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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 10, 2000
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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USPS 518-880
SSIXTY-SECOND YEAR, NUMBER 24


JSL Trains Babysitters
See Story on Page 4A
GCCC Gulf/Franklin Day
Sr Photos, Story on Page 3A
Exercise Right! See Page 5A
Obituaries Page 7A
Law Enforcement Activities
: Cites & County on Page I OA
Whale Ashore Photo on Page 3A
Arizona's 70th Page 1B
Busy Week of Sports Ahead
Stats, Photos on Pages 11-12A
We Get Letters! Page5SA
Worship Opportunities
Abound Where? Page 38
School Happenings See 2-3B
Northside Tigers Page 18


Gulf County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen


McKeithen Seeking
Second Term As -

Gulf County Sheriff
The following statement was
received this week from Gulf
County Sheriff Frank McKeithen
for publication:
Citizens of Gulf County,
I would like to take a moment
of your precious time to share
with you my intention to seek re-
election as your sheriff of Gulf
County.
First, I would like to thank my
employees and' staff at the Gulf
County Sherifls Office for. their
dedication and support. Being
sheriff is not a one man job.
Each and every' one of you
have contributed above and
beyond your call of duty to make
the Gulf County Sheriff's Office
one of the top law enforcement
agencies in the state of Florida.
(See McKEITHEN on Page 10A)


Hoisin Boom!


Gulf Breaking Records With Housing

Starts and Permit Fees Says Hammond


Just in. case you missed it-
Gulf County is in the middle of a
housing booml
Gulf .County Building
Inspector Michael Hammond's
announcement that Gulf has set a'
new record for housing starts in
the month of January may have
missed the highlights during
Tuesday's meeting of the Gulf


Three Suspects

Arrested In

Robbery/Home

Invasion Case

A robbery/home. invasion.
that occurred early Sunday morn-
ing (January 30th) in
Wewahitchka has apparently
been solved with the arrest of
three suspects by the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office.
The first suspect was appre-
hended exactly one week after the
Incident. Sunday morning.
February 6th, Gulf County inves-
tigators arrested 21-year-old Alex
Castor, of Calhoun County, in
Wewahitchka.
Further investigation led
Sheriff Frank McKeithen,
Investigator Lt. Tom Godwin, and
Investigator Jimmy Williams to
Bay County where sheriffs inves-
tigators helped follow up on those
leads.
Warrants were issued for 27-.
year-olds Solomon Fisher and
Mvarcus-Vann. Fisher was ai-rested
at his residence in Callaway with-
out incident, and Vann was also
arrested at his residence, at
Georgetown Apartments. All three
suspects had ties to the Gulf
County area.
The trio is being charged with
two counts of armed robbery with
a firearm, two counts of aggravat-
ed battery with a firearm, and two
counts of occupied burglary with
a firearm/home invasion.
As of late Monday afternoon,.
all three men were lodged in the
Gulf County Jail awaiting first
appearance.
The incident occurred in
Wewahitchka at a home off the
old Panama highway. The owner
(See ARREST on Page SA)


County Commission-but there's
no question, it was big news.
Hammond told commission-
ers that the county had 32 new
home start permits sold during
the month. That figure is nearly
twice the previous single month
record of 18, set approximately
one year ago.
Coastal building accounts for
'the vast majority of those starts.
From St. Joe Beach all the way
around to the Cape. new homes
are in the process of being built.
This is especially unusual for
the month of January,"
Hammond said. "This Is normally
one of our slowest months of the
year."
Hammond also pointed out
that most of the homes were of
higher value. This is reflected by
another county record with near-
ly S25,000 being collected in per-
mit fees during the month. This -
compares with a previous record
of S21.000 in fees collected.
Putting this is perspective, 32
housing starts for January is
nearly one-quarter of: the total
number of starts for the entire
year of 1999. Also note that 1999
was a' record year for housing
starts.with 136 for the 12 month
period.
"Things aren't slowing' down
either," Hammond said.
"February is continuing at the
same unbelievable pace."
Thus far, only a few homes
have bought permits for the'
month, but 11 are scheduled to'
go before the Planning and Review
Board this week.
Hainm id said it would' be
hard to fathom that building
might stay on this pace. But if it
does, building records would be
shattered, by the middle of this
year.
Raise Starting Wages
Commissioners decided that
$6.00 per hour for a starting
laborer position was too little
salary for a person to support his
family.
Commission Chairman Billy
Traylor started the discussion,
and board members were unani-
mous in their support, to increase
starting laborers' pay from 86.00
per hour to S8.00 per hour. The
board agreed to stai-t the process
of presenting the idea to the
union.


Support Head Start.
Board members agreed to
write a letter of support for North
,Florida Child Development, Inc. to
be the coordinator of the Head
Start program.
The newly formed local citi-
zens group has filed for not-for-
profit status, and is seeking to be
the grant recipient for the pro-
gram. Five area counties are
served under this grouping, and
as the administrative group, they
hope to maintain and improve
upon the services being offered.
Gaskin pointed out that they
currently serve approximately
180 people in Gulf County alone.
and are in the fifth year of the
program.
The board voted 4-0 to sup-
port the request with commission
Chairman Billy Traylor abstain-
ing.
In Other Business.


@Voted 2-3 ag
(. aannMI n" VargaC At


against


touc BOm ua roPage 3A) 0 1 1 I I


Tip the Scales Indcted In

of Democracy F.H.S.A.A. Hall of Fame


"Yes, the scales of democracy
can be tipped by ONE vote .
YOURS!" says Gulf County
Supervisor of Elections Cora Sue
Robinson.
Robinson advises everyone
that anyone who wishes to regis-
ter to,,vote in the upcoming March
election must do so on or before
Monday. February, 14th.
'....jThe registration books will
close at 5:00 p.m..' EST, on that
flay in preparation for the March
14th ballot seeking choices
regarding the presidential prefer-
ence primary and the Gulf County,
referendum.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS READY!
Robinson also advises elec-
tors that absentee ballots are now
ready for the election.
If you or a member of your
family will be out-of-town. she
urges you to go by her office in the
Gulf County Courthouse and
vote, or call the office at 229-6117
and they will mail your ballot to
you promptly.
"Voting is the key to democra-
cy. Don't get locked out. Register
and then vote on March 14th. I'll
make sure your vote counts," con-
cluded Robinson.


This past Saturday. Port St.
Joe High School Basketball Coach
Vernon Eppinette was inducted
into the Florida Sports Hall of
Fame. Coach Eppinette became
only the fourth high school boys'
basketball coach to receive this
honor. He has been the head
coach of boys' and girls' track.
Sboys' and girls' cross-country, and
boys' and girls' basketball as- well
as an athletic director while
coaching at Clermont High,
Mount Dora High and Port St.
-.Joe. His teams have captured 22-
championships with 10 All-Amer-
icans and more than 150 All-State
athletes.
Coach Eppinette's teams have
won more than 500 games in bas-
ketball and his track record
includes more than 1,500 wins
and another 500 plus victories in
cross-country. Four times he has
been selected the Florida High
School Coach of the Year, and
twice has been one of six finalists
for the National High School
Coach' of the Year. He has served
oh the Florida Athletic Coaches
Association Board of Directors.
FACA State Track Chairman,
FACA District Chairman in bas-


ketball. track and cross-country.
His contributions to the Florida
High School Activities Association
include serving on State Commit-
tees in basketball, cross-country
and track, as well as twice being
the Florida Representative at the
National Clinic. In 1994 he was
the North Head Coach in the All-
Star Basketball Classic. Coach
(See. EPPINET-TE ,oi Pige-1A) .

Vets Nursing Home
Answer Due Today
Gulf County Veterans Service
Officer Bo Williams notified The
Star late Wednesday that the
Veterans Service Nursing Home
Site Selection Commrnittee will be
meeting -today (Thursday.
February 10th) and making its
site ranking. a
It is expected that the # 1 site
for the North Florida #4 Veterans
Nursing Home will be released
sometime Thursday, according to
Rock McPherson, chairman of the
committee. ,-
Gulf is orie of seven North
Florida counties with proposals
submitted for the site.


GulfCO. Education Foundation Receives $10,000


From St. Joe Company Improvement Foundation


Kenhy Wood

Wood Announces

Candidacy For,
GC School Board
Kenny Wood has announced
that he will be a candidate for the
District 3 Gulf County School
Board seat,in this year's election,
running on the Democratic ticket.
Wood has been a resident of
St. Joe Beach for the past 20
years and works at Arizona
Chemical as a maintenance plan-
ner/scheduler. The 56 year old
candidate is a 1991 graduate of
Gulf Coast. Community College
and a 1995 graduate of Florida
State University with a BS in
business management.
Wood is married to Becky
Wood, and. they have two sons,
(See WOOD on Page 10A)


On Thursday. February 3, the
Northwest Florida Improvement
Foundation executive board
members presented a $10,000
-check to the Education
Foundation of Gulf County.
Education Foundation chair-
rman, Ralph Rish, arid its admin-
istrator, Mack Eubanks, along
with Gulf County school superin-
tendent, Jerry Kelley, accepted
the 'donation on behalf of the
organization in aft afternoon pre-
sentation at Port St. Joe High
School.
"This gift is' a wonderful ges-
ture by the Northwest Florida
Improvement Foundation arid
certainly a huge boost to help us
further. the education of Gulf
County students," Rish said
gratefully. "These funds ivill effec-
tively triple the amount of money
now available to us and will put
our efforts on more solid financial'
footing."'
The contribution serves as .a
testament to the Northwest
Florida Improvement Founda-
tion's commitment to education
and to the residents of Gulf
County and is the first disburse-
ment to be made by the organiza-
tioni in Gulf County.
"We hope this donation'
inspires the Education Founda-
tion to continue the good Works
and impressive reputation they're
making for themselves, here, in
Gulf County," said 'Northwest


Florida. Improvement Foundation
president, Jimn Rester. "We ap-
plaud their efforts, to date, arid
hope this contribution will piay a
part in future successes."
'The' Gulf County Education
Foundation was established a lit-
tle oVer a year ago to befiefit stu-
dents. attending schools from
kindergarten to high school iii
Port St. J6e and Wewahitchka..It
sponsors the annual "Teacher of
the Year" program and is building-
funds to introduce enhancement
programs, throughout the school
system. Before this most recent
donation, the group .received
important seed money from the
Tapper Foundation and generous
individual gifts., Superintendent
Kelley says the foundation can.
now, expand its fund-raising
efforts, due .to recently acquired
tax-exemipt status.
"A 'similar situation existed
when wel began our Scholarship'
Fund," remembers Kelley. "We.
started out with minimal re-
sources and' have built that fund
into hundreds of thousands of
dollars. With this recent gift, we're
on our way to the same kind of
success story."
"We're in the process of prior-
itizing the needs of our students '
and teachers and developing a list
of the Ways that these monies can
be most effectively applied,"
shared Rish, who credits Kelley ,
with the idea for the Education ,


foundation. "A number of dedicat-
ed community members are work-
ing together to make the oiganiza-
tion's dreams a realityy" he con-
tinued. "While we are new, we
have great expectations for the


Foundation, and this latest gift
gives us a true start toward: real-
izing our potentiall..
S"While Gulf County is a small
county;, we are not small in a lot of
ways," adds Kelley.. "We are


blse to liv in a beautilupiace


blessed to live in a beautiful place
th-t affords so many recreational
opportunities. But, in the last few
years; we have been limited in the
educational opportunities that we
(See EDUCATION on Page 3A)


St. Joe Co. gives a $10,000 check to the Gulf Co. Education Foundation. From left to right are Jerry
Ray, John Hendry, Chris Corr, Jim Rester, Lewis Howell, Ralph Rish, Mack Eubanks, and Jerry Kelley.


Coach Vernon Eppinette


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The Star

PAGE TWO *'THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2000


......... .- -


Working Together


We Can Do Anything!
One of the most Impressive displays of unity in nature occurs.
in the life cycle of one of its loneliest creatures-the ant.
When I was a kid; I took "sick" pleasure in destroying an ant:
hill Just to see how long it would take them to rebuild it. Every now
and then, I even remember carrying this little game one step fur-
ther and destroying the mound a piece at a time-just to see what
the ants would do.
Often times I even would see how many of the little pests I,
could put out of their misery while in the process. But. you know, .
they'd just build it back. Course, if you left your hand in the
mound too long, .they'd bite the fool out of you while in the
process-but just the same, the ants would repair all the damage.
Almost instantly, the ants would start to put. the mound back
in its .original form. Every one of them,.busy doing their duty for
the protection and future of the mound.
"One grain of sand at a time, thousands of ants working togeth-
er With a mission. I can't ever recall looking at those workers and
seeing three or four of them fighting over the same grain of sand,
or arguing about where to place it who gets to put theirs first
... or even whether the sand is color-coordinated.
Our community is much like one of those ant hills. We've been
disturbed, and now are found with the task of rebuilding major
portions of the mound. We also find ourselves with plenty of sand
to put things back together, but, unlike the ants, our efforts seem
to be pulling us apart, in some cases, rather than bringing us
together.
No need in pointing fingers and naming names-all that would
serve to do is complicate an already strained effort.
There are several opportunities in our city and county govern-
ments that are not being met because of lack of trust, jealousy,
fear, or maybe even just plain politics-this is challenging the need
for the accomplishment of the objective-mound repair.
What were those words? United we stand, divided we .
The preceding editorial is written weekly by Wesley R. Ramsey, Ed,tor Emeritus.
This week s column was'writran by Willie Ramsey.


AOL/Time Warner

No Bargain For Us
It's the first merger of the new millennium: it's the harbinger of
"The New Economy:" it's so fantabulous that media mogul Ted
Turner compared it to "the first time I made love 42 years ago."
The "it" in this case is the takeover of the world's largest media
conglomerate. Time Warner, by the world's largest Internet service
provider. America Online, in the world's largest corporate deal, val-
ued at S165 billion. The media establishment gushed that AOL's
purchase of Time Warner represents a victory of the upstart, high-
tech, 21st century firms over the conventional conglomerates of
the last century. USA Today even compared it to the 13 colonies
defeating, ~he British. .
But bold your hyperbole right there. The revolution of 1776
was about freedom and democracy. What is this merger about?
Consolidation and centralization, not only of economic power, but
also of democratic power, for it narrows our access to the free How
of information we citizens must have to function in a democracy.
This merger allows AOL. through the cable lines that Time
Warner has run into our homes, to begin controlling our access to
the Internet, and limiting our information sources and choices. It
brings the democratic promise of the Internet into the grip of cor-
porate media.
Why has this happened'? Not because of "greater consumer
service," "corporate synergies," or any of the other buzzwords used
by the merging partners to rationalize their merger; but because of
the grandiose, egomaniacal, empire-building fantasies of the part-
ners themselves. Their focus is on their own bottom line .
democracy be damned. And this merger fattens their bottom lines
substantially-AOL's chief executive Steve Case \-ill personally
pocket 8440 million from it. Time Warner honcho Gerald Levin \\ill
get S900 million, and Time Warner \ice-chair Ted Turner will get
a whopping S5 billion from the deal. This is Jim Hightower saving
This deal makes a handful of executives richer and our
democracy poorer.
The preceding ediroroal written weekly by radio alk-.how host and author Ji,'m Hghltower
"' He ,S the former Agrculrural Commss,oner of rexas


Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colber.


It Was In The Cards


I remember one Valentine's we
were going to "hoo:k-up" Curnie
Lee Cunningham with Raylene
Lemonds. Didn't neither one 60
them ever date. For some reason
LaRenda Bradfield and' Buddy
Wiggleton '.and several others
determined it was high time they
didl


days has hatched up worse
, schemes than this.
Problem was they were both
ternbly shy. Curnie Lee was the
next to the last of the Cunningham
bovs and he was by far. the qui-
etest. He wouldn't hardly say hello.
And when Lhe teacher called on
S him, he'd shove those big hands
.down -in his Levis and turn red as
a beetle .


5.

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Raylene was probably even.
worse. We were In about the fourth
grade before I knew she could talk.
She had always been a little bigger
than the rest of us. Not fat' or any
thing, just bigger: 1 think her size'
weighed a mite on her mind. She '

0"


mostly stayed to herself.
But by junior high. w. were all
kinda catching up to her..growth
wise.
At lunch the week before
Valentine's. LaRenda was con-
vinced that Curnie Lee was just as
tall as Raylene. Now., you may not
think that height 'was- all' that'
important, but it was. You just
couldn't take a girl that was a foot
taller-than you to the dance!
Ruth Ann Wile'brought a
whole .box Pof Valentine cards ,to.
school. LaRenda picked out' the
one %with the big red heart.on the,:
front, signed it, ,' Your Special
Friend. Raylene." and .Bobby


Brewer slipped it into Curnie Lee's
locker.
Buddy signed "Curnie Lee" to,
the "Be Mine Forever" card that-..
Suzie Cozart covertly placed In,.
Raylene's math book.
Me and Buddy '.ust hap-".'
pened" to be talking toward the
Cunningham house that afternoon.'.
when we, chanced across Curnie
Lee. In two shakes of a dog's tail-
the conversation turned to -the
best looking girls in school.:
.We laid it on pretty thick about
Raylene's new hairdo aind how-,
good yshe looked In that blue dress'
and how well her skin bounced'
back after the acne attack .. ..
Curnie Lee never said a word, -'
but'I saw the back of his neck turn
red .


He'd gotten the card! '
Raylene's older sister.,
Graylene, was apprised of .the situ-
ation .and.readily agreed to help.
out. When Raylene came back,
from the. barn that evening, she,.
announced most innocently, "Sis,,
Curnie Lee Cunnilngham called for
you. He didn't say what he wanted.. ,
He seemed all out of breath, like hle,.
was excited or something." ..
Curnie Lee didn't say a word,-
to anybody at' school the next day.t
But he was wearing a. starched.
k:- shirt and his hair.% reeked with'
Vitalis .:
"Raylene didn't come at all for'-
two days.
"We had to send the Valentine
cards home by Graylene. By now
Buddy was signing them "Your
Very Own Special Friend, Love. .
Curnie L." ": ': '
Bobby 1ate lunch with Curnie'
Lee and casually 'mentioned that
Raylene had been talking about"
him. ,We saw his big ears start t6o'
fire up from three tables over!
On Thursday, Raylene finally
made it back to school. But we .
weren't any closer to getting them
to the dance. And we were getting,
desperately
.Buddy came to. school. .Friday.
with a new plan., We took two ,of.r
the best 'cards Ruth Ann had left-, .
wrote;, "Met me on the parking lot.
side fire escape after fifth period,".
signed one for each, and snuck'em
into their lockers.
To our amazement, they both
showed up!
But it was a little awkward tdo
say the least. The entire schoo'61
was out there, going up and downi
the fire escape in hopes of catching
|' a word from either. .Mr. Warre i
came running in' from ',the front!
office-uhe thought the building'
S had caught on fire.
0. If we had been smart.enoug,
k to have left them alone ,they
S migh'a had a chlancel!"
Qh, they both made.it to the,
Valentine Dance.,They just didn't,
- come together. Those. Cunninghar.
boys were pretty rough and I think.,
they .threatened to ,do bodily harm
if Curnie Lee didn't go. And
(See KESLEY ON PAGE
1 4 "" .. :


We Found The Y2K Bug and It Wasn't a Pretty Sight


.Port St. Joe Police .Chief Jay",
Leffert played his silly little game
with his si1y little Y2K bug'a lew '
'' months ago, and it ..was just
that-silly!
There's nothing funny about
the real thing. I'm sorry now that
I even allowed myself, in a weak
moment, to be drawn into the
picking ; of fun about such a seri-
ous'and powerful little critter.-
I guess maybe what" hap-
pened next was to have been.,
expected. How could I have.
thought the little fellow would
allow me-a lowly newspaper
man-to make light humor at his
expense?
Misconception
The misconception about
"the bug" is that it could just
strike computers. Man was 'to
just be affected by the conse-
quences of damaged computer
equipment and lost or fragment-
ed information.
Ohhhh, it goes so much
deeper than that. Man should

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Wesley Ramsey s

ETAOIN SHRDLU

This Week's Edition Written by
Willie Ramsey /


have been in fear for his life.
Just over two weeks ag6,. 'the,
bug" possessed me. Exactly when -
it entered "my system, I'm not
sure-but I do distinctly rememem
ber a tiny. little twinge when I
brushed against one of our com-
puters somewhere around that
time *fraie,. That .was probably
the very moment the little critter,
began incubating in my body.,,
,. Home Sweet Home
It took up residence just-
below my sinus passageway in
the back of my throat.
Gulf County Health
Department Director Doug Kent
gave me a real deep scientific


explanation of the events that fol-
lowed' after the Y2K bug began
cloning itself within my body.
In layman's terms, what he
said (as I understand it) was that
for every one of those pesky little
critters that was cloned, I would
cough one time., For every 10
coughs, JI brought up one-half
gallon of some kind of funky
green 'gel looking stuff, (Y2K
waste). '
I did 'accidentally expectorate
some of that "Y2K waste" on a
portion of last week's newspaper
,copy and it instantly dissipated.
[Now, that's some real germ war-
fare.]


Misery Loves Company
-the Spreading of the Plague'-
won't go'on describing those
gruesome symptoms', especially
since many of you have already
shared .my misery-and don't.
care to relive it. UnFort"unat"ely.
the spin-off from this infamous ;
bubonic plague hit me at a 'very
unfortunate time. '. ,
It was necessary for me, to
carry on with several important
functions in my. life, including'
publishing last week's, edition of
The Star.
In, my defense, I didn't really'.
feel bad until about Tuesday of
last week. It was too late by then.
I'm afraid' I'd already 'infected
several folks by Tuesday though.
Half of a church committee.
I'm involved with has shown their
displeasure with me. Sharon
Evans, one of those committee
members, has missed a full week
of work at Rish, Gibson, and'
Scholz Attorneys-At-Law, and is -
threatening a liability suit.


S:Eugene Raflield "'has',men-
tioned somethIiig' 'about mullet
guts'on my vehicle's exhaust sys-
tem. Dewayne Lanier has ques-
tioned my future heeds for phone
service, and Philip Jones, he's
not talkingf to me a whole lot right
now. '
S'Now the one 'that has me
most concerned out of that group
may be John Wright he's not
sick yet, but he does work at the
city's.. wastewater treatment,
plant. 'Think, of,' the possible
repei-cussions if he does come up
sick..
At work,, I hit more victims.
My wife, Shii-ley on Wednesday;
son, Eri fell 'Thursday;' Jessica
Summers, also on Thursday; and
Caroline Hunsley, late Thursday
afternoon.
Hi-Tech Drug Zaps Y2K Bug
Dr. Wayne Hendrix had the
answer for this not-so-tough-
after-all little 'bug. There's this
new hi-tech antibiotic called a "z-
pack" that can handle "the bug."


