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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: March 9, 2000
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR, NUMBER 28


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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2000


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Plus 34 Tax. ..


Linda Griffin has announced


Linda Griffin


County-Wide Tax Exemption Referendum Could


Rotarians Seek Donations Next- Tuesday's Presidential and Economic Developm
For Scout Hut Story on Page 3A Preference election will draw a Council (EDC) members are h
whole lot more attention for Gulf ing the tax abatement ques
Sample Ballot VOTEI-Page 8A County's voters than mpst of will be the spark that helps br
these type elections have in the more jobs to the county.
Big River Clean-Up Page 3A past. EDC Chairman Kenny W
SS Florida Stor Solves Democrats and Republicans pointed out to the commlssioi
SFlorida Story Solves alike will have the opportunity .to a recent workshop that one of
Shipwreck Mystery Page 1B influence their party's choice for questions to be asked by prosp
presidential candidate. But, all tive businesses exploring loca
Law Enforcement Activities registered voters, including non- in Gulf County is about tax inc
Cities & County on Page 7A partisan and independents, can tives. .
vote on the county-wide tax "We're not going anywh
Emerald Coast FCU Holds exemption referendum. without it (tax abatement)," b
Annual Meeting Page S5A Gulf County Supervisor of chairman Billy Traylor said c
Elections Cora Sue Robinson ing that same meeting.
St. Joe Ld. Offers Affordable reminded Gulfs voters Tuesday, It was exlained that
"3A .There will be something for Co-unt is competing for jobsa
Housing Lot Page everyone t vote on," as she Co i competing fr jobs,
School Happenings See stressed te importance' of exer- the only way t s gong to be
cising the right to vote. cessful will offers the sa
Obituaries Page 7A Hope To Spark Jobs. tools as other counties seek
Gulf County. commissioners As ror their residents.
,. As reported in this wee
r issue of The Star, Gulf still le
Birmingham states Intent the state in unemployment
Birmingham StateInienh

To Run For Clerk of Court Gulf's Still
- --'Doug Birmingham has Commissioner for District Two. *1 A 4- 1
announced his intent to seek the fL I /. 0
office of Clerk of the Circuit Court He has also been' active in
of Gulf County. Presently, Doug is civic and community service orga- When is being # 1 not go
employed as Chief Deputy Clerk (See BIRMINGHAM on Page SA) When it's time for the mon
to Benny C. Lister. Clerk of the unemployment statistics 'to
Circuit Court.. released from the State of Flor


He is a life-long resident of
Gulf County. He graduated from
Wewahltchka High School in
1966, attended Gulf Coast
Community College, and graduat-
ed from Troy State University in
1971.
Birmingham began his career
as a social worker with the State
of Florida in 1971. In 1975. he
became owner and operator of
Gulf Track -Serqvce-. which. -he
operated until 1989.
S For the 'past 10 years, the
candidate has been employed as
Chief Deputy Clerk in the Clerk's
Office.
I Birmingham was. elected to
the Wewahitchka City Commis-
sion in 1975. He was elected in
1f978 to the first of three consecu-
tive terms as Gulf County


Doug Birmingham


lent
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Gulf County's name seems to
be almost permanently etched at
the top of this list. This month's
preliminary report for January
puts Gulf County at 12.7%. This
Is three percentage points above
the number two county-our
neighbor to the west-Bay at
9.7% unemployment.
The good news for Bay is that
those figures are likely to take a
seasoriableo .adjustment to -the-"'"'
good, as spring breaks start and
the weather begins to warm. Gulf,
on the other hand, continues to
wait for jobs to begin to material-
ize. from a few recent encouraging
announcements.
In the state's report, they do
note that while Gulf still has the
highest rate of unemployment, it
also had the greatest over-the-
year decline (-8%).
What the report fails to reveal
however, is that many people who
comprised that 8% have since
moved from Gulf in search of new
jobs to replace those lost with the',
shutdown of the Florida Coast
Paper Company mill.


'Ray Dickens

Ray Dickens is

Dist. 1 Candidate
Ray Dickens, mayor of
Wewahitchka, reported to The
Star this week that he is in the
process of completing the neces-
sary paperwork to pre-qualify to
run for the office of Gulf County
Commissioner, District One.
He states that he has served
the community for over 32 years
working with youth groups,
school functions, senior citizens,
and any other activity that he
could assist in to make .this
community a better place in
which to live.
Dickens has been an active
member of Dalkeith Baptist
Church for over 23 years. He was
in the United States Army and is
now a life-time member of the
V.F.A.
The candidate has served the
citizens of Wewahitchka for four
years as a city commissioner and
10 years as mayor.


12.7%. Tax. abatement is being,


labeled as 'one of the major keys


her intention to seek election to
the office of Supervisor of.
Elections. Griffin believes that her
experience as Deputy Supervisor,
for the. past three years will
enable her to serve the people of
Gulf County in this office.
She intends to ensure the vot-
ers of Gulf County that the regis-
traction of voters and the election
process will continue to be han-
dled with dedication, honesty,
and integnty.
Griffin's campaign promise to
Gulf County citizens is to always
be accessible to them and to work
toward 100% registration of every
person eligible to vote. She
promises to continue serving the
county's 'schools with their elec-
tions so the young people will be
properly educated in the
American privilege of voting and
(See GRIFFIN on Page 8A)


Pierce Throws Hat In

Ring For Tax Collector
Rhonda Heath Pierce would (See PIERCE on Page 8A)
like to announce to the people of
Gulf County her intent to seek the
office of Gulf County Tax
Collector.
Pierce is a native of Gulf
County, graduating from Port St.
Joe High School in 1978. She
attended Gulf Coast Community .
College and Bert Rodgers School
of Real Estate. '
She is the daughter of Betty
'and James- Raymond Heath of
Port St. Joe. She and her hus-
band, Brent Pierce, have two chil-
dren, B.J., 13, and Justin, 10.
Rhonda's feels her qualifica-
tions for the office of Gulf County
Tax Collector come from her var- ) ,
led work experiences. She worked
in real estate for three years
where she first became familiar "*,,,
with contracts, budgets, and pub-
lic relations. Rhonda Heath Pierce


= New Jobs

(See VOTE on Page 8A)


bannon Gulfs "Teacher of the Year"
Port St. Joe High School Principal Chris Earley (left) and Gulf County Superintendent of
Schools Jerry Kelley (right) congratulated Sue Gannon, Gulf County's "Teacher of the Year," fol-
lowing the banquet last Thursday. (See story on Page 9A)


editor Wants More FigureS

Board Supports Back Beach Rd., Hwy. 231 Corridor


Port- St. Joe Mayor Frank
Pate, Jr. advised the city commis-
sion during Tuesday's regular
meeting that the city has received
notification from their auditors,
Deloite & Touche of Jacksonville.
that the firm would be unable to
perform the city's auditing needs
without a substantial amount of
contract increase.
Pate said the firm had con-
tacted City Clerk Pauline
Pendarvis, and the problem,.
seems to revolve around a lack of
personnel to perform the audit.
Deloite & Touche is in the
second, year of what could have
been up to a five year contract.
After the meeting. Pendarvis said
a spokesperson for the firm had
suggested that the city might look
at rebldding the service.
As the meeting's discussion
progressed, Mayor Pate suggested
that the board do exactly that,
but commissioner Damon McNair


asked the board to table the ques-
tion until he personally had con-
tacted the company to see what
was going on. The board agreed to
table the issue.
Ball Park Committee Reports,
Benny Roberts, chairman of


the Ball Park Committee, reported
to the city board, updating them.
on the'group's search for a recre-
ational complex location.
Roberts said he had met with
(See CITY on Page 6A)


Apalachicola River 6th on "Fat" List


Taxpayers for Common Sense
(TCS) and the National Wildlife
Federation (NWF) recently ranked
the top 10 "Fat" projects on the
Corps of Engineers' dredging and
maintenance list.
The Apalachicola River
Navigation ranks sixth on that
list. The riverway includes
Florida, Georgia, and Alabama
with an annual cost to federal tax-
payers of S20 million to maintain
the' Apalachicola-Chattahoochee
River System.
According to the report, the
project accommodates fewer than


two barges a day and destroys
some of the region's most produc-
tive wetlands.
The two watchdog groups
estimate that halting the 10 pro-
jects on the list would save, feder-
al taxpayers more than six billion
dollars in coming years.
Dredging along the
Apalachicola River has long been
'an issue in Gulf and surrounding
counties. The local "Help Save the
Apalachicola River Group" has
taken the torch' for this course
and is continuing efforts to pro-
tect the river.


Recipients of the 1999 Tapper Foundation grants.


Tapper Foundation Awards Grants


The board of trustees of the
George G. Tapper Foundation
announced March 7, the recipi-
ents of their 1999 charitable'
grants. The presentation cere-
mony was held at the Port St. Joe
High School Library; a fitting set-


ting to emphasize their focus on Cultural Programs.
children's needs in the local area. Port St. Joe Middle School was
The following charitable and awarded $5,000 for library
public agencies received awards books.
totaling $37,000: Dixie Theatre was awarded
* Port St. Joe Elementary School $2,000 for a performance for
was awarded $15,000 for (See TAPPER GRANTS on Page 6A)


TIGER SHARKS GO
FOR 5 IN A Row
Photos, Stats on Page 11-12A


Vote Tuesday, March 14th
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Griffin To Seek Gulf Co.

Supv. Of Elections Office


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,PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2000;;


Editorial by Willie Ramsey, Editor


The Second Helicopter


Is Hovering Overhead


Gulf Needs A Ride .
Everybody's heard the old joke about the man who died in the
-flood and found himself standing face to face before the Almighty
being asked the question-"What are you doing here?"
The man replies that he drowned in the flood while waiting on
God to rescue him, but God immediately responds that he sent two
helicopters and a row boat to pick him up-why didn't he take the
ride?
Residents of Gulf County find themselves in a very similar sit-
uation as next Tuesday's (March. 14th) Presidential Preference
Election day approaches.
Placed on that ballot is a simple referendum that has the
potential to spur economic development more than most any other
single incentive we can offer. County voters will have the opportu-
nity to give county commissioners the authority to grant property
tax exemptions.
Much has been said about this issue since it failed to gain
voter approval in 1998's General Election. County commissioners
have been vocal in taking the blame for not making it plain to vot-
ers how important tax abatement is as a tool to lure and hold jobs
in Gulf County.
Commissioners, in conjunction with the Gulf County
Economic Developmerit Committee, have set guidelines to follow
when considering tax incentives to prospective businesses that tie
any tax relief in a proportional manner to the firm's commitment
to Gulf County. The number of jobs created and average pay tops
the list, but long term commitment and investment in the county
are also very important pieces of the puzzle.
The commission and the EDC have the same interests most
other residents want-good, long-term JOBSI
All tax abatement questions would be considered during pub-
lic meetings and, in fact, a separate county ordinance would have
* to be passed for each and every business being considered for tax
incentives. This requires public advertising and public hearings
before the ordinance can be passed.
The state's most recent unemployment report once again ranks
Gulf at the top with 12.7%, unemployment. During the past sev-
eral months, most of us have asked ourselves at one time or
another what we might do to help change this; only to find our-
selves perplexed by the magnitude of the question, as we recog-
nized how limited our resources truly are.
Every Gulf County voter will have the opportunity next
Tuesday to do their part to help bring jobs to our community .
Let's take the ride.

Editorial by Wesley R. Ramsey, Editor Emeritus


What Happened To


Old 22 Extension Idea?

It Would Give Us Another Outlet To Larger

Markets Too, As Well As A Storm Outlet
'OUR OWN BACK BEACH ROAD AND an alternate method of
leaving and arriving into Gulf County has been proposed and
approved by the County Commission. This has been done under
the premise that any new roads are an asset. :
The proposal, especially, for an additional route to the outside
world from Gulf County is intriguing, to. say the least. To have that
third route join up with Highway 231-a major route to the north
and the Montgomery-Birmingham area, makes perfect sense to
us. This part of the south is growing by leaps and bounds and
some of that economic growth could feasibly spill over in our direc-
tion, if the road led to here. ,
Too, it would be another outlet in case of storms.
SOME TIME AGO, ANOTHER FEEBLE push was made to pro-
mote a shorter distance to Tallahassee. This Was prior to the con-
struction of I-10, and makes even more sense now than it did then.
The proposal was to cross the Apalachicola River with yet another


Hunker Down With Kes


by Kesley Colbertf


Dividing Asunder ...


I love preachers. They are
among the most interesting of
God's creation..One of my all time
favorites stopped by the office to
see me a week or so back.
We had made a mistake on-
some of his property and he stuck.
his head in to straighten up the
matter.
Wpll, naturally, he went right


In to preaching way before we
could get to his land problem! You
see, this fellow has spent his life-
time looking up-not down!
The little aggravations and
missteps of this world don't fret
him like it does the rest of us ..
As we strolled into a back
room, he was warming to the mes-
sage. Now, you might think he'was
just giving us a word of encourage-
ment. Or a short daily devotion. Or
perhaps a verse, to memorize.
You'd be wrong! :
We got the whole sermon
You know how those Assembly
of God preachers are-you get one
started .. '


Listen, I didn't mind at all. I'm
a pretty good guy. I haven't shot
anybody. I haven't robbed any
banks. Beat up any little kids. I
respect my parents. Shoot. I even
go to church once a week .
I was "one of God's ownn" and I
was preparing to be "lifted up."
I was getting' ready for my
"come on Brother,"' "preach the
.word" and "Amens" when he start-
ed in on forgiving your
neighbor!
Wait:a minute! I Wanted some
"God is good," "John 3:16," "Jonah
and the big fish" feel good stuff .

I wanted "preachin ." not


9eetci~ 6EcO cd 41te Z104,


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bridge, extending SR 22' through the
Apalachicola National Forest and reducing the
mileage to Tallahassee from our area by somed20-
25-miles in the process.
Now, with the existence of 1- 10 in the.
Tallahassee vicinity,' it would give us reasonable
access to the super highway and all the good
things it could bring to us.
.Plus, it would provide another crossing of the.
river, without having to drive 50 miles or so in
case one, bridge was out. Let's face it; the
Apalachicola bridge is vulnerable during storm
periods, which are subject to happen every year.
WE KNOW THE FUNDING OF SUCH A pro-
ject wouldn't be cheap. The bridge alone would'
account for/;at least half'the money needed to,
bring such a dream to fruition. But,' we think it


would be economically
this time.


feasible: especially so :at


Since the Department of Transportation is
feeling mellow toward Gulf County at this time,
we think it a good time to pounce on the project,,
as well as pursue the Highway 231 junction.
They are resurfacing Highway 71 from White
City, north, before it has literally fallen apart. As
far as We'can remember. this is the first resur-
facing we have,received before it was an absolute
necessity that the ,road 'be .'resurfaced. Recall
Highway 98. It was one big patch before anything
was done to correct it. Other roads in this vicini-
ty were In'e same condition. "
"'We say, strike while the feelings are mellow.
Who, knows when, this situation may happen
again?


"'uncovering." I wanted to be
"assured." not "convicted.'; [
expected him to congratulate .me
on my "good works.'q not illuminate
my "shortcomings"I
What kind of preacher is he!
Why. he picked the very subject
i'm the worst atil
I got to looking back. Don't
'think T ever forgave Eddie- Lee
Bi-ashear for dropping m'y baseball
glove in 'the mud back in the fourth
grade. I know' I haven't forgiven
J.B. Gallimore- for taking Fi-an
Smartt to the junior prom.
I don't know about y ou6 .'but
I'm quick to remember all the'lttle
things and it's hard to "letrgo"
if I think Ive been wronged .;.,
And now, the man who's going
to preach my funeral (if the
Rapture doesn't get us first) is
admonishing me to forgive all who
have trespassed against mel
AllI
"And when you stand praying,
forgive, if you have ought against
any: that your Father also which Is
in Heaven may forgive-you your,
, trespasses. .But if you ,do notIfor-
give,. neither. 'will .your Father
which is in Heaven, forgive yoir .

O.K., O.K., I get theimessagel
SWVouldn't ;you,!know I'd ,pick a
preacher that. was, right fond of
., quotin' scripture! .
I think he. could "feel" my.con-
- -viction. ,He shiftedito Paul's letter
to- the, Romans.,. Oh man, down
there in the 11th, 12th, and 13th
.chapters you.can get to the heart
of what we are. about. I listened
spellbound-I. don;tthink thiswas
the first time .he had pondered on
the relationship of man to man., or
man to God!
And. let me tell you something
brother, he wasn't preaching to the
choir. He was espousing this' spe-
cial Word directly to. the chief
among sinners!
He carried me to. the cross as
Jesus hung there, having .been
uejecte,, mocked, d s Iit on
humiliated ,.. his mQher., was
x, watching f"r goodness sakesI And.
oh, what a moment for his Father .

I'll tell you what I would have
done, given the situation and the
power. I'd a' been screaming for
those, ten thousand angels.. I'd a'
said. "Father, these suckers have
* never seen a Thompson, sub-
machine gun just stick it here-
in my left hand .. ."
Yeah, I'd a* been 'mopping up
: about the sixth hour!
J' Jesi.s had another thought on
his mind, "Father, forgive them; for
they know not what they do."
Eternally amazing! t
You got a problem in you'" fam-
ily? Forgive someone. Things ain't
going well at work? Forgive some-
one. School sometimes more than
you bargained for? Forgive 'some-
one. You about to get overwhelmed
at,,church? Forgive s meone. You
having trouble sleeping at night?
1. (See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


We're Back On The Job Again, With More Spare Parts!


WELL, HERE I AM back
again, after about nine weeks of
cooling it and leaving the writing
of this column up to someone else
to do. I've about got out of the
habit and the swing of things. It's
time into get.back into the groove.
This computer seems strange'
to me after the long lay-off. The
keys have moved on the key-
board; the commands have
changed to get certain effects.
Even the command to bring up
my pages has changed. I sat
down to the computer for the first
time and found that somebody
was right In the middle of some
project.
I immediately sounded a
warning that if somebody wanted
to "save" what was on the
machine, they had better do so
before I touched it, as I had for-
gotten how to.
There was then a mad rush
for the machine to "save" what
was already set and even pro-
grammed the computer to take


my blurb for me.


I NO LONGER have a "good"
leg I can depend on. Both of them
are full of spare parts. They sort
of remind me of Harry Lee Smith's
"NAPA" truck. His truck has so
many spare parts in it until it no
longer is able to claim any brand
name except "NAPA."
It seems to serve the truck
well, however. I saw it the other
day just chug-a-lugging down the
street just like it bore the name
"Mercedes." If my re-built legs will
serve me as well, we'll get along
fine.
I haven't yet-nor do I Intend


ETAOIN SHRDLU


by Wesley Ramsey /


to-'paint them the same color of
blue. as Harry Lee's truck!
Today is my first day out on
my own. I'm driving my own car,
so everybody had better watch
out. I don't think I'm quite as bad
as some of our more notorious
drivers of the past, but you never
can tell.
I remember one notorious
female driver of the past motoring
toward Highway 98 on 2nd Street
one day. Suddenly, she came to a
screeching halt, put her car in
reverse and started backing up all
the way to the corner, where she
took off in another direction,
entirely.,


And, no warning of what she
was about to do was ever given.
Those cars following her just
should know she Intended to
back half a block, and take off in
another direction.

THEN, THERE WAS the time
the late Captain Nick' Comforter
got. hit by a car, while crossing
Reid Avenue.
; He was bumped by this same'
lady driver. ,
Captain Nick had walked to
town from his Seventh Street res-
idence on a bright and sunny day
just made for walking. Suddenly,
he:"was nudged from behind by
the lady in the car. The lady
stopped and got of the car all
apologetic saying over and over
"Oh, Captain ,Nick,. I'm so. sorry
hit you., I wouldn't have had it
happen for the world IAt-'s all my.
fault! .
'Captain Nick looked the lady
in the eye and said with :a slow
drawl, "No, ma'am, it's all my own


fault. I saw you drive by my built close enough td my house
house, heading for town and I that I can record their'progress. A
knew better than to get on the ,Asthird expensive house has just
samestreet" "beefi completed.
'I hope I 'don't-make any faux"" This is-happening within two
pas like these. blocks of where I liver
'Further down tlhe street a


OTHER THINGS HAVE
changed, too. Some of ,them for
the better. We've"all been down at
the mouth, worrying about our
economic position for the past 18
months .,or so, Well, worry no
more. .
.. A number, of families have
been uprooted and some have
moved on, due to a good job open-
ing up elsewhere. But things are
beginning to get back to some
semblance of normal.
I have been' doing some. sit-
ting on my front porch In the sun
lately, watching the world go by
and waiting for the mailman to.
.iun. While sitting, there I have.
noticed things. One of the things
I have noticed is there pre two
large, expensive houses being


Smulti-million renovation, and
addition has just been made to a


school. ,
My question is,i Does this
sound like we're hang trouble
with our economy? z' I
Folks expected mae to bounce,
back from a little thing such as a
knee transplant. I even have peo-
ple asking why has" 'it taken so
long. There was no question but
what I would soon be back almost
as good as new. j,
Why then, shouldn't the same
expectations be made of our
town?' It's true, we 'have had a
major change in what we depend
oni for an,economic base but you
think changing from a normal
joint to two plates 'of stainless
steel isn't a change?


-THE STAR-
USPHS 51880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at. Port St. Joe, FL
William H. Ramsey . Editor & Publisher, President
Wesley R. Ramsey . . . Editor Emeritus
Shirley Ramsey Graphic Design/Office Manager


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TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements.
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains'. '


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Rotarians Seek


Donations for New


St. Joe Land Co. Offers


Affordable Housing Lots


Girl/Boy Scout Hut


The Port St. Joe Rotary Club
has sponsored the local boy
scouts for over 40 years. The club
membership believes in promot-
Sing family values and feels that
young people, through scouting,
-will be given positive values by
which to live.
A few years ago the Rotary
members decided that a newer
Sand more spacious scout hut was
needed for the boy scouts, so they
started putting money aside from
different fund raising events. In
, ,1998 the local Rotarians decided
to construct a building that could
'be used for all scouting programs
lin Port St. Joe.
Rotarian George Whiting drew
.a building plan 40x60 feet with
'three meeting rooms, a small
kitchen, rest rooms and a storage
S area above the ceiling in one end
of the building.
This drawing was given to
-Willie Roche of Holland, Roche
Design to make a set of building
plans for construction. She rec-
ommended a building 45x60 to


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Forgive someone. You have ought
against your neighbor? Get knee-
deep into Romans.
And I tell you, the way the
world is carrying on in this gener-
- ation, we -better get to forgiving
pretty quick. ....
You can't even write this story
I in most newspapers today. It
somehow is not "politically correct"
to be God fearing righteous .
We've come down with a touch
of the "stiff-neck" disease. It's hard
to humble your heart to the for-
giveness stage when you're caught
up in the "We're number I" bust-
ness.
It's been one of Satan's most.
'effective tricks for over six thou-
sand years ,
Well, Bro. Dave saw he had me
hopping on one foot so he eased off
a mite. "Kes, it's unpardonable for
us not to forgive. We must live in a:
constant forgiving mode. We -must a
be serious about the ;way ,we
approach Godly matters. We've got'


withstand .110 MPH winds and
donated her fee to help start the
project.
The City of Port St. Joe leased
the land behind the baseball field
to the Rotary Club for the new
scout building. The property is
spacious for outdoor activities
and close to all the schools.
Phase one, the concrete floor,
was poured in January. Wild
Billders, a local contractor, has
agreed to construct and dry in the
building as phase two.
Several large donations have
,been received since .the construc-
tion began. The Rotarians contin-
ue .to accept donations for the
price of many components like
trusses, doors, windows, shingles
and siding. All contributions are
tax deductible, and will be recog-
nized on plaques when the build-
Iag is completed. Donations to
$500 will be silver, to $1,000 will
be gold, and $1,500 and over will
be platinum.
The Rotarians are doing their


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to break down barriers, walls that
we place between us. If we're
unwilling to forgive .."
O.K., he didn't ease off much.
That's why I love him sol
I know he enlarged my heart
this day. I'm studying Romans.
And I have been for two solid
weeks now trying to get up with
Eddie Lee Brashear ....
I have re-thought the "mis-
take" that brought him in, the.
office. Maybe it wasn't a mistake at
all Maybe it was a divinely
directed message at the right time,.
at the right place, to the right audi-
ence .
I'm thinking now about trans-
posing a few numbers on another
account that he has. I've got some
questions about Isaiah, the valley
of the dry bones, the
Transfiguration, predestination,
this replacement theology going
around, the woman at the well .
Respectfully,
Kes


Shown above is a drawing by Rotarian A. George Whiting
depicting the proposed "Scout Hut," a stucco building on con-
crete slab, to be erected on Oak Grove Avenue.


part in sponsoring the scouting
programs. Now they need help
from the community. They need a
scoutmaster, cubmaster and sev-
eral assistants to 'reorganize the
boy scout programs..
The girl scout programs are
successful, but they too need


more adults to participate, so
more girls can join.
If you can help with. the boy
scout program, call Bill Lyles at
227-1251. To help with the girl
scout program, call Mary Gibson
at 227-3436.


"Big River Clean-Up"

Is Set For March 18th

Six Area Counties Are Involved In

Apalachicola River Clean-Up Efforts


Residents who live along the
Apalachicola River, as well as,
other interested Individuals, are
invited to participate in the "Big
River Cleanup" scheduled for
Saturday, March 18.
The Apalachicola River, the'
state's largest in terms of flow,
begins at Lake Seminole (Jim
Woodruff Dam) and weaves
through Jackson, Gadsden,
Calhoun, Liberty. Gulf and
Franklin counties on the way to
the Apalachicola Bay. Cleanup
efforts such as these will help pre-
serve this important natural
resource.
Big River Cleanup volunteers
will pick up trash along the banks
of the river (where accessible by.
roads) and at boat ramps or land-
ings. Volunteers with boats or
canoes will focus on cleaning up'
the water's edge. All volunteers
should bring their own gloves and
provide their own safety equip-
ment for boats. Trash bags will be


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provided.
Cleanup times will vary by
area. Contact your local organizer
for times and locations.
V While organized by the.
Northwest Florida Water
Management District's Division of
" Land Acquisition and Manage-
ment, area residents will serve as
local. organizers: in each of the
yiver basin counties. Area spon-
sors also will help with the costs
of the cleanup and include C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc.,
Walmart in Panama City and Neal
Land and Timber Company.
Anyone interested in particl-
pating should contact any of the
following local organizers:
Jackson County
Homer Hirt..............593-6495
Gadsden County
Lee Gardner............663-4475


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The St. Joe Land Company, a
unit of The St. Joe Company,
announced on Wednesday, March
8th, that it is developing 11 lots
on Avenue A in Port St. Joe,
designed for affordable housing.
These lots, the first put on the
market in Gulf County by St. Joe
Land Company will be available
immediately.
The lots, each approximately
75 by 150 feet, are located on the
south side of Avenue A north of
U.S. 98 and will have city water
and sewer hookups. Lot sales are
subject to final engineering and
permitting.
"The .St. Joe Company has
responded quickly to this need.
We believe we have found a way to
work with St. Joe to bring better
housing, transportation, jobs and
a better life to our citizens."
"This is a small example of
how we .can improve Port St. Joe's
neighborhoods and strengthen
our families," said Peters. "People
need good homes that they can
afford. This is a step in the right
direction to make that happen."
"These new lots will provide
11 families in Gulf County with an
opportunity to live in their own
affordable home," said J. Everitt
Drew, president of St. Joe Land
Company. "And we are ready to
develop additional lots as the need
arises." The objective is to make
these lots available to a variety, of
affordable home programs.
For more information on a
particular lot, contact Lewis
Howell at 850-913-1921.
St. Joe Land Company is
headquartered in Tallahassee

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St. Joe's core real estate business
to sell parcels from a portion of
the million acres held by St. Joe in,
northwest Florida and southwest
Georgia.
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-
mercial 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.

