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This is a question Gulf
County commissioners have been
dealing with lately, and In fact.
held a special board meeting to
further discuss the issue last
Thursday evening (June 29th).
The main thrust of the meet-
ing revolved around the five board
members' interpretation of the
c commission, chairmnan.s role in.,
maintaining an orderly meeting
focused on county' business and
citizens' concerns as they relate to
and fall under the guidelines of
county business. .
As commissioners spoke
about the difference between per-
sonal agendas, 'vendettas, or just
simply: efforts to dominate the
meeting's discussion time. most
agreed commission meetings were
held for the purpose of conduct-
ing county business. The fine line,
or sometimes bold line, between
what is county business and what
becomes efforts to use the meet-
ings as a public forum is where
the problem lies.,
During the board's last regu-
lar meeting on Tuesday. June
26th. Commissioner Johnny
Stanley addressed board
Chairman Billy Traylor about
showing respect to some mem-
bers of the public when they
spoke or requested to speak.
\ He also questioned the chair-
man's authority to arbitrarily
place time limits on speakers.
This fueled a verbal exchange
between the two. with Traylor
noting that the board could over-
ride the chairman at any time
during the meeting if they dis-
agreed with how he led the meet-
As Thursday's special board
meeting progressed. commission-
ers voted 4- 1 (Commissioner
Stanley opposed) to support a
motion -by Commissioner Nathan
V Peters, Jr., and seconded by
Commissioner, Warren Yeager.
asserting the chairman's authori-
ty to stop personal attacks on the
board or county staff members.
During the discussion. it was
pointed out that the board, as
always, has the authonty to over-
rule the chairman if the majority
disagrees with his 'assessment of
Chairman Traylor also made
a motion, after passing the chair
to Vice Chairman Stanley. to
acknowledge the board chair-
man's authority to run the meet-
ing using his discretion.
Commissioner Yeager pointed out
the chair already has that author-
ity' under current board proce-
Traylor asked the board to
verify that position so it would be
clear. That motion also passed by
a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner
SDuring discussions with the
public, the board clarified that the
(See FREEDOM on Page 3A)
170 T7 Turtless Released In Ba
TED Test" Thrtles Set Fre In St. Joseph Bay After Working for NOAA
St. Joseph Bay became home
to 170 new 'sea creatures
Saturday when two year old log-
gerhead turtles were released
there after the Department of,
Commerce's National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) completed tests on turtle
excluder devices (TEDs).
NOAA conducts the research
annually in an effort to perfect the
effectiveness of TEDs which are
required gear on shrimpers' nets.
Ben Higgins. NOAA biologist,
said this was the first year the
test turtles have been released in
St. Joseph Bay at the completion.
of the study, but he felt the site
was an excellent choice for the
viability of the turtles.
Since mid-June, the turtles,
have been used as underwater
'guinea pigs to actually make the
pass through shrimp nets and
test out the TEDs.
Higgins said the testing has
gone on since the early 1980's-
before TEDs were required by law
in 1989. In those early tests, a
device was considered acceptable
if a turtle could make its way out
of the net within five minutes.
Most of the original TEDs worked
in an effective range of three to
five minutes, Higgins said.
In fact, he noted that fisher-
men developed the original
designs, way before they were
called TEDs, for use to extract
"cannonball" jellyfish from their
Since those early days of
tests, the Ume it takes f6r a turtle
to pass through the nets safely
had been reduced to a minute or
less in most cases. In the testing
film Higgins reviewed to demon-
strate how the TEDs work, the
turtle made its way through the
device and back into open waters
in less than 30 seconds.
"Grid angle and net flap
length are the ,two most critical
factors in ensuring safe arid time-
ly passage through the nets,"
Higgins said. He noted that 45.50
of angle Is the optimum angle.
When the net and TEDs are
working properly together, shrimp
pick up speed as they pass'
through the net and are forced
through the grid opening into the
net's sack. Larger by-catch, such
as sea turtles, will not pass
through the grids and exit out the
net's TED exit flap.
Ann Kidwell (National Marine
Fisheries Service, Galveston,
Texas) said the test turtles were
caught near Clearwater, just less
than two years ago.. They have
been raised for TED testing at the
agency's facilities in Galveston
since that time.
She also noted that they
expected very few problems as the
turtles made the transition from
being pen-raised to returning to
S "Turtles, have very, little
learnedd behavior, most of what
they know comes from instinct."
Biologists have switched from
dry food to squid .and exposed the
turtles to a more natural
environment as they have pre-
pared them for the transition.
On average, the two year old
turtles are 18 inches long and
" weigh about 15 pounds.
S "Once released, the turtles
Swill begin seeking\ sources of food
and may venture into passes and
bays where crabs and other shell-
fish, the staple of their diet, are
commonly found. This is natural
behavior for young 'sea turtles,
and people should allow them to
forage unmolested," Higgins said.
"We've always done every-
thing possible to prepare these
(See TURTLES on Page 3A)
Solicitors Don't Represent Fire Departments!
Port St. Joe Fire Department
Chief John Ford wants to advise
residents of Gulf County that
local departments are not cur-
rently involved in any type of
Both telephone and written
contacts have occurred over the
past few weeks to Gulf residents
soliciting funds on behalf of Gulf
County and/or Port St. Joe fire
departments. Ford said local
departments were not aware of, or
involved in those activities.
Anyone receiving such calls is
requested to contact John Ford at
899-6332 and give him informa-
tion about the caller.
Dustin Burris (in foreground) and Jym Lowrey release two of
170 loggerhead sea turtles into St. Joseph Bay last Saturday.
Gulf Bids Farewell
To Judge- "Bob" Moore
Gulf County has again lost
one of its most prominent citi-
zens. Gulf County Judge Robert
"Bob" Moore lost his life early last
Thursday morning (June 29th)
when he and his wife, Phyllis,
were Involved in a single car traf-
fic accident in Franklin County
between Port St. Joe and
Funeral services for Judge
Moore were held Tuesday, July
4th, at 11:00 a.m. on his favorite
Circuit. Judge Judy Pittman
shared a few words about her fel-
low judge and friend during the
services at First Baptist Church.
Judge Pittman spoke about a
man who loved his responsibility
as judge, his God, Gulf County,
and had a special love for his fam-
Anyone who has been in con-
tact with Judge Moore since he
moved to Gulf County, after grad-
uating from the University of
Florida in 1967 with a Juris
Doctorate Degree, has seen his
passion for service to his
community and the citizens of
But the children always held
a special place in his heart. Before
becoming Gulf County's judge in
1995, Judge Moore was involved
in many civic and volunteer
groups, most of which ultimately
filtered benefits down to help
After becoming judge, he
stepped up those efforts even
more as he established the
Guardian Ad Litem Program in
Gulf County. was very active on
the Juvenile Justice Council, and
Prior to the State of Florida
making a move to stop the sale
and use of tobacco products to
and by minors, Judge Moore was
before the county commission
requesting an ordinance be
passed In Gulf County, thus tak-
ing the lead in that stand not only
in Gulf County, but in the state.
But the simple things were
just as important to both he and
Phyllis. This was obvious to every-
one who has observed them year-
ly dressed in costume, complete
with smiles of love and joy, as
they handed out treats during
Halloween activities sponsored by
Judge Pittman spoke about
that dash between the date of
birth and date we pass from this
earth which is inscribed on a
tombstone. She shared how that
dash represents the summation
of our entire life before explaining
how well Judge Moore had used
"He just simply loved being a
judge he upheld the honor
and dignity of that position." she
Judge Robert M. Moore
On the back of Judge Moore's
political card in 1994, he reprint-
ed a quote ,from St. Francis of
Assisi which, was meant as a
promise and prayer if elected Gulf
County Judge .
Lord. make me an instrument of
Where there is hatred-let me
Where there is injury-pardon
Where there is doubt-faith
Where there is despair-hope
Where there is darkness-light
Where there is sadness-joy
0 Divine Master, grant that I
may not so much.seek
To be consoled-as to console
To be understood-as to
To be loved-as to love
It is in giving that we receive
It is in pardoning-that we are
It is in dying-that we are born
to eternal life.
Judge Moore filled that dash
that Judge Pittman described and
Gulf County was blessed by his
presence, his positive attitude,
and his love and fairness to all.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2000
Editorial Commentary Columns Written by Willie Ramsey, Editor
As The World Turns
Somewhere along the way Gulf County Commission meetings
seem to be turning more and more into a soap opera-and less and
less a place where county business is conducted.
In principle, being a. county commissioner is a service position
that board members are elected by their constituents to fulfill. All
county4,business is public business and is conducted accordingly
during regular commission meetings. The public not only has the
privilege to attend and participate in these meetings, but has always
been encouraged to do so.
Over the weeks, months, and years of covering commission,
meetings, I've seen numerous examples of episodes that had noth-
ing to do with county business, creating a stir or dominating a meet-
ing. In all fairness, sometimes those examples have come from both
sides of the commission table.
In recent years, we've all seen and heard reports of dreadful
occurrences at board meetings out of control such as these were. We
probably have asked the question-"How could this have hap-
We may have even said-"It could never happen here!"
Not Sot On more than one occasion I've felt we were within a
half a gnat's hair of having just such an event at one of our local
Anyone who thinks airing personal agendas. vendettas, or ram-
bling speeches is a productive part of public commission meetings
has a serious misunderstanding of the responsibilities of the board
aid' the objectives of their meetings.
Rules, guidelines, and organization are a must in order for
county business to be accomplished in an orderly fashion.
Access must be a priority for not only the Gulf County Board of
Commissioners; however, all public boards' order and focus on
business is equally important. The chairman of those respective
boards (or in the case of area cities, the mayor) is the person who is
in charge of maintaining that focus.
This is not an easy task as they. on the fly and off the cuff, over-
In a recent editorial that appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat,
the writer wrote on this very issue-"The chairman must be firm in
setting reasonable limits for discussion. Long. rambling speeches-
from the floor or dais-are rarely enlightening, even if they do serne
to stroke the ego of the speaker." The writer continued. "While some
would complain that efficiency reduces openness, the opposite actu-
ally is true. More isn't always better; it's just more."
Walking the fine line between public access, freedom of speech
and conducting county business in a professional manner will con-
tinue to be a difficult task. Ultimately, county voters will set the
stage for how this occurs as they elect candidates who will deter-
mine the direction of how future meetings are conducted.
I've Bought My Last Pair of Levis
Over the past several months, I've watched with interest to see
bow the Supreme Court ultimately handled the Boy Scouts of
America's legal battle to exclude gay scout leaders,
After seeing some other recent rulings by our high court, you
just don't know how it might rule on a private organization's right
to require certain values and beliefs.
A spokesman for scouts explained in a recent newspaper article.
"For the past 20 years, we've made no secret of our policies,". "We
respect the rights of all other Americans to hold different values
than ours, and we ask to be granted the same respect."
Scouting has taken its stand on this issue all the way to the
Supreme Court. During this time frame, they have seen member-
ship rise 7% ". the kind of growth we've not seen since the baby
boom era," the spokesman said.
Their stance has cost them some of scouting's financial sup-
porters. including several corporations (Levi Strauss & Company
was the only one mentioned by name), several local governments
have severed ties with scouting, and Connecticut removed them
from its list of charities employees could support through payroll
deductions. In spite of this. new contributors have offset the losses
and scouting is doing just fine.
Scouts are asked to do their best to live by the oath, which
includes pledges to revere God and be "morally straight" Based
on the fact that our community has helped raise S65,000 to build
the new J. T. Simpson Scout Hut for area youth. our folks feel very
strongly about the character of our youth, and also who's instruct-
Hunker Down With Kes
by Kesley Colbert
Better Late Than Never
Daddy's favorite holiday by far
was the Fourth of July. I never
could understand that. For me,
this celebrating of special days
during the year was a no-brainer--
they passed out the Lincoln Logs
and the Roy Rogers' gun and hol-
ster set- at Christmas!
Don't get me wrong here, the
Fourth of July shindig was pretty
good. but after a 'year or two or
three. they all seemed to be the
same for me. Dad would get us up
early, "Boys. nse and shine, we're
going to. town. It's Independence
Day! We"ll stop by the ice house
and get the coldest watermelon
they ltve. W-e'll get a good seat for
the parade. I .bet 'Mr. Mayo will
have more barbecue'than a pack of
Smungry wolves could finish off.. .
Aw manl I could sleep another'
hour. Me and Leon and David
Mark ehad been down in Archie
Moore's field late the night before,,
busting open a couple of "pre-holi-
day" melons for ourselves. They
weren't cold mind you. but some-
how the taste of a watermelon
went up when you had crawled in
after it on your belly, carefully
watching for a light to come on up
at Mr. Archie's house.
Town looked the same every
Fourth of July Mr. Abernathy had
flags waving from every corner of
his hardware store. Someone had
wrapped red. white and blue
bunting around the benches, the
light poles and the World War .
cannon in the' town square.
Brummltt Funeral Home passed
out hundreds of those red. white
and blue hand held fans.
The little children would all
have small flags and they were
running to and fro. waving I
used to do that before I grew
The firecrackers were the best
thing. But ever since Bobby
Waldrup had thrown a whole
string of Chinese -bombers in -
amongst the horses and the
'parade kinda stampeded before it,.-
ever got started the powers-,
.that be had clamped down on any
unauthorized explosions in town.
\Ve'd eat barbecue and baked":"
beans and cole slaw. And ice cold
watermelon. The ladies would
retire to the clean up area and,'
busy themselves destroying paper
plates and half eaten corn cobs.
The men would light up their.
Camels and remember the "good '
old days" when they still had the
hand-pulled fire engine races
"right down the middle of Main,;,
The parade was near 'bout the:,'
same every year. Mr. Pinson led In
his police car. Dwayne Melton,,
with his daughters. Charlotte and'.
Derinda. would be decked out in-'.
full regatta on their horses. The big'"
flag would be next. Then the band, -
And a couple of tractors. And a Oat
bed wagon hauling someone brave
enough to imitate the Statue of,
Liberty. The officers of the VFW, -
some in old uniforms, would file
by. A few more horses would bring'
up the rear.
It 'didn't take long to' look at
our parade' ..
That's one of the reasons I
al ways marveled at my Father .
He insisted we "pick ,a good
spot" for the parade so we "would-
n't miss nothing."
Miss nothing 1! .
By the summer of my fifteenth -
,'ear I had about figured but that'
there was nothing to miss. We'dI
done this every year of my life Give
me a break! It was a one horse cel-'
ebration in a one horse town by a:
bunch of dirt farmers!
O.K., I'm a little off here, it was
a two tractor, three horse town.
Dad never seemed to notice'
how' small f'is whole affair actual-'
ly wasl'He would shepherd'us'intd
the ."front 'row" "and make sure'
"everyone had a good, view."
Amazing! He was truly excited
about all this He'd nod to. Mr.
Pinson. And wave to the Melton
He became ram rod straight as
the flag passed by. His big shoul-
ders Would square and his head
would slightly rise, his eyes glued.
to that flag. One year I almost
believe I saw a tear .... I remem-"'
bet thinking, there's a hundred
flags' all ovei the place, he's act-
ing 'like this is the first one he's
We dared not breathe--during
the playing of the" Natiorial
Antherm. That was a very special
moment for him. He'd come to
attention like a soldier! It didn't'
seem to matter to him how bad ou$i
little band' sounded br tiiat we4
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
Heavy Spaceship *Taffic Leaves Numerous Ruts On Mars
WHAT'S ALL THE attention
being shown the red planet.
