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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: April 6, 2000
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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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Monumental Music &
Rummage Sale Pages 4& 1OA
Gulf County's Qualified K-9s
Story & Photos on Page 7A
Win Giant Easter Basket
Details on Page 5A
Petitions to FHSAA Page 3A
Tupelo Festival Has Honey
of a Turn-Out Page IB
Special Olympics Torch Run
Scenes From the Day on Page 9A
Law Enforcement Activities
Ci 'ty & Courty on Page 9A
Check Out Gulf County's
Sporting Action Pgs. 11 & 12A
Obituaries Page 1OA
15th Annual Gold Cup
Antique Car Race Page 8A


David Byrd

Byrd Seeking
Re-Election to
* School Board
David Byrd would like to
announce to his supporters an
Intent to seek re-election to the
Gulf County School Board,
District IV. "
"In asking for your continued
support It is my intent to be that
voice for what is right. I will con-
tiriue to stand for quality educa-
tlon. Technological advancements
are moving at a steady pace,
therefore I will continue to sup-
port updating our technology
from Pre-K through twelfth grade
(See BYRD on Page SA)


Charles Tharpe

Tharpe Announces
Port St. Joe City
Comm. Candidacy
Charles Tharpe has.
announced his intent to run for
Port St. Joe City Commissioner
for District 3, a seat being vacated
by Jerry Barnes.
Tharpe brings eight years
experience as a city commission-
er, four years on the Apalachicola
Planning. Council, a working rela-
tionship with Representative Bev
Kilmer, Congressman Allen Boyd,
and Mary Helen Blakeslee with
the Office of Tourism, Trade and
Economic Development to this
position.
After 38 years cf service, 15 in
operations, and 23 in mainte-
nance supervision, Tharpe will be
#tiring from Arizona Chemical
Company in June of this year. He
(See THARPE on Page 3A)


Over 150 area fishermen trav-
eled from their Panhandle com-
munities last Friday to sit face-to-
face and eye-to-eye with the group
that has ruled one more blow
against their lifelong livelihood.
Unless the Florida Coastal
Conservation Association (CCA)
has a change of heart, a three-
year pilot bait fishing program will
come to an end in.. July. if this
takes place, numerous fishermen
will once again be left out in the
cold.
Scientific data and research
doesn't support the decision
made by the CCA, nor does it
make sense to fishermen to stop
the program when they are in the
,'middle of a scientific study aimed
at answering environmental
questions ..
Area fishermen organized the
trip after being slighted during
the CCA's last meeting when
Senator Charlie Clary (R-Destin)
was only allowed a few minutes to
speak on behalf of the program,
while opponents were given ample
time to state their case.
Senator Clary was allowed
time to present his side of the
issue during last Friday's session
and, as stated, he had plenty of
support from Panhandle fisher-
men.

Gulf Chamber

Dinner Features

Guest Neal Wade
Thursday evening, April 6th,
members of the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce will be
-gathrerTig-at-Bsitte sWstaurant
for their annual dinner.
Among the activities for the
event Include the first opportunity
many of the members will have to
hear Neal Wade. new Vice
President of Economic Develop-
ment for the St. Joe Company.
Wade will be responsible for
St. Joe's job creation efforts
throughout the Northwest Florida
region.. .
He joined St. Joe in February
after serving almost 10 years as
president and chief executive offi-
cer of the Economic Development
Partnership of Alabama. During
his tenure at the Alabama
Partnership. the organization
helped create more than 44,000
jobs in the state while focusing on
issues that affect a state's ability
to grow.
Prior to directing the Alabama
Partnership's multi-purposed
programs, Wade served as com-
munications director for Alabama
Power Company, the state's
largest electric utility.
A graduate of Samford
University, he is married to Mary
Ann and they have. three daugh-
ters and five grandchildren.
The board will also install
new officers and board members.
Social hour will begin at 6:00
p.m. and the dinner program will
start at 7:15 p.m.

County to Consider
Two New Wake Zones
Gulf County commissioners
recently passed an ordinance
which would allow the creation of
wake zones and minimum speed
limits for boat traffic by the board.
The ordinance was conceived in
order to address two specific
areas of concern, and to be used
if other future problems with
wakes should arise.
Public hearings will be held
on the two resolutions during the
board's regularly scheduled meet-
ing on April 11th. The two areas
being addressed are a portion of
the Gulf County Canal, along
where Raffield Fisheries and
Wood's Fisheries are located; also
* In Howard Creek.
Both areas have a history of
experiencing problems either by
excessive speed in a congested
area or through wakes damaging
adjacent property along the
shoreline.
The first public hearing will
be at 6:05, and the second will
immediately follow.


Clary was quick to get to the
core of the issue-how to be sen-
sitive to the net limitation amend-
ment. versus how to preserve a
way of life, a heritage that we have
here in the State of Florida.
He pointed out that the bait
fish pilot program looked very


favorable In preliminary sclentilic
Sand governmental research.
showing no by-catch problems
and no harmful effects to the
environment.
SClary also reminded the CCA
members that the study was only
In the first year of finding, as he


urged them not to kill the pro-
gram before the full study is com-
plete and all data is in.
During his presentation.
Senator Clary remembered the
vote on the net limitation consti-
tutional amendment when 72P% of
voters supported the amendment.


Some of the 150+ fishermen and pod for a photo comply with "Sav Our Job" ign.


Some of the 150+ fishermen and familiess posed for a photo complete with "Save Our Jobs" signs.


Jessie B


Awards

As much as 8350,000 will be
available to support individuals
and organizations in the Port St.
Joe area this year thanks to
grants from the Jacksonville-
based Jessie Ball duPont Fund.
Rev. Edward King Jr., pro-
gram officer for the duPont Fund,
announced the grant decisions of
the duP6ottI~E1d1t:ru aes March..
30 at a gathering of pastors from
the 20 area churches eligible, to
receive support from the duPont
Fund.
The grants will flow into Port
St. Joe through the area church-
es under two separate programs.
A total of S300,000 will be
made available for individual
assistance grants made through
churches. Each duPont Fund-ell-
gible church can apply for up to
815,000 during fiscal 2000. The
churches then may use their dis-
cretion to distribute this money to
individuals needing assistance.

Two Arrested

After "SCOOP"

Overdose Sat.
Two Wewahitchka youth were
arrested after having allegedly
given an overdose of the drug
"SCOOP" to a female juvenile.
Jarrott Pridgeon and Christopher
Tres Rhames were taken Into cus-
tody early Saturday morning.
April Ist, after the incident had
occurred earlier Friday night.
According to the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office report on the inci-
dent. Deputy James Jensen was
dispatched to a possible overdose
in Wewahitchka, and when he
arrived at the scene Wewahitchka
ambulance personnel were load-
ing the victim and left en route to
Bay Medical Center.
During the Investigation.
Jensen discovered two witnesses
who said they had seen' the victim
in a truck at a local store, and the
suspects were trying to get her
out of the vehicle.
They noted she was foaming
at the mouth and barely respon-
sive. The witnesses took her to a
location to phone ambulance per-
sonnel who rushed the victim to
the hospital in critical condition.
It was determined she had
taken an overdose of scoop;
allegedly given by the two sus-
pects.
Rhames was charged with
felony poisoning and possession
of scoop. Pridgeon was charged
with principal to felony poisoning.
,Both were held without bond
because the victim was hospital-
ized in critical condition.
When the victim improved
and was released from the hospi-
tal, Gulf County Judge Bob Moore
set bond on Rhames at $20,000
(See SCOOP on Page 10A)


hll duPon


$350,000 f

S S50,000 will be made avail-
able to a partnership of Port St.
Joe churches, the Christian
Community Development Fund,.
'initially established in 1992 with
a 8250,000 five-year grant from
the duPont Fund trustees.
1 Designed to "meet basic
;h huan needs through acts of
hCri stia.n,-'meieyae dr.ore pas--.- -
sion," the Christian Community
Development Fund has distrib-
uted more than S244,000 In
grants to individuals and mini-
grants to groups or organizations
providing community enrichment
programs in a region bounded by
Wewahltchka. Mexico Beach, and
Port St. Joe.
The one-year, S50,000 grant.
is Intended to sustain the CCDF
work as the organization re-evalu-


it Fund


"or PSJ

ates its structure, mission, and
focus in light of the economic and
cultural changes confronting the
community. It is being made by
the duPont Fund trustees on a
10:1 challenge basis, and will be
released by the duPont Fund
when area churches raise 85,000.


He said only 30"o of Florida voters
went to the polls on that day, and
nine of 12 counties in the
Panhandle voted against the
amendment.
All six of the counties
Involved in the pilot program
voted against the amendment to
the constitution.
Clar, highlighted the
extremes of 'the issue when he
stated. "The term "tarp scam' has
(See BAIT on Page 3A)



Smurfit-


Stone


Says No


Severance

In a letter to Glenn Goss.
union representative. Smurfit-
Stone Director of Labor Relations
James E. Dacy states that the
company does not intend to
entertain any further compensa-
Uon for the employees at Florida
Coast Paper Company.
Local union president John
Reeves received a copy of the let-
ter from Goss after he had asked
(on behalf of area workers) him to
entertain the question of a sever-
ance pay for Florida Coast Paper
Company employees to Smurfit-
Stone.
"W ae ariclalyprud01 h


We are partledclarly proud of
tha.wnrkhatth h .-. .- M in the letter, it..sptes the
doing in Port SL Joe," Rev. ing Florida Coast Paperated Company mill-
said. "and greatly encouraged by as never operated by Smurfit-
their enthusiasm for working Stone. and it was a joint venture
together to meet needs in this that filed, then eventually went
rapidly changing community." notaddressthefact though that
The Jessie Ball duPont Fund Stone was one-half of that part-
makes grants to 325 eligible Insti- nership agreement and is wholly
tuLions Identified by Mrs. duPont owned by Smurfit-Stone.
in her will. The fund has assets of The letter states-
8350 million and has awarded
$170 million in grants sinceEven though Florida Coast
1977. (See SEVERANCE on Page 3A)


These two Chevrolet pick-up trucks were involved in Saturday's early morning mishap.


Wewa Youth Gulf's 1st Traffic Fatality


Tragedy struck in
Wewahitchka during the early
morning hours of Saturday, April
1st, when Nathaniel David Foster
(19), of Wewahitchka, became the
first traffic fatality of 2000 in Gulf
County.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol accident report,
Foster received fatal injuries
when he was ejected from the
vehicle in which he was riding.
The driver of the 1999


Chevrolet pick-up, Justin Daniel
Ortiz (18), also of Wewahitchka.
was also ejected from the vehicle
and was later transported to Bay
Medical Center for treatment.
The accident reportedly
occurred at or around 1:50 a.m.
(CT) Saturday morning as the
vehicle was traveling east on
Highway 22 approximately two-
tenths of a mile west of
Williamsburg Road.
The vehicle veered off the


south shoulder of Highway 22
striking a 1983 Chevrolet pick-up
that was legally parked off the
shoulder of the road; Ortiz's vehi-
cle collided with the left rear ,of
the older model truck, then con-
tinued eastbound onto the shoul-
der and overturned five times
before coming to rest in a wooded
area off the roadway.
No charges have been filed
pending the conclusion of the
Florida Highway Patrol's investi-
gationi of the accident.


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Fish or Catch Your Own Bait?


That's the Question! Fishermen Try To Reason With FFWCC


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2000


Editorial by Willie Ramsey, Editor


What Kind of Monster


Have We Created?

Just a few years ago, Florida voters were fooled into believing that a
Florida constitutional amendment to bring the Florida Marine Patrol and
/ the Florida Freshwater Game and Fish Commission into one great govern-
mental glob--Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-was the
wise, prudent, and most effective thing to do.
What the constitution revision committees forgot to inform the voting
public about though, was that the conservation wing of that group would
now have the authority to make rules and regulations without regard to
what we or others might think.
Forget scientific data. Forget common sense. Forget what state legisla-
tors think. Forget what the public feels. Forget personal freedoms and
right-the monster is loose. The two most recent examples of this traves-
ty of reason involve the pilot bait fishing program and a change in speck-
led trout rules (spotted sea trout).
Over 200 local fishermen traveled to Tallahassee last Friday to 'find out'
why the conservation commission.had voted to end the bait fishing pro- .
gram, when all scientific reasoning and data supported the program and
verified there is no harm. Furthermore, the industry is in the middle of a :
study that should conclusively provide some hard scientific facts over an
extended period. of time concerning the pilot bait fishing program.
Using the excuse that the three-year program, was due to end, the,
rules committee had voted to stop the program in July. After Friday's meet-
ing, it did agree to revisit the issue during its May meeting with some mem-
bers stating that they wanted to review the constitutionality of using the
bait fishing tarp nets.
We must bear in mind that earlier that same morning ,the committee
voted 5-4 to reduce limits for speckled trout from seven to five fish and
decreased the size slot for keepers to the 15" to 20" measure.
This was done while the commission holds its own data in its hands,
stating that the spawning. potential ratio (SPR) for specks has increased
under current rules and restrictions. Three years worth of their own data
was not enough for the group to apply common sense'to the rules and say
"current rules are working."
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" Whatever happened to that old
saying?
How can,a democratic society, such as ours, 'let such as this contin-
ue??? We must correct this tragic mistake and bring accountability back
to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission!
Editorial by Wesley R. Ramsey, Editor Emeritus


Desiring a Few Golden Eggs,

It's a Universal Desire of Small Rural Counties to Have the Eggs' Source
DO YOU THINK PORT ST. JOE AND Gulf County are just sitting and
waiting for things to improve? If you do, you are the only, one who thinks
so. Even economists and publications who seldom set foot in Gulf County.
and Port St. Joe, know otherwise.,
This fact was borne out by Dr. Bernie Sliger, former president of
Florida State University, who addressed a combined meeting of the three'
civic clubs last Thursday, using voluminous reports from Florida Trend
magazine, the ultra-conservative business magazine printed in Florida.
Both the magazine and Dr. Sliger gave facts and figures which showed
that Gulf County and Port St. Joe have actually GROWN during the two
years since it was announced that Florida Coast Paper Company was clos-
ing Its giant paper mill which had been the center of ur economy for so
many years. 'A.
THE PAPER MILL WAS NOT WITHOUT its clout in the economic pic-
ture here. We didn't give it up easily. But let's all understand that each
and every surrounding county to Gulf would have given its eye teeth to
have it operating within its borders. .,
At each and every city and county government meeting we attended,
we heard such expressed. We were the envy of other counties and cities .
.bar none! ,
They all wanted that source of tax-revenue we took for granted. They
wanted the jobs; good paying jobs.
Dr. Sliger pointed out that hardly had the ink dried on the closure
order, before our city and government officials had mailed out 1,000
inquiries to other firms which might be interested in moving to our area.
The book has not closed yet on this activity, as we are still receiving inter-
ested replies. ,
IN A RECENT EFFORT BY THE house committee on Agriculture
Development to take over all development of rural counties, the chairman
has expressed the opinion that rural counties do not want industrial
development.
We're here to tell the chairman that through actual person to person
conversations with these people from some of the smallest and the poor-
est counties around ... It just ain't sol
This so-called public servant had just as well give up his position right
now, since he doesn't have the ear of just one of the rural counties of '
Florida. All of them are hunting a goose to lay them a golden egg.


U Hunker Down With Ke



Hope Springs Etei


Baseball and spring.
Opening day.
Isn't it awesome!
I think part of the fascination'
for me is I simply love the game.'
But even more than that every
player gets a fresh start in the new
season.
Everyone is a .300 hitter and a',
twenty game winner! Don't worry'


about last year's sore arm or all
the times you struck out. Even'
team is in contention for the pen-
nant. This is your year
The names in the paper might
change. The Johnny Nlizes. Joe
D.'s. and Hank Greenbergs give
way to the Mantles, Mays. and
.-Aarons, and. later. to the Bretts.
Younts and Ryans. .Today, they
talk of Sosa, McGuire and Junior.
Aren't they wonderful?
Timeless.
It was exactly the same for us.
Shoot, we'd sometimes get a
new ball. And let me tell you, there
is nothing like breaking in a new
glove.


The sky is the limits
We'd sit on the steps after sup-
per and dream of playing for the
St. Louis Cardinals. We would talk
about getting out of this little
town. Of all the money we were
going to make. Of the worlds out
there to be conquered. Of the pos-
sibilities to which there seemed no
end ....
I used to change girlfriends
each April.
I was serious about "starting
over."
The first time I ever saw Mary
Hadley Haden hwas, at a season
opening- baseball practice. Listen, '
it was the only time of the year


qe hool Students Weron't

The Onl 0Onef Catching

gpanih Mackerel During

2000 Spring Break!








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Two Aromas I've Smelled Which Were Worth Patenting


THIS NEWSPAPER printed@
picture which meant a lot to me
about two weeks "ago. It was a
picture of a house being moved
from the corner of Eighth Street
and Long Avenue to Cape San
Bias.
It was the old Lupton House,
which stood in its former loca-
tion, occupied by only the one
family since it was built' about
the time the paper mill was built.
Mr. Lupton, the father of the
family, tended the Beacon Hill
lighthouse from the time it was
first lit, in 1902, until it was con-
verted to electricity in the middle'
30's. He retired, then, and took
the timber from some property
he owned at what is now Mexico
Beach, had it sawn into lumber
and built the home for his family
to live in.
They lived there until the
death of the last son, I. C., a few
years ago. There were five sons
in the family, Albert, Arthur,
Rudolph, Osgood and Isbell
[I.C.]. I. C. was the last to die and



Published Ev
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Second

'FLDRDA William H. Ra
CONSMUTION Wesley R. Ram
Shirley Ramse


ETA\ SHRDLU
ETAOIN SHRDLU


was the last of the family line.
Only one son-Arthur-ever
married, and he remained so for
only about a year. He moved
down the street, two lots, and
built his bride a 'new house,
which still stands today.

BACK IN JUNE of 1940, we
moved from -Shamrock,
Oklahoma to the opposite corner
of Long and Eighth, across the
street from the Luptons. There
was a family of five boys on both
sides of the street.
Momma became friends with
Mrs. Lupton, since the two ladies
had something in common. Both


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spent their time caring for their
brood of boys.
Shortly after: moving here,'
before school started, I: became ,
ill and spent most of my time'
lying on a daybed. which faced a :
window looking out on Long
Avenue where I would stay for .,
the better part of two years.
By the time I got up again. I i
had a gimpy leg.

THAT TIME SPENT on the
daybed wasn't all wasted.
Mrs. Lupton baked her own ,
bread. She baked on'Thursdays,
if my memory serves me correct-
ly. She baked enough to feed her .


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sizeable family all. week, on a
.wood burning stove. The aroma
which drifted in my window
ever Thursday, made it almost a
pleasure to be ill and be the
recipient of that heavenly odor:
She smelled up the .entire.,
neighborhood with: her'. bread
baking activities. I. never heard
any complaints.
Mrs. Lupton baked other
items, too, and when she did,
she shared a sample with that
"poor little sick boy, lying in' the
window across the street."
I looked forward to
Thursdays, since it meant that I
got a chunk of still-warm home-
made bread, soaked in a gener-
ous slab' of that new substance
we had discovered on our move
to Florida-oleomargarine!
So, the "poor" little sick boy
in the window across the street,
didn't feel so-poor after all!
Mrs. Lupton was a tall, slen-
der and handsome woman. She
had a shock of grey hair and


SUBSCRIPTIOrS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $15.00 IN COUNTY -$10.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $;'0 00 0' Of OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS in case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not h#ld themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such'oadvertisement.


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


always wore an apron.

HER ABILITY TO cook and
bake was departed to her sons,
also.
Every, one of.. them, at one
time or another, were cooks on a
fishing boat or at the porgy
plant, which was located at Port
St. Joe. They knew their ways
about pots and a cookstove. I. C.
worked as a boat cook up until
the time of his death. He was
known for 'the cigarette which
always dangled from his bottom
lip.
His hobby was raising grape-
. fruit in his backyard, until a
hard freeze killed the tree.
He was one of the town's
characters.

AT ONLY ONE other time did
I ever, smell such, an" unforget-
table aroma as Mrs. L6pton
would create on her bread-bak-
ing days. That was in
Birmingham, Alabama.


During 1989-1990 Frenchie
had a bout with gallstones. In -
those days, one rid himself of the i'
stones only with a piece -of.'
extremely Invasive surgery. Dr.- -
Joe Hendrix got Frenchie Includ-i'
ed in an experiment' the-
University of Alabama hospital -
was conducting with lithotripsy,
in an attempt to smash them as'
they did kidney stones. :
This necessitated periodical*
trips to Birmingham to take the,;
treatments. The nature of the
treatments, required us spend':
ing about 4-6 hours of free time
in Birmingham. The doctor rec-
ommended we spend our free
time at The Galleria, a nearby
giant shopping center.
Upon arriving at The Galleria
we were nearly knocked over by!
a delicious aroma which had'
origination at a cinnamon buit
shop which- baked them from
scratch. That aroma and Mrs%.
Lupton's baking smells were
both ripe for patenting!


St. Joseph Bay
SDate Time Ht. Time Ht.
^- April 7 12:48 p.m. H 1.3 11:06 p.m. L -0.2
April 8 1:35 p.m. H 1.5
April 9 12:20 a.m. L -0.3 2:29 p.m. H 1.6
) April 10 1:29 a.m. L -0.4 3:29 p.m. H 1.6
-:. ) April 11 2:34 a.m. L -0.4 4:33 p.m. H 1.6
April 12 3:34 a.m. L -0.3 5:42 p.m. H 1.5
April 13 4:26 a.m. L -0.2 6:56 p.m. H 1


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rnal....
when I thought I had a chance..
with her. : 1
Casey doesn't strike out in the
spring ....
I didn't rush right up to her':.
mind you. I played it cool. I "accl-',.
dentally" ran into her over by the '
concession stand on the second'.:,
day. "Hi, I'm Kesley Colbert and I
play baseball."
"You don't look like a baseball .
player to me."
I think she likes me! Spring
and a Roberto Clemente 125"
Louisville Slugger can do strange
things to your psyche.
She was going steady with our',
left fielder. He was tall. dark and ,
handsome. He was also the best
player on the team.
No problem! I had charm the. -
likes of which she had never seen:.-
It might take me a day or so, but I
could already see us pulling up t6-
the Dairy Bar for a Cherry Coke '.-
.. and maybe an after church'
Sunday night movie and "a
moonlight ride out by Carroll Lake .'

