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JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2000
PSJHS & WHS-Page lB
PSJ Water, Sewer and
Garbage Take A Hike
See Story on Page 3A
Annual Health Fair, Harvest
Festival, and SWAT Fest Sat.
Details on Page 5A
Worship Opportunities P. 3B
Law Enforcement Activities
City & County on Page 9A
2:Second Half TD's Lift PSJ
Past Havana Stats on Page 12A
Wewa Stopped By Fourth
Quarter Score Page 1IA
School Happenings Page 4B
Obituaries Page SA & 2B
56% of Voters Cast Ballots
Jenkins, Griffin, McLemoke and Fox Advance to November Ballot
Voter turnout was higher
than expected for Tuesday's 2nd
Primary Election with 56% of reg-
istered Democratic, voters casting
ballots for their candidate of
On the local level, the field of
candidates was reduced for the
General Election to be held
Tuesday, November 7th,.
Shirley Jenkins won a spot on
the ballot for the Gulf County Tax
Collector position. She will face
Republican challenger Marshall
Nelson in November after defeat-
ing Warren Yeager by a margin of
2,847 votes to Yeager's 1,453
Linda Griffin took a very sim-
ilar victory in the Supervisor of
Elections race. She defeated
Debbie Baxley 2.810 votes to
1,476. Griffin will face Republican
challenger Cindy Belin and
Independent candidate Frances
Montford in the General Election.
The Districts I and 3 county),
commissioner races were
extremely close. They were not
decided until the final tally was in
from the counting of absentee bal-
Carmen McLemore narrowly
defeated Ray Dickens for the
District 1 Democratic representa-
tive, slot. By a 24 vote margin-
469 to 445-he will square off
against Independent candidate
Jessie Armstrong in November.
McLemore out-polled .Dickens in
the absentee balloting 124 to 66
for a come from behind win.
Carl Fox beat out incumbent
District 3 commissioner Tommy
Knox by 81 votes (527 to 446) to
earn a spot on the November bal-
lot. Fox will face Republican can-
didate Jorge S26 Pedro in the
On the state level, Gulf
County voters didn't agree with
the majority of voters on the out-
come of the District 3 State
Senate race. They supported
Janegale Boyd with 2,467 votes
while A. Lawson polled 1,757
votes. Lawson will face
Boyd Secures Funds
For Port Maintenancee
JoWf H. Vaughan -
The members of The Alfred I'
duPont Foundation Inc. have
elected John H. Vaughan. presi-
dent of a Port St. Joe telecommu-
nications company. to the
foundation s board of directors.
: They also elected Fred ,H.
Kent, Jr., a Jacksonville attorney,.
Kent is a member of the firm
of Fred H.' Kent Jr., P.A., and
Vaughan is president and general
ma-nager of GT Com. a telecom-
munications company serving
West Florida and Southern
Robert B. Nedley, president
and chairman, said Kent. and
Vaughan also were elected mem-
bers of the foundation.
,t "We are extremely fortunate
and pleased to have two men of
such high calibre and broad expe-
S rinence consent to serve as, direc-
tors of the duPont Foundation."
Nedley said. Their insights will be
(See VAUGHAN on Page 10A)
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) released informa-
tion Friday stating that funding
has been secured to begin main-
tenance planning for the local
He announced that the
Energy and Water Development
Appropriations.- -... -Conference-,
Report. which passed in the
House of Representatives, pro-
vides S500.000 for the re-initia-
tion of a maintenance dredging
plan of the authorized navigation
channel which supports' the port
of Port St. Joe.
This appropriation is the first
step toward the renewal of main-
tenance dredging which will serve
to enhance economic opportuni-
ties and attract new businesses to
* "The funding in this bill will
assist in ensuring that Port St.
Joe maintains a strong and con-
sistent level of economic growth
and stability," said Boyd. "It will
attract new clients for local busi-
nesses and support the promo-
tion of prosperity throughout the
Port Director. Tommy Pitts
and Port Authority Chairman
Robert Nedley agreed that this is
a very positive step toward the
Port Authority's goal of reactivat-
ing .the port. In fact, the Port
Authority members had requested
assistance from Congressman
Boyd along these lines.
The .group is currently in the
midst of an $800.000 project to
update the port master plan and
conduct a feasibility study to eval-
uate maintenance dredging of the
URS Corporatipn actually
began the study in September. 'It
is being financed by a 8600,000
Department of Transportation
grant and 8200,000 of local Port
Authority funds. Much of the data
gathering will hopefully help
expedite the resumption of main-
Funding Secured For
The Energy and Water
Appropriations Conference Report
for fiscal year 2001 also included
over $1.7 million for the
The conference report. which
could be approved by the Senate
'anid sent to the President as early
as this week, contains S1.2 mil-
lion to clean up the remnants
dredging has left in and around
the river's banks. It also contains
$500.000 to* study, the quality of
the river's water.
"This much needed funding.
. will help to restore the natural
habitat arid beauty of the river,"
said Boyd. "I know we all will be
much happier when the sand
shoals are removed and the river
is restored to its natural state."
Byrd Honored By Board
Members of the Gulf County School Board. took time out dur-
ing Tuesday's regular board meeting to pay special recognition
to retiring member David Byrd. Byrd is receiving the plaque
*) above from Dr. Mary Pridgeon and Superintendent Jerry Kelley.
Paula Ramsey Pickett
Gulf Co. Names
Paula Ramsey Pickett has
been named as the first director
for the Gulf County Tourist
She was selected by the
Board of County Commissioners
from a field of six applicants after
the TDC members recommended
her for the position.
Mrs. Pickett began her duties
effective September 25th and can
be found in the TDC's new offices
in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building. She is a
lifelong resident of Gulf County
and a graduate of Florida State
University, and currently resides
in Port St. Joe with her husband
Boyd and four children Kimberly,
(See PICKETT on Page 10A)
Republican challenger Brecht
,euchan in November.
.' Gulf County Supervisor of,
Elections Cora Sue Robinson said
she was pleased with the voter
on Page 3
turn-out of 56%. This number
equalled the turn-out in
September's 1st Primary Election.
Robinson wanted to remind
county residents that the regis-
Linda Griffin ,
tration books would be open
through Monday, October 10th,
for persons wi_-hing to register to
vote in November's General
Robert M. Moore Administration
Building Is Ready For Occupancy
County Offices Have Moved Into New 10,000 sf Site
Several county offices have
gone :through a major moving
event over the past several days.
County Administration offices,
Planning and Building. Water
Department. Emergency Manage-
ment/911, Veterans Ser-
vices/S.H.I.P., Geographic Infor-
mation Systems (GIS), and
Tourist Development have been
setting up new offices in the
'Qualifying Is Underway
For Mayor and Two
Council Seats in MB
The mayor's seat and two
. council members are up for elec-
tion in Mexico Beach on Tuesday,
According to City Manager
Frank Healey, qualifying for the
three positions is under way and.
will continue until noon Friday,
To date, a total of nine people
have either qualified or
announced their intentions to run
for the three offices.
In the Mayor/Councilman
race, Mayor Garry Gaddis has
qualified for re-election along with
Kathy Kitigsland and Steve
Matincheck. In the Councilman
Group 2 race, incumbent. Mel
Asheraft has qualified along with
challenger Chuck Messer. .
The Group 3 seat is held by
Peggy Wood, who has not quali-
fied to date, but has statedthat
she intends to do so by the end of
qualifying at 12:00 noon Friday.
Daxid W. Thompson. Jr. has qual-
ified to challenge Wood.
Registration books for the.
residents wishing to register to
vote in the November election will
close on October 10th.
N. Fla Counties
Congressman Allen Boyd
announced that several North
Florida counties have received
disaster designation from
President Clinton, on account of
the affects of Tropical Storm
Helene. Amongst the designated
counties are Bay, Leon, Calhoun,
Wakulla, Franklin, Gulf, and
The President's action makes
Federal funding available to
affected local governments on a
cost-sharing basis for the repair
or replacement of public facilities
damaged by the storm. Federal
funding is also available on a cost
share basis for hazards mitigation
"I am pleased with the Federal
Emergency Management Agency's
(FEMA) decision to make available
these funds to these communities
in North Florida," said Boyd. "I
have traveled throughout the
affected regions and bear witness
to the disasters caused by
newly constructed 1Q,000 square
foot "Robert M. 'Moore
Fisher .Construction Com-
pany has applied the finishing
touches to the structure and
county work crews have been
busy on several last minute pro-
jects as various officials and staff
have been actively moving.
decided to name the building in
honor of former Gulf County
Judge Robert M. Moore after his
sudden death. Judge Moore was
instrumental in helping attain a
portion of the grant funds used to
help construct the building.
Dedication ceremonies for the
Robert M. Moore Administration
building have been set for Friday,
November 3rd, beginning at 10:00
A $300,000 Small County
Courthouse Renovation Grant
was the major portion of
$416,000 in grant funds used to
pay for the bulk of construction
costs of the building.
This was done because the
focal point of the complex revolves
around a new commission meet-
ing room/second courtroom. The
room can be used for either pur-
pose and has been constructed to
fill the multi use requirements. In
the future, court dates can be set
much easier and conflicts
reduced because of the availabili-
ty of two courtrooms for county
and circuit court.
Another major portion of
funding came from a $100,000
Emergency Management Building
Hardening Grant. These funds
helped secure the structure to
withstand up to 140 mile-per-
hour wind loads. Emergency
Management will also locate in
(See ADM. BLDG. on Page 7A)
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Plus 34 Tax ... 3 35.
Carmen L. McLemore Carl Fox
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2000
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WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR
Hunker Down With Kes
by Kesley Colbert'
iI Finally Win One!
Abortion in the United States got a whole lot easier last week
when the U. S. Food and Drug Administration gave its final
approval to the controversial abortion pill mifepristone-RU-486.
The pill is expected to be available in the United States in,
about a month, but it has been widely used in Europe over the
This decision has raised the concern of folks opposed to abor-
tion who see the pill as a way to de-personalize the act. Recent
news reports have stated that more than half of obstetrician-gyne-
cologists who do not participate in surgical abortion have said
they would be willing to provide RU-486 and oversee the two step
Abortion foes are concerned that these new and easier oppor-
tunities will drive up the number of abortions currently performed
in the United States.
Not being a proponent of abortion, this new slick way of end-
ing an unwanted baby's life really concerns me. Seems like seldom
a day goes by that we humans don't come up with some new way
to play God.
It was interesting to learn as I listened to a special report
about "performance enhancement" drugs one evening while
watching the Olympics, that one of the testing techniques used
was to search for drugs that are used to mask the drugs being
used to assist in the enhancement process in the first place.
Another equally interesting report looked forward a few years
(maybe) to the day when athletes could have the option to use (or
abuse) genetic technology to alter bone and muscle structure
enabling them to run faster, jump higher, or lift more than other
As I watched the athletes of the twenty-seventh Olympics. I
had to marvel at how far they have come in my lifetime. Wow!!-
some of the sights and feats are incredible.
If we are so smart, so perfect. so advanced. so able to fool with
Mother Nature. it just seems to me we would also be smart enough
to figure out what causes pregnancies, and how to deal with that
Sure, mistakes happen, poor judgment in emotional moments
occur, crimes of passion are deplorable the list goes on ... but
in the vast majority of cases it seems it's our own lack of respon-
sibility and accountability which puts us in the difficult position
of having to make very difficult decisions to cover our own mis-
Hopefully, one day our society will be able to make decisions
that are as advanced as the methods we've devised to cover up our
mistakes. I know of few families who have not been affected in one
way or another by some of these circumstances. The thing that
separates them is how they deal with them.
Dredging Bill Hits Snag
We've heard no word yet from the bill before Congress to deau-
thorize maintenance dredging along the Apalachicola River.
It seems that some of our friends from upstream are more
interested in continuing barge traffic, at any cost, than listening
to common sense. That's not to say the issue is fighting an
upstream battle, but undercurrents of support may stop the issue
from being decided during this session.
Congressman Allen Boyd announced this week. as reported in
'this edition of The Star, that funds do appear to be coming our
iway to begin cleaning up some of the mess dredging and the stock-
piling of those spoils have made along the riverway in Florida.
Congressman Boyd and Senator Bob Graham have carried the
torch for Florida on this issue and hopefully they will be success-
ful by Friday. October 6th. when the session ends.
National debates between the
two presidential candidates are
about to "take off." I bet you dol-
lars to doughnuts Miss Minnie Lee
Cravens will be glued to her tel'vi-
sion set. She won't miss one word.
one miss-speak, one entrapment
ploy by either side, one 'double-
entendre, one sideward glance .
Miss Minnie Lee didn't just
teach the debate team when I was
in high school, she thought it. was
the center of acadeiruc life and the
sole purpose of us all gathering up
each day. Nothing would enthrall
her heart like a lively face to face
confrontation over the ments of S-
S-S Tonic as opposed to the juice
from a sassafras root as a cure for
the common colic. ,
She'd make you take a side.'
She didn't care if it was what you
thought or not! "Make your point!"
I can 'hear her now, Make your
Miss Minnie Lee. I don't have
no point. I can't stand S-S-S Tonic
and I'd rather be doubled over with
the gripes" than to stick the bot-
tom of a tree in my mouth."
You'd a'thought I'd a stomped
on her pet rabbit. "Awww Kesley."
shed wall. 'Don't think like those
Atwood boys." (She'd throw in a
small town down the road that she
considered to be' particularly
uncultured. ) You can pick either
side, and if you work at it, you can
come up With some positive state-
ments to back up and justify
whichever position you choose."
It was like that all thl time in
her class! : .
I was kinda dufib and most
unworldly-1 would be the first to
The New Kid On The Block Deserves Your Att
A EUROPEAN FLAVOR -has
invaded our sports community,
- here in Port St. Joe. It has left a
little Latin flavor, as well.
Soccer has come to town.
Coached by a full-blooded
"Englishman and a full-blooded
German. Both deadly enemies
during World \W'ar II. now joined
together for the common cause of
coaching'a gaggle of kids. brin'g-l
ing them together as a team in a
sport common to them both.
A third coach-an
Americanr- brings balance to the -
trio, :which: operates as' a single
unit.' .' ,
I attended a soccer game last
Saturday. My grandson is one-of
the team members, so I felt a duty
to go see just what it is they do.
They run, constantly, for two 45
minute periods in this, heat, is
what they. do,.and-end the game
ready to run some' morel
A SOCCER ,FIELD is the
same dimensions as a football
A* i Published Eve
by The So irP
0iLfL')e William H. Raom
.CONSTUi0_. a s Wesley R. Ram
field: and the'game is like foot- We seem to have adopted ll
ball without the tacklirin' r the'-' the fine points of the game frim
first downs .; '. ,''' ':,the Europeans, except the riot
Players,- can't touch the ball A/:' afferwards! I can see where this is
with their hands, or it's a foul-. ,the next thing to be imported,
The' object is to move the ball since some of the parents watah-
-'all the way down the- field, by ing the games seemed to be
kicking ii;, until one team kicks it experts in the game; or so.( it
into th goal being defended by would seem from the side-line
the opposing team, which isn't as coaching the teams were receiw-
easyas it sounds since the other ing.
team posts a defender in front of
their goal at all times to discour- SOCCER GAMES draw -as
'age' any goals by the .opposing :many ipectators as Little Leage
team. Baseball games-or so it seenred
It's a strange game to any- to me with my one exposure.
"body who is not'accustomed to All, games, the Port St. Joe
watching one in progress. squad plays are on Panama Ci t
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fields, at a new park which has 12'
soccer fields, and several softball,
Those 12 soccer fields all had
a game in progress and a couple
'of teams waiting their turn at
each field. '
Parked cars, parents and kids
were everywhere one looked.
It looked as if the community
had been playing soccer for years!
They were serious about it,
that's for certain.
Our team played a Panama
City team. Our team is made up
bf five girls and eight boys, which
means they have only two substi-
'tutes whenever they all show
* up to play.
I The team has a winning
record, although they lost by one
Point the night we saw them play..
THE TEAM IS coached by
Bob Windolf, John Hendry [the
German and Englishman] and Dr.
Tom Curry [the lone American].
Team members are: Jessica
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amount received Fdr such advertisement.
The :p:ker, .ord is given scant attention, the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the' pp-ted word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken .Ird .: I.-:: the printed word.remains. /
Ford, Haley Quintana. Shawna
Bond and Andrea Hernandez; and
Ashby Davis, Josh Watkins,; Don
Jecha, Matt Peavy, B. J..
Strickland;, Austin Horton,
Tommy Curry,, Chris Fuze and '
Moses Medina. When they get
started playing, there are 11, play-
ers from both sides on the field.,
When the whistle sounds for
the game to begin, they are as
active as a hive of bees. They're
The chief ball hawks seemed
to be Tommy Curry, Shawna
Bond and Josh Watkins. The oth-
ers seemed to have stated posi-
tions and stole the ball or pre-
vented a goal being made or else
served the ball into position for
their team to score.
You see what I mean by spec- .
tator interest? Here I've witnessed
only one game and, already, I
have placed the athletes to their
positions of responsibility.
I noticed these three, since
they happened to be wherever the
ball was, kicking the steam out f
it. Tommy was like a little bui -
saw, fighting for the ball. Sh a
was all legs when she ran ai.d
Josh was like a bolt of greaged
lightning, running after loo'.e
SOCCER IS ONE of thd e
games you have to be there to ;t
the full impact of how the gam Is
There were no riots Saturday
night, but from the coach
which went on by the parent,
things were getting pretty serious
by about half-time., j
No players pulled off their j
seys in exuberance after the ga'e
was over, but they expressed th r
joy in other ways. i
After the- game, the Port 3.
Joe team shook hands with ije
Panama City team, and all ai-
mosities seemed forgotten., t
seemed as if the members of b h
teams could 'have played anotl r
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admit that. but I subscribed to the
old theory that you oughta believe
in something before you got, up
and started spouting off like it was
the greatest thing since sliced
She lined me and Hollis Mlayo
up once to a debate over how
much effect Abraham Lincolh's
assassination had on the recdn-
struction effort in Louisiana 'after
the Civil War. I told her 'it wAs
impossible to tell. "He died. We'can
flap our gums'over it till the cows
come 'home-but nobody khows
for sure ."
I wasn't one .of Miss Minnie
She didn't think you necessar-
ily had to be "right" or "wrong" in a
debate. But you sure had better be
"convincing." "Make your poirit!"'
She would know in 'a heartbeat
if you weren't "ready." "Preparation
is the key, class," she used' to
preach, "Ninety-five percent of All
debates are won before you ever
approach the podium!"
'She even worked on our pos-
ture. "Stand like you know exactly
what you're talking about and you
'are dead certain sure you ,are
right. Do not waiver! Do not let
your eyes roll around like you are
trying to come up with your next
thought. Look your opponent right
in the eve like you'know he hag the
I think my problem with
debating might have come inii there
with the "next thought" look. I
never could get that far.
Anne Alexander and Fran
Smartt debated for six class peri-
ods on whether John F. Kennedy
was old enough to offer effective
leadership as America entered the
new decade. They bandied about
words such as Lieutenant
Commander, Free-World, continu-
ity, public trust, portfolio,
demigod, whiz-kid, war hero, des-
tiny, Profiles, In Courage, maturi-
ty, presidential, wisdom, stately,
,. A,week and, one, day,..,tis
.debate raged. Miss Minnie Lej,,pas
in hog heaven!
I voted for Fran. She didn't.live
as close to town as Anne. Miss
Minnie Lee was big on that voting
thing, "Now don't, vote for your
friend, you select the person who
made the best points!"
Despite Miss Minnie Lee's
careful admonition, I noticed a
continuing trend here that perme-
ated all our debates-the ped6ple
who liked Anne before the debate
tended to think she made the "best
points." Same for Fran.
This was the longest running
deliberation .of the ,entire school
year and it so fired up Miss Mmnie
Lee that she decided to pick ut
two boys to debate the same isspe
-me and Buddy Wiggleton! It took
us all of three minutes to finish,
including our summations. Budily
reckoned as to how he was justitDo
young. I countered that he might
(See KESLEY ON PAGI 3)
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2000 PAGE 3.
Port St. Joe Water, Sewer, and Garbage Take A Hike
Port St. Joe city commission-
ers held the second reading of
three ordinances aimed at adjust-
,ing -costs of user fees. for water,
sewer, and garbage services
.before' unanimously adopting fee
,increases in those areas.
Commissioners have had to
take a long, hard look at the way
they do business within the city
after suffering major losses of rev-
enues- after the closure of the mill.
Those losses come not only in
the form of ad valorem tax dol-
lars-approximately a $40 million
reduction in values over the past
year, but also the loss of a major
user of the big three city ser-
vices-water, sewer, and garbage.
In fact, the mill was the major
user of the city's giant wastewater
treatment plant by far, sending
.approximately 97% of the total
daily flow to the plant when it was .
iii ull operation.
,,.As reported in The Star two
weeks ago, the ordinance propos-
als include rate increases of
water rates from $1.80 per 1,000
gallons of water to $2.00 per
1,000 gallons used.
Sewer will increase from
$1.80 per 1,000 gallons of water
to...$2.50 per 1,000 gallons of
Garbage and trash services
will' also. take a significant
increase. The current monthly
.residential charge of $14.00 per
month will increase to $16.00 per
S'Commercial users will see
similar increases with rates jump-
"ing from $25.00 to $35.00. Other
.commercial rates will also
increase with charges being
impacted by volume usage-and
increased rentals on containers.
5Roughly these prices will increase
approximately 40%. .
be old enough,. it couldn't hurt to
give -him a chance.
S- Miss Minnie Lee wouldn't even
4lt the class vote on us ..... "
'"'My last formal debate was
with LaRenda Bradfield. The topic
i.ras' Americanism versus
Communism. Her opening state-
ment was about how much better
rrin 'this country would be if we
.just give conmuni- .
"YOU'RE CRAZY! We're not
going to let those pinko commie
I'Toi's get one fdt-'"
"Kesley. you cari'l interrupt
:her opening statement, you know
that!" Miss Minnie Lee rarely spoke
-once the debate started.
""Karl Marx was a man of
vision." Larenda continued. "He
understood the advantages of a
Si "He was a dipstick who let his
familyly starve while he wrote non-
Ssense!" I was shouting by now.
"The idea of everyone working
During discussions, Ann
White voiced her objection to the
drastic increase (40%) in commer-
cial fees. She also asked the city
to look into home businesses and
verify that they are, paying com-
mercial rates and have purchased
city licenses required to do busi-
The board agreed to search
out those businesses.
In Other Business
*Agreed to seek a $150,000
park grant to renovate and
improve the, Tenth Street park
and recreation area. Public hear-
ings on the proposed grant will be
Freedom Two is pictured above, ablaze in the Gulf County Canal.
