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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000
PSJHS Awarded 7th Rozelle
Story on Page 12A
A Glimpse of the Sunken
Lighthouse Story on Page ?B
Summer Athletics Plays On
See Sports on Pages 11 IA-12A
County Commission Updates
... plus other Meeting Info-Page 3A
New Transportation Routes
See Page 7A
Who's Celebrating a Birth,
See Pages 4A-5A
Pics on Page 9A
Obituaries Pages 9A & 28
32C Per Copy
Plus 3V Tax .. t.
MB Ca Dredging Ok'd
Corps of Engineers' Suspenon Creates Temporary Frenzy For Many ers
Much. of the economy of
Mexico Beach is directly and indi-
rectly dependent upon the Mexico
Beach Canal. As the community's
sole access to the Gulf of Mexico
and the lifeline that connects vis-
iting fishermen, charter.captains,
and local fishermen to the rich
fisheries of the gulf. the passage-
way's navigability is of utmost
On June 1st, the U.S. Corps
of Engineers (COE) suspended the
City of Mexico Beach's mainte-
nance dredging permit for the
canal, throwing the city council
and local residents into a frenzy
as they try to get the permits rein-
stated and find out why this hap-
r' The suspension letter origi-
nated out of the Jacksonville COE
office, citing the use of a dragline
Sto dredge, stockpiling of spoil
material, and transportation and
disposal of spoil material that has
not been authorized. It specifical-
ly addressed concerns about
required 'sea turtle protection
measures and how' required per-
mit conditions had been violated .
Less than 24 hours from the
time permits were- suspended,
Mexico Beach Mayor Garry
Gaddis and Superintendent
Frank Healy were ,on their way
back from Jacksonville with a let-
ter of reinstatement of dredging
privileges for the city after meet-
ing with COE officials.
This apparent quick resolu-
tion to the dredging issue did lit-
tle more than raise more
questions for a crowd of angry
residents, businessmen, charter
fishermen, and boat owners who
had gathered for an emergency
council meeting Friday morning.
This group' wanted answers
and was very vocal about their
desires to explore legal options to
stop repeated frivolous com-
plaints causing hardship and
financial losses to so many folks
in the community.
COE Colonel Joe R. Miller.
Addressed bY Fireworks 'Ban Being
tulf Co Group
Considered By Gulf
Over the past several months.
Gulf County has been at the fore-
front of bringing the public versus
private school issue before mem-
bers of the Florida High School
Activities Association (FHSAA).
School Board member
Charlotte Pierce recently made a
strong appeal for support to sepa-
.rate public and. private schools-in
the state athleLic playoffs to the
:Board of Directors of the Florida
I 'School Boards Association.
The presentation was well
received, and a meeting will be
'scheduled with school board
'members. Florida High School
Activities Association members,
and superintendents to develop
proposals for consideration and
endorsement at the September
meeting of the Florida School
Mrs. Pierce's presentation
was followed by comments from.
Port St. Joe High School Principal
Chris Earley and Superintendent
Jerry Kelley. Mr. Earley empha-
sized the importance of all those
concerned working together for a
Superintendent Kelley report-
ed that the playoff controversy
was discussed at length during
the March Superintendents'
Association .meeting in Tallahas-
Kelley also, reported on a con-
ference call that was.set up.at his'
request by FHSAA, Boaird oft
.Directors' member, Superinten-
'dent Bill Montford. As a result of
(See SCHOOL on Page 3A)
GC Firefighters'Association Issues Concerns
The Gulf County Firefighters'
Association held an emergency
meeting on June 8th to discuss
the severe drought conditions
which currently exist and the
seriouss potential for fires in Gulf
David Richardson. president
of the Firefighters Association,
discussed that Gulf County cur-
rently has one of the highest fire
indexes (potential for fire)-in the
State of Florida. The current state
of readiness of each of the fire
departments was discussed by
Kenny Thomas, Florida
Division of Forestry, pointed out
that currently there is a .state-
wide ban on all outdoor fires and
that the -general public should be
very careful during these times of
drought. He also stated that fire-
fighting equipment and resources
are "stretched thin" because of
the fires that are cropping up
daily across the state of Florida.
The FireFighters' Associauohn
unanimously passed a motion
requesting that the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
impose a ban for this year on the
sale and use of fireworks by the
general public in Gulf County.
County commissioners dis-
cussed that question during their
regular meeting Tuesday evening.
Board Attorney Tim McFarland,
was asked to draft a resolution for
commisisoners .to :.review. The
These bags of marijuana were confiscated from two young women
in North Port St. Joe on June 8th.
42 Bags of Marijuana and
Cash Seized; Two Arrested
A search warrant served on
an Avenue G residence last
Thursday,, June 8th, resulted in
'the arrest of two Port St. Joe
women on charges of possession
of marijuana with intent to dis-
Officers armed with the
search warrant found 42 bags of
marijuana packaged to sell. In the
residence, several hundred dol-
lars in cash was also seized.
Arrested was Niki Williams,
19, and Emma Yarrell, 18. Both
were lodged in the Gulf County
Jail on the felony drug charges.
board will likely look at the issue
during a special meeting on
Monday, June 19.
This ban does not include
professional fireworks dlsplays'-
such ., cities'.of Mexico,
Beach. Port St. Joe, and$
Wewahitchka. The displays at'-
Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe are
fired over water, so the drought is
not expected to impact them.
Wewahitchka City Manager
Don Minchew said their display
was currently on "go" for July 4th
at T. L. James Park. Minchew said,
If drought conditions warranted a
change in plans, or if the governor
banned public displays not con-
ducted over water, then the board,
would respond accordingly.
The board moved the fire-
works display to T. L. James Park..
from Lake Alice Park because
insurance requirements for miml-
mum clearance could not be
reached at Lake Alice Park.
Those represented at the
association meeting were: Port St.-
Joe Fire Department, Wewa-
hitchka Fire Department. South
Gulf Fire Department, Overstreet
Fire Department, Beaches Fire
Department. Dalkeith Fire
Department. Howard Creek Fire
Department, Gulf County
Emergency Management. Gulf
County Sheriffs Department.
Florida Division of Forestry and
Gulf County EMS.
Coast Guard to
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) is pleased to join
the U.S. Coast Guard in announc-
ing, the assignment of the cutter
SEAHAWK is an 87 foot long ves-
sel, manned by a crew of ten.
The Coast Guard Cutter
SEAHAWK's mission will be to
provide maritime law enforcement
for Florida's coast. It will also
deliver assistance in search arid
rescue and environmental protec-
The SEAHAWK is one of the
new. innovative Marine Protector
class of coastal patrol boats cur-
rently under construction. This
state-of-the-art cutter is equipped
with the latest in modern technol-
ogy, including an integrated
bridge system and a stern-
launched small boat.
"I am pleased with the Coast
Guard's decision to make
Carrabelle the SEAHAWK's home-
port," said Congressman Boyd.
"The extensive technology
employed on the SEAHAWK will
provide the necessary security
measures to ensure the safety and
well-being of Florida's shores."
.author of both the suspension
and reinstatement letters, did not
acknowledge that any complaint
had been filed, according to
Mayor Gaddis. But. he did state
in the letter of suspension-"It
has come to my attention that
work has been performed outside
the conditions and limitations of
What Brought On The
During a conversation with
(See CANAL on Page 3A)
Two boats make their way through the Mexico Beach Canal.entrance Tuesday. In inset the barge
dredge sets ready to be called into duty for maintenance dredging.
Pirates to Invade Independence
D" '- i t
Area Fireworks Times
and Locations Are Set
On Monday, July 3. at 4:00
p.m.. Port St. Joe will have its tra-
ditional Independence Day cele-
bration, complete with food.
games, fireworks-and pirates!
At 7:00 p.m., for the first time
ever in the area, an authentic
pirate ship will be anchoring in St.
Joseph Bay and a mock pirate
attack will be staged on the shore
of Frank Pate Park! There %%Ill also
be many various activities accom-
panying the pirate's arrival on
shore. The pirates will be attempt-
ing to take Frank Pate Park by
force, but it is suspected that they
will be met with suflclent opposi-
tion and will return to their ship
in time for the fireworks display.
This pirate show will be one-of-a-
kind and is a must see for the
whole family! .
All throughout the afternoon,
there will be food booths, games
including a seed spitting' contest, a
sack race and a three-legged race.
and live music.
A soon as nighttime falls,
(approximately. 9:00 p.m.) fire-,
works will light up the sky-and
this year's display is reported' to
be the biggest held to date!
There are 20 seats on the
pirate ship available from which
to view the fireworks. The cost is
Veterans are extended a spe-
cial invitation and will be honored
during the day's activities.
Organizers of the event are
looking for merchants interested
in becoming sponsors. If you are
interested In becoming a sponsor
or you would like to reserve your
seat on the ship for the fireworks,
call 229-7039 and leave a mes-
This event Is sponsored'by the
Merchants Association of Port St.
Joe and the Gulf County Tourist
Development Council. and the
City of Port St. Joe.
Once again, Mexico Beach will
host its "Best Blast on the Beach."
This year, the community will
host a two-day celebration begin-
ning Saturday, July 1, through
Sunday evening, July 2. The fire-
works, some of .the Forgotten
Coast's most spectacular,- will be
shot from a barge at a central
location in Gulf waters. Plans are
also underway to run trolleys on
Sunday. July 2.
Schedule of Events
Saturday. July I
7:00 a.m.-Sandy Shoes 5k
(See FIREWORKS on.Page 3A)
Beloved Community Leader
Passes Away Early Wednesday
Gulf County lost another of its he has served as president since
most favored citizens early 1962.
Wednesday morning when Carl Gene served as a member of
Eugene "Gene" Raffield, Sr., 62, the Gulf County School Board for
passed away after a lengthy ill- 24 years and has been actively
ness. involved In numerous school and
Gene was .born in Panama
City on January 16, 1938, but
has lived in Port St. Joe since his
early childhood. Shortly after
graduation from Port St. Joe High
School he entered into the Raffield
Family Fisheries operation where
Gene is survived by his father,
Carl Jackson Raffield: -his mother.
Evelyn Raffield of St. Joe Beach:
his wife Emogene Wood Raffileld:
(See RAFFIELD on Page 9A)
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000 "
Editorial Commentary Columns Written by Willie Ramsey, Editor
Back to the story-For two consecutive weeks The Star papers
being mailed from Port St. Joe to the Wewahitchka post office have
been "misdirected." It kind of reminds me of those black hole theo-.
ries. As we tried to find out why they weren't delivered and where the
papers were, or are, we found out "nobody knows."
After about the first hundred or so phone calls, from our sub-
scribers, we were just about ready to go find that black hole and
crawl into it ourselves.
It took the better 'part of the day to finally get some answers from
the bulk mail post office in Panama City. Supervisors there believe
that one of the two bags of the June 1st edition of The Star mailed to
the Wewahitchka post office [incidentally, these two bundles were
tied together so they would be recognized as going to the same
location and were not to be separated] was sent to Jacksonville.
As we were talking to postal officials one week later, the papers
were assumed to have still been in Jacksonville because they were yet
to arrive in Wewahitchka.
The following week (last week, June 8th's edition) it happened
against This time the "black hole" got 'em all though (both bags).
This would not have been so bad if the folks at the bulk mail cen-
ter had just said, "I'm sorry we'll get it straight next week and
correct the problem." Nooooo!!!! They couldn't do that. Instead, the
post office officials figured that after 62 years of mailing papers the
staff at The Star must have suddenly forgotten how to mail, and.
intentionally sent the papers to the "black hole."
Now, all of this said, I must note that we have made more than
our share of faux pas as we mailed arid produced the paper, and we'll
probably make many more--none of which will be intentional-arid I
hope we will always respond to those goofs in a professional manner.
But, the Panama bulk mail center's answer to the problem even-
tually ended up being to pass the buck-"It Lwas the night shift and
they're not here."
Or my favorite response of the day "People have been spoiled
by next day mail delivery service..."
After listening to this crap for the better portion of the day. we
were finally able to talk with someone who understood our concerns'
and, we believe, is taking steps to eliminate the problem.
Officials at both Port St. Joe and WVewahitchka post offices were
also eager from the get-go to do whatever they could to help.
Friendlier, more courteous and helpful' folks have seldom been dealt
The Star circulates approximately 5,000 papers weekly through-
out Gulf County. Mexico Beach, and surrounding areas. For the most
part, there have been very few errors with the post office or anyone
else over the years as we've produced the paper. We are extremely
grateful for that, and are equally appreciative that most folks are,
understanding when these problems do occur.
IP.S.-We've been informed by an Atlanta-based postal official that
a letter of apology is forthcoming to each postal patron who was slight-
ed- in the.delivery process over the past two weeks. W\e certainly-appre-
eiated 'is concern and kind words.] :
Corps of Engineers Needs Citation
I Last week's little dredge permit fiasco between the U.S. .Army
'Corps of Engineers (COE) and the City of Mexico Beach should bring
-some disciplinary action-but it probably should be aimed at the
I noted in this week's article on the subject that I personally have
made four phone calls to COE offices in Jacksonville, and have yet to
talk to someone concerning this issue. Three of those phone calls
ended in one-sided' conversations with voice mail recordings telling
pme there's no room forf new messages. When I finally did get to leave,
a message, with someone who had room on their tape . you
guessed it-I haven't heard from them yet.
When they finally did respond to Mexico Beach, it was obvious
they had not visited the site. Worse than that, the} took drastic action
without even making a phone call to find out information about what
had occurred and why.
Now that the COE has jumped the gun while tr-ing to make an
"example out of the City of Mexico Beach. it will be interesting to see
if it backs off and tries to be part of the solution to this problem, or
tries to "save face" and cover up its lack of responsiveness by flexing
'its muscles against Mexico Beach.
Hunker Down With Kes
by Kesley Colbert
Linda Faye Should Have Been Wearing The Bell!
A young guy chne by the office
the other day-he had two pagers"
and a cell phone' clipped to his
belt!' I reckon he was about. the'
most important person to ever,
come through our front door.
Leastwise, he appeared to be the,
most "in demand" feller you"d ever
SHe didn't say anything to me.
A guy .waiting on all the calls he.
must be expecting naturally 'ain't,
got time for idle chit chat!
I did watch him kinda closely.,
I was hoping something hanging
around his belt would ring and I
could catch a drift of just exactly,
what it was that' he did that put
him in such demand. He must'4a
had two or three jobs.
I wondered if he was FBI and
CIA and Mission Impossible and
I was a little disappointed that
he didn't receive nary a call while
he was with us. I was afraid to fol-
low him outside, but I bet you he
got two phone calls, a page and a
note dropped from a helicopter
before he got to his Volvol
I couldn't help but think, what
a burden ....
I pondered on him long after
he was gone. I wish I'd a' got one of
his numbers. I'd love to call him up
about two-thirty in the morning
and say, 'The cat is outVof the bag.
Singapore Seven is. operational.
Code green. I repeat, code green!
We were- kinda lucky way out
on Rural Route 2 back in the late
1950's. The high tech world of
instant communications hadn't
reached us. if you really needed
somebody., you just' hollered. If
they didn't "come In" after a bit .
. well, you hollered for somebody
The thought of attaching a for-
eignr object to. your body just to
help folks track you down never
occurred to us. I reckon none of us
were too important back then.
'Course, to be completely honest.
our community was so small that
everybody knew where everybody
else was most all of the time.
The only thing wearing pagers
back in those days was the lead
I can recall all too often when
it just didn't work to my advantage
to be "within reach" .
Leon could "smell out" okra
cutting' day like a bluetick taking to
a hot track. I never did figure out
how he knew-we'd quietly shinny
up into the barn loft and nestle in
among the bales of hay. Dad would
call us. A couple of times. Then'
he'd start 'on down to the field.
Sometimes it'would be thirty min-
utes before he'd send David Mark
back up to the house looking for
us. It'd take ten minutes to locate
us, and then it'd take a while to
gather up our baskets, 'then we'd
very slowly make our way toward
the field. ..,.
Listen, If you think that's a lot
of effort just to get out of forty-five
minutes lof work-you must'a not
cut much okra back when you
were a child! ,
We realized from an early age
that it sometimes paid to be "ex-
Miss Boaz was always looking
for someone to pick up her wal-
nuts. She paid one whole dime if
you worked all day! And that black
and green guck would bond to
your skin-you couldn't get it off!
Lye soap wouldn't touch it.
Kerosene would thin it a might.
but you still had some bad streaks,
and the smell was awful.
I wouldn't walk by Miss Boaz's!
house in the early fall for no-
amount of money. Let her page.
Linda Faye Ripplemeyer was a
little bolder than most of the girls
in high school. She'd call you right
up on the phone and ask'you what
you were doing. She chased Larry.
Ridinger one day across the school
parking lot, down past the
Tabernacle Church grounds. arid,
caught him over on East Cherry in-
front of Bobby Brewer's house. She"
threw him in the ditch and kissed-
him.right on the mouth
Whew! She'd make a body'
think twice about any device that.
might help her find you! '
,You're catching my drift here
There are lots of times I dori't
want to -be "connected." Just pal'
me out in the rruddle of nowhere
and leave me alone. Don't inter--
rupt my ball game by ringing a b6el
or buzzing or beeping .
I'm telling you, if I tied one 1'f
those cell phones to my waist, the:
first person who'd call would be;
Judy from Time/Life. The next call'
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3):
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Changing Times Caused Weeklies To Stop Printing
THERE HAS BEEN a number
of columnists, writing for The
Star over the past 40 years or so.
Most of them, have been commu-
nity columnists writing about
',their neighborhood. but a few
have written about subjects in
general. "' ..'
About the most unusual
.'columnist we had writing for us
PAID to have his efforts pub-,
He paid because he operated
a business in Port St.. Joe and
about half of his.article was con-,
.sidered advertising. Like most
columnists, this one got his copy
in either late or right on the
Other than his commercials,
sometimes 'he had' interesting
'subjects about which to write.
After several years 'of living
on Palm Boulevard, he and his
'family built a' house and moved
'not quite to St. Joe Beach. One
'day he wrote a column about the;
number of palm trees between
here and his house. I don't
remember how many trees there
were. but he was surprised!
THIS FELLOW'S name: was
R. Glenn Boyles. -He and his fam-
ily owned and operated a depart-
ment -store downtown. If you
don't know what a department
store is [we hardly ever use the
term anymore] 'it's a miniature
Boyles was an operator,
deluxe! He and his family came
here in the late 30's or early 40's,
as the manager of Costin's.
another department store.
After operating this store for
a number of years. Boyles decid-
ed to build a building and go Into
bu-ines-s for himself. He stayed
in business for nearly 30 years
and kept a sale going every week
that he was in business. Some bof
you are old enough to remember
R. Glenn Boyles and his store.
The building has since been a
_shoe store, and more lately,
Julie's On Reid..
Boyles often told the tale
about his career of "hopping"
counters, although I never saw
him "hop" a single one. It was
said. that if you went in his store
seeking' directions, you bought
something before you left..
Boyles was. a salesman and
he tried to sell me on the idea of
running his "Information col-
umn" for free!'
Boyles was just one of our
past columnists. Oh, by the way,
the name of his column was "The
THERE WERE SEVERAL
other columnists in the pages of
The Star over the years.
'There was Mrs. Harper. writ-
'ing the news 'of White City..
Mrs. Harper operated, a gen-
eral store at White City and knew
everything there was to know
about the small community. She
'wrote; of the comings and goings
of the people, and when some-
body built a house in the..com-
munity, it ,was headline .newsF! :
-Her son, Oliver, became4,a
medical missidiary and served
for many years. Another son
.struck :it rich with- a chain of
pizza parlors -before Pizza Hut
When they were young, they
both acted as fishing' guides on
Lake Wimico .during the shell-
cracker bedding season.
George moved 'his nation-
wide pizza headquarters to Port
St. Joe for a season, and offered
to take me fishing; but we never
did connect. .
ANOTHER' COLUMNIST was
Mrs. Stella'Norris of Oak Grove.,
Mrs. Norris had her fingers in a
lot of pies. She had to make a liv-
ing. She delivered the paper, too.
She also worked at the.school as
a custodian. ..
Mrs. Norris was a hard: work-
ing woman. She made a good
Margie Rogers was a faithful
columnist for the Highland View
community. Her father was an
invalid, so she had to sell the
paper as well as write for it.
She later married a fellow
named Vassie and moved to
Panama City, where she went to
work in the classified department
of the News-Herald, .where she
still is unless she has retired.
Mrs.,. Ocyle Munn wrote the
personals in town. Mrs. Munn
was the only writer for The Star
who didn't have to have the job.
It was the job of each,colum-
nist to keep up with the inches
she wrote and turn them in at
the end of the month.
We paid a dime an;'inch to
community columnists. We got
out of the habit between the time
the last one quit writing and
Kesley began. Somehow, we
never did get into the habit agairi.
were a necessity 'in the early
years. Every small town weekly
had column after column'of fol s
visiting, going on vacation, mov-
This type of news all seemed
to stop in every paper at t e
same time. Nobody wanted it
known that they weren't home!,
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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
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the publishers do'not hold rhemrre.el .e able for damage further than
amount received for such adersement ,
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed .;
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The.
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. .
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000 IGLI
Commission Updates Building Ordinance
Gulf County commissioners
unanimously voted to make sev-
eral changes to the county's
building ordinance during the
board's regular meeting Tuesday
Most of the changes had to do
with increases in several permit
and/or inspection fees to bring
them more in line with area coun-
ties and to offset expenses.