The "z" in "z-pack" must stand-'
For "zaip," because not long afte-i
that first dose of medicine, I
promise I could her those little
bugs being zapped In my system..
The only: probl m with zap-,.
ping, "the bugs" is that, now yotu,
have' to cough two times for each
little critter. that dies in your sys-i
tern. I'm not saying the cure is-
worse than the disease,' but,.
cleaning your body of the .Y2K
bug is sure a lot tougher than
catching it.
Wesley's Home
Daddy (Wesley) is home from
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Cen-
ter. By now everyone knows he's
sporting a brad new bionic knee':
joint and is ready to show off his'
new strut.
While talking with him sever-
al days ago, he stressed that he'
was ready to go home, cause.
"there's nothing but old people in
this place."
Age is relevant, I guess.


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"GulfFranklin Day" Hosts 200 Area Seniors


On Monday, February 7th
Gulf and Franklin Counties' class-
es : of 2000 met at the
Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf
Coast Community College for the
college's first Gulf/Franklin Day.
Representing Apalachicola
High, Carrabelle High, Port St.
Joe High and Wewa High, almost
200 students were present.
"This event had two purpos-
es," reports George Duren, the
project's chairman. "One, we
wanted to bring all the seniors
from both counties to the center
and 'familiarize them with it, and
two, we wanted them to hear
some motivational speakers and
become more positive about
opportunities after high school."


The students heard speeches
from Roland Gaines, Associate
Vice President of Student Affairs
at FAMU, Representative Al Law-
son, Kelvin Faison, a counselor at
the college, and Bruce Blomgren,
President and CEO of Brandy
Marine. Each speaker gave his
inspirational story, encouraged
students to get a college educa-
tion and to pursue greatness in
the career of ,their choice.
The students were served a
complimentary lunch provided by
the St. Joe Corporation and
Duren's.Piggly Wiggly. Also, GCCC
logo jackets were given as door
prizes to four students.
"I think, overall, the day was a
huge success Duren says.


Education From Page 1


can provide our students. This
generous gift. will enhance, ten-
fold; what we wgl be able to do for
our students-and I mean aU of
our,students."
Kelley is quick to point out
that the Education Foundation is
drawing on the talents of the
entire education community to
help find ways to enhance the
learning experience of its stu-
dents. "We are tapping the ideas
of teachers and students, alike, "
he added. "At our last meeting,
one of our middle school princi-
pals proposed that we focus on
bringing in motivational speakers
to assemblies where all students
can participate. You never know
what's going to inspire a student,
and this idea is worth pursuing,
but funding has limited our con-
sideration of opportunities like
this in the past. It will be exciting
tobe able to consider and honor
more requests like this now."
The Northwest Florida
Improvement Foundation was
established in 1999 by Arvida, the
community development arm of
The St. Joe Company (NYSE;
JOE), with education, parks &
recreation, community spirit,
health, and arts & culture as its
guiding principles. Each time.
Arvida sells land in Bay, Walton
or Gulf.counties on behalf of St.
Joe,' the foundation receives a
percentage of the land sales. The
transfer fee remains. as a
covenant running with title to the
land so that a contribution to the
foundation is made each timethe,
property is sold. Thus, the foun-
dation grows as Northwest Florida
grows. A granf' process is 'forth-
* coming to evaluate additional
areas of community need consis-
tent with the foundation's mis-
sion.
Arvida is a primary developer
of master-planned residential,
resort and business communities
nationwide. Since the company
was founded more than 40 years
ago by Arthur Vin Ing Davis, it has
completed more than 50 planned
communities comprising more
than 35,000 new homes in
Florida, Georgia, Texas, California
arid North Carolina.
St. Joe, a publicly held com-
pany based in Jacksonville, is
Flbrida's largest real estate oper-
ating company. It is engaged in
community,, commercial, indus-
trial," leisure, hospitality and
resort development, along with


Kesley

S(From Page 2)
Graylene came in, practically drag-
gipg Raylene. It didn't appear that
the .flowers we sent with Curnie
Lee's name on the card had done
much good!
They did happen into each
other one time, :.at the food table.
Everybody held their breath. It's a
wonder the music didn't stop. I.
* could see Curnie Lee stuttering,
but before he could get any audible
sounds out, Raylene spilled her
punch all down the front of his
Sunday clothes.
If ever I wished the floor could
open up and swallow two people..

I also was a little piqued at
LaRenda and Buddy; This whole
thing was their ideal And what
kind of sister is .Graylene to go
along with such a hair-brained
scheme!
It kinda bike me forever from'
getting too deep into someone
else's affairs.
'Course, it didn't seem to do
any permanent damage to Curnie
Lee or Raylene. They married each
other in the summer of 1967. They
have lived happily ever since..
Buddy and LaRenda swear to
this day it was a match made in
the cafeteria. I figure Curnie Lee
and Raylene believe it was a little
higher than that!
SI tell you what's been on my
mind all these years, I knew 'em
both pretty well and I've often sat
and wondered .. who it was that
fi rst spoke to whom ....
Hope You've Got Yours,
Kes


residential and commercial real
estate services. The company also
has significant interests in timber.
More information about St.-
Joe can be found at www.joe.com.
More information, about Arvida
can be found at www.arvida.com.



Boom!
(From Page 1)
.Commissioner John Stanley's
motion to hold a county-wide ref-
erendum on at-large versus single
member district voting. Commis-
sioners Traylor and Stanley
favored the motion: Knox, Yeager.
and Peters objected.
While the board has dis-
cussed favoring this motion in the
past, County Attorney Tim
McFarland has advised the board
that defeating the suit will be
extremely expensive with little
chance to succeed unless the par-
ties involved agree to changing
the order.
Commissioner Nathan Peters
is that party, and he has not been
receptive to the idea.


Al Lawson

*Agreed to consider naming a
park committee for Beacon Hill
Park after a pointed request from
Tim Nelson.
Granted Mark Stokes a tem-
porary airboat variance for St.
Joseph Bay in order to do a tide
study for the State of Florida.
*Board will address roof leak-
ing problems at both the old and
new Gulf County Courthouses.
*Will hold a logo contest with
a $250 prize for the area student
who designs the county's new
logo.
*Agreed to a lease proposal
from the St. Joe Company for
Willis Landing (1.4 acres) at $1.00
per year for a five-year period. The
board will write a letter of thanks
to the company for its assistance.
,*The board is continuing to
move forward with plans to, do
repairs and, improvements at
Dead Lakes Boat Ramp and
Gaskin State Park.
*Road Superintendent report-
ed that North Turkey Road '(in
Howard Creek) has mistakenly
been graded after a miscommunl-
cation between him and the oper-..
ator of the equipment.


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Natural or Foul Play Death?
A 10 foot pilot whale beached itself late Tuesday afternoon.
By the time Gulf World representatives Charlene Singletpn and
Trey Landry could pull it into the Port St. Joe Marina for further
examination, the mammal had given up the fight for life. At fist
glance, they noticed that the whale appeared to have numerous
lacerations along its body, some closely resembling gunshot
wounds, according to FWC Officer Kenny Blackburn.


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Arrest
(From Page 1)

,opened his door, while checking
on his barking dogs, at approxi-
mately 6:00 a.m. (CT), Sunday
morning (January 30th).
Three armed men wearing
gloves and hoods found their way
into the home through the open
door at that time. During the
ensuing struggle, the man was
'struck in the back of the head
with a handgun.
At some point and time dur-
ing the struggle, a shot was also
fired by one of the intruders, but
no one was hit by the bullet.
The man's wife also became
Involved in the altercation upon
entering the .room. She was
struck on the back of her head by
one of the intruders.
Their daughter did manage to
lock the bedroom door and call
911 for help during the robbery,
and before the phone was dis-
abled.
All three suspects fled the
area before law enforcement offi-
cers arrived.

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Small Business Workshop Big Success
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Director Diane Scholz shared a
jar of "world famous" tupelo honey with workshop facilitator Ernesto
Sirolli during last Tuesday's seminar,
Several local small businesses were represented at the workshop and
received some valuable information from Sirolli's presentation.
Scholz said he has offered to return if others are interested in the
program or -a full course offering of the valuable concepts of business
management. Anyone interested should contact the Chamber -ofice


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On Tuesday, March 14th, you have the opportunity
to help create jobs in Gulf County by
voting YES for
THEAUTHORITY TO GRANT
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS
for new and expanding Gulf County businesses.




What does this mean?
This allows new or expanding businesses in Gulf County to apply
for tax breaks on their 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 CountvP
We need this tax incentive 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. Many counties throughout the state of Florida offer this type
of tax incentive as a way to attract new businesses to their area.
We need to become more competitive to attract quality
businesses and industry to our area!



You can make a difference.

Your vote is newdbd. Vote YES!


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"A Valentine Eve Concert"


The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts will present "A
Valentine Eve Concert" on
February 13th at 4:00 p.m. at
Trinity Church, Apalachicola.
Featured performers will be
Thomas Adams, flute, Karl Lester
and Bedford Watkins-piano
duets and solos, Cynthia Rhew,
soprano, Wesley Chestnut, Prof.
David Wingate of FSU, bari-
tones,-vocal solos and duets,
and French horn player, Kayla
Martina, from the Apalachicola
High School Band. All performers
will present romantic music for
the Valentine season, including
Schubert's "Serenade," Gersh-
win's "Bess, You Is My Woman
Now," and a Sonata by Mozart for
piano duo.
Following the concert the

Genealogical
Society Meeting
The Gulf County Genealogical
Society will be holding its
February meeting this Saturday
at the Gulf County Library in Port
St. Joe.
The members want to wel-
come, a special guest, David
Taunton, retired judge, and also
the editor/publisher of the Gulf
County Breeze. This year they will
be researching the local history of
our area. Members will be telling
old stories of their past and shar-
ing memories of their childhoods
in Gulf County.
They want to invite anyone
that has stories of the olden days
here in Gulf' County to please
attend Saturday, February 12,
from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.,
ET, at th'e Gulf County Library
and re-visit the past.
For rpore information, please
call Beyerly Douds at 229-1094 or
e-mail her at (mailto:bmdou
ds@digital.com ( bmdouds@digi-
tal.com).

Senior Citizens
Conduct Outreach
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting
Neighborhood Outreach on
February 23 in the Oak Grove
community. They will be going
door to door giving out informa-
tion about the many available ser-
vices for people 60 and over by the
Gulf County Senior Citizens.


audience is invited to attend an
art show in the Church Pansh
Hall. Artists exhibiting will De
Mar' Lou Waterfield-Holbrook.
Julie Barody. Kristin Anderson.
and Phyllis Blake. The arusts will
be present. and some of their
works will be for sale. Coffee.


punch. arid cookies will be served.
The Ilse Newell Concert Series
is sponsored by the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society. a 501-C-3
educational incorporation in
Florida. For further information.
contact George Chapel at .550-
653-9524.


Sara Ross, Emily Keller. Kyla Stewart, and Sandy Kennedy gathered the babysitter "trainees" for.a
photo during the course.


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Young Ladies As Babysitters


DeAnna Horton and Christopher Buchanan

Engaged


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Haddock and Mr. and Mrs. David
Horton would like to announce
the engagement of their daughter,
DeAnna Horton, to Christophe'r
Buchanan. the son of Jim and.
Denise Buchanan.
Dee is a 1996 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School. She is cur-
rently attending Gulf Coast
Community College, where she is
seeking a degree in child develop-
ment, and is employed at Faith
Christian School.
,Dee is the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Horton of
White City and Margaret Smith of


Raleigh, North Carolina. ,
Chris is a 1995 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School. He is a
1998 graduate of Gulf Coast
Community College where he
received an Associate of Arts in
business administration and an
Associate of Science in criminal
justice. He is currently employed
at the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department.
Chris, is the grandson of
Jackie Buchanan of Wewahitchka
and Ruth Smith of Slidell,
Louisiana.
A July 29 wedding is planned
for 3 p.m. at Long Avenue Baptist
Church.


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A group of excited young
women took part in an
"Introduction to Babysitting
Course." hosted by the Junior
Service League of Port St. Joe
Sustainers.
Emily Kellar and Kyla
Stewart. American Red Cross
instructors from Tallahassee,
taught the course. The event was
held on Saturday, January 22nd,
from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at
the First United Methodist
Church.
The girls learned how to be
safe and responsible babysitters.
The program included training in
leadership, safety, basic care of
children, first aid, and behaving
professionally.
The girls had a wonderful
experience spending the day
together and learning these
important skills.
The league would like to
thank all the girls that participat-
ed in the course, the First United
Methodist Church, the instruc-
tors, and the League Sustainers.
A list of these young women is.
available at most local church

PSJ Classof '90
The Port St. Joe High School.
Class of 1990 is now planning its
10-year class. reunion. Possible
dates may be June 30th and July
1st.
Please call to update organiz-
ers of the reunion with your name
(married and maiden), address,
phone number,.` arid e-mail
address. Respond with informa-
tion to Tim Kengan at 1630) 232-
631.1 or Seminoz@araol.com, Jay
Jay Ray at (850) 229-8707 or
JtotheJ@'netscape.net. or Holly
(Lyons) Porter at' (660) 665-6103
or ace@cableone.net.
Any information or help in
planning would be greatly appre-
ciated. :

UDC Meeting
The United Daughters of. the
'ConfederacN Chapter nQ826 met at
the Corrine Costin Gibson Library
in Port St. Joe, on February 3rd.
The members ,,and officers dis-
cussed the activities ,the UDC
would be involved with during the
next few months. Some of these
are to attend an activity planned
in. Tallahassee, and to visit'
Natural Bridge on March 5th. On
April 24th flags will be placed on
the graves of the Confederate sol-
diers.


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"Dentist With A Heart"


On This Valentine's Day


Dr. Frank D. May, of Port St
Joe, has a. unique Valentine's Day
present for the needy of this
6onmunity.
On Monday, February 14th,
Di-. May will provide FREE dental
treatment on a first come, first
srive basis at his dental Office.
The office will begin to see
patients at 8:30 a.m. and the doc-
*tdr will attempt to see approxi-
m-iately 20 patients:
Anealia Bush and Linda
Wright, the hygienists at the.
office, will attempt to see approxi-
mately eight to 10 patients each;'
Las well. All total,' they hope to see
as "many as 40 patients.
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
beat least 12 years of age, and
accompanied by a parent or
guardian if under the age of 18.
No previous appointments
will be made; patients will be
given a time for their treatment on
a first come, first serve basis on
Valentine's morning, and as much
treatment will be accomplished as
time allows.


Dr. Frank D. May ,
Treatment will include clean-
ings, x-rays, fillings, extractions,
diagnostics, and pain control.
Each patient needs to decide
whether they want to have' their
teeth cleaned 'and checked by the
hygienist, or if they want Dr. May
to perform dental services, for
them.
Dr. May hopes to make.
"Dentists with a Heart" an annual
SValentine's Day event, and would
love to see "Dentists with a Heart"
spread throughout the country.


Wewa Bank In Support of NJROTC
Tonya Nixon, assistant vice president of Wewahitchka State
Bank, is shown in the photo above presenting a donation from
.the bank to MGySgt. Gary Howze, associate naval science
instructor at Port St. Joe High School. The donation is greatly
appreciated and willhelp defray the cost of the unit's trip to the
annual Pensacola Naval Junior ROTC field meet.

Youngblood Family

Gathering In S.C.


Thje remaining family of
Luverne. Lowery Youngblood,-
long-time resident of Port St. Joe
'before her death in 1996, were
i honored guests at Ersldkine College
irof Due West, South Carolina, on
February 2, which would have
been Mrs. Youngblood's 68th
Birthday.
i Kevin Nichols is the first year,
baseball coach for the Erskine
Flying Fleet and Kyle Nichols
plays first base. Both are the sons
of Elizabeth Youngblood
McCormlck of Southport and
'Jerry Nichols of Panama City.
AddiUtionall.' they are the grand-
sons of the late Mrs. Youngblood
'and also of Easter Nichols and the
late Buford NIchols of Port St.
Joe.
Along with Elizabeth. other
honored family members attend-
ing were. Christy Nichols, wife of
: Kevin;, and Gary. Youngblood of
Marietta, Georgia. In the game,
'the undefeated Fleet beat USC-
Spartanburg -4.
The familygis very appreciative
of this honor with Elizabeth say-
ing, "Mother would have been very
'proud of this, I feel her spirit with,
us." Gary stated, "I feel very hon-
ored by this team as they offered a
'tribute to my mother and family.


Go Fleet!"
Due to the Centennial
Building renovation, the annual
Panhandle Memorial Gospel Sing,
which is usually held in February
in honor of Mrs. Youngblood, has
been moved to Blountstown this
year, with plans to return to Port
St. Joe in the near future.
Information on this sing will be
available as soon as a date has
been secured with details to :be
announced in The Star.

Piecemakers

Club Meeting
The piecemakers will meet the
second Thursday of the month,'
February 10. The business meet-
ing and program will be held at
7:00 p.m., ET, at the St. James'
Episcopal Church located at 800
22nd Street in Port St. Joe.
The program will be on piec-'
ing a one-block pattern for a quilt
the piecemakers plan to make by
member, Susie Pippin. Light
refreshments will be served and
guests are very welcome.
Sit'N Stitch will be February
24 and work will commence on
the quilt project at that time.


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Dr. Sutton's "Skinny Clinic" is offered at Gulf County Health
Department. Pictured above is Dr. Carol Sutton weighing GC
Health Department Administrator Doug Kent, who has lost 20
pounds over the past four weeks on' Dr. Sutton's high protein,
low carbohydrate diet. Of the diet, Kent states, "A good diet
under a physician's supervision, combined with exercise is the
key."

Health See. Says 30


Minutes' Exercise


Daily is the Right Fit


Florida Department of Health.
Secretary Robert G. Brooks, M.D.,
joined with representatives from
the American Heart Association
and Florida Medical Association
(FMA) Alliance on February 2nd
to present ways 'their organiza-
tions are addressing the growing
national and state trend of obe-
sity. Their strategy will focus on,
increased physician assessment
and counseling on the importance
of exercise.
"The rate of obesity in our
state is reaching epidemic propor-
tions," said Brooks. "The
Department of Health and the
people joining me are committed
to taking action against this grave
societal concern.".
Overweight and obesity sub-
stantially raise the risk bf illness
from. high blood pressure; high
cholesterol; type two diabetes;
heart disease and stroke; gall-
bladder disease; arthritis; sleep
disturbances, and 'problems
breathing: and endometrial,
breast, prostate 'and colon can-
cers.
According to Brooks, 6000
physical activity campaign pack-
ets including brochures, posters,

Chambers Makes
Honor Roll at FAMU
Sheteta Chambers, the
daughter of Angela Mitchell and
Darius Chambers of Port St, Joe,
made the fall semester honor roll
at Florida A & M University in
Tallahassee.
Chambers is a senior at
FAMU and is majoring in elemen-
tary education. She is the grand-
daughter of Clennis and Celestine
Harvey and the late Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Chambers, and the great-
grandaughter of the late Mr.. and
Mrs. Cuthbert Farmer.


Miss Valentine
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
Commons Area.


table tents and other informative
materials about the "It's the Right
Fit" campaign have been distrib-
uted' to public and private physi-
cians throughout Florida.
'Volunteer forces, led by the
American Heart Association, the
FMA Alliance, county health
departments and a host of other
auxiliary groups,, have been
instrumental in the effort, he said.
American Heart Association
volunteer Michael Overton, Ph.D.,
said,. "Heart disease is the number
one killer in America and in
Florida. In fact, more than 60,000
Floridians will die of heart disease
This year. Lack of physical activity
,is now clearly shown to be a major
risk factor for heart disease. That
is why the American Heart
Association is joining with Dr.
Brooks and the Department of
:Health to help promote the impor-
tance of physical activity."
FMA Alliance President Emily
,,Hill agrees. "Because physical
activity is a critical factor in main-
taining health, the Florida
Medical Association Alliance is
very pleased to assist in this effort
with the Florida Department of
Health and the American Heart
Association," she said. "The
Alliance is a strong advocate for
: Florida patients and we will work
diligently with Florida physicians
to deliver thrs message of the ben-
efits of physical activity and well-
ness. Thank you, DIr. Brooks and
the Department of Health, for
Committing to. this important
campaign and for asking the FMA
and FMA Alliance to participate."
Brooks revealed that in 1998,
ti nearly 53 percent of.Florida's res-
idents were either overweight or
obese. In addition, more than 30
percent of the state's population is
Ssee HEALTH on page 8


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2000 PAGE 5A


4-H Club Open Enrollment
teraeIse-o laecal29


-, The "All That" 4-H Club will
have open ,enrollment through
February ..12th. 4-H is open to
boys and girls ages five through
S18. The club meets every
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until
12:00 p.m. at the Washington
Improvement Group Teen Center.
Forms are available at 401 Peters
Street in Port St. Joe.
Any parents wanting to volun-

Sincere Thanks
With sincere appreciation we
would like to say thank you to the
person who graciously gave a love
gift to our family last week. This
has blessed us more than you will
know. God bless you.
The Bush family


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teer are asked to please call 229-
6847 or call Janetta at'227-1885.

Mexico Beach

AARP Program

The Mexico Beach AARP will
meet on Friday, February 18th, at
1:00 p.m., CT at the Civic Center.
Dave and Kathy Crawford will
present a program on their travels
in Europe.
On Sunday, February 20th,
the AARP members, ill visit the
Taunton Children's Home. Those
planning to go should meet at the
Civic Center at 1:00 p.m., CT, to
carpool to the home.


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Who Cooks The Best Gumbo?


Special events for Mexico
Beach, Inc. wants to know who
cooks the best gumbol On


SUPER SPECIAL


Saturday, February 19, between
the hours of 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.,
CT, a fierce competition of cull-


nary skills will determine who's
who in the gumbo cooking arena.,
To add an incentive to the
proposition, a $200 first place
cash prize, $100. second place
cash prize, and a $50 third place
cash prize will be forthcoming to
the winner. No entry fee will be
charged and a panel of out-of-t
town judges will determine which
gumbos excel in taste. .


