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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2000
flathead Catfish Tourney &
Festival This Saturday
See Sports on Page 12A
Grants Going Through For
1st Street Details on Pages 3A
Politician' In The Old Days;
Core Remembers Page 1B
Old Post Office Home For
Buzzet's Page 3A
Wewa Couple's Unique
Wedding Where? See Page 4A
School NeWS Read Page 5B
FL Learning Alliance
Awarded $2.2 Mill Page
What's Up For Grabs In
The Classifieds? P. 6B-
Good News For The Apalachicola
Water Flow Reductions and Barge Traffic Could Be On Hold
This week has seen several which forms part of the poducing Apalachicola Bay. undertaken before anything can dollars and a threat to the envi-
events take place which should Chattahoochee-Flint-Apalachicola A federal law protects threat- be undertaken which threatens ronment.
help alleviate concerns that the river system. That action would e ed and endangered mussels an endangered species. That time Maintaining a navigable
Army Corps of Engineers will reduce water levels in the ,.ind in the estuary. A formal frame would preclude any action channel in the Apalachicola River
reduce water flows by 20," on the Apalachicola River which empties .:nsultation process which by the Corps to reduce water lev- has long been a major bone ol
Chattahoochee River In Georgia into the ecologically rich, oyster- oiire four months must be els. contention between the corns and
In related issues U.S.
Representative Bob Barr (GA-7)
announced this week the Army
Corps of Engineers has agreed to
support his request to end the
(ACF) barge,navigation project. In
addition to contributing to lower
levels in West Point Lake, dredg-
ing and releases for navigation.
have been cited as a waste of tax
: Visit Florida, the not-for-.
S profit corporation that markets
Florida tourism, has selected Gulf
County to participate In the Rural
Tourism Pilot Program, a new ini-
tiative that boosts local efforts to
increase visitors to Florida's less-
populated areas. The county was
awarded S 16,000 by the program
and is one of only five pilot pro-
jects selected statewide.
-' "Gulf County has a wealth of
natural and historical resources
4 that are appealing to tourists.
Including the nationally-ranked
beaches of St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park," said Austin Mott,
president and chief executive offi-
cer of Visit Florida. "The role of the
Tourism Pilot Program is. to
;extend the reach of the county's
a tourism efforts with increased
resources and provide additional
'support through Visit Florida's
product development and market-
Diane Scholz, executive direc-
,tor of the Gulf County Chamber of
iCbmmerce, said, "We are proud
S and excited to have been chosen
for the Tourism Pilot Program.
Tourism is a relatively new eco-
nomic resource in Gulf County,
and the support provided by Visit
Florida will enable us to form and
implement the best tourism mar-
keting strategies possible. The
end result will be increased job
opportunities and a more, diverse
economy in our county."
(See TOURIST on Page 3A)
the Apalachicola Bay and River
In a letter to Barr, Assistant
Secretary of the Army (Civil
Works) Joseph Westphal wrote,
'maintaining navigation on the
ACF is not economically justified
or environmentally defensible.
With an economic return that has
(See RIVER on Page 6A)
Is Still Flickering
Workshop Focuses On Ironing
Out Remaining Differences
Extremely low water levels are helping to expose more "knees" than usual at the Dead Lakes
"Sea Trails" MSay connect C
8.3 Miles of Trails Sought Through FDOT
The Cape San Blas Taxpayers
Association has taken the lead in
seeking Florida Department of.
Transportation (DOT) grant dol-'
lars to establish 8.3 miles of "sea
trails" along C-30-E at the Cape.
Julia Cunningham explained
the grant application to county
commissioners during their last
regular meeting as she sought the
board's sponsorship for a total of
S913.000 in grant fund applica-
Cunningham said the path-
ways will connect state and coun-
ty parks in an '"emerald necklace."
The three phase project would
begin at St. Joseph State Park -
(home of the #1 beaches in the
continental United States).
through Rish Park, and continue
to Cape Palms Park.
Phase II would run from Cape
Palms Park to the Stump Hole-
Julia Cunningham shows map of "Sea Trails" area.
which is currently being consid-
ered for purchase by the Florida
Community Trust Program. The
last phase continues to the inter-
section of C-30-E and C-30 at'
Salinas Park. Parking and
restroom facilities are either avail-
able or would be included at all
park stopping points along the
A lot of activity has been hap-
pening at the Cape for the past
several years, but that activity
has escalated at a frenzied pace in
looking at improving the roadway
to state standards. If the trail's
grants were tied to the FDOT
improvement project, the eco-
nomic feasibility would be
enhanced for both. projects, she.
The 10 foot wide 8.3 mile long
trail would run adjacent to C-30-
E and would accommodate multi-
use pedestrian traffic, Cyclists,
walkers, roller bladers, and even
wheelchairs should find ample
space available on the trail to
After a lengthy workshop
Thursday afternoon, Gulf County.
may be getting closer to putting a
lighting ordinance in place that
almost all parties feel they can
Representatives from the-
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP), U.S. Fish and
Wildlife, Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FFWCC), state parks. Florida
Power Corporation, Gulf County'
Turtle Patrol, St. Joseph Bay
Aquatic Preserve, Cape San Bias
Taxpayers Association, and of
course, Gulf County were circled
around tables to hash out final
wording for the ordinance. All of,
this was being closely observed by
30 to 40 local residents interested
in the process.
Much of the meeting was
spent discussing the impact of the
current wording of the draft ordi-
nance on Florida Power
Corporation as' electrical utility
Mike McDonald, local Florida
Power District Manager, brought
two lighting experts to the meet-
ing to help explain the company's
view of the requirement to convert
to low pressure sodium lighting.
Joe McAdams explained that
studies have indicated that low
pressure sodium lights were not
the only way to get the desired
results. He explained that very
good results have been achieved
by using shields and/or filters
over existing lights. McAdams,
with other leading scientists,
noted that he had been involved
in studies that verified his state-
Disorientation of sea. turtle
hatchlings is the problem being
addressed by the ordinance.
.Areas along Cape San Blas are
some of the most productive tur-
tle nesting sites in the state.
. When hatchlings exit their
nest,, natural instincts lead them
to follow the light of the moon to
locate the Gulf of Mexico. Artificial
light from utility poles, houses,
and numerous other sources can
confuse or disorient hatchlings,
leading them in the wrong direc-
Hatchling disorientation has
increased in recent years, and in
fact, some disorientation has
been noted in approximately 40%
of nests hatched thus far this year
at the Cape.
Both McAdams and FFWCC
representative Robbin N. Trindell
explained that the formula for
deriving at a lighting source that
didn't impact the hatchlings dur-
ing their race to the ocean was not
Furthermore they didn't nec-
essarily agree to agree on what
(See LIGHTING on Page IOA)
Approximately 85% of Bed Tax
Revenues Collected From Cape
Local residents crowded into ChAteau Nemours to welcome Arvida.
Arvida Welcomed To Gulf County
Arvida and Project Manager
-John Hendry received a warm
welcome to Gulf County Friday
,afternoon (August 11th) during a
,welcome reception held at St.
Joe/Arvida's offices at the
Hendry briefly outlined the
company's development under-
way at Dixie Belle Curve, saying
he anticipated it would be early
next year before folks would begin
seeing the project develop.
Other areas of local interest
discussed were development
plans on property just beyond
Mexico Beach and further devel-
opment between Dixie Belle Curve
and St. Joe Beach. Both of those
projects are still in the planning
Hendry said he looked for-
ward to sharing development
plans with the community just as
soon as concrete plans have been
recent months. Visits to the state
park have increased 68% since
1996. Annual visitation is now
well over 140,000 visits per year
and revenues were $590,000 in
Gulf County's bed tax paints
the picture of need as well or bet-
ter than any indicator, with
approximately 85% of collected
revenues coming from the area,
according to Commissioner and
Tourist Development Council
(TDC) Chairman Tommy Knox.
The TDC actively supports
the sea trail, and he already
agreed to do its part in long term
maintenance as part of the appli-
Cunningham said FDOT has
shown some interest in the pro-
ject. The state recently took C-30
as a state road. With this change
in ownership, it (FDOT) is now
enjoy it fully.
Pedestrian safety is one of the
major reasons for consideration of
the sea track, but, the potential
impact on new and existing
tourism would produce major
benefits. Research by the National
Park Service has shown the eco-
nomic impact these trails can
have on an area.
In Wakulla County, for
instance, the St. Marks Trail
brought in over $1.4 million from
visitors outside of the area in
tourism-related expenditures in
only its second year of operation.
Visitors are not the only ones
who could derive recreational
usage of the trail; local residents
would also utilize advantage of
the close to home outlet.
Gulf County commissioners
unanimously agreed to sponsor
the grant application.
Turtle patrol volunteers are quick to mark and protect nest
sites following mama turtles' visit to shore.
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2000
d; toril omjo ary Columns Written by Willie Romsey, Editor
Turtles and Humans
Need A Break
It appears that Gulf County may be getting close to establishing
a lighting ordinance that will help protect one ,of our special sea
critters (sea turtles) while ensuring that folks can still use the
Before I go any further with this, I need to make it plain that I
whole-heartedly support a lighting ordinance. Furthermore, I have
a desire to see not only sea turtles, but other species continue to
exist and co-exist with man.
Co-existing may be where I get separated from some of the
groups that wish to tell us how to do it. Several of these groups,
along with Gulf County, have worked for two years trying to hash
out an ordinance to address light disorientations of young hatch-
Some of the people who' have pushed' for the ordinance the
hardest are also responsible for it not being completed long ago,
because they have taken people out of the formula. By that, I mean
efforts were made to restrict people from being able to enjoy the
We owe a debt of gratitude to the folks who have maintained
that common sense would be included -in the lighting ordinance if
it was going to be approved. I really don't know if last Thursday's
meeting was a typical meeting, or whether 30 to 40 local residents
sitting with interest around the fringes of the workshop helped
bring social graces to the surface. One thing is for, certain though,
the turtles are much closer to having a lighting ordinance in place
and beach users will still be able to enjoy their pleasures.
Local turtle patrol volunteers also deserve much more than a
special thanks for the many hours of time ,and 'much energy they
put into helping preserve this species. We all have a responsibility
to protect and preserve the environment around us. Understanding
how lights can disorient and possibly destroy nesting is something
that we should all take seriously.
Smelling Like Three Day Old Fish
I hate to keep harping.on the same subject, but I'm just con-
cerned that the whole ordeal may be getting swept under the
proverbial governmental rug.
By now, everybody knows about the perverts in the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) and the pornogra-
phy found on their computers' hard drives.
Russell Nelson has involuntarily resigned his post and Director
Allen Egbert has said the distractions need to end and let us get
back to business as usual. The Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE) was called on to do an investigation ....
This thing smells worse than three day old fish drying in the
First; let's remember that Egbert broke the law as badly, if not
worse, than Russell Nelson when he nearly wiped his computer
clean one day after J. Patrick Floyd, attorney for the fishermen,
made his public information request. ,,,nu ;,.,, ,,':.
Second, don't forget who wiped some of the hard drives for the
FFW.CC that's right, the FDLE has been quoted as saying tley
wiped hard drives on some of these computers. So, the investigators
wiped hard drives of the investigate during an investigation. .. In
doing so, how can they still be the investigators?-I'm confused.
Third, pornography is not the issue to be Investigated. The
FFWCC and the FDLE both broke the law if hard drives were wiped
after the public information request was made, unless there was a
back-up copy of the hard drives made to prove no other data was
Maybe the FDLE did make duplication of those hard drives.
Certainly that would have been the logical thing to do if they were
conducting an investigation, because they would need to preserve
the evidence in its original state. '
If this is the case, then FDLE should honor the public informa-'
tion request and present a mirrored copy of the hard drives to attor-
neys for the fishermen. If not, then we have a whole heap of prob-
lems and may need to call for an investigation of the investigators.
If the FFWCC has nothing to hide, then why has so'much effort
been made to not only wipe hard drives, but in some cases defrag-
ment data so that it is hidden away and covered up?
'The FDLE hard drive copies could hold many answers to what.
has happened concerning FFWCC's dealing fairly with fishermen.
It may be-time for'an outside investigation into what that smell
is coming out of FFWCC's administrative staff. Maybe the governor
or even federal investigators need to stir this pot and see what's
hiding beneath the surface.
I knew it was time.
Cathy took him to the grocery
When one of our boys Is head-
ing back to college Cathy insists on
taking him 'on a little shopping
spree. He gets to pick out his
favorite cereals, cookies, Little
Debbie cakes, potato chips-it's
her goody bag to him. And it's a rit-
ual, you don't mess with at 6ur,
I tried to point out once that it
would be more 'room effective" for
the vehicle to' just give 'em fifteen
bucks and let 'emi buy their own
snacks whe 'they got back to
school. Like I 'say, I tried to point
that out once'.".'.'
Josh left this morning. ,.:
He's been going to college so
long that I figure he must be .the
smartest man',n the universe by
now! It's either' him or Jethro
Bodine. When we had company
over this summer I tried to show
him off by asking him to do some
ciphering for us.
This is not quite like the first
time he left. Not by a long sight! We
got in the car and went with him
then. Cathy wanted to see the
room for herself. She needed to
know if the bed was soft enough.
She had to see if the roommate
was, acceptable. She wanted to
meet the man who ran the college.
She wanted to check out the laun-
dry situation. She had to look at
the cafeteria .. and make:a few
suggestions to the cook '. .
Boy, the first time was pretty
But that was years ago.
.- I'd like to think we've all come
a long.way since that first "send
off." Shoot, when he left that time I,
was worried about him getting r un
over in the big city traffic. I was
worried about his "right thinking"
ability. I laid awake wondering If
he could pass one single test. I was
worried about a girlfriend that he
didn't even have. I needed to
screen any girls that might "show
up" in his life.
I lost.sleep over nothing.
At twenty, his reflexes in traf-.
fic are ten times better than mine.
Both boys have made some excel-
lent life choices. They've managed
to pass more tests than they've
failed. And I got completely out of
the girlfriend picking business.
They are not going to pay me any
attention on the matter . and
they've got to live with that choice,
We've all matured during their
college years! .
We are pretty much hardened
veterans now on this going off to
school 'stuff. I stood this morning
by the'truck and watched Cathy
hug him. We'd been doing this
every August for years. And in
another week, we would be repeat-
ing this scene with Jesse. It's all
part of the process ...
They come. they grow. they go.
Josh had hung around the
house last night. They don't go out
much the night before. It's family
night. Cathy washes and folds and
packs a lot on family night. We
linger around the kitchen table .
They reminisce over the mus-
tard on the ceding. They recall the
fight that led to the hole in the
bathroom wall. They bring up the
swimming pool I wouldn't put in
the back yard. They hark back to a
cat that died In 1989. They replay
the night their mom got "pulled" by
the police, caught red-handed with
two cartons of throwing eggs.
They laugh a lot this night. It
bespeaks of wonderful memories
and happy childhoods. I offer up'a
silent prayer of thanks . And
defend my position on not allowing
them to go' to those dances!
The morning comes so' quick-
Iv. The last day always does
I gave him money.
I've been oing this so long
that Ive got my part down.
"Thanks; dad." ,
It is not the perfunctory
"thank you" of youth. It's a heart-
felt. "I understand the cost
involved" thanks -..,
I can:live with that.
We "check.' ad recheck the
load. It doesn't take long. He's
going back a lot,"tighter" than that
first.trip. ,We all live and learn.
'I think of the long distance
phone bill. College students have
this down to an art. They leave tn
the morning and the' afternoons
mail 'brings "the phone bill
Happens every tire! Who do they
know in Kalamazo o Michigan and
Wontover, South.' Dakota and
(See KESLEt ON PAGE 3)
Parker's Article Last Week Stirs A Lot Of Memories
AN ARTICLE IN LAST
week's paper took me way back,
but not as far as. it took the'
writer, Tom Parker, Jr.
Tom Jr.,. "Dudder" Parker
and and I are the same. age and
both came from sizeable fami-
Tom was always a "histori-
an," simply because he could
remember names from years
gone by. It must' have been a
gene the Parker boys were born-
with,' because Bill and Marion
Parker had it, too. I remember
one time I was calling on Marion
when he was managing Pylant's
Men's Store. Marion had a visi-
tor when I walked in the store,
and he and the visitor continued
After a while the third party
I asked Marion,. "Who was
that fellow. He was a nice look-
Marion didn't skip a beat,
but Immediately identified the
Written by Wesley Ramsey
young man as my
I hadn't seen Donald for
quite a few years. I had lived in
Georgia for six years, and
Donald had been living in
Birmingham for about seven or
eight years since I had returned
to Port St. Joe.
I DIDN'T REMEMBER my
own cousin, but one of those
Parker boys did.
They have the memory of an
Another of those "name
rememberers," worked here for
me' for me for about 10 years.
He was B. A. "Doll" Collier. I had
it made remembering names as
long as "Doll" worked here.
I would just describe a per-
son and old "Doll" would come
up with a name immediately.
I would remember what a
person looked like for years, but
the name would escape me..Tom,
is like that. He remembers all
those scout masters from the
Nowhere in the article did
he mention that the Rotary fClub
has been the troop sponsor
since the first day the club was
formed. But, I notice some char-
ter members of the club from its
founding, in 1940.
They-Mark Tomlinson, B.
B, Conklin and Robert Bellows-,
were ,listed among the early
B. B. Conklin' had a camp on
Wetappo Creek that the scouts
used almost as their own.
I W 4s calling on Mr. Conklin
down at the now defunct Gulf
Hardware one day and got to
talking with Conklin about bass
fishing. Bass fishing was one of
Conklin's weekend endeavors.
He was a,good one.
I asked him one day what
his secret was for catching so
Conklin leaned back in his
chair and stroked his goatee in
thought and finally said, "I
guess if I could blame it on any
one thing, it would have to be
that I kept my, worms in my
mouth where they would stay'
warm. Then when they hit the
cold water of the creek, they
would wiggle like crazy!"
.. bought my first outboard
motor from Conklin-a 6 horse
Mercury, and paid $200 for it. I
later sold the motor ,to Glen'
brought back a lot of:memories
to me. I was in the coiuts those
early days with him. meetingg in
the basemrient of the Centennial
Building, with Methodist minis-
ter Rev. O.D. Langston, and
later Presbyterian minister Rev.'t
Billy Daniels as leaders.
I remember Rev. O.D.:
Langston had diabetes, and had
a leg amputated because of it. It
didn't stop him though. He con-
tinued with his boy scout'
These two men served as
scout master dtiriing the war
years and nearly. caught the
German submarine which sank
the Empire Mica. ,
The scouts favorite camping
spot back then was the Indian
mound on.the peninsula.
A SURVIVOR of the lai
\John -A. Simpson read. of tl
projectt to build the all-purpos
scout' building, arid name it f(
Simpson and sent a sizeab
donation for its construction.
She' had never been'a scot
under Simpson, nor been draf
ed ,to serve,in one of the! circL
performances; yet she sent
hge contribution when slh
- read.about the project.
The-building and the prop
erty has nearly been paid ft
'b The Rotary just decided
build the center, after havir
saved money for years for th1
purpose. The clf finally save
about $18,000, when it felt tW
.time was right to begin. Tha
was around the first of the year
Nearly $70,000 has been surn
into the project, cash money!
