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PORT ST. JOE,. FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2001
Port Receives $2 Mill Grant
OTTED Director Pamella Dana Announces Funding Approval;
Judge Robert M. "Bob
Pamella Dana, Director of the purchase existing warehouse and
Governor's Office of Tourism, docks located at the end of First
Trade, and Economic Develop- Street and along St. Joseph Bay.
ment, brought more than just the The $2 million in grant funds
program when she spoke to mem- comes from the Florida Seaport
bers gathered for the Gulf County Transportation Economic Devel-
Chamber of Commerce Annual
Banquet last Thursday evening.
She brought good news of
even more economic development
activity in the works when she
stated that $2 million in grant
funding for land acquisition and
improvements for the port has
The Port St. Joe Port
Authority and the St. Joe
Company have been finalizing
plans for the Port Authority to
County Names EDC
Economic Dev. Engine
During a special board meet-
ing held in Wewahitchka last
Friday afternoon (February 16),
the Gulf County 'Commission
unanimously voted to name the
Gulf County Economic
Development Council (EDC) the
economic development engine for
Up until Friday's meeting, the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce had been given that
designation as the EDC func-
tioned under the umbrella of the
chamber. In the commission's last
regular meeting, the county's
Chief Administrator Don Butler
recommended to the board that
the designation switch be made.
I Commissioner Billy Traylor
made a motion to make the
,change, but his motion died for
-lak of a second. The request was
'tabled and a workshop was
scheduled for Friday afternoon in
Wewahitchka. The workshop was
later changed to.a special meeting
at that same time and place.,
i During ,the meeting, EDC
Chairman Mike McDonald echoed
the recommendation made by
Butler during the regular meet-,
ing. He stated that the county
needs an economic development
entity that focuses 100% on eco-
SMcDonald explained that the
EDC is made up of volunteers,
but as the economic engine for-
Gulf County, an EDC director
Would be hired and 26 applica-
tions had already been received
yirig to fill that position.-
SHe pointed out that the deci-
Drop On In"
Gulf County Water System
customers now have a conve-
nient "drive by drop box" in
which they can deposit month-
ly payments. The receptacle is
labeled "Gulf County Water
Systems" is located at the cor-
ner of the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, to
the rear of the Gulf County
Courthouse, and can easily be
'accessed from your vehicle.
Any questions or problems
associated with the new
arrangements should be direct-
Sed to the Gulf County Water
Department at 229-9005.
sion was up to the board of com-
missioners to designate who
would be the economic engine
and the members would support
the wishes of the board. But, he
also explained that the EDC
members might as well fold their
tents and go home if the board
does not want them to administer
Chamber president Shirley
Ramsey, speaking on behalf of the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, said the chamber
board was supportive of continu-
ing to work on as the economic
engine if that was the wish of the
commission. She further pointed
out the need to work in harmony
regardless of which direction the
Ramsey also noted that addi-
tional money would need to be
funded to the chamber if it was to
continue as the economic engine
in order for the chamber to ade-
quately do the job and take care
of chamber needs.
Another key issue discussed
was a 9400.000 revolving loan
made through the chamber,: as
the economic engine of Gulf
County, to Gulf Fabricating. The
two boards have been discussing
this change for several weeks and
the EDC taking over as the
administrator of -the revolving
loan. In order for that to happeri
the EDC would have to be desig-
nated as the economic engine of
All parties involved in the
lengthy.discussion focused on one,
resounding theme working
together for the betterment of
Commissioner Billy Traylor
voiced his support for the EDC
being designated .as the economic
engine, making the motion which
was seconded by Commissioner
Carmen McLemore. The board
unanimously supported the
Claims 11 Year
Old Gulf Youth
Many Gulf County residents
spent much of the weekend in
mourning over the loss of 11 year
old Jordan Jeffrey Fletcher.
He was fatally Injured in a
shooting accident while target
practicing with a friend in the
Indian Pass area Friday after-
According to the preliminary
investigation findings, the inci-
dent occurred when' the two
young friends were target practic-
ing with a .22 caliber rifle in the
rear of a residence,
As news of the tragedy spread
through the community, resi-
dents were in a state of shock as
they began to cope with the reali-
ty of the loss and reach out to
friends and neighbors impacted
by the incident.
A memorial service was held
at Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church Monday morning. Details
of the obituary appear on Page 6
of this week's issue of The Star.
