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tSIXTY-SECOND YEAR, NUMBER 41
AAC Plans.Competitive Lease
for Cape Historic Site
Details on Page 3A
GC Players Selected to All
State and All Big Bend
Sports on Page I OA
Fishermen Receive Temporary
Injunction Update on Page 3A
AAA Teams Vie for District
Championship Tourney Info-?-IOA
Man's Best Friend Nips
Drugs Story, Photos on Page 7A
Big Bend Saltwater Classic
Fish Details on Page 9A
PSI Dixie Girls Softball First
Place, All Stars Pfcs on Page 9A
Pages 7A and 2B
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JUNE 8, '2000 Plh
Belin Remembered By Friends
"Christian Southern Gentleman" Passes Away at 85; Service Held Saturday
"A christian southern gentle-
man"-that's how Jacob
Chapman Belin was described
during numerous conversations,
following his sudden death last
Wednesday afternoon, May 31 st.
Mr. Belin. 85. halls many per-
sonal and business accomplish-
ments, but none of those acco-
lades overshadowed the man
behind his titles.
Throughout the. week,
friends, relatives, and business
acquaintances from throughout
the southeastern .United States
were overheard sharing stories
about Jake Belin the father,
the friend, and the gentleman.
Long time friend and past fel-
low worker, Floye Brewton, voiced
the eulogy during Saturday's
funeral held at Long Avenue
Bateman Intends to Seek GC
Supervisor of Elections Post
.- In announcing his intent to
s-,eek the office of Gulf County-
Supervisor of Elections, James
"Larry" Bateman would like to
Ardire To Run
For District One
Jo Ann Ardire has announced
her Intent to run for the District I
seat on the Gulf County.
Commission in the upcoming
The candidate has been the
owner and operator of Dalkeith
Jo Ann Ardire
Road Bait & Variety for the past
12 years, moving to the area from
Hebron, Indiana (also 'a small
community much like
.Wewahitchka). She was married
for 19 years to the late Kenneth
Ardire, who passed away last
Ardire has a 19 year old son,
Kenny, who graduated last year
from Wewahitchka High School
and is now attending Gulf Coast
SCommunity College, and a 16
year old daughter, Renee, who is
currently a junior at WHS.
She is the daughter of
Burgess Creek residents, Hugh
and Geneva. Barfield, and grand-
daughter of Thelma Wood (also of
Burgess Creek) and the late
Broward Wood, and the late
Charlie T. and Winnie Barfield (of
In 1979, Ardire earned a
Bachelor of Science degree in ele-
(See ARDIRE on Page '5A)
"Mr. Belin was born ,.on
October 28, 1914 ,in Defunlak
Springs and moved with his fami-
ly to Port St. Joe in 1924 where he
resided for the past 75 years.
Listed among : Mr. Belin's
many career distinctions are:
served as Chairman of, The
Nemours Foundation; Trustee of
the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary
Trust; Director of the Alfred I.
duPont Foundation; Chairman.
Director, President. and Chief,
Executive Officer of the St. Joe
Company; Director of Florida East
Coast Industries; officer and
director of all subsidiaries of the,
former St. Joe Paper Company;
founding ,Director of the James
Madison Institute; served three
terms as Mayor of Port St. Joe;-
and numerous distinguished vol-
untary and honorary committees
Including Florida's Council of
W. T. Thompson recently
became the Chairman of The
Nemours Foundation after Mr.
Belin's resignation from the post.
"Mr. Belin never wavered from
'.his duty as he understood it-we
Always could count on his
remaining true to his role of
Trustee, and Board Member, to
honor the intentions as set forth
in the wills of Mr. duPont and Mr.
"J.C. Belin was a wonderful
u mentor and friend, true to the
purposes of The Nemours
Foundation. We shall miss his
larger than life personality, years
of experience, and enlightened
perspective. Our thoughts and
prayers are with his family at this
difficult time." he said about his
fellow director and friend.
W. L. Thornton, Chairman of
the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary
trust, which funds The Nemours
Foundation. said, "I knew Jake
Belin for over four decades. dur-
(See BELIN on Page 5A)
"i y 1- rh 1
share the following information in *
introducing himself. .f.. OiJt I J u c i( ;
Bateman is a lifetime resident
of Gulf County, a veteran after
serving four years (1964-681 in VS war Eli* *
the U.S. Air Force, and a 20-year
board member of Emerald Coast
boFederal Credit Union. He is cur- Port St. Joe city commission- just over one million dollars in
Fedrently a correct Unions officer ers swore n two commissioners ; grants and aid Included in
employed at Gulf Correctional Tuesday evening as the compo- Florida's budget this year.
Institution, sure of the board changed slight- At the top of his list were
The candidate was an ly. Representative Bev Kilmer and
employee of the paper company James "Benny" Roberts was Senator Pat Thomas. He credited
for 28 years, holding the position first to take the oath of office. both area legislators with taking
of a maintenance supervisor dur- Voters elected Roberts to replace pretty good care of the city and
ing the last few years of its opera- Commissioner Jerry Barnes,. who area needs during the legislative
ton. did not seek re-election. session.
Before becoming a supervisor. Roberts is no stranger to.,the Pate also expressed thanks to
Batemal._,as. a-membe'b -t-." b1 ih. rivig'served.18 years.pn.,- Preble-Rish, Inc., Consulting
machinists union where he held the commission in the past. Enrigineers. which he noted made
the position of a non-partisan Mayor Pate asked Roberts to serve and assisted in several grant
political committee member trav- the board as the commissioner in applications at no charge to the
eling to Tallahassee and charge of infrastructure, water, city. He also recognized the effort
Washington, D.C. as a lobbyist for and sewer. He also requested of Gulf County Chamber of
labor, environmental, and educa- Roberts to be somewhat a roving Commerce Executive Director
tional Issues. commissioner, focusing on ways Diane Scholz who has also been
He has also worked as a lob- the city might do things different- successful and assisted in acquir-
byist for the credit union move- ly to save money.. ing various grants for the
ment having talked with U.S. Commissioner David Horton community.
congressmen and senators in the was sworn in for his second term Port St. Joe also received
nation's capital, as well as politi- on the board. After taking the S225.000 in park funds for
cal leaders in Florida. oath, Horton expressed his appre-. -Forrest Park South and Frank
(See BATEMAN on Page 5A)
GC School Board
Linda Roberts Wood has
announced her candidacy for Gulf
County School Board, District 3.
Linda is a lifelong resident of
Port St. Joe anda 1961 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School. She is
rnarried to Edward "Buddy" Wood.
Their children, Catherine Godwin
and husband Mark, and Edward
and wife Paula. are residents of
Port St. Joe and are all graduates,
of Port St. Joe High School.
For over 30 years, she and
Linda Roberts Wood
her husband owned and operated
Wood's Fisheries, Inc. in partner-
ship with her husband's parents,
Edna Wood and the late M.C.
Linda graduated from Florida
State University with 'a Bachelor
of Arts in english and education.
After graduation, she taught eng-
lish at Port St. Joe Junior-Senior
As a third generation educa-
(See WOOD on Page 7A)
ciation to the community for its
vote of confidence in him. He'
returned for his second term in
office after receiving no opposition.
Thanks for $$ $
Mayor Frank Pate took sever-
al minutes near the conclusion of
the board's meeting to offer grati-
tude to the folKS that were
responsible for the city receiving
Knox Seeking A
Second Term As
Tommy Knox has announced
his intent to seek re-election to
the office of Gulf County
Commissioner, District 3.
Commissioner Knox would like to
inform the residents and voters of
District 3 that he will be on the
ballot for re-election on
Pate Park. Phase II. Pate congrat-
ulated the park committee for
(See BUCKS on Page 5A).
Jacob "Jake" Chapman Belin
Public Transportation Service
Debuts To Meet Needs of Area
Gulf County Senior Citizens Stokoe said he plans to have
Association "Director Jerry Stod'kE ."... l FT'te f Wtltvoit dmlmt tby" the
said he Was excited about the next edition of The Star so that
prospects of the area public area residents will know when to
transportation system helping to expect the vans at the pick-up
meet the needs of the community. point closest to them. Plans are to
The service ran for the first runhe service twice per onith-
time on Monday, Tuesday, and once at the beginning of the
Wednesday of this week, and is month and then again about mid-,
Wednesday of -this week, and: is ... i
sponsored by the Gulf County way through.
Senior Citizens Association, sev- The vans will run .next on
eral local churches (owners of the Thursday and Friday, June 15th
vans used to provide the trans- and 16th, and possibly on June
portation). and the Jessie Ball 17th. Those dates and specific
duPont Fund-which assisted time schedule details will be veri-
many of those churches through fled in the June 15th edition of
grants to help purchase church The Star along with a complete
vans. listing of the van pick-up points.
In making this announce-
ment Knox stated, "As most peo-
ple have watched, read and par-
ticipated with the county commis-
sion, they have all drawn one con-
clusion, that Commissioner
Tommy Knox is a leader and not a
follower. I have had to lead and
(See KNOX on Page 7A)
Two people were injured in a
fiery crash near Odena fire tower
along Highway 98 early .Tuesday
Gulf County Emergency
Medical Services was called to the
scene of the wreck at approxi-
mately 6:50 a.m. Tuesday morn-
ing. Shortly afterwards, units
responding were notified that the
vehicle involved in the single car
accident was ablaze.
According to the accident
report, the driver of the vehicle,
Nedra Jefferson, was travelling
east on Highway 98 when she fell
asleep, crossed over the center
line and left the roadway off the
westbound shoulder. It struck a
tree, becoming airborne, and flip-
ping before coming to rest invert-
During the process, one occu-
pant was ejected from the vehicle.
The other occupant was removed
by bystanders, who pulled the vic-
tims to safety after the vehicle
Franklin County Emergency
Medical Services personnel assist-
ed GCEMS at the scene. Gulf
County Emergency Services Unit
and Port St. Joe and Apalachicola
Fire Departments also responded
to the scene and assisted.
The car and approximately
1/8 acre of land burned before
fire departments were able to
extinguish the blaze.
Fiery Crash Tuesday Injures Two
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2000
An Editorial Commentary Column
Written by Willie Ramsey, Editor
Hunker Down With Kes
by Kesley Colbert
Got A Problem
We all remember those famous words and how they
caught our. attention as we feared for the life of our troubled
It's kind of funny sometimes how we, the public, seem to
get caught up in tragedies such as these, while some of the
equally tragic happenings pass by day by day with seem-
ingly little concern.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about partial birth abortion and
thanked our state legislators for passing a bill opposing the
practice. A bill'which Florida Governor Jeb Bush was quick
to sign into law.
Before the governor's ink could dry good, guess what? .
S. You've probably already hit the nail on the head-a
federal judge aborted Florida's plans.
U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard temporarily banned
Florida from enforcing the new law while she prepares her
formal ruling. The Judge left little or no thought in anyone's
mind as to what her final ruling would be, based on the lan-
guage in her temporary ban.
: Everybody has an opinion. I know that. But, I just find
it so incredibly hard to believe that any civilized human
being who knows the facts about this procedure can call it
anything short of murder.
Judge Lenard certainly is not the first judge to take this
stand. In fact, even President Clinton has twice vetoed sim-
ilar federal bans enacted by Congress.
That's right, Congress has twice tried to stop this proce-
.dure on the federal level, but the president has blocked
Folks, we can fix this and many other similar problems
in our judicial and governmental systems, if only we care
enough to desire it.
It's really pretty easy. In fact: Step 1 get educated on
the Issues and find out where candidates stand. [Caution:
'Any candidate without the guts to take a stand probably
doesn't have the guts to fight for your rights either.]
Step one starts on the local level and continues on,
all the way to the election of our president. [If our highest
elected official is not a man of honor, then are we, the elec-
torate, really people of honor?]
I've, already hinted at Step 2 VOTEIII
Several -*.ears ago, after looking at 'the resultss, of
"America's presidential election, I figured out that.-about
20% of Americans elected the president that year. I don't
remember the exact figures, but roughly 43% of registered
American voters showed up at the polls that day. Which Is
probably considerably less than 40% of eligible voters.
There were three candidates running that year-
Democratic, Republican, and Third Party. When the ballot-
ing was over, less than 50% of the 43%9 of Americans that
voted had elected the president of the United States of
Voter apathy consistently occurs at all levels of elec-
tions-city, county, and national.
If we want to be heard, the quickest way I think is
Americans can make a noise is to simply vote. That cer-
tainly is not to say that we don't have some excellent offi-
cials currently representing us in many of our offices in all
levels of government.
And, I know that every one doesn't believe that partial
birth abortion is murder, as I do. But, I'll take my chances
that the vast majority of the voting public, if educated on
the process, could call out Houston, we know how to fix
this problem, and you see which side of the fence you're on.
"A big one, son. I think it's a
brown haired elephant dog. They
don't do well In Florida. We may
have to ship this thing back to
First of all, you've got to "The lady at the animal shelter
understand, the dog doesn't' said It was a chocolate lab."
belong to me. My son gave him to The extra large and rather
his mother as a Christmas gift 4a,' square head, the thick chest, the
couple of years back .. when he' black spots on the tongue make. it
was a puppy. the most unusual "chocolate lab"
Jess tied a big red bow around that I have ever seen.
his tiny little neck and everyone "Just don't stick your hand too
ooed and ahhed. close to his mouth, Jess.. He may
Hank didn't stay a puppy very
Within a week our "little cutie"
weighed twenty pounds. "Cathy,
what are you feeding that thing?!"
A month later, he was pushing
the fifty pound mark. "It's got'to'be
steroids! I've never seen the like!"
Visions of the movie The Monster
That Ate Cleveland began to play
through my mind.
Our last dog flashed up on the
screen-yeah, the one'that bit the
mailman, ran over Carson, cap-
tured Garry Gaddis inside the
house, backed the dog catcher up
against the ,all ..
And he was your average forty-
five pound pooch. What am I going
to do when Hank reaches Shetland
pony size? Listen, It's not my dog,
so it's not my problem. I'll let
"Daddy, what kind of dog Is
mistake it for some chicKen fin-
I didn't even want a dog. Well,
I didn't want that mongrel! A good
treeing walker with a great mouth,
a keen nose, one that would run a
Struck right by himself, didn't bark
in the box, easy to handle and
wouldn't pull from the tree .
now, I'd be a right smart interest-
Hank doesn't do much of any-
thing 'cept eat, sleep and grow.
I stopped weighing him when
he reached ninety-flive pounds-I
couldn't pick him up
Here's where the story takes a
bizarre twist. "Kes. Hank needs
some exercise. Why don't you take
him running with you?"
"Honey. are you nuts? I don't
want to be seen with this monster
running around town! Little kids
will duck behind trees.
Grandmothers will clear the
streets. The animal control wagon
will go on red alert. People will
think he belongs to mel The
owner of the dog ought to be the
one who takes him out. That's
clearly printed on page 113 of the
canine owner's official handbook.
Cathy, I'm putting' my foot down on
We began our joint exercise
program the next afternoon. I
should have "put my foot down" on
the lady at the animal shelter...
or my youngest son .
Hank and I had trouble from
the start. He'd want to go north. I'd
want to run south. I'd want to turn
up Bellamy. He'd insist on going
down Sixteenth Street.
ll fix him! I ran six miles the
first day! That crazy mutt never
missed a beat! We get home and
he's bouncing around chasing the
cat, showing off ... I can't, hardly
breathe. My wind is gone. My legs
feel like rubber. Every muscle
The next afternoon, he's raring
to go. He starts stretching and get-
ting loose when I drive up into the
yard. He grabs the leash in his
mouth, jumps the fence and is
beating on the side door by the
time I get my running shoes on
"Hank, I tell you what, I'm tak-
ing you again today. But I'm lead-
ing! You understand! And if we get
out there by the high school and I
tucker out again-I'm riding you
We've been five hundred times
in the last two years. And that
umbo dog hasn't lost a pounds Or.
one ounce of zeal for the trip. He'll
be as ready this afternoon ashe.
was that very first day. We've even
worked out our direction dilemma.
He lets me lead ever other day.
And he's made so many-
friends! I run :by myself and earS
speed by, missing me by inches. .i
saddle up ole Hank and those'
same cars, slow down to a near-,
'bout stop. move plumb over to the
yard across the street, and wave.
like crazy at that dog. Hey. the'
message Is clear .
I'm about to get a complex over'
the whole deal!
And Hank likes you, too. He'
will chase you. down-to give you A
kiss! He's the mildest mannered'
dog I've ever seen. He looks mean'
as all get out, but it's just a front.i
He's the Clark Kent who never-
If you are one of the thousands
who have so graciously slowed.
down or moved over or stopped for:
us, Hank and I thank you. If you
. are one of the many that Hank has
.jumped up on. searching for, a
kiss, I apologize profusely.
If you'd like to join us, the invi-
tation is open. We've got other dogs
running with us now. And we'd
love to have you or your canine
friend .... Hank doesn't know the
THE BEST FRIEND Port St.
Joe ever had died last Wednesday
Jacob Chapman Belin
passed away at the age of 85. He
was almost a native of Port St.
Joe, but not quite. He had been a
resident here for 75 'years,.
He grew up with Port. St. Joe
and spent his entire business
career with the St. Joe Paper
Company, now defunct and
known by another name, the St.
Belin began when St.' Joe
Paper Company started up. in.
1938 as sales manager.- He
worked at that job, under one
title or another, until the mill
BELIN WASN'T ONLY .a
"company man," he was' a citizen
of this town, nonpareil. He was a
family man, he was a father, and
a leader of civic activities. He was
When his two sons were par-
SFriend Port St.Joe Has Ever Had Has Died
.ticipating in: little league, Belin Mrs. Alfred duPont, owner of St:
was-an.umpire. Joe Paper Company.
He would shed his business- Edward Ball was a neat
like dignity atlthe end of the day dresser and gentleman of tfiei',
and take his place behind home first order. Belin was a 6'6"'-
plate, calling "balls" and "strikes" "Edward Ball."
in an authoritative voice which
left little room for question. BELIN WAS, A POWERFUL
It was one of the few times r 'man by, way, .of,- influence, ;
one sawJ.'J Belin when he was- throughout the east. But. those.
n'itwearinga.jacket, a white shirt -who knew him still called him
arid a tie. :.They wee almost "Jake." :
trademarks with him., Belin was on a first-name'
Belin was always the gentle- 'basis with governors [not just in.
man and alWtys,: .dressed" aid Florida], 'senators, presidents
acted the part. He was a an is- and captains of industry.
tarit for' most of .his business ',He iwa still just plain "Jake."
career to Edward Ball,' brother of "' He served two terms as
mayor of Port St. Joe. He wasn't
inerely. a mayor on commission
meeting nights. He was' mayor all
One time-'. a commissioner
brought a request to the meeting,'
requesting that, a citizen be
Immune from having to feed -the
parking meters, since he was
doing civic work.
'Belin pointed a.finger at the
commissioner and stated. "See
here commissioner [Blank]; I
wasn't in favor of those parking
meters in the first place, so don't
you ever ask for forgiveness for
He never did.
BELIN WAS FIRM in his con-
victions. He was, a good friend to
everyone, but lhe stood by his
He greeted 'everyone with a
grin and :an out-stretched hand.
.He was- a. 'gentleman of the old
south and- dressed the
He never put on airs. He did-
n't have to.'
He lived in the same small
bungalow here in Port St. .oe for
many years, although he could
afford a better abode, easily!
,He maintained an apartment-
in Jacksonville, his firm's head-
quarters. Not everybody knew.
that ,because he spent most of
his time. here in Port St. Joe,
where he maintained a suite of
offices on the southeast end of
.the second floor of the office
building until his death.
BELIN LOVED HISTORY,
especially Florida history, and
was a walking history book.
He would spend time in the
state library, doing research of
the volumes there. He would do
the same in Washington, D.C.'
He could talk, off.the cuff, for
hours on things historical and
was always an interesting,
sought-after program on histori-
*It was during his term as
mayor that the Port St. Joe ceme-
teries were built at Holly Hill and
Forrest Hill. Belin personally
planted many dogwood trees
adjacent to the cemeteries only
to have them die. He later plarit-
ed a great number of crepe m r-
tle bushes to replace the ddg-
wood trees, and also along the
'railroad tracks in the vicinity of
Po6rt St. Joe has had its share
of captains of industry, state-
wide important people, powerful
men who could get things done.
Men such as George Tapper,
Cecil Costin, Sr. and Jr., Joe
Sharit, T.H. Stone, Tom
Coldewey. and the list goes on
and on. .
Now the latest to die is J.:C.
Belin, probably, the mdst
advanced of these 'men, of whom
all were natives except Coldewey.
The common thread of them
all was that they were all coin-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2000 PAGL JA
AAC Plans Competitive Lease for Cape Historic Site
by Caroline Hunsley
On Friday, June 2nd, the
Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters
Committee met with representa-
tives of the Air Armament Center
(AAC), -Eglin Air Force Base to dis-
cuss the AAC's plans for the his-
toric site located at Cape San
Bias. The site includes property,
an unrestored lighthouse keeper's
quarters, a newly restored light-
house keeper's quarters, and a
Danny F. Pugh, Chief,
Programs Division, Dorene White,
outgoing Plans and Programs
Directorate, Dr. Newell Wright,
Chief, Cultural Resources Divi-
sion in Directorate of Environ-
mental Management, and Cathay
J... "CJ" Windsor, Plans and
Programs Directorate pro-tem
presented the committee with a
plan for competitive leasing in
regards to the historic site.
