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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 24, 2000
Frequency: weekly
regular
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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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Shark & Gator Hoopsters
Advance In Play-Offs
Photos, Stats on Page I OA
Sea Turtle Survival Page 8A
Environmental Awareness
Project Story on Page 6B
2000 Baseball & Softball
Seasons Now Underway
See Schedule, etc. on Page 9A
Gulf Students "Fare" Well at
"Fair" Who? See Page 3A
Big Boy's Bones.. Page 5A
Law Enforcement Activities
Cities & County on Page 7A
Soul Food Festival Page 6A
Support GC Scholarship
Program Fund Drive Ongoing-I-B


New Jobs Ae Getting Closer


Gulf County Shipbuilding, PristineOystercom and Others on the Way to Gulf Says Scholz


Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Diane Scholz presented a pro-


gram to the Port St. Joe Kiwanis
Club Tuesday at noon outlining
some of the positive economic


development indicators that are
continuing to fall into place for
Gulf County.


At the top of her list of soon-
to-happen events was the 61 jobs
that Gulf County Shipbuilding
will soon be bringing on line as it
builds dive cruise ships for
Nekton Dive Cruises. Scholz said
the only thing holding back the
process at this point in time is
receiving the necessary permits to
begin construction.
"We would literally have peo-.
ple at work today if permitting
agencies had expedited the
.process," she said.
Company president John.
Dixson recently interviewed 110
prospective employees and is cur-
rently working with Kim
Shoemaker (Workforce Develop-
ment Board) to organize training
program needs for the local work-
force.
Scholz said Dixson has been
tenacious in his efforts to locate
in Gulf County and hire local
workers. He and his partner have
been doing; preliminary work at
the plant's, future site along the


Gulf County .Canal at the
Dynamite Docks.
Another 20 to 30 employees
will also be hired at a nearby boat
repair and yacht yard Dixson is
planning to develop.
PristineOyster. corn
Things are also moving for-
ward with PristineOyster.com.
Scholz said company .president
Bill Thomas is pressing ahead
with the company's plans to
locate the oyster processing plant
along the Industrial Road.
The company is currently
working with several governmen-
tal organizations to finalize some
available expansion incentives.
The company is expected to hire
up to 100 employees within the
first year of operation.
"The St. Joe Company .has
worked closely with both of the
companies to help them meet
their land-needs," Scholz added.
(See JOBS on Page 3A)


Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Scholz is shown
above addressing members of the Kiwanis Club at their meeting held in Port St. Jo



Groundbreaking For St. Jo(


Wildlife Sanctuary & Ed Ce:


Caroline Norton

Norton Seeks

Re-Election to
* School Board
Caroline E. Norton has
announced her intent to seek re-
election to the Gulf County School
Board, District 3. This large dis-
trict includes St. Joe Beach,
Beacon Hill, Highland View,
White City, and the area from
Monument Avenue in Port St. Joe
south to St. Joseph Bay. -
-In announcing her candidacy
for this post, Mrs. Norton stated
that. she would like to continue
the goals she began six years ago,
when she became a member of
the school board:
Of her many priorities, safe.
schools and quality education for
'aill Gulf County students will con-
tinue to be atthe topof the list. In
the lower grades, this means
strong emphasis on reading, writ-
ing, mathematics, science and
social studies. She feels that tech-
'nology, education also should be
continually updated in all grades,
kindergarten through 12th.
,!i "For our high school students
-who plan to'go.to college, we must
maintain a strong academic cur-
riculum that will prepare them to
meet their future endeavorss"
states Norton.
In this week's announcement,
Mrs. Norton lists the following
accomplishments of the school
district during her tenure, includ-
ing, but not limited to:
successfully lobbying legis-'
lators for non-interest loans that
enabled Gulf schools to survive
(See NORTON' on Page 7A)

Wewa Seeking
Funds for Library
Wewahitchka city commis-
sioners agreed, to seek grant
funds to help build a library in the
north end of the county. Members
of the Wewahitchka Library
Committee made the request dur-
ing their rescheduled meeting last
Thursday evening.
The board will be seeking
funds to build the' library on city
property in front .of the
Wewahitchka Community
Building..
Commissioners also agreed to
;go out for bids to erect fencing
around the tennis courts at T. L..
James Park.
A resolution was passed to
renew the Florida Department of
Transportation right-of-way
!maintenance contract.


The- St. Joe Wildlife Sanc-
tuary & Educational Center will
be holding a ground breaking cer-
emony on Monday, February 28tr-
at 1:30 p.m. (EST). 2098 Hwy 71.
Port St. Joe. Refreshments will be
served following the ceremony.
The site, approximately 10
acres, is located just north of the
city, and has been made available
to the 'non-profit corporation by
St. Joe Timberland Company.
The. St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary
& Educational Center will serve
Gulf, Franklin & Southeast Bay
counties. The group was estab-
lished in 1999 by a group of local
state and federally permitted
wildlife rehabilitators and a vet-
erinarian to improve the services
they were providing to injured
and orphaned wildlife, and to
establish an educational center
for the local community, students
at all levels and the ever growing
number of tourists.
They hope to offer a state of
the art wildlife emergency treat-


ment. rehabilitation and research:
facility. The educational center-
will also provide a central housing
library for-ftildlife,' environmental
and marine sciences studies that
have been or will be completed in.
the future in the same tri-county
areas.
The group has already begun
working with the necessary agen-
cies to make this a, reality in the
near 'future. Its endeavor is to
bring both the care and treatment
of wildlife to a new level, to sup-
port and encourage research on
man's impact on native wildlife,
and to lessen that impact.
SIn an attempt to educate the
,public about their possible impact
on native species, the center will,
offer nature trails and non-
releasable wildlife will be dis-
played in natural settings when-
ever possible.
Plans for the immediate
future include staging an annual
educational exhibit fair and host-
ing an annual St. Joe Wildlife


nter


- Sanctuary Birding Festival, which
,is anticipated for the spring of
2 QQL.. .. .
The group will be coordinat-
ing the bird viewing sites and
sanctioning professional guides,.
housing, transportation concerns,
and events during the festival.'
This should'. help establish .the
interest of eco-tourists in what
has traditionally been a slower,
tourist season for local business-
es, and thereby provide a boost to
the local economy, while exposing
tourists to the rich resources of
the. natural environment. The.
group considers this to be a part
,of their continuing educational
responsibilities-.
Eco-tourists have become the
largest growing segment of
tourists in the world, and as they
: begin to notice our unique area, it
is certain they will come to play
an important role in the preserva-
tion and development of the local
(See WILDLIFE on Page 3A)


A local citizens group residing
near the Wewahitchka speedway
and new owner. Leon Brannon.
agreed to work together while
addressing noise problems result-
ing from use of the track.
The citizens have voiced com-
plaints about the noise coming
from the speedway as cars prac-
Liced during weekdays and during
the actual race tirrms on the week-
end. County commission chair-
man Billy Traylor called for a pub-
lic workshop. with the citizens
group and invited the new owner
to attend the meeting.
Brannon approached the
board during its. regular session'
Tuesday evening and outlined a
list of concessionris he and the cit-
izens group had agreed to .during
the meeting. New racing times will
be set between the hours of 6:30
and 11:00 p.m., and water will be
used on the track to help minii-
mize dust.
Brannion also said he will be
hiring an engineering firm to help
find a solution to the noise prob-
lem as part of a long term com-
mitment to reduce noise pollu-,
tion.


"If the community will give me
12':to 18 months, we can turn the
race track into an asset for Gulf
County." Brannon told the board.
Commissioner Traylor said
the, citizens had unanimously
agreed to the compromise propos-
al to allow" he n ew owner itime to
address the problems.
Veterans Nursing Home Goes
To Bay'
Gulf County Veterans Service
Administrator "Bo" Williams
advised the board that Gulf
County was not the recipient of
the new veterans nursing home
for this area of the-state.
Williams said the site selec-
tion. committee selected Bay
County and the Governor and his
Cabinet have since approved that
recommendation.
He noted that support infra-
structure was the. biggest draw-
back for Gulfs proposal.
Commissioner Tiaylor pointed
out that the result should focus.
the county on a need for better.
highways throughout the county,
as well as motels and hotels in
(See COMMISSION on Page 3A)


Gulf County's "Teachers of the Year"


The Gulf School District and
the Education Foundation of Gulf
County, Inc. will recognize and
honor all district teachers with a
dinner on Thursday, March 2.
The program wvilI focus on
each school's "Teacher of the
Year" and name the district
"Teacher of the Year" for 2001.
The 'Teacher of the Year" is
selected by his/her fellow faculty
members, based on well-estab-
lished criteria.
Each school winner is then
observed by a team made up of
the past year's "Teacher of the
Year" for the district, a district
administrator, and a board mem-
ber of the Education Foundation
of Gulf County, Inc. Written docu-
ments are thoroughly evaluated
and a district winner is deter-
mined.
The Gulf School District and
the Education Foundation of Gulf.
SCounty, Inc: proudly present the
teachers of the year for 2001!
Tracy Bowers: Tracy gradu-
ated from Wewahitchka High
School, Gulf Coast Community
College, and the University of
West Florida. She has taught sec-
ond grade at Wewahitchka
Elementary School for the past
five years. Tracy feels that her
teaching career has been a bless-
ing.
She says, "I enjoy teaching
children, and feel that they are


TRACY BOWERS SUE GANNON GLORIA GANT
Wewahitchka Elementary Port St. Joe High Port St. Joe Middle


simply precious beings who desire
to learn, and yearn to be loved
and nurtured. It's an honor to
teach children. It is a joy serving
them."
Susan M. Gannon: Sue
graduated with a B.S. degree in
mathematics education. from
Mansfield State College. She
received her M.S. degree from the
University of South Florida. She
presently teaches math at Port St.
Joe High School.
Sue says, "The greatest
accomplishment that any teacher
can hope for is to see the young
people with whom he or she


comes in contact develop into pro-
ductive members of society.
Teaching, to me, is more 'that a
job or a career. It is a way of life."
Gloria Gant: Gloria gradu-
ated from Livingston State
University with a B.S. degree in
social science. She presently
teaches English at Port St. Joe
Middle School.
Gloria states, "Teaching is not
just sharing knowledge; it is
about teaching students how to
become independent thinkers
who are seekers of knowledge."
She is recognized as "a
teacher who demands nothing


JOANN RAFFIELD DON RICH
Port St. Joe Elementary Wewahitchka High School


less than her students' best."
JoAnn Raffield: JoAnn
received her B.S. degree in ele-
mentary education from Western
Kentucky University and M.A.
degree in early childhood from the
University of Louisville. She cur-
rently is the lead teacher for the
early intervention, speech, lan-
guage and handicapped, inclusion
Pre-K class at Port St. Joe
Elementary.
She says, "Teaching is very
rewarding to me. Watching a child
shout, 'I did it! I did it!' with glee
brings a smile to my face-it's a
wonderful feeling to touch the
future."


Jerry L. "Don" Rich: Don
received his B.A. degree from
Southeastern College and M. Ed.
at Rollins College. He currently
teaches science at Wewahitchka
High School. He is recognized for
the huge success of his students
in science fair competition from
the local to the national level.
Wewahitchka High has been a
leader in this region.
He says, "No greater reward
can one receive than to be vying
with a former student, that I
taught biology in the tenth grade,
who is now a second grade
teacher. Even if she wins... I can't
lose."


.. Race Track Noise,
a in the photo
e last week. ts Nursing Home


STop Comm. Agenda


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The Star


PAGE TWO *.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24,


Congrats...


Gulf County Science

Students Steal The Show!
There's been a lot of talk about the quality of education, and where
Gulf County students stack up when compared to the rest of the state.
Frequently these conversations have led to debates about test
scores and how the county's schools score against other -area and
state schools.
Sometimes one of the most accurate Ways to measure success can
be through accomplishments. With that in mind, Gulf County's stu-
dents and teachers should receive our full and heartfelt congratula-
tions for their accomplishments in the Chipola Regional Science and
Engineering Fair awards.
Gulf County students won three of the three Grand Prize awards
in the Senior Division of judging. Elizabeth W. (Lisa) Curry (Port St..
Joe, High School) won both the Chipola Junior College President's
Award and McMIllion Foundation Award,, while Jessica A. Cole
(Wewahitchka High School) won the Best Biological Award.
Gulf County students, wona total of 22 of the special awards pre-
sented and a. host of other awards in both the Junior and Senior
Divisions. When all the judging was completed, 50 of the presenta-
tions made went to Port St.' Joe High School and Wewahitchka High
School,students. '
'Several of the studefits won more than one award with both Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka igh and Middle "Schools being very well
'represented. .
Students from Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson,:Liberty, and Washington
counties competed for the hundreds of certificates, prizes, trophies.
and cash honors. As, yu.read.those.individuals' names in this week's
edition of The Star, take note as to just how many of the awards are
to students in Gulf County Schools. .
In days to come, we'll all have the opportunity to speak to, con-
gratulate,.and encourage these students who haveworked so hard to
achieve these accolades.'Furthermore, behind bach of these students
there are parents, teachers, and administrators who played an equal-
ly important role in helping to make this happen.
In a day when so many people seemtid almost be looking for dis-
couraging things to say about our young people, it pleases us to be in
a community where so many positive things occur on such a regular
basis through the efforts of our youth.
Please ... keep' p the good work!
The preceding editoral ii written weelHy by VWesley R. Ramsey, Ediror Emerntus
This week's column was wraten by Wthe Ramses.


Healthy Kids Is Offering Child

Health insurance In Gulf County
Florida Healthy, Kids, a Florida KidCare program. has come
together .with'l~:ida1l community and -government leaders to provide
additional children the opportunity to have healthcare coverage in the
state of Florida. Gulf County will hold open enrollment from now
through March 15. .
To qualify for the comprehensive health plan. the childnust be
ages five to 18. be uninsured and ineligible for Medicaid or the
Children's Medical Service Network--Healtheare-"'serxices are provided
through Healthplan Southeast. Most families will pay only S15 a
month.
Healthy Kids provides comprehensive health insurance benefits
for children including- doctors' office visits, inpatient hospital care,
prescriptions, eyeglasses. immunizations, and much more.
"The year 2000 marks the 10th anniversary for Healthy Kids. We
are thrilled to offer the Healthy Kids program in Gulf County and hope
parents will take advantage of the program." commented Rose Naff.
Executive Director. of the Florida H,ealthv Kids Corporation..
It is estimated that over'500,000 of Florida's children lack health'
insurance. The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, a nonprofit organi-
zation, was established by the Florida Legislature in 1990 to address
this problem and has received state and national recognition for its
innovative approach to bridging the healthcare gap for previously
uninsured children. '" '
Healthy Kids, which insures over 118,000 children statewide, has
been lauded as a' national model receiving the prestigious Innovations
in American Government Award in 1996 from the Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University.
To apply for Healthy Kids coverage call toll-free 1-888-540-KIDS
or'visit www.heallthykids.org. Information on the program will also be
sent home, with children in the Gulf County School System.
Applications are being accepted' now. Healthcate coverage will be
issued on a first come-first served basis and enrollment is limited.


2000


Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbcr



It's Not Greek To Me!


Someone asked .me what. a! '
"holy cow", .looked like,, I don'L.
remember using that expression in
any-recent stories, but I reckon I
must have. Actually cows, whole or_ ,
parts thereof, ',shouldn't be called-.
to mind by that term. Maybe 'atlit-'
tie dictionary work is in order .'. .
"Holy cow" means great bl ls "
of fire .. jumping Jehosopha! .


. son of a gun!. How about that!
S. my stars and garters! .
It has. nothing to do with reli-
-ion or farm animals.
It's an exclamation of total
amazement bordering on incredu-
lous disbelief.
When R. 'C. Culpepper stepped
through' the side door ofthe First
-United Methodist Church waving.'
the shotgun and announcing the
Holbrook-Jamerson wedding
(which was inrr the do-you-take
stage) "null and: void," Miss Minnie
Lee Jamersoin'grandm6ther, of the,
bride, turnedto her husband,
Rake, and declared, "Holy cow!"
:I'll 'tell you 'another good


church sounding expression that
has absolutely no religious impli-
cation-"merciful heavens!" I'm
not saying here that the Heavens
aren't merciful. It's just in this
instance. the phrase refers to a
mild statement of surprise. It's a
synonym for ."land sakes" and
"Well, I declare!",,
It ain't quite as serious as
,HOLY COW!!...
We didn't get into "origin or
root words"' years ago. It was just
down home country 'farm talk. As a,
matter of fact, we looked at people
kinda funny if they didn't "sound
like the .rest of us.'" Here's a few'
more examples that flight "culture


you up some. -
Ift you asked my grandfather
how he was doing, his standard
answer was. "tolerable." It meant.
of course, he was getting along"
"fair to midlin'." He'd been better.'
but he'd also been a whole lot
worse.
The word was also used' to
describe the way a particular :tastUe
struck your fancy. "Aunt Harriet.
how's that sweet potato cass'e-
role?" / '
"Tolerable,". she'd nod h.er,,
head. up and down. "right tolera-
ble." .. .
'We'd .get to "rasslin"' in Louie'
Davenport's basement,' and pretty.
soon Ricky Gene would body slam
Deake Bradley into the stacked ;ip:
stove wood. Mr. Davenport would
throw, open the door. at the top -Of
the- steps and yell, "Louie, LOUIE,-
what., in ..the, tarnationn' are you
boys doing'down there ...
I'm not so sure to this day
about tarnationn." But I thitik, he
might have been cussing us just- a
bit.' It's akin to "blue blazes."'
If a guy came up fro-ih-'
Memphis, he,.hadn't driven a: long
way-he'd come. "a far'-piece.", ,If
Dad was "a mind, to" invite him in,".
he'd asked the visitor to "stop and
light." If it. was an old acquain-
tance that we were "proud" to see,
he'd declare heartily, "You're a
sight for"'sore eyes."
"Right smart" wasn't a brain.
power thing. It referred to ahi
abundance of some commodity.
\Then John Ed' Ruskins was elect-'
ed county judge in '56, evei-yoite'
allowed that he'd do o.ki 'cause he
had a "nriht smart" of book learn-
ing. 'The, folks that ran the Star
Lumber 'Company, now, they had a
"right smart" of money,
As a matter of fact, the lui'ibe
company people had enough
mone.- "to btrn a wet mule." 'htey
had more 6'd61d cash" than "Carter
had little liver pills." Most of the
rest of us were "poor as Job's
turkey." ; ,, .
I Now,'those Chancey's.'that
lived6'down :below Pigebn Station
were even.-worse off thai'.usvrMiff
Chance was a "one horse farmern'
You don't need the old-time-coun-
try-dictionary to figure that: one
out!
We didn't say Bobby BreweA
was in love with Nola Purcell. He
was "struck on" her. And when ssah
quit himn we didn't know about
depression and sdch, we just okfne
lhe Was' "down in the mouth"' for
weeks. Getting ov4r something like
thatwas a "hard iow to hoe."-
.Even' today, if you say adiy-
.thing remotely "off handed"' about
Nola, Bobby will still "get his dan-
der up." .. '
The pnly thing Daddy siidl jst
before he .gave me a,"whuppin' or
being a .mite disrespectful toward
that cauliflower Mother set before
me was, ."Yo.u'r-e getting 'too .bigfor
your britches.'"
He sized me down a notch r'
(Se,;KESLEY ,ON PAG )1
%.: .,


Bring Back Those Falling Prices aned Lets Have a


I waited a few extra weeks to
write a column on this paiticuilar
subject mostly because there were.
several. no, many people' who
misunderstood the article and
accompanying ad for Pete's Cash'-
& Carry.
Back on February 3rd, we ran'
a story titled "Old News Is Good
Trivia." The article and ad were
excerpts from the The Star issues
during the month of February.
1938.
Pete's Cash &'Carry 'food val-
ues were 'really .interesting.. How
many of you can remember when
10 pounds of sugar was 49t; 10
pounds of potatoes, 19t; a gallon
of cooking' oil, 89 ; or my person-
al favorite, 'tWo6 ounds of ham-
burger for 254? ; ,,
We thought reprinting the.ad,
along with some news highlights
of the past would be great fun for
everybody, What we didn't calcu-
late into this idea Was the possi-.
bility that there might be some
folks out there who would misin-.,


Wesley Ramsey's

ETAOIN SHRDLU

This Week's Edition Written by
'' .Willie Ramsey

terpret the ad .to be real and cur-.. ees thought the ad was interesting
rent. .' and added' the information to the
There Is No "Old News Is Good.',Trivia" story
Pete's Cash- Carry she was working on. -
Before we go any further with Early on that Thursday morn-
this, let me once again reiterate- ing, February 3rd, the phone lines
there is no Pete's Cash & Carry. at The Star office began to light
There was one back in 1938, and' up. "
ol' Pete obviously had' some "Hey; I do' grocery shopping
mighty good prices on most every for several elderly people and. I
grocery product he sold. need to know where Pete's Cash,&
Now Pete's prices were proba- Cacrry is located ." one of the
bly even pretty good back in '38 early callers said.


