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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 24, 2000
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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USPS 518-880
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR, NUMBER 52


TOURNEYS-HOOK,
LINE & SINKER....
SLAM Saltwater........ P 7A
iFlathead ............. ....P. 1B
Kingfish .................. P. 8A
Buddy Bass .............P. 3B
Raw Bar Round-Up.... P. 1C
Gridiron Season Kicks Off
Friday! See Sports on Page 8A
Hurricane Preparedness
Before Disaster Strikes! Pages 4-68
School NeWS Read Page 3C
Hurricane Tracking Chart P. 7A'
Obituaries Page 78
Law Enforcement Activities
City & County oh Pages 2-38
Junior Deputies See age 7A



Election


"2000"


Edition


Planned
Next week's edition of The
Star will Feature a special section
focusing on Election "2000."
The Star staff has spent the
past few months brainstorming
this feature in an effort to help
voters learn a little more about
the candidates. Eaih of the caridl-
ai/ *'. dates 'rfto' will appear "'on--the
"2000" election ballots has been
asked to participate in this candi-
date review. They will be given the
opportunity to respond in writing
to questions about themselves,
why they are seeking office, whey
should electors make them their
choice.,as well as plans and goals
if 'elected.
The review will include a
photo of each candidate for office.
Various stories concerning
the election will also be included
along with sample ballots outlin-
ing for voters what they can
ekcpect to see on the ballots.
Early Advertising Deadline
The Star's political advertis-
ing deadline has been abbreviated
(See ELECTION on Page 3A)

Political Forum at
Lake Alice Park
This Saturday
Wewahitchka's Chamber of
Commerce and Wewahitchka
State Bank are sponsoring a polit-
ical rally this Saturday at Lake
Alice Park in Wewahitchka.
Candidates running for all coun-
ty-wide offices and in the District
i commission race have been
invited to participate.
The speaking format will
include five minutes each for can-
didates, 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. Free hamburgers 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.

Gulf Down to 5.9%
Unemployment
SGulf County's unemployment
statistics have continued to
improve over the past few
months.
In June, t Gulf checked in at
number eight in the state, with
7.1% unemployment. July's pre-
liminary rankings show Gulf at
#11 in the state with 5.9% unem-
ployment rate.
According to statistics
released by the Florida
Department of Labor and
Employment Security, Gulf
County had the greatest over-the-
year decline thus far this year at
13,5 percentage points.


The Star On Line at http:Hw'ww.StarFL.com
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 3245d THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2000


G.C. Shipbuilding Gets Permits


Opens Way For Jobs; DEP and COE Ok'd Plans for Site Development


It has been anticipated for
several. weeks that the
Department of Environmental
Protection and Corps of Engineers
permits would be approved for
Gulf County Shipbuilding. Those
permits were recently ok'd by
both groups, paving the way for
full site development which will
lead to full scale production and
additional jobs for Gulf County.
Twenty employees are already
hard at work at the company's.
plant located along the Gulf
County Canal. Company presi-,
dent John Dixon estimated that
the first Uniquely designed
SWATH dive cruise ships to be
built in Gulf County is already
approximately 10% constructed
by local workers at the firm's loca-
tion.
Dixon estimated that 61
'workers would be employed when
the shipyard gets into full produc-
tion after the boat basin and slip-
way are constructed. He predicts
it will take two months to dig the
200' x 300' basin and construct a
rail slipway 600' long by 80' wide.
As the site develops, Dixon
said employees will be added as
needed. The dive cruise ship cur-
rently under construction will be
placed on the rail slipway as soon
as it is built.


Nekton Rorqual, when com-
pleted will be the second of sever-
al ships being planned to join the
Nekton dive cruise fleet.
Construction will take place along
the slipway which' leads to the


Long Process
t It has been over two years
since John Dixon first made con-
tact expressing desires to locate
his plant in Gulf County.
IApproximately two years of that


plete and full scale operations will
be underway,, a 1.9 mile road
should soon be constructed lead-
ing to the site. The St. Joe
Company has deeded the roadway
over to Gulf County and state
grant funds have been approved'
based upon the number of jobs
being, created by Gulf County:
Shipbuilding and a sister dry
docking company.
Three Ships Currently On
Schedule
Dixon said at least three'
ships are scheduled to be con-
structed at the site over the next


two years. Nekton Rorqual is
under construction now. It will be
followed by a SWATH designed
yacht which will be marketed by
Gulf County Shipbuilding. Then,
work will begin on the third
Nekton dive cruise ship.
Expanding Market
Marketing the SWATH design
is very much in the plans for the
company's future. As has been
reported in past issues of The
Star, the SWATH designed vessel
rides up to eight times more sta-
(See SHIPBUILDING on Page
3A)


TRIM.Not O es



Set To GqOuOt


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The Nekton Rorqual (artist's rendering shown above) is the
first of many dive cruise ships to be constructed at the site.


launch site in the boat basin.
Approximately 60,000 cubic feet
of sand will be removed for con-
struction of the basin and slip-
way.


time span he spent actively pur-
suing the Department of
Environmental. Protection and
Corps of Engineers permits.
Now that the process is com-


Public Hearings, Water, and


Voting To]
Gulf County commissioners
"worked their way through a busy
agenda Tuesday evening handling
three public hearings and 10 bid
openings to go along with their
other business items.
None of the three public hear-
ings drew much attention from
the public. An ordinance amend-
ing Gulfs Comprehensive Plan
was read for the first time. It
addresses interlocal agreements.
conservation, coastal manage-
ment, and traffic circulation.
The board also heard first
reading of an ordinance establish -
ing Gulf County Code
Enforcement Officer and outlining
his duties.
A public hearing was also
held proposing to name the Bay
County Housing Authority as


p County's Agenda
Gulfs provider/bonding agent, for ''""ompany for water-based recre-
low "intistF.hbUslng-'programns.---' atiar- by -an existing facility (the
The Escambia County Housing old M&K Ranch site near Howard
Authority was also at the meeting Creek). The company is continu-
seeking consideration for the ser-, ing to develop the area for water-
vice. The board agreed, to hold a fowl management.
public hearing for that group also During a telephone conversa-
before making a decision as to tion with St. Joe Timberland
which group to partner with. President Clay Smallwood
Oppose Water Use Wednesday morning, he pointed


The board took a position
opposing a permit request by St.
Joe Timberland Company to with-
draw up to 14.5 million gallons of
water per day from the
Apalachicola and Brothers River.
Board members discussed the
extreme low. levels of the river and
were concerned about a proposal
that would reduce water flows to
that magnitude.
The request was made by the


out that the company already has
a permit for approximately two-
thirds of the 14.5 million gallons
requested.
But, plans are underway to
Increase the wetlands habitat Inr
the area by approximately 1.000
acres-500 acres for refuge area
and 500 acres for waterfowl hunt-
ing which will require more water.
(See COUNTY on Page 3A)


Gulf County Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert is in the
process of mailing out 13,476
notices of proposed taxes to
county property owners. Local
residents should b.e receiving
their notices by Monday, August
28th, and out-of-town owners a
few days later.
The appraiser, pursuant to
Florida Statute 200.069, is
required to send out the notices
on behalf of the local taxing
authorities.
The TRIM ("Truth In Millage")
letters are not the actual bill, but
the official notification of pro-
posed property taxes. They are
mailed-out to inform taxpayers of
the market value of the assessed
value of their property, any
exemptions they are entitled to,
and the proposed tax rates estab-
lished by the various taxing
authorities.
"The only change in the form
from the past several years,"
Colbert stated, "is the additional
lines for the senior exemption."
The county and the cities of Port
St Joe and Wewahitchka passed
ordinances granting additional
exemptions to homestead owners
over 65 whose combined income
is less than $20.000.
The Appraiser also noted that.
the total assessed value for Gulf
County is up $75 million dollars
over the last year. When. asked
about the addition. Colbert
responded, "It is a very big
increase, fueled in large part by
new construction and the rising
price of land close to the water."
"We continue to be amazed at.
the premium prices being paid for.
property along the coast. For
.someone to pay $5,000 per front
foot for any vacant property is


mind boggling to me. but it s hap-
pening."
Colbert listed some growth in


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Property Appraiser Kesley
Colbert displays a TRIM notice.
the Wewahitchka 'area, re-sales of
existing homes and a ,rise in
prices for commercial property as
contributing to the increase.,
"We don't set the values here,"
,Colbert added,, "We reflect what-
ever the market is doing. The
increases in this year's property
values are a direct result of those
rising prices."
If you have any question
about the' assessment or any
exemption you feel you may be
entitled to, you can call the prop-
erty appraiser's office at 229-
61.15.
If you have a question con-
(See TRIM on Page 3SA)


Robinson Explains


Who Can Vote In UPC's


Heilig-Meyers Files Bankruptcy


Local workers at Hellig-
Meyers Company in Port St. Joe
got a surprise when they heard
late last week that the company
has filed for Chapter 11 bank-
ruptcy protection. Even worse
news though, was,.that the local
store was one of the 302 that will
be closing over the next few
months.
A total of 4,400 workers will
be laid off because of the compa-
ny-wide store closures.


According to the company's
web site, 2,000 or so of the com-
pany's employees, impacted by
the closures, will receive notices
beginning next week-that their
jobs have been eliminated.
Additional notices will follow.
The closing of 302 stores rep-
.resents nearly one-third of the
company's 873 store chain. Much
of the verbage on the company's
web page talks about selling of $1
billion in installment contracts to


First Union Bank at a discount
rate.
The Port St. Joe store has
reduced, its numbers from 10 to
seven employees over the past few
months. How soon the store will
close or what process might be
followed has not yet been
announced.
Other area Heilig-Meyers
stores have also been named in
the list of stores that will be clos-
ing.


Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections Cora Sue Robinson
would like to remind citizens that
in 1998 voters, approved a change
to the Florida Constitution that.
allowed for Universal Primary'
Contests (UPC).
It states that if the only can-
didates in a race are of the same
party, and there is no other oppo-
sition for the General Election,
then all voters, regardless of aw
affiliation. may vote in that con-
test during the parima.
This is different from the
usual Closed Primary system
that Florida has, whereby only
voters of a particular party can
vote in that party's primary.
For the September 5th prima-
ry, Gulf County ballots will only
have two UPC races-Clerk of
Circuit Court and Superintendent
of Schools, and they are designat-
ed on the sample ballot which will
appear in next week's special edi-
tion of The Star. These two races
are county-wide races and all vot-
ers will be able to vote.
"To view all Gulf County bal-
lots," voters may visit our web site


at votegulf.com," Robinson
said.
Photo Identification A Must
Voters are reminded to
remember to take a photo identifi-
cation with them to the polls to
complete their balloting privilege.
Anyone who does not have a
photo identification is asked to
please contact the Supervisor of
Elections Office in the Gulf
County Courthouse. or by phone
at 229-6117 or 639-5069, and
they will assist you in getting one.
Window Of Opportunity-7 To 7
Be sure to make plans to cast
your vote at polls across the
county during the hours of 7:00
a.m. (ET) to 7:00 p.m. (ET) per
Florida Statute 100.011, which
states "the time shall be regulated
by the customary time in stan-
dard use in the county seat of the
locality."
If you are new to the area and
this will be your first voting
opportunity, but you're not sure
of the location of your polling
facility, be sure to contact
Robinson's office at the phone
numbers listed above for that
information.


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The Star


PAGE TWO THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2000


Editorial Commentary Columns Written by Willie Ramsey, Editor



Take Your




Trash With



You Please!

Last year, I attended a joint Apalachicola River meeting
that included in attendance Senator Bob Graham,
Congressman Allen Boyd, Army Corps of Engineers top brass
Secretary Westphal, Florida Department of Environmental
Protection representatives, and a host of other folks from all
along the boundaries of the waterway.
The main thrust of the meeting was whether to continue
dredging for a navigable channel, damage to. the riverway and
tributaries created because of dredging practices, and what's
going to be done. about the mess left behind.
Senator Graham and Congressman Boyd had obviously
applied some "gentle" pressure aimed at helping the Corps be a
little more agreeable to some of the requests and concerns
about .past, future, and long term effects of damage to the
Apalachicola River by dredging. The piling up of mountains of
dredge spoil which has stopped up sloughs and changed the
complexion of the waterway was also a major point of dis-
cussed.
Maintaining a navigable waterway along 50 miles of river
long ago proved to be a poor use of taxpayer's money. An eco-
nomic return of,40t for each dollar spent to dredge and keep
the channel'open hardly seems like prudent management of
taxpayers' dollars.
Recent drought conditions coupled with some plans from up
north (Georgia) about reducing the flow of the Apalachicola
River by ,20% so Atlanta residents can have more water in Lake
Lanier have brought even more emphasis back to the
Apalachicola.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers put a hold on any plans to
reduce flow because the Endangered Species Act says it would
be breaking the law. Flows could still be reduced,, but an
impact study would have to be held and ok'd before it could
happen.
Anyway, Senator Graham has jumped on the side of river
conservationists who have sought to stop the waste of funds
and damage to the waterway.
One of the corrective items suggested by Senator Graham
was a study that would, among other things, explore opportu-
nities for environmental restoration of the riverway. The Corps
of Engineers has already made overtures concerning restora-
tion of the area, so this is no neyz concept.
In his letter, Graham refers to 25 miles of natural riverbank
i[hihabitat that has been converted to sandbar habitat through
dredging practices of the Corps. He also spells out "severe envi-
ronmental impact" caused by the Corps.
While it's really good to hear about these promising devel-
opments concerning the riverway, we also have a responsibility
to keep a watchful eye on what occurs after the'Corps pulls out.
After the river meeting mentioned at the beginning of this
'column, my wife and I went out for supper at an Apalachicola
restaurant. As luck would have it, we found ourselves seated at
a table right next to one of those governmental representatives
overseeing the meeting.
I won't divulge his name because he was just passing on
friendly "off the record", advice concerning future river statis-
tics.
He leaned over and under his breath said, "Keep the pres-
sure on," explaining that the wheels move slow, but the
squeaky one will .eventually get,oiled.
A lot of folks all along the riverway have kept the heat on.'
Some of them have been more visible than others, but each
group or person, inihis/her owvn way.has made important con-
tributions to the process. It appears we're now approaching the
final phases of this process-restoration let's not forget to.
thank those who have helped with the process thus far, while
we-"Keep the, pressure onl"


Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbrt.



1 Hanging With The Girls


"Mr. Kesley, I had a vision."
My heart kinda stopped. Katie
Elizabeth has been known to have
some "far out" visions.
"I think we are suppose to go
on a back-to-school shopping
trip."
"We could go to Tallahassee,"
Freckles was catching a "glimpse,"
"they have two malls over there!"
The Rachel that always thinks
big chimed in, "We could take the
church van and make a whole day
of it!"
"Well girls, we'll study on it." I
gave them my most polite Sunday
School answer. But I'm thinking,
Are you people nuts? I ain't going
to Tallahassee unless it's a
national emergency I don't go
shopping with my own family
Why would I take a bunch of wild,
teenagers anywhere on my day'
offl I'm only teaching this class
because they can't get anyone
else. ..
We left early last Saturday
morning. Me and the girls.
'Shopping! It's.amazing what you


do someumes in the name ol the
Lord.
"Just exactly what are we
looking for?" I'd asked Sarah Ruth
as she climbed into the van.
'Oh, nothing in particular.
We're just shopping. Isn't it great'
I chewed on that for a few
miles. I don't reckon I'd ever been
"just shopping." I need a three-
quarter inch shut off valve for my
water line, I go down to the hard-
ware and pick one up. If I need
shaving cream, I. go to the nearest
shaving cream place. I don't look
for hats, or shirts or concrete pil-
ings, I get my shaving cream and
go home.
Even at. Christmas, I'm not
going to spend fifteen minutes just
looking. Cathy's car needs front
tires .... what a timely and prac-
tical gift . Listen, I've got an
idea or'I don't go to the stores
I was thinking more than dri-
ving ....
The other Rachel leaned for-
ward, "Mr. Kes, the gas pedal is the
long skinny one on the right!",
I got to chewing some, more. I
had brothers. -I had sons. Mother
thinks 1940's. My wife is a product
of the mixed-up '60's and polyester
'70's. I don't know the first thing
about new millennium teenage
girls!
And here I am on my first


shopping trip ever with a bunch of
them!
I knew they didn't roughhouse
like boys. And I needed to be extra
polite and genteel and nice. Maybe
f I kmnda eavesdropped on their
conversation I could learn .
"They shot him twice right in
the stomach. The blood musta
been going everywhere!"
"One guy got the snot beat out
of him."
"Did you hear about the elder-
ly lady that was taking her driving
test and hit the gas instead .of the
brake-she ran right through the
wall of the license office."
The seats behind me erupted
with laughter.
They weren't exactly dis-
cussing which fork went with tea
and crumpets. Or how to drop one
and pearl two I made a men-
tal note not to turn my back on
this group!
When. we got' to Tallahassee, I
let Katie Elizabeth drive. It was her
"vision" .I hate all those cars rush-
ing every which way and that van
is so.big .
They hit that first mall, on the
run. "We'll meet you by the food
court elevator at twelve-thirty for
lunch."
They disappeared into the
mass of humanity crowding
through the halls. I passed a shoe
store as I fought my way toward


the Iood court. Cathy had men-
tioned needing a pair of sandals.
I spent a few moments, browsing
around and found a pair that did-
n't look half bad.
"SIxt-nine dollars," the whip-
pet of a sales clerk sounded like
that was some kind of bargain.
"Ma'am, that ain't but four
straps of leather and a six inch
rubber sole!" I didn't even bring
sixty-nine bucks! I moseyed on
toward the food place, my shop-
ping done for this day.
I sat down by the elevator. I
only had'an hour and a half left till
lunch. I hadn't been there long
when a cool dude sporting a brand
new pair of Asics Kayano's strolled
by.
"Nice shoes."
"Thanks. Big sale at the Fifiish
Line."
I checked my watch.: Time was
moving kinda slow. I headed down
toward where he'd pointed. I might
as well covet a new pair of running
shoes while; Iwaited. They had the
pair I wanted.& In my size. On sale.
I didn't have any money.
"Sir,do' you have a credit
card?"' '"
"Well, sure." Cathy got two
cards years ago when she :signed
us up.1 I've never 'used it; Until
now! ...
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


Terrible Accidents, By Their Nature, Make Them More Terrible


I SAW IN LAST week's paper
where Gulf County School Board
member David Byrd has with-
drawn his name from the race.
Byrd was' getting into his
twelfth year, and gave ill health as
his reason for his bowing out.
Byrd had a stroke a few years
ago and some folks thought the
stroke incapacitated him. But, he
filled the School Board seat well
and capably while doing a good,
job.
I've had strokes and,
although they are no fun to have,
they don't incapacitate ,your
brain. One can think about as
well as ever. It's just 'the motor
skills which are affected.. Your
brain can tell your body time after
time to perform a certain task
and it just won't do it.
I know how he feels and he
probably feels he just isn't doing
a good enough job for the people.'
He feels as if he isn't serving his
constituents well enough.


I WISH I COULD get out in
the river now. It's probably got
some interesting tales to tell,
There's already the tales to
tell of the old St. Joseph and Iola
railroad piling sticking out of the
water just south of the 'Dead
Lakes Bridge. Just think of all
that old history. The piling of the
first steam railroad in Florida.
I've seen the piling, sticking
above the'water line before, but
it's never failed to inspire me
before.
I'd just like to ride the river
and see the old steamboats.which
have struck logs and sank. Some
of the old boats had a colorful


history, and the men that sailed
them had a colorful history, too.

THINK OF THE Confederate
submarine, Hummel, recently
recovered from off the coast of
North Carolina.
The first submarine ever
built.
What made those men get,
inside and give it the motor power
it needed to travel underwater?
They hand-cranked it to its desti-
nation and then rammed it into a
union gunboat, sinking it.
They likely knew it was a 'sui-
cide mission, but they volun-
teered to go anyhow.


A few months -ago, I saw a
TNT movie of the building of the
boat and its one and only mis-
sion.
The men were all volunteers.
As is the case with most volunteer
visions, they had more to volun-
teer than needed.

THOSE UNFORTUNATE men
in the Russian submarine have
our sympathy; Russia has no res-
cue means for getting men out of
submarines. When their nation
turned down an offer of aid from
the U.S. and England, I know I
would have sort of felt harsh
toward my nation for turning
down any offer of aid in such a
situation.
That must be a helpless feel-
ing to find yourself in. To be
trapped at the bottom of the
ocean and not be able to do any-
thing, about it except lie in wait,
not moving for fear of using up
any oxygen.
I'd want my government to


take advantage of everything they
could to get me out.
There's something about 116
men just lying in wait for death to
come.

THE SAME THING happened
in the crash of the Concorde when
118 people died and there seemed
to be nothing which could be
done about it.
When Concorde and the two
submarines decided to crash,
they just went ahead and
crashed; no matter the helpless
people inside and how horrible
the crashes are.'
I remember the sinking of the
submarine Squalus several years
ago, in the Atlantic Ocean. People
were horrified then, too.
A crew was trapped under
tons of water, without much of a
chance to get them out. Several of
the men were interviewed follow-
ing the Russian sinking and testi-
fied to the fact that they had all
but given up any hopes for sur-


vival.
But, some of the men were
alive and well, using rescue
machinery the Russians are
using today. Also, the British are
moving in with sophisticated res-
cue equipment..'
So, maybe there is a chan ce.
We think the thing wltich
:makes the accidents so tragic
when they happen, is the fact
that there is, for all practical pur-
poses, no hope of survival: for
anyone.

THE SINKING OF the Titanic
was a tragedy like the others.
There was no hope of survival
for the victims. But, by superhu-
man efforts by rescue people,
people were saved-somehow
-someway!
Even the Titanic had a num-
ber of survivors.
So, don't give up hope for the
Russian sailors, yet. All hope is
not gone. A miracle could still be
performed.


-THE STAR-
US.PHS 51880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
"Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
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The Friends of the Gulf
County Public Library, Inc. will be
featuring a copy of Rubylea Hall's
book, The Great Tide at its used
book sale during the Scallop
Festival.
The novel of a boom town Gulf
port during the 1830's and 1840's
is a story of plantation life on
Northwest Florida's coast, and
has aroused great interest in our
area since publication.
However, The Great Tide is
now out of print, but there is one
copy available for ,the Friends
book sale. '
Originally selling for $20, you
will be afforded the opportunity to
spend just $1 donation on a
chance to win this book, which Is
in excellent condition. Tickets can
also be purchased at the Port St.
Joe Library prior to the used book
sale running September 1,.2, and
S3, during the Scallop Festival. The
winning name will be drawn
* Sunday, September 3.
Please visit your "Friends" at
the festival and browse through
the interesting selection of books
for sale. The following are just a
few of the titles:
The Wrath and the Wind (out:
of print), written, by Alexander
-.Key, These 'Good Men (First
Edition), by Michael- Norman,
about friendships forged during
Sthe "Vietnam War. Spanish
Exploration in the Southwest,
1542-1706 ,(out ,of print) by
SHerbert Bolton, Caribbean (First
Edition), by James ,Michener,


Kesley

"' (From Page 2)

I was swinging my brand new
shoes over my head when I met the
girls. I was proud of my purchase.
"Let's eat." The smart Rachel
was herding us together.,
Se "I'm starving," Freckles was
Steady.
"There's a restaurant
il upstairs." Sarah Ruth was already
on the move.
They didn't even seem to
notice or care that I had made my
first ever just shopping purchase.
*; You'd a'thought it all very routine
to them.
~~ "What are you having. Mr.
5 Kes?"
Now, I know girls are dainty
eaters. I didn't want to make them
uncomfortable. Those ribs looked
n mighty good-but I need to do the
right thing here. I ordered the
lunch salad. I didn't want to pig
out like some wild Bohemian.
The first Rachel ordered the
All-American hamburger plate
with every thing on it. Sarah Ruth
had the big bacon cheeseburger
i special. Katie E. got a Texas size
piece of meat drowning in mush-
rooms. Freckles asked for the
biggest sandwich they had. The
Rachel that sat by me got the buf-
falo chicken wings bucket ....
f They all ordered extra french
,fries and straw fries and side trips
to the salad bar. We could have fed
everybody on board the Titanic for
weeks
Before I could get the dressing
spread on my very plain and kinda
tiny salad . Katie had wolfed
down her whole meal and was eye-
ing some of the other plates.
You know. I might a'had the
wrong idea about little girls all
these years ....
And The Day Ain't
Over Yet,
Kes
Next Week-Rachel
Shows Her Good Side


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National Watercraft Collection, by
Howard Chapelle (out of print)
(the Smithsonian's collection. of
illustrated ship models of
American Naval Architecture),
and Bourne Ultimatum (First
Edition), by Robert Ludlum.
There are many more books of
varied interest., including cook-


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books, kids books, paperbacks,
health and medicine, religious
books, etc. Go by the St. Joe Motel
during the Scallop Festival-look
for the big banner! Go see your
"Friends" organization at work-
remember, when you help the
"Friends of the Library," you are
helping to keep the public library
as a valuable community asset.


