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Gulf's Still #1
At 12 Percent:
Gulf County continues-to top
:the state of Florida with -12%
:unemployment figures for
Out of all 67 counties in the
state of Florida, only Gulf has an
unemployment rate in double dig-
its. Hendry County and Bay
County ranked second and third
for the month of December at
There is good news though-
Gulf had the greatest over-the-
year decline (-5.8%) of any other
county in the state. In December
1998, Gulfs- unemployment rate
revealed that Gulf currently has
628 persons out of work out of a
workp6ol of 5,247 r.
Thru Feb. 14th
" Voter registration will close for
the Presidential Preference
Pnmary- on February 14 at, 5:00
p.m., ET. Only Democrats and,
Republicans will be able to vote on
the Presidential Preference issue
but all voters tri all precincts can
vote on the county referendum
concerning property tax exemp-
tions for new businesses and
expansions of existing busi-
nesses. If you are not a registered
voter and wish to vote in the
Presidential Preference Primary or
, (See VOTERS on Page 3A)
Turn Out The Lights ...
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation Pulls the Plug on FCPC Mill
In last week's edition of The
Star, there was at ,least some
question what the future held for
the local paper mill after Stone
Container .(a wholly owned sub-
sidiary of Smurfit-Stone Con-
tainer Corporation) became the
owners when their bankruptcy
plan was approved.
All questions, theories, and
assumptions were answered on
Thursday when Smurfit-Stone
not re-start the Port St. Joe mill."
The first word, of the decision
came from union president John
Reeves last Thursday morning.
He said International President
Boyd Young made contact and
passed on information from
Smurfit-Stone that the mill would
never run again. Later that day, a
faxed news release by Smurfit-
Stone verified that information.
According to the release, the
plan calls for Stone to pay approx-
imately 8123 million into a trust
fund :to satisfy the claim of all
creditors and pay expenses., In
return, Florida Coast transferred
to Stone all of its assets, consist-.
ing primarily of the 500,000-ton-
per-year kraft linerboard mill.
In the release, Ray Curran,,
: Smurfit-Stone president and chief
executive officer, said, "We believe
that the reorganization is an equi-
table result for both the Florida'
Coast creditors and the joint ven-
ture partners. We deeply regret
the losses and hardship the entire
situation caused for the
community and all those associ-
ated with the Port St. Joe mill."
The mill has been idle since,:
August 1998. In April 1999, the
owners filed for Chapter 11 reor-
ganizational bankruptcy which
eventually led to the Stone plan
proposal that was confirmed by
order of the court on January 6th,:
Tax Money Received
Gulf County Tax Collector .
Eda Ruth Taylor confirmed that
delinquent tax revenues were
Smallwood Is Named
The St. Joe Company
announced Monday. January
24th, the promotion of two vet-
eran executives who will direct the
marketing and management of St.
Joe's land holdings. The manage-
ment reorganization comes on the
heels of the planned departure of
St. Joe Senior Vice-President J.
Malcolm Jones, Jr.. who will pur-
sue new business ventures.
-" -Clay Smallwood, of Port St.
Joe, has been named president of
The St. Joe Timberland Company,
which manages forest products
production including softwood,
pulpwood. and saw-timber from
St. Joe's 800.000 acres in
J. Everitt Drew has, been
appointed president of The St. Joe
Land Company, St. Joe's new ven-
ture that Is marketing large
parcels from St. Joe's land hold-
ings for a variety of outdoor recre-
ational uses. .
Clay Smallwood to President,
St. Joe Timberland Company
Clay Smallwood takes the
leadership of St. Joe Timberland
after a 22-year career with the
company where he started as an
assistant unit forester. Smallwood
will report to Kevin Twvomey, pres-
dent of The St. Joe Company.
"Clay will provide strong lead-
ership and solid operating \islon
to the management and produc-
tion of forest products from St.
Joe's Northwest Florida holdings."
said T"vomey. "With Clay in this
new role. we can better tap his
vast knowledge of these lands. We
will continue to manage these
timberlands aggressively until
(See SMALLWOOD on Page 8A)
received via wire transfer last
.Thursday (January 20th). A total
, of S5,284.985.28 was received,
'.which includes payments to all
county ta'xng authorities for the
balance of 1997 takes, and all of
1998. This figure also includes all
interest and attorneys fees con-
nected with the collection of the
Gulf County received
81.883.627.75: the School Board
81,999,820.89: and the City of
Port St. Joe 81,306,512.58. The
Northwest Florida Water
Management District also
received S12.492.42. -
Taylor said she expects to
receive payment for 1999 taxes
owed by April 1st of this year.
All three county taxing
authorities have received loans
from the state during this tax cri-.
sis period to help them through.
Much of the tax money will be
used to repay those loans.
PSJ S4.8 Million Debt
Still In Question
Florida Coast Paper Company
owes the City of Port St. Joe $4.8
million for debt payment and
operations of the city's giant
wastewater treatment plant. That
makes the city one of many credi-,
(See MILL on Page 3A)
In years past, many passersby declared what an awful odor
the Florida Coast Paper Company. L.L.C. paper mill produced.
The smell, affectionately referred to by employees as "bread and
butter," will now take on a scent of another kind-mothballs.
Commission Agrees Upon
Tax Abatement Guidelines
Hopes Question On Ballot Sparks Jobs For Gulf
The Gulf County Economic
Development Council (EDC) and
Gulf County commissioners
agreed to a standard of guidelines
for the tax abatement referendum
for which they are seeking
approval on the March presiden-
tial preference ballot.
Gulf County voters failed to"
pass this question qpn the
November 1998 general election
ballot, and commissioners have
blamed themselves ever since.
They felt as though the message
didn't get out as to how important
tax abatement (incentives) are as
a tool when selling Gulf County as
the place for prospective busl-
nesses to locate.
As was stressed in Tuesday's
meeting with the EDC and during,
the regular board meeting, Gulf.
County is one of the few counties
in the state that doesn't already
have tax abatement in place.
"We're not going anywhere
Mw.thout It (tax abatement)," board
chairman Billy Traylor said dur-
ing the meeting.
The guideline resolution
would allow tax incentives to be
granted to certain new and
expanding businesses In Gulf
County providing-they bring at
least the minimum riumber of
jobs to the county (10 to 25 at the
mininimuum. based on types of
jobs); average salary (minus the
salary of the company's two top
officers) must equal $21,000 per
year or more; and taxable
improvement must be at least
Geri-Care Cuts Ribbon
For Assisted Living
Gulf County Commissioner Warren Yeager and Chris Wash join Billy Williams in cutting the offi-
cial ribbon opening Geri-Care Assisted Living Facility and Beacon Hill Therapy & Wellness Center
last week. From left in the forefront are Geri Williams, Yeager, Gulf County Commissioner Tommy
Knox, Port St. Joe Commissioner Jorge San Pedro, Wash, Jerry Smithwick, Williams, Jim Norton,
and Mexico Beach City Administrator Frank Healy.
The upper inset photos capture some of the residents and visitors to the center on the day of
the ribbon cutting ceremonies. From left are Jeanette Presnell and her four-legged friend; Frank
Lull; Rosalie West, being greeted by registered physical therapist Chris Wash; and facility employ-
ee Kelli Simpler poses with Ruth Ramsey. The photo below features members of the St. Joe Sound
as they performed for those attending.
Geri-Care Assisted Living &
Beacon Hill Therapy & Wellness
Center held its official ribbon cut-
ting and open house on January
19th, in Beacon Hill Park.
Quest .speakers ,at the cere-
mony were Jim Norton and Jerry
Smithwick, representatives from
U.S. Congressman District 2 Allen
Special guests from Mexico
Beach, Port St. Joe and greater
Gulf County were also in atten-.
Mexico Beach was represent-
ed by members of the Community
Development Council and City
Commissioners, including Peggy
Woods and Bud Jones. City
Administrator Frank Healy and
CDC President Pat Howard spoke
on behalf of the residents and the
City of Mexico Beach.
The City of 'Port St. Joe and
the greater Gulf County area were
represented by Mayor Frank Pate;
City Commissioner Dr. San Pedro;
Gulf County Commissioners,
Chairman Billy Traylor; Commis-
sioner Warren Yeager; and Com-
missioner Tommy Knox, who have
been instrumental in bringing
these services to the residents of
The general public -provided
tremendous support with approx-
imately 150 residents in atten-
dance. Commissioner Tommy
Knox, who has led this project
from its inception, spoke on
behalf of the facility and the much
needed medical and senior spe-
cialty services. Geri-Care would
like to extend a special thanks to
the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce and Diane Scholz for
welcoming and supporting this
Special entertainment was
provided by the members of St.
Joe Sound, musical entertainers
from St. Joe High School, and
Scottish bagpipes under the
direction of Gordie Ord.
Geri-Care Assisted Living &
Beacon Hill Physician &
Outpatient Rehab Center consists
of two distinct buildings, with a
combined space of 12,300 sq. ft.
The first phase of this devel-
opment includes the construction
of a 5000 sq. ft. Outpatient
Rehabilitation Center that will
provide physician services, well-
ness/fitness, physical, occupa-
tional and speech therapy.
The second building is an
approximately 7,800 sq. "ft., 16
bed assisting living center that
will provide alternative senior liv-
ing. This includes supervision
and/or assistance with activities
of daily living; coordination of out-
side activities; and monitoring of
residents to ensure their safety,
health and well being.
(See GERI-CARE on Page 3A)
Several areas of the tax abate-
merit question are governed by
state statutes and bylaw have to
be carried out according to those
rules and regulations. .
It was pointed out that these
were. minimum standards to
begin thinking aboit offering
some degree, of tax abatement
Incentives. Each prospective busi-.
ness would be evaluated on case
by case basis.
Require County Ordinance .
In each individual case, a
county ordinance must be passed
.before -the tax abatement incen-
tives can be applied.
.Commissioner Warren Yeager
pointed out that the ordinance
process requires public hearing
and legal advertising, which will
allow the citizens to actually have
input in the decision-making
Both the EDC and commis-
sion have made it plain that they
felt incentivesshould be directly
proportionate to the number of
(See GUIDELINES on Page 7A)
Ribbon Cutting for
T. L. James Park
Wewahitchka. city commis-
sioners set a date of Saturday,
March 25th to hold ribbon cutting
ceremonies for the completion of
T. L. James Park.
Several major additions have
been completed at the park since
the board received $100,000 in
parks and recreation grant funds.
New tennis courts, basketball
courts, playground equipment,
handicapped access, and several
other projects were completed
through use of the grant funds.
March 25th is also the kick-
off day for spring and summer
ball activities. Most every child
and parent involved in the pro-
gram will be in attendance on that
Seeks Help For Wewa Library
A citizens group approached
the commissioners Monday
evening requesting their help to
build a city library.
Allen McNair outlined the
project and requested the board
to help acquire land on which to
build the 3,000 to 3,500 square
foot building. The group also
hopes to apply for grant- funds to
help finance construction of the
Commissioners are reviewing
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000.
The End or
It Just Depends On
How You Look At It
No one I've seen "or heard talk about last Thursday's -
announcement: from Smurfit-Stone president and. chief execu- this
tive officer Ray Curren, that Smurfit-Stone will not re-start the fre;
Port St. Joe paper mill, seemed to be shocked by the news. d t
Certainly, W. J. Smurfit set the stage for this news when he it tun
reportedly made almost exactly the same statement to 'a trade ttre
publication several weeks ago. I
Numerous times over the past few years, community leaders, doctor
government officials, businessmen, and, most., importantly, "cut"
Florida Coast Paper Company workers have been heard to say- were
"We just want an answer, one way or the other." Even though we -i
may have a difficult time understanding the answer we received
last week, at long last, we do have an answer.
For the most part, remaining displaced workers have hedged
their bets by taking advantage of several training opportunities
available, while they waited to see the ultimate outcome of
Florida Coast Paper Company's bankruptcy.
Vocational-technical training and regular college courses
have led the way in training offered at the nearly netw
Gulf/Franklin Center. an annex to Gulf Coast Community
College. The hedging is now over. Many of those former employ-
ees are being forced to look at job training with a new vigor, as
they seek a new vocation for their future.
This is no easy task. We've all heard the old saying-i/t's
hard to teach an old dog new tricks."
Maybe that depends on the breeding though.
Folks in Gulf County don't come from ordinary stock. Over
the past several months, I've seen some "old boys" I graduated
from high school with back in 1969, carrying books under their
arm and talking about homework. They're building new visions
and dreams, as they focus their lives in a totally new direction.
"I'm going to finish school regardless of what the mill does."
said one of those former workers-long before any final
announcement was made. .,
New opportunities have presented themselves. The Gulf
Correctional Institute prison annex has by far been the most
notable and immediate of those. Nekton Dive Cruise Boats is
currently interviewing for 61 new jobs. as it plans to locate along
the Gulf County Canal and build dive cruise ships. Another
spin-off business is also expected to employ just under 30 per-
sons, and PristineOyster.com is expected to bring 100 jobs to
These are all very positive things-but. guess what? Gulf still
leads the' state at 12.0% 'unemployment. Six.' hundred t-wenty-
tight -f our. fellow friends and neighbors-are still part of those
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Diane Scholz was quoted in The Star last week saying, "This is
the beginning of a new day for the future of Gulf County. and we
all need to look forward."
She was speaking about active, ongoing projects being
worked on by Gulf County. the Economic Development Council.
city governments, and the Chamber. Even more new jobs could
be just around the corner as negotiations are ongoing with
We can all help in this process by giving our words of sup-
port and encouragement to these groups. As mentioned in last
week's editorial, we can vote in support of tax abatenp.it and its
use as a tool to lure prospective businesses to our community.
We can maintain a positive optimistic attitude as we work with
those who can help our situation (who wants to. help a whiney
New jobs and a better day are just around the corner for Gulf
county-the evidence is already here.
The preceding edrioral. s rierln .eeklv by Wesley R. Ramsey Ed,ror Emertus
This week s column was wrlrten by Willie Rqmsey L
Hunker Down With Kes
thought my problems with
kidney stone thing was over.
er when they forcibly extract-
iat sucker. My celebration, as
rns out, was a wee bit prehna-
t appears that there was, one
or in Atlanta that didn't get his
(no pun intended) when they
dividing up the loot naturally
associated with an operation of
this magnitude. They sent the
offending rock up there to be ana-
lyzed. I have no clue as to what
"testing" took.place mind you. but
dollars per square millimeter. I can
report to you that I had one of the
mosi expensive gems in the histo-
ry of the known world! ...
If they had sent the thing
back, I would have hacd it mount-
But it ain't the money that's
still pausing the pain .
"They"-I. have often wanted to
meet the elusive "they"-sent, me
the mandatory list of "what you
can and cannot eat" if I "wished" to
avoid another kidney stone
"Course. it didn't take but a two
second glance over that report to
realize I'd been charbroiled .
They had my money! They could
have just kept their good food-bad
food rankings to themselves!
You know full well about those
lists, If it was tasteftil; palatable .
. even edible, -It was on the can't
eat, side of the, ledger. If, it was
made out of styrofoam, .wafer
board, or concrete by-products, it
was o. k '
: Cpokies, cakes, pies,.,creams .s
... anything with a hint, of .flavor
was definitely, off limits. Hot bis-
cuits;. Zag ,Nuts. Any type ,of
74& Von'iVedded ra
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-'," ~ in'
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by Kesley Colbert
cheese. Chocolate of any shape,
form. fashion or kind. It was all:a
no-no. You can see the seriousness
of this thing!
Somehow it's all tied to the
amount of calcium my body was
producing. Or not producing. If I
read it nght. it could be either way!
Which would lead me to believeff
they weren't sure iffhad too mti(cl
6r not enough, how could they
possibly come up with a diet that
could go b6th ways?. '.
If I have too much calcituAh,
just tell me fd pour Dr. Pepper'onf
my Ride Krisiles. .If it's the other.
way around, arnd I'm calcium defi-
dient,l a little vanilla fudge royal ice
cream after '-supper certainly
couldn't hurt ... -
It's doesn't seem all that hard
But it must be, .1 have been
assured by all the experts that it's
a tad more complicated,t.han that.
Those medical folks seem to thrive
on complicated situations.
I don't want,to cultivate anoth-
er stone-that's for certain. But
you try visualizing life without
chocolate covered peanuts /
I' suggested that the stond
could have been a holdover from
my dirt-eating youth. Or it could
have come from one of those grav-
el laced snowballs that David Mark
used to pepper me with. Or it
could have been one of those shot-
filled rabbits that Leon only half
I ate some of- Mrs. :Hatiue
Neisler's famous mystery pea soup
at our church anniversary one
year. I'm not for certain what all
was in it-but I remember it stayed
with me for a long time!,
I just don't think ,my body is
And to tell me chocolate, pan-
cakes and/or ice cream could Je
the culprit is an insult to a.lifeblog
I'll tell you how wacky that list
was! It warned me to. stay away
from tripe and raw eggs. Now, lis-
ten. I don't mow about you--but I
don't need to pay an arm and a leg
'to some high falutin' doctor from
up North to tell me not to,eat tripe
or raw eggs!
I figured that one out years
ago all by myself.
A lot of factors might have'
come together to create a hard-
ened fragment in my kidney, bu[l
can report with all certainty that
tripe and/or raw eggs had nothing
to do with itl
Let me tell you something eise
that 'list' said I couldn't eKt.
Collards! Now, there's something
really out of shape here.: Mother
used to set those greens in front: 6f
us-by the bushel basket'fql,
"Boys, eat all of your collards,'they
are especially good 'for you."
If we 'were going back to the
fields to.work, it was "Finish off the
rest of the greens, they'll build
those muscles." IT It.was the night
before a big game, '"Here," she'd
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
!; -. ,' ,, .... ,,
Travelin' Through Space, Hallways, and Alleyways
How many of you saw the
lunar eclipse last Thursday night?
It was fantastic!
I suppose everyone-noticed we
are experiencing some of the
"brightest full'moons ever. That's
' because the moon, earth, and sun
cycles' have flbpped around and
the moon is closer to the earth
than it is in most years.
Don't get excited though.
Scientists say the sky is .not
falling-this is just part of theirI
normal scheme of orbital relation-
..,ships. ... -
I'm not sure I quite under-
stand everything I. knbw about all
that stuff, but I have noticed the
full moons are fuller. '
O.K., add: to the extra full
moon a lular eclipse, and what do
you get?;.." A-light show-or at
least that's what I saw in the news.
Needless to say, I did the same
thing most of you probably did
'and slept right through the whole
extravaganza. Of course, that
shouldn't comee as a surprise to
anyone that read the New 'Year's
column, because you already
-know I. slept through that riajor
historicc event, too., -
Sight T'd ehold
Those who did see the eclipse
"reported it as a sight to behold.
As the earth blocked the sun's
light reflecting off the moon, hot,
only did the moon gradually dim,
but it provided a lightshow of col-
ors :going from a lht white to, a
dim orange. Then, it reversed the
whole process and was as full as
ever in the wee hours of the morn-
Show Was Only Half Over
As it turns ottTthe show was
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe,, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postcge Poid '0a -. '
William H. Ramsey .'. 'Editor & Publisher, President
- Wsley R. Ramsey ............ Editor Emeritus
Shirley Ramsey- Graphic Design/Office Manager
This Week's Edition Written by
only half over though, and the rest
of it took place just as the sun was
beginning to rise the next morn-
Anyone who has seen the sun
rise'and set during the winter
knows just how rich with beauty
those occurrences are around
Friday morning was no excep-
tion, but then again it was the
exception. Not, only did we have
one of the most gorgeous and col-
orful blessings of the day rising in
the East, but'just opposite all that
splendor was the biggest, bright-
est, -fullest moon you've ever seen
sitting across St. Joseph Bay .:..
Send Address Change to:
Post Office Box 308 ,
Port St.' Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278
PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
New Knee Working Well
As I reported last "week,
Wesley's (Daddy's) knee surgery,..
went extremely wellt. .. ,'
His new knee is working well
and he's in HealthSouth
Rehabilitation Center working the.
kinks outa.t this writing. ,
It is difficult to imagine that
Daddy was standing on' his new
knee theday'after surgery. :
Two days after' surgery, 'he
took two steps., Then, three days
later-watch .out,.he's .up. and
No, I'm not saving he's ready
' to do'the jig yet, but Daddy does.
have a nurse 'on either side of him'
to make sure .he. keeps in step.
Come to think of it, maybe that's
why Motier is keeping such' a
close eye on him.
If all goes well during rehab,
he should return home after one
to two weeks of intensive physical'
One of the first questions I
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IN COUNTY $15 00 IN COUNTY $10.00 SIX MONTHS.
OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
'word is thoughtfully weighed. The .spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convirnces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
had for Daddy was-"Ddes it
.. Yes!" he replied, wasting lit-
'tie time trying to show his high tol-
erance for pain.
But, he did explain that the
pain he had now was nothing like
th' pain Arthur (arthritis) was
causing 'him prior to the surgery.'
Daddy said it was a little hard
to explain, but the. arthritis pain
"was gone when. he woke up, from
Members of .the First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka. have got-
ten the Y2'K problem ill "worked
Signage out in- frort 'of the
church "reads:" "Y2K-Year 2
SKneel."' .- .. :..,
Now, that could solve a wholb
lot of the world's problems, could-
n't it? ,most C
Aim, 6 most Caiu-hit
Office manager Kim Tharpe
purchasedasd this bicycle made for
two the other day, and right-hand
- January 28
man Pat Patterson '(on the reai)
and myself had to take it for-'a
pedal. : '
rThe Star, action reporters
rushed into' duty trying to record
this inauspicious 'moment on filfi,
but Pat and I -were traveling' tbb
fast-all they could catch was' our
backside: One of them did suggest
'that might be our best side any-
St. Joseph Bay
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000 PAGE
GulflFranklin to Host Area Seniors
On February 7, the
Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf
S qast Community College will
present a program by several
prominent Floridians to over 200
high school seniors from Port St.
Joe, Apalachicola, Wewahitchka;
The event, known as
Gulf/Franklin Day, will bring Dr.
Linda Adair, GCCC vice-president
of Instructional Services. Dr.
Frederick Humphries, president
of; Florida A & 1M University,
Representative Al Lawson of
Tallahassee, Kelvin Falson, coun-
selor with Gulf Coast Community
College, and Bruce Blomgren,
president and CEO of Brandy
Marine, to speak with area seniors
St. Joseph Boat
.:The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's Divi-
sion of Recreation and Parks
announced today that St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park will tem-
porarily close the boat launch at
Eagle Harbor and the boat basin
* area for maintenance dredging,
and boat ramp repairs over the
next few months.,
Ben Withers will be the con-
tractor on this project and they
expect to have substantial com-
pletion by March 19, 2000.
SAn additional 15 days will be
provided -for final completion by
April.3, 2000, if rain delays are
experienced. Permits have been
about the possibilities for their
Seniors from the four area
high schools will convene in A
Building at 10:30 a.m., ET.
Students will be treated to lunch,
courtesy of St. Joe Company and
George Duren of Port St. Joe.' The
day's events will end at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, call
Mike Lasche at 227-9670. The
Gulf/Franklin Center offers
Associate in Arts and Associate in
Science degrees and is located at
3800 GaiTison Avenue in Port St.
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Future plans for Ge-i-Care
include 'the development of three
additional assisted living center
buildings, serving 64 residents
within the existing property site.
This complex will integrate
the services of local physicians
received from DEP and the Army
Corp of Engineers.
This project 'is being funded
by a Wallop-Breux Grant. The
work being done is expected to
extend the time periods between
dredging operations and will sub-
stantially improve the boat ramp.
Boaters. wishing to access St.,
Joseph Bay may consider ramps
such as the Frank Pate Park ramp
in Port St. Joe, or commercial
ramps in the area.
The Florida Park Service apol-
ogizes for any inconvenience. For
additional information, please call
the park at 850-227-1327.
GCHD Is Looking To The Future
,, Shown above is a rendering of the proposed new home of the Gulf County Health Department
sin Port St. Joe. Officials hope to hold, groundbreaking ceremonies in March of this year. The
department anticipates the construction of a $3.2 million facility-$1.3 million in grant funds
have been committed to the project to date, and another $1.9 million is being sought at this time.
The property is a three acre site, just off Garrison Avenue in the Ward Ridge area, which was
obtained from the Tapper Foundation. One-half of the acreage was donated by the foundation and
the remaining portion was purchased by the county for. $35,000.,
The planned 21,000 square foot building will replace the 50-year old 9,000 square foot home
located at the intersection of Long Avenue and Fourth Street. Some new services could possibly
be added within the department due to the availability of additional space.