Early Monday Morning Fire
Destroys Docked Shrimp Boat
A fire discovered in the wee
hours completely destroyed the.
shrimp boat Freedom II Monday
Local fire departments were
called to the scene at Wood's
Fisheries boat docks around 2:00
a.m. Monday, October 2nd. When
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for the good of all and then distnb-
uting the goods to everyone equal-
ly could work." LaRenda had that
smirk on her face like she knew for
sure this communism was a great
"What about the lazy ones that
won't work?" .
"You can't say there would be
lazy ones in a society where every-
one shares equally. You just don't
like it because there might be
something here better than our
Americanr system! '
I jumped over the podium and
smashed her upside the head. I
heard Ricky Gene yell, Kesley has
got my vote!", ,, .,
I grabbed her throat, threw her
to the floor and was trying to
squeeze some sense into her silly
head as Miss Minnie Lee pulled on
my collar, "Kesley, let her go right
now! YOU'VE MADE YOUR
I Should Think So..
firefighters arrived, they found the
boat's engine room was the,
apparent source of the blaze.,
Soon thereafter. flames
spread upward to the cabin area
of the boat and it was necessary
for it to be cut loose and pulled
across the Gulf County Canal so
as to not endanger other boats at
the dock. Also, the threat to area
businesses was' a concern since,
the shrimp boat most likely con-
tained ,a sizeable, amount of
potentially explosive diesel fuel.,
The fire is currently under-
investigation by State Fire
Marshall Don Cioeta.
The vessel was allowed to
burn throughout the night and
following day in an effort to burn
all the remaining fuel. Units from
Highland View. Port St. Joe,
White City. St. Joe Beach. and
South Gulf County fire depart-
ments responded to the call.
.. .. ,. A
held Monday afternoon at 3:30 to
finalize the park plans and dis-
cuss the proposal.
*Preble-Rish, Inc. engineer
Bill Kennedy reported that
planned renovation will be getting
underway at Frank Pat;e Park
within the next few days. This is
being financed through state park'
grant .funds and will include
major work on the city's boat
landing and channel.
*Agreed to interlocal mutual
aid agreement with Panama City
Beach and Bay County.
*Requested that City Attorney
Russell Scholz meet with the
attorney for the Washington
Improvement Group (WIG) and try
to iron out details for leasing the
city's David W. Jones Memorial
Gym to them. After details are
discussed, the board and WIG will
meet together for final approval or
*The board received RFP's for
. engineering services for .the
Community Development Block.
Grant (CDBG) application con-
nected to the First Street project.
*Agreed to install a stop sign
at the intersection of Gautier
Memorial Lane and Oak Grove i
Avenue for a 90 day trial period to
see if it is effective in slowing traf-
fic in the area.
DEMOCRATIC SECOND PRIMARY 10/3/00
COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT ONE
PrecinctNumber 1 2 3 4 15 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 ABS Total
DICKENS, RAY 237 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 66 445
McLEMORE, 159 0 136 0 0 00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 124 469
COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT THREE
Precinct Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 ABS Total
FOX, CARL 0 0 0 0 1341120 135 0 0 0 0 39 0 0 99 527
KNOX, TOMMY 0 10 0 0 38 43 236 0 0 0 0 54 0 0 75 446
STATE SENATOR THIRD DISTRICT
Precinct Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14115 ABS Total
JANEGALBOYD, 263 267 136 60 115 106 232 49 137 164 365 74 37 44 418 2467
LA SONLFRED 131 200 108 22 51 55 129 390 66 74 159 18 17 29 308 1757
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
Precinct Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 ABS Total
BAXLEY, 310 374 154 23 30 31 61 82 24 34 80 14 11 13 235 1476
GRIFFrN, 86 99 102 61 139 132 307 352 184 209 457 80 43 62 497 2810
Precinct Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 ABS Total
JENKINS, 244 355 193 49 106 111l 224 444 118 131 286 38 31 41 476 2847
YEAGER, 147 119 59 35 65 54 145 8 90 110 249 57 24 34 257 1453
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recent loss. We appreciate your kind words and deeds. As was
her desire, we will continue to serve the needs of our cus-
tomers, while striving to exceed your expectations. We will
remain an active part of the Gulf County business community,
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'PSJ Garden Club
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
, :will meet on Thursday, October
:12th at, 2:00 p.m. at the Garden
Emma Lou Boleyn will give
instructions on "pumpkin art." '
Each member is asked to bring .
'their own pumpkin. Hostesses
'will be Bunny Miller, Elsie Griffin,
'and Mary Belin. Everyone is wel- .
-come to attend.
Final Wedding Plans
old For Coogle/White
.The wedding ceremony of
iChiistopher Jason White and
iJennifer Jill Coogle will take place
;on October 14, at 7:00 p.m., ET,
.'in the'Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
in Oglethorpe, Georgia. All friends
and relatives of the couple are .
Invited to attend. s.
To Affirm Wedding Vows
The honor of your presence is
requested at the reaffirmation of
the wedding vows of Shawana and
Tony Davis on Saturday, October.
21, at 3:00 p.m at Panama City
Garden Club, located at 810
Garden Club Drive in Panama
City. A reception will follow imme-
The service will be dedicated
to the bride's late grandmother
and adopted sister, Ludie Gaston
and Tonya Gaston-Westry, both of
which passed away a few months
Wedding Plans Told
The final wedding plans for
Crystal Ann Hall and Daniel Lee
Raffield are S6t for Saturday,
October 7th, at 2:00 p:m., it the
First Baptist Church in Port St.
Car Wash, Bake
Sale & Yard Sale
The NJROTC of Port St. Joe
High School will be holding a car
wash, bake sale, and huge yard
sale Saturday, October 7 at Frank
Pate Park and Capital City Bank.
'5 The car wash will be for dona-
Stions. Everyone is urged to go and
Shop and have their car washed.
Monies raised will be used for
activities for the local unit.
q Port St. Joe bL)dge No. 11 1
mo., 8:00 p.m. Masonjc Hall,
214 Reid Ave. Larry McArdle, W.M.
S Bl Jordon, Sec.
Mott-Varnes To Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mott of
Gainesville announce the forth-
coming marriage of their daugh-
Robert Jacob Kennedy
It's A Baby Brother!
Reid has a new baby brother,
Robert Jacob Kennedy. Jacob was
born September 22, weighing 8 lb.
1.4 oz. and was 20 inches in
length. Proud parents are Sandie
and Bill Kennedy of Port St. Joe.
,Jacob s paternal grandmother
is Rubk, Kennedy of Port St' Joe,
and the late Robert Kennedy.
Maternal grandparents are John
T. and Patsy Reid of Morganfleld,
Kentucky, and J. R. and Linda
Higgs of Marietta, Georgia. His
great grandmother is Myrtle
Rogers of Port St. Joe.
ter, Candace Louise Mot
Timothy Julian Varnes, s
Dennis Varnes of Eastpoin
Betty Peterson of Apalachico
The wedding will be an
of Saturday. October 7 at
p.m. The ceremony will be h
. the beach at the Inn a
Plantation on St. George Isla
reception will follow at pools
The bride-elect is emy
with Prudential Resort Realt
the prospective groom is a c
tions officer at Gulf Correc
Institute. They plan to make
home in Port St. Joe.
It's A Boy!
John and Regina Grar
are proud to announce the
of their son, Jaden
Grantland. Jaden was bo:
September 12, at 4:57 p.m.
Medical Center. He weighed
pounds and six and a q
ounces and was 18 and a q
He is the grandson of
and Dot Williams of Port Si
Thelma Grantland of Little
Alabama and Jim Grantla
Lake in the Hills, Chicago.
PT Special Events for Mexico
Beach.. Inc. will host the Second
Annual Mexico Beach Art and
Wine Festival on Saturday,
October 21st beachside behind
the Driftwood Inn. The Art
S. Festival begins at 3:00 p.m., CT,
.\ and will feature artists from all
over the southeast.
Last year's event boasted of
over 30 artists displaying their
work and vying for $1.350 in prize
moriey. As was the case last year'
artists pay no entn' fee this year,
St. Joseph Bay Chapter 3425
had two great speakers at its
September 13 meeting. Florence
Jones from 'Pensacola, a AARP
State Legislative committee mem-
ber spoketo the chapter about the
fact "that prescription drugs
1 should be more affordable.' Sihe
also had cards available for mem-
bers to fill out if they wanted help
tt, to from Medicare. They will be
on of mailed to Washington.
t anrd The second guest was Robyn
>la. Curtess from Wewahitchka. She
event works with the Gulf County Public
.7:00 Library Literacy Program. She,
eld on explained the Literacy Program,
t the which the Library offers for chil-
and. A dren and adults. They teach you
side.., how to read, write, and other sub-
Aloyed jects which the young and elderly
y arid need. The Gulf County Library
-orrec- has a lot of. programs to offer the
e their The chapter's next meeting
starts at 1:00 p.m,, ET.
Refreshments will be finger foods,
so members bring along a dish
The guest speaker will be
ntland Jerry Conger from Tallahassee.
birth For more information call 648-
Lyle 5853. The chapter will have a
rn on table set up at the Health Fair, at
at Bay the Centennial Building' on
ed Six October 7, at 9:00 a.m. until
quarter 12:00 noon. They will have cards
quarter available to be filled out for help
for prescription drugs. Stop by
f Glen :* and. flU one out'. The chapter will
t. Joe, mail them out, and you do not
River, have to be a member of AARP to
nd, of ,. illput a card.
but are encouraged to donate one
of their pieces for the live auction,
which will ensue later in the
Tickets, for the event are on
sale for $25 per person. Guests
can expect a fabulous afternoon
and evening with the following
3:00 p.m., CT Art Show -
Refreshments served and jazz '
5:00-7:00 p.m., CT Wine
tasting light food served
5:00 p.m., CT, until Live
blues with Carol Kelly
7:00 p.m., CT, until wine
and beer sold by the bottle and
During Carol's breaks artists'
work will be auctioned at a live
auction. Tickets can be obtained
at The Vineyard, the Mexico
Beach CDC Office, and the
Driftwood Inn. The Mexico Beach
Art and Wine Festimal promises, to
be Mexico Beach's .must attend
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Annual Health Fair, Harvest
Festival and SWATFest Saturday
The Gulf County Inter-
Agencies are making the final
plans for the Annual Health Fair
to be held on Saturday, October 7,
beginning at 9:00 a.m. This year
'.they will be joined only by Faith
Christian School, but also Gulf
SCounty Health Department's
' At the Health Fair, all medical
S'services will be free. The following
medical services will be provided
to the public for all ages:
Cholesterol screening, acu-
check; blood pressure' checks;
pulmonary functional checks;
height and weight; hearing;
vision; and free doctor consulta-
There will be information and
demonstrations on various med-
ical devices, and professional
medical providers on hand to.
answer questions about support
'groups, services, etc.
The children will be able to
visit the emergency tech :and see
the ambulance, fire truck, and the
Jaw of Life. There will also be a
special door' prize for children
The winners of the 2000
Annual Essay Contest will also be
Faith. Christian School will,
hold Its annual Harvest Festival,
beginning at 9:00 a.m. As in the
past, FCS will be working in con-
junction with the Gulf County
Health Fair sponsored by the Gulf
County Inter-Agency Council.
Harvest Festival will offer
music, entertainment, games, and
of course those famous Bar-B-Q
chicken dinners, cooked by Benny
The chicken dinners will
include a half chicken, baked
beans, cole slaw, bread, and a
drink. The price is $5. There will
be ample seating and carry out
will be available. Hot dogs and
chips will also be sold. Tickets are
available ali the school office 'or
from any of the FCS faculty and
students. For more information
call the school office at 229-,6707.
The Gulf County Health
Department and' Students
Working Against Tobacco are
sponsoring SWATfest 2000 also
this Saturday, from 9:00 a.m until
2:00 p.m., ET, at the Centennial
There will be Inflatable inter-
active games and prizes for stu-
dents of all ages. Featured will be
SWAT Mountain, a giant obstacle
course, and the bungee run. At'
12:00 noon is the SWAT Auction.
Students will be able to use their
hard-earned SWAT Bucks to bid
on items such as a color televi-
sion, VCR, portable CD player. CD
boom box. Nintendo 64.
Gamebo'. karioke machine, and
much, much more.
For more information, contact
Sabrina Burke, Tobacco Preven-
tion Coordinator, at 227-1276,
The public is encouraged 'to
attend. There will be drawings for
door prizes every hour and such a
variety of services, games, infor-
mation, and entertainment that
they are sure everyone will be a
great time. A special thanks to all
of the participating agencies for
donating their time, to help our
great community... ,
Rotary President Jay Leffert,
2 left, assists District Governor
Bill Crawford as they induct
Judy Rinehart and Lynda
Bordelon as the first female
members of the Port St. Joe
Rotary Club,. ,Founded in June,
1941. the Rotary Club will be
celebrating its 60th anniversary
Lessie Mae Grunawalt
'Lessie Mae Grunawalt, 71. a
resident of Etna Troy Township.
Whitley County, Indiana. died
Tuesday morning. October 3. at
: She was born December 23.
1928 in Wewahitchka. and was a
daughter of Need and Mary Ellen
Hall. Her formative years were
spent in Florida where she com-
pleted her education.
On January 29, 1945 she was
united in marriage to Otis D.
Grunawalt. They made their first
ihorne ir. Columbia City, Indiana.
In March 1946 they moved to
Etna, Indiana, where they resided,,
until 1983 when they, moved to
their present home in Etna.Troy-
Township. Indiana. Mr. Grun-
awalt died July 27. 1994.
She was employed at Vikings
for five' years. -
She is survived by two sons.
Robert Dale Grunawalt and
Darwin Eugene Grunawalt, both
of Columbia City, Indiana: three
grandchildren, Michael Wayne
and his wife, Pamela Grunawalt,.
Tina Marie and her husband,
Michael Schultis and Travis
Eugene Grunawalt: four great
granddaughters. Brittney Lynette
Grunawalt, Rayanne Marie
Schultis. Jayma Alysia Schultis,
and Crystal Bree Grunawalt; a
brother,' Edward Hall of Wewa-
hitchka: a sister-in-law, Marie
Bnndle of Auburn, Indiana; a
niece, Rachel Hall; a nephew,
David Hall; and a great nephew,
In addition to her parents and
husband, she was preceded in
death by two sisters, Mildred and
The, fu eral service will be
held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday,
October 6, at Smith and Sons
Funeral Home, Columbia City,
Indiana, with Pastor James
Graham officiating. The burial will
be in Nolt Cemetery, Columbia
Township, Whitley County,
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"Let's Talk Night" Important
The Gulf County Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Task Force
is sponsoring "Let's Talk Night" on
October 11. Between the hours of
6:00 and 9:00 p.m. talk with your
kids about abstinence and avoid-
ing teen pregnancy. Research
indicates that talking with chil-
dren about prevention does not
encourage them to become active.
To assist parents in communicat-
ing with their children, the
National Campaign to Prevent
Teen Pregnancy has developed a
brochure on the "Ten Things
Teens Want Parents to Know
About Teen Pregnancy.
1. Show us why teen pregnancy
is such a bad idea. For
instance, let us hear directly
from teen mothers and fathers
about how hard it has been for
them. Even though most of us
don't want to get pregnant,'
sometimes we need real-life
examples to help motivate us.
2: Talk to us honestly about
love, sex, and relationships.
Just because we're young does-
n't mean that we can't fall in
love or be deeply interested in
sex. These feelings are very real
and powerful to us. Help us to
handle the feelings in a safe
way-without getting hurt or
3. Telling us not to have sex is
not enough. Explain why you
feel that way, and ask us what
we think. Tell us how you felt,
as a teen. Listen to us and take
our opinions seriously. And no
4. Whether we're having sex or
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We need to know how to avoid
pregnancy and sexually trans-
5. If we ask you about sex or
birth control, don't assume
we are already having sex. We
may just be curious, or we may
must want to talk with some-
one we trust. And don't think
giving us information about sex
and birth control will encour-
age us to have sex.
6. Pay attention to us before we
get into trouble. Programs for
teen moms and teen fathers are
great, but we all need encour-
agement, attention, and sup-
port. Reward us for doing the
right thing-even when it
seems like no big thing. Don't
shower us with attention only
when there is a baby involved.
7. Sometimes, all it takes not to
have sex is not to have the
opportunity. If you can't be
home with us after school,
make sure we have something
to do that we really like, where
there are other kids and some
adults who are comfortable
with kids our age. Often we
have sex because there's not
much else to do. Don't leave us
alone so much.
8. We really care. what you
think, even 'if we don't
always act like it. When we
don't end up doing exactly
%what you tell us to, don't think
that you've failed to.reach us.
9. Show us what good, responsi-
ble relationships look like.
We're as influenced by what
you do as by what you say. If
Syou demonstrate sharing, com-
munication, and responsibility
in your own relationships. we
4-A will be more likely to follow
lO.'d litate "The Talk" as much
as you do. Instead, start talk-
ing with us about sex and'
responsibility when we're
young, and keep the conversa-
tion going as we grow older; ,
The National Campaign to
Prevent Teen Pregnancy has also
developed a brochure on the 'Ten
Tips for Parents To Help Their
Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy"
which is available, upon request.
For more information, please con-
tact Jill Jones at 227-1276, exten-
sion, 126 or Carol Kelley at
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Recently the Port St. Joe Post Office installed new com-
puter equipment designed to make the office more efficient,
and reduce the potential for monetary errors. Shown above are
Postmaster Dennis Geoghagan in the rear and postal clerks
Don Ashcraft and Johnny Linton. I '
A New Blood Work Policy
Will be Implemented by
The Florida WIC Program
The Florida Department of
Health's Special Supplemental
Nutrition Program for Women,
Infants, and Children (WIC) has
implemented a new federal policy
that is expected to make it easier
for applicants to become enrolled
in the WIC Program.
Starting October 1, 2000, WIC
staff and eligible persons who
apply for WIC benefits will have
more flexibility in collecting the
bloodwork necessary for partici-
pation in in the WIC Program.
Bloodwork-that is, hemoglo-
bin and hematocrit tests-is used
in the WIC Program to assess the
nutritional status *of WIC appli-
cants and to provide the appropri-
ate food package and .nutrition
counseling to them.
The new policy will reduce
inconvenience to the applicants,
certify them faster, and enhance
relationships with other health
programs who serve the WTC.
eligible population." said Depart-
ment of Health Secretary Robert
G. Brooks, M.D.
Dr. Brooks explained these
changes are in agreement with the
1998 Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention guidelines. whicli ,
should Further strengthen public
trust and confidence' in the
already highly regarded WIC
To be eligible, for the WIC
Program, an individual must be .a
pregnant or breastfeeding woman"
a woman who has recently been
FHP License and
The .Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from October 6th through
12th on SR-71 near CR-275, SR,
22 near the Bay, County line. and
SR-71 near Trailer City.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defecUtiv
1 vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their'efforts on vel-iP
cles being operated with defect
such as bad brakes,- worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition. attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
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pregnant; or an infant or child
under five years old.
In addition, the Individual
must have a low or moderate
income, live in Florida, and have a
special need that can be helped by
WIC foods and nutrition counsel-
The WIC Program provides
nutritious supplemental foods,
nutrition education, breastfeeding
promotion and support, and refer-
rals for health' care. Eligible
women and children receive food
checks for milk, cheese. eggs,
cereals high in iron, peanut but-.
ter, or dry beans, and fruit or veg-
etable juices high in vitamin C.
Breastfeeding women may receive
extra WIC foods. including carrots
and canned tuna fish.
Dr. Brooks credits the WIC
Program with helping to reduce
infant mortality and premature
births among the population it
serves, as well as reducing the
percentage of babies born. with
Emphasis is placed 'on reach-
ing and enrolling eligible women
in their early months of pregnan-
cy so that WIC's benefits can
begin as early as possible, he
said. Outreach efforts are also
targeted toward Florida's migrant
population, 'he added.
Approximately 300,000 clients are
served by WIC each month
WIC services are available in
each of Florida's 67 counties.
Anyone interested in WIC services
should call WiC's toll-free number
at 1-800-342-3556 or their local
county health department to see if
they are eligible. WIC is an equal
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2000 PAGE 7A
Smallwood Wins Tapper Invitational
Ge o rg kn nr193)Vco
Pictured above, Clay Smallwood received his 3rd championship
plaque from David Warriner. Left, GCCC President, Dr. Bob
McSpadden expresses his thanks to the Tapper Foundation. Below,
the Tournament Committee members and chairman Rex Buzzett
(inset) are recognized.
1) Bert Simmons 177, 2) Jim
Harrison 179, 3) Brad Buzzett
179, 4) Michael Allgood 185,
I1 Brad Bowen 176, 2) Don
Clark 178. 3) Tom Etheridge 188,
4) Buddy McDougald 188
1) Mason Vail 190, '2) Harry
Lowtry 190. 3) D. W. Smith 195, 4)
Jeff Bennett 198
11 Bill Ramsey 182, 2) Jim
Garner 190. 3), J.J. Ray-191, 4)
Dean Russler 194
1) Brian Garvin 202, 2) Ralph
Roberson 203, 3) Ray Aberle 210,
4) Mark Browne 213
I) Dusty May 195, 2) Joe'
Singletar, 198, 3) Peyton Cole'
203, 4) Mark Ellmrner 2Q6
From Page 1A
A $16,000 grant was used .to
run audio/video cabling through-
out the facility also.
Once all the cou nty offices are
moved, approximately 2,500
square foot of additional space
will be freed up for county consti-
tutional offices. A, space crunch
has existed for several years in
the courthouse complex. The
commission board hopes that
most of those needs can be
,addressed when extra space is
The only area that has been
discussed to date is the 1,200
square foot area currently being
used for the commission meeting
room and 911 offices. That area
will provide additional space for.
the Gulf County Sheriffs Office.
At the beginning of the busi-
ness day-Monday, October 2-
all business with persons 'repre-
senting the county offices detailed
in this article was being conduct-
, ed out of the new administration
building. A new parking lot is also
being paved near th6 complex.
1) A. G. Branch 212, 2)
Palmer Philyaw 217, 3) Leslie
Lemieux 217, 4) Joe Manning 220
1) Roy Solomon 137, 2)
George Skinner 139, 3) Victor
LaFerle 144, 4) Wayne Rich 147
1) Gary Howze 153, 2) Gerry
Barker 154, 3) Harrell Holloway
161, 4) Bubba Gander 162
for by Mary Lou Cumble, 603 Long Avenue, Port St, Joe, Florida 32456 ,
ite or committee-no candidate has approved this advertisement.
-rAi >Y' -rs
dreams of raising consciousness
of a college in the area in his
Until the building of the local
branch of GCCC. funds were used
to enhance the educational
process .of the Panama City cam-
Tapper. and after his death.
his wife, Amelia. served for many
years as trustees of the Gulf
Coast Community College's board
of directors. Throughout the years
the Tapper Foundation has con-
tributed greatly to education in
Dr. Bob McSpadden. presi-
dent of GCCC, said the Tapper
Foundation will continue to raise
money for the center with the help
of the community.
