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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 17, 2000
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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rSIXTY-SECOND YEAR, NUMBER 25


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 i*THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2000


324 Per Copy
Plus 34 Tax.. .3 5


Arizona Celebrates Birthday
See Story on Page 6A
Sharks, Gators Open
Season on Diamonds
Photos, Story on, Page 9A
Lady Sharks District Champs
See Trophy Photo on Page 1 OA
Gators, Tiger Sharks Vie for
District Title When? Page IOA
Who Cooks The Tastiest
Gumbo? Pages 3A.
Obituaries Page 8A'
Law Enforcement Activities
Cities & County on Page 7A
Worship Opportunities-
Abound Where? Page 2B
School Happenings See 4B


"Dentist WithA Heart" Mill
WLL~~~~~~~~ t tWi IArl lirv,


Makes Valentine's Day


"We were overwhelmed," said
Dr. Frank May about the
Valentine's Day he and his staff
spent providing free dental care to
the community.
"We saw 40 people, and pro-
vided over $10,000 dollars worth
of dental services in that one day,"
said Dr. May. "Needless to say we
were exhausted, but it felt great!"
May added.
Dr. May also wanted to
remind everyone that his entire
staff insisted that they work the
entire day without pay.
"One of the girls even gave a
patient a ride back home when
they were unable to get trans-
portation," May stated. "I work
with some of the best people in
the world."
"Dentist With a' Heart" was
designed to impact people who
otherwise could not afford to see a
dentist, and help those people
save their teeth, as well as relieve
them of any discomfort they nmay
be having..


Special For


40 Visitors


Monday


"We couldn't have hoped for
better results," 'said Dr. May. "-We
saved a lot of teeth that otherwise
'would have been lost, treated
numerous cases of gum disease,
and gave several people their
smiles back."
Dr. May added, -1 stay
involved in numerous charities,
'but this was by far the most
rewarding thing I've ever done for
others." "
Dri May and his staff were
touched by how appreciative
everyone was for their efforts.
"Just about everyone was
extremely thankful, and not just
the patients, but people from all
over Gulf and Franklin counties
who we didn't even know sent us
cards telling us how much they)
appreciated us. It really made us
feel like what we were doing was
worthwhile. Will we be back to do
this again? You bet." said Dr.
May. "Next Valentine's Day, same
,time, same place."


Date Changed For


Annual CofC Dinner


Boyd Pickett


Pickett Announces
Candidacy for Tax
Collector's Office
Boyd Pickett has. announced
that he will be a candidate for
Gulf County Tax Collector in this
year's election.
.Pickett graduated from Port
St. Joe High School. After college
and technical school, he worked
for St. Joe Paper Company, Mill
Division, as an electrical and
instrument, technician for 11
years. -
He then 'worked for Stone
Container in Panama City as a.
electrical and instrument techni-
cian/supervisor for five years. He
owns and operates Pic's Food
Store, located at Simmons Bayou.
SPickett is married to Paula
Ramsey Pickett and' they have
four children, Kimberly 16, Kyle
13, and 10-month-old twins,
SKerigan and Dell.
The candidate is very active in
many Gulf County organizations.
He, served as past treasurer of the
Port St. Joe Lions Club, is a mem-
lber of-the Gulf County Economic
SDevelopment Council, the School.
(See PICKETT on Page 3A)

Gulf Is Looking
For A New Logo
S Through Contest
Gulf. County commissioners
are interested in a new county
logo, and are sponsoring a logo
design contest f6r that purpose.
The. board agreed to offer
$250 in prize money for the new
county design. Larry Wells, Gulf.
'County Emergency Management
w Director, is organizing the contest
for the board.
He is in the process -of finaliz-
ing the contest rules and require-
ments. Entry forms will be avail-
able at the Gulf County
Courthouse in Room 116.
Employees of the county, contest
judges, and their immediate fami-
ly members will not be allowed to
participate in the campaign.
The judges will narrow the
entries to a few top picks which
will be presented to the board for
its final selection.
The board held a similar con-
test several years ago and
received nearly 50 entries. The
new logo will be included on the
county's printed items as well as
on all "Welcome to Gulf County"
signs placed bn major highways
at the county lines.


The date for the annual Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
dinner has been pushed back to
Thursday, April 6th, at 7:00 p.m.
at Butler's Restaurant.
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Diane. Scholz said the date was
changed to accommodate the
- guest speaker-Neal- Wade:- the
new Vice-President of Economic
Development for the St. Joe
Company.
Scholz said she felt the
opportunity to hear Wade far out-
weighed any minor inconvenience
that changing the date might cre-
ate.
Wade's leadership with
Alabama's economic development
arm is credited with creating
more than 15,000 direct jobs,
28,000 Itdirectjobs. and bringing
40 companies to Alabama includ-
ing Mercedes-Benz, Honda,
Boeing. and IPSCO Steel.
The St. Joe Company is cur-
rently extremely active in helping,
to lure economic development to_


this area and has stated that the
arrival of Wade is yet another sign
of that commitment.
(See DINNER on Page 3A)

Mysterious Skull
is Found in, Gulf.
Fifty miles off-shore in the
Gulf of Mexico a local commercial
fishing vessel gathered up what
they thought was a normal catch.
They returned for processing and
among the fish, they found a most
intriguing bone-what appeared
to be a human cranium.
Eugene Raffield, of Raffield's
Fisheries contacted the Sheriffs
Office with the find, who then
took the bpne to Doctors Marie
Herman and Andrea Minyard at
the medical examiner's office in
Bay County.
From the Medical Examiner's
Office, the confirmed lhumani`
"head", which was without its jaw
(See SKULL on Page 3A)


Dr. Frank D. May


Gulf0Committee Works to Keep --


Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters


A meeting was held Friday,
February 11 at the County
commissioners Meeting Room to
discuss the current status of the
lighthouse keepers' quarters on
Cape San Blas.
Present at the meeting were
five members of the Lighthouse
Committee (from the St. Joseph
historical Society): Wayne Chil-
ders, Betty McNeill. Charlotte
Pierce,' Danny Raifield. and Eda
Ruth Taylor: Don Butler. County
Administrator, Warren Yeager,
County Commissioner District 5,


and Phillip Wisley, Preservation
Architect for the Bureau of
Historic Preservation, Division of
Historical Resources, State of
Florida.
The emphasis of the meeting
was to decide what Gulf County
would like the Alir Force to agree
t6 in regards to the lighthouse
keepers' quarters and the attach-
ed property. A definite priority is
the relighting of the lighthouse
tower and continued maintenance
of .the tower by the Air Force.
(See LIGHTHOUSE on Page 3A)


workers


Are Put


Off, Again

New Hearing

Slated for Wed.,

March 8th
Displaced Florida Coast
Paper Company workers have
been looking forward to seeing
what the Florida Coast Paper
Company bankruptcy plan holds
for them since the announce-
ment that the mill will not reopen
under the approved Smurfit-
Stone plan.
They were expecting to get an
answer following a scheduled
hearing on Monday of this week'
(February 14) at the federal
bankruptcy court in Delaware.
Local union president. John
Reeves. called Monday and stat-
ed that union attorneys advised
him Monday the hearing had
been postponed.
The new- date for the'
rescheduled hearing for worker's
compensation settlement is now
March 8th. it was reported in the
February: 3rd edition of The Star
that workers may see checks by
the end of February. That date is
certain to be pushed forward by
at least, a. month with the new
hearing date being pushed for-
ward by nearly a month.
"I'm afraid to speculate on
- time-'frame 'now." said Reeves,
"i've gotten gun-shy, and, my
credibility has come into ques-
Lion because the.judge decides
he want to clear his calendarr"
Workers are expecting 'to.
receive 67% of 1999's accrued
(earned during 1998) vacation
pay. This is figured by multiply-
ing an employee's base pay rate
times 40 hours (work week),
times the number of weeks of'
'earned vacation time, times .67
or 67%,
Workers are also anticipating
that a severance package will be
negotiated. Smurfit-Stone did
award a severance package to all
other mills they have closed dur-
ing the merger of the two compa-
nies.


Workshop Called To Listen to Officers' Beef

Park, Roof, and Safety Are Issues During PSJ Board Meeting Tuesday


Approximately 60 residents
attended the' Port St. Joe City
Commission meeting Tuesday'
evening as the board heard from
citizens on several issues,
Port, St. Joe policeman W. L.
"Butch" Arendt approached the
board early in the meeting to read
a letter requesting input on sever-
al matters. concerning the police
department. Nine of the local
police officers signed the letter


stating they agreed with all or
part of the .points.
When Arendt approached the
board, Mayor Frank Pate said the
matter should go through the
proper chain of command before
being heard by the board. He said
the .items should be discussed
.with Police Chief Jay Leffert and
Commissioner Jorge San Pedro'
(Police Commissifoner) before
being brought to the full commis-


sion.
Arendt said he had unsuc-
cessfully tried the chain of com-
mand, yet the police chief and
police commissioner said they
were not approached beforehand.
Commissioner Damon McNair
said he would like to hear what
Arendt had to say.
Three points were spelled out
in the letter:
(1) Took objection to Chief


Leffert's statements' at the
January 18th board meeting. The
letter said Leffert made reference
that Port St. Joe Police Depart-
ment officers were afraid to work
alone-The conversation revolved
around having two officers on
duty at all times.
(2) Took exception to the pur-
chase of. Explorers over Crown
Victorias as police vehicles. [This
matter was discussed publicly at


two city commission meetings
before the board agreed with the
chiefs request.]
(3) Wanted input into the
decision to move the city's dis-
patching duties to the Gulf
County Sheriffs office, except for
during the daytime shift five days
per week. [This was discussed at
two commission meetings, one
workshop, and a public hearing
(See CITY on Page 3A)


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2000


Enough Is



Enough Is...


Beware of the Ides of March
How many times are displaced Florida Coast Paper Company
mill workers going to get the once over from international mega
business and now federal bankruptcy court?
Two weeks ago, we announced in The Star that workers may
see checks by the end of February. This was to have taken place
after a February 14 hearing in Maryland bankruptcy court to final-
ize the workers' portion of the Smurfit/Stone bankruptcy plan.
It's bad enough that owners can hide behind bankruptcy and
pay 100 on the dollar to renege on legitimate debts incurred, and
agreed by them to accept and pay, but now former workers are
continuing to be dangled on a string.
How could any judge decide to postpone by one more month, a
hearing that's so important to real, live, hurting people.
Giving him the benefit of the doubt. maybe he doesn't fully'
understand what it's like to be held in limbo for over 18 months.
Maybe federal bankruptcy judges just don't have problems like
this.
They don't have to deal with the minor little problems of leav-
ing their lifelong homes, or being retrained for new jobs, or looked
at as too old to fit into the job market formula, or Enough of
these minor little inconveniences: it just didn't fit into their sched-
ule to hold that insignificant hearing on February 14th.
After all. it was Valentine's Day and with the calendar cleared,
everyone involved was able to enjoy that special day of showing
love a bit more.
Well-almost everyone. There were a few insignificant little
people who were hoping that they could share some good news
with that special someone in their lives after Monday's scheduled
hearing.
Not to worry though, after all, the hearing has been reset. Let's
just wait one more month and schedule another hearing for March
8th: then. maybe if nothing else takes precedence, workers can get
checks by the end of March? ? ?
There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, but It looks like
it's going to take a lot of fuel for the lantern before former workers
are going to Find it.
A few years ago, I remember watching a movie in which the
main character, a doctor, became very ill and had to accept chang-
'ing roles. Suddenly he became the patient rather than the doctor.
After a lengthy battle with the disease, he returned to his prac-
tice-part of which included instructing interns. One of his first
orders of business was to put his interns through the same series
of tests that they might be putting future patients through.
Needless to say, this gave them a whole new perspective of
their doctor's duties as they looked through the patients' eyes.
There probably is not much of a chance we'll be able to get a
bankruptcy judge to deal with these issues from any other per-
spective. but maybe a few cards and letters could remind him that
significant needs are In the eyes of the beholder.
The preceding editorial is written weekly by Wesley R Ramsey Editor Emeritus.
This week'ss column n oas written by Wille Raomses'


One Size Does Not Fit All

... When It Comes To Buckling Up Kids
Most parents.believe they buckle their kids in correctly,. but surpns-
ingly. most times they're wrong! It's hard to be sure child safety seats are
in right. One common mistake is many parents believe that once their
Kids outgrow forward-facing child safety seats, bucking them in adult
seat belts is good enough.
The reality is that adult lap and shoulder belts alone can be danger-
obs for children between 40 and 80 pounds and less than 4'9" tall. For
these children. booster seats are critical. Child safety seats including
boosters-are very effective in protecting children in crashes. A booster
seat positons the adult-designed seat belt correctly and safely-and offers
children greater comfort and visibility.
So when your kids outgrow forward-facing child safety' seats. boost-
'em before you buckle'em. And have all you child saJety seats inspected b\
a trained technician.
For more information you may click on www.nhtsa.dot.gov'/people/
injurv/childps/ or call 1-800-424-9393 for more information or to locate
a trained and certified child passenger seat technician near you.


I woke up thinking about nmy
Dad today. Funny, it's not his
birthday. (March), or his anniver-
sary '(December), or the month :of
the big whipping (July) ... and
we're no where close' to Father's
Day.
I didn't dream about him, read
a book on fathers, see a big eigh-
teen wheeler roll by or get a call


from David Mark or Leon. And I
didn't see a father and son out in
the yard throwing an old ball
around.
I just got up this morning with
Dad on my mind. I don't know
why.
He died in 1979. Sometimes
that seems like a lifetime ago. And
sometimes it seems like last week,
I don't reckon, that makes any
.sense to you .... maybe this story
today is just for me.
I still miss him.
I wish I could remember the
first time I ever saw him. I wish I'd
paid more attention to every word
that he. said. I wish I had frozen


more of those mental pictures as
he laughed. nodded in agreement
as he heard something he liked.
looked right through you when
you'd messed up. settled back in
the porch swing .
He'd come rolling in about
dark in that old '47 International.
He'd .hauled a load of hogs to
Tupelo or maybe some young ,cows
to Memphis.'He'd pull that big rig
up in the side.yard and I'd be at
the driver's side door before his
feet touched the groundD., ,,
"Throw some with me, Dad."
He'd never get in the house. I
didn't understand tired. I didn't
know to. ask if he had a bad day. I


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didn't think about whether or riot
he'd eaten lunch. I didn't care If
one of those old bulls had stepped
on his leg.
He'd never get in the house!
If he had a jacket or sack he'd
sit It on the hood of the car and
wve'd throw till it got plum dark Or
Mother called us to supper for the
tenth time!
Did I ever tell you that. he
could 'throw a ball straight up so
high that it would gp out of sight!
Or that he built us a chicken wire
back stop in the field down below
the house? Or that, when the other
men were scratching their heads:
over exactly how to build ,the
dugouts for the little league field-,
Daddy went to pouring ,concrete?
Or that he took me to see my First
big league game?.
He wasn't too smart you know.
He'd fall for that :.throw me just,
one more, Daddy, just one more" .a
hundred times!,
He was funny about basebalL
He'd let you do that all day long.
But if you were two seconds late
for work or you took little baby
licks with the. hammer or you did-
n't hoe or chop at the speed he
required or you didn't do whatever
you were doing to your absolute
best-he'd get on your head (or
some end of you) in a New York
second!
And he was awful big on "yes
sir" and "thank you, ma'am"! ,
He 'had this bad habit of cor-
recting you right where you were'
right when you messed up! 'He
wasn't big on waiting till we 'gt
home and having the father-son
talk. Or letting things cool off a
might. You did wrong--he set. you
straight. Pretty simple to him. And
there wasn't any gray area. Not.
one little smidgen. .
He wouldn't understand -all
this blurring we're putting up with
today. And he wouldn't accept It
either. I guarantee you that!
He could be hard. When they
widened .and paved the road, they
"took" quite a bit off our yard-
frone' from the mayor's brother
across the street.
Dad was fit to be tied! The
police chief came out to explain to
him that he'd have to park his
truck somewhere else. "Aaron,"
Dad was standing on the porch
and his voice was low and calm,
"You didn't bring enough men. You
want that truck moved, you'd bet-
ter go back and get help."
He. .!never forgave the
Japanese. He spent three years in
the South Pacific during World War
II. He didn't bring the war home,
mind you. 'He seldom, if ever, men-
tioned it.'But you know he lived
with"-some' terrible memories ....
He wasn't always so tough. I
,never ,will forget the frightened
'look on his face the time David was
lost. 'He was running through the
fields and woods and was about to
hit the pond when they started
blowing the we-found-him-horn
'(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


Measuring the True Success, Value, an


Cartoonist Charles Schulz,
,creator of the comic strip
,"Peanuts,, .passed away early,
Sunday morning. It was ironic
that at the'time of his death, his
,final "farewell" 'strip was hitting
.newsstands and driveways
'throughout the country.
'After over 50 years, "Peanuts"
had gained worldwide notoriety
and Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy,
arid Linus have become household
names in just about every house-
hold in the world. .
Gulf County Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells
dropped a short story by The Star
Monday that tells a whole lot
about the character behind the
characters.
The Loser
The late Earl Nightingale,
writer and publisher of inspira-
tional and motivational material,
once told a story about a boy
named Sparky.
For Sparky, school was all but
impossible. He failed every subject



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This Week's Edition Written by
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in the eighth grade. He flunked
physics in high school, getting a.
grade of zero.
SSparky also flunked Latin,.
algebra, and English. He didn't do
.much better in sports. Although
he did manage to make the
school's golf team, he promptly
lost the only important match of
the season. There. was a consola-
tion match; he lost that too.:
Throughout his youth, Sparky
was awkward, socially. He was not
actually disliked by the other stu-.
dents; no one cared that much. He
was astonished if a classmate ever
said hello to him outside of school
hours. There's no way to tell how


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he might have done at dating.
S'Spai'ky never' once asked a girl to
go out in high school. He was too
afraid of being turned down.
Sparky was a loser. He, his
classmates- .. everyone knew it.
So he rolled with it. Sparky had
made up his mind early'in life that
if things were meant to work out,
they would. Otherwise, he would
content himself with what
appeared to be his inevitable
mediocrity. '
However, -one thing was
important to Sparky-drawing. He
was proud of his' artwork. Of
course, no one else appreciated it.
In his senior year of high school,


d Depth of a

he submitted some cartoons to the
editors of the yearbook. The car- .
toons w%'ere turned down Despite
this particular rejection. Sparky '
was so convinced of his ability
that he decided to become a pro-
fessional artist, ,
,,After completing highi school.
he wrote a letter to .Wait Disney
Studios. He was-told to send some',.
samples of his artwork, .and the
subject for a cartoon was su ggest-
ed. Sparky drew the proposed car-,'
toon. He spent a great deal of time
on it and on all the other drawings
he submitted'. : .. .
'Finally, the reply, came from.
Disney Studios. He had been
rejected once again. Another loss.
for .the loser.
So Sparky decided to write his
own autobiography in cartoons.
He described his childhood self-a
little boy loser and chronic under-
achiever. The cartoon character
would soon become famous world- ,
wide. The boy who had such lack
of success in school and whose


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OUT OF COUNTY $20b00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.


The spoken vord is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. '


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work was rejected again arid again character whose kite would never
wvas Charles Schulz. ; fly and who never .succeeded ir
He created' the -Peanuts" kicking a footbafll-Charlie Brown
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2000 PiAGE


Who Cooks the


Tastiest Gumbo?


Shown left to right: Warren
K e sley Yeager, Don Butler, Charlotte
Pierce,; Danny Raffield, Eda
Phillip Wisley and Wayne
(From Page 2) Childers.


up at the house.
'' The only time I ever saw him
cry was the 'afternoon Mother, at
age 45, graduated from college.
For a couple that started out "way
# back up" on Sugar Creek, that had
meaning far beyond what I could
comprehend.
You' wouldn't believe what he
came up with for advice when I left
for college. "Son, be good, and do
right." That was it! I was kinda let
down. On such a momentous
occasion, that's all he could come
up with. After pondering on it for
thirty years I've come to: realize it'
was, and is, the greatest, single
piece of living instruction I've ever
heard!
Dad taught my oldest son how
to walk. They both were so proud!
I watched them down in the floor
and tried to remember if he'd done
the same with me.
The last'time Dad "got on" me
really good was over some electri-
cal wires running out to the shed
in back of my house. "Son, there's
naked places in those lines. What
if. one of the boys hits them with a
'stick. You need to fix that! I can't
believe a son of mine could be so
careless ."
The summer after he died Q. P.
and I ran 'new lines, underground.
I look up sometimes when I'm
out in the back yard where those
wires used to hang. And a thou-
sand thoughts race through my
mind.
He gave me so much more
than. either of us realized.,
Respectfully.
Kes


Lighthouse
(From Page 1)

Equally important is the restora-
tion of the dilapidated keepers'
quarters.
It is hoped that. Gulf County.
will soon be in control of one of its
important historical resources,.
and that the keepers'.quarters will
be opened to the public for view-
ing and for holding public events.



Dinner
(From Page 1)
Neal Wade is recognized as
one' of the most successful eco-
nomic development leaders in. the
Southeast, and had been quoted
as stating, "My job is to create
jobs."
Those attending the dinner
will have a choice between chick-
en, steak, or seafood at a cost of
$15.
Installation of officers arid the
awarding of 'the Lifetime
Achievement Award will be among
the featured events. Scholz said
anyone wishing to make nomina-
tions for the Lifetime Achievement
Award or for the open: board
seats, should call, the Chamber
office with nominations.
The 25th of February will be.
the cut-off date for nominations.


Special Events for Mexico
Beach, Inc. wants to know who
cooks the best gumbo! On
Saturday, February 19, between
the hours of 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.,
CT, a fierce competition of culi-
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-
town judges will determine which


Pickett
(From Page 1)
Readiness Coalition, and 'an
Athletic Booster for the Port St.
Joe Sharks. Currently, Pickett is
co-host on Channel 44's "Let's
Talk."
He and his family attend the
First United. Methodist Church,
where he has cooked more than
one. BBQ chicken dinner with the
Men's Club.
Pickett-states, "I believe that I
can apply my experiences as a
. local business owner to the office-
of Tax Collector with a strong
knowledge of budgets manage-
ment and public relation skills. I
look forward to being able to work
hard for the people of Gulf.
County."' ,,, "


Skull
(From Page 1).
portion, was sent to the Universi-
ty of Florida in Gainesville for fur- ,
other study.
According to Sheriff Frank
McKeithen, the skull may belong
to one of .the numerous missing
persons. in Gulf and Bay Coun-
ties-more likely however, in the
cases of persons lost at sea.
At the university, the studies
should be able to determine the
skull's race; gender and approxi-
mate age. DNA testing may also
reveal, the identity of the
deceased. No other information is
available at this time, as tests are
currently underway.