Pamella J. Dana.
- opment Council (FSTED) and will
be used to-help jump start the
port facility refurbishing project.
Port Authority members are
in the midst of a port master plan
and dredging evaluation study as
they work toward a goal of devel-
oping the local port, while bring-
ing good paying jobs to support
the families living in Gulf County.
Port Director Tommy Pitts
recently was quoted in The Star
stating, "We're optimistic we'll
have port customers in the fore-
After the' announcement.
Dara went on to stress the impor-
tance of economic diversification
and outlined how that through
.the make-up of OTTED the state
is a partner t6 communities in
,'ulf County Shipbuilding and
the First Stieet'/Port City
Shopping Center project were
named as two recipients of assis-
itance from OTTED.
SDaa also introduced Mary
Helen Blakesly (O1TED). Bnridgett
Merrill (Enterprise Florida), and
Kerri Post (Visit Florida).
Judge Robert M. "Bob" Moore
Awarded Lifetime Achievement
Phyllis Moore received the
chamber's Lifetime Achievement
Award on behalf of her husband,
the: late Judge Robert M. "Bob"
Moore. Judge Moore died tragical-
ly in June of 2000 and was cho-
sen by the chamber membership
and directors to be recognized
because of his many icontribu-
tions to his community.
Judge Moore was much more
than just a county judge. He
served his community in numer-
ous ways beyond the bench.
Acting in civic organizations,
community activities, various
boards, and his church, Judge
,Moore went far beyond his calling
in service to the folks of Gulf
"Thank you," said Mrs.
(See CHAMBER on Page 3A)
PSJ Bard Talks Park Smoking
Ordinances for Smoking, Parking, and Motel Study Discussed
Members of the S.W.A.T. team
approached the Port St. Joe City
Commission board seeking an
ordinance to ban smoking and all
tobacco products from city parks.
Several students shared sta-
tistics about the dangers of sec-
ond hand smoke and presented
information to the board.
Included in that information was
sample ordinance recently passed
by the cities ,of Chipley and
S.W.A.T. Director Sabrina
Burke also pointed put that the
Gulf County School. Board has
already passed a similar ruling
pertaining to all school athletic
The commission agreed to
consider the ordinance, asking
board attorney Russell Scholz to
draft an ordinance for review at
the board's March 6th meeting.
The board will then decide
whether to advertise the ordi-
nance for a public hearing and
possible passage during the
March 20th board meeting.
Motel/Hotel Feasibility Study
The board received three bids
to conduct a motel/hotel feasibili-
ty study for the city. Over the past
several months, the push to bring
a motel/hotel to the city has been
The Gulf County Tourist
Development Committee has
given $6.500 to assist the city in
conducting the study.
Three bids were opened dur-
ing Tuesday's meeting and Finnell
Consulting, of Alpharetta,
Georgia, was the apparent low
bidder with a price of $6,500 plus
various expenses and report
Commissioners agreed to
table the proposals and try to set
up a meeting with the low bidder
as soon as possible to review the
RFP before making a final deci-
Reid Avenue Parking Ordinance
Ralph Roberson spoke to the
board representing the Port St.
Joe Merchants Association
requesting the board place a
three-hour parking restriction on
Reid Avenue between the hours of
9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday
through Saturday. The request
was made in order to put some
teeth into efforts to reduce park-
ing problems along the roadway.
Roberson also pointed out
that the merchants were not ask-
ing for a "meter maid," but would
volunteer to police themselves by
reporting extended violations.
The board agreed to ask its
attorney to prepare an ordinance
to be reviewed at the board's next
In Other Business
*Agreed to a proposal by
Royal American Construction to
repair parking areas along recent-
ly paved and revamped Reid
Avenue. :Royal agreed to repair
and repave the parking areas and
split the cost with the city paying
just over $7,000.
*Agreed to grant a use of
right-of-way request to MediaCom
at a cost of $2,000 per mile the
(See PSJ on Page 3A)
Poole Makes $500 Pot Of
Gumbo At M.B. Cook-Off
A record number of gumbo
cookers from around the
Panhandle and beyond' :helped
make the third annual Mexico
Beach Gumbo Cook-Off the
biggest and best event yet.
Eloise Poole, of Billy's 'Oyster
Senator Al Lawson
Senator Al Lawson, Senate
District 3, will be holding a public
hearing in Gulf County on
Thursday, February 22, at 7:30
p.m. ET. The hearing will be held
In the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building in the
County Commission room.