.Basically the plan involves
seeking interested agencies that
will commit to leasing and accept-
ing responsibility for all or part of
the historic site.
The AAC drafted a proposed
competitive lease mailing list,
which representatives stated was
by. no means comprehensive.
Examples of agencies listed are:
National Trust for Historic
Preservation, State Historic
Preservation Office, State
City o4 Mexico
Sewer is'not the only major
project underway in the City of
Mexico Beach. A giant one million
gallon water storage tank is cur-
Bad News Dudes,
Two Miami men who found
heir way to Gulf County may be
looking for a quick exit-that is if
they're able to bond out of jail.
Richard Leon Sheppard, 45,
night in the
SHEPPARD Sheriffs Office
Sheppard, who is currently
on parole for murder, has been
living in the Wewahitchka area
since his release from prison. He
.is originally from the Miami area.
Turner was just released from
probation status in May of this
year for mur-
ro hreva ea r
atDepu ties Ue
dfrom the pair n
after sheriff Frank McKeithen stat-
docaine to an unduld certainly consider opera-
btcharged wi of th these individual of cocainer-
possessions" and he hopes the clos-
intent thio distribute, possess Wagon of"
they experience while in Gulf
County will be the back of a patrol
car bringing them to jail.
"As the county continues to
grow, we certainly welcome new
business and citizens to our
area," Sheriff McKeithen stated.
"However, there is no room for
drug dealers and career criminals
in our county, and we're going to
continue to work on removing this
type element from our
community," he added.
Environmental Office, county gov-
ernment, Port St. Joe govern-
ment, Port St. Joe newspaper,
local historic societies, FL
Lighthouse Preservation Society,
and National Park Service.
Danny Pugh emphasized that
any of these agencies could pass
the competitive lease information
to another agency that is likewise
interested in proposing a bid on
Because the plan is flexible,
an interested agency 'does not
have to bid on the entire site. Care
for the site could conceivably be
split between two or more sepa-
rate agencies, if one agency is not
interested in accepting the entire
According to the timeline set
forth by the AAC, the competitive
lease process will proceed as fol-
lows: 60 days (June-August) to
announce the competitive lease to
interested agencies; 30 days (end
of August to end of September) to
make a tentative selection; 120
days (end of September-
December) for candidates to con-
sult with the State Historic
Preservation Office (SHPO); actual
grantee selection the first of
January, 2001; and process of the
lease at the. beginning of
During the meeting, the com-
rently' under construction in the
city's public, works compound.
Contractors are well into this
project which should give the city
water reserves during periods of
peak usage. This Is part of a 82.2
million project which will include
a water pipeline 'extended from
Tyndall Air Force Base to Mexico
When complete. (in approxi-
mately a year), Mexico Beach will
purchase water. from Bay County.
In the meantime, the new storage
tank will be utilized with the city's
current water system to increase
Fishermen received a tempo-
rary injunction from the Second
Judicial Circuit Judge of Franklin
County this week against the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
According to attorney for fish-
ermen, Pat Floyd, the ruling effec-
tively verifies what fishermen,
courts, and legislators have said
all along-tarp/seine nets are not
in violation of the Florida
The FWC recently used the
argument that tarps are in viola-
tion of Article 10, Section 16 (Net
Limitation Amendment) of the
Florida Constitution as its major
reason to discontinue a pilot bait
fishing program that is set to.
expire on July 1st of this year.
Circuit Judge Ted Stein-
meyer's ruling does not continue
the program, nor does it alter its
conclusion date of July 1. But, it
does remove the premise that the
program is unconstitutional.
Fishermen and their attor-
neys feel that the FWC is discon-
tinuing the program because pre-
liminary reports from studies
have indicated that the bait fish
program is having no detrimental
effect on the environment.
Fishermen are in the process of
evaluating records from the
FWC's computers in an attempt to
show FWC officials are prejudiced
against them (fishermen).
Floyd likened the FWC to a
fourth branch of the state govern-
ment because of its power to
make rules and set laws without
having to answer to anyone.
This ability to seemingly do
what they wish without checks
and balances is what has fisher-
"We don't have enough money
to continue fighting our own gov-
ernment," said fifth generation
fisherman Eugene Raffield of the
department's power. "The gover-
nor doesn't have as much power
on this issue as they (FWC) have,"
mittee expressed concern over
whether Gulf County would get
the bid. AAC 'representatives
acknowledged they could not
guarantee that Gulf County will
receive the bid, but assured com-
mittee members that Gulf County
would be considered a strong con-
Concern was also expressed
for the type of restoration an.
agency might perform on the
unrestored structure, and
whether historic integrity would
be maintained. AAC representa-'
tives responded that competitors
must commit to restoring the
building, then utilizing it in ways
acceptable to Eglin and SHPO.
They also referred to their
"Statement of Objective, Cape San
Bias Historic Structures," which
(See Lease on Page 6)
PROPERTY TAX REVENUES
IN GULF COUNTY
"We need to examine the sources of our County revenues, and
insure outside entities are contributing their fair share."
Restored keeper's quarters and old light tower at Cape San Bias.
Norton Will Not
Caroline Norton released the
following statement this week in
regard to her decision to withdraw
from the upcoming election.
"It is with much sadness that
I will not be seeking ire-election to
the Gulf County School Board.
This decision is based on a recent.
medical problem involving one of
my eyes that demands immediate
I can never adequately thank
my many friends and con-
stituents who have been so very
supportive of my career. The co-
operative manner in which we
have been able to work has
allowed for continuous progress'
throughout our entire system..
Being on the school board-
was a "dream come true" for me.
After having spent most of my
adult life teaching in the Gulf
County School System. it brought
great satisfaction to have a part in
making decisions to improve our
schools. During my nearly six
year tenure. I have endeavored at
.all times to make beneficial deci-
sions for all Gulf countians.
It is my belief that we must
have quality schools that will pre-
pare students to be productive
members of society. It must never
be forgotten that we have an
obligation to provide programs to
meet the needs of all of our stu-
dents. I also believe in continued
support of the Gulf County
Schools' athletic programs,
bands, and other extracurricular
activities as a vital part of prepar-
ing students for the future.
I look forward to fulfilling the
remainder of my. term and chal-
lenge the new board to be as com-
mitted to serving the students,
teachers, and taxpayers of the
Thank you for giving me the
opportunity of serving you and
the students who are so dear to
''my heart." '
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Have you ever wondered where
property tax revenues In Gulf
County are generated? We have a
substantial amount of property
owned by the Federal and State
government, which contribute no,
property taxes. State property in
North Gulf County, Apalachicola
River Basin lands, the St. Joseph
State Park lands, and Cape mili-
tary property comprise approxi-
mately 12% of the total 369,000
total acres in Gulf:County. Forest
lands, comprising 65% of, Gulf
County, are classified as agricul-
tural under State law. contributing
lower property taxes
P ropert y tax reve
in Gulf -County ar
ed In a very small a
Southern edge of.
Based on public rec(
revenue in 1999 as f(
Port St. Joe
South Gulf Co...........369,028,897
"V[th out a fair contribution by
he Federal and State gov-
ernment landowners, Gulf County
property owners have to shoulder
a bigger burden to fund services.
Almost 50% of the revenue comes
from South Gulf, which' is the'
Cape and Indian Pass, and it will,
'increase significantly next year
due to construction. The Cape,
Indian Pass, the Beaches, and the'
City; of Port St. Joe, contribute
over 86% of property tax revenues.
compared to 117th so much low-tax and no-
WV tax land in 'Gulf County, we
S d property owners will face demands
nues derived for increases in ad valorem taxes
*e concentrat- to fund growth in County.services,
rea along the unless our fiscal policies change.
words, the Fire A s your County Commissioner,
property, tax J will work hard to insure that
Follows: our property taxes are equitable,
impact payments in lieu of taxes
10,753.807 are received from government and
28.933.330 other land owners who are not
10.057,641 contributing their fair share, and
16087,133 conservative fiscal decisions are
.8733 made. We must practice Lighter
47.384.733 financial management with our tax
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2000
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Richard Lamberson
Lambersons To Celebrate
50th Wedding Anniversary
The children of Clyde Richard
Lamberson and Jean Jones
Lamberson welcome friends and
acquaintances to join them in a
celebration of their parents' fifti-
eth wedding anniversary on
Sunday, the 11th of June, from
2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon at
the Stiles Brown Senior Citizens
Center in Port St. Joe.
The Lambersons will join in a
renewal of their marriage vows at
For Health Camp
One Gulf County high school,
student has been selected to par-
ticipate in the Big Bend Area
Health Education Center (AHEC)
Health Careers Summer Camp
scheduled for July 9 through July
15, in Tallahassee, Florida.
Gloria Bryant from Wewa-
hitchka High School was chosen
from many applicants to partici-
pate in.this year's camp. Gloria is,
among 30 other students selected
from the North Florida Panhandle
Area; This one week summer
camp is geared toward high
school students who have an
interest in health and want to
explore the various careers within
the medical field.
In addition to camp activities,
students will have the opportunity
to tour health care facilities, dis-
cuss career options with health
practitioners and -spend, -a ,day,,s.
shadowing a health profes.sional....
The camp is funded by health
care facilities, civic organizations,
and professionals in the Big Bend
AHEC service area.
By establishing a relationship
and foundation with these stu-
dents prior to graduation, Big
Bend AHEC's goal is for students
to pursue a career in the health
profession and return to their
local community .to practice.
will host its second annual family
and friends day on Sunday, July
2, at 4:00 p.m. at Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church.
Friends and relatives of group
members, past and present, are
urged to support this activity.
Funds for this event will supple-
ment field trips, workshops, and
cultural events. For additional
information, contact Chester Gant
3:00 p.m. Dress will be semi-for-
mal. They couple asks that you
please allow your presence to be
Mathes To Retire
Verna Mathes, RN, Nursing
Director of the Gulf County Health
Department will retire on Friday,
June 30. To celebrate this occa-
sion a retirement party will be
held in her honor on Friday, June
30, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
ET, at the Senior Citizen's Center,
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe. All
friends are invited to attend.
S Please RSVP t0o Dianne
_Semmes at 850-227-1276 exten-
sion 131 or Email Dianne_Sem
email@example.com no later than
Wednesday, June 21.
Program For Kids
The Port St. Joe Library wil
have Story Time for preschoolers
on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. during
the summer months. This is foi
ages three to five. The prograrr
will last for 30 minutes. A parehi
or caregiver is asked to stay in the
library during the story time.
The theme for this year's
Summer Library Program is "YouI
Passport To The World." Begin-
ning June 13, the schedule for
Story Time is as follows:
S -*June- 13-Australia. "Won-
-. ders Down Under"
*June 27-Mexico, "Ole"
*July 1-Africa, "Africa Call-
*July 18-Treland. "When
Irish Eyes are Smiling"
'*July 25-Native Americans,
The Downtown Redevelop-
ment Agency will hold its monthly
meeting on Tuesday, June 13th,
at 6:15 p.m., ET. The meeting will
be held at Preble-Rish, Inc., locat-
ed at 401 Reid Avenue in Port St.
Joe. All members are urged to
The winners of the Port St.
Joe Dixie' Baseball give-a-way
were as follows: Eddie Ward $100;
Steve Gathers, $50; and Eugene
...... .. .
Marnie Lee Moore
Moore & Long To Marry
Marnie Lee Moore and
Edward Joseph Long, III are
pleased to announce their engage-
ment and upcoming wedding.'
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Judge, and Mrs. Robert M.
Moore of Port St. Joe and Monnie
S. Moore of St. Petersburg. She is
a graduate of Florida State Uni-
versity and Nova Southeastern
University and is a Physician
Assistant in Family Practice in St.
The groom-elect is a graduate
of Florida State University and is
a Commercial Real Estate
Appraiser in Tampa. They will'be
married August 12 at the Cathe-
dral Church of St. Petersburg and
will live in St. Petersburg.
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"Furpiture Collectibles Art Lamps
Clocks Jewelry Gemstones Gold and Sihi'ef'
And Much, Much More! ._
Kristen Michelle Money
Teen Pregnancy Month
,...Teen Pregnancy Prevention parents themselves. F
Month is here. To kick off aware- sources, it is clear th:
ness in our community, one ip much parents andadu
from"the "Ten Tips for Parents To to reduce the risk of k
Help Their Children Avoid Teen ing pregnant before the
Pregnancy." isl being presented up.
each week through the month of Tip # 7 Help your
June. to have options for
These "Ten Tips" are being that are more attrad
presented from The National early pregnancy an
Campaign to Prevent Teen hood. The chances tha
Pregnancy. The National dren will delay sex,]
Campaign has reviewed recent and parenthood are s
research about parental influ- increased if their futu
ences on children's sexual behav- bright. This means he
ior and talked to many experts in set meaningful goal
the field, as well as to teens and future talking to them E
it takes to make fui
come true, and hell
GGulf County SchOOl reach their goals. -Tell
example, that if they w
Readiness Coatliton teacher, they will need
school in order to ea
The Gulf County School degrees and pass certa
Readiness Coalition will be meet- It also means teaching
ing on Tuesday, June 20, at 10:00 use free time in a c
a.m., ET, at the Gulf County way, such as setting as
School Board; The agenda for this times to complete
meeting will be oversight commit- assignments. Explain h
tee report and financial report.. ing pregnant-or cau
nancy-can 'derail th
For additional information plans; for example,,
regarding the meeting or agenda, expenses can make
contact Renea Black at Early impossible to afford
Childhood Services, Inc. at 872- Community service, in
7550, extension 2305. not only teaches job
This meeting is open to the can also put teens in tc
public and interested citizens are wide variety of, comn
invited to attend. caring adults.
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U-PIck 1.25 lb.
Hwy. C-30 right before
PICS Grocery on the left.
S 229-6604 or 227-1744
P orsl .e T ruling Co.'
Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
328 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
850-227-1950 fax 227-3639
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S Special Gifts
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Gifts Bridal Registry Home Decorations
HOURS: Tuesday Saturday, 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054
Mr. and Mrs. Michael David Gamma Delta social sorority and
Money, Sr. of Abbeville, Alabama, Phi Kappa Phi honor society. She
announce the engagement of their is employed as a speech-language
daughter, Kristen Michelle Money, pathologist with Dothan City
to Steve Owen Thompson, son of Schools.
Mr. and Mrs. Warner Roderick The future bridegroom is the
Thompson, Jr. of Lucedale, Miss- grandson of Carmen Howell, the
issippi. late Owen Howell, W.R.
The bride-elect is the grand- Thompson, and the late Marjorie
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Thompson, all of Lucedale,
Crow of Thomasville, Alabama, Mississippi.
Martha Craft of Mexico Beach, He is a graduate of UMS-
and Mr. and Mrs W. Money of Wright Preparatory School and
Abbeville, Alabama. Mississippi State University where
She is a graduate of Abbeville he received a bachelor's degree in
Christian Adademy and a magna marketing and professional golf
cum laude graduate of Auburn management. He is employed as
University where she received a an assistant golf professional with
bachelor's degree in communica- Dothan Country Club.
tion disorders and a master's The wedding is planned for
degree in speech-language pathol- June 10 at 5:00 p.m., at Abbeville
ogy. She was a member of Alpha United Methodist Church.
at there is
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t your chll-
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If you are a smoker; please
-From Page 1
Ing which time we worked side by
-side to carry out the wishes of Mr.
-Alfred I. duPont and Mr. Edward
SBall. As a Trustee and as a
Nemours Director, he was a
strong advocate for strengthening
the Trust and increasing its
assets so more funds would be
available to support the work of
the Foundation. I shall miss him
:-; "I shall miss the guidance of
,ffiy long time friend and mentor,"
aldid W. Jeff Wadsworth, President
"Mr. Belin was a man of high
:tonor and deep commitment to
lving one's values. He provided
leadership to The Nemours
Foundation through many
< changes, with unfailing courtesy.
vision, and a principled adher-
ence to what he believed to be the
wishes of Mr. Alfred I. duPont and
Mr. Edward Ball.
..' "During his years of service,
Nemours spent a billion dollars at
its operating sites to support
chfiarity care, research, and edu-
cation, primarily for children with
complex health problems,"
To learn even more about the
heart of the man, one needs only'
to read Mr. Belin's personal mem-
oiandum printed within the con-
tents of the memorial service pro-
It has been my great plea-
sure, from which I have received .
many blessings, to have dwelled
among the beloved people of Port
;St. Joe for over seventy-five years.
Nearly all of my youth and all
"of. my adulthood has been spent
among the friends of this
community. It was here I found
'the Saviour; it was. here I attend-
ed grade school;, it was here I
brought my bride; it was here I
raised a family under the same
environment that I was raised and
it was here I labored and profited.
for nearly a lifetime.
I have always held a great and
special affection for the people of
Port St. Joe who befriended me
over "the years. Especlall. do 1
hold in warm and enduring affec-
* tion those friends, most of whom
have now passed on, who had
great influence on me during my
youth. Through the act of The
Divine Providence, the good in
them was, I believe, instilled in
ile. If I have during my lifetime
'acquired any, good traits, it is
j because of their influence upon
me. All that was good in them
seemed to have been instilled In
me. For this I am everlastingly
I wish and desire for my-pas-
tor to make reference of my love
for my neighbors, especially those
of .ears ago who nurtured and
befriended me. '" .
It is impossible to adequately
express to them imysincere grati-
tude and my everlasting thanks
for their help that was given to me
Jacob Chapman Belin
Mr. Belin's.obituary is printed
in this week's edition of The Star.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
The Coast Guard Auxiliary is
looking for a few good people to
help and serve the safety needs of
The flotilla is starting a
recruitment drive for hew mem-
bers. Learn navigation, GPS,
safety on the water, and much
9) Anyone interested should
attend the June 13 meeting, at
7:00 p.m., ET, in the Coast Guard
Station downtown in Apalach-
icola. For more information please
call George at 229-6274. The.
Auxiliary meets every second
Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., ET,
Driver's Ed Anyone?
PortIf you are a student attending
Port St. Joe High School and you
want to participate in a summer
"Driver's Education" class which
would begin on Thursday, June
15th, please contact Mrs.
Ramsey, guidance counselor, at
PSJHS at 229-8813, Monday
through Thursday. It is important
that you call Mrs. Ramsey as soon
as possible so that the class can
i Parents and students are
reminded that most Insurance
Companies will offer a discounted
rate on youth drivers who have
completed this course. Also, the
course includes the drug and
alcohol class requirement needed
prior to receiving an operator's
license. This class normally costs
each student $25 to $30 if taken
think before you toss your ciga-
rette butts. Even a small burning
cigarette butt can cause a large
fire. With the present fire index at
600 (800 being the highest), a
small fire quickly escalates into a
large, often uncontrolled fire.
Just the other day a small fire
was reported in front of a Port St.
Joe business, where a cigarette
butt had been tossed onto the dry
grass out front. Had the fire gone
unnoticed, it would have spread
to an area located beneath parked
cars. The result could have been
tragic. Fortunately, the fire was
extinguished before damage
*Fires such as these can be
avoided with a little care and cau-
tion. Please put your cigarette
butts out and dispose of them in
a safe trash container.
Fires ,are dangerous, costly,
and often tragic, and are more
likely to happen in drought condi-
tions such as we, are experiencing
this year. Please, help to prevent
fires in your.,community; teach
others' 'by your responsible
actions and tell them about fire
safety. Spread the word, not the
-From Page 1
mentary education with endorse-
ments in learning disabilities
from Valparaiso University in
She is currently a member
and Is serving as secretary/trea-
surer of the Dilkeith Volunteer
Fire Department, and is a Gulf
County Complete Count
Committee member for the 2000
Ardire states she believes that
her community and citizens are
ready for the new horizons that
seem to be ahead of them. She
sees a need for new job opportu-
nities and a reason for citizens to
stay in the community.
While the candidate sees a
need for development and growth,
she feels the change needs to be a
gradual one-one that is not a
great enough change to interrupt
the area's peaceful way of life.
"I want to be a part of this
change. While I am not a native of
the area, my heritage has always
been in this part of Florida. My
parents were born here. 'I
have/had grandparents, aunts,
uncles, and cousins that were
raised here. This is in reality my
Ardire feels that this area has
given she and 'her family a good
life and would rlke to give some
back. She, has worked with the
people in "the community over the
past 12 years and believes that
they know her'td be a fair, honest,
and kind person:
In / the announcement she
concluded, "I do my very best at
trying to work out a solution to
the problem, whatever the prob-
lem may be-whether it is your
problem or mine. Everyone knows
In the photo above a crane
gently loads the spoil to be
taken to its final resting place.
Arizona Chemical Co
MBARA successfully de
reef on May 30. The
donated a large heat e
that was cut into three r
'transportation. The three
were transported by'Joh
Company to Raffield's
where they loaded the ree
als onto the "Gold" Tide
tons of steel pipe structu
chained together and der
the old car bodies' reef si
Thanks to all those t
helped with this project.
located at 29 53.355 N
85 32.004 W Longitude
LORAN C 46839.2,
The boat tows t
exchanger beneath the
Tapper Bridge exiting
Fireworks & Fo
of July Celebrat
The Gulf County
Development Council, the
Joe Merchants Associat
the City of Port-St. Joe
the Fireworks and Fourt]
'Celebratibn in Frank Pate
Monday, July 3rd.