Ist Annual PSJ
Garage Sale Is
On March 18th
The Port St. Joe Merchants
Association will be holding its
First Annual Port St. Joe Garage
Sale on Saturday. March 18th. at
Frank Pate, Jr. Park.
The event is being sponsored
by the Port St. Joe Merchants
Association and TV-7 from 9:00
a.m. till 9,p.m.
Arts and crafts, food. face
painting, and various other ven-
dors are just a few of the things
that will be available at the park.
Anyone interested in reserving a
space at the city-wide garage sale
can make reservations by calling
Costin's Bookkeeping. All reserva-
lions must be made by March
15th and will cost 85.00.
The merchants will be giving
away 8400 worth of Gulf County
Dollars gift certificates in So10
increments throughout the morn-
ing...
News Channel 7's helicopter
will arrive at 9:00 a.m. and
remain in place on the lot across
from Port St. Joe City Hall unul
12:00 noon. The station will also
be doing a live remote from the
park during the morning (from 9
a.m. till 12:00).
Gulf County Dollars gift cer-
tificates are now available" at
Capital City Bank, Wewahitchka
State Bank, and Citizens Federal
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Area Pelicans


Receiving
The brown pelican was on the
'brink of becoming extinct back in
the 60's and 70's. Now they thrive
and are no longer on the endan-
gered species list, but remain a
protected species.
They are sociable and' comical
each in their own way, as if to give
the impression of "I'll be your petl'
while looking at you and turning
its head sideways with eyes that
appear to be blinking or winking
at you. Each has its own person-
ality.
Most are gentle, few are
aggressive, except, when taking a
protective stance. They are "both-
ersome" to some people, particu-
larly to fishermen; this being the
minority rather than the majority.
Pelicans are greater in num-
ber now. Fish, their only food (not
catfish or flounder), are plentiful
when the waters are warm as the
fish swim near the surface; colder
temperatures make it more diffi-
.cult to find food, especially for the
young ones.
Wildlife rehabilitators get
some pelicans who may be mal-
nourished, so they treat and
release them. But, in the last
three to four months, they have
seen more than enough pelicans,
mostly young ones, come to them'
with wings containing bones that
are snapped between the shoulder
and elbow, mostly occurring on
the left wing and, of course, the
bird has a great loss of blood, and
the wing is twisted, and painful.
Rehabilitators have seen
some gulls (not the car victims

GC Juvenile
Justice Council
The Gulf County Juvenile,
Justice Council will be meeting
Thursday, March 16th, at 4:00
p.m., ET, at the Gulf County
Library located on Library Drive in
Port St. Joe.
Membership is open to the
public. Anyone is welcome, and is
encouraged to attend. For further
details and information, please
contact Don Washabaugh at 227-
7340.
Prior to the Juvenile Justice
Council meeting, the Calhoun/
Gulf Domtestic Violenice Council
will meet at 3:30,p.m. The-public-
is also encouraged to attend this
gathering.


M.B. AARP Meets
The Mexico Beach AARP will
be holding-its March meeting on
Friday, March 17, at 12:00, CT. at
the Mexico Beach Civic Center.
There will be a corn beef and cab-
bage luncheon and members are
asked to bring a complimentary
dish.
The guest speaker for this
months meeting will be Frank
Healy who will answer questions
about current projects in Mexico
Beach.

PSJ Garden Club
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
will meet on Thursday, March 9th
at 2:00 p.m. The program speaker
will be Jeanette Palmer, a garden
club member, who will talk about
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Injuries
from the St. George Island cause-
way) with the same injury, again
mostly affecting the wing on the
left side of the body.
These wings are almost
impossible to repair. The pelican
gets the break, bleeds, and swims
around for a time before coming
ashore, usually because they can
no longer fish and are hungry.
It is also time consuming and
expensive to repair these wings so
that they-are able to fly again.
Their bones are not structured
the same as humans or other ani-
mals.
This having been stated, the
rehabilitators reiterate that this
year there are too many pelicans
with this type of break. They have
seen this once before, and found
out where and what happened,
.but it occurred with other types of
sea birds as well. This appears to
be .isolated to pelicans and a few
gulls.
They also know that the last
incident is not the. culprit.
Someone said it is because there
are more pelicans. No. This is not
the case. There have been more
pelicans for a few years now.
The area affected lies between
the east end of Indian Pass to
Cape San Bias (true Cape San
Bias) where the lighthouse is
located. There have not been peli-
cans with these afflictions from
anywhere else in our area. There
have been at least 20 pelicans
found dead, some of them with
broken wings, along the shores of
these same beaches.
Wildlife rehabilitators are ask-
ing the public to help be on the
look-out with ears and eyes open
to what may be happening with
the pelican population. You may
call Wildlife Alert as a tipper or
call any law enforcement agency
or local rehabilitator.


Caleb Lee Othic

Othics' New Addition
On May 31, 1996 the Lord
blessed the Othics with a beauti-
ful healthy baby girl named Korie.
On December 21, 1999 they
were again blessed with a beauti-
ful healthy baby boy. His name is'
Caleb Lee. He weighed seven
pounds and five ounces and was
.21 3/4 inches long.
His parents are Brendon and,
Karen Othic of Howard Creek.
His grandparents are Roy and
Pat Lanier of White City and Gene
and Virginia Othic of Woodlawn,
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I Jacque Ren6 Smith and
Franklin Kyle Griffin were joined
in marriage on February 5 in the
gazebo at Nicholson Farm House
Restaurant in Havana. Judge Van
Russell performed the double-ring
ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Steve and Imogene Miles of York,
Pennsylvania and Mr. and Mrs
Randy Smith of Savannah, ;

Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club to Meet Mar. 9
The Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club will meet Thursday.
March 9th. at 7:00 p.m. at St.'
Ja'mes' Episcopal Church, located -
at 800 22nd Street in Port St. Joe.
The March program pre-
sented byKathryn Parker and Von
Bouington will feature a block
especially suited for baby quilts.
Quilters should bring nine 2'
squares of quilung fabric along
with sewing essentials.
Light refreshments will be L
served and guests are cordially
invited.
The fourth Thursday of the'
month, March 23, will be Sit'N'
Stitch.

Several Area Senior
Citizens Need Help
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 Center at 229-8466.
An elderly woman needs a
recliner in good condition. She'
has limited income and her health
is very bad. Her need for the
couch has been supplied. Other
needs include: adult Depends
under-garmenits, medium size;
and shower chairs for frail elderly
who live on fixed income. (The
cost is $40. Medicare does not
cover this).


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Georgia. She is the granddaughter
of Aubrey and Mane Boyette of
.New Hope, W. C. and Shirley,
Robinson of Wewahitchka. John
and Myrtice Young of Port St. Joe,
and Helen Miles of Kinard. ,
The groom is the son of Frank
and Mary Carmel Griffin of Port
St. Joe. He is the grandson of
Elsie Griffin and the late H.W.
(Buck) Griffin of Port St. Joe, and.
the late John Joe and Tura Lea
Buzzett of Apalachicola.
Casi Knowles was the matron
of honor. Bobby Nobles was the
best man. Sumer Pridgeon and
Katie Nobles were the flower girls.
Since the wedding trip to St.
Augustine, the couple has been
Tesiding in Tallahassee. The bride
is employed with Dr. Carl Daffit,
D.D.S. in Tallahassee. The groom
is a physical therapist employed
with National Healthcare/Home-
care in Marianna.

Benefit White
Elephant Sale
There will be a benefit white
elephant sale on Saturday, March
25. beginning at 9:00 a.m. The
sale is to be'sp6nsored by Anchor'
Realty at and Mortgage Company/
Anchor Vacation Properties. The
sale is located at Anchor Realty,
6260 Highway 98 on St. Joe -
Beach.
All proceeds are to benefit the
St. .Joseph Bay humane society.
The humane society is raising.
money to build a new building
which will.have a small library for
the public's -use with a special
emphasis on children--any help
you can give will be appreciated.
All donations of any sort are
appreciated and needed. Please
contact the Humane Society at
227-1103 or Anchor Realty and
Mortgage at 647-3333 or 229-
2777 for drop-off or or pick-up'
arrangements.
Hot dogs and cokes will be
available as you browse and find
your treasure.


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., kinder-
garten/first grade 3:00 p.m; April
13th, second/third grade 2:30
p.m., fourth/fifth grade 3:00 p.m.;
and 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
pre-school children Will not be
judged but each will receive a tro-
phy.
Applications may be picked
up or dropped off at the following,
locations: Senior Citizens Center
in Port St. Joe, Port St. Joe
Elementary School office, .Ard's
Florist. Melita's Boutique, Phyllis
Bixler, and Faith Christian
School.
The purpose of this fund-rais-

Benefit Dance
There will be a benefit dance
held at the. Community Center in
Wewahitchka on Saturday, March
11, at 8:00 p.m., CT. The Cypress
Band will Sbe the featured enter-
tainment for your listening and
dancing.pleasure.
This benefit is to raise some'
much needed funds for Kevin,
Jamie, Blake and Dillan Gilmor6.
Dillan is still in the hospital. but
with all the prayers, doctors, and
the Lord, Dillan will hopefully be
on his way to recovery soon.
Everyone please go out and
have a wonderful time and help
this wonderful little baby and his
family.


ing activity is to. generate funds
for the meals on wheels programm,
transportation, and for the emer-.
gency needs of the elderly. There
will be an admission fee of S3 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 .e'
held in Port St. Joe for the young
children. The Senior CiLizen-
Association hopes that parents
will complete' the registration
forms' and return them prior to '
April 1st, so enough trophies wilt
be ordered for every child. For
more information. you. may call'
229-8466.

"Friends df the G.C.
Public Libraries, Inc."
The first regular meeting in -
2000- o6f the "Friends of the Gulf.,
County Public Libraries,, Inc." will;
be held Tuesday, March 14, at
5:15 p.m.' at 'the Po-t'St. Joe
Library, located on Library' Drivie
in Port St'S Jo'e.
Any members interested in'
attending 'are invited to partici-
pate-your input will be mostwel-
come! Fory more information: or-:
questions 'call the library at 229-7:
8879. -

Spring Fashion
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The United Met1-odist Women
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show and luncheon on Saturday.
March 25, at 12:00 p.m.. in the
fellowship hall of First United
Methodist Church in Port St. Joe.
'Fashions 'are by Interiors Etc.,
Melita's Boutique, Aline'`-,"
Beachwalk, and Turtles.,
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and may be purchased from the
United Methodist' ladies. There
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Emerald Coast Holds


.Annual M mbers Meeting


Emerald Coast Papermakers
Federal Credit Uniorf conducted
its Annual Meeting this past
Monday, March 6th, in Marion
Craig Coliseum at Port St. Joe
High School.
.Harry Lee Smith, president,
welcomed those attending on
behalf of the Board of Directors,
Supervisory Committee, Nominat-
ing Committee, employees, and
platform guests.
Following an invocation led
by Rev. Dave Fernandez, Smith
reflected on the difficult economic
period that the community as a
whole has experienced over the
past year, and its effect on the
operations of the credit union.
He was happy to share that
the credit union had done every-
thing possible to. help those
affected by the mill's closing--
extended loans, negotiated lower
payments, etc.-and not refusing
to work with anyone.
In spite of the hardships,
* Smith was proud to report that
"we are healthy and doing well,"
as a financial institution.
.He added, "We have weath-
ered some rough times and have
not seen the end of them yet; nev-
ertheless, we are fiscally sound
and have the resources to contin-
ue." Hecredited the status to con-
sistent following of wise financial
policies.
.Smith introduced the newly
appointed credit union manager,
Kenneth Welmorts, to the audi-
ence, stating that he was a life-
time Gulf County resident and
brought 17 years of banking expe-
rience to the position.
S.In delivering the manager's
report, Weimorts shared several
pointed statistics' regarding the
past year compared with 1998,'
which included:
*gross income was down by 7%;
operating expense was down
35%;
*dividends paid were down 4%:
total deposits were down 2%;
*total assets decreased from
$34,315.000 ('98) to $33,784,000
C99);
'regular reserve decreased by
$125,000; and
*undivided earnings increased by
$151,000.
He concluded by saying,.
g"iancial institutions with a 6.5
t7.60 percent equity 'ratio are
considered to be stable institu-
tions. Your credit union has a
ratio exceeding 14 percent."
Welmorts presented employee
Tamara Barnes with a plaque rec-
ognizing her for meeting the
requirements1 for the Star
Program Consumer Lending
Certificate.
Then, Ralph Roberson shared
the report of the Supervisory
Committee detailing that an audit

Lasagna Night
To Help Raise
Fireworks Funds
There will be a Lasagna-Night
held at the Fish House Restaurant
on Monday, March 27, from 4:00
until 8:00 p.m., CT. The dinner
will include lasagna, salad, bread,
tea, and dessert.
The proceeds will benefit the
Fourth of July celebration of
Mexico Beach. Residents are
,asked to please support their
community and to remember last
year's spectacular flreworks.This
year's funding for the fireworks
;display is raised through commu-
pilty fund-raisers throughout the
year.


is currently underway.
Afterward a report of the
Nominating Committee was pre-
sented by Parliamentarian Pat
Floyd. The membership followed
the recommendations of the com-
mittee In re-electing incumbents
Ralph Macomber and Mike Bush
to serve another three year term
on the board.
Next on the agenda, Smith
welcomed Wesley Atkins, and wife
Pat, to join him on the stage. He
presented them with a $100 gift
certificate and a plaque recogniz-
ing Atkins' 40 years of service to
the credit union. He recently ten-
dered his resignation to accept a
new position out-of-town.
Atkins thanked the board,
various committees, employees,
and customers for a good working
experience at the credit union. He
was most happy to continue to be
involved as a meniber of the insti-
tution, attending the annual
meeting and for the first time, "to
be able to register for the prizes!"
Thirty-one door prizes, solicit-
ed from gracious local merchants
by credit union employee Nancy
Wigsten, were given away at the
conclusion of the meeting.
Among the. most valuable
prizes was an RCA 26" television
awarded to Elizabeth Gbff, a
Panasonic stereo given to .Lucy
Bennett, a Phillips VC R won by
Kathy Adams, and $100 cash pre-
sented to Phyllis Moore.
Merchants and business per-
sons contributing to the giveaway
included the credit union, as well
as the following:
"J. Patrick Floyd, Attorney-At--
Law, Aline's Coiffures, Inc., Ard's
Florist, Beachcombers Beauty
Salon, Butler's Restaurant.
-Carpet Country, Cooper's Cut &
Style, The Flour Mill. Gulf Sands
Restaurant, Heart's Desire.
Interiors Etc., Jacque's Photos.

Linda's Restaurant, Monica's
Nails. NAPA Auto Parts. Pate's
Service Center, Duren's Piggly
Wiggly, Portside Trading Co., Paul
Gant's BBQ. Radio Shack, Ralph
C. Roberson. CPA, Ryan's Sugar
Shack. St. Joe Rent-All, and The'
Star Publishing Company.


ECFCU. members gathered around the stage Monday night to claim their door prizes which had
been donated by the credit union and area merchants. .
Kenneth Welimorts, shown delivering the Manager's Report in the inset photo at left, has tak-
en over the reins as the new Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union Manager.
During the annual meeting, Weimorts presented credit union employee Tamara Barnes with a
plaque in recognition of Consumer Lending Certification recently achieved.


SCGVFD to Celebrate
Its New Fire Truck
South Gulf County Volunteer
Fire Department will welcome its
newest addition, a brand new fire
truck, with a local celebration on
Saturday. March 11th. at 5:00
p.m. at the fire department
located on Cape San Bias Road.
To help celebrate, Paul Gant
will be catering his famous bar-
beque. For further information
you may call 227-7310.


.I IV
Wesley Atkins. former manager, is shown after receiving a
plaque for his 40 years of service to the financial institution.
Smith presented the couple's $100 appreciation certificate to
Adkins' wife, Pat, assuming that she would "appreciate" it more
than he. ".":: I I


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"Farewell, Friend"
Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union said farewell to one of
its long-time employees recently, as Sherry Taylor, with 27
years of service, announced that her last day was February 25th.
She and her husband, Melton, will be relocating part-time to
the Smokey Mountains. There they will be sharing in a new
adventure with the owners of Wright Cabins in Townsend,
Tennessee. Sherry has been a devoted and much-appreciated
employee and will be sorely missed! The staff wishes she and
Melton the very best in their new venture.
In the photo above, Sherry is shown receiving a plaque for
outstanding service from Board of Directors' President Harry
Lee Smith.


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Harry Lee Smith, Board of
Directors President, is shown
above welcoming credit union
members to the annual meet-
ing.


Boyd Staff Office
Hours in St. Joe
A member of U.S. Rep Allen
Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff will
be visiting Port St. Joe on the
third Friday of every month so
that the people of Gulf County will
have the opportunity to discuss in
person issues which concern
them.
A representative .of Rep.
1oyd's staff will be at the Gulf
County Courthouse in the down-
stairs conference room from 9:00
a.m. until 11:30 a.m., ET, on
Friday, March 17th.


Historic Marker
Dedication To Be
Held on March 25
At 2:30 p.m. on Saturday,
March 25th, in Gorrie Square,
Apalachicola, at the graveside of
Dr. John Gorrie, a State Historic
Marker will be dedicated to his
memory. The public is invited.
Dr. John Gorrie, at 19th cen-
tury resident of Apalachicola, is
remembered at the John Gorrie
State Museum, in Apalachicola,
for his invention of the artificial
manufacture of ice and his pio-
neer work in air cooling. His
statue represents Florida in
Statutory Hall in the U.S. Capitol.
He was awarded the first U.S.
Patent for mechanical refrigera-
tion in 1851. Developing his
machine to stop the contagion of
yellow fever in 1844, he was
ahead of his time.
He is recognized as instru-
mental in laying the foundation
for modern day refrigeration and
air conditioning. The marker is
sponsored by the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society as the
Citizens Support Organization for
the John Gorrie State Museum.



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Monday, April 3, 2000. All items must be placed on the
county right-of-way by Friday, March 31, 2000. The clean-
up will begin in White City, through Port St. Joe, Highland
View, St. Joe Beach, and Beacon Hill to the county line.
This is a one time pick-up-NO EXCEPTIONS!!!


All items must be separated (i.e.
products, yard debris, etc.)


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PLEASE, NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE
If you have any questions, please contact the Gulf
County Commission Office at (850) 229-6106..

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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2000


Dr. "Skip" Livingston to Speak

At Riverkeeper Annual Meeting


Architectural Work Now Underway

Centennial Building Taking First Steps Toward Preservation


The annual membership
meeting of Apalachicola Bay and
Riverkeeper, Inc., will be held on
Thursday, March 16th, at 7:00
p'.m., at the Eastpoint firehouse,
located on Sixth Street in
Eastpoint. All members and any
interested citizens are invited to
attend.
In addition to a brief update
on the organization by President
Bill Hartley, and election of'four
board directors, the featured
speaker will be Robert J. "Skip"
Livingston, Ph.D., Professor of
Biological Science and Director of
the Center for Aquatic Research
and Resource Management- at
Florida State University.
The topic of 'Dr.. Livingston's
presentation will be "What it Will
Take to Save the Apalachicola
System." He will also be available
for questions and answers relat-
ing to the preservation of these
waterways.
Livingston graduated cum
laude from Princeton University,
did post-graduate study at
Columbia University and Scripps
Institute of Oceanography at the,
University of California at San
Diego, and received his M.S. and
Ph.D. degrees at the Institute of


City

St. Joe Timberlands President
Clay Smallwood, and had nar-
rowed the options down to two
parcels-a 35 acre site near Holly
Hill Cemetery and a 50 acre site
between the Gulf/Franklin Center
and Jones Homestead.
He requested that the city
leaders give the committee direc-
tion as to which parcel they want-
ed to pursue by best suiting the
needs of the city. The committee
will then talk further with the St.
Joe Company about availability of
the property.
Bill Kennedy, of Preble-Rish,
Inc., Consulting .Engineers,
agreed to work up a rough design
of the complex, after which a
workshop will be held to try and
iron out the advantages and dis-
advantages of the two possible
sites.
Resolution
Commissioners offered their
full support (5-0) to a resolution
supporting' the "Back Beach
-Rdad" and Highway 98 and
Highway 231 corridor. The resolu-
tion was almost identical to one
passed by Gulf County commis-
sioners just over a week ago.
The- thrust of the resolution
asks the state to help fund the
new highways as an important
part of economic development for
Gulf County. It outlines the need
for transportation infrastructure
to be developed to help lure com-
panies wishing' to locate in the
area bringing jobs to residents of
Gulf County,
"In order to attract new


Tapper

(From Page 1)
school-age children.
Port St. Joe High School Band
-was awarded $5,000 for instru-
ments.
G.C.C.C. was awarded $12,000
for Honors Plaza Campaign.
American Heart Association
was awarded $5,000 for an
automatic external defibrillator
for Gulf County.
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Center was awarded $5,000 for'
Utility Energy Assistance
Program.
* South Gulf County Emergency
Unit was awarded $1,500 for
communication' devices.
"We are very proud to be able
to address some of the pressing
needs in our area with these
grants," said Trish Tapper
Warriner, chairman of the founda-
tion. "Every year we remind our-
selves that our purpose is to do
what we can to directly and posi-
tively affect people."
In 1986 the foundation was
created by and named for its pri-
mary benefactor, the late Senator
George G. Tapper of Port St. Joe.
Since its inception it has con-
tributed over $1,000,000 to the
needs of area institutions.
"Along with my fellow trustees
I am honored to carry on the
legacy started by nly parents. We
are thrilled to be able to do our
part to make this area a better
place to live," concluded Warriner.




ACCEPTING BIDS


The Wewahitchka State Bank will be accepting bids.
(1) 1996 Chevy Silverado Truck
(1) 1995 Ford Aerostar Van
Both are located at the main office in Wewahitchka.
Will accept bids through March 24th.
We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids.
(850) 639-2222
3te, March 9, 16, and 23, 2000.


Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
at the University of Miami.
He was named Florida
Scientist of the Year in 1982 by
the Museum of Science and
Industry in Tampa.'
His interests include aquatic
ecology, pollution biology, field
and laboratory experimentation,
and ecosystem-level research in
freshwater, estuarine, and marine
systems. His overall research
efforts have involved continuous,
long-term analysis of various river
and coastal systems, including
the Apalachicola drainage system.
He has prepared hundreds of
research publications, including
the well-known- Resource Atlas of
The Apalachicola Estuary, which
has caused him to be known
locally as the "man who wrote the
book on the bay."
Apalachicola Bay and
Riverkeeper, Inc. is honored to
sponsor Dr. Livingston's return, to
the Apalachicola area, and would
encourage local citizens to take
advantage of this opportunity to
have an up-to-date report first-
hand from the foremost authority
on the local river and bay. For
more information, please call the
Riverkeeper office at 670-5470.



From Page 1

industry, we have to have road-
ways," said Mayor Pate.
In .Other Business
eAdopted ordinances #261
and #262, making minor changes
to a portion of city ordinance
#288.
*Held a public hearing prior
to the board's regular meeting
and agreed to proceed with appli-
cation for $320,000 for water and
sewer development CDBG grants.
The area between the intersection
of First Street and Highway 98
toward St. Joseph Bay would be
included in the request.
*Agreed to advertise for bids
to maintain the city's water tow-
.ers, roof the fire station, provide
new windows for City Hall, and air
conditioning and duct work at the
Stac House.
*Discussed summer sewer
and water rates. These rates allow
users to purchase water for lawn
maintenance without paying for
the sewer portion of the fees. The
board' will hold a workshop on
Wednesday, March 15th, to dis-
cuss special rates.
*Agreed to advertise ,for two
variance requests as suggested by
members of the city's variance
committee.


The Centennial Building
Renovation Committee and archi-
tect Steve Jernigan, with Bay
Design of Pensacola, recently met
to review plans and share ideas.
before he officially begins design
plans for the historic building.
Port St. Joe was recently".
awarded $50,000 in grant funds ,,
for the, design phase of the
* restoration project.
A $25,000 portion of the
MM M O .II:,..- 3,


funds was received through the
state's Historic Preservation
Grant, and $20,000 of the match-
ing portion is being donated by
Preble-Rish, Inc. Engineering in
the form of free engineering work.
The city will be kicking in the
remaining $5,000 matching
funds.
Committee members and city
commissioners are hoping to have
the design work out of the way
before the next grant cycle (June


1st). If that works out, applica-
tions will be made for Phase I of
the renovation project. Committee
Chairman Ralph Roberson said
the project could cost as much as
$800,000 to complete all the vari-"
ous needs.
The architectural and engi-
neering planning and design will
. focus on restoring and preserving
the historical Integrity of the
building, while improving its
functionality .of community use.
Plans are for something similar to
- a giant community/civic center.:
The restoration will include
heating and air conditioning,
enhancing acoustics, updating
restroom and kitchen facilities,
-and a multitude of renovations to
meet today's building, electrical,
and handicap code requirements.
The Centennial Building was
built in 1938 in conjunction with
the State of 'Florida's 100th
(Centennial) Anniversary of the
-signing of Florida's Constitution
at Port St. Joe in 1838.


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PSJ Rotary Giving Boy and


Girl Scouts a New Foundation


The Rotary Club offered to'
share the facilities' of their new'
Scout building with, the Girl
Scouts as well as the Boy Scouts
Thursday at its regular meeting.
Three of the adult leaders of Girl


Gulf County Hosts KidFest Sat.


Gulf County's KidFest is
scheduled for Saturday, March
11th, at Ryan's Sugar Shack,
located at 236 Reid Avenue in Port'
St. Joe. The time for the KidFest is
2:00 until 5:00 p.m.. EST.
Radio station WPAP will be
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 also be on
hand with promotional items and
conducting drawings for prizes.
This event is being sponsored
by the Florida KidCare Program,
Gulf County Tobacco Program,
WPAP radio station, and Ryan's
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 further information call


Dianne .Semmes, ,KidCare
Coordinator, at 227-1276, exten-
sion 131, or Sabrina Burke,
Tobacco Coordinator, at 227-
1276. extension 114.

DRAToA Meet
The Downtown Redevelop-
ment Agency will hold its monthly
meeting on Tuesday, March 14th,
at 6:15 p.m., ET.
The meeting will be held at
the offices of Preble-Rish, Inc.,
located at 401 Reid Avenue in
Port St. Joe. All members are
urged to attend this gathering.
School Readiness
Coalition Meeting
There will be a meeting of the
School Readiness Coalition on
Tuesday, March 21st at 10:00
a.m. in the Gulf County School
Board Room. The public is invited
to attend.


Scouts were present at the meet-
ing and expressed their apprecia-
tion ,for being included in the
Rotarians' plans.
The three adult scouters were
Nancy .Brockman, Mary Gibson
and Sharon Hoffman. Mrs.
Hoffman and Mrs. Brockman are
both troop leaders and .Mrs.
Gibson is the Service Unit
Coordinator.,
Both scout leaders pledged a
portion of their Girl Scout cookie
sales, which is currently "under
way, toward financing of the
building.
The Scout leaders also
brought samples of the cookies
for the Rotarians; to enjoy with,
their meal,
As a matter of business, the
Rotarians were each-given a list of
materials needed for the new
building, with prices attached, to
seek donations.
The club also agreed to waive
this year's dues for Bill Crawford,
who will be serving as district gov-
ernor. The dues were waived in an
attempt to assist him with the
expense :involved in serving, the
district.


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( Law''31i Enfocem nt[ ctivities .[4 L'014e4-I


,J D Report
SSPEED DRAWS ATTENTION
pE unice E. Fisher, 34, of
Panama City. was charged at
approximately 7:46 p.m. on
Thursday. March 2nd, with dri-
ving'while her license was sus-
pended or revoked by Port St. Joe
Police Department Officer Russell
Bvirch.
Burch observed the vehicle
Fisher was operating traveling at
40 m.p.h. in a 25 m.p.h. speed
zone. Further investigation
revealed that her license had been
suspended for failure to comply
with financial responsibility.
PUT THE LIGHTS OUT ON DRIVER
William Michael Morrison. 56,
of Gadston. Alabama. was arrest-
ed on Friday. March 3rd, at about
9 p.m. by. Officer James
Stephens.
While on patrol, the officer
observed that Morrison was oper-
ating his vehicle with no head
lights or tail lights on and initiat-.
ed'a'traffic stop.
Through further investiga.
tionri, it was learned that Morrison
was operating the vehicle while
his driver license was suspended
or revoked. The suspect was
taken -into custody without inci-
dent and transported t: the Gulf
County Jail to await first appear-
ance,.
EXPIRED FASTER THAN HE THOUGHT
On Saturday, March'4th, just
before 8. p.m.;, James "Arthur
Lloyd, 62, of Branford, was
charged with bearing an expired
tag (more than 'six months) by
Officer Stephens.,
The officer initiated a traffic
stop after observing Lloyd's vehi-
cle traveling at 64 m.p.h. in a 45
m.p.h. speed zone. Further inves-
tigation revealed that his tag had
beefi expired since March. 1999.
D DIDN'T PAY THE PIPER ...
Andric R. Corker. 28, of Port
St. Joe. was arrested Monday.
March 6th. at approximately
12:40 a.m. by Sergeant Troy
Simmons on active arrest orders
f6r worthless checks.
On August 20. 1999, ajudge-
ijetit and sentence was rendered
dealing with the two charges of
worthless checks. Corker was to
pay the court costs in the amount
of S55 (each) within 120 days.
As of February 28th, Corker
had paid nothing, therefore he
wgs,.taken into custody (without
S K,.ident) and transported to the
dulf County Jail.
1 THEFT OF TRAILER FROM ST.
JOE RENT-ALL


At some time between 8:00
a.m. on February 16th and 6:00
p.m. on Februar' 17. a trailer was
stolen from St. Joe Rent-All on
First Street in Port St. Joe.
The trailer's description is as
follows: a 1999 backhoe trailer,
Kubota tractor orange. eight feet
wide and 16 feet long. Anyone
with information 'may contact
Officer Stephens at 229-8265 or.
229-2677.
ARE You MISSING SOMETHING?
A heavy duty truck tire and
rim was found in the area of.
Highway 98 and Dupont Drive.
The tire and rim was turned in to
the Port St. Joe Police
Department. Anyone having claim
to this property can contact
Sergeant Carr at 229-8265.


and observed Hinson was alleged-
ly driving under the influence.
A warrant check was con-
ducted and Hinson was found to
have an outstanding warrant for
retail theft. He was also charged
with resisting an officer without
violence when he. reportedly
became belligerent and began to
kick the police vehicle's doors and
windows.
@Ronald E. Craft, Jr., of St.
Petersburg, and Roger L. Louis, of
Valrico, were involved in a traffic
crash in Franklin County on
Saturday, February 26th.
As a result, the pair was
found in possession of items that
were taken from a residential bur-
glary in Mexico Beach earlier on
that same day.
The two men were returned to
Mexico Beach and charged with
burglary, theft, criminal mischief,,
and dealing in stolen property.
The case was investigated by
Patrolman Burt Himmer.
*Grant D., Faulkner, of
Tallahassee, was operating, a
motor vehicle on Sunday, March
5th, when he was stopped by
Patrolman Peoples. The officer
determined that Faulkner was
driving under the influence. He
was arrested and transported to
CCA/Bay County Jail.