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Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Cibert
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2000 ALtu b.
Grants Going Through For 1st Street
Board Votes To Leave MLK Boulevard As It Is
Port St. Joe city commission-
ers and Port City Shopping Center
bwner, local businessman George
Duren, agreed to final contract
conditions to proceed with
Community Development Block
grant (CDBG) funding for street
infrastructure improvements dur-
ing the board's regular meeting
The $241,940 in grant funds
is -tied to the number of new jobs
created by the development
scheduled for'completion by the
middle of 2001 at the corner of
First Street and Highway 98.
Duren has agreed to create a min-
imum of 10 new full-time jobs
within the development ,of which
at least six must be made avail-
able to members of low or moder-
ate income families.
Sewer, water, and fire hydrant
installation are a portion of the
infrastructure work that will be
completed through .the CDBG
The board also agreed to
advertise for bids to construct a
stormwater retention pond just as
soon as it receives word on an
anticipated EDA grant for
:$222,633 for the project.
Leave MLK As Is
Amy Shackleford approached
-the board again requesting a pub-
lic meeting to discuss the
,prospects of renaming Martin
Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to
James "Hat" McGee, Sr. Street.
She presented the board with two
petitions with )approximately 40
jncames on each requesting the
-name change and asking to
reriame a portion of Highway 98
-vMartin Luther King, Jr.
Peters read a letter from Gulf
:tCounty 911 Coordinator Marshall
1Nelson stating that procedures
require a written request, signed
l.y all property owners, stating the
:reason for the change of any
.street name. This ensures that all
)property owners are aware and in
,agreement with the change.
:.: Mayor Frank' Pate said the
-.rtocedure was clear to him and
.that property owners' desires took
precedence to him.
Commissioner David Horton's
notionn to leave the road name as
(From Page 2)
'Bluefield, West Virginia .
He has said "see ya" to Jess.
He has had the last hug from his
mom. His eyes dart around the
!yard, they take in the house ....
He's grown. That is an undis-
putable fact. He will find that spe-
cial girl. He will explore brave, new
worlds. He is already spreading his
ilngs. He more than likely will end
up in God only knows where ....
But this will always be home.
You can see it in his face as he
lingers for a last look .. .
I kinda stand silently by as his
ihom reaches in to pat his arm' one
4lst time. I always just kinda stand
"Be careful, son."
It's the best 1 can do.
The tears start as I strain to
catch the last glimpse of that small
blue truck. I continue to wave long
after it disappears '.
Veteran my hind foot!
He's My Little Boy,'
4 ,r U
is was seconded by Commissioner
Benny Roberts. The motion
Following a motion by
Commissioner Roberts, the board
unanimously agreed it's time to
find out if the city's nuisance and
trash ordinances have any teeth.
The board ordered City
Attorney Russell Scholz to file suit
against Richard Boddye for viola-
tion of the ordinances as they
relate to ongoing complaints
against his residence at the cor-
ner of Long Avenue and Eighth
The city has been in dispute
with Boddye for at least two years
over ordinance violations at his
home site. Roberts said the board
needs to see if the ordinances will
holdup and if they don't, then the
board needs to revise them so
that other similar cases can be
addressed throughout the city.
In Other Business
*Granted a utility permit to
*Accepted a low bid for a new
*Agreed to apply for approxi-
mately $9,000 in tobacco grant
funds at requested by Port St. Joe
Police Chief Jay Leffert.
DARE Office Sgt.' Mark Cutler shows off his new whee ? ..ls"Tak,. From Drug Dealers."
DARE Officer Sgt. Mark Cutler shows off his new wheels-"Taken From Drug Dealers."
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You wouldn't recognize the new interior of the old pbst office.
Old Post Office New
Home For BuzzettsL
As one landmark in Port St.
Joe becomes defunct as its tenant
outgrows its space., another usage
comes along for the historic build-
ing and a new landmark material-!
izes for coming generations.
The old post office located on
the corner of Highway 98
(Monument Avenue) and Second
Street is one such landmark. The
United States Postal Service
required additional space and
built a new complex on Highway
Buzzett's Diug Store will be
the new tenant at 202 Monument
Avenue, the first renovation of the
entire city block comprised of
Pate's Service Center, Marina
Groceries, Tapper & Company,
and Buzzett's Drugs.
The old post office is being
renovated by Rex Buzzett and its
owners, David and Trish
Warriner. The architectural style
of the entire complex will blend
with a nautical theme which will
capture the essence of the unique
coastal life of St. Joseph Bay,
The old post office building's
brickwork was largely construct-
ed of bricks salvaged from The
Port Inn. ,
The new complex will triple
the floor space of Buzzett's Drugs,
currently located at 317 Williams
"This will allow me to better
serve my customers, both now
and in the foreseeable future,"
commented Buzzett. "The busi-
ness was originally founded in
1951 by my father, Gannon
Buzzett. at 222 Reid Avenue, and
moved to our present location in
1960," he added.
A moving date is anticipated
in mid-September. Buzzett said
the move is customer based as
their business in the area has
grown thanks to the people of Port
St. Joe. The store will carry a
broader range of merchandise,
and the 50th anniversary of the
store will mark the start of many
additional years of service in the
Forum August 26
. Wewahitchka's Chamber of
Commerce and Wewahitchka
State Bank are sponsoring a polit-
ical rally on Saturday, August
26th, at Lake Alice Park in
Candidates running for all
county-wide offices and in the
District 1 commission race are
invited to participate.
Wewahitchka Chamber of
Commerce President Tom
Semmes said the speaking format
will include five minutes each for
candidates, plus a 10 minute
public question-and-answer time
after each candidate speaks.
Everyone is invited to attend
the rally which will begin at 4:00
p.m., CT. Semmes said free ham-
burgers and cokes will also. be
available to the public for as long
as they last. ,
For further information, con-
tact Tom Semmes at 639-5345.
a Catfish Classic
A fl' I A Ia -A rAftnn,
Friday, Aug.18 iand Saturday, Aug. 11, 2uu
Apalachicola River Gaskin Park (end of the road lan ing) Wewahitchka
24-hour event (4 p.m. CST, Friday 4 p.m. CST Saturday)
Sponsored by Wewahitchka Employees' Club and the
Gulf County Tourist Development Council
A BRAND NEW TRUCK, WORTH APPROX. $32,000 AND A BOAT,
MOTOR & TRAILER WORTH APPROX. $10,000!
CASH PRIZES INCLUDE:
FLATHEADS: Largest Fish $1,500.00, 2nd Largest $1,000.00, 3rd largest $750, 4th
.Largest, $500, 5th largest $300, boat with most poundage $250.00
CHANNEL CATS: Largest Fish $1,000.00, 2nd Largest $750.00, 3rd largest $500, 4th
Largest, $400, 5th largest $250. Channel cats must be 20" to qualify. Channel cats will be
Entry Fee: $45/per person (first 150 registrants receive 10 free bream for bait)
Contact. Jerri or Hamp Linton, day 850-639-2605 or night 639-5640
FLATHEAD CATFISHING WORKSHOP PRIOR TO TOURNAMENT
(beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 18th)
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen picked up a new/used
D.A.R.E. vehicle recently at the
same time he and his deputies
were making a drug arrest.,
The 1993 Northstar Cadillac
Rural Co. Workshop
Set With FDOT
Representatives from the
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation (FDOT) will host a Rural
County ,Workshop for Gulf
,County, Thursday, August 24, at
9:00 a.m., CT, in the Gulf County
The following issues will be
'discussed by FDOT personnel:
scheduled project letting, con-
struction and maintenance
issues, traffic operations issues,
Community Traffic Safety (CTST),
the small county/rural assistance
program, pavement condition sur-
veys, enhancement program,
Local Agency Program (LAP),
process and the Florida Trans-
portation Plan (FTP).
This meeting is being held in
conformance with the American
.with Disabilities Act (ADA).
.i- '! .
ets "Free Caddie"
was seized during a drug Cutler.
deal/arrest in Port St. Joe. "Not 'only do we have the
McKeithen said he filed for a for- classiest D.A.R.E. car in the state,
feiture on the vehicle which was
granted and the vehicle became
property of the Gulf County
D.A.R.E. grant funds were
used to paint the vehicle for use
by D.A.R.E. Officer Sergeant Mark
but we're sending a clear message
to drug dealers as we represent
Gulf County," McKeithen said of
the new vehicle.
A sign painted on the rear of
the vehicle states. "Taken From
Tourist From Page 1
Scholz said the financial sup-
port from Visit Florida was ear-
marked for developing a tourism
marketing action plan for Gulf
County, initiating an advertising
campaign and creating a portable
display that can be used at the
Official Florida Welcome Centers.
One reason the county was
selected is that, "Its leadership
already has taken many of the ini-
tial steals necessary to encourage
tourism to the area," said Kerri
Post, vice president for New
Product Development at Visit
The four other programs
selected were Hendry County;
Jackson County; Putnam County;
and the Suwannee Valley Region,
which, consists of Columbia,
Hamilton and Suwannee coun-
Post said components of the
Tourism Pilot Program would vary
for each project participant. In
addition to helping with market-
ing plans, advertising and dis-
plays, the pilot program will
provide funding for specific media
familiarization tours, and assist in
the development of brochures and
Visit Florida is the state's offi-
cial tourism marketing corpora-
tion and is the operating company
for the Florida Commission on
Tourism, a private/public part-
at a super
* 5 Cycles
* 3 Temperature
* Super Capacity
* 2 Water Level
* As rated by a leading
ST. JOE HARDWARE CO.
201 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe Phone (850) 229-8028
Wewahitchka Couple Exchange
Wedding Vows At Wild Adventures-
Scot Gortman and Peggy
Plair, both of Wewahitchka,
looked far and wide for a unique
way to say their vows-a one of a
kind experience that would sur-
prise the 'couple's friends and
family. They found what they were
looking for at Wild Adventures in
The ceremony, held on
August 5, began on the "Wild
West" set of the theme park. The
men, including the ring-bearer,
wore western-style tuxedoes, and
the girls wore lacy dresses. After
the pastor spoke to the couple
and the 50 onlookers, the crowd
was instructed to follow the cou-
ple to the park's "Geronimo Sky
Peggy and Scott strapped
themselves in, and right after say-
ing their final vows, took a leap!
The Sky Coaster, a device that
simulates a combination of sky
diving and bungee jumping, pulls
passengers 180 feet up in the air.
Look Who's Four!
Kaleb Odom celebrated his
fourth birthday on August 13,
with a party at Chunk E Cheese in
Pensacola, with his family. He
enjoyed all the fun and games
with his sister Davida. Kaleb is
the son of Kim Odom of Port St.
Joe and Steve Odom of
Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Caleb and Davida Odom
&, Discount Uquors
2411 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
*d Q o~ner
KBoyd & POL-0 Pcke.I |
Mr. and Mrs,. Scot Gortnan
William Zachary Lewis
It's A Boy
Williamr" ad Christy Smith
Lewis are proud to announce the
Yo sem to awrws ta Ste-
For wa you,
wer .. e.. Pr /u a tk i syot do
328 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
SUnique Gift Items
We1toyou4o &cck-t'ad& MoM), Ay &Ry
RAokdice Tracldg coo
Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
328 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
850-227-1950 fax 227-3639
*Unique Gift Items
birth of their son, William Zachary
Lewis. Zachary was born
Wednesday, August 2, at 10:35
p.m. at Chesapeake General
Hospital in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Zachary was 20-1/2 inches long
and weighed 10 pounds and 13
Proud grandparents are
Bertha Stripling, Eddie Randolph,
and Harry and Annece Lewis of
Port St. Joe.
Professor of Histor
Stu Edwards has recently
accepted a position as professor of
history at Lee College in Baytown,
Texas. In getting this job he was
chosen over 60 other applicants
Edwards will be teaching courses
in both world history and
He earned his Ph.D. at Florida
State University fin 1998 and is
currently readying his doctoral
dissertation for publication.
Edwards is a 1983 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School and ip
the son of Jerry and Delores
Edwards' of Indian Pass.
The final registration for the
Gene Raffield Football League
cheerleaders will be August 21,
from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., at tle
Centennial Building in Port St.
Joe. This is a late registration.
uniform will not be guaranteed for
first ball game.
Look Who's Six!
Jenny Miles celebrated her
sixth birthday on July 27th at her
home with a "Power Puff Girls"
party. Several of her family and
friends were on hand to help. her
enjoy her day.
Jenny is the daughter of
Chester and Wanda Miles of
Overstreet. Her grandparents are
Homer and Janette. Hall and the
late Chester Miles of Highland
View, Shirley Blackman and the
late Andrew Blackman of
Blountstown, and Fred and Ann
Brown of Robertsdale, Alabama.
SL W OWe i
CONNIE RISINGER is accepting a limited number of stu-
dents for the Fall Term. Mrs. Risinger. who resides in
Mexico Beach, is a member of ihe Florida State Music
Teachers Assoc., Florida Federation of Music Clubs, National
Piano Guild, and Panama City Music Teachers Assoc. Mrs. Risinger accepts
students of all-ages and adults. She has a degree in piano and voice and is
a well known successful teacher throughout the state of Florida. For
details: phone 648-4041.
i'.} 21p 8/17
A ripcord is pulled and passen-
gers go swinging like a pendulum.
National networks like CNN,
CBS, and NBC reported the story,
airing parts of the ceremony to
Florida, Georgia, and parts of the
nation. It was the park's first Sky
After the, wedding, Peggy and
Scott stayed a few days, visiting
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September 3" through Monday, October 2d.
Thursday & Friday Only
August 17 & 18
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Sale good August 16 through
September 5, 2000
located behind Fantasy Properties at Simmons Bayou
2221 CR C-30 850.229.7170
Open Monday to Saturday--10 a.m. 5 p.m. ET
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Florida's Pre-Teen America Schol- _
arship and Recognition Program
with awards including highest
score on the written exam in her
age group and one of the top three
Abigail would like to say
thank you to everyone who made
this trip possible: the Ladies Aux-
illiary of VFW Post 10069, David
Rich of David Rich's IGA, Mrs.
Ann and Mrs. Peggy of Ard's
Florist, and a host of family and
friends. A special thanks goes to
G.G. (Catherine Kennedy) who
worked so hard, as always, to help
make this possible.
Abigail is the .nine year old
daughter: of Tim Ard and Mitzi
and Victor Jones. Her proud sister
and brother are Ashton Ard and:
Drew Jones. She is the grand-
daughter of Herman Ard and
James and Glenda Kennedy, the
great granddaughter of Talmadge
arid Catherine Kennedy, Faye
Burkett and Rayford Spann and
the great, great granddaughter of
Harold and I married in
Sylacauga, Alabama on 4
.; .gMarch 4, 1950 -March
4,2000 we celebrated .. '
our 50th wedding 'F
W6. +anniversary. You.
lipped away from me -.
and our 5 sons on August
1, 2000-1 will never forget
you, but God wanted you, but
He could hot have loved you more than I.
You found relief, this makes if better for our sorrow and grief.
We all are very happy and very blessed by having you, which is
true, I counted on you, Harold, as most wives do.
You were take froi us, our five sons, and I, at the peak of their
lives,/we miss you around the table, telling griefs and joys of the day,
but God need him more even than they.
We will all die, so much, so true, but Harold, I truly do miss you.
Someday we will see you it the great by and by--jokes, laughter,
and crying will begin, and we will never leave each other quietly again.
Your wife, Edna Butler, and your sons,
Don, Walt, Dit, Ray, and Keith.
ELECT LINDA *
Supervisor of Elections
S. "KEEP EXPERIENCE WORKING O OR YOU'
I EXPERIENCED & QUALIFIED DEPUTY SUPERVISOR *
Pd P 1I dA by Lnd, GrC.d n Ca,' pa.Fgn A.proed by LrJa Grfl.,. 410
_-i_==_ M. .
Dear Fellow Voters:
I sincerely want to serve Gulf County as your. next Supervisor of
Elections and I feel that my "on the job" experience as Deputy
Supervisor qualifies me to' serve you in this capacity. I am trained and
knowledgeable in all the various duties of this office and, if elected, I
would be able to begin immediately conducting these duties. To
insure that democracy works, the integrity of the election system
must be preserved. I possess the character and dedication you can
count on and the integrity you can trust. I would consider it a privi-
lege to be allowed to continue working for you. I am trained, pre-
pared, and willing to work hard; please give me that chance.
Celebrate your freedom by voting on September 5. Your vote counts!
.' -. i': 7 '.. '-: I ? "
Robin Strange Weatherly and
Harold Canning Lester would like
to announce their wedding plans
for August 26th at, Whitfield
Private Park at Lands Landing.
Robin is the daughter of Jr.
and Lorene Strange and has two
Our Deepest Thanks
We, the loving family of
Harold Magness Butler would like
to take this time to give thanks to
everyone for the love and prayers
that were shown in our time of
great loss. We will never be able to
repay the kindness and warmth
that our friends and loved ones
Our "daddy was a very loving.
caring, kind, outgoing, and very
special man that this community
will miss greatly.
We would like "to thank
Brother Dave Fernandez for,
always being there at just the
right moment,. and for his never
ending love, and prayers, Brother
Guy Labonte for the very special
words that gave us great comfort,.
Gene Abrams and. his family .fpr,
the love and friendship that can
never be appreciated enough, and
also for the special gifts they gave.
Everyone who delivered food to
us, the flowers that, were sent
were so beautiful, but most of all
we are thankful for the special
love and warmth we all felt.
Finally, we are very proud to
call this our home, because of all
the friends and loved ones that
took the time to show us how
much they care for us.
With loving thanks,
The Butler Family
\ etar g-uf count Voters.
if elected to the office of Superintendent of Schoots, 1 witt always be witt-
ina to Listen" to your concerns and su~aestions as we work together to
improve our school system. I witt make sure that the district office and
its bwhdet are directed toward classrooms and the needs of owr children.
I AM QUALIFIED:
4 B.S. Business Administration ,
' i MS. Computer Education This included a concentration in Educational Leadership courses, With three addition-
al courses that I plan to take, I will be certified in Educational Leadership--OUR SCHOOLS.WILL MAINTAIN SACS
ACCREDITATION IF I AM ELECTED
I AM EXPERIENCED:
0 Business Education teacher ,
8 District Coordinator, of Blueprint for Career Preparation grant (while teaching full time)
0 Wrote numerous grants, including Blueprint for Career Preparation, Carl Perkins Vocational,
Innovative Approaches, B.E:S.T., School-to-Work, and Tech Prep,
9 District Coordinator of Carl Perkins Equity grant (Mentoring Middle School'Girls and Accessing Career
Education for Teen Parents)
MY GOALS WILL IMPROVE OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM:
Avoid tax increases by eliminating waste in the school district's budget.
Better prepare our students for post-secondary education and the world of work.
Minimize the negative effects of the Governor's A+ Plan on our students and teachers.
Eliminate unnecessary paperwork for teachers so that they may use their creativity and time educating our children.
Increase parental participation in our schools.
