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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 23, 2000
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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tISPS 518-880
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR, NUMBER 30


Wewa Day of Baseball Is
Saturday, March 25th
See Page 1 OA For Plans, Schedule
Building Boom Continues


Tonya Allen Knox has
announced her intention'to seek
election to the office of Supervisor
of Elections.


Tonya Allen Knox


She, has been employed by
the Clerk of Court for the past 20
years as a Deputy Clerk and
Court Reporter. During this time
-she has served under three
clerks, George Y. Core, Jerry T.
Gates, Benny C. Lister, and two
judges, Robert M. Moore and
Glenn L. Hess.
Knox is a graduate of Port St.
Joe High School. Jones College,
,and Haney Vo-Tech. She is mar-
ried to Mike Knox and they have
two children, Chris and Coy.
She is the daughter of Fred
'and Sara Allet, and the daughter
in-law of Tom and Mary Knox. Her,
grandparents are the late Roy and
Lois Tharpe and the late Adrian
and True Allen.
Tonya and her family' are
members of the First' United
Methodist Church, where she has
served as a Sunday school
teacher and played in the hand-
(See KNOX on Page 8A)


SThe Star On Line at http:www.StarFL.com
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2000


Bait Fishermen Fight For Lives


New FFWCC Sets Sights On Stopping PilotProgram Without Cause


Check Latest Update on Page 3A Bait fishermen are taking the
offensive against the Florida Fish
LOW Enforcement Activities and Wildlife Conservation
Cities & County on Page 6A Commission (FFWCC) after the
Big River Clean-Up Page 3A newly formed group voted not to
e extend a bait fishing pilot pro-.
School Happenings See 48 gram in the Panhandle..
Amnesty Pln n p Local attorney Pat Floyd has
Amnesty ay Plans on Page 3A filed a petition against the FFWCC
Census 2000--In Gulf under the public information
What Does It Mean? Page 3A chapter in the state statutes.
What Does Mean Page 3A Floyd explains, "These are
SPORTS!! Pages 8-'OA .bait fishermen using bait nets to
Foundation for Excellent catch bait in an amount specified
oun on bor y the Marine Fisheries and the
Schools Details on Page IB state, legislature. Data supports
O pp hunti bait fishermen's stance that bait
Worsh Opprtnitie fishing techniques are not harm-
Abound Where? See Page 3B ful and current preliminary sclen-
ti.. fic studies support that, but the
Mullet rom Heaven? Page iB FFWCC wants to kill the program
before the study is even com-


Baxley Running For Gulf

Supv. of Elections Position
Debbie, Baxley has an-
nounced her intent to seek elec-
tion to the office of Supervisor of -_
Elections of Gulf County. _.


Baxley is currently a school
teacher in Wewahitchka and
believes that her experience and
challenges in, instructing and
managing students, record keep-
ing, technology training, and
adapting and adjusting to the
constant and ever changing
demands of the government will
enable her to fulfill the duties of
this office.
If elected to the office of
Supervisor of Elections. Baxley
promises to commit to excellence
arid. pojR cnge. by,. iap.al.WjgI
M t(h- highest- level of knowledge aind "'
expertise in the elections process
,; through continuing education
and self-evaluation.
Public confidence in honest
and impartial elections will be
sought. Maintaining a productive
and efficient operation through a


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Debbie Baxley
well managed, accommodating
election environment with an ulti-
(See BAXLEY on Page 9A)


plete."
Bait fishermen were stunned
by the announcement from the
FFWCC, \iewtng it as an obvious
attempt to stamp out another
group of fishermen in the state of


Florida without any scientific data
supporting its move. In fact, sci-
,;entlflc data supports just the
opposite point of view.
"We can't take very much
more of this .." Eugene Raffield
I.


PristineOyster.Com


Closer to Construction


Eugene Raffield shared his concerns on the bait fishermen's
plight with city commissioners at Tuesday night's meeting.



PSJ Gets Some


Good News Tues.


Port St. Joe city commission-
ers got some good news for a few
troubled areas of the city during
Tuesday's regularly scheduled
,, meetilg,,FEIA.has jso.pe through
with some Hazard Mlitigatioi
money to help with stormwater
drainage problems along Battles
Street, and Mayor Frank Pate
announced that the city's garbage
Incinerator fees were being
reduced from 831 per ton to 825'
per ton.
Both of these items have been
Major areas of concern for cIty
commissioners and local resi-
dents through the years.
Flooding, along areas near Battles
Street in Port St. Joe, during peri-
ods of heavy rainfall and in times
of storm events, has been a major
concern.
On several occasions, city
crews have had to stand vigil over
the current stormwater system in
order to keep water damage to
homes in the area at a minimum.


FEMA's 75/25 matching
grant award provides 824,000 to
engineer, design, permit, and
derive cost estimates for the pro-
,-'ec ._ Phase two of the Hazard
Sr$ti-'roject will be to 'tlfida
the repairs to the system. The
total cost of the project is expect-
ed to be approximately $200,000.
Incinerator Feed Reduced
Mayor Pate advised the board,
that incinerator rates were
decreasing by approximately 20%
fdilowing negotiations with man-
agers of the Bay County incinera-
tor. Those fees were reduced from
(See GOOD NEWS on Page 8A)

Unemployment

Drops to 10.3%
Gulf Still #1 In State
Nearly three-fourths of
Florida's 67 counties had unem-
ployment rates at or below the
national average in February-
Gulf was not one of them though.
Gulf County continues to top
the, state' in unemployment, but
the statistics did improve slightly
for February. The Department of
Labor estimates the preliminary
unemployment rate for Gulf at
10.3% during February. That fig-
ure is 2.2% less than. the, January
revised report of 12.5%.
Neighboring Bay County
remains the second ranked coun-
ty in the state at 7.7'o unemploy-
ment. That figure is expected to
change as Spring Break gets into
full swing and many of the sea-
sonal jobs begin to resurface.


told Port St. Joe City Commis-
sioners. just prior to them unani-
mously passing a resolution sup-
porting the bait fishing program.
Raffield explained that bait
fish currently costs, recreational
fishermen 81.50 to S3.00 per'
pound, but if the FFWCC is suc-
cessful in eliminating the pilot.
program those prices could sur-
pass .the price of food fish per.
pound.
Bait fishermen are concerned
that the reason behind the move
goes beyond reasonable data and
are seeking access to records to
confirm those suspicions.
Floyd said a consultant hired
by him for the bait fishermen has
indicated concerns that some of
those records are being destroyed
and erased from state computers.


He noted that Les Garringer. with
the Florida State Attorney's Office
has since been notified and has
responded to the FFWCC about
those concerns.
Florida Statute 119.11 spells
out that once a public records
petition is filed, public agencies
shall not transfer custody, alter.
destroy, or otherwise dispose of
the public information sought to
be inspected.
Floyd said contrary to other-
wise published statements, his
first response from the FFWCC
was Tuesday morning (March
21st) when the agency called his
office to get his fax number since
it. was not printed on his letter-
head. Floyd had the public
(See BAIT on Page 3A)


Bill Thomas, president of
PristineOyster.Com, gave Port St.
Joe Rotarians a program update
and product sampling during the
civic club's meeting last
Thursday.
Thomas said the business
relocation is on track to be mov-
ing to Gulf County by October or
November of this year. The com-
pany has secured property along
Industrial Road, near the clty's
wastewater treatment plant, and
hopes to have the 81.5 million
building .and construction pro-
gram tinder way by the first of
June.
PrfstMeUyster.Vom v1il emr-
ploy 100 workers when it begins
operation. Oyster shuckers will be
paid by the piece and average
between S75 to S100 per day,
depending upon their speed,
according to Thomas. Packers will
start at S7.50 per hour.
PristineOyster.Com's unique
quick freezing processing system
allows oysters to have a shelf life
,of up to 14 months while retain-
ing a "fresh shucked" taste. They
can be safely shipped to markets
throughout the world, opening up
an almost unlimited market base.
"Oyster Rockefeller" .and


"Oyster Casino" are two new prod-
ucts the company also hopes to
soon begin marketing as it diver-
sifies into new markets. As these
areas are explored, new jobs
could also be added as needed.
The company even has plans
to market oysters over the
Internet when it works out ship-
ping and packaging needs.


Bill Thomas talks to Rotary
Club members on the progress
of PristineOyster.com.


Rotarians Russell Scholz, Allen Cox, and Victor Ramos gath-
er round for a tasty sampling of the product.


Lawrence Seeks Post of

Supervisor of Elections
Pam Lawrence .- has an-
nounced her intentions to seek
the office of Supervisor of
Elections. A lifelong resident of
Port St. Joe, Lawrence feels that
she. will bring a fresh new begin-
ning to the office. "
Affectionately known as "Ms. .-a ,_
Pam, the child care lady," she has
served Gulf County for the past. --
22 years providing quality child 'O .l
care to children. Mrs. Lawrence : .
feels that her experience with
business and the rapport that she
has established with the public 7 !Pw-
has prepared her for the office l
that she is seeking. L -
In her positions in the child
care arena, Lawrence feels she
has proven her ability to create
and manage budget and to build
from the ground up. She wants to Pam Lawrence
ensure the voters that she will
serve the public with the same with their child care needs.
zeal as she has in helping them (See LAWRENCE on Page SA)


Mary Ellen Gortman

Gortman Enters
District 1 County
Commission, Race
Mary Ellen Gortman has
announced her candidacy for Gulf
County. Commissioner for' the
District One seat.
This is G6rtman's third time,
to run for this position. She feels
that is losing the last election by
only 13 votes, the people in the
district sent her a message of con-
fidence, once again, in her capa-
bility to do a great job.
Mrs. Gortman. stated that a
policy of hard work and fairness
has its rewards. Having been in
business in Wewahitchka for the
last 39 years, she is experienced
in having to make. business deci-
sions wisely.
(See GORTMAN on Page 9A)


Nekton Getting Its Feet Wet
Activity is beginning to get underway at the approximate 10 acre "Dynamite Dock" site where
Nekton's equipment and temporary office facilities are being gathered. Located along the
Intracoastal Waterway, just south of "the forks", the location is the future site of Gulf County
Shipbuilding which will be constructing dive cruise ships. In the inset photo, REA crews are shown
at the Highway 71 entranceway as they prepare to install electrical service to the proposed facil-
ity.


Knox Will Run For

Supervisor of Elections


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2000


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Editorial by Willie Ramsey, Editor



It's Past Time



To Play Fair

What Are The FHSAA Rules

Really Teaching Anyway?
Congratulations to the Port St. JoeHigh School Tiger Sharks basket-
ball team. They are without a doubt the best Class 2A team in the State
of Florida in spite of what the records of the Florida High School Athletic
Association (FHSAA) will reflect in the future.
Congratulations are also in order,for Hialeah Champagnat Catholic
which beat the. Tiger Sharks in the final game of the Class AA State
Tournament last Saturday in the Lakeland Center, in Lakeland. They are
a wonderfully talented team comprised of a 13-man roster--11 of which
were drawn from five different foreign countries.
In fact, there is. a real good possibility they were the best team in the
tournament, if you take all classifications into account, including Class
6A.
This editorial is not written to blast either of those talented groups of
young men, but rather to address a continuing injustice by the FHSAA to
wrong small public schools in the State of Florida. Just because private
schools, large public schools, and obviously even the State of Florida have
turned their heads, eyes, and ears to something so drastically wrong,
does that make it right? .
We think not! How is it possible that teams from small public
schools, who are drawing from a pool of a few hundred students who
attend those schools, are in the~same class as those (private schools) who
are drawing their athletes from a pool that includes millions and millions
of students?
This is so unfair, how can it even be legal? Where is the outcry??
Where are the: state legislators??? Where is the FHSAA????,
I personally have no problem with what Hialeah Champagnat
Catholic is doing for their school-but I do question the fiber .of a parochial
school going to this end to field.a championship caliber team, even if the
FHSAA does turn its back to all measures of fairness.
A team made up of predominantly all-stars from the United States of
America (2). Dominican Republic (4). Cuba (2), Argentina (2), Uruguay (2),
and the Virgin Islands (1) beat a Port St. Joe team from umm. uhhhh .
Avenue A, Westcott Circle, Robbins Avenue, etc.
I can't even find a few of those countries on the map-How did they
end up in Hialeah, playing basketball for Champagnat Catholic? This isn't
a new problem. Gulf County schools have dealt with this on several occa-
sions in the past.
Why, just a few years ago, the Gators' baseball team made its way to
the state tournament only to get annihilated by a team from Miami that
could have probably given a lot of college teams a pretty good run for their
money.
Almost every year since that time, past principal Larry Mathes would
send me the final ranking of "top 10" teams from each classification in the
state. Guess what? Private schools dominate the rankings in the lower
classifications.
There were a few times that both Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka had
the honor of being one of. or the top public school in the state; but. now
it's even easier, according to the rules. for these pnvate and public schools
to legally recruit players. This puts even further division between public
:and private schools.
How bad is it really, you might ask. Well. two Hialeah Champagnat
iCatholic players internewed after the championship game last Saturday
"had to answer questions through an interpreter Are they here to get
an education or are they here to play basketball'?? You make the
call!!
Examples: Some private schools have football players from through-
put the United States of Amenca and beyond its borders. Others have sev-
eral baseball players from baseball hot-spots throughout South Amenca.
Still others have managed to somehow get many of the "highest quality
athletes" from public schools in large communities to join their ranks.
My personal all-time favorite example is the story of a college lab
school which picks its students through computer technology. Seems the
computer always manages to randomly select star athletes Just coin-
cidental. I'm surely !
I'm proud of our schools. I'm proud of our kids, the coaches, admin-
istration, and all the other folks who are such an integral part of making
both of Gulfs public high schools year in and year out some of the top
public schools in the state.
But!!! I'm ashamed of those officials, many of whom are a lot wiser
than I am. for letting this injustice continue.
Those private schools should either be restncted to the same size pop-
ulation pool public schools are. should have to compete in an "all-private
school" class, or be forced to compete m the largest classification (6AI.
Maybe small public schools need some high-powered attorney to vol-
unteer his services to give us poor little guys a helping hand . If we
can find one whose children aren't in one of those mentioned private
schools.


Hunker Down With Kes by Kesly obe



You Talk About Highway Robbery!


Will Rogers once said during
the throngs of the Great
Depression that, "We are the first
nation in the history of the world
to go to the poorhouse in an auto-
mobile."
Will spoke too soon.
At today's gasoline prices, I fig-
ure we are gonna run out of fuel
way before we can make it to the
poorhouse. We'll have to go the last
few miles on foot!
Most of our best "seers" are
predicting two dollars a gallon by
summer!
That doesn't hardly seem pos-
sible. We're all well aware of infla-
tidn, cost of living' increase, bull
markets, and national debts with
ad infinitum zeros . I'm just
wondering here if there is some-
thing we are not "seeing"!
We are also aware of price
gouging, profit sharing, lining
pockets, "creative" marketing,'
Boss Hog ....
Have they started building golf
courses in Saudi Arabia? .
I can remember when .two
bucks would buy you a week and'a
half of riding around time. We'd
stop by Bill Airgo's Gulf Station on
Saturday afternoon for five gallons
of hi-test and we were ready ,to
rumble. 'Course, "rumbling con-


listed mostly of driving around
Frank's Dairy B'ar parking lot. And
a cruise by the Park Theater up
town. And a "trip' out past Carroll
Lake. And then back to the
Dairy Bar.
The excitement was almost
morethan we could stand.
We speni so much time in,
- Frank's parking 'lot Maudie
Mallard wouldn't even ,bother' to
skate over to get an order-she
knew we were just checking out
the crowd.
SIt was important to know who
Prentice Ray Doyle was riding
around with. And if Vicki Fields
and Joe ,Wilkinson were still an
"item.". And if Pam Collins. talked
her mom into letting her have the
car again. And who was on restric-
tion ... .
You can understand how
important gas was-vou'd get com-
pletely "left out" if you couldn't, get'
to Frank's,
If gasoline had cost two dollars
a gallon in 1963 we'd 'a all grown
up ignorant!
Dad fussed about the gas we
were wasting as it was. He'd try' to
get us to ride the horses but to
Fi-ank'st Was he out of it, or what!'
Horses! Man, the last thing in the
world one of us farm boys wanted
to look like back in those days was
a farmer!
It took gas to be cool before
MTV.
And listen, we understood eco-
nomics even at our age. At twenty-'
seven cents ,a gallon, 'we were
mindful that Mr. Argo wasn't giv-


ing it away!
Well. it was twenty-seven cents
normally. But about twice a year a
pnce war would break out In town.
I never knew exactly how they
started Mr. Tommy Hill at the
D-X Station, in order to grab a fewv
more sales, would drop his price a
cent or two. Mr. Neisler, out at the
Amoco on the highway, couldn't be
"out done" so he'd go a cent lower.
Poor ole Mr. Argo had to' "get down
there" with them or be completely
left out!
They'd put up handmade,
cardboard signs advertising the
price per gallon that particular
day. Then, they'd send runners
over to the other stations to' see if
any of them had "gone lower." It
was':serious business in our little-
town!
You could buy gas then for
seventeen or eighteen cents a gal-
lon. Mother would ,give me two
dollars and tell me to go down-
town and "filler up."
These price wars were always
short lived. About two weeks,
sometimes three, would be all our
local gas entrepreneurs could
stand. Mr. Neisler and Bill Argo
would have breakfast at the City
Cafe, then they'd ride by Tommy
Hill's. By eight o'clock pnces would
be back to normal.
The problem I'm having today
Is finding normal!. .
You can call me old fashioned,
conservative, cheap-you can say I
sound like my Father, I'm living in,
the stone age--I don't care-two
dollars for one gallon. of gasoline
.ain't.normal! ,


I fear the ILx is in!
Apparently. some Amoco and .
B P folks, met down at the City Cafe
when no one was looking and
"arranged" another price rate hike.
And I don't see any oil "wild-
caters" out there with cardboard
signs,
I've heard the talk. about
"adjusting for inflation" and "con-
sidering the relative purchasing,
power" of the dollar, gas prices
were actually higher in 1974 than
today.... That sounds like soeiji'
more creative marketing to me. ...
How are we. supposed to -get
home to see our mothers? Go. to
the out of town ball games? Get to'
-the lake? I don't know about ya'll.
but me and my family Nare going t9
vacation this summer in the back
yard.
I've told the boys to park.thojse;
cars. I can pay for their college
education or fill up their vehicles--
I can't do both! ; -
And I am especially worried
about our teenagers. How are they
going to keep up, with Vicki Fields!
And Prentice Ray Doyle? Or find
out what's playing at the Park
' Theater? -,-.,
Will every last one of them
have to move next door to the
Dairy Bar?
Maybe what we need is an -old.
fashioned gas war.
And I hate to' say this. but
Dad's idea about the horse doesn't
seem as far-fetched a's when. he
first proposed it back in '63 '., .:'
1 Giddy-up Tngger. -
Kes


There's More Than One Way To Be Allowed To Vote

I WAS ONE OF the few who -;.. before I was stopped and asked no avail. card, it's about th
voted last Tuesday.; I had to work ." Al to produce it. tant document y
'at casting my vote, too. You I got out of, the habit of car- I DECIDED, THEN, to go out never realized the
know one has to have a picture | !iL .... trying my billfold some time back. to the license office and apply for mine.
ID to go along with his voter reg- r i-. I just carried it in my car pocket, a replacement.
istration card when he goes in to in' order to have a place to put It had been only a year since NOW THAT
vote. Most people use their dri- my credit cards and other identi- it had /been renewed, but the through all that
very's license. by WeSley R iIsey fiction. lady had to ask me several ques- probably findmy
dI ciilrln't find mine. 1 1 / My driver's license was in tions- Including date nf birth I'mn Igoing to


I haven't carried my billfold
since my recent joust with the
surgeon's knife, and my driver's
license had become misplaced .
. or lost!
I searched everywhere-'
beginning Monday-for that little
card but it wouldn't turn up. I
searched through my billfold two
or three times. I ransacked my
dresser drawer. I turned my car
pocket inside out. But.no driver's
license. I thought for a minute
there, that I wasn't going to get
to vote. When I arrived at the
voting place in the Centennial
Building, there sat Jesse Turner
and the old familiar gang. They
knew who I was.


Still, Supervisor of Elections
Cora Sue Robinson said every-
one must be identified by photo-
graph before they could vote.

After I became exasperated
trying to find the driver's license,
I decided to play a trick on the
poll workers. I then concentrated
my search for a copy of last
week's issue of The Star.
I finally found the copy and
gat down to clip out the head of
this column.-
Cora Sue wanted a photo-
graph, she would- get a photo-
graph!
I got inside and whipped out


my."photo" identification for Mrs.
Kennedy, explaining that I
couldn't find my driver's license.
She took it!
It was a photo! It was of me!
There was no denying the fact. I
had met the criteria for voting
identification.
I knew that someday, writing
this column would come in
handy and be useful for some-
thing besides filling this space, if
I kept at it long enough.,
Sure enough, it has!

THEN, I SET MY sights on
getting me a new driver's license


there,. too! But, when I needed it
to vote with, I couldn't find t.
I remembered taking it into
the hospital in order to be able to
,retrieve my medicare card and
supplemental insurance card.
After that little exercise, I hand-
ed the billfold to Frenchie to put
in her pocketbook. That was my
mistake. It became lost down in
the nether regions of the pocket-
book and remained lost for days.
It was a while before I need-
ed it again and launched an
intensive search for it.-
When I found it, it was all
there except the driver's license.
I conducted an intensive
search for the piece of paper, to


social security number, whether
or not I had diabetes, heart trou'-
*ble?,.seizures, passed out for ino-
f'eason .
,She didn't ask me If I could.
see, or if I could drive., I didn't.
have to read the eye chart. She
was getting all that information
from Tallahassee. She was mere-
ly verifying, information she .was
already getting. ,
I finally received my new
copy of a' driver's license. I could,
now vote, cash a personal check
'and identify myself in a number
of ways. That driver's license is a
valuable ,little item ,to. have -in
one's possession!
Next to a social, security


ie most impor-
ou can have. I
fact until I 1,6st


I'VE gone
exercise. I'll
other .one.
continue the


"copy" I went through all the
trouble to .get arid paid $10.Io
for. '
I'll use it for every instarnce
finwhich I have,to have a driverIs
license to show. It'll still be val -
able. I might want to cash a per-
sonal check, might need to very
my credit card, or prove who I'
am. .
That driver's license "copy"
will come in handy any numb r
of ways. It can prove to be an
invaluable "back-up" when I
make a purchase from someone
who doesn't know me.
But, I'm going to. stick -o
using the head of this column
when it comes-to voting.


-THE STAR-
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the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than.
amount received 'for such advertisement.
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Building Boom Continues


by Caroline Hunsley
With approximately ten mil-
lion dollars added to the tax roll,
the building boom in Gulf County
continues. Thirty-one new homes
were built in January and 21 in
February.
About two thirds of the new
building is taking place at Cape
San Bias and Indian Pass, and
according to Gulf County Building
Inspector Michael Hammond, "the
economy is'what's driving it." It's
about people making money says
Hammond.
Most of the people who are
building new homes here are from
Georgia or Tennessee, and many
of them are young people who
invest in real estate or may be in
the 'process of building a second
home.
The ratio of rentals to second,
homes is about half. Sixty-five
percent-the largest single con-
centration-of the total homes,
says Hammond, are being built at

Regional Workshop for
Candidates March 31
Gulf County. in conjunction.
with the Division of Elections,
will be hosting a regional work-
shop for candidates covering
chapters 99-106, Florida
Statutes.
All candidates, treasurers.
political parties, and the general
public are invited to attend. The
workshop normally takes half a
day.
The meeting will start
promptly at 9:00 a.m., ET, and
will continue until all questions
have been answered. The work-
shop will be held on March 31,
at the Gulf County Courthouse,
located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin.
Sr., Boulevard in Port St. Joe.
All interested parties are
encouraged to attend. Please call
the Gulf County Election's office
if you require more Information.