Spaces will be avallal
civic groups who would
have a fund-raiser. Sp
businesses and politician
available for $25. Anyo
ested In reserving a space
call Becky Wood at 22
Monday through Saturda
Spread the Word,
Not a Deadly Fire
. and the
company He has been a Gulf County
xchanger Democratic Committee member
pieces for and state committee member for
ee pieces the last several years.
in Arnold Bateman is a member of the
Fisheries First Baptist Church of Port St.
ef materi- Joe. He and his wife of 28 years,
;. The 20 Rebecca, have three children,
ires were James, Joshua, and Amanda, and
ployed on two wonderful grandchildren,
ite. Xavier and Madison.
that have If elected as Gulf County
Supervisor of Elections, Bateman
Reef is pledges to be a very active super-
Latitude visor, not only in the schools, but
14112.5 also in the communities of the
county. He states he will be in all
sections of. the county making
himself :available to residents
S while working for 100% registra-
tion of voters and seeking ways.to
increase voter turnout for all elec-
He feels that it is important to
S. -, have convenient polling places
that are comfortable for poll work-
-:ers as well as voters, and to main-
.' '... tain updated electronic records in
the office, making them more effit-
cient and capable of providing
superior service to the public.
If elected, Bateman intends to
work closely with the municipall-
the heat ties to conduct their elections and
e George earn their trust. He would like to
the xGulf assure current poll workers that
their jobs are a necessary part of
urth the elections process and these
jobs will continue.
tion! He states that the supervisor
*,io should serve candidates fairly and
Tourist information should be provided to
e Port St.,
h of July
e, Park' on
ble for all
I like to
is will be
that I am and always will be avail-
able at any hour of the day or'
night. I will continue to do the
same if elected to office. I will do
all I can to help, and want to do
the same for the rest of the
We have the answer. -
With our home equity loan, "
you can pay off your credit
card, or other debts, and get
yourself back on thb fairway.
Apply now, ahd chances are
you'll be back in the green in
* Low interest rates
SGet a tax break*
PORT ST. JOE, WEWAHITCHKA & THE BEACHES
F IC Interest may be tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2000
-From Page 1
putting together two of the best
park grant proposals in the state,
both of which were funded.
Commissioners decided to
move forward with plans to con-
struct a community 'recreation
complex on 35 acres of St. Joe
Company property across from
Holly Hill Cemetery.
The park committee recom-
mended the site after looking at`
several other options and evaluat-,
ing the needs and concerns of the
community. The St. Joe Company
has agreed to let the city use the
35 acre tract in a favorable lease
A public hearing on the pro-
posed park complex will be held
prior to the board's'next meeting
at 5:00 on June 20th. Everyone
interested in the project is
encouraged to attend. .
At the request of
Commissioner Horton, the board
also agreed to place Denise
Strickland on the Sports Complex
In Other Business
*Agreed to- a request from
Adrian Gant to place a plaque
honoring the first black coach,
Emile A. Twine, in Port St. Joe at.
the old Washington High Gym.
*Kim Love, Apalachee
Regional Planning Council,
advised the board that she had
completed a site visit with DCA
all. candidates equally.' He feels
strongly that of all offices, the
Supervisor of Elections should be
conducted in a non-partisan
manner-that, once elected, the
supervisor should have no direct
affiliation with any organized
political party or interest group.
Bateman said, "The supervi-.
sor, is responsible for receiving
various reports and information
from political parties. The super-
visor should approach this fairly,
providing all information to -all
parties' this includes advising all
parties of deadlines and available
"In closing, let me say, show a,
veteran your appreciation-go
vote," concluded Bateman.
STATE HOUSINGINITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHIP)
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVATLARILITY
The SHIP program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local governments as an
incentive for the creation of local housing partnerships, to expand production of and preserve afford-
able housing, and to increase housing related employment.
Gulf County will receive funding under Florida's State Housing Initiative Partnership Program
(SHIP) for the Fiscal Year 2000 2001 in the amount of $350,000. Pursuant to the Florida Statute
420.9075(3)(b), the availability of these funds must be advertised as follows:
Fiscal year 2000 2001 (July 1, 2000 Juune 30, 2001). ;
Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity for each fiscal year are 'as
INCOME SET ASIDE
Housing Rehabilitation $ 157,500 Very Low & Low Income
Purchase Assistance $ 153,000 Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
(includes the following):
(Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance,. & Land Acquisition)
Home Ownership Counseling. $. 4,500 Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
At a minimum, thirty (30%) of funds allocated for each strategy/activity will benefit very low income
families. At a minimum, thirty (30%) of funds allocated for each strategy/activity will benefit low
The maximum GROSS income limits according to family size are as follows: ,
FAMILY SIZE :i
Very Low Income 13,300'
Ldw Income 21,300
Moderate Income 31,920
6f Z &
22,050 23,550 25,100
35,250 37,700 40,150
52,920 56,520 60,240
The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each strategy is
$98,523 for Existing Homes and $106,365 for New Built Homes. SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE
USED TO PURCHASE, REHABILITATE, OR REPAIR MOBILE HOMES! SHIP funds may
be used to. purchase a Department of Community Affairs (DCA) approved modular home.
APPLICANT SELECTION CRITERIA:
(*) Purchase Assistance (Down Payment, Closing Cost, and Land Acquisition) shall be first
qualified/first served for those qualified for a residential loan .from a participating
lender. Owner-financing WILL NOT be accepted as a means of financing!
(*) Housing Rehabilitation Assistance shall be by a lottery system.
ELIGIBLE SPONSOR SELECTION CRITERIA:
Eligible Sponsor participation will be based on a criteria that will include:
(a) an eligible sponsor locally .based having expertise in providing Affordable Housing.
(b) amount of non-SHIP funds and/or the value of in-kind services committed as SHIP leverage.
(c) production goals in relation to the Housing Assistance Plan.
(d) percentage of money targeted to very low and low income persons.
(e) compliance with Rule 67-37, Local Housing'Assistance Plan as applicable.
Program Income and Recaptured Program Funds will be utilized consistent with the applicant selec-
tion criteria, strategies and income eligibility, as approved.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ASSISTANCE (Down.
Payment Assistance, Closing Cost and Land Acquisition) BEGINNING JULY 7,
APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION WILL BE AVAILABLE
JULY 7, 2000 thru JULY 21, 2000. THE DATE OF THE LOTTERY
FOR REHABILITATION ASSISTANCE WILL BE AUGUST 2 2000.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE: County Courthouse Rooms: 136 & 147; and in
Wewahitchka, (Old Courthouse) at the County Extension Office.
The local SHIP contact person is Bo Williams, (850) 229-6125 Tue thru Fri; Mon (850) 639-3019.
2tc, JUNE 8 AND 28, 2000
grant administrators at Port City
Shopping Center. She advised
that the $300,000 infrastructure
grant was on its way to approval.
McNair suggested the city dog
catcher should start running his
dog check on a different schedule
in order to concentrate on the
problem. He insinuated that the
dogs were smart enough to not
come out during the regular dog
*Agreed to a variance request
frpm Long Avenue Baptist Church
for a shed to be constructed.
David & SBlake
Bateman From Page
i ,"+ : .
PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST.
to the Editor ..
Wants Highland View Boat Ramp
Dear Editor: dren. Overstreet got its brick ge and
The nasty end of the stick boat ramp.
again for the people of Highland Two years ago, I askec. when
View. will we get a boat ramp in
We were last to get our bridge, Highland View. I was tolc,:, with
and needed it most. White City the paper mill in operation, the
got its bridge, with a nice boat volume of water coming from the
ramp and a nice park for the chil- wastewater treatment plant was
SH IP Applications
Available On July 7th!
If you have been wishing for a new home, or need
repairs to your existing home, an application to SHIP
(State Housing Initiative Program) could make your
wish come true. The following information will te 1 you
exactly what you need to do to get the process started.
s Cheryl Summers
What You Need To Do "
*Pick up an application on July 7 at the Veteran's
Administration Office, Room 136 or 147 at the
Gulf County, Court House in Port St. Joe (busi
ness hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. or
the County Extension Office at the old Wewa
*Return completed application. Make sure the
application is stamped by the person you return
it to with the date and time that you turned it in.
How It Works
*First come, first served, first qualified
*Identify desired property
*Must have the ability to obtain financing I
*If approved by SHIP, individual must agree to
attend Home Ownership Counseling
David Oakley L.M.T.
3s *Reduce Muscular Fatigue
sion & Migraine Headaches
Mobility Improve Circulation
it Coopers Cut & Style
CALL FOR AN 230 Reid Avenue
APPOINTMENT Port St. Joe
too unsightly and may cause
problems. That problem no longer
So, now.I'm told we will get a
boat ramp in Port St. Joe along-
side of the sewer plant. I'm told
this is the only location a boat
ramp can be located. I don't buy
P.S. I'm told the funds for a
park and boat ramp have been
available for three years.
Is anyone else offended by the
"catchy captions" attempted
humor placed on the Port St. Joe
Police Department incident
reports each week? I've noticed,
they do not appear on the Sheriffs
* Most citizens are interested
and/or curious as to who has
done what illegally in our commu-
nity and will read these reports
anyway. Why the need for the
"come hither, read me" catch-
SAll of these incidents/viola-
tionrs/arrests have an underlying
sadness and often profound
impact for the violators, their fam-
Slles, friends, and even our com-
munity at large. Why does humor
have to be injected into the,
offense and seriousness of same?
What purpose does that serve?
lease for: a minimum of five and
o m imum of 30 years subject to
approval of the Secretary of the
Air Force designated official."
Further, "Interested appli-
cants may arrange to inspect all
three properties by contacting Ms.
C.J. Windsor at (850) 882-3283.
ext 348. Site inspections will be
conducted during the week of 10
July 2000 by appointment only."
i Carolyn B. Witten, the princi-
pal of Port St. Joe Middle School,
was honored recently as a
Distinguished Educator at the.
University of Florida's 2000
Sprng Semester Commencement.
Witten represented Gulf County in
The University of Florida
adopted the practice of recogniz-
ing. outstanding kindergarten
through 12th grade building level
educators from throughout the
state beginning with the Fall 1988
Each fall and spring term a.
county from each of the five edu-
cational regions: of the state is
identified and asked to select a
distinguished building-level edu-
cator representative of all of the
outstanding educaLors in the.
: The individual selected might
be a teacher, principal, counselor,
or other educator at the elemen-
tary, middle, or high school level.
S iThe University Commence-
ment is an event to which the
educators in the elementary, mid-
dle, and secondary schools of the
state have made a major contribu-
tion. They have provided the foun-
dation for the success which their
students have enjoyed at the
I Consequently, they also
deserve recognition and honor.
They are invited to participate in
the University Commencement
ceremony as members of the plat-
foimn assembly in full academic
regalia. Each educator is recog-
nized by the president and pre-
sented the Distinguished
i Educator Award from the
University of Florida.
1 Buck$--From Page 5A
*Agreed to apply for 844,900
in stormwater drainage grant
Sfunds from USDA. The funds
wo ild be used at the Port City
SShopping Center complex to help
build a stormwater retention
Port St. Joe Lodge No. II I
\,xf'" Reg. Stated CommunicaUon
\ I 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
1' nonth, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave. Larry McArdle, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
& Discount liquors
2411 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Boyd & Paula Pickett
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You've got questions. We've got answers@
Most Major Credit
If you need additional information or assistance,
please call Bo Williams, Veterans Service Officer,
who is also the administrator for SHIP. His n m-
bers are as follows: Mondays: 639-30119;
Tuesdays-Fridays: 229-6125; FAX: 229-6174,.
COME & MEET THE CANDIDATE
AT THE CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS
Saturday, June 10
10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m., ET
at 204 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe
FREE BBQ PORK SANDWICHES
will be served for as long as they last!
m s Vowt & MWeet Zfe
Keith L. Duke"
FOR CLERK OF THE *
90 9OM. L YV KMTN JONEU CAWMIG A>OtEDE BY KEIH JONES OEM
"I promise to make the Clerk's Office an office of 'public
trust' and will always endeavor to provide a high level of
efficient, prompt, polite, and professional service to all
the citizens of Gulf County."
PD ol ADV bf I ITi IGNES CAMPFAGrl AF )/DO BY KKEITH JONI4 DEM 1i
What You Need To Do
*Pick up an application on July 7 at the Veteran's,
Administration Office, Room 136 or 147 at the
Gulf Countv' Court House in Port St. Joe (bust-
ness hours'are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.E.D.T.) 6r
the County Extension Office at the old Wewa ,
*Return completed application between July
7- 21. Make sure the application is stamped by
the person to whom you return it with the date
and time that you turned it in.
How It Works
*Based on gross income (Medicare + Social
Security + Certificates of Deposit + Savings and
Checking Accounts + Child Support Received ,
Any Other Sources of Income) and selection.
Applicant is chosen by lottery.
*Lottery will be held on August 2, 2000.
Contact '. .:. :.
If you need additional information or assistance,
please call.Bo Williams, Veterans Service Officer,
who is also the administrator for SHIP. His nUm-
bers are as follows: Mondays: 639-30119;
Tuesdays-Fridays: 229-6125; and FAX: 29-
(From Page 3 A)
states, "AAC desires to lease the
un-restored Keepers Quarters to
an entity with the expertise and
ability to rehabilitate, maintain
and preserve it in accordance
with the Secretary of the Interior's
Standards for Rehabilitation and
Guidelines .for Rehabilitating
Historic Buildings. Further, it is
desired that the proposed use
after renovation be compatible
with Air Force missions and con-
sistent with the historic value of
Sthe keeper's quarters, affording
opportunity for local citizen
Involvement. access, education,
The United States Air Force
has been the property owner of
the historic site since April 30th
of this year. When asked by com-
mittee members whether Gulf
,County could take over the lease.
without a bid, AAC representa-
tives pointed out that by law,,
when real property will be used
for public use, it must be offered
by competitive bidding.
In the original agreement
between Eglin and Gulf County,
Eglin promised to provide three
things: illumination of the light
tower, restoration of one light-
house keeper's quarters, and
assurance of public access to the
: .beach at the historic site. Two of
those promises, said AAC repre-
sentatives, have been fulfilled:
one keeper's quarters is fully
restored and thc pu' ,; does have
continued access to the beach.
The best way to handle the
Illumination of the light tower is
still under discussion., One idea
being discussed is the possibility
:.of Illuminating the light tower
now rather than including It in
the competitive bid process. As
the "Statement of Obj6ctive"
reads. "The lens is the property of
the U.S. Coast Guard and ,will
Remain with the lighthouse sub-
Ject to approval of the U.S. Coast
According to the "Statement
of Objective," "The AAC will nego-
tiate terms and conditions of a
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2000
Man's Best Friend Nips At Drugs
Ricky Tolbert and Shawn
Butler brought their partners
with them to present a program to
members of the Port St. Joe
Rotary Club last Thursday.
"Hedi" and "Ruby" are not
your ordinary partners though.
They are a part of one of the best
K-9 units in Northwest Florida--
with the Gulf County Sheriffs
Tolbert told those present
that 99% of the unit's work
revolves around drug interven-
tion. K-9 dogs are not only spe-
cially trained to sniff out drugs,
but they must also convince a
judge that they are qualified
iL AV .. ,
before being certified.
During the program, Ruby
demonstrated her wares, locating
two previously placed bags of
Tolbert said during one recent
five day period, the dogs had con-
tributed in helping to make 13
drug-related charges by sniffing
out the illegal substances.
Tolbert and Butler also
demonstrated Ruby's effective-
ness in protecting her handler.
Ruby can exert 120 pounds per
square inch of bite pressure when
in her protective mode.
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Sheriff Shawn Butler supervises Ruby in a mock drug discovery.
tor, Wood has classroom experi-
ence in preschool, kindergarten,
elementary, junior high and
senior high. In addition, she has
served as a junior class, senior
class, yearbook and newspaper
In the past. the candidate has
served on committees that pro-
moted academic excellence in
dulf County Schools arid has
worked to acquire scholarships
for Project Graduation.
That which this candidate
feels best qualifies her for the Gulf
County SchoolBoard are the facts
that she has served as a class-
From Page 1 A
room teacher, is experienced in
owning and operating a business,
and has a genuine concern for
Gulf County's children.
She is an active member of
First Baptist Church of Port St.
Joe where she has served on
building maintenance, pastor
search, personnel. building, and
land purchasing committees.
In every area of endeavor she
feels she has demonstrated the
qualities of dependability and
responsibility. If elected, she
promises to apply the same quali-
ties to every aspect of serving Gulf
County and its schools.
Jacob Chapman Belin
Jacob Chapman Belin,' 1601
qarrson Avenue, passed away
May 31. Mr. Belin, aged 85. was
lorn on October 28, 1914, in
IQeFuniak Springs, and moved
with his family to Port St. Joe in
lf924. He worked for the United
States Government while attend-
ST- JOE RENmT i-AL
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Cll 639 5828 for /
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ing George Washington. Universi-
ty. Mr. Belin began his profession-
al career with St. Joe Paper Com-
pany in 1938.
During his lengthy and distin-
guished business career,: Mr.
Belin served as Chairman of the
Nemours Foundation; Trustee of
the Alfred I, duPont Testamentary
Trust; Director of the Alfred I.
duPont Foundation; and Chair-
man, Director, President. and
Chief Executive Officer of the St.
Joe Company. He was also a
Director of Flonda East Coast
Industries and an officer and
director of all subsidiaries of the
former St. Joe Paper Company. A
charter member of Long Avenue
Baptist Church, Mr. Belin was
also a founding Director of the
James Madison Institute, and
during the 1950's, served three
terms as Mayor of Port St. Joe.
Additionally, Mr. Belin served his
community and the State of Flori-
da on numerous voluntary and
honorary committees, including
Florida's Council of 100.,
'Mr. Belin is survived by his
wife of 59 years, Myr)Tle F. Belin;
two sons and daughters-in-law,
Jacob Chapman Belin, Jr. and
Betty Phillips Belin of Rancho
Palos Verdes, California, and
Stephen Andrew Belin and Lynn
Knox Belin of Valrico; three
grandsons, Phillip Andrew Belin,
Stephen Andrew Belin, Jr. and
William Patrick Belin; brother,
Cleland Leonard Belin of Port St.
Joe, and 'numerous nieces and
Funeral services were held at
3:00 p.m., ET Saturday, June 3,
at the Long Avenue Baptist
Church, Port St. Joe. Interment
Followed at Holly Hill Cemetary,
Port St. Joe. Contributions may
be made in memory of Jacob
Chapman Belin to the Long
Avenue Baptist Church of Port St.
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make some very hard decisions
during some of the worst times in
Gulf County history. I have been
able to'work with the other com-
missioners to get the votes needed
for visions, jobs and projects for
,District 3 and Gulf County."
The incumbent candidate is,
married to the former Joni
Schoelles (of Mexico Beach) and
they have one son, Shane, eight
years old. His parents are Tom,
and Mary Knox of Port St. Joe and'
he has two brothers and three sis-
ters, all who graduated from Port
St. Joe High School.
Knox has been the welding
instructor at Port St. Joe High
School for the last eight years,
teaching skills to the high school
students and helping place them
in the job market. He has also
taught welding for Gulf Coast
Community College for the last
one and one-half years to help
retrain the laid off workers of Gulf
County and also place them in
"I would like to thank all of
the people of this county for their
support I have received the last
four years. Without your concerns
and involvement, the county can-
not travel on the right path for the
C Service &
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Ask for Russell Vickery, Jr.
or Ricky Sparks
From Page 1 A
future. The people of the county
can reach me at 229-6106 or 647-
5349 (home) anytime to get their
questions answered or ,to voice
their concerns to me.', Thanks
again," concluded Commissioner
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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2000
DISTURBANCE DRAws ARREST
During the late evening hours
of May 31st and the early morn-
ing hours of June 1st, Gulf
County Sheriffs Office deputies
responded to several complaints
reporting of Wewahitchka resi-
dent Ricky Lassiter causing a dis-
Deputy Richie Burkett locat-
ed a vehicle in which Lassiter, 19,
was riding and stopped it on
Highway 71 south of
Wewahitchka. While. speaking to
the suspect, the deputy noticed
the odor of alcohol on his breath.
He was arrested, taken to jail, and
charged with possession of alco-
hol by a person under the age of
On Thursday, June 1st, dur-
ing the early evening hours,
Deputy Ricky Tolbert stopped a
vehicle, which was driven by 28
year old Christopher Stokes, for a
speeding violation. Tolbert then
asked for and was given permis-
sion to search the suspect vehicle.
During a search of the truck,
a bag of marijuana was found for
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State Certified Since 1985
which Stokes claimed responsibil-
ity. Also, Mark Kelsoe, Jr., a pas-
senger in the vehicle, had mari-
juana in his pocket. Both subjects
were arrested and taken to the
Gulf County Jail.
Stokes was charged with pos-
session of more than 20 grams of
marijuana and Kelsoe with pos-
session of less than 20 grams of
marijuana. Both suspects were
first appeared before the judge
and released on a $40 pretrial
TOOK To THE HIGHWAY
On Saturday, June 3rd,
Deputy Chris Buchanan was dis-
patched to Red Bull Island in ref-
erence to a reported stolen vehi-
cle. Joel Johnson stated that an
unknown person had just driven
off with his vehicle.
Approximately one hour later,
Deputy Burkett observed the
vehicle near the Wetappo Creek
Bridge on Highway 22. Burkett
stopped the vehicle and arrested
the driver, Brenda Rouse, 43, of
Wewahitchka, for grand theft
ERRATIC DUI SNAGGED
Also on the third, at approxi-
mately 2:00 a.m., Deputy Larry
Hightower stopped a vehicle oper-
ated by Ronnie Morgan, of
Wewahitchka. for erratic driving.