Thank, oufor consider, me when ou, o to thepots on. September th! This
is a4 nonpartdsal n ,tcoti alndtad' registered voters ma c vote in it
reg8ardless of art, affitia tion.
t7 >J ^\' U ^5J / cre :
PAID POUTICAL ADVERTISEMENT BY MARTHA WEIMORTS CAMPAIGN. APPROVED BY MARTHA WEIMORIS.
" children, Brooke and Rachel
and Jeter Lester.
r, A reception will follow at
G skin Side Camp.
The Wewahitchka Library will
be holding a fund-raiser bake sale
and book sale, on Saturday.
August 19, in front of David Rich's
I6A from 9:00 a.m. until. There,
will also be give-a-way tickets to
,purchase a chance to *in an oil
painting by a local artist. All pro-
ceeds will go to help Wewa's new
.The public is urged to go. out
and support the library.
Donations of baked good may be
made by dropping them off at the
Wewahitchka Library on Friday,
August 18, from 12:00 until 5:00
p.m. For more information you
may call 639-2419.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2000 PAGE SA
Audition for "South Pacific"
The Visual and Performing
Arts division of Gulf Coast
Community College will be hold-
ing open auditions for a produc-
tion of Rodgers and Hammer-
stein's musical "South Pacific" on
August 23 and 24 at 6:30 p.m. inr
the Amelia Center Theatre.
ages 18 to, 50 plus are encouraged
to audition. This production will
signal the grand opening of the.
newly renovated Amelia G. Tapper
Center for the Arts. For more
information call 872-3887.
Area Agency on Aging
The. Board of Directors of the
Area Agency on Aging will meet on
Thursday, August 24, beginning
at 10:30 a.m., ET. The meeting
will be held at the Cedar,
Executive Center, 2639 North
Monroe Street, Building B, room
Robin Weatherly and Harold Lester
Plan August Wedding
^ Gulf County Tax Collector
DID YOU KNOW? ......
TAX COLLECTOR'S BUDGET AND SALARY
In most counties the tax collector's budget is reviewed
and approved through the Department of Revenue.
Increases must be justified and the collector must budget
within the confines of the commissions his office receives
for the various services performed. Being a fee officer, the
collector's office receives a commission or fee for provid-
ing a service such as the $2.50 service charge in the sell-
ing ofa car registration. In this way, this office is a busi-
ness which must operate as efficiently as possible While
still providing each customer with the service he or she
deserves. The tax collector is able to operate the office so
economically that there are surplus fees left over at the
end of the year which are niot required .for operating pur-
poses. The tax collector is able to return these excess fees
to the county. likewise, it is the tax collector who decides
which surplus funds, and how much are to be invested
under the Surplus Funds and Investment Act. These are
extremely important financial decisions requiring the
utmost integrity and discretionary judgement.
"The person you elect to fill this position must be capable
of efficiently managing this office while keeping your best
interest at hand."
VOTE AND ELECT
FOR TAX COLLECTOR
S I ELECT,
FOR CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
* B.S. DEGREE TROY STATE UNIVERSITY
* EXTENSIVE TRAINING AT FLORIDA ASSOCIATION
OF COURT CLERK'S SEMINARS
* GULF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 1.978-1989
* OVER 10 1/2 YEARS CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
COMMITTED TO SERVE EACH AND EVERY
PERSON OF GULF COUNTY
I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR VOTE ON
PD. POL. ADV. BY DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM CAMPAIGN. APPROVED BY DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, DEMOCRAT.
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James C. Adkins Memorial Scholarship Fund!
Trustees of the James C.
Adkins Memorial Scholarship
Fund gathered in Tallahassee
recently to honor Jason White,
recipient of the first scholarship
given in memory of former Florida
Supreme Court Justice James C.
(Jimmy) Adkins. White has com-
pleted his studies and graduated
from the Florida Coastal School of
Law in Jacksonville.
Beth Lawrence Adkins,
Justice Adkins' widow, welcomed
those attending a luncheon at a
downtown: hotel restaurant in
Tallahassee. Trustees, James
hAdI 'JM 1 .7 "
overlooking the waterfront on'our beach deck!
Home of the 5-piece Buddy Hamm Band
entertaining you on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Buddy & Randy & Mark Combo & "Ladies'Night" Tues. evenings
Sunday Oysters and Shrimp just 254 each
Wave'runncr & Parasailing on the beach
ALL DAY DRINK SPECIALS
'- -Open 7 Days a Week-
Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., EDT
SSunday'* -.I p.m. to- 1:00 a.m., EDT
8141 W. Highway 98 Port St. Joe Beach
S' Nov Owners: Jim & Lina Sullivan
S SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
20 Years Serving Gulf County
Qualified Experienced Dedicated
F V I I F.., .:. A F Bf rONYA KNOX CAuPIGrIo APPOEEo E.YTONYAOKNOX, OEM:
* Graduate of Port St. Joe High School
* Graduate of Jones College
* Graduate of Haney Vo-Tech
* 20years working for Gulf County'- Deputy Clerk, Court Reporter
* Served under three Clerks and two Judges
D Knowledge of the Florida Statutes and Laws '
* Married 18 years to Mike Knox IArizona Chemical)
* Two children, Christopher (16.. Coy (13)
* Member of Methodist Church, PSJ Dixie Baseball Treasurer, .
past Secretary of Port St. Joe PTO, and Junior Service League
GOALS: 100% voter registration, voter education (children & adults),
registration drives, two offices IPort St. Joe & Wewa courthouse), help
those who have lost their civil rights (voting rights) obtain clemency.
A VOTE FOR TONY4 KNOX WILL BE AN INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE OF
GULF COUNTY-YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Linn and John D.C. Newton II,
attorneys and former law partners
of Justice Adkins were present, as
well as Rosa Carson of the Carson
and Adkins Law Firm. Also pre-,
sent was Florida Supreme Court
Justice, Leander Shaw, close,
friend and colleague of Justice
Adkins during his tenure on the
The Scholarship Fund was
established after Justice Adkin's
death in'. June of 1994 and is
intended to financially assist
aspiring law students. "A student
need not necessarily be brilliant to
qualify for our help," Mrs. Adkins
said. "We look more for all-around
worthiness, as well as need, but
most importantly for a strong
desire to achieve and be success-
White is a 1992 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School, and a
1996 graduate of Florida State
University with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Health
Education, with emphasis on ath-
While at FSU, Jason served as
a student athletic trainer for the
FSU Seminoles football team. He
participated as an athletic trainer
in the 1994 and 1996 Orange
Bowl, the 1995 USF&G Sugar
Bowl and was a student trainer-
for the 1993 National Champion-
ship football team. In 1993 he was
named head student trainer forF
men's swimming and in 1996 was
head student trainer for Florida
State Seminole baseball In addi-
tion to those activities, White
maintained a high grade point
average necessary to maintain his
partial scholarship from the FSU
Athletic Department as a student
Look Who's Eight!
Evan Branch 'turned. eight
years old on Tuesday, August 15..
He celebrated his birthday ohf
Saturday, August 12th at Hickory
Lanes Bowling with his family and
Evan is the son of Robert and
Cindy Branch. His grandparents
are doober and Christine Dunlap
and Billy and Nadine Branch.
Linda Roberts Wood has an A+ in my book.
How about yours?
A --ositive, motives .
Vote for Linda Roberts Wood, School Board, Dist. 3
PD. POL. ADV. BY LINDA ROBERTS WOOD OAMPAIGN.APPROVED BY LINDA ROBERTS WOOD.
Jason is the son of Susie
White of Port St. Joe. She was pre-
sent at the luncheon in his honor.
'Mrs. Adkins commended Ms.
White for her success and dedica-
tion as a single parent. "Jason is
an outstanding individual and
has worked hard to achieve his
educational goals. He is a credit to
his mother and has justified the
confidence placed in him by the
-From Page 1
been estimated at less than 40
cents for each dollar spent, it is
difficult to continue to invest
nearly $3 million each year on
this project in light of the Corps
overall backlog for operation and
In response to Westphal's let-
ter, Barr immediately contacted
Water Resources and Environ-
ment Subcommittee Chairman
Sherwood Boehlert, to begin
developing legislative language gin
the Water Resources Development
Act of 2000 to deauthorize barge
West Point Lake Congres-
sional Task Force co-chair Art
Holbrook hailed the news, saying,
"Congressman Barr's work on this
issue stands to significantly
improve our lake, by ending one of
the worst and least defensible
strains on its resources. While we
cannot stop the drought, we can
use our water resources more
"This announcement is a win
for residents, environmentalists,
and recreational users of the
Lake, who understand our pre-
cious water resources should not
be wasted to benefit a small num-
ber of downstream barges that do
not justify the investment. The
Corps has spent a great deal of
time examining these issues in
-detail with us, and their decision
is greatly appreciated." said Ban-,
who praised Westphal's concern',
Copies of material supporting
the Corps announcement are
available from Barr's office.
Holbrook chairs the West Point
Lake Congressional Task Force Ifi
conjunction with marina owner
Ken Manning and Professor Harry
McGinnis.- He has- traveled to"'
Washington to meet with Barr and
Corps orflclals to discuss lake lev-
els and environmental concerns.
Last rail, Westphal's deputy vis-
ited LaGrange at Barr's request to
hear concerns from citizens first-
trustees of the Jimmy Adkins
Memorial Scholarship Fund. We
are very proud of him," said Mrs.
The trustees presented Jason
with a leather brief case to use'iin"
his law practice. He will .bLI
engaged in the general practice '6f
law in the state of Florida and"a'
member of the Florida Bar.
To the people of Gulf County,
I offer you my qualifications to serve as your Clerk of the Circuit,
Court. I hope you will agree that I have the knowledge, skills, and
abilities to serve you.and hel(5 lead Gulf County into the future.
I encourage you to exercise your right to vote on September 5th.
I need your vote and ask, that you consider me as you make the:
important decision as to who will serve the people of Gulf County,
as the Clerk of the Circuit Court.,
Keith L. "DukS": Jones
KEITH L. "DUKE" JONES' CPA
CANDIDATE FOR GULF COUNTY CLERK OF THE COURT
STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT-Florida License Number AC 0028367
THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tallahassee, Florida
Bachelor of Science, Major-in Accounting, April 1990
GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Panama City, Florida
Completed Requirements for Associate of Arts in Pre-Business
PORT SAINT JOE JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL, Port Saint Joe, Florida
Honor Graduate, April 1984
HIGHLAND. VIEW ELEMENTARYY SCHOOL, Highland View, Florida .,
Attended grades K through 6
ST. JOE TIMBERLAND COMPANY, INC., Port St. Joe, Florida
May 1997-Present Controller
Administer accounting function of company
Monitor financial performance
Present financial operating results to management
Assist with special projects
FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST, INC., Tallahassee, Florida
February 1997-April 1997 Controller
Administer accounting function of corporation
Prepare budgets, forecasts, and financial statements
Assist with day to day operations of company
GARDNER, HARRIS, & COMPANY, CPA's, P.A., Tallahassee, Florida -
December 1995-February 1.997., :' Staff Auditor..
*, Performed financial statement audits ,. ..
S Prepared various Federal and'State tax returns
Designed and implemented computerized accounting systems
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Tallahassee, Florida
January 1994-November 199.5 Senior Tax Specialist, Audit Assistance Section
Resolved taxpayer concerns regarding tax. audit results
Developed audit procedures dnd training materials
June 1990-December 1994 Tax Auditor I, II, III, and IV, Office Audit Section
Audited taxpayer records .
Presented and secured agreement to audit findings
Managed and trained Sales and Use tax refund audit staff
December 1989-May 1990 Collection Specialist I, Central Collection Unit
Initiated tax collection efforts via telephone and correspondence
Answered inquiries from public regarding tax delinquencies
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club (President)
Gulf County School Readiness Coalition (Executive Committee
Youth Football, Fishing, Hunting, Running, Weightlifting
guperintendent of Sehools
CURRENTLY has the certification for the job of
Superintendent of Schools and also the courses requireJ
to maintain our high schools' accreditation.
SUCCESSFUL classroom teacher, principal, and Superintendent of
ALL VOTERS (Democrats, Independents, Nonpartisans,
Republicans): YOU MAY VOTE IN THE SEPT. 5th PRIMARY for
the Superintendent of Schools per the new Universal Ballot law which allows everyongto
vote when all candidates in the race are from the same party. .
Pd. Pol., Adv. Pd. by Jerry'Kelle'j. Campaign. Appro0ea ob Jerry Kelley (D).
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2000 PAGE 7A
FL Learning Alliance Awarded $2.2 Million
County Schools, along with 30
other small and rural school dis-
tiricts, will benefit from these
funds. The finds will be used to
provide telecommunication ser-
vices and related hardware for
schools in the Panhandle
Sou are invited to
OHIl uV I"
The Campaign for Keith L. "Duke" Jones
will be serving FREE Bar-B-Que chicken dinners
Fat the Volunteer Fire Depatment in Overstreet on
Friday at 6:00 p.m. (ET) for as long as they last.
Come and meet the man who is working hard
to be your next Clerk of Circuit Court.
Gulf County School
Superintendent Jerry E. Kelley
apd Paula L. Waller, Executive
Director, Pahhandle Educational
Consortium announce a $2.2 mil-
lion award of E-rate funds for the
Florida Learning Alliance. Gulf
Ke th .L Duke
FOR CLERK OF THE*
Elected as County Commissioner, District 1, November 1996. Represented all
Gulf County residents equally, honestly, fairly. Certified County Commissioner,
Executive Director of JTrans (Jackson County Transportation) since 1998;
previously directed Gulf County Transportation from 1995 to 1998.
Manage all financial and performance measures of operating and
maintaining a public transportation system with 41 vehicles.
Write and administer a $1.5 million dollar annual operating budget.
Supervise and evaluate the work of 37 employees in the diverse job specialties of
driving, maintenance, administrative, and accounting.
Hire fire discipline, counsel, reward, and mentor employees.
Wrote and awarded over $ 4.2 million in local, state, and federal grants and con-
tracts in the previouss five fiscal.years.
Master of Science,sHuman Resources Management, Troy State
University, Dothan, Alabama, 1994. GPA = 3.4.
Bachelor of Scince Management Studies, The University of Maryland, Munich,
Germany, 1990. JGPA 3.5.
Retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer Four (24 years).
Served in Vietnamn (MACV), Iran (Delta Force), and Saudi Arabia and Iraq
(VII Corps) cofi icts; 10 years of military service time outside the U.S.
Nationally certified community transit manager (CCTM).
Received the 2000 Innovation Award from the state of Florida.
Married; two children and three grandchildren. Excellent health; physically fit.
I will work tirelessly to restore your trust in local government; to be open and
honest with all trembers of the public; to show dignity and respect at all times; to
be fair ,to the public and our employees; to protect your public records; and, to
ensure that your public monies are guarded closely and invested wisely.
Anything lessth,' this is a disservice to y. Y
Pd. Pol. Adv. by Johnny Stanley Campaign, Approved by Johnny Stanley, Dem.
Educational Consortium's 12 dis-
trict member area.
E-rate, a FCC program aimed
at connecting schools and
libraries to improved communica-
tion technologies, is in its third
year of funding awards. The
award to the statewide alliance
such as the Florida Learning
Alliance ("FLA") is the first such
award for this program in Florida.
The E-rate funds will be matched
by dollars from a US DOE
Technology Innovation Challenge
Grant, awarded to FLA in 1999
through the Panhandle Area
Educational Consortium with
Washington County School Board
as fiscal agent.
"The funds distributed locally
will fund necessary telecommuni-
cations devices to bring the
Internet to the classroom at high
speeds," said Kelley. "We are look-.
ing forward to great things from
the district's collaboration with
the Florida Learning Alliance."
"I am pleased that Florida
Learning Alliance is using this
worthwhile program to maximize
its mission to the 30 small school
districts," Education Commis-
sioner Tom Gallahger said.
"Through partnerships such as
the Florida Learning Alliance,
using resources at this level
reduces the fiscal impact of tech-
nology on each district and pro-
vides electronic support for their
The Florida Learning Alliance
formed in 1998 with four part-
ners, Heartland Educational
Consortium, North East Florida
Educational Consortium, Pan-
handle Area Educational Consor-
tium, and the Florida Online High
School, represents 30 rural, and
small school districts. The basic
goal of FLA is to eliminate the
rural-urban disparity in educa-
tional opportunities through
Increased'technology for students
The primary goal of the U.S.
Ed 1999 Technology Innovation
Challenge Grant ($10 million, five
years) awarded to FLA is to con-
nect all schools in the three con-
sortia and FHS to a sustainable
distance education infrastructure,
and a quality professional devel-
opment process. Using a variety of
technologies, teachers will have
Jerry Kelley and Paula Waller announce a $2.2 million award of
E-rate funds for Florida Learning Alliance. Gulf County Schools,
along with 30 other small and rural school districts will benefit.
access to anytime, anywhere staff courses.
development. Students will have
access to courses for credit online .
through the Florida High School, + Wripath t
including advanced placement
Say )bu Saw It In Pie Star!
Appreciative of Support!
Paula Lovett Waller, Executive Director of the Panhandle
Area Educational Consortium, was a guest at the August. 8
school board meeting and was awarded a plaque recognizing her
U leadership and the continual support and assistance provided to
the school system by PAEC.
PAEC, an organization comprised of small school districts in
the panhandle, assists with legislative issues, offers educational
enhancement, and provides a support network for administra-
tors and teachers. They are constantly pursuing grants that will
further embellish educational opportunities for students and
training opportunities for teachers.
FHP License and
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from August 18th through
24th on CR-274 near Chipola
River, SR-71 near CR-382, and
SR-71 near SR-22.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented.to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
All the friends and family
of Robert Neidhardt are
invited to attend a
celebration in honor of
his 80th Birthday on
Saturday, August 19th,
at the Port St. Joe Senior
Citizens building at
3:00 p.m. No gifts
call Jen (647-3848).
H e llo 111
I am Karen King, candidate for the office
of Supervisor of Elections. I was born in Gulf
County in Port St. Joe to Robert and Janet
King who have lived and worked in Port St. Joe 1 o
I graduated from Port St. Joe High School
in 1969. I attended Gulf Park College. For the f
last seven years I've worked in National Sales.
I live on Palm Boulevard with my 13 year old daughter, Kendall. We are
active members of the 1st United Methodist Church.
I will have a friendly and efficient office. I will work to secure a
machine to provide each voter a registration card with their picture encased
in plastic, similar to a driver's license. Many voters do not have a driver's
license to use as identification when voting.
Thank You, Karen
PD. POL. ADV. BY KAREN ARDE KING CAMPAIGN, APPROVED BY KAREN ARDE KING (DEM).
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77f k ,:
. Dear Friends,
I certainly appreciate the opportunity to serve you for another
four years. It is apr'ilege toworlin Gulf County and ou honor
me ly allowing me t6 continue as your property Appraier.
I wish I fad.the time to see each one of you individually so I
coufd thank you personal. Please be assured that I am truL
grateful for your continuing support.
If I can ever be of service to you in any way, at any time,
plase let me know. J
.gain, than i yo .
esp |pectfu ly,
ohn W ohn y) Stanley
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Objective: To be elected as your Clerk of the Circuit wCurt
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Over 29 years of leadership, supervi-"
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:L~aw Enforcement Reort
W.I.G. Recognized for Service
Marsha Harpool, Director of the Washiington Improvement
Group, was presented the Silver Zone award by School Board
Chairman Oscar Redd and Superintendent Kelley at the August
8th board meeting.
