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T ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2000
324 Per Copy
Plus 3U Tax ... .3 5
St. Joseph's Stained Glass
Story on Page 1B
Cadets Earn Silver Cord
Story on Page 3B
Alfred I. duPont Foundation
Gives $2,000 to Scout Hut
See Page 3A
6th Annual Indian Pass
Tourney This Weekend
See Page hIA
Kids Can Have Fun and
Learn See Page 5A
Law Enforcement Reports
See Page 10A
Obituaries Page 38
Centennial Restoration Phase 1
Applications Made for $300,000 Historic Grant for Public Use Mini Civic Center
One of the first projects
Mayor Frank Pate undertook'
upon his reelection in 1999 was
to appoint a committee to oversee
the restoration of Port St. Joe's
The committee consists of:
Ralph Roberson, Chairman;
George Duren, Greg Johnson,
Ralph Rish, and Charlotte Pierce.
In August of 1999, the committee
applied for a planning and design
grant for '$50,000. The grant was
- approved in November, 1999.
With this grant, the committee
,hired an architectural firm, Bay
Design Associates, to implement
the planning and design for
improvements of the building and
to prepare the construction plans.
Originally constructed with
state and W.P.A. funding in the
late 1930's. the Centennial
Building, adjacent to the State
Constitution Convention Museum
and Monument. has approximate-
ly 15,000 sq. ft. and is the only
public use facility of this size in
The building has existed rela-
tively unchanged since its open-
ing, but is now deteriorating and
will continue to do so without
preservation work. The building
lacks upgraded handicap accessi-
bility,, proper mechanical sys-
tems, and fire alarm and protec-
On May 31. 2000. the
Centennial Committee prepared a
grant application for the City of
Port St. Joe for a Historical
Resources Grants-in-Aid from the
Florida Secretary of State. Bureau
of Historical Preservation. The
grant is a special category grant
with a maximum amount of
Bay Design Associates esti-
-tI I I ._
mate the total cost of the renova-
(See CENTENNIAL on Page 7A)
.If all goes well, the $15,000 square foot Centennial Building, shown in the photo above, should
become a valuable addition as a mini civic center/public use facility.
Affordable Housing Lots
>Part of Arvida Subdivision
The St. Joe Company moved
one step closer to opening an 11
lot affordable housing subdivision
during the Port St. Joe City
Commission's regular meeting'
All 11 lots are located along.
Avenue A near the intersection of
Highway 71. Lewis Howell,
-Development Manager for St. Joe
Company/Arvida, made a request
from the commission to move for-
ward with the plans.
Commissioners were given
copies of the subdivision at the
prior meeting. The Department of
Environmental Protection has
permitted the design of the waste-
water collection system, and the
plans have been reviewed with
Public Works Superintendent
Commissioner Benny Roberts
discussed with Preble-Rish engi-
neer Bill Kennedy some concerns
which he had about sewer flow.
Kennedy pointed out that the
city's 10" 'main being utilized
would more than handle the max-
Board members algo had to
work out some of the details on
the subdivision process before
agreeing to go forward with subdl-
vision application and review pro-
Rex Buzzett approached the
board representing the Downtown
Redevelopment Agency bringing
several recommendations for con-
The first recommendation
dealt with Departrient of
Transportation traffic flow pat-
tern designation along Highway
98. The agency suggested the
commission change the city's
-comprehensive plan from a "C" to
a "D" traffic flow pattern.
Gulf County has already
.made this move along Highway
98. The change simply allows
.more cars to use the .highway
under the city's planned growth
The board agreed with the
Agency members also made a
recommendation to the board
that out parcel "A" bordering the
Port St. Joe Marina (a 504' strip
between First Street and the
marina basin) be' put up for lease
'as an entire tract of property.
They also recommended building
restrictions; not more than two
stories, similar architectural
-design to manna, and green space
between lots. The agency will put
the request in letter form for'
Buzzett also discussed the
agency's concern about the over-
all appearance of Highway 98 as
visitors travel through Port St.
Joe. Buzzett will meet with the.
Downtown Merchants Association
to further discuss several recom- ,:
mendations to clean up the area.
Commissioners also agreed to
call DOT and see what needs to be
done to remove the street light at'
the intersection of Highway 98
and Second Street.
In Other Business
Heard a short report from
Earth Tech representatives who
are in the process of conducung a.
study on the city's wastewater
Canceled the board's next
meeting scheduled for July 4th.
Discussed clean-up. and
road blockage issues along
Fourth Street south of Highway
98 and adjacent to Bayside
Lumber Company. Commissioner
.Benny Roberts was asked to talk
*with the owners and discuss the
Granted variance requests
to Long Avenue Baptist Church.
Approved a utility permit
request for GT Cornm at Long
Avenue arid 20th Street.
Gulf Says Goodbye
To Beloved Citizen
Seldom has a man been so
loved by so many. That was obvi-
ous Saturday as friends .and fam-
Ily joined together to wish their
farewells to one of Gulf County's
greatest and most beloved citi-
zens, Carl Eugene "Gene" Raffield.
Friends, family, and business
acquaintances filled the sanctu-
ary of First Baptist' Church of Port
St. Joe, gathered in the social hall
where closed circuit TV was in
place, and stood in every vacant
space available to pay their last
respects to "Gene." -
"The magnitude of this
assembly and visitation last night
is a true testament to the life and
contributions this man made to
this community," said his life long
friend, Walter Wilder,, as he spoke
during the service.
Bob Jones, Executive Director
of the Southeastern Fisheries
Association, struggled with words
as he looked beyond Gene
Raffleld, the businessman, past
president and board of directors
member for the past 25 years of
the organization, and spoke about
his friend, Gene, and his contri-
butions to mankind.
Wilder and Jones portrayed
their friend as the consummate
father, son, and grand dear (as he
was affectionately known by his
grandchildren), and Christian
who stood firm in his faith.
Wilder shared that Gene
stood by the words in Matthew
17:20 relating to faith as little as a
mustard seed moving mountains,
and how he kept a jar of mustard
seed by his bedside, serving as a
constant reminder of that tremen-
It has been said the true char-
acter of a man is measured by
how he responds during times of
adversity. Difficulties the Raffield
Fisheries organization experi-
enced under the reins of Gene
Raffield exposed his character all
the way down to the core of the
man. Some of his most generous
contributions to his fellow man
came during times when he and
the company were embroiled in
(See GENE on Page 3A)
county's sign. ordinance to limit
political signs to a time frame that
would begin after the July qualify-
ing period and extend through the
November general election. If the
board should go forward with the
change, it would not be enacted
until the next county-wide elec-
tion year (2002).
The board decided to move
forward with plans to place a half
cent discretionary fire sales tax on
the ballot for the November gener-
The board would first hayv.o._...
" Iss- an ordinance establishing
the taxk amount (1/21), duration
(10 years), and intended use (fire
department vehicles and Infra-
structure only). County voters will
have the final word on the status
of the half cent sales tax if the
question Is ultimately placed on
the November ballot.
*Agreed to several additional
roads being placed on the coun-
ty's $1.5 million paving project
under way. Several miles of the
Doc Whitfleld Road (from Highway
71 to the Gull Forestry Camp).
courthouse parking area, and
other local roads are included on
the list .
The board is also looking at a
Department of Transportation
Small County Outreach Paving
Program and matching grant that
could allow the board to look fur-
ther at the' remainder of the Doc
Whitfield Road and the Industrial
The board placed a 30 ton*
limit' on trucks crossing the Lake
Grove Road Bridge (Dam Road
Bridge). The low water levels have
revealed a need for work on the
pilings under the bridge. Chief
Administrator Don Butler recom-
mended lowering the weight limn-it
until the county can locate suffi-
cient funds to encase the existing
pilings in concrete.
Agreed to advertise for a
code enforcement officer.
Extended the county addit-
ing contract with Michael Tucker
for three additional years. .
-'"1 'Ipplied for Florida Boating
improvement Grant funds
(See FIREWORKS on Page 3A)
Wewahitchka to Elect
Two Commissioners i
The City of Wewahitchka will
be holding elections on September
5th. Group I and Group II seats
will be up for election when the
books open for the qualifying peri-
od on July 17th.
Books will open on the 17th
at 12:00 noon and close on July
21st at 12:00 noon, ET.-
Qualifying fees are $29.50.
Voters can register to vote
through August 7 at 5:00 p.m.,
ET, according to City Clerk Jerrii
SPhillip Gaskin is currently
serving in his 6th year as Group I
Commissioner, and Jimbo Nunery
is serving his 11 th year as Group
This was the scene of the blaze as fire department personnel arrived Sunday evening.
Fire Engulfs Mobile Home
Fire completely destroyed this Jones Homestead mobile home pictured above Sunday afternoon.
The unoccupied dwelling was being used as a storage shed off Flour Mill Road when it caught fire and was
Two units from Port St. Joe Fire Department and one truck from Highland View Volunteer Fire Department
responded to the call at approximately 8:30 Sunday evening. The mobile home was completely engulfed in
flamess when fire units arrived at the scene. The departments did manage to keep the blaze contained as it
threatened two other structures in close proximity.
Port St. Joe Fire Department Chief John Ford said the state fire marshal had ruled the fire's cause as acci-
- During a special meeting of
the Gulf County Commission
Monday afternoon, the board
supported a recommendation
from the Gulf County Firefighters
Associauon to move forward with
_ a-ban on, fireworks in Gulf
: The ban was limited to private
fireworks displays and does not
impact professional shows being
planned in Port St. Joe (July 3rd)
Sor Wewahitchka (July 4th).
Mexico Beach (Bay County) is also
still on schedule to hold its show
Commissioners are targeting
aerial fireworks and explosive fire-
works because of their potential
to spark a fire. Much of Florida.
including Gulf County, is still
extremely dry and the board is
concerned that the potential for a
major fire exists..
The ban does not include
bass C fireworks sold legally In
miWe state of Florida. Those fire-
works are limited in scope to
sparklers and small poppers.
V Earnest Thursby. who sells
Class C fireworks at The Big Barn
in Port St. Joe also urged users to
exercise extreme safety and cau-
tion-even while using the legal
Class C fireworks.
Board Attorney Tfim
McFarland said 24 Florida coun-
ties have. enacted siinilar .bans
because of. Florida's current
drought conditions. ,
In Other Business
Discussed amending the
Gulf Bans Most Fireworks
Professional Shows and Class "C" Allowed Under Ban
The Star ,
PAGE TWO! THURSDAY, JUNE 22,, 200
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Editorial Commentary Columns Written by Willie Ramsey, Editor
We Need to Pray Harder
for Our Country
Nine men and women on the Supreme Court of our land obvi-
ously have supreme power over the feelings and desires of the vast
majority of Americans.
By a vote of 6-3, Monday, the court barred school officials from
letting students lead stadium crowds inr prayer prior to football
games. The high court's ruling simply sates that the Texas school
district's policy violated the constitutionally required separation of
government and religion.
Somewhere along the line these guys and gals must have
missed some of the founding principles upon which our country
was built. I'm sure that the 94% of Texas voters who approved a
non-binding resolution during a Republican primary election sup-
porting student-led prayers are wondering who's in control ....
certainly it's not God! .
Even the U. S. Congress opens their-sessions with prayer. I just
checked one of the coins in my pocket and, yes, it does still say "In
God We Trust" right there on. the front.
An ABC news poll said two-thirds of Americans thought stu-
dents should be allowed to lead in such prayers, but for some rea-
son or another, two-thirds of our high court doesn't agree with the
This is not the first time, nor will it be the last I'm sure, that
the nation's high court and the vast majority of the nation are on
different sides of the fence.
Unfortunately, there's not a' whole lot that canr be done about
it. Most everyone knows the way it works. The president appoints
a replacement judge when a reigning judge either dies or retires.
The candidate is then approved by the U. S. Senate and basically
is there for life ..... They have pretty good job security and ben-
They can be impeached, but in order to do so, malfeasance of
his/her position must be proved. Now, I know if we, the president,,
or any other group could easily sway the high court, then we would
loose one of the checks and balances that are so important in a
But then again, I wonder how free we really are when six
judges' opinions take precedence over the wishes of the vast
majority. It's clear this portion of the constitution has plenty of
room for gray areas and interpretations, or the judges' vote would
not have been 6-3.
I know logic is not something often used by the high courts,
but it just seems to me that if Congress prays to open its sessions,
most state legislative bodies also do the same, and the vast major-
ity of Americans favor the idea of voluntary student-led prayers,
then ma..he the gray areas are a little more black,and. white tban
Gene Stirred the Pot
I had the privilege to see Gene Raffield help his fellow man on
numerous occasions. Whenever there was a need, he and his fam-
ily have always been anxious to help meet it.
The thing that separated Gene from so many others though,
was his desire to be personally involved. During a fund-raising
event for Port St. Joe High School athletics in which he had
jumped at the opportunity to prepare, the world-famous Raffield
family recipe gumbo, Gene and family not only prepared all the
ingredients for the giant pot of gumbo, but "Big Gene" himself
spent'hours standing over.the steamer stirring the pot.. He had to
be assured that' everything turned out to the quality arid: high
'standards of a Raffield family gumbo.
You- see giving of his time and effort to help prepare the meal
wasn't enough for Gene. He gave himself, his very best all the way
down to stirring the pot, and making sure the finished product
passed the taste test; because if it didn't taste, good enough to suit
him, then it wasn't good enough to give away.
We'll miss Gene.
Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert
Keep On The Firing Line'
There .ain't nothing more
entertaining than a good Southern
Baptist Convention. Bless their
. hearts! If they're not fighting over
who is .going to be the next presi-
dent or Paul's thorn in the flesh,
then it's the inerrantt word of God"
question. This year's flap is over
women in the pulpit.
I reckon they figured things
had been a tad slow in the denom-
inational ranks lately and it was
time to stir up the brethren. Well.
I'd say they rustled themselves up
a good one this time
I love Baptists of all kinds!
They can get a little whirlwind
goirig and they don't know when or
where or how to let go. The beauty
is God somehow keeps blessing
'em in spite of themselves
Controversy with them is 'as
natural as a morning sunrise.
Always has been ....
It was snakes back when I was
about ten. They weren't letting'
them preach, mind you. And our
church pretty much passed onthe
whole idea. But we "got wind" that
the little Shiloh Road Independent
Baptist Church would pass
around a fair-sized rattlesnake
dunng the service.
Me and Ricky Gene and
LaRenda and Yogi "had a vision."
"'Mom. some of us 'feel led' to
go out to the Shiloh Baptist
Church next Sunday. They're
kinda small and we thought they'
%would appreciate a surge in atten-
dance. Would it be o.k. il we .
Mother wasn't a preacher. She
did teach Sunday School and
Training Union and she taught a
course on Daniel on Tuesday
nights. She was the president of
We've Lost Another Citizen We Could Hardly A
I'VE GOT SEVERAL sub-
jects I could write about this
week, but most of them can be
left out. .
That's the way it goes.
'Some weeks it's like sweating
blood to come up with a subject
. any subject and some
weeks the subjects are as plen-
tiful as they can be., They won't
TAKE GENE Raffield for.
He was too nice a fellow to
have died so prematurely, and
from such a debilitating dis-,
Two men of top-notch
stature have died within two
weeks. Men we can hardly ,do
Gene was just a prince of a
fellow. He gave away thousands
of pounds of fish-cleaned fish!
He was involved in anything
he was needed in and could do
some good. .
He served some 24 years on
the school board. Gene served
before there was any money in
serving. He served just because
the board needed hin. ,
I remember his business
sponsored a softball team once;
before the fisheries commission
set about to put his business
out of business. His softball
team got the chance to partic-
ipate in the national tourna-
ment. Gene chartered a bus to
send the team to York,
Pennsylvania to participate. He
paid for meals and for lodging
for the team.
He paid my way, too.
He was generous to a fault.
There's no telling how
much he, spent in sending
school classes on trips and ath-
letic teams to tournaments.
GENE HAD A woodworking
shop behind his home. He
would let anybody come by and
use his tools.' He would alsb
build .things for anybody and
buy the lumber himself.
His woodworking shop was
well equipped with almost any
tool a person could need.
I was walking one evening,
when I could still walk, and I
stopped by Gene's workshop to
pass the time of day.
A person was using his
tools and expensive lumber to
make a couple of tone cabinets
for one of the local churches.
He was utilizing about half of
Gene's shop, as well as using
his tools and drawing on his
Gene's ,,advice helped me
out on occasion, too.
He was available for almost
anyone at almost any time.
GENE WOULD HIRE almost
anybody in his fishery that
needed a job.
Before his business burned
the., first time, he had nearly
200 people on the payroll.
Many of them were unable to
get jobs elsewhere.
Almost all the expansion
Gene would do at his "fish
house" was to give someone
He couldn't say "no."
When' the Florida Fisheries
Commission was giving him so
much trouble and when' his
firm, suffered two disastrous
fires, Gene was right back -in
business"the following day. He
wasn't as large'as' before,' but,
he was providing jobs to as
many as he could:
He was always providing
jobs to as many as he possibly
THE TOWN WILL miss
Gene Raffield and Jake Belin
more than you know. They were
both gigantic men in more ways
than' one '
Gene fought the "battle of
the bulge" all his life. 'He even
stopped/coming to Kiwanis
Club weekly meetings because
he couldn't turn down the
meals he would come in contact
with. He would, brag every time
the W\UlL and she organized the
Prayer-Watch program. She w.as
on the church council and some-
how she never rotated off the norm-
inating or the kitchen committees.
She "did" Vacation Bible Sch6ool
and Teen-Alert. Mom took food, to
every sick person in town regard-
less of, their religious, or non-reli-
gious, persuasion. Every visiloi-
automatically came home with us
for Sunday dinner. She hosted tie
cottage prayer meetings at ouir
house on Thursday nights. She
drove the tractor ori the church
hay rides "
I don't think iny Mother had
time to be a preacher!
"Son, we need to worship ,.
our own church."
rP:And she didn't :truck muoh
discussion, on where we were .or
how we spent our Sundays.&
I was nearly fifteen before'I
made it out' to the Shiloh 'Rotd
Baptist Church. They were holding
their seifi-annual revival., and
Ricky, Gene heard they had'added
several more snakes. We settled in
about mid-way 'back in one of
those long pews and joined in qn
When the roll is called up yonder
They, finished the announce-
ments, thamked all the visitors for*
"seeing fit" to worship with them
and cut down on Oh. who ti.ill
come and go with me. I am bot.id
for the promise land ....
Yogi leaned over and whis-
pered, "This ain't no different.than
our church:" "
'We were all a little disappoinT-
'Course, we couldn't leave. We
knew better than' that! So -we
turned over to,page' 333 and con-
tinued in song. We were downrto
the third verse, Just a few mtre
weary days. and then, I'll...l.Jy
away To a land where juy
never ends .
SFolks, Mr. Ernie Critzer came
out of one of those si de doqrs hold-
ing up.,,about the, biggest rat-
tiesqpak tJw.- sIe, of Alpia ,
My heart leaped! And bef9ge
we finished the last chorus-ilis
wife entered through that same
door with: a snake in:both handpI
Members up in" the first' rowv
got to "laying on hands." After 'i r
initial shock, me and Ricky Gene
and Yogi and LaRerida were cran-
irig our necks to take it all ilm-t
was pretty neat. 'And I've got efo
admit, those people had faith!'4 -"
We were- enjoying tlis
immensely until they started
passing the snakes around! '
They were handing. them doq
collection plate! "Yogi. what are we
going to qco? Yog?, .. Yogi? .,
Yogi had flown away!
"Ricky Gene," I turned to, e
side-Ripky" w&s oni tee foor, n
his stomach, back pedaling toward
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
he. would manage to lose a
pounId or two., ,
.. He was cursed with a good
.appetite 'andi everythihg,(he ate
turned to even more weight. --
It's a pity that his disease
'cause hin to' shed the pouhds
he wanted to 'lose all his'life'
GENE HAD FEELINGS' for
his family, too., He had, a good
family and he loved them each
and every One. He didn't negleet
a single one., ..
It. was, only two. or there
Seeks ago that ,:pne of, his
,grandchildren was dedicated to
the Lord by his son' and ,he
wife. -, ... .' '
Gene Was in the .church
service at whi6h the dedication
took place. He didn't look as if
he felt' like attending,, but he
was there for the entire service
and he paused to speak to
'everyone who wanted to greet
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2000 i..i
Alfred I. duPont Foundation
Contributes $20,000 to Scout Hut
The Alfred I. duPont
Foundation provided a major shot
in the arm to the J. T. Simpson
Scouting Building with a $20,000
Port St. Joe Rotary Club
members have been working
toward completion of the
bopys'/girls' scouting complex for
several months. The building is
currently dried in through the
contributions of the Rotary Club,
bther civic organizations, local
businesses, arid other donors.
FOunds had pretty much been
exhausted at the time the build-
itig was dried in and additional
funds were being sought.
" Club President Doug Kent
recognized the generous contribu-
tion and thanked the foundation
fr .the funds.
. Kiwanis Club President Keith'
Jones also came bearing gifts for
the scouting program. Jones pre-
sented Rotarians $2,199 from the
Kiwanis Club to purchase and
install windows for the new build-
Club members expect the new
funds to come close to finishing
the bulk of the construction pro-
ject. The building will cost some-
,where in the neighborhood of
$65,000 when complete.
Scholz Shares Program
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Iiane Scholz presented the pro-
gram to the club outlining some of
the difficulties In economic devel-
She asked the club members
to'-place themselves in the posi-
tion of company
locate in Gulf Cou
come to Gulf Co
jobs if you knew y
be put through t
year and a half?"
just such a proje
all the permittin
mits has made fi
SShe said the
In early JanuaryI
would have accoi
Duke Jones and Dougkent County commissioners are in the process of seeking funding to shore up pilings under the
'Lake Grove Road Bridge (Dam Road Bridge). Extreme low waters have revealed areas of concern as'
ies wishing to to this point had it not been lbr existing pilings are showing wear and corrosion. The board reduced weight limits on the bridge to
anty, "Would you the tenaciousness of John Dixon 30 tons during a special meeting Monday.
iunty and bring (company president)." Scholz .... .
uou were going to said. 1 county boat ramp along the Gulf canal, and will be seeking permis-
he ringers. for a She also noted that a number IW O K S County Canalnear the George G. sion from the Florida Department
of prospects are currently receiv- :. W JA A Tapper Bridge on the Highland of Transportation to use the old.