Entrants will be required to
produce one or more gallons of
their specialty gumbo. They will
also be responsible for bringing
containers and heating devices to
warm their product (crock pots
suggested).
The committee will provide
tables, electricity (please specify if
needed), bowls, napkins and
utensils for consumption and the
location and crowd. The cook off
will take place at the Sunset park,'
next to the El Governor Motel in
Mexico Beach.
See GUMBO on page 7


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& breakfast inn with your sweetheart
or a few good friends. The best
innkeepers know how to pamper their
guests, offering such amenities as
afternoon tea by the fireplace, a
soothing soak in a jacuzzi tub or
candlelit dinners.
This year, Valentine's Day falls on a
Wednesday, so you may not be able to
visit your favorite inn. You can,
however, recreate the bed & breakfast
experience at home by planning a
Valentine's Day Tea. Pamper your
sweetheart or friends by:
, playing soothing music that fits the
mood (i.e., "easy listening," classical,
jazz or romantic songs);
setting the table with your best
china, silverware, an antique lace
tablecloth and a vase of fresh cut
flowers for your centerpiece;
* dimming the lights and dining by
candlelight or ,creating an informal
picnic by. the fireplace;
leave a card, flower, book, home-
made cookies or another small gift on
your sweetheart's or friend's plate.
You won't want to spend a lot of time
in the kitchen, so'buy a selection of
miniature pastries, biscotti, tea biscuits
or other confections ahead of time.
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Capputeano and Hot Tea Toddy.
Capputeano
In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups
milk and 4 tablespoons brown sugar to
a boil. Remove from heat. Add 2
Lipton Soothing Moments Cinnamon
Apple Herbal Tea Bags; cover and
steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags.
Serve in mugs. Garnish, if desired,
with whipped cream and sprinkle with
cinnamon and chocolate curls. Makes
about 2 (8 oz.) servings.
Hot Tea Toddy
3 cups water
2 tablespoons sugar
8 to 10 whole cloves
2 cinnamon, sticks (2-inch)
6 Lipton Soothing Moments
Lemon Soother Herbal
Tea Bags
3/4 cups orange juice
In medium saucepan, combine water,
sugar, cloves and cinnamon sticks;
bring to a boil. Pour boiling mixture
over tea bags in teapot; steep 4 min-
utes. Remove tea bags; stir in juice.
Serve in mugs with clove-studded
orange or lemon slices. Makes about 6
: (5 oz.) servings.
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some herbs may even \have aphro-
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and ZIP code to: Lipton Soothing
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Of course, we'll serve our seafood platter and prime rib, but. ,
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For three days, Chef Bill and the staff will go beyond
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heart! Valentine's .
Day is just around
the corner. And to
surprise that special
someone, nothing
says "Happy Valen- .
tine's Day" "better
than a home-baked
cake.
A Heart Ring Pan
makes your Valen-
tine creation nearly
complete the mo- .
meant it comes out
of the oven. Simply
'add a few easy dec-''
orations or top with
fruit even served
plain a heart-shaped
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sprinkling with confectioners sugar and serving with peppermint ice
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outlining with icing and topping with canned cherr+ pie filling 'or
drained maraschino cherries. ,
Golden Pound Cake '
1 1/2 cups butter 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt
5 eggs. 1 cup milk
3 cups sifted all-purpose 1 teaspoon vanilla
flour 3/4 teaspoon almond extract '
Note: All ingredient's should be at room temperature.
Preheat oven to 325TF. Grease and flour Wilton Heart Ring Pan. In
large mixer bowl, cream butter. Add sugar gradually; cream until light
and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift
flour with baking powder and salt. Blend into butter mixture alternately
with milk. Mix in vanilla and almond extract. Pour into pan. Bake on center.
rack of oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Coot
on rack for 10 minutes; invert on rack to cool. Decorate as desired.

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2000 PAGE 7A


Parents Learn About FCAT

STesting Tonight At PSJ Schools


As the much heralded
February FCAT test draws nearer,
are you curious about this test
you hear about from your child
and the press? Or, are you won-
dering why your student' has not
even'mentioned it?
: Port St. Joe High Sqhool
invites ,all parents to its first:
annual FCAT Night on Thursday,
February. 10, at 7:00 p.m.
Principal Chris Earley empha-'
* sizes that the evening's acUtitles
will be fun as well as informative
for all parents with children in
school, but especially for the par-
ents of current tenth graders who
will be taking their FCAT writing,,
math, and reading tests the fol-
lowving week.
A middle school FCAT Night
wll.be coordinated with :the high
school's event.
Activities for the evening will
include ,an informative session
about the FCAT test, a presenta-
tipon by ,the school's BEST team,
and parent participation in short
*l .FCAT testing sessions. The festiv-
ities will also include refresh-
ments and door prizes.
The FCAT (Florida Compre-
hensive Achievement Test) is
paramount in Governor Jeb
Bush's A+ Plan, for ,Education.
Student performance on this
important assessment determines
the status of your child's school,
which affects its 'various aspects
ranging from reputation to funrid-

Gumbo
-from Page 6
Gumbo from the cook-off will
;be sold by the bowl to raise money
for Mexico Beach's Independence
:Day celebration. Those wishing-to
;participate may pick up an appli-
cation at the Mexico Beach CDC
office or call 648-8196.


I dgar "Ed" James Wynn
Edgar James Wynn
SGranddaddy). 84. of Port St. Joe.
Passed away Monday. February 7.
At Bay Medical Center.
I He was a W1V l Veteran of the
U.S. Navy and retired from St.'Joe
[Paper Company in 1980, where he
workedd for 42 years. He attended
la!nd was a, member of Beach
Baptist Chapel, and was also a
member of Oak Grove Assembly of
i'od.
'N&, Mr. Wynn is'suivived by his
i.blving wife of 60 years;, 'Marie
0Wynn (with whom he fished many
a fishin' hole) daughter. Joyce
Suber of Washington State; son.
Jerry Wynn and daughter-in-law.
Jane Wynn, of Chattahoochee:
1 .to grandsons. Jamie Lester and
Ted Wynn;and three granddaugh-
ters.-. Wendy Roberson, Amy,
heath, and Jeniny Wynn: four"
great grandsons, Jered Roberson
i6, Jesse Lee Roberson (4). Trey
F'Lester (4): Luke Lester (6,months).;, .
I and one great-granddaughter.
r qamie Jordan Heath, (6).
Visitation will be held on
'-Friday. February 11, at Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home in
I ,Port St. Joe from 5:00 until 7:00
p.m., ET. Funeral services will be
held Saturday, February 12, at
2:00 p.m., ET,. at Oak. Grove
,i Assembly of. God. Interment will
follow in the family plot at Holly
Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe.


Granddaddy, you will be
' missed so very' much. -You
touched our lives and left us so
many precious memories to cher-
ish in our hearts forever. We will
love you always., '.'t:


Jorge Viicid Madrid
Jorge Vinicid Madrid, 40, of
Mexico Beach, died Tuesday,


ing.
You are encouraged to see for
yourself the format of the test and
become aware of the school's
expectations regarding your
child's performance.
Heed Mr. Earley's words of


advice for your children for test
day: Get a good night's rest. eat a
wholesome meal, and bring both a
sharp mind and a sharp #2 pencil
to FCAT Night on February 10.
Get the scoop on why everyone
thinks this test is a big deal.


Yes Virginia, There's No Place Like PSJ!


WHS Names Its


Honor Roll Students.


Dr. Bill Truby, principal of
SWewahitchka High -: School
-announces the list" ,of students
.obtaining the All A's and A and B
Honor Roll for :the second nine
weeks grading penod. They are as
follows: ,
A A's :


Seventh Grade6: Jeena
Bremian.
Eight Grade: William Harrell,
and Fritz Stoppeibein. ,
Ninth Grade: Monique
Adkins, Caleb Cutchin, Clark
Cutchin, Sara, Grimes., Cortne
Hoover, Judith Husband', Kelli
Jackson, Meagan Morris, Angela
Padgett, Laura Spivey,. Jana
Traylor, and Matthew. Kramer.
Tenth Grade: Lindsey Carter.
Nicholas C'han. and Kimberly
McMillion.
Eleventh Grade: Ashley
,'Berens. Rosanna .: Ensley,
Kimberly Gaskin.' Patrick
Kerrigan, and Stephanie Kramer.
Twelfth Grade: Melissa
Babb. "
A's and B's


Seventh Grade: Shannon;
Barnes, 'Kocdy Bidwell,. Sheiletta
Fisher. Jade Gaskin, Britney
Grice. Kaci Hoover. Brandi Little,,
Courtnev Martin. Jill Pippin,
:Charles Strange, Carla Whitfield,


February 1 in a local hospital. He
was born in Guadamala and was
a plumber by trade. He worked,
with P & T Plumbing.
A visitation was held on
Saturday, February 5 from 12:00
noon until 4:00 p.m., ET in the
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home Chapel.

tira Irenie' amsey,
Lora Irene Ramsey, 85, of St.
Joe Beach, died Thursday,
February 3 in Gulf Pines Hospital.
She was a Florida native born in
Calhoun County, and had been a,
resident of Gulf County since
1946. She, was a homemaker and,.
a member of Oak Grove Assembly
of God church. She is the daugh-
ter of the late Walter Samuel
.Newsome and Clara Bertha
Calhoun. She was preceded in,
death by her husband, George
William Ramsey, and a .son,
Vernon L. Ramsey.
She is survived by. two sons,
-Houston E. and wife, Francis L.
Ramsey, Preston D. and wife,,
Sharon F. Ramisey. both of Port
St. Joe. three sisters. Ruby
Watford, Hazel Bridwell and Ruth
Blackburn:, two brothers, J.W.
and Riley Sapp, all of Pensacola;
six grandchildren. \ and eleven
great-grandchildren.
,. Funeral services were held on
Sunday. February 6, at 3:00 p.m..
ET in the Oak Grove Assembly of
God with Reverend Dave
o.., Fernandez,, officiating. Interment
followed in the family plot of Holly
Hill Cemetery. '
All services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Sou therland
Funeral Home. ,


Courtney Wood, and Holly Gray.
Eighth Grade: Trampus
Andrews, Laura Husband,
Christine McClain, James,
McCorvey, Amber Mitchell,
Darnell Ward, and Brandi
Williams.
Ninth Grade: Barbara
Alderman, .Joshua Alderman,
Ashley Alford, James Ard, Cory
Barfeld, John Beatty, Jessica
Breman, Krystal Hefflngton, Sean
Kerrigan. Jesse Taunton,
Jonathan Thomas. Joshua Webb,
and Beau Ludlam ..
Tenth Grade: Greg Barnett,
Gloria Bryant, James Destifino,
Brooke Grice. Spring Hall, Cerelle
Hanes, Jamie Harrell, Abbigail
Harris, Rebecca Lassiter, Jason
McLemore, Amy Stephens, and
Peter Taunton., .
Eleventh Grade: Nancy
Adkinson, Martin Baxter, Shantia
Clark, Carolyn Clayton, Parker
Cutchin, Daniel Gray, Constance
Hysmith, Teresa Jackson, Brandil
Jones, Tera Kent, Myron 'May,'
Fabiola Nest, David Ortiz, Ashley
Padgett, Titus Pittman, Heather
Scott. Chester Udell, and Michael
. arrell.
Twelfth Grade: Brandi Ake,'
Sara Bailey, Crystal Collins, Gary
Daniels, Krystal, Foster, Dawn
Gortman, Stephen Helms, Pamela
Holmes, Russell Knee, William
Lawrence, Joshua Mauldin,
Stephen Price. Kristina Smiley.
Tiffany Smith,, and Jonilyn
Whittington.


PSJMS Fund-Raiser

IS For Sweethearts!
The Port St. Joe Middle
School Parent/Teacher/Student
Organization (P.T.S.O.) Is con-
ducting a fund-raiser giveaway of
a:AValentine "Basket of Goodies".
', Among the great variety of
items to be found in this basket
are a "Valentino Beanie Buddy,"
"Snow Buddy," candles, picture
frames, candy, certificate for din-
ner-for-two of Paul Gant's barbe-
.cue--and many- more gifts for
your Valentine are being added
every day! The basket is on dis-
play in the middle school office.
The drawing will be held on
Saturday, February 12th, during
half-time at the Tiger Sharks' var-'
sity basketball game.
For your chance at this great
prize, get your tickets) today from
the Port St. Joe Middle School
office, Alisa Parker, or Vicki
Abrams.



Benefit Dinner
There will be benefit dinner
for the family of the late Vinnie.
Madrid. The dinner will be held at
the Hidden Lagoon. located on
Highway 98 in Mexico Beach on
Saturday, February 12, from 6:00
until 9:00 p.m..
All proceeds will go to the
family to help defray expenses.


I would like to publicly thank
many of the wonderful citizens of
Port St. Joe who helped me
,through a very stressful week
recently, L spent the week of
.January 14 through the 21 help-
'ing my ninety year old aunt,
Virginia Owens, find an assisted
Slil\ing facility. I went to Port St.
'Joe with the intention of bringing
,her back to Gainesville with me to
be near our family. Virginia has
lived in Port St. Joe for about sev-
enty years and most of that time
she and her family lived in the
same home. Virginia-refused to
return with me!
A Fortunately, the "Geri-Care
Assisted Living Center" had
opened and there was a place for'
Virginia. During this very difficult
time; I felt the constant support of
so many special people who gen-
uinely cared for Virginia and
wanted to niake sure that the best'
decisions were, made on her,
behalf.
Owen and Barbara Oksanen,
Russ Scholz, Tanya, at the
Wewahitchka State Bank, Billy
and Geri Williams, and Father
Jerry,'Huft and his nurturing con-


ROTC Did Great!
Dear Editor,
This past weekend, I, was
awarded the greatest pleasure of
accompanying the Port St. Joe
Naval Junior R.O.T.C. cadets to a
large field meet in Pensacola. (Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka are both
considered Port St. Joe). The citi-
zens of our community should be
very proud to have this group of
kids representing us.
Every cadet in this group was
polite, respectful, hardworking
and determined. The NJROTC
groups our students were compet-
ing against were without fail, from
much larger schools and commu-
nities. The supporters of these
groups set up three-room tents for.
comfort. They were certainly
cozier than our freezing cadets,
during this weekend. Almost every
group we competed againstu-had
.Fcadetls than we had, Tihe
'gest teams had fancy uniform-is,
huge flags, and even a mascot.
Some groups had their own t6ur
buses. But then there was Port St.
Joe! The smallest team around.
Let me tell you, you wouldn't have
known that from' the spirit of
these guys and girls. They made
more noise, gave more encourage-
ment, and showed more sports-
manship than anyone could ever
imagine. These kids deserve a
standing ovation from our com-
munitv. (By the way-two or our
cadets won 'first and second place
in the individual academic compe-
tition! Well done "Scully" and
Tyler).
The important thing to note is
that this is what NJROTC is
about. The cadets in our high
school 'are disciplined, enthusias-
tic, respectful, and helpful. They
are always willing to help. and do
so on many occasions. I hope the
citizens of Gulf County will realize
what a blessing this program is
and will support the program.
both physically and financially.
GREAT JOB CADETS!!!
Respectfully, Glae Rea LaLuzerne


gregation were all helpful by
assisting us in making decisions
for Virginia s wel fare.
When the decision was made
and it was time to move Virginia
:into "Geri-Care", three trucks con-
verged at her address at about
1 1:30 A.M. to help move the nec-
essary things. While they were
moving Virginia's belongings. she
and I had business to take care of
iat the bank, we had. lunch at,
Linda's, and then dropped by
Russ Scholz s office to take care of
some business. When Virginia
and I arrived at the "Geri Care"
facility at about 4:30 P.M., every-
thing was 'in 'place from, her
favorite chair to her tooth brush.
Those involved in the move were
her nephew Bobo Owens and his.
-wife' Betty Ann, Bill and Kathryn
Parker, Bobby Costin. Ray Butler.
Betty Pitts. and Jane Dohman.
I would like to thank the
happy employees at Burger King
who greeted mnie with a smile and
pleasant conversation as. I; refu-
eled with a good cup of coffee and
the staff at Linda's who also
showed concern for our situation.
The love and concern that
each of you have for Virginia and
her welfare could only compare to


the beauty of a "Port St. Joe
Beach Sunset." As I drove away
that morning on my way back to
Gainesville, my mind was filled
with the overall wonderful experi-
ence it had been as we worked to'
get Virginia into, "Geri-Care". The
teamwork orchestrated by all of
us, was not altogether part of the
original "score", but who is to say
that even Mozart didn't have to
rewrite a staff or two ever now
and then! I can fully understand
just why Virginia refused to come
home with me since she has such
wonderful friends there in Port St.
Joe.
I look forward to returning
often to visit Virginia and seeing
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Observe National

.Child Passenger


Safety W(
Gulf County Healthy Start
urges families to spread the word
and recognize February 13
through 19 as National Child
Passenger Safety Week.
Approximately 700 children are
killed in motor vehicle accidents
each year. Nearly half of those
children are totally unrestrained,
even though it's against the law.
Here are some key tips to
remember:
Infants get the best protection
in a rear-facing seat.
If you have a passenger-side air
bag, put your infant in the
back seat, in the center.
To keep an eye on your baby in
the back, you can clip a moni-
toring mirror on the back win-

See photo of car seat
donation made to
department on Page 5B


eek Now
dow so you can see your baby
through your rearview mirror.
Children between 20 and 40
pounds can sit in a forward
facing seat. But again, keep"
them in the back seat.
If you drive a pick-up that
doesn't- have a rear seat, de-
activate the passenger air bag if
you can.
Read all instructions carefully
because many parents don't.
Don't use a car seat that's older
than ten years or if it was in an
accident. In fact, destroy it.
Keep your child in a safety seat
until. he or she is 40 pounds
and 4 years old.
Register your safety seat so the
manufacturer can contact you.
if there's a.recall.
For more information, contact
Jill Jones, Gulf County Healthy
Start. Care 'Coordinator, at the
Gulf County Health Department,
at 227-1276, extension 126.


Wee Gardeners Involved, Too!
Students in Mrs. Clements first grade class at Port St. Joe
Elementary School (some shown above) also venture out to work
in the Garden Club venture once each week. The firpt three rows
of the garden are charged as theirs to care for. Bunny Miller, gar-
den club member, spends time with one-half of the class at a time.
This week, they planned to be weeding and preparing the soil
to plant potatoes. The children may be small, but they're learning
a little about gardening. Ms. Miller is hoping students in her
grandson's (Russell Miller) class on up to the fifth grade will be
able to participate in the project.
Her guests on this day's trip to the garden with Mrs. Dodson's
class were Caleb and Joshua Bailey (twin grandsons) from Bayqu
George, who were enjoying a day off from Bay County schools.


How People Use Census Information


Government officials aren't
the only ones who will be using
Census 2000 data: come 2001.
People from many walks of life use
.census data to, advocate for
causes, research markets,' target
advertising, locate pools of skilled
workers, prevent diseases, even
rescue disaster victims..
When. Hurricane Andrew hit
south Florida in 1992, for exam-
ple, census information aided the
rescue effort by providing relief
workers with estimates of the
number of people missing in each
block, as well as detailed maps of
whole neighborhoods that had
been obliterated. :
d Senior citizen. groups often
Sdraw on statistics from the census
to support their desire for com-
munity centers. The census can
show that the number of elderly
residents near a proposed center
are plentiful and increasing.,
When county commissioners.
digest this supporting data. they
often cannot argue with the clear
evidence that a new senior citizen
center is needed.
S As 'businesses try to deter-,
' mine if-the market for a new prod-
uct is large enough. or if the
product will be accessible to con-

Snowbird Party
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
o\er the area came together for an
evening filled with food and merri-
ment.
Food, tea, and coffee will be
served and a cash bar will also be
available. Door prizes donated by
local merchants will be given
:away.
All winter guests are welcome
to 'attend :this year's exciting
evening.

GC Juvenile

Justice Council
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting\
Thursday. February 17, at 4:00
p.m., ET, at the Gulf County
Library (Highway 71 N) in Port St.
,Joe. Membership is open to the
public. Anyone is welcome, and is
encouraged to attend. For further
details and information, please
contact Don Washabaugh at (850)
227-7340.
Prior to the Juvenile Justice
Council meeting, the Calhoun/
GOulf Domestic Violence Council
meets at 3:30. The public is also
encouraged to attend.


summers, one source of vital statis-.
, tics is the census. It, shows, on a
local,, regional or national- basis,
how many men, women and chil-
dren live in a specific area, break-
ing out the data by age and ethnic
origin, sex and race, home owners
versus renters. Census numbers
help. businesses reduce their
financial risk 'and broaden their
markets.
Nonprofit organizations often
use census numbers to estimate
the number of potential volun-
teers, in communities across the
nation. Developers analyze cen-
sus data before deciding where to
locate a new shopping mall.
Male/female distribution will be
considered by a dating service
before deciding to advertise in an
area, and income levels, by an .
expensive clothing store before
investing in a new outlet.
Census statistics help deter-
mine where to build more roads
(add. lanes, install stoplights or
lower speed limits. too) and hospi-
tals (or free health clinics) and
child-care centers. They also help
.-identify which communities.need
more federal help for job training.
Head Start or the Women, Infants,
and Children (WIC) Program,,
which provides dairy and other
nutritional supplements to new
and nursing mothers and their
children,
In a June 1998 symposium in
Houston, Texas, on Census 2000,
President Clinton pointed out the
importance of census data in cre-
ating a bipartisan majority' for
more funding of the W1C program.
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them when. they're young," the
president. said. "But, the funds,
once appropriated, can only flow
where they're needed if there is an
accurate count of where the kids
are. So, ironically, no matter how
much money we appropriate for
WIC, unless we actually can track
where the children are, the pro-
gram will be less than fully suc-
cessful." \
At the symposium, Dr. Judith
Craven, president of the United
Way. of the Texas Gulf Coast in
Houston, spoke about how census
data helps determine where the
most acute social service prob-
lems in the community are and
where the money the United Way
raises from private sources each
year for health and human ser-
vices will be distributed.
"Traditionally, we have been
one of the major funders of com-
munity planning and analysis,"
Craven said. As her agency tries
to leverage $64 million it raised in
1997, "it's essential. that we
have accurate data in order to dis-
tribute those dollars to those that
are most in need-and' in a-'fXSir ';5
and equitable way." .1'
Dr. Mary desVignes-Kendrick,


health director for the city of
Houston, told the symposium that
"accurate census data Is critical to
public health. It is not possible for
us to do public health without it."
Dr. desVignes-Kendrick, who
is immediate past president of the
National, Association of County
and City 'Health Officials, which
represents 3,000 local health
departments throughout the-
country, said the census "gives us
the denominators for' calculating
birth rates, death rates, disease
incidents, and prevalence within
the community.'
"Any national, state, or local
data that you hear about, such as
the adolescent birth rate had
decreased by X percent-this is
generally based on denominators
supplies by the census," she said.
"For us to target interventions in a
population, 'to know whether
we're having any impact, to mea-
sure that impact, it is very impor-
tant to have accurate census
data."
If you have any questions
about the Gulf Countyv .Census
program you may call Marshall
Nelson. chairman.- Gulf County'
Complete Count Committee at
229-9111.


Health
completely inactive, and almost
80 percent are not achieving the
recommended 30 minutes of daily
exercise on all or most days of the
week.
Most alarming, said Brooks,
is the 110-percent increase (11.8
in 1998, compared to 5.6 in 1988)
in the prevalence of obesity
'among people between the ages of
18 and 29 over the last 10 years.
"This trend is both alarming and
disheartening," he said. "These
people not only represent our
future, but are reflective of the
growing problem we are seeing at.
a younger age in lack of exercise
(in 1999, only one of five high
school students surveyed had
attended daily PE classes) and
poor nutrition among our adoles-
cent population." Brooks added
that in addition to helping them
remain fit, children need weight-
bearing exercise for normal skele-
tal development, and young
adults need such exercise to
achieve and maintain peak bone
mass.
Brooks cited the following tips
for parents:
o Set an example for your chil-
dren who need an active role
model. ',
SEmphasize participation in
physical activities that can be
enjoyed throughout life.
a Offer a diverse range of non-
competitive and competitive-
(sports) activities that are
appropriate for different ages
and abilities.
Giv6 young people the skills
.and confidence they need to be
physically active.
o Promote physical education as
an important subject in school.
Overweight and obesity are
major contributors to numerous
.preventable causes of death, with,
on average, higher body weights
being, associated with higher
death rates. In 1995, estimated
total national costs of $99 billion-
in medical cost and lost produc-
tivity, were attributed to obesity.


