. Call 639-
3600 nights/weekends or 229-2727
1 & 2 BR apartments for rent 2 blks
from beach. Reasonable. Call 647-3220
or 648-9572. tfc 1/6
We have several long/-short-term rental
unilts at Mex. Bch. & Cape San Blas.
Monthlyy" WAeekly &"'aliy O'ff-Seasn
Rates Now Available! Call Thompson-
Rish Realty at Cape San.Blas 227-9600
or Mex. Bch 648-5449. 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

Ofe. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL


Now Renting Spacious
1 bedroom apartment
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Some subsidy available
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
Mini Blinds
On-site Management
Voice/TfY Access 5
(352) 472-3952 MEiA

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

* Central heat and air
SWall to wall carpeting
*Laundry facilities
* On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952


For Rent
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
It Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 ME"isE

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 Tor 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.
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen; porch, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &.
,refrig., washer/d'ryer hook-up.
* New extra lg. 3' bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. ,No
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto heat & aiir,
washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfce 1/6.

Large Neighborhood Yard Sale, Sat.
15th, 9:00-til, 172 N. Squirrel, Howards
Creek, off Doc Whitfield. ltc 1/13
Yard Sale:: Sat. 15th, .8:00-12:00 CT.
121 Pine St., Mexico Beach. Sports
equipment, odds & ends. ltc 1/13

Yard Sale: Sat. 15th, 9:00-til. 667
Maddox St. Lots of different items to
choose from. Itp 1/13


Babysitter wanted for 1 child. Mon.-Fri:
2p.m.-6p.m. ET. References required.
Call 229-6491 for Interview. -3tc 1/13
per week (Wed) $50. Apalachicola/Port
St. Joe. Reply: PO Box 1904, .Crestview,
FL 32536. Itc 1/13
Full-time Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
Call Barbara Harmon at 850-648-5767.
.. ... tfc 1/13

Administrative Assistant needed for
rental division in busy real estate office.
Must have computer and bookkeeping
experience and must be customer ser-
vice oriented.' Please call' Prudential
Resort Realty, St. Joseph Bay Office,
227-2000 for an interview appointment.
Itc 1/13
Marine Technicians or Tech Assis-
tant. Basic knowledge of 2 stroke and 4
stroke engines required. Limited experi-
ence OK if individual is motivated to
learn the trade. Must have own tools.
Salary plus commission/health ins/and
vacation. Fork Lift Operator. Must
have some boat handling experience.
Will train right person. Good pay/health
ins.,,.'acation. Apply In person,
Marquardt's Marina. Hwy 98, Mexico
Beach, FL. We are a Drug Free Work
Place. 3tc.or tfc 1/13
Need someone to keep two grade-
school children from 2:30 p m. until 4
p.m. in my home. Call 639-9428 before
2:30 CT or leave message. 2tp 1/13
Carpenters/Framers wanted. Seven
years minimum experience and valid FL
drivers lic. required. Hourly wage based
upon experience. Serious inquiries
please call 229-2660/9408. 2tc 1/13
Roofers needed $8.00 per hour & up.
Call 229-1006 evenings only. Ask for Al.
4. p0.13
The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Teacher Aide.
Persons having applications on file in
the School Board Office and wishing to
be considered for this.position must
request-to have their application, sub-
mitted. Application form and job
description are available at the school
offices or see application at
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us. Completed applica-
tions should be sent to the school where
you wish to apply. Application deadline
is January 21, 2000, 12:00 NOON,
E.T. for PSJ Elementary position and
12:00 NOON, CT for Wewa position.
The Gulf County School Board Is an
equal opportunity employer. 2tc 1/13
Housekeeper needed for Fridays 9:00 -
1:00 CST. Laundress needed for Mon. &
Thur. 9 til. Call between 5:00-9:00 p.m.
639-3673, privateresidence. 2tc 1/13
Receptionist/Reservationist, Full-
time for fast paced office. Benefits. Must
have computer experience '& pleasant
phone voice.' Apply to Anchor Realty: &
Mortgage, Cape'San 'Blas office. 229-
2777. ,, 73

Medical Office Clerk needed. Part-time
to start. Drug-free workplace. EOE. Call
229-8979 3tp 1/6
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.