Harpool and W.I.G. were recognized for their supportive
efforts of youth in job preparation endeavors. W.I.G. has been an
active participant in the Summer Youth Employment Program
since 1996. Many students have learned job skills from Harpool
while helping with the summer programs provided by W.I.G. The
partnership between WIG and the school district will continue to
provide job training, services to youth, and paid employment
both summer and year round.
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PS JD Report
Emma L. Yarrell, 18, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested on
Thursday, August 10th, at
approximately 5:50 p.m. by Port
St. Joe Police Department Officer
James Stephens for driving while
her license was suspended or
While on patrol, Officer
Stephens observed Yarrell in
physical control of a vehicle and
having prior knowledge that she
did not have a valid license, initi-
ated a traffic stop. Yarrell was
taken into custody without inci-
dent and transported to the Gulf,
BURGLARY & BATTERY
Sarah F, Tharp, 41, of Port St.
Joe,: was arrested on Thursday,
August 13th, at approximately
2:30 p.m. for burglary and bat-
tery. Tharp allegedly entered a
residence without permission or
Lodge to Honor,
Port St. Joe Lodge Number,
111 will be honoring the D.D.G.
Master Vaughn Roberts and com-
mitteemen with the semi-annual
chicken and rice dinner,,
Thursday, August 17th at 6:30
For further Information you
may call Bill Jordan at 648-5440.
consent and then battered one of
the occupants and threatened
others. Tharp was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail.
ATTENTION FOUND PROPERTY
Miscellaneous tools were
found in the area of the car wash
on Baltzel Avenue and turned into
the Port St. Joe Police
Department. Please contact
Officer Everett or Sgt. Carr at
227-1414 to claim items.
To All GC Water
Cross-connection between the
customer's private water system
and the county potable water sys-
tem is Illegal as per Ordinance 92-
01 and Florida Administrative
Cross-connection means any
physical arrangement whereby a
public water supply is connected,
directly or indirectly, with any
other water supply system. By-
pass arrangements, jumper con-
nections, removable sections,
swivel or changeable devices, and
other temporary or permanent
devices through which, or
because of which backflow could
occur are considered to be cross-
For further Information you
may contact the Gulf County
Water Department at 229-9005.
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] An Invaluable Asset
Chairman Oscar Redd and Superintendent Jerry Kelley rep-
resented the Gulf County School Board recognizing
Representative Bev Kilmer at the August 8th board meeting..
Representative Kilmer's assistance in the 2000 legislative- ses-
sion was invaluable in maintaining the sound financial condition
of the Gulf County School System.
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"Steel Magnolias" Presentation Set
For Region One
Heather Scott, a 17-year old
senior at Wewahitchka High
School, has been chosen to be the
regional SWAT (Student Working
Against Tobacco) representative
for Region 1 on the statewide .
SWAT executive board. Region 1
includes Bay, Gulf, Holmes,
Franklin, Walton, Gadsden,
Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa,
'Washington, Calhoun, Liberty,
and Jackson counties.
As regional SWAT representa-
tive, Heather will serve as the offi-
cial liaison among the 13 counties
in .Region 1, the SWAT board of
directors, and the Florida Tobacco
Program. She will also be respon-
sible for monitoring and reporting
the progress of her region's.SWAT
* chapters. She will serve as the
region's spokesperson, and report
the interest of SWAT on issues
pertaining to Region 1. She will be
responsible for setting regional
meeting agendas, running
regional meetings, and mediating
Heather has been 'an active
Jack M. Blount
Jack M. Blount, 97, of
.Wewahitchka, passed away
Saturday night, August 12, in
Blountstown. Born in Washington
County. he was retired from
International Paper Company and
had been a,,. res lcdlnt...,oX,f.l
Wewahitchla 'for the past 30
years. He was a member and a '
deacon of Westside Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka.
Survivors Include his grand-
children. Mike Blount of Dalton,
Georgia, Kelly Miller and Bradley
Blount. both of Tuscaloosa.
Alabama; and several nieces and ,
Funeral services were held at
11:00 a.m., ET, on Wednesday at
the graveside in Jehu Cemetery,
conducted by the Reverend L.E.
Wood. Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
The delightful, comedy. "Steel
Magnolias" by Robert Harting,
which opens at the Dixie Theatre
Thursday, August 24th is con-
cerned with a group of, gossipy
southern ladies in a small town
beauty parlor. The play is alter-
nately hilarious and touching
and, in the end, deeply revealing
of the strength and purpose ban-
ter of its characters.
The action is set in Truvy's
beauty salon in Chinquapin,
Louisiana, where all the ladies
who are "anybody" come to have
their hair done.
Helped by her eager new
assistant. Annelle, (who is not
sure whether she is still married).
the outspoken, wise,' cracking
Truvy dispenses shampoo and
free advice to the town's curmud-
geon, Ouizer, and eccentric mil-
lionaire, Miss Clairie and the local
social leader M'Lynn whose
daughter Shelby is about to mary
a "good ole boy."
Filled with' hilarious repartee
member of Gulf County Students
Working Against Tobacco and the
Tobacco-Free Partnership of. Gulf
County since its inception in
1998. She has served as vice-
chair of the Tobacco-Free
Partnership of Gulf County, SWAT
secretary at Wewahitchka High
School, and state SWAT represen-
tative for Gulf County. Heather's
biggest contribution to the pro-
gram has been her active involve-
ment in providing the
anti-tobacco message to the ele-
mentary school students in Gulf
County. Her dedication to' the
tobacco program and her ability to
communicate her desire for stop-
ping the effects of the tobacco:
'industry on her generation has
made her a strong advocate for'
Students Working Against
and not a few acerbic, but humor-
ously revealing verbal collisions,
the play moves toward an episode
of tragedy in the second act. The
sudden realization of their mortal-
ity affects the ladies, but. also
draws on the underlying strength
and love which gives the play and.
its characters, the special quality
to make' 'them truly touching,
funny and marvelously amiable
company in good times and bad.
"Robert Harting has given his
women sharp, funny dialog .
the play :builds to a conclusion
that is deeply moving."-New York
". .a skillfully crafted, lov-
ingly evoked picture of eccentric-
ity, in the small town South. .
Robert Harting is a new voice in
the Theatre and the qualities of
"Steel Magnolias" suggest he may
be an important one."-Drama
Performances of "Steel
Magnolias" at the Dixie Theatre '
are Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m.
and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. through
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At Port St. Joe High School
Students at Port St. Joe High cheering audience, having students took their turn at him.
School celebrated their first day changed the lyrics to reflect rules Snacks. t-shirts and key
back to school this year with fun and regulations at the high chains were given to everyone
and tames After the traditioHnal school. ..nh rari e ttino- a different
welcome and speeches by admin-
istration and SGA at the morn-
ing's assembly, SGA members put
on a skit. The skit demonstrated
rules like the dress code and the
policy concerning cell phones,
cheating and threats, among oth-
To further illustrate the point,
Rachel Geoghagen and Lisa
Curry, the "Dumb Blondes," per-
formed their choreographed ,ver-
sion of "Baby One More Time" to a
Donations are needed for
' "Bayside Sidewalk Sale" to benefit
the St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary,
being held Labor Day weekend.
Donations are tax deductible and
will benefit sick, injured, and
abandoned native wildlife.
For more information or to
make a donation youi may contact
Helen Bell at 229-6990 or. 229-
Students were later taken to
the football field for "wacky
olympics." Principal Chris Earley
even sat in a dunking booth, as
-eac gr o gI. U L ,, C ...-.. ..
At noon, students were
escorted back to their new classes
and resumed normal schedules.
Outdoor lighting is often responsible for disorientation.
The "Dumb Blondes." Rachel Geoghagen and Lisa Curry, sing
and dance to their version of a Brittney Spears song.
For the deal of your life,
Adam White and Maclain
Howse are talk show hosts in
the skit done by SGA.
(From Page 1A)
they did agree with, but ultimate-
ly the group decided to allow
Florida Power to spell out a por-
tion of the proposed lighting ordi-
nance concerning utility lighting
which the committee will review
Julia Cunningham requested
that bug lights.also be included In
the ordinance wording as a viable
and inexpensive lighting option.
She said the Cape San Blas
Taxpayers Association Board of-
Directors were making the
request and were prepared to use
a $10,000 grant from Federal Fish
and Wildlife to purchase lighting,
fixtures, and labor costs to install
Review Wording of Draft
Several other wording
questions were addressed by the
group. The ordinance will specifi-
cally address beach areas sea-
ward of C-30-E. Some discus-"
sions and comments had sought"
to include an even larger area
extending beyond the St. Joseph
Bay Aquatic Preserve limits, but
the group agreed that should be
looked at as a possible future
Bonfires, flashlights, and
lanterns were another question of
concern as beachgoers were con-
addressed a man using a flash-
light on the beach recently who
happened upon a nest while walk-
ing along the beach. During con-
versation, it was. noted that he
turned the light off when he saw:a
hatchling being disoriented, but,
he was also concerned he could
have stepped on the hatchling;
had he not been using the light.,,;
Commissioner Yeager pointed
out that the key issue is educa-
tion and getting the message out.
to the public as to how turtle
hatchlings are impacted by light-
Once the county's attorney
has made wording changes and'.
Florida Power has given the coun-
ty its proposed utility lighung'
wording, draft copies will be sent-
to the agencies involved in the:
process. Copies will also be avail-.
able at the board's office in the
Gulf County Courthouse.
Once the: new draft Is
reviewed another workshop will
be scheduled to discuss the revi-
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These turtle hatchling tracks are going the wrong direction.
cerned whether they' would be
barred from nighttime activities
that might involve use of those
Bonfire restrictions have been
removed from the ordinance, and
wording concerning flashlights
and other artificial light sources
address a willful intent to molest
sea turtle hatchlings through
observance with the aid of artifi-
*cial light sources.
Warren Yeager and Board.
Attorney Tim McFarland made it
clear that the county would not
consider an ordinance that for-
bids the public's right to use the
Local turtle patrol permit
holder Barbara Eells said she had
Lett. To Editor I
Cape San Blas is the number one
beach in the land;
But because of the seaweed you'
-can't see the sand.
Now, with the taxes people on the
you would think the county
would come haul it away. i
This year, in the bay not many
scallops can be found:
so this area will need something
to keep people, around. ;
The tourists will leave this mess.
after their vacation; 4
and next year they may choose
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2000 PAGE 11A
Remote Control Model Air Show in Wewa
You are invited to attend the
annual air show of model air-
Ipanes-to be held in Wewahitchka,.
Saturday and Sunday,
6ptember 2 and 3. Hours are
fim 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. '
both days. .
Daddy, wishing you a year filled with lots
of sunshine and memories No one
could ask for a more wonderful father
,and grandfather than youl We love youl
- Love Your Family-Mom, NIcole, Justin
and grandboys Cameron, Austin & Davin
No admission fee is charged:
however, a parking donation Is
requested, -which will go to the
Special Olympics of Gulf and Bay
Last year, more than 45 pilots
from over the southeastern United
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States participated In this event.:
This year the same group is
expected and' possibly others.
Most of them have several planes
which they will exhibit and fly.
A candy drop is planned for
Saturday afternoon around' 2:00
"Tin Goose" replica
p.m. This is an event the children
look forward to. All ages can safely
participate, with ample opportu-
nityto gather the candy and claim
it for themselves. Preceding the
candy drop will bea combat plane
contest. This is a -spectacular dis-
play of flying skill which is' always
one of the highlights of the week-
end. : :-: .
You will have an opportunity
to win a ready-to-fly radio con-
trolled airplane at a drawing on
Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Give-a-way
tickets will be sold on site during
the weekend. Prior to the air
show, tickets can be bought at
Harold's Auto Parts, where the
plane is on display. Free flying
Instrucuon is available to the win-
ner by club members.
Call Arts &
The Graceville Area Chamber
of commerce will be hosting the
20th Annual Graceville Harvest
Day Festival on Saturday. Sep-
tember 23. Set-up time and
check-in for vendors will begin at
For more information vendors
may contact Danny Crosby at
850-263-4289 or, stop by the
Graceville Area Chamber of
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Good food at reasonable
prices will be available at the con-
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The air show is sponsored by
the Emerald Coast Giant Scalers
and will be held at their flying Field
at Parker Farm Campground on
Highway 22A In Wewahitchka.
; This is good family entertain-
inent. Go and enjoy.
' NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED PROPOSALS
The Gulf County Board of County Commrssioners.
will receive proposals from any qualified person or
firm for ihe posiuon of Gulf County Jail Medical
RFP's should at a minimum address the follorn .
Background and Experience
S*' Copy of Qualifications
Samiliarity with Posuon or Requirements of'
Proximity of Applicant to Shrilffs Office
Proposed Fee and Contract Terms
S Additional information may be obtained from Lhe
Gulf County Chlef Administrator's Office at 1000
Cecil G Cosun. Sr Blid Room 147. Port S Joe. rL
32456. telephone (850) 229 6111
Proposal will be received until Monday. Auguit 21.
2000 at 5 00 p m. E D T. al the Office of the Clerk
of Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G Costin. Sr Bluld.
Room 148 Port St Joe FL 32456
The Board reserves the right to reject any and al
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA' ".
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
7'Atlest ,' Benny C. Uster. Clerk" .
2Kc. AupJst 10 and 17. 2000
Jewfish are endangered and are protected
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County Comnmission, District 5
Attention District 3 Voters
Let's get the words "RESPECT" and
"RESPONSE" back in our local government.
"RESPECT" Any local official, elected by the voters
of Gulf County should treat the opinions and requests of the
people as he would like his treated.
I have, and always will, listen to people who have ques-
tions or requests on any issue that faces Gulf County.
"RESPONSE" If you have an opinion or question,
feel free to call me at anytime. I will always listen and act
Since entering this race I have and will continue to try to knock
on' every door in District 3. I will not run a campaign from the
tailgate of my truck. If for some unfortunate reason I have missed
speaking with you, please let me know. I will make every effort.
Sto contact every voter in District 3.
FOR "RESPECT" & "RESPONSE"
r VOTE FOR ROY LOLLIE
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Venomous snake bite wounds first appear as small
white wheals surrounding each of the two punctures. The
wheal may progress through color changes of red, blue,
green, or purple. There can be swelling and an intense
burning sensation. There may be shock, a weak, thready
pulse, and cold clammy perspiration with faintness.
Much damage can be caused by well-meaning per-
W sons whose attempts at first aid may result. in excessively
A deep incisions, and tourniquets applied too tightly for too -
long a period. The damage here can exceed the bite itself.
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unfortunately they have no one to
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Lucy & Ethel
play with. They would sure appre-
ciate a boy or girl to call their own
to romp around and play with. So
how about it, mom, dad? These
two lab and cocker spaniel mixed
females, along with others from
the humane society, need to be
adopted and given a good home.
At present the humane soci-
ety has a one year old black lab: a
white long hair male dog; puppies
galore of all kinds; a female chow
mix: a blue eyed shepherd mix; a
Wewa Hosting Flathead Tourney
The City of Wewahitchka
Employee's Club is expecting a
huge turnout this year to its
Third Annual Flathead Catfish
Classic. As of Monday, 59 boats
were registered for the tourna-
ment. Last year at this time,
there were only 15, with a total
turnout of 84.
The tournament, to be held
on August 18th and 19th, will
benefit local students, helping
them further their educational I
New for the tournament this
year will be the inclusion of a
channel cat division. Channel
cats will be released after the
welgh-in. Also, due to the dan-
gerously low levels of the river.,
participants have the option to
launch at 4:00 p.m. at Gaskin
Park or trailer out to their choice'
of landings along the Apalachico-
la or Chipola Rivers. They MUST,
however, return by boat to
Gaskin Park, because of safety
The tournament will begin"
on Friday, August 18th, at 4:00
p.m. and will continue nonstop
through the following afternoon.
August..19th, at 4:00 p.m. (CT)..
At stake in this tournament is aE
prize package which. could be
worth approximately $42,000
that includes a new pickup,.
boat, motor and trailer. This
prize will be awarded to the
angler who catches a flathead
catfish larger than the current
Wewa Search and Rescue
will be hosting a Catfish Festival
at Lake Alice Park on Saturday,
August 19th, from 8:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. while the tournament
is in progress. Arts, crafts, live
music, a dunking booth, and lots
of food will be featured. Vendors
wishing to participate should
call Debbie Kemp at (850) 639-i
2877 for information and reser-
Information about the tour-
large yellow lab; two siamese cats;
one calico cat; six black kittens;
and one orange male kitten on the
For more information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce,
Gulf County Tourist Development Council
and the Port St. Joe Marina
FISHIN T10URNAM ENT
to be held Labor Day Weekend,
August 31st, Sept. 1ist and 2nd
at the Port St. Joe Marina,
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
IN CASH AND PRIZES TO BE AWARDED
for more information
nament can be obtained by call- 639-2604 day. or 639-5640
ing Jerril or Hamp Linton at (850) evening.
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The Shark 100 Club is gear-
ing up to support the Shark ath-
letic programs. Shown above
are the first members of the
2000 edition of the club, along
with Athletic Director Chuck
Gannon aboard the golf cart,
which was purchased by the,
Honest, Dependable Service
17+ years experience
State Certified Since 1985
Local businessman George
Duren and his fishing party are
shown on the docks of the Port
St. Joe Marina after unloading
their day's catch aboard the
Lady J, captained by Danny
Tankersley with mate Brad
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We are often asked if pacifiers
can cause "buck teeth" in children.
The answer to that question
depends on the age of the child.
For the first three years or so, the
baby's sucking actually helps
strengthen the tongue and lip mus-
cles. Teeth don't automatically
come into the right places and
the tongue and lips play an impor-
tant role in guiding the primary
teeth into the right alignment. Then
the primary teeth help the perma-
in Pacifier Cause
nent ones come in correctly.
Most children have already:
given up their pacifiers by the time
their permanent teeth start erupt-'
ing, around age five. If they,'
haven't, that's when the habit could;
lead to "buck" teeth or some other:
bite problem that would require
orthodontic correction. So, paci-
fiers are fine for the first two or
three years. After that, parents
should help their children give It'
Never give a child a bottle of.
milk or fruit juice at bedtime or for'
long periods as a pacifier substi-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2000 PAGE
Politickin' In The Old Days: Core Remembers
By George Core
In talking about the upcoming
elections a few days ago, I was
requested to tell the Rotary Club
how politicking and elections were
carried out back in the early years
.as I .remember. The more I
thought about this request, the
more I became interested, so here
I am to tell something about poll-
tics, way back yonder as I remem-
First, my background associ-
ated with politicking began when I
was a young boy. My Daddy was.
superintendent of Public Instruc-
tions ,in Franklin County as far
back as 1909 and for the next 24
I went almost everywhere
Daddy went, including his poli-
ticking trips up and down the
streets of Apalachicola. trips to
Carrabelle, that began with an
exciting ride across the,
Apalachicola Bay on the ship'
"Jessie May." After Daddy con-
tacted people in Carrabelle, we
4. then took the GF & A Train to
Mclntire, which was a sawmill
settlement in Wakulla County.