Shipbuilding From Page 1


ble than traditionally designed
boats. More stability equates to a
smoother ride and a less likeli-
hood of motion sickness or sea
sickness.
This Is achieved by construct-
ing the vessel on two submarine-
like pontoons. The two pontoons
can be totally submerged, partial-


Election
--From Page 1
to 12:00 noon on Monday, August
28th, for the August 31st paper in
order to allow additional produc-
tion time for this edition of the
paper. '
As always, The Star has and
will remain neutral in all local
campaigns. Hopefully, this fea-
ture will help voters as they seek
to make choices about whom is
best qualified and will do the best
job of representing them In the
future.

TRIM

-From Page 1
cerning any budget or your taxes,
you should contact the taxing
authorities. The taxing authorities
are the county commissioners.
the school board, the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District, and the cities of Port' St.
Joe and Wewahltchka.
The scheduled budget hearing
sites and dates are listed on the
TRIM notices.


ly submerged. or ride on the sur-
face of the water by using pumps
to fill the interior of the flotations
with sea water.
All of this is done based upon
wave conditions during the trips.
The pontoon depth is regulated to
achieve the optimum fuel efficien-
cy and ride comfort.
Excellent Workforce
Dixon couldn't say enough
good things about the local work-
force employed at the shipyard.
He explained, "This has been a
start-up opportunity under
extremely tough conditions while
dealing with very hot tempera-
tures, and they have worked'
extremely well through it all."
-Only a county development
permit and septic tank work are
remaining to be completed as part
of regulatory requirements.


GC Friends of the Library Fund


Raiser Features "The Great Tide"


Seafood Festival Changes


This year the Florida Seafood
Festival Committee has decided to
not' Invite commercial food ven-
dors to the Seafood Festival.
Instead, area non-profit groups
will cook and serve all of the food
sold at the festival. All of the
seafood will be purchased from .
local seafood houses. Area non-
profit groups that have been
involved with the festival for sev-3
eral years has been chosen to:
cook and serve the food so that:
they can earn money for their
organizations. The Apalachicola
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce '
will have a booth.


Write

Letters to the Editor ...


Wants Street Name Changed-
Dear Editor: deep concern over the social prob-
This letter, is in response to lems that deprived the North Port
your August 3rd news article, St. Joe community of positive
titled "Leave Name As Is," printed growth. Our major social problem
in the city commissioners' min- was the black-on-black crimes
utes. committed on the segregated
street of Martin Luther King. Jr.
I would like to assert my dill- Boulevard that claimed the lives
gent efforts in assisting the of many young and elderly citi-
Brothers and Sisters of the Sun zens. The Injuries sustained by
local Chapter to eliminate the some citizens have caused them
rapidly increasing violence and to become dependnt on society
crimes committed on Martin d unable to be successfully
Luther King (MLK), Jr. Boulevard employed
and in our community. The employed.
repeated violence is alarming and When we have an underclass
frightening, and it prompts a of people such as those that
plan-of-strategy necessary for the would grow if changing the street
street name to be change to reflect name will uplift and enrich the.
the men and women law officers lives of our youth by keeping the
who gave unselfishly 'of them- spirits of our African-American
selves to make North Port St. Joe Law Officers alive, and a greater
a better community. 'opportunity to produce jobs: who
gains? '
Several months prior to July The question of conscience is,
memorial event and prior .to who gains if the street name is left
County Commissioner Peters basis?
appearance before the City corn- Yours in Christian Love for
missioners' meeting, numerous North ort St. Joe
public meetings were announced
and held by citizens who express Amy Shackleford


All of 'the money spent on
supplies and earned by the non-
profit g aups stay locally. Of
course, this concept is fully sup-
ported by the Chamber of
Commerce; however, it will not be
easy. The booth will need workers
from Friday, 12:00 noon until
9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 11:00
a.m until 9:00 p.m., and Sunday
from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.,
with between eight to 15 people.
Forty-five volunteers will be
needed over the weekend. The
booth will be serving coleslaw,
hushpuppies and beans.
Other community festivals
have done this and have been very
successful. It will take some
enthusiastic, dedicated 'volun-
teers. Please sign-up for a few
. hours over the weekend. It will be
hard work. but it will bemfun.

T SM TI


From Page 1


County
Smallwood was quick to point
out that the company was not
currently extracting water from
the river due to low water levels.
Furthermore, he stated the com-
pany would not resume pumping
under its current permits until
such time that water levels would
allow and logic permitted.
The water use request was
made to the Northwest Florida
Water Management District.
Interested persons can respond to
the permit request by writing the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District.
Blackwell Recognized
Over the past few years. many
efforts have been made to protect
the Apalachicola Riverway.
Marilyn Blackwell has been at the
forefront of that battle.
County commissioners fol-
lowed a request by Commissioner
John Stanley to pass a resolution
recognizing her efforts to help
save the Apalachicola River and
establishment of the "Help Save
The River" group.
The koard unanimously
agreed to the recommendation
and further thanked her for her
.work. Recent Indications are very
Promising that dredging along the
river may be stopped and restora-
tion efforts could get underway.
Supervisor of Elections
Supervisor of Elections Cora
Sue Robinson met with the board
and outlined what voters could
expe t on the upcoming


September 5th primary ballot,
and some of the new rules and
laws that were in effect.
She pointed out that there
would be a total of 11 different
ballot styles for the election by the
time Democrat, Republican, and
Non-Partisan ballots were sepa-
rated and single member district
races were applied to the ballots
for those areas.
Universal Primary Contest
was also explained. Robinson said
voters passed an amendment to
the Florida Constitution in 1998
which simply says if candidates
running for an elected position
are of the same party. then repre-
sentatives of all parties can vote
on those tickets.
Cases In Point
Gulf County Superintendent
of Schools has two candidates of
the same party running-Jerry
Kelly (D) and Martha Weimorts
(D)-so both' candidates will
appear on all ballots.
Clerk of the Circuit Court is
the other example on Gulfs bal-
lot. Four candidates'-Doug
Birmingham, Ted Cannon, Keith
Jones, and John Stanley-names
will appear on all Gulf County
ballots.
Robinson predicted that
because of the large number of


Medicare Covers Preventative

Prostate Cancer Exams-and More!


Did .you kow that as 'a
Medicare beneficiary 'our benefits
include preventive health ser-
vices? These range from cancer
screenings to bone mass mea-
surements.
Among the newest Medicare-
covered health benefits' are
. prostate cancer screening tests.
On January 1 Medicare began
paying for these benefits for all
men age 50 and over who receive
Medicare. For the digital rectal
examination, Medicare will pay
80% of the Medicare approved
amount after the yearly Part B
deductible is met. The prostate
specific antigen (PSA) blood test is
also covered, and there is no coin-
surance and no Part B deductible
for the PSA. Medicare will allow
both tests once every year.
Other cancer screenings
include mammogram screenings
once a year-for women age 40 and
older: The goal is to detect breast
cancer in the early stages. Pap
smears and pelvic examinations
are also' covered by Medicare.
Screenings for cancer of the colon
and rectum consist of fecal occult
blood tests (covered every year)
and flexible sigmoidoscopy tests
(covered once every four years).
Persons at high risk for colon can-
cer are eligible for additional tests.
Medicare beneficiaries can
also take advantage of bone mass
measurements, pneumonia and
flu vaccinations, and diabetes
monitoring. For a complete list of
the preventive health services pro-
vided by Medicare and informa-


SAVINGS


See Life.

See Right.

See The Eye

Center! /


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tion about co-payments, check
your Medicare & You 2000 hand-
book. If you need a handbook or
.have Medicare Rights questions.
call Florida Medical Quality
Assurance, Inc.i the. Medicare
Peer Review Organization in Flori-
da. at 1-800-844-0795.

Noma Community
Reunion Notice
The annual Noma Community
Reunion will be held in the 'town
hall building on Saturday.
September 2. The town hall will
open at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will
, be served at 12:00 noon.
All past and present residents
and their friends are cordially
invited to attend. People planning
to attend are asked to bring a
well-filled basket of their favorite
dishes. Also, please bring tea, if
that is the beverage of you prefer.
Soft drinks, ice, cups', plates, and
eating utensils will be furnished.
This gathering, held on the
Saturday before Labor Day,
strengthens the bonds of .friend-
ship and lets the memories of the
past, renew Lies with the land that
once nourished its residents and
walk among the graves of dear
departed kinsmen.,
Anyone desiring additional
information is urged to contact
Bill Williams at (850) 547-3062, or
write him at 1690 Mosser'Lane,
Bonifay, FL 32425.


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candidates running, the turn-out
could be as high as 80% for the
first primary election.
In Other Business
*Agreed to write a letter
requesting Dead Lakes State Park
and boat landing be deeded over
to the county. Conversations with
the state have led to Jcomments
that the state may be willing to
give the 83 acre park to the coun-
ty if the request is made. Work is
needed on the landing area and
the county would be willing to
take care of that project.
*Agreed to purchase' a new
siren for Howard Creek Volunteer
Fire Department at a cost of
$6.395.
*Discussed accepting a pro-
posed site for a satellite branch
location of the South Gulf County
Volunteer Fire Department near
Barrier Dunes and Sea Cliffs at
the Cape. The fire department's
second truck would be housed at
that site for quicker response. if
all the details are worked out.
*Decided to move forward ,
with applications for a toad grant ,
at Costin Airport property. The
roadway would extend approxi-
mately one mile.
*Agreed to hire North Florida
Medical Center as Gulf County
Jail Medical Director at a cost of
$1,200 per month.


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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2000


Perry Hospital Gets New CEO,


GT Corn recently recognized customer service associates for their years of service and specific -con-
tributions to the company. Linda Wood, External Affairs Manager (far left) recognized Joyce Cotter -. 25
years, Susan Clark 20 years, Val Thomas 25 years, Pam Faircloth 10 years and Linda Myers 20 years.


Morgan and,
Madison Leighann Griffin

It's A Girl!
Morgan Griffin is excited to
announce the arrival of her baby
sister, Madison Leighann. Madi--
Sson was born in Lakeland. on
June 7th. She weighed a, whop-
ping .nine pounds .and 10.5
ounces and was 22 inches long.
Mi! Madison is the daughter of
Kevin and Christe Griffin who
currently reside in Lakeland. The
Proud grandparents are Gus and


Linda Griffin, Cathy and Arthur
Mott, all of Port St. Joe, and Terry
and Pam McDaniel of Wewa.
Madison's great-grandparents are
Elsie Griffin of Port St. Joe and
Minna Ola McDaniel of Wewa.
Both Christy and Madison are
doing great and are eager to get
back to Port St. Joe to see family
and friends.

Treasures Old & New
The Greater Panama City Doll
Club will be hosting its 9th
Annual Doll Show and Sale at the
Holiday Inn Select, Mall Room,
located at 2001 North Cove
Boulevard in Panama City (easy
access on Highway 77 across from
the Panama City Mall). The event
will take place on Saturday,
September 9, from 10:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m.
Admission is $3, children 12
and under are free. This .years'
feature will be dolls of all ages,
teddy bears, and toys; give-A-
ways, and door prizes.
Proceeds of the show will be
donated to the McElvey Home for
Abused Children and St. Andrew
Elementary School.

School's In Session
Drive With Caution!


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August 15i through September 2.d
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25% Off Specialty Coffee Beans
20% Off-All Gourmet Foods
15% Off Packaged White Wines
10% Off Aphrodisia Naturals Products
Daily Unadvertised Specials
(Discounts apply to regular price. No rain checks.)
2904 Highway 98 Suite 3A Mexico Beach
648-4057
Tues. Sat. 11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. CST
be me.yard will be closed from Sunday,
k September 3r' through Monday, October 2nd.


FHP License and
Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
w#ill be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from August 25th through
31st on SR-73 near CR-287, and
SR-30 near Allen Memorial Way.
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


The Board of Directors of
Doctors' Memorial Hospital of
Perry announced Tuesday,
August 15 the appointment of Jim
McKnight of Wewahitchka to the
position of CEO and Administra-
tor. The appointment marks the
end of a nationwide search by the
independent Healthcare Recruit-
ment Firm of Witt Keiffer, which
was contracted by the board to
conduct the search.
After interviewing candidates
from around the country the
board selected their interim CEO
and chief operating officer Jim
McKnight to fill the position
vacated by former administrator
Alan Levin. According to Wayne
Jones, board chairman, "We had a
number of quality candidates for
this position, but .the board felt
that Jim was the best fit to con-
tinue the successful current oper-
ations and to lead us into the new
*hospital era. He has been instru-
mental in the hospital's growth,
over the last 19 months and
brings us a wealth of experience
in healthcare."
McKnight is not a newcomer
to Northwest Florida having
served as the Chief Executive
Officer for North Florida Medical
Centers, Inc. and as a Regional
Practice Administrator at Talla-
hassee Community Hospital, prior
to accepting the Chief Operating
1Oflicer position at DMH. In these
varying roles, McKnight has over-
,seen the operations and develop-
and defective lighting equipment:
In addition, attention will bel
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
Florida.
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
motorists.


Matts. 6e/e6rte

The family of Henri "Papa" and Lena Butt.
would like to share their love and appreciation on
the celebration of their 71st wedding annirersarv.
The couple ws married on Aiirgust 18th,
1920 Together lthey have nine children, 15 grand-
,children, 30 great-grandchildren ,with Iwo on the
way,. and four great-greal grandchildren with one
more on the iwaY'. i.
Their live. have touched co manyi people,
etpeciallqt thue in their faiiiily The fiinilt would
like to thank Papa ad C randniii for their-Godlh
eamnil.ple and mniiyi / yirsii tlhroiuhc'ut. the "qar-"
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ment of hospitals, physician prac-
tices, rural health centers, and
home health agencies, the very
same entities that comprise the
services at Doctors' Memorial
Hospital Inc.
McKnight grew up in the
Tampa area and attended the
University of South Florida, where
he received his bachelors degree
in psychology. He later attended
the University of St. Francis
where he received his master's
degree in health services adminis-
tration. He has been active in civic
affairs, having served as the pres-
ident of the Wewehitchka
Chamber of Commerce along with
participation in a number of civic
organizations and coaching youth
football and baseball teams.
"I am honored to be selected
for the position of CEO at the hos-
pital that is as successful as DMH
and has as much potential for
great things in the future,"
McKnight said.
'The board has charged me
with the responsibilities of carry-
ing out the strategic plan now in
place, which include bringing the,
new hospital on line and improv-
ing the operations, efficiencies,
and quality of services at the
existing facility. The challenge will
be great, as we have to learn to do
more with less in these times of
shrinking reimbursement from
Medicare and other insurer insurer. Our
future success is dependent on
the new hospital which will allow


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faster than the declining reim-.,
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dents for the Fall Term. Mrs. Risiriger, who resides in
Mexico Beach, is a member of the 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 Vtice and is
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Carter Receives


National Ri
The NACAA (National
Association of County Agricul-
tural Agent) held its 85th annual
conference in Jackson, Missis-
sippi August 6 through 10. All 50
states'were represented by one or
more county Agricultural Agents.
Chamber After Hours
Tle Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce invites all Chamber
members to a "Chamber After
Hours" sponsored by Butler's
RestaUrant. located at 291 ;Butler
Bay Road, on August 24th. The
event 'will be from 5:00 unUil 7:00
p.m. Go out and enjoy finger foods
and a cash bar.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, PL THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2000 PAGE 5A

Lemieux FSU Graduate


James Bradford Lemieux
received his Bachelor of Science
degree of criminology at Florida
State University's graduation cer-
emony held Saturday, August 5.
Since graduation "Brad" resides
in Orlando where he will continue
his education at the University of


recognition



August 10.
Carter, among four other
County Agricultural Agents from
Florida, received the DSA
(Distinguished Service Award).
"I would like to thank the
University of Florida's Institute of
Foods and Agricultural Science
(IFAS), Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners and you
the citizens of Gulf County for
allowing me to serve in this capac-
ity for the past 21 years," stated
Carter.


Central Florida and pursue a
degree in engineering. Brad is the
son of Charmaine and Chris
Earley and the late Jim Lemleux.
His grandparents are Germanie
("Jimmie") Kramer and the late
John Kramer and Florence and
Marvin Lemleux, all of Port St.
Joe.


Comments


RECREATION FACILITIES
IN GULF COUNTY
"Gulf County citizens deserve improved access to recreational activities."


W e are an active people in Gulf
Count', in many sports and recre
national pursuits Our beautiful natural
environment provides freshwater and
saltwater fishing, a target. of game hunt
ing species, and numerous outdoor acue
iues Organized sports ha\e long been a
focal point of our community, including
a winning tradition in basketball, foot
ball, and track, among other sports
teams Di'ie Youth Biseball perhaps
brings together more people in our
community than an\ other recreational
actniry And the Little League Football
and the Upward Basketball Program
hase had tremendous family participa
tion.
WT ether individual or orga-
nized, sports and recreation in
Gulf County are sery important to peo.
pie of all ages. We are blessed to have
such active, family-centered lifestyles,
and fortunate to have in our community
the tremendous volunteer spirit that dri
ves so man) people to give generously of
their time to make recreational activities
available.
Ij abat is missing, however, are
W adequate recreational facilities to
support the large numbers of people who
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ety has a free two year old female
SGerman shepherd and collie mix.
She has ,already received her
shots and has been spayed: one,'
boxer bulldog with five puppies.
seven weeks old: one brindle bull-
dog puppy: one yellow and white
lab and bulldog mix puppy; one
yellow teenage kitten: one calico
teenage kitten: three tiny baby
kittens (two male and one femaJel:
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Boat Ramps-With almost 100
miles of coastline, Gulf Counti his
onli four sltw after boat ramps.
Inidequite facilities at Depot Creek, and
poorrb maintained sites else here in the
County, are continuing frustrations to
people who like freshwater fishing We
need more quality boat ramps
H unting-Unless \ou are fortunate
to own land or belong to a private
hunt club that leases property the access
to hunting areas is restricted We need
more public acce,,
S ports Fields-For organized
teams in baseball, softball, basket
ball, football, and soccer, we simple, do
not haie enough facilities to allow all the
teams that wish to participate We need
land and capital to build more fields
swimming Pool-Our community
would enjoy a pool, which would
benefit all ages We should pursue the
resources that would let us build a pool,
ind perhaps also seek a VMCA
s your County Commissioner,
I will continue to personally support
sports and recreation with sponsorships,
coaching, and volunteering, and I will
work to secure the funding necessary to
build and manage the recreation and
sports facilities which will permit our
community to continue our active
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Wood Recognized
The Gulf County Health
Department would like to recog-


by Health Dept.
nize Tammy .Wood, Health
Information Manager. Tammy has
been with the GCHD for approxi-
mately 13 years and is considered
to be one of the most knowledge-
able people in the health depart-
ment about state policies and
guidelines which must be strictly
adhered to.
She graduated with honors
from Port St. Joe High School and
received her Certified Nursing
Assistant certificate from Tom P.
Haney.
Tammy is supervisor to all
front office personnel in the Port
St. Joe clinic and the
Wewahitchka clinic. These indi-
viduals are in charge of making
appointments, preparing medical
and shot records, assisting in out-
side clinics, processing billing,
and a myriad of other duties. She
is also assigned as the immuniza-
tion inventory supervisor and. the
clinic security coordinator.
Tammy is married to Ronnie
Wood and they reside in Port St.
Joe.

Say you Saw It In 'fhe Star!


Tammy Wood


Gulf County Health Department
A "Primary Care Health Facility"
Complete Physician Services Now Available 5 Days Weekly '
The following are some of the services
offered by the Gulf County Health.Dept.
PHYSICIAN, ARNP, AND NURSING SERVICES
Family Practitioner Physician/ARNP-FP
Hypertension Diabetes y
Colds/Flu Routine Medical and Lab Services,


Immunizations Children &
Adults
Women's Health Screening
Pap Smears
Breast Exams
:* Osteoporosis Assessment
, General Suturing/
Abrasion Treatment
Communicable Disease
Investigations
TB Program
Wellness Evaluations
PSA, Cholesterol, and
Colorectal Screening
Family Planning


Sexually Transmitted
Diseases
Testing and Treatment
Primary Care
* Hypertension
* Diabetic Screening/Education
a Sight and Hearing Screenings

HIV Testing
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nize another employee-Pam
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Pam has lived in Gulf county
her entire life and in 1986 gradu-
ated from Wewahltchka High
School. She has been employed
with the GCHC for 11 years in the
Women. Infants, and Children's
(WIC) Program. WIC services
clients in both Gulf and Franklin
counties. Pam's responsibility is
to provide nutrition education for
participants in the WIC Program.
She is married to Glynn Shiver
and they live in Port St. Joe with
their children, Kaleb and Jay.
The GCHD is proud to have
Pam as a member of the staff.
Outreach in Wewa
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting out-
reach in Wewahitchka at Rich's
IGA on August 30, from 9:00
until 10:00 a.m. They will be talk-
ing with people 60 and over to dis-
cuss the many services available
from the Gulf County Senior.
Citizens. Please call 229-8466 for
more information.

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working people of the rural commnuitles" Lawson has helped tiM panhandle withstand the
South Florida power grab and has a reputation for Isltuning to constituents. I take orders
from the people. They're my special Interest, he says. Lawson stood with Gulf coast
fishermen when their livelihoods were threatened. Has fought and won pay raises and
benefits for state emplOyees. He knows the Importance of defending our unique quality of life
GULF COUNTY.
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JICLINT MOORE is running for the office of County Commissioner District 5
because I am very concerned about the future of Gulf County. We have a beautiful place to raise our
children, but we need jobs for these children. We can not over develop our county-Yes, we need
tourism, but tourism Is not what made Gulf County what it is today. Our senior citizens have taught
their children and grandchildren to appreciate and preserve our resources. Evidently they.have
taught us well, because Gulf County is one of the favorite destinations of people relocating.
CLINT MOORE's plan and goals are to be conservative, protect our environment, and use good
common sense.
CLINT MOORE will not be Influenced by certain individuals for their own personal gain.
PD, POL. ADV. BY CLINT MOORE, APPROVED Y CLINT MOORE DEMOCRAT.


WIG Annual Meeting
The Washington Improvement
Group Board of Directors and
membership will be hosting its
eighth annual meeting on
Thursday, September 7,. at 6:00
p.m., ET, at the Washington
Improvement Group Teen Center
/Office, located at 401 Peters
Street.
The public is invited to attend
and to call 229-6847" to verify
your intentions.
Dr. Fred Seamon, Mgt. of
America has scheduled a meeting
for Saturday, September 30, at
10:30 a.m. until around 2:00 p.m.
at the WIG Teen Center/Office.
Dr. Seamon has requested that all
board members plan to be present
at this important planning meet-
ing to provide input and direction
to WIG by law revisions, policies
and procedures update and the
restructuring of standing commit-
tees.

GCSC Giant Yard Sale
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be holding a giant
yard sale on September 9th from
8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the
Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
Center.
Donations are needed to help,
the Seniors Citizens raise funds to
help with the unfunded programs.
Please call 229-8466 and arrange
for your donations to be picked
up. No clothes please.