Mars, lately? The big thing
seems to be that scientists think
there is-or has been-water on
the planet 'which would siiggest
the support of life as we know it.
Is thiis in support of life to be ,
or life that has been? Does it
mean the scientists are -trying to
propose a theory that people
inhabited the planet of Mars
Until they cut down all the trees
for firewood and then they
moved to earth where they could
utilize oil for fuel?
Or, maybe the scientists are
making ready for a move to Mars
when all the natural resources
are used up here.
I see a major transportation
problem involved with that move.
Another problem with that
idea is that Sunday we studied
the creation of the earth in
Sunday School. There is a pas-
sage in the Bible which tells of
God allowing for ample natural
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CONSTITUTION Wesley R. Ram
Written by Wesley Ramsey
resources for the use of alf 'the,
people He would place on the
earth and even if Earth is
capable of raising enough food to
feed them. The only problem was
transportation and distribution.
THIS SAME TRANSPORTA-
TION problem exists with trying
to move people from Earth to
Mars. It'll take more than
American Airlines, Delta,
AmTrac and Greyhound, com-
Those scientists haven't had
much luck trying to land three
space shuttles there, yet. About
$1.2 billion, to $130 million a
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trip' to. finance 'the trips to a
from Mars, it could get costlyr
move 10 billion people from hi
I think those scientists hi
been hitting on the joy juice, t
; There used to be an Id
around here that the main prc
uct produced in these swam
'which surrounds us was wh
It might be the reason th(
scientists can't find the wa
source on Mars is because .
source is hidden too well, mi
ing the same product on Mars
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THESE SAME SCIENTISTS'
,have found signs of water which
has ran downhill on Mars. mak-'
ing. remains of dry creeks: the
evidence they are heavily leaning
on to support their theory of
water having been on Mars or'
that the water is there.
If the scientists are leaning
on Mars as an alternative Earth,
nd ^ why not. pick one closer by? One
to nv we'd have more of a. chance to
ere build a bridge to?
I'm not laying too much store,
ave on moving the Earth, wholesale,
too to the planet of Mars, nor do I
have much faith in the theory,
lea that we once abandoned it.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL les-,
son pointed out that we would
need 'a quantity of faith to sup-
port any theory we might have
for the creation of the Earth.
The scientists seem to have
pretty good evidence that there
Is-once was-water on Mars,
whether it was In .the form of ice
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The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
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asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
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or the .liquidkind we are so
familiar' with. 'We'll buy that
much of their theory. But to take
their'theory aany further in ahiy
directions going~to take a.whale
of a, lot of "theory .
It, could be that, the water
theory' came along, just. in the
nick of .time to give .credence to
another shot of a mffiissile.to Mars
for an expLoratory shot to back
up the new idea and findings. .
MARS WAS THE destination
of "Buck ;Rogers" back in the
30s. It also gave little boys seek-
ing adventure, 'a source of
I know rp. dhurn and 'J flew
his grandmother's garage all over
the galaxy, following "Buck's"
exploratory trips, to and from
points throughout space .
We'd spend the entire day,
flying about space then as dark
would fall, we'd tie up our space-
ship to the old mulberry' tree
growing alongside it only to
resume our journey 'the' next,
day. ., .. ,'
,,Our adventures involved the,
encountering of spaceme'n every>.
bit as ugly and indestructible. as1
the ones encountered by "Buck"<;
Rogers and. Luke Skywalker at;
few. years.later. ,
The adventures we had, fly-
ing that old, garage about
through space, would rival those,
uses for the planet Mars, we con-
jectured because of the scien-1
tists" theory of water once hav-
ing, or now being present on the
OR, IT COULD be that the-
ruts discovered by the scientists
are the ruts made by the-numer-'
ous landings and taking, off
again signs left by our spaceship
of long ago or that one flown by.
"Buck" Rogers-as recorded in the
comic books of the 1930s. Truth
Is stranger than fiction, you
,. St. Joseph Bay
S Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
July 7 12:07 a.m. L 0.3' 2:24 p.m. H 1.1-
i-' :. 11:27 p,m. L 0.5
-1 July 8 8:40 a.m. H 0.9 9:36 p.m. L 0.6
SJuly 9 7:36 a.m.,H 1.1 6:22 p.m. L 0.4
-, July 10 7:39 a.m., H 1.3 6:13 p.m. L 0.2
July 11 8:03 a.m. H 1.5 6:38 p.m.,L 0.1
-- July 12 8:34 a.m. H .1.6 7:12 p.m. L 1.1
July 13 9:10 a.m. H 1.7 7:48 p.m. L -0.1
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2000 PAGE .
Tirtles From Page 1
turtles for their reintroduction
into the wild. Each one has a
metal tag affixed to its right front
flipper that has an identification
code and a contact address
embossed upon it. All evidence
indicates that they become fully
assimilated into the wild stocks
and don't suffer any adverse
effects from being raised in cap-
tivity or used in this research," he
The turtles will probably not
tarry long in St. Joseph Bay
before moving onh to open waters.
Higgins pointed out that it would
be another 29 years before the
turtles would become sexually
mature and somehow find their
way back to the beaches of
Clearwater to lay their eggs.
It is common for people to
encounter sea turtles in areas
that are popular recreational des-
tinations like beaches, docks and
piers. However, it is a violation of
the Endangered Species Act for
people to touch, disturb or injure
sea turtles. So people should
never approach or attempt to
catch or feed them. Even small
sea turtles will bite people and
can inflict painful wounds if han-
Phyllis and Robert M. Moore-Hailoween 1fyu
PSJ Lions Club Remembers
The members ofthe PSJ Lions
_Club lost a true "Lion" of a man
when Judge Bob Moore died in a
traffic accident on June 29. Judge
.Moore was a.very active member
.of the local Lions Club for many
years. "Lion Judge" as :he. was
affectionately nicknamed by many-
of his fellow Lions, represented
the true meaning of Lionism.
Over the years he served in
just about every office and on
every committee. Lion Judge
never gave less. thgn 1109% in
everything hd 'took on. He was
involved in every fund-iaiser. club
function, and was instrumental in
bringing new ideas to, the Club.
Lion Moore often would bring
guests to the meetings and made
a great effort to be involved with-
the operation of the Club.
Lion Moore loved to "pull one"
over on his fellow Lions. He would
often hide the Tall Twisters money
box or the raffle tickets and when
the loss was discovered he would
look around the room in disbelief.
that someone would do such a
A few years ago he came up
with the idea for lall of the Lions
Club members to wear a large box
(From Page 2)
done exactly the same thing the
year before . and the year
before that and the year before
'Course, he had been a sol-
dier. That was a long time before I
knew him. And he never men-
tioned much about the war. He
spent three years in the South
Pacific in places like New Guinea,
Biak and Palawan Islands, the
Philippines and I'd seen the
'ribbons .and stars' and bronze
arrowheads on his old green jacket
, . ,
I asked him once if he'd "seen
"No son, I'was just over there
like all the rest."
I look back, on those precious'
moments thirty-five years later
and realize there was a dumb,
clod-hopping, ignoramus standing
on that sidewalk. :. and it Wasn't
my Father! I marvel today at the
importance I placed on trinkets
like wooden sticks and toy: guns.
The firecrackers and sparklers
were more important than the
memories, the history, the. her-
itage, the freedom ....
It had come too easy for me. I
had no conception of "price."
Someone else had always paid it
for me! One of those "someone
elses" had stood right beside me
for 'umpteen years through
umpteen flag passing bys.
And I never one time thanked
him. NOT ONE TIME!
You know, Daddy never called
it the Fourth of July. It was always
Independence Day to him.
It was Independence Day..
0 Say Can You See,
fin the Christmas Parade with
each box having a letter on it to
spell out Merry Christmas. The
next year he had us wear a
Christmas hat and just the box
with Bermuda shorts on under
No matter what the event, the
Lions Club could always count
onthe "Lion Judge" to be there. He
especially enjoyed the Lions Club
social, whether it was a formal
event or a cook out at one of the
Lions' house, .he was always one
of the first to arrive and last to
On Tuesday, June 27, Lion
Judge Moore presided over the
installation- of new officers and
inducted the newest members of
the Lions Club. Lion Moore took a
lot of pride in this task. He stud-
led the history of Llonism and vir-
tually memorized all of the
information that was presented to
the officers and new members. It
was his nature to interject some
humor during the ceremony, such
as asking the newly elected
President David Whitfield if it was
his "final answer" when asked' if
he would accept the duties of the
Lion Judge Moore was a team
player, a Great Lion, and a good -
man. He will always be missed.
but never forgotten.
St., Joe Bay
The next St. Joe Bay
Committee meeting will be held
on July l3th at 9:00 at the Port
St. Joe fire station meeting room:
Anyone who is interested in
discussions regarding the St.
Joseph Bay environment is wel-
come to attend and participate.
Notice to Area Unions
Local unions that have files or
other items placed in the Local
379 Union Hall on Sixth Street in
Port St. Joe need to make
arrangements to remove those
items. Local 379 is in the process
of vacating that building.
For further information,
please contact John Reeves at
-From Page 1
intentions of the board were not
to stop or limit public input, but
rather to remain focused on coun-
-ty business during those discus-
Other Items Discussed
*Decided to move forward
with several emergency electrical
repairs needed at the county jail.
County Maintenance Supervisor
Joe Bearden will be overseeing
the project. The board is also
looking at the county jail as it
takes initial steps toward refur-
bishing and possibly expanding
*The board also recorded a
resolution banning illegal fire-
works in light of recent rains
across the county.
"People who see sea turtles
that appear to be in distress or
injured should contact the Marine
Law Enforcement Division of the
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission IFWCC) at
(800) 342-5367. The FWCC will'
Lately God has taken somereal
good men, early Thursday
morning He did it again.
Bob Moore was another of the best
men I -have known. If you
needed help, he was as close as
He was a husband, a father. and a
grandfather too. and one of the
best cooks I ever knew
Bob was a friend to the working
man. always ready with a help-
A fair judge too. as many can
attest, more than a few said -he
was the best."
He was Sunday School Superin-
tendent at First Baptist too and
doing a great job. which for
him was nothing new.
Bob was into other things, always
helping people out. What ever It
was, he gave his best no doubt.
Bob was sort of like "Big Gene"
you could write a book or more.
but I'm going to quit and say
Fil see you on that other shore.
Blly M. Johnson
ensure that such turtles are
examined and treated by qualified
wildlife professionals. If people
encounter a dead sea turtle on the
beach they should not remove any
tags, and report its location
immediately to the FWCC," con-
Caffrey Keller sets another
UPPER LEFT-Craig Gold,
scuba instructor with PC
Marine Institute helps with the
release program. BELOW
LEFT-You can almost hear
him say,, "Free at last!"
ABOVE-Dustin Burris (left)
and Ann Kidwell (in truck)
unloaded a truckload of turtles
Saturday. Ben Higgins. NOAA
biologist, (on right) is oversee-
ing the turtle research project.
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2000
24 Students Receive Norris D. Langston Scholarships
From left are Katrina Richards, honoree Leigh Lawrence, Ruth
Hendrix, and Mary Belin.
At Bridal Luncheon
Stephanie Leigh Lawrence.
August bride, was entertained
with. a .bridal luncheon at St.
Joseph Bay Country Club
Saturday, June 24, given. by
Katrina Richards. Mary Belin. and
Ruth Hendrix. Lawrence is- the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs Steven
C. Lawrence of Port St. Joe
Upon amrval, the guests were
greeted in the foyer of the club by
Lawrence and hostesses The
honoree wore a street length dress
in bright colors of the season. The
hostesses presented her with a
beautiful hand-painted pitcher as
a moment of the occasion.
The centerpiece of a gorgeous
spring bouquet adorned the head
table, of the honoree. her mother,
Pam Lawrence, and the mother of
the prospecUve bridegroom. Janie
Adkison. Guests were served a
Delicious and attractive chicken
and green salad plate as the
entree, with dessert of fresh fruit.
&SP A e
Guests -attending were the
honoree, the hostesses, Pam
Lawrence, mother of the bride,
Janie Adkison. mother of the
future bridegroom, Mrs. Tom
Parker, maternal grandmother of
the bride, Mrs. James Adkins,
paternal grandmother of: the
*bride, Mrs. William 0. Cathey,
maternal grandmother of. the
bride, Jody Wear, bridesmaid,
Casey White,. bridesmaid,
Amanda Bateman, bridesmaid,
and Meredith Godfrey, brides-
Miss Lawrence will become
the bride of Kyle Wesley Adkison,
on August 5, at 6:00 p.m. in the
First Baptist Church of Port St.
Josephine Grace Adsit
It's A Little Sister!
Sophie Adsit announces the
arrival of her: sister, Josephine.
Grace Adsist. Josie was born on
May 25, and %weighed six pounds,
13 ounces, and was 20 and one-
half inches. ... ..,",
Her proud parents are Phillip
Adsit and JenniferMercuri of Port
Twenty-four area students
received scholarships from the
Norris D. Langston Youth
Scholarship Foundation last
Thursday evening, June 29th.
Seniors from Gulf, Bay,
Franklin, and Calhoun counties
were presented with scholarship
awards as part of the evening's
ceremonies and banquet.
Secretary of Florida
Department of Labor Mary B.
Hooks was the guest speaker after
promising to follow the 4B's ..
Be Briefly Be Briefl
She told scholarship recipi-
ents that, "Success is not the
result of happenchance," and that
they, "must set and follow goals.'"
Secretary Hooks also stressed
the importance of acknowledging
a heed for assistance from a high-
er power. "I will not accept any
invitations to any place where, I
can't acknowledge My God" she
said to a chorus of applause,
while further .noting she would
not be where she is today without
Using the letters of the word
"excellence," Secretary Hooks out-
lined the roadway to success and,
how to reach goals of excellence..
David;Langston, brother of
korris Langston and founder of
the NDLYS Foundation, also rec-
ognized the 2000 Wall of Honor
recipients, just prior to the meal.
Scholarship winners, the
school from which they have
graduated, and college to which'
they will attend include: Olympia
Arendt, Port St. Joe High School'
(PSJHS), Gulf Coast Community
College (GCCC); Sarah Bailey:;
Wewahitchka High School (WHS),
University of West Florida (UWF);,
Tewaieni Baker, Mosley High
School (MHS), GCCC;
Jot Cargaill, Apalachicola High
School (AHS), GCCC; Constance
Carter Blountstown High School
(BHS), Chipola Junior College
(CJC); Bobby Clarke MHS;-
Florida A&M University (FAMU);
Randi Cook, AHS, GCCC:; Megan
Davis, AHS, FAMU; Lakeythia
Filmore, PSJHS, GCCC; Shray
. Gilbault, WHS, Tom P. Haney
Technical Center; -
Roderick Givens, PSJHS,
Bevill. State Community College;-
Katrina Hilton; Carrabelle High
School,. GCCC; Felicia Hogan,
Tales of "Africa"
The Gulf County Public
Library's summer library program,
will be presenting Africa on,
Tuesday, July 11, at 10:00 a.m.
for children kindergarten through
The program will include sto-
ries; "Africa Calling," "Hatseller
and the Monkeys," "That's good,
That's Bad," "Kol and the Kola
Nuts," and "Rainbow Bird." They
will also be making African lion
masks and African animals, lis-
tening to African music, watching
a video about Africa and serving
North African carrot salad.