Voters TOur Readers j
on the county referendum issue,' Jetters
tyou must ube registered uy uuis
If you have moved, had a
name change, or .wish to make
any change, you should contact
the supervisor of'elections office
for an application to make the
necessary changes. Call the elec-
lions office at 229-6117 or 639-
5069 for more information.
Remember the state requires
picture ID before voting.
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scoop another heaping spoonful on
your plate, "This will be good for a
touchdown." We couldn't eat one,
bite of the cherry cobbler until we
had eaten every bite of the .col-
lards! "I want my boys to grow up
to be strong and healthy."
SI tell you, it doesn't add up...
either Mother was lying to us all
S those years or this expensive "no
eat" list contains some serious
flaws. If "they" missed on the col-
I lards-"they" could .be just as
wrong on the chocolate... and the
ice cream.. and the cheese balls
My first wife, bless her heart,
;believes in all these listsl She has
me on the polyunsaturated flax,
; eucalyptus leaves, linseed oil diet.
%I don't think for a minute it will
'actually -prevent kidney stones,
but it sure ought to grease the
|iack in case one shows upl,
SIt took fifty years for the last
t ck to appear. I'm thinking that if
It's fifty more before the next one
,forms-[ can eat whatever, when-
;ever. wherever .
Now: that's a diet I can live
i Course, I'm having a little
trouble selling it to the cook.
CNN interviewed one of those
"high rent" Atlanta doctor special-
ists the other day on some kind of
; research he was doing-when he
Stopped his forehead, as he pon-
dered his response, I swear he was
a'sportin' a ring with a gigantic
blackish-brown stone that looked
very familiar. You don't suppose
. the Editor ..
Thanks For Your Efforts
This letter is being written in
appreciation and thanks to Gulf
County Commissioner Tommy
In early 1999, after hearing of
so many 'fires due to dry condi-
itions, I contacted County-
Commissioner Tommy Knox
regarding a heavy forest of trees
behind Gulfaire Subdivision. My,
concerns were for the safety of the,
people and homes in the subdivi-
sion in the event of a forest fire in
our, area of woods.
Mr. Knox coordinated with
the Forestry Division and St. Joe
Co. to assess the problem and
further worked with them to the
end result of getting thirty feet of
woods cleared and a fire break
This is just one of the many
ways Mr. Knox has worked to
make our community a better and
safer place to live. Our apprecia-
tion and thanks to you, Mr. Knox,
for always being there and help-
'ing in every way, you can.
Gulfaire Resident .
with affiliated specialty physi-
cians and the services of
Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic
The facility provides on-site
internal medicine under the
direction of Dr. Helen Nitsios and
Board Certified Cardiologist Dr.
Sanalluah. Geri-Care will also
provide traditional medical ser-
vices and is set up to coordinate
specialty care intervention, such
as orthopedics and neurology,
with specialists who are located in
the Panhandle. These services will
provide the residents of eastern
Bay, Gulf and FranklinCounties
with tremendous specialty ser-
vices closer to home.
If you have .questions regard-.
ing any of these services, or would
like more information, please call
Willie Mae Roche
Capital City Anounces
Three New Board Members
Capital City Bank is proud to
announce three new community
board members effective January
The newly appointed mem-
bers include: Phil Earley. owner
and operator of, St. Joe Rent-All;
Willie Mae Roche, owner of Roche'
Designs; -and Clay Smallwood,
President Of St. Joe Timberland.
S "The new board members will
be a great asset to the bank and
the community," says Johanna
White, Captial City Bank's Co-dm-
munity Executive in Port St. Joe.
'It is exciting to begin the new
millennium with fresh 'Ideas and
renewed community involve-
ment," she added. '
Capital City Bank Group, Inc.
is a $1.4' billion financial" service
j Resort Realty of
SSt. George Island
company headquartered in Talla-
hassee, providing traditional
deposit arid credit services, asset
management, trust ., mortgage
banking; credit cards, data pro-
cessing and securities brokerage
Founded in 1895, the compa-
ny has 47" 'banking offices and
nine Bank 'N Shop locations in 18
' counties in north and north cen-
tral Florida and south Georgia.
St. Joseph Bay Office
1520 C.R. C 30. Port 5 Joe, Florda 32-156
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Wewahitchka Area -
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Pie Shape 144' sides x 143' back, homes or mobile homes, MLS#3705, $15,000.
Overstreet Area -,
S1 25 front x 220 depth, homes only, Wetappo Drive, MLS#3441, $7,500.
11.5 acres approx. Wetappo Creek Frontage, MLS#4453, $299,500.
35.9 acres approx., Intracoastal Waterway Frontage, MLS#3506, 5260,000
2.5 acres apprdx., S.nshine Farms, homes or mobile homes, MLS#3703, $18,700.-
4.7 acres approx., Sunshine Farms, homes or mobile homes, MLS#3704, $35,200.
I1-acre approx. on Hwy. 386, homes or mobile homes, MLS#4667,
S11/2 acre approx., Creekwood' Subd.,. corner lot /seplic,
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tors who are vying for payment
from bankruptcy funds.
Roughly half of the debt is,
pre-petition debt and the remain-
ing is post-petition. According to
the plan, pre-peutitoning creditors'
can receive as little as 10* on the
dollar. Post-petition falls into a
different, category, and Port St.~
Joe expects to get much more;
than the 10* amount for those
Hearings are ongoing to final-
ize this portion of the plan.
SThe mill's local site manager.
Ferrell Allen, said they were main-
taining the mill in mothball sta-
tus, as instructed by the new
Gulf County Needs Jobs".'
and YOU can help .
The Economic Development Council of Gulf County
needs your help on Tuesday, March 14th
What does this mean?
This allows new or expanding
businesses in Gulf County to apply for tax breaks on ad
valorem (business) property taxes by meeting specific
application requirements such as creating a minimum of 10
new good paying jobs within Gulf County.
How would this help Gulf County?
such as this are desperately needed to help us to attract
businesses to our county. Your vote would offer businesses an
economic advantage to relocate or expand in Gulf County.
Do other counties offer this?
Yes. To remain
competitive in attracting new businesses to their area, and to
throughout the state of Florida already have this tax incentive
You can help create more jobs in Gulf County.
Your vote is needed!
businesses from leaving, many counties
School's In Session L
Drive .With Caution?! ,' i l
Why not get a good thing growing?
Call or stop by, today.
S1STATE BANK Member
N"W PORT ST. JOE, WEWAHITCHKA & THE BEACHES FDIC
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. JANUARY 27, 2000
Elijah James Creel-
It's A Boy!
Keith and Angela (St. Cli
Creel of Thomasville, Georg
announce the arrival of their si
Elijah James Creel. Eli was bo
on January 4, at 6:31 p.m. weigh
ing eight pounds and four ouri
and measuring 21 inches long.
The, proud grandparents
Joe and Connie St. Clair
",Wewahitchka and Lamar a
Cathy CreeJ of Gastonia. No
Great-grandparents are Co
man and Janice Birmingham
Wewahitchka and Ila Mae Cree
Tallahassee. Also present to w
come Eli was his Aunt Amy
Clair of Wewahitchka and Un
Rav and Aunt Jana Hanselman
Duplicate bridge will
played at the Medico Beach Ci
Center on Thursday evenings
6:00 p.m.. CT. Call Roger or MN
at 647-3512 for more inlormati
Tawanda Charmaine Jenkins
Tawanda Charmaine Jenkins
graduated from Auburn
University located in Auburn.
Alabama. on December 11.
Tawanda received a bachelor of
art degree in psychology.
Jenkins graduated from Port
St. Joe High School in 1995. She
plans to continue her education
with a masters' degree.
Jenkins is the daughter of
Taylor and Sally .Jenkins. and the ,
granddaughter of Joseph Clayton
Sr. of Port St. Joe. Willie M.
Jenkins of Auburn. Alabama. and
NMae Byrd Jenkins of Dalkeith.
G. C. Sr. Citizens
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association, Inc. is very
grateful to the following volun-
teers who worked so hard to make
the recent mullet dinner such a:
Robin Downs, Trudy Downs,
Saul Jones, Murray Smith, Mary
Lee Pitts, Elizabeth Lyd Stokoe,
Barbara Mammon. and Evelyn,
Thanks are also given to our
loyal supporters in the commu-
nity for purchasing a dinner
[ JWERYad NTQUS
SFirniturec Collectibles *'.Art Lamps
Clocks Jewelry Gemstones .Gold and Silver -
And Much, Much .lorc!
CW It Desgi9igIsl Our Specialty e RepairsUn Preises
251 EST15H S. PNAA ITY,2BLCSES T FFIGONS
GsBal & Heat cor
Git [Bia Rad oo!
Gifts f Bridal Registry Home Decorations
HOURS: Tues. Sat., 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
505 Reid Avenue Port St, Joe Phone 229-6054
Snowbird Appreciation Party
Pageant Feb. 12th
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be spon-
soring its annual Miss Valentine
Pageant on Saturday, February
12, at 7:00 p.m., CT, in the
Wewahitchka Elementary School
The Valentine Pageant is! for
Wewahitchka Pre-K up to the
sixth grade school students only.
The 13 through 19 year old com-
petition is for any Gulf County
If your daughter would like to
enter the pageant, applications
are available now in Wewahitchka
at the K.I.D.S. Center, Wewa
Elementary, and Wewa High
Applications are available at,
Port St. Joe High School for the 13
air) through 19 year old level only.
gia The pageant will be held on
on, Saturday, February 12, at- 7:00,
gh- p.m, CT, at the Wewahitchka
hes Elementary School Commons
For more information please
ofare call 229-8466 and ask for Debbie
o.f or Jerry.
The St. Joseph Bay Chapter,,
NSDAR, held its regular monthly
meeting at )the senior citizens,
building on Wednesday, January'
19. The opening ritual, pledge of
allegiance to the flag of the United'.
States ofA' eria, Ameca ican'
Creed, and ,Preamble of the
Constitution of the UTnited .Sates
of America were recited.
After a delicious luncheon,,
Colonel Worth Carter, Comman-;
der of the 325th Support Group,'
325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air
Force Base, spoke to chapter
members about the qualifications'
and enthusiasm of the Air Force"
personnel stationed at TAFB.
It was reassuring to know
that in spite of the:DoD financial
and personnel cutbacks, those
stationed at TAFB are fully quali-.
fled and doing an outstanding job,
and the United. States is still in'
Justin Ryan Martin
Look Who's Three
Justin Ryan Martin cele-
brated 'his third birthday on
Saturday. January 8th, with a
Franklin party at his home.
Those there to help him cele-
brate his big day were his mommy
and ,daddy. his little sister
Chevanne, NaNa, PaPa, and Uncle
J.J., MawMaw and PawPaw, Noni
and Mem: and several other of
Justin's family and friends.
,. Justin is the son ofMichelle
and Stacy Hanlon, and the grand-
son of Gerald and Alice Martin of
Port St. Joe. and Gene and Betty
Sue Hanlon of Wewahitchka. He is
also 'the great-grandson of
Norman and Margene 'Martin of
Howard Creek. Bessie Goff of
Highland View. and Frances
Hanlon of Wewahitchka
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Joyce Faison, chairman of the
George Washington Bicentennial,
reported that she had received a
certificate naming the St. Joseph
Bay Chapter as being in a George
Washington Bicentennial Com-
Nancy Howell reported that as
the result of advertising the WWII
Memorial at the Veterans Day
programs at Port St. Joe High
School and Wewahitchka High
School, names of 20 local veter-
ans will be placed on the memori-
al in Washington. D.C.
She also stated that the chap-
ter would possibly receive a supe-
rior rating for the' Chapter
Achievement Report due to the
number of new junior members.
*Any female, 18 through 35
years of age, who can prove her
lineage to the American
Revolution is eligible for junior
membership and is urged to con-
tact Mary Pridgeon, registrar, for
SThe next meeting will be held
February 16 at noon at the senior
citizens building. Winning stu-
t,.dents 'of the American History-
Essay Contest will be the guest
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
The training is open for any-
one Interested in ending domestic
violence. Register before February
1st. Free CEUs will be,6ffered to
For more. information youth
may call 639-4300.
Baby # 3 Arrives
Scott and Lori Shanahan
would like to announce the arrival
of baby number three. Hunter
Scott Shanahan, who was born on
January 18th at 3:07 p.m. at Gulf
SCoast Medical Center. Hunter
weighed in at eight pounds, seven
and a quarter ounces.
Hunter's grandparents are
Ronnie and Brenda Shanahan.
':His sisters. Amanda and Emily
along with granny Debbie Baxley,
all welcomed him home.
Prudential Resort Realty will
be sponsoring its second annual
Snowbird Appreciation Party on
Tuesday, February 15, from 4:00
until 6:00, ET, the St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club. This special
event was born last year when
snowbird guests vacationing all
over the area came together for an
evening filled with food and merri-
Food, tea, and coffee will be
served and a cash bar will also be
available. Door prizes donated by
local merchants will be given
All winter guests are welcome
to attend this year's exciting
evening. Please R.S.V.P. by calling
227-2000 by Monday, February
Little Hunter Scott Sha na ana
Born January 18, 2000, to a room full of love. To your blonde-haired mommy's
sweet smile. To your proud daddy's strong, waiting arms.
To a nonnie and.a granny waiting patiently to greet their newest bundle of joy,
who will find his own special place in their hearts.
You arrived, little dark-haired boy, on the birthday of your Paw Paw's daddy,
Roland H. Shanahan, Sr. To honor your granny, Debbie Baxley, you made
your entrance on her birthday as well .
As your Aunt Connie discovered, you'll also share your special day with'
Bobbie Goldsboro. who recorded "Watching Scottie Grow," a song we sahg to
your daddy and the reason. for your name.
Sweet Hunter Scott, we've all been awaiting your arrival, especially two fair-
haired girls..., Amanda Lynn and Emily Joy, who can't wait for their baby
brother to be at home, snhug in his bed... sleeping. .Dreaming of the day
he'll trudge along behind them, trying to keep up With his big sisters.
Welcome to the world. .. welcome to life... welcome to the family
We're glad you're here our sweet little miracle... Hunter Scott Shanahan.
By Aunt Tammie Kay Wersihger
Parents-Scott and Lori Shananan
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Joyce FPison, chairman of the George Washington Bicentennial
shows a certificate she received naming the St. Joseph Bay Chapter
as being a George Washington Bicentennial Community.
Daughters of the
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Chelsea also enjoyed cup-
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Governor Sets January 24-28
as "School Health Services Week"
In recognition of the contribu-
-tion school health nurses and a
ihost of other health and mental
-health personnel make to the edu-
c .ation and well being of Florida's
2:4 million school children,
Governor Jeb Bush has declared
*the week of january 24th to 28th
S*s "School Health Services Week."
"School Health Services Week"
is a time when schools, communi-
:ies, and parents should recognize
and celebrate school health
nurses and other school health
staff for the important role they
.play in assuring that our children
are healthy and ready to learn,"
said Florida Department of Health
Secretary Robert 0. Brooks, M.D.
"Please join Governor Bush
and me in recognizing these
important public servants."
"School Nurse Recognition
Day" was celebrated on Wednes-
day, January 26th. This day has
been set aside each year to honor
professional nurses practicing in
educational settings where they
provide health care, counseling
and health education to students
and their families.
Brooks described school
nursing as one of the most rapidly
changing and ,challenging spe-
cialty areas in health care today.
He explained that each year
nurses see more Issues affecting
the health of our youth, increased
pressures on families, changes in
the health care system, and ongo-
ing public health concerns.
As more children with special
health care needs attend school,,
,there is a need for individualized
health care planning and coordi-:
nation with education colleagues
to ensure the availability of health
services during the school day.
School nurses offer a wonder-
ful opportunity to positively influ-
ence both the health and
education of Florida's students..
School nurses support lear-ing-
through promoting improved
attendance. They also assist stu-
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Members of the Gulf County school health staff which were recognized in observance of
'"School Health Services Week" with a luncheon at Ryan's Sugar Shack.
Pictured above is the Gulf County Health Department school health staff. Back row (1 to r):,
Hubert Six, School Social Worker; Arion (Nick) Ward, Boys to Men Program; Ann Baxter, R.N.,'-
School Health Coordinator; Brenda Chancey. School Health Aide; Monica Tarantino, PSJMS Health
Aide; Douglas Kent, GCHD Administrator; Todd Cutlip, Boys to Men Program.
Front row (1 to r): Verna Mathes, R.N., Nursing Director; Regina Washabaugh, R.N., Wewahitchka
School Health; Janice Forehand, WHS Health Aide; Brandy Martin,. WES Health Aide; Gail
Blackmon, .R.N., Port St. Joe School Health; Sharon Watson, PSJES Health Aide. Not pictured is
Dinah Stewart, PSJHS Health Aide.
FREE HEARING TEST ran
-Set For- airing and,
et I FSr-- Support Group
SENIOR CITIZENS; > .... Breast-feeding training, and"-
support group will meet at the fol -
lowing locations and times:
S GULF COAST HEARING AID Port St. Joe-first Monday of
CENTER of Panama City will be .each month:
Sa a Educational training from 6:30
S offering to anyone 55 and older a until. 7:00 p.m., ET
free hearing test. If you have been Support group/Q & A from
exposed to loud factory noise, if 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., ET.
People seem to mumble or you These sessions will be held at
First Presbyterian Church located
Sask people to repeat what they at 508 16th Street in Port St. Joe.
have said, come see us at: Wewahitchka-second Mon-
day of each month:
o ,Educational training from 6:30
JAMES W. DAME until 7:00 p.m.,CT
Hearing Aid Specialist Support group/Q & A from
7:00 until 8:00 p.m., CT.
ST. JOE M OT EL These sessions will be held at
First United Methodist Church
S501 Monument Avenue located on. Highway 71 in
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 These meetings will be held
on a monthly basis. For further
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON information, please call Jill Jones
This is our regular monthly Service Center ind we Will service' any- at 227-1276 extension 126.
one's hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices in
the area. Come in and try our service!
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dents who may have health risks.
School nurses are responsible
for managing a comprehensive
health service program within the
school setting. This includes:
* implementing the mandated
health screening programs;
* managing the school's medica-
* preventing the spread of com-
* providing emergency care;
* coordinating health service and
education efforts with teachers,
athletic directors, health edu-
cators, food service personnel;
* collaborating with parents and
community health care
providers. The recent expan-
sion of Medicaid recognizes
school nurses (and other
school health care profession-
als) as vital links in the child's
health care system, providing
reimbursement (to school dis-
tricts and county health
departments) for coordination,
and outreach services provided
in schools for children that are
Each Gulf County school has
a school health room. All public
school children in grades pre-k
through 12th are eligible for
school health services. For more
Information, contact Ann Baxter,
RN, School Health Coordinator, at
227-1276, extension 123.
The Washington Improvement
Group's regular monthly meeting
scheduled for Thursday, February
3, has been cancelled.
The WIG executive board will
meet on Wednesday, February 2,
at the WIG center at 5:00,p.m.,
The direct assistance strate-
gic planning work group will meet
on Monday, January 31, at the
WIG center at 7:00 p.m., ET.
The information and referral
strategic planning work.group will
meet onr February 2 at 6:00 p.m.
at the WIG center.
The workforce development
strategic planning work group will
meet on Friday, February 18, at
6:00 p.m., ET.
Dr. Seamon, Mgt. of America
will meet with the WIG board of
directors on Saturday, Marci 4 at
the WIG center at 10:00 a.m.; ET.
All work group plans should be
completed prior to this meeting.
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Look Who's Five
Chelsea Alexis Hawkins cele-
brated her fifth birthday on
December 18 at Burger King.
Helping her celebrate her birthday
were her mommy and daddy, sis-
ter Makayla, Papa, Grandma Joy,
Grandma.Adana, and Uncle Dale.
Her friends Caitlyn Thursbay,
Morgan, Natalie, and Hayley
Wood, Hayley and Tucker Smith,
Austin McCullev, Jordan Trotten,
attending the dedication were
Bunny Miller, President; Jean
McClamma, First Vice President;
and Era Daniell, Tree Committee
This spring we'll see the green
leaves emerging on the new apple,
peach and pear trees, and in a few
years the Garden Club-could pos-
sibly be standing guard over a
profusion of delicious fruit.
What a wonderful way to rec-
pgnize those whose labors of love
bore a bounty of fruit for others in
the past and continue to do so
Port St. Joe Garden Club dedicates 13 new trees to its members.
The Gulf County Branch to-county door-to-door member-.
NAACP and the Franklin County ship campaign.
Branch NAACP takes great pride The membership campaign
in honoring the Reverend Doctor honors a passionate advocate of
Martin Luther King, Jr. with initi- civil rights, Dr. King received the
eating a NAACP membership drive NAACP's Spingarn Medal. He
kick-off. spoke out against unequal divi-
In a concerted effort Franklin sions and racism embedded in the
and Gulf NAACP chapters plan to core of American culture.' ;
Roy Lee Carter, plants the last of the fruit trees for the Port St. Joe
Garden Club, Era Daniell, Jean McClamma and Bunny Miller look on,
by touching the lives of those
- are "inspired" by Dr. King
"living the dream" with a cou
(DM)-When planning a special
breakfast or brunch menu, overnight
casseroles are. always a plus. Some
of the pre-dooking and most of the
assembly are done ahead and the
casserole is chilled until morning.
The microwave recipe for Egg and
' Sausage Bake has another benefit. It
is micro-baked in about half the time
needed by many of the oven-baked
versions. Whirlpool Corporation
home economists suggest serving
fresh sliced fruit and mini cinnamon
muffins as accompaniments.
EGG AND SAUSAGE BAKE
(6 servings. Total cooking time:
V2 pound bulk sausage
4 slices bread, cubed'
cup shredded cheddar cheese
% cup shredded mozzarella
V teaspoon dry mustard
1 can (4 oz.) sliced mushrooms,
1 can (10N oz.) condensed
cream of mushroom soup
/Vs cup milk
I. Crumble sausage into medium
micros aeable bowl. Microwave at
HIGH (O100%) for 4 minutes, stirring
.occasionally. or until fully cooked.
2. Place bread cubes in 8 x 8 x 2
inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle
evenly Aith cheeses. Top with
drained sausage. Set aside. .
3. Beat eggs slightly with the 1 cup
milk and: mustard. Pour over top of
mixture in baking dish. Cover and
refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
4. Before cooking casserole, sprin-
kle evenly %with mushrooms. Stir
together condensed soup and the t
cup milk. Pour evenly over top.
- e -* *,
,5. Microwave at HIGH for 2 min-
utes. Then microwave at MEDIUM
(50%) for 36 minutes or until set. Lei
stand about 10 minutes before cut-
ting into squares to serve.
Nutrition Information (per serv-
ing): 301 calories, 17g protein
20g fat, 174mg cholesterol
15g carbohydrates, 915 mg sodium.
Whirlpool TimeSmart Tip
FLUFFY SCRAIMBLED EGGS: For I or 2 eggs, use a cereal bowl or 10-
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butter or margarine (I teaspoon per egg). Microwave at MEDIUM HIGH
(70'7c). stirring once or i\\ice. I egg: 415 to 75 seconds; 2 eggs: I minute, 45
seconds to 2 minutes, 15 seconds.
(DM)-Hot chicken salad is a versa-
tile main dish, equally appropriate
for a ladies' luncheon or a family
evening meal. This easy-to-prepare
microwave recipe for Creamy Hot
Chicken Salad takes just 22 minutes
of total cooking time. For an attrac-
tive serving suggestion, according to
Whirlpool Corporation home econo-
mists, arrange sliced tomatoes on a
plate, top with a large spoonful of
the chickeri salad and add a cluster
CREAMY HOT CHICKEN
(6 servings. Total. cooking time:
1 pound boneless chicken, cut
into V2 inch pieces
1 cup chopped celery
2 green onions, sliced
V cup sliced water chestnuts
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 can (10 % oz.) condensed
cream of chicken soup
V cup regular mayonnaise
2 cups potato chips, crushed
to 1 cup
1. Place chicken in medium
microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Sprinkle with garlic pepper. Cover
and microwave at HIGH (100%) for
2 minutes. Stir and microwave at
MEDIUM (50%) for 8 minutes or
until thoroughly cooked and no
longer pink, stirring twice. Cool
slightly. Drain off liquid.
2. Stir together chicken and all
MAIN DISH SALADS
remaining ingredients except potato
chips. Spoon into 2-quart
microwave-safe casserole.. Cover
loosely. Microwave at MEDIUM
(50%) for 10 minutes or until hot.
Stir. Top with, potato chips.
