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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 30, 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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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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USPS 518-880
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR, NUMBER 31


S The Star On Line at hllp:/wu,'w.StarFL.com
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2000


Bender Speaks at Teen
Spring Health Fling 2000
Story & Photos on Page 7A
Amnesty Day Successful!
Details on Page 7A
St. Joe Bay Buffer Preserve
Discussed at Meeting-Page I B
Wewa Dixie League Hosted
Day of Baseball & Softball
Scenes From the Day on Page 1 OA
Law Enforcement Activities
City & County on Page 8A
School Happenings See 4B
SPORTS!! Pages 10-12A
Worship Opportunities
Abound Where? See Page 3B


Obituaries


Pages 7A, 28 & 38


Mike Lynch has announced
his intent to seek the office of Gulf
County Tax Collector. He Is a life-
long resident of Gulf County.
Lynch graduated from Port
St. Joe High School in 1981 and
afterward was employed with St.
Joe Paper Company, Mill
Division, working in the Power
Department for 15 years.
,After leaving the paper com-
pany, Lynch and his wife Sherrie
owned and operated the Western
Auto store for five years, where
his management skills carried it
through the toughest times Gulf
County has ever experienced.
Lynch is presently enrolled in
Gulf Coast Communjty College
*' ",where he is finishing his business
degree.
He is the son of William (Bill)
and Virginia Lynch of Port St. Joe.
His wife Sherrie is the grand-
daughter of the late Theo and


Karen Arde King announces


Karen King


10th Tpelo Festival Sat.


Daylong Activity Planned at Lake Alice Park


For the tenth consecutive
year, Wewahitchka will be host to
the Annual Tupelo Festival this
Saturday, April 1st, from 9:30
a.m. till 9:30 p.m., CT.
The big event will be held at
Lake Alice Park, just off Highway
71 in beautiful downtown
Wewahitchka.
Visitors can sample some of
that world famous, delicious, seen
in the movie "Ulee's Gold" tupelo
honey!
Tupelo honey is the best
honey in the world, bar none. .
it's known around the globe for
that delicate sweet flavor and
other special characteristics,
such as not crystallizing (or gran-
ulating). One taste and you'll be
hooked!
But, tupelo honey will be just


,one of the drawing cards at this something for everyone.
year's festival which features There will be entertainment


Myrtle Bishop ot Port St. Joe and
has,,a' brother, Mike Huggins. of
(See LYNCH on Page 3A) -


Watching the tupelo honey bees busily at work from


Mike Lynch


Jerry Barnes
Barnes Seeks

County Comm.
Dist. 5 Position
Jerry Barnes has announced
his intent to seek the office of
County Commissioner, District
Five.
He is presently serving as a
Port St. Joe City Commissioner..,
Barnes believes that his experi-
ence gained while serving as city
,commissioner has helped equip,
him to serve the people of District
(See BARNES on Page 3A)


ye


Several recommendations
from the Gulf County Planning
and Development Review Board
(PDRB) drew most of the attention
during Tuesday evening commis-
sion meeting.
','- The PDRB meets regularly to
review such things as variance
requests, map amendments, sub-
division requests, and other
building and planning requests.
The group of private residents
applies the county's rules and.
regulations to the requests that
make new binding recommenda-
tions to the board to deny or grant
the requests. -
Most times, those issues get a
rubber stamp of approval from
the board. But, Tuesday's
requests didn't quite work out
that way. Commissioner Warren
Yeager pulled the PDRB recom-
mendations from the consent
agenda and brought them up
individually later in the meeting.


Census 2000 is more than
simply a questionnaire, it is a
. form that, when filled out, can
give those capable of major deci-
sions information that will impact
the local community as well as
national matters.
During the last census, in
1990, 4,000 Gulf county residents
neglected to complete census
forms. This oversightresulted in a
loss of over $60 million. in state
and federal funding during the
past decade. These funds could
potentially be used to determine if
neighborhoods need new schools
and which areas'need greater ser-.
vices for the elderly. The census'
statistics also can help locate new
businesses in the county that
might bring job opportunities.
Households should receive
their census questionnaires about
a week before Census Day, April
1st, which is the deadline for
responding. The form is simple
and the questions are straightfor-
.ward.
An accurate count is of dire
importance. The public is greatly
encouraged to take the time to
complete and return the Census
2000 form,
Assistance is available at the
Wewahitchka Volunteer Fire
Department, 117 N. ,Second
Street, Wewahitchka, Thursday
and Friday, from 5:00 until 9:00
p.m. and the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center, 12 Library Drive,
Port St. Joe, Thursday and Fri-
day, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00
p.m. Questions should be directed
to Marshall Nelson at 229-9111 or
639-5069.


The first matter concerned a
variance request for =2,500
square feet to be constructed
underneath (ground level) a
house locatedin a "V" flood zone.
This portion of the lo're under
construction was not permitted
by the county, and the review
board noted it could not be per-
mitted because of flood zone
restrictions.
The home belongs to Sam B.-
Pollock and Dale Piergiovanni is
the contractor. County Chief
Administrator Don Butler and
Building Inspector Michael
Hammond acknowledged that the
county had made a small mistake
by accidentally permitting 37
square feet more than the allowed
(100 sf) enclosure under the
home.
Butler explained that error
would have to be explained to
FEMA, but compounding the
problem by allowing an additional
.variance when no building permit
was obtained for the 2,500 square


Group 3 City
Commission Seat
John Reeves, a resident of
Port St. Joe since 1979, has
announced his intentions to seek
the office of Port St. Joe City
Commissioner, Group 3.
Reeves believes the leadership
skills he has developed serving
the former paper mill workers and
the years of service to his
community will be valuable as a
city commissioner.
'The creation of new jobs in
Port St. Joe will be my number
one priority when elected to the
city commission," Reeves stated.
"I will work tirelessly with my
fellow city commissioners, Gulf
County commissioners, Economic
Development Committee, and the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce to recruit good paying
Jobs for the residents of our
community. I will make this the
only campaign promise of my
campaign-and that is to work
hard to bring good jobs to our
town," he stressed.
Reeves has volunteered, been
appointed to, or been elected by
his peers to serve in the following
positions over the years:
*member of First Baptist Church
in Port St. Joe;
*past member of Port St. Joe
Parks Commission (was instru-
mental in acquiring $45,000 in
state grant money to light the
Dixie Youth baseball field and
build the batting cage);
(See REEVES on Page 3A)


ages 12 and under, off the banks
of Lake Alice.
Honey surely won't be the
only food item available either.
Several food vendors will be on
hand to offer an assortment of
specialities. Arts and crafts
booths will also be set up
throughout the park.
Among the live entertain-
ment will be "White Sands
Panhandle Band" which has
been honored three times as the
Flprida State Champion Blue
Grass Band.
An antique car show and var-
ious other activities will be going
on throughout the course of the
day-long event.
So, make plans now to
attend the 10th Annual Tupelo
Festival. You'll be able to savor
some delicious local dishes,
admire the art and other wares,
enjoy the foot-tapping tunes,
sample some of the world's finest
honey, and just have an all-
around good time.


foot addition could cause FEMA
to frown upon the county's move.
and possibly jeopardize or hurt
the county's national flood insur-
ance status.
Piergiovanni noted the confu-
sion was caused because permits
received from the Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
which didn't address the county's
issue with FEMA. He also said the
property was actually at a higher
Elevation than the "V" flood zone,
and that should not be an issue.
The.board agreed to allow the
property owner time to seek
approval from FEMA for a Letter
of Map Amendment (LOMA) which
would change the flood zone for
the property and allow the struc-
ture to legally be permitted.
Dunes Subdivision
The next, variance request
concerned Cape Horn Road on St.
Joseph Peninsula. A prospective
property owner wishing to pur-
(See VARIANCE on Page 3A)


Horton Seeks

Re-Election to
City Commission
David Horton announces his
candidacy for re-election for City
Commissioner, Group 4, in the
upcoming Port St. Joe races. He
has served the city as commis-
sioner for one term and is seeking
to continue in that capacity.
He was reared in Port St. Joe
and White City and has lived in
Port St. Joe the past 30 years.
Horton served in the U.S. Army, is
a Vietnam War veteran, and has
been employed by Apalachicola
Northern Railroad for 32 years.
Horton is an active member of
Long Avenue Baptist Church. He
has served the community by vol-
(See HORTON on Page 10A)


her candidacy for the office of
Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections.
She was born in Port St. Joe
and has lived most of her life in
Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach.
King is the mother of Kendall
Hicks who is in the seventh grade
at Port St. Joe Middle School.
They are members of the First
United Methodist Church in Port
St. Joe.
King is the daughter of Dr.
Robert and Janet King, who have
lived and worked in Gulf County
for over 50 years.
The candidate pledges to
operate an efficient and friendly
office if elected.
"I will appreciate your vote
and support... thank you," says
King.


McLemore States Intent for

District 1 Commission Seat


Carmen McLemore has
announced, his intent to run for
Gulf County Commissioner for
District 1. McLemore stated he is
eager to run for a position that
represents the district where he
,was born and has lived all of his
life.
o McLemore graduated in 1970
from Wewahitchka High' School.
He is currently employed with the
Department of Corrections and
has been for the past 10 years.
The candidate is an active
member of the Dalkeith Volunteer
Fire Department and a member of
the Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue squad.
He has been married 29 years
to the former Peggy Wiley. They
have one son, Christopher "Spike"
McLemore who is married to the,
former April Weeks of
Wewahitchka. They have one
daughter, Destiny.
McLemore says, "Gulf County
faces some difficult decisions and
we need good proven leadership
as we move forward in Gulf


II'


Carmen McLemore
County."
He feels he can give good
leadership and is willing to do so.
He pledges to work hard to build
a desirable future for Gulf
(See McLEMORE on Page 3A)


Clint Moore

Moore Plunges
Into District Five
Commission Race
Clint Moore, a lifelong resi-
dent of the Port St. Joe area, has
announced his plans to enter the
Gulf County Commission, District
Five race this week.
Moore currently resides in
Jones Homestead. He attended
Port St. Joe Elementary School
and graduated from Port St. Joe
High School in 1974. He then
attended Gulf Coast Community
College in 1975 and Chipola Jr.
College in 1976.
Moore has been married to
his wife, Susie, for 19 years and
(See MOORE on Page 8A)


t.


Lynch States Intent to

Run for Tax Collector


a "safe" perspective.


Variance Requests Create


Stir At GC Board Meeting


King Is GC Supervisor

Of Elections Candidate


Sat., April 1st Is

Census Day 2000 Reeves To Seek


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The Star


PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2000:


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Editorial by Willie Ramsey, Editor


We Better Keep



Our Heads Up

There has been much progress made over the past two years
to bring an organized economic development plan to Gulf County.
We've witnessed a virtual transformation from fragmentation to
a pretty well organized team effort between county and city gov-
ernments, as well as community leaders and existing businesses.
I can remember well those words to the Gulf County Economic
Council from an economic development consultant spelling out
how this process could take years for results to take shape.
While it might not seem like it to many of those folks out there
wishing they had jobs, Gulf County is way ahead of where many
thought we could be at this point and time along our course of eco-
nomic development. Certainly, one of the major contributing fac-
tors, outside the tenacious effort of our local economic develop-
ment team, has been the quick-handed response of Enterprise
Florida to the needs of this community as we reeled from the
impact of several hundred jobs being lost through the closure of
the local paper mill.
Much of that effort could come to an end if a recent power play
by the House Committee on Agriculture is successful in taking
over economic development efforts in the rural counties of Florida.
There are 33 rural counties in Florida (counties with popula-
tions of less than 75,000 people).
In a recent brainstorm by the chairman of that committee, he
suddenly became clairvoyant and expressed his belief that rural
Florida does riot want "industrial development," and therefore
Enterprise Florida should not be involved in the economic devel-
opment efforts of rural Florida. He suggested the Department of
Agriculture would be better suited, to lead in that task in rural
Florida.
Whooaaa, Nellie I !! Stop the train, please
Whatever happened to "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"? If ever a
state agency seemed to have its stuff together and be working
favorably and in partnership with local governments and Florida
citizens-Enterprise Florida is it!
If I might make a humble suggestion to state legislators .
please leave economic development responsibilities in our rural
county in the hands of those professionals at Enterprise Florida.



Don't Leave It Blank!

How many of you have filled out your Census 2000 question-
naire and mailed it back in?
Don't Leave It Blank! That's the slogan accompanying this
once-every-10-years-documentation of the question-just how
many people really do live in America?
On the surface that seems like a relatively unimportant ques-
tion as we pondervwhat difference does4it really make whether-we
get counted or not. .
Just in case you've missed some of the propaganda -onlthis
matter-IT IS IMPORTANT! As National Census Day (Saturday,
April 1st) approaches, it does seem a little ironic that the day falls
on April Fool's Day. There could be some real significance there.
Maybe somebody is trying to send the message that the brunt
of the joke will eventually fall on those communities and areas
which fail to adequately respond to Census 2000. Unfortunately
though, if we find ourselves on the receiving end of this joke, it will
take 10 years to get a second chance.
As Gulf County Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. has said,dur-
ing more than one Gulf County Commission meeting, "Gulf needs
to be 100% counted."
So many of the decisions that are made in government are
based on numbers-and those numbers are arrived at once every
10 years when we get the opportunity to register our presence.
Do we need new highways, school dollars, employment ser-
vices, housing assistance, hospital services, various service pro-
grams? These and countless other services are based on Census
figures.
Every effort has been made to make recording your existence a
simple ordeal. So just remember, "This is no joke Don't
Leave It Blank!"


S Hunker Down With Kes by Kescly Colbert



Wrong End Of The Stick!


I was once in the oil and gas
business.
I bet you didn't know that.
It was back in 1964. Tommy
Hill owned and operated the D-X
Boron Station down on- the corner
where Walnut intersected the
Trezevant Highway.
It was across the street from
the city water department, right on
the main drag-you talk about a
super great location ....
I know it was only a summer
job. FOR NOW!
But I had my foot in the door!
And I didn't mind starting at the
bottom. I'd seen that movie with
Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor,
and James Dean depicting how the
people in the oil business really
lived. Hey listen, I could go for a
little of that!
We were selling our regular gas
that summer for twenty-seven
cents a gallon. But I was thinking
down the road (no pun intended).
Cars were getting bigger and big-
ger. Larger engines were soaking.
up gasoline like there wasn't no
tomorrow. Full, race cams, Hemi-
heads and four barrel carburetors
were the rage. Miles per gallon
ratios were non-existent. Families
were driving all the way to Jackson
on vacations.


The sky was the limit!
The first day I was there I tned
to talk Mr. Tommy into going up to
thirty cents a gallon. He laughed,
.We're just trying to make a living
wage.' He wasn't ever going to be
in an oil movie thinking like that!l
He put me in the back, fixing
flat tires. I don't know how many of
you are familiar with the pre-auto-
matic tire changer days . He
gave me a rubber mallet, a flat
metal bar, and a can of Camel hot
patches and let me have at it.
The rubber mallet would
bounce back and bust me in the
knee. The flat metal bar was used
mostly to mash my fingers against
the rim. And the Camel patches
burned holes in my shirt and melt-
ed the inner tubes.
You talk about a waste of my
oil tycoon entrepreneurship !
Come Saturdays, everyone in
town got their car washed! I'd
spend those days waaayyy out in
the back sloshing through the
* mud and the slush as I rinsed off
the suds and polished the hood
ornaments.
I did finally manage to get "into
the oil" business. I had Roe
Alexander's big Cadillac up on the
rack when the drain plug came out
a little before I was ready-I got hit
with three thousand miles'of pip-
ing hot, sledged up, greasified
petroleum right between the eyes.
And I'm doing all of this for five
dollars a day!
I don't think it's the way Jed
Clampett started out!


Somebody was making the
money in this oil racket, it just did-
n't seem to be me. And I don t
think it was Mr. Tommy either. He
drove an old Ford that was even
older than I was. He said he could-
n t allord the signs I was bugging
him to put on either side of town
proudly proclaiming that we had
no animals in our gasoline ....
I was tired of our competition's
"Tiger In Your Tank" bunki
Mr. Tommy didn't pay much
attention to what the other sta-
tions were doing. He just smiled
and waited on each customer like
he or she was the most important
thing in the world. He gave every-
body credit! And I saw him pump
gas into a lot of poor folks' vehicles
that he didn't even bother to write
down.
I'm telling you, he had no
business being in this business!
Autis Langley went on vaca-
tion and I actually got to work the
front. Finally! I'm going to show'em
some pizzazz. I bounced out to
meet Miss Estelle Dinwiddie and
her '60 Chevrolet, "A dollar's
worth, yes ma'am, coming right
up."
Folks, I walked around that
,car for five minutes-it didn't have
no place to put the gas in!
I was pretty embarrassed to
call Mr. Tommy over and explain
that Miss Estelle had a factory
reject.
I was even more embarrassed
when he pushed down the spring
loaded license plate to reveal the
gas tank cap.


I had to raise the hood and
find the dipstick on her 383 cu. in.
V-8 engine. While the hood was up
I checked her brake fluid. And
belts And every hose on that
sucker. Tommy and Autis would

put their hand on the radiator to
make sure it wasn t over heating. I
spit on it, my fingers were beat up'
enough . I washed her wind-.
shield. I checked all four tires-,
adding a. couple of pounds in th&
right rear. And Tommy had me re:.-
arrange her groceries, in the back
so the eggs wouldn't bounce out bf
the sack on the ride home.
She paid 'us one dollars She'
didn't even get four gallons worth!
I was beginning to understand
that I didn't understand the oil
business. Could'that movie have
been fake? Something wasn't right!
"Mr. Tommy, I've, been think-
ing. We can't waste fifteen minutes
on every dad-blasted car that.
comes in here. Let'em pump their.
own gas! Clean their ownrr
windshields! If they want to look
under the hood, that's their busi-
ness! Let's get rid of the air pump,.
that's wasted overhead. And w&eve
got to go up on these gas prices,..

Getting "sense" .into Tommy
Hill was like talking to a dinosaur.!
He'd just smile and pat me on the
shoulder, 'The people would never'
stand for the changes you're talkl
ipg about."


I figured he was right, so
out of the oil business.
Respectfully,'
Kes


I got


A Service Call Gets Answered Promptly By The TV Company

THERE WAS A TIME when This was after I had ridden several times she finally assured and repaired it right, after doing
Gulf Cable TV was the firm to be down to the office on Fourth me that she would report my dif- a make-do job so I could watch
d.,-i f ,,'. f Ar m. lind m m Ii mM u llOw Iumm1aB E Street, only to find it locked uo ficultv and someone would "take TV.


maaI eun oi ana, compiaineU
about. I have never-had any trou-
ble with them but other folks
complained about them regular-
ly. 'They complained about the
number of channels provided,
they complained about the quali-
ty of picture, they .complained
about the premium channels,
etc.
I haven't heard any com-
plaints lately. Are they doing, a
good job now?
I got a chance to find out for
myself lately. The tree trimmers
came down the alleyway behind
my house, trimming trees .around
the utility lines.
I had a large "popcorn" tree
out by the fence. It was growing
up in the lines and the trimmers
took a whack at it, trimming it
back severely.
They also cut my TV service
line leading to the rear of my
home.


I DISCOVERED the cut line
Saturday at about 2:00 p.m. I
had tuned up the TV to watch a
game I especially wanted to see. I
turned the set on and was greet-
ed by a blank face staring at me.
A little bit of examination
revealed the cut line.
It was an elementary investi-
gation, since I remembered the
trimming truck, out back, doing
its thing. The only thing I could-
n't understand was why the crew
didn't report their accident. They
let me find it out by myself.
I was perplexed. Here was a
game coming on I especially
wanted to see. Usually, Saturday


afternoon is filled with things I
don't wish to see.

"I'LL GET TO PUT them to
the test, now", I said to myself.
I began to search in the tele-
phone book to find their number.
I couldn't find it anywhere!
Well, that was cause for me
to fuss and fume.
Finally, Frenchie remem-
bered that she had just paid the
bill and' a service number was
printed on the bill. Luckily, she
had kept the stub, and was able
to find it. We usually pay that bill
six months in advance and it's a
wonder we still had the stub.


tight.
I just knew my game was
going to be missed.
The very same thing had
happened several years ago when
Bob Newman owned the system.
It happened, on a Sunday after-
noon, but Bob came right out
and repaired it.
Actually it was the repaired
line still in service.

I WAS FRUSTRATED, to say
the least.
My TV line was down and I
couldn't call anyone.
In exasperation, I called the
service number, which was locat-
ed somewhere out of town. A
young girl answered the phone,
and after spelling out my
address, repeating it several
times, giving my social security
number and repeating my name



care of it" . but she didn't say
when!
I knew I had had it then
I began to think of the bad
things I .was going to say about
the cable system. Evidently, the
ones trashing them so-regularly a
while back, were right!

I BEGAN TO KEEP time on
them. It started to get time to get
dark. The sun started to set and
about that time the service truck
drove up in the yard. In 15 min-
utes, I had TV again.
The young man repaired the.
line, leaving it lying on the
ground.
"I'll be back Monday morn-
ing," he said, "and put you in a
whole new line. That one's been
patched before."
The young man was true to
his word; he came back Monday


I had to take back all the bad
things I had said about the firm
and was planning to say,
They came out and repaired
the line in less than three hous
and I have never had 'another
minute's trouble.

THE YOUNG MAN explained
that he was so long answering nmy
call because the tree trimmers
had cut down several lines in
town that same day, some pf
them worse than mine!
That little incident will teach
me to be more tolerant with other
people in the future. My TV was
on the blink through no fault of
the company I was paying to pro-
vide it.
I should be congratulating
the company for its fine work,
rather than castigating it for tak'-
ing its own sweet time answering
a service call.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 51880
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One Vehicle Crash Injures Elderly Man
Richard Charles Goodwin, Sr., 80, was injured in this single vehicle accident Tuesday evening.
Goodwin was temporarily trapped within the vehicle which overturned near the intersection of the
Mace Martin Road and County Road 381 (Dalkeith). Wewahitchka Emergency Medical Services per-
sonnel and Dalkeith Fire Department volunteers responded to the scene.
He was lodged inside the 1995 Ford Ranger pick-up truck until those responding and
bystanders assisted in freeing the injured driver. Goodwin was transported to Bay Medical Center
by the Wewahitchka ambulance service.