From Page 5
At the conclusion of their
remarks, Brooks, Overton and
Hill led Department of Health
employees on a 30-minute walk
around the complex. They walked
two laps around a 15 minute
course designed for employees to
use during breaks as part of
"Celebrate Health 2000", the
statewide employee wellness and
physical activity campaign.
For those interested in losing
weight, the Gulf County Health
Department offers the Diet Clinic
Program. also known as "Dr.
Sutton's Skinny Clinic". This is a
program designed by Dr. Carol
Sutton, Board Certified Family
Practitioner, to help individuals
"get to a weight where (they) feel
comfortable." The program is
based on a high protein, low 'car-
bohydrate diet plus exercise, and
is closely monitored with lab
tests. For more information or an
appointment,. contact the Gulf
County Health Department .at
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55 Alive/Mature Driving Program


The Port St Joe AARP is spon-
soring an A.A.R.P. 55
Alive/Mature Driving Program.
The program is a driver refresher
and an educational course for all
drivers 50 years of age. and older.
Every driver age 50 and over,
really should take this course.
There is nothing to lose but a.lit-
tle time, with an awful lot to gain.
There are no examinations, no


driving tests, and no chance of
losing your license.
This .highly effective, driver's
refresher course, approved and
encouraged by the state and fed-
eral governments, will be held at
the Senior Center located at 120
Library Street in Port St Joe, on
Tuesday & Wednesday, February
22nd & 23rd, from 9:00 a.m.. till


1:00 p.m., ET. To cover some of
the expenses a fee of $10.00 per
person, preferably in the form of a
check made out to A.A.R.P., will
be collected.
The purpose of the 55
Alive/Mature Driving course is to
reduce traffic accidents, violations
and fatalities for senior citizens
. and their loved ones. They want to
show senior drivers how to cope
with the age related physical
changes we are all faced with, how
to become .more aware of, and
handle, hazardous road and
weather conditions. They will
cover the new laws, highway signs
and road mniarkings, and the salfteh
aspect of during as to handle
the dangers of alcohol, medica-
tions, and the two in combination.
Also covered will be ways to avoid
the criminal while getting into, r
out of, arid while driving a car.
These are just a few of the topics.
covered, plus much much more.
Classes will be presented in'


two four-hour sessions over a
two-day period, instructed by a
fully trained AARP volunteer.
.Upon completion of the course, a
certificate will be issued to each
participant that probably mvill give
the certified person a discount on
their auto insurance. These cer-
tificates are good for three \e-arQ.
then the course must be taken
again.
Again, \ho r needs this
course?" According to all govern-
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reports, every driver over age 50
needs to.re-evaluate their abilities
,on the road Please don t be one
of those people who believe tlere
is nothing more to learn because
you have been driving for 40, 50
or 60 years. Millions of people that
have taken this course would
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reservation now since space is
limited. Call Hardy Stoaler, (850)
647-5911. Walk-ins welcome, (if
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Beyond Candy and Flowers


Baid of Gold Selling FSU Plaques


The Port St. Joe Concert Band
will be sealing Florida State
Semmnoles 1999 Natonal Cham-
pionship, plaques' from February
i14 until March 14. The plaques
will sell for $15 each and may be
ordered from any concert band


member.
For more information you
may contact Gail Zimmerman at
229-6805 or 229-6593; Mitchell
Bouington, band director at 229-
8251 or 227-3116; or Kim Lewis
at 227-1795.


Special Gits For Your Sweetheart!
Valentine's Day offers a
chance to express our love to spe-
cial people in our lives: sweet-
hearts, spouses, parents,
children, and friends. Traditional
gifts include a box of chocolates or
a bouquet of roses. But if your
sweetie is watching his/her
weight, those chocolates could
prove to be a burden. And
although flowers are beautiful,
they're not for everyone.
So, who not give something a
little different this Valentine's
Day? Here are a few suggestions..
Check this list, and pick a pre-
sent-or use 'the list as a starting
point to brainstorm an idea that's
perfect for your recipient.
Stay on the look-out for gifts
in unusual or seasonal market


places: annual art fairs, farmers'
markets (which often sell dried
flowers and fruits, as well as
homemade jams and jellies).
Personal "Gift of Time"
Certificates
Write out a pledge to wash'
your sweetheart's car, give him a
back rub, accompany her on a
favorite activity (shopping? visit-
ing the art gallery?) that you usu-
ally skip, or. to watch the kids
while they enjoy an evening out.
Say you're computer-savvy,. and
your love isn't but would like to
know more. Offer to help them get'
started.
Whatever you choose, the key
is to keep your recipient in mind.
The more personalized the gift,
the bigger the hit it will be.


Sunday morning a gruesome discovery was made when numerous
deer carcasses were found near a drainage canal on Madison Avenue,
east. of Garrison. Only portions of each of the animals had been
taken. Lt. Scott Hoffman of the Florida Wildlife Commission said foul
play was not suspected in the discovery, but it was certainly not a
proper place to dispose of the carcasses. ,


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ILLEGAL ACTIONS MOUNTING
George D. Thrasher, 37, is
currently being held at the Gulf
County Jail after being charged
on Wednesday, February 2nd,
with lewd and lascivious acts in
the presence of a child.
Through Port St. Joe Police
Department Officer Ross Yowell's
investigation, it was learned that
Thrasher had exposed himself to
a child under the age of five some-
time between June 27 and July 4,
1999. A warrant was obtained
and served by Sergeant Troy
Simmons.
Thrasher was peeping in the
window of a Port St. Joe residence
on July 15, 1999 and was arrest-
ed for loitering or prowling and
resisting arrest without violence
by Sergeant James Hersey.
Thrasher has been held in the
Gulf County Jail since July 16
1999, to answer to other pending
charges and violation of proba-
tion.
WON'T COMPLY TO TREATMENT
Arthur T. 'Addison, 42, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested on Friday,
February 4th, at approximately
1:10 p.m. by Officer Deborah
Everett on an active warrant for
violation of probation.
Addison was placed on proba-
tion on July 29, 1999 for aggra-
vated assault (a third degree
felony) in Bay County. He violated
his probation by failing to comply
with court orders to undergo drug
and alcohol evaluation and treat-
ment.
Addison was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail..

Sheriff's Beat

ODOROUS INFRACTION
On Friday, February 4th, Gulf
County Sheriffs Office Deputy
Richie Burkett stopped a vehicle
driven by Sildef Carpenter, Jr., of
Wewahitchka, for speeding on
Highway 22, near Creamer Road.
While speaking to the driver
about the traffic infraction;,
Deputy Burkett thought he
smelled burnt marijuana.
Carpenter gave his permission for
the deputy to search the vehicle,
and less than 20 grams-of mari-,
juana'was found.
Carpenter, 28,; was then
arrested and taken to the Gulf.
County Jail.
STROLLED INTO TROUBLE
When residents arrived at
their home on Sable Drive on the
Cape Friday, February 4th, they
thought someone was in the resi-
dence. They reportedly saw a fig-
ure leave the rear of the house as
they arrived.


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Deputy Burkett checked out
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to the scene. It was determined
that the person seen walking was
the same alleged suspect that
broke into the home.
Jerry .Watts, 42. of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for burglary and
is being held without: bond.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL .
Tuesday, February 1st-Earl
Williams, 41, B/M, of Port St. Joe,
failure to appear (re: possession of
less than 20 grams of marijuana
and criminal mischief); and
SJennifer Hardy,. 24, W/M, of
White City, worthless checks.
Saturday, February 5th-
Cheryl. Hilton, 34, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, driving under the
influence, driving while license
suspended ,or revoked, and pos-
s session: of marijuana; and
Corinna Kriniffin, 18, W/F, of
Mexico Beach, driving while
license suspended or revoked.
Sunday, February 6th-
Christian Lyons. 29, W/M. of Port
St. Joe. driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; and Alex
Castor, -21, B/M, of Kinard, fail-
ure to appear (re: burglary, strong
armed robbery, and aggravated
battery).
Mand"y, Februtary 7th--John
Hudson, 29, W/M. of Port St. Joe,
aggravated battery.
Tuesday,. February 8th--
Cheryl Hilton, 34. W/F. of Port St.'
Joe, violation of probation.,
SOMETHING SMELLS FUNNY
Cheryl' A.' Hilton, 34, of
:Wewahitchka, was arrested short-
ly after midnight on Sunday,
February 6th, by.Officer James
Stephens for driving under the.
influence, driving with a suspend-
ed or revoked license, and posses-
sion of cannabis (less that 20'
grams).
'The.officer observed the vehi-
cle being driven by Hilton travel-
ing at a high rate of speed (79
,m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h. speed zone)
and initiated a traffic stop.
Upon making contact with
Hilton, Stephens detected a
strong odor of an alcoholic bever-
age on her breath. When asked
for her driver's license, she told
--him that-they had beenr'suspend-
ed three weeks prior, for driving
under the influence.
Hilton was arrested for dri-
ving with suspended license and
driving under the influence. The
suspect was given a lawful test to
determine the alcohol content.of
her breath after being read
implied consent. The result of the
test was .175 and .187.,
Following transport. Officer
Stephens checked the back seat
area of his patrol car and found a
clear bag containing plant mater-
ial that appeared to be cannabis.
,A field test was performed to
determine if the plant material
was in fact cannabis, and the
result of the test was positive.
9 Hilton was booked into the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.


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time period, the Mexico Beach
Police Department answered '66
calls for service and investigated.
one theft. There were no reported
burglaries or assaults.
During this same period, the
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RECENT ARRESTS
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James Arthur McMillan, of'
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Patrolmen Scott Silver and Bill
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Wood
(From Page 1)
David Wood of Jacksonville and
Chris Maxwell of St. Joe Beach.
He has been very active in
Gulf County's civic organizations,
*currently acting as chairman of
'the Economic Development
Council, a member of the Port St.
Joe Lions Club (past president
and currently on its Board, of
Directors), and a member of the
School Readiness Coalition.
Also, Wood has served on the
Florida State University
,Foundation Board of Directors,
.based in Panama City, for two
years. In addition, he has been a
,volunteer as a Guardian Ad
Litem. a children's advocacy


16 Are Certified As


Correctional Ofifcers


Gulf Coast Community
College conducted certification
ceremonies, for Correctional
Officer Basic Standards Class 128
Thursday. January 20, at the
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St.
Joe.

Clinton Proposes
Fining Tobacco
Companies
As part of his budget pro-
posal, President Clinton has
called for fines against tobacco
companies if teen smoking isn't
dramatically reduced by 2004,
.The Washington Post reported',
February 4th.
Under the proposal, tobacco
companies would be fined'$3,000
for every smoker under 18 if
underage smoking is not reduced.
by 50 percent by 2004. The fines,
which could generate an esti-
mated $6 billion a year, would
remain In place until the 50 per-
cent goal is met.
"This $3,000 annual assess-
ment represents twice the lifetime
profits the industry is expected to
make from hooking teens on ciga-
rettes," a White House briefing
paper said. .'
Clintpn's budget proposal
also includes a 25-cents-per-pack
increase in the federal excise tax
on cigarettes, 'calls for state
Medicaid programs to pay for the
costs of prescription and nonpre- K
scription smoking-cessation I
drugs that are currently not cov- ,
ered. and requests more spending
on programs :to keep cigarettes '
away from minors.
"Our strong view is the
tobacco industry knows more
than anyone else on earth how to
addict young people to, tobacco,
and they're in a better .position
than anyone else to stop them in
the first place;" said Bruce N.
Reed, Clinton's top domestic pol-
icy adviser.
,The fine on tobacco compa-
nies revisits a' debate on how
much. tobacco companies should
be held accountable for the mil-
lions of Americans under 18 who
smoke cigarettes or use other
tobacco products.
The tobacco industry opposes
such penalties and pledged to
fight them In the U.S. Congress
and the courts if necessary.
U.S. Senate. Republicans
rejected a similar penalty in 19.98.
Last year, the Republican-led
Congress also rejected Clinton's
55-cents-per-pack increase in the
federal tax on cigarettes.
The president's latest pro-
posal may meet strong opposition
again. Senate Majority Leader
Trent Lott (R-Miss.) said the
$3,000 fine is a way for the
Clinton administration to .raise
taxes.. 'We all share the goals of
reducing, teen smoking, but the
knee-jerk reaction of this White
House is to raise taxes. There isn't
going to be a tax increase passed
by this Congress;" said John
Czwartacki, spokesman for Lott.
According to a recent national
survey, nearly: 35 percent of U.S.
high school students use tobacco
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every eight middle school stu-
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individuals for their completion of
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Bart Furey, Assistant
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County Sheriff, was 'the, guest
speaker.
.Completing; the 546 hour
course, and now qualified to take
the state examination for certifica-
tion as a Florida correctional offi-
cer, were: Tracy G. Browning,
Jamnie L. Burkett, Jr., Ervin H.
Byrd, Jr, Mark A. Crosby, Marilyn
R. Goodwin, Donald W. Guillot,
Randall R. Holden, Marc W.
Kelley, Elizabeth Montez Lee,. Lisa
M. Litton, Carolyn A. Miller,
James E. Rish, Betty A. Sims,
John Wayne Smith, Christopher
Lee Upchurch, and Jason. B.
Ward.
Special honors were pre-,
sented ,to Mark A. Crosby, winner
of the Charles A. Abbott award for
academic excellence, and to
James E. Rish as "Top Gun" for
the weapons, training course.
Donald W. Guillot was presented
a GCCC Certificate of
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class president.
Upon successful completion
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test, the graduates will be eligible
to work as correctional officers'
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group for the State of Florida. for
the past five years. .
"I believe that I have the edu-
cation and the experience with'
budgeting and management
issues to do a very good job as a
school board member," stated
Wood.

McKeithen
'(From Page 1)
Second, I would like to thank
the citizens of Gulf County for
your support during the past four
years. We, as a county, have man-
aged to work through- several
obstacles during this time and
have come out with our heads
held high and still proud to live in
Gulf County.
I humbly request your, sup-
port for the next four years and
ask your help in my bid for .re-
election. Together we can :contin-
ue to fight drugs and crime and
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2000 PAGE 11A


Port St. Joe School seniors and their parents were honored at "Senior Night."
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Girls End Their

Regular Season
9-0 In District
Port St. Joe 43, Blountstown 40
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
finished out the41999-2000 regu-
lar season with. a 43-40 victoryL
over,Blountstow which improved''
the Lady Sharks to 14-6 overall,
and'9-0 in District 3-2A. The Lady
Shaiks trailed the Tigers 29-28 at
the end 'of the third quarter, but
outscored Blountstown 15-11 in
the final quarter for the victory.
Three Lady Sharks, scored in
double-digits and had all of Port
St. Joe's points. Tynetta Towner
led the team with 18 points,
Courtney Lenox followed with 1:3,
and Bonnie Belin added 12 for the
Lady Sharks.
SIARKS 9 6 13 15 43
BWUNT. 6 10 13 11 40
PS,- Bonnie Belin 12; Courtney
Leniox 13, and Tynetta Towner 18.
BLOUNTSTOWN- Buchanon 2,
Brdown 8, Bates 24, Carrey 2, and
Kinig 4.

.ewahitchka 36, Munroe 52
SThe Wewahitchka Lady
Gators lost to R. F. Munroe 52-36
Thursday night in their final regu-
lar season game. .
'Muvnroe outscored the Lady
Gators 23-13 in the second quar-
ter of play to take a 29-15 lead
into halftime. The Lady Gators
were also outscored 23-21 in the
second half of play.
Lindsey Carter led Wewa-
hitchka with 15 points. Jessica
Cole followed with 10 for the Lady
Gators.
MUNROE 6 23 9 14 52
WEWA.--2,._a ,13LCLl~u_-.-=.A6
WEWA- Cerrelle Hanes 1, Jessi-
ca Cole 10, Lindsey Carter 15,
9 Judith Husband 5, and Shray
Gilbualt 5.
MUNROE- C. Murray 22, Carter
2, Bryant 16 VanLandingham 2,
Sheppard 3, S. Murray 2, Miller 1,
and Gay 4.

Eppinette
(From Page 1)
Eppinette received the FACA Li e
Membership Award for his out-
standing contribution to. high
school athletics and the coaching
profession.
In Coach Eppihette's 10 years
at Port St. Joe Higil School; he
holds an impressive .249-63
record. He has led the Tiger
Sharks to six straight Final-Four
appearances, five State Champi-
onships, and has a current streak,
of four in a row.
The Tiger Sharks' five state
championships tie Coach Epp-
inette with Miami Senior Coach
Shakey Rodriquez for the most
state titles won by a coach at the
same school. If Port St. Joe goes
on to win the Class 2A State
Championship this season, he will
break Rodriquez's record, and the
Tiger Sharks will: tie. Malone for
the most consecutive state bas-
ketball titles in history.
.Guests at the dinner and
induction were Dave and Eleanor
Lofgren of Clermont, Les Easter of
^ Chicago, Illinois, Phillip Eppinette
of Charleston, Illinois, Judy
Campbell of Port St. Joe, Joe
Williams from Orlando, Mike Her-
ring, from Tavares, and Kenny
Parker, Al and Mary Kay Carpen-
ter, and Steve and Donna Maxwell
of Port St. Joe.
"I share this great honor with
all the athletes, parents, commu-





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Six Tiger shark players and two varsity cheerleaders were honored before Friday night's game on
"Senior Night." Left to right are: Lance Larry, Travis Jenkins, Clay Smallwood, Alicia Sanders, Lisa
Rowan, Mosi Quinn, Dexter Gant and Kedrick Larry.,


Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe to Host

Pre-Season Baseball Classics Over Weekend


.,The Port St. Joe Sharks and
the Wewahitchka Gatojrs' openiAp ..
the 2000 season this weekend
wi th each team hosting a pre-sea-.
son classic. The PSJ Pre-Season
Classic sponsored by Wewahitch-
ka State Bank will held this
Thursday and Friday in Port St.
Joe. Blountstown will take on
:Apalachicola in the opener on

Girls'B.Ball District Tourn.
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stars ~exi wet. in wewa
The girls' basketball District
3-2A Tournament begins next
Wednesday night at 7:30' CT in
Wewahitchka. Wewahitchka (the
#5- seed) will play Apalachicola
(#4) in the first game of the tour-
nament on Wednesday night.
On Friday night, Port St. Joe
(#1) .will, play the winner of ,the
Wewahitchka/Apalachicola game'
at 6:00 CT. In the second game;,
Liberty County (#2) willU square off'
against Greensboro (#3) at 7:30
CT.
The winners of Friday night's
games will play Saturday' night at,
7:30 CT for the District 3-2A
Championship.

cities and coaches who made this
possible. It was a real eve opener
to visit the Florida Hall ol Fame
and to. see your picture in there
with all the great athletes and
coaches this state has produced."
said Eppinette.
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Thursday at 5:0O'ET, and Port St.'
Joe will face Carrabelle in' the
nightcap at" 7:00. The losers of
Thursday's gaines will' play at'
5:00 ET on Friday, and the win-
ners will play in the champi-
onship game at 7:00., :
Wewahitchka will host their
annual Preble- Rsh Pre-Season
Classic on Friday and Saturday.
North Florida Christian plays Cot-
tondale at 4:00 CT on Friday, and
the Gators will face Tallavana
"'TFifftitiF-iFthe nightcap at-BTO60.
. The losers of Friday's games will
play at 1:00 CT on Saturday and
the championship game will follow
at 3:00. ,
The Sharks return five
starters off last 'season's 23-10
team, that lost to North Florida
Christian in the "Elite-Eight"
round of the playoffs. Ryan
Stephens 1 .376, eight homeruns,
10 doubles. 34 RBI, 9-2 record on
the mound with 71 strikeouts and
a 4.09 ERA). Ashley Stephens (two
homeruns, 70 assists from short'-
stop and a 4-4 record on the
mound with a 3.41 ERA), Jacob
Tankerslev" (.330. two triples,. one
homerun and 14 RBI', Matt
Caswell (.279. four homeruns and
2.7 RBI). and Bryce Thomas who
platooned at first base 'and was a
designated hitter.
The Sharks return four more
players that contributed to last
year's team: Brett Jeffcoat, Koran.
Peters. Steve Lowrey and Adam
Harmm.
"We've got a few players still
nursing injuries, but if we get
healthy and develop some good
pitching we should be competitive
around here," said head coach
Buck Watford. "We've got to
replace the four players we lost'
that played a big part in last sea-
son's success: Matt Terry. Jim
Faison, James Daniels and Brett


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Tampa. Brandon Jones (,511 bat-
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Sharks Add Two More Wins to Th


Port St. Joe 81, Bay High 46
The top-ranked Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks blew out Bay High
81-46 on "Senior Night" Friday '
night in "the Dome." The Tiger
Sharks jumped out to a 40-20


lead by halftime, and outscored
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Wewahitchka 55, Munroe 52
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 11-11 overall on the
season with Thursday night's 55-
52 victory over R. F. Muntoe.
Derrick Williams led the .
Gators with 20 points.
Wewahitchka 55, Mosley 43
The Wewahitchka Gators
outscored Mosley 33-18 in the
second half of play to knock-off
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night's game. The Gators trailed,
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Derrick Williams led all scor-

Shoot-Out This Weekend
This Friday and Saturday the
Tiger Sharks will host the last of
this season's "Shoot-Outs." On
Friday at 5:30 ET, the JV team
will face Quincy Shanks JV fol-
lowed by Cottondale versus Quin-
cy at 7:00, and Port St. Joe versus
Niceville at 8:30. On Saturday at
7:00 Cottondale will' oppose
Niceville with .the #1 ranked Tiger
Sharks and #5 ranked Quincv
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"Hopefully these games will
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Pete Taunton followed .with 14
points for Gators (12-11).
MOSLEY 14 11 11 7 --43
GATORS 13 9 15 18 55
WEWA- Titus Pittman 5, Bran-
don Jones 9, Derrick Williams 20,
Pete Taunton 14, and Tim
Pittman 7.
MOSLEY- Bruinton 4, Lee 3,
Whitehead 17, Foster 2, Wells
Broxton 2, Morgan 11, .and Ten-
der 2.
Wewahitchka 70, Graceville 59
The ,Wewahitchka Gators
made 19 of 23 free-throws in the
fourth quarter 01 Monday night's
70-59 victory over Graceville. The
Gators improved their record to
13-11.
Derrick Williams led the
Gators with 17 points. P. J. Addi-
son followed with 13, Pete
Taunton had 12, and Brandon
Jones added .10 points for
Wewahitchka.