Some of the saw mill employees
lived across the Ocklockonee
River in Franklin County. We
would spend the night with Steve
Revell, who owned the mill. Daddy
would have a list of those livingin
Franklin county. He would give
the amount of money it took to
pay the poll tax for those employ-
ees to Mr. Revell and he would pay
thistax tax the next time he was in
Apalachicola. Mr. Revell would
say, "Mr. Core, why do you pay
the poll tax for those men when
'you don't have an opponent?"
Daddy would say. "I- want
them to get in the habit of voting.
Don't know when you will need
Back in hose days on up to
the 1940's, most politicking was
done by convincing the saw mill
owners, turpentine still operators.
the business men, including the
moonshine bosses to support you.
If you were their candidate, that is
all you had to do to be elected,
except to pay for a few refresh-
From the 1940's on to the
early 1980's. the political rallies
were the big thing during election
season. All small counties looked
forward to this time of the year.
Almost every one. got ready for the
rallies. It was like a circus coming
to town.,, .. .
All local candidates, plus a
few of the state and congressional
would show up at the two big ral-
lies, one here in Port St. Joe and
the other in Wewahitchka. Other
than the two big rallies, one would
be held at Kenny's Mill, Highland
View, White City, Overstreet,
Dalkeith and later on at Howard
Creek. They were held on Satur-
The two big rallies were the
most fun. There were about as
many activities up and down the
street as what was happening at
the speakers stand. You could
find cold drink stands, homemade.
George Core with old vot-
cakes, pies, church organizations
selling box dinners, fried mullet,
some of the candidates had their
workers set up with card tables
out in the crowd giving dut flags.
fly swats, pencils, small calenders
with their names printed on them,
Pete Comforter, the undertaker,
had. someone passing out fans,
always there was boiled and
parched peanuts. one or two club
organizations selling raffle tickets
on a gun. and there was always
some out there asking for donia-
tions for some worthy cause. Bob
Sikes, our congressman was usu-
ally in some important meeting in
Washington, however, he had at
Least one of his men there, telling
how sorry Bob was that he could
not be here today, that he was up
- there in congress doing a special
committee meeting to get the
bridge across the river so we could
get to Tallahassee quicker.
Here is one kind of politicking
I usually took a part in, but it was
several elections before I was
elected Clerk of Circuit Court,
back when I worked at the St. Joe
Paper Co. mill.
When the candidate for Gov-
ernor came to Port St. Joe about a
week before the election, this can-
didate would have a street walk-
ing, handshaking party. One of
the St. Joe Paper Company high
local officials would always escort
the candidate up and down the
streets. There would be five or six
of us walking with this candidate
and his escort. I was usually the
-chairma ...L.tisgroup., Tha-day-.,
before "the candidate came to
town, someone would have a list '
of names and telephone numbers
made of town people that would
likely be interested in this candi-
date. Each of these people would
be informed that this certain can-
didate would be in town and they
were urged to be somewhere on
Reid Ave. beginning at 10:00 a.m.
So, at the appointed time. here
comes the candidate's car, it
parks at the city hall where a
parking space is being saved for
The mayor and company offi-
clal, who was usually Hanrry Saun-
tal. One of the better deer-hunters
of the county said, "you know, he
called me by my nickname and
said 'I sure wish I could have been
with you when you shot that 10
'point buck with your new 30-30
Some of the candidates seek-
ing office would come to town on a
day there was no rally. I remem-
ber one that turned into a disas-
ter. The mayor called me and said
one of the candidates running for
governor will be here at 5:30 p.m.
I want you to get up at least 50
people to come on down to the city
hall. No one knew he was coming
until a fewi minutes ago. The
mayor said "Gosh darn it, we have
to have a few people standing
around when he gets here." I
thought to myself, what a bad
time for a candidate to come and
expect to have a street full of peo-
ple to listen to him. I had about
two hours. I made a list of 10 men
that always helped do whatever
had to be done and told them
each to call ten people to be there
at 5:30. If each got 10 to come,
ders' Mill manager or W.T.
Edwards, vice president, would
walk out of the city hall where
about 20 people were standing.
They would welcome .the candi-
date to our city and pat each other
on the back with great big smiles,
just like they just rolled into town
for the first time. What these peo-
ple didn't know was that the com-
pany had entertained this candi-
date at the Chateau until the wee
hours of the morning. This little
show at the City Hall was for the
After saying a few words and
shaking hands with those people.
we would begin the walking tour
of the downtown area. My little
team would be about twenty feet
in front of the candidate and his
escort. It was our job to pretend to
be just walking down the street,
however our task was to identify
the people on the sidewalk, get
that information back to the can-
didate, the name and a few words
about that person. The candidate
would greet the person by saying ;
something like this: "Hey there
Jim, sure good to see you. You ,
know, I'm running for governor
this time. By the way, I wish I
could hit a baseball like you hit
that homerun last week."
My little team of the five or six
young men knew every person in
the Port St. Joe area, knew the
family history, about how old they
were, where they worked, etc.,
therefore we could get the names j
and a one-liner of the.opeirson's
Interests back to the candidate in
about six seconds., i
One of us would go into every
store, whoever was in there we
would urge them to walk out to
the sidewalk because our next
governor wanted to say 'hey" to
Within the next several days. I
have heard some of the people
say, "-l didn't know he (the candi-
date) knew who I was, he asked
me about Grandma and wanted to
know if she was still in the hospl-
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plus, I saw every person in the
courthouse and most of them said,
they would be there and the
mayor got word to the city
employees to be there. Believe it
or not, we had over 100 people
there at 5:30. Now, the clock reg-
istered 5:30, so we watched every
car that passed for the candidate.
Now it is 6:00 p.m. and no candi-
date and at least half the crowd
had gone home. Another 15 min-
utes and we had only about 30
people there, at last 6:30 p.m.
here came the candidate being
one hour late, guess what he said,
"When we crossed the White City
bridge, I realized we had blown it
when I saw the sign that said
'Eastern standard time."
At a Wewahitchka rally held
in the downtown district on State
Road 71, across the street from
where the present Wewahitchka
State Bank is located, traffic was
detoured because the highway
was so full of people. The speak-
ers' platform -was the sidewalk
right at the front door of the L.D.
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was about three steps down to the
(See POLITICKIN' on Page 3B)
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2000
Managed Assets Accounts Provide More Options
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menu of investment choices that
were previously available to a
select few. A leading example of
this progress is in the domain of
managed assets accounts.
Managed assets accounts--
which are also known as wrap fee
programs have been around for
years, but they were usually
accessible only to those Individu-
als with portfolios of $1 million or
more. However, as account tech-
nology. has improvednd costs
correspondingly moved lower,
more and more brokerages have
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Planting Fall Gardens
You might not realize it by
looking at the thermometer, but
fall is not,too far away. It's time ,t
start thinking about planting your
, backyard vegetable garden. The
information we'll offer in this arti-
cle should sound familiar to expe-
rienced gardeners. But, a brtif
review shouldn't hurt anyone. 'I
hope it will help those trying veg-
etable gardening for the first time.
Just about all vegetable crops
can be grown in Florida, if you
plant them in the right season. It's
even fun to try things like aspara-
gus, rhubarb, and globe arti-
chokes, although they really
aren't well-adapted to our growing
conditions. The most important
thing is to grow vegetables you
and your family like to eat.
The first consideration In
planning your garden is where to
put It. You wiift'It fairly cl6sb'tb
our house, so it's handy td.'witf
in. 'You want' it near anrioutside
water faucet, so that irrigation
Isn't a problem. But, the thing you
really want to be sure about is
proper light. If possible, locate the
garden so it gets full sunlight all
day. Unfortunately, few 'of us
enjoy that luxury. So, we have t6!
choose between morning sun and&
afternoon sun. In any case, plant,
fruiting crops, such as tomatoes,?
corn, cucumbers,, and melons,l
where they will get the most sun.,
Leaf and root crops generally can,
stand a little shade.
You might want to fence your
garden, to deep out nuisances
such as dogs and children. In
some areas, wild animals such as
coons, and rabbits are a problem.
A fence also will serve as a trellis
for pole beans, tomatoes and
other crops that need support.
In some cases, you'll have to
protect your crops from nearby
trees and shrubs. Tree and shrub
roots will compete with Vegetables
for nutrients and water. So to give
your crops the edge, dig a trench
about one-and-a-half to two feet
deep all around the garden. Line
on side of the trench with roofing
paper or plastic film, and fill it in
again. This will form as barrier
against the roots of nearby land-
Of course, good soil is impor-
tant. Unfortunately, as backyard
gardeners, most of us have to do
the best we can with the kind of
soil we have. However, we can give
our gardens a boost by mixing in
organic materials-things like
FL Folklife Workshop
"Exploring Folklife in Your
Community," a workshop on folk-
life and oral history will be held
September 16, at the Gulf County
Library In Port St. Joe.
This workshop will develop
the theme -of "the past, a present
to the future" by providing partic-
ipants with skills and resources
for documenting and preserving
local traditions and history of
Presenters will discuss ways
to study a region's folk culture as
Swell as techniques useful In con-
ducting oral history interviews.
The workshop is sponsored by the
Florida Department of State's
Florida Folklife program and the
St. Joseph Historical Society.
The workshop is free and
open to the public,.: but space is
limited. For reservations call (850)
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mnanure and compost. With such
supplements, we can grow vegeta-
bles even If our home soil is noth-
ing but sand.
: Before you ever plant the first
seeds or transplant, you need to
think about the vegetable varieties
you'll choose to grow. Of course
you could walk into your garden
center and buy whatever you see,
but remember vegetable varieties
differ in quality. And, they vary in
both disease resistance and cli-
which can be vitally important.;To
find out which varieties are rec-
ommended for your area, consult
a copy of extension circular-The
Vegetable Gardening Guide." Your
garden center may have a refer-
ence copy, or you can check with
your county extension agent.
A.. The Port St. Joe
Will be closed for renovation
Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 18
Please call us if you have any animal med-
ical concerns during that time. Our staff will
continue to answer the phones and set up
referrals to local veterinarians or answer
any questions youmay have.
Our office will reopen Monday, August 21 at
8:00 a.m. for regular business hours.
fr. e/son 5 Staff
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as an associate to his office for the practice of
dentistry. We welcome all established patients as
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Director at GCHD
The ulf County Health
Department is proud to announce
the selection of Janet Thompson,
I", as the new nursing director.
Janet is now working in the posi-
tion which was vacated upon the
recent retirement of Verna
Matches, RN. Janet would like to
let everyone know that she is
"grateful to have the opportunity
to live and work in such a friendly
and caring community. The citi-
zens of Gulf County are very
Important to me. Please let the
Gulf County Health Department
serve you and youi family."
Janet received her Associate
in Science 'Nursing degree from
Broward Community College in
1975. In 1988 she received her
Associate in Arts degree from
Tallahassee Community College.
And, in 1991 she received her
Master .of Science, Bachelor of
Science (Emotional Disturbances
/Learning Disabilities), CUM.
Laude, and Early Childhood
Special Education Certificates
from Florida State University.
Janet began her career as a"
registered nurse in 1975. She has
worked in various areas 'of the
medical 'field for 17 years-ICU.
step down, maternity, medical.
surgical, pediatrics, and rehabil-
itation. After graduating from
FSU, she worked for three years
as an early childhood special edu-
cation teacher. For the past five
years she has worked as;a public
health nurse at the health depart-
ment in Gulf County. During this
time she has been involved with
Healthy Start, AIDS Drug
Assistance Program. -daycare-
'irNpections, and school health.
The Gulf County Health
Department is proud to have
Janet as a member of the staff
and they wish her much success
in her-new endeavor as Nursing
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 2000 PAGE 3B
By GC Health Dept.
The Gulf County Health
Department would like to recog-
nize June Causey, Senior
Licensed Practical Nurse. June
works in the Women, Infants, and
Children's (WIC) Program. June is
also certified as a Lactation
Counselor, a Medical Assistant,
Nutrition Paraprofessional, and a
Component Professional Autho-
rity at the Gulf and Franklin
County Health Departments.
She has been with the GCHD
for almost six years and is cur-
rently working towards her certifi-
cation as 'an RN. Before coming to
the GCHD she worked for Dr.:
Victor Ortega 'and Gulf Pines
SHospital. June's specialty areas
are general clinic, diabetes/nutri-
tion education,' and family plan-
June is married to Reverend
Eddie L. Causey, Sr., pastor, First'
Assembly of God. Church in
Apalachicola. The GCHD is proud
to have June as a staff member.
ADI Relief for
Any caregiver of a senior cit-
zen that is in need of a short relief
is asked to call Marion at 229-
8466. The Gulf County Senior'
Citizens will arrange a confiden-
tial interview to discuss this pro-i
gram .... -. .:,
,.'The program called ADI is
designed to provide relief for care-'
givers of senior citizens suffering'
from Alzhelmers. There are funds
now available. There are trained
workers that will go into the home ,
and provide this service.
Don't delay, call today. There
is a small co-payment required
based on the client's income.
Gulf County Health Department
A "Primary Core Health Facility"
Complete Physician Services Now Available 5 Days Weekly
The following are some of the services'
offered bythe Gulf County Health Dept.
PHYSICIAN, ARNP, AND NURSING SERVICES
Family Practitioner Physician/ARNP-FP
Hypertension .' Diabetes
*Colds/Flu Routine Medical and Lab Services
Immunizations Children & 'Sexually Transmitted
Adults .. Diseases
Women's Health Screening Testing and Treatment
Pap Smears Primary Care
TB Program '.
PSA, Cholesterol, and
Sight and Hearing Screenings
Confidential .Wewa Only
Anonymous. Port St. Joe
(From Page 1B)
street. The sidewalk on both sides people all over the county saying,
of the little microphone and all of "None of the candidates tell what
the area out front was chock-a- they stand for or what they will do
block with people, so thick you if elected," and that he 'might try
were rubbing against someone on telling them at the next rally what
every side. There wasn't room for plans he has and projects he will
another person out there in the work, for. He said "yes, that's a
highway. Doc Whitfield had just good idea."
been introduced as a candidate At the rally the following Sat-
for county commissioner. Doc urday afternoon in Wewa, in front.
took his position at tie micro- of the L.D. Owens Drug Store,
phone and had begun his talk by when it was his time to talk, he
saying "Howdy friends and neigh- got up there and told who he was
borsl You know Mr. Lister (Floyd and was a candidate for county.
Lister was MC) didn't have to tell commission. Most of his family
you who I was 'cause everybody and kin folk applauded.
already- knows me. Now I just He said, "If you elect me. I'm
want t6'tell you a few things-my gonna change the entire school
God look at old Van coming up system. I'll fix those old leaking
yonder." "Old Van" was Van Jones roofs. I'll drain 'the football field,
and his donkey. If you lived in all those teachers are gonna get a
Wewa, you would have seen Van salary raise and those children
and his donkey, almost every are gonna be riding on a new
afternoon riding bareback, but bus."
sometimes leading this little short I stepped over and whispered,
animal, coming through town on ,you are telling them the wrong
their way to the West Arm Bridge things. All you have said Is school
restaurant where you could get a. .board business and county com-
nice, cold beer. Van always said mission has, nothing to do with
his donkey liked a bottle of beer that"
as much- as he- did. Don't you '. Nw.
know, ',Jak .'Connell, .who was so med gf um igt
chief of police, wiggled his way think I sound as ifeLam running,
through the crowd and met Van, for school board membership. but
and the donkey just as Van was what I really mean is all these
hollering out, "You-folks getou., things need attending to and as
my way, .cause '.we are coming your county commissioner, I will
through. You can'tlok thehigh-,,,tell the school board how to do it
way like.this." anrid as county commissioner will
way like this." ,f
The chief said; "Van, take that help pay for itA." ..
jack ass and go around, the other Too bad he didn't get elected.
way-didn't you see.all these peo- \ Back in these days, Gulf
pie here?" ? *. county had only'the Democratic
Van said, "Sure. I seen them Party because no Republicans
and ask Polley (Polley McDaniel) were registered; therefore, if you
who was standing in front ofhis got to vote for he local candi-
.store, what the heck was all, that dates, you had to claim to be a
mob of people doing up there?", emo an regi as one.
Polley :said ,Don't you know u.,, Sammy Patrick ran the Demo-
they are listening to them jack catic Committtee for many years.
asses talking.through that micro- For muchdi of that time, he selected
phone up there 'in front of the tie candidates for the committee.
drug store.',Sd I thought I odder Very few citizens ever .went into
go on up there o mine could see the supervisor of elections office
them causee he ain't seen one and said, "I want to bea candi-
since I got him.", date for the Democratic Commit-
Th6 chief'fnally threatenedto tee." and f someone did that the
put him in 'Jiil if he didn't back supervisor would say, "ok, thatIs
out ofthere."-- .fhe, go on down to Sammy
out w were. w Patrick's office (tax assessor) and
Next, we were watching some.e he will take care of it for you."_
-big, old', rough' person being .1" 1.
hauled off to jail after drinking too .,If that person questioned as
much Kool Aid that had too much why he had to go to the tax asses-.
potent flavoring in it. Then the ,sor's office and say "I thought you
chief of police trying to get some registered here." The answer
loud talker to hush talking while would be, "You qualify here for
the candidate was speaking, every other county office, but
Some mother squirmed -'alf a~mmy ways takes care of that
through the crowd looking for h -us ,'., .,
little boy and was causing all kind' E' r ac frcandidate 'had to'pay a
of commotion and detracting from fee of five percent of the annual
Sthe candidate's speech. salary of the office they were run-
Someone standing away back
there hollering, "Hey, speak up we
can't hear a word you are saying"
When the candidate is telling
how the person in office has done
and messed -ipj everything, .
mother speaks out, with a loud,
angry sounding voice, "Boy, you
better sht. up .that kInda stuff.
about my., sqn,..or ,i.t will be
between you aid m'e and then you'
will understand what real mess-
ing up isl" -
Many candidates come to mes
for advice before the election, etc.;
I told one of them running for
county commission that I hear.;
ning .for to quality. The county
commissioners would get., three
percent and.the committee would
get two percent. The three percent
'would pay for the election expense
to ,the county. The paper ballots
did not cost very much and .the
pollholders' salary was almost
nothing. The committee's two per-
cent was used to put on the rallies
and, to pay the expenses of two
members to attend the state meet-
This was before the law was
changed to where a fee was: not
charged, providing you filed a
petition with a certain number of
county registered voters signa-
$20,000 $208.72 *CO
$30,000 $313.09 *MO
$40,000 $417.45 *30
$50,000 $521.81 *SL(
$60,000 $626.17 *NO
,$70,000 $730.53 *CLC
tures. This cut down on the
amount of money the committee
had to put on as many rallies as
they had when everyone paid the
After the Democrat Commit-
tee cut down on their rallies, can-
didates had to use new methods
to get their message out to the
public. You know what they are
newspaper ads, radio, TV, some
company or the candidate them-
selyes will get up a political "get to
get together". Just ride down the
street and see all of these posters
sticking up on every, corner, say-
ing "vote for me." We never saw
that back in the 1930's.