Microwave at HIGH for 2 minutes
who Many Americans celebrate
who the life of Dr. King and take this
and- time to salute the history influ-
mty- enced by African-Americans: in
these communities for the
upcoming "Black History Month"
,, with a continued NAACP member-,
They encourage the Gulf and
Franklin County communities to '
support their efforts in honoring
Dr. King's legacy and honoring
"Black History Month" by partic-
ipating in the NAACP's member-
A regular membership, on an
annual basis, is $30 with a sub-
scription to the Crisis magazine.
Membership ranges from $30 to a
$1,000 golden heritage.
During the "Black History
Month" celebration,, a program
will be held to highlight the
NAACP county-to-county mem-
bership countdown accomplish-
ments that have been made. The
achievements and the commit-
-' ments of the basic NAACP pro-
grams (religious, educational,
political, economic development,
and social) reflect the successful
struggles of millions of Americans
of all colors.
Therefore, with deep appreci-,
ation, thank you for participating
in the NAACP membership drive.
Please make your check payable
to the NAACP. For more informa-
tion, please. contact Amy
Shackleford, president, at (850)
229-8515 or Grandville Croom,
Jr. at (850) 653-2040.
FHP License and
I The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from January 28th
through 31st on SR-73 near CR-
287. and SR-30 near Allen
I Memorial Way.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective,
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
Have you noticed the numer-
'ous bare sticks protruding sky-
ward from the yard at the Port St.
Joe Garden Club? Don't let it
On Thursday, the 20th, Roy
Lee Carter planted the last of the
12 fruit trees the Port St. Joe
Garden Club bought and dedicat-
ed to its deceased and present
members. (A plaque bearing the
names of deceased members will
soon hang inside the Garden Club
building.) Mr. Carter also planted
,a dogwood tree that he donated to
Along with Mr. Carter, those
Shrimp Crabs *
S* Groceries Fish Sandwiches
-________ _r_ Great Hamburgers
* Beer & Wine
227-1670 On C-30A south of Port St. Joe
NEW FALL HOURS: Tues.-Thurs.: 12-8 p.m.,
Fri -Sat.: 12-9 p.m,, Closed Sunday and Monday
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microwave ovens may have a lower
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may require less time to cook.
Record the length of cooking time
needed for each recipe as you make
it. This will help when making the
same or similar recipes in the future.
FISH House RESTAURANT
Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida 648-8950
SUNDAYJan. 30ti 8 '
Fried or Grilled Mahi-Mahi 5
W/Choice of 2 Sides, Coffee, Tea, & Dessert
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We will close at 3:00 p.m.
Place Your Order Today For Party Trays
Large Tray- $45.00 Each-Reg. $50.00
Steamed Crab Claws or Peel & Eat Shrimp
Sw/cocktail sauce & lemons
Open for Breakfast.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 11:00 CST
We serve only the freshest seafood from Maine to the Gulf of
Mexico' "t personally guarantee it"-the Guy with the Hat.
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Open Wed. & Thurs. 11:00 9:00
Fri., Sat., & Sun. 7 a.m. 9 p.m.
PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000
Fruit Tree Dedication
Those words are usually the
"teaser" to the release of a new
movie. In this case the "Coming
Soon" refers to Saturday,
February 19th. "A Theater Near
You" is. the Gulf County Public
Library in Port St. Joe.
Be sure to circle February
19th on your calendars. The fea-
ture presentation on that date will
be the appearance of Judge Terry
Lewis as speaker at the annual
meeting of the Friends of the Gulf,
County Public Libraries, Inc.
Judge Lewis is from
Tallahassee and is the author of
Conflict of Interest, a murder
mystery set in Tallahassee. This
exciting first novel features trial
attorney Ted Stephens, who has
recently been appointed as
defense counsel in a high-profile
Quoting from Publishers
Weekly, this well-crafted drama
rings with authenticity all the way
to its heart-stopping conclusion.
'The yearly membership drive
of the "Friends" Is.. in high gear
now and will conclude with the
annual meeting to be held at 2:00
p.m. on February 19-at the Port
St. Joe library. The ."Friends"
Invite all to become members now
' and be eligible to win one of the
valuable prizes to be awarded
You could be the lucky) winner
of the GRAND PRIZE-a one night
stay for two at the Chateau
A Theater Near You..
the microwave way
Nemours with breakfast included!
Other gift certificates from local
merchants will also be awarded to
members who are present at this
meeting. Don't miss out on the
opportunity to support your
library and possibly win a great
prize by doing so!
Application blanks are avail-
able at the Port St. Joe library.
The "Friends" invite you to stop in
and see their display and be one
of the "first friends of the library
in the year 20001" The library staff
will be happy to answer, any
questions, or you can call 229-
DRA To Meet
The Downtown Redevelop-
ment Agency will hold its monthly
meeting on Tuesday, February
8th, at 6:15 p.m., ET.
The meeting will be held at
the offices of Preble-Rish, Inc.,.
located at 401. Reid Avenue in:,
Port St. Joe. All members are
'urged to attend this gathering.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000 PAGE 7A
Irish Potatoes For North Florida
by Roy Lee Caner
County Extension Director
The Irish potato is; a good
choice for most Florida gardens.
When planted in the late winter or
early spring (February to March
10), 100 pounds of seed should
produce 10 bushels or more of
Use certified seed potato
stock where possible. Avoid table
stock potato as planting stock, as
you may get a poor variety or one
that will not sprout.
Each seed piece should be cut
into a two ounce size and should
have two or more eyes. The cut
seed piece could be dusted with a
fungicide such as captain to pre-
vent seed piece decay.
For planting, it is best to first
make a raised bed about six inch-
es high and one to two feet wide.
If several rows are to be planted,
space these rows 36 to 42 inches
apart in the garden..
Then, open a seed furrow
three to four inches deep down
the center of the row. Place the
seed pieces into the furrow at
eight to 12 inch intervals. Cover
and water the freshly planted
When preparing the bed,
Blind Tubers are not an
uncommon potato production
problem. Let's consider a typical
experience. A Florida gardener
planted Irish potato seed pieces
just as directed.
* Extension Notes
Gl Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service
make sure you have used liberal
amounts of fertilizer--one quart of
10-10-10 fertilizer, per 50 feet of,
row space. Sidedress potatoes
twice, .three weeks apart, with one
pound of 10-10-10 per 50 feet of
jobs created and the business' them county i
commitment to Gulf'County.. popular belief".
Other Items' of Business Blackwell s
*The, board granted Gulf tiori with over
'County 911 Coordinator Marshall opposing'the c
,Nelson requested to have a writ- the roads throu
'ten reprimand. by Commissioner *Bo Williar
John Stanley. removed from his on the status
record. Stanley said Nelson was nursing home'
insubordinate" and disrespectful said, a petition
in his handling of a request by signatures sup
him to change the name of Violet location in Gul
,Pippin Road to Violet Pippin Lane. .forwarded to.th
Nelson said he was just fol- *Commissi
lowing board policy requiring a brought up roa
written request and agreement residents along
from other residents and property
owners. along the roadway. He
.said Stanley eventually ordered
-him to change the road's name,: ,:'Sti
'and he did as he was instructed ..'
'after suggesting Stanley bring the
question to the board. .
Commissioner Nathan Peters, N e
Jr. made the motion to remove the
-letter, which wvas seconded 'by Stitchery S
-Commissioner Yeager. Other al needle arts e
,board members said this was a in Panama Cit
,dangerous precedent to start, and Sponsored' by
reprimands should not be handed Embroiderer's
out by individual commissioners. the show will b
The motion passed by a 4-1 vote, gallery of the V
with Commissioner Stanley Northwest Flor
opposing. street in. the
*Chairman Traylor discussed' District.
with Gulf County Extension Agent Demonstra
Roy Lee Carter the noise problems workshops of d
treated bL the speedway' dun ig L .-will be offered
racing season. Carter agreed to the exhibit.
set up a community meeting with Saturday and
area residents and the county to Tuesday-Frida
further discuss the problem and with extended
what could be done. & Thursday un
*Traylor also announced that Entries wi
the City of Wewahitchka would be January 21 &
broadcasting county commission Ribbons and pr
meetings on the city public/edu- ed and all eni
cational/governmental .'channel written evalua
(8) beginning Friday, January EGA judge.
The, meeting will be aired For more
twice per day at 8:00 a.m., CT, entering the
and 7:00 p.m., CT, 'Monday houis, direct
through Friday. The board is' also contact Anita
working on plans to air the meet- 0631 or segpc:
ing over the- beaches cable sys-- .
tern. The mifi-m
*Traylor also told Marilyn ing different t(
Blackwell if she would provide a smocking. Har
list of roads in question, the and needlepoin
board attorney would give an guild members
opinion about whether several 'workshop proj
roadways which have been closed play at the
.by the St. Joe, Company were January 21st.
truly county roads. For a nomi
He explained that" just' will include k
because property owners allow workshops feat
public traverse on roads within used in> embr
their property, it does not make excellent way tc
When, after several discour-,,
aging days. there were no sign-, of
plants emerging, he/she'
scratched into the soil to have a
look at the seed pieces. The pieces"
had sprouted, but the plants.
From Page 1
roads-contrary to North Duck"Roads at Howar
Creek. Commissioner Traylo:
.aid she had a peti- made a motion for, the board tc
600 names on it perform minimum maintenance
closure of many of on the roads, providing the prop
ighout the county. erty owner- deeds them to th(
ms gave an update county.
of the veterans' The motion passed by a 3-'
site: proposal. He vote with Commissioners Peter
i containing 2,060 and Stanley opposing.
)porting the site's Denied a, request, b:
f County has been Commissioner Nathan Peters, Ji
he .committee. to pass a resolution opposing
loner Stanley efforts to place the afflrmativ
id repair needs for action question on, the Florid:
North Turkey and ballot. The motion failed (4-1).
edle Arts Exhibit
Showcase; a bienni-
sxhibit, will be held
ty, February 1-27.
Sea Shell Chapter.
Guild of America,
be held in the main
isual Arts Center of
rida, 19 East 4th'
6 downtown Arts
tions. talks, and
during the run of
Sunday .1-5 p.m.,
ay 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
hours on Tuesday
itil 8 p.m.
ill be received on
22 from 1-5 p.m.
rizes will be award-
tries will receive a
tion by a certified
ons. etc.,, .,please
echniques such as
it. will be taught by
s. Examples of the
ects will be on dis-'
nal fee of $5, which
it' supplies, these,
ture basic stitches
oidery and are an
o become acquaint-
ed with new or different tech-
Adinission price to the Center:
is also included in the workshop,
fee. Jackie Levasseur of Ten-
nessee will- teach classes on
February 8, 9 and 10th.
"Secrets of Queen Elizabeth,
I's Closet Revealed," a special pre-'
sentation of Elizabethan Clothing
by Jessie Jaramillo, is .scheduled,
for February 19, 1:30 p.m. ,,
weren't growing the way they were
The sprouts were short-
about two or three inches long.
There was a small young tuber at
the end of each one. However,
there was no leafy top growth-
only the small, round tubers
.which would never reach a useful
The experience I described
resulted from blind tubers, sprout
tubers, or more simply, potatoes
As I said, it's a fairly common,
problem in home gardens
throughout North Florida., We
* probably would first think that
this problem. results from some
kind of plant disease. But, it isn't
caused by fungi, bacteria, or any
kind of parasitic organism.
The problem actually starts
inside the seed pieces themselves,
and seems to be caused by an
abnormally high concentration of
Seed potatoes should be
stored in a cool, dark place, not a
warm. one. This helps prevent
Sprouting, However, if the storage
temperature gets too high, and
sprouting does occur, just leave
the sprouts alone-don't remove
Your best bet is to buy fresh
seed pieces at a garden center.
Then plant the seed quickly in
warm, moist soil not cool, dry soil.
If you try to raise potatoes by
planting seed pieces cut from
stock potatoes you bought at the
grocery store, we can almost
guarantee that you'll see .symp-
toms of blind tuber development.
Store potatoes are often treated,
with a sprout inhibitor. And this
treatment can result in the blind
Many gardeners are surprised
to see small green, tomato-like
fruits' forming on the tops of pota-
to plants at certain times of the
.year. These .fruits are not the
result of crossing of potatoes with
tomatoes, but are the natural
fruits, of the potato plant. Dig your
potatoes in May before the sum-
mer rains begin.
Varieties recommended for
North Florida are the round
whites such as Atlantic. Sebago,
and Superior, and the round reds
like Red LaSoda and Red Pontiac.
Do not plant the long baking
types, as they grow poorly.
For more detailed information
on growing Irish potatoes, please
call your Cooperative Extension
Office or local garden center.
AARP Donates "Trauma" Toys
The St. Joe Chapter of AARP
recently presented Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen with a
large bag of soft toys to be carried
by his deputies and used as
"trauma" toys and distributed by
them at appropriate incidents.
Shown in the adjacent photo-
graph are Erma Kreel and Gwen
Knight, together with Sheriff
McKeithen, holding a few of the
donated bears. This is part of the
Work' of the chapter's "Community
Affairs" group, which less than a
INOW See The Star On Line at
year ago donated a pile of lap
robes made by the members, toI'
the local nursing home. Both
activities are an ongoing program.
Sma l~l Bus inesses
V Bicvlel! V/B ba Itemnts /Shoes
ANN),1 ITEM~S LIKE NE II?! and V out our debiucoui i
-- cp'V rty )oi
V Hoitielhold gru
V1 Chiristmnas Trees
%/ Ex.sr i'se Equipmnltn
selection of 'Baked Go,
Edward J. Knight
Edward Joseph Knight, '77, of
Port St. Joe died on his birthday,
January 19, in a local hospital. He
had been a resident of Gulf
county since 1979 when he
retired as general manager of
General Motors Overseas opera-
tions in New York City to pursue a
(ream campground ownership at
Cape San Blas.
Born in England in 1923, he
became an engineer prior to immi-
grating to Ontario, Canada where
he became a professional engi-
neer, began raising a family and
was active Skipper Sea Scout
Troop 56. 1959 brought him to
the United States where his busy
career, a boy scout troop leader,
4-H and square dancing filled his
Running and cycling were his
passion for the years to follow his
move to Florida. He was a member
of the Panhandle Runners and
Triathletes Club, setting several
course time records for his age
group which still stand. He was a
founding member of the South
Volunteer Gulf County Fire
Department, -completing fire
fighter training in the early
1980's. More recently he served a
two year term as president of St.
Joe. Bay chapter of the AARP. At
the time of his passing hbe Was dis-
trict coordinator of AARP/IRS Tax
Aide for four counties. He will be
Edward is survived by his wife
of 50 years, Gwendolme: a son.
Terence of Chesapeake Virginia;
two daughters. Heather of
Washington, New Jersey and
Pamela of Sugarloaf Pennsyl-
vania; and six grandchildren. At' -
Ed's request, memorials may be
sent to the Voyageur Outward
Bound School, Suite 120 Mill
Place, 111 Third Avenue South,
Minneapolis: Minnesota 55401.
Family and friends will gather
for a memorial service on
Tuesday, January 29th at 10:00
a.m., CT, at Southerland Family
Funeral Home located at 100 East
19th Street in Panama City.
Mrs. Gertude Ellis, former
resident of Port St Joe, passed
away January 20 in West Palm
Beach. She is preceded in death
by her husband, Willis C. Ellis,
and a sister Anie M. Harris.
Funeral services will be held
on Saturday, January 29th at
11:00 a.m., in Florala, Alabama at
the A.M.E. Methodist Church.
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,Smallwood-(From Page 1)
Members of the "1226 Club" at the 1999 gathering.
"1226 Club" Anual Gathering
The "1226 Club" met again,
-this year at McNeill's Raw Bar in
Indian Pass. In the adjacent pic-,
ture some of the partygoers are,_
shown as they reveled in the good
times. Other pictures can been
seen at the official 1226 Club",'
web page at www.geocitles.com/
Check out the web page. visit
the picture gallery, and sign the
guest book. Let them know how
you are doing, what you are up to,
and make a few comments about .
your high school days.
The "1226 Club" is the unoffi-
cial alumni association of Port St.
Joe High School and a great way
to' keep it touch. The 1226 Club"
meets once a year on December
26th at McNeill's Raw Bar.
The club would like to send a;
huge and special thanks to Jimmy
McNeill and all his musical tal-'
ents. Even if you can't make in on
the 26th of December, stop in and
visit with Jimmy, and trade war
stories about your favorite team...
Go Noles, Go Gators, or Roll Tideil
Let him hear from you!
- ILo' nrceme1T]( 'n t, [i4 LA li c4T -ui 9)
POT PLOT THICKENED
Willie Nobles, Jr., of Wewa-
hitchka, was arrested and
charged with cultivation of mari-
juana by, Gulf County Sheriffs
Department officials on Wednes-
day. January 19th.
Investigators working on the
Highway 22 Bar burglary devel-
oped information that-Nobles (43)
was growing marijuana in his
Investigator Ricky Tolbert and
Tim 'Hightower went and spoke
with Mr. Nobles, and he admitted
that the four marijuana plants in
his back yard plot belonged .to,
CORRALLING BURGLARY SUSPECTS
During the last week,
Investigator Rita Piercy arrested
four more suspects In the
December burglary of the
Highway 22 Bar.
Franklin Rardin (25) and
Henry Vann (19), both of
Wewahitchka, hlkve ben charged
with burglary; ah'd John Price
(1-8), of Callaway, and 'Aubrey
Dykes (18),. of Panama City, have
been charged with being a princi-
pal to the burglary.
The addition of these four
brings the total to six suspects
being arrested for their involve-
ment In this case. Investigator
Piercy believes that at least one
more arrest Is pending in this
LONGER VISIT THAN PLANNED
i On Thursday. January 20th.
Sgt. Stacey Strickland arrested
Carrie Causey, 22. of Wewahitch-
ka. on charges of burglary.
It is alleged that Causey
broke into the home of her
boyfriend's mother and took some
keys belonging to her ex-
boyfriend. While Sgt. Strickland
was taking the report. Ms. Causey
drove into the yard of the resi-
dence in question, was placed
under arrest, and taken to the
Gulf County Jail.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL .
Tuesday, January 18th-.
Michael Thomas, 25, B/M, of Port
St. Joe, aggravated battery.
Wednesday. January 19th-
Michael Yarell. 18, B/M. of
Wewahitchka. failure to appear
(re: driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked).
Thursday, January 20th-
Clarence Williams. 24, B/M, of
Gainesville, failure to pay fine (re:
Friday, January 2.1st--
Sabrina Daniels. 19. B/F. of Port
St. Joe, failure to appear (re: pos-
session of marijuana-less than 20
SSaturday, January 22nd-
Jeffery Sellers, 39, W/M, of
Indiana, no valid driver's license,
and exposure of organs.
Monday, January 24th-
Johnny Williams. 19, B/M. of Port
St. Joe, violation of probation (re:
felony criminal mischief); Thomas
Hadder, 42, W/M, of Wewahitch-
ka, sexual battery; and Johnny
Thomas, 49, B/M, of Port St. Joe,
Tuesday, January 25th-
Buddy Wood, 23, W/M, of Port St.
Joe, violation of probation, (re:
possession of more than 20 grams
SOLD ON ACTIVE WARRANT
Anthony ,D. Dumas, 44, of
Port St. Joe, 'Wag arrested on
Friday, January 21st, at approxi-
mately 1:06 p.m. by Port St. Joe
Police Department Ollicer James
Norris on an active warrant for
the sale of crack cocaine.
Dumas was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
POSSESSION YIELDS ARREST
Jamail H. Fenn, 22, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested on Friday,
January 21st, at about 1:06 p.m.
'by' Officer Ross Yowell on an
active warrant for the possession
of cocaine. Fenn was taken into
custody and' transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
TOOK ERRATIC ROUTE To JAIL
Troy A. Phillips, .19, of
Highland View, was arrested on
Saturday, January 22rid, by
Officer Russell Burch at approxi-
mately 11:43 p.m. for driving
under the influence.
Officer Burch observed the
vehicle being driven, by Phillips.
traveling south on Highway 98;
the vehicle was being operated in
an erratic manner. The officer ini-
tiated a traffic stop and. upon fur-
ther investigation was able. to
determine that Phillips wvas dri-
ving under the influence and was
A legal test to determine the'
alcohol level of Phillips' breath
was given after he had ,been read
.his implied consent. The results
of the test showed that Phillips'
breath-alcohol level was 0. 172
and 0.152. Blood-alcohol level of
0.08 is prima facie evidence that
the subject is under the influence, ,
both of Phillips' readings were
well over 0.08.
Phillips'was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
'99 NUMBERS FOR PD
The Port St. Joe Police
Activity Report for the year of
1999 shows that the department
answered 4.332 calls for service,
made 173 misdemeanor cases, 81
felony cases, and 25 infraction
They also issued 85 criminal
traffic citations, 280 citations for
traffic infractions, and 966 warn-.
ing citations, and investigated 91
traffic crashes resulting in
approximately $200,030 in dam-
ages being reported. The officers
performed a total of 1,750 hours
on foot patrol.
Public WorkShops On
Spotted Sea Trout"
The Fish and 'Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has scheduled a series of public
workshops to receive comment on
proposals for statewide recre-
ational rules for spotted sea trout
to establish a 15-inch mini-
mum/20-inch maximum size
limit and either a five-fish daily .
bag limit with a February closed
season, or a four-fish limit with
o: no'closure (the allowvance for one
fish larger tbh- the maximum size
limit to be 'retained would still
The FWC is also seeking com-
ment on proposals to change the
commercial harvest season to
occur from May through July-
each year (instead of the current
June through August open sea- ;j
son), and to ,allow commercial
harvesters to'retain one spotted
sea trout larger than 24 inches.
The commission encourages
the public to provide input on;.-
these proposals and other issues
regarding the management of
spotted sea trout at the work-
shops, which will all take place
from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday,
January 28, Gulf Coast
Community College Student
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needed for St. Joe Land or until
the timberland market improves."
"I intend to work closely with
Everitt to Integrate our land hold-
ings strategy in order to maximize
the value from them," said
Smallwood. "The vast majority of
our million acres will continue to
be managed as timberland, and
we will be seeking ways to stimu-
late demand for the products we
produce from them."
Smallwood served as presi-
dent of the Florida Forestry
Association in-1998 and has been
a member of that organization's
board of directors since 1989. He
serves on the board of directors of
the Florida Leadership Foun-
dation and was a member of the
Governor's Wildfire Commission.
He earned his bachelor of science
in forest management from the
University of Florida and a master
of science in business manage-
ment from Florida State
University. He and his wife,
DeEtta, have two children.
Everitt Drew to President,
St. Joe Land Company
As president of St. Joe Land,
Everitt Drew will direct the new
company efforts in planning, mar-
keting and managing the sale of
five to 5,000-acre parcels from St.
Joe's land holdings In Northwest
Florida and Southwest Georgia.
The parcels are being sold primar-
ily for use as large parcels, quail
plantations, ranches, farms, fish
camps, hunting preserves, and
other recreational uses. St. Joe
Land will be headquartered in,
Tallahassee with an office ,in
Panama City. Drew will also
report to Twomey.
Drew comes to his new posi-
tion from Advantis, St. Joe's com-
mercial real estate services firm,
where he headed the Tallahassee
office. He served as president of
SouthGroup Properties from 1984
until last year when St. Joe pur-
chased the,firm. Drew began his
real estate career with Investors
Realty in Tallahassee in 1978.
"St. Joe land's objective is to'
create new value and earnings
stream by converting, over time, a
non-strategic asset into one that
is central to our real estate mis-
sion" said Twomey. "This
endeavor, through a combination
of.innovative thinking and entre-
preneurial spirit, creates higher
potential value from our land giv-
ing us an upscale market oppor-
tunity that allows us to find and
extract maximum shareholder
value. Everitt is the person to get
it done." '
"St. Joe Land has huge potent i
tial. aid'I'i excited by the oppor-
tunity to deliver on it," said Drew.
"I have lived and worked in
Northwest Florida all of.my life,
and I am confident we can create
real value here."
Drew is active in the civic
affairs of Northwest Florida and
has served on numerous boards,
and organizations including the
Southern Schqlarship Foundation
and Goodwill Industries. He also
served as chairman of the Leon
County Civic Center .Authority,
Economic Development Council,
and the Tallahassee Area
Chamber of Commerce, A native
of Quincy, he earned a bachelor of
arts degree in business adminis-
tration from Stetson University.
Drew and his wile Julie have two
With this reorganization.
George W. Willson. vice-president
for land conservation, will con-
tinue his work developing strate-
gies for the part of St. Joe's land
holdings in Northwest Florida anid
Southwest Georgia that have con-
servation significance. Willson
reports to Robert M. Rhodes,
executive vice-presideht and gen-
eral counsel',ofSt. Joe.