(Sheriff's Beat

HAULING THE WRONG FREIGHT
On Tuesday, February 29th,
Gulf County Sheriffs Office
Investigators Rita Piercy and Lt.
Tom Godwin arrested James
.Carpenter, of Alabama. on
charges of interference of child
custody.
It is alleged that Jackson
pickedd up a 15 year old female
from school in Hamilton. Georgia.


and transported her across state
lines without her parents' permis-
sion. Investigators located the
pair in the Wewahitchka area.
Carpenter, 19, is in the Gulf
County Jail waiting for Georgia
officials to pick him up; the child
was turned over to relatives.,
REFUSES To GET HELP-
Also on the 29th, William
McCann, of Panama City, was
arrested for" violation of
community .control for lewd and
lascivious acts. It is alleged that
McCann, 34, has failed to attend
sex offender treatment counsel-
ing.
KEEP THINGS OUT IN THE OPEN
On Sunday, March 5th, Sgt.
Stacy Strickland and Investigator
Jimmy Williams observed a vehi-
cle driving in an erratic manner
on Highway 98 in Port St. Joe.
The officers stopped the vehi-
cle. and after the driver, Lindis G.
Davenport, of Gulf Shores.
Alabama, gave them permission
to search the vehicle, they found a
loaded .380 pistoliti the console
between the front seats.
Davenport, 45, was arrested
for having a concealed weapon
and taken to the Gulf County Jail.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAL .
Tuesday. February 29th-
Bobble Jo Lincoln, 31, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, failure to appear
(re: driving under the influence);
and Ira. Brown, 29, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, possession of.mari-
juana and possession of para-
phernalia.
Thursday. March 2nd-
Nathaniel Foster, 19, W/M, of.
Wewahitchka, aggravated battery;
Justin Ortiz, 18, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, aggravated battery.
and Amanda Hamilton, 22. W/F.
of Mexico Beach, worthless
checks.'


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Eliouse T. Jernigan
Eliouse Todd Jernigan. 82, of,
St. Joe, Beach. passed away
Wednesday, March 1. in Panama
City. A native of Jackson County.
she was a long time.resident of St.
Joe Beach. and was a member of
the Gospel Assembly Church in
Panama City.
Survivors include one son; Al
Jernigan and wife Dorothy- of .
Panama City: one daughter,
Sharon Tharpe and husband
Ronnie of Port St. Joe; 10 grand-
children: 12 great-grandchildren;
and her sisters and brothers,
John and Edell Fadio, Roy ard
Margaret Todd, Lloyd and Winnie
Mae Todd, Calvin and Rita Todd.
all, of Port St. Joe, Virginia arid
Bobby Burke of Eastpoint,,
Charlotte and David Edmondson
of Richmond. Virginia. and Jean
Schou of Morris, Illinois.
;: Graveside funeral services
were. held at 11:00 a.m., ET, on
Saturday. March 4. at Holly Hill
Cemetery. conducted by. Reve-
rend Clyde Sharber. Interment
followed in the family plot.
Donations may be made to Gulf
County Senior Citizens Associa-
tion in Mrs. Jernigan's memory.
All services were under 'the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, in Port St. Joe. '.


Beach PD Log Belle N. Knowles
llB "N' K nowlesl 9. Q1


During the above referenced
time period, the Mexico Beach
Police Department answered 113
calls for service, investigated one
burglary and one theft. There
-were no reports of assaults
throughout the period.
S During this same period, offi-
cers of the department investigat-
ed no traffic crashes. They issued
25 traffic warnings 15 citations.
10 \ RECENT ARRESTS
*William Lee Hinson, of
Mexico Beach, was operating a
motor vehicle on Monday,
February 21, when Patrolman
Steve Peoples stopped his vehicle


of


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Wewahitchka.' passed away,
, Friday. March 3, in Port St. Joe.
She was a lifelong resident of
Wewahitchka. and a member of


the Honeyville Methodist Church.
She was preceded In death by her
husband, Robert (Crossie)
Knowles, and a daughter, Maxine
Farmer.
'Survivors include her chil-
dren, Clifford Ward of North
Carolina, Robert Knowles of
\Vewahitchka, Ann Caswell and
husband Tommy of Jacksonville.
Billy Knowles and wife Barbara of
Wewahitchka. and, ,,imry
Knowles and wife Connie "o
Panama City: 19 grandchildren;
25 great-grandchildren; two sis-
'ters, Pearl Alexander of
Wewahitchka and Rode Handley
of California; and also many
nieces and nephews.
The funeral services were held
at 2:00 p.m., CT, Monday, March
6, at' Honeyville Methodist
Church, conducted by David
Taunton. Interment followed in
the family plot in Roberts
Cem etery. : ".t.- .
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


Patricia W. Fall
Patricia W. (Dobbins) Fall, of
Port St.. Joe, passed away Sunday,
march 5. She visited here from
California in 1970 and made a
home here and worked for St.
Joseph Telephone and Telegraph
Company for several years.
Patricia is survived by two
sons, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. Fall
of Port St. Joe. and Joseph A. Fall
of Fairfield, California; nine
grandchildren, Randall W. Fall,


Five Star 2000 Opens


Soon in Port St. Joe
1 *


You've probably noticed the
cleared land to,'the east of the
overpass and directly across fromri
the mill.
The last time this, property
was, mentioned in The Star was
back in the' summer of 1996,
when it was decided that "the
future of the Lewis property
remains a mystery." Now the mys-
tery is solved.
Coming this summer is Five
Star 2000 Paint & Collision
Centre. a state of the art facility
and equipment, including com-
puterized estimating. PPG paint
system, chassis liner unitized and
full frame repair system, and
Golden West paint spraying
booth.
Available services MllI include
repairs on foreign and domestic
vehicles, including big trucks.
Five Star 2000 will be able to han-
dle all insurance claims, and will
have rental cars available for cus-
tomer convenience.
The company will be employ-
ing at least five people at the
onset and vill add more as they'
grow. Anyone with auto body
experience, who is seeking em-
ployment. can contact Matthew
Scoggins. owner, at 647-2606, or
contact the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce.
Five Star 2000 wishes to
thank Diane Scholz from the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce for
all the help and information she
has given them.
Look for other businesses to
join Five Star 2000 on the same
site. It's a good possibility that
current negotiations may con-
clude with the addition of several
other new businesses this year.
bringing additional jobs to the
area.
Matthew Scoggins has been

Davina M. Seymour, Rena K.
Seymour. Jessica L. Seymour,
Jennifer Fall. Stacey Fall, William
F. Dobbins, Jr.. Eddie D. Dobbins.
and Donna R. Wilkes: two great-
grandchildren: a daughter-in-law.
Katie Dobbins of Scotts Ferry: five
brothers. Bobby Ferguson of
Gulfport. Mississippi. Al Ferguson
of Eugene. Oregon, Leonard
,Ferguson of California. Eddie
Ferguson of California, and Larr'
Ferguson of Rual Hall. North
iarolina; and three sisters. Vfckit'-
- .Ulle of Sah Fem-nhdb. California?
Sharon Armstrong of Santa Rosa.
California, and Sheila Ferguson of
Los Angeles. California.
Funeral services and inter-
ment were held in California.
Local services were provided
by Comforter Funeral Home in
Port St. Joe.


in the auto collision repair busi-
ness for 23 years. .His wife, Coni,
and two children, Zack and
Cierra, moved here from: the
Atlanta area (Cobb County) in
June 1999. Matthew heads, up
Second Chance Ministries, which
ministers to prison inmates.
Matthew was part of God's Saving
Grace Minist-Lry in Georgia prior to
moving here. which also ministers
to inmates and their families.
In the new Five Star 2000
facility, they will also be forming a
local chapter of "Promise Keepers"
once they are open. Anyone inter-
ested in joining. please give
Matthew a call.


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Griffin
its importance in making democ-
racy work.
The candidate says the voting
needs of the handicapped, shut-
ins, and elderly will be one of her
greatest concerns, and she will do
everything possible to make vot-
ing as easy as possible for them.
Griffin has .been a resident of
Gulf County since 1964, after
moving here from Jackson
County where her family owned
and operated a farm.
She graduated from Malone
High School in 1964 and Awent td
work here immediately with St
Joseph Telephone Company. and
continued working there until the
company changed owners and
went through a downsizing
process in 1997.
While employed with the com-
pany, she worked in several.
departments and was a business
representative in the External
Affairs Department at the time of,
her departure.
Griffin says that coming to
Gulf County is one of the greatest
blessings in her life, and she is
grateful to have had the
opportunity to live and raise her
children In such a wonderful
place.
Linda has been married for
34 years to Gus Griffin, who is a
life-long resident of Port St. Joe.
They have two sons, Kevin and
Adam, both graduates of Port St.
Joe High School.
Kevin is married to the former
Christy McDaniel of Port St. Joe:
they have one daughter, Morgan,
and reside in Lakeland.
Adam is a student at Gulf


From, Page 1


Coast Community College and
- lives at home. She and Gus are
active members .of Oak Grove
Assembly of God, where she has
served in various ministries of the
church.


Birmingham,
From Page 1
nizations over the past 30 years.'
Doug and his wife Becky. a
teacherr at Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School,. have two children,
Matthew, 26 and Judith, 21.
in announcing his candidacy,
Birmingham states that he has
the educational background and
work experiences necessary to
serve the people of Gulf County as
their Clerk of the Circuit Court.
He also wishes to take this
opportunity to thank the people of
Gulf County for their support in
his past political endeavors, and
will sincerely appreciate their
consideration of his candidacy for
Clerk.


Pierce
From Page 1

She also worked for five years
in the accounting department of
an automobile dealership, where
she gained knowledge of vehicle
licensing and title of ownership,
financial contracting, and dealer-
ship revenue reporting, as well as
accounts payable/receivable,
payroll preparation, and payroll


Pistol Matches Planned


Vote---FromPage 1
for Gulf to help reverse that sta-
tistic. In fact, Gulf is one of the,
few counties in the state which
does not already have tax abate-
ment in place.
Some of the rninimun stan-
dards or guidelines new and
expanding businesses which will ,
be required.are-they bring at
least the miinimum number of
Jobs to the county (10 to 25) at the
minimum, based on types of


reporting.
Pierce has been employed by
Raffleld Fisheries. Inc. since 1990,
where she performs in the areas
of accounting reports, collections,
domestic and international ship-
ping. inventory control, sales and
use tax reporting, fuel tax report-
ing, and licensing.
In announcing her candidacy,
Pierce states her proficiency in
accounting and accuracy of finan-
cial reporting has led to a belief of
"good audit trails" which is a
must for anyone in public office.
Knowledge of rules and regula-
tions and efficiency in serving the
public is a goal that she states
will be met.,
Pierce feels her qualifications
obtained through her education
and work experiences have pre-
pared her to be the best candidate
for the position of Gulf County
Tax Collector. She asks for your
support and the opportunity to
serve the people of Gulf County.
Pierce would also like to
extend a heartfelt "thank you" to
all. who took a moment to sign a
petition on her behalf.


The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate pistol matches, a .22
RF bullseye match and a hunter
pistol pmetallic silhouette match,
on Saturday morning, March
lth
The bullseye match will start
at 9:30 and consists of 90 shots
fired At bullseye targets placed 25.
: yards from the firing line. The
match is divided into three stages,
(slow fire, timed fire and rapid fire)
with 30 shots fired in each stage.
Most any .22 RF handgun may be

Musical At G. C.
Community College:
Gulf Coast Community
College will present the musical,
"Working," on'March 17, 18. 24,
and 25 at 7:30 p.m., and March
19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the
newly renovated Amelia Center
Theatre on campus.
Ticket prices are $10 for
adults and 84 for children and are
available at the door. The box
office opens one hour prior to the
show. Tickets for GCCC students,
faculty and staff are free -with
identification. For more informa-
tion Cal 872-3886.
"Working" is based on Studs
Terkel's book of the same name,
with songs written by several
composers, as well as James
Taylor and Stephen Schwartz. The
music is blues and Jazz influenced
and dialogue is derived from inter-
views for Terkel's book. Twenty-
seven characters, including
children, are featured in the show
as they go through their workday
and reflect on their lives.


used in this match.
The silhouette match will fol-
low the coripletion of the bullseye
match and consists of 40 shots
fired at metal targets placed at 40,
50, 75, and 100 yards from the
firing line. Suitable handgun cal-
ibers for this match would include
.22 RF, .22 magnum, .38 special,
.357 magnum, and .44 magnum.
All handgun shooters 'are
invited to participate in these
monthly matches. For additional
information call 229-8421.
Last Saturday morning, the
club held its monthly hi-power
rifle metallic silhouette, smallbore
rifle metallic .silhouette match,
and the buffalo rifle match;
Houston Whitfield won first
place in the hi-power match.
Robert Branch was second arid
Dale Marshall won third place.
The .22 rimfire match was
won by Wayne Frasure. Whitfield
was second and Charles Borders
won third place.
The buffalo match was won
by Whitfeld. Carl Kleinschmldth
was in second place and John
Dady was in third.


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S:COUNTY REFERENDUM BALLOT


SAMPLE BALLOT



Voters may cast their ballot in the


March 14th Presidential Preference


Primary next Tuesday, March 14th.


Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. EASTERN


Time. All voters may vote in the county


referendum.


GULF COUNTY


BrER PARTY AND NO PARTY r.1


INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTER
1. To vote blacken the Oval
(*) next to the candidate of
your choice.
2. Use only the pencil pro-
vided to markthe ballot..



COUNTY REFERENDUM
Property Tax Exemption

Shall the Board of Couty
Commissioners of this county be
authorized, to grant, pursuant
to Section 3, Article Vili ol ithe
Slate Constitution, properly lax
exemptions to new businesses and
expansions'of existing businesses',
.c YES -- FOR Authority to
'Grant Exemptions
CD NO -- AGAINST
Authority to Grant
Exemptions


OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY BALLOT


GULF COUNTY BW DEMOCRATIC PARTY CH MARCH 14, 2000 G GULF COUNTY B REPUBLICAN PARTY CM MARCH 14, 2000


INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTER
1. To vote blacken the Oval
(Q) next to the candidate of
your choice.
2. Use only the pencil pro-
vided to mark the ballot.

PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE
PRIMARY

(Vote for One)

FOR PRESIDENT


BILL BRADLEY

AL GORE


COUNTY REFERENDUM
Property Tax Exemptio9

Shall the Board of County
Commissioners of this county be
authorized to grant, pursuant
to Section 3, Article VII of the
State Constitution, property tax
exemptions to new businesses and
expansions of existing businesses?
C3 YES FOR Authority to
Grant Exemptions
.c NO AGAINST
Authority to Grant
Exemptions


'IL


INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTER
1. To vote blacken the Oval
(0) next to the candidate of
your choice.
2. Use only the pencil pro-
vided to mark the ballot.

PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE
PRIMARY

(Vote for One)

FOR PRESIDENT
c:) GARY BAUER

Cm GEORGE W. BUSH


STEVE FORBES


cD ORRIN HATCH

CD ALAN KEYES


( C-3


JOHN McCAIN


COUNTY REFERENDUM
Property Tax Exemption

Shall the Board of County
Commissioners of this county be
authorized to grant, pursuant
to Section 3, Article VII of the
State Constitution, property tax
exemptions to new businesses and
expansions of existing businesses?
c. YES FOR Authority to
Grant Exemptions
C NO AGAINST
Authority to Grant
Exemptions


MARCH 14. 2000


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OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY BALLOT


jobs); average salary (minus the
salary of the company's two top
officers) must equal $21,000 per
year or more; and taxable
improvement must be at least,
$250,000.
In each individual case, a
county ordinance, complete with
public hearings, must be passed
before the tax abatement incen-
tives can be applied.
Both the. EDC and .commis-
sion have made it plain that they
felt incentives should be directly
proportionate to, the number of.
and types of Jobs created.
All Balloting Eastern Time
Supervisor of Elections
Robinson wanted to remind all
voters the state requires that all
balloting be done on the Eastern
Time Zone.
SPolls will open at 7:00 a.m..
ET, and will close at 7:00 p.m.,
ET. Those times will be 6:00 a.m.
to 6 p.m., Central Time, for coun-
ty residents on Central Time.
All persons needing to vote
absentee should call or drop by
the Supervisor of Elections Office
at the Gulf County Courthouse,
for further information.
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Sue Gannon Named Gulf's


"Teacher of the Year"


Sue Gannon, math instructor
at Port St. Joe High School, is
Gulf' County's "Teacher of the
Year." Gannon received the honor
last Thursday evening at the Gulf
County Annual Dinner and
Awards Banquet.
She was selected from a field
which included Tracy Bowers
(Wewahitchka Elementary
School), Gloria Gant (Port St. Joe
Middle School), Don Rich
(Wewahitchka High School), and
JoAnn Raffield (Port St. Joe
Elementary School).
Each of the individual
school's "Teacher of the Year" was
selected by their peers based
upon several criteria which
included:
a superior ability to teach
and communicate knowledge;
*the effective use of relative
supplementary materials;
.-, outstanding school and


SAARP Saf


Could Sm
S.You too can become a more
alert and safer driver: Help build a
letter driving safety record for all.
senior drivers. The Mexico Beach
A.A.R.P. Chapter #4325, is spon-
soring an A.A.R.P. 55 Alive/
Mature Driving Program.
The program is a driver
improvement course for all drivers
50, years of age and older. Every
driver age, 50 and over, really
should takethis course to make
roadways safer for everyone.
There are no examinations, no
driving tests, no chance of losing
your license, and it can get. you a
discount on your auto insurance.
This highly effective, drivers'
refresher course, approved and
encouraged by the state and fed-
eral governments, will be held at
the Mexico Beach Civic Center,
(behind Parker Realty) on Tuesday
and Wednesday, March 14th and
15th, from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00
p.m., CT. To-cover some of the
expenses a fee of $10 per person,
preferably in the form of,a check
make out to A.A.R.P., will be col-
lected.
The purpose of the 55
Alive/Mature Driving Course is to
1 help senior drivers become more
aware of, and to cope with, haz-
ards on the road, age-related
- physical changes, and hazardous
weather driving conditions. It cov-
ers' new laws, highway signs and
road markings,, and the safety
aspect of driving.
The effects of alcohol and the
danger of alcohol plus medica-
tions will be discussed. Also dis-
cussed will be ways to avoid the
criminal while getting into, out of,
and while driving a car. These are


gEDTest.to Be,,
Given March
21st and 22nd
The GED test will be given
through the Gulf County Adult
School on March 21st and 22nd;
Testing will begin promptly at
8:30 a.m., ET, Tuesday and
Wednesday. Tests will be given at
the Gulf County Adult, School,
located at 2855 Long Avenue.
Registration will be held cur-
rently through 12:00 noon on
Monday,' March 20h1. at the Gulf
County Adult School, ask for
Merri Christie. Registration fee is
$40.00 cash or money ordered
only.
The school offers GED prepa-
ration along with its regular adult
education program. You will need
to remediate prior to taking test.
Go in now to enroll!!
If you have any more ques-
tions, please call 227-1744.

Preschool
Screenings
Child Find screenings are
held for preschool children
between the ages of 2-1/2 to 5
years. These free screenings are
S sponsored by' the Florida
Diagnostic and Learning
Resources System (FDLRS), a pro-
ject of the Panhandle Area
Educational Consortium (PAEC),
in cooperation with Gulf Counts
Schools.
The purpose of the screenings
is to identify children that may
have difficulties in speaking or
understanding, pre-academics,.
motor movement, vision, hearing,
behavior, or social interaction.


community involvement; and
*a capacity to inspire a love of
learning to all students.
The county's "Teacher of the
Year" received a $750 cash award
from Burdines, $500 from the
State of Florida, and $1,000 extra
for classroom supplies. Each
school's winner received a cash
award of $100 and $500 in addi-
tional supply money.
During the awards ceremony
Port St. Joe High School basket-
ball Coach Vernon Eppinette also
received recognition for his selec-
tion and induction into the
Florida High 'School Athletic
Association Hall of Fame last
month.
Port St. Joe Middle School
Principal Carolyn Witten was also
recognized. The middle school has
received high academic ratings
from the state stand those accom-
plishments were noteld'during the


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just a few of the topics covered,
plus much much more.
Classes will be presented in
two four-hour sessions over a
two-day period. It will be
instructed by a trained A.A.R.P.
volunteer. Upon completion of the
course, a certificate will be issued
to each participant to give or send
to your insurance company for ,a
discount. These certificates are
good for three years, then the
course must be taken again.
Again, "Who needs this
course?" According to all govern-
ment and insurance company
reports, every driver age 50 and
over needs to re-evaluate their
abilities on the road. Please dori't
be one of those people who believe
there is nothing more to learn
because you have been driving for
40, 50, or 60 years. Millions of
people that have taken this course
would prove you wrong.
Make your reservation now
since space Is limited. Call Ruth'
McLaughlin at (850) 648-3067.
Walk-ins are welcome (if the class
is not filled).

Senior Citizens
Plan 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 Ibrar%.
Donations are needed to help
the seniors raise funds to help pay
'for 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 S10 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.


presentation.
Among those were the "B" rat-
ing earned by the institution in
the Department of Education's A+
Plan. This was the highest rating
received by any Gulf County
school and was due largely to the
marked improvement on FCAT
scores.

Plans Underway for
G. C. Relay For Life
Carolyn Husband, chairper-
son of this year's American
Cancer Society fund-raiser "Relay
for Life," has announced prelimi-
nary plans for the event. Team
members have been working hard
for the past several weeks with
Gulf County organizations and
other individuals who will be
involved in various activities In an
attempt to 'exceed Gulfs' goal of
$14,000.
The event will get underway at
8;00 a.m. ,on Friday, April 14, at
Wewahitchka High School track
and will end the next morning at
8:00 'a.m. Members of the teams,
will walk in relays for the entire
24 hour period.
Team members and their fam-
ilies as well as others wanting to
join. in the fight against cancer are
encouraged to bring their tents,
campers, grills, etc., and camp
out together for this special night.
An evening of entertainment,
fund, games, and great food is
promised:. The highlight will come
at 6:00 p.m. with the Luminary
Ceremony and Survivor Walk.'
Details on how to participate in
these activities will be outlined in
a later article.
The Relay.for Life had its ori-
gin in Tacoma, Washington in
May 1985, when Dr. Gordon Klatt
took the first step of his 24-hour
marathon and raised 827,000 for
the American Cancer gSociety.
Since then, the event has shown
phenomenal growth. The 1998-99
relays were held in 2,493 commu-
nities raising a total of
$126,270,000 for the fight against
cancer.
A series of articles on the Gulf
County Relay for Life will appear
in the next few weeks. Those
wishing to work for this cause are,
asked to call Carolyn Husband at
the Wewahitchka State Bank at,
639-2222. .


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2000 PAGE 9A
AHistoric Preservation
Workshop March: 25th
A workshop on the skills and
techniques to conduct an oral his-
tory interview, and preserve 'old
Photographs will be held at the
Raney Museum Carriage house on
Market Street in Apalachicola on
March 25, from 10:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m.
[ The workshop is free.
Registration is limited to 25 peo-
ple. It is sponsored by the
g I r ... Apalachicola Bay Area Chamber
of Commerce and the Apalachi-
cola Area Historical Society. For
.. reservations call the Apalachicola
Bay Chamber office, at (850) 653-
9419.


Coach Vernon Eppinette
was recognized during the
banquet for his accomplish-
ments.


Carolyn Witten, principal
of Port St. Joe Middle School,
was presented a plaque con-
gratulating her on recent aca-
demic achievements of sixth
through eighth grade students,
under her direction.


Spec. Weston Completes

Basic Military Training


Army Reserve Spec. Mark P.
Weston has graduated from basic
military training at Fort Jackson.
Columbia. South Carolina.,
%'During the training, the sol-
dier received instruction in drill
, and ceremonies, weapons, map
reading. tactics, military courtesy,
military jus uce. physical fitness.
first aid, and Army history and
traditions.

Correction
Our apologies for ,an error
-made in the article titled "St. Joe
Wildlife Sanctuary and Ed. Center
Groundbreaking...." The St. Joe
Wildlife Sanctuary .leases the 10
acre rehabilitation site from St.
Joe Timberland; it is not a dona-
tion.--The Star


NOTICE "
Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of
th, C( i, ,:.r Port St Jo.. itin ,; C., BOi. : .: F
,A ,u;Ti: ,'I ".,ill rnol] a a ,pio lic h l iinr, in ir,.
C. -u'rd; ,inr, C rhiob :n a[ r3 r'") I Tp J"i''.:\. ril nr,
21 ." ,j h:. d"I'-rrir_ n i. r'leJ'i. r UI',: Cir i 1 .i l:.' -
n -' a -, r':. l,:, Z:.rinl '-'t-linialc' I...r l3rumc '
o r *rn I :-n i.i- .:,.,J t itrl prop. rT- hrn i: ,:
U'oa a ~r Avenue.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
C2i2 Clerk '
2,c( T.I-:1. 9 and 16, 2000. '


WEWA MEDICAL CENTER

Malvinder S. Ajit, M.D.
Pediatrics &~ Internal Medicine
Hours: Monday through Frid.;y-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New Patients Welcome *
Wewa Medical Center is proud to announce
Mr. Ken Plumley P.A. has joined our staff.
Please Call 639-5828 for Appointment


Weston is the son of Cathy
Carter of Panama City and Randy
C. Weston of'Port St. Joe.

He is a 1993 graduate of'
Rutherford High School in
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2000


Tiger

,'Port St. Joe 66, Baker 35
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked #1 in Class 2A, are head-
ed back to Lakeland to make their
seventh straight "Final-Four" ap-
pearance in search of a record
tyng five consecutive state cham-
piloiships.
SThe Tiger Sharks will face # 4
ranked Havana Northside (31-2)
Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m.
ET in the Class 2A semi-finals.
The winner will face the winner of
the Admiral Farragut (24-
6)/Hialeah Champagnat Catholic
(32-2) in the championship game
at 12:00 noon. on Saturday.
"Havana has been waiting to
play us for over a year," said head
cbach Vernon Eppinette.
The Gladiators were disquali-
fied from the state play-offs last
season for playing ineligible play-
ersi
"They're a good ball club, with
ftne players at every position. It
will be a tough game for us., They
have played a tough road sched-
ule- this season, so they are used
to4: playing in big games on the
road." added Eppinette.
The Tiger. Sharks, known for
their up-tempo style of basketball
and a deep bench, wore down
Baker. which relied mainly on five
players In the first half of play,
before putting the game away in
the second half of play.'"
Despite poor shooting, Port
St, ,Joe outscored Baker 10-7 to
take a three-point lead by the end
of the first quarter.
The Gators took their first
and only lead of the game with
3:08 left in the first half of play,
making a foul shot for a 16-15
lead. However, with, 2:27 on the
clock, Travis Jenkins sunk a free-
throw on the front end of a 1-1 to
tie the game at 16-16. Jenkins'
second shot rimmed out, but Clay
Smallwood hustled to come up
with the loose ball- the Tiger




A.





A


Sharks Headed to State Again!