Other significant changes
include requirements to have
sealed design plans, by a Florida
licensed engineer or architect, for
all habitable structures within
5,000 feet of the mean high water
line of the bay or gulf. Sealed
plans would also be required on
total enclosed structures of 2,000
square feet or more throughout
Habitable structures being
moved into Gulf County will also
fall under the guidelines of the
ordinance. They must be inspect-
ed by an architect or engineer,
and certified conformance with
present codes or an. appropriate
rehabilitation designed to bring
the structure up to code.
The board also heard a
request from the Gulf County
Construction and License Board
to consider hiring a code violation
Johnny Mize, chairman of the
-board, told commissioners the
positions would likely pay for ,
itself through generated fines,
would increase, tax value by plac-
ing unpermitted jobs on the tax
rolls, and would increase the
Mayor Garry Gaddis shows letter of reinstatement from Corps of Engineers during special meeting.
Canal From Page 1
Mayor Gaddis Monday morning, -
lie outlined the series of events
Which apparently led up to the
confrontation with the COE.
During the last weekend of
April, the City of Mexico Beach
had two major activities sched-
4iled-the annual ling fishing
tournament and approximately
55 boats in town from an Atlanta
SOn Wednesday. the 25th,
pnor to that weekend. the Mexico
-7 Beach barge dredge broke down.
thus throwing a monkey wrench
9 into the weekend's activities.
Gaddis said immediate action
was taken to repair :the dredge
(which was given to Mexico Beach
by the COE to dredge the chan-
nel). After making phone calls for
parts and repair needs through-
out the southeastern United
States, it was determined that the
dredge could not be repaired
before the weekend.
Knowing that nearly 100
boats would be lined up to partic-
ipate in what was to be one of the
biggest weekends of the year for
Mexico Beach, Gaddis said the
city began to take immediate
action to ensure the canal would
Arrangements. were made
with Bay County to use their
idragline dredge and to haul the
spoil away from the site in
response to an -emergency situa-
lion. The '-city 'contacted the
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP), explained the
needs, and ,Mexico Beach was ,-
issued an' emergency temporary
permit to proceed with its plan.
Gaddis said the COE was
,then contacted, but could not be
reached., in person. A detailed
message was then left on- COE's
voice mail outlining the problem,
advising them of DEP's emergency
'temporary permit issued, and
requesting a return phone call if
further information Was needed.
(From Page 2)
would be. from :the IRS.
And before I could throw that
Thing in the river the church nom-
.ipating committee would "find" me.
,4nd then it would be my sister-in-
law wanting to know when would
.be the best time for her to "come
down for a month." And then my
,neighbors would buzz in to tell me
my dog had dug under the fence,
fore up their flower bed, ran
through their screened in porch,
chewed a hole in their new boat. .
No thanks! You get one of
I"those pagers and the next thing
-you know you'll have call waiting
and one of those confound answer-
ing machines ....
Can you imagine living with
the fear of coming home after a
nice evening out, flipping on that
1 phone machine and hearing, "Hi
Kes, this is Linda Faye t"
No One You've
Ever Heard Of
No return call was received
until the' following week from
DOE, Gaddis said.
Editor's Note-[Four phone
calls were made to DOE officers
in Jacksonville to discuss this
matter on Monday, June 12.
Three of those calls ended with
conversation from a taped mes-
sage saying there was no room
for additional messages. The
final call's message has yet to
On Saturday mo'niiig, April
29th, the canal was backed up
with sand; dredging was begun
and by 9:30 that morning boats
were able to begin exiting the
canal. The emergency dredging
was completed and all spoil
cleaned up and removed by
Sunday, April 30th.
Gaddis pointed out that the
site was cleared and all equip-
ment removed before turtle sea-
son began on May 1st. Mexico
Beach's barge dredge was
repaired and back in service the
following week. .
Why Such Actions?
"Why would a regulatory
agency such as the COE take
such drastic actions without visit-
ing the site and talking with the
parties involved?" was the ques-
tion Mayor Gaddis asked as he
discussed the ramifications of
Gaddis said the COE had
indicated that disciplinary action
would be taken against the city at
a later date. He questioned why
such action would even be con-
sidered based upon the true facts
of what happened and that every
effort was mnide to follow proper
"I don't think disciplinary
action is justified other than as a
face-saving measure for the
COE," Gaddis said.
Gaddis went on to praise DEP
for reacting to the emergency
needs of the city so quickly and
efficiently. He also ex-pressed his
appreciation to Bay County for
the use of the dragline dredge and -.
Royal American Construction for
the part they played in helping
open the canal, during the emer-
-The mayor will give a written
response to the COE, outlining
what took place and the timeline
the city followed in its efforts to do
the right thing in an emergency
quality of work performed in the
county by enforcing construction
The board will likely further
discuss this suggestion and look
at what the job description might
include during a special meeting
Flood Map Changes
Commissioners briefly dis-
cussed proposed flood map
changes in Gulf County as recom-
mended by FEMA. While areas of
the Cape and Indian Pass have
been pulled from the plan and
FEMA has agreed to revisit those
numbers with Gulf County, other
areas are still in need, of being
,,, Commissioner Tommy Knox
suggested the board appeal the
base flood elevation in the White
City area which seems to be
unreasonable based on past flood
events and high-water levels. This
touched off., conversations from
board members about several
areas (portions' of Dalkeith,
Howard Creek, 'and Stone Mill
Creek) that have a similar history.,
County Chief Administrator
Don Butler noted that the board
would have to prove scientifically
that state and federal elevation
numbers were inconsistent. The
board unanimously agreed to
appeal the numbers.
Gulf County Shipbuilding
The board agreed to condi-
tions spelled out in the $2 million
transportation fund road grant to
pave the roadway from Highway
71 to the Gulf County
Shipbuilding site' along the Gulf
County Canal (old Dynamite Dock
a Several conditions were dis-
* cussed as items that need to be
completed before the county's
commitment will fall in place. The
St. Joe Company is in the final
Stages of transferring the land to
.the county. This must be done
before the county can proceed
with the road project.
The board also agreed to ask
the state to extend the starting
date requirement from.mid-July
2000 to October and allow the
county six months to complete
construction. Engineering on the
roadway will begin just as soon as
the county attorney notifies the
administrator 'that the property
has legally changed hands.
When in full operation, Gulf
County Shipbuilding is expected
to employ 61 people at the dive
cruise ship construction site.
In Other Business
*Chief Administrator Butler
notified the board of 75/25
matching road paving funds avail-
able from FDOT. The board
agreed to look at some roads that
fit the criteria and money avail-
able on the grants.
*The. board also decided to
look now for boating grant fund
dollars for construction or main-
tenance of boat ramps. The board
discussed using the money to
build a launch site near the city
wastewater treatment plant along
the Gulf County Canal. This.
launch site would offer another -
access point for boaters to enter
St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of.
*Agreed to send a letter to-
state Department of Health
requesting the the new health
department building for Gulf .
County be granted priority fund-.
ing in next year's budget.
*Agreed to accept the road at
Bay Breezes subdivision for main-
tenance and upkeep.
Pirates From Page 1
Walk/Run: begins at the corner of
15th Street and Highway 98; t-
shirts for all participants; trophies
for the winners: $10.00 entry fee.
9:30 a.m.-Children's Fishing
Tournament at Canal Park; par-
ticipant ribbons for everyone, tro-
phies for winners: children 12 and
under; bait provided; longest fish
wins;.no entry fee.
7,:00 p.m.-Sunset Park
beach party (next to the El Gover-
nor Motel); live entertainment;
- ACME Rhythm & Blues. :
Sunday. July 2
Just after dark-"Best Blast
on the Beach" fireworks display.
For more information, call 1-888-
723-2546 or 648-8196 (localvl).
The City of Wewahitchka is
pleased to announce the Fourth of
July festivities, held on July 4th,
this year will be moved to T.L.
James Park and will be much big-
ger than in previous years. The
fireworks display will be at least
twice as large as last year.
The city is planning a variety
of activities, something for all
ages. There will be arts and crafts.
children's planned activities such'
as a watermelon walk. greasy pole
climb, hula hoop contests, and
other games: food booths: music.
and a street dance following the -
fireworks display. Call 639-2605
for more information.
FOR CLERK OF THE
School From Page 1
the conference call, Superinten-
dent Montford stated, that he
would deliver a "loud and clear"
message to FHSAA officials that
small public schools want a sepa-
Superintendent Kelley also
related that he- had surveyed 19
superintendents from small
school districts-all were in favor
of separating the playoffs..
Kelley talked at length with
Bob Hughes, Florida High School
Activities Association Commis-
sioner. Commissioner Hughes
stated, "We cannot dispute the
information provided by our Gulf
County friends and we are work-
ing to improve the Florida High
School Activities Association."
Superintendent Kelley was
assured by Commissioner Hughes
that the FHSAA is aggressively
addressing our concerns. A
motion was'made by Gulf County
School Board Member Mary
Pridgeon for the Florida School
Boards Association to work with
the Florida High School Activities
Association to resolve this issue.
In closing, the delegates
agreed that there will be no quick
or easy solution to the public/pri-
vate school playoff controversy.
They urge everyone to continue to
keep the pressure on the Florida
High School Activities Association
by writing letters, calling, and
encouraging others to do likewise
around the state.
Anyone wishing to write can
send a letter to: Florida High
School Athletics Association,
Commissioner Bob Hughes, P. 0.
Box 1173, Gainesville, FL 32602.
It is also requested that
copies of the letter be sent to the
principals of either Port St. Joe
High School (Chris Earley, 100
Shark Drive, Port St. Joe, FL
32456) or Wewahitchka High
School (Dr. Bill Trubv. 754 East
River Road, Wewvahitchka. FL
Copies of the letters are
requested so that a record of peo-
ple's response can be verified-in
case questioned in the future.
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000
Cubie and Betty Hicks
Celebrate 26th Anniversary
Betty and Cubie Hicks cele-
brated their 26th wedding
anniversary on May 31. The cou-
ple married on May 31, 1974 at
the home of Cubie's mother, Alma
"Hicks, in Wausau. Cuble's
brother, Reverend Corbin Hicks,
performed the ceremony, with
many family members and friend
Betty is the former Betty Jean
Kemp. She is the Daughter of
Audrey Moses and the late Gene
Kemp. Betty was born in Gulf
county and has many friends and
family in this area.
Cubie is retired from the
paper mill and Betty is a retired
bookkeeper. They make their
home in Panama City.
The couple has one son,
David A. Buzier, and his wife
Penni (Curti) Buzier; and they
have three daughters; Lisa Buzier,
Beverly Lewis, and Sherry Arrant
and her husband, Ken Arrant.
Their grandchildren are David
A. Buzier, Jr., Laura L. Buzier;
Kevin Lewis, Allison Arrant,
Sheryl and Roger Bradley, Karah
and Kenny Kubitz.
The children dedicated the
songs "Did You Ever Know That
You Are My Hero" to their parents
and the song for Dad, "He Didn't
Have To Be," and song for Mom; "I,
Hope You Dance."
Kareta M. Monette, a gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School's
Class of 2000,' was recently
awarded the Uniform Rank and
the Knights of Pythias Education
Scholarships through the Grand
Lodge Knights of Pythias of the
State of Florida.
The Uniform Rank Scholar-
ship was presented to Kareta by
Major General Thadus Russ, Sr.
and Captain Lola Russ of the First
Brigade of Florida. The scholar-
ship is a one-time cash award to
high school seniors and college
students in the state of Florida
affiliated with the Knights of
Amy Rachelyn Butler
Look Who's 4!
Amy Rachelyn Butler cele-C
brated her fourth birthday on May
31st., Her birthday party was held:
at Chuck E Cheese in Panama'
City. Attending the party were!
dear friends and special guests,
Mimi and Gigi.
Amy said she had a "Great,
time!" Amy is the daughter of Ray
and Kathy Butler, and the grand-
daughter of Harold and Edna
Butler, and Frank and Amy Healv,
all of Port St. Joe Beach.
Cubie and Betty Hicks
Bicentennial Class of 1976 To Meet!
Class members of the Port St.
S Joe Bicentennial Class of 1976
held its first planning meeting on
.June 12th to commemorate the.
"Year of the Bicentennial
S.The 'members agreed to set
::,.the date. July 29. for the class of.
1976 to Commemorate the "Year.
of the Bicentennial Celebration."
It is requested that all class
members who desire to partici-
pate submit their response, no
later than July 1st. All class mem-
ber are encouraged to attend the
next meeting to be held on
Monday. June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at
Please contact Karen Macheri,
Jarnice Jackson,. Eddie Peak, or
Amy Shackleford for more infor-
Couple To Be Wed
Chip Coogle of Perry, Georgia
and Connie Coogle of 'Cordele;,
Georgia announce the engage-
ment and forthcoming marriage of
their daughter. Jennifer Jill
Coogle, to Christopher Jason
White, son of Susan E. White of
Port St. Joe.
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of Mary Hart, of Albany,
Georgia, the late Levonne Adams
of Pelham, Georgia, Herbert
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Naya Ann Frazier
P.F.C..Dana C. Frazier and
wife Crystal announce the birth of
their daughter, Naya Ann, born
April 8, 5:19 a.m. at Wmnn Hospi-
tal Army Base in Fort Stewart,
Naya weighed seven pounds,
nine ounces. and was 21 inches
long. The Frazier family was wel-
comed home by Granma and
Nanny and friends of the Fraziers,
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs!
Tom Clark of Port St. Joe, William
Dennis Smarr of Macon, Georgia,
'and the late Frances Ann Frazier
tof Port St. Joe. Great grandpar-
_erits are Mr. and Mrs. Tom and
Evelyn Stansel Sr. of Port St. Joel
Mr. and Mrs. W,A. Smarr o
Macon, Georgia, and great grea1
Coogle of Oglethorpe, Georgia and
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Scovill of
Jennifer is a 1991 graduate of
Southland Academy and a 1997
graduate of Georgia Southern
University. She has a Bachelor of
Science degree in family and con-
sumer sciences with an emphasis
in interior design. She is currently.
employed as a sales representa-
tive with signature industries in
The future bridegroom is the
grandson of Dorothy E. White and
the late John M. White, Jr. of Port
SHe is a 1992 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School and gradu-
ated from Florida State University
in- 1996 .with a Bachelor of
,Science degree in health educa-
'tiori He recently graduated from
Florda Coastal School of Law in
Jacksonville where he received his
Juris Doctorate. He is scheduled
to take the Florida Bar in July.
The couple will exchange
vows October 14 at the Mount
Zion St. Luke's Lutheran Church
in Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Jennifer N. Smallwood, of Port
St. Joe, has been inducted into
the Samford University chapter of
Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Smallwood, a May graduate,.
was an accounting/Spanish
Phi Kappa Phi, Samford's
highest academic honor society,
recognizes superior achievement
in all academic disciplines.
Initiates include undergraduate
and graduate students. and fac-
grandmother 'is Ruth Hill of
Macon, Georgia. Her auntie is Fet-I
ica Bowen of Lakeland.
Kareta was also awarded the
Grand Lodge Knights of Pyihias
Education Scholarship at the 111.
Grand Lodge Session held in
Jacksonville May 22nd through
24th. The scholarship,' in excess
of $2,000, is awarded to children
-of the immediate family of the
Knights of Pythias Lod'ge mem-
bers who meet the application
requirements. To be considered
for the scholarship students must
:be of excellent moral character,
have respect for family, their fel-
low man, and self.
Kareta will attend Florida
A&M University in the fall. She is
the daughter of Clarence and
Audrey Monette of the local
Dnesbach Lodge #77, Knights of
Pythias of the State of Florida.
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Emme is Two
Emaly Anne Hanson cele-
brated her second birthday on
May 7th with a Barbie party at
Meme and PopPops house in
Emme had lots of fun playing
with cousins Zachary and
Savannah and special friends
Josh, Trevor, and James.
Emme is the daughter. of-
Johnny and Elizabeth Hanson,,
the granddaughter of Jim and
Mary Lou Kniffin of Mexico Beach-
and John and Joanie Hanson of
St. Joe Beach, the great-grand-
daughter of Leslie and Sally
Stricklin 'of' Courtland, Alabama,
and the late Munil Kniffin of
Montgomery, New York.
Diana Harrison of Port St. Joe
announces with great pleasure
the engagement and approaching
marriage of her daughter.
Cheyenne Cheree' Harrison, to
Sigure Ryan O'Neal, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne "O'Neal of
'"aaThe bride-elect is a 1995
-graduate of Port St. Joe High
,School and will graduate from
'Florida A&M University in August
,with a Bachelor of Science Degree
in occupational therapy.
The, groom-elect is a 1992
graduate of Apalachicola High,
School and 1999 graduate of the,
telecommunications program at
"Always...Patsv Cline" is in its.
fihal week at the Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola. This fun filled musi-
Cal is based on a true story and
audiences have been ".. .stomp-
ing and hollering for more." Don't
miss the exquisite voice of Linda
*, Edwards in her portrayal of Patsy
Cline. Performances are Thurs-
day. Friday. and Saturday even-
ings at 8:00 p.m. and the final
curtain is at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday,
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te1i,' N [,N6
Gulf Coast Community College.
Cheyenne .,and Ryan will
Declare their undying love and
commitment to each other before
a host of family and friends on
Fans & AC's Needed
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association are asking for
donations of new or used fans and
air conditioners that are in good
condition for low income elderly
people to cool their homes. To
donate or for more information
please call 229-8466.
Cline" at Dixie
This is the last week to take
full advantage of season tickets as
well, so get yourself down to the
Dixie Theatre so you can enjoy six,
plays for the price of five..
,."T he Woman in Black," a-
'.spirnetingling ghost story, is the
first in the Dixie Theatre's three
play rotating repertory and opens
Thursday, June 22.
Rehearsals have begun for the
second play in the rep which is
"The Dining Room" by A.R.
Gurney (playwright of the ever
Call the Dixie Theatre Box
Office at (850) 653-3200 for reser-
Emaly Anne Hanson
Reserve Your Space for
the Fourth of July Now!
The Gulf County' Tourist
Development Council, the Port St.
Joe Merchants Association, and
the City of Port St. Joe will host
the Fireworks and Fourth, of J u ly
Celebration in Frank Pate Park on
Monday, July 3rd.
Spaces will be available for all
civic groups who would like to
have a fund-raiser. Spaces for
businesses and politicians will be
available for $25. Anyone inter-
ested in reserving a space should
call Becky Wood at, 229-6961,.
Monday through Saturday.
Area Agency on Aging
The Food Service Bid
Committee of the Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida, Inc. will
be meeting on Thursday, June 22,
at. 10:00 a.m.,. ET. The rgeeting
will be held at the Cedar's
Executive Center, located at 2639
North Monroe Street, Building B,
Room 220 in Tallahassee.
Also, the Area Agency of Aging
for North Florida, Inc. will hold a
Bidder's. Conference on Wednes-
day, June 28, at 2:00 p.m., ET, to
discuss its "Caterer Invitation ;to
Bid" document. The meeting will
also be held at the Cedar's
Executive Center, in Tallahassee.
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The Gulf County Beaches VFD and. White City VFD would like to
thank everyone who supported our chicken dinner cookout. Because of
you, the cookout was a success. The following were instrumental in
making the cookout a success.
Billy Carr Auto Sales
City of Port St. Joe
Gulf County Welding Class
Comforter's Funeral Home
St. Joe Woodlands
Gulf County Maintenance Department
County Commissioners John Stanley, Billy Traylor, Tommy Knox,
\ Nathan Peters, Jr., Warren Yeager
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000 PAGE SA
Made Tapper of White City
and Blair Revels of Lake Park,
Georgia are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Trenton
Wayne Tapper, who was born on
March 29th at Bay Medical
Center. Trenton weighed six
pounds, eight ounces and was 1.9
Trenton's grandparents are
Wayne and Dottle Laylield of
White City and Glen and Brenda
Atkins of Lake Park. Georgia. His
great-grandparents are Tommy
and Thelma Layfleld of White City,
and Toby Gay of Highland View,
and great-great-grandma Is Maxie
Mae Hicks, also of Highland View.
program In PSJ
The Summer Library Program
Sin Port St. Joe will be held June
13 through July 25 on Tuesdays
beginning at 10:00 a.m. for
kindergarteners through fourth
grade. This program is free. The.
following is a schedule of topics:
* June 20r-Caribbean "Dreamy
June 27-Mexico, "Ole;".
July 11-Africa, "Africa Cai-
July 25-Native Americans, "At
Did You Know...
You are in violation of state
law if you burn land-clearing
debris or set fires for agricultural
Sor forestry operations without first
obtaining authorization from the
Department's Division of Forestry.
Some trash fires-involving
leaves. yard litter, household
paper, etc.-must be approved inl
advance. Call your local Division!
of Forestry office or fire depart-
ment for information about local
outdoor burning rules.
Paul Mitchell, Florida
Department of Education Chief of
Staff will participate in the Norris
D., Langston Youth Scholarship
Foundation's Awards program.
Secretary of Labor Mary Hooks
will be the featured speaker..,
The annual activities wilt take
place on Thursday, June 29th,
beginning at 6:30 p.m., ET, in the
Port St. Joe High School
This program will provide
information in the areas of educa-
tion and economics.
The general public is, cordially
invited and encouraged to take
Couple Is Wed
Audrey Ann Brock and
Joseph. Antonio Figueira were
married on June 1st at the Beach
The ceremony was conducted
by Pastor David Nichols. The bride
was given away by her brother
Hermon Joe Brock and accompa-
nied by her maid of honor Joanna
Raffeld. The best man was Keith
Wasmiller. A reception followed in
the church fellowship hall.
