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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 13, 2000
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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c USPS 518-880
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR, NUMBER 33


"Gulf County Is A Priority



Neal Wade, V Economic Developmet for Joe, Delivers Message


RaCel Fighting For ife It didn't take long for new
Vice President of Economic
A Child In Crisis-Page 8A Development for the St. Joe
LawI Enforcement Activities Company, Neal Wade', to deliver
SEnforcementthe messageGuf County wanted
Ci'y & County on Page 7A to hear, as. he spoke before mem-,
Jenkins Inks With Santo Fe bers of the 'GulfCounty Chamber
of Commerce during their annual
Comm. College Page 1OA dinner last Thursday evening.
Sporting Action Pages 9-10A "Gulf County is a priority."
S ri i That's what Wade said wasone of
Worship Opportuthe first things St. 'Joe officials
Abound Where? See Page 3B made plain to him, just shortly
after he accepted the new eco-
School Happenings See 2B nomlc development position.
Classifieds!! Pages 6-8A As he began his presentation.
Win Giant Eae t Wade started describing a
Win Giant Easter Basket community where a major compa-
Details on Page 4A ny decided to move its substantial
business Interest and change its
PSJ Marina Tourney Page 1OA way of doing business, resulting
in massive losses of jobs Just

Belin Announces Desire for

Supervisor of Elections Post
Cindy Belin has announced Guidance at Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr.
her intention to seek the office of High School, she was responsible
Gulf County Supervisor of for the management of relevant
Elections.


Belin graduated from
Huntingdon College with a B.S.
degree in elementary/special edu-
cation and earned her master's
degree in guidance and counsel-
Ing from Montevallo University.
She has been a resident of
Gulf County for 21 years and is
married to Jim Belin. They have
two daughters, Bonnie and
Becky. She is an active member of
the First United Methodist
Church, and has spent her years
in Gulf County as an educator,
public servant, and business
owner. ., ..
Since 1979, Belin has worked
with Gulf County youth in a varl-
ety of capacities. Her background
includes years spent as an ele-
mentary teacher, reading special-
ist, and guidance counselor.
Serving as Director of


Cindy Belin


Cannon Is Seeking To Serve

As Gulf County Clerk of Court


Ted Cannon has announced
his Intent to run for Clerk of
Circuit Court of Gulf County.


Ted Cannon


Cannon has been married to
Sandra Williams Cannon for 20
years and they have four children,
Greg. Stone. Dana, and Vicki. He
and his family are lifelong resi-
dents of Gulf County. The candi-
date is a member of Long Avenue
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe.
Cannon feels that his many
years of financial and leadership
capabilities in management, as
well as his personal skills gained
through his broad-based profes-
sional experience and personal
activities in Gulf County over the
years, will have valuable applica-
tion to the position of Clerk of
Court of Gialf County that he "is
seeking.
He has always enjoyed public
contact and hals enjoyed working
and developing a sense of trust
with his co-workers and the citi-
zens of Gulf County throughout
(See CANNON on Page SA)


about the time everyone in the
room was convinced he was
describing the circumstances that
evolved in Port St. Joe, Wade
called out the name of his home-
town, Monroeville, Alabama.
He also named Tupelo,
Mississippi. and Port St. Joe as
communities which have experi-
enced very similar circumstances
to those of his hometown.

"Economic Development


Starts With Job.


s.

-Wade ,


How To Recover
"Economic development
starts with Jobs." Wade said, as he
began stressing such things as
goals, direction, and unity as the
first steps for making the process
happen.
(See WADE on Page 3A)


G'-f..


lf, '"' I Gene Raffleld receives a floral arrangement from Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Director
i Diane Scholz. while Chamber President David Warriner looks on.

Gene Raffield Recognized With

MM cm


Meet
Representatives of Gulf
,County came back from Atlanita
.,Friday feeling, much better about
Federal Emergency managementt
Agency's (FEMA) proposed flood
map changes.
Just over 14 months ago
some of the first public. meetings
were held to determine how those
new flood map changes would
impact areas of the county under
the Coastal Barrier Resource Act
(CBRA).
FEMA has agreed to compro-
mise those map changes, accord-
ing to Ron Morrow, president of
the Gulf County Coastal Develop-
ment AssoclaUtion.
They have proposed to go
ahead with the flood map changes
in Gulf County, except for those
areas in Gulf County' that are
under the CBRA. Indian Pass
Peninsula and St. Joseph
Peninsula will be excluded from
the changes for the time being.
FEMA will be coming back to
:Gulf County within the next year
(See FEMA on Page SA)


"Lifetime Achievement Award"


Gene Raffield was recognized
': by members of the Gulf CountV'
' Chamber of Commerce during
..ila t'Aui'sday --avemring., dinner
with a presentation of the
"Lifetime AchieVement Award."
The pi-esentation was made by
chamber president David

Qualifying Period Opens
For Port St. Joe Elections
Two city commission seats
are up for re-election on the city's.
May 9th ballot. The Group 3 and
4 seats are currently held by
Commissioners Jerry Barnes and
David Horton.
Candidate qualifying period
officially began at 12:00 noon on
Wednesday, April 12th, and will
remain open through 12:00 noon
on Wednesday. April 19th.
Persons wishing to file as
candidates for either of the two
seats can do so at the'Gulf
County Supervisor of Elections
Office at the Gulf County
Courthouse complex.
To' date, Commissioner
Horton has announced -his
intentions to seek re-election for'a
second term to the Group 4 seat.
John Reeves and Charles
Tharpe have announced plans to
run for the Group 3 seat being
vacated by Commissioner Jerry
Barnes, who is not seeking re-
election and is running for county
commissioner.


Warriner.
Warriner gave a brief outline
of the honoree's professional life
and community service activities.
As a lifelong resident of Gulf
County and graduate of the pub-
lic school system, Raffield worked
two years for the former St. Joe
Paper Company mill before join-
ing the family fishing business as
a crew member.
He later moved to the compa-
ny's land-based, operaUtons, and
in years to come, Raffield
Fisheries expanded to worldwide
markets as the third largest
employer in Gulf County. It is also
currently one of the largest fish-
eries in the State of Florida.


But, it has been some of
Gene's community service pro-
jects that has made him special to
the -community.--His involvement
in everything from Cub Sco'uts to
little league baseball. 24 years
service on the Gulf County School
Board. and numerous other acts
of kindness have spoken volumes
about ol' "Big Gene's" even larger
heart for his friends and fellow
Gulf countians.
"I'm glad to have been raised
in Gulf County," Gene told those
present after accepting the award.
"They're the greatest people in the
world," he responded to a stand-
ing ovation.


Checks In Mail


Checks were cut to former
Florida Coast Paper Company
employees for 67,0/ of vacation
pay' owed on Tuesday of this
week.
The good news for former
workers' is that withholding
taxes did not have to be taken
out before the checks were sent
to employees. Union president
John Reeves had requested this
from Florida Coast Paper
Company' attorney James L.
Patton, Jr., after it was discov-
ered intentions to withhold 28%
of the checks as income tax
withholding.


Patten requested that the
bankruptcy judge review. this
matter based on -the fact that
most former workers, will not' be
taxed at that rate because of
current work status, and they
have a 'eed for the difference in
money.
As a result,* it 'was deter-
mined that there 'will be no fed-
eral 'Income tax withholdings
made against employees' checks.
The trustees will. however, be
required to withhold FICA taxes
at the rate of 7.65% which the
trustees must match.


Stanley States Intention

To Run For County Clerk


John W. (Johnny) Stanley has
announced his intent to seek the
Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court
'of Gulf County. Presently, Stanley
serves proudly as the county com-
'nlssioner for District 1, and as
the executive director of a non-'
'profit transportation company.
He was drafted into the U.S.
.Army from Gulf County in 1969,
sand spent 24 years as a soldier.
IHe held the military's highest
security clearance, served in. the.
Vietnam and Saudi conflicts, and
spent years in foreign countries
protecting our ,freedom. Stanley
retired as a Chief Warrant Officer
,Four, and returned home to Gulf
County in 1995.
During his military career, he
continued his formal education.
Stanley has a Master of Science
degree in human resources man-
agement from Troy State
University, and a Bachelor' of
Science degree in management
:studies from the University of


Maryland..
He served'as a director on the
(See STANLEY on Page SA)


sally Malone

Malone Seeking
Gulf's District 3
Commission Seat
Sally Malone has announced
her intent to seek the office of
Gulf County Commissioner,
District 3, as a Democrat.
Malone is married to Baynard
L. Malone and has three children:
Cherry, who lives in Bradenton:
Candy, who lives at St. Joe Beach;
and Michael, who lives in
Asheville, North Carolina.
Malone has been active in the
community since her arrival in
Port St. Joe in 1957.
(See MALONE on Page 8A)


The driver of this pick-up
truck received serious injuries in
an accident near the Odena fire
tower on Highway 98 Monday
,morning.
Chris Maxwell (21), of Port St.


Joe, was injured when the late
model pick-up truck he was dri-
ving struck the rear of a semi
cement truck.
Maxwell was extricated from
the vehicle by Gulf County


Emergency Services Unit (Jaws of
Life) and was transported to Bay
Medical Center by Gulf County
Emergency Medical Services/
Advanced Life Support ambu-
lance


The Slar On Line at http:/www.StarFL.com
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, APRIL 13,


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2000


. Soon!


St. Joe Corporation Seems To Be Getting

Ready To Spend Significant Money Here
A DISCUSSION SESSION LED BY THE St. Joe Corporation
and involving some two dozen civic leaders giving local input
arrived at what Port St. Joe should look like when current vacant
lands are developed by St. Joe arid encouraged from private
landowners in a "bull" session Tuesday of last week.
St. Joe Corporation conducted the session, seeking. out local
input for what sort of theme future development should follow.
What theme should be used and what sort of facade should be fol-
lowed in'the development.
By a huge majority, the group said the development should not
deviate from- the. "small town" atmosphere and should take the
fullest advantage of preserving "green space".
St. Joe Corporation was asking, "What do you as a communi-
ty wish to see by way of empty lands development?"
ST. JOE HAS OWNERSHIP OF some vital lands in:.Port St.
Joe, lying in the business section, which they wish to develop,
making the largest impact.for the city, possible.
Suggestions were to build something which would attract the
largest number of people possible, doing us the most good eco-
nomically. Top suggestion was to build a motel/hotel complex in
the, area adjacent to the marina, taking advantage of what is
already there. Another suggestion was to build a nice waterfront
restaurant.
The property to be developed stretched from First to seventh
Street and eastward to Garrison Avenue.
ABOVE ALL, THE THEME WAS "action" and not "talk".
The MC's of the suggestion program seemed to by hurrying the
citizens along toward a final decision in order to DO something sig-
nificant SOON! How significant and how soon remains to be
planned and put under way.
The consensus of opinion seemed to be, "keep it In keeping
with the small town atmosphere and don't make it too gaudy.",
Above all, St. Joe was encouraged to accentuate what we
already have, utilizing.the historical theme as much as possible.
So, it appears as if the St. Joe Corporation will utilize their con-
siderable assets for development of Port St. Joe, using local ideas
as much as 'possible, to maintain our best attributes and not
ignore improvements.
It's for sure, St. Joe is not ignoring the local citizens' wishes in
their plans. :


Sense of Responsibility

THE, CONTRAST BETWEEN TWO of the large players In..rt
St. Joe in recent years was evident in headlines on two;differrent
stories on last week's front page articles.
The Jessie Ball duPont fund was making funds available for
the needy, to the tune of $350,000. Smurfit-Stone, the latest to
have anything to do with the laboring man in Port St. Joe, refused
to entertain the idea of a severance pay package for employees of
the now defunct paper mill. Smurfit disregarded any claims for
.severance pay because they never did operate the paper mill and
therefore felt no obligation.
Let it be noted that none of the workers were polled as to their
approval or disapproval of the sale.
AS A MATTER OF DOING WHAT is fair, Smurfit owes those
workers who spent their entire working adult life keeping the mill
operating, some sort of severance pay. Smurfit would never have
agreed to take over the mill had it not been in operating condition
and still been making quality paper.
Smurfit assumed ownership of the mill and responsibility for
the workers when they took over the decisions to be made for the
mill. But their decision not to operate the mill is in keeping with
their other activities. They are at least consistent.
The Jessie Ball duPont fund, on the other hand, seems to feel
a responsibility toward the former employees, even though they
supposedly took care of their needs when they agreed to the sale.


Hunker Down With Kes by Keskly Colbert


IT Educating Miss Mary Nell
2 quicker than. you could say when I left school yesterday." ma'am. But It don't seem like
Daylight Savings Time. "And where did you stop first?" would have dropped it unless th<
I don't remember it being a "Well. that would be at the bot- light had turned In my direction."
S. .. -. ... l Mi lss Mar Nellwa


I remember spring was tough
on our homework. We'd do o.k.
through January, February and
early March ...but come April
and the warming sun ... We had
things to do. All of a sudden it did-
n't seem so important that wheat.
barley, oats and, rye were the lead-
ing crops in. Uruguay. ,
We could go from A-'s to Dls


conscious thing. .And we certainly
meant no harm. You know how
those teachers take it so personal!
We just kinda lost interest in any-
thing indoors. .
I can give you a good example.
We were in the seventh grade.
Buddy Wiggleton had misplaced
his English book: Mrs. Mary Nell
Bryant was going, to "open up his.
thought processes" as she' ascer-
tained the facts.
"When was the last time you
had the book in your possession?"
Buddy twisted a minute, "I had it


tom ofl e Stonewall street Fill.
Lonnie Stoner and James Ray
Tucker were fighting on account of
what Lonnie's sister had said
about James Ray's bad eye. James.
Ray had him down but Lonnie got
a leg free and kicked him upside
the head-about knocked his good
eye out, I thought if didn't nobody
break this thing up, it would be.
even better, than that time Curtis.
Friendsly threw Betsy Dinwid-7"
"You may spare us the details.'
Did you put, the book down there?"'
"I don't rightly remember,


yUUUY, IT sII .I I1VU *ab
bad to correct you In mid sentence,
"it does not seem like ...
"Thank you for agreeing with
me.
Miss Mary Nell just shook her
head. Buddy had kinda a' been a
special project for her 'all year
"Where did you go next?"
"Me and Bobby Jack an'd
Kesley ran over to Aunt Jessie's t6
see if she had any pies cooling in
the window."
I tried to catch his eye. Darn
fooll Don't incriminate me. He tells
her too much and I'll fix his wagon
right here-then I got to thinking
. He used that English book to
rest his portion of the pie on!
"Ma'am," I could.see the same
light bulb come on in Buddy:s.
head, "I just remembered. I had
the book wvhen we left Aunt
Jessie's. I know for dead certain
sure that I did."
"Good, now we're getting:
somewhere. See how it works
when we just talk it all out! Where
did you go next?"
"The big ditch down behind'
George Sexton's house. We threw a
few dirt clods at the turtles. We
had a spitting contest. We took off
our shoes, rolled up our britches
legs, and waded for a while."
"You must have set the book
down then."
"Yes ma'am. We put all the
books in one big pile and sorted
'em out when we got our; shoes
back on."
"Then youi had your English
book when you vacated the ditch
area?"
'Well, Miss Mary Nell, I had
some book with me when we left."
"Did you finally make,. it
home?"
"Yes ma'am, but 'first vwe
stopped off at Mr. Hayden's barn
to see where his best plow mule
had been gored by that wild bull 'of
his'en-" .
"ThatVs the wild bull- 6f Mr.
Hayden."Orr.ydtf could say Mr.
Hayden's wild bull."
"Yes. ma'am." You could tell
Buddy was thinking, "That's what
I did sayl" Undaunted, he contin-
ued, "And Nicky Joe came by in his
car and we went for a ride. He idt
us out in that pasture across from
the tent. revival, Jackie Bums and
Paul David Campbell and some of
the older boys were playing base-
ball."
"Did you play with them?"
"Yes ma'am. I played left fieldI
for Leon's team. Bobby Jack, he
went in f6r Scooter Childress at
shortstop.: And Paul David was
pitching; we scored two runs on- a
double-"
"Did you leave your book ;at
the fleld?"
"1 played longer than I meant
to, I had to run home in time "to
(See KESLE* ON PAGE 3)


We've Taken Care of Ourselves.


A FEW DAYS ago the.
Panama City News-Herald ran a
story on the retirement of a
Doctor John Poyner after 50
years of practice in the Bay
County city. A few days later,
Channel 7 TV also had a story
telling of the good doctor's retire-
ment after a long period of ser-
vice.
We have one doctor who
retired recently after nearly as
many years spent in practice as
Dr. Poyner. We have another doc-
tor still practicing medicine who
has spent nearly 50 years in the
medical field.
Dr. Wayne Hendrix is still
active after approximately 46
years serving the people of Port
St. Joe. Doctors Wayne and Joe
Hendrix deserve a retirement
party after their long years of
selfless service to the communi-
ty. Both doctors started practic-
ing at about the same .time and
have kept up to date with their
knowledge. They did this on their
own time and at their own


ETAOIN SHRDLU


. by Wesley Ramsey
t


expense.

DR. POYNER WAS one of
only 10 doctors practicing in Bay
County when he first hung out
his shingle. Now, it seems as if
half the population of the county
is in the medical profession.
Specialists of all kinds areestab-
lished in Bay County,. staffing
two huge hospitals. .
Bay County wasn't alone in
having just a sparse few doctors-
in the 40's. Port St. Joe had only
a few at the same time.
Most of our doctors practiced
out of the rear of drug stores. We
had three doctors .and two of


them operated out of drug stores.
The oldest drug store in town
was LeHardy's Drug--later to
'become. -Smith's Pharmacy-at
the, corner of Reid and Third
Street. A Doctor Bartee operated
out of the rear of this drug store.
Dr. Bartee was already an old
man, and dispensed the old fash-
ioned drugs of the day; ipecac,
quinine, aspirin, and a variety of
patent medicines.
All the older people in town
patronized Dr. Bartee. They did-
n't appear by appointment. They
just visited the doctor when they
saw his office was open.
And, of course, they weren't


ashamed to describe their ills to
him. when they met him walking
down the sidewalk. The good
doctor would stop and treat his
patients wherever they happened
to meet

DR. ALBERT! WARD was
another doctor who operated
from the rear of Miller's Drug
store-later to be purchased by
Gannon Buzzeft. The pharmacy
was located in the building cur-
rently occupied by J. Patrick's
Restaurant.
Dr. Ward had recently gradu-
ated from Tulane's school of
medicine and this was his first
practice. Dr. Ward devoted his
life to his practice and as a
result, met death early in life.
But, he didn't die until he
built his own office and recruited
Doctors Wayne and Joe Hendrix
to staff it with him. He lured
them both here in, the early 50's.-
Dr.. Ward and Dr. Wayne
Hendrix formed a surgical team


who saved many lives here in
Gulf County. There were no spe-
cialists in those days, so they
just pitched right in and did
what they felt needed to be done.

ANOTHER EARLY practi-
tiloner of thedicine in early. Port
St. Joe, was. Dr. Norton. Dr.
Norton operated out of a store
.front, which makes up the south
building now occupied by St. Joe
Furniture Company.
He was the only early doctor
who didn't operate out of a drug
store. Dr. Norton came here from
Arkansas and returned to
Arkansas when he became
afflicted with ill health in the
early 50's.
Those three doctors met the
health needs of the people of Port
St. Joe during the war years and
were largely responsible for the
advancement of medical treat-
ment in years to come.
They were all selfless in their
service and made house calls


regularly.

THE THREE doctors were
instrumental in: securing what is
now Gulf Pines Hospital for Port
St. Joe.
The hospital .was built in
1940 with volunteer labor and
contributions of. material. '
The people of Port St. Joe
just decided they needed a hospi-
tal, with the paper Tmill and saw
mill located here, so they just got
together, pooled their resources',
and put up and equipped a hos-
pital which was about half the
size of the one which sits in the
same location today.
There was no government
money available, then, to provide
grants for building. Folks just
pledged a few bricks, a window or
two, lumber, labor, and all the
expertise needed to erect a hospi-
tal. Then,, the polio epidemic
came along and the people
equipped it with an iron lung. ,


-THE STAR--
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Wade
He emphasized the word
"community," describing its
meaning as fellowship, while dri-
ving home the theme of working
together toward one common
vision.
"Catch the vision" was the
phrase Wade used as he outlined
a need to go beyond those folks in
the Chamber of Commerce meet-
ing and connect with the entire
community.
' "When all of us speak with
one voice, people will hear what
we have to say," he added.
. Using lyrics from the song,
"Sitting by the Dock of the Bay"-
"I can't do what 10 people tell me
to do, so I: guess I'll just remain
the same," Wade drove the point
home describing the biggest pitfall
to economic development in most
communities-lack of unity or
fragmentation.


Neal Wade
Amenities Versus Needs
Gulf has been blessed with
numerous amenities that are
favorable for economic develop-
ment-deep water port, rail ser-
vice, trainable workforce, and
natural wonders (beaches, bays,
riverways, and open parcels of
land) just to name a few.
But, there are still several:
areas of need that must be
addressed. At the top of that list is
highway infrastructure leading to
and out of Gulf County.
"We can do all of the other.
things we want to do, but we
won't get there without highway
infrastructure," Wade stressed, as
he emphasized the need. "Infra-
structure is a major obstacle in
the way of all the fantastic ameni-,
ties in Gulf County," Wade added.
-4r ;:.'. Regional growth was also,
:considered a -must 'by Wade.
Regionalism works under the
premise that what is good for one
area of the region is good for the
region as a whole, and as various
areas experience economic devel-
opment. other segments will also
get their share.
He also noted that the only
way to overcome some of the
transportation issues was to join
together in regional development,
realizing what's good for the
region is ultimately good for all its
parts.
Golden Egg?
During a question and
answer session, local dentist and
lifelong Gulf County resident
Dusty May asked the proverbial
question, "Is there any way to.
develop without killing the goose
that laid the golden egg?"
Wade outlined his answer by
stressing it bould not only be


Kesley

(From Page 2)
feed the hogs, fill up the water
tank, get some hay down for the
cows and wash up for supper."
"Did you leave the book in the
barn?" '
; Buddy stood there for a while
without saying a thing. He didn't
know where that book was. He
hadn't a clue. -
Miss Marv Nell had taken up
half a classroom period, and all
she had garnered for her, efforts
was the fact that her precious
English book could be .in any one
of twenty-five or so places.
It was April.
She ought to have knowed
that .
-.He'd plow through those
turnip greens and cornbread in
ten minutes, beg to be excused,
and play hide-and-go-seek until it
was plumb dark. Then he and I
would listen to the St. Louis
Cardinal game on the radio. Dizzy
Dean taught us all the English we
needed
We were too busy to study!
Or, you might say we were
studying just as hard as we.
could-it just didn't have anything
to do with textbooks and class-
rooms. It's all in how you want to
view itl
April is a time for enjoying. It
'ain't no time for worrying about
your don't's and your his'en'sl'
Just ask Buddyl
And Relax A Little,
Kes


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During Thursday night's Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
Dinner, David Rich was installed as the new president of the
Chamber, while David Warriner steps down to the office of vice
president. Ellen Allemore and Johanna White will serve as sec-
retary and treasurer. [See photo above]
Shirley Ramsey and Ralph Roberson were sworn into their
new duties as incoming directors. [Photo below]
Outgoing president David Warriner also gave special recogni-
tion to Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Director Diane
Scholz after, presenting his president's report to, the members.
Wayne Pate was recognized as a retiring board member.


done. but it is 100%b the St. Joe
objective to do just that. This
answer was verified by both Chris
Hine and Chris Corr. St. Joe
Company vice presidents, also
present at the dinner.
In answer to another question
from Wayne Pate, "Can we have
tourism and industry?",' Wade
responded, "I think it's the only
way to go."
Mill In The Past
Wade considered the removal
of the former Florida Coast Paper
Company paper mill as an impor-
tant step in moving forward with
the community's future. He point-
ed out that the structure serves
as a constant reminder of the past
and, in fact, could hinder future
expansion of the port.
It is understood that much of
the existing machinery at the mill
is in the process of being doled
out to current owner, Smurfit-
Stone's. other operating mills
across the country.


Wade assured those present
that Northwest Florida and Gulf
County were going to grow over
the next 10 years, regardless of
what the community does, but
Gulf County has the' unique
opportunity to control and man-.
age the process.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2000 PAG]


Jail-Refurbish or New,


1/20 Sales Tax Top Agenda


Gulf County Commissioners
will be tackling a few major
issues, over -the next several
weeks, after they surfaced during
Tuesday's board meeting.,
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen described one of those
issues as the sleeping monster
next door, referring to the aging
Gulf County jail complex. In a
nutshell, Sheriff McKeithen told
the board it was time to either
look at making major renovation
or consider the option of building
new facilities.
"We've patched and patched
and patched," McKeithen said, as
he explained the constant upkeep
and maintenance problems
within the jail.
Two inmates have fallen
recently resulting from slipping in.
standing water that leaked from
the water system. County
Maintenance Supervisor Joe
Bearden verified the sheriffs.
statements, explaining that he
knows the problems have existed
for at least the past 17 years.
McKeithen wasn't asking the
board to do anything Immediate-

Co-Op To Hold
52nd Annual.
Meeting Saturday
The 52nd Annual Members
Meeting of the Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, Inc. will be held
Saturday, April 15th, beginning at
8:30 a.m. at the cooperative head-
quarters in Wewahitchka.
Along with a lot of food, fun,
and activities, members will be
receiving reports on the co-op
operations and electing three
trustees to serve from District 3
(Bay County).
Registration and polls open at
8:30 a.m., CT, and door prizes,
food, refreshments, moon walk
(for the kids), and a grand prize
1998 Chevy Blazer giveaway are
among some of the morning activ- '
cities planned.
The Gilleys will be performing
at 9:15 a.m. and Jason Kelly with
Channel 7 will be the guest
speaker at 10:50 a.m.