Final Plans Talent Needed
Anitra Joy Frie and James
Patrick Norton, along with their
parents. would like to announce
the final plans for :their wedding-
on July 22 at the First United:
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe,
at 6:30 p.m. No local invitations
are being sent. all friend and rela-,
tives are invited to attend.
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Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
328 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe,
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*Home Decor *Antiques
New Shipment of Prints
The 2000 Scallop Festival will
be held on September 2 and 3,
The are in need of talented people
who can sing. dance, tell jokes,
perform magic tricks, juggle, etc..
to complete their entertainment
program. Saturday will be
reserved for all types of perform-
ers and Sunday will, be devoted to
religious performers. If you are
interested and want-to perform or
know of someone you 'think
should perform, call Jim Newton
BHS, CJC; Renece Jackson. WHS,.
UWF; Alyana Jefferson. PSJHS,
Lively Technical Center: Travis
Jenkins. PSJHS, Sante Fe
Community College; Courtney
Lenox. PSJHS. L. B. Wallace
Community College: Talitha
Lowery. AHS. FAMU;
Justin Miller. WHIS, GCCC:
Cocoa Pace, PSJHS, FAMlU;
Timothy Pittman. W-IHS. GCCC;
Neikole Royster. PSJHS. CJC:
Melissa Rowan, PSJHS. GCCC:
John Welborn. PSJHS. Word of
Life Bible Institute.
The 2000 Wall of Honor recip-
ients were Vanessa Dawson.
Vernon Eppinette, Cah-in Pryor.
Ralph Rish. Martha Sanborn.
Burghart "Willie" Speed. Gary
Speights. Edward Tolliver.
Coretha Turner. and Walter
Twenty-four seniors from
area counties received scholar-
ships during last Thursday's
Camp For Girls
in Grades 2 to 6
SExplore the world we live in at
the Girl Scout Port St. Joe day
camp-Broaden Your Horizons.
The camp will be held July 17
through 21 from 9:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m. at the- First. United
Methodist church' located on
Highway 98 at Constitution.
You don't have to be a mem-
ber of the Girl Scouts to take part
in all the fun. Sample the out-of-
doors, arts and crafts, and much,
much more while making new
friends and spending time with
The cost is $35 f6r Girls
Scouts with an additional $10 for
non-Girl Scouts. Childcare is pro-
vided from 7:30 a.m until 5:30
p.m. for an additional $20.
Anyone interested please call the
Girl 'Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend office at 1-800-
There will be a breast-feeding
training and support group meet-
ing the first Monday of each
month in Port St. Joe from 6:30
until 7:00 p.m., ET for educa-
tional training. Also from 7:00
until 8:00 p.m., ET support
group/Q&A will be held, at First
Presbyterian Church located at
508 16th Street in Port St. Joe.,
The training/group will also,
be meeting the- second Monday of
each month in Wewahitchka from
6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., CT, for
educational ,training and from
7:00 until 8:00 p.m., CT, for sup-
port group/Q&A, at First United
Methodist Church located on
Highway 71 in Wewahitchka.
For further information pease
call a certified lactation counselor
at 227-1276. extension 170.
Secretary of Labor Mary B. Hooks and David Langston (shown in the
photos above) addressed and congratulated the award recipients.
The Lighthouse Church of Wewahitchka
Pastor Mike & Connie Parrish To The Area
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2000 PAGE 5A
On Wednesday, June 28th
Mark D. Kilbourn, 38, of Port St
Joe, was arrested by Port St. Joe
Police Department Officer Ross
YOwell on an active Gulf County
arrest warrant for filing a false
,INFLUENCED DRIVER SNAGGED
Also, on June 28th, Cindy T.
KIrby, 35, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Officer Chris Teeter
f o driving under the influence.
; While morjtoring traffic on
Highway 98. Lfe officer observed
Kirby's vehicle traveling on the
roadway at a high rate of speed.
After further investigation, it was
discovered that she was operating
a vehicle while under the influ-
ence of alcohol.
No HOLIDAY FOR HER
Thursday, June 29th, Brenda
K. Christmas, 38, of Port St. Joe
was arrested by Officer Yowell for
prostitution. According to a report
filed by the arresting officer.
Christmas offered to sell sex to an
Friday, June 30th, Gustave A.
Sander. 22, of Port St. Joe. was
arrested by Officer Rusty Burch
for possession of a controlled sub-
According to a -eport filed by
thAe arresting officers, ,Sander's
vehicle was observed exceeding
the speed limit on Monument
Avenue. After stopping the vehi-
clq. a small amount of'cannabis
1was discovered within it.
No LICENSE To MOTOR
.' Also, on the 30th, 'Elbert F.
Steward. Jr.. 47. of Port St. Joe,
%.as arrested by Officer Burch for
driving with a suspended dnver's
license The officer observed
Steward's vehicle on Monument
Avenue with no taillights. -Upon
Further investigation, it was dis-
'overed that his driver's license
had been suspended.
.'. JUST A HOP, SKIP & JUMP
S. Finally on the 30th, Shanda
W. Ingrain, 20, of Pensacola, was
arrested by Sergeant: Troy
Simmons for driving under the
While answering a call at the
Shell station in regard to a vehicle
blocking the. gas pumps,
Simmons approached Ingram's
*t yphicle at which time she. sped
Irbm the parking lot. jumped the
parking barricades between the
station and Burger King.
After stopping the vehicle in
the Burger King parking lot, an
inve-stigation revealed that Ingram
had been drinking and was v~er
In the same incident. 19-
year-old Rebecca A. Nino, also of
Pensacola. was issued a notice to
appearr for possession and con-
sumputon of an alcoholic beverage
by a person under the age of 21.
SPEED LEADS To ARRESTS
Saturday, July 1st. Alpha 0.
Rbinson, 27, of Apalachicola,,
vas arrested by Officer James
Stephens for driving with ,a sus-
jended driver's license.
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The officer stopped Robin-
son's vehicle on Monument
Avenue for excessive speed, and
upon further investigation it was
discovered that Robinson's dri-
ver's license had been suspended.
. Also in the same incident, 26-
e year-old Lowery M. Croom, Jr., of
s Apalachicola, was arrested for
y being in the possession of drug
paraphernalia and less than 20
grams of marijuana.
JUST HANGIN' OUT
Richard R. Holly, 30, of
S Panama City, was arrested by
r Officer Glenn Norris on July 1st
for driving under the influence.
The officer reported that he
observed Holly's vehicle stopped
and blocking MartinLuther King,
Holly was hanging out the
window 'of the 'vehicle yelling at
people. Upon investigating the
incident, it was discovered that-
Holly had been drinking and was
TAGGED ON Two CHARGES
Also on the 1st, John M.
West, 24, of Kinard, was arrested
by Officer Burch for attaching a
tag not assigned to. the vehicle
which he was operating.
Upon searching West's vehicle
following the arrest, Burch dis-
covered a cannabis cigarette and
a cannabis pipe. He was then also
charged with possession of less'
than 20 grams of cannabis and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
A PAIR OF VIOLATIONS
Monday, July 3rd, Latabitha
C.. Shar. 28;, of Huntsville,.
Alabama. was arrested by Officer
Teeter for driving under influence;
According to a report filed by the
officer, Shar's vehicle' was
observed traveling south ,. on
Monument Avenue at a high rate
of speed. Upon stopping the vehi-
cle. it was determined that Shar
had been dnnking and-was intox-
A' second arrest was made
during the same incident when it
was discovered that the passenger
of the vehicle, Fouad Karem Shar.
22, also of Huntsville, was in pos-
session of less than 20 grams of
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL .
Monday, June 26th-Max
Wood, 69, W/M, of Port St. oe,
violation of probation (re: lewd
and lascivious acts); and Joseph,
Antal, 52, W/M, of Panama City
Beach, failure to appear (re: dri-
ving under the. influence, driving
while license suspended or
revoked, and leaving the scene of
an accident). ,
Tuesday, June 27th-Carrie
Causey, 23, W/F, of Wewahitch-
ka, failure to pay fine (re: trespass
and criminal mischief).
Thursday, June 29th-Keith
Whitehead. 34,. W/M, of Port St.
Joe, aggravated battery; and Rita
Page 35. W/F. of Port St. Joe,
three counts of worthless checks.
Friday. June 30th--James
Mutter. 45. W/M, of Southport,
three counts of worthless checks.
Saturday. July 1st--James
Terry, 29, W/M, of Wewahitchka.
Sunday. July 2nd-Robert.
Grimes. 54. W/M. of Monterey.
California. false information to a
law enforcement officer; and
Arthur G. Turner. 29, W/M, of
Panama City. boating under the
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Betsy Knight And
Her Birds Of Prey
by Caroline Hunsley
Interesting bear stories soon
turned into -excited gasps from an
audience being fanned by the
wings of a red-tailed hawk.
Wildlife rehabilitator Betsy Knight
of the Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary
presented her birds of prey to a
captivated audience on
Wednesday night, June 21st at
the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve, as
part of their Guest Lecture Series.:
Ms. Knight, a wildlife rehabil-
itator for forty years, is partial to.
birds of prey and presented five of
her birds that will live out their
lives with her in Blountstown.
because they are unable to return
to the wild for various reasons: a
red-tailed hawk, a great horned
owl,' a barred owl, an Eastern
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Happy, Sleepy, Dopey..,
The Humane Society has
these seven little dwarfs, along
with others at the humane society
which are in need of a home.
At present, the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society has nine-eight
week old puppies; a 2-1/2 month
old puppy that has already been
immunized for parvo; 'two full"
blooded black German shepherds,
one male and one female; onejbig
male bulldog, two 'black mixed
chows; 40 dogs,in total; two grown
cats and seven kittens.
For more information,. you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
screech owl, and an American
All birds of prey (owls, osprey,
vultures, hawks, eagles, and fal-
cons), said Ms. Knight, have
hooked beaks and long talons in
common. The beaks are specifi-
cally designed for ripping and
tearing, while the talons efficient-
ly catch and kill prey instantly.
Another common trait is the
female.being larger than the male.
The red-tailed hawk is so-
named because of the red coloring
in. its tail feathers of the adult
birds. For the first two years;
.however, the tail is white with
black bars. If the bars are in a
straight line,; it is a first year bird.
If the bars are not straight, it is 'a
second year bird. '
/ A daytime 'hunter, the red-
tailed hawk feeds over high. dry
places such as farms. From two
miles 'above the ground,- they spot
rats; snakes and mice, fold their
wings'and dive up to 100 miles
per hour toward their prey.
Tragically, Ms. Knight's red-
tailed hawk will never fly or hunt
again; its right wing was shot off
in a thoughtless 'moment. ,Ms.'
Knight encouraged children and
adults alike to attend hunter safe-
ty classes to learn safe, responsi-
ble gun usage.
,Unlike the hawk, the great
horned owl, Florida'"slargest owl,
hunts at night. During the day it
sleeps inrtree branches, nesting in,
the open rather than In cavities or
burrows like other owls. Once
night descends, so does the owl.
swooping down upon its prey in
silent flight. Fringes on the edge,
of0ilts wings act as: silencers,
enabling the owl to fly without
,' The ,owl's large, round eyes,
its most, notable feature to many
people, are the result of eye sock-
ets larger than our own, with
more' rods and cones than we
have, giving the owl excellent
vision. It, is a restricted vision;
however, as the owl can only look
straight ahead (binocular vision),.
though its neck (with 14 verte-
brae) can turn 270 degrees.
Though you. might think the'
owl's sight Is its predominant aid
in hunting, in reality, the owl
hunts primarily with its acute
hearing. What makes an owl's
hearing acute is its asymmetrical
ears. An owl has one ear located
behind and below one eye and
another ear located behind and
above, the other eye.
Ms. Knight illustrated the
location of the ears with the help
of Ruffles, a nine year old barred
owl. She gently held back the
head feathers and exposed
Ruffles' ear, so the audience, par-
ticularly the children sitting up
front, could see how it was situat-
ed. The ears, said Ms. Knight, are
also positioned at different
angles, giving' the owl the benefit
ofa wider range of hearing. '
Ruffles is unable to return to
the wild because she has juvenile
cataracts, and cannot see well
enough to grab hold of.a perch.
Her parents ate something from
the Chipola River that caused the
cataracts to form in Ruffles' eyes.,
Research has revealed it could be
due to heavy metals in the area.
The fourth guest of honor was
an Eastern screech owl, a small
(approximately eight inches tall),
reddish gray bird with one eye.
The other eye was destroyed by a
BB. which also destroyed' Its
depth perception and disabled its
ability to hunt' in the wild. .
... Ms. Knight encouraged the
children to attend hunter safety
classes where they could :learn
responsible. safe gtun usage .
Screech owls hunt for bugs.
That may be why they like being
around people. People use outside
lights, which attract bugs, which
Knight holds nine Ib. Alaha aloft to show off her six foot wing span.
attract screech owls. Their
favoritefood is cockroaches. :
By the way, the screech owl
actually doesn't screech at all; it
has a soft tremulous whistle. One
member of the audience demon-
strated the sound: she took care
of a screech owl for a while and
learned its call.
The final guest of honor and
the largest of the birds of prey was
Alaha. an American bald eagle. At
seven .years old and weighing nine
pounds, Alaha hopped onto Ms.
Knight's glove with wings flap-
'ping, her six foot wing span creat-
ing wind currents over the audi-
ence. Wings and injured eyes are
not her problem. Alaha fell 95 feet
from her nest tree in Seminole
County and injured her legs. She
now lives and works the educa-
tion tours with Ms. Knight, who
has raised Alaha from a chick.
Many thanks to the
Apalachicola National Estuarine
Research Reserve and Ms. Knight
for an informative, worthwhile
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Andrew Preston Martin
walked into the presence of Jesus
on Thursday, June 29, in
Pompano Beach following a short
illness. He was 87 years old, born
on- January 19,; 1913 in Jpckson
County. Andy lived most of his life
in Port St. Joe. He had relocated
to Pompano Beach in the fall of
Andy, as known to his .
friends, married Avaryee Collier
Martin and together they built a
life in this community. .He was -a
welder for many years and then a
security guard for Vitro. He was
also. a charter member of Long
Avenue Baptist Church and an,
active deacon until his last several
years in St. Joe. During the early
years of the church he was also a
very active layman, traveling with
many other men of the church all
around the Southeast. Andy was
never ashamed of his faith in
Jesus and never hesitated to
share it with friend and stranger
He is survived by his wife of
59, years, Avaryee C. .Martin of
Pompano Beach: two daughters.
Andrea M. Griffin of Pompano
Beach and Barbara M. Smith
(Steve) of Newnan,, Georgia; five
grandchildren. Billy J. Griffin, Jr.
of Havana, Karen G. Hanlon (Jay),
of Pompano Beach, Duane M.
Grillffin (Teresa) of Fort Lauder- ,
dale. Andrew A. Smith (Brandy)
and Ashley Kay Smith of Newnan,
Georgia; seven great-grandchil-
dren, Jessica Griffin and Garrett
Hanlon of Pompano Beach, :
Brittany and Brooke Griffin of
Fort Lauderdale and Gavin and
-Anna Smith of Newinan. Georgia;
one brother, James Martin of,
White City, niece Janell Kirkland ....