Malcolm Jones Announces
Malcolm Jones has
announced his plans to' depart
from St. Joe effective at the end of
the first quarter of'2000. In 1995,
Malcolm Jones came to St. Joe as
vice-.president and chief financial
officer. He was named to his pre-,
sent position In 1997. Jones',
responsibilities included St. Joe
Timberland Company, 'St. Joe
Land Company, Talisman Sugar
Corporation, and Apalachicola
Northern Railroad Company.
"We are grateful 'to Malcolm
for his huge contribution to St.
Joe as, we transformed the com-
pany from a regional industrial.
conglomerate to a real estate
operating company," said Peter S.
Rummell, chairman and CEO of
St. Joe. "Under his leadership, St:
Joe has developed and imple-
mented strategies to unlock. the
embedded value from valuable
assets that were no longer central
-to our real estate mission."
"Malcolm's invaluable insight
and experience was crucial in the
successful sale of more than
13,000 acres of timberland in
1999," said Rummel. "He took a
leadership role in the successful
sale of St. Joe's sugar business in.
a complex transaction to The
Nature Conservancy and the gov-
ernmental partners involved ir,
the Everglades' restoration. In
addition, Malcolm directed the
formation of' The St. Joe Land
Company and has prepared that
unit to be an important contribu-
tor to St. Joe in 2000 and,
"I've been privileged to be part-'
of one of the most remarkable;
company transformations ifi
Florida's history," said Jones.
"But now I have a number of ven-
tures underway that are requiring
more and more of my attention.
With St. Joe's transformation on
course, I am eager to pursue new
challenges. St. Joe has some of
Northwest Florida's best property,
and I know that -there is a great
opportunity to do good things for
St. Joe. our customers, and our"
region. I wish my friends at Sf.'
Joe :the best." .
Jones, 46. joined St. Joe after
serving as president of AmSouth
Bank of Jacksonville from 1994-:"
95, ,and as president and chief,
executive officer of FloridaBank.
from 1990-94. Jones serves onr
the board of trustees of The Bolles
School and the board of directors.
of Florida Banks, Inc. of
More information about, St.
Joe can be found on its web site at
Frederick W. "Rick" Taylor
Income Tax Preparation
. --,r4 d'I '
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000 PAGE 9A
Tiger Sharks Lose First Game of Year; Now 21-1
Port St. Joe 43, Lake Region 45
After going 19 straight games
Without a loss, the Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks suffered their first
19ss of the season Friday night 45-
43 to Belleview High School in the
Diamondback Challenge in Ocala.
Belleview jumped out to an 18-11
lead by the end of the first quar-
ter, but the Tiger Sharks nar-
rowed their lead to three points
(25-22) by halftime when they
Gators Win 1,
Lose 1 in Overtime
Wewahitchka 65, Greensboro 61
,,-The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 9-9 on the season
with Thursday night's 65-61 over-
time win over Greensboro. Titus
Pittman hit a three-pointer with
2.5 seconds remaining to send the
game into overtime, then scored
si of .the Gators' eight overtime
S, The Gators trailed 33-46
going into thej fourth quarter, but
outscored Greensboro 24-11 to
send the game into overtime with
a 57-57 tie.
led. all scorers with a game-high
25.-points. Titus Pittman followed
with 14 points and P. J. Addison
finished with 11 for the Gators.
G'BORO 13 18. 1511' 4-61
GATORS 19 6 8 24 8-65
WEWA- P. J. Addison 11," Titus
Pittman 14, Patrick Kerrigan 4,
Derrick Williams 25, Nick Hall 5,
and Tim Pittman 8.
GREENSBORO- Bennette 15,
Britt 13, Walston 4, Scott 9, Tele-
faire 10, and Bostick 12.
Wewahitchka 71, Liberty Co. 74
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped -to 9-10 on the season
with Friday night's 74-71 loss to
Liberty County in a double-over-
Register Saturday for
Wewa Dixie Youth
Baseball & Softball
Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
Baseball and Softball registration
will be held Saturday, January
29,th and Saturday, February 5th.
Players can sign up from 9:00
'a.m. until noon each day at the
Wewahitchka State Bank.- [Due to
a scheduling conflict, the registra-
tion has been relocated.]
All boys and girls. ages four to
S lJ.ar .gi bls .to.prticquate; Jthle .e
activities of the league. '
All new players must present
S a copy of their birth certification
at registration. Parents should
bring their children with them to
register as uniforms will be avail-
able there for sizing.
S" This years fees for registering
will be: first child $35; second
child $30; and each additional
child $25. Fees for players in the
pony league will be $45.
Anyone who's, interested in
being a head coach or an assis-
tant coach during the 2000 sea-
spn needs to sign up at registra-
If you have any questions
about general league information
or registration, please call league
president Don Rich at 639-5108.
You Can Help
I The Sunbridge Care and
Rehabilitation for Bay St. Joseph
Nursing Home activity program is
in need of a piano to use for visit-
ing singing groups to provide
music which is a great therapy for
the residents. Please contact
Shem Bowen at 229-8244 if you
would like to donate one.
,' A woman's size 18 coat is
needed for a low income woman in
S" Port St. Joe. Please call the senior
ciLzens if yod have one to donate.
It's always good to0 know
someone cares. Every kindness
expressed dunng the illness and
death of the late Robert Whigum
(brother) was greatly appreciated.
May God bless you all.
Charlie Mae King
time barn-burner. The Gators led
40-28 going into the fourth quar-
ter, when Liberty 'County
outscored the Gators 27-15 to
bring the game to a 55-55 tie at
the end of regulation. The Bull-
dogs outlasted the Gators through
two overtimes for the victory.
Derrick Williams led all scor-,
ers with a game-high 37 points. P.
J. Addison followed with '18
Wewahitchka dropped to 5-5 in
District 4-2A play..
GATORS 15 11 14 15 15-71
LIBERTY 8 13 7 27 18-74
WEWA- P. J. Addison 18, Titus
Pittman 3, Patrick Kerrigan 7,
Derrick Williams 37, and Tim
LIBERTY CO.- C. Peterson 17,
Rackley 10, Tranquile 21, Vickers
1, R. Peterson 3, Berrium 8, and
Wewahitchka 32, Graceville 27
The Wewahitchka .Gators
improved to 10-10 on the season
with Tuesday night's 32-27 victo-
ry over Graceville. The Gators led
16-14 at halftime and outscored
the Tigers 16-15 in the second
half of play.
John Poe led the Gators with
GATORS 9 7 5 11 -.32.
TIGERS 4 8 5 10 27
WEWA- John Poe 13. Tim
Pittman 6. P. J. Addison 4, Patrick
Kerrigan 3. Nick Hall 3, Derrick
Williams 2, and Brandon Jones I.
GRACEVILLE- Winn 13. Dudley
8, Britt 3. Laster 2. and Tyson 1.
Time To Score
Ever wonder what that deer
rack hhagingi on the wall will
score? The Florida Fish' and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) scores or measures deer
racks for the Florida Buck'
Registry and it only takes a feW;
trriiiiuti :'to do. --' '
The registry was begun in
1982 as a way. to 'catalog the.
biggest bucks taken by Florida
hunters, and at the same time
afford hunters the recognition
they deserve for their support of
To qualify for the registry, a
deer must have been taken in
Florida and .score .at least 100
Boone and Crocket inches for typ-
ical antlers. Non-typical antlers
must score at least 125 inches.-:
Anyone who wants. to have' a
rack scored from this or previous
hunting seasons can do so by
contacting the FWC's Panama
City office at (850) 265-3673.
Volunteer wildlife reservists'
measure racks in most counties.
and once the rack is measured
and meets the minimum score,!
the F'WC's Division of Wildlife will.,
send the hunter a eight and one
half by 1 I inch certificate suitable
for framing and a patch recogniz-
ing their trophy.
More than 3.000 deer have
been measured since the registry
was initiated, and last year saw its
share of big trophies added to the
list. Of the 10 largest typical-scor-
ing racksL measured. five were
taken in Northwest Florida.
They, included James A.
Watson's 12 point from' the
Apalachicola WMA.; that scored
143, Stephen Porter's J11, point
from Wakulla County that mea-
sured 142, 'Roger Pugh's 10 point
Blackwater buck that measured
141-2/8, Terry R. Lewis' 13 point
Jefferson County buck that
scored 139-6/8. and Clay
Barfield's Calhoun County 10
point that measured 136-6/8.
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oyd owners t
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outscored Belleview 11-7 in the
second quarter. Port St. Joe took
the lead in the third quarter,
outscoring Belleview 15-7, but
couldn't hold on in the final quar-
"Mistakes we have been mak-
ing and poor practices we've been
getting away with came back to
haunt us Friday night versus
Belleview," said head coach Ver-
non Eppinette. "Our offensive and
defensive execution was poor
when it counted most. Hopefully
we will learn from this and get
more focused in practice for the,
rest of the regular season. Satur-
day we bounced back and played
hard, but our execution still was
Kedrick Larry led all scorers
with a game-high 24 points. Port
St. Joe dropped to 19-1 on the
SHARKS 11 11 15 6 43,
B'VIEW 18 7 7 13 45
PSJ- Kedrick Larry 24, Travis
Jenkins 4, -Dexter Gant 2, Lance
Larry 8, Clay Smallwood 3, and
Tremaine Lewis 2.
BELLEVIEW-. Roberts 1, Gib-
bons 11, Berg 14, Arnold 4, and
Port St. Joe 62, Arlington Country 56
Port St. Joe bounced back
Saturday afternoon to knock-off
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, Larry and Travis Jenkins led all
scorers with 19 points each. Dex-
ter Gant followed with 16 points.
Seneca Chambers and Kyron Bai-
ley each had 14. Lance Larry had
:k 13, and Mosi Quinn added 11 for
Port St. Joe.
SHARKS 32 32 31 25 -120
CARR. 6 0 8 2-16,
g PSJ-- Mosi Quinn 1. Kednck
ib Larry 19. Travis Jenkins 19. Dex-
or ter Gant 16, Seneca Chambers
r, 14, Lance Larr 13, Clay Small-
all wood 8, Tremaine Lewis 6, and
a Kyron Bailey 14.
or,: CARR.- Rankin 6. Flemming 6.
Li Belcher 2. and Holton 2.
Day 62-56 to pick up its 20th vic-
tory of the season (20-1).. The
Tiger Sharks led 31-24 at the half,
but were outscored 32-31 in the
second half of play.
j Kedrick Larry. again led all
corers with a game-high. 16
points. Travis Jenkjns. followed
with 15 for the Tiger Sharks.
SHARKS 17 14 14 17 62'
JACDS 12 12 15 17 -56
PSJ- Mosi Quinn 8, Kedrick
Larry 16, Travis Jenkins 15,
Seneca Chambero 4, Lance Larry
8. Clay Smallwvood 5, and Kyron
JACDS- Yeoman 7, McCloud 8,
Bannister 12, Cleveland 2, Jordan
11, Martin 6, Gilmore 4, and
Smith 6 ,
Port St. Joe 120, Carrabelle 16
The top-ran ked Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks scored over 30
points in each of the first three
quarters in' Tuesday ,night's, 120-
16 blowout victory' over Carra-
belle. The Tiger Sharks jumped
out to a 32-6 lead at the end of the
first quarter, then outscored the
Panthers 32-0 in the second to
take. a 64-6 lead into halftime.
Port St. Joe also outscored Carra-
belle 56-10 in the second half of
play. The Tiger Sharks improved
to 21-1 on the season and 8-0 in
District 4-2A play..
Seven Tiger Shark players
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U.F. Gator Club'
The Panhandle Gator Clu
will hold its Winter Gat(
Gathering a little earlier this yea
but it will be right after footba
"signing" day, so it should get
fresh perspective of the new Gat
recruits for the 2000 freshman
class. Gator assistant, coach Joh
Hunt will be in Port St. Joe c
Saturday, February 12th i
Stiles-Brown Community Cente
located at 120 Library Dnve i
Port St. Joe. Coach Hunt will I
the guest speaker for the evenir
and will give the latest on wh4
should be another top 10 nation
This will be an oyster/BB
pork, informal dinner and pri
gram with a quesuon and answi
period to follow, so plan tojoj
your Gator friends and make ne
ones at this, mid-wntin
"Gathering of Gators."
Cost of the BBQ dinner/pri
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$5 for kids under 12 and w
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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000
SWE KNOW YOU
Often times in those so-called super giant
chain drug stores no one even notices you are in the
store. And they change pharmacists so often, there is
rarely time for you to get to know each other.
That will never be a case in our pharmacy.
Personal concern with each and every
customer/patient is our watch word. Even when we
are really busy we will try to take the time to
acknowledge that you are in the pharmacy. We
appreciate the fact you have chosen us to be your
S pharmacists and we'll never let you down.
WE PROUDLY ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE
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Courtney Lenox (20) shoots over Wewahitchka's Lindsey Carter
(20) for two of her 16 points against the Lady Gators.
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will be held Saturday, January 29,
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Port St. Joe Fire Department
Meeting Room on Williams
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Player Pitching We've get it all!
Players who did not participate in PSJ's Dixie Baseball League in
1999 must bring a xerox copy of their birth certificate. Players
must accompany parents to registration for uniform sizing.
WEWAHITCHKA DIXIE V
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL REGISTRAR
WHEN: Saturday, January 29th 9:00 to 12:0(
Saturday, February 5th 9:00 to 12:0(
WHERE: Wewahitchka State Bank on Highwa'
WHO: All Boys and Girls, Ages 4 to 14
COST: '35" .............First Child 30".......... Secc
125 ......... Each Addt'l 45w........,Pon
All new players, must have a copy of their birth certificate!
Uniforms will be available for sizing! Call League President
Don Rich at 639-5108 if you have any questions!!
Anyone Interested in being a head coach or an
assistant coach during the 2000 season needs to sign
up at registration. STEP UP TO THE PLATE-WE'LL SEE YOU THERE
3tc, 1/20, 27 and 2/3/2000
Lady Sharks Sport 11-3 Season Record
Remain Undefeated 8-0
Port St. Joe 70, Wewahitchka 25
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 12-3 on the season
and 7-0 in District 3-2A play with
Thursday night's 70-25 victory
over the Wewahitchka Lady
Gators. The Lady Sharks jumped
to a 16-2 lead by the end of the ,
first quarter, and extended their
lead to 31-9 by halftime. Port St.
Joe also outscored the LadY
Gators 39-16 in the second half of
Tynetta Towner led all scorers
with a game-high 22 points.
Courtney Lenox followed with 16,
points, and Bonnie Belin added'
10 for the Lady Sharks.
Kimberly McMillan led the
Lady Gators with eight points,
and Lindsey Carter followed with -
GATORS 2 7 8 8 25
SHARKS 16 15 21 18 70
PSJ- Angela McDowell 4, Bonnie,
Belin 10, Megan Johnson 6,
Courtney. Lenox 16, Tynetta
Towner 22, Veronica Atkins 2,
Neikole Royster 4, and Sherry
WEWA- Kramer 2; McMillan 8,
Carter 6, Husband 3, Nest 2, and
Port St. Joe 63, Greensboro 29
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
remained unbeaten in District 3-
2A with Friday night's 63-29 vic-
tory over Greensboro. The Lady
Sharks improved to. 11-3 on the
season and 8-0 in district play.
Port St. Joe led 30-14 at half--
pulled away in the fourth quarter
when they outscored the Lady
Bonnie Belin led Port St. Joe
with 17 points. Tynetta Towner
added 12 for the Lady Sharks.
BONIFAY 5 15 12 22 54
SHARKS 12 10 10 8 40
PSJ- Bonnie Belin 17, Tynetta
Towner 12, Courtney Lenox 9,
Veronica Atkins 1, and Neikole
BONIFAY- Riley 17, Isaacs 12,
Messer 10, Killings 9, Pope 3,
Spear 2, and Register 1.
Wewahitchka 22, Blountstown 69
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators lost to Blountstown 69-22
in Friday night's District 3-2A
match-up. The Lady Gators
trailed 28-10 at halftime, and
were outscored 41-12 in the sec-
ond half of play.
Lindsey Carter led the Lady
Gators with nine points.
TIGERS 20 8 22 19 69
GATORS 6 4 5 7 -22
WEWA-. Kimberly McMillan 4,
Jessica Cole 4, Lindsey Carter 9,
Judith Husband 1, and Shray
TIGERS- Brown 19, Carey 11,
King 6, Johnson 10, Goodman 6,
and Bates 18.
Wewahitchka 28, Liberty Co. 49
The -Wewahitchka Lady
Gators suffered a 49-28 loss to
Tynetta Towner (22) led the Lady Sharks with 22 points in P6rt
St. Joe's 70-25 victory.over Wewahitchka.
Spring Youth Basketball Tourney
North American Youth Sports
announced today that they will
hold their annual 'spring youth
basketball tournament in the Tal-
lahassee area April 14-16 at Lin-
coln High School and other area
Bonnie Belin (12) added 10 points for the Lady Sharks in Thursday night's victory over
time, and outscored Greensboro
33-15 in the second half of play.
Tynetta Towner led all scorer';
with a game-high 21 points and,
grabbed 12 rebounds. Bonnie
Belin followed 15 points, and
Courtney Lenox added 12 for the
G'BORO 5 9 0 15 29
SHARKS 24 6 14 19 63
PSJ- Angela McDowell 6, Bonnie
Belin 15, Megan Johnson 2,
Courtney Lenox 13, Tynetta
Towner 21, Veronica Atkins 4,
Neikole Royster 2.
G'BORO- Jiles 10, Green 10,
Sager 5, Weston 4.
Port St. Joe 40, Bonifay 54
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 10-4 on the season
with Monday night's 54-40 loss to
Holmes County Bonifay. The Lady
Sharks jumped out to a 12-5 lead
by the end of the first quarter and
led 22-20 at the half. Bonifay tied
the game up at 32-32 by outscor-
ing Port St. Joe 12-10 in the third
quarter. The Lady Blue Devils
Liberty County Saturday night.
The Lady Bulldogs led 26-13 ,at
halftime, and outscored the Lady
Gators 23-15 in the second half of
Lindsey Carter led Wewa-
hitchka with 17 points on offense.
GATORS 7 6 7 8- :28
LIBERTY 11 15 10 13 .49
WEWA- McMillan 2, Carter 17,
Husband 3, Gilbault 4, and
LIBERTY CO.- Nobles 19, Daw-
son 14, Jackson 9, Brown 4, and
The USDA NRCS office in
Blountstown is currently taking
applications for the forestry
Incentives Program (FIP).
FIP is a cost-share program
for pine tree planting (10 acre
The sign-up ends February 4.
For more information call 850-
Serving North Florida
Over 60 Years
This tournament will feattire
ten different brackets. They;
include 5th-6th grade boys; 5tlh-.
6th grade girls; 7th grade boys;
7th grade girls; 8th grade boys;:
8th grade girls: 9th-10th grade
boys; 9th-10th grade girls; I lth-
12th grade boys; 1 lth-12th grade;
girls. All grades are based on the
grade in which a student is cur-
The entry fee for the tour-'a
ment is $90 and guarantees eac.
team a minimum of two games.
There will be awards presented in
each bracket. The entry deadline
is March 24, 2000.
For additional information or,
an entry form, please call Harry.
Ennis at the toll-free NAYS spring:
tournament hotline at 1-888-6294:
2275 or tournament director Paul
O'Halloran at 850-656-9051.
$300 CASH REWARD
for information leading to arrest
& conviction of persons) steal-
ing items from Sheep Island.
Hunting Club, located at the
west end of Luke ford Road
south'of Wewdhitchka. Standing
$250 REWARD for similar-,,
Gulf County Sheriff's Office
at 229-TIPS or 227-1115
Thurs., Jan. 27 @ 5:00/6:30 CT .. ... .WI5 JVVN Girls at Maclay
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FrI., Jan. 28 @ 7:00 ET . . . ... P5JM5 Varsity Girls host Bay'
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Sat., Jan. 29 @ 6:30/8:00 ET . PSJIH5 JVV Boys, at Apalachicola,
Mon., Jan. 31 @ 7:00 ET . . ...... P5JH5S Varsity Girls host Rutherford
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Frl., Feb. 4 @ 1:00 CT . . ...W5S Varsity Girls host Mosley
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Fri., Feb. 4 @ 7:00T . . ....... . P5J5 Varsity Girls at Blountstown"
Dr. Frank D. May of,Port St Joe has a
unique Valentine's Day present for the needy
of his community.
Oh Monday, February 14th, Dr. May will
provide FREE dental treatment on a first
come, first' serve basis at his dental office. "I
have been blessed with a successful dental
practice," says Dr. May, "and I want to,give a
token of my sincere appreciation back to my
Dr. May, who has been practicing den-
tistry in Port St. Joe for eleven years, wants
to let everyone know that his entire staff
insisted that they work this Valentine's Day
without pay. "My staff is my greatest asset,,
and I can't tell you how proud I am of them
for organizing and putting this benefit togeth-
er," May stated.
Dr. May wants everyone to know that
no one will be refused treatment, but he
hopes that the truly needy will be allowed
first access to his care. Patients must be at
least 12 years of age, and accompanied by a
parent or guardian If under the age of 18. No -
appointments will be made; patients will be
given a time for their treatment on a first'
come, first serve basis on Valentine's morn-
ing and as much treatment will be accom-
plished as time allows. This will not be com-
prehensive care,".says Dr May. -Rainer. we
will attempt to satisfy patients' immediate
needs In the time we have available."
Treatment will include cleaning. x-rays. ill.-
ings, extractions, diagnostics, and pain cork-
Dr. May hopes to make "Dentists wil6 a
Heart" an annual Valentine's Day even. and
would love to see "Dentists with a Heart"
spread throughout the country Dentists are
dedicated, compassionate. nonest profes-
sionals who work hard to provide excellent
care for their patients." May says. "It wouldbei
great for our profession, and for needy peo-.
pie nationwide, If this event caught on."
Over the past twelve years, Dr. May and his staff have satisfied
thousands of individuals by delivering state of the art, painles's
dentistry In a gentle and caring manner. Can Dr. May help you?
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000 1 AGE 11
Port St. Joe Fifth Graders
Reap Garden's Rewards
On Friday the 21st, Mrs.
Dodson's 5th grade class at Port
St. Joe Elementary feasted on
fresh grown vegetables from their
school garden. This is the fourth
year they have enjoyed such fare.
The garden, located behind
the 5th grade classroom, close to
the stadium, is funded by a grant
frorl .the Jessie Ball duPont Foun-
dation, which was initiated by the
Port St. Joe Garden Club. The
grant provides the students with
garden tools, a roto-tiller,' organic
fertilizer and a shed to house
them in, as well as seeds for the
twice a year plantings and com-
post trucked in from Blounts-,
Every fall and spring the stu-
dents ill the soil, compost, plant,
weed. harvest, .and take care of
their garden. Roy Lee Carter
guides the students with when,
how and what to plant, while
members of the Port St. Joe
Garden Club are there to help.
Once a week on. Thursday, a
group of eight students tend the.
garden for about one and a' half
hours, weeding, composting, fer-
tilizing, watering, or whatever else
needs to be done.
A tour of the garden after the
fall harvest still boasts of well-
placed rows of broccoli, turnip
greens, mustard greens, collard
greens, carrots, radishes, green
onions and strawberries. It is. an
impressive outcome of effort.
The theme for this year's fall
harvest was "From the Garden to
the Kitchen." Students learned
how fresh produce is planted,
cared for, and what it looks like at
various stages of growth.
Some of the children tending
the garden see the early stages of
vegetable growth for the first time.
Some never before" knew that veg-
etables grow in the: ground. It. is
easy for a child to assume that
vegetables simply exist at the gro-
cery store when they never see
their origifi. '
Slicing, dicing and mixing the
vegetables from the fall harvest,
Louise Jones, program assistant,
cooked, a delicious smorgasbord
of broccoli casserole, turnip and
mustard greens, collard greens,
and fresh baked cornbread and
served these along with fresh
baked ham from Mrs. Dodson's
kitchen and cookies for dessert.
It was clear by the happy
faces that it was an exciting day
for the students to sample the.
food they had worked so hard to
And to Mrs. Dodson's 5th
grade class, a special thank you
from Mr. Willie at The Star for
those tasty greens.
Shown above fifth graders tend their garden, then reap the rewards.