Boy's Basketball District
Tournament Begins Next
Tuesday in Blountstown
The boys' basketball District
4-2A Tournament begins next
Tuesday night in Blountstown.
The Wewahitchka Gators will face
.Carrabelle in the first game at
6:00 ET. Host Blountstown will
play Liberty County at 7:30.
Friday night's games will be
announced after Tuesday's out-
comes. The Tiger Sharks will play
Friday night in either the first or
second game. The championship
game will be Saturday night.
U.F. Gator Club
Winter Gathering
'The Panhandle Gator Club'
will hold its Winter Gator
Gathering a little earlier this year,
but it will be right after football
"signing" day, so it should get a
fresh perspective of the new Gator
recruits for the 2000 freshman
class. Gator assistant coach John
Hunt will be in Port St. Joe on
Saturday, February 12th at
Stiles-Brown, Community Center,
located at 120 Library Drive, in
Port St. Joe. Coach Hunt will be
the guest speaker for the evening
and will give the latest on what
should be another top 10 national
recruiting class.
This will be an oyster/BBQ
pork, informal dinner and pro-
gram with a question and answer
period to follow, so plan lto join
your Gator friends and make new
ones at this mid-winter
"Gathering of Gators."
Cost of the BBQ dinner/pro-
gramswill be $10 for adults and
$5 for kids under 12 and will
begin at 6:00 p.m., ET, for social
hour, followed by dinner/speaker
at 7:00 p.m., ET. To make reser-
vations call Wayne Parrish at 229-
7411 extension 222 during the
day or 647-8746 during the
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Kedrick Larry led the 25-1
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Arizona Chemical Celebrates Its 70th Birthday


On February 8, Arizona
Chemical, a company of
International Paper, celebrates
the 70th anniversary of its incor-
poration. In recognition of this
significant milestone, Arizona
Chemical would like to share
some of its history and back-
ground with employees, cus-
tomers, and its communities.
Its History
Arizona Chemical began in
1930 as a joint Venture between,
American 'Cyanamid. and
International Paper to mine salt-
cake in Cam. Verde, Arizona. By
1936, after the mine was closed,
Arizona Cherical began the pro-
cessing of tall oil and turpentine
as' co-products of papermaking.
The company located plants in
Panama City, and Springhill,
Louisiana.
In 1985. International Paper
acquired, full ownership of Arizona
Chemical,, providing papermaking
co-products. as one of the com-
pany's raw materials. 'With this


acquisition, Arizona Cnemical's
global growth strategy began, and
since 1986 the company has sig-
nificantly increased its number of
manufacturing locations through
acquisitions and mergers in the
U.S. and Europe. Five of these
additions were the result of the
1999 merger between
International Paper and Union
Camp. Arizona Chemical's global
market position continues to
increase through attention to
quality and reliability, environ-
mental stewardship, safety, prod-
uct innovation, and low cost
production. '
Present Day
Today, Arizona Chemical is a
leading producer of pine chemi-
cals for customers worldwide. Its
products are made from natural
and renewable resources, primar-'
ily from pine trees. Citrus. oils and
petroleum refining by-products
Share also used in the process.
Arizona Chemical products are a
valuable component in many


items that are used in business,
industry and homes.
Arizona Chemical employs
more than 2,000 people world-
wide and is globally ,headquar-
tered in Jacksonville. Florida
manufacturing locations include.
sites in Port St. Joe and Panama
City. Plants are also located in
Savannah and Valdosta, Georgia;
Oakdale, Louisiana; Picayune,
Mississippi; and Dover, Ohio, for a
total of eight U.S. facilities. In
Europe, Arizona Chemical has a
main office in Brussels, Belgium,
at Chester-le-Street, England:
Oulu and Valkeakoski, Finland:
Niort, France; Greaker, Norway:
and Sandaren, Sweden. In addi-
tion to the plant operations.
Arizona Chemical has research
and development capabilities in
Panama City, Savannah, and
Almer, the Netherlands, and a'
network of sales offices world-
wide, including afn office In Hong'
Kong.


Northside Tigers
On January 29th, the Northside Tigers boys' basketball team participated in a tournament
sponsored by the Quincy Recreation Center. The Tigers won six out of seven games, beating teams
from Panama City, Chipley, Midway, Chattahoochee, and two teams from Quincy. The Tigers
brought home the first place trophy as a result of the victories.
Team members shown above, from left, include: [seated on floor] James Walker and Kelly
Miller; [seated in chairs] Brandon Thomas, R. J. McGee, Ashton Larry, Sidney Harris, Kejuan Sims,
and T. C. Woullard; standingl Stanley Winfield, Kendrick Byrd, A. P. Peterson. Ricky Farmer, Trey
Register, Bo Lennox, Antonio Smiley, Victor Hamilton, Curtis Ray (Center Director), and Jeremiah
Riley.


Customer Focus
Arizona Chemical is proud to
'serve customers across the world.
The company is a leading, global
.supplier of pine chemicals for the
adhesives, inks and coatings,
lubricants, plastics and oleo-
chemicals markets, and supplies
fatty acids, rosins, terpenes, and
'their derivatives to a variety of
industries. Arizona Chemical
products are used to help make
inks and coatings, chewing gum,
fragrances, personal care items,
adhesives, plastics, household
cleaners, soaps, rubber products,
hydraulic fluids, roofing material
and much more.
Operational Excellence
Arizona Chemical has a
strong commitment to full compli-
ance with all environmental,
health, and safety laws and regu-
lations of al authorities where
operations are located. The com-
pany has adopted International
Paper's set of environmental.
health and safety principles, and
corresponding implementation
guidelines to help turn policies
into action. The company's goal Is
steady reductions in environmen-
tal impact and continuous
enhancement of environmental
performance through personal
, responsibility and involvement of
all employees. Arizona Chemical
also believes that all accidents are
' preventable and that an accident-
free workplace is achievable.
Additionally, the company is a
member of the Chemical
Manufacturers Association and
participates in its Responsible
Care program. Through this pro-
gram, member companies are
-committed to continually improv-
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safety efforts,' and engaging in

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Trey Register (left) and Bo
,'Lennox (right) were chosen as
tournament MVP's.


public dialogue regarding perfor-
mance. Arizona Chemical also has
a Community Advisory Council
(CAC) at each of its manufactur-
ing locations in the U.S. and at its
sites in England.

People Development
Arizona Chemical, an. equal
opportunity employer, relies on
qualified people dedicated to
teamwork, customer satisfaction,
the environment, safety and
world-class operations for prof-
itable growth and success. Most
employees 'come' to Arizona
Chemical from the communities
where operations are located, con-
tinually strengthening the ability
of the business to reach its objec-
tives to be a world-class company.


Corporate Citizenship
Arizona Chemical believes in
being the best kind of neighbor. In
the communities where employees
live and work, the company takes
an active role in demonstrating
the belief. Our employees volun-
teer countless hours of their time
to a large number of community
organizations and programs,
including education and student
mentoring, drug prevention,
scouting, coaching, and much
more, In the last five years,
Arizona Chemical and its employ-
ees in the U.S. have contributed
more than 8S1.5 million to schools,
colleges, libraries, the arts, envi-
ronmental awareness, and the
United Way. which Includes con-
tributions from the International
Paper Company Foundation.


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SFrom the Staff and Students at




SGdlf County's


Elementary, Middle and High School Edaucation Facilities '


LPHIN NEWS
FROM.,
PORTST. JOE
c-MENTARY SCHOOL.'


Recently, the fourth grade
classes of WES had the opportu-
nity of a lifetime. After working
hard to raise the funds, they went
on an overnight .trip to Space .
Camp at the Kennedy. Space
Center.
'Highlights of the trip included
an IMAX movie, rocket construc-
tion and launch riding simula-
tors, and many other science-pri-
ented activities. It's with great
pleasure that this week's column
is turned over to the fourth grade
students for a first-hand report.









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Gayla Williamson tries out
the gravity wall to experience
the feeling of zero gravity:.
"My trip to Space Camp was
out of this galaxy. I got to go on
simulators just like a real astro-
nauit. When I went on the moon
walk simulator I got stuck in mid-


1999.-2000
Welcome to another exciting
week at Port St. Joe. High School.
Parents, please remember that in
order to excuse an absence, an
excuse note needs to be turned in
'to the office within five days of the
student's return. '
All tenth graders .will be taking
the FCAT February 15th, 16, and
17th. PSJ High invites all parents
to the first annual FCAT
Night on 'Thursday.
February 10th at 7:.00.
The evening's, activi- '.,
ties will be fun and infor- .-.
mative for parents, espe- .
cially for the parents of '
the current tenth
graders.
Also, Middle School
FCAT Night will be coor-
dinated with the high
school's event. Activities
for the' evening include
an 'informative session
about the FCAT test, a presenta-
tion by the school's BEST team,
and parent participation in short
FCAT testing sessions. The festivi-
ties will also include refreshments
and door prizes.
As you know, Valentine's Day
is. quickly approaching. All
Valentines sent to students will be
delivered at the end of the day to
avoid distractions inm the class-
room. Also, Valentine pictures will
be taken February 11th. The cost
will be $10 dollars a person.,
Seniors, please get your
Federal Aid Forms in as soon as
possible.
Also seniors,. if you ever par-
ticipated. in the Dixie baseball
league, be sure to see a guidance
counselor or Coach Gannon
TODAY for an application for a
$2,000 scholarship! The postmark
deadline is March 1st.
SThe seniors voted on "Senior
Favorites" this week; the results
were as follows:


Brittany Wood "kicks back"


air and I felt like I was., floating
away. When they put a weight
pack on me, I felt like I was falling
and I felt like I was a comet hurl-
ing towards Earth.
When I was in the interactive
center, I got on the Mars-Walk
ride and was driving. My teacher
thought I was a reckless. 'drive;:.
When I saw the 3-D movie I got a
lot of'dust in my face and got hit
in the 'head by a couple of
300,000 pound meteors.
Those are all,the fun things I
did at Space Camp. Trust me-I
had light years of fun."
By: Michael Millergren
: ,had the most exciting vaca--
tion this year. It-was the best
vacation I have ever had because
I went to Space Camp. I rode the
Multi-Axis anid I got to control it.
We got to go to the museum
called the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
We got to eat some Ice cream
called Space Dots, but it did not
taste too good. I saw a rocket they
used to take to space. I even saw
Apollo VIII; it was kind of weird.
We got to see a 3-D movie
about space. We, also ,got to see
the inside of a rocket arid the con-
trol system. We .got to see some
astronauts' suits. I had. so much
fun at space camp."
By: Joey Collins
S "Have you ever been to Sjpace
,Camp? I have. It was fantastic.
one reason I had a great time is
because of the friends that were
in my group and my captain was
cool. He had brown hair and
brown eyes. He was tall' and said
his name was Arian. He said he
been working at Space Camp for 'a
.year.
The second reason I had a


"Most Likely To Succeed"--
,Clay Smallwood and Erica Ailes.
,."Most Spirited"-Ricky Lam-
berson and Julie Lanford.
S.,"Most Humorous"-Brooks
Adkison and Mary HarngOn.
"Most Athletic"-Dexter Gant
and Lacey Johnson.
"Most., Friendly"-John Wel-
born and Alicia Christie.
'"BAt Smile"-Stephen Lowrey
and Nicole Smilh. ,,.e,
"Best -Dressed"-
Brandon Williams and
Nicole Smith.
"Mr. and Mrs. PSJ
S High"-Biett Parker
and Lacey Johnson.
Congratulations to
the boys' basketball
team for its victory' over
Bay High Friday night.
The Tiger Sharks
travel to' play Ruther-
ford on Tuesday and
.will. .host. Niceville on
Friday and Quincy Shanks on
Saturday in "The Dome." Come
out and support the defending
state champions.
The_ girls' basketball, team
starts its district tournament this
week in Wewa. They will play
Friday against the winner of the
Wewa/Apalachicola game, and
possibly Saturday against the win-
ner of Bristol/Greensboro game.
Good luck, Lady Sharks.
The 'Sharks baseball team
kicks off its season February 10th
and 1th in the PSJ Pre-Season
Classic sponsored by Wewa State
Bank. Game times are 5:00 and
7:00 p.m., each day.
Three teams have been invited
to participate in the pre-season
tournament.: Port St. Joe -will play
Thursday vs. Carrabelle and will
play either Wewa or Blountstown
on Friday.
I hope you have a great week
and a happy Valentine's Day.- It's
been real. '


in a model of the lunar module.


fantastic time is because or the *'
gravity ride. They had to strap me
in a seat. I had to climb, up some
bars. The last'thlng I liked about-,
Space Camp is because I got to '.
ride a space shuttle. It felt like it
was going to the moon but we did- ,
n't. -
We Watched a movie about-'"
space. In' the movie, the shuttle
shook and our seats shook so
hard it knocked me out of my
seat. Also, I liked who I bunked
with, my best friend Heather
Davis. There are 'many other
things I liked about my trip.
By: Kayla Hall
"Students Of he Month" ,
Congratulations to the follow-v '.
inTg young people who were cho-
sen as our January "Students of,
the Month":
Pre-K-Cheyenne Peterson.
Kindergarten-Scout Flowers,
Tyler Whitten, J.iD. Strickland,
and Shoshonie Rhames.,
First Grade-April Wimberley,
Randy Hightower, Shelby Hardin, .
and Alicia Allison.
Second Grade-Kaleb Price,
Dylan Peterson, and Chris Peak.
Third Grade-Chelsey. Pettis,
Rebecca Barnes, Willie Alfred,
and Gage Davidson.
Fourth Grade--Josh 'Sandlin, '
Hali -Hardei, Tyler -Bush, and-' ,f
Jessica Clark .
Fifth Grade-Andrew Taylor, "'
Terrance Hand, Dee Baker and
Brad Udell. .
Sixth Grade-Deborah Neel,
Kory Bidwell, Cecily Myers, and
Megan Crutchfleld.


From the Principal of

Wpw ahitchka ,


"Teacher 'Of The Year"
Congratulations to Jo Ann
Raffield, Port St. Joe Elementary
School's "Teacher of the Year."
Free Parent Training '
Life Management Center of
Northwest Florida is offering par-
ent training classes free to the
public'on Saturday, February 12.
Classes will be ,held on;
Saturday mornings from 9:00 to
10:30 a.m. between William's and
Long Avenue in Port St. Joe. Class'
size is limited', so please call 227-'
1145 for seating availability.
Donation Needed
The kindergarten is in need of
a refrigerator. If you have one to.
donate, please contact Krisy
Gentry at 227-1221.,
Progress Reports
Progress reports were. sent .
home on Tuesday, February 8. If
you would like to schedule a par-
ent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Valentine's Day Deliveries
Parents planning to- send
.-Valentine's Day flowers should
ask their florist to deliver them to
your Valentine's home- Any deliv-
eries made to the school should
include child's name and
teacher's name. Also, balloons
and glass containers, are not
allowed on school buses.,
FCAT News For Grade 4
FCAT will be given to grade
four students in 'two parts: the
first part in February 2000, and.
the second part in March 2000.
Reading and writing tests
that measure the Sunshine State
Standards will be given on
'February 15, 16, and'17.
Norm-referenced reading and,
mathematics, tests, as well as a
'-ihthemritic test that measures
Inthe, Sunshine State Standards.'
-will be. given in March.
FCAT News For Grade 5
On .February 16 and 17,
grade five students take FCAT
mathematics tests. In March,


Many people, including this a 'The mix of fun and academics
writer, have said recently that it is is an unbeatable combination in
hard to imagine that we are so far' the educational setting. We have
along in this year-calendar or ,been playing hard, and nfow it's
academic. Perhaps a pause to time to work. Let's go, Gators, and
reflect is in order, especially since A'J'4h tackle those FCATsl '."'
Wewvahitchka Junlir/Se'nior High ," Academically, we are looking
School was in the. spotlight at .the ; to improve on our B and: C grades-
last school board meeting. for our junior high and senior
high schools, respectively. We are
Not only was the meeting held-" -curre'ftly preparing for the FCAT
in the. Media Center at WHS, but tests that begin on February
also we had 'the.. chance, ,to. '' 1.4th. The administration and
expound upon the numerous local pastors will be preparing
superlatives we have enjoyed thus, .:, breakfast each day for the stu-
far this year.' What follows is a, ".dents taking the tests. (Thanks,
brief summary of some of the. friends, for your helpl.
highlights shared with the board. Assemblies have been fre-
A quick look at our calendar quent, either through special
will then follow. If there is a ques- schedules or our newly created
tion about any information, be TGIF. We have had programs of a
sure to call the school at 639- serious nature-like teen violence
2228. and our upcoming FCAT 'tests-
Did you know that there are '. and we have had some old-fash-
412 students., enrolled in grades ioned fun.
seven to 12? We have 32 teachers Most recently this has been
and two administrators. Many demonstrated by our .,Laser
support personnel round boft our V. Vaudeville presentation. This
family. unique three-person act was per-
Our athletic _department.' formed for our students during
enjoyed many victories this past the day and the community in the
sports seasons. Whether we are evening on 2/7/00. What a great
talking about the football team's '. show-and it was subsidized by a
7-3 record; the cross country grant from the Cultural Affairs
.team's great state finish, or the Office.
recent basketball, victory, over After school time is very
Mosley, we see an upswing in, ; important t'o young people.
accomplishments and sportsman- Therefore, we .have tried to pro-
ship. vide some academically oriented
As we look ahead, it is diffi- organizations for our students.
cult to get past the event of next Technology Student Associa-
week. In many ways, it is the most tifon, Mock Trial, Drama,
important week of the year. The Academic Team, Odyssey of the
future of our students and our .Mind, and SWAT are what we are
school are influenced greatly by currently offering. Discussion is
these tests. underway for SADD.
We must be aboe must be above the state We have weekly and monthly
criteria of 95% to be considered recognized our junior high stu-
for an above average grade. dents. This past week for example
Parents and students especially, the seonored Courtime this yey Marti. And we-for
please do your very best on th he second time this year. And we
tests and on the requirement of also bestowed "Student of the
.qu Month" honors on Courtne
being here. Thank you for your
cooperation. See WHS on page 3


grade five' 'students take :FOAT.,
reading and mathematics'tests.
School Holiday
School will riot 'be held ori '
Monday, February 21.' '
Testin .


School News

By: A4li McKeithn
" if


Students in 'Rindergarten .
through fifth grades will be test- Welcome back'to' the Port St.'
ing during the week of March 6th Joe Middle School news. for the.,
to 9th. week of February 10th to 16th.
Spring Break "Sttidents. If' you want 'a:
School will not be held March Valentine's buddy shot, don't for-:
13th to 17th. Happv, Spring get to turn .ln'your 'form to thLie..
Break! office by T)iursday.'You \vill pay
P.E. Wellness Tip of the Week for them when you have your pic-
"The Most Important ture takn.
"Meal Of The Da On February 3th. progress
B Meal Of The mDa" '. reports went home. ,
Breakfast is the most impor- Students. SGA' l be selling
tant meal of the day because of Heart-Grs. Tore b school an
the Iollowing reasons: Headuring.r"'lih. hev.are onh 50-.
,Our bodies have been 10 to, cents, and-''ll'be delivered during : -
12 hours since the last meal. the Valep.tin's .Dance. Purchase"
*Breakfast helps start the da one .6r' that, 'special someone in
off right. It gives us energy ior the your fe!
day, Congratulations' to the
*Breakfast. makes us more "Studerqds.Qf.,the Week": eighth
alert and attentive, grade. Jos'h ''Duty and Molly..
*Breakfast gets the creauve Garrett; arid seventh. Ryan Craig'
juices flowing., : "". r"?' : and Caroline Capps
*Breakfast gives us strength The following students were
and endurance throughout the' .....reeognized for, their, outstanding-,
morning. ,W .;' '.work in the Accelerated Reading
Here are several ideas that program:'Elizabeth Gibson, Bran-
you may want to try for a hearty don Stitt. Henry Kirby, Danielle
breakfast .' Krasniqi., Misty Tomlinson, .and
*Waffles with strawberry top- Jennifer Craig.
ping served with milk or juice. And speaking of the
IWhole wheat bread topped Accelerated Reading program,
*Whole wheat bread topped Mrs. Witten' has agreed to slide
with either peanut butter, jelly or into jello and whipped cream. We'
c r e a m c h e e s e ... ,a .... n + ,- .
r i inv. thi, i a.pnt t n Jnn


*Scrambled eggs w
served with juice or milk
*Bagels with a slice
and apple juice.
*Soft taco with refri
served with juice.. ,,
*Grilled ham- and
sandwich andorange jui
*Sliced of pizza top
vegetables served with ju
*Your favorite cer
sliced bananas.


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GULF COUNTY SCHC
FEBRUARY 14-18,
MONDAY-Burrito, Lettuc
to. Fresh Banana, lello wf
Cornbread, and Milk. o
Salad Meal.
TUESDAY-Salisbury Steal
Baked Potato, Green
Peaches, Roll, Chocolate
and Milk, or Chefs Salad
WEDNESDAY-C--hicken Pa
Hash Brown Patty,; Relis
Fruit Crisp,. and. Milk, o
Salad Meal.
THURSDAY-Hatn & Chee
Greens, Pineapple Cubes
late Cake, and Milk,.or Che
Meal.
FRIDAY-Sausage Pizzga,
Salad,,' Pears, Breadc
w/Dressing, and Milk, o
Salad.
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANG[
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PR(
AND/OR COMMODITY



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News Column
Faith Christian


In last week's column
out Ryan Brown's name
the students participating
choral reading for the
Chapel Program.
In addition, we,
remind our students and
not to forget to look at tl
pink prayer calendar f
reminders to pray and g
way they can be a part oi
reach effort to boys and
the Pacific Islands.
Several of our stude
winners in the Daughte
American Revolution
Contest. In grade eight
Smith came in first, p
Rachel Bixler was second
In grade seven the
was Jeffrey Pitts; Kayla \


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Beans, ,


SWill eoyUV .-Ln LCrealt as soon asL l
1,500 AR books are 'r-ead' and
'tests-'are 'successfully passed by'
the student body of Port St. Joe
Middle School. Let's get reading,
for' this is a sight we've got to see!
Parents don't forget to c9me
t reF'ATiN',t February o10ni'at
--:660-p.rtl.-Eighth-A rade students
will be taldng the Flonda Writes
on February 15. On February 17
and 17. they will be taking FCAT
math and reading.
Make sure, students, that you
get a good .night's sleep before
each test and eat breakfast each
mornMig. I would like to wish all"'
eighth graders good luck oh this
test!
Don't forget. yearbook infor-
mation has to be returned ,,by.,
Friday to. the AA advisor. Now-.
here's v'our question for the weekN "
Why do we drive. .on iarkways, -:
and park on driveways?