All residents and elected offi-
cials are invited to attend. This
hearing will allow the citizens the
opportunity to meet your State
Senator, discuss concerns, ask
questions and offer comments for
the upcoming 2001 Legislative
Session, which will convene on
Bar located in Panama City
Beach, took first place honors
beating out 25 fellow gumbo
cookers to win the $500 first prize
Eloise said she did nothing
special when putting together the
batch of gumbo .for Saturday's
(February 17th) competition-"I
used the same recipe I cook every
day at Billy's."'
How big was this event???
-Over 50. gallons of the best
gumbo cooked in the Panhandle
was devoured .by .three o'clock-
one hour before the event was
scheduled to end. Last year, the
gumbo cook-off (sponsored by
Special Events of Mexico Beach,
Inc.) drew 13 contestants. "This
year's event nearly doubled in
size," said Chairman Peggy Wood.
Both second and third prize
winnings went to local cookers
Kevin Bradley. (Half Shells) and
Sharon Call (Sharon's Cafe). They
received $250 and $100 respec-
Kevin, like Eloise, said his pot
of gumbo was the same concoc-
tion he served to patrons of his
Sharori said she only occa-
sionally serves gumbo at Sharon's
Caf6 Maybe she should mix
up the brew a little more often!!!
(See GUMBO on Page 3A)
32C Per Copy 3
Plus 34 Tax... '
Phyllis Moore accepted the "Lifetime Achievement Award"
from Chamber of Commerce President Shirley Ramsey.
Elouise Poole takes the $500 check and certificate from
Mexico Beach CDC Director Pat Howard.
PAGE TWO e THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2001
Hunker Down With Kes
75 Years Old and
Still Looking Good
I made a.trip to Wewahitchka last, Friday to attend a spe-
cial meeting of the Gulf County Commission and get a first
hand look at the final renovations made to the courtroom area
of the old Gulf County Courthouse.
I've heard reports from several folks as to how good the 75
year old building looks after the finishing touches have been
completed. Those reports were not exaggerated either.
Gulf County Judge Fred Witten said the courtroom brought
back memories of those old Perry Mason movies. I don't guess
ol' Perry ever lost a case. did he?
You remember the hardwood floors, decorative wooden
trim behind and surrounding the judge's podium. Hardwood
benches and seating for the jury,. and those attending the trial.
Of course, that was BC (before color). so it was impossible to
tell what color all the furnishings were stained. But, it just had
to look real similar to what the old courtroom looks like today.
Over the past several years. the old Gulf County'
Courthouse has been totally refurbished and is looking fan-
tastic. On top of that. the building is still serving the residents
of Gulf County.
Some of it is leased out. while other portions serne as satel-
lite offices for various county offices and services.
One thing that does concern me though is the fear of los-
ing some of our county work force. Those men did an out-
standing job refinishing the old fold down seats and con-
structing new benches to fill out the remaining seating area.
Maybe they won't decide to take up a new trade and ven-
ture out into the furniture restoration and building business.
An important part of Gulf County's history has been saved
through this renovation project. Gulf County does not have an
overabundance of historic buildings, which makes it that
much more important to save the ones we do have.
Equally as important is the sen'ice the building is continu-
ing to provide to the citizens of Gulf County.
Good Luck Sharks & Gators!
Written by Sports Editor Eric Ramsey
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks. who were supposed to be in
a rebuilding year, enter into the Class 2A boys' basketball
play-offs Thursday night with a 24-6 record and ranked #7 in
the state. The Tiger Sharks, in search of their eighth consecu-
tive "Final Four" appearance. will host Lawton Chiles High
School out of Tallahassee Thursday night at 7:30. With a win,
Port St. Joe would advance to face the winner of the Central
Milton/Malone game on Tuesday night at 7:30 in "The Dome."
The Wewahitchka Gators. who were runner-ups to Port St.
Joe in the District 3-2A Tournament, enter the play-offs with
a 18-12 record. They w%'ill travel to Havana Thursday night to
take on the sixth-ranked Gladiators at 6:30 CT. A win would
advance the Gators to Tuesday night's regional semi-finals to
face the winner of the Cottondale/'Baker game.