The' crisp fall weather was
V ^perfect for the two-day event.
which draws golfers from
" .throughout the area.'
Final round 'scores from
Sunday results in the tourna-
1) Clay Smallwvood 154, 2)
Garry Settle 157, 3) Chris
Adkison 158, 4) Tom Daniels, St!
1) Robbie Johnson .166, .2)
Eric Schoelles '166, 3) Flbyd
Owens 169, 4) Larry Leibold 174
1) Kenny Wood 166, 2) Sandy)
Sanborn 171, 3) John Terlep 173,
4) Benny Sherrill 174
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NOVEMBER 7, GENERAL ELECTION
"A Qualified Candidate"
SEDU CATIO: ,
1961 Honor Graduate, Port St. Joe
B.A. Degree in English and
Education. Florida State University
Classroom Experience as a Florida
20 Years in Business, Wood's
Fisheries, Inc. of Port St. Joe and
Buddy's Seafood Market and Steam
Bar, Panama City Beach
Involved in Church, Community,
an:d School Activities
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Ladies who form the 2000 P
al dozen golf balls to put to us
left are: (front) Whitfield, Heat
(back) Jennifer Raffield, Rachel
and Coach Becky Lacour.
Jaguars Win Over
The PSJ Jaguars continue on
their quest for a trip to the Super
Bowl for the second straight year
by beating the Eastpoint Eagles
45-0. bringing their league record
to 3 and 0. The game began with
the Eagles forced to punt after
gaining a total of two yards on,
their first three plays. Carlos
Likely caught the punt on the
Jaguar 40 and behind excellent
blocking ran it all the way into the
end zone for a touch down.
On the next Eastpoint posses-
sion, the Jaguar defense contin-
ued to dominate, recovering an
Eagle fumble that resulted from a
hard Jaguar hit. The offense then
took it in for a touchdown. The
next Eagle possession resulted in
no gain, they kicked, and Chas
Byrd ran it back to the four yard
line. Two plays later, another
The most exciting play of the
evening occurred in the third
quarter. Matt Wright, normally.
the starting Jaguar flanker, was
running at halfback. He took a
handoff and started around right
end. Seeing that he was cut off, he
reversed his field and scampered
.* 35 yards for a TD.
In an attempt to keep_ the
.score down. the Jaguar coaches
played all the non-starters contin-
uously throughout the game.
Despite this, the defense held the
Eagles to only two first downs and
negative net yardage and the
offense seemed to score at will.
PSJ Dixie Baseball
To Elect '01 Officers
" Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball
League President Stacy Stnck-
land has announced that plans
have been made for election of
officers for the upcoming 2001
baseball season. He encourages
all parents ,of players who will
participate in the league in die
spring to attend and have input in
the choice of leaders of the youth
The meeting will be held at
the Stac House on Eighth Street
in Port St. Joe on Thursday,
November 2nd. beginning at 7:00
The Downtown Redevelop-
menrt Agency will hold its October
monthly -meeting on Tuesday,
October 17th, beginning at 6:15
p.m., ET. This month, those
attending the meeting will gather
at the Port St. Joe Fire Station. All
members are urged to attend.
Educators to Meet
The Gulf County Retired
Educators Association will be
meeting at Ryan's Sugar Shack on
Tuesday, October 10. Lunch will
served after the meeting.
Topics to be discussed are
plan program for this year, and
meet with visitors from
Tallahassee with the state associ-
Monday. October 9. 2000, at 3:30 p.m.. the Board of
City Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to
discuss and receive public comments for Improve-
ments to the Forrest Park Sports Complex ffcnth
Street Park). This project will be funded ironm the
FRD-P irlorlda Recreaiorn D.eelopnmernt A .i-tance
ProarraiI ~ grnt The ioIl proJe.- costIs wili be
I I'I:":.00.:-ith 'he rate A h re beirn -5" an.ld l al
n,:,I:h bcing 2 1,i-.:h .,il be a c-onibin3ul n of in
kind" services and cash.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Frank Pate. Jr.. Mayor
I tc. October 5. 2000.
aort St. Joe High School Golf Team were recently presented sever-
e,this season by Lions Club representative David Whitfield. From
her Lynch, Anna Tankersley, Shanna Wester, and Jennifer Craig;
Geoghagan, Guthrie Henderson, Sarah Anderson, Jessica Sher rill,
Jaguars are shown in recent game.
Buc's Extend Their Record 4-0
*The Port St. Joe Buccaneers
(11 & 12 year old-fifth and sixth
graders) extended their record to
4-0 in league action against the
Apalachicola Little Sharks,
Tuesday night in Apalachicola
with a 32-0 shut out. the
Buccaneers jumped to a 20-0 half
time lead on long runs by Ashley
Fennell and Zack Lee behind the
. blocks of fullback Zack Tarantino
and the offensive line of Charlie
Persall, Logan Wilson, Warren
Floyd,, Lance Watson, Jeremy
"'" Baley, Zeke Stevens. and Justin
The defense contributed heav-
ily to the win by stopping
Apalachicola inside the Buc's 10
yard line on four plays after a long
Little Shark kick off return.
Several Apalachicola passes were
intercepted by the Buc's lineback-
ers and defensive back field.
The offense worked in more
passing this game and tried two
extra point kick conversions to
encourage more experience in the
Next week the Buc's try to
clinch a berth in the Super Bowl
in a game against the Eastpoint
Tigers on Thursday night, October
12, at 8:00 p.m. here at.PSJ
The Port St. Joe Little Leagiue
cheerleaders will be hosting a
dance Saturday night, October 7.
from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m., at the
Senior Citizen Building. located
beside the Port St. Joe court-
This dance is open to kid$i
grades sixth and below~t. A'$
donation will be taken at the door.
Gulf Coast Football
The Gene Raffield Football
League schedule for October 10
will be as follows.
At,6:30 p.m., PSJ Jaguars vs.
Easfpoint Eagles in Carrabelle.
At 8:00 p.m. No game in Port
St. Joe at this time; Apalachicola
Dolphins vs Carrabelle in
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.staetter. Mrs. Altstaetter was rec-
A.! ognized with a plaque and a .sea-
ir son pass to all home athletic
S events of Port St. Joe, except dis-
HARKg F torict and state playoffs. .
.. ...."Mrs. Altstaetter has been a
-...... great fan supporter for all sports.
-- whether at home or away," said
athletic director and head football
coach Chuck Gannon. "Ever sincg
I came here. I can remember her
being there ,supporting our
Sharks. There are lot of other peo,
ple out there that would deserve
.. 'this award. and we truly appreci.
.' -- ate all of their support.
L to r: Martha Sanborn, Phyllis Altstaetter Coach Chuck Gannon.
Fla. Kidcare Open Enrllment
Through Florida ,KidCare, the that are uninsured are urged to apply.
state of Florida offers health
insurance for uninsured children
from birth up until the age of 19.
Some of the services covered
under Florida KidCare are: doctor
visits check-ups, shots, hospital-
ization, surgery, prescriptions,
vision, hearing, mental health,
and emergencies. MOST families
pay only a $15.00 monthly premi-
um which covers all the children
in a family. If your family falls into
a category where you must pay a
higher'premium, you will be noti-
It is very easy to apply, simply
fill out an application and mail it
in. Applications may be picked up
at both health departments within
the county, any physician's office
in the county, or you may call the
Gulf County KidCare Coordinator,
Dianne Semmes, at 227-1276
x125 and an application can be
mailed to you.
All families who have children
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting out-
reach on Saturday, October 7,
from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at
the Annual Health Fair held at the
Centennial Building in Port St.
Joe. They will give out information
about the many services available
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The Gulf County Scholarship
Committee Awards of Over $29,000
,Cape San E
On Saturday, September 30,
the Cape San Blas Taxpayers
Association (CSBTA) co-ordinated
a beach cleanup as part of the
Florida Coastal Cleanup 2000.
The local effort covered the South
Gulf County coastline from the St.
Joe Peninsula State Park to the
campgrounds at the tip of Indian
More than 100 volunteers
from age one to 76 braved sea-
sonal biting flies to collect and
document all manners of debris
ranging from bottle top lids to
wooden shipping pallets and
everything in between. This year's
most unusual find turned out to
be a toilet seat nestled in the
Area youth groups turned out
in force and included Port St. Joe
0 -13 soccer team, and girl scout
troops #30 and 242.
Chuck Quaranta, Jeff
Ilas Beach Cleanup 2000
Burgess, and Allen Ritchie of the
South Gulf County'Volunteer Fire
Department were instrumental in
handling the logistics of smoothly
deploying groups throughout the
cleanup area and retrieving heavy
bundles afterwards. Thanks also
to'new Scallop Cove owners, Ron
and Nina Morrow, for their gener-
ous (and greatly appreciated)
donations of bug spray and heavy
duty trash bags. George Duren of
Piggly Wiggly .was also kind
enough to' donate enough bottles
of water to keep everyone well-
Volunteers all received an offi-
cial colorful t-shirt beforehand,
and a delicious BBQ plate lunch
afterwards provided by the ever-
popular Paul Gant Catering.
.The annual event is coordi-
nated nationally the Center for
Marine Conservation which col-
lects data from participants in its
* (Sheriff's Beat)
ARREST MADE"IN BURGLARY CASE
On June 6th. a Wewahitchka
resident reported that his home
had been broken into and about
$2,000 had been stolen. Gulf
County : Sheriffs Office
Investigator Rita Piercy. and
Lieutenant Tom Godwiii devel-
oped Deondry Fisher as a sus-
An arrest warrant was issued
and Fisher, 22, of Panama City,
was arrested in Bay County and
transported to the Gulf County
Jail 'on Wednesday, September
27th, on charges of burglary of an
occupied dwelling. .
SEARCH WARRANT NETS ARREST
On Saturday, September
30th, a search warrant was
served on the home of Scott
Burkett in, Simmons Bayou. The
warrant was: served, by
Investigator Tim Hightower.
Deputy Tim Woods, and Deputy
As a result of the search war-
rant, Burkett, 35, was arrested
and charged with possession of
marijuana and possession of drug
FAST TRIP To JAIL
On September 30th Deputy
Vince Everett observed a vehicle
9 traveling at a high rate of speed
northbound on Highway -71.
Deputy Everett initiated a traffic
stop on the vehicle and found that
Spephen Messick. Sr. was the dri-
After speaking with NMessick.
36, of Wewahitchka. it was deter-
mined that he was dnming under
,the influence and was placed
under arrest and taken to the
Gulf County Jail.
ALCOHOL PUTS BRAKE ON DRIVER
During the early morning
hours of September 30th. Deputy,
Richie Burkett found avan on the
side of the road with the driver
slumped over the steering wheel.
While checking on the driver,
Burkett found that the vehicle
was still in gear and the driver
appeared to have passed out with
his foot on the brake.
'.Burkett was able to gain
access to the vehicle and turn off'
the motor and then awaken the
driver, Michael Hartley, 36, of
Burkett noticed an odor of
alcohol about Hartley's person,
and because he kept passing out
when the deputy tried to talk with
him, he was arrested for driving"
under the influence and taken to
the Gulf County Jail.
NIGHT BLAZE AT THE CREEK
On Friday, September 29th,
deputies were dispatched to a
reported disturbance in the
Howard, reek area. Upon ar-nIl
at the scene. Deputy Shawn
Butler made contact with several
of the complainants.
They stated that George
Bubba Whitfield allegedly came to
the houseboat they were staying
at, threatened them, threw a
water ski through the window,
and also threatened to burn the
houseboat. No one wanted to sign
complaints at that time.
A short time later, Deputy
Butler was called to the White
City area to make contact with
the complainants again. While he
was.talking to them, he received a
call that the houseboat was oh
Don Cioeta. from the State-
Fire Marshall's Office, was called
to the scene and he later, deter-
mined that the fire had been
intentionally set with a flammable
An investigation conducted
by Deputy Butler, Investigator
'Jimmy Williams, and the fire mar-
shall led to George Bubba
Whitfield being charged with
arson and four counts of aggra-
\"hitfield turned himself in to,
Investigator Williams on Monday
and Judge Glern Hess set his
bond at $5,000 at first appear-
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...
Monday, September 27th-
Gary Hudson, 31, 'W/M, of
Beacon Hill, failure to register as
a convicted felon.
Monday, September 28th-
Mark Harriman, 41, W/M, of Port
St. Joe, violation. of community
control (re: two counts of aggra-
PSJPD Report J
POSSESSION ON WHEELS
On Thursday afternoon,
September 28th, at approximately
4:50 p.m., Port St. Joe Police
Department Officer James Step-
hens stopped Peter McClellan, 43,
of 'Clarksville. for a vehicle equip-
ment violation on Highway 98
near Industrial Road.
During the course of the traf-
fic encounter, Gulf County
Deputy Shawn Butler was sum-
moned with K-9 "Ruby" to initiate
a walk-around of McClellan's
vehicle. Ruby alerted on the vehi-
cle in multiple locations.
A subsequent interior search
revealed marijuana cigarettes,
seeds, various tablets, hemostats,
homemade copper and brass
(See POLICE on Page 11A)
larger effort to identify sources of
coastal debris. For more informa-
tion, visit the Center for Marine
Conservation website at http:
//www.cmc-ocean.org. For infor-
mation on CSBTA, contact Julia
Cunningham at. 229-6633 or Juli
The Gulf County Scholarship
Committee made awards totaling
$29,270.80 to requesting stu-
dents for the 1999-2000 school
year. The program is available to
all students in the Gulf County
Beginning in seventh grade,
students can start earning points
to be converted to scholarship
dollars when he or she graduates.
Points are earned for attendance,
academic achievement, complet-r
ing specified standardized tests,
and parent participation in,
approved workshops. ,
;Students request funds
through the completion of a Point
Summary Sheet, which much be'
completed at the end. of each
school year, grades seven through
'12, and returned to the school by
June 15th of each year.
The following Gulf County
students received awards for the
1999-2000 school year:
Port. St. Joe High School
S, Brooks Adkison, Erica Ailes.
Alicia Christie. Kevin Conoley.
Casey Dalgo. Brandon, Davis,,
Lakeythia Filmore. John Gainous,
Dexter Gant, Mary Harmon';
Joshua Hersey, Brett Jeffcoat,
AJyana Jefferson;. Lacey Johnson,
Candice Kennedy; .
.Bradshaw Knox. Richard
Lamberson. Tylier Lane, Julie
Lanford. Michael Layfield.,
Stephen Lowrey. Sharon
Mamoran, Amanda NMarquardt.
Joshua McCulley. Kareta
Monette, Brett Parker, Rachel
Perrin, Craig Phillips, Idris Quinn,'
Rocker Salzer, Alicia Sanders,
Clayton Smallwood, Nicole Smith,
Ashley Stephens, Daniel Step-,
hens, Jessica Summers, Lennon
Thiel, Lea Todd, Rachel Watson,
and John Welborn.
Wewahitchka High School
Melissa Babb, Jessica Cole,
Crystal Collins, Pamela G.
Holmes. Renece Jackson, Russell
Knee, Justin Miller, and Stephen
The Gullf County School
Board has endorsed this endeavor
and it is supported financially by
the Jessie Ball duPont- Religious,
Charitable and Educational Fund
and by the estate of Helen
Individuals and businesses in
the area are patrons to this pro-
gram. Please become part of the
Gulf County Scholarship
Program. Contributions may be
sent to the following address: Gulf
County Scholarship Trust, Post
Office Box 1094. Port St. Joe, FL
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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2000
Bradley Named New Port St. Joe Basketball Coach
The Gulf County School
Board approved Port St. Joe High
School principal Chris Earley's
recommendation of Ronald M.
Bradley as the new Tiger Sharks
boys' basketball coach during
"We're glad to have him on
board," said Earley. "It's been a
long hard process."
After advertising the position
for the third time, Port St. Joe
High School found a replacement
for Vernon Eppinette, who
resigned after last season's sev-
enth straight trip to the "Final-
Four." During Eppinette's 10
year's at the reins of the basket-
ball program, he led the Tiger
Sharks to five state champi-
onships, four of them in a row.
"We're glad he was available
to come to Port St. Joe, and
believe he will continue the tradi-
tion of success," concluded Ear-
Bradley is married to his high
school sweetheart, Jan, who is
very active in his career. They
have four children and seven
Coach Bradley also brings in
an impressive resume to Port St.
Joe, accumulating 1,198 wins to
only 307 losses (845-216 as a
boys' coach and 353-91 while
coaching girls' teams) in his 40
years of coaching. During that
time he has posted 25 seasons
with 20 or more wins with best
records of 35-1, 34-1, 29-1, 29-3
(twice) and 27-2 (twice). Bradley's
teams have won three state cham-
pionships, six state finalists, and
15 region championships.
His girls' teams have had 11
seasons with 20 plus wins, with
one state finalist and seven region
championships. Bradley has been
the winningest coach in Georgial
now for several years, and is near
the top of the all-time national
Coach Bradley's accomplish-'
ments include: being inducted
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 20, 2000
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners Tommy Knox. Nathan Peters.
Jr. and Warrern J. 'eager. Jr
Others present were County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Builer.
Administrathe Assistant Debbe Wibberg.
Building Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond. Maintenance Superintendent/
Mosquito Control Director -Joe Bearden,
Road Superintendent Bobby Knee, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford. Veterans',
Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo
Williams. Sheriff Frank McKeithen. and
Sheriffs Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at 7:02
EQUIPMENT ROAD DEPARTMENT/
MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPARTMENT-
Upon discussion by Road Superintendent
Knee about the Road Department's need for
a new loader and backhoe and the possibill-
ty of transferring their old equipment to, the
Mosquito Control Department. Commission-
er Yeager motioned to transfer Iteri #100-
443 (Front-End Loader) and Item #100-445
(Excavator/Backhoe) from the Road
Department to the, Mosquito Control
Depdrtinent and to madvertlie to receive
sealed bids for a new loader and backhoe for
the Road Department. rommnin.-t-ioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it pas'.ed unani-
LOW-INTEREST HOUSING PRO-
GRAM-Commissioner Peters reported that
he had contacted the local banks regarding
the new housing program proposed by Halphm
Cellon at the July I th inmeting. and he
motioned to hold a public heanng on August
22. 2000. to consider implementation of this
program. Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion, and it p.s-ed unanimnuuylv (4-0).
POLITICAL SIGNS--Ip. in iquiry by
Coinumis'-ioner Peters regurding the tine limit
on removal of pohlil.itl signs by candidates
after the election. Attorney McFarland stated
that he believes there is a 30 day time limit
on removal. but he will check the records
and report back to the Duar.d.
stoner Yeager discussed that a soil sample is
needed at the location of the proposed
Wewahitchka Library, and Chief
Administrator Butler stated that Soil
Conservation in Blountstown cannot perform
the work because a stmib-soil anauh-ii is need-
ed. After discussion that Soutlhern Earth
Sciences will perform the testing for approx-
imately $1.700.00. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that if the County will order
the testing to be done. the City of
Wewahitchka has agreed to pay one-half of
the cost. Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager. second by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board agreed to
proceed with the testing and to pay one-half
of the cost.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Conunissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters. and unani-
mous vote. the meeting did then adjourn at
7:10 p.m., E.D.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 20, 2000
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners Tommy Knox: Nathan Peters,
Jr.. and Warren J. Yeager. Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler.
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,.
Building Official/Assistant Plhnner Michael
Hammond. Maintenance Superintendent/
Mosquito Control' Director Joe Bearden.
Road Superintendent Bobby Knee. Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford, Sheriff Frank
McKeithen. and Sheriffs Department Captain
Joe Nugent. .
The meeting was called to order at 7:10
COUNTY JAIL RENOVATION-Sheriff
into the State of Georgia Sports
Hall of Fame in 1997; received the
Georgia Athletic Coaches Associa-
tion's highest honor as the only
basketball coach to receive their
.'Circle Of Achievement Award;"
honored as State Coach of the
Year three times; Region Coach of
the Year 14 times; National High
School Athletic Coaches Associa-
tion District IV Coach of the Year;
North-South All-Star Head Coach
four times; Georgia-South Caroli-
McKeithen reported on the site visit he,
Commissioner Peters, and Commissioner
Stanley made to Washington County, dis-
cussing their "pod" jail facility. Chairman
Traylor discussed the possibility of having a ',
,"dorm" type system. with a central area for
the corrections officer. After discussion by
Sheriff MeKelthen about having special cells
for maximum security and female prisoners.
Building Official Hammond presented blue-
prints of the proposed renovation area and
new area. stating that this project would cost
approximately $200,000.00. Sheriff
McKeithen stated that he would visit Gulf
Forestry Camp to see their system (similar to
the one proposed by Chairman Traylor). and'
discussed temporary housing of prisoners
during renovation. After discussion that the
Sheriffs Department will take over the old
County Commission room once the
Administration Building is complete, Sheriff
McKeithen and members of the Board agreed
to review the bluepnnts for possible alter-
There being no further business, the
meeting did then adjourn at 7:44 p.m.,
BILLY E. TRAYLOR. C-AIRMAN
ATTEST: DENNY C. LISTER. CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 24. 2000
The Gulf County Board of County
Comnmssloners met this date in speciall se.e
sion with the following members pre-ent.
Acting Chairman John Stanley, Jr. and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor (entered at
5:41 p.m.). Tommy Knox, and Warren J.
Others present were: Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore. Chief Administrator Don
Butler. Administrative Assistant' Debbe
Wibberg. Building Inspector/Assistant
Planner David Richardson, and Maintenance
Superintendent/Mosquito Control Director
The meeting was called to order at 5:36
Yeager discussed a meeting held with
Pristine Oyster (a company which processes
and markets I.C.F. oysters on the half shell)
regarding lease of the County Industrial
Park, and presented a leiler and proposed
contract from the Count) Attorney for the
Board's review. Chief Administrator Butler
reported that rent would be free for a period
of 5 yc'irs. but the company must employee
50 people within 18 months, or they will be
back-billed at the rate of $4,000.00 per
month. He also reported that the, company
would pay approximately $100,000.00 for
improvements needed for their business.
Upon inquiry about the sewer system for this
type of business. Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the company would have to
meet D.E.P. requirements for the septic sys-
tem. After further discussion, the Board
agreed to review the contract and meet at a
later date. )
There being no further business and,
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote. the meeting did then adjourn at
5:58 p.m.. E.D.T.
JOHN STANLEY, JR.
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 24, 2000
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date In special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E, Traylor. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox. John Stanley.
Jr.. and Warren J. Yeager. Jr. Commissioner
Nathan Peters. Jr. was absent.
Others Present: Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Deputy Clerks Towan P. McLemore and
Rebecca L. Norris. Chief Administrator Don
Butler. Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, County Planner/Building Inspector
Michael Hammond. Assistant Planner/
Building Inspector David Richardson.