(Harold) of White City, along with ,
,many other nieces and nephews. "' ,
There will be a memorial ser-
vice held at Long Avenue Baptist
Church on Friday, August 4, .at
11:00 a.m. The family will receive,
guests following the service in the
Family Life Center at the church, .
In lieu of flowers, the family '.
requests that donations be made
:in Andy's name to the Florida,
Baptist Children's Home or Vitas
Hospice located at 5420 NW 33rd
Avenue, Suite 100, Fort
Lauderdale, FL 33309, .
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2000
July 4th Festivities Are A Smashing Success!
This year we tried something
a little different; we celebrated our
seventh annual July 4th on July
3rd, and it was a big success.
All the Fourth of July trap-
pings were present at Frank Pate
Park: war veterans, 90 degree
heat, flags, balloons, games for
children, politicians ad infinitum,
dunking booth, food, beverages,
crafts, and families enjoying the
day together. This year had a new
twist to the 4th-a pirate ship and
a local invasion.
Festivities opened with
announcements followed by a
tribute to American veterans of
war, who were given seats of
honor for a special .presentation.
The Reverend Bill Taylor blessed
the festivities with prayer and a
special remembrance for mem-
bers of the community who have
recently passed away and will be
After a well executed presen-
tation of colors by the Naval
Junior ROTC, Uncle Sam present-
ed veterans with appreciation
pins. Walking tall in Uncle Sam's
star spangled hat and tuxedo was
Harry Lee Smith, also a veteran,
who pinned each veteran and
-shook his hand as the hymns of
each branch of the military filled
the air. .
Bo Williams addressed the
crowd with an appreciation
speech Tor American freedom.and
the price paid by many to achieve
that freedom, and Mary Lou
Cumbie offered a spine tingling
rendition of the "Star Spangled
A few of the local politicians
braved the PSJ Dixie Youth
Baseball League Major All Stars
dunking booth and were success-
fully doused-again and again,
while the band, Renegade, filled
the park with music.
Not everyone was there to'
hear it. Many people decided to
check out the impressive pirate
ship docked at the Port St. Joe
Marina. As its skull and cross-
bones waved from the masts and
families toured its stilled hull, an
invasion was being planned.
The pirate ship sailed into the
bay off the city pier, as cannons
boomed at the launching ramp,
attempting to sink the marauding
ship. The pirates commandeered a
vessel which had been defending
the shore, and after a battle at the
ramp, the pirates raced onto
shore, much to the delight of
those in the park. The pirates bat-
tled local law enforcement officers
who were defending the park.
The day's festivities came to
an exciting end with a wonderful
fireworks display, after which a
tired but happy crowd dispersed' .'
In the words of one small patron;
"I wish we could have July 4th
every day Mommy."
The pirate ship is shown docked at the Port St. Joe Marina.
Pirates pass out trinkets to onlookers in the park.
Pirates get ready to swarm ashore for an invasion.
Defenders fire upon the pirate ship as It sails off into the sunset.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2000
Wewa's Todd McGlon Advances
To B.A.S.S. National Championship
Wewahitchka Mayor Ray
Dickens would like to congratu-
late Todd McGlon for taking first
place for the State of Florida in
the B.A.S.S. Federation Southern
Divisional Championship held at
Lake Eufaula, Alabama. McGlon,
Ira Forehand, and Carmen
McLemore, all of Wewahitchka,
joined nine other gentlemen to
represent Florida in the tourna-
McGlon finished first out of
the 12 fishermen on the Florida
Team, which will enable him to
join anglers from around the
nation at the B.A.S.S. National
Championship next spring. The
seven State Champions from the
_southern division will compete
against each other in one division.
The winner in each division will
proceed on to the 2001 B.A.S.S.
Masters Classic world champi-
onship to compete with the sport's
.top 40 pros for the international
angling title, lucrative endorse-
ment contracts and a professional
career on the BASSMASTERS
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Joining Florida's Todd
McGlon in the National Champi-
onships are state champions Matt
Herren of Alabama, Tennessee's
Mike Holt, South Carolina's Ricky
Shumpert, Kentucky's Gerald
Smith, North Carolina's Donald
Cooper, and Georgia's Ricky Lay-
In the three days of the
Southern Divisional Champi-
onships, the 84 anglers caught
461 bass within the 16 inch min-
imum and five bass maximum
limit. The catch weighed 1,398
pounds. The largest bass weighed
seven pounds, 12 ounces and was
caught by Alabama's Jason
The City of Wewahitchka is
very proud of Todd for his perse-
verance that has brought him this
far in the tournament and wishes
him the best of luck on his future
endeavors in his bass fishing.
Todd is definitely serious about
his fishing and wants to proceed
to the top, and with his attitude
and his commitment,
Wewahitchkans are assured he
will. "Congratulations Todd, we
are definitely behind you!" con-
A B.A.S.S. federation representative presents Todd McGlon with a
plaque designating him as the Florida winner.
A greased pole was the center of attraction in Wewa.
Veterans were given special recognition during the
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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2000
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about calling people's attention to hypertension.
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many other special activities to make the public aware
of the high blood pressure problem. It's all very tradi-
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But, here it is July and while all the "hoopla" is
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St. Joe All Stars 1st In Farm Tean
Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball
League's "Farm Team," comprised
of nine and 10 year olds, claimed
first place in the double elimina-
tion District IV AAA Non-
Sanctioned Tournament held last'
week in Franklin County.
Callaway 20, Franklin Co. 10
In the opening game of the
pitching machine tourney,
Callaway defeated Franklin
County's team bhv a score of 20-
Port St. Joe 17, Franklin Co. 6
In Game #2 Monday night,
Franklin County was eliminated
from further competition when
Port St. Joe claimed a 17-6 run-
rule victory in the fifth inning.
The St. Joe all-stars recorded
19 hits including: a double and a
single each by Brandon'r
Strickland, Brandon Chehardy,
and Chase Butler; two singles
apiece by Greg Farmer. Kendall
Hogan, Javiun Sims, and Robbie
Martin: a double by Bryce Nelson;
and Dalton Richter, Austin Burke,
Tyrone Dawson, and Trubias Hill
each added a single.
Port St. Joe 12, Callaway 2
Dixie Boys Begin District Play Today
Port St. Joe and Wewahitch-
ka's Dixie Boys: 14 year-and-
under all-stars will begin competi-
tion in district tourney today-
July 6th (Thursday) at the Parker
The Gulf County athletes willI
.'be in double elimination play
against teams from Parker,
Chipley, and Holmes County.
Games are scheduled to begin at
7:00 and 9:00 p.m., eastern time.
Port St. Joe will field the fol-
lowing Dixie Boys players: Raye
Bailey, Stephen Besore, Michael
Douds, Kale Guillot, Ashley
Haddock, Austin Horton, Brian
Jones, Bo Lenox, Shawn
Reynolds, B. J. Strickland, Cody
Strickland, and Stephen
Tarantino. Coaches are Harlan
Haddock, Rex Strickland, and
Wewahitchka's Dixie Boys
include Trampus Andrews,
Michael Gortman, Drew Hall, Kyle
Hall, Hunter Nunnery, Steve
Peak, Justin, Rhodes, Brandon
Skipper, and Will Strange. They
are coached by Shannon Miller
and Tony Muina.
Fans from across the county
are encouraged to make the short
drive to see some great baseball
action and support the teams in
their quest for a slot in the
upcoming state tournament.
On Tuesday, Port St. Joe
recorded its second big win in the
tourney as the team put runners
across the plate in every inning
and reached a 10-run-rule mar-
gin (12-2) in four complete
innings of play.
Contributing to the 15 hit
total were Strickland, Chehardy,
Dawson, and Hill, each who drove
through two singles, as well as
Farmer, Richter, Burke, Nelson,
Hogan, Sims, and Tan Smiley who
added one single apiece.
Port St. Joe 10, Callaway 9
In Wednesdav's chamni-
Kneeling, from left, are Tyrone Dawson, Kendall Hogan,
Dalton Richter, Chase Butler, Trubias Hill, and Javiun Sims;
standing are Robbie Martin, Tan Smiley, Austin Burke, Brandon
Chehardy, Bryce Nelson, Brandon Strickland, and Greg Farmer;
and in the rear are Coaches Eddie Martin, Ronnie Hogan, Dit
Butler, and Manager Stacy Strickland.
onship game, Port St. Joe took
home the trophies when a tough
battle on the diamond ended in a
10-9 victory. The Gulf County P11-
stars, broke open the 9-9 tied
game with one out in the bottorr
of the sixth, when they scored the
The 20-hit slug fest included
hits by these batters: Richter;
three singles; Strickland, a double
and a single; Farmer, Burke.;
Nelson, Dawson, and Sims, two
singles apiece; Tan Smiley, a dou-
ble; and Chehardy, Butler, Hogan,
and Martin, each with a single.
Port St. Joe Little
The Port St Joe Little League'
Football will be holding its plan-:
ning meeting for 2000 season on
.Tuesday. July 11, at 7:30 p.m. at.
the fire station in Port St. Joe.
All adults who wish to partic-'
Ipate in the Port St. Joe area little
league football program (coaching,
concessions, chain crew, pro-'
grams, photographing, cheerlead-
ing coaches, 'and assistants,;
youth sports writers, etc.) should,
attend the planning meeting refer-
enced above for the 2000 season.
Questions concerning football,
should be directed to Janis at
227-7413. Questions concerning
cheerleading should be directed to
Midge at 227-1156.
Calling All Youth
The Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
SBaseball League is asking for \ol-
unteers to help, with the 2000
Dixie' Youth Majors State
Tournament beginning on July
29th at T. L. James Park in
The league 'needs volunteers
. to work in the concession stand,
sell programs, and operate the
scoreboards. If you are interested,
please contact Teresa Taylor at
639-2900. or Sherry Bush at 639-
They really appreciate your
support-no matter how large or
small it may seem to your!
Kneeling, from left, are Shawn Reynolds, Austin Horton, Bo Leno
B. J. Strickland, and Brian Jones; standing are Raye Bailey, Ashl
Haddock, Stephen Besore, Kale Guillot. and Michael Douds; and
the rear are players Stephen Tarantino and Cody Strickland at
Coaches Harlan Haddock, Alan Strickland, and Rex Strickland.
Dixie Baseball League
Dist. IV AAA Tournament
'As a prelude to the Florida
Dixie Youth Baseball State
Tournament, the Wewahlichka
Dixie Baseball League will be
hosting the District IV AAA (10
and under) All Stars Tournament,
beginning this Saturday, July 8th,
at 4:00 p.m., CT.
Two additional games are
scheduled to begin at 6:00 and
8:00 p.m., CT. The tournament
will continue through Friday with
nightly game times set at 6:00
and 8:00 p.m. on Monday,
Tuesday, and Wednesday, and at
7:00 p.m. on Thursday and
The opening day game sched-
ule is as follows: (all times CT):
Parker versus Callaway at 4:00
p.m.; Franklin County versus
Wewahitchka at 6:00 p.m.a ; and
Bayou George versus Port St. Joe
Sat 8:00 p.m. :
Menibers of the Wewahitchka:
AAA All Stars team include
Jonathan Robert Adkison,
Shelton Cody Andrews, Tyler Rex:
Bush, Ryan Chase Harvey,
Chance Edward Knowles, Derek
Anthony Knowles. Ryan Stephen
Leaman, Kenneth' Geoffrey Manor.
Joshua .Raymond Mitchell,
Stetson Mitchell Rich, Joshua
Jeremiah Sandlin, Troy Carl'
Suber,. and Chaz Benjamin
Port St. Joe
Little League Football
PLAN I NG MEETI NC
FOR 2000 SEASON
TUESDAY, JULY11,'AT7:30 P.M. ATTHE PORT ST. JOE FIRE STATION
All adults who wish to participate in the Port St. Joe Area
S ALittle League Football Program (Coaching, Concessions,
Chain Crew, Programs, Cheerleading Coaches, and-
Assistants, Youth Sports Writers, Photographers, Etc.) should
attend the planning meeting referenced above for the 2000
l- Questions concerning football should be directed to
'%Janis at 227-7413. Questions concerning cheerleading
Should be directed to Midge at 227-1156.
They are coached by Jeff
Andrews, Joe Bush, and Mike
The Port St. Joe All Stars
team is comprised of Mason Reed
Adkisor, Blake Wheeler Barnes,
Michael Sterling Byrd, James
Michael Cawthron, Anthony
Dewayne Delanie, Jr., Samuel
Liles Ellmer, Matthew Thomas
Gannon, Grant Tyler Glass,
Matthew George Hunter, Arthur
DeSean North IV, Justin Heath
Pierce, Reggie Dewayne Turner,
and Matthew William Wright.
They are coached by Bo
Patterson, John Wright, and
The tournament will be held
at the newly renovated T. L.
SJames Park in Wewahitchka.
Everyone is encouraged to go'out
and watch these young athletes
as the., play for a district trophy
and the privilege to advance to
Preparations are feverishlv
taking place to prepare the park
for this tourney, as well as the
upcoming Florida Dixie Youth
IMajors State Tournament.
The 12 and understate .tour-
nament will begin on Friday, July
28th, when Wewahitchka will host
a banquet for the players,
coaches, and parents of the nine
- qualifying teams at Lake Alice
Park beginning at 6:00 p.m., CT.
That Saturday, the opening
game will begin at 4:00 p.m., CT,
with two other games following at
6:00 and 8:00 p.m., CT. On
Sunday through Wednesday, all
games will be at 6:00 and 8:00
Then, on Thursday and
Friday', the single games (champl-
onship) will be held at 7:00 p.m.,
CT. The winner will qualify for the
Dixie Youth World Series to be
held In Texas. As host city,
Wewahitchka will have the right to
-enter a team in the tournament.
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Kneeling, from left, are Roman Quinn, Allen Dykes, Chase
Watford, Nathan Tarantino. Shane Knox. and Jesse McCroan;
standing are Jasey Powell, Rakeem "Rock" Quinn, Jacob Combs.
Chris Cochran, Dylan Jackson, Trey Humphrey. Evan Branch;
and in the rear are Manager Robert Branch and Coaches Richard
Jackson and Frank Cochran.
PSJ All Stars are AA Tourney Runners-Up
The Port St. Joe Dixie Youth Baseball League hosted this year's
District IV AA (7 & 8 year olds) All Stars Tournament from June 17th -to
June 23rd. The tourney was a double elimination single-wheel pitching
OinSaturday, the team was handed its first loss in a 11-12 battle
against Callaway, then bounced back Tuesday to defeat Franklin County
6-5. Wednesday evening Port St. Joe took a commanding 17-8 five-inning
run-rule victory over Callaway, and followed Thursday with another big
five inning 17-8 win-this time over Wewahitchka's-all stars. In Friday's
championship game, the team. suffered a 10-1 loss to Callaway which-
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Fireworks Lit Up Mexico Beach Skies!
Residents and visitors to the
area alike had the opportunity
to enjoy three days of fireworks
and July 4th festivities. Mexico.
Beach began the holidays with
special activities on Saturday,
July 1, and had the "Best Blast
on the Beach" Sunday evening.
Fireworks lit up the night
sky as thousands of dollars
worth of the colorful explosives
were shot off a barge anchored
I Numerous fund-raisers
throughout the year provided
The Downtown. Redevelop-
ment Agency will hold its monthly
meeting on Tuesday. July 11th, at
6:15 p.m ET. The meeting will be
held at Preble-Rish, Inc., located
at 401 Reid Avenue in Port St.