LETT TO ED.
March 13, 2000
The Editor
The Star Newspaper
P.O 0. Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Dear Editor:
Recently, I had the great plea-
sure of attending the Final Four
Play-Offs in Lakeland, Florida in
support of the Port St. Joe Tiger
Sharks basketball team. I was
proud to be a part of the group
from Port St. Joe. Coach
Eppinette, his coaching staff, and
the entire team are to be com-
mended for their great attitude
and team spirit on and off the
court.
I am glad to be part of a
community as well as an employ-
ee of a local company that sup-
ports both the academic and ath-
letic functions of the Gulf County
schools.
Truly. Coach Eppinette.
the coaching staff, and the
Tiger Sharks basketball team
are #1 .
Sincerely,
/s/ Hiram Nix, Vice President
Citizens Federal Savings
Bank of Port St. Joe


Barrier Dunes, while Seaciiffs
Beach Homes is another big con-
tender for new construction, as
are Palm and Gulf Aire subdivi-
sions. Newman's Construction
Company sold 38 lots without
even putting them on the market.
Though there are technically.
no height restrictions on the new
construction, homes may not
have more than three habitable
floors, according to land develop-
ment regulations. High rises are
prohibited as Gulf County does
not have the ability to fight high
rise fires..
However, single family dwel-
lings, whether for a second, home


by Caroline Hunsley
WE WANT YOUR HAZ-
ARDOUS WASTES says Gulf
County Solid Waste Department.
It's time for Gulf County's annual
Amnesty Day.
Three ugly faces labeled
Paint, Oil, and Solvent advertise
the plea for bringing in your haz-
ardous wastes on Amnesty Day.
You may have noticed the ad, a
"WANTED" poster featuring the
three criminals and a "REWARD"
for their capture.
What reward, you might ask.
You might also be wondering
which hazardous wastes, and
exactly why it is called Amnesty
Day.
Let's start from the bottom
and go up.
Amnesty Day is a hazardous,
waste collection day. Gulf County
residents are urged to bring their
hazardous wastes to the Gulf
County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. on Saturday,
March 25 from 9:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Bringing the hazardous
wastes to the courthouse will give
you amnesty from fees normally
associated with disposing of the
wastes yourself, hence the name


Is Making A
Gulf County residents are
making a difference as they begin
returning their Census 2000
questionnaires. "We realize the
impact Census 2000 will have on
Gulf County over the next 10
years." said Marshall Nelson,
Complete Count Committee
Chairman.
For each person who Is not
counted in the census Gulf
County will lose between $900
and S1,500 in federal and state
funding per year. Over the course
of 10 years (until the next census
count) this loss adds up to a lot of
money.
During the 1990 Census, over
4,000 Gulf County residents did
not .return their questionnaires.
resulting in a loss of over $60 mil-
lion in state and federal funding
during the past decade. This is
money Gulf County needs to pro-
vide better schools. transporta-
tion, health care, childcare, senior
citizen centers, and housing.
Census statistics also help to
locate new businesses in the
county that will bring new job
opportunities for citizens.
An accurate count of everyone
in Gulf County is so important.
Gulf County will only have this
opportunity only once every 10.
years; so let's make the Census.
count for Gulf County.
Assistance is available at the
Wewahitchka Volunteer Fire
Department, 117 N. Second
Street, Wewahitchka, Monday
through Friday, from 5:00 until
9:00 p.m. and the Gulf County


or rental, are the focus of this
building boom-not high. rises,
and this boom doesn't seem to be
getting quiet any time soon. "This
(building) trend will probably
last," says Hammond.
When questioned whether
FEMA would interrupt that trend,
Hammond responded that Gulf
County Chief Administrator Don
Butler and County Commissioner
Warren Yeager, along with a mem-
ber of the FEMA committee will
meet with FEMA representatives.
in Atlanta, Georgia on April 5 to
discuss the status of FEMA in
Gulf County. They hope to report
on this status at the April 11
county commissioner's meeting.


Amnesty, Day.
Hazardous wastes Include the
following items: oil base paint,
motor oil, solvent, fuel, batteries,
antifreeze, lead, arsenic, silver,
cleaners, fluorescent lamps, mer-
cury containing devices, pesti-
cides, and other pollutants.
CESQG waste will be accept-
ed at a reduced rate.
Items that won't be accepted
include: pressurized cylinders.
explosives, and blohazardous or
radioactive materials.
Bring your collection to the
courthouse, where your items will
be sorted and prepared for the
beginning of the disposal process.
Don't worry if you have large
quantities of hazardous wastes or
heavy items. Help will be available
for unloading it from your vehicle.
A fork lift will also be on hand if
needed.
If you need more information,
or you have questions about the
types of hazardous waste to take
to the courthouse, please call the
Gulf. County Solid Waste.
Department at 850-227-3696.
The reward? A. safer, more
beautiful county to live in. Isn't
that worth the effort?


Difference
Senior Citizens Center, 12 Library
Drive, Port St. Joe, Monday
through Friday, from 10:00 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m. If you have ques-
tions please contact Marshall
Nelson at 229-9111 or 639-5069.



Bait
(From Page 1)
records petition hand delivered to
the agency on March 2nd.
Planning Trip To Tallahassee
Raffield said the bait fisher-
men plan to carry their plight all
the way to Tallahassee. Bait fish-
ermen are planning to charter a
bus to make the trip.
Anyone interested in going
with the group should call:
Raffield Fisheries. They will
depart Friday. March 31st, at
9:30 a.m. (ET to go and attend
meetings with the FFWCC.
Raffield also said letters of
support would be appreciated and
should be directed to Ms. Julie
Morris, Chairman FFWCC, 5700
North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota,
FL 34243.,



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ANNUAL DISTRICT 3

SPRING CLEAN-UP

The Annual District 3 Spring Clean-Up will begin
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!!!


(i.e. white goods, wood


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


Gulf


Tommy Knox
Commissioner, District 3


Y 4tc, March 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2000.


Big River Clean-Up A Big Mess!
Last Saturday, about 200 concerned citizens gathered around Glenn Landing (Gaskin Park in
Wewahitchka) and other sites along the Apalachicola River to participate in the "Big River Clean-
Up." For approximately six and one-half hours, boaters piled their rigs with debris which was
found floating In the river, lodged along its banks, and at old campsites.
The photo above shows the Water Management District boat heavily laden with trash from one
abandoned campsites which included a dog pen, stove, barbecue pit, barrels, yards of plastic, sink.
and roofing tin.
The insets depict dumpsters used in accumulating the day's "catch" which included bed-
springs, window frames, a tremendous amount of styrofoam float material, stove parts, and litter
in general.
Organizers hope to make the successful event an annual occurrence.


Smoke on Highway
The Florida Division of
Forestry Wildfir re Mitigation
Specialist would like to encourage
motorists to use extreme caution
while driving 'on Florida's roads
and highways.
With the increase of wildfire
activity throughout; North West
Florida roadways can be blan-
keted wit-h smoke within minutes
and severely reduce visibility.
When entering an area, of
smoke on the highway. turn your
headlights on and reduce your
speed. Drive defensively. Exercise
caution, be alert and arrive alive.
For more information you
may call Bob Rhea. Florida
Division of Forestry Wildfire
Mitigation Specialist Public
Information Officer at (850) 872-
4175.


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Amnesty Day


Census 2000-Gulf Co.


WANTED
Help round-up the following

notorious Household Hazardous Wastes


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PAINT OIL SOLVENT
And gang members Fuel, Batteries, Antifreeze, Lead,
Arsenic, Silver, Cleaners, Fluorescent Lamps,
Mercury Containing Devices, Pesticides,
(and other pollutants).

If you find these villains hiding out in your home
round them up and bring them in.

Gulf County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
March 25 Gulf County Courthouse
9 AM 3 PM Eastern Time
CESQG waste accepted at a reduced rate.
Not accepted: Pressurized cylinders, explosives, biohazardous or radioactive materials.



REWARD

Put Hazardous Waste in its place. Keep Gulf County Beautiful!
For more information, please call the Gulf County Solid Waste Department at 850-227-3696
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Wewahitchka Woman's Club


Plans A Busy Time for April


The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club met March 8, at the Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative, Inc. in
the conference room with 17
members and one guest present.
Betty Cudabec introduced
Larry Wells of Emergency
Management as guest speaker.
Mr. Wells presented an interesting
and informative program on
"Florida Weather Awareness."
The president reported a very
successful Pancake Breakfast,
March 4th with profit going to the
"Bunny Mahler" Scholarship
Fund.


Everyone enjoyed it so much
a decision was made to make it an
annual affair. Plans were finalized
for the Senior Citizens Easter din-
ner to be April 20th.
It is hoped that everyone will
go to the Tupelo Festival April 1st.
The club will. be selling cakes,
pies, and candies. Donations on a
quilt, made by Senior Citizens,
will be taken. All the profit will go
to the Library Fund.
Carol Vlahos reported on the
District II Arts and Craft Festival
hosted by Blountstown Woman's
Club at Heritage Park. A tour of all
the old homes and buildings and
a country dinner served in the Old
Frink Gym, were the highlights of
the day. Hazel Quick, Feraldine
Greer, Ruth Hall, Barbara Shirley-

Optimist Club
Youth Dance
The Optimist Club will be
holding a. dance for 'school age
youth on Friday, March 24, from
8:00 until 11:00 p.m., at the
Centennial Building in Port St.
Joe. They will be accepting a $3
donation .*at the door.
Refreshments will be available.
All adult volunteers are
needed and welcome.


Scott, E. J. Keller, Carol Vlahos,
Carolyn Drury and Tweeta Gaskin
were in attendance. The club had
nine entries and received nine rib-
bons.
Hostesses for the day were
Pat Stripling, Betty Cudabec,
Feraldine Greer, and Betty Kent. A
St. Patrick Day theme was carried
out, serving four layer pistachio
dessert and spinach dip.

Easter Pageant
for Young Girls
The Gulf County Senior,
Citizens is very excited about the
upcoming Easter Pageant which
they have planned for April 14 at,
6:00 p.m. The pageant will be
open to all Gulf County preschool,
and elementary school age young
girls, i. -
The planning committee
needs the help of the contestants'
parents. You are urged to turn in
registration forms and fee at one
of the following locations:
Ard's Florist, Wewa Senior
Citizens, Melita's Boutique. or at
the Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
site.
Deadline for registration is
April 1. If you have any additional
questions about the pagean t
please call 229-8466.


Samantha Nichole
and J.R. Lanier

It's A Girl!
J. R. Lanier would like to
announce the arrival of his baby
sister. Samantha Nichole was
born on January 15. She weighed
five pounds. 15.6 ounces and was
18 3/4 inches long.
Her proud parents are Clint
and Diane Lanier of White City,.


Caleb Glenn Blanton

Birth Announcement
Tonya Grantham Blanton is
proud to -announce the birth of
her- son, (and Cody's baby
brother), Caleb Glen Blanton.
Caleb was born on February
JO0th weighing in at eight pounds
and 9.2 ounces and 20 3/4 inches
long.

Corned Beef & Cabbage
Dinner Is Big Success!
The John C. Gainous VFW
Post #10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
,would like to thank all who sup-
ported their Annual Corned Beef
and Cabbage Dinner and to apol-
ogize to the ones they had to turn
away because they ran out of
food. They served 104 dinners in
1-1/2, hours but next year they.
will definitely cook more.
Also. on Friday night the post
and auxiliary members honored
two winter visitors Roger and
Mary Remington 'of Reads
-Landing, Minnesota with a plaque
for all their hours of volunteer ser-
vice they put in to help with the
post activities.
Mary. has also made many lap
robes for the VA Hospital in Lake
City and they have given many
fish they have caught for a fish fry
at the post home.
Mary is well known for her
cream puffs she brings to the din-
ners and this year they won first
place in the soup contest, the
casserole contest and the scav-
enger hunt held at the post home.
Roger and Mary will be heading
back to Minnesota on April 1st
and they will be greatly missed.
Plans are being made for the
VFW Post annual Volunteer
Honoree and Loyalty Day to be
held at the post home on
Saturday, April 29.
The next monthly meeting will
be held on Tuesday, April 11 at
7:30 p.m., ET, and the ladies aux-
iliary is reminded to bring in
donations for the VA Hospital.
Margaret Barker has already
turned in 90 ditty bags that can
be tied to needed wheel chairs or
bed rails to hold patients' items
and Arnetta Henderson has cro-
cheted 12 lap robes. Margaret had
also donated 30 ditty bags to
Sunrise, Care and Rehabilitation
for Bay St. Joseph.

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Darlin'Dolls Present Recital
Cindy's Darlin' Dolls recently presented their annual recital.
The program included ballet, baton, and cheerleading. At the
conclusion of the program, each Darlin' Doll was presented a tro-
phy for their efforts throughout the year.
Front row, from left, are: Angela Canington, Davida Odom,
Sophie Adsit, Kaley Wilder, Elizabeth Branch, Mary Branch, and
Samantha Nicodemus. Second row (1 to r): Megan Gannon, Lacey
Strickland. Ashton Davis, RaQueatha Bailey, Tyonna. Leslie, and
Ashley- Robinson.
Third row (1 to r): Erica Alles (ballet, instructor), Evan
Brumbaugh, Malanie Powell,. Erica Protsman, Emily Sandhu,
Kimberly Blankenship, Devin Guillot, and Becky Belin (cheer-
leading instructor). Back row (I to r): Raven Harris, Maryanne
Earley, Julie Butler, Kristin Posey, Rachel List, and Caitlin Rich.

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Glass Celebrates
86 Years of Life!
r Elzie Glass celebrated her 86th
birthday at her home in Oak Grove
. with family and friends. She keeps
busy quilting baby quilts and enjoys
life to the fullest. She is the mother
pof Bob Glass of St. Joe Beach and
,'Jeanette Rhames of Georgia.


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'If you hate cancer and the
tragedy it has caused in our
midst, join the fight against it and
mark your calendars for Friday,
April 14. Beginning at 8:00 a.m.,
CT, and continuing on through
the night until 8:00 a.m.
'Saturday, plan to attend the cul-
mination of the year 2000's
American Cancer Society Relay for
Life fund-raiser.
STaking place at the
Wewahitchka High School track,
it will feature an evening of enter-
tainment, food 'and games, while
dedicated volunteers walk the
track during the entire 24-hour
period.
Groups of businesses and
individuals in Gulf County are
already working to make the Relay
for Life a whopping big success.
County businesses are involved in
a variety of fund-raisers: give-a-
way drawings, pancake break-
fasts, bake sales, and yard sales.
In- addition, team captains
have their 10 member groups out
in the community soliciting spon-
sors for the relay walkers. The
response has been heartening.
Businesses and other organi-
zations who are engaged in
money-raising activities to fight
cancer include the following:
Wewahitchka State Bank,
Gulf Correctional Institution.
Capital City Bank, Wewahitchka
High School. First" Methodist
Church in Wewahitchka. Gull
County Sheriffs Department.
Emerald Coast Credit Union.
TyAidall Federal Credit Union.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative.


Wewahitchka Elementary School,
4-H Club in Wewahitchka,
Citizens Federal Savings Bank,
and Ashley Lister and friends.
Be on the look-out for their
projects and give them your sup-
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Gulf County Republican Party

Gathering Called A Success


On Monday, March 13, the
Gulf County Republican Party
engaged at what may be called
one of the most successful gather-
ings to date. -
Opening their Indian Pass
home, Gary and Sara Ross hosted
the affair. Republicans from
throughout Gulf County were. in
attendance.
After dispensing with the for-
malities, party chairman Lee
Downer "gave the floor" to candi-
dates seeking the Gulf County
Commission seats in the fall elec-
tion. Allan Cox and Gary White,
vying for the District Five seat,
and Jorge San Pedro, running for
District three, spoke and
addressed issues concerning the
future needs for Gulf County. The
topics included medical needs for
the area, employment, establish-
ing a firm tax base, and regulating
future growth in Gulf County.


C-RALPH
S CERTIFIED


Following a question and
answer period, the meeting con-
tinued with light refreshments,
giving fellow Republicans a
chance to mingle and to get to
know the candidates as well as
each other.
The Gulf County Republican
Party is going all .out to get to
know its members. One idea is for
the party to hold its future meet-
ings in the various precincts
throughout Gulf, County. Getting
together-getting to know each
other and getting a fair hearing on
the issues-is necessary. It will be
one of the key ingredients for suc-
cess in the voting booths this fall.
The Republican Party is
becoming a league to be reckoned
with. Adding as many as 30 mem-
bers each month, the local party
has seen phenomenal growth over
the last three years.


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During tie most recent meet-
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on Thursday, March 9th, Bill
Kennedy, an engineer with Preble-


Rish, Inc. of Port St. Joe, provided
attendees'with an updated status
of the artificial reef planned for
the area just south of Eagle
Harbor in St. Joseph Peninsula


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Supported by the Department
of Environmental Protection, the
artificial reef project is pending a
permit approval by the Corp of
Engineers, though no time sched-
ule is set as yet. Nor have regula-
tions on the use of the reef been
decided.
Comprised of 100-150 reef
balls, some 3 ft. x 2 ft. high and
others 3 ft. x 4 ft. high, the reef
will begin in eight feet of water,
outside'the park boundary, (400
feet), and will extend for 1,000
feet into 16 feet of water.
The first deployment of 35-38
reef balls is financed by a $10,000
grant from the Tourist Develop-
ment. Council of Gulf County.
Four marker buoys will be placed
in each corner, so the reef can be
easily seen. Mooring buoys were
suggested to enable boats to tie
up at the reef.
Mr. Kennedy informed the
group that the reef will provide

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'Bay, as well as recreational usage
by a large number of people.'
Asked by a local shrimper if
Smother stufl' would be allowed to
be dumped at the reef, causing
dangerous trash to drift into the
bay during storms, Mr. Kennedy
assured the group that that would
not be the case.
Literature advertising the reef
,and its proper usage has yet to be
,developed. but,it was suggested.
that St. Joseph Peninsula State
'Park, could distribute information
on the reef to visitors coming'into
the'park.
Another suggestion. involved
distribution of reef information by'
local businesses.
Thie new Boaters' Guide, writ-
ten by the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve at
East Point, and with maps provid-
ed by the Florida Marine Research
Institute *in St. Petersburg, will
also include information on the
new reef. The Boaters' Guide will
hopefully be available before the
beginning of this year's scallop
season.
It was also briefly discussed
'that other sites may provide a
good reef environment, such as
the area north of Eagle Harbor
and near the point, because of its
water depth.
Mr. Kennedy mentioned that
additional reefs would require
more study. and would only be'
possible if they did not interfere
with commercial fishing.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. MARCH 23. 2000


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IN A HURRY FOR A LOCKiUP?
David. A. Kemper, 29, of
Springfield, was arrested oi' -
Sunday, March 5th, at approxi-
mately 6:33 a.m. by Port St. Joe
Police Department Officer James
Stephens for driving with a sus-
pended or revoked license.
Stephens observed Kemper's
vehicle doing 60 m.p.h. in a 45
m.p.h. speed zone and initiated a
traffic stop. Through further
investigation, the officer learned
that Kemper's driver's license was
suspended.
Kemper was taken into cus-
tody and transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first appear-
ance.
ACTIVE WARRANT ENFORCED
Jarred Nathan Nolen, 24. of
White City. was arrested at about
8:40 p.m. on Thursday, March
16th, by Officer James Norris on
an active warrant for battery.
Nolen was taken into custody
without incident and transported
to the Gulf County Jail.
ALLURE To STAY OU OF JAIL,
On Friday, -March 17th, at'
approximately 6 p.m.. Fleeca
Lancaster, 44, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Officer John Murnan
on an active warrant for violation
of probation.
Lancaster was placed on pro-
bation June 29th, 1999 for dri-
ving while her license was sus-
pended or revoked and violated It
S by falling to complete community
service hours in lieu of fines, as
well as failing to serve days in jail
(served one day out of 30) arid
failing to appear in court on
March 13th after receiving notice
to do so.
Lancaster was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail.
YOUTHFUL RETALIATION
Also on March 17th at about
9:30 p.m., Officer Norris arrested
a juvenile for aggravated battery
and retaliating against A witness.
The juvenile was taken into
Custody without incident,
processed at the Gulf County Jail.
processed by the Department of
,; Juvenile Justice, and then sent to
the detention center in Bay
County to await court appear-
S. ance.
WHAT'S IN A NAME? AN ARREST?
Corey L. Johnson, 27, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested Sunday,
March 19th, at approximately
8:27 a.m. by Officer Russell
Burch.
Johnson was charged with
driving with a suspended or
S revoked license (felony), providing
false information to a law enforce-
ment officer, and failure to regis-
ter as a convicted felon with the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office.
Burch observed the vehicle
that Johnson was driving being
operated in an erratic manner
and Initiated a traffic stop. The
driver initially Identified himself
as Jeffery L. Syes. and gave April
4, 1972 as his date of birth.
Further investigation revealed a
true identity.
Johnson was arrested and
transported to the Gulf County
Jail, where further information
was obtained and the additional
charges filed. He was then
processed into the county Jail to
await first appearance.
DANGEROUSLY INFLUENCED
Josephine Williams. 67, of
Port St. Joe. was arrested at three
in the afternoon on Sunday.
March i9th, by Officers Burch
and Stephens for using a firearm
while under the influence of an
S alcoholic beverage.
While investigating a call at
the residence, Williams locked
herself in a room and armed her-
self with a firearm. Williams was
taken into custody without any
further Incident and transported
to the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
WRONG PLACE-ANYTIME!
David L. Lamberson, 58, of
Port St Joe. was arrested by
Officer Norris on Sunday. March
19th. at around 4:00 p.m. for vio-
lation of a restraining order.
While at the Gulf County
, Sheriff's Office. the officer
received information that Lam-
berson had a restraining order
prohibiting him from being at
1205 Constitution Drive.
Norris, Sgt. Troy Simmbns.
and Officer Murnan proceeded to
that location, where Lamberson
was, found inside the residence.
He was taken into custody with-
out Incident and transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.
SHINING A BRIGHT LIGHT ON
THE SITUATION


Frank R. Catalano, 22, of
Youngstown, was arrested Just
after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, March
21st, by Officer Chris Teeter for'
driving under the influence.
Teeter observed that
Catalano's vehicle had' broken


lens covers on the right rear side
of the vehicle, which were emit-
ting white light, and the vehicle:
was being driven in an erratic'
manner. He initiated a traffic
stop, and upon making contact
with the driver, could detect a
moderate odor of an alcoholic bev-
erage.
After further investigation, it
was determined that he was dri-
ving while under the influence.
and was arrested and transported
to the Gulf County Jail.
HAVE YOU MISSED YOUR TIRE YET?
A heavy duty truck tire and
rim was found several weeks ago
in the area of Highway 98 and
Dupont Drive and was turned'
into the PSJPD. Anyone having
claim to this property can contact
Sergeant Carr at 229-8265 to
claim It.