Variance From Page 1


chase and develop seven lots
down Cape Horn Road was seek-
ing a variance to not be required
to.pave the roadway (1,500') lead-
ing to the property.
Attorney Charles Costin, Jr.,
speaking on behalf of the proper-
ty owner, explained that the road-
way was not the property of the
investor and that all adjacent
property owners in the area are
do-owners of the road and con-
tractually bear the responsibility
for maintenance to the road. He
also said the owners do not wish
to have a paved road to the prop-
erty.
Commissioner Tommy Knox
argued, "That's what they say
now." He explained that eventual-

Lynch
Wewahitchka. The Lynchs have
one daughter, Heather, who is 14
years old.
Lynch feels he has strong
family values, is a community-
milnded person, and takes great
pride in living in Gulf County.
"I have recently turned down
several job opportunities in other
states to live and raise our daugh-
tir in this wonderful' community


McLemore
-From Page 1


O' County.
McLemore is open to and
< wants to hear from Gulf County's
citizens-at his home, you may
reach him at 639-3373, or give
him an invitation to your home.

Barnes
Five.
The candidate has been a res-
ident of Gulf County for 45 years.
He graduated from Port: St Joe
High School in 1961. He has been
employed with Arizona Chemical
for 36 years and is presently an
instrument and electrical techni-
cian.
Barnes is the son of Frank
and Lorell Barnes, long time resi-
dents of Port St. Joe. He and his
wife, Elaine, (the former Elaine
Wood) have two children; one son
Keith married to Lynn (the former
Lynn McGill Hendricks) and one
daughter Karen married to Phil
McCroan.
They also have seven grand-
children: Blake and Brett Barnes,
Justin, Jesse and Haley McCroan,
and Shanon and Krystal
Hendricks.
Barnes has been an active
member of the First Baptist
Church for the past 26 years
where he has served as deacon for
over 20 years. He has taught
Sunday School, chaired the dea-

Reeves
*coordinator of $20,000 grant
money to renovate the STAC
House;
*Dixie Youth little league coach
for five years;
*past chairman and vice chair-
man of Gulf County Parks
Commission;
*past member Gulf County
Democratic Executive Commit-,
tee;
*volunteer for American Cancer
Society fund-raisers (Jail for
Bail, Relay for Life);
*board member of Florida
Panhandle Private Industry
Council (1989-91, 1993-97) rep-
resenting labor for Gulf County
overseeing the JTPA program;
*32nd degree Scottish Rite
Mason-elected 1994-94 trea-
surer for PSJ Masonic Lodge No.
111;
*elected 1994-96 vice president
and 1997 to present serving as
president for U.P.I.U. Local 379;
*member Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce; and
*Student Ambassador for
Gulf/Franklin Center, Gulf Coast


ly the property owners would be
before the board wanting the road
paved.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
took exception to that statement,
reminding the board that this
very issue was discussed when
the board adopted the ordinance
when passed, and how it related
to different areas.
Yeager- pointed out that all
board members agreed at that
time there were situations at the
Cape and some other areas where
property owners would not want
paved roads when compared to
dolomite roads in those areas.
The board eventually agreed
(4-1, Knox opposing) to allow the
subdivision without requiring the

From Page 1
of Gulf County," says Mike., The
candidate wants to be a county
servant for all the people of Gulf
County.
Lynch states, "I believe as the
county grows we must be pre-
pared for' new challenges and be
able to make the right decisions
for the best interest of all the citi-
zens of Gulf County.
He feels he can use his man-
agement skills to run a friendly,
efficient office for the people of
Gulf County, keeping in mind this
office belongs to the people of Gulf
kCounty.
"I look forward to meeting all
of you while on the campaign
trail, and invite you to contact me
if you would like to talk with me;
my home telephone number is
227-7287 or my e-mail address is
Inoles@gtcom.net," concluded
Lynch.


From Page 1


cons, .and served on various com-
mittees such as budget, person-
nel and search.
The candidate has also been
actively involved in various
community organizations. He
worked with the little league pro-
gram where he served as a coach.
Barnes states that he will
work hard for the people, contin-
uing to seek more jobs with better
pay. He also feels the importance
of spending tax dollars wisely and
getting the most for Gulf County's
money.
Barnes believes his honesty
and integrity are characteristics
that will insure the taxpayers that
they can trust him in the deci-
sion-making process.
In leaving the Port St. Joe
City Commission at the end of
this term, Jerry would like to
thank the people for their sup-
port. He has enjoyed working for
and serving the people, and would
sincerely appreciate their consid-
eration for the County
Commission, District Five seat.

From Page 1
Community College.
Most important to Reeves is a
strong and sincere desire to serve
the people of Port St. Joe.
Reeves stated, "I have worked
hard for our city and I feel that
working together with the other
commissioners we can provide
our citizens with quality activities
and actively pursue employment
opportunities for them."
He pledges to work diligently
to obtain the funding needed to
upgrade the sewer system, so that
when a road is paved it won't be
necessary to return later and tear
it up to fix an underlying problem.
He also feels the need to provide a
city-wide sidewalk system, or
bicycle path.
"I know first hand how to lis-
ten to people and help them solve
their problems. As your city com-
missioner, you can expect a voice
at City Hall. Together we can
make out town the best it can be.
For leadership that has proven to
be effective in providing positive
results for our city, I ask that you
elect a working man's friend for
a better Port St. Joe," Reeves con-
cluded.


roadway to be paved--overriding
the PDRB recommendation to
deny the variance.
Black's Island Development
The board did support a pre-
liminary plat approval to be


granted for Black's Island
Subdivision without variance.
Most everyone around these
parts knows that Black's Island is
the large island in the middle of
St. Joseph Bay, and is owned by
local businessman Bill Koran. The
approval recommendation is the
first step toward allowing several
units to be subdivided and sold
on the island property.
Resolutions Support
Fishermen
The board unanimously
passed two resolutions support-
ing fishermen in the area. First,
Eugene Raffield represented area
fishermen who are seeking
approval for an experimental bait
fishing program. He asked the.
board to pass a resolution
requesting that the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FFWCC) not discontinue
the program.
For apparently no scientific
reason, the FFWCC has pulled
the rug out from under the pro-
gram, once again punishing local
fishermen without any data to
support its reasoning. In fact,
Raffield pointed out that scientific
data supported just the opposite
view.
A group of fishermen will be


leaving Friday to go to Tallahassee
where they will address the
FFWCC on this subject. Anyone
wishing to go with the group
aboard a chartered bus should
-contact Raffield and let him know
you need a ride.
The board also passed a reso-
lution opposing a FFWCC propos-
al to close the season during
November and December for spot-
ted sea trout-again, without any
scientific data to support its
actions.
In Other Business
*Set a workshop session for
5:00 on April 11th to hear a pre-
sentation on "Opportunity
Florida" after discussing the reso-
lution supporting the program
with Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Diane Scholz. Scholz was present-
ing the resolution as a recommen-
dation from the Gulf County
Economic Development Council.
*Decided to include a confi-
dential medical questionnaire
with employees' applications (pro-
vided the county attorney concurs
after review), and go out for RFP's
to seek a consultant to help devel-
op a risk management policy in
an effort to get a handle on work-


er's compensation insurance pre-
miums.
*Agreed to support a proposal
by County Extension Agent Roy
Lee Carter to submit a grant pro-
posal for education and training
for small business owners. The
grant would specifically address
problems related to the closure of
the paper mill and the negative
job impact on Gulf County resi-
dents.
*The board agreed to adopt
the new county logo recommend-
ed by the logo committee.
Angeline Whitfield, of Wewahitch-
ka, won first prize in the contest
with her drawing depicting
scenery that encompassed a
,theme representing two of Gulfs
natural amenities-the Beaches
and Dead Lakes area.
*Agreed to help the
Wewahitchka Dixie Baseball pro-
gram with a $2,500 contribution
toward hosting expenses for this
year's major league state tourna-
ment.
*Granted a request. from
Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells to apply for $988,678
in grant funds to construct a new
emergency operations center for
Gulf County.


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Kristi Lawrence, daughter of
Steve and Pam Lawrence of Port
St. Joe, was recently named Troy
State University's "Greek Woman
of the Year."
Each year, Troy State


Kristi Lawrence
University and Order of Omega
Greek Honor. Society honor one
sorority woman with this very
special award. This award is given
by the chancellor of the Troy State


University system, Dr. Jack
Hawkins, at the annual Greek
Academic and Achievement
Banquet.
This award is given to the
Greek woman on the university
campus who best represents the
Greek community as a whole, and
is voted on by her peers.
Kristi is a 1996 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School, and is
pursuing a degree in social sci-
ence education at Troy State
University. Since her enrollment
at the Troy, Alabama university,
she has been an active member of
the Greek community.
Kristi has also been involved
in other organizations on campus
such as the-Student Government
Association, Omicron Delta
Kappa Leadership Honor Society,
Order of Omega Greek Honor
Society, Alpha Kappa Delta Social
Science Honor Society, the'
Panhellenic Council, and Troy
State University Baseball
Diamond Dears.
Kristi will graduate from TSU
in December with a Bachelor of.
Science degree in secondary edu-
cation with an emphasis on the
social sciences.


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Spring-Cleaning Sale
& Monumental Music
The Junior Service League of
Port St. Joe will host three huge
events in Constitution Park, on
Saturday, April 8th. The Spring-
Cleaning Rummage Sale will be
held from 7:00 a.m. until noon,
ET, at the Centennial Building.
Furniture, clothing, electron-
ics, household, and many other
items will be sold at incredible
rummage sale prices. This will be
the rummage sale of the century,
and you will not want to miss it.
The second event, a child car-
seat check will begin at 3:00 p.m.,
ET, by the Constitution Museum.
Volunteers from the Florida
Highway Patrol will be available to
check your child's car seat and
make sure that it is properly
installed in your vehicle. This
valuable service could save your
child's, life, so don't miss the
opportunity to drive up and have
your child's car seat checked. The
FHP will be available for this free
service until 4:30 p.m., ET.
The third event,"Monumental
Music," will begin at 3:00 p.m.
This free concert will be held in
Constitution Park in Port St. Joe
and will feature four local singing
groups. The Saint City Singers,
Daystar, Michael Grady and the
New Gulf Coast Singers and St.
Joe Sound will perform. The first
group features the best of barber-
shop favorites; the next two
singing groups play full gospel
music, and St. Joe Sound plays
current contemporary hits.
Good food and drinks will be
sold during the concert. Paul
Gant will be selling his legendary
BBQ dinners, and soft drinks.and
Ice tea will be sold. So make your
plans now to go and enjoy the
music, "by the Monument" in this
historic park! Remember to bring
lawn chairs and bug spray, so you
,can sit back and enjoy the music.
Everyone is welcome, so make
your plans now to attend. This
event is funded by the Gulf
County Tourist Development
Council.
HVCG Singles
The Highland View Church of
God Singles will be having a cook
out at 279 Angel Fish Street in
Highland View on Saturday, April
1st, at 4:00 p.m., ET. Those who
attend are asked to bring a cov-
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the contestants' parents.
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one of the following locations:
Ard's Florist, Wewa Senior
Citizens, Melita's Boutique, or
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is April 1st. There must be 25
.entries in order to conduct this
pageant.
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DAR Names Histo


The Daughters of the
AftMerican Revolution (DAR), each
y'er sponsors the American
History Essay Contest for Gulf
and Franklin County students in
grades five through eight.
The topic for the .1999-2000
essay contest was An Obituary For
peorge Washington: 1732-1799.
Students participating in the con-,
test had strict guidelines that had
to.be followed. Three essays from
each grade were chosen by judges
Who were not members of the
DAR, Saint Joseph Bay Chapter.
They were awarded first, second.
and third place winners.
The following students were
awarded first place for their
essays and were awarded with a
pin and a special luncheon given
by the DAR on Wednesday,
February 16, where they read
aloud their essay.
Julia Michelle Wigsten
Fifth Grade
George Washington passed
away at home late Saturday night,
December 14, 1799 in Mount
Vernon, Virginia. He was sixty-
S seven years old. He was born on
February 22, 1732 on a farm in
Westmoreland County, Virginia.
He was married to Martha
Dandridge Custis Washington.
His parents were Augustine
Washington and Mary Ball
Washington. He was the oldest
child of Augustine and Mary
Washington. He had three broth-
ers, Samuel, Charles and John
Augustine, and two sisters,
Mildred and Elizabeth. Mildred
died when she was a baby. He had
*two half brothers who were
Lawrence and Augustine.
In George Washington's life he
was a great military leader. He
played many important roles in
.the French and Indian War and
Revolutionary War against the'
:British. His leadership helped us
:to be free.
George Washington was
-elected as president of the
'Constitutional Convention in May
:1787. He was elected the first
*:president of the United States of
America in February 1789. He
:took the oath of office in New York
;City on April 30, 1789. He was
:reelected for president in 1792.
'He served two terms as President
:of the United States. George
:Washington's presidency was over
':March 4, 1797.


George Washington was an
agriculturist, but not many people
know it. When George Washington
was at war, the managers of his
estate were made to keep him
informed and then he would write
them back telling them what they
were to do.
He was a farmer and loved the
land. He was one of the first
American scientific farmers. He
wrote many letters to agricultural
experimenters at home and in
England. He, had all kinds of
plants, shrubs and trees sent to
him from all over the world. He
experimented with alfalfa in 1760.
George Washington and Thomas
Jefferson were some of the first to
plant pecan trees. He experi-
mented with crop rotation so the
land would not go bad.
George may have been the
first in America to try and raise
mules. He improved his sheep and
he got more wool from them. He
added to Mount Vernon and got it
to 8,000 acres. It was divided into
five farms.
George Washington was a,
very courageous man and a great
leader. He will be buried in the
family vault on Mount Vernon on
December 16, 1799.
Heather L. Simmons
Sixth Grade
On December 14, 1799, an
honorable man died. George
Washington, a great leader and
patriot, is dead at the age of 67.
America mourns the loss of this
amazing man.
He is survived by his wife,
Martha Custis Washington, Born
into landed gentry in 1732, at,
Wakefield Plantation, Virginia, he
was the son of Augustine
Washington and Mary Ball
Washington. Until reaching 16
years of. age he lived there and at
other plantations.
After his father died, when he
was 11 years of age, his half
brother, Lawrence, became his
mentor. As a result of this,
Washington became interested in
pursuing a naval career, but his
mother did not like the idea and
so he did not start in any kind of
military career until 1752.
The royal governor, Robert
Dinwiddie, appointed Washington
a major in the Virginia Militia in
1752 and assigned him to deliver
a final warning to, the French to
leave British territory in 1753-


ry Essay
1754. At the beginning of the
French and Indian War in 1754,
Washingon was promoted to lieu-
tenant colonel but later that year
resigned his commission after
becoming disgusted with the
British regulars.
He rejoined the militia in
1755 as an aide to General
Edward Braddock and was pro-
moted to colonel after leading the
general's troops to safety when
the general was killed.
From 1755 to 1758, Washing-
ton was the regimental comman-
der of the militia and was
assigned to defending the colony's
frontier which he found very chal-
lenging.
In July 1758, Colonel
Washington was elected one of
Frederick County's two represen-
tatives in the Virginia House of
Burgesses and again resigned
from the militia in December.
In 1770, Washington took the
lead in pressing the Virginia veter-
ans' claim for land. As a member
of the Virginia delegation to the
First and Second Continental
Congress, Washington served on
various military preparedness


Winners
committees arid was chairman of
tl4e committee to consider ways to
,raise armsA and ammunition for n,
the approaching Revolution.
Washington became comman-
dertin-chief" of the Continental
Army 8tring the Revolution as a
general. General Waslington
fought against crack British regu-
lars and Hessian mercenaries
with poorly trained, undisciplined
men belonging to short-term mili-
tia.
In March 1776, he flushed the
Redcoats from Boston. Washing-
ton crossed the Delaware River to
New Jersey at Trenton in
December 1776 and won a battle
against superior forces. After sev-
eral losses in 1777, Washington
and his men moved into Valley
Forge Pennsylvania, in December,
for the winter.
As a tribute to the men who
suffered, Washington wrote these
words, "To see men without
clothes to cover their nakedness,
without blankets to lay on, with-
out shoes, by which their marches,
,might be traced by the blood from
their feet, and almost as often
without provisions as with;
marching through frost and snow,


and at Christmas taking up their
winter quarters within a day's
march of the enemy -without a,*
house or hut to cover them till
they could be built, and submit-
tint it without a murmur, is a
mark of patience and obedience
which in my opinion can scarce be
paralleled."
After surviving the winter "at
Valley Forge, Washington directed
Baron Friedrich von Steuben to
drill his remaining men making
them into crack troops by June
1778 when they left Valley Forge.
By October 1781, with help
from France, Washington forced
General Charles Cornwallis to
surrender the British troops at
Yorktown. The formal peace treaty
was signed in November 1783 and
two months later, in; January
1784, Washington resigned and


returned home to Mount Vernon,
Virginia.
Washington, representing
Virginia, was unanimously elected
president of the Constitutional
Convention in 1787. He was one
of the people who thought a
strong federal government was
necessary. After the Constitution
was adopted, everyone agreed
that it would not work unless
George Washington became the
first president of the newly formed
United States of America.
So, in 1789, the one and only
George Washington was elected
unanimously.
During his first term as pres-
ident, from 1789 to 1793, the
Mint Act was established for the
manufacturing of U.S. money
(coins and bills). Also, The Bill of
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Oscar Redd-Cancer Survivor


Will Help
As the date for this year's
American Cancer Society's fund-
raiser Relay for Life approaches, it
is good to remember the stories of
those, in our county who have sur-
vived the disease. This is one of
those stories.
The affable Oscar Redd, eigh-
teen-year veteran on the Gulf
County School Board, was in the
fight of his life back in March

Winner
-from Page 6A
Rights was passed guaranteeing
America's basic liberties.
The First Bank of the United
States which collected money and
paid the bills for the government
was started during Washington's
first term. Vermont joined the
original thirteen colonies and
became the fourteenth state in
1791.
George Washington was liked
so much because of what he did
for our country that he was
elected for a second term as pres-
ident, from 1793 to 1797.
In 1795, the -naturalization
Act was increased from a two-year
.to a five-year requirement for
immigrants to stay in the United
States in order to become U.S. cit-
izens. Washington kept our coun-
,try out of wars between foreign
countries by the Proclamation of
Neutrality and the Neutrality Act.
Washington stopped the
Whiskey Rebellion, in 1794, by
sending 15,000 troops to four
countries, in western Pennsyl-
vania, proving that the govern-,
ment could enforce laws when it
needed to. Washington also devel-
oped trading treaties with other
people and countries, including
the Jay Treaty with England, the
Pinkney Treaty with. Spain which
opened up the Mississippi River,
and the Northern treaty with sev-
eral Indian,tribes.
After riding around the plan-
tation several hours in the snow,
Washington became ill with
inflammatory quinsy, and died
two days later, at his home.
Mount Vernon.
At a gathering to honor and in
memory of George Washington,
his friend, Mr. Henry Lee, stood
up and said these words, "First in
war, 'fist in peace, and first in. the
hearts of his countrymen...":


In ACS Fund-Raiser


1991 when he was diagnosed with
lung cancer. Usually, lung cancer
is terminal because it is so far
advanced when it is discovered.
Redd's cancer was located in the
top part of his left lung and had
not yet spread to other parts of his
body, but his doctor warned him
that few people ever survive small
cell lung cancer. However, he
underwent surgery to remove that
part of his lung in April 1991. The
surgery was followed up first by
chemotherapy and then by 36

Jr. Girl Scout Troop
243 Has Been Busy!.
Junior Girl Scout Troop #242
has been very busy the past few
months. It all started with ,the
selling of those famous girl scout
cookies in January.
In February, they went on a
field trip to Mini Akers, where
they learned about some of the
animals there, and earned their
Horse Lovers badge, and the deliv-
ery of those girls scout cookies
began.
In March the girls took a field
trip to Tyndall Federal Credit
Union where they learned all
about the work that goes on in a
credit union, from how to open a
savings account to different types
of investments and retirement
funds and earned their Money
Sense badge.
Troop 242 would like to thank
Cathy Ake at the petting zoo at
Mini Akers for a wonderful time.
as well as Christine Cain and all
the Tyndall Federal Credit Union
employees for an exciting time.
They would also like to send
out a special thank you to all the
citizens who helped to support the
Girl Scouts of America by pur-
chasing the girl scout cookies.

Local Historical
Society to Meet.
The St. Joseph Historical
Society will meet Saturday, April
1, at 3:00 p.m., at the Gulf
County Library. All members are
urged to attend.
If YOU See News Happening,..

Call The Star at 227-1278


radiation therapy treatments. He
lost his hair, but commented,
"Before the surgery I was begin-
ning to get gray. Afterward my
hair grew back darker than ever."
Redd, an employee of Arizona
Chemical, was off the job for two
years and four months while he
recuperated. He has since
returned to full working status.
Every six months he goes for
checkups and there has been no
recurrence. Now he is the picture
of good health and is able to fully
enjoy life. What is his summary of
that difficult time in his life? "The
Lord healed me. He did it."
You'll see Oscar and other
cancer survivors walking the
track at Wewahitchka High School
at 6:30 p.m., CT on the evening of
April 14. Join with him to cele-
brate the cures and to remember
those who were not as lucky as
he. If you are a survivor and wish
to join him in the walk, call him at
639-5253. For any questions
regarding this or any other event
in the Relay for Life, call Carolyn
Husband at 639-2222.


Youngsters of Yesteryear Boost Today's Kids!
VFW Post #10069 Jr. Vice Dick Seefeldt (center) is shown
presenting Rotary Club representative Jay Leffert a check in the
amount of $1,000, during last week's meeting, while Ladies
Auxiliary member Teresa Lowry looks on.
The 205-veteran strong organization, bolstered by a 67 mem-
ber auxiliary group, returns many benefits to the community and
was pleased to be able to make the contribution toward con-
struction of the new Scout Hut.
If any person or organization would like to bolster the "Scout
Hut" construction efforts ongoing by the Rotary Club donations
are most welcome. Outright contributions or single item pur-
chases (i.e., buy a window, door, or other building facet) will be
graciously accepted. Contact fund-raising coordinator Bill Liles
for further information.
WIG Meeting
---The Washington Improvement
Group Board of Directors and
session on Thursday, April 6, at
S 6:00 p.m. at the WIG Center
All board members 'are urged
0 to attend.