While talking with Morgan, the
deputy could smell alcohol about
his breath. Morgan, 45, was
arrested and charged with driving
under the influence of alcohol.
HOISTED A RED FLAG
Sunday, June 4th, Deputies
Tolbert and Shawn Butler
stopped a red Ford Escort on
Highway 71 in the Honeyv ille area
for erratic driving. The driver stat-
ed that the transmission was slip-
ping and that was the reason for
her erratic driving.
Deputies were given permis-
sion to search the vehicle and a
quantity of marijuana was found
on the rear floorboard. The driver
and two passengers were arrested
for possession of marijuana.
Those arrested were Blountstown
residents, Rita and James Young
(ages 48 and 40, respectively),
and a 17 year old juvenile;
93 REASONS To STOP,
On Monday, June 5th,
Deputy Burkett stopped a vehicle
driven by Port St. Joe resident
Brandon Harrison for speeding-
93 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. While
Burkett was writing Harrison, 19,
a speeding ticket, Deputy Butler
walked K-9 "Ruby" around the
vehicle. She alerted for the pres-
ence of illegal drugs.
When the deputies searched
the vehicle, they found a quantity
of marijuana in a glass case in the
vehicle. The driver claimed the
drugs as his, was charged with
possession of marijuana, and
taken to the Gulf County Jail.
PUTTING LIGHT ON THE SUBJECT
Also on Monday, Deputy
Buchanan stopped a vehicle dri-
ven by Joseph Reeder, 59, of
Wewahitchka, to make him aware
of a headlight which was burned
The deputy found that
Reeder's driver's license was sus-
pended for driving under the
influence. He was arrested and
taken to the Gulf County Jail. The
following day he was also arrested
on a warrant for violation of pro-
bation for driving under the influ-
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...
Wednesday. May, 31st--Kerry
Thompson, 21, B/M, of Port St.
Joe, violation of probation (re:
aggravated battery) and failure to
appear (re: resisting); and Michael
Yarrell, 18, B/M, of Wewahitchka,
Thursday, June st-Mark
Kelsoe, Jr., 19, W/M, of Wewa-
hitchka, possession of marijuana;
and Debra McDaniel, 48, W/M; of
Carrabelle, three counts of worth-
Saturday, June 3rd---Jimmy
Johnson, 20, B/M, of Sneads,
possession of a controlled sub-
stance; Melissa Thames, 26, W/F,'
of Wewahitchka, battery; Jerry
Pitts, 44, W/M, of Wewahitchka,
battery; Derrick Turner, 29, B/M,
Miami, sale of cocaine and pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
distribute; and Richard Shep-
pard, 45, B/M, of Wewahitchka,
sale of cocaine, possession of
cocaine with intent to distribute,
and possession of marijuana.
Sunday, June 4th-Julius A.
Gathers, 28, B/M, of Port St. Joe,
violation of probation (re: sale of
cocaine and two counts of resist-
ing without violence).
Monday, June 5th-Shirley
Lucas,-.50, W-/F, of Wewahltchka',
violation of community control I
(re: driving under the influence
and two counts of possession of a
controlled substance); Michael
McDaniel, 19, W/M, of Wewa-
hitchka, failure to appear (re: two
counts of disorderly conduct);
Julius Gathers, 28, B/M, of Port
St. Joe, violation of probation (re:
battery); and Michael C. Hamm,
35, W/M, of White City, violation
of injunction for protection.
Pick-Up at PSJHS
Parents of students who
attended Port St. Joe High School
during the 1999-2000 school year
are invited to pick up their report
cards at the office from 7:45 a.m.
to 3:15 p.m. Monday through
Parents are reminded that
June 15th is the. absolute dead-
line for turning in the Gulf
County Scholarship points form
which will be attached to the
IN HONOR OF OUR SON
On May 20th, 2000 Wewahitchka High School held their graduating ceremony. in which our son was a part, Russell Aaron Knee.
For some reason WHS;neglected to recognize Russell as a candidate to receive the Academic Bright Futures Scholarship, which will
pay 100% of his University Tuition and Fees. He will also be receiving a scholarship from Florida State Uniiersity tor $8,000 to be dis-
tributed over 8 semesters. Instead, he was announced to receive the Merit Scholarship.
In all of Gulf County there were only 2 students who qualified for the $8.000 FSU Academic Scholarship, Erica Ailes from PSJ High
School and Russell Knee WHS. For Russell to receive this Bright Futures Academic Scholarship and be accepted into the Honors Program
at FSU he had to score at least 1300 on the SAT and 29 on the ACT and work 75 Con-munits Service Hours, in which he did.
We would like to thank Ms. Ramsey, the guidance counselor at PSJ High for reognizmng her 8 Academic Scholars & 14 Merit
Scholars. And for all of her hard work in telling her students how important these tests were, making sure they kept up with what they
needed to do, to qualify for these scholarships. Out of the 89 students who graduated from PSJ, that's 10% of the entire class to qualify
for the Academic Scholarship. That is quite an accomplishment. WHS recognized 10 Merit Scholars, which is also quite an accomplish-
In giving ou.t awards, some of the sponsors will call the school to ask "how many students are going to college?" and "Ho" many
need assistance?" We know that one of the sponsors who called Mr. Monks, the guidance counselor at WHS, was told that Russell u i,
covered and at least to one other sponsor, Russell's name was not even mentioned at all. Since Mr. Monks knew Russell was offered so
much by FSU, why didn't he announce it? He.did for every other student going to a university.
Mr. Monks had a letter from FSU confirming the $8,000. They had confirmation of his community
service hours and test scores, but refused to acknowledge this,honor on the pne night he had worked for,
for 12 years. Even hours before graduation, Russell spoke again to Mr. Monks, saying that his parents would 4
really like to hear his Academic Award announced.
We would like to say that graduation night, something was taken away from our son that can
never be given back, an honor of recognition that he deserved. Russell's disappointment was not for
himself, but for us, his parents and family. You would think that his High School would be proud to
announce this achievement or that by living in the same county that there are guidelines for announcing and
You can understand our disappointment when we read in The Star Paper of the Academic Scholars
announced at PSJ graduation, when we were told by Mr. Monks, that without confirmation from Fla. Bright
Futures, Russell's could not be announced. We don't begrudge any student any award they received, in fact
we wish they all could have received ten times as much. These young adults are our future.
We have talked to Mr. Jerry Kelley (Superintendent) and Mr. Truby (WHS Principal) three times to
find out why this happened. Mr. Monks our guidance counselor has yet to answer to us for what he has done.
Maybe my son was not the best dressed or the most popular or the teacher's favorite, but you know
what he worked .35 hours a week, ended up with the second highest GPA in the class and will be receiv-
ing the only Fla. Bright Futures Academic Scholarship to be awarded in Wewa for the 1999-2000 school
year. We are proud of him, even if his school was not. We hope that this will never happen to any one ot
your children, in whom we are all proud.
So many times an injustice is swept away, kept quiet hoping it will disappear. Normally, we would not
be so public with our feelings, but just knowing that our words are forever in print has eased some of the
anger and hurt that we feel.
Dear Russell, we are so very proud of you and have been since the day you were born. In your life's
journey there will be rights and wrongs, good times and bad, but no matter what, we're on your side. We
love you, Mom, Dad, Jesse and Daryl.
The Port St. Joe High, School
Sharks' summer baseball season
began this week and will continue
throughout the end of the month.
Following is a schedule of the
slated games on tap. for the ninth
to twelfth-graders. Unless other-
wise noted, the games each day
will be held at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.,
*Thursday, 8th host Blountstown;
*Friday, 9th at Marianna;
*Monday, 12th at Wewahitchka;
*Tuesday, 13th host Mosley;
* 16th & 17th PSJ Summer Slam;
*Monday, 19th at Bay High;
*Tuesday, 20th host Wewahitchka;,
*Thursday, 22nd host Bay County;
eFriday, 23rd hosL Wakulla;
eMonday, 26th host Bay High;
*Tuesday, 27th, at Liberty County;
*Thursday, 29th at Blountstown;
*Friday, 30th host Liberty County.
The team will host the "PSJ
Summer Slam" tourney at Shark
Stadium on Friday and Saturday,
June 15th and 16th, with the
Sharks competing against teams
from Blountstown, Marianna,
Liberty County, Wakulla, and
Shark fans are invited to go
out and check out the up and
coming players on the home dia-
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Ponytails Division All Stars
COASTAL SERVICE AND H & M IRRIGATION-From left, kneel-
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Skanes, Anna McFarland, Katie Calvarese, and Brittany Miller;
and standing are H & M Coach Susie McFarland, Karissa Keels,,
Charla Atkins, Candace Branch, Krista Hensley, Erika McNair, and
Coastal Service Coach Neil Goodson; and in back are. H & M Coach
Hal Keels and Coastal Service Coach Charles Atkins.
Ponytails Division All Stars
TOMMY T'S AND WEWA BANK-From left, kneeling, are
Victoria McCall, Jessica Mock, Tiffany Tillery, Jennifer Bland,
Nicole Devine, Danielle Shows, and Samantha Denton; and stand-
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Mork, Brooke Mathes, Whitney Nixon, Kieonda Miller, Albanie
Gant and Wewa Bank Coach Tonya Nixon. Not pictured are Tommy
,T's coaches Richard Davis and Tom Gibson.
Ponytails Division 1st Place-Coastal Service
From left, kneeling in front, are Katie Calvarese, Brittany
Miller, Kyla Moore, Kaleigh Goodson, and Audrey Skanes; kneeling
in center are Charla Atkins, Michelle Mathews, LaTreva North,
Kristfa Hensley, and LeeAnn Hutchinson; and standing are Jena
Hogan, Coach Neil Goodson, Coach Charles Atkins, and Ashley
Angels Division All Stars
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,Pope, Carolyn Marley, Samantha Fenaes, Amanda Shanahan,
-Kristin Posey, Rene Lewis, and Prudential Coach Debbie Stitt. Not
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12th Annual Big Bend Saltwater Classic June 16-18
Over 900 anglers are expected
to bait up for the 12th Annual Big
Bend Saltwater Classic to be held
June 16 through 18 in the Florida
Gulf coastal waters from Mexico
Beach to St. Marks and beyond.
The Big Bend Saltwater Classic
began in 1989 as a fund-raiser for
the Organization for Artificial
Reefs, Inc. (OAR). OAR is a non-
profit manne interest group dedi-'
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BendGulf. ... ,, ,
Prize money upped to $10,000
for first place in the Masters
Classic officials doubled the
first place prize money in the
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PSJ LEGAL LASERS 17, shortened game, the team rallied
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Minor League ("AAA") champions, ble, and a single. Adding to that
Legal Lasers, took the diamond in were Bobby Creamer with two
their opening game of the District singles; Dalton Richter, with a
IV "AAA" First Place Teams triple; and Brandon Strickland
Championship Tournament last and Nathan Tarantino each with a
Saturday, June, 3rd, in Bayou single.
George and came away with a 17- Pitching for St. Joe in the first
0 blow-out of the home team two innings was Strickland who
"Braves." gave up one hit, while striking out
In a four inning run-rule two and giving up no walks.
Chase Butler came in' for the final
two innings, striking out three,
For the deal of your life, walking one,, and holding the
see me! Braves hitless. The young hurlers
faced only the minimum of 12
batters in the four innings.
The defense stood solid
throughout the brief game high-
lighted by an out on a runner
caught stealing and one nice dou-
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Five Gulf County baseball
players were selected this past
week to the Florida Sportswriters
Association's All-State Teams.
Four players were selected from
Port St. Joe's Final-Four team in
Class 2A, while one was named
from Wewahitchka in Class A.
Brandon Jones, a sophomore
infielder and pitcher for the
Gators, was selected to the Class
A first team. At the plate, Jones
had a .520 batting average with
seven homers and 39 RBI. He was
5-1 on the mound with a 1.10
Matt Caswell. a junior second
baseman, and Ryan Stephens. a
senior catcher and pitcher, were
both selected to the third team for
the Sharks. Caswell hit .405 at
the plate with 10 doubles and 171i
Ryan had a .408 batting aver-
age with 15 doubles, one home-
run and 35 RBI, On the mound.
he was 10-7 with a 3.09 ERA and
collected 97 strike-outs in 93
innings pitched.. .
Ashley Stephens, a senior
shortstop and pitcher, and Bryce
Thomas, a junior first baseman,
were each- honorable mention
selections for Port St. Joe. At the
plate, Ashley, hit .318 with eight
doubles and. 25 RBI. On the
mound, he was ;3-1 with four
saves, a 2.29 ERA, and 53 strike-
outs in 33 and two- thirds innings.
Bryce had a .327 batting aver-
age with six doubles and 29 RBI
for the Sharks.
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PSJ Minor League 1st Place-Legal Lasers
Kneeling, from left, are Chase Butler, Cody Shearer, Nathan
Tarantino, Greg Farmer, Dalton Richter, and Bobby Creamer;
standing are Stratton Miniat, Jasey Powell, Brandon Chehardy,
Brandon Strickland, and Hunter Wall; and coaches in back are Dit
Butler, Stacy Strickland (manager), and Timmy Varnes.
again striking out three, while giv-
ing up no walks and two hits.
-Butler entered in relief in the
third and fourth innings, and
struck out six, walked one, and
allowed one hit. The closer,
Brandon Chehardy. held Preble-
Rish hitless while striking out two
and walking none in the fifth.
Two singles by Greg Farmer
and one by Creamer, in addition.
to several base on balls, con-
tributed to the 11 runs tallied by
the Legal Lasers team.
PSJ LEGAL LASERS 10,
FRANKLIN COUNTY 9
On Tuesday, the third day of
tourney play, the Legal Lasers
faced a somewhat tougher oppo-
nent in the Franklin Count)y first
place team, but came out on top
in the close 10-9 game. After get-
ting off the a rocky start-down 7-
0 after two innings of play-the
Legal Lasers dug in their heels
and fought back to continue in
the winner's bracket.
Once again, Strickland start-
ed on the mound, and In two
innings he struck out three and
walked two. Butler entered the
game and struck out three, while
-giving up no walks during three
innings 'of relief. Chehardy closed
the game in the sixth inning strik-
ing out three batters.
Creamer led Legal Lasers at
the plate with two singles early in
the game and a game winning sin-
gle. In the bottom of the sixth,
with the team down by one run,
two outs and two strikes on the
board, he drove through a single
-to score Cody Shearer and Greg
Farmer for the win. ..
Farmer, Butler,, Strickland,
and Chehardy each earned a sin-
gle at the plate for the St. Joe
Wednesday night's action was
slated to pair off Wewahitchka (1-
1) and Franklin County (1-1) at 7
p.m. (ET) in the loser's bracket,
followed by Port St. Joe (3-0) ver-
sus Callaway (2-1) in the winner's
bracket at 9 p.m. (ET). Wednes-
day's winner will meet Thursday
at 8 p.m. (ET)..
DY Major League
The annual post-season Dixie
Youth District IV Majors First
Place Teams Tournament will
begin this coming Saturday. June
10th, at the Callaway baseball
complex. This double elimination
/tourney features the first place
finishers from each of the dis-
trict's area leagues vying to see
who is the best of the best.
In the opener at 5:00 p.m.,
ET, Franklin County will face
Parker, followed by a 7:00 inatch-
up of Bayou George and Callaway.
The "Gulf County, Showdown" is
slated to toss out its first pitch at
9:00 (ET) highlighting the talented
10 to 12 year olds from Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka,.
Everyone is encouraged to
make the short trip to Callaway to
support the young players and
enjoy a great week of baseball as
the event will continue nightly at
7:00 and 9:00 p.m. (ET) through
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Five Gulf County athletes
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Democrat 2000 All-Big Bend Base-
ball and Softball Teams.
The Gators' Brandon Jones
was picked as a third baseman to
the first team, and was the only
first team selection. Jones led the
Gators at the plate this season
with a .520 batting average, seven
homeruns and 39 RBI, despite,
missing the first part of the year
with a back injury. On the
mound, Brandon compiled a 5-1
record with a 1.10 ERA.
Port St. Joe's Ryan Stephens
and Bonnie .Belin were both sec-
ond team selections. Ryan, select-
ed as a catcher, hit .408 this sea-
son with 15 doubles, 35 RBI and
one homer. He had a 10-7 record
on the mound with a 3.09 ERA,
while striking-out 97 batters in 93
Bonnie, picked as a designat-
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Sharks this year with seven dou-
bles, four triples, two homeruns.
and 33 RBI. On the mound, sihe
compiled an 11-3 record with a
1.75 ERA. Belih struck-out 56
batters, walked 46. and gave up
66 hits In her 73 and two-thirds
Port St. Joe's Matt Caswell
and' Wewahitchka's Judith Hus-
band both were honorable men-
Lion selections. Caswell, selected
as a second baseman, had a .405
batting average with 10 doubles
and 17 RBI for the Sharks.
Husband, picked as a pitcher,
had an impressive 24-3 record
with a .085 ERA on the mound for
the Lady Gators. She tossed 11
shut-outs and three one-hitters
this season. Judith struck-out
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When Wildfires Are a Threat to You & Your Home-Be Prepared!
By: Chris Floyd, Director of
Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross
More and more people are
making their homes in woodland
settings-in or near forests, rural
areas or remote sites. There,
homeowners enjoy the beauty of
the environment but face the very
real danger of wildfire.
Wildfires often begin unno-
ticed. They spread quickly, ignit-
ing brush, trees, and homes.
Reduce your risk by preparing.
now-before wildfires strikes.
Meet with your family 'to decide
what to do and where to go if wild-
fires threaten your area.
Practice Wildfire Safety
People start most wildfires. .
find out how you can promote and
practice wildfire safety.
Contact your local fire depart-
ment of forestry office for infor-
mation on fire laws. Make sure
that fire vehicles can get to your
Clearly mark all driveway
entrances and display your
name and address.
Report hazardous conditions
that could cause a wildfire.
Teach children about fire
safety. Keep matches out of
Post fire emergency telephone
Plan several escape routes away
from your hodiie-by car and by
Talk to your neighbors about
wildfire safety. Plan how the
neighborhood could work
together after a wildfire. Make a,
list of your neighbors' skills
such as medical or technical.
consider how you could help'
neighbors who have special
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level of your home. Test
monthly and change the batter-
ies two times each year.
* Teach family members how to
use the fire extinguisher.
* Rake leaves, dead limbs and
twigs. Clear all flammable vege-
*, Remove, dead branches that
extend over thee roof.
* Prune -tree branches and
shrubs within 15 feet of a
stovepipe or chimney outlet.
* Ask the:power company to clear
branches from power lines.
* Mow grass regularly.
* Store gasoline, oily rags, and
other :flammable materials in
approved safety cans.
* Stack firewood at least 100 feet
away -and uphill -from your
* Consider' installing protective
shutters or heavy fire-resistant,
Keep handy household items
that can be used as fire tools; a
rake, ''axe, hand/chain saw,
bucket, and shovel,
Plan Your. Water Needs
Identify and maintain an ade-
quate outside water source
such as a- small pond, cistern,
well, swimming pool, or
* Have a garden hose that is long
enough to reach any area of the
home and other structures on
* Install freeze-proof exterior
: water outlets on at least two
sides of. the home and near
other structures on the prop-
erty. Install additional outlets
at least 50 feet from the home.
:* Consider obtaining a portable
gasoline powered pump in case
electrical power is cut off.
, When Wildfire Threatens ...
If you are warned that a wild-
fire is threatening your area, lis-
ten to your battery-operated radio
for reports and evacuation infor-
mation. Follow the instructions of.
* Back your car into the garage or
park it in an open space facing,
the direction of escape. Shut
,doors and roll up windows.
Leave the key in the Ignition.
._ Close garage, windows and
doors, but leave them unlocked.
Disconnect automatic garage
Confine pets to one room. Make
plans to care for your pets in
case you ttlust evacuate.
Arrange temporary housing at a
friend or relative's home outside
the threatened area.
If Advised to Evacuate, do so
Wear protective clothing-
sturdy shoes, eottori or wOolen
clothing, long pants, a long-
sleeved shirt.. gloves; arid a,
handkerchief to protect ydur
Take your disaster supplies kit.
Lock your home.
Tell someone when you left anid
where you are going.
Choose a route away from fire
hazards. Watch for changes in
the speed and direction of fire,
If you're sure you have time, take
steps to protect your home:
Close .windows, vents, doors.
venetian blinds, and heavy
drapes. Remove lightweightt
Shut off gas at the meter. Turn
off pilot lights.
Open fireplace damper. Close
Move flammable furniture into
the center of the home away
from windows and sliding-glass
Turn on a light in each room to
increase the visibility of your
home in heavy smoke.
Seal attic and ground vents
with pre-cut plywood or com-
Turn off propane tanks.
Place combustible patio furni-
Connect the garden hose.to out-
Set up the portable gasoline-
Place lawn sprinkler on the roof
and near above-ground fuel
tanks. Wet the roof, .
Wet or remove shrubs within 15
feet of the home.
Gather fire tools.