'cause his ad caught our eye when.
we were looking over old editions
of The Star for the historic review
story. Caroline Hunsley, one of,
The Star's multi-talented employ-


S A.-short -.while later, a lady
Walked in The Star officee with her
shopping fist' (complete 'with
prices) in hand-"I've been all over
town looking for Pete's Cash ;&


cirry. 'Can you tell me where it's
located?" : ; '-:" ''
I could goQn and on. My wife
and I dropped"by the office over
the.weekend; thle phone rapg, 4.d
sure enough .. "Could you .tell
me where Pete's i5 located?"
Didn't Make It Clear
'. This confusion was, mostly pur
fault. Maybe we didn't make .it as
clear as we: should have that the
ad was' a-'reprint from the: 1938
issue of The 'Stan One paragraph
of explanation didn't get the mes-
sage out plain ,enough on what
exactly was going on. '
..We'did learn several things
though ... 1) folks read ads in The
Star 2) low prices are an impor-
tant formula in selling products.;
3) if the prices are printed in the
ad (no matter how, unbelievable,
they might be)--they are believed;
and, 4) if local, grocery stores
today-would tun .the same prices,
they couldn't hold the number of
customers.they would have ... for
the short. time they remained in


business anyway.
Cow Problem
Another real interesting
excerpt from those 1938 papers
was the "cow problem" in Port St.
Joe. It s"erfis the preslnrg ques-
tion 'at- the city commission's
meeting 'that week 'was the deli-
cate problem of preventing-the city
fromi being overrun by roving
cows, steers, arid bulls. "'
The cows were raiding
garbage cans and destroying gar-
dens in the "c6mminnity! While
scaring the 'daylights- 'out of
women and children.
There were 'several real' good
suggestions made to the board to
help 'eradicat .the problem.
Commissioner T. 'H. Stone sug-
gested tfhat-a $10 impounding fee
would get the owner's attention in
a hurry. Mayor-J. L. Sharit-had
the idea -that a horse' patrol (by
day and night) would take. care of
the problem. '
John O'Keefe [whoever' -he
was] 'had the best idea of the


Bar-B-Que-

whole bunch though-"If a couple ,
of the cows were used as the pie.e. I
de' resistance :at, a public, barlie-.!
cue, it would'be a big incentivecfor;
owners to' see that their cattle did;l
not go astray.". '.
*- The" city fathers' eventually1
settled the issue by ordinaince-
with' a fee'of one dollar plus 'bosts,
and named a poundmaster! to
oversee the process. :
I wonder if that ordinanced is'
still'on the books. If it id, I wodild'
suggest that we would, amend it t6i
follow the suggestion of O'Keefe,2
and opt for the community-barbe-
cue' in the future. Then, we could'
all just hope that -a cow would'
venture into the city unattended.
Yeah!!!
incidentally, the phone' nufig'
ber of The. Star office at that tire'
was 51. '
.Now we have four phone line's
[one' of which is for .the fax] a.j
sometimes it's difficult to get a liner,
to: use even with one of the nn-r
bers being unlisted. '


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Gulf Students "Fare" Well at Regional "Fair"


The Chipola Regional Science
and Engineering Fair concluded
Friday, February 11th, with an
awards ceremony that distributed
hundreds of certificates, prizes,
trophies, and cash to participants
from Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson,
Liberty, and Washington counties.
Sixteen projects were selected
to advance to the 43rd Annual
State Science Fair in Gainesville.
Senior Division selections
included: Jessica A. Cole and
Judith L. Husband of Wewahitch-
ka High School (WHS), Ashley D.
Melzer of Sneads High School
(SHS), and Elizabeth W. Curry of
Port St. Joe High School (PSJHS).
Junior Division selections
included: Kayla M. Horne of
Marianna Middle School (MMS),
Jessica L. Sewell of Roulhac
Middle School (RMS), Chase
McClellan of Carr Middle School
(CMS), Andrew P. Gauge of MMS,
Jonathan S. Williams of MMS,
Thomas F. Cury of Port St. Joe
Middle School (PSJMS) and Kevin
, C. Smith of RMS; Alternates
0 included: Stephanie R. Thompson
of RMS.
-Grand Prize winners in the
Senior Divisions are: Best
Physical, trophy and cash award
by- McMullian Foundation,
Elizabeth W. Curry of. PSJHS,
Best Biological, trophy and cash
award by Audubon Society,
Jessica A. Cole of WHS; and CJC
President's Award, Elizabeth W.
Curr of PSJHS.
Overall Senior Division win-
ners are: Show Stopper Award, E.
Christopher White. Jr., of WHS,
first runner-up, E. Christopher
White. Jr. of WHS; second run-
ner-up, Judith L. Husband of


order, for these types of jobs to
coi ider the area for location.
Sewer Grant Application
Moving Forward
Commissioner Tommy Knox
told the board 'that a grant pro-
posal to extend sewer service into
the St. Joe Beach area is moving
forward. The 15-member grant
reiriew board has agreed to the
application request and it is mak-
ing its way through the appropri-
ate channels.
In Other Business
..*The aboard agreed .to a
request -' from Gulf.f, County ,
Transportation Coordinator Mitch
Burke to help with a funding ver-
' sus :services crunch. The board
agreed to add $500 per month on.
the remaining six .months of this
year's budget.
*;i *Commissioner Warren Yea-
ger; notified the board that the
FEEMA flood map issue for Cape
San Bias and the Indian Pass
area is back, Yeager. said
Congressman Allen Boyd has
notified the board advising it that
FEMA is requesting another meet-
ing,; in Atlanta, to discuss the
iss ue.
*Commissioner Tommy Kniox
updated the board on the public
television station being planned
fdr the beaches, Highland View,
and possibly Cape San Blas cable
customers. He said MediaCom
has-agreed to provide Channel 53


Kesley

(From Page 2)
two! .
Remember when Christmas
was as "slow as molasses in
January" in getting here? And
back then you had to share the'
bedroom with every brother in the
housesl It was so crowded we didn't
have "room to skin a cat." And the
oldest brother would kick you
toward the foot of the bed and hog
l all the "kivers." I tell you, "it was
enough to make a preacher cuss!"
I can still remember the first
bedroom I ever had to myself.
Listen, "it was fine as frog hair," as
"right as rain," I 'had it "made in
the shade," you talk about "being
in tall cotton". ..
Folks 'didn't get sick back
then, they felt "poorly," Usually,
with the older ones, it was a touch
of "roomatiz." .
And our little community had
the .usual assortments of charac-
ters We had a "varmint" or two.
That could be the four-legged or
two-legged variety. And some
"rounders." One very "tacky" lady.
Old Mose Hodges had been around
so long we figured. he "came over
on the ark." Most of the "uppity"
crowd lived out on the ridge .
We'd have a barn dance and all
these folks would come together-
"you never saw the like!"
.1 could go on. But I'm "pert
near" tuckeredd out" from all this
"brain scratching." Besides I don't
want to leave anybody "whopper-
J wed" from this "triflin'" stuff I
been "tote'n" out here on you.
S"Land O'Goshen" and "con-
ound it," "enough is enoughl.
"Hit's" Been Fun,
Kes


[LEFT) Elizabeth Curry (Port St. Joe High School) is shown receiving the Grand Prize in the
Senior Division for the best physical science category project and President's,Award.
{RIGHT) Jessica Cole (Wewahitchka High School) is shown receiving the Grand Prize in the
Senior Division for the best biological science category project.


WHS; and third runner-up,
Ashley D. Melzer of SHS.
Grand Prize winners in the
Junior Division are: Best
Physical, Thomas F. Curry of
PSJMS; Best Biological, Kayla M.
Home of MMS. .
Overall Junior Division win-
ners are: Show Stopper Award,
Jonathan S. Williams of MMS;
first runner-up, Jonathan S.
Williams of MMS; second runner-
up Andrew P. Gause of MMS; and
third runner-up, team: Ashley N.
IRoberts and Haley E. Salter of
RMS.
Other awards in the junior
and senior divisions were given in
the categories of biochemistry
(BI), botany (BO), behavioral sci-
ence (BS), chemistry (CH), com-
puter science (CO), engineering
(EN), earth and space sciences
(ES), environmental (EV), math-


for the PEG (public/educational
and governmental) channel.
Knox made a motion to place
-the :station under the Tourist'
Development Committee. The
motion passed 4-1 with
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
opposing the idea saying he
thought the board needed to
workshop the proposal.
The channel has to be under
a not-for-profit organization. Any,
advertising will have to be done in
the form of sponsorships, similar'
to the way Mexico Beach is cur-'
rently running its PEG station.
The board discussed going out for
proposals to hire a private firm or
individual to sell sponsorships,
film the meetings, and operate the
cable equipment.
*Sharon Barrier approached
the board requesting an explana-
tion from Commissioner John


Jobs

She quickly mentioned sever-
-al other small-' companies that
were either in operaUon or on the
.brink of beginning construction of
their businesses in the area.
Also, she pointed out that the
Dasco Marine boat building oper-
ation is still in the works, and is-
in the process of revising its
plans. Dasco could initially
employ approximately 70 work-
ers, with long term plans calling
for between 100 and 125 workers.
There is also another major
project in the works in the vicini-
ty of First Street in Port St.'Joe
that is expected to have a signifi-
cant Impact on th6 area's econo-

"Visit" by State To

Help Improve

Health Care Access
In an effort by The Bureau of
Primary Health Care to improve
access to primary health care, St.
Joe Beach, Mexico Beach, and
Overstreet areas have been cho-
sen to be part of a site visit
process.
On February 29, the St. Joe
Beach Fire Department will host
the first of community meetings,
scheduled to last intermittently
throughout the day.
Each session, as outlined
below, is specifically intended for
certain parts of the community.
*7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.,
Health workers, human and
social workers 'and local health
providers are asked to attend.
*12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
there will be a luncheon for com-
munity leaders.
*4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the
general public is invited.
The meeting's purpose is for
the state and local Department of
Health "visit teams" to learn from
local leaders, health care con-
sumers, and health care providers
about the challenges faced by the
community in obtaining access to
health services.
The report compiled from the
these meetings will be used as a
tool for the health department and
will -also be released to the com-
munity.


. ematics (MA), medicine and
health (MH), microbiology (MB),
medical and health (MH), physics
(PH), zoology .(ZO) and behavioral
and social science (BS).
First Place winners in the
Senior Division are BS, Jessica A .
Cole of WHS; BO, Jessica A.
Crutchfield of Graceville- High
School (GHS); CH, Judith ,L..
Husband of WHS, ES, Karla N.
Ward of GHS; EN, Ashley D.
Melzer of SHS; ES, E. Christopher
White. Jr., of WHS; MA, Stephen
E. Price of WHS; MH, Carla A.
Wells of Chipley High School,
(CHS); and PH, Elizabeth W.
Curry of PSJHS.
'Second. Place winners in the
Senior Division are: BS, Marlene
Mann of .GHS; BI, Jennifer N.
Williaris of WHS; BO, Regina S.
Owens of GHS; CH, Carl A. Weeks
of Jackson Academy; EN, Sarah


From Page 1

Stanley as to why her road (Violet
Pippin Road) had been taken off
the paving list. After several min-
utes of discussion, the board
decided the road would remain on
the new road construction list.,
*Agreed to several names sug-
gested for a new park committee
for Beacon Hill Park. ,
*Agreed to let Julian Webb
and Associates do the preliminary
work for a CDBG grant to provide
water to the Overstreet area.
*Supported a resolution in
,.support of a statewide effort to
seek state funding up to $,150
million for water and sewer con-
struction assistahte in rural
areas.
*Decided to make a request
for $333,000 in beach renourish-
,ment assistance or berm work
and elevation study needed in the
Cape area.

From Page 1
my. Scholz said that project is
.progressing very nicely.
She pointed out that coopera-
tion between government agen-
cies, the Gulf County Economic
Development Committee, and all
others involved in the economic
development process has been a
significant factor in anchoring the
headway that has been made
thus far.
Scholz also emphasized the
cooperation the St. Joe Company
has provided to the county
throughout. She explained that
not only had they made property
available, but that the company
has provided additional incentives
in some cases.
Tax Abatement 'Tool
When asked by club member
Bob King about the importance of
the tax abatement referendum on
the March Presidential Preference
Primary ballot, Scholz was quick
to point out that Gulf has already
lost good prospects to the area
because it did not have tax abate-
ment in its incentives package.
"Because our county has not
had to recruit new industry in the
past, we've failed 'to put some of
these building blocks in place ...
Tax abatement can be used as an
important tool in this process,"
Scholz said.


Wildlife
(From Page 1)
counties as they experience con-
tinued growth.
Fund raising has already
begun and the initial two year
plan should proceed smoothly,
but donations are always needed
and most welcome. Many volun-
teers are also needed.
The mailing address is: St.
Joe Wildlife Sanctuary & Educa-
tional Center, 2098 Hwy. 71, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456.
*For further information, you
may contact any member of the
Board. Board members and
phone numbers where they can
be reached are as follows: Marie
Steele-Romanelli, President, 850-
229-1065; Timothy Nelson,
D.V.M., Vice President, 850-229-
8400; Barbara Eells, Secretary,
850-647-8238; and Joey Roman-
elli, Treasurer, 850-229-1065.


M. Baley of WHS; ES, Chad E.
Comerford of SHS;. MH, Summer
N. Williams of GHS, MB, Connie
R. Leavins of CHS; and PH, Kyle F.
Phillips of GHS.
Third place winners in the
Senior Division are: BS, Kaleb F.
Mercer of Jackson Academy (JA);
BO, Christopher G. Dietrich of
GHS; CH, Coralls V. Rodriguez of
JA; EN, Thaddeus J. Pelt of JA;
ES, Krystal L. Hartzog of GHS;
and PH, Crystal M. Register of
.GHS.
First Place winners in the
Junior Division are: BS Hannah
M. Pate of RMS; BO, Kayla M.
Home of MMS; CH, Stephanie R.
Thompson of RMS; ES, Chase
McClellan ,of CMS; EN, Andrew P.
Gause of MMS; -ES, Jonathan S.
Williams of MMS; MH. Allison M.
Owens of Blountstown Middle
School (BMS); MB, Whitney
Carmichael of RMS; PH, Thomas
F. Curry of PSJMS; ZO, Justin L.
Sewell of RMS; and Team Projects,
Ashley N. Roberts and Haley E.
Salter of RMS.
Second place winners in the
Junior Division are: BS, Laura J.
'Husband of Wewahitchka Middle
School (WMS); BI, Emily M.
Raffleld of PSJMS and Cassie,
Prichard of RMS; BO, Jessica L.
Sewell of RMS; CH, Ashley K.,
Stewart of RMS; ES, Nicole E.
Ford of PSJMS: EN. Jessica Lynn
Guilford of BMS: ES, Kevin C.
Smith or RMS; MH, Osman Zafar
of RMS; MB, Christina A. Toole of'
RMS; PH, Stephen K. Dykes of
PSJMS; ZO, Carissa Pletcher of
RMS: and Team Projects Jennie
Fagan of CMS, Victoria Walsh and
Dvlan E. Bozarth of RMS.
... -11 ..' .- ^.- *- :!,


Third place winners in' the
Junior Division are: BS, Jessica L.
Jones of Wewahitchka Element-
ary (WES); BO, Jessica Mock of
PSJMS and Lindsay A. Miller of
WHS; CH, Philip M. Dorman of
WES and Thomas A. Laney of
RMS; ES, Jeremy Cox of
Graceville Middle School (GMS);
EN, yi C. Millirons of WHS; ES
Jessi G. Collins of GMS; MH,
Katie L. Kimbrel of BMS; MI,
Jared D.L. Prichard of RMS: PH,
P. Colin Forehand of RMS; ZO,
Nathan D. Grimes of WHS.
Special awards were pre-
sented on behalf of a number of
scientific organizations and com-
panies 'as follows:
American Metrological
Society, certificates-Andrew L.,
Furr of PSJMS; American Society
of Civil Engineers-Andrew P.
Gause of MMS; Sarah M. Bailey of
WHS; Association for Women
Geosclentists-Andrew P, 'Gause
of MMS; Conservation Interna-
tional-E. Christopher White Jr.
of WHS;
Eastman Kodak Photographic
Award-E. Christopher White. J,
of WHS; Florida Association ,of
Science Teachers-Kayla M.'
Horne of MMS; Judith L.
Husband of WHS; Herbert Hoover
Presidential Library Association
Award-Andrew P. Gause of MMS;
Intel Excellence in Environmental


Health and Safety Award-E.
Christopher White. Jr., of WHS;
Marianna BPOE Lodge
#1516-Kevin C. Smith of RMS;
Ashley D. Melzer of SHS: National
Council of Teachers of
Mathematics Award-Elizabeth
W. Curry of PSJHS: North Florida
Research and Education Center-
Jonathan S. Williams of MMS, E.
Christopher White. Jr. of WHS;
United States Air Force-
Laura J Husband of WHS,
Andrew P. Gause of MMS,
Jonathan S. Williams of MMS,
Jessica Cole of WHS, Stephen E.
Price of WHS, E. Christopher
White. Jr. of WHS, Stephen E.
Price of WHS, Carla A. Wells of
CHS, Elizabeth W. Curry of
PSJHS, Judith L. Husband of
WHS, Sarah M. Bailey of WHS,
Jessica A. Crutchfield of GHS,
Karla N. Ward of GHS, Jessica A.
Cole of WHS;
United States Navy/Marine
Corps Distinguished Achievement
Awards-Elizabeth W. Curry of
PSJHS, Christopher White. Jr. of
* WHS, Judith L. Husband of WHS,
Carla A. Wells of CHS; United
. States, Metric Association-
Lindsay A. Miller of WHS; Water
Environment Federation Award-
E. Christopher WhiteJr. of WHS;
and Yale Science and' Engineering
Association, Inc.-Stacy M. Brock
of Cottondale High School.


Gulf County is embarking on new.

horizons and needs your help in doing so!


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
S,.. is sponsoring a



LOGO CONTEST
Gulf County is searching for a new County Logo


The deadline for all entries i .
:5 pm ET, Friday, Ma iohIOf 20


Entry forms and rules are
available at the Gulf County
Courthouse, Room 116.

2tc'2/24/2000 &.3/2/2000 ; o ... '" : *c


If you lost your job tomorrow,



could you find another one


in Gulf County?


It could be a challenge.

Today in Gulf County, jobs are scarce and our unemployment rate is one of
the highest per capital in the state of Florida. We desperately need to expand
our local job market. You have the opportunity to help increase employment
opportunities so finding a local job won't be so challenging in the future.


Qn Tuesday, March 4th,please VOTE YES for

THE AUTHORITY TO GRANT

PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS
for new and expanding Gulf County businesses.




What does this mean
This allows new or expanding businesses in Gulf County to apply for tax breaks
on their business property taxes by meeting specific application requirements
such as creating a minimum of 10 new good paying jobs within Gulf County.


How would this help Gulf County
We need this tax incentive to attract businesses to our county. Your vote would
offer businesses an economic advantage to relocate or expand in Gulf County.


Do other counties offer thisP
YES. Many counties throughout the state of Florida offer this type of tax
incentive as a way to attract new businesses to their area. We need to become
more competitive to attract quality businesses and industry to our area!




You can make a ditMerence.
Your vote is needed. Vote YESI

Sponsored by The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and The Economic Development Committee
of Gulf County. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 227-1223,
Visit our website at www.homtown.com/gulfco, or


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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2000


Sheila Hinton Speaks To


Wewahitchka Woman's Club


Hayden Elizabeth Lee

Hayden Celebrates
First Birthday
Hayden Elizabeth Lee cele-
brated her first birthday on Satur-
day, February 12, with a Winnie
the Pooh party. She was joined by
grandparents Johnny and Sally
Lee of Panama' City, grandma
Patricia Melvin of Port St. Joe,
aunt Tracy of- Restin, Virginia,
and many friends and visiting
family members. Hayden is the
daughter of Jason and Kristy Lee.
She is also the granddaughter bof
James. Melvin. who was in Indiana
at the time of the party.

A Note of Thanks
The family of Edgar J. Wynn
(Ed), would like to express -our
sincere thanks to all of the friends
and relatives that helped us,
through our very sad time. There
was so much fellowship and car-
ing, and' the food!!! Thank you.
also for the beautiful flowers and
plants. Everyone pulled, together
and helped us more than you will
ever know and more than we can
ever express.


I I I0 #7hu
*la ing#e Is


GCHD's Certified Lactation Counselors
Douglas Kent, Gulf County Health Department
Administrator, has announced the certification of four lactation
counselors. Pictured above (I to r) are Kent, June Causey, Janet
Thompson, Jill Jones, and Jane Van Heiden.
For breastfeeding questions or concerns, Gulf County resi-
dents are encouraged to contact one of the above certified lac-
tation counselors at the Gulf County Health Department at
227-1276, extension 170.


Miss Easter Pageant


Is Planned For P.RS.J.


The Gulf County Senior
-Citizens Association, Inc. will be
conducting an Easter Pageant for
all Port St. Joe pre school and ele-
mentary school students. The
pageant will be held at'the Port St.
Joe Elementary School Audito-
rium on April 14th at 6:00 p.m.
The students will .be trained by
Kim Nobles and Sara Allen on the
following dates.
April 12th: pre-school 2:30
,p.m.; kindergarten/lst grade 3:00
p.m.
April 13th: second/third
grade 2:30 p.m.; fourth/fifth
grade 3:00 p.m.
April 13th, practice rehearsal
5:00 p.m.
The cost for registration will
be $10:. Each child will receive a
trophy. The winners of each group
will receive a tiara; bouquet of
flowers, banner, and a trophy. The
preschool children will not 'be
judged but each will receive a tro-
phy. Applications may be picked ..
up or:dropped off at the following*
locations:


Arruinat

Trees Shrubs Plants

Hanging Baskets




FERTILIZERS SOILS
MULCHES


I ST. JOE

S NURSERY & SUPPLY
706-FIRST STREET PORT ST JOE 227-2112
Beside,
St Joe
e*lowRent A


from Usindo and Trisha's


TURTLES





! 4 located behind Fantasy
Properties
at Simmons Bayou
2221 CR C-30 850.229.7170
Open Mon. Saturday
-8 4:00 p.m. ET


Senior Citizens Center in Port
St. Joe, Port St. Joe Elementary
School office, Ard's Florist.
Melita's Bouttique,; Phyllis Bixler,
and Faith Christian School. \
The purpose of this fund rais-
ing activity is to generate funds
for the meals on wheels program,
transportation, and for the emer-
gency needs of the elderly. There.
will be an admission fee of $3 for
every adult, and $1 charge for
children under 18. The contes-
tants, staff, and volunteers will be
admitted free..
This is the first pageant to be,
held in Port St. Joe for the young
children. The Senior Citizens
Association hopes that patents
will complete the registration
forms and return them prior to.
April 1st so enough trophies will
be ordered for every child. For
more information, you may call
229-8466.


Brandon Tyler Lee Tinney

it's A Boy!
tK- Jennifer Lassiter Finney of
Cartersville, Georgia and Jason L.
7 Finney of Biloxi, Mississippi are
S the proud parents of a baby boy,
7/_ born on December 14, 1999.
Brandon Tyler Lee Finney,
weighed 9 pounds, 3.4 ounces
. and measured 20.5 inches in
length.. He is the grandson of
James and Robin Lassiter of

C Wewahitchka and Bob and Jan ice
Finney of Talladega, Alabama.

j You Can Help
Senior Citizens
Listed below are current
needs for the elderly living in Gulf
County. If you would like to
donate any of the items listed,
please call the Gulf County Senior
Citizens at 229-8466.
An elderly woman needs a
couch and recliner in good condi-
'tion. She has limited income and
her health is very bad. Adult
Depends under-garments,
medium size. Shower chairs for
frail elderly who live on fixed
income. The cost is $40. Medicare
does not cover this.


Azaleas-$1.99 gal.
Peach, Pear, Plum, Apple, Jap Persimmon,
Fig, Grape, Blueberry, Chinquapin,
Pomegranate, etc.
Cold Tolerant Citrus
Satsuma, Kumquat, Orange, Lemon,
Grapefruit.
Large Blooming Camellias
7 Year Old Plants Reg. $35.00 now $19.95
Other Flowering Shrubs
and Salt Tolerant Plants
Bird and Craft Gourds
Expanding to better serve our
customers by providing a full line of
services-Tractor Work, Irrigation,
Sod, Landscaping & Lawn Care
Plant Yourself or Let Us Plant For You

7 ils O W^a HY.73Drvea itle Svea ot


The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club met Wednesday, February

Thanks From The Heart
The Ramsey family wishes 'to
express a special thank you to
everyone for all the love, kindness,
and support you have shown to
us during the passing of. our
beloved mother, Lora Irene Ram-
sey.
She was a woman of many
talents, but what meant the most
to her.was her family and friends.
All the food, cards, calls, visits,
beautiful flowers and plants,
thoughtfulness and support fills
our hearts, reminding us all of the
love and joy we shared with her,
and of the many precious memo-
ries we will always carry with us.
Friends are a special blessing.
Your kindness is a true testament
of her life and,a blessing to our
hearts. Thank you all once again,
and may God bless you.
Sincerely, The family of Lora
Irene Ramsey


9th, in the Gulf Coast
Cooperative, Inc. conference room
with 23 members present. E.J.
Keller, president, conducted the
business meeting. Ruth Hall gave
the devotion, and in keeping with
Valentine's Day, read "A True Love
Story."
Pat Stripling, chairman of
"Home Life" had as her guest
speaker, Sheila F. Hinton, F.C.S.
Agent with the Gulf County
Extension Serxice.
Sheila gave an interesting and
informative talk. She reminded
members of a need to "love our-
selves" and start caring for our
hearts now. Everyone was given a


"fat quiz" and sampled. "fat'free"
orange muffins, hot from the
oven.
Plans were finalized for a pan-
cake breakfast to be held 'on
March 4th at Maxine's. Profits Will
go. toward the Bunny Mahler
Scholarship Fund. -Tickets are
$4--now on sale!
Betty Holloway announced
Ashley Padgett was selected' to
represent the Woman's Club at
the R E A Washington TCur
The club welcomed new mem-
ber, Vivian Stokes.
-Hostesses for the day were
Kathryn Outlaw, Pat Byrd. 'and
Lorraine Norton.


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Clocks Jewelry Gemstones Gold and Silver g)
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Kristiana Is Two
Kristiana ..Caitlyn Arnold,
daughter of John and Kathy
. Arnold, celebrated her second
birthday with two special events.
She celebrated. with her
friends on February 4th, at
StMelody's, Family Child Care, with
a, "Bugs .and Butterfly" party,
Other guests for. this occasion
were her mom, sister and brother,
Kathryn and Jared, and Melody
"Mimi" Stephens..
On February 6th. Krlstiana's
actual birthday, she celebrated
with her family at the home of her
Meme.and Papa Dickson..
Special guests for this occa-
sion were Kristiana's parents, sib-
lings, grandparents Charles and
Esther Dickson; aunt Jean Arnold
and cousins, Krissy, Jacob and
Colby Gentry; and her great-aunt
Boots Harrison and cousins, Vicki
and Cynthia Harrison.

Michigan Day
Michigan Day will be held at
the Mexico Beach Civic Center,,
Building. located on North 31s4
Street in Mexico Beach. on Friday,
February 25th. at 12:00 p.m.. CT.
S I 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.


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f"Big Boy's"-Bones


iAre Back and Being
.Displayed at ANERR


:' By Jessica.Summers
Crowds drew and boats sailed
out to the tip of the St. Joseph
Peninsula to catch a glimpse of a
50-foot. 30-ton fin !whale that
beached itself, September, 1966.
Over 30 years later, the whale has
resurfaced and is in the spotlight,
once again'.
Unearthed remnants of the
whale's skeleton were found by
-state park staff recently, and,
brought to the Apalachicola
Reserve. The bones include a ver-
*tebra, partial rib, partial skull,
:and partial lower right jaw.
At the reserve, the bones were
treated with peroxide and sealed
wiLth a mixture of glue and water


to prevent further decay. These
bones are now part of a one-wall
display at the estuary.
The display tells the tale of
Show a blue whale. nicknamed "Big
Boy" beached itself twice on the
tip of the St. Joseph Peninsula.
The whale was towed out to deep-
er waters both times until finally,
against all attempts, it beached
itself one final time and died.
The whale was believed, to be
a blue whale, by early reports, but
now, biologists. say that it was
most likely a fin whale (also called
a finback or razorback).
The fin whale is the second
largest whale, reaching lengths of
88 feet and weights in. excess of
76 tons.