Steel buildings, new, must sell
'30x40x12 was $10,200 now $6,990
'40x60x14 was $16,400 now $10,971
50x100x16 was $27,590 now $19,990
60x200x16 was $58,760 now $39,990
Elec. water ,heater. Almost new, $75
OBO. Call 227-1669. 2tc 1/13
Beige & Brown stripe couch & love-
seat. Good condition. $100. QiliiA9-
6677. Itp 1/13,
4x8 Utility Trailer, side boards & fen-
ders with: springs. 16" wheels & spare.,
Good condition. $375. Call 647-8029
before 9:00 p.m. Itp 1/13
ARCH Steel Buildings INVENTORY
CLEARANCE! Huge Savings! 1999
Steel Prices., 25x30, 40x58, -50x1 10.
While Supplies Last! Great Work-,
shops/Garages Call 1-800-34F-7007,
www.steelmasterusa.com, lp 1/13
For Sale: 2 6'x O' chainlink dog pen,
dryer for cage, feeder & other Items for
dogs. Call 229-8829. Itp 1/13
Estate Sale, Jan. 15th, PSJ area. Call
227-3459 for details: glass, china, sil-
ver, furniture, antiques & more. Itc 1/13
Own a computer? Put it to work! $25 to
$75 per hour, part-time/full-time. 1-
888-883-5714. www.work-from-home.
niet/truelife 4tc 1/13
Yamaha generators. 1.0kw-12kw gas &
6.5kw diesel.. Up to $156 rebate on cer-
tain units through 1/31/2000.
Financing available. No money down.
Marquardt's Marina. H%.- 96. Mexico
Beaclj,,i850.-648-8900.,. ife I/6,

'. A S S* E


Jeff Wood 227-1559

Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This arda's most experienced refinishers.
'827-6828 ask for Dusty

* Residential *-Custom Wood
* Commercial industriall
A & R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646. (850) 647-4047


y .Residential
Termite & Pest Control
*Termite Treatments Restaurant m ,
SFlea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WODO) Reports Construction Sites
,. pecializing in VacationRental *.r,'-e.

"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products

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

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

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


5X10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week

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

Office: 850-229-6018
4 Fax: 850-229-8976

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

Bookkeeping Sei-vice
Tax Returns A Specialty
200Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581

C. J.'s tawn
/ will work for you.
Licensed and Insured Serving
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492

RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher TPnn Price"

Steve Brant's

LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call


Mobile 899-0219 or
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2026 Marvin Avenue
Si"alj 0 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081

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S-25 Years Experience-4 229-6859
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Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190

K648-5474 FL UCENSE ER0010992, RA1154218

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*Sprinkler Scstems & Repairs *Well Drilling "-Pa Trer's,
.Pump Sales & Installs *Tractor Work *Plant
*Licensed Ipstillers *Free Estimates
A EE85) 229-2738

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Downtown Apalachicola

Offices available in Historic District
Prime Locations
Prudential Resort Realty
of St. George Island

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Used furniture for 'sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.
Bassett Baby Crib $95. Call 827-1304.
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For Sale: Sleeper Sofa (Beige print)
w/matching chair. In good condition.
$95. Call 648-2265. 2tc 1/6
For Sale: 4 custom alloy 17 inch rims
with five P215/50R17 GoodYear Eagle
RS-A Tires. $550. Call 647-3181 after 5
p.m. 2tp 1/6
Come to my "opportunities" page-
Dozens. of sites to Earn $$$.
Hut/free4u.html Come here: https://
errer=marionhough email.com
They pay for your referrals Start Net
Century oil right. Lise my referral: mar-
ionhough @email.com and you will"
receive $10 for 100 referrals. That's
$1,000 plus $20 for signing up. Happy
New Century. Marion Hough. 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#770-38579936. 4tc 1/6
Pentium PC, Packard Bell Synera, 100
mhz, 16 RAM/1QHD, soundcard,
modem, microphone,w 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 at Slice and Ice,
Mexicd Beach Pair, ,com includes clown
show, pizza, drinks and ice cream.
No fuss No muss. Call 850-648-4772.