Maintenance Supervisor/Mosquito Control
Director Joe Bearden, Captain Joe Nugent,
Deputy Chris Buchanan. and Overstreet Fire
Department Chief Allen Ray.
The meeting was called to order at 6:01
p.m.. E.S.T. by Chairman Traylor.
na All-Star Coach; National East-
West All-Star Coach; Georgia All-
Stars European Tour Coach
which. was undefeated in six
games in Europe; the Ronald M.
Bradley Gymnasium in Covington-
was dedicated in his honor Janu--i
ary 16, 2000; and he was the1
Atlanta Tipoff Club's 2000 recipi-
ent of the "Steve Schmidt Award"'
for outstanding contribution to,
"I can't wait to get started,"
Chairman Traylor discussed the fact
that the budget requests for the upcoming
fiscal year were approximately $1,000.000
greater than the current fiscal- year.
Chairman Traylor called for opening com-
ments from the Commissioners or County
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS-Clerk Lister informed the Board that
their budget showed a $314,153 increase
this year due to rising costs for employees
insurance, worker's compensation Insur-
ance, Professional Services/County
Engineer, Care of County Prisoners Medical
Services and Communications.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ENGINEER-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley.
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved $40,000 for Professional
Services/County Engineer (a $10,000 reduc-
BOARD, OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
Traylor passed the Chair to Commissioner
Stanley and motioned to increase Special
Projects by $25,000 ($5,000 each Distnct).
With Commissioner Yeager's second and a 3-
1 vote (Stanley opposing), the Board tental
Uvely approved this increase. Chairman
Stanley passed the Chair back to
MILLAGE RATE-Clerk. Lister advised the
Board that the proposed nullage rate must be
certified to the Property Appraiser by August
4. 2000. Clerk Lister also advised the Board,
that a reduction of S759.315 in ad valorem,
taxes is needed to get back to the aggregate
rolled-back rate of 6.9570. Clerk Lister stat-
ed that he had budgeted 3pproximalely $2 9
million dollars (includes Sl.000.000 for
paving) as Balance Brought Forward: Cash
but there may be approximately $4.5 million,
leaving $1 6 million unbudgeted
motion by Commissioner Yeager. second by
Cimininis,.iier Stanley. and unanimous vote.
the Board tentatvelv approved the Countyr
Administrators budget in the amount of.
$96,9 15 as requested
SPECIAL EVENTS/OTHER PSJ-Upon
motion by Commissioner Knox.. second by
Coininsi-.stuner Stanle\ and unanimous votq.
the Board tentatmely approved to reduce
Special Events/Other City of Port St. Joe by
$5.000 (additional requests by the City of
Port St. Joe for Fireworks).
CLERK TO BOARD OF COUNTY COMW
MISSIONERS-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Conmnissioner Stanley, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved this budget
as requested ($245.274).
TAX COLLECTOR-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous oe te
the Board tentatively approved the Tax
Collector's budget in the amount of
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS AND
ELECTION EXPENSES-Upon motion by;;
Commissioner Stanley. second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved $128.155.and
EMERGENCY 911-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager. second by,
Cotmnissioner Stanley. and unanimous vote.,
the Board tentatively approved the 911 bud-
get in the amount of $76,680.
GULF COUNTY WORKCREW-Chlef .
Administrator Butler explained that the
increases in this budget were mainly due to
adjustments, made to the Tools and Small
Implements and Equipment line items. Upon
motion by Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote.
the Board tentatively approved the Gulf,
County Workcrew budget in the amount of
EDC/TDC COORDINATOR-Upon motion'
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,.
the Board tentatively approved to reduce this
line item bv S20.000. ,. '
SIONAL SERVICES: PUBLICITY/GULF
COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-
Chairman Traylor passed the Chair to'
Commissioner Stanley, and motioned -to
reduce the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce budget request of S40,000 by
$20,000. Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion for discussion. The motion failed by a
said Coach Bradley. "I really felt
like Mr. Earley and staff did a
great job of getting every thing
together, and it all went togeth-
er- a natural for both sides. We
took a year off (from coaching)
and did some traveling. I always
knew that I would like to coach
again if a good opportunity arose,
and it did."
After earning seven letters in
baseball and basketball at the
University of Georgia, being
named the baseball MVP in 1957
and a brief tenure at a recreation
department in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, Bradley took his first high
school coaching job at Newton
County High School in Covlngton,
Georgia. During a nine year span
of his 18 years at Newton County,
his basketball teams set a nation-
al record 129 straight wins at
home. In another 10-year span.
every starter except three received
college scholarships. He then
moved on to George Walton Acad-
emy in Monroe where he spent 12
years. Bradley also coached five
years at Trinity Christian in
Dublin, three years at Loganville,
and the latest place was Piedmont
"From what I'm hearing from
conversations with people in Port
St. Joe, they are the type of ath-
letes I want to coach. I've heard
that all of coach Eppinette's teams
were well disciplined, fundamen-
tally sound and have a lot of
desire," said Bradley. "If you get
those three components. you can
be successful no matter what you
When asked what style of
basketball he would run at Port
St. Joe, Bradley commented, "Our
style of offense is going to depend
on personnel, and I haven't met a
single one of those guys. But we
like to play a game that's fun- a
game that's fun for the spectators
and for the players. If you're fun-
damentally sound in what your
system requires you're going to be
1-3 vote, Chairman Stanley, and
Commissioners Yeager and Knox voting no
and Commissioner 'Traylor voting yes.
Chairman Stanley returned the Chair to
Commissioner Traylor. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Stanley. and 3-1 vote (Traylor
opposing) the Board tentatively approved
$30.000 for the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, a $10,000 decrease.
WEWAHITCHKA CHAMBER OF COM-
MERCE-Chairman Traylor passed the
Chair, to Commissioner Stanley and
motioned to tentatively approve the
Wewahitchka Chamber of Commerce request
of $4,000. With Commissioner Yeager's. sec-
ond. the motion passed 4-0. Chairman
Stanley returned the Chair to Commissioner
GIS MAPPING-Chief Administrator
Butler explained that a portion of Ms. Penny
Ford's salary and expenses would be paid
from this department for the work she does
on GIS. With Commissioner's Stanley's
motion and. Commissioner Yeager's second.
the budget of $10,000 was tentatively
COUNTY VETERAN'S SERVICE
OFFICE-Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved this budget as requested ($22,652).
DETENTION AND CORRECTIONS/
IMPROVEMENTS TO BUILDING: JAIL-
Upon Chief Administrator Butler's recom-
mendation. Commissioner Yeager motioned
to reduce this request by $250,000.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion.
Discussion followed. With a 4-0 vote, the
Board tentatively approved this $250.000
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT-
The Board discussed the additional staffing
requirement referenced, by.Flotida Statute in
the request letter from Mr. Doug Kent.
Administrator. The Board requested the
Clerk's Office contact Mr. Doug Kent,
Administrator and request he attend the next
budget meeting. The Board also agreed to
have the County Attorney research the refer-
enced Florida Statute and report back to the
GULF COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS
ASSOCIATION-The Board tabled this and
requested the Clerk's Office contact Mr. Jerry
Stokoe and ask him to attend the next bud-
motioned to tentatively approve this budget
request stating that the Board had previous-
ly agreed to consider an increase for this pro-
gram. With Commissioner Stanley's second,
the motion passed 4-0.
WEWAHITCHKA MEDICAL CENTER-
Chairman Traylor passed the Chair to
Commissioner Stanley and motioned to
reduce this request by $5,000. tentatively
approving $3,000 with the stipulation to
phase this out within two years.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
and it passed with a 3-1 vote (Stanley
opposed). Chairman Stanley returned the
Chair to Commissioner Traylor.
PARK AND RECREATIONAL FACILI-
TIES: SALARIES-The Board discussed its
intent last year was to pay Mr. Shearer for
work done on the parks and buy fire
hydrants for each Commissioner's district.
Chief Administrator Butler informed the
Board that in the current fiscal year all costs
were to buy fire hydrants. With each dis-
trict's fire hydrant needs being met.
Commissioner Yeager motioned to reduce
this request by $20,000. Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion and with a 4-0
vote, the Board tentatively approved this
PARKS AND RECREATION: AID TO
GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES/CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE-Commissioner Yeager
motioned to decrease the City's request by
S121.500. Commissioner Knox seconded the
motion and by unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively approved $16,500 for the City of
Port St. Joe.
PARKS AND RECREATION: AID TO
GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES/CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA-Chairman Traylor passed
the Chair to Commissioner Stanley and
motioned to decrease the City of
Wewahltchka's request by $15,000. With
Commissioner Yeager's second, the Board
tentatively approved to not fund this request.
Chairman Stanley returned the Chair to
The Board recessed at 7:20 p.m. E.S.T.
"I wish we could get started
tomorrow, but obviously there are
rules that I have to go by, and I do
believe in going by them. I will
meet with the players and the
cheerleaders Thursday morning,
and let them know who I am. I
don't want the job very loud right
now because it's football season-
A number of the athletes that I
will have on the basketball team
are participating in football, and I
want those youngsters to concen-
trate on football and finish up an
outstanding season. So far as
basketball is concerned, we won't
make a lot of racket until the kids
are done with their fall programs
and ready to work," concluded
Coach Bradley has had 56
All-State honorees, one All-Ameri-
can player and several honorable
mention All-American players.
Bradley also served as a foot-
ball coach with a 139-69-6 record
over 19 seasons, including a state
championship, four regional
championships. He was named
state Coach of the Year once,
regional Coach of the Year four
In baseball, he posted a 158-
60 record, over 18 seasons. He
had championships in regional
five times, and two state finalists.
He was named Region Coach of
the Year five times, and had teams
in the post-season playoffs 10
Good luck and welcome to
Port St. Joe.
Pickett From Page lA
Kerigan, Kyle and Dell.
During an interview Tuesday,
Pickett said she was looking for-
ward to serving Gulf County. in
this capacity. She said the tourist
development tax revenues had
already exceeded all expectations
and her efforts would be to pro-
mote tourism in Gulf County.
The position is being totally
funded through TDC revenues.
When Gulf County voters passed
the tax nearly two years ago,, it
was projected that first year rev-
enues would be approximately
$67,000. Well, 1999 revenues far
surpassed expectations, coming
in at $112,137.05.
Even better news is that those
figures look even better this year,
and could pass the $200,000
mark according to Pickett.
Funds for the TDC are gener-
ated from the "bed tax" and paid
in the form of taxes by visitors to
the area as they rent motel/hotel
room, condo, cottage, or tempo-
rary housing (less than six,
The state required those
funds to be used for the purpose
of promoting tourism. Examples
include beach clean-up, sponsor-
ship of various events and promo-
tions, parks and recreational
needs, advertising and promo-
tions, and, of course, to fund the
Members of the committee
are Tommy Knox, chairman, Ron
Morrow, Tom Graney, Richard
Hance, Sherry Satterfield, Don
Thiel, Damon McNair, Brian Cox,
and Paula Ramsey Pickett, direc-'
tor. More information about the
TDC can be obtained on its web
site at visitgulf.com
UVaug an From Page 2A
especially valuable at a time when years ago the three companies
the board is re-examining the were merged into GT Corn and
foundation's direction and goals." Vaughan has been its president
They succeed Jacob C. Belin, since April.
who died in May, and Gilbert Vaughan also has served as'
Smith, who succumbed last year. president of both the Florida
Belin, who had been the driving Telephone Association and the
force behind the foundation for Alabama Telephone Association.
the past 30 years, also was chair- Kent, who is a native of
man of The Nemours Foundation Jacksonville, is a graduate of Yale
and a trustee of The Alfred I. and holds a doctorate in jurispru-
duPont Testamentary Trust. dence from the University of
There is no affiliation between the Florida. He is a former board
other two organizations :and the chairman of Riverside Hospital
duPont Foundation. and the BHl'les School and Cmem-
Vaugharn, a graduate of ber of the'agricultural law 'comnn
Auburn, joined Florala Telephone mittee bf the'FloridaaBar.
Co. in Florala, Alabama, in 1964 The foundation's other direc-
and became its president in 1973. tors are Nedley, Branden K. Ball,
In 1983 after Florala was acquired Jr., a Pensacola attorney; E.C.
by St Joe Paper Company, the Brownlie, former vice-president-
predecessor of St. Joe Corp., administrator of St. Joe Paper
Vaughan also was placed in Company; W.W. Carlson, a Palm
charge of two sister companies, Coast tax attorney, Lillie S. Land
St. Joseph Telephone and of Port St. Joe, the foundation's'
Telegraph Company and Gulf assistant secretary; Rush Loving,
Telephone Company. Jr., president of Loving,
In 1988 St. Joe Communica-
tions Inc. became the parent of
the three companies, and
Vaughan was elected its vice pres-
ident and general manager. Three
The Board reconvened at 7:41 p.m.
FINE AND FORFEITURE FUND/LAW
ENFORCEMENT-Chairman Traylor passed
the Chair to Commissioner Stanley and
motioned to tentatively reduce the Sheriffs
Law Enforcement budget by $25,000 for the
Maintenance employee. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion and it-passed 4-
0. Chairman Stanley returned the Chair to
COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE/
IMPROVEMENTS OTHER THAN BUILD-
INGS/GENERAL FUND-Upon recommen-
dation by County Planner/Building Official
Hammond, Commissioner Yeager motioned
to reduce the road paving line item of
$1,000,000 by $250,000. With
Commissioner Stanley's second, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively approved to
reduce Improvements other than Buildings
ST. JOE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively approved to
deny the $90,000 increase to the City of Port
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager.
second by Commissioner Stanley, and unan-
imous vote, the Board tentatively approved to
fund each fire department within the St.
Joseph Fire Control District at the same
amount as last year (less amounts that were
carried forward from the previous year for
the purchase of the South Gulf County Fire
Department's fire truck), and split any excess
equally between the Beaches Fire
Department, Highland View Fire
Department, White City Fire Department and
South Gulf County Fire Department.
TUPELO FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT-
Commissioner Stanley motioned to reduce
the City of Wewahitchka's request (Aid to
Governmental Agencies) by S4.619. With
Commissioner Yeager's second, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively approved
OVERSTREET FIRE CONTROL DIS-
TRICT-Fire Chief Allen Ray appeared before
the Board to discuss the needs and budget
shortfalls for the Overstreet Fire Department.
The Board advised Mr. Ray that they could
only fund what ad valorem taxes brought in.
The Board suggested that Mr. Ray bring his
invoices to the Clerk's Office, to be presented
to the Board at its regular meetings and they
would help the department from General
Fund Reserves. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote.
the. Board tentatively approved to reduce
expenses (by average on each line item) for
Overstreet Fire Department by $9,835.
presented a budget request from Chester
Gant. Jr. in the amount of $1,000 for the
Mold-A-Male/Female Youth Outreach
Ministry. The Board'took no action,
Administrator Butler presented a budget
consideration to the Board in the amount of
$148.500 for Landfill Development based on
Associates, Ltd., a washington
consulting group, and Rosemary
C. Wills of Jacksonville, the foun-
dation's secretary, director of
administration and assistant trea-
recent problems with the Wetappo Landlill
recent problems with the Wetappo Landfill
and the possibility of vacating the premises
and relocating somewhere else. Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Knox. and a 3-1 vote (Stanley
opposed), the Board tentatively approved to
add $75,000 for Preliminary Geotechnical
investigations and land purchase.
: RESERVE FOR CONTINGENCIES/
COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE FUND-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved to increase
County Road and Bridge Reserve for
Contingencies by $20,000.
CONTINGENCIES/FINE AND FORFEITURE
FUND-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, .second by Commissioner Stanley,.
and unanimous vote, the Board teratuvely
approved to increase Fine and Forfeiture
Reserve for Contingencies by $1.700. '*'
Traylor scheduled the next budget workshop
for Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 5:00 p.m .
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Conunissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote.
the Board tentatively approved to reduce
Landfill Development by $75,000.
Upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Yeager. the meeting
did then adjourn at 8:50 p.m., E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
Ronald and Jan Bradley
NiNuTEs OF THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
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4th Quarter Touchdown Downs Gators WEWA ICALCENTR
The Wewahitchka Gators suf-
fered their second straight loss in
as many weeks as Cottondale
scored a fourth quarter touch-
down to defeat the Gators 19-17.
Wewahitchka, then ranked #8 in
Class A, dropped to 3-2 overall on
the season. With Friday night's
loss the Gators dropped out of
this week's Class A state poll.
"Cottondale had a good ball.
team," said head coach Grant
Grantham. "Technique wise, we
didn't play that well, but our kids
did' play hard."
After a scoreless first quarter,
the Gators took the first lead of
the game on a 25 yard field goal
by Matt Kramer in the second
The Gators extended their
lead to 10-0 with 6:25 left in the
half, when Brandon Jones took a
quarterback keeper around the
right and went untouched 58
yards for the score. Kramer added
the extra point.
'The Hornets narrowed
Wewahitchka's lead to 10-7 with
1:19 before intermission, when
Chris Dawson capped off a nine
play 80 yard drive with a three
yard touchdown run.
Cottondale jumped ahead of
the Gators 13-10 early in the third
qAuarter when Hornet quarterback
Adam Scurlock scored on a three
Wewahitchka took its final
lead of the game late in the third
quarter. On fourth and 18, P. J.
Addison came down with a tipped
FWC Looks to Public
For Help In Bear Case
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is hoping someone will step for-
ward with information about who
killed a female bear found,
dumped in Calhoun County last
. Investigators believe the.
female bear had been shot else-
where and was brought to the site
between Clarksville and Blounts-
town that is frequented by young
people and sometimes used for
illegal trash dumping.
", It's pretty obvious the bear
wasn't killed there," said Capt.
Ken Parramore FWC Investiga-
tions Supervisor. "We're hoping
that someone who knows some-
thing will come forward.'"
-:iapk bears arq listed ,as, a
threatened species in :Florida and
fully protected. Under the FWC 's
Wildlife Alert program anyone who.
provides information that leads to
an arrest in the case can remain
anonymous and receive a reward
that ranges from S25 to $1000.
;: Parramore said anyone with
information can call the FWC's
toll-free line at 1-800-342-1676.
pass thrown from quarterback
Brandon Jones for a 35 yard
touchdown. Kramer added the
extra point for a 17-13 lead.
Cottondale put together an
eight play 78 yard drive in the
fourth quarter to pull back ahead
of the Gators. Scurlock capped off
the drive with a 34 yard quarter-
back keeper to give the Hornets a
19-17 edge with 9:32 remaining in
The Gators had three more
shots to regain the lead, but were
shut down by the Hornet defense.
Quarterback Brandon Jones
led the Gators' offense with 85
yards on nine carries. Jones com-
pleted five of his 17 pass attempts
and threw two interceptions.
Harold Williams picked up 67
yards on 19 carries.
P. J. Addison had two recep-
tions for 40. -yards, Harold
Williams had one catch for 1.0
yards and Bradley Shavers had
one reception for eight Yards. "
"We hope to be back on track
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Wewahitcka quarterback Brandon Jones (7_ gets a pass off under
pressure during the Gators' 19-17 loss to Cottondale Friday night.
Matt Kramer (1) gives the Gators a 3-0 lead with this 25 yard sec-
ond quarter field goal.
this Friday night when we play
Apalachicola for Homecoming,"
Score by Quarters
Gators 0 10 17 0 -' 17
Hornets 0 7 6 6 19
Chis Gainer (30) goes after a loose ball during Friday night's
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smoking devices, and rolling
papers. McClellan was charged
with both possession of cannabis
and possession of drug para-
'phenalia and was transported to
Gulf County Jail.
ALCOHOL SNAGS PAIR
On Friday, September 29th,
'Officer Rusty Burch stopped
,Thomas A. Adams, 23, on
Highway 98 at approximately
.12:30 a.m for excessive speed.
During the stop, the officer
detected a strong odor of alcohol
on the driver's breath, slurred
:: 3~b~et 3 ''te't~4 6~
speech, and other signs of impair-
Adams was subsequently
arrested for driving .under the
influence following a field sobriety
Present in the v'ehi6le was
Robin Thigpen. 20 years of age,
also a Ne-nan. Georgia resident,
who was discovered to be in pos-.
session of an alcoholic beverage
as a minor. Thigpen was arrested
for possession by a minor and
joined her companion in the Gulf
County Jail. : :
VEM o E20K0 0 Mark your
S T w 2 calendars now
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CARL W. FOX
Sfor COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3
Pd. Pol. Adv by Carl Fox Campaign, Approved by Carl Fox (D)
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2000 PAGE 11A
To My Daddy, L. Z. HENDERSON,
on his 80th Birthday!
Thanks for all you have taught me and
the life ou -0have (lived and may God con-
tinue to bless you and take care of you.
Love, your son and daughter-in-law, H.B. & Ruth
Also Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren
Pol0ce -From Page 10A
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PAGE 12A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2000
Two Second Half Touchdowns Lift
The Port St. Joe Sharks,
which jumped from #9 to #7 in
this week's Class A state poll, got
off to a slow start Friday night'
before scoring two second half
touchdowns to defeat the Havana
Gladiators 20-6. The Sharks
scored with :14 seconds left in the
first half to take a 7-6 lead into
"I didn't think we were ready,
to play," said head coach Chuck
Gannon. "I could see it in their
eyes on Friday that we weren't
Port St. Joe threatened offen-'
sively early in the first half of play, ,
but a couple of turnovers quickly
ended the Sharks' drives. After'
marching down the field from
their own 21 yard line to the Glad-
iators' 21 yard line in seven
plays- Havana picked off a pass
from quarterback Seneca Cham-
bers on their own 14 yard line to
put a halt to the Sharks' drive
with :56 left in the first quarter.
Two plays later, Chambers
redeemed himself by intercepting
a Gladiator pass attempt on the
Havana 46 yard line with :47 sec-
onds remaining. But again the
Sharks couldn't capitalize.,, Port.
St. Joe picked up a 'quick,.first
down on a five yard ron by Reggie.
Quinn with a five yard uninten-.
tional, face mask penalty against
Havana tacked on to the play. On
the ensuing play, Chambers
hooked up with Kyron Bailey, who
zigged zagged through the Gladia-
tor defense for 18 yards before
fumbling the ball over on the
Havana 18 yard line.
Havana set up the first touch-
down of the night when they inter-
cepted a halfback pass from Reg-
gie Quinn and returned it 10
yards to the Port St. Joe 22 yard
line with 2:30 left before intermis-
sion. Oni second and nine the
Gladiators punched it in on a 21
yard run to take a 6-0 lead with
1:44 left in the half. Lamar Patter-
son blocked Havana's extra point
On the ensuing kick-off, the
Gladiators attempted an onside
Dove Season Starts Saturday
Florida's dove season opens
next weekend -but somehow erro-
neous dates have been spread in
some circles indicating an earlier'
opening. Florida's official dove
dates for the first phase are Oct. 7
- 30; Nov. 11 -726 for the second
phase; and Dec. 9 Jan. 7 for the
Hunters may shoot from noon
until sunset during the first phase'
and from 1/2-hour before sunrise
until sunset in the latter phases.