We Petition You...
The office of The Star j.pie,,.Fl ,2457. ..
Publishing Company has in The Star supports this peti-
recent weeks been a location at -tion effort, and judging by the sig-
which community members could natures accumulated at last
drop by and sign the petition in glance, many visitors here did as
the ongoing drive for equity in the well.
playoff process for high school
athletics.


However during the past
days, a customer or visitor to the
business has inadvertently picked
up the petition from the front
desk countertop. Whomever
should find the petition among
other papers or purchased items
is asked to please drop it by or
mail it to P. 0. Box 308, Port St.


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ly, but was suggesting that they
might begin to evaluate the needs
and look into the problem. He
said 30 people were booked into
the jail over the past week, and
the jail was regularly running at-
or above its capacity, of 50
inmates.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
suggested the board hold a work-
shop session and begin working
on suggestions to solve the prob-
lem. Chairman Billy Traylor will
set the date for the workshop in
the near future.
1/20 Sales Tax
Commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr. entered into a discussion with
the board to place before voters a
referendum initiating a one-half
cent discretionary sales tax ear-
marked for assistance to Gulf
County's fire departments.
Peters pointed out that the
tax could provide much-needed
economic support to fire depart-
ments throughout the county that
Wewa Considering

Moving 4th of
July Celebration
Wewahitchka city commis-
sioners are taking a look at
changing the location of their
annual Fourth of July fireworks
display.
Fireworks have historically
been fired off at Lake Alice Park.
but due to larger displays and
concern for safety, the board is
discussing the possibility of mov-
ing the event to T. L. James Park.
Commissioners will look at
the question further during future
meetings.
Other Business
*The board voted to purchase
a radar speed detector during its
- regular meeting Monday.
*City worker Ricky McMillion
was recognized for attaining his
Class C Drinking Water License
and was advanced in pay accord-
ingly.


Assists H-53 Helicopter Monday


Personnel of Gulf Aviation
Inc. at Costin Airport rendered
some assistance to the U.S. Air
Force flight crew of an H,-53 hell-
copter that made a precautionary
landing Monday at the airport.
After a short maintenance check
and refreshments, they were on
their way.
John Cullen of Gulf Aviation-


said, "What I do know about the
missions they fly is that they often
take them well Inside enemy lines
to extract downed flyers and ser-
vicemen, exposing themselves to
great risk, and are the unsung
heroes to most the world while
. saving American sons and daugh-
ters from harm's wpy. It was a
great privilege to help them."


52nd Annual Meeting


Grnd Prize

1988 Blazer


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Saturday, April 15, 2000

at the Wewahitchka Office

Registration Begins At 8:30 a.m.


i 7/' 9ufod cas ect/ric JCoopera/ive's annualmeeing, andwe're fooinghforward/o
seeng affourmemerst. 7Se emee/iny, o/ course, is Yours. 7Ae ayenda reflecs wal/eeps
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are stressed for funds to ade-
quately provide fire protection in
many of the communities they
serve.
County Chief Administrator
Don Butler told the board that a
one-half cent sales tax should
raise a little over $300.000 per
year, according to estimated
(See COUNTY on Page 6A)


Marina Lots

Up For Lease

By City of PSJ
The Port St. Joe City Commis-
sion had a relatively light agenda
Tuesday evening. After a pro-
longed discussion concerning a
12'6" variance for constructing a
new home, the commission unan-
imously granted a 5' variance to
Greg Summers. Three letters from
area residents were received in
opposition to granting the 12'6"
requested.
Mayor Frank Pate cited a
need to generate revenue for the
city, and urged the commission to
advertise for proposals to lease 5
1/2 lots adjacent to the new Port
St. Joe Marina. The city owns the
property, and wishes to lease the
area to someone wishing to con-
struct new businesses upon it.
The request will be advertised
on the Chamber of Commerce's
web site, with bid opening tenta-
tively set for June 20. The mini-
mum lease price will be 8.5% of
appraised value of the land.
The lack of lighting on the low
docks along the waterfront on St.
Joseph's Bay was discussed. An
* estimate of S3,000 was received to
install two lights to illuminate the
area. The commission tabled the
matter until the Port St. Joe Mari-
na erects planned signage and
lighting along the area in ques-
tion. Lighting needs would then
be reassessed following this pro-
posed Installation.









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University and Carly is a daycare
teacher at Clairmont Baptist


Couple Exchanged Wedding Vows Easter Pageant To
7..., ,,,l, ml T. Eate Paent


Kevin Richard Wood married
Carly Anne Berry in a ceremony
on Saturday, March 18, at
Calvary Baptist Church of
Atlanta, Georgia.
Kevin is the son of Betty Wood
of Stone Mountain, Georgia and
Richard Wood of LaPorte, Texas.
The groom's maternal grandpar-
ents are Henry and Lena Butts of
Port St. Joe and his paternal
grandparents are George and
Dorothy Wood of Levin, New


Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club Meets Apr. 13
The Piecemakers will meet the
second Thursday of the month
April 13. The business meeting
and program will start at. 7:00
p.m., ET, and will be at St. James'
Episcopal Church, ,800 22nd
Street. The program will be -on
making a Job's tears quilt, pre-
sented by. Vern Gwaltney from
Panama City. Light refres~inents
will be served and guests are very
welcome. '
Sit'N Stitch will be April 28, at
7:00 p.m., ET, at the Episcopal
Church.

St. Joe Bay
Chapter DAR
The..St. Joseph Bay Chapter
of the Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet at the Senior
Citizens and Community Center,
located at 120 Library Drive in
Port St Joe, on April 19..
The program will be the DAR
Good Citizen Contest winners
from various local schools.
The Daughters' of the
American Revolution is an organi-
zation of women directly
descended from persons who
aided in the achievement of inde-
pendence. Its purposes are histor-
ical, educational, and patriotic.
The society was founded in 1890
in,Washington. D.C. Its national
headquarters are at 1776 D Street
N.W., Washington, D.C.
Any woman is eligible for
membership in the National
Society of the Daughters of the
American Revolution who is at
least 18 years of age and who is
descended from a man or woman
who, with unfailing loyalty served
as a recognized patriot in the
cause for American Indepen-,
dence


Zealand. a maroon uuior witn atscoop Sr ia
qri Caff11 line. BeHeld This Frida


S ariy parcnto are ;- ;cny
Coon of Stone Mountain, Georgia
and Bill Berry of Atlanta, Georgia.
Her maternal grandfather, Nolan
Green, escorted the bride down
the aisle.
Carly's gown was of cream
colored satin, with spaghetti
straps, and a chapel train.' The
veil was of the same color but
trimmed in maroon to .match her
maid of honor's dress.
Tracy Berry, sister of the
bride served as maid of honor and
wore a long dress made.of satin in


Flower girls were' Jazmyn
Berry and Loren Hutton. Avery
Hutton served as ring bearer. The
little girls were darling in match-
ing dresses, the same color as the
bride's and the ring bearer wore a
black suit with white shirt.
Ushers were Teddy Lanares
and Ken Kendrick. Minister was
Reverend Bill Carroll.
After a trip to Helen, Georgia,
the couple are making their home
in Decatur, Georgia. Kevin is a
history major at Georgia State


Carly Anne Berry and Kevin Richard Wood


The Easter Pageant spon-
sored by the Gulf County Senior
Citizens and Port St. Joe
Elementary School will be held
April 14th at 6:00 a.m., ET, at the
Port St. Joe' Elementary School'
auditorium. Admission will be $3'
for adults and. $1 for children
under age 12. Refreshments will
be sold during the pageant.
Proceeds will be ,used to provide
services to the elderly.

Spring Swing
Dinner Dance
Gulf. Coast, Community
College will present its annual
Spring Swing Dinner Dance, fea-
turing the Singing & Swinging
Commodores, on April 15 at 7:30
p.m. at the Student Union East
Conference Center on campus.
Music from the thirties and
forties will be featured and the
menu will include Chinese bar-
beque chicken, roasted round of
beef and country baked ham.
Limited seating is available.
Tickets must be purchased in
advance and are S15 per person.
825 per couple, and may be
obtained at the Amelia G. Tapper
Center for the Arts, room 116, or
call 872-3886 for more Informa-
tion.

Area Resident Studies

In London This Spring
Jennifer Smallwood of Port St.
Joe is among 18 Samford
University students participating
in the school's Semester Abroard
in London program this spring.
She resides in and takes
courses at the Samford London
'Study Centre, located in the Royal
Bborough of Kensington and
Chelsea in the heart of London.
Coursework includes a class enti-
tied Modern Britain, in which
British lecturers .discuss various
aspects of British life and culture.
Smallwood, an accounting
major at Samford. is the daughter
of Clay and DeEtta Smallwood.
The students may take
advantage of London's many cul-
tural offerings, as well as weekend
trips to France and the English
countryside. The spring London
program began on January 23
and will end on May 3.


A Note of Thanks
Gulf Pines Hospital Physical
Therapy and Chiropractic would
like to take this opportunity to
extend our thanks to Commis-
sioner Tommy Knox and Gulf
County maintenance employees
for working to provide the wheel-
chair accessibility zone at our
facility. This has been a much
needed addition to our entrance
for some time.
Until this project was finished
recently, it was a common occur-
rence for our wheelchair and
walker dependent patients to be
seen "Bogging" through the mud
or sand attempting to approach
our wheelchair ramp or return to
their cars. Thanks to you, this will
no longer be a problem.
We feel confident in speaking
on behalf of our current and.
future patients when we say how
much we appreciate your work in
completing this project
David Whitfield,., MSPT;
Director of 'Rehab; Kimberly


Thomas, PT, Spike Stallings,
DC; Physical Therapy; and
Chiropractic Staff


Sincere Appreciation
We, the family of the late,
George. "BlackJack" Thomas,
would like to express our sincere
appreciation to everyone for their
love and kindness during the ill-
ness and, loss of our loved 'one;
The outpouring of calls, cards,
flowers, food, and prayers have
brought us much comfort, and is
greatly appreciated.
May God bless and keep each
of you.
From the Thomas, Butler, and
Buie Families




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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2000


Gulf County Teen Pregnancy


Preventio
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Month is right around the corner,
starting May 1. To kick off aware-
ness in our community a little
early, one tip from the "Ten Tips
for Parents To Help Their Children
Avoid Teen Pregnancy," will be
presented each week through the
month of June.
1These "Ten Tips" are being
presented from The National
Campaign to Prevent Teen
Pregnancy. The National
Campaign has reviewed recent
research about parental influ-
,einces on children's sexual behav-
1ior, and talked to many experts in
:the field, as well as to teens and
parents themselves. From these
*sources, it is clear that there is
much parents and adults can do
to reduce the risk of kids becom-
ing pregnant before they've grown
:up..
Presented over the next nine
*weeks will be lessons which will
:seem familiar because they artic-
;ulate what parents already know
from experience-like the impor-
-tance of maintaining strong, close
:relationships with children .and
'teens, .setting clear expectations,.
and communicating honestly and
*often with them about important
.matters. Research supports these
'common sense lessons; not only
are they good ideas generally, but
*they can also help teens delay
'becoming sexually active,, as well
as encourage those those who are hav-
ring sex to use contraception care-
fully.

This week is Tip # 2 Talk
with your children early and
often about sex, and be spe-
cific. Kids have lots of questions
:about sex, and they often say that
the source they'd most like to go
'to for answers is their parents.
":Start the conversation, and make
sure that it's honest, open, and
respectful. If you can't think of
'how to start the discussion, con-
sider using situations shown on
television or in movies as conver-
sation starters. Tell them candidly
and confidently what you think
and why you take these positions;
if you're not sure about some
issues, tell them that, too. Be sure
to have a two-way conversation,
not a one-way lecture. Ask them
what they think and what they
know so you can correct miscon-
ceptions. Ask .what, if anything,-
womes them.
Age-appropriate conversa-
tions about relationships and inti-
macy should begin early in a
child's life and continue through
adolescence. Resist the idea that
there should be just one conver-
sation about all this-you know,
"the talk." The truth is that par-
ents and kids should be talking
about sex and, love all along. This
applies to both sons and daugh-
ters and to both mothers and
fathers. All kids need a lot of com-
munication, guidance, and infor-
mation about these issues, even if
they sometimes don't appear to be
interested in what -you have to
say. And if you have regular con-
versations, you won't worry so
much about making a mistake or
saying something not quite right,
because you'll always 'be able to
talk again.
Many inexpensive books and
videos are available to help with
any detailed information you
might need. blt don't let your lack
of technical inform Lion make you
shy. Kids need as much help in
understanding the meaning of sex

Sea Oats & Dunes Garden
Club Plant Sale Saturday
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club will conduct a plant
sale on Saturday, April 15, at
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 County
Beaches Volunteer Fire Station
Community Room, St. Joe 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,
SPests and Disease Control." This
will be a very informative program
for all gardeners of this area.
Visitor are invited to attend.
SHostesses will be Mesdames Mary
Hendricks, Sally Malone, Louise
Kessel, and Marilyn Duncan.


Card of Thanks
We wish to thank all the many
friends for. their support through
the sickness and death of our
loved one. Dr. Ivers and the staff
of Gulf Pines Hospital, The MICU
staff of Bay Medical Center,
Reverend Dave Fernandez and the
members of Oak Grove Assembly
of God, Reverend Tim Bailey of the
Highland View Church of God, the
U.S. Air Force, and VFW Post
10069.
God bless you all.
The Family of Jeff Dykes


n Tip For
as they do in understanding how
all the body parts work. Tell them
about love and sex, and what the
difference is. And remember to
talk about the reasons that kids
find sex interesting and enticing;
discussing only the "downside" of
unplanned pregnancy and disease
misses many of the issues on
teenagers' minds.
Here are the kinds of questions
kids say they want to discuss:
* How do I know if I'm in love?
Will sex bring me closer to my
girlfriend/boyfriend?
How will I know when I'm ready
to have sex? Should I wait until
marriage?
Will having sex make me popu-
lar? Will it make me more
grown-up and open up more
adult activities to me?
How do I tell my boyfriend that
I don't want to have sex with-
out losing him or hurting his
feelings?
How do I manage pressure
from my girlfriend to have sex?
How does contraception work?
Are some methods better than
others? Are they safe?
Can you get pregnant the first
time?
In addition to being an "ask-
able parent," be a parent with a
point of view. Tell your children
what you think. Don't be reluc-
tant to say, for example:
I think kids in high school are
too young to have sex, espe-
cially given today's risk.
Whenever you do -have sex,


The Week


Lots of hungry folks supported the lasagna supper fundraiser.


LasagnaBenefit

Raises Thousands


The lasagna dinner held at
The Fish House to raise money.for
the Fourth of July celebration was
a huge success! Feeding over 350
people,, it raised $2,300 for the
benefit. A special word of thanks
to the following for their dona-
tions, Gulf Foods, Phillips Meat,
Sysco, Daffin, Sunday Dinner,
Thompson Produce, Flower's
Baking Company. and The Fish
House, making this event 100%
profit.
The many, people that.
attended had a great time and,
were provided fun entertainment
by Captain Jim. Sherry & Jim.
Thanks to the band also.


The night concluded with a:
50/50 drawing for S268. Luckily,
Charlie Delorme won the pot and
was gracious enough to donate
her -share back to the fireworks
benefit.
Special applause and kudos
go to all who donated their time
and energy to work this event ;
from the dishwashers. cooks, pre-
cooks,. servers, bussers. and
'cashiers. It was team effort that L
proved once again that greatness
comes from teamwork.
Great job everyone! Thanks to
all who supported the event.


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always use protection against'
pregnancy and sexually trans-
mitted diseases until you are
ready to have a child.
* Our family's religion says that
sex should be an expression of
love within marriage.
* Finding yourself in a sexually
charged situation is not usual;
you need to think about how
you'll handle it in advance.
Have a plan. Will you say "no"?
Will you use contraception?T
How will you negotiate all this?,
* It's okay to think about sex and
to feel sexual desire. Everybody
does! But it's not okay to get
pregnant/get somebody preg-
nant as a teenager.
*One of the many reasons I'mi
concerned about teens drink-
ing is that it often leads to
unprotected sex.
* (For boys) Having a baby does-
n't make you a man. Being able
to wait and acting responsibly
does.
* (For girls) you don't have to
have sex to keep a boyfriend if
sex is the price of a close rela-
tionship, find someone else.
By the way. research clearly
shows that talking with your chil-
dren about sex does not encour-
age them to become sexually
active. And remember, too, that
your own behavior should match
your words. The "do as I say, not
as I do" approach is bound to lose
with children and teenagers, who
are, .careful and constant
observers of the adults in their
lives.


6:00 p.m. Thiswill include recog-
nition of those who have worked
to make this event a realty. A sur-
vivor's reception, complete with
finger food, will round out this
phase of the opening exercises.
The highlight of the evening
will begin at 8:00 p.m. with the
luminary ceremony and the sur-
vivor's walk. At this time those
who have survived the disease, as
well as those who have suc-
cumbed, will be honored.
The mood will change follow-
ing these solemn activities. The
rest of the night will be filled with


light and humorous activities:
music and dancing .from the
decades of the last century to
include jitterbugging, line danc-
ing, clogging, and sexy legs con-
test, an Easter egg hunt; a bad
hair day contest, and much,
much, more.
Bring your lawn chair or your
stadium seat for the bleachers. Or
better yet, bring your tent or
camper and spend the night. But
most of all-please come for what-
ever time you can stay. Join in
Gulf County's fight against can-
cer.


The American Cancer Society
24-hour fund-raiser Relay for Life
kicks off this Friday morning,
April 14, at 8:00 a.m., CT. The
Wewahitchka High School track
will be the setting for this event.
Team members will begin walking
the track at that time and will
continue through the day and
night until 8:00 a.m. Saturday. A
variety of foods and novelty items
will be on sale throughout the
event with all profits going to the
Gulf. County unit of the ACS.
Information on the disease will be
aVailable from the ACS Smart
Cart or from medical personnel
who.will be in attendance.
Beginning at 5:00 p.m.,
Friday, local talent will perform
inspirational music. The formal
opening ceremony is slated for

Capital Area
Community Action
Agency, Inc. Funds
The Capital Area Community
Action Agency. Inc., funds have
been available for energy assis-
tance since April 1.
To qualify, you need to fill out
an application, provide proof of
income (three consecutive state-
merits), and provide electric or gas
bill to be paid.
To apply in Franklin Cbunty.
you mav go to Capital Area
Community'Action Agency, Inc,
located at 33 Market Street in
Apalachicola from 8:30 a.m. to
2:00 p.m Monday and Wednes-
day,. .
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apply at Gulf County Children
and Family Services ,building
- located on -Highway 98 and
Second Street from 9:00 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m.: Tuesday and
Thursday.
For more, information please
contact the C.A.P. office at (850)
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Retirement Party!

There will be a party for retired Dallas Fireman,
Sammy Sline,
at 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 19th, at Gracie's
Lounge. All friends, foes, and retired firemen
arejinvited. Come join in the fun. There
will be entertainment and plenty of food!


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annual- sales in the county.
According to Peters' proposal,
these dollars would go toward
expenditures to purchase emer-
gency equipment for the area fire
departments.
During the discussion, it
became obvious it would take
some further talk and research
before the board could unify on a
plan.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
.stated he thinks it's a good idea
S as long as the funds offset ad val-
orem taxes.
Chairman Traylor stated he
would call for a workshop on the
question as he pointed out that
fire departments were in dire need
of money to purchase up-to-date
equipment.
Commissioner John Stanley
questioned including all of the
county's emergency vehicles (fire
department, sheriffs department,
and ambulances) in the proposal,
rather than just fire departments.
Opportunity Florida
Opportunity Florida may be
the new buzz word for economic
development in this area. pr -
Representatives for the pro-
gram gave a presentation to: the,
county board prior to its regular':
meeting Tuesday. Jerry Clark, of
West Florida Electric Cooperative,
explained that the program's con-
cept was to market, promote, and
provide economic development
assistance to the eight county
S region recently designated areas
of critical economic concern.
He pointed out that the state
was providing $100,000 in seed
money to help start the program,
but support from private busi-
Snesses is expected to account for
the majority of funds used.
S- : The 15-member board will be
composed of businessmen from
the eight counties with each of the
counties appointing one person to
the board. The remainder of the
members will be selected from
economic development represen-
t fatives. utility members, legisla-
. '" tive representatives, St. Joe
Corporation. and Workforce
Development Board. Two addi-
tional members will also be select-
S ed by the general membership.
No county can have more
than three representatives on the
board, Clark explained, so that no
.-.. one area can control the direction
of the board.
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Members of the board did
issue concerns about how Gulf
County fits into the mix, seeking
assurance that all counties would-
be equal in representation. The
board agreed to further consider
membership lIe Opportunity
Florida group.
I-10 Connector
One of the items of discussion
during the Opportunity Florida
discussion was the "I-10
Connector."
This road project has been
discussed for a few years and
would run a .connecting corridor
from Dothan to Interstate 10 ahd
extend southward to Panama
City. Two other connecting spurs
are also on the drawing board-
one of which would connect east-
ward toward Gulf County.
The other would spur out to
the west side of Panama City, pro-
viding a hurricane evacuation .
route for residents across the
Hathaway Bridge.
Touson Roberts, of Opportu-
nity Florida. said money was bud-
geted to do the planning for the
roadway and plans are to try to
get federal funds appropriated in
2003.
In Other Business
Received a list of roads from
Marilyn Blackwell which have
been dosed that she said should
be county roads. After discussion,
the board agreed that Commis-
sioner John Stanley could
approach the St. Joe Company
about the possibility of reopening
the old "CC roads for public
access.
Board attorney Tim
McFarland has advised the board
that because the public was -
allowed to use the roads in years
past, does not make them county
roads. Property owners do have
the right to close roads located on
their property.
*After holding two public
hearings, the board approved two
resolutions establishing mini-
mum wake zones along Howard
Creek and a 600. yard stretch
along the Gulf County Canal from
Raffield Fisheries to Wood's
Fisheries.
*Heard a request from Maxine
Gant for the board to support a.
North Port St. Joe Youth Initiative
Program. After discussion the
board agreed to review the
request.


Volunteer Week Celeb


.


*Agreed to go out for emer-
gency bids for installation of cable
within the new county adminis-
trative building. Bids will be
opened Monday, April 24th at
5:00 p.m.
*Gulf County Health Depart-
Sment Director Doug Kent
expressed concern that funds to
complete the new health depart-
ment building were not included
in current legislative action. Both
Senator Pat Thomas and
Representative Bev Kilmer are
working on trying to have the pro-
ject funded.
Chairman Traylor suggested
the board also write members of
the committee overseeing those
funds to explain Gulfs needs.
*Agreed to close the
courthouse on "Good Friday"
allowing employees to use com-
pensatory time or vacation time to
take the day off.