Joe. All members are urged to
money to put on the spectacular
Those who didn't get enough
fireworks Sunday evening could
continue the show on the shores
of St. Joseph Bay at Port St. Joe
Monday evening, and. conclude
with fireworks at T. L. James
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DEMOCRAT FOR GULF COUNTY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
*# OPEN******* TETO****************HE*********. CIT
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CITIZENS OF GULF COUNTY
****************** **.*** ** *** ** ********** ** *
Fellow Gulf Countians,
Orn September 5, 2000, you will cast your vote for the next Clerk of the
Circuit Court for Gulf County. I would like to be that person.
What I have that sets me apart from other candidates is "on the job
experience and knowledge." Since 1978, I have served the people of
Gulf County in county government. First, I served as county commis-
sioner for District 2 from 1978 to 1.989. For the past 10 and one half
years, I have served as Chief Deputy Clerk for the Clerk of Circuit
-Court. With my 21 years experience, I believe I am the most qualified
.candidate to be your next Clerk of the Circuit Court.
"Doug Birmingham is People, not Politics." I am not stepping outside.
my career in seeking this office; this is simply the next logical step.,
<,The office of the Clerk is a complex organization that performs a wide
range of record keeping, including information and. financial manage-
rment in the judicial system and county government. Therefore, the
Clerk of the Circuit Court must be able to work with both circuit and
County court judges, as well as the Board of County Commissioners.
It takes years of training to acquire proficiency, and I have that train-
ing. I am not seeking a political position or that of a public figurehead.
I will be a working, informed, and productive Clerk of the Circuit Court.
My door always has and always will be open to the citizens of Gulf
**" I would appreciate your vote on September 5th. Exercise your right to VOTE!! **
ANYONE WHO WISHES TO TAKE AN ACTIVE PART IN MY
CAMPAIGN, IS ENCOURAGED AND INVITED TO DO SO.
PLEASE CALL ME-DOUG BIRMINGHAM 639-5323.
PD. POL. ADV. BY DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM CAMPAIGN. APPROVED BY DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, DEMOCRAT.
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Irene B. Addison
Irene Bolden "Sister" Addison,
61, of Port St. Joe, passed away
Tuesday, June 27, at Bay Medical
Center. She was a native of
Badgad. A member of Philadel-
phia Primitive Baptist Church,
Sister Addison served her church
faithfully for many years .as
Sunday school teacher for Class #
4, secretary of the Home Missions
Society, and as a Matron.
Survivors include 'Alexander
Williams (her soul mate); her
mother, Mrs. Iris Bolden of Port.
St. Joe of Port St. Joe; her
brother, Edward Bolden ,(Dorothy)
of Port St. Joe; her sisters Eva
Pittman of Port St Joe, and Virgie
Nicholson (Joe) of Birmingham,
Alabama; her children, Edgar
Addison (Josie) of Palm Bay,
Raymond Addison (Linda) of
Miami, Janice Addison of Port St.
Joe, Mary King and Wayne King of
Orlando, Robert Addison (Brenda)
of Durham, North Carolina, and
Vincent Addison (Raine) of Port St
Joe; her aunts, Mrs. Charlie Mae'
King of Port St. Joe and Eloise
Smith, of Mobile, Alabama; and
uncle, Henry Whigum of Milton;
fifteen grandchildren; a very spe-
cial friend, Sandra Addison; and a
host of nieces, nephews, relatives,
Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m., ET, Saturday at
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church, conducted by the
Reverend Jessie Hawkins. Inter-
ment followed in Forest Hill
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Vera Christine Burge
Vera Christine "Ninny" Burge,
84, of Port St. Joe, passed away
Sunday, July 2, at SunBridge
Nursing Home. Born in Dodge
County, Georgia on September
12, 1915, she moved to the Port
St. Joe area in 1943. She was a
homemaker, member of the
Rebeka's, active in the Boy and
Girl Scouts and a member of the
Long Avenue Baptist Church. She
is preceded in death by her hus-
band, Buck Burge
She is survived by her 'son,
Rudy Burge and wife Karen of
Panama City; her daughter, Linda
Skipper of Baxley, Georgia,
brother, Clyde Sanford and wife
Alma of Mexico Beach; five grand-
children, Lisa Bradley and hus-
band Adam of Jacksonville,
Stephanie Badgent and husband
Ken of Hancock, Maryland, Anna
Budworth and husband Bill of
Dubois, Pennsylvania, Mollie
Griffin and husband Lynn of Port
St. Joe, Jamie Gibbens of Panama
City; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, July 5, at 10:00 a.m.,
ET, in'the Long Avenue Baptist
Church with, the Reverend John
Adkins officiating, Interment fol-
lowed at Nettle Ridge Cemetery in
The following men served as
active pallbearers; Frank Griffin,
Eugene Griffin, Jimmy Williams,
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Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
'- Rev. Jonn ADoIns, PASTOR
I'ARK JONES, MINISTER OF MUSIC & YOUTH
Waiter Wilder, Mark Gay, and
All services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home In Port St. Joe.
Doris Gwaltney, 71, of Oak
Grove, passed away Thursday,
June 29, at her home. A native of
Wewahitchka, she was a lifelong
resident of Gulf County, and was
a member of Oak Grove Assembly
Mrs. Gwaltney was preceded
in death by her husband, Curtis
Survivors include her chil-
dreri, Olivia Giddiens of Port St.
Joe, Frank and Cathy Gwaltney of
Smyrna, Georgia, Diane and Bill
Dabney of Douglasville, Georgia;
one sister, Dorothy Ernst of
Tucson, Arizona; eight grand-.
daughters; one great-grand-
daughter, and seven great-
Funeral services were held on
Sunday, July 2, at 3:00 p.m., ET,
at Oak Grove Assembly of God,
conducted by Reverend David
Fernandez. Interment followed in
the family plot at Holly Hill
All arrangements were under
the direction of Comforter Funeral
Elizabeth V. Grantland
Elizabeth V. Grantland, 68, of
Mexico Beach, died Monday, June
26 at her home after a brief ill-
ness. Mrs. Grantland was born
October 11, 1931 in Florence,
Alabama. She was preceded inr
death by her husband, Richard L.
Grantland in 1995; her son, David,
C. Grantland inr 1978, and a
grandson, Jonathan K. Ogle in
She is survived by three sons,
James L. Grantland of Lake in the
Hills, Illinois, Kenneth D.
Grantland and wife, Debbie of
Hawesville, Kentucky, and Mike J.
Grantland and wife Pam of.
Sellersburg, Indiana; two daugh-
ters, Pam Everett of Port Orange,
and Michelle Roberts and hus-
band Tommy also of Hawesville,
Kentucky; ten grandchildren, Kim
Painter, Cathy Roberson, John
Grantland, Amanda and Trevor "
Grantland, Aaron and Kyle
Grantland, Rileigh Gherlone,
Katie and Michael Roberts; four,
great-grandchildren, Dustin and
Matthew Roberson, Lyle Smith
and Kaycee Painter .
Burial services were held in;,
Funeral arrangements were
made under the direction of
Southerland Family Funeral,
Homes in Panama City.
Reverend Gordon Adams, 78,,
of Havana died Saturday, :June.
24. A native of Gaskin, he was a
longtime resident of Port St. Joe.'
He was a World War II Veteran
and was employed by the St. Joe
Paper Company until his retire-
ment. He served as a minister at
Wewahitchka Apostolic Church
He Is survived by his wife,
Irene Watson Adams of Havana; a
daughter, Geraldine Body of
Havana; a son, Joel Denny Adams
of Havana; three grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at
1:00' p.m. on June 26, at
Tallahassee Memory Gardens.
Robert M. Moore
Judge Robert M. Moore of
Port St. Joe died in a .tutdomobile
accident on June 29th in Franklin
Judge Moore was born in
Greenville, North Carolina on May
21, 1943. He was reared by his
maternal grandparents, Fred and
Lena Denton Broadwell.
In 1967. he graduated from
the University of Florida with a,
Juris Doctorate Degree. After
graduating, Judge Moore and his
family moved to Gulf County.
,where he began his life's work. He.
first worked for Attorney David
Carl Gaskin in Wewahitchka and
later moved to Port St. Joe as an,
associate for Attorney Cecil G.
Costin, Jr. In 1970 (the year of the
strike), Judge Moore began his
own law practice, served as
County Attorney and Public
Defender for Gulf County. He
served Gulf County In these
capacities for over 30 years. In
1995 he was seated as Gulf
County's eighth County Court'
Judge and served as Judge until
his death. He was the 'first attor-
ney ever to be elected Judge in
wa, Professionally Judge Moore
: was involved In the Florida Bar
Association, American Bar
Association, Association of Trial
Lawyers, American Judicature
Society, Past President of the 14th
Judicial Circuit Bar Association,
arbitrator in the panel .for the
American Arbitration Association,
and a leading member of the
Juvenile Justice Council. He
established the Guardian Ad
Litem program in Gulf County.
Bob's community activities
included the Port St. Joe Jaycees.
Lion's Club, Chamber of
Commerce president for both Port
St. Joe and Gulf County, presi-
dent of Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association, Director of
Gulf County Association for
Retarded Citizens, Chairman of
March of Dimes, Jail for Ball yol-
iu. teer .for,,the American Cancer
Society, and a Florida Sheriffs
Ranches Builder. He was also a
member of the Gulf Coast
Community College Foundation.
He was an active member of.
First Baptist Church of Port St.
Joe, where he served as the'
Sunday School Superintendent.
He is survived by his wife,
Phyllis Moore; his five children,
Martha Goodwill and husband
Richard, Marcy Crosby and hus-
band Todd, Michael Moore and
fiance Claudia Botero, Marnie
Moore and fiance Edward Long,
and Matthew Moore; two step-
children, Alan Sisk and wife Gina,
and Tina Nichols and fiance
Charlie Sullivan; two brothers
Tull -Moore and Victor Moore; and
Bob loved Gulf County and its
people. He considered Gulf
County his home.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, July 4, at 11:00 p.m.,
ET, at First Baptist Church in
Port St. Joe with Reverend Gary
Smith officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Holly Hill. Cemetery. The
following gentlemen served as
pallbearers; Gene Abrams, Larry
Bateman, Billy Carr, Greg
Johnson, Al Scheffer, Fred Witten,
Bill Wood. and Kenny Wood.
All services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
funeral home in Port St. Joe.
Thelma K. Prince
Thelma K. Prince, 84, of Bea-
con Hill and Tallahassee,. died
Thursday at her Tallahassee resi-
dence. Mrs. Prince was born in
Tift County, Georgia and had
been a resident of Beacon Hill
since 1946. She was owner and
operator of "Jack's Place" at Bea-
con Hill for many years. She was
of the Primitive Baptist faith. Mrs.-
Prince was predeceased by her
husband, Jack Y. Prince. She is
survived by three daughters and,
their husbands Patricia and Gene
White of Pensacola. Jackie and
Elmo White of Crawfordville, and
Ronnie and John McDonald of
Tallahassee; three sisters: Vivian
Mizell of Ocilla, Georgia, Nita
'Oates and husband. Allan, of
Coconut Creek, Jerry ..Demouey .
and husband Robert of Beacon
Hill, one sister-in-law. Gladys
Kendrix of Miami, six grandchil-
dren. Stephanie, Greg, Patrick
and Kathryn White, and Angelina
Sunday School ............ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
and Julie McDonald.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, July 1st at 10:00 a.m.
in the Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Charles M. Parker officiating.
Interment followed in Holly Hill
Cemetery. Mrs. Prince's grand-
sons and nephews served as pall
The family and friends -'of
Tessa Doreen Goff are invited to
celebrate her life With a memorial
service to be held on July, 7th at
6:00 p.m.; ET, at St. James
Episcopal Church, located at 800
22nd Street in Port St. Joe. Father
Jerry Huft will be presiding.
A tea party will follow Immedi-
ately after the service in the
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road
Sunday Bible Study ................... 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ........ ..... .......10:00 a.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study .............. .7:00 p.m. CT
.:^ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
.... .. CHURCH ,
C H SiX~teenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. 0
Adult School ......... 11 a.m.
*Young Children ..
Pastor Rev. J.Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
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Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School................ ..... ....................... 10 a.m.
M morning Service .......................................1........ 11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ....... ..... ............ .............. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship ............................ 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DOYOU GOOD"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor -
"A-\ Port of Victo r"
First CKh ck of Ike J )azae'ie
^^ m 2420 Lo9 t Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School . . .. . . 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 11 o.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ............ . 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m.
Give unto fle Lord the qlory
due His name, worship the
Lord in the beauty of holiness.
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First Baptist Church
S MEXICo BEACH
tfl Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor & Minister of Music
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
s" S-.f0 Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
provyio' t Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
j.SeYV Wednesday Prayer and .Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 7858 Port St. Joe, FL 32487
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
102.THIRD STREET -PORT ST. JOE
Minister of Music & Youth
Suriday School. ..... ............ . 945 am
Worship Service .................. 11:00 am
Disciple Training .. ....... .......... .6:00 pm
Evening Worship ........ .......... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 7:00 pm
y "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP".
----..........----. Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
4 Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School . . 10:00 a.rm.'
Morning Service . . 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .... ..... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Constitution and Monument
Port St. Yoe
Fellowship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..... ... 7:30 p.m,.
Wednesday Choir Practice ..7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Youth & Children's Director
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD -
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET, EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
S Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Srud & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: bleed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For intormanon concerning'our bus ministry, please call'647-5026 :--
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
1 2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493.
Sunday School. .... . . ..9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship. . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening S'ervice . . 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. .. ..... . ..-7:00p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
first Unitedi'Methodist Church
S 111 North 22nd Street *:Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional. ..........'............ .......... 9:00 a.m ., CT
Contemporary ......................... 11:00 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor ........... Church/Office: 648-8820
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
S+ Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT),
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
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Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
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Asian Crab Having Negative Impact On FL Fisheries
The blue crabmeat industry
in Florida and nationwide has
prospered until recently. Now, as
we look to the future of the indus-
try we find imported Asian swim-
ming blue crab meat having an
extreme negative impact on the
blue crab fisheries in Florida and
other blue crab producing states
across the U.S.. The number of
Florida west coast blue crab
processors has dwindled from 28
iri, the 1980s to a mere eight
," Many restaurants and other
Seafood purveyors are substitut-
: ing American blue crab meat with
.the Asian import. The latest
national statistics available show
a 24 percent decrease in blue crab
sales in four years. The Blue Crab
Marketing Alliance is developing a
national campaign in efforts to
bring the blue crab industry back
to life .
*Florida blue crab processors
represented 30% of all Gulf
processors in the mid 1970s but
only 10% by the mid 1990s.
*The reported number of
Florida West coast processors
declined from 28 during th 1980s
to only eight.
*When converted to live-
weight basis, the number of
pounds of blue crabs used in pro-
cessing generally coincide with
reported landings. A sharp decline
in processing activities was
apparent in the mid-1990s and
reported landings exceeded pro-
cessing activities almost 50%.
*To distinguish 100% USA
:;American blue crab from its Asian
"counterpart, .the rnmat should
SiveI a yellowish tint,'ghing it a
unique arid succulent flavor. Blue
crabs are smaller than other
Species of crabs yielding smaller
pieces of meat with more pieces of
cartilage and shell.
*Blue crabs are harvested' by
using crab pots (wire traps
approximately two feet square)
and trotlines (long pieces of -rope
with bait tied along its length).