Sharks found Mosi Quinn wide
open in the corner for a three-
pointer and a 19-16 lead. Quinn
also drained a jump-shot with
less than :06 seconds on the clock
to,send Port St. Joe into the half
with a 21-18 lead.
In the second half, Kedrick
Larry came out on fire- scoring
12 of his game-high 19 points in
the third quarter to help the Tiger
Sharks pull away for the win. The
Tiger Sharks' full-court press
helped provide a 16-0 run in the
final 4:00 of the quarter. Port St.
Joe had outscored Baker 25-5 for
a 46-23 lead by the end of the"
quarter.
"We didn't shoot the ball well
in the first half," said head coach
Vernon Eppinette. "Our strategy
worked well, we kept the game
up-tempo through the first half to
try and tire them out. They got
fatigued and we pulled away early
in the third quarter."
The Tiger Sharks also
outscored the Gators 20-12 in the
fourth quarter. Dexter Gant elated
a packed house in "the Dome"
midway through the final quarter.
After fouling a Gator player, coach
Eppinette called Gant down to the
other end of the court to give him
some'words of encouragement, or
perhaps to set up that long pass
*after the missed foul-shot for an
electrifying slam dunk.
Kedrick Larry led Port St. Joe
with a game high 19 points. Mosi
Quinn followed' with 13, and
Travis Jenkinis added 10 for the,
Tiger Sharks.
Port St. Joe shot the ball
much better from the charity line
than they did in the Vernon
game--making 10 of 14 on the
night. Baker was 14 obf 23 from
the line.
Thursday semi-final game,
will be broadcast on WOYS,
100.5, Oyster Radio following the
Champagnat/Admiral Farragut


game- betweeri 11:30 a.m. ET
and 12:00. If the Tiger Sharks
make it to the championship
game, WOYS will air at 11:55 a.m.
ET.
GATORS 7 11 5 12 35
SHARKS 10 11 25 20 66
PSJ- Mosi Quinn 13, Santiel


Chambers 3, Kedrick Larry 19,
Travis Jenkins 10, Dexter Gant 4,
Seneca Chambers 2, Lance Larry
2, Clay Smallwood 5, Tremaine
Lewis 2, and Kyron Bailey 6.
BAKER- Ates 3, Kucher 2, Webb
1, Thomas 11, Harder 2, Jackson
3, Gennaro 13.


Lady Gators Win


Five Games This Week


Dexter Gant (24) fires up a paceked house-with this
dunk in the fourth quarter.


Quaterinae 5,-'~ints inas 1 Sem loinal Fi


Quarterfinals Semfinais Finals Semifinals
Thur., Feb. 24 Tue., Feb. 29 Sat, Mar. 4 Thur March 9 Sa
All Reqional Gaines ad. 7.30pn, licl rmer (ulrss- n.Ied)j I The LakelanI


Tiger Shark fans packed the bleachers to standing room only
capacity to witness yet another exciting victory by the hoop-
sters.


., "This ain't nothing' but a P-S-J party" rang out from the fans
in the stands as the Tiger Sharks ran out the last minute of time
from the clock Saturday night-and the "Final Four" celebration
began, again.


Time and a winning record have proven that height is no
advantage to the defense mounted by the Port St. Joe Tiger
Sharks basketball team.
In the photo above, Tremaine Lewis (34) hunkers down to
defend a sizable Baker Gator in the first half of Saturday night's
66-35 regional final win.


W1 Baker.(15-7) Baker
R2 1. ii 1 172-67 Baker
W3 GrandR age. i 1F, -, ,
R4 I;!ar.irr,.na 14) i1 sP n I PoriS Joe
VW2 .Vernon(18-7) Vernon Dis t. 1-4) 66-35
Ri Pensacola Christian (10-9) 7458 ort S-oe
W4 PortStJoe(29-1) PortSt.Joe 54-48 @11:30am
R3 Malone (25-9) 163-44 ,
"- Hm Teams are in BLUE talics
. H Aa6 iyunnsidai 062 j Havana Northside
a R6 E Jr.... ,-,,-, |Of I Havana Northside
W7 Chiefland (28-3) Chiefland 82-77
R8 Oak Hall (12-14) 49-45 Region 2 Havana Northside
*I "' (Ditst 5-1) 65-63
W6 University Chr. (23-6) r,r.' t Cr,,rwar,
R5 F".,AP,', ,' University Christian
W8 .a..nonrne 1-7, )Trenton I 74-44 r "'c
R7 Trenton (15-14) I77-76
W9 Father Lopez (22-8) Father Lopez
Rio Orangewood Chr. (17-11) 192-31 admiral Farragot
W11 Lakeland Christian (12-14) AdmiralFarragut 47-44
R12 Admiral Farragut (21-6) 151:29 Region 3 Admiral Farragut
WeO Frr Academ, 0i 7, intcaSe,' lo: '. 1610,o ,
R9s. l J. r.pn. '. *" I |Firtel a c ,' : ,
W12 Tampa Prep (22-8) ., r.t "r 1 **
R11 McKeelAcademy (19-11) '
Home Teams are In BLUE Italics
W13. Bradenton Chr.(15-11) Hollywood Christian '
Rid Hollywood Chrstian (.18-10) 167-60 | m g,,a .
WI Champagna(29-2) T r
Ri1' Mgc~rthuraouth (13-12) |ti R i Champagnalt
W,14 Benjamin'(22-8) .Benjamin IO1sS 13 161 63-52
R13 'Moore Haven (10-13) 184-29 Beniamin
W16 WestminsterCChr.(22-7) Westminster Chr. 6751
RI5 Vacant Bye


WEWAHITCHKA 11, BLOUNTSTOWN 0
THURSDAY, MARCH 2ND
Judith Husband tossed a one-
hit shut-out as the Wewahitchka
Lady Gators defeated Blount-
stown 11-0 in five innings Thurs-
day night. Husband (3-0) struck-
out five Lady Tiger batters, in her
five innings on the mound.
"Judith pitched four perfect'
innings, but a fielding error
allowed Blountstown's only run-
ner In the fifth Inning,";said head
coach Charles Fortner.
The Lady Gators (3-0) jumped
out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the
first Inning of play, before adding
.. two In the second, two in the
-:'..i. fourth and three in the fifth to put
S."the mercy-rule in effect..
,- Kristin Jones and Christi
Ward each had an RBI :single to
lead Wewahfitchka at the plate.
Brandi Sasser and Krystal Hen-
SSdricks each added a single for'the:
Lady Gators.
"We didn't do a whole lot at
the plate." said Fortner. "We took
advantage of weak pitching and
several errors by Blountstown to
score most of our runs."
WHS 420 23 -115 1
BHS 000 00 -0 1 7'

WEWAHITCHKA 10, CARRABELLE 0
FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD
Judith Husband had another
big nighton the mound, tossing a
..,, no-hit shut-out in Wewahitchka's
10-0 victory over Carrabelle Fri-
day night. Husband (4-0) struck
out nine batters in her five
innings on the.mound.
"Judith pitched a great
game," said coach Fortner. "Only'
one Carrabelle player reached
base, and that was on an error in
the second inning."
Kristin Jones went three.for
thunderous four with two doubles and three
S RBI to lead the Lady Gators at the
plate. Husband was two for three
with an RBI; Christi Ward was two
for four with a double and an RBI;
Cnampionshi Britney Grice drove in three runs
. Marc 1i, Noon on a double and two sacrifice,
SCmer bunts; while Kim McMillion,
Brandi Sasser and Ashley Berrens
Last Update each added a single for,
316/00 1:54 PM Wewahitchka (4-0).
WHS 42 2 0 2 -10 111


Home Team


2000 FHSAA Class 2A
Boys Basketball
Champion


The Tiger Sharks gather with Head Coach Vernon Eppinette
and assistants Kenny Parker, Steve Maxwell, and Al Carpenter to
map out a plan during the regional final game in "The Dome"
Saturday.


CHS 000 00 0 0 0

WEWAHITCHKA 4, MARIANNA 5
SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH
Marianna broke a 4-4 tie,
scoring one run in the bottom of'
the seventh inning to hand the
Wewahitchka Lady Gators a 5-4
loss in the North Flonda Classic
held In Panama City. This was the
Lady Gators (4-1) first loss of the
season.
"We played a very sloppy
defensive game, committing five
errors," said coach Fortner.
Judith Husband (4-1) allowed
only one earned run on five hits,
and struck-out two batters in her
seven innings on the mound. .
"Judith pitched well' enough,
to win, but we just made too many
mistakes and did not get the key
hits with runners on base," said
Fortner.
Kristin Jones went three for
three with a double and an RBI to
lead the Lady Gators at the plate.
Lindsay Miller was two for four
with two singles, and Brandi -
Sasser added a single and an RBI
for Wewahitchka.
WHS Q4 0 0 0 0--4 6 5
MHS 201 100 1-5 5 2

WEWAHITCHKA 10, PORT ST. JOE 9
SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH
The Wewahitchka Lady'
Gators had an 8-2 lead, after
scoring eight runs in the bottom
of the first inning, en route to a
10-9 victory over Port St. Joe in
the North Florida Classic. The
Lady Sharks chipped away at the
Lady Gators' lead, scoring four
runs in the top of the third, one in
the fourth, and two in the fifth,
but fell one run short.
Seventh grader Brandi Sasser
(1-0) picked up her first varsity
win, allowing nine runs on 14
hits, three walks, and struck-out
one in her seven Innings on the
mound.
Sasser was two for three at
the plate, Kristin Jones went two
for four, and Britney Grice two for
two to lead Wewahitchka (5-1) at
the plate.
Alisha Barber (0-2) gave up
seven earned runs on two hits
and seven walks in her three and


two-thirds Innings to record the
loss for the Lady Sharks (2-3).
Julie Lanford allowed two earned
runs on seven hits and one walk
in her two and one-thirds innings
of relief.
Nelkole Royster was four for
five with three RBI to lead' Port St.
Joe at the, plate. Bonnie Belin
went three for four with a triple
and two RBI. and Megan Johnson
was three for with a double.
Alisha Barber had a single and
two RBI, while Evette Gant,
Kristin Abrams, and Candice
Kennedy each had a single and a
RBI for Port St. Joe.
"We're Improving and gaining
valuable experience with the new
pitchers," said Port St. Joe head
coach Jim Belin.
PSJ i 2 04 120 -2. 914 2
WHS 800 0 1 x, .--10 92
WEWAHITCHKA 2, COTTONDALE 3
SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH
Despite out-hitting Cotton-
dale nine to three, the Wewahitch-
ka Lady Gators fell 3-2 In the
North Florida Classic. Cottondale
trailed 2-0 going into the bottom
of the seventh inning, where they
scored three runs for the victory.
Judith Husband (4-2) gave up
only one earned run on three hits,
and struck-out seven in her seven
innings on the mound for the
Lady Gators (5-2).
"Judith pitched another great
game, and deserved to win." said
,coach Fortner. "We left too many
runners on base, and committed a
couple of base running mistakes
that hurt us. I believe we still had
the best team, but did not win."
Britney Grice went four for
four.with four singles and an RBI
to lead Wewahitchka at the plate.
Christi Ward was two for three,
,and KristindJones..,w ni- two for
-four with an RBI.
WHS.O 1 0 000 1- 2 9 2
CHS 000 000 3--3 3 2
WEWAHITCHKA 7, FAMU 4
MONDAY, MARCH 6TH
The Lady Gators improved to
6-2 on the season with Monday
night's 7-4 victory over FAMU in
Tallahassee. The Lady Gators
jumped 'out to a 4-0 lead, after
scoring two runs in the top of the
first inning and two in the second.
FAMU bounced back, scoring
three in. the bottom of .the second
and one in the fourth to tie the
game at 4-4. Wewahitchka put the
game away, scoring two runs in
the sixth and one in the seventh.
Judith Husband (5-2) allowed
only two earned runs on six hits,
one. walk, and struck-out seven to
pick up the win for. the Lady
Gators.
Husband had a double and
an RBI, while Britney Grice,
Christi Ward and Lindsay Miller
each added a single and an RBI to
lead the Lady Gators at the plate.
Brandi Sasser also had a single
for Wewahitchka.
"It was a very tough game,"
said coach Fortner. "Their pitcher
shut us down pretty much, but
we were able to scrape up enough
runs to win. Judith pitched a very
good, game. but had one bad
inning that got FAMU back in the
game."
WHS 220 002 1-7 5 2
FAMU030 100 0-4 7 3

WEWAHITCHKA 3, MALONE 2
TUESDAY, MARCH 7TH
The. Lady Gators scored one
run in the bottom of the seventh
Inning to defeat Malone 3-2 Tues-
day night. Wewahitchka scored
Sone run in the third and fifth
innings to take a 2-0 lead. Malone
scored their only runs of the game
in the top of the sixth inning,
when they sent two runners
across the plate.
Judith Husband (6-2) struck
out 11 Malone batters in her
seven innings on the mound to
pick up the win. She did not allow
an earned run, on two hits and
one walk.
Christy Ward led the Lady
Gators at the plate, going three for
four with one RBI. Sarah Carter
was two for three with two singles
for Wewahitchka (7-2).
"I'm just proud of the girls
and the way they hung in there
and won the game," said coach
Fortner. "Judith pitched another
good game, but we didn't do very
much at the plate. We left too
many runners stranded on base."
MHS 000 002 0-2 2 5
WHS 001 010 1-39 3


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anything else than keep a dental appointment.
How far we have come in a few short years. Today, very
rarely is there any pain involved in dental work and your den-
tist mostly is concentrating on prevention of problems rather
than treatment. New techniques and equipment have made a
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Republicans to Meet
The Gulf County Republican
Party will meet on Monday, March
13, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will
be held at the home of Gary Ross
at 420 Treasure Drive in Indian
Pass.. This will be of special inter-
est to those who live in District 3
and 5.
There is an open invitation to
all those running in the November


elections for county commission-
ers' seats in these districts to
attend the meeting and share
their views and goals.
There will also be a discus-
sion concerning the elections
which will be held on Tuesday,
March 14.
If you have any questions
-about this meeting or the local
Republican Party, please call Lee,
Downer at 648-8874.


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Thurs., March 9 @ 3:30 CT .. ... WH5 Varsity Girls at Grand Ridge
Thurs., March 9 @ 5:00/7:00 ET P.5JM5 7th/8th Grade Boys host Wewahitchka
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Lady Sharks Split Four Games This Week


PORT ST. JOE 5, COTTONDALE 6
SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH
-Cottondale took advantage of
three Port St. Joe errors for a 6-5.
victory in the North Florida Clas-
sic on Saturday. Cottondale broke
a 2-2 tie in the top of the second
inning with one run, and then
added two in the fourth for a 5-2
lead. The Lady Sharks sent three
runners across the plate in the
bottom half of the fourth to tie the
game at 5-5. Cottondale scored
one run in the sixth for the win.
Alisha Barber (0-1), in her ,
first varsity start, gave up five
earned runs on three hits and five
walks in her three and two-thirdp :
Innings on the mound. Julie Lan-
ford struck-out two batters in her
one inning of relief, and Bonnie,
Belin allowed one earned run on
one hit, three walks, and struck-

out three in her one and one-,
thirds innings of relief.
Evette Gant went two for
three to lead the Lady Sharks at
the plate. Megan Johnson, Julie
Lanford, Bonnie Belin, Nelkole
Royster, Alisha Barber, and
Kristin Abrams each added a sin-
gle for Port, St. Joe (2-2). Lanford
had an RBI.
CHS 2 1'0 201 6 4 .1
PSJ 200 300 .-5 8 3
PORT ST. JOE 9, WEWAHITCHKA 10
SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators jumped out to a 8-2 lead,
after scoring eight runs in the bot-
tom of the first inning, en route to0
a 10-9 victory over Port St. Joe in
the North Florida Classic. The
Lady Sharks chipped away at the'
Lady Gators' lead, scoring four
runs in the top of the third, one in
the fourth, and two in the fifth;
but fell one run short.
Alisha Barber (0-2) gave up
seven earned runs on two hits,
and seven walks in her three and"


two-thirds innings to record the
loss for the Lady Sharks (2-3).
Julie Lanford allowed two earned
runs on seven hits and one walk
in her two and one-thirds innings
of relief.
Neikole Royster was four for
five with three RBI to lead Port St.
Joe at the 'plate. Bonnie Belin
went three for four with a triple
and,two RBI, and Megan Johnson
was three for with a double.
Alisha Barber had a single and
two RBI, while Evette Gant,
Kristin Abrams, and Candice
Kennedy each had a single and a
RBI for Port St. Joe.
"We're improving and gaining
valuable experience with the new
pitchers," said head coach Jim
Belin.
PSJ 204 120 914 2
WHS 800 01 x -1092
PORT ST. JOE 1i0 MARIANNA 3
SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH
The Lady Sharks pounded out
15 hits at the plate for a 10-3 vic-
tory, over Marianna in Port St.
Joe's third game of the North
Florida Classic. The Lady Sharks
jumped out to a' 6-2 lead, after
scoring two runs in the top of the
first inning and fo0r ini thfe sec'
ond, and never lost the lead.
Bonnie Belin (2-0) gave up
three earned runs on seven hits
and three walks, while striking
out four Marianna batters in her
five innings on the mound.
Megan Johnson was three for
four with two RBI, and Kristin
Abrams was three for three to lead
Port St. Joe offensively. Evette
Gant and Julie Lanford were each
two for four with an RBI; Bonnie
Belin hadl a double and an RB!;
Nelkole Royster and Jessica Sher-
rill each had a single and an RBI;
while Alisha Barber and. Angela
McDowell each added a single for
the Lady Sharks (3-3).


Sharks Defeat

Liberty County' 8-2


PORT ST. JOE 3, BAY HIGH 4
THURSDAY. MARCH 2ND


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The Port St. Joe Sharks
dropped to 2-5 on the season with
Thursday night's 4-3 loss to Bay
High. Bay High broke a 2-2 tie by
scoring two runs in the bottom of
the fifth Inning to take a 4-2 lead.
The Sharks battled back to send
one run across the plate in the
sixth inning, but were shut-out In
the seventh for the loss.
Adam Hamm (1-2) gave up
four earned runs on six hits, -three
walks and struck-out five Torna-
do batters in his five and,one-
third Innings on the mound for
the Sharks. Steve Lowrey retired
two batters In his two-thirds of an
inning of relief.
- Ryan Stephens went two. for
three with a solo homerun, and
Ashley Stephens was two for three
with two singles and an RBI to
lead Port St. Joe ,at the plate.
Koran Peters "added a single for
the Sharks.
PSJ 01 1.00 1 0-3 5 1
BHS. 10 10 20 x--46 3

PORT ST.' JOE 8, LIBERTY Co. 2
FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD
The Sharks bounced back Fri-
day night to defeat Liberty County
8-2 behind a solid a solid pitching perfor-
mance by Ryan Stephens.
Stephens (3-2) struck-out 13
Bulldog batters in seven innings,
while allowing only two earned
runs on five hits and five walks.
Port St. Joe (3-5,1-1) scored
all the runs they needed in the top
of the first inning, when they sent
four runners across the plate. The
Sharks added one run in the
third, fourth, sixth and seventh
innings.
Bryce Thomas led the Sharks
offensively, going two for four with
two singles and two RBI. Matt
Caswell had an RBI triple, Jacob
Tankersley had a triple, Ashley
Stephens had a single and an
RBI, while Ryan Stephens and
Steve Lowrey each added a single.
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PORT ST. JOE 10, SNEADS 9
TUESDAY, MARCH 7TH
Port St. Joe outlasted the
Sneads Lady Pirates for a 10-9
victory in the Lady Sharks first
District 3-2A game of the season.
The Lady Sharks (4-3, 1-0) scored
three runs in the top of the second
inning to bounce back from a 2-0
deficit, and take a 3-2 lead. Port-
St. Joe added a run in the fourth,
but the Lady Pirates struck back
with two runs in the bottom half
of the inning to tie the game at 4-
4. The Lady Sharks added three
runs in the fifth and seventh
innings, and held off Sneads for
the victory.


Julie Lanford (2-1) picked up',
the win in four innings of relief.'
Lanford allowed four earned runs '
on two hits and three walks. Bon-,
nie Belin started on the mound-for
the Lady Sharks. She gave up five;
earned runs on six hits, five walks'
and struck-out six batters.
Candice Kennedy went twdfor,
four with three RBI, and Kristin;
Abrams was two for four with two;
RBI to lead Port St. Joe at the
plate. Julie Lanford had a single'
and three RBI, Neikole Roysteri
had a triple, and Erica White
added a single for the Lady'
Sharks.
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WEWAHITCHKA 16, GRAND RIDGE 6
THURSDAY, MARCH 2ND
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 3-5 on the season
with Thursday night's 16-6 five-
inning victory over Grand Ridge.
The Gators scored three runs .,in
the' bottom of the fifth inning to
put the mercy rule in effect.
Bradley- Shavers gave up,
three earned runs on one hit and
four walks in his one-third of
inning oni the mound, before giv-
ing way to Jonathan Thomas.
Thomas (2-0) allowed : three
earned runs on six hits, two walks
and struck-out six batters to pick
up the win in his four and two-
thirds innings on the mound' for
Gators.
Blake Rish was two for two
with two doubles and an RBI;
Justin Miller went two for three
with three RBI; Wesley Colvin was
two for four with a double and
three RBI; and Philip Hall was two
for four with a double, and triple,
and two RBI.
"We played well on defense
and hit the ball pretty good," said
head coach Grant Grantham.
GRHS 3 0 00 6 7 6
WHS 442 33 -1611 1!
WEWAHITCHKA 6, R. F. MUNROE 13
MONDAY, MARCH 6TH
The Gators dropped to 3-6 on
the season with Monday night's


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PSJ Sharks' first baseman
Bryce "Tom" Thomas gets up
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scoring one run in the bottom of
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with five runS in the fourth.
"We.didn't show up ready .to
play," said coach Grantham. ,
Wesley Colvin (0-3) gave up 10
runs, only two of them earned.- on,
six hits to pick up the loss. Colvin
struck-out seven in his four
innings on the mound. Philip Hall
gave up one earned run on two
hits and three walks, while col-
lecting two strike-outs in his one
inning of relief. Justin Miller
struck-out four Munroe batters.
while allowing one hit and two
walks in his two innings of relief.
Justin Barnes was three for
five with two RBI to lead
Wewahitchka at the plate. Chris
White was two for four with an
RBI, Brandon Jones went two for
two, and Justin Miller added a
single.
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WHS O 1 i 3 10 0- 6 7,6

WEWAHITCHKA 2 MALONE 4 .
TUESDAY, MARCH 7TH
The Gators fell to Malone 4.-2
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Malone took a 2-0 lead, scoring
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and Justin Miller went two for two
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ly. Justin Barnes had a triple and
an RBI.
"We played a good ballgame,
but they did too," said coach
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see our kids playing hard and
having fun."
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Shipwreck of Excursion Steamship, S.S. Florida

History of Its Misfortune and Passengers' Plight Is Revealed a Second Time


In response to last week's
article on the St. Joseph Penin-
sula State Park archaeological
survey, it was brought to our
attention that The Star previously
ran an article in its August 30,
1984 issue on the history of the
shipwreck that was recently
recorded by the survey team.
Some of our patrons may
already know about the S.S.
Florida, and may remember the
1984 article. Newcomers to our
area may be interested in learning
about it for the first time.
Whether or not the reader is
familiar with the local history, we
are presenting the following
reproduction for the enjoyment of
all our readers. Only the reference
to time has been changed for the
convenience of the reader,


S.S. Florida

Foundered In

Bay (144) Years

SAgo...
Hurricane of 1856 Broke
SShip Apart While Trying
To Ride Out Storm

BY HERMAN JONES
It may have begun as a sand
storm in the Western Sahara. As
it. blew out over the tepid eastern
Atlantic, the spawning grounds
for most August hurricanes, it
gained energy from the tropical.
waters. As the microscopic dust
particles formed nuclei for count-
less rain drops,.the ever intensify-
ing band of showers began turn-
ing in a huge counter-clockwise
spiral. Blown west by the trade
winds and ever increasing in
strength, it would, in weeks to
come, bring death and destruc-
tion in the Caribbean ,and Gulf
before its own death throes on the
coast of West Florida. No one
named hurricanes then, but this
one would go down in history as
the Great Storm of 1856.
I'm sure the seasoned captain
of the S.S. FLORIDA felt appre-
hensive as he departed the
Pensacola Naval Yard (144) years
ago. As the steamer entered the
Gulf. the long ground swells that
crashed beneath the FLORIDA'S
bow meant only one thing-some-
where in the Gulf there was a
hurricane. Hopefully the next day
... they could reach Apalachicola,
their next scheduled stop, and
4 find safety in its protected bay.
That afternoon, as they drew
near Cape San Bias an ominous
warning greeted them. The great
shoal of the Cape was a seething
boil of crashing breakers, it would
be impossible to round the Cape
and reach port. The captain
decided to turn about and try to
find a protected anchorage west-
ward.
There was no one to notice
the sleek sidewheeler as it round-
ed St. Joseph's Point and entered


the protection of St. Joseph's Bay.
It was Friday morning, August 29,
and now the crashing swells were
accompanied by an unusually
brisk northeast wind. Only the
numerous seabirds took notice as
the ship dropped anchor and peo-
ple began wading the shallows to
catch fish. The once famous city
of St. Joseph, located six miles to
the east, was already being
smothered by vines and palmet-
tos. The once-thriving seaport
was now only occasionally visited
by fishermen who netted the
enormous schools of mullet and
other fish that thrived in the pris-,
tine bay.
The captain had planned to
anchor in the deep hole near the
point until it was safe to round
the Cape. It. seemed a wise deci-
sion, but fate was to intervene
and in 48 hours, the FLORIDA,
pride of the New Orleans to Key
West run, would lie splintered and
broken upon the shore of St.
Joseph's Bay.
The FLORIDA had been built
in New York by Samuel Sneeden
in 1851 for Capt. Louis Coxetter
of Jacksonville. The ship was 147
feet long, 28 feet wide, and had 44
berths in the stateroom. It had
been financed by the Florida
Steam Packet Company of
Charleston of which John W.
Caldwell was principal stockhold-
er. The FLORIDA -had been built
to provide transportation for win-
ter visitors from Charleston to
Jacksonville and immediately
became a success. The ship was
described 'by the "Jacksonville
News" as, "a splendid new boat,
and a long way in advance, in
every respect, of any steamer that
had hitherto appeared 'in our
waters."
Many of the ;crew were slaves
as noted in the following adver-
tisement in the "Florida News" of
March 19, 1853: "For sale, a
capable engineer of unexceptional
character, a like Negro of 30, on
liberal terms. Information of
which may be obtained from
Captain Willey's steamer FLORI-
DA." Willey had become -the
FLORIDA's captain in January,
1853. Coxetter became captain of
the FLORIDA's newer and larger
sister ship, the CAROLINA.
Few steamships have the
dubious distinction of setting a
city on fire, but this apparently
happened to the FLORIDA on
April 5, 1854. Supposedly, a
spark from the FLORIDA's stacks
- Ignited a' "hay 'shed -dor'"the
Jacksonville wharf. Pushed by a
strong westerly wind, the flames
spread rapidly, destroying 70,
buildings. Including Capt. Willey's
home. The FLORIDA drew away
into the St. Johns and was not
damaged. Possibly due to ill will
caused by the fire, in August of
1855 the ship was sold to E. G.
Rogers and Company in New
Orleans. The. FLORIDA was
enrolled in that port on Jan. ,23,
1856. The ship's new master was
W. L. Cozzens. The FLORIDA
replaced the CORNELIUS VAN-


DERBILT on the Key West run..
The advertisement in the New.
Orleans "Picayune" read:
"Excursions to Key West via
Pensacola Navy Yard,
Apalachicola, St. Marks, Cedar;
Keys, and Tampa Bay. Arriving at
each port in the morning and
remaining through the day, giving
ample time to fish and bathe al
each place. Through to Key West
from six to ten days and remain-
ing at Key West six days. The U.S.
mail steamship FLORIDA, W. L.
Cozzens commander, will leave as
above on the 26th from the lake
end of the Jefferson Railroad at 8
o'clock A.M. carrying the U.S.
mails. Fare for the excursion.
going and returning, $50, with
privilege of remaining on board
while in port, having unsurpassed
stateroom accommodations.
Apply for freight or passage to E.
G. Rogers and Company, Agents.
72 Poydras Street."
When the FLORIDA left New
Orleans on its last voyage on
August 26. it carried 162 barrels
of flour, 60 loaves of bread. 12
barrels and five hogsheads of
sugar, 200 sacks of corn. 150
sacks of oats. 250 coils of rope, 12
casks of bacon, and 150 bails of
hay. Also aboard were five men.
two ladies, two children and the
crew.
Saturday, still at anchor,
began with fog and strong east-
northeast winds. At noon a sec-
ond anchor, with more chain, was
dropped. As both anchors began
to drag the engine was increased
to full power, to keep the ship in
place.
At 7 p.m., the anchors, even
with the help of the engine, began
to drag. At 8:15 the ship struck
the shoal and the disintegration
began. Huge seas boiled over the
decks. The upper saloon washed
away at 10 p.m. The occupants
gathered in the lower cabins for
safety. At 2:30 Saturday morning
the lower cabins began, to every-
one's horror, to wash away.
Everyone then climbed to the
highest part of the ship. the gal-
low's frame, and lashed them-
selves to it. At 4 a.m, the wind
came even harder from the south-
!west. The ship continued to break
apart.
At daylight all that was left
was part of the wheel house. the
boiler and engine, and the hull.