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.
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.

C*ty

(From Page 1)
held.1
Several other minor issues
were also alluded to in the letter.
The letter requested a workshop
Sbe held with commissioners and
p police representatives.
_- 'Officers signing .the letter
'included W. L. "Butch" Arend.
Russell L. Burch, Debra Everett,.
' James Hersey, Ernest Gant, Chris
Teeter, Pam Norris, James Norris,
and James Stephens.
SMayor Frank Pate called for a
. workshop to be held Wednesday
Afternoon (February 16th) at 4:00
" to discuss the issues.
4, Chief Leffert said he was in
hopes that the workshop would
resolve the issues. "We're all here
to provide a good professional ser-.
vice to the citizens of Port St. Joe."
Forest Park Grant Accepted
After holding one workshop,
^iand then further discussing the
S 150,000 State, Parks and
Recreation Grant. the board.
agreed to go ahead with the park,
plans for Forest Park South
between L6th and 20th Streets.
Park committee member
Melissa Ramsey approached the'
board to discuss the project. She
pointed out that the city will only
have to pay S7.500 in matching
funds to get S150,000 in total
grant fund-s awarded. The city will
also do S30,000 in in-kjint ser-


D.A.R.E. Proclaimed!
Gulf County Sheriff Frank McKeithen (right) presented chair-
man of the Gulf County Commission Billy Traylor this automo-
bile plate to go along with four roadside signs proclaiming Gulf
as a D.A.R.E. county.
Sheriff McKeithen presented the four signs to the county to
be displayed along the highways entering Gulf County. The signs
spell out-"This is a D.A.R.E. County."
The D.A.R.E. program is very active within the Gulf County
school system as a result of D.A.R.E. Officer Mark Cutler's
involvement with the students. D.A.R.E. stands for "Drug Abuse:
Resistance and Education" and promotes a theme to resist drugs
and violence.
"This is a very important program that takes the true mes-
sage about drugs right to the heart of Our community-our chil-
dren," Sheriff McKeithen said.


vices.
Ramsey outlined the project
which will include a fishing pond.
playground equipment, picnic,
tables and grills, a one-half mile
exercise/nature, trail, tennis
court, bathrooms. and more. She
also explained that only the fish-
ing pond would be dredged-dis-
pelling rumors that extensive
dredging plans were being made.
Many of those present spoke
up in support of the local park
project and the need for the first-
class facility.
The board voted 4-1 to go
ahead with the project.
Commissioner McNair opposed
the motion. Commissioners'David
Horton, Jerry Barnes, Jorge. San
SPedro, and Mayor Pate supported
the motion.
In Other Business
*Agreed to a request from res-
idents of' Cypress '.and Juniper
Avenues of Port St. Joe to try and
resolve dangerous traffic/pedes-
trian problems in the area.
*Decided to go out for bids to
light one of the girls' softball fields
at the request of league president


Denise' Strickland and several
other concerned parents. The
league has grown to 15 teams
with 150-girls.
*Voted to go out for emer-
gency bids and replace the roof at
the David Jones Center at the
request of Commissioner Damon
Peters.
*Heard the first reading of two
ordinances, #261 and #262.
*Heard a report from Rex
Buzzett of the Downtown
Redevelopment Agency. He
shared with the' board that .the
group has reviewed the conceptu-
al plans of the St. Joe Company in
anticipation of developments
which could include the marina
property. These ideas are still in
the planning stages.
DTRA member Carl White
also approached the board seekL
ing its support to include Martin
Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in
North Port St. Joe in future plans.
Commissioner McNair pointed out
that: the boulevard and several
other projects were already
included in the city's comprehen-
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Miss Valentine
Pageant Big Success
The Miss Valentine Pageant
for 2000 was held on February
12th at 7:00 p.m. in the
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
There were 83 contestants .and
over 400 people in attendance
throughout the evening. '
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association extends iLs
deep appreciation to the Gulf
County School Board, and the
staff at the elementary school for
their wonderful support and help.
Sue Abreu. representing the
Wewahitchka Woman's Club, was
presented a trophy for over 15
years of outstanding stage design
and decorations for the annual
pageant.
The. following contestants
were selected as the winners and
runner-ups for the Miss Valentine
Pageant.
* Little Miss Sweetheart:
queen, Katelyn Drew Roberts;
first runner-up,. Danielle
Annette Wolf; second runner-
up, Charity Breanna Bremer;
third runner-up, Michelle
Holly; fourth runner-up,
Megan Marie Setterich; and
fifth runner-up, Jessica
Jamerson.
* Little Miss Valentine: queen,
Tiffany Hall; first runner-up,
Rebecca Lee Ann.Barnes; sec-
ond runner-up, Erika
Whitfield. third runner-up,
Leigh Little. and fourth runner-
up. Kayla Rene Mann.
Miss 'Valentine Sweetheart:
queen, Catherine Long; first
runner-up, Kayla Hall; second
runner-up, Sara Whittington;
third runner-up, Amber Lanier;
and fourth runner-up, Jasmine
Laurel Ward,
Miss Gulf County Valentine
Queen: queen, Jonilyn L.
-Whittington; first runner-up
Krystal Hope Hendrick; ,and
second runner-up, Stephanie
Marie Alderman.
Wiiners of poster contest are.
as follows: 'first place, Karai
Bremer; second place, Ashley
Wreath; and third place,
Jessica C. Feltrop.
A special thanks to the Gulf
Coast Electric Company and
Comforter Funeral Home for pay-
ing the accident insurance pre-
mium. Thanks go to the following
wonderful sponsors: Wewahitchka
State Bank, Emerald Coast
Federal Credit Union, and Dixie
Dandy.
Cindy Belfh, the pageant'
director, was,. assisted by Sara
Allen.; Bil Lylesdid, wonderful I
(See VALENTINE on Pagei5A)


Mr. ;and Mrs. Michael L.
Burkett,-. Sr., announce the
engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter. Kelly
Arin, to Robert Boyer Ramsev.
Kelly is the granddaughter of
Jean Jones and Mr. and Mrs.
James' Jones. She is also the
granddaughter of Faye Burkett
and the late G.L. Burkett, all of
Port St. Joe.
Kelly is a 1994 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and is
presently employed with Anchor
Realty on St. George Island.
Robert is the son of Helen
Carlsten and the late Paul F.
Ramsey. Paternal grandparents
are Ruth Ramsey and the late


Edwin D. Ramsey of Port St. Joe.
Maternal grandparents are the
late Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Lowery of
Nettleton, Mississippi.
Robert is a 1987'graduate of
Port St. Joe High School. He will
graduate from Florida State
University 1ith a degree in crimi-
nology in August of 2000. He is
currently employed with Gulf
Correctional Institute in
Wewahitchka.
The wedding will take place
on Saturday, May 20, at 6:00
p.m. in. the First Baptist Church
of Port St. Joe.
A reception will be held in the
couple's honor, at the home of
Morris and Teri Palmer at 111
Cabel Drive in Port 'St. Joe. All
friends and relatives of the couple
are cordially invited to attend the
wedding and' reception.


Flemings Celebrate

Fifty Years Together
Bill and Betty Fleming of Port
St. Joe celebrated their 50th wed-
ding anniversary on January 28th.
Bill presented Betty with 50 red
roses as a sign of their love for
each other for every year.
They celebrated the weekend
with their three children, eight
grandchildren, two great-grand-
children and extended famiily.
Also Bill's mother, Mrs. J.' D.
Fleming, brother-in-law Bobby
Lee, and close friends Bro. and
Mrs. Howard Browning joined'the
special celebration.
The family celebrated Satur-
day evening with a dinner at
Butler's Restaurant and a small
reception at the home of their
daughter, Jan Nobles. Many 'fai-
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attended to show their love for fthe
couple.
Mr. Fleming commented,
"Look what happens after '50
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2000 PAGE 5A



Miss Jamie Marie Haddock and Archie Ray Linton Exchange Vows


At Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church in Port St. Joe on
Saturday, December 1L 1999,
Reverend David Fernandez led the
marriage service which joined
Archie Ray Linton and Jamie
Marie Haddock as husband and
wife.
As notes of specially-chosen
music filled the church, arched
and heart candelabras entwined
with ivy and baby yellow rosebuds
were lit by the brothers of the
bride and groom, signaling the
commencement of the special
occasion.
The softly lit sanctuary was
beautifully decorated with a vari-
ety of greenery and ferns, softly
draped tulle, and yellow bows.
Alternate aisle pews were dressed
with tulle bows highlighted by yel-
low roses and eucalyptus. The


outer pews were accented with a
draping of white tulle and minia-
ture lights.
Arrangements of yellow roses
complemented by gladioli, mums,
and floral accents in shades of
yellow, burgundy, and white
dressed the piano and orgAn.
The couple's: grandparents,
Montez Pitts, Eunice Haddock,
Fannie Sapp, and Jay and Inez
Barnard, were honorably escorted
to their pews by their grandsons.
As the three o'clock hour
drew near, the parents of the cou-
ple, Mr. and Mrs. David Harlan
Haddock and Mr. and Mrs. Benny
Frank Linton, proceeded down
each aisle as pianist/soloist Mary
Lou Cumbie shared the heartfelt
song, "The Parent's Prayer."
Before being seated, they met
at and lit the family unity candles,


signifying their willingness to
share a part of themselves with
another, and giving their blessing


pearlized insets by the matron of
honor for the occasion.
The best man was Scotty


Katelyn Brake, cousin of the
'groom, prepared the entranceway
for the bride with yellow rose
petals from a soft white basket
dressed with ribbons and lace.
She was sweetly dressed in a soft
yellow tea-length gown accented
with a lace overlay and lace
gloves.
As all else was in place,
organist Audrey Gay welcomed
the bride to the sanctuary by con-
tinuing the "Bridal Chorus" into a
more heightened verse.
The bride entered the room
on the arm of her father, and the
two came to rest before the minis-
ter and bridal party \where he
offered her to the groom on behalf
of himself and her mother.
The bride chose as her wed-
ding attire a chapel length gown
fashioned from white satin, fea-
turing an off the shoulder scal-
loped neckline and short cap
sleeves. The gown's bodice was


adorned with lace appliques, seed
pearls, and iridescents.
She wore a fingertip length
veil accented with tiny seed pearls
and attached to a headpiece
adorned with lace appliques and
seed pearls.
It was accented with a pearl
necklace which was a gift for the
occasion from her maternal
. grandmother.
She carried a bouquet of yel-
low and white roses, burgundy
mums, and purple accent touch-
es.
Rev. Fernandez continued the
service by leading those attending
in the invocation. He then shared
with the couple the reciting of the
vows and blessing and exchange
of the rings.
"Because You Loved Me,"
sung by Mary Lou, was chosen by
Jamie to share with Archie as
(See WEDDING on Page 6A)


Mr. anid Mrs. Kerry P. Hartley

-Seitzinger and Hartley Wed


Kerry P. Hartley and Pamela
J. Seitzinger were married on
December 24 at Christ Clarion
Presbyterian Church in Pittsford,
New York.
The groom is the son of
Sherrill and Pat Hartley of
Wewahitchka. The bride is the
daughter of Shirley Kelly and
Thomas Seitzinger, Sr. of
Rochester, New York.
Kerry is the grandson of Arley
Hartley and the late Lucille
Hartley and the late Preston and
Nellie McCormick, all of Wewa-
hitchka.
Derry Hartley, Kerry's
brother, was the best man but
unable to participate due to prior


JaQuan Lang

Look Who's Two
JaQuan Lang turned two
years old on Friday, February 11.
He will be celebrating his birthday
in Port St. Joe on Saturday,
February 19th, with friends and
family.
JaQuan is 'the son of Khalilah
Hill and Otis Lang, III, and the
grandson of Brenda Hill, Melvin
Quinn, Gloria Blensoe, and Otis
Lang, Jr.

Valentine
(From Page 4A)
job as master of ceremonies. The
following volunteers worked very
hard to make the pageant a
tremendous success. Mary Lee
Pitts, Millie Lyles, Barbara
Mammon, Louise Keith, Bernice
Moore, Debbie Sumner, Phyllis
Moore, Martha Davis, Faye
Fortner, Elizabeth Stokoe, Lake
Lovelace, Marie Hood, Marion
Simmons, and Betty Jean
Godwin.


commitments. He sent hiis 'best"
wishes and had Roger Abbey of
Rochester stand in for him.
Virginia Gross-Abby, also of
Rochester, was the maid or honor
and Pamela's son Justin was the'
ring bearer.
A small, private dinner party
was held after the ceremony and
the honeymoon is set for a later
date.


of the union.
After Rev. Fernandez, the "
groom, and best man took their
places in the service, the brides-
maids and groomsmen entered as
couples on opposite aisles of the
church, and were followed by the
matron of honor.
Chosen as the bride's atten-.
dants were matron of honor Kandi
Rollins and bridesmaids. Krista
Nobles, Stephanie Owens, and.
Amanda Turner-each a special ,
friend to Jamie. hi
The young, ladies were
dressed elegantly ini a black crepe
tiara gown with a v-back design.
accented in white. Their dresses
were complemented by droplet,
necklaces and earrings,. a gift.
from the bride, and each carried a
pair of soft yellow roses dressed
by a streaming white ribbon.
The hairstyle of the. bride and
'her attendants was specially fash-
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Workers and friends are shown at the birthday celebration.


Weddi'n f- -


they proceeded to light the unity
candle signifying their choice to
become one.
They also. took a moment to
present each one's mother with a
lorg stemmed yellow rosebud and
to embrace their parents.
After closing the. ceremony
with a prayer of blessing, the pas-
tor presented "Mr. and Mrs. Archie
Ray Linton" to the congregation,
and they exited'the sanctuary to
the tune of the "Wedding March."
Serving as ushers were the
bride's brothers. Chad and Ashley,
Haddock, and her cousin, Jeffrey
Pitts.
Jessie Linton. nephew of the
groom, and Brian Pitts, cousin of
the bride, took great pride in
sharing programs with everyone
attending the service .
Each of the young men were
stnking in white tuxedos and
boutohnieres. fashioned after
those the groomsmen wore.
The wedding..was directed. by
Jan Nobles. Attending the sound_
system was Jack Medley.
The couple was given much
guidance and support in planning
their wedding by good friend,
Melita Davis.,
Shanna Wester was: most
helpful in attending the nursery.
for 'those attending.
Wedding Rieceptioni
SOn -behalf of Archie,. Jamie.
and their parents; Rev. -erriahdez
invited all in attendance to join
them in celebration at a reception
held in the fellowship hall of the
church immediately following the
ceremony.
Cheerful music arranged by
Jenny Anderson filled the room as,
the guests were 'greeted by host-
esses Diane Pitts, Suzanne
.Besore, and Traci Gaddis.
Everyone enjoyed looukng at a
candlelit display of the bnde and
groom's childhood photos, span-
ning/ from pre-school to their
night at the prom. while waiting
for them to oin the reception.
Betty Jo Ingram was chosen
to attend the bride's memory
book.
The bnde's cake was served
by Donna Sue Fowler. aunt of the
.bride. It was a two-tiered dual fla-


vor cake dressed in white icing
with dainty yellow :roses and
strings of pearl beading topped
with ,a Precious Moments bridal
couple, and had streaming rib-
bons leading to two accompany-
ing cakes. The tiers rested atop a
flowing lighted fountain.
The groom's cookie, a choco-
late chip delight which read "I'm
Yours ,Forever," was served by
Anna Moore. It was nestled
amidst a camouflage display fea-
turing some of the couple's
favorite outdoor pastimes.
Macie Tapper filled everyone's
glasses with a delicious citrus
punch to accompany the many
refreshments.
Rehearsal Supper
The parents of the bride and
groom hosted the wedding party
to a hearty meal following Friday
night's rehearsal.
Everyone gathered in the
social hall of Highland View
Baptist Church to enjoy a meal of
"finger licking good" barbecue.ribs
and chicken. off. Willie Ramsey's
grill and turkey smoked by
Tommy Pitts, uncle of the.bride.
Family members and friends
of the nuptial couple prepared all
their favorite side dishes lor the
supper.
Hostesses for the supper were
Ginny Newberry and Shirley
Ramsey. .
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A lingerie shower was hosted
by Amanda Turner and- Krista
Nobles on Saturday, November
13th, in PortSt. Joe Beach, where
she was given many nice pre-
S sent. ,
The ladies. of Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church hosted a
bridal shower honoring Jamie on
Tuesday. November 30th. in the
social hall of the church.
While the guests attending
enjoyed the nice refreshments,
she was presented with a varied
abundance of lovely gifts with
which to begin a wedded life.
Hostesses for the shower
included Karen Butts. Mary Linda
Butts. Catherine Collier. Myrna
Fernandez. Desda Fields. Bunnie
Gainnie. Audrey Gay. Linda
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Boyd Staff Office
Hours In Port St. Joe
A member of U.S.
Representative Allen *Boyd's' (D-
North Florida) staff will be visiting
Port St. Joe on the third Friday of
every month so that the people of
Gulf County will have the oppor-j
tunity to discuss in person issues'
which concern them.
'A representative of Rep.
Boyd's staff will be at the Gulf
County Courthouse in the down-:
stairs conference room from 9:00
until 11:30 a.m.' on Friday,
February 18. ,
Keels. Kristy Lee. Gretchen
Martin, Kathy Medley. Cheryl
Peak. Stella Sasnett. Anita Ward,
Luana Wiley. Jacque Williams,
and Brenda Wood.


On'February 10, employees at
the Arizona Chemical plant in
Port St. Joe gathered together to
celebrate the 70th anniversary of
the company's incorporation.
Birthday cake, cookies, and
punch were served to the emplby-
ees and guests in the plant con-
ference room, that had been
transformed into a party atmos-
phere, complete with balloons,
streamers. and banners.
Special guests included were
Mayor Frank' Pate, Wastewater
Treatment Plant Manager Larry
McArdle, members of Arizona
Chemical Community Addisory
Committee, 'and retired Arizona
Chemical employees.
a Though many employees
came to enjoy the festivities, some
were not able to attend due to
',working different shifts,
:Additional cakes and supplies
were purchased to bring the party
to the shifts so they could, enjoy
the celebration as well.
Hal Beyer., plant manager.
welcomed 'the employees and
guests and gave a brief history of
the company and of the local facil-
ity.
He stated that Arizona
Chemical began in 1930 as a joint
venture between American
Cyanamid and International
Paper Company to mine salt cake
in Cam Verde, Arizona. By 1936,
after the mine was closed, Arizona
Chemical began' the processing of
tall oil and turpentine as co-prod-

School Readiness
Coalition Meeting
,There will be a School
Readiness Coalition meeting on
Monday, February 21, at 10:00
a.m., ET. The site will be, the
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St.
Joe. Visitors and community
members are welcomed.


ucts 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 company's raw materials.
The Port St. Joe facility was built
in 1957 and acquired by
International Paper in 1986.
At the end of the celebration, '
Mr. Beyer commented that he was
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/
Gulf Domestic Violence Council
meets at 3:30. The public is also
encouraged to attend.


well pleased with the large
turnout and employee participa- .
tion and felt everyone'enjoyed the
festivities.
VFW District Meeting
The John C. Gainous VFW
Post # 10069 will be hosting the
district 17 meeting on Sunday,
February 20th, starting at 12:00,
ET. District 17 includes VFW
posts from Wewahitchka,, Panama
City, Panama City Beach, Vernon,
and Chipley.
The Voice of .Democracy
District winners will receive their"
awards at this meeting. The local
winner, Lisa Curry, won second
place at district.
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show your support in the VFW.
The point of contact for VFW Post
#10069 is 229-6826. Due to -the.
district meeting Sunday. euchre-
will be held one hour later starting
at 3:00, ET. Point of contact for"
further information is Ginny
Seefeldt at 648-5303.

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ness that occurred on January
23rd at Cathey's Hardware.
*Ptlm. Himmer was assigned
to investigate two car burglaries
that occurred in the parking lot of
the Hidden Lagoon on January
23rd.
Anyone who may have seen or
heard any suspicious activities in
the areas of these businesses is
asked to contact the MBDPS at
648-4790 or 648-5984.
*Ptlm. Scott Silver was
assigned to investigate a vandal-
ism case that occurred on
February 12th at the Ocean


Breeze Lodge, located at 4102
Highway 98. The incident
occurred around 11:00 p.m.
Anyone with information regard-
ing this crime is also asked to
contact the department at the
above phone numbers.


The most popular names
given to boats registered in
the United States is Odyssey,
according to the Boat Owners
Association of the United
States.


20-25 30 Years of Service to GT Com
Bobby Thompson (left) of Panama City, Emit Daniels (center) of Wewahitchka, and Eddie Randolph (right) of Panama
City were each recognized recently for their years of-dedicated service to the GT Coim phone company. Thompson (20
years), Daniels (25 years), and Randolph (30 years) all received service awards presented by Jack Medley at the Port
St. Joe headquarters.


[aw Enforcem[nt .c.iviti9


[ PSJPD Report)
PUT A BRIGHTER LIGHT ON THE
SUBJECT .
SCarl L. Lamb, 53, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested on Wednesday,
February 9th, at 40 minutes past
midnight, by Port St. Joe Police
Ipepartment Officer Russell Burch
for driving under the influence.
The officer observed the right
taillight lens was missing on the
vehicle being operated by Lamb,
and attempted to initiate a traffic,
stop.
Lamb continued to drive on
tintil he reached his driveway; at
which time he exited his vehicle
and Burch made contact, with
him. At that time he detected a
strong odor of an alcoholic bever-
age on Lamb's breath and
requested him to submit to some
roadside assessments.
Through Officer Burch's
investigation, it was determined
that Lamb was operating a vehicle
while under the influence and
was placed under arrest.
SLamb was given a lawful test
to determine thealcohol content
of his breath. The results of the,
test were .237, .213 and .212,
(third reading due to a difference
between the first and second
reading over 0.02). Lamb was
transported to Lthe GGdf'. C.ou.nt.
Jail to await first appearance.
ALLEGED DRUG & ALCOHOL USE
POINT To JAIL
Kenneth R. Hicks, 39, of
Panama City, was arrested on
Wednesday, February 9th, at
approximately 4:00 a.m.. by
Officer James Stephens for dri-
ving under the influence, posses-
sion of cannabis (less than 20
grams), and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
The officer observed the vehi-
cle being operated by Hicks, tray-
eling 55 m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h. ,
speed zone and being driven in an
erratic manner. He initiated a
traffic stop, and upon making
contact with Hicks, detected a
strong odor of an alcoholic bever-
age.
Officer Stephens determined
that Hicks was driving under the
influence after father investiga-
tion, and was placed under
arrest. He was searched, incident
to a lawful arrest, which revealed
a plastic bag containing cannabis
and.a pipe.
Hicks was given a lawful test
to determine the alcohol content
of his breath. The result of the
tests were .172 and .168. Hicks
was transported to the Gulf
County Jaillto await first appear-,
ance.
"ACCUMULATING" ANOTHER
ARREST .
Richard W. Boddye, 45, of
z Port St. Joe,,. was *arrested by
Sergeant Troy : Sinmmons- on
P Wednesday. February 9th. at
about 9:29 a.m. for unlawful
accumulation.


