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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 4, 2001
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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NUMBER 18


Cocaine, Crack, Cash, and
Aut0 Seized In Drug Arrest
S Page 3A

Sharks Win 10th Annual
Gulf County Classic Page 8A

Holiday Action for Gators
* Stats on.Page 7A

Letters to the, Editor Page 4B

School News Read Page 6A

Classifieds Pages 5-7A

Worship Opportunities
and Obituaries See Page 6A

Law Enforcement Activities
City & County on Page 7A

Gulfs Unemployment
Rate Holds at 5.7%
Recently released unemnploy-
tient rates show that Gulf County
is still holding on to the marked
improvement has made over the
past year.
Gulfs rate came in at 5.7%
for the month of November which
is slightly higher than October's
4.8% rate. Gulf County does con-
tiriue to have the greatest over-
the-year decline in unemployment
rate at -6.8 percentage points.
Gulf ranks #14 on the state's
latest listing of Florida's 67 coun-
ties.
According to the state figures,
297 people were unemployed in
Gulf during November and 250
A were jobless during October.
November .one year ago.. Gulf.
CoUnty's workforce was 5,560
workers, ,of which 594 were
unemployed for a 12.5% rate. In
November' 2000 (one year later)
that workforce has been reduced
to 5,247 (-313 workers).

Deer In Rut At
Mexico Beach
Last week we reported that a
Mexico Beach residence had a
rather unwelcome visitor when a
six point buck crashed into the
home through a bedroom window.
This week's Mexico Beach deer
report is equally as bizarre.
Officer John Murnan report-
ed that several deer were spotted
blocking the road at 38th Street
and Highway 98 early Sunday
afternoon. Yes. this was New
Year's Eve. but evidently the large
buck chasing four does was want-
ing to have his party a little early.
Murnan said two of the does
returned to the woods and the
other two were chased by the
buck into the Gulf of Mexico and
swam offshore. He assumed the
twve does went offshore and
drowned but the buck went back
across the Highway and reported -
Iy' burst through a window at a
residence on 35th Street before
S returning to the woods.
S: Murnan said Flonda Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion officers believe that the prob-
lem is coming from bucks which
are in rut during this time of year.
Not only are they chasing does
looking for a mate. but they are
also extremely aggressive and will
attack other bucks, or in the case
of the two reported house attacks.
even their own shadows.
se Murnan cautioned citizens- to
use extreme caution should they
encounter one of. these bucks.
They can be very aggressive thus
creating a danger to individuals.
The rut should be over within
a few weeks and deer will return
to their regular habits, game offi-
cials said.

Living History Day
SConstitution Convention
Museum State Park, 200 Allen
Memorial Way, Port St. Joe, will
be hosting a Living History Day on
January 11, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00
p.m. The public is invited to inter-
act with demonstrators who will
bring history to life through
crafts, cuisine, and festivities
from territorial Florida. Admission
will be free for both outdoor
exhibitors and museum tours.


Two Sections
32C Per Copy 3 5
Plus 3 Tax.. .


First Street Remake
Fira r,,Laes, Sid el Par of Projec


New Traffic Light, Paving, NTrn Lanes, Sidewalks Part of Project


Port St. Joe city commission-
ers awarded the bid for a whole
scale. remake of First Street,
where it intersects Highway 98,
during their regular meeting
Tuesday evening.
GAC Contractors, of Panama
City, was deemed the lowest and
best bidder with its price tag of
$721,475.35. The work is being
financed by a conglomerate of
grants. Part of this funding is
based upon new jobs being creat-
ed by the construction of Port City
Shopping Center at the corner of
Highway 98 and First Street.,
The. construction contract
calls for resurfacing and widening
of First Street from Highway 98 to
St. Joseph Bay, installation of a
new traffic light complete with
turn lanes on First Street and
Highway 98,. ,and pedestrian
crossings. Sewer lines will also be
replaced and a new lift station will
be installed along with construc-
tion of stormwater drainage and
sidewalks will be added.
Commissioners unanimously
agreed to accept the low bid after
bids were reviewed. by Project
Engineer Bill Kennedy .and


Attorney Billy Joe Rish.
Sewer Feasibility Report
Preble-Rish, Inc. engineer
Philip Jones gave commissioners"
copies of a feasibility .study of
changes in the way the city treats
sewage.
SThe report evaluates chang-
ing to a land application system to
meet the city's current and future
needs. Currently, approximately
1.5 million gallons per day is
being treated in a system
designed to treat industrial/
domestic wastewater in quanttites
far exceeding this amount. The
giant wastewater treatment plant
can treat up to 35 to 40 million
gallons of wastewater per day.
The land application design
being evaluated could treat up to
3.5 million gallons per day. This
would handle the needs of the
city, Arizona Chemical, and
future growth including the treat-
ment of extended growth areas
such as St. Joe Beach. The sys-
tem would include pre-treatment
and screening before the waste-s
water is placed in a 70 acre per-
colation pond. The board sched -
uled a workshop for January- 9th


to review the study.
Port St. Joe is in phase one of
an extensive sewer system reno-
.vatjon program assisted through


state grant funding.
Frank Pate Park
and Boat Ramp
Commissioners agreed


to, go


out for bids to begin work on the
$150,000 state recreation grant

(See Boat Ramp on Page 3)


Five constitutional officers
officially began new terms in
office Tuesday morning, and then



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participated in joint swearing-in
ceremonies that afternoon.
New Gulf County Clerk of the


Court Douglas C. Birmingham
was first up in the Gulf County.
Courtroom. He received the oath
I "


drawing no opposition for re-elec-
tion.
New Gulf County Tax


Doug Birmingham takes the oath of office from George Core (standing far right). Shown with him are daughter Judith, wife Becky, parents
Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Birmingham, sister Galena Pippin, and in the rear are sisters Connie St. Clair and Joyce Groom and mother-in-law Georgia
Prescott. In the photo at right Frank McKeithen is sworn in as sheriff by Judge Fred Witten as McKeithen's wife Diane and daughter All assist.


Shown in the left photograph are Kesley Colbert, wife Cathy, Judge Fred Witten. Josh Colbert. Leo Helm,
to are Johnny J6nkins, Rev. David Fernandez, Johnny Jenkins, Sr., and Nikki, Shirley and Sally Jenkins.
of office from former Clerk of the


Linda Griffin is sworn in by Bro. Dave Fernandez, right, assisted
by her husband Gus. Also shown are Kim Williams and Mamie Dupree.


Court George Y. Core.
Birmingham's .family joined
him fori the ceremony and his
father held the Bible as he recited
the oath of office. He was suc-
cessful in his bid for office follow-
ing the retirement announcement
of former clerk Benny Lister.
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen was joined by his wife
and daughter as .he was sworn in
and Gulf County Judge Fred
Witten conducted the ceremony.
Sheriff McKeittien returned to
office unopposed.
Gulf County Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert also took
the oath of office from Judge
Witten. His wife and children
joined him for the ceremonies.
He also returns to office after


and Jesse Colbert. In the right pho-

Collector Shirley Jenkins wrote a
chapter in Gulf County history
when she took the oath of office.
She became the first black woman
to be elected to a constitutional
office in the history of Gulf
County;
SThis fact was never an issue
during the campaign as she won
in 14 of Gulfs 15 precincts.
She was joined by her family
as she took the oath of .office
administered by the Reverend
David Fernandez.
Jenkins will be taking over
from past Tax Collector Eda Ruth
Taylor who retired at the conclu-
sion of this term in office.
Linda' Griffin also took the
oath Of office from Brother David
Fernandez as she was joined by
members of her family.
Griffin will be taking over the


duties of Supervisor of Elections
following the retirement of. Cora
Sue Robinson.
After the ceremonies all of the
" officials, th'ir amilies', arid
friends joined together for a joint
reception for the new officials.

K-9 Training
Hosted by GC
Sheriff's Dept.
The Gulf County Sheriffs
Office in conjunction with
N.A.P.W.D.A. and the Florida
Sheriff's Task Force is sponsoring
a five day K-9 training program
.January 8th to i2th.
Top instructors will be on
hand at the school during the
wveek-long session being held at
the Gulf-Franklin extension of
Gulf Coast Community College.
Several area counties and cities
have already signed up for the
certification program.
On Wednesday afternoon,
January 10th, the public is invit-
ed to attend a demonstration por-
tion of the training, program. The
demonstration will be held on
county property adjacent to the
Gulf County Courthouse complex
beginning at 1:00 p.m. (ET) and
everyone is invited to get a first-
hand look at the K-9 dogs work-
ing.

Cold Weather
Chills Sea Turtles
Up until just a few months
ago it was riot even known that
green sea turtles were staying in
St. Joseph Bay. Since that discov-
ery, we're finding there are many
more turtles in the bay than was
believed.
Recerit cold temperatures
have created problems for those
turtles though,/ and local turtle
patrol volunteers have been busy
saving young turtles. Most of the
ones treated have been washed to
shore after being cold-stunned.
Barbara Eells reported
Tuesday that the volunteers are
patrolling the bay and retrieving
the cold turtles. They are then
being carried to Gulf World
Marine Park in Panama City and
placed in heated pools for rehabil-
itation. Once the weather Warms,
they will be returned back into St.
Joseph Bay.
Most of the turtles that have
been washed up to date have been
endangered green sea turtles, but
one rare Kemips Ridley turtle was
also in the group.
Over 60 turtles have report-
edly been retrieved thus far, most
of which are surviving the ordeal.


-" The Slar 6n Line at hltp:l/www.StarFL.com
RT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JANUARY


Five Constitutional Officers Take Over

Birmingham, McKeithen, Colbert, Jenkins, and Griffin Start Terms Tuesday


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001


Hunker Down With Kes


by Kesley Colbert


Resolutions I Have Known


We Can Celebrate Again

Some of you may recall one of the late 1999 or early 2000 edito-
rials that dealt with the new millennium.
The premise, was, is, and will continue to be that we celebrated
the new millennium in the, wrong year. The new millennium actual-
ly began at the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2001.
Over the past few days, several daily newspapers have taken up
valuable news space to deliver this message that-we so plainly point-
ed out a full year ago. They have even gone so far as to validate their
revelation by pointing out the fact that several "learned" scholars
have gone through rather lengthy explanation as to how and why
2001 is the new millennium and not the year 2000.
Shoot, it didn't take a 'learned" scholar for us to figure this out.
Dick Lamberson and I worked through the specifics of this theory in
the front office of The Star last year just simply relying on our ele-
mentary math background he did bring the subject up first-
but, I was fixing to.
When we count we go from I to 10. Right? Then 11 to 20 .
All the way to 100 Then we go 101 to 200, etc., etc., etc..
All the way to 1.000-Then we start a new thousand with 1001.
I know Billy Barlow (fifth grade math teacher who thought he
had been a total failure with his efforts on me) has got to be very
proud of how I have figured this millennium stuff out with only a lit-
tle help from my friends.
Using this simple math principle, it's very easy to see that the
new millennium definitely began in 2001 and runs until the year
3000.
The reason all of this was allowed to happen is simple-every-
body wanted to celebrate twice.
Happy millennium!


Shopping At Home Helps Us All

Shirley and I were almost able to buy all of the Christmas pre-
sents we bought this year from Gulf County merchants and
Cabella's outdoor catalog.
Several new stores and shops have opened up over the past year
or so throughout the county, and they are now marketing products
that are needed but were not available in Gulf County before their
opening.
I can't count the number of times I've heard folks throughout
the county say they wished certain products could be purchased in
Gulf County. Well. that day has partially come. Many of those wish
list items can now be bought right here in Gulf County without hav-
ing to drive anywhere else to get them.
This is good news!!!
It's also "Economic Development 101" being put into action.
Those-entrepreneurs who borrow money and took the risk to v'en-
ture out as small businessmen and women are the life blood of our
county, our state. and our country's economy.
Not only do they provide a strong tax base. but just as impor-
tantly, they hire local people to help service the needs of their cus-
tomers. Those customers in turn are adding to the formula by recir-
culating dollars which are in turn reinvested within the community
to bring even more services, more jobs. and ultimately an even
stronger tax base to the county.
This formula works, and it works very well. but only if all par-
ties involved in the formula are having their needs met. Business
owners have to turn a profit and customers must be able to pur-
chase quality merchandise at a competitive price.
As a businessman. I understand the challenges of doing busi-
ness in today's fast paced Super WalMart atmosphere. As a cus-
tomer, I also can see the many needs and the reasoning behind get-
ting the most punch out of every dollar earned.
As we enter this new year. I hope we continue to see this trend
of economic transition to Ilourish. I furthermore hope that cus-
tomers will share with business persons what they would like to see
in their stores and what store owners need to do in order to get their
business.
On the other hand. business owners need to be ever listening to
what their customers are saying and looking for ways to make
another satisfied customer .
If you haven't checked out the business atmosphere around here
lately, you might be happy to see some of the changes in the air.


'I believe it was January of
1956. It was the first day,back to
school after the Christmas holi-
days. Miss Belle was going around
the room with the New Year's reso-
lution thing. I'm eight years old. IL
didn't "see" past the middle of the'
next hour!
Anne Alexander was going to
do a good deed for each one of her


neighbors. Budd \WVi.gleton was
going tO earn enough money to
help his parents finish their house.
Bobby Brewer was -;uine to make
better grades. LaRenda Bradfield
was going to w-rite a poem about
her grandmother.
They =were moving down the
row ... it was about to be my turn
S Let me think ,.
I stood up and publicly
declared that my goal .for the
upcoming year was to ha\e more"
lun and play more baseball!
I remember one a couple of
years later ,that I vowed to, keep.
George Sex.ton had mo\ed in down
below us and he'd beat me utp a


time or two when we were playing
at the big, ditch behind his house.
I 'purposed' in the new year to
bash in tiis skull the first chance I
got.
Fate must'a been with me on
this one. The .er\ next Saturday I
slipped up on him unseen as he
tried to float some kind of little'
wooden boat in the small stream
that ran through the ditch. I
swung out on a grapevine and
dropped right down on his head!
We were about the same size.
But 'he was a wiry little guy..And'
tough as whet-leather. We rolled
around in the water, muck, and
muLid until he somehow got on top


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and proceeded to pound me in the
face and shoulders.
I wouldn't be caught unaware
again! I piled up some crab apples
and waited behind Archie Moore's'
stone fence. He had to walk this
way coring home. As he turned off
the road and started down the
path, I let him 'have it!,I hit hun" in
the knee, one time in the arm, got
him real good in the back, glanced
one off his shoulder . and rahn
out of ammunition.
George caught up with me in
Aunt Jessie's front yard and made:
me eat one of those hard as brick-,
bats, detestable, repugnant and,
totally un-digestible crab apples!
This new year's resolution'
thing ain't all it's cracked iup to be!
And you'd better be danged careful
about what you resolute! ,
My junior year in. high sch6ol0
it was Mary Hadley Hayden. This
would be the year! I could "feel";it.
In 1964 she would go on a date
with'me!
Once the resolution was in
place I figured I'd get an early,
start. I called her on New Year's
Eve, "Mary Hadley, some of us are
going to watch the Cotton Bowl out'
at Ricky Gene's house. I was won-
dering if-"
"Drop dead."
"Mary Hadley. Mary'! .
Mary?" We must'a got cut off. Or.
maybe she doesn't want to listen to,
Lindsey Nelson ..
I tried after every basketball
game. "I'll walk you home if .vou'd
like."
"No thanks, I need to thirik:
about tonight's game. -
She was about the most dedi-
cated team player I ever saw.
I tried during the baseball sea-
son. "Hey Mary Hadley. you want
to ride out to the dairy bar after
the game and get "a chocolate
malt?"
"You hit three home runs and
I'll go with you."
Bless her heart, she was trying
to inspire me. 'Course, she might-
not'a understood that raibr thin'
line between inspiration aKid
hopelessriess!
Right before-I put the big move
on her at the swimming pool that
summer-she started dating George;
Sexton!
I made it to December of rny
freshman year in college. Barely!
You talk about a resolution! I made
a pledge to my heart for the
upcoming year not to come back! I1
was through with school. Arid"
books. And professors. And leariti
ing. 'I couldn't survive another six
months of this!
Dad saw it a, little differently.
He made me an offer pertaining to
college that I couldn't refuse! And
listen, .I've seen some tough profes-
sors-but they' ain't even in the
same league as my father!! '
I-got married and vowed each
year to be the best husband .
Cathy laughs and laughs over that
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


I've Been 'Bowl"ing My Way Into A Great New Year!


THE NEW YEAR finally
arrived. Four days ago. The year
of 2001 is now "old hat." The new
year came'in like a lion and acts
like it is here to stay in its pre-
sent form!
Those folks out in Arkansas
had it rough the week. after
Christmas and are still living like
the pioneers, did, without elec-
tricity for many of them and ice
all over the place.
It's nice to live in Florida
despite the fact that we, don't
have snow and ice. I, personally,
can do without it!
Then there are some smart
folks who give up trying to exist
in that type weather and just
move here. ,
One such person is' Bob
Bolduc, who shows up here from
Michigan around the first of
November and stays until the
snow and ice is gone back home.
Another couple is Gene and
Beulah Landers from Indiana
who sold their home .there this


S\ Oklahoma-just after the covered
wagon days-but my sentiments
U I are still in the dust bowl state. All
L my children root' for Florida
State, so I am supposed to, tool
And I now live in the same state
along with the Seminoles, so I
S ,have a soft spot in my heart for
( their well-being.


year and are building a new one,
here, on Garrison Avenue where
they will loll in the comparatively
warm weather.
Gene was superintendent of
a water system for a number of
years back in Indiana and retired
a few years ago. They have been
coming here every winter for the
past few years and finally decided
to chuck it all and come to stay.
These are -only two of the
myriads of 'folks who come to
spend the winter, and some just
decide to stay and give their snow
shovel away and make the move.

NOW THAT WINTER has


come, along wiith the new year
and its college football b'owl
games, it won't take much to per-'"
suade me to stay inside. glued to'
the. TV, at least until the bowl
games are over.
I've laid up a supply of pop-
corn and potato chips-neither of,
which I'm supposed to eat-and
watch football games until my
eyes water.
' The epitome of games is sup-
posed to be the "Orange Bowl'
game for the national champ i-
onship, between' Oklahoma and-
Florida State.
My loyalties are divided irn
this -one. I came from


Nly loyalties aren't true-blue
foar either team, because of the
t, -situation I find myself in.
It's a little easier deciding
,which team to root 'for in the
Sugar Bowl. The only, ones from
this neck of the woods rooting for
Miami,, of which I am aware are
Rev. Dave Fernandez and Johnny
Linton! That's an easy one to
place loyalties in. It's with Florida
all thle way!

A COUPLE OF WEEKS ago,
the sports section of the News
Herald carried a list of the bowl
games and listed where they
would be played. That list was a
half a column long!


. ,Thre's enough bowl games
played each year, that every col-
lege can find one .to g to.
; suspect' that a' number -of
the games are. sparsely attended,
like the Hula Bowl was. The Hula-
Bowl featured a pretty good gamrie'
between :two evenly .matched
teams, but there was hardly,,,any-
body in the stands. ,
There, ate evidently too rhatty
bowl games played, or there's not
enough "New Year's Day" to go
around.
:This, is being written Friday
arid there is a bowl game-or two,
or three-every day, until next
Wednesday!
Even a "football fanatic"
ought to get his fill of watching
the game played by top-notch
teams. '
On top of that, the profes-
sional teams are in the. throes of
their play-off gaffies, worked in
around the college bowl games.

CHANGING THE SUBJECT


for these last few lines; I am still
stuffed with Christmas eating!
We started eating Christmas
dinner last Friday evening, and
ate it-or feasts which could pass
for a Christmas dinner-every
day to, and Including, Christma,'
day! But I haven't had a spoonful
of turkey and dressing to this
day! ,, .. ,
I received a couple of sweat
shirts and regular shirts, a jack-'
et, and several odds and ends, as
well as a LOT of food for the'big
day.
A grandson gave me a gift
certificate to 'a restaurant which 'I
will surely use.
I'm amazed every year at thi
gifts selected by the purchasers,
as. useful gifts for those who have
everything.

BY THE WAY, I see a, new,
2001 calendar, stuck on the bot-
tom of the computer screen I am
using to set this blurb, so every-
body hasn't stopped giving them!


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday oa 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Periodical Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
William H. Ramsey . Editor & Publisher, President
W esley R. Ramsey . ... . Editor E-meritus
Shirley Ramsey . Graphic Design/Office Manager


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THE STAR, PORT ST, JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001 PAGE 3A



Cocaine, Crack, Cash and Car Are Seized


In Two Separate Drug Investigations; Arrests Made During Holidays


Gulf County Sheriffs
Department investigators have
been busy working two separate
drug investigations over the past
few weeks. '
Cesar Pena was arrested' on
the Thursday prior to Christmas
and charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to distribute.
SOn January 1st, Jasmin
Thomas, a/k/a "Poke,"' was
arrested 'and charged with the
sale of crack cocaine and posses-


slon of marijuana. Taran Thomas
was also arrested along with
Jasmin and charged with princi-
pal to the sale and resisting arrest
with violence.
Pena was arrested after the
sheriffs office had received word
that someone was selling drugs
out of a motel room at the Gulf
Sands Motel at St. Joe Beach. The
area was put under surveillance
and subsequently drug dogs were
called in to check out the area.


According to Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen, the first
dog walked by several rooms and
alerted on one of them. A second
drug dog also was taken by sever-
al rooms and it alerted on the
same room. A search warrant
request was then made and
granted for the room in question.
Pena was apprehended and
the room was searched. Ten
grams of powdered cocaine. divid-
ed'into four "8 ball" packets, was
discovered inside the motel room.


Powdered cocaine has a street
value of approximately $100 per
gram.,
Pena was also discovered to
be an illegal immigrant and has
used several aliases since enter-
,ing the states from Mexico. He is
being held in the Gull County Jail
under a $50.000 bond set by Gulf
County Judge Fred Witten. IHe-
also is being held for the immigra-
Lion department for extradition.
Jasmin (24) and Taran
Thomas (21) were arre-ted on
New Year's Eve after an undercov-
er purchase of crack cocaine was
made from Jasmin by undercover'
officers.
.Alongwith the arrest, $500 in
cash, a 1983 Chevrolet Impala,
and five rocks of cocaine (valued
at approximately $250) were con-
fiscated. As of Tuesday afternoon.
Jasmin Thomas remained lodged
in the Gulf County Jail under a
$25,000 bond.

A quantity of cash, cocaine,
and crack cocaine were seized in
drug arrests.


Commissioners review plans to renovate the boat launch facilities at Frank Pate Park.


Boat Rami


funded Frank Pate park project
The major portion of th
funding will go toward rework
the boat launching facilities at I
pier. This will be a major overha
S qmpl;te.. with dredging t '
The state approved the gra
in, late October and Proji
Engineer Bill Kennedy has be
busy since that date taking ca
of surveying. engineering, a
permitting details. Neither I
Corps of Engineers r
Department of Environmen
Protection permits have be
received to date. but Kennedy
in. hopes that those permits w
be approved near the date I
bids will be awarded.
The project is being expedii
as much as possible in order
have the launch finished as sc
as possible for surmner traffic.
In Other Business
*Discussed road problem
with the Port St. Joe Downto
Redevelopment Project. Ri
Avenue has numerous potho
where cars park along the roa
side.


Kesley
'(From Page
one. And 'reminds me every'
that it's about time to start .
Josh and Jess' came albng.,
S amazing what a couple of kids
do to your new \year's resolution
got geared into their health
happiness. It ,was a- lot n
important to me that each of th
have a good year.
As a matter of fact I don't th
I've laid out a resolution inri
past twenty years that didn't hi
around one, or in most cases,. b
of the boys.
Well brother, this year is dif
'ent! The kids are basically, gon
have raised them about all I ca
a fact they point out to me Fa
often and very demonstratively
:That leaves me to my.
devices. And my own resolutK
And I have put a great dea
thought and foresight into exa
what kind of promise I'm going,
make to myself-for the upcom
year .
I'm going to have more fun'
play more baseball!'
Please'Join Me,
Kes


' From Page 1


t. : The problem could ultimately
hat fall back on faulty base or made-
ng quate asphalt-either of which
the could place the city in a suit with
aul the job's contractor if that is
he proven to be the case. Core sam-
pIles of the'paing job are current-
ant I-Y being evaluated to see if they
ect meet specifications.
!en
are 'No bids were received for
nd request for proposals to lease the
the Ward Ridge City Hall building
ior from the city. The board decided
tal to readvertise for RFP's.
en 'Heard from Sally Jenkins
is about the commercial/business
hel garbage rates being charged at,,
t her home. She noted that her
husband's business did not gen-
ted rate garbage so they should not
to be charged the fee
)on The board has held a public

DRA Meeting
ms
wn The Downtown Redevelop-
eid ment Agenc \will hold its monthly
les meeting on Tuesday. January
ad- 9th. at 6:15 p.m.. ET. The meeting
will be held at Preble-Rish. Inc..
located at 401 Reid Avenue in
Port St. Joe. All members are
urged to attend.



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workshop on this issue and it has
been noted that many downtown
businesses do not generate trash,
but are still charged commercial
rates. The essence of city policy is
that persons with' business
licenses pay commercial rates
*Agreed 'to advertise for
Eighth Street stormwater/road-
work project bids.


TYNDALL FEDERAL


CREDIT UNION


Announces Member Appreciation

Bonus and Rebate



Bonus Dividend on

Mon Market and

Regular Share

SAccount.




6 0Loan Interest Rebate*




In appreciation of your continued support, the Board of Directors

of Tyndall Federal Credit Union has declared a Bonus Dividend

and Loan Interest Rebate for the last quarter of 2000. Thank you
for your past patronage; we look forward to serving you in the


TYNDALL FEDERAL
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*Excludes VISA loans, Student loans and Real Estate loans.
Loans must have been repaid according to terms in order to qualify.
Bonus not paid on dividends earned.


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Judge `ichardAf lritton




S ishes to invite al fiis Quf iCounty friends .to

Shis officialswearing in ceremony


4pm 'Thiursuday, anuary 4th, 2001

at the Bay County Courthouse


C efreshtments. iff( foifiio and an opportunity .

to visit th udge and- the .l1britton am fif.


coming year.







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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001


From left are Barbara Fletcher, step-mother of the groom, Charlotte Nedley, mother of tl
bride, Patricia Nedley, honoree, Pamela Long, mother of the groom, and Marilyn Nelson, gran
mother of the groom.

Bridal Coffee Fetes Bride-Elect


Ann Marie Shores

It's A Girl!
Jerry and Catherine Shores of
Panama City would like to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Ann Marie, on
November 7, at Gulf Coast
Hospital.
Baby Ann Marie was wel-
comed home by her brother,
Carson. Her proud grandparents
are Janice Fitzsimmons of.
Panama City: and Carson and
Frances Shores of St. Joe Beach.


St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club was the setting of a bridal
coffee. on December 16, honoring
Patricia Ann Nedley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Nedley.
,Patricia is the bride-elect of
Jonathan Fletcher of Lake Wales.
Approximately. 125 guests
were greeted ,by Patricia, her
mother Mrs. Robert Nedley,: Mrs.
Tim Long, mother of the groom
and Mrs. Charles Norton who

"Do It Yourself'
On January 11, at the Port St.
Joe Garden.Club, Flora Blackiman
will be presenting a program
called "Do It Yourself." Everyone
attending should bring .their own
materials to make floral arrange-
ments or bows. "
Hostesses will be Louise
Parker, Sally Gainous, and Elaine
Jackson. The public is invited to
attend.