All the decks, cabins and cargo
were strewn in the turtle grass
and pines.'
Finally, by 9 a.m. the wind
subsided, the storm tide began to
fall and by 10 a.m. everyone was
able to walk to shore. Miracu-


lously, everyone survived.
They began the ordeal of
building shelters and salvaging
cargo. On Tuesday. a husband of
one of the women passengers
came from Apalachicola. His wife
and two of the men passengers
returned with him. On
Wednesday, three boats came
from Apalachicola to help salvage
the wreck, but soon left because
terms could riot be reached with
the captain who decided to save
what was left himself.
On Saturday, Sept. 6.
Cozzens allowed the remaining
three men passengers and the
ship's purser to take a lifeboat


and try to reach Pensacola. They
reached that city on Tuesday, eat-
ing only raw bacon and wet bread
from the cargo on their voyage.
Catching a ride on the schooner,
DIAMOND, they succeeded in
reaching New Orleans on Sunday


the 14th, where they told the
news of the disaster to the own-
ers. At this point the FLORIDA's
salvage is lost in the mists of his-
tory. Apparently the machinery
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Elementary, Middle and High School Education Facilities


Syev/u Cenley LPHIN NEWS
By:er Cone PORT ST. JOE
PO n S t n AA.M


tournament. Five schools from
around the area will be participat-
ing in this first time event.
Team members include: Rocky
Salzer, Erica Ailes, Nick Comforter,
Bonnie Belin, Lisa Curry, and
Tyler Weimorts. The sponsors are
Mrs. McKeithen and Mr.
Lamberson.
'Last Saturday, a group of ded-
icated SGA members traveled to
Graceville 'for. a district
meeting. Port St. Joe
ran against Godby for
District .1 Secretary/
Treasurer. After, vigor-
ous campaigning, St.
Joe was victorious and
now holds this position.'
The Teen Spring
Health Fling has been
scheduled for Tuesday,
March 28th, at 11:45.
Featured will be Rick
Pender, former profes-
sional baseball player
who speaks out against smokeless
tobacco.
The basketball team will travel
to Lakeland and play Thursday.
Good luck! -
On March 9th, the girls' soft-
ball team will travel to Apalach.
The J.V. will play at 5:00 and var-
sity at 7:00. Go Lady Sharksl
The baseball team will play at
Rutherford march 9th at 4:00
(varsity only). Friday, March 10th,
the J.V. will, play in Apalach at
4:00. March 11th the varsity will
participate in the Bay Spring
Sports Weekend in Panama City.
Come out and support your team.
Spring Break will be March
13th to 17th. Also, look out,
March 10th is the end of the nine
weeks. Have a great week!


Early Dismissal
School will be dismissed at
11:35 on Friday, March 10.
Spring Break
School will not be held March
13th to 17th. Happy Spring
Break!
National Assessment
The National Assessment of
Educational Progress will assess
our fourth graders performance
in reading on Monday, March 20.
Visit the NAEP website at
http:/ /nces.e,d.gov/nationsre
portcard for more information. If
you do not want your child to par-
ticipate, please notify your child's
teacher.
Report Cards
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
Tuesday, March 28. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher*
conference, please call 227-1221.
Spring Pictures
Spring pictures will be taken
on Tuesday, March 28.
Miss Easter Pageant
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 auditori-
um on April 14th at 6:00 pm.
Applications are available at
the following locations: Gulf
County Senior Citizens Center,
Port St. Joe, Port St. Joe
Elementary School office, Ard's
Florist, Melita's Boutique, Phyllis
Bixler, and Faith Christian
School.
Applications are due by April
1. For more information, please
call 229-8466.
PTO Meeting
There will be a FTO meeting
.on Thursday, April 13, at 6:30,
p.m. in the auditorium. All par-
ents are encouraged to attend.


MEN TA R Y 54 HOOL


1999-2000
Parents, please remember that
in order to excuse an absence an
excuse note needs to be turned
into the office within five days of
the' student's return!
Congratulations to Peggy
Harper for being recognized as
Port St. Joe High School's
"Employee of the Year." We would
also like to congratulate, Mrs.
Gannon for becoming
Gulf County's 'Teacher
of the Year.
Report cards will be
given out March 27th in
your community at dif-
ferent pick-up sites.
(Sites to be announced.)
Students can also get
their report cards the
next day, March 28th,
at school.,
The deadline for
registering for the SAT
at PSJHS on May 6th is
March 31st. Juniors and seniors
will be taking the HSCT on March
21st and 22nd.
The chorus class is organizing
a school-wide production, of
Grease. Students can sign up for
try-outs with Mrs. Comforter. The
deadline is the end of this week.
St. Joe Sound plans to visit a
recording studio in Dothan to,
record a CD. Information will be
given later to order a pre-sold CD.
SENIORS: Your $50 final
deposit for Grad Night is due by
March 22nd, along with your nota-
rized permission slip. Any par-
ent/business ads need to be final-
ized by this week!
March 27th at 5:30 in the
Media Center, Capital City Bank
will be sponsoring .an. academic


The youngsters in the photo above appear to be fully
engrossed in the story of the hour as it is read by Shannon's dad,
Harley Watkins. [Lower Inset] Librarian Anne Barrier, in charac-
ter costume, is shown sharing a Dr. Seuss story with the chil--
dren. [Upper Inset] Cindy Rich, Margaret Ellmer, and Watkins
were parent readers in the big "Read Across America" celebra-.

All students who came to the Port St. Joe Elementary.
Library from February 28 to March 3 joined millions of students
across the nation in celebrating this very special week when
their parents came to read a favorite Dr. Seuss book in honor of.
his 96th birthday (March 2).
This celebration was staged to promote literacy and to make
students aware of just how much fun reading really is. The "Cati
in the IHat" was on the campus all week spotlighting the impor-
tance of encouraging children to develop a passion for reading..
Thanks to all of the parents who came,,to;read., They truly
transformed the library media center into the world of Dr. Seuss
for the week. Thanks for making "Read Across America" so suc-
cessful at Port St. Joe Elementary.


Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration will
be held on Wednesday, April 19th,
from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If
your child will be, attending Port
St. Joe Elementary School, please
bring your child and the following
to registration .. .
*birth certificate
*proof of immunization
*social security number
Snhracial wit hin the last year)
No School
School will niot be held on
Friday, April 21, and Monday,
April 24.
Last Day Of School
Our last day of school will be
Tuesday, May 23.
P.E. Wellness Tip of the Week
"ESCAPING STRESS"
Stress is a fact of daily life
sometimes, despite our best
efforts to remain calm.
Stress is a mental and physi-
cal state resulting from the per-
ception that the demands on one-
self are greater than one's ability
to meet the demands.
Although stress can be psy-
chological in nature, your body's,
reaction is physical. Your body
releases a quick shot of adrena-
line, a hormone which affects
blood-sugar levels, possibly
resulting in fatigue and frequent
food craving. If stressed for long
periods of time, your health can
suffer.
Managing Stress
Prioritize important tasks;
Come up with ways to say no;
Vitamin C helps to boost the
body's defenses;
B-Complex vitamins have long
been known as anti-stress vita-
v mins; and ':
'i Leafy vegetables, whole grains.
brown rice, eggs,, cheese,
molasses, wheat germ, nuts
and seeds are high in vitamin
B.





GULF NTY SCHOOLS
March 13..- 17, 2000
SPRING
HOLIDAY Y S

Have a Safe Holiday
Students!




dents and faculty donned their
favorite hats on the' final day of
the fair. The sassy sombreros and
fancy fezzes were testimony to the
enthusiasm generated by the fair.
Proceeds from the fair will be
used to purchase new books for
the media center. The fair was a
tremendous success and WES
would like to thank the parent
volunteers who made it so, A spe-
cial thanks to Terri Grimsley,
Ruthie Jamerson, Carla. McGhee,
Tweda McGlon, Karen Phelps,
Julie Pippin, Tina Price, and
Vickie Wood.

Gulf County Schools

Early Dismissal for

Spring Break
It's Spring Break again and
the Gulf County School Board
announces the following early dis-
missal schedules for Friday,
March 10.
The following are the bus
schedules for Port St. Joe:
North Port St. Joe Elementary.
11:30 a.m., ET.
Port St. Joe Elementary
11:35 a.m., ET.
Port St. Joe Middle School
11:50 a.m., ET
.* Port St. Joe High School
12:00 p.m., ET.
The following are the bus
schedules for Wewahitchka,
Main Street Site Elementary
11:45 a.m., CT.
Linton Site Elementary
11:50 a.m., CT.
Wewahitchka High School
12:00 p.m., CT.
The school board would also
like to inform parents that ele-
mentary school breakfast will be
served on Friday, March 10, but
lunch will not be served.


News Column'

Faith Christian School

Our best wishes .to the PoTt"
St. Joe High School basketball
team, and our prayers for safety
for players, parents and fans. We
will be pulling for "Win #5." .
Next week, March 13 to 17,. is
SPRING BREAKI Students will be
dismissed early on Friday, March
.10. The two, three, and four year
-children will dismiss at regular
times, and all others, including
extended-day, are to be picked up
at 12:00 o'clock noon. School:,willf
resume at 'the regular time on
Monday, March 20.
Students, enjoy your ,short'
vacation during this beautiful
time of the year, and come -back
ready for the last quarter of the
school year. Report cards will go
out March 23.
Saturday. March 4th, our
best spellers went to Pensacola to


compete..in, the Association ot
Christian Schools Regional
Spelling Bee.
We are happy to .oanhoun'e
that Trevor Burch came in third'
"in grade four,. Kelly- Geoghagarn
was third in grade six, and Rachel.
Bixler was the second place win-
ner in grade eight. We thank all
the parents who accompanied tie
students, and we thank our Lqrd
for a safe journey.
Rachel Bixler will represent
Gulf' County-. in: the regional
spelling bee to be held this
Saturday, March 11, in Panama
City. Go, Rachel! ':
Everyone had a great time at
the Annual Field Day last Friday.
We appreciate our.P. E. teacher,
Dee Horton, and our principal,
Rev. Bill Taylor, for all the work
that went into the planning f6r
the day, and Rev. Jim Davis and
Rev. ,Jud, Waldrop for their help
with 'the mnany-aclvities.
The overall winner was', the
grade 7-8 homeroom. Their only
loss was to faculty and parents in
a final "fun" game ,in. basketball.
Grade four students were champ
pions of, the lower elementary
classes. We especially want to
thank Long Aventie .Iiptist for
the use of their gynm for the bas-
ketball games.. ,


Port St. Joe Elementary School fourth. graders, from left, in,
the photo above are: (kneeling) Devin Guillot, Antonio Peterson,
Desean North, and- Alex Flanagan; and (standing) Blake Barnes,
Matthew Gannon, Philipp Fuze, Krista Parker, Charlotte Pierce,
Nancy Howell, Valerie Jones, and Mary Belin. .
Faith Christian School fourth graders, from! left, in the pho-
to below are: Charlie Persal, Sam Ray, Trevor Burch, Trevor
Seay, Meghan Williams, Joshua Zuber, Albert Scheffer, and Olivia
Lamheron. ..


Wewahitchka Elementary School students (1 to r) Stormie
Hippensteal, Matt Beatty, and Kenny Price, as well as all the
other students who celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday had great fun
"dressing the part."


From the Hallways of

Wewahitchka

High School
by


Pamela Holmes ',


Even though this week at
WHS has been slow, for some
there definitely have been a few
high points. The high points vary
from track meets to an assembly.
This week, instead of the
once-a-month TGIF, WHS held a
TGIW on Wednesday. Wewa High
was privileged to have a special
guest speaker, Justin Tait. Mr.
Tait told his heart-wrenching
story about drinking and driving.
Through the whole presenta-
tion, the students were amazed
and filled with awe, especially as
he showed us his mechanical
legs, replacements for the loss
from the accident. He told about
his life before, during, and after
his devastating accident.
Both teams are sure to have a
successful season this year. Both
head coaches, Mr. Fortner and
Mr. Butler, are really looking for-
ward to the season. If you would
like to have a softball schedule (or
schedule for any other sport),
please see the front office at the
high school.
Baseball has been rocking the
field this season also. They have
played numerous games and look
forward to many more. The JV
and varsity teams played in Port
St. Joe on February 29th at 4:00
(JV) and 6:00 (V). The JV team
played at Sneads on.March 2nd at


3:30. The varsity boys also -played
on March 2nd against Grand
Ridge in Wewa at 6:00.
They have been working hard
all year long. We hope a success-.
ful season, like last year, is just
around the corner.
This week all seventh through
tenth graders are taking the sec-
ond round of FCAT tests. These
include our norm-referenced tests
called the Stanford 9. As always,
our students are giving it their
best!
Congratulations to our
"Student of the Week", Eugene
Allen; and "Students of,. the
Month", Monique Adkins and
Jason Weathers.
More accolades are in order
for Courtney Rae Wood, Cam
Horne, Nicole Foster, and Dakota
Beatt, who are getting their poet-
ry entries published, in the
Anthology of Poetry by Youn
Americans.
Last Tuesday, our "Teacher of
the Year" Don Rich, was recog-
nized and honored at the Teacher
Recognition Dinner at PSJ. Even
though he didn't win the district's
top prize, he's 'still a. winner with
us!
Here at WHS, many wonder-
ful things are happening. But to
make it even better,. Spring Break


WHS Media Specialist Donna
Fettinger recently sponsored our
Annual Scholastic Book Fair. The
book fair began on February 29.
and ran through March 3.
Students had the opportunity to
purchase inexpensive, quality
.items including books, posters,
school supplies, and whimsical.
gift items.
The WHS Media Center was
converted into a book store for the,
fair. Small groups of students had
the opportunity to browse the
shelves and make selections from
a wide variety of books of various,
genre including fiction and non-_
fiction.
Several dedicated parent vol-
unteers worked to keep the
shelves .stocked, assisted young
buyers in making appropriate
selections, and served as sales'
clerks.
WHS is growing rapidly and,
with a student population of over
600, keeping the media center
running smoothly and assuring
that students have access to a
wide selection of books and refer-
ence materials has become an
awesome task.
This task has been made eas-
ier with the help of modern tech-
nology. Each WES student has
been given his or her own library
card with a bar code. Each library
book also has a bar code, and
checking out a book now only,
takes a few seconds.
Books are entered in a com-
puterized data bank making it
easier to locate particular books
and conduct research on any
topic.
The book fair coincided with
the birthday of children's writer
Dr. Seuss, author of "The Cat in
the Hat" and many other
favorites. To celebrate, WES stu-


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2000


Wewahitchka from Page2A


is almost here. Everyone is defi-
nitely happy to see a break cdm-
ing.
This has been a week ,filled
with mystery, excitement, tears,
and laughter for us and we hope
yours .was just as unique. HIave
great week and God bless.
For those who were unable to
attend, Mr. Tait was in a terrible
car accident, which was caused
by intoxication. It truly was a
pleasure to have Mr. Tait and his
colleague, Paul Burris, from
Partners for Highway Safety,
speak at WHS. We hope to have
many more inspirational speakers
such as Mr. Talt in the future.
This week, WHS had many
sporting events. The popular
sports this season are weightlift-
ing, softball, baseball, and track.
All' four had games, meets, or
tournaments this past week.
The track team traveled to
Tommy Oliver Stadium in
Panama City on Friday, March 3.
They competed against
Rutherford, Apalachicola, and
Chattahoochee. Everyone on the
team did well and had a great
time. Their next meet will be this
Friday.
The weightlifting. team has
had a pretty good season thus far.
They had two tournaments last
week. The first meet was on
Wednesday, March 1st at 3:30 in
Marianna. The second meet was
on Thursday, March 2nd, at 3:30
at Bay High.
All the boys did well. The
team has two more meets this
season. The first will be on March
14th at 2:00 against Mosley High
in Panama City. The second will
be' on Wednesday, March 22 at
3:00 in Freeport.
The girls' softball teams have
really been busy so far this, year.
They have already played several


games and it seems like the sea-
son has just started. The varsity
team had four games last week.
Starting on February 29, the
girls played Blountstown here at
4:00. Next they played on March
2nd in Blountstown at 5:00. Third
they played in Carrabelle on
March 3rd at 5:00. And last, the
girls played in Panama City at the
Mosley High Tournament on
March 4th. There are several
more games throughout March
and April. All together., their
record was 4-2 last week.
Both varsity and junior varsi-
ty have been 'working hard. The
JV girls' team has a new coach,
Nathan Butler. Mr. Butler is shap-
ing the girls up for an outstanding
season.
Last week, they played sever-
al games. On February 29, they
played Blountstown on Gator
Field at 4:00. Then, on March
2nd, they played in Blountstown
at 6:30. And last on the agenda is
March 3rd in Carrabelle at 5:00.

Gospel Sing
The Free Spirit Community
Church, located on Jarrett Daniel
Road, will be hosting a gospel sing
on Saturday, March 11, at 6:00
p.m., CT. Pastor Bill Blake invites
everyone to go but and join them.
Refreshments will be served.


Blessed is the man that
walketh not in the council of
the ungodly, nor sitteth in
-the seat of the scornful, nor,
standeth in the way of sin-
ners, but his delight is In the
law of'the Lord and in His law
doeth he meditate day and
night. .
Psalms 1:1.&2
*


"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


-^ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
; ?CHURCH
P ., CHSixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ...... .10 a.m. '
Adult School ...... .. .. 11 a.m.
.Sunday School -o
*Young Children .o ,
*Nursery Available >
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cec;I Costin Sr. Blvd.


irs : B' p C ftrC ,
J L 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. 'JOE
"- Buddy Caswell
3\' "1 "", : '' I,;C '*' '" :. Minivter of Music '& ",ouh-'
S: "I Sunday School ...... ............... 9:45 ami
WorshipeService. .... 11:00 am.
| |' Disciple Training .................. .. 6:00 pm .
Evening Worship .. .... .... .7-00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .....-. :...7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" )

-------------Teachingthe Truth of God's Word

TAITH BIBLE 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


4


Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday School ............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship" ........ 11:00 a.m.

(850) 227-1724


Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


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


Diana Sealey
Touth & Children's Director j


race Baptist C]4

BUT THO5E WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTH. THEY WILL 50AR ON
WINGS LIKE EAQLE ... 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 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


"A Designer Showcase" Luncheon


The Big Bend Christian,
Women's Club will present "A
Designer Showcase" luncheon on
Thursday, March 21, from 11:30
, a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with the,
award winning chef, Wilhelm
Bogan, at the Gibson Inn, located
on Highway 98 in Apalachicola.
The cost of the luncheon is $8.75
inclusive. I I
You don't want to miss a pre-
view, of the newest Fitz & Floyd
designs and spring arrangements


From left are (front) Lisa Curry, Erica Ailes, and Diane
McKeithen (coach); and (rear) Tyler Weimorts, Bonnie Belin,
Scott Lamberson (coach), Rocky Salzer, and Nick Comforter.


PSJ High School

Forms Academic Team


For the. first time in several.
years, Port, St. Joe High' School'
has started an academic team.
The team was chosen in
November of 1999. Teachers at
PSJHS recommendedd one person
from each grade (9-12) and an
additional student from any,
grade. An alternate was also cho-
sen.
SThe 'team consists, of Rocky
Salzer and Erica Ailes 'from the
12th grade. Bonnie Belin and Nick,
Comforter, from Lhe 11 th grade,
Lisa Curry from the- O1h grade,
* and Tyler Weimorts from the 9th


grade.. Team coaches are Diane
McKeithen and Scott Lamberson.
The academic team will com-
plete in its first competition on
Monday, March 27, at 5:30 in the
Port St. Joe High School Media
Center. The team will be' compet-
ing against Apalachicola High
School, Wakulla High School. and
'Wewahitchka High School.
The competition will be spon-
sored by Capital City Bank. Go
out and support these students as
they compete for Port St. Joe High
School.


PSJHS Elected to District 1 SGA Office
Saturday, 26 Port St. Joe High School Student Goverment
Association members traveled to Graceville for the annual
District One elections. District One runs from Pensacola to
Perry and Port St. Joe was seeking the office of secretary-trea-
surer, as was Godby High of Tallahassee.
Port St. Joe defeated Godby and Maclain Howse was selected
to serve as secretary and Adam White as treasurer for the
impending 2000-2001 school year.

,.\ Pit c4" ict
T f0 1 f o C f A .

F i ^sf Churc o e 'IZ. l azLAe _e
2420 Lo9 A "?'c *P3'- Flo,'lda 32456"
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School, .................. 10 a.m. G '1 e Lnto t1-' Lod the rlor '
Sunday Morning Worship ...............11 a.m. J e His tame, ,wo ship tlhe
Sunday Evening Worship .. ... ........ 6 p.m. Lo.d tlve bde.ty h c Ioliness.f
Wednesday Evening Service ............ 1 p.m Pscali 29.2

"\( T "i i place to worship!

.. First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
C- l EDLiLL :,F EEF'.ICES
.. s" Worship ,Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
,A Bible Study Sundaysar 9:0,0 a.m. (all.ages)
i r'. Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central
Located at 823 N. 1~[i 'S ?c Me.\i, Beici Corner of'15th & California'* 648-5776




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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

Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School............................................. ............. 10 a.m .
M morning Service .. ................. ..................... 1 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study .......................................... 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship ......................... 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor


by Joyce Estes and a musical pre-
sentation by New York ,vocalist,
Merel Young. Mary Adams, a
humorous international speaker,
will challenge those in attendance
with redesigning their lives.
There are no memberships or
dues and anyone interested is
especially invited to attend by
making reservations with Joann
at 670-8468, Roma at 697-4349,
or Patsy at 697-2811.


They Know


By Our Love

,L In 1 John 5:2 we find, "By this
we know that we love the children'
of God, when we love God and
'obey His commandments." There
Oliver F. Taylor is a gospel song that goes "we will
Visitation Minister, First know them by their love."
UnitedMethodist Church Being a Christian means
observing commandments and rules. However, these
rules and commandments can be done in love, and hot
with" harsh reality.
Our attitude can be the key as to how people respond
to us. If we are always aggressive and unfair, we gener-
ally get a like response. No one likes to be attacked or
degraded. We should treat others as we want to be treat-
ed ourselves. We know this as the golden rule.
Individuals have personalities, and churches have
personalities. Are we 'known as:a ,loving person? Is our
church known as a loving church? These are questions
which confront every person and every church. Think it
.over., ,



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

10:30 Sunday Morning Apolachicola... E 4 Hwy .98
7:00 Wednesday evening Hwy.
71 Reid Ave.
Posters Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family tife church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
323 Reid Avenue Port'St. Joe ... Wewahitchka.


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AMET EVENING WORSHIP- 6:00 PMET
il Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesdj% Night it 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Stud% & Pra. er Meeting; Choir Practice 7.00 pm
'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed 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 769-8"25
For intormation concerning our bus minisry, please call 647-5026 -


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


STirst United Methodist Churchd
'11T1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410,

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

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

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

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

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


God's
love
is
higher
than
the
heavens

51


Discover God's Love! r
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.mn. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.n. (for ali ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult-Praise Choir at 8 p.nm.
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR
MARK JonES, MINISTER OF MUSICc & YOUTH


Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director.


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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2000



The Florida Tobacco Pilot Program is


For the second straight year,
the Florida Tobacco Pilot Program
(FTPP) has achieved remarkable
success in reducing teen smoking
across the state, Dr. Robert G.
Brooks, Secretary of the Florida
Department of Health, announced
on Wednesday, March 1st.
The Florida Youth Tobacco
Survey of more than 20,000
Florida middle and high school
students showed a two-year
decline in cigarette use that repre-
sents 79,760 fewer Florida youth
smokers and approximately
26,320 fewer premature deaths
attributable to smoking.
"In two years, the program
has produced unprecedented
reductions in tobacco use among
young people," said Dr. Brooks.
"The challenge before us is to turn
these tremendous gains into long-
term results that will improve the
overall health of our population.
We are committed to maintaining
the success of the program and
focusing on further reduction of
tobacco use among Florida's
youth."
For middle school students,
the most recent data shows a
decline in current cigarette use
from 15% in 1999 to 8.6% in
2000-an overall- 43% reduction.
For high school students, current
cigarette use declined from 25.2%
in 1999 to 20.9% in 2000-an
overall 17% reduction.
Since the program began in
the spring of 1998, current (30-
day) cigarette use declined by 54%
among middle school students
and by 24% among, high school
students.
"These survey results repre-
sent tremendous progress in our
state's very public fight against
teenage smoking," Governor Bush


Wreck
from Page 1B
and engine were saved and it was
officially listed as abandoned in
1858.
Since this section of Florida
was uninhabited, the old side-
wheeler was soon forgotten.
Fishermen and campers would
occasionally investigate the hulk,
but salvagers and teredo worms
soon caused the destruction of all
the wooden parts exposed above
the sand. In a generation or two,;
even the ship's name was forgot-
ten. ,.,
The FLORIDA is in the
boundaries of St. Joseph's State
Park and it is possible to wade or
snorkel and examine the remains
of the wreck. It lies buried under:
the sands of the grass flats, only
the rusting remains of the boiler
rising -above the surface like a
grotesque tombstone, a silent
warning to the destructive power
of hurricanes and the fragility of
man's constructions.





NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends to
register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State, the fictitious trade name under
which it will be engaged in business and in which
said business is to be carried on. to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: R. J. Plumbing.
MAILING ADDRESS: 130 Christopher Robin Road,
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465.
OWNER (S): Ralph Jamerson.
Itc, March 9. 2000.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Mexico Beach will hold a Citizen's
Advisory Task Force meeting and public hearing on
the proposed amendment for Its CDBG
Neighborhood Revitalization Project #98DB-1Y-01-
13-02-N24 on Tuesday. March 14,-2000, 6:45 p.m.
at the Chamber of Commerce Building In Mexico
Beach. To obtain additional information concerning
the public hearing, contact Mr. Frank Healy at (850)
648-5700. The Public Hearing.is being conducted in
a handicapped accessible location. Any handi-
capped person requiring an interpreter for the hear-
ing impaired or visually impaired should contact Mr.
Healy by March 8. 2000 and an interpreter will be
provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing
to attend the public hearing should contact Mr.
Healy by March 8, 2000. and a language interpreter
will be provided. To access a Telecommunications
Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call 1-800-
955-8770 and ask for relay to Mr. Healy.
Itc. March 9. 2000.

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I. Katherine Harris. Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GEN-
ERAL ELECTION will be held in GULF County. State
of Florida, on the SEVENTH day of NOVEMBER,
SA.D.. 2000, to fill or retain the following offices:
President and Vice-president
United States Senator
Representative In Congress: District 2
State Attorney. Judicial Circuit 14
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 14
State Senator: District 3
State Reipresentative: District 7
Supreme Court. Retention of Three Justices
First District Court of Appeal. Retention of Five
Judges
Circuit Judge. Fourteenth Judicial Circuit:
Groups 3 and 8
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Sheriff
Property Appraiser
Tax Collector .
Superintendent of Schools
Supervisor of Elections
School Board: Districts 3 and 4
County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5


Tupelo Soil and Water Conservation District:
Groups 1. 2. 3. 4 and 5
Harbor Master for the Port of Port Saint Joe
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand
and affixed the Great Seal of the State of Florida. at
Tallahassee, The Capital. this Second day of March,
A.D., 2000.
/s/ Katherine Harris
Secretary of State
2tc, March 30 and April 13, 2000.


said, "For the second year in a
row, our young people tell us
they're hearing the message loud
and clear. The truth is smoking
kills more people each year than
car .crashes, AIDS, alcohol, drug
abuse, murders, suicides, and
fires combined."
Declines in current tobacco
use, which includes the use of cig-
ars and smokeless tobacco, -were
also significant. Since the pro-
gram began, current cigar use
dropped by 46% among middle


school students and by 21%
among high- school students.
Smokeless tobacco use declined
by 54% among middle school stu-
dents and by 19% among high
school students.
Declines in current tobacco
use were consistent across grade,
gender, and ethnicity as well.
"These exciting results show
that a consistent, broad effort can
have a real impact on teen smok-
ing in Florida-and can reach
teens regardless of age, race, or


gender. We look forward to contin-
uing this trend as we move for-
ward with the program," said
Debra Bodenstine, Director of the
Division of Health Awareness and
Tobacco.