Pudding, second, and Jam ie Davis was ,
Meal. third. Ronnie Brown placed sec-
atty/Bun, ond in grade fie.
sh Plate, The assignment this year was
ir Chefs .to write an obituary for George
-Washington... ,-The students
ese Bake, enjoyed a review of the life of our
Choco- first president and. pent a lot of
epfs 5alId- time in research and in putting
..... ... the -iriforatfion fito -the 'form'"
.. required:-We-are, proud-of these,
T ossed 'students and their awards .
cks Nineteen 'Students from.
)r Chefs ,.grades five through eight enjoyed
a field 'tiip to see a play in Fort,
E DUE TO .Walton Beach last week.
)ES Th performance, "Grea
Scientists Through the. Ages, A
Journey of Discovery," featured
men and women. of science such
as Albert Einstein, Aristotle, Sir
I., Iaac, .ewton, Antoine Lavoisier,
Sarie Curfe'. George Washington
. Carver, and Robert.-Goddard.
TA, The .play,, centered, around a..
i ...young girl's..search.for. the three.-
7 7 : :.secrets to scientific discovery.
in With the help of'these scientists
from the past, she found the
School secrets t dbe imagination, obse;r
nation, and experimentation; and.
in. all three, perseverance was the
we left key that unlocked the ddors t'Q
a, we left new discoveries..
as one of ..... i ,
agsiothe of "tents.and teachers accom,
Missions paying the- group were, Mazie
M ss ... Stone,, Sondra Ballew, Jimn Davis;
and Bill Taylor. Is
waparntts 'Paith'Christian is planning to
e brihts.. have a garage sale on March 11 at
heFor right 1301 Long Avenue. If you would
for. daThis like to donate items to sell,; please', i;
f fhe. call the officee at.229-6706. We will
Sgirlt of be selling furniture, odds and
ends, dishes, and collectibles.
nts were Wearable clean children's,clothing. i
nts of the is wantedd' but no adul('clothing:.
S.Essoay t will be sold.,
t, Ashley
lace and

winner "Sci
Wilev was


pr Aet T.Le High. hlSchool,
By: Brett Parker by Dr. Bill Truby ,


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2000 PAGE 3B


This past weekend the Port
St. Joe High School NJROTC .unit
travelled to Pensacola Naval Air
Station to compete in the Ninth
Annual Pensacola NJROTC Field
Meet.
.The field meet is sponsored by,
the Chief of Naval Education and,
Training's NJROTC Area Seven
/ Manager. It is conducted through
the volunteer efforts of personnel
from the Pensacola NAS and
Naval Aviationt Schools Com-
mand. ..
Thirteen high schools from
Florida, Georgia and Alabama
were there to vie for unit and indi-
vidual awards in military preci-
sion, physical fitness, and acade-
mfc excellence.
In the academic competition,
each school chose five cadets to
take a50 question exam that test-


God's
/Ove
is
higher
than
the
heavens

51


Cadets Are 1,,2

In Academic

Competition
ed their knowledge of military sci-
ence, history, geography, naviga-
tion, astronomy, and seaman-
ship.
Receiving a medal for achiev-
ing the highest test score was
cadet LtCdr. Joshua McCulley,
the commanding officer of the
Port St. Joe unit. The second
place medal was awarded to Port
St. Joe's executive officer, cadet.
Lt.Tyler Lane. Gulf County is very
proud. of these two fine cadet,
leaders.
The annual field meet is a
required event for all high school'
naval ROTC units.
The Pensacola meet featured
units from Woodham High School,
Pine Forest High School, Wash-
ington High School, Escambia
High School, Milton High School,
Pace High School, Northview High


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port 5t. 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.m.
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


School, Ocala Vanguard High .. -
School, Robertsdale, Alabama & I,' i rW'
High School, Orange Par 'High' *" I I /
School, Port Charlotte High
School, Henry County, deorgia '
ES and Port St. Joe High School. A.TXlu W
The overall first'place dinner ..
aLt this year's competition was First Place is
Ocala Vanguard; second place tered health pr
was Orange Park High School; emphasizes Bible s
and third place was Henry County j memory, prayer
High School. while following a
Span. Theprogram
help participants f
Christ "first place" i
life.


from pg.2
Hoover-our first high school stu-.
dent to be so recognized.
We have had many changes
within and out of our facility.
Most recently we have added a
new dugout for our softball team
and a new fence for our baseball
field., We are anticipating further
improvements inside as.we. final-
ize the spending of our,.LCI funds
in the gym.
We have. devoted space over
the past, few months to many stu-
dents who have earned recogni-
tion or awards in a variety of
endeavors. To avoid an oversight,
let it be said simply and with
much emotion: our kids are gteatl
They respond to opportunity and
challenge with delight and suc-
cess. We e proud of youl

Valentine Bake Sale
The Beach Baptist Ladies
Auxiliary will be hosting a
Valentine Bake Sale on Saturday,
February 12th,. from 9:00 until
12:0,0 a.m. on Reid. Avenue in Port
St. Joe. They will be selling cakes,
cookies, and candies.


There will be
program held
February 13, at 4:(
the First Baptis
Wewahitchka fell
Everyone is welcome
orientation.
If you need fu
tion about the pr
call Sandie Eubani
or First Baptist
Wewahitchka at 63
The ultimate
Place is for member
Sa .morF abundant
becomes Lord of
mental, emotional

Marriage]
S Beach. Baptist
have a, special Ma
service this Sunday
at 11:00 a.m., ET.
couple who would
their wedding vi
'please -feel welcome
participate in this
rating God's gift of
Certificates will
each couple who
wedding vows. For
tion please call 769


T inUlt


Justice

In Psalm 101:1 we find, "I will
sing of loyalty and justice to thee,
0 Tord, I will sing," People like
music and like to sing. Our theol-
Oliver F. Taylor ogy is often expressed in music.
Visitation Minister, First Musical instruments, choir pre-
United Methodist Church sentations, solos, responses, and
congregational singing are all a part of worship. We sing
about our relationship with God.
I knew an older minister who; used'to say,' "We sing1
better'theology thanwe practice." We do sing with great`
enthusiasm. From this word the "en" means filled with,
"theos" comes from the root word meaning God.
Enthusiasm simply means being filled with God's spirit.
That's what Chrisiianity is about, as we sing of loyal-
ty and justice. We need to practice the kind of theology
we sing. Sometimes we sing with great enthusiasm, but
let it slip away when the music is over. When we go to
church and receive God's blessing, let us go forth int6d
the world singing God's praises.,


"yA Port of Victory"

st C rck of Ne hazaciene
220. LoI9 Avenue or 5$+.J oe, Flor.iJi %32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ...................... 10 .m. Give un, o lhe Lord lfle glory
Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. due His nam&e, ,woshp tle
Sunday Evening Worship ... ..... 6 p.m. Lord ;i the beauty of holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29:2

\\/ Th friendly place to worship!'

'' First Baptist Church
SMexico Beach Jim Dav'is, Pastor
S SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
I '. Worship -. Sunday at 1000 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
SBible Study' Sundays at 9:00 a.-i (all ages
'. wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central .
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexiko Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776

^^^^^^ EVERYO^ N E WEL^^COTMEN^^^^^^


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Port St. Joe

10:30 Sundoy Morning Aplachicol... E1 11 W ...Panama City
7:00 Wednesday Evening Rid
71 Reid Ave.
Pastors Andrew & Cathy. Rutherford Family ufa church
Rhama Bible Training Center graduates V
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe .. ewahitchka


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
11 ,' ,3 .6,luhmbus.St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP -11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is lthe man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join u in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols "Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning.our bus ministry, please call 647-5026- -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenuei Port St. Joe ,
Church Office .27-1493
Sunday School . . .; 9:45a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .. ....... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday. Evening Service .. .. ... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, .. . .. ..... ... 7:00 p.m.
S We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of. Pentecost With Us


,First United Methodist Church
11.1 North 22hd Street '* Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Sunday Worship Services:
Traditonal........................ 9:00 a.m., CT
I Contemporary .....................:.. 1 1:00 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 apm. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday,


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Biox .758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

2J Come and Be Blessed! K
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ........................... ......10 a.m.
Morning Service ............................................ 11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ........................... ........ ..... 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship. ............,....................7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor


Place Program

;wa 1st Baptist

a Christ-cen- areas of their lives. Weekly meept-
ogram which ings offer instruction, encourage-
tudy, scripture ment and support to help
and exercise, accomplish this goal.
healthy eating
is designed, to ao
cuson giving inOrlSG is t-
in every areaof Porter T Appear

an orientation inArea UMC's
on Sunday,
00 p.m.. CT, at, Comedian ventriloquis
t Church of recording artist Susan Gift-Porter,
lowship hall. will bring her characters Phineas
ie to attend the T. Buzzard, Sam, and Forest
Stump to life Sunday, February
rather informa-. 20, at 6:30 p.m., in, First
program. please Methodist Church of Panama
ks at 639-5164 City.
Church of The program is free and open
9-2789. to children four years old and up.
goal of First A nursery will be provided for chil-
rs to experience dren three and under.
life, as Christ Gift-Porter will- offer a new
the spiritual, program Monday, February 21, at
and physical 6:30 p.m. In St. Andrew Methodist
Church; and another Tuesday,
.- February 22, at 6:30 p.ip. at
ReV1Val Forest Park Methodist Church.'
tChapel will All of the performances wiil
-rrlage Revival blend jokes, stories, songs,. anid
'February 13 instruments for an exciting pro-
Any married gram with uplifting messages fo6r
like to have children.
ows renewed
e to come and Go pel Sing
service cele- CucSi
r marriage. The Free Spirit Communit-,
I be issued to. Church located on Jerrett Daniels
renews their Road will be hosting a gospel
more informa- singing on Saturday, Feburary.12,
)-8725. at 6:30 p.m., CT. Pastor Bill Blake
invites everyone to go and join
them. Refreshment will be served.

and '


Susan Gift-Porter


A Letter In
Memory of .,j
Lora Irene
Ramsey
February 3, 2000
Lora, I am
sad b ause t',
aren't here tO -_llllIe
and luiih and exchange
memories of yesteryear.
I miss you; our friendship was pre-
civis -and I treasured it these many
years. Your lea i'in can't erase theplea-
,sure iwour iriend Ihi' did give. Time
can't destroy its beauty as long ias I
live.
Your love for each one was deep
and true, T ejnoucd your tales ofhappy
memoriess and trI'd recollections, too.
I made .in id painting from the
beautifil1 picture you loaned me;,' Il
cherish it until eternity
Over our beautiful mountains you.
have s5fl Ii g"One into the armin of Jesus,
where o ur t elo E
Your.friend Edna Butler


"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Roman. 16:16

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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
',S CHURCH A
CHURCH Sixteenth Street"

508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 s ...
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. a
Adult School . . 11 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Young Children .
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Coslin Sr Blvd.


. [,First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE -
S, Allen Welborn Buddy Casweli
Pastor Minister of Music'& Youth
Sunday School .... ..... ... .. ..... 9:45 am
Worship Service .. .......... ... 11:00g am
S'Disciple Training .... ..... ........ 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ..... ......... ..7:00 pmi
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" ,

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

FAITH BIBLE1 CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
rRe v. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ...... . ...10:00 a.m.
.1 M r MorririgService . .. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .. ... . 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .. .. 7:00 p.m.

SHome of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


R U T Constitution andI Monument
4. Port St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday School ... ......... .9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
(850), 227-1724 .


Rev. Jesse' Evans
< PASTOR


Methodist Youth
Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship . . 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.


Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's Director j


r Bace aptist Chu

BUT TMOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL 50AR ON
.WINGS., LIKE EAGLE ISAIAH 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.mpnd. pau..
..Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


CHURCH OF CHRIST
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2000


Students Shared A Valentine
In January, VFW Post #10069 Auxiliary members Catherine
Kennedy asked the elementary students at Faith Christian
School and Port St. Joe Elementary School to make valentines
for the veterans.
The valentines were taken to the VA Medical Center in Lake
City by two post members, Jr. Vice Dick Seefeldt and "Barney"
Watson. They gave them to Fay Barkett, Commander, Orange
Park Post #373, who is the VAVS representative at Lake City VA,
and Ronald W. Joyner, Chief, Voluntary Section Community
Resources Service at Lake City VA.
Shown in the photo above displaying some of the valentines
are auxiliary members of the John C, Gainous VFW Post # 10069
Shirl DeLon, Brenda Sampson, Arnetta Henderson, and Margaret
Barker. ,


Central Asset Accounts Can Put



All Your Funds To Work For You


By: Andy Wilkinson,
Financial Advisor
One of the most useful inno-



FHP License and

Vehicle Checkpoints

The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from February- 11th
through 17th on SR-69 near CR-
274, CR-22 near CR-22-A, and
SR-71 near Chipola Street.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by detective
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-e
late the driver license laWs of
Florida.'
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of. all
motorists.


PUBLIC NOTICES


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, ,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: -ESTATE OF
HUBERT STRIPLING, File Number: 99-70
Deceased. Division: Probate
NOT-ICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of HUBERT
STRIPLING, deceased. File Number 99-70 is pending
In Ihe C rcuil CCun r.r Calf Count' Florida. Probate
Dii'onr. the ,.mar,.- l. udKih i Gulf County
Co.urth'i.ie, 1(X' Fifth Street Porn St. Joe, Florida
32456. The names and addresses c-" the persona
representative and the personal rFre.r, iri. u.A-
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED,
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will. the qualifications of the personal represen-
Stative, venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court are
'required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OE -Ei.'.3CE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All.creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-'
in three (3) months after the date of the first publi-
S a.u,'n -A iLra ..ue- rilu_.. tf'e ie h lr ldamim i 1Ln m i;
Cr.u't '.T.TRIN THE LATER OF THREE 131 MONTHS.
AFTER TlE DATE OF T-HE FIR-T FLiBLICh:ITlON OF'
THIS Ni'JTICE OR THIRn ITYll AYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SER'.I1CE OF A COF: OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
Ssons having claims or demands against the 'dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL. CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 3, 2000.
personal Representatives:
Cecil Barton
1950 Barton Rd.
Westville, FL 32464
Joseph Barton
1004 S. Deere Street
Geneva, AL 36340
Attorney for Pcrnonral epreenrau %
Charle; A C,..-un
Post C'r'ice B.: ,% .
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 .
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
2tc. February 3 and 10, 2000.
IN THE CIRCLUT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROB,-TE DilXSION
IN RE, ESTATE COF
-RAit.OND FAIi-H, File riu-,t.b r .00-0004
Deceased. Division: Probate
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Tr'e .ad-lTnirr.,uan .,j the etatUe o1i RAY.
IrIOND PARISH ,]'.,:e_:d File Number I C0004. 1i.
p*eridinrgLr ir, e Cirau CoJn l'f.r Gull 'counr
flonaJ PrCiir Di -sihn. ube jdijti5 ,1i" of ni:h 1i
C.il C,:.iUnr. Counj-ricu'- li00) Filth Sueet Fort St
.ioe FI,:nda 32456. Tre r.imer- 1and addre e l i the
perondl repcea en-iLau e -rid Lire p r::.rn f ,prc;en.
LaUt ';M. 5 l:'orTe,.'e i[ lortI- belA
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT i
All persons on whom this notice is seed
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will. the qualifications of the personal represen-
tative. venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-
in three (3) months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS"
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION.OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS .AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is


February 3,;2000.
F'Peronal Repre senLaLives:
Lisa Pewu
SPo i Ollice Brx 416 .
Weahitchka FL 32465
Bobb Adamsn- 5," ''-' .
10450 High''ay 71
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: .(850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
2ic. F'briua.y 3 and 10, 2000.
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS. HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of Port St, Joe, Florida, at Its
meeting on the 15th day of February, 2000 at 6:00
p.m., in the Commission Chamber, Port St. Joe,
Florida will consider an Ordinance with the follow-
ing title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PORTIONS OF
ORDINANCE NO. 288, THE LAND DEVEL-
OPMENT REGULATION CODE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATI. "
And ar Iti-. peci'Il cieur on n March 7, 2000 at 6:00
p rr in hth, C,)orr=i,.jn Chinber will consider for
final dopuon the ab.j'e rnenuurnea ordinance.
All interested parues are inrued to attend and
be'ieard Copies o*i said Ordinance are on file at the
office of the City Clerk and may be inspected by the
public dunng normal aorkmng hours
CIT 'COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BY: Frank Pate, Jr.
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
2tc., February 3 and 10. 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH.
'JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 00-0011-CP
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
SARAH LUCY KERR.

Deceased.
; NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION o1 the Estate of
SARAH LUCY KERR. decei--ed. File Number 00-
0011-CF, is pending ir, the Circuit Court for Gulf
County; Florida. Probate Division, the address of
which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division,
1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr., Boulevard, Port St. Joe, .
FL 32456 The name and address Cf the Personal
Repre'eraauve and rnls aittorneN are eti lorth below
All intrested persons are required to tile
\.THIN THREE 131 MONTHS FROM Ti-HE DATE, OF
. THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE (Il All
.:claim aguinsl the estate and (21 ar, objecuon by ,an
interested person on whom notice was served that
challenges the validity of the Will. the qualifications.
of the Personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction
of the Court.
.tLL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED ,iLL BE FOREVER BARRED
DATE Cof the ibui publicauon oi' Ihis Notice of
Adminru'raucn 2 10,00
/s.. THOMAS S GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO; 0350583
/s/ GREGORY K. MASSENGILL
5134 President Circle
Marianna. FL 32446
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc. February 10 and 17, 2000.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
5:99cv136/SPM
UNITED "STATES OF AMERICA
Plaintiff.
vs.
LOUELLA MOATES
Defendant. .
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT UNDER AND BY
VIRTUE OF A FINAL DECREE OF FORECLOSURE
RENDERED IN THE ABO'.-E STYLED CASE ON:
DECEMBER '28. 1999, BY THE UNIrTED 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 mineral reservations, ease-
ments and rights of way of record: and to the
lien of all unpaid taxes. .
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING
THE ABOVE PROPERTY CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
THE U. S. ATTORNEY. TELEPHONE NO. 850/444--
4000, EXT. 4009. SALE IS SUBJECT 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 CASHIER'S CHECK
(NO CASH) WILL BE ACCEPTED WITH THE BAL-
ANCE DUE WITHIN 48 HOURS THIS SALE IS SUB-,
'JECT TO STATE AND LOCAL TAXES
DATE:
JANUARY 13 2000
JAMES W. LOCKLEY. JR.
/ United States Marshal
"Northern District of Florida
BY: /s/BETTY PEARCE
S&i.ure ard F,-"feitwUe Spe'uali:t
MPF:ag
SCHEDULE A
COIIMMENCE at the Northeast corner of, Secton .3 .,
Township 6 South. Range 9 West Gulfl' Couiry.
Florind and thence run South 02 05'39" 'ast along
,the East boundary of said Section 3 for 657.31 feet
to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue
South 02'05'39" East along said East boundary for
110.55 feet: thence South 62'40'00" West for 314.21
feet to the East right of way line of County Road No.
381: thence North 27'20'00" West along said right of
way line for 100.00 feet; thence North 62'40'00"
East for 361.35 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said
Rand lying and being in Section 3, Township 6
South. Range 9 West. Gulf County, Florida and hav-
ing an area of 0.76 acres ..more or less. Also being
known as Lot 16 of the unrecorded plat of Turkey
Run Estates.
4tc, January 20. 27. and February 3 and 10, 2000.
NOTICE OP E B ARIF8 5ALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That pursuant to a Writ
of Execution issued in the 'Circuit Court of Santa
Rosa County. Florida. in the 28thday of November,
1995, bn the cause wherein Sunshine Bank, was
plaintiff and Michael Linton & Georgia Linton, was .
defendant, being case No. 92-130-sc in said Court.
I. Frank McKeithen. As Sheriff of Gulf County,
Florida. have levied upon all the right, title and
interest of the defendant Michael Linton & Georgia
Lirsn in and to the following deicnb'ld proper. to-
1992 Dc;dge Dakota Pick.Up Truck
VIN I B7FL26X7.%S6831103
Tag #RQI 13N "
and on the 7th day of March. 2000, at the Front
Steps of the Gulf County Courthouse, in the City of
Port St. Joe Florida, Gulf County, Florida, at the
hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale all of the said defendant's Michael
Linton & Georgia Linton's right, title and interest in
aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the
same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and
Judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or
bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far
as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfac-
tion of the above-described execution.
Sheriff
of Gulf County. Florida
By: /s/ Frank McKeithen.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact Sheriff Frank McKeithen not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding at 850-227-
1115.
4tc, January 27 and February 3, 10, and 17, 2000.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN'AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 00-0008-CP
IN PROBATE .
IN RE: The Estate of
WENMAN .L. WADE,
Deceased..
*NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ESTATE'
The domiciliary admirJlsrauuon :f the e'ssat
of'WENMAN L. WADE, deceased. C 3,-e No 0. 000L.
CP. is pending intthe.Circuit Court for Cialf County
'Florida, Probate Division, the addre;s l which i;
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000'Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. The name
and address of the domiciliary personal representa-
tive and that personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-
in three months after the date of the first publication
of this notice must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the estate of
the decedent must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the
first publication of this Notice is February 3, 2000
/s/ RONALD A. WADE
DOMICILIARY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
990 Geneva Windsor
Geneva, OH 44041
/s/WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. FOURTH STREET
P. 0. BOX 39
PORT ST. JOE. FL 32457
(850) 229-8211
FL BAR NO. 0066806
2tc, February 3 and 10, 2000.


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could be every dollar, over $100 or,
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also simplify the management of
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want to take money out of. a
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414 Arizona Drive Mexico Beach Are you looking for a your tropical par-
adise? Then this is the home for you'll This Southern paradise is located in a
quiet neighborhood within walking distance to the beach. Most beautiful land- -
scaping in area.i
.. 1 Accented with palm
trees, crepe myrtles &
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bedrooms and 2 baths,
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all rooms, attic fan, 2
I/2 car garage with
workshop, central heat/air, all appliances included. Many extras, home has
captured that Southern look.
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"A BEST BUY!" high aAd: dry. Gulf Nice building lot in Port St. Joe.
view with 200' frontage on secluded Borders' Forest. Park near' 20th St.
Moonrise Drive. $59,900. Approx. 80'x175', owner motivated.'
Qnily asking $15,900.00.


JiI is.l'rig consubtior, on this brand ne- Affordable Starier for home or office Zoned
3BR/3BA on a 50' lot. Beautiful Gulf and Bay residential, commercial. 1100 SF home on large
views. Approx. 1600' with dune walkover and 100x170 fenced lot. 3 bedroom,. 1 bath home,
gazebos. Large decks and bayside balcony. large porches front and back, appliances fur-
Range and D/W included in this unbelievably nished. Home and yard have been well.kept.
affordable price of $325,000. $59,000. Make an offer! .


Gulf view lots in Peninsula Estates. Nice Bay Front Lots! Build your home on beau-
corner lot and adjoining lot perfect for tiful St. Joe Bay. Three lots available, each
your dream home or small business, approx. 72x750'. Get themnow while they
$59,000 each. are still priced at $99,000.


S e". i Scil Gul If lui units
35 .riu.i 3B2BA. lO1B
SF each Grea. renud poimP
ial 'im -e y [ilc T 1'0C
Pnces ran g rI'm 235 OlIO
to 52751 (0) i' r Gullf fini.
N I son belle irs am
Br..,. New! 3BR/3 SBA
G.li ie- r.. me. 2000
SF newl) palied ,i.Carpeed
wilh ample storage. hage
laundr, rc.m. all GEappil)
aneas. fully turnusied 3It5o
clous concrete decks -1-u.
minum rail. vinyl siding
coTriele pylorL Panoramnc
r.e 01' it.e Gulf. pool &
sr, drnea Haricap aCes-
slit-le. clularer, aplyPrl
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Lots of Gulf front' Lots of house' 129- of Gulf
frontage with a .IBR/3BA home Approx 2500 Sf of
living area, large loft, plus a separate aparmnecii
downsair. 4 carcarpor car garage. beautiful Ba.
view from.screened balcony. boardwalk to beach
Owner has priced this home to sell at $375,000. '


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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will

meet Tuesday, February 15, 20.00 at 10:00 am. E.S.T., in the

Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County

Courthouse to discuss and possibly act upon the following:.