ACTIVITY REPORT FOR MARCH
13TH TO 19TH
During the time period
referred to, the Mexico Beach
Department of Public Safety-
Police Division answered 32 calls
for service and investigated one
burglary and one assault. No
thefts were reported.
During the same period, offi-
cers of the department investigat-
ed two traffic crashes involving a
combined property damage esti-
mate of $42,300. but resulted in
no injuries. The officers Issued
nine traffic warnings and nine
traffic citations.
RECENT INVESTIGATIONS/ARRESTS
*Monday. March 13th, Ptlm.
Scott Silver was called to a traffic
crhsh at Highway 98 and County:
Road 386. A semi-truck and trail-
er overturned when the driver.
attempted to avoid a collision with
a recreational vehicle.
The crash closed Highway 98
down for two hours for clean-up.
The driver was cited for following
too close. There were no injuries
reported.
*Wednesday, March 15th,
MBDPS officers, in conjunction
with officers from the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office and FDLE, served
search warrants on two resi-
dences of Robert Glass.
He was subsequently arrested
by Gulf County sheriffs deputies
on warrants for aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon and
aggravated assault. He was later'
transferred to the Bay County
Jail.
*Thursday. March 16th, Ptlm.
Burt Himmer arrested Charles
Heckenlively on warrants for
uttering forged Instruments and a
capias for loitering and prowling.
It was alleged that Hecken-
lively was arrested for loitering
and prowling on April 24, 1999.
He used a false name and used
this identity throughout the court
process.
Ptim. Himmer saw the sus-
pect and recalled he had used a
different name. Upon checking
court documents and photos, the
patrolman found that he had
used a false name. Himmer, along
with the Bay County Sheriffs
Office, obtained warrants and
arrested Heckenlively for the
offenses.
*Friday. March 17th. Ptim.
Silver was called to Marquardt's
Marina in reference to a boat
being broken into. It was reported
that an unknown persons) had
entered a 25 foot Pro Sports boat
and taken a 120 quart cooler con-
taining alcoholic beverages, water.
and Gatorade.
This incident occurred
between March 17 and 18, and
the case remains under Investiga-
ton. Anyone with Information In
regard to this case. Is asked to
please contact the MBDPS.
*On March 18th. Prim. Silver
was called to a traffic crash that
occurred on Highway 98 in front
of the Express Lane store.
Bruce P. Breckenfeld. of
Panama City, failed to yield the
right-of-way and turned in front
of Chris E. Leigh, of Baytown,
Missouri. Both individuals were
operating motorcycles.
Breckenfeld was issued a
citation for failure to yield and
Leigh was issued a citation for
violation of driver's license
endorsement (no motorcycle
endorsement).


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DISTURBED HIS FREEDOM
On Wednesday. March 15th,
SGulf County Sheriffs Office
Deputies Larry Hightower arid
Shawn Butler answered a distur-
bance call on Red Bull Island.
While -investigating the call,
they checked the individuals
involved for warrants and found
that Brian Trayloir, of Kinard, had
an outstanding warrant for grand
theft. Traylor, 23, was arrested
and taken to the Gulf County Jail
and is being held on a $2,500
bond.


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UPSET FELLA TELLS SECRETS
Also on the 15th, Deputy
Butler responded to a reported.
disturbance in the WewAhitchka
area. While talking with the two
people Involved, the male told the
deputy that his girlfriend 'had
outstanding Bay County war-"
rants.
In checking with Bay County.
Butler found that Angela Steed, a,.
-Lynn Haven resident, had 19 war-
rants for worthless checks. Steed,
36, was arrested and taken to the
Gulf County Jail.
"SMASHED" OUTSIDE OF WEWA
On Thursday, March 16th,'
Deputies Hightower and Bobby
Plair were dispatched to an acci-
dent south of Wewahitchka.
Following their arrival on the
scene. It was determined that one
of the drivers. Joan Herring. of
Wewahitchka, was intoxicated.
The Florida Highway Patrol
worked the accident and charged
Herring, 58, with driving under
the Influence. She was brought to
the Gulf County Jail.
COSTLY BRUSH WITH RECKLESSNESS
Also on the 16th. Deputies
Plair and Hightower were direct-
ing traffic at an accident in
Wewahitchka when they observed
a vehicle-operated by Michael
Hammond-drive through the
scene at an excessive rate of
speed. They attempted to get him
to slow down, but he did not do
so.
Several minutes later, the
same vehicle and driver agaih'
proceeded through the accident
scene from the opposite direc-
tion-and again at a high rate of
speed. Hammond, 19, of
Wewahltchka. ignored officers'
attempts to slow or stop him once
more.
At this time, Hightower began
pursuit in the patrol car and
brought the suspect to a halt near
Hall Bottom. Hammond was
charged.with reckless driving and
attempting to flee -and elude. Hel.
was also arrested on a warrant for
failure to appear in court.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...
Tuesday, March 14th-Nicole
Rivers, 28, B/F. of Panama City.
violation of probation (re: uttering
a forged instrument).
Wednesday, March 15th-
Robert Harrison. 42. W/M, of Port
St. Joe, driving under the influ-
ence; and James Mahaffey, '19.
W/M, of Mexico Beach, .cri-iinal
mischief.
Thursday. March 1:th
Vivian Walker, 41, B/F, of Port' St.
Joe, failure to appear (re: worth-
less checks).
Friday. March 17th-James
SOakly, 36, W/M. of Port St. Joe,
lewd and lascivious.
Monday, March 2Q0th-Robert
Lynn. 26, W/M, of Mexico Beach.,
grand theft: and Vincient Riley,
36, B/M,. of Port St. Joe, failure to
pay fine.

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it classes are offered at GCCC in
Panama City as follows:
Introduction to Computers. April
28 to April 30, $50; MS Word 97.
Level 1. April 14 to April 16, $50;
MS Word 97. Level II, April 28 to
April 30, $65; MS Excel 97 Level
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Excel 97. Level II. April 18 to April
30. 8S65; MS Access, Level II, April
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a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday: and
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
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to 5:15 p.m.. Monday through
Thursday, and Friday from 8:00
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lifelong
Learning Registration desk on the
second floor of the Student Union
East building.
GCCC in Panama City offers
the Pest Control Operators
Continuing Education series on
April 19 and 20. Courses include
general household pests. core


requirements, wood destroying
organisms, lawn and ornamental,
and fumigation.
For more information on all
these courses call (850) 872-3823
or, 1-800-311-3685, extension
3823. Pre-registration is required
for every GCCC course.


What's Free?
-What's a Parent to do?" is a
brochure describing ways to get
your kids to eat right. It's. packed
with tips for making healthy
snacks and meals of fruits and
vegetables fun, quick, and easy.
For a free copy, call (850) 487-
8141, or write: Florida
Department rof Agriculture and
Consumer Services, 545 East
Tallahassee Street, Tallahassee.
FL 32308-4981. It can also be
viewed online at 222.fl-
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Gulf Coast Community
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offering the following 15-hour
non-credit computer class: MS
Word 97.Level 1. April 3 to May 1,
$50. All classes are held from
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The following 15-hour non-
credit computer courses will be
offered at GCCC in Panama City:
NMS Power Point 97. April 3 to May
1. $50: MS Access 97- Level II.
April 3 to May 1, 65.

Exploring Folklife
in the Community
Interested in learning more
about your community's tradi-
tions? Want to learn how to con-
duct an oral history interview or
learn about sorting through old
family photographs? If so. plan to
attend for a workshop on preserv-
Ing traditions In the community.
The Apalachicola Bay
Chamber of Commerce and the
Apalachicola Area Historical
Society are sponsoring a work-
shop that will assist you in Identi-
fying, documenting and preserv-
ing vital history and living tradi-
Stlons in the community.
Instructors will combine lectures
with hands-on demonstration
illustrating the skills and tech-
niques necessary for a successful
cultural heritage preservation.
The workshop will be held at
the Raney Carriage House on
Market Street in Apalachicola on
March 25th from 10:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m. Workshop is free.
Registration is limited to 25 peo-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2000 PAGE 7A


Act Designed to Prevent and


/or Reduce Juvenile Delinquency

Gulf County Council Meets On Third Thursday. of Every Month


SThe Department of Juvenile
Justice was created in 1994 by
the Juvenile Justice Act. Its mis-
sion is to provide programs to pre-
vent and/or reduce juvenile,
delinquency. Each county has 'a
Juvenile Justice Council that
works closely with the Council
Coordinator and the District II
office in developing and imple-
menting programs which meet the
needs of the community.
The Gulf County Council
meets the third Thursday of every
month at the Gulf County Public
Library in Port St. Joe at 4:00
p.m., ET. In order for the efforts of
the council to be successful, input
from the community is required.
Most people, whether they
have children or not, would like to
contribute something, but they
don't know what or how to go
about doing it. There are many
S ways one can give something to
society. For example, the first way
is to become a volunteer. By vol-
unteering, you provide a'valuable
service to the community.
Volunteers can help by offer-
ing assistance with school work,
organizing recreational activities,
or simply offering advice about
employment opportunities. Many
people choose to spend time
tutoring students after school at
the library. However, there are
countless other activities out
there for willing volunteers.
SBecause Gulf County is a
rural area,; problems with child-
care and transportation are
understandable. If you would like
more information on the library
Program, please contact Jean
Faliski, at the Gulf County Public
Library, at (850) 229-8879.
Volunteers can, also provide
services to youth though mentor-
ing. A mentor is one who is com-
mitted to helping youth one-
on-one in every area of'their life,
academically, physically, socially,
and mentally. He or she. is basi-
cally a positive role model and a
friend.
SBecause many, families are
headed by dual working or single
parents, parental involvement is
Sometimes somewhat lacking.
Therefore, another aspect of a
mentor's role is to encourage

a jFHP License and
Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from March 24th through
,31st on SR-73 near CR-287, and
SR-30 near Allen Memorial Way.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers. will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
I such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
Florida.
The patrol has found these
S" checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
motorists.


parental involvement in the activ-
ities of the juvenile.
Anyone who is interested is
welcome to go and become a part
of the Mentoring Coalition. All
approved volunteers undergo a
background screening and refer-
ence check.
If you are interested in
becoming a mentor, the District II
Mentoring Coalition meets the
first Thursday of every month at
10:00 a.m., ET, at the W.T. Neal
Civic Center in Blountstown.
Most programs rely on the
community's moral and financial
support to continue to operate
successfully. One way in which
you can help is through the pur-
chase of the "Invest In Children"
license tag. With each purchase
$20 goes into a trust fund for Gulf
County.
The revenue from the sales is ,
used to fund programs and ser-
vices that prevent juvenile delin-
quency. Pamphlets about this tag
can be found at the nearest
county tag office and, possibly,
area businesses.
-Prevention is the key to
reducing juvenile crime, but there
are established intervention and
,diversion programs' throughout
Florida for those youth who have
passed this, point.
The Department of Juvenile
Justice realizes that in order to
prevent and reduce- juvenile
crime, all aspects of one's life
must be positively touched. The,
department is currently working
with the faith community in
establishing aftercare, prevention,
and intervention programs for
youth in the county.
Appropriate values determine
the way a youth feels about him-
self, which in turn will help deter-
mine his actions. Volunteers can
help impart these values, such 'as
honesty, concern for others, and
personal. accountability, to the
youth he or she is working with.


ESC's KI
Close to the heels of Peter
Cottontail is the arrival of another
magical occasion: Early Child-
hood Services. Inc.'s (ECS's)
Kidfest!
Early Childhood Services,
Inc.'s board of directors, staff, vol-
unteers, and sponsors extend an
invitation for everyone to join
them for a fabulous fun Saturday,
on April 15, starting at 10:00
a.m., CT., and lasting until 5:00
p.m. on the grounds of Gulf Coast
Community College in Panama
City. Over 10,000 people are
anticipated throughout the day. .
Festival attendees will meet
Cat-in-the-Hat, hear storytellers,
have their faces painted, ride
ponies, and jump in moonwalks.
Over 95 activities and 14 stage
performances will keep young and
old mesmerized all day.
Although there are dozens of
games to play: and countless
opportunities for laughter and
delight, the cost is one dollar min-
imum donation for each person
(every age, From birth up!)
All year long, committees


These youth can then be a
positive role model themselves for
others in the community. Gearing
the segments of an individual's
life in a positive direction can help
that Individual become a produc-
tive citizen.
The week of March 19 to
March 25 has been recognized as
the Department of Juvenile
Justice Week. During this week,
the department will strive to
increase the awareness of the sur-
rounding areas about the depart-
ment and how it collaborates with
'other agencies in order to have an
effective juvenile justice system.
Right now the schools are
participating by planning activi-
ties which relate to juveniles and.
juvenile crime prevention. We
cannot afford to wait on someone
else to help a child; let us
together, as a community, take
the first step. Many things can
wait; a child cannot
If you would like additional
information on any of these pro-
grams, please contact Don
Washabaugh at 850-227-7340 .or
Chris Canty at 850-487-4251.


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Gulf 4-H is 1st in Swine Judging Contest

Gulf County's Junior 4-H'ers participated in the Wakulla
livestock judging contest on February 25th. Gulf Junior Team
first place members were: [kneeling] Clarence Gray (left) and
Michael Wait (right); and [standing] Ryan Ranie (left) and
Michael Riley.


Don't Miss Your Chance To Win!

And support Gulf Youth!


The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League, is currently con-
ducting its annual, fund-raiser
giveaway to help support the
needs of the season which is now
beginning for the league.
Circumstances prevented all
of the tickets from being distrib-
uted to the coaches and players
until last week; therefore, the
sales period was extended and the
drawings will be 'held.on Friday,
April 7th (not on the Day of
Baseball).
That's right, drawings! Yes,
three prizes will be given away-


idfest Apr
comprised' of members of the
board and, staff begin coordinat-
ing the production of Kidfest.
Individuals, businesses, and
-foundations are given the oppor-
tunity to participate in sponsoring
the event.
The festival allows ECS to
share important information with
families and communities con-
cerning early education Iand qual-
ity child care. Kidfest has become
the most important community
supported fund-raiser for ECS.
Proceeds from the entrance
donation are used to further
enhance established ECS pro-
grams to benefit young children
and strengthen family self-suffi-
ciency.
Funds raised will target over


first, $100 CASH; second, $50,
CASH; and third, $25 CASH. So
. "cash" in on this great
opportunity today!
You may have already been
approached by a Dixie youngster,
parent, coach, or league officer
who is, out and about seeking $1
donations for your chance to win
a prize in the giveaway. If' not,
please be receptive to their
request and support them with
whatever financial contribution
possible. -
Who knows, you might just
receive a return prize-but, at the



Dii 15th

8,340 children, from birth to five
years old, in seven counties (Bay,
Calhoun. Franklin. Gulf. Holmes,
6lackson. and Washing-ton): 3774
children in ECS's Head, Start
Program; and over 1,750 young
children at risk of neglect and
abuse.


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boost.

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Panhandle Chapter of
the FL Meat Goat
Assoc. To Meet Mar.23
The' Panhandle Chapter of the
Florida Meat Goat Association will
be meeting on Thursday, March
23, at 7:30 p.m., ET in the
Calhoun County Extension Office
Conference Room, located across
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$31 per ton to $25 per ton. Pate
told those present at the meeting,
that this should/ result in an
annual savings of approximately
$20,000.
Garbage disposal and trash
collection have been major
concerns within the city as the
board' has tried to keep costs
down to city residents paying for
the service as a user's fee.
Apply For $658,700 Road Grant
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Diane Scholz presented the board
with a request to apply for
$658,700 in Enterprise Florida
Economic Development Trans-
portation funds tied to two pro-
jects that will locate along First
Street in Port St. Joe.
The grant was made on behalf
of Port City. Shopping Center
which will located at the corner of
First and Highway 98 and one
other unmentioned project. The
board unanimously accepted the
request.
If approved, grant work, will
include widening and resurfacing
of First Street, a turn lane off of
Highway 98, a new stop lightwith
cross walk, stormwater drainage,
and other improvements.
Auditor RFP's
Board members decided to
advertise for request for proposals
to furnish auditing service to the
City of Port St. Joe..Joe. This comes
after the current auditor, Deloitte
& Touche (of Jacksonville), raised
fees and in essence suggested the
city might look elsewhere for the
service.
Commissioner Damon McNair
said during the board's previous
meeting that he wanted to contact
the accounting firm and see what
the problem was. During Tues-
day's meeting, he concurred that
the board should advertise for
RFP's.
Summer Water Rates
Commissioners okayed sum-
mer water rates during the
board's meeting. Persons wishing
to sign up for the program need to
contact City Hall.
Under the guidelines, a resi-
dent's average monthly water use
will be. determined and the sewer
charge will not be added to water
usage beyond those numbers
during the summer months.
Other Business
*Agreed to light the low docks
and entranceway for both fisher-
men at the dock and marina
patrons. Marina manager Richard
Hance had advised the board of a
navigational problem because the
bright lights in the background
were blinding boaters as they
approached the jetties.
*Established new wastewater
treatment plant rates for mem-
bers of the tripartite. The mill will


pay $45,00b per month, Arizona
Chemical Corporatidn $25,000,
and the City of Port St. Joe
$10,000. Any cost over or, under
the $80,000 amount will be pro-
portionately divided between the
three members.
*Decided to advertise for a
%variance request of 12'6" for Greg
Summers. The board attorney has
.suggested the board respecify the
request since there was some-
confusion over the specifications
of the original request.
After several minutes of dis-
cussion with the variance com-
mittee chairman, Charles Tharpe,
the board unanimously voted to6
go ahead with advertisement for
the variance.


Lawrence states she is no
stranger to hard work,and would
like to put both hard work and
her organizational skills to work
for the citizens of Gulf County in
the Office of Supervisor of
Elections.


Knox
(From Page 1)
be11 choir.
She has been involved in
many community and cieic orga-
nizations. For the past two years,
Tonya has served as treasurer for
the Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball
organization. In the past, she has


Phone: 227-1278 or 229-8997


Fax: 227-7212


Knox states that she feels her
education, experience, and
knowledge of the law will be a
great asset to the office of
Supervisor of.Elections.,. .. .
She also states that she has
worked closely with that office for
the past 20 years through her
employment with the Clerk's
Office. They are responsible for
providing lists of convicted felons,
people adjudged to be Incompe-
tent, and return addresses of
jurors.
In the past, she has also
assisted with the absentee bal-
lots, and while living at St. Joe
Beach was available to register
voters who were unable to come
into the office.


If elected. Knox hopes to be
able to open a satellite office in
Wewahitchka. She feels the office
needs to be made available to
both ends of the county.
Her goals are to work hard on
keeping the voters' list updated;
making registration easily acces-
sible, and being available to the
citizens at all times.
She feels her main priority
will be to hold voter drives. Knox
feels ,these ,driyes will enable her
to register voters and update the
voter list by working with the
communities, schools, and senior
organizations.
As a career speaker for the
Gulf County Schools, she feels it
is important to make children
aware of the different job opportu-
nities and "responsibilities. :Knox
plans to continue this by being
involved with the school system
and encouraging the youth to
become involved irin their govern-
ment, register to vote, serve as a
juror, and learn to be a leader.


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PORT ST. JOE 1, RICKARDS 2
'WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15TH
The Port St. Joe Sharks
dropped to 4-8 overall on the sea-
son With Wednesday's 2-1 loss to
Rickards in the Florida High Invi-
tational. Rickards scored one run
in the top of the seventh inning to
break a 1-1 tie, and shut-out the
Sharks in the bottom half of the
Inning for the win.
Ryan Stephens gave up two
earned runs on five hits, and
struck-out three batters in his
seven innings on the mound for
Port St. Joe.
Matt Caswell was two for
three with two singles to lead the
Sharks at the plate. Adam Hamm
had a single and an RBI, while
Koran Peters, Ashley Stephens
and Bryce Thomas each added a
single.
RHS 100 0"00 01-:2.5 0
PSJ 000 0 1 0 0-- 1 6 3
PORT ST. JOE 7, MADISON 4
FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH.
SThe Sharks jumped out to a
* 4-' lead after three innings of play
e.n' route to a 7-4 victory over
Madison County in the Florida
High Invitational.
Adam Hamm threw two shut-
out innings in relief, allowing only
three hits and striking out three
to pick up the win. Steve Lowrey
gave up three earned runs on five
hits', one walk and struck-out one
batter in his five innings on the
inound for the Sharks.
Bryce Thomas was two for
three with two RBI, and Jacob
Tankersley went two for four with
a triple and two RBI to lead Port
St. Joe offensively. Ryan Stephens
had a single and an RBI, while
Matt Caswell and Steve Lowrey
each had a single for the Sharks
(5-8).
MCHSO 1 0 2 10 0---4 8 2
PSJ 1 1 2 2 0 2 x-7 7 2L
PORT ST. JOE 5, CrIPLEY 8
SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH
:* The Sharks couldn't hold on
to a 5-2 lead, as Chipley scored
four runs in thd top of the fourth
inning and two in the fifth for an
8-5 victory in Saturday's match-
up. The Sharks dropped to 5-9 on
the season.
James Daniels gave up seven
earned runs on 11 hits and five
walks to record the loss on the
mound for the ,Sharks. Daniels
struck-out seven batters in his
five innings on the mound. Brad
inos.-struck-ouL.four. and walked
one in his two shut-out innings of
relief.
Nine Port St. Joe players col-
lected one hit each. Ryan
Stephens, triple and an RBI: Steve
Lowrey. double and an RBI; Matt
Caswell, Jacob Tankersley. and

Gulf Rifle Club
to Hold PPC &
FPOA Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly PPC and FPOA bulls-
eye matches on Saturday morn-
ing, March 25. These matches are
restricted to center-fire caliber
handguns and all handgun shoot-
ers are invited to shoot in these
matches. -
SThe PPC match will start at
9:30 and consists of a total of 60
shots fired at distances of 7, 25,
and 50 yards at a man size sil-
houette target. A holster and three
speed-loaders or four magazines
are needed for the match.
The bullseye match will follow
and consists of 60 shots also. The
match is divided into three stages
of firing with 20 shots fired in
stages of slow fire, timed fire, and
rapid fire. Any type of sight is
allowed and no extra speed load-
ers or magazines are necessary for,
this match.
Last Saturday, March 18, the
club held its monthly .22 rimfire
rile benchrest matches. Four sep-
S arate matches were shot. A visit-
ing benchrest shooter from
Lakeland. Lynn Moss, showed the
local shooters how to shoot in the
very windy conditions by winning
all four matches.
i The ARA (American Rimfire
Association) match had 10 entries
and was won by Lynn Moss with a
score of 1650. Al Wackowaski was
second with 1560 and John Dady
was third with 1550.
The sporter IR 50/50 match
had nine shooters and was won
by Moss with a fine score of 243-
6x. Houston Whitfield was second
ivith 220-8x and Tommy Wood
was third with 228-5x. The IR
50/50 matches have possible
scores of 250 points.
The 10.5 pound class IR
50/50 match also had nine shoot-
ers and was won by Moss with a
score of 240-9x. Whitfield was
second with 237-5x and John


bady was third with 230-8x.
The 13.5 pound class IR
50/50 match also had nine
entries and was won by Moss with
a score of 240-6x. Whitfield was
second with 237-5x and Dady
third with 232-6x.


Adam Hamm, single and an RBI;
while Koran Peters, Ashley
Stephens, Bryce Thomas and
James Daniels each added a sin-
gle for the Sharks.
CHS 200 420 0-811 0
PSJ 104 000 0--5 9. 1
PORT ST. JOE 16, SNEADS 3
TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST
The Sharks improved to 6-9
overall on the season with Tues-
day night's 16-3 victory over
Sneads in a run-rule shortened
game. Port St. Joe led 5-1 after
scoring five runs in the bottom of
the first inning. The Sharks put,
the mercy rule in effect when they
sent six runners across the plate.
in the fourth inning to take a 16-
3 lead.