A- iu m
the opportunity to attend this
event. Dinner will.be served at no
;cost. For further information,
please call Gloria Fennell at (850)
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Our commitment to service won't.
Over the years, your electric cooperative has
made many changes. We've upgraded our .
equipment, we've enhanced our safety programs,
and we've grown with our community, '
But one thing we can't change is thie weather- A.
no matter how hard we try.
However, we have not changed our ;
commitment to service. No matter,how nasty the .
weather gets, we are always there pi-oviding the
same quality service you have come to rely on.
And that won't change.
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The power of human connections
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To Be Married
PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000
Summer Programs Announced for WIG Site
Marsha Harpool, Executive
Director of the Washington
Improvement Group has
announced plans for its summer
program which will run from June
19 until July 28 in Port St. Joe.
The following weekday sched-
ules are planned for those attend-
ing the program session:
Monday: 11:30 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. planning and cleanup;
12:00 until 2:00 p.m. television
and Bingo; 3:00 until 4:00 lunch;
4:15 until 6:00 p.m. table games;
6:15 until 7:00 p.m. staff plan-
ning (staff includes Neikole
Royster, Jarvis Fennell, Tikila
Walker, and Princess Likely).
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. planning and cleanup;
.12:00 until 3:00 p.m. television
and Uno: 3:00 until 4:00 p.m.
lunch; 4:30 until 6:00 p.m.
boys'/girls' kickball and tag foot-
ball; 6:15 until 7:00 p.m. staff
planning and cleanup.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. staff planning; 12:00
until 2:00 p.m. coloring contest
(prizes will be awarded) 3:00 until
4:00 p.m. lunch; 4:30 until 6:00
p.m. card games; 6:00 until 7:00
Thursday: 11:30 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. staff planning; 12:00
until 3:00 p.m. outdoor activities
(boys'/girls' kickball, basketball,
jump-in'-Jacks, etc); 3:00 until
4:00 p.m. lunch; 4:15 until 6:00
p.m. softball at WIG softball field;
6:15 until 7:00 p.m. cleanup.
Friday' 11:30 a.m. until 1:30
p.m. planning/cleanup; 12:00
until 3:00 p.m. inside activities;
3:00 until 4:00 p.m. lunch; 4:15
until 6:30 p.m. dance, contest
(prizes will be awarded); 6:30 until
7:00 p.m. cleanup.
'The WIG Teen Center will be
closed from June 26 until July 4.
Summer program will resume on
Fire up the grill for this sum-
mer's best of .the best seafood
recipes. The Florida Department
of Agriculture's Seafood and
Aquaculture Bureau has unveiled
11 a.m. -
* FOR CLERK OF THE *
Cf u- oa- joip
Dave Massoletti is visiting his Grandma Mary Truman in
Mexico Beach. This visit is for both pleasure and business.
The Truman Family would like to extend the property
adjacent to the Mexico Beach Shopping Center another
100+ feet and develop the property on 31st and 32nd
Dave would be handling the details. David went to a
non-denominational Christian school and completed all
credits needed for a high school diploma at age 13-then
college, paratrooper and green beret in the Army. His last
duty station was at Fort Bragg where he still owns a home.
He is now in the Silicon Valley, a high tech region of the
Santa Clara, CA area where he has worked for the past 15
years. Dave has a 13 year old daughter by a former mar-
riage. His father is engineer at Stanford University and his
mother is retired.
We welcome Dave to the area and hope he will make it
[Arline Realtor will manage the properties.]
Ino 6 1500
some sure-fire ways to' put the siz-
zle in your summer.
Nothing says' summer more
,than the tantalizing aroma of
seafood sizzling over the grill.
The seafood industry' contin-
ues to have an enormous impact
on the state's economy and
future. Florida fishermen, harvest
more than 120 million pounds of
fish and shellfish a year. This
translates into .an annual seafood
landing worth more than. $200
million at dockside and an annual
contribution of $400 million for.
at-home consumption sales.
Here are a few great summer
Saucy Florida Grouper
1-1/2 pounds of Florida
1-8.9 ounce jar of Flavor
Medleysm Tomato Basil sauce.
Cut fish into serving sized por-
tions. Place fish in a glass dish or
bowl and cover, all sides with
sauce, reserving about one ounce,
for basting. Cover and refrigerate
for one hour. Place seafood on grill
about six Inches from the coals.
Let fish grill for about five to six
minutes on each side, basting
before turning fish one time.
Serve with potato salad and mixed
salad greens. Makes four serv-
*Shrimp *Crabs *
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,FROG LEGS CATFISH
LOUISIANA STYLE GUMBO
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AND MUCH MORE!
overlooking beautiful St. Joseph Bay, just 8 miles east of Mexico Beach
and just 12 miles for most Cape San Bias visitors.
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Sizzling Florida Shrimp
*1 1/2 pounds Florida shrimp,
peeled and deveined
1 cup Florida mushrooms, cut
1/2 cup, 1 inch by 1 inch
Florida red bell pepper pieces
1/2 cup, 1 inch by 1 inch
Florida onion pieces
1-8.9 ounce jar of Flavor
Medley' Lemon Pepper sauce
Arrange shrimp on wooden
skewers with mushroom, red bell
peppers, and onions. Place skew-
ers in a glass casserole dish and
cover with sauce, reserving about
one ounce for basting during
cooking. Cover dish and refriger-
ate one hour. Place skewers on
grill about six inches away from
the coals. Let shrimp grill for
about three to four minutes on
each side, basting before ,turning
once. Serve with sauteed aspara-
gus and grilled garlic bread.
Makes four servings.
Grilled Florida Seafood Salad!
. 1 11/2 pounds Florida grouper
* 1 cup chopped Florida zucchini
* 1/2 cup chopped green Florida
* 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
(See SEAFOOD on Page 10)
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000 PAGE 7A
C'l'BI Low E fore en ctivitie[44s 1 j ,= D
ALTERED HIS TRAVELING PLANS
Scott A. Beck, 25, of
Tallahassee, was arrested on
:Saturday, June 3rd, at approxi-
mately 1:00 a.m. by Port St. Joe
,Police Department Officer John
AMurnan for altering a temporary
: tag, possession of cannabis (less
:than 20 grams) and drug para-
The officer initiated a traffic
.stop after observing that the vehi-
cle Beck was driving had a head-
light out. Further investigation on
hiN part revealed that the date on
.the temporary tag had been
Murnan's investigation also
revealed that Beck was in posses-
sion of a plastic bag that con-
ItAined a green leafy substance
suspectedd to be cannabis. He also
discovered a pipe that appeared to
have been used to smoke
'cannabis. The suspect substance
anhd residue from the pipe both
f ~eld-tested positive for T.H.C. (a
substance found in cannabis).
SBeck was arrested and trans-
,potted to the Gulf County Jail.
PUT THE BRAKES ON POSSESSION
Jimmy L. Johnson, 20, of
'Sneads, was arrested on June 3rd
:at approximately 5:11 p.m. by
'Officer Russell Burch for posses-
,sion of a controlled substance and
,possession of drug paraphernalia.
Burch initiated a traffic stop
after observing the vehicle being
operated by Johnson had no.
,brake lights. An investigation
revealed that Johnson was in pos-
:sIession of a plastic container that
-contained'three small clear plas-
tic bags of suspected cannabis.
he suspect cannabis field-tested
Johnson was also found in
Possession of a pipe that
;appeared to have been used to
;smoke cannabis. He was placed
under arrest without incident and
transported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance.
FLEET FOOT SNAGGED
Julius A. Gathers (A.K.A.
'Tony), 28, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested on Sunday, June 4th, at
i bout 7:05. p.m. by Officer Burch
dn an active warrant for violation
Sf community control and resist-
ihg arrest without violence.
*... Gathers was placed on
community control on March 4th
for-three..counts of the sale of a
S ip'rni-olled substance (cocaine)
adid violated his-ptobation by test-
gI in'g positive for the use of cocaine.
When the officer attempted to
arrest him on the active warrant,
Gathers attempted to flee on foot,
1bt he was apprehended,
restrained, and transported to the
Gulf County J0il to answer to the
community control violation and
th6 new charge of resisting arrest
WARRANT PICK-UP SUCCESSFUL
Shirley A. Lucas, 50, of
Wewahitchka. was arrested short-
liv before noon on Monday, June
5th. by Sergeant Arendt on an
active warrant for violation of
community control. Shehad been
placed on community control for
driving under the influence and
possession of a controlled sub-
tance (two counts). .
Lucas was taken into custody
withoutt incident and transported
0o the Gulf County Jail.
| DRUG TEST TELLS TALE
Dennis J. Anderson, 38, of
4wahitchka, was taken into cus-
tody just prior to 3 p.m. on.
Tuesday, June 6th, by Sergeant
Troy Simmons on an active war-
ran t for violation of probation.
: Anderson was placed on pro-
iation' on January 6, 1998 for
: possession of cocaine and the sale
of cocaine and violated it when a
urinalysis drug test verified recent
cocaine use. Anderson was taken
into custody without incident and
transported to the Gulf County
SHED A LIGHT ON THE SUSPECT
Michael W. Helton, 31, of
Mary Esther, was arrested by
Officer James Norris at approxi-
mately 11:44 p.m. Saturday,
June 10th, for driving while his
license was suspended or revoked
and possession of cannabis (less
than 20 grams).
Norris observed that the vehi-
cle Helton was operating had a
headlight out on the right side
and initiated a traffic stop.
Further investigation revealed
that his driver's license had been
suspended for failure to pay a
traffic fine and failure to pay child
.The officer also found that.
Helton was in possession of a
plastic bag that contained plant-
like material, suspected of being
cannabis. The material field-test-
ed positive for T.H.C. Helton was
placed under arrest and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
CITED ON MULTIPLE OFFENSES
On Sunday, June 11th, at
approximately 12:38 p.m., Officer
Burch charged Kim Michelle
Squire, 37, of Indian Pass, with
driving while her license was sus-
pended or revoked.
The officer initiated a traffic
stop after he observed the vehicle
that Squire was driving had no
brake lights and there was a child
in the front seat that was not
using a safety restraint device.
Squire was issued a criminal
citation for driving with a sus-
pended license and written warn-
ings for defective brake lights, bad
brakes, failure to use a child
restraint device, broken wind-
shield, and an open container of
an alcoholic beverage.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
Tuesday, June 6th-Scott
McAlister, 18, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, violation of proba-
tion (re: sale and possession of
Wednesday. June 7th-Louis
Lindsey, 27, W/M. of Port St. Joe,
refusal to sign traffic citation; and
Scott Thomas McAlister, 18,
W/M, of Port St. Joe, failure to
pay fine (re: night hunting).
Thursday, June 8th-Nikki
Williams, 19, B/F, of Port St. Joe,
possession of marijuana with
intent to distribute; and Emma
Yarrell, 18, B/F, of Port St. Joe,
possession of marijuana with
intent to distribute.
Friday, June 9th-Doyle
Gaylor, 42, W/M, of Mexico
Beach, driving while license sus-
pended or evoked; Derrick
Turner, 29, B/M, of Miami, failure
to register as convicted felon;
Curtis Nobles, 41, B/M, of
Wewahitchka, violation of proba-
tion (re: driving under the influ-
ence and driving while license
suspended or revoked; and Willie
Alexander, 44, B/M, of Port St.
Joe, failure to pay fine (re: no
proof of insurance).
Saturday, June 10th-Kyle
McLemore, 24, W/M, of Orlando,
driving under the influence and
possession of marijuana.
Sunday, June 11th-Glenn
Burleson, 38, W/M, of Marianna,
driving under the influence;
Kenneth Minor, 40, W/M, of
Panama City, 'burglary of a con-
veyance; and Leslie Shaw, 34,
W/F, of Panama City, burglary of
Tip For The Week
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Month is here. To kick off aware-
ness in our community, one tip
from the "Ten Tips for Parents To
Help Their Children Avoid Teen
Pregnancy," is being presented
each week through the month of
These "Ten Tips" are being
presented from The National
Campaign to Prevent Teen
Pregnancy. The National
Campaign has reviewed recent
research about parental influ-
ences on cliljdriei. '.-sal behav-'
ior and talked to many experts in
the field, as well as to teens and
parents themselves. From these
sources, it is clear that there, is
much parents and adults can do
to reduce the risk of kids becomrn-
ing pregnant before they've grown
This' week's& tip #8-Let
your kids know that you value
education highly. Encourage
your children to take school seri-
ously and set high expectations
about their school performance'
School failure is often the first
sign of trouble that can end in
Be very attentive to your chil-
dren's progress in school arid
Intervene early if things aren't
going well. Keep track of your chil-
dren's grades and discuss them
together. Meet with. teachers,
principals, guidance counselors,
Limit the number of hours
your teenager gives to part-time
jobs (20 hours per week should be
the maximum) so that there is
enough time and energy left to'
focus on .school.
Know' about homework
assignments and support your
child in getting them done.
Volunteer at the school, if possi-
ble. Schools want more parental
involvement and will often try to
accommodate your work sched-
ule, if asked.
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Transportation Program Adds Six
More Local Churches To Bus Routes
As of June 9, the public
transportation system project
Between the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association and local
churches will be adding several
churches' vans and drivers to its
service. The following are the
churches in the community who
have thus far committed to use
*Long Avenue Baptist Church
*Oak Grove Assembly of God
Ne Be'thelh AME '
*New Life Christian Center
*Philadelphia Primitive Bap-
*Zion Fair Baptist (pending.
.. need a dri 'erl ,,
The program'..will be able to
.pp9yide. this service four .days at
ithl first, of each month and, in the
6mi0idle of the month.,The public.is
encouraged to use these, vans
which are being made available to
help individuals, who. don't have
trainsporlati'in. ,The coordinators.
aye working very hard to help the
residents of Port St. Joe and this
"I. would like to, express my
thanks to the volunteers who have
mriade this program possible
through the donation of their
time," says director ,Jerry Stokoe.
The schedule belo%'w will b'e
followed as listed for the public
Highland View area: 9:00
a.m.-9:15 a.m. and' 1:00 p.m.-
1:15 p.m.; North Port St.'Joe area:
9:15-9:'30 and 1':15-1:30; court-
'house area: 9:40-9:50 and 1:40-
1:50: downtown area: .9:55-10:15
and 1:55-2:15; and, Ward'-Ridge
area: 10:20-10:30 and, 1:20-1:30,
Please, allow 15 minutes
*either side' of thege times; 'there
tray be more: passengers than
expected. Please be patient. The
public is asked to watch The Star
for the specific dates the van will
be scheduled. The following dates
are set for the mid-month routes:
June 15th, 16th, and 17th.
Van Route Pick-Up
and Drop-Off Points
Starting point-Dixie Dandy
store. followed by stops at Redfish
and Hayes; Redfish and Parker;
Redfish and Cobia; Cobia and
Marlin: Cobia and Ling: Cobia and
Dolphin: C.obia and Boilta.. Park-
er and Dolpliin: nuid on to High-
a, North Port St. Joe
Starting point--Avenue D and
Hodrick, followed by stops at
Avenue G and Martin Luther King
Blvd.; Avenue F and Martin
Luther King Blvd.; Averiue E and
Martin Luther King Blvd.; Avenue
D and Martin Luther King Blvd.;
Avenue C and Martin Luther King
Bird : and Avenue A and Martin
Luther King Blvd.
Then, continue along Avenue
A to Battles Street; Avenue A and
North Park. Avenue A and Garri-
son: Avenue A and Harbor;
Avenue A and Apollo; then exit
Avenue A onto Highway 71 south-
ward toward the downtown route.
Downtok-n Port St. Joe/
,South Port St. Joe/Oak Grove
Starting point-(from NPSJ)
the Gulf County Courthouse com-
plex and exit southbound onto
Highway 71: bllo\ed by stops at
Long Avenuer and Fourth. Street;
Willams and Third Street; Reid
Avenue and Second Street. Reid
Avehue and Third Street: Reid
Avenue and Fourth Street; and
Woodward Avenule and Highway
Then, onward to van stops at
Garrison Avenue and Tenth
Street; Long Avenue and Tenth
Street; Long Avenue and Six-
teenth Street; Garrison Avenue
and Sixteenth Street; Pine Ridge
Apartments (West Entrance); Lib-
erty Manor (turn point); Madison
and Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church; Madison and McKinnon;
Madison and Jackson; Madison
and Cherokee; and at Gulf Pines
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ST. JOE RENT-ALL9 INC.
706 First Street Port St. Joe Phone 227-2112
"WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL"
Save Florida's Endangered Manatee
Free Manatee Protection Tips Decal Available to Florida Boaters
For more information, you,
Hev.looif for "hh
g Looornmay cor'iact the St. Joseph Bay
Someone to Love?
The Humane Society has'
these five month old;, femalelabs;
along with others who are looking
for someone to love.
At present, the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society has twvo golden
retriever mix dogs; three four
week old, black, lab mix puppies;
two-three month old female lab
mix pups; one cream colored
female, boxer bull, one extra large
rottweiller mix, and 10 kittens.,
The Gulf County School
Board, in cooperation with
FDLRS/PAEC, will be sponsoring
free Preschool Screening Clinics
for children ages two and a half to
five years 'of age.
On June 27th, the screening
clinic will be located at Port St.
Joe Elementary from 9:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m., ET. Oh June
28th. the screening clinic will be
located at Wewahitchka Elemeh-
tarv (Linton Site) from 9:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m., CT. No appoint-
ment is needed.
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
Gulf County Schools, is in
need of substitute bus drivers for
the upcoming 2000-2001 school
year for both Port St. Joe and:
Anyone interested will need to
take a 40-hour bus driver training
s class' offered beginning Monday.
July 3. Also. this class Is for,
teachers, administrators, coa-
ches, sponsors, and anyone Inter-
ested in eventually becoming a-
full-time bus driver for Gulf
The class will consist of' 20
hours of classroom instruction
and at' least eight hours actual
driving timrie. .
The class will be held at the
Gulf County Adult School In Port
"St. Joe at 6:00 p.m.. ET.
S The class Is free for anyone
who actually drives for the Gulf
County School System. Contact
SCarolyn Peak at 227-1204 or at
A decal that gives boaters
"tips" on how to reduce manatee
injury and death from watercraft'
collisions and other human activ-
ities is available free of charge
frohi Save the Manatee Club'
(SMC). The waterproof decal has
been produced by SMC and three
other organizations to help keep
endangered manatees on the
mtnirds of Florida boaters.
; The free decal is provided by\
Save the Manatee Club (SMC)I
with the help of the Disney
Wildlife Conservation Fund. The
Tampa Bay Estuary Program and
the Florida Fish and Wildlife'
Conservation Commission have
also contributed some funding for
the decal. The two-color decal has
been printed with ink that is spe-
cially designed to hold up under ,
outdoor weather conditions. The
decal asks boaters to be "Careful"
and features tips tohelp them;r
detect manatees in Florida water-"
ways so they can, avoid striking
the. endangered animals. In addi-
tiorl, Information is provided to
help facilitate the rescue of-,
injtlred manatees. Tips featured
on the decal are as follows:
Call 1-800-DIAL-FMP, *FMP, or
use VHF Channel 16 if you see
an injured manatee.
Avoid running your motor over -
sea grass beds. Stay in, deep
Reflect glare by wearing polar-
Enjoy manatees but don't
touch, feed, or give them water.
Follow posted speed zone and
Use trash containers. Don't
discard fishing line, hooks, or.
S other garbage in the water. ,
Look for the manatee's snout,
back, 'tall, or flipper in the
water. A swirl or flat spot on the
surface may signal a manatee
I West Indian manatees are
listed as endangered by the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife, .Service.
Currently. It is estimated that
there are about 2,400 manatees
left in the United States.
Manatees are slow-moving ani-
mals. They can travel up to 20
mph in short bursts, but they
generally only travel, about three
to five mph. Because manatees
are mammals, they need to sur-
face to breathe air. They also pre-
fer shallow waters where they feed
on submerged sea grasses. All of
these factors combine to make
them vulnerable to boat hits.
"Even under the best of condi-
tions, manatees can be hard to
spot in Florida's waterways," says
Judith Vallee, SMC Executive
Director. "This decal goes on the
boat and out with the boater, so it
is right there to remind boaters
how to watch for manatees and
what to do if they spot an injured
manatee. It's pour hope the decal
will help to get Florida's boating
public more involved in helping to
protect these unique animals."
The free educational boater
decal and manatee protection tips
packet may be obtained by con-
tacting Save the Manatee Club at'
500 W. Maitland Avenue, Malt-
land, Florida 32751, 1-800-432-,
JOIN (5646) or by e-mail at :,edu.
more information on manatees or
the Adopt-A-Manatee program,
contact SMC at the above;
address, or visit their web site on
the Internet at: http://www.sa.
St. Jseph Bay Is Included In St. Andrew Bay Watershed
Area residents will have an
opportunity to review and discuss
the Northwest Florida Water
(NWFWMD) draft. Surface Water,
SImprovement, and Management
(SWIM) plan, for the St. Andrew
Bay watershed on Monday, June
A public workshop on the
draft plan will be held at 6:00
p.m., CT, at the .Gulf Coast
Community College's Student
Union Building, room 243. The
college is located off 23rd Street in
Panama City. Anyone interested
in learning about the proposed:
plan in encouraged to attend and
The St., Andrew BAy
Watershed SWIM plan is being
developed in cooperation with the
Florida D.epartment of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP), the Bay
Environmental Study Team
(BEST), the St. Joseph Bay
Committee, and other state and
federal agencies, local govern-
ments, and private nonprofit
The management plan
includes goals, programs, and
proposed activities for protecting
St. Andrew Bay, North Bay, West
Bay, East Bay, Deer. Point Lake,
the Sand Hill Lakes, and St.