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National Estuarine Research Reserve, featuring a vertebra, par-
tial rib, partial skull, and partial lower right jaw of a whale.


Election Supervisors
Scholarship Offered
Cora Sue Robinson, Gulf
County' Supervisor of Elections,
has announced 'that the Florida
. State Association of Supervisors
of Elections will award two $500
scholarships at their summer
conference in June this year.
To be eligible for the FSASE
Scholarship, the student must be
either a political science/public
administration or journalism/*
mass communication major. The
student must be enrolled or
accepted as a full-time student in
S a. senior college or university in
Florida. No postgraduate or sec-
ond degree students are eligible.
Applications must be turned in to
the elections office by March 15.
To find out more about the
scholarships and additional eligi-
bility requirements, interested
students can call the Gulf County
Elections Office at 229-6117, 639-
5069 or come by the office located
S in room 122 of the Gulf County
Courthouse.

WIG Board Of
Directors Meeting
The Washington Improvement
Board of Directors will be meeting
on Thursday, March 2, at 7:00
p.m. at the Teen Center in Port St.
S, Joe.
The Fund-Raising and
Development Board will meet on
Thursday, March 2, at 6:00 p.m.
: at the Teen Center in Port St. Joe.


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Torien Turns 3!
Torien Thomas will be three
years old, on Friday, February, 25.
He will celebrate his birthday in
Panama City at Quality Learning
S;',School with friends and family.
Torien is the son of Kendra
Shackleford and Michael Thomas,
the grandson of Deborah Best and
Mary Thomas, and the great
grandson of Maddie and George
Thomas arid Gladys Green.
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Friends and family members
of Keith Creafner, 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).


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 Ballard, 229-6154, Stacy
Neal, 227-9655, or Inell
Stutzman,. 229-8403.


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A graduate of the Live
Chiropractic College in Atlanta,
Georgia, Dr. Stallings has
accepted an invitation, along with
several providers from all over the
country, to study the various
aspects ofalternative medicine for
a period of two; weeks .at the
Guanazhou University in the
Peoples Republic of China.
The science of alternative
medicine has shown to be very
effective not.-only for pain relief,
but for-weight loss and managing
addiction.
Along with .the clinic at the
Gulf Pines Hospital, Dr. Stallings
also provides his chiropractic and
physical reiab' 'services at
Parkway Chiropractic Clinic in
Callaway and at Cypress Medical
Clinic in Wewvahitchka. .

Senior Citizens
Hold Yard Sale
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be holding a yard
sale on Saturday, March 18, from'
8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at the
Port St. Joe Senior Center next to
the Library.
Donations are needed to help
the seniors raise funds to help pay
Ior emergency needs such as
meals, wheelchair ramps, materi-
als, medicines and essential
items. Please call 229-8466 if you
have a donation to make. No
clothes please.
The public may rent a table
for $10 for the day. Call 229-8466
to reserve a table. The vendor will
be responsible for-sales, setting
up and removing goods. All tables
must be covered.

AKC All Breed
Dog Show Feb. 29,
The Greater Panama City Dog
Fancier's Association would -like
to invite the public to its annual
AKC Dog- Show; The show will be
held at the 'Bay County Fair-
grounds, located at 2236 East
15th Street in Panama City, on
Tuesday, February 29, and
Wednesday, March 1.
The show times will be frop
8:00 a.m. until .6:30' p.m. There
will also be an AKC match, which
will be open to all AKC registered
dogs on Tuesday, February 29,
only... :.
Registration for the match will
be taking place all day at the show
.d-til 6:00 p.m. All dogs must be
on a'lead. For more information.
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and Jimmie Peterson, is celebrat-
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Wednesday, February 23rd.
Jordan, will be celebrating with
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Annual Soul Food Festival;


WIG Honors Nathan Peters


The North Port St. Joe Annual
Soul Food Festival was held on
Saturday, February 21st at the
Washington Improvement Group
Teen Center. The guest speaker
for the event was the Reverend


, Gulf Completes
Strategic Plan
For RCAP
Designation
Gulf County is in the process
of getting Rural Community
Advancement Program (RCAP)
designation, according to Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Diane Scholz.
For the past several months,
a steering committee comprised of
local business and. community
.leaders and citizens groups has
been developing a. strategic" plan
to make application for the feder-
al U. S; Department of Agricul-
ture (USDA). designation.
The Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce has sponsored the
project .and is submitting the
RCAP strategic plan on behalf of
Gulf County.
Scholz said the designation is
good for up to 15 to 30. points on
low interest loans or grant appli-
cations that are processed .by the
USDA.
USDA officials have indicated
that Gulf is in the process of being
approved for the designation. Gulf
will be :the- third county in, the
state of Florida to receive this
USDA status. ,
Scholz said a new steering,
committee will have to be named
to monitor the. implementation of
the RCAP designation.




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Closed Mond
Open Wed. & Thi
Fri., Sat., & Sun.


Freddie Jackson from Tallahas-
see. Angelica Driesbach recited a
poem and Kera Coachman deliv-
ered a dramatic rendition of "Ain't
I A Woman?" by Sojourner Truth,
originally delivered in 1851 at the
Women's Convention, Akron,
Ohio.
The feast, included: pig feet,
rice, butterbeans, greens, chick-
en, macaroni and cheese, peas,
ribs, neck bones, salads, green
beans, cornbread, crackling
bread and desserts. Truly a Soul
Food Festival.,
Thank you to all the commu-
nity members that cooked these
delicious dishes.
Marsha Harpool, WIG
Executive Director, and Clarence
Monette of the Association of
Community Action, presented
awards.
Victory Temple First Born
was presented the "Most Money
Raised and Greatest Attendance
Award" for participation in the
community Old Fashion
Convention.
Commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr. was presented the award for
the Washington Improvement
Group Second Annual Com-
munity Achievement Award. He
was selected from a group of three
nominees, which also included
Thadus'Russ and Ruth Phillips.
The Achievement Award Jis
given 'to an individual who had
demonstrated outstanding com-
mitment to the mission of WIG,,
and has gone beyond the call'of-
duty to provide leadership to WIG .
and the North Port St. Joe com- :
munity.
Mr. Peters was instrumental
in securing funds from Gulf
County to help renovate the WIG
Teen Center and office building


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before he became a Washington It: -a
Improvement Group Board
Member in 1998. His dedication
and attention to financial details
has resulted in profitable returns
on WIG's investments for the "
Community Capital Challenge
Fund, the organization's perma-
nent endowment account.. -W,
SHe initiated the WIG
Sponsorship program, which con-
sists of raising money in the corn-
munity to assist with WIG pro-
gramming, and single-handedly .
took on the renovation of .the gym
project. His walking trail is high-
lighted by commemorating
African-American 'achievers.
Nathan.Peters, Jr. is appreci-
ated by all for his initiative in hav-
ing a park constructed, in North
Port St. Joe, which provides
recreational activities fr the Nathan Peters, Jr. receives award i
whole community.


Gulf Students Make

Honors Lists at GCCC


Placement on Gulf Coast"
Community College's President's
Honor List is awarded for the fall
and spring terms to full-time stu-
dents enrolled for 12 or more col-
lege credit hours who earn a
grade' point average of 3.90 to
4.00.
Those students from Gulf
County who have attained this
achievement for the fall 1999
semester are:
Sharon M. Adams, Larry M.
Boatright, James C. Brownell,
James. C. Cox, Trent T. Davis,
Jesse .C. Eubanks, Jr., Jerry L.
Gilbert, David H. Haddock,,
Charles H. Ingrami, and Mose
John.
Ray 0. Likely, Lisa M. Litton,
Shelley R. Oliver, Stephanie L.
Parker, Eddie L. Peak, Larry W.
Peters, Paul H. Pierce, Karl S.
Price, David S. Pridgeon,. Jose
Salas-Vernis, Robert Wahl, and.
Jennifer Williams.
Naming of the Dean's List is
awarded to full-time students
enrolled for 12 or more college
credit hours who earn 'a grade
point average of 3.70 to 3.89.
John E. Reeves from Gulf
County attained this achievement
forithe 1999'fall' ;eriester.
GCCC's Honor's List i'i
awarded to full-time students
enrolled for 12 or .more college
credit hours who earn .a grade
point average of 3.00 to 3.69, and
to part-time students enrolled for
six to 11 college credit hours who'
earn a grade point average of 3.00
and above.
The students from Gulf
County who have attained this
achievement are:

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. pn-
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 Blomuntstown.


Janice A. Adkison, Stephen J.
Adkison, Charles L. Aham, Candy
Ash, Anita R. Askew, Melissa J.
Askew, Amanda F. Atchison,
Holly M. Atkins, James 0. Babb,
Jr., James L. Bateman, Edwin F.
Baxley, Joyce M. Baxley, Christa
W. Beasley, Judith A. Birming-
ham, Henry L. Bozeman,
Christopher S. Brant.
Melanie. G. Breman, Bonnie
A. Brown, Rita F; Brownell, Tracy
G. Browning, Russell L. Burch,
Ronald, J. Bordelon, Aubrey P.
Butler, Larry E. Byrd, Jimmy A.
Cannon, Terry L. Carr, Tamara M.
Cassani, Belinda L. Cassidy,
Christopher D. Colvin, Audrey G.
Cook, James P. Cooley, Louis A.
Cordova, Otis Davis, Richard G.
Davis, Rita A. Dietz.
Christina F. Dossett, Frank E.
Dykes, Dana M. Earley, Lori E.
Enfinger, Jackie E. Evans, Sonia
E. Farmer, William K. Ford,
Deborah J. Garland, Jason G.
Godwin, Donald W. Guillot, Sonjia
:D. Hall, Jennifer-Hanlon, James
M. Heinemann, Sharon E.
Hoffman, Randall R. Holden,
David A. Hysmith.
Johnny. L. Jackson, Ralph W.
Jiameirsn, Susan R. Jecha, Rikki
eigh 'K." Jo6hisoni, Cassandra L.
Jones, Loyall.L Jones, Brandie M.
Kemp, Mary J. King, Tina T.
Klope, Ralph H. Knight, Lenka
Kucerova; Constance S. Lamboy,
Angela M. Lamm, Kevin R. Lamm,
Adam S. Lassiter, Elizabeth M.
Lee, 'David J Lewis.
Freddie R. Lewis, Everette R.
Maiden, Harold L. Mathes, Sarah
A. Mathes; Carl S. McClamma,
Versa F. McCloud, Rachel L.
McCroan, William F. McKelthen.
Heather M. 'Monroe, Ataliba
Monteiro, Ann B. Morris, Laura R.
Murphy, Rebecca A. Newsome.
Donald Nickson, Chris J. Nixon,
Jeremy J. Nunnery.
Andrew S. O'Barr, John W.
Owens, Betty J. Pate. James S.
Pate, Pamela M. Perrin, Robert C.
Petus. Marco L. Phelps, Arnie B.
Phillips, Willard B. Price.. Joe M.
Purswell. Beverly Quinn, Jennifer
K., Richter, *LJoy L. Ringsred.
James E. Rish. Gary A. Roberts,
Danlelle C. Ross, Kellie'A. Saleh.
Christy R. Smith, John W.
Smith, Justin E. Smith, Amy' St.'
Clair, Tommy L. Stein, James L.
Stephens, Eric V. Stewart, Jackie
D. Strader, Robert G., Stucki,
Joshua S. Taunton, Larry C.
Teeter, Krystal K. Tharpe, Sheila
K. Toole, John R. Tuttle, Joshua
VanLandeghem.
Jason B. Ward, Deanna M.
Watson, Cory M. Webb, Cynthia


rom Marsha Harpool, WIG Director.

M. Weeks, Angela D. Wells,
Tammv M. Wells. Adrian L. West.
Casey O. White. Pamela R. Wilder,
Case J. Williams, Timaothy' S.
Wood, Bonnie L. ,Young, Mack
Young, Jr., and Tony R. Yowell, Jr.


St. Joe Company.
Declares Annual
Dividend
The board of dire tors of The
St. Joe Company announced
February 22nd that the company
has declared an annual cash divi-
dend of $.08 per share on its com-
mon stock, payable on March 31,
to shareholders of record at the
close of business on March 17.
The St. Joe Company, a pub-
licly held. company based in
Jacksonville, is Florida's largest
real estate operating company. It
is engaged in community, com-
mercial, industrial, hospitality,,
leisure, and resort development,
along with residential and com-
mercia] real estate services. The
company also has significant
interests in timber.
More information about St.
Joe can be found at their web site
at http://www.joe.com.

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C LowEnorcemntAcivities 0 1


(Sheriff's Beat)

IT'S NOT COOL TO SNIFF & SNORT
On Thursday, February 17th,
Gulf County Sheriffs. Office
Sergeant Mark' Cutler was ,dis-
patched to Beacon Hill In refer-
ence to a man who was rep6rted-
ly inhaling freon from an air con-
ditioner.
Upon his arrival at the scene,
several people there related' to the
officer how they had already
revived the,suspect twice, ,.
After being checked out by
the ambulance. Wilton Glenn
Kent, 46. of Mexico Beach. was
arrested for inhalation of danger-
ous chemicals.
WORKING Too CLOSE To TROUBLE
The GCSO received informa-
tion on Thursday. February 17th,
S that Stefon Sims. of Port St. Joe.',
was working at a business in Bay
County. Sims had outstanding
warrants in Gulf County; for
aggravated battery and violation
of conditional., release from prison.
Sims. 37. was arrested by Bay
County' Sherifrs Office represen-
tatives and sent to the Gulf
County Jail. : .. '"
RUNNING FOR THE CELL
Shortly after 11:00 .p.mv:.. on
Friday. February 18th, Deputy
Chris Buchanan stopped a vehicle
for running' a stop sign at the
i-tersection of Long Avenue and-
Highway 71.,
SWhile speaking with the dri-
'ter, Steven Fleischmann, 20;' df
Port St. Joe, the deputy learned',
that he did not have a valid dri-
S: her's license. TT-e was arrested 'and
transported to the Gulf County'
Jail.
When Buchanan was getting
the suspect out of his patrol car,
he noticed several marijuana
leaves on the seat. Fleischmann
was allegedly string to hide the
S- substance behind the seat in the
patrol car.
He was then booked for pos-
session of marijuana and no valid
driver's license.
ON ALERT FOR ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE
On Saturday. February 19th.
Deputy Richard Burkett stopped
a vehicle driven by Clarence
Layfield for speeding on St. Joe
Beach.
Deputy Burkett walked his
canine around the .'ehcle,.and the
dog alerted for the presence oV
illegal drugs. A search of the vehi"-
cle led to the discovery of man-
juana and suspected hashish.
Layfield, 39. of White City,
was charged with possession of a
controlled substance and trans-
ported to the Gull County Jail.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL .
Tuesday. February 15th-
Aaron Toucliet. 23. W/M, of Port
St. Joe. violation of probation (re:
possession of a controlled sub-
stance). and Claude Thomas. 24.
B/M. of Port St. Joe' violation of:
probation (re: lewd and lascivious
acts). .
Wednesday. February 16th-
Bobby Brown. 46. B/M,. of
Apalachicola. failure to appear
(re: possession of cocaine).


Thursday. February 17th--
John Hudson, 29, W/M, of Port
St. Joe, violatioh,of probation (re:
purchase of cocaine); and
Christopher Rhames 9, W/Mi. of
Wewahltchka,., principal to -bur-
glary. -
Friday, February 18th-
Shayla Gay, 19. W/F. of Port St.
Joe. violation of probation (re:
burglary).
Saturday. February 19th-'
Sherry Moses, 32. W/F. of
Wewahitchka. failure to appear
(re: worthless checks).
Monday, February 21st-
David Joyner. 43, W/M. of Port
St. Joe. failure to appear Ire: dri-
'ving while license suspended or
revoked): Jerry Watts. 42. B/M. of
Port St. Joe. violation of probation
(re: driving under the influence -
Bay County): Marcus May. 32.
W/M. of Eastpoint. failure to
appear (re: attaching a tag not
assigned); and Fleeca Lancaster.
44, W/F. of Port St. Joe. failure to
pay fine (re; driving while license
suspended or revoked).


(PSJPD Report)

SOMETHING' SMELLED FUNNY
Patricia G. Hanible, 48, of
Wewahitchka. was arrested on
Friday, February 18th, at a'pprox-
imately 9:55 p.m. by Port St. Joe
Police Department OfficerRiRussell
Burch for driving under the influ-
ence.
While, on patrol, the officer
observed the.vehicle that Hanible
was, operating traveling south on
Long Avenue inan erratic manner ,
and initiated a traffic stop. Upon
making contact with Hanible.
Burch detected a strong odor of
an alcoholic beverage" coming
from her person.
Through further investigation
Officer Burch was able to deter-
mine that Hanible was under the
influence of alcohol while driving.
A legal test to determine the
alcohol content of her breath was
performed with the results 'of .108 ,,
and .102. She was transported to
the Gulf County Jail without inci-
dent to await first appearance.
DON'T WALK IN THESE SHOES!
Branden J. Lukonen, 21. of
St. Joe Beach, was arrested just
before midnight on February 18th
by Officer Glen Noms for posses-
sion of cannabis. less than 20
.. grar s. -.,.. ,
While assisting Deputy Chns .
Buchanan with a traffic stop. the0
officer investigated (after receiving '
Information from the deputy that;
there may be drugs in the vehi-
cle). and was given a small clear
plastic bag containing plant-like
material by the driver.
Lukonen had allegedly con-
cealed the contraband in his right
shoe. The plant-like material was,
determined to be cannabis and
Luko'nen was placed under arrest
and transported to the Gulfl'
County Jail without incident.
RIGHT-OF-WAY-THE WRONG WAY i
Fleeca L. Lancaster, 44, of,
Port St Joe. was arrested by
Sergeant Troy Simmons in the
wee hours of the morning on
Sunday. February 20th. for con-
sumpoon of alcoholic beverages)


on city right-of-way.
While on patrol. Sergeant
Simmons observed Lancaster in
possession of an open bottle of
beer. Lancaster was placed under
arrest and transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first appear-
ance.
ARE You TRAVELING' ON
A 3-WHEELER?
.. A heavy duty truck ure and
rim were recently found in the
area of Highway 98 and Dupont
Dnve in Port St. Joe. The tire and
rim were turned into the Port St.
Joe Police Department.
Anyone having claim to this
property can contact PSJPD
Sergeant Terry Can- at 229-8265.


M.B.D.P.S. Log]

ACTIVITY REPORT FOR,
FEBRUARY 14TH TO 20TH
During the above-referenced
time period, the Mexico Beach
\Police Department answered 35,
. calls for service, and investigated'
no burglaries, assaults, or thefts.
During the same time frame,
the department's officers were not
called upon to investigate a traffic
crash. One traffic warning and
one traffic citation was issued. i
Fortunately, it was not neces-
sary to make any arrests in the
Mexico Beach community.
ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS
If you have any information
regarding the following two cases
currently being investigated.
please contact the MBPD at 648-
4790:
'burglary at Cathev's
Hardware. located on Highway
98, on January 23rd at approxi-
mately 5 a.m. (CT); and
*burglaries of conveyances.
(vehicles) at Hidden Lagoon Bar,
located on 38th Street, on
,January 23rd between the hours,
of 9 and 12 p.m.





Lucille Holley
Lucille Holley. a 19-year resi-
dent of Mexico Beach. died in Gulfl
Pines Hospital In Port St. Joe on
Sunday morning. February 20th.
She is survived by a sister,
Eunice-Meeks of-North Syracu'se;
New York; two daughters and
sons-in-law. Kandace and Bruce .
Smith of Wewahitchka. and Karen
and Thomas Taylor of Portland,
Oregon; one daughter, Carol
Lewis of Los Angeles. California:
four grandchildren, David Lewis,
Randall Lewis. Ann-Marie Haun
and Holly Rennert.
Lucille was a member of the
Mexico Beach United Methodist
Church, sang in the choir, and
enjoyed playing the piano in the
local.nursing homes. She greatly
loved the Lord and now resides
with Him in heaven.
A memorial service will be
held at 10:00 a.m.. CT.
Wednesday. February 23, at the
United Methodist Church in
Mexico Beach. with the Reverend
Ted Lovelace and the Reverend
Bruce Smith officiating.
All arrangements were han-
dled by Comforter Funeral Home.-


A. C. Pitts
A, C, PItts. 77, of
Wewahitchka.- passed away
Saturday. February 19 at his
home. A native of Bay County. he
has., .been a :resident .of .
Wewahitchka since 1942 and,was
retired as a heavy equipment
operator. ; *
SMr. Pitts. was preceded in
death, by a son, James Pitts.
Survivors include his wife. Viola
Pitts of Wewahitchka; his chil-
dren, Donald Pitts and wife Ruby.
Joyce Melvin and husband'
Charlie. Linda Adkins and hus-
band L.E.. Margaret Culpan and,
husband Raymond., 'Sue Gaskin'
and husband Joel, and W..C. Pitts'
and wife Valerie;. all of'
Wewahitchka: daughter-in-law'
Lenora of Tallahassee; 20 grand-"
children; ad 20 great-grandchil-
dren.
. Funeral services were held at


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being responsive to all inquiries,
issues, and problems regarding
,our schools." said Norton.
Mrs. Norton states she has
endeavored to do this, and wel-
comes input from interested citi-
zens of Gulf 'County.