Both the Tiger Sharks and the Gators began the season
under the reigns of a new head coach. Coach Ronald Bradley
has led the Tiger Sharks to another remarkable season in
search of another state title. Wewahitchka Head Coach Tommy
Long also has done great job. and finished the season strong
with the Gators winning five of their last seven games.
Come out and support your Gulf County teams in search of
a Class 2A State Championship. There should be some excit-
ing basketball to be seen throughout the playoffs.
This story starts back in the
fall of 1967. Or maybe, it really
began on a Saturday afternoon at
the old Park Theater in the nid
1950's. Or perhaps it was born in
that field down by the big ditch
where, as a ten year old, I captured
the entire and completely fiendish
Butch Cavendish gang-single-
by Kesley Colbert
The Cowboy Way
Now. if you are as confused as
I seem to be. you might consider
not going any further into this tale.
The Park Theater is easy.
That's where I fell in love with the
West. The big sky, the open range,
the thundering hoof beats, a
hearty "Hi-yo Silver" .... I loved it
when Roy, Gene, Lash or Rocky
would get the drop on Roy
Barcroft. I cheered, when the posse
rode hard. I would grow squea-
mish at the end where Rex or Red
Ryder were getting a little too
friendly with the girl.
We would all ",thirst" when Bob
Nolan and the boys sang Cool
Water, we absolutely refused to be
"Fenced In." naturally preferring
instead to be Back In the Saddle
and drifting along with then
Tumbling Tumbleweeds ....
it was a shining time on the
'Course. It was also nine thou-
sand miles from my, house to the
range. That's where the big ditch
came in. If you closed one eye,
used a sprinkling of imagination
and squinted hard toward the
west-by golly, those tiny banks
looked like Monument Valley! And
we had horses that you wouldn't
believe! They never got tired. They
never slept. You didn't have to feed
them. They came every time you
whistled and they were always
saddled and ready.
And we had real guns, too-
that never had to be reloaded! I
personally shot that dastardly Roy
Barcroft twenty-three times in one
afternoon. [ reckon that's about
the best shooting ever seen, in
those parts .
I understood the code of. the
west-I knew right from wrong, I
respected my elders, I tipped my
hat to the ladies, I drank upstream
from the horses, I owned two
Spade Cooley songbooks, I rode for
the brand, I wouldn't hit .anyone
smaller than me it was The
1967 found me entangled, in
the college scene. Reality had me
by the throat. The professors were
more interested in Keats, Shelley
and Byron than, they were", in
Gibson, Ritter and Wayne. Anid
they were almighty big on bards
like Geoffrey Chaucer and Bill
Shakespeare-they didn't know
Singing Sandy from the Hole in the
I was growing older and -the
hoof beats were glowing fainter .
1967 was also the year Robert
Oliver Akin entered my life. He
came in talking, "Kes, you think
you've got some guys on this team
that can catch a football, wait till
they see me in action! If I can get a
hand on it, it's a reception. I've got
moves that leave defensive backs
cross-eyed. I can out run a late
freight. I can leap .
Bob was not one to be caught
short in the modesty line. But
danged, if he wasn't about as good
a receiver as I ever saw. He was
almost as good as he said he was!
I graduated a couple of years
later and left the mountain, the
university, the intellectual rigama-
role, and Robert 0. Akin.
The school wrote every year
asking for money. Bob didn't
report in for about two decades,
"Kes, I want to come down and live
"''b3 the ocean. 'Fiid' me'a'pTde'!"
..'. *. 'Bob, what in the heck' yiave
you been'dbing 1or the last twenty
"I've been working on my nov-
els and driving the bus for Riders
In The Sky."
"Yeah, me and Ranger Doug,
Woody Paul and Too Slim are tight!
I grew-up with Woody Paul. He's
Riders In The Sky have been
favorites, of mine for. years now,
mostlybecause they are 'bout the
only group around even attempt-
ing to keep a little of the westerfi
I found a house for Robertt. I
feed him every time he comes to
town. I never believed that story
about him knowing the Riders. He
carries on so! And, as you know,
most writers don't have a clue
about. where truth leaves off and
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
Tina's Lit A Fire Beneath Some Treasured Memories
I CAN'T REMEMBER any-
thing which happened in the last
day or so, but I can remember
things which happened several
years ago as if it happened only
yesterday. That formerly Wvas 'a
sign of growing old with me, but
it isn't necessarily so now.
It just seems as if everything
I'm reminded of now, happened
to me or someone of my acquain-
tance several years ago.