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of one clown's public job. $he sets up the bands, the floats, the
date, and time for the grand event. Lastly, the elephants and
donkeys.'
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her bucket and shovel, busy cleaning up, and thinking about the
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2000 PAGE 7A


Saltwater Tournament Has Ice CreamSocialto
Meet Candidates


$15,000 in Cash and Prizes


The Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, Port St. Joe Marina
and the Gulf County Tourist
Development Council are joining
together for the second annual
Cobia Boat/Yamaha Saltwater
"Slam" Tournament.
This year's tournament will
feature $15,000 in cash and
prizes awarded. In only its second
year, the tournament is becoming
one of the premier tournaments in
the area.
Both inshore and offshore
categories will be fished with a
masters and recreation division in
each. The three-day tourney will
be held August 31. September 1


and 2nd, hosted from the Port St.
Joe Marina.
Registration will run through
6:00 p.m. EST August 31. The
official starting time for the tour-
nament will be at the conclusion
of the captains' meeting which
starts at 7:00 p.m. on August
31st. Weigh in time will be from
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday,
and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on
Saturday, when the tournament
concludes. Awards ceremony will
begin at 7:00 p.m., September
2nd. All tournament activities will
take place at the Port St. Joe
Marina.
Top point awards of $1,000


Junior Deputy Program Formation
The Gulf County Sheriff's Office would like to announce the
formation of the Junior Deputy Program. The program was start-
ed in May of this year and consists of young persons from the
community ranging in age from 13 to 18. These individuals
assist deputies by performing specific duties throughout the
community.
The program is geared to motivate and educate young people
on the benefits of being positive role models within the commu-
nity, as well as teaching them about the process of the judicial
system and the role of law enforcement in the community. You
may have noticed 11 of these individuals assisting law enforce-
ment during the Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament and the
Fourth of July Street Dance and Fireworks Celebration.
The Gulf County Sheriff's Office is proud of the Junior
Deputies and would like to say "thank you" for all their hard
work. Those interested in additional information about the pro-,
gram or becoming a Junior Deputy should contact Sgt. Mark
Cutler.
Kneeling in front, from left, re Buddy Cumbie, Chip Bailey,
and Chad Bailey; center, Janie Fortune, Michael Riley,
Stephanie Blacknmon, and,Mary Lou Cumbie; and back, Jarrod
, Wester, Bennie Tiller, Sgt. Mark Cutler; and Julie Faircloth.-

To All GC Water
System Customers I


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
Code 62-555.360.
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-
connections.
For further information you
may contact the Gulf County
Water Department at 229-9005.

New St. George
Island Bridge
Construction activities on the
St. George Island. Bridge
Replacement Project have begum
according to the Florida
Department of 'Transportation
(FDOT).
The first construction activi-
ties scheduled are the test-pile
operations. During this operation,
concrete columns, which serve as
support structures for the bridge,
will be driven into the bay bottom.
The test-piles determine the esti-
mated depth for the permanent
piles. This operation is scheduled
to take approximately two months
to complete.
A 21,615 foot long bridge. (4.1,
miles) will be constructed with
two, 12-foot travel lanes (one in
each direction) and two, 10-foot
wide shoulders. The new bridge
will consist of two sections, a
high-level and a low-level section.
The high-level section will be 72-
feet high over the navigation
channel. The existing bridge was
constructed in 1965, with a
design expectancy of 50 years.
Because of wave action, erosion is
occurring near the existing sea
walls. The new bridge is designed
to last 75 to 100 years.
After the new bridge is open to
traffic, the old bridge will be par-
tially removed. Approximately
3,250 feet, at each end of the
bridge will be left in place as a
fishing, pier. A portion of the
causeway will remain as a bird
sanctuary.


will be given to the winning boat
in each of the four categories.
Inshore fish will include trout,
redfish and flounder. The six off-
shore species are grouper, snap-
per, tuna, wahoo, king mackerel,
and dolphin.
Registration fees are:
inshore-recreational, $25 per
person, masters, $25 per person;
offshore-recreational $150 per
boat, and masters $500 per boat.
Call 227-1223 for additional
information on the tournament.


Everyone is Invited to attend
an old fashion ice cream social at
the Overstreet Fire Department on
Sunday, August 27th, from 3:00
p.m until 6:00 p.m EST. They are
inviting all local candidates and
the public. It will be an informal
gathering, to give the public a
chance to meet with the candi-
dates.
The fire department is located
on County Road 386, at the south
base of the ,Overstreet bridge. If
you have any questions, please
call Ada McLawhon at 229-8271
ext. 246. before 3:30, Monday
through Friday,' or at 648-8103,
evenings and weekends.


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2000 Gridiron Season Kicks Off


Hypnosis Can Be
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Never permit yourself to be hypnotized by any-
one but a physician or a dentist, who sometimes may
use hypnotism as an anesthetic for childbirth, surgery
or easing of anxiety or pain. Avoid hypnotists who
use it for entertainment. Hypnotism is not a toy.
For in unskilled direction, a reaction may result
leaving one with mental disturbances, nausea, with
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Reinholtz Cards a 73
In Shark Golf Opener!
The Port St. Joe High School
Boys' Varsity Golf Squad opened
the season at the Perry High
School Invitational on Monday.
August 21st. Seven teams from
district 2-lA teed it up in the first
match of the season.
The overall winner was
Suwanee Live Oak with a team
score of 301. The Perry squad was
second with a 302. Port St. Joe


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was third with a 317.. Other
scores ; Were Madison 319,
Wakulla 330, Aucilla 345, and
Lafayette Mayo 348.
Scores for the Sharks were
Eddie Reinholtz 73, Byron
Thomas 77, Ryan Harmon 81,
Jeffrey Faircloth 86, and Ben
Ashcraft 96.
The Shark squad 'next travel
to Wildwood Country Club on
August 29th for an 18 hole match
with Wakulla County, Leon High
of Tallahassee and Aucilla
Christian of Monticello.


Sharks Host R.F Munroe; Gators Travel To Graceville


The Port St. Joe Sharks are
gearing up for Friday night's
match-up with R. F. Munroe in
the Kick-Off Classic. The Sharks
will host Munroe at 7:30 ET.
"We're looking forward to get-
ting started," said head coach
Chuck Gannon, who enters his
fifth season at Port St. Joe with a
28-18 record. "We've been hitting
ourselves for 13 days, and are
ready to get out there and line up
against someone else."
The Sharks return five offen-
sive and five defensive starters
from last season's 8-4 team that
lost to Baker in the regional semi-
finals. Projected starters for Fri-
day night's game against Munroe
are:


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1st Team Offense
Seneca Chambers
Reggie Quinn
Lamar Patterson
Isaiah Jenkins
- Kyron Bailey
Sam Bell
Alex Richards
Aaron Richards
Ken Peak
TremaLie Lewis
John Patrick Floyd
1st Team Defense
Ken Peak
Aaron Richards
Sam Bell ;
Tremaine Lewis
- Lamar Patterson
- Reggie Quinn
- Jacob Tankersley
- John Patrick Floyd
Seneca Chambers


Port St. Joe head coach Chuck Gannon gives his players a pep talk after practice Monday.


Gulf County Chamber of Commerce,

Gulf County Tourist Development Council

and the Port St. Joe Marina

PRESENT THE

SECOND ANNUAL

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SALTWATER




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* WAHOO
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C- Isaiah Jenkins
S- Kyron Bailey
"Matt Dailey. Tyson Davis,
Rashed Brown, Corey Butler, Jar-
rell Showers, Adam Richards, and
Tim Givens will also see a lot of
action," said Gannon.
"We've got a pretty good group
of seniors returning from last sea-
son, but our younger kids are
gonna have to step up and fill
some spots," added Gannon.
"We only have 24 players on
the varsity roster, with four of
those players that will be with the
JV squad until their season is
over. We will have to stay injury
free and get in shape, because we
will have a lot of players going
both ways," concluded Gannon.
All tickets are $4 at the gate.

Gators Face Graceville
In Kick.Off Classic
The Wewahitchka Gators'
football team will get the 2000
season underway this Friday
night when they travel to
Graceville to take on the Tigers in
a preseason kick-off classic game.
Game time will be 7:00 CT.
"We're looking forward to a
good season," said head coach
Grant Grantham. who enters his
second season at the reins for the
Gators. "We don't have the excuse'
of being a young ball team this
year."
The Gators return eight offen-
sive and three defensive starters
from last year's 7-3 team. Project-
ed starters for this Friday night's
game are:
1st Team Offense
QB- Brandon Jones
WR- Bradley Shavers
LT- James Destifino
LG- Terrence Addison.
C- David Ortez
RG- Chris Nelson
RT- Earnest Williams
TE- Blake Rish
WB- P. J; Addison
TB- Myron Vann
FB- Harold Williams
K- Matt Cramer
K-, Matteo Cecamore
1st Team Defense,
S- Bradley Shavers
C- P. J. Addison
C- Chris Gainer
ILB- Myron Vann
ILB- Ryan Baker
OLB- Derrick Williams
OLB- Harold Williams
DE- Chris Nelson
DE- Allen Easter
DT- Victor Easter
DT- Earnest Williams
The Gators will be competing
in District 2-A against Liberty
County, Port St. Joe, Apalachico-
la, Blountstown, and Carrabelle.
Wewahitchka finished fourth in
the district in 1999 behind Liber-
ty County, Port St. Joe and
Blountstown, but reached the
play-offs on a wild card birth.
"We're in a tough district,"
said Grantham. "Port St. Joe and


Assistant Coach Wayne Stevens instructs the defensive line
through tackling drills Monday afternoon.


The first string defensive unit swarms in to make the tackle in an
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Wewahitchka head coach Grant Grantham puts the offensive
backfield through some option drills.


Brandon Jones, the Gators' starting quarterback, tosses a pass to
P. J. Addison during practice.
Liberty County are the two to the play-offs. We're looking for-
favorites right now, with the rest ward to trying to improve on last
of us battling it out to try and get year's season."


Kingfish Tournament Set


for This Weekend at M.B"


Developing one of the finest
fishing havens in the
Southeastern United States is no
easy -task. The Mexico Beach
Artificial Reef Association
(MBARA) has taken that challenge
very seriously.
The MBARA has thus far been
extremelysuccessful at building
artificial reefs. They have devel-
oped a myriad of reefs throughout
the area using a combination of
grants and matching ,private
funds, and contributions of build-
ing materials from various.
sources.
All of this reef building does
take a lot of money. MBARA has
some ambitious plans to further
this network of reefs and is set to
go forward with one of their major
fund-raisers on August 26th, the
MBARA Kingfish Tournament.
With the fantastic fishing
thus far this season, this year's
tournament has all the ingredi-
ents to be the biggest and best
yet. The 4th Annual Tournament
will begin at 5 a.m. (central time),
on Saturday, August 26th and
prizes will be awarded before the
day's end.
Registration will be at 5:00
p.m. (CT) at Hideaway Harbor
Marina on August 25th, followed
by the captains' meeting at 8:00
p.m., also at the Hide-a-way. Late
registration is on August 26th
from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m (CT) at
Sharon's Cafe.
The registration fee has been
set at $100 per boat. Weigh-in
time at Canal Park (Mexico Beach)


is rom 1.00 to 5:00 p.m. CT. The 8:00 p.m. (CT) at the Hid
awards ceremony is to be held at Lagoon Restaurant.


Sensitivity From

Cold or Sweets
it exposes part of the tooth that's
not covered with enamel. This area


R. Contains nerve endings that can be
almost as sensitive to temperature
...Iil and sweets as the tooth's pulp.
It's important to brush these
Sometimes, a patient will com- areas thoroughly, but it's also
plain of pain while eating or drink- poant not ton brush them too
ing something cold or sweet. First, hard, since improper brushing:
we'll check for a cavity'or crack in could cause further recession. Be J
the tooth's enamel. If it's deep sure to use a soft-bristle todth-
enough, it could expose the dentin brush and use a rolling str6ki,
area above the nerve chamber, instead of brushing back and forth.,,
which is sensitive to sweets as well If you have a hypersensitivity",
as temperature. problem, be sure to mention it duy-,,
Another likely cause is reced- ing your next checl p. If it's really.
ing gums. If the margin of the gum bothering you, don't hesitate to call
recedes below its normal position, for an appointment.

Over the past twelve years, Dr. May and his staff have satisfied
thousands of Individuals by delivering state of the art, painless
dentistry in a gentle and caring manner. Can Dr. May help you?
Call 227-1123 for a Risk Free consultation.

CALL 227-1123 FOR A RlK RE CONSULTATION.
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Herbert Pratt Catches $1,500 Flathead Catfish


Florida Catfish Classic Raises $6,000 for Wewahitchka


Employees Club Scholarship Fund


The Third Annual Florida
Flathead Catfish Classic and
Festival drew a record number of
fishermen to the event held at
Gaskin Park In Wewahitchka this
past weekend.


Herbert Pratt, of Fountain.
took the $1,500 top prize with a
23.88 pound flathead catfish and
Jason Creamer reeled in 81.000
in prize money with a 7.25 pound
channel catfish catch.


But. the really big winners
were the recipients of scholarship
funds generated for the City of
Wewa-hitchka Employees Club's
main fundraising project.
Wewahitchka City manager Don
Minchew reported that the club


Herbert Pratt shows off his
$1,500 flathead.


candidate for

GULF COUNTY

TAX COLLECTOR *

Boyd Pickett is a resident of Port St. Joe and local
businessman. Boyd successfully balances his respon-
sibilities of his business career with his roles as hus-
band, father, and public servant.
His enthusiasm for advancement is recognized in all
of his work, civic, and social life. His energetic work
style has been his driving force to accomplish the
high standard he has set for himself.
Once elected to the office of Tax Collector, Boyd will
bring all the valuable assets he has learned in the pri-
vate sector, to work hard for GULF COUNTY as a
public servant.
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Winners of both divisions pose for a photo opportunity.


During -the course of 'this .;
year's 24 hour long tournament.
207 fishermen boarded 112 boats
to land a total of 950 pounds of
flathead catfish.
Winners in the fathead divi-
slon were: (1st) Herbert Pratt,
S 1.500. 23.88 lb.; (2nd) Ricky.
Collins of Wewahitchka. S1,000,
23.31 lb.: (3rd) Scott Phillips of
Bristol, 8750. 21.71 lb.; (4th)
Charlie Melvin of Wewahitchka,
8500, 21.07 lb.; and (5th) Michael
Navo of Clarksville, S300, 20.80
lb.
Mayo also had the highest
boat average weight at 46.87


pounds'. r --. .
Finishing in the money in the
channel catfish division were:
(1st) Jason Creamer of Southport.
SL.000. 7.25 lb.: (2nd) June Gore
of Wewahitchka. S750. 2.98 lb.;
(3rd) Johnny Tucker of
Wewahitchka. S500. 2.63 lb.:
(4th) Denver Cox of Greensboro.
S400. 2.59 lb.
Michael Mayo and Ray
Vernun (of Bristol) tied for the
cumulative total pounds of flat-
heads caught in all three tour-
nevs with a catch of 138 pounds
each. They won S400 each for
their catches.


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OOPS, FORGOT SOMETHING
On Monday,. August 14th,
Gulf County Sheriffs Office
Deputy Bobby Plair responded to
a call at a beach convenience.
store in reference to a gas drive-
off. The deputy was able to locate
the vehicle which was being dri-
ven by Jarrot Strickland, of
Wewahitchka, on the Overstreet
Road.
Plair escorted the driver back'
to the store where the clerk iden-
tified Strickland, 19, as the per-
son who did not pay for the gas he
pumped, then placed the defen-
dant under arrest and transport-
ed him to the Gulf County Jail.
SEES A PROBLEM
On. Friday, August 18th,
Deputy Chris Buchanan stopped
a vehicle in the, Stone Mill Creek
area to let the driver know he/she
had a headlight out.
The deputy checked the
licensing status of the driver,
Tammy ',inch, 28, .of'
Wewahitchka, and found it to be
suspended. Finch was placed
under arrest and transported to
the Gulf County Jail.
STRIKES BACK AFTER ARREST
Also on the 18th, .Deputy
Richie Burkett was on patrol on
Industrial Road near Port St. Joe'
when he observed a vehicle dri-
ving in an erratic manner; he4fol-,
lowed the vehicle for1 a short dis-7
-tance before stopping it. ;\
The driver, Michael Craig
Hamm, of White City, was asked
to perform. several sobriety
assessments, which he did poorly.
He was then placed 'under
arrest for driving under the Influ-
ence and taken to the Gulf
County Jail. On the way to the
jail. Hamm, 36. made several
threats toward Deputy Burkett
and his family, and as a result,
was charged with corruption of a
public official.
This was Hamm's second dri-
ving under the influence arrest in
less than a month, therefore the
judge set his bond on all charges
at $72,500.
WIPED OUT BY SPEED
On Sunday, August 13th,
Deputy Plair noticed a motorcycle
traveling toward Port St. Joe
along Highway 98 in St. Joe,
Beach at a very high rate of speed.
When thie-deputy attempted to
,catch the motorcycle, he was",
unable to do so.
Deputy Chris DLxor and Port,
St. Joe, Officer Ross Yowell
observed the vehicle as it topped
the Highland View bridge, at
which time was clocked on radar
at 93 miles per hour.
The driver then attempted to
turn onto the Industrial -Road.
lost control, and slid into a guard
rail. The driver, Terry Strain, 42,
of Port St. Joe, was transported to
Gulf Pines Hospital. and later
released with only minor injuries.
Plair charged Strain with will-
ful and wanton reckless dnving
and the Florida Highway Patrol
charged him with driving under
the Influence.
OVERSTAYED His WELCOME
On Wednesday, August 9th.
Deputy Paul Beasley went to a.
home on Highway 22 in
Weivahitchka where the com-
plainant statedshe had a guest




NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
For the purpose of Secuorn 147111 of he
S Internal Revenue Code o; 196,. 3 asnenr,.ed rouce
:is hereby given that the Board olf Courniv
Commissioners of Gulf Counrt Florida (ine
"Bord'). will conduct a public nearing on
September 12. 2000 at 6:05 p.m. in the Board oat
Counrv Connmizsiiners meeung room located at
1000 Cecl Cosun Sr Boulevard Pon Si Joe.
SFloida 32456 to un'.ider the approval of a plan ol'
finance o prode capil incduding the tiuar, ce
from tme to ume bd the E.saubil Cnd.rs r HouAting
,Finance Aulhonx ithe "Authon l c .n behalf on
Gulf County and oiher parurtpaung .uurnue. of not
exceeding S100000000 Sinele Famih Moneage
Revenue Bonds. Initially de.tignaied 3s IMult-.
County FPogramr. Senev 2001
The proceeds of such bonds together with
funds from other sources available to the Authority,.
will be used tO finance, or refund outstanding oblig-
ations, the proceeds of which will be used'to finance
the purchase of single family residences to be occu-
pled primarily by first-time homebuyers of moder-
ate, middle or lesser income within Gulf County and
various other counties in the: State of Florida. '
The bonds and interest thereon shall not
constitute a debt or indebtedness of the Authority
within the meaning of any provisions or limitations
of the statutes or Constitution of the State of
Florida) Gulf County, or other participating counties
or housing finance authorities, but will be payable
, solely from payments made from *he revenues gen-
erated from the housing program.
"I All persons are advised that. if they decide
fto appeal any decision made at this public hearing.
they will need a record so the proceedings, and for
such purpose, they many need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings Is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
At the time and place fixed for said public
hearing persons who appear will be given an oppor-
tunity to express' their views for or against fhe pro-
posal to issue said bonds, and any written com:
ments received by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, ex-
officio clerk to the Board will be considered.


in accordance with the American With
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in the proceeding should
contact the County Administrat6r's office no later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at 1000
Cecil Costin Sr. Boulevard. Port St. Joe. FL 32456,
(850) 229-9252.
BILLY TRAYLOR
CHAIRMAN
Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County, Florida
Itc, August 24.2000.


who would not leave. Upon his
arrival, he found that the guest
was 54-year-old William Hoffman,
of Wewahitchka.
Beasley arrested Hoffman on
an outstanding warrant for utter-
ing a forged instrument and took
him to the Gulf County Jail where
he was also. charged with failure
to register as a convicted felon.
MOTORING WITHOUT A LICENSE
Tuesday, August 8th, Deputy
Shawn Butler stopped a vehicle
on Highway. 71 for unlawful
speed. When he asked the driver,
Judson Donald Jones, 26, of Port
St.,Joe, for his license he stated
he did not have one.
Butler confirmed that his
license was suspended for fleeing
a police officer, placed him under
arrest for driving on a suspended
license, then transported him to
the Gulf County Jail.
LIGHTS OUT ON DRIVING
Saturday, August 19th,
Deputy Buchanan stopped a vehi-
cle on Highway 71 near Avenue A
in Port St. Joe for having a tail-
light out,: While speaking to the
driver. Joel Britt, of Wewahitchka.
he found that Britt did not have a
driver's license. Britt. 44, was
arrested and transported to the
Gulf County Jail.
]RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL .
.Tuesday,. Augut 8th-
Kenneth Lamothe, 33, W/M, of
Kinard, failure. to pay, fine;
Cynthia O'Neil, 44, W/F, of Port
St. Joe, failure to appear, eight
counts of worthless checks; and
Rodney Adkinson,. 19, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, disorderly conduct,
failure to appear (re: possession of
a controlled substance, posses-
sion of alcohol under 21, and nine
counts of worthless checks).
Wednesday, August 9th-
Tammy Cawthron. 40, W/F, of
Port St. Joe, public assistance
fraud; Anthony Bond, 37, W/M.
of Port St. Joe, violation of proba-
tion (re: felony battery); and
Edward Nobles, 40, B/M, of
Wewahitchka, violation of proba-
tion (sale of cocaine).
Friday, August .LLth-
Raymond Wilkes, 30, W/M, of
Bonifay, violation of probation (re:
grand theft).
Saturday. August 12th-
Diana Yon, 32, W/F, of Lynn
Haven, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; and David
Edwards, 40, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, child support.
Monday. August 14th-Billy
Marsden, 19, W/M, of Panama
.City Beach, no valid driver's
license.
Thursday, August 17th-
Melinda McKay, 32, W/F, of St.
Joe Beach, driving under the
influence; and Presley Robinson,
24, B/M, of Panama City, viola-
tion of probation (re: driving while
license suspended or revoked).
:Friday, August 8th-Jenny
Merritt;' 31, W/F, of Cairo,
Georgia, violation of probation (re:
grand theft arid grand theft auto).:
Saturday, August 19th--
Robert Barnes, 52,. W/M, of High


Springs. driving under the influ-
ence.
Sunday. August 2Qth-James
Armstrong, 20, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, failure to pay fine
(re: driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked.


2PSJPD Report)

No LICENSE To MOTOR
Samuel J. Alexander, Jr., 27,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested on
Tuesday, August 15th at approxi-
mately 3:26 p.m. by Port St. Joe
Police Department Officer James
Stephens for driving while his
license was suspended or
revoked.
While on patrol, the officer
observed that Alexander's tag on
his vehicle had expired in March
of this year, and initiated a traffic
stop. Upon further investigation,
it was learned that Alexander was'
operating a vehicle with suspend-,
ed or revoked license.
He was taken into custody
without incident and transported
to the Gulf County Jail.
JUST CAN'T KEEP THE DISTANCE
David Leroy Lamberson, 58,;
of Port St. Joe, was arrested onr
Wednesday, August 16th. at
about 5:24 p.m. by Sergeant Terry
Carr for trespassing after warn-'
ing.
on August 15th, Sergeant,
Carr issued Lamberson a trespass
warning for a residence at the
request of Henry L. Reaves.!
Lamberson failed to heed thev
warning, and returned to the res-
idence the following day and was
arrested without incident.
Officers Stephens, Brian
Shoreffe, Glen Norris,, Chris
STeeter, and Russell Burch assist-
.ed. : -
Too YouNGo To TAKE A SPIN
At about' 7:30 p.m. 6on
Wednesday,.August 16th, Officer
Norris charged a 15 year old juye-
nile with driving with no valid
license and given a citation for,
improper backing.
Officer Norris investigated a
crash where the juvenile was,
backing out and collided with
another vehicle that was traveling
east on Avenue C. Officer Norris'
estimated $1,000 in damages to
both vehicles. No injuries were
reported.
HIT-AND-RUN SLAMMER ,.
':'JohnnieIM. Robinson, 37. qft
Port: St. ..Joe,i was arrested on'
Saturday, August 19th, shortly
after midnight, by Officer Johnm
Murnan for driving under 'the
influence, driving with a suspend-'
ed or revoked driver's license, and
leaving the scene with damage.
While investigating a hit and
run crash, Muran learned that
Robinsqn was the person driving
the vehicle that collided with the
victim's vehicle. The officer and
Sergeant Troy, Simmons went to
Robinson's residence, observing
the suspect vehicle parked in the
driveway with dadiage to the
front..