Wildfire and other types of
disasters can strike quickly and
without warning. You can cope by
preparing in advance and working
with your family to devise a family
disaster plan which includes a
disaster supplies kit. Discuss with;,
your family why it is Important to
have a plan and practice your
, plan frequently. :
For additional intnrrtiation on
wildfires or to becormie a disaster
resistant neighborhood please
contact the Capital Area Chapter
of the American Red Cross iri
Tallahassee at 818-6080, or itf
Apalachicola at 653-3942, Or visit
the web site at www.tallytown
Prom left, are Melissa Askew, Kayla Moore, Bridget Parker, and Fritz Stoppelbein.
County 4-Het's Qualify
For State Competition
.,On April 15, the Gulf County
4 Hers participated In the Area A
4-H Horse show, held at the Fair
Grounds in Marianna. Area A
includes 12 counties from
Escambia to Leon.
Gulf County had four 4-Hers
to qualify for state competition.
which will be held in Tampa at the
State Fair Grounds on July 12
Those who qualified tor Gulf
County are Melissa Askew. Kayla
Moore, Bridget Parker, and Fritz
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next to Albertson's Or visit your local agent. Next to Lowe's
336-2232 504-9220 .
Effective June 1, 2000, a public service channel will be avail-
able to all Media-Corn cable customers located in Highland View,'
St, Joe Beach and Beacon Hill. Chapnel 53 will be administered
by the St. Joe News Network through the Oulf County Tourist
.Development Committee. If you have any questions, please con-
tact the'TDC office at (850) 229-6106. ;
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4,c. June 1, s 15. and 22.2000 Tourist Development Committee
PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2000
Man Has 77th Birthday
Benjamin Franklin Blow was
born June 15, 1923 in Covington
County, Alabama. Better known
as Frank to his family and friends,
Frank loves to reminisce about
his days of playing. guitar or
accordion at Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church.
Frank's accomplishments as
a musician include his recording
of numerous gospel songs (with
Frank playing harmonica) at
Panama City's Ocean Opry.
For 30 years until retirement
age, Frank worked for the state of
Florida's Highway Department.
Since retirement, Frank is well-
known as the hitch-hiking har-
monica man. He spent his time
playing guitar or harmonica and
visiting his many friends at local
Since moving to Florida many
Zion Fair Baptist
Observes Women's Day
Reverend Marty Brown and
the Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church family, located at 280
Avenue C in Port St. Joe will be
observing Its annual Woman's
SDay service on June 11, with ser-
vices beginning at 9:45 a.m.,.
:11:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m.. ET.
Everyone Is invited to go and help
them lift up Jesus.
The family of Audra S. Blount
'would like to thank everyone for
-their prayers, visits, food, and
flowers. Everyone has been won-
derful and so helpful. So from the
bottom of our hearts we thank
years ago, Frank lived near his
sister and brother-in-law, Lena
and Henry Butts, of Port St. Joe.
Presently he resides at the
Covenant House in Kinard.
Westside Baptist Church In
Wewahitchka will have their sum-
mer youth revival beginning June
22 at 7:00 p.m. Services will also
be held Friday and Saturday
nights at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday
morning at 11:00 a.m.
Joshua and Rachel Culver
from First Baptist of Chalmette,
Louisiana will head up the revival
team which will include "Stage
Hands," a drama group, and "2nd
Mile," their praise band.
Join them each evening for
preaching, singing, drama and
New Bethel A.M.E. will be
hosting its Annual Youth Day on
Sunday, June 11, at the 11:00
a.m. service. The speaker for this
service will be Minister Dante
The .public is invited to
Vacation Bible School
First Baptist Church in White
City will be hosting its Vacation
Bible School, June 12 through 16,
from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. The
theme Is Ocean Odyssey. All chil-
dren, ages, three through youth,
are invited to attend.
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
10:30 Sunday Morning Apolochice o... E 4 W ...PanomaCity
7:00 Wednesday Evening Reid Ave.
'* *" ". 71 ReidAm e.
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family Ufe church
Ahema Bible Training Center graduates N
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe w. ,ico
., BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
'A 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
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 bless 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_GarrisonAve-nue 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.
W'\ dneda v . ... . .. .. .7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power ,of Pentecost With Us
first United Methodist Church
.1111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditonal................. .................. 9:00 a.mn., CT
(Contemporary ......................... 11:00 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor .... .... .Church/Office: 648-8820
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET,. PORT ST. JOEr
7:30 and 11:00 a.m: (ET) ,
l++ 1 ,Sunday School 9:45 "
^ ST. JOHN'S *eWEWAHITCHKA
E R. J R U' -8:00 a.m.(CT) -
~ THE REV. JERRY R HJUFT, Pastor
Discover cod's Love!.
Discover God's Love!., .
Everyone welcome '.:
Long Avenue A
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 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. JonH. .A oins, PASTORo
MARH JONES, 'MinISTER OF MUSIC & YOUTH
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Blow
Heartfelt Thanks Expressed
The family of John "Henry"
Koonce, Jr. would like to thaik
everyone for the love shown to ou4-
family during our grief for ouri
brother and uncle. We would like
to thank everyone for their
AME Yard Sale
The Missionary Society of New.
Bethel AME Church will be hold7
ing a big yard sale and baked
goods sale on Saturday, June 10.
There will be homebaked cakes,
pies, and goodies, as well as cloth-
ing. and much more.
The sale starts at 8:00 a.m. in
the church parking lot on the cor-
ner of Avenue C and Highway 98.
Audra S. Blount
Audra S. Blount died on May
22, at Bay Medical Center.
She was a retired registered
nurse. She was a member of the.
Christian Fellowship Church in
She is survived by her hus-
band, Cecil Blount of Mexico
Beach; daughter, Connie Ogletree
from Georgia; Lisa Kitchen,
granddaughter from Georgiat
James Wayne Blount, a son fromi
Georgia; Jimmie Blount, grand-.
son from Georgia; Jake Blount,
grandson from Georgia; Eddie
Blount, son from Mexico Beach;
Shandra Moyer. granddaughter
from Alabama; also four great-
grandsons 'and one great-grand-
She will be missed greatly by
prayers, visits, cards, monies,
flowers and the food that was so
We also would like to thank
our pastor, Reverend Marty
Brown and the Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church
Family, Reverend O.C. Williams.
and Comforter Funeral Home, and
staff. A special thanks goes to Mae
Bell Sims and the other ladies
that helped In the kitchen.
The Koonce/Addison Family;
WES 4th NineWeeks
Third grade-Kalyn Bidwell,
John Campbell, Jacob Causey,
Amanda Cesaroni, Jessica Hus-
band, Warren McDonald, Paige
Nickell, Ian Rice, Samantha Rich,
Felicia Trese, and Danielle Wood.
Barnes, Tori Bowles, Tyler Bush,
Janessa Campbell, Torrie Cesa-
roni, Anisa Chaudhry, Summer
Grice, Hall Harden, April Hughley,.
Meleah Lister, Tiffany Newsome,
Mary Taunton, Brent Walker,
Brandi Whitfield, and Gayla
Fifth grade-Ryan Cox, Ellen
Manor, Matthew Miller,: Robbie
Morris, Hanna Price, Chanda
Smith, and Jessica Stoppelbein.
Sixth grade-Justin, Barnes,
Brenda Driggers, Jessica Jones,.
Hali Price, Brandon Rouse,
A's and B's
Algueseva, Lisa Ann Barlow,
Rebecca Barnes, Hunter Causey,
Lawanda Colvin, Bobby Creamer,
Jordan Davidson, Johnathan
Driggers, Bobbi, Jo Duke, Cody
Dupuie, Demetres Gainer, Con-
stance Harrelson, Ryan Harvey,.
Ryan Leaman, Erika Lemke,
Megan Lincoln, Leigh Little, Jef-
frey Martin, Kelley :McLemore,
Lena McLemore, Whitney Melvin,
Jessica Messick, Joshua Mitchell,
William Taylor, Kayla O'Neal, Kris-
ten Parmele. Jordan Paul, Aman-
da Robbins. Kimberly Shirah.
Danielle Stanley, Heather
Strange. Chaz Whitten, and Kayla
A man tried to sell a farmer a
set of books. "If you buy them,"
he said, "you'll farm twice as
good as you do now."
"Listen, young fellow," he
replied, 'T'm not farming half as
good as I know how now."
That's the trouble with a lot of
us, isn't it? We're not living half
as good as we know how.
It's not enough to buy a Bible,'
you must bury yourself in it. It's
not enough to bury yourself in it,
you must believe it. It's not
enough to believe it, you must
behave it. It's not enough to
behave it, you must broadcast it.
The Bible says, "You know
these things now do them! That
is the path of blessing." I'm
going to walk in this path. Care
"V\ Port of Victorv"
First Churck of +ke. c e N a ne
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe,.Flo-ida 32.65
Sunday School ...................... 10 a.m. Give unfo thle Lord l he lory
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 11 a.m. due His ame, worse ip tle
Sunday Evening Worship ............... 6 p.m. Loed in fl, la ecuty of lloliness.
Wednesday Evening Service ............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29:2
\The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
: r" ,o Worship Sundays at 1')00 a m and 6 00 p.m.n"
eovfolt Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a m 1.al ages)
SseoVes'' Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central .
Located ji 823 N 15th S \Me\co Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.mn. sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box.758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue .
Come and Be Blessed! K
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School .... ..........................*.................... 10 a.m.
M morning Service .................................... .............. 1, a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ............................................... 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & Worship ............................ 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor -
Dorman, Tyra Dupuie, Brittany
Floyd, Ashley Gates, Katlyn Gor-
man, Elizabeth Grimsley, Michelle
Hand, Holly Knowles, Jessie Led-
better, Tiffany Lemois, Catherine
Long, Kenneth Manor, Paul
Myers, Whitney Myrick, Tabitha
Pelt, Shana Pridgeon, Jennifer
Rhodes, Stetson Rich, Audreanna
Riley, Joshua Sandlin, Kendra
Smith, Samantha Wade, Vanessa
Wait, and Kelly Weeks.
Fifth grade-Sam Adkison,.
Frank Bailey, Heather Baker,
Sean Bierman, Arielle Bragg, Vr-
ginia Casson, Randi Chancey-,
Kellana Clark, Datrina Edwards,
Kayla Farris., Latonya Fisher.
Patrick Gates, Justin Goodwin,
Rian Hall, Chad Harrison, Brittlee
Howerton, Marcie Jackson, Alex.
Jones, Ashley:Kent, Leigh Mayo,
Dexter Myers, Ashley Ogelsby,
John Paul, Megan Peak. Jeffrey'
Portivent, Misty Robbins, Joey
Shupman, Roy Suber, Micheal
Taylor, J.J. Roberts, Bradley
Udell. Anthony Walt, Jasmine
Ward, Shakharia Williams, and
Ashley Wreath. '
Sixth grade-Tyril Baxley,'
Korv Bidwell. Tyler Bowles,
William Chason. Megan Crutch'-
field. Philip Dorman, Jessica FelL-
trop, Amanda Glenn, Trey Good-
win, Cody Haar ah House-;
Rany Jackson, Christopher John--
son, Demetrice Jones, Sandra
Kelsoe, Brian Kerrigan, April Kin.
ney, Megan Mayo. .Daniel McNa-
mara, Clayton Morris, Cecily
Myers, Deborah Neel, Joshua
Pitts, Crystal Vertrees, Mandle
Walding, Michael Weeks, arid
NOW See The Star On Line at
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
; ;Romans 16:16 '
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
TMeets At 2241 Hvwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road
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
S. 5 4, teenth Streel
508 Sixteeiith Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship. ..... 10 a.m. < o
Adult School ....... .11a.m.
Pastor Rev.J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Coshn Sr. Blvd.
first Baptist Church
r 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
9 -,-Minister of Music'& Youth "'
Sunday School .. . 9:45 am
Worship Service . . . 11:00 am
Disciple Training .. .... . 6:00 pmn
i. -^ ; Evening Worship .; .. . 7:00 pm
tf-i^ Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........ 7:00 pm
S"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
--------Teaching the Truth of God's Word
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .. .... 10:00 a.m.
SMorning Service ...... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .......... .. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... 7:00 p.m.
RHome of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
,IPT Constitution andMonument .
FIRST UNITED METHODIST OCHURCHI
Sunday School ....... ... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans Robi
Methodist Youth I
Fellowship 6:00 p.m.'
Evening Worship .... ... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice .. 7130 p.m.i
ert E. Downs, Jr.
Youth & Children's Director
6 BUT THOSE WHO MOPE. IN.THE .ORD WILL
RENEW THEIR STRENGTh.: TtEY WILL, 50AR ON
WINGS5 LIKE EAGLE5 .'. .- 15AIAN 40:531,
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.'
Pastor Lee Cordell '
Church: 227-1s80 https//www.graceeagles.org :.'
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2000
Sunbridge Bay St. Joseph
and Rehabilitation Center cele-
brated the dedication of their
nursing staff May 12th. The nurs-
es shared their day with the rest
of the staff with a steak cook-out.
The break room was gaily decorat-
ed with balloon centerpieces and
a' cake from the Flour Mill that
featured smiling flowers-typical
of the nurses at the center. The
taste, as usual, was beyond
To complete the festive day, a
table of nursing graduation pic-
tures and diplomas were on hand,
along with old uniforms and out-
dated medical memorabilia,
brought in by Nancy O'Bryan, RN
who was fortunate enough to be
on hand as they were being dis-
carded for more modern technolo-
Class of 1976
By: Amy Shackleford
The Port St. Joe Bicentennial
Class of 1976 .is preparing to
honor its rich and significant his-
tory to commemorate the "Year of
the Bicentennial Celebration." A
meeting is planned for this memo-
rable occasion for Monday, June
12, at 6:30 p.m., ET, at the Gulf
County Library. -
All class members that are
able to attend, please do so and
share your input. For more infor-
mation you May contact: Amy
Bailey Shackleford, Susan Dupree
Stephens, Robin Bailey Gerbert.
Janis Schweikert Tankersley,
Anita Smiley Tiller, Barbara
'Nelson Walker, Katrina Pippin
:Glass, Gall -Rogers Blackman,,
-Vivian Harris, Karen Macheni'
,Borden, and Wanda Kirkland
Taking 3 Minutes
Now Could Save
Your Life Later
More than half a million
Americans will have a stroke this
year. Could you be one of them?
May is Stroke Awareness Month
and Florida Medical Quality
Assurance, the Medicare Peer
Review Organization, is asking for
three minutes. Take three min-
utes: evaluate your risk, learn the,
warning signs of a stroke, and
know when to get help.
Why is it so Important? A
stroke happens when the blood'
supply to the brain is-lterrupted.
This can lead to permanent dis-
ability or even death. Getting
treatment right away can make a
difference in whether ybu survive
and, if you do, how you will live
your life after a stroke.
Step one: Know if you are at
S risk for stroke.
Are you or is someone you
love at risk? Examlnefthese risk
factors: high blood pressure,
heart disease, diabetes, increas-
ing age, and cigarette smoking.
Do you. have a family history of
stroke? Do you drink alcohol
heavily? These are risk 'factors,
Stoo.'If you think you may be at
risk, talk to your doctor.
Step two: Know how to spot'
the signs of a stroke.
Stroke symptoms are !easy to
recognize if .you know .what. to
spot. More than one symptom can
occur suddenly. If you or someone'
you know experiences signs of a
stroke, don't wait--call 911:' The
American Stroke Association lists
these warning signs of a stroke; ,
* sudden numbness or weak-
ness, especially on one side of
sudden confusion or trouble
S' speaking or understanding
I* sudden trouble seeing in one or
sudden trouble walking, dizzi-
i ness, or loss of balance or coor-
* sudden, severe headache with-
out knowing why.
Know when to get help.
Immediate treatment can
make a difference in the outcome
of a stroke. Strokes are medical
emergencies. If you think you or
someone you know is having a
Take a few minutes now. Be
prepared. It can make a difference
For more information, on
Florida Medical Quality
Assurance's stroke project please
call 1-800-844-0795 extension
Seated are Jean Powers, R.N. (left, front) and Pat Loose, R.N.
(back) and Nancy O"Bryan, R.N. (right, front) and Dawn Sasser,
CNA Class Graduates From
Gulf Coast Community College
Gulf Coast Community Col- patient care assistance as well as
lege Gulf/Franklin Center is being trained to be home health'
proud to announce the gradua- aides, phlebotomy aides and EKG
tion of The Patient Care Assistant aides.
class of spring 2000. The class The new class schedule is to
formally graduated on May 25. start August 2. Applications are
The class was instructed in now being accepted.
Annual Whitfield Family Reunion
,The annual Whitfield family
reunion will be held on Saturday,
June 10, at the Wewahitchka
Community Center at 10:00 a.m.,
Those attending are reminded
6t bring'a well-filled picnic basket
There will be a talent show for the
children. If your child 'plans to
participate be sure he/she has all
'his/her music, props. etc.
There will be an afternoon fel-
lowship at Whitfield Park, which
is located at Lands Landing Road.
There will also be activities for the
children such as pony rides and
sack races. If you plan to attend
please bring your lawn chair.,
Vernon HS Class of 1975
The Vernon High School Class
of 1975's reunion planning meet-
ing will be held on Friday, June
23, at 7:30 CT, at Pizza Hut in
Bonifay. If interested, please
Come on, Mate! OUTBACK GAMES
is about to begin...
Outback Gamesi ':
Hope of Glory-Jeysus in You!
I' The VeBSTM facts: 3 Year Olds to 5th Graders! I
I '- Games are Scheduled for: 9. a.m. to :Noon (ET) I
I from Monday, June 19th., to Friday, June 23rd! I
Departure Site: First United Meth6dist Church I
I ", of Port St. Joe! ;
.. : Registration Information: Stop
I by the church office Monday through Friday from .
I a.m; until noon.
I REGISTRATION IS FREE!!!
So Get Your Boots On And Run On Down!!
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ATTENTION INDUSTRIAL WORKERS
FLORIDA ASBESTOS TESTING
IF YOU began employment by 1973 and have worked for at least four (4),
years in any of the following industries including:
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The Thuth About Tar and Nicotine Ratings
Why do some smokers choose
"low tar" and "light" cigarettes?,
Because they think these ciga-1
Srettes may be less harmful to their
health than regular cigarettes.
The Federal Trade Commis-
sion wants you to know that ciga-,
rette tar and nicotine ratings can't'
predict the amount of tar and'
nicotine you get from any particu-
lar cigarette. That's because how
you smoke a cigarette can signifi-
cantly affect the amount of tar.
nicotine, and carbon monoxide;
you get from your cigarette.
Research indicates that many
smokers of "low tar" or "light" cig-i
arettes compensate by takirig.
deeper, longer, or more frequent.
puffs from their, cigarettes. The
amount of tar .and nicotine a
. smoker actually 'gets also can
Increase if the smoker uninten-
Stonally blocks tiny ventilation
holes in cigarette filters that are
designed to dilute smoke with air.
When it comes to "low tar"
ihd "light" cigarettes, the FTC
wants you to know:
* The tar apd nicotine numbers
used in 'advertising and on
packaging are determined
using a smoking machine, a
smoking "robot" so to speak
,that smokes every brand of
cigarette exactly the same way.
* The numbers do not represent
the amount of tar and nicotine
a particular smoker may get:
First, people .don't smoke ciga-
rettes the same way the
machine does; second, no two
people snrroke the same' way.
* Many lower tar cigarettes have
filters with very sinall vent
holes in the sides that allow air
to dilute the 'smoke in each
puff. It's. 'easy for smokers to
cover the holes unknowingly;
that results in them getting
more tar and nicotine.
It's impossible to tell from the
ratings the amount Of tar and
nicotine a smoker will get from.
any cigarette. Smokers of lower
nicotine cigarettes tend to com-
pensate for the lower nicotine
by taking deeper and more fre-
quent puffs than they would
from a regular cigarette.
* Smoking "low tar" pr "light" cig-
arettes does not eliminate the
health risks of smoking. If
* The amount of tar and nicotine
smokers actually get depends
on how deep and how often
they puff on the cigarette and
whether they block the vent
you're concerned about the
health risks -of smoking, stop
The amount of tar and nico-
tine you get from your cigarette
depends'-on how you smoke your
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as a safe smoke. For more infor-
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1997 annual report on cigarette
The Annual District II Clean-Up will be during the week of
June 12-16, 2000 and will begin on Monday, June 12. All
items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday, June 9,
2000. The clean-up will begin in Overstreet, the Dis. 2 area of
Wewa, Williamsburg, Methodist Hill, and to include everything
north of the West Arm Bridge to the County line. This is a one
time pick-up-NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
All items must ibe separated (i.e. white goods, wood prod-
ucts, yard debris, etc.)
PLEASE. NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE
If you have any questions, please contact the Gulf County
Road Department at 850)639-2238.
2tc, June I and 8,2000; D i s r
Area Church Choirs are, Coming Together
for a Night of Praise' & Worship
as They Present a Program Entitled
CREATED BY ..
S: ONM OEN JACK HAYFORD TOM FETTKE
CAMP KILAND RANDY VADER JAY ROUSE
Sunday, June 1ith & Monday, June 12th
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JUNE 8, 2000
P'uhblic TS~oti ie+s
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that George Y. Core, the
Shoulder of the following Tax Certificate, has fied said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of Issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 217 Application No. 2000-2
Year of Issuance 1993 R.E. No. 03392-015R
Description of Property:
Begin. at the Southwest corner of the
Northeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter of
Section 31. Township 5 South, Range 11
West and thence run North for 1010 feet for
a Point of Beginning; thence continue North
170 feet; thence run East 260 feet: thence
run South 170 feet: thence run West 260
feet to the Point of Beginning; said land
lying and being in Section 31, Township 5
South, Range 11 West. Gulf County,
Name in which assessed: Stanislaw Solarskyj. All of
said property being in the Gulf County, State of
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00. A.M., E.S.T..
on Wednesday, the 21st day of June,2000.