For sale. 14x65. 2BR/1BA. As is, to be
moved, $5,000. Call 227-7372. 2tp 1/6,
1999 3BR/2BA, Double Wide Trailer
With fireplace. Take over payments
$300/mo. 639-4510 or 2791. -i. 2. 13

Sellfhose Unuanted Items
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Pate 8 The Star. Port St. Joe. FL *. Thursday. Jan. 13. 2000

Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5C
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
, Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP

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,
Sun. 1-6

Jack Russell Pup. 1 cute Fem left. 11
wks old/shots/wormed/reg. papers
avail. Reduced to $250. 229-8785 .ap /s

House For Sale By Owner: 4BR/2BA,
fenced yard, boat shed, 1703 Garrison
Ave. 850-229-8474. tfc 12/2

For Sale or Rent: 3BR/2BA Horton
Modular Home. Master BR has large
walk-in closet. Master BA has large gar-
den tub & separate shower, 1725 sq ft
living space. Kitchen w/Jen-Air stove
top. Large lot, -well w/pump to water
lawn & large storage building. Fenced
back yard. Short walk to beach. Call
647-3462. 4tp 1/13
For Sale by Owner: Gorgeous beach
front (100 ft) property on Indian Pass
overlooking St. Vincent Wildlife Preserve.
Island. High and dry. Thick with live
oaks. $320,000. 1-850-267-1404 or 1-
850-267-0057. 6tp 12/16
.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
SAVE BEFORE Y2K! Lots for sale in
White City. Call 850-643-5381. tfc 1/2
For Sale By Owner: 14'x70' mobile
home 2 blocks from beach, corner lot,
$68,000..Call 229-6961. tfc 12/2
Log Home, 3BR/2 1/2 BA, CH&A,
Fireplace, LR, DR, Kit/Pantry, Lg Fam
Rm., 2 car garage, On 3 lots. Appraised
at $155,000. Sale' Price--$149,000.
(850) 639-2511 after 5 p.m. CT 4W 12/s6
1/2 acre lot & 12'x60' mobile home for
sale on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. in
Overstreet. S29.000. Call 229-6961 ,,,

For Sale by Owner: 3BR/2BA 52x24 DW
Mobile Home on 75x150 lot, wood deck-'
ing front & back, new roof, no repairs
needed. 12x12 storage shed 1 1/2 blks
from gulf in St. Joe Beach. Appraised at,
$65,000. Selling at S62.51:10. Excellent
condition. Call 647-31 1 1 or 647-8980.
tfc 1/13
By Owner: 3BR/1BA blk home w/vlnyl
siding, Juniper Ave., near schools. Fam.
rm, extra kit., CH/A, carport, 40' work-
shop/shed 12'x24' util. shed, sat. dish,
auto sprinkler sys, fenced back yard.
$75,000, .Call 229-6070. tfc 12/2

Commercial Building On Reid Ave.
$75,000 Call 229-8581

Lots for sale in Port St. Joe. Four lots
-corner of Palm Blvd. and 19th St. High
& dry. no lill needed. Will sell all or split.
Phil 227-2 I 12 day or 229-8409 night.-
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WANTED: Sunfish Sailboat. Call 227-
1629 2tp 1/13
before 1958. CASH PAID, $100-500 for
1911-17 county porcelain tags. Call Jeff
* at 727-345-6627. 2tp 1/13

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For Sale by Owner: 1 1/2 acres on
Palmetto Drive, Overstreet. Cleared.
Cent. grass, 1050 gal septic tank, 400'
well w/amp and tank, 200 amp power
pole. For more info. call 648-5094. 4 i,1t1