It could be all the pollen in the, .,
air.
The very first game with Mary
Hadley planted firmly in the first
row, I struck out twice and-
grounded into a double play. Roger
Shit a home run andmade the gatie.
saving catch on a ball I thought
was surely going to get over the left
field wall!
Listen, it's spring. I was
undaunted. You couldn't '"tie" an'
entire year into the first game.'
Tomorrow. There: was always
tomorrow!
I gathered up my catching gear'
and hurried toward the exit .
maybe I could accidentally run'"
into her again . She was talk-'
Ing to Cindy Edwards and obviou.s-
ly didn't see me go by.
But I wasn't giving up. No one, -
gives up in the spring. The Cubs
have a chance in the spring.
The next game I only struck-,
*out once and I did manage to hit a
ball -out of. the infield. Thereittere'
fielder caught it commgin jpi-Lbut
got better swpod on it than ?it
looked. As I -rounded ,first and
headed back to the, dugout J,.
sneaked apeek over to the first;,
row. She was making google eyes
at Roger. Right in the middle of a-
ball game for goodness sakes! .
This might take a little more,;
charm than I thought. -,
But it was spring. The season '
was only two games long. The long
cold winter had passed. Anything
is possible .
I got the break I needed just a -
week later. Mary Hadley came 'to
the swimming pool. where I: I.
worked. In keeping with, the opti- I
mism of April, I seized the .1
moment. You, talk about a golden
opportunity dropped right in my
lapl "Hi, Mary Hadley, ;that sure-,
was a good game last Saturday." i
"Are you on the team?"
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3) '








THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2000 VAGE b



Petitions and Letters to FHSAA


Address Public/Private


The question of "fair play" has
long been on the minds of small
public schools throughout the
state as they have faced private
schools in high school athletic
competition.
This question- is especially
real when it is so obvious that pri-
vate schools are not restricted to
the same limitations in selecting
athletes that public schools are.
Both Port St. Joe High School
and Wewahitchka High School
have seen this as they've battled


their way through, the state play-
off system only to be eliminated
by a private school with student-
athletes from across not only
America, but also counties
'throughout South America.
The opponent Port St. Joe
High School's basketball team
played in the state finals (Hialeah
Champagnat Catholic) had only
two American athletes on the
squad. The remaining team of "all
stars" came from the Dominican
Republic, Cuba, Argentina,


Severance From Page 1


Sliger Says Gulf's Future Rosey
Dr. Bernie- Sliger, former president of Florida. State
University, addressed those attending a combined meeting of
three local civic clubs and several local leaders last Thursday
'during the noon hour at the St. Joseph Bay Country Club.
While giving a plug for the local, chapter of the Stavros
Center for Economic Education, Dr. Sliger outlined a rosey long-
term economic future for Gulf County. Using Florida Trend
Magazine as his source for much of his commentary, Sliger not-
ed that Gulf's population has actually been increasing growing
from 14,087 in 1998 to 14,248 in 1999. He stated that the
growth should continue for the county will grow and prosper in
years to come. -' .
He outlined many of Gulf's competitive advantages but
placed special emphasis on the need for improvement and excel-,
len'ce in education.,
In the photo above, Jake Belin greets Dr. Sliger as Gulf
County's Stavros representatives George Duren (left} and Ralph
Roberson (right) look on.


Bait

-From Page 1

been used, but also the term 'cul-
tural genocide.'"
.Those statements referred to
some expression about the pilot
bait fishing program being a scam
by those supporting a net ban
Inot "limitation" as the amend-
merit Intendedl. The flip side of
that is those who view the over-
bearing nature of increased rules
against fishermen without scien-
tific'support to be cultural geno-
cide.
Clary finished his presenta-
tion stating. "If fishermen can do
.and be a positive force in their
communities, then let's do that,
but if science does not support .
.'then it. will be a hard pill to
swallow. But, I think they (fisher-
* men)' can understand that and
deal with it."
He also 'added, "I think you
will find science is going to be very'
strongly in' support of the: pro-
gram in terms of protecting the
environment and not being harm-
ful or> of detriment to a species."
Are Tarps Constitutional?
During follow-up discussions,
CCA members took a whole new-
spin on the question centering on,
whether or not the Florida net,
limitation constitutional amend-
ment allowed the use of tarp/net
combinations.
''Senator Clarv's response was
quick to point out that legal opin-
ions and comment was that those
nets were deemed as legal. In fact,


Kesley

(From Page 2)
Now, 'if you think she can
dampen my spirits, you don't
understand the regeneration that
comes with every spring--ou'd
probably walk right past the blos-
soming azaleas without a back-
wards glance, you'd never sniff the
honeysuckle vine. you'd give up on
those swallows getting back to San
Juan Capistrano ....
I think she was just "pulling
S my leg" about not recognizing me.'
S But I made a mental'note to take
that dang catcher's mask off a, tad
more often.
4 talked to Ruth Ann Wiley
about giving me a little help here.
She, fell to her hands and knees,
laughing.
:They ain't going to get me
down. It's spring ....
About the third inning a week
or so later, I was chasing a foul
popup over near the first base
side .. kinda toward where Mary
Hadley sat ., hey, wouldn't this
be great, how about a show stop-
ping catch right in front of my new
girlfriend I speeded up and
dove for the just about in my reach
baseba-I crashed head first into
the side of the home team dugout!
-And went unconscious.
I was still seeing stars when
they picked me up to carry me to
the shade of the trees behind the
dressing room.
;As I passed by the grandstand
MaIy Hadley .stood up. Is this a
great game, and a great time of the
yea4, or what!
Respectfully,
Kes


obligations were limited by the
bankruptcy process, it chose to be
pro-active in dealing with the
employee claims, partly due to the
long relationship with you and
your union. ,
"The enhanced bankruptcy
settlement, which was funded by
Stone, included compensation for
the hourly employees' that was
quite favorable under the circum-
stances. The hourly employees'
interests were represented by
legal counsel during, this
process.
Reeves took exception to a
phrase in the letter stating, ". .
there were; no winners in this
matter." He stated, "Smurfit-
Stone was a clear winner. They
were able to purchase something
they already partially owned at a


Pat Floyd, Senator Clary, and local fisherman Eugene
Raffield discuss last Friday's meeting with CCA commissioners.


the attorney for the fishing indus-
try In some of those cases (local
attorney Pat Floyd). got the
opportunity to speak on the ques-
tion. '
Floyd told the group that tarp
nets were proven in two courts
not to contradict the constitution.
He said two judges' have con-
firmed that interpretation and
Florida legislators backed the
concept when they approved the
pilot program in 1997.
,Furthermore, Floyd reminded
the commission that both it and
the Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) had previously
acknowledged that the use of this
special gear for harvesting bait
fish was legal under the constitu-
tional amendment (Article 10,
Section 16).
He read a document authored
by the DEP and confirmed with
the Marine Fisheries Commission
which stated as follows-use of a
solid tarp would be allowable.
The commissioners eventual-
ly agreed to reconsider the matter
during their next meeting in May.
Some of the group also showed
interest in finding out more about
the constitutionality of the bait
fishing program.
Sixth generation fisherman
Eugene Raffield was among the
fishermen who helped organize
the trip to Tallahassee. "Fisher-


men don't -want to hurt the
resources," he said.
"People have been 'misled
about the true facts here .
Scientific data Is proving the
resources are not being harmed
and they (CCA commissioners)
know it," Raffield added.
Fishermen fear the FFWCC
may be trying to stop the scerintif-
ic research that confirms this by
stopping the pilot program. and,
therefore stopping the research.
Fishermen are already begin-
ning to make plans to attend the'
May meeting in Pensacola.


Tharpe
-From Page 1,

states that city commissioner will
be his full-time job.
Tharpe's pledge is to work
hard to bring prosperity to the
City. of Port St. Joe and Gulf
County.
He intends to use every
resource available to work with
Mayor Pate and the other city
commissioners, the county com-
missioners, and the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce to give
Port St. Joe a bright new future,
with the Interest of its citizens as
first priority. Your support will be
greatly appreciated, he added.


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fire sale price, while ripping off
the. citizens of Gulf County In the
process."
Some Good News
There is some good news for
former employees though. The
bankruptcy judge has signed the
motion to move forward with pay-
ing approximately two-thirds of
vacation pay due to the former
employees.
The trustees of Florida Coast.
Paper Company are now autho-
rized to make distributions to the
workers based upon the direc-
tions of the bankruptcy court.


Byr

-From Page 1

and adult school," said Byrd.
"Curriculum choices will be
made to meet the needs of our
excelling students. Policy deci-
sions will greatly effect the future
of children In our system. My
decisions are based first and fore-
most with our children in mind."
the candidate added.
As your board member, Byrd
feels that speaking for what is
right has been one of his major
concerns.
Being in the forefront to get
the best for ..the students in
accommodations, technology
classrooms, maintenance, trans-
portation, financial needs,
instruction, cultural enhance-
ment, Byrd states has always
been his focal point.
"Being a supporter of all
causes in our schools. I will con-
tinue to support and represent
4 -r Gulf County School Board
with honor," commented Byrd.
"After serving as your board mem-
ber and having worked hard for
what is right this has enabled me
to be a qualified school board
member."
Byrd is married to Lois and
they have ,two sons', Durey
Cadwell and Damien Byrd. Their
sons were 'educated in the Gulf
County school system and are
college graduates. Byrd is a mem-
ber of the Church of God in
Christ,' where he serves as a dea-
con.
He is a member of the
Washington Improvement Group.
Davida Byrd Scholarship
Foundation, and is willing to help
in any social, civics, athletics.
church, and especially in promot-
ing youth through educational
projects.
"Qualified for the office is
uttermost in order to make cru-
clal decisions that will effect the
lives of our children. To assure
that this is done just call me at
229-6092 and ask or express
what you need.to know. 'Vote' is a
word, action is to re-elect 'Byrd.'.
Take action," concluded Byrd in
his announcement.

School's In Session,
Drive With Caution'!


Uruguay, and the Vi
Local resident
County have decide
enough and are e
campaign to begin
of support among .p
to address this issue
Petition Being (
A petition is cu
circulated which r
the Florida High S(
Association (FHSA
separate play-offs fi
private schools i:
through, Class 5A.
Those petitions
several locations thi
County including:'A
Capital City Bank, C
al Savings Bank,
State Bank, Em


Controversy

irgin Islands. Federal, Credit Union, and The
ts in Gulf Star newspaper office.
ed enough is The group is also urging those
engaging in a interested in writing a letter- to
a groundswell personally .respond to the FHSAA,
publicc schools to please do so' at this time.
e. They are also asking those
Circulated individuals to give copies of those
ently being letters to the local high school
rrently being principals-Chris Earley at Port
requests that St. Joe High School and Dr.
school Athletic William Truby' at Wewalhltchka
kA) consider High School. This would allow the
or public and organizers to have documentation
n Class IA of all correspondence with the
FHSAA for future reference;- if
are placed in* necessary.
roughout Gulf Other small public schools
athletic House, throughout the state will also be
citizenss Feder- made aware of this initiative and
Wewahitchka given the opportunity to join in
erald Coast the campaign, if they so desire.


G ulf County faces growth pres- directed. Gulf County must put
G siures which are bigger than place systems and leadership to gui
anVthing in its history, except per- this expansion and change. We ca
haps in 1935, when the construction not be- passive observers watchir
of the paper mill began. Imagine massive transition come to o0
how exciting the times were, as some, .community driven by outside finma
people can recall, when everyone cial.interests. A major aim should I
realized the : prosperity the mill maintaining our quality. of life whi
would bring to the community. at the same time developing our cc
nomiL base-an economic base th
creates jobs and a future so that v
N ow we see that nore people are and our children do not have to lea'
coming to Florida looking for home to ind employment. ,
the kind of community arid accessi-
ble beach-front that used to be have both quality of li
everywhere. Gulf County offers: the and controlled growth, if v
life-style and environment that most face these challenges with a renew.
people in America would love to commitment to controlling our ov
' have. Should this mean that we have destiny. We need te kind of coun
to give up our..life-style -to make government that can manage an
room for double oir even.triple the ire he influences of change fro
population ,e have today? 3a position of knowledge at
strength, on an equal basis. We net
'Growth and development has to to develop theresources and tools
Jbe managed, controlled; and control growth Qn our own terms.
P-. r'.,ll,,. S AI .crl,.emc.n' .d P cI. i C t o. (.,urr, .'....J 's,..l. Ca.pap. 'Ap-- 1. tt AI1, (. .' It I


The Gulf/Franklin Center
is accepting students into the

Welding Class


which starts May 8.


Register April 13-14.

For information call 227-9670.

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SIt's A Boy
Dale and Carol Rhames of
Chipley are pleased to announce
the birth of their son, John Tyler
* Rhames. John Tyler was born
S' March 21 and was nine pounds
6.9 ounces and was 22.5 inches
long.
The proud grandparents are
Jimmy and Ann Sims of Port St.
Joe and Mary Rhames and the
Slate Ernest C. Rhames, Jr. of
Wewahitchka. Great grandparents
are J. L. and Hazel Sims of Port
",. i St. Joe and Dora Mae Dykes of
,- -" Oak Grove.


Spring Concert At GCCC


Cheyenne Rae
and Katerina Nelson

It's A Girl!
Katerina Nelson, age 3, would
like to welcome her new sister,
Cheyenne Rae Nelson,
Cheyenne arrived.March 13th'
at 9:14 a.m. She weighed six
pounds and 12 ounces.
Her proud parents are John
and Terri Nelson of St. Joe Beach.
Proud grandparents are Sandy
Bolen and Charles Holmes of
Virginia and Nancy and David
Firman of St. Joe Beach.

Redmond Selected as
Sorority Consultant
Deann Redmond, Port St. Joe
High School graduate and cur-
rently a senior at Brenau
University, will represent Alpha
Delta Pi Sorority as a traveling
chapter, consultant. Redmond
begins her position in July and
the job will conclude June, 2001.
Redmond, along with seven
other consultants, will visit Alpha
Delta Pi chapters throughout the
United States and Canada to
review chapter budgets and gen-
eral operations. Redmond will
meet the other consultants- in.
Oklahoma City at Alph a Delta Pi's
Volunteer Leadership Seminar
this summer.

Thank You
We would like to thank every-
one that showed their love, kind-


John Tyler Rhames


Easter Pageant
Deadline Extended
The deadline for entries to the
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Associations' upcoming Easter
Pageant has been extended to
April 7th.
If you would like to enter your
child in the Pageant you may pick
up a registraution form at any or
these businesses, Ard's Florist.
Wewa Senior Citizens, Melita's
Boutique, or Port St. Joe Senior
Citizens. Please turn in the regis-
tration form with the registration
fee no later than April 7th.
The pageant will be held on
April 14th at 6:00 p.m., ET at the
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
This, is for all Gulf County chil-
dren from preschool and kinder-
garten through fifth grade
students.


ness, cards, food, flowers, and
visits during the loss of our loved Fair Baptist Church for op(
one, Bertha Hutchinson. We their doors to us.
would also like to thank the Zion The Hutchinson Family


ening


Ricky Darrell Linton Jennifer Denise Moore


Engagement


Matthew and Brenda Hardoin
of Marianna announce the
engagement of their daughter.
Jennifer Denise Moore, to Rick-
Darrell Linton, son of Johnny and
Sonya Linton of Port St. Joe.
The bride elect is a graduate
of Freedom High School in North
Carolina. She is a certified med-
ical office assistant/transcription-"
ist., She is employed, with her
family's business.
Her fiance is a graduate of
Port St. Joe High School. He
received a degree in electronics
from GCCC. He is currently
employed by the United States
Post Office.


Gulf Coast Community
College's Masterworks and
Concert Chorales will present a
Spring Concert on April 8 at 7:30
p.m. at the Amelia G. Tapper
Center Theatre on campus.
The concert will feature
Beethoven's Mass in C and sev-


eral other pieces. The concert is
free and open to the public. For
more information, call 872-3886.;
The Masterworks and Concert
SChorales are also scheduled to
perform the mass with the
Pensacola Symphony on April 29,
at 8:00 p.m. at the Sainger
[Theatre. g*,


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The wedding will be Saturday,
September 16. at Long Avenue
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. A
reception will follow.

Special Thanks
The family of Shirley T. Hicks
would like to express our sincere,
appreciation to everyone for their
thoughts and kindness during the
Illness and passing of our loved
one. The cards, flowers, food,
>calls, and prayers were appreci-
ated.
God bless each ofo. o .
Bobby Hicks and Family, Lenny
Whitfield. and the Tapper Family


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of Port St. Joe


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Saturday, April 8, from 3:00 until 7:30 p.m., EST


FREE Concert "By the Monument"
in Constitution Park

featuring



A Local men's ensemble singing Barber-Shop Favorites From 3:00 Until 3:45



A Panama City Full Gospel Choir Singing From 4:00 Until 5:15



A Local Trio Singing Gospel Favorites From 5:30 Until 6:30



PSJ High School Singers Playing Today's Hits From 6:45 until 7:45

Bring your lawn chairs and bug spray and enjoy the music. Paul GCant's
famous BBQ and drinks will be sold. ,
Funded by the Gulf County TDC


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2000


St.. Joseph Bay AA#RP# 3425 Makes Plans for April


Jr. Shelia Kaye Toole

Announce


Their Engagement Plans
Victoria Smith is proud to Saturday, April 22, at 6:00 p.m.
arinounce the engagement and Shelia is the daughter of
forthcoming marriage of her par- Doris Toole of St. Joe Beach and
exits, Shelia Kaye Toole and the late George (Dick) Toole.
James Milton Smith, Jr. James is the son of Brenda
.,The wedding will be held at Hayes of Highland View and the
the John C. Gainous V.F.W. Post late James Smith, Jr.
Home in Highland View on .No local invitations are being
Sent. All friends and relatives are
Car Wash Apr. 8 invited to attend.'
The Port St. Joe High School Breast-tFeeding
band members will be holding a
car wash on Saturday, April 8, at Training and
the Shell station, located on
Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. Band Su Ort Group
members will need to be there by
8:00 a.m. and everyone is invited There will be a breast-feeding
to stop by for a clean and shiny training and support group meet-
vehicle. < ing the first Monday of each
month in Port St. Joe from 6:30
VFW Post # 10069 until 7:00 p.m., ET for educa-
V.W t ional training. Also from 7:00
MIonthly Meeting until 8:00 p.m., ET support
group/Q&A will be held, at First
The John C. Gainous VFW Presbyterian Church located at
Post 10069 and the Ladies- 508 16th Street in Port St. Joe.
Auxiliary will be holding its The training/group will also
monthly meeting on Tuesday. be meeting the second Monday of
April 1 1, at 7:30 p.m., ET. each month in Wewahitchka from
Elections will be held for the 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., CT, for
men and ladies for the next year, educational training and from
so members are urged to attend 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., CT, for sup-i
and vote, port group/Q&A, at First ,United
Final plans will be discussed Methodist Church located on
for the annual Volunteer Honoree Highway 71 in Wewahitchka.
a'id Loyalty Day Ceremony to be For further information pease
held on Saturday, April 24, at the call a certified lactation counselor
post home. .at 227-1276, extension 170.


The St. Joseph Bay kAARP
#3425 met for its monthly meet-
ing in March with 1I3 members
present :
Betty Vickers, program chair-
man, presented the speaker for
the program, Terry Gingrich, from
Heart's Desire, in Port St. Joe.
Gingrichs presented an interest-,
Ing and enjoyable topic on
orchids.
National Women History
Month was celebrated by AARP,
the chapter honored one of their
members by presenting her with a
gift of fruit.
The nominating committee is
chairman, Evelyn Stohler, Betty
Vickers, and Sarah Herring.
The,winner of the 50/50 pro-
ject was won by Phelma Oats. The
winner of the door prize was none:
other than busy lady Betty
Vickers.
The April meeting will be on
the 12Lh at 12:30 p.nm., ET, in the
Stiles Brown Senior Center on
Library Drive in Port St. Joe. The
refreshment will be finger foods.
Members are asked to bring plates
of goodies and are urged to
attend, enjoy the food, and social-
ize. The program will be "A Trip


Around the World" with Jim' and
Nell Froning.
. Members interested in May's
tour of' Apalachicola Natiorial
Estuarine Research Reserve,
should go to the meeting and
make their reservation. It will be a
boat ride to St. George Island and
Sa'tour of the Estuary's liuilding
and surrounding area, #lain or
shine. There will be no trans-
portation furnished, but car pool-
ing' may be possible. More
Information will be furnished at
the April meeting.
There will be no meeting, at
the Senior Citizen Center in May.
If you didn't get a newsletter
last week or do not receive a call
from a caller, that means you
have not paid your 2000 dues.
When dues are paid, you will be
added back to the active list.
According to the chapter's stand-
ing rules, if you miss three meet-
ings in a year, without a legal
reason. illness, doctor's appoint-
ment, etc. you can be taken off
the active list. The chapter under-
stands some members have lost
interest.
If you have not returned your
forms received in the Febnruary


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and March meetings, please do so
in, the April meeting. To lbe
Informed on how you can. pay
dues if you are not able to attend
a meeting, or for more information
please call 648-5853.

, 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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candy for the nose and eyes, and
make quick whiskers with extra thin
strips of licorice.
The .Mini Bunny Cake Pan along
with other cake and candy making
supplies, is available in craft, depart-


ment and party supply stores where
Wilton products are sold. It retails'
for $7.99. and can also be ordered
directly from Wilton, 2240 W. 75th
Street, Woodrige, Illinois, 60517.
(Or, call 708-963-7100, Ext. 320.)


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Cafe Work Underway
Work is underway at St. Joe Marina to add a cafe6 to the
ship's store complex. In the photo above, an outside dining area
is being constructed while (photo below) ceramic tile is being
laid in the dining area. Owner. Charlene Singleton says they're
hoping for a grand opening on May 1st. A dinner by invitation is
planned to thank those who have helped with building the cafe.


National Public Health

Week Set for April 9th


National Public Health Week
is an opportunity for the Florida
Department of Health to inform
and educate the citizens of Florida
about health issues. So many
people have misconceptions about
public health. If you were stopped
on the street and asked, "What do'
you know about public health?"
What-would be yOLur answer?
Here's what .public health is
all about; It's a nurse at a local
AIDS clinic giving news to,
patients about amazing new treat-
ments that are re-shaping the
understanding of this disease It's
a young, expectant mother wait-
ing for the case-worker who will
bring her the information and
advice she needs about how to
care for herself and the baby
that's on the way.
It's a 75-year-old walking
through a park and stopping to
drink the clean water that flows
into the ,citys public fountains.
And then, breathing deeply the
pollution-free. air before moving
on. Finally, public health is about
the parents of a small child who
will never know the fear that par-
ents faced in the. last century,


when epidemics with names like
rubella and scarlet fever fatally
wounded their children.
This is why National Public
Health Week was established in
1995. It's a way to recognize the
contributions of public health and
prevention services to Arperica's
well being. This week lorig event
focuses pubic attention on state,
community, and individual efforts
aimed at preventing public health
problems, such as teenage preg-
nancies, food-borne illnesses, and
injury.in the home.
Americans are getting health-
ier and life expectancy is now
longer than. at any other time in
history. Thanks to the efforts of
public health, a light of hope
shines on the future through, edu-
cation, understanding, and ser-
vice.
Because of the advances
made in public health in this last
century, cities no longer live in
fear of diseases such as yellow
fever, malaria, smallpox. cholera.
or typhoid fever. Let's keep dis-
ease where it belongs .in the
past.


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Each bunny-shaped cake is sized
just right for an individual serving -.
great for special entertaining or to
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centerpiece. Then for dessert, just
pass the basket around the table.
Place the cakes in pastel bags
and deliver to friends, neighbors or
retirement homes.