.. ..* -
Shown during the visit to Tyndall Federal Credit Union are
(from left) assistant Bonnie Keigans, troop leader Nancy
Brockman, Kayla Minger, Meredith Todd, Krystal Keigans,
Amelia Brockman, Miss Tracy, and Leslie Pope. Not shown is
Julia Wigsten.


Estate Sale to
Benefit FCS
There will be an estate sale at
the former home of Bill and
Fannie- Quarles, located at 1301
Long Avenue in Port St. Joe. All
proceeds will go to Faith Christian
School.
There will be an outside car-
port sale of odds and ends, tools,
kitchen ware, dishes, furniture,
rigs, a workbench, old record
player, two black and white' TV
sets, records, baskets, electric
heaters.and fans, old motors and
a pump, fuel tank, Christmas
decorations, outside street lamps
and much more.
Inside the house you will find
treasures of all kinds. There are
collectibles, antique china aind
glassware, silver hollowware 'and
utensils, lamps, furniture, cabi-
net type colored television set,
pictures, lamps, linens, fireplace
items, etc.
These are priced'according tb
value, but the price is negotiable.
Please remember that every pur-
chase is a donation to the school.
There is also an upright freez-
er, refrigerator, full-sized mat-
tresses and box springs, and a
rollaway cot inside that are avail-
able for purchase.
The sale will be April 1 begin-
ning at 8:00 a.m. and ending:at
2:00 p.m. The outside garage sale
items will be marked down to' half
price at 12 noon. If you have
items other than clothing that yop
would like to donate to the sale,
please call the school at 229-
6707.


First United Methodist Men's Club
Spring Chicken BBQ
"Carry-Out" or "Eat-In" at the Church Fellowship Hall on;
April 28, 2000
Tickets can be purchased from one of the members.
of the Methodist Men's Club or contact Ed Creamer
at 647-5427


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Oysters
Shrimp Crabs *
Groceries Fish Sandwiches'


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"Mini Akers" was host to scout members (I to r) Cathy Ake,
Kayla Minger, Krystal Keigans, Amelia Brockman, troop leader
Nancy Brockman, Julia Wigsten, and Leslie Pope.


Preschool Screening Clinics


The Gulf County School
Board, in cooperation with
FDLRS/PAEC, will be sponsoring
free preschool screening clinics
for children ages two and a half to
five years of age.
On April 4, the screening
clinic will be located at Port St.
Joe Elementary from 9:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m., ET.
On April 5, the -screening
clinic will be located at
Wewahitchka Elementary (Linton
Site) from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00
p.m., CT.
Advance appointments must


be made, by calling 229-6940 or
.639-361,0.


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Teen Spring Health Fling 2000 Features Bender


This Tuesday, March 28th,
students in secondary education
schools in Gulf County participat-


ed in the Teen Spring Health Fling
2000 program, featuring national-
ly known speaker Rick Bender.


Bender, a former professional
baseball player, traveled from his
home in Roundup, Montana to


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Rick Bender is shown in Marion Craig Coliseum as he shared his story of tobacco use and the
affect of it on his life with Port St. Joe High School students Tuesday. The inset portrait of Bender
reflects the brutal reality of cancer that he faces every day.


|Four Tons Of HazardousWaste


|Was Collected on Amnesty Day


Gulf County Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford is proud of
the record turn-out for last
-Saturday's Amnesty Day.
The yearly event allows resi-
dents to bring miscellaneous haz-
ardous materials to be disposed of
without cost or penalty to them.
Eighty-nine persons participated
in the program.
"This is a fantastic turn-out .
proving we have a lot of envi-
ronmentally conscientious people
in Gulf County," Danford said.
Everything from burnt oil to
5'/;,, if


unknown household chemicals
were collected during the course
of the day. In all, approximately


Rentals For Wewa

Community Center
The Wewahitchka Community
Center will be closed for repairs
from April 3 through April 10. To
rent the community center after
April 11, please call the
Wewahitchka Senior Center at
639-9910. .... ,


SWAT Presentation to Juvenile Justice Council
Students Working Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.) member Rachel
Bixler gave an anti-tobacco presentation to the Juvenile Justice
Council this month. Miss Bixler used M&M's to demonstrate the
number of deaths from tobacco-related illnesses, and used every-
day household cleaning solutions to demonstrate the poisonous
ingredients found in the "Basic Pack of Lies" known as ciga-
rettes.


four tons of hazardous waste was
removed from the county and
properly disposed of, Danford
noted.
Rose Mary Bottcher was the
contract chemist overseeing the
collections. County .workers
Castledera Watts, Larry Young,
and James Finn also helped han-
,dle the items collected.






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share with sixth through twelfth
graders his experiences with the
use of smokeless tobacco-and
the consequences as a result of its
use.
Known to many as "the man
without a face," he has now devot-
ed his life to telling others about
the deadly effects of tobacco use,
appearing at school campuses
across the country, as well as
nationally on "Nickelodeon," the
"Today Show," and other national
and local news broadcasts.
At the age of 12, Bender start-,
ed using smokeless tobacco, or as
he refers to it "spit tobacco." In
his talks, he chooses not to use
the term "smokeless," because he
thinks that makes it sound "less"
harmful and deadly to young peo-
ple. He is committed to educating
others that this tobacco product
is far from being a safe alternative
'to smoking.
Like other beginning users,
his habit was influenced by sever-
al factors, the biggest of which
were the game of baseball and
television advertising. These fac-
tors, in addition to peer pressure
and familial influence, are the key
reasons most start to "chew" or
"dip."
After ignoring initial signs of a
possible problem-a small sore on
the side of his tongue-for
months, he finally consulted.
physicians, and in March of 1989,
at age 26, was diagnosed with
cancer due to spit tobacco use.
Regrettably, he had delayed to the
point of not being able to eat,
brush his teeth, or even sleep due
to the pain and discomfort of the
once "small sore."
By April, he had undergone
his first surgery to remove the
cancer. In the course of the fol-
lowing two years, three additional
major surgical procedures were
performed. The end result was
the loss of one-third of his tongue,
half of his jaw (right side), his
lymph glands, partial (25%) use of
his right arm-and almost his life.
Each day of his life he contin-
ues to fight the effects of his loss,
both physically and mentally.
When asked why he shares these
experiences with strangers,
Bender says it's one way for him
to deal with his own circum-
stances-by talking about it. He
also hopes others will learn from
his mistakes, before it's too late.
Since Rick's last operation in
June of 1990, he has worked with
the U.S. Office of the Surgeon
General, and Professional
Baseball, as well as many other
organizations. He has also testi-


fled at a Congressional Subcom-
mittee Hearing regarding the pre-
vention/cessation of tobacco use.
In Bender's presentations, he
includes a slide presentation
where students are shown graph-
ic examples of what early signs of
cancerous tissue could look like.
Among the slides are those of
a large sore on the gums-of an
eight year old boy who had been
using his dad's Skoal; and two
photos of Shawn Markham, a
high school senior-one where he'


"How many of you guys
have ever tried this stuff, or
do you know somebody whlo
has?" Bender begins by asking
his audience, as he holds up
first a pouch of Levi Garrett
long leaf and then a can of
Copenhagen fine tobacco.

appeared perfectly healthy as he
began the school year, and anoth-
er less than nine months later,
just before he died of cancer.
Shawn had used tobacco for only
five to five and one-half years.
He stressed a little known fact
that chewing tobacco does not
reflect a gender preference.
During the last three years. "spit
tobacco" use among young girls
has increased by 300%.
He was also quick to relate
that being a healthy young person
doesn't make you all the more
strong to fight the disease. On the
contrary, studies show that the
younger and healthier you are,
the faster the cancer will grow.
Rick said, in his talk with
Gulf County students, "You see, I
shouldn't be here. 'My doctor,
after-seeing how larie the cancer
was, did not expect me to see my


30th birthday. But I'm still here
and have a second chance at life.
"The way I look at it is, we're
all here for a reason and maybe
mine is to educate people about
the dangers of spit tobacco. If I
can get just one individual each
day to quit using or never start,
perhaps it will save their .life. It
would make my second chance at
living worthwhile."
% During the nearly hour-long
presentations by Bender, local
students appeared drawn to
relate sympathetically to his life's
plight and, fearfully, many looked
on as if they could be 'seeing
themselves in his face.
In. concluding his visit,
Bender said he hoped he had
given them something to think
about-information they could
use to make a decision about dip-
ping or smoking .. .and after they
made the decision, it would be
one they could live with ... or die
with.




Bertha Lee Hutchins
Bertha Lee Hutchins, 76, of
Port St. Joe heard her call on
Monday, March 27, in Gulf Pines
Hospital, following a brief illness.
A native of Lard, she has lived
here the past 54 years.
Mrs. Hutchins was a domestic
employee for many years for
Tyndall Air Force Base, and a
member' of the body of Mount
Carmel Baptist Church.
Survivors include her chil-
dren, three daughters, Bernice
(Eddie) Williams of Panama City,
Dorothy (Dale) Owens, and Linda
(Leon) Leslie, all of Port St. Joe;
two sons Emanuel (Joann)
Hutchins of Clearwater, and
Ulyssee Hutchins, deceased; three
sisters, Pearlie Walden, Lucille
(Ernest) Lyles, and Erline (John)'
Morrison, all of Panama City;
three brothers, George (Betty)
Gathers, Steven (Leola) Gathers,
and Eugene (Ruth) Gathers, all of
Port St. Joe.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Hutchins will be conducted on
Saturday, April 1, at 1:00 p.m., at
Zion Fair Baptist Church with
Reverend Eddie Roy Jackson offi-
ciating. Interment followed in
Forest Hill Cemetery. Wake. ser-
vices will be on Friday, March 31,
from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
All services are under the
direction of Comforter -Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.


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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2000


Letters to the Editor. ...


Case of Mistaken Identity is Harmful


Dear Editor:
I am writing this letter
because of a weekly feature you
publish in your paper titled "Law
Enforcement Activities." I have
the very unfortunate fate of shar-
ing the same name with a habitu-
al law violator that has appeared
in your paper four times in the
past few. months.
It has, to say the very least,
been irritating for people to ask
me on the street about my
"arrests," and for others, who
were less bold, to ask my col-
leagues at the courthouse 'how I
was doing, and would I lose my
job.
But worst of all, my grandpar-
ents get a .call wondering how
their grandchild could haVe
turned out to be such a criminal.
I have no doubt that this fea-
ture on law enforcement was
meant to show the public what
their law enforcement officers
were dealing with day after day,
but sadly, it has become a gossip
column.
Numerous people, all of them
good, upstanding citizens, dis-
cuss what they saw in the Police
Beat... so and so was arrested
for D.U.I., or do you know who


beat their wife, etc.
I seldom, if ever, agree with
the News Herald, but in this case
I must agree with the editor, I for-
get his name, who preceded Steve
Bornhoft. He stated his position
against putting a police log in his
paper, by telling a story similar to
mine.
The story goes that a man
was arrested on a warrant for sev-
eral items, including failure to pay
his child support. The man's
name was Tommy Thomas.
Now, the editor knew he could
not possibly put this name in the
paper, because a certain segment
of the public would associate,
incorrectly, the late L. E. Tommy
Thomas, Chevy dealer and chair-
man of the Republican Party, with
the crime- the "other" Tommy
Thomas had been charged with.
He knew the Improper associ-
ation would adversely affect
Thomas' business because no one
would buy a car from a dead-beat
dad. It made a great case for not
printing a police log.
I certainly do not claim the
fame or stature of the late Tommy
Thomas, but. my reputation has
been harmed, by the misinterpre-


station of some of your readers:
I encourage you to review
ways to keep the public informed
of the great job our law enforce-
ment agencies are doing, without
publishing names, which not only
harm the accused, but also their
families,. and "unfortunate" pos-
sessors of the same name.
Sincerely,
/s/ Michael L. Hammond
White City

S.W.A.T. Dinner
for Two Giveaway
Gulf County Students
Working. Against Tobacco
(S;W.A.T.).is giving away a dinner.
for two at Gulf Sands Restaurant
on St. Joe Beach. One dollar
donations will be accepted, and
proceeds will go toward the
"S.W.A.T. Bucks" program.
Students will have a booth set
up at the Tupelo Festival in
Wewahitchka this Saturday, April
1st. They. will also be accepting
donations throughout. the
community during the month of
April. The drawing will be held on
Friday, April 28th.


Ca Enore'n 'RIlI]dI- lEc [i L'J [4.. 0..0


(Sheriffm's jiefat)

DEPUTY DIDN'T PASS HER BY
On Tuesday,: March 21st,
Gulf County Sheriffs Office
Deputy Bobby Plair stopped a
vehicle driven by Rhonda Lamb,
of Wewahitchka,. for passing in a
"no passing" zone on St. Joe
Beach.
A check of her driver's license
revealed that it had been sus-
pended several times. The deputy
arrested Lamb, 30, for driving
with a suspended license and
transported her to the Gulf
County Jail. .
SUSPICIONS FOUNDED
Also on the 21st, Deputies
Tim Hightower and Chris Dixson
were investigating a report of sus-
picious activity in a local church
parking lot. They made contact
with a Michael Daves, a Port:St.
Joe resident, and found that he
was wanted on a "fail to pay" child
support warrant. Daves, 20, was
taken to the Gulf County Jail.
BREAK IN? LOCK UPI
On Thursday, March 23rd,
Deputies Shawn Butler and Paul
Beasley responded to a call in
Howard Creek about a possible
burglary at a residence on Old
Bay City Road. They talked to the
caller, Michael Hartley, who said
his girlfriend saw two subjects,
running from a shed on his prop-
erty.
The deputies checked the
area and could find no signs of
anything: being broken into, but
did find that Hartley, 36, had war-
rants for failure to appear on a
criminal mischief charge. He was
arrested and taken to the Gulf
County Jail.
"RUBY," ALERT & ON THE JOB!
On Saturday, March 25th.
Deputy Butler observed a vehicle
run the stop sign at the intersec-
tion of Industrial Road and
Highway 98. When he stopped the
vehicle, he spoke to the driver,
Roberta King, and wrote her a
warning for running the stop sign.
He then walked K-9 "Ruby"
around the vehicle and she alert-
ed for the presence of a controlled
substance. Upon searching the
vehicle, the deputy found a pack-
age of approximately one pound of
marijuana under the passenger
seat of the vehicle.
Roberta King and Tony King,
both age 33, were each arrested
for possession of marijuana with
intent to distribute and posses-
sion of marijuana (more than 20
grams).
Tory King was released from
the jail after posting a bond of
$2,500. Roberta King was
released on a, $40 pre-trial
release. A 1991 Dodge Dynasty
and $2,987 were seized from the
defendants.
RECENT BOOKINoS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...
Tuesday, March 21st-Cletha
Simmons, 28, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, violation of proba-
tion (re: criminal mischief and
resisting without violence).
Thursday, March 23rd-
Davine Hall, 42, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, failure to appear
(re: grand theft and petit theft);
and Bernard H. Vann, 19, B/M, of
Wewahitchka, lewd and lascivious
.acts.


Friday March 24th-Solon
Earnest, 30, W/M, of Vernon, fail-
ure to appear (re: felony littering);
Michael Hammond, 19, W/M, of,
Wewahitchka, violation of proba-
tion (re: burglary of a con-
veyance); Deanna Givens, 40,
B/F, Port St. Joe,violation of pro-
bation (re: two counts of the sale
of cocaine); Monica Wood, 24,
W/F, of Wewahitchka, violation of
probation (driving under the
influence); and Joan Herring, 58,
W/F. of Wewahitchka. violation of
probation (re: forgery, uttering,
and burglary).


(PSJPD Report)

FEBRUARY WAS A BUSY MONTH!
The Port St Joe Police
Department Activity Report for
February shows that the depart-
ment answered 305 calls, made
26 misdemeanor cases and two,
felony cases (85% cleared by
arrest).
The officers also issued one
criminal traffic citation, 16 cita-
tions for traffic infractions and 43
warning citations, while investi-
gating two traffic crashes result-
ing in approximately $1,150 in
damages being reported
They performed a total of 152
hours on foot patrol out and'
about on the streets of Port St.
Joe.
From January -through
February, the department has
answered 566 calls, and made 41
misdemeanor cases and 15 felony
cases (840b cleared by arrest).
The officers issued four crim-
inal traffic citations, 38 citations
for traffic infractions and 126
warning citations, while investi-
gating six traffic crashes resulting
in approximately $10,950 in dam-
ages and no injuries reported.
They performed 293 hours on foot
patrol.
CITED FOR TAG SWAPPING
Courtney J. Bell, 20, of


Apalachicola; was charged by
Officer Russell Burch on Tuesday,
March 21st, at approximately 1
p.m. for attaching a tag not
assigned.
Burch observed that the vehi-
cle that Bell was driving had an
obscured temporary tag and initi-
ated a traffic stop. Upon further
investigation he learned that Bell
had removed the temporary tag
from another vehicle and placed it
on the vehicle he was driving to,
come to Port St. Joe.
Bell was Issued a citation for
the criminal offense and a court
date in which to appear.
WARRANT ACTIVATED
Michael A. Daves, 20, of Port,
St. Joe, was arrested on Tuesday,
March 21st, at about 4:10 p.m. by
Officer Ross Yowell on an active
warrant.
While the officer was investi-
gating the report of suspicious
activity behind the Long Avenue
Baptist Church, he made contact
with Daves. He had dispatch run
a query, which revealed there was
an active warrant for Daves'
arrest. He was taken into custody
without incident and transported
to the Gulf County Jail.
CHILDREN AT PLAY! USE CAUTION!
Since baseball and softball
season started officially on March
20th, the PSJPD reminds every-
one to do their part to insure the
safety of the community's chil-
dren while operating vehicles in
areas where ballflelds are locat-
ed-and in neighborhoods, too.
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Faith Christian School is
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ment on the academic honor roll
for the third nine weeks grading
period of the 1999-2000 school
year.
Those who received "All A's"
include:
FIRST GRADE-Cody Gran-
tham, Jordan Heath, Sean
Pridgeon, and Nate Taylor.
SECOND GRADE-Ryan
Brown.
FOURTH GRADE-Trevor
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SIXTH GRADE-Kelly
Geoghagan.
EIGHTH GRADE-Rachel
Bixler.
Those who received "All A's
and B's" include:
FIRST GRADE-Dannie
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Jones, Brian Pitts, Rakeem
Quinn, and Roman Quinn.
SECOND GRADE-Chellsey
O'Neill.
THIRD GRADE-Rebekah
Bearden, Angela Canington.
Jenna Maddox, and Karla Wile%.
FOURTH GRADE-Trevor
Seay, Zach Taylor, and Sam Ray.
FIFTH GRADE-Ronnie
Brown, Brittany Davis, Jennifer
Johnson, Ryan Taylor, and James
White.
SEVENTH GRADE--Jeffrey
Pitts.


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together they. have two children,
Brooke and Jessi. The family are
currently attending Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church in Port
St. Joe.
The candidate is half owner
and operator of St. Joe Shrimp
Company, which is located on
Highway C-30. The family-owned
company has been serving over
20 businesses from Pensacola to
Apalachicola with fresh seafood
for over 20 years.
Moore's campaign stand will
be environmentally friendly. He
knows first hand how important
the Gulf County area bays and
inlets are. He also realizes how
important new and good paying
jobs are to the residents of the
county.
Moore pledges a determina-
tion to work extremely hard with
the other four commissioners and
Gulf County citizens to make the
county the best county In Florida.
"I would like to thank all
those individuals who have
approached me with their sup-
port, and wish all the candidates
running for office good luck," stat-
ed Moore.


Curry Second at VOD Districts
Lisa Curry of Port St. Joe won second place in the recent
Voice of Democracy contest at the district level. She had won
first place at the post level. Shown in the photo above is Jr. Vice
Dick Seefeldt presenting Curry with a certificate, a second place
medal, and a check for $75. The local post sponsored Curry in
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Butler, EM/911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Comm. Billy Traylor, and maintenance employee Steve Mork are shown during a walk-
through of work being performed on the interior of the 10,000 square foot administration building, located adjacent to the Gulf
County Courthouse. The building's construction is being completed from $300,000 in state grant funds to be used for improvement
toi courthouse facilities.
From left, Comm. Nathan Peters, Comm. Yeager, Mork, Butler, Comm.,: Traylor, Chief Deputy Clerk Doug Birmingham, Bearden,
and Comm. Tommy Knox are.'shown atop the Gulf County Courthouse in a recent on-site inspection .of the facility's roof. It was
replaced a few years ago at which time an extended warranty was purchased by the county. Numerous efforts in the past by the con-
tractor to repair the roof, putting a halt to extensive leaking which has plagued the offices beneath, have been ineffective.
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pany representatives regarding the warranty. County officials have been advised by the warranty company that the policy was "lim-
ited," however, that is apparently not what- the county's policy says.
The board has expressed its interest in proceeding with a long-term solution to the problem by obtaining architectural assistance
in. evaluating additional roofing option designs, preferably one other than a flat surface. A metal pitched design is a possibility which
is to be explored.