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without disruption or loss of per-
sonnel caused by the non-pay-
ment of taxes by Florida Coast
Paper Company:;
total refurbishingof Port St.
Joe Elementary School;
the separation of Port St.
Joe High School and Middle
School;
expansion of technology
training for students and teach-
ers-Gulf now has at least one
computer lab in all schools in the
county, and every classroom has
at least one computer:
student achievement has
improved as evidenced by the
higher scores at all levels:
a instrumental in getting a
field house built with restroom
facilities for the track teams, and
lights for the girls' softball field.
Mrs. Norton contributed finan-
cially from her school board
salary to both of these worthwhile
projects. and she pledges to con-
tinue to make financial contribu-
tions to school projects in need of
assistance in the future: and
the Gulf County school sys-
tem has gotten over three million
dollars migrants and entitlements
in the last four years.
Mrs. Norton feels her educa-
'ion and diverse experiences as
an educator have enabled her to
be a more effective school board
member.
Having earned a Bachelor of
Science degree from Peabody
College of Vanderbilt University
and a Master's Degree in adminis-
tration and adult education, plus
many additional graduate hours
from Florida State University
enabled her to successfully teach
in elementary, secondary and
adult schools. for over 30 years.
She points out as one of her
most outstanding accomplish-
ments, the starting of the Port St.
Joe High School Alternative
School that served the entire -
county. '
Nortori is a Florida School
Board Association certified board
member with over 200 points in
boardsmanship. Each point rep-
resents an hour of training and
written report on it. She feels that
her education and varied and
unique experience provides
insight to deal with the many
problems the school board faces.
Caroline is married to Charles
Norton, and they have three sons.
Lt. Colonel Bill. Joe. and Jim
Norton All received their pre-col-
lege education in Port ,St. Joe's
public schools. Mr. and Mrs.
Norton are members of the First
Methodist Church in Port St. Joe.
During the many years that:
the candidate has lived in Port St.
Joe, she has been active in civic.
patriotic, church. athletic, and:
educational groups and organiza-
lions. This. she feels, demon-
strates her strong beliefs in patri-
otism, public service, and educa-
tion.
S"We must have qualified lead-
ers in order to make critical deci-
sions regarding future education
for our students. School Board
members must be able and willing
to devote unlimited time to this
very important office. as welltas'


11:00 a.m., CT. on Monday,
February 21. at Glad Tidings'.
Assembly of God Church. con-
ducted by the Reverend William
Earl Sewell. Interment followed in
Roberts Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home. Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2000


Sea Turtles' Nests Survive Last Year's Beach Erosion


According to Gulf County
Turtle Patrol figures, the sea tur-
tle population in southern Gulf
County and western Bay County
survived beach erosion caused by
storms that plagued the rest of

Gulf Rifle Club
Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly PPC and FPOA bulls-
eye matches on Saturday morn-
ing, February 26th,. starting at
9:30. These matches are
restricted to center-fire caliber
handguns. All handgun shooters
are invited to shoot in these
matches.
The PPC match will start at
9:30 and consists of a total of 60
shots fired at distances of seven,
25, and 50 yards at a man size sil- '
houette target. A holster and three
speed loaders or four magazines
are needed for the match.
The bullseye match will follow
and consists of 60 shots also. The,
match is divided into three stages
of firing with 20 shots fired' inl
each stage of slow fire, timed fire
and rapid fire. Any type of sight is
allowed and no extra speed load-.
ers or magazines are needed for
this match.
Last Saturday,' Febru'ary'
19th, the club held its monthly
.22 rimfire rifle benchrest.
'matches. Four separate matches
were shot. Despite the windy con-
ditions some very fine scores were
shot and the difference between
first and fifth place was 10 points.
or less in most of the matches.
The ARA (American Rimfire
Association) match had eight
entries and was won by Wayne
Frasure with a fine score of 1760.
John Fadio was second with 1450
.and John Dady was third with
1420. This match has a possible
score of 2500.
The sporter IR 50/50 match
had-seven shooters and was won
by Frasure with a score of 219-1x.
Charles Borders was second with
217-2x and Fadio was third with
214-Ix. The IR 50/50 matches
have possible score of 250 points.
The 10.5 lb. class IR 50/50
match had nine shooters arid was'
won by Borders with a score of
230-3x. Fadio was a close second
with 230-2x and ,Frasure was
third with 229-lx.., ... .
: The 13.5 Ib class IR 50/50
match also had nine entries and
was won by Fadio with a score of
229-3x. Tommy Wood was second
with a 228-4x and John Dady was
.third with 223-2x.


the Gulf Coast and Atlantic
Seaboard this past year.
Sea turtle patrol volunteers
worked diligently each day on the.
beaches from Indian Pass/Cape
San Blas Eglin Air Force Base
site,* St. Joseph Peninsula from
the Eglin AFB site to the state
park boundary, and from Palm
Point to the Tyndall Air Force
Base boundary surveying for nest
sites of female turtles who ambled
to shore to lay their eggs.
Even though the patrol mem-
bers do relocate nests which may
be in danger of being washed
away or drowned, sometimes
Mother Nature still takes her toll.
But fortunately, this past season
was a good one!
The old tale goes "If a
mother turtle lays her eggs on
high ground, then there will be a
severe storm In the area!" Well.
many of the season's females laid
high-some.,trying to crawl up
and over the dunes on the penin-
sula, and one actually laying hers
on the back side of a 12 foot high
dune.
S ,All but a few of the hatchlings
moved In the moonlight-bathed
dune faces, and went over the
dune to the water, where were no
other lights to distract. Even the
ones that went backward, fol-
lowed a path shown by moonlight
and ended up near the roadway
and probably became food in the
chain of life.
Soon sea turtles-mostly log-
gerheads. a few greens, and possi-
bly a leatherback-will venture
closer to shore as the waters
become warmer in the area. They
will be ready to lay their eggs on
Gulf and Bay County shores.
The following statistics show
the total number of eggs laid. total
hatchlings alive, including live in
the nest and live pipped. during
the past season. Please note that
dead, dead pipped, and
unhatched eggs are not counted
in the total hatchlings. but are
included in the total eggs.


PATROL
LOCATION
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St. Joe Beach .
Mexico Beach
Indian Pass/Cape San Blas

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TOTAL
NESTS
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I would like to take this
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Hatchlings affected by light-
ing problems (i.e., outside lights,
streets lights, or some inside
lights) totaled: St. Joseph
Peninsula 600; St. Joe Beach 35;


TOTAL
EGGS
17,676
1,187
1,152
6,022


Mexico Beach 303; and Indian
Pass/Cape San Bias 38.
The Gulf County Turtle Patrol
would like to thank everyone for
their care and watchful eye over


HACHLN FALSE LOSTS S A sea turtle makes her way back
12,848 192 10 to the gulf after laying her eggs.
788 17 0 "
835 27 .1
4,718 50 5


Port St. Joe kriow about the hon-
esty of the employees of


Wewahitchka State Bank.
On Friday, February 18,1 I had
occasion to retrieve some legal.
A papers from my security box at-
,,A ,this;, bank, .j Pg,,,,oq jSome Occaa
sins, keep an amount of money
in" the box .for some emergency
Expenses.
I inadvertently left the money
in an unmarked envelope on the
counter when t was putting other
.' papers back in the box and left it
there unbeknown to me.
The tellers at the bank traced'
me through my having been in the
( bank box that day and called to
tell me they had found it and
would hold it for me until I came
to claim it.
So, I certainly commend them.
with heartfelt thanks. '
Myron C. Gilbert


the sea turtle nests. You have
helped them protect, watch over,
and share in that special feeling of,
joy when the turtles' tracks are in
the sand showing that they went.


into the water; or you were there
in person to witness that miracle
of life. It's a satisfying feeling!
They appreciate and thank,
everyone for all the help offered,
when they needed a phone to use
(if the patrol vehicle broke down),
when you offered a cool drink, for
your donations for gasoline, or.,
stakes, wire, and tape for marking,
the nests.
The Gulf County Turtle Patrol
says "thanks again" and they look
forward to seeing everyone again.
in 2000!



The Gulf County Board of County'"
Commissioners is seeking an individual,
to fill a full-time Mechanic position. The
following qualifications are desired for
this position:
On-board diagnostics.
Specialized electronics
R- 134 air conditioning refrigerant'
training
R- 12 refrigerant recovery & recycling
training .
Competence in engine repair
Fuel llnjection system competence'
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Diesel mechanic
'Heavy equipment repair (idlers,
sprockets, final drives, etc.)
Air brakes
Automatic transmission
Small engine repair
Welding/cutting abilities
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Friday, March 3, 2000. If you have any,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2000 PAGE 9A


Baseball Season Is Now Underway


PORT ST. JOE 5, WAKULLA 12 out one Bulldog batter in his one
THURSDAY, rFEBRUARY 17TH inning of relief.
-The Port St. Joe Sharks Matt Caswell went three for
opened the 2000 regular season four with three RBI to lead Port St.
with a 12-5 loss to Wakulla Joe at the plate. Adam Hamm was
Thursday night. The Sharks were two. for four with a single and a
tied with Wakulla 5-5 going into double, Bryce Thomas went two
the top of the fourth inning, when for four with two singles, Jacob
Wakulla scored two runs to take Tankersley had a triple and three
the lead for good. Wakulla added RBI, Lowrey had an RBI single,
five more runs in the top of the and Ryan Stephens added a sin-
seventh inning. gle for the Sharks.
Ryan Stephens (0-1) allowed PSJ I0 3 1 2 1 0--8 9 5
seven earned runs on seven hits MHS 1 0 1111 -
and five walks to pick up the loss MHS 1 0 4 5 x--1113 0
on the mound for the Sharks.
Stephens struck-out eight batters PORT ST. JOE 10, BAY HIGH 0
irr his six innings on the mound. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19T7H
A#um Hamm,"gave up two earned The Sharks picked up their
runs on two hits, one walk, and first regular season win Saturday
struck-out one batter in his one afternoon with a 10-0 victory over
inning of relief. Bay High in a run-rule shortened
Matt Caswell went two for game. The Sharks took a 4-0 lead
three with two singles and an RBI into the bottom of the fourth
to led Port St. Joe offensively. inning where they added five more
Bryce Thomas had a single and runs to take a 9-0 lead. Port St.
two RBI, and Koran Peters added Joe added one run in the sixth to
a single for the Sharks. put the ten run-rule in effect.
i ............... Adam Hamm (1-0) tossed a
% WHS 4 1 0 2 0 0 5 -12 4 2 two-hit shut-out over six innings
P 4 1, 000 0--5 4 4 A to pick up the win for the Sharks
PSJ -2). Hamm struck-out four Tor-
PORT ST. JOE NA nado batters and walked three.
FRIDAYT ST. JOE 8 MARIANA 11 Four Port St. Joe players each
SFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH collected one hit. Jacob Tankers-
The Sharks dropped to 0-2 on ley had ,a triple and four RBI,
the season with Friday night's 11- Bryce Thomas had a single and
8 loss to Marianna. Port" St. Joe three RBI,. Ryan Stephens had a
led 7-2 going into, the bottom of double and an RBI. and Steve
the fifth inning,, but the Bulldogs Lowrey added a single for the
scored four runs to pull within Sharks.
one run (7-6). The Sharks added .........
their final run of the game: in the BHS O00 00O0 ,-- 0 2 1
top of the sixth to taken 8-6 PSJ 1 1 2 5 0'1 "10 4, 1
lead, ,but Marianna again bounced', .
back this time scoring five runs WEWAHITCHKA 5, APALACHICOLA 6
fo6i the victory..",
^^ I I I J THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH
Brad Knox (0-1) gave up nine THURSDAY FEBRUARY 17TH
runs, only four earned, on 12 hits The Wewahitchka Gators
and three walks to record the loss opened up the regular season
oht the mound for the Sharks. Thursday night with a 6-5 loss to
Knox struck-out five batters in his -Apalachicola. The Gators led 5-3
five innings on the mound. Steve :going into the bottom of the sixth
Lowrey allowed two earned runs inning, in which Apalachicola
oh one hit, one walk, and struck- scored three runs to take the lead


High School Softball



Begins This Week


The Port St. Joe Lady, Sharks
and the Wewahitchka Lady Gators
get the 2000 season on the way
this week. The Lady Sharks will
lav Saturday in the Altha Tour-
ament, playing Snelas "at''ll'":6"
ET and Altha at 1:00 ET. The first
home game for Port St. Joe will be
Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 ET
*against Cottondale.
The Lady Gators open up
Thursday afternoon against
Carrabelle at .4:00 CT in
Wewahitchka. The Gators will also
host Blountstown at 4:00 CT on
Tuesday.
Port St. Joe returns eight'
starters off last year's 22-8 squad
that lost to Freeport in the region-
al-semifinals. The four seniors on
this year's team are: Julie Lan-
fprd, P-SS; Megan Johnson, utili-
ty; Neikole Royster, infielder; and
Candice Keiiedy. outfielder.
The Lady Sharks will play a
25 game schedule this season,
including three tournaments: the
Altha Tournament. North Florida
Classic, and the Choctaw Tourna-
ment in Fort Walton Beach. Port
'St. Joe will be competing in Dis-
trict 3-2A with Liberty County,
Blountstown, Apalachicola. and
Sneads. '
"We will be a little inexperi-
enced at the start of the season,
but we have 12 players on the var-
sity squad with good attitudes,"


said head coach Jim Belin. "This
is the hardest working group of
young ladies as a whole that I
S; have ever had.", ., ;
('4..... "QyOverall-onoffense we will be !
strong, and our pitching depth is
better than in the past. We've
moved some people around on
defense, and they will have to
adapt to their new positions. We
probably start out slower this year
than in the past, but should be
better at peaking late in the sea-
son," concluded Belin.
The Lady Gators return seven
starters off last season's 14-13
team that lost to Jay in the
regional-semifinals. Short-stop
Kristen Jones, catcher Krystal
Hendricks,' first basemen Christy'
Ward, and freshman pitcher
Judith Husband will anchor the ,
Lady Gators this season.'
Wewahitchka will play a 20-
plus game schedule this season.
and will play in the North Flonda
Classic. The Lady Gators will be
competing in District 2-A against
Altha, Chattahoochee, Grand
Ridge, FAMU, Malone, and R. F.,
Munroe.
,' "We are ready to get the sea-
son started." said head 'coach
Charles Fortner., "Our young
ladies are tir-ed of practicing and
ready: to start ,playing some
games."


ON THE DIAMONDS .
Thurs., Feb. 24 @ 4:00 CT .................. WH5 Varsity Girls host Carrabelle
Fri., Feb. 25 @ 3:30/6:00 CT . . . Wh5 JV/V Boys host Carrabelle
Fri., Feb. 25 @ 5:00/7:00 ET . . P5JH5 JV/V Boys at Apalachicola
5at., Feb. 26 @ 11:00 ET . ... P5JM5 Varsity Girls at Altha Shootout
5at., Feb. 26 @ 1:00/5:30.ET ....... P5JMS JVN Boys at Florida High
Tues., Feb. 28 @ 4:00 ET: ..... . P5JH5 Varsity Girls host Cottondale
Mon., Feb. 28 @ 4:00/6:00 ET. ...... P5JM5 7th/8th Grade Boys at Apalachicola
Mon., Feb. 28 @ 5:30/6:00 CT .................. WIS JV/V Boys host S5neads
Tues., Feb. 29 @ 4:00 CT ... . . W5 Varsity Girls host Blountstown
Tues., Feb. 29 @ 5:00/7:00 ET ..... .... PJ5 JV/V Boys host Wewahltchka
Thurs., March 2 @ 3:30 CT ........ ... WMHS Junior Varsity Boys at Sneads
Thurs., March 2 @ 5:00 CT ......... .. WHS Varsity Girls.at Blountstown
Thurs., March 2 @ 6:00 CT .... WH5 Varsity Boys host Grand Ridge
Thurs.; March 2 @ 5:00 ET ...... PSJM5 Varsity Boys at Bay High
Fri., March 5 @ 5:00/7:00 ET .. ,.. PSJIS JVN Boys at Liberty County
Fri., March 5 @ 5:00 CT .... . . . .. W 5 Varsity Girls at Carrabelle
Sat., March 4 @ TBA P5J Varsity Girls at North Florida Classic (Panama City)
5at., March 4 @ TBA ... .. . W5IS Varsity Girls at Mosley Tourney (PC)
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for good.
Sophomore Wesley Colvin (0-
1) allowed four earned .runs on
nine hits, three walks, and
struck-out one batter in his five
and one-third innings on the
mound for the Gators. Freshman
Jonathan Thomas gave up two
hits in his two-thirds of an inning
of relief.
"Wesley and Jonathan threw
the ball well for' their first taste ofr
varsity baseball," said head coach
Grant Grantham.
Colvin went two for three to
lead the Gators (0-1) at the plate.
Justin Miller arid Josh Mauldin
each went one for three with an
RBI.
"It seems that all our errors
:are coming with two outs, and all
our strike-outs are with people in
scoring position. We will continue
to work in these areas to get bet-
ter," concluded Grartham.
... .... ..... .
WHS 101 102,0- 5 7 3
AHS 101 103 x-6 11 1


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WEWAHITCHKA 13, ALTHA 3
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
Wewahitchka picked up its
first regular season win Tuesday
night with a 13-3 victory over
Altha in five innings. The Gators
took advantage of Altha's seven
errors to score their runs.
Bradley Shavers allowed three
runs on three hits, and struck-out
, .nine batters to record the win for,
the Gators.
Philip Hall led the Gators at

Emerald Coast
FCU Annual Meeting
Emerald Coast Federal Credit
Union will be holding its annual
meeting on Monday. March 6th,
beginning at 7:00 p.m.. ET, in the
Port St. Joe High School gymna-
Ssum.
There will be door prizes, gifts
for each member attending. and
'officers will be elected.


the plate going two for two and
scored four times. Blake Rish
added a single for the Gators only
other hit.

WHS Project
Graduation Events
The WHS Project Graduation
2000 Committee will sponsor a
yard sale on Saturday, March 4,
from 8:00 until 12:00 in the park-
ing lot of Papermakers Federal
Credit Union in Wewahitchka. The
public is invited to drop by and
tale advantage of the bargains.
WHS seniors and their families
are encouraged to help with the
sale and to provide merchandise.
A second fund raiser has also
been planned.: The Project
Graduation- Committee will, be
selling Easter treat baggies. Each
decorative cellophane bag will
contain a Coke and an assortment
of Easter candies and tied with
brightly colored ribbon.' The bag-


gies will be priced at $3 and sold
through the month of April.,
Baggies will be delivered to stu-
dents at Wewahitchka Elemenran
School and Wewahitchka High .
School on April 20.


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'NDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK
PLAYER
FRANK & NINA COCHRAN
MICHAEL HAMMOND
MILLERR AGENCY, INCL. ,
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PREBLE-RISH, INC.
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* RALPH C. ROBERSON, C.P.A.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MARTIN ADKISON KESLEY COLBERT .,ADRIAN GANT i':1-CHARLES GATHERS
EUGENE RAFFIELD RICKTAYLOR G ARY ROSS "

ANNOUNCER$/PRODUCTION.


HOWARD
THE STAR


BUCCANEERS
COACHES:
KEITH JONES
SIDNEY HARRIS
JACK COLLINSWORTF
LEONARD RAY
CURTIS RAY
PLAYERS:
CHANDLER WILLIAM
KEIJUAN SIMS
ASHLEY FENNELL
ASHLYN PARKER
ASHTON LARRY
DANIEL:WELCH
D.J, JONES'
RASHARD ROUSE
QUINTINJENKINS
JESSE SMITH
DARRYL BLACK
ZACHARY NORRIS
JUSTIN DEMAND
SIDNEY HARRIS
KYLE KENNEDY
MICHAEL GRIFFIN
DANIEL GARCIA
STE-PHEN DYKES
JORDAN TODD
TIMOTHY WATFORC
TROY DAVIS
SNOMATT GABLE
E TORAN REGAN


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TEAMS & COACHES

JAGUARS
COACHES:
J. PATRICK FLOYD
ALLEN CQX
H ', .KEN CHAMBERS
JOHN WRIGHT
DAVE DAVIS
MIKE BYRD
\S PLAYERS:
ZACK TARANTINO
;MATTH EW GANNON CH
MIKE QUINN
JAMOND FRAZIER
RASHAWNE THOMAS
RODNEY BEFORE
PATRICK BAILEY
SAM COX
MASON ADKISON
ZEKE STEVENS
JAVON DANIELS
JAVION SIMS
CHAZ BYR'D
MATTHEW WRIGHT
WARREN FLOYD
SCOTT QUI NTANA
LOGAN WILSON, BR
ANDREW CANINGTON
) LANCE WATSON
ZACK SCOGGINS
VICTOR QUINTINILLA
SHANE DUTY
BYRON PETERS
JARED SMITH .


DOLPHINS
COACHES:
FRANK COCHRAN
TONY'CLEMMONS
,FRANK STEWART
PLAYERS:
DAVID WALKER.
CODY SHEARER
RAHEEM CLEMONS
IACOBIE CHAMBERS
RISTOPHERCOCHRAN
ZACHARY LEE
TYRONE DAWSON
PHILIP FUZE
JIMMIE PINA
RAKEEM QUINN
.JOSEY FREEMAN'
RYAN TAYLOR
ALEX VANZANT
JUSTIN PIERCE
JEREMY BAXLEY
CHARLIE PERSALL
SETH-WALDROP
"GRANT GLASS
GREGORY FARMER
RANDON CHEHARDY
MITCHELL BOWERS
JOHN TILLER


NOTICE: The Awards Banquet (Paul Gant BBQ) for the Jaguars and Dolphins teams, the Sponsors, Board
of Directors, and Announcers shall be held on Saturday, March 4, 2000 at 4:00 p.m. at the Centennial Building
in Port St. Joe. All Jaguars, Dolphins, Coaches, Sponsors, Board of Directors, and Announcers will attend
FREE; others will be $5.00 per person. Please attend and bring any remaining equipment to the coaches.


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Host '00 State Tournament


The Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
League will host this.year's 11 &
12 year-olds nine team state tour-
nament at T. L. James Park in
Wewahitchka. The league is still
in the process of planning and


I uarrFinals Semiinal rFinals
Thur., Feb. 24 Tue., Feb. 29 SaL, Ma
S All Renional Games @ 7:30Dm local time (unless noted)


organizing the tournament.
It will cost the league an esti-
mated $12,000 to $14,000 to hold
the tournament. The Tourist
Development Council is looking to
help the Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
. with some of the funds needed.


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Sharks and Gators Advance In

Port St. Joe Hosts Malone; Wewa Travels t


The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
and the Wewahitchka Gators bas-
ketball teams' both advanced to
the Class 2A regional quarterfl-


nals. The Tiger Sharks (29-1),
winner of District 4, will host Mal-
one (25-9), runner-up of District
3, Thursday night at 7:30 ET in


"the Dome." The winner of the
Port St. Joe/Malone game will
face the winner of the Vernon (18-
7)/Pensacola Christian (10-9)


The Port St. Joe cheerleaders and Tiger Sharks gathered for a victory photo following the cham-
pionship game in Blountstown.


Tiger Shar
Port St. Joe 82, Blountstown 46,
The Port St. Joe Tiger.Sharks""
ranked #1 in Class 2A, blew-out'
Blountstown 82-46 in Friday
night's District 4-2A semi-final
game. The Tigers jumped out toa
10-2 lead early in the first quarter,
but the Tiger Sharks closed out
the ,quarter with a 18-0 run to
take a 20-10 lead. Port St. Joe
extended its lead to 48-23 by half-
time, and outscored Blountstown
34-23 in the second half of play.
All 11 players scored at least
one basket for the Tiger Sharks.
Travis Jenkins led all scorers with
a :game-high 16 points. Kedrick
Larry followed with 15, Seneca
Chambers had 12, and Lance
Larry .added 11 points for the
Tiger Sharks (28-1).
SHARKS 20' 28 13 21 82
TIGERS 10 13 8 15 46.
PSJ--Prince Jones 2, Mdsi Quinn,
5, Santiel Chambers 2, Kedrick
Larry 15, Travis Jenkins 16, Dex-'
ter Gant 7, Seneca Chambers 12,
Lance Larry 11, Clay Smallwood
2, Tremaine Lewis 4, and Kyron.
Bailey 4.
BLOUNT.-Reed 5, Register 3,
Mayo 6, McMillan 6, A. Wessel-
,hoeft 4, Holmes 4, Paige 10, P.
Wesselhoeft 6, and Chambers 2.
Port St. Joe 54, Wewahitchka 24
The Tiger Sharks took the
District 4-2A crown Saturday
night in Blountstown with a 30
point (54-24) victory over-county
rival. Wewahitchka. The Gators
hung close through the first quar-
ter only trailing 9-8, but the Tiger
Sharks opened it up in the seS -
ond, outscoring Wewahitchka 20-
3 for a 29-11 lead athalftime. Port
St. Joe also outscored the Gators
25-13 in the, second half of play.
Kedrick Larry led all scorers
with 13 points for Port St. Joe (29-
10).
Derrick Williams led the
Gators (15-14) with 10 points.
GATORS 8 3 9 4 24
SHARKS 9 20 16 9 54
PSJ-Mosi Quinn 4. Kedrick
Larry 13, Travis Jenkins 7. Dexter
Gant 7, Seneca Chambers 4.
Lance Larry 9, Clay Smallwood 4,
Tremaine Lewis 2. and Kyron BaJ-
ley 4.
WEWA- Brandon Jones 8.
Patrick Kerrigan 2. Derrick
Williams 10, Tim Pittman 2. and
John Poe 2.
Wewahitchka 56, Apalachicola 30
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advanced to the District 4-2A
championship game with Friday
night's 56-30 \ictor'y Apalachicola
in the semi-finals.
Derrick Williams led the
Gators (15-13) with 23 points.

Lady Sharks

Lose to Maclay
Port St. Joe 46, Maclay 61
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
ended their 1999-2000 basketball
season Thursday-night with a 61-
46 loss to Maclay in the regional-
quarterfinals. Maclay jumped out.
to a 19-14 lead by the end of the
first quarter, and extended its
lead to 30-22 by halftime. Maclay
also outscored the Lady Sharks
31-24 in the second half of play.'
Tynetta Towner led all scorers
with a game-high 29 points for
Port St. Joe (16-7).
MACLAY 19 11 18 13 61
SHARKS 141 8 13 11 46
PSJ- Bonnie Belin 6, Megan
Johnson 2, Courtney Lenox 5,
Tynetta Towner 29, Neikole Roys-
ter 2, and Sherri Welborn 2. '
MACLAY- Golding 5, Woolsey 23,
Mayo 4, Kendricks 2, Ulrich 16,:
and Gimbel 11.