Couple United
I Shane Royce Duncan, Jennie
Maurine Whitfield, and John
Howard Grantham, Jr. wish to
announce the marriage of their
parents, Peggy Maurine Ducan
and John Howard Grantham. Sr.
, The couple was united to mat-
nmony on Saturday. November
25, in Tallahassee.


assisted with the introductions.
A variety of finger foods,
petits fours and other party foods
were served during the appointed
hours from tables covered, with
white cut work cloths featuring
silver, cut glass and a Christmas
motif that beautifully comple-
mented the club. Coffee frappe
was served from a large silver
punch bowl by Mrs. Phillip Ned-'
ley, sister-in-law of the bride.
Stacy Gideons of Lake Wales, and
Melody Smith of Port St. Joe
presided over the guest book.
Hostesses for the occasion
were Mrs. Perry Adkison, Mrs.
Ashley Costin, Ms. Carol Faison,
Mrs. Jo Land, Mrs. Steve
Lawrence, Mrs. Mary Alice Lyons,
Mrs. Charles Norton, Mrs. Danny
Tankersley, Miss Denise Williams,
and Mrs. J.T. Wood.
Immediately following the cof-
fee, a delicious. salad luncheon,
prepared by Mrs. Wayne Ernst
and hosted by Mrs. Robert Ned-
ley, was served to out-of-town
guests and hostesses.


Savory Bread Completes Hearty Winter
^ ,- .f =..o ..,., ,,


Ballroom Dancing
Resumes at Dixie Theatre
Beginning Friday, January
12th, ballroom dancing will once
again enliven the Dixie Theatre in
historic Apalachicola.
At 7:00 p.m. there will be one
half hour of free instruction for
beginning and veteran dancers
alike by a professional ballroom
dance instructor. Learn to waltz,
foxtrot, rumba, tango, cha cha,
jitterbug, and more.
Dancing will continue until
10:00 p.m.. There will be non-alo-
cholic refreshments served during
the dancing hours.
The whole evening will cost
just $5 per person. Future dances
at the Dixie Theatre will be on
Friday, February 9th, and Friday,
March 9th.
Ballroom dancing is enjoying
renewed popularity throughout
the world. It is seriously being
considered as 'an event for the
2008 Olympic Games.
Everyone is welcome to join
the fun of ballroom dancing at the
Dixie Theatre, on these dates, at
7:00 p.m.

Thanks For The Joy
of Christmas Wishes
The City of Mexico Beach
Department of Ptiblic Safety, and
the Beaches Lions Club would like
to thank those responsible for
bringing joy to those less fortu-
nate this year by way of monetary
donations, gifts of toys, and
clothes,, and those who donated
their time.
The Christmas Wishes pro-
gram is in its third year, and the
reception by the community con-
tinues to grow.
This year's special thanks
goes out to: Chubby Chicken and
Bakery, Target Stores, Driftwood
Inn, Fish House Restaurant,
Parker Realty, Jimmy and Cheryll
McLean, William Hodgsdon, First
United Methodist Church, Earl
Schaefer, Wal-Mart Stores, K-Mart
Stores Our Lady of Guadalupe-
Altar Society, ,Gulf View Motel,
Jane Arnold, Beaches Lions Club,
Council Member David Miller,
Nellie Klope, and Express Lane
#5.


sun-dried tomato halves:
(not packed in oil) *
cups Original Bisquick
package (8 ounces) feta cheese,
coarsely crumbled
cup milk
cup roasted red bell (sweet)
peppers t'from 7-ounce jar).
drained and finely chopped


1 tablespoon chopped fresh or I
teaspoon dried oregano leaves.
1. tablespoon chopped fresh or I
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 clo.e garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil


Heat o'wn 10to 425 Grease square pan. 9\9x2 inches. Cover dried tomatoes
with boiling %water. Lei stand 10 rrunutes; drain Finely chop tomatoes.
Mi.\ Bisquick. tomatoes, half of the cheese and the milk in medium bowl until
dough forms. Mix remaining cheese, the bell peppers, oregano, basil, garlic and
oil in small bow1 Drop half of the dough by tablespoonfuls closely together in
irregular pattern in pan. Spoon half of the cheese mixture over dough. Drop
remaining dough over cheese mixture. Top %with remaining cheese mixture.
Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown Serxe warm. Makes 6 servings.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft6: Use 2 1/4 cups Bisquick. Bake about
25 min.


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January 13, 2001 10:00 A.M. till finished
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Puppies for the pickin'.


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These two little ladles, along home.
with others at the humane society Fo
would love to keep you company may c
on these cold wintery days. Huma
At present the humane soci- visit, t
ety has these two small females, sanbla
approx 12 to 13 pounds each; one '
-seven week old bulldog mix
puppy; one free solid red, shep-, .
herd/lab mix female; two-three
month old red puppies, one male m
and one female; one-three month
old black/tan, small female; two-
13 week old lab/bulldog mix pup-
pies; three small red dogs; one
large lab/hound mix female; and
"Smokey", a smoke colored male
lab, neutered and free to a good

Domestic Violence


Presentation by Thomas
The Episcopal Church Women
will be hosting a Domestic
Violence presentation given by
Diversity Advocate, Eugenia
Thomas on Monday, January 8, at
Coldewey. Hall of St. James
Episcopal Church, located at 800i
22nd Street in Port St. Joe.
This is an opportunity for
gaining more knowledge about
spousal and family abuse, which
is a wide-spread problem in,''
today's world. The general public,
is invited to go and learn. A short-
business meeting will be held
afterwards, and light refresh-.
ments will be served after the
meeting.

Say you Saw It In 'Tie Star!


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ir more information, you
contact the St. Joseph Bay
ne Society at 227-1103 or
he web site at www.cape
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Nothing warms you up on a cold day like a bowl of hot soup. And nothing
helps round out a meal of soup like home baked bread. Bread, warm and fresh
from the oven, usually means a lot of work-something most cooks .don't have
time to do.
Made with Bisquick baking mix, this Savory Pull-Apart Bread doesn't require
yeast or kneading-making it simple to prepare and best of all, quick. The,
intense taste of sun-dried tomatoes is mixed with the flavors of tangy feta cheese,'
sweet roasted red bell peppers, and oregano, basil and garlic. A bowl of soup or!
a green salad and this savory bread make a great anytime meal or snack.
You can find this and other greai recipes in the new "Betty Crocker's Bisquick
Cookbook." The book contains recipes collected for 70 years-the ones you've
cut off the Bisquick box or clipped from an ad-along with some.soon-to-be
favorites. There are 140 recipes in all-each with a photo. "Betty Crocker's
Bisquick Cookbook" is spiral bound and costs.$21.95 ;
Savory Pull-Apart Bread -


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JANUARY 4. 2001


Federal Consumer Protection has confirmed the accuracy of the fuel saving described in this advertisement.
Device May Increase Gas Mileage Significantly


BOSTON After studying the
Platinum Gas Saver for five years,
Federal Consumer Protection
concluded: "Independent testing
shows greater-fuel savings with
the device than that claimed by the
developer (National Fuelsaver
Corporation of Boston)."
With a simple connection to
a vacuum line, the Gas Saver
adds microscopic quantities of
platinum to the air-fuel mixture
entering your engine.
Platinum was chosen for the
Gas Saver for the same reason
that it was chosen for the
catalytic converter. Platinum
has the unique ability to make
non-burning fuel burn.


Since the average gasoline
engine bums only 68% of each
gallon that you pump into it, and
since the unburnt fuel leaving an
engine is pollution, the platinum
of the catalytic converter bums
the 32%'of your fuel that did
not burn in the engine.
Unfortunately, the converter's
platinum bums this gasoline in
the tail pipe, where the heat and
energy produced from burning
this fuel cannot be harnessed to
drive your vehicle.
But by adding platinum to the
air-fuel mixture, the Gas Saver
enables most of this fuel to burn
while it is still inside the engine,
converting potential pollution


into 22% more miles per gallon.
In addition to this government
study, the Gas Saver has received
patents for cleaning out the
carbon deposits and raising
octane, making premium fuel
unnecessary for most vehicles.
Joel Robinson, the developer,
commented: "We have sold
almost a half million Gas Savers.
To our surprise, as many people
buy the Gas Saver because it
extends engine life (by cleaning
out the abrasive carbon deposits)
as buy it to increase gas mileage
or raise octane."
For further information call:
1-800-537-7427 or
1-617-244-1210


a soft dough. Turn out onto surface dust
Tasty New Year's Resolution: ed with additional biscuit and bakig
mix. Knead 10 times. Divide dough int
Give Up.Calories, Not Flavor! 16 pieces. Using the palms of you
hands, roll out dough to make long nar
Serve Bisque with Biscuit Sticks row sticks. Place on baking sheets tha
-echave been coated with cooking spray
S Brush with olive oil. Bake at 4500 for 12
to 14 minutes or until golden brown
Makes 16 biscuit sticks (8 servings).
Visit the Pioneer Brand Web site at
.www.pioneermills.com for more infor
mation,

Birth Announcement
Richard.and Candice Jacksor
are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Shayleigh
Briann, born on November 30
She weighed seven pounds and 10
.. ": ounces, and was 21 inches long.
Shayleigh was -welcomed
hnri b hir hid bhrn Dlq'~u


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4. .- .


You'll love these new recipes f
Caramelized Onion Bisque. Wheth
or not the new year finds you trying
lose a few pounds, this cream-sty
soup is sure to please your palate. Y
worft even know you're eating "resol
tion-foods" because you'll be enjoyii
the flavorful richness of this quick ai
easy-to-make meal.
a T4e culinary professionals at Pi
; neeiBrand have developed two ve
sion,, of this popular-newfste comb
nation. Both recipes use lots of onio
chicken or beef broth, and no-f
country or brown gravy mix. TI
onions take on a sweet flavor wht
just a bit of brown sugar is used'
caramelize them; they soften and tui
golden brown as the sugar liquifie
The flavor is enhanced even more wi
a splash of % me or sherry and a bit
Siss cheese. "The gravy mix add
just the right seasonings and thicket
ing needed for the soup, withoi
adding an) fat," says Marrgi Wa
strom culinary professional for Pit
neer .Brand. "When I'm entertainer
friends, I serve small portions of th
rich soup as a first course to excite th
taste buds and whet the appetitet
FEeryone loves it!" says-Ms. Wa
strong.
Serve .the bisque with Rosemar
Bisciot Sticks, hot and fresh, straig]
from the oven.
Creamy Caramelized
Onion Bisque
The evaporated skim milk adds
more creaminess to this soup.
4 large sweet onions, chopped
(such as Vidalia; about 6 to 8 cups)
2 tablespoons'packed brown sugar
' 2 tablespoons' canola oil
2 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) or 1 carton
(32 oz.) fat-free, reduced-sodium
chicken broth
1/3 cup white wine'
1 package (2,75 oz.) Pioneer No-Fat c
Regular Country Gravy Mix
1/2 cup cool water
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated skim milk
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz.)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley,


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Government Produced
Test Data
The government studied fuel saving
test data on vehicles made by several
auto makers using the Gas Saver.
This is the data they produced from
a fleet of 15 identical 5-liter vehicles.
Vehicle Miles/gal. Miles/gal. Percentage
Number without with Increase
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2
3
4
5
6
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9
.10
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12
13
14
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20.7 46.8%
18.8 44.6%
17.1 40.2%
13.3 38.5%
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13.1 33.7%
18.4 28.7%
13.9 28.7%
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17.5 10.8%
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Shirley Tillman of Mississippi,,
and Bobby and Elaine Jackson of
Port St., Joe.


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or if desired
1er In large saucepan, cook and stir onions,
to brown sugar and oil until onions are ten-
'le der, about 10 minutes. Stir in chicken
ou broth and wine; heat' to boil. Reduce
u- heat; simmer 10 minutes: In small bo\\ I,
ng dissolve gravy mix min water; stir into
nd onion mixture. Cook and stir until
slightly thickened. Remove from heat,
o- add milk and cheese. Stir until cheese is
*r- melted. Garnish with parsley or addi-
ii- tional cheese. Makes 81 servings: .
in,
at Caramelized 00ion Bisque
he This version uses bee) broth and
en brown gravy mix to season the
to cream soup.
rti 4 large sweet onions, chopped
Is. (such as Vidalia; about 6 to 8 cups
th 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
of-
S2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) beef broth
ni-
ut 1/3 cup dry sherry' 1
1- 1 package (1.61 oz.) Pioneer No-Fat or
0-., Regular Brown Gravy Mix
1g 1/2 cup cool water
is 1 cup skim milk
Ie 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz I
e. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley.
if desired
In large saucepan, cook and stir onions,
Brown sugar andoil until onions are ten-
der, about 10 minutes. Stir in beef broth
and sherry; heat to boil. Reduce heat.
simmer 10 minutes. In small bowl, dis-
solve gravy mix in water; stir into, onion
mixture. Cook and stir until slightlN
thickened. Remove from heat; add milk
and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted
Garnish with parsley or additional
:cheese. Makes 8 servings.
Rosemary Biscuit Sticks
These crispy biscuit sticks are best
served hot-right out of the oven
3 cups Pioneer Buttermilk
Biscuit & Baking Mix
ir 2 teaspoons dried or fresh rosemary
leaves, crushed or snipped
1 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons olive oil '
In large bowl, stir together biscuit and
baking mix, rosemary and milk to make


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Thank You Santa
Dear Santa,
Thank you deav Santa for the-
presents. I like them very much.
Love, Tyler
This letter was received at the
Post Office in Port St. Joe and for-
warded to The Star for publication.
The Star promises to make sure
Santa sees this card of thankss, It is
sure to be appreciated by the big
guy.


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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001
From the Principal of

Wewahitchka ,


High School

by Dr. Bill Truby ,


It is our hope that the
Christmas and New Year's holi-
days were a great time for you and
your family.' May the cause of our
celebration not be lost as we ven-
ture into this new year.
Getting off to a good start as
we return to school is more than
a good idea: It is the best way to
Insure a future 'that opens doors
of opportunities. A quick summa-
ry of some quality pointers will
help families prepare for our
return.
* Organization-Teach your
child to use assignment note-
Sbooks and calendars t6 sched-
ule study time. Daily "To Do"
list are also helpful. WHS has
invested a great deal in our
student handbooks and plan-
ners for this very reason.
* Participation-Expect your
child to listen in class and take
good notes. Don't be afraid to
ask questions. As the saying
goes, for every one hand, there
are ten others with the same,
question or concern. Be a
leader!
* Dedication-Make.homework a
part of your child's daily rou-,
tine. Help to find a quiet, com-
fortable spot for studying. Even
if there are no assignments.
students should review notes
or handouts.
Review-Your child should
spend a short time reviewing
each' day. Notes from recent'
classes are especially good to
read over .
* Correction-lIt's important for
your child to correct wrong


answers on quizzes, home-
work, and tests. This reinforces
learning and prevents falling
behind. Encourage your
youngsters to bring all papers
home for this purpose and dis-
courage throwing away bad
tests because of poor grades.
By the way,' students will
return from vacation on January
10. They will report to TAP first
thing in order to receive schedules
for this new semester. Teachers
will be back on January 8th and
9th for pre-service and in-service..
Our offices are back on schedule
this week-business as' usual!
A quick look at our winter
sports', teams indicates that we
will be up and running again very
soon. Junior high boys' basket-
ball will play Port St. joe twice in
the next couple of weeks, the 16th
and 23rd to be exact.
The boys' varsity and junior
'varsity teams are back in action
January 9, 11, 12 and 16. All
games are at home and are
against. Liberty County,
Greensboro. Blountstown, and
Port St. Joe. Respectively JV
games begin at 6:00 and are fol-
lowed by the. varsity games at
about 7:15.
The Lady Gator basketball'
team plays at Rutherford at 4:00
'on the 9th, home against
Chattahoochee on the 10th at
4:30. and at Blountstown on the
12th at 6:00.
Other events and activities.
that are coming up this month
that require our attention include


the following. On the 15th there is
no school in observance of Martin
Luther King, Jr. Day. Offices will
also be closed on that day.


Benefit Sing for Hayden
Amazing Grace, the Rafflelds
and the Glenn Davis Family will
host a benefit sing for Sara
Hayden on Friday. January 5th at
7:00 p.m,, ET at the Highland
View Baptist Church, located at
382 Ling Street In Highland View.
Sara was critically injured in
an automobile accident on
November 19th and is a patient at
University of Alabama Medical
Center in Birmingham. At the pre-
sent time she is in the ICU unit
with extensive brain injuries.
Sara's family would like to
thank all of you for the prayers
and contributions you have so, ,
graciously given in her behalf.
The community and all sur-
rounding areas are invited to
attend this sing with all love offer-
ing proceeds going towards Sara's
medical expenses. You are also
asked to please keep Sara and her
family in your prayers. God bless
you for your continuing support.;


Monthly Gospel Sing
Everyone is invited to attend
the monthly gospel sing at New
Harvest Fellowship in Wewahit-
chka on Sunday, January 7, at
6:00 p.m., CT.
The featured group .this
month is The Neels, along with
other local talent. Don't miss this
special evening.
The public is also invited to
attend there regular services
throughout the week.'
New Harvest Fellowship is
located at 1336 Highway 22 in
Wewahltchka, approximately one
mile west of Highway 71. For more
information call 639-6754 or 639-
9698.

"Black & White Affair"
: The ladies of New Bethel
A.M.E. Church invite you to
attend their annual "Black and
White Affair."
It promises-to be a evening
you will greatly enjoy and long
remember. The event is Saturday,
January 6 at 700 p.m. at the'
Stiles Brown Senior center,
located on Library Drive, adjacent
to the Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe.
S .To0. purchase tickets you may'
see any of the missionary ladies of,
New Bethel A.M.E.

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MONDAY-Holiday No School
TUESDAY-Holiday No School,
Wednesday-taco salad, Italian
bread, banana pudding, jelly/taco-
sauce, and milk, or chef's salad
'meal '
THURSDAY--chicken/dumplings,
mashed potatoes, steamed peas,'
fresh orange qtrs., roll, and milk, or
chefs salad meal.
FRIDAY-sausage pizza, tossed
salad/dressing, pears, bread. and
milk, or chef's salad,meal.
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO !
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
AND/OR COMMODITIES.


Billie Jeanne Guilford
Billie Jeanne Guilford, 72,
died on Friday, December 29, at
her daughter's home in Keystone
Heights where she has lived for
the last 10 months.
Mrs. Guilford was born, in
Dothan, Alabama and had been a
resident of Port St. Joe since 1962
after her husband Carl left the Air
Force. She received her BS Degree
from the University of Florida and
was. a retired teacher after many
years of teaching in Gulf County.
She was a member of the Delta
Delta Delta Sorority at the
University of Florida, and a mem-
ber of the Presbyterian Church in
Port St. Joe.
Mrs. Guilford is survived by
her daughters, Laura Guilford
Dean of Keystone Heights, Yvonne
Guilford Guillot of Port St. Joe,
and, Alyson Guilford Miller of
Bridgeton, Indiana; her sons, Carl
A. Guilford, Jr. of Bakersville,
California, and William Stuart
Guilford of Panama City; her sis-
ter, Carlene Campbell Gaillard of
Melbourne; and her grandchil-
dren, Rhett and Justin Dean,
Chris, Sean and, Josh Guilford,
and Kale and Devin Guillot.
She was. preceded in death by
her husband Carl Alton Guilford
Sr., who died August 20. 2000.
Graveside funeral services
will be held on Thursday, January
4, at 10:00 a.m. at Holly Hill
Cemetery in Port St.Joe. with
Reverend David Fernandez offici-
aung.
The faniuly will receive friends
at Comforter: Funeral Home: in
Port St. Joe, Wednesday evening,
January 3, from 5:00 until 7:00'
p.m. In lieu .of flowers contribu-
tions may be made to Hospice of
North Central Florida, 4200 N.W.
90th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
or the Children's Miracle Network,
P.O. Box 100386, Gainesville, FL
32601.
All arrangements are under'
the care of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.

Terrell Rushing
Terrell 'Rushing, 59,. of
Atlanta. Texas. died on Tuesday,
December 26. Mr. Rushing was
born in Florida on November 26,
1941. He owned East Texas Paint
for over 20 years. He was a mem-
ber of CalvaryTabernacle Church
in Queen City, Texas. He was an
active aviator ..... ,
He is survived by his wife
Joyce Rushing of Atlanta. Texas;
his mother Lorene Bishop of Port
St. Joe;, his sons, Richard
Rushing of Atlanta. Texas, Nathar
Draper of Piano, Texas. and Chad
Draper also of Atlanta, Texas; his
daughter, Jessica Draper Trillo of
San Antonio. Texas; his' brother,
Wayne Bishop of Bear Creek: and,
his sister. Louise Hart of Port St.'
Joe; and his grandchildren,
Amber Rushing, April Rushing,
and Ricky Rushing, all: .of
Texarkana. Texas.

Georgia Lee Beatty
Georgia Lee Beatty, 60, of
Wewahitchka. passed away
Monday, January 1. at her home.
She was a native and life-long res-
ident of Wewahitchka.
Ms. Beatty is survived by her
children. Robert F. Beatty.
Tarruny Jean Beatty. Andy Beatty,.
Donald A. Beatty. Lawanda L.
Nunery and Bruce L. Yand, all of
Wewahitchka: her father,


"A pLoif of \'icfOl-N'

First CIlwI;"c! of ii'e Nclzlluei-ie

2.4270 Lokiot ,A riL Pt St. loaFlorirdo 32456
(850) 119-9596


Sunday School ...................... 1. 0 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ...............1,1 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ...... ........ 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m.


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J uct '1-1 Aame corS11;p file
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The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
SMEXIco BEACH
Reverend Kevin Carter, Pastor
Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor & Minister of Music.


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Located it 823 N


SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at. 10:00 a.m.,and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays, at 9:00 a.m. .(all ages)
Wednesday Fraser an-ri Eible Sr.udi at- 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!


15th Sti, Me',;i:o Beach Corner ':t 15th & Calilornia 648 5'76


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:36 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT ,LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


Marshall McCorvey of California;
one sister Linda Daniels; one
brother, Jimmy McCorvey, both of
Wewahitchka; 14 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held
in Wewahitchka, Wednesday,
January 3 at 2:00 p.m., CT in
Roberts Cemetery, with David
Taunton officiating. Interment fol-
lowed, .
All arrangements were under
the direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel, in WVewahitchka.

Marie J. Canney
Marie J. Canney, 91, passed
away Sunday. December 31, at a
local hospital.; She was born in
Kankakee,h Illinois. She was one of'
14 children and enjoyed church,
needlework, family and frierids.
.She is survived by her sister,
Jeannette Tousignant of Port St.
Joe: and many nieces and
nephews, Florence Walker of;
Panama -City, Jean Tousignant
and Margaret Ray, both of Port St.
Joe, Loretta Allen, Erica Martin,
and Daniel Allen. all of Panama
SCity, Tari Lynn Tousignant of
Dwight, Illinois and Randy Walker
and family ol' Fort Lauderdale.
Graveside funeral services
were held on Wednesday. January
3, at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port
St. Joe. Florence Walker offlici-
ated.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.

Memorial Service

for Lichtenwalter
A memorial service for
Marguente Lichtenwalter will be


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"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16-
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ,-

Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study .... .......... 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ... .... .. 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study ............. 7:00 p.m. CT


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 A
.'s Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ...... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time ...'. 10:45 a.m. o0
Adult School .... ... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Young Children :
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71 / Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.

K Y first Baptist Church

L 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
A Brent Vickery M Buddy Caswell
,' ', Pastor' Minister of Music& Youth
Sunday School . . . . . 9:45 am
Worship Service . . . . 11:00 am
Disciple Training ..................... 6:00 pm
-. ...Evening Worship ...... . ..... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" .

Teaching the Truth of God's Word


FAITH BI.B LE IHURCI-
801 20th Street Port'St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .. .. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday 'Morning Service ...........,,: .... 11:00a.m.
Sunday Evening,,Service ......04 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study '7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CIIRISTIAN gC-IOOL




Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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


(850) 227-1724


Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


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


Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's Director


race Baptist Ch
BUT THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL 5OAR ON
WINGS LIKE EAQLE5. ISAIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


Hwy. 98
W ... Panama City


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Pastors Andrewu & Cathy Rutherford Fam
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates w
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net ... Wewahitchlca


nily Life Church


323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIF4 (5433)


] BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
: MORNING WORSHIP -11 H:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6i00 PM ET
,Sunday School 9:45,am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed i; the man that trusteth in Him.
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
PastorDavid Nichols. Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, picase call 647-5026 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493r,
Sunday School . . ... .. .... 9:-?5 a.in.
Sunday Morninrg \Vorship . .. 1 -00 a.m.
Sunday Etrenmg Se'rice . : ... 6630 p.m
Wednesday . .. .. 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us



first United Mfethodist Church
111 North 22nd -Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

S Sunday Worship Services:
Traditonal... ...... ............ 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary.......................... 11:15 a.m., CT

MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor . . Church/Office: 648-8820


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET* PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+ Sunday School 9:45
+ ST.JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


God's
love
is
higher
than
the
heavens

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Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome 7r

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691


Worship,
Bible Study
Wednesday


Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.


REV. JOHN'ADnKIS, PASTOR


Family Lie Church
: Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


held at the First Methodist,
Church in. Mexico Beach on
January 10th at 4:00 p.m., CT.
Reverends Ted Lovelace and
Charlie Parker will be presiding.

Quarterly Resident
Memorial Service
The quarterly resident memo-
rial service will be held at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center on Monday,
.January 8, at 6:30 p.m.
This is a time for family,
friends, staff, and residents to
gather for one last time to ,honor
and remember those residents
who passed on to our Lord in the
last quarter of the year. Everyone
is welcome to attend.
Refreshments will be served to
allow everyone time to have fel-
lowship. Those to be remembered
are:
Euphamia Roberts, James
Stewart, Kathryn' Danley, Lois
Williams, Lourin Kelly, Jean
Jones. Mary Thingvold, Melvin
Reid, and Melba Darnell.


Thank You
The family of Falmer Fore-
hand would like to take this time
to say thank you for. the many.
acts of kindness shown to them
during the recent loss of their
father. Thank you for your visits,
cards., flowers, food, and prayers.'
May God Bless each of you in a-
special way.

For All Your -"
Printing Needs .

The Star
Publishing Co.
K (850) 227-1278 )


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001 PAGE 7A


Holiday Action for Gators


WEWAHITCHKA 54, CoTTONDALE 73
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped to 5-5 overall on the sea-
son with Wednesday's 73-54 loss
to Cottondale in the first round of
the Gulf County Classic. The
Gators had jumped out to a 19-16
lead by the end of the first quar-
ter, but the Hornets shut down
Wevwahitchka in the second quar-
ter outscoring the Gators 19-4 to
take the lead for good.
I' Brandon Jones led the Gators
with 16 points, .while Pete
Taunton chipped in 15.
Score by Quarters
Hornets 16 19 16 20 73
Gators 19 4 14 17 54
WEWA (54)- Brandon Jones 16,
Derrick Williams 6, Pete Taunton
15, John Poe 7, Byron Jones 5,
and. Patrick Kerrigan 5.
COTTONDALE (73)- Chris Daw-
son 18, Cornelius Shropshire 4,.
Junior Speights 7, Antwan Hall 6,
Jay Harrison 8, Altus Williams 4,
Jenkins Early 5, Jason Peacock 4,
*1 Julius Rhoulac 2, and Allen Dick-
ens 17.
WEWAHITCHKA 60, RUTHERFORD 50
,THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28TH
The Wewahitchka Gators ral-
lied from a 30-25 first half deficit
to outscore Rutherford 18-8 in the
third quarter en route to a 60-50
win; over::the Rams Thursday
afternoon in Port St. Joe. The
Gators (6-5) outscored Rutherford
17-12 in the final period.
"-Derrick Williams led the
Gators with a .game-high 27
points. Brandon Jones and Pete
Taunton each followed with 11
.points.
Score by Quarters
Rams .18 12 8 12 50
Gators. ,9 16, 18 17 60
WEWA (60)- Brandon Jones" 11,
Derrick Williams 27, John Poe 4,
Pete. Taunton 11, Patrick Kerrigan
3, Byron Jones 3, and Myron May_
1.
JRUTH. (50)- Croon 4, Vandevan-

Drug Paraphernalia

Awareness Workshop
James Hersey with the Port
St. Joe Police Department will be
doing a drug paraphernalia
(equipment and things used to
conceal drugs) workshop at the
New Hope Missionary Baptist
Church in 'Wewahitchka, on
. Wednesday, January -10-at -6:00.
pY.. I eT,- ; -1, .
The public is cord'alily invited
to attend. For more information
you may contact Roy Lee Carter at
639-3200 or James Hersey. at
229-8265..


der 8, Whatley' 14, Smith 14,
Broxcon 6, Ford 2, Griffin 2.
WEWAHITCHKA 50, TAMPA PREP 60
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29TH
The Gators could not over-
come a rough third quarter in Fri-
day night's 60-50 loss to Tampa
Prep in the Gulf County Classic.
Tampa Prep led 30-26 at halftime,
and outscored the Gators 16-4 in
the third quarter. Wewahitchka
rallied in the fourth, but fell short.
All-tournament team selec-
tion Brandon Jones led the Gators
(6-6) with 15 points. Derrick


Williams and Pete Taunton each
followed with 12 points.
Score by Quarters
Tampa 11 19 16 14 60
Gators 12 14 4 20 50
WEWA (50)- Brandon Jones 15,
Derrick Williams 12, Pete Taunton
12, John Poe 7, P. J. Addison 2,
Byron Jones 1, and Myron May 1.
TAMPA (60)- Alleo Frazier 9, Dan
McGuire 2, Maurece Daniels 14,
Shane Thornton. 12, David Smith
18, Alex Schulte 1, and David Kel-
logg 4.