KATHERINE HARRIS
SECRETARY OF STATE
DIVISION OF ELECTIONS


PUBLIC NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE
Under Florida law any persons with physical disabilities, the
elderly and those who are .unable to :read are entitled to special
assistance in registering and voting.
SECTION 97.061, F.S., provides that such persons SHALL be
registered and receive assistance at the polls in casting their
ballots. .
SECTION 101.051, F.SP, and the Federal Voting Rights Act of
1965 provide that 'persons who are blind or unable to read may
choose a person to assist (other than an employer or official of
the voter's union), or have the help of two election officials in
voting.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE
Any registered voter who cannot go to the polls without
assistance from another person may request an absentee ballot from
the Supervisor of Elections by mail, telephone or in person.
For full information on aids available for 'the elderly and
handicapped at registration and polling places, call the office.of your
county Supervisor of Elections.

FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
The state Division of Elections. has a telecommunication
device for the deaf that will give .the hearing impaired important
voter and election information. The telephone number is 850/922-
9606. Additional information isalso available through the Division
of Elections' home page located at http://election.dos.state.fl.us.

CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
You must register 'by October 10, 2000, to vote in the
November 7, 2000, general election.

* Katherine Harris
Secretary of State


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Robinson was also observed
behind the steering wheel uncon-
scious with the keys to the vehicle
in her hand. After several
attempts were made, to awaken
Robinson, Emergency Medical
Services personnel was called.
Robinson was transported to Gulf
Pines Hospital and treated for
intoxication.
Robinson was released from
the hospital and transported to
the Gulf County Jail without inci-
dent.
COULDN'T MEET OBLIGATIONS
.Robert N. Hyman, 41, of Port
St. Joe,' was arrested on'August
19th, at approximately 9:55 p.m.
by Sergeant Simmons on an
active warrant for violation of pro-
bation. Hyman was placed on pro-
bation on April 7th, 1999 for dri-
ving under the influence.
Hyman violated his probation
by failing to provide a truthful
monthly report for the months of
March and April of 2000, failing to
complete public .service work
hours and failure to serve 30 days
county jail time as per instruction
of probation officer.
Hyman was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-
ported to the Gull" County Jail.
(See Police on Page 3B)


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-.* Richard Albritton was raised in this
area like his father and orandfatier.;


* Richard Albritton worked his way
through college and law school as an
electrician.
* Richard Albritton and his wife, DeeDee,
live in Lynn Haven, FL. Together they
have 8 children and 2'/ grandchildren.
* The Albritton family knows the
importance of faith, family and friends
and has a love for the people and this
area.


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For
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS.
20 Years Serving Gulf County
Qualified A' Experienced, Dedicated
N I N N PD. POL. ADV. BY TONYA KNOX CAMPAIGN APPROVED BY TONYA KNOX, DEM.
QUALIFIED: "
Graduate of Port St. Joe High School
Graduate of Jones College
Graduate of Haney Vo:Tech
EXPERIENCED: :
20 years working for Gulf County Deputy Clerk, Court Reporter
Served under three Clei-ks and two Judges
Knowledge of the Florida Statutes and Laws
DEDICATED:
Married 18 years to Mike Knox (Arizona 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 (Port St. Joe & Wewa courthouse), help
those who have lost their civil rights (voting rights) obtain clemency. "
A VOTE FOR TONYA KNOX WILL BE AN INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE OF.
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SI 4th Buddy Bass Tournament Held

SFor Wewahitchka Warrior Football League E


The Fourth Annual Pee Wee
Warrior Football Buddy Boat Bass


Tournament was held on
Saturday, August 5th at Gaskin


Police (From Page 2B)


for
County
Commissioner
District 1
Pd. Pol. Adv. by Ronnie Stanley.
Approved by Ronnie Stanley,


ALARMING PARKING PLACE
Jeanette R. Fleischmann, 28,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested on
Monday, August 21st, at about
11:09 p.m. by Sergeant Simmons
for driving while her license was
suspended or revoked, possession
of cannabis/less than 20 grams.
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.,
The sergeant observed
Fleischmann sitting in her vehi-
cle, parked in the parking lot at
Hungry Howie's, where he and
Sergeant Butch Arendt were
responding to an alarm call.
Further Investigation revealed
that her driver's license was sus-
pended., rolling papers were
observed in plain view, and less


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than 20 grams of cannabis was
found after Gulf County Sheriffs
Deputy Richie Burkett's K-9 part-
ner alerted on the vehicle.
Fleischmann was arrested
and transported to the Gulf
County Jail.
NOTICE-NOTICE-NOTICE
Section 30-27 of the Code of
Ordinances of the City of Port St.
Joe provides as follows:
UNLAWFUL ACCUMULATIONS
AND GROWTHS-ENUMERATED
"It shall be unlawful for the
owner or occupant of any lot,
tract or parcel of land, wherever
unoccupied or occupied, to suffer,
maintain or permit to remain
thereon any accumulation of
debris; decayed vegetable matter,
filth, dangerous trees, rubbish or
trash, abandoned vehicles, refrig-
erators or household articles, or
growth of noxious plants." (Code,
1969, 10-40)
The penalty for violation of
this ordinance is up to 60 daysin
jail or up to $500 fine or both.
Approximately 130 properties
have been identified as being in
violation of ordinance Section 30-
27 by the Port St. Joe Police
Department..
Those in violation of this ordi-
nance be advised that unless the
above conditions) currently exist-
ing on your property is not imme-
diately corrected, it will either be
posted advising you to correct the
problemss, or you will be issued a
notice to appear in court (if you
are a repeat offender). Violation of
this ordinance is a misdemeanor.
ATTENTION-PROPERTY FOUND
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.
A rod and reel found in the
area of Frank Pate Park was
turned into the PSJPD on Friday,
August 18th. Please contact Sgt.
Carr at 227-1414 to claim the
items. .. "


John W(JhWn Stanley



Objective: To be elected as your Cik of the Circuit Court


SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Over 29 years of leadership, supervi-
sory and operational experience in various organizations. Demonstrated abilities include "thinking
outside the box", taking charge of situations, solving tough problems, and making the right deci-
. sons.

.Political Arena Elected as County Commissioner, District 1, November 1996. Represented all
Gulf County residents equally, honestly, fairly. Certified County Commissioner, .
July 1999.

"Management Executive Director ofJTrans (Jackson County Transportation) since 1998;
and previously directed Gulf County Transportation from 1995 to 1998.
Siupervisory Manage all financial and performance measures of operating and
'Experience maintaining a public transportation system with 41 vehicles.
S Write and administer a $1.5 million dollar annual operating budget.
S' Supervise and evaluate the work of 37'employees in the diverse job specialties of
driving, niaintenance, 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 previous five fiscal years.

Academic Master of Science, Human Resources Management, Troy State
:'Education University, Dothan, Alabama, 1994. GPA = 3.4.
Bachelor of Science Management Studies, The University of Maryland, Munich,
Germanry, 1990. GPA 3:5.

Professional Retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer Four (24 years').
Served in Vietnam (MACV), Iran (Delta Force), and Sauidi Arabia and Iraq
(VII Corps) conflicts; 10 years of military service time outside the U.S.
Nationally certified community transit manager (CCTM).
Received the 2000 Innoviaton Award from the state of Florida.

Personal Married; two children and three grandchildren. Excellent health; physically fit.

'My Promise I will work tirelessly to restore your trust in local government; to be open and
Honest with all members 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 less than this Lis a disservice to I


Pd. Pol. Adv. by Johnny Stanley Campaign, Approved by Johnny Stanley, Dem.


Park in Wewahitchka. The City of
Wewahitchka sponsors this event
every year to raise funds in sup-
port of the local pee wee football
league.
City Manager Don Minchew
assisted in the tournament by.
weighing in all "big bass", while
Buddy King was busy catching
the "Big Fish" of the day.
- Many fishermen from various
area bass clubs competed in the
benefit tourney this year. First
place went to Jerry Harvey., of
Panama City, and Allen Tice, of
Chipley.
Second place was earned by
Wewahitchka residents Algee
Wade and Chris Sexton.
Wewa Warrior Football
League would like to express it's
heartfelt thanks to everyone who
helped in hosUting and participat-
ing In the event and making it
such a great success for the
young gridiron players.


Jerry Jarvey, Allen Tice, Rosa Feltrop, president of Wewa
Warrior Football League-Ist place


Minchew weighs in a big one.


* Resident of Gulf County for 45 Years.
* Served as Port St. Joe City Commissioner.
* A person you can talk to and will welcome input from the people.
SOppose giving away Highway 98. .
Believes we need a back beach road.
* Has and will continue fighting to keep driving on the beaches.
* Will continue to seek more jobs with good wages for our county.
* Will work hard to serve each and every person of District Five and the
entire county.
* Will treat everybody fair and equal. .
* Honesty and integrity will insure. the taxpayer that they can trustme in the
decision making process.
I would appreciate your vote on September 5th.
PD. L BE'- AR AP VBERRY .BANS(


Hello,

I am Karen King, can-

didate for the office of

Supervisor of Elections. I

was born in Gulf County.

I graduated from Port

St. Joe High School in
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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.

If I didn't see you personally, please consider this a knock

at your door!

If you don't know me ask someone who does.


Thank You, Karen


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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2000



Hurricanes... Be Prepared Before Disaster Strikes


There are no other storms on
earth like hurricanes. Views of
hurricanes from satellites located
thousands of miles above the
earth show how unique these
powerful, tightly coiled weather
systems are.
Hurricanes are products of
the tropical ocean and atmos-
phere. Powered by heat from the
sea, they are steered by the east-
erly trade winds and the temper-
ate westerlies as well as by their.
own ferocious energy. Around
their core, winds grow with great
velocity, generating violent seas.
Moving ashore, they sweep the
ocean Inward while spawning tor-
nadoes and producing torrential
rains and floods. Each year on
average, ten tropical storms (of
which six become hurricanes)
develop over the Atlantic Ocean,
Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico.
Many of these remain over the
ocean. However, about five hurri-
canes strike the United States
coastline every 3 years. Of these
five, two will be major hurricanes
(category 3 or greater on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale).
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane
Scale rates hurricanes in five cat-
egories, from a class one to a class
five., Class one hurricanes have
sustained winds from 74-95 mph
with minimal damage. A class two


QUALIFIED
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ELECT
1 Shirley

JENKINS
for TAX COLLECTOR
15 Years of Experience in the
Gulf County Tax Collector's Office
DEPENDABLE HONEST
IRPLRY .TNKINS CAMPAIGN. APPROVED BY SHIRLEY JENKINS. DEMOCRAT. 5T


CARL


This was' taken during the afternoon of October 4, 1995 before Hurricane Opal struck in
the early morning hours of October 5. The storm surge had already pushed water out of St.
Joseph's Bay and up Fifth Street in Port St. Joe to Highway 98 almost 12 hours before Opal's
landfall.


ELECT LINDA *


KIN GRIFFIN
FOR
Supervisor

of Elections
Gulf County
"KEEP EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR YOU"
EXPERIENCED & QUALIFIED DEPUTY SUPERVISOR *


m


IDear 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'
mre to serve you in this capacity.
I amn 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 privilege to be allowed to continue
working for you. I am trained, prepared, and willing
to work hard; please give inc that chance.
Celebrate your freedom by voting on September
5. Your vote counts!
Sincerely,

;. 'Fd Pe1 Ad. t, -L .3 .-. i ,:, L1t, :". I I


hurricane has sustained winds of
96 110 mph with moderate dam-
age. Hurricane Kate which struck
Mexico Beach in 1985 was a class
two. hurricane. A class three hur-
ricane does extensive damage
with sustained windows of .111 -
130 mph. Hurricane Emily which
hit the North Carolina Outer
Banks in 1993 was a Class Three
hurricane. Hurricane Andrew in
1992 and Hugo in 1989 were
Class Four hurricanes doing
extreme damage. Hurricane
Camille which hit the
Louisiana/Mississippi Coast in
1969 was a Class Five hurricane
with sustained winds in excess of
155mph. Saffir-Simpson classi-
fies damage of a Class Five hurri-
cane as "catastrophic" and the
news media have deemed them
"killer storms".


Timely warnings have greatly
diminished hurricane fatalities in
the United States. In spite of this,
property damage continues to
mount. There is little we can do
about the hurricanes themselves.
However, NOA's National
Hurricane Center and National
Weather Service field offices team
'up with other federal, state, and
local agencies; rescue. and relief
organizations; the private sector;,
and the news media in a huge
warning and preparedness effort.

Hurricane Safety

TAKE ACTION NOW!
The hurricane season is June
through November. Be prepared!
Determine if and when you'
would have to evacuate.
REMEMBER: All mobile home,
residents must evacuate,
regardless of location.
O Decide NOW where you would
go if ordered to evacuate (a,
friend or relative, a hotel or


motel, out of the region or, as
a last resort, to a shelter).
Remember, if you are to leave
the region or go to a hotel, you
must leave early. Determine
(See Hurricanes on Page 5B)


GULF COUNTY

COMMISSIONER -DISTRICT 3
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Linda Roberts Wood has an A+ in my book.

Ho about yours ?





L-eadership abilities i" '


U-nique qualifications -i ".


S-incere concerns



Vote for Linda Roberts Wood, School Board, Dist. 3

September 5
PD. POL. ADV. BY LINDA ROBERTS WOOD CAMPAIGN. APPROVED BY LINDA ROBERTS WOOD.


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A vote for Bill Lewis is
a vote in Support of
victims' rights.


Your Circuit Judge should be a guardian of victims' rights.
As co-founder of the Traffic Homicide Investigation
Network, as a prosecutor of criminal offenders, and a
member of the Construction Fraud Task Force; Bill has
proven ,to the community that your rights matter.
Bill Lewis has MORE TO OFFER: more experience, more
commitment to the community, more working knowledge of the law



LEWISs

Circuit JUDGE
www.lewis4judge.com
For contributions or to contact Bill Lewis, please call
763-0781 or write P.O. Box 1633, Panama City, FL 32402-1633
Pd. Pol. Ad. by Bill Lewis Campaign Approved by Bill Lewis


Dear gUVf county Voters:
if elected to the office of Superintendent of Schools, I witt always be wiiLt-
inq to Listen to ouwr concerns and suggestions as we work together to
improve our school system. I wiLL .a'ke sure that the district office and
its budget axre directed toward classrooms and the needs of our children.

I AM QUALIFIED:
i B.S. Business Administration
@ M.S. 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-Q-0R SCHOOLS.WILL MAINTAIN SACS
ACCREDITATION IF I AM ELECTED!
I AM EXPERIENCED:


t 1981-2000
' 1994-1998
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t 1998-1999


Business Education teacher
District Coordinator of Blueprint for Career Preparation grant (while teaching full time)
Wrote numerous grants, including Blueprint for' Career Preparation, Carl Perkins Vocational,
Innovative Approaches, B.E.S.T., Sch.ool-to-Work, and Tech Prep
District Coordinator of Carl Perkins Equity grant (Mentoring Middle'School-Girls and Accessing Career
Education for Teen Parents) I


MY GOALS WILL IMPROVE OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM:
@ Avoid tax increases by eliminating waste in the school district's budget.
4 Better prepare our students for post-secondary education and the world of work.
4 Minimize the negative effects of the Governor's A+ Plan on our students and teachers.
I Eliminate unnecessary paperwork for teachers so that they may use their creativity and time educating our children.
4 Increase parental participation in our schools.
Thank oiu for considertina me when 'ou t 0o to the podLs on September 5th! This
is a nonja.rtisan eLection and aZ registered voters ma1 vote in it
regardless of party affiliation. .


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Hurricanes

(From Page 4B)
your route.
O Check your Disaster Supplies
Kit and obtain any items you
need.
Keep home in good repair. Tack
down loose roofing and siding.
Trim dead or broken branches
from trees.
Make the minor improvements,
such as bracing the gable ends
of roofs, needed to make your
home safer. Contact a profes-
sional engineer, licensed con-
tractor or architect to inspect
your home for structural
integrity.
Q Make plans and purchase mate-
; rials to protect your home
'- -before the storm (plywood,
shutters, or protective window
film; plastic sheeting, nails,
etc.
U Purchase a battery-powered
weather alert radio.
Q0 Inventory your property (a video
tape is excellent). Store with
insurance and title papers in a
safe place or send a copy to a
relative out of the area.
l Make sure your address (num-
ber) is clearly marked on your
home. ,
'U Whether you rent or own your
home. review your insurance
policies with your agent now.


WARNINGS
& ADVISORIES
Tropical Storm Watch:
An alert for specific areas that
a tropical storm may pose a
threat within 36 hours
Tropical Storm Warning:
An alert that tropical storm
conditions, including sus-
tained winds of 39 to 73 mph,
are expected in specific areas
within 24 hours.
Hurricane Watch:
An alert for specific areas that
hurricane conditions pose a
threat to an area Xwithin 36
hours.
Hurricane Warning:
An alert that hurricane condi-
tions are expected in a speci-
fied coastal area within 24
hours. All precautions should
be completed immediately.
Evacuation Order:
The most important instruc-
tion t ou vnli receive. Once
issued, an evacuation order is
mandatory.


As the Storm
'Approaches ..
HURRICANE WATCH
J Listen for weather updates on
local: stations and oni NOAA
Weather Radio. Don't trust
rumors, and stay tuned to the
latest information.
Q Check your Disaster Supplies
-.Kit. Obtain any needed items.
U Refill prescriptions. Maintain .at
least a two week supply dunng
hurricane season.
0 Clear yard of potential flying
debri.. e g. lawn furniture. pot-
ted plants. bicycles and trash
cans.
U Protect your windowss and glass
'doors' Brace double entry and-
garage doors at the top and bot-
tom.
:1 Fill your car's gas tank and..
check oil. water and tires. Gas
pump' don't operate without
Selectricity.
Secure your boat early.
L" Leave th. rswimmning pool filled
Sand super-chlorinated. (Cover
the filtration system.)
U Get cash. 'Banks and ATMs
won't be in operation without
electricity and few stores will
g| 'be able to accept credit cards.
Hurricane Warning
IF YOU MUST EVACUATE
Stay tuned to your local radio
and television station for emer-
gency broadcasts. If ordered to
evacuate, you must do so immedi-
;ately.
.U Take your Disaster Supplies hit
with you!
U Take important papers with
you, including your driver's
license, special' medical infor-
mation, insurance policies and
property inventories.
0 Let friends and relatives know
where you are going. Make sure
your neighbors have a safe ride.
Q Turn off electricity, water & gas.
0 Lock windows and doors.
IF YOU CAN STAY HOME
If you are outside the evacua-
tion area and do not live in a
mobile home, you can decide to
stay home.
Make sure your' windows are
protected and home is secured.
.U Clean containers for drinking
water and your bath tub for
,storing cleaning water. Line the


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During Hurricane Opal in 1995, 19 homes in the Cape area were completely demolished, with anoth-
er 19 sustaining major damage and 48 more receiving minor damage. In the photo above near the Stump
Hole, the three homes standing in the water were later removed. The house in the center of the photo-
graph is shown sitting in the middle of C-30E and the house on the right was washed off its pilings across
the road into a marsh. Over 3,000 feet of C-30E in the Stump Hole area was completely washed away. A
berm of granite rocks has been built along the water's edge in this area to protect the roadway.


tub with plastic sheeting, or
clean shower curtain, or caulk
the drain with silicone caulk-
ing-it will hold water for weeks
and cleans up easily when dry.
Plan oh three gallons per per-
son, per day for all uses.
'0 Check your Disaster Supplies
Kit. Make sure you have at least
a two-week supply of hon-per-
ishable foods. Don't forget a
non-electric can opener.
.0 Offer your home as shelter to
friends or relatives who live in
vulnerable areas or mobile,
homes.
Q During the storm, stay Inside
and away from windows, sky-,
lights and glass doors. Find a
safe area in your home-an.
interior, reinforced room, closet*
or bathroom on the lowest floor
of the house that will not be
flooded.
El Wait for official. word that the
danger is over. Don't be fooled
by the storm's calm "eye."
S If you lose power, turn off major
appliances, such as the air con-
ditioner and water heater to
reduce damage.
'0 If flooding threatens your home,
turn off electricity at the main
breaker..
PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY
PREPAREDNESS BEFORE THE
HURRICANE SEASON .,., :,
/ Know the hurricane risks in
your area.
V Learn safe routes inland.
i Learn location of official
shelters.
V Review needs and working con-
dition of emergency equipment,
such as flashlights, battery-
powered radios, generators, etc.
V Ensure that enough non-per-
ishable food and water supplies
are on hand.
V Obtain and store materials,
such as plywood, necessary to
properly secure your home.
V Clear loose and clogged rain
gutters and downspouts.
V Keep trees and shrubbery
trimmed.
V Determine where to move your
boat in an emergency.
V Review your insurance policy.
V Frequently listen to radio. TV.
or NOAA Weather Radio for offl-
cial bulletins of the storms
progress.
V Fuel and service family vehi-
cles.
V Inspect and secure mobile
home tie downs.
V Prepare to cover all window and,
door openings with shutters or
other shielding materials.
V Check batteries and stock. up
on canned food, first aid sup-
plies, drinking water, and med"-"
ications.
V Prepare to bring inside lawn
furniture and other loose, light-
weight objects, such as garbage
cans, garden tools, etc.
V Have on hand an extra supply
of cash.
Plan to evacuate if you...
V Live in a mobile home. They are
unsafe in high winds and tor-
nadoes no matter how well fas-
tened to the ground.
V Live on the coastline, the penin-
sula, or near a river or a flood
plain.
V Live in a high-rise structure.
Hurricane winds are stronger
at higher elevations.
When in a Warning Area...
V Closely monitor radio, TV, or
NOAA Weather Radio for official
bulletins.
V Complete preparation activities,
such as putting up storm shut-
ters, storing loose objects, etc.
V Follow instructions issued by
local officials. Leave immediate-
ly if told to do so!
V If evacuating, leave early (if pos-
sible, in daylight). Stay with
friends or relatives, at a low-
rise inland hotel/motel, .or go to


,a predesignated public shelter
outside a flood zone.
V Leave mobile homes in any
case. ..
V Notify. neighbors and a family
member outside of the warned
area of your evacuation plans.
V Put food anid water out for a pet
if you cannot take It with you.


Public health regulations do
not allow pets in public shel-
ters, nor do most hotels/
motels allow them.
If Staying in a Home .
Only stay in a home if you
have NOT been ordered to leave.
'Stay inside a well constructed
building. In structures,, such as a


VOTE FOR

PAUL SEWELL

"Sousehead"
for
School Board
District 3
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home, examine the building and V Turn off propane tanks.
plan in advance what you will do
if'winds become strong. Strong V Unplug small appliances,

winds can produce deadly mis- V Fill bathtub and large contain-
siles and structural failure. ers.with water for sanitary pur-
/ Turn refrigerator to maximum poses.
cold and open only when neces- V Stay away from windows and
sary. doors even if they are covered.
V Turn off utilities if told to do so Take refuge in a small interior
by authorities. (See Hurricanes on Page 6B)


Vote For A Woman Who Seeks To
Represent YOU, THE PEOPLE With
Dignity, Honesty, Integrity, and
Fairness TO ALL





COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3 '


Pd. Pol. Adv. bySally Malone Campaign, Approved b} Sill Milone D) '


"30 Years Hands-On Experience"


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Health Insurance for all children and affordable insurance for adults, .
Witnessed discipline in school classrooms by the teacher.
Freedom to pledge allegiance to the American flag and prayer in class
for all school children.
Criminal control, not gun control. (Guns don't shoot people, criminals
shoot people.)
0 Improved Medicare coverage for our senior citizens.
SA memorial for World War II veterans.
Campaign Finance Reform: He pledges to raise and spend ONLY $27,132
in this campaign, the yearly salary of a Florida State Senator.


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endeavor to provide a high

level of efficient, prompt,

polite and professional

service to'ALL the citizens

of Gulf County."


PLEASE VOTE FOR


I I Karen Arde King
Supervisor of Elections
in September & November.
My goal is to keep democracy
alive and well in Gulf County. Voter
registration for 18 year olds and newcomers.
I welcome efficiency suggestions from citizens,
interdependence-you and me.
Two more weeks and "miles to travel before I
sleep." (s)
THANK YOU!:


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Your Family

Disaster Plan
Hurricane Preparedness "It begins at home"
We don't like to think about a disaster in our community, much less
take the time (and expense) to prepare our homes, families and.
businesses to weather a storm or other disaster. Yet, if you are armed with
knowledge and a little forethought, you can save yourself and your fami-
ly from potential injury and financial loss. To get started, first read this
guide. Then, prepare your own Family Disaster Plan by completing the
checklist below:
1, KNOW YOUR RISK
Q Hurricane Storm Surge
L N.F.I.P. Flood Zone
U Mobile home '
2. KNOW YOUR RISK


See Hurricane
Tracking Chart
on Page 8B




reform thewaron
drugs, and save $ 150
Billion a year, and another
program to
4 save social secu-
rity forever,

please go to this Web site:


Pd. Pol'Adv. Paid for by the
David B. Higginbottom
Campaign Account, Approved by
David B. Higginbottom (D)


O If told to evacuate, we will go to:
U Friend's/Relative's Name and Phone No.