Joseph Bay, as well as the
respective tributaries and surface
water basins of 'each of these
"The SWIM program allows'
the district to approach water
resource management from a
watershed perspective," explained
Paul .Thorpe, NWFWMD water
resource planner and St. Andrew
Bay Watershed SWIM plan coordi-
nator. "The St. Andrew Bay water-
shed Is unique in. that it is the
only major drainage basin located
entirely within the Florida
The watershed covers approx-
,imately 736,000. acres in five
Florida 'counties. Approximately
65 percent of the watershed Is
located in Bay County, with 19
percent in Gulf. 10 percent in
Washington, four percent in Cal-.
houn. and three. percent' in
The priority issues In the
SWIM plan are identified:-as
growth management, non-point,
source pollution, point source pol-
lution, chemical contamination,
biodiversity, public outreach, and
management of the,, Deer Point
Lake Reservoir watershed. The
SWIM plan provides for address-
ing these issues through several
programs: watershed planning
and coordination, storm, water
retrofit and treatment, public out-
reach and education, biodiversity
and natural systems, chemical
"contaminants, cumulative assess-
ment. and Deer Point Lake water-,
Following the public work
shop and the solicitation of com-.
ments from local officials and
governmental agencies, the draft
SWIM plan will be revised ,and
submitted to the NWFWMD's,
Governing Board and DEP ,for
The St. Andrew Bay
Watershed SWIM Plan is available
for review-at the Bay County,
Library in Panama City, Panama
City Beach Library, Parker Public
Library, Port St. Joe Library.
Springfield Library, Jackson
County Public Library in
Marianna, Lynn Haven Public
Library, Gulf Coast Community
College Learning Resource Center,
arid NWFWMD headquarters.,
The draft plan may also be
found *on the Interment. at
For more information about
the plan or workshop. please con-
tact Paul Thorpe at the NWFW.rMD
at (850) 539-5999.
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Ile 'rie 'terad to presenrtio yod this ear's Afnnal Water 'Quality Report. i77is report is der.ned to inform you about the quat.
itr water and services we deliver to you 'e'ery day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of
drinking water. t'e want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and pro-
reer our water resources. Wll are committed to ensuring the quality of 'your water. Our water source is ground water from 2
tells. The wells dra' from the Floridan Aquif'r.
* We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.
If you hare any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Mr. Donnie Minchew at (850,) 639-
2005. lie encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend
any .f our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 it City Hall.
The City of iW'cwahitchka rvlutinely monitors fir contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State lawrs,
rules, and regnilations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of
January 1st to December 31st, 1999. As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for
certain contaminants to less often than once per year because the concentrations ofthefe cotitaminants are not expected to rary
sitniticantlv from year to year. Some of our data [e/g/ inorganic contaminants, unrgeulated contaminants, radtological con-
ramiinants and/or lead and copper contaminants,], though representative, is more than one year old.
In the table below you will find terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. ,To help you better understand these
terms we're provided the following definitions:
* Maximum Contaminant Level or AICL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are
set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
* Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or ICLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no
known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow. fr a nmLargin of safety.
* Non-Applicable (n/a): Does not apply.
* Action Level (AL): The concentration ofa contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which'
a water ivtiem must folotw. .
* Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight ofanalyte to I million parrs by weight of
the water sai ple.
* Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (ug/i) one part by rweiht ofanalte to I billion parts by ireight of the
water sa i ple. ,:,
* Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
* Method detection limits (MIDL) minimum level measurable of a contaminant with 99'.. confidence.
EPA requtrei monitorini of ovrr 80 drinking water contaminants. Those contaminants listed in the table below are the only,
contaminants detected n your drinking water. As you can see ,y the following table, our system had no riilatiin i'We 're prvoud
thar iour drinking water meets or exceeds all Federal and State requirements.
1999 TEST RESULTS TABLE
C :.'-aiiin. i ,a ,d L'ntiit Daie of .NICL Highest .Monl-il MC LG MC L Ltkel'- Source of
.\liu,'n r.nlphiipling c.lhii, Number of Corirnriatiori
IIOA 'T.r VN N POiiSamplesContar r
T.ajl Coli;:.ni EBctena July- N 1 (One) 0 For s:,stems collecting fever than -40 Narurall'. preseiiit n thi
QQ samples per month presence of enrc runr.iet ,
colbnn bacteria irtinore than 1
sample colkcted dunne a month
Resul ,,in the Le'.el Detected colutn'- fi.r radiological con.tamnants. in.:rganic contaminants, svntheuc orajrue coniamninanis icludin.
.'esticdes aiid herbicides. and .olattle organic contaminants are the highest average at an% of dithe sampling points or the luaale.rt detected level at
anm .aniplinz pc.in. ,dependine on the sampling frequency
Coniaminantiand 'ii oif Dit-o ofiamplmg MICL Le'ai Ranoer R;o-il iMCLO MCL Likel. Sour: of'
MNaurm.niLe'l'T "mo 0.r 1 ',iL'loion Deretedd" Contarumnition
Radiological Contaminants ,
Ji a iipCii M March -97 N 1 9 N'A 0 15 Erosion :.inarjural
... : d I dep s t
Inorganic Contaminants E i
Fluoride (ppm) Feb-97 N .1.25 N/A 4Erosion of natural -
deposits; water additive
which promotes strong
teeth; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum
S,' factories -
Nickel (ppb) Feb-97 N. 40 N/A n/a 100 Pollution from
Nitrate (,as Nitrogen) (pprm)
use; leaching from septic
tanks, sewage; erosion of '
S.Jdiun rppni Feb-97 N I 52.7 N/A r 160 Salt water intrusion,
..... leaching from soil
Co:.nairnaiit aind L'nit of Dit.-of AL 0l No olsampilni MNICLG AL Likly S,,urcnofConiam.natil.n
Mea..rlneiaiwii .n-aimpling Violahon Perc.ntil. ?ile- exc.ed.dii (Aclion
'mL Ir"r Y Y'N Reciti the AL LeAelh
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper tiap atler' June- N 0 08 0 of 10 1 3 13 Corrosion of household plumbing s, items,
ipp.i -Sept. erosion of'natural depo'it s, leaching ronm
SSept. wood preservatives
Lead (iap '.ateri (ppb) June- N 1.00 0 of 10 0 15 Corrosion...fhousehold plumbing- ssiems,
Sept erosion.of natural deposits
Reasons for monitonng tbr unregulated contaminants. (I) To determine appropriate MDLs for the unregulated contaminants, and
12'1 To esaluale hliich compounds should be consideredd regulated compounds
Co.maniinnntn and L'Unit o' Dat5s or \erage Reut Rnge 0o Results it or Ab-%e Likely Souice of Conumna'iion
M.asuremnrit runpling Detection
I' mo vr
Group U Unregulated Organic Contaminants ,
Bromodichlcromethane Apr-97 N 0.5
Br.:moform (ppb) Apr-97 N 0.32
Chl'ororfrm (ppb) Apr-97 N 0.73
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs,
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals
and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A' Mi firobial conraininants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. .
(B) Inorganic contraninants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater
runoff, industrial or. domestic wastewater discharges; oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, ind
residential uses. : .
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of indus-.
trial processes and petroleum production, and can also,come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic sys-,
( E Radi,,arctir contaminants, which can. be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contam-
inants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water
which must pro% ide the same protection for public health.
Drinking % jter, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contain
inants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More informa i0n
about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe
Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
MCLs are set at rc'r stringjn'r levels. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated .contaminants,!a
person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of
having the described health effect.
Total Colifornt: The Total Coliform Rule requires water systems to meet a stricter limit for coliform bacteria. Coliform ibac-
teria are usually harmless, but their presence in water can be an indication of disease-causing bacteria. When coliform bac-
teria are found, special follow-up tests are done to determine if harmful bacteria are present in the water supply. If this limit
is exceeded, the water supplier must notify the public by newspaper, television or radio. To comply with the stricter regulation,
we have increased the average amount of chlorine in the distribution system.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised
persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplant, people with
HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These pgeo-
ple should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to
lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safi Drinking
Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We at The City of Wewahitchka work around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers
help us protect our water sources. which 'are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children's future.
Stc, lIune is. 2000
PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000
I. C I. ~nJ .5.4 tI cs .4 C..'..,t.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000 PAGE 9A
',A.n a recent response letter to
Commissioner John Stanley, Jr.,
Eicedutive Director Dorothy
Iririan-Crews of the Capital Area
,Community Action Agency, Inc.
((AP) explained that LIHEAP
funds are allocated by county, not
per. season. "The total allocation
for April 1, 1999 until March 31,
2000," she said, "was $42,090...,"
while "the amount actually
expended in Gulf County for the
program year that ended March
3;. ..2000 was $39,757.74."
,. For those who require assis-
thrice, there is "one energy assist-
nce program. for LIHEAP which
allows each eligible client to
receive one regular home energy
assistance and both a summer
ahid winter crisis." According to
their records, Inman-Crews says
CAP assisted in 326 cases in Gulf
County. Of those, 182 received
regular home energy assistance
and 144 received crisis assis-
;)".'A crisis situation would be
one'in which a notice has been
s8i-ved indicating that services
will be shut off within 48 hours.
"A client may qualify for one sum-
men rand one winter crisis per pro-
:'County funding is not divided
into' smaller allocations for each
area within the county. All of Gulf
County is served. "Families are
approved and served on a 'first-
comte first served' basis."
:"'IWhen funding exceeds the
number of applications, the
Program Director can recommend
itallocation of unexpended dol-
lar-s to a county where funds fell
sh6rt of the demand. Gulf
Seeds of Success
F or Better Health
"' .As gardeners prepare' their
land to nurture summer's bounty.
of fruits, vegetables, and flowers,
-it'cs u me to reflect on the changes
,necessary to bring about a health-
ier.body for yourself.
Weight loss, fitness, and good
health in general do not necessar-
ily unfold without careful cultiva-
tion. There is a need to plant and
nurture the seeds of success-a
new way of thinking. Here are
S ome of'those seeds.
'--Plan on making -permanent
i-Iifestyle changes. Don't think of
Dieting as something you "go
"on" for a while and "go off'
--later, only to return to bad
habits. Likewise, you'll be frus-
trattd if you hope to get in
great shape quickly, or if you
only exercise on weekends.
Don't think of food in terms of
deprivation. Foods are neither
good nor bad; they're simply
--more or less healthy and
appropriate to. your needs.
Instead, think about exercising
your freedom to choose foods
_--you really want to eat-foods
that satisfy your appetite, your
need for nutrition and' fiber,
-.your desiri-e for variety, and so
Think on change in positive
terms. Change provides oppor-
Seek support from others in
i_ making changes.
"Play" at making, those
i-changes; don't "work" at them.
Practice making small changes
--in your routine to build up con-
Use mental imagery, to create
positive pictures of yourself as
you want to be.
Here are further thoughts to
help you nurture those seeds of
You will not lose weight
because you are disgusted with
the way you look. You will not get
t fitl because you are unhappy with
your level of fitness. You will lose
weight and /or begin to attain fit-
iness when you feel you deserve to
do-'so, when you believe you have
the right to be healthy, when you
feek worthy of respect and dignity,
and when you want to be happy
and make good choices.
.It takes a lot of practice to
change these deeply embedded
ways of thinking, so start today.
Make positive affirmations about
yourself "I am a good person" "I
like making my own choices." "I
have the right to be happy." "It's
okay to take care of myself." "I am
worthy of respect."
Emergency FIP Sign-up
,,Landowners, if you have lost
planted pines due to fire, flood,
disease, or drought you may be
eligible for cost-share to replant
through the Forestry Incentives
Program (FIP). Contact the USDA-
NIRCS office in Blountstown for
in formation and application (850)
&74-8271. The local DOF County
Forester will service FIP applica-
tions. The sigp-up will end when
the allocated funds are obligated.
County's 1999-2000 expenditures
were recorded as $2,332.26 less
than its allocation.
Sometimes applicants must
pay a balance. "Staff is required
to notify applicants when the
maximum amount for which they
qualify is less than the total
Applications for CAP assis-
tance are available at the follow-
ing Senior Citizens Centers:
Wewa: 5414 East 3rd Street
Port St. Joe: 120 Library Dr.
Completed applications mrtay be
left at either center with staff for
Questions regarding CAP may'
be directed as follows: ..
Wewa: Linda Abbott, who is
based in Calhoun County. She is
in Wewa every Tuesday from 9:00
a.m.-1:00 p.m., C.D.T., at, the
Senior's Center. She may also. be.
contacted :on Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
at. 850-674-5067 in Calhoun
Port St. Joe: Eddie Fields. On
Tuesday, he is at the Children
and Family Services Facility:
(across from the old post office)
from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., C.D.T.
Phone 850-229-6854 On:
Thursday, he will be at the
Senior Citizens Center from 9:00
a.m-2:00 p.m. Phone .850-229-
To qualify, you must prove
1. Proof of income (three cur-
rent check stubs from previous
weeks of employment, or accord-
ing to your pay schedule.)
2. Award letter from Social
Security, SSI Disability, VA
Benefits, AFDC check stubs,
3. Social Security numbers on
all household members and their
ages. *, ...
4. A street address if you
receive your mail through a Post
Applicants that have received
services under low energy with
heating assistance cannot apply
for cooling assistance unless it is
Applicants may also have
their questions answered s by
Senior Center staff, since there is
a similar program for, seniors
called EHEAP. I 'I
PSJHS NJROTC Students Patrick AFB
This past week, members of the cadet corps took a trip to
Central Florida and had the pleasure of visiting the space muse-
um at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base. They also toured the
naval station at the cape where U.S. Naval submarines visit for
well deserved rest and relaxation. The NJROTC cadets were the
guests of the security detachment at the base.
Port St. Joe Police Chief Jay Leffert, who is a reserve mem-
ber of the unit, helped arrange the tour. The cadet corps not
only visited the Cape Canaveral area, but were also treated to a
couple of days in Orlando where they had a great time. They vis-
ited Univeral Studios, Wet and Wild, and were treated to a won-
derful dinner and show at King Henry's Feast. All in all the unit
had, a wonderful time on its trip to Central Florida.
The cadets are now preparing for their participation in the
4th of July festivities in Port St. Joe which this year will be held
on the 3rd of July.
Raff eld From Page 1
two sons, Carl Eugene Raffield,
Jr. and wife Margie, and Randy
Raffield and wife Sonjia, all of Port
St. Joe; one daughter, Connie
Raffleld Worrill and husband Fred
of Crawfordyille; a mother-in-law,
Edna Wood of Port St. Joe; three
brothers, Harold Raffield and wife
Sandra of St. Joe Beach, Ronnie
Raffield and' wife Peggy, and
Danny Raffield and. wife Joann,
both of Port St. Joe; six grandchil-
dren, Jennifer Raffield, Chase
Worrill, Sawyer Raffield, Cody
Worrill; Clay Raffield, and Spencer
Raffield; also numerous nieces
Visitation is scheduled for'
Friday, June 16, from 6:00-until
8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for, Saturday. June .17, at
56:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church
of Port St. Joe with Reverend Dave
Fernandez officiating and Rev-
erend Brent Vickery, and Walter
Wilder assisting. Music will be
presented by Tim Birgenheier and
Mary Lou Cumbie. Interment will
follow at Holly Hill Ceinetery
Pall. bearers will' be Bill
Holten, ,Bill Wall, Al Cathey,.
New Homes from *40 Sq. ft. & Up
NEW CONSTRUCTION AND ADDITIONS
ON TIME WITHIN BUDGET
TO YOUR SATISFACTION
Owners Fred & Bess Millirons 639-5006
403 S. Hwy. 71 Wewahitchka, FL
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SLIP COVERS UPHOLSTERY
VERTICALS BLINDS SHUTTERS
LARGE SELECTION OF FABRICS
Owner Bess Millirons
403 S. Hwy. 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Wayne Taylor, Charlie Smith,
Oliver Harper, Robert Raffield,
and Billy Milton Johnson.
Honorary pall bearers include
Jerry Gaskin, Mike Purvis, Jimmy
Marlow, Robert Nedley, Frank
Fletcher, Danny Tankersley, John
Wright, Roger Newton, Oscar
Redd, David Langston, Austin
Davis, T. D. Nobles, Bill Whitfield,
Billy Branch, Charles Wall, Andre
Hamilton, Leon Hayes, Earl Peak,
Wavion' Graham, Paul, Sewell,
Danny Wall, and Ben Armstrong.
' In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be made
to the Gideons or Hospice of N.W.
All funeral services are under
the direction of Gilmore-South-
erland Funeral Home in Port -St.
NOW See The Star On Line at
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HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
Phone (850) 227-1133
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Other termTs co.,d.-ons and enclu-.ons may apply
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHI)
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
S* 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 pieserne 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 June 30, 2001).
Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity for each fiscal year are as
(includes the following):
INCOME SET ASIDE
Very Low & Low Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
(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 siz are as follows:
FAMILY SIZE 1 2 6 A 6
Very Low Income '13,300 15,200 17,100 19,000 20,500 22,050
Low Income 21,300 24,300 27,350 30,400 32,850 35,250
Moderate Income 31,920 36,480 41,040 45,600 49,200 52,920
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 lowand 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
TULY 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 29. 2000
.....:... ;CC~I. ~til: r ~-~ .
PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000
hofH Coyote Population on the Rise in FL,.
New Drug Dog at Beach
Shown in the picture above is Henry VIiI and his handler Burt
Himmer from the Mexico Beach Police Department. Henlry, badge
#906, has successfully completed his training in narcotics. Circuit
Court Judge Don Sirnmons certified Henry last week.
Everyone at the department is very proud of Henry and his
accomplishments. He is presently enrolled in tracking school at Tyn-
dall Air Force Base. Although drug interdiction will be his main focus,
Henry will also be a goodwill ambassador focusing on visiting with
youth groups. He will be visible in local parades and instrumental in
anti-drug campaigns. Henry is the first certified drug dog that Mexi-
co Beach has ever had. The State of Florida Law Enforcement Block
Grant made Henry's training possible.
In the Cherokee tradition.
the color red is associated
with the east. and success.
Blue is associated with the
north and trouble.
Known n more lor theirt rrn,
howls ill Western movie cl.;sss. i
coyotes also have become ia per-
manent partl of he Florida laiid-
To ,.understand I how they
affect the state "- -iiironiiieni .ll .i
human population. University, ,)
Florida researcln'rs have ii0'en
monitoring these Wiw Florid' res-
.idents for the past four Vn'eal
"So far, they are ol lit ti'e thliu
to people or livestock, hut v.t .i ill
need to learn more ;ilbotl (itloi-l,
habits to avert ally potential probl-
lems." said Steve Coates, sei'ioi4
biologist with UF.'Us Institutelle
Food and Agricultuilral Scieinces.
Although. wildilli managers
have reported coyotes pi viill
upon endangered species i1 i1 Ii '
sea turtles. nesting birds or lr-
rowing owl-. i lie harmn coyotes.'
could do is limited, said Martin
Main. a UF wildlife ecologi ti at tili
Southwest Florida Research and
Education Center in lininokalee.
"Will they cause some prob-
lems? Yes. Will they threaten the,
environment? No. Will thev kill
wildlife? Yes., they have to survive
somehow. Will they cripple the
cattle industry? No.," Main said.
Counting coyotes is difficult
because the population is relative-
ly,sparse, Main said. But he esti-
mated in areas such as North
Florida where they are more
numerous a 10-square-mile sec-
tion typically would be home to a
family of about a half dozen coy-
"All we know for certain Is,
they appear to be increasing and
now they're showing up in places
they hadn't before," Main said.
To keep tabs on the growing
coyote population, movement and
potential long-term threat; UF
researchers have been working
with other wildlife 'specialists to
trap. and fit them with collars that
contain radio transmitters. They
also,are using track surveysto see
where coyotes are spreading most
"I've tracked them in every
county except-Dade and Monroe."
Seafood From Page 6
6 ounces Flavor Medleys"" Herb
.1 large Reynolds* Hot Bags:1
foil bag '
1 dozen Florida littleneck
clams, in shell (scrubbed clean)
Seafood alternatives: amber-
jack, tilefish, shark, snapper
Cut fish into one inch by one
inch pieces. Combine fish, zuc-
chini, peppers, and basil in mix-
Sing bowl and coat with sauce.
. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
Open foil bag. Spray inside of bag
with nonstick cooking spray.
Place clams and fish mixture
in foil bag in an even layer. Seal
the bazi wlth a double fold on the
open end. Place foil bag on a pan
for support to carry to grill. Grill,
10 to 12 minutes then remove, foil
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oven mitts cut open foil bag wiVth
sharp knife and fold back topoof
bag to allow steam to escape.
Remove clam shells, leaving clam
meat in bag. Let cool for about five
minutes, then serve over mixed
salad greens. Makes four sevr-
When it comes to grilling
seafood here are some tips to help
you put it all together:
Preparation of the Grill
* Covered cooker: extend char-
coal in a single layer two inches
beyond the area of the food on
the grill: coals are ready %when
they lose their flame. have a
red glow and a thin layer of
* Gas or electric grill: Turn tehe.
heat source on about 10 min-.
utes before cooking: gas and
electric grills are not as hot ,as
charcoal, so you can use the
highest heat setting.