College Tuition


Outpaces Inflation+

Will You be Ready'for College When Your Children Are?


According to a recent report
by The College Board, nationwide,
college tuition is, outpacing infla-
tion, rising 4.4 percent at public
four-year colleges and 5.2 percent
at -private four-year colleges. In
Florida, college tuition has
increased 104 percent in the last
12 years eclipsing the. national
average and is projected to triple
by the time today's newborn goes
-to college.
"College costs are rising. Yet,
study after 'study suggests that
most families will not be prepared
to pay for college," says Stanley G.
Tate, Chairman of the Florida
Prepaid College Program. "For
most of us, it is not a question if
we want our children and grand-
children to gpa to college. It is a'
question of how best to prepare."
For more than a, decade, the
Florida Prepaid College Program
has been helping families plan
and save for college. The program
locks in the cost of college at,
today's prices., What you pay
today is guaranteed by the State
of Florida nd matter how much'
college tuition increases in the
future..
The program offers three
tuition plans; a dormitory plan;
and a local fee plan, covering
other college fees. The plan can'be
used at any Florida university or
community college, select techni-
cal schools and most out-of-state
colleges. By offering a fixed.
monthly payment plan, the pro-
gram fosters the discipline to save
.".that some" -familie's need ThisN"
, ear+ -the fou'r-year4 university
tuition plan starts at just S56 per -
month or $7,083, if paid; in full.
The prices vary based on the plan
type, payment'option and the age
of the child.


There are tax advantages too.
The gain on the prepaid plan is
tax-deferred until the student
uses the plan. At that time,. the
earnings are taxable to the stu-
defit at a rate that is typically
much lower than for the person
who purchased the plan.
The deadline to enroll in the
program is Friday, January 26.
'For more information,, call toll-
free 1-800-552-GRAD (4723) and,
press prompt I or visit www.flori
daprepaidcollege.com.


5th Annual

Forgotten CoaSt
Chefs Sampler
The Apalachicola Bay
Chamber of Commerce will host
the 5th Annual Forgotten Coast
Chefs Sampler -on Sunday,
February 4, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Chefs from all over the
Apalachicola Bay area will display
their most creative dishes ;at the
historic Fort Coombs Armory
located on 4th Street and Avenue
D in Apalachicola.
In addition to a fantastic
selection of food from our area's
most talented chefs, there will be
a silent auction featuring week-
end accommodation packages,
gift certificates and much, much
more. Tickets are $35 each and
will be available at the Chamber
office. Call (850) 653-9419, or
email' them at chamber l@digital-
exp cornn for more information .,

If you would like to purchase
tickets, stop by the Chamber
office or mail a check to:
Apalachicola Bay Chamber, 99
Market Street, Apalachicola,
Florida 32320.


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\PSJPD Report)
A NEGATIVE INFLUENCE
Robert J. Stratton, 45, of Gulf
County,. was arrested on Friday,
December 22nd, at approximately
9:43 p.m. by Port St. Joe Police
Department Sergeant Butch
Aren't for driving under the influ-
ence..
Arendt observed the vehicle.
that Stratton was operating being,
driven in an erratic manner and
initiated a' traffic stop. Upon fur-'
ther investigation, it was deter-
mined that Stratton was under
the influence and placed under
arrest:
Stratton was given a legal test
to determine the alcohol content
of his breath; the results were
0.209 and 0.208. He was trans-
ported to, the Gulf County Jail to .
await first appearance.
*CHARGED WITH BATTERY
-Charles E. Peterson, 42, of
Port St. 'Joe, was arrested by
Officer Russell Burch o'n
Saturday, December 23rd, at
about 1:10 a.m. for committing
the act of battery. Peterson was
iaken into custody without inci-
dent and transported to the Gulf
County. Jail.
SPEEDING WITH POSSESSION
Daniel L. McKenzie, 23, of,
Eastpoint, was arrested by Officer;
Burch on Wednesday, December


Ptcis


ifod Store
& 6 Discount Ufquors

(850) 227-1897
Fax 227-3800
2411 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
S t. B Owners:
Boyd & Paula Pickett


27th, at approximately 11:10 p.m.
for possession of cannabis (less
than 20 grams) and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
Burch observed. VMcKenzie's
,vehicle traveling at 50 in a 35
m.p.h. speed zone. The officer ini-
tiated a traffic stop and upon fur-
ther investigation learned that'
McKenzie was in possession of the
illegal items. McKenzie was taken
into custody and transported to.
the Gulf County Jail without inci-
dent.
SIDEWALK AFFRAY ARRESTS
Tenll S. Scruggs, 22, of St. .
Joe Beach, and Bryan S. Jones,,
19,. of Wewahitchka. were, arrest-
ed just after midnight by Officer
Burch on Decerhber 27th.
Burch was dispatched to the
St. Joe Bar in reference to a fight
in progress and upon his arrival
observed Scruggs and Jones
'fighting outside in front of Bill's
Dollar Store. Both *were placidd
under arrest for affray and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail
FOUND PROPERTY
'A bag containing some hunt-
ing gear was found in the area of,
Fourth Street and Baltzell
Avenue. If you have lost such an
item, please contact Sergeant
Carr at 227-1414 to identify your
property.






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PEST CONTROL


227.9555
Honest, Dependable Service
19+ years experience
State Certified Since 1985


(Sheriff's Beat)

RECENT BOOKINGS AT, THE GULF
CoUNTY JAIL ...
Friday, December 29th-
John Duncan, 34,; W/M, of"
Birmingham, Alabama, failure to
appear (re: riding on sand dunes);
and Walter Wright. Jr.. 42, B/M,
of Wewahitchka, violation of pro-
bation (re: possession. of cocaine).
Saturday. December 30th-
James Windham, 31, W/M,, of
Port St. Joe, battery and intro-
duction of contraband to jail: .and
Robert Coursey, 22, W/M, of
Ocean Springs, driving while
license suspended or revoked.
Sunday, December 31st-
Jessie L. Johnson, Sr., 44, W/M,
of Wewahitchka, aggravated bat-
tery.
MNonday. January 1st-
Johnny Bullock, 35, B/M, of Port
St.' Joe, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; and Rhonda
.Pate, 30, W/F, of Port St. Joe, bat-
tery.
Tuesday, January 2nd-'
Seneca Chambers, 18, B/M, of
Port St. Joe, no valid driver's
license.



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known as the Ward Ridge City Hall located at the
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PORT ST. JOE 68, MOSLEY 55
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
opened up the 10th Annual Gulf,
County Classic Wednesday night
with a 68-55 win over Mosley. The
Tiger Sharks jumped out to a 31-
15 halftime lead, and held off the
Dolphins in the second half of
play to improve to 8-4 on the sea-
son.
Seneca Chambers led Port St.
Joe with a game-high 25 points...
Isaiah Jenkins followed with 18.
Score by Quarters
Dolphins 7 8 20 20 55
Sharks 17 14 13 24 68
PSJ (68)- Ray Bailey 8, Prince
Jones 4, Isaiah Jenkins 18.
Seneca Chambers 25, Tremalne
,Lewis 4, and Kyron Bailey 9.
MOSLEY (55)- Chris Williams 4,
Justin Russell 3, Adam White-
head 13, Joey Foster 2, Tommy
Portas 4, Dan Harrison 3. Mike
Ballone 11, John McGonigal 9, i
and Frank McDonald 6.
PORT ST. JOE 56, LEON 47
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28TH
The Tiger Sharks bounced -.
back from a 22-20 deficit at half-
time to outscore Leon 36-25 in the
second for a 56-47 victory over the
Lions in the semi-finals of the
Gulf County Classic. -


Seneca Chambers (25) pulls up for a jump shot in the paint against Leon. Chambers tallied 63 points
in three games during the 10th Annual Gulf County Classic.


Kyron Bailey led Port St. Joe
(9-4) with a game-high 20 points.
Seneca Chambers added 16, and
Ray Bailey had 11 for the Tiger
Sharks.
Score by Quarters
Lions 13 9 16 9 47
Sharks 7 13 18 18 56
PSJ (56)- Ray Bailey 11, Prince
Jones 2, Isaiah Jenkins 7, Seneca
Chambers 16, and Kyron Bailey
20.
LEON (47)- Fred Jefferson 17,
Jose Rodriguez 9, Eric Reid 6, and
Bryan Harrison 12.
PORT ST. JOE 56, COTTONDALE 51
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
won their third straight and sev-
Senth overall Gulf County Classic
title when they knocked off Cot-
tondale 56-51 Friday night. The
Tiger Sharks led 24-22 at the half.
and outscored the Hornets 32-29
in the second half of play.
Tournament -MVP Seneca
Chambers paced Port St. Joe (10-
4) with a game-high 22 points,
while all-tournament team selec-
tion Kyron Bailey followed with
10.
Score by Quarters
Hornets 12 10 14 15 51
Sharks 14 10 14 18 56
PSJ (56)- Ray Bailey 8, Prince
Jones 1, Isaiah Jenkins 7, Seneca
Chambers 22, Lamar Patterson 8,
and Kyron Bailey 10.
COTT. (51)- Chris Dawson 7,
Cornelius Shropshire 10, Junior
Speights 7, Antwan Hall 2, Jay
Harrison 13, Jenkins Early 8, and
Julius Rhoulac 4.

Gulf County
Classic Results
December 27th
Lake City 58, Rutherford 42
Cottondale 73, Wewahitchka 54
Leon 64, Tampa Prep 55
Port St. 'Je 68, Mosley 55 *
December 28th
Wewahitchka 60, Rutherford 50
Tampa Prep 66, Mosley 50
Cottondale 54, Lake City 40
Port St. Joe 5,6, Leon 47
December 29th...
Mosley 63, Rutherford 51
Tampa Prep 60, Wewahitchka 50
Leon 57, Lake City 56.
Port St. Joe 56, Cottondale 51.
All-Tournament Team
Mosley- Adam Whitehead.
Wewahitchka- Brandon Jones
Tampa Prep- David Smith (tour-
nament high 71 total points)
Lake City- David Dunham
Le6h- Fred Jefferson, Bryan Har-
rison
Cottondale- Chris Dawson, Jenk-
ins Early
Port St. Joe- Kyron Bailey and
MVP Seneca Chambers

Dixie Youth Meeting
D There will be a very Important
Dixie .Youth'l baseball/softball
leagues meeting Thursday,
January 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the
Wewahitchka Community Center.
All interested parents and
coaches are encouraged to attend.


All Tournament Team selection Kyron Bailey (43) shoots a one-
handed jump shot over a Leon defender in the Gulf County Classic.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001 PAGE 1B


SNew Year's Resolutions! Why Bother With Them?


by: Regina Washabaugh RN,
School Health Coordinator
There is actually a very good
reason to make New Year's resolu-


tions. Studies show that people
who successfully make perma-
nent improvements in their health
related behaviors have one thing


in common. They have made mul-
tiple, often as many as sixteen
efforts to mentally prepare for the
change before the day they were.


Transplanting Poinsettias

Learn How to Keep Them Healthy All Year


If you
received a. pot-
ted poinsettia
for Christmas, ,
your enjoyment
of this attrac-
tive plant need-
n't end with the
holidays. So,
don't throw it
away! With. a
little extra care, K ...
and a bit .of
luck, a gift .
poinsettia's life
can be extended for many seasons
to come.
All too 9ften, we give up on
potted points ttia, once they've lost
their colorful bracts. Fortunately,
it's relatively easy to save poinset-
tias from one Christmas- to the
next, by planting them in your
home landscape. Before
discussing outdoor planti-
ng, let's bnefly
review the proper m
care of poinsettias S
while they're
"still in your --
house. My infor-
mation on poinset-
tias was pro-
vided by Extension
Urban Horticultunst, Dr.
Robert.Black. with IFAS
of the University of
Florida.
Poinsettias are
'especially sensi-a
tive to extremes
of heat and
cold, as well as sud-
den temperature changes.
So keep your potted plant
away from hot air vents.
cold windows, and door-
ways, where temperature
fluctuates rapidly. Also. avoid
overwatering. A thorough soak-
ing about once a week should be
sufficient. Keep your poinsettia in
a brightly lighted area, but never
in direct sun.
Once your gift poinsettia
starts to fade after the hol-
idays, you-can prepare it
.for transplanting. Since we live
"in the northern area of you state.
you'll have to hold your plants in
a protected area until the danger ,
of frost has past. Dunng this
penod. the poinsettia should
be allowed to dry and become
dormant. Water it only occa-
sionally just enough to keep it
from drying out.
When you're ready to plant
your. poinsettia outside. you
should carefully consider its
placement relative to the amount
f light it will receive in the area


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where -you want to set it.'
Poinsettias are "short day" plants.
This means they will set buds in
the fall only if the daily period of
light they receive ,is relatively
short. If you plant your poinsettia
where it's exposed to extra
^ illumination from porch,'
window, or street light, it
may never
bloom.ate


back to within 12 to
18 inches of the
f ground. If they've'
ieln been frozen, you
may have to cut
tes even lower, to get to
)e ~live wood. To insure
compact, showy'
plants at flowering"
time, poinsettia
should be pruned
Service several times during,
the growing season.
Each time new
growth reaches a
length of 12 inches, it should be
cut or pinched back, leaving, for
leaves on each shoot. This opera-,
tion should be continued until
about September 10, but no later.'
Because poinsettias begin to set,
buds as days become shorteri-,
pruning after September 10' may
reduce flower production.


finally successful.
No matter what it is you
desire to change (we all. have
something we could improve), be
it stopping tobacco use, reducing
alcohol intake, redcilng use of
prescription medications, over
eating, over spending, lack of
exercise, addiction to the inhternet
or work, bad eating habits or just
worrying too much, taking a men-
tal inventory of the life style
changes that you need to make is
very beneficial.
Here is a simple way to assess
your mental readiness for change.
List your desired behavior
changes, prioritize' the list and
target only one at a time. When
you have identified your targeted
behavior modification, then sit
down and rate your feelings about
that behavior.
On a scale of 1 tolO, 1 being
"I want to continue this behavior,
forever", 10 being "I want to
change this behavior, more than
anything." If your score is below 5
you are not yet ready for change.
It is time to do some additional
preparation andi: research to
strengthen our resolve.
Spend some' time .thinking
about how the behavior may be in'
control of you. Take a few minutes
to do some .internief research on
the real effects this particular:
behavior has on your health. Try
to visualize your life without that
.particular behavior. There are'
great health web sites like
www.inteliiealth.com (Harvard',
Medical School web site) that give
you free objective scientific infor-;
malion.
If your score is 7-10 you are
getting very close to your eventual
success, and soon you "jist wake

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Kids Need YOU!
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up one day and say it's over I will
never (what ever your dealing
with) again."
If you doubt this just start
interviewing adults that have suc-
cessfully quit tobacco use. There'
are many, many, successful quit-
ters, and few quit through struc-
tured programs. Most will say, "I
just. woke up one day and it was
over." Research shows they made


many failed attempts before they
arrived at that special day. Failed
attempts are not failures at all,
just stepping-stones to success.
Sitting down and making those
New Year's resolutions are very
valuable ,in strengthening your
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Disadvantaged Meeting
The Gulf County Transporta-
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Board announces a meeting to,
which all persons are invited. The'i
meeting will take place oh jn
Wednesday. January 10th at 2:00
p.m., ET, at, the Gulf County
Public: Library, located at 120
Library Drive in Port-St. Joe.
The agenda will include the
Community Transportation coor-
dinator's (CTC) quarterly opera-
tional and financial report, and
review of bylaws and grievance
process.
For more information, or if
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contact Vanita Anderson at the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council at (8.50) 674-45.71.

Gul/Franklin Center Held.

Practical Nursing Graduation
The Gulf Coast Community.
College Gulf/Franklin Center
Practical Nursing Program gradu-
ation ceremony -took place on
.December 7. The following are the
class of 2000 graduates from Gulf
County: Teresa Blobdworth, Judy
Bringard,, Colleen Fairchild,
Karen Faircloth, Elizabeth Fowler.
Angela Garrett, Trista Grover,
Rhonda House, Lyndsy Kil-
.patrick. Doris Lane, Tameka
Lane, Barbara Lawder, Machell
Love, Phyllis Page, Shelia Regis-
ter, Diane Stratton, and Bridgett
Williamson. There were two from
Bay County, Clara Dykes, 'and
Tracy Wilbur, and one from Ver-
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ond income or retirement position. Income and expense
information available for serious buyers. MLS#5915
PRICE REDUCED TO $399,000. Brehda Miller


Hwy 386, Overstreet. Property consists of 23.56 74 First Street, Mexico Beach. Just short distance
'acres just 3 miles nborth of Overstreet Bridge. Zoned from beautiful white sandy beaches along Gulf of
foa homes or mobile homes. Farm animals petrmit- Mexico. Lot size approx. 100x280, city sewer sys-
ted. Perfect for horse farm or country estate. Small tem completed. Quiet' neighborhood; surrounded
pond and dirt driveway on property. MLS#6097, by attractive homes. Excellent location for second or
$195,500 Patricia Rdap. retirement home. MLS#6292 $45,000 Patricia
Raap


118 S. 42nd Street, Mexico Beach. Beachside
beauty. Only a few hundred feet from the Gulf. 3
BR 2 BA, 1100Sf, remodeled with new furniture,
new paint, new carpet, brick and vinyl exterior, Fla.
room, carport, fenced yard. Good rental history.
MLS#4870 $235,000 Brenda Miller.


233 Kim Kove, Mexico Beach. Grand Isle
Subdivision, lot size is 75x115; quiet neighbors,
close to city park playground and easily accessible
beach. Wooded, ready for utilities. Zoned for
homes only. Come see. MLS#6873. $42,000
Brenda Miller.


221 Charles Corner, Mexico Beach. UNDER CON-
STRUCTION. New home with 3 BR 2 BA, single car
garage. Very large family room, all recessed light-
ing, granite counter tops in kitchen and baths, tile
flooring. Fantastic beach house or second home.
Hardy board siding exterior and vinyl trim. Nine
foot ceilings throughout. You absolutely can't miss
this. MLS#6931 $124,900 Brenda Miller.


57 Azalea Street, Mexico Beach. Charming 3 BR 2
BA home in a great location. Approx. 3 blocks from
the beach. Master bedroom has access to the
garage. Roof new in 1998, 3 years remaining on
warranty. 1234SF of living space built in 1988.
Priced for a quick sale. Call today. MLS#6581
$98,000 Patricia Reap


270 Forest St., Overstreet. 3 BR 2BA; 28x66 MH,
1860SF, has a den with wood burning FP, open floor
plan, Lairge kitchen, garden tub in master
b6fth,1 6x12 garage, 16x 12 aork:hop Land size is
1.01 acres, just 5 miles to the beach and 1 mile to
Intracodstal Waterway. MLS#6181 $95,000.
Patricia Raap .


1953 CR C-30; Simnmons Bayou. BAYFRONT
BEAUTY. Built in 1994; # -BR 2 BA, 1594SF situat-
ed on 1.3 acres overlooking St. Joseph Bay. Has
boat basin with bay access. Split floor plan, access
to back deck from master'BR, Dining room and 2nd
BR. Gas fireplace, CH&A. Flood insurance is avail-
able. MLS#6290. $499,900 Patricia Raap


110 N. 35th Street, Mexico Beach. Singlewide
mobile home 14x60 in size built in 1982, two bed-'
rooms one both, one and 'a half blocks to the beach,
on a 75x1 00 lot, completely fenced. New flooring,
new heater, all in progress. New construction in
area. MLS#6301 $69,500 'Brenda Miller.


408 7th Street, Mexico Beach. Great home within
steps of the beach. California stone and stucco exte-
rior, well maintained. 3 BR 2 BA, Single car garage
plus a carport. Bonus room could be 4th BR. Back
yard completely fenced. New AC in 1999.
Connected to city sewer. MLS#6309 $145,000
Patricia Raop


111 Periwinkle Drive, Gulfaire Subdivision. Cute
one story home with large family room, 3 BR 2 BA,
skylights, large side open deck, fenced back-yard.
Frame exterior, 2 storage sheds, 2 cement ponds,
brick outdoor BBQ grill. Pool, tennis and play-
ground privileges. Private beach area. MLS#5688
$127,900 Brenda Miller.


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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 26, 2000
BUDGET HEARING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr., Tommy
Knox and Warren J. Yeager, Jr. Chairman
Billy E. Traylor arrived at 5:14 p.m.
Commissioner John Stanley, Jr. was absent.
Others present were: Clerk of the
Circuit Court Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy
Clerks Towan P. McLemore and Rebecca L.
Norris, County Attorney Timothy J.
McFarland, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
County Planner David Richardson. Building
Official Michael Hammond, Code
Enforcement Officer Anthony Varona, 911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson, and EMS
Director' Shane McGuffin.
The meeting was called to order at 5:02
p.m. by Acting Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.
TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATES-Clerk
Lister informed the Board that the proposed
current year aggregate village rate is 6.9570,
which is the same as the current year aggre-
gate rolled back rate;, reflecting a zero per-
cent increase. Clerk Lister stated that the
tentative County Wide millage rate is now at
6.6248 mills (4.6598 for the General Fund
'and 1.9650 for the Fine and Forfeiture Fund)
and each Dependent Special Fire District is.
.5000 mills each.
PUBLIC COMMENT-Acting Chairman
Peters called for comment from the public.
Ms. Jo Golson from the North Florida
Medical Center, formerly the Wewahitchka
Medical. Center, appeared before the Board.
Ms. Golson requested the Board to reconsid-
er their decision to decrease the Medical
Center's request by $5,000. The Board took
no action There was no other comment from
the public
RESOLUTION REDUCING SHERIFF'S
BUDGET AND REVENUE-Clerk Lister pre-
sented a letter from 'Sheriff ,IcKenihen
requeSUtng the Board reduce hi, budget and
related revenue from. the City of
Wewahitchka. (Police Services) by $2,500.
After the reading of the Resolution by County
Attorney McFarland Commissioner Knox
motioneo to adopt Lthe res,-:luuLion a" read.
With C.ormmissioner Yeager s second 'the'
motion passed 3-0.."
I RESOLUTION 20000-28 C
WHEREAS, the Board 'of County
Commissioners or' Gulf CouJrit','. Florida
anucipates rece.i-,,2 les, re.ernue' than pre'.-,
ously proposed in the tentai-.e budget lf:or fi
cal year 2000-2001 for Police .Services; and
WHEREAS, the 2000-200 1 budget
needs tbo show actual anticipated revenues
arid expenditures for the 2000-2001 fiscal
y e a r ; . *
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
as follows:
1. That the 2000-2001 tentative budget
be decreased as f:llov-w
FINE AND FORFEITLiiRE FIND
REVENUES:' Publi,.: Sial'et3 0'242-. I0,-,,
Police Services; $-2.500
EXPENDITURES: Law Enforcement: F3121-
00000; Law Enforcement 9-2 SO
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the
Gulf County Board e of :OunlV
Commissioners, this the 26th da3 of
September, 2000. (end).
GULF EMS/BALANCE. BROUGHT
FORWARD: CASH-EMS Director McGuffin
appeared before the Board and requested the
Board allow him to carry forward $14,000.
McGuffln explained 'that the funds were a
settlement claim from Florida Municipal
Investment Trust for his wrecked ambulance
and his inienti.,.ni are to rebuild the ,tTeckecd
ambulance LUipon motion c. Cor.mrn-i.loner
Y'eager =ec-.rid bv Comrrar-ssor.-r Kn,.%' and
unanimous '- ole- the Board appr.o ed to
increase Balance Brou'ght" Forward Caih
and Gulf EMS Repair and Maintenance of
Equipment by $14,000.
PUBLIC COMMENT-Aae3,r. Acting
Chairman Peters called f.:.r put.i': .,..,mment
No pubic comment i\ as made
RESOLUTION ADOPTING COUNTY-
WIDE MILEAGE RATE-Upon motion" by
Comias'-iorer Yeager, second by
Commjnisioner Knox. aid:.,a 3-0 vote, the
Board adopted the following resolution set-
ting the County-Wide village rate, at 6.624&
mills .'-.' :. '. s. "-.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILLAGE LEVY
2000-29 .
W'HEiREAS the Board of County
Comrin-w,-i.ners of Gulf- County. Florida, on
this.date intends to adopt.a Resolution set-
ting forth the budget for the fiscal year 2000-
2001, and ', ,' .,' '
WHEREAS, for proper funding of- said-
budget; :it is necessary to levy an ad valorem
tax upon the taxable property within the
County, ...
.. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
AS FOLLOWS:' ..
i-" 1. ..That : the .Board of ':County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida.,does
hereby adopt a rrillage rateof 6.6248 mills to
be levied County-Wide uponri.. the taxable
property-within Gulf County,. Florida, to. be
levied again sit the 2000 property rolls..
2 Tnai the Current 'ear .iAggreiate.
Millage Rate is the.same. as thie Current )'ear
Aggregate.Rolled-BacK Rate. of .6.9570 ,mills,
reflecting a 0 percent increase. .
3. That copies of this, Resolution be-
spread, tipon the public records of. :Gulf
County, Florida .
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this the,
26th day of September: 2000 by 3
Commissioners. voting "yes" and '0'
Commissioners voting "no"., (end) ,
Ch, a i r m a n P Ie r om mended the Board
members f'or their elficrts in, reducing,the;
millage rate cc.n.,,idcrinn the economic stress
the court\ ha-- ceen under -nIce tlic closing
of Florida Coast Faper C'ompain
RESOLUTION' ADOPTING COUNTY-
WIDE BUDGET-- Chairman Blly E. fraylor
arrived .at 5:14 .p.m,> ..Upon motion, by
Commissioner Yeager." second by.
Commissioner Knox. and a 4-0 vote. the
Board adopted the following resolution set-
ting forth the 2':,,:,. '-2001 oudget
RESOLUTION ADOPTING BUDGET 2000-30
WHEREAS, the 'Board of .County'
Commissioners of Gilf County: Florida: after.
due consideration'for the heeds df the people
of said County, 'has ascertained the amount
Of funds required for a budget for the 2000-.
2001 fiscal year. hnd "
WHEREAS, the Board of County "
Commissioners has given due notice as
required by law, and held public. hearings
allowing all citizens a chance to be heard,
NOW, THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED '
AS FOLLOWS: .
1. That the Board of 'County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, does
hereby adopt the budget as contained 'in
Exhibit "A" attached -hereto as the official
budget for.the fiscal year 2000-2001:
2. That copies of this Resolution con-
taining said budget be spread upon the pub-
lic records .of Gulf County. Florida.
THIS ,RESOLUTION ADOPTED this the