Tupelo Bend Leases Up for Auction

Former MKLand Will be Leased for Upcoming Season


By Steve Shea, Wildlife
Biologist, St. Joe Timberland
Company
St. Joe Timberland Company
(SJTC) will offer waterfowl leases
on Tupelo Bend Waterfowl Area
this coming hunting season. The
area is located in Gulf County just
south of Wewahitchka and east of
Highway 71. This area, formerly
known as MK Ranch, had several
thousand acres of impoundments
that were flooded as part of craw-
fish and rice farming operations
during the 1970's, 80's, and early
90's. During this time the area
was known- to be a waterfowl
bonanza. Thousands of ducks,
geese, and snipe wintered on the
area every year. The area was a


public waterfowl hunting area
during the mid-1980's and-
hunted privately at other times.
SJTC purchased the property
in 1994 for silvicultural opera-
tions.- However, in 1998 the
Company changed management
emphasis on, the area and initi-
ated plans to create a waterfowl
management area. Last year eight
impoundments totaling over 600
acres were planted and flooded for
waterfowl. This year 19 impound-'
ments totaling, approximately
1,100 acres will be flooded for
waterfowl.
Of this acreage, seven
impoundments (331 acres) will be
leased to private hunting clubs to


Scholarship Supporters
The John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 recently donated a
check to the Davida Byrd Scholarship Fund. Before her death,
Davida was a post and district first place winner in the Voice of
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#10069. Shown in the photo above is Jr. Vice Dick Seefeldt pre-
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geese, snipe, doves). No public
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area. Hunting will not be allowed
on approximately one half of
flooded impoundments, which will
function as a refuge for waterfowl.
Thousands of ducks could be
observed on the area last year
after winter cold fronts moved
through the area. Only limited
hunting was allowed on the area
,in 1999. Waterfowl that were har-
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pintails, widgeon, gadwall, blue-
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Opening Day for Wewa Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball


' The universe may possibly
have begun with a "big bang," but
the Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
Boys' Baseball and Girls' Softball
leagues definitely began their first
season in the new millennium
with a giant explosion as they
held their opening day last
Saturday.
The city combined with the
Dixie League to host a combina-
tion grand opening for the T.L.
James Complex and the opening
day for the new baseball and soft-
ball seasons. Over 1,000 people
were on hand to view the cere-
monies, watch the games, and eat
the good food served at the new
concession stand.
Mayor Ray Dickens began the
ceremony by introducing various
state, city, and county dignitaries,
including State Representative
Bev Kilmer, who threw out the
first pitch, City Commissioner
Tony Justice, City Superintendent
Chipper Wade, Gulf C. I. Superin-
tendent Henry Alford. County
Commissioners Billy Traylor.
Johnny Stanley, Warren Yeager,
and Tommy Knox.
Both Traylor and Kilmer com-
mented that the funding for the
park was for the kids and. not for
their recognition. Superintendent
Alford reaffirmed the use of
inmates from Gulf C.I. for local
projects such as T.L. James.
After the ribbon cutting,
Commissioner Knox and Yeager
presented to Don Rich, president
of the league, a check for $9,000
to help fund the Dixie League
Majors State Tournament (12 and
under) to be hosted by Wewa
beginning July 29th.
After it was announced that


Wewahitchka would host the state
tournament, Fred Croon, the dis-
trict director, and Charles
Kirkland, the state director, were
introduced to the crowd.
Mr. Kirkland complimented
the city for the wonderful facilities
and congratulated the community
for hosting the state tournament.
Also, he encouraged the youth to
apply for over 20 scholarships
given out each year to students in
Florida who played at least one
year in the Dixie league.
After the ceremonies, opening
day games were held on all four
fields representing the T-
ball/Coach Pitch, Minor League,
Major League, Softball League,
and the Dixie Boys. During the
games, the brand new combina-
tion concession stand/press box
was open for business for the first
time, along with the operation of
the new scoreboards provided for
each field.
For the remainder of the sea-
son. all games will be played on
Tuesday and Fridays at 5:00
p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. The conces-
sion stand will be open each game
night throughout the season.
League officials are still
accepting donations for the state


tournament. Please send all dona-
tions to the Wewa Dixie Youth
Association, P.O. Box 1360,


Wewahitchka, FL 32465, or con-
tact league president Don Rich at
639-5108.


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PSJ Band

Boosters Meeting
The monthly Port St. Joe
Band Booster meeting is to be
held Monday, April 3, in the high
school band room. The meeting,
will begin at 7:30 p.m. They need
all the parents of band members
to come out and participate in
these meetings.
The band is also doing a fund-
raiser, taking donations on $100
of free groceries to be given away
at George Duren's Piggly Wiggly.
They will be giving away on May
19th at the Spring jamboree foot-
ball game. Tickets are $1 each.


Mahlkov Joins

Fantasy Property
Gregg Mahlkov has joined
Fantasy Properties. Inc.., as a real-
tor associate. Gregg will be work-
ing out of the Cape SanBlas office
located at 2221 C.R. C-30 in
Simmons Bayou.
Prior to becoming a licensed
real estate salesperson, he had a
long career in railroad sales in
Louisiana, Ohio, Maryland,
Georgia, and Indiana, before to
taking over the sales function of
the local railroad here in 1981.
Gregg would welcome assist-
ing his friends and former associ-'
ates at the AN Railroad and St.
Joe Forest Products In selling or
buying real estate in the Port St.
Joe and Cape. San Blas areas.



These teeball players are starting out early learning good.
sportsmanship as they shake hands following each game.



Gulf Rifle Club


Matches Saturday


The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
three separate rifle matches, a .22
RF metallic silhouette match, a
hi-power metallic silhouette
match, and a "buffalo" match on
Saturday morning, April 1st. The
matches will start at 9:00. There
has been ,very good participation
in these matches and all rifle
shooters are Invited to come out
and see how many steel targets
you can hit.
The .22 rimfire match will
.consist of 40 shots fired at metal
targets placed at 40, 60, 75, and
100 yards from the firing line. Ten
shots will be fired at each distance
and the target must be toppled
from the stand to count as a hit.
The hi-power match will con-


Horton
-From Page 1
unteering in various capacities as
an assistant Boy Scout leader,
volunteer ambulance service
member, former Jaycee, and a lit-
tle league coach for many years.
The incumbent candidate
pledges to continue to bringing
quality leadership to the city
while making himself available to
every citizen of Port St. Joe with
fair and equal representation.
Horton is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Horton. He and his
wife, Carol, have two children,
Deanna and Austin, and a
deceased son, Chris.
He appreciates the support of
those who elected him and
expressed his desire to continue
serving the city.


sist of 20 shots, with five shots
fired at metal chickens placed at
200 yards and five shots each at
metal pigs, turkeys, and rams
placed at 300 yards. In both,'
matches all shots are fired while
in the standing position.
The "buffalo" match consists
of a total of 20 shots. There will be
five shots each at metal targets at
100, 200, and 300 yards and five
shots at a paper target at a dis-
tance chosen before the match
begins. All shots are shot with the
aid of cross sticks while' the
shooter is in the sitting position.
Only open or peep type sights are
allowed and only cast bullets with
a minimum caliber of .375 may be
used. This match favors the single
shot rifle in calibers such as
45/70.
Last Saturday the club held,
its monthly police pistol combat
and FPOA 'bullseye matches.
Houston Whitfield won the PPC
match, Carl Kleinschmidt was
second. and Calvin Dean was in
third place.
Whitfield also won the bulls-;
eye match. Dean won second
place and Kleinschmidt won third
place.



DRA Meeting,
The Downtown Redevelop-
ment Agency will hold its monthly
meeting on Tuesday, April 11th.
at 6:15 p.m., ET. The meeting will
be held at Preble-Rish, Inc., locat-
ed at 401 Reid Avenue in Port St.
Joe. All members are urged to
attend.

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Lady Gators Improve to 12-2 Overall


WHS Lady Gators Softball Team
Kneeling from left are Christi Ward, Brittney Grice, Krystal
Hendricks, .Kimberly McMillion, Lindsay Miller, and Brandi
Sasser. Standing in' rear, from left, are Shray Gibault, Laura
Husband, Kristin Jones, Judith Husband, Sarah Carter, and
Ashley Berens.



Apalachicola River


Big Mess Follow-up


The first annual Big River
Cleanup was a' great success.
More than 200 people enthusias-
tically gave up a beautiful
Saturday morning to. pick up
other people's trash all up and
down the Apalachicola River.
,Participants included middle
school students from Bristol,
alternative spring breakers from'
Illinois, Boy Scouts, members of
the. 'Wewa and Gulf County
Search and Rescue squads that
turned out' in force,. plus a whole
lot, of other people who care
deeply about the Apalachicola
River.
The amount and variety of
trash picked up was amazing. A
lot of big dumpsters were filled
with tires,, stoves, massive chunks.
of styrofoam (from floats ,and
houseboats), channel markers,
parts of boats and cars, barrels,
dog houses and pens, doors and
an",unbelievable number of bait
buckets and old coolers.
,,7They left signs behind saying,
"This area was picked up by your
fripeids during the Big River
Cleanup-Please help keep it
clean." They are hoping some of
these folks will pay attention and
stop making such a mess.
Originally, it was thought
there would only need to be one
Big River Cleanup. However, after
* a hard day of work, .everyone con-
cluded there was too Much stuff
in the river to pick it up in one
day. A number of the organizers
decided to spend a few more days
focusing on some particularly
messy areas, and expressed clear
support for making the cleanup.
an annual event.
Great possibilities exist for
combining a yearly cleanup with a
fund raising event for' different
organizations (i.e., Rotary, Search
and Rescue, Scouts, etc.). that,
participate. Such an annual event
would also increase awareness of
the consequences of littering
Florida's biggest river.


-.; RALPH
. CERTIFIED


Organizers wish to extend a
hearty "Thank You!" to everybody
involved,


N. D. Langston
Youth Scholarship
Foundation Event
Florida Department of Labor
Secretary Mary B. Hooks and
State Representative Allen Bense,
of Panama City, will be the fea-
tured guest speakers at the Norris
D. Langston Youth Scholarship,
Foundation's annual ceremony.
The annual activities will take
place on Thursday, June 29th,
beginning at 6:30 p.m. (eastern
time) in the Port St. Joe High,
.School Commons Area.
The general public is cordially
invited and encouraged to take
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WEWAHITCHKA 34, FAMU 3
THURSDAY, MARCH 23RD
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators took advantage of 19 walks
and 15 errors by FAMU for a 34-3
victory in Thuirsday's run-rule
shortened game. The Lady Gators
scored 22 runs in the bottom of
the first inning, before adding two
in the second, seven in the third
and three in the fourth.
Judith Husband (10-2) tossed
one no-hit inning to pick up the
win on the mound for Wewahitch-
ka (11-2). Brandi Sasser gave up
one earned run on two hits, one
walk and struck-out four batters
in her four innings of relief.
Brandi Sasser went three for
four with an RBI to lead
Wewahitchka offensively. Shray
Gilbault and Sarah Carter each
were two for four'with an RBI, and
Kristin Jones had a double and an
RBI.
"We were expecting a tough
game from FAMU, but their pitch-


Ing and defense fell apart," said
coach Charles Fortner. "We scored
a lot of runs, but most of them
came from 19 walks and at least
15 errors, not a very pretty sight."
FAMU100 20 -3 215
WHS(22) 2 7 3 x -3415 2
WEWAHITCHKA 7, CHATTAHOOCHEE 5
TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators improve to 12-2 overall on
the season, taking advantage of
five walks., fve errors and numer-
ous passed balls to defeat Chatta-
hoochee 7-5 in Tuesday's match-
up.
* Judith Husband (11-2) picked
up her 11th win of the season,
allowing three earned runs on six
hits and struck-out 10 batters on
the mound for the Lady Gators.
Christy Ward accounted for
all of Wewahitchka's offense with
to singles.
"We didn't play well, but we
still won," said head coach


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Lady Sharks Split Games


PORT ST. JOE 2, RUTHERFORD 4
THURSDAY, MARCH 23RD
The Port, St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 6-5 on the season with
a 4-2 loss to Rutherford in Thurs-
day's match-up. The Lady Sharks
scored one run in the top of the
first inning, but Rutherford
bounced backed with two runs in
the bottom half of the inning for a
2-1 lead. Port St. Joe tied the
game at 2-2 in the fifth, before the
Lady Rams added one run in the
bottom of the fifth and one in the'
sixth for.the win.
Alisha Barber started on the
mound for the Lady Sharks and
allowed two earned runs on two
hits in her two and two-thirds
innings. Julie Lanford gave up
one earned run on three hits in
two and two-thirds innings of"
relief. Bonnie Belin allowed one
earned run on no hits in .two-
thirds of an inning of relief.
Belin led the Sharks at the
plate with a double and two RBI.
Megan Johnson, Julie Lanford,
Neikole Royster and Jessica Sher-
rill each added a single for Port St.
Joe. ,
"Inexperience and youth
plague the Lady Sharks," said
coach Jim Belin. ."But they are
getting better, and I feel we will
peak at the right time this year."
PSJ 100 0100- 2 5 1
RHS 200 0 11 x--4 5 1
PORT ST. JOE 8, APALACHICOLA 7
TUESDAY, MARCH: 28TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
remained undefeated in District
3-2A play with Tuesday's 8-7 vic-
tory over Apalachicola in eight
innings. The Lady Sharks led 7-6
going into the top of the seventh
inning, in which Apalachicola,
scored one run to tie the game at
7-7. Port St. Joe sent one run
across the plate in the bottom of
the eighth inning for the win.
"It was our first game under
the new lights, and we had our
largest crowd of the season," said
head coach Jim Belin..
Bonnie Belin (5-0) allowed six
earned runs on six hits, two walks


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and struck-out five batters to pick
up her fifth win on the mound for
the Lady Sharks.
Belin also led Port St. Joe at
the plate, going three" for four with
a homerun, a triple and three RBI.
Neikole Royster was two for four
with two doubles and two RBI.
Julie Lanford, Jessica Sherrill,
Kristin Abrams and Megan John-
son each added a single for the
Lady Sharks (7-5).
AHS 040 0 20 10-7 6 3
PSJ 103 0 30 0 1-8 9,2


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certificates. It is located at 3800
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is more heart rendering than the accidental death of a
child due to poisoning. But fortunately, none is more
easily preventable.
If you have children, or any visit your home, please
do the following at once. Store all medicines and house-
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Sharks Improve to 3-1 in District Play


PORT ST. JoE 8, WEWAHITCHKA 4
THURSDAY, MARCH 23RD
The Port St. Joe Sharks
jumped out to an early 5-2 lead,
and held on for an 8-4 victory over
the Wewahitchka Gators in
Thursday night's match-up. The
S Sharks added two runs in the top
of the fourth inning and one in the
fifth to take an 8-2 lead. Wewa-
hitchka scored, its final two runs
of the game in the bottom of the
sixth inning.
Steve Lowrey (2-0) allowed'
three earned runs on four hits
and five walks to pick up the win
on the mound for the Sharks.
Lowrey struck-out seven batters
in his five and one-third innings.
If Brad Knox struck-out one and
walked one in his one and two-
third innings of relief.
Ryan Stephens was two for
three with an RBI, and Ashley
Stephens went two for four with
an RBI to lead Port St. Joe offen-
sively. Jacob Tankersley had a
single and two RBI, Brad Knox
had a single and an RBI, and
Koran Peters added a single for
the Sharks (7-9).
? Bradley Shavers gave up
three earned runs on seven hits to
record the loss on the mound for
the Gators (5-10).
Brandon Jones led Wewa-

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hitchka at the plate, going two for
four with a homerun.
PSJ 0 1 4 2 10 0--8 7 3
WHS 00 002 002 0-4 4 5
PORT ST. JOE 11, APALACHICOLA 1
FRIDAY, MARCH 24TH
The Sharks scored four runs
in the bottom of the sixth inning
to put the mercy-rule in effect in
Friday night's 11-1 victory over
Apalachicola. Port St. Joe scored
one run in the first and four in the
second to take a 5-0 lead.
Apalachicola scored its only run
in the top of the third inning. The
Sharks improved to (8-9) overall
on the season.
Adam Hamm (3-4) struck-out
seven batters and allowed only
one earned run on five hits and
three walks to record the win on
the mound for the Sharks. Jaxmes
Daniels struck-out one and
walked one in his one-third of an
inning in relief.
Bryce Thomas went two for
three with an RBI, .and Ashley
Stephens was two for four to lead
Port St. 'Joe's nine hit attack.
Jacob Tankersley had a single
and three RBI; James Daniels had
a single and two RBI; Brett Jeff-


coat had a double; while Matt
Caswell and Steve Lowrey each
added a single for the Sharks.
"Things seem to be turning
around for us finally," said coach
Buck Watford. "The senior leader-
ship on this team should be com-
mended for. keeping things posi-
tive while we were struggling


defensively. Our hitting and pitch-
ing has been good, but we have
battled a confidence problem in
the field. If we can continue to
avoid the big inning from making
mistakes, this team has a chance
to be pretty competitive."
AHS 001 000 -1 5 4
PSJ 140 024 -119 1


PSJ Sharks Bryce Thomas (34) and Stephen Lowrey (8),
shown sliding home- safely, both scored on Daniels' bunt which
was mishandled by the defense.


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James Daniels (21) lays down a bunt in the second inning of
Friday night's district win against Apalachicola. He later scored
by stealing home on a passed ball.


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During April many of Florida's
freshwater fishes will be "bed-
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In addition, the weather is
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for anglers. For people who aren't
sure whether they want to buy a
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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-
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, conta&
Simona Beard at 229-9291
Monday through Friday from 8:00
a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
www.state.fl.us/fwc/fishing/sche
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ing events that are being planned
around the state to help promote
fishing. All other rules pertaining
to bag and size limits, and gear
restriction still apply.
If you are hooked on fishing,
after trying it for free, consider the
five-year freshwater fishing
license offered by the FWC. All
fishing license revenue (except the
handling fees) go to the FWC for
conservation.. In addition, each
license buyer helps recover 'more
of your excise taxes from the fed-
eral government for sport fish
restoration projects.


EIGHTH GRADE SHARKS-Kneeling (I to r): Ashley Haddock, Austin Horton, B. J. Strickland,
Collins Abrams, and Stephen Besore. Standing: Coach Duane McFarland, Cody Strickland, Jason
Mathes, Chris Shearer, Kale Guillot, Stephen Tarantino, Nick Reynolds, and Coach Martin Adkison.

PSJ Middle School Baseball Program
The Port St. Joe Middle School Baseball teams wrapped up their seasons with a double-head-
er sweep,of the Wewahitchka High School junior varsity baseball team on March 10th. The eighth
grade team finished with a record of 3- 1, while the seventh grade team ended with a 2-2 record.
The teams also competed against the junior varsity squad from Apalachicola High School this
-season.
The coaching staff would like to thank the players for their hard work and effort, and also
wish them much success while participating in the Dixie Boys baseball program.


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S 1-It's a common fear. The fear
that with the onset of advanced
age- we'll lose the ability to think
clearly and become feeble minded.
But growing older doesn't neces-
sarily mean that thinking ability
declines. "There is some indica-
tion that response time slows
down, even in healthy older
adults, but that doesn't mean that
thinking is, impaired," says
Radford University psychology
professor and Alzheimer's disease
researcher Thomas Pierce.
At RU's Center for Brain
Research in Radford, Virginia,
Pierce conducts research that

Archaeological
Survey Update
by Caroline Hunsley
.Ranger David Foote summa-
rized the findings of the recent
archaeological survey i team for
those attending the St, Joe Bay
Committee meeting on Thursday,
March 9th.
Not just a mission, the
Spanish fort site, near t1 e north-
ern- tip of the peninsula, was a
complete town, said Ranger
Foote, a presidio populated by
over 2,000 people. The fort was
only on the peninsula for four
years before the Spanish moved
to Santa Rosa Island.
--Because of the clinging
beach environment. almost noth-
ing of the fort remains-. Moat of it
was buried in the bay long ago. As
Ranger Foote explained, the'tip is
one of die most dynamic systems
in the world, rivaling an active,
volcano.",
In regards to the steamboat
wreckage of the S.S. Florida, the
survey team documented the site,
as it- was not previously docu-
mented in Tallahassee.
The survey was basically,
done. said Ranger Foote, for his-
(orical interest, and will also allow
a) basis for future funds that, can
be used for further exploration.


compares, the reaction times ot
young people, healthy older peo-
ple and people with Alzheimer's
disease on cognitive tests. "In our
research, older people respond
more slowly, but younger adults
have more mistakes, more errorss"
he says. "It may be the older peo-
ple need to sift through more con-
nections but they take their time
and get it right."
Pierce says that impaired or
confused thought in older age,
often, called senility or dementia,
is associated with physical prob-
lems that can accompany age, but
don't necessarily arrive because a
person survives to an advanced
age-Azheimer's disease or
strokes', for example. But Pierce
says that a healthy older person
who exercises both mind and
body cap maintain agile thinking
abilities i no matter their age-
especially if they work at it.
According to Pierce, the keys
to -maintaining a healthy ,older
brain are| the same as those for
maintaining a healthy older
body-good nutrition and exer-
cise. Tmring new experiences and
thinking in different or complex
ways can be the equivalent of a
brain workout on a neural
Nautilus machine, he. says. "Try
something new;, likemaybe learn-
ing how to? use a computer pro-
-gram. Anything associated with
curiosity can help establish, and
., maintain heural connections.
Challenge %yurself to learn and do
new things -. ,.,1
Without, a doubt, certain
brain injuries or diseases can
have long-term consequences.
"But if you're healthy and want to
keep your /brain alive and
.vibrant," says'Pierce, "all it takes
is a regular workout." "Just as
you feel a bit tired after a physical
Workout, you might feel tired after
a mental workout,"
In essence, says Pierce, "your
brain is more. likely to stay
healthy if you have fun learning
as much as you can, no matter
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St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve

Will Protect Watershed That Feeds Into The Bay


by Caroline Hunsley
Manager of the St. Joseph
Bay buffer preserve properties,
Roy Ogles explained the impor-
tance of the buffer properties to
those who attended the St. Joe
Bay Committee on Thursday,
March 9th.
The key reason for preserving
the buffer properties, said Mr.
Ogles, is to preserve the quality of
the marine 'life in St. Joseph Bay.


He wenton to explain how the two
are connected.
The buffer preserves contain
the watershed that, feeds water
into the bay. The way to protect
this watershed is to purchase, the
land containing it and prevent
development from occurring on 'it.
The watershed, as Mr. Ogles
indicated on a projected image of
the buffer preserve map, drains


south into canals that run under
C-30, then directly- into St.
Joseph Bay. If that water is pro-
tected and not developed, it will
help to keep the bay environment
healthy.
The Buffer Preserve Project
encompasses about 6,000 acres.
To. date, the state of Florida has
purchased about 936+ acres .of
terrestrial lands and 400 acres of'
required lease purchases.
The state is attempting to
purchase the most environmen-
tally sensitive land first, that
which best protects the watershed
area.
Public access will be allowed
on these lands, though the state
does not intend to spend a Jlot
more money to make them recre-
ational. Options are still open as
to the recreational designation of
these parcels. One option cur-
rently being discussed is the use
of some buffer preserve land as a
hunting preserve.
The area known as Richard-
son Hammock, previously owned
by Troy Deals, was bought by the
state in four parcels. It is an
important addition to the buffer
preserves, said "Mr. Ogles,.
because the great salt marsh
adjacent to this land is vital to the


life of St. Joseph Bay as a nursery
for marine creatures.
Port St. Joe is dependent on
the healthy condition of St.
Joseph Bay. If the bay marine
creatures are not allowed to prop-
agate and grow, they will cease to
exist. If they cease to exist, then
both the economy and recreation-
al pastimes of the area's citizens
will suffer the consequences.