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musilc ceremony and Loyalty Day cele-
The John C. Gainous bration. There will be light
VF#10069 .Post Commander,, refreshments following the cere-
Carlos< Wight, The Ladies mony provided by the Ladies
Auxilary President, Marcia Auxiliary.
Wright, and the Community
Services Chairman, Ginny


April 9th through April 15th
is set aside this year for "National
Volunteer Week" sponsored by
"The Points of Light Foundation."
The John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 will be honoring volun-
teers and celebrating Loyalty Day
(May 1st) on Saturday, April 29,
at 12:00 noon, ET, at their post
home in Highland View,
Volunteers being honored this
year by the local VFW are Peggy
Kunkle, Annette Caufleld, Roger
and Mary Remington, Ron and
Carolyn Groleau, Elmer Green
and Jack Hanson. They will also
be honoring Mexico Beach for all
its assistance with the VFW activ-
ities.
Bo Williams, the local VA
Service Officer, will be giving a
short speech for loyalty day and
the NJROTC of Port St. Joe High
School will be providing a color
guard for the ceremonies.
The social problems of com-
munities are nationwide but most
Americans never truly consider
what they could do to make life for
an at-risk-teen, a neglected child,
and Illiterate adult, or a lonely
senior citizen a little better.
That is why the nation cele-
brates The Points of Light
Foundation sponsored National
Volunteer Week to honor the 93
million people who volunteer their
time to make someone else's life a
little better. Volunteers represent


through out the year; asked the
"' elementary school children to fur-
nish hand made valentines that
were in turn taken to the VA
Hospital in, Lake city; provided
. flags for schools and a fire station;
had booth at the Marina for the
Oyster Festival; provided the ser-
vices at the Courthouse on
Veterans Day; and the city hall on
Memorial Day; provided and put
out flags at the local cemeteries
on Memorial Day; sponsored a St.
Joe girl's softball team; donated to
the high school ROTC and'band
uniforms; donated to the high
'school golf team; and held their
annual Veterans Day celebration
free to the community with food,
hope for our communities. Their
phenomenal efforts help to ensure
a brighter future for our nation.
John Smart, Commander-in
Chief of the 1.9 million members
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of
the U.S. urges all Americans to
join the volunteer rank. Members
of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary
annually volunteer millions of
hours towards community service
projects.
Locally, members of VFW Post -
#10069 and the Ladies Auxiliary
have completed the following pro-
jects in the community this past
year: Voice of Democracy annual
scholarship; scholarship donation
for the NJROTC; Christmas food
baskets for 26 needy families: ,
Toys for Tots at Christmas: high-
way clean-up; decorated three
Christmas trees at Sunbridge
Care and Rehabilitation for Bay
St. Joseph; as well as providing
punch, cookies, ice cream, lotion,
and cards at all the holidays

Wewa Commodity
Recertification
,-% Certification (only) for
Wewahitchka commodity recipi-
ents will take place on Wednes-
day, April 19. from 12:30 to 3:30
Sp.m., CDT. at the old courthouse.
Those in Wewahitchka whose
cards have expired should bring
the necessary papers on that day
to recertify.
The commodity office at the
Gulf County Courthouse In Port
St. Joe is open Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 8:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to
S5:00 p.m., EDT, for certification.
Please note that the next com-
modity distribution will be in May.
For further information feel free to
"call 229-9114, '69-5068, or 639-
S5069.
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STOPPEDD POSSESSION
Michael B. Allen, 18, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested April 4th at
4:27 p.m. by Port St. Joe Police
Department Officers Russell
Burch and James Stephens for
possession of a controlled sub-
stance (two counts) and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
Burch observed a vehicle as it
ran a stop sign, and initiated a
traffic stop, during which it was
learned that Allen was in posses-
sion of Zig-Z2g rolling papers,
cannabis. anc pills identified as
Sonata prescriptionn drug).
,:CANNABIS LEADS TO JAILING
Jennifer A. Allard, 23, of
Panama City, was arrested on
Api-il 4th at 4:36 p.m. by Officers
Butch and Stephens for posses-
sion of cannabis (less than 20
grams). Burch observed Allard's
vehicle run a stop sign, initiated a
traffic stop, and investigation
revealed the possession.
CHECKS WORTH SOME JAIL TIME
0 Cindy T. Kirby, 35, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested April 5th at
9:00 a.m. by Officer Stephens on
an active warrant for passing
worthless checks in Bay County.
Kirby was taken into custody and
held for the Bay County Sheriffs
Office.
ROUND UP A "No SHow"
Theresa Nicole Whitfield, 21,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested April
5th at 3:00 p.m. by Officers
James Norris and Ross Yowell on
an active warrant from Bay
County for failure to appear to
answer to the charge of petit theft.
Whitfield was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to be held for the
Bay County Sheriffs Office. '
PICKED UP FOR BAY Co. COURT
Kevin L. Lamb, 20, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested April 6th at
7:30 p.m. by Officer Yowell on an
active warrant for violation of pro-
bation: (re: driving while license
suspended 'or revoked, July 14,
1999). He failed to pay the cost-of
supervision for July to December
1999, to pay fines (S215), and to
make himself available for service
of preliminary hearing papers.
NOT LICENSED NOR SOBER To DRIVE
Terry L. Davis, 35, of" Port St.
Joe, was arrested April 8th at
3:18 a.m. by Officer Chris, Teeter
who observed his vehicle being
operated in an erraUic manner
and initiated a traffic stop.
; Upon further investigation. it
learned that Davis' license was
H) suspended and that he was under
the influence of an alcoholic bev-
erage. He was charged with the
two offenses after he submitted to
a legal test to determine the alco-
hol content of his breath (.282
and .277 readings).
SHINING LIGHT ON AN INFRACTION
William A. Grimsley. 20, of
Abbyville, Alabama, was arrested
April 10 at 10:55 p.m. by Officer
Burch for driving with suspended.
or revoked driver's license. Burch
observed the vehicle he was dri-
ving had a headlight out and. a
broken windshield and initiated a
traffic stop. A query on informa-
tion Grimsley provided revealed
that his license was. suspended.
IDENTITY CRISIS
Arline Reynolds, 26, of
Brundidge, Alabama, was arrest-
ed April 10th at 10:55 p.m. by'
Officer Burch. Reynolds was a
passenger in Grimsley's (see
above) vehicle and was in posses-
sion of an open' container of an
alcoholic beverage.
While Burch, was addressing
the issue of the "open container,
Reynolds gave him a false name,
date of birth, and social security
number. Burch's investigation
revealed that she had given false
information as to her true identi-


YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!
On March 29th, between mid-
night and 7 a.m, someone entered
Driesbach Cleaners, located at
180 Avenue C in Port St. Joe.
During the illegal entry, two coin
boxes were removed from two
washing machines. Two other
washing machines were damaged
as a result of attempting to
remove their coin boxes.
Anyone with information
regarding the break-in is asked to
contact Officer Burch at the PSJ,
Police Department (229-8265 or
227-1414).
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!
Sometime between midnight
April 1st and 9 a.m. April 2nd,
someone stole a red, single axle
utility trailer belonging to George
Kilbourn that was located at 802
Eighth Street.
Anyone with information
regarding the theft of this trailer
is asked to please contact
Sergeant Butch Arendt at the
PSJPD.


(Sheriff's Beat)

TALK ABOUT PUSHY CUSTOMERS ...
April 4th, Gulf County
Sheriffs Office Deputy Shawn
Butler responded to' a reported
disturbance at a beach conve-
nience store. Upon arrival, Butler
met the victim who stated that
her husband had pushed her
around in the store. As a result,
Billy Reynolds, 32, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested on battery charges
and taken to the Gulf County Jail.
ONE REMOVED FROM ARGUMENT
On April 6th, Deputy Bobby
Plair responded to a disturbance
in the Wewahitchka area regard-
ing two people who were having a
disagreement regarding some
property. While talking with them,
Plair learned that one, Romona
Stewart (26, Wewahitchka), had
'two warrants for failure to appear
on worthless checks. She was
arrested, jailed, and later posted
bond and was released.
ONE FLUSH JUST AIN'T ENOUGH
On April 6th, Deputies Tim
Hightower, Chris Dixon, and
Ricky Tolbert served a search
warrant on the residence of Jerry
Gray (36) in Wewahitchka.
As they entered Gray's yard,
he ran into the trailer; as deputies
entered the home, he was exiting
the bathroom. A quick search
revealed several bags of'cocaine
and marijuana floating in the toi-
let. Additional marijuana and
cocaine were found during the
search. Gray was arrested and
charged with the drug posses-
sions and tampering with evi-
dence.
"POT"TED HOME GARDEN
On April 7th, Deputy James
Jensen -and Investigator Rita
Piercy went to the Wewahitchka
home of Tony (23) and Melissa
Sims (21) as part of a follow-up
investigation in another case.
They found that the Sims couple
had several marijuana plants
growing in their house. They also
discovered a quantity of marijua-
na in the home.
Both were arrested and
charged with possession of mari-
juana, cultivation of marijuana,
arid possession of paraphernalia.
COUNTY LINE BUST
On April 8th, Deputy Richard
Burkett was called to assist a
Mexico Beach officer on a traffic
stop just inside the Gulf County
line. The MBPD officer stopped
Billy Killian for speeding, but he
and Deputy Burkett also found
marijuana in the car. Killian, 18,
of Americus, Georgia, was arrest-
ed for possession of marijuana.
RUBY DIDN'T PASS HIM BY


While off duty on April 7th,.'
Deputy Chris Buchanan observed
a car passing in the "no passing"
area on Dixie Bell Curve. He was
able to make contact with Deputy
Paul Beasley who stopped the
vehicle driven by Leonard Beard,
32, of Port St. Joe.
Deputy Butler and K-9
"Ruby" also responded to the traf-
fic stop, walked about the vehicle,
and she alerted to the presence of
illegal drugs. Beard was arrested
after a search revealed a quantity
of marijuana in his pocket.
SEARCH NETS MULTIPLE ARRESTS
Members of the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office and the Port St.
Joe Police Department, served a
search warrant on a home in the
200 block of Avenue B on April
7th.
As a result of that warrant,
Katie Davis, 47, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested on charges of pos-
session ,of cocaine, violation of
probation for the sale of cocaine, I
possession of drug paraphernalia,
and failure to appear on unlawful
accumulations.
Larry Jackson, 48, also of
Port St. Joe, was arrested on
charges of failure to appear (re:
domestic battery), and Bernard
Wilson, 42, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for failure to pay child
support.
EASY TRAFFIC STOP
On April 4th, Deputy Larry,
Hightower received information
that a small car was-driving north


on the Overstreet road in a reck-
less manner. The deputy located
the car near Spruce Avenue
where it had run off the road.
He made contact with the dri-
ver, later identified as Regina
Heckenlively (29, Mexico Beach),
determined that she was
impaired, and arrested her for dri-
ving under the influence. She was
also charged with no valid driver's
license.
HURRIED To THE JAIL CELL
On April 8th, Deputy Larry
Hightower stopped a vehicle dri-
ven by Donald Strickland, 40, of
Port St. Joe, for unlawful speed.
While speaking with the driver
about his speeding violation, the
deputy noticed an odor of alcohol
about him.
Hightower asked Strickland
to perform several, field sobriety
assessments, and as a result,
concluded that he was driving
under the influence; then placed
him under arrest and transported
him to the Gulf County Jail.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...
Wednesday, April 5th-
Lataska Harris, .18, B/M, of Port
St. Joe, failure to appear (re: vio-
lation of driver's license restric-
tions).; Marci Rowan, .20, W/F,
failure to pay fine (re: petit theft);
David Forehand, 24, W/M, of Port
St. Joe, two counts of worthless
checks; Vivian Walker, 41, B/F, of
Port St. Joe, worthless checks.-
David Pickron, 39,. W/M, of
Port St. Joe, fail to complete DUI
school; Casey Medley, 22, W/M,
of White City, failure to pay fine
(driving while license suspended


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engines by means of platinum
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Since unburnt fuel leaving an
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2000


Gulf County Juvenile

Justice Council to Meet


The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting on
Thursday, April 20, at 4:00 p.m.,
ET, at the Gulf County Library,
located on Highway 71 in Port St.
Joe. Membership is open to the
public. Anyone is welcome, and is
encouraged to attend. For further
details and information, please
contact Don Washabaugh at (850)
227-7340.
Important
At the conclusion of the meet-
ing, they will be participating in
part of Gulf County's Safe and
Drug Free Schools. professional
needs assessment, regarding alco-
hol, tobacco, drugs, and violence.
Using these categories, those in

or revoked); and Bradley Smith,
28, W/M, of Port St. Joe, violation
of probation (re: possession of
cocaine).
Thursday, April 6th--
Christopher Bass, 25, B/M, of
Apalachicola, failure to appear
(re: driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked); Arthur Addison,
42, B/M, of Port St. Joe, failure to
appear '(re: petit theft), and
Norman' Jones, 22, B/M, of
Wewahitchka, assault.
Sunday, April 9th-Ella
,Linsey,' 36, B/F, of Tallahassee,
possession of marijuana; and
Germaine Givens, 28, B/M, of
Port St. Joe, aggravated battery
and battery.


attendance will be asked such
questions as what they perceive to
be the major problems of youth,
what might be their underlying
causes, and how they think the
community and schools might
help solve these problems. The'
moderator will be 'as brief as pos-
sible.
On going need assessments
are important in order to have
data to -prove the need for funding
programs and program effective-
ness. Gulf County is always striv-
.ing to make its schools as safe as
possible in order to provide the
most fruitful environment for aca-
demic achievement.
Prior to the Juvenile Justice
.Council meeting, the Calhoun/
Gulf Domestic Violence Council
meets at 3:30. The public is also
encouraged to attend.


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Holiness Church, located at 315
Martin Luther King Boulevard in
Port St. Joe, will have a week of
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through Friday, April 24 through
April 28. The services will begin at
7:30. p.m. nightly -and climax on
Sunday, April 30th with the 11:30
a.m. service. The public is invited
to attend.


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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2000




Rachel Fighting For Life


Rachel Skye Hartley is held by
grandmother Judy Harney,
with great-grandmother Nellie
Andrews standing in rear.


Stanley--rom Page A

Central Panhandle Chapter of the
American Red Cross, president of
the St. Joseph" Bay Humane
Society, member of the American
Society for Trainers, and other
civic organizations.,
He is a nationally Certified
Community Transportation Man-
ager, and,. most importantly he
feels, is the first Gulf County com-
missioner to become school certi-
fied through the Florida
Association of Counties.
Stanley and his wife, Barbara
Ann, have been married 25 years.
They have two sons and three
grandchildren.
Stanley feels that his educa-
tional background, managerial
experience, fiscal accountability,
and proven leadership qualifies
him to serve as your public
trustee-the Clerk of the Circuit
Court.
In closing, he sincerely appre-
ciates all who supported his 1996
commissioner race, and hopes
that you will again support his
county-wide campaign for clerk.
He promises to serve all of
Gulf County with honor, integrity,
and dignity. That was his cam-
paign platform four years ago.
When elected, Stanley states he
will continue to work for you with
pride and distinction' as your
Clerk of Court.


Belin-"-7rom Page 1A

staff and finances. In addition,
she has been responsible for the
writing and budgeting of a variety
of grants and programs.


Pulic Notices

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-19
The Gulf County Board of County Commlsioner .
will receive bids from any person, companyy or cor.
portion interested in providing the following
goods/service:
Installation of Cable Structure -
Courthouse Port St. Joe
Bid pnce to include dehliery. 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 / (8501 229-6174 IFaxjil.
Please indicate on the envelope Lha' his is a
SEALED BiD and include the BID NUMBER
Bida wail be received unul Monday Apnril 17. 2000 at
'2 00 pm. ED T at the Oflice of the Clerk of Court.
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C: Uster, Clerk
Itc, April 13. 2000.-
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-20
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids irom any person company or corpo'
railon interested in providing the following
goods/service:
One (1) 2000 Ford XLT Chassis Type
I Ambulance, with an installed 35a
Ferno Stretcher
Bid price to include delivery, and the delivery date
must be specified. Liquidated damages of $25.00 per
-day will be assessed for each day goods remain
undelivered.
Additional information can be obtained from Gulf
County E.M.S. Director, Shane McGuffin. at 1000
Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Blvd Port St Joe. FL 32456
Phone (850) 229-8002 / Fax (850) 227-3862.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID and Include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Monday April 24. 2000 at
5:00 pm E.D.T.. at the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costln, Sr. Blvd.. Room 148.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/S/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk
2tc. April 13 and 20. 2000.

JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will accept applications for a Maintenance III
Laborer position (this is an entry level position
with starting pay at $8.00 per hour). All appli-
cants must have a valid Florida Drivers License.
Applications will be received at the Gulf County
Maintenance Department. 1000 Cecil G. Costin.
Sr. Blvd; Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-
6251. Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.,
EDT. All applications will be received until
Friday, April 21, 2000, 4:00 p.m., E.D.T.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.
/s/ Benny C Lister. Clerk
Billy E. Traylor
Chairman
2tc, April 13 and 20, 2000.


Eleven-month-old Rachel
Skye Hartley suffered extensive
burns over most of her body last
Thursday at her home in Howard
Creek. An electric skillet full of hot
oil was knocked off a table, when
the family's cat ran under it, and
the hot oil spilled over little
Rachel.
According to her grandmoth-
er, Judy Harney, Rachel's facial
area. and the area between her
right knee and foot were spared.
The rest of her body suffered first,
second and third degree burns.
Currently she is being treated
at the burn unit of Birmingham
University Hospital in Birming-
ham, Alabama. Her parents, Mike
arid Carol Hartley, are in Birming-
ham with her through this ordeal.
After having survived the first
week, Rachel's chances are
improving, but she faces a two
year recovery process.
When her condition improves,
she will be moved to the Shriner's
Burn Clinic in Galveston, Texas. A
fund to help with medical expens-


The State of Florida has hon-
ored Belin three times by bestow-
ing upon ,her the Stavros
Economic Education Award. Her
work has been recognized both'
regionally and throughout the
United States as evidenced by the
demand for her to share at a
number of conferences.
Currently, she is serving the
youth of Gulf County as the guid-
ance counselor at Port St. Joe
Elementary School and as a mem-
ber of the Board of Trustees for
the Gulf County Scholarship
Program.
In addition to her many years
working with Gulf County, youth,
Belin has had the opportunity to
work with other segments of pub-
lic., Her ongoing service with the,
Gulf County Senior Citizens, as a
member of their board of
Directors, gives her the
opportunity to see. their needs
first-hand.
Likewise, she feels that her
volunteer work as a charter mem-
ber of the Junior Service League
enables her to serve and get to
know other populations through-,
out, the community.
The challenge of owning a
small business in Gulf County-
has been met successfully by
`Belin for over'20 years. As a result.
of, her! leadership, -the "Cindy's,
Darlin Dolls" have performed' and
entertained across the.county and
beyond.
Belin believes that her people,
skills, management ability, diver-
sity, flexibility, experience. and
dedication are her greatest assets.
Her diverse perspective enables
her to see the needs of all Gulf
countlans.
She says, "I hope to work
closely with our schools in an
effort to educate our children and
young voters concerning the priv-
ilege and process of voting, and I
want to make It e.'en easier for
our senior citizens to exercise
their right to vote."
She wishes to embrace the
challenges of the office of
Supervisor of Elections, and says
that, "If elected, it would be an
honor to serve the citizens of Gulf
County and to continue to uphold
the integrity of their voting privi-
lege."


es and living expenses for the
family has been set up at Tyndall
Federal Credit Union. Anyone
wishing to make donations may
do so to the Rachel Skye Hartley
fund.
Financial needs for the family
are great. Mr. Harney has been
unemployed for some time, and'
had just begun work a month ago
with local contractor, Wild
Billders. The couple is expecting
another child in two months. They
are coping with financial obliga-.
tions because of being unem-
ployed, medical bills, and the cost
of staying away from home in
Birmingham.



Cannon,-from Page 1A
the years.
He feels his effectiveness in
his spoken and written communi-
cation skills have given him a,
good rapport with the community
of Gulf County. He feels that he is
a team builder, motivator, and
producer with a keen eye for oper-
ational deficiency, and has the
ability to respond with creative
and effective solutions.,
Cannon is a graduate of Port
St. Joe High School and Gulf
Coast Community College, and
has attended Dale Carnegie
courses and numerous banking
seminars. He spent eight years in
the Army National Guard.
Professionally, the candidate
was employed by Florida National
Bank in Port St. Joe for 32 years,,
18 of which he acted at president
and chairman of the board. As
president he states he was
responsible for the transition of
Florida National Bank from a
stateto a national bank.
Cannpn retired from the bank-
in 1990, but continued to serve as
CEO for one year during the
merger with First Union Bank.
His 32 years of banking expe-'
rience included administrative,_
supervisory, and policy making
duties' in finances, budget mak-
ing, financial counseling, and,
public relations.
The candidate was also
employed from 1991 to 1997 with
St. Joseph Telecommunications
in the administration department.
Cannon was a charter mem-
ber and treasurer of the Port St.
Joe Jaycees, as well as past pres-
idenit' of Port St. Joe's', Littl
.League, P.T.A., Kiwanis Club, arid;
Rotary Club (also Rotary secretary
and treasurer). He is a past direc-.
tor of the G.C. Boy Scouts. Big
Bend Girl Scouts of G.C., PSJ
Chamber of Commerce, Florida'
Banker's Association, and G.C.
Senior Citizens Association (also
GCSCA treasurer).
"Gulf County has gone.
through many changes, but I feel
team effort of each of us citizens
will, and can 'make a difference.!
This is my home and I am proud
of my neighbors of Gulf County.'
and I promise to give my very
best. I would appreciate your con-,
sideration to consider me for this
office.," concluded Cannon.


Malone--fom Page 1A
The following is a partial
summary of the numerous:
community services she has par-
ticipated in: organized a girls',


From left to right are Susan Waters, chair of the Leon
Classroom Teachers Association and elementary school teacher
at Apalachee. Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts, State
Representative Janegale Boyd, and Diane Porter, president of
Leon Classroom Teachers Association.

1999 Friend of Education Award


State Representative Janegale
Boyd, D-Monticello, received the
"1999 Friend of Education" award'
presented by the Florida Teaching,
Profession and National Educa-
tion Association .(FTP-NEA). The
award is. given for outstanding
leadership and dedicated service
towards education in Florida
schools.
Leon. Classrooms Committee
Chair Susan Waters commented
that Boyd was selected because,
"We feel Representative Boyd has

softball team and organized the
Girl Scouts (served as leader,
trainer, camp director, cookie
chairman, neighborhood chair-
man, and took 150 Girl Scouts
from Gulf County camping every
summer for 15 years); and served
as a member,of the Board of Girl
Scout Council of the Apalachee
Bend.. Malone also served as den
mother for the Boy Scouts of0
America.
She stated she refurbished,
re-opened, and supervised the
operation of the St. Joe Teen Age
Center (STAC House), served, as
president of the 1Port St. Joe
Elementary and High School PTA.
The candidate served on Gulf
County's first Planning Commis-
sion for over eight years,,served
on a Park Planning Commission
to assist in obtaining the 40-acre,
Beacon Hill Park, volunteered as
superintendent, Sunday school
teacher, and chairman of the
Altar Society, and served as pres-
ident of the Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club.
Malone has attended Gulf
Coast Community College and
Florida State University taking
specialized courses of training,
related to each of the above listed
positions
1 She is currently the District II
Director of the Florida Federation
of Garden Clubs, Inc. serving-
eight surrounding counties.
Malone regularly attends the
Gulf County Commission meet-
ings in an effort to stay informed,
and believes that public aware-
ness makes for better govern-
ment. She proclaims that the best
interests of the people of Gulf
County will always be foremost in
-her decisions as county comrhis-
sioner.


an understanding of teachers and
all support personnel, and what
they go through on a daily basis.
We appreciate her strong pro-edu-
cation stance, evident by her vot-
ing record" in the House of
Representatives.
Upon receiving the award,
Representative Boyd said,
"Teachers and support staff are
the unsung heros in our commhu-
nity. They work with the most pre-
cious resources for Florida's
future-our children."


FEMA--from Page lA

and will work with the county on
the proposed flood map changes. ,
to the two peninsulas.
This will include on site stud-
ies to re-evaluate the flood hazard


probability to the impacted areas,
As has been published in The
Star, the real issue revolves
around the CBRA designation
which precludes property owners
at the Cape from buying govern-
ment-backed low cost flood insur-
ance. The new risk factor under
FEMA's proposal would force.
property owners to purchase flood
insurance from private compa-
nies, at a much higher risk, which
could- directly impact property
values and development.
The CBRA designation is
another important issue to the"
Gulf County Coastal Development
Association (GCCDA). While in
Atlanta for the FEMA meeting,
representatives of the Federal
Fish and Wildlife (FFW) gave a:
presentation to the group on
CBRA. The FFW also indicated a'
willingness to work with Gulf
County to address the matter at a
future date.
Commissioner Warren Yeager,
Gulf County Chief Administrator
Don Butler. Ron Morrow (GCCDA
president), and Sue Marley
(GCCDA vice president), along
with Coastal Teb-Engineer Mike
Dombrowski, attended represent-
ing Gulf County.
Jim Norton, Congressman
Allen Boyd's assistant, and his
Washington administrative assis-
tant were also present as media-
tors over the meeting. ICongress-
man Boyd's legislation 'advising
FEMA to come back to Gulf
County and re-address the flood
map changes were parts of the
driving force helping to bring -the
issue to a head for Gulf County.
The flood map issue is .long
from over, but positive steps are
being made to' bring the sides
together for a fair settlement of
the issue. ,


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2000


Lady Sharks Are In First Place In District


PORT ST. JOE 13, HOLMES CO. 3
THURSDAY, APRIL 6TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
increased their 'winning streak to
five games with a 13-3 victory over
S Holmes County Thursday night.
The Lady Sharks jumped out to a
quick 8-1,lead, scoring four runs
in the top of the first inning, three
in the second and one in the third.
Port St. Joe scored one run in the
fifth and added four in the sixth to
put the mercy rule in effect.
Alisha Barber picked up her
second win of the year on the
mound for the Lady Sharks. Bar-
ber gave up one unearned run on
one hit and two ,walks in her two
and one-third innings. Julie Lan-
ford. gave up one earned run on
two hits, one walk and struck-out
one batter in her two and two-
thirds innings of relief. Bonnie
Belin walked one and 'struck-out
twojin her one inning of relief.
Belin led Port St. Joe's 10-hit
attack, going three for five with a
triple and five RBI. Alisha Barber
was two for two with an RBI, and
Julie Lanford went two for four
#* with an RBI. Candice Kennedy
and Neikole Royster each had a
single with two RBI, while Kristin
Abrams added a single for the
Lady Sharks (11-6).
."Our bats remain hot, and
winning is becoming contagious,"
said head coach Jim Belin.
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HCHS10 0 101 -3 3 2
PORT ST. JOE 3, LARUE Co., KY 2
FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH
'Port St. Joe improved to 12-6
overall on the season with Fri-
day's 3-2 victory over Larue Coun-
ty, KY in Wewahitchka. Larue
County scored its only two runs-in
the top of the first inning. The
Lady Sharks took the lead in the
bottom of the fifth inning when
they sent three runners across
the.plate.
Bonnie Belin (9-1) went the
distance on the mound for the
Lady Sharks to pick upher ninth
win of the season. Belin allowed
two earned runs on five hits, one
walk and struck-out four batters.
Neikole Royster, Kristin
Abranis and Jessica Sherrill each
had a single to lead Port St. Joe at
the plate. Royster singled in a
run, 'and Megan Johnson's bunt
knocked in a run for the Lady
Sharks'only RBI. .
"I feel we still are improving
and haven't peaked yet," said
S .coach Belin. "Defense is strong,
I.. the team is together, and the
pitching is improving--1 we. are
throwing strikes."
LCKY 2 00 000,0-2 5 3
PSJ 000 03 Ox-3 3 1


PORT ST. JOE 14, LIBERTY Co. 8
TUESDAY, APRIL 11TH
The Lady Sharks' remained
undefeated in District 3-2A play
with Tuesday evening's 14-8 vic-
tory over Liberty County in the
first game of a double header. Port
St. Joe (13-6, 5-0) bounced' back
from a 2-0 deficit to score three
runs in the bottom of the second
inning, and never lost their lead.
Bonnie Belin and Julie Lan-
ford combined their pitching
efforts on the mound for the Lady
Sharks. Belin allowed five earned

Fruit Tree Grafting

Workshop April 18th
The Gulf County Cooperative,
Extension Service and St. Joe
Garden Club will sponsor a fruit
tree grafting workshop on
Tuesday. April -18, at 6:30 p.m.',
ET, at the Garden Club meeting
center, located on Eighth Street in
Port St Joe. Dr. Tim Crocker, fruit
specialist with IFAS of the
University of Florida, will be the
instructor for the workshop.
Citrus and pecan will be the spec-
imens used for demonstrations in
the workshop.
For more information- contact
County Agent Roy Lee Carter at
639-3200 or Bunny Miler at 229-
8819.


runs on seven hits, four walks
and struck-out two Liberty Coun-
ty batters in her four innings.
Lanford gave up two earned runs
on five hits; two walks and struck-
out one batter in her three innings
on the mound.
Belin also led the Lady Sharks
at the plate, going three for four
with a double off the wall and two
RBI. Evette Gant was two for two
with three RBI; Kristin Abrams
had a single with two RBI; Neikole
Royster had a double to left cen-
ter; while Candice Kennedy and
Megan Johnson each added a sin-
gle for Port St. Joe. The win gave
the Lady Sharks their seventh
straight win.