Sing assistance. and emphasis Page 1 View side (west) of the waterway. Highway 98 right-of-way for park-
ed that Gulf being placed on industrialjobs for The county owns a small strip ing. as recommended, by
Hiding has been the area. ($38,000) to look at locating a of property that stretches to the Commissioner Tommy Knox.
ct. Dealing with
and DEP per-
or a long drawn
1999. "We never
Wilder spoke of Gene's amaz-
Ing positive attitude. "In the after-
math of two devastating fires at
their business, his attitude was
simply, "Thank goodness no one
Was hurt, we'll start rebuilding as
"soon as the flames cool.' "
Bob Jones shared that the
'Southeastern Fisheries Associa-
lfion only recently established the
:'"Gene Raffield Humanitarian
'AWard." The annual presentation
will be made to the person or com-
'pany who does the most to help
those in need.' '" : "'' .
S'' iGene's sons,' Eugene and
andy, recently travelled to Key
West to receive the first presenta-
Sftbn of this award on behalf of
Stieir father, the first recipient.
t' One .of, Raffield's greatest
blisiness' accomplishments also
,seemed to be one of the things
-that made Raffield Fisheries a tar-
-get or litmus test for any fishing
rule and law that came into being,
as he helped build one of the
.largest fisheries in .Ithe
Southeastern United States. and
throughout the world.
The firm has. since been
involved in numerous battles over
fishermen's rights to make a living
plying their trade. Through it all,
and often using unheard of, inno-
'Vative and original ideas and
methods, the giant seafood plant
continued to endure.
Jones pointed out that Gene
was an innovator who was always
ready to try any idea to improve
fishing or fish processing.
Some of those ideas stretched
the imagination. After the net lim-
itation constitutional amendment
was voted into place, Gene was
remarking over the irony of it, as
the company was beginning its
jellyfish processing active ties.
He talked about how products
that were once thought to be
,"trash fish" or a nuisance to fish-
;iermen were now a mainstay of the
; company's operations.
"Who would have .ever imag-
ined we would be catching jelly-
fish for a living," he exclaimed.
Just as adversities didn't
dampen Gene's spirits, Wilder
noted that "the disease (cancer)
took Gene, but it never daunted
his spirit." :
Bill Holten noted as hundreds
of folks gathered around Gene's
family at the grave site in Holly
Hill Cemetery, 'This just goes to
prove that people aredrawn to
goodness like a magnet."
Nearly every person in Gulf
.County and many beyond, have
been touched by the generosity of
Gene Raffield. There is no telling
how many tons of fish he and his
family have given to folks in need
and for various fund raisers.
As Jones pointed out, "The
Ralfield imprint will be forever on
Port St. Joe."
'(From Page 2) GC Commissioner
the door! Receive Certification
Wouldn't you know it? 'They
started the biggest snake in the
place down our row!
The choir broke into, Have
'you been to Jesits for the cleans-
ing pow'r? Are you washed in the
blood of the Lamb? Are you fully
'trusting, in His grace this hour?
Are you washed, .. .
,. They handed that big Amarillo
..boy to the little guy next to me!
That thing was snarling and hiss-
* ing! He, looked over at me and
stuck out his tongue..
Let me tell you what-I wasn't
worried about what they were vot-
ring on at the Southern Baptist
'Convention. I wasn't interested in
debating who exactly it 'was that
-penned Hebrews. I wasn't concen-
-trating on predestination or free
V:ill. And I didn't care who was
.going to be the greatest when He
came into his kingdom!
-: I was down to where the rub-
-ber meets Jehovah!
All of a sudden I remembered
that' hand, painted sign up on
Culver Mountain where the road
near 'bout runs off the cliff, You
Know the one, it reads Get Right
I got to focusing on the
Cornerstone! I know Daniel got
^help in the lions' den. And so did
Ithe Hebrew childrennin the fiery
furnace. I was trying to-recall all I
: could about Jonah being delivered.
I was looking)around for a jawbone
of an ass.
I did have enough presence of
mind to remember my manners.
"LaRenda, it's ladies first."
Hide Me, Rock of Ages,
SGulf County, Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jri has earned' his
".-Certified County Commissioner"
designation by successfully com-
pleting the Florida Counties
Foundation's (FCF) Commissio-
ners Voluntary Certification
Program. One of 16 graduates
that make up the spring graduat-.
ing class, Commissioner Peters
joins the distinguished few that
have earned their certification
since the program's inception in
The graduation' ceremony
took place in June at the FAC's
Annual Conference held in
Orange County (Orlando), on
June 21 through 23. Commis-
sioner Peters was recognized
before FAC's full 'membership and
presented his graduation certifi-
cate. In addition, graduates were
highlighted in the July/August
issue of Florida Counties maga-
zine, a publication of the Florida
Association of Counties (FAC).
The County Commissioners
Voluntary Certification Program is
designed to provide county com-
missioners with an overview of
many facets of county govern-
ment, as well as help them better
understand and implement their
duties and responsibilities as a
county commissioner. The thirty-
hour program generally takes
eighteen to twenty-four months to
t. ...Worshp atuputhe..
Churc of our
*;.'- m et wa* ..... TI '
M MondayJuly 3rd
Frank Pate Park
.... .* .* ,, T ^ .-
Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. ET
Fireworks begin at Dark (approximately 9:00 p.m.)
Recognition of Our Veterans Live Band
7 Seed Spittin' Contest Ar Food Booths
BEGIN AT .SackRace
Look Out! Something Exciting Is
Coming to Port St. Joe During Our
4th of July Celebration!.
We want to DO.. Starts at 7:00
invite all / ".Complete with
Veterans to pirate ship!
ttend as our -
)ecal guests A MUST SEE for the
d honored at entire family
)0 p.m. at the Sponsored by the Port St. Joe Merchants,
)y's activities, Association, Gulf County Tourism Development
Committee & The City Of Port St. Joe
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2000
Brooke Hysmith, along with
Mr. and Mrs. Terry C. Watson
would like to announce the forth-
coming marriage of her mother
and their daughter, Stephanie
Ann Watson, to Timothy Gerald
Conducted In PSJ
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting
Neighborhood Outreach on June
28th in North Port St. Joe, They
will be going from door to door giv-
ing out information about the
many available services for people
60 and over by the Gulf County
Hysmith, the son of James
Hysmith of Wewahitchka and
Teresa Castenda of Lynn Haven.
The bride is the granddaugh-
ter of Curtis Watson and the late
Francis Watson of White City and
Mary Roberts and the late Harley
"Snag"' Roberts of Port St. Joe.
The groom is a 1996 graduate
of Wewahitchka High School. He
is the. grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Jake Hysmith and Ann Hysmith
of Wewahitchka and Martha Davis
and the late Elbert Davis of
An August 12th wedding is
planned at the White City Baptist
Church at 2:00 p.m.
The annual Nelson Reunion
will be held Saturday, July 1st, at
m the Civic Center in Alford. This is
Irk the Edward Dinson Nelson family
reunion. Edward Dinson and
Sarah Ann Register Nelson had 10
children born in the Washington
S,'., > County area. The children
included Luvenia Nelson Tharp
(Charles), Everetta Nelson
I Anderson (Charles). Louella
SNelson Kent (Wesley), Rasmus D.
_4l & T om pNelson (Nettie. Hopkins), Ida
S. Nelson Shores (Joseph),. Lavonia
Nelson Williams (Richard), Lillian
Nelson Peel (John). ,John H.
Nelson (Eugenia Horn), Clyde E.
S Nelson (Mary Williams), Lena E.
Nelson Grimes (loses).
This reunion is for*' their
descendants and friends.
: Everyonrie is welcome to attend.
S Alford is located about seven
miles south of Cottondale on
," ', Highway 231. Bring food and
drinks. Plates, cups and ice will
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Alan Thompson be furnished.
Brownell & Thompson Wed SunBridge To Host
Family Appreciation Day
On June 15th Rita Faye
Brownell and Gary Alan
Thompson were united in mar-
riage. The double ring ceremony
was held on the island of Oahu at
the Kualoa Ranch, Moli', Gardens.
The newlyweds: plan to .visit the
islands of Hawaii during their
honeymoon; Upon return, the
couple will reside at their resi-
dents in Wewahitchka.
Rita is currently employed as
a registered nurse at Gulf Coast
Medical Center. She is the daugh-
ter of Michael Burton of
Wewah tchka. and Vickie and
Tommy Groves of Birmingham,
Gary is employed as market-
ing director of C&C
Manufacturing in Panama City.
He is the son of Harold Tholmpson
of Wewahitchka and Josephine
Thompson of San Antonio, Texas.
The newlyweds would like to
invite all family and friends to
their upcoming wedding party.
The event is scheduled for Friday,
June 30, at 7:00 p.m. at' the
Wewahitchka Community Center.
Timothy Gerald Hysmith-Stephanie Ann Watson
In appreciation for the fami-
lies who give the residents and
staff at SunBridge support and
love throughout the year;
SunBridge Care and Rehab.
Center for Bay St. Joseph is host-
ing an Hawaiian Family Apprecia-
tion Day on Thursday. June 29,
from 1:010 a.m. until 7:00.p.m.
The day will be filled with
games, music, pirates, door
prizes, and end with a pork roast
at 6:00 p.m. If.you have family or
loved ones at SunBridge please
come join in the fun with us.: Wear
your favorite Hawaiian shirt. Stay
part of the day or all day. If plan-
ning to join us for the meal at 6:00
p.m., please R.S.V.P. by June 23
and speak to Sherri Bowen,
Debora Butz or Amber Eldridge at.
Advertising Needs .
Anthony Dwight Cutler.^
Steven Cutler ,is proud. to
announce the birth of his brother.
Anthony Dwight .Cutler. Anthpny
was born on May 20 at Gulf Coast
Hospital. He weighed in at sLx
pounds,. 6.7 ounces and was. 19
inches long ..
Anthony is the son of Chris
and Cathie Cutler of Panama City
and the, grandfathers are Jerry
Clift of Panama City and Dwight
Cutler of Clearwater. The two late
grandmothers are Betty Clift of
Port St. Joe and Marie Hood of
Port St. Joe Lodge No. '.111
Reg. Stated Communication
G'; 1st & 3rd Thursday ofeacch
S-nonth, 8:CO p.m..Masonlc Hall.
214 Reid Ave. Larry McArdle, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
LOTS OF SUMMER COLOR
HIBISCUS, OLEANDER, MANIDEVILLA,
HUMMINGBIRD & BUTTERFLY
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL!
LANTANA & HOMESTEAD VERBENIA
New Summer Line From
Has Arrived ,
Now Open on Sundays
O 7 Days a Week ,
8 a.m. 4 p.m. ET '
V o located behind Fantasy Properties at o
o 2221 CR C-30 850.229.7170 a
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f Vi-J P n r (? ^iy -- a
John Rodrick Thornton Herrika Lea Lovett
Thornton-Lovett To Be Wed
Ricky and .Brenda Lovett of
Chipley announce the engage-
ment and forthcoming marriage of
their daughter, Herrika Lea, to
John Rodrick Thornton, son of
John Thornton of Enterprise and
Julie Meinhardt of Cottondale.
Grandparents of the bride-
elect are Sam and Nellie Mitchell
of Vernon, and James M.. and
Minnie Lee Lovett of Port St. Joe.
A graduate of Vernoh High
School, Herrika received a bache-
lor of science degree in Civil
Engineering from Florida State
University in 1999. She is
employed with Metric Engineering
in Panama City as a Design
The prospective groom is the
grandson of led antad ivioaiyn
Meinhardt of Cottondale, and
Lawrence and Mary Thornton of
Roddy is a graduate of
Tallavana Christian School in
Quincy and is currently attending
Chipola Jr., College..majoring in
The wedding will take place at
6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 5,
at New Life Fellowship Assembly
of God in Chipley
.A reception will follow at
Courts of -Praise Church in
No local in ilations are being
sent. All trends and family are
cordially invited to attend.
ANNUAL FIREWORKS FUNDRAISER!
(Wear a Pirates costume)
Monday, JULY 3RD 8PM TO MIDNIGHT
Port St. Joe Marina
*Fireworks & Cannon display
*Pirate Ship Tour
*Live Entertainm ent
*Food & Drinks
$10. per Adult at Gate 4
$20. Combination Ticket
includes: Pirate Ship Ride to
view Fireworks & Pirates Ball
For More Information
Call 227-9393 or 229-6330
,. J. O J
St. Joe (o./fuido, :.
Bill&Dine Peevy/Century 21/Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.
Port St Joe Mrina.. Dockside Cafe Black's Island Outlilters ,
PorTside 1Tracing Co.
Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
328 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
850-227-1950 fax 227-3639
*Unique Gift Items
Home, Decor Antiques
New Shipment of Prints
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054
Large Selection of Wedding
and Other Gifts
Bridal Registry Paintings.
* Clothes Furniture & Accessories
*Beanie Babies and Much More!
HOURS: Tues. Sat., 10:00 6:00
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054
7 miles n. of Wewo, Hwy. 73 Drive a fitfle, Sove o "ot!
c t -00--
Dixie Theatre Presents
"The Woman In Black"
i,. The Dixie Theatre is present-
Ing the play "The Woman In
1Black" starting June 22. This
.:. play, adapted by Stephen Malla-
'Jatt from the book by Susan Hill,
tLkes place in a small Victorian
Arthur Kipps, a middle-aged
-'solicitor, hires a theatre and the
services of a professional actor to
ri'help him re-enact and thereby
hopefully exorcise a ghostly event
which befell him many years pre-
S iously with horrifying and tragic
From the cluttered stage,
SKpps begins to read his story:
..painfully.. self-consciously and
hesitantly at first, but coached by.
the actor and aided by theatrical
artifice, he grows in confidence
and ability as he assumes a vari-
ety of roles and the play moves
from narration to enactment.
-- The actor portrays the young
Kipps, sent north by his London
-'flrm to settle the estate of an
elIderly recluse, late Mrs. Drablow,
in whose isolated marshland
house Kipps encounters the
Woman in Black.
A macabre sequence of events
is unleashed, which culminate in
a'* truly chilling twist in the plays
: final moments.
Randy Thompson, an actor
newly relocated to Apalachicola,
portrays the tormented Arthur.
Joshua Stadelmyer, who
-holds a. Master of Arts in Theatre
'rom the University of Florida, is
the young actor.
S.': The play is directed by Robert
Gretta, who was a member of the
A1999 Dixie Theatre Company.
This play is part of the Dixie
Theater Summer Repertory,
: 'which performs every Thursday,
'" riday. and Saturday evening at.
-'*B:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30
p.m. through September.
For more Information and
reservations, call the Dixie The-
itre box office In historic
_-Wewa Classes To
The Wewahitchka High School
classes of 1959. 1960. 1961. and
1962 will be jointly holding their
class reunion on Saturday, June
24th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..
CT at the Wewa Elementary
School commons area. Everyone
who is associated with or friends
(I with these class members feel free
to stop by and say hello.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2000 PAGE 5A
Kids Can Have Fun and Learn
Visit 4-H Centers In July To Find New
Get ready campers, summer-
time is here. It's time to pack your
sunscreen and swimsuit, and get
ready for a new adventure at one
of the four 4-H centers in Florida.
Organizers say the possibili-
ties are as endless as your imagi-
nation. You can choose from
forestry camp, marine camp, or
an environmental "ed-venture."
Owl prowls, canteens, "sing-a-
longs, and canoeing are just a few
of the activities planned.
Why go to camp? "You can see
the natural Florida and make new
friends while having a good time."
Jasmin Jermanie Thomas, Jr.
Jasmine Jermanriie Thomas,
Jr. will turn one on June 26th. He
will celebrate with a Blues Clues
Party with Family and Friends.
Jasmin Thomas, Jr. is the son
of Jasmin Thomas, Sr. and
Shancerrea March. He is the
grandson of Linda Green and
Rnell Thomas and the great-
grandson of the late Black Jack
George Thomas and Maddie
Thomas and Dora Walker.
City of MB Deployed
New Artificial Reefs
The City of Mexico Beach suc-
cessfully deployed two new artifi-
cial reefs in the "Bell Shoal Site"
on June 14th. The sites are
located about four miles from
Mexico Beach in about 22 feet of
water. Each site, consists of 35
reefballs. The deployment makes
eight reef sites added to this area
and should help relieve some of
the pressure on the wreck of the
"Vamar" or Lumbership as most
locals know it.
Thanks for all the support for
the MBARA and City of Mexico
Beach. The funds used to con-
struct these reefs (S25.000) were
grant funds the city received from
state and federal programs
Site 1: 29 55.354: 85 29.094
Site 2; 29 54.486: 85 28.461
Each deployment was made
Need Extra Cash?
Place your Classified
Ad With Us!
said Wendy Zimmerman, program
director at the Ocala 4-H center.
"Sometimes, I think parents are
surprised to hear that kids want
to come to camp, but a lot of them
do. I've seen kids make friends at
camp and become pen pals."
Hailing from across the sun-
;`shine state and around the globe,
this year's staff are ready to have
f, un and help campers explore the
natural world around them. Eight
staffers spread among the four 4-
H centers are from overseas, offer-
ing kids the opportunity to
interact with people from other
Teen Pregnancy p #9
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 children's sexual 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 becom-
ing pregnant before they've grown
This week's tip # 9 Know
what your kids are watching,
reading, and listening to. The
media (television, radio, movies,
music videos, magazines, the
Internet) are chocked full of mate-
rial sending the wrong messages.
Sex rarely has meaning,
unplanned pregnancy seldom
happens, and few people having
sex ever seem to be married or
even especially committed to any-
one. It this consistent with your
expectations and values? If not, it
is important to talk with your chil-
dren about what the media por-
tray and what you think about it.
11 certain programs or movies
offend you, say so. and explain
why. Be "media literate"-think
about what you and your family
are watching and reading.
Encourage your kids to think crit-
ically: ask them what they think
about the programs they watch
and the music they listen to.
You can always turn the TV
off, cancel subscriptions, and
place certain movies off limits.
You will probably not be able to
fully control what your children
see and hear, but you can cer-
tainly make your views known
and control your own home envi-
In 1999, Davida Byrd
Scholarship Foundation awai-ded
seven scholarships. The recipients
were; Farica S. Quinn, Phaidra L
Spires, James W. Daniels,
Roderick C. Chambers, Latrika J.
Quinn, Kiki P. Williams, and
The 2000 Award Celebration
will be held on August 13, at the
New Bethel AM&E Methodist
Church on Avenue C at 3:00 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.
S The Davida Byrd Scholarship
Foundation membership is. open
to the public.' Donations and
membership applications are wel-
comed. To make a tax deductible
donation write or phone: The
Davida Byrd Scholarship
Foundation. Inc., Post Office Box
173, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or call
The 4-H centers are part of
the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences. UF professors, help
design the interactive activities
and make sure that everything is
up-to-date with the latest
"We really provide a lot for
kids to learn about and explore at
our 4-H centers," said Jerry
Culen, an associate professor in
the UF department of. family,
youth and community, sciences.
Culen oversees the 4-1H summer
environmental education pro-
grams. "This, is a great opportu-
nity for a child to be outdoors and
to learn something new.".
Listed below are the dates and
cost of camps.
Cost $175 per camper, ages 8-8
* Cloverleaf 4-H Center, July 5
through 8, located in
Highlands County near Lake
Ocala 4-H Center, July 9
through 14, located in Lake
County near Umatilla;
Ocala 4-H Center. July 23
through 28, located, in Lake
County near Umatilla.
Cost: $20 (note: remainder of
camper.fee is donated by the
Alfred I. Dupont Foundation)
Ages 13-18 only
* Timpoochee 4-H Center, July 5
through 28 located in Okaloosa
County near Destin.
Cost $175, ages 8-18
* State Marine Institute,
Timpoochee 4-H Center, July
10 through 14, located in
Okaloosa County near Destin;
* Marine Camp, Timpoochee 4-H
Center, July 24 through 28,
located in Okaloosa County
near Destin. .
The cost of these camps
include meals ard lodging for one
camper and include summer
camp t-shirt. Campers- should be
at least eiplht years old by
September 1. 1999 to participate
unless otherwise indicated.
To see the 4-H Centers online
and get registration information.
visit the web site at http://4h.ilas
.ufl.edu. Contact your local
county cooperative extension
office about available 4-H summer
educational opportunities in your
area. Many county 4-H programs
offer local da\ camps in addition
to residential camping.
Furniture Collectibles *. Art Lamps
Clocks Jewelry Gemtirons Gold and Sil7''r
And Much, 3cli Aic ore! .
Happy 2nd Birthday
We Love You
Mrn. d i6-25-00am
Shezad Sanaullah, MD, FACC
Specializing in Diseases of the Heart
Board Certified in Cardiology and Internal Medicine
Brings the Convenience of Mobile Cardiovascular Services
Providing All of Your Cardiovascular Needs Including In-
Office including: Nuclear Testing, Bone Scans, Liver Scans, Hyda
Scans, Renal Scans, Cardiac Scans and to include Evaluation and
Treatment of High Blood Pressure, Vascular and Cholesterol Disorders.
4 convenient locations to serve you:
74 Sixteen Street
Highway 90, East
Port St. Joe
190 Lightkeepers Road
424 Burns Avenue
By Appointment 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
In addition, we will provide the following cardiac services at your location with
our mobile cardiovascular service:
*Congestive Heart Failure
*Wall Motion & Thickness
*Recent or Recurring
Helen Nitsios, M.D.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine .
Dr. Nitsios is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She offers full
primary care services, including acute visits, routine physicals.
and treatment of chronic adult medical illness such as diabetes,
lung disorders, high blood pressure, heart problems, and stomach
and intestinal disorders, just to name a few. She is especially
interested in preventative medical services for both men and
women, which include screenings for osteoporosis and breast cer-
vical, colon, and prostate cancers. For specialty care, Dr. Nitsios
coordinates referrals to specialists in Panama City and
Dr. Nitsios went to medical school at New York Medical
College and the University of Maryland. She subsequently com-
pleted a three-year internal medicine training program at the
University of Maryland.
Specializing in adult medicine and providing all your pri-
mary care needs.
3 convenient locations to serve you:
All services will be performed by a Nationally Registered Personnel and studies
are interpreted by Board Certified Cardiologists and Radiologists.
102 SE Avenue B 74 Sixteenth Street
Port St. Joe
190 Lightkeeper Drive
By appointment 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2000
As over 1.5 million first-time
freshmen head to college this fall,
moms shed tears, fathers clutch
their wallets, and students juggle
excitement and fear. Even though
leaving for college is one of life's
expected transitions; parents and
students need to prepare to
ensure a positive experience.
Monica Groves, dean of stu-
dent development at Northwest-
ern College in Saint Paul,
Minnesota, .advises incoming
freshmen to look at the college
experience as a big move. "After
living in the routine of your par-
ents, you are now living in the
routine of the college community..
It's a whole mindset move.
Research the location, community
services, even the living space."