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suing plans to capitalize .on the
economic opportunities available
to them.
"I am pleased that I could
.help Florida's rural counties live
up to their potential. Thanks to
this funding and the tireless
efforts of the Florida Association
of Counties, our rural counties
will have an opportunity to grow
further."
Mary Kay Cariseo, Executive
Director of the Florida Association
of Counties, commented on the
Association's efforts to secure
funding for this important project.
"The Association had, submitted
various grants to federal agencies
to provide assistance to rural
counties in Florida but we were
unsuccessful.
"Congressman Boyd reviewed
our plans.and took up our cause
to ensure that rural counties in
Florida received support in their
economic development efforts. We
are very grateful for his hard work
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announced the final approval of
$855,635 in federal funds for the
Florida Association of Counties
(FAC) to develop a project to assist
rural counties in building eco-
nomic development capacity.
Congressman Boyd, as a
member of the House
Appropriations Committee,
secured the funding for this Rural
Capacity Building Pilot Project
during last year's appropriation
process. The money will be made
available through a U.S.
Department of Housing and
Urban Development Economic
Development Initiative Special,
Project Grant.
FAC 'will implement the two
year pilot project in ten Florida
counties with populations under
75,000. Each pilot site will receive
assistance from experienced eco-
nomic development professionals.
These individuals will work with
local leaders to guide strategic
planning and help identify action
steps for furthering economic or
tourism development in the
county.
Project staff -will provide a
host of services to participating
counties, including assistance
with marketing, research, grant
writing and administration, web-
site development, land use and
environmental planning, public
and private partnership develop-
mentand staff recruitment..
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The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society's exceeded its set goal of $1,000.


White Elephant Sale Was A "Big" Success


Anchor Realty & Mortgage
Company held a special- fund-
raising event Saturday, March 25,
to benefit the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society. A white elephant
sale was held which featured
donated items by Gulf County cit-
izens who realized the need to
support efforts to build an animal


shelter for Gulf County.
Olivier Monod, owner of
Anchor Realty, offered the ser-
vices of his staff for weeks in
preparation for this event. The
intended goal of $1,000 was
exceeded and SJBHS was
awarded $1,185.76 at the end of


this highly successful activity.
The St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society sincerely ,appreciates the
efforts of Anchor Realty's crew
and all the generous citizens of
Gulf County who donated the
items which were sold. They are
very proud and encouraged by
this team effort.


Gulf County youth joined
together last Saturday, March
25th, at the Washington
Improvement Group Teen Center

Breast-Feeding

Training &

Support Group
There will be a breast-feeding
training and support group meet-
ing the first Monday of each
month in Port St. Joe from 6:30
until 7:00 p.m., ET for educa-
tional training. Also from. 7:00
until 8:00 p.m., ET support
group/Q&Q will be held, at First
Presbyterian Church located at
508 16th Street in Port St. Joe.
The training/group will also
be meeting the second Monday of
each month in Wewahitchka from
6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., CT, for
educational training and from
7:00 until 8:00 p.m., CT, for sup-
port group/Q&A, at First United
Methodist Church located on.
Highway 71 in Wewahitchka.

For further information please
call a certified lactation counselor
at 227-1276, extension 1,70.


for the "SWAT Talent Search
2000."
The focus of this event, spon-
sored by the Tobacco-Free
Partnership of. Gulf County and
Washington Improvement Group,
was to draw attention to the need
to eliminate tobacco use among
youth and the marketing of tobac-
co products to children.
Event participants enjoyed: a
fun-filled evening of good music,
great food, and lots of local talent.
Although the event was fun and
games, the message was serious
-"Tobacco Kills."


Sabrina Burke, Gulf County
Tobacco Prevention Coordinator,
presented the sobering, facts.,
Approximately 434,000 Ameri-'n
cans die each year from tobacco-.
related illnesses. Tobacco kills,
more Americans each year than;
car accidents, alcohol,. heroine,.
crack, cocaine, murder, and sui-
cide combined.
The death retes are even.
higher among among African-,
Americans-mortality rates are
about 20% higher among African-'
Americans than among cau-
casians.


Joe Fontaine
Joe Fontaine, 63, of Mexico
Beach, passed away Wednesday,
March 22, in Bay Medical Center
from pneumonia. A native of
Montgomery, Alabama, he had
been a resident here since 1971.
He retired from Bell South in
1997 after 37 years. He was a
dedicated blood donor having
donated over 13 gallons in his life-
time. He was a veteran of the U. S.
Navy having served three years in
Japan. He lived a very joyful and
fulfilling life getting the most out
of every day. He never met a
stranger and there wasn't a soul
that he would not help.
Mr. Fontaine is survived by
his wife of 40 years, Betty
Fontaine of Mexico Beach; two
sons, Joey Fontaine and his wife
Becky of Pearl, Mississippi, Lee
Fontaine and his wife Debbie of-
Dalkeith; one daughter, Dawn
Fontaine of Mexico Beach; three.
grandchildren, Lindsey and Trey
Fontaine- of Pearl, Mississippi;
Bailee Fontaine of Dalkeith; three


brothers, Ben Fontaine of
Lexington, Kentucky, Winston
Fontaine of Pensacola, and Fred
Fontaine of Montgomery,
Alabama; five sisters, Martha
Cook of Wetumpka, Alabama,
Ruth Merkal of Montgomery,
Alabama, Sara Jo Bagley of
Eclectic, Alabama, Florine Knapp
of Millbrook, Alabama, and Betty
Bair of York, Pennsylvania; and
many friends too numerous to
mention.
Funeral services were con-
ducted on ,Friday, March 24, at
11:00 a.m., ET, in the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe.
Interment followed in Holly Hill
. Cemetery.,
The following gentlemen
served as pallbearers Frasier
Myers, Brad Williams, Tom Nolan,
George Hunter, Danny Faircloth,
Bud Holcomb, Johnny Fortner,
and Delano Suggs. Honorary pall-
bearers, were Ted Walker. Wendell
Holley. Harold Davis, Ray Lewis,
Jim Diets, Tommy. Pitts, Mike
Smith, and all past and present
employees of Bell South.


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Seeking A Good Home
Pixie and Dixie, the two pups
,pictured, along with others at the
humane society, are in need of a
good home.
At present, the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society has a total' of 20'
puppies;: five cats of which -fouri
are female and one is a male; 'and:
five dogs that are free to a good
home. These dogs have been


spayed and neutered..
For more information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
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FEBRUARY 8, 2000
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on February 8, 2000, at
8:00 a.m., CT, in the Media Center of
Wewahitchka High School. The following
members were present: Oscar Redd, Mary
Pridgeon, David Byrd, Caroline Norton, and
Charlotte Pierce. The Superintendent and
Board Attorney were also present.
Chairman Redd presided.
RECOGNITIONS: The following recog-
nitions were made by the Superintendent
and Board:
1998 Perfect Attendance Teachers:
Grant Grantham, Bill Monks, and Terry
Stryker.
Florida School District Scholarship
Program Award: Caleb Cutchin.
Disney's Dreamers _& Doers:
Elementary Winner Jessica Jones,
Wewahitchka Elementary School; Middle
School Kenny McFarland, Port St. Joe
Middle School; High School Sarah Bailey,
Wewahitchka High School.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: The following
individuals addressed the Board regarding
Ms. Joy Ailes' contract status: Tom
Wazlavek, Judy Campbell, Nicholas Chan,
Lindsey Carter, Carolyn Husband, Ryan
Martin, Mary Gibson. Daniel Jordan and
Rose McCorvey. Mr. Wazlavek and Ms.
Campbell also addressed the Board regard-
ing administrative salary ratings.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA. On motion
by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
agenda.
SCHOOL PROGRAM PRESENTA-
TIONS: Annual school program presenta-
tions were made by the following:
Gulf County Adult School Sue
Dickens
Wewahitchka Elementary School Sue
McDaniel & Students
Wewahitchka High School Bill Truby
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous
vote, the Board took noted action on the fol-
lowing consent items:
Approval of Minutes: The Board
approved minutes for January 11, 2000.
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills: The
Board approved the following budget
amendments and payment of bills:
Budget Amendment IV General Fund
Budget Amendment IV Special Revenue,
Other, Federal
Budget Amendment IV Capital. Projects,
PECO
Correspondence: The Board acknowl-
edged correspondence from the Spotball
Barbee family.
Personnel: The Board tabled adminis-
trative salary ratings until union negotia-
tions are settled. The Board approved non-
instructional salary schedules for the 1999-
2000 school year.
Approved the transfer of Lois Byrd
from her teaching position at Port St. Joe
Elementary to Center Manager for the
District's Early Childhood Centers.
Approved family medical leave request
of Regina Capps beginning April 13, 2000
through the end of the 1999-2000 school
year.
Approved Elaine Layton and Hattie


Hunter as homebound teachers for the
1999-2000 school year.
Approved James Daniels, Sr., as a
Maintenance II worker with five years expe-
rience granted effective February 1, 2000.
Accepted resignation o0 Pansy Wymes
from her position of school food service
worker at Wewahitchka Elementary School
effective January 26, 2000.
Approved LaDonna Price as an Aide III
at Wewahitchka Elementary School for ten
hours per week for the remainder of the
1999-2000 school year.
Approved Paulette Best as an Aide III
at Port St. Joe Elementary School for ten
hours per week for the remainder of.the
1999-2000 school year.
Approved Doreen Mork as an Pre-K
Aide III at Port St.. Joe Elementary six hours
per day effective February 9, 2000 for the
remainder of the 1999-2000 school year.
Accepted resignation of Rhonda House
from her position of bus driver effective
February 15, 2000.
Accepted resignation of Tammy Owens
from her supplementary position as girls'
assistant track coach at Port St. Joe High
School for the 2000 spring season.
Approved Ben McCroan for the supple-
mentary pay position of girls' assistant
track coach at Port St. Joe High School for
the 2000 spring season.
Approved medical leave of absence for
Donna Walker from her position of
Secretary I-A in the Maintenance depart.
ment from October 8, 1999 through the end
of the 1999-2000 school year.
Approved the following substitute
teachers for the 1999-2000 school year:
Ronda Caswell.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mr.
Byrd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the follow-
ing bid matters:
Awarded bid #00-009 to Edu Tek of
Gainesville, Florida.
Awarded bid #00-0-011 for gym floor
replacement to Trident Surfacing and bid
#00-0-012 for computers to Dynasty
Technologies.
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Norton,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
an additional cost of $1,750.00 for the soft-
ball field lighting project at Port St. Joe
High School.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board took noted
action on the following program matters:
Approved the HRMD Performance
Appraisal system as submitted.
Approved submission of the 2000-
2001 Challenge grant as presented.
Approved Medicaid billing contract for
March 31, 2000 through September 30,
2001.
Approved submission of the DJJ
Community Partnership grant for the 2000-
2001 school year as presented.
Approved School Improvement Plan
Reports of Adequate Progress Interim
Reviews from all schools for the 1999-2000
school year as submitted.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: The
Board reviewed the following items (no
action taken):


Proposal by Valery Insurance Agency,
Inc. for a group Medicare supplement.
Resolution from Governor Jeb Bush
recognizing Student Services Week,
February 7 through 11, 2000.
Facility use request for Port St. Joe
Elementary School auditorium by Cindy
Belin for a recital on February 25. Proceeds
from the recital will be donated to Port St.
Joe High School Band of Gold Majorettes.
School Resource Officers' Monthly
Activity Reports for January, 2000.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
11:50 a.m.
FEBRUARY 23, 2000
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on February 23, 2000, at
9:00 a.m., ET, in the Administrative Offices
of the Gulf County School Board.
.. The following members were present:
Oscar Redd, Mary Pridgeon, David, Byrd,
Caroline Norton, and Charlotte Pierce. The
Superintendent was also present.
Chairman Redd presided.
WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT'
ARCHITECT PRESENTATIONS:
Presentations by potential architectural
firms for a construction project at
Wewahitchka Elementary School were made
to the Board and a committee comprised of
the following individuals: Rosa Barnes, Bill
Carr, Charles Cleckley, Linda Whitfield, and
Clayton Wooten.
The following architectural firms made
presentations:
Barnett, Fronczak Architects
Gaskin, ARA
Paul Donofro & Associates
Collins & Associates
JRA Architects
Kleski & Associates
Harvard, Jolly, Clees, Toppe
The Board set a special meeting for
March 1, 2000 at 1:00 p.m., ET, to select
the architect for a construction project to
build additional classrooms at
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
MARCH 1, 2000
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on March 1, 2000, at 1:00
p.m., ET, in the Administrative Offices of
the Gulf County School Board. The follow-
Ing members were present: Oscar Redd,
Mary Pridgeon, Caroline Norton, and
Charlotte Pierce. The Superintendent was
also present.
Chairman Redd presided.
WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ARCHITECT
SELECTION: On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon,.
second by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved Gaskin. ARA, as
the first choice of architectural firms with
which to begin negotiations.
. On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Paul Donofro & Associates
as the second ranked architectural firm.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Harvard, Jolly, Clees,
Toppe as the third ranked architectural
firm.


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Revival At H. V.
Baptist Church
The Highland View Baptist Winnie Nunner
Church would like to extend an
invitation to the public to attend Vinnie Nunnery, 88, of
revival services on Sunday, April 2 WeZahitchka, passed away
through Wednesday, April 51 The Thusday evening, March 23, in
services will begin Sunday orn- Panuna City. A native of Bonifay,
ing at 11:00 a.m., with evnIng she' had been a resident of
services Sunday through Wedes- Wevahitchka for over 70 years.
day beginning at 7:00 p.m. rTe Survivors include her chil-
church is located at the cornm of Lonnie Nunnery and wife
Ling Street and Cobia Avenue"in dren, Lonnie Nunnery and wife
Highland Viewin Besie of Wewahitchka, Ruby Lee
Highland View.Sa p and husband Riley of
Dr. Robin Jumper, assis t Permacola, Ann Hysmith, Bill
professor of Evangelism d Nunnery and wife Donna, Dewey
Missions at the Florida Bap t Nunnery and wife Hazel, Charles
Theological College in Gracevil Nunnery and wife Ann, all of
will be the revival speaker. Wewahitchka, Ouida Pearl Singley
Jumper is originally from Ne husband Dan of Gulfport,.
Albany, Mississippi He graduate Mississippi, and Jimbo Nunnery
from Mississippi College with gion and wife Pat of Wewahitchka; .33
bachelor of arts degree n rel grandchildren, 50 great-grand-
in 1982. In 1985 he received a .cgrd great-great-grand-
master of divinity degree, and in children; 11 great-great-grand-
19 a doctor of philosophy children; and 11 great-great-great-
degree from New Orleans Baptist grandchildren
Theological Seminary. The funeral services were held
on Sunday, March 25, at 2:00
':Dr. Jumper has served p.m., CT, at the United
churches in Mississippi, Louisi- Pentecostal- Church of Wewa-
ana, Illinois, Alabama, and hitchka, conducted by Reverend
Florida. Rodney Leaman and Reverend
Buddy Caswell of Port St Joe Claude McGill. Interment followed
will lead the music for the revival. in the family plot in Jehu
Buddy has been at First Baptist Cemetery.
Church 'for seven years as their All services were under the
Minister of Music and Youth. rtion of Comforter Funeral
Buddy received a bachelor of
arts in music and religious educa- C. Conley
lion degree from Florida Baptist
Theological College in 1991. He H. C. Conley, 63, of
will graduate this, year from the Wwvahitchka passed away Friday,
'X.ew Orlearq Baptist Seminary.
With a master of arts in Christian For All Your
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Buddy has been married to vertisng Needs
his wife, Rhonda for 21 years and Th S
they have three children, Ryan, The Star
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Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Srurdivant Church Office 227-1493'
Sunday School .. . .... . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning W'orship .. ...11:00 a.m.
'. Suday'Evening Serce . . 6:30 p.m. .
f enesday . ... . .. ...7:00p.m.;
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Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ...... ... .......... 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary .......................... 11:00 a.m., CT

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7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+. Sunday'School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

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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.
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Sunday School ........................................................ 10 a.m .
M morning Service ................................................. 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ............................................. 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & W orship .................................... 7 p.m.
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March 24, due to an extended ill-
ness. H. C. wa born in Calhoun
County on Maith 24, 1936, one of
17 children. He was the son of the
late Alexander and Nora Mae
Conley of Wewahitchka, and
served eight years in the United
States Navy. He moved to several,
places and married the late Ellie
Conley of Boston, Massachusetts.
After moving his wife to
Wewahitchka, he painted and ran
heavy equipment for 35 years
until he had to retire.
He is survived by one sister,
Roxie Kemp of Wewahitchka; one.
brother, John D. Conley of Nassau
County; a daughter, Susie
Simmons of Jacksonville; three
sons, Tommy of Jacksonville,
Hank and Josh, both of
Wewahitchka; and seven grand-
children and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, March 27, at 3:00 p.m.,
CT at First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka with Reverend Mike
Stroud officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in the family plot in Jehu
Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, .Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.

Richard E. Prange
Richard E. :'Cookle" Prange,
60, of Wewahitchka. died early
Friday morning, March 24, in his
residence in Wewahitchka. A
native of Buffalo, New York, he
has been a resident of
Wewahitchka since 1977. He was
a retired veteran of the U. S. Coast
Guard.
Mr. Prange is survived by his
wife Lois of Wewahitchka; two
brothers, Gale Prange of New York
and Bill Prange of Plant City; a
son and daughter-in-law, Gary
and Janet Prange of Buffalo, New
,York; daughters, Karen Turner
and Carol Holmes of Panama City;
a son and daughter-in-law, Paul
and Lisa Prange of Panama City; a
stepdaughter and husband Kay
Beaty and Robert of Wewahitchka;
'a stepson Phillip Allen of
Wewahitchka: a stepdaughter and
husband Evon and Danny
Hysmith of Wewahitchka; a step-
daughter and husband Charlotte
and Mark Moore of Port St. Joe; a
stepdaughter and husband
Rebecca and Robby Kendricks of
Ashlyn, Kentucky; a stepson and
wife Warren L. and Molli Griffin of
-Port": St.: 'Joe; and numerous
grandchildren. He was loved by,
many arid will be greatly missed.
The funeral services were held
on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., CT at
the graveside in Pleasant Rest
Cemetery. with Reverend Bill
Blake officiating. interment fol-
lowed.
All services were under the,
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.

Mar Wasden
,Mae Wasden, age 92, of Port
St. Joh,%died Friday, March 24 in
Sunbridge Care and Rehabilita-
.tion for Bay St. Joseph. Graveside
funeral services were held
Tuesday, March 28, at 3:00 p.m.,
ET, in Holly Hill Cemetery with
Reverend Jesse Evans officiating.
Ms. Wasden was a member of
the First United Methodist
Church. Survivors include Dot
and George Wimberly of
Brunswick, Georgia, LeeAnna and
Jerry Parrish of Port St. Joe, a
special friend, Phyllis Altstaetter
:of Port St. Joe, and numerous
nieces 'and nephews. In. lieu of
flowers, a donation may be made
in her memory to the First United
Methodist Church.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.


Jeff Dykes
Jeff Dykes, 82, of Port St. Joe.
passed away Friday night, March
24, in Bay Medical Center follow-
ing a brief illness. A native of
Greenhead, he had been a lifelong
resident of Port St. Joe.
Survivors include his chil-
dren: a daughter. Diane Watson
and husband Raymond of Port St.
Joe. a son Gene Dykes and wife
Kay of Port St. Joe. a daughter.
Debra Stallings and husband
Spike of Panama City, a daughter,
Peggy Harris and husband Scott
of. Panama City, a son, Tenrr
Dykes of Port St. Joe; two broth-
ers, Josh Dykes and Jim Dykes.
both of Apalachicola: a sister
Boncile Lanzburger of California;
lp 'grandchildren; and 21 great-
grandchildren.
o' He enlisted in the Army Air
Corp in 1941 and received gun-
nery training at Tyndall Field
alongside Clark Gable, Ed
McMan, and George C. Tapper. He
fought in World War II and was a
,highly decorated veteran. He
retired from the US Air Force in
1968 after nearly 22 years of ser-
vice. For many years Jeff Dykes
Insured the quality of drinking
water while working at the
Highland View Water Plant. He.
was a charter member of the John
C. Gainious VFW Post # 10069. -
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley
Bykes;' two "sisters,-, ,and three
brothers, :and a son. .
The funeral service was held
on Monday, March 27, at 11:00
.a.m., ET, at Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church, conducted by
Reverend Dave Fernandez and
Reverend Tim Bailey. Interment
followed in the family plot in Holly
Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the:
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.


a.m.
a.m.


Highway 71/


First Baptist Church ,

A L k 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Buddy Coswell
Minister of Music & Youth
V Sunday School ........... ......... 9:45.am
Worship Service ........ .. .. 11:00 am
Disciple Training .............. ..... 6:00 pm
t ._ 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.
I Morning Service .... .., 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ... ..... ..6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


Constitution 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.


(850) 227-1724


Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


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


Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


Diana Sealey
YoAth & Children's Directpr j


ce Baptist Chu

1 BUT TH05E WhO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR 5TRENMTMI. TMEY WILL 50AR ON
WINC5 LIKE AGLE5 15AIAH 40:51
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at io a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


Albert W. Simpson, Sr.
Albert Wade Simpson, 50, of
Marianna passed away Saturday,
March 25, in Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital after a valiant
battle with cancer. Born in Port
St. Joe on June 18, 1949, he was
a resident of Marianna for the
past 30 years, having moved from
Fort Myers. He was employed by
Alliance Laundry. He was of the
Baptist faith. He was preceded in
death by his father; 'Wade
Simpson, and a brother, Cecil
Goble.
He is survived by his wife of
32. years, Nancy Simpson of
Marianna; one son and daughter-
in-law, Albert Wade and Gena
Simpson, Jr. of Sneads; one
daughter and son-in-law, Patricia
Ann and Kenneth 'Oliva of
Marianna: his mother. loma Seay
of Port St. Joe: one brother and
sister-in-law. Herman C. and
Nolie Seay of Freeport, Texas: two
sisters. RusAnne Glisson and her.
husband, Doug of Panama City
Beach, and Neatie I. Witter of Port
St. Joe: and five grandchildren.
Joshua Gettman. Kegan Gettman.
Alexandria Simpson. Ashtyn
Simpson and Walker Simpson.
one aunt. Thera G. Burge of
Blountstown and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on
Monday, March 27 from 5:00
until 7:00. p.m. at James and
James Funeral Home in,
Marianna.
Graveside funeral services
were held on Tuesday, March 28,
at 4:00 p.m., at New Hope Baptist
Cemetery in. Marianna with
Reverend Luther Pumphrey offici-
ating.
All services were under the
direction of James & James


Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel, in
Marianna.