*The USA American Blue
Crab meat industry has been reg-
ulated and inspected on-site by
government agencies to insure the
safety and, handling of the crab
meat. The freqilency of these
inspections far surpasses those
that exist in other parts of the
*USA American Blue Crab
meat is available in the following
has been cooked only once
S-to facilitate the picking of
the meat from the bodies of
meat sealed in airtight con-
tainers, metal cans, plastic
cups or plastic bags. The
meat is put through a mild
heat process and chilled in
ice water. The mild heat
preserves the crab meat at
(32 to 40 degrees F) for up
to a year-and-a-half (in
metal containers). Since
the mid 1950s, blue crab
meat processors have been
using this natural preser-
*Frozen-Crab meat frozen
in plastic cups or bags.
*The Blue GCrab Marketing
Alliance is a group of state
seafood marketing agencies from
Florida, Maryland, Virginia,
Louisiana, and North Carolina.
The group works with crab meat
"What Tree Is That?," a pocket
gpide for identifying trees, is
available free-of-charge from, The
National Arbor Day Foundation.
The 72-page guide will help
you identify 135 .different trees
found in the eastern and central
Well-known trees are
included: oaks, maples, spruces,
and pines. Also species, such as
horsechestnut and mockernut
hickory, sassafras and shadbush,
persimmon and pawpaw and
pagoda tree and pecan. '
Dozens of drawings illustrate
the trees' leaves or needles and'
their acorns, berries, seed pods,
cones, etc. "What Tree Is That? is
organized to make it easy to iden-
tify trees in a simple step-by-step
"Helping people enjoy and
appreciate trees is central to the
educational mission of the Arbor
Day Foundation," John Rosenow,
the Foundation's president, said.
rBeing able to identify trees. is
important to knowing how to care
!b or them and how to plant the
'right tree in the right place.
To obtain your free tree ID
Guide, send your name and
address to "What Tree Is That?,"
;to The National Arbor' Day
Foundation, Nebraska City, NE
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producers from their respective
states in addition to producers
from South Carolina, Georgia,
and Texas. The purpose of the
Alliance is to promote genuine
blue crab and blue crab products
from the United States. Never
before have so many states agen-
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available in popular .grocery,
stores, seafood markets and
restaurants. Consumers can
select authentic American blue
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fresh, pasteurized or frozen blue
crab meat containers, frozen
home replacement meals, and
menus in restaurants.
Remember: "It's all about
John M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker:* 647-8939
Jim Vickers 648-3022
Tom Graney 647-3736
Marlene Harris 647-5316
Joan Smithwick 647-4150
Greg Mahlkov 647-3476
Joy Holder 648-8493
Mark Schultz 227-2594
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414 Arizona Dr., Mexico Beach. Very well kept
home! 3 bd., 2 ba. in quiet neighborhood. All appli-
ances 'included in sale of property, ExtrA insulation
for heating and cooling. All wood cabinets in kitchen.
Watering well for outdoor watering. Central h/a, gas
fireplace in liv.' rm.; cable and phone hook-ups in
every bedroom and in living room. 2 1/2 car garage
.with. workshop in garage, Attic fan in house is good
asset for this well insulated house. Cools'house many
months of the year. Lush landscaping all around this'
home. New carpet. Just to mention a few of the
amenities. MLS#5670. $185,000. Sewer'Connected
'F'T 7 '
Beautiful Sunsets! from large stor cutomn
built brick horrne .ith personally on 1 5 lot-
across from dedicated beach. 4 bedroom. 3.5
Bath. Approx. 3532 sq. ft. of living area. Metal
roof, large deck, Florida room. Huge attached
back garage, could be incorporated for more
living space. Carpet & tile throughout.
Beautiful Florida Beach landscaping. Many
unique amenities. Reduced $589,000.00.
7660 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Location! Location!
2 bedroom, 2 bath brick home on 2.lots across
from dedicated beach. Large garage with work-
shop in back. Great Florida room to enjoy the fan-
tastic sunsets. Call for appointment. Lots of palm
trees. Lot 100'x140'. REDUCED TO $295,000.
Mexico Beach- step out to the beach! Bu\ .oie ,or
all four of these Gulf View to., nhom -I a ch i'has
a 2br/2.5, ba, wiih applianc:>- a& t-aterull\ tur,
.""ishaed'"2' eind"unti.s 1 .Oi,0'i each, n mddol
units, $159,000 each. 'These are too good to pass
up. MLS#4609-4612. Owner financing.
101 Nautilus, Seashores Subdivision. 3 bd., 2
ba. stucco home ju 3 'j' old. Priacy fence
Sin ack. Short beach. Enclosed
garage. Priced to ell! $129,000
311 Robin Lane, Mexico Beach. Very nice 3 bed-
room, 2 bath brick home in quiet neighborhood,
nicely landscaped. Beautiful hardwood floors
Ceramic tile in bathrooms, enclosed garage, thcr-
-mal windows, just to name a te%. ot the perks of
this house. Large lot, approx. 100'x95'. $110,000..
Gulfaire 205 Christin's Curve Rd.: 4 bd., 2.5
batih Victoriari style charmer in Gulfaire Sub.,
close to pool and tennis courts. House has
many extra touches such as tile and parquet
floors, bay windows in breakfast nook. Front
& side porches as well ,as large redr deck.
Shown by appt. only. Call Gregg. $199,900.'
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four lots.
.... gunite swimming pool, ooat parKing, good investment poten-
104 N..:22nd St. MexicoBeach -.2 bd./1 1/2 ba., new vinyl'sid- tial. $599,000.
ing, fenced in yard, large screened porch. This nice property\ has ,. BEACHSIDE
a mother-in-law apt. Also 1bd./1'ba.,kitchen a&i ing room Very i... ... .BA D
close to public beach access., This won't last long. Large 100'xl00' Come, and Nest, at the Beach! New Listingl Beachside town-
l nn .h. house at 2733.-A Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. Two bedroom, 1.5 bath
.... L ,I' ... .lt' $..0 0 beach' retreat. Very short walk to beach, close to restaurants.
9235 Cockles Ave., Beacon Hill Very nicely furnished 2 bd. I ba New cerarr'n' tile, downstairs & new carpet upstairs. Fresh paint
bathroom, tongue and groove,'vinyl siding; $80,000 ..' inside &. out along' with new wallpaper in kitchen & baths.
115 N. 5th St. 3 Bd/2Ba older mobile home with decking and .Privacy fenced landscaped back yatd&patio. Great view fiom
grn hue. Can see Gulf fomuppr deck. 4 ind AC deck off master bedroom. Comes with al appliances. Great per-
green auie.i-Can see Gulf.ftomdupper deck..4danent ho~fk or rental. ,,,,9.,Reduced.ta,$137,900. Owner
cooling and central heat. Lhrge shop. On corner lot in first block. sie. lobia Real Estate Agent. ML #4825. wner
of beach. Great possibilities.s. $149,000. .... li. $ M #8250
Commercial lots Mexico Beach- 42nd St. &.Hwy. 98 Lot1, Blk ST. JOE BEACH
1 Unit B. 23 Acre 135' on twy. 98. Fenced. $340,000:, 342 Corona'do St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfortable approx. 2800
.- sf home nestled on 2 large lots. Bath on each of 3 levels. Stairs on
Commercial lots, Mexico Beach 1007 Cypress Lane side and o.ut for safety. Lots of' decks. 3 BR and 2 baths on 2 main
S"l5 on street G'eat locateon for residential or general com- living levels.. Lots of room on ground floor for game room, office,
c mercia $37,500. bedrooms, or could be used as large apartment. Ground floor
Port St.Joe 410 Reid' Ave.: Vacant business lot in the heart of used to be antique shop, office and storage, ch/, stove. Lots of
downtown Port St. Joe on Reid Ave. just:a half.,block.from -Cecil .possibilities. -Must see. $146,900.
G. Costin Blvd. Ideal 'for retail or office structure. 'Call Greg. ., LOTS
$19,90 0. '' I, 4 '. ;--CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASS
Beacon Hill.-Vacant property. Back ee'of Helcn'et S. -4rts, i'' $25,000
partially cleared: Great'for development or single family, home.,, ,,R b
with lots of privacy.',$165,900,.- : for
Mexico Betacih 1007 Cypr s Lane 87.5'x Geat Gulf Front Opportunity. On Cape San Bias Secluded
Mexico Beach 1007 Cypress Lane-87.5 xl25 on street. Great Dunes Subc Lot F 3, 116 ft. on the gulf approx. 295 ft. deep,
location for residentialor general commercial. $37,500. nsa a Everthi is rtionght ol 'athi on World l sda
Nice wooded lot on Borders Road in Overstreet, 1':35 acress Beach, dramatic high dunes, remote site, controlled access, your
MOL. $12,500 neighbor is the state park, limited to no erosion and possible to
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP. permit for two residences. Well priced at $410,000. Call Tom.
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach Canal 4 lots, 'Ind.in'-Pas`. N. .Seminole and the Lagoon. Waterfront lot.
bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps, boat docks, 3;000 + sq. ft Tremendous opportunity for secluded homesite with dock on
bldg. $690,000. ;Indian Lagoon. 225' of waterfront available, or may be subdi-
vided:"The 'entire lot is .88 acres MOL. All eligible for FEMA
Gulf Front 140 Gulf Pines Dr, Indian Pass
Area: End Unit townhouse in triplex breeze-
way separates. Beachfront town'ihouse tasteful-
ly decorated in move-in condition. 3 Br, 2 Ba,
two levels 'with decks,. all rooms open on the
Gulf. Full electric kitchen and Master suite on
first level, spacious closets through-out.
Laundry room upstairs, storage .room on
ground level. Covered parking on slab. 34.5' on
Gulf by 485.6' deep. $287,000 FPI*
Preferred Location CANALFRONT BEACH-
-SIDE 116 Miramar.Dr. Mexico Beach. Floating
dock. boardwalk seawall deck. Single resi-
dence on 75' wide lot, remodeled, 2/2, 1528 sq. ft :
plus Florida room, carport, fence, partially fur-
Seashores. Lot, Beautiful 75'x150' located one lot east of the cor-
ner of Narvaez and Nautilus. Nice well built homes on each
side,lot is high and drains well;,great home site for only $29,500.
Call Tom. MLS#4958.
ST. JOE BEACH
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft. Very nice lot on
Hwy. 98. $180,000.
:Developers Commercial, Residential! 180' on U. S. ''by 440'
on Court St. Also, second parcel adjoins 370' on Americus Ave.
by 125' deep. Residential/commercial zonirig. Great potential!
Growing area! $975,000.
Homes only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts.
Tradewinds Dr. Lot 2, Blk G, 70'x115' nice lot with Gulf'view.
Wetappo Drive Lot on paved road, restricted to homes only.
Creek access nearby and just 10 minutes to beach. $12,000.
Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block #, $10,000.i
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka. Lot 3 -
West Arm. of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7' waterfront x 252.63'
deep approx. Beautiful wooded lot with direct access to the
Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes: Located in the C.
L. Morgan Subd., this lot is zoned for homes or mobile homes.
Lot size 105'x113'. Build the home of your dreams inr this quiet,
wooded subdivision and still, be just 20 min. from the beach.
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
I I I'
AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in,
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU.1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, #states & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
SUZUKI '94 SIDEKICK 4X4, 21,000 on
new engine, A/C. stereo, tape, custom
paint, wide tires. Lists near S7,000, sac-
rifice S4,500. Call Bill @ 648-8362. ,,p :
1984 Dodge Caravan. Great Work
Truck! $500. Call 227-74 15 2tp 6,29
'93 Buick Regal Custom, .retail
$5,250, asking '3,000. Call 227-7406.
1995 GMC Sonoma Ext. Cab., I owner
77,000 miles, LOADED, 88,600. Call
647-3351. 4tc 6/15
1989 Nissan Sentra, 4-dr., runs and
looks good. new tires, no A/C, 82,000.
Call 229-6483. tie 6/8
1989 Bass Tracker Tournament TX-
17', 70HP Evanrude S.S. prop., 2 hum-
mingbirds, 2 batteries. 2. gas tanks,
trolling motor, Tracker TI, spare tire,
Call 647-8546. 2tp 7/6
Skeeter Hawk 16' bass boat, 65HP
Mercury. Lawrence depth finder, hum-
mingbird 2000 fish finder, motor guides
trolling motor, battery., trailer, 3 bass
master swivel fold down seats, 82.895.
Call 639-5669 or 229-1038. 2Ic 6/29
15' fishing boat, 50HP Mercury,
trolling motor, depth finder, suck steer-
ing, $2,000. Call 229-6483. Utc 6/8
Kevlar Olympic Sprint Racing Kayak.
19 lbs.. Very Fast. 8750. Call 227-7388.
Perceptiqg abre Whitewater Kayak,
It e new 'condition w/cockpit travel
cover & sprayskirt, 8250. 227-7388.
18ft. Hoble Cat Sailboat, S1.500. Can
be seen at Seminole St. & Apalachee Dr.
in Indian Pass Beach. 653-9456. tic
Kayak for Sale: Prijon Seayak, like new
Full expedition equipped w/rudder,
$850, Call 227-7388.
KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-bailing, sta-
ble, safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). .Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfe 6/1
New and Used
Sit-On-Top Kayaks, and
All Kayaking Accessories
Call (850) 227-7388
For Rent: Large IBR apart. at 1508
Long Ave. Dep. required. NO pets. Call
229-6825. 3tp 7/6
For Rent: Nice 2BR mobile home in HV,
S325/mo. + 8100 dep. Toll Free 1-877-
874-8001. lip 7/6
For Rent: Very nice, 2BR/IBA apart, in
PSJ. 8400/mo S350/dep. 229-6527
for information. Please no pets. tfc 7/6
Office for rent Wv/deck. airpark view,
8250/mo. Includes utilities, secretary
avail. Call 227- 1232. 2tp 7/6
Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
Mobile Home Lots
For Rent ,
648-8201 t ei6/1
St. Joe Beach
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSofo & Americus
St. Joe Beoch
House for rent: 3BR/2BA, golf course
breeze & views, Land & Castle Realty,
229-9228. 2tc 7/6
Gulfaire Townhouse for rent: .1 BR/1 BA
plus loft, all appliances including W/D,
prefer mature person or couple wanting
long term rental, 648-8007. tic 6/29
For Rent: 9th St. in PSJ, 2BR/1BA,
$350/mo. + dep. Call 229-2748 or 647-
. 9214.. tfc6/29
Gulfaire Executive 3BR/2BA, complete-
ly furn., w/d, screened porch, garage,
pool. tennis court, private beach.
8995/mo. Call 647-8760. 8tc 6/29
For Rent: Mex. Bch.. 2BR/IBA duplex.
I blk. from beach, S450/mo. + S250/
dep. No pets. 706-636-4010. Lfc 6/29
Long Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call Larry @ Arline Realty. 647-
2628. tfc 6/15
IBR effciency-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. tic 6/1
For Rent: 2BR/2.5BA apart. in PSJ, 508
9th St.. $500/mo + 8350/dep. Contact
Prudential Resort Realty. 227-2000.
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court. St.
Joe Beach. No pets, I blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. tfc 6/1
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfc 6/1
Apart./Homes for Rent: I 3 BR apart./
duplexes/homes for rent in Mex. Bch.
Furn.& unfurnished. Call Parker Realty
at 850-648-5777 for more Info. Lfe 6/1
We have several long/ short-term rental
units at Mex. Bch. & Cape San Bias.