Brandon Jones added 10 points
for Wewahitchka.
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Wewahitchka's Brandon
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Sharks' 'Lance Larry in the
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Play-Offs

o Grand Ridge

game Tuesday night.
If the Tiger Sharks and Ver-
non win, the game would be at
Vernon at 7:30 CT, and if the
Tiger Sharks and Pensacola
Christian won, the, game would-be
in "the Dome" at 7:30 ET. '
Both Malone and Port St. Joe
were perennial powers in their
respective classes with Malone in
Class A, and Port St. Joe in either
Class 3A or 2A, but now both
teams are in the same class and
region and will battle it out Thurs-
day night to see which team will
advance.
Malone holds the record for
the most consecutive state cham-
pionships won at five in a row,
and Port St. Joe holds the current
streak of four consecutive cham-
pionships won. Malone and Port',
St. Joe sit two and three. behind
Miami Senior (17). in the record
books for the most champi-"
onships won by a school. The
Tigers have won 13 ti Les and the
Tiger Sharks have won eight. Mal-
one has 10 consecutive final four'
appearances. (1990-1999); and
the Port St. Joe has a streak of six'
final four appearances (1994-
1999). There will be a lot of histo-
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grams on the line Thursday night
in "the Dome," don't miss the'
excitement.
Wewahitchka (15-14), run-
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Grand Ridge (29-5), the winner of
District 3, Thursday night at 7:30
CT. The winner of the Wewahitch-
ka/Grand Ridge game will the
winner. of the Baker (15-7)/Cot-.
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night.


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Our Readers

Write pl

Letters to the Editor ..


Where Did The Steps Go


From left to right are Olympia Arendt and Mary Harmon (both of PSJHS), Rebecca Pittman
(WHS), Sheila Boykins, Julie Faircloth, Rebekah Hodges, and Justin Goff (all of PSJHS), Richard`
LaFerle, Chris Earley (PSJHS Principal), Krystal Hendricks, Andrew Davis, and Joni Whittington
(all of WHS).


Support The Gulf County


Scholarship Program


: : The Gulf County Scholarship
-Committee is beginning to send

FHP License and
Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
-and vehicle inspection check-
'points from February 25th
:through 29th on SR-73 near CR-
287, and' SR-30 near Allen
Memorial Way.
Recognizing, the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
'vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
:and defective lighting equipment..
In addition, attention will be'
directed to drivers who would'vio-
late the driver license laws of
Florida.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means ofefobrcing the equipment
Sand driver license laws-of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
,.l motorists.


out letters seeking financial sup-
port of- the Gulf County
Scholarship Program for Gulf
County's public school graduates.
Last. year, pver $23,000 was
awarded to Gulf County's Class of
'99. In the accompanying photo,
Richard 'LaFerle is pictured with
some 'of Gulf County's seniors of
2000 and Port St. Joe High
School's Principal, Chris Earley.
LaFerle is a faithful contribu-
tor to the scholarship program
that rewards Gulf County's stu-
dents for their attendance, acade-
mic achievement, participation in
taking the ACTand SAT, and for
their parents' participation in col-
lege preparation workshops.
Other contributors for the
1998-99 year were as follows:
The Jessie Ball duPont
Foundation,, estate of Helen,
Hambric, Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, Wewahitchka State
Bank, James L. and Barbara
Tern'. Interiors, Etc., Women of
the :Port ,St.'Joe -Presbytertan -
Church, Betty Griffn.
.Port St. Joe Elementary


School Students' Penny Collection
Campaign, Gulf County Class-,
room Teachers Association,
George G. Tapper Foundation,
The Star Publishing Company,
Cathey's Ace Hardware, Interna-
tional Paper Company; Capital
City Banlk, -Port St. Joe-
Elementary Beta Club.
Gulf County School Board (in
memory of Edwin G. Williams).
Sarah Franklin, Alisa Parker, and,
Sarah Fine (in .memory of
Elizabeth Chambers), Barbara R.
Shirley-Scott (in memory of Edwin
G. Williams), Johnny Rister,
Sarah Franklin, Alisa Parker,
Linda Gilmore,' and Sarah Fine,
(in memory of Craig Buchanan,
Kay Fast, and Nell Williams).
You, too, can become a sup-
porter of the Gulf County,
Scholarship Program; Anyone,
interested in contributing to this-
program or desiring further infor-.
mation may write to: Gulf County
Scholarship Trust. Post Office Box
1094-, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.


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Please Give Us A Good Home?


"Tinker Tot," "Scootsie," and
"Tbotsie," three little four month
old female mixed chihuahuas, are
looking for a good home.
At present, the St. Joseph B3ay
Humane Society' has this trio; a
chocolate female lab who is four
months old; five cream colored
mixed labs; one male Corgi mix
(less than one year old); and sev-
eral large black dogs mixed with


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A total of 30 dogs and five
cats, two tortoise shell, one calico,
one white and yellow tabby, and
.one black and white, are up for ,
adoption.
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Dear Mr. Ramsey,
-.We have owned a place at
Beacon Hill for the past 40 years.
In our front yard were concrete
steps that were a great landmark,
as well as conversation piece, etc.
Those steps were at least a hun-
dred years old.
Recently, Hwy.,. 98 was
repaved, and our steps were
removed. much. to our distress
and sense of loss for something
with so much -history. Enclosed
you will find a short piece that our
.son (who was born there) wrote,
along with a photo of our steps. I
would like very much for you to
read and consider putting this in
your newspaper.
We have had so many people
S"ask what happened .to our. steps
to nowhere. If you do decide to
print, please send us a copy.
Thank you very much for taking
the time to read "steps to
nowhere."


Vera Whitfield
Beacon Hill, Fl.
The Vanishing of the
Steps to Nowhere
We were never sure of the
. ,nature or origin of the "steps to
nowhere." They were there longer
than we were, and we've been
there for nearly .40 years.
The concrete walkway around
the house has impnnts of baby
feet and someone drew "'1926"'
with a finger in the wet cement.
They were passive, cast in con-
crete. .There were two steps on
either side; the third step was the
top of the world.
The steps were maybe six feet
off the main road, just across the
street from the beach. The area
under the steps was hollow, and
this gave rise to much conjecture
as to the original purpose of the
steps.
At one corner of the property
is an old fence post which still
stands directly in line with the
opening under the steps. After
much speculation, we've conclud-
ed that a picket fence once ran
along the perimeter of the proper-
ty and under the steps In its jour-
Sney around the yard..
Beachgoers laden with alLfhe


necessary provisions would have
been able to step up the stairs
and across the fence without the
inconvenience of opening and
closing of a gate. It's as good a
story as any I've heard and better
than most.
The stairs were particularly
well situated and.quite well suited
for staring out into the ocean and
watching cars go by. Many of our
friends and family have whiled
away the summers .there over the
years. The steps were a place to
think, a place to talk, and were a
fixture in our lives for many.
years.
Eating boiled peanuts, play-
ing guitar, and -watching sun-
burned tourists high-step across
the hot pavement was good enter-
tainment. At some point, most of
the world's problems have been
resolved by saltwater philoso-
phers sitting on those steps.
The steps were a landmark.
Directions to the house inevitably
called for the visitor to look out for
the Lookout Lounge and the steps
to nowhere. No more explanation
was given and none was neces-
sary. No one ever mistook them
and everyone was able to find the
house when looking for that land-
mark. '
There are many .stories I
could relate to you about those
stairs If you had.the time. There
are many more that best remain
untold.
Either way. those stairs are a


common thread weaving through
the experiences of many lives,
both family and friends, past and
present. Those steps were the
icon for the beach house and our
beach going experiences for many
years.
They represent the good
.times, the fond memories, even
hard times-the events which
shaped our lives in many ways. I,
for one, would never have imag-
ined the.. beach house without
those steps.
I suppose that, as much. as
*one might wish otherwise, all
things change. And not always for
the better, I would add. The steps
are gone now.
Just recently, my parents dis-
covered that the steps were,
indeed, missing. There had
apparently been some sort of
work crew doing some manner of
roadside work in the area The
steps became a casualty to
progress, it seems.
We have, so far, been unable
to discern the nature of this
"progress" .and, of course, the
authorities we've spoken to deny
any knowledge of and participa-
tion' in the removal of the steps.
.As I've told you, the steps
were massive. It would not have
been an easy task to move them
so there's no argument that the
action was unintentional,' an act
of mischief, or any other such
explanation. 'All we know for sure
-is that they are gone and with
them, a part of history-the histo-
ry of otr lives and the history of
Beacon Hill itself.


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From' the Staff and Studenlts at




gGulf Coaunty's


Elementary, Middle and High School Education Facilities


The National Society of. the
Daughters of the American
Revolution annually sponsors the
American History Essay Contest
for students in grades five
through eight. -
The competition is open to
students in Gulf and': Franklin'
counties and the, Saint 'Joseph
Bay Chapter of the DAR invited,
students at Wewahitchka
Elementary School to participate.


Becky Birmingham and..' .
Heather. Simmons
The 1999-2000 American
History topic was "An Obituary for
George Washington: 1732-1799:"
Students were given information
regarding the competition. The\
society also sponsored spotlights
,on Washington "dhich' w"efe feia-
tured in each edition the school:
[newsletter. "The Warrior weekly, "
during the competition penod.
,With the encouragement of
WES history teacher, Becky
Birmingham, several. WES stu-
dents took the initiative to partic-
ipate in the contest by composing
essays ranging in length from 600
to 1,000 words.


On 'Monday, February 28, at
9:00 a.m., Eric Hovind, of'
Pensacola, .will be talking to our
students about dinosaurs! He has
many artifacts,. bones, and., dis-'
plays for the students to see and
touch,; and 'his fast-paced, 'and
often humorous- program, -is
designed to stimulate' critical,
thinking and to -develop, new
insights in science. .' :.
Eric will be sharing the cre-
ationist view of dinosaurs. "'He
believes that the world was' great-
ed only a few thousand years ago,.
-that dinosaurs have always lived
with man, and that a few small
ones may still be alive in remote-
.places in. the world today (i.e.,,
iLochness, Lake Champlain,
Congo,etc.
For those who would. like a
more detailed and cbmprehensiv '
study, Eric will be' presenting a
short seminar on: -Sunday,
February 27, at 10:00 and 11:00
a.m. and in the evening 'at 6:00'
,p.m. -
In 'addition to his discussion
about .,dinosaurs; he. -will explain
how the Flood Theory answers
questions about the apparent age
of the earth. The seminar and
chapel program will be held in the
auditorium of Faith Bible Church,
and visitors are welcome.
Many of 'our teachers and
parents are beginning a Bible,
study. about the life of David, The
study, "A Heart like His," was
written by Beth Moore and our.
own Beth Taylor.will be the.facili-
tator.. "
We invite'you to ,come to the
first video presentation, Monday,
February '28, at .6:30 P.M. in the
'Library at Faith Christian. .If you
want to continue the study for the
next ten weeks, you are.welcome
to do so.
You may not. recognize our
principal, Bill Taylor, the next
time that you see hiin. He has


Continuous Progress students in their role as a Chinese Newf
,-Year dragon. Pictured left to right' are Beau McCorvey,, Hope
Ludlam, and Kale Price.. ,- .


The essays were judged on
historic accuracy, adherence to
subject, originality arid organiza-
tion or material, Interest, gram-
mar, and bibliography were also.'
considered.
First place in this year's com-
petition was awarded) to WES
sixth grader Heather Simmons.
As winner. Heather was the guest
of honor at the DAR luncheon
meeting held on February 16. She
will go-on to compete in the state
contest.
The Warrior family would like
to thank the Saint Joseph Bay
Chapter of the DAR for inviting
our 'participation, and would like
to.' congratulate Heather on her
success.
Among WES's School-to-
Work initiatives is a project
known 'as Cafe' Internationale.
Dozens of- flags representing
many countries and most conti-
nents are displayed around the
perimeter of the WES cafeteria.
Signs bearing' the names of
the countries are mounted
beneath each flag. A blue cafe-
style awning, reading "Cafe
internationalle" adorns .the,.
scullery window. Cafe
International is designed, to'
leach our students about careers .
in both the food service and'
restaurant industries. ,
Students decorate the dining
area, post the menu, and serve in
the capacity of host or hostess.
Classroom teachers use the pro-.
ject as a catalyst for further


'aith Christian SBhool

curls! He, promised the students
that if they sold a certain amount
'in Christmas'cards he would get a
permanent, and he has .dqoeiJust
that. ,
We claim anew Godds word to
us in I Samuel 16:7, "For man
looketh on the outward appear-
'arice, but the Lord looketh on the,
heart.'".-. -- "


Bob Kilgallin, local artist,
. has created a beautiful stained-
glass window for Faifh Bible
Church. The artist visited' Faith
Christian School recently and
explained the making of the
Window to 'students in grades
five through eight. 'Pictured
abdve is Kilgallin's creation',
-depicting :the nativity. The
faces in the glass were meticu-
lously sketched, painted, and
fired;' -


research in these'career: areas.
,' In keeping with the interna-
tional theme, each grade group.
has selected a country on which
to, focus each month. Students
design arid, construct bulletin'"
boards and centerpieces featuring
the selected nation. ,
From this, students learn of'-
the geography, cultiifes and con-
tributions of the various countries
foriffilg- the diverse world in
Which they live.
The United States, Italy, and
Egypt are among the nations fea-'
tured this school year. During the,
month of January, the focus
country was China, with the
Continuous Progress class serv-
ing as sponsor.
Through a collaborative effort
involving the fobd service person-
nel, a special menu of Chinese
cuisine was' served on a special
day, 'culminating the study. As
students enjoyed egg rolls with
sweet and sour sauce, ,Oriental
music played and a large dragon,
like that associated with Chinese
New Year parades, wound its way
through the tables of enthusiastic
students.':' --
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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.
110:30 a.m. between Williams and
Long Avenue in Port St. Joe. Class
size is limited so please call 227- ,
11451for seating availability.
Donation Needed
The kindergarten is in need of'
a refrigerator. If you have one to '
donatee pnlease contact Krissv


Gulf County

Hosts KidFest
Time Change Made
The time for the KidFest
scheduled for Saturday, March
11th, at Ryan's Sugar Shack,,
located at 236 Reid Avenue in Port
St.. Joe, has been changed, Tlie
new time for the KidFest is now
2:00 until 5:00 p.m.,.EST.
Radio station -WPAP will lbe
broadcasting live with giveaways,
food, and Buffalo; Rock Pepsi.
There will also'be FREE ice cream
to all kids. ,
The Gulf 'County 'KidCare
Coordinator; Tobacco Coordin-
ator, and members of the Gulf'
County SWAT (Students Working
Against Tobacco) will alsobeon
.hand with promotional items andi
conducting drawings for prizes., ,,.
This event .is being-sponsored
by their Florida -KidCare Program,
Gulf County Tobacco Program,;
WPAP radio station, and Ryan' ,
Sugar Shack. Be. sure to mark
March 11 on your calendar. bring
all the kids down for FREE ice,
cream and a good time.
For furtherr information, .call:
Dianne -Semmes, .id.are,
Coordinator, 'at 227-1276, exten-
sion 131, 1or. Sabrina: Burke.-
Tobacco Coordinator.-, at 227-
1276, ex-tension 114.

Holocaust

Remembrance

Project
Annual Writing Con-
test Asks Students to
Remember Survivors'
High school students across
the United States are invited to
enter the 2000 Holocaust Remem-
brance Project. a writing contest
offering cash prizes, all-
expenses-paid trips to Washing-
ion. D.C.. and scholarships up to
85.000.
The project. established in
1995 as an educational program
of the Holland & Knight
Charitable Foundation, Inc., is
designed to promote and encour-
age the study of the Holocaust. ,
"This project Is like no other,
program in the country in terms
of Its lasting benefit to. partici-'
pants. The meaningful ins'lght
students gain from the program
makes it one of.the most Impor-
tant projects of the firm,"" offers
Steven Uhlfelder, the head of the
Holocaust Remembrance Project.
The project encourages stu-
dents to think responsibly, be:
aware of world conditions Ithat
undermine human dignity,- and
make decisions that promote the
respect and value inherent in'
, 'each human being. .
, The theme for this year's con-
test-Never Shall I Forget That
: Night: Survivors Remember the
I..Holocaust-honors those who sur-
Svived state-sanctioned discrimi-"


Gentry at-227-1221 : nation, violence and mass-murder
School Holiday U in. Nazi-occupied Europe during
S. hool will not be held on World War .
Monkiay,' February 21. Participation in' the 2.000'
Test... Holocaust Remembrance .Project,
estingwill,:for the first time. be available
Students in kindergarten to students nationwide. In addi-
through fifth grades will be test-' ;; ton to the 22 contest regions in
ing during the week of March 6th Boston, Florida, 'Georgia, New
to 9th. It is. iinportant that your York Cityv, and San Francisco, stu-
'hild arrive at school on time. The : dents elsewhere will be able to
first bell rings at 7i50. Also, make ; participate in the at-large region.
sure your child eats a nutritiousenter the writing contest,
,breakfast. entet it
.ieaka a students must .submit a docu-,
Spring'Break Mfi mented research paper of 1,50d
'School will fidt be held March words 'or less' addressing this
lt3th to 17th. Happy Spring 4 year's contest theme to their local
Break! or at-large contest center.
'National Assessment Each region willl have a panel,
The National Assessment of of judges read and evaluate each
'Educational Progrefss ill assess entry. Regional winners will be
our fourth .graders performance' 6 -,.recognized at local awards recep-.
in reading on Monday, March 20. tions in May ,and. will receive a
Visit the NAEP website at medal and the following cash
http.:-//.nces.ed.gov/iationsre- prizes: first ..place will receive.
portcard for more information. If $500, second place $300; and
you do not want your child to par- third'place $100.
.ticipate, please notify your child's '1 In June, the first plhce win-
teacher. i-.ers from all 23 regions and their.
Report Cards. sponsoring teachers will partici-
'Report' cards will be "sent -- pate in an all-expenses-paid trip
home on Tuesday, March 28. If- ,- to the United States Holocaust.
you would like to schedule a par- Memorial Museum and other.
,ent/teacher conference, please points of interest in Washington,,
,call 227-1221. D.C. A totalof $10,000 'nanational
S.SpringPtes grand prize scholarship money
Spring Pictures :. will be awarded in Washington,,
Spring pictures will be taken D.C.
on Tuesday, March 28. A free Teacher's Resource


Sa Win
Scoo CrsigZns


Guide is available for high school
teachers. The resource guide con-,
tains lesson plans for teachers..
including background material,
sets. of supplementary readings,
,questions for students, lists of rel-


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Dr. Bill Truby *


FCAT, "Round One," is over!
We are confident of our efforts
and preparation. We look forward
with high e cpectations to our
scores. "Round Two" is set for the.
week of March 6th to 10th; grades
seven to 10 will be taking FCAT'
and/or Stanford 9 tests. If you
have a question about this, please
contact the school. ;
As girls' basketball comes to
an end, girls' softball begins. This
year's .softball team has dropped .
to 1-A. Everyone is hopeful that,
the girls 'will go far this year, coni-



ST.
JOE




Sc"oollNews

By. Ali McKeithen
t', "P ,.


sidering they lost no one from last
year's roster. .. :
The girls played a 100-inning
softball game on Saturday to help
raise, funds for the team. Their
first regular season game is
Thursday beginning at 5:30,'.
when they will play host to
Carrabelle. Good luck, Gators!
Also on Thursday the boys'
basketball team will- travel' to.
Grand Ridge to play in a regional.
game. The team had a great show-
ing in the district and may prove
to be a formidable foe. Our
defense has proven to be awe-'
some! '
Again on Thursday, the' trabci
team will travel to Panama City
for their first track meet of the
season. There are a great number '
of athletes participating this year.',
There are high hopes for a stdte'
appearance for many of them. -'
The 2000 boys' baseball team
season is welll underway.'
Although they are 6ff to a rocky"
start, their progress shows -
promise. Their next game is-'
Friday night, asthe mighty Gators
play host to Carrabelle at Gator
Field. Coaches Grantham. Lee,
and Miller still have high expecta-


Not a whole lot-has happened tons for these youngsters.-
,this week. '" Just a reminder. March 10th
On Tuesday, the students marks the end of the nine weeks,
watched a 20-minute video on the and the beginning of a week long
Leukemia Society. Attention SGA vacation. 'Spring'Break runs from-
room representatives: Go by Mrs. March 10th through the 19th.
Colbert's room to pick up your Everyone is encouraged to enjoy-
buckets for ,the "Pennies for and to be smart!
Patients" leukemia drive. We have a special assembly in
Please encourage your AA to store for ,next week. Our, usual
give generously of their pennies. It monthly TGIF will be a TGIW. We
is for a most worthy cause! Don't will have a guest speaker with a
forget to stop by the office and great message. Justin Tait will be.
make a donation for the National -sharing some important informa- '
Multiple' Sclerosis Society'.- tion with our' student body" 'at
Congratulations to the 1i1:00 'and 1:00 on Wednesday
Regional Science -Fair- winners:. the 1st... The community ds wel-
Jessica Mock, Stephen Dykes. come to join us at either time.'
Emily Raffield, Nicole Ford,
.Emily Raffield,' Nicole Ford, On the 8th of March, we have,
Tommy Curry, and Andrew Furr. an the 8th of March, we have
an ....o -another very good program. We
WatMoses Medina and Alth grad will be having the drama depart-,
Wa"Studher were our eighth grade meant from Vernon .High doing a
"Students of the Week", and Amy play with social, ramifications. The
Nehrings and Zack Williams were community is invited to join us for
our seventh grade Students of. this one, too; however, seating will
the week,., be limited.
Happy belated birthday to be limited
Coach Lacour and Mr. Adkison!, Finally. congratulations to
Nowhere's your question for the Mary Holley for ,being voted.
week: Whenr you choke a Smurf, EiEmployee.. of -the Year" for;
what color does it turn? Wewahitchka High School.

PSJ High School Host

Eighth Grade Orientation
On Tuesday, March 7th, graders and their parents.
beginning at 7:00' p.m., Port St. Important information will be,
Joe High School will host an Open
House for all. current, eighth presented about graduation;
.. f-. a c e e rpr-i"ire tments. 'high school' extra-


PSJ Project(Grad

Giveaway Butto0s
The Port St. Joe Project
Graduation 2000 organization is
conducting a giveaway drawing
which will pocket a '$200 ,cash
prize to some lucky person.
.From now until Thursday,
March 2nd-the day of the draw-.
ing, Project Grad committee mem-
bers, (parents of. graduating
seniors) will be accepting .$o1.00
donations for chances to be the
recipient of the $200.
Also, the group still has a few
lighted spirit buttons on sale for a
great price of only $3.50 each. Get
yours before they're gone!
S* Funds generated from these;
furid-raisers will go toward the
'expense involved in. sponsoring a
drug and alcohol free celebration
for seniors following the Port St.
Joe High School graduation cere-
monies in May this year:.
As always, the community's
help and support in this effort is
much. appreciated. ,


evant books and 'films on the sub-.
ject, and ideas for motivating
students.
Interested teachers' or stu-
dents should contact Steve
Uhlfelder or Jim Daughton: at, the,
Holland & Knight, Charitable
Foundation, Inc., 315 South
Calhoun Street, Suite 600,
Tallahassee, FL 32301,: (850) 224-
.7000 or visit the "Holocaust
'Remembrance Project web site at
www.hklaw.com/commuhnity/hol
locaust/.


,curricular activities, scholar-,
'ships,' .and 'ndst importantly.
" actual'registration for next year's
classes will takeplace.
Please try your best to attend;
'however, if y6u 'are unable to go,
please sign, review, and' return
your -student's registration form
If you haye any questionL,
please call Port St. Joe High
School's guidance department at
229-8813.

Sehool'S In Session'
Drive With.CautionL!
f.fff.ecsee ee seee-ee ,


:-GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 3,2000
MONDAY-Fish Patty, Macaronti '
Cheese, Green Beans, Peache$1
Carrot Sticks, Roll, 'and Milk, or
.Chefs Salad Meal. /
TUESDAY-Taco Salad,., Italian
Bread, Banana Pudding, and Milk,
oi Chefs Salad Meal.
WEDNESDAY-BBQ Chicken-
'w/Bun, Mash Brown Patty, Frest
Grapes, Baked Beans, and Milk.,0
Chefs .Salad Meal.
THURSDAY-Chicken & Dumnr,-
lings; Mashed' Potafoes, Steamrd,
Peas, Fresh Orange Quarters, Roll .i
and Milk; or Chefs Salad Meal. I i
FRIDAY--Sausage Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Stic
.w/Dressing, and Milk, or Chef.'
Salad Meal. ;
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TQ
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS' i
AND/OR.COMMODITIES.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2000 PAGE 3


John Lanier to Appear
At Two Local Churches
John Lanier will be minister-
ing at Beach Baptist Chapel,
located at 311 Columbus Street in
Port St. Joe Beach, on Sunday,
February 27, at 11:00 a.m.
On Sunday, February 27, at
7:00 p.m. he will be in concert at
the Church of the Nazarene,
locatted at 2420 Long Avenue in
Port St. Joe.