"In Panama City and
Pensacola some retail outlets and
sporting goods stores apparently
have been giving out last year's
opening dates, but hopefully that
problem has been corrected," said
Lt. Stan Kirkland, Public
Information Coordinator for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
The daily bag limit for dove is
12 birds per day. As part of the'-
bag limit hunters may take no
more than four white-winged
doves per day. The vast majority
of doves that migrate into Florida
are mourning doves. Of all the
types of hunting. dove hunting is
no doubt the most social.
It's common throughout the
Southeast to see families and
friends .gather at some pre-
arranged location before going out
to hunt. On these occasions bar-
beques and cookouts are often,
part of the venue.
Dove hunters who don't have
access to privately-owned fields
may want to consider hunting
Type I wildlife management areas
(WMAs). Those areas in the
Panhandle with agricultural fields
include Apalachee (Jackson
County); Blackwater (Santa Rosa
and Okaloosa counties); and Joe
Budd (Gadsden County).
Those hunters looking for
more intensive agricultural opera-
tions may want to visit one of four
Special Opportunity Dove Hunt
fields in NorthWest Florida. These
include the Wetappo field in Gulf
County; Apalachicola River
Wildlife and Environmental Area
(WEA) and Ed Ball fields in Gulf
County; and King and Walker
fields in Jefferson County.
Anyone who hunts a special
opportunity dove hunt must first
purchase an individual $35.50
permit, or a $45.50 combination
permit for an adult and juvenile to
Wildlife biologist Phil Manor
oversees the Apalachicola River
WEA and Ed Ball fields'and says
there's' plenty of grain on the
ground for the birds to eat. "We've
got a pretty good stand of
Egyptian wheat, white milo (grain
sorghum), pearl millet, brown-top
millet and Japanese millet,"
John-Patrick Floyd (62), Jacob Tankersley (55), and Reggie
Quinn (3) close in to make a tackle during the Sharks 20-6 victory
"There've been 100 to 200
doves on the Apalachicola River
WEA field and we hope there will
be more by opening day, but that
remains to be seen." Last year ori
opening day Manor said there
were probably 100 doves on the
Apalachicola River WEA field and
plenty of hunters,
On the following Saturday'afn
estimated 800 doves poured fitdo'
the field but only two hunters'
showed up. Manor said both lim-
ited out in less than an hourly
Permits for the Wetappo hunts
can be purchased at the Super
Wal-Mart in Callaway, and
Apalachicola River/Ed Ball hunts
can be purchased at the Howard
Creek Country Mart on County
Road 387 in Gulf County.
The King and Walker field per-
mits can be purchased at
Steward's -BP Station in
Monticello. For the latest informa-
tion about the special opportunity,
dove fields or other WMA fields
hunters can dial the dove hunters
hotline at 1-850-875-BIRD (2473)
or visit the FWC's Web site
The hotline is updated each
Wednesday with information
about dove densities, previous
weeks' harvest and the number of
permits available for each field.
lick, but the ball didn't go 10
yards and the Sharks took over on
the Havana 49 yard line. On third
down and nine from the 48,
Chambers connected with Bailey
for 38 yards. On the following
play, Chambers 'threw. a fade
route to Bailey in the corner of the
end zone for an 11 yard touch-'
down with :14 seconds left in the
half. Corey Butler split the
uprights on his extra point
attempt to give the Sharks a 7-6
The Sharks' defensive unit
continued to play well in the sec-
ond half and set up Port St. Joe's
second score of the night when
Kyron Bailey picked off a Gladia-
tor pass .attempt and returned it
21 yards to the Havana nine yard
line. After an offsides penalty
against' the Gladiators, Reggie
Quinn took the hand off on a dive
play and scored from four yards
out. Butler added the extra point
to give the Sharks a 14-6 lead
with 3:29 remaining in the third
The defensive unit bailed the
offense out of another jam early in
the fourth quarter. After the Glad-
iators recovered, a fumble by
Chambers on the Sharks' 18 yard
line, l-iavana converted on third
down and 11 with an 11 yard pass
play. but Isaiah Jenkins stripped
the ball away from the Gladiator
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Quarterback Seneca Chambers (86) breaks free for a big gain
against Havana. Chambers led the Sharks with 111 yards rushing on
15 carries and picked up 140 yards through the air. Below Kyron
Bailey (5) returns an interception 21 yards during the third quarter.
receiver and the Sharks recovered
the ball on their own eight yard
Port St. Joe then went the
length of the field in 10 plays for
the final score of the night. On
fourth and four from the Gladia-
tors' 29 yard line, Chambers took
a direct snap on a fake punt and
raced in for the touchdown to give
the Sharks a 20-6 lead with 5:18
left in the game.
"Havana was one of the few
teams early on that has been able
to match us speed for speed. They
put a lot of guys up in the box and
came after us, and we did a poor
job of. blocking and reading the
veer," added Gannon.
Quarterback Seneca Cham-
bers led the Sharks on offense
with 111 yards rushing on 15 car-
ries., He also completed five of 10
passes for 140 yards and threw
one touchdown and'one. ifntercep-
Reggie Quinn picked up 48
yards on 16 carries, and Lamar
Patterson had eight carries for 13
Isaiah Jenkins had two recep-
tions for 76 yards, while Kyron
Bailey had three catches for 64
yards and a touchdown.
Jacob Tankersley had four
sqlos and 10 assists for 14 total
tackles to lead the defense. Lamar
Patterson had two solos and 10
assists (12) with one tackle for a
loss; Sam Bell had two solos and
eight assists (10) with a; sack:
Tyson Davis had one solo and
nine assists (10) -with a sack.
Seneca Chambers had two inter-
ceptions and Kyron Bailey picked
off one pass..
"Defensively, we didn't throw
our bodies around as a team. We
had some good individual efforts,
Sam Bell and Lamar Patterson
stepped up in the second half to
make some big plays."
The Sharks host Blountstown
this Friday night for "Homecom-
ing" at 7:30 ET in a District 2-A
"Blountstown has won three
in a row, which includes knocking
off Wewahitchka 19-12 in double
overtime. They will be ready to
play. I hope our kids will be
H.V. Turkey Shoot
The Highland View Fire
Department will start its, annual
turkey shoot on Saturday and
Sunday .- afternoons from 1:00
until. The shoot will take place on
the corner of Highway 98 and
The public is encouraged to
go out and support he Highland
View Fire Department.
Want to look like a star? We have
just the trick. No, it's not magic. Many
of you may not have realized that we
offer teeth polishing. Polishing is a
technique that can be employed
between regular cleaning to tem-
porarily remove stains and brighten
your smile. Polishing involves apply-
focused on the game wih all of
the homecorrung activities going
on during the week." concluded
-Score by Quarters.
Sharks 0 7 7 6 20
Havana 0 6 0 0 6
Class in Bay Co.
The Florida Fish and Wildli]fi
Conservation Conimission (F% t)
is offering a tree boating safety
-class to the -public on Sunday,
October 8 in Bay County.
The eight-hour course will
run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
and will be held at Gulf Coast
Community College in Panama in
the Gibson Lecture Hall. The
instructors will cover such topics
as legal requirements, navigation
rules, effects of alcohol, trailering,
and other related subjects.
The course fully complies with
the boater education law passed
by the 1996 Florida legislature
and is designed to make boaters
more safety conscious. In addi-
tion, it is one of the ways to com-
ply with the October 1 law change
requiring all persons providing
pre-rental or pre-ride instruction
to successfully complete an
approved boater safety course. As
an added benefit of completing the
course, some insurance compa-'
nies offer a reduction in price for
boating policies. :
Everyone wanting to attend
the class is asked to contact the
FWC's Panama City office at (850)
. 265-3676 to pre-register.
awards banquets, having your school
photograph taken, etc-when we,
wished our teeth could be brighter
than we could make them by brushing.
For these occasions, a polish is per-
fect. Because a polish can be done
quickly (less than 30 minutes), we can
sometimes fit you in on short notice.
It's important to remember, however,
that polishing is only a temporary
measure designed to help you look
your very best. Regular office clean-
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Joe Past Havana Friday
.... -One of Thes
ft The Port St. Joe High School's
ifb Homecoming Parade will be
alumni homecoming queens,' foot-
'ball captains, Mr. and Miss St.
SJoe Highs; Student Council offi-
cers, class officers, junior misses,
and class members will be repre-
Frsenting their respective classes
Q from years gone by.
Representing the Class of
Ad 1941 will be Betty, Darcey Mims,
Emily Burkett Roche, Elsie
_"Hardy, Murnice Taun ton Gaskin,
Jimmy McNeill, Cornelius Van
Horn. and Billy Roberts.
-A The class of 195 1. will be rep~
---------- ".resented by class president
IRaymond Lawrence, John Rich, J.
I B. O'Brian, Norman Allemore,
.4 Betty Wilder Fleming, Verna Pope
Burch, and Ted Beard.
Washington High School class
.K of 1951 will be represented by
their queen. Billie King Thomas.
Representing Port St. Joe
.' ., High School class of 1961,
Howard Lovett. class president,
Members of Port St. Joe High School's 2000-2001 Homecoming Court are: (front row, from left) football captain and Mr. St. Joe
Jessica Pate, Jennifer Craig, Amber Daniels, Jenny Patterson, Leslie White, and Stephanie High, Jerry Barnes, Jerry Hayes,
Metcalf; and (back row) Amber Davis, Quatina Fennell, Kristin Abrams, Jacqueline Metcalf. and
Homecoming Festivities This Week at Wewahitchka High
.,,. ...- This year Homecoming activi-
~"L.ies for Wewahitchka High School
is also this week. Friday night the
Gator football team will host the
Apalachicola Sharks at 7:00 p.m.
CST. The students have' had vari-
ti ous dress days throughout the
A week, and Thursday will be
~Flashback Day and Friday will be
02 FF- 7. Red, White. Hat and'Shadeg Day.
eStudents will be released at
1:00 p.m. October 6. Anyone par-
II ,ti cipating In the parade will need
to lineup at 1;45 p.m. The parade
N will begin at approximately 2:30,
'[' 4and a community wide pep rally
-will be held after the parade at the
Iold t-ball field.
SI in a' departure from past
r___e_ years, this' year's coronation will
S.- be held at half-time during the
Same. Friday night. The Home-
coming Court will be presented
L4N '"and then the Homecoming King
',',,and Queen will be announced.
L4 There will be a dance following the
Game. grades 9-12 and all alumni
x0 "ia re Invited. Cost is S3 per person
-- .One of these young ladies will
be crowned Homecoming Queen,
'" .:.'Friday night. The court is com-
) U, '' ,.. .posed of seniors Renee Ardire, Tia
Clark. Adrian Jackson, Teresa
Jackson, Stephanie Kramer, and
n'.. -' a ~Stefanle McDaniel.
Members of Wewahitchka High School's 2000-2001 Homecoming Court are: (kneeling, 1 to r)
Andrae Williams (tenth), Chris Nelson (eleventh), and Trampus Anrews (ninth); and (front row
standing, 1 to r) Christina McClain (ninth), seniors Teresa Jackson, Tia Clark, Stefanie McDaniel,
Bradley Shavers, Stephanie Kramer, Renee Ardire, and Adrian Jackson, and Jana Traylor (tenth):
(back row, I to r) seniors Myron May, John Poe, Jeremy Suber, Titus Pittman, Patrick Kerrigan,
and Earnest Williams.
SNOW See Thi StaT.pLine at
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2000 PAGE 1B
ie Eleven Ladies Will Be
SJ's Homecoming Queen
and Carolyn Kenneth. been designated for the classes of
The Washington High class of '41,'51,'61,'71,'81,. and '91 at
1961, is represented by Queen Shark Field for the Homecoming
Geraldine Thomas Lewis and her game.
escort Dr. Raymond Gant.
Representing the class of
1971 will be Jr. Miss,
Homecoming Queen Jan Peterson
Atkinson and escort Freddie
Capps, and Miss St. Joe High, Joy
The class of 1981 will be rep-
resented by class president, Dina
Parker, secretary, Stacey Tharpe
Brown, and Eugene Raffield.
And the class of 1991 will be
represented by. Jr. Miss,
Homecoming Queen and Mr. and
Miss St. Joe High, Kim Davis
Nobles and Bobby Nobles.
A reserved seating area has
PSJ City Wide
Homecoming Pep Rally
There will be a city wide
homecoming pep rally again this
year in support of the Port St. Joe
varsity football team.
This year the festivities will
begin' at the high school on
Thursday, October 5th, at 7:15
p.m. with a "Spint Parade" that
will end'at the football field park-
ing lot at 7:30 p.m. where the pep
rally will begin.
Everyone is invited to go and
support the team and join in on
LAND USE IN GUI COUNTY
"Our community has a basic right to,regulate, fairly and
within the law, the use of property, nwlle a legal and moral
obligation to respect private property righta"
C communism tells peQple what
they can do, and controls the
use of property; private ownership
is 'an alien concept. But is it wrong
for a democratically elected
County Commission to establish
policies that will direct and control
growth? Federal and State law
says we must do exactly that when
it comes to wetlands or coastal
outside forces dictate many
laws, and regulations that
impact our lifestyle in Gulf
County. Those that we agree with,
we say are good. But other rules
are considered an encroachment
on our freedom and independence,
We need to be proactive in our.own
best-interests, and not reactive or
victims of circumstance, when the
Federal and State Government or
Big Business comes to our County
and tells us how we must live.
G ood planning required that
we decide where we will per-
mit construction, how to preserve
the environment, where to place
commercial and industrial devel-
opment, the kinds of residential
land use; and a host of County
Ijn Polllin.al Ad-tll mtllr- 1 Paidl hur D (-.,,I ( I, .,,
Government decisions and policies
thaL hill determine the quality of
life in our community.
Irresponsible developers, com-
X.pliant with the laws and regu-
lations, will always be ready to
work within the rules. We need to
be prepared to manage develop-
ment, responsible and otherwise.
that seeks permission for busi-
nesses and projects .in Gulf
County. We can prepare by
increasing our capability to plan
for land use. and the perrhitting
and regulatory decisions of what
and where development will be
C certain types of business. so-
called "adult-oriented," will
never be welcomed in Gull County.
and we have a moral responsibility
to establish the necessary rules to
prevent them from being estab-
s your County Commissioner,
J -will work to develop the regu-
latory and planning controls that
will insure that development is
appropnate. legal, and ethical, and
preserves the character of our
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Early Detection and Treatment a
Real Must For Skin Cancer Patients
This year there will be
approximately 1.3 "million new
cases of skin cancer diagnosed in
the United States. Statistics show
that nearly 9,000 of these patients
will die-averaging one' death
every hour of the day.
Sadly for these families, most
skin cancer deaths could have
been prevented with early treat-
ment. -The National Institute for
Health advises that the cure rate
for skin cancer is now almost 100
percent if it is found .early and
"Since Florida ranks second
in the nation in diagnosed 'cases
of melanoma, it is extremely
Important for our residents to
become familiar with the risks
and treatments for skin cancer,"
said Dr. Armand Cognetta, presi-
dent of the Florida Society of
The Florida Society, of
Dermatology is launching a
statewide educational campaign
to raise awareness about the suc-
cess in treating skin cancers and
to encourage people to get an
early diagnosis. The Society hopes
this end-of-summer campaign,
combined with the recent national
news stories about U. S:.Senator
John McCain's personal bout with
melanoma, will get this message
to every household.
Excessive exposure to ultravi-
olet radiation in sunlight is
believed to be a primary contribu-
tor to the development '6f skin
cancer, second only to genetic fac-
tors. Even short periods of intense
exposure to sunlight, such as
sunbathing, are associated with a
two-fold. increase in the risk for
In recognition of the expertise
of dermatologists in treating skin
cancer, the legislature passed a
law allowing all members of
Health Maintenance Organiza-
tions direct access to a dermatol-
ogist. In fact, an insured can
make up to five appointments
with a dermatology specialist dur-
ing a year without a referral from.
the primary physician.
"All obstacles have been
removed for HMO members. Our
government and health care pro-
fessionals have\ made a strong
commitment to stamp out skin
cancer deaths." Dr Cognetta said.
"The rest is up to the individual. I
urge all Flondians to farmliarize
themselves with the risks of skin
cancer and to seek the advice of a
Regular sellf-examinations are,
recommended to improve, your
chances of finding a skin cancer
early. Check for anything that
appears different, such as a sore
that does not heal properly, or the
change in size, texture or color of
a mole. Regular skin checks allow
a person to determine what is
normal. If anything abnormal is
discovered, the person should see
a doctor immediately.
However, the patient may not
be able' to see a skin cancer while
it is in the very early and most
treatable stage. The trained eye of
a dermatologist often can detect a
skin cancer before the patient
even notices the spot. This typi-
cally occurs when a patient sees,a
dermatologist for an unrelated
matter. The early-stage cancers
are removed in the office. and,
result in little or no scarring,.
The American Academy of
Dermatology urges everyone to be
aware of these risk factors associ-
ated with skin :cancer:
* a large number of moles, large
moles, or atypical moles;
Caucasian ancestry with fair
African-Americans 'and other'
dark-skinned people with
moles on the bottom of their,
a parent, sibling or child who
has developed skin cancer;
excessive sin exposure before
the age of 18; .
current intensive, exposure to
ultraviolet radiation, either by.
natural sunlight or by frequent
visits to tanning salons;
If you would like to interview
Dr. Armand Cognefla, president of
the Florida Society of Dermatology
and a principal founder of the
Florida Skin Cancer -Foundation,
please call (850) 681-6506.
What Every Floridian Should
Know About Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most com-
mon type of cancer. Half of all
diagnosed 'cancers are skin
cancers. It is also the most cur-'
able form of cancer, if diag-
nosed and treated early.
Approximately 1.3 million new
cases of skin cancer are diag-
nosed each year in the United
States, nearly 9,000 of these
skin cancer patients will die.
About 80 percent of the new
skin cancer cases are basal cell
carcinoma, 16 percent are
squamous cell carcinoma and
four percent are melanoma.
Basel Cell Carcinoma occurs
in the small round cells found
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in the lower part of the epider-
mis (on the outer layer of skin).
* Squamous Cell Carcinoma
occurs in the tissue that forms
the surface of the skin, the lin-
ing of the hollow organs of the
body, and in the passages of
the respiratory and digestive
tracts. It is \also called epider-
* Melanoma occurs in cells that
produce pigments. It usually
begins as a mole and may
spread if not treated.
* It has the highest death rate
among skin cancers, with an
estimated 7,700 deaths pro-
jected the U. S. this year.
* It is the sixth most common
cancer in men and the seventh
most common in women.
* When it is detected in its early
state, surgical removal cures
the disease in nearly all cases.
* If it spreads to lymph nodes.
the five-year survival rate is
between 30 and 40 percent.
* If the disease .spreads to dis-
tant organs,' the five-year sur-
vival rate drops to 12 percent.
At current 'rates, one in 74
Americans has a lifetime risk of
The incidence 6f melanoma
more than tripled among
Caucasians between 1980 and
Melanoma is more common
than any non-skin cancer
among women between 25 and
29 years old.
Florida Law allows members
of Health Maintenance
Organizations, (HMOs) to see a.
dermatologist up to five times, a
year without a referral from their
Historical Society Meets
The St. Joseph Historical
Society will meet, on Saturday,
October 7th. at 3:00 p.m,, ET. All
member are asked to attend.
Screenings At Wewa
A free Memory Screening and
Brown Bag Medication Evaluation
will be held at the Wewahitchka
Senior Center on October 31, from
9:00 a.m. until noon. This event is
being held in conjunction with the
Tallahassee Memorial Health-
Care Memory, Disorder Clinic
(TMH MYC). and The Area Agency
on Aging of North Florida.
Individuals with concerns
about their memory and ques-
tions about their medications are
invited to discuss these issues
with medical professionals from
the Memory Disorder Clinic. No
appointments are necessary.,
Please call 229-8466 for more
Evelyn White. 85, of Wewahit-
chka passed away Sunday,
October 1. at her home. She has
been a lifelong resident of Gulf
, County and was a member of the
Baptist faith. She was preceded in
,death by her husband. Walter B.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter and son-in-law. Lorene and
:Junior Strange of Wewahitchka:
numerous grandchildren and
d great-grandchildren; and a host of
other relatives and friends.
'Funer"al services were held
graveside at Roberts Cemetery at
2:00 p.m., CT, on October 3, con-
ducted by Reverend Harry John-
son. 'Interment followed.
All arrn-angements were under
the direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Kathryn S. Danley
Kathryn Strickland Danley,
'73, of Dalkeith went to be with the
Loird on Saturday.; September 30,'
after, an, extended illness. Kathryn
had been. a resident of Wewahit-
chka most of her life. She was
loved by everyone, she always had
a helping hand.
She was survived by her hus-
band,' George 'Danley; a son,
Johnny. Danley, both .of Wewa-
hitchka; a daughter, Barbara Teat
Gihiggs of Frostproof; one sister
Juanita : Schneider of Needville .
Texas,,.. ,one brother, Hildery,
Stnckland of Taunton. Massachu-
setts: and several nieces and
nephews. ", ,
The funeral service was held
at the graveside in Roberts
Cemetery at ,4:00 p.m., CT,
Monday, October 2, conducted by
Reverend Claude McGill. Inter-
ment followed.. '
All services were under, the
direction of Comforter Funerall
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
"Calpso." a beautiful male
cocker spaniel *mix, along nwith
others from the Humane Society
are looking for a 'good home.
'-Calypso has been neutered and
all he needs is his $7 shots and
someone to take him home,
At present the humane soci-
ety also has a black lab with eight
puppies. 'Puppies will. be 'ready to
adopt in about two weeks; one .,
white, male bull dog mix; and
Australian Shepherd mix; a small
bull dog mix: a small' chow rn1L\; a'
black lab who will sit and shake
1st Anniversary Celebration
The Family 'Life Church,
located at 323 Reid Avenue in Port
St. Joe, is having its First
Anniversary Celebration .with
Barry McGee on Sunday, October
8th, at 10:30 a.m.'
Then at 6:00 p.m. he will be at
Faith Bible Church for another,
Barry McGee Ministries will
be providing Chnstian entertain-
ment, using drama to illustrate
The public is invited to go and
be a part of this special service.
There will be a covered dish din-
ner after the morning service.
hands, and several cats.
For more information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane .Society at 227-1103 or
visit, the web site at www.cape
Is Your Destination
By His mercy we are healed, our
eternal destination sealed.
To.trust in Him v.ho hung on
the cross, was great for us, but
.. to God was loss.
His loving-kindness was beyond
degree, the day He died for you
I look at my past. and jtust can't
see, why he'd die for a sinner
;like me. '
I first met Jesus as a teenage
kid,"I asked Him to save me and..
this He did.