It's also a move into the rela-
tive unknown that challenges
comfort zones. "Don't be ashamed
or embarrassed if you feel totally
clueless," she continues. "It's like
walking into a 14-story building
for the first time and someone
At Gulf Coast CC
Gulf Coast Community
College's Business and Industry
Training Office is offering the fol-
lowing courses in July.
Advanced Windows 98 Course
"Windows 98- Beyond the
Basics" will focus on' using
advanced Windows 98 to manage
drivers with systems tools, create
advanced shortcuts, launch keys
and run DOS applications from
within Windows 98. Classes will
be held ori July 14 and 15 from
6:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday and
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. "bon
Saturday. The cost is $38. and
pre-registration is required. Call
(850)872-3823, or (800)311-3685,
extension 3823 for more informa-
Non-Credit. Computer Classes
Non-credit computer classes
will be offered as follows:
*Microsoft Word, Level. I on
July 14 through July 16, cost
*Microsoft Excel, Level II on
July 14 through July 16, cost
All classes will be held from
6:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Friday,
8:30 a.m until 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, and 1:30 until 4:30
p.m. Sunday. Registration is from
8:00 a.m until 5:15 p.m. Monday
through Thursday and Friday
from 8:00 a.m. Until 3:30 p.m. at
the Lifelong Learning registration
desk on the second floor of the
Student Union East Building. Call
(850) 872-3823 or (800) 311-
3685, extension 3823 for more
information. Pre-registration is
Insurance Agents Continuing
Insurance continuing educa-
tion courses are offered as follows:
*Legal Aspects and
Regulation of Insurance, July 18
from 8:00 a.m-. until 12:00 p.m.,
*Rules and Regulations Part
III, July 18.from 1:00 until 3:00
p.m., cost $11;
*Ethics, Errors and
Omissions, July 18 from 3:00
until 5:00 p.m., cost $11;
*Garage Program, July 20
from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m..
cost $29. .
Call (850) 872-3823 or (800)
311-3685, extension 3823 for
more, information. Pre-registra-
tion is required. !
Weekend AutoDesk Animator
The "Autodesk Animator
Using 3D Studio Max" is a hands-
on course designed to introduce
the features and functionality of
3D Studio Max software. Students
will learn how to set up and view
a 3D scene and discover the basic
of hierarchy and animation. This
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asks you for a list of what Is on
each floor." The key is to remem-
ber that there are people at the
college readily available who
understand your feelings and are
there to help.
"Use these resources, ask
questions, and seek information.
It's not a sign of weakness, but a
sign of maturity to seek
The college transition will be
smoother when freshmen con-
sider the following:
Learn laundry basics before
going to college.
Open a checking account at a
local bank. A local address is
wise for doing business in the
community, and the bank can
be a source for future college or
Check with other students or
do research on transportation
to grocery. stores, malls,
Don't skimp on nutrition to cut
costs. Food service participa-
tion is essential for good nutri-
tion. A steady diet of cheap
junk food only results in ill-
ness, missed classes and
The amount of reading is one of
the biggest shocks to freshmen.
Learn basic speed-reading and
S Study Advice
Even though it appears many
students go to college for the
social life, the academic perspec-
tive eventually takes precedence.
Groves says the college experience
needs to be considered a full-time
job. Most colleges use the ratio of
two hours of study to one hour in
class, which averages out t.o an
When eating, sleeping and
recreation are factored-in as nec-
essary constants; not much time
is left. While many students need
a part-time job to pay for their
education, Groves recommends
working not more than 10 hours a
week. "If you can handle both the
full-time college experience and
part-time work, a job is good
experience and teaches you how
to handle money and manage
"It's up to you and you alone
to get to class. No one is going to
force you," she continues. "If you
miss a class to sleep-in or run
around with friends, you're throw-
ing away tuition, plus falling
behind in already-tight schedules
and overwhelming reading assign-
Dr. Jacqueline Glenny, asso-.
ciate professor of communication
at Northwestern College, stresses
time management. "Schedule
laundry, cleaning the dorm room,
shopping, cooking, even sleeping.
No one is going to tell you when to
go to bed, so it's easy to stay up
late.". She suggests joining study
groups that have a definite study
focus. "It's better to use class-
)mmon Sense Ease the Transition t,
mates, not friends where studying
often turns to socialization. Seek
out the "A" students, those who
speak up and have the right
answers in class."
Glenny says students have to
be their own spokesperson.
"Parents can't step in for you by,
going to the professors every time
there's a problem. You need to.
talk to the professors yourself. .
Don't be intimidated by them."
Changes In Family Dynamics
The transition to college isn't
limited to the students. Parents
and siblings also experience grow-
When Glenny's two daugh-
ters, Courtney and Brittany, left
for college, she and her husband,
Dr. W. Edward Glenny, were
amazed how quiet the house
became. "We went for'days with-
out the phone ringing. Our food
bill was cut in half and food was
spoiling in the refrigerator." When
Holly Butler left for college her
'parents, Phil and Jeannette,
noticed the loss of their house-
hold's third driver. "It became a
struggle to' get everyone where
they were supposed to' be in a
timely fashion," explains
Jeannette. While Holly's parents
found it hard to leave her at col-
.lege that first time, her siblings
experienced changes in their rela-
tionships. Holly and her 16-year-
old sister, Mindi, actuallygrew
closer despite the separation.
While ,13-year-old Dale was lonely
for Holly at first, he soon found a
new companion in Mindi. The
Glennys rebuilt their togetherness
and found themselves talking
more. "In a sense, it was like we
were first married. It was easier to
keep the house clean, no one was
asking to borrow the car, there
was less laundry and more leisure
Often the child's departure
leaves a gap parents try to fill with
work, church, community service,
hobbies, etc., explains Dr. Don
Johnsqni, professor of psychology
at Northwestern College. A couple
needs to develop shared interests
separate from the, children long
before the children leave home.
"Not only do you need to work on
the parent-child relationship, but
the parent-parent relationship,"
he says. He explains that without
shared. interests, couples often
seek out interests separately and:
end up creating a new gap, this';
time between each other.
The issue of parenting from.ha
distance also needs to be consid-',
ered. "We get a late night phone
call and our first response Is to
run to their aid, but we resist and&.
'let them solve their own prob-'
lems," Glenny says. Yet she real-i
izes her daughters are on the;
brink of two worlds. "At times they
want to be independent and don't'
want our help. At other times they.
Visits home for the holidays
or summer vacation are: another
transition. "Clearly communicate
expectations," Johnson advises.
"Don't make it a power struggle or
are bursting out all over when
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control issue; kids see through
that." He explains that' even
though curfews won't work any-
more, parents are entitled to know
their children's whereabouts just
as children need to know their
parents' whereabouts. "How
would the kids like it if they kept
calling their parents and find out
from the neighbors that they are
on vacation for six weeks. It's sim-
ple courtesy and common sense
and gives all a sense of security."
Glenny agrees. "We talk about
expectations, such as knowing
when and where they are going.
Yet when discipline is needed-if
they cross boundaries or push
limits-we hold back tuition or
Homesickness can be
expected during tlfe first term,
Johnson says. "The student needs
to connect with someone right
away-a friend, a church. Try to
get involved in at least one
If there are still adjustment
problems after one term, parents
need to consider it may be more
than just homesickness, he con-
tinues. It could be an indication of
a more serious problem such as
sexual harassment, depression or
learning problems. "Talk to the
child; try to figure out what is
bothering them; discuss options."
If talking doesn't yield
answers, parents may need to
contact the college for insight.
Johnson adds that most parents
know what to expect from their
children regarding adjustments
and know instinctively where to
draw the line in making the col-
lege transition. Glenny believes
that if parents have been raising
their children to be responsible
adults, "it all kicks in once they
are on their own."
"Holly was ready to go," Butler
affirms. "She could cope with the
hectic schedule. All during junior
high and high school her schedule
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"I' spent a lot of time in prayer'-,
and in the professor's office,%1AJ
Holly says. "Their doors were 96
always open for questions and' '
they were willing to help. The *'
biggest shock was the grading,-,
scale. I could no longer get an "A'
with a 95%. The profs had very,
high expectations. I remember
complaining about a seven-page
paper due the second week of,,.
school." Glenny adds, "College,i.
teaches basic life skills: keeping,
track of keys, ,room deposits,,.
security issues, deadlines.
Going to college and livingri
with a roommate is .also, great,.-
experience for marriage, another;.
of life's transitions!" she smiles. ;.
This fall freshmen across the
country will load their cars, leave
families behind and embark din'-
their own into the unknown col-'^)
lege- experience. How well stai?-'
dents and parents prepare for this "
transition depends on advance
planning and research.
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tion project to be $495,375. The
project is divided into two phases.
The historical grant applied for
($300,000) will fund the first
phase of the improvement and
willtinclude the following:
*electric power upgrade, $80,000
*HVAC system (A/C & heat),
*electric light upgrade, $40,000
-'Matching funds from the city
wil- be provided by in kind ser-
vices from the City of Port St. Joe,
Preble Rish, Inc., Florida Power
Corporation, and St. Joe Natural
Gas Company, totalling an addi-
tional- $50,760, to do demolition
antd removal work, roof repair,
harddicap access improvements,
and contract administration.
.Actual grant writing and
preparation has been provided at
no .cost to the City by Ralph
Roberson, CPA and Citizens
Federal Savings Bank.
'The Centennial Committee
will not know the outcome of the
grant application until the
) Bureau of Historical Preservation
C~nmittee meets in Tallahassee
i1 September of this year to
rttew all grant applications
received. If approved, the first
pjtase of improvements should be
co pleted by March 1, 2001.
SThe committee will seek addi-
tlqnal grants/funding for the sec-
ond phase, which includes:
plumbing upgrade, fire protection
(sgpinkler system), exterior finish,
littrior finish, refinishing floors,
aiUstical improvements, stage
lighting improvements, restroom
.grades, insulation, sealing win-
d6os, and new doors.
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Improved functionality of the
Centennial Building will allow use
for the following:
*Promotion of historical signifi-
cance of the site to visitors and
*Cultural events-concerts, pro-
grams, annual art and history
*Use by area schools and commu-
nity college for programs and
*Facility for seminars, meetings,
small conventions, health fairs,
training and trade shows;
*Area for display of local historical
artifacts in conjunction with adja-
cent State Constitution Conven-
"We feel we have an excellent
project upgrading and protecting
a building that has great histori-
cal significance, both locally and
state-wide," says Ralph Roberson,
committee chair. "We are solicit-
ing the support of our legislators
and we will be in Tallahassee dur-
ing committee meetings to consid-
er the grant., We feel we have a
very good chance of getting it."
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2000 PAGE 7A
Obviously, it has been many years since the
stage area has been utilized at the Centennial
Building. When renovations are complete, new
lighting, curtains, will be purchased and refinish-
ing of the stage will also take place. This portion of
the project will take place during phase two.
LAND USE IN GULF COUNTY
"Our community has a basii' right to regulate, fairly and
within the law, the use of property, while a legal and moral
obligation to respect private property rights."
Communism tells people what
they can do, and controls the
use of property; private ownership
is an alien concept. But is it wrong
for a democratically elected
County Commission to establish
policies that will direct and control
growth? Federal and State law
says we must do exactly' that when
it comes to wetlands or coastal
outside forces dictate many
laws and regulations thit
impact our lifestyle in Gulf
County. Those that we agree with,
we say are. good. But othei' rules
are considered an encroachment
on our freedom and independence.
We need to be proactive in our own
best interests, and not reactive or
victims of circumstance, when the
Federal and State Government or
Big Business comes to our County
and tells us how we must live.
G ood planning requires that
we decide where we will per-
mit construction,, how to preserve
the environment, where to place
commercial and industrial devel-
opment, the kinds of residential
land use,. and a host of County
Government decisions and policies
that will determine the quality of
life in our community.
RD responsible developers, com-
JLpliant with the laws and regu-
lations, will always be ready to
work within the rules. We need to
be prepared to manage develop-
ment, responsible and otherwise,
that seeks permission for busi-
nesses and projects in Gulf
County. We can prepare by
increasing our capability to plan
for land use, and the permitting
and regulatory decisions of what
and where development will be
Certain types of business, so-
called "adult-oriented," will
never be welcomed in Gulf County,
and we have a moral responsibility
to establish the necessary rules to
prevent them from being estab-
As your County Commissioner,
will work to develop the regu-
latory and planning controls that
will insure that development is
appropriate, legal, and ethical, and
preserves the .character of our
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Major work will be done on the interior of the
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eral different functions, including a gymnasium. As
shown above, much refurbishing will be necessary
to turn the structure into a top-notch facility.
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Use of the giant
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functioning heating and
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One of the major items
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all of whom speak English. You
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with various interests and hob-
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Include Florida Fruits And Vegetables In Daily Diet
By: Bob Crawford,
Commissioner of Agriculture
Florida has been blessed with
a nurturing climate, fertile soils
and hard-working farmers. This
potent combination that has
made the state one of the top agri-
cultural regions In the nation.
Florida produces more than 280
different commodities that span
the agricultural .alphabet-from
avocados, to zucchini--providing
nearly everything you need for a
Health and nutrition experts
nationwide agree that a balanced
diet containing generous amounts
of fresh fruits and vegetables can
help consumers obtain the nutri-
tion essential for good health. In
an effort to help make every
Floridian aware of the importance
Sof eating fresh fruits and vegeta-
bles, the Florida Department of
Shrimp,A part of your life
Spicy Seafood Salsa
V2cup diced red FL bell pepper 1
Vcup diced yellow Fl. bell pepper 1
3 tablespoons chopped mild green 1
2 tablespoons chopped green
onions .. V
1 teaspoon ground coriander
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
cup seeded, diced Fl.. tomatoes
pound Fl. amberjack fillets,
cut in bite sized pieces
.pound FL calico scallops
tablespoons minced fresh
i'll A trn l .
1 teaspoon chopped fresh datil, or2 tablves chopped green
other hot pepper
Combine first 6 ingredients in a microwave safe 10-inch diameter
glass pie plate. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on high for
1-2 minutes. Combine cornstarch and vinegar; mix well and add to
vegetable mixture. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes;
stir. Mix in tomatoes, fish and scallops; cover and microwave on
high for 2-3 minutes. Stir and cook for 2 additional minutes or until
the fish flakes. Remove from microwave and top with cilantro and
olives. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 servings .
...........He are some microwave tips to use in these and other
To Determine Microwave Wattage .,
" Boil 8 ounces of room temperature (about 75 F)water:
.... .......850 1000 watts takes less than 2 minutes
.............650 850 watts takes 2 -3 minutes or less
..... 400 650 watts -takes 3 4 minutes or less
Is this dish ok to use?
.........First look at the material from which the dish is made. If it is
silver, gold, pewter or metal of any kind, it is most likely NOT
microwave safe. Most plastic and glass are safe but the best way to
be sure the dish is safe is to use this test.
.......1. Put the dish and a cup of cool water side. by side in the
......2. Microwave for one minute on high.
..... 3. If the water stays cool, but the dish is wam or hot the dish
is absorbing energy and should not be used in a microwave oven.
4.......4. If the dish stays cool and the water becomes warm, the dish
is safe to use in the microwave oven.
Seafood Cooking Times
Most seafood cooks in approximately 3 4 minutes per pound in a
650 850 watt microwave on 100% power.
For the most even cooking, arrange fish in a circle with the thickest
parts to the outside, A space in the center will help distribute the
waves for more even cooking. Stop cooking about halfway through
and rearrange if cooking is not uniform.
For other delicious and nutritious seafood recipes,, access the Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Bureau of
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The following Dietary Guide-
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Birds of Prey
As part of their guest lecture
series. Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve, will
host a special presentation by
Betsy Knight of the Big Bend
Wildlife Sanctuary on Wednesday,
*June 21, at 7:00 p.m. (E.T.) in the
reserve's lecture room.
Ms. Knight's presentation on
common birds of prey in
Northwest Florida will include
several guests of honor: a great
horned owl, redshouldered hawk,
and an American bald eagle.
Following the presentation
there will be- a question and
answer group discussion session.
The Reserve is located at 261
7th Street in Apalachicola. For
more Information, please'call the
Reserve at 850-653-8063.
* Eat a variety of foods. More
than. 40 different nutrients
supplied by foods are needed to
stay healthy. Try to eat foods.
from the following five food
groups each day: breads, cere-
als, and other grain products (6
to 11 servings); vegetables (3 to
5 servings): fruits (2 to 4 serv-
ings): meat, poultry, fish, eggs,
dry beans, and peas (2 to 3
servings); milk, cheese, and
yogurt (2 to 3 servings).
* Maintain a healthy weight.
Your chances of developing
health problems are increased
if you are too fat or too thin. If
you are riot sure whether your
weight falls in a healthy range.
consult your doctor. Avoid
extreme diets and get plenty of
* Choose a diet with plenty of
vegetables, fruits, and grain
products. Foods in these
groups are generally low in fat
and are natural sources of
(starches), dietary fiber and
nutrients linked to good health.
* Choose a diet low in fat, sat-
urated fat and cholesterol.
High blood cholesterol levels
increase the risk of heart dis-
ease and stroke. A diet high in
fat can raise blood cholesterol
levels in many people.
* Use salt and sodium only in
moderation. Too much
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This recpe i intended to be pa of an overall heialth/ul auni plan. Total jait irake should be
less than 30percenh rf' your toral calories for a dar notrlor each food or recipe.
Lemo Rol wih B~eberie
22-ounce can lemon pie filling
16-6unce package angel
food cake mix
1 tablespoon confectioners',
2 cups fat-free frozen whipped
/- teaspoon grated lemon zest
12 ounces fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 10 x 15-inch jelly-roll pan with
In a large bowl, combine pie filling and cake mix. Beat on
medium setting for 5 to 7 minutes. Spoon into pan.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, ,or until a cake tester inserted in
center comes out clean...":'' .*. : '.::. ,l ;*
Sprinkle a dish towel with confectioners' sugar. Invert cake onto
towel. Pe.el away and discard wax paper. Neatly trim edges of cake
'roll. Starting from a short end, roll up cake in dish towel. Let cool on
a cooling rack for 2 hours.
Put whipped topping in a small bowl. Stir in lemon zest.
Unroll cake and spread with whipped topping; re-roll. Freeze until
whipped topping is firm, about 2 hours
To serve, cut into 16 slices. Sprinkle with blueberries.
273 kcal Calories 51 mg Cholesterol 1. g Saturated Fat
5 g Proier.n 314 mg Sodium 1 g Polyunsaturated Fat
57 g Carborycaralec 3 g Total Fat 1 g Monounsaturated Fat
1 g Fiber
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* Use sugars only in modera-
tion. A diet with lots of sugar
may provide too few calories
and too few nutrients, and can
contribute to tooth decay. -
* If you drink alcoholic bever-
ages, do so in moderation.
Heavy drinkers may develop
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Grass From Africa May Help Drought-Weary Homeowners
With drought conditions fore-
cast to continue over much of the
nation, many homeowners under
water restrictions have little
choice but to watch their lawns
wither under unrelenting sun-
But a grass from Africa could
soon provide homeowners with an
option to the heat-sensitive bahi-
agrass and St. Augustinegrass
used in lawns throughout the
southern United States, said
Laurie Trenholm, a turfgrass spe-
cialist with the University of
Florida's Institute of Flood and
Agricultural Sciences.- Trenholm
is helping test the grass to deter-
mine the best ways for growers
and homeowners to care for it.
"Seashore paspalum grass is
extremely tolerant of drought and
the salty environment of coastal
areas," Trenholm said. "It also
handles wear, insects and dis-
In fact, she said the grass is
so salt-tolerant that it can be irri-
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT & LEWD
AND LASCIVIOUs ACTS
Jerry A. Massey, Sr., 26, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested on June
13th at approximately 4:42 a.m.
by Sergeant James Hersey for
aggravated' assault (two counts)
and lewd and lascivious acts.
Massey used his vehicle to run
the vehicle that the victims were
in off of the road several times.
Once. Massey got the vehicle
to stop, 'he allegedly exited his
vehicle and went to the front of
the victims' vehicle and proceeded
to expose himself. Massey was
taken into custody without inci-
dent and transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first appear-
VIOLATION OF PROBATION
Shawn B. Wood, 25, of,
Wewahitchka, was arrested on
June 13 at approximately 9:51
a.m. by Officer Russell Burch on
an active warrant for violation of
probation. On September 8,
1998, Wood was placed on proba-
tion for the offense of aggravated
assault (a third degree felony) for
a term of four years.
Wood violated his probation
by failing to acknowledge that he
had been in contact with law
enforcement or arrested for any
gated with pure seawater-a plus
for drought-stricken' homeowners
in coastal areas.
"When you put all this
together, it means that we have a
grass that will require less pesti-
cides, fertilizers and water in
order to maintain a high-quality
lawn," she said.
In addition to lawns, the grass
could be used in golf courses or
,athletic fields. In fact, she said
seashore paspalum was installed
in the Superdome in New Orleans
for an exhibition game prior to
the1999-2000 football season.
The grass made its way to the
United States from its native
Africa aboard slave ships some
300 years ago.
"When the slave ships arrived
in many of our coastal port towns,
the slaves would be unloaded and
their bedding, which was stuffed
with the grass was dumped on the
shore," Trenholm said. "Since the
grass tolerates low water condi-
tions, it survived the trip and
offense (arrested on 11-25-99 for
driving with suspended or
revoked license). Failure to make
regular payments towards his
cost of.supervision, failure to live
without violating the law, failure
to make regular payments
towards his court ordered mone-
tary obligations and failure to
complete the court ordered public
service hours as instructed to do
by the court.
Wood was taken into custody
without incident and transported
to the Gulf Couhty Jail to await
his probation hearing.
VIOLATION OF PROBATION
Roosevelt Morris, 67, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested on
June 13, at 11:45 a.m. by Officer
Russell Burch on an active war-
rant for violation of probation.
Morris was placed on probation
for a term of 13 years. on
February 21 for the offense of lewd
and lascivious act on a child.
Morris violated his probation
by failing to follow instructions, in
that, on June 6th, he didn't men-
tion his latest encounter with law
enforcement. He failed to remain
confined to an approved resi-
dence, in that, on June 5th he
was away from "such approved
residence without permission and
by having unsupervised contact
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established itself here."
Trenholm said the grass
spread in Florida and the
Southeast, with researchers tak-
ing note of it seven or eight years
ago. Initial testing at the
University of Georgia demon-
strated seashore paspalum's
drought tolerance, which
attracted the interest of comnmer-
cial grass growers. .
Trenholm said supplies of the
grass for consumers will be, lim-
ited through summer 2001 as
growers gear up their production.