1) Approve Minutes January 18, 2000

2) Final Plat Approval Bluff at Secluded Dunes Subdivision

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these mat-

ters. Information prior to the meeting can be obtained from the

Planning/Building Department at 850-229-8944.
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Florida, Northwest Region.
Donations are being accepted to
help defray the costs.
The deadline for camper
applications is May 1. Call 1-850-
478-5864 'or 1-800-LUNG USA
today!


WalMart Donates to GC Healthy Start
Gulf County Healthy Start recently provided a "Car Seat
Safety Class" under the direction of State Trooper Skip Boer
(above left) at the Gulf County Health Department. Also pictured
is Jill Jones, Healthy Start Care Coordinator. Five car seats were
donated by WalMart, and each was distributed to Gulf County
parents who attended the class.


"Sable"
Sabl t nl lab/bulldog mix) one chow mix,
Sable Notseven y medium sized labs mixed;
S Nifty But Sh,'s Thrifty : seven cats (one tortoise shell, one
j, llblack and white, two solid black,
"Sable". a female' chow mix' and three calicos).
has already been spayed and'can
be' adopted for only S7, the cost of For more information you
her rabies shot. may'contact the St. Joseph Bay
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Humane Society has "Sable", along ...visit the web site at, www.cape
with 11 puppies (seven lab. four, sanblasfl.com/sjbhs.


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.Pie Shape 144' sides x143' back, homes or mobile homes, MLS#3705, $15,000.
Overstreet Area -
125 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, S260,000
. 2.5 acres approx., Sunshine Farms, homes or mobile homes, MLS#3703, $18,700.
4.7 acres approx., Sunshine Farms, homes or mobile homes, MLS#370d $35,200.
1 -acre approx. on Hwy. 386, homes or mobile homes, MLS#4667,
__ S15,000.
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CAPE SAN BLAS BAY FRONT.
"Parker Home." Cozy half acre
,bay front home on Cape San Bias.
3BR/2BA, 2000 sq. ft. with a great
Florida room and sppaci'ou's screened
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PORT ST. JOE, "Bell's Home." An
ideal home for the busy family near
pn,: elementary, school, this,
83BR/2.5BA, 2000 sqc. ft, home.
boasts a dining room, family room,
modern master bath with double van-'
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porch, and irrigation well. $162,000.
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BEACON HILL AREA BEACH-
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3BR/2BA,' plus bonus loft, beach cot-:
tage. Outstanding yiew,.of the Gulf of
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First Rate 4-H Judges!
Gulf County's 4-H equine (horse) Judging teams participated
in the North Florida Equine Judging Contest held in Quincy on
January 8th. Jessica Stoppelbein (left) placed first in;the Junior
Division and Melissa Askew tied for first place in the Senior
Division.


Drawing For Car
is Postponed
The Lions Club/Wewa Auto-
motive and Body's drawing for the
1998 Dodge Neon is being post-
poned from February 14 until
April 1st.
S: Only 110 tickets are to lbe
sold, each for $100,. On the day of
the drawing, the car will be given ;
:to the winner, all fees paid.
For more information or to
purchase a ticket,' call Dariny
Voyles at 639-2157,,

Holmes Completes
Marine Corps
Basic Training
NMarine Corps Pvt. Thomas R.
Holmes. son of Richard L. Holmes
of Wewahitchka. recently com-
-pleted basic training at Marine
Corps Recruit Depot in Parris
Island, Sou th Carolina.
Holmes successfully com-
pleted 12 weeks of training
designed to challenge new Marine
recruits both physically and men-
- tally ... ,
Holmes and fellow recruits
'began their training at 5:00 a.m.,
by running three miles and ,per-
forming calisthenics. In addition
to the physical conditioning pro-
gram, Holmes spent numerous
hours: in classroom and field
assignments which Included
learning first aid, uniform regula-
tions, combat water survival,
marksmanship, hand-to-hand
combat and assorted weapons
training. They performed close
order drill and operated as a small
infantry unit during field training.
Holmes and other recruits
also received instruction on the
Marine Corps' core values-honor,
courage and commitment, and
whatthe words mean in guiding
personal and professional con-
duct.
Holmes and fellow recruits
ended the training phase with
-"The Crucible," a 54-hour team
effort, problem solving evolution
which culminated with an emo-
tional ceremony in which the
recruits were presented, the
Marine Corps emblem, and were
addressed as "Marines" for the
first time since boot camp began.
Holmes is a' 1999 graduate of
SWewahitchka High School.


Free Asthma Summer Camp


Gulf Front Cape Shoals PEL-
JCAN POINT '- 3BR/2.5BA town-
,home on- Cape :san.. Blas.. Rarely
used, ne6er rented! Vacation ready,
down to linens and silverware. Just
bring your toothbrush!
MNLS#4295. $158,000.


Gulf Front Cape Shoals JARAE -
Really., cute 2BR/2.5BA! Well, kept
townhome on Cape San Blas. ,Great.
rental record! Very clean and neat as a
pin and well stocked for actionn
arrival. Priced. to sell Fast!!
MLS#4494, $152.000.


Gulf Front Cape Shoals -
NOVAK 3BR/2.5BA townhome
on Cape san Blas. Currently on the
rental market! Well stocked for
vacation arrival! Needs TLC.
Priced to sell Fast'! MLS#4488.
$142,000.









NEW Gulf Front Spec. 'Home at
Clifton Place Subd. This home will
feature 4BR/3 5BA. approx. 2,500 sq.
'ft. Andersen \windows. 9 ft. ceilings, 2
private pools and gated entrance for
subdivision. Call- for more details.
NILS#4893. S559.000.
M ELS.


Gulf County Manager -V.ickie DavisI
RealtorAssociates (Cape San Blas):
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher, Kim Harrison, Judy Watford
Realtor Associates (St. Joe Beach)
Cathy Kitchens, Margarel Presswood, Linda Ulm, Tommy Luster, Teri Palmer


..ele 0- 61-92- :www* .f .* *-beac.cor


Goodbye, 20th Century.
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Goodbye, 20th Century.


Century 21






CENTURY 211 A household name for the next 100 years.
i F,'- ri, 30 years, CENTURY 21 has been the best known name in real estate,.But as proud as we are of the past, our vision is on the
future. We are committed to reinventing the real estate experience to keep pace with the ever-changing demands of today's homeowners.
At CENTURY 21, we're planning for the future today.
Real estate has an address: century21.com
The CENTURY 21 System Web site, century21.com, is one of the most-visited real estate destinations on the Internet Our cutting edge
technology coupled with the most powerful name in real estate enables househunters to access more listings and sellers to reach more
buyers. It's what you'd expect from the largest real estate sales organization in the world. The future of real estate technology is here.
Leading real estate into the next millennium.
Once we've helped you buy or sell your hoine, we don't stop there. Through our exclusive CENTURY 21 Connection" program, we
can help with nearly every aspect of the real estate experience everything from financing your home to moving you in: We can even
. provide you with services that transfer home utilities, cable service, Internet providers and more.
If you're looking to begin the new century by buying or selling a home or if you are interested in joining the CENTURY 21 team,
contact your nearest CENTURY 21 broker or visit our web site at www.century21.com. CENTURY 21. The future of real estate is here.


Mexico Beach Office
Rt. 3, Box 165 ,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone 850-648-5449
Fax 850-648-4247
Toll Free 800-582-2990


Cape San Bias Office
4320 Cape'San Bias Rd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone 850-227-2160
Fax 850-229-8/.83
Toll Free 800-600-1298
' .


Simmons Bayou Office
2010 Hwy C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone 850-227-9600
Fax 850-227-2115
Toll Free 800-451-2349


Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.


02000 Century 21 Real Estate Corporation. and "' trademark and servicemark of Century 21 Real Estate Corporation. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity (t


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2000 PAGE 5B
Say you Saw It In Sie Star!

Land & Castle Realty, Inc.
Local: 229-9228 1-800-927-3557
AVATTABTE PROPERTIES
Townhomes, $35000 $50,000 ea. 1&2 Bedrooms
Single Family Home, all wood interior $51,800
Airpark & Golf Course Lots $22,000 to $35,000:
VDW Mobile Home 3BR/2.5BA, waterview, $55,000.
2BR/1BA home, owner finance, Fl room, $70,000
2 Lots Wewa 140x254 total, owner financing, $8,000
Commercial 40,000+sq.ft.+Buildings, Hwy. 98, $189,900.
2 Acres, Carrabelle River, Mobile Home, $135,000.
website: www.homtown.com/floridabeach/sales






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


The American Lung Associa-
tion of Florida, Inc. along with the
Boggy Creek Gang is now accept-
ing applications to the Asthma
Summer Camp scheduled for
August 2-8. Boggy Creek offers a
traditional camping experience to
asthmatic children ages seven
through 12. The week long camp
is free to qualifying children, and
transportation is provided.
Boggy Creek. Gang. Camp Is
located just 30 miles north of
Orlando and is specially designed


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*: I WNE Y I


The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will be accepting
applications for (2) Maintenance
Mechanic positions for the Gulf
County Maintenance Department. All
applicants must meet the following
requirements:
* Plumbing: Installs, repairs,
replaces, and troubleshoots all
types of hot and cold water plumb-
ing fixtures, pipes, sewage/drain
lines and systems.
Electrical: Installs, repairs,
replaces, and troubleshoots all
types of electrical circuits, wiring,
conduit, motors, ,pumps and
equipment.
Air-Cbnditioning: Performs pre-
ventive and routine maintenance
of air conditioners of all sizes.
Performs specific air-conditioning
alterations to meet requirements
on an as-needed basis for any
given unit.
Heating: Performs preventive and
routine maintenance and repairs
on hot water boilers and high-
pressure distribution and return
systems. Performs routine mainte-
nance on air-condition ducts and,
air handlers.
Carpentry: Performis all types of
rough and finish carpentry interi-
or and exterior. Must have knowl-
edge of masonry, block laying, dry-
wall, roofs, and layout calcula-
tions. -
Knowledge. skill and responsi-
bility: .
a. Interprets blueprint or speci-
fication to install new equip-
-.hment,, build new construc-
tions. or modify existing
Installations.
b. Diagnosis and perform neces-
sary- repairs on all types of
machinery and equipment of
the trade.
c. Uses of various hand tools',
power tools and equipment to
perform duties of the trade.
d. Performs other duties as
required or directed.
Experience: Must have minimum
of 5 years of combined experience
in the. plumbing, electrical,- air
conditioning, heating, and carpen-
try fields. g
Certification(s): Must be capable
of obtaining certification, if
required by Federal, State or
County laws', rules or regulations.
Work Environment: Will per-
form duties inside and outside
and is subject to all ranges of con-
ditions and temperatures. May be
exposed to dust, gases, noise and
E m -'"


Local Century 21


Agents Complete


Innovative Course


In order to better serve their.
clients, Brenda G. Miller and Lisa
H. Gentry of Century 21 Gulf
Coast Realty, Mexico Beach office,
recently completed the most thor-
ough, innovative course available
today to real estate professionals.
By successfully fulfilling the
Century 21 System's 21Plus,
Training requirements. Miller and
Gentry are able to more effectively
use the state-of-the-art tools and.
programs provided by the Century
21 System to get results for their
clients.
electrical shocks. May be required
to wear protective clothing and
Sgear,, as appropriate for the work
being performed.
Physical Effort: Lifts large bulky
and hard-to-grasp objects weigh-
ing up to fifty pounds indepen-
dently, or heavier objects with the'
assistance of other workers or lift-
ing devices. Works in various posi-
tions Including standing, sitting,_
stretching, kneeling, lying down,
or climbing.
Applications will be received at the
Gulf County Maintenance' Depart-
ment, 1000 Cecil G. Costin'Sr., Blvd',
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-,
6251,. Monday thru Friday 7:30
a.m.-5:00 p.m., E.T. The final submit-
tal date for applications is Friday,
February 18, 2000, 4:00 p.m., E.T. All
applicants will be subject to a written
examination to be held Monday,
February 21, 2000at 10:00 am., E.T.
in the Gulf County Commission
Meeting Room at the Gulf County
Courthouse Complex.If you have any'
questions you may contact
Maintenance Department Superinten-
dent Joe Bearden Fli (850) 229-6251 or
Chief Administrator Don Butler -&
(850)229-6111.
Gulf .County enforces ,a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action'
Employer. .
Is/ Billy F. Traylor, Chairman
Attest;
Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc, February 10th and 17th, 2000


-"21Plus Training has pro-
vided me with valuable informa-
tion that will help me better serve
my clients," said Lisa, who spe-
cializes in residential properties in
our area.
"It helped me bridge the gap
between the theoretical and prac-
tical aspects of the real estate pro-
fession provided a forum in which
I could practice the skills neces-
sary to enhance my productivity
and professionalism," said
Brenda, who specializes in both
residential and commercial prop-
erties.
The, Century 21 System rec-
ommends that all sales associates
affiliated with the organization.
successfully complete the 21Plus
Training as part of its mission to
provide the customers and clients
of Century 21 offices with quality
service.
Requiring a higher than aver-
age level of knowledge, skill and
productivity has helped the
Century 21: System earn its repu-
tation for having the most knowl-
edgeable, professional, trust-
worthy, reliable and caring sales
associates, according to the
results of the independent home-
owner survey conducted by the
Wirthlin Group.
"Let us show you how we can
make your'real estate transaction,
whether buying or selling, the
best you'll ever be involved in with
our personal commitment to'qual-
ity service," said Miller and
Gentry.
'The Century 21 system is the
world's. largest real estate sales
organization, with over 6,300
offices worldwide. In the U.S.,
Century 21 sales associates were
involved in more transactions
than any other single real estate
sales organization.


Crystal


Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.



OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, February 12, 2000, 10:00 2:00,
8184 Highway 98, Summer Place Subdivision,
St. Joe Beach, Florida


Come, see this beautiful home with the great Gulf sunsets. This
home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with a beautiful hard-
wood floor foyer. Ceramic tile flooring in the kitchen
and bathrooms. Front and back porch offer great
Views of the Gulf. Call for more information and ask

for Lisa Gentry (850) 227-5974. LsaGentry
Ss .ales A*s' ciate


Sands


REALTY, INC.


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


GEORGE W. DUREN, Broker
Sales Associates:
Janice Brownell,
Perry McFarland &
Charlotte Sanford
Buford Riley
Joan Lovelace, Broker/Sales
Associate


New Listings
8976 Hwy. 98, Beacon Hill.- This beautiful home has been
completely remodeled. Home has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths,
home is set up for the new millennium, lower level for enter-
taining and kitchen, and 1 bath and bedroom downstairs,
upstairs has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and sitting area. Must
see!! $575,000.00
1211 Palm Blvd. This newly renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath
stucco home is, approx. 1500 sq. ft. Fenced yard, carport,
front and backscreened porch. $99,500.00
447 Dolphin St. Very nice mobile home has 2 bedrooms
and 1 bath, with add on. ch/a. vinyl siding and nice yard. 2
storage buildings, $29,900.00.
455 Dolphin St. This ,2 bedroom, 1 bath home has large
laundry, deck in back, fenced yard. $42,900.00 .
Mexico Beach 3 lots between Shall Shack & Hide-a-
way Harbor. Approx. 49'xl34' zoned general commercial.
$149,900.00 each .
8941 Hwy. 98 WATERFRONT. This beautiful home has 5
bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, approx. 2800 sq. ft, decks, great
rental. $595,000. .
278 Hilty Circle -Douglas Landing This single wide mobile
home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Cen. h;/a, furnished, large
walk to river. Home has not been flooded. $37,900.00.
1001 N. 15th St. Mexico Beach This 2 story stucco home
has 2 BR/2BA, CH/A, 2 car garage with lots of storage,
zoned general commercial, large lot, fenced yard $139,900
118 S 38th Mexico Beach This 2 BR/1.5 BA Townhome
is on beachside; Townhome is furnished, CH/A, deck, very
nice, great rental!! $129,900
412-5th Street Mexico Beach This very nice double-
wide mobile home has 3 BR/2 BA, deck, screened back
porch, shed, carport, yard landscaped. Short walk to beach.
$69,900
Palmetto St. Overstreet Approx 1 acre, financing avail-
able $16,500
Jarrott Rd. Overstreet Waterfront Wetappo Creek-Lots
1 & 2 approx. 3 acres, septic & well in place. Financing avail-
able, $49,900 Each.
Jarrott Rd. Overstreet Waterfront Wetappo Creek -
Lot 3. Approx. 4 acres with well & septic in place. Financing
available $49, 900
130 & 132 Bay Street St. Joe Beach Traditional Duplex
only 1/2 block to beach. 2 BR/1 BA on one side, 3 BR/1-3/4
BA on the other side. Screened porch on both sides.
Furnished. $114,500


1602 HIGHWAY 98 MEXICO BEACH www.crystalsandsrealty.com


204 21 st St., Port St. Joe. This 3 BR/2.5 BA home is part-
ly completed. Home has a 2 car garage, just a short walk
to schools. Must See! $89,900
2250 Amberjack Ave. This 3 BA/1 BA home has many
possibilities,large living room. Great for first time buyers
or rentals. $47,500.00
2421 Victoria Ave. This 3 BR/2 BA double wide has din-
ing room, breakfast nook in kitchen laundry room, den
living room, Must See! $29,900
111 Pridgeon Road, Wf l.Cit This 35 ft. travel trailer',
(5th wheel), large $24,9=BUL
WEWAHITCHKA
162 Sierra Drive, Stone Mill Creek This 1999 double
wide home has 3 BR/2 BA, CH/A, washer/dryer hook-up,
breakfast nook, bar and, fireplace in living room, and fish
pond. Approx. 1 acre. $79,900


VACANT LAND
MEXICO BEACH
704 Highway 98 Unobstructed Gulf View Zoned
General Commercial 2 lots 50 x 150 each. Zoning will
allow single or multi-family use, as well as commercial.
$275,000
420 Colorado Dr., lotalioi 100'x158', cleared,
homes only. $29,900. ,L
BEACON HILL
Sun Ray Court Lot 2, has septic, water tap paid.
Homes or restricted mobile homes. Financing available.
$36,000
Sun Ray Court Lot 16, water tap paid. Homes or
restricted mobile homes. Financing available, $34,000
Sun Ray Court Lot 12, water tap paid. Homes or
restricted mobile homes. Financing available. $44,000
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Phase IV Ocean Ridge Lane, lots 3 and 4,'blk 1,
$28,500 Each.
Phase II Gulfaire Drive Lots 32 & 33, Block C
$34500 Each
ST. JOE BEACH
Atlanti St c available
$29,500 4 W
Alabama -15 e d fl available
$28000 ON I
ST. JOSEPH SHORES
OVERSTREET AREA
Most areas unrestricted to houses or mobile homes.
Borders Rd. Overstreet Lots 1 and 2 approx. 1.4
.acres each. $12,500
Borders Rd. Overs o1t 3 approx. 2 acres -
$15,500 L


Gulfaire Drive 2 Lots Lot 32 & 33, Block C, $34,500
Each.
201 Virginia Drive -Mexico Beach 2 BR/1 BA with
enclosed front porch. CH/A, new windows and vinyl siding.
Fenced yard, utility shed and carport. Short walk to beach.
$95,900
MEXICO! BEACH
205 Arkansas Dr., This single wide home has 2 Br, 2 Ba,
unfurnished, washer/dryer hook-ups, cen. heat/air, fenced
yard. $54,900.
414 Colorado Dr.. This new home has 3 BR/2 BA
apprdx. 1400 sq. ft., Cl& a ler bedroom has large,
lighted walk in closet, ge 'l plan, lot approx 100 X
158, within walking distance to beach. $129,900
414 Arizoria Drive This beautiful home has 3 BR/2 BA,
living room has stone fireplace, privacy fence, beautiful
landscaping, 2 1/2 car garage with work shop, too many
extras to list. $185,000


109 C 29th St. "Water's
steps from the beach.
$154,900


Edge"This 2 BR/2 BA condo is just
Furnished, CH/A. Great Rental.


SEA SHORES SUBDIVISION
701 Nautilus Dr. This beautiful home has 3 bedrooms, 3
full baths, formal dining room, breakfast room, laundry
room. Master, bath has garden tub, separate shower.
Other features include covered patio, screened, heated
pool, fenced yard, sprinkler system, landscaped.
,$229,900
GULFAIRE
109 Ocean Ridge Lane This lovely ranch style home is on
a cul-de-sac. Inside and outside home has just been paint-
ed. New carpet, sprinkler system, privacy fence. $129,900
BEACON HILL
9248 Cockles Short walk to beach. 3 BR/1 BA,single Wide
mobile home, great rental or beach retreat. $49,900
ST. JOE BEACH
236 Pine St. This single wide mobile home is just a short
walk to beach.2 BR/1 BA has extra room added for stor-
age, great rental or beach retreat. $49,900.
7730 Alabama Ave. This 2 BR/2 BA home has den,
laundry room, screened porch, deck, fenced back yard,
storage shed, carport, $79,900
OVERSTREET
3720 Highway 386 This beautiful modular home has 4
BR, 2 BA, den with fireplace, laundry room. Master bath
has jacuzzi and separaAtgelfl Other features include
fish pond, above groundTl,W'Vik, covered porch, metal
building (approx. 40 x 60), approx 4 acres, just minutes
from the beach. $129,900
PORT ST. JOE AREA
2427 Victoria Ave. This 3 BR/1 BA home has front
porch, laundry room on back porch. $29,900.


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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 10. 2000 Page7


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



AUTOMOTIVE


1988 Honda Accord LX, 2 owner car,
mint condition, $2,700. 482-7499.
2tp 2/10
1996 Maxima SE, loaded. Call Katrina
at 227-2000 work, 229-6632 home..
2tc 2/10
1995 1100 cc Honda Shadow; 4,800
miles, black & chrome with ma y
extras., excel. cond. $5,200 obo. Call
after 5:00, 647-8002. 2tc 2/10
'94: Suburban, new tires; runs & looks
good, 3 seats, grey interior with white
exterior, $14,000. Call 227-3412 or
229-8997, ask for Bill. tfc 2/10
'89 Toyota, runs, needs transmission
work, $850 OBO, 227-2049. 2tc 2/3
Mazda 1990 MPV. 166,000 miles. Runs
great. Drive shaft disc. for towing with
motor home. Asking $2,900. 229-9215.
4tc 2/10

Is it time for a better vehicle?
For the car. truck or SUV
that fits your needs
at an extremely good price,
Call 229-9158.