Monthly, Weekly & Dally Off-Season
Rates Now Availablel Call Gulf Coast
Realty at Cape San Blas 227-9600 or
Mex. Bch 648-5449. tfc 6/I
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A. laundry
facilities, energy efficient const., stove &
refrlig., fum., fully carpeted. IBR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more Info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc 6/1
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrlg., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, I 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/
dryer hookup. :. : ..' '
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m". tfc 6/1
Garage Sale. Sat.. July 8, 8:00-12 noon.
632 Gulfaire Dr. lic 7/6
Gulf Shore Rentals needs a Mate
aboard the High Flyer parasall boat.
Must be energetic and enthusiastic.
Parasailing exp. & manual inflation
techniques are required. 875 per day.
Chris, 850-229-1164, Mex. Bch. lip 7/6
Drywall Hangers, Finishers, &
Helpers needed. Experience preferred.
Transportation required. 227-8140 or
227-3424 evenings. 2tp 7/6
Ofe. 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
i*, Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
o Laundry facilities
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
b.. ce/TfTY Al
'C( (352) 472-3952
PUBLIC RECORDS REPORTER
4 hrs/wk (Wed) $50, Apalachicola/Port
St. Joe area, Reply: PO Box 1904
Crestview, FL 32536, 800-452-6882.
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.O0
Box 242, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 o i
phone 850-227-1177. Confidentiality!
assured. 4tc 6/224
Burger King is .now accepting
Management & Crew applications for
the Port St. Joe location, Please mail
your resume to: Goldco, Inc., 233d
Montgomery Hwy. Dothan. AL 36303.1
or fax to: 334-677-6240. EOE/M/
F/V/D. Drug-free workplace. Goldco.;
Inc. Is an independent franchise of
Burger King Corporation. 2tc 6/29
Would you enjoy a career opportunity
with an agency that truly appreciates its
staff'? Habllltative Sernices of North'
Florida Is looking for Direct Care Staff
Housekeepers needed for Saturday
work in Mexco Beach area..Depend-
ability a must. Please call The Beaches
Cleaning Service, 648-2236. 3tc 6/22-
Secretary for handling sales, rentals, &
loan processing. Exp. preferred. Call
Larry @ Arline Realty, 647-2628. tic 6/15
Cooks, Dietary Aides, & Dishwashers
needed. Apply at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center, 220 9th St., Port St. Joe, EL.
F/T & P/T positions avail. Benefits avail
& salary negotiable. tfc 6/1
Need certified Activity, Director at
Apalachicola Health Care Center.' You
may apply in business office'(Mon.-Fri.)
8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. (E.T.), 150 10th
Street. 2tce 6/29
great opportunity for the right persons!
Marketing office has openings for
Clerical Assistant, Bookkeeper. Data
Entry Clerk. Prefer computer exp.
Flexible hrs.. P/T or F/T. Send resume
to PO Box 880, Apalachicola. FL 32329
or call for application. 653-8603. uc 7,6
for adults with developmental disabill-' Full-Ume position available Immediately'
ties In Panama City. 1 year's exp.. H5 for an Office; 'Nurse at ,Shoreline
diploma, reliable means of transporta- Medical Group. We see adults and
tion. and current liability auto insur hebildren and are ai very busy practice.
ance coverage required. Must pass Responsibillities will include primary
clearance through abuse registry. patient care, telephone triage, phle-
FDLE, local law enforcement, and DMV'. botomles and vaccinations. and other
Call Barbara at 850-482-5391 or fax medical procedures. Benefits Include
your resume to 850-482-2833. EOE. paid sick and vacation time. and health
4tc 7/6 insurance after three months. The suc-
cessful applicant will be energetic, flexi-
Gulf Coast Community College yle. willing to learn, a good team player.
Coordinator of Gulf/Franklin Center and committed to parent care. Prior
Supervises the daily funcUons/activl- experience Is helpful but not necessary.
ties of the Gulf/Franklin Center. Work Anyone Interested may call 229-8010
with students. Coordinates the admin- for further information. We are an equal
istrative and educational management i opportunity employer. 2tc 6/29
of the Center to include: financial, aid'
referral; administer tests; faculty supi The Gulf County Health Department Is
port; record management and routine '. n6w, taking applications for Health
office matters. Master's degree required Support Aide, position #080025, pay
, ith experience In college administra-4 -,grade: 006. annual salary range Is
lion preferred. Salary range begins at S15.672.02 to 822,965.54 (applicants
$30,000. Previous applicants are still are normally hired at the minimum of
being considered and need not reap- the salary range). The position is located
ply. Deadline to, apply is July 14, at Port St. Joe Schools. CNA. First Aid.
2000. Applications may be picked up & CPR certification preferred. This Is a
at: Human Resources, Admin. Annex, 10 month position. off two months dur-
Room. 104. GCCC is an Equal ing summer 35 hrs. per week.
Opportunity Employer. Minorities Fingerprinting required. The Gulf
and females strongly encouraged to County Health Dept. is an Equal
apply. For a detailed description Opportunity/Affirmative Action Em-
check out our job-line at 850-873- plover. Contact Person Is Ann Baxter.
3540 ro our web-site at Gulf County Health Dept..50? Fourth
www.gc.cc.fl.us Itc 7/6 :.St., Port St. Joe. FL 32456, 850-277-
-3 -mA, n .. -' .
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W..
Roberts Contracting, Inc.. PO Box 188,
Hosford, FL 323344 850-379-8116. uc 6.
The Gulf County Senior Citizens are
accepting applications for a Part-time
Respite (20 hrs) posiuon. The .position
requires a high school diplqma or GED, .
reliable transportation, someone, who
will be good sitting with elderly in their
homes. The worker's responsibilities
would include assisting with feeding,
transferring & personal care as needed.:
Applications may be picked up at the'
Wewvahitchka Senior Citizens Center at
314 3rd St. from 9 a.m. to I p.m. (CDT)
and at the Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
Center at 120 Library Dr. from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. This position will require worker
to sit in homes throughout Gulf County.
Call 229-8466 and ask for Marion for
further information. The deadline for
applications Is June 16th, 4 p.m....." ,*
Earn While You Learn
SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph Is looking
for CNA Students, LPN Students. CNA
graduates, and GPN'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 reimb., medical, dental, prescrip-
tions, vacation. Your benefits include
"hands-on" on-the-Job training, the.sat-
Isfaction of quality care for our resi-
dents. Please contact JoAnn Murphy
RNC, DON at SunBridge. 220 9th
Street, Port St. Joe. FL 32456. 850-229-
8244. Fax 850-229-1042. exttfc6/1
Busy Restaurant in Mex.-Bch: Toucan's
now hiring Fry Cooks, Grill Cooks,
Prep Cooks. Oyster Shuckers, &
Dishwashers-day/night shifts. Please
call 648-4301 or apply in person. tc 6. i
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 allow.. med., den., pre-
scriptons & more. If Interested in deliv-
ery of quality care. come join our team
building process and meet our DON.
Please contact JoAnn Murphy RNC,
DON, SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph,
220 9th Street. PSJ, FL 32456. 850-
229=8244bi' Fax 85)' 229-1042.,tffc 6/1
4 ..'. .,', -. o .. *' .
House Keeping Inspector, seasonal
work, Indian Pass, & the Cape. Weekend
work req. Reliable/dependable person
w/own trans. Fantasy Properties,
Simmons Bayou Office. Apply in person
or call 227-2511. tfe 6/1'
-Supervision of staff.
*Day-tp day operations
Apply at Beacon Hill:
Geri Care, Assisted Living
190 Lightkeepers Drive '
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
u'c 5ll .
Flux Core Welders
Top Pay to $14.50,
Excellent Benefits. Long-terrm work
Apply in person at:
Eastern Shipbuilding Group
134 S. East Ave.
Panama City, FL
S" drug-free workplace
For Sale: Nice dining booth w/ped.
table; 2 benches w/uphols. .cushions,
storage under benches. Great for housed
boat or RV unit, 875 OBO. Call 648-
4960 or leave message. 2tc 6/29
For Sale: side by side fridge, gas stove
top. dbl. wall oven, all Harvest Gold.
Very clean. Chest type freezer, almond.
Elec. free-standing stove, black. &
chrome. St. J6&Bchi-.'647-2564. 2tpr. 6.29
'<.~ ,* s -.
A DES and S -E R 0I E
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Circle S Refinishing
IRepair 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
A 8 R Fence
ea ela and Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047
\ t Residential
;Termite & Pest Control
*Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominimrs
Household Post Controlo i New Treatment/
Real E.lale IWDO) Reports 'Construction Sites
L__ peclolizing In Vacation Rental Properties
I FAMILY OWNED
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
7/ MINI-STORAGE \
5X10 10X10 10X20'
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
COINS BY THE BAYo I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy' Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104. bus. 229-
6803. tfe 6/1
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
C. 4a.'s lawn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
I will work for you.
Clyde Sanford :
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality'Is Higher Than Price"
LICENSED & INSURED
: LIC. #RC0050321
Prt St Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
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2026 Marvin Avenue
a Port St. Joe, FL 32456
At -2 teExperden-A 229-685!
S, .. ,. ifcd'/1
-I L^Ctentian'to3 a Kete-
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carp,,ent ry & architectural details;"r..
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190
K GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED' WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2000 PAGE SB
MISCELANlO IMISELLA NEOUS I M !I[iSCLLNOUElIMICll ANiE SI.MOBIEO.]S: IIMOB:[I !LEHOME
Horse Feed, $5.00
Jolen Farm & Farm Supply
Kenmore 22 cu. ft. side-by-side fridge/
freezer, white, door/ice & water, $300,
Call 647-3895. Itp 7/6
Steel buildings, new, must sell
40x60x12 was $17,500 now $10,971
50x100x16 was $27,850 now $19,990
80x135x16 was $79,850 now $44,990 '
100x175x20 was $129,650 now
$84,990, 1-800-406-5126 ext. 52. Itp7/e
Craftmatic twin adj. bed w/new
Simmons Beauty Rest mattress
w/vibrator. Paid $750/Asking $400;
Extra Ig. wheelchair, heavy duty, $200;'
GE gas dryer, $75. Call 229-8079. e 6W5
Blue 5pc high-back sect. sofa w/2 end
recliners, good cond., $350 OBO. Call
227-2125. ltc 7/6
Jayco popup, clean, sleeps 7, good air,
$4,750. Days 229-8466, Eve. 648-5992.
'93 15HP Evanrude, $1,300, very low
hrs.; 1981 Silver Wing GL 500 Inter-
state, $700. Call 827-2701. ext.Itp 7/6
FmnItua 8 Refinishing Shoppe
: Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
FACTORY SUMMER CLEARANCE
Arch Steel Buildings. 25x26, 30x32,
40x50, 50x110. Prices Slashed on
Select .Models. Ideal Workshops/
Storage/Garages. Financing Available.
Call 1-800-341-7007. www.steelmas-
terusa.com Itp 7/6,
Large and dward type banana and ele-
phant ear plants for sale. Sat., 9:00
until noon. 515 9th St., PSJ. Itp 7/6
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's.
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfc 6/1"
Trailer for Sale: '84 Palm 35 ft., Located
at Islander RV Park, Hwy. 98, Mex. Bch.,
Good cond., walk to beach. Pis see mgr,1
$5,500. 770-263-7237. 4tc 6/15,
One Gulf County Alcoholic Beverage
License. Bids will be accepted until 3:00
p.m., CDT, July 31, 2000, at the office
of David C. Gaskin, P.O. Box 185,
Wewahitchka, "Florida 32465. The
owner reserves the right to reject all
bids. Information may be obtained by
calling 1-850-639-2266. ext2tc 6/29
Free "Non-Denominational" Eight,
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Christian & no-
thing else Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch@aol.com tfc 6/1
Day Lilies: red, creamy lavender, pink,
salmon, gold, peach. Jean Stebel, 6760
Hwy 71, White City, 827-1304. tfc 6/1
LAND/HOME PACKAGES as low as
$350 down w/6.8% fixed rate interest.
Sil's Mobile Homes-your manufac-
tured home specialist since 1957. 800-
239-4671. 4tc 7/6
CUSTOM DESIGN a new modular home
starting at $39,900. Call Larry, Brad or
Diane at Sil's Mobile Homes. 800-239-
4671. 4tc 7/6
Zone 3 homes, same price as Zone 2.
"We don't penalize our friends in Gulf &
Franklin Counties." Call Budget Homes
at 522-0900. tfc 6/1
FOR SALE: 1973 24'x65' Mobile Home,
4BR/2BA, Asking $3,500. Call 850-
639-3265. 4tc 6/22
SINGLE MOMS let me help you qualify
to buy a new home for your family! Call
Diane 800-293-4671. 4tc 7/6
ZONE III homes starting at $24,900.
Call Brad or Larry at Sil's Mobile Homes
800-239-4671. 4tc 7/6
TRADE! TRADEI Need'a bigger home?
We will take your trade-in on a new
home. Call Larry. Sil's Mobile Homes.
800-239-4671. 4tc 7/6
1st TIME buyers programs for home
and land. Call Larry. Sitfs.Mobile Homes
sincel957. 800-239-4671. 4tc 7/6
ZONEIII SCHEDULE D? We have homes '
that qualify! Call Larry at Sil's Mobile.
Homes. 850-785 4671 'or 800 239--
4671. 4te 7/6
TRAES nd ERVCE
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.'
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
I n f tn",ris s 202 Reid Atenue
e Port St. Je, Fl. 32456
sO \ Fa 229.6041
y. Authorized Sales Center
irdeenraerit Beauty ConsultanT
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. FL
Free Estimates RF0066770
4 Keep Your Investment Looking
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Quality Work Reasonable Prices'
S Commercial -1Residential
From Small to Big Jobs, We Have the
Experience and Equipment to Handle All
Your Pressure Cleaning Needs!
Rust Stains Removed '
Roof Stains Removed
CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE!
P 850 647-2606
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cu & Style
Lic #: MA0029475; Lic # MM 10098
Mary Kay Cosmetics
909 10th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
S r Painting .
Free Home Phone
Catherine L. Collier
I Iz Representative
S xi Alen Memorial Way
,4 RBoom Additions, et.
Quality work/ affordable prices.
"The House Doctors" Lic.
#0066513. General Contractor;
f Chris' Appliance
477 Ponderosa Pines Dnve
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owne r:Chris Acree
Custom Kitchen and Bath
THE CABINET SHOPPE
580 Palmetro Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Jeff Powell, Owner
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
'- REPAIR AND REMODELING
4 Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tic 4/6 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
Hanging Baskels Evergreens
Annuals Assorled Trees
Grounds Covers & Much 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. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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Highway 98 Highland View Port St Joe' 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
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Repair all major brands,
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Trim and finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheetrock &
All types of carpentry work.
Insured Over 25 years experience.