Grill surface should be cleared
with a wire brush prior to each
use for the best flavor.
To keep seafood from sticking,
brush or spray an oil coating
on the grilt rack.
Seafood should be grilled
approximately four to six
inches from the heat.
* Keep a spray bottle of water
nearby to extinguish any flare-
Grilling Florida Seafood
Fish with firm, or medium ie\-
tured flesh such as swordfish
and grouper are perfect for
grilling; softer, more delicate-
fleshed hsh (unless wrapped' in
foil) are not recommended due
to breakage under intense heat
and when transferred on ahd
off the grill. Grill fish six to 112
minutes per inch of thickness.
When using fillets start with
the skin side up to keep fish
moist and..provide the best
appearance to the finished
Any shellfish such as shrimp.
oysters, clams, and scallops
can be grilled.
scrub shells of oysters, clamIs,
and mussels and set directly
on grill over hot fire: grill until
shells pop open;
Very large shrimp and scallops
can go directly on grill (smaller
sized product should be
threaded on skewers) and are
done when they turn opaque.
Turn seafood only once during
All seafood will continue cook-
ing for about one minute after
it is removed from the grill, so
plan for this in cooking times.
Pitching is the art of
Main said, 'but they're probably
IBut Coates said it is too soon0
to know the coyotes' tIri' impact
on some of the oilier alive and
"The jury is still out on how
theiy will affect endemic species. '
lie said. "For examnplb, there is
soine concern- on how coyotes
might impact sea turtle eggs."
Farmers and ranchers also
seem ciinci-ritml., Coates said,
though opinions are divided on
whether the animals cause seri-
ous harni to livestock.
"We know that coyotes will kill
some .calves, and that this is a
learned behavior," Main said.
The number of reported calf-
killings in Florida has risen
steadily front 1992 to 1997. Four-
teen cattlemen reported calf loss
to coyotes in 1996 in North Flori-
da, with a similar rise in numbers
through 1997 in South Florida.
according to UF research.
But in other instances, coy-
otes' presence has actually helped
ranchers. Research conducted in
Western states shows that coyotes
tend to form territorial pairs that
protect the livestock from other
coyotes that might drift through.
"If a calf-killing problem does
not exist, it may be wise to let the
resident coyotes, stay, as more
coyotes could otherwise come into
the area and compete for space,"
Although their research will
ultimately help determine the
number of coyotes in Florida.
Coates said it is still too soon for
them to know Just how many of
them roam the state.
S To track the spread and
growth of the coyote population,
Main and Coates are working with
Mel Sunquist, UF professor of
wildlife ecology and conservation;
and Pat Walsh, wildlife biologist at
wildlife management areas and
other public lands across Florida.
"Cooperators work on public
areas in South and Central Flori-
da and help to gathei- data from
track station surveys and scent
stations," Main said.
Researchers conduct yearly
statewide track surveys by clear-
ing an area one meter across to
create a track surface. They then
place a scent bait that attracts
wildlife, including coyotes.
By recording animal tracks,
Main said they can monitor the
numbers of coyotes, fox, bobcats
and raccoons in an area.
"Tracking, helps us under-
stand the increase or decrease in
these 'animals' number and how
one species might be affecting the
existence of another," Main said.
They conduct surveys in Feb-
ruary, when coyotes are more
,active and cunous about different
scents, Main said.
"That's when they're also
looking for mates. Once they den
up and start looking after their
pups, they become less mobile
and are less likely to visit track
stations," he said.
Coyotes are smart and they'
are survivors, very much like peo-
ple, Main said.
'They learn to adapt and take
advantage of situations, which
sometimes gets them in. trouble.
Maybe that's why there is a gen-
eral animosity against them," he
But their research has gotten
a lot of positive feedback so far,
Coates said. "People are happy to
'hear we are keeping an eye out on
coyotes in Florida," he said.
To find out more about coyote
research in Florida, or for tips on
"how to deal with coyotes, visit
Florida Coyote Facts:
*In Florida since the 1960's,
migrated mostly from Georgia and
*Looks like a wolf, but with
more delicate build and features
*Mostly solitary, though it can
form small packs of families
*Feed mainly on rodeitsi
other small mammals and berries
*Do not kill for sport, only for
*Calf killing probably, a
learned behavior that not all' coy-
(See COYOTES on Page 11t).
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Wewa Dixie Youth Association, 1st Place
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Thanks A Lot! We Had A Ball!
The seven and eight year old Port St. Joe Dixie Youth tour-
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LWewa Dixie Youth Association, 1st Place
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Scene from the Wewa Dixie Youth Association Awards Banquet
Dixie Majors Vie
for District Title.
Florida Dixie Youth District IV
Major League (12 years and
under) first place teams repre-
senting Port St. Joe,
Wewahitchka, Franklin County,
Parker, Bayou George, and host'
team Callaway took the diamond
on Saturday,. June 10th, in the
annual tournament of champi-
On the opening day, Franklin
County defeated Parker; Callaway
downed Bayou George; and Port
St. Joe picked up a win over
WMonday night Franklin
County suffered,, a loss at the
hands of Callaway and Parker
eliminated Bayou George from
Port St. Joe drew a bye in the
bracket Monday, then was hand-
ed a loss by Callaway late
Tuesday evening. Callaway was
scheduled to meet Wewahitchka
Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m.
(ET). since the Gulf County cham-
pions eliminated Parker on
In the early losers' bracket
game Wednesday, Port St. Joe
was slated to face Franklin
County. Game time Was to ;ibe
7:00 p.m. (ET). Championship
games will be held Thursday night
at 8:00 (ET) and, if necessary,
Friday night at the same time.
,Gulf County sports fans are
encouraged to make the trip to
Callaway to support these local
teams in their pursuit of the dis-
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From Page 10
*Calves with half a tail may be
*sign ol coyote attacks
eProblem coyotes may legally
be controlled with firearms or,
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Dads & Grads '
This month, we would like to recognize a group
V of people who have achieved some very important and
meaningful milestones. First of all, there are the
Fathers, those remarkable guys who give their all for
their families and can always be relied on to be there
when we need them. Good old Dad is more than just
And isn't it just like Dad to share the limelight
Aj with our other June celebrities, the graduates. So, A
whether it be grade.school, high school, college or
graduate school, we salute you all and wish you hap-
piness and success as you look to climb the next moun-
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Sharks' Take 7th Rozelle Sportsmanship Award
Attest to The Pride of Community, Coaches, and Athletes
The Port St. Joe High School
Sharks have won yet another'Fred
Rozelle Sportsmanship Award.
This year, Port St. Joe High
School's team sports have
received the Fred Rozelle award
for Section 1, Class 2A.
Last year, the Sharks %were
overall co-winners with Maclay
High School in their division, and
took first place overall for five corn-
secutive years before that year.
The award is presented to the
school in each classification
whose total athletic program best
exemplifies the qualities of sports-
manship by its coaches, athletes.
and spectators. Nominations are
made through letters to the Flori-
da High School Activities Associa-
tion from member schools, offi-
cials, associations. and the news
media commending a team for
The winners In each classill-
cation will be honored at the 2000
FHSAA Hall of Fame Induction
Ceremony and Awards Banquet to
Shark Athletes Win Academic Honors
The following students a~re the
athletic academic award winners
during the third: and fourth grad-
ing periods for the 1999-2000
GOLD AWARD 4.0 G.P.A.
Megan Johnson, girls' basket-
ball and softball; Bonnie Belin,
girls' basketball and softball;
Melanie Jones, girls' softball; Ali-
cia Sanders, cheerleader; Jennifer
Craig, cheerleader; Jennifer Pat-
terson, cheerleader; Katie
Geoghagan, cheerleader; Jarred
Wester, baseball; Nick Comforter,
baseball; Lacey Johnson, girls'
track; Melain Howse, girls' track;
Margaret Gibson, girls' basket-
ball; Clay Smallwood, boys bas-
ketball; John Patrick Floyd. base-"
PURPLE AWARD 3.0 3.9 G.P.A.
Seneca Chambers, boys bas-
ketball and track; Santiel Cham-
bers, boys, basketball and track;
Tremaine Lewis, boys basketball
and track; Aaron Watson, boys
basketball and track; James
Daniels, boys basketball and
baseball; Julie Lanford, softball;
Candice Kennedy. softball;
Neikole Royster, girls' basketball
and softball: Angela. McDowell,
girls' basketball and softball;
Kristin Abrams, softball and
cheerleader: Alisha Barber, soft-
ball and cheerleader: Jessica
Sherrill, girls' basketball and soft-
ball; Shana Wester, girls' basket-
ball and softball; Daphne Crosby.
girls' basketball and softball;
Kayla Jefferson, girls' basketball
Sand softball; Sheri Welborn, girls'
basketball and softball; Courtney
Lenox, girls' basketball; Jennifer
Elrod. girls' basketball; Anna
Hodges, girls' basketball; Julia
Comforter, girls' basketball;
Cheyene Todd, girls' basketball;
Rachel Geoghagan, cheerleader
and girls' track; Susan Ellmer.
cheerleader and girls' track; VIcki
Reed, girls' track; Corey Butler,
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boys' track: Rod' Givens, boys'
track: Michael Hill, boys' track:
David Matthews, boys' track; Ken
Peak, boys' track; Alex Richards,
boys' track; Aaron Richards. boys'
track; Josh Todd. boys' track:
Jerome Williams, boys' track;,
Tyler Weimorts, boys' track; Brett'
Jeffcoat, baseball; .Brad Knox,
baseball; Steve Lowrey, baseball:
Matt Caswell, baseball: Jacob
Tankersley, baseball; Bryce
Thomas, baseball; Matthew Dai-,
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baseball; Ben .Ashcraft, baseball:
Chad Haddock, baseball; Josh
Smith, baseball; Aaron Hamm,
baseball; Chris Knox, baseball;
Adam Nixon, baseball; Bobby
Phillips, baseball; Bryan Thomas.
baseball; Lisa Rowan, cheer-
leader; Jessie Pate, cheerleader;
Natalie Burge, cheerleader; Carla
Money, cheerleader; Kimberly
Pickett, cheerleader: Ryan
Stephens, baseball: and Ashley
Stephens, baseball. ,
All award winners will receive
gold and. purple shirts at the
beginning of the 2000-200'1
school year. Seniors may go by the
school and pick up their shirt
from Coach Gannon.
"Port St. Joe High School
would like to congratulate all' of
our student-athletes for a job well
done," said athletic director
Chuck Gannon. "We want to also
thank Greg Johnson and Citizens
Federal for their continued sup-
port of athletic-academic excel-
lence at Port St. Joe High School."
Little League Football
Training Camp in PSJ
There will be a Little League
Football Training Camp each
Monday from 9:00 until 11:00
a.m., for children nine through 12
years of age. The camp will take
place at the stadium beside the
Port St. Joe Middle School.
Dixie Youth Ads
Wewahitchka is proud to be
the host of the 2000 Dixie Youth
Baseball League's State TournaL
ment. Currently,' information: is
being gathered to formulateihe
programs for this event. Players,
coaches and fans will be eager to
purchase these commemorative
programs and advertising space is
being sold. Anyone interested in
buying an- ad in. the program
needs to contact Don Rich at 639-
be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday,
June 15, at the Wyndham West-
shore Hotel in'Tampa.
"It's not about winning, its
"AAA" First Place
The Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
Association 2000 season Minor
League ("AAA") champions,
Preble-Rish, fought back through
,the losers' bracket to claim the
top trophies last week in the
District IV "AAA" First Place
Teams Championship Tourna-
ment hosted by Bayou George.
The team suffered its only
loss to Port St. Joe's Legal Lasers
in their second game of the tour-
ney, then came back to win 'the
next three games to become tour-
WEWA PREBLE-RISH 9
Preble-Rish opened the tour-
ney Saturday, June 3rd, with a 9-
4 victory over Callaway, led on the.
mound by Stetson Rich who.
struck out 16 and at the plate by
Gage Davidson who had three RBI
off a single and triple. In the reg-
ulation game. Rich gave up two
walks and five walks.
Rich went on to pitch 13
Innings, striking out 29 batters.
throughout the week-long tourna-
ment. He also led the team in hit-
Utng with 12 in five games. He
picked up his first win against
WEWA PREBLE-RISH 2
PSJ LEGAL LASERS 11
Wewa's Preble-Rish team suf-,
fered its only loss (1 1-2) Monday
night to Port St. Joe after holding
their opponent scoreless for the
first three Innings of the game.
Sharing duties on the mound
were starter Mary Taunton, who
.pitched three and- one-third
innings. She struck out five,
walked five, and gave up.six runs
on four hits.
Chase Harvey hurled one and
two-thirds innings of relief strik-
ing out five, walking two, and
allowing two runs on three hits.
Paul Myers and Grant Rish closed
the game giving up three bases on
balls each and the three final
runs. .. I
Davidson, Chaz Whitten, and
Myers led Wewa at the plate with
Leslie Drafted By Texas
Myron. Leslie, a senior short-
stop this past season for Brandon
High School In Valrico. Florida,
was taken In the 14th round of
the 2000 Major League Baseball
Amateur Draft by the Texas
Rangers. Myron is the .son
Michael and Pam Leslie, both
graduates of :Port St. Joe High
"He .is a first class player on
the field and off the field," said
Ray Jackson, an area scout for
the Rangers. "There.are not many
guys with his character and drive
to work hard to get better."
"He is an infielder that can
hit. We project him to play third or
short for us, and with his size, be
able to hit for power down the
road," stated Jackson.
Leslie, 6' 3" and 195 pounds,
led. Hillsborough County in RBI
this season with 29 runs batted
in. He had a .393 batting average
with three homeruns and nine
Myron, who has signed a
national letter of intent with the
University of South Florida in
Tampa, helped lead Brandon High
to a 24-3 record and a District 9-
5A Championship. Brandon lost
to East Lake High School 6-4 in
10 Innings in the Class 5A
According to the Leslie's and
Jackson, financial negotiations
are still under way with the
how well our coaches, our fans, lot for our community. It spys. a,
and our players conduct them- lot for our athletes. It says a le for;
selves," PSJHS Athletic Director our coaches. It says a lot about,
Chuck Gannon states. "It says a Shark pride," he concluded.
From left are Shawna Bond, Melissa Brake, Coach Keith
Chiles, Josh Todd, and Stephen Gaddis. '.
Local Athletes Take Top Honors At Meet
Local athletes competed in a district AAU (Amateur Athletic
Union) tournament in Tallahassee and took home top honors.
Qualifying for regional pole vault competition last week -rere
Shawna Bond, taking second place, and Melissa Brake, capturing
first place, in the youth division. Stephen Gaddis took first
place in the intermediate division, with Josh Todd taking first
in the young men division. These outstanding young people will
travel next month to the regional meet where they hope to
repeat their performances by bringing home the top honors.
two singles each, followed by Rich
WEWA PREBLE-RISH 11
FRANKLIN COUNTY 3
After getting a bye in the
losers' bracket Tuesday night.
Preble-Rish players and coaches
re-grouped and dug their heels in
to pull out a commanding I1-3
win over Franklin County
Rich hurled the complete
game for the Gulf County team,
,striking out 10, walking three.
and giving up only four runs on
three hits in the third inning.
Taunton led at the plate with
two doubles and two RBI: followed
by Davidson with two singles and
three RBI; Rish with two singles
and two RBI: Rich, a double: and
Josh Lollie. a single.
WEWA PREBLE-RISH 12
PSJ LEGAL LASERS 11I
The eight runs Preble-Rish
racked up in the second Inning
became a big factor in the ,extra-
inning second meeting of Gulf
County's first place Minor League
champions. They pulled out a 12-
11 victory in the bottom of the
seventh inning to advance in the
Chase Harvey took the
mound for Preble-Rish for the ini-
tial four and two-third innings;
and Taunton closed the game:
Hitting for the Wewa tearh
were Rich with a triple. double.
and two singles; followed by Lollie
with a single and a homen-rati:
Taunton with two singles: 'aend
Myers with two hits.
For Port St. Joe's L egal.
Lasers. Brandon Strickland drove'
a home run and two RBI: dfiase,
Butler added a double, si'Iglee
and three RBI. ,'.
WEWA PREBLE-RISH 20
Preble-Rish came away with
the first place trophies after
defeating. for the second time.
their Callaway opponent by, a
score of 20-11.
Rich started on the mound.'
and pitched his last two allowed!
innings, striking out three and
allowing one hit. Davidson- -was-
next on the mound and he gave
up seven runs and one hit. Rish
closed the run-rule shortened
game (inning limit of eight' r ns)
allowing three runs and one lit.-
At the plate. Rich was @gt-
standing with one triple, two dou-
bles, and a pair of singles,
Davidson. Whitten, and Rish each
added two singles in' the winning
effort. r '
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000 At. 1
A Glimpse of The Sunken Lighthouse!
By Herman Jones
We watched with subdued
excitement as our depth recorder
printed the' sil'dtie'tte of a large
pyramid-shaped object rising
from a depth 6f twenty feet to
within .a few feet of the surface.
Being a half mile from Cape San
Bias, I found it 'hard to believe
that just over a hundred.jYears ago
a proud lighthouse, stood here
surrounded by pinefiefrests .nd a
family- or two -,of' lglihtkeepers.
Without a doubt, this cape has
suffered from more erosion than.
any other shore in, America.
We had been, here several
times before, but.'each trip was
doomed because, the chocolate-
colored Gulf had .prevented us,
from diving. Today, with tides and,
currents in our favor, the water
was an eerie translucent green;
clean enough to' dive but not,
enough to make it enjoyable. We
gazed apprehensively over. the
side at the large dark shadow just
(' below the surface.
The. steel skeleton tower that
warns mariners today of the
treacherous shoals is the fourth
tower to be erected on the Cape. It
was preceded by three impressive
brick towers that now lie far off-
.The first lighthouse was built
in 1847 and stood four years. A
new light was begun and was
completed in 1856; just in time
for the "Great Storm of'56" to top-
.Not giving up easily, the
Lighthouse Board built their last
brick tower;in 1859, just in time
for it to be taken over by the Con-
federates. They promptly burned
everything they could, including
the.keeper's home. Miraculously,
the, expensive prisms and lenses
that magnified the light were not
destroyed though damaged by
The light was re-lit on July
23,. 1865 and the keeper did not
have a house until 1870. Also, by
1870;.the relentless Gulf began
washing the tower's base. But it
stood: for 12 more years until July
1882,. when it collapsed. Two
months later a hurricane finished
off the keeper's house.
SGiving up on brick lighthous-,
es; the Board now ordered a mov-
able iron skeleton tower which-
was completed in June 1885. 1It
was placed nine Hundred feet
from the surf. Strangely, the
tower's arrival was delayed due to
the 'ship sinking that carried it.
Luckily, it sank in shallow water
off' Sanibel Island. and the light-
house was salvaged along with
the Sanibel lighthouse which was
a116 1to be transported by the
same.ship. The 1885 Cape light-
;,lse is a twin of the Sanibel
hgl th6use, and the keepers'
iodtes at Sanibel are still intact--
though modernized-after 115
years. The 1885 keepers' houses
washed away in the Hurricane of
October 8th and 9th, 1894; the
same storm that drowned 16 fish-
ermen from East Bay at Sand
Island (now western Little St.
By 1894 the tower was again
in the breakers. Giving up on the
Cape, the Board chose Black's
Island in' the bay as the fifth site.
After finishing the tower founda-
tion and the keeper's house,
money ran: out in April 1896.
SRetuirning to the Cape, the
light was re-lit on its original site.
.Aftei several years of indecision,
the two keepers' houses that are
6i' thfe Cape today were finished
artiund 1905. As the years
passpeds the -constant currents
slowly carried the sand to the
northwest, stealing from the Cape
and giving to St. Joseph's Penin-
sula. So, by 1918 it was time to
move again; this time 1,857 feet
from shore. As a result, the light-
house has been able to remain in
one place for over 80 years.
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Swimming cautiously over several
giant stingrays, we came to the
steps that once led from. the keep-
er':s connected house into the
tower. Lying among the stingrays
and broken walls were the iron
spiral steps that once led tip the
sixty-five foot tower. In the pale-
green light that filtered from
above, we, peered under falienr
walls for other clues of its history,
Instead, ghostly dark shapes,
scared by a new intruder, left
clouds of silt as they scurmed
away to seek safety .in other
recesses of the old tower. In one
"cave" we came face to face with a
large jewfish,' who 'promptly
boomed his gills at us.
We backed away leaving the
giant satisfied that he had defend-
ed his territory. With the visibility
rapidly diminishing, we left this
gloomy realm; leaving it to count-.
less cigar minnows, small fish,
and the jewfish that row reside
Relaxing later in the boat, I
"' ,". \ ,! '.. : .
sEe's *, '\.."
-h. ;, .. i c ,.a i23 / 2. 7
The changing coastline of the Cape is depicted in this chart.
With no enthusiasm show-
ing-sharks love the murky
waters of the Cape-my wife Pam
and I donned our scuba gear and
swam slowly downward to investi-
gate. What awaited us was not a
storm battered pile of scattered
bricks, but large sections of still
Intact lighthouse. The base, even
though it had settled twenty feet.
still stood solid and upright.
had an Interesting thought; will
my great-grandchildren dive
among the tuins of twentieth ceh-
tury condos and, beachhouses,
built by people who little under-
stand the unrelenting currents
and unceasing power of the hurri-
canes which plague the Gulf
This is the 1885 skeleton tower and its identical keepers' houses. These beautiful houses washed
away in 1894. You can still see their twins at Sanibel today. Note the stairway leading directly from
the _dwellings to the tower.