"From Slavery
to Freedom"
A black history event, spon-
sored by Project Mold-A-Male/
Female will be held on Sunday,
February 27, at 6:00 p.m. at the
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist R
Church, located at 280 Avenue C
in ,Port St. Joe. C
"From Slavery to Freedom"
will be narrated with interesting Na
examples portrayed representing Av
different periods in history. rev
Everyone is invited to attend the 29
commemoration of the black lC
experience and gain a more in- Ti
depth understanding of its effect Te
on the present and future..
Anyone wishing to partic- p.
ipate, please call 229-6624. a.n
Poems, songs, dance, and dramas
are welcome. in
Wa
Community ac
Wide Revival se'
ini


.Amazing Grace Apostolic
Church is hosting a community
wide revival through Friday,
February 25th, starting at 7:30
nightly.'
Minister Ujlysee Best is, deliv-
ering the message each night. The
public is inyited to go and receive
the word of God from the man of
God.


int
sp


God'


love


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 ADKins, PASTOR
MARK JonES, MINISTER OF MUSIC t YOUTH


Hovind To Speak At Faith Bible Church About Evolution


John Lanier

revival at the First
hurch of The Nazarene
The First Church of the
azarene, located at 2420 Long.
'enue in Port St. Joe, will be in
vival from Tuesday, February
Ith, through Friday, March,
)th, with Evangelist and. Mrs.
m Green, from Shelbyville,.
nnessee.
The services will begin' at 7:00
m. each evening and at 11:00
m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The Greens will be minister-
g in music and preaching the
ord. Reverend Green is, also an
complished chalk artist and he
ad his. wife will also be playing
veral unusual instruments dur-
g the week'.
The pastor and congregation
vite everyone to join them In this
ecial time of spiritual renewal.


t Worship tth
Chuchof ou


All over America there have
been renewed concerns about the
teaching of evolution in our soci-
ety. The humanistic philosophy of
evolution is being promoted as a
scientific truth. The fact is, evolu-
tion is a dangerous and unscien-
tific religion that destroys the
moral and fabric of adults and
children alike, giving them a false
world view.
In order to give people a better
understanding of the. creation-
evojution conflict 'and provide
answers to some of the questions
in the vital subject, Faith Bible
Church, located at 801 20th
Street in Port St. Joe, will be host-
ing 'a free seminar on Sunday,
February 27th.
The three sessid'ns will be at
10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.rn., and 6:00
p.m. On Monday, February 28th,


New Harvest
Fellowship's

First Homecoming
'The 'congregation of New
Harvest Fellowship Church,.
located at 1336 Highway 22 in
Wewahitchka, will be having its
first homecoming celebration on
Sunday, February 27.
The worship service starts at
10:30: a.m. A dinner will be held
after the morning service and a
musical afternoon is 'also planned
featuring the Resting Place.
New Harvest Fellowship took'
over the Fishermah's Headquar-
ters building on Highway 22 in
,Wewahltchka on February 28,
1999. One year later, it's hard to,
believe the building wasn't origi-
nally built to be a church.
-This past year has brought
many changes and growth. The
congregation has grown from 23
,on the first Sunday to approxi-
mately 60-and still growing. In
May, Brother Claude McGill
accepted the position as pastor.
The Sunday School is expanding
and the youth program is flour-
ishing.
For more information you
may call 639-2738..

Community Gospel Sing
The community gospel sing
for February will be, Saturday,
February 28th, at 7:00 p.m., ET,'
at the Highland View Church,: of
God located at 482 Pompario
Street in Highland View
SPastor Tim Bailey invites:.:,a.l
the area churches to go and be a
part of this community wide sing.
For more information you may
call Earl Peak at 229-6547 or the
church.at 229-6235.

The benefit of prayer and
Bible study outweighs the
sacrifice.....think about it!


,., :the students at Faith Christian
S school l will have a short presenta-


Eric Hovind
tibn at 9:10 a.m:
' The guest speaker is Eric
Hovind. the son of Dr. Kent
NHovind 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 andpri-
Svate schools, churchess, youth
Meetings, and on radio.
His humorous, fast-moving.
illustrated seminars, fully docu-
mented (Biblically and scientifl-.
cally), include such topics as:

Rev. Brown Featured

At WomenIs Retreat
Sponsored by the United
Methodist Women of St. George;
Island United- Methodist Church,
Reverend Patricia D. Brown will
present another in her inspira-
tional seminars for women at a
retreat on Saturday, March 11,
from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The retreat will be held at St.
George Island United Methodist
Church, located on beautiful St.
George ,Island! at 201 East Gulf
Beach Drive..
Registration will begin at 9:00
a.m., the program includes a lun-
cheon 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.
Deadline for reservations is
March 1st. The registration fee of
$10 should be mailed to: Women's
Retreat Coordinator. St. George
Island United Methodist 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.
4., 7


S. Po ofVicoy"'

FIrs CSkti. ch of tE zeazaie.yle
2420 Lo9' Avenue Pote St.' 3 Flo',ida 32456'
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ...................... 10 a.m. *,,,e unto the Lord the glory
Sunday Morning Worship ............ 11 a.m. due His name, worship tle.
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. Lor-d i the beL auI t bf holiness.


Wednesday Evening Service ............ 7 p.m.


Psalm 29:2


The friendly place to worship!

'- First Baptist Church

NfMexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SER.'I.CES
"s oYf Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.n. and 6;00 p.m.
o' e? e a, Bible Study Sundays at 9:00-a.m. (all ages)
lSC t Wednesday .-. Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m:.
.. i Please note, all times central! '
Located at S23 N 15th S Me.\ico Beach Corner of 15th & Californa 648 5776




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"

4 PH .98
10:30 Sunday Morning Apolochicola... E 4 A W ..,PanamaqCity
7:00 tWednesday Evening Hwy
71 ReidAe.
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family Life Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe ..Wewvohitchka


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St, Joe Beach, FL.32456
A1 LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD .
j 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 Srudv & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7.00 pm.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: bleed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026'-''


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227,1493 :
Sunday School . .9:45 a.m. .
p;z .. Sunday Morning Worship :. .. .. :,. 11:O0'a.min. '
Sunday Evening Service . . . 6:30 p.m.
V d eda ... ... ..... ... '7:00 p..m '.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


f. First United e'etfwist Church
.111 North,22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

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

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

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
.7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+++ Sunday School 9;45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a':m.(CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Wo rship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE, EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 78 '* Port St. Joe, FL 32457
SCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

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


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 iact
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.


Pray For Me

In II Thessalonians 31 we
find, "Finally. Brethren pray for:
us, that word of the Lord may
speed on and triumph as it did
among you.",
S" Many years ago I- met a:
Christian layman from Alabama.
His name was Harry Denman.
Harry would often greet people by
Saying, "Pray for me." It often
Oli er F. Taylor stairtled or puzzled people.,
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church Harry Denman was sincere
and honest. He did want people
to pray for him. He felt he needed to feel the power of
prayer. Every Christian needs to feel the power of prayer
inl their life. Many times we pray for others and do not
feel we need prayer as others need prayer. Nothing could
be further from the truth.
Prayer is communication with God. We tell God of our
concerns for other people and situations. Sometimes we
hope for changes, but real prayer leaves the needs in i
God's hands. I hope all my friends mention my name to
God in prayer.


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

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


/J4 'FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

S'"U : :-Sixteenrh Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship 10 a.m. <
Adult School ......... 11 a.m. M X
eSunday School -
*Young Children
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71 / Cecil Costin Sr Blvd.


irst Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
1At r C Buddy Caswell
Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ................. .9:45 am
Worship Service ................. 11 ;00 am
Disciple Training .. ................ 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

,. -..---------T---eaching the Truth of God's Word

FAITH BI BLE CHURCH


801 20th Street


Port St. Joe 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor


Sunday School ....... .. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ........ ... 6:00 p:m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .. 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


Constitution andMonument
4 Port St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School . . . 945 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship . . 11:00 a.m. Fellowship . . . 6:00 p.m.


)(058 227- 1724


Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


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


Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's DirectorJ


race Baptist

BUT THO5E WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL 50AR ON
WINGS LIKE EAGLE5 ... 15AIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at l0 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Studys 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


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Youngsters Brighten Vets Day!
The Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lake City
was so happy to receive the valentines made by the elementary
students of Port St. Joe Elementary School. and Faith Christian
School.
Shown in the photo accepting the valentines from Jr. Vice
Commander Dick Seefeldt, of John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069
in Port St. Joe, is Faye Barkett, commander of Orange Park
American Legion Post #373, who is the Veterans Administration
Volunteer Services representative at the center, and Ronald W.
Joyner, chief of the Voluntary Section Community Resources
Service. ... '
The Post #10069 Ladies Auxiliary asked the students to
make the valentines. The veterans in the center so enjoy receiv-
ing the handmade valentines each year. It really brightens their
day. The Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank the students who
took the time to make such wonderful valentines.













From One Sweetheart to Another...
On Valentine's Day, Monday, February 14th, the Ladies
Auxiliary to John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 helped the staff
at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation for Bay St. Joseph with its
party for the residents. The Ladies Auxiliary furnished valen-
tines, candy hearts, heart.cookies, ice cream, and punch to each
resident at the party.
Shown in the photo (taken by Ginny Seefeldt, auxiliary mem-
ber) with Valentine King Delmar Berry and Queen Mary
Thingvold are auxiliary members Catherine Kennedy, Margaret
Barker, Betty Rudd, and Arnetta Henderson.

Correctional Officer
Basic Standards Course


The Gulf/Franklin Center of
Gulf Coast Community College
will begin a Correctional Officer
Basic Standards course Monday,
March 17. The center is located at
the intersection of Highway 98
and Garrison Avenue in Port St.
Joe. Classes- will be held from
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Graduation is
scheduled for August 21.
Successful completion of the
546 hour course qualifies stu-
dents to take the state examina-
tion for certification as a Florida


correctional officer. Upon passing
of the state test, graduates will be
eligible to work as correctional
officers in any Florida state,
county, or private correctional
institution.
Corrections is a career field
which has experienced soaring
and continuing growth and the
demand for certified officers is
high throughout the state.
Course requirements include
academic subjects such as crimi-
nal, civil, and constitutional law;
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Another "Old Glory" Is Flying High
John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 recently presented a new
American flag to the Highland. View Fire Department. Shown in
the photo above is the department's chief engineer Victor Rollka
.receiving the flag from Dick Seefeldt, Jr. Vice, Commander.
Navy Announces L available for those applicants who
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A Glossary of Equity



Terms: Second of Two Parts


Our last column introduced
several basic terms commonly
used in the purchase and sale of
equities, or stocks. In this col-
umn, we will expand that list with
the addition of several more
sophisticated, but equally impor-
tant, terms.
Call Option: A contract that
allows an investor to purchase a
specific quantity 'of stock for a
stated price on or before a fixed
expiration date. The purchaser
hopes that the stock's price'will go
up by a sufficient amount to pro-
vide a profit when he or she sells
the option. On the other hand, the
value of the option may drop to
zero (It can expire worthless).
Options are considered risky and
are not suitable for all investors.
Individuals should seek profes-
sional tax advice on how options
may impact their tax status.
Put Option: The opposite of a
call, a put option gives an investor
the right to sell a specific quantity
of stock for a stated price on or
J before a fixed expiration date.
When an individual buys a put,
he- or she is buying the right to
sell shares of the designated stock
at 'a specific price, regardless of
what happens to the stock price,
within the limits of the contract.
Investors should again keep in
mind that options are considered
risky and are not suitable for all.
It is important for individuals to
seek professional tax advice on
how options may impact their tax
status.
Capitalization: A number rep-
resenting the total amount of the
various securities issued by a cor-
poration, inclu ing preferred and
common stock, bonds, deben-
tures and other securities.
: Debt-to-equity ratio: This is a
number that represents the rela-
tionship of debt to common share-
holders' equity. This shows the
extent to-which'the owners'equity
is leveraged, which measures the
corporation's ability to borrow fur-
ther.
Hedging: When an investor
"hedges" he or she has taken
Steps to minimize a potential loss.
In the securities, market, "hedg-
ing" refers to minimizing or elimi-
hating risk by taking specific
steps. ,
One hedging technique is
called selling short, in which an
investor sells borrowed stock in
anticipation that the same num-
b,e.of shares wll .be repurchased
later-at a lower pnce because the.
investor believes the market (or
particular stock) will decline.

Margin: Like almost every-
thing else in our society, securi-
ties can be bought on credit. Mar-
gin refers to the amount paid by
an investor when using his or her.
broker's credit'to purchase secu-
rities. The percentage that can be
borrowed on. margin is regulated
by the Federal Reserve Board and
is currently 50% of the stock pur-
chase 'price. (A 50% margin
means that an investor borrows
half the funds needed for a pur-
chase). Investors must pay inter-
est on margin. Margin borrowing
may not be suitable for all -
investors since you may be sub-



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Market Order: This is an
order to buy or sell a stated
amount of a security at the best
possible price as soon as possible.
Most orders executed on an
exchange are market orders.
Most Active List: A list of
stocks that have the largest num-
ber of shares traded on a particu-
lar day. Heavy trading may be
caused be an extraordinary event,
such as a takeover or higher than
anticipated earnings.
NASDAQ: The National Asso-
ciation of Securities Dealers Auto-
mated Quotations is an automat-
ed information network that pro-
vides dealers and brokers with
price quotations .on securities
traded over-the-counter (see
below). Nasdaq quotes are pub-
lished in the financial pages of
most newspapers.
Over-the-counter (OTC): A
market for securities comprised of
securities dealers who may or
may not be members of a securi-
ties exchange. The OTC market
deals primarily. in. the stock of
-companies without sufficient

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shares or earnings to warrant a
listing on an exchange.
However, in recent years,
many companies that qualify for
listing have chosen to remain with
.OTC trading .because they feel
that the system of multiple trad-
ing by many dealers is preferable
to the centralized trading
approach of a major exchange,
where all the trading in a stock
usually must go through the
exchange's specialist in that
stock.
Proxy: This refers to the
authorization an investor gives a
company official or another repre-
sentative to "vote his or her
shares" at a shareholders' meet-
ing. Most proxies normally pertain
to the election of a board of direc-
tors to various resolutions sub-
mitted for shareholders' approval.


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Information about these proposed
actions are contained in a proxy
statement.
Understanding the- language
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA of the County and, after careful considera-
JANUARY 25, 2000 tion, the Property Appraiser shall report the
SPECIAL MEETING following information to the Board of
T. he Gulf County Board of County -County Commissioners:
C"ommi s met de 'n spc The total revenue available to the
Commissioners met this date in special county for the current fiscal year from ad
session with the following members pre- valorem tax sources, or an estimate of such
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor and revenue if the actual total revenue available
Commissioners Tommy Knox. Nathan cannot be determined; any revenue lost to
Peters. Jr., John Stanley, Jr., and Warren the county for the current fiscal year by
J. Yeager Jr. rne virtue of exemption previously granted
Others present were: County Attorney under this Section or an estimate of such
Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk ToweanrI revenue if the actual revenue loss cannot
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler, be determined
Administrative Ass-istant Debbe Wibberg,' B An estimateof the revenue which
Building Inspector/Assistant Planner would be lost to the.county during the eur-
David Richardson, Gulf County E M S -.ould be It to the county during the cur-
Director Shane McGuffn, andty Sheriffs rent fiscal ]ear had the property for which
Department CaptaiGr Joe Nugentd ,hert the- erimpior, Is requested otherwise been
he rneetno ..ta J .--led toorder'atsubject to taxation.
i he meeting ld to C. A determination as to whether the
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COM- property for which an ex-mpli..r,. is granted
MITTEET INCENTIVES RESOLU: is to be incorporated into a n eb butre.s ore
MITTEE/TAX INCENTIVES RESOLU- the expansion 'of an e:asunrg Duinmess.
TION-Kenny Wood, Economic which determination the Property
Development Committee Chairman, Appraiser shall also affix to the facePof the
appeared before the Board to present a pro- ppraiser shall also affix tothe facetionf the
posed resolution outlining;the criteria busi- a p cation.
nesses must fellow to be eligible to receive 6. Upon review of this information, the
nesses must follow to be eligible to receive Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
tax incentives (if passed by referendum). Couard. Florida shall then consider adopt-
After discussion,. Commissioner Peters Cou Florida shall then consider adoption
nMuuored t.) adopt -.he proposed resolution. ing an ordinance, granting an exemption
nouoned to adppt -.he proposed resolution. 'from taxation for new and expanding busi-
.,on,miso,,ner Yeager seconded the motion, nesses with such decisions entertained by
and it passed unanimously. the Board on a case by case analysis. Such
RESOLUTION NO. 2000-02 an ordinance shall provide the following
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of minimum information:
County Commissioners will hold a -eferen- A. The name and address of the new
duin before the voters of Gulf County, business or expansion of an existing busi-
Florida.seeking the authority to grant prop- ness to which the exemption is granted.
erty tax exemptions to new and expanding ,,, B. The total amount of revenue avail-'
businesses in Gulf County: and -able to the county or municipality from ad
WHEREAS, upon approval by the vot- valorem tax sources for the current fiscal
ers for authority to grant property tax year, the total amount of revenue loss to
exemptions to new and expanding busi- the county or municipality for the current
nesses, the Gulf County Board of County fiscalyear by virtue of economic develop-'
Commissioners and Gulf County Economic ment ad valorem tax exemptions currently
Development Committee intends to require in effect, and the estimated revenue loss to
each applicant for tax exemption to provide the county for the current fiscal year attrib-
certain qualifying information and to meet table to the exemption of the business
certain eco.:.nomic requirement In order to named in the ordinance.
n.sure the piornotion of' the econonilc .'el- C. The period of time for which the
'- lfare of the citizens of Gulf County. Florida. exemption will remain in effect and 'the"
e a a and c l expiration date of the exemption,'
WHEREAS, each applicant willU be D. A finding that the business named
subject to review before the Gulf County in the ordinance meets the requirements of
Board of. County Commissioners and the- Chapter 196.
Gulf County Economic Development RESOLVED this 25th day of January,
Committee wherein a separate ordinance 2000. (End)
shall be enacted for each such successful Members of the board and public fur-
applicant; and S their discussed that different percentages of
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of t. abatement would be used for different
County Commissioners shall use the power buaine-.es based upon what the business
granted by the public to provide tax exemp- will provide (number of jobs, pay rates,
lions for businesses which promote the amount of property, etc.), and that a sepa-
economic well-being of the County; rate ordinance process must be followed for
-NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by, each applicant.
the Board of County Commissioners as fol- There being no further business and
ows: upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
1. Tax exemptions shall be for only ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
new and .expanding businesses in Gulf mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
County. A new business shall be defined as 5:28 p.m., E.S.T.
a business establishing ten (10) or more BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
jobs to employ ten (10) or more full-time ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
employees in this state, which manufac- ER
tures, processes, compounds, fabricates or PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
produces for sale items of tangible person- PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
al property at a fixed location and which JANUARY 25, 2000
comprises an industrial or manufacturing REGULAR MEETING
plant, or a business establl-hing twenty- The Gulf County Board of County
five (25) or more jobs to employ twenty-,fle C.ommir.ss:rnrs met this date in regular
(25) or more full-time employees in this session with the following members pre-
state,. the sales factor of which, as defined 'sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor rand
by Section 220-15(5),. for the facility with Commissironers Tommy Knox, Nathan
respect to which it request an economic Peters. Jr John StaniL.). Jr., and Warren
development ad valorem tax exemption is J. Yeager, Jr..
less than 0.50 for each year the exemption Others present were: County Attorney
is claimed, or, an office .space owned and Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C Lister,
Used by a corporation newly domiciled in Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C,
this state, providing such office spaces Birmingham, Chief Administrator Don
houses fifty (50) or more full-time employ- Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
ees of such corporation. Wibberg, Administrator/Emergency Man-
An expansion of an existing business agement Director Larry Wells, Building,
means a business establishing ten (10) or Inspector/Assistant f Planner David
more jobs to employ ten (10) or more full- Richardson, Emergency Management /911
time employees in this state, which manu- Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Extension
factures, processes, compounds, fabricates, Agent Roy Lee Carter, Gulf County E.M.S.
or produces for sales items of tangible per- Director Shane McGuffin, Health Depart-
sonal property at a fixed location and which -ment Administrator Doug Kent, Mosquito
comprises an industrial or manufacturing Control Department Secretary Sandy
plant; or, a business establishing twenty- Hobbs, Assistant Road Superintendent
five (25) or more Iots to employ twenty-five '.,-Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe
(25) or more full-Utme employees in. this 'Danford, Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P.
state, the sales factor of which, as defined .;,Administrator Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
by Section 220.15(5), for 'the facility with. Department Captain Joe Nugent.
respect to, which it request an economic The meeting was called to order at
development ad valorem tax exemption is 6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
less than 0,50 for each ,ear the e.\emption Administrator Wells opened the meet-
is claimed. I' ing .ith-, prayer, and Chairman Traylor led
2. In order to ootain the ta.': eemp- .1 the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
tion, the business mu't provide an average TELEVISING, OF MEETINGS -
saJlarv ,l S21.0':,00: per full-ume employee NORTH GULF COUNTY-Chairman
.tilti such -alanies being computed '.l-ihout Travlor reported that the County
.Lhe two top executives included in the Commission meetings will be televised in
equation. North Gulf County effective January 26,
3. The business must provide a mini- 2000 Upon inquiry, Commissioner Knox
mum of $250,000.00 in taxable improve- reportned that televising in the unincorpo-
ments within Gulf County, Florida to qual- 'rated areas of South Gulf County should
ify for consideration for the tax exemption, begin within the next 2 months.
4. Each proposed applicant for a ta\ CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
exemption l-.hall "ubrnit, in the year that C.-ommiisiorer Yeager, second by
, the exemption is desired to. take effect, a,; Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
written application on a;form-prescribed by the Board approved the Consent Agenda, as
the State Department of'Revenue and Gulf 'v frllow..v-
County Board of County Commissioners, ,. I.Minur.es
with such exemption application including -January 11, 2000 Special Meeting
the following minimum information: -January 11, 2000 Regular Meeting
A. Name and location of the new busi- 2. Court Order
ness or the expansion of'the existing busi- -Payment to Timothy J. -McFarland
ness. (Stephens #96-197-CF, 99-120-CF,
B. A description of the improvements 99-108-CF $342.00 to be paid from
to real property for which an expansion is Account #61021-31000)
required. -Payment to Timothy J. McFarland
C. The date of commencement of con- (Blevin #99-123-CF, 99-94-CF *
struction of such improvements. $740.00 to be -paid from Account
D. A description of the tangible per- : #61021-31000)
sonal property for which an exemption is -Payment to John Deighton Simpson
requested. (Polk #99-119-CF $1,047.50 to be
E. The dates when such property was paid from ACcount #61021-31000)
or is to be purchased. 3. Inventory
F. Proof to the satisfaction of the -Road Department transfer to Mosquito
Board of County Commissioners that the Control Department (#100-414 1991
applicant is a new business or an expan- Mack Dump Truck)
sion of an existing business as defined In, 4. S.H.I.P.
Section 196 of the Florida Statutes. -Purchase Assistance Joanne
5. Prior to taking action on the appli- Flanagan ($11,615.00)
cation for tax exemption, the Board of -Subordination Agreement Policy, as fol-
County Commissioners shall deliver a copy ,;, lows:
of the application to the Property Appraiser SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT EQPOLICY


Secondhand Smoke

Poses A Threat

To The Children
Almost every year 150,000 to
300,000 causes of infections,
such as bronchitis and pneumo-
nia, are reported in infants 18
months of age or younger who are
exposed to secondhand smoke.
Tobacco smoke contains
about 4,000 chemicals, including
200 known .poisons. Every time
someone smokes, poisons such as
formaldehyde and ammonia are
released into the air, which means
that now only is the smoker inhal-
ing them but also everyone else
around him; This holds especially
true for children.
Infants who are exposed to
secondhand smoke are more
likely to suffer from a variety of ill-
nesses such as ear infections,
bronchitis, pneumonia, and chest
colds. Studies also show that chil-
dren who have parents that are
smokers are more likely to suffer
from more long-term problems.