Baxley
(From Page 1)
mate goal to have every eligible'
citizen registered to vote will be
foremost in her operation, accord-
ing to Baxley.
The candidate states she will
attempt to obtain the highest level
of integrity in performing all
duties of the Supervisor of
Electipns at all times.
With a passion for education.
Baxley plans to be involved with
educators and students endeavor-
ing to ensure that tomorrow's cit-
izens are knowledgeable about
the elections process,, anti most
importantly, they are trained and
possess the skills to make wise
choices as they exercise their
most precious right-the right to
vote.
Baxley graduated from
Wewahitchka High School in
1970, attended Tallahassee
Community College, and graduat-
ed from Florida State University.
in 1974 with a B.S. in elementary
education. She has been an edu-
cator at Wewahitchka Elementary
School for the past 25 years.
She has taught all grades and
served as PRIME specialist. In
1984 Baxley was Gulf County
"Teacher of the Year." Currently.
she is the technology instructor
for grades kindergarten through,
six. She feels fortunate to have
received extensive training in edu-
cational technology.
Baxley is a life-long resident
of'Gulf County and the daughter
of the late Floyd Lister and Dori-,
Davis. Lister: -She is --marned to.
Bryan Baxley, a native of Port St.
Joe, who's also a- veteran teacher'
at Wewahitchka Elementary'
where he has taught physical
education for the past 25 years.
They have one son, Joshua,
who is attending Chipola Junior
College, with plans to transfer to
the University of West Florida
next fall.
Baxley attends the Glad
Tidings Assembly of God Church
in Wewahitchka.
If she is fortunate enough to
become an elected official, Baxley
states she will serve Gulf County
and her country proudly as a
gatekeeper for our democracy.


Gortman
(From Page 1)

She has invested a great deal
of time In the community and has
served In various leadership posi-
Lions including vice-president of
the Chamber of Commerce, mem-
ber of the Democratic Executive
Committee, board member of the
Wewa Medical Center, chairman
of the cancer drive, secretary of'
the Northwest Floral Association.
and hostess of the first Tupelo
Festival.
As the campaign gears up,
she promises to inform the public
of her qualifications as she works
hard in .the coming months to
gain the confidence, as well as
votes, of the citizens of Gulf
County.
"I would be honored to serve
and represent you as your county
commissioner for the next four
year term," said Mrs. Gortman in
closing.


Ryan Stephens gave up two
earned runs on five hits and one
walk to pick up the win for the
Sharks. Ryan struck-out three
Pirate batters in his four innings
on the mound. Ashley Stephens
gave up one hit and struck-out
two. batters in his one inning of
relief.
Koran Peters went three for
three with a triple to lead Port St.
Joe at the plate. Steve Lowrey was
two for three with two RBI. and
Matt Caswell was two for three
with an RBI. Ryan Stephens had a
double and three RBI: Ashley
Stephens and Jacob Tankersley
had a single and three RBI: and
Bryce Thomas added a single and
an RBI.
SHS I 1 1 00 -3 6 6
PSJ 5 2 3 6 x -16 112


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2000 PAGE 9A


Gulf County Speedway Lists

Results for Dirt Track Racing


Jonathan Thomas picked up the
win for the Gators.


Wewahitchka's shortstop Brandon Jones makes a throw to first base.
Justin Miller, third baseman, is shown in the foreground.


Gators Put A

On Cottonda
WEWAHITCHKA 15, COTTONDALE 5
MONDAY, MARCH 20TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 5-9 on the season
with Monday night's 15-5 six
inning victory over Cottondale.


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de Monday
The Gators broke open a 2-2 tie
with four runs in the bottom of
the second inning for a 6-2 lead.
Wewahitchka added one run in
the third, and four runs in the
fifth and sixth innings to put the


Sharks Split Games This


Week-Win Two, Lose Two


Racing results for March 18
at the Gulf County Speedway Dirt
Track are as follows:
IMCA Open Wheel
First place was; car #14,
Curtis Galbreath of Panama City;
second, car #07 Calton Jackson;
third, car #22 Tom Galbreath of
Chipley; fourth, car #21, Brian
Bagwell of Panama City; fifth, car
#49, Duane Bates of Fountain;
sixth, car #15, Brett Hanson; and
seventh, car #72, Todd Neheiser.
Super Street
First place was; car #63, Dale
Groves of Tallahassee: second, car
#2M, Wendal Miller; third, car
#28, Greg Walker; fourth, car #55
Duke Stevens: fifth, car #33. Tony
Chandler; sixth, car #69, Wayne
Stevens: seventh, car #75. Jackie
Jetton; and eighth, car #0. John
Weigel*
Hobby
First place was; car #21 Rusty
Hutchinson of Youngstown; sec-
ond, car #25 Donnie Brake; third,
car #66R, Ken Redmon: fourth,
car #24, Tony Price of
Wewahitchka; fifth, car #8, Jeff
Gill; sixth, car #53, Preston
Lefstead; seventh, car #14, Tom
Weigel; and eighth, car #74,
James Paulk of Youngstown.
Modified Vintage
First place was; car #72, Glen
Nehelser of Panama City; second.
car #49, Dune Bates of Fountain;
third, car #43, Capt. Melvin


mercy rule in effect.
Jonathan Thomas (4-1) gave
up three earned runs on seven
hits. and struck-out four batters
to pick up the win on the mound
for the Gators.
"Jonathan is getting better
each time out," said head coach
Grant Grantham.
Chris White, Philip Hall and
Blake Rish each had a double
with two RBI. Justin Miller had a
single' and three RBI, .Wesley
Colvin and Bradley Shavers each
had a single and an RBI, 'and
Brandon Jones added a single for
the Gators.
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fourth, car '#24, Tony Price of,
Wewahitchka; fifth, car #17, Jerry'
Register of Panama City; sixth.
car #5X, Johnny Vickers of
Southport; seventh, car #21 Don
Knight; and eighth, car #6. Toby
Garnett of Blountstown.
Super Bomber
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Stevenson; second, car. #51
Wayne Melvin; third, car # 16.
David McMullon. Jr. of Panamal
City; fourth, car #05, Gerald
Shearer of Port St. Joe; fifth. car
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Panama City; sixth, car #OX,
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to point out the dangers of a less familiar type of poison-
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medicine because the symptoms of an illness appear to be
the same as yours.
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PSJ Track Team Ends Up Third

In Prestigious Bob Hayes Invitational, 147 Schools Participating


This past Saturday the Port
St. Joe boys' track team opened
its 2000 season with a trip to
Jacksonville to compete in the
prestigious Bob Hayes Invitation-
al. In a meet featuring more than
4,000 athletes from 147 schools,
the Sharks finished in third place.
Winning the meet with 56 points
was Miami Jackson, followed by
Atlanta Stephenson with 33
points, and Port St. Joe with 32.
Leading the way for Port St,
Joe was Travis Woullard with first
place finishes in the shot put and
discus. Travis' throw in the shot
put set a new school record of
57'7" and his 159'8" in the discus,
was only six inches from the
school record. Coach Chiles' pole
vaulters finished the scoring wiLth
Josh Todd placing second and
Alex Hernandez finishing fifth.
"We went'to this meet and are
going to the Florida Relays this
week to give our throwers and
vaulters a chance to. compete
against the best," said Coach Ver-
non Eppinette. "Now we must


work to build a group of jumpers,
hurdlers and sprinters for the
relays to reach our goal of winning


the state title. We already know
from early season meets that Tal-
lahassee Maclay has their best


team ever and that we will have to
score the most points at state to
defeat them."


Wewa Dixie Youth Opens Its


Season Saturday
This Saturday, March 25, the kickoff for the new sea
Wewahitchka Dixie Youth League new complekc.
will combine its opening day of the Over the last seven
"2000" baseball season with the the facilities at T. L.
grand opening for the T. L. James undergone a major
Complex. A big day is planned as with help from a gr
a large crowd is expected for this from the state, tl
Wewahitchka, the C
r.-xc o--c--i.~: Board of County Con
S and the Tourist D
Council.
This renovation I
l in a major upgrade
ties, the improvement
ing fields, the additic
t nn al courts,and the buildir
bination concessions
SPRING FISHING press box. The T.
Complex represents
TO U MEfinest facilities of its
Panhandle. and quite
APRI 15TH state.
6 am to 6 pm The Wewahitchka
tm r o League is also emba
Off Shore &8 Inshore one of its most ambiti
Categories yet. Along with the i
Call or come by the Marina of the fields' and the
Sor more information stands, the league is
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ant received will begin at 9:00 a.m. this.
he city of Saturday with ribbon cutting cer-
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missioners, Wewahitchka. Mayor Ray Dickens
developmentt will recognize all those responsi-
ble for making it possible to reno-
has resulted vate and modernize the T. L.,
of the facili- James Complex.
t of the play- Various state and county offi-
On of tennis cials will be given the opportunity
ng of a comrn- to say a word of greeting at this
stand and time during the celebration .
L. James Afterward, the Wewahitchka
one of the Dixie Youth League will introduce.
type in the the different boys' and girls' teams
possibly the set to compete in this first season
of the new millennium. After 'the.
Dixie Youth first pitch is thrown out by differ-,
arking upon ent officials, chicken dinners ($4),.
ious seasons hamburgers, soft drinks, potato
improvement chips, and candies will be on sale.
a concession There will also be programs for
set to be the sale.
Florida Dixie Below is the opening day
under tour- schedule (times approximate):
All players should be at T.
James Park at 8:30 a.m. in uni-
OW form to prepare for opening cere-
OUNDS monies.
4 AVENUE 9:00 until 10:15 a.m. opening
.ceremony and introduction of all
I teams.
10:30 a.m., first game begins.
T-ball, B&B vs Kid's Corner;
minor league, Carpet Country vs
irch 25-26 Preble-Rish; major league, Wewa
5, Sun. 10-4 Bank vs Rich's IGA; and softball,
Trade! Cleckley's vs Taunton Truss.
kCollectable 11:30 a.m., coach pitch,
0/874-2217 Harold's vs VFW. .
12:30 p.m., second games
begin. T-ball Wewa Bank vs B&B;
minor league, D&J Pawn vs
pair Whitfield Timber; major league.
Bush Landclearing vs Dixie
Dandy; and softball, Maxine's vs
Big "B".
1:30 p.m., coach pitch,
Husband Co. vs Emerald Coast,
.27-9696 Invite all your friends and.
ne'- Ups family to go out and watch a great
pair day of baseball and softball.
Which Field
LCnnon Do We Play On?

PORT ST. JOE .-, LIBERTY CO. -

The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
game against Liberty County
Tuesday afternoon was canceled
due to miscommunication. The.
Lady Sharks traveled to Bristol,
and the Lady Bulldogs read their
contract incorrectly and went to
Port St. Joe. The game will be
rescheduled.


Port St. Joe Middle School Lady Sharks
Kneeling, from left, are: Michelle Mathews. Megan Waldrop, Charla Atkins, and Magan T0dd.
Standing in center row (1 to r) are: Amy Sasnett, Caroline Capps, Shanna Collier, Melissa Nixon,
Molly Garrett, Hayley Quintana, Becky Belin, Jenny Hersey, and Danielle Myrick. Standing in rear
(1 to r) are: Coach Chip Garrett, Ashley Sander, Heather Henderson, Anna Salzer, Whitney Nixon,
Coach Daryl Parker, and Coach Ken Chambers.


Middle School Lady Sharks,


Are 8-1 On Season; On A Roll!


The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
softball team is barely halfway
through the 2000 season and are
on a winning streak.,
After beginning the season by
dropping a 2-8 los to Wakulla,
the ladies tightened their cleat
laces and dug in for a win-and
they found one-and it has built
to eight in a row!
In the eight games following
the season opening the 'Lady
Sharks recorded these victories:
18-15, and 6-0 over Sneads: 7-6,
10-8, 18-2, and 7-2 over
Carrabelle; and 14-4 and 7-6 over
Blountstown.
Much of the credit is due to
the leadership role taken on by
Becky Belin who has accumulat-
ed a great 8-1 pitching record

Lady Gators
Shut Out Altha
WEWAHITCHKA 12, ALTHA 0
TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST
Judith Husband tosses a
complete game no-hit shut-out, as
the, Wewahitchka Lady Gators
defeated Altha '12-0 Tuesday in
five innings. Husband (9-2)
struck-out one batter and Walked
one in her five innings 'on the
mound for the Lady Gators.
Wewahitchka scored four
runs in the top of the first inning,
then added two in the second, five
in the third, and one in the fourth
for the win.
Lindsay Miller was two for
three with two RBI, and Christi
Ward went two for.'four with two
RBI to lead the Lady Gators at the
plate. Britney Grice. Brandi Sass-'
er and Judith Husband each had
a single and an RBI. Kristin Jones
had a double, and Krystal Hen-
dricks added a single for
Wewahitchka (10-2).
"Judith pitched a good game
as always," said head coach
Charles Fortner, "She was backed
up by good defensive plays. Offen-
sively, we took advantage of poor
pitching and errors by Altha, and
had some timely hits to put the
game away early."
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from the mound. Also, hurling
good this season for the Lady
Sharks is Shanna Collier.
Performing well on the receiving
end of the toss for the team is.
catcher Haley Quintana.
Throughout the season, the
coaching staff has been pleased
with he improvement of the
team's defense, as well as the
steady improvement and spirit
shown by the younger seventh
grade members of the team. [Their'
enthusiasm is expressed well in
the adjacent photo following the
first win.] :
Leading hitters on the season,
thus far include. Collier, Belin,
Quintana, Melissa Nixon,
Jennifer Hersey, and Molly
Garrett.
Coming off the pair of com-
manding victories over
Blountstown Tuesday night, the
ladies are pumped up to take on
Wakulla again-this time for a


win. The coaches and team invite"
everyone to" go out and. watch;,
them play behind PSJMS today
(Thursday. 23rd) at 4:00 p.m.
The remainder of the season
includes a double-header hosting
2Wewa beginning at 4:30 on the
28th: a double-header at
Blountstown at 3:00 on the 30th:
and a 4:30 game in Wewa on
April 4th.:
The coaches and team would
like to thank the following busi-
nesses and individuals for their
contributions and support of the
team:
Warren Yeager, Alan Gaddis
(The Hidden' Lagoon), Al Conner
(Barrier Dunes Development
Corp.), PSJ Garden Club. Wewa
Bank, Middle School' Booster
Club, Gary White, Sherry
McDowell. Carolyn Witten, Jerry
Kelley. Wanda Nixon, Tonya
Nixon, Jim Belin, Buddy Floore,
and Greg Layfield.


ON THE DIAMONDS ... .
Thurs., March 23 @ 5:30 CT .' .' .. : . WH5 Varsity Girls host FAMU
Thurs., March 25 @ 4:00/6:00 CT . .. WM5 JVN Boys host Port 5t. Joe
Thurs., March 23 @ 5:00/7:00 ET t. ...... P5JH5 JVN Girls at Rutherford
Fri., March 24 @ 4:00 CT . ... ..... WH5 Varsity Boys at Chattahoochee
Fri., March 24 @ 5:00/7:00 ET .. '.... P5JM5 JVN/V Boys host Apalachicola
Mon., March 27 @ 7:00 ET .. ... P5JI5 Junior Varsity Boys host Rutherford
Tues., March 28 @ 4:00/5:30 ET ...... . P5JH5 JVN Girls host Apalachicola,
Tues., March 28 @ 4:00/6:30 CT ..... .... WH5 JVN Boys host Malone
Tues., March 28 @ 5:00'CT........ .... W5 Varsity Girls host Chattahoochee
Thurs., March 30 @ 5:00 CT WII5 Junior Varsity Boys at Carrabelle
Thurs., March 30 @ 4:00/6:00 ET .. ........ 5J5 JV/V Boys at Wakulla
Thurs., March 30 @ 4:00 CT .. WH5 Varsity Girls host Grand Ridge
Frl., March 31 @ 3:00/5:30 CT . .. ... W5 JVN Boys at R. F. Munroe
Fri., March 31 @ 5:00/7:00 ET ...... P5JM5 JVN Boys at Blountstown
Fri., March 31 @ 5:00 CT ........... . .. W5 Varsity Girls host R. F. Munroe
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PAGE


Foundation For Excellent Schools

Becoming the BEST' Port St. Joe High and Havana Northside Schools on the Move


How Does That Go?


Mullet From Heaven?


- by Caroline Hunsley
-. On a sunny, clear Monday
afternoon .in March, Teresa
Thursday, a busy daycare opera-
tor, heard a peculiar thump,
thump, thump in her backyard,
followed by the insistent barking
of. her, dog. "The rabbits must
have gotten out of their cage
again," she thought.
Imagine her surprise as she
walked into the back yard and
found a 12 inch mullet flopping
around in the yard. Teresa 'tried
to put the mullet in a bucket, but
it was too big, so she tossed it into
the empty kiddie pool, and went
.inside to call her next door neigh-
bor, who keeps a small fish pond.
. :.' i i


"Did you lose a fish?" she asked.
The neighbor responded that
he kept only minnows in his
pond, and as far as he knew, he
wasn't missing any. "Are, you
sure?" Teresa asked him again,
still puzzled..
Upon closer inspection, the
mullet proved to have a puncture
wound in its side, about a half
inch in diameter--probably the
diameter of a talon. "An owl or
some other bird must have
dropped it," she said.
Apparently there are times, as
one of our Star employees'
observed, when even birds need
to get a grip.


,i' A!


Talk to Port St. Joe High and
Havana Northside Schools about
what's happened since last fall's
workshop and official launch of
the BEST program in Stowe,
Vermont, and the stories pour
out. Clearly, there's been an ener-
gizing effect.
BEST (Building Excellent
Schools Together) is a three-year
program that involves 15 high
schools from 13 states. Supported
by the Charles Stewart Mott
Foundation and a half-dozen
other funders, BEST is directed by
Foundation for Excellent Schools
(FES), a nonprofit organization
that helps public schools in low-
income communities raise stu-
dent performance.
Havana Northside principal
Sharon Cobb 'said, "We think
we've got a wonderful high school.
With FES's help, we're looking for
ways to take it up another notch,
for our students to see other pos-
sibilities out there."
Chris Earley, principal at Port
St., Joe, joined Cobb's enthusi-
asm, "We want to make our good
school even better. We want to be
the BEST."
At Stowe, the two Florida
BEST teams planned comprehen-
sive programs to improve student
achievement. Both schools looked
at ways to -mprove student per-
formance on state tests, increase
parental involvement, and
encourage a higher percentage of
students to complete high school.
After planning ways to meet their
goals, the teams worked on
strengthening staff support to
Implement the initiatives.
Talking with other schools at
Stowe helped- to further motivate
the team.; Jeff Tortomasi, the prin-
cipal from Beloit Memorial High
School (WI), networked with both
teams. Tortomasi said it's not just
a matter of getting ideas about
what other schools are doing.
Important as that is. There is
open enrollment in Wisconsin, he
said, and local students canr
choose to attend schools other
than Beloit Memorial, "and those
tax dollars follow them."
"But when they come into the
building and see what's going on.
they often wish they were here,"
Tortomasi said. "That's what the
BEST program is. We're going to
make it better and better."


Other schools are also feeling
the excitement. "We had a team
from our high school in Stowe,
and it really lit a spark," said
James H. Carter, the superinten-
dent in Selma, Alabama. 'There'
,was renewed enthusiasm for our
'improvement plan that focuses on
.reading. comprehension, math
problem-soling. and writing.
FES's program directors do one of
the best jobs I've seen yet of get-
ting teachers motivated," Carter
Said.
Already, BEST schools are
seeing improvement. At Port St.
Joe High School, business educa-
tion teacher Martha Weimorts
said they are trying to tame 'The F
lCat," as people pronounce the
acronym for the Florida
Comprehensive Achievement Test.
That state-mandated effort to
+ raise standards has had the unin-
\tentional effect of diluting instruc-
tion so as to concentrate on
S"teaching to the test,", she said.
One BEST effort seeks to make
4 the test less of a crisis for stu-
derits by substituting essay-type
questions for multiple choice and
true-false questions. "We're seeing
gains already on practice tests,"
said Weimorts,
Inter-school networking, an
FES hallmark, helps the 'two
Florida BEST schools. "We had a
summit with Havana, Northside
High (another BEST school). We
had some great dialogue. We're
getting together again in May,"
Weimorts said. Havana -is about
100 miles northeast of Port St.
Joe. These schools gather, or net-
work via the Internet. to look at
educational issues. Not just
grades, but also attendance ,and
S.parental involvement, and ways to
raise funds to help students take
the next step upward.
Sometimes FES-is more of a
.coordinator than a catalyst, help-
ing to organize self-improvement
efforts that have already begun.
Such was the case for West Point
High School in Northeastern
Mississippi. where West Point's
15,000 residents are in an indus-
trial area for the surrounding live-
stock operations of Mississippi's
"Black Prairie." Elizabeth Bailey. a
20-year teacher whose present
duties include AP English and
,psychology. said the district has
-"a first-class grant writer who
iJumped on the BEST application


when it crossed her desk."
Other schools jumped on the
opportunity as well. "More than
100 schools applied to participate
in BEST. We choose those com-
mitted to raising the performance
of every student. We looked for
places in need that were ready to
ascend," said Rick Dalton. "Port
St. Joe and Havana Northside,
with their spirit and commitment,
fit perfectly into the BEST model."
Both Port St. Joe and Havana'
Northside are finding that their
FES-improveinent plans are a
good framework for getting all of
those previous initiatives to work
together rather than become com-
petitive, Cobb said. FES program
directors Rick Dalton and David
Erdmann have worked with the
schools' BEST -team for extended
brainstorming sessions. Now
"everything fits together so well,"
Weimorts said, "We all want the
same thing: more student
achievement."
FES was particularly helpful
in stressing .the importance of
relationships with the surround-
ing community, whether the big
businesses or individual parents.
Both Havana Northside and Port
St. Joe have vibrant community
involvement initiatives that pro-
vide inspiration and opportunities
for all students. Now, through
FES connections, both schools
are planning school/college part-
nerships. And, Cobb and
Weimorts are sure that this will
raise student aspirations, as stu-
dents become more aware of
options open to them.
"Collaboration and network-


ing are key ingredients in the FES
approach," says Rick Dalton. "We
want our schools to share their
successful practices with one
another, to become a support sys-
tem that will ultimately create
centers of excellence to benefit the
entire region." After just three
months, the move has begun.
Other schools participating in
BEST include; Armstrong High
School (VA), Beloit Memorial High
School (WI), El Reno High School
(OK), Garden City 'High School
(KS), Humboldt High School (TN),
Lowville Academy Junior-Senior
High School (NY), Kingstree
Senior High School (SC), Oberlin
High School (OH), Peterburg High
School (VA), Selma High School
(AL), West Point High School (MS),
Winder-Barrow High School (GA),
and Woodsville High School (NH).


SWAT Talent

Search 2000
The Washington Improvement
Group is sponsoring "SWAT
Talent Search 2000" on March
25th at 5:00 p.m. at Washington
High School gym. Any Individuals
or groups who would like to par-
ticipate, please call 229-6847 and
let them know what your talent is.
This is a tobacco-free event and is
open to the public."