Sergeant Simmons, through
his investigation, determined that
Boddye had not made ,any
progress in cleaning up his prop-
erty so that it would be in compli-
ance with city ordinance Section
'30-27 Unlawful Accumulation.
Boddye Lwas last released
from Jail on October 5, 1999, and
has had plenty of time to bring his
property in:, compliance with the
city ordinance.
Sergeant Simmons learned
after reviewing previous pictures
that Boddye has added, even more
to his collection of junk that has
created such an eye sore in the
neighborhood. : ., *,.
REPORT OF PHYSICAL ABUSEi
Just before noon on
Saturday, February 12th,:
Anthony A. Bond, 37, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested by Olfficers Glen
Norris and Ross Yowell for .bat-
tery.
Through the, investigation, it
was learned that Bond had beat-
en up (hitting and kicking) a white
female earlier that morning. The
victim approached law enforce-
ment officials and signed a com-
' plaint against Bond for battery.
Norris' research revealed that
Bond had been convicted- of two
previous battery charges, which
made the present charge a felony.
The suspect was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-
ported to the Gull County Jail.
STOP THAT ALCOHOL TEENAGER.
Donald Sanders, Jr., 18, of
Apalachicola, was also arrested
on February 12th at approximate-
ly 1:21 a.m. by Officer Burch for
possession of alcohol under the
age of 21:
The officer saw the vehicle
that Sanders was driving run a
stop sign and. initiated a 'traffic
stop. Officer Burch observed an
empty beer can in the bed of the
pick-up truck and" a cooler par-
tially open. containing iced down
beer in it.
Burch's investigation revealed
that Sanders was under the age of
.21 and that an individual, had
purchased the alcoholic bever-
ages for him in Apalachicola. The,,
suspect was taken into custody,
without 'incident and transported
*to the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.


(Sheriff 's Beat)

RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL .. .
Tuesday. February 8th-
Zebede Addison, 34, B/M, of
Wewahitchka, conspiracy to dis-
tribute cocaine.
Wednesday, February 9th-
Charles Beachum. 49, B/M, of'
Port St. Joe. child support; Aaron
Whitfield. 38. W/M, of Port St.
'-Joe, obtaining a controlled sub-
stance by fraud; George Thomas.
Sr., 77, B/M. of Port St. Joe. no-
lation of probation (re: driving
while license. suspended or


revoked.
Friday, February 11th-
Kenneth' Dixon, 42, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, driving under the
influence.
Saturday, February 12th-
Aaron Touchet, 23, W/M, of Port
St. Joe, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
Sunday February 13th-
David Pickron, 39, W/M, of Port
St. Joe, violation of probation (re:
driving while license suspended
or revoked and improper tag) and
failure to appear (re: worthless
,checks).
Monday, February 14th-
-James Barineau, 61, of Port St.
Joe, two counts of aggravated
assault with a firearm.


M.B.D.P.S. Log)

ACTiviTY REPORT FOR
FEBRUARY 7TH TO 13TH
During the above referenced
time period, and including prior
crash and arrest information not
made public for the period
between December 27, 1999 and
January 31st, the Mexico Beach
Department of Public Safety-
Police Division answered 41 calls
for service, and investigated one
burglary, and one theft. No
assaults were reported.
During this same period, offi-
cers investigated one traffic crash
which resulted in no injuries and


S$250 in property damage.
On Saturday, February 12th,
Patrolman Bill Latza responded to
a hit and run crash that occurred
in the parking lot of the Hidden
Lagoon restaurant. .
It was stated that an
unknown type truck had struck a
1992 Mercury owned by Ana 1I.
Burnett of Mexico Beach. The dri-
ver of the truck had fled the area
prior to the patrolman's arrival.
The MBDPS is currently investi-
gating this hit-and-run crash.
If you have any information in
regard to this case, please contact
the MBDPS at 648-4790 or 648-
5984.
The officers also issued seven
traffic warnings and five traffic
citations during the past week.
RECENT ARRESTS
*James McMillan, of Mexico
Beach, was arrested for an active
warrant from Bay County. On
February 9th, Patrolman Scott
Silver was informed that James
McMillan had active warrants for
three counts of passing worthless
checks. He was arrested without
incident and transported to the
Bay County Jail.
CRIMES INVESTIGATED
During the stated time period,
officers of the department were
assigned to investigate the follow-
ing crimes:
*Ptlm. Himmer was assigned
to investigate a burglary 'and
grand theft case that was report-
ed on February 10th. The inci-,
dents occurred during-,the last sL\
months of last year.
3 1; e*Btm.. Himmer was assigned
to investigate a burglary of a busi-


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Fertilizing & Pruning Fruiting Plants


: Late February and early
March marks the prime time to do
things for most fruiting plants:
Fertilize and Prune. In this article,
I'll give a few tips on the above
mentioned topics.
Apples and pears: If in the
ground at least a season, fertilize
them with a 10-10-10 at one
pound per year of age (up to max
of 15 pounds per tree), in
February, repeat in June, spread
evenly under tree's canopy. Prune
branches that are rubbing, those

"55/Alive" Notice
Due to illness, Harry Stohler
(as was stated in the paper last
week) will not be able'to take.
reservations for the AARP
55/Alive Driving Class to be held
at the Port St. Joe Senior Center,
on Tuesday and Wednesday,
February 22nd and 23rd. All
those wishing to make a reserva-
tion are asked to please call Ruth
McLaughlin at (850) 648-3067.

Deanna Watson
Makes Honor List


Deanna Watson received noti-
fication from the Dean of Student
Development of Gulf Coast
Community College that she had-
earned a place on the Honors List
for the Fall 1999 semester.
The Honors iList is reserved
for full-time students with grade
point averages between 3.00 and
3.69 and part-time students with
grade point averages of 3.00 and
above. Fewer than 25 percent of
all Gulf Coast Community College
students attain this level of acad-.
emic distinction.
Deanna is the daughter" of.
Buck and Janet Garrett.

Mexico Beach AARP
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 will 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.,


Inez Alligood
Inez Alligpod, 80, of
Woodstock. Georgia. formerly of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Wednesday, February 9th. She
was a member of the Westside
Baptist Church,,of Wewahitchka.
She is preceded In death by her
husband of 63 years. Lamar.
Mrs. Alligood is survived by a
son, Jim Alligood and wife, Dottie,
of Youngstown; five daughters,
Dot Strickland and husband,
Harold. of Conyers. Georgia, Jan
Cunningham and husband. Ben,
of Woodstock. Georgia, Anna'
Garmon and 'husband, David. of
Alpharetta. Georgia. Nina Carson
and husband, Tom,, of Canton
Georgia, and Denise Miller and
husband, Johnny of Midlothian,
Virginia; four sisters. Gertrude
Langley, Jewel. Alligood. Irene
Collett and Laverrie Suber; two,
brothers, Lewis Hayes and- J.B.
Hayes; 10 grandchildren: and
eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Friday, February 11. at Loule E.
Jones Funeral Home in
Alpharetta with Dr. Larry Aultman
officiating. Interment was held at
, College Park Cemetery at 2:45
p.m.
-', \

Millie 0. Manasco
Millie Ovella Manasco, 98.
passed away February 12 in
Neptune Beach. She was born in
Bankston, Alabama and had
resided in Port 'St. Joe and
Jacksonville since 1951.
Ms. Manasco is survived by
her five daughters, Wimberth
Russell (Charlie), Imogene Adams,
Lois Marie Nichols (John),
Dorothy Guilford, (Charles), arid
Joan Beasley (Jesse); one son. Joe
Manasco (Mary); one brother,
Robert S. Hammack; two sisters,
Virtell Loe and Nellodean Smith;
15 grandchildren; 21 great-grand-
children; and three great-great-
grandchildren. ,
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, February 15, at 2:00
p.m. in Riverside Memorial Park.
Services were under the direc-'
tion of Town and Country Funeral
Home in Jacksonville.

Lola Mae Webb
Lola Mae Webb, 55, passed
away Thursday, February 3. She
was born in Port St. Joe and
moved to Orlando in 1975. She
was a sales clerk for a conve-
nience store and a member of the
St. Mark A.M.E. Church in
Orlando.


that are diseased, and try to keep
branches pointed away from cen-
ter instead of back in.
Don't over-prune or you will


haps as late as the end of March
with some varieties).
Earlier pruning might stimu-
late premature bud break, if we


Florida Garden

Extension Notes

by
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service:


lose a year with no fruit, and also.
over stimulate lush spring growth
leading to a higher incidence of
fire bight.

Peaches, plums, and nec-
tarines: Use the sane amount
and kind of fertilizer as above in,
late February or early March. In
pruning these, however, it is sug-
gested you wait until they are
actually in flower to prune (per-

Club Will Meet


Beaches Lions
The Beaches Lions Club will
meet on Tuesday, February 22, at
11:30 a.m., CT, at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center. Both men and
women as prospective members
and/or guests are welcome to
attend.
Please attend and help the
club with community service pro-
jects. For further information.
please, call Ruth or' Bob at 647-
3473.

Michigan Day,
Michigan Day will be held at
the Mexico Beach Civic Center
Building, located on North 31st,
Street in Mexico Beach, on Friday,
February 25th, at 12:00 p.m.. CT.
If you were born, raised, or
have lived in Michigan, or are a
friend of someone who is, you are
welcome to attend.
Those attending are asked to
bring a covered dish to pass and
your table service. Coffee and iced
tea will be provided.


Ms. Webb is survived by three
daughters, Brenda Pace, Teresa
Kirkland, and Marsha Pace, all of
Orlando; one son, Denario Cooke
of Orlando; five brothers, Cecil
Webb 'and James Webb of Warner
Robbins, Georgia. Sol Bruce of
Portland. Oregon. Jerry D. Bruce
of Orlando, and Rico Garland of
Portland. Oregon: and six grand-
children.
Funeral services were held on
Saturday. February 12, at 11:00
a.m. at St. Mark A.M.E. Church in
Orlando. with Reverend Samuel L.
.-"Green, Sr. officiating. Interment
followed at Washington Park
- Cemetery.

Roy Lee Crowe
Roy Lee Crowe,. of Conyers,
Georgia, died Wednesday. Feb-
ruary 9th.
He is survived by his mother,
Ann Crowe 'of Lithonia, Georgia;
his wife, Teresa Crowe; two sons,
Lee Crowe and wife, Angela of
Covington, Georgia and Jimmy
Crowe of Mexico Beach; one
daughter. Tracy Crowe White and
husband Gene of Conyers.
Georgia: four brothers. Troy
Worthey of Hartwell. Georgia. Joe,
Crowe of Lithonia. Georgia, Dan
Crowe of Greensboro, Georgia,
and'Herman Crowe of Marietta,
Georgia; one sister, Chris Hudson
of Greensboro, Georgia; and four
grandchildren. Jrd6danj Crowe.
Brandon White, Amberlee Crowe,
and Madison White.
.. Services were held on Friday,
February 11, at 3:00 p.m., at
Wages & Sons Chapel with
Reverend Chris Allen officiating.
All funeral services were
under the direction of Wages &
Sons Stone Mountain. Chapel in
Stone Mountain, Georgia.


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have a warm spell. This could.
cost you this year's crop. As.
above, prune rubbing or diseased
branches out, but make greater
effort. to remove all branches
pointed back toward the center. A'.
properly pruned'tree should look
like a bow with the center kept
open.
Pecans: They also should be
fertilized with a 10-10-10 in
February, at the rate' of one
pound per year of age up to 40
pounds per tree in February and

Yard & Bake Sale
Friends and family members
of Keith Creamer, a Port St. Joe
resident, are sponsoring a yard:'
and bake sale on Saturday,.
March 4th, at the vacant lot adja-
cent to City Hall (along Reid
Avenue).
The sale organizers are host-i
ing the sale to assist Creamer in
raising funds to offset expenses
involved in his pending participa-
tion in the 2000 World Martial
Arts Millennium Games in
Sydney, Australia on April, Ist
and 2nd.
They support him In his hon- .
orable representation of this.
community as well as the United
States in this competition. Since
Creamer Is currently attending
school, after being laid off from
the paper mill, he is in need of
assistance.
They will be happy to accept'
any monetary donations or items
for the sale. Please call one of the
following for donation drop-off: ,
Ann Ballarda 229-6154, Stacy
Neal, 227-9655, or Inell
Stutzman, 229-8403.


Thanks
Words can not begin to
,express the gratitude that we feel,
for this community and what it'.
means to our family.
We would like to thank :every-'
one that brought food or sent,
Lacey cards and flowers. But we
would especially like to thank,
everyone for their prayers, for this,
is what brought our. family
through this trying time.
God bless you,
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Gators Open Season With Classic


PSJ Pre-Season Classic Winners
: Members of the 2000. Port St. Joe Sharks varsity baseball squad shown in the photo above are:
[kneeling, from left] Ryan Caswell, Jacob Tankersley, Ryan Stephens, Koran Peters, Adam Hamm;
[standing, from left] Head Coach Buck Watford, Chad Haddock, Matt Dailey, BrettiJeffcoat, Bryce
Thbmas, Adam Nixon, Ashley Stephens, Brad Knox, Steve Lowrey, Michael Manley, trainer Jarrod
Wester, Assistant Coach Chuck Gannon, and scorekeeper Brandon Davis.


Sharks Oi
PORT ST.. JOE 14, CAAiRABELLs 2
S THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH
The Port St. Joe Sharks' base-
ball team opened up the 2000
season this past weekend with a
14-2 victory over Carrabelle in the
PSJ' Pre-$eason Classic spon-
sored by' Wewahitchka State
Bank. The Sharks jumped out to a
2-1 lead after one inning of play,
then scored four runs, in the sec-
ond, third and fourth innings to
end the game in five Innings.
Steven .Lowrey and Adam
Hamm combined for a one-hitter
on' the mound for Port St. Joe.
Lowrey struck-out six batters in
three innings to pick up the win
for the Sharks. He allowed one hit
and one run. Hamm struck-out
six and walked one in his two
innings of relief.
i Ashley Stephens went, three


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Koran Peters scgris the
*rst run of the season for the
Sharks on Ashley Stephens'
triple against the .Panthers.
for four with a double, triple, and
-two RBI to lead the Shaiks' 10 hit
attack. Koran Peters went two for
,two with two singles, Brett Jeff-
hoat had a solo homerun, Brad
ox had a double, while Matt
Caswell, Adam Nixon and Adam
Hamm each had a single for Port
St. Joe.
CHS 1 00 0 1 -2 1 7
PSJ 2.44 4x -14 10 2

PORT ST. JOE 11, BLOUNTSTOWN 1


)en Their 2000 Season


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH
The Sharks pounded .out 11'
hits to beat Blountstown .11- 1 in
the championship game on Fri-
day. Port-St. Joe scored four runsiis
in the bottom of the first inning,
and one in the third to take a 5-0
lead,, before scoring four in the
fourth and two in the fifth to put
the mercy rule in effect.
Ryan Stephens gave up two
hits and, struck-out six batters in
four Innings to pick up the win on
the mound for the Sharks. Ashley
Stephens struck-out two, walked
two and gave up one run in his
one inning of relief.
-Bryce Thomas went two for
two with a double and two RBI..
Ashley Stephens was two for three
with a double and an RBI, Matt
Caswell was two for four with a
double and an RBI, and Koran'
Peters was two for four with two
singles to lead the Sharks. Ryan
Stephens and Jacob Tankersley
each had a RBI triple, and Steve
Lowrey added a RBI single for the
Sharks.
The Sharks displayed a lot of
offense during the tournament
scoring 25 runs on 21 hits against
Carrabelle and Blountstown.
BHS 0 0 0 1 1 2 3-
PSJ 4.01 4 2 -, 1111 0.


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Ashley Stephens led the
Sharks at the: plate going five
for seven with a triple, two
doubles and three RBI during
the PSJ Pxe-season Classic.

Rifle Club Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
four separate .22 RF rifle
benchrest. matches oin Saturday
morning, Febrdary 19th. Set-up
and registration will start at 8:30
and the first match, an, American'
Rimfire Association match, will'
start at 9:30.
The ARA match Is a precision.
bullseye match fired with the rifle
supported on a benchrest. A tar-'
get with 25 bullseves is placed 50
yards from the firing line and the',
shooter has 20 minutes to fire a'
shot at each bullseye. Scoring is
worst edge and the maximum
possible score is 2,500. There are
no restrictions on rifle weight or
scope power. -
After the" 0omrlition of the
ARA match a series of three IR
50/50 matches will be shot. These
matches utilize a different target
than the ARA match, and the best
edge scoring method is used.
Each match consists of a target
with 25 bullseyes and the shooter
has 30 minutes to fire one shot at
each bullseye. Possible score in
thege matches is 250 points.
The, first match is the sporter
rifle match. For this match the
rifle weight, including scope, can-
not exceed 7.5 pounds and the.,
scope power setting cannot exceed
6.5 power.
The second match will be for'
rifles thaL cannot exceed 10.5
pounds and the third match will
be for rifles with a maximum
weight of 13.5 pounds. In these
two matches there are no liindts
on scope power magnification.
: Last; Sattirday.,. the club held:
Its monthly .22 i mfire bullseye.
pistol and hunter pistol metallic'
silhouette matches.
The bullseye math was won
by Calvin Dean with a score of
728-6x. John, Dady was second
.with 706-9x and Tommy Wood'
was .third with 687-6x. The match
had 11 shooters.
The silhouette match was won
by Harvey Brewton with 11 tar-
gets knocked down. Dean was
second with 10 targets and Dan'
Kirkland' had seven targets for
third place. This match had 10
shooters.


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NORTH FL. 13, COTTONDALE 0
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY I iTH
North Florida Christian's
Jason Spradley tossed a no-hit
shut-out as the Eagles beat Cot-
tondale 13-0 in the opening game
of the Preble-Rish Pre-Season
Classic.
North Florida broke open a
close game with six runs in the
fourth inning,.

WEWAHITCHKA 3, TALLAVANA 7
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH
The Wewahlitchka" Gators'
opened up the 2000 season with a
7-3 loss to Tallavana Christian in
the first round of the Preble-Rish
Pre-Season Classic. The Gators
jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the
first inning,' but Tallavana
bounced back to tie the' game: in'
the third inning. The Gators
added two runs in 'the top of the
fourth inning to take a 3-1 lead,
however Tallavana put up three in


the bottom half of the inning to
take a 4-3 lead.
Chris White collected,
Wewahltchka's only hit of the'
night as Nelson sftruck-out 13
Gator batters. Jonathan Thomas'
took the loss for Wewahitchka
going four innings and giving up
two earned runs.
"1 thought our voung kids did


...
Wewahitchka's Wesley
Colvin throws a pitch against
Tallavana Christian Friday
night in' the Preble-Rish ,"Ire-
season Classic, .,


what they are capable of doing at
this point, we will get better," said
head coach Grant Grantharh.
WHS 100 2 00 00-3 1 5
TCHSOO 1 3 12 x- 7 8 2
WEWAHITCHKA 5, COTTONDALE 8
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
The. Gators suffered a 8-5 loss
to, Cottondale in Saturday's con-,,
solation,.game of the. Preble-Rish
Pre-Season Classic.
"If we throw strikes, we win
this game,"!'said coach Grantham.
Philip Hall was recorded with
the loss on the ,mQund for the,.,
Gators, and D. J.,Barber was the
winning pitcher for .,Cottondale,
Justin Barnes threw two strong
innings of relief for the Gators. ;
S.Chris White and, Josh,-
Mauldin each had two hits -to lead
the. Gators .at the plate.
NORTH FL. 8, TALIAVANA'5
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
North Florida Christian beat
Tallavana Christian 8-5 in Satur-n"
day's championship game. Micah
Posey picked up the win 'on the
mound for the Eagles. North Flori-
da scored five runs In the fourth
inning.
Jason Spradley of North Flori-
da Christian was named the tour-
nament MVP.


Members of the 2000 Wewahitchka High School Gators base-
ball team are, from left: [kneeling] Justin Barnes, Jeff Semmes,
Johnathan Thomas, Wesley Colvin, and Trampus Andrews; [seat-
ed] Chris White, Philip Hall, Jusin Miller, Blake Rish, Josh
Mauldin, Bradley Shavers, and Alex Chan.


Shown from left are: Brett Jeffcoat, John Gainou
Lambert, Ryan Stephens, Dexter Gant, John Welborn, SteV
Brooks Adkison, and Brandon Davis. Kneeling 1i Koran Pe


Awards Given at Football Ba]


'The Port St. Joe Sharks' foot-
ball team held its 1999-2000 var-
sity football "banquet Januanr
13th .at the high school. The
Sharks went 8-4 this past season
and lost to Baker in the Regional
Semi-Finals.
SOffensive Player of the Year-,
'Dexter Gant. '.
Defensive Player of the Year-'
'Ryan Stephens.
Special Teams Awuard-Jarred
Lambert.
i Captains,-Dexter. Gant, John
painous, and Steve. "Henry".






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The first pitch of the
Preble-Rish Pre-Season Classic
was tossed home by Grant
Rish.