"Florida continues to lead the
'nation in reducing tobacco use
,among teens," according to
Michael Eriksen, Director of the
Office on Smoking and Health' of
the Federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC).


'These results prove that
funded comprehensive t(
control program can have a
icant impact on reducing
mortality and tobacco-r
healthcare costs.
Though best know
"Truth," its youth-driven co
marketing effort, the F
Tobacco Pilot Program cor
community partnerships,
,tion, enforcement, and re
that is used to evaluate
aspect of the program.
Among the program's
critical components are local
nerships active in all 67 cox
in-school and after-


In the past week, how many
times have you eaten out for a
meal? According, to the National
Restaurant Association, almost
half of all adults were restaurant
patrons on a typical day during
1998.
Eating away from home is
challenging for health-conscious
consumers. If it's a special occa-
sion, go ahead and splurge on a
rich dish or dessert. But. at the
rate Americans' eat out, we can't
afford to 'overindulge each time.
Take time to find the healthier
items at your favorite eating
places, but watch out for these
common mistakes.
Baked is Better ... Right?!,
Congratulations! YoU chose a
baked potato instead of french
fries. It took a lot of will power to
order the .healthier baked spud,
especially when everyone else
ordered the fried version.
To be truly healthier than the
fries, be: sure .the traditional
potato toppers don't add fat and
calories you were bypassing in the
first place.
*For example, the typical
baked potato with sour cream and
chives packs in 24 grams of fat.
One with cheese and broccoli .has
16 grams. Without the sour cream
or-cheese, you're looking at the
virtually fat. free food.
Specify that you want your
potato topped with steamed veg-
etables if available, or ask for fatty
toppings on the side and use only
a small amount.
No Such Thing as Free
Most restaurants greet you
xw ith bread or even fried-tortilla
chips as soon as you' sit down. A
basket of bread contains around
400 to 1,000 calories while a bas-
ket of chips has 700 to 900 calo-
ries. Would you pass around a
bag of chips or basket of bread
before dinner at home?
Take a handful of chips 'or a
slice of bread and ask your server
to remove the basket from the
table. If you are hungry ask
him/her to bring you a salad
while you look at the menu.
Don't Blame the Chicken
Fast food finally seemed a bit
healthy when chains introduced
grilled chicken sandwiches. You'll
find them on almost every full ser-
vice restaurant menu. But you
still have to watch it-you've
ordered the lower fat choice, but
you still have decisions to make.
It's not the chicken that's the
problem, but what's added to it.
Be cautious about, high fat
condiments like mayonnaise or
special sauces, and other top-
pings like bacon and cheese.
Buns are often brushed with
butter as well. Order a plain
chicken breast on an un-buttered
bun, then add lettuce, tomato,
and any other veggies available.
"I Only Ate a Salad"
'Salads are usually touted' as
healthy on restaurant menus, but


smart diners know what to look
for. Obviously, one topped with
fried chicken tenders or. high fat
meats, cheese, eggs, croutons.'
and bacon bits isn't a good choice.
Neither is one with dressing
already added.
Choose a salad that goes
heavy on -dark greens and other
vegetables, light on lean meats'
and cheese, and always order the
dressing on the side (dip your fork
into it before each bite and you'll
use much less). When building
your own at the salad bar, use a
light hand with the higher fat top-
pings already mentioned.
Bigger is Better, and Cheaper
Fast food restaurants want
you to think bigger is better and
cheaper. For only pennies more,
you can "upgrade" to a larger size
sandwich, french fries, and soft
drink. Don't fall for it. You only
end up paying less for more fat,_
more calories, and ultimately
more weight and health problems.
Going from small to super size.,t
fries can add grams of fat to your
meal. Full-service restaurants
commonly offer huge portions' too,


like half-pound hamburgers, 16
ounce steaks, and unbelievably
big bowls of pasta. Share an
entree or take home half.
Mom Said "Eat Your Veggies"
You hear it all the time. .eat
at least three servings of vegeta-
bles daily. They're packed with
vitamins, minerals, phytochemi-
cals, and fiber. But veggies pre-
pared away from home may give
you more fat than you expect. Ask
how they're prepared.
Some menus use hearts or
other symbols to designate lighter
entrees and side dishes. If specific
nutrition information is not avail-'
able, you'll need to ask questions
and make special requests to stay'
within your eating goals.
Predictions for 2000 calls for'
consumers to spend more than $1
billion on food prepared away
from home every day. Spend your
share of that wisely by recognizing
that eating out can't be an occa-
sion to splurge every time, You
can make smart, healthful
choices.
Source: "Communicating Food for
Health." Hollis Bass, Med, RD


Working!

a well- instructional support at every'
tobacco grade level, youth cessation pro-
signif- grams, and a youth, advocacy
g .both group called' Students Working
related Against Tobacco (SWAT).
The Florida Youth Tobacco
n for Survey, designed by the Florida
iunter- Department of Health in collabo-
Florida ration with CDC, anonymously
nprises surveyed more than 20,000 public
educa- middle and high school students
!search across the state In December
every 1999 and January 2000.
For more information about
most local tobacco programs, contact
alpart- Sabrina Burke, Gulf County *
unties, Tobacco Prevention Coordinatpr,
school at 227-1276, extension 114.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2000 PAGE 5B


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 8, 2000
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan
Peters, Jr., John Stanley, Jr., and Warren
J. Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birming-
ham, Deputy Clerk Towan McLerhore. Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Administrator/
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells, Building Official/Assistant Planner
Michael Hammond, Building Inspector/
Assistant Planner David Richardson.
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Extension Agent Roy Lee
Carter, Health Department Administrator
Doug, Kent, Maintenance 'Superintendent
Joe Bearden, Mosquito Control Department
Secretary Sandy Hobbs, Assistant Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, Veterans' Service
Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams,.
and Deputy Sheriff D. W. Forehand.
The meeting was called to order at
6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, 'and Chairman Traylor led
1 the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
S CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the E0pard approved the Consent Agenda
(afteir'deletion of pages 16-19), as follows-
1. Minutes ':
-January 25, 2000 Special Meeting
.-January 25, 2000 Regular Meeting
2. "DELETE**'Agreement Management/
Monitoring Services (T.S. Alberto
Demolition Project Preble-Rish, Inc. -
$3,960.00)
3. *DELETE** Change Order/Budget.
Amendment 3 Additional Fire
Hydrants (Bid #9900-02 $3,000.00);
as''follows:
as3 BUDGET AMENDMENT #7
GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES:
Park & Recreation Facilities:
Rep.'& Maint. Bldgs./Grds.
#5707246100
Original Bidget $.00; Increase
$3,000.00; Decrease $.00; Amended
Budget $3,000.00
Reserves:
Reserve for Contingencies
#99985.-95000. Original Budget
8225 347 00; Increase $.00; Decrease
$3,000 00, Amended Budget
$222,347.00
4. *.DELETE** Court Order Payment to
Faucheux & Jones, P.A. (Clark #97-
48-CF $1.792 79 to be, paid from
Account H 6102 1-3 10001
-Payment to Faucheux & Jones, P.A.
(Givens #97-184-CF, 97-196-CF, 97-
198-CF, 97-275-CF, #98-35-CF *
$349.45 to be paid from Account
#61021-31000)
5. Invoice
-Agency for Health Care Administration
Medicaid (October, 1999 $9,317.19 /
November, 1999 $7,708.92 /
December, 1999 $30,116.45 to be
paid from Account #52264-34100)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Beaches Water
System (#61440 $135.00 to be paid
from Account #91453-31000)
f-Preble-Rish, Inc. Gulf Aire Drainage
S Study (#61441 $745.00 to be paid
F'ornm Abcount #21111-31100)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. 1999 Road 'Paving
* Proj., (#61442 $3,200.00 to be paid
S from Account #21111-31100)
Preble-RS,h. Inc. NEKTON Road
Grant (#61443 $780.00 to be paid
from Account.#21111-31100)
-Preble-Rish, Inc.' St. Joe Beach Area
Sewer Grant (#61444 $1,000.00 to
'be paid from Account #21111-31100) -
i-Preble-Rlsh, Inc. Gaskin Park Dock
iLayout (#61445 $175.00 to be paid
'from Account #21111-31100)
j-Flrst Choice Reporters (January. 2000
$1.435.25 to be paid from various
,Court Reporter line items)
6. Policy Flood Mitigation Assistance
'Program, as follows:
"Funds from the Flood Mitigation
Assistance Program (FMAP) are avail-
table to property owners at their initia-
tive and at their e\penze: resulting in no
expense -. the County
7. ReoluiUorn
-Budget Amendment (Dump Trucks
Loan 8133.000.001: as follows::


JANUARY 11, 2000
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on January 11, 2000, at
6:00 p.m., ET, in the Administrative Offices
of the Gulf County School Board. The fol-
lowing members were present:.Oscar Redd,
Mary Pridgeon, David Byrd, Caroline
Norton, and Charlotte Pierce. Th e
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Chairman Redd presided.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Ms. Judy
Campbell addressed the Board regarding
after-school tutor salaries and provided
Board members with a copy of a survey
conducted by the Gulf County Classroom
Teachers' Association regarding the
Instructional Performance Appraisal instru-
ment.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
agenda.
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mr.
Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unani-
mous vote, the Board took noted action of
the following consent items:
Approval of Minutes: Approved min-
utes for December 7, 1999, with .the follow-
ing addition:
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: Mr.
Redd requested that all school facili-
ties be checked for availability of
handicapped parking spaces.
Budat Matters/Payment 1f Bills: The
Board approved the following budget
amendments and payment of bills:
Budget Amendment III General Fund
Budget Amendment III Capital Projects,
,PECO
Budget Amendment III Special Revenue,
'Other, Federal
Personnel: Approved Teresa George for
a 5th grade teaching position at Port St. Joe
Elementary effective January 5, 2000, for
the remainder of the 1999-2000 school
year.
Approved family medical leave request
of Kim Whitfield for the remainder of the
1999-2000 school year.
Approved Deborah Gerber for a 4th
grade teaching position at Wewahitchka
Elementary School effective January 5,
2000, for the remainder of the 1999-2000
school year.
Approved retirement of James McLeod


RESOLUTION NO.2000-03
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners has received unan-
ticipated revenue in the General Fund for
fiscal year 1999-2000; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is needed to
help pay certain expenditures incurred in
fiscal year 1999-2000;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
as follows:
1) The 1999-2000 fiscal year budget is
amended as follows:
GENERAL FUND
REVENUES:
Other Financing Sources:
Proceeds of Installment Notes #00188-
00000; Original Budget $.00; Amended
Budget $133,000.00
EXPENDITURES:
Capital Equipment/Projects:
Equipment #58484-64000; Original Budget
$143,000.00; Amended Budget
$276,000.00
8. S.H.I.P.
-Purchase Assistance Kevin Lee
($11,615.00)
-Rehabilitation Loan Larry Peters
($14,000.00)
RECEIVE BIDS PAVING CLAY (BID
#9900-06)-Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids for paving-clay for the
1999 Road Paving Project (#9900-06), the
following bid was received: C. R. Smith &
Son, Inc.; $.62 per yard.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unan-
imous vote the Board awarded the bid to C.
R. Smith & Son, Inc., contingent upon
approval of the clay by the Road Paving
contractor .(C. W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc.).
PUBLIC HEARING COMP PLAN
AMENDMENT ORDINANCE / B & A TOW-
ING-Pursuant to. advertisement to hold a
public hearing to consider adoption of an
ordinance for a small-scale map amend-
ment for B & A Towing in Overstreet, no
public comment was received. After discus-
sion by members of the Board,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to adopt
the following-Utled ordinance approving the
comprehensive plan amendment.:
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO 2000-01
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUN-
TY, FLORIDA BY AND THPR OCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE
MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT, TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE S STATUTES
SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING 9.45 ACRES OF THE NORTH-
EAST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWN-
SHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM RESIDENTIAL
LOW DENSITY TO MIXED COMMER-
CIAL/RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Complete Ordinance on file in the
Clerk's Office)
PUBLIC HEARING -. COMP PLAN
AMENDMENT ORDINANCE / GULF SHIP-
BUILDING-Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider adoption
of an ordinance for a small-scale map
amendment for Gulf County Shipbuilding,
Inc. near the "Old Dynamite Dock Road",,no
public comment was received. After discus-
sion by members. of the Board,
Commissioner Peters motioned to adopt the
following-titled ordinance approving the
comprehensive plan amendment.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2000-02
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUN-
. TY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE
MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY 'UNDER STATE STATUTES
SECTION'" 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING 10.0 ACRES OF THE AREA
LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER
OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH,
RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO 'INDUSTRI-
AL; PROVIDING FOR A COPY ON FILE;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Complete Ordinance on file in the
Clerk's Office)
NORTH FLORIDA HEAD START /
NORTH FLORIDA CHILD DEVELOPMENT,
INC.-Sharon Gaskin, of North Florida
Head Start, appeared before the Board to
discuss this program and to request a let-
ter of endorsement from the Board. After
discussion that the program will soon have
a neaw sponsor (possibly North Florida Child
Development. Inc ) Commir-loner Peters
motioned to submit a letter of support for


effective January 1, 2001 from his position
of ROTC Instructor at Wewahitchka High'
School.
Approved leave for Pam Sumner for an
'expedition to Antarctica from January 27 to
February 25 as follows: 6 days of personal
leave, if available, and the remainder of
days otn unpaid leave.'
Approved family medical leave request
of Tonya Plair from her teaching position at
Port St, Joe Elementary School from
January' 10 to May 1, 2000,
Approved Michelle Mize to replace
STonya Plair while she is out on family med-
ical leave from her teaching position at Port
St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved Teresa Chancey for a Pre-K
Aide (COA) position at Port St. Joe
Elementary School effective January 18,
2000. "
Accepted letter of resignation from
Wanda Pate from her position as bus driver
effective January 1.1,'2000.
Approved Vicki Wood as a substitute
teacher for the remainder of the 1999-2000
school year as recommended.
Approved the following personnel for
the WAGES/WIA positions: Coordinator -
Jordan Miles, PSJHS Center Manager Jan
McDonald, WHS Center Manager Rosa
Barnes. These positions are grant funded
and will terminate June 30, 2000.
Approved the following under con-
tracted services for tutoring at Port St. Joe
Middle School: Cynthia Wells and Nanci
Pettle. This service will terminate at the end
of the academic year in May, 2000.
Approved Margaret Padgett, school
food service worker at Port St. Joe High
School, to' work an additional three hours
per day.
Student Matters: Approved Bradley
Scott Welch, a Bay County student to enroll
in the Gulf County Adult School.
Surplus Property: Approved disposal
of the following surplus property from Port
St. Joe Middle School: Data Pro 486SX
Computer Property Record # 61-95-2981;
Data Pro 486SX Computer Property
Record # 61-95-2977: 486SX Computer -
Property Record # 62-95-027; S&S
Computer 386 Property Record #61-92-
2918.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.
Norton, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved rejec-
tion of all bids submitted for the Port St.


this program. Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion, and it passed 4-0, with
Chairman Traylor abstaining.
TEMPORARY AIRBOAT PERMIT /
ORDINANCE VARIANCE-Mark Stokes
appeared before the Board to discuss that
his firm has contracted with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection to
perform a tide study in St. Joe Bay (South
of Port St. Joe, near C3OE) to establish the
mean high water line. Upon discussion that
the study will take 8-9 days in February
and 2-3 weeks in March, the Board
requested that he submit a copy of his con-
tract with D.E.P. Commissioner Yeager then
motioned to grant a temporary variance to
their ordinance which prohibits airboats in
the Bay, to allow Mark Stokes to use 2 air-
boats for their study. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
BEACON HILL PARK-Tim Nelson
appeared before the Board on behalf of the
Parks for People Committee, to request that
the Board appoint private citizens to the
Gulf County Parks Committee. He also
requested that further development of
Beacon Hill Park be postponed until a new
committee is formed. After discussion by
Commissioner Knox that he had ,spoken
with Barbara Eells and Paula Boone
regarding serving on a Park Co.:mmittee.
Chairman Traylor requested that
Commissioner Knox present a list of pro-
posed committee members at the next
meeting. After further discussion by
Commissioner Peters and Commissioner
Stanley, Sally Malone stated that,there was
a committee appointed several years ago,
when the County was attempting to obtain
that property for a park.
WEWAHITCHKA/PORT ST. JOE
COURTHOUSES-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that damage has been sus-
tained to the top floor of the Old Gulf
County Courthouse due to the roof leaking
during a rainstorm. Upon his recommenda-
tion, Commissioner Yeager motioned to
advertise to receive proposals for a compa-
ny to design a new roof for that building (it
currently has a flat roof like the one in Port
St. Joe). Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
Upon inquiry. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that there are still leaks in
the Courthouse roof over the Clerk's Office,
, stating that the contractor has made sever-
al attempts to stop the leaks in the past,
but to-date has been unable to do so. After
.further discussion, the Board agreed for
Attorney McFarland to begin procedures to
re-coup these costs, from the Insurance
Company which put up the bond.
BEACH RENOURISHMENT/HURRI-
CANES EARL & 'GEORGES-Chief
Administrator Butler reported on a letter
from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection that $333,000.00
is available to Gulf County for beach
renourishmeht, Commissioner Yeager stat-
ed that they will submit a plan for use of
the funds at the next regular meeting if
approved by the Board. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, 'second by
Commissioner Peters,.and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to proceed with request-
ing these funds (must be done prior to
March 1st).
INVOICE INDUSTRIAL PARK SUR-
VEY-Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler that Broward Davis &
Associates has agreed to accept payment of
$500.00 for the survey performed on the
triangular portion of property across from
the Industrial Park. Commissioner Stanley
M,-ioned to pay this amouil
SCommissioner Peters seconded the motion.
and it passed unanimously.
GULF AIRE WASTEWATER TREAT-
MENT PLANT-Chiel' Administrator Butler
reported on a letter received from Ike Duren
requesting removal of the moratorium on
the Gulf Aire Wastewater Treatment Plant.
and Chief Administrator Butler recom-
mended that the Board take no ai tion on
this request until the flow meter is replaced
and third-party readings are performed.
WILLIS LANDING LEASE AGREE-
MENT-Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler .that St. Joe
Corporation has agreed to lease Willis boat
landing (1.4 acres) to Gulf County at the
rate of $1.00 per year for 5 years (with the
contingency that they be allowed to delin-
eate the location for- the parking).
Commissioner Peters motioned to execute a
lease agreement for this area.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
Chairman Traylor directed that a letter of
appreciation be submitted to St. Joe
Corporation.
ADDITIONAL RIGHT-OF-WAY/COUN-


Joe High School softball lights project, and
approved a state contract bid of $22.900 00
by M. Gay Contractors. Inc., for the project.
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: On
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mr. Byrd,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved a
proposal from Sprint for TekNet ITV/Media
Retrieval Systems.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.' Pierce, and unan-
imous vote, the Board took the following
action on program matters:
Approved submission of they Extended
Access to Library Media Service grant
application in the amount of $9,135.00,
and the Reading
Initiatives grant application in the amount
$135,000..00 for the 1999-2000 school
year.
Approved submission of a challenge
grant. application which would provide a
Summer Science Enrichment program for
secondary. students.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Norton,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
private transportation for the academic
team from Wewahitchka High School on
December 2-4, 1999.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Superintendent's recommen-
dation and a resolution for the Gulf County
School System to request participation in
the Small School District Stabilization
Program through the Office of Tourism,
Trade, and Economic Development in the
Executive Office of the Governor.
On motion by. Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved naming the administrative offices
at Port St. Joe High School the "Edwin C.
Williams Administrative Suite," in Mr.
Williams' memory.
The Board reviewed Monthly Activity
Records from School Resource Officers for
December, 1999. No action necessary.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: It was +
requested that the Superintendent write a
letter to the Department of' Transportation
requesting a traffic device be placed at the
intersection of Highway 71 and River Road.
ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mr.
Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unani-
mous vote, the Board .adjourned at 7:25
p.m.


TY ROAD 5-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Phillip McMillian, of Neal
Land & Timber, has agreed to give the
County an easement for additional right-of-
way along County Road 5 but the County
needs to have a survey performed for the
easement to be executed. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
.Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to proceed with acquiring
a survey and execution of the easement(
agreement. Chairman Traylor directed that
a letter of appreciation be submitted to Neal
Land & Timber Company for their assis-
tance to Gulf County throughout the years.
I S.H.I.P. PROGRAM MORTGAGE
POLICY-Upon recommendation by
S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams, Commis-
stoner Yeager motioned to adopt the follow-
:n_ p.:.lic, regarding S.H.I.P. mortgages.
Commissioner Stanle% seconded the motion
and, after discussion, the motion passed
unanimously.
S.H.I.P. MORTGAGE POLICY
1) Only the applicants) will communicate
with the Administrator and/or his agent
as to procedures, conditions, and expla-
nations of the "SHIP" policies/proce-
dures pertaining to their proposed
/ mortgages.
2) As "Exception" to (1) above may be
granted if: The applicants) submits in
lung to the Administrator the name(s)
of thoue who the applicants) feel must
be involved in the terms and conditions
of their mortgage. The applicants) will
provide a reason/explanation of why
there is a need for someone other than
themselves to be involved in their mort-
gage process. Approval of ,the
"Exception" will be determined by the
Administrator. (End)
VETERANS' NURSING HOME--
Veterans' Service Officer Williams reported
on the hearing process to be followed in
selection of the location of the proposed
Veterans' Nursing Home. The Board agreed
for him to attend an Aids to the Cabinet
meeting in Tallahassee on February 16,
2000 regarding this matter.
.WELLNESS/THERAPY PROGRAM -
VETERANS-Veterans' Service Officer
Williams reported that both Beacon Hill
Wellness & Therapy Center and Gulf Pines
Physical Therapy are preparing proposed
wellness program packages to be submitted
to the- Veterans' Administration Medical
Center at Lake City for approval.
'MECHANIC/LABORER ROAD.
DEPARTMENT-Assistant Road Superin-,
tendent Bobby Knee reported.that 2 appli-
cations were received for the mechanic
position at the Road Department, and only
1 individual showed up for an interview.
Upon his recommendation, Commissioner
Yeager. motioned to re-advertise this job
opening. Commissioner Knox seconded the,
motion, and it passed unanimously.
Assistant Road Superintendent Bobby
Knee reported that 3 applications were
received for the laborer position at the Road
Department, and he recommended that the
Board hire Willie Clyde Gray (effective as
soon as possible). Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve this recommendation,
and Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion. After discussion by Commissioner
Stanle4 that one of the applicants (Tommy
Skipper had previously worked at the Road
Department the motion passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Stanley voting no. '
TRUCK DRIVER/MOSQUITO CON-
TROL DEPARTMENT-Administrator Wells
reported that Randy. Williams was the
senior employee to Si:n up for the Truck
Dlver I position at the Mos.quito Control
Department. Commissioner Peters
motioned to move Randy Williams to Truck
Driver I effectivee next pay period. and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the mouon.
After discussion. Commissioner Yeager
motioned to po.t another Truck Driver. T
position at the Mosquito Control
Department, and Comrnissioner Peters sec-
onded the mouton Commissioners Peters
and Yeager then withdrew the second and
hie motiUon. The motion regarding Randy
Williams then passed unanimously.
Commissioner Yeager then motioned to
post another Truck Driver I position at the
Mosquito. Control Department, and
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion.
The motion passed unanimously
MASTER MECHANIC/MAINTE-
NANCE MECHANIC MAINTENANCE
DEPARTMENT-Administrator ,Wells
reported that the master mechanic and
maintenance mechanic positions must be
re-posted, stating that he will present the
results at the next meeting.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SEC-
RETARY-Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that 11 applications
were received for the Emergency
Management secretary position, and he
recommended that the Board hire Shirley
Sandlin to fill the position. Commissioner
Peters motioned to approve this recommen-
dation, and Commissioner Yeager seconded
the motion. Upon inquiry, he reported that
Shirley Sandim was #1, Rhonda Algueseva
was #2, and Lynn Stephens was #3. After
further discussion, the motion failed 3 to 2
with Commissioners Knox (Mrs. Sandlin is
a resident of Bay County, and Gulf County
currently has the highest unemployment
rate in the State), Stanley (Ms. Algueseva
appeared to have a better application), and
Chairman Traylor voting no. Commissioner
Stanley then motioned to hire Rhonda
Algueseva, and Commissioner Knox sec-
onded the motion. The motion passed 4 to
1, with Commissioner Peters voting no
because this was not Emergency
Management Director Wells' recommenda-
tion. Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
that this be effective as soon as possible,,at
a rate of Sn 76 per hour
SPAY INCREASE LABORER POSI-
TIdNS-Alter dis,'u-.pcr'n by Chairman
Tralohr C':,mmisl':,ner Peters motioned'to
. begin the process with the Union to
increase the pay rate for the Laborer posi-
tions to $8.00 per hour. Commissioner
Knox seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
COUNTY SIGNS NEW LOGO-Upon
inquiry by Solid Waste Director Danford
regarding new signs for the entrances to.
Gulf County, the Board directed
Administrator Wells to coordinate another
"Logo" contest to update the County's logo
(need a response within 60 days).
SEA OATS/BEACH RESTORATION-
Solid Waste Director Danford reported that
Dr.. John Hovaneslan (Coastal Native Plant
Company) will have sea oats available for
purchase by April 1st
FIVE POINTS LANDFILL-Solid
Waste Director Danford reported that Five
Points Landfill passed the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
inspection held on February 7th.
PAY INCREASE SPOTTERS-Upon
inquiry by Solid Waste Director Danford,
the Board agreed that the Spotter position
sLould be included in the negotiations with
the Union to increase the pay rate to $8.00
per hour (laborers & spotters).
MAINTENANCE MECHANICS MAIN-
TENANCE DEPARTMENT-Upon request


by Maintenance Superintendent Bearden,
the Board agreed to hire two (2)
Maintenance Mechanics for the
Maintenance Department. Commissioner
Stanley thanked the Maintenance
Department for the fine work they have
done in Dalkeith and Howard Creek.
NOISE ABATEMENT GULF COUNTY
SPEEDWAY-Chairman Traylor reported
that the citizens' meeting regarding the


noise problem created by the race track in
North Gulf County will be held on February
15th.
PLANNING/BUILDING DEPART-
MENT-Building Official Hammond report-
ed that January was the best month the
County has ever had in the Planning/
Building Department, with permits pur-
chased for 32 new homes (approximately
$25,000.00 in fees).
NUISANCE COMPLAINT-Building
Official Hammond reported on a nuisance
complaint on West North Street in
Williamsburg Subdivision, for which they
have been the process for clean-up of the
area. Upon discussion, Attorney McFarland
stated that any debris which is on the
County right-of-way may be removed by the
County (held in storage if it has a value,
taken to the landfill if it does not), and he
further reported that a hearing had been
set with the Hearing Officer on February
22, 2000. Building Official Hammond stat-
ed that the owners should be charged by
the County for the clean-up work that is
performed, and reported that he has a
video of the area to show the Board. after
the Board meeting.
VARIANCE FOWLER (#00771-
040R)/BRYANT'S LANDING-Building
Official' Hammond reported that Mr. Fowler
has added a down-spout and splash guard
to the gutter system on his addition, and
now satisfactorily meets the requirements
of the variance.
VARIANCE PLANT (#03850-
. OOOR)-Building Official Hammond report-
ed that Pete Pylant will be moving the shed
to another area on his property (instead of
installing lattice and planting roses). Upon
discussion by Commissioner Stanley about
the need to give. Mr. Pylant a time limit on
this, Building Official Hammond stated
that Mr. Pylant intends to request that the
Board vacate an alley which adjoins his
property, in order to place the shed in that
area.
ROAD NAME DALKEITH-Upqn
inquiry by 911 Coordinator Nelson regard-
ing clarification of the request to change
Violet Pippin Road to Violet Pippin Lane,
Commissioner Peters motioned to leave the
road name as Violet Pippin Road.
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion,
and it passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner.
Stanley voting no, and stating that he will
issue a change order not to pave this road
becausere is not 100% consensus.
The meeting then recessed at 7:54
p.m., E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 8:11 p.m.,
E.S.T.
SIGNS D.A.R.E. PROGRAM-On
behalf of Sheriff McKeithen, Deputy Sheriff
Forehand presented a D.A.R.E. Program
sign which the Sheriff is donating to be
installed at all entrances to Gulf County,
and he reported that the Sheriff is prepar-
ing a resolution to present to the Board.
SMembers of the Board then discussed the
fine job the Sheriff's Department is doing in
the community with this program..
ROBINSON'S CEMETERY-Upon dis-
cussion by Commissioner Peters, the Board
agreed for Chief Administrator Butler to
begin the procesA to 'obtain permits, from
the Army Corps of Engineers and the
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection to follow the original easement to
open the road into Robinson's Cemetery
(original.easement passes -through a wet--
lands area).
ROAD DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL
BOARD-Upon discussion by 'Commis-
sioner Yeager, the Board had no objectioni
to the Road Department assistilng the
Scl'ool Board by preparing the base work
for paving at the Port St. Joe Elementary
School (the renovation project is near com-
pletion).
BOAT RAMP DEAD LAKES STATE
PARK-Chairman Traylor discussed that
he has met with representatives of the
Army Corps of Engineers, Florida
Department of Environmental Protection,
and the Florida Fish. & .Wildlife
Conservation Commission regarding the
delay in repair' of the boat ramp at Dead
Lakes State Park, and they have reported
that they will be renovating the boat ramp
as soon as the permitting processes have
been completed (must be repaired accord-
ing to the State guidelines).
BOAT RAMP INDIAN PASS-
Commissioner Yeager requested that
Maintenance Superintendent Bearden have
his department cut off bolts which are
extended on the right side of the Indian.
Pass boat ramp, to prevent damage being
done to boats. Upon discussion by
Maintenance Superintendent Bearden
regarding the wide spacing of the planks on
the ramp, Commissioner Yeager agreed for
them to place another board in each space.
FLOATING DOCK GASKIN PARK-
Upon request by Chairman Traylor, the
Board had no objection to beginning the
permitting process for installation of a
floating dock at Gaskin Park/Boat Ramp.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES-Chairman
Traylor stated that he strongly objects to
Commissioner Stanley's use of his article in
The Gulf County Breeze (The New Stanley
Scoop) to attack members of the Board of
County Commissioners and other County
staff. Commissioner Stanley stated that he
uses his articles in the newspaper to keep
the public in North Gulf County informed
about what is happening at the Board
meetings..
MANAGEMENT / MONITORING
AGREEMENT T. S. ALBERTO PRO-
JECT-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley regarding why the County cannot
do the work on the T. S. Alberto demolition
project and about the number of properties
in the "buy-out" program, Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that
the closing of septic tanks and wells must
be done by persons certified through the
Northwest Florida Water Management
District and he stated that there were a
total of fifteen (15) 'properties purchased.
Commissioner Yeager then motioned to
enter an agreement with Preble-Rish, Inc.
to provide the management/monitoring of
this program, in the amount of $3,960.00
(which will be paid by F.E.M.A.).
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously. (Consent
Agenda Item/Pages 12-16).
NORTH TURKEY AVENUE-Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Stanley as to why
North Turkey Avenue in Howard Creek was
graded this past week, Assistant Road
Superintendent Knee reported that there
was a misunderstanding with the .grader
operator (he was told to wait until further
notification before proceeding).
COUNTY-WIDE VOTING-Commis-
sioner Stanley motioned to place the identi-
cal question that was on the 1992 ballot
regarding county-wide voting for County
Commissioners on the 2000 ballot, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
for discussion. After discussion regarding
the court case, costs, etc., Commissioner
Yeager withdrew his second. Chairman
Traylor passed the Chair to Commissioner
Peters, and seconded the motion. The
motion then failed 3 to 2, with Chairman
Peters and Commissioners Knox (because
the constituents which have contacted him


have stated that the County has more
important issues facing them and should
not spend money on it at this time) and
Yeager voting no. Chairman Peters then
returned the Chair to Commissioner
Traylor.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved pages 17-19 of the


MINUTES OF THE 0 0 0


GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY


actively seek grants for a water system for
this area, and Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion. Upon discussion by
Commissioner Stanley that the Dalkeith.
area has the same problem, the Board
agreed to contact the City of Wewahitchka
regarding this matter. The motion then
passed unanimously.
VIDEO WILLIAMSBURG SUBDIVI-
SION NUISANCE COMPLAINT-Building
Official Hammond showed the Board a
video of the area on West North Street In
Williamsburg Subdivision. for which the
nuisance complaint had been filed.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:45 p.m., E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK


Minutes of the .