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Phyllis Moore, representing Arizona Chemical Corporation,
is shown above presenting a check to Jerry Stokpe, Executive
Director of the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association, Inc.
The donation will be used to pay for 'the insurance for the
upcoming Easter Pageant to be held on Friday, April 14th, in the
Port St. Joe Elementary School auditorium. From left are Vinnie
Mae Boykins, Eddie Giminez, Jerry Stokoe, and Phyllis Moore.



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Benefit White Elephant

.Sale for Humane Society


There will be a benefit white
elephant sale on Saturday, March
25, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The
. sale is to be sponsored by Anchor
Realty 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.


REMINDER


1999 PROPERTY TAXES
DELINQUENT ON APRIL 1

3%" INTEREST WILL BE ADDED TO UNPAID
REAL ESTATE TAXES ON APRIL 1. ADVERTIS-
ING COSTS WILL BE ADDED, ON MAY 1.

1 1/2% INTEREST PER MONTH WILL BE
ADDED TO PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES
BEGINNING APRIL 1. ADVERTISING COSTS
WILL BE ADDED MAY 1.

ALL UNPAID ITEMS WILL BE ADVERTISED
IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER IF PAYMENT IS
NOT RECEIVED BY APRIL 30.


TAX
ALL


31, 2000.

TAX WARRANTS WILL BE ISSUED ON ALL
UNPAID PERSONAL PROPERTY ITEMS PUR-
SUANT TO CHAPTER 197, FLORIDA
STATUTES.
EDA RUTH TAYLOR


TAX COLLECTOR


1TC, MARCH 23, 2000.,


SALE CERTIFICATES WILL BE SOLD ON
UNPAID REAL ESTATE ITEMS ON MAY


PUBLIC
NOTICES
SSealed proposals will be received by the Gulf County
Tourist Development Committee until 5:00 p.m.
E.D.T.. Wednesday, April 5, 2000 in TDC Office,
Room 147, 1000 Cecil G. Costing, Sr. Blvd, Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456 for the following:
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AND
GOVERNMENT EDUCATIONAL CHANNEL
All interested parties should provide 'the following:
Provide technical and administrative services for the
presentation of a public government and education
channel on the Mexico Beach cable system that ser-
vices Highland View, St. Joe Beach, Beacon,Hill to.
the Gulf County line. The successful bidder should
provide all necessary equipment and knowledge to
supply cable ready media and video materials, pro-
vide for the routine maintenance of air time, gener-
ate and administer sponsorships, and provide tech-
nical services to the Gulf County Tourist
Development Committee concerning said channel.
The Tourist Development Committee reserves the
right to reject any and all proposals. All proposals
must be marked on the outside of the envelope as
follows:
RFP # 2000-01
TITLE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
OPENING DATE AND TIME 6:05 P.M.,
E.T./4-06-2000
Questions concerning this proposal can be
addressed to the Gulf County Tourist. Development
Comrmirtee (850) 229-6106 and/or fax (850) 229-
9252
2tc. March 23 and 30, 2000.
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be received in the office of the
City Clerk. 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
until 4:30 p.m., April 18. 2000, for furnishing and
delivering F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida, the following
items:
Bid No. 00-04'
Replace Fire Station Roof or
Alternate bid to Install. Hip Roof
Bid requires site visit (March 28 at 1:00 p.m.) at
which time Specifications and bid documents may
be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 305 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, telephone (850)
'229-8261, Monday through Friday. between 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened and
read at 6:30 p.m., April 18. 2000, in the City
Commission Chambers, City Hall, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd.. Port St. Joe. Florida. The City
reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids,
or to select the Bid felt to be in the best interest of
the City.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis. City Clerk
ltc. March 23, 2000. ,


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hearing, Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 6:10
p.m., E.T. in the County Commissioner's meeting: room at the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St.; Joe, Florida, to consider adoption a resolu-
tion (as required by Gulf County Ordinance 2000-03) with the following
title:

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY_
COMMISISONERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CREATING A SLOW SPEED MINIMUM WAKE
ZONE FOR WATER CRAFT ON A DESIGNATED
PORTION OF THE GULF COUNTY CANAL AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. *

(Copy of proposed resolution on file in Clerk's office)

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN

Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
itc, March 23, 2000




PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hearing, Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 6:05
p.m., E.T. in the County Commissioner's meeting room at .the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, to consider adoption a resolu-
tion (as required by Gulf County Ordinance 2000-03) with the following
title:

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISISONERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CREATING A SLOW SPEED MINIMUM WAKE
ZONE FOR WATER CRAFT IN HOWARD CREEK
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

(Copy of proposed resolution on file in Clerk's office)
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN

Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
i1t, March 23, 2000


Just Adorable!
These three adorable pups,
along with others at the humane
society, are in need of a good
home.
At present, the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society has 19 mixed
breed puppies (some mixed with
collie, retriever, lab, and terrier);
two boxer bull mix (one black and,
one cream and white); one large
sharpei and lab mix; three large
lab and rottweiller mix; one
medium black and' white short-
tailed male. In all the Humane
Society has a total of 40 dogs and
four nice cats which include three
female and one three month old
male.
Remember the White
Elephant Sale at Anchor Realty on
Highway 98, March 25 from 9:00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m., which will
benefit the Humane Society.
The humane society is also in
need of volunteers at the pound. If
you would like to donate some of
your time, please call 227-1103.
For more 'information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
sanblasfl.com/sjbhs.


Littleton Enters
Basic Training
Army Private Maury H.
Littleton, Jr. has entered basic
military training at Fort Jackson,
Columbia, South Carolina.
During the eight weeks, of
training, the soldier will study the
Army mission and will receive
Instruction in drill and cere-
monies, weapons, map reading,
tactics, military courtesy, military
justice, physical fitness, first aid,
Army history and traditions, and
special training in human rela-
tions.
Littleton is the son of Maury
H. Littleton of Port St. Joe, and
brother of Serena C. Spencer of
Panama City.
He is a 1997 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School.


G. C. Cancer Survivors Being

Sought For Relay For Life Event


A request is being sent. out to
cancer survivors in Gulf County to
participate in this year's American
Cancer Society fund-raiser Relay
for Life. A Survivor Walk will take
place at this event on April 14th at
the .Wewahitchka High School
track.
Survivors will be recognized
and honored at the ceremony


beginning at 6:30 p.m., CT. Those
willing to be a part of this event
are asked to call Oscar Redd at,
639-5253 or Phyllis Shipman at
639-2266 or Carolyn Husband at
639-2222.
Luminaries to honor those
who lost their fight with cancer
are on sale for $5 at both Emerald
Coast FCU and the Wewahitchka
State Bank.


CITY OF MEXICO BEACH
PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF THE FULL
COST OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
(IN COMPLIANCE WITH DER 17-708)
YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 1999


-L TOTAL COST
1. Residential:
a. Collection
b. Recycling
c. Disposal
Total. residefitial
2.. Non-Residential:
a-,. Collection
b. Recycling
:,c. Disposal
Total non-residential
Total residential and non-residential

II. COST PER CUSTOMER
1. Residential:
a. Collection
b. Recycling
c. Disposal ,
2. Non-residential:
a. .,Collection.
b. Rec.ling
S c. Dipol '


Direct Indirect Total
Cost Cost Cost


$ 225,618
3,623
0
229,241


$ .9,877
159
1 0,03
10,036


$ 79,271 $ 3,470
1,273 56
0 0
80,544 3,526
$ 309,785 $ 13,562
Number of Cost Per
Customers Customer


1,258
1,258
0
54
54
0


.$ 235,495;'
3,782
0'
239,277
$ 82,741
1,329
0'-
84,070
$ 323,347


$ 187
3
0


1,532
25
0
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Dr. Cloud to Preach at 1st Baptist


Dr. Stephen D. Cloud "of
Robertsdale, Alabama will be
speaking at, the First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe on SuAday,
March 26, at 11:00 a.m., ET.
Dr. Cloud is a 1976 graduate
of Port St Joe High School and is
the son of Charles and Betty
Cloud of Port St. Joe.
Cloud earned a Bachelor of
Arts Degree from the University of
Mobile, a Master of Divinity
Degree with biblical languages
from' Southeastern iBaptist
Theological Seminary in Wake
Forest, North Carolina, and a
Doctor of Ministry Degree frqm
Beeson Divinity School at
Samford University in Birming-
Ham, Alabama.
Dr. Cloud has served various
churches in Alabama as a youth
minister and pastor for nearly
twenty years and is presently the
Administrator/Principal of Faith

Trust Fund Set Up To
Rebuild Burned Church
S ,- On Friday, March 10, the Free
Spirit Communitya. Church,
located on Jarrott Daniels Road,
b;uAned.
A trust fund has been set up
at Emerald Coast Federal Credit
Union for the purpose of rebuild-
ijig the church. Anyone wishing to
contribute to the fund may do so
at any of the Emerald Coast
Federal Credit Union locations.
The trust is set up under "Free
Spirit Community Church."
It was stated by a member of
the church that four-year-old
Nicole Owens who sang often at
the church and took up the offer-
ifigs said, The church burned
and the offering plate burned, but
we can take it up in a cup. It's the
Lord's money." .


Presbyterian Christian School in -
Robertsdale, Alabama."
Cloud, is married to Laura,
and they have four children,
Bryant, Laura Ashley, Annalisa,.
and Joshua.
The -public is invited to go and
attend this special service with
one of Port St. Joe's own.


Community
Gospel Sing
The entire community is
invited to attend this month's
community gospel sing, at Beach'
Baptist Chapel on fSaturday,
March 25, at 7:00 p.m., ET.
The public is urged to go, take
a friend, and worship the Lord
through praise and rejoicing as
the gospel Is shared by making a
joyful noise unto the Lord.I
For more information, you
may call 769-8725..



Men's Day
Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church will be observing
its Annual Men's Day Celebration
on Sunday, March 26th at 11:30
a.m.
Guest speaker will Tbe Elder
Donald Nickson of Body of Christ
Church. Pastor Gathers and con-
gregaton are cordially inviting you
to attend this service. Dinner will
be served.

t Dorhp t h

Curc o Eou


Family 'Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
: &i S.
ntwy. 98
10:30 Sunday Morning Apaolchicola... E W ...PanamaCity
7:00 Wlednesday evening Hy. Reid Ave.
S 71'-7 : Reid Ave.
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family Life Church
Ahema Bible Training Center graduates
S. .WN
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe we.ahchka


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE, LORD
MORNING WORSHIP -11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
SSunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Srudy & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord isgood: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless young!
SPastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Srurdivart ,,Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School ....... ..........9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morniig VWorship ...... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ... .. . 6:30 p.n.
Wednesday ... . .. ; '.. .... 7:00:p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us



First United Meth"dist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ............ ...................... 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)
++ ++ Sunday School 9:45
+ ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


God"s
/Ove
is
higher
than
the
heavens

51


Discover cod.sLov1e!


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

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


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Bishop Charles W. Hancock
Gospel Jamboree
There will be a Gospel
Jamboree on Saturday, March 25,
beginning at 1:30 p.m., CT, at the,
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in
Sam Atkins Park, located one
miles, west of Blountstown off
Highway 20.
Admission is free, donations
are accepted. You are encouraged
to bring lawn chairs.

Note of Thanks
:We wish to thank everyone for
their kindness during the illness
and loss of our mother.
Thank you for the visits, calls,
cards, food and especially your
prayers.
Times like these make us
realize the value of living in a com-
munity such as Port St. Joe.
Your kindness and visits were
deeply needed and appreciated
during this time.
The Family of Fannie
Montgomery: Robert and Cookie
Montgomery. Ann and Tommy
Williams and Eddie Montgomery.

Thank You
The Huckeby family thanks
the Port St. Joe community for
your support and prayers during
this. difficult time of the loss of
Paul- Huckeby, our husband and
father, and your friend.
Your kindness, sympathy,
and love have been a, blessing
which is dearly appreciated. We
thank you for sharing him with,
us.
Betty Huckeby and
Paul Brannon Huckeby II

Special Thank9s
We would like to say a' special
thanks to the wonderful people
who contributed so much .time,
food, flowers, and thoughtfulness,
on the passing of our mother and
sister.
:A very special thanks to the
Honevville Methodist Church for
serving the meals, and Rocky
Comforter for a superb job. May
God bless each and everyone.
The Family of Belle Knowles


First U.M.C.

ToHo4ld Revival
Bishop Charles W. Hancock
(retired) wvill be the guest evange-
"list at Firtt .United Methodist
Church in Port St. Joe, beginning
Sunday, Mar9h 26, at 11;00 a.m.,
ET. flThe revival services will con-
tinue Mdhday, March 27 through
* Wednesday March 29, at 7:00
p.m., ET, each night. The*UMYF
.-will participate in the Sunrday
evening service. A nursery will be
provided.
Bishop Hancock was born'
and reared in Albany, Georgia. He
graduated from Emory University
with a Bachelor of Arts degree. ,
'Chandler School of Theology with
a Master of Divinity degree, and.
awarded an honorary Doctor of
Divinity, degree from LaGrange
College.
Bishop Hancock is married to
Mariam Crawford of Clarkston,
Georgia. Bishop and Mrs.
Hancock have four grown chil-
dren.
Bishop Hancock 'has served
pastorates in various United
Methodist churches in Georgia.
He was district superintendent of
the Columbus district, the
Thomasvllle district, the States-
boro district and the Macon dis-
trict before being elected to the
Episcopacy of the Southeastern
Jurisdictional Conference.
He was a resident bishop of
the Alabama-West Florida
Episcopal area .from 1988 to
1992. He and his wife presently
reside in Macon, Georgia.
Cottage prayer groups will be
meeting at the following homes:
Wednesday, March 22, at 7:00
p.m., ET, Dusty and Carla May,
115 Allen Memorial Way;
Thursday, March 23, at 10:00
a.m., ET, James and Debbie
Tankersley, 1105 Garrison
Avenue; and Friday, March 24 at
7:00 p.m., ET, Don and Judyr
Kosin, 712 Gulf Aire Drive.
Everyone is invited 'to attend
one or all three prayer groups to
pray for the revival and Bishop
Hancock. Attend and be blessed
from the Lord!


Card of Thanks
From the family of Billy
Wayne Kilcrease, of Samson,
Alabama, we would like to thank
everyone for their help and kind-
ness during the search for our
spouse and father. To those of you
who took part in' the search.
thank you for your time, and for
finding our loved one. Your efforts
have enabled our family to bring
closure to this tragedy. '
We would also like to thank
everyone who brought us food and
t-ied to keep us comfortable. Your
acts of caring have touched our
hearts and we pray that God
would bless each of you.
Brenda Kilcrease, Pam Hill, and
Renee Mims


:F 's Ck-Prc zof'tke. ciiaz e:

242o L- n'.i Aeue PortSt. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ......................1. 0 a.m. Give L0O110 le Lord the glory
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 11 a.m. due His name, worship the
Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Lord in the beauty of holiness.


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


Psalm 29:2


Si The frTiedl place to worship!
SFirst Baptist Church

t Mexico' Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
1 4Si"0 Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
odi .''. Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
SIsV e Wednesday 'Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!. ,
Located at 823 N iSrh St NlMe.iu Beach Corner ot 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. 0. Box 758 4 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 .
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


Come and Be Blessed! "
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School .......................................................10 a.m .
Morning Service .................... 1.........................11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ......................... .................... 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & W orship ................................. 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor K


THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2000 PAGE 3B


Ruth McClamma
Ruth McClamma, 71, of St.
Joe Beach, passed away Saturday
night, March 18, in Bay Medical
a Center, following a brief illness. A
native of Jacksonville, she gradu-
4 ated' from nurse training at
Florida State Hospital, and had
been a resident of Gulf County for
the last 40 years, the last 38 at St.
Joe Beach. She worked as a regis-
tered nurse for the Municipal
Hospital for many years.
Survivors include: two chil-
dren, her daughter, Kathryn
Hallman and 'husband Nick of
Pickens, South Carolina: her son,
Henry McClamma and wife Sheila
of'Tallahassee; three grandchil-
dren. Louis T. Brinson. Jr., Susan
McClamma, and Kasey
McClamma; two sisters Rand one
brother.
Memorialization is by crema-
tion. A memorial service will be
held at 2:00 p.m.. ET. Thursday at
Jehu Cemetery. Those that wish
may make donations in her mem-
ory to a favorite charity.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Claudine T. Clark
Funeral services for Claudine
Tiller Clark, 54, of Daytona
Beach, who, died on March 9 in
Ormond Beach, were held on
Wednesday, March 15. at
Tubman-King Community Chu-
rch with the Reverend John T.
.Long, III officiating. Burial was in
the Greenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Clark was. born in Port
St. "Joe,, moving to the Daytona
Beach area In 1968 from
Nashville. Tennessee. She was a
Member of Tubman-King Commu-
nity Church and New Birth


Eastern. Star.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Charles L. Clark and two
daughters, Charleane and Miesha
L. Clark, all of Daytona Beach;
brother, Charles Tiller, Port St.
Joe; brother-in-law, Justice Clark
(Christine), a dedicated caretaker
during her illness; three sisters-
in-law, Mildred' Morris. (Ula) and
Anna Mae Neal (Jacob), all of Ft.
Lauderdale, and Thelma Inman,
of Detroit, Michigan; and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, and
friends.
Chapter of the Order of the


SEEDS
FROM
THE
SOWER'
Michael A. Guido
Metter. Georgia


A young man fell in love with a
girl. After .going together for
some time, he bought a ring to
give her. He was poor, and the
diamond was little.
In tears he said, "I'm sorry,
dear. It's not a'big stone."
"That's o. k.," she replied. "It's
as big as we make it."
How true!
There's always the danger of
substituting things for thought-
fulness, conveniences for com-
panionship, gifts for godliness,
dollars for discipline, lust for
love, advantages of school for
advance in the Scriptures.
Oh. put the Almighty first in
your life arid you'll not be
bothered by alibis and alimony.


"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
dl CHURCH
'J S.xteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship .. .. 10 a.m.
Adult School ... .. ...1I a.m. 7
*Sunday School -I
*Young Children o '
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. .Reid Canieron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


rstst Church

L 102 THIRD STREET PORT St. JOE
S-- Buddy Caswell
SMinister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ....... ..... ....9:45 am
Worship Service ............. ... 11:00 am
S Disciple Training ...... ...... .... 6:00 pm
Evening-Worship ............... .. 7:00 pm
*. Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITH_ BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
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.
SHome of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


I't


Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ............ 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ..........11:00 a.m. Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.


Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's Directorj


Srace Baptist C
BUT THMO5 WHO HOPE IN THEI LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTM. THEY WILL 50AR ON
WINGS5 LIKE EAGLE5.. 15AIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 0o a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2000


S ,From the Staff and Students at




I Gulf County's


Elementary, Middle and High School Education Facilities


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Dr. Bill Truby
t' *.


Shown in the photo above are color guard members Michael
Kennedy, Heather Hayden, Robert Dykes, and Tyler Weimorts.


Color Guard Leads'

Camp Gordon
Johnston Parade
The NJROTC unit is back
from Spring Break and ready to
charge into the last eight weeks of
school. Hopefully, everyone had a
nice vacation from school and- is
ready to work hard for the rest of
the school year.
Four of the cadet corps spent
a day of their vacation participat-
ing in the Camp Gordon Johnston
celebration in Carrabelle on
March I Ith.
Accompanied by Martha
Weimorts, the color guard 'of


State Representative Bev
Kilmer visited WES recently. She
took advantage of the opportuni-
ty to read to and share with
Linda Whitfield's third grade
class., The following are some
reflections written by .the stu-
dents following the visit...
Heather Strange-Last
week Bev Kilmer came to Ms.
Linda Whitfield's third grade
class. First, she read to us
"Cucumber Soup," one of Ms.
Linda's books. Next -she read us a
book she wrote called "Little
Booboo's Magic Touch." It was a
great book!
Last, she let us ask her ques-
tions. One kid in my class asked
her if she was famous or really
famous. I asked her if I failed the
FCAT would I fail third grade. She
said no, so I was glad. So that's
what happened when Bev Kilmer
came.
Chase Duckworth-One day
Beverly Kilmer came to our class-
room and read "Cucumber Soup"
to us. I never read it before, but
now I've heard" about it finally. It
was a funny and good story.
Then, after that, she read a story
that she wrote. And it was called
"Little Booboo's Magic Touch."
Ryan Leaman-Bev Kilmer
read a book to us. She was a good
reader. She read "The Ant Hill." it
was a very good book and "Little
Booboo" was too. I like how she
reads. I really like books. Our
class likes books a lot. Bev Kilmer
read a book to us. She was a good
reader.
Samantha Rich-Bev Kil-
mer is very interesting. She came
in, our classroom once. The whole
class was excited. Mandy
Robbins, Josh Sapp and I,
Samantha Rich, got to sit right
beside her. She read a story
called, "Booboo and the Magic
Touch." I loved it and everybody
else did too;
Ms. Lori Price took a picture
of us three that I told you about
and Bev Kilmer. I got to be in
every single picture, including the
other two. This was all about Bev
Kilmer. We appreciate that she
came.


cadets Heather Hayden, Tyler
Weimorts, Robert Dykes, and
Michael Kennedy led the parade
and took part. in ceremonies hon-
oring the. veterans of that World'
War II training base.
On March 23 at 7 p.m., EST,
there will be. a Booster Club meet-
ing,in the NJROTC classroom at
Port St. Joe High School. All par-
ents and supporters are urged to
attend so we can plan upcoming
fund-raising events.
The Annual Awards Banquet
is scheduled for May 4th. at 7
p.m., EST, in the PSJHS
Commons Area.
Until next time,.
SEMPER FI!!!
Cadet Ensign Julie Faircloth
Public Information Officer


Prom Fashion Show
Port St. Joe High School will
host the annual Prom Fashion
Show in Marion Craig Coliseum
on Friday, March 24th,. from
.10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Interested
persons are invited to attend and
see the latest fashions for juriib6
and senior prom-goers today!



Report Card Pick-Up

For PSJHS Students
Monday Evening at a
Location Near You!
Port St. Joe High School will
have representatives at various
locations .in the community
Monday evening, March 27th,
from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (EST) to
hand out. report cards..
Parents/guardians are asked to
go to the location in their own
community and pick up third ses-
sion report cards.;

This effort is being made in
an attempt to increase parental
involvement on the high school
level. Parents are encouraged to
take advantage of the convenient
pick-up site in their own commu-
nity. h
Locations are as follows:
Highland View-Highland View
Fire Department: Howard Creek-,
Howard Creek Fire Department;
Mexico Beach and Beacon Hill-
Civic Center; St. Joe Beach and
Gulf Aire-St.. Joe Beach Fire
Department; Overstreet-Over-
' street Fire Department.
Port St. Joe/Ward Ridge/Oak
Grove-Port St. Joe High School;
North Port St. Joe-Washington
Teen Center; White City-White
City Fire Department; and
Simmons Bayou/ Cape San
Bias/Indian Pass/ Jones
Homestead-Pic's at Simmons
Bayou.