Later, I got off tracks many.
people do, I lived a lot for satan
then, just likemany of you.
He got my attention one day by
the death of a real close friend.
Don't wait for this to happen. it
might even be your kin.
God lets some stray a little
longer than another.
He might even take you home if
you don't get right, brother.
ECW Christmas Bazaar :i
The, St. James 1 Episcopal
Church Women's meeting was
held on Monday, October 2, at .;,'
3:00 pm. Fifteen members were
The Christmas Bazaar will be
November 11, from 0:00 a.m.,
until 1:00 p.m. Plans are well,,;,,
underway. The beautiful '"Picket
Fence Quilt" will be on display,
Donation tickets will be available
for $1 each. A new and nearly new-,
.room, bake sale, breakfast and,.
lunch kitchen, plants, plus other.
homemade items will be pre-
The next ECW meeting will be ,,
on November .6, at 3:00 p.m. in.,
'the St. James' Coldewey Hall. -
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Family Life Church
1st aInmueve wcuy Celebw*tiwt
(covered dish dinner after morning service)
Sunday, October 8th 10:30 a.m. at 323 Reid Avenue
SPECIAL JOINT S1RYWAVICE
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The First Church of the
Nazarene will celebrate its 41st
anniversary homecoming on
October 8, at 10:30 a.m. During
the services the mortgages will be
burned on both the Family Life
Center and the parsonage.
The guest speaker will be
Reverend Edward King, Jr., senior
program officer for religious
affairs of the Jessie Ball duPont
Fund. The new District
Superintendent for the North
Florida Nazarene District,
Reverend Orville Jenkins, Jr., will
also be in attendance.
A carry-in dinner will follow
the Sunday morning service, and
afternoon gospel singing, will
The Son-Shine Gospel Singers
Association will be sponsonng a
,) "Southern Gospel Concert". on
October 7,' at 6:00 p.m.:,. CT:. at
the Senior Citizens Center in
Featured groups will' be
"Saved by Faith," "One Heart,"
"Cindy Holder," "The ;Flowers,"
"The Calvary Trio," and others.
Admission is free; however, a love
offering will be'taken.
For more information you
may call Mark at (850) 229-8194
or Carlton (407) 870-2787.
begin at 1:30 p.m. The regularly
scheduled Sunday evening service
will be cancelled. Pastor White
and the congregation cordially
invite you to attend this great time
Christian Singles Meet
The Christian Singles will be
hosting a dinner on Saturday.
October 7th at 4:00 p.m.. ET. at
the home of Joyce Gainous. If you
are a Christian single, you are
invited to go and take a covered
dish. For more information you
may call 227-1260.
"Saved By Faith"
"Saved By Faith" a southern
gospel trio will perform at the
Highland View Baptist Church
this Sunday, October 8th, at
11 :00 a.m.
The group consists of Steven
Lee and wife. Belinda who have
been singing together for eight
years, and FrankMosely, who has
been singing in men's quartets
over the past 20 years.
Saved By Faith sings old
hymns, upbeat toe-tapping Aouth-
ern gospel tunes, and serious
powerful message selectionS. All
musical selections are founded on
Please go and join them for
this exciting and wonderful tindn-
ing of worship at 382 Ling Street
in Highland View.
Not going to church?
come see how good church can be!
*music you grew up with
*preaching you can use
*smiles and handshakes ...
no matter who you are!
Family Life Church
Sunday 10:30 AM
Wednesday 7 PM
Apalachicola ... E
... Panama City
7 BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
,p, -. ,311. Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET '* EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
K Sunday School 9:45 am e Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
G Gioup Meeting, Bible Study8 & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 prm
"*O it' nd La,-i' ci that the Lord is nood. blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
I plliti, accept this invitation to join us in worship. God Wless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
S -For iiiiirm.tilin Lonccrning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 2
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School .... .. . 9:45 a.m. m
Sunday Morning Worship ........ .11:00 a.m.
Sunday Ei'L'ning Service .. ... . 6:30 p.m.
W 'ednesday ....' .. . .7:00 p.m.
SWe Invite You to Come
'Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
[First UnitedMethodist Church
11:1 North 22nd Street *Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditonal................ ............. 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary ....................... 11:00 d.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor ............. Church/Office: 648-8820
I THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE,
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+ .Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
k '. .
Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome 7
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. andi 7 p.1m.
Bible Stdly Snmdays at 9:45 l.m. anl 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & YoutlrMissions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN ADKIn5, PASTOR
Sylvia Evans, a national
speaker. college teacher, ordained
minister, and winner of numerous
awards that include a Freedom
Foundation teaching award and a
Professional Woman of the Year
award, will be in Panama City
November 11 for a one-day. area-
wide women's conference. Regi-
stration deadline is October 26.
The conference, entitled
"Going Higher," promises to
encourage women and give a new
perspective on wholeness in
everyday life. "If you like Beth
Moore or Joyce Meyer, you will
love Sylvia Evans," some area
women who have heard Evans in
the New York area say. "She
teaches, challenges, encourages,"
several agreed. "She's just plain
powerful," one said simply.
Evans began her work in
Moultrie, Georgia, teaching in
high schools and working in the
community, where she also won a
Silver Good Citizen Award. She
co-founded the Sacred Arts
:Center and the One-Way House
counseling center, and she is the
founder of Creative Word. Now liv-
ing in New York where she teaches
at Elim College, Evans conducts
women's conferences in metro
areas across the Northeast. This,
.rill be her first conference in
The 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m
, conference will be held at First
United Methodist Church located
downLown and will include lunch.
It is open to any woman, any age.
To register, call 763-6537. Seating
Is limited so early registration is
"Strike Force," the new con-.
temporary touring ensemble from
the Baptist College of Florida, will
be in concert at First Baptist
Extension Service Notes Card of Thanks
i by Sheila F. Hinton, FCS Agent
Gulf County Extension Service
Are You Prepared?
With the threat of another
hurricane approaching our area,
it is a good time to take a look at
your emergency food supply. The
most important step in dealing
with an emergency or disaster is
to be PREPARED.
What is an emergency food
An emergency food supply
means that you and your family
will have food available even if you
cannot make it ,to the grocery
store because of a natural disas-
ter, health or other problems.
What foods should be
The emergency supply should
Include foods that your families
enjoy'and that store well without
refrigeration. Keep the emergency
food supply separate from the
other foods so you can access it
when the unexpected happens
You should keep at least a three-
day supply of nonperishable
foods. Include selection of the
following foods that need little
Ready-to-eat canned fruits and
vegetables and puddings;
Canned soups (if concentrated,
store extra water for prepara-
Canned meats (tuna, deviled
ham, chill, beef stew, pork and
High energy foods such as
peanut butter, jelly, crackers,
dried fruits, granola. and trail
"Comfort" foods such as sweet-
ened cereal, cookies, arid hard
Food for infants, elderly per-
sons.or those on' special diets.
Some foods need to be refrig-
erated once they are opened. If
you think that once opened you
will not use the food all at once,
then consider buying foods pack-
aged in one-meal sizes or individ-
ually for your emergency supply.
How long can the food be
stored in the cupboard?
Store foods in a cool place.
Date foods as you buy them.
Make sure that you replace them
with new groceries as you
approach the use date of the food
(you'll find the date ,on the pack-
Crackers and cereals use
within three months. Dried fruits,
peanut butter, dry milk, instant
coffee and cocoa mix use within
six months. Canned .foods use
.wi thin one year.,, .
Dbn't forget water!!!
,Water isa very important item
to have on hand in ,case of an
emergency. You will need it for
preparing foods, washing dishes
and keeping clean-store water in
plastic containers such as soft
drink bottles or milk jugs. To keep
the stored water fresh, change it
every six months.
A normally active person
needs to drink at least two quarts
of water a day. Children and nurs-
ing mothers will need more. If the
weather Is hot.. the amount of
water neeedd is greater. For more
information on disaster prepared-
ness contact the Extension office
at 639-3200., .
For All our, '
Printing Needs .
P( blishing. Co.
S S "l A Po' of Vic+0ory .
^ iFirst Ck6uck of1ee.Nazaven
2420 Lon9 Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School ...................... 10 a.m. C i'e tdo tI e Lo'd tile gloqr
Sunday Morning Worship ........... am. ,Iea Him ,,eil e. s\C 'slsip flhe
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. LoJ in il e b..eA, ty of Ih ,lness.
Wednesday Evening Service ...... 7 p.m. Psal,' 29.2
TII T' frietndly. place u iiworhip!.
--- First Baptist Church
Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor & Minister of Music
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
P st Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
P 'oY ns Bible Study '- Sundays at 9:00 a.m.. (all ages)
S Wednesday Prayer and iLbie Study at 6:00
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32487
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
The family of Violet Gaskin
"Sister" Graddy would like to
express our heartfelt thanks to
everyone who, visited, brought
food, sent flowers, and did other
kind deeds during her extended
illness and death.
The love and concern shown
for her during this time was a
great comfort. A very special
* thanks to Dr. Barnes, his staff.
and her neighbors. We will be
J. Frank, Ann and the family
Church in.Port St. Joe on Sunday,
October 8, at 7:00 p.m.
The group was formed in
August of this year. Eight stu-
dents who are attending Baptist
College of., Florida. Melodve
Brown, Joey Hufschmidt.
Gretchen Conrad. Terrance
Abernathy, Melanie Kuder, A. J.
Stewart, Allison Bennett, and
Travis Rice. Dr. Don Odom is the
director of this dynamic group.
The group is expecting to
travel over 10,000 miles this year,
ministering in churches, conven-
tions, and south h meetings.
The public is invited to go out
and enjoy, the ministry of these
young people as they worship God
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
Sunday Bible Study ..... .. .... 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ...... 10:00 a.rn. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study ............. 7:00 p.m. CT
U'. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
m B 508 Sixteenth Steet' 227-1756 .
US I Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship........10 a.m. n s
Fellowship Time ... 190:45 a.m. "
Adult School ........ ..11 a.m.
*Sunday School -
*Young Children o
Pastor Rev. JReid Cameiron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr Blvd
SL First Baptist ChurchK"
J l 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
E .BrenftVickery uddy Cawell
SPastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School . . . 9:45 am
Worship Service : ..... ..... .. ... ..... :00 am
Disciple Training... .... 6:00 pm
vening Worship ... ..... .. ..... 7:00' pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting . ... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 2
Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITH BIBLE CiURCU
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday Morning Service
Sunday Evening Service ......
Wednesday Night Praier Meeting & Bible Study
. 6:00 p.m.
'Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .. .. 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ........... 6:00 p.m
Rev. Jesse Evans
Evening Worship ........ 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
Youth & Children's Director )
race Baptist Chur,,
BUT THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE. LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTM. THEY WILL 50AR ON
WINGS LIKE EAQLE5 15AIAH 40:351
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at to a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org
In Concert at 1st Baptist
Home of FAITH CH4RISTIAN gCtIOOL
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
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"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom
Seniors-j A representative from
Bill Miller Photo will be at the high
school, Thursday Qct 5th from 11:00
a.m. till 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m.
till 7:00 p.m. to take senior portrait
orders. All students must return their
proofs whether you buy them or not.
Orders require a 50 percent down pay-
tudent--Don't forget the HSCT
will' be given Tuesday, October 3rd and
Wednesday October 4th..
Paretns- On October 27 Open
House will he held from 5:00 p.m. till
6:30 p.m.'You will receive report cards
Sports fans-On the 5th of'
October the boys golf team goes up
against Wewa at 4:00 p.m.. at the St.
Joe Country Club.
There will be a J.V. football game
October 5th against Marianna, home
at 7:30 p.m GO SHARKS, BEAT THE
It was -a nice defeat PSJ had over
Havana last Friday night. Hopefully we
will have an even better defeat over
Blountstown, which Is our Homecom-
ing game, this Friday, 'October. 6th at
home at 7:30 p 1ii. Ce it upboyff
Now we've 66oth to it, ALL the
information you 'need about our
upcoming and exciting week we have
for homecoming. First fet's announce
the court and their escorts.; Kristin
Abrams and Adam White; Jennifer
Craig and Ben Ashcraft; Amber
Daniels and Mitch Owens; Amber
Davis and Jarrod Wester; Quatina
Fennell and Greg Garland; Susan
Medina and Josh Todd; Jacqueline
Metcalf' and Nicholas Comforter;
Stephanie Metcalf and Travis Wright;
Jessie Pate and Matt Caswell; Jenny
Bus Safety Week
School buses carry the most
precious cargo. Florida's school
children. School bus drivers in
Florida have the safest buses pos-
sible to do a very demanding job.
They must complete one of the
nation's most comprehensive
training programs, before they
exercise their unique opportunity
to transport children. The State of
Florida has the best in the nation
which include bus drivers for Gulf
County District Schools!
Transportation staffs all over
the state are to be commended for
the outstanding job of transport-
ing over 1,000,000 children in a
safe and efficient manner every
day. ,OOver 15,000 buses are
assigned to daily routes, traveling '
283,253,618 miles annually. Last
year Gulf County District Schools
transported students over
268,304 rmles on daily routes and
field trips without a major mishap
involving injury or death.to.school
"Railroad: Quiet Zone" is the
theme for Safety Week this year.
Railroad safety continues to be a
high priority. Following required
procedures at railway crossings
prevents tragedies. Railroad pro-
cedures are reviewed to ensure all
drivers 'are following correct state
and district policies at railroad
crossings. With over 7,000 cross-
ings, both private and public,
Florida school bus drivers have a
The engineer and train crew
also have responsibilities at cross-
ings, which generally include the
following: ringing the bell on
schedule; blowing the whistle one-
quarter-mile from all public
crossings or, as the whistle signs
indicate; keeping the headlight -
bright; proceeding consistent with '
timetable speed or the. safety of
the train; and, observing all bul-
letins and rules.
Remember, anytime is train,
time! Trains can run on any track
at any time! To, Increase motorists
awareness of the law, the
Operation Lifesaver Program has
been working with school districts
and other agencies to help prevent
.grade crossing accidents.
This year the Operation
Lifesaver Program was a big part
of the bus driver inservice activi-
ties held on 'August 1 for Gulf
Illegal passing of stopped
school buses continues to be a
major concern. Florida law
requires that, under most circum-
stances, any person using, oper-
ating, or driving a vehicle on or
over roads or highways shall stop
when a school bus displays a stop
signal. Since 1990, motorists have
killed eight children in Florida
while school buses were
Patteison and James Capps; and Leslie
White and Andy Shoaf.
The Homecoming theme, this year
is Shark Toons. Each day we will be
dressing up as a character. Monday is
super hero day, Tuesday is oldies day,
Wednesday:is happily ever after day,
Thursday is villain day, and Friday is
spirit day. So make sure students, you
come* to school decked out in your
Shark Toon gear.
On Monday October 2nd at 9 a.m.
there will be a homecoming assembly
held at the high school gym. The court
and their'escorts will be introduced to
the student body. Following the assem-
bly the students will vote on their
Thursday Oct. 5th there will be a
city wide pep rally. At 7:15 p.m. In the
high school parking lot the sprit parade
begins. With its arrival the pep rally
starts at 7:30 and ends with the light-
ing of the bonfire. Expect to watch the
cheerleaders, meet the court, and see
the football players, but there's more.
'The Big Day and on Friday, Oct.
6th there will be a pep rally, at :school.
It will involve playing games, "getting
the students involved with the football
players, giving out prizes for the best
todn costume, and giving out more
prizes to the students, for the winners
'of'the .games that will be going on dur-
ing dhe week. But you've got to.be there
and see it to believe-it.
Next at 3:30 p.m. the homecoming
parade begins down town. Come see
the girls arid the escorts.
To end off this busy week we find
out at the big game, PSJ against
Blountstown at 7:30 p.m., who the
homecoming queen of 2000 will be. So
come and. see what lucky girl gets
Rememember "If women didn't exist.,
all the money in the world would have
no mearuning"':-Aristotle Onassis (1906-
WES continues to grow as the
community expands. A higher
student population creates a need
for inore teachers. WES is thrilled
to add one of Wewa's, own to the
faculty, Ms. Niki Calareso joins
the staff as a first grade teacher.
Ms. Calareso is the daughter of
Barbara and Johnny Taunton and
is the new bride. of Daniel
Ms. Calareso is a graduate of
WHS. She went on to receive an
Associate of Arts degree from Gulf
Coast Community College and a
Bachelor of Science degree in
Elementary. Education from
Florida State University.
Ms:. Calareso is 'one of three
new regular classroom teachers to
join the faculty this school year.
She brings youthful enthusiasm
and energy to the classroom. Her
dedication- to education and devo-
tion to her-students are evident in
the positive classroom atmos-
phere she has created for her
Kindergarten and first grade
are perhaps the two most crucial
years in a student's career. It is
here that the academic founda-
,tion is laid and, just as important,
it is here that children form their
views about education and school
in general. Ms. Calareso has rec-
ognized this- and accepted the
challenge of molding our young-
sters into students which are
highly motivated and excited
about the opportunities an educa-
Welcome, Ms. Niki Calareso!
approaching a stop ,or were
stopped to pickup or. let off chil-
dren. The inconvenience of an
extra few seconds spent waiting
for a stopped school bus is
insignificant compared to the loss
of a child's life.
.- Faith Christian School'
The Annual Harvest Festival
will be held this Saturday,
October 7, behind the Centennial
Building here in Port St. Joe from
9:00 a.m.. until 3:00 p.m. Food
and entertainment will be enjoyed
from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m..
We will have a bake sale and
games for the children in addition
The St. Joe Sound
St. Joe Sound In Concert
The St. Joe Sound will be per-
forming this'Saturday, October 7,
during the Bay County Fair in
Panama City. The "Sound" will be
performing two shows.
The first show will be the gen-.
erational music of the 40's
through today, and it will be at
3:00 p.m., EST. The evening per-
formance of today's artists and
styles will be at 8:00 p.m. EST.
On October 21st, the St. Joe
Sound will be travelling to
Blountstown where they have
been .invited to perform during the
Goat Day festival. The perfor-
mance is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.,
The members of this group
are: Jacqueline Metcalf, Anna
Hodges, Stephanie, Metcalf, Nick.
Comforter, Ken Peak. Lamar
Patterson, Alex. Hernandez and
Josh Todd. They are under the
direction of Ann Comforter, choral
director of Port St. Joe High
News From the Halls of
by: Laura Spivey, Angie
Padgett, and Cortne Hoover
,Chaosand madness will be
running through the halls of WHS
this week because homecomirngis '
just a few days away. Whether it's
finishing a float, finding a dress
for Homecoming, or making plans
to attend the alumni luncheon,
-things are busy for both our
school and our community.
Here are some specifics for
students, parents, community
members, and alumni.
Friday night the Gator foot-
ball team will host the
Apalachicola Sharks at 7:00 p.m..
The students have dress up days
all week long. They are as loll(,ws-
Monday, Tacky Day; Tuesday,
Futuristic Day; Wednesday,
Beach Day; Thursday, Flashback
Day; Friday, Red, White, Hat and"
SStudents will be released at,
1:00 a.m. October 6. Anyone par-:
ticipating in the parade will need
to lineup at 1:45 p.m. The parade
will begin at approximately 2:30,
and a community wide pep rally
will be held after the parade at the
old t-ball field.
This year's coronation will be'
held at half-time during the game
Friday night. The Homecoming
Court will be presented and then'
Homecoming King and Queen will,
be announced. There will be a,
dance following the game, grades
9-12 and all alumni are. invited,
Cost is $3 per person or $5 per'
couple. Alumni get in free.
There will be an.WHS meeting
for the parents of prospective
Gulf County Schools will be
dismissed early on Friday,
October 6 for Homecoming in both
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
schools. The following is a bus
schedule for early dismissal.
Port St. Joe
Port St. Joe Elementary
(North) will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.,
Port St. Joe Elementary at 12:35
p.m., Port St. Joe Middle School
at 12:50 p.m., and Port St. Joe
High School at 1:00 p.m.
Linton Site (WES) will be, dis-:
missing at 12:25 p.m., and
Wewahitchka High school at
Breakfast and lunch will be
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members. A date is as yet unde-
, termined. It should be in the next
couple of weeks. They are cur-
rently selling- t-shirts-for $5 and,
sweatshirts for 8,... ,,,
.Attention all businesses and
senior parents: yearbook ads are
available at the following prices:
1/8 page-$35; 1/4 page-
$60; 12 page-$110; and a full
Contact the yearbook sponrt
sor, Anne Zahra, at the school for
further details. You can pick your
own design and personalize your
page any way you choose to do so.
The PSAT will be given
October 21st. Please contact Mr.
Monks for further information.
The end of the current grad-
ing period is the 12th of October.
This means that exams will be
given on the 11th and 12th. There
is a break for students from the
13th until the school resumes on
Despite some very close loss-
es, the football team is still the
team to beat in the.district. We're
proud of you, guys!
The cross country team is
Improving each week and is
rounding into shape just at the
right time. Last week the team fin-
ished second in the seven-team
invitational at Chiles. Chester
Udell was third overall and
Jeremy Sams was seventh. The
girls' team finished a respectable
fourth. They travel to FSU this
The JV. team lost to Munroe
last Thursday 13-6. Warren
Bowers ran the opening kickoff
back for a touchdown, but Wewa
did little from that point on. They
play Liberty County this week at
home at 6:00.
The volleyball team plays Bay
High this week and Apalachicola
and Port St. Joe next week. The
district is not too far away as
action starts on the 24th
Students of the Month for
September are Tia Clark in the
high school and Michele Keith in
the junior high. Student of the
Week in the junior high is
Sheiletta Fisher. Teacher of the
Month is Nathan Butler, a junior
high social studies teacher. And
employee of the Month, BJ Hilton,.
one of our nightly cleaning crew.
Congratulations to all of you,
Project Graduation,' a post-
'graduation celebration for our
seniors is a vital part of a safe and
fun graduation weekend. Please
support the fund-raising efforts of
this group. Senior parents ought
to attend the next planning meet-
ing on Oct. 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
The wise Epictetus once said,
"We have two ears and one mouth
so that we can listen twice as
much as we speak." Have a great
By: Aaron Little
The first nine weeks of school
is already winding down. and we.
will soon be getting our report
This is Homecoming week
and we have many things going
on at school. First of all, this
Thursday night, October 5th, at
the city-wide pep rally; one of our
teachers will have to kiss Arnold
the Pig and you get to decide who
it will be. Just put -your loose
change in the bucket on: your
teacher's desk and whoever has.
the most money will have to kiss
the pig. This sounds like it is
going to be great fun!
Minority students, be sure to
remind your .parents about the
special meeting, sharing session
that is -chedulaed...fpr..Thurida\ .
October 5, at the Washnmgton
Teen Center. It v.ill be held from
'7:00 to,about 8:00 p.m. The pur-
pose of the meeting is to give par-
ents strategies to help their chil-
dren in reading, writing, and
math. Please come out to repre-
sent your students.