Des Baxter Leads

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average to 1 1.4 points per game.
He went eight of nine from the foul
line against the Jaguars. and is
us, Jarred 62 of 67 with a .925 average on
ve Lowrey, the year. Desmond was ranked
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Lady Sharks Win


District 3-2A Title


Port St. Joe 63, Wewahitchka 31
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
advanced to the District 3-2A
championship game with Friday
night's 63-31 victory over
Wewahitchka. The Lady Sharks
led 33-11 at halftime and
outscored the Lady Gators 30-20
in the second half of play.
Tynetta Towner led all scorers
with a game-high 21 -points. Bon ,
nie Belin followed with 17, and
Courtney Lenox added 13 points
for Port St. Joe (15-6). '
SHARKS 22 11 18 12 63
GATORS 3 8 4 16 31
PSJ-Bonnie Belin 17, Mlegan
Johnson 4, Courtney Lenox 13,;;
Kayla Jefferson. 1, Tynetta Towner
21, Veronica Atkins 6, and Sheir'
Welborn 1.
WEWA-Kimberly McMillion 4,
Cerrelle Hanes 2, Jessica Cole 13,
Lindsey Carter '10, and Shray
Gilbault 2.
Wewahitchka 51, Apalachicola 34
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators knocked off Apalachicola


Sharks End Regular Season


at 27-1; Won Weekend Shoot-Out


Port St. Joe 75, Niceville 52
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked #1 in Class 24, outscored
the Niceville Eagles 49-28 in the.
second half of play for a 75-52 vic-
tory in Friday night's 'Shoot-Out."
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ter, trailed the Tiger Sharks 26-24,
at halftime.
Kedrick Larry scored 11 of his
game-high 16 points in the third
quarter of play to help Port St. Joe
(26-1) put the game out of reach.
Travis Jenkins and Dexter Gant
followed with II points each.
EAGLES 7 .17 12 16 -52
SHARKS 14 12 28 21. 75
PSJ-Mosi Quinn' 7,. Kedrick
Larry 16. Tra'.is Jenkins 11. Dex-
ter Gant 11. Seneca Chambers 6.
Lance Larry 7, Clay Smallwood 2.
Tremaine Lewis 8, and Kyron Baj-
ley 7.
NICEVILLE-Nelson 14, Westen-
berger 7, Thaler 12, Boykin 9,
'Saindl 6, Wierwille 3, and Siex 1.
Port St. Joe 60, Quincy Shanks 56
Kedrick Larry scored six of his
game-high 15 points in overtime
-to help lift the top-ranked Tiger
Sharks past #5 ranked Quincy
Shanks 60-56 in Saturday night's
regular season finale in "the
Dome." Shanks jumped out to a


12-0 lead early in the first quarter,
but Port St. Joe chipped away top-
all within four points (18-14) by
the end. of the quarter. Quinc'\
extended its lead to 34-25 by half-
time.
The Tiger .Sharks bounced
back in the second half of play
outscoring: Shanks '18-7 in the
third quarter for a 43-41 lead
Quincy sent the game into over-
time when they outscored Port St.'
.Joe 11 -9 in the final quarter.
Mosi Quinn had 11 points ,
and Lance Larry added 10 for the
Tiger Sharks (27-1).
SHANKS 18 16 7 1.1 4-56
SHARKS 14 11 18 9 8-60
PSJ-Mosi Quinn 11, Kedrick
Larry 15, Travis Jenkins 5. Dexter
Gant 4, Seneca Chambers 6,
Lance Larry 10, Clay Smallwood
.5, Tremaine Lewis. 2, -and K.yron
Bailey 2.
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Tiger Sharks, Gators
Vie for District
Championship
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
and the Weivahitchka Gators will
be shooting for the playoffs this
weekend in Blountstown in the
District 4-2A Tournament. The
Gators, a 55-39 winner over
Carrabelle Tuesday night, will
take on Apalachicola 'Friday at


51-34 Wednesday night in 'the
first round of the District. 3-2A
Tournament in Wewahitchka. The
Lady Gators improved to 6-21 on
the season.
Lindsey Carter led the Lady
Gators with a game-high 17
points. Shray Gilbault followed
With 10 points.
Port St. Joe 49, Greensboro 28
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
took the District 3-2A crown Sat-
urday night with a 49-28 victory
over Greensboro. Port St. Joe will
host Maclay Thursday night at
7:30. ET in' the regional quarter-
'finals.
The Lady Sharks jumped out
to a 13-4 lead by the end of the
first quarter, and led 24-15 at.
halftime. Port St. Joe outscored
Greensboro 25-13 in the second
half of play..
Tynetta Towner led all, scorers
with a game-high 22 points. Boon-
nie Beli and Courtney Lenox
each followed with 11 points for
the Lady Sharks (16-6).
If the Lady Sharks win Thurs-
day night, they will play the win-'
ner of the Jay/Holmes County
game. Port St. Joe would play at
Jay if Jay win, or in "the Dome" if
Holmes County win.
G'BORQ' 4 11 2 11 28
SHARKS' 13 11i 10 15 49
PSJ-Bonnie Belin:; 11,. Megan
Johnson 5, Courtney Lenox 11,
and T-netta Towner 22.
GREENSBORO-Baker 2, Colston
1, Planning 4, Jiles 11, and Green
10.

Gators Advance
In District Playoffs;
Beat Carrabelle
Wewahitchka 34, Maclay 63
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped to 13-12 overall on the
season with Thursday night's 63-
34 loss to Tallahassee Maclay.
The Gators trailed 35-17 at half-
time, and.were outscored 28- 17 in
the second half of play.
Derrick Williams led the
Gators with 10 points. Pete Tuan-
ton followed with nine points.
MACLAY 17 18 11 17 63
GATORS 7 10 12 5 -34
WEWA-Derrick Williams 10, Pete
Taunton 9, P. J. Addison 5, Titus
Pittman 5, Brandon Jones 2, Tim
Pittman 2, and John Poe 1.
MACLAY-McGrotha 16, Knowles
10, Odom 8, Bryant 7, Dagostino
6, Walby 5, Hunter 5, Iceman 2,,
K. Ahdree 2, and: A. Andree 2.
Wewahitchka 50. Bay High 55
The Wewahitchka Gators
closed out the 1999-2000 regular
season', with a 55-50 loss to Bay
High Friday night in overtime.
Brandon Jones made a three-
pointer at the end of regulation to
send the game into overtime with
a 46-46 tie. The Tornadoes
outscored the Gators 9-4 in the
extra quarter for the win.
Jones led the Gators with a
game-high 21 points.
Wewahitchka 55, Carrabelle 39
The Wewahitchka Gators
advanced to the semi-final round
of the Disinct 4-2A Tournament
with Tuesday night's 55-39 victo-
ry over Carrabelle at Blountstown
High. School. The Gators will face
Apalachicola Friday night at 6:00
CT in Blountstown.
Brandon Jones led the.Gators
with a team-high 16 points. Der-
rick Williams 'followed with 15,
and P. J. Addison added 13 points
for the Gators (14-13),

6:00 CT/7:00 .ET in .the semi-
finals. The Tiger Sharks, who
received a 'bye for being the #1
seeded team, 'will face host
Blountstown at 8:30 ET/7:30 CT
following the Wewahitchka/Apa-
lachicola game on Friday night.,
The winners of Friday night's
games will play Saturday night at
7:30 CT/8:30 ET for the District
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PSJ Lady Sharks-Dist. 3-2A Champs
The 1999-2000 Port St. Joe High School Lady Sharks bas-'
ketball team claimed the District 3-2A championship last week.
Members of the team, from left are: [front] Jennifer Elrod (#3),
Neikole Royster, Tynetta Towner, Megan Johnson, Kayla'
Jefferson, and Sheri Welborn; [back] Santana Harris, Angela.
McDowell, Bonnie Belin, Courtney Lenox, and Karissa Thomas.


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points against Wewahitchka, and a game-high 22 points against
Greensboro in' the District 3-2A Tournament.




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Thurs Feb. 17 *. .... . Girls' Basketball Regional Quarter-Finals
Fri & 5at., Feb. 18 & 19 Boy' Basketball Districts in Blounlstown
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5at., Feb. 26 .. .... Girls' Regional Finals.
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Fri, Feb 18 @ 6 00 CT . .. ... WH5 Varsity Boys t'ost Rutherford
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2000 i'AGE


. ." at G.C. Library


The stage is set, and the:main
attraction will be featured two
days from now, Saturday,
February 19, at your local Gulf
County library, with a starting
time of 2 p.m.


Heidi Wells


The "Friends of the Libraries"
invite the community to attend
their annual meeting which has
been previously publicized here

Florida Music
Essay Winner
Heidi Wells has been notified
that she* is. 'Florida's first .place
winner in the National MUsic
Week Essay-Contest. The contest
is sponsored by the National
Federation of Music. Clubs; .and
this year's essay title for National
Music Week is, Music-A Lifeline
for the Century.'
A cash 'award is given to one
student in each of the. 50 states.
Heidi; will also receive a cash
award from the Florida Federation
of Music Clubs in recognition of
her work.
Heidi is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Larry Wells of Port St.
Joe and is in the tenth grade at
Port St. Joe High School.


and abroad! As a very special fea-.
ture that afternoon, the "Friends"
are honored to have as the guest,
speaker Judge Terry Lewis from
Tallahassee.
Terry Lewis is not only a
judge, but a first-time novelist
who wrote, "Conflict of Interest."
This gripping novel:,. with taut
courtroom drama;, features trial
lawyer Ted Stephens:who has his
own battles to fight, in. addition to
fighting for his client in a murder
case. 2..
However, to learn the out-
come, the book :is available at
your local library and should be
on your "must read" list. Plus.
you will, have theq opportunity to
take a chance on winning a copy
of his book by purchasing tickets
now at the library, or before the
Meeting.
In addition to; his judicial
'duties and his novel writing, Terry
Lewis devotes much of his spare
time to law-related education.
both for active judges through the


Florida Judicial College and the
.College of Advanced Judicial
Studies. He is also involved with
programs for school children like


gram, there will be a chance for
you to meet the author, have him
sign a copy of his book (if you are
the lucky winner), and join in the


STax Abatement Referendum
'- i H l ,, l .-d J',' I ,


Explained
The Port St. Joe Lions Club
held its regular meeting at 12:00
on Wednesday, February'9, at the
Gulf Pines Hospital Cafeteria.
The Lions are ,planning to
assist the marina in putting on a
fishing tournament in July.
Richard Hance,' manager of the
marina and' a new' member of the
Lions Club, had suggested, that
the club may want to help. Food
will be served by the Lions Club as
a fund-raiser. A committee' has
been established to. work out the
details and will be providing more
information in the near future.
I. n addition, a nighttime golf
tournament is being planned. Jay
Rish, the tournament chairman,
reported that the committee is
-working on the details and should
be ready to schedule the tourna-
ment very soon. Previous tourna-
ments have been extremely
successful and loads of fun..
The program was presented
by-Kenny Wood, chairman of the


to Lions' Club Members


Economic Development Commit-
tee and also a Lions Club member.
Wood discussed the details of the
Tax 'Abatement Referendum that
will be on the ballot for the presi-
.dential primary election on March
14. The EDC is working with the
county commissioners to get the
information to as many voters as
possible, so they can make an
informed decision when they go to
the polls.
Tax abatements to new and
expanding businesses can only be
granted by the county commis-
sioners if the referendum is
passed by a majority of the voters.
The referendum is good for 10
years.
If it is passed by the voters,
the county commission would be
required to review each applica-
tion on a case by case basis and
pass a resolution to grant any tax
abatements for -the business.
Many counties have these tax


Incentives available .now and are
competing with Gulf County for
new jobs. One misconception that
some people have is that a ta\
incentive allows a company to go
without paying any taxes. In real-
ity, only the ad valorem taxes are
except and for no-more than 10
years. The business is still
required to pay school and other
local taxes. '
In addition to the state
statutes that govern the basic cri-
teria (minimum of 10 employees
for manufacturing companies),
.the Gulf County resolution to be
placed on the ballot would require
a new or expanding: business to
invest a minimum of $250,000 in
capital, equipment, or land im-'
provements and pay their employ-
ees an average wage of $21,000
(less the top two executives'
salaries).
After a short question and
answer session, Lions President
David Warriner thanked Wood for
the program' presentation and the
meeting adjourned.


Judge


Teen .Court and Mock Trial
Competition.
The local "Frlends" organiza-
tion is. very: honored to present
Judge Lewis to you at the annual
meeting at the Port St. Joe library.
SThey welcome all to join them and
meet this extraordinary man.
Terry grew up in Perry, and
graduated from Florida State in
1976. Since then, -he has prac- -
ticed. law in Tallahassee, was
elected to Leon County Court in
1988, and was appointed by
Governor Chiles in 1998 to serve
on the circuit bench.
.'At the conclusion of the pro-


refreshments.
Some great prizes will also be
awarded to members who are pre-
sent, including gift certificates
from Duren's Piggly Wiggly,
Interiors, Etc., Portside Trading
Company, Ard's Florist, Paul
Gant's Barbecue, and a savings
bond from Capital City Bank. The
GRAND PRIZE is a night for two,
breakfast included, at Chateau
Nemours!
Your group of "Friends" works
hard to support the local library
and to provide enhancements not
covered in the library's budget to
assure that the knowledge avail-
able today is there for all from
toddlers to seniors.
Please show your support of
their efforts by joining them, and
thus also supporting your library.
What would we do without a
library? What Would we do if there
weie no books to read? What if we
had no source for reference mate-
rial? What if we didn't have inter-
net access, kiddie computers, and
storytelling time for children?
,Please make sure we never
have to ask those questions-join
the "Friends" and be with them on
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Walk In The Spirit

In Galatians 5:16 we find,
"But I say, walk by the spirit, and
do not gratify the desires of the
flesh."
In these verses, the flesh is
described as doing things which
4 will not please God. When we
walk in the Spirit we do things
which please God. It is as simple
Oliver F. Taylor as that; we are either for or
Visitation Minister, First against God.
United Methodist Church Christians go through life
meeting many challenges. There are many temptations
that can cause us to stray from the Christian walk.
Discipline is the key word. Many people want to go
through life without directions. They wander around and
get into some very unusual situations.
School requires discipline to study. Sports requires
discipline to train. A job requires discipline to accom-
plish the proper tasks. Therefore, living as a Christian
requires discipline in a world with many temptations to
stray from God's way of life. Let us remember, Every
Christian needs to walk in God's spirit.


E.C.W. Bridge
Luncheon
The annual St. James
Episcopal Church Women's
Bridge Luncheon held on Tues-
day, February 8, was attended by
a sell-out crowd.
First- prize was won by Helen
Kipp; second, by Myron Sum-
mers; and third, by Marlys
Rooney. Hannah Smallwood,
Cassie Cullits, and Nancy Smith
won door prizes. Bingo individual
table prizes went to the person in,
the chosen seat. All prizes were


Rev. Brown Featured At Women's Retreat


Sponsored by the United
Methodist Women of St. George
Island United Methodist Church,
Rev. Patricia D. Brown will pre-
sent another in her inspirational
seminars for women at a retreat
on Saturday, March 11, from 9:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
A noted leader of congrega-
tional spiritual formation work-
shops and retreats throughout
the country, Rev. Brown entitles
her presentation "Heart-to-Heart:
A Spiritual Journey for Women.'.
This "Florida-grown" program
gathers women into an intimate,
relaxed setting to share their sto-
ries, sort out their lives, and


reassess God's will. The easy-to-
follow lessons use shared leader-
ship and are perfect for today's
busy women.
The "SpiritWorks" program is
designed to introduce materials
for continued Bible study .ses-
sions. These materials will be
available for purchase at the
retreat.
The retreat will be held at. St.
George Island United Methodist
Church, located on beautiful. St.
George Island at 201 East Gulf
Beach Drive.
Beginning with registration at
9:00 a.m., the program includes a


donated and made by the women
in the 6hurch.
Funds made by the luncheon
go to the E.C.W.'s outreach pro-
grams. The E.C.W. appreciates
the support of this event by mem-
bers of the community and area
snowbird visitors, bridge players
and non-bridge players alike..
Saturday, March 11, from
8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at St.
James Episcopal Church, located
at 800 Marvin Avenue in Port St.
Joe, there will be a giant rummage
sale at the church. The public is
invited to go and find just the
treasure you are wishing fort


luncheon with special spiritual
music, keynote presentation by
Patricia Brown, and workshop
sessions concluding at 4:00 p.m.
The cost for the day's events,
including the luncheon, is $10.00.
Patricia Brown is Director of
Spiritual Formation for the
Florida Conference of the United
Methodist Church. She has
served as pastor of seven congre-
gations; both rural and urban,
and a aa chaplain to two major,
medical centers. ''
"Trish' Brown ifs~ a much-
sought after teacher, preacher.
and leader of worship services.
She is the author- of six books
including Learning to Lead From
Your Spiritual Center, SpiritGills.
One Spirit, Many Gifts, and 3.65
Affirmations for Hopeful Living.
She has traveled tosix conti-
nents through her work as execu-
tive director of Mission
Evangelism with the,. Global
Mission agency of the .Church.
and served in mission in Ecuador.
She is a member of the Central
Pennsylvania Conference of the
United Methodist ,Church, where.
she. has served as Director of
Spiritual Nurture, and, Evange-
lism., ,
Deadline for. reservations is
March 1st. The registration' fee of
$10 should be mailed to: Women's
Retreat Coordinator. St. George.
Island United NMethodist Church.,
201 East Gulf Beach -Drive, St.
George Island, FL 32328.
Registrants should print their
name, mailing address. phone"
number, and home church on
each reservation. One check can
include multiple' reservations
when sent in the same envelope.


For more information, please call
Marsha Smith at (850) 927-3305.

Hovind to Speak At
Faith Bible Church-
About Evolution
All over America there have
been renewed concerns about the
teaching of evolution in our so i-"
ety. The humanistic philosophy.of
evolution is being promoted as 'a
scientific truth. The fact is. evo6Ul
tion is a dangerous and unscien-
tific religion that destroys the
moral arid 'fabric of adults and
children alike. giving them a false
Worldvie.: ;
In order to give people a better
understanding of .the creation-
evo'lution- conflict; 'and provide
answers to some of the questions
in the vital subject. Faith Bible,
Church,;, located at. 80,1 20th
Street in Port St. Joe, will be host-
ing a free seminar on Sunday,
February 27th .
The three sessions will be 'at
10:00 a.m., 11:00 at.m., and 6:00
p.m., On Monday. February 28th,
the' students at Faith Christian
School will have a short presenta-
tion at 9.'10 a.m. c
The guest speaker is Eiic
Hovind, the son of Dr. Kent
Hovind of Pensacola who taught
high school science for' 15' years
before becoming a- full time cre-
ation-science evangelist. Like his'
father. Eric speaks hundreds' of
times each year in public and pri-:
%'ate schools, churches, youth
meetings, and on radio.
His humorous, fast-moving,
(See EVOLUTION on Page 3B)


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

S10:30. Sunday Morning Apalachicola ... E 98 W ... PanamaCity
7:00 UWednesday Evening Hwy.
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Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family Life Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
jt 311 Columbus St St.Joe. Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP -11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Studn & Prj\cr Meeting; Choir Practice 7.00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is fulid bl'cled ,. m[ie a .n ijh rtiiruicr'th in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning bur bus minister pie lie call 647-5026 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
SChurch Office 227-1493
Sunday School . ..... . .... ...9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning, Worship .; ;. :'.... 11:00a.m. '
Sunday .Evening Service .. ".'..., 6:30 p. '
Wednesday . . .. 7:00 p m.
We Invite You, to Come ::;
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


first Unite Methodist Churchf
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

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

MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor . . ...Church/Office: 648-8820

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
S7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
++ + Sunday School 9:45

ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Discover God's Love! .
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691 ,
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays.at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN ATHINS, PASTOR
MARCH JONES, MINItSTER OF MusIC & YOUTH


Rev. Patricia Brown

"From Slavery to Freedom"


A black history event, spon-
sored by Project Mold-A-Male/
Female will be held on Sunday,

Community
Wide Revival
Amazing Grace Apostolic
Church will host a community
wide revival February 16th to
18th, beginning at 7:30 nightly.
Minister Ulysee Best will be,
delivering the message each night.
The public is invited to go and
receive the word of God from the
man of God.


February 27, at 6:00 p.m. at the
Zion Fair -Missionary Baptist
Church, located at 280 Avenue C
in Port St. Joe.
w "From Slavery to Freedom"
will be narrated with interesting
examples portrayed representing
different periods in history.
Everyone is invited to attend the
commemoration of the black
experience and gain a more in-
depth understanding of its effect
on the present and future.
Anyone wishing to partici-
'pate, please call .229-6624.
Poems, songs, dance,; and dramas
are welcome.


_"A Pot of Victory"

lFirs Ckrck of +6e Nazarene
2420 'Long ,-\Ave PPoriSt. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ...................... 10 a.m. 6.. 'e toL the te Lord the lory
Sunday Morning Worship .............. 11 a.m. Jue His nlai e. w1orsh'iip tfie
Sunday Evening Worship ... ......... 6 p.m. LoI ,n tile Lel Lity of IolInes-e .
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First Baptist Church
ZMexico,Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SC' HEIDULE OF SEF.'ICES
S ~ Worship Sunda:, -'at 10:00 a.m. Jnd '5 0 p.m.
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ATry ,oo' Wednesday. Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, .all times central
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302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ..................... .................... ......... 10 a.m .
M morning Service ............ .......... ...................... 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ............................................. 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & W orship ................................. 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
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"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewvahitchka
.1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road .
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study .... . ... .. 9:00 a.m. CT
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508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 .e -
Sunday Worship ..... 10 a.m.
Adult School ... ....... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


a Jirst Bap tist Church

102 THIRD STREET PORT ST.JOE,
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Port St. Joe


229-6707


Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School . .. 1,0:00 a.m.
Morning Service 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service . .. 6:00 p.m.


L Wednesd'y Prayer Meeting .. 7:00
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Sunday School ............. 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .. . . 11:00 a.m. Fellowship


(850) 227-1724


Rev. Jesse Evans
K PASTOR


. .. W ........ 6:00 p.m.


Eyening.Worship ... .7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice .. 7:30 p.m.