The grass will be slightly more
expensive than popular grasses
such as St. Augustinegrass. but
Trenholm ex-pects pnces to drop
as supplies increase. ,
One Florida turfgrass grower
working with seashore paspalum-
is Punta Gorda-based Southern
Turf Nurseries, which is develop-
ing a variety called Salam. John.
Hamilton, an agronomist with the
company, said Salam would make
with a child under the age of eigh-
teen years of age. Morris was
taken into custody and transport-
ed to the Gulf County Jail.
Douglas N. Richards Jr., 50,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested by
Officer Chris Teeter for battery on
June 14th at 4:15 a.m. Richards
was taken into custody without
incident and transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
TRESPASS IN A CONVEYANCE &
PRINCIPAL TO BURGLARY OF A
On June 16th at approxi-
mately 8:20 a.m., Officer Russell
Burch arrested a juvenile (age 14)
of Port St. Joe on an active order
to take Into custody. The juvenile
was placed under the supervision
of the Department of Juvenile
Justice on November 12th of
1998 for the offenses of trespass
in a conveyance and principal to
burglary of a conveyance. "
The juvenile violated the,
court's order when the juvenile
absconded/escaped from the
supervision of the Department of
The juvenile was taken into
.custody without incident and was
transported to the Juvenile
Detention Center in Bay County
to await his court appearance.
FAILED TO COME
To COMPLETE STOP
On June 17th at 12:17 a.m.,
Officer Russell Burch investigated
a crash at the intersection of Long
Avenue and 20th Street. Through
Officer Burch's investigation it
was determined that the vehicle
being driven by Opal Lucille
Thomas failed to come to a com-
plete stop at the stop sign, turned
right and collided with John Keith
Presnell's vehicle which was travy-
eling south on Long Avenue at the
time. Both drivers were transport-
ed to the hospital by ambulance
with minor injuries..
Charles W. Freeman, 30. of
Callaway.. was arrested on June
18 at 12:30 a.m. for aggravated
battery by Officer Chris Teeter.
While investigating a call in refer-
ence to shots fired. Officer Teeter
observed an older four-door yel-
low Impala run through a stop
sign at the Intersection of Avenue
A and Highway 98, traveling
towards Highland View.
Officer Teeter Initiated a traf-
fic stop. Upon making contact
with one of the passengers of the
,vehicle Officer Teeter was advised
that the white vehicle ahead of
them had the gun and was doing
Officer Teeter gave pursuit
and initiated a felony stop at the
intersection of Highway 98 and
Dolphin Street. During this time
Officer Teeter received informa-
tion that Freeman had the gun
and that he used the handgun to
beat the victim.
Freeman was taken Into cus-
tody without incident and trans-,
ported to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance. Others
who assisted are Sergeant James
Hersey: Officer James Norris,
Captain Joe Nugent, Invesutigator
Tim Hightower. Sergeant Stacy
Strickland, and Deputies Chris
Buchanan, Richie Burkett and
YIELD RIGHT OF WAY ,
On June 19th at .11:18 a.m.,
Officer Russell Burch investigated
a crash at the Intersection of
Monument Avenue and, Ninth
Street. Officer Burch learned
through his investigation that
James Robert Jones failed to yield
the right of way.
This resulted in Jones' vehicle
colliding with the vehicle that was
being driven by Charlotte Marie
Windham. An estimated damage
to both vehicles totaled $5,500.
No injuries were reported at the
time of the investigation.
an excellent substitute for the
coarser St. Augustinegrass.
"Salam is a fine-textured
grass with a dark green color,"
said Hamilton, "People come from
up North and they want to feel
like they are walking on bluegrass
and that's what Salam feels like."
Salam and other varieties of
seashore paspalum have slightly
different care and maintenance
requirements than grasses most
people are used to caring for.
'"They should be mowed at a
lower height-about one and one-
half to two inches for a home lawn
use-than St. Augustinegrass,
which should be mowed at three
to four inches," Trenholm said.
As many states, particularly
in the South and Midwest, face a
continuing cycle of summertime
droughts, Trenholm said home-
owners-especially those who
must chose a type of grass for a
new or replacement lawn-might
want to consider the grass.
"Much of the nation is under
drought conditions right now, and
certainly watering home lawns is
low on the list of needs for water,"
Trenholm said. 'Therefore it is
very important that homeowners
and landscape people do every-
thing they can to ensure that the
grasses they plant are going to be
able to maintain their quality and
produce some good green growth
during a drought."
Trenholm said most home-
owners would need to remove
existing grass before resodding
Sheriff' s Beat
In the "Sheriffs Beat" of the
June 15th edition of The Star, an
error was made and a charge was
misstated as being applied to an
The report showed Scott
McAlister, of Port St. Joe, as being
a Wewahitchka resident charged
with violation of, probation (re:
sale and possession of cocaine)
when, in fact, he was arrested
and charged, with possession of
The Star regrets this error
and extends an apology to Mr.
McAlister and the Gulf County
with seashore paspalum. But she
said homeowners in coastal com-
munities could plant the grass in
existing lawns and irrigate with
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saltwater. Since the seashore pas-
palum can live on saltwater, it
would eventually take over the
lawn, she said.
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6th Annual Indian Pass Invitational Fishing Tournament
unul -danP :o
This weekend Indian Pass Raw Bar, along with
t Indian Pass Campground, will sponsor the 6th Annual
^ Indian Pass Invitational Fishing Tournament. Over the
past 5 years this has proven to be a very popular as
well as prestigious event.
The first tournament, which took place in July of
1995, although very, small kicked off this event in
grand style. In fact, the tournament record for amber-
jack, which still stands at 54 lbs., was caught by that
year's winner, Bill Boyette of Tallahassee. Mr. Boyette,
aboard the Capt-N-Hook, was one of only 11 boats to
enter the inaugural event.
1996 proved to be a memorable year as well, but
for very different reasons. Bad weather brought the
event to a crawl and only two boats ventured out in
pursuit of the prize. First place honors that year went to
Dan Davis aboard the Meredith Kate and Dusty May
and crew captured second place aboard the Ms. Carlo.
The old saying, "Third time's a charm," certainly
held true for the 1997 tournament. Several tournament
records that still stand, were set that memorable year.
Andy May aboard the Ms. Carla reeled in an 84 lb.
wahoo, which established that tournament record that
may stand for some time to come. Also etched in the
record book that year was the largest grouper to date,
caught by Boyd Pickett aboard Beardog. That fish
weighed in at an astounding 47.6 Ibs. However, the
monster wahoo along with a nice sized dolphin, put
the "May Boys" in first place, taking the honors in the
third Annual Indian Pass Invitational Fishing
By 1998, the tournament's fourth year, anglers'
practically lined up to battle for the coveted.prize and
bragging rights for the tournament's highest honor.
Wayne Anderson of the Troublemaker fishing team
landed a 25 lb. dolphin which is the current tourna-
ment record for that category. A team effort from 'the
crew of the Dog House led by Captain Kenny Lemieux
prevailed and took first place in the 1998 tournament.
Last year's tournament produced our first repeat
winner when Dusty May and crew aboard the Ms.
Carla once again hooked first place. On their way to
victory they also secured a tournament record for snap-
per with a 30.8 lb. red. Charles Costin and crew
aboard the Miss Tanya boated a record king weighing
.in at 31.3 lbs.
This tournament has donated approximately
$15,000 to the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire
Department and the Gulf County Sheriff's Auxiliary
since its inception. Entry fees, as ell as sponsorships,
account for, most of the total. This even would not be
,possible without the generosity of local businesses as
well as the anglers themselves. Thank you so much
for your continued support.
You can also show your support by attending our
fish fry from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 24th at Indian
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HORSE SHOE TOURNAMNENT
10:00 arnSaturdaY, June 23rd
:pe0 n elmanteams, open registration at
$10 per person entry ee til noon Saturday
e apgound trophy awarded
Cash prize a
Larry Chafin, Keith Chiles and Stony Peacock
with a nice wahoo.
Team Beardog with their prize grouper.
This year's tournament
will offer many
opportunities for taking
home the green.
Boyd Pickett with his record
Bill Koran promises a
500 bonus to the top
winner in any fish
category if that angler
purchased his boat
from Captain Black's
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paid for the biggest
fish in all 10
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Peters Signs With Cumberland,
Koran Peters, a 2000 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School,
signed a national letter of intent
Tuesday morning with Cumber-
land University, located ill
"I've been talking to coach
Carson Jeffers (offensive coordi-
nator for the Bulldogs) for a while,
and decided that's where I wanted
to go," said Peters. "I visited
another school in Tennessee, and
it's a nice place. Hopefully we'll
make it to the playoffs, where
maybe I'll get a chance to play.
against some of my old teammates
who play for Culver-Stockton Uni-
Koran had 91 carries for 641
yards (7.0 yards per carry) and
three touchdowns. He also caught
six passes for 72 yards (12.0
yards per catch) and one touch-
down. Peters had five touchdowns
over the past two seasons on kick-
off and punt returns for the
Defensively, Koran had 41
solo tackles and 49 assists for a
total of 98 tackles. He had 11
tackles for a loss and one quarter-
"Cumberland is getting a very
versatile athlete, and he can help
them in many spots on the field,"
said Port St. Joe head coach
Chuck Gannon. "At the next level,
Koran's best assets are being a
kick return specialist- you have
to be able to take the ball up 'in
the middle of people, and he's not
afraid to do that."
"He was a valuable asset for
us offensively and defensively this
season, helping guide the team to
an 8-4 record. Early in the year he
suffered an injury that hampered
him throughout the year, but he
Dixie Girls Tournament
District Play Underway In Blountstown
Port St. Joe's Dixie Angels
defeated Sneads 12-0; and Port
St. Joe's Dixie Ponytails defeated
Calhoun County 25-1 Monday
night in Blounstown as district
tournament play for Dixie Softball
began. Calhoun County is the
host for the tournament which
includes ,teams from Marianna,
Sneads, Grand Ridge, Calhoun
County, Wewahitchka. Port St.
Joe and Franklin County.,.
The tournament is actually
three tournaments in one; Dixie
Angels which consist of eight to
10 year olds; Dixie Ponytails
which consist of 11 and .12 year
olds; and Dixie Belles which con-
sist of 13-15 year olds. These
teams are comprised of all-stars
from teams which participate in
league regular season play. The
winners from all divisions will
advance to the state tournament
which will be held in Zephyrhills
beginning on' June 29th.,
Port St. Joe's Dixie Angels will
face Calhoun County Tuesday
evening and Port St. Joe's Dixie
Ponytails received a bye until
Wednesday. Please come out to
Sam Atkins Park and support the
Academic Award Winner
Shown above are Doris Rouse (Grandmother), Koran Peters, Meredith Rouse (Mother), and (
Gannon (Athletic Director). Peters signed a national letter of intent with Cumberland Universit
Left ff Last Week's ListCorrection Office B
Port St. Joe High School Ath- Orectons Offcer Bas
letic Director Chuck Gannon
extends his apology to Stephen
Gaddis, who name was inadver-
tently left off as a purple award
winner during last week's article.
Stephen was a member of the
boys' track.team this spring.
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Class Graduation June
Gulf Coast Community
College announces the graduation
of Corrections Officer Basic
Standards Class 130. The cere-
mony will be held at 7:00 on.
Monday, June 26, at Gulf Coast
Community College's Gulf/Frank-
lin Center, located at 3800
Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe to
honor the graduates. Each has
completed a demanding 546 hour
TT-A-.. -a->^*^ Me
course, conducted four nights
weekly since October, which
included such subjects as inter-
personal skills, law, communica-
tions, emergency operations. and
hands-on skills in defensive tac-
tics, qualifications with pistols,
shotguns, law enforcement rifles,
and certification as a medical first
responder. Their successful com-
pletion of the course of study
qualifies them to take the state
In Calhoun County Lady Sharks Basketball
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is offering a hunter education
course in Calhoun County, in
The 16-hour course will be
taught at the Calhoun County
Extension Office located at 340 E.
Central Avenue in Blountstown
from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. on July
7, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. oh n
July 8, and 8:00 a.m. until noon
on July 9. Attendance is required
at all class sessions and the range
in order to complete the course.
The course is required for
anyone born on or after June 1,
1975 to purchase a hunting
Persons interested. in attend-
ing this course are. asked to call
the FWVCs Regional office in
Panama City at (850) 265-3676 to
Team To Hold Camp
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
basketball team will be holding a.
basketball camp Monday, June
26th through Thursday the 29th
from 9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon for all
girls going into the 6th through
12th grades. There will be no cost
for the camp, it is free.
The camp will teach the ath-
letes the fundamentals of shoot-
ing, dribbling, defense and team
Each participant must have a
parent permission form filled out
before or the morning of the first
day of' camp. Permission forrhs
can be picked up at the Port St.
Joe High School or Middle School
offices, or filled out the morning of
the first day of camp.
If you have any questions, call
Coach Becky Lacour at 647-5937.
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r if (850) 229-8933
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The Cumberland University
Bulldogs participate in the NAJA
Division I, and are a member of
the Mid-South Conference. Under
the reins of head coach Herschel
Moore for the past nine seasons,
the Bulldogs are 40-39- they
were 2-8 this past season. c, (
Coach Moore, a 1951 gradj-
ate of Middle Tennessee Stje
University, has helped build the
Cumberland program into a cbi-
sistent performer in the Mid-
South Conference through th4e
use of his trademark offense, hie
Wing-T. The Bulldogs have won
the NAIA rushing title in 1995,
1996 and 1998 through the us.pf
the offense. In 1996, Cumberlaid
led the nation in rushing at all
.- "We here at Cumberland UnAi-
versity are very excited about
Koran signing to be a Bulldog,"
said offensive coordinator Carson
Jeffers. "Our offense is built
around running backs. We really.
liked how Koran ran and played
the game with passion. We feel he
will be an asset to our program at
"We were 2-8 last season, but :7
we had ;a very young football
team. We brought in 58 freshmen'
last year, and most of those young,
Vic: guys played for us. We believe that
|I| || we have a bright future ahead of ,
Tj 11 us. Koranrwill have an opportuni-
ty to help us win another national
rushing title, which we've won
I I three in the past seven years,"
We are very excited to ;get
Koran," said Cumberland assis-
tant coach Stu Holt. "We liked -im '
-- on film. He has a bunch of ability
Chuck and a lot of talent. I anticipate
ty in TN. him being on the field for us riet .
season, if not a starter, at least'on '
our special teams." .
L C h "It's a great opportunity 'for,'
him on and off the field. Cumber-
land is a great place for Koran .o ',
6get an education and play foot-
ball," concluded Holt. .
test for certification as Florida
Special awards will be
awarded for academic excellence,
marksmanship, and perfect atten-
dance. Presiding at the ceremony
will be Ban Furey, Corrections
Coordinator for Gulf/Franklin
counties. Frank McKeithen, Gulf
County Sheriff. will be the guest
speaker. Family and friends of
graduates are cordially invited to
The next Corrections Officer
Basic Standards daytime Course
at the Gulf/Franklin Center is
planned .to begin in September.
Corrections is an outstanding
career which offers excellent pay,;
benefits, and excellent promotion
opportunities. Anyone interested
in enrolling or obtaining further
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. On June
28th, the screening clinic will be
located at Wewvahitchka Elemen-
tary (Linton Site) from 9:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m., CT. No appoint-
ment is needed.,
If you've been suffering from
chronic neck and head pain and don't
know what may be causing it, the
answer may be originating in a disorder
of the temperomandibular joint. This is
the hinge at the side of the head that
connects the jaw (or mandible) to the
temporal bone of the skull. Also called
TMJ pain, these disorders can cause
other problems when the chewing mus-
cles, teeth, and jaw joints do not work
in harmony as they should.
information about classes,. is
encouraged to contact Bart Firev'
or Brenda Burkett at 227-96706
The Constitution only I
guarantees the Amer-
ican people the right to _V
pursue happiness. You
have to catch it your-
I'd Put Ad,ib, lohnn) 1SuIn ~C- Citaapai
Appr,' c~l bI johoI i~ StA.,iIc Ilkit c ra 1 .1
nd Head pain-
Chronic neck and head pain re
among the most noticeable symptoms.,j
Symptoms may also include a tendef-
ness of the jaw muscles, dull or aching
facial pain, clicking or popping sounds'
in the jaw joints, and abnormal opening
and closing of the mouth. ;,
In examining this condition, your
dentist will try to determine whether t9i
problem is being caused by an improp1
er alignment of teeth and jaw. He wi1i
also try to discover what jaw positi".,k
will help relax the muscle tensioL
before he begins treatment. In most
cases, a custom bite guard made*i'-f
your Dentist will relieve these sympri,
Over the past twelve years, Dr. May and his staff have satis-',
fied thousands of individuals by delivering state of the art,
painless dentistry in a gentle and caring manner. Can Dr. May,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2000 iAGE
t. Joseph's Stained Glass Windows
-by Caroline Hunsley
i St. Joseph's Catholic Church
in Port St. Joe did not always
have stained glass windows. The
original church, which now hous-
es-the Port St. Joe Garden Club,
.:had no stained glass. The new
'church, located on Monument
Avenue, was built in 1957.
In 1975 the 23 small clear
glass windows and one large three
paneled window were replaced
with faceted glass (large pieces of
colored cut glass) cemented in
epoxy for $7,400. Unfortunately,
not long after its installation, the
glass in the large window at the
front of the church began to bulge
near the bottom by two to three
inches, and gradually became
Concerned about the defect,
the church called Nobis. the
Orlando company that originally
installed the stained glass, only to
discover it was out of business
and its owner could not be
reached. The next step was to re-
bid for the job and hope 1o contact
a reputable company that could
repair the damage.
St. Joseph's found H-louser Art
Glass Company in Winomrn
Wisconsin. The good news they
gave the church was they could
take care of the problem. The bud
news was the large window had to
be replaced and it would cost
The problem occurred, they
said, because the original compa-
ny failed to use a thick enough
layer of epoxy to hold the glass;
the epoxy should be at least 3/4",
but the company that installed
the glass used only 1/4". The con-
sequences of this lack of crafts-
manship was the weight of the
entire panel of glass causing the
bottom glass in the panel to
bulge. There was not enough
epoxy to support the weight.
St. Joseph's was grateful for
the grant monies they received
from the duPont Foundation and
the Tapper Foundation, in addi-
tion to parishioner contributions
that enabled the church pot only
to replace the large window, but
also to refurbish (save) the small
Depicted in the large window
is a three paneled illustration of
the Nativity. The 23 small win-
dows depict a variety of events
from the New Testament. Some of
these are: St, Joseph in the work-
shop, Joseph and Mary on their
way to Jerusalem, the presenta-
tion of Christ in the temple, the
holy family in Nazareth, the death
of St. Joseph, Christ blessing the
children, Christ in prayer, the
Last Supper. the Crucifixion, and
St. Joseph parishioners are
happy to have their beautiful win-
dows restored. The colorful glass
is now secure; its peaceful glow
over the church's interior and its
narrative illustrations offering
inspiration to all who enter.
The interior of St. Joeph's Catholic Church glows with soft hues
cast by colorful faceted glass from 23 small windows and this three-
paneled rendition of Christ's Nativity, which catches the north light.
School Board Is Hiring
.Bus Driver Substitutes
The. Gulf County School Sys-
tem is hiring new substitute bus
S Class of 1976
Class members of the Port St.
Joe Bicentennial Class of 1976
will be ineeting on Monday. June
261h. at 6.30 p.m ET. at the Gulfl"
County Library. All class mem-
bers are encouraged to attend this
meetunt to include their input on.
the upcoming Bicentennial ClAss
S'\ear olf Celebration "
,Say 'bou Saw It In ie Star!
drivers for both ends ol the coun-
ty. Substitute driving can eventu-
ally lead to becoming a full time
All prospective dnvers must
take a forty hour driving course
offered at the Gulf County Adult
School beginning July 3. at 6:00
p.m. IE.D.T.l.Classes will then be
held twice a week and consists of
twenty hours in the classroom.
eight hours driving time. and
twelve hours of observation.
Anyone interested, including
substitute drivers, sponsors,'
coaches, teachers and adminis-
trators- need to contact Carolyn
Peak at 227-1204 at the Office of
Two of the 23 small windows watch over parishoners in the west
wing; one represents the chalice of the Last Supper, while the other.
represents the Resurrected Christ.
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PORT ST. JOE, WEWAHITCHKA & THE BEACHES
FDI Interest may be tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor.
The US Postal Service is looking for qualified, dependable people to join our
family Whether you are interested in working indoors or outdoors, facing the
public or behind the scene; ..if you are a team player, we may have the job for
you! }We offer great salary, benefits job security, and opportunities for advance-
ment. To qualify, you must pass a written examination and meet personal and
medical suitability requirements. Future career vacancies for clerk/carrer, mail
handler/processor, flat sorter machine operator and mark-up clerk positions in
Panama City and 324 surrounding zip code. areas will be tilled, from those qual-
ified on this.one exam.
Applicants must register Monday, June 26th through Friday, June 30th at
the following locations from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
USPS 133.6 Sherman Ave, Lobby Area Panama City, FL.
USPS 100-S 18th St., Defuniak Springs,.FL.
USPS 246 E Main Si, Freeport, FL
USPS 1834 North Hwy. 81, Ponce deLeon, FL
USPS 325.Hwy. 90, Bonifay, FL
USPS 866 Church St., Caryville, FL
USPS 1276 Church St., Chipley, FL
USPS 2527 N. Pine St., Westville, FL
USPS 3155 Main St., Cottondale, FL
USPS 5360 Cliff St., Graceville, FL
USPS 5011. Basswood Rd, Bascom, FL
USPS 4233 N. Bryan St., Greenwood, FL
USPS 2064 Porter St., Grandridge, FL
USPS 2042 Green Ave., Sneads, FL .
USPS 25,934 N. Main St., Altha, FL
USPS 17621 Main St. N., Blountstown, FL
USPS 12606 Silver Lake Rd., Fountain, FL
USPS 4396 Lafayette St., Marianna, FL
USPS 3039 Main St., Vernon, FL
USPS 1772 Georgia St., Alford, FL
USPS 2319 S. Hwy. 77, Lynn Haven, FL
USPS 502 Garrison Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
USPS, 432 W.. Hwy22, Wewahitchka,FL
Registration must be completed on the premises. You may
submit only one (1) examination registration card in the 324
zip code area. The examination will be conducted at a later date.
Applicants claiming veterans preference must provide Copy 4 of their
DD-214. A letter from the VA dated within the last 12 months
is required,.if claiming a service-connected disability.