Last week, the Middle School
football teams played Bonifay.
The seventh grade lost 38-0 and
the eighth grade won 32-0. Good
job eighth grade! Now both of you
teams go out and get them next
The sixth grade student of the
week is Duisty Alford and the sev-
enth grade student of the week is
Carmen Hill. The eighth grade
students of the week are Justin
Lyons and Katie Strain. Congrat-
ulations to you all.
I know that all of you' are
looking forward to Fall Break. It's
just around the corner: It begins
next Friday, October 13th, and
continues through the 17th.
Many of you probably already
have plans, sleeping late, and no
homework sounds good to me!
Also, we will be dismissed at
12:50 on Friday, October 6, due
'That's all for this week, short
but sweet. Remember this
though, "Life's battles don't
always go to the strongest or
fastest; sooner or later those who,
win are those who think they
GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
October 9- October 13, 2000
MONDAY- chicken patty/bun,
hash brown patty, relish plate, fruit
crisp, and milk or chef's salad
TUESDAY-burrito, fresh banana,
jello w/topping cornbread, and
milk or chef's salad meal.
WEDNESDAY-ham and cheese
bake, greens, pineapple cubes,
chocolate cake, and milk or chef's
baked potato, green beans, peach-
es, roll, and milk or chef's salad
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
Need Extra Cash'?
Place your Classified
Ad With Us!
to the 'chicken barbecue dinners,
hot dogs and cold drinks. Please''
join us. '
School will be dismissed at'
12:00 noon on Friday, October ;6,
in order for. our students and',
teachers ,to participate in the Port
St. Joe High School Homecomigg
Trle,_ will be no school on
Friday, October 13.' Failh
Chnstian teachers are encour-
"aged to attend the Winning
Women's Retreat at St. Simon's '
Island. Georgia. held October 1a-,
There were several education-
al field trips during the past two |
weeks .Students in' grades 5-8
were iven a tour of the
Supei-'isor of 'Elections Office by
Linda Griffin. She and Cora Sue
Robinson explained to the stu- ..'
'dents the duties of that division ol'f
our Gulf County government.. .
The students in Kindergarten
and grades one and two explored
the Animal Kingdom at,. the, "77 ;
Zoological Park" and had a great
'This past Monday, October 2,
James Wiley, Assistant Pastor of
Oak Grove Assembly of.: God;S
Church, spoke to our students ';
about the blood of Jesus, Christ,
the necessary sacnfice, for our :
sins. He used the story of*
Abraham and Isaac to illustrate ;
his talk. We appreciate our area ,
pastors taking time from their i
busy schedules to bring great;#
messages to our students at'
The Christmas card sales
results are in and we thank all of
you who participated. either in
selling or in buying. \Ve want to
iT't the sale's winners fromreart-
grade level: in "f-2. Kayleigh'
Maxwell, 'in K-3, Hayden Palmer, '
in K-4, Danielle Matincheck, in K-
5, Mary Caitlin Bouington, in,
Grade 1, Trisha Davidson, in
Grade 2, Cody crantham, in"
Grade 3, Sarah Hays, in Grade 4.
Rebekah Bearden, In Grades 5-.6.'1
Elijah Quarenta,. and in Grades 7-
8, a tie between Krista Everett,
and Raevyn Jefferson. The overall"
winner was Kayleigh Maxwell,1
daughter of Crystal and,
Christopher Maxwell with a total
of 61 items sold.
School will be dismissed at;
12:35 on Friday, October 6.
We ,are having traffic .prob- .
lems. Please remember to use their.
designated areas for dropping off
and picking up your children from'
school.,Please use the circle drive
on the 22nd Street side of the:.
drive on the gym side. Those with'
kindergarten students should use
the drop off at the fence near 'the
kindergarten. Come in using Long.'
Avenue or Juniper and exit on,
Cypress. Please do not drop your'j
children off in the middle of the:
road. Thank you so much'for your;
help in keeping our students sqfe.,
General Mill Box Tops
Our 'school is collecting,
General Mill box tops. Please send'
your General Mill cereal box tops:
School will not. be held
October 13 through 17.
Flutist, Donna Wissinger and
guitarist, Stephen Robinson will
perform for our students on;
Thursday, October 26. Parentst
are invited to attend.
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
Friday, October 27, If you would,
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
Our annual Fall Festival will
be held on Friday. October 27. ""j
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2000 PAGE 5B
SConvertible Bonds-The Best of Both Worlds?
D. By: Andy Wilkinson traditional bond. Second, the con- the cost of the bonds and the will take the investor to recover bonds for common stock or cash. participate in the eqci
Sinanc Advisor vertibles can appreciate in value, value of the equivalent stock into the premium paid for the convert- A call can be made even when the with some downside
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enhAronment, financial investors
tafit to have their cake and eat it
too. They'd like to have the poten-
tial-for capital gains found in
stocks, along with the interest
iic6me from a bond. Investors
can find a measure of both in con-
As the name suggests, a con-
vertible bond is a debt obligation
that pays a fixed interest rate like
a bond, but can be converted into
common stock shares in the issu-
ing company. Convertibles ,can be
attractive because they pay inter-
est' -and offer 'potential capital
appreciation. This appreciation
can occur because an increase in
the. price of the company's com-
mon stock usually translates into
anri increase in the price of the
-Investors can potentially earn
monby with convertibles in several
q) ways. First, the bonds pay income
to-investors at a fixed rate, like a
and may result in a gain wen thme
investor sells the bonds. Finally,
the bonds can be converted into
stock, if the price has risen
enough to justify conversion, and
sold for a gain. Of course, con-
vertible bonds also possess the
potential that their price will
decline in value as market fluctu-
ations do occur.
Investors pay a premium for
this flexibility because convertible
bonds can typically yield more
than common stock. Also convert-
ible bonds offer comparatively less
security than straight bonds
because their price is more
volatile, as their value is roughly
linked to the price of the common
stock. However, the price of the
convertible usually will not drop
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viding some protection.
The three key factors to
understand when considering
convertible bonds are conversion
premium, premium recovery and
call features. The conversion pre-
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sell for a premium of 25 to 30 per-
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common stock. The higher the
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the stock, but a low premium
should not be used as the sole cri-
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The calculation of how long it
bic bonud is calledU preiumi irecouv-
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:Investors should understand
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view the sunsets. This unit is an excellent rental!!L $299,000.00.
Sierra Drive Stonemill Creek Approx. 3 acres of partially
cleared land. Great location!!! $28,900
iPatrick Street -Overstreet Older mobile home, on approx. 1
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412 Fifth St. Mexico Beach Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath
double wide mobile ho ~l, o distance to the beach,
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06 N. 27th St. This older beach cottage has 2 bedrooms and
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201 Virginia Drive --'This 2 BR/1 BA home has enclosed front
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S111 D. WATER DRIVE This beautiful townhome is just steps from
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Sun Ray Court Lot 16, water tap paid. Homes or restricted'
mobile homes. Financing available, $36,000.;,: ,I
Ocean Ridge Lane, lots 3 and 4, blk 1, $28,500 Each.
Nautilus Drive Sea Shores.- This nice lot is justa short walk to
beach. Lot 8 Block A. $39,900.
ST. JOE BEACH
Selma Street lots 9 & 11, unit 1 approx. 75'x176', financing
available. Each lot $34,500.
Most areas unrestricted to houses or mobile homes.
Palmetto St. Approx 1 acSW'O Vp available $16,500.
Creekfront Wetappo Creek-Lots 1 & 2 approx. 3 acres each,
septic & well in place, cleared. Financing available, $49,900 Each
Reduced $44,000 Each.
Creekfront Wetappo Creek Lot 3. Approx.'4 acres with well &
septic in place, fish pond, cleared, financing available' $49,900
Borders Road Approx. 1 acre, homes or" mobile homes,'
Whippoorwill Ave., on Intracoastal Canal, cleared lot. $35,000.
Idlewood Drive Block 1, lots 4, 5 & 6, total price $10,500.00..
Idlewood Drive Block 1, lots 9, 10 & 11, total price $14,500.00.
Idlewood Drive Block 2, lots 1, 2 & 3, total price $12,000.00.
Idlewood Drive Block 2, lots 9, 10, 11, total price $12,000.00.
Dalkeith Approx. 23 Acres has highway frontage, near river,
$64,000 reduced $62,000.
Knollwood Street 3 nice lots near Dead Lakes. Lots 9, 10 &11,
Meeks Lake subdivision. Each lot $12,500.
t. Joe Bay
, I I
AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
AUCTION! FURNITURE AND OTHER
GREAT ITEMS THIS WEEK! DON'T
MISS THIS WEEK'S AUCTION. SEE
ABOVE AD FOR DETAILS. ITC10/5
AI'VE GOT WHAT U
NEED-4 SENTRY LT SPORT RV
LT265/75/R16. $85. Call 229-6807.
Will trade 1986 Olds Cutlass Supreme
& 1990 Bronco 2x2 for newer car plus
money for difference. 10tcl0/5
1986 Chew Beauville Van. needs some
work $600 as is call 227-3670 after
Will trade 1986 Olds Cutlass Supreme.
& 1990 Bronco 2x2 for newer car plus
money for difference. i'-ltclO/5
1986 Chevy Beauville Van. needs some
work $600 as is call 227-3670 after
5:00.., : --.. ,.,-, 2tpl0/5
1985 Ford Van, as is, best offer for more
information call 229-2619 after 5:pm.
1991 Dodge Shadow Convertible, Silver
w/Burgundy top, 79,000 miles; power
windows, A/C, excellent cond. $3,300,
well maintained call 227-3611 or
eve.phone 227-3252. ltplO/5
1991 Buick Park Avenue, 128,000
miles, Luxury Loaded. :power every-
thing, air, remote entry, AM/FM Stereo,
excellent condition, clean would be
excellent second car for work or towing
boat, $3,000 priced way below fair mar-
ket value, call 227-2590. ltc9/28
1993 Chevy Cavalier, 4 door, runs good
needs body work. 227-1296 tfc9/7
1992 Landau Jon Boat 44ft $275 call
KAYAKS! Linsinkable, self-balling, sta-
ble. safe and FLIN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 w-c9/7
Mexico Beach, 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath,
nice house, restricted subdivis
$775 a month, $400 dep., year le
no pets, call 647-5792 after 5:00. 2
1 Bedroom cottage on the river, avail-
able immediately call 639-3474. 1'co/5
One 2 bd I 1/2 ba condo, Casa Del
Mar, W/D, stove, & refrig furnished call
229-6061 or 229-6961. tfelO/5
2 Br Mobile Home in Highland .,View,
furnished $200 deposit/9350. Just
move in! Call 670-4648 tfc9/28'
2 Br/ 1 Bath unfurnished Mobile Home
in Highland View. All new inside, very
nice; $200 deposit, 6350 month, call
2 Bedroom/I Bath apartment. newly
remolded $450 month call 850-997-
Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
1112 N. 15TH ST. Mexico Beach
ASK AbOUT 1ST MONTH FREE
MOVE IN RENT
601 15th St. Mexico Beach, Fl.
Highly restricted mobile hoe lots for rent.
Under ground utilities, paved road. street
lights. Pick out your lot now! For more
information call 850-648-4006.
Specializing in Reroofs
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Mary Kay Cosmetics
909 10th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
121p/a3 thru 5/4
Two Bedroom, two bath, furnished or
unfurnished, mobile home for rent in
Beacon Hill, $600 per month, $400
deposit, call 850-229-6961. 4tc9/28
8228 Hwy 98 S.J.B. 2 Story, Gulf view,
2 bedroom, 2 bath, $695 a month, $350
deposit call 647-9214. tfc9/21
I Br furnished efficiency type apt; all
utilities Included. Call 639-3600. pa0/14
House at St Joe Beach.& 60 ft Trailer
in Overstreet call 648-5306. tfclO/5
Beautiful Home, good view of the Gulf
from Screened Balcony, 3 br/2 ba, fur-
nished. Ready to move in 6 mo min,
$1,200 mo. Call 648-8668. tfc8/31
Vacation Rental 2 br/1.5 ba, Furnished:
townhouse near St. Joseph Golf Course
$250 wk. or 600 mo.. plus utilities. Dep.
required. Available Sept.-Nov. Call
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath "NICE" apartment in
Port St. Joe. Nice Area $300. per month
2 bedroom unfurnished apartment,
'cable furnished, ocean view 1004 Hwy
98.Mexlco,. Beach. $6Q.rent$600.rert$ ,
''deposit 'ith oneyear lease. Call before
6:00pm 648-4922 or 648-5139 tfc9/7
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave. 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
bays, 2nd story loft, 227-1429. Ifc9/7
For Rent: 2 & 3 BR apartments in
Beacon Hill. Call 912-246-1250 or 850-
Gulfaire Executive 3BR/2BA, complete-
ly furn., w/d, screened porch, garage,
pool, tennis court, private beach,
S895/mo. Call 647-8760. tfc9/7
Long Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call Larry @ Arline Realty, 647-
2628. f tfc9/7
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch, carport & laun-
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba.. inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
,Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air.
- washer/dryer hook-up.
**.One bedroom apartment. washtr/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 9/7
Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court, St.
Joe Beach. No pets, 1 blk from beach.
Call 647-5106. tfc 9/7,
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfc 9/7
* Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3 BR apart./
duplexes/homes for rent in Mex. Bch.
Furn.& unfurnished. Call Parker Realty
at 850-648-5777 for more Info. tfc 9/7
Liberty Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A. laundry
facilities, energy efficient const.. stove &
refrig.. furn.. fully carpeted. IBR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more Info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc 9/7
House for Rent
Older home, 4 bedroom 2 bath cen-
tral air, 517 4th Street, Port St Joe.
References and Deposit required.
Call 227-3579. tfc9/14
Now you can see the
f Catherine Collier
# I Alien Memorial Way
-. on: S.L Port St. Joe
AVO n (850) 229-6460
R .L[ h229-8036
St. Joe Beach
522-A 1st Street
Port St. Joe, FL
11w Painting 4
Free Home Phone
Yard Sale. 2 family. Sat. Oct. 7. 8:00-
12:00 CT, 215 Lucy Circle, Wewa. Itco/s5
Moving Sale, 647-3686, Gulf Aire,
Antique oak 4 spindle poster bed $100,
new double mattress & box spring
$225. Wrought Iron table $50, bunk
beds $75, bookcases $15, encyclopedias
$25, gas tank for grill $5. ltclO/5
Yard Sale, 104 Monica Drive (Ward
Ridge), S at., Oct. 7, 2000, 8:00 a.m. -
12:00 p,m. little tykes Ig toy box, little
tykes barbie house, lots of toys &
household items. I' tcl0/5
Yard Sale, 613 Garrison Ave., 8:00 am
till, Friday, Oct. 6, lots of childrenA'
clothes (summer and winter), blue
jeans, toys, furniture, jewelry, and lots
of miscellaneous items. Itcl0/5
Several different yard sales in the
neighborhood of Bird Parker Drive in
Wewa., on the Apalachicola River & the
cut off, near the Gaskin boat landing
park, Fri. & Sat. 10/13 & 10/14. 8:00
tll. ", 2tcl10/5
Garage Sale. 100 3rd Street (comer of
3rd & OLeander). Mexico Beach. 8:00
a.m. CST, Sat., Oct. 7, 2000. ItplO/5
X'ard Sale, St. Joe Motel, in back park-
ing lot, 9:00 till. Beds, chairs, tables,
bedroom furniture.. ,ltclO/5
Huge Yard $ Bake Sale, Sat. Oct 7, 8'
a.m. unul, at Frank Pate Park. Tons of
items to choose from and bargains
,galore! Come early for great deals. itcio/,
St. Lawrence Annual Parish Sale, 10/7,,
designer clothes, antiques, jewelry.
ladies bake sale, one mile North of Wewa
on HWY 71 on your right. Starts at 8
a.m. rain or shine. ltclO/5
.Back Yard Sale, No reasonable offer,
refused, 1001 Woodward Ave, Friday,
Oct. 6 12:00 pm -5:00 pm, Sat., Oct 7,
8:00 am-12:00 pm. ltplO/5
Flea Market, open 10:00 a.m 5:00 p.m,
Thursday & Fridays, 2156 Charles Ave
White City. Swings, Rocking Chairs,
Wind Chimes, much more. .3TC9/28
Moving Sale!!! Something for everyone
lots to choose from, Entertainment pkg,
'IV, VCR, kitchen appliances, tools, craft
materials, dive equipment, clothes,-
plants, to much. to list. Early bird gets
the worm, Friday thru Sunday, Oct. 6-
B8, 6944, .Amerleus:-Ave, Port St Joe
each ... 2.8
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Keep Your- Investment Looking
S Cleaon & New!
Quality Work Reasonable Prices
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 ESTIMATEi
INDUSTRIAL GASES and
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Jeff Wood 227-1559
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St.' Joe Call
Phone numbers has changed until
further notice please call 229-6326.
Moving Sale. 2 families, some 50 yr col-
lections. Oct 6 & 7, 8:00 till, 305
Fortner Ave' Mexico Beach. ltc10/5
Subway of P.S.J. "NOW HIRING."
Immediate openings, for night shift and
weekends. Must be Honest, Flexible
and Dependable. Good pay for good
work. Please apply in person. E.O.E
Employer. ltc 10/5
Activities person needed, 20 hrs. wkly.
,;Must be willing to rotate, days, rights,
weekends. Submit application to
Sunbridge, Bay St Joe, 220 9th Street.
Boom Truck Driver & P.T. Stocker,
driver must have current class B Lic.
Apply in person at Bayside Lumber, 422
SMonument Ave, Port St Joe, FL. 2tclO/5
Help Wanted Survey field, crew per-
sonnel. Salary D.O.E. 'SM Marley &
Associates 406 Reid Ave. Call 227T
7322. I ; *I,' .... % tfc9/7 :
Transition Skills Facilitator (20 Hrs-
Wkly) Gulf CI, Wewahitchka, Req. H S
Diploma & Knowledge of Community
Services. $12.36 hrly Contact Helen
Carlsten 850-639-'1483. 3tc9/21
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. tfc9/7
Innovative new program seeks
mature, outgoing individual to help
prevent substance abuse in teens.
Program is interactive CD-ROM based
video series delivered to families on a
state- of-the -art 'lap top computer.
Parenting Wisely Outreach worker will
deliver program to homes in Bay and
Gulf Counties and collect data fro on-
going effectiveness research. NO
ADVANCED DEGREE IS REQUIRED.
Applicants must have high School diplo-
ma or equivalent. Ideal candidates need
self motivation, basic computer knowl-
edge, flexibility, strong organizational
and people skills. Salary: $18,000 plus
travel and benefits package. Send
Resume to Life Management Center of
Northwest Florida, Inc, Elise Hemdon,
Project Director, Parenting Wisely
Program, 801 South Weeks Street,
Bonifay, FL. 32425. 3tc9/21
... : . ..
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. t8C8/7
Seeking experienced, licensed, real
estate associates, loan originators, or
mortgage brokers and life ins. salesmen
with advanced annualization, leads fur-
nished. Call Larry Arline, Arline Realty,
Inc. 850-647-2628. tfc9/7
Innovative Design Manufacturing
Company is seeking Experienced
Sales Representatives for Inside
Sales Positions. Beginning base,
established customers, exclusive terri-
tory assignment, and commissions.
The IDM company is a world wide
Manufacturer and distributor of vacu-
ums. and air machines for,, the car
wash. service station & convenience
store industry, located in Highlandview.
Call for appointment at 227-2057..,'- 26
Responsibilities include: :
@Supervision of staff.
*Day to day operations
Apply at Beacon Hill:
Geri Care Assisted Living
'190 Lightkeepers Drive,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456'
1LiST & FOUN',
Lost Gold Brown Gold ring, carved
stone tiger icon, lost Sep. 23- 24, Sat.-
Sun., Reward call 850-653-9133, 850-
Walt's Discount Fishing Tackle, Now
available at St Joe Hardware. Rigs,
Jigs, lures, sinkers. Check out the
Night Club & quota alcoholic beverage
license .for sale, Apalachicola, Call 813-
789-6787 or 813-286-3883. 8tp9/14
SEA OATS For Sale, you plant or we
will Call 647-2508. ,.., ,,,,t 9/28,.
Going out of Business Sale, cost 'or
below, hundreds of items, much variety,
1412 South Hwy 71 Wewa, 8:00 a.mi-
6:00 p.m. or call 639-5669 after 6:00
Used Washers & dryers if interested call
Sliding Glass Door 5 ft, small metal
desk, 2 windows 2.5x6ft., small end
tables; call 229-6154 after 6pmltc10/5
Satellite dish, 2 receivers/remotes, 2
rabbit ears, for local channels, tool box.
for small pickup call 647-2571. ItpiO/ "
Baby changing table, natural wood fin- "
ish. excellent condition S25 call 229-
8688 after 5:00. lte 10/5
Queen Sized Sleeper sofa. blue leather .
S150, 2 piece antique sofa $200, 16'
palm tree you move 4200, coffee table
oval glass center broken $25, call 639-
3099. ltplOJ-5 -
Henry link Wicker Bedroom Suite $525
OBO call 648-4767. 2tclO/5'.
4 Undelivered BuUldings! Must Go '
Immediately! Factory Direct! Save
Thousands -25x32, 30x44, 40x50,
50x110. Perfect for Shops. Garages,
Storage. Call 1-800-341-7007
Twin mattress pad polvyurethane/vlsco-
elastic foam (temperpedicl senses body
temp and wight 36"'x72~ ,40. wood din-
ing room table 60"x42", 18'" leaf. 4 side
and 2' arm upholstered chairs $400; '
metal kitchen table formica top cream
color 42" oval 17- leaf. 4 blue uphol-
stered chairs SI00. mobile computer
cart 59" H31 1/2" W 23 1/2" D $70,
call 647-8822 after 6:00 p.m. 2tp9/28
For Sale. Sofa & Love Seat. Blue &
White Checked, Very Nice $400 OBO
call 229-8058., tfc9/28 -
Like New, Companion generator, 10 hp
6500 surge watts, 120f240 volts, 5250
watts. $500. Has 2 year Sears
Maintenance Agreement. Call 229-
ADVERTISE on line at -..
thebeachsite.com (850) 647-8097iwa3i s-
FREE Dish 500 System Receiver and
free Installation. Call 229-9333 for
details. Some restrictions apply. tfc9/?
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie'q
-Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ Uc 9/7 V
TR DE S andASE RVIC E
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-1252, bus. 229-
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel:
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
_ pecoluZ;ng in Vacation lRental Properties
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"'Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-AII, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5X10 10x10 10x20
On site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
BOB'S PAINT R
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
.REMODELING, RENOVATION, REPAIRS
Trim and finish All types of carpentry
work, Over 25 years experience.