Grover McLemore, Sr.
Grover "Buddy" McLemore,
Sr., 77, a long time resident of
Dalkeith, passed away Saturday,
March 25. at Bay Medical Center,
following a short illness. He was
retired from St. Joe Paper
Company, and was a veteran of
WWII, serving in the U. S. Army.
Mr. McLemore was preceded in,
death by his'wife of 46 years,
Latrelle 'McLemore, who died on
May 16, 1996.
Survivors include eight chil-
dren, all of Dalkeith, six sons,
Buddy Jr. McLemore, Steve
McLemore, Carmen McLemore,
Grant McLemore, Kelvin
McLemore, and Lonnie McLemore;
two daughters, Elizabeth Carnley
and Marchelle Gates; 23 grand-
children; and 10 great-grandchil-
dren. -
The funeral services were held
on Wednesday, March 29, at 2:00
p.m., CT, at Dalkeith Baptist
Church. Interment followed in the
family plot in Roberts Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka- Branch
Chapel.


Special Thanks
We wish to thank everyone for
their kindness during the recent
loss of our mother and grand-
mother. Vinnie Nunnery.
Thank you for the visits. calls,
cards. food, prayers, flowers, and
especially your time. Your kind-
ness and visits were deeply appre-
ciated.
The family of Winnie Nunnery


"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Rodn I 16.16 : .
The'Wewahitchka Church of Christ

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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
VJ -" CHURCH A
''(.s' Sixteenth Street /
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 .


Sunday Worship ....... 10
Adult School ......... 11
*Sunday School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J.Reid Cameron


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,j From the Staff and Students at




SGulf County's.


Elementary,Middle and High School Education Facilities


Cody 'Harden and Courtney McMillion are shown adding pen-
nies to the wheelbarrow, while other Wewahitchka Elementary
School students wait their turn to contribute to the worthy
cause.


Pennies for Patients is a
national fundraising program
where students collect their spare
change in order to help other stu-
dents who are battling leukemia
and its related cancers.
It is unique, because unlike
other programs which directly ask
people for a donation, it asks for
"spare" change that' everybody
has, yet ,nobody misses.
WES students joined other
students at participating public
and private schools across north-
ern Florida for the event.
Teachers were encouraged to uti-
lize the collection as a class activ-


ity relating to math, health, sci-
ence and history.
In addition, WES used this
opportunity to educate students
about leukemia and the efforts of
the Leukemia Society of America.
Leukemia is the number one
disease killer of children. It is a
cancer of the blood producing
organs. It affects the bone marrow
and the lymph nodes.' With
leukemia, the body makes too
many abnormal white blood cells
,causing infections, anemia, and
excessive bleeding. W
Without treatment. 90% of
acute leukemia patients will die
within one year. Leukemia kills
more children between the ages of
one and 14 than any other dis-
ease, and strikes 10 times as
many adults as children.
During the course of one year,
leukemia and its related cancers
will strike approximately 94,200
Americans and kill about 51,650.
As students entered the cafe-
teria for lunch on Thursday,
March 9, they dropped the coins
they collected into a large wheel-
barrow. By the end of the day, the
wheelbarrow contained. $383.63
in coins, primarily pennies!
WES Warriors can be proud
that they have done their part in
battling this disease.


From the Principal of g


Wewahitchka


High School
by Joni Whittington and
Sarah Bailey


The new nine weeks has
started out with some exciting
events! Report cards went out
yesterday, March 28th. Parents,
please be on the look-out and
respond accordingly.
The baseball team and soft-
ball team have been doing great
this season! The Lady. Gators
played FAMU last Thursday,
March 23. We defeated them 33-
3. Good job, Lady Gators!
The baseball team was defeat-
ed by Port St. Joe last'Thursday,
They played again on Tuesday,
March 28th, against Malone at
Gator Field and will be at R. F.
Munroe Friday at 5:30. Come
support our team. Good luck,
Gators!
The ladies played Tuesday
also here against Chattahoochee.
They play Grand Ridge Thursday
at 4:00 and R. F. Munroe Friday
at 5:00, both here. Good luck,
ladies!
The weightlifting team had its
last meet last Wednesday, March
221 Now, they are looking forward
to their upcoming district meet.
The track team has meets on
April 1st, 4th, and 5th. Good
luck,' Gators!
Congratulations to the
"Student of the Week" Frances
Posell. Keep up the good work!
Another congratulations to
Mr. Stryker who is now a member
of the Florida League of Teachers.
Way to go!
Jessica Cole and Timothy
Pittman both won the title of a
Bay Medical Scholarship-Athlete.
Congratulations!
A choir traveled to our high
school from the University of Rio
Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio on
March 23rd. They put on an excit-
ing show, involving the students
in dancing and singing. I never
thought that our high school
could get that worked up, but the
choir did a god job with getting
them involved. Thanks to Mr.
Stryker for this opportunity.


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.March 27th was a very busy
night. The winter sports banquet
was held and the academic team
traveled to Port St. Joe to com-
pete.
The Teen Spring Health Fling
was held on March 28th in the
WHS gym. Rick Bender, a former
pro baseball player, spoke and
many prizes were given out. His
primary message was the bad
effects of chewing tobacco, even
the light varieties.
We're hoping to get the new
gym floor started by April 3. It's
taking time, but we hope to have
it finished by this year's gradua-
tion!
We have a day full of activities
planned for April 20. We will be
holding a turn-of-the-century fair,
where many students are working*
hard to provide various projects
to display. There will also be some
hands-on activities as well. This
,unique day will also be the theme
for the week as we prepare for
Easter holidays.


School News

By: Brittany Cracker


News! News! News! We have
so much of it this week. The first
of topics on our list is Port St. Joe
Middle School has recently start-
ed an after school program. Its
goal is to assist students who are
having difficulties in math, lan-
guage arts, and reading, as well
as to help with work on special
projects.


This is the weekend of the
yard sale that will benefit Faith
Christian School. The Quarles
family will be having an estate
sale at the former home of Bill
and Fannie Quarles at 1301 Long
Avenue.
We invite our readers to go
look for bargains in the carport
and treasures in the house. The
prices of the treasures are nego-
tiable, but please remember that
you are making a donation to the
school with every purchase.
The sale will be Saturday,
April 1, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Please see the article about the
sale for a partial list of sale items.
Rain will not cancel, unless it
storms.
Rick Anderson was the
speaker at chapel on Monday,
March 27. Rick, his wife, Kathy,
and their two children, Janice
and Christy, are planning to go to
Peru as missionaries next year.
Grade four has been studying
They will be going to the same
area in Lima, where,Kathy grew
up, to work with the Christian
school there and to begin a
church planting ministry. Rev.
Anderson showed the students a
slide show of the land and peoples
of Peru and told them how the
Lord has led in their lives to bring
them to this decision.
about inventors and their inven-
tions. They are especially interest-
ed in the Wright brothers and the
beginning of flight by men.
'This past Tuesday, they
experimented with kites on a field
trip to the Covenant House where
there was space to fly them. It was
a great learning experience and a
time of fun for the students .of
grade four and their friends in
grade three and in K-5 who went
with them. Their teachers, Karen
Odom, Mabel Hodges and Laurie
Ray, accompanied the group.

If you could use some addi-
tional help in these areas, please.
contact Jordan Miles at 229-9359'
so that she can send you the par-
ent informati onon our program.
The tutoring begins after
school with buses picking up at
4:15 for delivery to their homes.
This is the first time we have ever
had transportation provided for
after school tutoring. Don't miss
out if your student, needs tbhe
extra. assistance that this pro-0
gram provides.
We have many items in our
lost and found collection. A ring
has been turned in, along with a
small butterfly clip and a blue
purse-not to mention, many
clothing articles.
Hopefully, your student's
report card is ,not a lost item.
Parents, have you seen your
child's report card? They were
sent home Tuesday, March 28th.
Call Juanise Williams today if you
need to speak with your child's
teacher (227-3211).
Another good note to you par-
ents and students as well. Mrs.
Williams' history class has been
assigned a project that parents
can help on, because you are your
children's best resource.
Your student still has to
choose topics by Friday, March
31st. This choice production
takes place as 'a first come first
serve basis. So when you decide
your topic, make sure and notify
Mrs. Williams and let's start these
projects as soon as possible. They
are due April 27th, on Friday.
.The thought for the week is
"The one exclusive sign of thor-
ough knowledge is the power of
teaching."-ARISTOTLE
Things you probably didn't
know .
*A rat can last longer without
water than a camel.
*40% of McDonald's profits
come, from Happy Meals.
*Most lipstick contains fish
scales. (Yuckl)


News Column

Faith Christian School

Four students from Faith
Christian went to Wewahitchka
High School to hear Rick Bender,
a former baseball player, expose
the dangers of smokeless tobacco.
Kelly Geoghagan, Rachel Bixler,
Matthew Williams and Ashley
Smith are the S.W.A.T. members
who attended and learned about
the connection of tobacco with
mouth and throat cancer.


News For The Week


i School
Officer
usy this
)onsored
school in
inch on
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.t boost-
ear.
practicing
3tion for
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Bay St.

going to
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th some
It is fun'
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Banquet
4th at 7


The Port St. Joe High
,Naval Junior Reserve
Training Corps is very bi
week. The booster club sp
a pizza party at the high s
the Commons Area at l
the 28th. The cadet corp
appreciates all our parent
ers do for us during the y
The cadets are also pr
hard all week in prepare
our annual visit to SunR
and Rehabilitation For
Joseph.
The unit really enjoys
our local nursing home an
training the residents wil
drill routines and chants.
to visit with the wonderful
who live and work there.
The annual Awards ]
is still scheduled for May
p.m., EST. This year's
falls on a Thursday even
we-are looking forward t
nizing the hard work of
standing cadets for thi
Each family is asked to
covered dish to the evenir
tivities, More about that 1;
The cadet corps is p
on having car washes at t
Shell station on Saturda,
1st, and. Saturday, Apri
from 9 a.m..until 1 p.m.
'trying to raise money for
mer field trip. Please com
get your car washed and
these I'ine young cadets.
Until next time,
Semper Fi,
Cadet Ensign Julie Fa
Public Information Off


Port St. Joe Elemeni
School Field Day
Our first Field Day
held on Thursday, April 20
Port St. Joe. High School
field.
Field Day will be divide


two groups: kindergarten through
second grade, from 9:00 until
11:00; and third through fifth
grade, from 11:30 until 1:30. If
you would .like to assist, please
contact Mike Lacour at 229-7294.
No School.
School will not be held on
Friday, April 21,. and Monday,
April 24.
Last Day Of School.
Our last day of school will be
Tuesday, May 23.
P.E. Wellness Tip of the Week
"AVOIDING DEHYDRATION"
*When given a choice, choose
water over all other fluids. Water
is the best to replace lost body flu-
ids.
*Drink at least six to eight
glasses of water every day.
*Make a habit of drinking
before you feel thirsty, by the time
you feel thirsty, your body is
already starting to dehydrate.
*Keeping your body hydrated
will allow your brain to stay
hydrated and operate the way it
was designed to.
"Odyssey of the Mind"
The Port St. Joe Elementary
School "Odyssey of the Mind"
team members, Sam Cox, Amelia
Brockman, Amanda Davis, Kevin
Quaranta, Daniel Bennett,
Amanda Shanahan, and Beth
Blackmon, will attend a competi-


9-1ZM'il


1999-2000
Spring is here and activity has
stepped up at Port St. Joe High
School. i
Students are reminded they,
have five days to turn in a note/
after each absence or it will be
counted as unexcused.
Gold Cards will be issued April
3rd. They may be picked up in thi
front office.
The talent show hosted by tie
yearbook. staff has been posg-
poned. Stay tuned for 'furthrr
details. '
Seniors will be attending he
play "Come Back to the Five hnd
Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy D an"
at the Martin Theater on Apri 11.
Students must have permisionn
forms signed and bring monyv for
lunch. /"
The SGA will be attending .the
state convention next wcek in
Orlando. They \vill leave Tiesday
at 4:00 and be gone for 0 week.


-Iave fun kids!
The cheerleaders' are holding
sign-ups for try-outs for the com-
ing 2000-2001 season. All inter-
ested girls need to sign up in, the
office or get in touch with Simona
Beard as soon as possible..
The Lady Sharks' softball
team will pay Saturday at Fort
Walton Beach in the Choctaw
Tournament. Tuesday, they *' ill
host Greensboro, Kentucky. Game
time Tuesday is 5:00. Good luck,
ladies!
The baseball team will travel
to Wakulla today (Thursday)' for
junior varsity and varsity games at
4:00 and 6:00,-respectively. The
varsity team is on the road .to
Blountstown on Fridoay; game time
is 7:00. Tuesday, 'the 'boys-will
host Harrison County, Kentucky.
Game time willbe 5,00.
Well, that's it for this week. It
was short and sweet, but turfe in
next week. as the great "Smitty"
entertains you with all the latest
news.


banquet
ing, and I.
o recog-
our out- From left: DianeMcKeithen, Tyler Wdmorts; Bonnie Belin, Lisa
is year. Curry, Rocky Salzer,jqick Comforter, and,;Scott Lamberson.
bring a .
ng'sfes- r. Academic Team Earns 2nd
planning Port St. Joe High School's bersoi were very pleased with the
he local newly formed academic team team performance. ,"The team's
.y, April placed second in' the four team unity and collaboration were
[1 29th, Capital City Bank Classic held at somI of the team's strongest
We are Port St. Joe High School's media points and these qualities allowed
a sum- center on- Monday. March 27th. us to be very successful in our
ie by to Wakulla'High School finished first first competition," said Diane
support with 290 points followed by Port McKlithen.
St. Joe (250), App]achicola High questions covered math, an-
School (220) and We^va Questions covered math, lan-
School (220) and WVewahtchka guae arts, science, history and
High School (166). It was PSJ's ach team cnsistedof
fsc et adpeople. Each team consisted of
iircloth first competition and sponsors five members and the completion
ficer Diane McKeithen'and Scott Lam- lasted two hours. Team members
fr'ol PSJ High were Rocky:Saler,
Nick Comforter, Bonnie .Belin,
aI Li's Curry and Tyler Weimorts.
Pdrt St. Joe hopesito host more of
** ** .. thlese events -in the future and
FRO'M welomes the public to attend.
S PORT ST. I E The academic team would like
r to thank Johanna White and Cap-
E M EN TA R Y SC H OOL 4it City Bank for sponsoring this
event. Rodney Herring for facili-
tary tion in Chipley on Saturday, April -'tting, Martha Weimorts and
1. We wish them the best of luck. Clarence Monette for technologi-
w il le Rep or cal support, Mary Lou Cumbie for
will be Report Cards clerical assistance, and students
), at the Report cards for this grading Chris Hendricks, Jennifer Raf-
football period were sent home on field, Katie Geoghagan and Leslie
Tuesday, March 28. If you would ,white for their assistance in the
led into like to schedule a parent/teacher event.


conference, please, call 227-1221.
Preschool Screening
Preschool screening will, be
held at Port St. Joe Elementary
School on Tuesday, April 4, from
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. You
must call 229-6940 to make an
appointment.
Miss Easter Pageant !
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association; inc. will';be
conducting an Easter Pageantifor
all Gulf County pre-school and
elementary school students. The
pageant will be held at the Port St.
Joe Elementary School auditori-
um on April 14th at 6:00 p.m. !
Applications are available at
the following locations: Gulf
County Senior Citizens Center,
Port St. Joe, Port St. Joe
Elementary School office, Ard's
Florist, Melita's Boutique, Phyllis
Bixler, and Faith Christian
School.
Applications are due by April
1. For more information, please
call 229-8466.
PTO Meeting
There will be a PTO meeting
on Thursday, April 13, at 6:30
p.m. in the auditorium. All par-
ents are encouraged to attend.
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration will
be held on Wednesday, April 19th,
from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If
your child will be attending Port


' St. Joe Elementary School,' please
bring your child and the following
to registration ,.. '
*birth certificate
*proof of immunization
*social security number
*physical (within the last year)


GuLF COUNTY SCHOOLS
APRIL 3 7, 2000
MONDAY-Fish with Bun, Tater
Tots, Orange ;Half, and Milk, or
Chef's Salad Meal.
TUESDAY-Spaghetti with Meat
Sauce, Steamed Broccoli,
Applesauce, Italian 'Bread, and
Milk, or Chefs Salad Meal.
WEDNESDAY-Turkey Sandwich,
French Fries, Peaches, Applesauce
Cake, and Milk or Chefs Salad
Meal.
THURSDAY-Taco Bake, Steamed
Corn, Pineapple Cubes, 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.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2000 PAGE 5B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 00-20-CP
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
LORA I. RAMSEY.
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION:
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of LORA I.
RAMSEY, Deceased, File Number 00-20-CP, Is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida.
Probate Division, the address of which. is Gulf
SCounty Courthouse, Probate Division. 1000.Cecll G.
Costin. Sr. Boulevard. Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The
name and address of the Personal Representative
and .his attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by an
interested person on whom notice was served that
challenges the validity of the Will, the qualifications
of the Personal Representative, venue or Jurisdiction
of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS .NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
'.Administration 3/30/00.
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P.'O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ HOUSTON E. RAMSEY
527 7th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc, March 30 and April 6, 2000. /

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I, Katherine Harris, Secretary of State of the
State of Florida. do hereby give notice that a GEN-
ERAL ELECTION will be held in GULF County., State
of Florida. on the SEVENTH day of NOVEMBER,
-A.D., 2000, to fill or retain the following offices:
President and Vice-President
United States Senator
Representative In Congress: District 2
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 14
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 14
State Senator: District 3
State Representative: District 7
Supreme Court, Retention of Three Justices
First District Court of Appeal. Retention of Five
Judges
Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit:
Groups 3 and 8
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Sheriff
Property Appraiser
Tax Collector
Superintendent of Schools
Supervisor of Electioins
School Board: Districts 3 and 4
County Commissioner. Districts 1. 3 and 5
Tupelo Soil and Water Conservation District:
Groups 1. 2. 3, 4 and 5
Harbor Master for the Port of Port Saint Joe
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand
and affixed the Great Seal of the State of Florida. at
S Tallahassee, The Capital, this Second day of March.
A.D., 2000.
./s/ Katherine Harris
-Secretary of State
',2ic, March 30 and April 13, 2000.'

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
ABANDONMENT OF ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that'.the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida at its
regular meeting. April 11. 2000, at 6:05 p.m.,
E.D.T., will consider abandoning any interest by the
.County and that of the public in and to the follow-
ing described property
End of Cuitof Qnve, being In Section 17,
Tor.;.hp 4 .:.uth. Range 9 West, Gulf
Count) Flonda
Thia nouce of abandonment was. initiated by the
Gull Counrty Commission at their July 13, 1999,
regular meeting. Notice of adoption of the resolution
abandoning-the said right-of-way will be published
one time in a newspaper of general circulation in
Gulf County, Florida and the proof of public ailon of
the notice of.hearing. ihe resolution as adopted and
the proof of publication of adoption of such resolu-
tion will be recorded in the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister. Clerk
2tc, March 30 and April 6. 2000.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID #9900-17
The Gulf County Board of County Cminissiorfers
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration interested in providing the following
goods/services: .
1992 or newer Used Fire Truck -
Overstreet Fire Department '
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.
Specifications may be obtained from, the Gulf
County Clerk's Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Pbrt St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone
(850) 229-6113 / (850) 229-6174 (Fax).
Please indicate on ithe envelope thatL thj is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER
Bids will be received until Monday, April 10, 2000 at
5:00 p.m.. E.D.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
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. sister, Clerk
2tc. March 30 and April 6, 2000.

SEEKING BIDS
The Gulf Coast Workforce Development
Board/WAGES Coalition is seeking ,bids for the
development and installation of a web-enabled data-
base system to support the WAGES program of JEP
Region 4 (Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties).
Specifications for the database and its components
are available from the Board (850-769-1551 X6003
or can be downloaded at www workforcecenter org/
rpfand.htmi.
The timeline for this project is as follows:
Bid Submission Deadline: April 14, 2000 at 12:00
^ noon
Bid Evaluation and Announcement of Vendor: April
21.2000.
Beta Version Due: June 23. 2000
Final Version: August 4, 2000
Ito, March 30. 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
S, PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 00-19
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LuNDA GROOVER SMITH,
; Deceased.
I/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of LINDA
GROOVER SMITH, Deceased. File Number 00-19. Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice Is served who


have objections that challenge the validity of the
will, the qualifications of the personal representa-
. ive, venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court are required
to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
Ssons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served
within three (3) months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF,
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.


All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIM, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice Is
March 30, 2000.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070


Personal Representative:
Harry Verne Smith
341 Skyline Drive
Dahlonega. GA 30533
2tc, March 30 and April 6, 2000.

NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of
the City of Port St. Joe, sitting as the Board of
Adjustment will hold a .public hearing in the
Commission Chamber at 7:00 p.m.. April 11. 2000.
to determine whether the City will authorize a devi-
ation to Zoning Ordinance for a variance of twelve-
feet, six-inches (12'6") on the Easterly property line
to construct a residence, on Lot 9, Block 118.


/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
2tc, March 30 and April 6. 2000.