Robert E. Downs, Jr..
Choir Director


Diana Sealey.
Youth & Children's Director


ce Baptist h
BUT TH05E WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
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Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
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By: Andy Wilkinson
Financial Advisor
When it comes to investing,
words can be just as important as
numbers. This is especially true if
the words directly relate to your
personal investment planning and
strategy.
While it is true that market
technology, products, and ser-
vices are continually evolving and
changing, the traditional language
of" finance and investment has
remained constant, especially
when it pertains to the equity, or
stock market.
The following glossary con-
tains some of the most familiar
terms that you will encounter
when buying, selling, and reading
about stocks.
Blue Chips: Blue chip stocks
and the nationally-known compa-
nies they represent generally have
long and unbroken records of
earnings, industry leadership,
growth prospects, dividend pay-
ments, and general reputation.
Blue chips typically are relatively
high-priced and yield low quar-
terly dividends.
Bulls and Bears: These terms
describe people with opposite
views of potential stock market
trends. Bulls believe stock prices
will rise and, acting on their opti-


mistic projections, will buy rather
than sell. On the other hand,
bears believe the 1maiket will"
decline and are more" inclined to
sell. Likewise, in bull or bear mar-
kets, prices are rising' or falling,
respectively.
Common Stock: Common
stocks are units of ownership of a
public corporation. Owners of
common stock typically are enti-
tled to vote on the selection of
directors and other important coir-
porate matters. In additiori, they
are entitled to receive dividends
on their stock if owned when
declared. The majority of stocks
traded in this country are comrn-


Home Fire Safety Can


Save Your Family's Life


By Chris Floyd, Disaster Service
Director of the Capital Area Chapter
of the American Red Cross
Fire is one of the most com-
mon disasters and causes more
deaths than any other type of dis-
aster. But fire does not have to be
deadly if you take precautions.
and. have an escape plan.
Please be serious about the*
responsibility of planing for and
practicing what to do in case of a
fire. Get together with household
members to discuss and finalize a
personalized fire plan. Practice
your plan frequently.
Here are some guidelines you
can use in preparing your emer-
gency plan...
Make Your Home Fire Safe
Smoke detectors save lives.
Install smoke detectors outside
each sleeping area and-on each
S additional level Qf your resi-
S dence. Keep new. batteries on
S hand. :. 0
t;: Use the test button to .check
each smoke detector once) a
month. 'When necessary,
replace batteries immediately.
Replace batteries at least once
a year.
Have a working fire extinguish-
er in the kitchen. Make sure: it
is.properly charged.
Use the gauge or test button to.
check proper pressure. If the
urlit is low on pressure, dam-
aged, or corroded, replace it or
have it professionally serviced.
Get training from the 'fire
department on how to use the
fire' extinguisher.
Keep blankets, clothing, cur-
.tains, furniture, and anything
that could get hot and catch
fire. away from portable
heaters.
Plug heaters directly into the
wall socket and unplug them
when they. are not in use.
Keep items away from the stove
that could catch fire.
Use safety plugs in unused
electrical outlets, especially if.
you have small children. .
Avoid overloading electrical
outlets and running cords
under carpet and furniture.
Plan Your Escape Routes
Draw a floor plan of your home.'
4- Deternine at least two ways to
escape from every room of your
home.
If you must use an escape lad-
* der, be sure everyone knows
Si how to use it.
.* Have a. plan to escape if bars

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cally), include such topics as:
1) The earth is not billions of
years old; 2) Dinosaurs did not
live millions of years ago, but have
always lived with man; are men-
tioned in the Bible and some still
be alive today!; 3) The so-called
"geologic column" is a hoax-it
can only be found in the text-
books; and 4) The philosophy of
evolution strongly motivated the
ideologies that preempted World
War I and World War II.
In' order to illustrate the fact
that evolution is a pagan religion,
unsupported by scientific facts,
Dr. Kent Hovind has a long-stand-
ing offer of $250,000 for anyone
with empirical evidence (scientific
proof) for evolution.
Don't miss these sessions!
There will be abundant "hands-
on" displays for young and old
: alike, as well as time for questions
after each session.'


cover windows.
* Select a location outside your
home where every one would
meet after escaping.
* Once you are out, stay out!
* Know. how to call for emergency
assistance.
Escape Safely
* If you sei smoke in your first
escape route, use'your second
way out. If you must exit
through, smoke, crawl low
Sunder the smoke to escape.
* If you are escaping through a
closed door, feel the door before
opening it. If it is hot, use your
second way out.
* If smoke, heat,, or flames block
your exit routes, stay in the
room with the door closed.
Signal for help using a bright-
colored cloth at the window. If
there is a telephone in the
room. call the fire department
S! and tell them where you are.,
You can help protect yourself
and your family from the dangers
of fire by planning now for an
emergency. Be smart-be safe.
For additional information on
home fire safety please contact
the Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross in
Tallahassee at 878-6080, in
Apalachicola at 653-3952, or visit
the web site at www.tallytown
.com/redcross.


mon stocks.
Dividend: ,This is'a payment
designated by a corporation's
bbard of. directors and usually
made on a quarterly basis to the
company's stockholders in the
form of cash, additional shares of
stocks, or other assets it owns. On
common shares, the dividend.
varies with the assets of the com-
pany any andmay be omitted if busi-
ness is poor or the directors
determine to withhold earnings to
invest in plant or equipment, for
example.-
P/E Ratio: The "price/earn-
ings ratio" refers to. the relation-
ship between the price at which a
stock is selling and the company's
earnings per'share. When a stock
sells below its historical P/E
range, it's probably undervalued if
the'corporate prospects. are favor-
able. In general. a hight P/E ratio
Indicates that investors expect
future earnings-, will exceed pre-















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sent earnings, and vice versa.
i Preferred Stock: These secu-
'rities carry a specified dividend
'rate, and their holders have a
claim on a corporation's dividends
and assets ahead of owners of
common" stock if the company is
liquidated.
SYield: This is the dividend
paid by a company or institution
expressed as a percentage of the.
current,stock price. For example,
stock that sells for $40 and pays
an annual dividend of $4 per
share has a yield of 10 percent.
Naturally. 'there are many
more terms used in the day-to-
.day actities of buying and selling
equities. Some of these will be dis-
cussed in the next column. If you.
have questions about these con-
cepts or would like more informa-
ilon about them. your financial
advisor will be happy to assist
you.


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m


SFron the Staff and Students at




Gulf County's


Elementary, Middle and High School Education Facilities


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Dr. Bill Truby "


Every ;eighth and tenth grade
student should have. been in
school on February 15th, 16tfi,
and 17th for the purpose of taking
the state-mandated Florida
,Comprehenrsive Test (FCAT);.
Not only are students graded
on this test, but the school as
well. And,' importantly, we are
also graded on our attendance
those days! We asked everyone to
please do all you could to insure
that our students were here and
on time
To help our students get off
on the right .foot, breakfast has
been served to our test-takers.
beginning 'at 8:00 each testing
morning. That's something they
didn't want to be late fort Thanks
'to our local ministers who lent a
hand!
Parents are encouraged to
read and respond to the family
insurance opportunity that went
home with Wednesday's newslet-
ter. This insurance is unbeliev-
able for the price. If you have any,
questions. please contact the
health department.
On the evening of February
S 10th, a meeting was held at WHS.
to discuss several important
items. First, Jerry Kelley, superin-.
tendent. provided an overview of
our schools. .Clayton Wooten.
shared important information
about the building program at
WES. Middle school needs were
discussed as well as safety, trans-
portation, facilities, traffic, and
parking. -
Mayor Dickens. Commission-
er Traylor. Don Minchew, and
board member' Oscar Redd pro-.
vided valJuabl.e input ,
Now we need your input. We
are setting up committees that
will review all of the afore listed:
categories. In addition. there is a
five-year planning committee
being established. If any or all of.
these are interesting to, you,
please contact Dr. Truby to get on-
a list.
A r-ecent report called
"Monitoring the Future Study"
provides some very revealing sta-
tistics regarding illicit drug use
among teens. In. the. past 12
months, 21% of all eighth graders
have used illegal drugs. For tenth
-graders, it is 35%, and for twelfth
graders it is 41.4% across the
nation.
If you are a state employee


and would like to be a help to our
school, please tune in ... A recent
legislation has passed that
released state employees to volun-
teer their time at schools. The
' time allowed is one hour per,
week.
If you are interested in this
opportunity, we would welcome
you to .our VOP program-
Volunteers in Partnership.
Contact the 'office if you wish to
pursue this.
We are very proud of the
Gators that were recognized at the
recent school board meeting held
here at the high school last
Tuesday. Special awards were
presented to Sarah Bailey
(Dreamers and Doers Award),
Caleb. Cutchin (School District
Scholarship :Program recipient),.
and Grant Grantham, Bill Monks,
and Terry Stryker (perfect atten-
dance last school year).
Science Fair Winners: Once
again, WHS cleaned up at the
Regional Science Fair at Chipola
Junior College. Congratulations'
to division winners Stevie Price,
Jessica Cole. Judith :Husband,'
and Chris White, all of whom
move on to the state competition.
Special congrats go to Jessica '
'who goes on to, the international
competition! Way to go, Gators!
'TGIF, was "smashing" this
past week. There were games
galore for both the junior and .
senior high assemblies. The
junior class won the, obstacle
course relay-the big event in'
their session. Special thanks to
Mrs. C and Dr. T for taking the
y pies-in the face!
Baseball season is well
underway as the Gators opened
last weekend at the Preble-Rish
Classic. Our young team played
well and %will be a factor in the dis-
trict race to be sure.
The softball season opens on
- the 24th with a home game
against Carrabelle.
"The girls' basketball season
ended Friday night with a loss to
Port St. Joe 62-31. The-girls had
advanced to the semi-finals of dis-
trict play by defeating Apalachi-
cola decisively earlier in the week.
The boys' basketball team
opened district play last Tuesday,
at Blountstown at 6:00 against
Carrabelle.
There is no school for
Presidents Day on February 21st.


DAR Essay Contest Winners at FCS
Winners in the DAR Essay Contest from Faith Christian
School are: [from left] first place, Ashley Smith and Jeffrey
Pitts; second place, Rachel Bixler, Kayla Wiley, and Ronnie
Brown; and third place, Jamie Davis. This year. the assignment
was to write an obituary for our first president, George
Washington, in essay form.


Gulfs ,99-700 Spelling Champion
Keith Jones (left) and Johanna White'. (right) are pictured
above with Rachel Bixler as they present, the Kiwanis Spelling
Bee plaque to her at Faith Christian School on February 14th.
Rachel is the 1999-2000 Gulf County Spelling Bee winner and
will represent this area in the regional contest in Panama City
on Saturday, March 11.


The fiftieth and one-hun-.
'dredth day of school are math
events rich with good ideas for
developing the number sense of
primary grade children.

WES teachers have generated
dozens of creative ways'for young
children to work with large num-
bers in cross-curricular activities.
There are actvities- for using chil-
dren's literature, the Internet.


PTSO Says Thanks!
The Port St. Joe Middle
School Parent-Teacher-Student,
Organization (PTSO) would like to
thank the following contributors
for their support and for making.
the Valentine's Basket Giveaway a
BIG success:
Ard's Florist, Buzzett's Drug
Store, Campbell's City Drugs,
Heart's Desire, Interiors Etc.,
Melita's Boutique, Paul's .BBQ, _i
Portside Trading Co.,' Roy's
Hardware, and Ryan's Treats.

The PTSO would also like to
thank everyone who made dona-
tions in the fund-raiser and con-
gratulates Tina Money on winning
the prize package.


and everyday objects to explore
numbers, counting, and .group-
ing..
Ideas for celebrating the fifti-
eth and one-hundredth day of
school include "low'-tech, hands-
on activities such as creating col-
lections of 100 like items that can
be used in. counting and grouping
activities' constructing'a building'
a with 50 paper cups; and-.using;-,
-' 100 connected. paper clips to
Measure objects'"and distances.
High-tech activities include
collecting 100 emnail- messages
from across the, country and
using calculators to skip count to
100.
On the fiftieth',, day of this
school year, our Continuous
SProgress classes really got into
( the spirit of things b\ declaring it
S"50's Day." Children and teachers,
alike dressed in poodle skirts, let-
ter sweaters, and bobb\' socks.
Youngsters sporting ducktaill
hairstyles and saddle oxfords held
hula hoop and bubble gum bub-
ble blowing compettions while
rock'n'roll tunes of the era played
away.
,In addition to developing
number sense and practicing,
mathematics skills, the children
had the opportunity to "learn '
about one of the most interesting
decades in American history. i
On the one-hundredth day of
school, kindergartners in Nadine
Whitfield's class enjoyed counting
and eating 100 Tootsie Rolls,
making dollars from pennies,.
reading books on the topic arid
counting by 2's, 5's and 10's.
These youngsters even made,
special head bands to wear that
day. They made an extra head
band so that our principal, Mr.'
Wooten, wouldn't feel left, out of
the festivities. Unfortunately, he
was not available for a photo-
graph.
The use of innovative teach-
ing strategies such as these help
to make abstract concepts easier
to understand 'and make learning
more enjoyable.



Ssdud hd n menu

GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
FEBRUARY 21-25, 2000
MONDAY-HOLIDAY
TUESDAY-Submarine w/Bun &
Cheese, French Fries, Carrot Sticks,
Fruit Crisp, and Milk, or Chef's
Salad Meal.
WEDNESDAY-Lasagna, Baked
Potato, Mixed Fruit, Italian Bread,
and Milk, or Chef's Salad Meal.
THURSDAY-Chicken Pot Pie,
Green Beans, Peaches, Jello, Roll,
and Milk, or Chef's Salad Meal.
FRIDAY-Cheese Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks
w/Dressing, and Milk, or Chef's
Salad Meal.
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
AND/OR COMMODITIES.


Middle

School News

By: Ali McKeithen


Well, eighth graders and mid-'
dle school parents., the! most,
important.week of our lives has
just passed. On Thursday,I
February 17, we finished our last
section of the FCAT test. Let's just
hope all of our hard work and
preparation paid qffl
We would like to thank the
teachers and staff for their dedi-
cation in getting us ready for this
test. On Thursday. February 10.
we held our first annual FCAT
Parents Night. This was a huge
success and we thank all who
helped out.
Don't forget to stop by the
office and pick-up a book cover.
They are FREE. Also while you're
in the office, you might want to
purchase your very own middle
school backpack or t-shirt.
Congratulations to David
Hopper and Jessica Ford for beihg
our eighth grade "Students of the
Week." Codee Richter was our-
sixth grade "Student of the Week."
And on a final note, happy
belated birthday to Mrs. Knox!
Now here's your question for
the week: Why' do they put an
expiration date on sour cream? :


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOl,,


DOLPHIN NEWS:

Free Parent Training
Life Management Center of
Northwest Florida is offering par- ''
ent training classes free to the,
public. Classes will be held on -
Saturday mornings from 9:00 to
10:30 a.m. between Williams and -
Long Avenue in Port St. Joe. Class -,
size is limited so please call (227-
1145) for seating availability. -

Donation Needed -', -
The kindergarten is in need of
a refrigerator. If you have one tol. '
donate, please contact Krissy i.
Gentry at 227-1221.
School Holiday
School will not be held on.
Monday, February 21. ..
Testing
.Students in kindergarten', ,'
through fifth grades will be test--. .
ing during the week of March 6th "
to 9th.
Spring Break '- "
School will not be held March',
13th to 17th. Happy Spring
* Break! ..'
Report Cards
Report cards will be sent',
home on Tuesday, March 28. If
you would like to schedule a par-
ent/teacher conference, please-
call 227-1221.


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Spring pictures will be taken
this Friday, February 18. The
backdrop will be a country theme.
and students may dress in west-
ern attire or wear their usual
school uniforms. This is not a
pre-pay sitting, and all students
may participate. ,
We wish to thank the Kiwanis
Club ,of Port St Joe for their
involvement in school activities.
Keith Jones and Johanna White
presented the Kiwanis' Spelling
Bee Plaque to. Rachel Bixler at
Faith Christian, Monday
February 14. Rachel will repre-
sent Gulf County at the regional
contest.on Saturday., March 11.
There will be no school for
students or,. staff this next
Monday, February 21. We will all
be taking a much. needed break as
we celebrate President's Day.
Progress reports will be sent
home Tuesday, February 22. This
is the end of the sLxth week of the
third quarter, which ends March'
10. .
Bob Kilgallin. local artist, has
created a beautiful stained-glass
window for Faith Bible. Church.
He came to the school last week to
explain to the students in grades
five through eight just what went
into the making of the 'window. .
First, the artist envisions the
setting, the theme and the place-
ment of figures in his head, and
"!then, he puts then on paper.
Next, he decides on colors


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'aith Christian School

and begins to .collect the glass -
that he will need. Some of the
glass will be tinted and, some
must be painted., In this window
depicting the nativity, many faces
had to be sketched, painted, and
fired.
Next comes' the task of
putting the pieces together with ad -
bendable type of metal, and then,
of making a frame strong enough
to hold it. The completed window
took Mr. Kilgallin over a year to -
complete because he did it in his
spare time. He told' us that it'
,could have been finished in less
than a month if he had worked on
it daily. '
After giving the students time
for questions and discussion, he,
gave each of them a sample of the
glass that he used in the window.'
On Monday, February 28, the-?.
students and faculty will attend a
short Creation Science Seminar
given by Eric Hovind. Former stu-
dents will remember his father,
Dr. Kent Hovind. Eric will address
such questions as "Does science
contradict the Bible?" "What is
the age of the earth?" and "Are
dinosaurs mentioned in the
Bible?"
Parents and interested per-
sons are invited to join us Monday
at 9:10, a.m. or at the services at!
Faith Bible Church on Sunday at
10 a.m, 11 a m., and 6 p.m. Yo .
will enjoy the presentation as you,.,
learn from it. .


Faith Christian MAP Students
Students' from Faith Christian School who are participants of
the Motivation for Academic Performance (MAP) sponsored by
Duke University are pictured above. They are (front row, from
left): Jennifer Johnson, Sandy Hodges, Ronnie Brown, Olivia
Lamberson, 'and Zach Taylor, (back row) Brittany Davis, James
White, Kelly Geoghagan, Ryan Taylor and Trevor Burch.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2000 PAGE 5B


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 20, 1999
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of 'County
Commissioners met this' date in special
session with the following members pre-
sent: "Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners -Tommy Knox. Nathan
Peters, Jr., John Stanley, Jr., and. Warren
J. Ygager,. Jr. E.ST.> .
Sothes -present were. County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk-Benny C. Lister.
Chief. Deputy Clerk Douglas C
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Adminstrator Don Butler.
Adrfinistrative Assistant Debbe Wlbberg.
Building Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond, Maintenance Superintendent
Joe Bearden, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford,_, and. Deputy Sheriff Malcolm
Gaiaeft. -
The. meeting was called to order at
S12:02 pI.m., E.S.T- -
EMPLOYEE VACATION PAY-LUpon
discussion about the need for certain
employees to be at work during the end of
the year to handle possible problems which.
made occur (Y2K), Commissioner Peters
motioned to allow "buy-back", of more ,than
1 week of vacation from. non-bargaining
unit employees LthIs year only.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
moUon. and It passed unanimously 14-0) L
meeting> "
INVOICE WEWAHITCHKA HEALTH
DEPARTMENT. RENOVATION-After dis-
cussion by Chief Administrator Butler and,
Building Official Haffmond. Commissioner
Stanley motioned to pay KMT, Inc. their
final invoice for renovation '-of the
Wewahitchka Health' Department. which
will be. retainage less the expenses to the
County for completion of the project
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion.
and it passed unanimously. The Board
directed Chief Administrator Butler to.pro-
vide the final payment amount, to the
Clerk's Office. '.
CHAIRMAN MEMORANDUMS/
BOARD PROFESSIONALISM-Commis-
sioner Stanley discussed memorandums
submitted by the Chairman which may
reflect on the entire Board and he
motioned that effective today all memoran-
dums and letters which deal with matters
which should be voted on by the Board be
brought before the Board prior to execu-
tion. Commissioner Peters seconded the
mouon and. after discussion regarding
memorandums which hase beer, sent out
over the past few weeks, the m.ti.,n passed
3 to 2. with Chairman Traylor and
Commissioner Knox voung no
SPECIAL MEETING-Lipon request.
Chairman Traylor scheduled a special
meeting for Tuesday. December 21. 1999 at
4 00 p.m E.S.T. to discuss the Emergency
Management Secretary position.
There being no further business and
upon mouon by Commissioner Peters. sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager. and urnani-
mous vote. the meeting did then adjourn at
12.44 pm.. E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST- BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 21, 1999
SPECIAL MEETING
,l-The Gulf County Board of Count '
Commi-sioners met this date in speciaJ
session with the followingimembers pre-
sent: Chairman fEilly 'E Traylor and
Commissioners Tommy Knox. Nathan
Peters Jr John Stanley. Jr and Warren
J Yeager. Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C. Lister.
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg.
and Emergency Management/91 1
Coordinator Marshall Nelson
The meeting was called to order at
S 401 pm EST.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SEC-
RETARY POSITION-Commissioner Knox
motoned to hire Judy Cranford to fill the
Emergency Management secretarial posl-
Suon. and Commissioner Yeager seconded
the motion for discussion After discussion.
the mouon passed 3 to 2. with
Commissioners Peters and Stanley voting
no. Upon mouon'rby Commissioner Yeager
second by Commissioner Kno, and unari-
mous vote. the Board agreed to make the
effective date January 3. 2000. with a start-
ing pay rate of 8.76 per hour Chairman
Traylor requested that Administrauve
Assistant Wibberg send letters of apprecia-
uon to Mrs Bartlum and Mrs. Price fior
their appllcaUons and interviews.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley and unani-
mous Ltle. the meeung did then adjourn ai
4.05 p.m.. E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLCOR. CI-HALIRMAN
ATTEST- BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 6, 2000
SPECIAL MEETING :"''
'The Gulf County Board of'.Cou'nty'
Commissioners met this date in special
session with the following members pre-
sent Chairman Billy E Traylor and
f.Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan
Peters, Jr. John Stanley. Jr. andWarren
: -J. Yeager. Jr.
Others present were- Co-unty Attorne'
Timothy McFarland. Chief Deputy Clerk
Dotglas: C.:.Birmingham, Deputy, Clerk'
S. Towan McLemore. Administrative Assistant
Debbe Wibberg. Building Olficial. Assistant
Planrier Michael Hammond. Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Water Department Employee Gerald
Shearer, and. Sheriffs Department Captain
S Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to. order at
401 pm. EST
RECEIVE BIDS #9900-041 WATER
DEPARTMENT TRUCK-Fursuant to
adierusement to re,-el'eseealed bids 9900-
i:4 for a utility vehicle for the Water
Department. the following bids were
received Billy Cart Auto Sales Inc. Bid
I 23.02.36 Bid #2 623 584 77.
Blountstown Motors Inc 523 722 C)
Champion Chevrolet $21 72200 ,
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters.
second by Commissioner Knox and unani
mous 'ote the Board tabled these bids for
review by Water Department Employee
Shearer and Solid Waste Director Danford
-' and recommendauon at the next regular
Board meeting
RECEIVE BIDS 19900-051 ADMIN-
ISTRATION BUILDING COMPLETION-
Pursuant to ad'erusement to recenie sealed
bids s9900-05 for compleuon of the Inten
or of the new administrauon building the
following bids were received. Watson
Brothers Construcuon. Inc S247.030 00.
Fisher Construction 6243.900 00.
Hambrick Construction Company
$296,653.00; Carr Engineering &
Construction, Inc.. $308,000.00; L. J.