S.W.A.T. Dinner
for Two Giveaway
Gulf County Students
Working Against Tobacc6
(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 be accepting
donations throughout the
community during the month of
April. The drawing will be held on
Friday, April 28th.

Music Scholarship
Auditions at GCCC
Gulf Coast : Commuiatly
College. will ,hold auditions.,for
music scholarships on Tuesday,
April 25, from 4:00, until 7:00
p.m. in the Amelia G. Tapper
Center for the Arts on campus.
It 'is suggested students bring
at least one prepared piece with
accompanist (if possible).
Scales/sight reading will be
required.
GCCC offers a complete pro-
gram of freshmen and sophomore
classes for both vocal and instru-
mental music majors, including
three choral and two instrumental-
ensembles. private lessons, the-
ory, ear training, and music liter-
ature.


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Gulf County's Qualified K-9's


by Caroline Hunsley
Deputies Dottie, Hedi, and
Ruby, and Junior Deputy BJ are
exceptional Gulf County Sheriff's
Office employees. Highly skilled
and eager to .perform the tasks
required of them. they work forty
hours a week, sometimes more-
for free. Unless you consider kib-
bles and tennis balls as payment.
The four-legged members of
Gulf County's elite K-9 Unit seem
content with the remunerative
arrangements. This dedicated
squad includes Dottie, an eight-
year-old female German shep-
herd; Hedi, a three-year-old
female German shepherd; and
Ruby, a two-year-old female mall-
nois, (mal en 'wa). They are the
only certified members. BJ, a 15-
months-old male German shep-
herd, is still in training for his cer-
tification and Is not quite ready
for prime time.
These* canines are valuable
assets to the Sheriffs Office in its
efforts to eradicate the use and
sale of illegal drugs in this coun-
ty. Working alongside them and
just as dedicated are their han-
dlers. The teams consist of the fol-
lowing partners: Deputy Richie
Burkett with Dottie; Deputy Ricky
Tolbert with Hedi; and Deputy


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Shawn Butler with Ruby.
Deputy Tolbert feels privi-
leged to be a part of this special-
ized team and is quick to point
out that the K-9 Unit would not
be possible without Sheriff
McKeithen's help. "All this could-
n't have happened without the
support of the sheriff," he says.
To be selected as a handler, a
Deputy Sheriff must first be will-
ing to sacrifice a lot of personal
time. All the training that a han-
dler does with his/her dog takes
place on the officer's day off. Love
for the dog and willingness to
supply the attention it needs is
another major requirement.
As with any pet, K-9 dogs
require a great deal of attention. A
handler must be willing to supply
that attention and must also be
sure that the dog he/she handles
fits well into his/her own immedi-
ate family. Hedi, for example,
loves Deputy Tolbert's wife and
children, and they love her.
Without that mutual affection,
Hedi and Deputy Tolbert would
not be working together.
You may be wondering from
where the dogs come and how
they are trained. Many law
enforcement dogs are bred in
Europe. Ruby was bred in
Holland; Hedi in Hungary, and
Dottie in Czech-czechoslovakia,
(before it became the Czech
Republic).
Hedi and Ruby were later
bought by a trainer in Sarasota,
Florida who trains dogs then sells
them to law enforcement agen-
cies. Some agencies; however, like
the U. S. Customs Service, get all
their dogs from dog pounds,'then
train the dogs themselves.
Dogs can begin obedience
training at any age, but to train
for narcotics work, they must be
at least one-year-old. For this
type of training, dogs can attend
any one of a number of schools.
Hedi, for example, was trained in
narcotics by Charlie Kerschner, a
retired law enforcement officer
who lives in North Carolina. She.
was trained specifically on nar-
cotics, handler protection and
tracking, as was Ruby.
The methods by which they
were trained; however, are differ-
ent. Hedi was trained using the
passive alert method, a method
whereby the dog gives a passive
signal (sitting, barking, or laying
down) when alerting a handler to
narcotics.,
Ruby 'was trained 'by the
aggressive alert method. When
she alerts her handler, she signals


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aggressively (i.e., by reaching up
and pawing.)
"Both methods," says Deputy
Tolbert, "are equally effective."
When asked if. the K-9 dogs
could be used as hunting dogs,
Deputy Tolbert replied that he
would not want to mix training.
"These dogs," he said, "have been
trained to do one thing and I
wouldn't want to deviate from it."
Dogs and handlers can con-
tinue to train together in any
aspect related to the dog's original
training, to improve their existing
skills and learn new ones.
As extensive as the training
can be, it does not include fight-
ing other dogs. Handlers are often
approached by private citizens to
pit the K-9s against other dogs in
a dog. fight. Alert dogs are not
trained to fight, and involving
them in that kind of activity
would be a form. of abuse. The
dogs are working dogs; their pur-
pose is to work.
The work day for the canines,
lasts as long as the handler is on
duty, but the dogs do not draw
paychecks. Instead, they get fed
at the end of the day. Deputy
Tolbert says the ideal diet is a
mid-protein diet to keep the
weight down and the energy high.
How many years a dog works
depends on the dog and the type
of training it receives. Dottle, who
is, now eight-years-old, has been
working for the force since she
was one. Tyndall Air Force Base
has a 12-year-old working dog.
If a dog is trained in narcotics
says. Deputy Tolbert, it can work
for more years than a dog trained
for patrol. Unlike their co-workers'
in narcotics, patrol dogs can get
hurt easier during routine train-
ing 'sessions. Their training
includes routine attack training,
which involves a great deal of tug-
ging. This tugging is hard on their
bodies, so the training puts them
at higher risk for injury than the
narcotics dogs.
Handlers and K-9s can attend
special workshops or training ses-
sions to advance or hone their
skills throughout their career.
Different agencies provide semi-
nars throughout the U.S. These
agencies include: Dogs Against
Drugs (DAD); Dogs against Crime
(DAC); U. _S., Police Canine
Association (USPCA); and North
American Working Dog Associa-
tion (NAWDA).
After they are trained, the
dogs will not get easily distracted
from their work. On command
from its handler, a dog works for
narcotics and only that. It may
smell the presence of other ani-
mals or humans, but It focuses on
the task of locating drug scents.
If a handler cannot take
his/her dog on the job, the dog
may or may not. work with anoth-
er handler. It's not that they can't
work with another handler. Dogs
are trained to work with anyone.
The real question is whether the
dog will want to respond to some-
one other than its predominant
handler.
Deputy Tolbert remembers a
time when he left Hedi at home
while he was away. His wife called
him, worried that Hedi would not
eat and was vomiting frequently.
She eventually took Hedi to the
vet, but to no avail. When Deputy
Tolbert returned home and took
Hedi with him again, she acted as
if she had never been sick. Now
Hedi goes everywhere that Deputy
Tolbert goes, including vacations.
This need she has to be with
her handler and her eagerness to
work is evident even before Hedi
begins her work day. Every morn-
ing she parks herself by the front
door and waits for Deputy Tolbert
to get ready.
No doubt this type of work
can sometimes be dangerous.
When needed, handlers can don
bullet proof vests for better pro-
tection against gunfire. Vests are
available for canines as well, but
they are expensive (about $600 a
piece). Gulf County K-9s, as yet,
do not have the advantage of that
protection.
If a dog is fortunate enough to
make it to retirement age, it con-
tinues to live with the same han-
dler for the rest of its life, though
the handler may decide to train
with a new dog and stay on the K-
9 Unit.
Gulf County's Sheriffs Office
isn't the only agency in the area
with working dogs. Franklin
County's K-9 Unit consists of a
lab, a German shepherd, and a
malinois. The City of Mexico
Beach is currently training a lab,
and the Gulf County Corrections
Institute recently bought a work-
ing lab through a grant. They
bring their lab to Gulf County's
Sheriffs Office to train with them.


From left are K-9 Unit members Deputy Shawn Butler, "Ruby", Investigator Tim Hightower,
"B.J.", Deputy Ricky Tolbert, "Hedi", Deputy Richie Burkett, and "Dottle".


Once a dog locates drugs and
alerts its handler, it gets petted,
verbally rewarded, given a tennis
ball to chew on and put back in
the vehicle (to prevent injury).
Don't be fooled; however, by a
dog's retreat to the vehicle.
Working dogs remain watchful of
their handlers, even when inside
their vehicle kennels. After a dog
alerts and is returned to its ken-
nel, it is attentive to everything
happening around its handler
and is prepared to act should its
handler need help.
Though canines work a
potential crime situation primari-
ly .on their own, dogs can be
brought to a scene as a group if it
is necessary to utilize the skills of
each one. Even in group setting
though, they are still used one at
a time and alert individually. They
do not work side by side.
This line of work would not be
possible for a working dog without
its sense of smell. It is approxi-
mately 10 times greater than a
human's, and a dog's gender and
breed have noimpact on that
ability. It is the training that
heightens a dog's inherent ability
to locate specific scents. You
might.be surprised to learn that a
chihuahua ,has recently been
trained as an aircraft narcotics
dog. It fits nicely into small spaces
such as aircraft cockpits to sniff
for illegal drugs:
Though the dogs generally are
not dangerous to approach when
their handlers are present, it is
advisable to leame them alone
when they're in their prospective
.vehicles, Each K-9 Unit member
is \vehicle possessive. They may be
friendly when outside the vehicle
with the handler. but inside the
vehicle, the\," are, guarding their
territory and' should not be
thought of as friendly at that time.
SAssuming that they know you and
calling 'to them will not make a
difference.
Deputy Tolbert, in recogniz-
ing the extraordinary combined
abilities of the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office K-9 Unit, says, "I
think our agency has three of the
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deserve? When Gulf County K-9s
alert for illegal substances, they
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By: Andy Wilkinson,
Financial Advisor
While some people may like
surprises, some unexpected
.events can be rather disappoint-
ing, especially when they involve
financial matters.
Along those lines, a basic
understanding of what actually
happens after you place an order
with your financial advisor may
help you avoid some of the sur-
prises that uninformed investors
sometimes face when buying or


Andy Wilkinson .
selling a security, and discovering
that the price they ultimately paid
or received was not what they
expected.
Most orders you place
through your financial advisor are
handled electronically. Let's say
that you place a market order to
buy a New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE) listed stock. Your financial
advisor Immediately relays this
order electronically.
Computerized order-routing
and reporting systems called
"DOT" and Super DOT complete
the trading loop within seconds.
This includes transmission of an
order to the NYSE for execution.
and communication to all appro-
priate participants that the trade
has been completed. ...
If you have authorized your'
financial advisor to buy shares "at
the market," your order will be
filled, or completed, at the best
price available. In essence, when
.you place a "market order" like
this, you don't know exactly how
much youll' be paying for the ;
stock.
To avoid this, you could spec-,

ify the price you expect to pay by
placing a "limit order." For exam-


ple, you might offer to buy shares
at a. price below the most recent
trade, If.a seller willing to sell at
that price can't be found, your
order will not be filled.
A limit order may be limited
to a day, or if can be left open
until you cancel it, in which case
it is referred to as GTC--"good 'til
canceled."
Essentially, a limit order pro-
tects you from buying at a price
you believe to be too high or sell-
ing at onie that is too low. Your
financial advisor calls for.the pur-
chase or sale of the stock at a
specific price.
The limit order is then given
to a specialist to execute when
your price is reached. If it isn't.
reached within the specified time',
your order is not executed.
However, limit orders are not
foolproof, For example, your order
may possibly go unfilled even
though the price of the stock
reaches your buy or sell point if'
the specialist dealing in the stock
has a number of limit orders at
the same" price ahead of yours.
When he reaches your order,
there simply may be no more,
shares available at your specified
price.
Also, most experts agree that
it is advisable it monitor the price
of your stock, even when you have
a limit order in place. To illustrate
the importance of doing this, let's
say you've placed a limit order to
buy, and 'the price of the stock
comes very close to-but does not
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If the stock rises from that
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15th Annual Gold Cup Antique Car Race


The' 15th Annual Gold Cup
Antique Car Race, hosted by the
Miracle Strip Region, Antique
Automobile Club of America, will
begin in Panama City and end at
the Gibson Inn in Apalachicola on
Saturday, April 8, about 1'30 p.m.
The some 28 antique cars ranging
from the 20's through 1978 will
park around the Gibson Inn for
public display.
This year's race will have cars
from Birmingham, Alabama,
Cordele, Georgia, Tallahassee.
Havana, and Monticello. as well
as from Panama City and the sur-
rounding area.
The largest number of cars of
one make is Ford, with eight:
Model A's, Ford Thunderbirds and
Ford Mustangs. Other makes
include .Chevrolet, Corvette,
Cadillac, Packard, Lincoln, Star,
MGA, Triumph, Jaguar, and a


'1953 Military Jeep. There is a
Model A for each year the Model A
was made.
The first leg of the race course
will take the racers from Panarua
City to Mexico Beach. From
Mexico Beach racers can enjoy
the scenic view along the Gulf of
Mexico as the cars make their way
to Port St. Joe. The first cars will
arrive in Port St. Joe about 10:45
a.m., local time, for a two hour
rest and lunch stop. While in Port
St. Joe, the racers will participate
in a Jeopardy Poker Walk. Partici-
pants will be given the answers to
six questions and may determine
the correct "question" by looking
for clues in several of the busi-
nesses.
The cars will depart on the
second leg of the race from Port
St. Joe for Apalachicola about
1:00 p.m., local time. The second
leg will take one of two routes to


Apalachicpla. One route is via US
Highway 98 and the other is via
Indian Pass.
Afterxarriving in Apalachicola,
no activities are. planned during
the afternoon to allow the partici-
pants time to browse the shops in
the downtown area or enjoy relax-
ing in a rocking chair on the
porch of the Gibson Inn.
At 6:00 p.m. there will be a
non-judge vintage fashidh show
on the porch of the Gibson Inn.
Participants will model vintage
clothing of days gone by. This has
always been one of the highlights


qf the race activities. The public is
invited to attend the fashion
show. After the fashion show the
participants will attend an awards
banquet in the Gibson Inn dining
room where the race winners will
be disclosed.

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presented each week through the
month of June.
These "Ten Tips" are being
presented from The National
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Pregnancy. The National
Campaign has reviewed recent
research about parental influ-
ences on children's sexual behav-.
lor and talked to many experts in'
the field; as well as to teens and
parents themselves. From these
sources, is is clear that there is
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to reduce the risk of kids becom-
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Presented over the next terfn
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relationship with children and'
teens, setting clear expectations
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about important matters.
Research supports these common
sense lessons: not only are they
good Ideas generally, but they can

Gulf County
Republicans
On Monday evening, April 10,
the Gulf County Republican Party
will once again gather to discuss
the needs and issues facing Gulf
County residents. The meeting
will begin at 7:00 p.m., at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. Jorge San
Pedro, located at 200. Gautier
Memorial Lane in Port St. Joe.
Retaining the format of the
last meeting, the gathering will be
casual and informal. In talking
with members of the executive
committee. Chairman Lee Downer
said. "I think we all liked the
relaxed format. It made for a bet-
ter environment to express our
ideas and suggestions."
This fall, the Gulf County
Republican Party desires to place
before the voters qualified candl-
dates who are willing to success-
fully address the challenges faced
by the area communities.
If you would like to be a part
of the Gulf County Republican
Party or would like to know more
about the upcoming meeting.
Please call Lee Downer at 648-
8874.


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sexually active, as well as encour-
age those who are having sex to
use contraception carefully.
So What To Do?
Tip.# 1 Be clear about your
own sexual values and atti-
tudes. Communicating with your
children about sex, love, and rela-
tionships is often more successful
when you are certain in your own
mind about these issues. To help
clarify your attitudes and values,
think about the following kinds of
questions:
* What do you really think about
school-aged teenagers being
sexually active-perhaps even
becoming parents?
* Who is. responsible for setting
sexual limits, in a. relationship
and how is that done, realisti-
cally?
Were you sexually active as a
teenager and how do you feel
about that now? Were you sex-
ually active before you were
married? What do such reflec-
tions lead you to say to your
own child about these issues?
What do you think about
encouraging teenagers to
abstain from sex?
What do you think about
teenagers using contraception?
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for Tip # 2.

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Special Olympics Torch Run


(Sheriff's Beat)

SURELY NOT DOG'S BEST FRIEND
On Wednesday, March 29th,
Gulf County Sheriffs Deputy
Ricky Tolbert responded to a
reported disturbance in the
,Wewahitchka. area. When he
arrived on the scene, he made
contact with the victim who told
,the deputy that Kenneth
:Strickland had struck her several
.times and shot her dog.
The deputy arrested
"Strickland, 27, of Wewahitchka,
-and he was charged with battery:
and cruelty to animals for shoot-
ing and killing the victim's dog.
You CAN RUN, BUT NOT "HEIDI"
Saturday, April 1st, Sgt. Burt
Lanier and Deputies Larry
Hightower and Tolbert responded
to a call reporting a person was
throwing bottles at a house on
.Highway 71.
While responding, -Tolbert
saw three subjects walking down
the road. When they saw -the
deputy, one of the subjects took
off running into some nearby
bushes. Tolbert used K-9 "Heidi"
to track the individual.
The three officers later found
B: J. (Broward) Mitchell, 20, of
Wewahitchka, hiding under a
"house and arrested him on sever-
al warrants for failure'to appear
on- vanous charges.'
S.. PUNCHED INTO JAIL
SResponding to a, Highland
,View disturbance call on April 1st,
Deputy Bobby Plair made contact
'with a victim who stated that sev-
eral people had been. riding in a
fruck in the sand hills behind the
neighborhood.
The victim (among those in
/the pick-up) was allegedly
punched several times in the face
Sby Kenneth Rogers when he
became angry.
-'' Rogers, 30, of Port St. Joe
was arrested and taken to the
SGulf County Jail. The victim was
treated at Gulf Pines Hospital and
later released.
BREAK OFF WHEN YOU BREAM UP
''" On Monday, April 3rd,
Depu ty Paul Beasley responded to
'a call near the Calhoun County
line where allegedly an ex-
"- boyfriend was driving back and,
forth in front of his ex-girlfriend's
house, and was extremely intoxi-
cated.
c, a Beasley found and stopped
the car occupied by Mark D. and '
,* '?ich'ael Blair. both of Springfield.
The driver, Maik,s3V, -was arrest-
ed for driving under the influence
and driving while his license was
suspended or revoked.
The passenger, Michael, 35,
.was arrested for carrying a con-
cealed weapon when a loaded .22
caliber pistol was found between
his feet on the floor of the vehicle.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...
Tuesday, March 28th-Darrin
Calloway, 30, B/M, of Callaway,
violation of community control
(re: concealed weapon and pos-
session of marijuana).
Thursday, March 30th-
Silden Travis Carpenter, 28,
W/M, of Wewahitchka, driving
under the influence, and violation
of probation (re: possession of
marijuana); and Benjamin,
Causey, 30, W/M, of Opelika.
Alabama, violation of probation
(re: burglary), failure to appear
(re: driving while license suspend-
.ed or revoked, reckless driving,
two counts of resisting without
violence).' ,
Friday, March 31st-Michael
Wilkes, 34, W/M, of Blountstown,
two counts of uttering.
Saturday. April 1st-
Christopher Rhames, 19, W/1M, of
Wewahitchka, felony poisoning
and possession of a controlled
substance ("scoop"); and Jarrett
Pridgeon, 18, W/M, of Wewa-
hitchka, principal to felony poi-
soning. '
(t Sunday. April 2nd-Emmett
Cannon, 78, W/M, of Howard
Creek, possession of marijuana;
and Michael Yarrell, 18, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, driving while
license suspended or revoked.
Monday, April 3rd-Joshua
Penix, 18, W/M, of Wewahitchka,
failure to appear (re: petit theft).
Tuesday, April 4th-Dewayne
Wood, 49, W/M, of Port St. Joe,
battery.


( PSJPD Report]

No RIGHT TO DRIVE


Jesus Eligio Toquinto Rajcon,
21, of Denver, Colorado, was
charged with driving with sus-
pended or revoked license on
Monday, March 27th, by.Port St.
Joe Police Depa.lment Officer
Chris Teeter.
Teeter observed Rajcon's
vehicle traveling at 67 in a 45
m.p.h. zone and initiated-a traffic
stop. Upon further investigation
Officer Teeter learned that
Rajcon's license was suspended.


No SMOKE SCREEN HERE
Patrick H. Lawrence, 48. of
Balnbridge, Georgia, was arrested
Saturday, April 1st, by. Officer
Russell Burch for driving while
his license was suspended or
revoked.
Burch observed an excessive
amount of exhaust being emitted
from Lawrence's vehicle and initi-
ated a traffic stop in regard to
Florida statutes on air pollution
control equipment.
Upon further investigation, he
learned that Lawrence's license
was suspended for driving while
under the influence. Lawrence
was taken into custody without
incident and transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.
LICENSING, LIGHTING PROBLEMS
Shedderick Bernard Cromar-
tie, 23, of Tallahassee, was
charged with driving with no valid
driver's license on Sunday, April
2nd, by Officer Teeter who
observed that the left headlight of
Cromartie's vehicle 'was out and
initiated a traffic stop.
Upon further investigation,
the officer learned that the tag on
the vehicle had been expired
longer than six months and that
Cromartie had no valid driver's
license. The. two citations were
issued and a warning citation for
no proof of insurance aid unsafe
equipment (headlight out).
NOT LICENSED TO MOTOR
Brandon K. Williams, 18, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested April
2nd. ,Officer Stephens saw a pas-
senger attempting to hide from
him as the two vehicles passed.
He went down the street to
turn around and observed the
vehicle, which was being operated
by Williams, back down Sixth
Street and out into Long Avenue.
The vehicle also failed to maintain
its lane of traffic, therefore
Stephens initiated a traffic stop.
Upon further investigation,
the officer learned that Williams
was operating a vehicle with no
valid license (never had one).
Williams was taken into custody
without incident, and transported
to the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.



Scoop

From Page 1
and continued to hold ,Pridgeon
without bond because of his pro-
bationary status.
Scoop Facts
Scoop is considered as a "date
rape" drug. When taken, it basi-
cally renders a person incapable
of responding and they are left
unaware of what's, going on
around them.
In the case of an overdose or
sensitivity to the drug. a person's
respiratory system can completely
shut down.


Gulf County's Sheriffs
Office, Port St. Joe Police
Department, and the Gulf
Corrections Institute partic-
ipated in the Special
Olympics torch run on
Monday, April 3rd.


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Sheriff McKeithen starts
the Special Olympics run.


The entourage carried
the flaming torch through
the Port St. Joe area around
11:00 a.m., then through
the north end of the county
in Wewahitchka. Gulf
County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen said the law
enforcement agencies were
proud to be a part of such a
worthy cause.


Laura Strickland and Investigator Williams make the run
through downtown Port St. Joe for the Special Olympics.


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Below from left are Sheriff Frank McKeithen, Laura
Strickland, Cpt. Joe Nugent, Laura Taylor, Deputy Mark
Cutler, Investigator Jimmy Williams, and Officer Rusty
Burch prepare to leave for the Special Olympics run.