Wewahitchka Junior/Senior
High School is back at it! We wel-
comed the return of our students,
faculty, and staff on Monday after,
a glorious week of vacation. Most'
made it back in fine shape, while
others showed, evidence of too
much time on the beach. There
wasn't much backslapping to say
the least!
The calendar this spring is
just' jumping- with activities.
Whether we are talking about
academics, .cultural events, or
extracurriculars, WHS is going to
be a busy place.
On Tuesday and Wednesday
of this week there is a History
Fair. Peral Hunter has organized'
this first-time event in an effort to
get students to develop some
thought and application when it
comes to' historical events. The
early results indicate that the.stu-
dents have caught on and have
done a terrific job. The exhibits
are :in the Art Room if you can.
make it down to see them!
This Thursday at 1:25 we will,
be hosting the Rio Grande College
Chorale. This group of young men
and women are touring during
their spring break and Terry
Stryker has set up this opportuni-
ty for us to hear and appreciate
this kind of cultural display.
Since this presentation will be in
the gym, there is plenty of seating
for everyone. Come and join us!
Next Monday, the 27th, our
Academic Team will compete at
Port St. Joe during the initial con-
test for such teams. Melissa
Babb, David Ortiz, Rosanna
Ensley, Lindsey Carter, and Sarah
Grimes are scheduled to repre-
sent us.... .
The Winter Sports Banquet is
also scheduled for the 27th--at
5:30 at the First Methodist
Church. Girls' and boys' basket-
ball teams will be honored.
Next Tuesday, will be the
Spring Fling hosted by the health
department. Rick Bender, former
professional baseball player, will
share his personal story that
includes an appeal to avoid tobac-
co products.
Dottie Hall and Will. Owens
from the eighth grade have been.
selected to attend the grand open-
ing of the Challenge Museum in
Tallahassee. They will get to see
the governor and other luminaries
while. receiving a t-shirt and a
tour of the new facility. '
Just a little look further
ahead; please note that registra-
tion for next' year will begin on
April 10th. (By the way, registra-








News Column

Faith Christian School

Report cards go out today,
March 22, to students in grades
one through eight. We have one
nine week period left of this year
and much to learn and accom-
plish. The Spring Break was a
needed rest before entering the
home stretch.
Tomorrow is a special day for
those students in grades four


.

Shown in the forefront of the photo are Joshua Sapp,
Samantha Rich, Rep. Bev Kilmer, Mandy Robbins, and Linda
Whitfield.


tion for Florida High School is
already underway. This is the
online service for gaining great
educational credits.)
Our "Turn of the Century
Celebration of Learning" will take
*place during the week of April
17th. Remember, Easter Break
begins on April 21, Good Friday.
Sc ool resumes the "following
Tuesday.
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" Eugene
Allen and Drew Hall. "Student of
the Month" was Jason 'Weathers.
All of these students were pre-
sented with a -bundle of goodies
during the morning broadcast of
Wewa TV.
WHS will be going through
the ,SACS five-year renewal
process during the month of
April. We appreciate your support
of our school and any assistance
that might be asked of you during
this review process.
The baseball team is going
great guns. On Monday night,
they defeated Cottoridale 16-6 in.
a mercy-rule victory. The Lady
Gators' softball team continues to
shine. The girls defeated PSJ last
week 4-1 and took on Altha on
Tuesday evening.
The track team keeps on
Improving as many people are
establishing personal bests. The
weightlifting team wraps up its.
season this Wednesday against
Marianna. Ernest Williams is the
only Gator to qualify for the state
competition next month.
The Gator Concert Band went
to state competition last weekend
where they earned rating of "2"
or excellent. We are proud of our
musicians! '' "
Condolences are extended, to
the family of Betty Neel. Our
thoughts and prayers are with
you during your time of mourning
and adjustment.
Report cards will be sent
home on Tuesday the 28th.
Students Will be given the reports
during TAP at the end of the day,
,so parents you can expect them to
come right home!
This is the last nine weeks.
The time will go quickly and best
efforts are necessary. 'Vhile there
will'be summer school this year, it
would be great if attendance was
low. A strong finish may make
that difference!
We extend. a big "Thank You"
to April Andrews who fixed our
:curtain on the stage. Our volun-
teers do wonderful things around
here. How much they are appreci-
ated!

through eight who were super
salespersons in the Christmas
card campaign. We pray for a safe
and enjoyable trip for the group,
which will leave here Friday,
March 23, at 6:15 a.m. for a day
at the Wild Adventure Theme Park
in Valdosta, Georgia.
Nathan and Sarah Spits-
bergen met with students during
Chapel this past week to encour-
age them to consider what special
plans the Lord may have for them.
The Spitsbergens represent
Pensacola Christian College in
Pensacola, and they introduced to
even the youngest students the
importance of 'attending 'college
someday.
Nathan presented a challenge
to all ages to seek and to follow
God's leading for the future. Their
visit and talk was refreshing,
interesting and inspirational.
April will be a busy month at
Faith Christian. It is "Spirit and
Pride Month," so begin thinking of
how to decorate your room and
doors.

Try-Outs for

Cheerleading
Due to conflicting activities at
Port St. Joe High School, cheer-
leading try-outs for the 2000-
2001 school year have been
changed to Friday, April 14th.
Practice sessions will be held each
day in the high school gym begin-
ning on April 3rd.
On the first day of practice
students must bring a signed par-
ent permission form, a completed
physical examination form, and
proof of a 2.00 grade point aver-
age.
Any student interested in try-


1999-2000
Students are reminded they
have five days to turn in a note
after each absence or it will be
counted unexcused.
The Annual Teen Spring
Health Fling will be held Tuesday,
March 28th, in the gym from
11:45 to 1:08.
Our school's Academic Team
is holding a competition on
Monday, March 27th, at 5:30 in
the Media Center. Wakulla, Wewa,'
and Apalach will all be attending.
Everyone is invited to come sup-
port our brain powers as they slug
it out with the competition. ,
The SGA held elections for the
2000-2001 school year and the
results are: ,president, Amber
Davis:' vice-president. John-
Patrick Floyd: secretary, Susan
Medina; treasurer. Jenny, Craig;
senior senators, Bonnie Belin and
Kanssa Thomas: junior senators.
Rachel Geoghagan and Lisa Curry:
and sophomore senators. Susan
Ellmer and Daphne Crosby.
Congratulations guys and gals!
The SGA also attended the
district meeting March 4th in
Graceville. At this meeting, our-
school was elected to the office of
Secretary/Treasurer for District 1.
The yearbook staff is hosting a
talent show on March 30th.
Students will enjoy the show dur-
ing fourth block, while the com-
munity has its turn. at 7 p.m. in
the Commons Area. Money will be
given away as the prize, so stu-
dents get your talent lined up and
ready to show off.
Dustin "Dirty" Crews and
Maclain Howse made our school


ing out for varsity, junior varsity,
or middle school cheerleading
should sign up 'in their school
office prior to the first day of prac-
tice.
For more information, contact-.
Simona Beard at 229-9291
Monday through Friday from 8:00
a.m. until 3:00 p.m. i

PORT
ST.
JOE


-Middle

School News

By: Briilany Crocker


Welcome back. to a new nine
weeks at Port. St. Joe Middle
School! Along with a new nine
weeks, comes a new author, and I
am proud to say that I am it! Even
though it has only been a' few
days back from Spring Break
2000, we have been extra busy.'
We have two new seventh
grade "Students of the Week," so
congratulations to T. C. Woullard
and Johna Pittman-great job!
Also congratss to Lacey
Johnson who came in third in the
track pole vaulters. Go Laceyl You
bettered your own school record
over Spring Break with a vault of
10' 6".
However, a "great shout" goes
out to all the Sharks! Good job!
Attention students, if you are
staying for the- new after-school
tutoring, you should meet in the'
CCC Lab in Room 301 at 2:45.
Another important notice is-if
any students were absent due to
basketball games, please bring in
your tickets and get your planner
stamped.
WOW! The SGA is proud to
announce that the total money
collected for "Pennies for Patients"
is a whopping sum of $1,030.95.
It is important as middle school-
ers to recognize that we can make
a positive impact on our commu-
nity. We are proud of each of you
who so generously gave to this
worthy cause.
Our individual AA winners
are: third place-Mr. White's AA
with $154.39; second place-Mrs.
Knox's AA with $169.92; and first
place, Mr. Adkison's AA with
$183.24.
The thought of the week is:
Help your students find one thing
they do extremely well. And also,
here are some things that' you
probably didn't know: %
1. A duck's quack doesn't echo
and no one knows why.


proud in the recent FBLA competi-
tion. Out of 19 schools, Dirty
placed second in "Introduction to
Business," while.Maclain finished
third in "Introduction to Business
Communications." This qualifies,
them for the state competition in.
Orlando in April. Congratulations!
Report cards will be distrib-
uted to parents at locations,
throughout the community on
Monday evening, March 27th, and,
Gold Cards will be soon to follow
on April 3rd. Check the article .in;
The Star for details on the pick-up;
location near you! ''
The boys' track team began its
season with an impressive start.
This past weekend, it competed inr
the 36th. Annual Bob Hayes
Invitational Track Meet in:
Jacksonville. Overall. the team fin-
ished fourth out of 147 teams.
Travis Woullard topped the
field in the shot put and discus.
His winning throw in the shot put
also landed him a new school'
record. Josh Todd and Alex
Hernandez finished second and
fifth, respectively, in the pold
vault. Good job, men!
The baseball team has a busy
week with games on the 24th
against Apalach and the 30th at
Wakulla. Good luck. guys!
The softball field is sporting"
some new lights this year. So, now
the ladies can duke it out at night
whenever they feel necessary.
They have a game Thursday at
Rutherford and the 28th at home
against Apalach. Go get 'eri,
ladies!
I hope ya'll have a nice week,
and remember when it's raining
outside, things get wet!!


PORT


JOE

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


DOLPHINNEWS

Thank You
A special "Thank You" to the
Tapper Foundation for their grant
of $1,500. The monies will 'be
used to bring cultural enrichment
activities to our school during the
2000-2001 school year. '
General Mills Box Tops

Friday, March 24. is the
deadline to turn in General Mills
box tops. Please send your box
tops to school and 'continue sav-
ing them for our next school year.
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. *
Preschool Screening
Preschool screening will be
held at Port St. Joe Elementaxy
School on Tuesday, April 4, from
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 'p.m. You
must call 229-6940 to make an
appointment.



GuLF COUNTY SCHOOLS .
MARCH 20 24, 2000 .-.
MONDAY-Grilled Chicken "Patty
on Rice, Celery Sticks, Peanut
Butter Cup, Applesauce, Graham
Crackers, and Milk, or Chefs Salad
Meal.
TUESDAY-Cheeseburger. -Maca-
rorii, Greens, Pears in Jello, Roll,
and Milk, or Chefs Salad Meal.
WEDNESDAY-Beef Stew, Tossed
Salad, Peaches, Roll, and Milk 'or
Chefs Salad Meal.
THURSDAY-Coney Dog with Bun,
Hash Brown Patty, Carrot Sticks,
Fresh Orange, Vanilla Pudding, and
Milk, or Chefs Salad Meal.
FRIDAY-Cheese Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks
w/Dressing, and Milk; or Chefs
Salad Meal.
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS'
AND/OR COMMODITIES,

2. John Wilkes Booth's brother
once saved the life of Abraham
Lincoln's. son.
3. The dot over the letter "i" is
called a tittle.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2000 PAGE SB


Tyndall Hosts Gulf Coast Salute 2000


Tyndall Air Force Base will
host its Gulf Coast Salute 2000 on
April 1 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00
p.m. This open house and air
show is open to the public with
free admission and parking.
Headlining this year's show is
the United States Army Golden
Knights Parachute Team. In addi-
tion to- the Golden Knights,
numerous other flying demonstra-


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 22, 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 John Stanley, Jr., Tommy
Knox, Nathan Peters, Jr., and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas: C.
Birmingham, Deputy 'Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Biailding Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond, Building Inspector/Assistant
Planner David Richardson. Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Extension Agent Roy Lee Carter,'
Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffln, Health Department Administra-
tor Doug Kent, Maintenance Superinten-
dent Joe. Bearden. Road Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P.
Administrator Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
I The meeting'was called to order at
6:02 p.m., E.S.T.
Building Official Hammond opened
tlhe'meeting with prayer, and Chairman
Traylor led the Pledge. of Allegiance to the
Flag.
Chairmani'Traylor discussed difficul-
ties' reported to him by 'members of the
public regarding the sound on the televised
broadcast of the Board meeting,' and
requested that all department heads
approach the podium to address or respond
to the Board.
CONSENT AGENDA-Commissioner
Yeager motioned to adopt the Consent
Agenda (as .follows), and Commissioner
Peters seconded.the motion. Upon making
a- .spelling correction (Robertson's to
Robinson's), the motion passed 4-0, with
Commissioner Knox abstaining due to fam-
1ly'involvement (Item #2).
1. Minutes
-February 8, 2000 Regular Meeting
2. Court Order
: Payment to Tonya Knox Court
Reporter (Stone #97-282-CF $488.00
to be paic from Account #61015-
33012)
3 Fill Dirt Easements
-Preston Gibbs (5 Acres)
-Preston Gibbs (600 ft. x 650 ft.)
-Trina Home (5 Acres)
4. Grant Agreement
S-Local Law Ent. Block Grant ($5,268.00)
5 Invoice
-County Attorney Timothy McFarland
0) (January. 2000 S3 555.00 to be paid
fromAccount 1121314-B 100)
-Florida Sheriffs Self-Insurance Fund
9 (#FSM-000055 $3,644.00 to be paid
from Account #2111.1- 45000)
6. Travel
-F.A.C. 2000 Legislauve Day (3/29 *
Tallahassee)
GULF COUNTY TRANSPORTA-
TION/BUDGET AMENDMENT 118-Mlitch
Burke, Gulf County Transportation
Director, appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss the shortfall in funds which his orga-
nization is expenencing. and to request
that the Board assist with funding in the
Non-sponsored Transportation Program.
-After discussionn. Commissioner Peters
motioned to adopt the following budget
amendment in the amount of $3.500 00 to
provide an addiuonal $500 00 per month t.o
Gulf County Transportation for the remain-
der of this fiscal year. Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. '
GENERAL fEUD
BUDGET AMENDMENT .B
EXPENDITURES:
Mental Health:
Non-Sponsored Transp. Disadv.
#51363-34901
Original Budget $2,163.00; Increase
$3,500.00; Decrease $.00; Amended
Budget $5,663.00

Reserve for Contingencies
#99984-95000
Original Budget $222,347.00; Increase
$.00; Decrease '$3,500.00; Amended
Budget $218,847.00 (End)
ROAD PAVING DISTRICT I-Sharon
Barrier, of Dalkeith, appeared before the
Bdard to present a letter she had received
from Commissioner Stanley's attorney, and
she also discussed Commissioner Stanley's
intent to remove Violet Pippin Road from
the 1999 road paving program. She stated
-that he is doing:this'because he has, a per-
Sonal vendetta against her and her family.
Upon discussion by Commissioner Stanley
that he removed Violet Pippin Road and
replaced it with Ganley Road (from the cur-
rent pavement past Johnny Jones' house),
the Board agreed to add Violet Pippin Road
back to list for new construction (to leave
OGAiley Road on as well).
; BEACON HILL PARK COMMITTEE-
Tim Nelson appeared before the Board to
Present a list of proposed members to serve
on the Beacon Hill Park Committee After
j discussion, Commissioner Knox motioned
to appoint these individuals to the commit-
ttee. Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
Rocky Comforter; Fred Erickson;
iBarbara Eells; Paula Boone; Marshall'
Nelson; Tim Nelson; Palace Gandy; Pam
Jones; Herman Jones; Wayne Childers;
Janiece Plotke.
'GULF COUNTY SPEEDWAY NOISE
IREDUCTION-Leon Brannon, owner of
Gulf County Speedway, appeared before the
Board. to discuss the citizens meeting' he
r attended regarding the racetrack ndise, and
he stated that he had agreed to the follow-
ing:
Issue #1a Practice and Racing Times:
SAgreed to' open during the hours of 6:00
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday for practice,.
Said racing time will be from 6:30 p.m. to
i 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
: Issue #2 Dust: Agreed to wet the
Track and access roads as often as neces-
sary to prevent dust from being a nuisance
Sto nearby residents, .
Issue #3 Noise: Reported that racing
mufflers will have little impact on reducing
noise, and stated that he will hire a con-
1 suiting engineer after the first year of oper-
ation to determine what can be done to
suppress the noise.
su e # e4 Community Benefits:
Agreed to hire local citizens to operate the
facility and, for a small fee, will allow local
vendors to comq in and sell items which
will not compete with the concession stand.
I Traffic: Agreed to hire at
least three (3) deputies from the Sheriffs
Department to monitor traffic (Sheriff will


tions are planned. Included in the
lineup are an F-15 demonstration
team from Eglin AFB, the 12th Air
Force A-10 demonstration team
from Davis-Monthan AFB in
Arizona, and fly-bys of a B-24
Liberator, a B-17 Flying Fortress
and the F-117 Stealth Fighter.
Other events for the celebra-
tion include the Red Eagle
Airshow with the custom built


also have personnel monitoring traffic on
County and State Roads leading to and
from the track).
Members of the Board and Extension
Agent Roy Lee Carter discussed that the
community is in' agreement with Mr.
Brannon's responses to the issues, and'
Commissioner Peters thanked Mr. Brannon
for attending this meeting and for his will-
ingness to work with the community.
AGREEMENT GRANT WORKSHOP
ADMINISTRATOR-Chief Administrator
Butler presented a proposed agreement
with Julian Webb & Associates which
would allow Mr. Webb to hold community'
workshops regarding proposed grants for
the new grant cycle (at no cost/does not
require bidding). Chief Administrator.
Butler reported that this would allow Gulf
County to receive an additional 10 points
on grant applications, and it would not
guarantee that Mr. Webb would be the
administrator for the grant applications.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote. the Board agreed to execute this
agreement with .Julian Webb & Associates.
TRUCK DRIVER I MOSQUITO CON-
TROL DEPARTMENT-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that Road .Department
employee Mark Cothran was the only
employee to sign up for the Truck Driver I
position at the Mosquito Control
*Department (there would be no change in
pay, a transfer only). Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this transfer,
effective February 28th.
MASTER MECHANIC MOSQUITO
CONTROL DEPARTMENT-Upon discus-
sion by Chief Administrator Butler.
Commissioner Yeager motioned to set
Jimmy Porter tup to the Master Mechanic
(Step Al position. effective February 28th.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion.r
ard it passed unanimously
MASTER MECHANIC ROAD
DEPARTMENT-Upon discussion by' Chief
Administrator Butler. Commissioner
Stanley motioned to set Greg Pickron up to
the Master Mechanic (Step A) position,
effecUtie February 28th Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
MAINTENANCE MECHANICS MAIN-
TENANCE DEPARTMENT-Chief Adminis-
trator Butler reported that no one signed
up for the Maintenance Mechanic positions
for the Courthouse Maintenance
Department.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS ROAD
DEPARTMENT EXCAVATOR-Chief
Administrator Butler discussed the need to
replace the badger (ditch cleaning machine)
at the Road Deparunent. stating that they,
could use the S28.000.00 budgeted for a
new tractor as a down payment and finance
the new machine for 5 years (they could
buy a new tractor next year). After discus-
sion that the old pieceof equipment could
be used as a backup, Commissioner Peters
motioned to advertise to recenje bids for the
equipment and for financing.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the.
'motion, and it passed unanimously.
HERON BAY SUBDIVISION-Upon
recommendation by Chief Admirunistrator"
Butler. Commissioner Yeager motioned to
approve the final plat of Heron Bay
Subdivision (formerly Sunset Bay
Subdivision). a minor subdivision.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and It passed unanimously.
THE 'DUNES 'SUBDIVISION-Upon
recommendation by Chief Administrator
Butler, Commissioner 'Yeager motioned to
approve the final plat of The Dunes, a
.minor subdivision. Commissioner Stanley
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
THE BLUFF AT SECLUDED DUNES-
Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler, Commissioner Yeager
motioned to approve the final plat of The
Bluff at Secluded Dunes, a minor subdivi-
sion, contingent upon (1) fire hydrants
being put into place and 121 the application
fee being paid again Commissioner Stanley
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
RESOLUTION RURAL INFRA-
STRUCTURE FUND-After discussion' by
Chief Administrator Butler and reading by
Attorney McFarlard Commissioner Yeager
mooned to adopt the following resolution.
Commissioner Stanley" seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION NO. 2000-04
A RESOLUTION OF THE GULF COUN-
TY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SUPPORTING A LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE
TO PROVIDE A DEDICATED REVENUE
SOURCE FOR THE RURAL INFRASTRUC-
TURE. FUND CREATED BY SENATE BILL
1566 OF 1999.
[This resolution. ir its entirety is on
file in the Clerk s Office I
PROPOSED ORDINANCE REGULA-
TION OF MOTOR VESSEL SPEED-Upon
recommendation by Chief Administrator
Butler and discussion by Attorney
McFarland, Commissioner Knox motioned
to advertise to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of an ordinance to allow for
regulation of motor vessel speed on Gulf
County waterways. Commissioner. Yeager
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
EMERALD ISLE DRIVE CAPE SAN
BLAS-Commissioner Yeager discussed
problems on Emerald Isle Drive at Cape
San Blas, stating that there is a possibility
that the road may need to be relocated..
After further discussion, Commissioner
Yeager motioned to approve having a survey
done on the existing roadway (to compare
to the right-of-way accepted by the Board
in the 1950's). Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion, stating that if the survey
will cost more than $500.00; it should be
brought back before the Board. The motion
then passed unanimously.
POST NOTICE TRUCK DRIVER I -
ROAD DEPARTMENT-Upon request by
Road Superintendent Knee, Commissioner
Yeager motioned to post a notice for a
Truck Driver I position at the Road
Department (to replace Mark Cothran, who
will transfer to the Mosquito Control
Department). Commissioner Stanley sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
MAINTENANCE MECHANICS MAIN-
TENANCE DEPARTMENT-Maintenance
Superintendent Bearden reported that no
'one signed up for the Maintenance
Mechanic positions in his department, and
he recommended that the Board hire Bill
Haun and Raymond Hart (current tempo-
rary employees) for these positions effec-
tive February 28th. Upon motion by
Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,


biplane, the North American
Aerobatic Team with their T-6s, a
mock battle by the Army Aviation
Historical Society, and a WWVII
Yak-3 Fighter solo.
By far the loudest and fastest
of the ground events is the Super
Shockwave Jet Truck.
Dubbed "the world's fastest
1957 Chevy pickup truck," it
boasts two Pratt and Whitney tur-