Gulf County School Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
On February 17,. 2000. The Board of Regents of
Florida Acting For and On Behalf of Florida State
University filed an application with the Federal
Communication Commission for authority to con-
struct a new non-commercial. FM translator station.
The proposed translator will operate on FM channel
220, 91.9 MHz, with an effective radiated power of
250 watts and a height above average terrain of 29
meters, and will be located in Port St. Joe. FL, at the
corner of Long Ave. and Eleventh St. The proposed
translator will rebroadcast the signal of WFSU-FM.
FM channel 205,88.9 MHz. located at 1600 Red
Barber Plaza. Tallahassee, FL.
3tc. March 9. 16 and 23, 2000.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board
announces the availability of a Request for
Proposals (RFP). titled "WAGES Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Activities and Services." The purpose of
this RFP is to solicit proposals from organizations or
groups of organizations that are interested in
becoming providers of WAGES Teen Pregnancy
Prevention services. Such services include develop-
ment of individual service plans, case management,
responsible fatherhood, drop-out prevention, career
exploration, human sexuality education, parenting
and all other activities leading to teen pregnancy
prevention.
The Boardis seeking proposals from agencies
and/or organizations capable of providing these ser-
vices as expeditiously as possible and with 'the
administrative 'capabilities to .manage a complex,
highly fluid caseload, and who have the aniltyv to
work closely with local school districts and/or pub-
lic health offices.
To obtain an R P .o.r or further int-.;rnuucn
contact:
Gulf Coast Workforce Development'Board
5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 913-3285.
1-800-311-3685 ext. 3285
(850) 913-3269 Fax
Minority businesses are encouraged to apply.
The Workforce Investment Act. is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. PTogram and auxillary
aids and services are available upon Tequest to
individuals with disablUltes.
Itc. March 9, 2000.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board
announces the availability of a Request for
Proposals (RFP) titled "WAGES Activities and
Services." The purpose of this RFP is to solicit pro-
posals from organizations or groups of organizations
that are interested in becoming providers/coordina-
tors of WAGES "deep end" services (those services
beyond initial Job search assistance). Such services
include: initial placement into an approved work
activity, development of Individual service plans,
case management, assessment, coordination of
activities in the service plan, reporting relative to
individual: participation, development of subsidized
employment agreements, placement into urisubsi-
dized Jobs, retention in jobs and all other activities
leading to self-sufficiency as described in the
WAGES (Work and Gain Economic Self-Sufficiency)
Plan...
To obtain an RFP. or for further information,
contact:
Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board
5230 West U.S. Highway 98
FAnan-. inir FL 32401
18501 3-.32385
1-800-311-3685 ext. 3285
(850) 913-3269 Fax
Minority businesses are encouraged to apply.The
Workforce Investment Act is' an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Program and auxiliary
aids and services are available upon request to
individuals with disablUUes.
lie March 9 2000

B & A TOWING
4560 COUNTY ROAD 386
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
(850) 647-3031 FAX (850) 647-9834
NOTICE OF AUCTION
B&A Toring will be selling the foll..ving ehi.
cle on the d tof 3.16-00 at 900 est ume Tne sale
ill te held ,t 45d0' c.r. 386 Port St. Joe FL. 32456.
We reserve the ngm lio rrfijr; any and all bids
Year Make VIn#
64 Ford 4A68X149392
86". Honda 1HGCA562XHA134067
ltc. March 9. 2000 .. :

PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
GULF COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD
The Gulf Counyr Cn% ing Board will meet at
5:p.m. ET. on M-larch 14, 2000 at The Gulf County
Courthouse. E.le':Uor., Offic.. 10)0 CerJ G Cci.ur
Sr 81b0 Punr St :.e. FI Thi. needing is .pen ii. tuie
public Te Can.'airEg B3id will meet o ca, a
-he ab ene. bIll':..1is l:,.r the F'resilenturi Pfel'er-nr."
PrimJar Elecu.n [to re,e-ile lqueri '. f:rin i.he- r.'",ul
about a -entee ballo-it. t coI duc t L tg. a.-,,.l
Accuracy test bi, the eabulhu g equipintm, and to
'canvass all returns as necessary.
Absentee ballots for the Presidential Preference
Primary Election received prior to March 14. 2000
will be available for-public inspection from 8AM until
6:30PM ET on March. 14, 2000 at the Gulf County
Elections Office. 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Blvd.. Port
St. Joe. Fl. After that time these absentees will be
processed, however not counted. Counting of the
Absentee BallotL ill not beg. urntil 7PM ET. on
March 14. 2.'000 At 7PM ET the Canvassing Board
will examine ballots received after 5:00 PM ET that
day. Any member of the public who wishes to exam-
ine these ballots should be present no later than
7PM ET. These absentee ballots will be processed
and tabulation will proceed on all ballots at 7PM ET.
The Canvassing Board, if it should be necessary to
reconvene during the week of March 14, 2000, shall
convene at the office of the Supervisor of Elections.
The time and date will be posted at the office of the
Supervisor of Elections and announced at the end of
the March 14, 2000 meeting.
Cora Sue Robinson
Supervisor of Elections-
Gulf County. Florida'
March 9. 2000
Itc. March 9. 2000.

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Consent Agenda, as follows:
3. Change Order/Budget Amendment for 3
Additional Fire Hydrants (Bid #9900-
02): ,
BUDGET AMENDMENT #7
GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES:
PARK & RECREATION FACILITIES:
SRep. & Maint.-Bldgs./Grds. #5705246100
Present Budget $,00; increase
$3,000.00; Decrease $.00; Amended
Budget $3,000.00
RESERVES:
Reserve for Contingencies #99984-95000
Present Budget $225,347.00; Increase
$.00; Decrease $3,000.00;, Amended
Budget $222,347.00
4. Court Order
-Payment to Faucheux & Jones, P.A.
(Clark #97-48-CF $1,792.79 to be
paid from Account #61021-31000)
CONTEST COUNTY LOGO-Upon
inquiry by Administrator Wells, the Board
agreed to offer a $250.00 prize for the
county-wide Logo contest.
FIRE PROTECTION/WATER SER-
VICE-Chief Administrator Butler dis-
" cussed a request from the Overstreet area
for water service and hydrants for fire pro-
tection. Commissioner Knox motioned to










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AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET In
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
Open Tues-Sat..
Consignments Welcomel
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314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU 1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
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For Sale: 1991 Dodge 12 passenger
van, lots 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..:
114,000; Call 227-3412 or 229-8997,
ask for Bill. tfc 2/10
1988 Chevy Cavalier, 5SP, runs good.
$750. 227-8140 days or 227-7311
nights.' 2tp 3/9
1990 Suzuki DR650, Dualsport/
Enduro Motorcycle. Hwy miles, adult
owned, great cond., never taken off-
road. Priced for quick sale at 81,800
OBO. 229-6278. 4tp 3/9
1979 Bronco. 10" lift. 1844 tires, TV &I
stereo. Call 227-7471. 2tp 3/9'


Is it time for a better vehicle?
For the car. truck or SUV
that fits your needs
at an extremely good price,
Call 229-9158.,
8tp 1/20


1981 Leisure craft for sale. 21 ft. Needs
engine work. S750 OBO. 227-8140 days
or 227-7311 evening. 2tp 3/9
1997 Lowe Aluminum Fishing Boat for
sale. 15'11", w/side console, rated for 5
people. 40HP Johnson. motor w/power
trim & oil injection. Bass boat design
with all the extras. Exc. cond., 85.000.
Call 827-8920. Ito 3/9

1998 SeaDoo Waverunner, m6del GSX
Ltd.. 85.000. Call 639-5446. 2tc 3/9
KAYAKSI Unsinkable. self-bailing, sta-
ble. safe and FLINI 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 Ee 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. tfe 2/3


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







Spacious IBR/IBA duplex for rent in
Beacon Hill. S350/mo., w/S200 dep.
Call 648-9572. 4tc 3/9


House for rent in Wewahitchka. Newly
remodeled 2BR/IBA. laundry rm.,
30x15 enclosed back porch. New A/C &
beat unit, new rugs. paint & screen'
30x20 storage shed. 1430/mo. w/$430
sec. dep.. Call 227-3511. tic 3/9

Nice 3BR/2BA. 14x70 Mobile Home for
rent in nice, quiet park, $400/mo., plus
dep., Call 648-5476.. tfc 3/9

For Rent: 443 Angel Fish' St., Highland "
View, 2BR/2BA Mobile Home, $350/mo
w/$350 dep. Call Prudential Resort
Realty, 227-2000. ltc 3/9



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


Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-51469
Fantasy Properties
tfc 3/2


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




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Large 2/3BR/2BA house. Stove, refrig.,
dishwasher, carport, W/D hookup,
1301 Monument, PSJ, $625/mo. Call
648-8007. tfc 3/2
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shorfe Court, St.
Joe. Beach. No pets, 1 blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. fc 2/3
For Rent: 2BR/1BA, Large newly redec-
orated triplex, 606 Woodward Ave.,
W/D hookup, avail. on or before March
1st.. S500/mo, 8400/sec. dep.. Call
647-2570. 2tp 3/2
For Rent: IBR/IBA small newly deco-
rated home suitable for 2 adults in Mex-
ico Beach. I bik 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, 8750/mo.
Call 647-8760. 4tp 2/17
HOUSE for RENT: St. Joe Beach. IBR/
IBA, 1 block from beach, 8350/mo.
Call 229-6961. tUc 2/3
Apartments for Rent. Call Kenny at
227-7241 or Phil at 227-2112. tfc 2/3
For Rent: Spacious, 2 BR duplex In
Mex. Bch. to responsible party, S400/
mo with S200 dep. Call 647-9866. P,2


For Rent: IBR. furn. apartment in Port
St. Joe. $75/week. Call 639-3600.fc 2/3
For Rent: 2BR furn. traier in Highland
View for more info. Call 227-1260, leave
message. I will callback. tfc 2/3
I & 2 BR apartments for rent 2 blks
from beach. Reasonable. Call 647-3220
or 648-9572. tfc 2/3


2 & 3 BR. long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. uc 2.3
Apartments/Homes for Rent:':l 1 to 2 3,
BR apartments, duplexes, and homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn.& .unfur-
nished. Call Parker Realty at 850-648-
5777 for more info. tfc 2/3
.We have several long/ short-term rental
units at Mex. Bch. & Cape San Blas.
Monthly, Weekly & Daily Off-Season
Rates Now Available! Call Thompson-
Rish Realty at Cape-San Bias 227-9600
or Mex. Bch 648-5449. 'tfc 2/3

Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities, energy efficient const.. stove &
refrig.. furn., fully carpeted. IBR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfce2/3.
Quaint building, clean. small. easy to,
decorate. Ideal for small, weddings.
recep. dinners. Great rates. For Info.,
call 227-1776. fie 2/3
Dead Lakes: RV/mobile home lots for
rent. 880/ mo. includes water & sewer.
Call 850-639-5721. 8tc2/17


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, I 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm.. ch&a. dlsh-
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


Moving Sale: 705 Gulf Aire Dr., Sat.
March 11. Rain or shine. Itc 3/9


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
L laundry facilities
On-site Management ,
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952



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


MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE, 2001
Marvin Ave., Sat., 11th, 8:00-12:00.
Lamps, pictures, dishes, vacuum clean-
ers, lawn furniture, beanie babies &
much more. Itp 3/9
Yaid Sale: Sat., March 11th, 8:00-12:00
Tulip Ave.. Beacon Hill. From Hwy 98.
take Cowries St. to Tulip Ave. Crib,
changing table, car seat, boy toddler 3
clothes, ladies' 3-5 clothes. Itc'3/9
Yard Sale: Sat., Mar. 11, Arizona Dir.,
Mex. Bch. Dishes, candles, shower cur-
tain, beach toys, lots of toys for
children. Barbies, stuffed animals, Polly
Pockets, Melanie's Mall doll house. etc.
Adult & children clothes. Itp 3/9
Two Family Moving Sale: Sat., Mar. 11,
8:00 til, 1905 Juniper Ave. ltc 3/9
Craft Sale: Sat., 9:00 a.m. ET. 215
Charles Ave., White City. Afghans. gillt
baskets, flower pots & pot hangers,
scenic painted sanddollar arrangements
Wind chimes & other assorted craft
items.. NO EARLY SALES. Itc 3/9
GIANT RUMMAGE SALE: Sat., Mar. 1I1,
8:00-1:00 EST, St. James Episcopal.
800 22nd Street, PSJ. 2tc 3/2





Anchor Realty & Mortgage. Cape San
Blas office is looking for a full-time.
receptionist and, full-time reserva-
tionist. These positions are full-time.
w/benefits. Applicant must be comput-;
er proficient & have a pleasant phone
voice. Call for application & interlIew.
229-2777. .. 2tc 3/9
Gulf Coast Community College
Adjunct Nursing Faculty-To teach on a ..
part-time basis. Qualifications include
B.S.N., as well as two years work expe-,
rience in nursing and, a Florida license.
Applications may be picked up at:,
Human Resources, Admin. Annex Room
104. GCCC is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Minorities and females
strongly encouraged to apply. For a
detailed description check .;out our:
Job-line at 850-873-3540 or our web-
site at www.gc.cc.fl.us ltc 3/9

The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
Ing applications for After-School
Tutorial. Persons having applications
on file in the School Board Office and'
wishing to be considered for this posi-


tion must request to have their applica-
tion submitted. Application form and
job description are available at the
school office or see application at
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us. Completed applica-
tions should be sent to the school where
you wish to apply. Application deadline
is March 21, 2000, 12:00 NOON ET
for PSJ and CT for Wewa. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 3/9
The City of Mexico Beach is accepting
applications for the position of
Sanitation Worker. Starting rate of pay
is $6.64 .per hour plus benefits.
Application and job description can be'
picked up in City Hall, 118 N. 14th St..
Mexico Beach. Closing date for receipt
of applications is March 17, 2000, 4:30
CST. Mexico Beach is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and maintains a
drug-free workplace. 2tc 3/9
.Subway of Port St. Joe now hiring. Full
& part-time shifts available. Must be
friendly, honest & dependable. Apply in
person. 2tc 3/9
House Keeping Staff needed. Please
apply in person at the Driftwood Inn In,
Mexico Beach. NO PHONE CALLS
please. Ite 3/9
Full-time office position In the reserva-
tions/front desk area. Some weekend
work required. Needs to be friendly &
outgoing w/good communication &
computer skills. Must be able to handle
difficult situations & enloy working with
the public. Please mail or fax resumes
to Parker Realty of Mexico Beach. P.O.
Box 123, Mexico Beach, FL 324 10. FAX
#: 850-648-5779. E-MAIL ADDRESS:
PARKERREALTY-hDIGITALEXP.COM
tfc 3/9
Construction Manager Trainee:
*No previous construction experience
necessary
*Established firm seeking a career ori-
ented Indidual to assist Contractor/
Developer with key duties within the
firm such as: Purchasing, Estimating,
Project .Coordination, Payables, ;.and
Receivables.
*Excellent computer skills required.
*This position includes office and site
duties and has unlimited growth poten-
tial within the firm.;
Salary commensurate with skills and
previous work experience. Send resume
to PO Box 159, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
2tc 3/2
S e 7&4.e UUenmtaed 9te.nj ea a.4
Ata.ued dd/ 227-1279


Gulf 'County Health Department now
taking applications for Environmental
Health Aide. Annual salary range is
$16,800.42 to $24,647.22, pay grade
008, position number 982791. Contact
Person is:
Kay Campbell
Gulf County Health Dept.
502 Fourth Street "
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone: 850-227-1276
Suncom: 771-2000
Must possess a. valid driver's license.
Experience with personal computer and
effective communication skills desired.
Fingerprinting required pending'
approval. Minimum qualifications: A
high school diploma or Its equivalent
and one year of experience In environ-
mental or public health field or labora-
tory work, hotel or restaurant manage-
ment' or inspection, engineering, a
physical or natural science or in provid-
ing medical services. College education
from an accredited institution can sub-
stitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45
quarter hours for the required experi-
ence. Vocatonal/technical training in
one of the experience areas described
above can substitute at the rate of 720
classroom hours for the required expe-.
rience. This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for this position.
Itc 3/9
Driver/Labor Supervisor wanted.
*Commercial driver's license required
*Established firm seeking a career-ori-
ented Individual to supervise labor
crew. operate & maintain small fleet of
trucks & construction equipment.
*Some physical labor required
Salary based upon skills & previous
work experience. Send experience &
work history to PO box 159. Port StL
Joe, FL 32457. 2tc 3/2.
Waitstaff & kitchen help. The Boss
Oyster .Restaurant, 125 Water St.,
Apalachicola. 653-9364. ltc 3/9
Now hiring waitstaff at Caroline's
Dining on the River. 123 Water Street,
Apalachicola. Itc 3/9
Fish House Workers needed at Water
Street Seafood. Also need a CDL Driver.
Call 850-653-8902. 2tc 3/91

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. tic 3./2


The City of Port St. Joe is accepting
applications for the following position: '
UTILITY MECHANIC I
$6.85/HOUR
Application and job description may be
picked up andi returned to the Muni-
cipal Building, 305 Fifth Street, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32457. Application dead-
line March 17, 2000. The City of Port St.
Joe enforces a Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer. 2tc 3/2
Reservationist/Receptionist wanted
for vacation rental management office;
High tempo office requires good phone'
skills, customer interface, computer lit-
erate and weekend !work. Contacti
Fantasy Properties-648-5146. App;l iri
person. 1200 Hwy 98. Mexico Bch ..
Applications now being accepted at Fish
House Restaurant for: Waltstaff, bar-
tender, dishwasher, cook, pre-cook.
Must be 18 yrs. age., tfc 3/2'
Mature, dependable person wanted to
*work 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturdays
and open some mornings at 7:00 a.m.
Part-time possibly working Into full-'
time. Helpful if you know about hard-
ware & tackle. Call 229-8933. Lfc 2/24
Help Wanted at Slice & Ice. Hwy 98.
SMexico Beach. Must be 18 yrs.' old:
Driver's license is. a plus.. Please apply.
in person. tfc 2/24
Cashier needed. Full-time help. Call
Tammy at 229-8775 at Cape Trading
Post. fc 3/9


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 3/2
Pianist, paid position. Trad. worship
service at Ist United Methodist Church
of Mex. Bch: If interested, please call
church office at 648-8820. If no answer,'
leave message &- phone number, uc 3/2
SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph is ,cur-
rently; seeking CNA's for daily patUent
care.' Requires current state certifica-
tion & a high school diploma. We offer
flexible scheduling & .a comprehensive
benefits package. including childcare,
tuition reimbursement & a liberal paid
time off policy. Apply to H.R. Dept.. 220
9th St., Port St. Joe. FL 32456. tfc 3/2

In 74e St.a4r


I T ADE a d ER IC S


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559


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


* Residential *Custom Wood
Commercial *industrial
A 8 R Fence
fes ing and Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047


-- 9Residential
o' 'Commercial,
Termite & Pest Control
STermite Treatments Restaurant Motel
SFlea Control Condominiums' ,
Household Pest Control Nen Trearment-
F Real Estate'(WDO) Reports 'Insriucio.:.r Sie:,
.,eciazing in Vacation Rantal Properties
IfFAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-lt-Yojrself Pest Control Products


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


BOB'S PAINT 8
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
BaltzeH Ave. Phone 227-7229










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

/ MINI-STORAGE




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


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

S* -. R A 0 0 4 3 3 7 8 E R0 0 0 7 6 2 3


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


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


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

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


C. /.'s awn
Service
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES
TRIMMING
/I Will work for you.
Licensed and Insured Serving
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936.
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
-"I'here Quality Is Higher Than Price"
229-8631



Steve Brant's


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

22946326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
S tfc3/2


2026 Marvin Avenue
f'a JPort'St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081


j Phone(850)
Al -i25 ears EMp1rince-91 2 9=6 59
4, 3/2



Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589 ,
Fine carpentry & architectural dcletails'
repairs *. remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190



- GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES'. REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
,648-5474 RL UCENSE ER0010992, RAI1l54218 9


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Pate 7 The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Mar. 9. 2000


W RATES: 1
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 54
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
. Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP


Driver. $10.50/hr. Time and one half
over 40. Local service person for port-
able toilet route. Must have class Aor B
CDL license w/good driving record.
Must be dependable w/good work histo-
ry. Insurance, uniforms, benefits and
401K provided. Great opportunity for
right person willing to work. Apply in
person at Hall Septic Tank Service,
3634 Hwy 231, Panama City. tfc 3/2
The Dunes Beach Restaurant
I am accepting applications for the fol-
lowing positions:
Cooks
Dishwashers
Walter/Waitress
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
tfc 3/2
Needed. Full-fime Lic. Real Estate
Salesperson Call Barbara Harmon at;
850-648-5767. tfc 3/2
SelfCrfos'. Vnwanted Items
with A Classified d!
Phice yours iw! 227-1278


The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Teacher Aide (In-
School Suspension). Persons having
applications on file in the School Board
Office and wishing to be considered for
this position must request to have their
application submitted. Application form
and job description are available at the
school office or see application at
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us. Completed applica-
tions should be sent to Ms. Carolyn
Witten, Principal, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Application deadline is March
10, 2000, 12:00 NOON, E.T. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 3/2


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MISSING PUPPY. 3 mos. old female,
black, part lab. Lost in Wewa, Sat., Mar.
4th. REWARD. Call 639-4737 or 960-
3223. l Itc 3/9

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5 piece dining set, w/smoky glass top,
$100. Queen size bed, mattress, box
springs & frame, good cond., $100. Call
647-2604. ltp 3/9
For Sale: 7 prom dresses sizes, 1-6. Can
be seen at Anita's Styling Salon .from
3/8 thru 3/22. Itp 3/9
Steel buildings, new, must sell,
30x40x12 was $10,200 now $6,990;
40x60x14 was $16,400 now $10,971;
50x100x16 was $27,590 now $19,990;
60x200x16 was $58,760 now $39,990
1-800-406-5126
Brand new GE 36" white range, $125.
Lg. 3 pcs. sect. couch, good cond. $100.
647-2571 or may be seen at 478 Santa
Anna St., St. Joe Beach. ltp 3/9
For Sale: Sony Playstation (year old)
hardly used. Comes w/game disk,
adapter & 3 games, $80. Call 639-5900
after 7:00 p.m. & 227-1133 day. Ask for
Cindy. ltp 3/9
King size mattress (about 4 yrs old)
$150. Call 229-6055. 2tc 3/9
SALE: Choice 4-grave site, Holly Hill
Cemetery. Call 639-4205. 3tp 2/24


5th Wheel Camper 1977 Country'Air, 35
ft., $2,700 OBO. Call 850-648-8209.
Can deliver. 3tc 2/24
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfc 3/2
For Sale: Sears 14 cu. frostless refrig.,
$50; natural wood table w/4 chairs,
$75; DP electric treadmill, $50;
2+10+12 wood, $14 ea.; Regina upright
vacuum, $45; 2-cypress picnic tables,
$125 ea., 648-8385. 2tp 3/9-


REEVES
Furniture 8 Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
if c2/3


Gina the Clown
Available for birthday parties.
Magic, face painting, balloons & games.
*I, Party room for rent at Slice and Ice,
Mexico Beach. Party room includes clown
show, pizza, drinks and ice cream.
No fuss No muss. Call 850-648.4772.
41P


For Sale: 2BR mobile home. Like new,
CH/A, to be moved, $11,500. Call 639-
2765. .4tc 3/9
14x70, 3BR/2BA mobile home for sale.
CH/A, shingled roof, aluminum siding,
$10,000 negotiable, 227-7434. 4tc 3/2
1987 14x70 Horton mobile home. 3BR/
2BA. Double roof, 2 porches, good cond.
$13,000. 639-2502 4tp 2/17


'FIRST ALERT SENTRY DOGS. Will pro-
tect your property. Excellent disposition
18 wks old. Free to qualified applicants!
850-827-2701. 2tp 3/9
Lab puppies, AKC, GORGEOUS, ready
Mar. 25. Now taking deposits, $325.
Call 227-7541. Itp 3/9
FREE to Good Homes. Half Rottweiler &
half black Lab puppies. Very gentle. Will
be 6 wks. old on .Sunday. Call 229-
8821. ltc 3/9


Lot for Sale: 50.x 125. city utilities on lot.
Oak Grove area, $8,000 firm. Call for
more info. 227-8140 days or 227-7311
evenings. 2tp 3/9
For Sale in WEWA: 426 Pineview,. 4BR/
3BA 2,500 sq. ft. Luxury brick home on
1.5 landscaped acres w/inground pool.
Too much to list, below appraisal. Call if
interested 850-639-3569. -8tp 3/9
Howard Creek. Almost 1 acre (.83) cor-
ner lot, Doc Whitfield Hwy. Bay City Rd.
$5,400. Call 229-6070. 4tc 3/9
BUILDINGS FOR SALE
2.19 Reid Avenue 60'x 90'
(5400 SQ FT)
Williams Street 30' x 85'
(2550 SO FT)
850-227-1429 ,

House for Sale: Close to schools on
Juniper Ave., 3BR/2BA, approx. 1,700
sq. ft., fenced back yard. Great neigh-
borhood, $82,000. 229-6070. 4tc 3/9
GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY
FAST. Call Kevin. Welch, Pelican Walk"
Real Estate, 850-648-4995. 52tp 2/17


TR DE a d ERVIE


I. Eteorises 202 Reid Avenue
ises Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456
850-227-9414
Fax 229-6041


RadioShack
SAuthorized Sales Center

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

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




PRO SSIONAL
PRESSURE WASHING
Keep Your Investment Looking '
Clean &,New!!
Mildew Removal
Quality Work Reasonable Prices
Commercial Residential
SFully Insured
From Small to Big Jobs, We Have the
-bperience and Equipment to Handle All
Your Pressure Cleaning Needs!
"This Month's Specials"
Mobile Homes
Single $75 Double $100
CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATED
850 647-2606
Pager: 1-877-831-7769


SeThofse Unwanted Items
uwit/i AClassiiedyd
Place Yours Now! 227-1278


Smiley's Detailing
Cars Boats Trucks Etc.
Call or Stop by
227-9353

A Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
GX i1st & 3rd Thursday of each
v month, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave. Larry,McArdle, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.