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Warm Hearts & Bodies
The Local Chapter of AARP recently presented another armful of
lap robes to the Sunbridge Nursing Home in' Port St. Joe as. part of
the chapter's community service project.
Pictured are Gwen Knight, project chairperson, and Barbara
Wood, seated, who made each one of the robes donated at this time.
Well done, Barbara!
The ladies ask that other members who are working on lap robes
please keep in touch with Gwen, so that she can plan the next pre-
sentation.


George Thomas
Brother George "Blackjack"
Thomas was born February 6,
1920, -to the union of Renonia
Thomas Graham in Geneva,
Alabama and later moved to Port
St. Joe. In 1947 he 'married
Maddie Langston Thomas and to
this union was bosn five children.
Brother Thomas resided in Port
St. Joe until he departed this life
on April 2, at Bay MedicalCenter
in Panama City.
Brother Thomas leaves to
cherish his fond memory, a
devoted wife, Maddie Langston
Thomas: six children, George
Edward Thomas (Mary), Delores
Coachman. Johnny Charles
Thomas (Rebecca). Mary Louise
Thomas, Renell Thomas, and
Maurice Lewis; a brother-in-law;
21 grandchildren; 27 great-grand-
children; three nieces; three
nephews; three god-children; and
a host of sorrowing friends.
The funeral services will be on
Saturday, at 2:00 p.m.,, ET, at
New Bethel Baptist Church, con-
ducted, by Reverend Eddie
Jackson. Interment will follow in
Forest Hill Cemetery. He will lie in
state at the church,,:Trom 6:00
until 8:00 p.m.. Friday., and prior
to the funeral on Saturday.
All services, are under, the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.

Melody V. Neel
Melody Victoria Neel, 19
months, of Five Acre Farms, died
March 19.
She is' survived by her
mother, Betty A. Neel; grandpar-:
ents. Richard and GeorgAnn Neel;
three aunts, -Kim, Deborah and
Brenda J. all of Five Acre Farms;
grandparents, Ann DeGraff and
Eddie Henton of Fort White; great-
grandparents. Lou and Barbara
DeGraff of Five Acre Farms: great-
grandmother. Belty Brown of
White City; great-great-grand-
mother. Mary Neel of Port St. Joe;
great-great-grandmother. Maudie
Watson Of White City; many great
uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Graveside funeral services
were conducted on March 23,. at
12:00 noon. ET. in Holly Hill
Cemetery with Reverend Dave
Fernandez officiating.
All services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home in Port St. Joe.

Moulton A. Freeman
Moulton Albert Freeman, age
89. passed away Saturday, April
1. Mr. Freeman moved to Port St.
Joe from Youngstown in 1940 and
retired from St. Joe Paper
Company. He was preceded in'
death by his wife. Ruth Parker
Freeman: a son. Moulton Lamar
Freeman: his parents., Oscar and
Lula Freeman; and four brothers.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by two grand-
daughters, Rebecca Neilson and
husband Guy of Downers Grove,
Illinois, and Barbara Luckett and
husband Tom of Apollo Beach:
four great-grandchildren.


Dominic and Sara Senece of
Downers Grove, Illinois, Danny
and Bonnie Luckett of Apollo
Beach; a daughter-in-law Jackie
Sobel of Apollo Beach; four sis-
ters, Myrtle Mayo of Dothan,
Alabama, Addie Spoon of
Niceville, Mildred Cain of Bowling
Green, and Ruth Graham of White
City; two brothers, Mark Freeman'
of Blountstown and Floyd
Freeman of Ocean Springs.
Mississippi.
The funeral services were held
:at 11:00 a.m.. ET. Tuesday at
White City Baptist Church. con-
ducted by Reverend Nick Davis.
Interment followed in the family
plot in Holly, Hill Cemetery. He
laid in state at Comforter Funeral
Home from 7:00 uniil 9:00 p.m.
on Monday.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.


Shirley T. Hicks
Shirley T. Hicks, 64, of Port
St. Joe, passed away Wednesday
night, March 22, in Panama City.
A native of Bayou la Batre,
Alabama, she had been a resident
here for the past 45 years and was
a member of Highland View
Baptist Church. Mrs. Hicks was
an accountant.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Bobby Hicks of Port St.. Joe;
her children Robert J. Hicks of
Oklahoma City,' Oklahoma, Cindy
Lee Whatley of Auburndale, Aaron
L. Whitfield of Port St. Joe, and
Heidi L. Taylor of Port St. Joe; six
grandchildren; one great-grand-
child; and four brothers, Irvin
Earl Tapper of Grand Bay,
Alabama,_ J.T. Tapper of' Mobile,
Alabama, Kimmy Kent Tapper of
St. Louis. Missouri, and Michael
Ray Tapper of Grand Bay. Mrs..
Hicks was preceded in death by a
son, a grandson, and her parents.
Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m., ET. .on Saturday,
March 25. at Highland View
Baptist Church, conducted by
Reverends Judson Waldrop,
Charles Scott, and David Nichols.
Interment followed in the family
plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe;


Lorna E. Tschudi
Infant Lorna Elaine Tschudi.
daughter of TSGT 'Kenneth
Tschudi and wife Linda Hudgins
Tschudi, of Port St. Joe, was still-
born on. Thursday, March 30,. in
Panama City.
Besides her parents. she is
survived by her sister. Kenetha
Tschudi of Port St. Joe; her grand-
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Martin
Tschudi of Pittsburgh Pennsylva-
nia: and numerous aunts, uncles,
cousins, and other relatives.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday. April 4, at 4:00 p.m.. ET.
at the graveside in Forest Hill
Cemetery. Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.


Spring Cleaning Sale; Monumental Music


2 The Junior Service League. of
Port St. Joe will host three huge
events in Cbonstitution Park, on

New Procedures for

Gulf Co. Pre-K Early

Intervention Programs
The new State of Florida
School Readiness Legislature has
made financial changes in the
operations of the Gulf County,
School Pre-K Early Intervention
Program for the 2000-2001 school
year. The Pre-K Disabilities
Program will, remain the same
with no, fee required.,
The major change is the
adoption of a sliding fee scale for
all Early Intervention 'Ell stu-
dents as of July 1. This will cause
all parents of El students to pay a
fee. The co-pay will be paid to the
schools in advance by the week or:
month.
The sliding fee will. range
between $.40 to $12.00 per day to
be determined by the number of
family members and their total
Income. This scale is being adopt-
ed by the Gulf County School,
Readiness Coalition for all pro-
grams under this legislature,
which includes Subsidized Child
Care and Early Intervention.
These changes will become
effective next school year. If fur-
ther information is needed, you
may contact Deborah Crosby, the
Gulf County Schools ESE/-
Student Services Coordinator at
229-6940.


Plant Sale at

Frank Pate Park
The Sea Oats' and Dunes
Garden Club will conduct a plant
sale on Saturday, April '15, atC
Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe,'
from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.,
ET. "
The regular monthly meeting,,:
will be held at the Gulf Countyt
Beaches Volunteer Fire Station
Community Room, St. Jode Beach,.
on Tuesday, April ,11, at 10:00,,.
a.m., ET, with President Margaret-
Whitney-Smith presiding. Roy"
Carter, Gulf County,. Extension
Agent, will speak on "Trees for the
Beaches Area-Planting. Pruning,
Pests and Disease Control." This
will be a very informative program
for all gardeners of this area.
Visitor are invited to attend.
Hostesses will be Mesdames Mary
H" endricks. Sally Malone.-Loulse
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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

Corr. Officer Basic

Course Starts April 17

: The Gulf/Franklin Center of
Gulf :Coast Community College
will begin a Correctional Officer
SBasic Standards course Monday,
April 17. the center is located at
'the intersection of Highway 98
and Garrison Avenue in Port St.
Joe. Classes will be held from
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Graduation is
scheduled for August 21.
Students -must be of good
moral character and undergo both
criminal background check and a
physical examination. They must
be at least nineteen years of age
before' being certified.
Successful completion of the
546 hour course qualifies stu-
dents to take the state examina-
tion for certification as'a Florida
-correctional officer. Upon passing
of the state test, graduates will be
eligible to work as correctional
'officers in any Florida state,
county, or private correctional
'institution. Corrections is a career
field which has experienced
strong and continuing growth and
the demand for certified officers is
'S-' high throughout the state.
Course requirements include
academic subjects such as crimi-
nal, civil, and constitutional law;
interpersonal skills; facility opera-
tions; communications: and
emergency procedures. Hands-on
skill .courses are conducted in
defensive tactics, medical first
responder, and firearms., state
funding to cover the cost of books,
uniforms, and tuition is available
for qualifying students.
Interested persons should call
Brenda Burkett or Bart Furey at
227-9670.


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valuable service could save your
child's life, so don't miss the
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The third event,"Monumental
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This free concert will be held in
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Good food and drinks will be
sold during the concert. Paul
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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 .tq bring
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PoRT ST. JOE 0, RUTHERFORD 5
SATURDAY, APRIL 1S8T
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
suffered a 5-0 first round loss to
Rutherford in the Choctaw Tour-
nament this past' Saturday. The
Lady Rams, wholwent on to win
the tournament, Ctook advantage
of five Port St. Joe errors.
Bbnnie Belin (5-1) recorded
her first loss of the season, allow-
ing four. earned runs on four hits
and four walks. Belin struck-out
two batters in her four and two-
thirds innings on the mound.
Julie Lanford gave up two hits in'
her one-third of an inning of relief.
Belin, Evette Gant and Jessi-
ca Sherrill each had a hit for Port
St. Joe (7-6).
RHS 1 0 0 1 3 5 6 0
PSJ 000 00 0 -0 3:-5


Lady Gators

Sweep Three
WEWAHITCHKA 10, GRAND RIDGE 0
THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH
-Wewahltchka's Judith Hus-
band tossed a one-hit shut-out as
the 'Lady Gators defeated Grand
Ridge 10-0 Thursday evening, in,
five innings. Judith (12-2) struck-
out 'seven batters in her four
innings on the mound for
Wewahitchka. Brandi Sasser
struck-out one batter in her one
inning of relief.
Wewahitchka scored one run
in the bottom of the first inning,
before-.adding six in the third and
three in the fourth for the win.
Britney Grice was two for.
three .with two singles and two
RBI., Christi Ward had a single
and an RBI., and Shray Glbault
added- a single for Wewahitchka
(13-2).
'We continue to get good
pitching and solid defense every
game," said head coach Charles
Fortner. "Hopefully our hitting will
come around."
GRHSO 0 0 0 0 0 1 '5
WHS 10 6 3 x -104 0
WiWAHITCHKA 6, R. F. MUNROE 0.
FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST
'The Wewahitchka Lady
Gatprs improved to 14-2 overall
on 'the season with Friday night's
6-0 victory over R. F. Munroe.
Judith Husband (13-2) tossed
her second shut-out of the week,
allowing only four hits and two
waj .s. She struck-out eight bat-
tersi in her seven innings on the
mound for the La-d' Gat-ors.
Brandi Sasser was two for
four with two singles and an RBI.
and Lindsay Miller went two for
three with two singles and an RBI
to lead Wewahitchka at the plate.
Shray Gilbault added a double for
the Lady Gators.
RFHS000 000 0-0 4 5
WHS 02 1 120 x 67 1
WEWAHITCHKA 23, GREEN Co., KY 4
Wewahitchka pounded out 13
hits and took advantage of seven
errors to defeat dreen County, KY
23-4 in Tuesda' evening's five
inning game. The Lady Gators
scored six runs in the bottom of
the first inning to take a 6-0 lead,
before adding 10 runs in the sec-
ond to put the game out of reach.
Green County scored all four of Its
runs in the top of the third inning.
Wewahitchka added three runs in
the third and four in the fourth
inning.
Judith Husband (14-2)
struck-out six batters and gave
up three hits to pick up her 14th
win of the season on the mound
for the Lady Gators. Brandi Sass-
er allowed three hits and struck-
out one in her one inning of relief.
Chnsti Ward was three for five
with three singles and two RBI to
lead Wewahitchka (15-2) at the
plate. Kristin Jones was two for
two with two singles and an RBI;
Shray Gilbault went two for three
with a double and two RBI; Kim
McMillion was two for four with
i two singles and an RBI: and
Judith Husband went two for five
with a double and three RBI.
S "We did a much better job at
the plate today," said head coach
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SATURDAY, APRIL 1ST
Port St. Joe bounced back to
defeat Fort Walton Beach 9-4 in
the second round of the tourna-
ment. The Lady Sharks scored
four runs in the top of the second
inning to take a 4-1 lead and held
on for the win.
Alisha Barber gave up two
earned runs on six hits, two walks
and struck-out one in her two
innings on the mound for the
Lady Sharks. Julie Lanford gave
up one hit, two walks and struck-
out one in her three innings of
relief.
Megan Johnspn led Port St.
Joe's 11 hit attack, going three for
four with a triple and four RBI.
Bonnie Belin was two for four with
a double, and Alisha Barber went
two for three with an RBI. Julie
Lanford had a single and an RBI, .
while Kristin Abrams,. Candice
Kennedy and Jessica Sherrill each
added a single for "the Lady
Sharks (8-6).
PSJ 041 13 -911 1
FWB 11 0 20 4 75
PORT ST. JOE 10, FREEPORT 0
SATURDAY, APRIL lST
: The Lady Sharks' bats came
alive as, they closed out the
Choctaw Tournament on a hitting
terror with 13 hits to defeat
Freeport 10-0.
Bonnie Belin (6-1) tossed a
'one-hit shut-out to pick up-the
win on the mound for the Lady
Sharks. She struck-out three bat--
ters and walked one in her five
innings.
I Julie' Lanford was three for
three with two RBI, and Megan
Johnson went three for four with'
an RBI to lead Port St. Joe offen-
sively. Evette Gant was two for
three with two RBI, and Angela
McDowell was also two for three.
Neikole Royster had a double,.
while Kristin Abrams and Jessica
Sherrill each added a single for
the Lady Sharks (9-6).
"We are Improving with every
game," said head coach Jim Belin.
"Our hitting is really coming
along, and defense is getting bet-
ter each game."
FHS 00 000 0 -0 1
PSJ 2 3 0 2 3 -10130
PORT ST. JOE 22, GREEN Co., KY 0
TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH
,The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
pounded out 18 hits at the plate
as they shut-out Green County,
KY 22-0 in five Innings Tuesday'
night. The Lady Sharks scored
five runs in the bottom of the first
inning, four in the second, six n
the third and seven in the fourth.
Bonnie Belin (7-1) and Julie
Lanford combined for a complete
game two-hit shut-out on the
mound for the Lady Sharks. Belin
struck-out three batters, and gave
up one hit and one walk in her.
two innings. Lanford allowed one
hit and struck-out three in her
three innings of relief.
Kristin Abrams was three for
four with an RBI. and Megan


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Johnson went three for five with a
double to lead Port St. Joe (10-6)
offensively. Candice Kennedy was
two for three with a double and
two RBI; Evette Gant went two for
three with a double and two RBI;
Jessica Sherrill was two for four
with a double and two RBI; and
Julie Lanford was two for five with
two RBI. Bonnie Belin had a two-
run homer for her second home-
run of the season. Shanna Wester
had a double with' two RBI,
Neikole Royster had a double and
an RBI, and Alisha Barber added
a single for the Lady Sharks.
"Our bats are still hot, and
our pitching and defense are
much better,"! said head coach
Jim Belin. "We have shut-out our
last'two opponents."
GHS 0 0 00 0 26
PSJ 5 4 6 7,x --22181


GulfRifle Club To
Hold Pistol Matches,
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly business meeting on
April 6, starting at 6:30 p.m.'
Members are urged to attend and
have a voice in the operation of
the club.
The club will hold two sepa-
rate: pistol matches, a .22 RF
bullseye match and a metallic sil-
houette match, on Saturday
morning, April 8.
The bullseye match will start.
at 9:30 and consists of 90 shots
fired at bullseye targets placed 25
yards from the firing line. The
match is divided into three stages,
(slow fire, timed fire, and rapid
fire) with 30 shots fired in each
stage. Most any .22 RF handgun,
maybe used in this match...
The silhouette match' will fol-
low the completion of the bullseye
,match and consists of 40 shots
fired at metal targets placed at 40,
50, 75, and 100 yards from the
firing line. Suitable handgun cal-
ibers for this match would include
.22 RF, .22 magnum, .38 special,
.357 magnum, and .44 magnum.
Starting with this match any type
of sight will be allowed. All hand-
gun shooters are invited to partic-
ipate in the monthly matches. For
additional information call 229-
8421.
Last Saturday morning the
club held its monthly hi-power
rifle metallic silhouette, smallbore
rifle metallic silhouette, and buf-
falo matches.
The hi-power match was won
by Roger Brown" 'ith a score' of
eight targets. Tommy Wood was
second with six and Robert
Branch was third with five tar-
gets.
Wood won the smallbore
match by downing 18 targets.
Branch won second place with 14
targets and Wayne Frasure was
third with 12 targets.
The buffalo match was won
by Carl Kleinschmidt with a score
of 12.7. John Dady was second
with 12.3 and John Winfield won
third with a score of 10.0.


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Kneeling, from left, are Austin Horton, Brett Millender, Will
Strange, Brandon Skipper. Kevin Hayes, Danny Jones, Justin
Rhodes, and Randall Johnson. Standing (center row) are:
Stephen Besore, Ashley Haddock, Michael Gortman, Stevie Peak,
Stephen Tarantino, Hunter Nunnery, and Victor Gortman.
Standing (rear) are: Steve Peak, Will McLemore, and Harlan
Haddock. Not shown is Tony Strange.

Warriors In Top Trio

At PCB Spring Classic


The newly formed "Warriors"
13 and 14 year old baseball team
participated in its first tourna-'
ment this past weekend and came
away with third place from the
seven teams participaUng in the
Panama *City Beach Spring
Classic.
The top three finishers in the
two-day round robin tourney each
ended with a 3-1 record and were,
placed based on the number of
runs each allowed 'their: oppo-
nents. The Niceville Traveling.
Eagles claimed first, followed by.
Thomasville in second.
The Warriors' team organizers
gathered players from the Gulf-
Franklin county area consisting
of: Wewahitchka's Michael Gort-
man, Hunter Nunnery, Stevie
Peak, Justin Rhodes, Brandon
Skipper, and Will Strange; Port St.
Joe's Stephen Besore. Ashley
Haddock. Austin Horton, and
Stephen Tarantino: and Franklin
County's Kevin Hayes, Randall
Johnson, Danny Jones, and Brett
Millender.
The team was coached in the
tourney by Will McLemore, Steve
Peak, Tony Strange, and Harlan
Haddock.
Since the team held no pre-
tourney practice, most of the
players literally met in the dugout
and went straight to work defeat-
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game.
Jones (3) and Nunnery (2)
were the pitchers of record in the
shut-out giving up two hits. strik-
ing out two. walking none, with
no defensive errors recorded. At
the plate, the Warriors picked up
six hits.
In the afternoon game. the
Warriors picked up a 10-5 victory,
over Lynn Haven. Horton (3 1/3).
Nunnery (3), and Johnson (2/3)'
pitched in the game recording six
strike-outs. giving up four walks
and six ,hits, while the defense
committed five errors. The offense
was scored with six hits in the
S game. : .: :, '. .
Under the noontime sun
Sunday. the Warriors pulled out a
9-7 win in a battle with the Gulf
Breeze Devil Rays. Peak (3 1/3).


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Besore (1/3), and Jones (2 1/3)
shared duties on the mound col-
lecting eight strike-outs, while
allowing four walks and eight
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through five hits in the game.
Immediately following the
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the Niceyille Traveling Eagles and
were defeated 13-1.
Johnson started the game on
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and Horton. Collectively. they
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Offensively, the following
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on Saturday, April 15th. The first
annual. Spring Fishing Tourna-
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both offshore and inshore cate-
gories.
In the offshore division, prizes
will be awarded for the first three
places of grouper, snapper, and
cobia. Entry fee for offshore con-
testants is $150 per boat.
The inshore division will pay
1brst, second, and third places for
redfish, trout, and Spanish mack-
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based upon 80% of entry fees paid
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Shark Varsity Track Team Takes 1st Place


This past Friday, March 31,
the Port St. Joe High School var-
sity boy's track team travelled to
Tallahassee and came away with
nine victories at the FAMU
Invitational. The Tiger Sharks
scored 145 points followed by
Tallahassee Lincoln with 143,
Taylor County 63, Richards 48,
Marianna 21, Quincy Sharks 19,
Philes 12, Havana 11, Greensboro
9, and FAMU 3.
Finishing first for the Sharks
was the. 4 X 800 relay team of
John Watkins, Jerrill Showers.


Santiel Chambers, and Chris
Hendricks, Tremaine Lewis in the
discus, Travis Woullard in the
shot put, Kyron Bailey in the high
jump, Josh Todd in the pole vault,
and Rod Givens in the 1600 and
3200 run, Second place finishers
were Lewis in the shot put,
Woullard in the discus, and
Jerome Williams in the pole vault.
Fourth place finishers were
Ken Peak in the discus, the 4 X
100 relay team of Seneca
Chambers, Dexter Gant, Reggie
Quinn, and Bailey. The 4 X 400


relay team of Showers, John
Watkins, Josh Watkins, and
Santiel Chambers.
Finishing fifth were Gant in
the triple jump, and Bailey in the
high hurdles and intermediate
hurdles. Sixth place finishers
were Aaron Richards, in discus,
and Bailey in the triple jump.
Seventh place finishers were
Seneca Chambers in the triple
jump, Gant in the high jump, arid
Dusty Crews in the high hurdles.
And eighth place in the high hur-
dles went to Woodrpw Cherry and
to Reggie Quinn in the 100


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meters.
Personal bests were recorded.
by Lewis, John Watkins, Josh
Watkins, Showers, Gant, Bailey,
Seneca Chambers; Quinn, Peak,
Richards, Crews, ahd Cherry.

This Saturday, the Sharks
will again travel to Tallahassedeto
compete in the Capital City clas-
sic.
"We are making some
improvement," said coach Vernon
Eppinete, "but we are still not
where we want and need to be."