26th day of September. 2000 by. 4,
Commissioners voting "yes" and 0
Commissioners voting "no". (end) '
Chairman Peters stated that the County.
has generated approximately $5,000,000 in
reserve over the past twelve.years, under the
direction and guidance of the Clerk and his
staff. Chairman' Peters further stated that
during this year's l3udget process, the Board
chose to give the taxpayers a reduction ,by
using some of this reserve. Chainnap Peters
requested that the Board and' the" Clerk's
office continue its; efforts to generate and
build this. reserve back up during the next
four to eight years. Commissioner Traylor
commended Clerk Lister for his efforts in
managing the County's money, stating that
Mr. Lister had done anr cellent.job.,in genre
rating reserve, and prospering the County.
Commissioner Traylor 'stated that without


Mr. Lister and his staffs efforts in generating
this reserve, the Board would not be able to
do the Road Paving Project.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILLAGE
RATES FOR DEPENDENT SPECIAL FIRE
DISTS.-Upon ,motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the fol-
lowing resolution setting the millage rates for
the Dependent Special Fire Districts at .5000
mill each.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILLAGE LEVY
2000-31
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, on'
this date Intends to adopt a Resolution set-
ting forth the budgets for the Dependent
Special Fire Districts for the fiscal year 2000-
2001, and
WHEREAS, for the proper funding of
said budgets, it is necessary to levy an ad
valorem tax upon the taxable property with-
in the County,
NOW. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
AS FOLLOWS:
1. That the Board qf. County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, doe's
hereby adopt the following millage rates for
the Dependent Special Fire Districts: .5000
for the St. Joseph Fire Control District, .5000
for the Tupelo Fire Control District, .5000 for
the Overstreet Fire Control District, .5000 for
the Howard Creek Fire Control District.'
2. That copies of this Resolution' be
spread upon the public records of Gulf
County, Florida.
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this the
26th day of Septumber. 2000, by 4
C.ommissioners i. t0.ng "yes" arid 0'
Cormn-rs-ioners outiin no (end)
RESOLUTION ADOPTING !DEPEN-
DENT SPECIAL FIRE DISTRICTS BUD-
GETS--Upon m:.tuon by Co:.inn'rio.nicrr
TraTlur second LN Coinmisilo.rn Yeaer and
unanuTnoou ,.re. the Board adopted b-, re:,.
luticrn thce budget; for .each Dependent
S pe ,ai Fire D i sin ct- '
RESOLUTION ADOPTING BUDGET 2000-32
WHEREAS," the Board: of County
Comrnj- 'itner s oif ull _Cunt:,' Flnda. after
due con.sideraLbon for the needs A:,f tme people
of said County., has ascertained the amount
of funds required for a 'budget for the 2000-
2001 fiscalyear, and '
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commisilorners has 'given due *notice as
required by law, and has held public hear-
ings allowing all citizens a chance to be
heard; .
NO\ THEREFORE BE IT PESOLVED
AS FOLLOWS:
1. The Board ofI Cu'nrt,' oCmrrui,:nerrs
of Gulf County, Florida, does herebyradopt
the budgets as contained in 'Exhibit "A"
attachea h'ereto as the offi,:ial budget for the
Depend.mnt ,pe.:ia Fire Di'tn,:t. for the fiscal
%ear 201.,'-2:01
2. That copies of this Resolution con-'
taining said budgets be spread upon the
public records of Gulf County, Florida.
... THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this the
26th da\ Cof .September. 2000, by 4
Corrnmisisrieri voting yes and 0
Commissioners voting "no". (end)
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Yeager, the meeting
did then .ldiourn at 5 I- p ITn
NATHAINJ PETERS Jr ACTINiG CHAIRMAN
.ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 10, 2000
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
ChairmanS..,811.yi!E.i Traylor;,; ,and
Commissioners. Nathan, P,etels,,; Jr ,and
Warren J eager Jr Tommy lKrno.x and. John Stanley,, Jr.. were
absent>.
Others present were: Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Deputy' Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief'
Administrator Don Butler, Administrator/
Emergency Management Director R. Larry
Wells, Code 'Enforcement Officer Tony
Varona, Maintenance Superintendent/
Mosquito Control Director Joe Bearden,
Road Superintendent Bobby,, Knee Solid
Waste Director Joe Dariford, 'eterar.;'
Service, Officer Bo Williams, and. Sh, l(i
Department Captain Joe Nugeznt. -
The meeting'was called to order at 5:32
p.m ., E.D.T. '" 1 '. 1
PUBLIC HEARING GASKIN PARK
F.R.D.A.P. ,GRANT---Chairman Traylor
reported that the purpose of this meeting' is
to hold a .public, hearing to receive :'input
.eo3rdi.nL impro,. em.nts to Gaskin'Park (at
:he eiid ,I LaKe Gro.e R.:.adl Chief
.dminr-trator Builer reported. tnat the
County is applying for a- F.R.D.A.P. Grant for
this. park and requested input '"uggestion;
fr.o-m trie publi.b lr imnprrc.% ements tl: the
park Ni put-.l.: -.:rnmrent n a-, recen.ed
There beo-in nc. further bu-iiinesS and.
upon rnr:.t.:,n b'-% Corranrsi.:,ner 'Yeaer _ec-
cna ty Commi-_;s._r,ner Fete-rs and unarn.r
mous (3--0) "vote, the 'meeting did then
adjourn at 5:34 p.m., E.D.T .
BILLY E TRAYLOR CHAiF.rMIAN
ATTEST BENN C- LiSTER (_LERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 10, 2000
EMERGENCY MEETING
'The -,,ilf Cor.inti. Board of Cuntvl
Commissioners-nmet this date rn ernerernc%'
session with the following members present:,
Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
C' .iTdTi --i.i-er T..irim.,' Kni-.\ and Warren J.
'le.a er Jr < .nmir n- i.1ners .ohn- -tanle, Jr,
and Nti.i. Fete-rs _ir -.ere ab-ent>. .,
t O her- preicnLt .* re Counr', Attori'n:,
Timnctr, .1 r _e'l.iid i. lrk Benrm., Lier
Deputy Clerk Towan MiLeinore Chief
Administrat.-r D.:-n Bui,tlr AdTn'-lrati' e
liai-ntl DetL'.,De V. i.L'.era .-dmin istrit:r -
Emereii.ir' 1 n:.1nir cne iiil Di'--:ior R L i','
Wells. C..,dte Fni-orremenrt Officer Tony'
Varond, County Planter David Richardson,
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator'
Marshall Nelson, Maintenance Superipten-
dent/Mosquito Control Director Joe
Bearden, Road Siperintendent Bobly Knee,
Solid 'Waste Director Joe Dariford, T.D.C.,
Cooirdiriator Paula Pickett, Veterans' Service '
Officer Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
' Departiient Captainr J:oe Nugent.
T' r'e ineet, ,i as reconvened at '5'47'
'p.m., E.D.T.
T. S. HELENE-Chairman Traylor
reported that the emergency meeting which
was recessed on Thursday. September 21,
2000 is now reconvening foi the purpose of'
adjourning the meeting (the Board had.
recessed the meeting in.the event that fur-
ther action was needed during Tropical
Storm Helene)..
There being rio further business and.
upon minotion by Commissioner; Yeager; sec-
ond by Commissioner Knox. and unanimous
(3-0) vote. the meeting did then adjourn at
5:48 p.m.. E.D.T.. ."
BILLY E. TJRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN .
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 10, 2000


REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf Couinty Board of County
Commissioners met this date in, regular ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E.' Traylor and
Commissioners John 'Stanley, Jr.. Tommy
Knox,. and -Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Nathan Peters. Jr. were absent>.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C. Lister,
-Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator 'Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg. Administrator/


Emergency Management Director R. Larry
Wells, Building Official Michael L. Hammond,
Code Enforcement Officer Tony Varona,
County Planner David Richardson,
Emergency 'Management/911' Coordinator
Marshall Nelson. Extension Agent Roy Lee
Carter, Maintenance 'Superintendent/
Mosquito Control Director Joe Bearden,
,Road Superintendent Bobby Knee, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford, T.D.C.
Coordinator Paula Pickett, Veterans' Service
Officer Bo Williams, and Sheriffs.
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
Captain Nugent called the meeting to
order at 6:00 p.m., E.D'.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meeting
with prayer, and Captain Nugent led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion' by
C.-.nin i .,ier Yeager, second, by
C..mni-ru-- :ner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Consent Agenda, as
follows:
1. Minutes
-September 11, 2000 Budget Public
Hearing
-September 2'1, 2000 Emergency,
Meeting
-September 26, 2000 Regular Meeting ,
2. Change Order -Administration Building
? '4 '00 $3 135 43 NC)
3. Co-,Tp',,-liell'ni 'e Pi u, Modification (Septic
TankL
4. Court Order
-Payment to Attorney Timothy McFarland
(Adkison #99-43-CJ $1.520.00 to bq
-,aid firim A:co.unt #'670?1.31000)
-F'a, mentr t.. ..ttorine',' TliiAo McFarland
iBell N-99-27.CF 'F-95.CF & #99-152-
CF $1,219.00* to. be paid from Account
#61021-31000) ,.
-Payment to Harry A. McClaren, Ph.D
'Jo..eph ,.29.-CF $1,050.00 *to be
paid ii-.in ,-.,:co.unt i .I''16.31)02l
5. In ..:e
-County Attorney Timothy McFarland
(September, 20 00 '$2,640.00* to be paid
:'rr.,m Account, 21314-31 100)
Firi't ta.h-ice Reporters. ISeptember, 20oq
6" I:I0 25 to be paid frorn various Couft
Reporter line items)
SPLANNING/BUILIING DEPARTMENT
FEES-Building Official Hammond reported
on the pernat fees collected for 1999-2000
($237, 169i,' I 20% increase), and he also
reported that $24 million value was added'to.
the tax roll (33% increase). '
SROBERT M. MOORE ADMINISTRA-
TION. BUILDING-U pon request by
Chairman Tra,v lo.r Building Official.
Ha- irnm:ond a e a report on construdtion'of
the. new administration building (amount
and type of funds expended, uses of the
building, etc.). .;. s..
RECEIVE BIDS #9900-53/PROTEC.,
TIVE CLOTHING (B.F.D.)-Pursuant to
advertisement to receive sealed bids (#9900-,
53) for protective clothing for the, Beache
Fire Department, the following bids werq
received and tabled for review by members of
the Beaches Fire Department: Municipal
Equipment Company $835.00/seti NAFECO

$824.95/sRECEIVE BIDS #9900-54/SERVICE
TRUCK (MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPT.)-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids (#9900-54) for a one-ton service truck
for the Mosquito Control Department, the fol-.
lowing bids were received and tabled for
review by Mosquito Control Director.
Bearden: Champion Chevrolet $24,300.00;
Orville Beckford Ford/Mercury $20,528.00.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS BEACON
HILL PARK CONSTRUCTION-Upon motion
by Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Peters. and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to advertise to receive
sealed bids. for constructionstructionatBeacon Hill
Fatk,l criLt furia dl upon receipt.ro .L" spec-
u'lcaluon, from the Engineers
IRESOLUTION- GASKIN PARKOC2M06
PLAN-Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler. Attorney McFarland
read a proposed resolution regarding amend.
ing the Comprehensive Plan to include
Gaskin Park .in the Capital Improvements
Schedule. Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the fol-
lowing resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. 2000-36
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Communissioners desires to further the
development and maintain one of its finest.
parks and boat landings Gaskin Park; and
WHEREAS, it is in the. best interest of
the residents of the City bf'Wewahitchka and
Gulf County to refurbia i and improve the
development of Gaskin Park. -o Lhat it dan be,
ied t.:-, ,t;ri. rramuiUT potenuaJ. and ,
riC THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED.
1., ire Gulf County Board o County-
C.-rmmiT-,s..nerrs that the exiting Capital,
InTprci.'.ement_ SchelEulle of mLoe Guf County-
C-.'rniprehensi'.e Plan tie amended to 'include,
the d ieel.pmrent of the Gaskir Park Project:',
-ADOPTED tri- I',hi da,' i-i October,

HGHILAND VIEW WATER & SEWER
DISTRICT-Lipon discussion :that the
Highland View Water System bond issue has!
been paid in fiful Coimmissioner Knox
motio:nred Ifor the Bcaird to proceed ,lth ha'. -
tin the Highland '.'iei Water & Se-.er District
Lt--.ol..ed Iby the legislaturel C-o irs.sioner
Yleager .eco:,nded the mrorion and ,t pa"_ed
ornarimo-,l- i.-
GULF COUNTY LANDFILL-Solid,
W' ste D,rector Danford diicu ,'.eda tre possi-
bilh, of a central landful in Gulf County and
requested that the Board allow Preble-RJish
Inc. to perform, a fea;ibility study for thi
project Con-'-inis.ioner easierr motioned to
approve tlls; reque-t and Commissioner
Kiox se.:.-.nded the mnailon Afterr'discussion..
that it'.-al --e piud from the landfill.long-term
account the motion passed unanimously.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS/FINANCING
'VEHICLES-Lipon motio,.n by Corrmmisiioner
Peter.; sec:-ond bv Coinrrura.sio:ner YN'-aer and
ijrnanunm,,.s ,te the Board agreed to ad.er.-
lite t: receive sealed bidt f:.r finan-,Lg for a
iolid Waste Department pickupp (to be.pur-.
chased through State Contract) and for the
one-ton service truck .for the '.1l,.quit,
Control Department ',
S.H.I.P. PURCHASE ASSISTANCE--
Upon notion by Commissioner .Peters, sec-
ond by' Comimissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous, vote, the Board approved purcha ei
assistance 'throfigh the S.H.I.P. Program for'
Heidi Taylor, in 'the amount of $11.615.00.
VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICER--
Veterans' Service Officer Williams thanked.
the Board for their support of his appoint-,
ment as area Vice President (Veterans'.
S cr.ice ,iiicers No.:rth'.-.est Flonrida'i to coin-
- pieie the une\ptred term o-I Jim DLe\,on IBa',
C.ountvl urliil I..\ 2001. He reported that he,
v2.ll 'eek to De iete, to this position in May,.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COMMIT-
TEE (T.D.C.) REPORT-T.D.C. Coordinator
Pickett gave,a report on ap activity day held"
on October 8th for various members of the.
press, stating that the Netio York Post will beI
doing a feature on Gulf County in an upcom-,
ing edition."She further reported that Gulf
County will be featured at the 1-75.visit ten-,
ter in Lake City for one month.
EXTENSION AGENT/PAPER. MILL
SUBSTANCES-Extension Agent Carter
appeared before the Board to report on theta
substance being placed on agricultural land'
in Gulf County. He presented a handout, and
reported that the State Department has test-,


ed the lime substance and determined that it
is not toxic. Upon inquiry by, Marilyn
Blackwell about calcium/magnesium con-
tent,, Extension Agent Carter ,stated that
questions regarding the report should be'
directed to Dave Whitmere, at the State,
Extension Office.
SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM-;
Extension 'Agent Carter reported that the'"
Summer Recreation Program was a great
success, and he thanked the Board for their


assistance.
AWARD BID #9900-53/PROTECTIVE
CLOTHING (B.F.D.)-Bobby Plair, of the
Beaches Fire Department, recommended
that the Board avard bid #9900-53 for the
protective clothing for the Beaches Fire
Department to NAFECO, at a rate of $824.95
per set. Commissioner Peters motioned to
approve this recommendation, and
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion.
Upon request that the other fire departments
in the County be allowed to "piggyback" this
bid, Commissioners Peters and Knox includ-
ed this request in their motion. The motion
then passed unanimously.
AWARD .BID #9900-54/SERVICE
TRUCK (MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPT.)-
Upon recommendation by Mosquito Control
Director Bearden, Commissioner Knox
motioned to award bid #9900-54 for a one-
ton service truck for the Mosquito Control
Department to Champion Chevrolet, in the'
amount of $24,300.00 (a heavier-duty
truck).
'Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
WEWAHITCHKA MEDICAL CENTER/'
BUDGET AMENDMENT-Joel Montgomery,
President of North Florida Medical Centers,
Inc., appeared before the Board to discuss
funding for the 2000-2001 fiscal year. He
presented and read a letter regarding the ser-
vices provided by Wewahitchka. Medical
Center. Employees of WevWahitclaka Medical
Center and members of the public appeared
before the Board to discuss care they have
provided 'and care they have received from
the Center and Dr. Ajit (including inr,.digent
care). Upon.inquiry by C chairman Tra\ lor Mr
Montgomery reported that North Florida
Medical Centers, Inc. is a. non-profit brgani-
zation, and finding received from Gulf
County will be us.ed at the Wewahitchka
facility. Upon inquiry by Comnucisioner Knox"
regarding Wewahitchka Ml-edical Center's
refusal to admit patients into Gulf Pines
Hospital, members of the public reported on
recently being admitted .into Gulf Pines
Hospital by Wewahitchka Medical Center.
After further discussion,. Chairman Traylor
passed the Chair to Commissioner Peters,
and motioned to amend the General Fund
budget (as follows), in the amount of
$6,000.00 to provide funding. for
Wewahitchka Medical' Center. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the' motion, and it passed
unanimously. Chairman Peters returned the
Chair to Commissioner Traylor. -
BTTUDDGET AMENDMENT #1
GENER-L F1, D
EXPENDITURE. "
WEWA MEDICAL CENTER: : '
Aid Wewa Medical Center; #51962-82000;
Original Budget $3,000.00; Increase
$6,000.00; Decrease $.00; Amended Budget
$9,000200
RESERVE GENERAL FUND: '
Reserve for Contingencies: #99984-95000;
Original Budget $175,000.00; Increase $00;
Decrease $6,000.00;: Amended Budget
$169,000.00.(eqnd) ,
NOISE -, HOUSEBOATS/LAND'S
LANDING-Alfred Cutchin and Jerrn
Forehand appeared before, the Board to dis-
cuss problems they are. having with house-
boats at Land's Landing (noise, discharging
of firearms etc) After discussion,, Attorney
McFarland reported that the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Commission controls the waterways,
and the County agreed to request that
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission contact
Mr. Cutchin and Mr. Forehand regarding this
matter.
AMERICAN. RED CROSS/FIRE
DEPARTMENTS-Jim Buckley ol the
Americani Red Cross, appeared before the
Board to present water coolers -to the Gulf
County Fireilen's 'Association; 'in apprecia
tion for treir assistance to the American Red
Cros- and the .:mzens of Gulf County.' "-..
I -;The meeting did 'then recess at 7:01-
p.m., E:D.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:16 p.m.,
E.D.T.
HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP-"
Commissioner Knox reported that the grant
for construction of a boat ramp in Highland
View has been approved. .
ROAD .,DEPARTMENT/GULF AIRE
DRAINAGE-Commissioner Knox thanked
the Road Department .for revamping .the
drainage systemin Gulf Aire Subdivision.
COUNTY-WIDE VOTING-Commis-
sioner Knox motioned to proceed with the
necessary litigation to allow for county-wide
voting for Courty Commi.sioners. and.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
for discussion. Upon discussion that there
have been no significant changes in the law
regarding this matter, Attorney McFarland
stated that.the Board -h,ould rece..e prop.os-
als from an attorney v.'ho specializes in this
type .of litigation. After discussion,
Commissioners Knox and Yeager amended
the motion and second to include seeking
propc-alJ for an attorney -\ho specializes in
this field The rmurtiorn then passed 4 to 1,'
with Commissioner Peters ',.atng no
S. ANIMAL CONTROL-Commissioner
Peters reported that 10 new'stalls have been
added to'the dog pound (with niew drainage
lines), and that a new septic system is need-
ed. He stated that the system .nill cost
$3,000.00-$5,000.00, and, he will. bring a
recommendation back to the Board. .:
2000 LEGISLATIVE DAY-Upon
motion' 'by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved Commissioners' travel to'
attend the F.A.C.'Legislative Conference in
Tallahassee on November 15-17, 20QO0.
MOSQUITO SPRAYING-Upon inquiry
by Commissioner 'Peters about the chemical
used, for mosquito ,spraying, Mosquito
Control Director'Bearden reported that they
are using malathion. Commissioner Peters
requested that. Mosquito Control Director
Bearden check to see if there is a. stronger
chemical which can be used.
COURTHOUSE SPACE SUPERVISOR
OF ELECTIONS-Commissioner Peters
motioned for the Supervisor of Elections to
take over the space in the Courthouse which
was occupied by Emergency Management,
and 'Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion. After discussion about limited space
and waiting to all6w the. new Constitutional
Officers to work' out an agreement between
themselves to allocate.the space, the mniotion
failed 3 to 2, with Commissioners Peters and
Stanley voting yes..
OAK GROVE WATER SYSTEM-Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Yeager, Attorney
McFarland reported that there was a prepay-
ment penalty on the Oak Grove Water System
loan, arid it must be paid in full before the
debt service can be removed.c
1999 ROAD PAVING PROGRAM-
.Upon inquiry by Commissiopier Yeager, Chief
Administrator Butler reported that he has
not talked to anyone with C. W. Roberts
Contracting recently, but will contact them to
see when they *will resume paving in Gulf
County.
INDIAN PASS BOAT RAMP-
Commissioner Yeager requested that the
Maintenance Department complete the walk-
way on the offshore side of the Indian Pass
bdat ramp.
OCTOBER. ELECTION-Chairman
Traylor discussed the delay in counting bal-


lots for the October 3rd election, stating that
the City of Wewahitchka had sent him a let-
ter of complaint. Upon further discussion by
Chairman Traylor that the problem needs to
be corrected before the November election,
Commissioner Peters stated that Supervisor
of Elections Robinson assured him that the
problem will be' corrected for the November
election.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Knox, and unanimous
vote. the meeting .did then adjourn at 7:38
p.m., E.D.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK


GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


Recommendations (10/19/00)
11. Resolution Budget Amendment (Loan -
R.D./M.C.D. Eq. -$298,972.00), as fol-
lows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2000-37
WHEREAS,- the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners has received unan-
ticipated revenue in the General Fund for fis-
cal year 2000-2001; and .
WHEREAS, said revenue is needed to
help pay certain expenditures incurred in fis-
cal year 2000-2001;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
as follows:,' :
1. The 2000-2001 fiscal year budget is
amended as follows:
GENE FUND
REVENUES:
. Other Financing Sources: Proceeds of
Installment Notes; #00188-00000; Original


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 12, 2000 ,
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
The Gulf County Value Adjustment
Board met this date in special session with
the following members present County
Commissioners Billy E. Tray lor. Tommy
Knox, and Nathan 'Peters, Jr. and School
Board Member Mary Pridgeon Member Oscar Redd was absent>.
Others present were: Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert,
and Property Appraiser employees Dan
Christie and Elaine Maige.
: The meeting was called to order at 4:00
p.m., E.D.T.
V.A.B. CHAIRMAN-Upon motion by
County Commissioner Peters, second by
School Board Member Pridgeon, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the Board elected County
Commissioner Traylor to serve as Chairman
of the Value Adjustment Board.
PETITION #1 DIANE ZIMMERMAN
(#03964-OOOR)-Property Appraiser Col bert
appeared before the Board to discuss the,
value of this parcel (Petitioner was not pre-
sent). After discussion regarding other
parcels located in the same area, County
Commissioner Peters motioned to deny this
petition (accept the Property Appraiser's val-
uation). School Board Member Pridgeon sec-
onded the motion, and it passed 3 to I, with
Commissioner Kniox voting no (stating that
he feels the Property Appraiser's valuation is
too low).
PETITION #2 DISCOUNT AUTO
PARTS, INC. ( 00080-150)-Fropertry
Appraiser Colbert and Deputy Clerk
McLemore reported that this Petition has
been withdrawn.
PETITION #3 WILLIAM W. SIMPSON
(#06345-605R)-William W. Simpson
appeared before the Board to discuss' that he
feels his assessment is too high, and dis-
cussed his amenities as compared to other
property owners in the area (his lot is pie-
shaped, therefore he has 22 waterfront feet).
Property Appraiser Colbert appeared before
the Board to discuss that, based on the high
water line, Mr. Simpson has more than the
22 feet on the waterfront and the- same'
amenities as the other property owners in
that area. After further, discussion that the
law requires that assessments be made in
relation to surrounding (comparable) proper-
ties, County Commissioner Knox motioned to
deny 'this petition (accept the Property
AppraJser "aluaLion) Sch:ol Board Member
Pnrioeon -e.:.:'nded the motion and it passed
3 to I ulLh Counvt Cormirussiioner Peters rot-
ing no
PETITIONS #4 -& #5/SMURFIT-
STONE (#00356-000 & #00356-002)-Bob
Williams and Ferrell Allen, of Smurfit-Stone.
Container Corporation appeared before the
Board to d ,cuss the assessmentm on person-
al proper'' on the paper rrll. Mr. Williams-
discussed the hitcry of purchase of the mill
by Florida Coast Paper Company, and the
purchase by StCoe ntainer (after Florida
Coast went bankrupt). He further di cu-_sed
the merger of Jefferson Snurfit and St.'ne
Container. Mr. Williams stated that the deci-
sion not to re-open the paper mill was made
Son April 3. 1999. Mr. Allen then reported on
proposed demrnobl.n cf the mill statingrthat
Sc sal.age value the personal property is
expected to be in the S7 million range: Upon
discussion by Property Appraiser Colbert
that the personal property returned submit.
ted by a representaU'e of the company in -
March. 2000 wai SIo10 999' 97 e00. Mr
Williams stated that an arnenced return %am ;
ileo after the deadline (an error on the part
of the company handling their taxes). After
discussion that Property. Appraiser Colbert
reduced the assessment appro.umately $50
million (rom the 1999 assessmeint) to
account lor the paper mill being closed, Mr.
Williams offered the Board a settlement
assessment of. $50 million for the 2000 tax
year. After discussion by members of the
Board, ; County Commissioner' Peters
motioned to deny the' petitions (accept the
Property Appraiser's valuation), and School
Board Member Pridgeon seconded the
motion. Mr. Williams further discussed the
possibility of the Board making a counter-
offer to their offer of a $50 million settlement
for this year. The motion then passed unani-
mously. I. .
There being no further business, the
meeting did then adjourn at 5:25 p.m.,
E.D.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER., CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 24, 2000
REGULAR'MEETING
The 'Gulf County Boaid of County ,
Commissioners met'this date in regular ses-
sion with- the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor' and
Corranmisioners Tommy Knox, NaUhan Peters,,
Jr., iand Warren J. Yeager, Jr.' John Stanley, Jr. was absent>.
Others present 'Were:' Chief 'Deputy
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, Chief Administratot Don
Butler. Administrati.e A-ssistant Debbe'
\\'bberg. Admuir-.trator, Emergency Manage-
ment Director Larry Wells Building Official
Michael L. Hamxniond,' Code Enforcement'
Officer Tony Varonra, County Planner David
R chardson Gulf County, E.M.S. Director
Shane NMcGuffin Maintenance Superinten-
dent,'Mos.quilt Control Director -Joe
Bearden, Road Superintendent Bobby Knee,
Solid" Waste Director .Joe Danford,' T.D.C.
Coordinator Paula 'Pickett, Veterans' Service
Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrati.r Bo Williams;