Nichols Enterprises, Inc. $344,950.00.
; Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Stanley, and
unanimous vote, the Board tabled these"
bids for review by Chief. Administrator ,
B~itler and Building Official Hammond and .
recommendation at the next regular Board


meeting. ..
COURTHOUSE RENOVATION
GRANT-Upon motion .by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner- Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed for
Chairman Traylor to execute an application
for a Courthouse Renovauon Grant .
...INSURANCE WORKMEN'S COM-
PENSATION-Upon discussion regarding
the 'Increase' in worker's coiimp' insurance
due to high claims for 1998, Chairman
Traylor requested that Commissioner
Stanley. Chief Deputy Clerk Birmingham
and Safety Director Nelson work together to
formulate a plan regarding the bidding
process for worker s comp insurance which
would allow for the Board to kno' what the
premiums will'be instead of having them
change dunng the fiscal year) After discus-
sion that the increase will amount to
approximately a S70.000.00 deficit in this
line item. Commissioner Peters motioned to.
pay the invoice which is due by I.' 7. 0 0 in
the amount of S47 881.00, Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion. and it passed
unanimously
FINANCING DUMP TRUCKS (BID
#9900-03)-Upon discussion regarding the
length ol ume it has taken for The Skylake
State Bank/Klslak National Bank to pre.
pare the financing package for the dump
trucks. Commissioner eager motioned to
pay Tallahassee Mack Sales for the dump
trucks IS163.000.001 from the Board's
""General Fund, and reimburse it once the
funds 'are received from the bank:.
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion'
for discussio-,n and. a'ter discussion regard.
ing placing a time limit on receipt of lunds
when bidding for financing. the motion
p a s s e d u n a n im o uu s ly '. '. ." "
LANDFILL INCIDENT ..(FIVE
POINTS)-Upon discussion regarding a.
confrontation between Landfill worker
Robert Thomas and Gulf County resident
.Walter Graham. Commissioner Peters'
motioned to bani Mr. Graham from Fivew
Points Landfill for a period oif 6 months.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion
and. after further discussion that this was
not the first such incident. the motion
passed 4 to I. with Commissioner Knox
vcoung no Chairman Traylor requested that
a letter be sent to Mr Graham
ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES-
Commissioner Starley modoned to reject
the recommendation of Loule Flowers as
the new Assistant Road Superintendent.
ard Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion for discussion. Upon discussion
regarding experience, skills. etc.. the
motion failed 3 to 2. with Commissioners
Stanley and Peters voting yes. Chairman
Traylor passed the Chair to ''ice Chairman
Stanley. ard motioned to accept the recoim-
mendation of Louie Flowers as the
Assistant Road Superintendent (effective 2-
S1 -00). and Commissioner Yeager seconded
the moulicon Commissioner Peters stated
that he feels the Board should table this
matter to allow further research by the
Board members, and Commissioner
Stanley stated that he feels experience
should bte a factor. The motin then passed
3 to 2. with Chairman Stanley and
Commissioner Peters voting no. Chairman
Stanley then returned the Chair to
Commissioner Traylor.
Commissioner Peters then motioned
to advertise for a mechanic to fill the posi-
tion which will be vacated by Louie Flowers.
and Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion. It passed 4 to 1. -with,
Commissioner Stanley voting no.
S ipon discussion about the need to I'dl
a position *vacai"d 'bV) Anthony Stokes.
Commissioner Peters motioned to advertise
to hire a laborer for this position.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
mouon. and It passed unanimously
There being no further business and
upon mouon by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Y'eager and unani-
moii-us vote. the meeting did then adjourn at
4:38 p.m. E.ST
BILLY E TRAYLOR. CI-LAIRMAN
ATTEST. BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 11, 2000
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special
session with the .Allo,iing members pre-
sent Chairman Billy E Traylor and
Commissioners T.ommy Knox. Nathan
Peters. Jr ,John Stanley. Jr.. and, Warren
J. Yeager. Jr.
Others present were County Attorney
Timothy McFarlanrd Depuri Clerk Torwan
McLemore. Chid Adminstratcr Donr, Butler.
Administrause Assistant D-bbe Wibberg.
Solid Waste Director Joe Danfora and
. Sheriffs Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeiina was called to order at
5 04 p.m E.ST
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COM-
MITTEE/TAX INCENTIVES-Kennr. Wood.
Chairman of the Gull County Economic
Development Committee and other mem-
bers of the E D C met .Ith the Board of
County Commlsmiorers 'to discuss. place-
ment of the tax incentives issue on the'
March ballot Alter discussion regarding
prom,-ouon of this matter amorg the citizens
of Gulf County Chairman Traylor appoint-
ed Commis- sioner Yeager Attorney
McFarland arid Chief Administrator Butler
to work with members of the E D C to draft
a plan that will include criteria which must
be met by businesses in order to receive tax
incenuves. Chairman Traylor scheduled a
special meeting for Tuesday. January' 25.
2000 at 5,00 p m E S T in me board
room for the Commissioners to review and
approve the plan
There beii-g no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley.
second by Commissioner Yeager. and unan-
imous '..:.te. the meeUting did then aolurn at
5 25 pm EST
BILLY E TRAYLOR. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST' BENNY C LISTER. CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 11, 2000 ? ,
REGULAR MEETING
The Gull County Boiard of C.-.unty
Commissioners met this date in regular"
session wlh the f'clloing members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E Tralor and
Commissioners Tommy Knou. Nathan
Peters Jr John Stanley..Jr. and Warren
iJ Yeager Jr
Others present were Count) Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C Lister.
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butier.
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg.
Administrator Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells Building
Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond. Building Inspeaector 'Assistant
Planner Da'id Richard-:on Emergency
Management 911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson','. Extension Agent D o'. Lee Carter
'Gulf 'Counts E M S Director Sliane
McGulifn. Health Department
Adminlsitratr Doug Kent. Mosquito Control
Department Secretary Sandy Hobbs.
Assistant Road Superintendent Bobby
Knee, Solid WVasie Director Joe Danford


'Union Steward Doug Kelley, Veterans'
Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo
Williams. Water Depairtment Employee
Gerald, Shearer, and Sheriffs Department
:.Captain Joe Nugent. "
.The meeting. was called to order at
6:01 p.m., E.S.T.
Building Official Hammond opened


the, meeting with prayer, and Chairman
Traylor led the Pledge- of Alegiance to the
Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous tote.
the Board approved the Consent Agenda. as'
fullows-
1. Minutes
-December 14, 1999 Special Meeting
-December 14, 1999 Regular Meeting
-December 20. 1999 Special Meeting
-December 21 1999 Special Meeting
-.January 6. 2000, Special Meeting
2. Agreement-BCC & Chamber of
Commerce (Visit Florida Grant)
;3. Appointments-A R P C ISan Pedrco.
Colberti ,
4. Billing Fees, Pay. Medic 4 Ambulance -
Gullf County E M S
5. Budget.'Memos of Understanding Gulf
Coast Workforce Deielopment Board
6. Budget Amendmnent n6 G.F & CR&B
(Linion Pa'y Raisesi
7. Contract Union (Bargaining Unit
Employees
8. Court Order
-Payment to Attorney P1u3l G. Komarek
iRivers ,99-37-MM I& 99-107-MM *
6377 50 to be paid from. Account
n72031.31000)1
-Pamnent to Attorney Paul G. Komarek
(RJners a99- I3-CF S'225.00 to be
paid from Account s61 I'2 1310U001
-Payment to Attorney S Russell Scholz
(Zito #96-89-CJ SS50 00 to be paid
from Account i67073-310001
9. Crant Acc.ptance 5600.00,00.00
(IfOODB-6B-,'.2.33-,01-E- 161
10 inventor Title for 100-355 to James
Hysmith
1I Invoice
-Count% Attorney Timothy McFarland
(December 1999 SI.72500 to be
paid from Account N21314-311001
-Preble-Rish. Inc Subdivision
ReviewsSunset Bay & Two Palms
#631396 619500 to be paid from
Account #B3424-310001)
-Preble-Rish. Inc. Beaches Water
\stem (P61395 S247 50 to be paid
from Account J91453-310001
12 S.H IP
-Subordination Agreement IC.-,nseco
Finance Ser, Fennell)
-Subordination Agreement (Peachstate
Financial,/Pace)
13 Travel .
*F,C.F. (FL Legislatihe Process *
1/21/00 Orlando)
-NACO (Economic Development *
1/29/00 Biloxi. MS)
ECOTOURISM INSTITUTE-Upon
discussion by .Jay Llles regarding a propos-
al to create an Ecotoursm Institute in Gulf
County fin conjunction with Gulf Coast
Community College and Gulf Coast
Workforce Development Board). Commis-
Ssloner Peters moiuoned to. adopt the fullow-
Ing resolution in support of this project.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously'
RESOLUTION NO 2000-01
IThis Resoluon is on file In Its entirety at
the Gulf County Clerk of Court's Office.I
BID #9900-031 FINANCING ROAD,
DEPT. DUMP TRUCKS-Attorney McFar-
land reported that the interest rate offer by
The Skylake State Bank/Klslak National
Barkh has increased since the date of the
bid award After discussion by members of
the Board. Commissioner Yeager motioned
to rescind the previous motion awarding
this bid to Skvlake/Kislak Commissioner
Stanley seconded this motion, and it
passed unanimously. Commissioner Yeager
then motioned to award the bid for financ-
Ing of the dump trucks (S133,000.00) to
Capital City Bank. at a rate of 5 90:. for 5
years. Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion. and it passed unanimously.
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
HEARING-Upon discussion by Attorney
McFarland that a mediation hearing will be
held on a worker's comp. case at 3 00 p m.
on January 20. 2000. Chairman Traylor
stated that he will also attend this hearing.
SEWER SYSTEM GRANT BAY
COUNTY LINE-Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler regarding applicaUon
for funds i(from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection) for Installation
of a sewer system from Port St Joe to the
Bay County line. the Board agreed for the
Engineers to do the preliminary work for
the application and they agreed for Chief
Administrator Butler to be the contact per-
son responsible for signing the necessary
, application paperwork
GULF AIRE WASTEWATER TREAT-
MENT PLANr-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Bob Windolf (on behalf of
Michael & Diane James) had applied for a
permit to construct a house in Gulf Aire
Subdi islorL prior to the moratorium being
placed upon the wastewater treatment
plant, and ,the house Is now complete Lipon
request. Commissioner Knox motioned to
allow the Windol's to connect at the Gulf
SAire Waste Water Treatment Plant
Commissioner Veager seconded the motion
and. alter further discussion regarding this
problem the moon passed unanimously
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS CLAY-
Upon request by Chief Administrator
Budter. Commissioner Yeager motioned to
ad,.ertJse to receive sealed bids for clay for
the 1999 Road Paving Program. noutng that
the clay must meet the specifications
required by the contractor (C. W. Roberts
Co.'ntracung. Inc I Commissioner Stanley
seconded the motion. and it passed unani-
mously' .
AWARD BID WATER DEPARTMENT
TRUCK ([9900-04)-Upon discussion by
Chlef Administrator Butler that he had con-
tacted Champion Chevrolet but was unable
to. obtain a delivery date for the water
department vehicle and Billy Carr Auto
Sales had stated that they could have deliv-
ery' by the lirt of March. Commissioner
l-n-.\ mcutionred to award bid #99,i0-,.,)4 for
the 3'4-ton truck for the Wrater
Departmentil to Billy Carn Auto Sales. in the
amount of S23.584 77 Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
4 to I with Commissioner Stanle1 voting
no.
INVOICES COURT REPORTER/
COUNTY ROAD 5-Upon discussion by
Chief Administrator Butler, :Commissioner
Peters motioned to pa\ Invoices to First
Choice Reporters. 16605 ,'0 Coiurt
Rep:'rterl .and S. M. Marley & Associates
($450.00 work on County Road 5), and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion.
Lip.-n inquiry. Chief Administrator Butler
and Chairman Traylor reported that Phillip
McMillan has agreed to give the County
enough property to provide a 60-foot right-
of-way on County Road 5 After further dis-
cussion, Commissioners Peters and Yeager
amended their motion and second to. also
proceed with obtaining this additional
* right-of-way property.
r TRUCK DRIVER I POSITION ROAD
DEPARTMENT-Upon request by Assistant
Road Superintendent Knee, Commissioner
Yeager motioned to move Jake Lewis to the
Truck Driver I position, effective January
17, 2000.


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-
Emergency Management Director. Wells
reported ,that he has been summoned for
Federal Jury Duty in. Panama. City during
the week of January 17th.
UNION CONTRACT RATIFICA-
TION-Upon discussion regarding ratifica-
tion of the Union contract, Commissioner
Stanley motioned that the contract be rati-
fied upon addition of the sick leave lan-
guage (employees must have 9 days of sick


leave accumulated before taking a day
without a doctor s excuiiel Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously.
JOB CLASSIFICATIONS UNION-
,,Upon discussion by Administrator Wells
regarding new lob cla-sificauoni- in the
Union (Maintenance Mechanic & Master
Mechanic), Commissioner Stanles request-
Sedthat there be more specific guidelines for
the Master Mechanic position. After correc-
uon to the -Ablit' section to Irnclude repair
of systems Commissioner 'Stanley,
moti.uned to approve these new Io% classifi-
c atiorni Commissioner Yeager seconded the
moon and it passed unanimously.
CABLE TELEVISION NORTH GULF
COUNTY-Administrator Wells discussed a
local channel on the cable television net-
work in North Gulf Count., stating that a-
meeting -will be held ir. Wewabhitchka on
January 12th at 130' p m C T to discuss
this matter
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SEC.
RETARY-Emergency Management Direc-
tor Wells reported that Judy Craniord has
resigned her posiuon as secretary due to.
family illness in another state ULipon
Inquiry. he also reported that Patti Bartlum
(one of the other applicants for the jobl had
accepted employment elsewhere Upon
moon b% Commissioner Peters second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous %ote.
the Board agreed to adverse v.: hire a sec-
retar- for the Emergency Management
Department.
AWARD BID ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING COMPLETION (#9900-05)-
Upon recommendatJon by Building Official
Hammond. Commissioner Peters moUoned
to award the bid (#9900-051 for completion
of the administration building to Fisher
Construction in the amount of
S243.900 00. Commiissioner Stanley sec.
onded the motion arid. after discussion that
construction will begin within 30 days and
will be completed within 120 days from the
start date. the moon passed unanimously
PLANNING/BUILDING DEPART-
MENT-Building Official Hammond report-
ed that building permit fees were up for the
month of December. 1999
BOBZIEN PROPERTY/CONDEMNA-
TION-Butlding Official Hammond present.
ed the following recommendation regarding
noncompliance of building codes in refer-
ence to property owned by Lisa Bobzien
(Parcel #06268-568Rl That the Bobziens
enter anr agreement within seen r, 71 days to
. do the following
I Payment of S2.484.32.
2. Delivery of sealed plans approved
by the Planning/Building Department and
Their engineer thich meet the Department
requirements arid those stated under CABO
I and 2 Family Dwelling Code Book (as pre-
viously delineated by the Department). and
3. Agreement to Immediately start
retrofitting me structure, with a sixty-day
completion date (Monday. March 13. 20001.
"Failure to comply with this agreement
will immediately acusate the condemnation
process on this property without any fur-.
ther considerations by the Board of County
Commissioners -
After discussion by Michael Bobzlien
and Building Official Hammond.
Commissioner Peters motioned to accept
this recommendation. Comnmissior,er
Yeager seconded the mouon. and it passed
unanimously.
S12.50 SURCHARGE FUNDS/CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE-Upon discussion by
Corpmmssioner Peters that the City of Port
St. 'Je',.RoliceDeparrme.-nL.Is in o.eed,ol2._-
radlos'. tFie' Board agreed, to submit this
requestloa the S12 50 Moilng \Violatlon
Surcharge Committee lor their recommen-
dation
HEALTH & WELLNESS COMMIT-
TEE-Safety Director Nelson presented a
proposal from Beacon Hill Therapy &
Wellness for a health/fitness program for
Gulf County employees for the Boards
review.
The meeung recessed at 7 16 p.m
E.ST.
The meeting reconvened at 7:27 p m .
E.S.T.
HEALTH & WELLNESS COMMIT-
TEE-ULpon discussion regarding employee
participation and a program for Veterans
(Veterans' Service Officer Williams to
Inquire). Commissioner Peters motioned to
accept Opticn III las follows Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion. and it passed
Unanimously
Projected County Cost (55 Employees
a 50':. of s10 00 = S275.00 per month)
County Subsidizes 5,)':::.
Employee must attend lour 141 times
per month
"If the employee falls to attend. they
will pay 100': f the monthly fee ',4 S14 99
NOISE GULF COUNTY SPEED-
WAY--Upon discussion by Rick Henderson
that the Gulf County Speedway will re-open
in March. 2000 and that he would like the
Board to take the necessary steps to have
the owners abate the noise as much as pos-
sible. Chairman Traslor stated that he has
recetied numerous complaints about the
racetrack noise. After inquiry about mea-
suring decibels. etc.. the Board agreed for
the Chairman to proceed with attempting to
hate the noise level reduced prior to re-
opening.
BEACON HILL THERAPY & WELL-
NESS CENTER-Bill Williams. of Beacon
Hill Therapy & Wellness Center Inri.ted the
Board to attend the ribbon-cuturn for the
Center on Januarn 19. 2000 at .3 00 p m
E S.T
VARIANCES PLANNING/BUILDING
DEPARTMENT-Upon Inlquiry by Commis-
sioner Stanley rewarding thc status of vari-
ances approved by the Board. Building
Official Hammond stated that he will check
. to see why Mr. Pylant has 'not complied with
his agreement Buildirg Official Hammond
also reported that Mr Fowler has complete.
ed the inside work as agreed upon through
his variance, but he must finish the outside
and. replace the gutter system. H. ..
EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER
PROGRAM-Commissioner Stanley report-
ed that S16,202 00 has been received
through the Emergency Food & Shelter
Program, and it will be distributed through
the Senior Citizens Association.
DENTAL INSURANCE DENTAL
DECISIONS-Upon Inquiry b' Commis-
sioner Stanley regarding a letter from for-
mer employee Judy Kosin about unpaid
dental claims, Chief Administrator Butler
reported on contacts he had made with
;John Stoner regarding this matter. After
discussion by Attorney McFarland that the
company was paid to administer the premi-
um funds and that the shortfall is a result
of their mis-administration of the funds,
the Board requested that Attorney"
McFarland submit a letter to Bankers.'
Dental Decisions to request that they pay
the claims within 30 days. The Board also
requested that Chief Administrator Butler
submit a letter to Mrs. Kosin, notifying her
of the Board's action.
ROBERTSON'S CEMETERY/DAL-
KEITH-Commissioner Stanley discussed
an old cemetery located in Dalkeith. and
requested that the Board approve expend-
ing funds for a survey so the County can re-
cut the road through the cemetery.


Administrator Wells also reported that the
County has chain-link fencing available
from the "Buy-Out" program. Upon motion'
by Commissioner Stanley, second by
.Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to have the road & ceme-
tery surveyed, and to pay the costs from
BCC: Professional Services.


MINUTE OF TH 1 0


ASSISTANT ROAD SUPERINTEN-
DENT-Co-.rrmisioner Stanley stated for
the record that he wo-jld ha,.e liked to
interview all :of the applicants for the post-
tion :.f Assistant Road Superintendent,
before designating it to Louie Flowers. ,
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COMMIT-
TEE (T.D.C.)-I.ipon motion by Commis.
sioner Knox, second by Commissioner
Stanley, and unanimous vote, the Board
appointed Richard Hance to replace Robin
Downs on the Tourist Development
Committee.
LOW-INCOME HOUSING-Commis-
sioner Peters discussed the need for afford-
able housing in Gulf County, stating that
he has submitted a letter to Chns Corr ISt
J.:e Ar-idal reear-ding this matter. but has
not yet received a response He further
reported that'he will attend a meeting with
him during the week of January 17th.
OLD U.S HIGHWAY 98-Commis-
stoner Peters discussed that. in 1953 U.S.
Highway 9S' followed the coast down by
Buler s Restaurant in Highland View. and'
he inquir-d as to v. hat happened to the old:
roadbed Attr.rney McFarland reported that
he bellees there wias a reserter clause on-
the pre.ni.:us deed. but he -ill continue
working on this matter t:., make a determi-
nation.. .
NORTH FLORIDA HEAD START-
Commissioner Yeager discussed a request
from North Florida Head Start for a letter ofi
support of their program and mouoned for
the Board to send this letter of support.
Commissioner Peters tec-rded the moUon
Upon discussion b. Commissioner Stanley
that he would like for Mrs Gaskin to come
before the Board andd 'ne a report on their
program. Comrnmisioner- Peters and Yeager
vlthdre, the sec..,nd and the motion
Chairman Trayl'or directed Deputy Clerk
McLemure to contact Mrs Gaskin request-
.ing that 'he attend the next regular meet-
ing to discus, this program
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS-Upon
discussion treat 5 pern'is.,r .if Eleclorns
Robinscrn is in the hospital, the Board
directed Administrati e Assistant WIbberg
to send flowers and i.-'shes of speedy recov-
ery.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING NORTH
PORT ST. JOE-LUpon inquiry by Commis-
sion,rer Knox Commissioner Peters stated
that he has not applied for grant funds to
construct aiforrdabie housing projects in
North Port St J.oe
There being no further business and
upon motion b\ Comms,sioner Yeager sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley. and unani-.
mous \.le.l- the mericngdicd men adjourn at
6 10p m E S.T
BILLY E TRA%1,0R CHAIRMAN
ATTEST BENNY C LISTER. CLERK


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Local: 229-9228 1-800-927-3557
Corner 3 BR, IBA Home, Bay View, fenced, 102,000.
Tow homes, $35000 $50,000 ea. 1&2 Bedrooms
Walk to Bay, 2BR,"IBA home, real wood interior $51,800
Prime Airpark & Golf Course Lots $22,000 to $35,000
DW Mobile Home 3BR/2.5BA, waterview, $55,000.
2BR, 1BA home, owner finance, Fl room, $70,000
2 Lots Weua 140\254 total, owner financing, $8,000
Commercial 40,000+sq.ft.+Buildings, Hw.v 98, $189,900.
2 Acres, Carrabelle River, Mobile Home, $135,000.
website: www.homtown.com/floridabeach/sales


GOLF COURSE $115,000
1500 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA,new carpet allowance, Home Warranty avail-
able, garage, nice views. Lowest price in neighborhood! Other golf
course homes this street: $179,900 to $184,500!! Excellent investment'
opportunity! Multiply YOUR dollars here! Call Betty Jean Londono,
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Kiligallin Home, a -. luxurious
3BR/2BA home with cathedral ceiling,
war wood interior with lots of win-
dows, hardwood and tile floors, fire-
place, elegant master bath, porch,
satellite dish, workshop. $265,000.
MLS#4160.
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PORT ST. JOE 1007 Marvin
Avenue 3 BR/2BA, 2100 + sq. ft.
family home with large kitchen,
pantry, breakfast bar, family room,
fireplace, Florida room, "deck and
workshop. Great neighborhood for
the kids, close to the ball parks.
$132,900. MLS33989.