A study Involving children
between the ages of five and nine
shows that children whose par-
ents smoke suffer from more
cases of Impaired lung function
than children whose parents do
not. smoke. Secondhand smoke
has also been known to aggravate
a child's asthma to the point of
triggering an asthmatic episode.
For a free Secondhand Smoke
Education Program, contact the
American Lung Association of
Florida, Northwest Region at 850-
478-Lung (5864) or 1-800-LUNG-
USA.

Living Hearts Day
The New Bethel A.M.E.
Church. located on the corner of
Avenue C and Highway 98 in. Port
St. Joe, will be hosting Living
Hearts Day on Sunday, February
27, at 11:00 a.m.
The speaker for this worship
service will be Deborah Crosby.
Reverend Calvin Griffin, Sr. and
the church family invites everyone
to join them in this special ser-
vice.


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15,:2ti Stree


MINUTES OF THE GUAF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
E2--a


1) To lower the interest rate. and reduce
the mortgage payment.
2) The current principal balance on the
first mortgage is not increased by more
than 3%..
3) Loan to value ratio does not exceed 90%
after refinancing.
4) No "cash out."
5) Need an appraisal of the property, to
.determine value .(cost of appraisal and
all associated loan closing, cost to be
responsibllit of the mortgagor).
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION-
Attorney McFarland reported that a media-
tion hearing was held with G.R.I.T., and a
settlement was reached regarding the Willie
Meredith (Road Department employee)
worker's comp case, in the amount of
S i i,.?50.0u, Hz .t3e d that there may also
be one more case fr.:,m the time the County
was with this insurance, company to be
negotiated;
INVOICE INDUSTRIAL PARK SUR-
VEY-Chief Administrator Butler presented
an invoice from Broward Davis &
Associate's, Inc. (in .the amount of
$2,330.00) for a survey performed on a tri-
angular portion of property across from the
Industrial Park. He stated that the survey
was requested by Commissioner Stanley,
with the intent for. his work crews to clear
the property. Upon further discussion that
S.. M. Marley & Associates surveyed the
same piece of property in 1997 for $407.00,
Commissioner Stanley motioned to table
this invoice until a breakdown of the costs
is received from the 'company.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
APPEAL REPRIMAND/ROAD NAM-
ING-Chief Administrator Butler reported
that he had received a Notice of Appeal
from 911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson
regarding a written reprimand that was
placed into his file by Commissioner
Stanley. Upon discussion by Commissioner.
Stanley that 911 Coordinator Nelson was
insubordinate it hirm n hen he reque.sted
that Violet Pippin Road be craraned tL-. \ olet
Pippin Lante ,r Nelsor, and members of
the Board dlruS .ed the p:,lincr he u.se lor
naming roads, with Mr. Nelso:n staying that
he changed the name,of road even though
there was not 100% agreement from the
residents living on the road. After further
discussion, Commissioner Peters stated
that individual commissioners should not
place reprimands in employee files and
motioned to remove the reprimand from Mr.
Nelson's.file. Commissioner Yeager second-
ed the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Stanley voting no. Upon
inquiry by 911 Coordinator Nelson, the
Board stated that he has authority to name
and re-name roads, according to the policy
adopted.
ROBERTSON'S CEMETERY (A/K/A
GAUTIER CEMETERY) DALKEITH-.
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
according the U.S.G.S. Quad map,. the
County would have to cross wetlands to use
the existing easement for access to the
cemetery,, which would mean obtaining per-
mits from other officials. Upon his discus'-
sion about obtaining a permanent ease-
ment to enter through the gate and cross
the pasture (higher ground) to get to the
cemetery,' Extension Agent .Carter reported:
that the: heirs to that. property have told
him they will not agree to-give the County
an easement through their pasture.
C.omrmi.sslorer Peters stated .that he,
Commissioner Stanley, Chief Administrator
Butler, and Extension Agent Carter will
look into this matter and report back to the
Board.
TRUCK DRIVER I MOSQUITO CON-
TROL DEPARTMENT-Upon motion by,
Cormmissioncr .. Yeager, s-conro by
C.rmmisslorner Stanley, anrd unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to post a notice to
fill a Truck Driver I position at the
Mosquito Control Department.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW BOARD RECOMMENDATION-
Chief Administrator Butler reported on a.
P.D.R.B.' meeting held on January 18th,
stating that they are recommending that
the Board grant a 2 1/2 foot right-of-way
variance orn ,AtanLic Street at St. Joe Beach
for Dam.on and Brendj' Williamson (Parcel
#04098-010R). Upon motion by Commis-
sioner. Knox, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
.approved this recommendation.
PUBLIC PROPERTY COUNTY
ROADS-Marilyn Blackwell appeared
before the Board to inquire about the
Department of Transportation maps and
the roads closed by the St. Joe Company.
Upon her inquiry, Attorney McFarland
reported that the 3 particular roads that
were mentioned to him appear to have been
permissive use by the landowner instead of
public domain. After discussion, Attorney
McFarland stated that he will check further
into this matter.
NEW JOB CLASSIFICATIONS -
UNION-Upon presentation of the descrip-
tions for the new mechanic job classifica-
tions by Administrator Wells, Commission-
.er Peters motioned to approve these job
descriptions, post the notices for the jobs,
and. to advertise to hire for these positions,
if no one signs up. Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
UNION CONTRACT PAYROLL-
Upon discussion by Administrator Wells
that the Union contract has now been
amended and ratified, the Board agreed for
the Union employee pay raises to be
processed.
TELEVISING OF MEETINGS-
Administrator Wells thanked Ken Murphy
for his assistance is setting up the video
recorders in the Board room, which will
allow for televising of the Board meetings in
the unincorporated areas of the County.
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT FENCE
-Upon request by Captain Nugent, the
Board agreed to install a fence with a gate
from the generator building to the corner of
the E.M.S. building (approximately 30-40
feet).
NOISE RACETRACK-Chairman
Traylor reported that Mr. Brannon, the new


owner of Gulf County Speedway, reported
that he does not have the funds to "buffer"
the racetrack'at this time: After further dis-
cussion regarding checking the decibel lev-
els, Chairman Traylor requested that,
Extension Agent Carter arrange a citizen
meeting with the residents of the area
affected by the racetrack.
VETERANS NURSING HOME-
Veterans' Service Officer Williams reported
on a meeting held in Tallahassee regarding
location of the new Veterans' Nursing
Home. He stated that he did not attend that
meeting but had a telephone conference
with Mr. McPherson, who stated that the
'only concern they had regarding Gulf
County's location is that there are wetlands
on a portion of the property. Veterans'
Servi ceOfficer Williams reported that Site
Committee will make their decision on
February 2nd and it -ill be submitted to
the Governor's Office for the final decision.
VETERANS WELLNESS/THERA-
PY-Veterans' Service Officer Williams
reported that he had requested that the
Beacon Hill Therapy and Wellness Center
and. Gulf Pines Physical Therapy prepare
packages to .submit to the 'Veteran's
Administrauon for approval for program
parucipaUon by Veterans.
SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT POL-
ICY-S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams
reported on the Subordination Agieement
Policy adopted by the Board in the Consent
Agenda, stating that he felt this mechanism
had been misused in the past.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM HOUSING
PLAN-S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams
reported ihat it is his intent to request that
-.he Board increase the Rehabilitation
Assistance to $17,000.00 when the new
Housing Plan is adopted.
GERI-CARE/BEACON HILL THERA-
PY AND ,WELLNESS CENTER-
Commissioner Knox discussed the ribbon
cutting ceremony held at the Beacon Hill
Therapy and Wellness Center, stating that
it is an outstanding facility which not only
provide jobs. but offers an excellent well-,
n ness and therapy program for cluzens. .
ROAD ACCEPTANCE HOWARD
CREEK-Commissioner Stanley discussed
that he needs assistance from the Board
regarding N. Turkey Avenue and N. Duck
Avenue in Howard Creek. Upon his discus-
sion regarding limited maintenance agree-
ments, Attorney McFarland inquired about
the possibility of the families on the roads
requesting that the County accept them.
After further discussion regarding obtain-
ing easements. Chairman Traylor passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman Stanley and
motioned to accept these roads.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion.
After discussion that this must be contin-
gent upon the consent of the residents, the
motion passed 3 to 2, with Chairman
Stanley and Commissioner Peters (due to
the procedure) voting no. Chairman Stanley
returned the Chair to Commissioner
Traylor .' '
TAX INCENTIVES RESOLUTION-
Upon request by Commissioner Yeager,
Attorney McFarland discussed various.
aspects of the tax incentives resolution
adopted by the Board, stating that the
County would decide how incentives are
given, based upon characteristics of the
proposed business. Commissioner Yeager
discussed the importance on the public
being informed about tax incentives, as this
is the only way Gulf County may be able to
attract new businesses in the area.
HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN-
Commissioner Yeager reported that he and
Chief Administrator Butler will be working
on a proposed Habitat Conservation Plan,
which the .County must adopt to continue
beach driving, etc., in the Cape area.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION RESOLU-
TION-Upon request, by Commissioner
Peters, Attorney McFarland read a pro-
posed resolution requesting that the ques-
tion-regarding "Anti-Affirmative Action" not
be placed on the statewide ballot.
Commissioner Peters motioned to adopt the
resolution, and Commissioner Stanley sec-,
onded the motion for discussion. After dis-
cussion that placing items on the referen-
dum is the way to allow the public to
express their opinion about'the issue, the
motion failed 4 to 1, with Commissionetr
Peters voting yes.
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM-
Commissioner Peters discussed the con-
tract with .Beacon Hill Therapy and
Wellness Center for a program for County
employees, and motioned to remove the
attendance requirement placed on the
employees (must attend the facility four
times per month, or pay the full cost).
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion
for discussion and, after discussion that
the employee has to pay 50% of the cost at
this time and that the Board will be
informed about participation, the motion
passed unanimously.
TAX INCENTIVES-Chairman Traylor
discussed the importance of the tax incen-
tives issue being approved by the voters,
and requested that any citizens with ques-
tions regarding tax incentives contact a
County official for information.
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS-
Chairman Traylor discussed Commissioner
Stanley's article in the Gulf County Breeze
relating to the volunteer fire departments,
stating that he and Commissioner Stanley
do have a difference of opinion on how the
departments.should be operated.
VARIANCE BRYANT'S LANDING--
Commissioner Stanley reported that upon
visiting Mr. Fowler's house at Bryant's
Landing. he found that the gutter system is
still not acceptable. After discussion,
Commissioner Stanley requested that Chief
Administrator Butler submit a letter to Mr.
Fowler on January 26th, requiring that a
new gutter system be installed immediate-
ly,
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote. the meeting did then adjourn at
7:33 p.m., E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK











PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2000



Environmental Awareness Project



Kickoff-Local Youth to Plant Trees


North Port St. Joe youth gath-
ered on Tuesday, February 15th,
in the WIG Teen Center for the
kickoff of the community educa-
tional environmental awareness
project.
With a grant from the Arizona
Chemical Company, (a subsidiary
of the International Paper Com-
pany), the youth will be supplied
with trees, flowers and other
plants for improving their com-
munity, as well as learning about
environmental responsibility.
Initially .trees will be planted
at North Port St. Joe churches,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
OF PORT ST. JOE,.
Plaintiff.
vs. CASE NO, 99-419-CA
RICHARD W. BLACK and wife,
BARBARA J. BLACK.
Defendants.
/-
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45. FLORIDA STATUTES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Default Judgment dated the 10th day of
February. 2000, in Case No. 99-419-CA of the
Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in
and for Gulf County. Florida. in which CITIZENS
FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF PORT ST. JOE Is
Plaintiff, and RICHARD W. BLACKA and wife. BAR-
BARA J. BLACKA, are the Defendants. I will self to
the highest bidder, for case, at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse In Port St.-Joe, Florida, at
1.1-00 o'clock a.m.. Eastern Standard Time, on the 9
day of March. 2000, the property described as fol-
lows: T :
Lot Sixteen (16), Block Thirty-Six
(36) in the City of Port St. Joe.
Florida. Unit #3. according to the
official mnap on file in the office of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida.
DATED THIS 10 day of Feb., 2000: i.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
2tc, February 17 and 24, 2000.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE QF .
CHARLES L. SMITH. JR.. file Number: 00-0002
Deceased. Division: Probate
NOTICE DE ADMINISTRATION
The adminstrstiUon of the esiste of
CHARLES L SMITH. JR. deceased File Number 00G.
0002 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County
Flonda. Probate Division. the address of hinuch as
Gull County Courthouse 1000 Fifth Street. Port St
Joe, Florida 32456 The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below. I
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT: ,
All persons on whom this notice Is served
uho have objections that challenge the salidlty of
theivII.-the quaiflcatlons 6f th& peridinal repreien-
tatle. venue, or iunsdlcuon or this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS.AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
. THEM. .
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's'
estate on whom a copy of this notice. is served with-
in three (3) months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 130) 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 esuLe must file their claims tlh this Court
WITHIN THREE i3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. .
.ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS'
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice s
February 17. 2000.
Personal Representatives: '
Charles Smith
2001 Long Avenue
Port St. Joe; FL 32456
Linda Smith .
2001 Long Avenue
Port St..Joe. FL 32456 *
Attorney for Personal Representauve- .
Charles A. Costun
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe. FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159 .
Florida Bar No. 699070
2tc. February 17 and 24, 2000.

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.
deceased. CASE NO. 00-0006-CP
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the ealaie of
JOHN CAYON CLAYTON, deceased File Number 00-
0006-CP Is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf'
County Florida. Probate Division, the address of
which Is 1000 Cecil G. Cosun, Sr. Blvd.. Port S(. Joe.
Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the Personal
Representatives attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT: '
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the qualifica-
tions of the Personal Representative, venue, or Juris-
diction of this Court are required to file their objec-
tions with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
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
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 their claims with 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.
/s/Marilyn Clayton '
MARILYN F. CLAYTON .
Personal Representative of
the estate of JOHN CAYON CLAYTON,
deceased
P. 0. Box 354
Port St. Joe. FL 32457
JOHNTSON, HARRIS. GERDE & JELKS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
/s/ ALLEN N: JELKS. JR.. ESQ.
239 East Fourth Street
Panama City, FL 32401
850/763-8421
Florida Bar No. 449490
2tc,. February 17 and 24, 2000.


and later trees and other plants
will be planted throughout the
entire community, including in-
side, as well as outside plants.
Representing all the North
Port St. Joe churches, the group
of about 50 youth interacted with
guest speaker and project advisor,
Roy Lee Carter, Gulf County
Extension Agent, as he presented
them with questions and facts
about the importance of trees and
plants in our environment, and
the importance of the responsible
role the youth will be accepting.
Mr. Carter explained the goal


LEGAL NOTICE'
PUBLIC TEST OF
S, VOTER TABULANG
EQUIPMENT
THE LOGIC AND ACCURACY TEST WITH THE
AIS 'SCANNER FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFER-
ENCE,PRIMARY ELECTION WHICH WILL BE HELD
MARCH 14, 2000, IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY,
MARCH 10. 2000 AT 10:00 AM ET AT THE GULF
COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN PORT ST. JOE.
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
CORA SUE ROBINSON
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
ltc. February 24, 2000.
S INVITATION TO BID
The City of Wewahitchka will be accepting sealed
bids for fencing'around the tennis court, at T. L.
James Park. Specifications may be obtained at City
Hall. Bids will be accepted until 4' P.M. (CST), Feb.
28. 2000 by the City Clerk's office at City Hall. Bids
to be opened at the regular City Commission meet-
ing, 6:30 P.M. (CST) at City Hall. City reserves the
right to accept and/or reject any/or all bids and
reward to the lowestand best in the opinion of the
City.
Jerri Linton
City Clerk
Itc. February 24. ,2000
ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ine under i;ried
intends to sell the personal property, described below
io enforce a lien unposed on said propeny under The
Flonda Self Storage Fiacili Act Statute- ISecnon
83 80 I 83 809
The undersigned will sell at public sale by competi-
tive bidding on the 11lth day of March, 2000. at;9:00
AM. on the premises where said property has been
stored and which are located at St. Joe Rerc-All
Inc., 706 1st Street. Port St, Joe, FL, CouJnt) of Gulf
State of Florida, the following:
Steve Gibson, #61, Misc. Furnishings
and Personal Items
Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase
in cash only. All purchased items sold as is where is
and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale sub-
ject to cancellation in the event of settlement
between owner and obligated party.
Dated this 25th day of February and 2nd day of
March, 2000.
2tc. February 24 and March 2, 2000.
ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned.
tends 0o sell the personal property de,'-ribed beloa
lo enforce a ben imposed on sjd property unaer The
FlIonda Shll Storage Facility Acl Sliatute- (Shcuon
3 601 838091
The urnerilgnea r ill ell ut public slde by compeu-.
twe oiduig on the I Ith day of lMarch. 2000.,'At 9 00
SAM. on the pr seheptmise re .aud'piroppen )3.li-er,
stored ara which are located at St Joe RenI-.AMl
Inc 706 IstStreet. Por St Joe. FL. Counryof Gull
State of Florida. the following:
James/Tondra Watford, #70. Misc.
Furnishings and Personal Items
Purchases must be paid for at the 'time of purchase
in cash only. All purchased Itemssold as is where Is
and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale sub-
ject to cancellation in the event of settlement
between owner and obligated party.
Dated this 25th day of February and 2nd day'of
March, 2000.
2tc. February 24 and March2, 2000. '
ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned
intends to sell the personal property'described below
to enforce a lien imposed on said property under The
Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section
83.801 83.809) .
The undersigned will sell:at public sale by competi-
ue bidding on the 1 h day of March' 2000, at 9:00
AM. on the premises %here raid property h3s been
stored and Ahah ar- locaIted 3t St Joe Rer.,Al
Inc 706 I t Street. PF'n St .Je. FL CourN trA G,-ll
SSate ol FlInda the .,irloluin
Lettle Relnholtz. 017. Misc.
Furnishings and Personal Items
Purchases must be paid for at the time of pIurchase
in cash only. All purchased Items sold as is where is
and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale sub-
ject to cancellation in the event of settlement
between oaner and obligated parry
Dated this 25th day of February and 2nd day of
March. 2000
2ic. February 24 ard March 2 2000


I MBL OE


For Sale by Owner: 3BR/2BA 52x24
DW MH on 75x150 lot, wood deck
front/ back, new roof, no repairs need-
ed. 12x 12 storage shed 1 1/2 blks from
gulf in SJB., Appraised/$65,000.
Selling/ $62,500. Exc. cond. Call 647-
3111 or 647-8980; tfc 2/3

Lots for sale in-PSJ. 4 lots corner of
Palm Blvd.& 19th St. high & dry, po 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
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 2/3

By Owner: 3BR/ IBA blk home w/vinyl
siding, Juniper Ave., near schools. Fam.
rm, extra kit., CH/A, carport, 40' work-
shop/shed .12'x24' util. shed, sat. dish,
auto sprinkler sys, fenced back yard.
$75,000. Call 229-6070. tfc 2/3'






WANTED: Used 4-wheeler In good cond.
Call Eric at 229-8997 or 229-6864.


-r _
NOW See Thie Star On Line at
www.StarFL.com


of the project and motivated the
youth by asking them to think
about such things as why it i'!
important to plant trees, whai -
trees need to help them grow, and
how each youth can individually?
make a difference by being a res-'.
ponsible citizen of the communi-.
ty.
Each question asked was fol-,
lowed by a discussion and by the-
end of the presentation, the youth"
were aware of the oxygen giving.
nature of trees, that trees need
sunlight, soil, compost and water.
that compost is made from rotted
leaves and manure and provides, a,
tree with life giving nitrogen,,
phosphorus and magnesium, that,
water carries these nutrients front-
the roots throughout the tree and
the. importance of keeping trees
moist in order for them to absorb'
nutrients.
'Mr. Carter introduced' .
Castldera Watts and Ulyssee BestT
as volunteers who will be taking-
the youth in 'smaller separate"
groups to look at the trees, help
with the planting, and to go with.
the youth monthly to check onh
the trees and keep them main,
trained.
Mr. Carter then introduced'
special guest, Nathan Peters, Jr.,I
Gulf County Commissioner for
District Four, as the man respon-
sible for acquiring the grant from
Arizona Chemical and Inter-.
national Paper Company. Mr.
Peters told the youth group that'
,,<,'" +, .,.,,"' ', .*,l lt '+ .


Pharen Frazier and Alicia
Fennell plant a palm tree.
he wanted them to do something
for him. He said, "We want you to"


Gulf Coast Community"'
College will offer a Title Agent
Qualification Course during
February, March, and April.
Register. for this course in
advance at the Lifelong Learning
Center-on the-second floor of the
Student Union East Building.-,,
Fees listed 'are .for Florida resi-
dents. Registration is held
Monday thorough Thursday from
8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and
Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30
p.m.
The 40 hour i.course in title
insurance includes closing proce-
dures, escrow handling, examina-.
Lion of title, abstracting, and title
searches. This course is designed
to prepare participants for the
state license exam. Students must .
complete the course with a grade
of at least 70 percent in order to.;
take the state exam.
Classes meet Monday and,


Extension Agent Roy Lee Carter speaks to youngsters about the environmental awareness project.


take what you learned here today
and give it to the community.
You're going to be the teachers
now. I'm depending 'on ya'll to
help me make this community
look good."
The youth were told they
would meet again soon to learn
from an Instructional slide, pre-
sentation how to plant the 15 gal-
lon trees correctly, then they were
dismissed for refreshments.
Also present to help with the
youth group were: Jeanette
Rouse, Regina Thomas, aind
Delmonte Price. Byron Johnson
who will also be helping, was
unable to attend the meeting.
Youth volunteers include Pharen.
Frazier and Alicia Fennell.

Officer
(Continued from Page 4B)

interpersonal skills, facility opera-
tions; communications; and
emergency procedures. Harids-on
skill courses are conducted in
defensive tactics, medical first
responder, and firearms.
A background check and
medical examination is required
of each applicant. State funding to
cover the cost of books, uniforms,
and tuitions is available for quali-
fying students.
Interested persons should call
Brenda Burkett or, Bart Furey at
227-9670.


Prudential
Vlj^ Resort Realty of
,W, St. George Island,


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


WATERFRONT Wetappo Creek 145 Fork Drive -This well kept 3 bed-
room, 2. bath, 6-year-old mobile home sits on approx. 5 acres. With _r
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 PATRICIA ;
service and private boat ramp- for. aP RAAP
Creekwood resident. This property is "Your REALTOR@
I h.o I- .oFor rLifel" .
well worth a look! Please call me for a For Life!88-227-2110"
'tour of this outstanding property. Fish .L 88,e27t1o10,.
farm set-up of tubs and tanks are nego- E-mail:
tiable. MLS #4944. $176,825.00. praap@st.joebay.com






? Crystal Sands

REALTY, INC.
OFFICE: (850) 648-4400
FAX (850) 648-4555 TOLL FREE 1-888-385-1844 -
1602 HIGHWAY 98 MEXICO BEACH
www.crystalsands.conm
GEORGE W. DUREN, Broker
Sales Associates:
Janice Brownell, Perry McFarland, Charlotte Sanford, and Buford Riley
, ". Joan Lovelace, Broker/Sales Associate .

'4414 AYizond Drive Mexico Beachl-;iAre you lookifg-for your tropical par- -
adise? Then this is the home for you!! This Southern paradise is located in a
quiet neighborhood within walking distance to the beach. Most beautiful land-
scaping in area.
S. tht. Accenled with palm-.
trees, crepe myrtles &
willows. Plant, lovers'
.- paradise! Fenced yard,,
with privacy fence. This
r 'a. a.. -t t beautiful six yepr-home
has 3 bedrooms and 2.
.I- baths, new carpet
.throughout,' living room
wilh stone fireplace, ceiling fans in all rooms, attic fan, 2 1/2 car garage with
workshop, central heat/air, all appliances included. Many extras, including
2x6 all exterior walls, also extra insulation for heating & cooling. Hhome has
captured that Southern look, $185,000.
6tc 2/10


k Prudential
!f Resort, Realty of
Wugpr, St. George land

St. Joseph Bay Office Barr
1520 C R C-30. Pori Si Joe, Fio.,da 32A56
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110 850-:


St George Island
850-927-2666 800-974-2666
Apalachicola
850-653-2555 888-419-2555

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


Cox Home Unbelievable 5BR/ 3BA,
3800 sq. ft. home with approx. 102'
Gulf frontage. Large windows provide
beautiful view. Hot tub on one balcony,
wraparound porches, fireplace, ceram-
ic tile and garden tub in master bath
add to appeal. MLS#4548.