This photo, taken around 1881, show the third Cape san Bla
Lighthouse. Its light was saved but is not the one in use today.
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"Star Wars" VBS
Children age two through 12
are invited to join the Highland
View Church of God as they learn
more about "spiritual Warfare.".
"Star Wars" will be held at the
church June 26th through June
30 from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.
The week-long event will be
packed with singing, skits, crafts,
games, and snacks. The closing
ceremony will be Friday, June 30,
at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be
served after the presentation.
Abe Springs Baptist Church,
located on Highway 275 S, will be
hosting a gospel sing on Saturday,
June 17th, at 7:00 p.m., CT. The
featured .singers will: be Home-
Pastor Allen Pitts and congre-
gation invite everyone to go and be
blessed by this spiritual group.
We want to express our sin-
cere thanks to all of our friends,
New Bethel A.M. E. church, Mrs.
Dianna Harrison, Gulf County
A.R.C., concerned chiistians, City
Wide Missions, Gloria Fennell and
everyone that said a prayer for us.
Thank you, the family of
Henry Davis of Palatka, the father
of Mary F. Bryant, from all of us.
Robert, Scott, and Derrick
The church is located at 482
Pompano Street in Highland View.
For more information you may
Mark Jones In Concert
The members of Long Avenue
Baptist Church cordially invite
the public to a concert of christian
music presented by Mark Jones.-
The concert will begin at 5:00
p.m. on Sunday, June 18th.
A reception honoring Brother
Mark and his family will follow the
concert in the Family Life Center.
After serving six years as min-
ister of music and youth at Long
Avenue Baptist Church and direc-
tor of Upward Basketball, Brother
Mark and his family will soon be
leaving Port St. Joe. He will serve
as minister of music at First
Baptist Church of Carthage,
A nursery will be provided
during the concert.
New Bethel Baptist
New Bethel Baptist youth and
young adults, along with the
Starlight Band will honor all
fathers on Father's, Day, June 17,
with deacon Carbert Williams
from Wewahitchka as the guest
speaker. Everyone is invited to
We welcome you to visit our website at:
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
and join us
in worship. ..
10:30 Sunday Morning,
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center gradua
323 Reid Avenue Port SI
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... Hwy.98 .
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L"M 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
10 taste and see that the Lord is good:.blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join ua 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 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School .................. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .. .... . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ....... ..... .6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .................... 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
first United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditonal.................................. 9:00 a.m ., CT
Contemporary .......................... 11:00 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor .... ...... .. Church/Office: 648-8820
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:C00a.m. (ET)
+'.+ ,X Sunday School 9:45,:
ST. JOHN'S *WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m, (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Discover God's Love!
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. JOHN AoDINS, PASTOR
MARK JONES, MINISTER OF MUSIC & YOUTH
A small boy knelt at .his
mother's knee and offeredchis(
evening prayer. When he had'
finished, he continued to speak
softly while on his knees.
"What did you ask for?"
wondered his mother. ,
."Nothing," he answered. "I.
just told the Lord that I loved'
God loves you: He loves yc,
just as you are. There's no one.
whom He loves more than He,
His love is the greatest thin
He can give you. For He is love,
And love is the greatest thing,,
you can give to God. For it will
give yourself, and all that you,
are and have.
Like the boy, tell the Lord you
love Him, won't you?
Dr. James Frank Thornburg,
82, of Port St. Joe, formerly of
Anderson, Indiana, died Tuesday,
June 6, in Bay Medical Center in
Panama City. He was born in
Anderson and moved to Port St.
Joe in 1986. He retired from pri-
vate practice as an optometrist in
1985. He was also a veteran of
WWII serving in the Army-Air
Dr. Thornburg is survived by
one son, David Thornburg of Syd-
ney, Australia; one daughter,
Nadine Kagin of New York City,
New York; one sister, Betty Briggs
of Carlsbadt, California; one
grandchild, Trevor Kagin of New
York City, New York. His parents,
Herb and. Georgia Thornburg and
his wife, Gwendolyn Thornburg,
preceded him in death.
Memorialization will be by
Carl Donald Parker
* Carl Donald Parker went to be
with our Lord, Wednesday, June
7. at his home on St. Joe Beach.
He was born in Smithville, Geor-
gia to the late Jordan and Jessie
He is survived by his wife,
Sara Bonnie Parker of St. Joe
Beach; two step-sons, James R.
Powell of Elberton, Georgia and
Samuel E. Powell of St. Joe
Beach; four daughters, Tina Mor-
rell of Albany, Georgia, Gina
Etheridge of Leslie, Georgia, Tam-
mie Wellington of San Marcos,
California, and Lisa Worrell of
Albany, Georgia; two foster grand-
children, Jimmy Gibson of Lieters
Ford, Indiana and Courtney Craft
of White City; seven grandchil-
dren, Jason and Amanda Gizzard
of Albany, Georgia, Ben Davis of
Leslie, Georgia, Magen Powell of
Donaldsonville, Georgia, David
and Timmie Morrell of Albany,
Georgia, Donnie Worrell of
Albany, Georgia; two step-grand-
daughters, Tab Carson and Tr icie
Williams; two step-grandsdhs,
Jason and Allen Chastain; ,two
Tony McGill & White Eagle To Come To Wewa,
Tony McGill and White Eagle
will appear at New Harvest
Fellowship of Wewahitchka on
Sunday, June 18, at 6:00 p.m.
Tony has a unique anointed
The 24th annual Glisson
Family Reunion will be held on
Saturday, June 17, at Sunland
Environmental Park in Marianna.
All Glisson descendants and
friends are invited to attend.
Please take a covered dish.
For further information, you may
contact Jeannette Woodham at
(850) 592-2685 or Winton Glisson
at (813) 533-4409.
music ministry and wants to do
everything within his power for
the glory of God.
In his early career, McGill
Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church will be celebrat-
ing Pastor Charles Gathers' sec-
ond anniversary on Sunday, June
25, at 11:30 a.m. Reverend
Jerome Williams of Panama City
will be the guest speaker at 6:00
p.m. Reverend Jesse Hawkins and
the congregation of Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church will be
in charge of the service.
;The week of June 19th
through June 24th there will be
nightly services on behalf of the
anniversary hosted by the Junior
Women Department of Victory
Temple. Everyone is cordially
invited to attend these services.
fronted for such artists as Ronnie
Milsap, John Anderson, Jerry Lee
Lewis, and others.: In 1989, Tony.
turned his life totally over to God.
He started singing in church anid
God opened the door for Hits first
recording in over 10 years, with
his new release titled, "Does He
Still Feel the Nails?"
The community is invited to
attend this very special evening.
New Harvest Fellowship is located
at 1336 Highway 22 in W'ewia-,
hitchka (approximately one .mile
west of Highway 71).
Vacation Bible School
First Baptist Church in Whites
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. Al) chil-
dren, ages three through youth,
are Invited to attend.
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step-great grandsons, Kenneth
and Shawn Williams; two sisters,
Lena Parker and Liz Guest, both
of Atlanta, Georgia; several nieces
A brother, Charles Bernard
Parker of Lilburn, Georgia and a
sister, Betty Womack of Albany,
Georgia, preceded him in death!
Funeral services were con-
ducted on Saturday, June 10, at
11 a.m. (ET) in the Beach Baptist
Chapel with Bro. David Nichols
officiating. Services and burial
were held in Oakridge Cemetery in
Tifton, Georgia. Pallbearers were
Mr. Parler's grandsons, Jason
Grizzard, Ben Davis, David Mor-
rell, Jimmy Gibson. Timmie Mor-
rell and son-in-law, Wayne
Jimmy 0. Gathers
Jimmy Orlando Gathers, 42,
of Port St. Joe, died Wednesday,
June 7 in Bay Medical Center. He
was a lifelong resident of Port St.
Joe and worked for the City of
aPort St. Joe..He was also Baptist
by faith. .
Jimmy is survived by his
father, Stephen Gathers; wife,
Dianne G. Gathers; four. sons,
Jimmy Gathers. Jimmy Gathers.
Jr., Christopher Gathers, and Joe
Gathers; one daughter, Rosetta
Gathers; two brothers, Robert
McCleary and Stephen Gathers,
III; eight sisters, Yvonne Landrine,
Carolyn Simms, Doris Morning,
Gweri Dawson, Wanda Gathers,
Sandra Addison, Tracy Russ, and
Patricia Lang; and two grandchil-
He is preceded in death by a
brother, James Earl Gathers.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted on Saturday, June 17, at
2:00 p.m., ET, in the New Bethel
AME Church on Avenue C in Port
St. Joe. Interment will follow in
Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation
will be-held from 12:00 noon until
2:00 p.m. before the service on
Funeral services are under
the direction of Gilmore-Souther-
land .Funeral Home in Port St.
"A Port of Victory"
First Clouch of the Nazarene
2420 Long Aenue Pot St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School ........ ......... 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ..... ....... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ........... ....6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m.
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First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES.
.St q Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
d.i Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
SIWednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central'
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach'* Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
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I Games are Scheduled for: 9 a.m. to Noon (ET),
I from Monday, June 19th, to Friday, June 23rd! I
Departure Site: First United Methodist Chlurch,
^ by. of Port St. Joel
Registration Information: Stop ,
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The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road -
(850) 639-5401 .
Sunday Bible Study ......... ....... 9:00 a.m. CT-,:
Sunday Worship ........... ........ 10:00 a.m. CT-.'-
Wednesday Bible Study . .......... 7:00 p.m. CT \
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN l. ,
1 S CHURCH s ee'
"1" 1 Sixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 n
Sunday Worship . 10 a.m. i
Adult School .. 11 a.m.
*Sunday School _
*Young Children '
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. BI.d .I
_ first Baptist Church,>
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Minister of Music & Youih
I Sunday School ........ . .... 9:45 am,
Worship Service ...... .......... 11:00 am
Disciple Training .. ... . . 6:00pm .
Evening Worship ......... ........ 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... ... 7:00 m
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FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street. Port St. Joe 229-6707
S Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School . . 10:00 a.rri.
Morning Service . 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .. ... . 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 pmi.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ;
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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School . . . 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship . .. .. ...6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ....... 7:30 p.m.
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:3p0p.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Sealey
PASTOR Choir Director Youth &" Children's Dirictor
Grace Baptist Chur
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'species like hummingbirds, ori- even during a hurricane. there are
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tain a sugary feeding, solution protect yourself and your family.
(four parts water to one part gran- The following information is
ulated sugar),. which if not designed to give you some impor-
clean'ed periodically can become a tant things to remember during
bacterial death trap for visiting hurricane season.
birds ... .... .
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drought conditions. a clean water *Be alert to hurricane and
sourcee is recommindt"W e ''.-. tropical storm advisorines.7
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!iand refilled every three to four secure loose objects in 'our yard.
days and thoroughly cleaned with *Keep on hand non-perish-
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bleach solution, even'ry two weeks. out cooking.
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birds. Wallace said it's a good idea tore dincang waters ca e
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smallkhawks and even house cats. r Keep a o battery operated
While 'not v wants radio on hand and maintain a
r Wlle not everyone wants o supply of extra batteries. ,
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visits their feeder. Wallace said *Fill your bathtub with extra
most backyard birders w('ould ben- water for fluhing the toilet.
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guide to the birds of our area. The sure you have jumper cables'.
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1402 Hwy. 98e Mexico Beach, Flori a
850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959
BARBARA.G. HARMON, Broker/Owner.
ASSOCIATES: Barbara Mannon, 647-5004 John Chivetta, 227-3756 Charlotte Sanford, 647-3609 MLS
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75' Gulf Front lot! $375,000.
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NEW. LISTINGS:. -
Corner of Hwy. 98 & Burch St. -75'xlI 2.1,corrier lot
with Gulf Viewl Easy beach access close'' Beacon
Hill Park. $125,000.00. -
Mexico Beach 309 Robin Lane 1 1-7'xl1T2.a4A res-
idential building lot in sub. zoned for homes only. Lot
has been cleared, includes water and sewer tap.
311 Robin Lane 110'x125.31' residential building
lot in subdivision zoned'for homes only. $'3.000.00.
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8027 H..y; 98 GULF FRONT E,.:...ii.-e single tamfy
4+ Br, 3 Ba home with bonus room on ground floor, that
can be used as sitting room, or extra bedroom. Custom
Built in 1995, this home has app'rox. 2400SF.' Ceramic
tile flooring in main living level w/dec'rator periodic
tiles in kitchen w/custom wood cabinets. Panoramic Gulf
view from covered decks on both levels!! Separate CH/A
s,:iem' fcr al '3'levels of house Completely furnished!.
.er., r.icel/ de'orared.j On 60.12' Gulf front lot! Owner
opedh'to offers! M us see this one'! $550' 000 tALS#4951
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 io back pritale
patio area. Extra large backIyard with addaional parking
and storage area. Appliances include refigeratlo, range
dishwasher, washer and dryer. $150,000.00.
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.arid covered deck with Gulf-view. Extra iarge-bdck'yard
with additional parking" nd storage area. Appliances."'*
include refrigerator. range.'dishwasher. wasf.er and dryer
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and cooled living area. large living room w/voulted system. Nice neighborhood or. paoed street
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Port St. .oe bLdge No. I 1 1
Re.G Stated CommLunicationri
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000
Iuublh N.otieN i
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
phd/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. Florlda, 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
Contracting Services. The contract award will
be based on the responsiveness to the scope
and specifications of each proposed project
Sand the qualifications of responsible contract '
Stotrs. 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.
BSds will be received until Friday..June 23. 2000 at
5:00 p.m.. E.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 8 and 15. 2000.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board is
announcing the availability of funds for the develop-
ment of an electronic kiosk system to introduce .
Workforce Center Services to the public. Interested'
vendors should contact the Board at 769-1551
XO03 Tre ,I-.hlirr. ,.f o ubirraung a proposal is
June 27 Jo 00'
t he requLi-emenl are 3 f;o0lo laS o
iThe vendor provides ur'lI-ke yeti on'
cipL.de',gn dae,.rloprlent. fi.brauon restirg
delehery ielup d abdloiz nu'a.leetronic
ber-of iree -i anitnmr uirn that. vlaoneth aen
allows user ro elorielob seekerS and enqluoy'
Ir ervir, iofIferea b t L, e 'W.,rkl.jr.:e Center. a
well as training programs by other agencies.
The system must be a web-enabled application
to facilitate maintenance on the system, includ-
ing updating available information.
SAs all interaction is viasa touch screen, no key-
board is required. An optional item is the use of
printers to print outbasic information for users.
The software should be written and presented
.on an Sm i:l- r fading kl
The choice of software (database) is left to the.
ceror r jl .r but r w'rl[- 6,io appr,,.l. .I: ;
The successful vendor will produce a beta ver-
S.:r, for ic z ur, anid debugging. "
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stalielT, .il ,>I :.l -'* ",Iiri d3I E lald dcr._cnpuoin of
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itc.June 15, 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
DONALD E. McBRIDE, SR.,
vs. CASE No.: 00-021
NOTICE OF LIS PENDENS
TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT AND ALL OTHERS
WHO IT MAY CONCERN.
,You 'ARE NOTIFIED of the "commencement of this
action by plaintiff against you seeking to partition
the following property in Gulf County. Florida:
Lot Number Nine (9) in Block Number Three
(3). according to the Plat of Douglas Landing
Unit One, as shown by the plat thereof
recorded in the official records of Gulf
County. Florida, in Plat Book 2. at page 25.
LAW OFFICES OF L. BYRON REID, CHARTERED
/s/ L. BYRON REID
Florida Bar'No. 931586
109 Harrison Avenue
Panama City. Florida 32401
Telephone: (904)913-8800 ..
Attorney for Plaintiff
2tc. June 15 and 22, 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
ROBERT DAVID and wife.
LORETTA G. DAVID.
vs. CASE NO:-99-292-CA
JAMES A'REDD. JR. and wife,
NINA N. REDD,
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY gi-cn U-ita pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 8. 2000,
and an Order Resetting Sale Date dated June 13,
2000. and entered in Civil Case No. 99-292-CA of
Sthe Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Gulf County. Florida, wherein ROBERT
DAVID and LORETTA G. DAVID are the Plaintiffs
and JAMES A. REDD and NINA'N. REDD are the
Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the front door of the Gulf County
Courthouse at 1000 Cecil G. Costn. Sr. Blvd.. Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456 at 11:00 a.n.. EST. on 28th
day of June, 2000, the following described property
as set forth in said Order of Summary Final
Lot 15. Block 12, Whitfield Acres. Second
Addition located in Southeast Quarter (SE
1/4) of'Southwest Quarter [SW 1/4) of
Section 5. Township 7 South.. Range 8 West.
Cull ,,.urr, Florida, LESS AND EXCEPT:
C.:.Tareri ig at the SW Corner of Lot 15,
Block 12 Whitfleld Acres at Howard's Creek.
Second Addition, according to the plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 1. at page 59,
public records. Gulf County. Florida: thence
East 4.8 feet: thence North 62 feet; thence
West 5 feet; thence South along the West
boundary line of said Lot 15 a distance of 62
feet to the point of beginning..
If you are a person with a disability who needs
,any accommodation In order to participate in this
proceeding.,you are entitled, at no cost. to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact the
court at (850) 229-6113,within two working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
Impaired, call the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
DATED at Port St. Joe, Florida on this 13th
day of June. 2000.
BENNY C. LISTER. Clerk of
By: /s/M. Vaughan
cc: Charles A. Costin. Esq.
James A. Redd
2tc. June 15 and 22, 2000.
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given of intention to apply to the
2001 Session of the Florida Legislature for passage
of an act for the relief of Elizabeth Linton, Personal
Representative of the Estate of Harold Armstrong.
providing an appropriation to compensate the per-
sonal representative for the wrongful death of
Harold Armstrong due -to an accident which
occurred on November 11, 1994 at the Five-Points
Landfill in Gulf County Florida.
Vince Bruner, Esquire
110 Eglin Parkway, SE
Fort Walton Beach. FL 32548
FL. Bar No.: 407178
Itc, June 15, 2000.
IN- THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
MICHAEL T. PARKERSON,
Respondent. CASE NO. 00-241-CA
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MICHAEL T. PARKERSON
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an' action
for Petition for Custody has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses. If any, to this action on DAVID C. GASKIN
ESQ. Petitioner's attorney whose address Is Post
Office Box 185, Wewahltchka, Florida 32465 on or
before the 14th day of July. 2000, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either before service
on petitioner's attorney or Immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded In the petition.
WITNESS my hand ard the seal of this court
on re 6 djay of June. 2000.
SBenny C. Lister
, Clerkof Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
4tc. June 15, 22. 29: and July 6. 2000.
Badlands are regions that have been worn 'into;'
steep hills and deep gullies by the action of wind, rairf
and floods. Badlands are common in semidesertC'
regions of the western U.S.
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478
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http://www.faritasyproperties.com e-mail: email@example.com
John M. 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 .-
Mark Schultz 227-2594
347 I. 96 m. J oe .bno. guitrr o. .. n .. .... V .
S nd large 2 Br 2.5 Ba hali-duplex Ultinmate privac)
floor P.l'ff with exrra large Br., closets, and baltl-,
Large oul-ide utU. rm paid dnse-..ay Screen porch,
co'..ered deck, covered balcony Lindernearh unil 2 car
parking CH A. furnished. First floor has living/din-
ing area i. French doors opening to. large covered
. deck, half-bath, kitchen, screened entry porch, laundry
roomi."Second floor has& big master Br w/sliding glass .
doors to covered private balcony for your pleasure to
see gorgeous sunsets and moonlit nights! Master Ba
has separate dressing/vanity and large walk-in closet.
Br #2 has walk-in closet. Private entrance to large full
Ba with view of Gulf! Excellent rental history. $299,000
131B,. Miramar Dr., Mexico Beach.. Location! 3
bdflI d jV= Cjlnd
alswd su Iats
coming into the canal. Very good investment for
home, second home or for rental property. Hurry!
Call for an appt. Ask for Joan. MLS#5361.
107 N. 38th St., Mexico Beach. Fisherman's
dream. Wall out of sour back door to \our boat!
3 bd., 2_ba., lovel\ brick home :,n the canal. Dock
Switch gyei- and .0OCIO lb lifl. FullN turni-h. d ne, -
'ly decorated, screen porcdi, Florida ruom, nicely
landscaped. just to mention a fiw amenities. Call'
Joan to see this home. $31,0,000.00 MLILS5549.
206 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. Beautiful one of a kind
.beach view home designed by Paul Brent. This reno-
vated home has three decks overlooking gulf, screened
in back porch, lots of decking in back, trees, irrigation
system.'Kitchen is gas and electric with tiled floors and
pickled oak cabinets. Downstairs features two bed-
rooms and two baths, laundry room, kitchen and liv-
ing room. Many built-ins. Second floor features large
master bedroom, large master bath and walk-in' closet.
Bonus from for office or bedroom and small sitting
area. Two car garage with access from Oleander St.
Must see to appreciate. $610,000.'
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 possibilities.
Needs some work. 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
O 'g yh
home on 3.69 acres, with 500' on Borders
Road. Good barn and fenced. $59,900.
Owner relocating. 203 Narvaez Seashore5. ,Great
location for family or retirement close to beach.
es and marinas. Enjo\ tFsji approl 1"50 sq. ft.
home wilh great room accentEd b\ cathedral ceil-
ing, fireplace, split bedroom plan MlB 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 dow n pout.. Well insu-
lated, low utility co-ts, gas iwater heater & fur-
nace, elec. A/C. $142 5100 Call for appointment.