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CAPE SAN BLAS, BEACHSIDE, CAPE SAN BLAS, BEACHFRONT
Knox Home, 3BR/1.5BA, 1000 Condominium. Antiqua ,Drive,
sq. ft. beach home with open floor 2BR/2BA,.1200 sq. ft condb with
plan, tile floors, carpeted master bed- an open floor plan, fireplace, (vall to
room and large deck. Across the wall carpeting, covered patio.
street from the Gulf with private Gorgeousview ofthe Gulf of Mexico.
access to the beach. $197,500. Some ., furnishings included.
MLS#3917. $165,000. MLS#4034.

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of The Prudential Insurance Company of America Equal Housing Opporturnii,
Each Company Indepenaently Onea and Operatea


PRU ENIA RSOR.RALY:88-22 11


Gulf County


Hosts KidFest

Free ice cream will be avail-
able. on Saturday., March .11.
There will be a KidFest at Ryan's
Sugar Shack. located at 236 Reid
Avenue in Port St. Joe, from 11:00
a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. ET.
There will be free ice cream to
all kids who attend. Radio station
WPAP will be broadcasting on site
with giveaways, food, and Buffalo
Rock Pepsi products. .
The Gull County KidCare:
Coordinator, the Tobacco Copr-,
dinator, and members of the Gulf
County SWAT (Students Working
Against Tobacco) will also be
there. Go by for a free ice cream.
meet the radio personalities from
WPAP, register for prizes, and
have a good time.
For further information call
please call Dianne Semmes.
KidCare Coordinator at 227-1276.
extension 131. or Sabrina Burke,
/Tobacco Coordinator at 227-
1276. extension 114.



EQIP Sign-Up

The USDA FSA & NRCS
offices in Blountstown are cur-
rently taking applications for the
Environmental Quality Incentives
Program (EQIP). EQIP is an agri-
cultural cost-share program, pri-
marily for row crop and livestock
operations.
The sign-up period is now
through March 10. For more
information you may call 850-
,'674-8388 or visit the office at 837
Leonard Street in Blountstown.


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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17. 2000 .



PUBLIC NOTICE S
". j ; ': ,


Fort St Jo" Flnila 32456
i65':'l 229 'e I I
ATTORS'E FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO 0A505.3
S GRE .ORi' K P.LASSENGILL
5134I F'r-idenr, Cu-le
Mai uanria. FL 32446 .
FERSONAL. REPRESEfT.'AT.. .. ,
2rc Februari 10 an-.] 7 2000 .
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH :
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF .
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. -


Lri-if r'uknUIthe Fourteenth udicilCicui. I


NOTICE f SHERIFFS fiALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That pursuant to a Writ
of Execution Issued in the Circuit Court of Santa
Rosa County. Florida. in the 28th day of November,
1995, in the cause wherein Sunshine Bank. was
plaintiff, and Michael Linton & Georgia LInton, ,'a,.
defendant, being case No. 92-130-asc in said Court.'
I. Frank McK8Itien,. As Sheriff 0'1 Glfb'o'un*ty,'
Florida. have leiled upon all the right ntle and-
interest of the defendant Michael Linion & Georgia,
LUninton in and to the following described property. to-."
,it
1992 Dodge Dakota Pick-Up Truck
VIN'#1B7FL26X7NS683103
Tag #RQI 13N ..
and on the 7th day of March 2000'. a( the F'ront
Steps of the Gul County Co.unrhouse Inlthe City of
Port St. 'Joe Florida, Gulf County. Florida,. ait te
hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon'thereafteras possible,
I will offer for sale all of the said defendant's Mcihael
Linton & Georgia Linton's right. title and interesting'
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 'br
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 Counry. FIorida
SB, .'' Frank McKeithen'
In accordance with the American with Disabliiles i
Act persons th-it disibillues needing a special'
accornmuodauon to part-icipate In uris proceeaong
shcul' cnts:i Sheriff Frank McKeiihen r.rt later
thlin- .e.en da ; prior i.L, ihe procedLng at 850-227.
4tc, January 27 and February 3, 10, and 17. 2000do
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO 00ob-0011- 1
IN PROBATE '-
IN RE: The Estate of'
SARAH#LUCY KERR
Deceased
NOTICE OF-ADMINISTRATION y' "t',
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate o01
SARAH LUCY KERR deceased. File Number 00.
0011-CP is pending it, the Circuit Court for Gulf
Count, Florida Probate Drsion .the address ,I
vric rI Gill' Couns Cour-iO.use Probate Di,,sion
:000 Cecil G Counn. Sr Bo'ule.a d. Point Si Joe
FL 32456 The name and addres,,of the Personal
Repre_-entause and hi' arlorrne) are set l.ruthM below,
All interested persons are required'to file
WITHIN THREE 131 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. Ill All
clamsn aganslrst ihe eLtatei and 12) any objecuon by an
mterested person on whom nouce a-s served that
challer,ges tre .'aidir,,' of the Will. the qualincauon_
of the Peronal representative. %enue or junisdicuon
ocf the Court
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED..
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
AdrranmuLraUon 2/10 00 .
5,' THOMAS S GIBSON '1'
RISH CiBSON & SCHOLZ P.A. ,;.
.2r0, E 4th 5u-etr
P.O. Box39 .. .1'


CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK B&A TOAWG "' '
OF PORT ST. JOE 4.5-0 Cor.unr% Road 386 1;-. '
Plaintiff .n S[ tJoe FL 32456 .
vs. .". CASE NO. 99-419-CA (850) 647-3031
RICHARD W. BLACKA and wife; ; .:' NOTICE OFQ0ION' -
BARBARA J. BLACKA. .. : B&A Toning will be selling the lcoUoing, ehl-
Defendants. cle on the day (of24th Feb 00 at 900 AM est nme
Tne sale ail be held at 4560 C R 366 Pc.rt St'Joe
SFL 32456 Wree ethe ihe nhi t refuse am ano all
NOTICE OF SALE bld '
PiiRfUliJ TO C-'L-TER 45 FLORIDA ST'ATRTES Year Make Vimn
m al.De aur r ISpa'cp f7
Fe ru 20.-0 inrC ae Nr 99-419.CA Cf the Ferbruar 17.2000'





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Sales Associates:
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412 Fifth St. Mexico Beach acant lot, cleared, short w 6k ,
beach, homes.only. $5,~00. .,,,.,,,.

1619 162,1 Monument Ave. Four onre bednoomr, 1' bath and
1 two bedroom, 2 bath apartments, unfurnished, great invest-
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Hwy. 71 & G. U. Parker Road Scotts Ferry large building
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701 Nautilus Drive This beautiful home has 4 bedrooms, 3
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garden tub, separate shower. .Other features include covered
patio, screened/heated pool, fenced yard, sprinkler system,
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and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CITIZENS
FEDERAL..SAVINGS BANK OF PORT *ST. JOE-is
Plaintiff, and RICifARD W. BLACKA and'wife. BAR-
"BARA J. BLACKA. are tie Defendants. I will'sell o
the highest bidder, for case, at the front door of the
Gull County Cpunt.h ube plort,St d pe, Florida. at
I11 00 o'clock ami. Eastern Standard tune on the 9
day o March. 2000a the" property described.as fol-
low ,;E ,' ., '. ,
Lot Sbiteen' 116l BS1 -,Tirty-x -
13)ll m i-eaCty of PdrN St Joe.
FlorIda. Unit iq3. Acordg..tq the
S officialRap'on tl"m ..1 Wce of .
the Clerk of the C rcuiCt'Churt of'
Gulf Count). Florida
14D ,!ATEDTHIS I0 day bof Feb:.2000. i:.'.' '
I'i.":'. ,i .,.'r,' 'BENN ,C. LISTER' i;,',*;!. ;
,).. ;, ,,; j CLERKOPCIRCUITCOURT,
.. GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
' By' 's T Kni' '
'". t'.lt Deputy Clerk" '
2tc: February 17 and'24 2000 '
IN THE CIRCUIT 'COURT FOR GULF COUNTY.
,FLORIDA.,.OB
PROBATE DYISION
SIN-RE ESTATE OF .: '
CHARLES L SMITH.JR., File Number 000002
SfDeceased, Dsision Piobate
/ *
3017CE QE ADMINISTRATION
Tne adirinistriauon of 'the estate of
CHARLES L SMITH JR'. deceased File Number 00.
000i2 is p.eriding in.lhe Circuit Coon fo,' Gull Counrrv
Flonda Probate Di ion,.Lthe aqdres, qi.,-.hich i
Gulf Courn tsCourthnu.ue 1000 Fidth Street. Portn St
Joe. Flonda 32466 Thi- n-rAes and addresses cf the
personal rp'presen'tauve and'the personal repreien
tause s attorney re se l'orth beIow' .-
ALL INTERESTED .PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT: ,,
All perno.nson whom this notice is served
who have objecuons that challenge the validity of
the will.' the quahficfations of the personal rereeiten.
Larive. .-enue ir )Junsdlcuon '. jlh)s .Coun are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITTHIN THE LATER OF THREE 131 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTIOCEOR.THIRTY-l3O) Dl'SiAFTER THE DATE
OF SERyICE OF A COPY OF THjS NOTICE ON
THEM'
All cr~dicor ol'(hi deiedent and other per-
sons' hanlrig cli m or demsnd."against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this nouce is served with
in three 131 months after the date of, thti first publi-
caUior, of this iod;e'lmust file their claiOhs with Lhis
Court 'TIFHIN THE LATER OF THREE 131 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE. FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 1301Q DAiS AFTER THE
DATE Of SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM' '
All other creditors of the decedent arnd per.
sons hasing'claims or demands against the dece-
dent s e.sate must file -their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE 131 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOr SO FILED WILL'BE FOREVER'BARRED.
The dale of first publication of this Nouce Is
February 17 2000 ,
F'erornal Represen aot.ves
Charles Smith
2001 Long Ae nue' .
Prt'S Joe. FL324 '
Linda S'mith
2001 L.Ung Atrenue. r '
PFortSt Jc.e.,FL'32456 ,
Atiuorrney f-r FPerc'nAl Represertaues e
Charles A Costin "
Fi;,rO ltce B a '
FTjnrt SL doe. FL 32457 ;
Telephone 1501 227, 1159 .
Florida Bar No .699070 ,,
2it, Febrauly),-7ar.d 24. 2000


Tom Todd

Realty, INc.


SUNSET BAY Located
approximately 1.5 mil
San Bias Road. 'This is
room, two bath home
of St. Joe Bay.. Home i
years old and is in "lik
Being sold furnished. I
porch facing bay. Has
tial for the investor. Pric
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ic vi,
now.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN CAYON CLAYTON,
d'- '.,-eceased. CASE NO. 00-0006-CP

NOTICE 0 ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION C.I the estate of
JOHN CAYON CLAYTON, deceased, File Number 00-
0006.CP ]. penming In the Circuit Court for Gulf
Count rln.jndi Proba.e Di'ior, ithe ador_:. ,;.'
,hWchi, i000CeciiG CC,-un Sr BlId F'cn St .i:.
Friinda 3245f. The name and, addres;ei ,i tlhe
.Pefsonal Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
S All persons on'whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the qualifica-
tlohs of the Personal Representative, venue, orjuris-
aicuon of Ihi- Ce-urt are required to file their objec-
ions r.ith 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
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 months after the date of the first publication.
of this notice must file their claims with this Court
W 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 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 ineir claims,, ith this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
,THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS, NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, 'DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION, OF
THIS NOTICE IS 2/17.2000
,s1i Marnlyn Cl3yton
MARILYN F CLAYTON
Personal Representauve of
the estate of JOHN CAYON CLAYTON.
deceased
'P: 0. Box 354
T.Port St. Joe, FL 32457 n
JOHNTSON. HARRIS GERDE & JELKS, P.A.
Airnme, I'for Per-onal Repreenr.ute
..s ALLEN N JELKS .JR ESQ
239 E t fourth Street
Panarmra CIn,. FL 32401 .
850/763-842
, FRoida Bar No 449490 .
2te February 17 and 24. 2000
CORRECTION TO CONCURRENT NOTICE
The concurrent notice which ran February
3. 2000 regardma the enuiorrnental rene pertain.
mg to the pron.sion of water and seter lies to the
'Cosun airport indusumal park enterpri'e zone crn.
: gained a wrong address. The correct address for
Sending comments to the State is Bureau of
Communrtyv Development. Florida Department of
Cormmunity Affairs. 2555 Shumard Oak
Boulevard. Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100: All,
other miformauon and dales are correct The tLi-,l
date for receding Iocal commera Is Februar% 21
2000 The Florda Department ul Community A 4tir.
mil lnot lrsue a release of funds uriul a raiirnin T ol
15 dasE na, elapsed from receipt oIl ne Concrurrenr
No.tice
Itc, February 17, 2000.
CONCURRENT NOTICE
NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO SIGNIFICANT
EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
AND
NOTICE TO PUBLIC FOR REMOVAL
OF ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS
Recipient City ofWewahitchka
DyDate 1: February 17, 2000
Address: P. O. Box 966
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Phone Number: 850-639-2605
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES. GROUPS AND
PERSONS.
On or about March 6. 2000 The City ,of
Wewahlichka %il request the Florida Department
oi Ccmmurrior Afliair designated by U. S.
ueparu-'nt o HouLng and L'rb, eDel,)piaoent., t1o
remd i''environniental conditions and ?elease,
Federal turnd unoer Tide I of the Housing and
Community Development Act 1974 IPL 93-3831 for
the IolloUing project.


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s approximately 3
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of the finer :homes of the area. In
immaculate condition. It is a comple-
ment to the area and commands an
impressive pose on St. Joe Bay. Both
upper and lower decks on the bay-
side of home are completely
screened. A large 1600 sq. ft. double
garage includes a workshop and
storage space. The exterior of the
home is durable Colorlock Masonite
siding. Landscaping serviced by sep-
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Pvrudenft i1 al St. Joseph Bay Office
.R 1520C.R.C-30.Port St.Joe,,Florida 32456
Resort .,,Realty of (850) 227.2000
Gesorgei an 888.227'21i10
St. George IslandCALL PATRICIA RAAP

NE W' .1. A. '
71 I Ac '


Project Title/Nanie: Housing Category Small Cities
'CDBG. SAI #FL99006290475C-Program activities
will cost approximately $550,000 and will include
administration, housing rehabilitation, demolition
and relocation, and temporary relocation, all in sup-
port of housing assistance.
Purpose or Nature of Project and Proposed Activites:
To provide safe, sanitary, and decent housing to 'low
and moderate-Income residents within the corporate
limits of the City of Wewahitchka. .
Location of Project: Totally within the City of
Wewahitchka. Florida.
It has been determined that such request for
removal of environmental conditions will not consti-
tute an action significantly alffcung. the *:.Jir.l' .:.f
the human environment; ac.:,.dinrel the lt...'
named recipient has decided to prepare and
Environmental Impact Statement urd.-r -tile
National Environmental Policy Act of \I 9 |FL 91-
190)1
The reasons for such decision not to prepare such
Statement are as follows: 1. Idenu'icaruon ,:.. ean-in4
environmental conditions. 2 l.denulicar.i,r, of ihe
nature, magnitude and extent of all environmental
impacts associated with the project, whether benefi-
cial or adverse. 3. Examination of the project and
consideration given to ways in which the project
should be modified in order to eliminate or minimize
any adverse environmental effects and enhance
environmental quality. 4. Examination of alterna-
tives to project which would eliminate or minimize
environmental impacts or enhance environmental
quality as well as the effect of not carrying out the
proposed activities. 5. Adverse impacts which have
been identified will be far outweighed by the benefl-
cial impacts of the project. 6. The proposed activities
are consistent with local policies and plans.
An. Environmental Review Record .respecting the
above-project has been made b:.' the abo:.e nmedn
recipient which documents the e-ri lrrenrernal
review of the project and more fully sets forth, the
reasons why such Statement is not required. The,
Environmental Review Record is on i'lit at oLe al. e.
address and is available for public e srinam.uorn and
copying upon request at the C Clerk ,) OTffce in
Wewahitchka City Hall during normal working
hours.
No further environmental 'review of such project is
proposed to be conducted prior to the request for
removal of environmental conditions. All interested
agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this
decision are invited to submit written comments for
consideration by the recipient to Mayor, City .of
Wewahitchka. Such written comments should be
rcceivd ai the addre,, specified .rn or before 3 p ir,
Eastern Time March 6. 2000 All sucn '::,.mmernv
A:, r.ci' ed mil] be cc.ridtred and the r:ipilernt -ill
r.il requ.it the rm,'r". 'a]l :- enuirunmerial condiu.:.ni
or (ike arln adriurisuira. e :acu:on on re abo..'e pro
jrc.:t unul the dae specicd'l in the precedinr ren-
tence. .
The r-cipentm aill undertake the Fproject lith ck'
-Grant lund Tr,-m iTthe U S Deparuninert :I HouSLng
and Urban Dreelopmnent iHuDi Ui.d'ier Tile 1 ofl th,
Housing and Conimurnim De'elopmreni Act .f 1974
through the State o:' fl.-nda T ie recipient i; ceruln'
ing to DCA that its ein uonmenLil cerumtrn c'Ifl,.er
identified below, in uthe official capacirias Ma.)r
consent to accept me junsdicuon of the federal
courts if an action Is brought to enforce responsibil-
Ities in relation to environmental reviews, decision
making and action; and that these responsibilities
have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certifica-
tion Is that upon its approval the recipient may use
the Block Grant funds and HUD will.have satisfied
its responSibi1'ties under the National
Er,'.ironmeniul Pollc Act of 1969 DCA 1ill accept
an objecuon to itat appro al or 1 if Ir i- on o,:,r ofth"
lollo'ne base, lal .-hal the cerufilauiorn 'ea- n,.t in
far.' eAe-uiro bi' i; e cer'ifLing or ':,ther ,ullct-r ,:l
, appbirct appro ed b, DCA. or ibl i-hat ap.pplhirt
enir'.'nnmental reie, record lor ume pr:,lect indicati
omiTiiuson *of a required decision Ilnd-in' or step
applic able to the prule-,: in the errr'n.rmenral rei'w
process.
Objections must be prepared and .submitted in
accordance with the required procedure (24 C.F.R.
Part 58) and may be addressed to DCA, Florida
Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of
Community Development, 2555 Shumard Oak-
Drive, Tallahassee. Florida 32399-2100. DCA will
not Issue a release of fluni- unul a lrrTdurmairi, of 15
days has elapsed from receipt ol i ,i' requeii
Objecrior,n t t,: ihe removal of en.ircarmenial c ndi.
Iuons or, base other tri-. stated sb:,e mil not be
considered by DCA.
The City of Wewahitchka is a Fair Housing, Equal
Opportunity arid. Handicapped Responsive
Jurisdiction.
Ray Dickens, Mayor ", -. .
Environmental Certifying Officer.
Irt. Frbruirv 17, 2000.

Say 9bu Saw It In Star!


farm set-up 'of tubs and tanks are nego-
tiable. MLS #4944. $176,825.00.


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SProperties, Inc.
1200 U.S. H ).. 98 .2221 CR-30
S Me\ico Beach. FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on Sit Joe Bay
850.648.2020 850.227.2511


1.800.485.7478


Jor 888.458.7470


NEW LISTINGS!
206 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beachi Beautiful one of a kind beach view
'home designed by Paul Brent. This renovated home has three decks overlooking
gulf, screened in back porch, lots of decking in back, trees, irrigation system.
Kitchen is gas and electric with tiled floors and pickled oak cabinets. Downstairs
features two bedrooms and two baths, laundry room, kitchen and living room.
Many built-iis Second floor features large master bedroom, large moster bath
and walk-inr closet. Bonus from for office or bedroom and small sitting arecasTwo-'
`'ar garage with access from Oleander St. Must see to appreciate. $610,000. -
7660 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Location Lodetion! 2 bedroom, 2:bath"'


brick home on 2 lots across from dedicated beach. Large garage with workshop
;n back. Great Florida room to enjoy the fantastic sunsets Call for appointment.
Lots of palm trees. Lot 100'x140'. $349,000.
109 Ocean Ridge Lane, Gulf Aire Subd. .$129,900. Great opportunity.


4 bedroom, 2 bath home with split floor plan. House is newly painted and recor-
peted. Just across from the swimming pool, tennis courts and playground on a .
cul de sac street. Great possibilities for family home, must see'to appreciate;.
Contact Tom. MLS#5009. .
New on Market Owner relocating. 203 Narvaez Seashores.
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Great location for family or retirement -.close to beaches and marnas Enjoy rhis
approx. 1750 sq. ft. home with great room accented by. cathedral ceiling, fire-
place; split bedroom plan', MB has'w/in closet, separate dressing/bath area. Ig.
kitchen w/great storage plus 6' pantry and breakfast bar. Double garage,
screened porch for relaxation; landscaped yard with garden area, well, privacy
fenced. New gutters and downspouts. Well insulated,-low utility costs, gas water
heater & furnace, elec. A/C. $142,500. Call for appointmentt"
,311 Robin Lane, Mexico Beach. Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home

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in quiet neighborhood, nicely landscaped. Beautiful hardwood floors. Ceramic
tile in bathrooms, enclosed garage; thermal windows, just to name a few of the
perks of this house. Large lot, approx. 100'x95'. $117,500.
Seashores Lot, Bedutiful 75'x150' located one lot east of the corner of
Narvaez and Nautilus. Nice well built homes on each side,lot is high and drains
well, great home site for only $29,500. Call Tom. MLS#4958.


MLS.


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JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor


WATERFRONT Wetappo Creek 145 Fork Drive -This well kept 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, 6-year-pold :mobile home. sifs on approx. .5 acres. With
approx. 120 ft.' of water frontage on the deep water Wetappo Creek, this
property also has 4 ponds, 36x24 barn,
deep well w/2 filters, 200 amp electrical "Your REALTOR
-service and private boat ramp for "- For Life!' "
Creekwood residents. This property is .. .J PATRICIA
well worth a look! Please call me for a RAAP -
tour of this outstanding property. Fish -LI nnn .