For instance, the other day
some pictures and a membership
card were found in a house
which belonged to my wife's par-
ents. These items were dated
before I even knew my wife. They
were dated about 60 years, ago!
It seems that Tina Sullivan
moved into a new home [new for
her] and they started some
remodeling inside. One job con-
sisted of removing the fireplace
mantle to replace it. Behind the
mantle they found the pictures
and the membership card.
THE PICTURES AND card
'were the property of my wife,
taken and issued back in the
You see, the house Tina
moved into was built for my in-
laws back in 1939.
The paper company formed a
real estate firm to build its
employees' homes to live in here
in Port St. Joe, including one for
them on Hunter Circle.
It was purchased by some
members of Tina's family-the
Beaman's-around the '60's.
During the .fireplace mantle
removal recently, they found two
pictures-one of my wife and her
sister Wilna, and another of a
brand, spanking new Dodge
automobile Frenchie's parents
had purchased in 1939.
They also found Frenchie's
Girl Scout membership .card,
dated 194--. The last figure was
obliterated, but it had to be
either 1940, 1941 or 1942.
THE SCOUTS CAME to Port
St. Joe in 1940 with the creation
of the Boy Scouts, and the Girl
Scouts arrived at about the same
time. The Rotary Club formed
the Boy Scouts and have spon-
sored the organization ever
I don't know the organization
which first sponsored the Girl
Scouts, but it seems as if it was
the now-defunct Women's Club.
Both organizations, the Boy
and Girl Scouts have been in
operation in Port St. Joe ever
since that time.
Frenchie hasn't been a mem-
ber all that time, however.
Frenchie says she remem-
bers being in the Girl Scouts,
even today. They practiced giving
shots in an orange at their meet-
There was a Scout Hut even
back then. She remembers it
being located on 10th Street,
even before the street was open
all the way through. In those
days, there was no bridge across
the creek which runs between
Woodward Avenue and Marvin
A small foot bridge was pro-
vided for the Garrison Avenue
children to walk to school.
Gale Traxler and I walked
the bridge, later on, to do- our
courting. He was courting Teresa
Edwards. who lived on Long
Avenue, and I, of course, was
courting my future wife who
lived in the house where the pic-
tures and membership card were
found. Every once in a while, we
would pass each other at the
bridge on our way home.
THOSE PICTURES AND that
card stirred up some old memo-
ries for me. They recall the days
when there were no paved
streets, nor any homes, south of
10th Street on Woodward
Avenue. We used to hunt squir-
rels in this section of Woodward
Avenue when I was a young boy.
It was also a prime spot for
The street ran only from 1st
to 10th, with a house or two
scattered along between 5th and
10th Streets. The section
between 1st and 5th was pretty
well populated since this was
part of the older section of town.
Those were the days referred
to as "the good old days"!
There wasn't much about
them that was "good" however.
Most of the streets were sand, or
improved with a load or two; of
There was no air condition-
ing, and the weather was hot
back then, too.
The paper mill would smell
up the town when the wind was
out of the west.
You had to walk everywhere
you went, since everybody didn't
own a couple of cars, and there
weren't many hayd surface roads
on which one could ride a bicy-
I remember, in 1943, I gdt a
paper route in town and I bought
a "victory" bike. It had narrow
tires, which made it sort of hard
riding on those sand roads which
were so plentiful about town. I
did a lot of pushing of that bike!
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Chamber From Page 1
Moore, "I wish Bob were here .
he loved this county, he loved the
youth, and he loved his church-
and I thank you all for honoring
Diane Scholz was awarded
the Distinguished Member of the
Year award by incoming president
She explained the chamber
had helped fill the gap of econom-
ic development needs created by
the loss of a major employer
(Florida Coast Paper Company).
Ramsey praised Scholz for her
diligent efforts to entice new busi-
nesses to our area and credited
*her in being successful in helping
to attract several.
"Throughout these endeavors,
the well being of Gulf County and
its residents has been her guiding
'focus," she said.
David Warriner received the
Member of the Year award.
,Ramsey took'the opportunity to
thank Warriner for his four years
Qf service to the board and
> community. During his stay on
the board, he has served as either
the board's president or vice pres-
ident for each of the four years.
Gulf County 'Judge Fred
Witten installed five newly elected
board members-Father Jerry
Huft, Kenny Peak, Karen
Lawrence, Paul Gant, Scott
Godwin, and Ronald Pickett.