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T'o theyeopfe of Qu(f County:
T&e past few months have heen fiftdwith Cots of hardwork, hand-
sha ~ing, bay missing, walking, taking, kneeCing, yraying and hard
'Before this campaign gets another day older, I felt competledto sit
down and write a letter to all the wondr people who have made
this campaign r circuit judge down right enjoyable.
You have made myfamily feeCwelcome throughout this circuit,
confirming what 1 have always known, ourffriends andtneighors in
M4orthwest Tlorida are truCy the finest anywhere in the word.
You have helpecme run a campaign 'that we can allfoint to with
S ride. One which proves inegrty, hard wore and goodchristian
values,are still very much alive in Anerican Politics and with your
continuedsuyypport, we wiCCbe triumphant September 5.
T'hankou, coming from the bottom of a gratefuC heart,
I hard qfWritton
Pd. Pol. Adv. Richard Albritton Campaign Circuit Judge
. Approved by Richard Albritton
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 17. 2000
Women's Day At m
New Bethel A.M.E.
On Sunday. August 20, the
New Bethel A.M.E. Church.
located on the corner of Avenue C
and Highway 98. will be celebrat-
ing Women's Day.
The church school will begin
at 9:30 a.m.. morning worship at
11:00 a.m.. and evening service at
The morning worship speaker
is Assistant Minister Ericka
Brown of the Zion Fair Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe.
The ladies and church family
along with Reverend Calvin
Griffin, Sr. invite the public to
attend. Dinner will be served after
the morning service.
To Host Revival
The New Bethel Baptist
Church will have revival the week
of August 21st through 25th, with
services beginning nightly at 7:00
p.m., ET. The guest speaker will
be Reverend Jerome Williams.
pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist
Church of Panama City. Pastor
Eddie Jackson and the congrega-
tion of New Bethel Baptist Church
invite the public to go and be
A Note of Thanks
The family of Robert Davis
would like to thank all their
friends for. their expressions of
encouragement and sympathy for
our loss. Your prayers, flowers
cards, food, and telephone calls
were deeply appreciated. A special
thanks to Vi Harrison, Betty Boyd,
and Vicky Thomas. Also a special
thanks to Dr. Ivers and staff at the
Gulf Pines Hospital and Trby
Huckeby for the care of him dur-
ing his long illness.
Brother Brent Vickery with his wife Terry
and sons Gavin (13) and Corbin (10)
Mittie Shattles, 83, of Port St.
Joe, went to be with the Lord
Saturday, August 12. Born in
Altha, she is a long time resident
of Port St. Joe Beach, a home-
maker and member of Oak Grove
Assembly of God.
Mrs. Shattles is survived by
one son and his wife, Howard and
Ann Mitchell of Blakely, Georgia;l
one daughter and her husband,
Betty and J.C. McArdle; two sis-
ters, Jennie Taylor of Page Pond,
and Edell Laramore of Panama
City; five grandchildren, Michael
Mitchell, Donny McArdle, Jeffery
Mitchell, Melinda Arnold, and
Melissa Duke; 10 great-grandchil-
dren, Jerrod McArdle, Chris-
topher Mitchell, Channey
McArdle, Emilie Mitchell, Elissa
Woods, Cody Woods, Garrett
Mitchell, Andrew Arnold. Ashley
Johns, and Macy Arnold.
Graveside funeral services
were conducted on Monday,
August 14, at 11:00 a.m., ET, in
Page Pond Cemetery with
Reverend Dave Fernandez officiat-
All funeral arrangements were
made under the direction, of
Southerland Family Funeral
. Home In Port St. Joe.
First Baptist Church Welcomes Dillon F. Smith, Jr.
New Pastor, Rev. Brent Vickery
The First Baptist Church
would like to announce with great
pleasure and thankfulness to
God, the calling of Brother Brent
Vickery as its new pastor. Vickery
is the former pastor of Lovedale
Baptist Church of Bascom where
he served for six years. He has
Served God's calling as a preacher
"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
'" 4 ^ CHURCH A
150 ..1 Sixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. <
Adult School ......... 11 a.m.
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
F first Baptist Church'
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School .................... 9:45 am
Worship Service ..... ............ 11:00 am
Disciple Training .................. 6:00 pmi
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
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School . . 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ........... 6.:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ......... 9:45 a.m.,
Morning Worship ......... .11:00 a.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans, Robert E. Dov
PASTOR Choir Direr
Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........ 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
vns, Jr. Diana Sealey
*tor Youth & Children's Director
race Baptist Chlur
BUT TH05E WHO MOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL 50AR ON
WINGS LIKE EAGLES. 15AIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
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of the gospel of Jesus Christ and
pastor for 12 years.-Vickery grad-
uated from Caldwell Senior High
in Columbus, Mississippi in 1984,
he went on to get a Bachelors
degree of Religion Education at
Southeastern Baptist College in
1988 and graduated from the New
Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary with a Master of
Divinity Degree in 1998.
Vickery is married to the for-
mer Terry. Gwyn Dodd of
Columbus, Mississippi and they
have two fine sons, Gavin (13
years) and Corbin (10 years). They
have made their place of residence
here in" Port St. Joe at 1007
Marvin Avenue and are looking
forward to being an active and
vibrant part of our community.
The membership of First
Baptist Church would like to
invite the public to get to know
the pastor, with a reception in the
church fellowship hall on 'August
20th from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m.
Finger foods and refreshments
will be served.'
First 'Baptist 'Church" is
excited about the future under the
leadership of Vickery. His enthu-
siasm and warm personality,
along with his powerful expository
preaching of God's word, will
surely touch your heart. Vickery's
one true desire is to serve God's
calling with honor and integrity
and to minister to the member-
ship of First Baptist Church and
all the people of the comrmiunlty as
a called servant of the Lord. Go be
with them Sunday afternoon,
August 20th to meet Brother
Brent Vickery and his family.
The Gulf County Transpora-
tion System has been temporarily
suspended. It will begin services
again on October 1st. Those inter-
ested are', encouraged to watch
The Star for dates and times
Dillon Farris Smith, Jr., 70, of
Blakely, Georgia died Saturday,
July 15, from an automobile acci-
dent. Smith was a former resident
J of Port St. Joe from 1958 until
1967 and was an engineer with
the St' Joe Paper Company. He
was married to the former Sibbie
Brinson, a native of Port St. Joe
from 1936 until 1967. He left Port
St. Joe in 1967 and worked for
Great Southern Paper Company
in Cedar Springs, Georgia until
his retirement in 1990 as
Mr. Smith was born June 8,
1930 to the late Dillon Farris
Smith and the late Leone Snyder
Smith in Pensacola. He was a
member of Holy Family Catholic
Church, the Tuesday Morning
Methodist Prayer group, a charter
member, secretary and treasurer
of Burning Bush Ministry, charter
member, of the Life-Line Ministry
of Thomasville, and a board mem-
ber of There is More Ministry of
Balsam Grove, North Carolina.
Thank You Note
We don't think of him as gone
away, his journey's just begun,
life holds so may phases, this
'earth is only one.
We think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears, in
a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days or years.
We think of him as living in
the hearts of those he touched. ..
for nothing loved is ever lost, and
he was loved so much.
For all the prayer, words of
comfort and generosity you have
given to our family, we thank you
from the bottom of hour hearts.
The Cleckley's; Betty and
Charles, Reuben, Joan and
Heather, Becky and Jacob Hall
it Wors ip tIh
'Wa Polf of Vicctovy"Y
First Ch\Vch of
the. fka Z.cue he~
2420 Long Avene,* Port St. 3oe, Flo'ida 32456
Sunday School .. .......... ...... 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......... ... 11 a.m.
Gve L0110 flie Lord fe glory
Sunday Evening Worship ....... ........ 6 p.m. Lord i'tl e beauL of oh ess.
Wednesday Evening Service ............ 7. p.m.
\\ ff/ The fiendiftf place to ii'orship!
& First Baptist Church.
Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor & Minister of Music
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
0'sc .Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
.o. Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
vro Se ices Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9:30 a.m. Sunday
Mr. Smith is survived by his
wife, Sibbie Brinson Smith of
Blakely; three sons, Dillon Farris
Smith III and Angela of Marietta,
Georgia, Stephen Roger Smith of
Panama City Beach, and Daniel
Mark Smith of Valdosta, Georgia;
two sisters, Renie S. Warfield of
Pensacola, and Virginia S. Brown
of Ft. Walton Beach; and numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, July 19, at 10:00
a.m. at Holy Family Catholic
Church with Father -Walter
O'Donnell officiating. Interment
followed at Pine Lawn Cemetery.
eral Home was in charge of
Bernice Gaitor, 79, of Port St.
Joe, passed away Friday, August
11, in Gulf Pines Hospital. A
native of Florala, Alabama, she
has lived in this area for the past
She is survived by her
mother, Minnie Anderson of Port
St. Joe; two sisters, Willie Bell
Sylvester of Port St. Joe, and
Beatrice Rozier of Miami; a step-
sister and a half brother, and a
number of other relatives.
The funeral services were held
Wednesday, August 16, at 3:30
p.m., ET, at Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church. Interment fol-
lowed in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Comforter Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe was in charge of
and join us
in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center gradual
323 Reid Avenue Port St
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Apalachicola ... E It W ... Panama Gii
71 ReidAve. I
SFamily Life Churil
. Joe ....Wewahitchka
BEACH BAPTIST C HL EL24
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 2456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD |1
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meetinig; Choir Practice 7:00 pn i
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church;
2001 Garrison Avenue ** Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493'
Sunday School .. .. ........... 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .... ........ 6:30 p.m.
W wednesday . . . . . 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to. Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
first United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Traditonal.................................... 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary .......................... 11:00 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor ................ Church/Office: 648-8820
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Discover God's Love!
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHnr A HnMIS, PASTOR
We welcome you to visit our website at:
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
9 a.m. Sunday
Mary R. Hollan(
Mary R. Holland, 86, of White
City, passed away Sunday morn-
ing, August 13, in Port St. Joe. A
native of North Carolina, she had
been a resident here since 1972
and attended White City Baptist
Church where she was a member
of Maggie Bell Sunday Schopl
Class. She also had been active
with the Senior Citizens
Association for over 20 years.
Survivors include a son,
Wayne Holland; her daughter,
Wanda Davis; her grandchildren,
Elizabeth Terry and husband
Jack, Sam Brown and vife
Myong, and David Brown and wife
Tina; three great-grandchildren;
one great-great-grandchild; aid
two brothers, Glenn Bell and
The funeral services were held
at 4:00 p.m., ET, at the White City
Baptist Church, conducted ,by
Reverend Nick Davis. Interment
followed in the family plot in Holly
All arrangements were under
the direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.
The family of the late Mrs.
Ludie J. Gaston would like to
thank all of their friends, relatives
and caring ones, for the phrie
calls, visits and for all acts "of
kindness shown to us during
these hours of sorrow.
May God bless each of you" is
The Gaston and Jefferson Family
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2000 PAGE SB
- News Column
Faith Christian School
We would like to say "wel-
cbme" and "thank you" to our stu-
dents and parents. Welcome to
the 2000-2001 school year, and
thank you for choosing Faith
Christian. We know that it takes
niore than a villager to rear a
child. It takes families, churches,
.schools, and of utmost impor-
tahce, God and His Word. That is
why Faith Christian School exists.
Parents, remember that we
'need up-to-date health and
immunization records on all our
students. If you haven't taken
care of this, please do so right
We want to introduce two new
teachers to you. Mrs. John Nelson
will be teaching the five-year-old
kindergarten and will be known
as "Miss Terri" to her students.
Mrs. Roger Bradley, "Miss
Sheryl", will .ie teaching P.E. to
the older students and supervis-
ing playtime for the Pre-K and
Kindergarten .classes (K-4 and K-
,).' We will tell you more about'
these ladies in a future Lion's
Orientation on Monday,
August 14, was almost 100%
'attended by, parents, and school
is off to a good start. Our kinder-
garten groups are nearing our
limits, but we have room in all
" other classes up through grade
eight. We welcome your inquires
and your visits to Faith Christian
at 801 20th Street here in Port St.
Joe. Please call 229-6707 for
directions and for information.
This will be the 27th year that
Faith Christian has ministered in
the lives of boys and girls in this
area. We thank our Lord for
another opportunity to educate
with a philosophy, textbooks, and
subjects based on the Bible and
with teachers who put it into
practice in the classroom.
We ask our readers to pray
with us for all our rieeds: teachers
and staff, students and parents,
as well as, physical safety, spiri-
tual growth and academic excel-
lence. We are looking for a year of
many blessings. "Thou crownest
the year with thy goodness; ."
GCCC Fall Registration
Registration for Gulf Coast
Community College's fall semester
will be held August 16 to 18 from
8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; how-
ever, there is an opportunity for
late registration and drop-add
from August 21 to 24. Students
'who register :after classes start
may find classes closed.
Admissions and testing require-
ments need to be completed prior
Gulf Coast Community
Collegeis classes for the .fall will
start August 21.. Call 872-3892
for information about applying
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LPH IN NEWS W.I.G. Youth Program
FROM Parents and their children are For more information, call Min
PORT ST. JOE invited to go to the Washington Likely, Program Coordinator
Improvement Group Teen Center 229-6847 or 229-8155.
MEN TA RY SCHOOL on August 17th for more informa- ce k
<^ *^^ ^"
Welcome back to another
great school year. Just a rehiinder
of a few things to help our school.
year run smoothly. Our sphodl:
day begins at 7:50. Students
arriving on campus before that
time should report to the gym to
be supervised. Students trans-
ported by car will be dismissed
each afternoon at 2:15.
Because positive role models
and the presence of caring adults
are so important to children's
growth, we are always looking for
adult volunteers to help in the
classroom. If you have some extra
time and the desire, your help will
be greatly appreciated.
Volunteers are asked to
attend an orientation on Friday,'
Note: the following is a poem,
written by Goldie B. Despain. I
pass it on as we begin a new
school, year to encourage our
teachers and remind them of the
importance of their role and to'
remind parents that their support
better ensures our success.
The teacher looked ahead with mis-
givings but with hope
Would the way be smooth or rough?
Would it end in success or failure?
The teacher stood and looked and
And a voice said, answering: "There
will be' no end"
And the teacher smiled and said,
"I know it will end. I may teach one
year, two years,
Or possibly many more years
But this I know;
Someday it will end,".
,And. the. teacher went forward, to
Those who gathered around the
teacher had need to learn.
And the teacher looked into their
eyes and desired to fill their
And taught them with mind and
heart and voice-
A mind filled, with knowledge from
A voice speaking this knowledge in
And a heart filling the mind and
voice with conviction and power.
The teacher learned from mistakes
And received happiness from
lessons taught with inspiration.
Then life changed, and the teacher
could not teach.
-It has ended." said the teacher,
continuing on the road of life.
"This Is really the end of my teach-
And the teacher believed this until a
person of good position stood
"I am here because this teacher
taught me thus."
And the teacher was happy and
"It was. not the end back there-This
is the end.
And it could not have ended better.
I am glad I taught in love and faith
Time passed; and the teacher grew
old and 'slept and awakened
And stood before the Maker.
And the teacher looked and was
For there stood also those who had
And He, before whom they stood,
And then sent them to a high place.
The teacher said, "It Was not the
end back there-
This is the end. "
And it is a more glorious end than I
ever could have hoped for."
And Joy filled the teacher's heart, as
a great celestial light.
And the teacher looked ahead of
those who had been taught
And saw the continued steps of
progress and work before each
And then said:"This is not the end
--there is n0o end.
I have just realized, there is no end:
to my teachings!"
And a voice spoke:
"When first you were called to
I tried 'to warn you of your great
But you can be thankful you taught
In humility, in faith, in testimony-
For there is no end to your teach-
LiUin Uon w iaL servi Lces wLli u
offered and how you can receive
them. Your participation Is vital to
the improvement of the commu-
nity's youth. The initiative's goal
will be fully explained followed by
a question and. answer period.
The meeting will starQtat 7:00
p.m. on Thursday, August 17.
A light supper will be served
WIG Annual Meeting
The Washington Improvement
Group Board of Directors and
Membership will be hosting Its
eight annual meeting I on
Thursday, September 7, at 6;OQ
p.m., ET, at the Washington
Improvement Group Teen Center
/Office, located at 401 Peters
The public is invited to attend
and to call 229-6847 to verify
Saw ^Sw S Ye T.% 74 a f
MONDAY- Hamburger w/Bun,
Tater Tots, Spice Cake, Orange
Quarters, and Milk or Chef's Salad
TUESDAY-Chicken Pot Pie, Green
Beans, Peaches, Jello, Roll, and
Milk or Chefs Salad Meal.
and Cheese, French Fries, Carrot
Sticks, Fruit Crisp, and Milk or
Chef s Salad Meal.
Potato, Mixed Fruit, Italian Bread,
and Milk or Chef's Salad Meal.
FRIDAY-Cheese Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticki
w/Dressing, and Milk or Chef's
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
August 25, from 9:00 to 9:30 in
the Student Activity Room. Please
contact Cindy Belin at 227T1221
if you have any questions.
School will not be held on'
Monday, September 4, in obser-
vance of Labor Day.
Progress reports for this grad-,
ing period will be sent home on
Tuesday, September 12. If ,you
would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221. ,
What's on the menu at'your
house tonight? If you're like two-'
thirds of families, it's not dinner
together. Yet shared meals are a
great way to strengthen families.
Here are some tips for making
family dinners routine:
*Start small. Plan two or
three a week, then gradually add
*Extend dinnertime. Have
.kids help with cooking and
cleanup. It's a great way to spend
extra time together.
*Be positive. Don't criticize or
nag your child at the dinner table.
*Ask specific questions.
"What was the funniest thing that
.happened today?" is better than'
"How was school?"
*Improvise. Family "dinners"
don't always have to be dinners.
Try a weekend breakfast or lunch.
*Turn off the TV and phone.
Make conversation the main
Something New At
Adult School Centers
A new service is being offered
.for parents through the adult
school sites starting this school
year. These are literacy skills,
,employability skills, and parent
/child education skills, which are
totally individualized for your par-
ticular family needs.
Sound interesting? Call either
the St. Joe center at 227-1744 or
the Wewahitchka center at 639-
9292 for further information. Ask
for the Comprehensive Family
Literacy (CFL) instructor.
School's In Session
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Office (850) 227-1892
Toll Free (800) 261-1892
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Cape San Bias
344 Cape San BIas Rd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
1991 Pontiac Sunibird LE. White Top/
Exterior, Tan interior, AM/FM 10 CD
Changer, A/C, 127.000 miles $3500.
OBO. 653-2670 or 653-2222 1tp8/17
1993 Lincoln Towncar 229-6449
1984 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer
Edition, excellent condition inside &
outside Must see Call 648-9446 .
1991 Chevy Cavaller, 4 door, runs good
needs body work. 227-1296 tfc8/17
1997 Sundance boat, 19 ft.. center con-
sole. 75hp Mercury, trolling motor, new
VHF, fish finder, Bimini top, casting
deck. Call 229-8174 Itp8/17
1970 Winner Boat: 60 HP Johnson &
trailer. Excellent cond. 82500. 4 HP
Mercury Motor 8250. 227- 1738.