Dated this 15th day of May. 2000.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
4tc, May 18 & 25. June 1 & 8, 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF
CASE NO. 00-29-CP
IN RE: The Estate of
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in the
estate of Ruth McClamma, deceased, File Number
00-29-CP. by the Circuit Cotrt for Gulf County.
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456; that the total cash value of the
estate subject to probate is $3,000.00, and that it.
has been assigned to Kathryn Hallman whose
address is listed below.
ALL INTERESTED, PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate .n whom a copy of this notice is served with-
rit1fir e iofih aisftef the date ofthe firstpublication
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 deedernt and per.-
sons having claims or demands against the estate of
the decedent must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT-SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
Is June 1, 2000.
/s/ Henry M. McClamma. Jr,
HENRY M. McCLAMMA, JR.
10009 N. Natural Wells Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32311
/s/ Kathryn Hallman'
302 W. Main Street
Pickens, SC 29671
s/ William J. Rish
0SH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ; P.A.
P. O. BOX 39
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER
FL BAR NO. 0066806
2tc. June 1 and 8. 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 00-31-CP
IN RE: The Estate of
LONE EARL GRA
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Family Administration has been entered in the
estate of Lonnie Earl Gray, deceased, File Number
00-31-CP. by the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456; that the total cash value of the
estate Subject to Probate is $4,000.00, .ar.d i-Lti
has been assigned to Magnolia H. Gay whose
address is listed below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
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 against the estate of.
the decedent must file their claims with this Court,
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
Is June 1. 2000.
/s/ Magnolia H. Gay
MAGNOLIA H. GAY
P. 0. Box 537
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
/s/ Patrick Earl Gray
PATRICK EARL GRAY
9811 E. Jewell Avenue, Apt: 1.09
Denver. CO 80231
/s/ Thomas S. Gibson
THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & 5CHOLZ? P.A.
206 E. 4TH STREET
P. 0. BOX 39
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONERS
FL BAR NO. 0350583
2tc. June I and 8, 2000.
The City of Wewabltchka announces that the
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (Consumer
Confidence Report) for the period of January 1, 1999
through December 31. 1999, Is now available for
public inspection at the City Hall during normal
business hours (7:00 AM 4:00 PM. CDT).
Jerri Linton .
2tc, June 1 and 8, 2000,
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS .
BID NO. 9900-27
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration interested In providing the following
One (1) New or Used (40,000 miles or
less) Pickup, as follows:
Long Wheel Base
Extended Cab with Bench Seat in Back
V-8 Engine '
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
Questions should be directed to Maintenance
Superintendent Joe Bearden at (850) 229-6251.
.. e ca o m n o m ... L s. a
Please indicate on the envelope thma tis is a
SEALED BID and Include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Monday, June 12,
2000 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk
2tc, June 1 and 8, 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 00-32-CP
IN RE: The Estate of
WINNIE WENT NUNNERY,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the estate of WIN-
NIE WENT NUNNERY, deceased, File Number 00-
32-CP. is pending in the Ciucun Court tor Gall
County. Florida. Probate Division, the address of
which Is Gulf y Courthouse, Probate Division,
1000 Cecil G, Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe. FL
32456. The name and address of the Co-Personal
Representatives and their attorney are set forth
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by an
interested person on whom notice was served that
challenges the validity of the Will, the qualifications
of the Co-Personal Representatives, venue or Juris-
diction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice, of
CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF
THE ESTATE OF WINNIE WENT NUNNERY.
/s/ Lonnie V. Nunnery, Jr.
LONNIE V. NUNNERY, JR.
P. 0. Box 372
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
/s/ Charles M. Nunery, Sr.
CHARLES MONROE NUNNERY. SR.
P. 0. Box 938
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
/s/ Thomas S. Gibson
THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39 .
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583'
2tc. June 1 and 8. 2000.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-28
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed competitive bids from any person,
company or corporation Interested in providing the
Scope: Contracting services to demolish
and/or remove all improvements and haz-
ardous materials, close septic tanks; and
close wells and return the site to a natural
state consistent with the surrounding unim-
proved Flood Plains of unimproved parcels in
and around Gulf County, Florida, in accor-
dance with applicable federal, state and local
statutes, regulations, plans and policies. A
consideration for salvage is appropriate when
estimating a bid price. Projects will be com-
bined to include all properties. All contracts
will be awarded pursuant to the Gulf County.
Bidding Policy regarding competitive bids for
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478
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and large 2 Br 2.5 Ba half-duplex. Ultimate privacy
floor plan with extra' large Brs,. closets, and baths.
Large outside util. rm., paved driveway. Screen porch,
covered deck, covered balcony. Underneath unit 2 car
parking. CH/A, furnished. First floor has living/din-
ing area w/French doors opening to large covered
deck, half-bath, kitchen, screened entry porch, laundry
roo.n Second floor has big master Br w/sliding glass
Joor. to covered private balcony for your pleasure to
see gorgeo.4u .unttis and moonlit nights! Master Ba
ha- _epJrate dre.ing '. anir,' and large walk-in closet.
Br #2 ha- % ailk-in closet[ Private entrance to large full
Ba iith ies, ot Gult' Ecellent rental history. $299,000
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'iniestorl or permanent residents Like ne .' 2d 2
ba. tuil\ turni.hed charmer 75 feet of shared park,
ing, public beach access acron, the hwy. Front deck to
enjoy the views & sunsets. All this within walking
distance of stores and restaurants in a fast growing
area of St. Joe Beach. Opportunity is knocking. Take
advantage now at $198,000;
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7660 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Location! Location!
2 .bedroom, 2 bath brick home on 2 lots across
from dedicated beach. Large garage, with work-
shop in back. Great Florida room to enjoy the fan-
tastic sunsets. Call for appointment. Lots of palm
trees. Lot 100'x140'. REDUCED TO $329,000.
109 Ocean Ridge Lane, Gulf Aire Subd.
$19,999. Reduced to $127,900. Great opportuni-
ty. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with split floor plan.
House is newly painted and recarpeted. Just
across from the swimming pool, tennis courts
and playground on a cul de sac street. Great pos-
sibilities for family home, must see to appreciate.
131B, Miramar Dr., Mexico Beach. Location! 3
bd' d IPntd
coming into the canal. Very good investment for
home, second home or for rental property. Hurry!
Call for an appt. Ask fort Joan. MLS#5361.
107 N. 38th St., Mexico Beach. Fisherman's
dream. Walk out of your back door, to your boat!
3 bd., 2 ba., lovely brick home on the canal. Dock
with cover and 6000 lb. lift. Fully furnished new-
ly decorated, screen porch, Florida room, nicely
landscaped, just to mention a few amenities. Call
Joan to see this home. $310,000.00. MLS#5549.
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206 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. ,Beautiful one of a kind r O I
beach view home designed by. PauloBrent. This reno- In ol l
vatedd home has three decks overlooking gulf, screened
in back porch, lots of decking in back, trees, irrigation
system. Kitchen is gas and electric with tiled floors and
pickled oak cabinets. Downstairs features two bed-
rooms and two baths, laundry room, kitchen and liv- Owner relocating. 203 Narvaez Seashores. Great
ing room. Many built-ins. Second floor features large location for famil or retirement close to beach-
master bedroom, large master bath and walk-in closet. location for family or etirement close to beach-
Bonus from for office or bedroom and small sitting es and marinas. Enjoy this approx. 1750 sq. ft.
area.' Two car garage with access from Oleander St. home with great room accented by cathedral ceil-
Must see to appreciate. $610,000. ing, fireplace; split bedroom plan, MB has w/in
closet, separate dressing/bath area; Ig. kitchen
w/great storage plus 6' pantry and breakfast bar.
| Double garage, screened porch for relaxation;
landscaped yard with garden area, well, privacy
fenced. New gutters and downspouts. Well insu-
S -,. lated, low, utility costs, gas 'water heater & fur-
nace, elec. A/C. $142,500. Call for appointment.
Gulffront 8701 Highway 98. Very nice single
story Gulf front. home on 75' lot on St. Joe
Beach. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath' single story
home, has an all electric kitchen, fully fur-
nished, with lots of decking, partially screened
porch, dune walkover, paved parking under-
neath, outside shower. Excellent rental unit.
Priced to sell at $475,900.
Mexico Beach 203 Fifth St. Affordable beach
retreat. 2 bedroom/2 bath house is 725' from ded-
icated beach, nice yard. Has great po.sibilities.
Needs some %ork Reduced to $89,000.
Preferred Location CANALFRONT BEACH-
SIDE 116 Miramar Dr. Mexico Beach.
Floating dock boardwalk seawall- deck.
Single residence on 75' wide lot, remodeled,
2/2, 1528 sq. ft.,-plus Florida room, carport,
fence, partially furnished. $550,000.
OVERSTREET AREA 590 BORDERS
ROAD, between Wewahitchka and
home on 3.69 acres, with 500' on Borders
Road. Good barn and fenced. $59,900.
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ONE OF A KIND DUPLEX! Ill E & F Isl St., Mexico 311 Robin Lane, Mexico B'each. Very nice 3 bed-
Beach. 2 bedroom, 1 bath upstair.. 2 bedroom, 1 bath room, 2 bath brick home in/quiet neighborhood,
downstairs. Steel roof, ceramic tile iloors Great loca- nicely landscaped. Beautiful hardwood floors.
tion! Upper floor has 2 decks with great view of gulf. Ceramic tile in bathrooms, enclosed garage, ther-
* Lower unit has deck, also iith a great \ iev.. Duple\ mal windows, just to name a few of the perks of
is oncorner lot. Call for appotilment soon $249,000 this house. Large lot, approx. 100'x95'. $117,500.
Gulf Front 140 Gulf Pines Dr. Indian Pass
Area: End Unit townhouse, in triplex breeze-
way separates. Beachfront townhouse tastefully
decorated in move-in condition. 3 Br, 2 Ba, two
levels with decks, all rooms open on the Gulf.
Full electric kitchen and Master suite on first
level, spacious closets through-out. Laundry
room upstairs, storage room on ground level.
Covered parking on slab. 34.5' on Gulf by 485.6'
deep. $287,000 FPI*
'Gulfaire 205 Christin's Curve Rd.: 4 bd., 2.5
bath.Victorian style charmer in Gulfaire Sub.,
close to pool and tennis courts. House has many
extra touches such as tile and parquet floors,
bay windows in breakfast nook. Front & side
porches as well as large* rear deck. Shown by
appt. only. Call Gregg. $199,900.
Port St.Joe 410 Reid Ave,: Vacant business lot
in the heart of downtown Port St. Joe on Reid
Ave. just a half block from Cecil G. Costin Blvd.
Ideal for retail or office structure. Call Gregg.
,$109,900. c ..
Mexico Beach-Commeicial, 820 Hwy 98.
BUILDING & LAND ONLY! Approx. 1200 sq.
ft., heated and cooled. Good parking.
Entrepreneur's dream! Zoned commercial, high
traffic area. $350,000.
Beacon Hill Vacant property. Back end of
Helmet St. 4 acres, partially cleared. Great for
development or single family home with lots of
Mexico Beach Marina -t located on Mexico
Beach Canal 4 lots, bait and tackle shop, gaso-
line pumps, boat docks, 3,000 + sq. ft. bldg.
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located
on fOur lots, gunitee swimming pool, boat park-
ing, good investment potential. $599,000.
Come and Nest at the Beach! New Listing!
Beachside townhouse at 2703-A Hwy: 98,
Mexico Beach. Two bedroom, 1.5 bath beach
retreat. Very short walk to beach, close to
restaurants. New ceramic tile downstairs &
new carpet upstairs. Fresh paint inside & out
along with new wallpaper in kitchen & baths.
Privacy fenced landscaped back yard & patio.
'Great view from deck off master bedroom.
Comes with all appliances. Great permanent
home or rental. ,9. Reduced to $142,900.
Owner is Lic. Florida Real Estate Agent. MLS
ST. JOE BEACH
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfort-
able approx. 2800 sf home nestled on 2 large
lots. Bath on each of 3 levels. Stairs on side and
out for safety. Lots of decks. 3 BR and 2 baths on
2 main living levels. Lots of room on ground
floor for game room, office, bedrooms, or could
be used as large apartment. Ground floor used
to be antique shop, office and storage, ch/,
stove. Lots of possibilities. Must see. $146,900.
CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASS
G llUsf 'TR ots
Cl~r, l lor .
Great Gulf Front Opportunity. On Cape San
Blas Secluded Dunes Subd. Lot F 3, 116 ft. on
the gulf approx. 295 ft. deep, total .67 acres.
Everything is right on this one, World Class
Beach, dramatic high dunes, remote site, con-
trolled access, your neighbor is the state park,
limited to no erosion and possible to permit for
two residences. Well priced at $410,000. Call
Indian Pass. N. Seminole and the Lagoon.
Waterfront lot. Tremendous opportunity for
secluded homesite 'with dock on Indian
Lagoon. 225' of waterfront available, or may be
subdivided. The entire lot is .88 acres MOL. All
eligible for FEMA insurance. $225,000.
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman -*
Attest: /s/ Benny C Lister. Clerk
2tc, June 8 and 15. 2000.'.
John MVI. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker 647-8939
Jim Vickers 648-3022
Tom :Graney 647.3736
Marlene Harris 647-5316 .
Joan Smithwick 647-4150
Greg Mahlkov 647-3476
Joy Holder 648-8493
414, Arizona Dr., Mexico Beach. Very well kept
home! 3 bd., 2 ba. in quiet neighborhood. All appli-
ances included in sale of property. Extra insulation
for heating and cooling. All wood cabinets in kitchen. '
Watering well for outdoor watering. Central h/a> gas
fireplace in liv. rm., mcaiie and phone hook-ups n
every bedroom and in living room. 2 1/2 car garage
with workshop in garage. Attic fan in house is good
asset for this.well insulated house. Cools house many
months of the year. Lush landscaping all around this
home. New carpet. Just to mention a few of the
amemnies MLS#5670. $185,000.
92 HIGHWAY 98, MEXICO BEACH. 2 story
'custom built brick home on 1-1/2 lots across
from dedicated beach. 4 Bedroom, 3-1/3 Bath.
Approx. 3532 sq. ft. of living space. Metal roof,
large deck, Florida room. Large garage in back
to accommodate many cars and/or boats.
Carpet and tile throughout. Lush landscaping.
Too many amenities to mention. Must call for,
more ,in formation Room for..2:or, more aparft-
ments downs.tair- As manygs 4 families could
go together for this one. $639,000.00.
Mexico Beach step out to.the beach. Buy one or
all four of these Gulf View townhomes. Each has
a 2br/2.5 ba, with appliances & tastefully fur-
nished. 2 end units $179,000 each, 2 middle
units, $159,000 each. These are too good to pass
up. MLS#4609-4612. Owner financing.
101 Nautilus, Seashores Subdivision. 3 bd., 2
garage. Priced to sell! $129,000.
Seashores Lot, Beautiful 75'x150' located one lot
east of the corner of Narvaez and Nautilus. Nice
well built homes on each side,lot is high and
drains well, great home site for only $29,500.
Call Tom. MLS#4958. .
ST. JOE BEACH .
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft.
Very nice lot on Hwy. 98. $180,000.
Developers Commercial, Residential! 180'
on U. S. 98 by 440' on Court St. Also, second
parcel adjoins 370' on Americus Ave. by 125'
deep. Residential/commercial zoning. Great
potential! Growing area! $975,000:. ,
Homes only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts.
Tradewinds Dr. Lot 2, BlkG, 70'x115' nice lot
with Gulf view. $109,000,'
Wetappo Drive Lot on paved road, restricted
to homes only. Creek access nearby and just;10
minutes to beach. $12,000.
Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block #,
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive,
Wewahitchka. Lot 3 West Arm of Dead Lakes.
Lot size 106.7' waterfront x 252.63' deep
approx. Beautiful wooded lot with direct access
to the Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes,
Located in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is
zoned for homes or mobile homes. Lot size
105'x113'. Build the home of your dreams in
this quiet, wooded subdivision and still be just |
20 min. from the beach. $10,000. .
*' '- .1
2221 CR C-30
Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470
Contracting Services. The contract award will
be based on the responsiveness to the scope
and specifications of each proposed project
and the qualifications of responsible contrac-
tors. Those interested in submitting qualifi-
cations and a bid are required to attend a
mandatory Pre-Bid conference to be held
on Friday, June 16, 2000 at the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida
at 9:00 a.m., E.T.
Qualifications: Contractors must be experi-
enced in demolition contract services and
meet all criteria'as set forth in the bid specifi-
cations. Each interested contractor will be
provided a Bid package, which includes the
plans and specifications for each project and
the Gulf County Bidding Policy regarding the
competitive Bid Request for Contract Services.
Any contractor submitting a bid must provide
the required documentation outlined in the
Bid package in order to qualify the firm or
individual's ability to perform the projects in a
manner which meets or exceeds the Gulf
County Floodplain Management Require-
ments, all codes and license compliance, and
County and State ordinance requirements.
The Bid packages may be obtained at the Gulf
County Clerk's Office. 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., room 148. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (telephone -
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Friday, June 23, 2000 at
5:00 p.m., E.T., at the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2000 PAGE 5B
Aging In America .
Planning can ease the transition into long-term care
B Charles M. Roadman II, .M.D.
'" I, like many in my generation,
Ever. thought much about long-
term health care. That changed;
however, when my father needed
to enter a nursing home a few
As baby boomers age, we are
finding ourselves helping our par-
enits make decisions about their
cae, while thinking about
how we will be cared for
when we can no longer
care for ourselves. The
facts are clear; two of
every five will need/
lOng-term care at
spme point in our
lives, and one in five
over age 50 is at a
High risk of needing
long-term care in the
next 12 months.
Anticipation, fear, and guilt
can each play a role in the emotion
that surrounds the decision to
seek long-term care. But, by plan-
ning ahead, you can lessen many
of these feelings and ensure that
the decision is the best one for
both patient and loved ones.
To every extent possible, the
patient should -be involved in the
decision making process. You
ihdght also involve family, friends,
physicians, elder-care profession-
q % Q racaregivers interact,
SThe ask questions of patients and fam-
first step in the planning process fly members who can provide ref-
would be to identify, then visit sev- erences, and talk to individual
eral facilities that offer the specific caregivers.
location and services you desire. Many of these professionals
Visiting facilities will give you a are registered or licensed practical
sense of the options available and nurses, certified nursing assis-
help you decide which facility is
best for your individual situation.
Proximity should be a very
important consideration., Since f
Tips For Taking Kids Fishing
Summer is a perfect time to
introduce kids to fishing. They are
Out of school, full of energy, and
'love to be outdoors. Why not take
this opportunity to spend some.
quality bonding time with a child.
Here are some tips from vari-
Zebco Gary Dollahon provides
this fishing tip: "For youngsters
Just getting started, try a pack-
aged rod and reel that is just the
right size for their little hands.
And remember, spending time
with the kids in the great out-
,doors is meant to be fun .
catching fish is just a bonus!"
One angler from Berkley in
'Sprit Lake, Iowa, gives' an inter-
esting tip for young and old alike:
-"When casting artificial lures,
don't forget to "sweeten" your lure,
' ,occasionally with a little piece of
-nightcrawler or power bait for that
Dorsey Gibson of Eagle
!Claw/Wright and McGill says:
i"Keep in mind a youngster's short
attention span when taking them
,fishing. Let them use light tackle,
'go after small panfish when just
learning to fish, and start them
out fishing with bobbers."
The folks at Igloo Camping
pass along this suggestion that's
Really good for youngsters and
their parents: ."For obvious rea-
'sons, always take along sUn-
screen and insect repellent.
,,Follow the product recommenda-
St. Joseph Bay Office Barrier Dune
1520 C.R. C-30, 110 Bar
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Port St..
(850) 227-2000 850-
tions for application, then be sure
to wash .your hands thoroughly
before baiting your hook."
Bruce Stanton at Rebel and
Bomber Lures (Pradco) makes this
suggestion for when you're fishing
ponds or small lakes. "Always cast
parallel to the bank and fan-cast
your way out to the. middle.
Working the banks, especially in
the, shade, will many times pro-
"After catching a few fish, it is
always a good idea to strip off a
few feet of line and re-tie your lure
or hook. Fish can damage your
line with their teeth and rough gill
covers," says Jim George, field
services manager at Pure
A very important bit of advice
Comes from; Roger Bills at G3
Boats in Lebanon, Missouri, who-
says, "Water safety should always
come first. Youngsters who can't
swim should always wear a PFD
(Personal Floatation Device) when
they are near the water, in or out
of a boat. One simple investment
that always pays off is to teach
your child to swim."
These important tips should
help provide a good foundation for
a life-long fishing relationship
between parent and child. While
you're at, it, don't forget to take
along snacks, water or soft
drinks, a camera, and a little
St. George Island
is at Cape San Bias
rier Dunes Dr.,
Joe, FL 32456,
0428, ext. 107
Cape San Bias
344 Cape San Bias Rd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
tants, and highly experienced
licensed administrators. These
individuals have devoted their
careers to long-term care and can
offer valuable information based
on their experience. Visit at differ-
ent times of the day, including
mealtime, which will allow you to
observe different service care-
givers, and activities. Ask to dis-
cuss special dietary needs with the
facilities' dietician or food ,service
S When you visit, discuss finan-
cial considerations in detail with
the facility administrator who can
offer guidance on Medicaid,
Medicare and private insurance
issues. Any government program
you may utilize will require finan-
cial records, -going back several
years, to be in order.