The.US Postal Service does not charge an application fee, 'nor do we
guarantee that an applicant will be hired. It is deceptive for anyone to
guarantee an applicant a high test score on the 470 exam. Attending work-
shops, studying exam techniques or practice questions will not assure a high
score. There is no fee involved with this registration/examination process.
The Postal Career Institute or Pathfinders is not affiliated with the United
States Postal Service.
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2000
LABC Holds Reception For New Pastor
Long Avenue Baptist Church
of Port St. Joe is hosting a recep-
tion in honor of its .new pastor,
John Adkins, on Sunday, June
25th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., in
the Family Life Center of the
Bro. Adkins began his pas-,
toral duties here on February 17.
Born in Indiana, Adkins moved to
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 'thee
anniversary hosted by the Junior
Women Department of Victory,
*Thursday, Pastor Robert
Lowrey and the Amazing Grace
Apostolic Church will be in charge
of the services;
*Friday. Elder Bradford
Johnson and the Carters Temple
First Born Church: and
*Saturday. Bishop Horace
Solomon and Tabernacle by the
Sea First Born Church.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend these services.
Florida in 1979, and has claimed
it as home for the past 21 years.
He has previously served as
pastor in Holmes County, Topeka'
Kansas. and Poplar Bluff, Mis-
souri. He is .a graduate of the,
Florida Baptist Theological Semi-
nary, received his master's degree'
from Midwestern Seminary, and
is currently in the doctoral pro-
gram of Midwestern Baptist Theo-
Adkins and his entire family
are excited, about returning to
Florida, as they greatly enjoy the
beach, and are avid outdoors peo-
ple. He lists his hobbies as hunt-
ing, fishing and playing golf.
"We already feel very much, at,
home in Port St. Joe; and greatly
appreciate the warm welcome we
have ..received," Bro. Adkinsi
"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 8:30 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.
The church is located at 482
;Pompano Street in Highland View.
For more information you may
We welcome you to visit our website at:
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
and join us
10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center gradua
323 Acid Rvenue Port SI
H "' "., 9i ,
Apalachicblo ... E 4 .' ... PanamaCity
71 .. "ReidAve..
Family Life Church
Adkins and his wife, Sheree,
have three 'children, Joey, 17,
Sara, 15, and Shannon, 12.
The Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Annual Youth Conference
will be held on July 27 through
29. A highlight of this event will be
a forum ( about youth concerns)
with the county wide candidates
for public office. This activity will
fulfill the civic segment of the
meeting. It is our intent to make
the youth of this community
aware of their civic duties.
Other activities will focus onr
social and academic prepared-
Youth,, ages seven through 17,
will be provided age appropriate
presentations to impart ideas rel-
ative to the conference theme.
Parents, please encourage
your youngsters to attend. Places
and times will be announced later.
The Body' of Christ Jesus
Church will, be hosting Camp-
meeting 2000, a time of, prayer
and supplications, June 12,
through June 25th, at 7:30,
nightly. Speakers will be Elder
Douglas Watkins, Elder James
Marcel, Elder, 1arley Watkins,
Apostle J. Gibbs, Evangelist
Alexander, Apostle Lloyd Spencer,.
Pastor R. Armstead, Elder K.
Dawson, Elder J. Showers, Pastor
J. Cromer, and host Pastor Wil-
For more information, contact
Pastor Wilhelmina Swanston at
229-8814 or 229-2646 or Sister
Lorie Jackson at 663-4701 or'
Family and Friends Day will
be held on.July 2, at 4:00 p.m.
Your personal financial support is
needed. Funds generated will,
defray expenses incurred for,
ongoing activities to foster spiri-
tual, social/civic, and creative
awareness in youths 11 through
17 years old.
Patrons donations will bei
listed in program packet: bronze, !
$25; silver, $50; and gold, $100 +..
To make a pledge, please' con.
-tact Chester a.am..Jr.,~.
6624-" Annie L. '-,"'aR a -'I't
229-8339. or Ida B. Bryant at'
229-6479. Thanks in advance. 'P
The .family of C. Donald
Parker wishes to thank everyone
for their prayers, visits, flowers,
cards, food, and monies. Special
thanks to Benny Hodges for being
with him .when he ,was most
needed. Thanks to Dr. 0. and his
staff for their assistance.
He is now in the hands of.the,
Lord. Thanks go t Brother David
Nichols who offidiated'at the ser-
vice here and in Georgia. Special
thanks to Benny Hod2es. for his
May God bless eer%'onefor
'. Bonnie Parker, Ralndy Powell
Gina Etheridge, Tammie,
Wellingtonri' and Lisa Worrell
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
.1 i L U -_311 ColumnbuI .St.,t*..J k]J .Beach, FL 3245,6
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
e< ,MORNING WVORHIP -11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am *Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see, that the Lord is good: blessed 'is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Chuirch 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001..Garrison Avenue '.7.Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus.H Sturdivant 1, Church Office 227-1493 .
Sunday School . . 9:45 a.m.
S ," 5 i f ,. i ._ h .. .. ;'. .,-'. '. 11 :00 a.t "
Sunday Evening Service .... .. 6:30 p.m.
W wednesday ... . . ; .7:00 p.m. .
,We Invite You to Come
Experience tihe Power of Pentecost Witlh Us
first United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street o Mexico Beach, FL 32410
S Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional. .............. .. ............ 9:00 a.m., CT
.' Contemporary ...................... 1 1 :00 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
.Rev. Ted Lovelace,.Pastor .. .. Church/OCffice: 648-8820
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH. IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd. STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30. and 11:00 p.m. (ET)' :
++ Sunday School 9:45 "
ST. JOHN'S :"WEWAHITCH KA-
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFTPastor
Dsove God's 'Love!. ,7 .. "
Discover God's Love! ,I
Everyone welcome "
Long Avenue I',
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691 _
Worship -SSunidays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.in.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youthl Missions at 7 pi.ii.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 Tp.m.
Adult Prais.e Choir at 8 p.m..
Rev. JOHN ADkiis, PASTOR
MARK- JONES, iMInlSTER OF MUSIC & YOUTH
K "Good-bye Big Gene"
His tight on earth is over,
Big Gene has finally nvon.
He's gone to walk the streets of gold
,with Jesus Christ, God's son.
He i; ill going to be missed,
we prayed for him to stay.
God still answers prayers,
but He does it His own VwaV.
I'vee heard it said n many times and this is no jest,
God only takes the very best.
While here on earth Gene did his share
and a little extra too.
.The feet that follow his fifotsteps
will have to have a mighty big shoe.
I swas privileged to growll up with Gene,
went all through school witli him too.
If a man ever lived that had a bigger heart,
it's one 'I never knew.
There is so much more thiSt could be said abit it
for lie truly was a givinIg machine.
i'ni going rii s top anid say no mor "
'except, "G,;d bil. B. i'..," U ',
I'll see t. III iti ll,,i. I-ore. -
K, Ilillh AmAIsI-AiJnII'e 21000 ,"
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SThe church van transporta-
tion system will pick up passen-
gers in the areas and times listed
c1-1-,u '- 10 JTl, C +h n di 7th,
below lor July Ult,
9:40 a.m./1:40 p.n
Pine Ridge Ap.
Say a Saw ?t 9I 74e StaS
It's time for Vacation Bible school!
Join Mr. Whittaker and the A,.
Odyssey gang for Bible stories,
songs, snacks, crafts and games!
tFor kids ages -T1-066 d
Train" Cr,-..-n.,. r, Gd ( Supper, er fvedi cb h i II
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w area: 9:00 City
St, Joe area: Parent or(
Grade in fa
Long Avenue: FdI, -r ,t
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artments: 9-45 CHURCH
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S Please: check the pick up
points in your area and use this
service that is here for you. The
United Christian Ministries is prp-
viding the van drivers and vans
for the community. It is. hoped .
that people will try this and let us
Know about,how it helped. Please
call Eddie Gimenez at 229-9466
and let him hear from you.
NMINha, IA Guido
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After the doctor, checked a.a
patient. he asked. "Have you
been living a normal lile'
"Yes, sir," he answered.
"Well," advised the doctor,
"you'll have to cut it out for a
Things have changed. No
longer is it normal to live a clean,
good, righteous life.
.But the Christian way is the
natural way, the way we're
made to live. Everything else is
Sin 'isn't natural. It's the,
accustomed, but not the natural..
Were it natural,, we'd .bloom
under it. But we don't.. Sin
blights. It breaks the body,.
maims the mind and slays the
s Wanthealth, happiness and,
heaven? Look to the Lord.
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'24201olAong, Avenue Po+ St. joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School ......... .... 10 a.m.
Sunday'Morning Worship ........ .... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Wrship ........ .. 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .... '... 7p.m.."
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First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF *SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
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9:30 a.m. Sunday
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"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
eets At 2241, Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
J1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road
Sunday Bible Stuidy:, .;. ........ .9:00 a.m. CT-
Sunday..V.,..i.. .....................10':00 a.m. CT
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Wednesday Bible Study' .. ............. 7:00 p.m. CT
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508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship. .... 10 a.m.
Adult School ...-. .. 11 a.m.
*Sunday School .
*Young Children ..
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Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
'First.Baptst Church ,
4 'J "IL 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE ,
Minister ofMusic& ouh ,
Sunday School 9.......... .. 945 am! -
Worship Service .'.;.:..... ...". '1:00 ar6
'Disciple Training . . 6:00 prj )
Evening Worship '. ... .... ... : : 7:00 prip
Wednesday, Prayer Meeiin .' 7:00 p
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FAITH I BLE CHURCH ;i
801 20th Street Port St. Joe. 229-6707. .
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastbr, '
SSunday'School . 10:00 a.mr.
Morning Service .. .. .... 11':6600 a.r,.
4'Evening Service .... .. .. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... .7:00 p.m.:
Home of, FAITH CHRISTIAN .SCHOOL
Constitution and 9.onument
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHUlCI, :
Sunday School .. ... .. .9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth'
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m.'
Evening Worship .... . 7:30p.m
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice. ;. 7:30 p.mn
Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E., Downs,,.Jr. Diana Sealey ,
K J PASTOR, Choir Director Youth .& Children's Director, .
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PSJHS NJROTC Cadets
Earn Silver Cord at Naval
On June 1 lth, cadets
Stephen Gaddis, Robert 'Dykes,
Aaron Watson and Michael
Kennedy journeyed to Marine
Corps Base Albany. Georgia to
attend the NJROTC Area 7 Lead-
ership Academy. The Leadership
Academy is an eight day school
which is designed to prepare
selected NJROTC cadets for lead-
ership in their respective units.
One hundred and forty-nine,
... cadets were chosen to attend the
academy and 146 eventually
graduated and earned -the presti-
gious silver chord.
While at the Marine Corps
base, cadets were given instruc-
tiOns on self-discipline; relation-
ships with seniors and subordi-
hates, issuing orders, developing
loyalty, maintaining integrity,
'establishing goals, developing a
positive mentabattitude. disciplin-
ing inappropriate behavior, mak-
ing a decision, delegating atthori-
ty, taking the initiative, communi-
cating and keeping an open mind,
;developing teamwork and coordi-
nating operations, time manage-
ment. being physically fit, over-
coming bias and prejudice. and
maintaining safety. .
S The cadets completed an ori-
nteering course and demonstrat-
ed map reading skills and com-
pass expertise. Cadets Stephen
Gaddis and Michael Kennedy.
: rom Port St. Joe High School
'tere awarded medals for orien-
S eering excellence. The cadets
IPSJHS Honor Roll
Chris Earley, principal of Port
St.-Joe High School announces
the. hpnor roll students for. the
fourth nine week grading period.,
: Those students are as follows.
:' !.. .. *.i'". .. .. '-A ll A 's ; .
Ninth grade-Alisha Barber.,
S Jufa Comforter, Spencer Foust,r
Katie Geoghagan, Margaret
Gibson, Traci Richardson., and
Shert Welborn. '
Curry, John-Patrick Floyd,
S Kimberly Howse, Melanie Jones,,.
S Rusty Ward; and Heidi Wells.-
Belin, Nicholas Comforter,
:. Jennifer Craig, Amber Davis,
:Susan Medina, .."Jennifer
Patterson, Cassandra, Shoman.-
S. arissa Thomas, Jaisod Wester,
e- slie White, and Tra. Wright.'
:dams, Erica Alles, Alicia
'Christie. Brandon Davis, Lacey
Johnson. Megan Johnson,
Arqanda Marquardt, Rachel
Petrin, Rocker Salzer. Alicia
Sanders, Henry Smallwood, Nicole
Smith. Lea Todd, and Rachel
S AIIA's andB's
Sarnes, Renee. Bell,. Ashley
IBurkett, Vickie 1Burrows. April
!Cloud. James Daniels, Jesse
'Dowling, Susan Elimer, Sherry
Foster, "Ma-belt Hodges, Jolie
Hoga.ni Kayla Jefferson,
Christopher Know, Angela Olson.
Charles Parker, Sarah Quaranta,
Jessica Sherrill. James
Surprenant,. Bryan Thomas,
Aaron Watson, Tyler Weimorts,
and Shanna Wester.
Bellinger, Rashed Brown, Corey
Butler. Christopher Byrd, Joshua
Carter. Matthew Dailey, Robert
Dykes, Jennifer Elrod, Jennifer
Foskey, Robert Garrett, Rachel
Geoghagan, Amanda Kent, David
Mathews, Carla Money, Mitchell
Owens, Kenneth Peak, Alex
Richards, Elizabeth Schadt,
Crystal Watkins, Joanna Watkins,
and Timothy Watson.
Abrams, William Bailey,
Stephanie,. .Blackrqon, Michael
Bouington, James Capps, Seneca
SChambers;-,Tyson Davis, Christa
Dykes, Rebekah Hodges. Laura
Jeffcoat, Christy Jones. Pamela
Lee, Tremaine Lewis, Keesha
Linton, Angela McDowell, Jessica
Pate, Wesley Pickron, Barbara
Presnell, Hampton Terry, Joshua
Todd, and Amy Voltz.
Twelfth grade-Chad Allen,
Ashley Adkison, William Burrows,
Marquez Byrd, Casey Dalgo,
Cassandra Egler, Julie Faircloth,
Lakeythia Filmore. John Gainous,
Shelton Jeffcoat, Aiyana Jeffer-
son, Travis Jenkins, Candice
;. Kennedy. Gregory Knox, Ricky
Lamberson, Tyler Lane, Julie
Lanford, Joseph Latta. Stephen
Lowery. Sharon Mamoran. Daniel
Parker, Randall Phillips, Melissa
Rowan, Neikole Royster, Daniel
Stephens. Jessica Summers, Kim
Williams, and Rebecca Woodman.
SSusanAnerson Victor. James
"--"Susan P. (Pal) Anderson. 78,
[of Oak:Grove, passed iwayySatur-
Iday, June 17, at Sunbridge Care
rand Rehabilitation, A native of.
IWashington County. Georgia, she
ihas been a resident here since
1938. Mrs. An ,erson was a life-
Stime member of Oak Grove
lAssembly of God, and was retired'
'from Gulf County Senior Citizens
ladd Green Thumb.
She was preceded in death by, '
her husband, Jesse Anderson.
SiSrkvivors include four children.
Gene and Sonja Anderson of,,
Carrabelle. Gall and Jim Rider of
Roswell, Georgia, Tommy Ander-
son of Howard Creek,. and Judy
bond of Port St. Joe: seven grand-
children. Lorena Bucheih'orst of
Wausau, Shawn Heidner of Pal-
metto, Greg Rider of Canton,
Georgia. Kim. Ridei; of Roswell,,'
Gorgia, Timmy Anderson'of Port
St. Joe, Sheila Parrish of Golds-
.boro, North Carolina, and Mitch
Ha'rvey of Port St. Joe; seven
great-grandchildren. Jason and'
Kristii Buchenhorst', Casey
Anderson, Zachary Rider, and
,Alyssa. Katie, and 'Zachary Par-
ish; and numerous nieces and
". -Funeral services were held at
t]:00 p.m. EDT on' Tuesday June
0, at Oak qrove Assembly. of
0God, conducted by the Reverend
D ave Fernandez. Interment fol-
lowed in the family plot. Holly Hill
All arrangements are under
the direction of Comforter Funeral
The Star is the Plu
4 Pr'Intingand Busir
Victor E. James. 89, of Eustis
died Sunday, May21.
Memorial services were held
on June 10 at Scipio Creek dock
in Apalachicola at 8:30 a.m.
Ashes were scattered in
Apalachicola Bay from aboard the
shrimp trawler built by his,
cousin. Joseph Martina, and cap-
tained by his son. Ronald
He was a retired Navy Chief
who joined' the Navy in- 1936 after
working in Apalachicola on vari-
' ous major construction projects
including- the first Gorrie Bridge,
* Chapman High School and Sheips
Mill. He was the first member of
the James family not to make his
livelihood as. a fisherman.
Born in Apalachicola, he
,moved to Central Florida from Key
West in 1973. He was Greek
Orthodox Catholic and a veteran
of World War II serving in the
Survivors include his wife,
Elia James; a. daughter and son-
iri-law, Sandra and Bruce
Boudreaux of Sorento: two broth-
ers, John James of Eastpoint and
Jimmy James of Port St. Joe: two
sisters, Ann Estes of Crawfordville
and Elaine Fitzgerald of
Georgetown, South Carolina: and
one grandson. Sean Boudreaux,
in the Navy stationed at Virginia
All Faiths Cremation Society
in Lady Lake was in charge of the
ace for All of Your
less Supply Needs
Each cadet's final grade was
based on academic tests, military
inspections,, physical fitness and
individual performance measures.
Cadets were awarded an Academ-
ic Completion Certificate and the
Academic "Silver Cord" if all
aspects of training are successful-
On the final day, a Pass-in-
Review Ceremony and awards
presentation was attended by
, Naval and Marine Corps digni-
taries, parents and loved ones of
the proud cadets.
The community can be very
proud of the fine young men who
represented Gulf county at this
most prestigious and demanding
leadership academy. These young
citizens are ready to contribute to
our school and community with
patriotism, leadership and com-
munity involvement as motivated
leaders of our local NJROTC unit.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MAY 23, 2000
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners John Stanley, .Jr. Tommy
Knox, Nathan Peters. Jr., and Warren J.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Building Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond. Gulf County E.M.S. Director
Shane McGuffln, Assistant Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork, Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Veterans'
Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrusuator Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Department Captain
The workshop was called to order at
5:01 p.m., E.D.T.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUC-
TURE (DISCRETIONARY) SALES TAX-
Chairman Traylor discussed the equipment
needs of fire departments within the County
and their limited budgets,. stating that the
County would like to pursue Implementation
of a local government infrastructure sales tax
for these departments. After discussion by
members of the Board regarding the pro-
posed tax, Joe Hooper discussed extension of
the exisung fre district lines and equitable
distribuuon of the proposed sales tax among
all fire departments. Attorney McFarland
then discussed statutory limitations regard-
ing expenditure of the funds. fife district
boundaries, etc. South Gulf County Fire
Chief Chuck Quaranta stated that every fire
department in the County needs 1 new
pumper. Upon inquiry by Marion Hough
regarding the County budgeting funds for
this purpose. Commissioner Yeager stated
that the fire tax is limited to .509 mills (which
is approximately 87,000.00 per year in cer-
tain areas), and anything over that amount
that is given to the fire departments must be
paid from the General Fund., Members of the
Board stated that the sales tax would insure
that everyone (not just property taxpayers)
pays a fair share for. fire protection. Upon
request by Building Official Hammond.
Chairman Traylor reported that he will re-
schedule the workshop at the White City Fire
There being no further business, the
workshop did then adjourn at 5:46 p.m..,
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MAY 23, 2000
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
,Commissioners John Stanley. Jr.. Tommy
Knox, Nathan Peters. Jr.., and Warren J.
Others present were: County .Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C. Lister.
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C, Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg. Building
Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond. Road Superintendent Bobby
Knee. Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P.
Administrator Bo Williams, Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent, and
Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff John Garner.
Captain Nugent called the meeting to
order at 6:03 p.m.. E.D.T.
Building Official Hammond opened the
meeting with prayer, and Captain Nugent led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA-Uppn motion by
THE STAR,, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY,, JUNE 22, 2000 PAGE 3B
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Then heating and cooling equipment. As needs
changed, your electric cooperative changed to
meet consumer demands for technology.
Today, reliable and affordable electricity is '. -
the centerpiece of a host of products and
services your cooperative offers.
But one thing that remains unchanged is our
commitment--our commitment to providing
you with quality customer service.
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The power of human connections
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote.,
the Board approved the Consent Agenda. as
May 9, 2000 Regular Meeting
May 15, 2000 Special' Meeting
May 15, 2000 Workshop
May 16. 2000 Workshop
Commodity Contract ($59.84 Increase)
Agency for Health Care Administration -
Medicaid (March $5.726.99 *to be paid
: from Account 152264-34100)
County Attorney Timothy McFarland
(April S2.250.00 to be paid from,
Fisher Construction -- Administration
Building (5/16/00 $28,000.00 to 'be
paid from Account 126219.63000)
Kenny Strange Elecinc Administration
Building (#43 S2.000 00 to be paid
from Account P26219-63000i
4. Planning & Development Review Board
Recommendations (5/16/00), as follows:
1. Variance Request Black's Island
(Parcel #06270-000R): Recommendation.
that the Board grant a variance to waive.
roadway requirements. as no automobile
will have access to the island.
2. Variance Request Black's Island
(Parcel #06270-OOOR): Recommendation
that the Board deny a variance to allow
San encroachment of the 50' mean high
water line setback (Aquatic Preserve/
3. Variance Request Durwood Meredith
(Parcel #04559-060R); Recommendation
that the Board deny a variance for con-
struction of a retaining wall' 25 feet
behind the D.E.P. mean high water line.
4. Preliminary Plat / Variance Request -
Dixie Belle Subdivision: Recommendation
that the Board approve the preliminary
plat for Dixie Belle Subdivision and a
variance allowing a 50-foot roadway
through the subdivision.
5. Comprehensive Plan Amendment:'
Recommendation that the Board amend
the Comp Plan to include the following
Policy 1.3.11 Gulf County will seek
grants 'and other sources of funding to
acquire and manage lands to ensure pub-
lic access to beaches and other natural
areas and to mitigate potential hazards.
Objective 1.3 Gulf County will conserve,
appropriately use and protect its natural
resources, including fisheries, wildlife.
wildlife habitat, minerals, soils, and
native vegetative communities by imple-
menting Policies 1.3.1 through 1.3.11.
6. Comprehensive Plan Amendment:
Recommendation that the Board amend
the Comp Plan (Policy 2.1.1) as follows:
"Coastal High Hazard Areas." (also "high-
hazard coastal areas") means the evacua-
tion zone for a Category 1 hurricane as
established in the regional hurricane
evacuation study applicable to the local
Florida Counties Foundation (S.C.T.A.S..