Sheriffs Department Captain Joe Nugent,
and Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff John Garner.
Captain Nugent called the meeting to
order at 6:00 p.m., E.D.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meeting.
with prayer, and Captain Nugent led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.'
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second .by
Commissioner Knox, and -unanimous (4-0)
vote; .the Board. approved the Consent.
Agenda, .as follows: --,
1. Minutes .
-September, 26, 2000- Budget Meeting
-October 10, 2000 Special Meeting ,,
-October 10, 2000 Emergency Meeting
-October 10, 2000 Regular Meeting
-.October 12,; 2000. Value. Adjustment
Board .'
2. Advertise for Bids Sell 1987 Chevrolet
Blazer (Gulf County E.M.S.)
3., Fill Dirt Easements (James McLeod &
William J. Davis,,Jr. 2)
4. Grant Acceptance Byrne State & Local
Enf. ($38,680,50 Sheriff)
5. Grant Application E.M.S. County Grant
($2,189.77- Gulf County E.M.S.)
6. Health/Life Insurance (2000-2001) -
Committee Recommendations Renew
health policy with Blue Cross/Blue
Shield, renew life policy with Shenandoah
7. Inventory- Clerk's Office (Junk #10-317
&'#10-318- Computers),
8. Invoices FL Dept. of Community Affairs
Spec. Dist. Fees (H.C. & O.F.D.)
9. Law Enforcement Agreement (County/
Sheriff/City of Wewa 2000-2001)
10. Planning & Development Review Board


Budget $.00; Increase $298,972.00;
Decrease $.00; Amended Budget
$298,972.00
EXPENDITURES:
(apital Equipment/Projects: Equipment;*
i.564S44.64000; Original Budgert
$93,000.00:00; Increase. $298,972.00;.
Decrease $.00; Amended Budget
$391,972.00 ",
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the,
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners'
this 24th day of October, 2000. (End) ,-
12. Resolution Small County Coalition Fees
(2000-2001 $1,690.30), as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2000-38
WHEREAS,, the Gulf County Board of,
County Commissioners has determined that
there is a need to have information, interpre-
tation and consultation services that are
directed specifically to the ongoing needs' of
small counties within the State of Florida;
and
-WHEREAS the cost of retaining such
services is reduced through the collective
participation of small cou nuez. within a coali-'
tion framework; and .
WHEREAS, the Small Counht Coalition
has designated Robert P. Jones & Ai, .:,ates
to .provide legislative c ,n ulling _erTi._e
relating to small county issues
NOW, THEREFORE, BE ,IT RESOLVED
that the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners approves becoming a mem-
ber of the Small County C.-.alition for Fiscal
Year 2000-2001, and agree- to pay
$1,690.30 for services through September
30, 2001.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the
Gulf County Board of County Commissioner4
agrees tomake the payment t., i.F,,-ert F
Jones & Associates to provide such services
as requested by the Small County Coalition. "
ADOPTED by the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners in session at Port St.
Joe,' Florida on the 24th day of, O:t.:.ber.
2000. (End) "
RECEIVE BIDS i0001-01 PLAN-
NING/BUILDING DEPARTMENT TRUCK-
Pursuant to adienrriemen (t.o receive sealed
bidsi In 0010il for a p.:kup truck for the'
?ianrnirng 'Btiilddin Depiartn-meni the Ill,.iiin-' .
bias vere received and table f.:,r reie'' annd,
rec.rommend.aion by Building Official
Hammond: Champion Chevrolet S 5.32O5 0Cl
Howiell Cherrolet. Company $17,373.00;
Orville Beckford Ford S 15 310 0 '
RECEIVE BIDS 0001-02/FINANCING
- SOLID WASTE DEPT. TRUCK-Pursuant
to advertisement to r-cei.'e ealdcc bd-
(#0001 -021 f.:,r financing of a pickup truck for
the Sold Waste Deparnment (ranging from,
$21 00X0.00-&23 000 00 t1ne f.lloing zids
were received Capital ]City Bank 6.09/o;
George Y. Core 6.87%.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unarii-'
mous (4-0) '.,te he Bo:ird a,- arded the bid
to Capital C It3 Bank
RECEIVE BIDS OOO1 .03/FINANCING
- MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPOT, TRUCK'-
Pursuant to advertisement-to receive sealed
bids (#0001-03) for financing of a service
truck for the .Mosqunt _onir.:.l Department
(irin, g~ lfr.:.mr," S23 ',,OO- 0,0 -,, te,
following itdi_ kerre ceived: Capital City,
Bank 6 09,c. George Y. Cpre 6.87%. ',
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters,.
second by Commissioner Yeager,. and unqani;
mous (4-0) vote, the Board, awarded the bid
to Capital City Bank. -..
RADIO GULF CORRECTIONAL
INSTITUTION/$12.50 SURCHARGE
FUNDS-Administrative Assistant Wibberg,
rep,-,rted on a request from Gulf Correction
Institution for the .County to purchase a,
radio to allow communication with the
Sheriffs Department. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Yeager, Administrator Wells
reported that there are $12.50 Surcharge
Funds available for this purchase. Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board agreed to purchase a radio
for G.C.I. from the $12.50 Surcharge Funds,.
,J60f'VETERANS' DAY PROGRAM-
Administrative- As-iliant .,btl-.eig? rep.rteo-
that'CharTotte Pierce has. asked the BoarOa to'
submit a- ldttex tiquesft&g. that Colonel Olividr-
North be the guest speaker for Gulf Countyis
Veterans' Day Program next year. The Board
agreed to send this letter. -
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS/LOADER -
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT-Upon
request by Solid Waste Director Danford.
Commissioner Peters motioned to advertise
to receive sealed bids for a pinch-bucket,
rubber-tired loader for the Solid' Waste
Department (to be purchased with grant.
funds). Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0). :
BID #9900-34/SOLID WASTE
DEPARTMENT TRUCK-Solid Waste:
Director Danford discussed that he has still-
not received the. pickup truck (Bid #9900-34)-
which was awarded to Atlantic Ford Trduck
Sales on July 25, 2000. Upon his request,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to reject Bid
#9900-34 and re-advertise for bids,; if the,
'truck is not delivered by October. 30th
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
arid it passed unanimously (4-0) '.1'.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS/SOLID
WASTE DEPARTMENT -TRUCK-Upon di-<
cussioni by Mosquito Control Director
Bearden 'regarding the delay in' delivery' of,
State Contract trucks. Commissioner Peters
motioned to advertise to':receive sealed bids
for a pickup' truck for. the Mosquitoh
Control/Solid Waste Department (to.be putr-
chased from Solid Waste grant funds)..
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion.,
and it passed unanimously (4-0). -
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS/FOG GENER-'
ATOR MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPTI-
Upon discussion by Mosquito Control
Director Bearden that one of the fog genera-'
tors on the spray truck is- broken,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to advertise!
to receive sealed bidsto purchase a new one.'
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously (4-0).
2001 VETERANS' DAY PROGRAM-
Upon discussion by Veterans' Service Officer
Williams that Charlotte Pierce also asked'
that he submit a letter of request-to Colonel
Oliver North regarding his attendance/pid-
sentation at the Gulf, County Veterans' Day
Program next year, the Board agreed, for him'
to also submit a letter. .. I
TRAVEL LEGISLATIVE DAY 2000-
Upon request by Veterans'- Service Officer-
Williams, CommissionertYeager motioned for,
approval for any County staff interested in
attending the Legislative Day 2000 program
to do so (November 14-17, 2000).'
Commissioner Peters seconded'the morition,
and it passed unanimously (4-0). L ':
SCommissioner Yeager, also discussed
that the three (3) new Commissioners will
have been elected, but not yet active.
Commissioners during the Legislative- Day
Program. He stated that it is very important
for new Board members to attend, and'
motioned that the Board reimburse the
expenses for the -new County
Commissioners-Elect to also attend this .con-
ference. Commissioner Peters seconded the.,
motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0); -
GRANT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS
CENTER-Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that a grant has been award-
ed to Gulf County (in the amount of
$762,600.00 County can provide -in-kind


services as match), and he requested that the
Board accept the grant and allow the
Chairman to sign the contract. Upon motion'
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board approved this request.. ,
AWARD BID #0001-01 PLANNING/
BUILDING DEPARTMENT TRUCK-Upon
recommendation by. Building Official
Hammond, Commissioner Peters motioned to
award Bid #0001-01. for the
Planning/Building Department pic hi
truck, to Champion Chevrolet, in the amount
of $15,328.00. Commissioner Yeager secoiid-
ed the motion and, after discussion that tihe
low bid had a smaller engine that'
Champion's bid, the motion passed unani-
mously (4-0). I '
ROAD ACCEPTANCE FOREMOST
(See MINUTES on Page 3B)















THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001 PAGE F


DRIVE & CRESTWOOD LANE-Chief
Administrator Butler presented a request
from Bernard Keller for the County to accept
Foremost Drive and Crestwood Lane, and he
stated that Mr. Keller has agreed to pay
$8,000.00 toward the cost of paving
Crestwood Lane (estimated to cost
$15,000.00). Commissioner Yeager motioned
to accept these roads and to pave Crestwood
Lane, and Commissioner Knox seconded the
motion for discussion. After discussion
regarding cost of paving, etc.. Commissioners
Yeager and Knox included that this be con-
tingent upon approval by Attorney
McFarland The motion then passed unani-
mously (4-0).
PERSONNEL POLICY VACATION--
Commissioner Yeager motioned to amend the
personnel policy to allow employees to "sell
back" two weeks of their annual leave each
year. Commissioner Knox seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0).
S. TOURIST DEVELOPMENT. COMMIT-
TEE APPOINTMENT-Commissioner,
Yeager motioned to appoint Tommy Knox to
fill Paula Pickett's position on the Tourist
Development Committee, aftei his County
Commission term ends, and Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion for discussion.
After discussion that a County
Commissioner would. be appointed to the
Committee as well, and that the T.D.C.
Chairperson should be someone. supported
by the District 3 or District 5 County
Commissioner., the motion passed unani-
mously (4-0). Chairman Traylor thanked
Commissioner Knox and the T.D.C. for their
work with this program.
FUNDS FISHERIES PROGRAM (NET
BAN)/BUDGET AMENDMENT-Commis-
sioner Yeager discussed funds which were
received in fiscal year 1996-1997 through
the County's Commercial Fishing License,
which was purchased to assist local fisher-
men. He stated that he would like to con-
tribute those funds to the Local Fishermen's
Legal Fund, so they can continue their litiga-
tion. Commissioner Yeager then motioned to
ainend the General Fund budget as follows,
and provide $3,000.00 in funding ,to the
Local Fishermen's Legal Fund. (contingent
upon approval by Attorney McFarland).
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-0).
BUDGET AMENDMENT #2
GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES: 1
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Aid
to Private Organizations; #21111-82000;.
Original Budget $.00; Increase $3,000.00;.
Decrease $.00; Amended Budget $3,000.00
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS:'
Other Current Charges & Obligations;
#21111A9000; Original Budget $36,000.00:
Increase $.00; Decrease $3,000.00; Amended
Budget $33,000.00 (End)
DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION/BUD-
GET AMENDMENT-Commissioner Yeager
motioned to amend the General Fund budget
as follows, to provide funding to assist the
Port St. Joe Merchants Association/
Chaniber of Commerce/Tourist Development
Committee in a rentalizaoun project on Reid
Avenue IS500 001 1
Commissioner Peters seconded the.
motion and it passed unantmunouisl.'
BlIiDGET AMlENDrMENT 1.3
GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES:
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Aid to Pndatie Orgarn,zatic.ns 2il I 11 '1-2000-
O. -ninal Budcet S 00 Increase .3.0-00.00"
Decrease' S00 -aurended Budget $3 0'0'
BEOARDI-OF C-OljNTY C'(Nt-O liSSiONERS
Othtr Current Charge-s Obalitions
#211 I l.P'9-OO Oritgir, Dl.Budoe.t S33 000 O,'
lncreaie ",.0, Decrease s1500 '00, Arended
Budget $32;500.00 (End)
GULF AIRE WASTEWATER TREAT-
MEN'T PLANT-Lip.rn inquiry b \
Commissioner Knox. Chief Adrrunistrator
Butler reported that he recer.ed a certifca-
tion of calibration irom Ike Duren rewarding
the Gulf Aire Waseteuater Treatment Plant
and he has also requested a letter from the
City of Port St.. Joe (as they are the ones who
checked the plant over the summer months).
Conrrussiorner Kno then, motioned t' hli tnme
moratorium placed .on the Plant. once the let-
ter is received from.the City of Port St. Joe
and Chief Administrator Butler is satisfied
with the results. Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unanimous-
ly(4-0)..
GRANTS .BEACON HILL
PARK/HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP-
Commissioner Knox motioned that the
plaques placed on the Beacon Hill Park and
Highland View Boat Rarrip later the grants
funds are expended) have the namesof this
sitting Board, as the grants were obtained.
during their tenure. Commissioner Yeager
seconded the. motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0). .
BASS TOURNAMENTS-Commissioner
Knox discussed the positive effects which the
bass tournament hJ;ie had for Gulf County
over the last le% % ears tiLuna trhat ne onl',
received 1 complaint about a et skill
RE-DISTRICTING-Commissione r
Knox discussed reahtnirmelt of ithe disti'l-ts..
stating that the population count for the pro-
posed line movements will be received in
'March. '
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COMMIT-
TEE -, APPOINTMENTS--- Cnmis..oner
Knox motioned to re-appoir.1 the cunern
Tourist Development Committee (with
replacements himself and a new
Commissioner)., Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unanimous-
ly,(4-0).
y ANIMAL. CONTROL FACILITY
SEWER SYSTEM-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Peters.: Building Official
Hammond reported that the sewer project is
on hold to check with the City about hooking
to their system. Co-nmissioner Peters direct-
ed Building Official Hammond to proceed
with the septic tank system at the dog,
pound. Commissioner Peters also discussed
the kennel/animal care facilities in Port St.
Joe. ,
PRE-TRIAL RELEASE FUNDS -
YOUTH ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM-
Chairman Traylor discussed a request from
Chief Circuit Judge Pittman regarding the
Youth Accountability Program.
Commissioner Yeager motioned to release the
pre-trial release funds to the Youth
Accountability Program. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
INVENTORY COUNTY EXTENSION
AGENT-Chairman Traylor discussed a
request from Extension Agent Carter for the
County to place their van on County invento-
ry and insurance, so that it may be used for
County programs. ',Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous (4-0)
vote. the.Board approved this request.
DUNE RESTORATION/BERM PLACE-
MENT-Chairm'an Traylor discussed a letter
of complaint from Charles L. McClain, Sr.
regarding the'placement of berms at Cape
San Bias. Chairman Traylor requested that
Solid Waste Director Danford respond to the
letter, to notify Mr. McClaini that the County
was unable to construct berms in front of
every house on the beach.
REQUEST FOR DONATIONS DIXIE
YOUTH BASEBALL-Chairman Traylor dis-
cussed a letter from the Port St. Joe Dixie
Youth .League,. and' requested that the.


Commissioners assist them with Special
Projects Funds.
WATER REMOVAL BROTHERS
RIVER /N.W.F.W.M.D.-Marilyn Blackwell
appeared before the 'Board to request' (hat
they adopt a resolution opposing withdrawal
of water from the Brothers River by St. Joe
Timberlands. and submit the resolution to
the Northwest Florida Water Management
District. Chairman Traylor passed the Chair


to Commissioner Peters, and motioned to
oppose any drawdown of water at this time.
After further discussion. Commissioner
Traylor withdrew his motion, and requested
that Attorney McFarland draft a resolution of
opposition. Chairman Peters then returned
the Chair to Commissioner Traylor.
DITCH LANDING ROAD-Upon inquiry
by Marilyn Blackwell, Commissioner Knox
reported that the Ditch Landing Road is now
open, and should remain open year-round
based on the County's agreement with St.
Joe Timberlands and the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Commission.
TRAVEL COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS-ELECT-Bob Phillips inquired about
the County's liability regarding the County
Commissioners-Elect attending the confer-
ence in November, prior to taking office (ie -
will they travel in County vehicles, etc.).'
Chairman Traylor discussed that the County
would reimburse their expenditures 'for the
trip, and Attorney McFarland will be consult-
ed prior to the travel.
WEWAHITCHKA HEALTH DEPART-
MENT-Upon inquiry by Chairman Traylor,
Chief Administrator Butler reported that he
received a letter from the Health Department
regarding the Wewahitchka facility, but has
not had a chance to review it.
ANIMAL CONTROL/BUDGET AMEND-
MENT-Commissioner .Peters motioned to
amend the General Fund Budget (as follows)
to provide $1,000.00 for animal control.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
and. aftdr discussion; it passed unanimously
(4-0). Commissioner Peters reported that he
will sign off on all invoices, and all expendi-
tures will be Board approved. Commissioner,
Peters then motioned to approve the expen-
ditures for the sewer system. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
BUDGET AMENDMENT _4 .
GENERAL [N
EXPENDITURES:
ANIMAL CONTROL- Rep. & Maint./Bldgs. &
Grounds; #4306246100; 'Original Budget
$.00; Increase: $1,000.00; Decrease $.00;
Amended Budget $1,000.00 :
RESERVES: Reserve for Contingencies;
#99984-95000;. Original Budget
S169.0)0 00. Increase $.00; Decrease,
SI 000 00, Amended Budget $168,000.00
(End).
ROAD MAINTENANCE-Upon inquiry
by Road Superintendent Knee regarding a
request from the School Board for the
County to maintain' Michael Street in Stone.
Mill Creek to improve travel for the school
bus, Chairman Traylor reported that he is,
tabling this request until he can contact the
School regarding this matter.
DEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING-Chairman Traylor reported that
the dedication of the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building will be held on
November 3, 2000 at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T.
ANIMAL CONTROL-Commissioner
Peters thanked Carolyn Lee for the endless
hour- she spends working at the dog pound.
Brenda Reinhart also discussed that she and
her husband help Mrs. Lee as much as pos-
sible, and thanked Mrs. Lee for her dedica-
.ton Coummissioner Peters also reported that
expenses for animal control do not have to be
pre-approved he w-ill sgn off on the inv.Ac-
es and place them in the Consent Agenda.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, see-.
and by Comimimssloner Peters, and unani-
mous 14.*,) tote. the meeting did then,
adiourn at 6 53 p m.. E D.T. ...
BILL' E TRA',LOR CHAIRMAN : '
-, ATTEST- BENNY C LISTERR.' -CLERK ,:

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 1, 2000
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Comnrisi.ioners met this date in special'ses-
.sion with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Cornmis sioners Tommy Knox, Nathan Peters,
Jr and %Warren J Yeager, Jr. John Stanle\ Jr. was absent>.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Adrrmnistrator Don Butler, :Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, .Building Official
Michael L. Hammond,. Code Enforcement
Officer Tony Varona, County. Planner David
Richardson. Maintenance Superintendent/
Mosquito Control Director Joe Bearden,
Veterans Serice Oltncer., S H I P Adminis-
trator Bo Willams Water Department
Employee Gerald Shearer and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at4:03,
p.m., E.S.T.
VEHICLE PURCHASE PLANNING/
BUILDING DEPARTMENT TRUCK-Upon.
recommendation b1' Building Official
Hammond Commisiqner Peters motioned to ,,
reject all bids received (#0001-01) for the,
Planning Building Department pickup
truck due to the deijert dates being unac-
-eptsble. Commns.iorner Yeager seconded the
motion. and it passed unanimously 14--0).
Upon request b, Building Official
Hammond and approval, by Attorney
McFarland. Commissioner Yeager motioned
to allow the Planning/Building Department
to "piggy-back" the' bid for the'. Solid
\Wjaste M:,-qu:E lontro:l Dep:rtinment u-1.:1.
t[:- be opened .:.i. N.:-embei 14trin Bid ;CO'O0l
05). 'Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0). '
EQUIPMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL
DEPARTMENT-Mosquito, Control Director
Bearden requested that the Board rescind
their motion to advertise for bids for the fog
generator for the Mosquito Control
Department. and allow him to purchase the'
equipment on an emergency basis (due to
there only being one spray truck for the
entire County)v Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Knox,' and unanimous vote,
the Board approved this request. Mosquito
Control Director Bearden further reported.
that he had obtained 3 quotes, and although
the low bid was from a company in Texas.,
there was a bid from Clark '(which is in
Florida) and they will deliver and install the
equipment, therefore he would like to pur-,
chase the equipment from them. Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Knox. and unanimous (4-0)
vote. the Board agreed to allow Mosquito
Control Director Bearden to purchase the
equipment on an emergency basis from Clark
(best bid). "
VARIANCE SETBACK DYKES-
Commissioner Knox discussed a request
from Kenneth Dykes, in Highland View, for
their mobile home to encroach into 'the set-
back. After discussion. Commissioner Knox
motioned to approve this variance request,
contingent upon payment being received for
the application. Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unanimous-
ly (4-0)
WATER DEPARTMENT-Commission-
er Knox discussed the possibility of cross-
training Aaron Money to perform work nec-
essary on the water systems, to have some-
one available when Gerald Shearer' is on
vacation or out sick. He requested that Chief
Administrator Butler, Administrator Wells.
and M1aintenance Superintendent Bearden
check with the Union on this matter.


EQUIPMENT WORK CREW-Com-
missioner Knox discussed and motioned that
he be allowed to purchase equipment for the
District III work crew through State Contract
(in the amount of $7,768.77) from St. Joe
Rent-All. Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0).
INVOICES ANIMAL CONTROL-
-,C~hairman Traylor presented invoices (total-
ing $1,721.67) for work done on the dog


a~mhr ~RB


F.R.D.A.P. #61693'* S5,500.00)
8. Proposal
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Beacon Hill Park /
F.R.D.A.P. ($11.500.00)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Highland View Boat
Ramp / Grant ($5,000.00)
RECEIVE BIDS #0001-04/SELL 1987
BLAZER G.C.E.M.S.-Pursuant to adver-
tisement to receive sealed bids (#0001-04) to
sell a 1987 Chevrolet Blazer for Gulf County
E.M.S., the following bid was received:
Douglas Kelly $301.99.
Upon recommendation by Gulf County
E.M.S. Director McGuffin. Commissioner
Peters motioned to accept this bid.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion
and, after discussion that the engine in this
vehicle does not work, the motion passed
unanimously.
RECEIVE BIDS #0001-05 SOLID
WASTE/MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPT.


pound by the Sheriffs Department during
the 1999-2000 fiscal year. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board approved payment of these
invoices from Account #43062-46100.
ROAD PAVING/ROAD ACCEPTANCE-
Commissioner Knox recommended that the
Board amend the 1999 Road Paving Program
to include paving of the Beacon Hill Park
road from the entrance to the entrance on
the other side of the park (contingent upon
T.D.C.'s approval to pay this cost they had
previously agreed to fund paving of the walk-
ing path, but it can be paved through the
grant, therefore they may agree to pay for
this paving instead). He also discussed the
County paying one-half the cost of a path on
the Geri-Care side (approximately $250.00).
Commissioner Knox then motioned to
approve this recommendation,, contingent
upon 'approval by the T.D.C. Commissioner.
Yeager seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
Chairman Traylor passed the Chair to
Commissioner Peters, and motioned to
accept Sierra Drive, Carol Street and the
extension of Michael Street for maintenance,
(contingent on obtaining the proper paper-
work). Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0).
Chairman Peters returned ,the Chair to
Commissioner Traylor.
CHIPOLA RIVER .- PUMPING-
Chairman Traylor reported on a letter from
Donald Lanier to the Northwest Florida Water'
Management District regarding the draw-
down of water from the Chipola and Brothers
Rivers. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Peters. Attorney McFarland reported that he
has not yet drafted the resolution opposing.
the removal of water by St. Joe Timberlands.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Traylor, Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the Board
agreed to submit a letter of opposition, but
the letter was not sent. Chief Administrator
Butler discussed that .Clay Smallwood has
requested that he, and a Northwest Florida
Water Management District representative be
invited to attend the workshop to be held by
the Board.. Chairman Traylor reported that,
he will table the letter from Donald Lanier
until the next regular meeting to allow every-
one'to hear and discuss itand he requested-
that Mr. Smallyood, and a representative of,
the Northwest Florida Water Management,
District be contacted regarding a workshop.
Commissioner Peters stated, that .Ms.'
Blackwell is to be notified of the.workshop.
Commissioner Khrox stated that he feels that.
this is an extensive issue that he feels the
new Board should handle. Commissioner
Peters stated that the current Board has
more knowledge of this matter at this time.
Chairman Traylor stated that if he calls the
workshop after November 7th. he will invite
the County Commissioners-Elect to attend.
There being no further business and,.
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by- Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the -meeting did then
adjourn at 4:23 p.m., E.S.T.,
BILLY E. TRAYLOR. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 14, 2000
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor 'and
Commissioners John Stanley. Jr., Tommy
Knox, Nathan -Peters, Jr.., and Warren J.
Yeager. Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, Administrative Assistant
Debbe Wibberg, Building Official Michael L
Hammond, Code Enforcement Officer Tony
Varona. County Extension Agent Roy Lee
Carter, County Planner Da'id Richardsun
Emergency' Managemert/911 Coordinator
Marshall -Nelson, Gulf County E.M.S.
Director Shane -McGuffin, Health
Department Administrator Doug Kent,
Maintenance Superintendent/Mosquito
Control Director Joe Bearden, Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee, T.D.C.
Coordinator! Paula Pickett, and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
Captain Nugent called the meeting to
order at 6:00 p.m.. E.S.T.
Building Official Hammond opened the
meeting with prayer, and Captain Nugent led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner -Knox, and unanimous vote,'
the B6ard 'approved the Consent Agenda, :as
follows:
1. Minutes
-October 24, 2000 Regular Meeting
-November 1, 2000 Special Meeting
2. Appointment Local Emergency Food &
Shelter Board Michael Surprenant
3. Bond H. W. Billy Howell (Harbor Master)
4. Court Order
-Payment to Attorney Joel Margules
(Boykins #99-07-CJ *$691 .70 / Headly
#99-34-CJ $625.52 / Neel 400-37-
CJ $1,401.21 to be paid from Account
#67070-31000)
-Payment to James E. Hord. Ph.D. (Neel*d
#00-086-CF $575.00 to ,be paid from
Account #61016-31002) '
-Payment to Nervig Travel (Sheppard *
#00-127-CF $616.00 to be paid from
'Account #60003-31000)',
5. Insurance Cafeteria Plan Participation -
AFLAC. Insurance
S6. Inventory .
-Clerk (Transfer #10-317'& #10-318 to
Einergency Management)
SGulf County. E.M.S. (Junk #210-54,
S#210-55, #210-69, #210-73)
-Courthouse Maintenance (Junk #25-85
& #25-147' / Transfer #25-140 to Road
Department)
-Veterans' Service (Transfer #240-21 to
Emergency Management).
7. Invoice
-Agency for Health Care Administration -
Medicaid (August, 2000 $9.023.82 /
September, 2000 $4,166.63) ,
-Bay Medical Center H.C.R.A. (Duke *
$5,212.36 / Lancaster $2,118.66/
Moore 162.60 / Rogers $519.84' /
Thomas '* $83.19 to be paid from Account
#51462-31500) "
-Preble-Rish. Inc. (Voting Precinct Map *
#61637 $862.50 Account #21111-
31100 / Road Paving Program *#61638"
*$3,190.00* Account #G4141-31000 /
Road 5 Study #61640 $1.317.50 *
Account #21111-31100 / Chipola River.
Bridge Report #61666 $765.00 *
Account #21111-31100 / Road Paving
Program #61664 $2,925.00 Account
#G4141-31000 / Hazard Mitigation *
#61665' $1.560.00 to be paid from T.S.
Alberto Demolition Grant Funds)
-S. M. Marley & Associates, Inc. (Barrier
Dunes Topography #3820-2.* $3.287.50
/ Cape. Breezes Topography ? #3820-3 *
$3.167.50 to be paid from Account
#21111-31300) .
-Tallahassee Memorial Hospital -
H.C.R.A. (Moore $1,085.56 to be paid
from Account #51462-31500)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. (Road Paving Program *
#61691 $1,260.00 / Beacon Hill Park


expense,.
Commissioner Yeager then motioned to
pay this invoice, in the amount of $1,008.00,
from General Fund Law Enforcement -
Repair & Maintenance of Buildings &
Grounds (1999-2000). Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
GRANT CAPE SAN BLAS WALKING
TRAIL-T.D.C. Coordinator Pickett reported
that the grant prepared by the Cape San Bias
Taxpayer's Association has been approved,
and the Tourist Development Committee has
agreed to pay for maintenance of the trail.
She further reported that paving of the trail
will begin in 2002 (2 miles), and will be com-
pleted in 2005. Upon discussion by members
of the Board regarding this grant, the Board
agreed to submit a letter of appreciation to
Julia Cunningham for preparation of this
grant application.