Care should be individualized.
If special treatments such as
physical therapy, speech patholo-
gy, or psychiatric counsel are
needed, ask if they are available.
Facilities have grown to be much,
more sophisticated in delivering
complex medical care. Ask about
the function of family or resident
councils. These provide forums in
which residents and families can
address issues of importance to
Every facility is surveyed
annually by the state's health
department. Consider the facilities
survey record. Your facility contact
should be able to answer your
questions and provide additional
information about this complex
Skilled nursing facilities strive
to be like neighborhoods-where
patients can feel secure and com-
fortable just like they have all their
lives. Patients should be involved
in activities that provide mental,
physical, and social stimulation.
For, example, many facilities are
using computers and e-mail to
help patients keep in touch with
their families and loved ones.
Some even offer, computer
classes to patients to learn how to
surf the Web and sharpen their
skills. Others have mentoring pro-
grams so patients can interact
with children from the local com-
munity, as well as art classes,
music recitals, and other activi-
If questions regarding cAre
arise during the decision-making
process, have an open and honest
discussion with physicians, the
facility's medical director, director
. of nursing, facility nurses, and the
facility administrator. You will find
this to be critical to ensuring qual-
ity of care.
During my experience, I
learned that we need to plan
ahead for long-term care. In a .
society that tells us a lot about"
staying young, but not much
about getting older, planning for
the realities of age can minimize
the uncertainty of entering and
adjusting to what lies ahead for
ourselves and those we love.
For more information, visit the
American Health Care
Association's web site at
www.ahca.org and click on the
"consumer information" link to
obtain a helpful guide to selecting
a skilled nursing facility.
Dr, Roadma.n Is the president and
chief executive officer of the American
Health Care Association (AHCA), a non-
profit federation of affiliated associa-
tions representing 12,000 non-proJit
and for-profit assisted living facilities,
nursing. facilities, and. subacute
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.
1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida
850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959
BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner
ASSOCIATES: Barbara Mannon, 850-647-5004 John Chivetta, 850-22603756 Charlotte Sanford, 850-647-3609 MLS
GULF FRONT LOTS Enjoy Spectacular Sunsets &
Gulf Breezes Hwy. 98 Beacon: Hill
75' Gulf Front lot! $375,000. -.-
79.55' Gulf Front lot! $397,750
Corner of. Hwy. 98 & Burch St. -75'x1 12.5' corner lot with
Gulf View! Easy beach access close to Beacon Hill Park.
Mexico Beach 309 Robin Lane 117'xl 12.44' resi--
dential building lot in sub. zoned for homes only. Lot
has been cleared, includes water and sewer tap.
311 Robin Lane 110'xl 25.31' residential building lot
in subdivision zoned for homes only. $30,000.00.
2603 Hwy. 98-
100'0 iKl TfO .bath
each lronscreened porch and covered
patio. Traditional concrete block construction, window
AC, gas heat. Separate laundry building has washer
and dryer for each unit. Great location only steps to the
Beach with easy access!l $205,000.00 MLS#4575
HI~~ ~ ~ "*"i1 1 ,g iiiiiI
8027 Hwy. 98 GULF FRONT Executive single family 4+
Br, 3 Ba hqme with bonus room on, ground..floor that can be
used as sitting room, or extra bedroom. Custom Built in
1995, this home has approx. 2400SF. Ceramic tile floor-
ing in main living level w/decorator periodic tiles in kitchen
w/custom wood cabinets. Panoramic Gulf view from cov-
ered decks, on both levels!! Separate CH/A systems for all 3
levels of house. Completely furnished! Very nicely decorat-
ed! On 60.12' Gulf front lot! Owner open to offers! Must
see this one!! $550,000.00. MLS#4951
kt I- K
l III,1 I ll i l J I 1ii iii AIII ,A1 ilillijlu M i1ll
1302 B Hwy. 98. Nice 2Br, 1.5 Bath townhome with
Gulf view and easy Beach access! Living room,-dining and
kitchen combo w/sliding doors that lead to back private
patio area. Extra large back yard with additional parking
and storage area. Appliances include refrigera o~ rppge,
dishwasher, washer and dryer. 5150 000 00. "
1302 C Hwy. 98. Nice 2Br, 1.5 Bath townhome with
Gulf view and easy Beach access! Living room, dining and
kitchen combo w/sliding doors that lead to back private
patio area. Master bedroom has vaulted ceiling w/ceiling
fan and covered deck with Gulf view. Extra large back yard
with additional parking and storage area. Appliances
include refrigerator, range, dishwasher, washer and dryer.
Some furnishings included. $150,000.00 Firm.
419 Texas Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE!!
Spacious custom built 4 Br, 2 Ba single family home soon
to be under construction! 1648SF heated and cooled
living area. Lg. LR, combined kitchen and dining area
has all wood cabinets V/'iit. l tion
w/ba oaco patio.
Appli d ncuderef. w/ice maker, dishwasher, range,
disposal. Double car garage w/automatic garage door.
On 100'x108' landscaped lot w/underground sprinkler
system. $135,900.00. PRE-CONSTRUCTION -
412A & B 7th Street Mexico Beach- (2) NEW 2 Br,
2 full Ba townhomes. On landscaped lot, pqved street
with easy access to the Beach!!! Approx. 750+SF,
plus front sun deck and back patio area. Cen. elec.
h/ac, ceiling fans, custom wood cabinets, and appli-
ances. Must see this affordable Beach Retreat!
Reduced to $72,000 ea. MLS#4576
CAPE SAN BLAS Barrier
Dunes Townhomes. Premier 1,
2, 3 bedroom townhomes available
in gated environmentally sensitive
community. Amenities include swim-
ming pool, tennis courts, fish ponds
and a beach boardwalk.
CAPE SAN BLAS, BEACH-
FRONT Ashmore Home, An
elegant 4BR/3.5BA, 4322 sq. ft.
Gulf front home with all the ameni-
ties: fireplace, wood flooring, ele-
gant master bath, walk-in closets,
elevator, balcony and decks.
Excellent rental potential.
XICO BEACH COMMERCIAL
Canalfront. Waterfront octra-
structure on busy highway, located
next to marina, zoned C-1, numer-
ous commercial ventures possible;
property offers 5 income-producing
wet slips. $350,000. MLS#5065.
01998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and 0 are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America .Q Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated
106 N. 19th St. Single family 3 BR/2B, %cm me
only 1/2 blo Lt ,a, % l 'fjA l, ed-
rooms.F I d re rigerator and range. 1
car carport and outside storage. Only $110,000.
Owner will finance!
426 7th St. PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE! Quality cus-
tom built 4 Br, 2 Ba single family home dudlnstruc-
tion. 1648 Sjte6dh ,2 car
gar Jt P g9 ft oor openers. CH/A, ref.
w/ice maker, electric range, dishwasher, disposal, ceil-
ing fans w/light in all rooms. On 100'x158.33' land-
scaped lot. $115,000.00. PRE-CONSTRUCTION CON-
TRACT $109,900.00. MLS#4572
Hwy. 386 & La Siesta Drive -PRE-CONSTRUCTION
SALE!! NEW! 3 Br., 2 Ba custom home soon to be under
construction! On 79'x145' lot in restricted residential
subdivision. 1064 SF heated/cooled living area with 2
car carport. Landscaped lot' with sprinkler system. A
great starter home or get-away! $99,900. PRE-CON-
304 Hatley Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALEl! Quality
custom built 3 Br, 2 Ba single family home soon to be under
construction! 1408SF heated and ai *Ia 1. Lg.
LR has vaI fljr kit lB lncabi-
nets, IJel B u Mluc refrigerator w/icemaker,
dishwasher, range, disposal. Ceiling fan w/light in all
rooms. 2 car garage w/automatic garage door openers.
Landscaped 87.5' x 108' lot w/underground sprinkler sys-
tem. nice neighborhood on paved street. $115,000.00.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION $109,900.00. MLS#4782
111-A First Street 2 bedroom, 2 bath stucco townhome
,with GULF VIEW only steps to the DEDICATED 'BEACH!!
Open spacious desi 'g at comfortable Florida liv-
ing. 1 bedroom', 2/dommngbath on each level. Enclosed
garage w/automatic openers. AN AFFORDABLE BEACH
RETREAT!! $104,000.00. MLS#5075
308 Fortner Ave. Beautiful 50'xl 50' residential lot,
completely cleared with sewer and water tap paid and
installed. Only 1 block to the DEDICATED BEACH!!!
Ready for building. Unit 1, Blk 4, Lot 6. $74,900.00.
425 7th St. 100'x10 '8ats ntial home lot. Nice shad
trees, easy access "'m Unit 14, Blk D, Lot 25.
106 12th St. 120'xSO4j" tial lot only 1/2 block to
the beach! $45,000.00.
1309 Hwy 98 66.~ Df front lot $285,000.00.
109 20th Street 10 ,jl' idential home lot only 1/2
block to Beach! r1'tfk Prees, nice neighborhood.
15th Street 10 acrS LD Residential Low Density -
Prime Development- $QQQ0.00.
5th Street 100' x 1 S." ith easy access to Beach.
Unit 14, Bik A, Loti 0,0. MLS#4580
119 Pine St. Unit 1 tlU t 12. Approx. 105'x100'.
210 Hwy. 98 50'x150' residential building lot with
UNOBSTRUCTED GULF SOLf Doss from DEDICATED
BEACH!! $135,000.00. MLS#4673
400 Texas Drive 100'x108.33' corner lot completely
cleared. Nice shade trees. Unit 14, Bik F, Lot 2,
401 California Drive 100'x108.33' corner lot completely
cleared. Nice shade trees. Unit 14, BIk F, Lot 1,
129 Pine Street 75' x 100' residential lot in nice neigh-
borhood on paved street, only 3/4 block to the Gulf with
easy 25' street access at end of Pine St. Unit 11, 81k 6, Lot
12. $45,000. MLS#5392
130 Pine Street 75'x0l O. ii t &'I Tely
cleared wio agorS !ho'd
only 3/MlIc11e t u-lf with easy 25' street access at
end of Pine Street. Paved street, zoned for homes only$
BAXTER'S BEACON HILL RESTRICTED MOBILE HOMES PARK
Sun Ray Court lot 7. Empbtank and water meter.
Reduced price $29,00."'
ST. JOE BEACH Only 2 Blocks to the Beach!
Large cleared lots ready for building: high and dry
Amenities include: Paved Streets Covenants and
Restrictions, Underground Utilities: City Water,
Natural Gas, Electric, Phone, Cable
104 Hidden Ridge Road 75'x220' lot... $34,500
106 Hidden Ridge Road 75'x188.5' lot $34,500
119 Hidden lipblcclblRAttb.28' lot $29,500
120 Hidden Midpnct1lHSikAt. 11' lot $29,500
122 Hidden Ridge R&IaLW'5'x119.11' lot $29,500
PORT ST. JOE BAYFRONT -
Todd Home. Impressive Treasure
Bay waterfront 3BR/3.5BA, 3000
sq. ft. home with family room, din-
ing room, multiple fireplaces, modern
master bath, wood and. tile floors,
garage, I on landscaped lot.
We want to work for youllt Whether buying or selling, give us a call so that our professional and friendly
staff can meet your real estate needs.I Visit our web site at
www.mexicobeachpropertiles.com E-mail address: email@example.com
AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
1997 Pursuit Motor' Home. 32 ft.,
11,000 miles, $35,000, 639-5198. 2pe/0
1989 Ford Tarus GL, 128,000 miles: I
owner; power windows, 'door locks, &
seats; cruise; A/C: radio cassette;
$1,700 OBO. Call 227-1812 or 229-
8383 after 6 p.m. Itc 6/8
'96 Chevy Blazer, 50k. 2 door, exc.
cond., $10,000. Call 227-9459. 2rp6/8
1991 Chevy Cavalier, runs good, needs
body work, 227-1296. 4Lc 6/8
1989 Nissan Sentra, 4-dr.. runs and
looks good, new tires, no A/C. $2,000.
Call 229-6483. tfc 6/8
'93 Buick Regal Custom, retail 85,250
asking $4,500. Call 227-7406. 4tc 6/1
1988 Chevy Cavalier. 2-door, 5 sp.,
runs great, $1,000 OBO. Call 227-8140
or 229-6527. 2tp 6/1-
1989 GMC Sierra V-8, step-side, runs
great, $3.500/OBO. 227-8140 or 229-
6527. 2tp 6/1
'94 Suburban, new tires, runs & looks
good. 3 seats. grey Int. w/white ext.,
$14.000. Call 227-3412 or 229-8997,
ask for Bill. fc 5/4
1995 Scandy White, (14 ft., uphol-
stered bench seats); 40 Mariner
.Magnum (tiller steering, stainless steel
prop): Minn-kota All-terrain trolling
motor (42 lb., foot-control); heay duty
S trailer: S4.900. 639-3339. 2tp 6/8
15' fishing boat, 50HP Mercury,
trolling motor, depth finder, stick steer-
ing. S2.000. Call 229-6483. tifc 6/8
16 ft. Winner Runabout, conv. top,
back-to-back seats. 60HP Johnson &
trader, exc. cond.. S2.500, Call 227-
1738. 2tp 6/1
1999 15 ft. Aluminum Express. 1998
40HP Johnson electric start. pwr. trim.
battery, gas tank & galvanized trailer,
85.200. Call 827-2599. 2tp 6/1
1997 Open 15'10" Alum. Outboard by
General Coach, 28HP Johnson. trolling
motor. Hummingbird Fish Finder, deep
well, night lights, elec. starter/console
steering. 3 seats. holds 650 Ibs., new
battery. tune up. Magic Tilt trailer &
extras. Under 50 hrs. running time,
85.500. 229-6071 after 5:00 p.m. -.,,
New blue boat top, canvas, never been
used. 66" wide. Call 648-8217. 2tc 6/1
21 ft. Leisure Craft, great fixer-upper,
S 1,500. Call 227-8140 or 229-6527.
Kevlar Olympic Sprint Racing Kayak,
19 lbs.. Vern Fast, 8750, Call 227-7388.
Perception Sabre Whitewater Kayak.
like new condition w/cockpit travel
cover & sprayskirt. $250. 227-7388.
18ft. Hoble Cat Sailboat, 81.500. Can
be seen at Seminole St. & Apalachee Dr.
In Indian Pass Beach. 653-9456. tfc
New and Used
Sit-On-Top Kayaks. and
All Kayaking Accessories
Call (850) 227-7388
Say Jou Saw It In the Star!
St. Joe Beach
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Kayak for Sale: Prijon Seaya1, like new
Full expedition equipped w/rudder,
$850, Call 227-7388.
KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-billing, Sta-
ble, safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfc 5/4
Property for Rent
Large, dbl. wide, furn., 1690 sq. ft..
heating/cooling, 900 sq. ft., enclosed
decking. 3BR/2BA, nice honie, lots of
yard. very quiet w/Gulf access across
the street. For more info., call B&B
Properties, 227-1892. ltc 6/8
For Rent or Sale: Nice 2BR, A/C, 14'
wide trailer at Howard's Creek. Private.
827-2884. Itc 6/8
For Rent: 2BR house in Foward's Creek'
Fenced in yard, $275/mo. + dep. 850-1
675-2291. 4tc 6/8
For Rent: 3BR/2BA house, pulf View.
beach access, partially furnm.. 625/mo.
Call 229-9665. ; 2tc 6/1
Mobile Homes for Rent In Wewa:
3BR/2BA. $275/mo.; 2BR/IBA,
$250/mo. plus S100 sec. dep., good
cond., great yard. great location. Won't'
last long! 850-784-2087. 2tc 6/1
Apart. for Rent: Gulfaire Executive
3BR/2BA, completely furn., garage.
screened porchli, pool, tennis court, pri-
vate beach, 8995/mo. 647-8760.4cc 5/25
IBR efficiency-type apart foir rent. in.
Port St. Joe, Call 639-3600. tfc 5/4
2BR urnlshed trailer in Highland View
for rent. Call 227-1260. tfc 5/4
For Rent: 2BR/2.5BA apart. In PSJ, 508
9th St., $500/mo + 8350/deo. Contact
Prudential Resort Realty. 227-2000.
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court. St.
Joe Beach. No pets, I blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. f tic 5/4
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tic 5/4
Apartments/Homes for Rent: I to 3 BR
apartments, duplexes, and homes for
rent in Mex. Bch. Furn.& .unfurnished.
Call Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. "fc'5/4
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 5/4
Liberty Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry,
facilities, energy efficient const., stove &
refrig.. fum.. fully carpeted. ,iBR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more Info. NOW TAK-'
ING APPLICATIONS tfc 5/4
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stovb & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house., 1/2
ba.. Inside laundry rm.. ch&a. dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
eSmall 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
Swasher/dry'er hook-up. .
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.- -
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 5/4
Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
Mobile Home Lots
648-8201 tC 5s4
Of c. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS., 125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air .
S Wall to wall carpetirg
o Laundry facilities
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, WeWa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and oi('
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities '
S" Voice/TY Access
^^&t^ $352) 472-3952 _
Moving Sale: Sat., June 10, at 504 17th
St. near Long Ave. Baptist Church;
Household items, bicycles, clothes, &
much more. I.tc 6/8.
Two Family Yard Sale: Fri. & Sat June
9 & 10. 8:00 a.m. until. 616 Marvin Ave.
Rain cancels. Itp 6/8
Yard Sale: Sat.. June 10. 9 a.m. until.
2430 Long Ave., across from the high
school track. Rain cancels. Itp 6/8
Yard Sale: Fri. & Sat., June 9 & 10, 8200
a.m. EDT until: Pondview Circle 'in
Overstreet, 4 miles from Mexico Beach
on Rt. 386. Tools. yard equip., antiques.
furn., computers. housewares. 2 CH/A
units, 3 cars, 647-5722. 1 tc 6/8
Yard & Bake Sale: Sat.. June 10, 8:30
a.m. until for New Bethel A.M.E.
Church, Observe Women's Day at 505
Ave. A. Tires, fans, bicycle, much. much
more (new & used items). I tp 6/8
Father's Day Sale: Thurs. & Fri.. June 1'
and, 2, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at 215
Charles Ave., White C.ity. Swings, bdat
paddles, rocking chairs, banks, turkey
callers, wind chimes & much more.'
NEW ITEMS ARRIVING DAILY. 2tc 6/1
BACKYARD SALE: Sat., June 10, 7:30W
a.m.-12:30 p.m., 191 Barbara Dr.'
(Ward Ridge), furn., bedding, home
'decor, women & girls clothing, misc.
S- Itp 6/8,
Secretary for law office in Apalachicola.
Require Windows. WordPerfect. Salary,
negotiable. Call 850-653-2121 for an
appointment. Itc 6/8;
Burger King is now accepting manage-
ment applications for the Port St. .Joe
location. Please mail your resume to:
Goldco, Inc., 2330 Montgomery Hwy.,
Dothan, AL 36303, or fax to: (334) 677-
6240. EOE/M/F/V/D. Drug-free
Workplace. Goldco, Inc. is an indepen-
dent franchise of .Burger King
Corporation. 2tc 6/8
Cooks, Dietary Aides. & Dishwashers
needed. Apply at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center, 220 9th St., Port St. Joe, FL.
F/T & P/T positions avail. Benefits avail
& salary negotiable. tfc 5/18,
Burger King of Port St. Joe is now hiring
Night Porters and Night Closers. A
background check is required for all
porters. 2tp 6/8
Now taking applications for employ-.
ment at St. Patrick's Seafood, 405
Woodward Ave. 2tp 6/8
Need occasional transportation. IT have
a lightweight wheelchair. 229-9496. ,,
Housekeeper needed, part-time, mostly
weekends. Must be honest and depend-
able. Call 648-8121. tHe 6/8
Experienced Cook wanted, part-time.
Apply at Dockside Cafe at the Port St.
Joe Marina. ltc 6/8
Counter and Warehouse Help needed
immediately at Bayside Lumber. Mon.-
Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Call Mark or
Christy at 229-8232. 1 tc 6/8
K-I Teacher needed at Bay Community
School, Aplachicola. Must be enthuslas-
tic about teaching, willing to implement
a curriculum focused on "active learn-
ing," and have the ability to coordinate
day with other teachers who come in to
teach foreign languages, music, art, etc.
Please call Donna Gunter at 653-2180,
or Elizabeth Kirvin at 653-8360 for
more information. 3tp 6/8
Cashier needed at Cape Trading Post.
Full-time or Part-lime. Apply In person.'
Help Wanted for Retail Store. Send
resume to 850-878-2979. Retail experi-
ence required. Itc 6/8
The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications' for Summer
Conditional Monitor (2 positions).