ONE OF A KIlD DUPLEX! Ill E & F 1st St., Mexico
-Beach. 2 bedroom, I bath up.'tair 2 bedroom, 1 bath
downstairs: Steel roof, ceramic tile floors. Great loca-
tion! Upper floor has 2 deck- ,. ith great view of gulf.
Lower unit has.deck, al.so 'I th a great view. Duplex
is on corner lot. Call for appointment soon. $249,000.
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 downit.lon Port St. Joe on Reid
Ave. just a half block from Cecil G. Costin Blvd.
Ideal for retail or office :structure. Call Gregg.
Beacon Hill Vacant-,property. Back end of
Helmet St. 4 acres, partially cleared. Great for
development or single family home with lots of
privacy. $165,900. ,.,
Mexico Beach Marina 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, gunite 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 b room, 1.5 bath beach
retreat:.':Very short Ilalk to beach, close to
restaurants. New ceramic tile downstairs &
new carpet upstairs. IFesh paint inside & out
along with new wallpaper in kitchen & baths.
Privacy fenced landscaped back yard & patio.
Great' view from de To'dff master bedroom.
Comes with all appliances. Great permanent
home or rental. Reduced to $142,900.
8228 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Great opportunity for
investors or permanent residents. Like new 2bd/2
ba. fully furnished charmer. 75 feet of shared park-
ing, public beach access across 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.
766.0 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Be'ach. 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..
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Gulf Front 140 Gulf Pines Dr. Indian Pass
Area: End Unit townhouse in triplex breeze-
way separates. Beachfront townhouse tasteful-
ly 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*
311 Robin Lane, Mexico Beach. Very nice 3 bed-
room, 2 bath brick home in quiet neighborhood,
nicely landscaped. Beautiful hardwood floors.
Ceramic tile in bathrooms, enclosed garage, ther-
mal windows, just to name a few of the perks of
this house. Large lot, approx. 100'x95'. $110,000.
Owner is Lic. Florida Real 'Estate'Ageni 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, OSpo ots
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.
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.
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., 'cable and phone hook-ups in
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
amenities. MLS#5670. $185,000. Sewer Connected
92 HIGHWAY 98, MEXICO BEACH. 2 tor .
custom built brick home on 1-1 2 lots acro, s
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 information. Room for 2 or more apart-
mentg downstairs. As many as 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
ba. stucco home ju&3,aJold. Privacy fence
in back. Short w^ OJU beach. Enclosed
garage. Priced to sell! $129,000. '
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. 3
Tradewinds Dr. Lot 2, Blk G, 70'x115' nice Ikt
with Gulf view. $109,000.. ;'
Wetappo Drive L6t 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 jdutHSt
20 min.'from the beach. $10,000. ,i ,
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE WATER REPORT
The 1999 Quality Drinking Water Report for
Port St. Joe has been mailed to Port St. Joe
Customers. It also is available at the Port St,.
Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd-;
Copies of the report will be posted at the Gdlff
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, r.
Blvd., the Gulf County Public Library, 11 '
Library Road, the Gulf County Healtli,
Department, 401 Long Avenue.
Itc. June 15, 2000.
PUBLIC NOTICE ,
The Board of City Commissioners will hold a Public
Hearing regarding the Sports Complex the Cityi's
contemplating building on Tuesday. June 20. 2000
at 5:00-p.m. In the Commission Chamber, at C1t
[All persons are invited to attend these melt-
ings. Any person who decides to appeal apy
decision made by the Commission ith
respect to any matter considered at said
meeting-will need a record of the proceedings,
andfor:such purpose may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceeding; Is made,
which record includes the testimony and evi
dence upon which the appeal is to be based'
The Board of City Commission of the City 'at
Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verba-
tim record of this meeting I
li, June 15 200%)
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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. Channel 53 will be administered
by the St. Joe News Network through the Gulf County Tourist
Development Committee. If you have any questions, please con-
tact the TDC office at (850) 229-6106.
Tommy Knox, Chairman
4tc. June 1, 8, 15, and 22. 2000. Tourist Development Committee
' .. ...
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000 PAGE 5B
10 Ways To Cope With Landscape Drought
Although all plants require
diffeferit amounts of water to sur-
vive, there are some general pre-
cautions homeowners can take to
cope with drought, according to a
University of Florida horticultural
"Plants that have to contend
with ,sandy soil and full sunlight
during late spring and summer
rnpnths are the most susceptible
tb- drought injury," said Robert
Black,: consumer horticultural
specialist at UF's Institute of Food
aiid Agricultural Sciences.
"But plant species, soil type,
sun exposure, and time of year all
determine when and how much
plants need to be watered," he
"Also, when deciding it is time
to, irrigate, people need to make
sure .they are in accordance with
local and regional water regula-
tions," Black said.
Black gave some tips on how
to cope with drought in Florida
yards and gardens:
*Water early in the morning,
when less water loss occurs from
evaporation and wind drift
because of cooler temperatures
and less wind.
*Irrigate deeply at long inter-
vals rather than frequent, shallow
waterings. Deep watering
improves drought resistance by
promoting deeper, more extensive
*Adjust sprinklers to avoid
spraying water on sidewalks and
*Extend the number, of days
or weeks between water' applica-
tions to the longest suitable inter-
val. Irrigate lawns only after 30
percent starts to wilt; water trees,
shrubs, perennials and! annuals
after they start to wilt. ;
*Mow less frequently. Mowing
stresses grass by increasing respi-
ration and reducing root1 growth.
*Increase: mowing height of
lawns to allow plants to develop
deeper root systems.
*Keep lawn mowe- blades
sharp-they make cleaner cuts-
and cause less water loss.
*Control all weeds. Weeds use
water that would otherwise be
available for desirable plants.
*Don't fertilize-fertilizer pro-
motes plant growth, increasing
the need for water.
*Use two to three inches of
mulch on entire beds of shrubs,
trees, annuals, and perennials.
Mulch reduces evaporation from
soil and moderates soil tempera-
ture, reducing stress on roots.-
For more information on irri-
gation and other horticultural
information visit the UF/IFAS web
site at http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu.
For Sale: 3BR/2BA home, 405
Plantation Dr., $119,000. Land Castle
Realty, 229-9228. 2tc 6/15
In GULFAIRE: For sale by owner,
4BR/2BA home, $134,900. Must Sell!!
647-3686. Make an Offer! 2tp 6/8
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State' Road 71, across from City Hall and unobstructed Bayvi.ew beauty has many nice 4BR/4BA home located close to the
Citizens Federal Bank. 5 lots that are '. amenities too many to list. $289,900. schools. A must see. $179,900
50'x140' each with alley access Gulf Front Home on north end of the Cape.
$59,500. Firm. 4 bd/3ba, 2 story with widow's walk with a
._ view of the bay, $649,900 I
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S" Cape San Bias Gulf Front New Listing!
S 109-B, 5S. 29th St. A 3BR/2BA townhome. Looking for a great place right on the
i Beautifully furn. & decorated. Good rental beach with potential for being both fun & a
history & good view of beach & water from great little money maker? This is it. 3
Gulf Front Ho las this newly l deck. $159,000. BR/2BA. Popular rental for good reason!
constructed 3 b/2ba home features fabulous I Only $249,900.
vistas of both the Gulf AND the Bay! Decks 54 Cape Dnes Dr. Gulf Front 4br/4ba, .. ...
and porches and boardwalk to beach, f1placae Dun ceilings F rnished and fil .:
Handicap accessible. Your beach dream fireplace, cathedral ceilings, fur. -shed an 'ill inii 'iiiir '- l "-
home, right down to the :white picket fence! ready t rent $299,900 ., .- _ll.. "' .
$269,000. n,,:, 1,
-. ..... Front Townhom- ,Winswept" 3 bd/2a .. .
I'"L" '.i te l p | located near Indian Passin Gulf Pines Subdivision.
Il 'liillI tll IIIIIIlllllIIIIIIIlh IW!, All rooms having'Gulf front.views, open sundek Gulf View Duplex Cope Sands Landing
Son first eve, CH/A, covered parking, direct Investors: take a closer look at this great
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e D w o S view duplex as either a vacation home or for
Commercial Properly Downtown on State ong-term tenants. 2 bedrooms plus large loft.
Road 71 S., located next to WIowa State, Bank. long term tenants. 2 bedrooms plus large loft.
Ro 7h 0with a$129,000.
5 lots that are 50'xl 40 w th alley access. 1,
Estate Quality Gulf Front Home .
Located on a 75' Gulf Front Lot.,
Federal Flood Ins. Available
Beautiful 2 story Gulf front home, open kitchen .107 N. 26th Street, Mexico Beach Two story
dining room overlooking the gorgeous-Gulf of beach house, 1800 SF under roof, 2 BR 2BA 109 N. 39th Street, Mexico Beach -Canal
Mexico. Screened porch with dock down to (1 up, 1 down), Fla. room, liv/din combo, Front Over 1900 sq. ft. of canalfront home,
beach. Upstairs, master suite on gulfside with Porpopise Playground 101 Sea. Oats Dr. front screened parch, inside laundry, refriger- F 3 BR, 2 BA, all new kitchen, 2BD. of canalfront 1 BA
deck. 3BD/2.5BA, 2 car parking. Some of the 2BR/2BA home on pilings with great view of the afor, stove, washer, dryer, BBQ grill, on sta 3 BR, 2 BAD, all new kitchen,lotis 2BD, 1 BA
amenities include breakfast bar, separate din- beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Great rental invest- 7500 lot. Across highway from beach. bo upstairs; 1BD/BA done w nth lft. $325, is 100'x00' 2d
ing room, fireplace, Florida, tile, fasterr bath nht4Jesl minutes .from Indian Pass Raw Bar. $135,000. Brenda Miller. boat slips, one with lift. $325,000. Brenda
with garden tub, balcony and screen porches Approx. 1000 sq. ft. of living. Call' Susie White Miller.
have beautiful views. $599.000 furnished, or 850-227-9600 or 800-451-2349. HOMES Treasure Bay Want fabulous views of
$569,900 unfurnished. $169,900.00. ; 3019 Garrison Avenue A beautiful sunsets over th dl fcut the usual high
~'S. 4 I3BR/2BA home ISOLDPort St. Joe. Very price tag? This newyTysted 100' wide lot
"r"' spacious with a nice deck and a fenced in listed to sell quickly at only $14,9001
I 1908 Cypress Ave.Newly remodeled home Secluded Dunes Overlooking the Gulf
-l ~in a great location. This 3BD home has an ex. of Mexico and the State Park.. Sep-tic
gl.. Ig. kitchen & nice sized fenced in back yard. tanks installed on both lots. 117' of Gulf
...- "- All appliances, carpeting & vinyl flooring less frontage, 1.297 acres total land. To be
-8154 Hwy 98 St. Joe Beach Brand ne than 2 yrs. old. Located 1 block from the sold as a package both lots. $625,000.
118 S. 42nd St., Mexico Beach. 3 lovely 2BR, 2BA home: directly cross street school. A must see! Call Lisa today (850) Bayfront lot Cape San Bias Road -
BD/2BA, 1200 sq. ft., completely furnished, from Gulf of Mexico; open kitchen and living 647-2609. $82,500. 1.12 acres with dolomite road already in,
all new inside, great rental unit with history. room, two large decks, lots of:storage under- property has perked and doc permit is in.
$235,000. Brenda Miller. neath house, subdivision has swimming pool LOTS This is a great lot that is ready to build
just situated right. out the back door of this 109'x800' plus Gulf Front parcel, near on. Imagine that dream home. overlooking
-home. A must see. Call Susie White 850-227- Salinas Park and adjacent to Cape Dunes St. Joseph's Bay. Ride by today and visit
96p0 or 800-451-2349. $239,900. Subd, 2+ acres, 6 units allowable on this this lot and then call Susie White at 850-
parcel. It would be a great executive home- 227-9600 or 800-4,51-2349. $189,900.
ALTO-* MLS Three Offices to Serve You:
t,, Mexico Beach Office St. Joe Bay Office Cape Office
R a Hwy. 98 at 19th St. 2010 Hwy. C-30 4320 Cape San Bias Road
Rentals (850) 648-5449 Sales (850) 648-5683 (850) 227-9600 Fax (850) 227-2115 (850) 227-2160
C ID1 lFax (850) 648-4247.
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New Ba3 Front Communil) on Cape San
Bias with Gulf Access Interior lots start-
ing at $40,000; Bay Front lots starting at
$140,000 MLS#5539 Call Margaret or
NEW Listing Bay Front Hattaway
Home This lovely home sits ori 122.5' of
bayfront property zoned mixed commer-
cial. Cypress' walls accent the nautical
look with a built-in aquarium !and brass
handrail on stairs leading to master bed-
room. Has workshop; above ground pool,
3 ponds and over 50 pa m trees.
NEW Listing Gulf Front Sand)
Bottoms This new con.iruction has n ,, .. -
3BR/2BA & 2 powder room Your dream I
hdme also features berber carpet, tile and Gulf Front Lots in lTucker Shdres on the
Jenn-aire stove. The white, metal roof is a Cape All lots facing west! for those
plus. Two covered decks give 700 sq. ft. incredible sunsets!!! MLS#5733
(approx.) to watch the suns. MLS#5730 $129,000 to $169,000. Call M rgaret or.
Gulf County General Manager.- Vickie Davis M.
Realtor Associates (Cape San Bias):
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher, Kimi Harrison, Li'nda Ulmj
Realtor Associates (St. Joe Beach) Cathy Kitchens, Margaret Pre swood,
Tommy Luster, Teri Palmer
St. Joseph Bay Office C
1520 C.R. C-30, 344 C
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Port i
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POT ST. JOE BEACHFRONT -
Cox Home. Unbelievable 5BR/3BA,
3800 sq. ft. home with approx. 102'
Gulf frontage. Large windows provide
beautiful view. Hot tub on one balcony,
wraparound porches, fireplace, ceram-
ic' tile and garden tub in master bath
add to annual. MLS#4548 '
St. George Island
;ape San Bias
Cape San Bias Rd.
St. Joe, FL 32456
110 Barrier Dunes Dr.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
CAPE SAN BLAS BAYFRONT -
"Killigallin Home." A I luxurious
3BR/2BA home with cathedral ceiling,
warm wood interior with lcqts of win-
dows, hardwood and tile floors, fire-
place, elegant master bath, porch,
satellite dish, workshop. $265,000.
PORT ST. JOE, Bell's Home. An ideal PORT ST. JOE Family Home,
home for the busy family near an ele- 4BR/2.5BA, 2551 sq. ftl dwelling
mentary school, this 3BR/2.5BA, with dining/kitchen combination, fami-
2000 sq. ft. home boasts a dining ly room, fireplace, on landscaped lot
room, family room, modern master with in-ground pool. Home i4 an excel-
bath with double vanity and garden lent value in a quaint section of town.
tub, wood floors, porch, and irriga- $114,900. MLS#4700.
tion well. $155,000. MLS #4939
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314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
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Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co. '
'83 Ford F150 SuperCab, good body &
camper top. Asking $3,500. Call Eddie
8 to 5 ET or 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. CT at
648-5992. Itp 6/15
1982 Oldsmobile Torando, 8500. 639-
3601 after 6:00 p.m. 2tc 6/15
1995 GMC Sonoma Ext. Cab., 1 owner
77,000 miles, LOADED, $8,600. Call
647-3351. 4tc 6/15
1997 Pursuit Motor Home, 32 ft.,
11,000 miles, $35,000, .639-5198. ,pe/,
'96 Chevy Blazer, 50k, 2 door. exc.
cond., $10,000. Call 227-9459. 2tp 6/8
1988 Chevy Cavalier, 2-door. 5 sp..
runs great, $1,000/OBO. Call 227-
8140 or 229-6527. exl2tc 6/15
1989 GMC Sierra V-8, step-side, runs
great, $3,500/OBO 227-8140 or 229-
6527. ext2tc 6/15
1991 Chevy Cavalier, runs good. needs
body work, 227-1296. 4 c 6/8
1989 Nissan Sentra, 4-dr.. runs and.
looks good, new tires, no A/C. S2.000.
Call 229-6483. tfc 6/8
'93 Buick Regal Custom, retail $5,250
asking $4,500. Call 227-7406. 4tc 6/1
1994 Grand Marquis, 24,000 miles.
Like new, $10.000. 229-8079
'94 Suburban, new tires, runs & looks
good. 3 seats, grey int. w/white ext.,
S14,000. Call 227-3412 or 229-8997.
ask for Bill. .. .
1996 Kalwasaki Jet Ski 1100 ZXI.
Great cond.. fast. must see. S3,800.
Call 229-6091. 2tp 6/15
1995 Scandy White, (14 ft., uphol-
stered bench seats): 40 Mariner
Magnum (Liller steering, stainless steel
prop): Mlinn-kota All-terrain trolling
motor (42 lb., foot-control), heavy duty
trailer: S4.900. 639-3339 2tp 6/8
15' fishing boat. 50HP Mercury.
trolling motor, depth finder, stick steer-
ing, $2,000, Call 229-6483. tfc 6/8'
Kevlar Olympic Sprint Racing Kayak.
19 lbs.. Very Fast. 8750. Call 227-7388.
21 ft. Leisure Craft. great fixer-upper.
SI 1.500. Call 227-8140 or 229-6527.
exi2ie c 6 s 15
Perception Sabre Whitewater Kayak,
like new condition w/cockplt travel
cover & sprayskirt. S250. 227-7388.
18ft. Hobie Cat Sailboat, S 1.500. Can
be seen at Seminole St. & Apalachee Dr.
In Indian Pass Beach. 653-9456. fc
Kayak for Sale: Prijon Seayak. like new
Full expedition equipped w/rudder.
8850. Call 227-7388.
KAYAKS! Unsinkable. self-balling, sta-
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the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tc 6, '
New and Used
Sit-On-Top Kayaks, and
All Kayaking Accessories
Call (850) 227-7388
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
For Rent: 1 and 3 Bedroom
S Apartments in Wewahitchka.
Rent based on income. For
more information, call 1-800-365-
Long Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call Larry @ Arline Realty, 647-
2628. tfc 6/15
For Rent: 2BRAhouse in Howard's Creek
Fenced in yard, $275/mo. + dep. 850-
675-2291. 4tc 6/8
Apart. for Rent: Gulfaire Executive
3BR/2BA, completely turn., garage,
screened porch, pool, tennis court, pri-
vate.beach, $995/mo. 647-8760. '4ts/12
1BR effciericy-type apart for rent In
PSJ, fully furn., all utilities included,
includes cable. Ca.l 639-3600. tfc 6/1
2BR furnished trailer in Highland View
for rent. Call 227-1260. tfc 6/I
For Rent: 2BR/2.5BA apart. In PSJ. 508
9th St., $500/mo, 8350/dep. 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. tfc 6/1
2 & 3 BR. long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. uc 6/1
Apart./Homes for Rent: I 3 BR apart./
duplexes/homes for rent In Mex. Bch.
Furn.& unfurnished. Call Parker Realty
at 850-648-5777 for more info. tfc 6/1
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 6/1
House for Rent: 3BR/1.5BA, approx.
2000 sq. ft.. fenced yard. 1908 Juniper'
Ave.. S600/mo. + S350/dep. Call 653-
2591 or 615-8343 Nashville. TN.2tp6/15
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities. energy efficient const., stove &
refrig.. furn., fully carpeted. IBR apts.
on site Equal'Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more Info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS Lfc 6/1
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
dry rm. -
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig.. washer/dr er hook-up.
* New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house. 1 1/2
ba.. Inside laundry rm.. ch&a, dish-
washer & stove. "fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto heat & air,
* One bedroom apartment. washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfe 6/1
Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
Mobile Home Lots
648-8201 tic ,4
3-Family Yard Sale: Sat.. June 17. 7-1
(CST). 104 A & B South 26th St.. Mexico
Bch. Power Rider exerciser, bowling ball
& bag. car cover, dishes, books, toys.
crafts, jewelry. & collecubles. Some-
thing for everyone Itp.6/15
Carport Sale: Sat June 17. 7-11 a.m..
1405 Long Ave.: Refrig., stove, dish-
washer, exercise bike, alum. windows.
odds & ends. ltc 6/15
"Ofc. 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,
Wall to wall carpeting
(352) 472-3952 o
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting .
.- Voice/TTY Access
Yard Sale: Sat. & Sun., June 17-&-18
10-6 (ET) and June 24 & 25; 10-6 (ET),
215 8th St. Clothes, collectors books,
costume jewelry, real jewelry, gem-
stones, old coins & other cool stuff.
229-1013 2tc 6/15
Yard Sale: Sat., June 17, 8-12 Noon,
236 Santa Anna, St. Joe Beach. itc 6/15
Yard Sale: Fri. & Sat., June 16 & 17,
* 8:00 a.m. until,' 903 16th St. Lotsi of
kids clothes, toys, microwave oven, qtc.
Yard Sale: Sat. & Sun. June 17 & 18M
8:00 a.m. to 4 p.mn. C.S.T., 1650 S. Hwy.
71, Wewa. Tools,, military surplus, misc.
I tp 6/15
Moving Sale: Sat., June 17, 9-11 a.m.;
1100 N 15th St., Mex. Bch. Everything
from A to Z. ic 6;1,15
Yard Sale: Sat, June 17. S-12 noon.