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PSJ 03 1 2 53 x -14 9 2
PORT ST. JOE 20, LIBERTY Co. 10
TUESDAY, APRIL 11TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks


Freshman Jessica Sherrill,
went' three for five with two dou-
bles and five RBI, and Neikole
Royster was three'for five with a
double and an RBI to lead Port St.
Joe offensively. Evette Gant was


Coach Jim Belin gathers the Lady Sharks for a strategy session.


Bonnie Belin tosses a strike
for the Lady Sharks.


Senior Neikole Royster ropes
game.of the doubleheader.


jumped out'to a 10-2 lead after
two innings of play en route to a
20-10 District 3-2A victory over
Liberty County in the nightcap of
Tuesday's double-header. The
Lady Sharks scored five runs in
the bottom of the sixth inning to
put the mercy.rule in effect.
Alisha Barber and Julie Lan-
ford combined their .efforts to pick
up the win on the mound for Port
St. Joe. Barber gave ip five
earned runs on eight hits, three
walks and collected two strike-
outs in her four innings. Lanford
gave up one earned run on four
hits and one walk in her two
innings of relief.


Gators Improve to 10-2 in District


WEWAHITCHKA 6, LIBERTY Co. I
FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 11-10 overall on the
season with a 6-1 victory over Lib-
erty County in six innings. The
Gators scored two runs in the bot-
tom of the first inning,, and two
runs in the fourth and fifth
innings. '
"Mark 'Shuler, the pitcher,
from Liberty'-County-. was hit with,
a line drive in the face and suf-
fered severe facial injuries. Our
prayers go. out to this young
man," said head coach Grant


Grantham. "Both teams decided
to end the game after his injury."
Brandon Jones (1-0) made his
pitching debut after overcoming
early season back problems.
Jones struck-out 12 Bulldog bat-
ters and gave up one unearned
run on two hits and two walks in
his sLx innings on the mound for
Wewahitchka. .
Philip Hall was three for four
with a double to lead the Gators at
the plate. Josh Maulding was two
for three with a double, a triple
and two RBI. Brandon Jones hit a
two-run homer, while Wesley
Colvin and Justin Barnes each
added a single and an RBI for the
Gators.
LCHS000.010 1 23,
WHS 200 22 x. -6 8 2
WEWAHITCHKA 16, ALTHA 14
MONDAY, APRIL 10TH
Wewahitchka survived Mon-
day night's slug-fest with a 16-14
victory over Altha. The Gators led
14-3 going into the bottom of the
fifth inning, where Altha scored
..four runs to narrow Wewahitch-
ka's lead to 14-7, The Gators
bounced back in the top of the
sixth to score two runs. However,
Altha gave the Gators a late scare.
scoring seven runs in the bottom
of the sixth inning to pull within
two runs.
The Gators improved to 10-2
in District 2-A play and 12-10
overall, on the season with the
win. : ..
Bradley Shavers (4-4) gave up
seven earned runs on seven hits
and six walks to record the win on
the mound for the Gators.
Shavers struck-out nine batters
in his live and one-third innings


on the mound. Wesley Colvin gave
up two hits, one walk and struck-
out two batters in his one and
two-thirds innings of relief.
Blake Rish led the Gators 14-
hit attack, going three for four
with a double,.and three RBI.
Philip Hall was two for three with
an RBI. Chns White went two for
four iLh a tnple and .three RBI;
Justin Miller was txwo for four with
aidouble-and an RBI. and Wesley
Colrin -went two for four with two
RBI. J. C. Gates had a double with
two RBI, Brandon Jones had a
single and two RBI, and Justin
Barnes added a single for
Wewahitchka. ,
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WEWAHITCHKA 13, MALONE 0
THURSDAY, APRIL 6TH
Wewahitchka's Judith Hus-
band continued to dominate'
opponents, tossing a one-hit
shut-out to lead the Lady Gators
to a 13-0 victory over Malone
Thursday night. Judith (15-2)
struck-out 10 Malone batters and
walked one. in her seven innings
on the mound.
Wewahitchka scored one run
in the top of the second inning,
one in the third, two in the fourth
and fifth innings. three in the
sixth and four in the seventh. The
Lady Gators improve to 16-2 over-
all on the season.
Britney Grice was two for five
with a homer and four RBI. and
Christi Ward went two for five
with one RBI to lead Wewahitchka
at the plate.
"Our girls played a good ball
game," said head coach Charles
Fortner.
WHS 0O11 223 4-139 2
MHS 000 000 0-0 1 6
WEWAHITCHKA 8, LARUE Co., KY 3
FRIDAY, 'APRIL 7TH
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators increased its winning
streak to 12 games as they hand-
ed: Larue County, KY an 8-3 loss
in' Friday night's match-up. The
Lady Gators jumped out to a 6-0
lead, scoring four runs in the bot-
tom of the first inning and two in
the second. Wewahitchka added
tvo runs in' the fourth to put the
game out of reach.
Judith Husband (16-2) tossed
a complete game four-hitter to
pick up her 16th victory of the
season on the mound for the Lady
Gators. Husband struck-out 10
batters and gave up three
unearned runs.
Britney Grice led Wewahitch-
ka at the plate, going two for three
with a double and three RBI.
Kristin Jones added a triple and
an RBI for the Lady Gators (17-2).
S"Judith pitched a great game.
However, we made too many
errors and did not look good in the
field," said coach Fortner.
LCKY 001 002 0--3 4 1
WHS 420 200 x-8 7 5


lid Softball
WEWAHITCHKA 18, CHATTAHOOCHEE 0
TUESDAY, APRIL 11'TH
Wewahitchka pounded Chat-
tahoochee 18-0 in five innings in
Tuesday evenings match-up. The
Lady Gators scored three runs in
the top of the first and second
innings, and four runs in the
third, fourth and fifth innings.
Judith Husband and Tiffany
Laird combined to toss a one-hit
shut-out. Husband (17-2) gave
one hit and struck-out four bat-'
ters in four innings to pick up her
17th win of the season on the.
mound for the Lady Gators.

Krystal Hendricks was three
for three with three RBI to lead
the Lady Gators at the plate.
Judith Husband was two for ,
three; Kimberly McMillion was,
two for four with an RBI; and
Kristin Jones had a triple and
three RBI for Wewahitchka (18-2).
"We played another solid ball,
:game," said coach Fortner.
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two for three with three. RBI;
Angela McDowell had a double
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single and an RBI; 'and Megan
Johnson added a single for the
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"These were big wins for us,"
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CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
NOTICE OF SECOND PUBLIC HEARING
Th#~Clty -f Port St. Joe Is applying to the'Flonda Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Economic Development category for an
amount up to 8340.400 under the Small Cities Community Development,
Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each acuvity that is proposed, 51 percent
of the jobs created will be made available to low-to moderate-income (LMI)
persons. The activities. dollar and estimated percentage benefit to low-and
moderate-income persons for which the City is applying are for development
of water and sewer services for properties located at the Northwest intersec-
tion of U.S. Highway 98 and First Street in Port St. Joe:
Activity Budget LMI %
(Approximately) (Approximately)
Sewer Facilities $ 221,400 51+
Utility Relocation $ 40.000 51+
Water Facilities $ 2,500 .51+
Fire Hydrants $ 7,500 51+
Engineering $ 40,000 51+
Administration $ 25,000 N/A
Grant Preparation $ 4,000 N/A
TOTAL BUDGET $ 340,400 .
The City has an adopted anti-displacement and relocation plan; however, no
displacement of persons is anticipated at this time. If relocation assistance is
required as a result of the project, the City will provide assistance as Indi-
cated in the policy.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the appli-
cation will be held at the Port St. Joe Fire Station Meeting Room adjacent to
City Hall.located at 305 Cecil Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port. St. Joe, FL 32456, on
Tuesday, April 18, '2000 at 5:30 PM. A'draft copy of parts of the application
will be made available for review at that time. A final copy of the application
will be made available at Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil Costin,
Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Monday through Friday, between the hours
of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM beginning on Monday, April 24, 2000. The applica-
tion will be submitted to DCA on or around Monday, May 1, 2000, (or later if
necessary). To obtain additional information concerning the application and
public hearing, contact Pauline Pendarvis. City Clerk, at the Port St. Joe City
Hall located at 305 Cecil Costin. Sr. Blvd.. Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at (850)
229-8261
The public hearing is being conducted in handicapped accessible location.
Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or
the visually Impaired should contact Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk, at the
Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL
32456, at (850) 229-826 1, at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and
an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to
attend the public hearing should contact Pauline Pendarvis,. City Clerk, at
the Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. at (850) 229-8261, at least five calendar days prior to the meeting
and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication
Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (850) 674-4571. Any handicapped
person requiringr special accommodation at this meeting should contact
Pauline Penrdarvis, City Clerk, .at the Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305
Cecil Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at (850) 229-8261, at least five
calendar days prior to the meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following dis-
closures will be made to DCA with the application. The disclosures will be
made available by the City of Port St. Joe and DCA for public inspection upon
request. These disclosures will be available on and after the date'of submis-
sion of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum peri-
od of five years.
1. Other government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in
the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, sub-
sidy, credit, tax benefit,' or any other form of direct or Indirect benefit by
source and amount.
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or
consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or
development of the project or activity.
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecu-
niary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed
$50,000 or 10 percent of the grant request (whichever is lower).
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or oth-
ers listed in (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities,
the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of 'each
officer, director, principal, stockholder, or other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each
of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, HANDICAP ACCESS COMMUNITY.
1TC. APRIL 13. 2000.


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The Port St. Joe varsity boys
track team raised its season
record this past week to 73-13
with a victory over eight schools at
the Rutherford Invitational and a
sixth place finish at the Capital
City Classic. At Rutherford, the
Sharks scored 122 points, fol-
lowed by Rutherford with 117,:
Niceville .115, Mosley 70,a
Wewahitchka 37, Marianna 31,
Bay High 16 and Apalachicola 0.
The Capital City Classic saw
the Sharks score 68 points with
Lincoln leading the way with 89
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Jefferson County 27, Rutherford
25, North Florida Christian 19,
Madison County 15, Mosley 12,
Taylor County and Florida High
10, and Chiles with seven points.
Highlights of the week's
action was Travis Woullard being
selected the Outstanding Male
Field Events Athlete at the Capital
City Classic, Josh Todd tying his
school record with a vault of 13'6"
and Josh Watkins setting the mid-
dle school record of 24.7 m the
200. meters. Travis won both the
shot put and discus in both
meets, with his throw of 174'6"
setting a school record in the dis-
cus.
Recording personal bests dur-
ing the week were Travis
Woullard, Josh Todd, Kyron Bai-
ley, Dexter Gant, Seneca Cham-
bers, Reggie Quinn,. Jerome
Williams, John Watkins, Corey
Butler, Brad Ray, Aaron Richards,
Jake Owens, Aaron Watson and
Chris Hendricks.
"Two things stood out in our
meets this week. First, we contin-
ue to improve with 14 guys
recording personal bests, and sec-
ond. we got a chance to see Talla-
hassee MaClay and how good a
track team they are. Hopefully our
guys realize that they are not
unbeatable, but that we must
continue to improve both physi-
cally and mentally to make a
strong run at them," said coach
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Travis Jenkins Inks With Santa Fe CC


Travis Jenkins, a senior point
guard for the Port St. Joe Tiger
Sharks, signed a national letter, of
intent to play basketball for Santa
Fe Community College in Gaines-
ville, Tuesday morning at Port St.
Joe High School. Jenkins, son of
Johnny and Shirley Jenkins,
helped lead the Tiger Sharks to
the state championship game for
the fifth straight year this season.
Travis average 13 points per
game, four rebounds per game
and five assists per game this past
season.
Jenkins will playing for the
Saints this fall under head coach :
Monte Towe. Towe was the start-
ing' point guard earning All-
Atlantic Coast Conference honors
-on the University of North Caroli-
na State's 1974,national champi-
onship team, and, later was Norm
Sloan's assistant at NC State.
Towe spent two years in the NBA
with the Denver Nuggets.
As an assistant at the Univer-
sity of Florida. Towe helped guide
the Gators to three National Invi-
tatiqn Tournaments including the
NIT Final Four in 1985-86, a
Southeastern Conference Cham-
pionship in 1988-89, and three
National Collegiate Athletic Asso-
ciation Tournament appearances
from 1986-89. 3
Santa Fe Community College ,
is 120-37 over the past five years
and were Mid-Florida Conference
Champions in the 1996-97, 1997-
98, and 1999-2000 seasons. The
Saints were 20-13 this season,
Towe's first year as head coach
with Santa Fe, and defeated the
1998-99 State Champion Daytona
Beach in the Mid-Florida Confer-
ence Tournament Championship
to earn a berth the state tourna-
ment in Marianna.
"My goals are to go to Santa
Fe arid become a starter and help


Travis Jenkins, senior point guard at Port St. Joe High School, signs a letter of intent this week as
his parents, Johnny and Shirley Jenkins, and Coach Vernon Eppinette act as witnesses.


the Saints get back to the state,
tournament, and win it," said
Jenkins. "Coach Towe is a good.
coach, and with him playing the
same position that I play (point
guard) when he was at NC State
and with the Denver Nuggets- I.
think he can help me a lot. Santa
Fe has a very nice campus for a
Junior college and they have an
enrollment of 12,000 students."
"Travis is a very talented


young man and he comes out of a
great program there at Port St.
Joe." said head coach Monte
Towe. "Offensively, he can play at,
any of the perimeter positions,
but will probably play at the point
guard position for us. Defensively.
he like most every player that
comes out of that program. he can
lock you up. With his size and tal-
ent. he brings a lot to the table for
us here at Santa Fe. I feel he can


come in and provide good quality
minutes for us next season.
"I'm very happy to.get back
into Port St. Joe and recruit
another player out of a good solid
community. I recruited Desmond.
Baxter when I was at Chipola
Junior College. It is a real plus, for
us at Santa Fe to get a player out
of this community. Hopefullywe
can get Kedrick Larry too." added
Towe.


St. Joe Marina to Host First Spring


Fishing Tourney For Young
The St. Joe Marina is hosting both offshore and Inshore cate- cobia. Entry fee for offshore con-
its first of two fishing touna- gories. : testants is S150 per boat.
ments scheduled for this summer Offshore division Inshore division
on Saturday, April 15th. The first In the offshore division, prizes The inshore division will pay
annual Spring Fishing Tourna- will be awarded for the first three first, second, and third places for
ment will kick off with prizes in places of grouper, snapper, and redfish, trout, and Spanish mack-


Sharks Pick
PORT ST. JOE 5, APALACHuCLA S, Hamm a"
THURSDAY, APRIL 6TH added a sin
The Port St. Joe Sharks, "Our
improved to 4-2 in'"District 3-2A great. Flor
and 11-10 overall on the season rival game
with Thursday night's 5-3 victory, timely;" co
over Apalachicola. The Sharks FHS I I
trailed 3-2 heading into the bot-,
tom" half of the sixth inning, in; PSJ 2 0
which they sent three runners
across the plate for the win.
Steve Lowrey (3-0) tossed a
complete game six hitter to pick.
up the win on the mound for Port
St. Joe. Lowrey gave up three
earned runs, two walks and
struck-out three batters.
Six players each collected one
hit for the Sharks. Adam Hamm
had a double and an RBI; Matt
Caswell and Bryce Thomas each'
had a single and an RhI: Ryan
Stephens and Jacob. Tankersle .
each had a double: and Ashley'
Stephens added a single for the Coach
Sharks. infield du
AHS I 0 0 0 1 2 0-3 6 1: inning in
PSJ 1'Q 0 10 3 x-5 6 0, situation.
PORT ST. JOE 4, FLORIDA HIGH 3 PORT ST.
SATURDAY, APRIL STH MON
The Sharks improved to 12-, The S
10 on the season with Saturday's'
4-3 victory over arch rival Florida district wi]


Up
13 Brett Jeffco,
ngle for Port St.
overall team eft
ida High Is alwa
, and this win
included Watfor
0 010 0-
D0 200 x-


Watford talks
ring a crucial
a two-out, run

JOE 9, BLOUNTS
IDAY, APRIL lOiT
harks picked u
n with Monday


Three Wins

at each 9-1 victory over Blountstown. Port
Joe. St. Joe improved to 5-2 in District
fort was 3-2A play and 13-10 overall.
ays a big Ashley Stephens (1-0) picked
was very up his first decision of the season
d. on the mound for the Sharks after
3 8 1 battling back from early season
4 8 1 arm trouble. Stephens tossed a
complete game three-hitter, allow-
I ing only one earned run and one,
walk, while collecting 13 strike-
Outs
"What a boost it was for us to
have Ashley come back and pitch
that kind of game when it was so
critical for district seeding," said
coach Watford.
Matt Caswell went three for
three with a double to lead the
Sharks at the plate. Ryan
Stephens was two for two with a
lJ ,double and two RBI. Adam Hamm
was two for two with a double and
with the three RBI, and Steve Lowrey was
I fourth two for four with a double, a triple
iners-on and: an RBI. Bryce Thomas and
and Brett Jeffcoat each added a
single for the Port St. Joe.
TOWN 1 BHS 1 0 0 0 0 0-1 3 1
rH PSJ 111 312 x-911 3


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erel. Entry fees will be $75 per
'boat in that division.
All prizes will be awarded
based upon 80% of entry fees paid
into the tournament. The remain-
ing 20% will be used to help
defray the cost of putting on the
tournament.
Children's Fishing Tournament
The Marina will also be hold-
ing a Children's Fishing Tourna-
ment at the marina basin betwLfH
1:00 and 4:00 p.m. The catgories
are the longest fish, the heaviest
fish, and the most fish. Prizes will
be awarded at 6:00 p.m. All chil-
dren 12 and under are welcome to
participate.
Captain's Meeting ,
The captain's meeting will -be
held at 7:00 Friday evening. April
14th. The tournament will run
from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the
15th, with, all entries being
required to return to the marina
by boat for weigh-in no later than
the 6:00 p.m. deadline.
PSJ Lions Club Fish Dinners
The Port St. Joe Lions Club
will be serving fish dinners with
all the trimmings from 3:00 until
7:00 p.m. Tickets will be $5 each
and can be purchased from .the
marina or any Lions Club mem-
ber.
So go and watch the boats,
watch them weigh in the big ones,
and eat some good food.
Anyone wishing more infor-
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High. Port St. Joe broke a 2-2 tie,
scoring two runs in the bottom of
the fourth inning, to take a 4-2
lead.
Ryan Stephens (6-4) tossed a
complete game five-hitter to
record his sixth victory of the sea-
son on the mound for the Sharks.
Stephens gave up two earned
runs, one walk and stuck-out
eight Seminole batters.
"Ryan had trouble early on
locating his breaking ball. Once
he found command, he was really
tough," said head coach Buck
Watford. "This was one of our bet-
ter pitched games of the year,
mainly because he never stopped
battling."
Jacob Tankersley led the
Sharks at the plate, going two for
three with two singles. Bryce
Thomas had a double and an RBI,
while Ashley Stephens, Ryan
Stephens and Steve Lowrey each
had a single and an RBI. Adam


Steve Lowrey picked up a
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Ashley Stephens got his first
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From left are Sam Cox, Amanda Shanahan, Kevin Quaranta,
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Bennett, and Charlotte Willis (in rear). Lynn Bennett was not
available for the photo.


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On Saturday. April 1st, the
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Odyssey of the Mind team com-
peted in the Capital Region Tour-
nament in Chipley, and earned
Enough points in Division I to rep-
resent Capital Region and Gulf
County at the tate competition in
Orlando.
The PSJES team is comprised
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-Amanda Davis, Kevin Quaranta.
Daniel Bennett, Amanda Shana-
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: The team presented a perfor-
Smance about finding a genie who
grants three wishes. The solution
has an unusual twist however,
when one of the wishes "back-
fires."
The students had to write the
script. design and build the set
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Helping-
Every'e"r beginning May 1 st
the sea (tiofQ return'o Cape San
Bias .arid'.'the '. surrounding
beaches. St. Joseph Penrnsula is
home to the largest concentration
of nesting threatened and,:ndan-
gered sea turtles .ii the,
Panhandle. Therefore. it is very
important that every effort be
made to protect .these special
creatures.
There are several' 'things
beach side residents,or visitors to
the area can do to hetp the turtles: -
1) Turn your lights off. Sea
turtle adult feriales' -aand hatch-
lings are easily .disdrienrted by
exterior Iightin'g/dri 'beach front
houses, as well'as',bright, interior
lighting. Th~gese'llts, t cluding
floodlights alep'rt *lights, fre-
quently guide,,t'. ,turtles, away
from the water leading to their
death by dehyd-aIn. ~ne."e psure,
predation, orvOyicqpllar ,mortality.
Beach side rYesl4d4tts can. help
remedy thl,', J.tMn "by. turning
* off any llghtl'i 1 t'phine bn the
beach, by .-1jlIng or painting
existing light fixtures, or by
replacing incandescent white high
wattage bulbs with low wattage
(25 watt) yellow bug lights.
2) If you happen to see a nest-
ing turtle while .you are on the


uun Coast rIectrIc
Cooperative (GCEC) recently held
its annual Washington Youth
Tour contest at its headquarters
in Wewahltchka. This annual
event is sponsored by GCEC with
'the help of many local volunteer
fired departments and civic orga-
nizations. The contestants chosen
this year were from different areas
in Gulf Coast's EC service terri-
tory.
There are only two winners
selected to go to Washington, D.C.
This year's winners included
Ashley Padgett from Wewahitchka
and Stephanie Blackmon from
Port St. Joe. However, all partici-
pants are given the opportunity to
go to the state's Capitol for a two-
day trip. While in Tallahassee the
participants are joined by other
l th grade participants from
other electric cooperatives across
the state.
The participants tour many
sites including the House of
Representatives. Senate, Supreme
Court. Vietnam Memorial. and the


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2000 'AGE


Endani*ered Sea Turtles


beach, staybehind her at a dis-
tance so that she cannot see you.
Do not approach closely, make
noise, shine a -flashlight, or use
flash photography. This can cause
her to return to the sea without
laying her eggs.
3) If you .happen to find sea
-turtle hatchlings on the beach,
watch them from a distance. Do
not pick up hatchlings that are
.crawling toward. the water. The
journey from the nest to the water
is important for hatchlings as it
allows them to imprint on their
home beach. Scientists believe
that hatchling- imprinting helps
them remember where they came.
from so they can return and lay
:their own nests 20 to 30 years
later. '
If you'.are a resident of Port
'St. Joe or" Cape San Bias and
..would like to do more to help the
,turtles; th.,Apalachicola Reserve
,is seeking assistance from those
who can survey the beach early in
'the morning to search for sea tur-
tle tracks. and nests. Turtle patrol
:.volunteers assist in such unique
experiences as marking, relocat-
ing. and excavating turtle nests.
/Volunteers will be trained by
Reserve staff and will assist expe-


old Capitol. The Tallahassee trip
is a way for Gulf Coast Electric
.Cooperative to reward each par-
ticipant for being outstanding
leaders in his or her respectful
communities," said Michael
White, manager of marketing and
member services.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is a locally owned
cooperative serving more than
16.700 members in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson. Walton, and
Washington counties.

AARP Meeting
The Mexico Beach AARP will
Sbe meeting on Friday, April 21. at
1:00 p.m., CT, in the Civic Center.
located, at 22nd Street in Mexico
Beach.
Bill and Geri Williams will
update members on the develop-
ment and plans for the Assisted
Living and Wellness Center.
Pictures will be shown and new
facilities will be discussed. The
costs of these will be presented.


rienced patrol members on daily
morning patrols. If you would like
to volunteer your time to assist'
the Aquatic Preserve turtle patrol


please contact the Aqu Ae
Preserve Manager,' -Tammy
Summers at (850) 670-4783,
extension 106.


Representative Allen Bense (facing front, center) and
Representive Bev Kilmer (second from left) took time out to eat
breakfast with the students from Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative in Tallahasssee. The breakfast gave the students
the opportunity to meet and speak to the representatives about
issues they feel are very important.


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From, the Staff and Students at






eentaU MIf gCounty s
'Elementary, Middle and High School fRducation Facilities .


Now in its' second decade, Wewahitchka Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team
Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is' an members, from left, are Brandon Rouse, Hali Price, Justin
international creative problem- Barnes, Sarah House, and' Robbie Morris. Brenda Driggers and
solving competition for students Matthew Miller were not available for the photo.


in kindergarten through college.
program for the second year and
Its purpose is to foster the for the second consecutive year
development of creative thinking returned from the regional com-
and creative problem-solving petition as gold medalists.
skills among young people. Fifth graders Matthew Miller
Under the guidance of a and Robbie Morris and sixth
coach, teams of five to seven stu- graders Brandon Rouse, Sarah
dents pool their talents to find House, Brenda Driggers, Justin
innovative solutions to annual Barnes and Hall Price form this
- long-term problems. Participants year's OM team and have
compete in a variety of areas from embarked on an adventure into
mechanical devices such as creativity and problem solving.
spring-driven cars to giving their These ambitious and talented
own interpretations of classical students will travel to Orlando on
literature. April 28 to represent WES and the
Through participation in the Capital Region at. the state tour-
OM program students learn to 'nament. They will be joined there.
work with others as a team. They by five other Gulf County teams
develop self-confidence by creat- as all six teams took the gold in
ing solutions, evaluating their their respective divisions; a
ideas, and making final decisions., remarkable feat and one of which
The Odyssey of the Mind program our community should be quite
is about teamwork, risk-taking, proud.
cooperation, and the development The unending support of
of thinking skills. thousands of volunteers, without
Wewahitchka Elementary whom there would be no OM pro-
School is participating in the OM gram,, demonstrates how highly

From the Hallways of !