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ON-SITE SERVICES: Repair, Installation, Networking, Training,
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COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire U FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A m0le New Brand f X fmlrf.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6907 or 227-5373
STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner
Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
S from. Plus many architectural designs
office: (850) 229-8588
mobile: (850) 227-5424
QUALITY STUCCO WORK
PROTECT YOURSELFIIIRE A UCENSED CONTRACTOR RR0067101
639-2942 OR 22705986 CALL ANYTIME
*VINYL SIDING. 0LL *SOFFIT AND FACIA,
*CARPORTS **PATIO COVERS+
*SCREEN ROOMS REFEREjN* +FLORIDA ROOMS #
*WINDOWS *W N .GUTTERS*
SCREEN ROOM 10' X 16' $1495
SINGLE CARPORT 10' X o0' $995
DOUBLE CARPORT 0o'X 20' $1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14' X 65'--------- $2495
10' Xt6' INSULATED FLORIDA ROOM $4995
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 ,/,
Billy Johnson 229-8829 M. ---- q
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I SERVICES USeIgiaie Calle)v7it
SPressure Cleni Ho Dec vPrtLSt -iFi3" ll LiS ) 3191061
Carport.Tree Cutting & Trimming.
1 11 a -. I I-I I- rI .
Gulf Diesel Service
. Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
POOL SERVICES, INC.
SWIMMING POOL SERVICE-
\A/ FREE ESTIMATES
Bowers CERTIFIED POOL TECH
Home & Office
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe, FL
Flower & Landscape
Kay Kelley, Owner
Gulf Coast Screen Printing
32 Years Experience
107 N 30th Street Unit-C
RO. Box 13530
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
'-: HERSHEL HARRISON
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
'Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
wa. Can ProdlAr:e 1I
Type5trs Of Campaign
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PORT ST. JOE. FL. 80V "2277I 7
Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO051008,.ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
Lic. #ERQ013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction t e 5/4
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
$j *9ndor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr Water Damag Z
U Carpet Repairs Restretching Free Estimates Z
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
COX POOL CLEANING
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924. Mexico Beach, FL 32410
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NO DOWN PAYMENT for homes to land
owners. Call Larry, Brad or Diane. 800-
239-4671. 4tc 7/6
GOVERNMENT FINANCING-SHIPP, VA,
FHA, RURAL DEVELOPMENT. Call Sil's
Mobile Homes-since 1957. 800-239-
4671. 4tc 7/6
1. Lany Young, will no longer be respon-
sible to pay any bills incurred by any-
one other than myself, as of July 3rd,
2000. Itc 7/6
Horse for Sale, Leopard apa. 8500. Call
227-7281. 2tc 7/6
AKC Registered Chihuahua puppies.
Sm. handsome male. $300, Mex. Bch.,
Call 648-5994. 4tc 6/29
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
For Sale: 2 'acres off CR386 on Long
Street. Call 850-648-8973 6tp 7/6
6-8 acres for sale just north of Wewa,
near Dead Lakes w/moblle home, Irg.
Workshop, swimming pool & satellite
dish, nearly 2 acres fenced In. 1/4 mile
from boat landing, asking 839,500. Call
639-3609. 4tc 7/6
For Sale: 3BR/2BA golf home, 1600 sq.
ft.. garage, city water, carpet allowance.
Great investment! $119,000. Land &
'Castle Realty, 229-9228. 2tc 7/6
Access to St. George Island. Storefronts
from 8500/mo., Billboards from $175/
mo. ALL NEW. 850-229-2400. 2tp 7/6
Barrier Dunes, new 2BR/2BA fully fur-
nished, never used, owner financing.
S136,000. 227-7529 David. 4tc 6/22
Custom built 3BR/2BA home, 1504 sq.
ft., CH/A: 576 sq. ft. garage, within
walking distance to dedicated beach in
Mexico Beach. Home has too many
extras to list Low maint. vinyl siding
w/cedar u-tm. Exc. investment oppor-
tunity at S129,500. Call 648-9440 for
Mouse for Sale: 442 Chipola Ave.,
Wewahitchka, FL. 3BR/2BA. handyman
special. CH/A. 830,000. Owner will
consider financing w/at least 10% down
subject to credit approval. Call Wayne
Till 4@1-888-432-2996 or page. @1-800-
682-6546. 4tc 6/22
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30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
- Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
In GULFAIRE: For sale by owner,
4BR/2BA home, $134,900. Must Sellll
647-3686. Make an Offer! ext4tp 6/22
For Sale: 3BR/2BA. DW mobile home
on 75x150 lot in quiet neighborhood in
SJB. Asking $55,000. 647-3292. tfc 6/1
1/2 acre lot w/mobile hm., $29,000,
Pleasant Rest Rd. 850-229-696 l.s~"r.mee/i
Land & Home Packages
Beautiful in Mexico Beach: palm trees,
paved roads & underground utIIllues.
Landscaped packages starting at S500
per month! Call Budget Homes at 522-
0900. tf 6/1
LOTS FOR SALE: Palm Ridge Sub., St.:
Joe Beach, ,Lots 7 & 8. 227-2049 or
227-7424. leave message., exttfc 6/22
New Home for Sale: 3BR/2BA, energy
efficient home at 282 Ave. D. 1,232 sq.
ft. of heated & cooled area, $81,500.,
Call Greg Johnson or Hiram Nix at 227-'r
For Sale by Owner: 1/2 acre lots,
Pleasant Rest Road. Overstreet. w/well
& septic tank, $17,500. Owner Finance
w/10% down. 850-229-6961. bcjr.tfc 6/1
Lots for sale in PSJ. '4 lots corner of
Palm Blvd.& 19th St. high & dry, no fill
needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227-
2112 day or 229-8409tnight, tfc 6/1
"Golfers Dream Come True." Beautiful'
high/dry 1/2 acre lot/Cape Plantation
sub., overlooks 17th fairway of St. Joe
Bay Co6untry Club. Close to .town,
schools & beaches. Must see to appreci-'
ate. Priced to sell. 850-229-9431 .tfc 6/1
GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY
FAST. Call Kevin Welch, Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-648-4995. 52tp 2/17
FOR SALE: 3.3 acres in Stonemill
Creek, cleared, has well & septic tank,
also has stocked pond, 832,000U' Call
639-5571 3te 6/29.
3BR/2BA home at 1211' Palm Blvd.
Approx. 1600sf. w/huge master ste.
Front and back screened porch, fenced
yard on corner lot. Please call your local
realtor for more details. tfc 6/1
In WEWA, fbr 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
t. fc 6/8
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IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
MICHAEL T. PARKERSON.,
Respondent. CASE NO. 00-241-CA'
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MICHAEL T. PARKERSON
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an acuorn
for PeUUtition for Custovdy ha- been filed against you,
and vcu are required to eru'e a copy ol ,our wntten
. defenses 11 any. to thi, action on DAVID C GASKIN
ESQ Peuuoner s attorney whose address is Post
Olfice Box 185 Wewatutchka. Flon-la 32465 on or
before the 14un day of Jult 2000 and filethe origi-
na with the Clerk of this Coun either before service
on peuujner s atornes or Irnmediately thereafter,
omnerule a delaulth ill re, 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.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 00-249
INRE THE ADOPTION OF'
KRISTA ANN HENVSLEY and
NICHOLZE IN HENSLE"
NOTICE QF ACTION pFOR ADOPTION .
TO: BENJAMIN CHARLES HENSLEY
Clark Air Force Base Military Jail
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
adoption of your minor children, Krista Ann Hensley
and Nichole Lin Hensley by their step-father,
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.
whose address is: Rish, 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 fail 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
CLERK OF THE CIRCUITr COURT ,
By /a/ T.,Knox
4tc, June 22 and 29, and July 6 and 13 2000.
SIN THE COUNTY COURT OF
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
C&L BANK. a
Florida banking corporation,
CASE NO. 00-29-CC
MITCHEL G. DAVIS, deceased, et. al.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO F.S CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 22. 2000 in the above-styled cause. I s ll sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front
door of the Gulf County Courthouse. Port St Joe.
Florida, at II 00 a m Eastern iume. Wednesday.
July 26. 2000. the following described property tr.
See Exhibit "A~ attached hereto.
Dated this 23 day of June. 2000
Clerk of Counrt
by: ./s/'Tonya Knox. Deputy Clerk
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that, a true and correct
copy of'the foregotng Notice of Sale pursuant to F S
Chapter 45 has been furnished by Unned States
Mall this 23 day of June. 2000 to each of the follor--
D. Stephen Kahn.' Post Office Box 10032,
Tallalassee, FL' 32302 ,. ., .r* .
William G. Davis, 6131 Ganley Road, Wewahitchka,
SFL 32465 ,.-. : "
Timothy G Davis. 6131 Ganley Road, Wewahitchka,
'FL 32465 L ,
Debbie Childress, 375 Reynolds Road,
Wewahitchka, FL'32465 -
Jerald Gaskin. President. Wewahitchka State Bank.
P.O. Box 100, Wevwahitchka FL 32465.
Wanda Davis. P.O. Box 5051. White City. FL 32465
/s/ B. Downs
Deputy Court Clerk
Farm #28, of Gulf County Farms, Inc. Properties, an
unrecorded subdivision of that portion of Section
19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West. GulfCounty,
Florida, lying West of State Road #71, more particu-
larly described'as follows: Commence at the NW.cor-
ner of Section 19, Township 5 South. Range 9 West,
Gulf County, Florida, thence South 03 degrees 03
minutes 32 seconds East along the West line of said
Section 19 for 1501.44 feet: thence North 71 degrees
43 minutes 40 seconds East for 299.59 feet: thence
South 18 degrees 16 minutes 20 East for 966.00 feet
to, the Point of Beginning. Thence North 71 degrees
43 minutes 40 seconds East for 676.00 feet: thence
South 18 degrees 16 minutes 20 seconds East lor
290 00 feet thence South 71 degrees 43 nunutes 40
seconds West for 676 00 feer thence North 18
degrees 16 minutes 20 seconds West for 290 00 feet
.o the Point of Beginning.
LESS AND EXCEPT: '
A portion of Farm #28 of Golf County Farms, Inc..
an unrecorded subdivision of that portion of Section
19. Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County,
Florida. lying West of State Road No. 71, more par-
ticularly described us follows: Commence at the
Northwest corner of Section 19, Township 5 South.
Range 9 West. Gulf County, Florida. Thence South
03, degrees 03 minutes 32 seconds East along the
West line of said Section 19 for 1501.44 feet; thence
North 71 degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds East for
299.59 feet: thence South 18 degrees 16 minutes 20
seconds East for 1111.00 feet; thence North 71
degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds East for 365.59 feet
to the Point of Beginning. Thence continue North 71
degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds East for 300.41 feet
to the West line of a 60 foot county road: thence
South 18 degrees,16 minutes 20 seconds East along
said West line for 145.00 feet to the North line of a
50 foot road: thence South 71 degrees 43 minutes
40 seconds West along said North line for 300.41
feet; thence North 18 degrees ,16 minutes 20 sec-
onds West for 145.00 feet to the Point of beginning
2tc. June 29 and July 6, 2000.
THE CITT OF WEWAHITCHKA
The City of Wewahltclika has declared the following
Items as surplus and will accept sealed bids for the
purchase of these Items. Bids must. be.. marked
SEALED BIDS and be received by the City Clerk
before 3:00 PM CT on July 10. 2000. Items may be
inspected at the City Sewer Plant during regular
work days between 8:00 AM and 3:0 PM.
1985 Ford Ranger Pickup Truck
1966 Chevrolet Van
Wisconsin Cement Mixer
Model THD, Serial # 4058400
Bushwacker Green Bush Hog
T. L. Smith Co; Cement Mixer ,
Model 499-A. Serial #'76907
Kabota Tractor Model L245
2tc. June 29 ana July 6, 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
INRE: ESTATE OF
ROSCOE ALLEN DUKE
S Decease. FILE NO. 00-14-CP
,; ., Deceased. '"
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The admninlauation of the estate of ROSCOE
ALLEN DUKE. deceased. rile Number 00-14. Is
pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County
flonda Probate Division the address ol which is
Gull Countr Courthouie. 1000 Ffllh Sueet Pon St
Joe. Florida 32456 The names and address el the
' personal representauve and the personal repreen', .
Lauves attorney. are set forth beloa
ALL INTERESrED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
S All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will. the quallilcauon of the personal represen-
lane enue or rIerldicuon of this Court are
requihea to tlle rie r oblecuon, with this Counrt
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (31 MONTHS AFTER
TrE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY 1301 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
TiEM. ,.." .:-"
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sops having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice Is served with-
in three (3) months after the date of the first publi-
caion of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER'OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THilS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedept and per-:
.son having claims or demands against the dece-
dent s estate must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (31 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
ThE FIRST PULIBUCATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
July 6. 2000
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin ,
Post Office Box 98
Port St Joe. FL 32457 .. .
anoda Bar No 699070
'Edwin Allen Duke
0 Box 262
IPort Si Joe. FL 32457
6tc. July 6 and 13, 2000:
FOR SALE: Sealed Bids
Only -1983 Dodge Ram Charger
-2 Dr., 109,401 miles. Bids will be.
received by the Mexico Beach Fire
Department until' 4:00 PM (CST).
July 14, 2000; to be opened at
4:30' PM (CST) on that date. Bids
will be. examined and the "best
'offer" will be accepted. There.is no.
minimum bid. This sale is "as Is
only." You may view this vehicle
any day from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
(CST) at the City Hall, 118 N. 14th
St., Mexico Beach, FL 32410. You
may drop off your bid, or mail it to
MBFD, PO Box 13018, Mexico
Beach, .FL 32410. Please mark
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1520 C.R.,C-30, 344 C
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Port S
(850) 227-1100 8S
St. George Islan
ape San Bias
:ape San BIas Rd.
St. Joe, FL 32456
11 0 Barrier Dunes Dr.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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CAPE SAN BLAS BAYFRONT "Kilgallin Home."
Lovely 3BR/2BA 1636 sq. ft. waterfront home with
cathedral ceiling, open floor plan, fireplace, Florida room,
master bath with double vanity and whirlpool, screened
porch, warm wood interior with lots of windows, satellite
dish and workshop. $265,000. MLS#41 60.
Gulf Front Indian Pass, Sweetwater Shores, approx. 50' frontage x 485'.
Gulf View Cape San Bias,, 1 Sand Dollar Way, approx. 87' frontage x 162'.
Bay Front Cape San Bias Rd. Approx. 108' frontage x 505' $119,000.
Golf Course Community- Cape Plantation Dr., 133' frontage x 163' $38,000.
Wewahitchka 3 Harrison Drive, approx. 1 acre $10,900.
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Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.
1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida
850-61J8-5767 or 1-800-239-4959
BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner .
ASSOCIATES: Barbara Manson, 647.5004 loha~ Chivetta, 227-3756 Charlotte Sanford, 647-3609
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40 Hwy. 98. Charming traditional Southern Beach
Cottage located on high bluff at Mexico Beach across
from the DEDICATED BEACH area with Panoramic
Unobstructed Gulf Viewl This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home
has lots of character and is completely furnished and
ready for occupancy. Large Front Florida room has
Fantastic Gulf View! This is a MUST SEE!! $375,000.
248 Desoto Street 1 of a kind, 3 bd./2ba
completely remodeled home in second block at
St. Joe Beach. This home has a large screened
porch' and separate workshop' w/office.
$137,500. Won't last long at this price.
'Adjoining lot is also for sale with home 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
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. 2400SF. Ceramic tile floor-
ing in main living level w/decorator periodic tiles in
kitchen w/custom wood cabinets. Panoramic Gulf view
from covered decks on both levelslI Separate CH/A sys-
tems for all 3 levels of house. Completely furnished Very
nicely decorated On 60.12' Gulf front lot!l Owner open to
offers Must see this onell $550,000. MLS#4951
3200 D Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL
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