Wednesday from February 21 to
April 26 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
The cost is $150 and a textbook is
required. For more information;
call (850) 872-,3823 or (800) 311-
3685, extension 3823.


Sincere Thanks
Prudential Resort Realty
would like to extend its sincere
appreciation to all those con-
tributing to the second annual
Snowbird Appreciation party's
huge success. There were 90 in
attendance.
A special thank you to Elaine
and her staff at the St. Joseph
Bay Country club, Bo Pearce, and
those merchants who provided
door prizes;
A great time ivas had by all'.
largely because of the hard work
of all involved.


I MAOBILE HOE I 'hlf


SIL'S MOBILE HOMES

1023 N. Tyndall Parkway

Panama City, FL 32404


Inventory Reduction Sale on

Zone II, Zone III, DCA Modulars


No Reasonable Offer Refused.

Also,

Special Government Programs

Available on all Homes.


Interest Rates as low as 7.75%

Call 1-800-239-4671

Florida's oldest & most trusted

dealer--since 1957

Open 8-8 Monday-Friday,

8-6 Saturday, 1-6 Sunday


SCAPE SAN BLAS BEACHFRONT ,
Ashmore Home. An elegant
4BR/3.5BA, 3422 sq. ft. Gulf front
home with all the amenities: fireplace,
wood flooring,, elegant master
bath,walk-in closets, elevator, balcony
and decks. Excellent rental potential.
$695,000. MLS #4829


........ .- -,. .



PORT ST. JOE, "Bell's Home." An MEXICO BEACH CANAL FRONT.
ideal home for the busy family near "Sullivan Home". Newer 3BR/2BA
,an elementary school, this brick waterfront home with great
3BR/2.5BA, .2000 sq. ft. home room, gas fireplace, Bose sound sys-
boasts a.dining room, family'room, tem, master bath with whirlpool, in-
modern master bath with double van- ground swimming pool, two 12,000
ity and garden tub, wood' floors, lb. boat lifts, fish prep. area and
porch, and irrigation well. $162,000. more. $340,000. MLS #4898
MLS #4939
1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudent and are registered service marks
of The Prudential InsurAnce Company of America Equal Housing Opportunity.


CAL TOAY OR ACATONFIM [MRATO


Title Agent Qualification


Course Offered at GCCC


RATES:
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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 24, 2000 Page7


WF RATES: I
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


-',7 '4


Iv-


ADD


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






1987 Buick Regal Lmtd.
V8, Air, Fully Loaded!!!
Good, solid car.
$2,200 OBO
Call 639-3009 1tc2/24
1980 Chevrolet Truck. Runs strong,
good dependable truck, $1,200 OBO.
Call .648-4571 or 227-6449.I ltc2/24
1993 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, .ots of new parts, still needs work,
$3,000 OBO, 647-5253 4tc 2/17
'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. t : tfc 2/10
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 gopd price,
Call 229-9158.
"B tp 1/20







Owner of sportscraft 25' fishing boat
looking for interested part to take fish-
irg parties in Gulf. Possible-lease..on.'
bpat/sale, 639-4657. lItc 2/24


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


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



Say. Sawtew s
S- 74 S




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
S .tfc 1/6


Now Open.
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
't. Joe Beach -
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106


1BR furnished apartment, utilities Inc.,
by the beach, 1st & last required, avail-
able March 1st, 648-5033. 2tc 2/24
In Wewa: large 2BR, $250/mo plus sec.
dep., needs work, 639-5721. Itp 2/24
'94 2/2 14x80 mobile home for rent on
private acre w/option. All elec., D/W, Ig.'
pantry, walk-in closet, Ig. living area,
carport, 'non-smokers preferred, $425/.
mo. plus sec. dep., 639-4657. ".2t 2/24
Apartment for Rent: 510 8th Street, Port
St. Joe, Call Buddy, 229-9784. 2tp 2/24
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 2/17.
For Rent: Gulf Aire executive 3BR/2BA.
townhouse, garage, screen porch, pool,
tennis court, private beach, $750/mo.
Call 647-8760. 4tp 2/17,
HOUSE for RENT: St. Joe Beach, IBR/
1BA, 1 block from beach, $350/mo.
Call 229-6961. tfc 2/3
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 3tc 2/17
Apartments for Rent. Call Kenny at 227-
7241 or Phil at 227-2112. tfc 2/3
For Rent: Spacious, 2 BR duplex in
Mexico Beach to responsible party,
$400/mo with $200 dep. Call 647--
9866. 6tp 2/3.
For Rent: 1BR, furn. apartment in Port
St. Joe, $75/week. Call 639-3600.tfc 2/3
For Rent: 2BR furn. trailer in Highland
View for more info. Call 227-1260, leave
message. I will call back. -tfc 2/3
For Rent: Unfurn. Trailer :2BR/IBA
12x65, Pineda St., St. Joe Beach. Call
647-5361. -. tfc 2/3

1 & 2 BR apartments for rent 2 blks
from beach. Reasonable. Call 647-3220
or 648-9572. tfc 2/3
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
Apartment/ Homes for Rent: 1 to 2 3,
BR apartments, duplexes, and homes1
' for rent In Mex. Bch. Furn.r& unfur-'
. nished. Call Parker Realty at 850-648-
5777 for more info. tfc 2/3


We have ,several long/ short-terni 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. Lfe 2/3
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court, St.
, Joe Beach. No pets, 1 blk from beach..
Call 647-5106. tfc &f /3
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordablehousing 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

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 heat and air
'. *Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management;
S, Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 m


For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
*Wall to wall carpeting
SLaundry facilities
On-site Management
\ Voice/TTY Access fSr
(352) 472-3952 MIM1U


Quaint building, clean, small. easy to.
decorate,' ideal for small., weddings,
recep. dinners. Great rates. For info.;.
call 227-1776. tfc 2/3
Dead Lakes: RV/mobile home lots, $80/
mo, includes water 6& sever. Call 850-
639-5721 8tc 2/17.
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refng.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryerho.ok-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





Five family yard sale: Sat.. 26th. 8.00 to
3:00, 232 6th St. NO EARLY SALES.
Rain cancels. Stove, furn., collectibles,
clothes manyy misc. items. Itp 2/24
Yard Sale: Sat., 26th, 8 a.m.-5p.m., 108
Monica'Dr., Ward Ridge, misc items.
Yard Sale:, Sat., 26th, 8&a.mtil, 1606
Long .Ave. purses, new shoes, & baby
clothes. Itc '2/24
Moving Sale: Everything must go. Feb.
26 &227, 8:00 a.m., 107 North 36th St.,
Mexico Beach. Futon, sofabed, recliner,
dinette, crib, .playpen, baby clothes,
toys, clothing, etc. 2tp 2/17
GIANT RUMMAGE SALE: Sat.. March
11, 8:00-1:00 EST, St. James Episcopal,
800 22nd Street, PSJ. '
Yard Sale: Sat., 8 a.m. til, 212 Balboa
St., St. Joe Beach. Glassware, tools, etc.
l ..tp 2/24

Moving Sale, Feb. 26th & 27th, 118
Magellan St., St. Joe Beach, power &
garden tools, plants, art supplies, air
brush, stainglass, crafts, books,
clothes & more. NOT BEFORE 8 a.m.,
(850) 647-3113. Itc 2/24


The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Senior High Social
Studies Teacher. Persons having appli-
cations on file .n. the .School Board
Ofice and wishing to be considered for
this position must request tohave their
application submitted. Application form
arid job description' are available at the
school office or see application at-
w1iwv.gulf.k12.fl.us. Completed applica-
tidhs should be sert to Dr. Bill Truby,
Principal, Wewahitchka High School,
754 E. River Road, Wewahitchka, FL
32465. Application deadline is
February 29, 2000,, 12:00 NOON,,C.T.
The Gulf County School Board is, an
equal opportunity employer. Itc 2/24
Mature, dependable person wanted to
work 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturdays
arid open some mornings at 7:;00 a.m.
Pat-fime possibly, working into full-
time. Helpful if.you know about hard-
,.are & tackle. Call 229-8933. uc 21'
Supply Clerk wanted '20 hrs per week;
Mon.-Fri. Must have good organiza-
tional skills, be dependable &. people
friendly. Apply at Sunbridge Care &
Rehab., 220 9th Street. PSJ. 3tc 2/24
First Baptist Church Is taking applica-
tiofis for the job of custodian. The jbb
will be 30 hours 'ai:week. 'Applications
ca~ be picked up in the church office
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Itc 2/24
Children's .Case Manager needed for
The Life Management Center of NW FL.
Must have bachelor's degree in psychol-
ogy, social work or related field. One
year experience with emotionally dis-
turbed children. Assess and advocate
for needed services. Entry level salary
with excellent benefits. Apply to:
AT1N: Component Director
Life Management Center of NW FL
311 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
The Life Management Center of NW FL;
Inc. Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Ite 2/24
The Life Management Center needs a
Mental Health Technician to provide
care and supervision of adult mental
health day treatment program, 16-20
hours per week. Must have high school
diploma or equivalency, Experience pre-
ferred. Apply to:
AITN: Component Director
-Life Management Center of NW FL
311 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The Life Management Center of NW FL.
[be. Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
11tc 2/24


Help Wanted at Slice & Ice, Hwy 98,
Mexico Beach. Must be 18 yrs. old.
Driver's license is a plus. Please apply in
person, tfc 2/24
Walt staff & kitchen help. The Boss
Oyster Restaurant, 125 Water St.,
Apalachicola, 653-9364. ltc 2/24
NHC HOMECARE, PORT ST.'JOE, Is
seeking a part-time/PRN HHA/CNA.
Employee-friendly atmospheree. New
graduates welcome. Experience a plus.
Mileage reimbursed. Interested Individ-
uals should contact Maureen NMattison.
Admin., at 229-8238, or apply locally at
418 Reid Ave.,,Port St. Joe. EOE/Drug-
free Workplace.. Itc 2/24
Busy Property Management Group now
hiring experienced cleaners. Weekends
only: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.
Please apply in person at Cape San Bias
Vacation Rentals, 4320 Cape San Blas
Road, (850) 229-6916. ,2tc 2/24
Cashier ,.needed, Full-time help. Call
Tammy at 229-8775 at Cape Trading
Post. ,2tc 2/24
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' area young, growing, aggres-
sive company. ..Call 850-229-2550 for
application orr information :or fax
resume to 850-229-8982. Ask for'
Phfllip. 2to 2/17
Executive Assistant needed for small
local family business. Looking for
friendly, mature person to work as exec-
utive 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. 2te 2/17
Housekeepers for, busy office. 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. tfc 2/17

Pianist, paid position. Trad. worship
service at 1st United Methodist Church
of Mex. Bch. If Interested. please call
church office at 648-8820. If no answer.
leave message & phone number. uc2,'3


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.m. &
3:30 p.m. No phone calls please. tf2/17
Housekeeper. Bluewater Inn, part time,
must be' able to work 7 days a week.
Call 648-4514 or 648-8121. 3tc 2/10
Behavorial aide. pt to ft. background
check required, travel required. bet-
ween 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-
r.endy 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 liberaJ paid
time off policy. Apply to H.R. Dept 220
9th St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. tfc 2/3
Driver. $10.50/hr. Time and one half
over 40. Local servce person for port-
able toilet route. Must have class A or B
CDL license w/good driving record.
Must be dependable w/good work histo-
ry. Insurance. uniforms. benefits and
401K provided. Great opportunity for
right person willing to work. Apply in
person at Hall Sepuc Tank Service.
3634 H%&y 231. Panama City. tic 2/3
SThe Dunes Beach Restaurant
I am accepting applications for the fol-
lowing poslutons:
Cooks
Salad Prep/Bus Staff
Dishwashers'
Waiter/Waitress
Bartender
Please phone or apply in person to:
The Dunes Beach Restaurant
3625 Cape San Bias Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Attn: Ken Whittaker, 227-1819
I tfc 2/3
Needed. Full-time Lic. Real Estate
Salesperson Call Barbara Harmon at
850-648-5767. tfc2/3





Tennis Anyone? If you are interested
In playing tennis for fun and exercise,
call Charlene at 227-9695. 4tp 2/10


TRD S andI SE I CE


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 expe,''encced ,enisheri
827-6828 ask for Dusty.

* Resldentlal *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Irndustrial
A 8 R Fence
Fencing and ConcreteWork
Albert Flelschmann .. FREE Estimates
EIN#5,3115646 (850) 647-4047


Locally
Owned


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


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


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x- id Residential
o0 "Commercial

Termite & Pest Control
STr i.le Tr- l.'nceri,: R:Iedurarni M.i ,
SFle.a Corlc:.l C.cr .do .'-r,;'jr-.
SHou:ier.oid P.iI Ccir.ric i r IJr TreaTmeri-L
R 6 1 :iiE i veiiC.'I reports CorEiruil,:-", S~il;
,_ pecializing in Vacation Rental Properties
L FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Ehtire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products


f PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
SPhone 227-2112

/ MINI-STORAGE \



5x10 10x10 10x20
On' Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
:"SK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-22.48416
S RA0043378 ER0I07623


COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803 tfc 2/3

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


C. J.rS to.awn
Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD-MACHINES
TRIMMING
Swill work for you.
Licensed and Insured Serving
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC "0o369
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
229-8631



Steve Brant's

ROOFING

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

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


2026 Marvin Avenue
S jl Port St. Joqe FL 32456
License #RCb067081

VA^ ^Phone(850)

Y -"yesars epn9e-U 229-6 859
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Fine


Michael Wood Residential Contradctor 227-158-9
carpentry & architectural details,
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured -'License #RR0067190 '


K GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS I INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS. .
.648-5474 10992, RAl15421


COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE

Downtown Apalachicola

Offices available in Historic District

Prime Locations
Prudential Resort Realty
v 4.iof St. George Island

S- Phone: 850-653-2555


Office: 850-229'-018
Fax: 850-229-8976


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


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FOR SALE: Choice "4-grave site, Holly
Hill Cemetery. Call 639-4205. 3tp 2/24
For Sale: Twin Red Metal Bunk Bed
w/mattress, $150. 229-8020. itp 2/24
Almond Kenmore 14 cu. ft. refrigerator
& continuous self-cleaning range, $75
each. Central vacuum sys., $50. May
consider trade. 227-2191. Itc 2/24
Arch Steel Buildings-Huge Savingsl
4 Undelivered Buildings-25x26,
30x44, 30x60, 40x50. Must Sell
Immediately! Perfect for Workshops/
Garages. Financing Available. 1-800-
341-7007. www.steelmasterusa.com
Iltp 2/24
For Sale: Good used appliances: refrig.,
washers & dryers, dishwasher. Ext.'
Call 647-5113. 2tp 2/24
Hardly used heavy duty washer/dryer
. for sale, $400 OBO, 648-4455. 2tc,2/24
For Sale: Two person hot tub duo spa.
Jets, lights, & cover, $350. Like new,
works good. Call 648-4877. 2tc 2/24


Steel buildings, new, must sell:
40x60x14 was $17,500 now. $10,971;
50x100x16 was $27,850 now $19,990;
80x135x16 was $79,850 now $42,990;
100x175x20 was $129,650 now
$78,850. Call 1-800-406-5126 Itp 2/24
5th Wheel Camper 1977 Country Air, 35
ft., $2,700 OBO. Call 850-648-8209.
Can deliver. 3tc 2/24
For Sale: '98 Yamaha YZ 125, $3,000.
Call 227-1882. ltc 2/24
Twin size pop-up bed, $20. Call 648-
2039. ltp 2/24
Work from Home: $500-$2,000/mo. PT
or $2,000-$6,000 FT, Full training pro-
vided. 1-888-347-5284. 2tp 2/24
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, 871-5318. ,ip2/24
For Sale: Swinger bass 'entertainer 300
organ, $200, 106 Hunter Cr,.PSJ 2t02/17


I' M]BI HO:ErSn I


Kirkwood mobile home, 2BR/1BA, front
Used furniture for sale.- Johnnie's -kitchen, good cond: $3,500 obo. Call
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfc 2/-3, 639-5856. 4tc 2/10
Piano Lessons. Ages 6-12. For infor-, New Zone III, 16x80, 3BR/2BA,
mation, call 648-5306. tfc 2/3 $25,995, set-up & delivery. Call Ken, 1-
800-239-4671. 2tc 2/24


REEVES
Furniture 8 Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
Ic 2/3

Gina the Clown
Available for birthday parties.
Magic, face painting, balloons & games.
Party room for rent at Slice and Ice, '
Mexico Beach. Partyroom includes.clovw,
show, pizza, drinks and ice cream.-
No Fuss No muss. Coll 850-648-1772.
.


Land Home Package, Wewahitchka,
S450/mo. Call Vance. 850-785-4671.
2tc 2/24


1987 14x70 Horton mobile home. 3BR/'i
2BA. Double roof, 2 porches, good cond.
S 13.000. 639-2502 4tp 2/17'
New Zone Ill. double wide, 3BR/2BA,
$31,095, set-up & delivery. Call Allison,
1-850-285-4671. 2tc 2/24
SNew DCA Modular, 3BR/2BA, $39,995.,
Call Larry, 1-800-239-4671. 2tc 2/24
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'FOR SALE: Registered Chihuahuas
$175 ea. Call 648-5306. tfc 2/17

Seff'rhose 'Unu'anted Items
u.'ith A Caissified-1tf!
P. ace "burs )(ozu'! 227-1278 .


"Golfers Dream Come True." Beautiful
high & dry 1/2 acre lot In Cape Plan-
tation sub., overlooking the 17th Fair-
way of St. Joseph's Bay Country Club.
Close to town, schools&& beaches. 'Must
see to appreciate. Priced right to sell.
Call 850-229-9431. tfc 2/24
For Sale by Owner: 1304 Palm Blvd.,
3BR/2BA Remodeled within last year,
$89,900. By appt. only. 227-3685. 4,.2/17
House for Sale: 2015 Marvin Ave., 3BR/-
2BA, hrdwd. floors, lift. ceil., privacy
fence, sprinkler sys., many extras. By
appt. only, $135,000, 229-8806 4tp 2/17
For Sale by Owner: 1610 Palm Blvd. in
PSJ. Brick, 5BR or 4/BR w/Ig den,
2.5BA, liv. rm w/flreplace, separate din-
ing rm., dbl ovens in kitchen. brkfast
area in kit., ceiling fans in all rooms
except dining rm.. new carpet in living.
rm. & hall. pull-down stairway to attic,
security system.. loads of cabinets &
closet space, double carport &'double
garage, home on 2 lots, fenced back
yard w/privacy. fence on 2 sides, sprin-:
kler system w/shallow well. Save money
& avoid real estate charges. S114.000.
Call 229-9449. 4tc 2/3


For Sale by Owner: 1 1/2 acres on'
Palmetto Drive, Overstreet, cleared, cen-,
tipede grass, 1050 gal. septic tank, 400'
well w/pump and tank, 200 amp power
pole. For info. 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 /17
House For Sale By Owner: 4BR/2BA,
fenced yard. boat shed, 1703 Garrison
Ave. $85,000. 850-229-8474. Lic 2/3
House for Sale by Owner, 1302 Palm
Blvd., 2BR/1BA, 1200sf,. corner lot"
hardwd floors, new CH/A, siding, win-'
dows, paint. garage/workshop, move in
cond., .$79,900. Call 850-227-9391 ....
3BR/2BA home at 1211 Palm Blvd.
Approx. 1600 sq.. ft. w/huge master ste.
Front and back screened porch, fenced.
yard on corner lot. Please call your' local
realtor for more details.
1/2 acre lot & 12x60' mobile home for
sale on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd..In
Overstreet. 829,000. Call 229-6961 j.i


CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WORKS! ASK OUR ADVERTISERS!
CALL 227-1278 TO PLACE YOURS!!


J., C nterr.rises .202 Reid Avenue.
. nteprses Port st, )oe, FI. 32456
S 850-227-9414
N Fax 229-6041

lRadioShack
S Authorized Sales Center


MARY KAY
MARGARET PRESSWOOD
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
850-648-4896
S tic12/9

FOR HIRE '
S with operator:
Back Hoe Loader 'Bobcat
Bucket Truck Bush Hog Power
Tiller ]2i'x6' Trailer Docks Piers
Walkways Boat Repairs Welding.
Dermontt Vause 653-9760
Carl Lamb 227-2153.
.fie 12/2


SLIPCOVERS
BY
IRENE
40 WYearr Exwpeience. (850) 27-2766


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


MARVVIN'S
Satellite Service
6331 Georgia Avenue Call (850) 647-3171
Ports t e FL 245fh Cell i8o5'. P'l'om:,l n
1 2

.R Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11
/G\,. Reg. Stated Comimunication
* .-." 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave. Larry McArdle, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.


Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
SI Representative
S 211 Alen Memorial Way
4 '. 'Port St. Joe :
AVO f (850) 22 9-6460

BUDGET ELECTRIC
New Remodel;rg, Rew;re or Repair
No Job Too Small
We do i la '-vje II do .r ngl
850-827-2429
LICENSED & INSURED
UC# ER0015040 Tim Maestri


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


THE CABINET SHOPPE

JEFF JPOWELL,)WNER OERTR 5 YEARSEXPERIENCE
580 Palmertm Dr O'cr-tret Phone 648-4088
Port St Joe, FL 32456 Fax 648-8752

PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
# '. I REPAIR AND REMODELING
S(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tf 10/7Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671,99

aHanging Baselts Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Salt-Tolerant Ornamentals
Grounds Covers & Muchi More!

ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-21 12

Business arid Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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




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

Do-lt-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY! J
\____ .- ..- -- : -. .^ r


"Tron:.T..i.ir. Servce Owner. David Gainous
"0.1 Chann-'Eng--e Ove-rha.ul
GAINOUS AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE
Complete Auomlee Amotive Services
643 Dolphin Si. H,ghloand View
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
SPhone (850) 227-7514 Mobile (850) 227-5072


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

Mary Kay Cosmetics
Betty Lewis,.
Beauty Consultant
909 1Oth Street
Port.St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6005

Seffl'hose1 Unwanted Items
with. A Classified. Ad! .
Place yours N.w! 227-1278


Factory-trained automotive
technician available, call
229-2431,. ask for Bob


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'


COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES .
Dealer for Frigidaire FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Wlole New rand ot Cfiter
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty

229-6907 bor 227-5373


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STUCCO by DeGraff
"Tim DeGraff, Owner

Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated. Brick & Stone .
Over 50 color finishes to choose
from. Plus many architectural designs
Available;

Office: (850) 229-8588
( mobile: (8S0) 227-5424

QUALITY STUCCO WORK




WINDOW$ & DOORi


EXACT SIZ, REPLACEMENTS
WOOD BLOCK OR BRICK
CALL US BEFORE YOU BUY
GUARANTEED TO SAVE YOU MONEY
VINYL WINDOWS HAVE LIFETIME WARRANTY
EXPERT INSTALLATION

CALL 639-2942 OR 227-5986 ANYTIME.
.PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE.A LICENSED CONTRACTOR
RR0077101


Cape San Bias
Expeditions
Sea Kayak Sales & Tours
Certified Kayak Instructor
324 Sandpiper Rd, Cape San BIas,
Port St. Joe, FL 32,456 '
Phone (850) 227-7388


Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available'
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port-St. Joe, FL32456
850-229-8485


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

Carpentry, Windows,
Room Additions, etc.
Quality work
at affordable prices.
"The House Doctors" Lic.
#0066513. General Contractor.
850-647-3452


S ,TAXES

Beach Business .ACCOUNTINGSYSTEMS
Systems, Inc: *BUSINESS & COMPUTER SET-UPS
*QUICKBOOKS TUTOR
WANDA WHEELER
wandawheeler@digitqjexp.com 850-227-1 892


SecondMate Handyman Service
If your Mate is Too Busy for that Odd Job,
Call SecondMate


Lawn Maintenance
Odd Jobs

.Ron Westmark
850-229-8334


House Cleaning
S ,Shopping


Locally Licensed & Insured


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NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
SHERSHEL HARRISON
806 Garrison Avenue (850)L227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches:.
22 Years Experience Insured -.
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated


FOR CARS OR TRUCKS
$49.95 (A SET) r
CALL FOR DETAILS
PORT ST. JOE, FL. O



Mize Plumbing, G1ass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO051008, ER00116.18.
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or,227-3885 ,

ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-80.1w
ti.# ERo013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction .


STEAM CLEAI
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0 .AKrITI .LEtANIING7
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Odor Control 24 Hr. Water Damage
S* Pet Stains Free Estimates
V. (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEA


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


Coastal Service


STEAM CLEANING
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