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Gators Sweep Games


This Week; Win Three


PORT ST. JOE 5, -WAKULLA 6
THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH
The Port St. Joe Sharks:
dropped to 9-9 overall on the sea-
son with Thursday night's 6-5
loss to Wakulla High School. The'
Sharks out hit Wakulla 10 to
eight, but. committed four errors
on defense, to send three
unearned runs'across the plate.,
Adam Hamm (3-5) gave up.,
three earned runs on seven hits


and four walks to record the loss
on the mound for the Sharks.
Hamm struck-out two batters in
his three and two-thirds innings.
Brad Knox gave up one hit and
struck-out two batters in his two
and one-third innings of relief.
Adam Hamm was two for four
with two singles and an RBI, and
Bryce Thomas went two for four
with two singles to lead Port St.
Joe offensively. Koran Peters.
Ashley Stephens, and Brett Jeff-
coat each had a single and an
*RBI. Matt Caswell had a double,
while Jacob Tankersley and Steve
Lowrey each added a single for the
Sharks.
PSJ 0 1 2 110 0--510 4
WHS - 6 8 3
PORT ST. JOE 3, BLOUNTSTOWN 4
FRIDAY, MARCH 3 ST
The Blountstown Tigers
scored three runs in the bottom of
the fourth inning, to take a 4-2
lead and held on for a 4-8. victory
over Port St. Joe in Friday night's
match-up. The Sharks dropped to
9-10 overall and 3-2 in District 3-
2A play.
Ryan Stephens (5-4) allowed
three earned runs on six hits and
three walks, while collecting ffire
strike-outs in his four innings on
the mound for the Sharks. Ashley
Stephens gave up two hits and
struck-out two batters in his two
innings of relief.
Ryan went two for two with
two doubles and an RBI, and
Adam Hamm. was two for three
with two singles to lead the
Sharks at the plate. 'Jacob
Tankerslev and Brett Jeffcoat
each had a single and an RBI.
while Ashley Stephens added a
single for Port St. Joe.
PSJ 10 1 001 0Q-3 6 1
BHS 0 0 1 3 6O x- 47 1
PORT ST. JOE 4. HARRISON Co., KY 3
TUESDAY, APRIL 3RD
The Sharks battled back from
a 3-0 deficit to knock off Harrison
County, KY 4-3 in Monday night's
.game. Harrison County jumped
out to an early 3-0 lead after'scor-
ing three runs in the top of the
first inning. The Sharks chipped
away in the bottom half of the
inning with two runs of their own,
then added one run ,in the third
and fourth innings to take a 4-3
lead.
Brad Knox (1-1) gave up one
earned run on three hits and
three walks to pick up the win on
the mound for the Sharks. Knox
struck-out two batters in his six
innings. Ashley Stephens struck-
out one batter in his one inning of
relief.
Ryan. Stephens and Bryce
Thomas each had an RBI single;
Matt Caswell and Brett Jeffcoat
each had a double; while Koran
Peters, Jacob Tankersley, Adam
Nixon and Brad Knox each added
a single for Port St. Joe (10-10).
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One of the drawbacks to bond-
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Miller and Josh Mauldin each
added a single and an RBI for
Wewahitchka.
WHS 30 0 1 0 1 0-5 4 1
CHS 00 1 0000-1 31-

WEWAHITCHEA 23, GRAND RIDGE 4
TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
climbed back to the .500 mark for
the season, defeating Grand Ridge
23-4 in Tuesday night's five
inning game. The Gators
improved to 10-10 overall on the
season and 9-2 in District 2-A
play.
Wewahltchka jumped out to a
16-0 lead, scoring two runs in the
top of the first and second
Innings. three in the third and
nine in the fourth. Grand Ridge
scored one run in the bottom of
the fourth inning, but the Gators
answered with seven in the top of
the fifth inning.
Blake.Rish was four for four
with three singles, a homerun and
five RBI; Brandon Jones was three
for three with a double, a home-
run and three RBI: and Philip Hall
went three for three with three
singles and three RBI to- lead
Wewahitchka's 18-hit attack.
Bradley Shavers was two for three
with a double and two RBI, and
Justin Barnes went two for four
with two single and an RBI.
Justin Miller and Wesley Colvin
each had a single and two RBI.
while Alex Chan and Jeff Marshall
each added 'a single for the
Gators.
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(34) snags the pitcher's toss to,
hold the Blountstown runner on.

Soft-shell Turtle
Season To Close,
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will close the season on softshell
turtles from May 1 through July
31. During this period the harvest
of softshell turtles or their eggs
will be prohibited.'
According to new rules. rio
person may possess more than 50
eggs of aggregate native freshwa-
ter turtle species taken from the
'wild." It isalso illegal to purchase
or sell turtle eggs taken from the
wild.
These rules. effective Aug I,"
1999, reflect the first time the
FWC has halted the taking of soft-
shell turtles. .
"Within, recent years, a sub-
stantial freshwater fishery has
developed for turtles in Florida,"
said Paul Moler. FWC biological
administrator.
"The three-month closure is
intended to provide protection
and management for this impor-
tant commercial fishery."
"The aggregate 50-egg limit is
a possession limit, not a daily bag
limit," Moler said. 'The rule is
designed to accommodate the
individual who rmght find a few
eggs in his yard and decide to
incubate them. -
-Three species of softshell tur-
tles 'inhabit Florida. The Florida
softshell (Apalone ferbx), the most
common and only one found
throughout Florida. can grow to
70 pounds. The other two are the
Gulf coast smooth softshell
(Apalone mutica calvata) and the
Gulf coast spiny' softshell
(Apalone spinifera asper). .


WEWAHITCHKA 5, R. F. MUNROE 2
FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST
The Wewahitchka: Gators
improved to 8-10 overall on, the
season and 7-2 inr District 2-A
play with, Friday night's 5-2 victo-
ry over R. F. Munroe High School.,
The Gators jumped, out to a 2-0
lead, scoring two runs in the top
of the first inning. Munroe
bounced back to score one run in
the bottom half of the inning, but
the Gators pulled away when they
scored one in the fourth and two
in the sixth inning.
Jonathan Thomas (6-1) threw
another solid game to pick up his
sixth win of the season on the
mound for the; Gators. Thomas
allowed two earned runs on four
hits, two walks and struck-out
three Munroe batters.
Brandon Jones was two for
four with two singles and four
RBI, and Philip Hall also went two
for four with two singles to lead
Wewahitchka at the plate. Justin
Miller had a single and an RBI,
while Blake Rish and Justin
Barnes each added a single for the,
Gators.
WHS 200 1 02 O-5 7 0
CHS 100 0 0 0 1- 2. 4 4
WEWARITCHKA 5, CARRABELLE 1
MONDAY, APRIL 3RD
Wewahitchka scored three
runs in the top of the first inning
and held on for a 5-1 victory over
Carrabelle Monday 'night. The
Gators are now 8-2 in District 2-A
play and 9-10 overall.
Bradley Shavers (3-4) did not
allow an earned run as he gave up
three hits and three walks to
record the win. for Wewahitchka.
He struck out four batters in his
seven innings on the mound.
Brandon Jones led the Gators
offensively, going two for two with
two singles and an RBI. Justin


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Four Southeast States Issue Joint Health Advisory


High Levels of Mercury Contamination Are Found


Florida, .Georgia, North
Carolina and South Carolina have
joined together to issue a joint
health advisory regarding high
levels of mercury in large king
mackerel. In Florida, this is an
update to a previous advisory that
adds the northern Atlantic coast-
line from the Flager-Volusia coun-
ty line to the Georgia-Florida state
line.
This advisory Is now in effect
along the entire coastline of the
state including both the Gulf of
Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.


Recent samples from the North
Florida region of the Atlantic
showed king mackerel to contain
mercury above the standards of
the health advisory guidelines.
King mackerel less than 33
inches fork-length (from nose to
where the tail forks) is safe to eat,
but king mackerel over 39 inches
should not be eaten. People
should limit their consumption of
33 to 39 inch fish.
Women of child-bearing age
and children age 12 and under
should eat no more than one


exght-ounce portion a month, and
other adults should eat no more
than four eight-ounce portions a:
month.
Due to similar findings from'
other states, a regional advisory is
also in effect for the Atlantic
coastlines of Georgia. South
Carolina and North Carolina, in
addition to Florida. The consump-
tion limits duplicates Florida's
assessment and represents a
comprehensive evaluation of the
southeastern United States coast-


line.
"We're working together to
protect the public's health." said
Florida Department of Health
Secretary Robert 0. Brooks, M.D.
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figures and conducted a joint risk
assessment. People do not have to
stop eating king mackerel, howev-
er. they definitely need to limit
their consumption of it."
The advisory Is based on the
concentration of total mercury
from the edible fillet of the fish.


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Mercury in fish flesh exists pre-
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which is readily absorbed by the
human digestive system.
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prolonged period of time produces
toxicity of the central nervous
system. Children are particularly
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 6. 2000


PSJHS OM Team


Takes Regional 1st


Seated (1 to r) are Katie Hoffman, Krista Hensley, Elizabeth
Gibson, and Elizabeth Kilbourn. Standing is Nancy Brockman.


PSJMS's OM Teams


Headed for Orlando


Last Saturday, Port St. Joe
Middle School's Odyssey,. of the
Mind teams headed to Chipley to
compete in Capital. Regional
Tournament. The two Division II
teams worked for months, to pre-
pare solutions to the problems of
"Pest-Aside" and the "Shrinking
Structure." Their hard work paid
off with, first place awards and
they have qualified to. go to the
state competition in Orlando on
April 29.
The "Pest-Aside" team was
also recognized, for its creative
efforts and was awarded the
Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award.
This special recognition repre-
sents the essence of the Odyssey
of the Mind program and is pre-
sented to teams or Individuals
who exhibit exceptional creativity.
"Pest-Aside" was made up of


team members Katie Ho
Elizabeth Kilbourn,'
Hensley, Nicole Ford,
Elizabeth Gibsonr. These
graders wrote a play an
three contraptions to c
their pest: a monster und
bed of two 'sisters. The 1
built a series of traps and
succeeded in driving th
away. Elizabeth Gibson s
original tune to introdu
play.
The second middle:
team was comprised o
Boone, Kim. Burkett, J
Couch, All McKeithen, R
Lamboy, and Meggie Boon
They chose the problem
"Shrinking Structure" and
(See ODYSSEY on Pa


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

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


.. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

S -Sx' -teienth Street
508 Sixteenth Street e 227-1756
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. <
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Adult School ........ .11 a.m.
*Sunday School ,
*Young Children A ..b
*Nursery Available
PaStor Rev. J. Reid CaimHCron Highway 71/Cecil Coshn Sr. Blvd.


d / first Baptist Church

S1 i 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Buddy Caswell
S[. M. inisterof aMusic & Youth
Sunday School .................... .9:45 am
| Wo.rship Service ... .. ... .:...1:00;am
Disciple Training . ... .. . 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .... ... . 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... 7:00 pm
K, "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 1

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

FAITH ,TBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
'Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ... . 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .... . 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service . . 6:00 p.m."
"-;;- Wednesday Prayer Meeting '.. 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


SConstitution.and Monument
4.| 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


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


Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Sealey
SPASTOR G oir Directoir Youth & Children's Directorj


Baptist ChneL

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Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at I0 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


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Seated (1 to r) are All McKeithen, Jeremy Couch, and
Rushelle Lamboy. Standing (1. to r) are Kimberly Burkert, Tom.
Boone, Meggie Boone, and Gloria Gant.


Krista On Saturday, April 1st; the'
and Port St. Joe High School Odyssey;
sixth of the Mind team competed in the
d built Capital Regional Tournament in
capture Chipley, and won first place in the
der the Division III King Arthur Classic.
parents For those who are not familiar
I finally with'the Odyssey of the Mind pro-,
ie pest gram, its purpose is to promote,-
ang an, creative thinking by challenging
ice the teams to solve divergent prob-
lems, or those with more than one
school solution. Through working togeth-
f Tom; er in teams, participants learn
Jeremy cooperation, the appreciation and
ushelle understanding of others, and that
oe a group is a more powerful think-
fe ing force than an individual.
nof the They develop a sense of self-
d .were respect and respect for others
)' through preparatory activities
Ige 3B) such as brainstorming' and role
playing.
1Typicallvy, the ultimate goal for
teams is to present their problem
solutions In official competitions,
* however, this is not a requirement
ist of participation. The purpose of
the Odyssey of the Mind program
is to give 'students a unique learn-



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ing experience that promises to be
challenging and fun!
In an Odyssey -of the Mind
competition, teams are awarded
scores in three different areas: the
long-term problem solution, the
style component of the long-term
solution, and how well they solve
the spontaneous problem given.
on the day of competition.
The PSJHS team is comprised
of Lisa Curry, Maclainr Howse,
Hilary Patterson, Heidi Wells,
Sarah Anderson, Reko Gainer and'
Matt Daves. The OM coach is
Diane McKeithen.
These seven students wrote a
skit demonstration m the lirst act
of a legend about King Arthur.
For this, they chose die legend of
Avalon; the island of apples where
Arthui .supposedly went to die
after his battle at.Camlan.,
The second act revealed how
this legend developed if King
Arthur did not exist. For this, they
created the character of Arty, the
.cider maker and explained how
his actions could have been mis-


Standing (1 to r) are Diane McKelthen (sponsor). Matt Daves,
Sarah Anderson, Heidi Wells, Hilary Patterson, (kneeling/seated
below) Reko Gainer, Maclain Howse, and Lisa Curry.

"_ *'A Port of \ictor"

Fi 'st C1hu^C eIof azaen:e
'40 Lc i 'eA u.'A Pr vf., t S. '-,. Flo.0 ii 324 c.
(850) 229-9596
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Sunday Morning Worship .. .... .... 11 a.m. Ilie -ls oe, H.I.'no ip iI,
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. L ,.Ld in t d e [beaiLitY o holness.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Pscin 29 2Q

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l Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor


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SCHEDULE OF SEF.'.ICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ,
Bible Stildy uncLdv at 9:00 a.m: (all ages)
, Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m..
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Sunday School ....................................................1... 0 a.m.
M morning Service ...................... 1......................... 1 a.m.
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Thursday Praise & Worship ............. .......... 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor K


interpreted, thus forming the leg-
end of King Arthur.
All scenery, costumes, and
props had to be created by the
team members. Certain props
such as the tapestry, the flag, and
the coat of arms were required.
Five of the seven team mem-


Robert and Jeanette Cary

Focus On The World

"Focus On The World," a spe-
cial missions service, will be held
at Oak Grove Assembly of God on
Sunday, April 9, at 10:45 a.m.
and 6:15 p.m., ET.
Reverend Robert Cary,
regional superintendent of
Northeast Asia for the Church of
God World Missions, will be con-
ducting this special service. Cary
was the former pastor of the
Highland View Church of God for
many years. He and his wife
Jeanette are very much loved and
respected in 'this area and will be.
a great blessing to all who attend;
Pastor Dave Fernandez and
congregation invites, the public to
attend to hear and experience
what God is doing, :to hear world
missions direct from the field, and
to become a part of reaching
around the world.


bers also had to participate in the
spontaneous problem solving
competition. Points awarded in
this category were based on the
creativity of the answers.
A special OM award was given
at the regional tournament to
PSJHS's Lisa Curry. She. received,
the "OMer's Award." To receive''
this award, the student must be
nominated by a judge at the tour-
nament. Lisa was noted for her
"God-given talent" in acting and
her leadership abilities.
(See 1ST PLACE on Page 3B)


First Baptist
Calls Naborhuis
as Interim Pastor.
First Baptist Church has''
called Brother Harmon, RL
Naborhuis as interimm" pastor.
Brother Naborhuis has been in'
the pastorate ministry for fifty.'-
years. He is a member of First."
Baptist Church and has served as-
interim pastor there in the past. -
In 1993-94, Brother""
Naborhuis served as interim pas--'
tor for a period of time when the
church was without a pastor and"* -
the church grew. Naborhuis Is an '
excellent Bible expositor and
teacher. His wisdom and insight'.
into God's word is a blessing to all
and the membership would like to
invite one and all to go, worship.
and hear the truths of God's word,
proclaimed in a concise and pow-r
erful way.
The public is invitFd to go and,
worship in a friendly family
atmosphere of First Baptist,
Church. Services begin on;.
Sunday morning, with the Great':.,
Commission Sunday School hour
at 9:45 a.m., morning worship ,
services, at 11:00 a.m., and
evening worship services at 7:00
p.m. An excellent nursery is pro-
vided for the little ones.


Family Life Church

"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus
PortH 9tJ

10:30 Sunday Morning. Apoalchicolao.. E Hwy. .)W ...PanamaCiy
7:00 Wednesday Evening Hwy.
71 Reid Ave.
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family ufe Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates .
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe ...Wewahitchka



31'C 0311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 <-
1 ,A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
1..,' V Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
,O taste aifd .s1e: that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
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First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant *. Church Office227-1493
Sunday School .................. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ... ..... .11:00a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .... ........... .. .... 7:00 p.m. i .
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


first United Methodist Church.
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

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

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

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY *

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
++ 4.++ Sunday School 9:45..
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA'
8:00 a.m. (CT) '

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


God's
love
is
higher
than
the
heavens

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Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

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


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From Ithe Staff and Students at .





Elementary, Middle ani Soo- nation Faities

Elementary, Middle anH High School Itdwation Facilities -


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"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 earned enough points
at the Capital Regional Meet in
Chipley to represent Gulf County
*i and Capital Region in the
Odyssey of the Mind competition
in Orlando on April 29th. We are
proud of youl
PTO Meeting
There will be a PTO meeting
on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30
p.m. in the auditorium. All par-
ents are encouraged to attend.
Kindergarten Registration
Kiridergarten 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)





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News Column

Faith Christian School
We want to thank all those
who helped with the garage and
estate sale last week, and we
appreciate all those whq, came
anid supported the fundraiser. It
0r wwas a success and a blessing.
We will hvW" another inside "
f$ sale this Saturday, April 8, from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All the col-
lectibles, antique glass and china,
as well as curios and pictures,
t!iat were left from last Saturday
will be half price or less. There
will be a few new treasures to buy.
Please remember that all pro-
ceeds will go to the school.
'Grades K-5 through four will.
be going to the Marina Civic
COnter in Panama City this Friday
to see "Charlotte's Web." Brenda
R*bershaw and Karen Odom are
coordinating the trip.
Faith Christian is organizing
a Junior Beta Club for grades five
through eight. The Beta Club is a
national honor and service orga-
nization and we are excited about
being a part of it. The installation
of the club and charter members
will be held April 17 at 8:20 a.m.
I The annual SAT achieVement
test will be given the week of April
17' through 20. Please note these
dates on your calendar and plan
your family activities so that our
students will get their proper rest.
These tests ,not only .record
thle students' individual progress,
but also give us an .indicator of
the school's performance. We do
not drill the students for these
tests because we want to know
what they have learned during
the course of the year in compar-
ison with previous testing.
For these reasons we urge
you to convey to your children the
*' importance of doing their best.


SULF- r COUNTY SCHOOLS
:,APRIL 10 14, 2000
MONDAY-Chicken Patty with
Bun, Hash, Brown Patty, Relish
Plate, Fruit Crisp, and Milk, or
Chefs Salad Meal.
TUESDAY-Salisbury Steak with
Gravy, Baked Potato, Green Beans,
Peaches, Roll, and Milk, or Chef's
Salad Meal.
WEDNESDAY-Burrito, Fresh
Banana, Jello with Topping,
Cornbread, and Milk or Chef's
Salad Meal.
THURSDAY-Ham and Cheese
Bake, Greens, Pineapple Cubes,
Chocolate Cake, and Milk, or Chef's
Salad Meal.
FRIDAY-Sausage. Pizza,' Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks
w/Dressing, and Milk, or Chef's
Salad Meal.
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
S AND/OR COMMODITIES.


.PHI N NEWS
FROM
PORT ST. JOE
.MENTARY SCHOOL

P.E. Wellness Tip of the Week
"STEPS TO A HEALTHY HEART"
Despite the progress in fight-
ing heart disease, four of ten
deaths in the U.S. still result from
heart problems or stroke. To sig-
nificantly lower your risk of being
in this unlucky group of
Americans you should:
*Exercise. Only one in five
Americans gets enough exercise
to lower their risk of heart dis-
ease. At a minimum, you should
walk for 20 minutes five times a
week.
*Eat less meat. and fried
foods. Americans still get a third
of their calories from fat.
*Eat more fruits and vegeta-
bles and fibrous foods.
*Stop smoking. One of every
four Americans still uses ciga-
rettes or other tobacco products.
*Have your cholesterol
checked and consult with your
doctor on how to bring it down if
it's too high.
*Keep your weight under con-
trol. Extra body fat increases your
risk of heart disease.


Gulf County Schools
Superintendent Jerry Kelley
selected WES sixth grader Jessica
Jones as a 2000 Disney Dreamer
and Doer. Jessica is among an
elite group of students who have
demonstrated the 'four qualities
which cartoonist Walt Disney
admires.
Those qualities, known as
"Walt's Four C's," are curiosity,
courage, confidence, and con-
stancy. Jessica exhibits qualities
admired by all her teachers. She
is very.conscientious, makes good
grades, and consistently .does her
best.
Jessica has received recogni-
tion for making the honor roll and
achieving high scores on stan-
dardized tests. She also won
numerous awards at the annual
science fair..
Jessica participates in several
extracurricular activities. At
school, she is an active member pf
Teen Christian Leaders and
D.A.R.E. Other activities include
playing the piano, attending
church, reading, spending time
with her family, and Girl Scouts.
Only. three students from
each of Florida's counties are
selected annually to receive the
Dreamers and Doers award.
Jessica can take pride in repre-
senting Gulf County in an awards
ceremony to be held at Disney's
Wide World of Sports Complex on
April 11.
In celebration of her success,
the Walt Disney Company also
provided Jessica with three com-
plimentary tickets good at any. of
their theme parks.
The Warrior family is proud to
call Jessica one of our own.


Middle

School News

By: Brittany Crocker



.Hello, hello Port St. Joe citi-
zensl We have a large amount of
information this week. The front
office has been busy and issued
many attention notices.
Girls, bandanas are against
the rules, so please don't wear
them. There are still a few middle
school t-shirts and some PSJHS
backpacks for sale.
And, as for "Lost and Found",
WOW! We have locker keys, hair
clips, jewelry, a coin, blue hair-
brush, several jackets, other
clothing articles, and a multi-col-
ored pencil case. Whewl
Report cards went home last
week. Hope there were all smiles
at home.
Also, congratulations to
Melissa Nixon, the new Beta Club
Social Chairman. Good job! Beta
Club, registration is in the front
office. Cheerleading practice
started, GO SHARKS!
Don't forget that Mrs.
Williams' history classes have a
project due Friday, April 28th.
Let's get moving!

Congratulations to our
Odyssey of the Mind teams! Both
teams competed in Chipley last
Saturday and qualified for the
state meet in Orlando later this
month. Way to go. PJSMSI

Thought for the week: He
rarely hits the mark or wins, the
game that says, "I know. I'll miss"
while taking aim.-Arthur
Guithernam

"Things you probably didn't
knof"-1.) Ketchup was sold in
the 1830's as medicine. 2.) Casey
Kasem is the voice of Shaggy and
Scooby Doo. 3.) Killer whales kill
sharks by torpedoing their stom-
achs so that they explode. 4.)
Donald Duck comics were banned
from Finland because he didn't
wear pants.