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RATES:
Line ads. $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5C
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
1,V4'j .L.ujuim~.


The Star. Port St. Joe.. L FLThursday. Feb. 17. 2000


T 1


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






1990 H-D FXR, New custom paint, bat-
tery & tire. Too many extras to list,
$18,000 OBO, 647-3930. ltp 2/17
S 993 Toyota Camry LE Sedan, 4 door,
auto., power steering, window & door
locks, A/C, good cond., dark green w/
tinted windows 150,000 miles, $6,500
OBO, 639-9000 2tc 2/17
For Sale: 1991 Dodge 12 passenger
van, lots of new parts,. still needs work,
- $3,000 OBO, 647-5253 4tc 2/17
1988 Honda Accord LX, 2 owner car,
"mint cond. $2,700. 482-7499. 2tp 2/10
1996 Maxima SE, loaded. Call Katrina
at 229-6808. .2tLc 2/ 10
1995 1100 cc Honda Shadow, 4,800
miles, black & chrome w/many 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 int. w/white ext.,
'$14,000. Call 227-3412 or 229-8997,
ask for Bill. :- tfc2/10
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.
... 8tp 1/20


16 Prindal cat sailboat, w'th trailer and
:many extras, good condition. Asking
$850. Call 229-9449. 3tp 2/17
KAYAKSI.Unsinkable,. self-bailing, sta-
ble, safe and FUNI 314 Reid Avenue (at
,the Port Theatre). Several to choose.
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229 9282 i-f 2/3
.1997 Sea Cat for sale.Twin 140 Suzuki
,w/extended warranties, T-tops, 6PS,
bottom machine, fresh & raw wash-
iodown, alum. trailer. 648-4365.. tfc 2/3.


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


;FORRENT: 2BR/IBA Home w/FL
room. Ho'wards Creek S500/mo. Land &
Castle Realty Inc.. 229-9228. ltc 2/17


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
f I : tfc 1/6


Now Open,
GULF SHORE STORAGE
S Corner of DeSoto &'AlVericus
C oe St. Joe Beaoc "
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106


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 t 2/3

In Wewa: 3BR/2BA 14x70 mobile home
for rent, $350/mo plus security dep.,
S50-639-5721. 2tc 2/17
For Rent: 3BR apartment in Port St.
Joe, 905 Long Ave. Very nice, 1200 sq.
ft.,, W/D connections. Contact Pruden-
tial Resort Realty, 227-2000. itc 2/17
FOR RENT: Available for immediate
occupancy, 2BR/2BA mobile home in
Highland View, 445 Angel Fish St.,
$350/mo;' Contact Prudential Resort
Realty, 227-2000. tc 2/17
For Rent: 1BR/1BA small newly deco-
rated home suitable for 2 adults in Mex-
ico Beach, 1 blk to beach. No yard up-
keep. Water/garbage included. Refer-
ence & sec. dep. required, $385/mo.
Apr.-Dec. lease. 648-4362. 4tp 2/1i7
For Rent: Gulf Aire executive 3BR/2BA
townhouse, garage, screen porch, pool,
tennis court, private beach, $750/mp.
Call 647-8760. 4tp 2/17
For Rent: 3BR/2BA. garage, recent
paint, $675/mo. Land & Castle Realty,
Inc. local 229-9228 or 1-800-927-3557.
2tc2/10

For Rent: 2BR/IBA home. 8400/mo.
Land & Castle Realty, Inc. 229-9228 or
1-800-927-3557. 2tc 2/10
HOUSE for RENT: St. Joe Beach, IBR/
IBA. I block from beach, $350/mo.
Call 229-6961. tfc 2/3


Apartments for Rent. Call Kenny at 227-
7241 or Phil at 227-2112. tic 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. apartment inPort
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
-.aessage-l. will-call-back. ...tfc 2/3
2BR/ 1BA unfurnished mobile home for
rent in St. Joe Beach. Only 1 block to
.beach, includes stove/fridge, $300/mo.
Call 648-4649. tfc 2/3
For Rent: 2300 sq. ft. building, former-
ly, Mexico Beach -Jr. Store. New Paint &
Tile. S2000/mo OBO. Adjacent build-
ing, 950'sq.. ft. avail., $750/mo OBO.
Call 896-2262 for more Info. 4tc 1/27
For Rent: Unfurn. Trailer 2BR/IBA
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
1 & 2 BR apartments for rent 2 blks
from beach. Reasonable. Call 647-3220
or 648-9572. tfc 2/3


MINI STORAGE
Ofc. 509 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 heoi and air
Wall to wall.carpeting
Laundry faclir;es
On-site Management
S Vo;ce,'TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 1


For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS., 1 26
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
S* Laundry facilities
On-site Management
". Voi e/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 las1


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. tfc 2/3
Apartments/Homes for Rent: 1 to 2 3
BR apartments, duplexes, and homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn.& unfur-
riished. Call Parker Realty at 850-648-
5777 for more info. 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 Thompson-
Rish Realty at Cape San Bias 227-9600
or Mex. Bch 648-5449. tfc 2/3
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court, St.
Joe Beach. No pets, 1 blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. tfc 2/3
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities, energy efficient const., stove &
refrig., furn., fully carpeted. 1BR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS 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
3BR/2BA avail. Feb 1st. 206 Court St.
Joe Beach. 1st & last + dep. $690/mo.
647-9317 or 612-416-3711. tfc 2/3
Dead Lakes- RV/mriobile homrre lots, S80/
mo, Includes water & sewer. Call 850-
63195721. 8tc 2/17


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



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Yard Sale: Sat., 2/19, 10:00-2:00, 7471
Alabama Ave., St. Joe Beach, ,misc.
items. Itc 2/17
Mot in Sale: Everything must go, Feb.
26 .-' 27, 8:00 a.m., 107 North 36th St.,
Mexico Beach. Futon, sofabed, recliner,
dinette, crib, playpen, baby clothes,
t6ys, clothing, etc. 2tp 2/1 7
Yard Sale: Fri., 2/18,& Sat., 2/19,: 8:00
a.m. CST, 205 Third St., Mexico Beach.
l.tp 2/17
Moving Sale: Fri., 2/18 & Sat., 2/19,
9:00-1:00 CST, 209 Gulf Aire Dr.. furni-
ture, housewares, jewels, yard equip..
luggage, & clothing. I tc 2/17
Garage Sale: Sat.. 2/.19. 8:30-1:00.
1312 Palm. Blhd, nice clothes, glass-
ware, jewelry, misc. items. Rain cancels.
ltp 2/17'





Air Conditioning & Heating Specialist
wanted. Experience with new' installa-
tion, repair, duct board & metal -duct,
work required. .Residential & commer-
cial. Pay depends on qualifications.,
Excellent opportunity for the right per-
'son. We'are a young, growing, aggres-
sive company. Call 850-229-2550 for
application or information or fax
resume to 850-229-8982; Ask for,
Phillip. '2c 2/17
'Executive Assistant needed for small
local family business. Looking for
friend. mature per-on to work as exec-
tutiue assistant in a confidential
environment. Must be proficient in
Microsoft Office and/or similar comput-
er operations. Must have excellent orga-
nizational skills & be self motivated.
Full or part-time possible. Please send
resume with qualifications, work experi-
ence & salary requirements to P.O. Box
280, Port St. Joe, FL, 32457. 2tc 2/ 17.
Housekeepers for busy office. j.Must be
dependable, have reliable transporta-
tion, & be able to work weekends. Good
salary for a good job. Reply to House-
keeper, P.O. Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL,
.32457. t2/17

Come work on the beach! Toucan's on
the Beach, 812. U.S. Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach is now interviewing for servers,
,host, bussers & cooks. Apply 9:00 -
-41:00 a.m.. Monday- Friday. 2tc 2/10


The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will be accepting appli-
cations for;(2) Maintenance Mechanic
positions for the Gulf County Mainte-
nance Department. All applicants must
meet the following requirements:
SPlumbing: Installs, repairs, re-
places, & troubleShoots all types of
Shot & cold water plumbing fixtures.
pipes,, sewage/drain lines & sys-
tems. -
Electrical: Installs,' repairs, re-
places," & troubleshoots all types of
electrical circuits, wiring, conduit,
Motors, pumps & equipment.
Air-Conditioning: 'Performs -pre-
ventive & 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 &
routine maintenance & repairs on
hot water boilers & high-pressure
distribution & return systems.
Performs routine .maintenance on
air-condition ducts & air handlers.
Carpentry: Performs all types of
rough & finish carpentry Interior &
exterior. Must have knowledge of
masonry, block laying, drywall,,
roofs. & layout calculations.
Knowledge, skill and responsl-
bility: ...
a. Interprets blueprint or specilfl-
cation to Install new equip-
merit, build new constructions,
or modify existing installations.
b. Diagnosis & perform necessary
repairs on all types of machin-
ery & equipment of.the trade.
c. Uses of various hand tools,.
power tools & 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 condi-
tioning, heating. & carpentry fields..
Certification(s): Must be capable
of obtaining certification. if required
by Federal, State or County laws.
rules or regulations.
Work Environment: Will perform
duties inside & outside.& Is subject
to all ranges of conditions & tem-
peratures. May be exposed to dust,
gases. noise & electrical shocks..
May be required to wear protective
clothing & gear, as appropriate for
the work being performed.
Physical Effort: Lifts large butilky
& hard-to-grasp objects weighing up
to fifty pounds independently, or
heavier objects with the assistance
of other workers or lifting devices.
at;J. -Wis~f XCno):


Works in various positions includ-
ing standing, sitting, stretching,
kneeling, lying down, or climbing.
Applications will be received at the Gulf
County Maintenance Department, 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 submittal date for applica-
tions 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, 2000 at
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 '@ (850) 229-6251 or
Chief Administrator Don Butler @ (850)
229-6111. Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy & is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc 2/10
Help Wanted. Mature person with roots
to work as Pest Control Tech. Vehicle,
gas & uniform provided. No experience
needed. Must have phone, good driving
record & be neat in appearance. Apply
at 321-B Reid Ave between 8 a.in. &
3:30 p,m. No phone calls please. c 2/i
Housekeeper, Bluewater Inn, part time,
must be able to work 7 days a week.
Call 648-4514 or 648-8121. 3tc2/10
Behavorial aide, pt to ft. background
check required, travel required,
between Gulf and Franklin counties.
Send resume to: CIRC. Attn: Tammy,
700 Aberdeen Loop. Suite E, Panama
City, FL 32405. 3tc 2/10
SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph is cur-
rently seeking CNA's for daily patient
care. Requires current state certifica-
tion & a high school diploma. We offer
flexible scheduling & a comprehensive
benefits package,, including childcare,
tuition reimbursement & a liberal paid
time off policy. Apply to H.R. Dept.. 220
9th St., Port St. Joe. FL 32456.; uc 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
40.1K 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

SeU '7wTie P.antced aItemU- wa.
..... e A,4d/ 227.- 278.


TRADE a dSEV


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
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EINrt,5931 156-6 (850) 647-4047

Locally .
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.... Residential
0o% Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite'Treatments Restaurant Motel
'Flea Control Condominlniums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
:"-''''' in Vacation Rental Properties
FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
'. ,'rg -,the Erntr.- Area"'
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products


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


BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Auitomotive Body Repair .
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
SMV02522 "
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 217-722










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

,/ MINI-STORAGE \




5x10 10x10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week'
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


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......
Bookkeeplnig Service
TaxReturns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581


C. 4J.'s Lawn


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 Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492 .


STUTZMAN ROOFING
.', R 4R#0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
2 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
fic 1/6


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


1 K Phone(850)
2S -2 s efemw. 229-6859



14 1Ytentiwot to- Qetafi K
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine ca r pe ntr y & architect u ral details
S repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190


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


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


C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic ServiCe!
Installation Pump-Out Repair N


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COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE

Downtown Apalachicola

Offices available in Historic District

Prime Locations
r Prudential Resort Realty
'WIN of St. George Island

Phone: 850-653-2555


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


The Dunes Beach Restaurant
Opening the Middle'of February, 2000.
I am accepting applications for the fol-
lowing positions:
Cooks
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
tfe 2/3 -
Carpenters needed. Tools & transporta-
tion a must. Call 648-8914. 2tc 2/10


Tennis Anyone? If you are interested in
playing tennis for fun and exercise, call
Charlene at 227-9695. 4tp 2/10
For Sale: 6.5 H.P. Air Cooled Diesel
$300 new; 1/2" H.D. bolt cutters $40;
Motor guide ft control troll, motor $150;
Binks #7 spray gun $60; 3cyl 60 H.P.
Johnson parts $75; 2 H.P. elec. motor
$20; Alum. captstan head. $40; #60
sprockes & chair new. Itp 2/17
For Sale: Swinger bass entertainer 300
orgafi,:$200, 106 HunterCr, PSJ 21.2/17
1999 Rascal elec: mobile, scooter, used
less than 2 hrs. Must sell. Call 648-
5298. 2tp2/10


Wanted: CDL driver. Apply in person at. Good used appliances, wash.. machines,
C.R. Smith & Sons, 3055W. Hwy. 98 or dryers, & refrlg. 647-5113. 2tp 2/10
call 229-6018.1 '2ti 2/10
call 229PAINT- 10 gal.' overbuy. Glidden, high
Pianist, paid position. Trad: worship grade ext. gloss latex. Harvest Peach.
service at 1st United Methodist Church o Cost S19.90/gal. Sell for $15/ gal, 2591
of Mex. Bch. If interested, please call Oak Grove Ave.. PSJ 229-6512. 2tp2/10
church office at 648-8820. If no answer,
leave message & phone number. tfc 2/3 ,Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ thc 2/3


FT Lie. Real Estate Salesperson Call:
Barbara Harmon, 850-648-5767 ,os


40x50,. 50x110. Great Workshops/
Garages. Financing Available. Call 1.-
800-341-7007. v. w.steelmas.terusa.
com lip 2/17
'79 Kountry Aire 40' 5th wheel Wash/
Dry. 20 gal. water heater. full tub. self
cont. Local delivery available. s4.000.
After 5-30 p.m. 647-8055 Itc 2, 17

REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing, Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374


Gina the Clown
Available for birthday parties.
'Magic', face painting, balloons & games.
SPaoy room for 'rent at Slice and Ice,
Mexicb Beach. Party room includes clowns
show, pizza, drinks and ice cream
No fuss No muss. Call 850-648 4772 .
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MOBfLE HOMES


Piano Lessons. Ages ,6-2. For infor-
mation, call 648-5306. tfc 2/3


HUGE WINTER STORM DISCOUNTS!
17* 7 74 a S f Factory Overflowing with' Inventoryl
Save Thousands on 25x32, 30x60,


Kirkwood mobile home. 2BR/I BA. front
kJitchen, good cond. 84.500 obo. Call
639-4646. 4tc 2/10


1987 14x70 Horton mobile home. 3BR/
2BA. Double roof. 2 porches. good cond
S13.000. 639-2502 41p 2/17




FOR, SALE: Registered, Chihuahuas
$175 ea. Call 648-5306. lfc 2/ 17





For Sale by Owneri 1304 Palm Blvd.,
3BR/2BA Remodeled within last year,
$89,900, By appt. only. 227-3685. 4.2/ 7.


House for Sale: 2015 Man-In Ave.. 3BR/
. 2BA. Hardwood floors, 11 ft. ceilings,
privacy fence, sprinkler sys. & many
- extras. Seen by appt. only, $135,000.,
Call 229-8806 4tp 2/17


For Sale by Owner: 1 1/2 acres on
Palmetto Drive, Overstreet, .cleared,.
centipede grass,' 1050 gal. septic tank,
400' well w/pumpland tank, 200 ,amp
power pole. For more information call
648-5094. 4tp 2/10


For Sale: Lot w/mobile home in Mexico
Beach, $50,000 firm. Call 639-4412.
after 2:00 p.m. CT tfc 2/17
House for Sale by Owner, 1302 Palm
Blvd., 2BR/2BA, 1200sf, corner lot,
hardwood floors, new CH/A, siding,.
windows, paint, garage/workshop,
move in cond., $79,900. Call 850-227-
9391. tfc 2/17
3BR/2BA home at 1211 Palm Blvd.
Approx. 1600 sq., ft. with huge master;
suite. Front and back screened porch.
fenced yard on corner lot. Please call
your local realtor for more details. ,(/ 2o
3BR/1BA home, 121 Hunter Circle, lot
75x180', CH/A, carport, 1178 sq. ft liv-
ing area, $69,500. 227-1639. 2tc 2/10
1/2 acre lot & 12'x60' mobile home for
sale on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. in
OversLrueet. S29.000. Call 229-6961 ...; ,
House For Sale By Owner: 4BR/2BA,
fenced yard, boat shed. 1703 Garrison
Ave. $85,'00. 850-229-8474. tfc 2/3
For Sale. by Owner: 3BR/2BA 52x24
DW Mobile Home on 75x150 lot, wood
deck front/back, new roof, no. repairs
needed. 12x12 storage shed 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


For Sale by Owner: 1610 Palm Blvd. in
PSJ. Brick, 5BR or 4/BR w/Ig den,
2.5BA, liv. rm w/fireplace, 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, hone
on 2 lots, fenced bk yd w/priv. fence on
2 sides, sprinkler sys. w/shallow well
Sa e money & avoid real estate charges,
:S 14.000 Call 229-9449. 4tc 2/3'
For Sale by Owner: I 1 12 acres' 6o
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,p 1a.
Lots for sale in PSJ. 4 lots corner of
Palm Blvd.& 19th St. high & dry, no fill
needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227-
2112 day or 229-8409 night. tfc 2/3
For Sale: nice. 3BR/2BA. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. Asking
855,000. Call 647-3292. tic 2/3
By Owner: 3BR/ IBA blk home w/\inyl
siding, Juniper Ave., near schools. Fam-.
rm, extra kit., CH/A, carport, 40' work-,
* shop/shed 12'x24' until. shed. sat. dish,'
auto .sprinkler sys, fenced back yard.'
$75,000. Call 229-6070. tfc 2/3,


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SecondMate Handyman Service
If your Mate is Too Busy for that Odd Job,
S -' .. *: Call SecondMate. ..
Lawn Maintenance House Cleaning
Odd Jobs Ron Westmark Shopping
S850-229-8334
-; Locally Licensed & Insured '


Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
SReg. Stated Communication
-"L' 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.,Masonlc Hall,
214 Reid Ave. Larry McArdle, W.M.,
'Bill Jordon, Sec.


A atherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
IRepresentative.
S 211 Allen Memorial Way

AVO ln (s50) 229-46o

BUDGET ELECTRIC
'New, Remodeling, ReWirb or Repair
No Job Too Small
We do itl Jst-We'll do it right
850-827-2429
LICENSED & INSURED
UC# ER0015040 U Tim Maestri

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


THE CABINET SHOPPE

JEFF OrwELL, OWNER OVER 15 YEARI5 EXPERIENCE
580 PJimettu Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St Joe, FL 32456 Fax 648-8752

PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND, REMODELING
N: (850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
c10/7 : ': : Licensed and Insured .* Lic. #RR-0067199

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

ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-21 1 2

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. 0. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457



r 'Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
%us Ocen ...
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


Mary Kay Cosmetics
f Betty Lewis,
Beauty Consultant
909 10th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6005


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


ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE SERVICE
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brand names
Work # 647-5113
Mobile # 227-5112' 4,1


Coastal Service
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES
Dealer for Frigidaire U FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems 4 sile New Brand f CIumtar
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty

229-6907 or 227-5373 .
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STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner

IB Interior. & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
SOver 50 color finishes to choose
[from. Plus many architectural designs
available

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

QUALITY STUCCO WORK



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PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR RR0067101
639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME
*VINYL SIDING* LT*SOFFIT AND FACIA
CARPORTS FAI, IE *PATIO COVERS+*
*SCREEN ROOMS* *RE Tl *FLORIDA ROOMS+
*DECKS* -'....S PORCHES.
*AWNINGS* -NUR *D SHUTTERS*
WINDOWS+ A ANTY GUTTERS

SCREEN ROOM 10'X 16' $1495
SINGLE CARPORT 10' X 20'----", $995
DOUBLE CARPORT 0'' X 20' $1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14' X65'--------- $2495
10' X16' INSULATED FLORIDA ROOM $4995


CAROL DIXON
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St Joe, FL
850-2271'568
MARY KAY
"America's Best Selling Brand"
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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


*TAXES
Beach Business '*ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS
Systems, Inc. *BUSINESS & COMPUTER SET-UPS
UICKBOOKS TUTOR
WANDA WHEELER
wandawheeler@digitalexp.com 850-227-1 892


*TransmissionService :, Owner DavidGainous
"Oi Char.ges'Engi; Ovrhoo i
GAINOUS AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE i e,. 0
Complete Automotive Services Satellite Scrvice
643 Dolphin St., Highland View
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 6331 Georgia Avenue (ill i..' -I" i,'.
Phone (850) 227-7514 Mobile (850) 227-5072 PortSt.Joe, FL32456 C-Il it.u 0 io i il


850) 648-2123

Sea4de ?tucvzaeO
CARPET & CERAMIC TILE
MICHAEL KENT SHOWROOM-3200-D HWY. 98-
Sales & Installations MEXICOBEACH, FL 32410



NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.

: 7HERSHEL HARRISON
806 Garrison Avenue' (850)227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 ,; Mobile (850) 227-6105'
'L Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches.
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated





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M ize Plimbng, lass G & Suppl, Ic.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO05 1008, ER0011618'
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or' 227-3885


ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
tic. #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 CLEANING

_ CARPET CLEANING
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Odor Control 24 Hr. Water Damage
Pet Stains Free Estimates
- (8501227-5098 or 229-9663
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663


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Port St. Joe, fl )2456
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.. ... .- Authorinzed Sales Cenler


MARY KAY
MARGARET PRESSWOOD
Sn.jeper, aent Beouty Coriultort
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. FL
850-648-4896
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FOR HIRE
with operator:
Back Hoe Loader Bobcat
Bucket Truck Bush Hog Power
Tiller 12'xl6' Trailer Docks Piers.
Walkways Boat Repairs Welding.
Dermontt Vause 653-9760
Carl Lamb 227-2153.
Ifc 12/2


SLIPCOVERS

IRENE
410 MWr Eyew. ( 820) 827-2766


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


HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES -LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410


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