G/F Center Will Offer "History
of Gulf and Franklin Counties"
"History of Gulf and Franklin
Counties" will be offered at the
Gulf/Franklin Center in Febru-
ary. Specially designed for this
area, the one-credit course will be
offered in five sessions, every:
Tuesday in February, from 1:30
The course will be taught by
Wayne Childers, Adjunct Profes-
sor of Social Sciences at GCCC,
Research Associate in the
Archaeology Institute of the
University of West Florida, and a
leading authority on Spanish
Colonial West Florida. The course
will also feature presentations by.
The course will cover the peri-
ods from the native Americans,
the European colonizers, the
Amencan settlers, the Civil War,
to the modem era.
? Cost. of the course is $45.10.
The, course is open to the public.
Course registration is available
any day from January 4 until
* For more information, .call
227-9670.- The Gulf/Franklin
Center is the local campus of Gulf
Coast Community College, offer-
ing the A.A, and A.S. degrees and
vocational certificates. It is
located at 3800 Garrison Avenue
in Port St. Joe.
15th St. Mexico Beach
"Fabulous Friday Feast-Italian Dinner"
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Port St. Joe resident Linda Gant, (above photo, on right)
was recently recognized for 25 years of dedicated service to
GT Com. Her service award, a set of Samsonite luggage, was
presented by Jean McMcMillan (on left in photos).
Sharon Leslie (photo below, on right), also from Port St.
Joe, was congratulated as well by the phone company on 25
years of service. She also selected a set of Samsonite luggage
for her recognition award.
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Louise Jones and Bunny Miller serve lunch to hungry students.
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j. pUBLIC NOTICES
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
vs. CASE NO. 99-192
JIMMY E. RILEY,
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure, dated January 18, 2000,
and entered in Civil Case No. 99-192 of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State
of Florida, In and for Gulf County, wherein ST. JOE
PAPERMAKERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION is
Plaintiff and JIMMY E RILEY is Defendant, I will sell
to the highest bidder forfor cash at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe; Florida, at
11:00 A.M.. ET on the 10th day of February. 2000.
the following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:. "
Begin at the Southeast Corner of West One-
Half (W 1/2) of Southeast One Quarter (SE
1/4) of Northwest One Quarter (NW 1/4) of
Northeast One Quarter (NE 1/4). Section
26, Township. 4 South.Range 10 West. Gulf
County-. Florida, and run North 75 feet;
West 100 feet: South 75 feet and East 100
feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
ALSO:- 1989 Vega .Mobile Home ID#
K059D50867GAA and ID#K059D50867GAB
DATED this 18th day of January. 2000.
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
2tc. January 27 and February 3, 2000.
NtOCE QE SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HERE6B GIVEN That pi;,.u.rant .:. i Writ
of EecuUtion iued in Lnie CIrci Il Cc.urr .A 'iarr,
Rosa County. flonds in Lne 26i. d6a' .: No.err,.br
1995. in the rau.e here Sun.rire Biarni ^-
plaintifr and Michael Linton -& Georgia Unton. was
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
'JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
vs. CASE NO. 99-162
FRANKLIN J. RARDIN,
TERRI J. ARTHUR. GULF
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
t NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 18. 2000,
and entered in Civil Case No. 99-162 of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State
of Florida, in and for Gulf County. wherein ST. JOE
PAPERMAKERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION is
Plainiff and FRANKLIN J. RARDIN, TERRIE J.
ARTHUR. and GULF'COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS are Defendants. I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port St. Joe. Florida. at 11:00
A.M., ET on the 10th day of February. 2000. the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment; to-wit: .
Lots 40 and 41, Block 3, Unit No. 1, Rish
Addition to the City of Wewahitchka,
according to the official plat thereof on file
in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County. Florida.
DATED this 18th day of Jdnuary, 2000.
S. BENNY LISTER
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
2tc. January 27 and February 3. 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GULF' COUNTY, FLORIDA
I CASE NO. 99-24?-CA
GREEN TRE FINANCIAL "
: Plaintiff .. '
defendant. being case No. 92-130-sc in said Court. v. ,-:
I. Frank McKeithen. As Sheriff of Gulf County. JESUS R.-MORALES
Florida. hhve levied upon all the. right, title and THE UNKNOWN TENANTS
interest of the defendant Michael Linton & Georgia IN FO55ESSIO':,' ir-.Td M Ort.CIE.IHi
Linton in and to the following described property, to-. C FLDiT ,-,I'fPRATiC'
wit: D r n .
1992 Dodge Dakota Pick-Up Truck "Dfn. da :
VIN #1B7FL26X7NS683103 NOTICE OF SALE
Tag #RQI 13N NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pursuant to
and on "tie 7th day of March, 2000. at the Front PlaintaffTs Final Summary Judgment Of Foreclosure
Steps of theGulf County Courthouse. in the City of entered in the above-captioned action. I will sell the
Port St. Joe Florida. Gulf County. Florida, at the property situated'in Gulf County. .Florida. described
hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, as follows, to wit:
I will offer for sale all of the said defendant's Michael See Exhibit A" attached' hieto or legal
ULinton & Georgia ULinton's right. title anrid interest In .- e .
aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the TO TH TH tht cei1997 60 X
same, subject to all prior tiens. e ncumbrances and 2T8CtHRsFc HI tbl3certain, ob1997. 60 Xome
Judgments, iWtany, to the highestand best bidder or 28Cassica It.Double-Wides Mobile.' Home
bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied asfar with Serial Numbers: JACFLlIi39AB.,
as may be. to the payment of costs and the satisfac- at public sale to the r aheit m.an b-t Doidder, for
tion of the above-described execution. cash at the Gull C.:.urty Co,:ur.tr-.-,..u-' rt St. Joe.
Sheriff Florida. at. 10:00. A.M., EST, .on the, 3rd day of
of Gulf County. Florida February. 2000.
By:/s/ Frank McKeithen Clerk of the CircuitCourt
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities By: /s/ M. Vaughan
'Act, persons with disabilities needing a special Deptity l..
accommodation to participate in this proceeding EXHIBIT "A"
should contact Sheriff Frank McKelthen not later. Begir. mt in urn pipe mirim r. the Ni:.rh,,E-t C.:,rner
-han et.en da% priorr to the proceeding at 850-227- d.,e S.:.uthclui Qui ner .:f ith:e rurjre m r Qu.rter rf
1115ll ~ S.-..u.:'ri 23 T.:.Trhip 5 iuuir rin, e 1 w':i Cull'
4tc. Jaiuay 27 and Febixary 3. 10. and 17, 2000. Counr,. Flondl h-,r -.c, NNorth i de: 2:: 26 0
East along the East Boundary Line of said
Southwest, Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said
,Section 23 fr a distance of 860.40 feet to the Point
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER of Beginning: thence North 88 degrees 33' 51" West,
NAMC- 150.02 feet to a point on the Easterly Right-of-way
FICTITIOUS NAME line of CreekView Drive; thence North 01 degree 26'
Notice is hereby given that. pursuant to Chapter 09" East along said East line 125.60 feet to the point
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends to of curvature of a curve concave to the right, with a
register '.with the Division of Corporations, rlilu- .-.1l'5 00i et a c.,u''il anrle .:.1 'b *'; "'., 4'
Department of'State, the fictitious trade name under C0i -,.Jd a in ei,' :.l ij 7 le er .:n:.r.d 'inrIn
which, it will be engaged in business and in which and distance being N...ru' 45i d.,rees 55' 08" East,
said business is to be carried on. to-wit: 35.01 feet to a point of itr.ren.,-: thence South 89
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: C & C Discount degrees 39' 45" East 12I65.,.i i to a point on the
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"VFW Our First Century" Donated To Local Libraries
The John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 recently presented copies of the book, "VFW Our First Century," to the libraries at Port-
St. Joe High School and Faith Christian School, and to the Gulf County Public Library in Port St. Joe. The Veterans of Foreign Wars.
celebrated its 100th anniversary on September 29, 1999, and:this book will help the students learn about the veterans and the orgar-
Shown in each of the photos above are presenters Dick Seefeldt, Jr. Vice, and Jack Keivit, Adjutant, presenting the books to (left
photo) Principal Chris Earley rnd librarian Clarence Monette; (center photo) volunteer Gulf County librarian, Peggy Kunkle; and
(right photo) Rev. Bill Taylor, Faith Christian principal.
Shrimp Bycatch Workshop Feb. 10
The Gulf of Mexico' Fishery
Management Council (Council)
will hold public workshops to'
receive comments on the need for
additional bycatch reduction
requirements for the shrimp fish-
ery in the exclusive economic zone
(EEZ) south and east of 85:30'
west longitude Amendment 9 to
the shrimp fishery managemerf't
plan (FMP), approved in May
1998, required "the use ,of, a
National Marine Fisheries Service
(NMFS)' certified bycatch 'reduc-
tion devices (BRDs) in shrimp
trawls used in the EEZ from Cape
San Blas, Florida (85o30' w. longi-
tude) to the Texas/Mexico border
.and provided" for the certification
of the Fisheye. BRD in the 30
The purpose of this action
was to reduce the bycatch mortal-
ity of juvenile red snapper by 44%
from the average mortality of the
years 1984-89. This amendment
exempted shrimp trawls fishing
for royal red shrimp outside of
100 fathoms, as, well as ground
fish and butterfish trawls. It also
excluded small try nets and' no
more than two ridged frame roller
trawls that do not exceed 16 feet.
Amendment 9 did not require
BRDs south and east of 8530'
west .longitude because few juve-
nile red snapper were found in the
bycatch in this area. Because. of
the Magnusom-Stevens Fishery
Conservation and Management
Act's requirement to -reduce
bycatch to the extent practicable,
the Council is considering the
need for additional measures to
A public workshop will be
held Thursday, February 10 from
7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at
Apalachicola Reserve. Visitors
Center located at 261 Seventh
Street in Apalachicola.
The. Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council is one, of
eight regional fishery manage-
ment councils that were estab-
lished by the Magnusom-Stevens
Fishery Conservation and
Management Act. of 1976. The
Gulf of Mexico Fishery manage-
ment Council prepares fishery
management, plans that are
designed .to manage fishery
resources in the U. S., Gulf of
This news release, and other
Council news releases, can be
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Chief Says "Please
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"Chief", a black male mixed
-, lab, speaks for himself as well as
. numerous other, dogs -nd 6cis-at'
the, St. Joseph .Bay. Humane
SSociety. His message .'is: "Please
take us home. "
Dogs and cats need..to be,-
loved and want to give a lot of love
to someone they can call special.
At present, the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society has "Chief' along,
with one small, black long haired
cat, with one similar colored kit-
ten;, one black and white cat; and
one tortoise shell colored cat. Also,
there are 20 dogs and nine pup-,
For more' information you,
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1,103 or,
visit the web site'-at -www.cape
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at 4:00 p.m., ET. in the church
fellowship hall, located at 482
Pompano Street in Highland View.
Brother Bob Davis will be singing
and playing. There will be games
and lots of fun.
aFor more information please
Craig Pippin &
Destiny In Concert
The singing group, "Destiny."
will be in concert at Howard Creek
S BapUst Church. Sunday. Janu-
.aiv 30, beginning at 11:00 a.m.,
There will be a covered dish
dinnerr following. The public Is
"Invited to attend.' Sunday 'School'
-begins at 9:45. A nursery pro-
Valentine's Day Banquet
The' New, Life: Christian
Church will be hosting its annual
-Valentine's' Day Banquet ,on
Saturday. February .5th, at 6:30'
-p.m. in 'the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Building, located at 120
Library Drive in Port St. Joe.
-.'. The cost will be $10.00 per
person. Dress is formal or semi- -'
formal. Tickets may be purchased
Card of Thanks
I would like to take a moment
to thank everyone for their con-
cern, prayers, phone calls, and
flowers during my sickness.
Thanks to, the children' at
Christian Fellowship Baptist,
Church for 'the care package and
letters. Thanks to Gulf Pines
Hospital and Dr. Ajit for doing-
their best. Special thanks to Gulf
County Ambulance Service for
doing a wonderful Job ,and for
staving with me at BMC until the
doctor was there. Thanks for all
God bless you all,
Prn ing ''ds
Family Life Church
:- "Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
10:30 Sunday Morning
.7:00 Wednesday Evening.
call 229-LIFE (5433)
323 Reid Avenue Port SI
Hwy. 98 a
Apalachicola.. 4 W ...Ponoma Ciy
Family Life Church
'.N V ::'" '
t. JOe ...Wwahitchka ..
S BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
).l..3tld Columbus.SL. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 .. ..,'
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesda) Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting. Choir Practice 7:00 pm
'0 taste and see lar the Lord is good: blesed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us inworship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bui minister please call 647-5026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church,
2001 Garrisoin Avenue .* Port .St. Joe
,,Church Office 227-,1493.
Sunday School. . . . . :45 .m .: .
Sunday Morning W'orship . .. 11.00 a m.
Sunday Evening Service .......... 6:30 p.m. :
W'ednes.ay . ............. . 7 p.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Powex of Pentecost With Us
T first UnitedMethodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditonal...... .. ............ .... 9:00 a.m, CT
i Contemporary...... ............. 11,:00 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor .............. Church/Office: 648-8820
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a:m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Discover God's Love!
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship .Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.n.-
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
The Kevin Spencer
Family Coming to PSJHS
The Kevin Spencer Family is
coming to the Port St. Joe High
School Commons Area on
Saturday, February 5 at 7:00
p.m., ET. Admission is free and
the public is encouraged to
The Kevin Spencer Family is a
southern country gospel group
that organized in 'June of 1992.
The group consists of Kevin
Spencer, his .wife Tammy, James
Dean,and Jodi' Hosterman.
Kevin traveled nearly a million
miles and made 19 albums with
his family The Spencers" until
1992, feeling he should spend
more time with his wife and chil-
dren. Kevin definitely feels God
has opened doors for him to start
his own musical family.
Tammy is a very warm person
and loves meeting new faces. She
also enjoys singing and playing
gospel music, -feeling this is what
God has for her.
'James enjoys traveling from-
town to town singing for God. He
also enjoys meeting people and
making new friends everywhere
r. they go.
Jodi travels often' with the
group, giving Tammy a break to
be with Ke\in and Tammys three
children. Amanda, Matthew. and
Canaan. He and James also work
in the office assisting Kevin with
the Some Dawning Music Co.,
Inc., Int'l., their company which
also includes Billy Fields. Wade
Spencer, Dixie Echoes, Tammy
Jones Robinette, and Bobby All.
The Kevin Spencer Family
released a new single to radio' sta-
tions nationwide titled, "The Blood
Is Still There," becoming number
one in America for March of 1996,
in the Singing News. Their song, "I
Heard About A Stone." went to
number one in the Gospel Voice of
December 1993. "Twelve Gates"
was number two in .1995. Other
'major hit songs include
"Barabbas." "If The Altar Could
Talk." "The Class of 2000," "1 Kept
'-On PraO'ng," "When All God's
Children ..Get There," "The
Greatest Story," and others.
The; ,Kevin Spencer FAmily
has 'been awarded The Singing
News "Horizon Group of the Year:.
and the Gospel Voice "Sunrise
Group of the Year," the t wo high-
est honors for a new group to
receive. They currently sing 230
concerts per year'in 20 different
states, and can be seen on many
different, Christian TV stations
including, Gospel Music
'Television, GMT. They also have
.their own TV show called The
Kevin Spencer "Family Hour."
The group also takes friends
and fans every year,on a Christian
'Bus Tour to New Youk City in
December to celebrate Christmas.
They also host the annual
"Singing On the Amish Farm" in
Berlin, Ohio every July 4th week
for four days. Many artists join
them for this time of spiritual
They have appeared on the
Bill Gaither video with many other
popular gospel artists.
Members of The Kevin
Spencer Family are all born-again
Christians and believe in living
what they sing.
Our Lady ofr Guadalupe
Cathollc Church of Mexico Beach
will hold Its annual: Italian
Festival and meal on Friday,
January 28th, from 4:30 until
6:30 p.m.. CT.
Adults and take-out orders
will be $6.00 and children under
12 will be S3.00. The meal will
include Italian pasta with hearty
meat sauce, salad, dessert, and a
I would like to thank everyone
Sfor your thoughtfulness and kind-
' ness during my wife's illness and
passing. Your kindness made this
tough situation easier to bear..
I love you all!
Eddie Fields and family
Gree word" ", i..',' meani
Popi of Victo" y ,
Firs CkelcV of hea JAzcren'w.
2420 Loneg Avnue' Poof St, Joe, F'lorida 32456
Sunday School ........ .. ........ .10 a.m. CL ,e to the Lord tl0e 91 Io .V
Sunday Morning Worhip .. ... ... 11 a.m. d,,e H",s i.aie, ,i.0o slIp tie
Sunday Evening Worship ... .. 6 p.m. LoJd ,. the ,bea,, o f lellhnei .
Wednesday Evening Seivice ........... ... p.m. P-?ll 29:2
\ The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor'
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
cr!O.ro Worship'- Sund4ys at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
,6 8, Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
s Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at, 6:00 p.m.
S. Please note, all times centra :
Located at 823-N. 15'th St., Mexico Beach f Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, PFL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Note of Thanks
The family of the late Robert
Whigum, Jr. would like to thank
our many friends and neighbors.
Our appreciation goes *to Mt.
Carmel Baptist Church and pas-
tor, Reverend Baker, and all the
other churches and pastors for
visits, food, cards, flowers, and for
your prayers during his illness
We thank the Lord for all of
you for your expression of love
The Whigum, Brown, King, and
In Second Corinthians 3:17
Swe find, "Now the Lord is the
Spirit, and where the Spirit of the
Lord is, there is freedom." God's
spirit is free like the wind, and
cannot be seen. However, it is
4 real. It dwells in the hearts of
those fully surrendered to Him by'
acceptance of His son.
OliverF. Taylor Some people feel. the spirit
Visitation Minister, First dwells only in special places such
United Methodist Church as churches or shrines. Certainly
there are places all of us feel are
special to .get close to God. I feel that prayer is a time
when I feel God's spirit. I also feel that meditation is a
time to listen to God's spirit. This can be at any place or'
We can find God's spirit reaching out to us as we read
the Bible. Among the pages we can find God'si message,.
to mankind speaking to us. Are we listening to God?
God's spirit leaves us free to be a Christian when life:
becomes, complicated and challenging. Christ brings
freedom to our lives.
"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 .
Sunday Bible Study .. ..... ...... 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship .... ... ....10:00 a.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study .. .. .. .. 7:00 p.m. CT
SWbS CHURCH A
(f' .. A "Sixteenthl Street ,
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 .
Sunday Worship . 10 am.
Adult School .......... 11 a.m. .
*Sunday School '
*Young Children .S
Pastor Rev. J.Reid Canleron Hihway .71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
rirst -Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
SAllen Welborn Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School -. ........... ....... .. 9:45 am
Worship, Service ........... .... 11:00.am
S. Disciple Training .. ..... .. 6.00pm
SEvening Worship . .. .. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .... ,. .. 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
----.......Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street
Port St. Joe .', 229-6
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
^r 3 Sunday School . . 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .. .... ..... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .. ....... 6:00 p.m.
.- 1Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SC "OO.L
Constitution and Monument
: .Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School . . . 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship .... 6-00 p.m.
Evening Worship .... .. 7:30 p.rm.
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice .. ,7:30 P.m.
Rev. Jesse'Evans Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Sealey.,
R .PASTOR Choir Director YTo"th & Children's Directorj
e Baptist Cli
T .BT TH051 WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL 50AR ON
WINGS LIKE EAQLE5 .. 15AIAH 40:51
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. ad p.ms.
Bruce Duty, Pastor StUdy: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org
To all of the staff, physicians,
and administration at Weems
Hospital, I!FCEMS and dear
friends: this simple note could
never begin to express our appre-
ciation of "All" that you did during
the illness of Dewayne and now
through his recovery. You're the
Also, to those at Grace Baptist
for showing such kindness at
Christmas, and a special thank
you to Alicia Maestri. God bless
Dewayne, Ruthie and Kayla
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000
From the Staff and Students at
Elementary, Middle and High School -ducation Facilities
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
JANUARY 31 FEB. 4,
Tots, Orange Half, G
Crackers, and Milk or Chefs
TUESDAY-Chili with S
Crackers, Peanut Butter Sand
Fresh Banana, Vanilla Puddin,
Milk or Chef's Salad Meal.
Bun, French Fries, Apple
Jello, and Milk or Chef's
THURSDAY-Chicken and No
Mashed ,Potatoes, Green 1
Peaches,. Roll,. and Milk or.
FRIDAY-Sausage Pizza, T
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks
Dressing, and Milk or Chefs,
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE D
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PROD
This week I have quite a bit of
news to tell you, so let's get start-
ed! We have many items for sale
in the Port St. Joe Middle School,
office. Our first item for sale is the
PSJMS t-shirts. These shirts can
be purchased for only $10.
If you will be heading to high
school next year, then you need to
come by the office and, take a look
at our selection' of high school
backpacks. They- are only $15.
Also we have purple, Shark but-
tons in the"office for"'only $3.50.
What a greaf price!!
. Several lost and found iternis
have been turned into the front
office. If you have lost something.
come by the front office.
Would you like to change
something about our school? Do
you have ideas on how to make
our school better? If so, you need
to deposit your suggestions in the,'
"Hot Tips'" or, "Cool Comments,"
Congratulations to 'our
"Students of the Week"-eighth
grade, Kale Guillot and .Kiandra
Johnson; seventh grade,. Megan
Todd; sixth grade Carmen Hill.
Way to go!! ... ,
If you are interested in play-
ing Dixie Baseball, then come
pick up an information sheet from
'the front office. Registration will
be held January 29 from 9.00 to
3:00 at the fire station. Be sure to
bnng your birth certificate and
PSJ girls' softball registration
will also be held on January 29 at
the fire station from 9:00 to 3:00.
The cost is $40 per person. ;
On Monday, January 24, stu-
dents and teachers watched "The
Show on Feb. 8th
Wewahitchka High School will
host the "Laser Vaudeville" show
at 7:00- p.m. .on Tuesday,
February 8th. A small admission
fee of $4.00 is being asked for
attendance. To receive advance
tickets, please call 639-2228.
Everyone is Invited to attend
this fascinating modern show for
the entire family which will
include black light rope spinning,
chainsaw juggling, magic, come-
dy, and lasers.
The school's drama depart-
ment will benefit from' the, pro-'
ceeds, in, order to offset expenses
and make improvements to the
S From the Hallwal
STater High Sch
.altine Florida days-weather-wise-'
altine have ceased .to dampen the
dwich, enthusiasm and spirit of students
g. and and faculty alike here at WHS.
The stream of activities and
with accomplishments. have made
*sauce gloomy days bright and cold days
Salad warm, Here is a summary of the
oodles, Amy Schneider has a double*
Beans, award this week. She won the
Chef's Junior High Spelling Bee last
week (winning on "theorize"), and
ossed then she took the honors as
with "Student of the Week." We- wish
Salad you well, Amy, in the competition
for district honors. By the way,
she and Nathan Grimes had a
)UE TO spirited final battle before a win-
ner was declared.
Congratulations are extended
Laser Fantasy International
Parents and students are
reminded of our monthly comput-
er and technology labs' open
house on Monday, Janumiary 31, at
7:00 p.m. Parents, come out and
let your student show you-what
they are learning in these labs.
Catch us next week for more
Port St. Joe Middle School news.
Now, here's your question for this
week: Why are there interstate
highways in Hawaii?
'Faith Christian School
"Have A Heart For, Missions"
will be our theme for the month of
February. We will begin our mis-
sion month,with a special chapel.
-program this Monday, January
31. We plan to :emphasize the mis-
sionary activities among children
in .the Pacific Islands and
Parents are invited to join us
at the' 8:30 and the 9:10 a.m.
chapel services Monday morning.
We want-,to remind our stu-
dents of our Lord's command in
Mark 15:1'6: "Go into all the world
and preach the good news: to all
creation." and to encourage them
to be a part of a missionary out-
Faith Christian participates
in the Duke University Talent
Identification Pi-ogram which is
dedicated to identifying and serv-
ing academically talented youth
in the Southeast. They initiated
the (MAP) Motivation for
Academic 'Performance program'
in 1994 for students in grades
four through six.
MAP students for the 1999-
2000 school year are Trevor
Burch, Olivia Lamberson, and'
Zach Taylor in grade four; Ronnie
Brown, Brittany Davis, Sandy
HJ-odges, Jennifer Johnson, Ryan
Taylor, and James White from,
grade five; and Kelly Geoghagan.
in grade sLx.
Cherish Jacobs, who is
presently being home-schooled,
'also qualified. Congratulations to
these students and best wishes
for their future academic success.