16' Prindal-cat sailboat, good condition.
Asking $850. 229-9449; 4tc 2/10
16 5 ft. cabin boat & trailer, no motor,
$1,100 or trade for shallow draft older
boat, motor & trailer, 227-1629. 2tp 2/3
KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-bailing, sta-
ble', safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
fro i! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfe 2/3
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 2/3


FOR SALE:
Prijon Sea Kayaks;
Futura Surf Skis, and
All Kayaking Accessories
Call (850) 227-7388


1301 Monument Ave. PSJ. Large 2
bedroom, 2 bath home, stove, refrig.,
dishwasher, carport, w/d hookup, $675
month. Call 648-8007. tfc 2/10
.3 bedroom apartment in Port St. JOe.
Very nice. 1200 sq. ft., w/d connections.
Contact Prudential Resort Realty, 227-
2000. Itc 2/3



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


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


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




['l1nHd


WANTED!
SETTLED TENANT
for small 2-bedroom apartment.
517 1/2 4th St.'(upper)
Port St. Joe
AC/Stove/Refrigerator/Microwave
$240 per month/water paid/
References Required
227-3579 f2/3

For Rent: 3BR/2BA, garage, recent
paint, $675/mo. Land & Castle Realty,
Inc. local 229-9228 or 1-800-927-3557.
2tc 2/10
For Rent: 2BR/1BA home. $400/mo.
Land & Castle Realty, Inc. 229-9228 or
1-800-927-3557. 2tc 2/10
Large 2BR/2BA house, stove, fridge,
dishwasher, carport, W/D hookup,
available Feb. 10th, $675/mo. Call 648-
8007. .tfc 2/3
HOUSE [or RENT. St. Joe Beach. IBR/
1BA, 1 block from 'beach, $350/mo.
Call 229-6961. tfc 2/3
Apartments for Rent. CaJll Kenny at 227-
7241 or Phil at 227-2112. tlc 2/3
For Rent: Spacious. 2 BR duplex in
Mexico, Beach to responsible party,
$400/mo with $200 dep. Call 647-
9866. : 3tc 2/3
For Rent: 1BR, furn. efficiency-type
apartment, $100/week in Port St. Joe.
Call 639-3600. tfc 2/3
For Rent: 1BR, furn. apartment in Port
St. Joe, $75/week. Call 639-3600.tfc 2/3
For Rent: 2BR furn. trailer in Highland:
View for more info. Call 227-1260, leave
message. I will'call back.. t' fc 2/3
2BR/1BA unfurnished mobile home for
rent in St. Joe Beach. Only 1 block to
beach, includes stove/fridae. $300/mo.
Call 648-4649. tfc 2/3
For Rent: 2300 sq. ft. building, former-
ly Mexico Beach "Jr. Store". New Paint &
Tile. $2000/mo OBO. Adjacent build-
ing, 950 sq. ft. avail., $750/mo OBO.
Call 896-2262 for more info. 4, 1/27
For Rent: Unfurn. Trailer 2BR/1BA
12x65, Pineda St., St. Joe Beach. Call
647-5361. tfc 2/3
House for Rent, in Mexico Beach on
Hwy 98. For more information, call 850-
648-3090. 4tc 1/27
Business Space for rent. 228 Reid Ave.
Call for more info. at 229-8581 tfc 2/3


2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfe 2/3
Apartments/Homes for Rent: 1 to 2 3
BR apartments, duplexes, and homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn.& unfur-
nished. Call Parker Realty at 850-648-
5777 for more info. tfc 2/3
1 & 2 BR apartments for rent 2 blks
from beach. Reasonable. Call 647-3220
or 648-9572. tfc 2/3


We have several long/ short-term rental
units at Mex. Bch. & Cape San Blas.
Monthly, Weekly & Daily Off-Season
Rates Now Available! Call Thompsoi-
Rish Realty at Cape San Bias 227-9600
or Mex. Bch 648-5449. tfc 2/3

MINI STORAGE
Ofc. 599 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL

229-6200


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

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


For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access "
(352) 472-3952 S if


Trailer for.rent at Gulf Shore. Court, St.
Joe Beach. No pets, I blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. tfc 2/3
Quaint building, clean, small. easy to
decorate, ideal for small, weddings,
recep. dinners. Great rates. For info.,
call 227-1776. tfc 2/3
Liberty Manor Apts 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, FPSJ. Affordab-le 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 2/3
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up .
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 2/3
Furnished mobile home for rent in
Mexico Beach year round. $425/mo
plus dep. Utilities not included. Call
639-4412 after 2:00 p.m. CrT. tic 2/3
3BR/2BA avail. Feb 1st. 206 Court, St.
Joe Beach. 1st & last + dep. $690/mo.
647-9317 or 612-416-3711. tfc 2/3




Multi-Family Yard Sale: Wewahitchka,
off Hwy. 71 on Harden Rd., follow signs,
Saturday, Feb. 12th, 8:00 till.
Moving Sale: Quality furniture, excel.
cond., couch, sleeper sofa, kitchen, din-
ing set w/padded chairs, dark comput-
er desk & hutch, wicker & rattan, glass
table'w/swivel tilt chairs, bar stools.
end & coffee tables. Friday, Feb. 11 -
Saturday, Feb. 12. 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
CST. 209 Gulf Aire Dr., Port St. Joe.
Moving Sale: 705 Woodward Ave. Sat.,
Feb. 12. Sleeper sofa, washer/dryer,
recliner, dinette, treadmill, sewing
machine & table, "Little Tikes" toddler
bed w/mattress & lots more. 8:00 a.m.
- noon (rain or shine).


Housekeeper,. Bluewater Inn, part time,
must be able to work 7 days a week.
Call 648-4514 or 648-8121. 3tc 2/1,0


Modern lumber manufacturing facility
is currently accepting applications for.
experienced lead millwright to run night
maintenance.
Please apply in person between 8 a.m. -"
5 p.m. (ET) or fhx to. number below or
send. resume to address below.
Attention: GEneral Manager, P. O. Box.
6 10 Hwvr 12 Sout lh Bristol FL 3232. .1


Receptionist part time. Need friendly,
dependable person. Must have excellent
phone skills. Experience a plus, but not
required. Call 227-3539 ASAP. Itp 2/10
Construction carpenters, tools and
transportation a must. Call 648-8914.
2tc 2/10

Wanted: CDL driver. Apply in person at
C.R. Smith & Suon. 3055 W. Hwy. 98 or
call 229.601 S. 2tc 2/10


Phone 850-643-2238 or fax 850-643- The Gulf Coiunty Board of County'
5930. Itc 2/10 Commissioners is seeking an individual
to fill a full-time Mechanic position. The
Behavorial aide, pt to ft, background following qualifications are. desired for
check required, travel required, this position at the Road Department:
between Gulf anid Franklin counties,. '.On-Board DiarnosiLcs .
Send resume- to: CIRC, Attn: Tammy, *Specialized Electronics
700 Aberdeen Loop,'Suite E, Panama *R-134 A/C Refrigerant Training
City, FL 32405. 3tc 2/10, *R-12 Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling
.' Training
;Now accepting applications for skilled:' *Competence in Engine Repair
carpenters and skilled ,foreman only, *FuLel Injection System Competence
*experienced. Call 850-927-2424 or *Knowledge of Hydraulic S.sterns
come by 564 East Bayshore Drive, St. *Diesel Mechanic
George Island. Itc 2/10 *Heavy' Equipment Repair (Idlers,
Sprockets, Final Drives, etc.)
iCome work on the beach! Toucan's on *Air Brakes
;the Beach,'812, U.S. Hwy. 98, Mexico *Automatic Transmission
!Beach is now interviewing for servers, ,. *Small Engine Repair
host, bussers, & ,cooks. Apply 9:,00 -. *Welding/Cutting Abilities
11:00 a.m., Monday-Friday. *2tc 2/10 Applications i.-ll be received at the Gulf
County Road .Department, 318;,South
'SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph is cur- 7th Street, Wewahitchka, EFL 32465;
rently seeking CNA's for daily patient 850-639-2238; Monday through Friday,
;care. Requires current state certifica- 7:00W a.m.-3:30 ,p.m., C.S.T. Applica-
tion and a hinh school diploma. We offers' tions will be received until 3:30 p m..
flexible scheduling arid a comprehen- C.S.T. on Friday. February 4. 2000. If"
sive benefits package, including child- you have any questions. you may, con-
'care, tuition' reimbursement and a lib-' tact Chief Administrator Don Butler at
eral paid time off policy. Apply to-H.R 850-229-61 1 Culf County enforces a
,Dept., 220 9th St., Port St. Joe, FL Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
.32456. ;,tfc 2/3, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc 2/3
.Full-timemLic.eReal.Estate.Salesperso


;Full-time Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
Call Barbara Harmon at 850-648-5767.'
tfc 2/3

The Dunes Beach Restaurant
Opening. the Middle of Febriuary, 2000.'
I am. accepting applications for- the fol-
; owing positions:
Cooks
i Salad Prep/Bus Staff
Dishwashers .
Waiter/Waitress
Bartender
Please phone or apply in person to:
The Dunes Beach Restaurant
3625 Cape San Blas Road-
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Attn: Ken Whittaker, 227-1819
tfc 2/3.


The Gulf County School Board .is receiv-
ing applications for 1st Grade Teacher
(Remainder ,of School Year). Persons
having applications on file in the School
Board Office and wishing to be consid-
ered for this position must. request to
have their application submitted.
Application form and job descriptioriare
available at the school, office or see
application at .www.gulf.kl2.fl.us.
Completed applications should be sent
to Ms. Catherine Barfield, Principal,
Port St. Joe Elementary. 2201 Long
Avenue. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Applicauon deadline is February 9,
2000, 12:00 NOON, E.T. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. Itc 2/3


A S a d EI


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559


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

* Residential Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A& R Fence
Feacina nd Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
'EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047


lON- Commercial'
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
SFlea Control .* Condominiums
* Household Pest Control: New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
_, pecializing in Vocation Rental Properties
FAMILYY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products


STUMP GRINDING
Best prices in town!
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.


BOB'S PAINT t0
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
-Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work,
MV02522,
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229










PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
-St. Jo1 Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

MINI-STORAGE \



5x10 10x10 10x20
SOn SiteRentals 6 Days A Week
'ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounhding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229,8416
RA0043378 E0007623

Office: 850-229-6018
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 2/3

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


C. t'awn
Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM.YARD MACHINES
TRIMMING
I will work for you.
Licensed and Insured Serving,
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port
St. Joe and Yewahitchka
Clyde-Saniord (850) 648-8492


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



Steve Brant's


ROOFING

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

,229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
tfc 1/6


2026 Marvin Avenue
aIa >I Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081

Phone(850)

S-25Yars Eperience 229-68 59
t /6.


/ ^ztenw6 to9 etaid
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589'
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190
V .1" .


GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-5474 FL UCENSE ER0010992, RAI 54218,


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


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COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE,

Downtown Apalachicola

Offices available in Historic District

Prime Locations
Prudential Resort Realty
of St. George Island

Phone: 850-653-2555


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Pianist needed for traditional worship
service at First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach. Paid position.
If interested, please call church office at
648-8820, if-no answer, leave message
& phone number. tfc 2/3
Driver. $10.50/hr. Time and one half
over 40. Local service person for port-
able toilet route. Must have class A or B
CDL license w/good driving record.
Must be dependable w/good work histo-
ry. Insurance, uniforms, benefits and
401K provided. Great opportunity for
right person willing to work. Apply in
person at Hall Septic Tank Service,
3634 Hwy 231, Panama City. tfc 2/3
The City of Port St. Joe is accepting
applications for the following position:
Patrolman 1
$19,000/year
Application and job description may be
picked up and returned to the Muni-
cipal Building, 305 Fifth Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32457. Application deadline is
February 18, 2000. The City of Port St.
Joe, enforces a Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer. 2tc 2/3





Tennis Anyone? If you are interested
in playing tennis for fun and exercise.
call Carlene at 227-9695. 4tp 2/10
1999 Rascal electric mobile scooter,
used less than 2 hours. Must sell. 648-
5298. 2tp 2/10
Sitel buildings. n, r'. must-i sell.
'30x40x12 was $10,200 now $6,990;.
40x60x14 was $16,400 now $10,971;
50x100x16 was $27,590 now $19,990;
60x200x16 was $58,760 now $39,990.
1-800-406-5126. Itp 2/10
Good used appliances, washing
machines, dryers, and refrigerators.
647-5113. 2tp 2/10
Pecans, in shell or shelled. 1015
Woodward Ave. Itp 2/10
'97 COACHMEN 30' travel trailer. Like
new, 89.500. 639-3222. 2tp 2/3
2 incubators to hatch eggs, $75 for both
(orig. $95 each), Battery charger for
Easy Go golf cart, $35, 827-2723 2~p2/3









Pase 8 The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 10. 2000


PAINT 10 gals. overbuy. Glidden, high
grade outside gloss latex. Harvest
Peach. Cost $19.90 per gal. sell for $15
per gal. See at 2591 Oak Grove-Ave., St.
Joe. 229-6512. 2tp 2/10
Full size bed, Sealy Posturepedic, like
new, $100. 827-2766, see at 216 Joe
Ave., White City. 2tc2/10
'79 Kountry Aire 40' 5th wheel,: wash-
er/dryer. 20 gal. water heater, full tub,
self contained. Local delivery avail.
$4,000. After 5:30 p.m. 647-8055. ltp
For Sale: Garage Door, 8125. Call 229-
6330. 2tc 2/3
Gina the Clown
Available For birthday parties
Magic, face painting, balloons & games.
Party room for rent at Slice and Ice,
Mexico Beach. Partly room 'includes, clown
show, pizza, drinks aid ice cream.
No fuss No muss. Call 850-6484772.


REEVES
Furntlle 8 Reflnishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John eevesa at 229-6374
S. .. 2/3


I. .-fEnterprises 202 Reid A.enue
.- Port SI Joe, Fl. 32456
850-227-9414
Fa" 229-6041

W adioShack
'B / Autiorized Sales Center


MARY KAY
MAIRGARET PRESSWOOD
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
850-648-4896
c 12/9 ,

FOR HIRE
with operator:
Back Hoe Loader Bobcat
Bucket Truck Bush Hog Power
Tiller 12'xlB' Trailer Docks Piers
Walkways Boat Repairs Welding.
Dermontt Vause 653-9760
Carl Lamb 227-2153.
-fi 12/2


SLIPCOVERS
BY
IRENE



ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS


Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.
tfc 2/3
Bassett Baby Crib $95. Call 827-1304.
tfc 2/3
Piano Lessons. Ages 6-12. For infor-
mation, call 648-5306. tfc 2/3




*SINGLE MOMs-Easy Financing
available for mobile homes. Call
Sharon, 785-1259. 4tc1/20


5 BR/3BA Mobile Home
Only $379/month
Call Kaz, 785-1259
4tc 1/20


Used Mobile Home
Must be soldl
Make offer. :
3BR/28A.
Call Kaz, 785-1259
4tc 1/20


I .1*] IIE *HOMES


LAND AVAILABLE Commercial budding on Reid Avenue
for Mobile Homes for sale, .$75,000. Call' Costin's
Land in all areas Bookkeeping.'
Low interest ates. Lopa ens 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. 121 Hunter
Call Sharon at 785-0862 Circle, lot 75x180', cen. h/a. carport.
1178 sq. ft living area,; 69.500. 227-
1639. 2tc 2/10
12x60 Kirkwood mobile home, 2 bed-
room, 1 bath, front kitchen, good cond. For Sale by Owner: 1 1/2 acres on
$4,500 obo. Call 639-4646. 4tc 2/10 Palmetto Drive, Overstreet, cleared,
Scentipede grass, 1050 gal. septic tank,
*3BR/2BA mobile home, complete with, 400' well w/pump and tank, 200 amp
delivery, set-up. steps &,skirting. Only Power pole. For more information call
$333/mo. Only 2 left.: Call Kaz, 785- 648-5094. 4tp 2/10
0131. 4tc 1/20 House for Sale by Owner: Open House,'
^ 'Feb. 12th & 13th, 1-5 pm EST., 1302
Palm Blvd., Port St. Joe, 2'bd., I ba.,
R L E T T 1200 sq. ft., Ig. corner lot, hardwood
Floors, new len./ha, siding, windows,
|-,, ";paint, one car garage; workshop, many
extras, move in cond. $79,900. Call-
GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY' 850-227--9391. Itc 2/10.
FAST. Call Kevin Welch. Pelican Walk
Real Estate, $50-648-4995. 52tp'2/ Gulf Aire executive 'home, 3 bdrm., 2
bath, townhouse, garage, screen porch,
3. bedroom, 2 bath home at i211 Pal pool, tennis court, private beach. 648- ,
3 bedroom, 2 bah hoeat 1211 Pal 8760 4tp2/10.
Blvd. Approx. 1600 sq., ft. with huge
master suite. Front and back screened; ''460 PONDEROSA PINE'-DR., 1 acre, 4
Porch, fenced yard o a coer ot. rse Stable, pond, well & power. Close
porch, fenced yard on a corner lot.. toto0 S20.000. Owner ill finance
Please call your local realtor for more with 5,000 down. 229-2572. 4(p I 20
details. tfc 2/10' .
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SecondMate Handyman Service
If your Mate is Too Busy for that Odd Job,
Call SecondMate
Lawn Maintenance House Cleaning
Odd Jobs Ron Westmark Shopping'
850-229-8334
Locally Licensed & Insured


A/ Port St. Joe Lodge No. a11
i/ 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
i month, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave. Larry McArdle, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.

Catherine L. Collier
A c Independent Sales
j j Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way
'L, APort St.Joe
AVO11 (850) 229-6460

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

SChris'Appliance
Repair Service
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL. 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Pagqer: 335-0785
Office: 227-1402


THE CABINET SHOPPE

.JEFF WELLOWNEROR 15 'EAYRS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet '.. Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 F. ax 648-8752

'PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
..,h (850) 229-6460
P il Collier Residential Contractor
t'10/7 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199

Hanging Baskels Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Salt-Tolerant Ornamentals
'Grounds Covers & Much Morel

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

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P.O. 0.Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457



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

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


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


Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, INI:.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8485


PRECISION
CARPENTRY
REMODELING
RENOVATION
REPAIRS
Trim and finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheetrock &
ceiling texture.
All types of carpentry work.
Insured Over 25.yearsexperience.
(850) 227-7388


ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE SERVICE
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brand names
Work # 647-51.13
Mobile #'227-5112 ,,127


Coastal Service


COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES
Dealer for Frigidaire 5EFRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A NaWle loeDiranSt eimfrt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty

229-6907 or 227-5373


STUCCO by DeGraff
Tiam DeGraff, Owner

SInterior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
/ Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
S! from. Plus many architectural designs
available
office: (850) 2Z9-8588
mobile: (850) 227-5424

QUALITY STUCCO WORK


PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR RR0067101
639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME
*VINYL SIDING T *+SOFFIT AND FACIA+*
CARPORTS E *PATIO COVERS+
SCREEN ROOMS* R N *FLORIDA ROOMS *
DECKS+LI DPOORCHES+


*AWNINGS* INS RED *+SHUTlTKR*'


SCR EE ROOM 10'X 16' "$1495
.'" 10' X $0' $995
DOUBLE CARPORT 20' X 20' $1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14' X 65'--------- $2495
10' X16' INSULATED FLORIDA ROOM $4995


For Sale by Owner: 1610 Palm Blvd. in
PSJ. Brick, 5BR or 4/BR w/lg den,
2.5BA, liv. rm w/flreplace, separate din-
ing rm., dbl ovens in kitchen, brkfast
area in kit., ceiling fans in all rooms
except dining rm., new carpet in liv. rm.
& hall, pull-down stairway to attic, sec-
urity sys., loads of cabinets & closet
space, dbl carport & dbl garage, home
on 2 lots, fenced bk yd w/priv. fence on
2 sides, sprinkler sys. w/shallow well.
Save money & avoid real estate charges,
$114,000. Call 229-9449. 4tc 2/3
1/2 acre lot & 12'x60' mobile home for
sale on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. in
Overstreet, $29,000. Call 229-6961 ,irfc/
House For Sale By Owner: 4BR/2BA.
fenced yard, boat shed, 1703 Garrison
Ave. $85,000. 850-229-8474. tfc 2/3
For Sale by Owneri 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, ..
Lots for sale in PSJ. 4 lots corner of
Palm Blvd.& 19th St. high & dry. rio fill
needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227-,
2112 day or 229-8409' night., fe 2/3
For Sale By Owner: 14'x70' mobile,
home 2 blocks from beach, corner, lot,.
$68,000. Call 229-6961. tfc 2/3


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

Cape San Bias
Expeditions
Sea 'Kayak Sales & Tours
Certified Kayak Instructor
'324 Sandpiper Rd, Cape San Bias
Port St Joe, FL 32456
Phone (850) 227-7388
"Tr.ism...o Ser.ce Owne.r David Gainous
*Oil Changes*Engine Overhauls
GAINOUS AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE
Complete Automotive Services
643 Dolphin 51., Highland View
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone (850) 227-7514 Mobile (850) 227-5072


For Sale by Owner:. 3BR/2BA 52x24-DW
Mobile Home on 75x150 lot, wood deck
front/back, new roof, no repairs need-
ed. 12x12 storage shed 1 1/2 blks from.
gulf in SJB. Appraised/$65,000.'
Selling/$62,500. Exc. condition. Call
647-3111 or 647-8980. tfc 2/3
By Owner: 3BR/1BA'blk home w/.vnyl
siding, Juniper Ave., near schools. Famr.,
rm, extra kit., CH/A, carport, 40' work-
shop/shed 12'x24' util. shed, sat. dlsh,
auto sprinkler sys, fenced back yard.'
$75,000. Call 229-6070. tfc 2/3.
For Sale: nice, 3BR/2BA. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 .lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. Asking
S55.000. Call 647-3292. tfc 2/3




WANTED: Used 4-wheeler In good cord.
Call Eric at 229-8997 or 229-6864. .
WANTED: Private party (snowbirds)
wish to buy small home In PSJ 850,000
range. Write the Hawley's, 606
Rosewood. Appleton, WI 54913 or..call,
920-954-1763 OR would rent Nov. 1st-
April 1st. 4tc,1/27'


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Satellite Service-
6331 Georgia Avenue Call (850) 647-3171
Port St.Joe, FL32456 Cell (850) 899-1061
1,112/2


850) 648-2123 _

Se44dek ?toc^etS
B 64-22 CARPET & CERAMIC.TILE
MICHAEL KENT SHOWROOM-3200-D HWY. 98
Sales & Installationis MEXICO BEACH, FL 324.10



NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, lN. I
HERSHEL HARRISON
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St..Joe, FL 32456 .Mobile (850) 227-6105
"q1'* Vinyl & Aluminum Siding -*Screened Porches'-,'
22 Years Experience Inspired
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated


REAL ESTATE SIGNS' Iw o L


PORT ST. JOE... 850 273777




Mize Pumnting, Gass & S ppl Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING,'
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-COS57220, RG0051008, EROO 1618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821.or 227-3885


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


STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANIN'C

CARPET CLEANING .




Odor Control 24 Hr. Water Damage Z
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