the Board approved this recommendation.
After further discussions that when a tem-
porary employee is hired on a permanent
basis, the date of employment for seniority
purposes goes back to the date first hired
on a temporary basis, Commissioner Yeager
motioned that the date of employment for
these employees be reflected as the day
they were hired on a temporary basis (con-
tingent on approval by Administrator
Wells). Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously. ,
RURAL FIRE PROTECTION
GRANTS-Building Inspector Richardson
presented Rural Fire Protection grant appli-
cation for White City ($1,780.00 for pagers)
and Dalkeith ($4,850.00 for personal pro-
tection equipment and hoses) Fire
Departments, stating that these are 50/50
grants; Upon motion by Commissioner
, Stanley, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board 'approved
these grant applications;
VARIANCE REQUEST JACKSON
(#0232-000R)-Building Official Ham-
mond reported on an incident where a
mobile home company placed a trailer too
close to the road; and stated that the owner
(Ben Jackson, 239 North Williamsburg
Road) has requested that the Board grant
him a variance as he cannot afford to have
the trailer moved. Chairman Traylor passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman Stanley. and
motioned to grant this variance.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously. Chairman
Stanley returned the Chair to
Commissioner Traylor.
Upon Inquiry by members of the
Board. Building Official Hammond and
Health Department Administrator Kent dis-
cussed the need to amend the mobile home
ordinance to allow for penalties against
mobile home companies who fail to follow
the proper procedures when setting up the
mobile homes. The Board requested that
Chief Administrator Butler work on a solu-
tion to this problem.
T. L. JAMES PARK-Building Official
Hammond reported on a discussion he had
with Wewahitchka City Manager Don
Minchew about the "cut" at T. L. James
Park not being done according to code.
WILLIAMSBURG/WEST NORTH
ROAD/APRIL LANE -, NUISANCE COM-
PLAINTS-Upon inquiry, Building Official
Hammond reported that the nuisance com-
plaint letters on (1) West North Road was.
delivered and the 30-day clean-up period
had begun, (2) Williamsburg old church
property had been returned unclaimed, so
the property had been posted, and (3) April
Lane had all been delivered except one, and
one of the letters was sent to TLC who was
listed as the current property owner of the
junkyard area. He stated that they will pro-
ceed with each one as set out in the ordi-
naince.
IN-COUNTY MEDICAL SERVICES-
Health Department Administrator Kent
reported that 73';::. of Gulf County residents
go out-of-county for health care. and he
stated that there is a not-for-prolht group
working to try to enhance medical services
'in Gulf County. He further reported that
the group will hold an open community
meeting at the Beaches Fire Department on
February 29th staung that they will meet
with medical providers at 7:30 a.m.. com-
munity leaders at 12-00 p.m and citizens
at 3:30 p.m.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-
Emergency Mahagement Coordinator
Nelson reported :hat the Gorernor "has
declared this as Hazardous Weather
Awareness Week', and a Statewide Tornado
Exercise will be held on February 23rd to
increase public awareness.
VETERANS NURSING, HOME-
Veterans Service Officer Williams reported
on the site selecuon for the new Veterans
Nursing Home. staung that (according to
the Committeel Bay County will get the
facility because they have more veterans in
that area and because Gulf County's infra-
structure is not strong enough to support
.-this type of facility. Members of the Board
thanked Veterans Sertice Officer Williams
for his diligence in pursuing this matter.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-Upon discus-
sion. Commissioner Yeager motioned for
S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams to attend a
continuing education course in Panama
City on February 29th. Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM DOWN PAY-
MENT ASSISTANCE-S.H.I.P. Administra-
tor Williams reported that the waiting list
for Down Payment Assistance through the
S.H.I.P. Program is substantial, and no'
applications will be taken until further
notice.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM DELINQUEN-
CIES-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley about the "overdue" letters which
he sends to various S.H.I.P. mortgagees,
S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams reported
that the County normally has the 2nd
mortgage and the. holder of the 1st mort-
gage normally forecloses for the amount
owed to them only. He also reported that
the County can file a deficiency lie n on the
property owner, which must be renewed
every 7 years until satisfied.
U.S.D.A. RURAL DEVELOPMENT
LOANS-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley, Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed on letters received from Rural
Development regarding the low-interest
loans for the Administration Building, Port
St. Joe Health Department, and
Wewahitchka Health Department, stating
that although the County does not need the
funds at this time (because these funds
must be bonded), they can request them at
a later date if needed.
CONSENT ORDER SINGLE-MEM-
BER 'ELECTIONS-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley, Clerk Lister report-
ed that the Federal Consent Order could be
recorded in the Official Records in Gulf
County, but he must obtain a certified true
copy of the Order. Attorney McFarland
reported that he could obtain a certified
true copy from the Northern District for a
fee.
ROAD ACCEPTANCE PONDEROSA
PINES-Commissioner Yeager discussed
that the,County has maintained Ponderosa
Pines for several (5-7) years, and he had
received a signed petition from the proper-
ty owners to give the County the road. Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to accept this road.
F.E.M.A./F.I.R.M.-Commissioner
Yeager reported on a letter to be received
from the Federal Emergency MIanagement
Agency requesting that he and Chief
Administrator Butler meet with them in
Atlanta regarding the Flood Insurance
Rating Maps for the Cape San Bias area.


bofan jet engines and will rocket
down the Tyndall runway at more
than 300 miles per hour.
Another key ground event is
the military working dog demon-
stration, where Security Forces
dog handlers will showcase the
abilities of these highly trained
animals.
Many static display aircraft
will be on hand such as the QF-4


Pantom, a T-38 Talon, a T-37, an
EC-130 Hercules, a B-52, a MIG-
23 Flogger. a MU-2, an F- 17, and
of course one of Tyndall's own F-
15 Eagles, and numerous other
displays.
For the kids and young at
heart an "Air Play Arcade" will be
available with push peddle
planes, flight simulators, and
other attractions.
For more information about
the Tyndall Air Force Base Gulf
Coast Salute 2000, call Tyndall's
Public Affairs office,


MINUTES OF THE


GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY


DIXIE YOUTH LEAGUE STATE
TOURNAMENT-Co mm i ssloner Yeager
reported that he had received a telephone
call notifying him that the State
Tournament for the Dixie Youth League (11
& 12 year old age group) will be held in*
Wewahitchka this year, and reque.-ung his.
assistance. He reported that these t.urra-
ments normally cost '$12,000.00-
$14,000.00, and he asked that the pub-
lic/businesses assist them in any way pos-
sible, as this will also bring tax dollars to
Gulf County.
COURTHOUSE ROOF PORT ST.
JOE-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Peters, Chief Administrator Butler reported
that Attorney McFarland is to make contact
with the contractor's insurance company to
determine if they had a pro-rated policy,
etc. Commissioner Yeager discussed the
need to make modUiicauins to the existing
roof structure.
ROBINSON'S CEMETERY ROAD-
Commissioner Peters reported that they are
proceeding ith the permitting process to
reconstruct the road to Robinson's
Cemetery across the wetlands area. and he
requested that Roy Lee Carter meet with
Robert James Baker to discuss negotiations
with the owner of the 2. lots near the
church.,
LOCAL CABLE CHANNEL ST. JOE
BEACH/BEACON HILL/HIGHLAND
VIEW-Commisloiner Knox reported that
MediaCom has agreed to give the County
Channel 53 to serve as a local channel for
'the St..Joe .Beach, Beacon Hill and
Highland View areas,. but a non-pro it orga-
nization must operate the channel. FiHe then
niotioned that the Board allow the Tourist
Development Council to be in charge of
operation of this local channel, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion.
After discussion by Attorney McFarland
that the P.E.G. (public education and gov-
ernment) channels must be administered
by a nut-for-profit organization ard that
the Tourist Development Council would
accept bids for actual operation of the
channel, the motion passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no. *
SEWER SYSTEM GRANT ST. JOE
BEACH, BEACON HILL, HIGHLAND
SVIEW-Commissioner Knox reported that
the grant application for a sewer system for
the Highland View, St. Joe Beach and
Beacon Hill areas has passed through the
selection committee and Aill be forwarded
to theLegislature for possible funding. He
reported that if the grant is approved.
hook-up to the system will not be mandato-
ry until the pre-existing septuc system fails
TEEN SPRING HEALTH FAIR/BUD-
GET AMENDMENT-Upon discussion by
Chairman Tradior about the annual Teen
Spring Health Fair, Commissioner 'Peters
mouoned to amend the General Fund bud-
get (as followsl to provide a donation t:, the
Health Department for this project.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
moon, and it passed unanimously
BUDGET AMENDMENT N9
GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
County Health Department-
Teen Spring Health Fair
142562-81003
Onginal Budget S.00: Increase S2.000 00:
Decrease S.00. Amended Budget S2.000 00

Reserve for Conungencies
ff99984-95000
Original Budget $218,,847.00; Increase
$.00: Decrease $2,000.00; Amended
Budget S216.S47.00 (End)
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
CLAIMS-Chairman Traylor discussed the
*high number of worker's' comp claims
which are filed -by the County (creating an
extremely- high worker's comp insurance
billing. stating that II the rates continue to
increase. the County may have to cut back
on employee benefits to pay the premiums.
He further reported that Chief
Administrator Butler is to request a meet-
ing with the Insurance Representative
regarding this matter.
GOVERNMENT-C om missioner
Traylor discussed his displeasure in "too
much government. staung that he had
recendy learned that ciuzens of Australia
and Canada no longer have the right to
bear arms.
FORMER ROAD SUPERINTEN-
DENT-Chairman Tra)lor reported that he
had seen former Road Superintendent Bob
Lester, and he is thoroughly enjoying retire-
ment.
BEACH RESTORATION FUNDS/
HURRICANES EARL & GEORGES-Upon
discussion by Chief Admriinstrator Butler
that the draft letter requesting beach
restoration funds must be submitted to the
Department of Environmental Protection by
March ist, Commissioner Yeager motioned
to submit the letter. requesung that a por-
tionUof the funds be used for transect work
on St Joseph Peninsula and the remainder
on the berm project Commissioner Stanle%
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Knox, Barbara Eells reported that she has
no specific knowledge of berms, creating
problems for the turtles.
MECHANIC ROAD DEPARTMENT-
Chairman Traylor discussed the -need for a
mechanic at the Road Department, and
requested that the Board hire Steven Shiver
(who had applied during the last process).
Upon inquiry, Road Superintendent Knee
Reported that Mr. Shiver is the applicant
who did not show up for the interview, stat-
ing that Mr. Shiver was working out-of-
town and did not know about it. He also
stated that Mr. Shiver came in after the last
Board. meeting to inquire about the Job, and
was inter,-ewed at that time by Greg
Pickron. Upon Inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley, Road .Superintendent Knee report-
ed that the other applicant, Michael Kemp,
had-no experience working on heavy equip-
ment. Commissioner Peters then motioned
to re-advertise this position, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion.,
', Chairman Traylor requested that the
Mosquito Control, Department send a
mechanic to the Road Department to assist
them until a mechanic Is hired. The motion
then passed unanimously.
There being no further business arid
Supon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:03 p.m., E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 25, 2000
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special


session .viLn the following members pre-
sent Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan
Peters, Jr.. and Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
(entered at 3:28 p.m.). John Stanley, Jr. was absent>.
Others present were: Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy.
Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Building Official/
Assistant Planner Michael Hammond,
Emergency, Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson Maintenance Superinten-
dent Joe Bearden. Road Superintendent
Bobby Knee. Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford. Veterans Serice Ollicer/ S.H.I.P.
Administrator B'o Williams and Sheriffs
Department Captain -Joe.Nugent.
The meeting tas called to order' at
3 23 p.m ES T.
ROAD DEPARTMENT/MOSQUITO
CONTROL DEPARTMENT SALARIES-
After discussion, Commissioners Peters
motioned that the salary increases for "set-
ups" fur Greg Pickron IRoad Department)
and Jimmy Porter IMosquito Control
Department) to Master Mechanic posiuons
be effective February 2.3, 2000 instead of
February 28, 2000. Commissioner Knox
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (3-0'
BUDGET AMENDMENT/SHERIFF'S
DEPARTMENT SALARIES-Upon discus-
sion that the Sherutif has requested'addi-
tional funds to increase the pay for several
of his employees up to. $8.00 per -hour,
Commissioner Peters motioned to amend
the General Fund budget (as follows) to
.provide this funding to the Sheriff.
Commissioner Knox _seconded the motion.
and it passed unanimously (3-0).
GENERAL FUND
BUDGET AMENDMENT SilO
EXPENDITURES
Law Enf,:,rcementr
Law Enforcement
#31021-00000
'Original Budget' $.00: Increase S7.965.00:
Decrease S 00: Amended Budget 87,965.00
Reserves: .
Reserve fIr Coruntences '
199984-95000
Original Budget $216,84.7.00; Increase
$.00; Decrease $7,965.00; Amended
Budget $208,882.00 .
meeting at 3 25 p m E S.T >
VARIANCE PETE PLANT (.03850-
OOOR)-Commissioner Knc. reported on a
letter received from Pete Pylant. .which
states that he will mo:ie his building to
another location on his property and will no
longer need the iananc:e. Mr Pylani also
reported in his letter that his neighbor.
Jerry Sal\o. has a fence which encroaches
on his property and he would like for the
fence to be removed
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COM-
MITTEE/RESOLUTION-Kenny Wood
IChairman of the Economic Detelopment
Comnmttee) and Diane Scholz (Director of
the Chamber of Commerce) appeared
before the Board to present a proposed res-
olution regarding alternate routes for U.S.
Highway 9t for ti-eir approval. After discus.
sion that Section 5 should be removed,
Commi-ssioner Peters moutoned to adopt the
following resol,,uti.n later removal of
Section 5). Commissioner Yeager seconded
the mouon and. after further discussion
about alle' latng traffic in the Highland
View area, the motion passed unanimously
(4-0).
RESOLUTION NO 2000-05
IThis resoluuon in its entirety, is on
file in the Clerk's Office I
Commissioner Peters then motioned
to adjourn, and Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion. Upon discussion,
Conmiim.jonrer Yeager v.ithdrew his second
and Commissioner Peters withdrew his
motion
ROAD DEPARTMENT SALARIES-
Upion recommendation by ,.Chief
Administrator Butler. Commissioner Yeager
motioned to increa-.e the pay for Bobby
Knee (new, Rc'ad Superintendent) to 8 17.50
per hour and' for Louie Flowers (new
Assistant Road Superintendent) to $16.50
per hour, effective February 11., 2000.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,.
and it passed unanimously (4-0).
There beinr, no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous (4-01 \ote the meeting did' then
adjourn at 3 48 p m E S.T.
BILLY E TRAYLOR. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST BENNYIi C LISTER. CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 25, 2000
WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of County
Cornml-.sioner, met this date in workshop
session, with the following members pre-
' sent:, Chairman Billy E. Trayloi and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan
Peters, Jr., and Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
absent>.
Others present were: Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy
Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wlbberg, Building
Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond,' Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Maintenance
Superintendent Joe. Bearden, Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, Veterans' Service
Officer/ S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams,
and Sheriffs Department Captain Joe
Nugent.
The workshop was called to order at
3:52 p.m., E.S.T.
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION-
Sherry Stone, C.R.M. of Bay Walk-In
Clinics, appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss the County's high number of worker's
comp claims. She reviewed ways in which
the County can reduce the number of
claims (pre-employment/post-employment
questionnaires, etc.), stating that the most
important thing the County can do at this
time is to hire a Human Resources Officer.
4:06 pm.> After further discussion by Ms.
Stone and members of the Board regarding
actions the employer should take upon
injuries occurring (drug/alcohol testing,
light-duty jobs, etc.), the Board agreed that
they need to pursue hiring a Human
Resources Officer as soon as possible.
There being no further business, the
workshop did then adjourn at 4:41 p.m.,
E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK


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these batches of concentrate for-
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not have reached high enough
temperatures to ensure sterility.
Extensive testing done by Nestle
confirmed no problem with these
batches. However, Nestle is recall-
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Taylor Raises Hand

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BLIC NOTIC ES
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Curtis A. Pifkter,
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 on 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
Stephasile 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 the front Lobby of
theGulfCountyCourthdue eat 1100. AM EST.
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: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc March 2, 9, 16., and 23. 2000;. "
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 MI-. located at 1600 Red .
Barber Plaza. Tallahassee. FL
31c, March 9, 16 and 23..2000
'ACCEPTING BIDS
The Wewahitchka State Bank will be acceputing bids
(II 1996 Chevy Sdverado Truck
11) 1995 Ford Aerostar Van
SBothare located at the main office In Wewahltchka..
Will accept bids through March 24th
We reserve the night to refuse any and all bids
(850) 639.2222
3tc. March 9. 16. and 23. 2000 ...

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
: .: CASE NO. 00-21-CP
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
HOWARD C LACEY
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ESTATE
The domlciliary administration of the estate of
HOWARD C LACEY. deceased. Case No 00-21-CP.
sla pending In the Circuit Counrt for Gulf County.
Florida. Probate Division. the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G Costin. Sr
Boulevard. Pon St Joe Flonrida. 32456 The name
and address of the domiciliary personal represent.'
tive and that personal representative s attorney are
set forth below
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT-
All creditors of the decedent and other per.
sons having claim or demands against decedent's
S. estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with.
In three monLhs after the date of the first publication
of Lhi. notice must file their cldaus with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the estate of
the decedent must file their clamuns with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of the first publication of this Nouce
is March 16. 2000
.'I/ LESLIE R LACEY
DOMICILIARY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
,', THOMAS S GIBSON
RISH. GIBSON & SCHOLZ PA
206 E FOURTH STREET
P 0 BOX 39
PORT ST JOE. FL 32457
(8501 229-8211
FL BAR NO 0350583
2tc. March 16 and 23. 2000


IN THE COUNTY COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
TREASURE SHORES LTD.
A Flonda Lumed Partnership.
Plaintiff.


vs.
JOHNNY C.:BRYANT..,
Delend ani


Case No.: 99-25 CC


NOTICE E SALE.
NOTICE Is given that pursuant to a Final'
Judgment dated MARCH I. 2000. In Case No 99-
25 CC of the County Counrt of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit In and for Gulf County. Floridai in
which MAJOR DEVELOPMENT. LTD. is the Plaintiff
and JOHNNY C BRYANT is the Defendant. I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front
steps of the Courthouse in Gulf County. Florida,. on
APRIL 16. 2000 alI 1I100 a m. the following
described property set forth in the Final Judgment.
Commencing at a concrete monument
ma-rking the Northeast Corner of Lot I.
Block "A". Treasure Bay Unit One. as per
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page
S32 Public Records of Gulf County. Flonrida:
S thence S9' 917 15 E. 6842 feel to a point
on the Easterly R'W line of County Road
No 30. said R/W being 66 00 feel in width:
thence along said Easterly R/VW line as fol
lows N 15' 27 30' E. 2581 40 feet to the
point of curvature of a curve to the left. said
curve having a central angle of 5" 58' 35"
and a radius of 3852 83 feet' thence
Northeasierl. along the arc of said curve for
401 88 feel. said arc having a chord bearing
and distance of N 12' 28 12 5" E. 41 70 feet
to the point of tangency of said curve
thence N 9' 28 55 E. 2113 74 feet for the
Point of Beginning: thence conunue N 9 28
55- E. 2 1 13 74 lee l for. the Polnt of
Beginning thence continue N 91 28' 55" E.
101 18 feet. thence leaving said R..W line S
894 17 15- W. 21781 feel to the Pont of
Beginning Being located in Section 12.
Township 9 South. Range I I West. Gulf
County. Flonrida Also known as Lot 13 of
Treasure Bay. Unit 11I. unrecorded
DATED this 6TH day of MARCH 2000
Gulf County Clerk of County Coun rt
SBY /s. Barbara Downs
Deputy Clerk
2Mc March 16 and 23. 2000

NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Nouce is hereby given that the City of Port St Joe s
primary election will be held Tuesday. May 9. 2000.
in the Fire Staton Polls open at 7 00 AM EDT,
and close at 7 00 P M EDT
Reglstrauon Books open at the omce of Cora Sue
Robinson. Gull' County Supervisor of Elections
March 15 2000 and will remain open through April
10,2000.
"Candidate Qualifying Period" begins April 12.2000
at 12 00 noon and ends April 19. 2000 at 12 00
noon for persons wishing to tile as candidates for the
following offices,
COMMISSIONER, GROUP III
COMMISSIONER, GROUP IV
Filing forms are available in the Supervisor of
Electons Office. Gulf County Courthouse
Absentee Ballots may be requested following the
Candidate Qualificaon Deadline (Apnril 20 00).
Completed Absentee Ballots must be received in the
Supervisor of Elections' Office by 7:00 P.M.. EDT,
the day of election.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis .
City Auditor-Clerk
2tc, March 16 and 23. 2000.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-11
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration Interested in providing the following
.goods/service: ;
1,000 Gallons FyFanon (Malathlon),
,Premium Grade, Minimum 95% ULV.
(GLCW Method). Deodorised CA8 No.:


121-75-5
Bid price to Include delivery to Gulf County
Mosquito Control Department. 1001 Tenth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. and the delivery date must
be specified. Liquidated damages of $25.00 per day,
will be assessed for each day goods remain undeliv-
ered.
Additional information can be obtained from the
Gulf County Mosquito Control Department, 1001
Tenth Street. Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone (850)
227-1401/ Fax (850) 229-9521.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Monday, March 27, 2000
at 5:00 p.m.. E.S.T., at the Office 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 16 and 23, 2000.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-12
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration interested in providing the following
goods/service:
2000 Full-Size Pickup
4 x 2 Short-wheel Base
V6 Engine, 4.3 Liter or greater
Automatic Overdrive Transmission
Factory Air Conditioning
AM/FM Clock/Radio
Rear Step-up Bumper
Power Steering
Power Brakes
Plus Other Standard Equipment
Bid price to include delivery, and the delivery date
must be specified. Liquidated damages of $25.00 per
day will be assessed for each day goods remain
undelivered.
Additional information can be obtained from the
Gulf County Solid Waste Department, 1001 Tenth
Street. Port St. Joe, FL 32456. ,Phone (850) 227-
3696/Fax (850) 229-9521.,
Please Indicate cn the envelope that k-is is a.
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER
Bids %ill be receiver unul Monday. March 27, 2000
at 5 00 p m E S T. at ithe Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court 1000 CecilG 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: /is/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc, March..16 and 23. 2000.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
'BID NO. 9900-13'
The Gulf County Board of Count Corrmnm-.;loners
will receive bide from any person. companin or Cr.
porauon interested in purcha ing the folloring
described equipment
1978 GMC Van
r(Termis and Conditions are available from
,'.-the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court)
'Phone (850) 229-6113/Fax (850) 229-617.4
The vehicle can be inspected at the White City Fire
Department
Please indicate on 'the envelope thal this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER
Bids will be received ur ul Monday. March 27 2000,
at 5 00 p m. E S T. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G C.stin Sr Bhd 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
Ane.t s / Benny C Lister Clerk
2lc, March 16 and 23 2000 '


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 00-98-CA
J. P. NORTON.
Petitioner.
vs.
0. B. STUCKEY, if living, and if dead,
then to his unknown heirs at law,
legatees, devisees or grantees, and
RUTH MURPHY STUCKEY, if living,
and if dead, then to her unknown heirs
at law, legatees, devisees or grantees,
Respondents.
/ .
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: 0 B STUCKEY. if lih-r. and iI dead then
to hi; urikn.:.'Tr heirs 4 t la'w legate<
detsees or grantees "nvnoe last kn.)wn.T
adidre ; "a.;
6566 High,- -y lI':I Bal.'r FL 32531
RLrTH iIMURPH'Y FICKEY 1 Ilhr.ig and if
dead hiren to ner urnkrn.r. :" heir, at law
leitree der .r- p or Crantees A'hose a1si
kri.:r-n aoares, '.v3
E566 Highwma5 169N BAker FL 32531
" RE: B'e gning a! the Northeast Corner of L.) 25
In Block "A Beat, Subdli'son of W'hit
Cit as recorded in thie Office .1 the Clerk ,if
the Circuit C:.urt Guif Cont s Flrindi In
Flat Book I. pag e 23. there e rur, N33"30E '
for 60 feer e thence run N66-30' lor -45M
feet for Point of Beginning fr,-rm aid Point
of Beginning run P N66 301 alr.g Ngorth
ltoundar of, fea Avrru lCo 75 li-ei
thence ruIn N23'330E for 110 eerl ti' th
Southiret Corner of G B Shelllel] proper'-
ty. thence run S66'30E along the South
boundary of'G. B shelfield propern for 75

feet: thence run S23:i30'W lor I 0 Iet l u the
SPoint of Beginning, being In Section 11.
Township 7 South, Range 10 West.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action-
to quiet title to the above described property has'
been filed ,hajriist o .u and >tu, are required io ser- e
a 'i,3p: ,,." nour vrntren, .lelfen-es I1" anN\ 10 THOMAS
S GIBSON .:.f Rj5H. GIBSCori & SCHOLZ PA
Peulonrr. a ttorne). hoe- addre, i- 206 E. 4th
Street P O B,.o 39 Port St Joe FL32457. on or
before April 30. 2000 and lile the onginml with the "
Clerk of thii Court either before service on
Penuorers attorney or immediately thereaVier. or a
default rill be' entered mgunst you Ior ithe relief
demanded in the complaint ,.,r peution
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
the 14 day of March, 2000.
BENNY C. LISTER
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
4tc. March 23 and 30 and April 6 and 13, 2000.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-14
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration interested in providing the following
goods/service:
One (1) 2000 Ford XLT.Chassis Type
I Ambulance, with an installed 35a
Ferno Stretcher
Bid price to include delivery, and' the delivery date
mu't be specied Liquidatr-d damages olf 25 O0 per
day %ill be assessed ior each day ,oodi remain
undelivered.,
Adduor al inlormaurnn can be obtained from Gull
County E M S Director Share MrGulfin, at 1000
'Cecil G Cosun. Sr Bild Pnr St Joe FL 32456,
Phone 16501 229 BsJ2 r Fax 18501 227 3862..
Please indicate on the envelope that this i, a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER
Bids -ill be received urul Monday April 10. 2000 at
5:00pm .EDTr ai the Offic-.:,L theClerk oLCircuJit
Court 1000 Cecil G Co-un Sr BI.d Room 148
Fort St Joe. FL 32456
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
'bids. .