PICKUP-Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids (#0001-05) for a pickup
for the Solid Waste/ Mosquito Control
Department, the following bids were received
and tabled for review and recommendation
by Mosquito Control Director Bearden and
Building Official Hammond (Planning/
Building Department to "piggy-back" this
bid): Wewahitchka Automotive Center
$19,425.00, $22,700.00 Alt. 1; Champion
Chevrolet $18,187.00.
APPRECIATION GULF COUNTY
SENIOR CITIZENS-Jerry Stokoe and Bill
Lyles, of the Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association, appeared before 'the Board to
present a plaque and to thank the Board for
their concern and support of the senior citi-
zens of Gulf County over the past several
years (funding for .new centers, etc.).
APPRECIATION ECONOMIC DEVEL-
OPMENT COMMITTEE-Kenny Wood,
E.D.C. Chairman, appeared before the Board
to thank them for their support of the
Economic Development Committee since its
origination in 1997. He also reported on the
progress and future plans of the E.D.C."
PAYROLL HOLIDAY-Upon' request
by Chief Deputy Clerk Birmingham, the
Board agreed for the Clerk's Office to distrib-
ute a memorandum to all Supervisors and
Department Heads to request that payroll
documentation for the week of November
23rd (Thanksgiving Week payroll must be
prepared early) be submitted to the Clerk's
Office by November 17th at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS BOATER'S
GUIDE TO ST. JOSEPH BAY-Upon request
by Administrative Assistant Wibberg,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to advertise
to receive sealed bids for printing of a
boater's guide to St. Joseph Bay (to be paid
from boating improvement grant funds).
Commis-ioner Peters seconded the motion,
and it pa.sed unanimously
INVOICES-Administrative Assistant
Wibberg presented the .following five' (5).
irivoices to the Board, stating that the
C .:.urth.u es was closed on.Friday (agendas
were prepared on Thursday) and the invoices
did not get in the agenda.
Timothy J. McFarland, County Attorney
(October, 2000 S1.927 50 to be paid
from Account 221314.31 1001
First Choice Reporters, Court Reporter
(October, 2000 $1,327.00 to be paid
from various Court Reporter line items)
Pieble-Rish, Inc. Hazard Mitigatiol (#61692
': $1,560.00 to be paid from T. S. Alberto
''Hazard Mitigation Buy-Out" Program
grant funds)
St. Joe Natural Gas Co., Inc. -.Service Line
Cut by County (#160 $75.53 paid from
Account #21 1 11-31300)
After discussion regarding the gas line
being marked (St. Joe Natural Gas invoice).
Commissioner Knox motioned to pay these
invoices. Commissioner Stanley seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
PROCLAMATION NATIONAL HOS-
PICE MONTH-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted the following proclama-
tion. (as presented 'by Administrative
Assistant Wibberg):
PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, the Hospice of Northwest
Florida.volunteers and staff provide a special
kind of caring for'those in our community
who are terminally ill; and
WHEREAS,- Hospice has helped meet
the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of
more than 300,000 terminally ill adults and
children across the Nation last year alone;
and I I
WHEREAS, Hospice focuses on the
ennre farmly. and
WHEREAS. Hospice in the United
States has flourished from one. program in
1974 to more than 3,000 today; and
WHEREAS. Hospice celebrates its 26th
anniversary in Amenca trus year. and
WHEREAS Hospice has served me peo.
ple of Northwest Flonda since 19B4 and will
.enxeover 2700 parents in 2000. and
WHEREAS an increase in public
awareness and understanding of Hospice

care will better serve the families of our com-
munlitv who are faced with a terminal illness
THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED that
the Gulf County Board of County
.Commissioners will join the hundreds of
Cities. Counties and States in observing the
month of November as National Hospice
Month. We will actively encourage the sup-
port and participation of friends, neighbors,
colleagues and fellow, citizens in associated
Hospice activities and 'programs now and
throughout the year.
PROCLAIMED 'this .14th day of
November. 2'000. (End)
BONDS NEWLY ELECTED OFFI-
CIALS-Upon dcscussicn by Administrative
Assistant Wibberg that the State no longer
requires bonds for newly elected officials (the
Counrt may continue to require them or may
discontinue this requirement).
Commissioner Yeager motioned to discontin-
ue the 'requirement for these bonds, as the-
County's errors and omiussion, policies will
cover this. Commirussioner Stanl'e seconded
the moton and aJ'ter discussion regarding
the amounts ot E a 0 coverage. the motion
passed unanimously.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
WORK PROGRAM-Upon discussion by
Administrative Assistant Wibberg that D.O.T.
has requested a letter from the Board in sup-
port of the D.O.T. 2002-2005 Work Program
(which includes paving of C30E and the new
Cape San Bias walking trail), Commissioner
Yeager mouo':ried to submit"a letter of sup-.
port Commissioner' Peters seconded the
motion and it passed unanlm.iusl,'.'.
PLANNING/BUILDING DEPART-
MENT-Buliding Offhcal Hammond reported
that 213 perimts v.ere sold during the month
of October, 2000, totaling approximately
$46,000.00 (52 new housing starts).
INVENTORY ROAD. DEPARTMENT/
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS-Upon request by
Road Superintendent Knee, Commissioner
Stanley motioned to Junk Road Department
item #100-341 (1973 Ford Lowboy Truck)
from inventory, and advertise to receive bids
to sell it as surplus. Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
AWARD BID #0001-05/SOLID
WASTE/MOSQUITO CONTROL PICKUP
TRUCK-Upon discussion by Mosquito
Control Director Bearden that Wewahitchka
Automotive Center meets the 7% local bidder
policy (and that the low bidder Champion
Chevrolet has a 90-120 day delivery period),
Commissioner Stanley motioned to award
bid #0001-05 for the Solid Waste/Mosquito
Control Department pickup to Wewahitchka
Automotive Center, in the amount of
S19.425.00. Commissioner Yeager seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT/FIRE
ALARM CONTROL PANEL-Maintenance
Superintendent Bearden presented an
invoice to the Board from Security
Equipment for a control panel for the fire
alarm in the Jail. After discussion that the
Board needs to know about possible expens-
es prior to their being incurred, they agreed
to send a letter to the Sheriff requesting that
SMaintenance Superintendent Bearden be
notified prior to expenses being incurred, if
the Board will be requested to pay the


INVOICE T.S. ALBERTO "BUY-OUT'
PROGRAM GRANT-Emergency Manage-
ment Coordinator Nelson reported, that he
received invoice #2097 from C. R. Smith &
Son for the T. S. Alberto Demolition Project
(Bid #9900-28), in the amount of
$88,930.00. He reported that all work is
complete except the removal of 1 house (it
has been prepared for moving, and was
scheduled to be removed this afternoon).
Upon his request, Commissioner Yeager
motioned to pay this invoice, contingent
upon approval by Chief Administrator Butler,.
Emergency Management Coordinator Nelson,
and Preble-Rish, Inc. Commissioner Stanley
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
T.D.C. MEMBERS-Attorney McFar-
land discussed the upcoming vacancies on
the Tourist Development Committee, and
requested that the Board adopt (by motion)
the current Board to avoid any confusion.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager. and unani-
mous vote, the Board confirmed the sitting
T.D.C. as follows: Chairman Tommy Knox.
Wewahitchka City Commissioner Brian Cox.
Port St. Joe City Commissioner Damon
McNair, Sherry Satterfield, Ron Morrow, Don
Thiel, Tom Graney, and Richard Hance.
Commissioner Knox discussed the possibility
of Jerry Barnes (County Commissioner-
Elect) becoming a member and serving as
Chairman of the T.D.C., and Commissioner
Peters discussed that the T.D.C. would
choose their Chairman.
WATER WITHDRAWAL RIVER SYS-
TEMS-Marilyn Blackwell appeared before
the Board to inquire as to when the Board
will hold the workshop with St. Joe:
Timberlands and Northwest Florida Water,
Management District regarding removal of
water from the Chipola and Brothers Rivers.
Upon discussion. Attorney McFarland read a
letter from Donald Lanier to the Northwest
Florida Water Management Disinct regarding
this matter (letter on file in the Clerk s
Office] Lipon inquiry. Clay Smallhood ISt
Joe Timberlandsl reported that they hate not
been pumping water from the rner. they only
turned their pumps on to ensure that they
were working properly. After further discus-
sion and, upon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley, Mri. Small.ood reported on the rev-
enue receiveo for the 335 acre, leased for
hunting, and he also reported on the meth-
ods which have been put into place for
enforcement within the. leases impound-
ments, identification tags, lease re,'ocauons
etc.). Commissioner Knox discussed that
everyone is trying to prevent barge traffic on
the Apalachicola River, and he feels if this is
done that the amount of water released from
Georgia and Alabama will decrease even
more.. Marilyn Blackwell stated that the
barge traffic is the reason the river is in such
poor condition. After further discussion
Chairman Traylor reported everyone aill be
notified when the workshop is to be held.
DITCH LANDING ROAD-Upon discus-
sion regarding the opening of Ditch Landing
Road year-round, members of the Board
thanked Clay Smallwood for his assistance
with this project.
NEW HEALTH DEPARTMENT FACILI-
TY-Upon request by Health Department
Administrator Kent, Commissioner Peters
motioned to submit letters to Representative
Kilner and Senator Lawson, requesting their
'assistance in. securing funds (during the

committee meetings oh funding) to complete
the new Health Department' Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion, arid it passed
unanimously.
HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE-Health
Department Administrator Kent and Bill
Williams, of Gen-Care appeared before the
Board to present a list of recommended indi-
viduals to sene on a commuruty-wide Health
Care Committee Upon discussion, the Board
agreed to appoint this committee at the nevt
meeung to allow all Commissioners to make
changes/additions to the list.
PROPERTY CLEANUP-Bob' Phillips'
appeared before the Board to thank the indi'
vidual responsible for cleaning up the prop-
erty in the Mosquito Control Department
area, stating that they did a line job
Commissioner Kno\ reported that Mosquilo
Control Director Joe Bearden deserves the
credit for having the area cleared.
AWARD BID #0001-05-
PLANNING/BUILDING DEPARTMENT
PICKUP TRUCK-Building Official
Hammond discussed that the Board had pre-
viously agreed for his department to "piggy-
back" Bid #0001-05 for a pickup, and
requested that he be allowed to purchase the
alternate, truck that was included on the
Wewahitchka Automotive Center bid, in the
amount of $22,700.00. Building. Official
Hammond stated that Solid Waste Director
Danford is also in need of a new truck, and,
requested that the Board allow Mr. Danford
to also "piggy-back" this bid for a compara-
ble-priced truck, if he so chooses. .
Commissioner Yeager then motioned to
allow the Planning/Building Department to
purchase the alternate truck on Bid #0001-
05 (in the amount of $22,700.00), and to
allow Solid Waste Director Danford to also
"piggy-back" this bid for a comparable-priced
truck, if he desires. to do so. Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion; and it passed
unanimously.
The meeting did then recess at 6:57
p.m., E.S.T. '
The meeting, reconvened at 7:08 p.m..
SE.S.T. '
DISTRICT 1/BULLET TRAIN-Com-
missioner Stanley thanked those who sup-
ported him during his tenure as County
Commissioner (including his family). stating
that he was the first Commissioner in Gulf
County's history to become certified; He also
discussed that he has been attending meet-
ings. regarding the proposed bullet-train'
and he feels that the cost of that system will
take transportation funds from our area (the
system will connect 5 cities in Florida none
of which are in our area). Upon discussion by
Chairman Traylor regarding a proposed
proclamation opposing the train system.
Commissioner Stanley motioned to adopt the
following proclamation. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion and, after reading of the
proclamation and discussion by Attorney
McFarland that the "bullet train" is a
Constitutional Amendment, the motion


Child Tax Credit


Parents Again This Tax Season


Your children may be worth
more than you realize. Depending
on your income and if you have at
-least one qualifying child-you
may be able to take the Child Tax
Credit of up to $500 for each qual-
ifying child on your 2000 federal
income tax return.
This means you can reduce
your tax by up to $500 for each
child. Better yet, this credit is in
addition to the Child and
Dependent Care Credit and the
Earned Income Tax Credit.
What constitutes a "qualifying
child?" Quite simply, a qualifying
child is a child who is claimed as
your dependent, was under age
17 at the end of 2000, is a United
States citizen or resident alien,
and is your son, daughter,
adopted child, grandchild, step-
child, or foster child.
The more children you have,
the better the tax credit may work
for you. If you have one or two
children, you can use the credit to


reduce the tax you owe to zero,
but you will not receive any
remainder as a refund (non-
refundable). If you have three or
more children, however, you may
qualify for the additional Child
Tax Credit, which is refundable.
As with all good things, there
are certain restrictions in that the
amount of the Child Tax Credit
that you claim depends on your
income. While the value of the
credit is $500 per qualifying child,
the total credit is reduced by $50
for each $1,000 (or part thereof)
that your adjusted gross income
exceeds $110,000 for joint filers,
$75,000 for single filers, and
$55,000 for married filing sepa-
rately. But any way you look at it.
the Child Tax Credit helps put
money back into your wallet,
where you need it the most ... for
food, clothes, school supplies, etc.
For more information on the
Child Tax Credit, see the instruc-
tions for Form 1040 or Form
1040A.


passed unanimously.
PROCLAMATION
Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
WHEREAS, proposed Amendment
. Number One to the Florida Constitution
mandates that a high-speed rail system be
built in Florida; and
WHEREAS, the proposed amendment is
written without a funding 'source; and
IWHEREAS, it is the belief of the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners that
funding will come from the general budget of.
the Florida Department .of Transportation,
thus subtracting money returned to the
counties; and
WHEREAS, in order for the county road
network to continue to meet the demands of
the increasing population growth, this fund-
ing source must be returned to the county
and not directed to a high-speed rail system
to serve the citizens in only certain areas of
Florida;
NOW, THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED
that the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners opposes Constitutional
Amendment Number One and urges its citi-
zens to oppose the proposed amendment.
(End)
NORTH FLORIDA MEDICAL CENTER,
INC./WEWAHITCHKA MEDICAL CENTER-
Commissioner Peters discussed a request
from North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. for
a letter, of support from the Board for a grant
application to be submitted. Health
Department Administrator Kent reported
that he also received a request from them for
a letter of support, but he stated that he can-
not provide a letter of support for them
because they have no local Board in Gulf
County. After discussion by Chairman
Traylor regarding the need for a letter of
accountability from North Florida Medical
Center regarding funding from Gulf County
and the need fpr a "sub-board",
Commissioner Peters motioned. to submit a
letter of support for the grant, and to request
a letter of accountability for funding.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
CENTRAL LANDFILL-Commissioner
Peters discussed Increased fuel costs at the
Road Department. stating he feels this is due
t.. the landfill being closed in the.
Wewanitchka area (they now have to come to
Five Points). He discussed the need for a cen-
tral landfill located between Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka and, upon his inquiry, Clay
Smallwood stated that he has been contact-
ed regarding property (Preble-Rish is cur-'
rently preparing a feasibility study).
Commissioner Yeager also discussed the pos-
sibilit of the Board hating satellite sites in
the future Commissioner Peters requested
that a workshop be held to discuss this mat-
ter.
IN-COUNTY CALLS-Commissioner
Peters discussed the 25-cent charge for in-
county calls between Wewahitchka and Port
St. Joe. and requested that Attorney
McFarland check into the possibility of hav-
ing these charges discontinued.
Commissioner Knox stated that he had pre-
viously checked into this matter and GT Com
would not agree-to it. Members of the Board
further discussed that there are. direct lines
from Wewahitchka to the Port St. Joe
Courthouse (639-4022, 639-5068, 639-
5069) for public use.
VETERANS' DAY PROGRAM-
Commissioner Peters reported that Chief
Master Sergeant Tim Grandberry fell ill while
speaking at the Port St. Joe High School
Veterans' Day Program and, according to
Chief Grandberr-'s father, he is doing a lot
better
DISTRICT 5-Commissioner Yeager
thanked his constituents, the public. the
staff. and his family for their support dunng
his tenure as County Commissioner. and
stated that he enjoyed working with the other
members of the Board. Commissioner Yeager
also discussed the current Presidential elec-
uon. and the possibility of pursuing standard
ballots for the entire State. .
DISTRICT 3-Commissioner Knox
thanked the staff, T.D.C. Attorney
McFarland his supporters, and his family.
stating that a lot was accomplished in
District Ill during his tenure. He further dis-
cussed issues which he feels the Board needs
to address in the near future (i.e. county-
wide voting, redistricting. etc.)..
Commissioner Knox further reported that he
has changed his political party affiliation to
Republican.
LAND PURCHASE/TRAVEL-Commis-
sioner Knox requested that Attorney
McFarland research a land transaction
between Commissioner Peters and St.
Joe/Arvida; to determine whether
Commissioner Peters should abstain from
voting on future St.. Joe Company issues.
Commissioner Knox also requested that
Commissioner Peters explain why he over-
spent his out-of-county travel over $7,000.00
in 1999-2000. Commissioner Peters stated
that he is allowed to purchase property as a
private individual, and stated that all of his
out-of-county travel was pre-approved by the
entire Board. Chairman Traylor requested
that Attorney McFarland report on the land
purchase at the next regular meeting.
DISTRICTS 1, 3 & 5-Chairman
.Traylor stated that he has enjoyed working
with Commissioners Knox. Stanley and
Yeager, and appreciates everything they have
done for their districts. He stated that he also
appreciates how this Board worked for the
entire County, and did not make everything a
North vs. South issue.
BID #0001-05/PICKUP TRUCKS-
Upon inquiry by Chief Deputy Clerk
Birmingham. Commissioner Yeager motioned
to pay Wewahitchka Automotive Center for
the trucks purchased through Bid #0001-05
(the Solid Waste/Mosquito Control
Department pickup has been approved for
financing bid awarded/the Planning/
Building Department truck will be paid from
Capital Equipment/Projects Equipment).
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
There being no further business and.'
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
7:50 p.m.. E.S.T.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK


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Slippery Slope
Dear Editor, r
We now know whom will be
the next President of the U.S. of A.
It was an extremely close race.
Being close does not' surprise or
upset me. The real difficulty is
that such a tight contest between
a middle of the road conservative
and a person more left winged
than any prior .major party candi-
date, could take place.
The implication to the nation
is that above half the population
is'willing to give.up. more freedom
and personal choice in favor of Big
Brother. That portion of the popu-
lation either pays little or no
income tax, works in a civil ser-
vice or other. government job, or
are so inured in being taken care
of by the big labor unions that
their greed, has taken control of
their better judgment. ,
The next step down the slope
will come when our new President
is. forced, partially by campaign
promises and trying to work with
a ;split congress, to remove more
people from the tax rolls. This will,
set the stage for Hillery R. Clinton
to win over G.W. Bush in 2004. If
in 2002 and 2004 more liberals
are elected to congress, our form,
of government will change from a
republic to a socialist republic. A
socialist republic will tax to the
max the producers, so that they
may give more to the lax.
IWe old 'codgers who rely on
social security to make ends meet
are also guilty. Many of us are
demanding more entitlements.
whether we need them or not.
They must be paid for by some-
one. It is'wrong .
If you think the foregoing is
far, fetched, let's bring it down to
the Gulf County level. On
November 7, we had an opportu-
nity to support out fire fighters
with a half cent sales tax.
Everyone will agree that we must
have a fine, well equipped and
well trained fire department. Over
half the voters pay little if any ad


valorem tax. By their vote they
told us that those who do pay tax
just take care of the problem.
Homestead exemption to the
Ad Valorum Tax sets up a situa-
tion where many people can
demand all kinds of services
(schools, sewer systems, storm
drainage, street paving, or med-
ical treatment, etc.) with little or
no cost to them.
I feel .that we would have a
better country if every one was
required, to contribute at least
some small portion to the services
we all share. Maybe everyone
should be taxed on the first thou-
sand dollars of assessed property
value with the next 25,000
exempt: This plan would not place
a heavy burden on anyone. Of
course the voters who were not
willing to help our firemen would
never agree to this plan. This
illustrates, on a local level, the.
slope we are on.
Only recently did we learn
. that the welfare system was a dis-
mal failure which only served to
trap families into generations of
poverty. The recent election
almost allowed the entire nation
to 'fall into this greedy trap.
Between now and the next presi-
dential election, remember the
words of John F. Kennedy, "Ask:
not what the country can do for
you, but what you can do for the'
country." Stop being greedy, it is a
sin, and could slide us into a slip-
pery slope of chaos where the pro-
ducers and tax payers say
"enough already" and just quit.
Please join me in praying for
the wisdom and understanding to
do the Christian thing.
R.E. Burchard

The End of an Era
For several decades the paper
mill in Port St. Joe has .provided:
financial and occupational secu-
rity to generations of families,
until August 1998.
Like everyone, I have moved.
on with my life, and at least


attempted to put "closure" on the
,sad fact that the paper mill will
never open its doors again.
The closing created many
forms of hardship for the entire
community. But I've noticed
southern people have a special
way of coming together and help-
ing one another, and it seems like
such things as employment, and,
the economy are gaining strength.
I must say, of course I miss
the occupational and financial
security the paper mill provided;
but I mostly miss the special peo-
ple I was blessed in working with.
Even though I was in terms, "a
darn yankee," they still made me
feel as one of their own, and some,
their own'family.
I. must admit, I also miss the,
sound of the ole steam whistle
echoing across the flatland. The';
thousands of bright lights reflect-
ing across the bay, and even the
beautiful decorations displayed
during Christmas holidays.
I learned a great deal about
teamwork, quality control, com-
bustion engineering, and safety
'was engraved into my brain.
Mountains of ,memories are,
stored in my mirid," some bad '
most are good. One of the memo-
ries that sticks out in my mind
the most is when fellow worker
John Reeves and I endured the
fury of Hurricane Opal on #9
power boiler. The feeling of being'
on an eight-story power boiler.
constructed of giant steel beams,
and reinforced concrete, swaying
in the powerful wind, and the
!sight of the massive waves break-
ing over the seawall, will always '
make me respect .the unpre-,,'.
dictable force of mother nature.
Another fellow .worker, Mike-
Gainey, actually risked his life,'..
through the horizontal rain, and'
flying debris, to take John and I.
some delicious mullet they had'
cooked in the central room. Talk
about southern hospitality.
Like so'many others, I spent
almost half my life working at the
paper mill, and I don't honestly
know if I can ever put "complete!
closure" on the paper mill.
So as they ever so slowly dis-
assemble, motor by motor, com-
puter by computer, and valve by
valve, a ghostly part of me and my
spirit, will always remain out


there,
This is a special thank you,
and dedication to al the men and
women, company and union, I
was fortunate enough to work
with.
May God bless you all and
your families.,
Sincerely,
Mark D. Harriman

Thank You

Gulf County
Gulf County:
The Knights of Columbus
would like to thank you0 for your
help in exceeding our goal for the
Christmas for Kids program. Your
generosity in contributing to the
Collection jars that were located in
select locations, the blanket that
Swas passed during the Christmas
jiparade, and your shopping at the
participating stores on December
16th greatly contributed to our
efforts and reaching arid exceed-
ing our goal.
Because of yoiir contribution
'and the many others we received,
over $3,600. in merchandise and
cash was raised for the children in
Gtiulf County who might not have
had any Chnstmas presents with-
out the program. We served over
110 children in over 30 families
under this program and helped
the Florida Children and Family
Services' Angel Tree Program
ensure that all their children also
received toys.
We hope yp u will be able to
support our program next year
and in the years to come until a
program such as this is no longer
needed in Gulf County.- Thank
you again for your generous sup-
Sport.
Sincerely,
Jim Newton, Program Chairman


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Long Street-Overstreet-Approx. 2 acres, with well and pond.
This property is just minutes to the beach or intercoastal canal.
$39,900.00
Chapel Lane Overstreet Waterfront, Deep water, easy access in and
out of intracoastal waterway. Park your boat in your front yard.
Beautiful 104.335'+X 950'+ wooded lot on paved road approx. 5
'miles from beach. Financing available; $79,900.00 each
320-A Wysong, Mexico Beach, this beautiful 2 BR,/1BA Townhouse is
just waiting for you Just minutes from the beach Privacy fence enclos-
es a beautiful landscaped,yard. Many extras inside. You will have to
see to appreciate it. $84,500.00
348 Selma St., St. Joe Beach, Short Walk to the beach. Beautiful 3
BR/2BA home sitting on 2 lots, 150'X177.69'. It has a wood burning
fireplace in the den, separate living room and dining room: It also has
:an aboveY ground pool. This home will not last long at $142,900.00
848 E. River Road, Wewahitchka, Turn-Key Home! This 3BR/2BA
home has just been remodeled inside and out. Sitting oh 1.6 acres of
land. It has a gazebo, 2 deep wells and a separate 1 BR/1BA effi-
ciency apartment. A Steal at $79,900.00
Hwy. 22 & Lake Julia, Wewahitchka, This 1.53 acres of land is just
waiting oh you to build on.it. Looks over Lake Julia. Located downtown
Wewahitchka on, Hwy 22. Watch the beautiful sunrise and sunset over
Lake Julia. What a view. $39,900.00
MEXICO BEACH
105 South 38th St. Mexico Beach This beachside townhome features 2
bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. Upgrades galore, including new carpet &
freshly' painted. This unit has everything. Fully furnished. $134,900.00.
110 B Miramar Drive Townhome located on the Canal! This nice 2 bed-
room, 2 1/2 bath. Townhome has Decks, Boat Slip, CH/A, furnished. Great
Rental $226,900.00
307 MARYLAND AVE MEXICO BEACH This very nice double wide
mobile home has 3 BR and 2BA, dining/living comb., large kitchen,
breakfast nook, laundry room, decks. Must See.$89,500.00
201 Virginia Drive --This 2 BR/1 BA home has enclosed front porch, ch/a,
new windows and vinyl siding, fenced yard, utility shed and carport. Short
walk to beach. $87,000. Reduced $79,900.00
ST. JOE BEACH
8053 Hwy. 98 Water Front This Gulf front townhome has 2 bedrooms
and 2 1/2 bath, fully furnished, covered parking, with decks to view the
sunsets. This unit is an excellent rental!!. $299,000.00
.8227 Highway 98 This 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhome is fully fur-
nished, some new appliances, decks. Must See!! Great Rental $279,900.00
253 Cortez Street St Joe. Beach This very nice single family home has 3
bedrooms and 2 full bath. CH/A, double car garage, screened porches,
home is on 2 lots, inside freshly painted. Must See $159,500.00