Wewahitchka


High School
by
Pamela Holmes, Senior '


As the end of the school year
news, the students become a little
more preoccupied. There is so
much to be done and so little time
to do it all.
We all know that prom is just
around the corner. Students buzz
around the halls with this one
main thing on their mind. Prom
will be on April 15th at 8:00 p.m.
It lasts until 12:00 midnight.
Much to our happiness, the prom
will be held in the WHS Commons
Area. All the students are highly
excited.
Last Friday, April 7, was the
monthly TGIF. This time it was
different. The teachers competed
against the students (mostly
seniors) in a basketball game. It
was lots of fun for all. However,
the teachers won, unfortunately!
Last week on April 7 to 9, the
band went on its annual trip. This
year, the group went: to Orlando..
The band saw many exciting
attractions. They went .to the
Pirate Theater and had dinner
while viewing a show. They also
went to Universal Studios City
Walk and Wet and Wild. All the
students got a bit of sunburn, but
they had fun.
On the 14th, our school will
participate in the Cancer Society
Relay for Life. Students may sign
up in the office to be a part of this
great event. They will walk around
the WHS track for 30-minute
intervals. Members of the commu-
nity may also join in on the fun.
Contact the office to sign up at
639-2228.
Also on the 14th, seniors will
take a trip to Gulf Coast
Community College, Panama City
Campus. They will be attending
the annual "Senior Day", where
students go to see the campus
and meet teachers and students
from the college as well as from
surrounding cities. It promises to
be an extremely fun event. Many
of the seniors look forward to this
trip.
The "Student of the Week"' is
Kayla Rich. Congratulations,
Kayla, and keep up the good
work.
The "Employee of the Month"
is Tida Lee Daniels. Congratula-
tions, Ms. Tida Lee.
The baseball team is on a roll
having defeated Liberty County
on Friday 6-1. The girls' team is
now 16-2 after defeating Malone
and Larue County, Kentucky. And
our track team hosted its first
track meet on Friday with our


athletes responding with some of
their best efforts of the year.
Our gym floor has arrived! We
are in the process of installing it.
Hopefully, it will be a great new
place in time for graduation.
There will be a meeting of any
and all concerned parents and
community members on April
17th at 7:30 in the Commons. We
will review some key points about
next year's facilities and plans..
We are going to have a real
different kind of week during our.
short week.. Many teachers and
students will be preparing a
"Turn of the Century" Celebration
of Learning.'
The community is invited to
join us during the afternoon of
the 21st to see what we have
come up with. If you would like to
add to the festivities, call us to see
where you can get involved.
Students are ready for anoth-
er break. Easter Break will begin
April 21st this year. The doors
reopen on April 25th. Students
here' are excited about these com-
ing days off. You can tell they are
ready for summer vacation. '
For any girl who wants to be
in 'the band auxiliary, tryouts are
on the 28th. If you are interested,
please- see Mrs. Cole soon; The
deadline will be here quicker than
you know it. And cheerleading
tryouts will be held on the 17th.
Practice is this week after school.
Also on the 28th, is this year's
talent show. Last year, everyone
had fun; this. year will be even
better. .If you would like to be a
contestant see Mrs. Cole immedi-
ately. The talent show will be held
during senior high second period.
Make sure you are. there, you
don't want to miss this one.
This year has been an excit-
ing one. But even more so it has
.been busy, just as. the past
months have. However, the best is
yet to come. I hope you have had
a great week, but .even more I
hope the, next one will be better.
God bless and I'll be writing to
you again very soon.

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


regarded the experience is for the
children who participate. WES
' would like to express its gratitude
to those parents and volunteers
who have supported them
throughout this growth experi-
ence.


"PORT

(ST.



ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


DOLPHIN NEWS
PTO Meeting
There will be a PTO meeting
on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30
p.m. in the auditorium. All par-
Sents are encouraged to attend.
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration will
be held on Wednesday, April 19th,
from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If
your child will be attending Port
St. Joe Elementary School, please
bring your child and the following
to registration..


Unit Visits Local

Nursing Home
The cadet corps from Port St.
Joe High School Naval Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps
recently entertained the residents
and staff of SunBricjge Care and
Rehabilitation for Bay St. Joseph.
The unit's exhibition drill
team demonstrated its .skill in
marching and chanting and sey-
eral rifle drill team members gavfe
an excellent account of them-
selves with drill rifle precisioiA.
The residents showed their appre,-
ciation with lots of applause and
laughter.
After the drill routines, the
680 or shot record), birth certifi-
cate, and social security card. ,
If you have any questions;
please contact Pam Lister at 639-
2476.


*birth certificate
*proof of Immunization (BLUE
CARD)
*social security number
*Florida physical (within the
last year)
Volunteer Appreciation Social
Port St. Joe Elementary
School will recognize the volun-
teers who have given of their Utime
throughout the, school year on
Wednesday, April 19, at 2:30 in
the library. All volunteers are
invited to attend.
Port St. Joe Elementary
School Field Day '
Our first Field Day will be
held on Thursday, April 20, at the'
Port St. Joe High School football
field.
Field Day will be divided into
two groups: kindergarten through
second grade, from 9:00 until
11:00; and third through fifth
grade, from 11:30 until 1:30. If
you' would, like to assist, please
contact Mike Lacour at 229-7294.
S No School
School will not be held on
Friday. April 21, and Monday,
April 24.
Career Week
Our annual "Career Week"
will' take place May 1st to 5th.
During "Career Week" parents
and' community people 'will be
invited to talk to our students
about their job and the training or
education required for their job.
To kick-off "Career Week," we
will have coloring, coloring and
writing, and essay contests which
began April 10 and will end April
14.
Penny Campaign
As part of our "Career Week"
we will collect pennies to, be
donated to the Gulf County
Scholarship Program. Every .stu-
dent that graduates and attends a
post-secondary institution is eligi-
ble for this scholarship. Please
send in your pennies to school.
Last Day Of School
Our last day of school will be
Tuesday, May 23. "


p10 M,


cadets visited with the residents
and had a wonderful time talking
with the people who live and work
at the nursing home. Thanks to
Social Services Director Sherrie
Bowen for allowing the NJROTC
unit to visit again this year.

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GuLFr COUNTY ScitooLs ':
APRIL 17,- 21, 2000
MONDAY-Hamburger with Bun,
tater Tots, Spice Cake, Fresh
Orange Quarters, and Milk, or
Chef's Salad Meal.
TUESDAY-Submarine with Cheese
on Bun, French Fries, Carrot Sticks,
Fruit Crisp, and Milk, or Chef's
Salad Meal.
WEDNESDAY-Chicken Pot Pie,
Green Beans, Peaches, Jello, Roll,
and Milk or Chef's Salad Meal.
THURSDAY-Lasagna, Baked
Potato, Mixed Fruit, Italian Bread,
and Milk, or Chef's Salad Meal.
FRIDAY-GOOD FRIDAY NO
SCHOOL- H O L I D A Y
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
AND/OR COMMODITIES.


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1999-2000
The end of school,countdown
stands, as of today, at 27 days for
all, students except for seniors,
who have only 19..
Friday, seniors will be taking a
field trip, to Gulf Coast Community
College's main campus inPanama
City for their annual "Senior Pay."
Students attending need to turn in
completed permission
,forms as soon' as possi-
ble.
Today, the Shark,
track team will face
Sneads, then Friday
they will travel to
Trenton. Then; finally.
finishing off -a week of
meets, the Sharks will
host the Port St. Joe
Invitational at 11:00 .
a.m. this Saturday.
Today, the baseball
team will take' on Liberty
County (at home).
Also, get ready girls because
Friday is cheerleader tryouts!
Wednesday, April 19th,
progress reports will be Issued,


By: All McKeithen


It's time for our weekly news
again. Hope everyone'had a good_,-,:
. weekend and is ready to get back.
to work. .
"Lost and Found" is piling up
again! We have keys, jackets, a
purse, a science book, a library
book, and jewelry.
Attention seventh and eighth
graders: If you are interested in
becoming, a member of the
National Junior Beta Club, please
pick up. an application in the'
office or Mrs. Williams' room
(306). All applications must be
completed and turned In to.Mrs..
Williams no later than Friday.
April 14, along with all fees.
The PSJMS Odyssey of the
Mind team would like to thank
Mr. Burch for helping them with
their silk screening. You made
them look like a team. The OM
team would also like to recognize.
Mr. Carl White for giving up so
much of his free time to help them
make their t-shirts. Thank you so
much!.
Progress; reports for the
fourth and LAST grading period.
will be sent home on Wednesday,
April 19th. Our school newsletter
will accompany the progress
report.
Upcoming school holidays are
Friday, April 21st, and Monday,
April 24th. Enjoy. your families
during these days around 'the
Easter season.
Things you probably didn't
know:
1. American Airlines saved
$40,000 in 1987 by eliminating
one olive from each salad served
in "first class."
2. By raising your leg slowly
and lying on your back, you can't
Ssink in quicksand.
3. Chewing gum and peeling
onions won't make 'you cry.


tke ton 0




News Column

Faith Christian School

Progress reports will go out
today, Thursday, April 13; to stu-
dents in grades five through eight
who need to put a little extra
effort into their studies. Parents,
if you would like to set up a.con-
ference with the teacher, please
call the office at 229-6707.
It is time to register your chil-
dren for next year. Even if your
student is. presently attending
school at Faith Christian, it is
necessary to do this. There will be


signifying the end of the first half
of the last nine weeks of school;
Congratulations to Mrs.
Weimorts' class for collecting the
most money of all other high
school classes for the "Pennies for
Patients" fund, drive. This dritre
was initiated to raise money for
leukemia sufferers.
The School Improvement
Committee will be: meeting
STuesday,,. April 18th at
3:00 p,.m. in the Student
Activity Room.
The high school
drama class will be pre-
senting the play
"Mystery in Apartment
517" on Wednesday,
April 19th, to the middle
school at 1:15 p.m. and
to high schoolers 'on
<. Thursday. April 20th, at
1:15 p.m. Both perfor-
mances will be held .in
the auditorium of Port St.
Joe Elementary School. High
schoolers will have the opportuni-
ty to purchase tickets, starting
today, for $1.00. All parents 'are
invited to attend, free of charge.


WES Honor R0oll
Clayton Wooten, principal at
Wewahithka Elementary School
announces the honor roll list of
students for the third nine weeks
grading period. They are as fol-
lows.
All A's
Third grade, Rebecca Barnes,
Kalyn Bidwell, Jacob Causey,
Jessica Husband, Warren
McDonald, Safnantha Rich,
Danielle Stanley, Heather
Strange. Felicia Trese, and
Danielle Wood.
Fourth grade, Rebecca
Barnes. Janessa Campbell,.Torrie
Cesaroni. Summer Grnce;. -tali
Harden, Holly Knowles. Mel&ah
Lister, -'Mary Taunton,. Brent
Walker, Brandi Whitfield, and
Gayla Williamson.
Fifth grade, Ellen. Manor,
Matthew Miller, Hannah Price,
and Jessica Stoppelbein.
Sixth grade, Justin Barnes,
Tyril Baxley, Megan Crutchfield,
Jessica Jones, and Hall Price.
All A's and B's
Third grade, Alexander
Algueseva,. William Barber, Lisa
Ann Barlow, John Campbell,
Ainanda Cesaronii, Lawanda
Colvin, Trey Crutchfield, Gage
Davidson, Johathan Driggers,
Chase Duckwrorth, Bobbi Jo
Duke, Royce 'Ducan,. ,Cbdy
Dupuie, Audrey Dyer, Demetres
Gainer, Robin Gautier,- Ashley
Goetz, Cormnie Harrelson, .Ryan
Harvey, Derek Knowles, Ryan
Leaman, Erika Lemke, Megan
Lincoln, Leigh Little, -Jeffery
Martin, Kelly, McLemore, Lena
McLemore, Whitney Melvin,
Jessica Messick, Joshua Mitchell,
William Naylor, Chrystan Nickell,
Tara Palmer, Kristen Parmele,
(See HbNOR ROLL on .Page4B)

a letter coming home spon regard-
ing the 2000-2001 tuition, book
fees, and registration fees. Please
look for it and read it carefully.
On Friday,. April 14, the
Christmas card "super-salesper-
sons" from grades twd', three, and
four will be going to Coconut
Creek on Panama City Beach for a
day of fun. This :is an award for. a
job well done.-
The installation, of our Junior
National Beta Club will be held
Monday, April 17, at 8:20 a.m. We
will have a short breakfast recep-
tion afterwards for members and
their parents.
Achievement tests will be
given on April 18 and 19, to stu-
dents in grades' four to eight.
Lower grade students' testing'will
be spread out over the next two
weeks. Please see that your chil-
dren get their proper rest and
encourage them tb do their best.
Our Easter vacation will begin
Thursday, April 20, at 12:00 noon
and continue through Monday,
April 24. School will resume
Tuesday, April 25, at 8:05 a.m.
The annual Spring Carnival
and auction at Faith Christian
will be held Friday afternoon,
April 28, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Our theme will go along with our
missions outreach-the South
Sea Islands. We invite you to
come have a bite to eat, let your
children enjoy the games', and
stay, for the auction that begins at
7:00 p.m.


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Holy Week Services To
Be Observed Apr. 17-21
The First United Methodist
, Church will observe Holy Week
with Lenten services Monday
through Friday, April 17 through
21 at 12:00 noon. There will be a
different minister each day who
will bring the message in the
sanctuary of the church. Pastors
scheduled to speak are Reverend
Iairry Wells on Monday, Reverend
Dave Fernandez on Tuesday,
Reverend Jerry Huft on
Wednesday, Reverend Bill Taylor
o6l Thursday, and Reverend Oliver


Taylor on Friday.
Following the message .ach
day, a soup and sandwich lunch
will be served in the fellow ship
hall. Everyone in the-comnjunfty
is welcome to join at anytime dur-
ing the service or luncheon. Plan,
to observe Holy Week and share
this special week in fellowship,
with friends.
The children's choir will pre-,
sent "Easter Praise Parade" Palm'
Sunday. April 16 at 11:00 a.m.,
Easter morning April 23 at the
11:00 a.m., the Chancel Choir will
present their cantata -"There's
Room at the'Cross." ,


P.C. District of the A.M.ElCh rch


The Panama City District
Spring Revival will be held April
12th through 14th at Mt. Zion
A.M.E. Church, located on
Louisiana Avenue in Panama City,
where. Myra E. Andrews is pastor.'
Services will begin nightly at 6:30
p.m. with the praise team in
charge., The public is Invited to
attend.
The Presiding Elder's meeting
will be held on April 15, at 10:00


Gospel Sing
Featuring
Local Talent
Abe Springs Baptist Church,
located on Highway 275 South,
will be hosting a gospel sing with
' local talent on Saturday, April 15,
at 7:00 p.m., CT. At 6:00 p.m., CT
there will be a covered dished
supper and Pastor Allen Pitts and
congregation invite everyone to go
:and be a part of this Spirit filled
singing.
Also on April 22 the ladies
auxiliary willbe holding a bake
sale at the Dollar General store at
7:30 a.m., CT. Please go and get
your cakes or pies for Easter.


a.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. in.
Springfield, where E.F. Smith pas-
tors. Afterward they will complete
their "walk with Jesus." Those
participating are asked to dress
comfortable and bring their tennis
shoes.

Annual Youth Day At
New Bethel Baptist
The youth and young adults
of New Bethel Baptist Church will
celebrate their annual youth day
on the third Sunday morning of
this month (April 16th) commenc-
ing at 11:00 a.m.
The guest speaker will be
Brother Tony Larry of Primitive
Baptist Church. Also, on Satur-
day, April 15th, there will be a
youth musical program at 7:00
p.m. Everyone is cordially invited
to attend.
Breaking Bread Concert
The Body 'of Christ Jesus
Church, along with Pastor
Swanston, will be hosting a
Spring Gospel Breaking Bread
Concert on Sunday, May 7 at 6:30
p.m.


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

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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
4 CHURCH .
Us, \ Sixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Strect 227-1756 .
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m., < 00
Adult School ... ...... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School
young Children
*Nursery Available


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


S- first Baptist Church ^
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Buddy Coswell
Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School .... .* . . . : 9:45 am
SWorship Service ....... .... 11:00 am
Disciple training ... .. ..... .. .... ..6:00 prn
Evening Worship ............ ... .. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 7:00 pml
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

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


4


Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe


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


Rev. Jesse Evans Rob'
K, PASTOR (


ert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's Director


ac Baptist Ch

BUT TMOS5E WHO HOPE IN ThE LORD WILL "
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTM. THEY WILL 50AR ON
WINGS LIKE EAGLE5 .. 15AIAM 40:51
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building,
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 1o a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


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Naomi Aida.The, Segos In Concert At
Naomi and the Segos A1ll be thiai# ever before. You will be recorded and performed by some
in concert at the Highland View blessed arnd thrilled to relive the .ofv gospel music's most popular
Church of GQM, locked ats 842 :pst and experience the now as talent. His. Second Time, Around
Pompa Street in Highland View, 'you sit and listen to this pioneer '. being the top recorded song.
on Saturday, April 22, at 7:00 ,. sing as only she can! Other songs are What'a Hallelujah
p.m., ET. Williamypippin has 26 years of a Morning, The Holy Sacrifice, The
Naomi is celebrating her 4Jst fulI-time music ministry under his Blood is Still Strong Enough, That's
year in gospel music. Considered belt. Starting at the age if 14 in How The Story Goes, There's
to be one of gospel music's first'o) evangelism, he has spent the Gonna Be Shoutin', and many
ladies, she continues on as the majority of his life spreading the more. His song writing and
living legend she ti'uly has ,, word through the songs he*.has singing is more powerful today
become. Her voice. is still strong written and sung. Pippin hAs been than ever before. A blessing is in
and powerful as she sings like no "a part of this group for 21, years. store as you listen to his music..
other can do. Often she has been Many of his songs have been Scott Spangler has been a
1d.II1 "h<. litty.1 l iu 1,._- l- Udi d ay o his


calle tL e e i a.y witL LtI Dig
voice."
Having been seen on the


Dixie Theatre to Present


Gaither's gospel music video .
series, she is more in demand a Special Gospel Program


Revival Planned

At W. C. Church.
White City Spirit of Holiness
Church will be conducting a
revival beginning Sunday, April'
16th, at 10:00 a.m., ET, Sunday
morning and at 6:00 p.m., ET,
Sunday night and at 7:30 p.n.,
ET each night thereafter.
The guest speaker will be
Bruce Johnson of Mississippi.
Pastor Daniel Kirkland and con-
gregation invite: the public to
attend and worship the Lord in
these services.


Concerned Christian
Society Meets April 15
The Concerned Christian
Society will host an anniversary
program to be held at Thompson
Temple First Born Holiness
Church on the third Saturday of
April (15th) beginning at 7:30
p.m. Everyone is welcome.


Community Choir
Rehearsal Begins
The Port St. Joe Community
Choir will begin rehearsals for the
musical God For Us" this
Thursday, April 13. Singers from
throughout the community are
invited and encouraged to go and'
be a part of learning and present-
ing the songs of praise and wor-
ship in "God For Us."
Rehearsals and presentations
of this musical will take place at
First Baptist Church in -Port St.


Joe. Rehearsals' will be held a.t
7:00 p.rrm. each Thursday from
April 13 until the musical is pre-
sented. Pi-esentation -dates are
Sunday, June I1 and Monday,
June 12. A dress rehearsal will be
held Saturday, June 10.
Participants in this year's
choir will need to attend as' many,
rehearsals as possible but at the
same time those working with the
choir realize that there will be
times when choir members can-
not attend rehearsals. Rehearsal
tapes will be made available for
each choir member.


The Dixie Theatre will present
Tom Stolz in a performance of
"The Gospel According to St:
Mark" on Saturday. April 22 .at
8:00 p.m. followed by an Easter
Sunday matinee at 4:00 p.m.
Stolz, one of the Twin Cities
most popular 'actors, has per-

Shower of Fashion
S. The Big Ben Area Christian
Women's Club would like to invite
the public to a Shower of Fashion
luncheon, which will include a
fashion show, music, and
speaker. The event will take place
Son Tuesday, April 18,at 11:30
a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at The
Gibson Inn in Apalachicola. For
reservations you may call Joann
at (850) 670-8468.

Annual Easter Program
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church will be hosting its annual
Easter program on Sunday, April
16, at 11:00 a.m. The church fam-
ily Invite the. public to go and join
them in the celebration of the res-
urrected Savior and Lord Jesus
Christ.

Celebrate Holy Week
The members of New Bethel
Baptist Church will celebrate
Easter Passion Holy Week at 8:00
p.m. nightly beginning on the
Monday night following the third
Sunday (April 17th to 21st). The
membership welcomes residents
and visitors to the area .to join
,them in the celebration services.


In June of 1999 the choir pre-
sented the Musical "God With Us."
Rehearsals and presentations
were a blessing to those who were
*.In the choir and many who heard
the musical presented told other
people how the musical had
blessed them. Directors of the
choir are hoping that members
from the 1999 choir will return
this year and that many others
will join them for these great
times of fellowship, preparation.
and being blessed.
For more information call
First Baptist Church in Port St.
Joe at 227-1552.


A Port of Vicfopv"

First fCYck of hke. azaene

2420 Long Avene Port St, oe, Floe0da 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ......................10 a.m. C ie "is ,e, Loerdfle glory
Sunday Morning Worship ........ . 11 a.m. JLdu i -s name, worship the
Sunday Evening Worship ................6 p.m. Lord in thla beaity of holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29.2



First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE .OF SERVICES
SI1' Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
vr""Iei 1(, 3Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages.)


Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


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


formed Mark's ,.gospel at
churches, colleges and theatres
throughout the US, Canada and
Europe, and since 1984, at The.
Old Log Theatre in Minnesota,
where it has become a Lenten tra-
dition in the Twin Cities.
Without props, costumes. or
sets, dependent totally on the rich
language of the King James Bible,
the story of Jesus Is reborn In the
hearts' and minds of the audience.
Tickets are .$8. For more
information and reservations call
the Dixie Theatre box office at
(850) 653-3200.'

Benefit Gospel Sing
White City Spirit of Holiness
Church, located on the corner of
W. Beatty Avenue and Gardenia
Street in White City,' will be host-
ing a benefit gospel sing on
Friday, April 14th. at 7:30 p.m.,
ET.
There will be singers from
Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.
The public is invited to attend and
worship with them in song and
praise to the Lord.


c


Family Life Church

"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"

Hw,. 98
10:30 Sunday Morning Apalachicola ... E wy. W ... Panama Ciy
7:00 Wednesday evening Hwy.
71 Reid Ave.
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family Life Church
Rhema Bible Traiing Center graduates
323 Aeid Avenue Port St. Joe : ...wewahitka


]BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe-Beach. FL 32456 -'

O A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God blcs; you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
--For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -


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


first UnitedMethodistChurch
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

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

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

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

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

8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


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 ADoKIIS, PASTOR
MARK JONES, MINISTER OF MUSIC St YOUTH


God"s
love
is
higher
than
the
heaven


H.V.C.G.
part of gospel music for many
years, and now finds a new home
with Naomi and the, Segos. He is
an asset to the group as he does
the majority of the driving as well
as holds down the baritone posi-
tion on stage. He is a man of
stature and when he sings you
can feel every ounce as he boldly
sings the gospel.
It has been his life-long dream
to travel with the group and he is
now able to do just that! You will
be thrilled as you listen to -him
sing a song-and even more.
excited when his feet get happy!
Scott,.is truly a blessing to both
Naomi and William. and will be to
you as well.
Pastor Tim Bailey and congre-
gation Invite the, public to join
them in this special concert as
they glorify God through ministry
of song.

Annual Youth Day
The New Bethel Baptist youth
and young adults will be celebrat-
ing its Annual Youth Day, April
15th and 16th.
Saturday night. April 15, at
7:00 p.m. will be a musical pro-
'gram featuring ,various groups
and choirs. Sunday morning,
April 16. beginning with Sunday
School at 10:00. and Morning
Worship at 11:00 a.m. Guest
speaker will be Brother Tony
Larry of Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church. The public is
invited to attend and worship in
song and praise.

For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begot-,
ten Son, that whosoever
believeth in Him, should not
perish but have everlasting
live.
John 3:16









THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. PL THURSDAY. APRIL 13, 2000


DAR Essay Winners
Two weeks ago, The Star pub-
lished two of the four winning
essays from the annual DAR
essay contest. The essay topic
was "an obituary of George
Washington" This week, the final
two are featured.