5/18. 5/25. 6/2)
RECEIVE BIDS #9900-22/ROLL-OFF
CONTAINERS (SOLID WASTE DEPART-
MENT)-Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids (#9900-22) for seven (7)
ioll-off containers for the Solid Waste
Department, the following bids were received
and tabled for review by Chief Administrator
Butler: Gulf Fabricating 836,876.00; Truck
Equipment Sales', Inc. 819,285.00.
RECEIVE BIDS #9900-23/FINANC-
ING TRUCK/CONTAINERS (SOLID
WASTE)-Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids (#9900-23) for financing
of $80,000.00 for three (3) years to fund the
hook lift truck and roll-off containers, for the
Solid Waste Department, the following bids
were received and tabled for review and rec-
commendation by Attorney McFarland and
Chief Administrator Butleri:. Capital City
Bank 6.05%; Government Capital
Corporation 6.34%. '.
RECEIVE BIDS #9900-24/PICKUP
TRUCK (MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT)-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids (#9900-241 for a pickup truck for the
Maintenance Department. no bids were
received. Upon motion by Commissioner,
;Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to re-'
RECEIVE BIDS I9900-26/SELL 1971
FORD DUMP TRUCK (ROAD DEPART-
MENT)-Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids (#9900-26) to sell a 1971
dump truck for the Road Department, no
bids were received. After discussion, the
Board agreed for the Road Department to
proceed with contacting a scrap metal com-
pany (or others) to see if they are Interested
in obtaining this equipment. .
MONEY/TAXES-Marion Hough, of
White City, appeared before the Board to.dis-
cuss Section 193.092., .S., which relates to
the leasing of property which is classified as
"greenbelt" (agricultural). Ms. Hough stated'
that it is improper for a company to receive
the 1 agricultural classification and to also
lease the same property for hunting purpos-
es, and she requested that the Board
research this matter to determine what can
be done for the County to receive the addi-
tional taxes which are due them.
"BAY" COMMITTEE-Elmo Sanders
appeared before the Board to discuss a local
"Bay" committee, which consists of one mem-
ber. He reported that this "committee" has
been meeting with representatives of State
agencies and drafting resolutions regarding
regulations in the Bay and its ecosystem,.
and he feels these issues should be
addressed by the County.. Upon his request,
.the Board agreed to table any proposed reso-
lutions submitted to them for approval, to
Sallow for public hp'ut.
INVOICE LITIGATION MEETING-
Upon request by Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Stanley motioned to approve
payment of an invoice from Gulf-Bay
Reporting (in the amount of 8138,.50) for the
Board's litigation meeting held on April25,
2000. Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
INVOICES G.R.I.T.-Upon recommenda-
tion by Attorney McFarland, Commissioner
Peters motioned to reject payment of two. (2)
invoices received from G.R.I.T. for worker's
comp claims. Commissioner Yeager seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
AWARD BI? #9900-22/ROLL-OFF
CONTAINERS (SOLID WASTE DEPART-
MENT)-Chief Administrator Butler reported
that Solid Waste Director Danford has been
contacted by .telephone, and recommends
that the Board award Bid #9900-22, for the
roll-off containers to Truck Equipment Sales,
Inc., in the amount of 819,285.00. Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved this recommendation.
AWARD BID #9900-23/FINANCING -
TRUCK/CONTAINERS (SOLID WASTE
DEPT.)-Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler, motion by
Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote.
the Board awarded Bid #9900-23 for financ-
ing of 880,000.00 for three (3) years to fund
the hook lift truck and roll-off containers for
the Solid Waste Department to Capital City
Bank, at a rate of 6.05%.
OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA PRO-
GRAM-Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler regarding the
Opportunity Florida Program to begin FY
2000-2001. Commissioner Peters motioned
to join this program, pay 10 cent per capital
as a fee, and appoint Mike McDonald as the
County's representative. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion, and it passed
REJECT BIDS #9900-07/Re-ADVER-
TISE T. S. ALBERTO DEMOLITION PRO-
JECTS-ChiefAdministrator Butler reported
that Ducky Johnson House Movers has with-
drawn his bid (#9900-07) for the T. S. Alberto
demobuon projects, and he recommended
that the Board reject all bids received and
allow them to amend the specifications and
re-advertise for bids for this project. Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved this recommendation.
S ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE-
Road Superintendent Knee reported that
Tony Griffin was the senior employee to sign
up for the Truck Driver I position at the Road
Department, and recommended that the
Board set 'him up to this position effective
immediately. Upon motion by Commissioner.
Peters, second by Commissioner Stanley,'
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
FILL.DIRT EASEMENT-Upon discus-
sion by Road Superintendent Lester that
more dirt is needed for the Wetappo Landfill
site, Commissioner Yeager motioned to
accept an easement for fill dirt from Frank
Gibbs: Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER
FUNDING-Commissioner Stanley reported
that. he has questions regarding the
Emergency Food & Shelter Program funding,.
but will discuss them when Administrator
Wells Is present '
TAXES/REVENUE WATER & SEWER
SYSTEMS-Commissioner Knox stated that
there has been some discussion regarding.
how excess funds should' be spent (County-
wide voting, etc.), but he feels that any
excess funds the County may have should be
used to install water systems in Howard
Creek and Overstreet, and sewer systems in
Highland View. The Beaches, and White City.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUC-
TURE (DISCRETIONARY) SALES TAX-:
Commissioner Peters thanked Chairman
Traylor and the entire Board for participating
in the fire department workshops to discuss.
the possibility of implementing a discre-
tionary sales tax to be used to purchase fire
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Peters, S.H.I.P. Administrator,
Williams reported on advertisement of the
"window" for applications to be received for
S.H.I.P. funding (12 purchase assistance -
811,615.00/9 rehabilitation assistance -
$16,000.00). Upon further inquiry, he dis-
cussed how the "lottery" is handled, and he
stated that the applications will be County-
wide this year (not designated to certain
BOUNDARY CHANGES FIRE TAX
DISTRICTS-After discussion by
Commissioner Yeager that.the fire tax district
boundary lines may be changed by adoption
of an ordinance by the Board, Attorney
McFarland stated that surveys may be nec-
essary for this project. Upon'motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board 'agreed to proceed with adoption of
an ordinance to change these lines (obtain
surveys, if necessary).
REGULATIONS PUBLIC' LANDS-
Commissioner Yeager discussed .a letter
received from Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation regarding proposed regula-
tions. and he stated that it has been an ongo-
ing battle. but he will continue to fight to
keep public lands open to the public.
There being no further business anid
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley. and unani-
mous vote. the meeting did then adjourn at
7:03 p.m.. E.D.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK
-Cadets, left to right-Michael Kennedy, Stephen Gaddis, Robert
Dykes, and Port St. Joe High School NJROTC instructor MGYSGT
were required to show survival Readiness Test.
skills by running a Marine Corps The cadets had extensive
obstacle course and completing a training in military drill, the
three -mile run. sword manual, color guard proce-
They were also_ required to dures and guidon bearing. They
pass a strenuous physical fitness also received classes on social P i-
test by doing push-ups, sit-ups quette, manners, courtesy, social
and completing a one and one half obligations and eating habits. ,
mile run. Cadet Kennedy from The cadets were subjected to
1SJHS recorded the fastest. time barracks inspections, personnel
with a run of nine minutes and inspections, and night sentry
two seconds. The minimum duty. They were indoctrinated on
requirements to pass were based military weapons firing, and actu-
on age and gender and are pat- ally fired the United States
turned after the US Navy Physical Marine Weapons Simulator.
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 22. 2000
Position Your Portfolio For The Technology Paved Road Ahead
By: Andy Wilkinson
Not only are we in the midst of
the largest bull market ever, but
we are also in the midst of the
largest technological revolution
since the advent of the printing
press. Technology-and specifi-
cally, the Internet-is revolution-
izing the way we work, play and
live. Need more evidence?
According to research firm
ACNeilson-McNair, the Internet
currently spans 145 countries
and has more than 60 million
users. Recent research from
Gartner Group's Data quest unit
states that the number of U.S.
households using PC banking
applications is expected to more.
than triple in the next five years,
reaching an estimated 24.2 mil-
lion by 2003. And contrary to pop-
ular belief, the people surfing the
net are'not just tech-savvy gener-
ation X-ers: research firm
SeniorNet's studies show that an
increasing number of Americans
over age 50 are using the
Internet-that number grew by 65
percent from1997 to 1998 alone-
and that one of the fastest grow-
ing demographic groups joining
the Internet revolution are elderly
There's no escaping the fact
that the Internet is transforming
everyday life for millions of people
around the glob. With just a click
of the mouse, consumers can pur-
chase anything from groceries to
books to even automobiles online.
Not only are technological
advances doing more than' just
making life easier for consumers;
they are also forcing businesses
around the globe to change how
they operate. Just as the Internet
has nearly rendered snail mail
obsolete, brick-and-mortar com-
panies are rapidly being forced to
evolve into click-and-mortar com-
All these changes have cre-
ated some compelling investment
opportunities for today's, savvy
investors in several technology
The semiconductor sector has
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
DONALD E. MCBRIDE, SR.,
CASE No.: 00-021
NOTICE OF LIS PENDENS
To THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT AND ALL OTHERS
WHO IT MAY CONCERN.
You ARE NOTIFIED t:.rI the crmmnerncenm of ihis
1fNulilb&W Nine 1e1 hItBIoslur
O- O .' o I .dsereof
r' resodded m i e-ao&lQialt rttr.' tl Gtif
CuunL Flunrd inf -at 6o..ik2 at paie 25
LA, )FFrcES OP E. BYRON REID, CHARTERED
Is/ 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
S ROBERT DAVID and wife.
LOIRETA 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 gt.en trat pursuant to
a find .um,1-iTnrt F,:,elrsu re dat-d M-sy 8.2000 .
Ead ar. Oim-r tnfi Reur.g Eaie DtLe dated June ,13.
2000. and entered in Civil Case No. 99-292-:CA of
the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circeit
in and for Gulf County. Florida. wherein .ROBERT
DAVID and LORETITA G. DAVID are the Plaintiffs
and, JAMES A REDD snd NINA N REDD are the.
Defendants. I '-.,Il11 il I.: ti.L r,iare.t s bm t biddr
for'cash at Lh,- .,l 4,1.....- 4f t'l, Gull Court ,
Courthouse at 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Blvd.. Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456 at 11:00 a.m.. EST.,on 28th
day of June. 2000. the following described property
as set forth in said Order of Summary Final
- Judgment, to-wit:
Lot 15. Block 12. 'Whitleld 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.
CjirC,:unn rl.:,rid. LESS AND EXCEPT:.,
'-..i.ericrm it ire SA C. .rn r ol Lot 15,
Blk 2 %'riieitl ,^<:rem 3 Houi ,ad ,Creek.
Second Addition, according to the plat
ihr,.,:.f r,,.. .Ji'. In, Flit Bo...k 1 i paige 59
-uic.: r'odJ Cull Counrn' .Flioja thence
E i 4. ^ cci r-hr,a.:- r.:,,-th 62 feet: thence
West 5 feet: thence South along the West
bo. ,: r F lra: .:.aid 1 i A15 distance of 62.
font ].:, Lne -rA, LicInhirnli
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) 229-61713 wlthin'two working days of
your receipt of thi .-:. c i'" i r...eu a heari.e rg or voice
impaired., ca.1 iri F.:.ni d Rel3n Serie it 1-800-
DATED at Port St. Joe. Florida. on this 13th
day 6f June. 2000.
BENNY C. LISTER, Clerk of
By: /s/ M.,Vaughan ,
cc: Charles A. .,Costin. Esq.
James A. Redd
Nina N. Redd -'
2tc. June 15 and 22. 2000.
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
MICHAEL T. PARKERSOI
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 pn DAVID C. GASKIN
ESQ. Petitioner's attorney whose address is Post
Office Box 185 Wewahitchka. Florida 32465 on or
before the 14th day of July. 2"060 Lr- file tMe ..r'gi.
nal with the Clerk of this Co.n ciin"r t.e-..re e'r.-.e
on petitioner's attorney or iure.1li Iel minereJiler.
otherwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on the 8 day of June. 2000.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit. Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
4tc. June 15. 22. 29. and.July 6. 2000,
WEWA CITY ELECTION
The City of Wewahitchka will be holding an election
on September 5. 200@. Candidates for
Commissioner Group I and Commiussioner Group II
must qualify between noon on July 17. 2000 and
noon on July 21. 2000. E.D.T. QuaiiIng fees are
$29.50. Registration books for this election will close
on August 7. 2000 at 5:00 PM. E.D.T.
2tc. June 22 and 29. 2000.
GULF COAST WORKFORCE BOARD. INC.
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board Is issuing a
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Year-Round Teen
Pregnancy Prevention/WIA Youth programs on June
The following are allowable activities to be provided:
Eligibility Determinations. Assessment. Tutoring'
and Study Skills. Leadership Skills. Life Skills.
Citizenship Skills. Educational Enrichment.
Reinediation. Work Experience. Counseling. Case
Management. Job Placement. Supportive Services.
Human Sexuality Education and other Innovative
approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention for youth
between the ages of 10 and 21.
For more information, call (850) 913-3285.
Proposals are due on July 31. 2000 at 1:00 p.m.
(CTI. Minority businesses are encouraged to apply.
lItc. June 22. 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 00-249
I.R.E: THE ADOPTION OF:
KRISTA ANN HENSLEY and
NICHOLE UN HENSLE=Y
6, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR ADOPTION
BENJAMIN CHARLES HENSLEY
Claf9 Airt force Base Military Jail
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for,
u QfclUlJren, Krlsta Ann Hen.ley
aNkichofa LIfI 4l t# '. Ihetr step.lather,
Vincent Justin Everett. has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any., to It on Thomas S. Gibson,
whos- address Is: RIsK. Gibson & Scholz. P.A.. 206
E. 4th Street. P. 0. Box 39. Port St. Joe. FL 32457.
on or before July 24, 2000, and file the, original with
the Clerk of this Court at: 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.
Boulevard. Port St. Joe, FL 32456. before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fall to
do so, a default may be entered against you
for the relief demanded In the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed
to the address on record at the Clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285. Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of documents and
information. Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, Including dismissal or striking of
DATED: 6-1-00 .
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ T. Knox"
4tc June 22 and 29. and July.6 and 13,2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 00-36
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORPORATION. F/K/A/ GREEN TREE
KATRINA L. SHINN and
THE UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION,
.. NOTICE-OF ACTION
TO: KATRINA L. SHINN :
THE UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
HC 1. BOX 135 .
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a replevin action has
been filed against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses. If any, to it on
Timothy D. Padgett. Plaintiffs' attorney, whose
address Is 2810 Remington Green Circle.
Tallahassee. Florida 32308. on or before July 20.
2000. and file the original with the clerk of this court
either, before service on Plaintifft's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
Dated on this 9 day of June, 2000.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT.
By: /s/T. Knox
2tc. June 22 and 29. 2000.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company, or cor-
poration interested in providing the following:
PACKAGED SEWAGE LIFT STATION., DUPLEX
WITH SUBMERSIBLE GRINDER PUMP(S)
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEAI.ED BID. the BID NUMBER. and what the BID"
is for. ;
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
Clerk's Office., 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr., Blvd. Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456 (850) 229-6112. Bids will be'
received until Thursday. July 6. 2000 at 5:00 p.m..
E.D.T., at theOffice of the Clerk of Court. 1000 Cecil
G. Costin. Sr.. Blvd.. Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk
2tc. June 22 and 29. 2000.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person. company: or cor-
poration interested In providing the following:
(Howard Creek Fire Department)
Delivery date must be specified.
.Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER. and what the BID
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
Clerk's Office. 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.. Blvd. Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456 (850) 229-6112. Bids will be
received until Thursday. July 6. 2000 at 5:00 p.m..
E.D.T. at the Office of the Clerk of Court. 1000 Cecil
G. Costin. Sr.. Blvd.. Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
/s/ Billy E. Travylor. Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk
2tc. June 22 and 29. 2000.
started off 2000 on a tear. One
reason for this is that we are see-
ing a broader list of applications
for chips than ever before:
Internet applications, computers,
cellular phones, a variety of con-
sumer. products from DVD to
h'igh-definition television to much
more sophisticated games, a
whole rainbow of consumer prod-
ucts-in short, a lot more prod-
ucts with a-worldwide consumer
Taken together, suppliers'
fears of another downturn and an
increased. demand' for semicon-
ductors presents several likely
scenarios in this sector: demand
could be so strong that we may
see shortages in the industry. Or
if could be balanced and last
longer. But one way or the other,
we're 'likely to see investment
opportunities in the semiconduc-,
tor industry for the next several
The key to understanding the
outlook for cellular telephones is
to understand all the moving
parts. To begin with, demand for
cellular is worldwide, spanning
both mature and developing
economies. If you were starting a
country today and were going to
need phones you would- build a
cellular system. You wouldn't
even think about developing a
land-based phone system.
As for countries 'which
already have high cell phone pen-
etration, we will continue to, see
more enhanced cellular phone
features, such as the ability to
download Internet information
and view e-mail. messages on the
screen on the phone. Additionally,
we will likely begin to see
decreased prices for cellular
phone service, which will increase
user: penetration. Put all these
demand characteristics together
on a worldwide basis, and you'll
see a strong argument that
growth in cellular phone demand
will remain -trong and could even'
accelerate over the next three to
Investing in. the Internet
Many industry experts agree
that: the future makeup of suc-
cessful retail companies will be
some sort of hybird, balancing
traditional bricks and mortar with
a strong Internet component.
They'll have what is sometimes
referred to as a "Brick-and-click"
structure. They'll have some
physical infrastructure. be it a'
retail store or a warehouse, but
they'll need a way to reach world-
wide:and get things to people effi-
ciently-the Internet. Through the
combination, the results should
be happier customers, good distri-
bution and lower costs than tradi-
tional operations. Companies who
join the revolution should be
helped-not hurt-by the Inter-
Answering The Knock
Of A Business
It's not so hard to see why
consumers would be drawn to ads
for business opportunitiess that
trumpet claims like "be your own,
boss," "set your own hours,"-
"work from home," and "earn
money quickly." But as the
Federal Trade Commission has
repeatedly found, business oppor-
tunity promotions like these often
are scams, taking consumers'
money up front, but failing to
deliver on their promises in the
Prospective business owners
can take steps to make sure
they're not taken in by fraudulent
business opportunities. Before
investing in any "biz opp," the
Federal Trade Commission sug-
gest that consumers:
.,Get -all earning claims in writ- -
ing. If the promoter hesitates or
refuses to give the information
in writing, find another busi-
. Interview references provided
by the promoter of the business.
opportunity. Talk to each prior
purchaser in person, preferably
where their business operates,
this may help reduce your risk
of being misled ,by
Study the business opportu-
nity's franchise disclosure doc-
ument. It includes information
about the company, including
whether it has faced any law-
suits from prior purchasers or
lawsuits alleging fraud.
Ask the Attorney General's
office, state or county con-
sumer protection agency and
Better Business Bureau in the
area in which the business
-opportunity promoter is based
and where you live whether the
promoter has a history of unre-
S'f the business opportunity
involves selling products from
EA p piie S"'ae
POR ST JO
well-known companies, call the
legal department of the com-
pany whose merchandise is
being promoted.. Find out
whether the business opportu-
nity and its promoter are affili-
ated with the company.
* Consult an attorney, accoun-
tant or other business advisor
before you put any money
d6wn or sign any papers.
For more information about
business opportunities or to make
a complaint, call the Federal
Trade Commission toll-free at 1-
877-FTC-HELP (382-4357) or visit
online at www.ftc.gov.
Red. White, and Blue For Your
Barbecue: Watermelon. Sweet
Corn, and Blueberries
A bountiful harvest of water-
melons is expected this spnng on
acreage of approximately 32,000
Florida ranks number two in
the nation In watermelon produc-
tion with. a crop valued at $60 mil-
lion !in 1998. Florida leads the
nation in the production of fresh
sweet corn, with the crop valued
at more than $103 million har-
vested from. 41,000 acres last
Florida provides the country
with'.the ,first fresh blueberries of
the year. After the commercial
harvest, many blueberry growers
open their farms for U-Pick cus-
For recipes featuring these
Florida products, visit the
"Marketing Florida Agriculture"
Internet web site at www.fl-
ag.com and click on "Red, White
and Blue for Your Barbecue."'
4tc. June 1. 8. 15. and 22. 2000.
But how do you find these
companies? For now, a major fac-
tor in determining, the future.
attractiveness of a specific retailer
lies in their current success
adapting to consumers' demand
for Internet access to their prod-
ucts and services. If investors
don't want to bet on specific
Internet companies that have web
sites, they can take more tradi-
tional approach and look at indi-
vidual traditional retailers whose
businesses could be helped by the
With all of the global and eco-
nomic transiornuLions many ana-
lysts, industry experts and
pundits expect to see as a result
of the boom in technology. nowv
may be a good time for investors
to meet with their financial adv' ,
sors and reevaluate the stocks
they own in their portfolios. How,
do the technological advances and"'
global transformations affect cetr-
tain companies? Will the Interrtec-'
help or hurt the companies lhathi'
make up the stock section of your-' "
portfolio? Your financial advisor" '
can help you design a portfolio
that cart prepare you for the road
ahead. The expected. gains, in the
technology sector are enticing,
but it's important that investors
review their risk tolerance and
specific investment objective's
before purchasing.any securities.
Serving all your financial needs
eStocks Bonds Mutual Funds Retirement Planning ..
a -IRAs. 401(k) rollovers*
12/99 Prudential Securities incorporated. Member SIPC www.prudentialsecurities.com
SERVICES PROVIDED AT
PORT ST. JOE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTERS
I I 1- I .r. "1 1 I. I I _,
Legal services of North rloridaa
Social Security Representa.tive:
Church of God Gospel Singers:
Brother Dave Sing-A-Long:
1st Thursday eacl9 monh
1st & 3rd Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to
1srtMonday each mhorith from 10:00 a.m.
to 12:00 noon
: Each Monday at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Each Monday at 1:30 p.m.
.Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
AARP Meeting:. ., 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p m
Beltone Hearing Aid Representative: 1 st Wednesday at 9:00 a.m
Gulf Coast Hearing Aid Center: 1 st Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
LIHEAP Energy Assistance:
Each Thursday from 9:00 .
Sa.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For more information on any of the above services, please call 229-8.166.
for Better Drivers
Talk to us about how safe drivers can save.