96 Pro Skiff 17' w/98 Johnson O.B.
motor 40 HP, tiller handle, ss prop, "99
galvanized Magic Trail trailer w/14"
tires. Great ConditiUon $5500.00 229-
8683 after 6 3t8/3
18ft. Hoble Cat Sailboat. $1,500. Can
be seen at Seminole St. & Apalachee Dr.
in Indian Pass Beach, 653-9456.tfc 8/3
KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-balling, sta-
- ble, safe and FUNI1 3.14 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tic 8/3
For Sale Mexico Beach : Freckles Yogurt
Shop. Excellent small business, good
location. Business only. includes all
equipment and inventory. 835.000. Call
Day care in my home 24 hours per day.
Two openings.Beacon Hill area.647-
S Child care In my home six days a week
S $1.00 per hour for one child and $1.75
per hour for two children. References
".* available. For more info call Susan at
2 BR unfurnished Mobile Home in
Highland View, very nice. All new Inside
$375. per month 8200. security deposit
Water Is furnished. Call toll free 1-877-
Beach house for rent. One block from
water, 8750. 648-5306 tfc8/17
Gulfaire Subdivision 3 BR/2BA com-
pletely furnished Good view of Gulf from
screened balcony 81500. long term
lease. 648-8668 2tp8/10
Angela Estates -
601 15th St. Mexico Beach, Fl.
Highly restricted mobile home lots for rent.
Under ground utillties, paved road. street
lghLt. Pick out your lot now! For more
nimormaUon call 850-648-4006.
St. Joe Beach
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Comer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
2BR/2BA duplex on Gulf Aire Dr. Call
2 bedroom unfurnished apartment,
cable furnished, ocean view 1004 Hwy
98. Mexico Beach. $600.renit $600.
deposit with one year lease. Call before
6:00pm 648-4922 or 648-5139 tfc8/10
In Wewahitchka 2 bedroom mobile
-home Lge private lot-NICE- will rent fast
$260. per month, 8100. security
deposit. includes -water, sewage and
garbage pickup.850-784-2087 8/17
House for rent in Port St. Joe. 2 bdrnm.,
laundry rm., cen. h/a. ceiling fans,
fenced back yard. no pets. $440 a
month. 8350.00 security deposit. Call
227-3511. tfc 7/27
SOne bdrm.. I bath downstairs apart-
ment at 308 13th St.. PSJ. Completely
remodeled, new carpet, screened porch.
No pets. 229-7008. tfc 8/3
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave. 2550 sq. ft.. 2 service
bays, 2nd story loft, 227-1429. &c8/3
For Rent: 2 & 3 BR apartments in
Beacon Hill. Call 912-246-1250 or 850-
647-3220. tfc 7/13
Vacation Rental: 2BR/1.5BA furn town-
house near St. Joseph Bay Golf Course.
$250/weekly, $600/mo. + utilities.
Deposit required. Available July thru
November. Call 229-6738. 3tc 8/3
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
Long Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call Larry @ Arline Realty, 647-
2628. ;.' tfc 8/3
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch, carport & laun-
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrlig., 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 8/3
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court, St.
Joe Beach. No pets, I blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. tfc 8/3
2 & 3 BR. long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tic 8/3
Apart./Homes for Rent: I 3 BR apart./,
duplexes/homes for rent In Mex. Bch..
Furn.& unfurnished. Call Parker Realty.
at 850-648-5777 for more info. tfc 8/3
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities, energy efficient const., stove &
refrig., furn., fully carpeted. IBR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc 8/3
Saturday Aug.19. 2000. 8:00 A.M. till
1:00 P.M. 8876 Hwy 98, Beacon Hill.
Computer stuff. Beanie Babies. Kids
clothes, movies, lots of toys and much
Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
Mobile Home Lots
648-8201 tic a83
522-A 1st Street
Port St. Joe, FL
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat ald air
Wall towall carpeting
S.. .. On-site Management
( Voice/TTY Access
Friday & Saturday, 352 Ling Street,,
Highland View. Furniture, toys, dog-
house, clothes, etc. 8-12 ltc8/17
Giant Yard Sale-Saturday 19th, 8:00-;
1:00, 7124 Americus Ave. St ,Joe Beach.'
Linens, clothes. Small appliances, hard-
ware & tools. Also some antiques
including wooden puzzles, tools &8
Carport Sale, Saturday August 19th, 8-
12, 113 Monica Dr.: wingback chair,,
couch, coffee table, books, clothes,-
movies, playstation games, skates &
rhore. Rain or Shine ltp8/17
Large, Yard Sale, Sat. Aug 19th at 152
Avenue B. Hwy 98 & Avenue B Come.
and seel We've got something for every-
body. The Bryants I tp8 /,7
Saturday, Aug. 19, 8:00 a.m. till 12:00
p.m. Kids car bed. Boys clothes, size 3
to 4. Womens & mens clothes all kinds
of stuff 2026 Marvin Ave. I tc8/17
Seafood processing/heading shrimp.,
You can earn up to $140.00 per,
day(plece work by the lb.) Tuesday,
through Thursday, start at 6 a.m. -
until. Contact Wood's Fisheries at 227-
AUCTIONFOR RENTGARAGESALESB OWPOTUN HYWAN
Position title: Teacher (ESE/Head
Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach)
The Gulf County School Board Is receiv-
ing applications for Teacher. Persons
having applications on file in the School
Board Office and wishing to be consid-
ered for this positUon must request to
have their application submitted.
Application form and job description are
available at the school office or see
application at www.gulf.k 12.fl.us.
Completed applications should be sent
to Dr. William Truby, Principal,
Wewahitchka High School, 754 E. River
Road, Wewahitchka,FL. 1 32465.
Application deadline is August 18,2000
Noon, C.T. The Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Title: Teacher Aide- Part
time (4 hours The Gulf County School
Board Is receiving applications for
Teacher Aide. Persons having applica-
tions on file in the School Board Office
and wishing to be considered for this
position must request to have their
application submitted. Application form
and job description are available at the
school office or see application at
www.gulf.k 12.fl.us. Completed applica-
tions should be sent to Ms. Deborah
Crosby, Coordinator, Gulf County
School Board, 150 Middle School Road.
Port St. Joe, FL. 32456. Application
deadline Is August 25. 2000. 12:00
NOON.E.T. The Gulf County School
Board Is an equal bpportunlty employer.
HEY! HEY! HEY!.
Multi-Family Garage Scale Extravaganza! Clothes
for all ages, toys, furniture, and household items.
Something for everybody! 7811 County Rd C-30A.
1/2 mile before Indian Pass Raw Bar on
left hand side.
Friday, August 18th, 9-2,
Saturday, August 19th, 8 until.
Rain will cancel. Look for signs!!!
. ~ .. -,; .
I TRADS a dS ER I E
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Circle S Refinishing
SRepair 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
Feadc apf 94 Cafcrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047
x. -A ^" Residential
o : Commercial
Termite & Pest Control'
* Termite Tirealmerts Reslaurant M-li '
SFlea Control Condominiums
SHousehold Pest.Control New Treatment .
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites '
_4peclallzlr g in Vacalif, lternal Properties
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL .
S 'Serving the Entire Area" ,
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
INDUSTRIAL GASES and
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
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.
RA00.43378 1 ER0007623
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 BAY1 I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. Lfc 8/3
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
C. J. 's awn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
I will workfor 'you.
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs -
"Wther Quality Is Higher Than Price"
.LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321 .
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
;:- f 7/6
2026 Marvin Avenue
"a1 f Port St. Joe, FL 32456
lb License #RC0067081
S-25 9ersEpwen1cD- 229-6859
r GARRY L. OADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
I648-5474 R LICENSE ER0010992, RAI115421
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190
Electricians & helpers needed In
Apalachicola. Pay based on experience.
850-421-1470 br 1pply in person to
WWTP in Apalachicola, see George
Position Title: School Food Service
Worker (3 hours)
The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for School Food Service
Worker. Persons having applications on
-ile in the School Board Office and
wishing to be considered for this posi-
tion must request to have their applica-
tion submitted. Application form and
job description are available at the
school office or see application at
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us. Completed applica-
tions should -be sent to. Mr. Chris
Early, Principal, Port St. Joe High
School, 100 Shark Drive. Port St. Joe,
FL. 32456. Application deadline is
August 21. 2000, 12:00 NOON. E.T.
The Gulf County School Board Is an
equal.opportunity employer. I tc8/ 17
LOOKING FOR LIVE-IN NANNY TO,
CARE FOR 2 active boys age 3 and 7.
Must be nonsmoker and able to,drive.
Perfect for recent high school grad or
someone taking a break from college.
Prefer one to two year commitment.
Private room and bath, separate phone
line. use of car, health insurance and
$200/wk gross. Interviewing in Port St.
Joe until Aug 20, call 227-7259. After
Aug. 20, please send resume including
photo to NANNY P.O. Box 190009.
Atlanta, GA. 31119 4tp8/ 17
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative present-
ly has two openings for .the position of
Line Technician. Applications will be
accepted until Wednesday, August
23,2000 at the Work Force Center. 114
E. 9th Street, Panama City. Florida.
Minimum job specifications for this
position are as follows: Require High
School Graduate/Equivalent; minimum
of five years experience in line service
maintenance and construction func-
tions; successful pass of Line
Technician certification course or will-
ingness to complete certification course
In timely manner. Require an excellent
working knowledge of the operations
and maintenance of switching and sec-
tonalizing equipment, the Installation
of transformers, wiring of transformer
banks, regulators and capacitors:
require ability to read and interpret
staking sheets, all- specifications and:
line' construction assemblies; the NEC
and; National Electric Safety Code;:
require the successful pass of Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative's employ-
mert entrance examination and drug,
screen; required to have and maintainsa
valid Florida commercial drlver'slilcense,
and DOT certification: require excellent
verbal and interpersonal skills to effec-.
Uvely Interact with members: flexibility
to work varied hours. Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative is an Equal
Opportunity employer. We recruit on.
the basis of merit without regard to race
religion, color, sex, age, national origin,
disability or veteran status, ltc8/17
The Gulf County Tourist Development
Committee through the Gulf County
Board of County Commission is seeking
a Part-time TDC Director. Applications
and a detailed job description are avail-
able at the Gulf County Commission
Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd.; Sr.
Room 147. Port St. Joe. Florlda.32456
(850) 229-6106, Monday through
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:0, p.m., E.T. All
applicants must have a Florida's
Drivers License and be 18 years old.
Applications will be received until
Monday, August '28, 2000, 5:00
p.mL.E.T. Gulf County enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Pine straw workers needed, no baling
required. Hay S50. For 8 hours or less
shift. 2-3 days per week. 850-837-5532
-or 850-865-3509 Itc8/17
Part-time Book keeper needed for office
on Cape San Bias. Experience required.
Send resume to : Attn: Controller, 71
Market Street, Apalachicola, Fl. 32320
Electricians & helpers needed in
Apalachicola. Pay based on experience.
850-421-1470 or apply In person to
WWTP in Apalachicola, see George
*Supervision of staff.
*Day to day operations
Apply at Beacon Hill:
Geri Care Assisted Living
190 Lightkeepers Drive
Port St.. Joe, FL 32456
The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. A'liu 17. 2000. Pate 7B
Benefits include Medical/Dental/Vision
Insurance, Excellant vacation and holi-
day' package. Uniform allowance, child
care reimbursement, tuition reimburse-
nie&t.Contact JoAnn Murphy, RNC,
DON' 220 9th St. Port St. Joe, Fl.
850'-229-8842 4tc 8/3
Cashiers and Stock clerks at Rich's
IGA. Full time and part time positions
available Pick up an application in per-
sonr at the store location at 305 3rd St.
Looking for neat, dependable and per-
sonrable applicants For further info 227-
Need responsible caregiver for 2 month
old, two or three days per week. Non-
smoker. References required. Prefer
CPR certification.Competitive pay. Call
Sales coordinator needed for high vol-
ume real estate office. Computer and
organizational skills a must Fax
resume to 229-6556 or call 229-2777
for interview. Real estate experience
helpful. Anchor Realty & Mortgage
Cape San Blas office, 2tc8/10
Reservationist needed immediately.
Computer skills and multi-task oriented
a must! Anchor Vacation Properties
Cape San Bias office. Fax resume to
229-6556 or call 229-2777 for .inter-
Workers needed for portable crushing
plants. Experience helpful. Travel nec-
essary throughout the southeast.
Dependable transportation a must.
Heavy equipment and maintenance a
plus. Drug free. EEO Call 904-764-
3644 or 904-614-2786 6tc8/10
Washington Improvement Group
This position reports to the Washington
Improvement Group Executive Director.
The incumbent will have exposure to
materials requiring the highest level of
administrative skills, initiative, flexibili-
ty, dedication, and confidentiality.
Individual selected must acquire a solid
grasp of the mission of the Washington
Improvement Group and the North Port
St. Joe community and agree to become
actively involved in furthering the mis-
sion, Provides administrative support to
the organization and personnel; drafts
letters, memos, agendas faxes; answer
phones as needed; schedule Teen
Center usage keep calender and
respond to availability inquiries; coordi-
nates arrangements for special meet-
ings and workshops; arrange catering
as needed; prepares photocopies and
distributes memos, correspondence and
routine mailings; completes reports;
keeps organization filing current:
processes invoices and pays bills: book-
keeping using Quick Books software.
Proficient in Microsoft Word and desk-
top publishing excellent organizational
skills and ability to manage multiple
concurrent projects will be imperative.
The right candidate will be motivated,
punctual, hard working energetic and
confident. Excellent communication
skills and a professional demeanor are
Two-Five 2-5 years experience in an
administrative position preferred; four
year college degree preferred. This job
requires solid capability in office admin-
istration and support, typically gained
through a college education or the
equivalent (such as secretarial training
and several years of office experience).
Educational' requirements may ,be
waived in lieu of equivalent knowledge
and work experience in a previously
held administrative position.
Full-time grant funded positions.
Continued employment is not guaran-
teed beyond the grant period. Salary, is.
commensurate to applicant's experience
and credentials. WIG is an equal.
Seeking experienced, licensed, real
estate associates, loan originators, or
mortgage brokers and life ins. salesmen
with advanced annualization, leads fur-
nishedt Call Larry Arline, Arline Realty,
Inc. 850-647-2628. tfc 8/3
Inside sales position available Position
includes stock clerk duties. Apply In
person at Johnny Mize Plumbing &
Glass 520 East 1st St. Port St. Joe, Fl.
See Brenda 229-6821 3tc8/3
Cooks, Dietary Aides, & Dishwashers
needed. Apply at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center, 220 9th St., Port St. Joe, FL.
F/T & P/T positions avail. Benefits avail
& salary, negotiable. tfc 8/3
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have;
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc., PO Box 188,
Hosford, FL 32334. 850-379-8116. tfc /s
S4w f Saw 7 74 f_4 ml
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
, Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
C. Enterprises 202S Je.u F 125
Aulhorized Sales Cenler
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
Free Estimates RF0066770
Keep Your Investment Looking
Clean & Newl!
i Quality Work Reasonable Prices
: Commercial Residential
SFrom 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!
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style
Lic #: MA0029475; Lic # MM'10098
Mary Kay Cosmetics
909 10th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6005 2tp /3
Free Home Phone
Catherine L. Collier
11 Allen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
AVOIn (850) 229-460
,., Carpentry, Windows,,
;< Room Additions, etc.
Quality work/ affordable prices:
"The House Doctors" Lic.
#0066513. General Contractor.
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port Sl. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
B & S PRO PAINTING
Over 25 years experience.
A good job for a good price.
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
The Star 308 Williams Ave.
Trim and finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheetrock &
All types of carpentry-work.
. insured Over 25 years experience.
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
D & ,J PAWN SHOP
639-3202 Wewa, FL,:
WE LOAN CASH
We also sell Guns, Knives, Ammo, Scopes,
Rings, Bases, Etc.
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Work # 647-5113
Mobile # 227-5112 .t 8c
BOB'S PAINT 8
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
Home Maintenance no job too small.
All Phases of home maintenance
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Phone Mobile ,
Need Help with Taxes,
Accounting Systems or
; Call Wanda Wheeler at Beach Busness
Systems, Inc.* 850-229-5269
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 ..,
.331 Lcorgia henue Call (850) 647 -31711'
Port -,t cJIo? 32456 Cell (850) 899-1061
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St.'Joe, FL
A Christine Baker
Mexico Beach, FL
Flower & Landscape
Kay Kelley, Owner o s
Gulf Coast Screen Printing
32 Years Experience
Custom Kitchen and Bath
THE CABINET SHOPPE
580 Palmeeno Dr., Overstrcer
r Pon SE. Joe, FL 32456
JeTf Powdl, Owner
Fax 648 8752
i PHI'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
t, 8/3 Licensed arid Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
Hanging Baskets Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Grounds Covers & Much Morel
ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-211 2
'Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509, Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. o. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
S4 & ...
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY! tfc 8/3
EMERALD C0RST COMPUTER TEC##NOO1GES
John W., Owens
S' C'-SITE SEP ICES Pepair, lroallotion Netwo king, Training,
. ', \eb FPacies. Internet Connection, Software Training
ef 6/29 Web Site: http;//www.geocities.com/emeraldcoasttech
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire U FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Wi81 Mew nari Di CaPI ert.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6907 or 227-5373
PROTECT YOURSELF-HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR RROO67101
639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME
*VINYL SIDINBg --ITY B *+SOFFIT AND FACIA
CARPORTS FIPESV PATIO COVERS*
*SCREEN ROOMS *FLORIDA ROOMS
DECK *LI..N *+PORCHES*
-4 w4 ~l,'Y*
SCREEN ROOM 10' X 16' $1495
SINGLE CARPORT 10' 20' $995
DOUBLE CARPORT 20' X 20' $1795
MOBILE HONE ROOFOVER 14' K 65'--- ------ t495
10' X16' INSULATED FLORIDA ROOM ,, $4995
107 N 30th Street Unit-C
PO. Box 13530
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RG0051008, EROO11618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
Uc. #ERO013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction fc /s
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
0 CARPET CLEANING M
r Control Pet Stains 24 Hr. Water Damag Z
S' Carpet Repairs Restretching Free Estimates Z
1> (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
Page 8B. The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Asng.17.2000
Gulf County Association for Retarded
Citizens, Inc. in Port St. Joe, Florida Is
accepting application for the position of
Transportation Director. This full-time
administrative position requires a
Bachelor's Degree in the area of
Management of Business
Administration, or fout' years experi-
ence in transportation related job skills.