Jeffrey Alan Pitts
Seventh Grade
A Man of Greatness Dies
George Washington, one of
America's greatest leaders, has,
died. The former President was
born on February 11, 1732, to
Augustine and Mary Ball
Washington on his father's plan-
tation. He lived most of his life on
another estate called Mount
Vernon. His father died when he
was just a boy; this left him to be
mostly reared by his mother.
His schooling was in the,
British ways of always being
truthful and considerate and was
very brief. When he left home, he
became an excellent hprseman
and marksman and later, became
a surveyor and a Freemason.
George Washington will be
remembered for his military
career in both British and
American forces. He shall also be
remembered as our first American
President, and as being the Father
of our Country. His life was that of.
a nobleman, true and just, but
that also of a courageous, strong
man.
Mr..Washington died at the
age of 67 in 1799 at his home in
Virginia. Mr. Washington is
believed to have died of a serious
infection of the throat and a loss
of blood. He is survived by his wife
and two children (of whom both
were from his wife's previous mar-.
riage) and also by numerous
nieces and nephews.
After his marriage, he joined-
the British army. His first major
involvement was when he was
chosen to warn two French forts
to stop their encroachment of
troops into the Ohio River Valley.
In 1754 he returned to command
a group of volunteer workers that
were to build a fort on the Ohio
River. There he commanded his'
men to fire on a group of French
soldiers. The barrage killed ten
soldiers and a Captain.
The French, now with a rea-
son to start war, retaliated by,
attacking a Virginia fort. George
Washington and his men were
brought in, the fort was overtaken
and forced to surrender.,
In 1756 he joined a Major
General haddockk as an aide. He
followed Braddock to his defeat
and Braddock's death. Later that
year he became the commander in
chief of all Virginia forces. In .1758
he returned home and resigned
just as the French and Indian War
ended.
Mr. :Washington's military
career was far from over for
Virginia was now being over-
whelmed with taxes on almost
everything. He, being a respected
landowner. grew disturbed and
joined a group of people called the
American Continental Congress
who were fighting against Britain
because of the taxes.
The Congress formed a small
army selecting Mr. Washington to
prepare a defense, in New York,
and in 1775 he was elected the
commander in chief of all the
Northern colonies. The resistance
war, now called the RevolutionaryG
War, took off, so Mr. Washington
obtained men, most of the time
only about 10,000 or so.
One of Mr. Washington's most
famous battles was when he led
his men across Ithe Delaware
River to attack a group of Hessian
soldiers fighting for the British in
Trenton. He returned victorious.
There were more battles, of which
most were of the same outcome,
and surrenders on the British side
led to the end of the war.
Because of his military contri-
butions, George Washington was
appointed by the Continental
Congress to be the official ruler of
all the thirteen colonies. Mr.
Washington refused the title 'king'
so was given the name President,
meaning governor of a political
unit.
His induction into office was
performed at Federal Hall in New
York, which was also the new cap-
ital, in 1789. In office he provided
plans for a new capitol building in
Virginia. He also made a treaty
with Britain that would maintain
trade.
Mr. Washington won a second
term in office that lasted four
years but refused a third term of

office and returned to his Virginia
home, Mbunt Verdon. There he
died on December 14, 1799.
Our first President now rests
eternally at his home in Virginia


with his wife. He will be greatly
missed by his countrymen as,
being a man of greatness through-
out his entire life.' From his days
of being a surveyor to being our
first President, he will always be
remembered.
Ashley Marie Smith
Eighth Grade
As I walked into the store, I
overheard two ladies talking. The
first, a rather tall lady, was say-
ing, "It was just horrible! My hus-


band came in wi t the strangest
look on his face." By this time, I
was wondering just what. was so
horrible. I decided to ask the
ladies why they seemed so bur-
dened. The second lady replied,
"Why, haven't you heard about
the President?" I checked my
memory, but nothing especially
horrible came to mind. "No," I
said.
She sighed and opened her
purse to reveal what seemed like
an obituary. No way, I thought to
myself, can't be. As I read the arti-
cle, I was saddened to discover
that my thoughts had been right.
Our beloved President, George
Washington, had died.
Fellow Americans, it is to my
regret that I am to announce the
death of our first President,
George Washington. Born into a
wealthy planter family in 1732.
Washington lived in Virginia and
learned manners, morals, and the
etiquite of a gentleman.
As a boy, he pursued .two
interests: military arts and west-
ern expansion. When he was six-
teen, he served as an assistant
surveyor. In 1752, as he turned
twenty, Washington inherited
Ferry Farm from his father.
However, he did not want to live
with his mother. Therefore, he
rented Mount Vernon from his
brother Lawrence's widow for
15,000 pounds of tobacco ,each
year.
In 1754, he was commis-
sioned as a lieutenant colonel.
The new colonel fought the first
battles of what would develop into
the French and Indian War. Just
the next year, Washington served
as an aide for General Edward
Braddock. He narrowly escaped
death as four bullets, ripped
through his coat and two horses
were shot from under him.
He also served from 1759 to
the outbreak of the American
Revolution in the Virginia House
of Burgesses. George married
Martha Dandridge Custs and was
devoted to being a good husband
and leading a happy life.
As the Second Continental
Congress assembled in
Philadelphia in May of 1775,
George was elected Commander
in Chief of the Continental Army.
Washington embarked on a war
on July 3, 1775 in Cambridge,
Massachusetts. He took his ill-
trained army to what would turn
out to be a six year war. Thanks to
French allies, he forced the sur-
render of General Cornwallis in
Yorktown. As President, Washing-
ton had Thomas Jefferson as his
Secretary of State. and Alexander
Hamilton as his Secretary of the-
Treasury. He often turned to them
for words of wisdom and opinions.
At this time, I skipped down
to the last part of the article enti-
tled "The Final Days." The article
read:
On December 12, 1799, as
Washington was riding out to
check the Farms; the weather
took a turn and started pouring
snow, rain, and sleet out alter-
nately. Though the weather con-
tinued, it did not convince
Washington to turn back. He was
out in the cold for five hours, and
then returned home. As he was
accustomed to doing, the General
did not change out of ,his wet
clothes.
That Friday a heavy snow fell
and prevented Washington from
making his usual rounds to the
Farm. He spoke with hoarseness
and complained of a sore throat.
Before going to bed, Washington
sat in the parlor with Martha and
Tobias Lear, his friend. Lear
noticed that the General's condi-
tion was worse than before.
Although the two urged him to
take something, he never did and
said he preferred it to "go as it
came." .
Sunday morning, between


"Randi" waits for you today at the Gulf County Pound!

Just Look At Those Eyes


Randi, a three month old
female golden retriever, is among,
others at the Humane Society in
need of someone to adopt them.
At present, the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society has a total of two
lab and shepherd mixed dogs that
are three months old; six mixed
puppies two and one-half months
old; four lab and chow mixed pup-
pies 10 weeks old, one full
blooded female silver german


shepherd; a full blooded male rot-
tweiller four years old; five dogs
spayed and neutered, with all
shots, two of which are long
haired, free to a good home; five
cats four of which are female and
one male three months old.
For more information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
sanblasfl.com/sjbhs.


Jordan Paul, Ian Rice, Amanda
Robbins, Kimberly Shirah, Ashley
Stephens, Christopher Stokes,
Chaz Whitten, and Kayla
Williams.
Fourth grade, Derek Barfield,
Tori Bowles, Tyler Bush, Anisa
Chaudbry, Kayla Chumriey, Joey
Collins, Tyra Dupute, Brittany
Floyd, Ashley Gates, Katlyn
Gortman, Elizabeth Grimsley,
Michelle Hand, April Hughley,
Jesse Jones, Amber Lanier,
Catherine Long, Kenneth Manor,
Paul Myers. Whitney Myrick.
Tiffany Newsome, Shana
Pridgeon, Jennifer Rhodes,
Joshua Sandlin, Kendra Smnith,
Samantha Spivey, Joseph
Tackett, Samantha: Wade,
Vanessa Wait, Kelly Weeks, Allan
Whitfield,. Jonathan Adkison,.
Fifth grade, Samuel Adkison.
Frank Bailey, Sean Bierman.
Arielle Bragg, Kellana Clark, Ryan
Cox, Datrina Edwards, Kayla
Farris, Lotonya Fisher, Patrick
Gates, Matthew Grant, Rian Hall,
Marcie Jackson, Alex, Jones,
Ashley Kent, Justin Land, Leigh
Mayo, Robbie Morris, Adam
Murphy, Dexter Myers, Ashley
Ogelsby, John Paul. Megan Peak,
two and three o'clock, he awoke
Mrs. Washington and told her that
he had a fever. He scarcely spoke
and could hardly breathe. At
about three o'clock that after-
noon, Dr. Dick)came and not long .
after that Dr. Brown arrived. After
consulting with one another, they
bled him. The blood was thick and
came slow. Washington spoke his
final words between ten and
eleven o'clock. He will be dearly
missed. All our prayers and
thoughts go out to the
Washington family. We will never
have a President as great as;
George Washington.
I handed the woman the arti-
cle and said goodbye. I walked-
away hoping that everyone knew
just how great he was. After the
death of George Washington, the,
nation mourned for months.'


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Blaine Pitts, Jeffrey Portivent,
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Jasmine Ward, Shakharia
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GImBOF ] OUNTV COMMISSION [Il U


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 14, 2000
EMERGENCY MEETING
: The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in emergency
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners John Stanley, Jr., Tommy
KnOx (entered at 5:47 p.m.), Nathan Peters,
Jr.,.and Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Tiniothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas ,C.
,Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Adtainistrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Building Official/
Assistant Planner Michael Hammond,
Building Inspector/Assistant Planner
David Richardson, Maintenance Superin-
tendent Joe Bearden, Road Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Veterans' Service Officer/
S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams, and
Sheriffs Department Captain Joe Nugent.,
The meeting was called to order at
5:32 p.m., E.S.T.
INMATE WORK CREWS DEPART-
MENT OF CORRECTIONS-Warden Henry
Alf6rd, Gulf Correctional Institution,
appeared before the Board to discuss citi-
zenr complaints received regarding inmates
working near the schools. He requested
that the Board.intervene with their work
crew supervisors about the Importance of
keeping the inmates away from children.
Lieutenant Carmen McLemore stated that
the, inmates should be loaded into the vans
if children come into the area where they
are.working, until the children have cleared
the area. The Board agreed to meet with the
,work crew supervisors to reiterate the
importance of following these guidelines.
Warden Alford also discussed prob-
lems experienced with Department. of
Corrections inmate work crew supervisors
being contacted after they are off work, and
requested that these supervisors be con-
tacted about business only between the
hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. He stated
that if the employees are contacted about
'business matters after hours, the State is
required to -pay them (a minimum of 2
hours pay). the meeting at 5:47 p.m.> Members of the
Board discussed this matter, with
Commissioner, Stanley stating he has had
problems reaching the supervisor which
works in his area.
There being nio further business, the
meeting did then adjourn at 5:49 p.m.,
E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK,

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 14, 2000
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Cq4nmissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Co'nmissioners John Stanley. Jr.. Tommy.
Knox, Nathan Peters, Jr. (entered at 6:03
p.m.). and Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Building Official/.
Assistant Planner Michael Hammond,
Building Inspector/Asslstant Planner
S David .. Ri afclsofi,-'. Maintenance
Superintendent Joe Bearden, Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Veterans'
Service Officer/S.H TP Administrator Bo
W illiams. Shertifrs Department Captain Joe
Nugent, and Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff John
Garner.
Captain Nugent. called .the meeting to
order at 6:01 p.m., E.S.T.
Building Official- Hammond opened,
the meeting with prayer, and Captain"
Nugent led the .Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Knox. and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board approved the Consent
Agenda as follows:
1. Minutes
February 22, 2000 Regular Meeting.
February 25, 2000 Special Meeting
February 25, 2000 Workshop
2. Advertise for Bids
-Malathion (Mosquito Control
Depar.mentil Pickup Truck (Solid
Waste Departmnent)
3. Budget Amendment Resolution -
General Fund (G.C.E.S.U. Donation), as
follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2000-06
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners has received unan-
ticipated revenue in the General Fund for
fiscal year 1999-2000; and I -
'WHEREAS, said revenue is needed to
help pay certain expenditures incurred' in
fiscal year 1999-2000:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
as follows:
1. The 1999-2000 fiscal year budget is
amended as follows:
GENERAL FUND
Original Budget
Amended Budget
Contributions & Donations:
Donations; #00166-92000; Original
Budget $.00; Amended Budget
$1,500.00.0
Expenditures:
Gulf County Emergency Services Unit:
New Equipment; #39226-64000;
Original Budget $8,273.00; Amended
Bridget $9,773.00.
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the
9Gulf. County Board of County
Commissioners this 14th day of March,
2000. (End)
4. Change Order
-T. S. Alberto Demolition Project
Contract Change Order #2 1999 Road
Paving Program
5. Court Order
-Payment to Attorney J. Gordon Shuler
(Beard #99-121-CF $194.20 *to be
paid from Account #61021-31000)
'-Payment to Attorney Timothy J.
McFarland (Destifino #99-048-CJ &
#99-059-CJ $563.00 to be paid from
Account #67081-31000)
-Payment to Attorney Timothy J.
McFarland (Gay #98-209-CF *
$669.00 to be paid from Account
#61021-31000)
-Payment to Attorney S. Russell Scholz
(Johnson #99-33-CJ $433.00 to be
paid from Account #63033-31000)
-Payment to James E. Hord, Ph.D
(Miller #98-044-CF & #99-002-CF *
$900.00 to be paid from Account
#61016-31000)
6. Inventory/Advertise for Bids
-W.C.F.D. (Junk & Sell #170-51/1978
GMC Van)
7. Invoice
-First Choice Reporters (February, 2000
$724.00 to be paid from various
Court Reporter line items)


-Fisher Construction Admin. Bldg.
Completion ($29,000.00 to be paid
from Account #26219-63000)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. 1999 Road Paving
Program (#61468 $54,972.00 to be
paid from Account #21111-31100)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Buckhorn Permit
(#61468 $780.00 to be paid from
Account #42634-31000)


8. S.H.I.P.
-Purchase Assistance Timothy Maestri
($11,615.00).
-Rehabilitation Assistance Robert H.
Beatty ($14,000.00)
-Rehabilitation Assistance Raymond
R. Watson ($14,000.00)
RECEIVE BIDS #9900-081 OLD
GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE ROOF-
at 6:03 p.m.> Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids (#9900-08) for the
design and construction of the roof at the
Old Gulf County Courthouse in
Wewahitchka, the following bid was
received and tabled for review by Chief
Administrator Butler: Fisher Construction
$12,225.00. .
RECEIVE BIDS #9900-09/EXCAVA-
TOR ROAD DEPARTMENT-Pursuant to
advertisement to receive sealed bids
(#9900-09) for an .excavator, for, the Road
Department, the following bids were
received and tabled for review by Chief
Administrator Butler:. Thompson Tractor
Company, Inc. $156,799.00: Tractor &
Equipment Company, Inc. $174,210.00.
RECEIVE BIDS #9900-10/FINANC-
ING ROAD DEPARTMENT EXCAVA-
TOR-Pursuant to advertisement to receive
sealed bids (#9900-10) for financing of the
excavator for the Road Department (in the
amount of $150,000.00 for five years), the
following bids were tabled for review by-
Attorney McFarland: Capital City Bank
6.08%;' Citizens Federal Savings Bank
8.25%; NBC Leasing Company 6.15%;
Wewahitchka State Bank 6.55%; Kislak
National Bank 5.5%.
PUBLIC HEARING WATERWAY
TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDINANCE-
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of an ordi-
nance regulating operation of vessels upon
the waterways in Gulf County, Attorney
McFarland read the proposed ordinance by
title. Upon inquiry by. John 'Tatum,
Attorney McFarland reported that the ordi-
nance gives the Board authority to regulate
traffic on waterways, but a separate resolu-
tion must be advertised and adopted for
each area which is to have speed regula-
tions posted. Upon inquiry by Joe Hooper,
Attorney McFarland reported that this ordi-
nance will only regulate inland waterways.
Schley Kemp appeared before the Board to
state that he Is opposed to this ordinance
because it does not specify locations. After
further discussion that resolutions must be
advertised and adopted for each specific
location. Commissioner Knox motioned to
adopt the following titled ordinance after
amending Sectiuon I (b) to require a 3' x 5"
advertisement for each resolution to be
adopted. Commissioner Yeager seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2000-03
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE
OPERATION OF VESSELS AND MOTOR-
BOATS UPON THE WATERS OF GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA: AN ORDINANCE
AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS TO REGULATE THE
SPEED OF MOTORBOATS AND VESSELS
.UPON THE WATERS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA: PROVIDING FOR THE ESTAB-
LISHMENT OF SPEED LIMITS AND SLOW-
SPEED MINIMUM WAKE ZONE BY RESO-
LUTION; PROVIDING CRITERIA FOR
ESTABLISHING SPEED LIMITS AND POST-
ING SPEED LIMIT SIGNS AND SLOW-
SPEED MINIMUM WAKE ZONE: PROVID-
ING FOR PENALTIES PROVIDING FOR A
SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Clerk's Office>'
- .. GUiF' CbrTY-LIBRARY BOARD--
George Vickery, Gulf County Library Board,
appeared before the Board to report that
the City of Wewahitchka has agreed to
donate property for a new library in
Wewahitchka, and the Library Board has
applied for a grant to construct the build-
ing. Mr. Vickery stated that they need a let-
ter of commitment from the Board that (1)
they will support this project and (2) they
will provide extra funding to offset the costs
of operating the new facility. Upon motion
.by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Stanley. and unanimous
orte. the Board agreed to submit a letter of
support Nolan Treglown thanked the
Board for their assistance in this matter
BIG RIVER CLEANUP-Don Mmnchew.
Wewahitchka Search & Rescue, appeared
before the Board to report that volunteers
of various organizations will hold a Big
River Cleanup on Saturday. March 18th
from 8:00 until 4:00 p.m., C.T, and he
requested that everyone join in this effort to
clean up the banks of the Apalachicola
R'.er
S ADVERTISE 'FOR BIDS FIRE'
TRUCK O.F.D.-Allan Ray, Overstreet
Fire Department. appeared before the
Board to request assistance In purchasing
a fire truck for their department (they have
one that is 30 years old and one that Is 45
years old) Alter discussion that they could
trade in the old truck ard pa and pay approd-
mately S 1.50000 S2.000.00 per year.
Commissioner Peters motioned to adverse
for bids for a truck for the Overstreet Fire
Department, and Commissioner Yeager sec-'
onded the motion for discussion. After fur-
ther discussion about the Board helping
them to pay for a truck and the possibility
of checking with various agencies regarding
the possibility of having a truck donated
from a larger agency, the motion passed
unanimously.
LITIGATION BAY MEDICAL CEN-
TER/INMATE MEDICAL BILLS-Attorney
McFarland reported that the Bay Medical
vs. Gulf County lawsuit has been trans-
ferred to Gulf County jurisdiction, and he
stated that Bay Medical Center has agreed
to accept $30,000.00 to settle this lawsuit.
After further discussion anid upon motion
by Commissioner Peters,' second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board ared agreed to pay Bay Medical
$30,000.00 to settle this litigation regard-
ing outstanding inmate medical bills.
LITIGATION PROPERTY/BERMS-
Attorney McFarland presented an invoice
for expert legal services in the ongoing liti-
gation regarding property in the Stumphole
area (Jet-Air, Inc., et. al. Vs. Gulf County),
in the amount of $1,876.00, Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous'

vote, the Board approved payment of this
invoice.
T. S. ALBERTO "BUY-OUT" FUNDS-
Upon inquiry, Emergency Management
Director-Wells reported that there will be
funds left over from the T. S. Alberto "Buy-
Out" Program (amount will be determined
after the first phase closeout on March.
25th). and he is attempting to have these
funds transferred over to possibly perform
a "buy-out" of the Stumphole properties.
AWARD BID #9900-08 OLD GULF
COUNTY COURTHOUSE ROOF/BUDGET
AMENDMENT-Upon motion by
- Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board awarded Bid #9900-08 for design
and replacement of the Old Gulf County
Courthouse roof in Wewahitchka (contin-
gent upon approval by Chief Administrator


Butler and Maintenance Superintendent
Bearden that the design is satisfactory) in
the amount of $12,225.00, and they agreed
to amend the General Fund budget as fol-
lows to cover this expense:
BUDGET AMENDMENT #11
GENERAL FUND
Original Budget
Amended Budget
Increase
Decrease


EXPENDITURES: Florida that:
County Bulding Wewa Maint: I. 1 .The Gulf County Commission
Improvements to Building; #26119- respectfully requests the Florida
62100; $1,000.00; $12,225.00; $.00; Legislature to provide funding for Phase 3
$13,225.00. 'of the Panama City-Bay County Airpcrt
Reserves: Project which, will result in a master plan
Reserve for Contingencies; #99984- for a relocated airport, an environmentaJ
95000; $208,882.00; $.00; $12,225.00; 'assessment of the proposed sites to be.
$196,657.00. (End) identified in the current feasibility study,
AWARD BID #9900-09 ROAD and 80'". of the construction design of a
DEPARTMENT EXCAVATOR-Upon new facility. if the Panama City-Bay County
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Airport Authority determines that the relo-
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous cation project is economically feasible.
vote, the 'Board awarded Bid #9900-09 for 2. The Gulf County Commission
the Road Department excavator to respectfully requests the Florida
Thompson Tractor Company Inc., in the Legislature to provide funding for improve--
amount of $156,799.00. ments to the current tranportauon system
AWARD BID #9900-10-FINANCING/ accessing Gull Courty.
ROAD DEPARTMENT EXCAVATOR-Upon 3. Gulf County was designated a Rural,
motion by Commissioner Peters. second by 'Area of Critical Ecotnomic Concern by.
Commissioner Stanley. and unanimous Governor Bush in, November, 1999 and
vote. the Board agreed to reject the improvements to the current.transportation
lease/purchase bids and award to the low- systems is vital to our area for business
est convenuonal bidder for financing of the and tourist development to provide much
Road Department excavator (Bid #9900- .needed jobs for our area.
101, whichh is Capital City Bank at the rate 4. Cull' County request- that the
of 6.08% for 5 years (S 150.000 00). Panama City-Bay Count% Airport Authority
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT give this project its highest consideration in
EMPLOYEES-Upon mouon by Commis- determining its economic feasibility.
stoner Yeager. second by Commissioner 5. The Gulf County Commission also
Stanley. and unanimous vote. the Board requests that the funding is provided by the
agreed for sick leave and vacation time to Federal Aviation Administration to, con-
be retroactively accrued by newly employed struct and complete the, proposed Panama
Maintenance Department employees Bill City-Bay County Airport Authonrty Project.
Haun and Raymond Har. from the date 6. If a determination is made by the
they were hired on a temporary basis Pahama City-Bay County Airport Authority
(approximately 6 months ago), per the per- that this project is feasible, then the Gulf.
sonnel policy. County Commission respectfully requests
DISTRICT LINE RELOCATION-Chief 'the assistance of State Representatives
Administrator, Butler discussed the re- Bense and Kilmer, State Senators Childers,
drawing of the district lines in Gulf County Thomas and Clary, Li S Senators Mack and
to make them more equal, and reported Graham, Governor Bush, President
that Todd Thompson, of the House of Clinton, the Florida Department of
Representatives Office of Policy and Transportation,, the Florida Legislature, the
Research, informed him that if the County United States Congress and the Federal
will redraw their lines, he can take the new Aviation Administration in prot hiding fund-
drawing and give them the voting-age pop- ing for the Panama City-Bay County Airport
ulation in each district. Upon discussion Authority Project. Further, that the Gulf
that the changes must be made so that they County Commission directs that a copy of
can be executed in the odd year, the Board this resolution be provided to all parties
agreed for the Chairman to schedule .a mentioned.'
workshop with the School Board members SIGNED this 14th day of March, 2000.
to obtain their input regarding this matter. E.D.T.F./O.T.T.E.D. GRANT -. DASCO
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS GULF MARINE-Upon motion by Commissioner
COUNTY E.M.S./GRANT. FUNDS-Chief Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley.
Administrator Butler reported that Gulf and unanimou-s 'ote. the Board agreed to
County E.M.S. has received a grant to put- request a third extension ,on the Dasco
chase an ambulance, and the County's out- Marine grant project
of-pocket money will be approximately OAK GROVE/HIGHLAND VIEW
$2,000.00. Upon motion by Commissioner WATER SYSTEMS-Chief Administrator
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley. Butler reported thatthere are currently
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to enough funds available In the Oak Grove
advertise to receive sealed bids to purchase and Highland View Water System Bond &
an ambulance. Sinking Funds to pay off the debts on these
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FLATBED systems. and the City of Port St. Joe may
TRUCK/ROAD DEPARTMENT-Upon be interested in taking over the Oak Grove
motion by Commissioner Stanley, second Water System las they already perform the
by Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous operations for ItJ Upon motion by
vote, the Board agreed to advertise to Commissioner Yeager, second by
receive sealed bids for a flatbed truck for Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
the Road Department. vote, the Board agreed to proceed with
FINANCING ROAD DEPARTMENT turning this system over to the City of Port
TRUCK/WATER DEPARTMENT TRUCK- St. Joe. Upon motion by Commissioner
Chief Administrator Butler reported that Knox, second by Commissioner Yeager, and
there are funds budgeted 'to make pay- unanimous vote, the Board also agreed to
ments on the Water Department truck and proceed with paying off' the debts for these
the Road Department flatbed truck, and he systems.
requested permission to use this year's COURTHOUSE ROOF PORT. ST.
funds to' pay off the water department JOE-Uponi inquiry by Commissioner.
truck, and the Board would only have to Yeager. Chief Administrator Buder reported
finance the flatbed truck Upon motion by that a meeting has. been scheduled for
Commissioner Knox. second by Thursday, March 16. 2000 with an intesu-
Commissioner Stanley. and unanimous gator from the roof contractors insurance
vote, the Board approved this request. company. Attorney McFarland reported
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FINANC- that upon checking he was told that it is a
ING/ROAD DEPARTMENT FLATBED repair or replace insurance poliy '
TRUCK-Upon motion by Commissioner TRUCK-DRIVER I ROAD DEPART-
Yeager. second by Commissioner Stanley, MENT-Lipon motion, by. Commissioner
and unanimous vote. the Board agreed to Yeager. second by Commissioner Kiox; and
advertise to receive sealed bids for flhanc- unanimous vote. the Board agreed to set
ing for the Road Department flatbed truck Road Department employee Raymond
(S40.000.00-8S45.-00.00). Atchison up to the Truck Driver I position.
GRANT GULF COUNTY CHAMBER effective March 15. 2000 as recommended
OF COMMERCE-Chief Administrator by Road Superintendent Bobby Knee.
Butler reported on a County Rural MECHANIC ROAD DEPARTMENT/
Development Program grant which Is avail- SPECIAL MEETING-Upon recommenda-
able through the Florida Association of Lion by Road Superintendent Bobby Knee.
Counties, stating that the County can pass Commissioner Yeager motioned to hire
the grant on to, an agency for administra- Stephen Shiver to fill the mechanic position
tion. He recommended that the Board allow at the Road Department. Chairman Traylor
the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce to passed the Chair to Vice Chairman Stanley.
handle this grant to develop brochures and seconded the mouon. Alter discussion,
about Gulf County Upon motion by regarding the applicauon and interview
Commissioner Stanley. second by process, the motion failed 3 to 2, with
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote, Chairman Stanley and Commi5.slorners
"the Board agreed for the Gulf County Knox and: Peters voting no Chairman
Chamber of Commerce to administer this Stanley returned the Chair to
grant. Commissioner Traylor Upon request by
ROBINSON'S CEMETERY-Chief Commissioner Knox that Greg Pickron
Administrator Butler reported that the appear at the next meeting to report on the
County will be unable to get an easement appLicauon/interiew .process,, Chairman
across the pasture near Robinson's 'Traylor scheduled a special meeting for
Cemetery. and the only way to access the Monday. March 20. 2000 at 4.00 p m.. -
cemetery Is to cross the old Church proper- E.S.T. to discuss this matter. -
ty He further reported that. in order to get POLICY SMOKING IN COUNTY
the Department of-- Environmental VEHICLES-ULipon discussion by Road
Protection and Corps of Engineers permits, Superintendent Knee about c0.-mplaints
the County must clear-cut the timber in about the cigarette smell In the County
that area (to perform the topography work)., vehicles Commissioner Stanley motioned
Chief Administrator Butler recommended to' change the County policy 'to disallow
that the Board wait until the fall to clear- smoking In County vehicles Commissioner
cut this property. when the summer work Peters seconded the notion, and it passed
load decreases and the road paying project unanimously.
is .complete. The Board approa ed this rec- RESOLUTION LOCAL MITIGATION
commendation. s STRATEGY PLAN-Upon motion by
AMNESTY DAY/HAZARDOUS MATE- Commissioner Stanley, second by
RIALS-Chief Administrator Butler report Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
ed that the annual Amnesty Day will[] be the Board adopted the following resolution
held next Saturday (3/181 i at the accepting the Local Mitigation Strategy
Courthouse in Port St. Joe between the Plan, as recommended by Emergency
hours of 9 00 a.m. and 3:00p in., E T. Management Director Wells
RESOLUTION BAY COUNTY AIR- RESOLUTION NO. 2000-08
PORT-ULpon motion by Commissioner THE GULF COUNTY BOARD. OF
Yeager. second by Commissioner Peters, COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, MEETING IN
and unanimous ote. the Board adopted REGULHLR SESSION ON THE 14TH DAY OF
the following resolution a feas- i MARCH S2000. CONSIDERED THE FOL-
bllity study regarding relocation o the Bay IrOWIqNG.
County Airport, and requesting funding for NOWHEREAS, the Gulf County RBoard ol
construction of the new facility if approved. County Commissioners (the County) creat-
RESOLUTION NO. 2000-07 h a Local Mitigtation Strategy Steering
WHEREAS, according to the Florida Committee (the Steering Committee) com-
Department of Labor and Employment praised of County and Municipal employees.
Security, Gulf County has had the highest business community representatives arid
unemployment rate in the State of Florida private citizens; and
for the past two years; and o WHEREAS, there County charged 'the
WHEREAS, according to Visit Florida Steering Committee with the responsibility
USA, this area is the second highest vehic- df assessing the hazards facing the County
ular traffic destination in the state, with an 4nd Identifying initiatives designed to
estimated 5 million tourists each year; and reduce the-impact of those hazards; and
WHEREAS, according to Tyndall Air \ WHEREAS, the Steering Committee
Force Base, the current Panama City-Bay lBas completed the hazard assessment and
County Airport is located in the Tyndall 1ias Identified numerous initiatives
Military Operations Area and the restricted designed to reduce the impact of future dis-
airspace of Tyndall.Air Force Base and Gulf asters, and
County supports protecting the Tyndall Air WHEREAS. the Steering Committee
Base and Coastal Systems Station from the las incorporated their findings and recom-
Base Realignment and Closure Commission "endations Into the Gulf County Local
of the Federal Government; and., Mitigation Strategy; and
WHEREAS, the Panama City-Bay WHEREAS, the County' is committed
County Airport Authority sought the exten- to reducing the Impact of hazards for all
slon of the existing runway into North Bay, county y residents; and
which the Gulf County Board of County .[ WHEREAS, the Gulf County Local
Commissioners supported (Resolution #97- litigation Strategy supports hazard mitiga-
24), and rather than disturb North Bay or on actions throughout the entire County;
destroy potentially hundreds of homes !; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
adjacent to the existing airport, the County tat the County adopts the Gulf County
Commission has. determined, that it Is Ilocal Mitigation Strategy to reflect the cur-
preferable to relocate the airport, if the i{ent need to identify and Implement hazard
Panama City-Bay County Airport Authority mitigation initiatives that will reduce, the
determines that the relocation of the air- county'ss susceptibility to numerous haz-
port is economically feasible; and _rds.