341 Ponce de Leon, GOT TO SEE! Very nice double-wide mobile
home, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, large kitchen, dining/living comb.
with fireplace, laundry room and a large deck. Don't miss it. $99,000.
247 Columbus St., PRISTINE! 3 br/2 ba. home with separate dining
room, carpeted throughout, sitting on 100'x150' lot in the 2nd block
of St. Joe Beach. This is a turn-key home. A GREAT BUY! $152,500
BEACON HILL
8976 Hwy. 98, This beautiful home has been completely remodeled. Home
has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths. Home is set up for the new millennium, lower level
for entertaining and kitchen, and 1 bath and bedroom downstairs. Upstairs'
has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and sitting room, large deck. Must see!!
$575,000.00' :
102 Sun Ray Court -This very nice single wide mobile home (14 x 80) has
3 BR/2 BA,. CH/A, 'carpet. partly furnished, large workshop, yard, short
walk to beach. $95,000 00 ... A
PORT ST. JOE AREA
204 21st St., This 3 BR/2.5 BA home is finished on outside, finish thew
inside to your taste. Home has d!:2 car garage, just a short walk to
schools. Must Seel $77,500.00..
1211 Palm Blvd. This newly renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath stucco home is
approx. 1500 sq. ft. Fenced yard, carport, front and back screened porch.
$99,500.00.
216 Joe Ave. White City- Just moved in. This 4 BR/2BA home has
just been remodeled in 1999, plus a new septic tank in 1999. Italian
Porcelain Tile thru out except in bedrooms, they have carpet. Has its
own deep well on 2 lots. .3 miles:from the Intercoastal Waterway-w/3
boat launches. On the best street in a lovely village. Fenced in back
yard. Come See $1 19,500.
CAPE SAN BLAS
324 Sandpiper Road This beautiful 3BR/2.BA home is' just steps to
the beach..You can sit on the screened deck and enjoy the water view.
This home is in excellent condition. 'Great room has cathedral ceiling,
cen. H/A. Must See!! $250,000.00
OVERSTREET
182 Chapel Lane, This property is used as a church retreat. It consists of
2 doublewide trailers, 1 single wide" 1 wood'frame building used as a din-'
ing area, 1 building covering 2 trailers, extra rooms and a large screened
porch. There is one well and 3 septic tanks. One doublewide is open inside,
for meetings and the other doublewide is living area for the caretaker. This
beautiful acreage has many, many uses for churches, clubs, large families
that want to stay together, or whatever you want to dream up.' Everything is
in excellent condition and on approximately 2.5 acres. $.199,900.00
REDUCED $179,000.00
111 Broucher Lane This 2BR/1BA single mobile home is a great second
home or for a first time buyer. Near Intracoastal, property is wooded, with
trails running through property. Must Seel $36,900.00
Patrick Street Older 'mobile hm, fprox. 1 acre. Property joins St.
Joe Paper Co. Land $22,900.0 .
WEWAHITCHKA
6914 Highway 71 South Scotts Ferry Located approx. 1 mile from
Chipola River, in Calhoun County, building has been used as a restaurant,
:some remodeling. $79,900.00


314 Lake Alice Drive This very nice home has 3BR/2 full BA, remodeled,
large workshop, landscaped yard, across from Lake Alice. $60,000.00
134 Mitchell Road Good fishing area 3 bedroom and 1 bath home with
CH/A, Just off the famous Dead Lakes and close to the river system. Quiet
and peaceful neighborhood, almost an acre of land Has to be seen
$66,900.00, Reduced $63,900 00
VACANT LAND
MEXICO BEACH
415 Fifth St. Cleared lot, zoned homes only, approx. 100x158, short walk to
beach; $59,900.00 .
BEACON HILL
Sun Ray Court Lot 2, has .septi ,Q a l aid. Homes or restricted mobile
homes. Finariing available. $38,
Sun Ray Cou t a r tri mobile homes.
i:- Financing avu lM A rIob LlUho mes.
SEA SHORES
Nautilus.Drive Sea Shores -This t. t, jIUIa short walk tq beach. Lot 8.Block
"A. $39,900.00 '
ST. JOE BEACH "
Selma Street lot' 11 approx 75'x,176', financing available $38,500.00
'!Ward St.- WATER VIEW In first block of beach. 50'x125' lot across
t'from dedicated beach, Lot 8, BIk. 12. Financing available. $70,900.
Ward St.,- WATER VIEW In first block of beach. 50'xl 25' lot across
from dedicated beach, Lot 7,. lk. 12. Financing available.'$75,900.
'BEACON HILL AREA
9270 & 9263 STARFISH AVE. lot .12 & 14 block 21 each lot approx 50' X 107',
lots have been cleared and each lot has a survey. $58,000.00 for both lots
OVERSTREET AREA
Most areas unrestricted to houses or mobile homes.
Creekfront Wetappo Creek-Lots 1 & 2 approx. 3 acres each, septic & well in i
place, cleared. Financing available, $49,900.00 Each Reduced $44,000.00
Each.
Creekfront Wetappo Creek Lot 3. Approx. 4 acres with well & septic in place,
fish pond, cleared, financing available $49,900.00 reduced $46,000.00
,Borders Road Approx. 1 acre, homes or mobile homes, $13,900.00
.WEWAHITCHKA
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. $64,000.00
reduced $62,000.00
Knollwood Street 3 nice lots near Dead Lakes. Lots 9, 10 &T 1, Meeks Lake sub-
division. Each lot $12,500.00
Sierra Drive Stonemill Creek Approx. 3 acres of partially cleared land. Great
location!!! $28,900.00
Mitchell & Griffin Roads -This wooded home site is just a short distance
from the River System and the well known West Arm of the Dead Lakes,
almost an 1/2 acre. Ideal for a home or vacation home. Great Fishing.
$15,000.00.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 9 THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001











THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001 PAGE 5B


Commodity

Distribution
: -U.S. Department of
Agriculture surplus commodities
will be distributed to eligible area
residents, on January 9th and
11th. The foods will be distributed
at the Washington Improvement
Group (WIG) Building, located at
198 Peters Street in Port St. Joe
and the Community Building in
Wewahitchka. The distribution in
Port St. Joe will be on Tuesday,
January 9th, from 1:00 until 3:00
p.m., ET, and the distribution in
Wewahitchka will be on Thursday,
January 11th, from 12:00 until
2:00 p.m., CT.' ,
Recipients must have a cur-
rent commodity card to receive
their commodities. There will be
no registration at the distribution
centers. Anyone who has ques-
tions concerning their eligibility or
would like to sign up should call
229-9114, 639-5068, or go by the
commodity office in the Robert M.
Moore Administrative Building
prior to these dates. Wewahitchka
S residents may go to the
Community Building in
SWewahitchka on Wednesday.
January 10th .from 12:.30 until
4:30 p.m., CT, ,to certify for com-
modities. -
Any household whose gross
income is not in excess of the


"Thank-You.-America"

Certificate Issued From

French Authorities
The Ambassador of France to
the United States has informed
the acting Secretary of Veterans
Affairs that the French authorities
are issuing a certificate to recog-
nize the participation of all
American and allied soldiers who
took part in the Normandy land-
ing and contributed to the libera-
tion of France.
The certificate is meant to
express .the gratitude of the
French people to the soldiers who
participated in the Normandy
landing and liberation of France,
ofi French territory and in French
territorial waters and airspace
between June 6, 1944 and May 8,
1945. The certificate will not be
issued posthumously.
veterans s who qualify for the
certificate may contact Bo
Williams, Gulf County Veterans'
Service Officer for more informa-
tion.

What's -You -

Anti-Drug?
Think about it: How many
times in your busy life have you
felt like you had so much-going on
at once? You know, the feeling
that you could barely fit another
team practice, Internet chat,
phone call with friends, or even a
moment to just chill out from your
crazy day?
Think about all the stuff that
keeps you going-that gets you
pumped, that frees your soul, that
makes you feel alive. These are all
th e things that stand between you
and drugs.
Most kid's lives are so busy
that they don't have the time. for
distractions like drugs. Look
around, it's easy to see that your
friends and most kids are like
yoi. Most kids don't do drugs
because they're involved with so
many things that are far more
important.
: Everyone has an anti-drug.
and people want to hear about it.
That's why the National Youth
Anti-Drug Media Campaign cre-
ated a national movement where
kid, are telling kids what makes
1i le worth living and what inspires
them to stay drug-free. Tens of
thousands of responses have
9 already come in from across the
country with kids answering the
question "What's Your Anti-
Drug?" through online replies,.
snail mail and even through artis-
tic expressions.
The most popular anti-drugs
hare been family-oriented and
S spojrts-related, including parents,
friends, brothers and sisters, foot-


state-established maximum per-
centage of the poverty line for the
appropriate household size or who
can prove its eligibility for Food
Stamps, Aid to Families with
Dependent Children (AFDC),
Supplemental Security Income
,(SSI), or Medicaid is eligible to
receive the USDA foods.
Documents accepted as proof of
eligibility include proof of eligibil-
ity in the above programs. As an
alternative to providing such doc-
uments, a household may simply
complete an application giving
total household income.
Rule for acceptance and par-
ticipation in the program are the
same for everyone without regard
to race, color, national origin, age,
sex, or disability.

VFW Post 8285

Share Christmas
The Wewahitchka VFW and
Auxiliary of Post 8285 held its
annual Christmas party on
December 11th in its new post
home behind the community cen-
ter. Instead of exchanging gifts
among each other the men
brought a boys' gift and the ladies
a girls'. These were donated to the
First Baptist Church in Wewa to
be distributed to needy children.
Each member also brought food
which was donated to the food
bank.
A monetary gift was also sent
to the Wewa High School ROTC
class.
If you have a need or want
information about membership in'
the VFW and/or Auxiliary, please
contact Commander Rex Outlaw
or Auxiliary President, Kathryn
Outlaw at 639-2055.
The next meeting will be. held
on January 23 at the post located
at 311 North Fourth Street,
directly :, behind the Wewa
Community Center. at 7:00 p.m.

ball, biking, hoops, rock-climbing,
soccer, and even hot air balloon-
ing. Other submissions range
from dancing to drawing, music,
talking on the phone, even your-
selfl All of this goes to show that
kids have got better things to do
lhan drugs.
With a recent government
survey showing that 72 percent of
you have never used illicit drugs
in your lifetime, you've proven the
fact that most kids don't do drugs.
Franklin Wright a teen from
Bethesda, Maryland, said that he
would rather play football than
use drugs. "I'm always thinking
,aouqt football. It snakes me feel
'happy when I'm sad or down." he
said in a written essay submitted
with a photo of himself. "Some
kids just want, to play in high
school. Want to play forever." '
"My anti-drug is what lies
ahead, my future, my life, my
family, and friends." said 12-year-
old Kristen Sadaly, of Erie,
Pennsylvania. She felt her future
potential to succeed is more
important than wasting her time
using drugs. "I have so many
opportunities headed for me." So,
think about your anti-drug. What
have you done or expenenced that
matters more to you than any-
thing else? Now -be heard, too!
Enter your anti-drug and check
out what other kids are saying on
the Web site wwxv.whatsvouran-
tidrug.com, oi- call 877-958-5900
for more information.
And if you're interested in a
visiting a 'great Web site that's
filled with entertainment, games
and information on drugs, go to
www.freevibe.com.
S ICoursu ..f.U.RA Contrent u',w aracon-
tent.com -m 'nil IrJY;.,'t'ric.nr,-nt com 5





IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
"PROBATE DIVISION
. ,,; !, .CASE N0.01-122
IN RE: The Estate of ,
WILLIAM AUSTIN COSGROVE. JR..
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of WILLIAM
AUSTIN COSGROVE, JR., deceased. Case No, 01-'
122. Is pending In.the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse. Port St. Joe. Florida
32456. The names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Representative's
attorney is set forth below. ; ,
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:,
All persons on whom this notice Is served who have
objections that challenge the qualifications of the
Personal Representative, venue, or the Jurisdiction
of this Court or claims any interest in the estate, are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATTER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR NINETY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against decedent's estate on
Whom a copy of this notice Is served, within three
months after the date of the first publication of this-
notice, must file their claims'vith this Court WITH-


IN THE LATTER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER TIHE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR NINETY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against the decedent's estate
must file their claims with the court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
January 4. 2001.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
DAVID C. GASKIN
Florida Bar No. 027928
P. 0. Box 185
Wewahitchka. Florida 32465
850/639-2266
Personal Representative:
MARY HORTON
P. 0. Box 1248
Wewahitchka. Florida 32465
4tc. January 4. 11. 18. and 25. 2001.


Stiles Brown Senior Center Receives Donation


At the December meeting of
the St. Joseph Bay AARP, Jerry
Stokoe was presented a donation
of $100 for the Stiles Brown
Senior Center.
The annual meeting was a
great success and fun was had
bymembers in attendance. There
was good food, friendships,
exchanges of gifts and four' door.
prizes were given away.
Officers installed have already
been busy at work planning for
the year's events. As a reminder,
.dues of $2 per person are due for
the year 2001. Anyone 50 or over
can come visit and if they like the
comradeship and information


. they can join, those under 50 can
be an associate member for the
same price but can fill no office.
AARP gave Chapter 3425 a
certificate of award for community
service. Thanks is given to
Community Service Chairman,
Gwen Knight and the ladies that
made lap robes for St. Joe's nurs-
ing home and stuffed animals for
Port St., Joe Volunteer Fire
Department to give out to trauma-
tized children.
'The January 10th meeting is
at 1:00 ET in Stiles Brown Senior
Center. Refreshments will be fin-
ger foods, so members get your
mind working, "What will I bring?"


Information about new classes for
55 alive will also be given out. The
January program will be pre-
sented by Bill Williams from the
Geri-Care Wellness Center, go
hear about news from Medicare.
Silver Scribbles will again be
published, Thanks to Geri-Care
Wellness Center and Beacon Hill
Physical Therapy.
The newsletter will only be
given to paid up members. For
more information, questions or to
pay dues by mail, please call 648-
5853.
The: February board meeting
is 9:00 a.m., ET at the Senior
Center. Member are encouraged
to attend to give ideas.


,IA Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
': ,G 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
V' mo., 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave. Larry McArdle, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.


Cathey Parker Hobbs REALTOR
.Sally L. Childs, Realtor Associate
SLarry G. Turner, Realtor Associate
Lisa Varona, Realtor Associate
UOf M EXICO BEACH, INC. P.O. Box 13123 Hwy. 98 & 31st St.

'Selling Sunsets for 55 Years" Mexico Beach, FL 32410
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GULF VIEWS FROM ATOP A BLUFF -
This 3BR/2BA hone' (on stilts) has won-
derful beach view from every room,
Located on a large lot -across the highway
from the beach. Screened porch and decks.
Home in excellent condition 8646 W."
Highway 98, Beacon Hill. $375,000.


BEACHSIDE TOWNHOUSE Destiny- E -
Beauuful litde unit -with top quality decor &
equipment. This IBR/1BA is a step above. Great .
Gulf view from elevated lighted sundefk, covered
porch w/fan & enclosed back patio. This private
owner's get away has become a perfect rental..
Ill -D S. 39th St., Mevicb Beach. $129,500.00.
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GORGEOUS GULF. VIEWS-from walk
around deck, 4 BR, 2 BA, completely renovated
two level home Great room with fireplace, new
tile floors & berber carpet. Downstairs has plenty
of room for a home. office. 102, Sea Pines, Gulf
Aire Subd. $170,000. a


FISHERMAN'S PARADISE 3 'BR, 2 BA,
great room, breakfast bar, screened porch '&
detached garage. This home.comesfulkl furnished
including a boat, motor, & trailer., Near boat
ramp, store & restaurant. 138 Louise t, Howard
Creek. & 57,900. ,,


SHORT WALK TO DEDICATED BEACH
- 610 Georgia Ave. Mexico Beach. 2BR/2BA
well maintained mobile home in excellent con-
'dition: Recently painted d inside and out. Comes
completely furnished and equipped with out-
side storage building, screened porch and well
with underground sprinkler system. Only
$69,900.


BEACHWALK Established Beach Business fea-
turing exclusive Beach apparel and gifts. Prime
location across from dedicated beach .& Hwy. 98
in Mexico Beach. Call for Details








LARGE 4 BR, 3 5 BA, Beach Cottage with tm\o
master suites, a massive Florida room, additional
game room large enough for a 8 FT. pool table.
Elevated deck has beautiful ieu of the Gulf of
Mexico only steps away. 123 Circle Dr., Mexico
Beach. $395,000.


1001 15th St., Mexico Beach. 2 BR, 2 BA
Garden Spot, Extra large lot. $129,000.00.







GREAT GET AWAY 3BR/2BA Mobile
Home, furnished, equipped and ready for. fun.
Older mobile home is in good condition on large
lot away from the crowds. 511 Cathey Lane,
Mexico Beach $69,900.00


OTHER LISTINGS!!!
GREAT STARTER or RETIREMENT HOME: 173 Mossie Rd., Wewahitchka.
2 BR/1 BA on'1/2 acre lot $29,900.
BEACON HILL Lot 20, Blk. 14 corner Bonnet & Olive. 50'xl00' -
$19,500.00 (Homes or mobile homess.
MEXICO BEACH Lot 20,J'Unitf16. Maryland Blvd. 100'x145.2'. $39,900.00
(Homes or mobile'homes). ';
MEXICO BEACH Nice residential lot (Homes Only) 115'x75' Lot 6, Blk D,
Grand Isle Subd. includes water & sewer tap. Now $39,000.00.
GULFAIRE SUBD., Lot 22, Block C, 125'x80', $39,500.00.
OVERSTREET Nice location,- .86 acre on Hwy. 386. $12,800.00.
OVERSTREET 1/2 acre with septic tank, cleared in quiet neighborhood. Great"
Country living! 384 Phea'sant Rd., off Pleasant Rest Rd. to Carr Rd. $14,500.00.
OVERSTREET Hwy. 3865 -,1.56' acres MOL 125' Hwy. frontage across from
Wetappo Dr., $15,000.00,
OVERSTREET Buddy Floore Rd., Several acres at $4,900.00 per acre.
WEWAHITCHKA- Red Bull Island Sub. Lot 6, Blk. G, 171' x 100' $10,000.00.
ST. JOE BEACH- Lot #5, Summer Place Subd. 208.50' x 50" $110,000.00.
ST. JOE BEACH- Lot.#1 corner Hwy. 98 & Magellan St. Unobstructed View
of the Beach. $140,000.00.
PORT ST. JOE Commercial lot 170' x 50', Lot 10, Block 26 510 4th St.
$39,000.

MEXICO BEACH-LOT 6, BLOCK C, UNIT 14, 158.75' X 108' No mobile
homes. 7th St. $45,000.00.


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GULF FRONT LOTS!!!
MEXICO BEACH Lot 10, Block 4, Unit
#5 appro\: 101',on the Gulf x 100' deep S.
36th St. $450,000.00
BEACON HILL 50' on the Gulf x 243'
appro\ deep H,\. 98 & Gulf front.
$285,000.
BEACHSIDE LOT 2nd lot from Beach -
Lot 11, Block 4, Unit #5 100' x 75' S.
36th St., Mexico Beach. $250,000.


BEACHSIDE TOWNHOME Recently reno-
vated / very nice 1. bedroom, 1 1/2 bath,
i\.,'din /kit- & laundry '.'storage Onlt, steps to
Beach. Summer Place #10, 109C S. 38th St,
Mexico Beach. $119,000.00.


counter and
sink and fresh-
ly painted inside. Furnished and equipped stor-
age room with laundry on back dec.. Summer
Place #16 107 C S. 385th St., Mexico Beach.
$127,900. .


BEACHSIDE SINGLE FAMILY HOME -
3BR, 2 BA, brick construction on second lot from
beach. Has Florida room, detached carport & fire-
place. Wonderful gulf view. 121 Circle Dr.,
Mexico Beach. $350,000.


GREAT LOCATION TO THE BEACH -1980
2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on a nice lot.
Lot can be accessed from Fortner or Florida Ave.
Master bedroom has garden tub, has central heat
and a/c, ceiling fans, all appliances, separate car-
port and storage building. 710 Fortner Ave.,
Mexico Beach. $85,000.00. Reduced to
$73,900.00.




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ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001


RATES: V
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5c
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP


-A DD

D D1


AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
Open Tues-Sat.
Consignments Welcomel
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
ABSOLUTE ESTATE AUCTION
Saturday, January 13th, waterfront
home, on site in Panama City. Wade
Clark Auctions, 850-229-9282, Details
to be announced soon! AB1239,
AU1737, AU1743, 10% Buyer's
Premium. Itcl/4




For Sale, 1990 Dodge Daytona
ES/Turbo, Red, 88,000 miles, runs
great, $3,000 OBO, call 648-4098. 3api/4
For Sale, 92 Mazda Truck, Red, B 2200
LX, 5 speed, C.D.,,Camper top, Custom
Wheels, Sunroof, $4,500, call 850-647-
5120. 2tc12/28
1989 Toyota pickup 4x4 extra cab, only
3,000 miles on new engine, heat/air,
Kenwood Stereo/cassette, push bar,
brush guard, aluminum tool box, bed-
liner, call 647-3882. tfcl/4
1985 Ford Van, as is, best offer for more
information, call 229-2619 after 5:pm.
tfcl/4




KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-bailing, sta-
ble. safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Pnrt TheaLru-e). Several to choose
from' Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 ifcl/4




2 bdrm, 1 bath newly remodlded apart-
ment for. rerit in Port St. Joe, $475 a
month, call 850-997-1765. 2tcl/4


For Rent Casa del Mar 2 bedroom.
1 1/2 bath. stove ref.. washer & dryer
furnished 229-6061 or 229-6961.
tfcl/4

2 bedroom, 1 bath unfurnished trailer
on St. Joe Beach, call 647-5361. tc 1 /7
For Sale or Rent, 1996 Cavalier 16'wide
mobile home. 2 bedroom, 2 bath with
walk in closet and garden tub, CH/A, all
appliances, front porch, nice lot, 214
Over Dnve in Wewa. Call 639-3749
:',tfcl/4
Arline Realty
Furnished Gulf Front Beach Home,
Treasure Shores, 3 bedroom, 2 bath
accommodates 8 people; Furnished
Gulf Front Beach. Home, 817 A & B,
Hwy "98, Mexico Beach, 2 bedroom, 2
bath, accommodates 8 people;
Furnished Gulf View, Hwy 98, Beacon
Hill, 5 bedroom, 2 bath, accommodates
10 people; Furnished Cottage, Hwy 98,
Beacon Hill. 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Call.
Arline Realty Inc. at 647-2628 2tcl/4
2 bedroom, 1 bath home at 1780
Grouper Ave, deposit required, no pets,
call 229-6825. 4tpl/4


Wanted to Rent

Relocating, Retired,
Michigan Couple, desires
2 to 3 bedroom, unfurnished
house, preferably with kitchen
appliances. For 1 year lease.

Please call 810-777-3474

Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
1112 N. 15TH ST. Mexico Beach
ASK ABOUT 1ST MONTH FREE
MOVE IN RENT
648-8201

Angela Estates
601 15th St. Mexico Beach, FI.
NOW OPEN
Highly restricted mobile home lots for rent.
Under ground utilities, paved road, street
lights. Pick/out your lot now For more'
information call 850-648-4006.


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


MINI STORAGE
Ofc: 302-A Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


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


3 bedroom, 2 bath trailer newly remod-
eled, clean, neat, in nice area in Mexico
Beach, call 648-5033. 2tc l/4
Efficiency Apartment, utilities included,
by the beach in Mexico Beach, call 648-
5033. 2tcl/4
For Rent, RV Spaces, full hook-up, call
229-8959, leave message. 6tp 12/21
For Rent, furnished house being remod-
eled at 528 7th Street, Port St. Joe. Call
648-5306. tfcl/4
For Rent, Mexico Beach, 3 bedroom, 2
bath, new custom home, therma pane
windows, 2 porches, large lot, 1,000 feet
to beach, $1,100.00, call 648-9056.
4tpl2/21
Large one bedroom apartment at 1508
Long Ave. Available January 10th.
Deposit required, no pets, call 229-
6825. 4tp12/14
2 bedroom, unfurnished apartment,
ocean view, cable furnished, 1004 Hwy
98, Mexico Beach. 1 year lease required,
$500 a month, $500 deposit. Call before
6:00 p.m. CST 648-4922 or 648-51 39.
tfcl/4

New Executive home in Mexico Beach, 3
BR, 2 BA, fully furnished, no pets, no
smokers, $1,500 monthly, deposit, call
912-246-5707. tfcl/4
For Rent, 3 bedroom, .2 bath unfur-
nished double wide, 1 block from beach
on Bay Street, St. Joe Beach $450
month, $400 deposit, call 850-648-
5840. tfcl/4
For Rent, Mexico Beach, one block from
dedicated beach, 2 BR/I BA duplex
$450 a month, $250 deposit, call 706-
636-4010. tfcl/4
House for Rent In Port St. Joe, 2 Bdrm,
1 1/2 Bath, living room, laundry room,
cent. a/h, just painted, nice quiet
neighborhood, 12x12 storage shed,
$455 a month, $350 deposit, call 227-
3511 tfcl/4


For Rent, available in January,
Waterfront- Intracoastal Canal water
way $750 a month, $500 deposit, no
Inside pets, long term lease call 334-
677-6086. tfcl/4
Beautiful Home,' god 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. ifcl/4
Long Term Rentals
Seeking property owners- for long term
rentals. Call Larry @ Arline Realty, 647-
2628. tfcl/4
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfcl/4
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave, 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
bays. 2nd story loft. 227-1429. tfci/4
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-,
dry rm. c
. Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig, 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba. Inside laundry rm., cha, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom, apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777after 7 p.m. tfcl/4
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.
tfcl/4


For Rent
1, 2 & 3 LeJrooen apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS., 125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456(850) 227-7451

Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
& Voice/TTY Access i
(352) 472-3952


For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952


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


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1 Bedroom cottage on the river, avail-
able Immediately call 639-3474. tfc l/4
For Rent, efficient type apartment, all
utilities furnished in Port St. Joe, call
.639-3600. tfcl/4
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 1 /4




Help Wanted, needed part time posi-
tion to work into full time.
Receptionist/Reservationist, comput-
er experience required, some week end
duty & public relations experience a
plus. Fax resumes to Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, Inc. at 850-648-5779.
tfcl2/28

Part Time Help/Cook, PRN, all shifts%
residents care. Call Geri-Care at .647-,
2626 tfcl/4
Respiratory Therapist, Part Time,
Gulf Pines Hospital, Drug Free Work
Place, EOE. Contact Sandy Watson or
Denise Hidle, 227-1121 ext 153.4tcl/4


HEL WANTE~ hD


CNA, Full Time, Gulf Pines
Drug Free Work Place, EOE.L
Sandy Watson, DON, 227-1121

LPN, Full Time, Part Time, G
Hospital, Drug Free Work. Place
Contact Sandy Watson, DON, 2
ext 153.
Now taking applications for
&, Pest Control ServiceI
SCompanyvehicle & uniforms fu
Must be motivated, with high
education. No experience needed
in person at Donnie's Total P
Control, Inc., 321 B Reid Ave.,
9:30-3:30. No phone calls pleas
Innovative Design Manufa
Company is interviewing for
lowing full time and part tin
tions: TIG Welders, Assembl:
IDM, INC. is a world-wide manu
and distributor of Vacuu:
Machines, and accessories for
Wash, Cqnveniende" Store and
Station Industry. Located in
View at 398 Victoria Avenue o
'an appointment 227-2057.
Seeking Licensed Real
Associates. Must be dependable
working. Openings in Cape S$
St. Joe Beach, and Mexico Be
resume to 229-6556 or contact
Anchor Realty at 229-2777.


Truckers Wanted For Regional Haul;
Excellent Pay! Great Benefits!