SPersons having applications on file in
the School Board Office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub1-
mitted. Application form and job,
description are available at the school
office or -see- application at
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us. Completed applica-
tiots should be sent to Mr. Chris
Earley, Principal, Port St. Joe High
School, 100 Shark Drive. Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. Application deadline is June
12, 2000, 12:00 NOON, E.T. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. I te 6/8
Framing Carpenter wanted. Must be
dependable & have reliable transporta-
tion. Call 639-4055 or 639-5006. 41c 6,/1
Coordinator of Gulf/Frankli[ Center
Supervises the daily functions/activites
of the Gulf/Franldin Center. Work with
students. Coordinates the administra&
tive and educational management of the
Center to include: financial aid referral;:
administer tests; faculty support:
record management and routine office
matters. Master's degree required with
experience In college administration
preferred. Minimum educational
requirement may be .deferred with a
combination of training, education, and
experience. Deadline to apply is June
Adjunct Nursing Faculty (3 positions,
Bay and Gulf/Franklin Counties)-"
Clinical instructing and. supervising
medical/surgical areas, on a, part-time
basis. includes .varying levels' of stu-
dents. B.S.N.. as well as two years
recent work experience in nursing and a
Florida license required. M.S.N. Is pre-
ferred: Applications may be picked up
at: Human Resources, Admin. Annex
Room 104. GCCC is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Minorities
and females strongly encouraged to
apply. For a detailed -description
check out our Job-line at 850-873-
3540 or our web-site at
www.gc.cc.fl.us Itc 6/8
After struggling 3 years in MLM, quit my
Job after 6 months with new system.
Seeking new partners to train. Build
lifetime residual Income. 850-229-5242.
Hiring one Part-Time Academic/
Clerical Aide for a community-based
after school hours program for elemen-
tary through middle school children.'
Approximately 24 hours per week. some,
weekend work with special activities.
Minimum qualifications: High school
diploma, 2 yrs. work experience with at
least one year in youth or youth related
.activities; must be able to pass a law-
enforcement finger-print check.
Complete job description, application
form; and return instructions may be
obtained at the Washington
Improvement Group Teen Center locat-
ed at 402 Peters Street between 1 p.m.
and 5 p.m. beginning Thursday, June
8th. Application deadline is 12 o'clock
noon June 19, 2000. 2tc 6/8
Busy Restaurant in Mexico Beach:
Toucan's now hiring Fry Cooks, Grill
Cooks, Prep Cooks. Dishwashers,
Hostesses, Cashiers, Servers & Bus
People. Please call 648-4301 or apply
in person. tic 5/11
AUCTION OATING GRAGE SAL HELP WATED HELPWANTED HLP WANTE
The GUlf CountLy OCIoIUi zeLs-are ui;
accepting applications for a part-time
respite (20 hrs) position. The position
requires a high school diploma or GED,
reliable transportation, someone who
will be good sitting with elderly in their
homes. The workers responsibilities
would include assisting with feeding,
transferring, and personal care as need-
ed. Applications my be picked up at the
Wewahlitchka Senior Citizens Center at
314 3rd St. between 9AM- 3 PM (CDT)
and at the Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
Center at 120 Library Dr. between 8:
A.M. 5 P.M. This position v.111 require
to sit in homes throughout Gulf County.
Call 229-8466 and ask for Marion for
further information. The deadline for
applications Is June 16th. 4 P.M. ic 6 8
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club has year
around employment available In restau-
rant and lounge. Rotating duties require
cooking, waitressing, weekends and
occasional evenings. Shifts are 8:30.
a.m.-3 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.-6-6:30
p.m. Minimum wage plus tips to start.
25-35 hours. Applications may be sub--
milted Mon.-Fri. in Clubhouse from.
9:00-5:30 p.m. 4tc 6/1
Appraiser needed to join expanding,
appraisal group. Progress to higher des-.
ignations. Generous pay. complete
training. Please call Sandy Smock at.
Market*Max Appraisal Group, 850,
229-2428. tfec 5/18:
Hydraulic Crane Operator needed with-
2 yrs. crane experience. 850-785-7099.'
WAREHOUSE & DELIVERY PERSON
The Individual to Join our warehouse
staff must be career-minded: able to
work well with others; willing to work.
(evenings, weekends, hours required.
fill in as appropriate): capable driver
with good driving record; & self-motivat-
ed.Competitive starting salary. uni-
forms furn., excellent company benefits
COMPANY BENEFITS INCLUDE: Paid
vacation: major medical/hospitalization
insurance; dental insurance; life insur-
ance; employee purchase discount pro-
gram; profit sharing & retirement plah:
and paid sick leave.. Apply in person
during business hours at Hellig-Meyers.
209 Reid Ave.. Port St. Joe. No phone
calls please. An Equal Opportunity
Employer. tic 5/25
Wanted: Clerk/Housekeeper. Apply in
person at Surfside Inn, Mexico Beach.
TRADES an SRVCE
Jeff Wood 227-1559,
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-6828 ask for Dusty
* Residential -Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Fenacinag and Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047
g ?ib 'Residential,
Termite & Pest Control
STermile iealmenis Restaurant Motel
SFlea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO Reports Construction Sites
_, epecoizing, Vocarn f r.nro/ p Fr a po,'hes
M FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
'Serv;ng the Entire Area"'
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
o40 YeawTEs peie (8O) 827-2766
BOB'S PAINT 0
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzel Ave. Phone 227-7229
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
::1 n ,n 11 F1
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.
_RAOO-..i ER0007623 :
t^L Fax: 850-229-8976
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
COINS BY THE BAYI I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 5/4
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
C. J.'S twn
FULL LAWN SERVICE-
I will work for you. *
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs .
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or :
S .tfc 5/4
2026 Marvin Avenue
Sal l Port St. Joe, FL 32456
O0 A License #RC0067081
- I 25. a, s E 1,pi0Aw 2296 59
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural deta
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured ULicense #RR0067190
GARRY L. GADDIS -
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
648-5474 FLUCENSEER0010992,RA 1154218
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2000 PAGE 7B
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5C
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
, Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc., PO Box 188,
Hosford, FL 32334. 850-379-8116. Mri/4
*Supervision of staff.
*Day to day operations
.. Apply at Beacon Hill:
Geri Care Assisted Living
190 Lightkeepers Drive.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Experienced Painters needed. Call
850-570-5040 or 850-927-4314.4tc 5/11
Earn While You Learn
SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph Is looking
for CNA Students, LPN Students, CNA
graduates, and GPN's for a new Team
Building Program. Our great benefits
include: flexible hours around your
school schedule, shift differential for 3-
11 p.m. and 11-7 a.m., uniform
allowance, childcare reimbursement,
medical, dental, prescriptions, vacation.
Your benefits include "hands-on" on-
the-job training, the satisfaction of
quality care for our residents. Please
contact JoAnn Murphy RNC, DON at
SunBridge, 220 9th Street, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. 850-229-8244. Fax 850-229-
SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph is looking
for dedicated LPN's and CNA's for assis-
tance in delivery of quality care in our.
facility on 3-11 p.m. and 11-7 a.m. or
inquire about our new flex scheduling.
A few of our great benefits include: new
flex scheduling, childcare reimburse-
ment, uniform allowance, medical, den-
tal, prescriptions and more. If you are
interested in delivery of quality care,
come join our team building process
and meet our DON. Please contact
JoAnn Murphy RNC, DON, SunBridge
for Bay St. Joseph, 220 9th Street, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. 850-229-8244 or Fax
850-229-1042. exttfc 5/25
Sa*y yw Saw Ia I7 T7e Steal
Part-time temporary positions in Gulf,
Hblmes, 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 Fallski, 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 5/4
House Keeping Inspector, seasonal
work, Indian Pass,' Cape San Blas,
weekend work req. Reliable/dependable
person with own transportation. Fan-
tasy Properties, Simmons Bayou Office.
Apply in person or call 227-2511. ws/,
2 sets. mobile home steps $20 each;
like-new 6 ft. step ladder $30; two 20 ft.
alum. extension ladders $30 each; four
upholstered chairs for $20. Call 647-
3772. 2tp 6/8
Brother sewing machine, new, still. in
box, $75; Typewriter in exc. cond. $50;
Exercise machine, like new, $100; 19"
TV with VCR $200; Call 227-1992. i 8w
Undelivered Buildings! Must. Go
Immediately! Factory Direct! Save
Thousands 25x32, 30x44, 40x50,
50x110. Financing Available. Ideal
Shops, Garages, Storage. Call 1-800-
DIET OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM
High Protein/Low Carb-Free Sample!
Success Guaranteed! S14EvTrim
@aol.com or call 1-888-952-1920 2tp 6/8
WORK FROM HOME
Get paid what you're worth! Earn $500-
$1500 p/t-$2000-$4000 f/t. Call 1-
800-840-7446. 2tp 6/8
fLg. sofa sleeper w/matching love seat
(blue),..1 yr. old, $500. Call 850-648-
4863, leave message. Itc 6/8
Shower doors. tub shower doors. New In
box, S50 each. 227-9459. 2tp 6/8
10'x12' alum. workshop, pre-wired, 8'
dbl doors, 2nd entry door, 8' ceiling,
$595 OBO. 229-2749. 2tp 6/1
I I. '
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Haye~ Avenue, H.V.
Port St. JAe, FL 32456
J ;-Enterorises 202 Read Asenue
} rPort St. Joe, Fl. 324.56
Authorized Sales Center
Independent Beauty Consultant
S58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
1 ROGER STOKES
L Free Estimates RF0066770
Keep Your Investment Looking
C lean & New!!
Quality Work Reasonable Prices
- From Small to Big Jobs, We Have the
Experience and Equipment to Handle All
Ybur Pressure Cleaning Needs!l
"IT'S TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING"
Rust & Roof Stains Removed
CALL FOR A6FREE ESTIMATE!
580 Palmetro Dr., Overstreet
L Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Trim and finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheetrock &
All types of carpentry work..
Insured Over 25 years experience.
Free Home Phone
A Catherine L. Collier
S211 Allen Memorial Way
JPort St. Joe
AVOn (850) 229-6460
.?, Carpentry, Windows,
1 Room Additions, etc.
Quality work/ affordable prices .
"The House Doctors" Lic.
#0066513. General Contractor.
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Jeff Powell, Owner
Fa.\ 648 8752 A
gT PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
% (850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tfic 4/6 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
Hanging BasLkes Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Grounds Covers & Mumch Morel
ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
S 706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-211 2
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service ...
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Highway 98 Highland View* Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
Do-lt-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY tfc 5/4
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
'at Cooper's Cut & Style
Lic #: MA0029475; Lic # MM10098
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Work # 647-5113
Mobile # 227-5112 tfc5/4
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
i IT Pro L SERVICES, INC.
SWINIMMINc POOL SERVICE
', COMMERCIALt RESIDENTIAL
l FREE ESTIMATES
Bowers CERTIFIED POOL TECH
Home & Office
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire 5 FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Wi0le0ndairieof Calosrt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6907 or 227-5373
STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner
SInterior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
S from. Plus many architectural designs.
office: (850) 229-8588
mobile: (850) 227-5424
QUALITY STUCCO WORK
PROTECT YOURSELF.HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR RR0067101
.639-2942 OR 27-5986 CALL ANYTIME
*SCREEN ROOMS *
*SOFFIT AND FACIA+
SCREEN ROOM 10'X 16' $1495
SINGLE CARPORT 10' X 20' $995
DOUBLE CARPORT 20' X 20' $1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14' X 65'--------- $2495
10' X16' INSULATED FLORIDA ROOM $4995
Satellite Service |
t,33i C '.oorga Arvenue Call 11 3 0L 171
FPort St.Jot FL 321.56 Cell( 18c,1 a8 ) lU.l1
Mary Kay Cosmetics
909 10th Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Cape San Bias
Sales & Tours
Certified Kayak Instructor
324 Sandpiper Rd
Cape San Bias
r St.. Joe, FL 32456
Cars-- Boats Trucks Etc.
Call or Stop by
227-9353 4tp 6/1
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Youpon St. Port St. Joe, FL
: MARY KAY
. Flower-& Landscape'
Kay Kelley, Owner
Gulf Coast Screen Printing
32 Years Experience
107 N 30th Street Unit-C
P.O. Box 13530
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
NORTHWEST .FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrahtied Locally Owned & Operated
I We Can Produce All
Types Of Campaign
Material And We Do It
All Locallyllti Signs;.
T-Shlrts ,a Magnetics
BOYR S aN
_107 2DI Si. OCAt. 7. 77
PORT ST. JOE. FL. 0FV 2 1 I I .
Mite Plumbing, Glass & Supplj, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGOO51008, 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
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction tc 5/4
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
"*"Odor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr Water Damag Z
,u Carpet Repairs Restretching Free Estimates Z
V (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WORKS!! ASK OUR ADVERTISERS!!
CALL 227-1278 TO PLACE YOURS!!
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Custom Kitchen and Bath
THE CABINET SHOPPE
QUAIT M 11 KiWfi
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W RATES: 'N- -
Line ads: $3.50 for First 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5 :'
for each additional word per week. Call .
227-1278 to place yours. '
STuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP ''' ..
1995 Innsbrook Travel Trailer, 24',
$7,200, call after 5 p.m. for more Infor-
mation, 227-9325. 2tc 6/8
Sears Craftsman. 1 yr. old riding mower,
19.5HP, 42" cut w/bagger & extended
warranty that is transferrable. Call 639-
4182 after 5 p.m. Itc 6/8
Bear Bay Hunting Club is now-accept-
-ing new members for 2000-01 lease
year. For more information, call:
Donnie, 648-5874 or Joe Paul, 639-
4808. ltp 6/8
Taupe colored Barcalounge easy chair;
large wood rocking chair, & one give
away chair, 229-8649. ltc 6/8
MOVING-Magic Chef, white refrig. only
9 mos. old, 18.5 cu. ft., $500. Call 229-
1050. tfc 6/8
18' camper, sleeps 6, stove/oven, Ig.
fridge, A/C, shower, $1,595. 229-2749.
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, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch@aol.com tic 5/4
Day Lilies: red, creamy lavender, pink,
salmon, gold, peach. Jean Stebel, 6760
Hwy 71, White City, 827-1304. tfc 5/11
Horse Feed; $5.00 Delivery Available.
Call 639-3600., tfc 5/25
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tc 4/6
Piano, Compton-Price upright, $350
OBO, 639-2865. 5tc 5/11
B&B Computing/Internet Setup and
Training. Computers, Notebooks. &
Equipment. Business Leasing available.
Spring Special-400Mhz Notebooks form
$1,699. New 500Mhz Pentium Systems
from $659. CALL RON at 850-227-9440
or 227-6590. 8tc 4/20
Furniture Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
New! Single Parent Program or First
Time Buyer Program. Call 1-850-763-
4266. Ask for Vance. Itc 6/8
Zone 3 homes, same price as Zone 2.
"We don't penalize our friends in Gulf &
Franklin Counties." Call Budget Homes
at 522-0900. tic 5/25
Spacious, approx. 1,800 sq. ft. 4BR/
-2BA 2000 model. Special low price!!!
Don't miss out, call Chris at 763-4266.
2000 model 16x80 3BR/2BA with A/C.
Delivery, set-up, skirting & satellite sys-
tem, only $27,995. Only one left. Call
Chris at 763-4266. Itc 6/8
Need to sell fasti! New 4BR/2BA for
only $29,995. Includes A/C. delivery.,
set-up, skirting, and satellite system.
Call Chris at 763-4266. Itc 6/8
For Rent!!! Owner just built house and
has to pay mortgage, needs to occupy
his mobile home now. Approx. 1,500 sq.
ft. on 1/2 acre lot, only $550/mo. Call
Chris at 763-4266. Itc 6/8
$500-$5,000 CASH. Six mobile
homes to choose from. Will consider
owner finance with the right down pay-
ment. First come, first serve. Call D.C.
at 1-888-324-1514. ltc 6/8
HOME LEFT IN LAYAWAY. Save
Thousands! Call D.C. at 1-888-324-
1514. Itc 6/8
SPECIAL ORDER HOME came in with
the wrong colors. Save BIGI Call D.C. at
1-888-324-1514. Itc 6/8
Approved for new home Before you
buy, call 1-850-763-4266 to get your
best dal on new home or house and
land package. 90% approval rate, good
interest rates, low down payments, spe-
cial programs! Call Vance, 1-800-763-
.4266 at Quality Home Center, 3423 E.
.15th Street. Panama City, FL Itc 6/8
We at Quality Home Center would
like to thank all of the good people of
Gulf and Franklin Counties for your
business over the years! We have the
Zone III homes at no additional
charge. Come by or call to get your
best deal on a new home.
Quality Home Center
3423 E. 15th Street
Panama City, FL 32405
Our Foster mommy said it's time. 7
week old kittens ready to be placed in
loving homes. Call Jenny at 647-4047.
Finish/Trim Carpenter looking for
employment. General maintenance
work also. 20+ yrs., experience. Call
227-1892 oi 229-6515. tfc 5/25
Experienced Caregiver, FT/PT, week-
ends, respite. Have references, 227-
7364. Itp 6/8
BELOW APPRAISED VALUE.
High !Eff. Ihow Maint. Brick/Alum.
trim 3BR/2BA w/garg. on 7 lots,
$97K; w/12 lots & rental house &
alum barn, $135K. (850) 639-2511.
In, GULFAIRE: For sale by owner,
4BR/2BA home. 8134.900. Must Sell!!
647-3686. Make an Offer! 2tp 6/8
For sale in Mexico Beach, '14x48,
2BR/1BA mobile home located on
secure rental lot, storage bldg., CH/A,
appliances, $9,500. Call 850-648-8201.
In WEWA, for sale by owner: Totally
remodeled 2BR/1BA house on shaded
lot. Includes liv. rm.. eat-In kitchen. Ig.
screened porch & shed. New Items:
CH/A, all appliances, plumbing & elec-
tric. carpet. paint. etc. Owner will
$359 per month
Direct by Owner 227-3511
S sew l7 Swk Stud
GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY'
FAST. Call Ke\in Welch. Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-648-4995. 521p 2'17
3BR/2BA home at 1211 Palm Blvd
Approx. 1600sf. w/huge master ste.
Front and back screened porch. fenced
yard on corner lot. Please call your local
realtor for more details., ifc 5/4
1/2 acre lot & mobile home for sale.
S29.000,. Pleasant Rest Rd. Call 850-
229-6961. bcjr.fe 5/4
TRADE: Would you like to trade your
Florida home for a home In the moun-
tains of West Virginia? This is a 2BR/
IBA home w/LR/KIT/Laundry Rm in
basement/X-tra rm in basement. 3
porches. 2 1/2 lots-on corner, nice
neighborhood. Willing to trade for home
of like value In Port St. Joe area. Call
850-229-6773 for more Irfo aand to see
picture of house. lp 5/25
LOTS FOR SALE: Palm Ridge Sub.. St.
Joe Beach. Lots 7 & 8. 227-2049 or
227-7424. leave message. 4tc 5/25
For Sale by Owner: 1/2 acre lots.
Pleasant Rest Road. Overstreet. wv/well
& septic tank. 817.500. Owner Finance
w/ IC0'.) down. 850-229-6961. bcjr uic 5, 4
Land & Home Packages
Beauuful In Me.co Beach: palm trees.
paved roads & underground utilities.
Landscaped packages starting at S500
per monthly Call Budget Homes at 522-
0900. tic 5/25
GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY
FAST. Call Kevin Welch. Pelican Walk
Real Estate R850-6R4R-499f.5 ,2~r 2-17.
-Golfers Dream Come True.- BeauUful.
high/dry 1/2 acre lot/Cape Plantation-
sub.. overlooks 17th fairvay of St. Jbeo
Bay Country Club. Close to town.-
schools & beaches." Must see to apprecl-.
a'e. Priced to sell. 850-229-9431. tic 5,4
New Home for Sale: 3BR/2BA. energy,
efficient home at 282 Ave. D. 1.232 sq'.
ft. of heated & cooled area. 881,500.
Call Greg Johnson or Hiram NLx at 227,-
For Sale: 3BR/2BA. DW mobile honre,
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Closing Fell Through-Must Sell. Lg House on Pilings In Cape San Bias JB. oAsk i ng ls5 I q00.u i 647n 3292.. .r
2BR/IBA home on two fenced lots. For sale by owner: 3BR/2BA home at 1211 Palm Blvd. As 5.000. 47-3292.
Appraised for S45.000. Will sell for 3BR/2BA, 1200 sq.ft. living space + 600 Approx. 1600sf. w/huge master ste. Lot For Sale: Grand Isle. MexJco Beach.'
835.000. Could easily be made into 3BR sq.ft. downstairs storage enclosure on Front and back screened porch. fenced 15'x75. corner Williams Way ,&
Located a few blocks from the schools. 1/2 acre. Gulf View. ceiling fans. cathe- yard on corner lot. Please call your local Charles Corner. Water. sewer. idexl-
Will possibly rent for S375/mo. Call dral ceiling In living rm e..tra wide eator for mornedetails. c 5/4 home site. 647-3349 4tp 67 se
227-3327 for details. 5te 5/1 countertop. CH/A. like new whirlpool realtor for more details, tic 5/4 home site. 47.349 4tp 67
appliances, carpet, 2-car carport. House for Sale by Owner: 1992 dbl.
Lots for sale in PSJ. 4 lots corner of Deeded access to Gulf. GREAT INVEST- wide mobile home and land as is. WANTED: USED 4-WHEELER In goqd
Palm Blvd.& 19th St. high & dry. no fill MENT FOR RENTAL OR BEACH 4BR/2BA. 116 Stebel Ave., White City. condition. Call Eric at 229-6864.
needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227- HOUSE. Only 8225.000. Call 227-7388 S45.000. (850) 913-0533. 2tc 6/8
2112 day or 229-8409 night. tfc 5/4 or 229-7190.
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