INVITATION TO RFP
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 arid
delivering F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida. Audit ser-
vices as outlined in the specifications pertaining
thereto.
Specifications and RFP 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. RFP's will be publicly opened and read at
6:30 p.m.. April 18, 2000, in the City Commission
Chambers, City Hall, 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida.. The City reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all RFP's, or to select the RFP felt to be
in the best interest of the City.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis


City Clerk
Itc, March 30, 2000.
NOTICE
DUE TO THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES LEG-
ISLATIVE DAYS FOR CITIES IN TALLAHASSEE
APRIL 4"M AND 5" THE BOARD OF CITY COMMIS-
SION HAS RESCHEDULED THEIR REGULAR
MEETING FOR APRIL 4"' UNTIL:
DATE: April 11, 2000
TIME: 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: Commissioners' Conference Room
ltc, March 30, 2000. '

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1200 U. S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478
Sales 850.648.2020
4473 W. Hwy. 98 St.
-Joe Shores gulf-
front beautiful and
doos large 2 Br 2.5 Ba half-
S duplex. Ultimate pri-
vacy floor plan With,

ss elts, and baths. Large
outside util. rm.,
paved driveway.
Screen porch, cov-
ered deck, covered
balcony. Underneath unit 2 car parking. CH/A, fur-
hished. First floor has living/dining area w/French,
doors opening to large covered deck, half-bath,
kitchen, screened entry porch, laundry room. Second
Floor has big master Br w/sliding glass doors to cov-
ered private balcony for your pleasure to see gorgeous
sunsets and moonlit nights! Master Ba has separate
dressing/vanity and large walk-in closet. Br #2 has
walk-in closet. Private entrance to large full Ba with
view of Gulf! Excellent rental history. $299,000


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206 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. Beautiful one of a kind
beach view home designed by Paul Brent. This reno-
vated home has three decks overlooking gulf, screened
in back porch, lots of decking in back, trees, irrigation
system. Kitchen is gas.and electric with tiled floors and
pickled oak cabinets. Downstairs features two bed-
rooms and two baths, laundry room; kitchen and liv-,
ing room. Many built-ins. Second floor features large
master bedroom, large master bath and walk-in closet.
Bonus from for office or bedroom and small sitting
area. Two car garage with access from Oleander St.
Must see to appreciate. $610,000.


9211 HR y. 98 Beacon Hill. BEAUTIFUL! State
of the art beachfront home, 4 bd/3ba, wrap-
arfid e eiit i] on]t
te N A M s
maintenance, vinyl ing, aIarm system, too
many amenities to list. Plenty .of parking.
$615,000. Call Joan for more information. MLS
#4629


2221 CR C-30
Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470

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Gulffront 8701 Highway 98. Very nice single
story Gulffront home on 75' lot on St. Joe Beach.
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath single story home, has an
all electric kitchen, fully furnished, with lots of
decking, partiall' screened porch, dune
walkover, paved parking underneath, outside
shower. Excellent rental unit. Priced to sell at
$459,900.


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Owner relocating. 203 Narvaez Seashores. Great
location for family or retirement close to beach-
es and marinas. Enjoy this approx. 1750 sq. ft.
home with great room accented by cathedral ceil-
ing, fireplace; split bedroom plan, MB has w/in
closet, separate dressing/bath area; Ig. kitchen
w/great storage plus 6' pantry and breakfast bar.
Double garage, screened porch for relaxation;
landscaped yard with garden area, well, privacy
fenced. New gutters and downspouts. Well insu-
lated, low utility costs, gas water heater & fur-
nace, elec. A/C. $142,500. Call for appointment.


Gulfaire Sub., 103 Buccaneer Drive. Large com-
fortable family home, 4 bedroom; 2.5 bath stucco
on corner lot. Brick fireplace in liv. km., den and
formal dining room, eat-in kitchen. Deck off mas-
ter bedroom and bath upstairs, 2 car garage.
$149,900. Call Ellen Allemore.


8417 Tradew inds Gulf Aire Subd. Mexico Beach step out to the beach! Buy one or
Unobstructed Gulf View! Watch beautiful sun. all four of these Gulf View townhomes. Each has
sets from your unique 4BR/3.5BA home! a ,2br/2.5 ba, with appliances. & tastefully fur-
Executive home l ,lr oom 2600- SF. 2 nished. 2 end units $179,000 each, 2 middle
fireplaces-I in fal l1 in living room. units, $159,l00 each These are too good to pass
Totally redone an reaecT'a'Tf from inside out. up IML[14609.4t12. Ow ner financing
New vinyl siding, roof, double paned glass, car-
pet/vinyl, deck, ceiling fans, all appliances
excluding washer and dryer, lawn and landscap-
ing.'Hurricane shutters. Sprinkler system. Many .-"
more amenities. A MUST SEE! $475,000. ..- -- ... &, I r


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Mexico Beach 203 Fifth St. Affordable beach
retreat. 2 bedroom/2 bath house is 725' from ded-
icated beach, nice yard. Has great possibilities.
Needs some work. Reduced to $99,500.


NEW LISTINGS:
Beacon Hill Cockles Ave. Three lots, 50'x100'
each, 1 house on lots that needs lots of work, sep-
tic tank. All for $79,900.
Come and Nest at the Beach! New Listing!
Beachside townhouse at 2703-A Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach. Two bedroom, 1.5 bath beach retreat. Very
short walk to beach, close to restaurants. New
ceramic tile downstairs & new carpet upstairs.
Fresh paint inside & out along with new wallpa-
per in kitchen & baths. Privacy fenced landscaped
back yard & patio. Great view from deck off mas-
ter bedroom. Comes with all appliances. Great
permanent home or rental. $144,990. Reduced to
$142,900. Owner is Lic. Florida Real Estate Agent.
MLS #4825.
140 Sabal Circle Dr.," Cape San Blas, Gulf Front.
In Barrier Dunes, tremendous 3 Bd. 3 1/2 Ba, 3 lev-
el townhouse. Approx. 2,100 sq. ft., kitchen & fam-
ily rm. w/fireplace and 1/2 ba. on level one, 2 Bd,
2 Ba on level 2, great master bdrm suite w/bath &
walk-in closet on level 3. All levels have full walk
out decks for view of gulf and and a walk over to
beach from the family room level. Parking under
house at foyer level and loads of storage complete
this package. All within steps of private tennis
court & swimming pool in controlled access com-
munity great investment at $270,000. MLS #4802.
Mexico Beach-Commercial, 820 Hwy 98. BUILD-
ING & LAND ONLY! Approx. 1200 sq. ft.:, heated
and cooled. Good parking, Entrepreneur's dream!
Zoned commercial; high traffic area. $350,000.


7660 Hwy. 98; St. Joe Beach. Location! Location!
2 bedroom, 2 bath brick home gn 2 lots across
from dedicated beach: Large garage with work-
shop in back. Great Florida room to enjoy the fan-
tastic sunsets. Call for appointment. Lots of palm
trees. Lot 100'x140'. $349,000.


BEACHSIDE
Mexico Beach 116 S. 41st St. very nice 3 bed-
room, 2 bath beach house just steps to the water.
Totally updated interior including paint, carpet,
vinyl, and all new furnishings. Fully furnished,
large glassed in porch, exterior storage unit,
handicap accessible. Excellent rental potential.
$195,000.
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP.
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach
Canal 4 lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline
pumps, boat docks, 3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000.
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on
four lots, gunite swimming pbol, boat parking,
good investment potential. $599,000.
ST. JOE BEACH
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfortable
approx. 2800 sf home nestled on 2 large lots. Bath
on each of 3 levels. Stairs on side and out for safe-
ty. Lots of decks. 3 BR and 2 baths on 2 main liv-
ing levels. Lots of room on ground floor for game
room, office, bedrooms, or could be used as large
apartment. Ground floor used to be antique shop,
office and storage, ch/, stove. Lots of possibili-
ties. Must see. $146,999. Reduced to $146,.900.
GULF AIRE
705 Gulfaire Dr. Gulf Aire Subd. Very nice 3 bd/2
ba.single level home in like new cond. 2,100 sq. ft.
w/bright kitchen, great rm., lg. Fla. rm., master bed-
room suite. Nicely landscaped 75'x120' lot, a privacy
fenced back yd. and Ig. arbor patio. 2 car garage &
loads of storage complete this pkg., an all within
steps of a private dedicated beach, tennis courts &
swimming pool in Gulf County's nicest planned
community. Must see to appreciate. $169,900.


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John M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
647-3633
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker
647-8939

Brian Cahill 648-8124
Tom Graney 647-3736
Marlene Harris 647-5316
Joan Smithwick 647-4150


131B, Miramar Dr., Meco Reach.. Location! 3 bd.,
2 ba., furnished home, screened porch and also
deck to watch sunset and to watch the boats com-
ing into the canal. Very good investment for
home, second home or for rental property. Hurry!
Call for an appt. Ask for Joan. MILS'5iol.
$189,900.


Preferred Location CANALFRONT BEACH-
SIDE 116 Miramar Dr. Mexico Beach.
Floating dock boardwalk seawall deck. Single
residence on 75' wide lot, remodeled, 2/2, 1528
sq.'ft., plus Florida room, carport, fence, partially
furnished. $550,000.


CANAE. FRONT Home-116 N. 38th St.-Mexico
Beach. Spacious home of excellent construction in
S. ,,, \ attractive neighborhood, never rented. Has dock,


G Lreat room with cathedral editing, cypress pan-
... selling, berber carpet, ceramic floor in kitchen, wet
3- bar, pantry/storage, split bedroom plan 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath, Vinyl siding- shallow well pump,
.-- .-- : fenced back yard on canal. FURNISHED $279,000. -
Mexico Beach 116 S. 41st St. 'very nice 3 bed-
room, 2 bath beach house just steps to the water.
Totally updated interior including paint, carpet,
vinyl, and all new furnishings. Fully furnished, ,
large glassed in porch, Exterior storage unit,
handicap accessible. Excellent rental potential.
$195,000.


109 Ocean Ridge Lane, Gulf Aire Subd.
$129;900. Great opportunity. 4 bedroom, 2 bath
home with split floor plan. House is newly paint-
ed and recarpeted. Just across from the swim-
ming pool, tennis courts and plaN r.:und on a cul
de sac stiret. Great possibilities for lamily home,
must see to appreciate. Contact Tom. MLS#5009.

Prelly in Pink, -
8228 Hwy. 98,. St.
Joe Beach.
Beautiul 2 br, 2 ba.
S appro\ 1100 sq. ft.,
Siulll furnished 2
I: slic) r' home, Turn
~-l k c tor investor or
I'I Ill "Igre pteat permanent
home. Approx. 75'
of shared parking, so plenty of room for the boat.
Close beach access and great water views.
Growing area with all the conveniences. The
home is just over one year old and everything is
in excellent cond. Shows like a dream. Going! ...
Going! $198,000.


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101 Nautilus, Seashores Subdivision. 3 bd., 2
ba. stucco home just 3 years old. Privacy fence
in back. Short walk to the beach. Enclosed
garage. Priced to sell! $129.iC0t .


311 Robin Lane, Mexico Beach. Very nice 3 bed-
room, 2 bath brick home in quiet neighborhood,
nicely landscaped. Beautiful hardwood floors.
Ceramic tile in bathrooms, enclosed garage, ther-
mal windows, just to name a few of the perks of
this house. Large lot, approx. 100'x95'. $117,500.


LOTS
CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASS
Indian Pass. N. Seminole and the Lagoon.
Waterfront lot. Tremendous opportunity, for
secluded homesite with dock on Indian Lagoon.
225' of waterfront available, or may be subdivid-
ed. The entire lot is .88 acres MOL. All eligible
for FEMA insurance. $225,000.
Great Gulf Front Opportunity. On Cape San Blas
Secluded Dunes Subd. Lot F 3, 116 ft. on the gulf
approx. 295 ft. deep, total .67 acres. Everything is
right on this one, World Class Beach, dramatic
high dunes, remote site, controlled access, your
neighbor is the state park, limited to no erosion
and possible to permit for two residences. Well
priced at $410,000. Call Tom.
Gulf S lots -
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ST. JOE BEACH
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft.
Very nice lot on Hwy. 98. $180,000.
Developers Commercial, Residential! 180' on
U. S. 98 by 440' on Court St. Also, second parcel
adjoins 370' on Americus Ave. by 125' deep.
Residential/commercial zoning. Great potential!
Growing area! $975,000.
BEACON HILL
Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This is a
cleared lot in an exclusive sub. covered by
covenants and restrictions, just off of SunRay Dr.
Some owner financing may be available. $35,000.


209 Gulf Aire Dr. Gulf Aire Sub. Beautiful Like,
New-3br 2 ba single level home in superb, cond.
Well built brick home w/almost 2,000 sq. ft.


garage, workshop, & loads of storage complete
this package, and all within steps of a private ded-
icated beach; tennis courts & swimming pool in
Gulf County's nicest planned community. Must
see to appreciate. $189,900.


ONE OF A KIND DUPLEX! 111 E & F 1st St., Mexico
Beach. 2 bedroom, 1 bath upstairs, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
downstairs. Steel roof, ceramic tile floors. Great loca-
tion! Upper floor has 2 decks with great view of gulf.
Lower unit has deck, also with a great view. Duplex
is on corner lot. Call for appointment soon. $249,000.


107 S. 30th St., Mexico Beach. You must see the
sunset from the deck of this lovely home!
4BR/2.5BA home on pilings, brick fireplace, met-
al roof, privacy fence, wrap-around deck, irriga-
tion system. Plenty of parking space. Many more
amenities. $380,000.


SEASHORES
Seashores Lot, Beautiful 75'x150' located one lot
east of the corner of Narvaez and Nautilus. Nice
well built homes on each side,lot is high and
.drains well, great home site for only $29,500. Call
Tom. MLS#4958.

GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts.
Tradewinds Dr. Lot 2, Blk G, 70'x115' nice lot
with Gulf view. $109,000.

OVERSTREET AREA
Wetappo Drive Lot on paved road, restricted to
homes only. Creek access nearby and just 10 min-
utes to beach. $12,000.

WEWAHITCHKA
Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block #,
$10,000.
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive,
Wewahitchka. Lot 3 West Arm of Dead Lakes.
Lot size 106.7' waterfront x 252.63' deep approx.
Beautiful wooded lot with direct access to the
Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes.
Located in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is
zoned for homes or mobile homes. Lot size
105'x113'. Build the home of your dreams in this
quiet, wooded subdivision and still be just 20
min. from the beach. $10,000.


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1983 Jeep Renegade, 6 cyl, 4WD, runs
good, $2,500, 827-1842. tfc 3/30
1995 Nissan Altima, 4 door, purple,
pwer everything, clean, like new, 72,000
miles. Asking $7,600. Call Belena at
227-3587 (AM) or 639-5145 (PM). 1 i/se
1985 Olds Delta 88, runs good, needs
tire, $1,100. Call Becky, 229-6961 (day)
or 647-8384 (night). tfc 3/30
1994 Chevy 8S-10 P/U; ext. cab, 4WD,.
A/C, CD player, cruise, 5SP, exc. corid..
* asking 88,500, 648-5735. 2tc 3/23
1992 Jeep Cherokee. 4 door, all power,
cruise, $4,900, 639-9000. 3tc 3/23
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. fc 2/10
, 1990 Suzuki DR650, Dualsport/
Enduro Motorcycle. Hay miles, adult
owned, -great cond., never taken off-
road. Priced for quick sale at S1.,800
OBO. 229-6278. 4tp 3/9


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Mobile home for rent: Hwy 71 south,
Wewa, 2BR, big yard, nice. $260/mo.
w/$100 sec. dep. incl. w/s/g. Call 784-
2087. Itc 3/30
For Rent: 1BR efficiency-type apart. in
PSJ. All utilities included, $100/wk
plus dep. Call 639-3600. tfc 3/30
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/IBA, C/A, 229-
6825, No pets,, dep. required. 4tp 3/23
2BR House In Howards Creek for rent.
fenced in yard. 850-256-0408 or 256-
2999.' 2tp 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
For Rent: 3BR apartment iin Port St.
Joe, 907 Long Ave. Very Nice. 1200 sq.
ft., W/D connecUons. Contact Pruden-
tial Resort Realty, 227-2000 iUc 3/23
-Spacious 1BR/1BA 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/IBA, 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
I & 2 BR apartments for rent 2 blks
from beach. Reasonable. Call 647-3220
or 648-9572. tfc 2/3

2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal.Sands Realty 648-4400. tfc 2/3
Apartments/Homes for Rent: 1 to 2 3
BR apartments. duplexes, and homes
for rent In Me-x. Bch. Furn.& unfur-
nished. Call Parker Realty at 850-648-
5777 for more Info. Lfc 2/3


Multi-family Yard Sale: Fri., March 31,
8-4 (CT) & Sat.., April 1, 8-NOON (CT),
200 Virginia Dr., Mexico Beach (corner
of Florida & Virginia between 7th & 8th
streets). Rain Cancels. Itp 3/30
Moving Sale: Sat., April 1, 7 a.m. until.
226 Sailfish St., Highland View. Rain or
shine. Itp 3/30
Huge Yard Sale: Fri., March 31 & Sat.,
April 1, both 8:00-1:00 at 247 Santa
Anna St., St. Joe Beach, 1 1/2 blocks
offHwy 98. ltc3/30b
Yard Sale: Sat., April 1st, 7:00-11:00,
107 Saunders Circle, Ward Ridge, PSJ,.
. furniture, clothing, some baby items
and a lot more. Rain cancels. ltip3/30
Garage Sale: Sat., April 1. 7-NOON (CT)
106 N. 29th St., Mexico Beach. Lots of
beach toys, chairs, umbrella, play pen,
linens & many misc. items. Itp 3/30
,Garage Sale:, Sat.; April 1, 8:00 (ET),
238 Ponce de Leon, St. Joe Beach. wick-
er furniture, lamps, some antiques,
misc. items. Rain or shine. Itp 3/30
3-Family Yard Sale: Sat., April 1, 7-til.
1107 Garrison Ave. Lots to choose from:
name brand children clothes table
w/chairs. lots of toys, baby stroller &
bathtub & much more. Itp 3/30
Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale: Sat.,,
April 1st. Must see to believe. Barbara
Dr., Ward Ridge. Rain or shine. ltc.3/30
CARPORT AND ESTATE SALE: Sat.,
April 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1301 Long Ave.
Former home of Bill & Fannie Quarles.,
Outside items half price after 12 noon.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO FAITH CHRIST-
IAN SCHOOL. Itc 3/30
2-Family Yard Sale: Sat., April 1, 8-12.
611 Marvin Ave., Clothes, housewares,
etc. Itc 3/30
'Yard Sale: Fri., March 31st ONLY, 8
a.m. til, 611 Gulf Aire Dr. Sofa, two
matching chairs & coffee table, stereo &
entertainment cabinet, glassware,
sewing materials, electric edger, gas:
weed eater, & misc. items. ltc 3/30






Experienced frame carpenter needed.
Transportation & tools a must.. Call
647-3497 after 7:00 p.m. ;2tc3/30


Sales agents needed immediately for
the upcoming summer season. Take
advantage of over 200 rental units and
heavy walk-in traffic. Part-time and full-.
time positions available. Call Jay Rish
at Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty, 227-
9600. 3tc 3/30
Surveying company in need of experi-
enced land surveyors for new office in
Port St. Joe. Full-time employment with
excellent career opportunities. Call 850-
832-9081. Ask for Juliette. 4tc 3/30
Due to continued growth, we are imme-
diately seeking progressive enthusiastic
RN's, Surgical Nurses, LPN's &
Nurses' Aides, to staff all shifts. An,
outstanding opportunity for experi-
enced nurses with a commitment to
superior patient care and a desire to
work in an open progressive, environ-
ment. These positions offer competitive
salary and a comprehensive benefits
package. These are F/T, P/T, and PRN
positions. For more information. please,
call 227-1121, Gulf Pines Hospital, Port
St. Joe, Florida. 4tp 3/30
Sr. citizen with 14 ft. boat/24 HP motor
needs part-time guide who knows area
for fresh/salt water fishing. Will pay
reasonable hourly wage. Excellent for
retiree. Write Fisherman', PO Box 604.
Ellavllle, GA 31806. Give phone number
and address. 2tp 3/30
C.W. Roberts Contracting. Inc. now hir-
ing experienced heavy equipment
operators, truck drivers, and labor-
ers. Competitive pay. good benefits.
Apply at Hwy 20 East. Hosford, Florida.
Drug-free work place. EOE. 2tc 3/30
Housekeepers needed for weekly
rentals. Seasonal Saturday work.
Commitment, dependability, quality
work and a car needed. Experience pre-
ferred. Training required. $6-$10/hr.
Immediate need. Beachside Cleaning
Services, 648-2236. 10tc 3/30
FRONT DESK HELP NEEDED-Part-
time in Mexico Beach. Healthcare expe-
rience preferred. Send resume to; Fax:
850-526-3088 or Attn: Ayshla, 3015
Jefferson Street, Suite'C, Marianna, FL
32446. 2tc 3/30

Housekeepers needed. Call Donna at
Crystal Sands Realty. Call 648-4400.
ltc 3/30
Burger King now hiring dayshift
cashiers and night porters. Must be
available weekends. Background check
is required. 2tp 3/23


Gulf Coast Community College
Assistant Coordinator, Public Service
Assist and instruct in Public Service
classes. Schedule and coordinate desig-
nated courses. Recruit and advise stu-
dents into Public Service programs.
Recruit, assess and assist other
instructors. Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree in Criminal. Justice or
related field preferred. FDLE instructor
certification required, with "legal topics"
specialization preferred and a minimum
of three years experience in Criminal
Justice or related field. Deadline to
apply is April 28, 2000. Applications
may be picked up at: Human
Resources, Admin. Annex Room; 104.
GCC is an, Equal Opportunity
Employer. Minorities and females
strongly encouraged to apply. For a
detailed ,description check. out our
job-line at 850-873-3540 or our web-
site at www.gc.cc.fl.us Itc 3/30
Gulf Coast Community College
Mathematics Learning Manager (part-
time): To provide tutorial services in
mathemaUcs to under-prepared stu-
dents. Evaluate progress of enrolled
students and maintain accurate records
for evaluation purposes. Bachelor's
degree in mathematics or a related field
required. Must possess teaching skills
and experience. Experience working
with at-risk populations desired and
demonstrate the understanding oi the
different learning, styles of students.
This Is a grant funded position.
Deadline to apply is April 5, 2000.
Applications may be picked up at:
Human Resources. Admin. Annex Room
104. GCCC is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Minorities and females
strongly encouraged to apply. For a
detailed description check out our
job-line at 850-873-3540 or our web-
site at www.gc.cc.fl.us Itc 3/30
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
hf: 850-648-5779. E-MAIL ADDRESS:
PARKERREALTY@ DIG ITALEXP.CONM
tfc 3/9