S Cppe 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



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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA .
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C.,lster, Clerk
2tc, March 23 and 30, 2000.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-15
The Gulf County Boara of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration interested in providing the following
goods/service:
One (1) New Flatbed Truck.
Bid price to include delivery, and thle delivery date
must be specified. Liquidated damages of $25.00 per
day will be assessed for each day goods remain
undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained from the Gulf
County Clerk's Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone
(850) 229-6113 / Fax (850) 229-6174.-
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID i r.d include the BID NUMBER
BIds will t.e rceci-ed anul Moradi,' Apnl 10. 2.'Oi, at
5 '>:i pm E D T a the Cl'iie oi Lne Clerk olCirtuit'
Curt un lu0 Ceci G Cu.sur. Sr Bhld R.-.om 148.
Fonrt t Joe FL 32456
The B,,.ad re-er.e the t right ic. reject an nd illA
bids
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E ir:.ilor. Charming
Attesi 'Br 6,nn\ C Liier Clerk
2tc, 1i3-in 23 and 30 20",)

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID #9900-16
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration interested in providing the following:
Financing For Flat Bed Dump Truck
Amount t.: be Iinarncd I- 54) 000 00 to 45 000 00
with 5 annual pTmerie't
Deliver3 date muit bt.- ,pecifned
Pkase indicirte ron the crnvelo.pe that ihii 'is a
SEALED BID lh- BiD NLIP.IBER and ha ithe BID is '
for.
Any questions regarding this bid-can be directed to
the Gulf County Chief Administrator's Office at (850)
229-6111. Bids will be received until Monday. April'
10, 2000 at 5:00 p.m., E D T. at the Office of the
Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil C Coiin. Sr Blud Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The Board reeners 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 23 and 30. 2000.




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DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP.


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, AU1743
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1994 Chevy S-10 P/U; ext. cab, 4WD,
A/C, CD player, cruise, 5SP, exc. cond.,
asking $8,500, 648-5735. 2tc 3/23
]992 Jeep Cherokee, 4 door, all power,
cruise, $4,900, 639-9000. 3tc 3/23
'96 Dodge. Ram 4x4 truck for sale by
owner. All the extras. Great truck for
pulling boat, trailer, etc. Call R. Downs,
647-8049. 2tp 3/16
SEIZED from $500, sport, luxury &
economy cars, trucks, 4x4's, utility'&
more. For current listings, call 1-800-
311-5048, ext. 2421. 4tp 3/16
'94 Suburban, new tires, runs & looks
good, 3 seats, grey int. w/white ext.,
$14,000. Call 227-3412 or 229-8997,
ask for Bill. tfc 2/10
1990 Suzuki DR650, Dualsport/
Enduro Motorcycle. Hwy miles, adult
owned, great cond., never taken off-
road. Priced for quick sale at $1,800
OBO. 229-6278. 4tp 3/9





1997 SeaCat 23' for sale or trade.
Loaded. Twin 140 Suzuki w/ext. war-
ranties. T-top, live well, electronics,
trailer. 648-4365. tfc 3/23

15' flatbottom alum. boat, '96 25HP
Evinrude, low hburs, elec. start, SS
prop., 271b thrust trolling motor, drive-
on trailer, $2,200, 639-3609. Itc 3/23
75ft. 1974 shrimp boat, Lady Caline,
steel, 343 catapillar, 271 generator, 6.. 1
clutch, all electronics. Boat in Apalach-
icola. Mark Crosby, 850-670-8070.2tp3/23


*. 35ft. fiberglass shrimp boat, fully
rigged, radar, etc. Ready to use..
* $19,900. Call 850-653-2565. 4tp 3/23
1993 Key West, 17 1/2 ft. walk thru
windshield, 115HP Mercury, stereo,
VHF, bottom machine, drive on trailer,
Call 229-8403. 4tp 3/16
KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-bailing, sta-
ble, safe and FUNI 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfc 2/3


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


House and Business for Rent: 41st St.,
Mexico Beach. For more info., call Susy,
850-648-3090 or 850-668-7212.4tc 3/23
FOR RENT: House at 1780 Grouper
Ave., Highland View, 2BR/1BA, 229-
6825, No pets, dep. required. 4tp 3/23
FOR RENT: Trailer at 118 Narvaez St.,
St. Joe Beach, 2BR/1BA, C/A, 229-
6825, No pets, dep. required. 4tp 3/23
2BR House in Howards Creek for rent,
fenced in yard. 850-256-0484. 2tc 3/23
For Rent: Gulf Aire executive 3BR/2BA
townhouse, garage, screened porch,
pool, tennis court, private beach,
* $750/mo. Call 647-8760. 4tp 3/23



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


Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
tfc 3/2


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Corner of DeSoto & Americus
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Home: 647-5106

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April 15-December 15, furn. 1BR
mobile home suitable for 2 adults, no
smoking, no pets, washer/dryer, water,
garbage, $400/mo + utilities & sec. dep.
Call 647-9812. ltc 3/23
For Rent: 3BR apartment in Port St.
Joe, 907 Long Ave. Very Nice, 1200 sq.
ft., W/D connections. Contact Pruden-
tial Resort Realty, 227-2000 tfc 3/23
For Rent: 3BR apartment in Port St.
Joe, 905 Long Ave. Very nice., 1200 sq
ft., W/D connections. Contact Pruden-
tial Resort Realty, 227-2000 tfc 3/23
For Rent: 443 Angel Fish St.; Highland
View, 2BR/2BA Mobile Home, $350/mo
w/$350 dep. Call Prudential .Resort
Realty, 227-2000. tfc 3/23
Large, newly re-done 2BR/1BA apart-
ment for rent. Washer/dryer hook up,
$500/mo. Call 647-2570. 2tp 3/16
For Rent with Option to Buy, 1472
Pleasant Rest Rd., 2BR trailer, furn. Bill
Carr, Sr., 229-6061 or 229-6961. 2t,3/~i
Spacious 1BR/IBA duplex for rent in
Beacon Hill. $350/mo., w/$200 dep.
Call 648-9572. 4tc 3/9
House for rent in Wewahitchka. Newly
remodeled 2BR/1BA, laundry rm.,
30x15 enclosed back porch. New A/C &
heat unit, new rugs, paint & screen
30x20 storage shed, no pets. $430/mo.
w/$430 sec. dep., Call 227-3511. tfc 3/9
Nice 3BR/2BA, 14x70 Mobile Home for
rent in nice, quiet park, $400/mo., plus
dep., Call 648-5476. tfc 3/9
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court, St.
Joe Beach. No pets, 1 blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. tfc 2/3


1 & 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. tfc 2/3
Apartments/Homes for Rent: 1 to 2 3
BR apartments, duplexes, and homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn.& unfur-
nished. Call Parker Realty at 850-648-
5777 for more info. tfc 2/3


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 Blas 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. 1BR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc 2/3
Quaint building, clean, small. easy to
decorate, ideal for small. weddings,
recep. dinners. Great rates. For info.,
call 227-1776. tfc 2/3


Dead Lakes: RV/mobile home lots for
rent, $80/ mo, includes water & sewer.
Call 850-639-5721. 8tc 2/17
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch; carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer. & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
eSmall 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 2/3

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MINI STORAGE
Ofc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL

229-6200


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

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



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


Garage Sale: Sat., March 25, 8-2, Port
St. Joe Garden Club, 216 8th St.,
spring plant and bake sale. Itc 3/23
Yard Sale: 323 Coronado St., Sat. 3/25,
8-1. Rain Cancels. Itc 3/23
Yard Sale: To benefit St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society, Sat., Mar. 25, 9:00-til,
6260 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach. Many
items avail.: furn., linens, kitchen, elec-
tronics, & baby items. Door prizes (new
items), hotdogs & cokes. Itc 3/23
Yard Sale: Sat., Mar. 25, 8-12pm, Lots
of everything: books, baskets, clothing
misc household items, hunting items,
114 Westcott Circle. Rain or shine. ,is/23
4 Family Yard Sale: Sat., Mar. 25, 8-till,
526 9th St. Girls size 10 jeans and
dresses. Baby/toddler boys clothes and
toys. Antique teapots. Furn., lots more.
Itp 3/23
Garage Sale: Sat. and Sun., March 25-
26, 7:00-3:00 to benefit Mexico BIeach
Volunteer Fire Department at Mexico
Beach City Hall, 118 N. 14th St., Bake.
Sale & Hamburgers for Sale. 2tc 3/16
Yard .Sale: Sat. March 25, 8:00-Noon,
505 Nautilus Drive, SeaShores subdivi-
sion, St. Joe Beach, Rain or shine. t3/23s





Burger King now hiring dayshift
cashiers and night porters. Must be
available weekends. Background check
is required. 2tp 3/23
Textile Machine Operator wanted.
Must have good sense of color.
Apalachicola, 653-8747. Itp 3/23
Handicapped Couple needs help in
home with housekeeping and cooking.
If interested, call 227-1791. 2tc 3/23
FT 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 & enjoy working with
the public. Please mail or fax resumes
to Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, P.O.
Box 123, Mexico Beach, FL 32410. FAX
#: 850-648-5779. E-MAIL ADDRESS:
PARKERREALTY@DIGITALEXP.COM
uc 3/9


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Applications now being accepted at Fish
House Restaurant for: Waltstaff, bar-
tender, dishwasher, cook, prep cook.
Must be 18 yrs. age. tfc 3/2
North Florida Head Start is seeking two
(2) Care-givers for South Gulf County's
Early Head Start program. Applicants
should be 23 years or older, have a high
school diploma or GED, and must have
an infant and Toddler CDA and have or
hold the ability to obtain a Florida CDL.
.Childcare experience is preferred. All
care-givers must be warm and loving
and to be able to establish and maintain
a safe, healthy learning environment.
Must be able to support social and emo-
tional development and to provide posi-
tive guidance. Must be able to establish
a positive and productive relationship
with the families. Must possess a valid
Florida Driver License and be able to lift
20 to 30 pounds. Must enroll in the
upcoming semester at a Junior College
in the Associate Degree program of
Early Childhood Development. Resumes
should be mailed to North Florida Head
Start, Attn: Lois Byrd, PO Box 988,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or faxed to
(850) 639-4173. Closing Date: March
23, 2000. Itc 3/23
Production Workers needed. Excellent
wages and benefits. Applications will be
accepted at plant office between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST
Tuesday-Friday, March 28-March 31,
2000. Bring references and picture I.D.
Two positions open. Premier Chemicals,
State Road 382 North, Port St. Joe,
E.O.E. and A.A. Employer. ltc 3/23
Housekeepers needed for Mexico Beach
and Cape San Bias areas. Weekend
work required. Must have transporta-
tion. Apply in person at Fantasy
Properties, Mexico Beach Dr., or
Simmons Bayou office, 648-5146. f3/23
House Keeping Inspector, seasonal
work, Indian. Pass-Cape San Blas,
weekend work required. Reliable and
dependable person with own trans-
portation. Fantasy Properties, Simmons
Bayou Office. Apply in person or call
227-2511. tfc 3/16

St. Patrick's Seafood Market is seeking
Seafood Market Worker. Deal w/pub-
lic, making change. Some heavy lifting
involved, 850-229-8070. Apply in per-
son at 405 Woodward Ave. 2tc 3/16
Help Wanted at Slice & Ice, Hwy 98,
Mexico Beach. Must be 18 yrs. old.
Driver's license is a plus. Please apply
ih person. uc 2/24


SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph is cur-
rently seeking CNA's for daily patient
care. Requires current state certifica-
tion & a high school diploma. We offer
flexible scheduling & a comprehensive
benefits package, including 'childcare,
tuition reimbursement & a liberal paid
time off policy. Apply to H.R. Dept., 220
9th St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. tfc 3/2
Fish House Workers needed at Water
Street Seafood. Also need a CDL Driver.
Call 850-653-8902. 2tc 3/9
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. tfc 2/24
Cashier needed, Full-time help. Call
Tammy at 229-8775 at Cape Trading
Post. tfc 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. Traditional wor-
ship senice at Ist United MeLhodlst
Church of Mex. Bch. If interested,
please call church office at 648-8820. If
no answer, leave message & phone
number. tfc 3/2
Driver. $10.5.0/hr. Time and one half
over 40. Local service person for port-
able toilet route. Must have class A or B
CDL license w/good driving record.
Must be dependable w/good work histo-.
ry. Insurance, uniforms, benefits and
401K provided. Great opportunity for
right person willing to work. Apply in
person at Hall Septic Tank Senrvice,
3634 Hwy 231, Panama City. tfc 3/2
Needed. Full-time Lic. Real -Estate
Salesperson Call Barbara Harmon at
850-648-5767. 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


TRADESan SRV


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559


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

* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *industrial
A & R Fence,
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047

Locally
Owned '/ .



\? ?Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
SFlea Coitrol Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites'
specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products


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


BOB'S PAINT 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
BaltzeUl Ave. Phone 227-7229


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

'/ MINI-STORAGE \



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


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
-Major Appliance, Air Condition &.Electrical Repairs

DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
RA0043378 ER0007623


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


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


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

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


C. J..'s Lawn
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.
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
229-8631



Steve Brant's


ROOFING

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

229-6326

Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
# c 3/2


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

a Phone(850)

- -25 YersExpdeince 229-6859
tf 3/2
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Fine


Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
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 FL UCENSE ER0010992, RA1154218


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LOST: Set of keys at 10th Street T-Ball
field. If found, please call 229-2404 or
648-9500. Itc 3/23





For Sale: 25 ft. scamper travel trailer,
$5,000 firm. Excellent condition. Call
850-647-9812. Itc 3/23
1997 Pace 6x12 enclosed utility trailer,
3 doors, light inside & out, 110 & 112V,
like new, $1,900. Call 639-3609. ltc 3/23
Free, "Non-Denominational" Eight
Lesson Bibld Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Christian and
nothing else! Send your name and
address to: Bible Study. PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or Email your
request to Wewachurch@aol.com i.s/m
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfc 3/23
19" color T.V.; cable ready, $85 OBO.
Call 229-6366. Itc 3/23
Strawberries for Sale: You pick.
Sweatmore Ranch. Call for directions.
850-722-4819. *6tc 3/23
Natural Wicker Entertainments, Exc.
Cond.,.$100. Call 850-647-8746 after
6:00 p.m. I tc 3/23
Good used appliances: gas dryer $125;
elec. stove $125; elec. dryer $50; dish-
washer $100 or $135 installed; refrig.
$130 no ice maker; refrig. $150 w/ice
maker; refrig. $100 no Ice maker. Call
647-5113. ltp 3/23
Lap Top Computer, Dell Pentium 100,
color, sound; modem, 4 hr. battery,
Windows 95, works good, $425. 850-
653-1001. ltc 3/23.
Dining room table w/2 armed chairs, 2
side chairs, almond color w/shell
designed backs, 6 mos. old, $325. 850-
653-1001. ltc 3/23
Computer for Sale: 486 DX-4-100 mini
tower w/soundblaster, CD Rom, color
monitor, keyboard, mouse, Windows 95
& more, $300 OBO. Other misc. com-
puter parts, drives, videocards, con-
trollers, RAM, 486 CPU's & more. 850-
653-1Q01. ltc 3/23
Washer/dryer for Sale. Best offer. Call
647-5201. ltc 3/23


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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2000


MISCLLANEOUS MOBIL V'EHOE S REA[lESAT-R I1A IESATV RE ALESTATE PUBLIC N-nOTICE


Gina the Clown.
Available for birthday parties.
Magic, face painting, balloons & games.
Party room for rent at Slice and Ice,
Mexico Beach. Party room includes clown
show, pizza, drinks and ice cream.
No fuss No muss. Call 850-648-4772.
4tp


Funiture Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
lk2/3




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




House for Sale: 2015 Marvin Ave., 3BR/
2BA, hrdwd floors, 11ft. ceiling, privacy
fence, sprinkler sys., many extras.- By
appt. only, $135,000. 229-8806. 4tc 3/23
For Sale or Rent: 2, and 3BR mobile
homes AND Lots in Highland View. Call
647-9358. tfc 3/23
For For Sale by Owner: 1 1/2 acres on
Palmetto Dr., Overstreet. Cleared, cen-
tipede grass, 1050 gal. septic tank, 400'
well w/pump & tank. and a 200 amp
power pole. For info.: 648-5094. 4tp 3/16


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
"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. tfe 2/,24 -
For GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY
FAST. Call Kevin Welch, Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-648-4995. 52tp 2/17
1/2 acre Lot & 12'x60' mobile home
for sale on Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd.
In Overstreet, $29.000. 229-6961 uc 2,3


* 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
House for Sale by Owner, 1302 Palm
Blvd., 2BR/1BA, 1200sf, comer lot,
hardwd floors, new CH/A, siding, win-
dows, paint, garage/workshop, move in
cond., $79,900. .850-227-9391. tfc2/17
3BR/2BA home at 1211 Palm Blvd.
Approx. 1600sf. w/huge master ste.
Front and back screened porch, fenced
yard on comer lot. Please call your local
realtor for more details, ,r. 2/10
For Sale: nice, 3BR/2BA. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. Asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 3/2
House For Sale By Owner: 4BR/2BA.
fenced yard. boat shed. 1703 Garrison
Ave. S85.000. 850-229-8474. fc 2/3


Lots for sale in PSJ. 4 lots corner of
Palm Blvd.& 19th St. high & dry, no fill
needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227-
2112 day or 229-8409 night. tfc 3/2
BUILDINGS FOR SALE
219 Reid Avenue 60' x 90'
(5400 SQ FT),
Williams Street 30' x 85'
(2550 SQ FT)-
850-227-1429 -




Wanted: Trailer with 2 or 3 axles, not
to run on highway, up to $700. Call'
850-229-6383 after 7 p.m. 2tp 3/16
WANTED: Used 4-wheeler in good
cond. Call Eric at 229-8997 or 229-
6864.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks
announces a DEP Advisory Group meeting to which
all persons are Invited.
ATE
ANH TIME: Wednesday. March 29. 2000. 9:00 AM:
(EST) ":
PLACE Gulf County Courthouse ,.
County Commissioners Board Room
1000 Cecil G. Costin. Senior Boulevard'
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
PURPOSE: To discuss the current management
plan for T. H. Stone Memorial St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park with the
DEP Advisory Group. Special accom-,
modaUons for persons uih diEabling
conditions should be requested in writ-
ing at lea.t 48 hours In advance of this
meeting. Any request for special
accommodations can be made by wril.
ing to the Departmem of
Environmental ProtecUon. Dminlon of
Recreation and Parks, District 1
Administration. 4620 State Park Lane
Panama City, Florida 32408. '
ltc. March 23. 2000.,

Say 'bu Saw It In 'he Sta,r!-


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I.C. ntrrses 20 Reid A.ue
Pori St .oe, Fl. 32456
V 850-227-9414
fP \ Fax 229-6041

S-" *' RadioShacks
S:. ., Aulhorized Sales Center


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MARY KAY
MARGARET PRESSWOOD
inaepenaeni Beauty Consullont
58 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach. FL
850-648-4896


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

5SMR


PROESIONAL
PRESSURE WASHING'
Keep Your Investment Looking
Clean & Newl!
Mildew Removal
Quality Work Reasonable Prices
Commercial Residential
Fully Insured
From Small to Big Jobs, We Have the
Experience 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
Pagenr. 1-877-831-7769


SLIPCOVERS
BY
IRENE
40 WamExpeenwe (SO) S27-276



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


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



Independent Sales
SRepresentative,
S 21 Allen Memorial Way
AVO11 (850) 229-6460

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

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


THE CABINET SHOPPE

JEFOWELLBOVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Fax 648-8752

-r PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
p (850) 229-6460
hil Collier Residential Contractor
tc 10/7 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199

Hanging Baskels Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Salt-Tolerant Ornamentals
Grounds Covers & MucIh More!

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

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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



S 0Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
t ...

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! 9
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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WORKS!! ASK OUR ADVERTISERS!!
CALL 227-1278 TO PLACE YOURS!!


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

*Transmission Servie' Owner. David Goinous
*Oil Chaqges'Engine Overhouls
GAINOUS AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE:
Complete Automotive Services
643 Dolphin St., Highland View
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone (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 brands
Work # 647-5113
Mobile # 227-51i2


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


Coastal Service


COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES
Dealer for Frigidaire U FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A While leM Bras1 91 Cm t
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
RA0o6S562 .- 7 .
229-6907 .or 227-5373


SRe. J Plumbing
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL
Insured Ralph & Ruthie Jamerson 24 Hour
130 N. Christopher Robin Rd. Service
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
LIC. #RF0067111
Home: 850-639-4723 Mobile: 850-819-5784

Willard's Appliance Repair CAROL DIXON
Emergency Service Available Independent Beauty Consultant
Willard Richards, Owner 10.5 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe, FL
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V. 850-2271568
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8485 MARY KAY

Gulf Coast Screen Printing


T-Shirts/Caps/Posters/ueci
32 Years Experier
107 N 30th Slreet Unit-C
P.O. Box 13530
Mexico Beach, FL 32410


als/AUlo Tags
nce
850-648-5167
Bob LaPlante/Owner


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


Lawn Maintenance
Odd Jobs


Ron Westmark
850-229-8334
Locally Licensed & Insured


House Cleaning.
Shopping


tfc 2/24



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


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STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner

I / Interior & Exterior Plastering
SSmooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
from. Plus many architectural designs
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Softfice: (850) 229-8588
mobile: (850) 227-5424

1 QUALITY STUCCO WORK




WINDOW, 6i DOOBI

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

CALL 639-2942 OR 227-5986 ANYTIME
PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR
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Types Of Campaign
Material And We Do ,It
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Mize Plumbing, GIass & Suppbl, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAi AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RG051008, ERO011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

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


Wilson's Spring Home Check Up
Port St. Joe, FL-227-1651 ,
Tallahassee, FL-668-1548

Home check ups are essential
to identify problems resulting from
weather damage and normal aging :

We serve Gulf and Franklin Counties '
Available 7 days a week
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