News For The Week
The car wash at the Shell sta-
tion on Saturday was very suc-
cessful. Everyone worked hard to
do a good job on the cars and we
had a good time. Thanks to the
people at Shell who were kind
enough to let us have the car
wash function at their place of
business.
We are having another car
wash this Saturday at the
Express Lane on Mexico Beach
from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m., EST.
Please come by and support the
cadet corps by having your car
washed. We are working very hard
to have a field trip this summer to
'Cape Canaveral to see the Space
Center.
We are preparing for our visit
to the local nursing home on
Wednesday, April 5th. We really
look forward to visiting with the
wonderful residents and staff at
Sunrise Care and Rehabilitation
for Bay St. Joseph.
On Friday, April 7th, 10 of
our cadets will be taking a CPR
class in the NJROTC classroom.
The class will begin at 6 p.m. and
the cadets will learn how to
administer CPR. The class will be
taught by Nancy Howze.
This is a very educational
course and could possibly help us
to save lives in our daily lives. We
appreciate Mrs. Howze taking
time to teach us this skill as it will
,make us more valuable contribu-
Stors to our community.
Until next time,
Semper Fit!
Cadet Ensign Julie Faircloth
Public Information Officer

Kindergarten Round-Up
.Wewahitchka Elementary
School is conducting a "2000-
2001 Kindergarten Round-Up"
on Friday, April 14th, from 8:30
a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Parents are asked to please
take your child (to be screened),
school physical (HRS Form 3040),
immunization record (HRS Form
680 or shot record), birth certifi-
cate, and social security card.
If you have any' questions,,
,please contact Pam Lister at 689-
2476.


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Seated, left to right, are Jessie Weimorts, Heat.,er
Henderson, Becky Belin, Haley Watford, and Jenna Chesser;
standing are Cathy Colbert; Brian Jones, Joshua Watkins, and
Kale Guillot.

SGA Sponsored "Pennies for Patients"
The Student Government Association of Port St. Joe Middle School
sponsored "Pennies for Patients" during the month of March. This pro-
gram is a national fund-raising program where students collect their
spare change in order to help other students who are battling leukemia
and its related cancers.
Port St. Joe Middle School dug deqp into pockets, shook piggy banks,
and collected $1,031.29 for the Leukemia Society. The top three AA
classes were Martin Adkison's with' $183.24, Ruby Knox's AA with
$169.92, and Carl White's class with $154.39. The SGA wishes to thank
every student who helped make "Pennies for Patients" such a great suc-
'cess.


Odyssey-

inches, hold weight, and then
shrink in height by one and one-
half inches and hold additional
weight. In all, their structure
withstood 62.5 pounds before col-
lapsing.
Additionally, the team had to
write a play designed to include
the structure. They based the
drama on the idea of a time
machine which had a program-
ming' glitch and shrunk passen-
gers.
Both teams also competed in
spontaneous problem solving
where members had to give cre-
ative answers to questions posed
by the judges. Scoring was based
on a team's performance in their
long term solution, style, and
spontaneous problem solving.


from Page 2B

required to design and build a
balsa wood structure weighing 15
grams or less. This structure had
to begin at the height of about 10

1st Place
-from Page 2B
Port St. Joe High School won
first place; Chipley High School
won second place; and Jefferson
High School won third place. The
team will now travel to Orlando
April 28th through 30th to com-
pete in the state tournament.
Port St. Joe High School
would also like to congratulate the
other five Gulf County OM teams.
All six of the OM teams from Gulf
County won first place in their
division and problem.


From the Principal of


Wewahitchka


High School e *

by Dr. Bill Truby


I certainly hope that you
enjoy reading the information
that our student reporters pre-
sent to you each week. Every now
and then they allow me to do
something, therefore, the content
of this article will be a little differ-.
ent from the norm.
One can sense the growing
anticipation of the end of the
school year. Even though the cal-
endar still shows April, the: time
change, cap, and gown activities,
spring sports' teams planning dis-
trict play, and the ever-increasing
number of end-of-the-year activi-
ties make it feel like May is just
around the corner. (Hey, guess

what? It is!)
The general challenge that
this presents is found in the con-
cern that we forget, on occasion,
what we have to do today.
This is an excellent time to
revisit the basics of being a suc-
cessful student. Make sure that
homework is getting done, pro-
jects are not being shelved until
the last minute, and studying for,
tests is not put on the back burn-
er..
A fresh supply of materials for
school, an updated planner, and
an appropriate place to study also
contribute to good grades. And
let's not forget about the rules.
Notes, passes, punctuality, and
communication all lend to a
pleasant last six weeks of school.
We are, finding that the
weather is playing havoc with our
spring teams. If at any time you
have a question about a game or
meet, please give us a call. ,
In the meantime, please know
that the boys' baseball team con-'
tinues to do well in the district.
They are vying for one of the top
three spots as district play nears,
playoff time.
The girls' softball team is in
first place in the district and will
host the district tournament later
in the month. While it's hard to
know where our track team
stands presently, we are noticing
that times and other measures of
success are improving regularly.
Keep it up, gang
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Month" Patrick
Kerrigan. and Amber Mitchell.
"Student of the Week" is Kelly
Hysmith.
This week the band auxiliary
travels to state competition in
Orlando. And right on their heels
will be the band itself, as mem-


bers take their annual trip to that
area as well. Enjoy!
Registration begins next week
for next year's ninth to twelfth
graders. Packets including a time
for an appointment will be sent
home shortly. Upon receiving the
material, please review it carefully
and fill out what you can in
advance 6f your appointment.
If you don't receive any infor-
mation in a timely manner, please
contact the office. We'll arrange
for another packet for you.
We will have our SACS review
next week also. Visiting profes-
sional educational leaders will be
assessing our school and its cur-
riculum, environment, develop-
ment and a host of other key
areas.
They will be here next
Monday and Tuesday with a num-
ber of appointments scheduled
with parents, staff, and students.
We can be confident that they will
discover what we already know:
Wewa is a great place/to'live and
go to school.
'Cheerleading practice for try-
outs will be held from April 10th
to 14th. Try-outs themselves will
be on April 17th.
S On the evening of the 17th,
we will be hosting a follow-up to
our earlier town meeting. All
interested citizens and especially
those who signed up for commit-
tees are encouraged to be here at
7:30 p.m.


An update on the many sub-
jects we have been discussing will
be given. These will be detailed
reports about our junior high and
about -our' safety/transportation
concerns.
We will be hosting a Turn of
the 'Century Day on the 20th of
April. Most of our classes will
have spent the week preparing
reports, displays, or exhibits in
preparation for the occasion. The.
public is invited to attend. If you
have anything to share that
relates to the turn of the century,
why not bring it down and share
it with us?
Easter vacation will' include'
the dates April 21st to 24th with
classes resuming on the 25th of
April. Enjoy the break!
We are all eagerly anticipating
the work on our gym floor. If it is
not begun by Friday, however, a
faculty/student basketball game
will be the focus of our TGIF.
Now, back to the stud.ntsl!


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1999-2000
Students (especially seniors)
at Port St. Joe High School are
beginning to anxiously count
down the school days left until
summer. The count, as of today,
stands at 34 days for all students
except seniors, who have a mere
26 days remaining.
A round of applause is in
order for the Odyssey of
the Mind team, com-
posed of Sarah
Anderson, Lisa Curry,
Matt Daves, Reko'
Gainer, Maclain Howse,
Hilary Patterson, and
Heidi Wells.
Last Saturday, the
team traveled to Chipley
to compete in the
Capital Regional
Tournament, earning a
much-deserved first
place In the Division III
King Arthur Classic. The team will
now travel to Orlando April 28th
through 30th to compete in the
state tournament.
The Optimist Club speech
contest, held last Friday, had a
high turnout of both middle and
high school contestants. The topic
was "Growing Up In Today's
World" and was to last five min-
utes. The winners of this contest
were, for the girls, senior Jessica
Summers, and for the boys, mid-
dle schooler Casey Flanagan.
Monday through Wednesday


of next week, Gulf County will be
evaluated by a SACS team for
accreditation purposes. Some stu-
dents, teachers, and parents will
be interviewed for this purpose.
Registration for ninth graders
will begin today (Thursday)'.
Parents will be informed of class
elections and conferences can be
arranged, if necessary, after this
date.
In softball news,
today the Lady Sharks
will face Holmes County
(Bonifay) and Friday
they will play LaRue
County, Kentucky in
Wewa at 5:00 p.m.
The Sharks' base-
ball team will be up
against Apalach today
at 7:00 p.m. (at home)
and Saturday against
Florida High at noon.
Friday, the National
Honor Society will be con-
ducting a beach clean-up. The
group will be out picking up litter
on Gulf County's beaches.
Next Tuesday, seniors will be
going to the Martin Theater to see
"Come Back to the Five and Dime,
Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean."
Students will need a completed
permission slip and money for
lunch.
Although "Smitty" is under the
weather, please accept her substi-
tute this week and next week as
well in reporting all the Shark
news that fits.


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also register for the Fall 2000
term at this time.
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from May 8 until June 17.
Students will be able to register
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from June 19 until July 29.
Students may register late for
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Students may register for the Fall
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on April 14th will include a
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Survivors Walk which begins
between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m., CT.
Luminaries can be purchased to
honor cancer survivors or to
memorialize loved ones and
friends who have succumbed to
the disease. Their names will be
written on the luminaries which
will be placed around the track.
Luminaries may be pur-
chased for $5 each at
Wewahitchka State Bank,
Emerald Coast FCU, Citizens
Federal Savings, Capital City
Bank, Tyndall FCU and- Gulf
Coast Electric Coop. Proceeds go
to the Gulf County Unit of: the
American Cancer Society.
Cancer survivors who wish to
walk in the Survivors Walk are
asked to contact Oscar Redd at
639-5253 or Phyllis Shipman at
639-2266 or Carolyn Husband at
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PORT ST. JOE, "Bell's Home." An
ideal home for the busy family near
an elementary school, this
3BR/2.5BA, 2000 sq. ft. 'home
boasts a dining room, family room,
modern master bath with double van-
ity and garden tub, wood floors,
porch, and irrigation well. $155,000;
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111 D. WATER DRIVE-MEXICO BEACH., This beautiful town-
home is just steps from the canal. Dock your boat under a covered
boat slip, holds up to a 35' boat, deck, water and lights (25' on
Canal). Townhome has 2 Br, 2Ba, new carpet donwstairs, new triple
pane windows, patio has been enclosed for a sunroom. Upstairs
deck enclosed for office/sitting room, laundry room, double car
garage, security system, in ground sprinkler system, landscaped.
Must see!! $249,900.
309 Nautilus Drive-Seashore Subdivision, Lot 11, Block A, Unit
A, vacant lot, sewer tap paid. $36,500.
Whippoorwill Ave., Lot 20, on Intracostal Canal, cleared."
$35,000.
182 Chapel Lane, Overstreet, This property is used as a church
retreat. It consists of 2 doublewide trailers, 1 single wide, 1 wood-
frame building used as a dining area, 1 building covering 2 trailers,
extra rooms and a large screened porch. There is one well and 3
septic tanks. One doublewide is open inside for meetings and the
other doublewide is living area for the caretaker. This beautiful
acreage has many, many uses for churches, clubs, large families
that want to stay together, or whatever you want to dream up.
Everything is in excellent condition and on approximately 2.5 acres.
Come and look and make an offer. Ask for Buford. $199,900.
MEXICO BEACH
205 Arkansas Dr., This sigj ii obile home has 2 Br, 2 Ba,
unfurnished, washer/dryer ) l-ffcen. heat/air, fenced yard.
$54,900.
414 Arizona Drive This beautiful home has 3 BR/2 BA, living
room has stone fireplace, privacy fence, beautiful landscaping,
2 1/2 car garage with workshop, new carpet, too many extras to
list. $185,000.
109 C 29th St. "Water's Edge" This 2 BR/2 BA condo is just steps
from the beach. Furnished, ch/a, Great Rental. $154,900.
1001 N. 15th St. This 2 story stucco home has 2 BR/2BA, CH/A,
2 car garage with lots of storage, large fenced yard, zoned general
commercial, $139,900.
18 S 38th B achside This very nice 2 BR/1.5 BA Townhome, fur-
nished, decks, ch/a, beautifully decorated. $129,900.
201 Virginia Drive -- This 2 BR/1 BA home has enclosed front
porch, ch/a, new windows and vinyl siding, fenced yard, utility shed
and carport. Short walk to beach. $95,900.

SEA SHORES SUBDIVISION
701 Nautilus Dr. This beautiful home has 3 bedrooms, 3 full
baths, tor a' d amb afao, dry room.
Master bat legs es )er features
include covered patio, screened, heated pool, fenced yard,
sprinkler system, landscaped. $229,900 REDUCED TO
$219,900.


1602 HIGHWAY 98 MEXICO BEACH www.crystalsandsrealty.com


BEACON HILL
8976 Hwy. 98, This beautiful home has been completely remod-
eled. Home has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths. Home is set up for the new
millennium, lower level for entertaining and kitchen, and 1 bath and
bedroom downstairs, upstairs has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and sit-
ting area. Must see!! $575,000.
8941 Hwy. 98 WATERFRONT. This beautiful home has 5 bedrooms,
3 1/2 baths, approx. 2800 sq. ft, decks, great rental. $595,000.
9248 Cockles Short walk to beach. 3,BR/1 BA, single wide
mobile home, great rental or beach retreat. $49,900.
ST. JOE BEACH
236 Pine ,St. This, single wide mobile home is short walk to
beach.2 BR/1 BA has extra room added for storage, great rental
or beach retreat. $49,900.
130-1322 ldAIftJ l "y yblock to the
beach, 2llrlt i Ft/l ll other side.
Screened porch on both sides, furnished $114,500
PORT ST. JOE AREA
204 21st St., This 3 BR/2.5 BA home is finished on outside, fin-
ish the inside to your taste. Home has a 2 car garage, just a
short walk to schools. Must See! $89,900.
225 Dolphin St., This 3 BR/2BA home has large living room,
dining room;' laundry room, corner lot. $69,900:
2250 Amberjack Ave. This 3 BA/1 BA home has many possi-
bilities,large living room. Great for first time buyers or rentals.
$47,500.
1211 Palm Blvd. This newly renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath stucco
home is approx. 1500 sq. ft. Fenced yard, carport, front and back
screened porch. $99,500. *
1619/1621 Monument Ave., four 1BR/1BA and one 2BR/2BA
apartments, large lot, storage area in back, GREAT RENTAL!!
$149,900.
447 Dolphin St. Very nice mobile home has 2 bedrooms and 1
bath, with add on, ch/a, vinyl siding and nice yard. 2 storage build-
ings, $29,900.
455 Dolphin St. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home has large laundry
room, deck in back, fenced yard. $42,900.
2427 Victoria Ave. This 3 BR/1 BA home has front porch, laun-
dry room on back porch. $29,900.
2421 Victoria Ave. This 3 BR/2 BA double wide has dining
room, breakfast nook in kitchen laundry room, den, living room,
Must See! $29,900.
WEWAHITCHKA
278 Hilty Circle -Douglas Landing This single wide mobile home
has 2 'bedrooms and 1 bath. Ch/a, furnished, largescreened porch,
large lot, short walk to river. Home has not been flooded. $37,900.
162 Sierra Drive, Stone Mill Creek This 1999 double wide
mobile home has 3 BR/2 BA, CH/A, washer/dryer hook-up, break-
fast nook and bar, fireplace in living room, fish pond. Approx. 1
acre. $89,900. Reduced to $79,900.
11552 McClellan St. Cypress Creek-Oak Grove Community,
This home has 2BR/1.5BA, approx. 1143 sq. ft., fire place,deck,
lot approx. 1'00x100, near creek, $46,500.
6914 Highway 71 South-Scotts Ferry- Located approx. 1 mile
from Chipola River, in Calhoun County, building has been used
as a restaurant, some remodeling. $79,900.


VACANT LAND
MEXICO BEACH
704 Highway 98 UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW ZONED
GENERAL COMMERCIAL 2 lots 50 x 150 each. Zoning will
allow single or multi-family use, as well as commercial.
$275,000.
3704, 3706 & 3708 Hwy. 98. GENERAL COMMERCIAL Canal
view, approx. 49x134, cleared, lots are between shell Shack &,
Hide-a-way Harbor. $149,900 each.
415 Fifth St. Cleared lot, zoned homes only, approx. 100x158,
short walk to beach. $59,900..
BEACON HILL
Sun Ray Court Lot 2, has septic, water tap paid. Homes or
restricted, mobile homes. Financing available. $38,000.
Sun Ray Court Lot 12, water tap paid. Homes or restricted
mobile homes. Financing available. $44,000.
Sun Ray Court Lot 16, water tap paid. Homes or restricted
mobile homes. Financing available, $36,000.
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Ocean Ridge Lane, lots 3 and 4, blk 1, $28,500 Each.
Gulfaire Drive Phase II Lots 32 & 33, Block C $34,500
Each.
ST. JOE BEACH
Atlantic St. Corner L"tSO 150.. Financing available
$29,500.
Alabama Ave. Lot app O ,150. Financing available
$28,000.
OVERSTREET AREA ;
Most areas unrestricted to houses or mobile homes.
Borders Rd. Lots 1 and 2 approx. 1.4 acres each. $12,500i;
Palmetto St. Approx 1 acre, financing available $16,500.
Jarrott Rd. Creekfront Wetappo Creek-Lots 1 & 2 approx. 3
acres, septic & well in place, cleared. Financing available, $49,900t.
Each.
Jarrott Rd. Creekfront Wetappo Creek Lot 3. Approx. 4 acres
with well & septic in place, fish pond, cleared, financing available.
$49,900
11552 McClellan St. Cypress Creek Oak Grove Community.
This home has 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba., approx. 1143 sq. ft., fireplace, deck,
lot approx. 100x100, near creek. $46,500.00
Chapel Lane Overstreet approx. 1.2 acre, near intracoastal,
financing available. $16,500.00.
Borders Road Approx. 1 acre, homes or mobile homes,
$13,900.00.
245 Whirlpool Ave. Overstreet on Intracoastal, lot has well and
septic, cleared. $39,900.00.
WEWAHITCHKA
Idlewood Drive Wewahitchka Block 1, lots 4, 5 & 6, total price
$10,500.00.
Idlewood Drive Wewahitchka Block 1, lots 9, 10 & 11, total
price $14,500.00.
Idlewood Drive Wewahitchka Block 2, lots 1, 2 & 3, total price
$12,000.00.
Idlewood Drive Wewahitchka Block 2, lots 9, 10, 11, total price
$12,000.00.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2000 PAGE 5B


conflict with a hostile force Is
behind us for now, the U.S. Navy
must still patrol the oceans and
seas of the world.


PUBLIC NOTICES


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
County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil 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. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe. Florida 32457
18501229821 I1
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO 0350583
,s/ HOUSTON E. RAMSEY
527 7th Sutret
Port St Joe. FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc. March 30 ard April 6. 2000
S NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
ABANDONMENT OF ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the B.-liad of
County Commissioners at Gulf Cournn. F.lond. at its
regular meeting. April I I. 2000 at 605 pm.
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 court- ditcn ROW that is
located bermeen Columbu', and Coronado
S-.--ee on St Joe Beach all belng In Secuon
5 TownTship 7 South Range II We=i Gull"
County. Florida
This notice ofi ar.andornment was inmated by the
Gulf CouniN Comml.sion at their September 26.
1999. reul.r Wnetin Ntouce ol adopuon of the -es.
oltidc.n aainaning the aid right-..l"-BW-V sMil be
pubhlihea one time in a newAspaper 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 Cournt. Flonda
BOARD OF COUNT COMMI..SSIONERS
if Billy E Trailo:.r Cnairi.,an
Attesti Bir," C Uster Clerk .
'2ic. March 30 and April 6. 2000i


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
ABANDONMENT OF ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN thalt the Board of
County C,.'mni'sioneci of Gulf Country. Flonua i at its
regular rmneung April II 2000 at 605 pm.
E D T. wll consider abaro,,mng ian interest t- tu'e
Country and lhat ,: the public in ari-d to the lollos
/ ing descrbed property
n End of Cutoff Drive, being in Section 17.
Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf
'- 'U County. Florida.
This n:ti,:e ,f at-ardoranent waa -inrualed b%, the
S Gulf Courtn Cornrii,.s:n atL utier Jiiy 13. 19'9i
regular meeung Nouce ,o ad..puon o.ui"e rec luuor,
abardonin, the aid nehi oc.-3y will De p.iolished
one ume in a newspaper oif general crculauon in
Guli Couintr) Fironda and the pr.o:'.f of pubbiaiu,'n cf1
the rnouce hearing the re_, louuon as adopted and
the proAl f pubLNau.n ol adlpuon .of sucr resolu.
uor, sill be recorded in the Public Reorls ,:f Gull
.County, Florida.
BO,RD OCF CoI1UJT'1' COMMISSIONERS
S.' / is/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Atte t BernnyC. Lister, Clerk
.2. t,Mar,.h 30 and.April 6. 2000.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID #9900-17
I The GulT C., ,uy Board of County Commissioners'
i. wll receir e bids from any person, company cr car.
j portion interested in providing the iollominp
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 825.00 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 / (850) 229-6174 (Fax).
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
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk
2tc, March 30 and April 6. 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 00-19
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LINDA GROOVER SMITH.
Deceased.
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 name, and addrer ,s- of the
personal representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT: ..
AMl persons on shorn this noue is seed aho
ha.e objectuonrs that challenge the valIdity of1 the
vail, the quaifticauons of the personal representa-
tive.ve.nuie. or jumnd.icuon of this Court are required
to file their .objecuc.ns with this Counrt WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE 13) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY' 1301 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors 01 the oecedent and per.
sons having claims or demands aairsit he deic.e
dent 5 estate on shom a copy of this nouce is served
within. three 131 months after the date of the firti
public auon of this notice must file their clarmr, ith
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE 131
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLi.
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 301 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERiCE OF A COPY OF
'THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All ,ner creditors. of the decedent and per.
sons ha.ine claims or demands aoainsi the dece'
dent s estate must [lie their claims with this Co.un
\WiTHIN THREE 131 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICArTION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIM. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date o' first pubhcauon of this Nouce is
M1 xrch 30. 2000
AttE:,rne> for Personal RepresenLauie
Charlr A Coun
PoF' Ollice Box 98
Portn St Joe FL 32457
Telephone I850i 227-1159
Flonrida Bar No 699070
Persona Repiesentause
Harre Verne Smith
341 Skvlhn. Drive
Dahl-orega GA 30533
21c. March 30 and April 6 2000.
NOTICE
DLE TO THE, FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES LEG-
, IS.LATI-E DAYS, FOR CITIES IN TALLAHASSEE!
.APRIL 4' AND 5" THE BOARD OF CmiT COMMIS-
SION HAS RESCHEDULED THEIR REGULAR
MEETING FOR APRIL 4" UNTIL
DATE: Apnil II, 2000
TIME: 700PM
WH IERE Cormmissioners' Conference R-j.:..
2ti March 30 and April 6 20X00
LEGAL'AD
On March 23. 2000. The Board c. Regents of nlc.nda
Acung For ard On Behalf ol Flonrida State Linliersir '
filea n applicauon with the Federal Communica.
uons, Cotrn-missior for authonry to construct a new
ronrc.conmercWal. FM iranslator stauon The pro-
posed tanliator will operate on FM channel 216.
91 I MHz with an efiecute radiated power of 250
watis and a height above average lenrain of 29
meters and ill De locare in Port St Joe. FL at the
ornery o Lorng Ave and Eleventh St The proposed
tLranilator sil rebrrodcait the s.iralr of ,TSUL-.FM.
FM channel 205. 889 NMHz. located at 1600 Red
Barber Plaza. Tall ahazsee FL
3Li April 6 13. and 20. 2000


Navy Petty OUilcer 1st Jiass
Richard D. Pitts
The president routinely
deploys U.S. Navy submarines to
potential trouble spots around
the world anid Port St. Joe's
Richard D. Pitts plays a key role
in this, forward presence mission.
Navy Petty Officer 1st 'Class
Pitts, the 34-year-old son of
Dorethea Pitts of Port St. Joe, is a
missile technician assigned to the
Ohio-class ballistic missile sub-
marine USS Michigan (SSBN
727).
Pitts and his, fellow crew
members, are preparing to take
the Bangor, Washington-based
submarine on yet another patrol,'
which is typically four months in
duration. Because of her ability to
remain undetected while provid-
ing, strategic deterrence and be
ready to provide support, in' the
event of land battles, the
Michigan's exact location and the
nature of her next mission is clas-
sifted.
The year 2000 marks the U.S.
submarine's centennial in service.
and Pitts understands the rele-
vance of our nation's original
stealth weapon in today's unsta-
ble geopolitical environment.
"The ability to be undetected
and provide a constant. reliable.
strategic deterrence make the
submarine important in the. new
century," Pitts said.
At 560 feet long, with a crew
of approximately 150, each of the
Navy's ,18 Ohio-class submarines
carry- 24 missiles, which collec-
tively make up 50 percent of the
-total U.S. strategic warhead arse-
nal.
RemaIsing below the water
for months at a lime can be
demanding. However. Pitts has
discovered that serving with
America's "silent service" has its
rewards.
"Knowing that I am a member
of a select few men that are the
*point of the spear' for the U.S.
Navy is rewarding," Pitts said.
Submarine sailors have a
Safety and success record among
the highest in the Navy. Their
attention to detail and dedication,
as set in their training regimen.
directly correlates to the success
of the crew. Every crew member is
'counted on to blend their individ-
ual expertise Into a team concept.
"1 always have my eyes and
ears open with a willingness to
learn something new every day."
said Pitts. a 16-year Navy veteran.
With 43 percent of the Navy's
75 submarines at sea on any
given day, U.S. interests are
always being looked out for. Pitts


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"A BEST BUY!" high and dry. Gulf Nice building lot in Port St. Joe. views. Approx. 1600' with dune walkover and
view with 200' frontage on secluded Borders Forest Park near 20th St. gazebos. Large decks and bayside balcony.
Moonrise Drive. $59,900. Approx. 80'x175', owner motivated. Range and D/W included in this unbelievably
$,0Only .asking $15,900.00. affordable price of $325,000. :


rsss,\-- .r;. ...w. .' are sa
Gulf view lots in Peninsula Estates. Nice
corner lot and adjoining lot perfect for
your dream home or small business.
$59,000 each.