BOLDEN
GATHERS
for
Supervisor of Elections
Honest Qualified Dependable
4.12 Years of Experience Assisting Gulf Courty
Elections
a 16k Years Employed with the Gulf County
Property Appraiser's Office
a 16 Years of Experience Serving Gulf County
Your Vote Will Be Greatly Appreciated.
VOTE, AND THE CHOICE IS YOURS... -,
DON'T VOTE, AND THE CHOICE IS THEIRS.
REGISTER, OR YOU HAVE NO CHOICE.
YOUR VOTE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
PD. POL. ADV. BY IBIS BOLDEN GATHERS CAMPAIGN.
APPROVED BY IRIS BOLDEN GATHERS; OEM.


U Hotel/Motel
Q Shelter
O Evacuation Route


3. PUT TOGETHER YOUR DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT
(See:list)
4. RELATIVES/FRIENDS TO CONTACT WITH EMERGENCY INFOR-
MATION
0 Name
Phone ,
Q Name
Phone
5. INSURANCE
U Call your agent. Make sure you are adequately covered.
Agent's Name/Phone Number


O Policy No.
6. INSPECT & SECURE YOUR HOME BEFORE THE STORM
O Gable Ends/Roof
Q Garage / Doors
Q Maintenance
7. WINDOW PROTECTION
8. FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES ,
U Make a list of tasks'and who is responsible for each task. (Don't forget
to include the kids.)
9. PLAN FOR PETS
10. BUSINESS PLAN
DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT
One of the most important tools for emergency preparedness is the
Disaster Supplies Kit. Below are the most important items for your kit.
Stock up today and store in a water-resistance container! Replenish as
necessary, especially at the beginning of hurricane season June 1.
" Two weeks supply of prescription medicines
" Two weeks supply on non-perishable/special dietary foods
U Drinking Water/containers: 1 gal/per person / per day (minimum 3
days)
U Flashlights and batteries for each member of the family
0 Portable radio and batteries
" First aid book and kit including bandages. antiseptic, tape, compress-
es. non aspirin pain reliever. anti-diarrhea medication
U Mosquito repellent and citronella candles,:
U Two coolers (one to keep food: the other to go get ice)
U Plastic tarp for roof/window repair. screening, tools and nails, .etc.
U Water purification kit (tablets, chlorine (plain) and Iodine)
U Infant necessities (medicine. sterile water, diapers, ready formula, bot-
' ties)
Q Clean up supplies (mop. buckets, towels, disinfectant)
U Camera and film
Q Non electric can opener
U Extra batteries for camera, portable TV & lamps, etc.
U Plastic trash bags
U Toilet paper, paper towels and pre-moistened toweletfes
If you evacuate you also should take:
U Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or air mattresses
U Extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, etc.
U Folding chairs, lawn chairs or cots
U Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste. deodorant. etc.)
U Quiet games, books, playing cards and favorite toys for children
U Important papers (driver's license, special medical information,
insurance policies and property inventories)
Precious commodities before and after a storm
U Cash (with no power, banks may be closed, checks and credit.cards
unaccepted, and ATM's may not be operational)
U Charcoal, wooden matches and grill
U Ice


This home on Cape San Bias was completely destroyed by the
tidal surge from Hurricane Opal in October, 1995.


Hurricanes
room, closet, or hallway.
V Close all interior doors. Secure
and brace external doors.
V If you are in a two-story house,
go to an, interior first-floor
room, such as a bathroom or
closet.
V If you are in a multiple-story
building and away from the
Water, go to the first or second
floors and take refuge in the
halls or other interior rooms.
away from windows. Lie on the
floor under a table or another
sturdy object.
After the Storm ...
" Keep listening to radio, TV, or
NOAA Weather Radio.
V Wait until an area is declared
safe before entering.
V Roads may be closed for your
protection. If you come upon a
barricade or a flooded road,
turn around and go another


(From Page 5B)
wayl '
V Avoid weakened bridges and
washed out roads. Do not drive
Into flooded areas.
V Stay on firm ground. Moving
water only 6 inches deep can
sweep you off .your feet.
Standing water may be electri-
cally charged from under-
ground or downed power lines.
V Check gas, water, and electrical
lines and appliances for dam-
age.
V*Do not drink or prepare food
with tap water until you are
certain it Is not contaminated.
/ Avoid using candles and other
open flames indoors. Use a
flashlight to inspect for dam-
age.
V Use the telephone to report life-
threatening emergencies only.
* Be especially cautious if using a
chain saw to cut fallen trees.


Please Remember To

VOTE


November 7





ESSIE V.


ARM`S-TRONG

County Commissioner
District 1
Pd. Pol. Adv. by J. Armstrong Campaign
Approved by J. Armstrong I.N.D.


n y foagas next Tax Collector
" will make the Tax is to become fundamental



Become Voicefor

mindthis office tax education pro ram that

Sshowsresidents where their
bes to te t axes go and why they should


S: -I believe as the county grows
County.
i ,l ":: we must be prepared for new
challenges and be able to
make the hrigt decisions fr B


the best interest of all the
citizens of Gulf County.

I feel with my business man-
agement and Christian back-
ground that I can run an
honest, friendly, and efficient
office for the people of Gulf
County. If you elect me, you
will /he election hnestu and


P.


PD POL, ADV.BYMICHAELLYNCH APPROVEDBYMICHAELLYNCHDEMOCRAT


Re-Elet JERRY


-QUALIFIED


EXPERIENCED


r ATTENTION


CURRENTLY has the certification for the job of
Superintendent of Schools and also the courses
required to maintain our high schools' accreditation.

SUCCESSFUL classroom teacher, principal, and Superintendent of,'
Schools

ALl VOTERS (Democrats, Independents, Nonpartisans,
Republicans, Etc.): YOU MAY VOTE IN THE SEPT. 5th PRIMARY-,
for the Superintendent of Schools per the new Universal Ballot law which~t
allows everyone to vote when all candidates in the race are from the same party.


superintendent of Sehools


Continue the" Momentumrm 00.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2000 PAGE 7B


Panhandle Quiltmakers


.". Panhandle Quiltmakers will
tneet Thursday evening at 7:00
p.m. in Coldewey Hall at St.
"James Episcopal Church. This is
,a Sit and Stuch meeting. If you
-would like to go and bring one of

Fun and Games
Everyone is invited to a day of
fun and games at the Zion Fair
Baptist Church on August 26 at
2:00 p.m, hosted by Mold-A-
Male/Female. Children in 4th
'grade and under need to be
accompanied by an adult. There
S-will be many activities to choose
From.
f George Duren is the sponsor
of this event.

Senior Wheels
USA Program
The Senior Wheels USA
lProgram makes available power.
(Electric) wheelchairs to senior
citizens (65 years old and up) and
the permanently disabled at no
cost to the recipient, if they qual-

The power wheelchairs are
'provided to those who cannot
walk and cannot self-propel a
Manual wheelchair, and who meet
the addlUonal guidelines of the
program. No deposit is required.
If your need Is for use in your
home, please call for more infor-
mation to see if you qualify. Call
toll free, Leon Johnson at 1-800-
i246-6010.


your items that you are working
on, or if you have any questions
on how to quilt your item, the
quiltmakers have experienced
ladies who would be glad to give
you pointers on how to finish your
heirloom.
All visitors are welcome.

Community Sing
The Community Gospel Sing
will be Saturday night. August
26th at 7:00 p.m -EST, at the
Highland View Church of God,
located at 482 Pompano St. High-
land View.
Everyone is invited to come
and worship in song and praise.
Any questions call Earl Peak at
229-6547.
Van Transportation
Church van transportation as
was previously printed will be
temporarily discontinued during
August and September due to the
extreme heat. Pick-up will begin
in October on Mondays and
Friday.
The public's support is urged
in this effort. For more informa-
tion you may contact Eddie
Gimenez at 229-8466.

': ForAlIl i
,Printing Needs. .
.. The. Star

Publishing Co.
. (850) 227-1278
\ j **' ',> *


A newspaper ad read, "Men
wanted to work with dynamite -
must be willing to travel."
There are many kinds of
dynamite, but the most powerful
is the dynamite of the gospel. It's
God's wonderful way of bringing
all who believe the good news,
about Christ to heaven.
Christ alone can save the
world, but He can't save it alone.
He needs every Christian to
preach the gospel to everyone,
everywhere.
From the beginning of Chris-
tianity, it has taken a saved soul
to win a soul. And if you're won,
you'll want to win others.
.But you must be willing to
travel with the gospel. Are you?

Note of Thanks
The Gulf County' Sheriffs
Office and the Humane Society
would like to thank Willard
Richards for the recent donation
of a dryer. Last week the one we
had caught on fire and was
destroyed.
Sheriff McKeithen contacted
Richards to buy a replacement,
and was pleasantly surprised by
Richard's generous donation.
Thanks again Willard
Richards.
The Gulf County Sheriffs and the
Humane Society


Our Heartfelt Thanks
The family of Dessie Lee
(Granny) Parker would like to
thank all their friends for the
many, many-acts of love and kind-
ness shown to us during our time
of illness and loss.
The prayers, cards, food, and
the genuine love for "Granny" and
,the family will always be remem-
bered. A special thanks to Brother
Howard Browning, Brother Brent
Vickery, and the wonderful care
from our friend Sara Maddox who
comforted all of us, and to
Hospice we can't thank enough.
With humble hearts and love,
The Granny Parker Family

Sais 1/*,ew~. s 74 Sea4


My Three Sons
I am sorry for the path I took,
back in my younger days.
It was not a good set of footprints,
I left back there a way.
It's surely not the prints I would like
for you to follow.
Because it leads to the place, where
i satan's people wallow. "
A few years after ya'll were born, I
finally woke up one day.
I started living for Jesus, I found a
better way.
I had been there before,
but I didn't stay.
I let a hypocrite run me away.
I'm sorry if my footprints, caused
you to stray.
But if you'll look real close, you're
not following mine today.
.You're making tracks of your own,
have you caused someone to stray?
I know mine still aren't the best
tracks around, but if you follow
them boys, you're Heaven Bound.
Billy'Johnson


James P. Whitfield, Sr.
On August 21, at 3:00 a.m.,
James Paul Whitfield, Sr., 82,
went to be with the Lord. He was
a member of College Park Church
of God, and a veteran of WWII.
He is survived by eight chil-
dren; Clara.- Whitfield Brown,
Reverend Charles Whitfield,
S Connie Whitfleld Hall, May
Whitfield McClamma, James
Whitfield. Jr.. Howard Whitfield,
SJeanie Whitfield Collins, and
Gregory Whitfield; six grandchil-
dren; and three great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services will be held
on Friday, August 25th at 10:00
Sa.m., CT, at the College Park
Church of God in Wewahitchka.
Reverend Joe Glass will officiate.
Interment will follow at Cypress
Creek Cemetery In Kinard.
All arrangements are under
: -,the direction of Comforter Funeral
Home. Wewahitchka Branch
SChapel.

Etheline Meredith
Etheline Meredith, 90, of
, ',-*Wewahitchka, passed away
Saturday night, August 19, in
Blountstown. A. native of
Alabama, she had been a resident
of 'Wewahitchka for the past 45
years and was a member of Glad
Tidings Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Leon Meredith, and
two sons, Robert Meredith, and
STommy Meredith.
Mrs. Meredith is survived by
her children, Alfred Meredith and
.Betty Wilson, both. of Montgo-
mery, Alabama, Shep Meredith of
Wewahitchka, Frances Hancock of
Prattville, Alabama, Sam Meredith
of Montgomery, Donald Meredith
of Eclectic, Alabama, David
Meredith of Bonifay, and Wimp
Meredith of Wewahitchka: 22
grandchildren; 45 great-grand-'
children; and eight great-great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at
11:00 a.m., CT, Tuesday, August
22, for the graveside in Jehu
Cemetery. Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.

,,Alma Lee Jones
Alma Lee Jones, 94, formerly
of Wewahitchka, left her family
and friends on August 15. She
was born March 26, 1906 in Gulf
County. She was born, raised,
and lived in Wewahitchka before
moving to Bay County in 1989,
where she lived in a retirement
home. She was a member of the
First Baptist Church in
SWewahitchka.
She is preceded in death by
her parents,. Edd and Emily
Pridgeon; her husband, John W.
Jones; four brothers, Ed, Jack,
Harland, and Sam Pridgeon, all of
'Wewahitchka, her son, George
"Skeet" Jones, and daughter, Etta
Leola Jones Saunders of
Wewahitchka; one grandson,
David Saunders of Jay; and one
great-great grandson, Dillan
Gilmore of Wewahitchka.


t Worshipath
Chuch f Yur
Chieti s Suita


"pot'tOf \icf-cw'",


Fi iSif C,,k,,' Of


2420 Loiig Avenue, Poet St. 3oe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ....................... 10 a.m. Cwe u,',to tle Lord flhe glory
Sunday Morning Worship ....... ....... 11 a.m. de His name, worshlip tlea
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. Lord 6i the L'eauty of lioliness.
Wednesday Evening Service ....... ... .. 7 p.m. Psolm 29:2

The friendhY place to worship! .
SFirst Baptist Church
B ryn, 's' MEXICO BEACH
Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor & Minister of Music
SCHEDULE 'OF SERVICES
0urs^"1 Worship, Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
o i :'Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
slsl M1 ?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
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
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She is survived by her chil-
dren, John William "Bo" Jones
and wife Myrle, and Peggy Revell
and husband Forest both of
Wewahitchka; one son-in-law,
John Davis Saunders of Jay; a
daughter-in-law Mildred Jones of
Wewahitchka; nine grandchil-
dren, Donna Drew, Eddie Jones,
Paula Saunders, Lagran
Saunders, Allen Revell, Garry
Jones, Roger Jones, Susan Taylor,
and Micah Peak; eleven great-
grandchildren, Kevin Gilmore,
Kellie Creamer, Kristin Jones,
Stacey Jones, Megan Peak, Jesse
Jones, John. Jones, Christopher
Peak, Katie Jones, MacLean
Bassett, and Mallory Peak; one
great-great-grandson, Blake
Gilmore; one brother, John Henry
Pridgeon and two sisters, Minnie
Ola McDaniel of Wewahitchka,
and Micah Coln of Highlands
Ranch, Colorado; three special
friends, Fletcher Patterson of
Wewahitchka, Inez McCall of
Marietta, Georgia, and her room-
mate, Ms. Shirley of Panama City.
Graveside services were held
at Jehu Cemetery in Wewahitchka
on Friday, August 18, at 10:00
a.m., CT. Services were conducted
by Reverend Reid Cameron and
Fletcher Patterson.
All, services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.

James "Buddy" Brown
... James "Buddy" Brown, ,37, of
Blountstown died Wednesday,
August 16, in Blountstown.
Services were held Saturday,
August 19, at 11:00 a.m. at the
Sumatra Baptist Church in
Sumatra with burial at the
Sumatra Cemetery. ...


Buddy is survived by his wife
Amy Brown; one daughter,
Katelyn Marie Brown; his mother,
Carolyn Bradley of Sumatra; two
sisters, Monica Ann Lambert of
Mountain Home, Arkansas, and
Beverly Ann Strickland of Port St.
Joe; and several aunts, uncles,
nieces, and nephews.
All services were under the
direction of Magnolia Funeral
Home in Bristol.

Roosevelt Morris
Roosevelt Morris, 67, of
Wewahitchka passed away
Sunday, August 29. A native of
Chipley, he has been a resident of
Wewahitchka since 1961, and was
retired from the St. Joe Paper
Company after 38 years.
Survivors include his wife,
Ernestine Morris of Wewahitchka;
two daughters, Bonnie Crawford
of Grensboro, and Susie Hartzog
(Freddie) of Attapulgus, Georgia;
two grandchildren, Michelle
Hawkins (Tery) of Moultrie,
Georgia and Niki Hartzog of
Attapulgus, Georgia; one great-
grandchild, Jillian Hawkins of
Moultrie, Georgia; a close friend,
Emm Leach of Wewahitchka;
three sisters, Vona O'Brian of Port
St. Joe, Easter Nichols of Port St.
Joe, and Julie Norris of Sunny
Hills; and one brother, Willie
Morris of Chipley. .
Graveside funeral services
were held at 2:00 p.m.,
Wednesday. August 23 at Piney
Grove Cemetery in Chipley, con-
ducted by Reverend Joe Glass.
Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Hoe, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road
(850)639-5401
Sunday Bible Study ................. 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ................... 10:00 a.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m. CT


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 .
s .. 1 Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ........ 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ......... 11 a.m. 12
*Sunday School
*Young Children .
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron .Highway 71 / Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


first Baptist Churcth
I 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery Buddy Caswell
r nPastor Minister of Music & Youth
/ "l Sunday School ...... ..... ........ 9:45 am
Worship Service .. ................ 11:00 am
Disciple Training .............. .... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ................... 7:00 pm.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... .7:00 pm
K "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" J

-------------Teaching the Truth of God's Word

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
S 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
SPort St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday School ... ......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.

(850) 227-1724


Rev. Jesse Evans
K, PASTOR


Methodist Youth
Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... .7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.


Diana Sealey
Youth

Grace Baptist Clhurc
BUT TH05E WHO MOPE IN THIE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL 50AR ON
WINGS LIKE EAGLES .,. .-- 15AAH 40:351

Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell,
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


- and join us
in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford


Hwy. 98
Apalachicola ... E. W ... Panama City
t wy.
71 Reid Ave.
Family Lie Church
N


Rhema Bible Training Center graduates .... Wewohitchkoa
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
6 LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
S. 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 Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5626 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivaht Church Office 227-1493'
Sunday School ... . . . .' 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......... .I 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .. '. ... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday . . . . 7:00 p.rit.
S "We Inv~iite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us



first UnitedkMethodist Church
I 1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ............................. ..... 9:00, a.rim., 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)
X+ Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


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Discover God's Love! .
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir'at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN iADKItS, PASTOR


We welcome you to visit our website at:

familylifechurch.net

Family Life, Church
"Touching Lives with the Loe of Jesus"


Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


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IF YOU HAVE TO EVACUATE:


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A hurricane begins its life as a tropical storm any
low-pressure center with counter-clockwise winds of
39-73 miles per hour. At this time, the storm is
named and the National Weather Service begins to
track its movements. As soon as the storm winds
build to 74 miles per hour, the storm becomes a full-
fledged hurricane. You can start trackdng the storm as
soon as it: is named. Weather reports will mention its,
position regulardy If a hurricane watch is declared, It
means your area may be threatened. If the watch is
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Mike and Jan McDonald
Jimmy and Melissa McNeill
Charlie and Caroline Norton
Ralph and Margaret Roberson


WHY WE WANT YOU TO MEET JANEGALE


Janegale Boyd is a nurse who, for
the last fbur years has represented
ten mostly rural counties in the
Florida Legislature. She lives in
Monticello-not Tallahassee. She
understands the needs of small
communities like ours. Furthermore,
she's proven that she can effectively
,represent small counties.


Janegale is running for the
Senate seat vacated by the late Pat
Thomas. We need her energy and
enthusiasm there working for us.
Besides, she's a wonderful person!


Please come meet her. Even if
you can't come, please vote for her.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2000 PAGE 1


Fishing


Tourney


Donates


$11,000

Through the years the "Raw
Bar Round-Up" Fishing Tourna-
ment has seen much growth and
many changes. Likewise, the gen-
erosity and kindness of their con-
tributors has grown as well.
This year's tournament
expanded to include an in-shore
division that was very well
received and provided a great
boost to the overall revenue.
Recently. the tournament
committee along with members of,
the South Gulf County Volunteer
Fire Department and the Gulf.
County Sheriffs- Atixliary, gath- .
ered at Indian Pass .;Raw Bar to,
distribute the proceeds from their
efforts. A check, for $10,000 was
I# presented to the SOCVFD by com-
mittee president Jim McNeill. Also
a check for $1,000 for presented
to the Sheriffs Auxiliary for their
help with crowd control and secu-
rity.
-The success of this year's
event was further enhanced by,
the efforts of Harry Arnold and his
cooking crew from St. George
Island. They donate their time and
efforts.year after year to ensure a
hot meal for the fishermen as well
as spectators. This year's dinner
was followed up with some fabu-
lotis entertainment by "Reckless"
of- Tallahassee. The band leader.
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Proclaimed and Protested:

What Investors Should Know About Earnings and Earnings Forecast


By: Andy Wilkinson Financial prices and consequently the mar-
Advisor ket. With so much attention
When touting the quality of a devoted to this variable, becoming
fine wine, connoisseurs will cite familiar with earnings, and earn-
the age of a bottle to distinguish it ings forecasts is essential to every
from the competition. To prove the investor's education.
value of prime real estate, devel- Earnings Forecasts
opers focus on the benefits of its Earnings Forecasts
location. As for stocks, the feature In an effort to get. out in front
that is most often emphasized by', of stock price movements that
Investors when discussing the accompany a positive or negative
potential of a company is earn- earnings report, analysts will
Wings. While there are many differ- study available data and speak
ent variables used by Investors with corporate executives weeks
and analysts when evaluating before, a company actually reports
stocks-none are as prominent as its earnings. The objective of this
earnings. Representing a com- research is to determine how well
pany's net profit (the amount of or poor a company is doing In
T money remaining after operating order to create an "earnings fore-
expenses are paid), earnings are cast," or a prediction of what a
* often credited with driving stock' company's actual earnings will