Students in grades three and
four went on a tour of the
Apalachicola River and Bay
Natural Estuarine Sanctuary on
Tuesday, January 25. They have
been studying estuaries, ponds,
and sea communities in science,
and their teachers, Mabel Hodges
and Karen Odom, took them on
the science field trip to expand
their knowledge with hands-on
We must say "goodbye" to one
of our eighth grade seniors,
Victoria Ramirez. Victoria and her
family will be moving to the
Orlando area, and we wish them
an easy adjustment into their new
school and jobs.. We -will miss
NY: ash MeCuivey
to Sarah Bailey, our SGA presi
dent and one of our leaders in thi
senior class. She is our district
representative for the Walt Disne,
Dreamers and. Doers Award fo:
the senior high division. Laurn
'Husband is runner-,,up in th(
junior high d ivslon. : '
In spite of .the numerous,
injuries that' have hit the boys
basketball .team, the Fightin
Gators remain competitive. The)
have won and lost some close bal
Derrick Williams continues t(
.excel by scoring as many as 3",
points, while garnering double
digit numbers in rebounds. Titu.
and Timothy Pittman, Nick Hall
and P.J. Addison have 'con.
tribute greatly as well.
The girls' team has short%
some life in recent weeks and is
looking forward to' wrapping uI
the season in the near future. Th(
district tournament will be held al
WHS beginning on February 9th
Lindsey Carter, Kim McMillion
Shray Gilbault, and AliciE
Mooneyham have been recognize-
for their contributions.
The All-Sports Banquet is this
Friday at 6:30 in the Commons.
The National Honor Society3
treated -the A & B Honor RQl
members to a party last .week as
we celebrated the academic suc-
cess of many of our students.
Our Boys 2 Men program is
underway. We welcome Todc
Cutlip to our staff. Mr. Cutlip will
be offering special services to oui
young men in a variety of ways.
This program. along with the
other new opportunities ,given.tc
students, should have an inpaci
on grades, test scores, and social
Looking down the road, there
are some major events on the
agenda. On January 31st at 6:3C
in the Commons there will be a
financial aid workshop. Students
and parents especially are invited
to attend. -
''This is an excellent, way tc
earn:points toward the Gulf Coast
Scholarship and "to -gain' great
information about how to pay foi
a college' education. Parents .ol
students in grades seven to 12 are
encouraged to be there.
The community is limited tc
attend the Laser Vaudeville sho"\
that is set for Tuesday, February
8th, at 7:00 p.m. at WHS. There is
a-fee to attend: however, all pro-
ceeds will go to offset our expens-
es and improve the drama depart-
ment here at WHS.
There is a half-day'of school
on February 9th. Buses will pick
up students at 12:00. Lunch \\ill
be served thai day.
Teachers and staff members
will be working in preparauon.foi
our SACS review that comes in
PSJ Project Grad
and Button Sales
The Port. St. Joe. Project
Graduation 2000 organization is
conducting a giveaway- drawn g
which will pocket a $200. cash
prize to some lucky person.
From now until Thursday,
March 2nd-the day of the draw-
ing, Project Grad committee mem-
bers (parents oof 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
fund-raisers will go toward the
expense involved, in sponsoring a
drug and alcohol free celebration
for seniors following 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
Victoria's smiling face and willing
Progress reports were sent
out Thursday, January 27, for the
first three-week period of the new
semester. Our next holiday will be
WES is excited to be partic-
ipating in the Scripps Howard
National Spelling Bee again this
year. The bee is an educational
promotion sponsored by The E.W.
Scripps Company, in conjunction
with approximately 230 newspa-
pers and other authorized spon-
The purpose is to help stu-
'dents improve their spelling,
increase their vocabularies, learn
concepts, and develop correct
English usage that will help them
all their lives.
Words for. the bee are selected
from a collection of over 3,500
words grouped into 29 categories,
Some categories contain words
that are more challenging to spell
than those -found in other cate-
gories. Words in each category are
divided into three difficulty levels:
beginning,, intermediate, and
advanced. Words within each level
are listed in order of progressing
Both the WES and 'Gulf
County spelling bees begin with
easy words and gradually
progress to more difficult words,
Contestants are provided a com-
plete list of the words several days
prior to the bee.
Practice spelling words
grouped into thematic categories
allow spellers not only -to acquire
knowledge but also.. to develop,
cognitive skills ,and- understand-,
ing of ideas arid values. Spellers
will experience the satisfaction of
learning language not only for the
sake of correct spelling, but also
for the sake of cultural and intel-
This year's WES Spelling Bee
was held on January 14 and fea-
tured 19,spellers in the fifth, and
sixth grade c 1osen through a simi-
ple preliminary bee. .
Declared WES Spelling Bee
champion was fifth grader,.Justin
Goodwin 4Jupstin will go on. to
. compete in the county spelling
bee on January 27. That bee will
feature the champions from
PSJES, PSJMS, WHS, and Faith
Christian School. The spellers will
range from the fifth to the eighth
The "Warrior" family is very
proud of Justin and wish him the
best of'luck in the upcoming com-
Classes in PSJ
The Life Management Center
of Northwest Florida is offering
parent training classes free to the
public beginning Saturday,
February 5, 2000. Classes will be
held on Saturday mornings from
9:007-10:30 a.m. between Williams
and Long Avenue in Port St. Joe.
Class size is limited so please call
for seating availability.
Registration for Port St. Joe
girls"' softball will be held
Saturday, January 31st, from
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the
Port St. Joe Fire Station on
Williams Avenue in- Port St.' Joe.
Registration is open for all
girls who will be at least five years
old and not older than 15 years
old on June 1.
The cost is $40 per player and
all players are required to provide
the league with a copy of their
Attention parents: A student
has five days from the-date of an
absence to turn in a note of
On Friday, January 28,
seniors will take a test for the
"Nation's Report Card." Good luck.
Speaking 'of seniors, the guid-
ance office would like to congratu-
late Lea Todd for being chosen as
the recipient of the Senior
Dreamers and Doers Award.
On February 8, progress
reports will be sent home. On
February 15th, tenth graders will
take the Florida Writest test; on
the 16th, the FCAT math test; and
on February 17th, the FCAT read-
ing test. Good luck, sophomores!
In sports last week, the boys'
basketball team lost 'to Belleview
High School, but defeated
Arlington Country Day. The girls'.,
basketball, team defeated
Greensboro last Friday night.
Good job, Sharks!
Baseball, track, and softball
practices are starting up this.week
in preparation for the spring
.sports season. Students and ath-
letes will be hard at work in the
coming weeks so good luck to'
Project Grad is sponsoring 'a"
giveaway drawing for a $200 cash
prize. From now until March 2nd,
Project Grad members (parents 'of
seniors) will be accepting $1.00
donations for chances to win the
. PO trT ST. JOE
MENTA RY SCHOOL
Walt Disney Dreamers and
Congratulations to Jimmy
Curry, Port St. Joe Elementary
School Walt Disney Dreamers and
Spelling Bee Champion
Congratulations to Amelia
Brockman,' Port St. .Joe
Elementary School Spelling Bee
Florida Prepaid College
Monday,J January 31 is' the
deadline to. enroll in the Florida
Prepaid College Program. Call
today 1-800-552-4723, ,and'press
prompt 1 for details.
'"' Free Parent Training
Life Management Center of
Northwest Florida is offering par-
ent training classes free to the
public beginning Saturday,
February 5th. Classes will be held
on Saturday mornings from 9:00
to 10:30 a.m. between Williams
and Long Avenue in Port St. Joe.
Class size is limited so please call
(227-1 145) for seating availability.
Progress reports will be sent
home on Tuesday. February 8. If
you would like to schedule a par-
ent/teacher conference, please
All fourth graders will take
the writing portion of the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test
Jon Tuesday, February 15.
The Florida" Comprehensive
Assessment Test will be given to
all fourth and fifth graders on
February 16 and 17.
School willnriot be held on
Monday, February 21.,:
Students I in kindergarten
through fifth grades will be test-
ing during the week of March '6th
School will not be held March
13th to 17th. Happy Spring
Who's Inr Charge?
It's not easy being a parent
and 'handling the disrespectful
outbursts of children in a reason-
able, unemotional manner when
they're acting like. "little mon-
Obviously, parents need help,
but not help that requires they be
a genius, saint or professional
psychotherapist. With 1-2-3
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Honor Roll Students
Port St. Joe Elementary.
School Principal ` Catherine
Barfield is proud to announce the
names- of the students (grades,
three through five) who have
excelled in academics during the
third nine week period.
.' Those students recieving All
A's are as follows:
Aaron Adams, Leslie Allen,
Brennis Bush, Taylor Byrd, Javon
Davis, Maryanne Earley, Jessie
Faircloth, Jacob Gentry;
Johnathon Graham, Courney
Hermsdorfer, Victoria Hightower,
Krystal Keigans, Jessie Linton,
Robbie Martin, Stratton Ogden,
Jesse .Powell, Brandi Price, Evan
Protsmnian, Susan Roup-Mullen,
Savanah Searcy, Brandon Stricy,
land, Meredith Todd, Chloe War-
ren, Marissa Weatherly. .
S Fourth Grade
Kathryn.. Arnold, Francie
Burgess, Ricardo Clemmons. Samt
Elliner, Alex Flanagan, Philipp
Fuze, Misty Knobel, Samantha.
Layfield, Addie Little, Amanda
Lucas, Carolyn Marley, Ashton
Norris, Leah Ogden, Krista Parker,
Alyssa Pettie, Alexa Protsman,
Lenora Weimorts, Jackee Whit-
Kali Costin, Jimmy Curry,
Amanda Davis, Samantha Den-
ton, Angelica Driesbach, Warren
Floyd, Albanie Gant, Bryan Lam-
boy, Zachary Lee, Ethan Littleton,
Jason Price, Kevin Quaranta,
Leland Ray, Zeke Stephens.
Those students receiving All
A's and B's are as follows:
Emily Baxley, Heather
Brinkmeier, Austin Burke, Anna
Cordova, Michael Foster, Sarah"
Hay, Ddnielle Hernandez, Amber
Hopper, Heather Latta, T.J. Lay,
field, Chris Lynn, Douglas May,
Kayla Minger, Morgan Peak,
Desirray Peters, Epkley Sander,
Shelby Scheffer, Boday Shackle-'
ford, Cody Shearer, Allison Short,
Kayla Spilde, Kasi Stephens,
Ryan Thompson, Abram Vereen,
Hunter Wall, Dajon Williams.
Lori Barnes, Curtis Beard,
Beth Blackmon, Eric Brumbaugh,
Jamie Cawthron, Jessica.
Chancey, Anthony Delaine, Ash-
ley Erickson, Charlotte Faircloth,
Samantha Fenaes., Kiara Fenn,
Jasmine Fennell, Steven Fennell,
Matthew Gannon, Jonathan
See PSJ Elementary on Page 5
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000
Area School Honor Rolls
'Port St. Joe High School. ..
Families & Money
Discussing a Sensitive Subject
Chris Earley, principal of the
Port St. Joe High School
announces the following honor
roll students for the second nine
weeks grading period:
Students receiving 'All A's
Danrielle Barnes, Daphne
Ctosby. James .Daniels, Katie
Geoghagan. Margaret Gibson,
Carla Johnson, Sarah Quaranta,
Traci Richardson, Jessica
Sherrill, Bryan Thomas, Aaron
Watson and Tyler Weimorts.
Natalie Burge, Lisa Curry,
Matt Dailey, John-Patrick Floyd,
Rachel Geoghagari, Maclain
Howse, Kenneth Peak, Heidi,
Wells, and Joanna Watkins.
Bonnie Belin, Nick Comforter,
Jennifer Craig, Amber Davis,
Jennifer Patterson, Karissa
Thomas, and Joshua Todd.
6, Twelfth Grade
Erica Ailes, Marquez Byrd,
Alicia .Christie, Lacey, Johnson,,
Brett Parker, Rocky Salzer, Clay
Smallwood, Lea Todd, and Rachel
Students .receiving All' A's
and B's are
'Brian Bailey, Alisha Barber,
Renee Bell, Brian Bizek, Brad
Blackmon. Randi Boddye, Vickie
Burrows, Charlie Childs. April
Cloud, Julia Comforter. Susan
Ellmer, Stephen Gaddis; Knsteri
Garcia, Aaron Hammi, Chris
Hendricks, ;Mark Higgins.. Anna ,,
Hodges, Mabel Hodges, ,Joli
Hogan, Stephen Hoover, Kavla
Jedferson, Contessia ,Layfield,
Terrance Matthews. Adam Nixon.
Angela Olson, Charles Parker.
Andr6w Perrin, Christopher
Perrin, Adrian Peterson, Jennifer
Rafield, Victoria Reed,. Jeremy
Robershaw, Zachary Roney, Anna
Tarikersley, Cheyne Todd, Sheri
Welborn, Shanna Wester, Ashley
White, and Robert White.
S- Tenth Grade
-Mary Amerson, Linette Bailey,
Ashley Bryan, Corey Butler, Amy'
Canington, Jason Carroll, Josh
Carter, Santiel Chambers, Dustin
Crews, 'Robert Dykes, Leslie'
Earley, Lisa Floyd, Reko Gainer,
Wesley Garrett, Melanie Jones,
Prince Jones, Amanda Kent;
David Mathews, Amanda Mat-
thews, Carla Money, Brooke
Moore, Cody Nobles, Anna Kate
Reynolds, Joe Robinson, Tana-
" shia Rouse, Jerell Showers,
Joshua Smith, and Tikila Walker.
Chad Allen, Ben' Ashcraft,
'Chad Bailey, .Stephanie
.Blackmrion. James Capps; Melissa
Haun, Shar Krasniqi,. '.Angela
McDowell, Susan Medina, Jessica
Pate, Lamar Patterson, Cassandra
Shoman, Lauren .Szczapanik,
Marquita Thompkins, Jarrod
Wester, Leslie White, and Kim
Shelia Boykins, Kevin
Conoley, Brandon Davis, John
Degraff, Julie Faircloth, John
Gainous, Rod Givens, Kiniberly
Hodges, Rebekah Hodges, Brett
Jeffcoat, Megan Johnson, Candice
Kennedy, Ricky Lamberson, Tyler
Lane, Cortney Lenox, Robert
Lindsey, Sharon Mamoran,
Amanda Marquardt, Kareta Mon-
ette, Craig Phillips, Alicia
Sanders, Nicole Smith. Jessica
Summers, John Welborn. and Joy
Clayton Wooten,, principal of
Wewahitchka .Elementary an-
nounces, the honor roll list for the'
second nine week grading period.
The students receiving All A's
are as follows s:
Kalyn Bidwell, Jacob Causey,
Amanda Cesaroni, Jessica Hus-
band, Chrystan- Nickell, Saman-
tha,.Rich, Ashley Stephens,
Heather Strange, Felicia Trese
Jonathan Adkison, Rebecca
Barnes, Tori Bowles, Tyler Bush,'
Janessa Campbell, Torrie Cesar-
oni. Summer Grice. Halt.Harden,
Meleah 'Lister, Kenneth Manor,
Tiffany Newsome. Mary Taunton,
Brend Walker, Brandi Williams,
and Gayla Williamson.
SRyan Cox,' Marcie Jackson,
Ellen-Manor, Matthew Miller, and
Justin, Barnes, Tyril Baxley,
Brqnda Driggers, Jessica Jones,
and Heather, Simmons;
Students receiving All A's
and B's, are as follows:
Alexander Algueseva, Lisa
Ann Barlow, Rebecca Barnes,
Sarah Barney, John Campbell,
Hunter Causey. Lawanda Colvin,
Trey Crutchfield. Gage Davidson,
Jonathan Davidson, Chase
Port St. JoeMiddTle oSCooJ i ,:-:
.,, Carolyn Witten, principal .of
Port St. Joe Middle School
announces the honor, roll stu-
dents for the second nine week
Those students'receiving All
A's'are as follows:
Thomas Boone. Louisiana
Chapman. and Elizabeth Gibson.,
Kimberly 1 Burkert, ,,Casey
Flanagan,: Heather Henderson,
Aai-on Little, Whitney Nixon. Anna
Salzer, Laura Scay, and Magan
Eighth Grade ,
Thomas Curry and Miranda,
Those students, receiving, All:
A's and.B's are as follows: .
S Sixth Grade
"Jenna Chesser, Jeremy
C6uch, Andrew Furr,'. Michael,
Griffin,' Sidney Harris, Krista-
Hensley, Carmeni .'Hill, Katie
Hoffman, ,Helen Kilbourn,
Danielle Krasniqi. Brian Legge,
Kayleigh Lewi-s, Anna McFarland,
Jessica Mock, Zachary Norris,
Cori Owens, Michelle Perrin,
Emily Raffield, Codee Richter,
Jordan Todd, Misty Tomlinson,'
'Haley Watford; Lauren Wells, 'and
Travis. Burge, Caroline Capps,
, Lacy Carter, Victoria Cordova,
Sf rom pg.4
Girtz, ,Urant Glass, Devin Guillot,
Carson Howse, Meagen Langley,
Tiffany Lemois, Rene Lewis, Jared
Lucas, Timothy Maestri, Eric
Mowery, Desean North, Antonio
Peterson, Leslie Pope, John'
Richter, 'Amanda Shanahan,
Audrey Skanes, Victoriat Smith,
Summer Stitt, Reggie Turner,;
Janna Walther, Courtney Ward,
Lacey Williams; Morgan Wood,
Dusty Alfrd, Sarah Allen,-
Mica Ashcraft, Jeremy Baxley,
Daniel 1ennet,; Jennifer Bland,
Amelia Brockman, Julie Butler,
Seari Chehardy, Sam Cox, Court-.
ney Craft, John Ericson, Josey
Freeman, Jeremy Gathers, Justin
Henderson, Ashley Hopper,
Richard Hunter, D.J. Jones, April
Martin, Rodney Mullins, Amanda
Piccola, Scott Quintana, Rashard
Rouse, Heather Sadler, Matt Scog-
gins, Danielle 'Shows, Kayla
SSprell, Jared Smith, Courtney
Thompson, Lance Watson,
Gabhielle Whittington, Julia Wig-
sten, Kayla Yarrell. ,
Ryan Stralg; 'Lacey "'Frariklin,
Andrea Gaylor, Jake Howse, Nick
Hunter, ,Chad Lucas, Justin
Lyons. Michelle Mathews, Kenny
McFarland. Amy Nehrings,
Michael Padgett,:Charissa Powell,
Sandra Roney, and Megan Todd.
Brittany Alford, Becky Belin,
Jessica Bland, Shawna: Bond,
Margaret Boone, Shanrmia Collier,
Simon C61llis, Brittahyy Crocker,
Jessica-Ford, Kale Guillot, Austin
Horton, Rushelle Lamboy, Ashley
McIntire,e^ All McKeithen, -Moses
Medina, Melissa Nixon, Chad
Olson, Allison Walther, and
Duckworth, Bobbi Jo Duke, Royce
Duncan. Demetres Gainer. Ashley
Goetz, .Constance Harrelson,
Ryan Harvey, Cori Hoedl, Derek
Knowles, Ryan Leaman, Leigh
Little, Joshua Lollie, and Warren
Derek Barfield, Joey Collins,
John Dorman, Caroline Douglas,
Tyra Dupuie, Brittany Floyd,
Ashley Gates, Katlyn Gortman,
Elizabeth Grimsley, Michelle
Hand, Anatasia Harris, Brittany
Hoover, Holly Knowles, Amber-
Lanier, Jessie Ledbetter, Cathe-
rine. Long, Paul Myers, Whitney
Myrick, Shana Pridgeon, Jennifer
Rhodes, Lisa Richards, Audre-
anna Riley, Joshua Sandlin,
Kendra Smith, Samantha Spivey.
Joey Tackett, Samantha Wade,
Vanessa Wait, and Kelly Weeks.
Sam Adkison, Frank Bailey,
Heather Baker, Dustin Beatty,
Sean Bierman,' Arielle Bragg,
Virginia Casson, Kellana Clark,
Harlin Crowley, Latonya Fisher,
Anthony Fleming, Patrick Gates,
Brittlee Howerton, Ralph
Jamerson,. Alex Jones, Justin
Land, Leigh Mayo, Robert Morris,
Adam Murphy, Ashley Ogelsby,
John Paul, Megan. Peak, Blaine
Pitts, Jeffrey Portifent, Shawn
Rich, Misty Robbins, Joey
Shipman, Roy Suber, Michael
Taylor, Joseph Thayer, Bradley
Udell, Thomas Vickers, Anthony
Wait, Jasmine Ward, Shakharia
Williams, and Ashley Wreath.
Kory Bidwell, Jacob Carr,
M agan Crutchfleld, Andrew
Dorman, David Edwards, Jessica
Feltrop, Krystal Fields, Cody
Harden,- Benjamin Holley, Sarah
House, Randy Jackson, Chris-
topher Johnson, Sarah Kelsoe,
Brian Kerrigan, Daniel McNam-
ara, Clayton Morris, Cecily Myes,
Trannon Myers, Deborah Neel,
Joshua Pitts, Alison Price,
Brandon Rouse, Mandie Walding,
Michael Weeks,. and Megan
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Minutes of the .
Gulf County School Board
DECEMBER 7, 1999
,The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on December 7, 1999, at
9:00 a.m., ET, in the Media Center of Port
St. Joe High School. ,The following members
were present: Oscar Redd, Mary Pridgeon,
David Byrd, Caroline Norton, and Charlotte
Pierce. The' Superintendent and Board
Attorney were also present. .
Chairman Redd presided, and the
meeting was opened with an invocation by
Adam White,' Port St, Joe High Student
SGovernment Association Vice-President, fol-
lowed by the Pledge "of Allegiance led by
NIco:le SnftLh 'Pbrt St. Joe 'High Student
Government Association President. Mr.
Chris Earle,. Principal, also welcomed
everyone t.-, FortSt. Joe High School.
PRESENTATION OF INSTRUCTION-
AL PERFECT ATTENDANCE ,PLAQUES:
Mr. Redd and Superintendent Kelley recog-
nized Port St. Joe area teachers, Barbara
Whitfield and Kenneth Parker by presenting
each' of them with a plaque for perfect
attendance for the 1998-99 school year.
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION: The
BEST (Building Excellent Schools Together)
Team from Port St., Joe High School gave a
very Informative presentation to all in
attendance,' highlighting outcomes from
their recent meeting in Vermont.
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: ,Mr.
Kelley updated the Board on progress of the
Port St. Joe Elementary School project.
ADOPTION 'OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mrs. Piece, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mrs. Norton, and unani-
mous vote, the Board took noted action on
the following consent items:
Approval of Minutes: Judy Campbell
addressed the Board regarding an issue in
the minutes' of November 9, 1999. The
Board approved minutes for meetings on
November 9 & 16, 1999.
'.Budget Matters/Pament of Bills: The
Board approved the following budget
amendments and payment of bills:
Budget Amendment II General Fund
Budget Amendment II'-'Capital Projects,
Correspondence: The Board acknowl-
edged correspondence from the family of
Personnel: Approved Diane Weherley
for an ESE teaching position at
Wewahitchka Elementary School for the
remainder of the 1999-2000 school year.
Approved job descriptions for the fol-
lowing positions: Youth One Stop Center
Managers, Coordinator of Youth Centers &
Programs, Clerical Aide.
Approved Jesse Taunton for an ESE
teaching position at Wewahitchka High
School for the remainder of the 1999-2000
Approved contract pay for Sylvia
Costin for her substitute teaching position
at Port St. Joe Elementary beginning
November 8, 1999.
N. Approved Sherron Miller for a clerical
aide position at Wewahitchka High School
for the remainder of the 1999-2000 school
Approved Angelia Hand's school food
service hours at Wewahitchka Elementary
School to be increased to five hours per day
for the remainder of the 1999-2000 school
Approved the transfer of Stephanie
Newsome from In-school Suspension Aide
to CCC Lab Aide at Port St. Joe High
School for the remainder of the 1999-2000
school year. '.
Approved the following substitute
teachers for the 1999-2000 school year:
Nancy Burgess and Mary Fox.
Approved the following substitute
school food service worker for the 1999-
2000 school year: Cathy Adams.
Approved the following substitute
custodial worker for the 1999-2000 school
year: Cathy Adams,
Surplus Property: Approved disposal
of the following surplus property:
1979 Ford Van, Property # 86908160
1979 Ford Van, Property'# 86908161
2 York Air Conditioning Units (No prop-
erty #, considered part of building)
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mr.