Complete this'form and mail to: Blind Box, P.O. 96
Port St. Joe, FL 32457


"Class A" CDL
Drug-free
Min. 24 yrs. old


0 2 Yr. Over-the-road E
D Clean Driving Recorc
0 Solid Work History


Name:

Address:


Phone: (Day)


(Evening):


iLM 5


Hospital,
Contact
ext 153.
.4tcl/4


Toucan's Restaurant, Hwy 98 in
Mexico Beach has all positions open.
Apply in person, experience very help-
ful. ,tfcl/4


ulf Pines. Environmental Health Specialist,
ce, EOE. position No. 082791, Class Code: 8857,
227-1121 Closing Date:1/1/2001, Location: Gulf
4tcl/4 County, Pay Grade:017, Pay Plan:01,
annual Salary Range: $25,047.36 to
Termite $39,226.46,. (Applicants are normally
Person. hired at the minimum of the salary
trnished. range) Contact Person: Kay K.
h school Campbell, Gulf County Health
ed. Apply Department, 502 4th Street, Port St.
ride Pest Joe, FL 32456, Phone: (850)227-1276,
between ext. 102, SC 771-2000, ext. 102. Equal
se. 3tcl /4 Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. We hire only U.S. Citizens
acturing and lawfully authorized alien workers.
the fol- Preference shall be give to certain veter-
me post- ans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida
y, Sales. Statutes. If you need a accommodation
ufacturer because of a disability in order to par-
ms, Air -ticipate in the application/selection
rthe Car process, please notify the hiring author-
I Service ity in advance. The Sate of Florida does
Highland not tolerate violence in the Workplace.
r call for Special' Notes: Responsible for
4tcl/4 environment health inspections'includ-
ing on site sewage treatment and dis-
Estate posal system (ostds), food service, pub-
le & hard lic & private wells, sanitary nuisance
an. Blas, complaints, tanning facilities & group
!ach. Fax care facilities throughout Gulf County.
ct Kay at Fingerprint RQ. Minimum
2tcl/4 Qualifications: a bachelor's degree from
an accredited college or university with
a major in one of the physical or natur-
al sciences, environmental health, sani-
S! tary science, public health, engineerifig,
hotel and restaurant management,
criminal justice or law enforcement.
Special Note: Positions in the
334, Department of Health responsible for
performing environment health and
sanitary evaluations in primary pro-
gram area of environmental health
require certification in accordance with
=xp Section 381.0101, Florida Statutes.
d This agency Is not accepting electronic
applications for this position, you may
submit a hard copy of your application
to the address indicated in the
announcement. 2tc 12/28


,Looking for Part Time Work! Do you
have good public relation skills? Are you
computer literate? Please apply today at.
Anchor Vacation Properties, 4693 Cape
San Blas Road 850-229-2777 tfcl/4
Service Technician needed must be: -
mechanically inclined, reliable,; depend-;
able, fax resume to 850-229-6303 .on
apply in person 12/30/00; 8:00 A.M to0'
5:00 P.M. at Five Star Collision Center,
770 Hwy 98, Port St. Joe. 4tcl2/14


The WIG is accepting applications for
the following job: Administrative
Assistant, Description: this position
reports to the Washington Improvement
Group executive Director. The incum-
bent will have exposure, to materials
requiring the highest level of adminis-
trative skills, initiative, flexibility, dedi-
cation, and confidentially. Individual
selected must acquire a solid grasp of'
the mission of the Washington
Improvement Group and the North Port
St. Joe community and agree to become
actively involved in furthering the mis-
sion. Provides administrative support to
the organization and personnel: drafts
letters, memos, agendas, faxes, answer
phones as needed, schedule Teen
Center usage, keep calendar and'
respond to availability inquiries, coordi--
nates arrangements for special meet-
ings and workshops, arrange catering
as needed, 'prepares photocopies and
distributes memos, correspondence arid'
routine mailings, completes reports,
keeps organization filing current,
processes invoices and pays bills, book-,
keeping using Quick Books software..-
Proficient in Microsoft Word and desk-'
top publishing,, excellent organirzational
skills and ability to manage multiple -
concurrent projects will be imperative,
The right candidate will be motivated;
and punctual, hard workings.
Energetic, and confident. Excellent
communication skills and a profession-
al demeanor are : .imperative.
Requirements: Two-five, 2-5 years
experience in an administrative position-
preferred; four-year college degree. This
job requires solid capability in office
administration and support. Salary:-
Full-time grant funded position
Continued employment is not guaran-
teed beyond the grant period. Salary is
commensurate to applicant's experience
and credentials. WIG is an equal
opportunity employer. Salary range
$18,500-$28,000. For further informa-
tion you can come by the WIG office at
104 Peters Street, Port St. Joe, FL. ,, r
7tc12/14 ,


Outreach Counselor, delivers intensive
in-home counseling using team
approach and case management to fam-
ilies of newborns. Experience in family
counseling preferred. On-call, use of
private vehicle and good driving record
required. Bachelor's degree in social
work, Psychology or related field. -Job
code 22-7. Send applications to,
Director of Admin Services .A'ITN:
Childretr's Ser-ices,'HF -L Life.
Manageemert. Center of N \TL,, 525 East
15th Streel, "arnahia City, Florida
32405. 41c12/14


TRAD S anISER ICE


PRECISION CARPENTRY
REMODELING, RENOVATION, REPAIRS.
Trim and finish All types of carpentry
work, Over 25 years experience.
Insured, (850) 227-7388


CUSTOM LAWN
SERVICE

Jeff Wood 227-1559


C. J.' ,s ,twn
Service

FULL LAWN SERVICE
I will work for you.
Clyde Sanford

(850) 648-8492


NOW AVAILABLE
INDUSTRIAL GASES and
WELDING SUPPLIES

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




Steve Brant's


ROOFING
LICENSED & INSURED

LIC. #RC0050321

Port St. Joe Call

229-6326


COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair prices. Home 229-1252. lfc 12/1


Locally
Owned


o-\"" %v Residential
O' cSCommercial
Termite & Pest Control
*Termite Treatments Restaurant'* Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Es alte iDO) Reports Construction Sites
zpal'zing -n Va:alian Rental Properties
IVFAMILY OWNED
V PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products


321 -B ReidAvenu rS t I


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

/ MINI-STORAGE \




5X10 10X10 10X20
on site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


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


Therapeutic Massage
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Coopers Cut & Style
Phone: 229-8622
Lic #:MA0029475; Lic # MM10098



.MARY KAY
MARGARET PRESSWOOD
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
1-800-659-0641


A Christine Baker
Independent Sales
Mexico Beach, FL

(850)

AV0 II 648-8312

ACatherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
Representative
I 21 Alien Memorial Way
A n n Port St. Joe
AV fl (so) 229-6460


STITCHES
by Joy-Dale
229-7004
Seasonal Apparel with
machine embroidery &
other embellishments
Monogramming
Alterations
Custom Sewing


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


CLEAN SWEEP
Reasonable CRates, Fast Service
Total Cleaning Service
Dona Raker 227-9363


RESIDENTIAL 229-8036
SM. COMMERCIAL

Painting
SCOTT BURKETT




PAPER HANGING
Drywall & Ceramic Tile
21 Years Experience Insured
COASTAL CONSTRUCTION
DAN COPE 850-648-5481


&terirs

Garden Care
Specialists

229-5282-

Flower & Landscape
Maintenance
Kay Kelley, Owner


PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED
CONTRACTOR RR0067101

639-2942 OR,227-5986 CALL ANYTIME


#VINYL SIDINGs
* CARPORTS *
*SCREEN ROOMS
* DECKS *
*AWNINGS *
+ WINDOWS *


+QAIYeOK
+ A FIR RCE
+RFERNCS

+LCESE
*INURE


*SOFFIT AND FACIA*
*PATIO COVERS *
*FLORIDA ROOMS *
*PORCHES *
+SHUTTERS *
GUTTERS *


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JANUARY 4. 2001 PAGE 7B


House Keeper needed, call Blue Water
Inn:at 648-8121. tfcl/4
Help Wanted for family-oriented busy
restaurant. Breakfast cook, fryer cook,
& grill cook. Top Wages w/health, den-
tal & vacation benefits to qualified hard-
working ,persons w/good attitude. Year
round employment. Send resume to
ESCD P 0 Box 13913, Mexico Beach, FL
32410. tfcl/4
North Florida Child Development,
Inc. is seeking Substitute Bus Driver,
in. Gulf County. Must have current
licensing requirements. If you are inter-
ested, please send your resume to
Human Resource Department, P 0 Box
38, Wewahitchka, FL 32465.
EOE/DFWP/MF. 2tc12/28
Nqrth Florida Child Development,
Inc. ,is seeking Substitutes to work in
Gulf, Calhoun, Liberty and Wakulla
Counties. If you p re interested, please
send your resume to Human Resource
Department, P 0 Box 38, Wewahitchka,
FL 32465. EOE/DFWP/MF/7-3. 2t1c2/28


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. w4




Violin/Fiddle Lessons: all ages wel-
come, call 648-9496. tfcl/4



Found, Black female-bull dog at 5th
Street, Mexico Beach, call 648-8675 or
229-8040. ltpl/4

Now you can see the
CLASSIC flCDS
online at www.startl.com


Furnituree' Oak clawfoot round table &
4 chairs Craftsman made, beautiful
design work, 42" diameter, $275, call
648-8602, leave message. tfc 1/4
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfcl/4
For Sale, formal sofa & 2 matching
wingback chairs, good condition $150,
call 639-5626. 2tc 12/28
Cherry wood crib $100 and youth bed
$50. Both with mattresses included,
call 227-3412 evenings. tfcl/4


Free Nr,,r-Derrrri-ational' Eight
Lesson Bible Corresponderice Course.
Le irnr how to "crco,,nie Cihnl iarn & no-
thing else! Send your name & address
to: 'Bible Si..., PO Box 929, Wewa-
l ..:hka FL 32465 or E-mail your
reI.luest Io V.eV. .i.hurch.l--aol ,.:,r- tfcl/4
Remington 110.0 2 3/4 or 3" magnum,
e,.tra full choke turkey, swing swivels,.
i.e: ie.i., call 647-8322. tfcl/4

REEVES
Furniture 8 Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374


Mi'.]i!:OMES


S'pe':i::d 3 bed'rooni, 2 bath zone 3 fact,-
ry,.repo $25,900. Call to Qualify 850-.
763-7780. ltcl/4


red,:cl 21. peo.pie, for new, I'iLr:icr&e (:orm-
p,-JanL I:' put in to their n'ri homes Fast
a -, Qu.-JI ir.g c-all '5r, -76;'3- 77-0. .
'ltcl/4
Reduced for Immediate Sale. 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, doublewide, $250 a
month. Call to Qualify 850-763-7780.'
Itcl/4
Just Hit Lot, 28480, 5 bedroom, 3 bath.
Bank says it must' go, 850-763-7780.
ltcl/4
Don't give up hope,' you could own your
own home with 1 phone call E-Z
Qualifying, 850-763-7780. ltcl/4
For Sale, Mobile Home must be moved,
14x70, 3 BR/2B, CA/H, aluminum cari
port & Florida room, plus storage build-
ing and power pole, call 229-6825 4b,12/14
Mobile Home, has covered deck, open
deck, and added sitting' room. Located
in Mexico Beach between 3rd '& 4th
Street don Fortn r. You Move. Call 1-
334-735-3700. tfc /4


New Year's Resolution, Stop Renting,
Own' your own home, E-Z Qualifying
with 1 call, 850-763-7780 ltcl/4




Arline Realty, Inc.
For Sale, New Gulf front town homes,
Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, 4 new town
homes for sale, $318,000 cofipleted,
pre construction sale price $266,000,
construction, to begin within 30 days,
1,100 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, 2
story, parking underneath, call Arline
Realty Inc. at 850-647-2628. 2tcl/4
GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY
FAST. Call Kevin Welch, Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-648-4995. 52tp2/17
For Sale by owner, 1 1/2 acres on
Palmetto Drive, Overstreet. Cleared,
centipede grass, 1,050 gal. septic tank,
400' deep well with new pump and
tank, 200 amp power pole for more info
call 648-5094. 5tpl2/28


TRADESan S RVCE


B & S PRO PAINTING
"'Over 25 years experience.
.A good job for a good price.
648-2461

HONEY Do LIST MAINTENANCE
"'No Job Too "Big or Small"
Over 20 Years Experience
Painting, general, maintenance,
wood working, trim/finish work.
850-229-6515

i- ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
', pd thru until Jan.

Carpentry, Windows,
^ Room Additions, etc.
I 'rj'Iii, work/ affordable prices.
:"' The.House Doctors'" Lie. '
#j0066513:: General Contra'ctor."
,bi 850-647-3452


Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
S Phone Mobile

" Webshot Productions
.. Connect your S
* ..t b. -,,-. businessto
*v.-,. t6 Whe World :
* corc "' Wide Web
850-827-2799 http/www.webshot.ws

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


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

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

RANDY'S HOME
MAINTENANCE'"
Home Maintenapce;no job too small...
All Phases of home maintenance
Phone: 639-9635



' MARVIN'S .

)6331 Georgia:AV'enu' Call iSi)i rJ 3'7l
P.k r i5 1,, FLT32456 Cell (850) 899 1061


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 2:00p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Offering
Boarding, Baihing, Grooming Cats 'and Dog's
Separate Cat Ro6m. Pick-Up' & Delivery
Daily Exercise Prenmiiim Pet F.:.dJ '
Heating and Air C't iJriring,
Injured-Animal C':nfinemenr
Experienced Kennel Superi i .'
Long Term Boarding '
Multiple Sized Kennels .
Veterinarian On Call .


HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
s SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL '
BULLDOZERS- BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410'


Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
S I PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS'
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGOO5 1008, ER001'.618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL ,
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


H Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
'4 t U04 ...e
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
+ RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, ahd.Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
tJ TRY IT TODAY!


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

J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid A uue
.. ,Por iS Joe, Fl I2456
S, 850-227-9414
S \ Fa 229-6041

;adioShack@
SAutihorized Sales Center


,Circle S Refinishing
SRepair .* Touchup or Complete
,''Refinishing. We. do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced-refinishers.
827-6828 ask for Dusty

* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *industrial
A 8 R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047.


Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels *.decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190



SecondMate Handyman Service
K If your Mate is Too Busy for that Odd Job, Call SecondMate
Ron Westmark 850-229-8334
Lawn Maintenance l 'A 0 Insured House Cleaning
Odd obs Locally Licensed & Insured Shopping



AIR CNDITIN REFRIGER "

SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
TrANWIE SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
S*.SERVICE AGREEMENTS
It'i Hard to Stop A Trane MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES.
10 Year Parts & Labor Arcoaire
GERALD BYRD, .Owner/Operator ..FLc #RA0067-062



Coastal Service
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES
Dealer for Frigidaire UFRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Witlel ew Brand 0itonmfort.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
RA0066562
229-6058 or 227-5373




NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
HERSHEL HARRISON
K 806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32466 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Eiperience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated



STUCCO by DeGraff
S' Tim DeGraff, Owner
i Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
frdm. Plus many architectural designs
available
S- office: (850) 229-8588
mobile: (850) 227-5424
n' QUALITY STUCCO WORK


/



.\


GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-5474 FLLICENSE ER0010992, RA115421 !


r ~CurumJ Kitcheni and Bath/

rTmE CABINET SHOPPE~


5 Pl Fimtcr Dr O'trsrer
L Pc SE. foe, FL 32456


Phone 648-4088


Jef f P'I cli o0'ner
Fi% 64-s87, 7


PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
'N (850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199

2026 Marvin Avenue
-A l a, | & Port St. Joe, FL 32456
lb 0-. J. Uirise #RC0067081

Phone(850)
S-25 Ysars xpeence-A 229-6859'



H & M IRRIGATIDUIAMD

LAuDSCAPING
*Landscaping & Irrigation Designs *Sod .. 'Compost *
*Sprinklr Sstems & Repairs ....'Well Drilling ',al TrIs,
*Pump 5alesl.& Installs *, Tractor Work *Plant Sate t
*Licensed Installers : Free Estimates *Pavers,


HAL KEEL5


(850) 229-2738


Hanging Baskets Evergreens,
Annuals Assorted Trees
Salt-TolIrant Ornamentals
roundss Covers & Much More!

ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-21 12


Office: 850-229-6018
F FaX: 850-229-8976


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


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial, and Estate, Planning Bookkeeping Service

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


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FEAM-CLEANING STEAM CLEANING

CARPET CLEANING




Odor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr Water Damage Z
Carpet Repkairs Restretching Free Estimates Z
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663 0


STEAM CLEANING


STEAM CLEANING


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


COX POOL CLEANING SERVICE
Residential & Commercial, Service for
Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly, Maintenance &
Pool W Wlay Repair, To Clear Pools.
Call Mike or Mary
-227-1890
Certified
I~'\ ICBd~P~IBa~~~k~ ~~~~. -W---- I


HELP WANTED MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS MOBILE HOMES
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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001


Line ads. $3 50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 For each additional week. plus 5<
for each additional word per week Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP


Beautiful 7 year old home, walking dis-
tance to beach. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
large kitchen, all wood cabinets, break-
fast bar, appliances included, CH/A,
new carpet, stone gas fire place, ceiling
fans, cable & phone hook-ups in all
rooms, attic fan. Walk in closet in mas-
ter bedroom, 2x6 exterior walls, extra
Installation for heating & cooling, 2 1/2
car garage with work shop, privacy
fence, watering well, patio, sewer con-
nected, too many extras. Turn key
home, 414 Arizona Drive, Mexico
Beach, $175,000. Call 850-648-5994.
4tcl2/21

3BR/2BA house on 2 lots in
Wewahltchka. Fenced in backyard
CH&A $60,000. 639-2339 tfcl/4

1 bedroom, 1 bath house with garage,
remolded inside & out, central heat &
air, 204 13th Street, Port St. Joe, call
648-8007. tfc 1l2/28

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.tfcl/4

House for sale: 176 Charles Street,
White City. stone,'stucco, exterior,
3Br/2Ba, den w.,FP. [In. room, kitchen,
1 car garage, fenced backyard, $73,000
(850) 827-6722. tfcl/4

2 bdrm block home, appliances incluid-
ed. S27.500, no owner financing, call
639-2339. tfcl/4

For Sale by owner, Mexico Beach 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, new construction, therma
pane windows, 2 porches, large lot with
trees, 1,000 feet to beach $129,000,
possible owner financing, call- 648-
9056. 4tp12/21.

For Sale, Bay Front Home on
Consriuluton Dn'.e. 3 bdrrri.,'2 bath 2-29-
9766., tfcl/4





I will pay $$$ for non running or
wrecked motor cycles and ATVS of any
kind. Cll 850-647-3968. 13tpl 1/2

Looking to buy used 4 wheeler in
good condition. Call 229-8122 before
5:00 P.M. tfcl/4


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wrecked motor cycles and ATVS of any
kind. Call 850-647-3968. 13tpll/2

Looking to buy used 4 wheeler in
good condition. Call 229-8122 before
500 P.M. tfcl/4

Real Estate, would like to purchase lot
or home with owner financing, in'
Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, or sur-
rounding area call 706-321 -8292.20tci2/7

Would like to purchase 34 ft or vessel,
with owner financing, fiberglass only,
call 706-321-8292. 5tcl2/7

Looking to buy used 243 Rifle, 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. tfcl/4


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IN T .HE CIRCUIT COURTUK
OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No.: 00-477-CA
. ASSOCIATES HOUSING FINANCE SERVICE;
INC., a Delaware corporation, d/b/a ASSO-
CIATES HOUSING FINANCE. L.L.C., doing
business In Florida,
Plaintiff.
vs.
WENDELL J. BIERMAN.
including any unknown spouse ofthe above
Defendants, as well. as their unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors,
lienors, and/or trustees and all other per-
sons claiming by. through, under or against
,the.above Defendants. UNKNOWN OCCU-
PANT I#1. UNKNOWN OCCUPANT #2,. PAN-
HANDLE EDUCATORS CREDIT UNION, CU
MORTGAGE SUPPORT SERVICES, INC. and
all parties having any right, claim, title or
Interest In the real property herein described,.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WENDELL J. BIERMAN, Including, any
unknown spouses of the above Defendant, as well as
his unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
creditors, lienors and/or trustees and all other per-
sons claiming by. through, under or against WEN-
DELL J. BIERMAN,,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose on the following real property in CITRUS
County. Florida:
PERSONAL PROPERTY
ONE 1989 Summit Mobile Home (Doublewide)
(ID #H74377GR & H74377GL)


I TRAES SERVESS


Buter's Light Tractor Work
Bush Hogging, Dirt Moving,
Post Hole Digging
648-4765
6tpl2/28


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs

DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
1. -. .l 'B l 000 2.1


G5ulf Coast Screen Printing

T-Shirts/Caps/Posters/Decals/Auto Tags
32 Years Experience
107 N 30th Street Unit-C 850-648-5167
P.O. Box 13530 Bob, LaPlante/Owner
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 La


REAL PROPERTY
COMMEriL T i Hi .:.._ s-'
NER.Ci FIl i ". mE iE iT W. l. F TER '.:
THE S,-.'lil-]'.V'FsI ,l_.-..pT r .:' F HE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 36
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH. RANGE 10 WEST
THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 29'34" EAS
FOR 220.44 FEET TO THE POINT O
BEGINNING; THENCE WEST FOR 107.4
FEET: THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 29'34
EAST FOR 190.44 FEET; THENCE EAS
FOR 107.46 FEET: THENCE SOUTH
DEGREES 29'34" WEST FOR 190.44 FEE]
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID.PAR
CEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SEC
TION 36,'TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE I
WEST. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
has.been filed against you and you are require
serve a copy of your written defenses, If any, to
Edward B. Pritchard, Plaintiffs attorney, w
address Is P. 0. Box 25158, Tampa, Florida 33
5158. on or before January 2.- 2,01 ..r.-J fil
,jrhil r3 +' lib Ihi t F ,: ,Irp 01 ihc ,.ure l1111 "
;i r 1c i.. i I .--i i i i l l" -i i i .- r rln. o r 1 0i la 1 1 -1 I. [
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DATED this It day of December. 2000.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COU
By /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
4tc. December 14, 21, 28.
2000 and January 4. 2001.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NO. 0001-11
Notice Is hereby given that proposals will be received.
by the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
for the following professional services 'to b pr- Idc-j
to said Board for and, on behalf of Ci '.::.urni'.
Florida.
An independent contractor to the BOCC
responsible for providing Court Reporting
Services for County and Circuit Coutl
within Gulf County. Florida.
Specifications can be obtained from the Gulf County
Chief Administrator's Office, Room 302, 1000 Cecil
C. Costin, Sr.. Blvd. Port St. Joe. Florida 32456, M-
F 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. (850) 229-6111'.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED PF,CFjSAL tre NuLiIBER and -. l~t the
PROPOSAL is 1.:,- a.o ple.ie submit -nree i;'l
copies of the proposal.
Proposals will be received until 5:00 p.m. E:S.T,
Monday. January 8. 2001. at the Office of the.Clerk
of'Court. Gulf County Courthouse, 100 Cecil C.
Costin. Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk of Court
3tc. December 21 and 28, and January 4, 2001.

REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE BIDS
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0001-12
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed competitive bids from any person.
company or corporation Interested in providing the
following goods/service:
Scope: Contracting services to purchase and
install storm shutters and/or roll up doors on
critical facilities located in Gulf County, Florida,
In accordance with applicable federal, state and
local statutes, regulations, plans and policies.
All contracts will be awarded pursuant to the
Gulf County Bidding Policy regarding competi-
tive bids for Contracting Services. The contract
award will be based'on the re'por.sner.ti.e t,-
the scope and, specifications :,f ea.i:r pr-.po.e l


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project and the qualifications of responsible
contractors. Those Interested In submitting a
Bid may attend a Pre-Bid conference to 'be held
on Monday, January 8. 2001 at the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe. Florida at 10:00
a.m., ET.
Qualifications: Contractors must be experi-
enced In the Installation of storm shutters
and/or roll up doors. Each interested contractor
will be provided a Bid package, which includes
specifications for each project in the Competitive
Bid Request for Contract Services.
S Any contractor submitting a bid must provide
the required documentation outlined In the Bid
package In order to qualify the firm or individ-
ual's ability to perform the project In a manner
which meets or exceeds the product standards..
all codes and license compliance.
The Bid packages may be obtained at the Gulf
' County Clerk's Office, 1000 Cecil l'G. Costln.,'Sr.
Blvd., Room 148. Port St. Joe. FL 32456 (telephone
850/229-6113).
S Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
T SEALED BID and Include trn. BID NUMBER
F Bids will be received until Monday. February 12,
6 2001 at 5:00 p.m., E.T.. at the Gulf County Clerk's
" Office.'1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.. Room 148,
T Port St. Joe, Fl 32456.
0 The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
T bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
0 GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
red to Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk


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NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe will accept and open sealed
bids on January 16. 2000. at 6:00 p.m. for a metal
milling machine which can be viewed at a
Wastewater Treatment Plant. Please call Larry
McArdle (850) .229-6395 regarding questions, or to
view the machine. Mark your sealed bid: "Sealed
Bid, Metal Milling Machine."
2tc. January 4 and 11. 2001.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka will hold a PUBLIC HEAR7
ING on a Resolution to consider vacating an alley
running East from Second Street to Fourth Street
between Osceola Street and Lake Grove Road
(between Lots 43 thru 54 and Lots 55 thru 66,
Mack's Addition to Wewahitchka. as per plat record,
ed In Plat Bools 1, Page 14, Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida), on Monday, January;8, 2001 at
6:45 P.M. Central Time at the Wewahitchka City
Hall, 109 S. Second Street, Wewahitchka. FL. All
interested parties may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to this proposed Resolution.
Jerri Linton
City Clerk
Itc, January 4, 200,1.



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CAPE SAN BLAS OFFICE ST. JOE BEACH OFFICE
4693 Cape San Bias Road 6260 Highway 98
Cape San Bias, FL 32456 St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
850-229-2777 850-647-3333
800-654-8689 800-411-3717


Sanay Bnooms Sana., Oitonms All Dbe
completed horly., watch for open *house
sign, :efreshmenti will be served. Three
bedrooms, -two. baths and. two half baths.
Approx. 1,900 sq. ft. heated and cooled.
Over 700 sq. ft. of covered decks to watch
the sunset from. 1/3 ACRE +. Yellow siding
and white metal roof, .and much more.
$475,000. MLS#5730. Paulette Cleare.


.iaton tcach access, %ie0s ol the Gull
make this 4 bdrm, 2 ba. home.very appealing.
This home is located on a 70'x200' lot next to
a 2000 acre wildlife preserve. Lg. windows and
open living area allow.you to enjoy the view of
the Gulf & the fireplace from the kitchen, din.
& liv. rooms. The decks from the living area &
the master bdrm. offer views of the Gulf as
well. The homd is built for comfort including a
jacuzzi tub in the master bath. Park your boat
out of the weather and your feet in the sand.
$259.900. MLS#6571. Margaret or Jeff
Fletcher.


New Listing Well maintained 4 bed-
room, 2 bth home located close to
schools in. Port, St. Joe. $160,000.
MLS#6872. Contact Margaret
Presswood


GULF VIEW: Don't pass up the chance to,
own this Beautiful lot located in Beacon
Hill, Less than a block from beach.
Beautiful vegetation, city water, and elec-
tric. Priced to sell. Contact Cathy Kitchens
MLS# 5817 $ 160,000


Ridgley Home Vacation at Home! Why
travel when you have your own inground
pool, hot tub, satellite dish and garage con-
verted to game room. $198,500. MLS#6325.
Contact Margaret Presswood.


BEACH COTTAGE: Excellent investment
for income or own use with this I bedroom
"CLASSIC FLORIDA" beach cottage.
Located in Beacon Hill. 1240 sqf. Very short
walk to beach. Contact Margaret Presswood.
MLS# 6406 $140,000

Realtor Associates


Las Coquinas an adorable -3 bdrm. I ba:
bayfront cottage home on St. Joe Bay. This.
home is located on a 100'x800' wooded loti
with true boat dockage, a rare find on St.
Joe's shallow bay. Enjoy your morning cof-2
fee as you watch the sunrise over Pig Island,:
a national wildlife refuge. $240,000.'
MLS#6371 I. Margaret or Jeff Fletcher.


Foxfire IV Three bedroom, 2 bath fur-,'
nished home in prestigious Cape Breezes
subdivision with deeded bay and gulf
access. Abundant trees and foliage. Lot is
150'xl80' (approx.). Newly refurbished
with Berber carpet, kitchen tile and some
furniture. $170,000. MLS#5731. Paulette
Cleare.

EVEN TIDE BAY FRONT
DEVELOPMENT. St. Joe Bay's
newest bay front development is'
located on Cape San Bias. Gated
* brick paved entrance. Underground
utilities with Gulf and Bay access
for its property owners. Enjoy views
of St. Joe Bay and Great Sunsets.
STARTING at $40,000 interior up
to $165,000. Contact Margaret of
Jeff Fletcher.



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Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher, Paulette Cleare, Mike Harris
Realtor Associates (St. Joe Beach) Cathy Kitchens, Margaret Presswood,
Tommy Luster. Teri Palmer


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