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

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The Northwest Florida Regional Housing
Authority will hold a Public Hearing at 2:00 P.M..
,CST. January 28. 2000. at the Central. Office of the
Authority at 5302 Brown Street. Graceville. Florida.
The purpose of this Public Hearing is to pie .eni ilr
review and approval, the Authority's Fi, Ye a
Agency Plan (FY2000-FY2004) and the tM 200
, Annual Plan. Residents of our housing complexes,
lo cal:government officials and, any other Interested
persons are encouraged to attend. The Draft Agency-
Plan Is available for review during normal business
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
unable to attend the Public Hearing may contact the
Authority at 1-80q-365-9527.
2tc. January 6 and 13, 1999.
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned Intends to
register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State, the fictitious trade name under
which It will be engaged in business and in which
said business is to be carried -on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: fantaSea Horseback.
MAILING ADDRESS: 7081 Windward Street, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32453.
OWNER (S): Julia L. Cunningham.
ltp, January 13. 2000.
The City of Port St. Joe has Risk Management Plans
In place for the Water Treatment and Wastewater
Treatment Plants. Anyone wanting information on
these plans can call Larry McArdle at the
'Wastewater Treatment Plant at 11:00 a.m. on
Thursday,; January 13th. and Friday, January 14th,
at 11:00 a.m.
ltc. January 13, 2000.

Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
.5 /,,. Reg. Stated Communication
1st & 3rd Thursday of each
\/ -ionth. .:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall.
214 Reid Ave. Larry McArdle, W.M.
pd .Ji 121oo. Bill Jordon, Sec.

For the deal of your life,
see me!

Sales Representative

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

For All Your
Printing Needs .

The Star I
Publishing Co. ?
(850) 227-1278

TRADES and..I E -...

Free Eslimates RF0066770

*Transmission Service Owner-.David Gainous
'Oil Changes'Engine Overhauls, :.
Complete Automotive Services
643 Dolphin St., Highland View
Port St. Joe, FL 32456* '
Phone .(850) 227-7514 Mobile (850) 227-5072

A Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
S 211 Allen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
AV0 I (850) 229-6460

New, Remodeling, Rewire or Repair
No Job Too Small
We doit fast-We'll do itright
LIC# FR*Onm c90j Tim Ma. i

Repair Service
477 Ponderc'sa Pi es Drive
-Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree\
Pager: 335-0785
Office: 227-1402


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

-' (850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
f,1,7 Licensed and Insured Lie #RR-0067199

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

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

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. O. Box 602'
Home (850) 648-5919, Port St. Joe, FL 32457

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

Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.

8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. ET. 827-6464
2tp I1/6
Piano Lessons. Ages 6-12. For Infor-
mation, call 648-5306. tfc 1/13

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

Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


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Trim and finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheetrock &
ceiling texture.
All types of carpentry work.
Insured Over 25 years experience.
(850) 227-7388
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850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Coastal Service
Dealer for Frigidaire U FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Whole new Brand it Cnomfnrt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6907 or 227-5373
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STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner

Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
( -from. Plus many architectural designs
available :
office: (850)"229-8588
mobile: (850) 227-5424



639-2942 OR-227-5986 CALL ANYTIME

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

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Independent Beauty Consultant" MARVIN'S
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe, FL
850-2271568 Satellite Service
MARY KAY 6331 Georgia Avenue Call (850) 647-3171
SPort St. Joe, FL 32456 Cell (850) 899-1061
"America's Best Selling Brand" 52/2 2/2

F -850) 648-2123

Sales & Installations MEXICO BEACH, FL 32410


806 Garrison Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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

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fishic, ad huntie g 6907 Doc Whitfiel ad off
.licenses ani supplies! l l' i > 7 I--I T
SBait Highway 71 n Howard Creek:
SPizza i
Groceries Opcn 7 days .1 .cLk

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85RT0-229-6821 or 22738 85 227-777

Jerry'sight the s and Tat
Antiques Collectables Used FurniturServie TVs *Appliances
2457 Hwy. 71 North JERRY or JANE KEEL
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 (850) 639-4172

Mize Plumbing, Glass & u pp'l,9Anc.
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RG0051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

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







Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage
Pet Stains Free Estimates





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Cape San Bias Expeditions
Sea Kayak Sales & Tours
Certified Kayak Instruclor
324 Sandpiper Rd, Cape San Bias
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone (850) 227-7388

Independent Beauty Cohsultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
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with operator:
Back Hoe Loader Bobcat
Bucket Truick '* Bush Hog Power
Tiller 12' x 16' Trailer Docks 4 Piers
Walkways Boat Repairs Welding.
Dermontt Vause 653-9760
Carl Lamb 227-2153.
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BY Check The Star for
IRENE Great Prices on Office Supplies
fel40 Ywr ( )er !ce '(85SO) 827-2766 .
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