Beautiful 3 bdrm., 2 ba. newly remodeled home.
Spacious living area. Florida room w/hot tub.
Heat pump, tiled baths, underground irrigation
system, 12x15 storage shed, gazebo, fruit trees,
landscaped, and in a great neighborhood! Selling
price $179K unfurnished, $189K furnished.


Bus. Opp. Mexico Beach Landmark -
The "Wooden Indian" is for sale-lock-
stock-barrel. Fully furnished duplex cur-
rently owner-occupied is a BARGAIN at
$300,000. Shown by appt. only. Larry
Turner/agent.


PSJ Sailor Prepares


For Undersea Patrol


and the crew of the Michigan
must continue to prepare for their
next patrol in order to be ready to,
do their part.
(Breslau Is a Navy public affairs officer
and Bir is a Navy photographer. Both
are assigned to the Navy Public Affairs
. Center at Naval Station, San Diego.)

Please, Please Adopt Me!
Charlie and Molly, part rot-
tweiler or Doberman pinscher, are
among others at the Humane
Society who are in need of some-
one to adopt them.
At present, theSt. Joseph Bay
Humane Society has a total of five
free dogs that have been spayed
or neutered; 20 puppies, different
ages and breeds; five cats of
which one has 'been fixed and
declawed and is free to a good
home.
For more, information', you
'may contact the St. Joseph, Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
sainblasfl.com/sjbhs.


08 PA R K REALTY :,Cathey Parker Hobbs
PARKER REALTREALTOR

S of MEXICO BEACH, INC. Sally L Childs, Realtor Associate
,sRras P. oP Box 123* Hwy. 98 &31st St.
"Scling Sunsets for 53 Tears" Mexico Beach, FL 32410
www.homtown.com/parker or
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LISTING HIGHLIGHTS:
GREAT GULF VIEW This beautiful 2-stor% home with great Gulf iew is located at the corner of Gulf
Aire Drive and High a.l'lI J f il a FeaIi m, l aster bath has garden
tub and separate ,slho ARl D EK'p cEUdi~ih J Mceilingis \aulted to 12'
for openness. They are all electric, central heat and a c, concrete lap siding on exterior, laundry room, carpet
and vin\l. $225,000.00.
NICE & NEAT- 2 bedroom home on beautiful landscaped corner lot. Owners have completed many lovely
impro\enients and are in the process of more. 16' x 30' screened porch, decks and storage. Walking distance
to the Beach. 260 Ponce De Leon St., St. Joe Beach. $96,000.00. :
GULF VIEW -Kent Towers new li constructed homes .ith 1080 sf, 2 br/1.5 ba, great room, kit./DR,
LR, 2 car carport. Porches and decks ,with gu line oerlap steel roof, vinyl siding. Ceramic
tile floors including porch,'qualirh light fixtur ce mg6' appliances. Completely furnished, equipped
and decorated. Model open. 814 Hwy. 98, Me\ico Beach. $179,000.00. REDUCED TO $139,000.00.
BEST VALUE ON THE BEACH Charming execuute.,'family home on choice lot in prestigious Gulf
Aire Subd This home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 1. 2 baths in over 2700 sq. ft. and many beautiful amenities. 220
Buccaneer Dr. REDUCED TO $219,000.00.

QUIET SUBDIVISION IN WALKING DISTANCE TO THE BEACH 3 Bedroom 2 Bath,.
Brick/i'ood home. Approx. 1456 H & C sq ft) cent. H &A/C, Fl. room, carport, potting shed & storage,
building. Lot size 75' x 112' 209 Se\enth Street. le':ico Beach. $98,500.00
GET READY TO MOVE IN- 2 New beach home with a vie\ of the Gulf! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath plus 260 sf
porch built on pilings to take advantage of the vie% Master bedroom and 2nd bedroom have walk-in closets.
Open concept living.'dining. .kitchen. Vaulted ceilings., laundry room and large screened porch. 1300 sq. ft.
heated and cooled area. 130 Selma Ave. $144,900.00 Subject to 1 year lease @ $900.00 a mnoth, until
1, 31 /01. ... ,
GREAT PERMANENT OR SECOND HOME 3 bedroom 2 bath, with approx. 1150 SF. Has CH,/A,
carpet, vinyl and more. Must See!! 5S Oak Ave., Mexico Beach. $105,000.00.;REDUCED-.$98,500.00
REDUCED $94,500.00.
ROOM TO SPARE IN QUIET SUBDIVISION. 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home with 2 additional landscaped
lots available (1 on either side). Has custom cabinets, e\tra room for office, front & rear screened porches,
solarium wired for hot tub, tile, carpet and 2-car garage \\/boat shed. 45 1st St. Mexico Beach. Only
$169,900.00.
200 RAVEN LANE Off Pleasant Rest Road Handyman's special I acre near WVetappo Creek with 1984
doubleswide mobile home in need of repair Some reno'.ations have been done or are in progress). Has work-
shop, other buildings with possibilities and nice pool with decking. $59,900.00.
GREAT GULF VIEW-SHORT WALK TO BEACH-Zoned tourist/commercial. 3 bedroom (1 is not
completed) Brick/Wood construction, Ig Florida rorom, FP, garage, shed, 2502 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach.
$185,000.00.
COMPLETELY RENOVATED BEACH HOME- 1 BLOCK TO BEACH 3 bedroom, 2 bath, (Split
bedroom plan open kitchen, living,.."'dining, CH & A, C, deck, 100' X 107' lot. 9330 Auger, Beacon Hill.
$125,000.00.

LOVELY BRICK HOME- ATTRACTIVE DECOR-3 bedrooms 2 bath, 100' XI 00' lot, kit/dining,fairn-
ily room, office, formal dining room, screened porch,.shed & more. 7118 Georgia Avenue, St. Joe Beach.
$137,500.00.
GREAT LOCATION TO THE BEACH -1980 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on a nice lot. Lot can be
accessed from Fortner or Florida Ave. Master bedroom has garden tub, has central heat and a/c, ceiling fans,
all appliances, separate carport and storage building. 710 Fortner Ave., Mexico Beach. $85,000.00.
REDUCED TO $81,500.00.
YOUR OWN BEACH RE'WgI VE sOii e with 10x20 screened porch
and 8x10 storage shed. Has .W-.~. ,W1lt a. Was and partially furnished. Less
than 2 blocks to the dedicated beach. 205 Fifth St Nle\ico Beach. $55,000.00
VERY NEAR BEACH Beautiful new doublewide mobile home rated Zone 3, Exposure D. 29x56. 3 bed-
room, 2 bath; office, master bath has garden tub, pickled oak cabinies, all appliances, large 8x84 deck. Must
see! 116 2nd St., Mexico Beach. $150,000.00.
NICE HOME WITH: PLENTY OF ROOM -3 bedroom, 2 bath, approx. 2450 sq. ft. Has living room,
dining room, central heat and a/c, screened porch, all appliances, storage shed, separate carport and oversize
lot 100'x.150'. Home can remain completely fiurnished.except for personal items..247 Columbus St., St.
Joe Beach. $149,000.00. ,
BEAUTIFUL 3 STORY HOME WITH RENTAL ON PROPERTY -3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, living/din-
ing, kitchen and Florida room, plus many amenities. Home has approx. 1700 S.F. living area, and a huge
garage with shop, laundry and elevator to main floor. Detached garage and 2 bedroom, 1 bath rental mobile
home on property. 236, Santa Anna, St. Joe Beach. $225,000.00.
AFFORDABLE BEACH RETREAT -2 Block0 t0.Bc3 bedroom 1.5 bath Mobile home with Florida
room, covered back porch, detached carport, 5 in hed and fish cleaning station. Completely fur-
nished: 254 Coronado St., St. Joe Beach. $58,000.00.
508 GEORGIA AVE. 4 bedroom 2 bath doublewide mobile home w/large front screen porch. 3 short
blocks to the beach in nice area. Partially furnished. Great beach retreat. $67,900.00.
FANTASTIC BEACH HOME WITH GREAT GULF VIEW This attractive newly constructed home
has a great view of the beach and everything else to go with it. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath with fireplace and vault-
ed ceilings, poiches and garage. Won't last long! 110 Gulfaire Drive. $234,900.00.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
BUSINESS LOCATION 3.40 acres, 111' on 386A (15th St.) and approximately 1315' deep. Mexico
Beach.- $100,000.00.
GREAT POSSIBILITIES! This commercially zoned 4 bedroom home with attached office and warehouse
has loads of possibilities. 1100 North 15th Street, Mexico Beach. $137,500.00.
LOTS PROPERTY ONLY
Zoned for mobile home or houses. Canal Frontage lots 1, 2, 3 Unit 10. Irregular size. $60,000.00 Each.
Reduced $49,000.00 each.
HIGHWAY 386 .86 acre, nice location. Residential zoning. $12,800.00.
OVERSTREET 1/2 acre with septic tank, cleared and quiet. Great country living! 384 Pheasant, off
Pleasant Rest Rd. to Carr Rd. $14,500.00
OVERSTREET Hwy. 386 S35, %5, Rl1, 1.56 acres ML. 125' Highway Frontage. $15,000.00.
ST. JOE BEACH North 50' X 150' of lots 10 & 11, Block 28, Unit # 2, 7118 Georgia Avenue Has sep-
tic tank that will need to be recertified-$30,000.00.
OVERSTREET 4.94 acres in Sunshine Farms. Beautiful wooded homesite. $28,500.00.
MEXICO BEACH BUSINESS LOCATION 3.40 Acres on North 15th St. (386-A), approximately 1315
feet deep. $100,000.00.


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AUCTION every Fii. 7 p.m. ET in
- ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
Open Tues-Sat.
Consignments Welcomel
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ. 229-9282
AB1239. AU 1737. AUI743
1I0% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.


1978 Station Wagon, A little more than
66,000 miles. Good motor, rusty body,
$200. Car Cover. $15. At 208 7th St.
,. p 4/6

1983 Jeep Renegade, 6 cyl, 4WD, runs
good, S2.500, 827-1842;. tfc 3/30
1985kOlds Delta 88, runs good. needs
tire, $1,100. Call Becky. 229-6961 (day)
or 647-8384 (night). .tfc 3/30,
1992 Jeep Cherokee. 4 door, all iower,
cruise, 84,900. 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.,
814.000. Call 227-3412 or 229-8997,
ask for Bill. tfc 2/10.


1997 SeaCat 23' for sale or trade.
Loaded. Twin 140 Suzuki w/ext. war-
ranUes. T-top. live well. electronics,
trailer. 648-4365. tfc 3/2.3
75ft. 1974 shrimp boat. Lady Caline.
steel. 343 catapllar, 271 generator. 6..1 I
clutch, all electronics. Boat In Apalach-
icola. Mark Crosby. 850-670-8070.:,p -

35ft. fiberglass shrimp boat, fully.
rigged, radar. etc. Ready to use.
819,900. Call 850-653-2565. 4rp 3/23
1993 Key West, 17 1/2 ft. walk thru
Windshield. I 15HP Mercury,. stereo,
V-IF. bottom machine. drive on trailer,
Call 229-8403. 4tp 3/16
KAYAKS! Unsinkable. self-bailing, sta-
ble, safe and FUNI 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 fr 2/3

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






In Callaway. just across DuPont bridge.
nice 2BR/IBA. 14' wide mobile home.
unfurn.. CH/A, w/s/g Incl., S400/mo +
$200 damage dep. Avail. May 6. Call
S648-5905 after 7:00 CT. 2tc 4/6
For Rent with Option to Buy. 1472
Pleasant Rest Rd.. 2BR trailer, furn.
Call Bill Carr. Sr.. 229-6061. tfc 4/6
Office Space for Rent In Port St. Joe.
Call 850-927-2765. 4tp 4/6
For Rent: 2BR/ IBA trailer in Overstreet
on Borders Rd.. I acre lot. 8300/mo. +
8150 dep. Call 648-8616. Ite 4/6
Large aircraft hangar & adjacent stor-
age. power avail., concrete floor. Costin
Airport. 8300/mo. Call Land & Castle
Realty. Inc. 850-229-9228. 3ic 3/30
2BR/1 BA trailer, one block from beach,
$325/mo. w/$150/dep., 7220 Ameri-
cus Ave., St. Joe Beach, 647-3912. .
tfc 3/30

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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 & Atnericus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106




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For Rent: IBR 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/IBA. 229-
.6825, No pets, dep. required. 4Lp 3,,23
FOR RENT: Trailer at 118 Narvaez St.,
St. Joe Beach, 2BR/1BA, C/A, 229-
6825, No pets. dep. required. 4ip 3/23


For Rent: Gulf Aire execuUve 3BR/2BA
townhouse. garage, screened porch,
pool. tennis court, private beach.
$750/mo. Call 647-8760. 4tp 3/23
For Rent: 3BR apartment in Port St.
Joe. 907 Long Ave. Very Nice, 1200 sq.
ft., W/D connections. Contact Pruden-
tial Resort Realty. 227-2000 tfc 3/23


.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. 6430/mo.
w/$430 sec. dep., Call 227-3511. tic 3,/9
Nice 3BR/2BA. 14x70 Mobile Home for
rent in nice, quiet park, 8400/mo., plus
dep.. Call 648-5476. tfc 3/9
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court, St.
Joe Beach. No pets. I 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: I to 3 BR
apartments. duplexes, and homes for
rent In Mex. Bch. Furn.& unfurnished.
Call Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more Info. tfc 2/3
We have several long/ short-term rental
units at Mex. Bch. & Cape San Bias.
Monthly, Weekly & Dally Off-Season
Rates Now Available! Call Thompson-
Rish Realty at Cape San Bias 227-9600
or Mex. Bch 648-5449. tfc 2/3


Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities, energy efficient const., stove &
refrig.. furn.. fully carpeted. IBR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more Info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc 2/3
Quaint building, clean, small. easy to
decorate. ideal for small, weddings,
recep. dinners. Great rates. For Info.,
call 227-1776. fc 2/3
Dead Lakes: RV/mobile home lots for
rent. S80/ mo. includes water & sewer.
Call 850-639-5721. 8tc 2/17
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrlg.
cen. h&a. screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba.. Inside laundry rm.. ch&a. dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home. auto heat & air.
washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tic 2/3

Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
Mexico Beach
Mobile Home Lots
For Rent.
648-8201

Classified Advertising Worksll
Ask Our Advertisersl
Call 227-1278
to Place Yoursll


MINI STORAGE
Of. 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
SCentral heal and air
Wall to wall carpeting
SLaundry facilities
On-site Management
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
o On-site Management
S Voice/TrY Access
/ (352) 472-3952


TWO FAMILY Yard Sale: Sat., Apr. 8th,
8:00-1:00 at 7124 Americus St., SJB.
Construction tools, furniture, house-
wares, clothes, linens & misc. Itp 4/6
Yard Sale: Sat.. April 8th. 8:00-til, Toys,
household items, clothes, doors, misc.,
504 17th St., beside Long Ave. BapUst
Church. Itc 4/6
Craft Sale: Fri.. Apr. 7 & Sat.. Apr. 8.
10-3 ET, 215 Charles Ave., White City,
afghans, wind chimes, plant pots &
hangers, etc. Rain Cancels. ltc 4/6


Yard Sale: Sat. April 8th, 8:00-12 Noon,
7471 Alabama Ave.. Rain Cancels.ltp 4/6
Yard Sale: Sat.. April 8th, 8:00- 12 Noon.
1505 Nautilus Dr., Seashores Subdiv.,
St. Joe Beach. Lots of clothes, boys &
girls sizes Q-5T. ,Itp4/6
Yard Sale: Sat., April 8th, 8:00-10:00.
2011 Marvin Ave. Lots of Winnie the
Pooh Items, misc., household items,
clothes., ltc 4/6


Moving Sale: Sat.. April 8th, 8:00-4.00.'
2260 Amberjack Ave.. HV, Girls bedrm
set, upright freezer, girls clothes, furn.,
Stoys dining table, morel lipto 4/6


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative present-
ly has an opening for the position of
Water Services, Technician at our
Southport office. Applications 'will be
accepted until Tuesday, April 11, 2000,
at Job Services of Florida, 114 E. 9th
Street. Panama City. Florida. Minimum
job specifications for this position are as
follows: high school graduate or equiva-
lent, experience In the Installation of
,/ water lines, meters and connections of
all sizes, fire hydrant Installations.
repairing damaged lines and work In all
,phases of a water system including
experience in the operation of trenching
equipment. Familiarity with directional
boring and water plant operation help-
ful. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is
an Equal Opportunity Employer. We
recruit on the basis of merit, without
regard to race. color, religion, sex, age.
national origin, disability or veteran sta-
tus. ltc 4/6
Come work and play on the beach
; Toucan's is now hiring breakfast
cooks, line cooks, breakfast servers,
P.M. servers, hosts & cashiers. Exp.
preferred. Apply in person from 9 a.m.
to 11 a.m. Mon.-Fri.-Toucan's, 812 Hwy
98, Mexico Beach. 2tc 4/6


Gulf Coast Community College
Yard Sale: Sat.. April 8th. 8:00-12 Noon. Grounds/Facilities Mechanic (Gulf/
2003 Cypress Ave. Girls clothing & Franklin Center).- Responsible for
misc. I ic 4/6 semi-independent work on grounds and
In the maintenance of college facilities.
ESTATE SALE CONTINUED: Sat., April High school diploma or an acceptable
8th, 10:00-2:00, at 1301 Long Avenue. equivalency required. Some experience
Collectibles, antique china, glassware & in maintenance and building trades
silver hollowware. Items left from last preferred. Valid Florida Driver's License
Sat., one-half or less. Some new items. required. Ability to stand, walk.
All proceeds go to Faith Christian bend/stoop, climb, reach above shoul-
School. lic 4/6 der level, kneel, balance, squat, crawl,
crouch,llft 25-100+ pounds. carry 25-:
100+ pounds. work at heights and with-
SE P I stand exposure to marked changes in
temperature and humidity or extremes
thereof and exposure to dust, fumes.
-gases and chemicals also required.
Air conditioning and electrical work- Deadline to apply is April 14, 2000.
er needed for Garry L. Gaddis Air' Previous applicants are still being
Conditioning. Call 648-5474. tfic 4/6 considered and need not reapply.
Applications may be picked up at:
Now accepting applications for exp. Human Resources, Admin. Annex Room
cooks and wait staff for DocSide Cafe 104. GCCC is an Equal Opportunity,
at PSJ Marina. 3tc 4/6 Employer. Minorities and females
strongly encouraged to apply. For a
*Carpenter'w/transportation for work at detailed description check out our
Cape San Bias. Call 227-3593. iic 4/6 job-line at 850-873-3540 or our web-
site at www.gc.cc.fl.us Iltc 4/6


Walker Dixie Dandy in HV help wanted.
Night & Weekends. Must be 21 yrs old.
Call 227-1376. 2tc 4/6
General Labor needed, S10 per houf.
Call 647-9317. Itc.4/6


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 Jullette 4tc 3/30


Part-time temporary positions.,in Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson and Liberty counties,
providing programming for parents
and children during the summer of
2000. Requirements: experience work-
ing with children In K-5 grade levels,
ability to present quality children's sto-
rytimes, computer literacy. Apply at.
229-8879, Jean Faliski, Library Literacy
Director for Gulf County, or at
Panhandle Public Library Cooperative
System office, 44187 Lalavette St.. Suite
4, Marianna, FL 32446 (850-482-9296)
by April 14, 2000. tfc 4/6
The Gulf County Senior Citizens has a
homemaker position open in the:
Wewahltchka area. This will be a 20-22
hour a week position. Applicants must
:be at least 18 years of age. have a high
school education, be in good physical
health, have dependable transportation
'and a valid driver's license. Applications
can be picked up at the Port St. Joe
Senior Center or the Wewahitchka
Senior Center. Please call 229-8466 for
more Information. Deadline for applica-
tions Is 12:00 Noon on April 14th. The
Gulf County Senior Citizens is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 4/6
The City of Mexico Beach Is accepting
applications for a part-time (summer
help) laborer for the City's Parks and
Recreation Dept. The rate of pay Is
85.86/hr. Application and job descrip-
tion can be picked up in City Hall. 118
N. 14th St.. Mexico Beach. Closing date
for receipt of applications is April 9.
2000, 4:30 CST. Mexico Beach Is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and main-
tains a Drug-Free workplace. 2tc 4/6
Home Inspection and Maintenance
Coordinator needed for rental division
of busy real estate office. Must have
reliable transportation and customer
service oriented. Please call Prudential
Resort Realty, St. Joseph Bay Office,
227-2000 for an Interview appointment.
Itc 4/6
Cleaning Contractors needed for over
40 vacation rentals on Cape San Bias &
Indian Pass. Experience In crew man-
agement a must. Please call Prudential
Resort Realty. St. Joseph Bay Office.
227-2000 for an interview appointment.
ltc 4/6