He also installed the new
Board officers-Ronald Pickett,
secretary; Johanna White, trea-
,surer; Dusty May, vice president;
and Shirley Ramsey, president.
Outgoing president David
Warriner gave the annual state of
the chamber .address. He stated
that most of the chamber's efforts
had been in the field of economic
development and noted that,
"...much has been achieved."
Warriner stated statistics
show that Gulf County led the
Panhandle from the second quar-
ter of 1999 to the second quarter
Sof 2000 with the highest number
of new jobs created per hundred
(From Page 2)
fiction takes over ....
I saw a promo last week
announcing that Riders* In The
Sky were going to be in Panama
*! City Beagh. I figured I could settle
o. s once and for, all,.I called Bob,,
,,"Get me some tickets
"Well, Kes, I haven't seen those
guys in a while."
I knew it!
He called me two days later.
"We didn't know if you wanted to
go to the two o'clock show or the
ofine at seven. They're going to have
f tur tickets at each .show for you."
I went... but I was prepared
to buy my own-Son of a gun.
Four tickets! It's a trick! Bob
worked something out with the
; management. He doesn't know
Anybody that is anybody! '
About two minutes into. the
first song and I forgot all about ole.
Robert. I was transported back...
S to the range, to the wide open
spaces, to. the big ditch beside
Monument Valley. I could smell
the lowly gypsum weed. I could
hear Frog Millhouse and Gabby
Hayes rattling in the background. I
returned to those thrilling days of
I even had a couple of old sad-
dle sores pop up. The Riders In
The Sky are that good!
And, you won't believe this,
between songs Woody Paul
announced that he was from
Triune, Tennessee. A coincidence!
After the show, I watched as
* they patiently shook hands,.signed
autographs and posed for pictures
with all who came by. They are as
,friendly and genuine as they are
talented. I wanted to thank them
for the tickets. I wanted to ask
about the Light Crust Doughboys.
I wanted to ask them if Hugh
Farr's brother spelled his name
with aC or a K. They did a song
which mentioned Dan McGrew-I
Wanted to know which one was the
Robert Service fan. I wondered if
they needed another driver ....
I had a million questions.
Good decorum kept me from let-
ting them gush' forth. Well, it was
good decoruni'and the fact that I
couldn't get a word in edgewise!
Ranger Doug .was reminding me it
was, "Robert Oliver Akin." Woody
Paul was talking about going to
BGA Academy with Robert. Too
SSlim was calling him, "Bullet Bob"
I've studied on this thing quite
a bit the last couple of days. I'm
still not sure that Akin knows
% David Warriner, was also
-- ecognized as "Member of the
Development ,for, St. ,Joe
Diane Scholz, left, was rec- Company, who stated that com-
ognized as "Member of the munities that succeed in attract-
Year." Shirley Ramsey, new ing new industries and 'commer-
resident, made the preseynta cial ventures have .a unified plan
president made the present and vision.
tion. Her challenge to the board
workers at 3.46/100. and other entities involved in that
Warriner charged the mem- decision-making process was to
bers to build on things accom- channel the .group's resources
polished in the past and make and focus toward a cohesive plan.
great strides toward things in' the "Gulf County not 'only needs
future. to stand together, but to join arms
New president Shirley and 'hands to propel our bit of
Ramsey used the words of Neal' paradise into the 21st century."
.Wade, Vice President of Economic she stated, ..
.Gumbo From Page 1
The rather-daughter vendetta at GCCC: Chef Eddie Cass,
between Fred Buskins and Kim Magnolia Grill in Apalachicola:
Lewis continues to be "'brewing."' Wayne Gentry, weatherman (and
Neither placed'in this year's corn- taster) for Channel 7 News; and
petition, but it sure wasn't for a Willie Ramsey, editor of The Star
lack of trying on their part. / and Pdnhandle Beacon/Hook &
,Both had their game faces on Trigger. whose reputation for eat-
as they set up next to each other ing is only exceeded by the girth
without passing the time of'dav. of his waistline.
"Mother called and asked Chairpers
what ingredients I was putting in extended thai
my gumbo this year." Kim said,.. helped make
"I didn't tell her." such a huge
"I asked her if she wanted me the 25 cooks
to mix a little of mine with hers so pot forward
she would have a chance to in tion.
this year," said Fred. Special
Kim took first place in the Beach, Inc. i
first year of the event which began organization
three years ago, while Fred came events for Me
in third. Last year, Fred placed
second and Kim failed to place. jyo u Sa
All 25 entrants received a cer-
tificate of appreciation for helping
make the third annual event such
an overwhelming success.