Woman to Kayak 107 Miles


:While most grandmothers will
S be spending mid-October decorat-
ing for Halloween and buying
candy for trick-or-treaters, Joy
Godsey, a 50-year-old grand-
mother and Birmingham native,
will be taking an 107 mile kayak
journey down the Apalachicola
River.
Godsey, whose effort will ben-
efit the local YMCA and the
National Coalition Against
Domestic Violence, will embark on
a week-long, solitary kayaking
trip on the Apalachicola River as
part of the Domestic Violence
Awareness Month in October.
The danger Godsey will face
while on the river is paralleled by
the danger one faces while in the
midst of an abusive relationship.
Godsey's river journey is not only
a fund-raiser, the initiative is a
way of allowing women to take
back power and break away from
the oppression that comes form"
enduring a life of abuse.
S Before embarking on her river
journey, Godsey had a physical
fitness journey to make. Achieving
S..her goal of paddling 107 miles on
the Apalachicola would require
radical changes in her lifestyle.
Godsey altered her eating habits
and adopted an exercise regimen
that included cycling, speed walk-
ing and rowing. The results, along
with a 40 pound weight loss and
toned- muscles, -were increased
strength and confidence'.
S -Except for business trips. I
have never embarked upon an
excursion without having friends
or family members along to share
the experiences. In fact, I consider
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tilian, mosquito-ridden territory of figures are weak. One tactic is
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The journey begins in the Chi /U.S.
headwaters of the Apalachicola
River near the Georgia/Florida Relations Project
border. Ten days later Godsey will Gulf Coast Community
reach the end of her journey College will once again host 'a
the G endlf of Mex river meets China/U.S. forum on August 29,
thcan offer their congratutiponsat from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., at the
can offer their congratulationsatt Student Unionr East Building 2nd
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Apalachicola on October 21. pus. This forumwill culminate an
Godsey founded PADA-Paddle ps hi f w ulm at
Against Domestic Abuse, an ini.- initiative that began at Gulf Coast
tiative that combines a great Community College in February.
cause with outdoor adventure to The forum is free and open to the
benefit organizations that aid vic- public.
times of domestic abuse. Godsey The purpose of the forum is to
was also instrumental in develop- assemble students, academic
ing the Birmingham YWCA's deans, faculty, businessmen,
Domestic Violence Center. engineers, ministers, housewives,
"The YWCA applauds Joy for journalists, broadcasters, retired
her inspirational leadership, her citizens, military veterans and
generous donation of personal others to explore such issues as
resources to get this project how to best promote and foster
started and her devotion to help- human rights and encourage eco-.
Ingwomen and. their children nomic markets. In addition, tlhe
overcome victimization of domes- forum will address ways in which
tic violence," said Suzanne to encourage mutual respect in
Durham, Executive Director of the each other's culture and discover
Birmingham YWCA. ..new methods to assure global
Godsey's journey is a call for' se .urity.
both men and women to join in The forum is a project of the
the fight against domestic abuse Kettering Foundation, .anonprol,
in their communities. One PADA nnpartlsan, research institute
participant took to the water as a based in Dayton, Ohio. The forum
form of escape. Her abusive hus- wl be moderated by the Gul
band was afraid of the water and Coast Community College Citizen
she knew he would not follow here Leadership Institute and is, sup:
there. She found that her time on ported by the George G. Tapper
the water allowed not only safe Endowment of the GCCC
time away from her husband, but Foundation.
also 'time to think clearly about By consenting to host the
her situation. Through rowing she forum, Dr. Bob McSpadden, pres-,
gained the strength of mind an ident of GCCC, has demonstrated
body that gave her the confidence his belief that community colleges
to leave that abusive situation, can and should play a vital role in
PADA river Journeys an be as cultivating civic literacy and citi-
short or as long as desired, and zens leadership in building com-
can take place anywhere in the munity, locally and globally. He
human-powered watercraft dur- stated "We believe in. capacity and
ing the month of October. Please responsibility of people-ordinavy
visit Joy Godsey's Website at people-to revision their world
www.riverwomem.com for the role and to effectively shape the
information needed to create a future; our role as an instruments
PADA journey. of higher education is to provide
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Actual Earnings
On a quarterly and annual
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company's profits during a spe-
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PORT ST. JOE
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Volunteers Needed
Because positive role models
* nd the presence of caring adults
4re so important to children's
growth, we are always looking for
adult volunteers- to help in the
classroom. If you have some extra
tire and the desire, your help will
be.greatly appreciated.
->'Volunteers are asked to
attend an orientation on. Friday;
Akust 25, from 9:00 to 9:30 in
the-Student Activity Room. Please
S contact Cindy Belin at 227-1221
S f you have any questions..
School Hours
d School begins at 7:50.
Students arriving on campus


before 7:45 should report to the
gym to be supervised.
School Holiday
School will not be held on
Monday, September 4, in obser-
vance of Labor Day.
Progress Reports
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.
Tips on Finding More Time e
Some people seem to fit more
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squeeze in a. little more learn-
ing. Of course, your child can't-5
read library books in the tub.
but he can repeat the addition
facts. He can't \rite an essay in
the car. but he can talk about
what he's going to write or. per-
haps, reviewing spelling words.
* Set priorities. Decide what's
really important to you. (Odds
are, it's your kids.) then con-
sciously decide hoiw to' spend
;your time. 'Make sure' your
decisions reflect what matters. '
Have a choice between cooking"
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4The beginning of our school
year has been smooth. Thank you
for your prayers and support..
1 nFaith Christian will be partic-
ipating in the Annual Scallop
Festival on Labor Day Weekend,
We will have .a "Spacewalk" inflat-
alle bouncer for the, children on
Saturday from 10:00 A.M.
until???. Please put this date,
September 2, on your calendar
apndplan to be there. We'll need
workerss to "man" the booth, so let
Mrs. Cara Johnson know IfI you


4 SHARK TALK

,.res Sp: Sd. Weldta


2000-2001
Summer .escapes .us. Before
you know it schoolstarts, again in
a week. You go to buy your folders,
pencils and more new :clothes.
Then school is, the .next, day; you,
put your "new .stuff" together.
Excited to':see 'friends but not
wanting the homework, you would
rather be at the beach than in any
classroom. That's that and anoth-
er year .has begun;; it seems like
just yesterday we gotput for sum-
mer vacation.-We ,might complain
about the work qnd rules but
when you think about 'it for us
seniors, it's our lastt.year back to
PSJHS's halls. So, work hard and
earn the grades. Thq ride will get
bumpy at times, but don't forget to
sit back andienjoy(itihersenioritis);
after all, Class of i02Q01, you will
never get another chance to. relive
your senior year. SQ let's make it
one to remember. ,:
On behalf of the Administra-
tion- at PSJHS, Mr. Wilder would
like to say congratulations to, the
C/O of 2002 for their superb effort
Ii scoritg'abdve ftt' I a''Tte' aer
In math and reading on the FCAI.
They took the tesa.lasl.spring and
also scored above state average on
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News Column
Faith Christian School
will help.
Students at Faith 'Christian
usually bring their lunches from
home each day, but this year we
are offering an alternative for four
of those days. The Panhandle
Palate will be bringing dinners
Tuesday through Thursday for
grades' one 'to eight, and the
Subway will service us on Friday
with sandwiches for students in
four-year old. : kindergarten
through, grade eight. A lunch
order is sent. out' each: Friday
afternoon and should be returned
Monday with the exact change or.
a check made out :to Faith
Christian School. There is also a
vending machine with chips.
crackers, cookies. (no candy) for.
fifty cents each.
We are happy to announced
that we have someone to help
children with special needs both'
during the school day and after
school in our extended day. Mrs.
Barbara Barnes is working with
those students and is also reading
to the kindergarten classes in our
library. We are excited about this
addition in our program.
Our students in grades five
through eight will be able to par-
ticipate in. chorus this year. Our
principal, Bill Taylor. will be con-
ducting this group and we are
looking forward to hearing some
great "sounds" from them.
Faith Christian has much to
offer its students: small classes
with individual attention, loving
teachers, a quiet learning atmos-.
phere, and a proven curriculum.
There are openings in all classes
except the two-year old kinder-
garten group. We invite your
inquiries and visits. Call us at
229-6706, or come to see us at
801 Twentieth Street here in Port.
St. Joe.


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the

rificipal


: Attention Seniors: Mr. Lanford
wjll be at the high school on
Thursday, August' 25th for cap
anid gown orders. The' cost will be
S35.
There will also be a meeting
Thursday in room number 105
during lunch for all SGA executive
board members.'Student Govern-
ment tap representatives were also
elected Tuesday. Congratulations
to all the new members.
Also if you are planning to
turn in your lunch form, you need
to do it by the end of this week.
The forms can be turned in at the
front office to Mrs.Cumbie or Mrs.
Sewell.
The Tiger Sharks will host
Quincy Monroe for their kick-off
Classic this Friday night. Start the
season off on the' right foot and
c6me out to the Shark stadium at
7:30 p.m. to watch the boys battle
it out.
On behalf of the.students at.
PSJHS, a special welcome is to be
extended to the new staff mem-
bers: Ms. Barbee, Coach Eppinette
ad Mrs.-Teall- -
Now saving the best for 'last,
hils, is straight from Mr. Earley
who said. "I think this is the best
beginning of school that I've seen
in 28 years." Yes, he was talking
about the now famous first day
back at PSJHS. From all the stu-
dents, teachers and staff at the
high school, a special thanks is
being sent to the following busi-
nesses and people:
Johanria White, 'St. Joe/Arvlda,
Capital City Bank, 'Wewa State
Bank, Emerald Coast" Credit
Union. St. Joe Rent-All, Buddy &
linda Wood, Wood's Fisheries,
Allen Cox Associates, Raffield
Fisheries, Phil & Karen McCroan,
Jerry & Elaine Barnres The
Athletic House, The Star Publish-
ing, Costin & Costin, Rishi, Gibson
& Scholz. J. Patrick Floyd, PA,
George Duren, Billy Carr Auto.
Sales, Lee's Auto Repair, Cathey's
Hardware, Watson' Brothers Con-
struction. Capps Crane Service.
JKelth L. Jones, CPA. Gulf Sands
.Restaurant, Gaddis Air Condition-
.ing. Sherry McDowell,' Rich's IGA.
Stuart Shoaf, Channel 44. Sheriff
.Frank McKeithen & Staff, PSJ Fire
-Chief John .Ford, Gregg Burch.
.Vitian Floyd, Tonya Nixon, Katrina
$theridge, Peggy Burkett, Rhonda
'Pierce. Renee Shoaf, Barbara
Terry, Gail Zimmerman, Jariis,
tankersley, Ida Garrett, Margaret
Padgett, Ollie V. Neel, PSJHS
Student Government.
All the fun couldn't have hap-
pened without these people and so.
once again our most sincere
thankss goes out to you. Well. I
believe e that is all for this week.
.-bpe to see all of Vou at the game
.i day. Go Sharks!




GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
AUGUST 28 SEPT. 1, 2000
MONDAY- BBQ Chicken w/Bun.
Hash Brown Patty, Fresh Grapes,
Baked Beans, and Milk or Chef's
Salad Meal.
TUESDAY-Fish Patty, Macaroni &
Cheese, Green Beans, Peaches,
Carrot Sticks, Roll w/Jelly, and Milk
or Chef's Salad Meal.
WEDNESDAY-Spaghetti w/Meat
Sauce, Steamed. Broccoli,'
Applesauce, Italian Bread, and
Milk or Chef's Salad Meal..
THURSDAY-Turkey Sandwich,
Lettute,, Tomato,' Frenchi Fries,
Preaches, Applesauce Cake, and
Milk or Chef's Salad Meal.
FRIDAY-

MENUS-,SUIBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
AND/OR COMMODITIES.


WES students will be partici-
pating in a very special program
this year. The program is called
PeaceBuilders and is based on the
following five pnnciples: Praising-
people. Seeking wise people!
Giving up put downs, righting
wrongs and Speaking up about
hurts.
PeaceBuilders began in'
Arizona during the 1900's and'
has spread to over 500 schools in
the, United States and in other)
countries. WES and PSJES have:
been declared pilot sites for. the!
PeaceBuilders program in, the
State of Florida.
The classroom activities dur-
ing the first few weeks %will focus'
on learning more aboutithe prin-
ciples of the program. Many
teachers plan to' begin each'
school day by :,.reciting their
Peacebuilders Pledge or Promise,
with their students. Many of the:
primary students have enjoyed
learning and singing related
songs.
All school 'personnel, includ-
ing paraprofessionals. custodi-
ans. food service workers and
office staff, participated in an ori-
entation and training session held
August 9. Each staff member
signed a pledge of commitment to
be framed arid displayed.
Additional follow-up training
will be scheduled for October or
November to share ideas and plan
for the next phase of implementa-
tion. .
By investing -in a campus-
wide commitment to peace and a
"good ol' Golden Rile"f ifid set:
an atmosphere conducive to both
academic progress and the nur-
turing of healthy individuals can
be established.




Wewahitchka

High School ,
by Dr. Bill Truby


rway sent to TAP with an encouraging
in grades word and a challenge. It is' our
vered the hope that WHS will have a better
hool year. year than last year oh every front.'
enrollment :Effort and focus will make a dif-
from last ference.
SGQA rn t last week'for a vari-
udents at ety of reasons. They are busy get-
n the first' Utng things ready for-Homecoming;
introduced 2000 which.-will be held on
Stephanie October 6th. Arid they elected
the stu- Stephanie McDaniel as .treasurer
resident of 'to replace a transferred student..
given the Congratulations, Stephanie! They
students also are stating some fund-raisers
and moti- in preparation for their many
year,- : responsibilities and activities;
re recog- throughout the school year.
lishments Speaking of fund-raisers,.
st year or practically every group or class in
: following the school is: busy. with plans to
d certiff- make some money for their spe-'
outstand- cial interest. Thank you in'
tests last advance for your support of the
1, Andrew 'many.requests that will be coming.
Williams, your way. Magazines, candy,'
.ca Wells: Christ-mas presents, T-shirts,,
c Chan. and .give-away tickets are just
t" Atten- some of those items that will be
given to sold to keep our school activities
n Barnes, ongoing.`.
3ie. Ward. The sock hop we sponsored
miss even last week to show off our new gym
year.': In floor was very successful.
, they are Students and community mem-
ngs bond! bers alike danced to some 'treat'
1", Junior music and generally enjoyed the
ere recog- time together. Thanks to the
awards McNamaras for providing our
Camp entertainment.
and rib- Our foreign exchange stu-
'ed in the dents are settling in comfortably.
heir suc- Maria, Matteo, Uliuiana, and:
e was the Jullana are fitting in nicely with'
extended our student body arid are looking
r, Nicole to get involved with extra-curricu-
lar activities. By the way, Maria is
nbly also from Spain, Mat is from Italy,.
on of our Uliuiana is from Russia, and
(We have Juliana is from Brazil.
them to This Friday is the Kick-off
n of Mr. Classic as the Fight'n Gators frav-
otrk in the "el to Graceville to open their sea-
d is help- son. While not an official game, it
variety of will still give us an idea of what we
can expect this yeaf. Head Coach
some pro- Grant Grantham has about 28
nts were See WHS dPi Paige. 4C


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2


S 'RICHARD ALBRITTON
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW




O the peoe of guff County:


T'he past fewv months have' een I ed iuth ots ofhard wor, hand-
sha ing, baby issiitwa(ing, wai taking, kneein;, praying and hard
campaigning. : : .

Before this campaign gets another Lay older, 'feit compiled 'to sit
doWn and write a betterr to all the wonLderfuyeople who have made
this campaign for circuit judge d.wn right enjoy ab(e.

You have made my~ fa mify eef we come throughout this circuit,
confirming what 'J have afvaiys knvn, ,our friends andnc neihbors in
'Northwest 'Florida are truCiy the finest anywhere in the world.

Youthave he7edme run a campaign that we can allpoint to with
ride. One which yroves integrity, hard work and good Christian'
vaCues are stiC very much alive in 9Lmerican .Politics and with your
continuedsuyyort, twe wiCle triumphant September 5'


-IIIII~II~Aja~


WHS Is Well Undei
Over 400 students
'sever -through 12 ansi
bell for classes this scl
Early figures put our e
at 416-up considerably
year.
Dr. Truby greeted st
an opening assembly on
day of school. He also ii
SSGA Prfesident, S
Kramer, who welcomed
dents. Ryan Martin. prt
'' 'Teens. for Christ, was
o'.podium as well. Both
offered encouragement
vation for a great school
Many students we
nized for their, accomp
from late in the year laE
during the summer. The
students were awarded
cates from the state fort
ing scores on the FCAT
spring; Laura Husband
Lassiter, Jennifer .
Hunter Nunnery, Jessi
Lindsey Carter, .and Alex
"Absolutely Perfec
dance Awards were
Lauren Pierola, Shanno:
Jill Pippin, and Cass
These students did not:
one '"class ,period last:
addition to the awards,
also receiving a $50 savi
Our Varsity and
Varsity cheerleaders we
nized for their man
earned at Summer
Competition. Trophies
bons have been display
office commemorating t
cess. Of particular note
special UCA' invitation
to senior cheerleader
Williams.
The opening assert
included an introduction
new faculty and staff.
previously introduced-
you, with the exception
Sandy Quinn who will w
Opportunity Center and
ing. as a .coach in a
sports.
After a give-away of
motional items, stude


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by: Chris Floyd, Disaster
Service Director Capital Area
Chapter of Am. Red Cross
Many people think of chemi-
cals as only those substances
used in manufacturing processes.
But chemicals are found every-
where-in our kitchens, medicine
cabinets, basements and garages.
We use chemicals all the time as
part of our daily lives. Under cer-
tain conditions, chemicals can be
poisonous or have a harmful
effect on your health. Some chem-
icals which are safe, and even
helpful in small amounts, can be
harmful in larger quantities or


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WHS
From Page. 3C
young men preparing for this ini-,
tial contest. Game time is 7:00
p.m.
'Our School Advisory Council
met last Wednesday to finalize
last year's goals and to get geared
up for this year. Mr. Don Rich;
last year's chairman, passed the
gavel to Mrs. Debbie Gortman
who will lead us in the coming
months. Since our first goal is to
improve attendance. please con-
sider yourself imvited to our next
get together. It is tentatively set
for 6:30',. -n..o September 19th.


under certain conditions.
Chemical accidents do happen..
at home and in the community,
and the American Red Cross
wants you to be prepared. Please
continue reading to learn more
about home chemical safety. .
You may be exposed to a
chemical in three ways: (1)
breathing the chemical, (2) swal-
lowing contaminated food, water
or medicine, and (3) touching the
chemical, or coming into contact
with clothing or things which have.
touched the chemical. You may be
exposed to chemicals even though
you may not be able to see or
smell anything unusual.
The most common home
chemical emergencies involve
small children eating medicines.
Experts in the field of chemical
manufacturing suggest taking,
hazardous materials out of sight.
eliminate up to 75% of all poison-
ing of small children. Keep all
medicines, cosmetics, cleaning
products and other household
chemicals out of sight and out of
reach of children; If your child
should eat or drink a non-food
substance, find any containers
immediately and take them to the
phone. Call the .-Poison Control
Center or -911. Follow their
instructions carefully. Often the
first aid advice found on contain-
ers may not be appropriate, so do
not give- anything by mouth until
you have been advised by medical
professionals.
Other home accidents can
result from trying to improve the
way a: product works by adding
one substance to another, not fol-
lowing directions for use of a
*product or by improper storage or
disposal of a chemical. The first
precaution you can take is to
avoid mixing common household
chemical products. Some combi-
nations of these products, such as
ammonia and bleach,; can create
toxic gases. A second important
precaution is to always read the
directions before using a. new
product. Some products should
not be used in a small confined
space to avoid inhaling dangerous
vapors. Other products should
not be used without gloves and
eye protection to help prevent the
chemical from touching your
body. Read and follow the direc-
tions. Another effective way to
protect yourself and your family is
to store chemical products prop-
erly. Non-food products should be


stored tightly closed in their origi-
nal container so you can always
identify the contents of each con-
tainer, and how to properly use
the product.
Never smoke while using
household chemicals. Don't use
hair spray, cleaning solutions,
paint products. or pesticides near
the open flame of an appliance,
pilot light, lighted candle, fire-
place, wood burning stove, etc.
Although you may not be able to
see or smell them, vapor particles
in the air could catch fire or
explode.
If you should spill a chemical,
clean it up immediately with some
rags, being careful to protect your
eyes and skin. Allow the fumes in
the rags to evaporate outdoors in
a safe place, then dispose of them
by.wrapping them in a newspaper
and them placing them in a sealed
plastic bag. Dispose of these
materials with your trash. If you
don't already have one, buy a fire


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extinguisher that is labeled for A,
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handy.
Buy only as much of a chem-
ical as you think you will use. If
you have a product left over, try to
give it to someone who will use it.
Take care to dispose of it properly.
Improper disposal may result in
-harm to yourself or members of
your family, and accidentally con-
taminate your local water supply
or harm other people.
It is also important to dispose
of products properly to preserve
the environment and protect
wildlife. Plus, some products can
be recycled and further protect
the environment. Many household
chemicals can be taken to your
local household hazardous waste
collection facility. Many facilities
accept pesticides, fertilizers,
household cleaners, oil-based
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antifreeze and brake fluid. If you
have questions about how to dis-
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agency to learn the proper
method.
For additional information on
home chemical safety or. to
become a Disaster Resistant
Neighborhood please contact the
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American Red Cross in
Tallahassee at 878-6080, or in
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2000 PAGE 5C


Backpack Misuse Leads to Chronic Back Pain


Backpacks have made it easy
for many Americans to throw in
everything biut the kitchen sink
Without realizing they could be
throwing out their backs. Millions
of students are racing to the
school bus or scurrying to their
classes with overstuffed back-
packs slung over one shoulder. At
the same time, more adults have
opted for lugging a backpack,
rather than a briefcase, to and
from the office. While carrying a
'/ backpack might seem harmless
enough, it can cause some painful
back and neck problems for peo-
ple who don't pack or carry their
backpacks properly, according to
the Florida Chiropractic
Association (FCA).
"Back pain is pervasive in our
society," said FCA President Ken
Dougherty. "Eighty percent of all
Americans will suffer from it at
some point in their lives, and 50
percent will suffer from low-back
pain this year alone. Much of this
suffering is brought on by bad
habits initiated during our
younger years such, as carrying
,* overweight backpacks to school."
SA recent survey by Lands' End
Direct Merchants found that more
than 96 percent of children ages
eight to 12 will carry a backpack
'to' school thi. year. Of those,
nearly, one-third will carry their
backpack improperly. Similarly, a
recent study conducted in Italy
found that the average child car-
ries a backpack that would be the
equivalent of a 39-pound back-
pack for a 176-pound man, or a
29-'pound backpack for a 132
pound woman.
What Can You Do?
The FCA offers, the following'
tips to parents to help prevent the
needless pain that backpack mis-
use could cause the students in
your household. (And, now that
backpacks have begun replacing
briefcases in the work place, you,
too, might want to follow this
advice):
Make sure your child's
backpack weighs no more than
five to 10 percent of his or her
body weight. If the backpack is
heavier, it will cause your child to
bend forward in an attempt to
support the weight on his or her
back, rather than on the shoul-
ders, by the straps.
The position of the back-
pack is important. The backpack
should never hang more than four
inches-below the waistline. A
*, backpack that hangs too low
increases the weight on the shoul-
ders, causing your child to lean
forward when walking.
A backpack with indhidual-'
ized compartments helps in posi-
tioning the contents most
effectively. When packing the
backpack, make sure that pointy
or bulky objects are packed away
from the area that will rest on
your child's back. An uneven sur-
face rubbing against the back
could cause painful blisters.
Keep in mind that bigger is
not necessarily better.. Parents
should buy the best-designed
backpack possible for their child.
The more room there is in a back-
pack, the more your child will
carry, and the heavier the back-
pack \0il1 be. .
It "is important that your
child wear both shoulder straps.
Lugging the backpack around by
one shoulder strap can cause the
disproportionate shift of weight to
one side, leading to neck and
muscle spasms, as well as low-
back pain. #
Padded straps are very
important. Non-padded straps are
uncomfortable and can dig into
your child's shoulders.
The shoulder straps should
also be adjustable so the back-
pack can be fitted to your child's
body. Shoulder straps that are too
loose can cause the backpack to
dangle uncomfortably and cause
spinal misalignment pain.
If the backpack is still too
P| heavy, talk to your child's teacher.
It might be possible for your child
to leave the heaviest books at
school, and bring- home only
lighter hand-out materials or
workbooks.
If your child continues to
complain about back pain, con-
sider an alternative to traditional
backpacks, packs on wheels.
More parents and children are
realizing the benefits of this safer
way to transport books-an other
necessities to and from school.
Talk to your child about the
proper use of backpacks and help
him or her understand why this
and other ergonomic issues are"
important. A child who is edu-
cated early in life on the impor-
tance, of ergonomics can apply.
this knowledge later in life at
home or in the office and will be


happier and healthier as a result.
For the Hiker
Backpacks are not only a
necessity in school, but also


important for such outdoor
enthusiasts as campers and hik-
ers. When being fitted for a hiking
backpack, find a backpack that
accommodates your dorsal
length, the area from the upper
back to the bottom of your
ribs, not your total height.
While hiking, the shoulder
straps should be placed in the
center of each clavicle, or collar-
bone. The shoulder straps are for
increased stability, not.for carry-


ing an increased load. For proper
wear and comfort, you should be
able to fit two fingers comfortably
under the straps.

Most backpacks designed
for hiking are equipped with hip
belts. Since most hikers fill their
backpacks completely, hip belts
are designed to carry the majority
of the load for longer periods of
time. Be sure the belt is fitted
along the area around the hips


and above the pelvic bone, where
your pants usually ride.
When packing your hiking
backpack, place the heaviest
items in the bottom, the lighter
items higher and in the pockets.
Too much weight at the tip of the
backpack will result in an off-cen-
tered, disproportionate shift of
weight, which can result in back
pain.
"If you or your child experi-


ences any pain or discomfort
resulting from backpack misuse,
call your doctor of chiropractic,"
said Dougherty. Doctors of chiro-
practic are licensed and trained to
diagnose and treat patients of al
ages and will. use a gentler type of
treatment for children. In addi-
tion, doctors of chiropractic can
also prescribe exercises designed
to help children develop strong
muscles, along with instruction in


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ONE OF A KIND DUPLEX! 111 E & F 1st St., Mexico
Beach. 2 bedroom, 1 bath upstairs, 2 bed room. 1 bath
downstairs. Steel roof, ceramic tile floors. Great loca-
tion! Upper floor has 2 decks with great view of gulf.
Lower unit has deck, also with a great view. Duplex
is on corner lot. Call for F.p, irnrner, ,I .:.n $229,000.