Catherine L. Collier
SIndependent Sales
Representative.
211 Allen Memorial Way
Port st. Joe
Avon (850) 229-,6460

Oak Tree Yard Service
Grass cutting, raking,
trimming, etc.
Lowest prices in Gulf County
Call 639-4193

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


THIE CABINET SHOPPE

;E5 ONE1R: OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Fax 648-875Z


:r PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
*. (850) 229-6460
SPhil Collier Residential Contractor
tf -. 1/Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199


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

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

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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



Carpet Country
: Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
WmIv O ... .
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!
:- ....... ..


TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Proudly serving Southern Gulf
County & Mexico Beach for
nine years."
Call us for all your lawn service
needs. Free Estimates.
229-6435

*Triansmission Service Owner David Gainous
'Oil ChangesEngine Overhauls
GAINOUS AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE
Complete Automotive Services
643 Dolphin St..'Highland View
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Rhone (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 10th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6005


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


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


Coastal Service
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES
Dealer for Frigidaire FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A WRae New Brand DS C9milr
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
RA0066562
229-6907 or 227-5373


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STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner

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IPUBICNOTICES I
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Curtis A. Parker.
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names In which
It was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 294 Application No. 00-1
Year of Issuance: 1996 R.E. No. 03806-585
Description of Property:
Lot 25 of Block "D" of Sea Shores. St. Joe
Beach Unit No. Three, according to the plat
thereof pn file in the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court of Gulf County. Florida, in
Plat Book 3 at page 34.
Name In which assessed: Timothy J. Sherry and
Stephanie Jo Sherry.
All of said property being in the Gulf County. State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder in theTfront Lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00, A.M., E.S.T.,
on Wednesday the 29th day of March, 2000.
Dated this 23rd day of February. 2000.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /a/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk '
4tc. March 2, 9. 16, and 23,.2000.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-07
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed competitive bids from any person,
company or corporation interested in providing the
following goods/service:
Scope: Contracting services to demolish
and/or remove all Improvements and haz-
ardous materials, close sepuc tanks. and
close wells and return the site to a natural
state consistent with the surrounding
unimproved Flood Plains of unimproved
parcels in and around Gulf County, Florida.
in accordance with applicable federal, state
and local statutes, regulations, plans and
policies. A consideration for salvage is
appropriate when estimating a bid price.
Projects will be bundled to include all prop-
erties. All contracts will be awarded pur-
suant to the Gulf County Bidding Policy
regarding competitive bids for Contracting
Services; The contract award will be based
on the responsiveness to the scope and
specifications of each proposed project and
the qualifications of responsible contract.
tors. Those Interested In submitting.
qualifications and a bid are required to
attend a mandatory Pre-Bid
Conference to be held on Friday,
March 24, 2000 at the Gulf County
Courthouse In Port St. Joe. Florida at.
9:00 a.m., E.S.T.
Qualifications: Contractors MUST. BE
CERTIFIED or REGISTERED with the
State of Florida as a General or Residential
Building Contuactor experienced In demoil
tion contract services Each interested con-
tractor will be provided a Bid package.
%vhlch includes the plans and sprcifications
for each project and the Gulf County
Bidding Policy regardutg the Compeutive
Bid Requesi for Contract Services
Any contractor submitting a bid'must pro-
%ide the required documentauon outlined in
the Bid package In order tIo qualfy the firm
or Individuals ability to perform the prc.-
Jects in a manner which meets or exceeos6
the Gull County Floodplain Management
Requirements, all codes and license compli-.
ance, and County and State. ordinance
requirements.
The Bid packages may be obtained at the Gulf
County Clerk's Office, 1000 Cecil G Costin. Sr
Blvd.. Room,148. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Itelephone
-850/229-6113).
'Please indicate on the enDelope that this is 'a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER.

Bids will be received until Friday. April 7, 2000 at







Home for Sale: 679 Maddox St. (O.G.). 8
rms. ceiling fans in den, BR's. CH/A.
stove. refrig., washer/dryer, carport w/
utility rm.. extra building, double boat
shed on 6. 30'xl40' lots. fenced w/3 dbl
gates. Pear. fig & pecan trees, blueberry
bushes, plenty of garden space. GOOD
NEIGHBORS. CALL 229-6232. 2tp 3/2

"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

House for Sale: 2015 Marvin Ave., 3BR/
2BA, hrdwd. floors, 11ft. cell., privacy
fence, sprinkler sys.. many extras. By
appt. only, $135,000. 229-8806 4tp2/17


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., S79.900. Call 850-227-9391.
."tfc2/17

For Sale by Owner: 1304 Palm Blvd.,
3BR/2BA Remodeled within last year,
$89,900. By appt. only. 227-3685 ..412/17

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. ,rza/in


Carpentry, Windows,
Room Additions, etc.
Quality work
at affordable prices.
"The House Doctors" Lic.
#0066513. General Contractor.
850-647-3452 tfc 2/24


5:00 p.m.. E.S.T., at the Oli0ce of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.. Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc. March 2 and 9. 2000.

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners will hold a public
hearing, Tuesday, March 14. 2000 at 6:05. E.T. in
the County Commissioners' meeting room at the
Gulf County.Courthouse, Port St. Joe. Florida. to
consider adopting an ordinance with the following
title:
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE
OPERATION OF VESSELS AND MOTOR-
BOATS UPON THE WATERS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA; AN ORDINANCE
AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS FLORIDA TO
,REGULATE THE SPEED OF MOTOR-
BOATS AND VESSELS UPON THE
WATERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISH-
MENT OF SPEED LIMITS AND SLOW-
SPEED MINIMUM WAKE ZONE BY RES-
OLUTION; PROVING CRITERIA FOR
ESTABLISHING SPEED LIMITS AND
POSTING SPEED LIMIT SIGNS AND
SLOW-SPEED MINIMUM WAKE ZONE;
PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; PROVID-
ING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE;
AND -PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE. '
(Copy of proposed ordinance on file in the Clerk's
office)
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman


Attest:
Benny C. ULister, Clerk
2tc. March 2 and 9, 2000.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-08
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company, or cor-
poration interested in providing the following:
Design/Build Roof System to cover flat
roof portion of Old Gulf County
Courthouse In Wewahltchka. Root to be
low-pitch. hipped and supported on
existing parapet walls.
Prospective bidders must visit the job
site at 200 East 2nd Street.
Wewahltchha. In order to obtain
dimensions. Questions should be
directed to Chief Administrator Don
Butler at (8501 229-6 111.
Delivery dale must be sp-cined
Please Indicate on the envelope thut. ml; i 't
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER. snd vhat the BiD.
is for. .

Bids will be received unul Monda% March 13 2000
at 5-00 p m. E DT.. at the Office of the Clerk of
Court. 1000 Cecil G Cosun Sr. Blvd Pon St Joe.
Florida 32456 The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all proposal, received
GL;.F COUNT'" BOARD OF
COUrNY COMMISSIONERS
./s/ Bill E. Traylor. Chairman
/a Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc. March 2 and 9. 2000

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-09
The Gulf Counn Board oi Count) Cvommnlrn owners
will receive bid. Irom any person. company. or cor-
porauon interested in pruvding the follo'irna
I 1999 or Newer
Rubber Tired Excavator
Speclilcanons can be obitalnred at the Gulf Count)
Road Department. 318 South Severnth Street
Wewahutchka Florida j2465. Monday thru Fnriday
7 30 3 30 C T. l85ui 639-2238 Iphonel 18f50l 639-







Lots for sale iI PSJ., 4 lots corner af
Palm Blvd.& 19th St. high & dry. no fill
needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227-
2112 day or 229-8409 night. Lfc 3/2

For Sale: nice, 3BR/2BA. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet,
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. Asking
855.000. Call 647-3292. tfc 3/2

House For Sale By Owner: 4BR/2BA,
fenced yard, boat shed, 1703 Garrison
Ave. $85.000. 850-229-8474. tfc 2/3

1/2 acre Lot & 12"'60' mobile home
for sale on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd.
in Overstreet, $29.000. 229-6961 uic 2..3


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WANT TO BUY: Family needs 4BR or
3BR + office house. Must have garage.
Prefer seashores Gulf Aire or St Joe
Beach area. Call 647-2504. UItp 3/9

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





BOAT FOR SALE: 21' Wellcraft with
150HP Johnson Ocean Runner Out-
board. Good Condition, S6.500. Call
229-6438. 3tc 3/9


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2033 (fax).
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER, and what the BID
Is for.'
Bids will be received until Monday, March 13. 2000
at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., at the Office of the Clerk of
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.. Blvd.. Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456. The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all proposals received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc. March 2 pnd 9, 2000.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-10
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company, or cor-
poration interested In providing financing for the fol-
lowing: '
1 Rubber Tired Excavator
Amount to Be Financed
$145.000 $150.,00.0 .
Delivery dale must be specilled
Please indicate on the envelope that thuis i a
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER, and what the BID
is for.
Any questions regarding this bid can be directed to-
the Gull County Chite Adrniriswatrier s Office at 1850)
229-61! I Bios aill tbe receded unul Mnd rd
March '3. 2000 at 5 00 pm ED T at the Oice 01of
the Clek of C.:,iunr 1000 lCectil G Co-un Sr Bl d.
Port St. Joe Flonda 32456 Thne Board reserve the
right to reje.:r any and all propo.,sl. received
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk
2tc, March 2 and 9, 2000.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
CASE NO.: 99-399-CA
THE BANK OF NEW YORK. AS TRUSTEE
IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLD
ERS OF NEW SOUTH HOME EQLI' LOAN
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES
1997- I.
Plainuil
vs.
VERA: MAE ARMSTRONG a ____ .
ARMSTRONG UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
VERA MAE ARMSTRONG IF ANY. JOHN
DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSES.
SION and all unkn...an pa-rtie claiming b.
Lhrouar, under or agairsi ,he named defen.
danits. :-herner Ui'ing or .iom. arnd whether
said unknown parue. claim as heirs.
devisees grantee',. assig ce,. liencis cred.
itora. trus-ees or In any other capactl
S claiming by through under or against the ...
named defendant:,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pu.u3nt t., -,%
Def'ult Final JudEinent rl For-clc.,ure daitd Feb
22.d2000 cntcied in Ci,'i Cav.e No 99.39i CA .:ftrl.e
Circuit Court of the Foureenth Juaicial Circuit In
and for Gull Counrn Flonrida. herein THE BANK OF
NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE. IN TRUST FOR THE
REGISTERED HOLDERS OF NEW SO.i-UTH HOME
EQUI LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES
SERIES 19971 I i. Fl untuf. and VERA IMAE ARI.
STRONG & ARMSTRONG. UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF VERA MAE ARMSTRONG. IF ANY.
JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON III POSSES-
SION and all unknown parueni claiming by thrroueh
under or against the najrned defendaric whe he.r liv
ing or not. arnd whether sald unkno',T, parties
claims as heir- devseesi. grnirees. assignees.
lenors creditors. trustees or In any olthe capacity.
clain'u-ig bi. Lhjougoh under or against the numed
delendanis are Delendant(s)l
I ill -sel lo the highest bidder lor cash at the
roni ooor .f tIhe Gulf Cun' Courthvuse. 1000
Couin Boilevard Fort St Joe Gull Counts Flondai
at II 00 'r,cl-k ar', eastern Uimel or, the 23 odaN
SMarch 2000. the I'olk.-wmin desurlbed property' a 'eti
forth in said Final Judgment rE0 it
Commence at Lhe SE comer of Lot 59. Block
'K'. Aldersor's Addiuon according to the
plat th.reol on fie In Flat Book I. fPage I. In
.he OftIce of the Clerk oi the CitCLri Court
Gulfl' Countr Florida and thence run Ea.t
IBe-arwn Baeli a.lorg dthe North right of [ayv
line of Herirv Avenue for 290 eet. thenc.e
North 00: 06 06" East 31550 feel to the
Southern right of ,ay lir, of Chipol-a
Avenue (River Avenurl. thence North 88' 19'
07" East along said ngnt of -a) for 130000
fee to ithe Point of Beinnini- thence con.
a unue Northi 8 19 07" Eae ajongr. ai nrigt
* of ,v lu-,ie 11508 feet thence South 00'
0606' West for 157 50 feel. thence Weit Ior
i 15 00 feet: thence Nonrh 157 50 feet to the
Foint of BeiPJnning
Strict address 442 Chipola Avenue
Wea dhitchka Florida
DATED this 22 day ofFeb 2000
BENNY C LISTER
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY /i s T. Kn.x
Attorney in PlairitlT Dep
Daniel S Miandel. Esquire
Attorney for Pliunuf
Mandel. Weisman Kirschner a Brodie PA
2i01 Corporate Blvd Sulie 300
B'jca Raton. FL 33431
2tc, March 9 and 16. 2000 '

THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENrH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK.
lainulf "
CASE NO 99 296


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


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1520 C R C 30, Po,,RSi Joe Flor.da 32456 110 earr.er Dunet Dr Porl St Joe FL 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110 850-229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107


MEXICO BEACH COMMERCIAL PORT ST. JOE -.Gainnie Home.
Canalfront.,Wolerfronl octrastructure 3 BR/2.5BA, 2050 sq. ft. home
on busy highway, located next to'nari- with, raised ceilings, fireplace, fami-
na, offers 5' income-producing wet ly room, lively master bath with gar-
slips. $299,000. MLS#5065. den tub and shower. $122,500.
MLS#4277.


850-648-5167

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CAPE SAN BLAS BATFRONT -
Killgallin Home. A luxurious
3BR/2BA home with cathedral ceiling,
warm wood interior with lots of win-
dows, hardwood and tile floors, fire-
place, elegant master bath, porch,
satellite dish, workshop. $265,000.


CAPE SAN BLAS BAY FRONT.
"Parker Home." Cozy half acre
bay front home on Cape San Bias.
3BR/2BA, 2000 sq. ft. with a great
Florida room and spacious screened
porch. 100 ft. dock and beautiful
views. $385,000. MLS#4515.


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Each Company Independently Owned and Operated

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PRUDNTIL RSOR EAT.-88-2 21


vs. DIVISION
JOSEPH H. HOWARD, et al.
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated
February 22. 2000 and entered In Case NO. 99-296
of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF County. Florida wherein
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and
JOSEPH H. HOWARD: RALPH W. HOWARD; LYLE
R. AKE: BAYSIDE LUMBER & BUILDING SUPPLY:
are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at LOBBY.OF THE GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE 11:00 AM EST, on the 23 day of
March 2000, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
PARCEL 1:
DESCRIPTION: LOT I. BLOCK 22. OF THE
VACATED PORTION OF PORT ST. JOE BEACH
UNIT TWO
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 5.
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH. RANGE 11 WEST. GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED ..5 FOLLOW S.
BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
BLOCK 22 OF THE PLAT OF FORT ST. JOE
BEACH UNIT TCO AS RECORDED IN.PLAT
BOOK 2. PAGE b -',F THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA THENCE SOi.iTH
,84 DEGREES 25'36" EAST, l57 6- FEET
ALONG THE NORTHEAST LINE OF BLOCK 22;
THENCE LEAVING -.AiD NORTHEAST LINE OF.
BLOCK 22 I501.H 23 DEGREES OO'02"WEST.
81 28 FEET THENCE NORTH 75 DEGREES
5802 %IEST 152 4F FEET TO A POINT ON
THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE
OF PINEDA STREET; THENCE NORTH 22
DEGREES 59" 15" EAST, 57.77 FEET ALONG
SAID SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL 2:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 2. BLOCK 22. OF THE
VACATED PORTION OF PORT ST. JOE BEACH,
UNIT TWO
A PARCEL OF IAND LYING IN SECTION 5
TOWNSHIP 7 SOULrTH R 4GE I I WEST. GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA AIID BEING MORE PAR TIC-
S-ULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT TilE NORTHEAST CORNER OF,
BLOCK 22 OF THE PLAT OF FORT ST JOE
BEACH UNIT TWO. AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2. PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COuIrJTY FLORIDA THENCE SOUTH
64 DEGREES 14 21 EAST 31 57 FEET
ALONG THE NORTHEAt'T UNE OF BLOCK 22
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE
SSOIUTH 23 DEGREES 035 26' WEST 103 76
FEET ALONG. THE NORTHWEST RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF SANTA ANNA STREET THENCE
LEAVING SAID NORTi"WEST RIGHT OF WAY
LINE NORTH 75 DEGREES 56 02 WEST '
152 47 FEET. THENCE NORTH 25 DEGREES
00 02 EAST 0 074 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID
NORTHEAST LINE OF BLOCK 22 THENCE
SOUTH 0-1 DLGiEES 14 21 EAST 157 i.
FEET ALONG SAID NORTHEAST LINE OF
BLOCK 22 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
PARCEL 3:
DESCRIFI*ON LOT 3. BLOCK 22 OF THE
VACATED PORTION OF PORT ST JOE BEACH
UNIT TWO
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 5.
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH RANGE I I WEST. GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTIC
ULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE NOR THEAST CORNER OF
BLOCK 22 OF THE PLAT OF FORT ST JOE
BEACH UNIT TWO AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2. PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY FLORIDA. THENCE SOUTH
22 DEGREES 59 i5' WEST 57 77 FEET
ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF PINEDA STREET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTH-
EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE. SOUTH 75
DEGREES 58 02' EAST 152 40 FEET.
THIENCE SOUTH 23 DEGREES 00' 02' WEST
80 79 FEET THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 12'
40" WEST 15i61 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID
SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
PINEDA STREET THENCE NORTH 22
DEGREES 59 47 EAST. 57 58 FEET ALONG
SAID SOirTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE
TO THE POINT OF BEr'IrJNiNG
PARCEL 4:
DELSCKIPTION LOT 4 BLOCK 22 OF THE
VACATED PORTION OF PORT ST .IOE BEACH
ULNIT TPWO
A PARCEL OF LAND L11NG IN SECTiON 5.
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH. PANGE II IWEST. GULF
COUNT-ri. FLC'RIDe AND BEING MORE PARTIC.
IULARL) DESCRIBED ,.S FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
BLOCK 22 OF THE PLAT OF FORT ST JOE
BEACH UNIT TWO AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2. PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
,*F GULF COUNi-Y. FLORIDA THENCE ALONG
THE NORTHEAST LINE OF BLOCK 22. SOUTH
A4 DEGREES 14 21 EAST 315 57 FEETTO A
POINT ON THE NORTHWEST RIGCH OF WA'Y
LINE OF SANTA ANNA STREET. THENCE
SOUTH 23 DECREES 05 26' WEST 10 76
FEE' Lu.ONI SAID NORTHWEST RIGHT OF
WAY LINE :0 THE POIN-r OF BEGINNING
THEN -E SOUTH 23 DEGREES ('3 26' WEST
103 76 FEET ALONG SAID NORTHWEST
RIGHT OF WAY LINE TO THE PFHlIT OF BEGIN-
NING. THErICE CONTINUE ALONG SAID
NORTHWEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE. SOI.TH 23
DEGREES 01 12' WEST 104 00 FEET
THENCE LEMING SAID NORTHWEST RIGHT
OF WAY LiNE NORTH 67 DEGREES 12 40
WEST 15057 FEET. THENCE NORTH 2j
DEGREES u0 02 EAST A0 79 FEET THENCE
SOUTH 75 DEGREES 56' 02' EAST 152 47
FEET TO A POINT ON SAID NORTHWEST
RIGHT OF WAY LINE AND THE POINT OF
BEGINNING
PARCEL 5:
DESCRIPTION LOT 5 BLOCK 22. OF THE


VACATED PORTION OF PORT ST. JOE BEACH
UNIT TWO
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 5,
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST. GULF.
COUNTY. FLORIDA. AND BEING MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
BLOCK 22 OF THE PLAT OF PORT ST. JOE
BEACH UNIT TWO, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA THENCE SOUTH
22 DEGREES 59' 31" WEST. 115.35 FEET
ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF PINEDA STREET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTH-
EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, SOUTH 67
DEGREES 12' 40" EAST, 150.61 FEET:
THENCE SOUTH 23 DEGREES 00',02"WEST.
74.99 FEET: THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 12'
40" WEST. 150.59 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID
SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF WAY LINE OF
PINEDA STREET:; '-THENCE. NORTH 22
DEGREES 59' 12" EAST. 74.99 FEET ALONG
SAID SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL 6:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 6, BLOCK 22 OF THE
VACATED PORTION OF PORT ST. JOE BEACH
UNIT TWO
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 5.
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH. RANGE II WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTIC-
ULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMIENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER CF
BLOCK 22 OF THE PLAT OF PORT ST JOE
BEACH LNIT TWO .AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF CLLF COUNTY FLORIDA: THENCE ALONG
THE NORTHEAST LINE OF BLOCK 22. SOUTH
84 DEGREES 14' 21" EAST, 315.57 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE NORTHWEST RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF SANTA ANNA STREET; THENCE
SOUTH 23 DEGREES 03' 19" WEST. 207.76
FEET ALONG 5AID NORTHWEST RIGHT OF
WAY LiNE TO THEC POINT OF BEGINNING:
THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH-
W,-EST RIGHT OF WAY LINE SOUTH 23
DEGREESOI 12'\WEST.7499FEET THENCE
LEAVING SAID NORTHWEST RIGHT OF WAY
LINE NORTH 6.7 DEGREES 12 40) WE ST
150.54 FEET, Ti-IENCE NORTH 23 DEGREES
00 02" EAST 74 99 FEET THENCE SO. TH 67
DEGREES 12 40 EAST. i5057 FEET TO A
POINT ON SAID NORTHiWEST RIGHT OF WAY'
LINE AND THE POINT OF BEGiNNING
PARCEL 7:
DESCRIPTION: LOT. 7. BLOCK 22 OF THE
VACATED PORTION OF PORT ST JOE BEACH
UNIT TWO .
A PARCEL OF LAND L1NG IN SECTION 5.
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH RANGE I I WEST, GULF-
Ccour-TY. FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTIC
UlARLl DESCFJBED AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
BLOCK 22 OF THE FLAT OF FORT ST JOE
BEACH UNiT -1WO AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2. PACE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE SOUTH
22 DEGREES 59' 23' WVEST i9033 FEET
ALONG FHE SOLrTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
: LINE OF PINEDA STREET TO THE PO.iNT OF
BEGINNING THENCE LEADING SAID SOUTH
EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE. SOUTH 67
DEGREES 12' 40' EAST. 150 59 FEET.
THENCE SOUTH 23 DEGREES 00' 02 WEST.
74 99 FEET THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 12
40'% WEST 1I 505 i FEET TO A POINT ON S.UAID
SOLUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
PINEDA STREET THENCE NORTH 22


Crystal Sands

REALTY, INC.

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

414 Arizona Drive Mexico Beach Are you looking for your tropical par-
ad;se2 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 arle~d
w 'i-h. Accented with palmin
frees, crepe myrtles &
cuwillows. Plant lovers
paradise! Fenced yard
with privacy fence. This
beautiful six year home
has 3 bedrooms and 2
S_ baths, new carpet
throughout, I;v;ng room
with stone fireplace, ceiling fan min all rooms, attic fan, 2 1/2 car garage with
workshop, entlral heat/air, all appliances included. Many extras, including
2x6 all exterior walls, also'extra insulation for heating & cooling. Hhome has.
captured thot Scuthern look, $185,000. .2"
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Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
4693 Cape San Bias Rd., Cape San Bias, FL 32456
St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
6260 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach, FL 32456


NEW Listing Commercial
Listing Beacon Hill Lodge 4
apt. style units recently refur-
bished, 5th apt. cturently under
renovation. Wonderful opportunity
to own a successful business just in
time for the season! Call for more
details.! MLS#5002. $650,000.


NEW Listing 1st Tier home -
Georgia Peach 3BR/2.5BA, in
Indian Summer Subd. Has tile
flooring and berber carpet
throughout. Only 2 years old and
currently on the rental market.
Fully furnished. MLS#5043.
$249,000.


NEW Listings Ponce de Leon -
2 lots available. Approx.
75'x150'. A block and a half from
the beach. Cleared lots with fill.
dirt. Ready to build! MLS#4946,
4947, $32,000, $32,500.


NEW Listing 212 Balboa St..- -
Beautiful Gulf view from the deck
of this nice mobile home, which is
located on a corner lot. Lot size is
approx. 100'xl50' Also has' an
attached garage. MLS#4865.
$110,000.

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


Apalacicola 00-62-3964 St. Gorge sland -800-55-479
Car^i^n^rrabell 800-613-962 www'flridabeaflfchff^^com ii


DEGREES 59' 12" EAST 74.99 FEET ALONG.
SAID SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY UNiE'
OF THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL 8:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 8. BLOCK 22. OP T0 E
VACATED PORTION OF PORT ST. JOE BEACH
UNIT TWO
A PARCEL OF. LAND LYING IN SECTION 5,
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTIC-
ULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
BLOCK 22 OF THE PLAT OF PORT SIt'JOE
BEACH UNIT TWO. AS RECORDED IN'PLAT
BOOK 2. PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG
THE NORTHEAST LINE OF BLOCK 22 SOUTH
84 DEGREES 14' 21" EAST. 315,57 FEETTO A
POINT ON THE NORTHWEST RIGHT OF"WAY
LINE OF SANTA ANNA STREET; THENCE
SOUTH 23 DEGREES 02' 45" WEST. 282 75
FEET ALONG SAID NORTHWEST RIGHT OF
WAY LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING:
THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH
WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE. SOUTI-- 23
DEGREES 01' 12" WEST, 74.99 FEET;, THENCE
LEAVING SAID NORTHWEST RIGHT OF WAY
LINE, NORTH 67 DEGREES 12' 40" WEST. .
150.52 FEET THENCE NORTH 23 DEGREES
00' 02" EAST 74 99 FEET. THENCE SOUTH 67
DEGREES 12' 40' EAST 150 54 FEET TO A
POINT ON SAID NORTHWEST RIGHT OF. WAY
LINE AND THE POIN'f OF BEGINNING
PARCEL 9:
DESCRIPTION- tOT 9 BLOCK 22 OF' THE
VACATED PORTION OF PORT ST JOE BEACH
UNIT TWO
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION "5
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH RANGE I I WEST. GULF
COLINTI FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTIC!
ULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
BLOCK 22 OF THE PLAT OF PORT ST. JOE
BEACH UNIT TWO. AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2 PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RE 7ORDS
OF GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA: THENCE SOUTH
22 DEGREES 59' 20 WEST. 265 32 FEET
ALONG THE SOLUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF PINEDA STREET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTH-
EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE SOUTH 67
DEGREES 12' 40 EAST. 150 56 FEET:
THENCE SOUTH 23 DEGREES 00 02' WEST
74 99 FEET THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 12'
40" WEST 150 48 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID
SOLtTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE. OF
PINEDA STREET THENCE NORTH 22
DEGREES 55. 38 EAST. 74 99 FEET ALONG
SAID SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
WITN4ESS MY HAND and the _eaJ of this Court
on FEB 22 2000
Benny C Lister
Clerk of the Circut Court
B /!s/ T Knox
Deputy Clerk
Publii.h In The Star
InLr,ote To Echearnm & Associ3ite,. PA
P 0 Bot 25018
Tamp Flonrida 33622-50 bi A
F9a00'N451 I
-See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with thbe Americans with
Disabillltes Act. Persons needing a special
sccommodslion to participate In this pro
feeding should contact Gulf County
Courthouse .850-229.6113 (TDD).
2tC. March 9 and 16. 2000


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