WHEREAS, the Gulf County t, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the
Commission seeks Improved air service by County will develop and submit funding
increasing flight destinations, Increased proposalss to the appropriate agencies to
flights for improved, scheduling, punctual nplement the hazard mitigation initiatives
,flight service and reduced airfare; and Jentified in the Gulf County Local
WHEREAS, improved air service will litigation Strategy.
not only improve the quality of life for tray- ADOPTED by a vote of 5 to 0 by the
eling Gulf Countians, but it will also make ulf County Board of County
this area more accessible to tourists and commissionerss in regular session on the
businesses who desire to conduct business 4th day of March, 2000. (End)
and trade with the citizens of Gulf County; VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICER-
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by he Board agreed for Veterans' Service
the County Commissioners of Gulf County, fflcer Williams to be absent from the


March 28th Board meeting; in order to
attend a meeting with the Wewahitchka
V.F.W.' Post to give a briefing on Veterans
Administration benefits, etc.
The meeting then recessed at 7:24
p.m., E.S T
The meeting reconvened'at 7:34 p.m.,
E.S.T.
NEKTON/GULF COUNTY SHIP-
BUILDING, INC.-Commissioner Knox dis-
cussed complaints he has: .received' from
indhiduals regarding the pay rates offered
to them by Gulf County Shipbuilding
($10.00 per hour). as opposed to the rates
they agreed ,o during their grant applica-
tion period S IC1.000 00-S35.000 00 per
year). Chief Administrator Butler reported
. that he had also been told that the owner
requested that a prospective employee sign
a 'non-unemplo'n-ent statement, agreeing
not to claim unemployment compensation
if the job is lost Alter discussion by mem-
bers of the Board that these companies
should be held accountable for items which
they agree to in order to obtain grants, the
Board requested that Attorney McFarland
check into this matter and ghle a report at
the special meeting scheduled for Monday.
March 20th.
BOAT LANDING DEPOT CREEK-
Upon discussion by Commissioner Peters'
about ownership of the Depot Creek boat
landing. It %as discussed that the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Commission has control
oier the boat landing as it lies within the
Ed Ball Resene Upon, request by
Commissioner Peters, the Board agreed to
contact them to see if the County can take
over the lease in exchange for performing
the repairs, etc..
PROPERTY BEACON HILL-
Commissioner Peters discussed a request
from George Core to accept a portion :of
property near the Beacon Hill Lighthouse
which hlie owns with several other individu-
als (a poruon of the beacon Is located on
this property LiUpon discussion regarding
the dllliculty in sun e-ing this property, the.
Board requested that Attorney McFarlahd
get with Mr Core to obtain a clear-cut utle
to thin proper,
EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER
BOARD-Commissioner Stanley thanked
.Administrator Wells for the work he has
done with the Emergency Food and Shelter
Program. and nc also reported that he
received a letter stating that the Senior
Citizens Association Is in full compliance
with their program.
1999 ROAD PAVING PROJECT/
CHANGE ORDER n2-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley regarding the three
(3)'roads listed at the bottom of change
order #2 which have no cost estimate, Chief
Administrator Butler reported that Mr.
Kennedy has been unable to obtain esti-
mates for those road's,. therefore there will
have to be -a change order #3 to include
those roads .(once estimates have been
obtained).,
Commissioner Stanley then reported
that he had a petition signed by eight (8)
property owners on Violet Pippin Road,
requesting that the road not be paved. After
disc ussion regarding the number of perma-
nent residents living on the road.
Commissioner Stanley motioned to remove
Violet Pippin Road from the road paving
project The motion died for lack of a sec-,
ond.
WORK SCHEDULE-Alter discussion
by Commissioner Stanley regarding chang-
ing to a 4-day. 10-hour work week (produc-
utivity will go up. ume off will go down),
Chairman Traylor requested that Road
Superintendent Knee check on the amount-
of sick leave used by the employees when
they, were previously on the 4/10 work
week. Alter further discussion that (I) this
would only be beneficial during Daylight
Savings Time, (2) this must be approved by
the Union, and (.) the\ need to determine
how the supervisors feel about this work
schedule, Chairman Traylor agreed to call a
workshop to discuss this issue (with super-
visors attending
MEMORANDUMS COUNTY PER-
SONNEL-Upor. inquiry' by Commissioner
Stanley, regarding a memo from the
Chairman requesting that he not submit
memorandums to County personnel Icon-
tact then by telephone). Chairman Traylor
stated that he feels Commissioner Stanley
Is creating unnecessary work for the
County personnel by sending them memo-
randums as they must respondto them mn
writing Cuommissioner Stanley stated that
the responses do not have to be in writing.
b-it he will continue to send memos so that
the personnel can have responses to all his
questions ,hen they call him back.
VOLUNTEER 'ORGANIZATIONS-
Captain Nuge-nt thanked members of, the
Search & Rescue Units and the citizenry for
their- assistancee with the .situation in
Howard Creek with the man who drowned.
O 1999 ROAD PAVING PROJECT-
Upon Inquiry.'by Commissioner Yeager.'
Chief Adminifstrator Butler reported that
the contractor should begin the road paving
project within two (2) weeks..., ..
COURTHOUSE ROOF PORT'ST.
JOE-Cnomilssioner Yeager requested that
the Courthouse roof be added to the agen-
da for the special meetingR on March.20th,.
so the Board can get a report regarding the
meeting with th'e insurance Investigator.
PROPERTY BARRIER DUNES -
SOUTH GULF COUNTY FIRE DEPART-
MENT-Commissioner YeagerYeager stated that
he had been approached about Barrier
Dune,'Seachiffs donating property to the
County lor a fire- station for the South Gulf
County, Fire Department. but there are
issues that hate arisen that must be
resolved before the County accepts the
property Commissioner Yeager then
mouirned to table this deed until a later'
date. Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
'.., AMNESTY DAY HAZARDOUS
SMATERIALS-Chief Administrator Butler.
stated that Amnesty Day will be held oh
Saturday, March 25th (he had previously
stated that it would be held on March
18th) .
ADMINISTRATION BU LDING -
CHANGE ORDERS-Upon discussion by
Chief Administrator Butler regarding the
need to run electric lines from the genera-
tor to the building, speakers systems, etc.,
Commissioner Yeager motioned "that
change order for less than .the bid amount
be approved by Chief Administrator Butler,
and then brought to the Board for their
approval at the next regular meeting.
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion
for discussion, and inquired about bidding
for electrical services for County projects.
Upon discussion that Fisher Construction
is the. contractor and may sub-contract
with anyone they choose, the motion
passed unanimously.
PAY RATE AMBULANCE EMPLOY-
EES-Upon discussion by Commissioner
Yeager about raising the base rate of pay for
ambulance drivers, etc.. Chief Adminis-tra-
tor Butler discussed that these individuals
make a less amount per hour, but their
annual salary is greater because they get
paid at time and a half for certain hours
worked. '
CENSUS 2000-Commissioner Peters


discussed that great emphasis needs to be
placed on the Census for 2000, as the
information obtained is how funding for the
County is based.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:20 p.m.. E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR. CHAIRMAN


Free PSA Blood &

Cholesterol Tests

The Gulf County Health
Department, in conjunction with
the American Cancer Society and
SmithKline Lab, will again provide
free Prostrate Specific Antigen
(PSA) blood and cholesterol
screening tests to the male resi-
dents of the Gulf County.
This test will indicate the
presence of PSA in your. blood,
and should be a regular part of
your yearly physical exam begin-
ning at age 50. If you have had
prostate problems before age 50,
are of African American descent,
or have a family history of
prostate cancer, this test may
begin at 'age 40. Your personal
physician will make the diagnosis
concerning your" PSA level.
Normal PSA levels measure less
than 4.0. Elevated PSA levels of
more than 4.0 should IMMEDI-
ATELY be followed up with a
physician.
If you have any questions
concerning your PSA level, please
contact your personal physician.,
Your PSA blood test is only PART
of a total prostate examination.
To complete this exam, your doc-
tor needs to perform a digital rec-
tal exam.
Dates of the tests are: Port St.
Joe Clinic: Thursday, May 11 and
Tuesday. May 16 from 8:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.ni. EST; Wewahitchka
Clinic: Thursday, May 18, and
Tuesday, May 23 from 8:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m. CST To schedule the
PSA/C'--'lesterol tests call the
Port St. Joe Clinic at 227-1276 or
the Wewahitchka Clinic at 639-
2644 :

SFor All Your
Advertising Needs

The Star

Publishing Co.

S (850) 227-1278


ATTEST. BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 20, 2000
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date In special
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners Tommy Knox. Nathan
Peters. Jr.. and Warren J Yeager, Jr.
absent>. ,
Others present were: Chief Deputy:
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy
Clerk Towan McLemore. Chiel
Administrator Don Butler. AdministratUe
Assistant Debbe Wlbberg. Administrator/
Emergency Management Direc'tdi Larry
Wells. Building Official/Asslstant -Planner1
Michael Hammond. Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson.
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Bearden,
Assistant Maintenance Superintendent
Steve Mork. Road Superintendent Bobby
Knee, Road Department Mechanic Greg
Pickron, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
and Sheriffs Department Captain Joe
Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at
4:00 p.m.. E.S.T.
ROAD DEPARTMENT MECHANIC-
Upon inquiry. Road Department Mechanic
Pickron discussed the ,first application
process for a new mechanic (2 applications
-1 Interview before the 2/8/00 meeting. I
came in after the 2/8/00 meeting). He
reported that when the Board re-advertised
for this position. Stephen Shiver was the
only applicant who called and requested for
his application to be re-submitted. After
discussion that there is a 6-month proba-
tion period, with an evaluation after 90
days. Commissioner Yeager mouoned to
hire Stephen Shiver (as recommended by
Road Department Mechanic Pickron).
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion.
and It passed unanimously (4-0).
NEKTON/GULF COUNTY SHIP-
BUILDING, INC.-Chief Administrator
Butler: reported on a conversation he had
with John Dixon, owner of Nekton, stating
that Mr. Dixon discussed woikfig 10 hours
Monday through' Thursday and 8 hours on
Friday to bring up the annual salary Chief
Administrator Butler stated that Mr. Dixon
reported that his only other options would
be to I1) not do as much In Gulf County as
was previously planned or (2) to amend his
grant application to lower the pay rates.
Upon discussion by members o1 the Board
that these companies should be required to "
follow their grant application agreements.
Chief Administrator Butler reported that a .
meeting could be held with the E.D.C.
.Chairman, a County Commissioner, Mr.
Dixon, and himself if necessary.
WATERWAY RESOLUTION ADVER-
TISEMENTS-Upon motion by Commis'
sioner' Knox, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous (4-0) vote, the
Board agreed to advertise to adopt resolu-
tions to place speed zones at (1) the
entrance of the Gulf County Canal (4/10 of
a mile) from St. Joe Bay and (2) the entire
length of Howard Creek, as soon as the
ordinance is in effect.
COURTHOUSE ROOF PORT ST.
JOE-Chief Administrator Butler reported
on his meeting with Jimmy Cobb (G & G
Consultant's) regarding, the Courthouse
roof. Chief Administrator Butler reported
that Mr. Cobb stated that. the insurance
policy could be nullified because of (1)
standing water on the roof, (2) placement of
the antenna, and (3) placement of the satel-.
lite dish. Mr. Cobb further stated that all
the company will do is repair the leaks, and
they will be sending a contractor over to:
patch the leaks.
The meeting the recessed at 4:17 p.m.,
E.S.T. to allow the Board members and
staff to inspect the roof.
The meeting reconvened at 4:26 p.m..
E.S.T. ,


Chief Administrator Butler and mem-,
bers of the Board discussed the damage
which has been done to the insulation, ceil-
ing tiles, etc. below the Courthouse roof
because of the leaks, and discussed having
an architect and/or roofer to inspect the
roof to recommend what can be done. Upon
further discussion about the insurance pol-
icy carried by. the previous ,contractor,
Commissioner Peters motioned to proceed
with litigation regarding the poor Job done
in repairing the roof. Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 4:35 p.m.. E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATrTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK










'I i k:


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


1997 Cadillac Sedan Devile, 4 door.
43.400 miles, Norstar engine, P/W, P/L
cruise, tilt cassette, for more info., call
229-6961. tfc 4/13
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee-Laredo,
4x4, V8, loaded, 135k hwy. miles, exc.
c6nd., $7,500. 1987 Jeep Wrangler-
Perfect capemobile, 4x4, 4"cyl., custom
tires & rims, rusty, $2,500. Will consid-
er trades. 229-2748. Itc 4/13
1985 Olds Delta 88. runs good, needs
tire, $1,100. Call Becky, 229-6961 (day)
or 647-8384 (night). Ifc 3/30
'94 Suburban, new tires, runs & looks
good, 3 seats, grey int. w/white ext.,
$14,000. Call 227-3412 or 229-8997,
ask for Bill. tfc 4/6


In Callaway, just across DuPont bridge,
nice 2BR/1BA, 14' wide mobile home,
unfurn., CH/A. w/s/g incl., $400/mo +
$200 damage dep. Avail. May 6. Call
648-5905 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, $300/mo. +
S150 dep. Call 648-8616. 2tc 4/6
Large aircraft hangar & adjacent stor-
age, power avail., concrete floor, Costin
Airport, 8300/mo. Call Land & Castle
Realty, Inc. 850-229-9228. 3tc 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. -ip 3/23
FOR RENT: Trailer at 118 Narvaez St.,
St. Joe Beach, 2BR/IBA. C/A, 229-
6825, No pets, dep. required. 41p 3123
For Rent: Gulf Aire executive 3BR/2BA
townhouse, garage. screened porch,
pool. tennis court. private beach.
$750/mo. Call 647-8760. 4tp 3/23


_ For Rent: 3BR apartment in Port St.
Joe, 907 Long Ave. Very Nice, 1200 sq.
i ft. W/D connections. Contact Pruden-
tUal Resort Realty, 227-2000 Lic 4/6


For Sale: 1997 15' 11" Lowe Alum.
fishing boat w/side console, rated for 5
persons, 40HP Johnson motor w/power
trim & oil injection. Bass boat design
w/all the extras, galvanized trailer. exc.
cond., 85,000. Call 827-8920 lip 4/13
Kevlar Olympic Sprint Racing Kayak,
19 lbs., Very Fast. S750, Call 227-7388.


House for rent in Wewahlitchka. Newly
remodeled 2BR/IBA. laundry rm.,
30x 15 enclosed back porch. New A/C &
heat unit, new rugs, paint & screen
30x20 storage shed, no pets. S430/mo.
w/8430 see. dep., Call 227-3511. tfc 4/6
Trader for rent at Gulf Shore Court, St.
Joe Beach. No pets, I blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. tfe 4/6


16 ft. fiberglass boat, w/60HP John- 2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
son & trailer, SI.850. 227-1738. Irp 4/13 Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. ti fc/6


Perception Sabre Whitewater Kayak.
like new condition w/cockpit travel
cover & sprayskirt. 8250. 227-7388.
16.5 ft. Cobla boat & trailer, center
console. 81,100 or trade for 15 to 25HP
outboard motor, 227-1629. 2tp 4/13
21 ft--Bass Buggy Pontoon-boat only,
rebuilt 1997, Call Ken, 229-9700. ,,.,3
Kayak for Sale: Prijon Seayak, like new
Full expedition equipped w/rudder.
S850. 227-7388.
1997 SeaCat 23' for sale or trade.
Loaded. Twin 140 Suzukt w/ext. war-
ranUes. T-top, live well, electronics,
trailer. 648-4365. Lfc 3/23


75ft. 1974 shrimp boat. Lady Caline,
steel, 343 catapillar, 271 generator, 6.. I
clutch, all electronics. Boat in Apalach-
Icola. Mark Crosby, 850-670-8070..,,..n


35ft. fiberglass shrimp boat, fully
rigged, radar. etc. Ready to use.
S17.500. Call 850-653-2565. 7tp 3/23
1993 Key West. 17 1/2 ft. walk thru
windshield. I l5HP Mercury. stereo.,
VHF. bottom machine, drive on trailer,
Call 229-8403. 4tp 3/16


KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-bailing, sta-
ble. safe and FUNI 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tic 4/6

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






Storage Units for rent in Port St. Joe,
$25/mo., Call 639-3600. tfc 4/6
In Mexico Beach, 2BR/2BA home for
rent, 2 blocks from beach. Call 648-
4365. tfc 4/13


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


Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
tfc 4/6


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


2BR house In Howards Creek for rent.
Fenced in yard. 850-256-0408 or 256-
2999. 2tc 4/13


Apartments/Homes for Rent: I to 3 BR.
apartments., duplexes, and homes for
rent in Mex. Bch. Fuin.& unfurnished.
Call Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. Ltc 4/6


We have several long/ short-term rental
units at Mex. Bch. & Cape San Bias.
Monthly, Weekly & Daily Off-Season
Rates Now Available! Call Gulf Coast
Realty at Cape San Bias 227-9600 or
Mex. Bch 648-5449. tfc 4/6

Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
Mexico Beach
Mobile Home Lots
For Rent
648-8201 c 4 6


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. I BR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc 4/6


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. Lic 4/6

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

229-6200


For Rent
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS., 125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to w1ll carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 o


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
Onsite Management
S" Voice/TTY Access
S(352) 472-3952


Quaint building, cle an, small. easy, to
decorate, ideal for small. weddings,
recep. dinners. Great rates. For info.,
call 227-1776. tfc 4/6


ATTENTION RENTERS
S \ /


Due to the small number of
applicants presently on our
waiting list for federal rental,
assistance in Gulf County,
the Northwest Florida Re-
gional Housing Authority is
resuming the acceptance of
applications for persons/fam-
ilies qualifying for assistance
under the Section 8 Rental
Assistance Program effective'
April 24, 2000. Funded by.
the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Devel-
opment (HUD), pursuant to
24CFR 882.209(8).