ROY SMITH, LAURA RAMSEY, CINDY WARD
HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
Phone (8501 227-113,3
Being in good hands is the only place to be..
ti 997 Allstdte Insurance Company, Northbrook, Illinois. Subitct to local availability. and qualifications.
Other terms, conditions and exclusions may apply.
Tourist Development Committee
T'he Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will meet Tuesday,
June 27, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T., in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County 'Courthouse to discuss and possibly act upon the fol-
1) Approve Minutes May 16, 200.
2) Preliminary Plat Approval Winston Williams Parcel ID # -06319-OOOR
.The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior
to the meeting can be obtained from the Planning/Building Department at 850-
229-8944. tc. June 22, 2000.
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
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JUNE 22, 2000 PAGE 5B
AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
1987 Dodge Ram Pick Up, Great work
truck. Includes 3 diamond tool boxes.,
Runs great, needs a, little, work, $900
OBO. 227-3609. ltp 6/22
1996 Turbo Eclipse, 5 sp., fully loaded,
leather interior, lowered w/18" rims,
low profile tires, ground effects, shaved
dooi-handles, alarm, 33,000 miles,
$14,500. 850-639-5984. ltc 6/22
'93 Buick Regal C Pustom,- retail
$5,250, asking $3,000. Call 227-7406.
'. ..4tc 6/22
1985 Nissan 4x4 Pick Up, ext. cab,
camper shell, A/C, runs great! $2,350
QBO. Call 647-2564. ; 2tp 6/22
The Wewahitchka State Bank will be
accepting bids on 1993 Dodge Dakota
(red), good cond.,. A/C. WSB' reserves
tlte right to reject any and all bids. (850)
639-2222, 125 N Hwy. 71, Wewa office.
1992 Saturn Sports Coupe, teal, man-
ual trans., blk leather int., AM/FM/CD
player, sunroof, 90k, runs great, $4,500
QBO, 227-7429. Itc 6/22
1682 Oldsmobile Torando, $500, 639-
3601 after 6:00 p.m. 2tc 6/15
1995 GMC Sonoma Ext. Cab., I owner
77.000 miles, LOADED, $8,600. Call
647"3351. 4tc 6/15
1R88 Chevy Cavalier, 2-door, 5 sp.,
runs" great, $1,000/OBO. Call 227-
8140 or 229-6527. ext2tc 6/15
198.9 GMC Sierra V-8, step-side, runs
gr;at. 83.500/OB0 227- 3140 or 229-
6527. ex-t2tc 6/15
) 1. CIfr Cavalier, runs-good. needs
body work, 227-1296. 4tc 6/8
I 1989 Nissan Sentra, 4-dr., runs and
lobks good, new tires, no A/C, $2,000.
Call 229-6483. tfc 6/8
194 Grand Marquis, 24,000 miles.
Like new, $10,000, 229-8079
1992 Bayliner, 25.6', twin 150 motors,
stland-up head, livewell, built-in fish
wells, forward/aft sleeping, fresh/raw
water wash-down, bottom machine/
GPS/ Lorane/radio, walk-around cabin.
Must see to appreciate. Ready to fish.
$15,000. 850-674-2370 after 6 p.m.._,,-
1996 Kalwasaki Jet Ski 1100 ZXI.
Great cond., fast, must see, $3,800.
Call 229-6091. 2tp 6/15
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 Ibs., Very Fast, $750, Call 227-7388.
21 ft. Leisure Craft, great fixer-upper,
$1,500. Call 227-8140 or 229-6527.
S ,xt2tc 6/15
Perception Sabre Whitewater Kayak,
like.' new condition w/cockpit travel
cover & sprayskirt, $250, 227-7388.
18ft. Hobie Cat Sailboat, $1,500. Can.
be'seen at Seminole'St. & Apalachee Dr.
in htidan Pass Beach, 653-9456. tfc
.- FOR SALE:
New and Used
.| Sit-On-Top Kayaks, and
A: ll Ka\'akina Accessories
i Call (850) 227-7388
1! night: 647-3882
| St. Joe Beach
IMexico Beach Mini
storagee Units, 6'x12',
nd 12'X12'. 648-5146,
,, tfc 6/1
S* Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
SCorner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
S Office: 647-3665
S Home: 647-5106
I AUCTION I
House for Rent: 3BR/1.5BA, approx.
2000 sq. ft., fenced yard, 1908 Juniper
Ave., $600/mo. + $350/dep. Call 653-
2591 or 615-883-6469 Nashville, TN ....
Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
Mobile Home Lots
648-8201 tc 6/1
O For. Rent: 1 and 3 Bedroom
Apartments in Wewahitchka.
Rent based on income. For
more information, call 1-800-365-
9527/Ext. 20. 2tc 6/15
O ATTENTION RENTERS
1.-. Due 'to the large number of
L applicants presently on our
waiting list for federal rental assis-
tance for Gulf County, the Northwest
Florida Regional Housing Authority is
suspending the acceptance of appli-
cations for the Section 8 Rental
Assistance Program effective June 30,
2000. Funded by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban Develop-
ment (HUD), pursuant to 24CFR
882.209(8). 2tc 6/22
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. 1BR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING.APPLICATIONS tfc 6/1
Classified Advertising Worksil Ask
Call 227-1278 to Place Yoursll
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
3 Voice/TrY Access
c (352) 472-3952
Kayak for Sale: Prijon Seayak, like new
Full expedition equipped w/rudder,
$850, Call 227-7388.
KAYAKSI Unsinkable, self-bailing, sta-
ble, safe and FUNI 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfc 6/1
Home for Rent: Indian Pass Area, 3BR/
2BA, partially furn., Gulf View, long
term, $625/mo. 850-229-9665. 2tc 6/22
Long Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call karry @ Arline Realty, 647-
2628. tfc 6/15
For Rent: 2BR house in Howard's Creek
Fenced in yard, $275/mo. + dep. 850-
675-2291. 4tc 6/8
1BR efficiency-type apart for rent In
PSJ, fully furn., all utilities included,
includes cable. Call 639-3600. tfc 6/1
2BR furnished trailer in Highland View
for rent. Call 227-1260. tfc 6/1
For Rent: 2BR/2.5BA apart. In PSJ, 508
9th St., $500/mo + $350/dep. Contact
Prudential Resort Realty, 227-2000.
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court, 'St.
Joe Beach. No pets, 1 blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. tfc 6/1
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfe 6/1.
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 -.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 Blas.
Monthly, Weekly & Daily Off-Season
Rates Now Availablel Call Gulf Coast.
Realty at Cape San Blas 227-9600 or
Mex. Bch 648-5449. tfc 6/1
Distribution Sales Driver needed.
Must have clean driving record, class B.
drivers license. S500-S700 weekly. Call
Brenda @ 912-226-2909 for more infur
matlon "'" 2tc 6/22
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
.* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 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. tfc 6/1
MOVING SALE: Sat., June 24, 8 to 2
p.m., corner DeSoto & Amerieus Street,
St. Joe Beach, Gulf Storage Unit #4. ,.
Garage Sale: Sat. & Sun., June 24 & 25.
8 a.m. until. Everything must go!
Craftsman tools, boats, motors, power
tools, etc. 288 Red Fish St., Highland
View. Itp 6/22
Yard Sale: Sat., June 24, 8:00 until at
334 Bay Street, St. Joe Beach. Rain or
shine. No early birds. Itc 6/22
Yard Sale: Sat., June 24, 8 a.m. 3 p.rh
212 Balboa St., St. Joe Beach. Low, low
prices on nice sleeper sofa/loveseat
combo, coffee table, entertainment cen-
ter, breakfast bar & chairs, glassware,.
etc. ltc 6/22
Carport Sale: Fri., June 23, 8 to 2 p.m.
603 16th St., PSJ. Lots of misc. items.
Yard Sale: Sat., June 24, 8 to 1, p.m.,
1902 Garrison Ave. I' ltp 6/22
Yard Sale: Sat. & Sun., June 24 & 25;
10-6 (ET), 215 8th St. Clothes, collec-
tors books, costume jewelry, real jewel-
ry, gemstones, old coins & other cool
stuff. 229-1013. -2tc 6/15
H WAN ~ fTED
Immediate opening for A/C Duct
Installers, Drug-free workplace. Please
call G.W. Services, 229-9125. 2tc 6/22
ASHDOWN & ASSOCIATES, INC. seeks
experienced Party Chief for Port St.
Joe Office. Must be proficient in bound-
ary, topo & construction surveys. Send
resume and salary requirements to P.O.
Box 242, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or
phone 850-227-1177; Confidceti.,lity
assured. ,' 4tc 6. 22
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 ha i the ability to coor-
dinate. day '*.thl' other teachers who
come in to teach foreign laiiuages.
music,, art, etc Plea se call Donna
Gunter at 653-21.5 ,i. or Elizabeth Kirvin
at 653.-836'I for more information. 3,pi/.n
Gulf 'Coast Community College
Nursing Faculty (Gulf/Franklin
Center) to conduct classroom, lab &
clinical instruction for the Practical
Nursing Program at the Gulf/Franklin
Center. A Bachelor's degree in nursing,
'2 years recent clinical experience and a
FL RN license required. A Master's
degree in nursing is preferred. This a a
full-time position and grant funded.
Position is open until killed Applications
may be picked up at: Human
Resources, Admin. Annex Room 10,4.
GCCC is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Minorities and femaless
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 e Itc 6/22
The Frankln -County Early Head Start,
program In Apalachicola 'is seeking.
moti ated/qualified applicants- for, the,
following position: .. .
Early Head. Start Coordinator needed,
to oversee day to day operation of child'
development center., Our" program
serves pregnant wometi, infants and'
toddlers. Successful candidates must
possess a Bachelors Degree 'in -child"
development, early childhood education.
or related field.
We offer an excellent benefits package;
and the opportunity for. personal and
professional growth. For more informa-
tiori, please call 850-653-2544 or, send
resumes to Early Childhood Services,
Inc., 450 Jenks A' e.: Panama'City, FL'I
3240-,.ESErM F/ /.D;.... ;. ;3tc; 6/22-,
Housekeepers needed fdr Saturday
work in Mexico Beach area. Depend-
ability a must. Please call The Beaches
Cleaning Service, 648-2236. 3tc 6/22
The ,Gulf, County. Board of County
Corhmissioners will be. adcepting appli-
cations for Code Enforcement Officer/
Building Inspector, f'-.r the GulfCfountv
Planiting/Building Department. Appli-
cations will be recri-ed at the Gulf
County Planning/Building Department,.
1000 Cecil G. Costin St., Blvd., Port SL. .
Joe, Florida, 32456, 850-229-8944,
Monday thru Friday, 8 00 a.m. 5:00
p.m.', E.T. The lirial submilttal 'date for
applications is' Wednesday, Julh 5,
2000,,;5:00 'p.m.,' E.T.,' If you have any
questions you may contact Building
Official Michael Hammond '9 850-229-
8944 or Chief Administrator Don Butler
@ :'850-229-61 111; Gulf County
enforces a Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer. hi 6.:2
VISIT FLORIDA, the official tourism
marketing corporation for the State of
Florida, has. an opening for a Director
of Rural Tourism Marketing. This per-"
son would be responsible for creating
and : implementing tourism marketing
programs in Florida's 33 rural counties.
Four-year degree in sales, marketing,
business administration or related field,
3 years tourism industry marketing
experience, and 'exceptional skill in
meeting facilitation, 'written and oral'
communication, consensus building,
and time management required. Strong
background in rural, nature-based or
heritage tourism preferred. .Knowledge
of windows-based; officee software also
required.-' Position is based in
Tallahassee, FL. Extensive travel is
required. Outstanding benefits pack-
age, team-oriented environment.
Deadline 'for application is June 30;,'
2000. Qualified candidates should send
resume .and salary history to:. '
Director of Administration
VISIT FLORIDA i
P.O. Box 1100
Tallahassee. FL 32302-1100
Fax. 1.501 224-9783 -
Equal Opportunity Employer
S : /F
Management Position available at
Oyster Processing Plant in
Apalachicola. Salary commensurate
with management ability & experience.
Call 850-653-9705 for address to send
resume. tfc 6/22
I TRADS a dSE V CE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers..
827-6828 ask for Dusty
* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A 8 R Fence.
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control. Ni, Tr,. ,,-.',
Real Estate (WDO)' Reports :.,iu.:.. i-
specializing in Vacation Rental Properties ,
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections ,
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
INDUSTRIAL GASES and
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street '
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS,'
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
\'/ MINI-STORAGE \
5x 1 010x0O 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
RA0043378 I ER0007623
? Fax: 850-229-8976
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells, Mushroobin
Compost and Sand
Complete septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 6/1
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St., Joe
C. J. 's vtown
FULL LAWN SERVICE
will work for you.
RC #0038936 ,
Specializing in Rerocfs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
2026 Marvin Avenue
"I-1 port St. Joe, FL 32456
W I'l : Phone(8 50)
S25 Years Experien229-6859
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
648-5474 A FLUCENSE ER0010992, RAl 15421
H & M IRIG"aTIOWAMND
*Landscaping & Irrightfon Designs *.. d ''" --. .*'Conmpost 'g"A D
*Sprinkler Systems & Repairs sWell Drilling *Palm Trees.
*Pump Sales & Installs eTractor Work *Plant 5Sae, ')
*Licensed Installers *Free Estimates
HAL KEELS5 (850) 229-2738
Behavioral, Aid needed. High school
diploma & background check required.
MUST be willing ,to travel to Gulf,
Franklin, & Calhoun Counties. Flexible'
'hours, competitive pay. No phone calls.
Send resume by June 30, 2000 to
Joylita Lee, 700 Aberdeen Loop, Ste. E,
Panama City, FL 32444. 2tc 6/22
The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for 2 Teacher posi-
tions: First Grade and Physical
Education Persons having applications
on file in the School Board Office and
\iJshing to be considered for this posl-
tion must request to have their applica-
tion submitted. Application form and
job description are available at the
school office' or, see application at
,www gulf.k 12 fl.us Completed applica-'-
tions should be sent to Mr. Clayton
Wooten. Principal. Wewahitchka
Elementary School, 514 E. River Road,
Wewahltchka. FL 32465. Application
deadline is June 29. 2000. 12:00
NOON. C.T. The Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity
employer. Itc 6/22
Gulf County Health .Department is now
accepting applications for Family
Support Worker. This is a full-time OPS
position @ $10/hr. Case management
and after school activities for middle
and high school boys will require some
weekend hours. Majority of work base is
in Wewahitchka. Fingerprinting is
Minimum Qualifications: Three years of
experience in working in a social, eco-
nomic. health or rehabilitative. medical.
nursing. child development or child
care setting: or a high school diploma or
its equivalent and two years of experi-
ence i working in a social, economic,
health or rehabilitative, medical,- nurs-
ing, child development or child care set-
ting. College or vocational/technical
training from an accredited institution
can substitute at the rate of 30 semes-
ter, 45 quarter or 720 classroom hours
for the required experience. ,
Submit application to: Hubert Six, Gulf
County Health Department. 502 Fourth
Street. Port St. Joe. FL 32456. Closing
Date is June 30, 2000. Phone: 850-227-
1276 or Suncom: 770-2000. Gulf
County Health Department is an Equal
Opportuntv,/Affirmative Action Em-.
ployer. This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for this position.
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JtUNE 22. 2000
'Bookkeeper/Accounting Clerk in
Wewahltchka. The bookkeeper must
maintain arind is responsible for cash
disbursement, /expense Journal, receipt
journal, other supporting journals, dis-
burses funds according to accounts.
accurately posts correct expenses and
incomes accounts, maintains general
ledger and other bookkeeping duties as
assigned. Knowledge of accounting and
financial record keeping principles, gen-
. eral ledgers and supporting journals
and Cougar Mountain accounting soft-
ware. Must have a minimum of 2 years
experience and/or A.A. in Accounting.
SCLOSING DATE: June 23, 2000. Mall
resumes to North Florida Child
Development. Inc.. Attn: Sebrina
McGIll. P.O. Box 38. Wewahitchka. FL
32465 or fax 850-63q-4173.
EOE/DFWP/M-F/8-5. litc 6/22
H~fELPWANfTEDIHL WAN^TED I HELP WATEDI HELP ANTEDUHEL WAN^TEDf
mmH^Hi^HI^IiB -^HB^B^^^^^^ i^^HB^^IH^^'''^^^^^^^^^^^^^. ^^^^^^^^^^^^
Cashier for Cape Trading Post. F/T or
P/T Apply in person. 4tc 6/8
Security Guard needed. Must have
state issued unarmed security guard
license. Call 229-8271 Ext. 216. 3ic a6/15
eSupervision of staff.
*Day to day operations
Apply at Beacon Hill:
Geri Care Assisted Living
190 Lightkeepers Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Saides Coordinator for high tolimne real
estate off. Comp. skills a must, real
estate background helpful. Benefits,
avail. Call 229-2777 for intern ev. or Ij\%
resume to: Anchor Realty 850-229-
6550 atin: Vickie Davis. 2tc 6/15
Would you enjoy a career opportunity
with an apenc) that Inrily appreciales is
slafl'? Habilitathe Service-. o1 North
Florida is looking lor Direct Care Staff
for adults \ ith developmental disiabill-
ties in Panama City. I year's experience.
HS diploma, reliable means of trans-
portation. and current liabillvy auto
Insurance coverage required Must paas
clearance through abuse regIstrN FDLE
local law enforcement, and DMV. Call
Barbara at (850) 482-5391 or fax
resume to (850) 482-2S33. EOE..,: .i.j,
The The Gulf County School Board is
receiving applications for Bus Driver, (3
positions: 2-4 hour drivers-Port St.
Joe; 1-2 hour driver-Wewahitchka).
Persons having applications on lle in
the School Board Olfice and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
inmed Application lorm and job
dt-.Lriptiorin are a\allable at the district
.llice or see application at
.ww guli.k 12.11 us. Completed applica-
tions should be sent to Mr. Don Rich.
Coordinator Gullf County School Board.
150 Middle School Road. Port St. Joe.
FL 32456. Application deadline Is June
26, 2000. 12:00 NOON, E.T. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 6/15
The Gulf County School Board Is recelv-
ing applications, for Camp Counselor
(Part time: Irregular, hours). Persons
having applications on file in the School
Board Office and fishing to be consid-
ered lor thls 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.k 12.11.us.
Completed applications should be sent
to Ms. Sarah joe Wooten. 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
Say qSo Saw 5 It I7n St4a/
The Gulf County School Board is recei-
ing applications for Teacher (Technol-'
ogy 7-12-Deadline June 27, 2000,
12:00 Noon C.T.) AND Teacher
(Middle School 'Alternative Educa-
tion- Deadline June 28, 2000, 12100
Noon C.T.) Persons having applications.
on file in the School Board Office and
wishing to be considered for this posi-
tion must request to have -their applica-
tion submitted Application form and-
job description are available at the
school office or see application 'at
nwww.gulf.k12.fl.us. Comnpleted applica--
tions should be sent to Dr. William
Truby. Principal. Wewahitchka High
School. 754 East Rher Road'.
Wewahltchka. FL 32465. See applica-
tion deadline above. The Gulf CounLy'
School Board Is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 6/15
T ADE a d SE VIE
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
1. C. Enterprises 202 Rid aenue
.Port Sit. Ioe. F ,l 32456
Authorized Sales Center
Inoaopern.r,i Beaul, Corsultont '
58 Hwy 9 t, Mexico Beach. FL
Free Estimates RF0066770
77 5 Sl4R
Keep Your Investment Looking
Clean & NewI
Quality Work Reasonable Prices
From Srrall to Big Jobs, We Have the
Experience and Equipment to Handle All
Your Pressure Cleaning Needsl
Rust Stains Removed
Roof Stains Removed
CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE!
Trim and Finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheetrock &
All types of carpentry work.
Insured Over 25 years experience.
Free Home Phone
Catherine L. Collier
211 Allen Memorial Way
AVOn (850) 229-6460
2 Carpentry, Windows,
0 Room Additions, etc.
Quality work/ affordable prices.
"The House Doctors" Lic.
#0066513. General Contractor.
N Chris" Appliance
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Custom Kitchen and Bath I
THE CABUET SHOPPE
580 Palmctto Dr., Overstreet
L Port St Joe, FL 32456
Jeff Powell, Owner
Fax 648-8752 A
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
hil Collier Residential Contractor
tfc 4.6 Licensed and Insured Lic #RR-0067199
S. Hanging Baskels Evergreens
Annuals Assorled Trees
S. alt-Tolerant Ornamentals
Gr pounds Covers & M-uch More!
ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First. Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-2112
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service .
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. o. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
( Carpet Country '
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle interiors.
STRY IT TODAY! tf5/4
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire B FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Nle eNow Brand Of Cotart.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6907 or 227-5373
STUCCO by DeGraff
STim DeGraff, Owner
Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
from. Plus many architectural designs
offHice: (850) 229-8588
mobile: (850) 227-5424
QUALITY STUCCO WORK
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WORKS!! ASK OUR ADVERTISERS!!
CALL 227-1278 TO PLACE YOURS!!
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Work # 647-5113
Mobile # 227-5112 C 154d
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
POOL SERVICES, INC.
SWIMMING POOL SERVICE
Bowers CERTIFIED POOL TECH
Home & Office
PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR RR0067101
.639-2942 OR 2274986 CALL ANYTIME
*VINYL SIDING+ U IO +SOFFIT AND FACIA*
+ CARPORTS + #FAIRR PATIO COVERS+
*SCREEN ROOMS* R EN, JC *FLORIDA ROOMS
DECKS# +lICNSD *PORCHES*
*AWNINGS* INSUR ED*SHUTTERS*
:......;... .. ,..,P.:E.E.:,
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
.,331 GCt.gri.il A i CAt ll u ,e l f. i (-V 11r
3'1orl "1 li', I. L i3.'* i, ( ll i",61 H'I 1 1ibl6
Mary Kay Cosmetics
909 10th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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
227-9353 4p 6/1
CAROL DIXON 4,
independent Beauty Conrsulfo-it
105 Vaupon St. Port St. Joe. FL
Flower & landscape
Kay Kelley, Owner
X -v tli 6/8
Gulf Coast Screen Printing"
rA r ....r- i... :. .
32 Years Experle
107 N 30th Street Unit-C
P.O. Box 13530 -
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured .
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
We Can PrAduce a T A
PORT ST. JOE, .M 850. 227=3777
Mize Plumbing, Glass & Suppl 4 Inc. ,
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELINGj
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS, r
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-CO57220, RG005 1008, ER00116 P8
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8,0811
Lic.#ER0013168" 24 Hr.. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction tfc5/4
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING")
,: ^Odor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr. Water Damag
S,, Carpet Repairs Restretching Free Estimates Z -
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING .
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style
Lic #: MA0029475; Lic # MM100986
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
u'C 5, 4
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2000 PAGE 7B
9Se1etary for handling sales, rentals, &
loan" processing. Exp. preferred. Call
Laky@ Arline Realty, 647-2628. tfc 6/15
Reliable Wood Worker
Spray background helpful.
AMply at Residential Elevators, Inc.
20 Residential Drive
S' Crawfordville, FL 32327
Help wanted cleaning rental units.
Weekend work. 'Please call Anchor
Vacation Properties, Cape San Bias,
226-2777. 2tc 6/15
Cooks, Dietary Aides, & Dishwashers
needed. Apply at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center, 220 9th St., Port St. Joe. FL.
F/Tt& P/T positions avail. Benefits avail
' &, salary negotiable. tfc 6/1
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid'FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc.. PO;Box 188,
Hosford, FL 32334. 850-379-8116..n. ro
Homne-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
Framing Carpenter wanted. Must be
dependable & have reliable transporta-
tionr. Call 639-4055 or 639-5006. 4tc 6/1
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club has year
around employ. avail, in restaurant &
lounge. Rotating duties require cook-
ing, waitressing, weekends/occasional
evenings. Shifts: 8:30 a.m.-- 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.-Frl. in
Clubhouse from 9:00-5:30 p.m.4te 6/1
Clerk/Housekeeper. Apply in person &t
Surfside Inn, Mexico Beach. tfc, 6/1
HELP WANTE I ISCELLANEO1 USFiI I!nI [SCIL[A IS I HIOMESI'i]: I ':'d
Earn While You Learn
SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph is looking
for CNA Students, LPN Students, CNA
graduates, and GPN's for a new Team
Building Program. Our great benefits
include: flex. hrs around your school
schedule, shift differential for 3-11 p.m.
and 11-7 a.m., uniform allow., child-
care relmb., medical, dental, prescrip-
tions, vacation. Your benefits include
"hands-on" on-the-job training, the sat-
. faction of quality care for our resi-
dents. Please contact JoAnn Murphy
RNC, DON at SunBridge, 220 9th
Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. 850-229-
8244. Fax 850-229-1042. exttfc6/1
CDL Driver needed. Please apply, in
person at C.R. Smith & Son, 3055 W.
Hwy 98. Highland View. 2tc 6/15
Busy Restaurant in Mex. Bch: Toucan's
now hiring Fry Cooks, Grill Cooks, &
Prep Cooks, Please call 648-4301 or
apply in person, tfc 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 Offfce;
Apply in person or call 227-2511. tfc 6/1
WORK FROM HOME
Get paid what you're worth!
Earn $500-$1500 p/t-$2000-$4000
f/t. Call 1-800-840-7446. ext2tp6/22
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tic 6/1
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
MOVING-Magic Chef, white refrig. only
9 mos. old, 18.5 cu. ft., $500. Call 229-
1050. tfc 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 6/22
For Sale: Lgt brown 4-pcs. sect. sofa
w/2 recliners & hideaway bed. Almost.
new elec. typewriter,850-647-5361. -,
CNA's, LPN' reqi
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 eet our DON. Please contact
N. SunBridg '
Jo'e eet. P
'. 2 3245. 8 -29.44 or ax ',
8 36-229-1042. '".exttc 6/I
e "Non-Denominrational" Eight
son Bible Correspondence Course.
rn how to become a Christian & no-
ig else! Send your name & address
Bible Study, PO Box 929, Wewa-
:hka, FL 32465, or E-mail your
uest to Wewachurch@aol.com tfc 6/1
THE COST OF LIVING IS TOO HIGH!
Are your .daily essential expenses out of
control? Have you heard about; the
newest BENEFIT club that will truly
help you eliminate those costs? This is
a personal invitation for you to learn
how YOU can receive a great monthly
residual income + benefits just by join-
ing us! So....if your food, gas, home/auto
.payments (& more!) are stressing you,
we're just a call away! 850-229-9389
Or, visit: http://www. coreclub.com/
DC8258 *Note: Membership is less than
the cost of a pizza!
For Sales 3 solid wood high-back swivel
bar stools, $85. Call 648-9446. litc 6/22
For Sale: White rattan mirror & dresser
$150. Call 647-2803 after 6 p.m.ttc 6/22
Day Lilies: red, creamy lavender; pink,
salmon, gold, peach. Jean Stebel, 6760
Hwy 71. White City. 827-1304. tfc 6/1
Furniture 8 Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
Zone 3. homes, same price as Zone 2.
"We don't penalize our friends in Gulf ,
Franklin Counties." Call Budget Homes
at 522-0900. tfe 6, I
New! Single Parent Program or First
Time Buyer Program. Call 1-850-763-
4266. Ask for Vance. extltc 6/22
Spacious, approx. 1,800 sq. ft. 4BR/
2BA 20000 model. Special lowprice!!
Don't miss out, call Chris at 763-4266.
HOME LEFT IN LAYAWAY. Save
Thousands! ,Call D.C. at 1-888-324-
1514. extltc 6/22
. 2000 model 16x80 3BR/2BA with A/C.
Delivery, set-up, skirting & satellite sys-
tem, only $27,995. Only one left. Call
Chris at 763-4266. extltc 6/22
Need to sell fast!!i New, 4BR/2BA for
only $29,995. Includes A/C, 'delivery,
set-up, skirting, and satellite system.
Call Chris at 763-4266. extltc 6/22
For Rentll! Owner lust built house arid
has to pay mortgage. needs to occupy
his mobile home now. Approx. 1,500 sq.
ft. on 1/2 acre lot, only $550/mo. Call
Chris at 763-4266. ext 1 tc 6 '22
S500-$5.000 CASH. Six mobile
homes to choose from. Will consider
owner Imnance with the right down pay-
ment First come. first serve. Call D.C.
at 1-888-324-1514. extltc 6/22
FOR. SALE: 1973. 24'x65' Mobile Home,
4BR/2BA, Asking $3,500. Call 850-
639-3265. 4tc 6/22
SPECIAL ORDER HOME came in with
the wrong colors. Save BIG! Call D.C. at
1-888-324-1514.1 extltc 6/22
Approved for new home! Before you
buy, call 1-850-763-4266 to get your
best deal on new home or house and
land package. 90% approval rate, good
interest rates, low down payments, spe-
cial programs! Call Vance, 1-800-763-
4266 at Quality Home Center, 3423 E.
15th Street, Panama City, FL extltc 6/22
FREE to LO1ING HOME- Four adorable
white kittens. I male, 3 fem., 2 longhair,
2 shorthair. About S s ks; old Flea treat-
ment gi\en. & Ilitter box trained Pis call
229-8441 or 229-8933. 2[p 6/,15
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,
rdl.able 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
Qenter'alJ20 Library Dr from 8 a.m. to,
9. 5,itn. This position rill require worker"
to sit in homes throughout Gulf County.'
Call 229-8466 and ask for Marion for
v ftirther information. The deadline for
applications is June 16th, 4 p.m. ~.,r6/5s
Craftmatic twin adj. bed w/new
Simmons Beautyv Rest mattress
w'/ribrator. Paid 8750/Asking $400;
Extra Ig. wheelchair. heavy duty. $200;
GE gas dryer. S75. Call 229-8079. r,.6/i5
vehicles than any other dealer in our area
'93 15HP Evanrude, $1,300, very lo
hrs.; 1981 Silver Wing GL 500 Inte
state, $700. Call 827-2701: ehlic 6/
One Gulf County Alcoholic Bevera
License. Bids will be accepted until 3:(
p.m.,. CDT, July 31, 2000, at the offi
of David C. Gaskin, P.O. Box 18
Wewahitchka, Florida .32465. TI
owner reserves' the right to reject
bids. Information may be obtained. 1
calling 1-850-639-2266. ,ext2tc 6/2
Horse Feed, $5.00
Jolen Farm & Farm Supply
DIET OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM
High Protein/Low Carb-Free Sampli
Success Guaranteed! www.staytrin
4ever.coh or call 1-888-952-1920..
I TRA ES .nd SER ICS0
Billy Johnson 229-8829
*Pressure Cleaning *Home. Deck or Carport
*Tree Cututing & Trimming 'Lawn cutting
BOB'S PAINT 0
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
SCaU or See COB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Sell Thoseo Unwanted Items
witthi A Classified Ad..
Place yours Now! 227-1278
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"John W. Owens, Computer Engineer/Technician ON-SITE 'SERVICES: Repair,
,302 Gulfaire Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Installation, Networking, Internet
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SecondMate Handyman Service
If your Mate is Too Busy for that Odd Job,
carpet & Vinyl
SAll your Floorcovering
)w Hopkins Automotive
r'\ Group offers the Pan-
22 handle the lowest adver-.
tised price guaranteed on
ge your next vehicle pur-
'5, Mark Odom, General'
the Sales Manager, strives to
by give you your very best
29 deal. Mark says "Bring us
_,your lowest, ;dvertised
price, not only will we'
match it...WE'LL BEAT
'15 IT!. Because Big Volume
= Big Discounts.
This dealership strives
2e on being consistent every-
m day and are always the
I lowest price .program
dealer in Northwest
Florida, South Alabama,
and Southwest Georgia.
Their remarkable hard
work and low prices makes
The management, and
staff of Hopkins Program'
Vehicles are all very appre-
ciative.to the huge.re-
Sponise heir man\ cuisom-
e In llthe Florida. Pan-
handle have shown.,
Hopkins says "THANKS"
for making their most recent
Hopkins is also the only
dealer in the Panhandle
\ ith three locations to
General Sales Manager.
them the number one pro-
gram dealer by far, by of-
fering the lowest prices
everyday. This means
when they have a sale at
Hopkins, they.really have
a sale, which happens
about two to three times a
friendly atmosphere ith a
no pressure, no hassle sale;
team hicl makes buying
serse. you best. All the time satisfied
The management and customers savy after .earch-
staft at Hopkins work hard ing other dealers, we found
and hand-pick the, best. our best- price was at
quality' vehicles and brinn Hopkins and if by chance
them to you al the best the, didn't ha\e 'hat we
price possible ,'i .anlcd,.lhey rounded it upip
They are the only dealer tor ur which h proves) just be-
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a FREE CarFax vehicle mean they don't have it.
history report with every Hopkins Pontiac-Olds-
Hopkini is a .certified
I believe they are truly a,
dealer that is often imi-
tated, but never duplicated.
When visiting Hopkins. at
any of their three locations,
you'll always find a'
GMC recently celebrated
their 30th anni\ ersar,,. We
congratulate them on their
honesty and integrity and
hope that their continued
success will bring them an-
other 30 years of business.
They truly appreciate
Competition's 98 Buick Century $11,995
What is a Program Car? ouR
When vehicle shopping, the first thing to know about a program car is, a true GM
program car can only be purchased by a GM dealer. Know your dealer. 9 9 90
A true program car is a car that the manufacturer retains rights to, this is another SE MODEL
Sa) of know ing a true program car. Competition's 99 Buick Real LS $14,995
Third. biut not least % aN of knov. ng a true prograjn car, is that it i, usually no more with cloth .
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'program vehicle sale at A rental car is a car that has been purchased from a manufacturer, by a corporate
WalMart Supercenter in rerital company such as Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, etc. When the rental company
Chipley a big success. They reaches their mileage threshold, they then.serid their vehicles to the auction for re-
pledge to continue to work sale. Rental Companies maintenance their vehicles on a regular basis.
hard and carry a volume in- iuI" :.' .
ventory at the best prices li 1Wt Is la n Vff iLea se a r Competition's 99 Mercury Grand Marquis $17,988
possible to keep beifig your An off-lease car is a car that a: company or an individual has leased for a specific .
voltme leader. Their er- amount of time and is returned as a lease turn in to be sold it an auction .-
vice and sales department Hopefully this will aid you in your next car purchase, to'know the difference i
will be there when you between a program car, an off-lease car and a rental car. This information has been' A ,
need us! provided for you, the consumer, by Hopkins to help educate and inform you better
Hopldns Has Truly Set before purchasing your next vehicle. Hopkins is truly your ProgramLeader. The U ,
A New Standard! proof is in black and white. OU15 9 9 0
Hopkins Continues To Go The Extra Mile 99's 9
There are many benefits to buying a Hopkins program vehicle. You can save your first year's depreciation
totaling as much as $15,000 or 40% off the price of new for only a few miles on the vehicle. Hopkins buys
program, 1off-lease. and rental cars only from companies that disclose any previous damage. Most program, off-
lease, and rental vehicles are still under manufacturer's warranty.
It just makes sense to consider a Hopkins Select Program Vehicle.
Why Hopkins Program Cars Are Number 1
The Hopkins Advantage ,,
*48-hour, 100% money
*Free gasoline with ev-
*Lifetime oil change
(most vehicles $13,95)
Carl4a with history on
every vehicle sold. mum with every purchase.
*Absolutely guaranteed 'All pre-owned vehicles
no collision damage on all Gold Check certified.
program cars. If they make '60-day major compo-
a mistake, they will buy it nent warranty on all ve-
back. hicles sold.
2-month nationwide *120,000 transmission
roadside assistance mini- warranty with every ve-
*No pressure, no hassle
and especially no gimmicks
*We offer pick up and
delivery for all your ser-
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For more information on these important facts and the best deal ever, see us at:
Chipley, FL 638-0332 Marianna, FL 526'3456 Blountstown, FL 674-3307
Tallahassee Volume Priced 98 Chevy Blazer $17,688
Competition's 2000 Buick Park Ave. $25,990
Locally Licensed & Insured
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PAGE 8B THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JUNE 22. 2000
Our Foster mommy said It's time. 7 wk
old kittens ready to be placed in loving
homes. Call Jenny at 647-4047. '4tc.6/22
FREE puppies to good home.
Terrior/lab mix. CUTE1 827-2803 in
White City. Itp 6/22
FREE PUPPIES. Shepherd Chow mixed,
7 wks. old, 850-647-2541. Itc 6/22
1982 Silvereagle Mobile Home on COR-'
NER LOT, 211 Cortez St., St. Joe Beach
2BR/2BA, CH/A. new carpet thru-out,
washer/dryer, recently painted inside &
out. 850-227-1235. 3tc 6/22
Barrier Dunes, new 2BR/2BA fully fur-
nished, never used. owner financing.
S $136.000. 227-7529 David. 41c 6/22
House for Sale: 442 Chipola Ave.,.
Wewahitchka. FL, 3BR/2BA, handyman
special. CH/A, $30,000. Owner will
consider financing w/at least 10 down
subject to credit approval. Call Wayne
Till @1-888-432-2996 or page @1-800-
682-6546. 4tc 6/22
Home for Sale by Owner: 517 9th Street
- 3BR/2BA, CH/A, '$75.000. Call 229-
6398 for appointment. 2tp 6/15
In WEWA, for sale by owner: Totally
remodeled 2BR/1BA house on shaded
lot. Incl. liv. rm., eat-in kitch., Ig. screen
porch & shed. ,New items: CH/A. all
appliances, plumbing & electric. carpet,
paint, etc. Owner will finance, $45,900.
$359 per month
Direct by Owner 227-3511
For Sale: 3BR/2BA hoiie. 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! ext4tp 6/22
For sale in Mex. Bch., 14x48, 2BR/ 1BA
mobile home located on secure rental
lot, storage bldg., CH/A, appliances.,
$9.500. Call 850-648-8201. 2tp 6/8
For Sale: 3BR/2BA. DW mobile home
on 75x150 lot in-quiet neighborhood in
SJB. Asking 855.000. 647-3292. tfc 6/1r
Lot For Sale: Grand Isle, Mexico Beach,
S1l5'x75', corner. Williams Way' &
Charles Corner. Water, sewer, ideal
home site. 647-3349. 4tp 6/1
LOTS FOR SALE: Palm Ridge Sub.. St.
Joe Beach, Lots 7 & 8. 227-2049 or
227-7424, leave message. exttfc 6,22
1200 ULS H"'. 98
Mexico Beach. FL 32410
:"..- 2221 CR-30
Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
I "' I---
206 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. Beautiful one of a kind beach view
home designed bN Paul Brent. This renovated home has three decks
overlooking gulf, screenedd in back porch, lots of decking in back,
trees, irrigation s )stem. Kitchen is gas and electric with tiled floors
and pickled oak cabinets. Downstairs features two bedrooms and
two baths, laundrN room, kitchen and lit ing room. Many built-ins.
Second floor features large master bedroom, large masterbath and
walk-in closet. Bonus from for office or bedroom and small sitting
area. Two car garage wi ith access from Oleander St. Must see to
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
.- ) .
St. Joseph Bay Office
1520 C.R. C-30,
Port St Joe, FL 32456
St George slan
Cape San Bias
344 Cape San Blas Rd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
110' Barrier Dunes Dr.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
New Home for Sale: 3BR/2BA, energy
efficient home at 282 Ave. D. 1 232 sq.
ft. of heated & cooled area, S81.500.
Call Greg Johnson or Hiram Nix at 227-
1416. ic 6/1
For Sale by Owner: 1/2 acre lots,
Pleasant Rest Road, Overstreet, w/well
& septic (ank, $17,500. Oiner Fin.mnce
w/10% down. 850-229-696 1. i. jri, ..
1/2 acre lot & mobile home,for sale,
$29.000. Pleasant Rest Rd. Call 850-,
229-6961. bc)r.tfc 6/i1
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,
Land & Home Packages
Beautiful in Mexico Beach: palm trees,
paved roads & underground utilities
L'-indscaped packages starting at 8500
per monihl Call Budget Homes al 522-
0900. fie 6/1
GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY
FAST. Call Kevin Welch. Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-648-4995. 52ip ?2.17
3BR/2BA home at 1211 Palm Blvd.
Approx. 1600sf. w/huge master ste.
Front and back screened porch, fenced
yard on corner lot. Please call your local
realtor for more details. t. : fc 6/1
-Golfers Dream Come True." Beautiful
high/dry 1/2 acre lot/Cape Plantation
sub.. overlooks 17th fairvay of St. Joe
Bay Country Club. Close to town.
schools & beaches. Must see to appreci-
ate. Priced to sell. 850-229-9431 uc6.:1i
Sp riflzi# #7Yur
Longing For A Friend
The Humane Society has
Mindy, a red chow and Australian
mix, along with others who are
longing for someone: to adopt
At present, the St. Joseph Bay .
Humane Society has Mindy: two
black shephards of which one is a
female and the other a male: two
small white female mixed bull-
dogs: two black three month old
mixed labs: three mixed lab pup-
pies; two mixed retrelvers. female
male; and eight kittens.
For more Information; you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
lslt the web site. at www.cape
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1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on S
1.800.485.7478 : or 888.458.
St. Joe Bay
92 HIGHWAY 98, MEXICO BEACH. 2 story custom built
brick home on 1-1/2 lots across from dedicated beach. 4
Bedroom, 3-1/3 Bath. Approx. 3532 sq. ft. of living space.
Metal roof, large deck, Florida room. Large garage in back
to accommodate many cars and/or boats. Carpet and tile
throughout. Lush landscaping. Too many amenities to
.mention. Must call for more information. Room for 2 or
more apartments downstairs. As many as 4 families could
go together for this one. $639,000.00.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
1200 U.S. Hy. 98 2221 CR-3(
Mexico Beach. FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on S
;[. Joe Bi\
NEW LISTING, BEACHFRONT INVESTMENT
OPPORTUNITY. Tourist Commercial Mexico Beach. Surfside
Motel, S. 38th Street. Located on 2 lots. Motel plus four-plex plus
beachfront duplex. Renovated 1995-96. Approx. square footage of
improvements 5,396 plus porches, decks, patio. Lots 90.74' x
130.74' and 75'x90'. Call Joan or Joy. $1,244,595.00. MLS #5931.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor .-* S
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PORT ST. JOE BAYFRONT -
Todd Home. Impressive Treasure
Bay waterfront 3BR/3.5BA, 3000
sq. ft. home with family room, din-
ing room, multiple fireplaces, modern
master bath, wood and tile floors,
garage, on landscaped lot.
CAPE SAN BLAS Barrier
Dunes Townhomes. Premier 1,
2, 3 bedroom townhomes available
in gated environmentally sensitive
community. Amenities include swim-
ming pool, tennis courts, fish ponds
and a beach boardwalk.
CAPE SAN BLAS BAYFRONT -
"Killgallin Home." A luxurious
3BR/2BA home with cathedral ceiling,
warm wood interior with lots of win-
dows, hardwood and tile floors, fire-
place, elegant master bath, porch,
satellite dish, workshop. $265,000.
MEXICO BEACH COMMERCIAL
- Canalfront. Waterfront octra-
structure on busy highway, located
next to marina, zoned C-1, numer-
ous commercial ventures possible;
property offers 5 income-producing
wet slips. $350,000. MLS#5065.
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of The Prudential Insurance Company of America QEqual Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated
CAL ODYFO VCTIN ETA IFRMTIN
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty. Inc.
1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida
850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959
BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner
ASSOCIATES: Barbara Mannon, 647-5004 John Chivetta, 227-3756 Charlotte Sanford, 647-3609
SVisit our web site at '
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GULF FRONT LOTS Enjoy Spectacular Sunsets &
Gulf Breezes Hwy. 98 Beacon Hill
75' Gulf Front lot! $375,000.
79.55' Gulf Front lot! $397,750
Corner of Hwy. 98 & Burch St. -75'xl 12.5' cor-
ner lot with Gulf View! Easy beach access close to
Beacon Hill Park.
8027 Hwy. 98 GULF FRONT Executive single family
4+ Br, 3 Ba home with bonus room on ground floor that
can be used as sitting,room, or extra bedroom.-Custom
Built in 1995, this home has approx. 2400tSF. Ceramic
tile flooring in main living level w/decorator periodic
tiles in kitchen w/custom wood cabinets. Panoramic Gulf
view from covered decks on both levels I Separate CH/A
systems for all 3 levels of house. Completely furnished
Very nicely decorated! On 60.12' Gulf front lot! Owner
open to offers! Must see this onel! $550,000. MLS#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
to back private patio area. Extra large back yard
with additional parking and storage area.
Appliances include refrigerator, range, dishwasher,
washer and dryer. $150,000.00.
We want to work for you!!! Whether buying or selling, give us a call so that our professional and friendly
staff'can meet your real estate needs.l
HEARING AID CENTER
618 W. 23rd Street
Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids
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* Monthly Service Center
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WEWA MEDICAL CENTER .
Malvinder S. Ajit, M.D. -
Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
Hours: Monday through Friday-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New Patients Welcome *
Call 639-5828 for Appointment-However, Appointments Not Necessary