Byrd, second by Mrs. Norton, and unani-
mous vote, the Board awarded bid #00-007
to R. M. Tugwell & Associates for cooling
towers. Also, awarded bid #00-006 to
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board took noted
action on the following program matters:
Approved contract with the Gulf
County Health Department for modifica-
tion of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Approved contract with PAEC for
Even Start services for the 1999-2000;
Approved. contract with, Community
Intervention and Research Center, Inc for
behavioral services for the 1999-2000:
Approved submission of the
Comprehensive Family Literacy Services
grant application for the 1999-2000 school
Approved submission of the
Workforce Development Capitalization;
Incentive grant application for the 2000-a:
2001 school year. ,.
Approved submission of the Goals
2000 grant application and the Governor s
Summer Program 2000 grant application.
SApproved submission of"a planning
grant to the Department of. Education in
the amount of Si 5.000
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.;
Norton, and unanimous vote, the, Board
approved tho following transportation mat-
te rs : .' '. '
Appr:.oved Deborah Crosby and Don
Rich as appointees :to serve on the
Apalachep Regional Planning Council
Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinat-
Approved private transportation
request; as follows: Wewahitchka High
School' Cross Country Track Meet,
November 18-21, 1999; Port St. Joe High
School FBLA District Meeting, November
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs Pierce,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
Facility Lists as submitted.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the Superintendent's rec-
ommendation to construct four to six addi-
tional classrooms at Wewahitchka
Elementary School to help maintain 1-20
ratios mandated by the legislature.
The Board reviewed monthly activity
reports of School Resource Officers at Port
St. Joe Middle/Port St. Joe High School
and Wewahitchka High School. No action
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: Mr.
Redd requested that all school facilities be
checked for availability of handicapped
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
healthy retirement. You might
ask your parents If their sav-
ings and pensions plans would
provide adequate income for
the next 20 or 30 years.
* Remain neutral when contro-
versial issues surface. If the
conversation becomes too emo-
tional, postpone it for awhile or
consider including a financial
advisor.' Sometimes, the pres-
ence of an unbiased or neutral
outsider can keep the discus-
sion objective and less emo-
* Make arrangements. Once
you have discussed your par-
ents' current financial-arrange-
ments, you will need to address
the tougher issues that may
arise should one or both of
your parents experience a
period of ill health.
* Complete, four legal and
financial tasks: a durable
power of attorney; a legal
will; ait health care proxy
statement; and a list and
location of assets. Taking care
of these practical considera-
'tions can help ease concerns
Above all, remember that
open arid honest discussions
about money and the future 'can*
ease parents' unspoken concerns
about growing older and help pre-
pare them adequately for their
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March 10th. The sessions are
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN 'AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 99-132
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A..
successor by corporate merger to Great
Western Bank. a Federal Savings Bank,
CASE NO. 99-132
ROBERT D. PARKER. et ux., et al.,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the
Final Judgment entered in this case now pending in
said Court. the style of which is indicated above.
I will sell'to the highest and best bidder for cash in
The Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port
St. Joe. Florida, at 11:00 a.m. EST. on-the 17th day
of February. 2000, the following described property
as set forth In said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION
ORDERED AT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, this 19th
day of January, 2000.....
d oAs Clerk, Circuit Court
_ .. GULF. Florida
By: /s/M. Vaughan
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR & HOFFMAN '
708 South Diode Highway. ,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146 .
Telephone:, (305) 666-2299
EXHIBIT "A' ,
The following property in Gulf County, Florida:
Villa 2J-1 of Parcel 2J of CAPE SANDS LANDING.
which consists of the following portion of Lot Two
(2). SAN BIAS SUBDIVISION, according .to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3. pages 20, 21 and
22, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida:
A. Fee simple title to the following described parcel
of land together with the Improvements located
thereonil, the following consisting .of the villa's
residence building and the land on which it is
Commencing at the SE corner of Lot 2, SAN BIAS,
ESTATES, as per plat fhereof re-c'red in Phi Book
3. lages 26 to'22, Public Records oi Gulfl Counn.
Florida; thence S 68 deace. 05 05' A'ioun. the
Southerly line of saja Lot 2 l'.:.r 566 04 feet ience N
19 detee 14 I15" I' 67 14 'eel mence S 69
degre' i 45' 05" %. 0 4 1 feei 'or the Point of
Beginning; thence S 18 degrees 24' 47" W. 62.00'.
feet: thence N 71 degrees 35'. 13" W,.26.00 feet;
thence N 18 degrees 24' 47" E. 62.00 feet: thence S
71 degrees 35' 13" E. 2600 feel to the Po.mt of
B A one-half undi.ded fee simple interest a.s ti-n
ant in coTrnon with the ajacenit 'lla-o. rer In
the parcel legally descnrbea as folloUos being the
Crri'niincirng at the SE corner of Lot 2 SAfi BLAS
EST'ATES a, pr plal there.:.[ recorded in, PIaE Bo.,k
3. pages 20 to 22. Public Records of Gulf County.
Florida; thene S 69 degrees 45' 05" W. along the
Southerly line l said Lot 2 a distance o"' 566 04 leet
for the Point of Beginninrg hence c.,nunue S 69
degrees 45"'e05" W. dong ald Southerlv li-e 'or
79.96 feet: thence N 20 degrees 14 55' W. 122 00
feet to a Point onr, the Nor.herl line of said L.t 2:
thence N 69 dez'eei 415 05' E alron, asa Nrortherlv
lne 81.16 feet: thinceS 19 degrees 41' 15"E 12200b.
feet to the point of Beginning; (The Northerly 15.00
feet of the abore de scnbea property Demin subject to
anfeasefienr for me purpose 'of ingress ona egressi
LESS Commencing at theSE corner ofLot 2. SAN '
BLAS ESTATES. as per plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book' 3. pages 20 to 22. Public Records of Gulf
County. Florida: thence S 68 degrees 05' 05" W.
i.l:,rina ite S.:-utheri'h Ii-',e of saiJd Lot 2 lfor 568.04feet;
J.ence, 419 degree 14 I5 'V. 67 14 leet; thence S
.9 ar-grees 4' 0'", ., -). 4 I leer fur the Point of
Beginning: thence S 18 degrees 24 47" W. 62.00
feet; thence N17,1 degrees. 35'. 13" W, 26.00 feet:
thence N 18 degrees 24' 47" E. 62.00 fe-i thence S
71 degrees 35' 13" E. 26.00 feet to the pirrt of
Beginning; AND LESS Commencing at the SE coiner
of Lot 2. SAN BIAS ESTATES, as per plat thereof
recorded'in Plat Book 3 p3ges 20 to 22, public
Records of Gulf Couwir., Fi.nda thence S 69 '
-degrees 45' 05" W, along the Southerly line of said
Lot 2, for 568.04 feet; thence. N 19 degrees 41' 15"
W. 67 14 feetI thence S 69 degrees 45' 05" W. 0.41
leet rence S 16 arc.-ea 24 47" t. 62 u) if'er
U-encr N 7i deerees 35 1.3' W. 2t. 00 leel 1or the
Pouinr .tf Bea.rnni'g thence corunue N 71 aeprees 35'
13' 2b00 ifeet then N 16 ae agree; 24' 47 E.
r.2 f' 0 eei il',eri' S 7i 1degrec; 35 i V E, 26 00 leeti.
Trern, e '3 l cAieree- 24' 47' %k. 62 00 feet to the
Point of Beginning."
2tc, January 27 and February 3. 2000.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-06
The Gulf County Board .:f CoLinr C.-uriinorer. .
il rcene bid Irim ir n, per.,:.n r...m.an, or cur.
po,-au:.r, Irdnrerted in providing the allowing
Product must meet road paving specifications and
the specifications of the road paving contractor.
'Delivery date must be specified.
Fl-. se indiciate :.n the erelope that this is -a
.E.,,ED BID auiJ includ.h-e th 61D NiMBER. -
.Bid;- ill be -recewied unui M.-mnaia. February 7,
200:i aL 5 00 p mr, E S T a the Oice of the Clerk
,of -uciult C-un r 1000 Cecil CCourm Sr Bld .
R.,::.. 148 p.-:,n S Joe FL 324456
rne Boara reienes U-ie nehi to reject in, rana all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
S GILF COUNTY FLORIDA .'
B\ .s, Billy E Tralor. Chirmlan
Aitest ., Benn\ C Liiter Clerk
2tc. janruin 27 .and Februin 3. 200M'X
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
.r'r -F AMl'
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT UNDER AND BY
VIRTUE OF A FINAL DECREE OF FORECLOSURE
RENDERED IN THE ABOVE-STYLED CASE ON
DECEMBER 28, 1999, BY THE UNITED STATES
DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT
OF FLORIDA, IN FAVOR OF THE PLAINTIFF,. THE
UNDERSIGNED. APPOINTED IN SAID DECREE,
WILL ON THE 14th DAY OF FEBRUARY. 2000, AT,
12:00 NOON. IN FRONT OF THE GULF COUNTY'
COURTHOUSE DOOR IN THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE, FLORIDA. OFFER FOR SALE AND SELL AT
PUBLIC OUTCRY TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY, SITUATED,
LYING AND BEING IN GUlF COUNTY, FLORIDA:
See Schedule A attached :
SUBJECT TO all. rlIneral reservations, ease-
mert. and rights of -ay of recorci.: and to the
lien of all urnpid axe .
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONCERNING
THE ABOVE PROPERTY CONTACT THE OFFICE Of
THE U. S. ATTORNEY, TELEPHONE NO. 850/444-
4000, EXT. 4009. SALE IS SUAJECT'TO CONFIR-
MATION OF.THE COURT. METHOD OF PAYMENT
IS BY POSTAL MONEY ORDER OR CERTIFIED
CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE U.S. MARSHALS -
SERVICE TEN PERCENT OF HIGH/ACCEPTABLE
BID IN CERTIFIED CHECK OR CnSHIER'S CHECK
INO CASH \\1LL BE ACCEPTED WITH THE BAL-
ANCE DUE WV.THIN 48 HOURS THIS SALE'IS SUB-
JECT TO STATE AND LOCAL TAKES
JANUARY 13 2000
JAMES W. LOCKLEY, JR.
... .United Stiale, Marshal
Northern Disnrit of Flnda
S' BV ,,' BETTY PEARCE
Seizure and Frorl'eiure Specialist
COMMENCE at the Northeast corner of Seruon 3,
Township 6 Svuth Rang-e 9 West Gull County,
Flond3 and thence run Sout- 02 05 39" E at along
the East boundary of said Secuon 3 Ior 657 31 feet
to the* POINT OF BEGINNING; : thence continued
SouLh 02'05'39' East along .aid East boundary for
110 55 feet then South 624C1000 We-i for 314 21
l'el to tihe Ea;lt nrhit ol way line of Counr Rond No
381, thince North 27 2000 West along said night ol
way line for 100.00 feet: thence :North 62*40'00"
East for 361 35 feet to the P-,im0 of BeiLnning Said
land Ivinc and betiri in Scuon 3. Toarship 6
South. Rar-.e 9 VWeoi Gulf County, Fienda and hav-
Ing an area of 0.76. acres, more o less. Also being
known as Lot 16 of '.he unrecorded plat of Turkey
Run Estates .
4tc. January 20 27 and Februaiy 3 and.10, 2iA'0
NOTICE OF INTENT TO SEEK LEGISLATION
Noict. i; herer.,i en pJruai' i, At.ucle II
5.,ucjon i0 l ',i-. Fli.::nda Cr,,utuu:n and Secuon,
I 1 02 Flkrida Stacuie, oif intent ,fl oe Fon St .e e
Port Authontn to .irek legislauorn aunna -the 2000
sc.Clon lof uLe Flornda Leiilaiure The legislanor,
pro.-idt for coadlic uuonr .:.l A p'cial l S'' ralaurni ot
the po:,n authonr, as ruired b Section 169 429
Flonaia St (uies The legIslarijr, ill codi-, Chapter
30787 La. if Flonda 19551 and Chapier 78-514.
Laws of Florida, amend the authority's powers and
duties and conform the authority's charter with
applicable general law.
1tc. Janua ry 2000
Gulf County :Exkension Service has an
opening lor a full' time Program
Assistant for the Family Nutrition
Program. Applicants must have a high
-school- diploma or its equivalent,
demonstrate, an ability to work with
people, be energetic, enthusiastic, and
willing to work even when results are
not immediate and not easy to identify.
They must have their own transporta-
ltion. Florida driver's license and
telephone, and be willing to work flexi-
ble hours and weekends. If interested
submit ja resume to Gulf County
*Extensioi Serice between January 26
and February 8, 2000 at Gulf County
Extension Service, P.O. Box 250,
Wewahitchka.'FL 32465. 2tc 1/27
Golf Course Home! 8115,000.
3BR/2BA. garage, vault ceilings, on
green. lowest price ever! Home
Warranty available. Land & Castle
Really. Inc. 850-229-9228. 2tc 1/27
SPrudential 1 St. George Island
SrU d l '850-927-2666 800-974-2666
Resort Realty of Apolochicola'
W St. George Island 850-653-2555 888-419-2555
St. Joseph Bay Office Barrier Dines at Cape San Blas
1520 CR C-30. Po I SI Joe Flord.j 32456 110 Barr.e. Dune- Dr Port SI Joe FL 32a56
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110 850-229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107
'.. ._. .
TREASURE BAY BAY VIEW, Duggar
Home, 5446 Sandbar Drive. Lovely
Bay view 3BR/2BA home with break-
fast bar; cathedral ceiling;, master
bath with double vanity, whirlpool
and shower; a study; dock and work-
shop. $150,000. MLS#4832.
CAPE SAN BLAS GULF FRONT
HOMESITE. C30-E Cape San Bias
Road 52' Gulf frontage, 386' deep.
Magnificent views. $235,000.
MLS#4721. Other Gulf View home-
sites in this picturesque area are
available from $49,500.
. '?"",'',*" i -
.. ,/..... *,; .. .
CAPE SAN BLAS BEACHFRONT,
Ashmore Home, an elegant
4BR/3.5BA, 3422 sq. ft. Gulf front
home with all the amenities: fireplace,
wood, flooring, elegant master
bath,walk-in closets. elevator, balcony
and decks. Excellent rental potential.
$695,006. MLS #4829
PORT ST. JOE Family Home,
4BR/2.58A, 2551 sq. fth. dwelling
with 'dining/kitchen combination,,
family room, fireplace, on landscaped'
lot with an in-ground pool. Home is
an excellent value in a. quaint section
of town. $114,900. MLS#4700.
1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudentialand d, are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America .1Q Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated
CALL TDAYFO ACTIN-ENA.IFOMTIN
NOTICE OF VEHICLE SALE
The Wewahitchka State Bank will sell the following
vehicles on or after February 4, 2000:
1991 Sterling car
1993 Nissan truck king cab
1996 Toyota Tacoma truck
1991 Chevy Corsica
** All vehicles are located at the main office:
125 N. Hwy. .71. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
The Wewahitchka State Bank reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
3tc. January 20, 27, and February 3, 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 99 379 CA
CHASE MORTGAGE COMPANY-WEST
F/K/A MELLON MORTGAGE COMPANY
FREDERICK E. BUSKENS, IF LIVING. AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE. HEIRS,
DEVISEES. GRANTEES. ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS. TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
FREDERICK E. BUSKENS: ROSE' M.
BUSKENS, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS. DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS. CRED-
ITORS. TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PAR-
TIES CLAIMING. AN INTEREST BY.
THROUGH. UNDER OR AGAINST ROSE.M.
BUSKENS:; CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK OF FORT ST. JOE; JOHN DOE AND
JANE E'":f ,'.a UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated
1/18, 2000, enterti In Civil Case No. 99 379 CA of
the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and
for GULF County, Port St. Joe, Florida. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at the front
lobby of the GULF County Courthouse located at,
1000 CG Costin Blvd. In Port St. Joe, Florida, ;at
11:00 a.m. EST on the 3rd day of March, 2000 the
following described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 2. BLOCK 42, PORT ST. JOE BEACH,
UNIT, NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL
PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN MOBILE HOME. 1992 HOME IDBS
8MST6557BDA AND 8MST6557AGA TITLE .S
63569128 AND 63569127, RP# 0570414 AND
0570413. DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME.
Dated this 19th day of January, 2000.
Benny C. Lister
; Clerk of the Circuit Court,
By: /s/ M. Vaughan
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN. P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF'
801 S. University Drive Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
If you are a person with a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding you are entitled at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of certain assistance. Please contact the office
cf ihe CCu-art ,.JTir]l:,r GULF C.,,4nly'
Counthous' a.t a itir, r,oo 121. ,rking kizys .:.I yur
receipt of this Notice of Sale 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
for hearing Impaired or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Rela.y Seruair ." -
2tc, February 17 and 24, 2000. -, '*
John 'M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
)Fantasy Propeties, Inc.-
s rop e "l In ....l 11n Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR C-30 Brian Cahill 648-8124
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Sirimons Bayou on St. Joe Bay I a. TdmGraney-647-3736
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478 850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 'EAo_* MLS Marlene Harrism 647-5316
Sales850.648.Joan Smithwck 647-4150
9211 Hwy. 98 Beacon Hill. BEAUTIFUL! State of the
art beachfront home, 4 bd/3ba, wrap-around deck,
large il% ing area. wooden shutters, fireplace, Anderson
windows, easy maintenance, vinyl siding, alarm sys-
tem, too many amenities to list. Plenty of parking.
$615,000. Call Joan for more information. MLS #4629.
Mexico Beach step out to the beach! Bu\ one or all four
of these Gulf View to% nhomes. Each has a 2br/2.5 ba,
*with appliances & tastefully furnished. .2 end units -
$179,000 each, 2 middle units $159,000 each. These are
toogood to pass up. ML#5f60'--161.2.'Owner financing.
EVERYTHING BUT A BIG PRICE TAG. 2 story with.
panoramic Gulf view. 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Townhouse
on St. Joe Beach. Patio, balcony, breakfast bar, beauti-.
ful wood cabinets. Inside utility & exterior storage.
Quiet complex. Easy lifestyle. $120,00:i.
CANAL FRONT Home-116 N 38th St -lIksico Beach
Spacious home of excellent construction in attractive
neighborhood, never rented. Has dock, very large deck,
on pilings, iith 43' x 56' of concrete for parking and
patio area. Large utility room. Great room with cathedral
ceiling, cypress panelling, berber carpet, ceramic floor in
kitchen, wet bar, pantry/storage, split bedroom plan. 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath, Vinyl siding- shallow. well pump.
fenced back yard on canal. FURNISHED $279,000.
NEW LISTING Gulfaire Sub., 103 Buccaneer Drive.
Large comfortable family home; 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath-:,
stucco on corner lot. Brick fireplace in liv. rm., den and
,formal dining room, eat-in kitchen. Deck off master
bedroom and alth upslair-, 2 car garage. $149,900. Call
NEW LISTING Pretll
in Pink, 8228 H wy. 98, .
St. Joe Beach. Beauliful 2
br, 2 ba. appro,. 1100 sq
S I Ii j ti f ull turnished 2 sto"
i T. I '* i 'e^Whnent home.. Approx. .
cI ,hared parking,. -o
t-l ient rof room for the
boat Close beach access and great water views.
GrCw ing area w ith all the conveniences. The home is
just over one year old and everything is in excellent
cond. Shows like a dream. Going! .... Going! $198;000.,:
Mexico Beach 116 S. 41st St. \ery nice 3 bedroom 2.
bath beach house just steps to the water. Totally
updated interior including paint, carpet, vinyl, and all.
new furnishings. Fully -furnished, large glassed in-.
porch, exterior storage unit, handicap accessible...
Excellent rental potential. $195,000.
209 Gulf' Aire Dr. Gulf Aire Sub. Beautiful Like
New--3br 2 ba _ingle level home in superb cond. Well .
built brick home w 'aJmost 2,000 sq. t. Florida rm atrr-'
u t a
private dedicated beach tennis courts & swimming pool
in Gull Count,' nceis planned communir\. Must see to
Mexico Beach 203 Fifth St. Afforc
bedroom/2 bath house is 725' from
yard. Has:great possibilties. Needs!
8004 Alabama Ave. Seashores Subd. 3 bd.. 2 ba. brick
home in a %ern nice subdivision.-2 car enclosed
garage. utility\ shed in back. Nicely land escaped, priva.
cy fence, screened porch carpeted and parquet floors.
A Must See! $169,000
Beacon Hill Cockles Ave. Three lots 50 xl00' each, 1
house on lots that needs lots ot stork, septic tank. All for
Come and Nest at the Beach! New Listing! Beachside
towv.nhouse at 2703-A Ht% 98, Mexico Beach; Two bed-
room 1 5 bath beach retreat. \erv short walk to' beach,
close to restaurants Ne.t ceramic tile dov. nitairrs & new
carpet upstairs. Fresh paint inside & out along with
net, wallpaper in kitcheri & baths. Privacy fenced land-
scaped back yard & patio. Great View from deck off
master bedroom. Comes with all appliances and seller
is negotiable c.n some furnishings. Great permanent
home or rental. $145,900. Owner is Lic. Florida Real
Estate Agent. MLS #4825.
VACAsNT LOTS'- 7 lfe pr. Lpt 9, Blk D,
75'xA25' nice lot. $32,0 len .,Pr I ...
140 Sabal Circle Dr., Cape San Blas, Gulf Front. In
Barrier Dunes, tremendous 3 Bd. 3 1/2 Ba, 3 level town-
house. Approx. 2,100 sq. ft., kitchen'& family rm. w/fire-
place and 1/2 ba. on level one, 2 Bd, 2 Ba on level 2, great,
master bdrm suite w/bath & walk-in closet on level 3.
All le\ el; hai e full walk out decks for view of gulf and
and a walk over to beach from thb family room level.
Parking under house at foyer level and loads of storage
complete this package. All within steps of private- tennis
court & swimming pool in controlled access community
great investment at $270,000. MLS #4802.
Mexico Beach-Coitmmercial, 820 Hvwy 98. BUILDING &
LAND ,.ONLY! Approx. 1200 sq. ft., h-,ea;t-d and cooled.
Good parking. Entrepreneur's dream! Zoned commer-
cial, high traffic area. $350,000.
Mexico Beach 116 S. 41st St. very nice 3 bedroom, 2
bath beach house just steps to the water. Totally updat-
ed interior including paint, carpet, vinyl, and all new,
furnishings. Fully furnished, large glassed in porch,
exterior storage unit, handicap accessible. Excellent
rental potential. $195,000.
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
111-A First St. 1/2 stucco duplex with Gulf view 45
steps across from dedicated beach, Gulf view/from
glassed-in dining area. Great arrangement with master
bdrm., 1 ba., kitchen, dining, living area upstairs. 1
Bdrm., 1 ba. downstairs, garage with auto door opener.
Reduced to $104,900.
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach Canal
- 4 lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps, boat
docks, 3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000.
,107 S. 30th St.; Mexico Beach. You must -see the sunset
from the deck of this lovely home! 41BR, 2 5BA home on
pilings, brick fireplace, metal roof, privacy fence, wrap-
around deck, irrigation system. Plenty of parking
space. Mlan more amenities. $380,000.
Seashores comer of Nautilus/NARVAEZ Ave. Newly ,
constructed 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with unique floor
plan and man\ extra feature Lg. landscaped corner 1ior,
irrigation well \'.ith sprinkler system, back yard patio; 2
car garage, pa\ed drive Nine foot ceilings, tiled counter &
floors plantation -hutlers. gas fireplace, pine ente/tain-
ment center, gas sto'.e Priced to sell at $179,900.
ONE OF A KIND DUPLEX! Ill E & F Ist Si., Mexico
Beach. 2 bedroom, 1 bath upstairs, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
dowrsIa ir Litetime steel roof, ceramic tile floors. Great
ocatioh! Upper floor has 2 decks with great view of gulf.
Lower unit has deck, 'also-with a great view. Duplex is on
Corner i t. Call for-appointmenf soon. $249;000. ,:..
AvIl II Ila 3
101 Nautilus, Seashores Subdivision. 3 bd., 2 b .~,
stucco home just 3 years old. Privacy fence in back.
Short walk to the beach. Enclosed garage. Priced to-
sell! $131,500. '
Gulf Aire Subd.
U nobst rusted
Gulf View! WValch,
from \our unique
4BR.3 SBA h-ome!
has pleri c-i
room 2t00.z SF. 2
,fireplaces I in
Sfamiyropm and in living room. Totally redone and redec-
orated from inside out. New vinyl siding, roof, double
, paned gia., carpet vin, I deck,ceiling fans, all appliances
excluding wa-her and dryer, lawn and landscaping.
p.Hurricane shutters; Sprinkler system. Many more amenities.'
.A MUST bEE' $475,000.
Locatedon'fo'..'Gulf SiiMla lots -
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four cleared,
lots, gupite swimming pool, boat parking, good invest-
ment potential. $599,000.