['GARAGc2E-1SALE


MOVING SALE: Sat., April 15, 8:00-
1:00, Ave. C. Many household items &
furniture. Everything must go. All pro-
ceeds benefit Gulf Co. ARC. ltc 4/13
3 Family Yard Sale: Sat., April 15, 8
a.m.-12 noon, Pridgeon Rd & Hwy 71 at
end of White City Bridge. 4-wheeler, 2-
man boat, furniture, clothes, baseball
bats. crafts, lots of misc. Items. Irp 4/13
Craft Sale::Thurs., Fri., & Sun. 10 a.m.-
to 5 p.m. 215 Charles Ave., White City.
Wood crafts, windchimes, afghans, pots
& pot holders. Something for, the gar-
dener & the homemaker. Rain cancels.
Itc 4/13


HELP WANTED


Now taking applications for employ-
ment at St. Patrick's Seafood, 405,
Woodward Ave., PSJ 4tc 4/13

P/T or F/T Shucker needed. must be
dependable, work weekends. Apply-at.
Half Shells, Mexico Beach. Itc 4/13


P/T Desk Clerk/Housekeeper for
small motel. Call 648-5771. 2tc 4/13
Computer Technician needed, experi-
ence in hardware & software trou-
bleshooting a must. Networking & Soft-
ware Development experience a plus.
Please. fax resume w/salary require-
ments to 850-227-9352. He 4/13
'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, 4487 Lafayette St.. Suite
4, Marianna, FL 32446 (850-482-9296)
by April 14, 2000.. tfc 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


FULL-TIME position'ravailable; for
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at
growing active real estate company.,
High traffic office with many walk-ins
offers a great advantagell Training pro-
vided. Take, advantage of our active real
estate market now!! Call Barbara
Harmon, 648-5767. tfc 4/6
Walker Dixie Dandy in HV help wanted.
Night & Weekends. Must be 2 1 yrs old.
Call 227-1376. 2tc 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
The Gulf County Senior Citizens has. a
homemaker position open in, the
Wewahitchka 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 tall 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 fon the City's Parks. and
Recreation Dept. The rate of pay is
$5.86/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
Housekeepers needed for weekly
rentals. Seasonal Saturday work.
Commitment, dependability, quality
work and a car needed. Experience pre-
ferred. Training required. $6-S10/hr.
Immediate need. Beachside Cleaning
Services, 648-2236. 10tc 3/30
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. uc4,:6
Applications now being accepted at Fish
House Restaurant for: Walitstaff, bar-
tender, dishwasher, cook, prep cook.
Must be 18 yrs. age. tfc 4/6


House Keeping Inspector, seasonal
work. Indian Pass--Cape San Bias.
weekend work required. Reliable and
dependable person with own trans-
portation. Fantasy Properties. Simmons
Bayou Office. Apply in person or call
227-2511. tfe 4/6
Air conditioning and electrical work-
er needed for Garry L. Gaddis Air
Conditioning. Call 648-5474. liefc 4/6
Now accepting applications for exp.
cooks and wait staff for DocSide Cafe
at PSJ Marina. 3tc 4/6
FULL-TIME Receptlon/Reservationlst
position at growing active Real Estate
office. Some computer experience
required. Must have positiUve attitude
and willing to work Saturdays. Call
Barbara Harmon. 648-5767. tfe 4/6
Sales agents needed immediately for
the upcoming summer season. Take
advantage of over 200 rental units and
heavy walk-in traffic. Part-time and full-
time positions available. Call Jay Rish
at Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty, 227-
9600. 3tc 3/30

Pianist, paid position. Traditional wor-
ship service at Ist United Methodist
Church of Mex. Bch. If interested,
please call church office at 648-8820. If
no answer, leave message & phone
number. .... tfc 4/6


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CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559


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

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


'l- Commercial
Termite & Pest Control.,
STeimiio Treaimerr.s Restaurant Motel
SFlea Cor roi Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
S ecaiz ,g rn 'acolicn Rental Properties
U FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
S "Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections'.
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products

648-3018 or229-8720


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


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










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- 29-8416
S RA 78I ER0007623


Office: 85. 229-6018
Atc Fax: 85%'`29-8976


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. lic 4/6

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




Service

FULL LAWN SERVICE,
I will work for you.
Clyde Sanford

(850) 648-8492

4to4/13


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC .1038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
-Where Qualay Is Higher Than Price"
229-8631


Steve Brant's



ROOFING

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

229-6326

Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218
*. tfc 4/6


2026 Marvin Avenue
',4a1 JPort St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081

S.. Phone(850)

S25 ears peienc 4/229 68.59
tic 4/6


Fine


,{tftentiot to- etaui K
Michael Wood -. Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190


( GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
F48 L474IUCENSE ER0010992, RAt 154218


I FOR RENT I FOR RENT I HELP WANTED I HELP WANTED I HELP WANTED I


--mw- RM


Due to continued growth, we are Imme-
diately seeking progressive enthusiastic
RN's, Surgical Nurses, LPN's. &
Nurses' Aides, to staff all shifts. An
outstanding opportunity for experi-
enced nurses with a commitment to
superior patient care and a desire to
work in an open progressive environ-
ment. These positions offer competitive
salary and a comprehensive benefits
package. These are F/T, P/T, and PRN,
positions. For more information, please
call 227-1121, Gulf Pines Hospital, Port
St. Joe, Florida. 4tp 3/30

The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Camp Counselor.
Persons having applications on file in
the School Board Office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
mlitted. Application form and, job
descriptions should be sent to Ms. Sara
Joe Wooten, Director, Gulf County
School Board. 150 Middle School Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Application
deadline is April 11, 2000, 12:00
NOON, E.T. The Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity employer.
2tc 4/13
Housekeepers needed for Mexico Beach
and Cape San Bias areas. Weekend
work required. Must have transporta-
tion. Apply In person at Fantasy
Properties, Mexico Beach Dr.. or
Simmons Bayou office. 648-5146. tuc 1/6
Quality Control Inspector/ Mainte-
nance Coordinator needed for rental
division of busy real estate office. Must
have reliable transportation & customer
service oriented. Please call Prudential
Resort Realty,. St. Joseph Bay Office,
227-2000 for an Interview appt. I-e 4/13
Cashier needed, FT help. Call Tammy
229-8775 at Cape Trading Post. tfc 3/9
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 324 10. FAX
r: 850-648-5779. E-MAIL ADDRESS:
PARKERREALTY@DIGITALEXP.COM
tfc 4/6

Help Wanted at Slice & Ice, Hwy 98,
Mexico Beach. Must be 18 yrs. old.
Driver's license is a plus. Please apply
In person. tff,4/P


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blesaning Contractors needed for 20
vacation rentals on the Scenic Route &
Indian Pass. Experience in crew man-
-agenient a must. Please call Prudential
Resort Realty, St. Joseph Bay Office,
2-27-2000 for an interview appt. itc 4/13


Experienced Lawn Service Personnel
needed to help in lawn service company.
A driver's license is required. We prefer
someone with a truck. Please call 850-
229-6435. 2tp 4/13


SHUCKERS & PACKERS

NEEDED.

at PristineOyster.Com

in the Carrabelle and

Apalachicola plants.

Call 850-697-8691

3tc 4/6


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 4/6




FOUND: V Tech 900 MHz cordless
phone on Sat., March 25 on Ave. D near
Hwy 98. May be picked up at TheStar.
FOUND: Keys for Honda. Found at Hwy
98 and 4th St. area of Mexico Beach. To
claim this property, call the Mexico
Beach Police Dept. at 850-648-4790 &
refer to case #0004101. ltc 4/13
Classified Advertising Works!l
Ask Our Advertisersil
Call 227-1278
to Place Yoursil ..


Furniture for Sale: 2 loveseats with
matching chair, perfect cond., 1 1/2 yrs
old, $500, 227-3611 day or 227-3252
,night. 2tc 4/13
Weight Bench w/leg lifts & 110#
weights. Like New, $50, 227-7388.
30" Gas Range, good cond., $60, 227-
1738. ltp 4/13
Large Panasonic microwave .w/turn-
:table. Works great, $35. Mitsubishi 1i9"
,color T.V., also works good, $35. Call,
647-2604. Itp 4/13
For Sale: Used 3 ton Hell Central A/C
unit w/electrlc heat, $600. Call 827-
6828. Ask for Dusty. 2tc. 4/13
Small 2BR Trailer for sale, S 1.700 OBO.
Call 639-5832 itc 4/13
For Sale: 5x8 utility trailer w/gate. S395
Murray 38" lawn tractor w/12 1/2HP
engine, like new. 8595. 647-8314. f.4/13
S. WORK FROM HOME ,
Get paid what you're worth
Earn S500-S1500 p/t S2000-84000
f/t. Call 1-800-840-7446.


HELPANTE HEPWATntique uprightWANT pianoC buAEOt InSC1


Antique upright piano,,built in 1901,
good starter piano, make offer. Call 827-
7261. 2tc4/6
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
Strawberries for Sale-You pick. Sweat-
more Ranch. Call for directions. 850-
722-4819. 6tc 3/23
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St.. PSJ tic 4/6
Free' "Non-Denominational" Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Christian & no-
thing else Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929, \Vewa-
hitchka, FL 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch@ao.com tfc 4/13


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REEVES
Furniture 8 Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
S.tc, c4/6






FREE TO GOOD HOME: 3-v.-old female
Australian Blue Healer. Call Robbie at
827-2363. 2tp 4/6
Puppies FREE to good homes only.
Sheepdog/lab/chow mix, all black or
gold. Call 647-8155 2tc 4/13
Hurry while they last! Beautiful, AKC
reg. miniature poodle puppies. 6 wks.
old; 2 blk. I white, all male. 1st shots +
wormed, In PSJ. Asking $200 ea Call
227-1710. ltc4/13


T ADES and SERVICE


I. C. Enterprises 202 Reid A.enue
1PS J. Joe. 1. 32456
850-227.9414
Fa, 229 41

RadioShack
Aulhoized Sales Center

MARY KAY -
MARGARET PRESSWOOD.
independent Beauty Cor.,uliqnt
58 Hwy. 98 Melico Beach, FL
850-648-4896

ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
Se 647-3328
Free Eshmates RF0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
tic 4/6




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


Painting -

Interior
Exterior
Free Home Phone
Estimates 850-647-9276

Carpentry, Windows,
oi Room Additions, etc.
S. Quality work
at affordable prices
"The House Doctors" Lic.-
#0066513. General Contractor.,
850-647-3452 tfc4/6


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

Mary Kay Cosmetics
Betty Lewis,
Beauty Consultant
909 10th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6005


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


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 13tp3/2

*Transmission Service Owner. David Gainous
'Oil Changes'Engine Overhauls
GAINOUS AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE
Complete Automotive Services
643 Dblphin St., Highland View,
Port St. Joe, FL 324.56
Phone (850) 227-7514 Mobile (850) 227-5072



Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Phone Mobile
OWNER: Ben Sherrill ,ic 4. ,


4/6


THE CABINET SHOPPE

.J"EFF OWELL9'WNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port Si Joe, FL 32456 Fax 648-8752

PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
N (850) 229-6460
hil Collier Residential Contractor
tfc 4/6 Licensed and Insured Lic #RR-0067199

Hang ing Baskets Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Salt-Tolerant Ornamentals
Grounds Covers & M'uc Mu orel

ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-21 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
tfc 4/6


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

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! tfc 4/6


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 UMFRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Nisle New ail 0 EMalwt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6907 or 227-5373
.. lfc /6


STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner

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

QUALITY STUCCO WORK


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


p MARVIN'S
Satellite Service
ojl31 Gergio Avenue Call (850 647 3171
PorSt Joe FL 32456 Cell (850) 899-1061



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


PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR RR0067101
639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME
VINYLL SIDING. QAL TYWO R *rSOFFIT ANDFACiA*
*CARPORTS+ .H+ FIP PATIOO COVERS*
*SCREEN ROOMS* R' 'E+ # *FLORIDA ROOMS
DECKS* *LICENE PORCHES*
*AWNINGS* *INSURED *SHUTTERS*
WINDOWS+ WARAwN G UTTERS*

SCREEN ROOM 10'X 16' ---- $1495
SINGLE CARPORT 10' X 20' 0 $995
DOUBLE CARPORT 20' X 20' ------- -- ---.---- $1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14' X 65'--- $2495
10' X16' INSULATED FLORIDA ROOM $4995


Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
SWillard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8485
S, tfc4/6


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



Sellfwiose linwanted Itenms
ifth A C sified Ad! -
P(Mce yours /ow! 227-1278,


CAROL DIXON
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Youpon St. Port St., Joe, FL
850-227-1568
:MARY KAY


PRECISION
CARPENTRY
REMODELING
RENOVATION
REPAIRS
Trim and finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheeirock .&
ceiling texture.
All types of carpentry work.
Insured Over 25 years experience.
(850) 227-7388


R. J. P lumbingf
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL
Insured Ralph & Ruthie Jamerson 24 Hour
S130 N. Christopher Robin Rd. Service
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
LIC. #RF0067111

Home: 850-639-4723 Mobile: 850-819-5784
41C 3'50



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
t


I We 9-an Produ^ce All
Types Ocf Campaign
Material And We Do It
All Locallyll Signs.,
T-Shirts at Magnetics


I~ B O Y ER. ST 8 0 l7E 77


7- :_.- s'r. slslolw..7=r777r
PORT ST". JOE, FL.. 8V A-0 1 <



Mize Pluming, Glass A Suppl Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
Lic. #ERo013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
'& New & Remodeling Construction Ic 4/6




SecondMate Handyman Service


If your Mate is Too Busy for that
Call SecondMate
Lawn Maintenance
Odd Jobs


Odd Job,


House Cleaning
Shopping


Ron Westmark
850-229-8334
Locally Licensed & Insured
tfc 4/6


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PAG_ SB TESA.PR T O.FL*TUSA.ARL1.20


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 00-98-CA
J. P. NORTON,
Petitioner.
vs.
0. B. STUCKEY, If living, and If dead.
then to his unknown heirs at law,
legatees, devisees or grantees, and
RUrTH MURPHY STUCKEY. If living.
and if dead. then to her unknown heirs
at law. legatees, devisees or grantees.
Respondents.
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: 0. B. STUCKEY. If living, and If dead, then
to his unknown heirs at law. legatees.
devisees .or grantees, whose last known
address was:
6566 Highway 189N Baker FL 32531
RUTH MURPHY STUCKEY, if living.
and If dead, then to her unknown heirs at
law, legatees. devisees or grantees, whose
last known address was:
6566 Highway 189N Baker FL 32531
RE: Beginning at the Northeast Corner of Lot 25
in Block "A" Beaty Subdivision of White
City, as recorded in the Office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court. Gulf County, Florida. in
Plat Book 1, page 23: thence run N2330'E
for 60 feet; thence run N6630W for 945
feet for Point of Beginning. from said Point
of Beginning run N66*30W along North
boundary of Beaty Avenue for 75 feet;
thence run N23*30'E for 110 feet to the
Southwest Comer of G. B. Sheffield proper-
ty; thence run S66*30E along the South
boundary of G. B. Sheffield property for 75
feet: thence run S2330W 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





AKC reg. adorable small Chihuahua
puppies, vet. checked & shots w/papers
Puppies ready now. Only 3 left. 850-
648-5994. ltc 4/13

FREE TO GOOD HOME: Black lab mix,
male. Call 229-9206, tfc 4/6


Need. Ektra Cash?-
Place your Classified
Ad With Us",


to quiet title to the above described property has
been filed against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, If any, to THOMAS
S. GIBSON of RISH. GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.,
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 original with the
Clerk of this Court. either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or Immediately thereafter, or a
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
the 14 day of March. 2000.
BENNY C. LISTER
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /a/ TMnya Knox
Deputy Clerk
4tc, March 23 and 30 and April 6 and 13, 2000.
LEGAL AD
On March 23,2000. The Board of Regents of Florida
Acting For and On Behalf of Florida State University
filed'an application with the Federal Communica-
tions Commission for authority to construct a new
non-commercial, FM translator station. The pro-
posed translator will operate on FM channel 216,
91.1 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 250
S watts and a height above average terrain of 29
meters, and will be located in Port St. Joe. FL. at the
cornerr of Long Ave. and Eleventh St. The proposed
translator will rebroadcast the signal of WFSU-FM,
FM channel 205, 88.9 MHz. located at 1600 Red
Barber Plaza. Tallahassee, FL.
3tc,'April 6. 13. and 20. 2000.

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I. Katherine Harris. Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, do hereby give notice .that a GEN-
ERAL ELECTION will be held in GULF County, State
of Florida. on the SEVENTH day of NOVEMBER,
A.D. 2000. to fill or retain the following offices:
President and Vice-President
United States Senator
Representative In Congreds: District 2





* House on pilings for sale by owner:
1200 sq.ft., living space + ,600 sq.ft.
downstairs enclosure on 1/2 acre on
, Cape San Bias. Gulf View, 3BR/2BA,
ceiling fan in every, room, cathedral ceil-
ing in living rm., CH/A, like new
whirlpool appliances frefrlg., micro-
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 8200.000. Call 227-
7388 for appointment.


Crystal Sands

REALTY, INC.

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

414 Arizona Drive Mexico Beach Are you looking for your tropical par-
adise2 Then this is the home for you'll This Southern paradise is located in a
quiet neighborhood within walking distance to the beach. Most beautiful land-
scaping in area.
is l ,c., Accented with palm
trees, crepe myrtles

paradise Fenced yard
with privacy fence. This
beautiful six year home
has 3 bedrooms and 2
baths, new carpet
throughout, living room
with stone fireplace, ceiling fans in all rooms, attic fan, 2 1/2 car garage with
workshop, central heat/air, all appliances included. Many extras, including
2x6 all exterior walls, also extra insulation for heating & cooling. Hhome has
captured that Southern look, $185,000.
.6t 2/10


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


Lot #2, Clifton Place Gulf front
lot located in private, brick-
paved, community with two
swimming pools. Approx.
50'x390' avg. dpth.. Last gulf
front lot for sale in the subd.
MLS#2937. $189,000.


NEW Barrier Dunes Units 8
more units have been put on the
market in this private, gated
community which offers a pool,
tennis courts and fishing ponds.
Option pre-construction upgrades
are available! Call for more
details! Prices start at $129,900.


212 Balboa Beautiful Gulf view Ponce de Leon 2 lots available.
from the deck of this nice mobile Approx. 75'x 150'. A block and a
home, which is located on a comer half from the beach. Cleared lots
lot. Lot size is approx. 100'xl50'. with fill dirt. Ready to build!
Also has an attached workshop. MLS#4946, 4947. $32,000,
MLS#4865. $110,000. $32,500.


Gulf County General Manager Vickie Davis
Realtor Associates (Cape San Bias): MLS.
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher, Kim Harrison, Linda Ulm
Realtor Associates (St. Joe Beach) Cathy Kitchens, Margaret Presswood,
Tommy Luster, Teri Palmer, John Chivetta,

Apalchic.a00624 St. Gogs land180055-479
Ca^^S^rrabele 00-63-562 9wwwfloida-b^eah ^^com


State Attorney:' Judicial Ciruit 14
Public Defender. Judicial Circuit 14
State Senator District 3
State Representative: District 7
Supreme Court, Retention of Three Justices "?
First District Court of Appeal. Retention of Five
Judges
Circuit Judge., Fourteenth Judicial Circuit:
Groups 3 and 8 .
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Sheriff
Property Appraiser
,Tat Collector
Superintendent of Schools 4
Supervisor of Elections "
School Board: Districts 3 and 4
County Commissioner: Districts 1. 3 and 5
Tupelo Soil and Water Conservation District:
Groups 1. 2, 3, 4 and 5
Harbor Master for the Port of Port Saint Joe
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto setsmy hand
and affixed the Great Seal of the State of Florida, at
Tallahassee. The Capital., this Second day of March',
A.D., 2000.
/s/ Katherine Harris
Secretary of State
2tc, March 30 and April 13. 2000. "


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-18
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-..
poratlon Interested in providing the following
goods/service:
One (1) Hook Lift Truck
Bid price to Include delivery, and the delivery dale
must be specified. Liquldated damages of 825 00 ptr
day will be assessed for each day goods remain
undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained from the Gulf






For Sale or Rent: 2 and 3BR mobile
homes AND Lots In Highland View. Call
647-9358. tfc 4/6

For Sale/Rent: 2 & 3 BR mobile homes
and LOTS in HV Call 647-9358. ,,sao

Closing Fell Through-Must Sell. Lg
2BR/1BA home on two fenced lots..
Appraised for $45,000. Will sell for
$35,000. Could easily be made Into 3BR
Located a few blocks from the schools.
Will possibly rent for $375/mo. Call
227-3327 for details. 2tp 4/13

House for Sale or Lease. Mini-ranch.
1987 Omni, 28x50' DW 3BR/2BA w/
jacuzzi, fireplace, dishwasher, garbage'
disposal, screened back porch & front
deck. Located on 2 acres of fenced pas-
ture w/shade trees &.minipaddocks w/
open stalls. Located 20 ml. from Mexico
Beach, 1 ml. from Dead Lakes, 1/4 mi.
from Chipola Landing & 30 ml. from
Panama City. This is a great
opportunity for animal lovers, fishing
nuts & beach bums. as well as plenty of
shopping while living in the country.
$60,000. Call 850-639-2021 or page
.850-874-5848. 4tc 4/13

For sale by owner: 3BR/2BA 52x24 DW
mobile home on 75x150 lot, wood deck
front/back, newi roof, .no repairs need:
ed. 12x12 storage shed 1 1/2 blks from
Gulf in St. Joe Beach. Appraised/
$65,000. Selling/$62.500. Exc. cond.
Call 647-3111 or 647-8980. t' fe 4/6f


"Golfers Dream Come True." Beautiful
high/dry 1/2 acre lot/Cape Plantation
sub., overlooks 17th fairway of St. Joe
Bay Country Club. Close to town,
schools & beaches. Must see to appreci-
ate. Priced to sell. 850-229-9431. tfc 4/6

For Sale in WEWA: 426 Pineyiew, 4BR/
3BA 2,500 sq.ft. Lux. 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

Lot for Sale/Lease: 9000 block of Olive,
Beacon Hill, 100'xl50'. Ready to move
on. Call 229-7159 or 647-8352. 3tc 4/13

Lot for sale In Mexico Beach. Grand Isle
iSub., corner of Williams Way & Charles
Corner. Water & sewer. $42,000. 850-
647-3349 before 9:00 P.M. 4tp 4/6

Lots for sale: 3 Gulf View lots on Hwy.
98. Frontage 52.7 ft., Depth 331.34 ft.,
$85,000 ea. 227-2077 after 5:00 p.m.,..

House for Sale: 2015 Marvin Ave.. 3BR/
2BA. hrdwd firs.. I Ift. cell., priv. fence.
sprinkler sys., many extras. By appt.
only, S135,000. 229-8806. 41c 3/23

3BR/2BA stucco house on 3/4 acres in
Wewa. Lg fr. porch, garage, nice yard,
895.000. 850-639-4182 after 6PM. (ETl.
3ic 3/30

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

House For Sale By Owner: 4BR/2BA,
fenced yard, boat'shed, 1703 Garrison
Ave. $85,000. 850-229-8474. tfc 2/3

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. tfc 4/6

For Sale: 3BR/2BA. DW. mobile home
on 75x150 lot in quiet neighborhood in
SJB. Asking $55,000. 647-3292.tfc 4/6

Lots for sale in PSJ. 4 lots comer of
Palm Blvd.& 19th St. high & dry, no fill
needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227-
2112 day or 229-8409 night. tfc 4/6

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






YOUNG 83-yr. oldsteir will buy od
working 486 computer, complete os/j
.$100-$150. Call 647-8458 Itp
WANTED: Used 4-wheeler in gopd
cond. Call Eric at 229-8997 or 229-
6864.


.g County Clerk's 01tlce at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
JK Blvd.. Room, 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone
I, (850) 229-6113/Fax (850) 229-6174. Questions
should be directed to Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford at (850) 227-3696.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this .is a
SSEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER
Bids will be received until Monday, April 24, 2000 at
5:00p.m., E.D.T., at the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.. Room 148.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY., FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairnan
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk
2tc, April 13 and 20, 2000.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
WILLIAM B. McCROAN.
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of WILLIAM
B. McCROAN deceased. File Number 00-22-CP Is
pending in the Circuit'Court for Gulf County.
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe. Florida 32457. The
names and addresses of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's attorney are set
forth below:
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other pet-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice Is served with-
in three months after the date of the first publication
of this notice must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS,
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands again t IJhe dece-
dent's eAtale must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice Is April 13. 2000
Attorney for Personal Representative-
/s/ J. PATRICK FLOYD
P 0. Drawer 950
Port St. Joe. Florida 32457
(8501 227.7413
FLORIDA BAR NO 257001
Personal Representative
/s/ WILLIAM G McCROAN *
117 Barbara Drive
PortSt. Joe', FL32456
2tc, April 13 and 20, 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 99-190CA
ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
Plaintiff,
vs.
L DAVID DEAN and wife,
MARGARET CONN DEAN.
Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARGARET CONN DEAN .
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN. LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS
11383 Harris Drive
Gulfport. Mississippi 39503
YOU ARE NOTIFIED thai a foreclosure com-
plaint on the following described property located in
.Gulf County. Florida:
Lots 2 and 3. Block 10. Less the South 25
feet of Lot 3. Block 10. according to the offi-
cial map thereof on file in the onice of the
Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County.
Florida. being the Corrective Replat of Twin
Lakes Subdivision


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W St. George Island


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOB. FL 9 THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2000


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


St. Joseph Bay Office Barrier Dunes at Cape San Bias
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 1. 10 Barrier Dunes Dr.ve,. Por Sf, Joe FL 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110 850.229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107







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


CAPE SAN BLAS BAYFRONT -
"Kilgallin Home." A luxurious
3BR/2BA home with cathedral ceiling,
worm wood interior with lots of win-
dows, hardwood and tile floors, fire-
place, elegant master bath, porch,
satellite dish, workshop. $250,000.


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


MEXICO BEACH COMMERCIAL .
Canalfront. Waterfront octrastruc-
ture on busy highway, located next to
marina, zoned C-1, offers 5 income-
producing wet slips. $299,000.
-MLS#5065.


MLS#4160
&1998The Pruoer.I.al Real Estale Affiliates Inc Tre Prudenlial and *, are regi-lere-d service marks
ofa The Pruderlial Insurance Company ol America Equal Housing Opportunilt
Each CompanV Inaependenlly Owned and Operaled


has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses., f any, to it on
J. Patrick Floyd, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address
is P. 0. Box 950. Port St. Joe, Florida within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of this notice,
and file the original with the Clerk of this court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the complaint
or petition.
DATED this 3rd day of April, 2000.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ M. Vaughan
DEPUTY CLERK
2tc. April 13 and 20. 2000.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Wewahltchka will hold a public hearing
at the Wewahitchka City Hall on Monday. April 24,
2000 at 6:45 PM CDT to consider the adoption of the
following resolution:
A RESOLLrTON or THE WE'WAHITCHKA
BOARD OF COM)tMISSIONERS VACATING A
50 FOOT ROAD RUNNING EAST 11421
FEET FROM LAKE ALICE PARK DRIVE
RUNNING BETWEEN 2 PARCELS OF PROP-
ERTY IDENTIFIED BY THE GULF COUNTY
PROPERTY APPRAISER AS PROPERTY
PARCEL ID #1941 AND 1942.
The Resolution may be inspected by the public at
the City Hall In Wewahitchka and all interested par-
ties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed resolution.
Jerri Linton


City Clerk
2tc, April 13 and 20, 2000.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING /
The Board of Commissioners of the Northwest
Florida Regional Housing Authority will hold an
Annual Meeting, April 27, 2000. In the Regency,
Ramada Inn North, 2900 North Monroe St.,
Tallahassee, Florida. Business Meeting will begin at
7:30 P.M., E.S.T. The meeting will be open to-the
public.
itc, April 13, 2000.

NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of City
Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday,
April 18, 2000. 6:00 p.m.. in the City Commission
Chambers to determine If the City will abandon or
relocate an easement of te n Lot 12 and one-
half Lot 14, Block 1021. All persons are invited to
attend this meeting to be heard.
Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
Itc. April 13, 2000.



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