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Gulf Front 140 Gulf Pines Dr. Indian Pass
Area: End Unit townhouse in triplex breeze-
way separates. Beachfront townhouse tasteful-
ly decorated in move-in condition. 3 Br, 2 Ba,
two levels with decks, all rooms open on the
.Gulf. Full electric kitchen and Master suite on
.first .level, spacious clo-ets' through-out
Laundry room upstairs, stoIrage room on
ground level. Covered parking on slab. 34.5' on
Gulf by 4856' deep. $287,000 FPI*


NEW LISTINGS:
104 N. 22nd St. Mexico Beach 2 bd./1 1/2 ba., new vinyl sid-
ing, fences fcr s lW' perty has
a mother- IU[ b c l lt INoom. Very
close to public beach access. This won't.last long. Large 100'x100l
lot. $135,000 .
9235 Cockles Ave., Beacon Hill Very nicely furnished 2 bd/r ba
bathroom, tongue and groove, vinyl siding, $80,000.
115 N. 5th St. Mexico Beach. 3 Bd/2Ba older mobile home with
decking and green house. Can see Gulf from upper deck. 4 win-
dows AC/s cooling and central heat. Large.shop. On corner lot in
first block of beach. Great possibilities. Reduced to $129,000.
Commercial lots Mexico Beach 42nd St. & Hwy. 98 Lot 1, Blk
1 Unit 6. .23 Acre 135' on Hwy. 98. Fenced. $340,000.
Commercial lots Mexico Beach- 1007 Cypress Lane 87.5'x125'
on street. Great location for residential or general commercial.
$37,500.
Port St.Joe 410 Reid Ave.: Vacant business lot in the heart of
downtown Port St. Joe on Reid Ave. just a half'block from Cecil G.
Costin Blvd. Ideal for retail or office structure. Call Gregg.
$109,900.
Beacon Hill Vacant property. Back end of Helmet St. 4 acres,
partially cleared. Great for development or single family home
with lots of privacy. $165,900.
Nice wooded lot on Borders Road in Overstreet, 1.35 acres
MOL. $12,500.


705 Gulf Aire Drive GREAT OPPORTUNITY,
relocating or need a vacation home at the beach.
In Gulf County's nicest planned community only
one block to private beach, tennis courts and
swimming pol, A nice, 2,100 sq. ft. 3 br/2ba single
level home in excellent condition, bright kitchen,
great room, large sun room, master bedroom
suite. Nicely landscaped 75'x120' lot, with a pri-
vacy fenced back yard and large arbor covered
patio. Two car garage and loads of storage. Must
see to appreciate. $159,900. Will consider owner
financing. MLS #5932.
S228 Hwy. 98, St.
loe Beach. Great
opportunity y for
in, e rors or per-
AwrLike new 2bd/2
a li! ba i ullv furnished
[al :harnmer. 75 feet of
s ared parking,
| public .beach
ac eh across the
S|1 hw Front deck to
I 101 1Wullill erioy the views &
sunsets. All this
within walking distance of stores and restaurants in
a fast growing area of St. Joe Beach. Opportunity is
knocking. Take advantage now at $198,000.


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BEACHFRONT PROPERTY, Two lots 90' beach
frontage x 205 deep'. INVESTMENT OPPORTU-
NITY, ZONED TOURIST COMMERCIAL.
Permitted use:,shops, restaurant, b&b inn.
Residential usage is permissible for townhomes.
Current usage. Surfside Inn with 11 units.
$1,244,595.00.


Mexico Beach 203 Fifth St. Affordable beach
retreat. 2 bedroo:,m. 2 bath hou-.e is 725 from dedi-
cated beach, nice \ard. Hasgreat pc,. ibiliies. Nceds
some work Reduced to $89,000.








76o0 Hswy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Lc.ation! Location!
2 bedroom, 2 bath brick home on 2 lots across
from dedicated beach. Large garage with work-
shpp in back. Great Florida room to enjoy the fan-
tastic sunsets. Call for appointment. Lots of palm
trees. Lot 100'x140'. REDUCED TO $295,000.


COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP.
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach Canal 4 lots,
bait and INU"I lD Uirn CO NTl A ,cTO + sq. ft.
bldg. $69 ..w -,
Motel 4103. Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four lots,
gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good investment poten-
tial. $599,000.'
BEACHSIDE
Come and Nest at the Beach! New Listing! Beachside town-
house at 2703-A Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. Two bedroom, 1.5 bath
beach retreat. Very short walk to beach, close to restaurants.
New ceramioctile downstairs & new carpet upstairs. Fresh paint
inside & out 'along with new wallpaper in kitchen & baths.
Privacy fenced landscaped back yard & patio. Great view from
deck off master bedroom. Comes with al appliances. Great per-
manent home or rental. $4m 4,9. Reduced to $130,000. Owner
is Lic. Florida Real Estate Agent. MLS #4825.
ST. JOE BEACH
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfortable approx. 2800
sf home nestled on 2 large lots: Bath on each of 3 levels. Stairs on.
side and out for safety. Lots of decks. 3 BR and 2 baths on 2 main
living levels. Lots of room on ground floor for game room,
office, bedrooms, or could be used as large apartment. Ground
floor used to be antique shop, office and storage, ch/, stove.
Lots of possibilities. Must see. $146,900.
LOTS
ST. JOE BEACH
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft. Very nice lot on
Hwy. 98. $180,000.


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John M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
647-3633 ,
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker 647-8939


Jim Vickers 648-3022
Tom Graney 647-3736
Marlene Harris 647-5316
Joan Smithwick 647-4150
Greg Mahlkov 647-3476
Joy Holder 648-8493
Mark Schultz 227-2594


414 Arizona Dr.; Mexico Beach. Very well kept 6 year
old home! 3 bd., 2 ba. in quiet neighborhood. All
appliances included in sale of property. Extra insula-
tion for heating and cooling. All wood cabinets in
kitchen. Watering well for outdoor watering. Central
h/a, gas fireplace in liv. rm., cable and phone hook-
ups in every bedroom and in living room. 2 1/2 car
garage with workshop in garage. Attic fan in house is
good asset for this well insulated house. Cools house
many months of the year. Lush landscaping all
around this home New carpet. Just to mention a few
of the amenities. ML5:'5 o'7 $185,000. Sewer
Connected, walking distance to the beach.




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Beautiful Sunsets! .from large story custom
built brick home with personality on 1.5 lots
across from dedicated beach. 4 bedroom, 3.5
Bath. Approx. 3532 sq. ft. of living area. Metal
roof, large deck, Florida room. Huge attached
back garage, could be incorporated for more
living space. Carpet & tile throughout.
Beautiful Florida Beach landscaping. Many
unique amenities. Reduced $589,000.00.









Mexico Beach step out to the beach! Buy one or
all four of these Gulf View townhomes. Each has
a 2br/2.5 ba, .with appliances & tastefully fur-
nished. 2 end units $179,000 each, 2 middle
units, $159,000 each. These are too good to pass
up. MLS#4609-4612. Owner financing.


Preferred Location CANALFRONT BEACH-
SIDE -116 Miramar Dr. Mexico Beach. Floating
dock boardwalk seawall deck. Single resi-
dence on 75' wide lot, remodeled, 2/2,1528 sq. ft.,
plus Florida room, carport, fence, partially fur-
nished. $550,000.


105 12th St., Mexico Beach. $185,000.00.
Exceptionally nice 3bd/2ba, brick and stucco
home. Just 1000 ft. to beach. This home has new
carpet and new air conditioners. Deck off master
bd. Cathedral ceiling and rock fireplace in great
room. Also a bonus rm. 2 storage sheds in back.
Water cond., hot/cold shower dressing room off
patio..A must see! Call for an appointment.


Developers Commercial, Residential! 180' on U. S. 98 by 440'
on Court St. Also, second parcel adjoins 370' on.Americus Ave.
by 125' deep. Residential/commercial zoning. Great potential!
Growing area! $975,000.
CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASS
Great Gulf Front Opportunity. On Cape San Blas Secluded
Dunes Sug o 9 eep, total
.67 acres. 0kgss Beach,
dramatic high dunes, remote site, controlled access, your neigh-
bor is the state park, limited to no erosion and possible to per-
mit for two residences. Well priced at $425,000. Call Tom.
Indian Pass.. N. Seminole and the Lagoon. Waterfront lot.
Tremendous opportunity for secluded homesite with dock on
Indian Lagoon. 225' of waterfront available, or may be subdi-
vided. The entire lot is .88 acres MOL. All eligible for FEMA
insurance. $225,000.
SEASHORES
Seashores Lot, Beautiful 75'xl50' located one lot east of the cor-
ner of Narv'aez and Na t | icwlvell built homes on each
side,lot is high and drains LWiome site for only $29,500.
Call Tom. MLS#4958.
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts.
Tradewinds Dr. Lot 2, Blk G, 70'xll5' nice lot with Gulf view.
$115,000.


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AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET, in
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
Open Tues-Sat. '
Consignments Welcomel
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.




1999 2 Door Chevy Cavalier, asking
payoff price 827-2445 2tc8/24
1984 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer
Edition, excellent condition inside &
outside Must see Call 648-9446
2tc8/17

1991 Chevy Cavalier, 4 door, runs good
needs body work. 227-1296 lfc8/17
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 Condi
8683 after 6


For Rent: 2 & 3 BR apartments in
Beacon Hill. Call 912-246-1250 or 850-
647-3220. .. tfc 7/13
Gulfaire Executive 3BR/2BA, complete-
ly furn., w/d, screened porch, garage,
pool, "tennis court, .private beach,,
$995/mo. Call 647-8760. 8tc6/29
SLong Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call Larry @ Arline Realty, 647-
2628. tfc 8/3
UNFURNISHED
e Large 2 bdrm. house, stove &.refrlg..
cen. h&a. screen porch, carport & laun-
dry rm.,
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
w, asher & stove, fully,- carpeted. No
pets. '
FURNISHED
@Small 2 bdrm. home,.auto heat & air,"
Swasher/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup. .
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 8/3


ithon $5500.00'229-. Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court, St.'
3t8/3 Joe.Beach. No pets, I blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. tf c 8/3-
_____ 2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call.
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfc 8/3


18ft. Hoble Cat Sailboat, 8 1.500. Can
be seen at Seminole St. & Apalachee Dr.
in Indian Pass Beach, 653-9456.tfc 8/3


KAYAKSI Unsinkable.
ble, safe and FUNI 314
the Port Theatre). Se
from Open Tues.-Sat.


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


self-balling, sta- Liberty Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty Manor
4 Reld Avenue (at Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
several to choose elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
229-9282 tic 8/3 facilities, energy efficient costt, stove' &
refrlg., furn., fully carpeted. 1BR apts.
..F.. on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
SCall 229-6353 for more Info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc 8/3


Start your own car audio store, Radios,
CD players, displays, antennas, wiring,
etc. Call 229-9333 for more, Info
Stc8/24

CHIfLD CAR


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Kid's Promise Center. Open Monday-
. Friday, 6:50 a.m.,until 6:15 p.m., all
' children-.VWleqomeiZLlBirth until 12 years
old. DeVelbpmentally Appropriate
PracUice7-Llcense# 3926, (850) 229-
1145, 309 Williams Ave. after-school
tutoring. Register Today. 2tc8/24
Day care in my home 24 hours per day.
Two openings.Beacon Hill area.647-
3759 4tc8/17


1 Bedroom, I Bath 'NICE" apartment in
Port St. Joe. Nice Area $300. per month
227-1258 tfc8/24
Nice 2 Br Furnlshed.Trafler on Buddy
Floore Rd. $375. per month, 648-5306
S ltc8/24

2 bedroom unfurnished apartment.
cable furnished, ocean view 1004 Hwy
98, Mexico Beach. $600.rent $600.
deposit with one year lease. Call before
6:00pm 648-4922 or 648-5139 tfc8/10
House for rent in Port St. Joe. 2 bdrm..
laundn, rm.. cen. h/a, ceiling fans,
S fenced back yard. no pets. 8440 a
month. 8350.00 security deposit. Call
227-3511. tfc 7/27
S One 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. Lfcs,3


Angela Estates
601 15th St. Mexico Beach, Fl.
NOW OPEN.
Hlzhlv restricted mobile home lotu for rent
Linder ground utilities, paved road. street
lights. Pick out our lot nouwl For more
Information call 850-648-4006
; tfc 8/3


BEACH STORAGE
Day: 227-7200,
night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach


Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
tfc 7/6

Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus .
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106

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Saturday Aug. 26th 8 a.m-12 est. 121
Magellan St. St Joe Beach. word
processor, dolphin coffee & end tables
bear coffee table, other misc beach
house decorations and Items. lItp8/24
Carport Sale: Saturday, rAug 26th 8-12
at 1201 Monument Ave. Toys.red metal
car bed (uses twin mattress), lots of "
odds and ends. i '1tc8/24
New Flea Market, 215 Charles Ave,
White City. Come by and Browse
: 2tc8/24


H WANTE IDIl


Manager needed for seafood restaurant
and oyster bar. Apply at 407 Woodward
Ave. No Phone Calls 4tc8/24
Cashier wanted: nights and weekends .
Apply at Cape Trading Post. 2tc8/24
Workers needed at Raffleld Fisheries to
process jellyfish. Please apply in per-
. son. 2tc8/24
Outside Sales Representative.
Applicant must be willing to learn and
able to work with the public. Plumbing
experience Is preferred, but not
required. Apply in person at Wallace
Pump & Supply, 824 N 15th St. Mexico
Beach t fc8/24
Cashier Position Opening. Gulf Coast.
Electric Cooperative presently has an:
opening for the position of Cashier
Receptionist In out Southport office.
. Applications will be accepted until

Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
Mexico Beach
Mobile Home Lots
For Rent
648-8201 ticr/S


MINI STORAGE
522-A 1st Street
Port St. Joe, FL

229-6200

For Rent
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
e Laundry facilities'
On-site Management
Voice/TlY Access
(352) 472-3952


For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
,..... -- On-site Management .. ,.
V 6;e/TY r Acels
S (352) 472-3952
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Wednesday, August .30,2000 at The
Work Force Center of Florida, 114 E 9th
Street, Panama City, Florida. Minimum
job specifications for this position are as
Follows: Require High School
Graduate/Equivalent: Require a mini-
mum of two years cashier experience in
a general office environment, including
interpersonal skills for interacting with
the public and handling cash. filing,
and typing; Require proficiency In the
use of computer, phone, calculator and
all other general office equipment;abli-
ty to perform multiple duties; Require'
excellent oral and written communica-
tions skills; legible handwriting; Require
ability to maintain confidentiality of all
consumer information and documenta-.
tion; Require ability to become proflni
clent in radio dispatching to utilize
equipment properly and according to
FCC rules; Require the successful pass
of Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative's
: employment entrance examination and
drug screen. Prefer previous experience
In electrical distribution utility or busi-
ness related courses. Gulf Coast
'Electric Cooperative Is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. We recruit on
the basis of merit, without regard to
race, color, religion, sex. age, national
origin, disability, or veteran status
., ltc8/24

Gulf County Association for Retarded
Citizens is accepting applications for
the position I -I Trainer. This position
Involves providing one to one training to
one developmentally disabled adult par-
ticipating in the adult day training pro-
gram. Work hours are from 8:00 a.m.-
2:30 p.m., Mon-Fri.. Qualifications,
application and job description may be
obtained from the ARC offices located
at. 303 Peters St., Port St. Joe. Closing
date is Mon. Aug. 28,2000 at 4:00 p.m
ltc8/24

Subway at Port St Joe Now hiring Full
Time/Part Time shifts must be flexible,
honest and hard working. Apply before
2:00 p.m. Come Join Our "Team"
tfc8/24

Custodian/House keeping, Part-time,
Responsible for cleaning offices,'
restrooms, clinical areas and floors.. 4-
hours per day, Monday through Friday.
Will- require some heavy lifting. Must
have good references. Background
check is required. Year round. Apply to:.
Component Dlrector,311 Williamsi
Avenue, Port St Joe, FL 32456. EOE.
.. ... ..... .... tfc8/24v-
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Temporary Full-time Secretary
responsible for a wide variety of duties.
Must function with minimal supervision
and exercise independent judgement:
have initiative: flexibility and the ability
to work efficiently with multiple tasks
and deadlines. H/S graduate or equiv-
alent. Computer experience a plus.
'Ability to type 45 cwpm. Apply in writ-
ing to: Life Management Center, 311
Williams Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456
EOE tfc8/24
Mental Health Technician-Adult Day
Treatment: High school diploma
required. Experience preferred but riot
necessary. Will train a dependable,
motivated person. Duties involve
supervising and coordinating activities
for adult clients at the Life Management
Center Adult Day Treatment program In
Port St. Joe Part-time, 16-20 hours per
week. Hours are 8am.-12pm. Mon.-
Thurs. with occasional minor variations
In schedule. Apply to ,Component
Director. Life Management Center, 311',
Williams Ave, Port 'St. Joe, FL 32456
EOE tfc8/24


Children's Case Manager Minimum
Training, Credentials and Experience
Require: Minimum of a baccalaureate
degree from an, accredited university.
with major course work in the areas of
psychology social work, health educa-
tion or a related human services field
and a minimum of one year of full time
or equivalent. experience work with
Children who have emotional distur-
bance or a minimum of a baccalaureate
degree from an accredited university
and at least three years of full time or
equivalent experience in working with
children who have serious emotional
disturbance. Competitive salary with
excellent benefits. Apply to: Component
Director, Life Management Center, 311
Williams Ave,, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
EOE tfc8/24
Workers needed
Seafood processing/heading shrimp.
You. can earn up to $140.00 per
day(piece work by the .lb.) Tuesday
through Thursday, start at 6 a.m. -
until. Contact Wood's Fisheries at 227-
1517 : 2tc8/17
ATLANTA NANNY
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.
" ivate 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. 3111d 4tp8/17
The Gulf County Tourist Development
Committee through the Gulf County
Board of County Commission Is seeking
a Partn-Ltime 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.-5:00 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.m..E.T. Gulf County enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and Is an Equal
Opportunit'y/Affirmative Active
Employer. 2tc8/17
Part-time Book keeper needed for office
on Cape San Bias, Experience required.
Send resume to : Attn: Controller., 71
Market Street, Apalachicola, Fl. 32320
3tc8/17


Need responsible caregiver for 2 month
old, two or three days per week. Non-
smoker. References required. Prefer
CPR certifcation.Competitwie pay. Call
227-9511 4tp8/10
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
Administrative Assistant
Description:
This position reports to the Washington
Improvement Group Executive Director.
The incumbent will have exposure to
materials requiring the highest level of
adminrIstrative skills, initiative, flexibili-
ty, dedication, and confidentiality.
Individual selected must acquire a solid
grasp of the mission of the Washington
Improvement Group and theNorth 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 calepder and


FOR RENT HELP WANTED HELP WANTED


T'RAS aSI


CUSTOM LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559

Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's -mos experienced, reirhes. "
827-6828 ask for Dusty

* Residential *custom wood
*Commercial *industrial
A 8 R Fence
fe1ncg aind Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EINN593115646 (850) 647-4047


& -o .Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
SFlea Control '' Conaomlr,,urns
* Houenoiao Pasi Conlrol New Treatment/
* Real Estate IWDO) Reports Construction STeaS
pacatoLz,,g ;r, Vajcorin e attl Properties
FAMILY OWNED
I PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products


NOW AVAILABLE
INDUSTRIAL GASES and
WELDING SUPPLIES

St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112











PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112


S 5x10 x100.: 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.
850-2 '-4 1.6
RA00433, :ER0007623 .


COINS BY THE BAYI I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 8/3

COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581



C. J.'s Lawn
Service
F FULL LAWN SERVICE
will work for you., -
Clyde Sanford

(850) 648-8492

'.. fc7/6


STUTZMAN ROOFING
-RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs '
Single-Ply & Repairs ,_
'Where Quality Is Higher Than Price
229-8631 .




Steve Brant's


ROOFING.
LICENSED & INSURED ',
LIC. #RC0050321 '
Porf St. Joe Call

229-6326.
Mobile 899-0219 or,i
899-0218
tfc 7/6


2026 MarvinwAvenue '
,a11 Port St. J6e, FL 32456
Gi 9License #RC0067081'


V V Phone(850)

S25 Yars Expe(ence- 229-859;
Ifc 7/6


J C 16ntikm to- qetad
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589. ,
Fine carpentry & architectural details .
repairs remodels decks fenced -
*Insured License #RR0067190



K GARRY L. GADDIS:I
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR ,
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCN0S G
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
K'485474 FL LICENSE EROOl 0992, RAl 154218


SOffice: 850-229-6018
Fax: 850-229-8976


C. R. SMITH& SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair


nates arrangements for special meet7 '
wings: and workshops: arrange catering.
as needed; prepares photocopies and .
distributes memos, correspondence aind
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 mulUple
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
imperative.
Requirements: .
Two-Five 2-5 years experience In an
administrative position preferred; fqor'
year college degree preferred. This job
requires solid capability In office adminu.
Istratlon and support, typically gained
through a college education or '
equivalent (such as sec"etartal 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.
Salary:
Full-time -grant funded positions.
Continued employment Is not guaran- i
teed beyond the grant period. Salary is'
commensurate to applicant's experience
and credentials. WIG Is an equal .
opportunity employer.

Seeking experienced, licensed, real;
estate associates, loan originators, or*
mortgage brokers and life ins. salesmen
with advanced annualizatlon, leads fur-"!
nished. Call Larry Arline, Arline Realty,
Inc. 850-647-2628 tfc 8/3

Earn While You Learn
SunBridge for Bay St; Joseph is looking i
for CNA & LPN Students, CNA gradu-
ates, and GPN's for a new Team..
Building Program. Great benefits in-
dlude: flex. hrs around your school
schedule, shift differential for 3-11 p.m..."
and 11-7 a.m., uniform allow., child-
care relmb.. medical, dental,; prescrip-
lions, vacation. Benefits include,
hands-on" on-the-job training, the sat-
isfactlon of quality care for our resi-
dents. Please contact JoAin Murphy i
RNC, DON at SunBridge. 220 9thl
Street, Port St. Joe. FL 32456. 850-229-
8244. Fax 850-229-1042. tfc8/3
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2000 PAGE 7C


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

HELP WANTED
LPN/House Supervisor
Responsibilities include:
*Resident care
*Supervision of staff.
*Day to day operations
Apply at Beacon Hill:
Geri Care Assisted Living
190 Lightkeepers Drive
Port St. Joe; FL 32456:
tfc8/3


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 8/a





Found on St. Joe Beach. Bronze Star
Medal Call 647-5491 1lc8/24


Lost car keys at St. Joe Post Office
asset. keys and remote cllcker.call
639-5276 wk. 2tc8/24


Whirlpool Thin Twin stackable wash-
ert/dryer. Like new, used only 1 month.
All attachments included. $900. OBO
227-7527 Itp8/24
FREE Dish 500 System Receiver and
free installation. Call 229-9333 for
details. Some restrictions apply.
... .-- "tfc8/24:
Shower Doors and Tub-Shower Doors-
Spurlin- New In the box S65 each 227-
9459 2tp8/24
2 Air Conditiloners 10 Volts:.One
7.500 BTU. One. 13.500 BTI 216Joe
Ave. White City. Fl Itc8/24


Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ Itfc 8/3


Dining Room, Table with 6 chairs
(Walnut top & Buttermilk), Buffet
Server; Like New, Make Offer! Coffee
Table and Two end Tables; 2 large table
lamps and 1 floor lamp (matching-yel-
low & white) Must Sell Alll Call 227-
9588 (9-5, M-F) or 227-9695 in the
evenings & weekend ltc8/24
Fresh Yard Eggs. 1l.00 per dozen 215
Charles Ave. White City or call 827-
2379 tfc8/17
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'iaol.com tre 8/3


Cartop carrier $25. Wood desk S20.,
Small Desk $15., Large Rocker S30. Call
639-5558 2tc8/17




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
tfc 8/3
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


Sunday. Au 27. Camp Meeting Days at
First United Methodist Church 7 p.m.- 8
p.m. Come hear the music and get in
touch with your friends. Nursery pro-,.
vided. .. lp8/24
Meeting set for beginning weekly inter-
cessory prayer. Friday evening 7:30.
Call 29-9518 Uif no answer, please leave
message. This will not be a social event
or gossip session. Call only if you are
interested in touching the Lord with the
needs of his people I Timothy 2:1. First
of all. then. I admonish and urge that
petitions, prayers. Intercessions, and
thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all
men. 2tp8/24
7IS a w lfa Sew '17 St*wf


Wiiliard's Appliance Repair
'Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
: 850-229-8485

I Enx piec o202 Reid Aenue
jiEnt ,ses P I. oe, Fl 2456
S" 850-227.9414
fa, 229-6041

adioShackcE
S authorizede d Sales Cenle


MARY KAY
MARGARET PRESSWOOD
Independent Beauty Con.ullor,
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. FL
850-648-4896
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ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
, 647-3328
Free Estimates RF0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS

AS5S1AR


PROFESSIONAL
PRESSURE WASHING
I Keep Your Inrvestment Looking
Clean & New!!
SMildew Removal
Quality Work Reasonable Prices
Commercial Residential
Fully Insured
From Small to Big Jobs, We Have the
Experience and Equipment to Handle All
Your Pressure Cleaning Needs!
Rust Stains Removed
Roof Stains Removed
CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATED
850 647-2606
Pager: 1-877-831-7769


Therapeutic Massage
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style
Phone: 229-9691
Lic #: MA0029475; Lic # MMI10098

Mary Kay Cosmetics
Betty Lewis,
Beauty Consultant
909 10th Street
o, rtSt. Joe. FL 32456
850-229-6005 ,,,p,3


Painting

SInterior
S' Exterior '
Free Home Phone
Estimates 850-647-9276

A Catherine L. Collier
Independent Soles
Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way
.Jih.,Ih. Port St. Joe
AVOI (ss850) 229-6460

I'arpentry, Windows,
Room Additions, etc.
Quality work/ affordable prices.'
"The House Doctors" Lic.
#0066513. General Contractor.
850-647-3452 tc/S


.Cbiris'Appliance
Repair Serice

477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acrce
Pagqer: 335-0785
Office: 227-1402
fec 8/3


B & S PRO PAINTING
Over 25 years experience.
A good job for a good price.
648-2461
tfc7/20

DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671

ALTERATIONS
Custom Sewing
Machine Embroidery'
229-7004


.1 CC.L,, l;Cl
re 4Sorisa


Joy-Dale Johnson


PRECISION
CARPENTRY
REMODELING
RENOVATION
REPAIRS
Trim and finish, decks, interior &
exterior painting, sheetrock &
ceiling texture.
All types of carpentry work.
Insured Over 25 years experience.
(850) 227-7388


tfc824


229-8036


S&ant
Rfainting


Sctn Bui;r,.l


COX POOL CLEANING
SERVICE
Call1890 ary
k. U3227-1890


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 CA$ H
We also sell Guns, Knives, Ammo, Scopes,


Rings, Bases, Etc.