ST. JOE BEACH
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA'c
t approx. 2800 sf home nestled on 2 large li
each of 3 levels. Stairs on side and out for sa
decks. 3 BR and 2 baths on 2 main living.le
room on ground floor for game room, office
or could be used as large apartment. Ground
to be antique shop, office and storage, ch/,
of possibilities. Must .'see. $1644,900, R
NEW! 705 Gulfaire Dr. Gulf Aire Subd. Very
ba.single level home in like new cond. 2,100 sq.
kitchen, great rm., Ig. .Fla. rm., master bed
Nicely landscaped 75'x120' lot, a privacy fen'
and 1g. arbor patio.. 2 car garage & loads of s
plete this pkg., an all within steps of a priva
beach, tennis courts & swimming pool in G
nicest planned community., Must see to
$ PORT ST. JOE
LIL' RED 'N WHITE COTTAGE. 2 blks fro
Port St. Joe. Shady corner lot with magnffic
pinrfes. 2 bedroom, 1'ba, dining rm., 2 porch
stove, refrig., w&d. New roof and wind
Needs decorating. See anytime. $37,000 firm
CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PAS
Gulf Pines Subd. I P I Lot 12,
Front. 104'x355'. $249,O l
Indian Pass. N. Seminole and the Lagoon.
lot. Tremendous opportunity for seclude
with dock on Indian Lagoon. 225' of watei
able, or may be subdivided. The entire lot
MOL. All eligible for FEMA insurance. $22
Great Gulf Front Opportunity. On Cap
Secluded Dunes Subd. Lot F 3, 11.6 ft. c
approx. 295 ft. deep, total .67 acres. Everytl
on this one, World Class Beach, dramatic
remote site, controlled access, your neighbor
park, limited to no erosion and possible to
two residences. Well priced at $410,000. Cal
S ST. JOE BEACH
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft. Very nice
':' lot on HWy. 98.$180,000. .
comfortable DeVelopers Commercial, Residential! 180' on U. S.
ots. Bath on 98 by 440' on Court St. Also, second parcel adjoins 370'
safety. Lots of ,on'Americus Ave. by 125' deep. Residential/commer-
vels. Lots of cial zoning. Great potential! Growing area! $975,000.
, bedrooms, MEXICO BEACH
Stove. Lots 'XOUR DREAMS.COME TRUE! Six (6) choice lots inr
reduced, to LaSiesta mobile home subdivision, less than one mile
to' public beach access. All utilities' underground.'
Covenants & deed restrictions. Palm tree lined, paved
S/ streets. Secure your-vacation home today only $24,900.
y 'nice 3bd/2 Exclusive agent, Fantasy Properties, Inc.Call 648-2020
.ft. w/bight ask for Brian Cahill.
cedombackyd. BEACON HILL
storage com- Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This is "a
te dedicated cleared lot in an exclusive sub.' covered by
ulf County's covenants and restrictions, just off of SunRay Dr.
appreciate. Some owner financing may be available. $35,000.
Homes only Subdivision swimming pool
om Hwy 98 and tennis courts.
nt pecancludes Tradewinds Dr.,- Lot 2, Blk G, 70'x115' nice lot with Gulf
ows in '94. view. $109,000.
n. 'OVERSTREET AREA
Wetappo Drive Lot on paved road, restricted to homes
only. Creek access nearby and just 10 minutes to beach.
Blk A. Gulf Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block.#, $10,000.
W WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka. Lot 3 -
SWaterfront West Arm of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7' waterfront x
d homesite 252.63' deep approx. Beautiful -wooded lot with direct
front avail- access to the Dead Lakes! $15,000.
is .88 acres Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes. Located in
5,000. the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is zoned for homes or
)e San Bias mobile homes. Lot size 105'x113'. Build the home of your
on the gulf dreams in this quiet, wooded subdivision and still be just
thing is right 20 min. from the beach. $10,000.
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SAnchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
1999 Yamaha V Star 1100 motorcycle.
Warranty, windshield, crash bars, 650
miles. $7,300 OBO, 647-8085. 2te 1/27
1b Mazda 1990 MPV. 166,000 miles. Runs'
g'eat. Drive shaft disc. for towing with:
motor home. Asking $3,950. 229-9215.
1961 Galaxy for sale. $500 or best
offer. Call 229-8039. 2tp' 1/20
1986 Grand Marquis. Excellent Shape.
70,000 actual miles. $1,900, 229-6147.
io calls alter 7.00 p.m. tfc 1/27
Is it time for a better vehicle?
For the car. truck or SUV
that fits your needs
at an extremely good price,
Prijon Sea Kayaks,
* Futura Surf Skis, and .
All Kavaking Accessories
Call (850) 227-7388
KAYAKS! Unsinkable. self-bailing, sta-
ble. safe and FUNI 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 ifc 1/27
1997 Sea Cat for sale. Twin 140 Suzuki'
w/extended warranties, T-tops, 6PS,'
bottom machine, fresh & raw wash-
down. alum. trailer. 648-4365. tfc 1/20
For Rent- 2BR furnished trailer in
HIighland View for more information.
Call 227-1260, leave message. I will.call',
back. tfe 1/27
BR/IBA unfurnished mobile home for
i4ent in St. Joe Beach. Only 1 block to
each, includes stove/Fridge. $300/mo.
Call 704-484-3821. Lic 1/27
For Rent: 2300 sq. ft. building. former-
I-.M exmo Beach "Jr. Store-. New Paint
& Tile. S2000/mo OBO. Adjacent build-
ing: 950 sq. ft. available. S750/mo
OBO. Call 896-2262 for more info... :-
For Rent: Unfurnished Trailer 2BR/ I BA
12x65, located on Pineda St., St. Joe
Beach. Call 647-5361. tfc 1/27
House for Rent, in Mexico ,Beach on
Hwy 98. For more information, call 850-
648-3090. : ..t 1/27
-Business Space for rent. 228 Reid Ae.
Call for more irfo at 229-8581 tic 1/13
S Day: 227-7200,
t 'night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach
Mexico Beach Mini
SStorage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,9
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
i St. Joe Beach
for small 2-bedroom apartment.
-517 1/2 4th St. (upper)
Port St. Joe
$240 per month/water paid/
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. 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 IBR effi-
ciency type apart. in PSJ. Fully furn.
with all utilities included. $100/wk or
$400/mo. Dep required-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
units at Mex. Bch. & Cape San Bias.
Monthly, Weekly & Daily Off-Season
Rates Now Avallablel Call Thompson-
Rish Realty at Cape San Bias 227-9600
or Mex. Bch 648-5449. tfc 1/6
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court, St.
Joe Beach. No pets, I bik from beach
Call 647-5106. tfc 1/6
Quaint building. clean, small. easy to
decorate, Ideal for small,. weddings,;
recep. dinners. Great rates. For info.,
call 227-1278. or 227-1776. tfc 1/6
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities. energy efficient const., stove &
refrig.. furn., fully carpeted. 1 BR apts,
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 1/6
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch, carport &
laundry rm. .
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* NeW' etra Ig. -3' b'drm.: '"house, 1 1/2
S-ba.; Inside laundry.r.,..c.,&a>dish-_ -
washer- & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto heat & air,
* One bedroom' apartment, washer/
dryer hookup. '
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tic 1/6
Furnished mobile home for rent in
Mexico Beach year ,'iound. $425/mo
plus 'dep. LUilities not included. Calls
639-4412 after 2:00 p.m. CT. tfc 1/13.
3BR/2BA available Feb Ist. 206 Court .
'St. Joe Beach. Ist & last plus dep.
$690/mo. 647-9317 or 612-416-371
Trailer lot for rent on Cobia AMe. Call
227-9363. 4tp 1/13
OPc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
.. Laundry iacillies
.. Voice/TfY Access 0
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
.i Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 M' SE
Yard Sale: 1309 Palm Blvd., Sat. Jan.
29th, 9:00-2:00. Rain cancels, Itp 1/27
Yard Sale: Fri. 28th & Sat. 29th, corner
of Hwy 98 & Bay St., 8:00-4:00.
Concrete pelicans, tools, & a word pro-
cessor (new) $100, Call 647-8926. i.p /27
CHURCH YARD SALE: At the White City
Spirit of Holiness Church, Sat., Jan 29,
West Beatty Ave. in White City,. 7:30
a.m.-til. Car wash for donations
(weather permitting), peanut brittle.
Rain or' Shine. Itp 1/27
SunBridge for Bay" St. Joseph is cur-
rently seeking CNA's for daily patient
care. Requires current state certifica-
tion and a high school diploma. We offer
flexible scheduling and a comprehen-
sive benefits package, including child-
care, tuition reimbursement and a lib--
eral paid time off policy. Apply to H.R.
Dept., 220 9th St.,; Port St. Joe, FL
32456. 't 'tfc 1/27
A/C Duct Installers needed, experi-
,enced or will train. Energetic person.
Drug-free work place. Please call GW
Service, 229-9125. 2tc 1/27
Gulf County is now accepting applica-
tions for Clerk Typist Specialist for the
Department of Health Office Support.
Annual salary range: $16,800.42 to
$24,647.22. Minimum Qualifications:!
One year of secretarial or clerical work
experience;,. or possession of Certified
Professional Secretary Certificate.
Vocation/technical training in an area
of secretarial science or office/business
studies.can substitute at the rate of 720
classroom hours for the required work
Experience. A high school diploma or its
equivalent can substitute for the
required work experience. Closing date
is February 4, 2000. Contact Jane Van
Heider at GQulf County Health Dept.,
502 Fourth Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, or call 850-227-1276, Ext. 108.
Gulf County is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action employer. ltc 1/27
Carpenters/Framers wanted. Seven
years minimum experience and valid.FL
drivers lie. required. Hourly wage based
upon experience. Serious inquiries
please call 229-2660/9408. tfc 1/13
The Gulf County Board of County
Commis'sioners is seeking an individual'
to fill a full-time Mechanic position
The following qualifications are desired
for this position at the Road-
*R-134 A/C Refrigerant Training ,
*R- 12 Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling'
Training : ,
*Competence in Engine Repair
*Fuel Injection System Competence
*Knowledge of Hydraulic Systems
H Heavy Equipment Repair (Idlers,
Sprockets, Final Drives, etc.)
'.Smnall Engine Repair !'
Applications will be received at the Gulf
County Road Department, 318 South
7th Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465;
850-639-2238; Monday through Friday,,
7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., C.S.T. Applica-,
tions will be received until 3:30 p.m.,,
C.S.T. on Friday, February 4, 2000. If
you have any questions, you may con-
tact Chief Administrator Don Butler at
850-229-6111. Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action'
Employer. 2tc 1/27,
The Gulf County Board of County.
Commissioners is seeking an Individual
to rill a full-time Laborer position. The.
starting salarN' s S6.00 per hour/40
Hours per week. The following qualifica-
tions are desired for this position at the
Road Department: .
*Must be able to perfonFt!All types .o0
general labor, run a level,' set grade and
shoot elevations. .
*'Be willing to learn to run heavy equip-
*Must possess a C.D.L.. Class A Driver's .
*Must be a high school graduate or
*Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Applications will be available at the Gulf
County Road Department. 318 South
7th Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465;
850-639-2238; Monday through Friday,
7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., C.S.T. Applica-
tions will be accepted until 3:30 p.m..
C.S.TM on Friday, February 4, 2000. If
you have any questions, you may con-
tact Chief Administrator Don Butler at
850-229-6111. Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. atc 1/27
A S a d EI
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Circle S Refinishing'
Repair Touchup or Complete
SRefinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
'h area s mosi experienced refinishers.,
827-6828 ask for Dusty
* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *-ndustrial
AS R Fence
fencing ae Coacrete Work
Albert Flelschmann 'FREE Estimates
EINi593115646 (850) 647-4047
Termite & Pest Control
TermiteTreatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
'* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate'(WDO) Reports 'So,-'ii.:I.--. Sites
_ pecilizing in Vacation ..aI .:,p, ;
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"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.
BOB'S PAINT &
30 Continuous Years of
i Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/' .MINI-STORAGE \
5X10 10X10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
Fax: 850-229-8976 -
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
COINS BY THE BAY! I. buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
.fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 1/6
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
C. 4.'s Lawn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES
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Licensed and Insured Serving
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port
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Specializing .in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Qualio Is Higher'Than Price"
LICENSED & INSURED
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Mobile 899-0219 or
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U II J Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural -details
repairs remodels decks fenced
SLinsured License #RR0067190 ,
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION A REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREESTIM REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
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The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for 1st Grade Teacher.
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
office or 'see application at
www.gulf.k12.fl.us. Completed applica-
tions should be sent. to Ms. Catherine
Barfield, Principal. Port St. Joe
Elementary, 2201 Long Avenite,iPort St.
Joe, FL 32456. Application deadline is
January 28, 2000, 12:00 NOON, E.T.
The Gulf County School Board is an
equal opportunity employer. ltc 1/27
The City of Port St. Joe is accepting
applications for the following position:
*(CDL License Required)
Application and job'description may be
picked up and returned to the Munici-
pal Building. 305 Fifth Street, Port St.
Joe 32456. Application deadline Is Feb-
ruary 4. 2000. The City of Port St. Joe
enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy
and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirma-
'tive Action Employer. 2tc 1/20
Driver. $10.50/hr. Time and one half
over 40. Local service pers n for port-
able toilet route. Must have (lass A or B
CDL license; w/good driving record.
Must be dependable w/good work histo-
ry. Insurance, uniforms, benefits and
:*;: ..; ~ ~ ? -.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE
Offices available in Historic District
Prudential Resort Realty
of St. George Island
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
office or see application at
www.gulf.k12.fl.us. Completed applica-
tions should be sent to Ms. Catherine
Barfield, Principal, Port St. Joe
Elementary, 2201 Long Avenue, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. Application deadline is
January 27, 2000, 12:00 NOON, E.T.
The Gulf County School Board is an
equal opportunity employer. 2tc 1/20
Babysitter wanted for 1 child. Mon. Fri.
2p.m.-6p.m. ET.,, References required.
Call 229-6491 for interview. 3tc 1/13
Full-time Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
Call Barbara Harmon at 550-648-5767.
Need someone to keep two grader
school children from 2:30 p.m. until
11 p.m. in my home. Call 639-9428
before 2:30 CT Or leave message. 3tp
Ii'I -i 1 !1~ 1e1ILI
401K provided. Great opportunity for FOR SALE: Hand-woven oriental 'rugs,
right person willing to work. Apply In wool,' mostly Turkish. Various 'sizes.
person at Hall Septic .Tank ,Service. Sat.. Jan. 29. 1-5 p.m. at Benedict Hall,
3634 Hwy' 231, Panama City. tic 1/20 Trinity Episcopal Church. HvLy. 98 &
L" .-' L Apalachicola. .,$400-$950.
NHC HOMECARE. PoRt St. sizes "ar prices tb Your
ing a part-time/ 'g- PerV orth.. P.O Box 667,
ployee friendly 0f tto f, plhiAla. FL 32329-0667. Itc 1/27
ates welcome. E.vperlence a us. 5
Mileage reImbursed. IntereSt~dItd- 1976 Kuntry Air 35' 5th wheel camper.
uals should contact Ma.. ;ulfy sel-contained. Fair condition.
Admin. at 229-8238. or -a MtIsE1l. M.T95: Local delivery avail-
418 Reld Ave.. Port St. Joe. EOE,'rug- able. Call 850-648-8209. tip 1/20
Free Workplace. 2tc 1/20
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./vacation. Apply in person,
Marquardt's Marina, Hwy 98, Mexico
Beach, FL. We are a Drug Free Work
Place. 3tc or ic I / 13
Travel Trailer, 92, Dutchman 26 ft.
Classic, loaded. w/hitch & sway bars.
Excellent condition. 85.500. Call 227-
9656. 2tp 1/20
The way to do business on the net. They
don't advertise-instead. they offer a
Thank You-. They pay 820 when you
'sign. up and $10 'for your referred
friends--up to 100. That's $1,0001 2nd
company: oes tool That's another thou-
HoughsHut/Free4u.html. Good surfing
Pane 8 The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Jan. 27. 2000
Own a computer? Put it to work! $25 to
$75 per hour, part-time/fiull-ttme. 1-
net/truelife 4tc 1/13
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.
Bassett Baby Crib $95. Call 827-1304.
Piano Lessons. Ages' 6-12. For infor-
mation, call 648-5306. tfc I /13
Roommate needed, Christian. Respon-
sible, MNf'F0over 40. Share cost of bills,
expenses. Call 647-8026. Leave mes-.
sage & phone number. -".ltp 1/27
For Sale: 32' 5th wheel camper, -1979,
very pretty/fair condition, $2,700. Must
sell. Make offer. FL#85.0-648-8439 or
GA#770-385-9936 4tc 1/6
Gina the Clown
Available for birthday parties.
Magic, Face painting, balloons & games
Party room for rent at Slice and Ice,
Mexico Beach. Party room includes clown
show, pizza, drinks and ice cream
No fuss No muss. Call 850-648-4772
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
*SINGLE -MOMs-Easy Financing
available for mobile homes. Call i
Sharon, 785-1259. 4tc 1/20
*3BR/2BA mobile home, complete with
delivery, set-up, steps & skirting. Only
_$333/mo. Only 2 left: Call Kaz, 785-
0131. 4tc 1/20'
for Mobile Homes
Land in all areas
Low Interest rates. Low payments.
Call Sharon at 785-0862
41r I '2)
Say /fr daa 4
I*4 tfee Syged!
Used Mobile Home
Must be sold!',
S Make offer. '.
Call Kaz, 785-1259
5 BR/3BA Mobile Home _
Call Kaz, 785-1259
1/2 acre lot & 12'x60' mobile home fqr.
sale on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. in
Overstreet, $29,000. Call 229-6961 i'",
460 PONDEROSA PINE DR.. I acre. 4
Horse Stable. pond. well & power. Close
to town. 820.000. Owner will finance
with 85.000 down. 229-2572. 4tp 1/20.
House For Sale By Owner: 4BR/2BA,
fenced yard. boat shed. 1703 Garrison
Ave. 850-229-8474. tfc 1/6
,For Sale by Owner: 3BR/2BA 52x24
DW Mobile Home on 75x150 lot, wood
deck front/back. new roof. no repairs
needed. 12x12 storage shed 1I /2blks
From gulf in St. Joe Beach. Appraised/
S65.000 Selling/S62.500. Exc. condi-
tion. Call 647-31 11 or 647-5980. ..0 a.
' By Owner: 3BR/1BA blk home w/vinyl'
siding; Juniper Ave. nearr schools. Fam.
rm. ex-.'a kit., CH/A, carport, 40' work-
shop/shed 12'x24' until. shed, sat. dish,
auto sprnkler sys, fenced back yard.,
S75,000. Call 229-6070. tfc 1/6.
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/,,
Lots for sale in PSJ. Four lots corner of'
Palm Blvd.&.19th St. high & dry, no fill
needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227-'
- 2112day or 229-8409 night. tfc 1/6
For Sale By Owner: 14'x70' mobile
home 2 blocks from beach, corner lot..
S68.000. Call 229-6961. tUc 1/6
By Owner: 3BR/ I BA blk home w/vinl I
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.
875.000. Call 229-6070. tfc 1/6
1/2 acre lot & 12'x60' mobile home for
sale on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. in
Overstreet, S29.000. Call 229-6961
Sale or Rent: 3BR/2BA Horton Modular
Home. Master BR has; large walk-in
closet. Master BA has large garden tub
& sep. shower, '1725 sq ft lh'ing space.
Kitchen w/Jen-Air stove top. Large lot,
well w/pump to water lawn & large stor-
age building. Fenced back yard. Short
walk to beach. Call 647-3462. -up I 13
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. tfic 1/6
For Sale by Owner: 3BR/2BA, 52x24
DW Mobile Home on 75x 150 lot. wood
decking front & back. new roof. no
repairs needed. 12x12 storage shed 1
1/2 blks from gulf in St. Joe Beach.
Excellent condition. Call 647-31 I or
647-8980. tfc 1/ 13
For Sale by Owner: I 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..... .,
Lots for sale in PSJ. Four lots corner of
Palm Blvd. and 19th St. High & dry, no
fill needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227-
2112 day or 229-8409 night. tec 1/6
460 PONDEROSA PINE DR., 1 -acre, 4
Horse Stable, pond. well & power. Close:
to, town 820.000. Owner will finance'
with 5,000 down. 229-2572. 4tp 1/20o
Mexico Beach mobile home :
lot for rent in quiet park.
Ask about one month's free
rent for move-in. ,
Call 648-8201 '
BUILDINGS FOR SALE
.219 Reid Avenue 60'x 90'
(5400 SQ FT)
Williams Street 30' x 85'
(2550 SQ FT)
850-227-1429 ,. '
WANTED: Used 4W)D In good condition.
Call Eric at 229-8997 or 229-6364.
WANTED: Private party (snowbirds)
wish to buy small home in PSJ 850.000'
range. Write the Hawley's. 6206.
Rosewood, Appleton. WI 54913 or caH"
920-954-1763 OR would rent Nov. Ist--
April Ist. 4tc 1/27
TRA ESan SRVCE
. C. -Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
-' Porl SI. toe, F 32456
--,- o "-' Authorized Sales Cenler
ndependert Beauty Corsullont
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL'
Back Hoe Loader Bobcat
Bucket Truck Bushti og Power
Tiller 12'x16' Trailer Docks Piers
Walkways Boat Repairs Welding.
Dermontt Vause 653-9760
Carl Lamb 227-2153.
S '" If. 12/2
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free Estimates RF0066770
Business and Persohal
Financial and Estate Planning
Office (850) 229-9292
Home (850) 648-5919
SecondMate Handyman Service
If your Mate is Too Busy for that Odd Job,
Lawn Maintnanc Call ScondMate e House Cleaning
Odd Jobs Ron Westmark Shopping
SLocally Licensed & Insured, .
Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
/ Reg. Stated Communicatlon
v/ 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
aionth, 8:00 p.m..Masonic Hall.
214 Reid Ave. Larry McArdle. W.M.
BilBU Jordon, Sec.
Catherine L. Collier
S^ 1 Representative
S 211 Allen Memorial Way
S Port S.L Joe
AVO n (850) 229-644O
New, Remodeling, Rewire or Repair
No Job Too Small
We do it fast-We'll do it right
UER01500UCENSED & INSURED
UC EROOt504O Mafl;
b Chris' Appliance
:477 Ponderosa Pines.Drive
,Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
Owner: Chris Acree
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
OWNER: Ben Sherrill
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Availdble
> (' ,[ '" 1 ,'''
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
me Tax Service
509 Fourth Street
SP. o BX 602
Port 'St. Joe, FL 32457
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.
TRY IT TODAY! J
Trim anrd finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheetrock &
All types of carpentry work..
Insured -.Over 25 years experience.
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brand names
Work # 647-5113
Mobile # 227;5112 ,p,,
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire UFRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems Whale w Bmrand s Coalr
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
STUCCO by DeGraff
V' Tim DeGraff, Owner ,
Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
SSimulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
S1 from. Plus many architectural designs
of fice: (850) 229-8588
l mobile: (850) 227-5424
QUALITY STUCCO WORK
/ .1TA W *9~
PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR RR0067101
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SCREEN ROOMS* RluRBNES FLORIDA ROOMS *
+DECKS+ LISD +PORCNES+
*AWNINGS* +INSRD *+SHUTTERS+
WINDOWS WO ARAT* GUTTERS*
SCREEN ROOM 10'X 16' $1495
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Sea Kayak Sales & Tours
Certified Kayak Inslruclor
324 Sandpiper Rd, Cope San Bias
PortSt Joe, FL 32456
Phone (850) 227-7388
Independent Beauty Consultant,
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe, FL
"America's Best Seliinl Brand"
Sales & Installations
'"Tram,n.",on Sr,-ce Owner. David Gainous
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GAINOUS AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE
Complete Automotive Services
643 Dolphin SI., Highland View
Port St Joe, FL 32d56
Phone (850) 227 751 Mcb.le (850) 227-5072
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MEXICO BEACH, FL 3241Q0.
NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
--- Port St. Joe, FL 3245 Mobile (850) 227-6105
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PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
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RESIDENTIALAND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-COS7220, RGOOS1008, ERO011618
520 First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
ALAN STRICKLAND O(850) 647-8081 i
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S & New & Remodeling Construction
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(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
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HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410,
THE CABINET SHOPPE
JEFF POWIELL OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 P.lnetti Dr, Overstrecr Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe,'FL 32456 Fax 648-8752
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Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tf 17 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99
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706 First Street Port St. Joe,. FL 227-211 2,