Additional experience in financial oper-
ations, human resources, grant writing,
transit operations and procedures and
computer skills may substitute for the
college requirements on a year for year
basis. Preference shall be given to expe-
rience directly related to the adminis-
tration of a non-profit agency. Job
description, qualifications and respon-
sibilities may be obtained from the Gulf
County ARC office at 303 Peters Street,
Port St. Joe. Salary Is based on qualifi-
cations and experience. Closing date for
application is Friday, August 18,2000,
at 4:00 pm. This position is Department
of Labor, Wage and Hour exempt Gulf
County Association for Retarded
Citizens, Inc. Is an equal opportunity
Earn While You Learn
SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph is looking
for CNA & LPN Students, CNA gradu-
ates, and GPN's for a new Team
Building Program. Great benefits in-
clude: 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. 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. tfc8/3
MISSING BLACK LAB
Red Collar, Answers to the name
Caeser, Family pet Missing from Ward
Ridge Area. If found call 227-3663 or
1998 Catalina Lite 5th wheel, mod
259RK. Like new condition, must sell,
Light blue swivel living room chair, Hoyt
compound bow plus all
equipment.Including carrying case.
plus queen size tube style waterbed,
w/a pillow-topped mattress case. 227-
Sears 6" Joiner, Dewalt 10" radial arm
saw $ 200. each. 648-4179 Itp8/17
Fresh Yard Eggs. $1.00 per dozen 215
Charles Ave. White City or call 827-
5 carat diamond & emerald ring Size 7
S800. 229-6449 1 tc8/17
INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE! Arch
Steel Buildings. FACTORY DIRECT
Save Thousands! 25x38, 30x44, 40x50,
50xl 10 Perfect' Backyard
shops/garages/storage CALL 1-800-
Computer; Pentium 120 complete setup
upgraded $300. 3 oak bar stools $75
Peavy PA/mixer AMP with Kustom
Speakers $350 OBO cal 648-9446
Cartop carrier $25. Wood desk $20.,,
Small Desk $15., Large Rocker $30. Call
One mattress, like new for California
King waterbed,$100.; Hughes Satellite
with dial controls 8125.. 648-4877
2 tone wood table (solid oak) with 6
chairs $550., riding lawnmower not
even 2 years old $600. Call Lori at
647-3116 if answer machine, leave mes-
Chain link, wood Free estimates Call
Ray Wilkerson 647-9214 tfc8/10,
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfc 8/3
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 8/3
Funiturse Refinishing Shoppa
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
14x48 mobile home on secure rental lot
in Mexico Beach, 2BR, 1BA, CH&A,
Appliances includes 12x8 storage bldg.
Call 850-648-8201 or 706-283-7143
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 8/3
Free to good home, Very playful puppy,
8 months old. male, part Lab 850-639-
4737 or 850-960-3223 1 tc8/17
Free Puppies, Looking for good homes.
Mixed breed, will be large and friendly.
Call 229-6683 Itp8/17
Free Kittens 6 weeks "Id 227-3511
1. I TRADESan. SERIES 1
Robbie D. Funderburk, L.M.T.
Ethical, Therapeutic Massage,
for Relaxation and Stress
Lic # MA31503
": C all "'
General Maintenance & Repair
for residential & commercial property
References Gladly Given Insured
lfOVour Mate is Too Busy for that Odd Job,
Lawn Maintenance Call SecondMate House Cleaning
Odd Jobs ..Shopping
_' CONDITIONINO EBEF tATIONS HEATING
SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
TAW SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
It'sHard to Stop A Trane MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES
10 Year Parts & Labor Ar"o?.}!!
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator FL Lic. # RA0067062
Free to good home large male fellow lab,
good disposition 639-2339 tfc8/17,
To the person or persons who came into
our yard and picked all the pears off our
tree while I was in the hospital. You did-
n't leave one on the tree. You must have
needed or wanted them very badly. :We
hope you enjoy them. 0. Raffield-
3 BR/2BA house on 2 lots in
Wewahitchka. Fenced In backyard
CH&A S60.000. 639-2339 tfc8/17
1996 16x80 Fleetwood on 1.5 acres. I
block from Deadlakes State Park &
landing. 370 Gary Rowell Rd. 639-2145
Mexico Beach: Residential/Commercial'
Two story stucco, 2 BR/2BA.arge lot',
can be divided, 2 car garage and large
workshop. 8132,000 Call 648-3053
MEXICO BEACH CANAL-2/2 screened
w/electric, water., lights. GULF!
BEACH PIER BRENDA @ EXIT Realty
Advantage, 850-432-9049. 4tp 7/27,
TYNDALL/PARKER. FL WATERFRONT
- Spacious 3/2 brick, dbl.-gar., private
lot PIER/DOCK/SEAWALL -
$269,000. BRENDA @ EXIT Realty
Advantage, 850-432-9049. 4tp 7/2.7
Choice lot in city of Port St. J9e.
Reduced for quick sale, fenced and
cleared, ,75'x180', $17,995. 850-271f-
1534. tfc 7/2 7
Lot on end of cul-de-sac in Sea Shorqs
on Nautilus"Dr. $26,500. Call 227-
9745. 8tc 7/27
1998 28x56 Mobile Home, 3BR/2BA.
walk in closet. I 1/4 acre, front and'
back deck, double carport with storage
area. S50.000. 639-2850 4tc 8/.3
For sale 4 BR/2 1/2 BA modular home.
2014 sq. ft. 2 lots, pool, 12'xl2' play-
house with air. By appointment only.
Call 227-7125 Leave message $ 101,000
firm. 4tc 8/3
Barrier Dunes, For sale by owner new
2BR/2BA fully furnished, never uspd,
owner financing,$136,000, 227-7529
David tfc 8/3
3BR/3BA 2 story house, 2500 sq. ft.,
fireplace, pool, privacy fence, satellite
dish, security system on 2 acres In
Wewahitchka off CR 381. 850-639-2124
Land & Home Packages
Beautiful In Mexico Beach: palm trees,
paved roads & underground utilities.
Landscaped packages starting at $500
per month! Call Budget Homes at 522-
0900. tfc 8/3
For Sale: 1609 Marvin Ave., 78x150,
Great location. 3BR/IBA. CH/A, newly
remodeled FL rm. dining rm., eat-tn
kitchen with breakfast bar. New carpet
thru-out, new roof & stucco, rear cov-
ered deck w/patlo. new upper & lower
deck 10x12 dbl carport in rear, single
carport In front, 10'x20'" boat shed. util-
ity shed, $79,900. Call after 6 p.m. E.T..
229-8683. 3tc 8/3
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 8/3
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 trim. Exc. investment oppor-
tunity at $129,500. Call 648-9440 for
appointment, tfc 8/3
New Home for Sale: 3BR/2BA, energy
efficient home at 282 Ave. D. 1,232 sq.
ft. of heated '& cooled area. 881.500.
Call Greg Johnson or Hiram Nix at 227-
1416. tfc 8/3;
Lots for sale In PSJ. 4 lots corner of'
Palm Blvd.& 19th St. high & dry, no fill
needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227-
2112 day or 229-8409 night. tfc 8/3:
GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY
FAST. Call Kevin Welch, Pelican Walk
Real Estate. 850-648-4995. 52tp 2/17
3BR/2BA home at 1211 Palm: Blvd.
Approx. 1600sf. w/huge master ste.
Front and back screened porch, fenced
yard on corner lot. Please call your local
realtor forimore.details., tfc 8/3
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 9-108-cA
IN RE Adoption of a Minor Child
NOTICE QE ACIODN
TO: Tom ratalin or qny other individual
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for the
Adoption of Minor Child has been killed in the above
court, and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses. UI any, to It on Robert H Conway
Sr. Peutioners' attorney. whose address Is 1320 N.
Tyndall Parkway. Panama City, FL 32404. on or
before August 24. 2000. and file the original with the
Clerk of the Court either before service upon
Peitioner's attorney or immediately thereafter. oth-
erwise. a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in this action.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on
July 26, 2000
Benny C Uster
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Tonya Knox
S, Deputy Clerk
4tc August 3. 10, 17. and 24. 2000.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Wewahutchka will hold a PUBLIC HEAR.
ING AND FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE on.
Monday. August 28, 2000. at 6.45 PM (CTI at the
Wewahitchka City Hall. 109 S. Second Street,
. Wewahltchka; Florida. to consider adoption of an
Ordinance with the following title-
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING
OVERNIGHT PARKING AT LAKE
ALICE PARK WITHIN THE CITY OF
The Ordinance in Its entirety may be inspected at
the Office of the City Clerk during regular business
hours. 7-00 AM 4 00 PM. Mon. Fri. All Interested
parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to this proposed Ordinance.
2tc., August 10 and 17, 2000.,
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERN-
ING BONDS TO FINANCE SINGLE FAMILY
PUBUC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County will.
conduct a Public Hearing on the proposed issuance
by the Bay County Housing Finance Authority Indi.
vidually, or jointly with another Florida Housing
Finance Authority. or solely by another Florida
Housing Finance Authority of single family mortgage
revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not
exceeding S50.000.000. to be held on August 22.
2000. beginning at 605 p.m. E.D T or as soon
thereafter as such matter may be heard, in' their
meeting room at the Gull Cotnty Courthouse In Port
St Joe. Florida
Proceeds of such bond issue will be used to
finance the purchase of single family residences to
be occupled.primarily by first-time home buyers of
moderate, middle or lesser income within Gulf
County or various other counties in' the State of
All interested parties are invited to present
their comments ,at the time. and plac6 set forth
above .. .
SPersonsi are advised that If they decide'
SAT., AUG. 19th-10 AM (CDT)
WEWAHITCHKA (GULF COUNTY), Fl
234 ACRES-2,200 SQ. FT. CUSTOM HOME
3/4 MILE CHIPOLA RIVER FRONTAGE
Gorgeous Private Estate
(Offered Subdivided and as a whole)
234 ACRES Presently 60 acres in pasture, 2 barns & fencing. Beautiful
homesites are located throughout property enhanced by native trees and
creek frontage. Also, there is 1 /2 miles of navigable creeks for recre-,
ation. paved road frontage
CUSTOM HOME Surrounded by old growth pines situated on small
lake. 3 bedrooms,2 1/2 baths, custom kitchen, formal dining room, living
room w/fireplace & built-in bookshelves, breakfast room, laundry
roomc/h/a, amenities galore! Nicely landscaped.
TERMS: 25% dn, bal. 30 days 10% buyer's premium.
PREVIEW: Sun. 8/6, 1-4 PM & Fri. 8/18, 10 AM-4 PM (CDT)
FROM Panama CityFL take FL Hwy. 22 East for approx.25 mi., to
Wewahitchka, turn right onto FL. .Hwy. 71 'go south for approx. 2 1/2 miles
to Bodie Lister Rd., turn left to property. Watch for Todd Auction
For detailed brochure & plat call
List Your o/ Go. AUCtion LIC. #AB249
Property With UsRg. U.S. Trademark
.R(][.1 I I I M I
531 Broad St. I Rome, GA 30161
John L. Todd, Licensed Florida Broker #BK0521179
Joe Tarpley, Florida Auctioneer License No. AU408
U.S.A. TOLL-FREE 1-800-241-7591
Vi..o w.e,,te lat:,w n..t .
to appeal any decisions made at this hearing,
they will need a record of the proceedings,
and for such purposes, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
Ings is made, which record Includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based. The needs of hearing or visually
Impaired persons, shall be met if the Authority
-sponsoring the meeting is contacted at least
48 hours prior to the public hearing and spe-
Scal meeting by any person wishing assis-
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
C ountyi will al'o hold a meeting on Auguot 22 2000.
at the above locaiUon. linmedialelv following the
Public Hearing to discuss such matters at the
Authority deems appropriate
For further information contact Nevin
Zimmerman. County Attorney for the Authority,
SPost Office Box 70, Panama City, FL 32402, tele-
phone number (850) 769-1414.
DATED this 20th das of July 2000
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E Traylor, Chairman
2tc, August 10 and 17, 2000.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-44
The Gulf County Board of County Commisslioners
will receive bids 'rom any person company or cor-
poration Interested In providing the Ioilowling
One (1) NEW ONE-TON SERVICE TRUCK
Bid price to include delivery, and the delivery date
must be specified. Liquidated damages of $25.00 per
day will be assessed for each day goods remain
Specifications may be obtained from the Gulf
County Clerk a Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.
Blvd. Room 148 Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone,
(8501 229-6113 / Fax (850) 229-6174. Questions
should be directed to the Gulf County Road
Department (850) 639-2238.
Please indicate on the envelope 'that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER
Bids will be received unul Monday August 21 2000
at 6 00 pm ED T.. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G Cosun. Sr Blvd Room
148. Port St Joe. FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. ULister Clerk
2tc. August 10 and 17, 2000
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-45
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids rnom any person. company or cor-
poration Interested in purchasing the following
(AJ Ford 5000 Tractor
(BI 1985 GMC Truck
(C) Link Belt L878
(D) 1988 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
(E) '1988 Ford L9000 Dump Truck
(Terms and Conditions are available from the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Courtl
Phone (850) 229-6113 / Fax (8501 229-6174
The equipment may be inspected by contacting Joe
Bearden, Mosquito Control Director, 1001 10th
Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 227-1401.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER
Bids will be received until Monday. August 21. 2000
at 5-00 p m. E D T. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G Costin. Sr Blvd Room
148. Port St Joe, FL 32456
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C Uster. Clerk
2tc. August 10 and 17, 2000. -
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
S BID NO. 9900-46
The Gulf County Board o." County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor.
portion interested in providing the foUlowing
One I1) New Pickup Truck
Bid price to include delivery, and the delivery date
must be specified Liquidated damages of S25 00 per
day will be assessed for each day goods remain
Specifications may be obtained trom the Clerk's
Office Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G.
Costin. Sr Blid Room 148. Port St Joe. FL 32456
Questions should be directed to Road
Superinlendent Bobby Knee at (8501 639-2238
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER
Bids will be received until Monday. Augjust 21. 2000
at 5 00 p m.. E D T. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court 1000 Cecil G Costin Sr Blvd Room
148. Port St -Joe. FL 32456
The Board reserves the rigni to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Attest /s/ Benny C Lister. Clerk
2tc. August 10 and 17. 2000
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865 09 Florida Statutes. the undersigned Intends to
register with the Division oi Corporauons.
Department of State. the fctiuous trade name under
which it will be engaged in business and in which
said business Is to be carried on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Shirt's Medical Billing.
MAILING ADDRESS: 707 Long Avenue. Port St. Joe,
OWNER (S): Shirley Ford.
Itp. August 17. 2000.
MISCELLANEOUS P E T S REAL, ESTATE
City of Wewahitchka has enacted a Fair Housing
Ordinance making it illegal to discriminate on the'.
basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, reli-;
gion, sex, familial status, age or handicap:
eIn the sale of or rental or terms or conditions :
for renting housing.
*In advertising the sale or rental of housing.
In financing of housing.
*In the provision of real estate brokerage
*In the tactics of block busting.
City of Wewahitchka will receive, investigate and
seek to conciliate complaints of housing discrim-
ination. Fair and impartial hearings are assured
and both administrative and appellant relief
opportunities are provided. -
For further information, contact City of
Wewahitchka, P. 0. Box 966, Wewahitchka,'
Florida 32465, phone number (850) 639-2605, or
contact the following:
1-800-342-8170 State Hotline
1-800-424-8590 Federal Hotline :0
City of Wewahitchka is an equal opportunity/fair
Itc, August 17, 2000.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, /
Florida Statutes, the following applications) for 0
water use permits) has (have) been received by the
Northwest Florida Water Management District: .
Application number I 05911 filed 07/31/20.00
St. Joe Timberland Company, Stephen M. Shea.
P. 0. Box 908, Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of
14,583,333 gallons per day from the
Brothers River and the Apalachicola River for
Water Based Recreation use by an existing
General withdrawal locations) in Gulf County:
T6S. R8W, Sec. 7D
Application number I 05912 filed 08/01/2Q00
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club. P. 0. Box 99.
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 '
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of 1,100,400
Gallons per day from the Floridan Aquifer
System for Golf Course Irrigation use by an s
General withdrawal locations) in Gulf County;
TOSS, R11W. Sec. 2
Interested persons may object to or comment upon
the applications or submit a t iten request for a,
copy of the sta'l rep:ornilsl contairung proposed
agency acuon regarding the applihcuonlis b writing
to the Division of Resource Regulation of the
Nonhrhet Flornda Wiler Management Disinct. 152
Water Management Dnie. Havana. Fionda 32333.
9700, but such comments or requests must be,
received by 5 o'clock p.m. on August 31, 2000
No further public notice will be provided regarding
this Itheiel appllcauonlsl Publicadon of this nouce'
constututei ronsru uive notice o1' thi, permit apphl-
cation to all &ubsLanually affected persons A copy o0,
the staff reports must be requested in order to.
remain advised of further proceedmgo and any pub-
lich hearing date Substantially affected persons are,
ended to request an adminlritrauve hearing regard.-
ing the proposed agency action b utrrutnng a writ.
ten request according to the provisions of 40A-.
I 521. Florida Admmisusauve Code Nouces of,
Proposed A.en,, Acuon will be nailrd ornl to per-.
son, who haje rtleti such requests I
itc August 17. 2000
NOTICE IS HEREBY' GIVEN that the Gulf'
County Board of C ount3 Conrrmnisioner, till hold a
publicc hearing to c..,n.ider adopuon of an ordinance
Aith the following udle
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE GULF
COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER:-".'
PROVIDING FOR DUTIES OF THE CODE "
ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. PROVIDING FOR,
NOTICE AND CITATION OF VIOLATION. PRO '
V1DING FOR HEARINGS BEFORE SPECIAL
MASTER PROVIDING FOR METHOD OF.
RESOLUTION OF CODE VIOLATION CITA. -
TiONS. FROIDING FOR SEPARATE CITA.
TiONS FOR NONCCONFORMING VIOLATORS;
PROVIDING FOR COrFENTS OF CITATION:
PROVIDING FOR NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
TO VIOLATORS OF SPECIAL MASTER HEAR-
ING; PROVIDING FOR IMPOSITION BY SPE-
CIAL MASTER OF: PENALTY AND COSTS;:
PROVIDING POWERS FOR SPECIAL MASTER
HEARINGS PROVIDING UENS FOR NON-
COMPLIANT %OLATORS. PROVIDING FOR
APPELLATE REVEW OF SPECIAL MASTER
FINDINGS PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIU'TY
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete ordinance on file in the Clerk's Office "
The public hearing will be held at 6:05 p.m.. E.D.T.
on September 12., 2000 in the County
Commissioners meeting room at the Gullf Count)
Courthouse in Pon St Joe. Florida
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN,,
BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
2tc. August 17 and 24, 2000.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gull' Countty School
Board proposes to amend and and adopt polie, as pro,
vided for in the Admiuntrauve Procedures Act lor
the purpose of bnngung said policies -too compliance
with Flonrida Statutes and State Boara of Education
Summary: The fioIllIowriig a bnel descnpuon of
each proposal change
Pupil Progression Plan
Code of Conduct
Economic Impact: These proposals will result .n
no direct costs asoclaled with munplementanor,
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT
Time: 600PM E T
Date Tuesday. September 12 2000
Place: Board Ror.m Gulf Count) School Board
150 Miodle School Road
Port St Joe. FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be u.spect-
-d during regular offltct hours at r-e Gullf County
School Board Oilice. 150 Middle School Rd Port St
Specol legal authonry under which the adopuon Is .
authbnzed and the law being implemented and
Interpreted are made specific .,.'
The addition and changes are proposed by Sara'Joe
Wooten. Director of Curriculum and Human
Resources and appr.oed for considerauon by Jerry
E Kelley Supennterndent
Pupil Progression Plan
Code of Conduct
2tc, August 10 and 17, 2000.
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