2k 8/17


ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE SERVICE
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands"
Work # 647-5113
Mobile # 227-5112 tic 6


BOB'S PAINT 8
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
MV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229

RANDY'S HOME
MAINTENANCE
Home Mointenance no ob too small.
All Phases of home maintenance
Phone: 639-9635



Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Phone Mobile
tfc 8/3

Need Help with Taxes,
Accounting Systems or
Quickbooks?
Call Wanda Wheeler at Beach Busness
Systems, ic 850-229-5269
e-.maoi andawheeler@d;g;ialexp comn


HONEY Do LIST MAINTENANCE
No Job Too "Big or Small"
Over 20 Years Experience
Painting, general maintenance,
wood working, Irim/finish work.
229-6515 or 227-1892


1NURVIN'S
Satellite Service
633l C.0,1gi Avenutle Call 185, 647 lT1i
Port~t IJe Ft L W3 s',, C ll 18',OI O 8)' 06I


CAROL DIXON
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe. FL
850-227-1568
MARY KAY

'A Christine Baker
Independent Sales
Mexico Beach, FL
(8a5s0)
AVOn 648-8312


Erteror$
Garden Care
Specialists

.229-5282

Flower & Landscape
Maintenance
Kay Kelley, Owner"a.


CuIf Coast Screen Printing
T-Shirts/Caps/Posters/Decals/Auto Tags
32 Years Experience


Custom Kitchen and Bath

THE CABINET SHOPPE


580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreer
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Phone 648-4088


Jeff Powcll, Owncr
Pax 648-8752


PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
N (850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tfc 8/3 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067 199

Hanging Baskels Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Sall-Toleran t Ornamenlals
Grounds Covers & Much More! '-,

ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-21.12

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Sfc 8/3


Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe *850-227-7241 *Fax 229-9405

Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!


SEMERAtD COAST COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES
\ ':John W. Owens '
Computer Engineer/Technician

.850-647-3181
.' .SITE SEPC ICESn Repir,1ntallatron Nel.crking, Training,
\\eb Poaes Internet Conneccton Softfore Training
E-Mail: emeraldcoasttech@excite.com
'c ,29 Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/emeraldcoasttech


Coastal Service
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES
Dealer for Frigidaire FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Wolea ewBrang 1Casoafrt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
RA0060562
229-6907 or 227-5373 .I
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10'


PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A UCENSED CONTRACTOR RR0067101
639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME
+VINY. SIDING IY *SOFFIT AND FACIA+
+CARPORTS+ A ES *PATIO COVERS+
*SCREEN ROOMS,* C *+FLORIDA ROOMS*
*DECKS* *PORCHES*
*AWNINGS# R *SHUTTERS.
WINDOWS # eeRR- GUTTERS*


SCREEN ROOM 10'X 16' $1495
SINGLE CARPORT 10' X 20' $995
DOUBLE CARPORT 20'X 20' $1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14' X'--------- $2495
10' X6' INSULATEDFLORIDA ROOM$4995


107 N 30th Street Unit-C
P.O. Box 13530
,Mexico Beach, FIL 32410


850-648-5167
Bob LaPlante/Owner
tfc /83 '


NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
HERSHEL HARRISON
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated



Mize Plu. gmb g, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
Lic. #ER013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call'
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction tfc 8/3


STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING

CARPET CLEANING M


7 119?MBR, >
-J

dor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr Water Damag Z
S* Carpet Repairs Restretching Free Estimates Z
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663


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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS NOTICE
MIS( U 3S


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Therapeutic


Massage

4By

David Oakley, L.M.T.
At

Coopers Cut & Style

Reduce Stress Relieve Migraine Headaches
Reduce Muscular & Mental Fatigue
*Promote Vitality & Energy


These' are just a FEW benefits of Massage Therapy

229-9691

Fully Licensed & Insured-F.S.M.I.A. Member

Uc. # MA0029475 Lic. # MM10098.
2tc8/17&24


Please help find a; home for our dog.
Male, neutered, terrier mix;: excellent
family dog. 229-5282 .. Itp8/24

AKA registered male Shitzu. S250. 827-
2445. 2tc8/24

CKC Chihuahuas born 7/25/00. 3 to
choose from, 2 white with black spots. 1
black $275. each Taking deposits. Call:
639-5686 tfc8/24

Free silky baby chicks 227-1821
Itp8/24

Horse For Sale- Registered Appaloosa
Thorobred Mare, very gentle, great with
kids. S1800 Call Ben 827-2787 after
5 p.m. 2tp8/24

Free Kittens 6 weeks old 227-3511
lfc 8/10


Free to good home large male yellow lab,
good disposition 639-2339 tfc8/17



REAL ESTATE


LQT FORQ SAL
IN WHITE CITY NICE LOCATION
850-643-5381 4tp8/24

3BR/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 Dead lakes State Park &
landing. 370 Gary Rowell Rd. 639-2145
evenings 2tp8/17

Choice lot in city of Port St. Joe.
Reduced for quick sale, fenced and
cleared, 75'xl80", S17.995. 850-271-
1534. fe 7/27

Lot on end of cul-de-sac In Sea Shores
on Nautilus Dr. 826,500. Call 227-
9745. 8tc 7/27

1998 28x56 Mobile Home, 3BR/2BA.
* walk in closet. 1 1/4 acre. front and
back deck, double carport with storage
area. 850.000. 639-2850 4tc 8/3


For sale 4 BR/2 1/2 BA modular home,
2014 sq. ft. 2 lots, pool, 12'x12' 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 used,
owner financing, 136,000. 227-7529
David ., tfc 8/3

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 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.fc 8/3'


New Home for Sale: 3BR/2BA, energy
emfficilent home at 282 Ave. D. 1,232 sq.
ft. of heated & cooled area, $81,500.
Call Greg Johnson or Hiram Nix at 227-
1416. tfc8/3


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. 521p 2/17

3BR/2BA home at 1211 Palm Blvd.
Approx. 1600sf. w/huge master ste.
Front and back screened porch, fenced
yard on corner lot. Please call your jocaJ
realtor for mpre details tfc8/3




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Used playground equipment in good
condition for ages I to 5 years old. Will
pick up. Call 227-1206 3tc8/24


TRADS an SERIES


R&B Pressure Washing
Low Prices and Quality Work Including, Mobile
Homes, Boats, RVs, Windows, Decks,
Driveways & More
Tarus R.ey.-Owner Licensed Free Esirmates
Ph. 227-9767, Ph 229-1079
Hours Mon-Frn. 8-5 2p124


FENCES
Chain link, wood
Free estimates
Call Ray Wilkerson
647-9214
ilec/ 10


Furniture 8 Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Ca John Roenas a 229-6374
tf 8/3


im Howell


Repair

Call
850-648-2457 or
850-227-4195 (mobile)
874-3739 (pager)

General Maintenance & Repair
for residential & commercial property
References Gladly Given Insured.


SeuitdMate

Handyman Service

Ifyour Mate is Too Busy for that Odd Job,
Lawn Maintenance Call SecondMate House Cleaning
Odd Jobs Shopping



Ron Westmark

850-229-8334 tfc 8











ID. SUiE ST1ALLINes



> Back Pain

> Neck Pain

>- Numbness


Port St. Joe ......

Wewa . . .

Panama City .. ,'. .


>Leg Pain

>Arm Pain

>-Head Ache


. . 227-2130

. . 639-2348

.. ... 785-2852
12 18/f24


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 99-108-CA
IN RE: Adoption of a Minor Child
(DOB: 9/10/92) .
NOTICE DE ACTION
TO: ITonCatalIno or any other Individual
Address unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for the'
Adoption of Minor Child has been filed In the above
court, and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses. If any, to It on Robert H. Conway.
Sr. Petitioners' attorney, whose address s 1320 N.
Tyndall Parkway. Panama City. FL 32404. on or
before August 24. 2000. and file the original with the
Clerk ofr the Court either before service upon
Peutitioner's attorney or immediately thereafter. oth-
erwise. a default aill be entered against you for the
relef 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/TonyaKnox ''
Deputy Clerk :
4tc August 3. 10.17. and 24. 2000
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners will hold a
public hearing to consider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title
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-
VIDING FOR HEARINGS BEFORE SPECIAL
MASTER. PROVIDING FOR METHOD OF
RESOLUTION OF CODE VIOLATION CITA .
TIONS: PROVIDING FOR SEPARATE CITA-
TIONS FOR NON-CONFORMING VIOLATORS:
PROVIDING FOR CONTENTS 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 LIENS FOR NON-
COMPLIANT VIOLATORS: PROVIDING FOR
APPELLATE REVIEW OF SPECIAL MASTER
FINDINGS. PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY:
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete ordinance on ile in the Clerk s OlTice I
The public hearing will be held al 6-05 p m. E.D.T.
on September 12. 2000 tn the County
Commissioners' meeting room at the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida. ..
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: -
BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK
2tc. August 17 and 24. 2000.


PUBLIC MEETING OF THE GULF COUNTY
CANVASSING BOARD '-
The Gulf County Canvassing Board will meet at 5
PM et. September 5. 2000 at The Gulf County
Courthouse. Elections Office. 1000 Cecil G. Costin.
Sr Blvd. Port St. Joe. Fl This meeting Is open to the
public The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass
the absentee ballots for the First Primary Election.
to receive queries from the public about absentee
ballots. 10to conduct a Logic and Accuracy test on the
tabulating equipment. and to canvass all returns ,
necessary.
Absentee ballots for the lirst Primary Election
received prior to September 5. 2000 will be available
for public Inspection from 8 am until 6.30 PM el. bn
September 5. 2000. at the Gulf County Elections
Office. 1000 Cecil G Costin. Sr Blvd Port St Joe.
FI. After that time these absentees will be processed.
however not counted Counting of the Absentee
Ballots will not begin until 7 PM et on September 5.
2000 At 7 PM et the Canvassing Board will exam-
ine ballots received after 5 PM et that day Any',
member of the public who wishes to examine these
ballots should be present no later than 7 PM et.
These absentee ballots will be processed and tabu-
lation will proceed on all ballots at 7 PM el, o
The Canvassing Board. If It should be necessary to
reconvene during the week of September 5.. 2000.
shall convene at the at the offie of the Supervisor of
Elections The time and date will be posted at the
office of the Supervisor of Elections and announced
at the end of the September 5. 2000 meeting
Cora Sue Robinson
Supervisor of Elections
Gulf County. Florida
2tc. August 24 and 31. 2000


SPECIAL NOTICE
PUBLIC TEST OF VOTE
TABULATING B9mUIPMBNT
TESTING OFTHETABUILATING EQUIPMENTTO BE
USED IN THE SEPTEMBER 5; 2000. FIRST PRIMA-
SRY ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, SEP-
TEMBER 1. 2000. AT i00 6 A.M. AT THE GULF
'COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE
LOCATED IN THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
1000 CECIL G. COSTING. SR. BLVD.. ROOM 122,
PORT ST. JOE. FL. THIS EQUIPMENT WILL BE
.;USED TO TABULATE THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS,
,ALSO;
CORA SUE ROBINSON
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Itc. August 24. 2000

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the FOUR.
TEETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COM-
MISSION will hold a regular. public meeting to be
conducted al 3 00 PM CDT. August 25. 2000. at 314
Magnolia Avenue. Panama City. Florida. to Interview
applicants for the Gulf County Judgeship vacancy.
and any other mailer that may come before the
Commission
Any person requiring a special accommoda-
uon at this because of a disability or physical
Impairment should contact Jay W. Manuel al 314
Magnolia Avenue. Panama City. Florida 32401. or
by phone at (8501 785-5555. at least 12) calendar
days prior to the meeting if you are hearing or
speech Impaired. and you possess TDD equipment.
you may contact Mr. Manuel using the Florida Dual
Party Replay system which can be reached at 18001
955-8770 ('oIcel or 1800) 955 8771 rTDD)
t ALL INTERESTED PERSONS desiring to
attend are invited to be present at the meeting
"'" FOURTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL
NOMINATING COMMISSION
By 1/s Jay W. Manuel
Chair
Itc. August 24. 2000 "

NOTICE O SHERIFF'
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Thai pursuant to a Writ
of Execution Issued In the County Court of Gulf
County. Florida. In the 27th day of JULY. 2000. In
the cause wherein Citizens Federal Bank. was plain-
till and Robert Hyman & Teresa Hoover. was defen-
.. dant. being case No. 97-02-CC In said Court.
I. Frank McKeithen. As Sheriff of Gulf County.
Florida. have levied upon all the right, tile and
Interest of the defendant Robert Hyman & Teresa
Hoover In and to the following described property.
to-wit:


1990 Chevrolet Prizm. Color Tan
Vin # 1YISK5462LZ150704
Tag # A70GWY
and on the 19th day of SEPTEMBER. 2000. at the
Front Steps of the Gulf County Courthouse. In the
City of Port St Joe. Florida. Gulf County. Florida. at
the hour of 11 00 a m or as soon thereafter as pos.
sible. I will offer for sale all of the said defendant's
Robert Hyman & Teresa Hoover right, title and inter-
eat In aforesaid property at pubc outcry and will
sell the same. subject to all prior liens. encum.
branches and judgments. if any. to the highest and
best bidder of bidders for CASH. the proceeds to be
applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and
the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Sheriff
S. of Gulfl County. Florida
By: /s/ Frank McKelthen
In accordance with the Amencans with Disabilities
Act. persons with disabilites needing a special
accommodation to participate In this proceeding
should contact Sheriff Frank McKelthen not later
* than seven days prior to the proceeding at 850-227-
1115
4tc. August 24 and September 7. 14. and 21. 2000.


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
I.D. Number 0450002-003-AC
The Department of Environmental ProlecUot
gives notice of its Intent to Issue a construction per
mit to Arizona Chemical located at 345 Kenny Mi1
Road in Port St Joe. This construction permit Is fo
the Installation of two hot additive hoppers to th
rosin ester process area As part of this project. th
facility a limitation for volatile organiruc compound
will be reduced from 93 3 tons per year to 73 OU
tons per year
A person whose substantial Interests are affect
ed by the Department's proposed permitting deac
sion may petition for an administrative proceedmi
(hearing) In accordance with Section 120 57. FloridE


I PUBLIC NOTICES I7


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE THE ESTATE OF
MARY ANN LeGALLEE.
CASE NO 00 39-CP
* DECEASED' .
PROBATE DR'ISION

LETTERS OE ADMINISTRATION
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
WHEREAS. MARY ANN LeGALLEE a esijeni
ofGull'Councy. Flonda. died vn June 3 2(000. o-,i.
Ing assets in the State o0 Flonao- and
WHEREAS. MARTHA CROSON LEE has
been appointed Personal RepresentauLc of the
estate of the Decedent and ihas performed A"ll atS.
prerequisnie to issuance of Letters of AdmniFiur auun
in the estate
NOW. THEREFORE. 1. the undersignead
Circuit Judge. declare MARTHA CRO SON LEE to
be duly qualified under the laws of the State of
Florida to act as Personal Representauve of the
estate of MARY ANN LeGALLEE. Deceied aiLh lull
power to administer the estate according to la3wr
ask. demand. sue for. recover and receive the prop-
erty of the Decedent to pay the debts of the
Decedent as far as the assets ol the etLate will per.
mit and the law directs and to make disttnbuuoor, i'
the estate according Lto la
WITNESS mv hand and the seal of Lus Counr
this 25th day of July. 2000
/I/Glenn L Hess
Circuit Judge
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY .
IN RE THE ESTATE OF
MARY ANN LeGALLEE.
CASE NO: 00-39-CP
PDECEASEDR T .


llU PROBATE DIVISION
e NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
e The administration of the estate of MARY
s ANN LeGALLEE. Deceased File Numbtr 0O0-39'CP.
8 Is pending In the Circuit Court fqr Gulf Country
Florida. Probate Division. the address of which is
t- Gull County Courthouse 1000 Fdifth Street Port St
- Joe. Florida 32456 The names and addresses of the
g Personal Representatie and the Personal
a Representauve s attorney are set forth below
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
All persons on whom this nouce is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will. the qualifications of the personal represent.
native. venue. or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THIS FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All -redllors of the Decedent and other per.
sons having dams or demands against Decedent s
estate on whom a copy of this nouce is served with'
In three months after the dale of the first publication
of this noticlemusle their claims with this Court
,Tn-HIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THIS FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICL OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEr-I
All other creditors of the Decedent and per.
sons having claims or demands against the
Decedents estate must fie their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Publication of this Nouce has begun on
August 24, 2000
/s/ Charles S Isler. Ill
Isler. Sombathy & SombaLhy. PA
Florida Bar No 364436
P 0 Drawer 430
Panama City. Florida 32402
(6501 769-5532
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Martha Crosson Lee
3265 Meadow Lane
Montgomery. AL 36116-3051
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
ltc. August 24, 2000.


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Statutes. The petition must contain the information
set forth below and must be filed (received) In the
Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard. Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, within 14 days ofpublication of this
notice. Petitioner shall mall a copy of the petition to
the applicant at the address Indicated above at the
time of filing. Failure to file a petition within this
time period shall constitute a waiver of any right
such person may have to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under Section 120.57,
Florida Statutes.
The petition shall contain the following informa-
tion; (a) The name, address, and telephone number
of each petitioner, the: applicant's name and
address,, the Department Permit File Number and.
the county in which the project is proposed. Ib) A
statement of how and when each petitioner received
notice of the Department s action or proposed
action: (cl A statement of how each petitioner a sub
stanual interests are affected by the Deparunment
action or proposed action id) A statement of the
material facts disputed by petituuoner. if any. lel A
statement of facts which peuuoner contend, war-
rant reversal or modUificauion of the Department ,
action or proposed action: I1 A statement of which
rules or statutes peutioner contends require rever.
sal or modification of the Departments acuon or
proposed action. and ig) A statement of the relief
sought by petitioner. stating precisely the acuon
petitioner wants the Department to take with
respect to the Deparunents acuon or prop-ioed
action.
", If apetition-s filed. the' administrative hearing'
process Is designed to formulate agency acuor,
Accordingly the Deparutment s final acUion may be
different from the position taken by it in this Noouce
Persons whose substantial Interests will be affected
by any decision of the Departnent with regard to the
application have the night to peuuon to become a
party to the proceeding The petition muit cononrm
to the requirements speculed ab,.e and be Illred
(received) within 14 days of publication of this notice
In the Office of General Counsel at the abu'e
address of the Departmen Failure to peuutition with
in the allowed Lime frame consutules a waiver of a ny
right such person has to request a nearnng under
Section 120 57. Florida Statutes. and to paruclplte
as a party to this proceeding Any subsequent inter-
Svention will only be at the approval of the presiding
officer upon motion filed pursuant to Rule 2865 207.
FA.C
The application Is available for public minpecUion
during normal business hourEs 800 a m to 5 00
p m.. Monday through Friday. except for legal holly.
days. at the Northwest District. 160 Governmental,
Center. Pensacola. Florida
lIc. August 24. 2000


Cancellation of Private

Mortgage Insurance:
Federal Law May Save You
Hundreds of Dollars Each Year'
If you put less than 20 per-
cent down on a home mortgage,
lenders often require you to have
Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI);
PMI protects the lender if you
default- on the loan. The
Homeowners Protection Act 'of -
1998-which became effective in
1999-established rules for auto-
matic termination and borrower
cancellation of PMI on home mort-
gages. These protections apply to
certain home mortgages signed ori
or after July 29, 1999 for the pur-
chase, initial construction, or refi-
nance of a single-family home.
These protections do not apply to
government-insured FHA or VA
loans or to loans with lender-paid
PMI.
For home mortgages signed
on or after July 29, 1999, your
PMI must-with certain excep-
tions-be terminated automati-
cally when you reach 22 percent
equity in your home based on the
original property value, if your
mortgage payments are current:
Your PMI also can be canceled;
when you request-with certain
exceptions-when you reach 20
percent equity in your home
based on the original property
value, if your mortgage payments
are current.
One exception is if your loan
is -high-risk." Another is if you
have not been current on your
payments within the year prior to
the time for termination or cancel-
lation. A third is if you have other
liens on your property. For these
loans, your PMI may continue.'
Ask your lender or mortgage ser-
vicer (a company that collects
your payments) for more informa-
tion about these requirements.
If you signed your mortgage
before July 29. 1999, you can ask
to have the PMI canceled once you,
exceed 20 percent equity in your
home. But federal law does not
*require your lender or mortgage
service to cancel the insurance.
On a SI00.000 loan with 10
percent down ($10.000). PMI
might cost you $40 a_ month. If
you can Cancel the PMI, you can
save $480 a year and many thou-
sands of dollars over the lo0n.'
Check your' annual escrow
account statement or call your
lender to find out exactly how
much PMI is costing your each
year.
Additional Provisions in the Law
*New borrowers covered by
the law must be told-at closing
and once a year-about PMI ter-
mination and cancellation.
*Mortgage servicers must pro-
vide a telephone number for all
their mortgage borrowers to call
for information about termination'
and cancellation of PMI.
*Even though the law's termi-
nation and cancellation rights do
not cover loans' that were signed
before July 29, 1999, or loans
with lender-paid PMI signed on
any date, lenders or mortgage ser-
%icers must tell borrowers about
the termination or cancellation
rights they may otherwise have
under those loans (such as rights
'established by the contract or
state law).
Next Steps
Some states may have laws
that apply to early termination
cancellation of PMI-even if you
signed your mortgage before July
29, 1999. Call your state con-
sumer protection agency for more
information about your state's
rules. Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac, which buy home mortgages
from lenders, also may, have
guidelines affecting termination
or cancellation of PMI on horhme
mortgages signed before July 29',
1999. Check with your lender or
mortgage service, or call Fannie
Mae or Freddie Mac, for more
information.
For More Information : ,
The Federal Trade Commis-
sion publishes a series of free
credit-related publications. For a
complete list of publications, call
toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-
4357), TDD: 202-326- 2502; visit:
www.ftc.gov; or write: Best Sel-
lers, Consumer Response Center,
Federal Trade Commission, 600
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington,DC 20580.



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Community. In an effort to further
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