Insured, (850) 227-7388
Drywall & Ceramic Tile
21 Years Experience Insured
DAN COPE 850-648-5481
* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Feacila and Cameiete W.r*
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047
Stitches by Joy-Dale
Alterations, Sewing, Embellishments,
Free-Motion & Machine Embroidery
Chain link, wood
Call Ray Wilkerson
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-6828 ask for Dusty
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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
,* On-site Management
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126.
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722 .
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
COX POOL CLEANING
C. 4/. Stew.'
FULL LAWN SERVICE
I will work for you.
FOR RENT GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALES HELP WANTED MISCELLANEOUS
c' r "' *
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SLine ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2..00 for each additional week, plus 5c
[fr each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
. Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
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Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Leari'how to become a Christian & no-
thing- else Send your name & address
to: Bible Study,. PO Box 929, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch@aol.com tfc 9/7
Furniture 8 Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 329-274
New'~2001 Models Ave. here! 'Several
used homes that must go possible
owner financing! Special 'Firlaicing
Progirains on New Homes! Call Vance
f5n--7i2a-49RR -tpl t /5-
1984, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Fleetwood,
good shape $3500 Call Vance 850-763-
Zone 3 16x80's that must go now 11
Two lot models to choose from and wil-
ing to discount both of them. Call
Chris at 763-4219. ltcl0/5
Buy or Rent!!! If we cannot get you
finance for a new home, than we have
some rental homes available for you.
Call Chris at 763-2466. ltclO0/5-
DEAL OF THE YEARII!! Bring me
$500 and I'll put you in a NEW 3 BR/2
BA 16x80 AND pay your first 3 months
lot rent. Easy qualifying Call D. C. at
Free Kittens, 2 bob tails call 229-9474
CKC Chihuahuas born 7/25/00. 3 to
choose from, 2 white with black spots, 1
black $275. each Taking deposits. Call
3 Br, 1 Bath Home in.Wew.a. completely
new inside on 3 lots, Old Morgan
Subdivision Overloading West Arm
Creek, $62,500 call 850-648-8998 or
LAND/HOME IN CALLAWAYi 3 BR/2
BA home in exclusive neighborhood
includes driveway, carport, and land-
scaping. $1000 down with payments of'
$650/mo call D.C. at 763-4266. cio/s
75x150 Lot in Millview addition finit #
3, lot 4 block 1020 asking $8,000. For
more information contact Iris Gathers @
House for quick sale, $69,900, 3 bed-
rooms, 1 1/2 baths, nice fenced yard,
conv. to schools, ,approx. 1500 sq.ft.,
,1910 Cypress Ave, Call 229-8598 for
1998 Carl1er Mobile Home 28.x56. 3
,bedrooms, 2 baths,, walk in closets, 1
1/4 acres land, front & back deck, dou-
ble carport w/storage area, $50,000 call,
3 Br, 2 Ba, 2 yrs old, tile floors, Berber
carpet in Bedrooms, Jacuzzi tub in
master bath, 2040 sq footage including
double carport arid storage call 229-
3BR/2BA home, at 1211 Palm Blvd.
Approx. 1600sf. w/huge master ste.
Front and back screened porch, fenced
yard on corner lot. Please call your local
realtor for more details .tfc9/7
Sell your home on line at thebeach-
site.com, (850)647-8097. tfc8/31
GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY
FAST. Call Kevin Welch, Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-648-4995. 52tp2/17
2123 Grouper Ave,, Highland View 3 Br.
Mobile Home on shady corner lot.
$29,000 Call 647-9358. tfc8/31
House on l1acre of land for sale. .3 bed-
room, 1 bath, large screened in porch,,
large closed in front porch, large shop
$46,000 call 639-3534. 4tc9/21
House for sale by owner 2 bedroom, 2.
bath, 700 ft from, Gulf, $79,900. Call,
648-2280. ,. 4tp9/14
3BR/2BA, house on 2 ,lots in
Wewahitchka. Fenced in backyard
CH&A $60,000. 639-2339 tfc9/7
For Sale by Owner: 1/2 acre lots,
Pleasant Rest Road, Overstreet, w/well
& septic tank, $17,500. Owner Finance
w/10% down. 850-229-6961. bcjr.tfc 9/7
For Sale, 541 Welton Drive, 4 bdrm, 2
1/2 bath, Modular Home on 2 large lots
with above ground pool, 3 storage
sheds, 12x12 play house, with AC,
fenced in yard, 2014 sq.ft. under air.
Immaculate condition, 5yrs old. Master
bath has Jacuzzi tub, walk in shower,
walk in closet, Mountain Stone fire-
place, all appliances included (stove.
ref., dishwasher, washer & dryer,
microwave, deep freezer.) Serious
inquiries only. By appointment only,
call 227-5453' or 227-7125 leave mes-
sage or 229-8163 to schedule appoint-
ment. $105,000 Negotiable. Must see
to Appreciate!!! 14tc9/28
Barrier Dunes. For sale by owner new
2BR/2BA fully furnished. never used.
owner flnancing.Sl36.000. 227-7529
SAY YOU SAW IT
IN THE STAR
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SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Work # 647-5113
.- Mobile # 227-5112
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style
b(- i029475 Lic 1 10098., .
; Carpentry, Windows,
S Room Additions, etc.
Quality work/ affordable prices.
:"The House Doctors" Lic.
#0066513. General Contractor.
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe, FL
Mexico Beach, FL
AV0 I 648-831.2
J. C -Enterp.Xses 202 Re;
Prori Si lo Fl. .324',6
/ Authdrdized Sales center
Flower & Landscape
I Kay Ketlley, Owner
B & S PRO PAINTING
Over 25 years experience.
A good job for a good price:
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
Home Maintenance no job too'small.
All Phases of home maintenance
I,31 eoig Ac ue' Cil 18501 o47 31
Poi Ft iloo 11. -lI32 CellSij a 9106
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Phone: (850) 227-7777
218 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Boarding, Bathing, Grooming Cats and Dogs
Daily Exercise. rrimumr Pi Food *,Separate
Cat Room P'ickUp & Delivery Long Teirm
Boarding Veterinarian'On Call o Multiple Sized
Kennels Injured Animal Confinement *' ':
Heating 'and Air Conditioning, Experienced
Kennel Suo ernsor'
|^@ Chris' Appliawce
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456'
Owner: Chris Acree
SMize PIumbm ng /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
( Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405,
Do-lt-Yoyrself Prdfessional Carpet Cleaning with
greatt for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY! j
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
GARRY L. GADDIS -
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
Lic. #ER0013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction
AIR CONDIT[ REFRIGERATION HEATING
SERVICE & INSTALLATION
PRESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
7TRW E SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
It's Hard to Stop A Trane MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES
10 Year Parts & Labor Arcoaire
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator .... # RA0067-062
SecuiddMate Handyman Service
If your Mate is Too Busy for that Odd Job,
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
.. TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850,648-8924. Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Custom Kitchen and Bath
THE CABINET SHOPPE
580 Palmetto Dr, Over.treet
ort St loe, FL 32456
Jefl Puumdl. Owr n]r
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
N REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
SLocally Licensed & Insured
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire i FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A le New rnail od ICsatrt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty .
229.6907 or 227-5373
NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
S -HERSHEL HARRISON.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
,r ~ 22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
Gulf Coast Screen Printing
32 Years Experience
107 N 30th Street Unit-C 850-648-5167
P.O. Box 13530 Bob LaPlante/Owne
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 '
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Colmpost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
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
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEA
0 CARPET CLEANING
: D. Odor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr Water Dama
Carpet Repairs Restretching Free Estimate
S-- (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEA
PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2000
Looking to buy used 4 wheeler in good
condition. Call 229-8122 before 5:00
Looking to buy used 243 Riffle, bolt
action, lever action or pump, or would
consider a 30.06 in good condition, call
229-8997 days or 229-6343 nights ask
for Willie. tfc10/5
Home Cleaning, will do cleaning in your
home call 229-6664. 2tc10/5
Retired professional, financially secure,
5' 9", 175 lbs, white non smoker, relo-
cating to this area, seeks female friend
35-55 for dinners out, beach/water
activities, ect. Reply with phone num-
ber and I will contact for get acquainted
coffee. 'John, P 0 Box 124, Port St Joe,
FL. 32456. 2tp10/5
Web Deign business to
Web Hosing the World
SSile Preolion Wide Web
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
HONEY Do LIST MAINTENANCE
No Job Too "Big or Small"
Over 20 Years Experience
Painting, general maintenance,
wood working, trim/finish work..
ITA O'E CL vIN
Is available for birthday parties.
Magic, face painting, balloons &
games, or have your party at Slice
N Ice in Mexico Beach. Party room
includes, clown show, pizza, drink &
ice cream. No fuss, no mess.
Call 850-648-4772 Slice N Ice.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: The Adoption of:
WILLIAM CARL JOHNSON. and
CHRISTINE MARIE JOHNSON.
CASE NO. 00-0354-CA
BY: JOHN JOSEPH JOHNSON,
NOTICE OE ACTION
TO: William LeRoy Long
106 Silver Court
Trenton. New Jersey 08690
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
For Adoption has been filed against you. naming you
as the biological father of the above-named
adopters, and that you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses to It, If any you have, on the
Petitioner's attorney, whose name and address Is:
ROBISOrN R. HARRELL. ADOPTION CENTER. 3
Clifford Drive, Shalimar, Florida 32579, and file the
[-AW IVN LU IU
PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR RR0067101
639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME
VINYL SIDING IQ *+SOFFIT AND FACIA,
.*CARPORTS + +PATIO COVERS *
SCREEN ROOMS + *FLORIDA ROOMS *
+DECKS + +PORCHES+
*AWNINGS +N SHUTTERS+
+WINDOWS + *GUTTERS +
SCREEN ROOM 10' X 16' $1495
SINGLE. CARPORT 10' X 20' -$995
DOUBLE CARPORT 20' X 20' $1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14'X 65'- ----$2495
INSULATED FLORIDA ROOM 10'X 16' $4995
-Prestige Pavers, Inc.
Driveways, Pool Decks,
SEn try Ways
Hal Keels Phone (850) 229-2738
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Property Management-Cape San Bias
Join Prudential Resort Realty's team of professionals! the right candidate for this position has at
least two years of property management experience, a college degree, a proficiency in com-
munications skills (verbal, written & electronic) and organizational ability.
Please mail, e-mail, fax or drop off your current resume at Prudential Resort Realty's St. Joseph
Bay office. FAX: 850-227-3101. E-mail: email@example.com "V
Property Management-Cape San Bias
Prudential Resort Realty
1520 County Road C-30
Port St. Joe FL 32456
S ATTENTION: Candace Mott
,rmv Prudential Resort Realty
original with the Clerk of this Court, Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Boulevard. Port
Saint Joe. Florida 32456, on or before October 19,
2000. If you fall to do so, a Default Judgment will be
taken against you for the relief demanded In the
DATED this 24 day of August, '2000.
BENNY C LISTER
Clerk of Court
By: /s/ T. Knox
4tc. September 14. 21, 28, and October 5, 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
DANK OF AMERICA.
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
WITI NATIONSBANK, N.A.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
WITH BARNETr BANK. N.A.
JUDY K. JOIINSON;
CASE NO: 00-222-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE I. IIr.Ei E GIVEN THAT. PUR-
SUANT TO Till ,Iul:..Cr.lr'trr OF rOIcE.CL0:.uRE
I'tTI:"'l<: Ir' TIlE. .-','. I- .:.'L C 5C I %'.ILL SELL
'11L I'i,'l'E r S'ITL iTI:D E Ir C.JGULF COUNTY.
I-Itu'RII'r' L'l--F '-'I[CIDLi ,'*
LOT 14 AND LOT 16. BLOCK I. BURGESS
CREEK SUBDIVISION, UNIT NUMBER I.
ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF ON
FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY,
AT PUBLIC SAI.E, TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST
BIDDER, FOR CASH. AT I 1:00 A.M. EST ON OCT.
12. 2000, AT PUBLIC SALE. TO THE HIGHEST AND
BEST BIDDER FOR CASH, AT 11:00 AM EASTERN
STANDARD-TIME ON OCTOBER 12. 2000 AT THE
FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE. 10000 5TH STREET. PORT ST. JOE. FL
IN ACCORDANCE WITH TlI, ArTERI-C.N WITr'ih DiS
ABILITIES ACT. PERSON'S wITH DISABILITIES
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CON-
TACT THE A.D.A. ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE
CLERK OF THE COURT NOT LATER THAN 7 DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING, AT IF HEARING
IMPAIRED. (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, VOICE 1.800-
1955-8770. THIS IS NOT A COURT INFORMATION
CLERK OF THE COURT'
By: /s/ T. Knox
2tc. September 28 and October 5, 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
Norwest Bank Minnesota, National
Association, as Trustee. for.the registered
Holders of Option One Mortgage Loan Trust
1999-C, Asset-Backed Certifllcates,,Se
1999-C, nuioul. recour:e.
No. 00-85 CA
David Philip Forehand. et al.,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby gien thai pursuant to that Final
judgmeni of Foreclosure dated Sept Il. 2000. and
entered in ci.il ca.e nuonber 00 65 CA ofthe Circuit
Court of the 14th Judicill Circuit in and for Gulf
County. Florida, wherein NORWEST BANK MIN-
NESOTA. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION. AS TRUSTEE.
FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF OPTION ONE
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 1999-C, ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES. SERIES 1999-C, WITH-
OUT RECOURSE. Is Plaintiff and David Philip
Forehand; Elizabeth Jane Keller; Gulf County, a
political subdivision of the State of Florida, is/are
Defendantss. I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash front steps of the Gulf County
Courthouse 1000Cecil Costin Boulevard.Port St.
Joe. Florida. Gulf County. Florida, at 11:00:00 AM
EST on the 20 day of October, 2000, the following
described pruperiy as set forth In sald Final
Judgment, to ..
LOT I, BLOCK "A":
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN
THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36.
TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH. RANGE 10 WEST.
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA. AND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION
36. THENCE' GO SOUTH 00 DEGREES 20
MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 20.22 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF BRYAN
SETTERICH ROAD (HAVING A 70 FOOT WIDE
RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE GO SOUTH 88
DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST.
ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY LINE FOR 'A DISTANCE OF
209.35 FEET TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION
WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY LINE OF CRESIWOOD LANE
(HAVING A 60 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY);
THENCE DEPARTING THE NORTHERLY '
RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF BRYAN
SETTERICH ROAD, GO NORTH 01 DEGREES
21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST ALONG
THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY
LINE OF CRESTWOOD LANE FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 209.90 FEET: THENCE DEPART-
ING SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WVA'
BOUNDARY LINE. GO NORTH 88 DEGREES
.I" 4 MIttES 04 SEC:EoNDS EAST FOR A DIS-
T.AlJ'E Cf 2'1::" FEET THENCE GO
0,1.) "I DEREES 21 t.ir1.I.rrTES II SEC-
ONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 187.88
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID :
PARCEL OF LAND HAVING AN AREA OF 1.01
ACRES. MORE OR LESS. ALSO KNOWN AS
LOT 1. BLOCK "A", CRESTWOOD ACRES.
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act you are advised that this law
firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempt-
ing to collect a debt and any information
obtained will be used for that purpose.
Dated the 19 day of Sept., 2000.
BENNY C. LISTER
S Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/1T. Knox
2tc. October 5 and 12, 2000.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9900-54
The Gulf .County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a special meeting, Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at
5:30 p.m., E.T. to discuss the following:
1. Gaskin Park Improvements
Billy E. Traylor
Itc, October 5, 2000. Chairman
n. SDInIKE STALLINtS
PortSt.Joe . . ... 227-2130
Wewa . . . . 639-2348
Panama City ...... ...... 785-2852
1 yr old Mahogany Red
dog, weighs 5lbs:' Is on
medication or will have
ASK YOUR LENDER FOR US!!
MARKET*MAX APPRAISAL GROUP
~ I I
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration, interested In providing the following
One (1) New One-Ton Service Truck
Bid price to Include delivery, and the delivery date
must be specified. Liquidated damages of $25.00
per day will be assessed for each day goods remain
Specifications may be obtained from the 'Clerk's
Office, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd.. Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
- (850) 229-6113.
Questions should be directed to Mosquito Control
Director Joe Bearden at (850) 227-1401.
Please Indicate on' the envelope YOUR COMPANY
NAME, that this Is a SEALED HBID and Include the
Bids will be received until Monday, October 9,
2000 at 5,:00 p. m., E.D.T., at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd.. Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc. September 28 and October 5. 2000.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The r-,.rh.,etr- h F:,rhla RKgi,,nIl Houi.ng Auth..riuy
will hold a Public Hearing at 2:00. p.m... CST.
November 14. 2000, at the Central Office of the
Authority at 5302 Brown Street. Graceville, Florida.
The, purpose of this Public Hearing Is to present, for
review and' approval, the Authority's Five Year
Agency Plan (FY2001-FY2004) and the FY2001
Annual Plan. Residents of our housing complexes,
local government officials and any other Interested
persons are encouraged to attend. The Draft Agency
Plan is available for review during normal business
hours (8:00 a.m. thru 5:00 p.m. CST Monday thru
Friday) at the Central Office of the Authority at 5302
Brown Street. Graceville, Florida. Interested persons
who have questions or comments and who are
unable to attend the Public Hearing may contact the
,.utihori., a. I1I,:,".365-9527.
lie ,:t, ber 0':":
THE TREASURER OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
IN THE MATTER OF:
Proposed Demnautuallzatlon of
Florida Family Mutual Insurance Company
Case No.: 35724-00-CO
*m O' /
NOTICE QF PUBLIC HEARING .
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public
hearing aill be held on Thur'da) Octobr 26 "0'',0
cunmenmi.n at2 'un P r, Eistern Standard Time v
tie i'-,danlo .urp.,rt Marriott 7 4',l Augu'ta
National Dn e ,'rlando FI.-.nda 3"522 The pur.
poe o0 1hE heeiing iI to ) oi,. e. rlence and pur.ii
conmerei r,',rri:rrijr uMe proposed ,:'n,.erlorn of
Florina faTibi .MuntuIl nir.iranrc '.aniparba romun
mutual in-urer to a stoch inSurer IlThe hearing t ;al
be conducted puruani to the proll.Ions of SeCtnln
623 -441 Florida Straur a
Addlitinal Inl'forniaon including a uritenr
agenda for the public hearing m a be obtaineJ from
Ernie Donmorndonr Florida D.epi.nrien of Iniurance.
200 East Games Street. 26 LarU, onr Building
Tallahassee Flurida 323'-9'.0329' iSu 4rAm2.35
Iffal. S50,9'22.3154 .2518 Iphonel DirEcuions t
the nearing may be obtained :13 calling the Olando
Airport Marriott at 407/851-9000.
Itc, October 5. 2000.
NOTICE OF SALE
GULF SOUTH SELF STORAGE located at 746 4th
St Ponr Si Joe, Florida, shall sell the contents of
Storage L'nit 57 rented to BarDara Metcalf, at pub-
lic sale at the sue located at the abo.'e address on
Friday. Octitber '20 2000.'. tii 000 A M. (eastern
Standard Timel Tne content: of iUnit No 57 Include
ane Ill e....oden delk ,ith return one (1) tuo-draw
er ailingg cabinet ard one III chet.l-of-draAer_
3tc. :'October 5 12 and i9. 2,000
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies. as pro.
lided for in the AOniinisitrtlie Procedures Act Ifor
the purpose of bringing said policies into compliance
with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education
Summary: The following is a brief description of
each proposal change.
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
ro direct co;Lts asociaied Aluh implenientauon.
IF REQUESTED A hEARING WILL BE FIELD AT:
Time: 6:00 P.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2000
Place:. Board Room.
Gulf County School Board Office
S10 Middle Sch.aol Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 '
The ensure text of the proposed rules can be in.pect.
ed during regular office hours at the Gulf County
School Board Office 150 Middle School Rd Port St
Special legal] authonty under nich the adoption Is
authorized and the lav% being implemented and
Interpreted are made specific; '
The addition and changes are proposed by Charies
Temple Wa.ts'n DIrector of Support Services and
appro'. ecd lor .,onslderatilon by Jerry E. Kelley.
2tc. October 12 and 19, 2000.
S For All Your
IAdvertising Needs .
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from a home in Wewa
Call 639-2021 if found.
Home Fire Safety
by: Chris Floyd, Disaster,
Services Director of the Area
Chapter American Red Cross
Fire is one of the most com-
mon disasters and causes, more
deaths than any other type of dis-
aster. But fire does not have to be
deadly if you take precautions
and have an escape plan.
SPlease be serious about the
responsibility of planning fo' and
practicing what to do in case of, a
fire. 'Get together with household
members to discuss and finalize a
personalized fire plan. Practice
your plan frequently. Here are
some guidelines you can use in
preparing your emergency plan...
SMake your home fire safe,
Smoke detectors 'save
lives. Install smoke detectors out-
side each sleeping area ,and,,on
each additional level of your resi-
dence. Keep new batteries on
Use the test button to
check each smoke detector once'a
month. When necessary; replace
batteries immediately. Replace
batteries at least once a year.
Have a working fire extin-
guisher in the kitchen. make sure
it is properly charged.
Use the gauge or test but-
ton to check proper pressure. If
the unit is low on pressure, dam-
aged or corroded. replace- it or
have it professionally serviced.
Get training froMi the fire depart-
ment on how to use the fire extin-
Keep blankets, clothing
,curtains, furniture and anything
that could get hot and catch fire
away from portable heaters. -
Plug heaters directly into
the wall socket and unplug them
when they are not in use.
Keep items away from the
stove that could catch fire. -;
Use safety plugs in el@c-
trical outlets, especially if you
have small children. '
Avoid overloading electri-
cal outlets and running cords
under carpet and Furniture.
Plan your escape routes
Draw a floor plan of your
home. Determine at least. twd
ways to escape from every room of
your home. -
If you must use an escape
-ladder, be sure everyone knows
how to use it. ,
Have a plan to escape if
bars cover windows.
Select a location outside
your home where everyone would
meet after escaping.
Practice your escape plan
at least Twice a year.
', Once you are out stay
,.* Know how to call for
If you see smoke in your
first escape route, use your sec-
ond way out. If you must exit
through smoke, crawl low under
the smoke to escape.
If you are escaping
through a closed door, feel the
door before opening it; if it is hot,
use your second way out.
If smoke, heat or flames
block your exit routes, stay in the
room with the door closed. Signal
for help using a bright-colbred
cloth at the window. If there is a
telephone in the room, call the fire
department and tell .them where
You can help protect yourself
and your family from the dangers
of fire by planning now for an
emergency. Be smart-be safe,
For additional information on
Some fire safety or to become a
Disaster Resistant Neighborhoo0d
please contact the Capital Area
Chapter of the American Red
Cross in Tallahassee at 878-6080,,
in Apalachicola or visit the web
site at www.tallytowvn.com/red-