"Extinguished" judges for the
event included Jon Bullard, chef
instructor for the Culin'ary SchodI'
1 j-. .
son Peggy, Wood
nks to everyone who
This year's event
who put their best
in heated competi-
Events of Mexico
is the not-for-profit
i The Star!
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Directors installed, from left, were Ronald Pickett, Paul Gant, Karen Lawrence, Father Jerry
Huft, Kenny Peak, and Scott Godwin.
S-From Page 1 .
first year then reducing to $1,000
per mile each year thereafter.
*Supported a request from
Stan Siprell representing the
Dockside Cafe6 (at the marina) to
eiclose the current outdoor eat-
ing area and build an additional
deck and eating area. The addi-
tions would increase capacity
from 40 seats to a total of 80.
SThe board approved the pro-
posal contingent upon receiving a
letter from the lessee (St. Joe
Company) and Dockside Cafe ver-
Ifying cost and loan specifics., ;
*' *Passed a request from FSU
public broadcasting to erect an
antenna on the city's water tower.
*WVent out for request for pro-
posals for a grant writer for the
*Named Broward Anthony to
the variance review board.
*Decided to name the month
of April as Downtown Beautifica-
tion Month after receiving recom-
mendations from Rex Buzzett,
representing the Downtown
*Agreed to 'advertise for bids
to do the construction of Forrest
Park South. The commission has
already begun construction of a
fishing lake and pier at the park
location between Woodward,
Forrest Park, and Marvin Ave-
inues, off 16th Street. Playground
equipment. benches, renovated
tennis courts, and a walking path
with three canal walkovers is
included in the park plans.
*Noted that work was getting
under way on the Frank Pate, Prk
boat ramp. ,1
Riders In The Sky. I have not
actually seen them together! And
that boy can stretch things a mite.
But then again, Woody Paul,
Too Slim and Ranger Doug could
not possibly tell a lie .... it would-
n't be .. The Cowboy Way.
Thanks guys, for reminding
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secretary, and Johanna White, treasurer.
We helped John Dixon's
business set sail.
As well as his community.
SJohn D:.xon uii. already an aquatic engineer with a paision for
.,o'kel:ng .d c uba diving, but he abo wanted to build and ,
maintain the world's most stable high-tech 'SWA TH" design
cruise hips. He knew the secret to making rhe e dive cruisers
small and intimate without sacrificing the smooth, steady feel-
of a large ocean, liner. -Capital City Bank gave him a loan for
land, equipment and'site development in Port St. Joe. Now,
Gulf County Shipbuilding employs more than 30 people from
the- community and it looks like smooth' sailing ahead. Let us
show'you how our financing programs can launch your business.
Visit one 'of our community banking offices or: call
1-888-671-0400 today. You have a starring role.
dramatization by noted author
Norma Hubbard of two characters
from her book, "The Haunting of
Sweetheart Royalty Crowned
cookies, punch, and a Valentine for
each of the residents, and helped
serve the chips, dip, crackers, and
cheese furnished by the center. The
residents who were the kings and queens were so excited.
From the front hall, "Queen 1
Minnie Ola Crain" was crowned by '
her granddaughter, and "King Floyd ,
Thomas" was crowned by the center's .
Activities Chairman Sherry Bowen: .
Sun Path Unit "Queen Mildred
Mitchell" and "King Bertram Howell"
are shown with auxiliary members
Nancy Jo Garland, Betty Rudd and
Karen Hanson. Helping with the fes-
tivities and taking photos was auxil- '|
iary member and Community
* Services Chairman Ginny Seefeldt.
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*iWe, as sponsors, will use and display the photos as a tribune to --
* As a bonus, you will see finished color photos (photos used in
the feature will be in black and white) and have an opportunity
to purchase any for your family needs you are not obligated
to buy anything. No age limit.
"TOMORROW'S LEADERS..." Feature is Sponsored by:
PORT ST. JOE, THE STAR
DATE: March 9, 2001, Friday HOURS: 2:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
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CALL: Wendy at The Star, 229-8997 or' 827-2466 home.'
"OFF TO WORK!"'