1407 Long Ave. Itp 6/15
Yard Sale: Fri & Sat.. June 16 & 17. 8-
12 noon, 1007 Marvin Ave. Cement
mixer, bikes. clothes, king comforter
set, lots more Itp 6/15
Moving Sale: Sat.: June 17, 7-12 "C.T.,
rain or shine. HUGE amount of good"
stuff we can't take with us. incl build-
ing/fencing supplies, tools, lots of fish-
Ing/scalloping gear. Coleman generator.
chain saw, solar fencer, desks. word
processors, sm. appliances. plants,
lawn mower wardrobe. elec. grill. horse .
trailer & much much more. Located
halfway between the Overstreet bridge
& Wewahitchka, about 7 miles from
either direction, at 590 Borders Road
Take 386 from either Mexico Beach or,
Wewa. turn on Borders Road by the
radio tower. There will be a sign there.
Bruce/Candy Smith., 648-4333. ipF,5is
HEL WANTED~ i'i
K-1 Teacher needed at Bay Community'
School, Apalachicola. Must be enthusi-
astic about teaching. willing to Imple-
ment a curriculum focused on -active
learning," and have the ability to coor-
dinate day with other teachers who
Scofne in to teach foreign languages.
music. art, etc. Please call Donna
Gunter at 653-2180, or Elizabeth Kirvin
at 653-8360 for more information .... -.
Cashier needed at-Cape Trading Post.
Full-time or Part-time. Apply in person.
Security Guard needed. Must have
state issued unarmed security guard
license. Call 229-6271 Ext. 216. 3tc6/15
The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Bus Driver, (3 posi-
tions; 2-4 hour drivers-Port St. Joe;
1-2 hour driver-Wewahitchka).
Persons having applications on file in
the School Board Office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
mnitted. Application form and" job
description are available at the district
office or see application at
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us. Completed applica-
tions should be sent to Mr. Don Rich,
Coordinator, Gulf County School Board,
.150 Middle School Road. Port St. Joe.
FL 32456. Application deadline Is June
26, 2000, 12:00 NOON. E.T. The Gulfl
Count) School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 6/15
The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Camp Counselor
(Part time; irregular hours). Persons
having applications on file in the School
Board Office and wishing to be corsid-
ered for this position must request to
hate their application submitted.
Application form and lob description are
available at the school office or see
application at wiww.gullf.k12.11.us.
Completed applications should be sent
to Ms. Sarah joe WVooten. Director. Gulf
County School Board. 150 Middle
School Road. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Application deadline Is June 22. 2000,
12:00 NOON. E.T. The Gulf County
School Board is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 6/15
Would you enjoy a career opportunity
',.ith an agency that truly appreciates its
stall? Habilitative Senrices of North
Florida is looking for Direct Care Staff
for adults ,.with developmental disabill-
ties in Panama City. I year's experience.
HS diploma, reliable means of trans-,
portaUon. and current liability auto
Insurance coverage required. Must pass
clearance through abuse registry. FDLE
local law enforcement, and DMV. Call
Barbara at (-501 482-5391 or fax
resume to (550) 482-2833. EOE. 3ic 6. 15
Secretary needed in handling sales
Rentals and long term processing expe-
rience preferred. -Call. Larn-ry Ari-lne
Realty. 647-2628. tic 6/ 15
The 'Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Teacher
(Technology 7.-12-Deadline June 27,
2000, 12:00 Noon C.T.) AND Teacher
(Middle School Alternative
Education- Deadline June 28. 2000,
12:00 Noon C.T.) Persons having appli-
cations on file in the School Board
Office and wishing to be considered for
this position must request to have their
application submitted. Application form
and job description are- available at the
school office or see application at
www.gulf.k12.fl.us. Completed applica-
tions should be sent 'to Dr. William
Truby, Principal, Wewahitchka High
School, 754 East River Road,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465. See applica-'
tion deadline above. The Gulf County
School Board is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 6/15
Sales Coordinator needed for high vol-
ume real estate office. Computer skills a
must and real estate background help-
ful. Benefits available. Phone 229-2777
for interview or fax resume to: Anchor,
Realty 850-229-6550 attn- Vickie Davis.
Reliable Wood Worker
Spray background helpful.
Apply at Residential Elevators. Inc.
20 Residential Drive
Crawfordville. FL 32327
Gulf Coast Community College
Secretary (Gulf/Franklin Center). For
advanced clerical and typing work
which involves moderately complex and
varied work methods. Knowledge of
Windows 95. Microsoft Word and Excel
required. Typing speed of 45 cwpm. at
least one year of experience and a high
school diploma or an acceptable equiva-
lency required. Position is now full-
time. Previous applicants are still
being considered and need not reap-
ply. Deadline to apply is June 23,
2000. Applications may be picked up
.at: Human Resources. Admin. Annex
Room 104. GCCC is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Minorities
and females strongly encouraged to
apply. For a detailed description
check out our job-line at 850-873-
3540 or our web-site at
www.gc.cc.fl.us Itc 6/ 15
Need occasional transportation. I have
a lightweight wheelchair. 227-9496 ...
TYNDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
A $460M local leader in financial ser-
vices, is seeking an individualforfth~e
Financial Sales Representative
Port St. Joe Branch ,
The primary function of this position is
to cross-sell all credit union products
and services and respond ; to any
* questions or needs of members r6gard-
ing all products including account and *
The successful candidate will have a
high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Have a minimum of I year experiencein
a credit union, bank. or similar finfan-
cial institution. Can effectively, use, a
computer terminal, associated software,
and general office machines. Is able-to
initiate correspondence and use sound
judgement In dealing with members and
in analyzing and auditing credit union
accounts. Is committed to member ser-
vice and can communicate with mem-
bers tactfully, diplomatically and In a
pleasant. courteous., efficient manner. is
accurate in processing monetary trans-
actions and eligible (by state law) .to
become a Notary Public for the State of
We offer a competitive salary/benefit
package. For an opportunity to join the
staff of this progressive credit union.
please submit an applicaUon to the
Director of Human Resources. Tyndall
Federal Credit Union. 3109 Minnesota
Ave.. Panama City. FL 32405 EOE.- -
Help wanted cleaning rental units.
Weekend work. Please call Anchor
Vacation Properties. Cape San Blas,
'229-2777. 2tc 6/10
Burger King is now accepting manage-
ment applications for the Port -St. Joe
location. Please mail your resume td:
Goldco. Inc., 2330 Montgomery Hwy.'.
Dothan, AL 36303. or faxto: (85t) .271.l-
1110. EOE/M/F/V/D. Drug-free Work-
place. Goldco. Inc. is an independent
franchise of Burger King Corporation.
A I SaS
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 rmo;i experienced '-eli;nsher:'
827-6828 ask for Dusty
* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial industrial
A 8 R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#i593115646 (850) 647-4047
Termite & Pest Control
*Termite Treatments Re.:i ,u.'a n i Mr.-i
* Flea Control C.' ,. ,:,',,..urr,:,
-iOurc'cla FPe.l COr, ri.: tJ Tre r,'n-,,
* Real E ., rEi Ia ? I Fe I ,o I u i:..- ,,
[PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
.403 Y ,- n.Ee ca (950) S27'2766
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
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5X10 10X10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair prices. Home 229-8104. bus. 229-
6803. tc 5/4
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
SPort St. Joe
C. ,. 's tLwn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
I will work for you.
RC (K.i i ,35''3
Specializing in Reroofs
Single-Ply & Repairs
-17iere Quality Is Higher Than Price"
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call ,.
Mobile 899-0219 or
.~~~~ ~ 5/*, ,1.
Michael Wood'- Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural de'tats
repairs *remodels decks fenced
^ ~Insured-License #RR0067.190-' "'
Serving Port St Joe andlSurrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, AirPCondition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
R 43378 ER0007623
C. R. SM&H & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS .- '
648-5474 FL LICENSE ER0010992, RA 15421E
FOR RENT GARAGE SALE I HELP WANTED I HELP WANTED I HELP WANTED
*rh* Star Port St Joe FL T June 15. 2000,Paste 7B
W RATES: 1
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
Cooks, Dietary Aides, & Dishwashers
needed. Apply at Bay' St. Joseph Care
Center. 220 9th St., Port SL. Joe, FL.
F/T & P/T positions avail. Benefits avail
& salary negotiable. tfc 6/1
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
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck- Drivers. Applicants must have
1 valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W..
Roberts Contracting, Inc., PO Box 188,
S Hosford, FL 32334. 850-379-8116. 6/i
Home-based Business: After struggling
3 yrs. in MLM, quit my job after 6 mos.
with new system. Seeking new partners
to train. Build lifetime residual income.
850-229-5242. 4tp 6/1
*Supervision of staff.
*Day to day operations
Apply at Beacon Hill:
Geri Care Assisted Living
190 Lightkeepers Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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 fln ger-prrint 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
P/T Housekeeper, mostly weekends.
Must be honest and, dependable. Call
Framing Carpenter wanted. Must be
dependable & have reliable transporta-
tiont'Call 639-4055 or 639-5006. 4tc 6/1
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club has year
around employ, atvail, in restaurant &
lounge. Rotating duties require cook-'
ing,. waitressing, weekends/occassion-
al'evenings. Shifts: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
and 10:30 a.m.-6-6:30 p.m. Min. wage
+ tips to start. 25-35 hrs. Applications
may be submitted Mon.-Fri. in
Clubhouse from 9:00-5:30 p.m. 4tc 6/1
Clerk/Housekeeper. Apply in person at
Surfside Inn, Mexico Beach., tfc 6/1
The Gulf County Senior Citizens are
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 worker's responsibilities
would include assisting with feeding,
transferring & personal care as needed.
Applications may be picked up at the
Wewahitchka Senior Citizens Center at
314 3rd St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT)
and at the Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
Center at 120 Library Dr. from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. This position will require worker
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........
Earn While You Learn
SunBridge for'Bay St. Joseph is looking
for CNA Students, LPN Students, CNA
graduates, and GPN'sofor a new Team
Building. Program. Our great benefits
include: flex. hrs around your school
schedule, shift differential for 3-11 p.m.
and 11-7 a.m., uniform allow., child-
care reimb., medical, dental, prescrip-
tions, vacation;. Your benefits include
"hands-on" on-the-job training, the sat-
isfaction of quality care for our resi-
dents. Please contact JoAnn -Murphy
RNC. DON at SunBridge. 220 9th
'Street, Por St. Joe. FL 32456. 850-229-
S244. Fa.\ 850-229- 1042. exttUc6/ 1
CDL Driver needed. Plea se apply In per-
son at C.R. Smith & Son. 3055 W. Hwy
98, Highland View. 2fc 6:/15
TRADE SandSER ICES
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Port St. Ioe,'FI. 32456
Fax 229-6041 .
-. sAulhorized Sales Cenler
Independent Beauty Consultant
58, Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
; : 850-648-4896
Free Estimates RF0066770'
_______ .... ........ fc 5/4..
Keep Your Investment Looking
Clean & New!!I
Quality Work Reasonable Prices
From Small to Big Jobs, We Have the
Experience and Equipment to Handle All[
Your Pressure Cleaning Needs!
'"IT'S TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING"
Rust & Roof Stains Removed
CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATED
Trim and finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheetrock &
All types of carpentry work.
Insured Over 25 years experience.
Free Home Phone
Catherine L. Collier
S 11 AlMen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
AVO n (850) 229-6460
S Carpentry, Windows,
r 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
V Custom Kitchen and Barth
[ THE CABINET SHOPPE
580 Palmetio Dr., Overstreet leff Powell, Osner ]
P IPhone 648-4088
k Port St Joe, FL 32456 648-4088 F648 S52
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tfc 4/6 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99
Hanging Baskets Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
UrST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-21 12
'Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. o. Box 602
Home, (850) 648-5919 Port. St. Joe, FL 32457
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
S, Is d 0enwa ...
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY! tfc 5/4
... .. .. .. .. . . .. .. .. .. ..
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WORKS!! ASK OUR ADVERTISERS!!
CALL 227-1278 TO PLACE YOURS!!
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style
Lic #: MA0029475; Lic # MM 10098
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
POOL SERVICES, INC.
SWIMMING POOL SERVICE
Walt FREE ESTIMATES
Bowers CERTIFIED POOL TECH
Home & Office
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire EFRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Whole Ne Brandt 1 Comfort.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6907 or 227-5373
STUCCO by DeGraff
( TimDeGraff, Owner
( [: Interior & Exterior Plastering
'\ Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
from. Plus many architectural designs
/office: (850) 229-8588
( mobile: (850) 227-5424
QUALITY STUCCO WORK
PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR RR00671Ot
.639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME
+VINYL SIDING+ e IW *SOFFIT AND FACIA.
CARPORTS* *PATIO COVERS
*SCREEN ROOMS* FLORIDA ROOMS
WINDOWS* W UTTERS
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
6331 Georgia Avenue Call (850) 647-3171
Port St. Joe FL 32456 Cell (850) 899-1061
Mary Kay Cosmetics
909 10th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6005 12 t5/11
CAPE SAN BLAS
Sales & Tours
-Certified Kayak Instructor
324 Sandpiper Rd
Cape San Bias
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
HONEY Do LIST MAINTENANCE
No Job Too "Big or Small"
Over 20 Years Experience
Painting, general maintenance,
wood working, trim/finish work.
229-6515 or 227-1892
Cars Boats Trucks Etc.
Call or Stop by
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe, FL
Flower & Landscape
Kay Kelley, Owner
ext tfc 6/8
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.
\ ^ ,-HERSHEL HARRISON
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
SVinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
.22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
We Can Prduce f All
Types Of CarMpaiqn,
T-hI[rA o8XMally sis 0.M
.. ..u- 107,m m ms
PORT ST. JOE, FL. 850 A2 7-777
Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGOOS1008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
Lic. #ER0013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction urc5/4
0 CARPET (
^ dor Control Pet Stc
a U Carpet Repairs Res
ins 24 Hr Water Damag Z
stretching Free Estimates Z
98 or 229-9663
A.^ '* .. ^r' ^ -^
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Page 8B. The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. June 15. 2000.
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, $2.00
for each additional week, plus 5t for each
additional word per week. Call 227-1278 to
K Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHABP
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 6/1
House Keeping Inspector, seasonal
work, Indian Pass, Cape San Bias,
weekend work req. Reliable/dependable
person w/own transportation, Fantasy
Properties, Simmons Bayou Office.
Apply in person or call 227-2511. tfc 6/1
Busy Restaurant in Mex. Bch: Toucan's
now hiring Fry Cooks, Grill Cooks,
Prep Cooks, Dishwashers, Hostesses,
Cashiers, Servers & Bus People.
Please call 648-4301 or apply in person.
Lost, long haired blk & tan Maine cpon
cat. Lost on corner of Coronado St. &
Alabama St. Reward. Call Tara @ 647-
8783. ltc 6/15
'93 15HP Evanrude, $1,300, very low
hrs.; 1981 Silver Wing GL 500 Inter-
state, $700. Call 827-2701. I tp 6/15
For Sale: 6'x10' chain link dog kennel.
Call 229-8829. Itp 6/15
Horse trailer: '89 Vally in exc. cond.
Holds 2-3 horses, $1,800. Call 648-
4333 before 8 p.m. CT Itp 6/15
Craftmatic twin adj. bed w/new
Simmons Beauty Rest mattress
w/vibrator. Paid $750/Asking $400;
Extra Ig. wheelchair, heavy duty, $200;
GE gas dryer, $75. Call 229-8079. ,rens
One Gulf County Alcoholic Beverage
License. Bids will be accepted until 3:00
p.m., CDT, July 31, 2000, at the office
of David C. Gaskin, P.O. Box 185,
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465. The
owner reserves the right to reject all
bids. Information may be obtained by
calling 1-850-639-2266. 2tc 6/15
19" Magnavox color T.V., no remote,
works great, $45. Call 647-2604. npe/6s
For Sale: Sega Saturn w/32 games &
controllers, $100. 229-8929. Itc 6/15
Jolen Farm & Farm Supply
Steel buildings, new, must sell.
30x40x12 was $10,200 now $6,990
.40x60x12 was $16,400 now $10,971
50x100x16 was $27,590 now $19,990
60x200x16 was $58,760 now $39,990
Blue 5pc high back sect. sofa w/2 end
recliners, good cond., $350 OBO; sofa
sleeper & love seat, $125 OBO. 227-
2125. ]itc 6/15
Summer Clearance Sale! Arch Steel
Buildings-Save Thousands on Select
Sizes-20x30, 25x36, 30x32, 40x80,
others. Great Workshops/Garages. Call
usa.com Itp 6/15
Trailer for Sale: '84 Palm 35 ft., Located
at Islander RV Park, Hwy. 98, Mex. Bch.
Good cond., walk to beach. Pls see mgr,
$5,500. 770-263-7237. 4tc 6/15
Dehumidifier $50; 15' chest freezer $75;
16' brand new shrimp net w/doors &i
ropes $100. Call 227-3860. ltc 6/15
2 sets mobile home steps $20 ea: like-
new 6' step ladder $30; two 20' alum.
ext. ladders $30 ea.; four upholstered
chairs $20. Call 647-3772.- 2tp 6/8
DIET OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM
High Protein/Low Carb-Free Samplel
Success Guaranteed! Sl4EvTrlm
@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-$20.00-$4000' f/t. Call 1-
800-840-7446. 2tp 6/8
Shower doors, tib shower doors. New in
box. 850 each. 227-9459. 2tp 6/8
Bear Bay Hunting Club now accepting
new members for 2000-01 lease yr. For
more info., call Donnie 648-5874 or Joe
Paul 639-4808. extltp 6/15
MOVING-Magic Chef, white refrig. only
9 mos. old, 18.5 cu. ft., $500. Call 229-
1050. tfc 6/8
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 auc 6/I
Day Lilies: red. creamy lavender, pink,
salmon, gold, peach. Jean Stebel, 6760
Hwy 71. White City, 827-1304. tfe 6/i
Zone 3 homes, same price as Zone 2.
"We don't penalize our friends in Gulf &
Franklin Counties." Call Budget Homes
at 522-0900. tfc 6/1
FREE to LOVING HOME: Four adorable
white kittens, 1 male, 3 fem.r, 2 longhair,
2 shorthair. About 8 wks old. Flea treat-
ment given, & litter box trained. Pls call
229-8441 or 229-8933. 2tp 6/15
Our Foster mommy said It's time. 7 wk
old kittens ready to be placed in loving
homes. Call Jenny at 647-4047. 4tc 5/25
House for Sale by Owner: 1992. dbl.
wide mobile home & land as is,
4BR/2BA, 116 Stebel Ave., White City,
$45,000, (850) 913-0533. 2tc 6/8,
1/2 acre lot & mobile home for sale,
$29,000, Pleasant Rest Rd. Call 850-
229-6961. bcjr.tfc 6/1
Lots for sale in PSJ. 4 lots corner of
Palm Blvd.& 19th St. high & dry; no fill
needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227-
2112 day or 229-8409 night. tfc 6/1
Home for Sale by Owner: 517 9th S'.ret
3BR/2BA. CH/A, $75.000. Call 229-
6398 for appointment. 2lp 6 15
In WEWA. for sale by owner: Totally
remodeled 2BR/ IBA house on shaded
lot. Incl. Iv. rm.. eat-in kitch.. Ig. screen
porch & shed. New items: CH/A. all
appliances, plumbing & electric. carpet.
paint, etc. Owner will finance. 845.900.
$359 per month
Direct by Owner 227-351 1 ,
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop. 310 4th St., PSJ uc iic.
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Mexico Beach, FL
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For sale in Mex. Bch.. 14x48. 2BR/IBA
mobile home located on secure rental
lot, storage bldg.. CH/A. appliances,
S9,500. Call 850-648-8201. 2tp 6/8
For Sale: 3BR/2BA. DW mobile hdme
on 75x150 lot in quiet neighborhood in
SJB. Asking 855.000. 647-3292. uc ]I
Lot For Sale: Grand Isle. Mexico Beach.
115'x75'. corner Williams Way &
Charles Cbrner. Water. spewer. Ideal
Land & Home Packages
Beautiful In Mexdco Beach: palm trees,
paved roads & underground utilities.
Landscaped packages starting at 8500
per month! Call Budget Homes at 522-
0900. ufc 6/1
GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY
FAST. Call Kevin Welch. Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-648-4995. .,2ip 2 '17
home site. 647-3349. 4tp 6/1 3BR/2BA home at 1211 Palm Blvd.
Approx. 1600stf. w/huge master ste.
For Sale by Ownrer. 1/2 acre lots, Front and back screened porch. fenced
Pleasant Rest Road. O erstree. w/well yard on corner lot. Please call your local
& septic iank. S17.500. O tner Finance realtor for more details. tc 6/
w/100., down S50-229-6961. b,:ir u 6 I
LOTS FOR SALE: Palm Ridge Sub.. St.
Joe Beach. Lots 7 & 8. 227-2049 or
227-7424. leave message. 4tc:5/25
New Home for Sale: 3BR/2BA, energy
efficient horne at 282 Ave. D. 1.232 sq.
,ft. of heated & cooled area. 88 ..500.
"Call Greg Johnson or Hiram Nix at-227-
1416. tic 6/1
"Golfers Dream Come True." BePtUful
high/dry 1/2 acre lot/Cape PlaitaUon
sub., overlooks 17th fairway of St. Joe
Bay Country Club. Close to 'town.
schools & beaches. Must see to appreci-
ate. Priced to sell. 850-229-9431 .,e ,
I BLOCK DOWN FROM BURGER KING
ON HWY. 20' BLOUNTSTOWN,FL (850) 6743307
Locally Licensed & Insured
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