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The City of Mexico Beach is accepting
applications for the Oosition of Police
Officer Patrolman 1.. The starting
salary is $20,363.20 with medical
insurance, dental, and vision, college
tuition assistance (100% tuition and
books); a matching retirement program,
uniforms, and more. Must meet the
requirements set forth by Florida
Department of Law Enforcement, to
include LE FDLE certification. People,
oral & written communication and some
computer skills essential. Mexico Beach
Police Department has a strong
"Community Policing" philosophy.
Applications will be accepted until 4:30
p.m. (CDT) April 7, 2000, and can be
obtained by coming by City Hall located
at 118 N. 14th-Street or writing: City
Hall, MBDPS, P.O. Box 13425. Memxco
Beach, Florida 32410. The City of
Mexico Beach is an EEOC provider.
2tc 3/30
Applications now being accepted at Fish
House Restaurant for: Waltstaff, bar-
tender, dishwasher, cook, prep cook.
Must be 18 yrs. age. tfc 3/2

Housekeepers needed for Mexico Beach
and Cape San Blas .areas. Weekend
. work required. Must have transporta-
tion. Apply in person at Fantasy
Properties. Mexico Beach Dr., ,,oi-
Simmons Bayou office. 648-5146. ?53/23
House Keeping Inspector, seasonal
work, Indian Pass-Cape San Bias,
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
Help Wanted at Slice & Ice, Hwy 98,
Mexico Beach. Must be 18 yrs. old.
Driver's license is a plus. Please apply
in person. tfc 2/24
SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph is cur-
rently seeking CNA's for daily patient
care. Requires current state certifica-
tion & a hieh 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

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


1997 SeaCat 23'. for sale or trade.
Loaded. Twin 140 Suzuki w/ext. war-
rantles. T-top. live well, electronics,
trailer. 648-4365. lfc 3/23
75ft. 1974 shrimp boat. Lady Caline.
steel. 343 cataptllar, 271 generator, 6..1
clutch. all electronics. Boat In Apalach-
icola. Mark Crosby. 850-670-8070.2., -
35ft. fiberglass shrimp boat, fully
rigged, radar. etc. Ready to use.
$19,900. Call 850-653-2565. 4rp 3/23
1993 Key West, 17 1/2 ft. walk thru
windshield, I 15HP Mercury.. stereo.
VHF, bottom machine. dnve on trailer.
Call 229-8403. 4tp 3/16
KAYAKS! Ufsinkable, self-bailing, sta-
ble, safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 uc 2/3


FOR SALE:
Prijon Sea Kayaks
Futura Surf Skis, at
All Kayaking Accesso
Cadl (850) 227-73


Large aircraft hangar & adjacent stor-
age, power avail., concrete floor, Costin
Airport, $300/mo. Call Land & Castle
Realty, Inc. 850-229-9228. 3tc 3/30
2BR/1BA trailer, one block from beach,
$325/mo. w/$150/dep., 7220 Ameri-
cus Ave., St. Joe Beach, 647-3912..
tfc 3/30


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


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




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'We have several long/ short-term rental
units at Mex. Bch. & Cape San Bias.
Monthly, Weekly & Daily Off-Season
Rates Now Availablel Call Thompson-
RIsh Realty at Cape San Bias 227-9600
or Mex. Bch 648-5449. tfc 2/3
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry'
facilities, energy efficient const.. stove &
refrig., furn.. fully carpeted. IBR apts.,
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more Info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc 2/3
Quaint building, clean, small. easy to
decorate. Ideal for small. weddings.
recep. dinners. Great rates. For Info..
call 227-1776. tfe 2/3
Dead Lakes: RV/mobile home lots for-
rent, S80/ mo. includes water & sewer.
Call 850-639-5721. Stc 2/17


UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.,
d ,Large .2 bedroom apartment. stove &
id refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
ries New extra la. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
88 ba.. inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
I *Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment. washer/
C dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 2/3


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

229-6200


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

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


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
(5 Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952


T ADESan SRVCE


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 nost experienced rehnishers
827-6828 ask for Dusty

* Residential *Custom wood
C* commercial *industrial
AB R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work,
Alberr Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN593115646 (850) 647-4047


do\7o -Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
STermite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control 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

,6831 orlt 229-8720I


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

BOB'S PAINT 0
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
SMV02522 -
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 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 1 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 Lwn
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 PHce"
229-8631



Steve Brant's


ROOFING

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

229-6326

Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
tfc 3/2


2026 Marvin Avenue
S" t J Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081


Phone(850)

A 25Yeas E.pedence- 229-6859.
tic 3/2


Fine


cfttentif to -/ietha/ K
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
I648-5474 FL UCENSE ERO010992, RAl1154218


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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Mar. 30. 2000


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Housekeepers for busy office. Must be
depend., have rebable transportation, &
'able to work weekends. Good salary for
a good job. Reply to House-kleeper, P.O.
Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. tfc 3/2
Pianist, paid position. Traditional wor-
ship service at 1st United Methodist
Church of Mex. Bch. If Interested,
please call church office at 648-8820. If
no. answer, leave message & phone
number. tfc 3/2
Driver. $10.50/hr. Time and one half
over 40. Local service person for port-
able toilet route. Must have class A or B
CDL license w/good driving record.
Must be dependable w/good work histo-
ry. Insurance, uniforms, benefits and
401K provided. Great opportunity for
right person willing to work. Apply in
S person at Hall Septic Tank Service,
3634 Hwy 231, Panama City.- Jfc 3/2
Needed. F/T Lic. Real Estate Sales-
person Call Barbara Harmon at 850-
,648-5767. tfc 3/2
Cashier needed, Full-time help. Call
Tammy at 229-8775 at Cape Trading
Post. tfc 3/9


The Dunes Beach Restaurant
I am accepting applications for the fol-
lowing positions:
Cooks
Dishwashers
Waiter/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





FOUND: V Tech 900 MHz cordless
phone on Sat., March 25 on Ave. D near
Hwy 98. May be picked up at The Star.
.NECKLACE FOUND: in downtown area.
Contact Squint to claim. Must know*
every detail if you want it back. Itc 3/30

7ay 74 Sa*w It
In The St!


PRICED TO SELL!!, Arch Steel Build-
ings. Sizes include. 25x36, 30x44,
,35x56, 45x58. Great backyard shops/
garages/storage. Finan. avail. Quan-
titles Limited! 1-800-341-7007. up 3/30
Electric 36" cooktop with griddle & grill.
Stainless steel by Thermador. Good
cond., pd $600-asking $100, 648-
5894. Itc 3/30
Steel buildings, new, must sell
410x60x12 was $17,500 now $10,971
50x100x16 was $31,500 now $19,990
70x150x16 was $59,990 now $39,990
80x200x16 was $94,500 now $59,990
1-800-406-5126
Itp 3/30
Trailer for sale: 1976, 25' Landyacht
Airstream fully equipped. Make me an
offer. Call Birdean, 648-5308. tfc 3/30
WORK FROM HOME
Get paid what you're worth!
Earn $500-$1500 p/t $2000-$4000
f/t. Call 1-800-840-7446.
3tp 3/30
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfc 3/23


Lg solid wood dresser w/mirrors $100;
king size head brd w/frame, matching
dust ruff./pillows $125; book case $25;
two Ig fisher speakers $200; D.P. exer-
cise bike $125; night stand $10. Call
evenings, 648-2121.' ltc 3/30
Misc. lumber from construction site:
2x4, 2x12 etc. Call Jimmy, 229-8757
before 7 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Itp 3/30
Computer for Sale: 486 DX-4-100 mini
tower w/soundblaster, CD Rom, color
monitor, keybrd, mouse, Win95 & more,
$300 OBO. Other misc. computer parts,
drives, videocards, controllers, RAM,
486 CPU's & more. 850-653-1001.21sW3/3
Strawberries for Sale-You pick. Sweat-
more Ranch. Call for directions. 850-
722-4819. 6tc 3/23
Lap Top Computer, Dell Pentium 100,
color, sound, modem, 4 hr. battery,
Windows 95, works good, $425. 50-
653-1001. 2tc 3/23
Dining rm table w/2 armed chairs, 2
side chairs, almond w/shell designed
backs, 6 mos. old, $325. 850-653-1001
2tc 3/23


REEVES
Furniture 8 Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
S.. 12/3

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 .




For Sale: 2BR mobile home. Like new,
CH/A, to be moved, $11,500. Call 639-
2765. 4tc 3/9
Sellflfwse Unwanted Items
withiA ChassifiedlAdt!
Place yours Now! 227-1278


FOR SALE: Yorkshire Terrier, male, 7
mos. old, about 6 lbs., $250. Call 827-
8793. ltp 3/30





For Sale or Rent: 2 & 3 BR mobile
homes and LOTS in Highland View. Call
647-9358. tfc 3/30
For Sale: 2BR/ 1.5BA trailer on 3 LOTS,
90' front, 160'deep each. 164 Dogwood,
Wewa. Plenty of sheds & storage. BBQ
screened patio. Call 769-9200. 2tc 3/30
House for Sale: 3BR/2BA stucco on 3/4
acres in Wewa. Lg front porch, garage,
nice yard, $95,000, 850-639-4182 after
6:00 p.m. (ET). 3tc 3/30
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

Sayi o SawIt n Th 76 t 5 r


TRADES a d SE VICE


. ~Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Port St.,Jee, Fl. 32456
850-227-9414
3f S0-* s% Fax 22q-6041


RadioShacks,
Aulhoiized Sale Ccnler


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


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

A55 STAR


PROFESSiONAL
PRESSURE WASHING
Keep Your Investment Looking
S Clean & New!!
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 ESTIMATE!
850 647-2606
Pager: 1-877-831-7769


Business and Personal
Financial and Estate Planning

FRANI
Accounting a
Telephone
Office (850) 229-9292
Home (850) 648-5919


K J. SEIFE1
nd Income Tax Se


Payroll Preparation
Bookkeeping Service

IT
'rvice
509 Fourth Street
P. 0. Box 602
Port St. Joe, FL 32457


Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
7 4Z45L Ofe~wf..
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! j


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

*Transmission Service Owner: avid Gainous
"Oil Changes'Engine Overhauls
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


SLIPCOVERS

IRENE
40 Yew .Expenemce (850) 827-2766



PRECISION
CARPENTRY
REMODELING
RENOVATION,
REPAIRS
Trim and finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheetrock &
S 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 # 227-5112


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


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


Catherine L. Collier
S' Independent Sales
Representative
211 Alien Memorial Way
'A .Port St. Joe
AVO n (850) 229-6460


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


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


Skip's Pressure Cleaning Service
Skip Vaught
178 Bailey Rd.
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Phone: (850) 639-9582 or
(850) 639-5100
Free Estimates


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


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


CAROL DIXON
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe, FL
850-2271568
MARY KAY
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Culf Coast Screen Printing


T-Shirts/Caps/Posters/Decals/Auto Tags
32 Years Experience


107 N 30th Street Unit-C
P.O. Box 13530
Mexico Beach, FL 32410


850-648-5167
Bob LaPlante/Owner.


R. 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




NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.

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


We Can Froduce All









PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS

850-229-6821 or 227-3885



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



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


Lawn Maintenance
Odd Jobs


House Cleaning
Shopping


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


Coastal Service
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES
Dealer for Frigidaire 5FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A ile a w Brad m Of Crt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
RA0066562
229-6907 or 227-5373
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STUCCO by DeGraff
S Tim DeGraff, Owner -

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

QUALITY STUCCO WORK




WIkDOWD & DOOR0

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
RR0o077101


THE B CABINET SHOPPE

EFF OWELI5 OWNER OVElk 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Fax 648-8752

PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
<^ REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
oPhil Collier Residential Contractor
ffc 10/7 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199

Haingng. Baskets Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Salt-Tolerant Ornamentals
Grounds Covers & Much i More!

ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-211 2


Ron Westmark
850-229-8334
Locally Licensed & Insured
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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2000


PUBLIC NOTICES


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 living, and if dead, then
to his unknown heirs at. law, legatees,
devisees or grantees, whose last known
address was:
6566 Highway 189N Baker FL 32531
RUTH MURPHY STUCKEY. if living.
and If dead. then to her unknown heirs at
law. legatees, devisees or grantees, whose
last known address was:
6566 Highway 189N Baker FL 32531
RE: Beginning at the Northeast Comer of Lot 25"
In Block "A" Beaty Subdivision of White
City, as recorded in the Office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court. Gulf County. Florida, hin
Plat Book 1. page 23; thence run N23*30'E
for 60 feet: thence run N6630W for 945
feet for Point of Beginning, from said Point
of Beginning run N6630V'W along North
boundary of Beaty Avenue for 75 feet;
thence run N2330'E for 110 feet to the
Southwest Comer of G. B. Sheffield proper-
ty: thence run S6630'E along the South





For Sale or Rent: 2 and 3BR mobile
homes AND Lots in Highland View. Call
647-9358. tfc 3/23

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 I acre (.83) cor-
ner lot. Doc Whitfield Hwy. Bay City Rd.
$5,400. Call 229-6070. 4tc 3/9

BUILDINGS FOR SALE
219 Reid Avenue 60' x 90'
(5400 SQ FT)
Williams Street 30'x 85'
(2550 SQ FT)
850-227-1429 -,


"Golfers Dream Come True." Beautiful
high & dry 1/2 acre lot in Cape Plan-
tation sub., overlooking the 17th Fair-
way of St. Joseph's Bay Country Club.
Close to town, schools & beaches. 'Must
see to appreciate Priced right to sell.
Call 850-229-9431. tfc 2/24
3BR/2BA home at: 1211 Palm Blvd.
Approx. 1600sf. w/huge master ste.
Front and back screened porch, fenced
yard on corner lot. Please call your local
realtor for more details.. 2/10


fr. A qhvi ffl. IA -xU -11lty ulf., 7


bounduay o f. D. Snefield property lor 75
feet; thence run S23*30T for 110 feet to the
Point 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 against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any. to THOMAS
S. GIBSON of RISH. GIBSON & SCHOLZ. P.A..
Peitioner's attorney, whose address Is 206 E. 4th
Street, P. 0. Box 39. Port St. Joe. FL 32457, on or
before April 30. 2000. and file the original with the
Clerk of. this Court, either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or Immediately thereafter, or a
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded In the complaint or petition.
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
gobds/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
must be specified. Liquidated damages of $25.00 per
day will be assessed for each day goods remain
undelivered.





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 tfc 2/3
House for Sale: Close to schools on
Juniper Ave.. 3BR/2BA, approx. 1,700'
sq. ft.. fenced back yard. Great neigh-
borhood, S82,000. 229-6070. 4tc 3/9


House for Sale by Owner, 1302 Palm
Blvd., 2BR/IBA. 1200sf, corner lot',
hardwd floors, new CH/A, siding, win-
dows, paint, garage/workshop, move in
cond., $79,900. 850-227-9391. tfc 2/17

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. $85.000. 850-229-8474. tfc 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-
21:12 day or 229-8409 night. tfc 3/2


Additional Information can be obtained from Gulf
County E.M.S. Director, Shane McGuffin. at 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Phone (850) 229-8002 / Fax (850) 227-3862.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Monday. April 10. 2000 at
5:00 p.m.. E.D.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.
BOAID OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA ,
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C, Uster, Clerk,
2tc. March 23 and 30, 2000:
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-15
The Gulf County Board of Count Cummlssloners
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 the delivery date
mustbe 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 and include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Monday, April 10, 2000 at
5:00 p.m:, E.D.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 23 and 30 2000.


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WANTED: Used 4-wheeler in good
cond. Call Erit at 229-8997 or 229-
6864.
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


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 to be financed is $40,000.00 to $45.000.00
with 5 annual payments.
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is 'a
SEALED BID the BID NUMBER and what the BID is
for.
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 G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.. Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Billy E. Traylor Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister Clerk
2tc, March 23 and 30. 2000.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Sealed 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. Costin, 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


Crystal Sands

REALTY, INC.


F & OFFICE: (850) 648-4400
FAX (850) 648-4555 TOLL FREE 1-888-385-1844
1 7602 HIGHWAY 98 MEXICO BEACH
r www.crystalsands.com
I GEORGE W. DUREN, Broker
Sales Associates:
Janice Brownell, Perry McFarland, Charlotte Sanford, and Buford Riley
Joan Lovelace, Broker/Sales Associate

414 Arizona Drive Mexico Beach Are you looking for your tropical par-
adise? Then this is the home for you'll This Southern paradise is located in a
quiet neighborhood within walking distance to the beach. Most beautiful land-
scaping in area.
Accented with palm
Streets, crepe myrtles &
willows. Plant lovers'
paradisel Fenced yard
with privacy fence. This
beautiful six year home
has 3 bedrooms and 2
baths, new' carpet
throughout, living room
with stone fireplace, ceiling fans in all rooms, attic fan, 2 1/2 car garage with
workshop, central heal/air, all appliances included. Many extras, including
2x6 all exterior walls, also extra insulation for heating & cooling. Hhome has
captured that Southern look, $185,000'
6tc 2/10


Questions concerning this proposal can be
addressed to the Gulf County Tourist Development
Committee (850) 229-6106 and/or fax (850) 229-
9252.
2tc, March 23 and 30, 2000.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
ABANDONMENT OF ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida at its
regular meeting, April 11. 2000. at 6:05 p.m.,
E.D.T., will consider abandoning any Interest by the
County and that of the public in and to the follow-
ing described property:
Eastern 75' of county ditch ROW that is
located between Columbus and Coronado
Street on St. Joe Beach, all being In Section
5. Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County. Florida.
This notice of abandonment was initiated by the


Gulf County Commission at their September 28,
1999. regular meeting. Notice of adoption of the res-
olution abandoning the said right-of-way will be
published one time in a newspaper of general circu-
lation In Gulf County, Florida and the proof of pub-
lication of the notice of hearing, the resolution as
adopted, and the proof of publication of adoption of
such resolution will be recorded in, the Public
Records of Gulf County, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister. Clerk
2tc, March 30 and April 6, 2000.

NOW See The Star On Line at
,www.StarFL.com


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


Brighton by the Sea #5 Nine private,
gulf front, 3BR/3-3/4BA single family
Homes located in the Indian Pass area.
New Construction. Limited Opportuniti;
This house has approx. 1700 sq. ft.
Special Features include a 16'x32' heated
swimming pool (to be built after sale of
5th home), boardwalk to pool and beach.
FEDERAL FLOOD INS. IS AVAIE-
ABLE! NMLSN3992. $327,000..


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Ba3 Front Miranda Home 2 BR
(large downstairs area can be easily
converted to a third bedroom), 2BA
home has hardwood floors, tongue and
groove walls in the living room, func-
tional fireplace, new storm shutters,
new deck area & a dock. Almost every
room has a view of the Bay!
MLS#4493. $269,900. .


,.- __. NEW Commercial Listing -
NEW Gulf Front Spec Home at Beacon Hill Lodge 4 apt. style
Clifton Place Subd. This home units recently refurbished, 5th apt.
will feature 4BR/3.5BA, approx. currently under renovation.
2,500 sq. fi. Andersen windows, 9 .Wonderful opportunity to own a
ft.ceilings, 2 private pools & gated successful business just in; time
entrance for sub. Call for more for the season! Call' for more
details! MLS#4893, $629,000. details! MLS#5002. $650,000.
Gulf County Manager Vickie Davis
Realtor Associates (Cape San Bias) |-1" MLSI
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher, Kim Harrison, Linda Ulm
Realtor Associates (St. Joe Beach) Cathy Kitchens, Margaret Presswood,
Tommy Luster, Teri Palmer, Judy Watford


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PrudentialStJoseph BayOffice
P r d et a":1520 C.R. .C30,. .
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

Resort Realty of St. George Island (850) 227-2000 888-227-2110
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St. George Island 850-927-2666 800-974-2666 Apalachicola 850-653-2555 888-419-255


Barrier Dunes at Cape San Bias

110 Barrier Dunes Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456

850-229-9800

800-293-0428, ext, 107

joebay.com


CAPE SAN BIAS BEACHFRONT, Ashmore Home. PORT ST. JOE BEACHFRONT Cox Home -
An elegant 4BR/3.5BA, 3422 sq. ft. Gulf front Unbelievable 5BR/ 3BA, 3800 sq. ft. home with
home with all the amenities: fireplace, wood floor- approx. 102' Gulf frontage. Large windows provide
ing, elegant master bath, walk-in closets, elevator, beautiful view. Hot tub on one balcony, wraparound
balcony and decks. Excellent rental potential. porches, fireplace, ceramic tile and garden tub in,
$695,000. MLS #4829 master bath add to appeal. MLS#4548.


CAPE SAN BLAS, BEACHFRONT
Condominium. Antiqua Drive, 2BR/2BA, 1200
sq. ft. condo with an open floor plan, ,fireplace,
wall to wall carpeting, covered' patio. Gorgeous'
view of the Gulf of Mexico. Some furnishings.
included. $165,000. MLS#4034.


INDIAN PASS CAPE VILLAS, Townhome
#2-A. Attractive 2BR/2.5BA townhome with
breakfast bar, dining/living combination, covered
patio, screened porch.. In beachfront community
with swimming pool. Great rental investment.
$149,900. MLS#2973.


MEXICO BEACH CANAL FRONT. "Sullivan
Home". Newer 3BR/2BA brick waterfront home
with great room, gas fireplace, Bose sound system,
master bath with whirlpool, in-grourid swimming
pool, two 12,000 lb. boat lifts, fish prep. area and
more. $340,000. MLS #4898


MEXICO BEACH COMMERCIAL CAPE SAN BLAS BAYFRONT "Killgallin CAPE SAN BLAS Barrier Dunes,
Canalfront. Waterfront octrastructure on Home." A luxurious 3BR/2BA home with cathe- Townhomes.. Premier 1, 2, 3 bedroom town-,
usy highway, located next to marina, zoned dral ceiling, warm wood interior with lots of win- homes available in gated environmentally sensitive
busy highway, locate next to marina, zoned dows, hardwood and tile floors, fireplace, elegant community. Amenities include swimming pool, ten-'
C-1, offers 5 income-producing wet slips; master bath, porch, satellite dish, workshop. nis courts, fish ponds and a beach boardwalk.
$299,000. MLS#5065. $250,000. MLS#4160. $116,500-329,000.


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