Housekeepers needed for weekly
rentals. Seasonal Saturday work.
Commitment. dependability, quality
work and a car needed. Experience pre-
ferred. Training required. S6-SI0/hr.
Immediate need. Beachside Cleaning
Services, 648-2236. 10tc 3/30


FULL-TIME position available for-
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at
growing active real estate company.
High traffic office with many walk-ins.
offers a great advantage!! Training pro-
vided. Take advantage of our active real
estate market nowl! Call Barbara
Harmon, 648-5767. tfc 4/6


FULL-TIME Reception/Reservationist
position at growing active Real Estate
office. Some computer experience
required. Must have positive attitude
and willing to work Saturdays. Call
Barbara Harmon, 648-5767. tfc 4/6
Experienced frame carpenter needed.
Transportation & tools a must.. Call
647-3497 after 7:00 p.m. 2tc 3/30
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. c 3/30
Due to continued growth, we are imme-
diately seeking progressive enthusiastic
RN's, Surgical Nurses, LPN's &
Nurses' Aides, to st4f all shifts. An
outstanding opportunity' for experti-
enced nurses with a commitment to
superior patient.care and a desire to
work in an open progressive environ-
ment. These positions offer compeUUve
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,
Ellaville. 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. Comperttive pay,. good benefits.
Apply at Hwy 20 East. Hosford. Florida.
Drug-free work place, EOE. 21c 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
Cashier needed. FT help. C '.Tammy
229-8775 at Cppe Trading Post. tfc 3/9


ITRADES a


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood e 227-1559


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

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


o Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
STerm,e Telmoe ni .'* Restaurant Motel
* FIe Conr,ol Condominiums
* Houwer.oId Pass Cor.,oI New Treatment/
Real EsiaIe IWDO, RroOrts CRonsrucoln Sites
j ap l,;,n Vocama-h, Rental Properties,
FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products


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


BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
:30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
MV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
BaltzeU 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
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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 tawn
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 9
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Wh'ere Quality Is Higher Than Price"
229-8631



Steve Brant's


ROOFING,

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

S229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
tfc 3/2


2026 Marvin Avenue
= a'Sa ij Port St. Joe, FL 32456
S,- License #RC0067081 .

Phone(850)

-i -25YearsExperiencel 229m6859
*; tfci3/2


Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry'& architectural .details
repairs remodels decks fenced
SInsured -License #RR0067190 f:


r GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-5474 F IUCENSE ER0010992, RAI 154218


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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., or
Simmons Bayou office, 648-5146. trsm


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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


The City of Mexico Beach is accepting
applications for the position of Police
Officer, Patrolman 1. The starting
salary is $20,363.20 with medical'
insurance, dental and vision, college,
tuition assistance (100% tuition and
hooks), 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, Mexico
Beach, Florida 32410. The City of
Mexico Beach is an EEOC provider.
2tc 3/30
House Keeping Inspector, seasonal
work, Indian Pass-Cape San Blas,
weekend work required. Reliable and
dependable person with own trans-'
portation. Fantasy Properties, Simmons
Bayou Office. Apply in person or call
227-2511. tfc 3/16


Applications now being accepted at Fish
House Restaurant for: Waitstaff, bar-
tender, dishwasher, cook, prep cook.
Must be 18 yrs. age. tfc 3/2
FT -office position in the reserva-
tions/front desk area. Some weekend
work required. Needs to be friendly &
outgoing w/good communication &
computer skills. Must be able to handle
difficult situations & enjoy working with
the public. Please mail or fax resumes
to Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, P.O.
Box 123, Mexico Beach, FL 32410. FAX
#: 850-648-5779. E-MAIL ADDRESS:
PARKERREALTY@DIGITALEXP.COM ,
tfc 3/9
Mature, dependable person wanted to
.work 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturdays
and open some mornings at 7:00 a.m.
Part-time possibly working into full-
time. Helpful if you know about hard-
ware &.tackle. Call 229-8933. tfc 2/24
Help Wanted at Slice & Ice, Hwy 98,
Mexico Beach. Must be 18 yrs. old.
Driver's license is a plus. Please apply
in person. tfe 2/24

I 7Te Sta4 /


SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph is cur-
rently seeking CNA's for daily patient
care. Requires current state certifica-
tion & a high school diploma. We offer
flexible scheduling & a comprehensive
benefits package, including childcare,
tuition reimbursement & a liberal paid
time off policy. Apply to H.R. Dept., 220
9th St., Port St. Joe. FL 32456. tfc 3/2
Housekeepers for busy office. Must be
depend.,, have reliable transportation. &
able to work weekends. Good salary for
a good job. Reply to House-keeper. P.O.
Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. tfc 3/2




Lost: Yellow/grey cock-a-tiel in the area
of Faith Christan School. Whistles and
answers to the name of Petre. Any info.,
call 229-8807, leave message. Itc 4/6
FOUND: V Tech 900 MHz cordless
phone on Sat., March 25 on Ave. D near
HVy 98. May be picked up at The Star.


ELP? rrWANTEv wenaro WAresELsANE oirELP AnaE prAEIeCELL


ivory wedding dress, original price
$700, sell for $300. Daybed w/hide-a-
way, plus more, $300. 827-2445. Itc 4/6
ARCH STEEL BUILDINGS Factory
Direct! SAVE Thousands on
Undelivered Buildings! 25x26, 30x44,
40x50, 50xl10, others. Ideal shops/
storage. Call Nowl 1-800-341-7007.
www.steelmasterusa.com Itp 4/6
Gateway 2000 Windows 95 Pentium II
12.2 Ghd, 56K-V90 Win Modem, 128
Mg. SD Ram. 3 1/2 floppy, CD Rom,
internal zip drive, mouse, joystick &
more, $700 OBO. 229-8859. Itp 4/6
Antique upright piano, built in 1901,
good starter piano, make offer. Call 827-
7261. 2tc 4/6
Homelite 2" trash pump whose &
quick disconnects. $350. 227-7388.
Roper gas dryer, almond color, $75. Call
Marian at 827-2363. 2tp 4/6
Trailer for sale: 1976, 25' Landyacht
Airstream fully equipped. Make me an
offer. Call Birdean, 648-5308. tfc 3/30


TRAD ESand E RV.C E


S Etrises 202 Rei Avenue
,Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456
850-227-9414
Fax 229.6041


S adioShack
/ Authorized Sales Center

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

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





PROFESSIONAL.
PRESSURE WASHING
Keep Your Investment Looking
Clean & New!! :
Mildew Removal
quality Work Reasonable Prices
Commercial Residential
- Fully Insured -
From Small to Big Jobs, We Have the
E ,perience and Equipment to Handle All
Your Pressure Cleaning Needs!
"SPRING CLEANING SPECIAL"
S Single $75.- Double $100
CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE!
S 850 647-2606
Pager: 1-877-831-7769


Painting

Interior
Exterior
Free Home Phone'
Estimates 850-647-9276

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


Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
I I Represenarolive
211 Alien Memorial Way
4N .>. Port St. Joe .
AVon (850so) 29-6460


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


THE CABINET SHOPPE

JEFF 'OWELL, OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet ..Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 F' ax 648-8752

K PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
N Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tc 10. Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99

H hanging BasLels Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Salt-Tolerant Ornamentals
Grounds Covers & Much More!

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

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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



Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
'74 74w ez& ...
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!


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

*Transmission Service Owner: David Gainous
*Oil Changes"Erigine 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 Stf. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6005


SSLIPCOVERS ,
SBY
IRENE
40 Yearr Expeenc. (8s50) 827-2766.



I NARVINS
Satellite Service
t331l Geoirg,, Avenue La.ll 850 647 3171
Port .10 oeFL 324-56 Cell 1850) 899 1061 )



DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671
ftc 4/6

ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE SERVICE
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Work #647-5113
'Mobile # 227-5112


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 FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems Whmole e wran I Cam trft.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
RA0066562
229-6907 or 227-5373


,STUCCO by DeGraff
STim DeGraff, Owner

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

QUALITY STUCCO WORK




WIk4DOW & DOORS

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
RROio0077101


Glen.e a14ndgman Servies
Pressure Washing Tree Service Lawn Maintenance Painting Repairs Odd Jobs
Glen BlInlon
209 Red Fich Road Work/Fa': '5O-227-7424
Port St. Jo., FL 32456 Cellular: 850-895-0706 esdIse
.. ... ,, L .'' censed & Insure


5u If Coast. Screen Printing
T-Shirts/Caps/Posters/Decals/Auto Tags
32 Years Experience


107 N 30th Street Unit-C
RO. 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 Produce 3 ll-
Types Of Campaign
Material And We Do It
All Locallylli Signs,
T-Shirta & Magnetics


BOYER S.1 N
LOODSbN


ro~7 2NE>.. $ T. gO.1 '/27"777
PORT ST. JOE. FL. Q}\/ l.lS (l



Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO051008, ERO011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
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


Ron Westmark
850-229-8334
Locally Licensed & Insured
tfc 2/24


SSHUCKERS & PACKERS

NEEDED

at PristineOyster.Com

in the Carrabelle and

Apalachicola plants.

Call 850-697-8691


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


CAROL DIXON
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St: Port St, Joe, FL
850-2271568
MARY KAY
Tf J.,











Page 8B* The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Apr. 6. 2000


Dinette set, table w/leaf & 4 cane chairs
perfect condition, $100, 850-648-4256
or 850-877-3897. ltc 4/6
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/mlrrors $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. Itc 4/6
Strawberries for Sale-You pick. Sweat-
more Ranch. Call for directions. 850-
722-4819. 6tc 3/23

REEVES
Furniture 8 Relinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reaves at 229-6374
S 2/3


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.






FREE TO GOOD HOME: Black lab mix.
male. Call 229-9206. tfc 4/6
FREE TO GOOD HOME: 3-y.-old female
Australian Blue Healer. Call Robbie at
827-2363. 2tp 4/6
AKC registered adorable small Chihua-
hua puppies, vet checked, shots,
w/papers. 3ust in time for Easter.
Puppies ready now, $275-$450. Call
850-648-5994, Mexico Bch. ltc 4/6




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

Lot for sale In Mexico Beach. Grand Isle
Subd., corner of Williams Way &
Charles Corner. Water, sewer, '$42,000.
850-647-3349 before 9:00 P.M. 4tp 4/6
LOTS FOR SALE: Three Gulf View lots
on Hwy. 98. Lots are. 52.7 ft. frontage,
331.34 ft. deep. 985.000 each. Call 227-
2077 after 5:00 p.m. Lfc 4/6
For Sale or Rent: 2 & 3 BR mobile
homes and LOYTS In Highland View. Call
647-9358. tfe 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
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
"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. uc 2/24

House For Sale By Owner: 4BR/2BA,
fenced yard, boat shed. 1703 Garrison
Ave. 885,000. 850-229-8474. Lfc 2/3
Lots for sale in PSJ. 4 lots corner of
Palm Blvd.& 19th St. high & dry, no fill
needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227-
2112 day or 229-8409 night. tfc 3/2

For GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY
FAST. Call Kevin Welch. Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-648-4995. 52tp 2/17
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. trc2/io
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

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

For sale by owner: 3BR/2BA 52x24 DW
mobile home on 75x150 lot, wood deck
front/back, new roof, no repairs need-
ed. 12x12 storage shed 1 1/2 blks from,
Gulf in St. Joe Beach. Appraised/
$65,000.' Sell ing/62.500. Exc. cond.
Call 647-311 1 or 647-8980. tfc 4/6


*j~ h i 1


WANTED:
cond. Call
6864.


Used 4-wheeler in good
Eric at 229-8997 or 229-


JLAncl or ^Realty



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


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


Ponce de Leon 2 lots available.
Approx. 75'x 150'. A block and a half
from the beach. Cleared lots with fill
dirt. Ready to build! MLS#4946,.
4947. $32,000, $32,500.


I


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 Opportun-
ity! This house has approx. 1700 sq. ft.
Special Features include a 16'x32' heat-
ed swimming pool (to be built after sale
of 5th home), boardwalk to pool and
beach. FEDERAL. FLOOD INS. IS
AVAILABLE! MLS#3992. $327,000.


uI/ 4


Ba3 Froni 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,
functional fireplace, new storm shut-
ters, new deck area & a dock. Almost
every room has a view of the Bay!
MLS#4493. $269,900.


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

Apaachcol 800624-39* .. Geog. Iland1.80-525479
bele80061- 5962 *. ..fl. bac. *


House on pilings for sale by owner:
1200 sq.ft. living space + 600 sq.fl.
downstairs enclosure on 1/2 acre in
Cape San Blas. Gulf View. 3BR/2BA..
ceiling fan in every room, cathedral ceil-
ing in living rm., CH/A, like new
whirlpool appliances (refrig.. micro-m
wave. washer/dryer, dishwasher), car-
peted throughout, carport for 2 vehicles
Lot has high elevation. Close to the Gulf
w/deeded access. Great for rental or
beach house. Only $200,000. Call 227-
7388 for appointment.





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 liing, and if dead.
then to his uninor.n helry, at law.
legatees, devisees or grantees. and
RUTH MURPHY STUCKEY, if living.
and if dead then to her unknown heirs
at 13%. legatees. devliee or grantees.
Respondents


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 Gull" Counrv Flnda in
Plat Book 1. page 23: thence run N2330'E
for 60 feet: thence run N66*30W for 945
feet for Point of Beginning, from said Point
of Beginning run N6630W along N.rth
boundary of Beaty Avenue for 75 feet.
thence run N23'30'E.for 110 feet to the
SSouthwest Corner of G. B. Sheffield proper-
ty; thence run S66'30E along the South
boundary of G. B. Sheffield property for 75
feet: thence run S23'30W 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 ene
.a copy of your written defense,. ii any. to THONLAS
S. GIBSON of RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ. PA..
Petitioner'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 ungmnal uiLh the
Clerk of this -Court, either before service on
Peutioner's attorney or Immediately thereafter, or a
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or peution
WIrNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
t.. he 14 day .of Ma;r.ch. 2000.
BENNY C. LISTER
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Tonya Knox:
Deputy Clerk
4tc. March23 and 30 andApril 6 and 13. 2000


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: 0. B.STUCKY, if living, andif dead. then NOTICE
to his unknown heirs at law. legatees. NoUce Is hereby given that the City Commnlsson 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 (1286") 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.


Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.

1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida

850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959 .
BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner Barbara Mannon, Associate 850-647-5004 : 9LS


_____........_- .-_---- -'" .
8027 Hwy. 98 GULF FRONT Execu ve single family 4+
Br, 3 Ba home with bonus room on ground floor that can
be used as sitting room, or extra bedroom. Custom Built in
1995, this home has approx. 2400SF. Ceramic tile floor- .
ing in main living level w/decorator periodic tiles in
kitchen w/custom wood cabinets. Panoramic Gulf view
from covered decks on'both levelsil Separate CH/A sys-,
tems for all 3 levels of'house. Completely furnished Very
nicely decorated! On 60.12' Gulf front lotl Owner open to
offers Must see this one!! $550,000.00. MLS#4951

NEW LISTINGS:
308 Fortner Ave. Beautiful 50'x 150' residential,
lot, completely cleared with sewer and water tap
paid and installed. Only 1 block to the DEDICATED
BEACH!!! Ready for building. Unit 1, BIk 4, Lot 6.
$74,900.00. MLS#5235
129 Pine Street 75' x 100' residential lot in nice
neighborhood on paved street, only 3/4 block to
the Gulf with easy 25' street access at end of Pine
St. Unit 11, BIk 6,:Lot 12. $45,000. MLS#5392
130 Pine Street 75'x 100' residential lot complete-
l cleared and filled. Nice
nei 3F uMwit easy
25'Jrfeer access at end of Pine Street. Paved street,
zoned for homes only$ $44,900.00: MLS#5046


'.- n I..


419 Texas Drive -. PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALEII
Spacious custom built 4 Br, 2 Ba single family home
soon to be under construction! 1648SF heated and
cooled living area. Lg. LR, combirnd kitchen and din-
ing area has all wood cabinets w/center island work,
station w/bar and French doors:tthat lead to back
patio, Appliances include. ref. w/ice, maker,
dishwasher, range, disposal. Double car garage
w/automatic garage door.. On 10.0'x108' landscaped
lot w/underground sprinkler system. $135,900.00.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION $129,900.00. MLS#4783
MEXICO BEACH
304 Hatley Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE!!
Quality custom built 3 Br, 2 Ba single family home soon
to be under construction! 1408SF heated and cooled
living area. LRh as vited c'ilakjtchen has all
wood custornrMr fi, appiriM refrigerator
w/icemaker, dishwasher, range, disposal. Ceiling fan
w/light in -all rooms. 2 car garage w/automatic
garage' door openers. Landscaped 87.5' x 108' lot
w/underground sprinkler system., nice neighborhood
on paved street. $115,000.00. PRE-CONSTRUCTION -
$109,900.00. MLS#4782
426 7th St. PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE Quality
custom built 4 Br, 2 Ba single family home under con-
struction. 1648+ SF heated and cooled living area. 2
car garage It c jlW ners. CH/A,
ref. w/ice m~~crictg s her, disposal,
ceiling fans w/light in all rooms. On 100'x158.33'
landscaped lot. $115,000.00. PRE-CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT-- $109,900.00. MLS#4572


NEW LISTING:
111-A First Street, 2 bedroom, 2 bath stucco townhome
with GULF VIEW only steps to the DEDICATED BEACH!!
Open spacious design provides for comfortable Florida
living, 1 bedroom, 2/adjoining bath on each -level.,
Enclosed garage automatic openers. AN AFFORDABLE
BEACH RETREAT!I $104,000.00. MLS#5075

412A & B
,. 7th Street-
M e. x i c o
j '':*:': '"' "' Beach- (2)
NEW 2 Br, 2
;s=== full Ba town-,
MAW homes. On
landscaped lot, paved street wirh easy access to the
Beachill Approx 750+SF, plus front sun deck and back
patio area. Cen elec h/ac. ceiling fans, custom wood ,
cabinets, and appliances. Must see this affordable Beach
Retreat! Reduced to $72,000 ea. MLS#4576


512-A Hwy. 98 2 Bd., 2.5 ba townhome with
Unobstructed Gulf View across from Dedicated
Beach! Living room S l irirored wall, sliding
glass doors lead to covered front porch with spectacu-
lar Gulf Viewl Kitchen appliances included. Owner
will finance $149,000.00. MLS#4733
2603 Hwy. 98 BEACHSIDE Duplex on 75'x 100'
corner lot zoned Tourist Commercial! 2 BR, 1 bath
each side with 8'x12' front screened porch and cov-
ered patio.: Traditional concrete block construction,
window AC, gas
heat. Separate
laundry building
has washer nd

3.Am m .- amreat loca-
tion saps to the Beach with easy access!!1I
$205,000.00 MLS#4575
LOTS


MEXICO BEACH
425 7th St. 100'x108.3 esdtial home lot. Nice shad
trees, easy access s rUL jnit 14, BIk D, Lot 25.
$34,500. MLS#4866
106.12th St. 120'x90' residential lot only 1/2 block to
the beach! $45,000.00.
1309 Hwy 98 66,6'xpl Bont lot $285,000.00.
. MLS#4567
109 20th Street 10Qe,' ,sidential home lot only
1/2 block to BeacIl Ule trees, nice neighbor-
hood. $49,900.00. MLS#4563
15th Street 10 acres-lod sidential Low Density -
Prime Development ,WO.00.
5th Street 100' x 1581,it ih easy access to Beach.
Unit 14, BIk A, Lot W MLS#4580
119 Pine St. Unit 11, ,ilk c2. Approx. 105'x100'.
$44,500. MLS#4579 W cD
210 Hwy. 98 50'x150' residential building lot with
UNOBSTRUCTED GULFS.iL ross from DEDICATED
BEACHII $135,000.00. MLS#4673
400 Texas Drive 100'x108.33' corner lot completely
cleared. Nice 'shade trees. Unit 14, BIk F, Lot 2,
$28,900.00. MLS#4780
401 California Drive 100'xl 08.33' corner lot complete-
ly cleared. Nice shade trees. Unit 14, BIk F, Lot 1,
$28,900.00. MLS#4781


1302 A Hwy. 98 Charming 2 Br/1 5 Bath townhome
with great Gulf View arid Easy Beach access! Enjoy the
sunsets qnd gulf breezes from Ihe deck off the master
bedroom w/vaulted ceiling w/ceiling fan. Nice living
room, dining, and kitchen combo on I st floor w/sliding
doors that lead to large back palio area. Extra large
back yard with additional parking and storage area.
Completely furnished and equipped for summer home
or rental. $135,000.00. MLS#4949
420 Texas
Drive Like
new 3 Br, 2
full bath sin-
gle family

',,-, nice resi-
dentiq'i
neighborhood. Built 6/98 home is in excellent condition.
Large l.bing room, loely kitchen, all wood cabinets, superior
appliances included. Abundance of storage. Double car
garage, Front covered porch and. back sun deck. Must
seei'l 37,500 00 MLS54573
4 2 7
Colorado Dr.
SLovely design
and floor
.p plan Pre-

home on
extra large 100 x158.33' lot within walking distance to Beach
LR has vaulted' ceiling, fireplace w/ceromic accent and wood
mantle, kitchen/dining area has 9' ceilings and lovely bay win-
dow. Large master Br has walk-in closet, master bath has
whirlpool tub and separate shower. $124,900. PRE-CON-
STRUCTION. $119,900. MLS #4583


BAXTER'S BEACON HILL RESTRICTED MOBILE
HOMES PARK
Sun Ray Court lot 7. ,gpb tank and water meter.
Reduced rice $29, ,


NEW DEVELOPMENT




Restricted Housing Subdivision l homes Onlyl
Only 2 Blocks to the Be(chl -
Large cleared lots ready for building: high and dry
Paved Streets Covenants and Restrictions
Underground Utilities: City Water, Natural Gas,
Electric, Phone, Cable -
Directions: Hwy. 98 to Pine St. N."
on Pine St. 2 blocks to Alabama, right to
entrance.of subdivision
Purchase Price: $26,900.00 each
PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION
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Phone Toll Free 800-525-4793 or 850-927-3177


Beautiful Gulf front
home on Cape Sar'.

*s ..;:< Bias, five/bedroonm "
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home with amazing,


include metal roof,
two car ,garage
under the home,
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