2001 Dance Recital
February 25, 2001 2:50 PM.
Port St. Joe Elementary School-
Admission At The Door $5.00
A tribute to all the people who work so
hard in our community.
Police Officers, Maids, Engineers, Waitresses, Secretaries, Teachers, Doctors, Nurses and the Military
Come and witness
S the amazing
talent of our
as you are
McKeithen, Chief Jay
Leffert, Judge Fred
L w.: F. wr. ,,r. 1 ',' l, '',," I..p)ll rd Fir',,: 'ur-. W itten, Sheriff Bruce
\Varnes, Dr. Dusty VMax, Nurse Regina Washabaugh,
Coach Chuck Gannbn, Principal Tim Wilder,
Editor Willie Ramsey, and many more .
The Senior Citizens Center,
located at 120 Library Drive in
Port St. Joe, was the setting on
Saturday, February 17 for a
As the featured speaker for
the annual meeting of the Friends
of the Gulf County Public
Libraries, Inc., Hubbard
enthralled her audience with a
remarkable one-woman, tour -de
force. Dressed in period costume
from the 1950s in New Orleans,
she brought to life Tante Molly
Primrose and Kendra Lou, from
Hubbard's sinister ghost story set
in that bewitching city on the.
After the performance.
Hubbard spent time signing
copies of her books to those.who
purchased the above named sec-
ond novel or her first, "The
Archbishop's Daughter." Members
and guests who attended the
annual meeting were delighted
meeting the author and enjoying
her personal stories. All present
agreed the afternoon was another
success for the Friends in their
efforts to present first rate quality
The finale to the meeting was
the drawing for door prizes
donated by various merchants. '
Ann Matlock from Wewa-
hitchka won a copy of Hubbard's
book, "The Haunting of
Willowu.'ynn'; the lovely print
Author Norma Hubbard signs copies of her books at the
annual meeting of the "Friends of the Gulf County Public
'r m PPaul Brent's Studio went to
Leroy Duncan, Port St. Joe; -
Valerie Jones, also of Port St. Joe,
won a Radio Shack Talking
Picture Frame donated by Jimmy .
Costin; Beverly Douds, Port -St.
Joe, won a gift certificate from
Target; a WalMart gift card was
won by Sheila Mahlkov,. Port St.
Joe; Betty. Fensom from Mexico
Beach was the recipient of books
donated by Books A Million;
Sherrill Russ from Cape San Blas
SGC Fire Dept. .
Covered Dish Social .
The South Gulf County
Volunteer Fire Department will be
having a. covered dish social on
Saturday. February 24th at 6:00 4 I
p.m. at the fire station located on Sr
Cape San Bias road. ,
SPlease go and take your.
favorite covered dish. and an
appetite. Beverages will be. pro-.
This social will give out an
opportunity to visit old friends
and make new ones plus you'll get
to meet the firefighters and mem-
bers of the fire department that
serve your district. An'Yone wish Cet
ing to join is welcome.
S e I. n Co .i J LIVE B.A.N[E
Gann Bros. In Concert A PHOTOGRAPHER
The Gann Brothers will be in
concert at Howard Creek Baptist
Church on.Sunday, February 25,
beginning at 11:00 a.m., ET. :, :i COM, an
There will be a covered dish
dinner following. the concert.
Everyone is cordially invited to go ICkets con
and hear God's message in song." A Bank. Co
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A "Haunting" at the Sr. Citizens Center
went home with an electric drill
complete with carrying case
donated by Home Depot; and the
final winner was Betty Cudebec of
Wewahitchka-she won a $50
savings bond from Capital City
The Friendswant to thank the
new "Friends" who joined them
this year and all who renewed
their memberships. In particular,
they are extremely grateful to the
friends in the business commu-
nity who either joined in 2001 or
were generous. with increased
donations to the organization. To
quote Carl Sagan from Cosmos,
"Our concern for the future can be
tested by how well we support our
You can still join the
"Friends", either on-line at
ryfriends (courtesy of Rick
Lamberson of Hometown Internet
Publishing) or by stopping in
either of the Gulf County libraries
and completing one of the avail-
able application forms. They 'are
always happy to welcome new
friends, and remember, the regu-
lar meetings are held the first
Monday of each month at the Port
St. Joe Library, at 5:30 p.m. ET.'
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2001 PAGE 5A
Magic Show Will "Witness the Impossible"
Vince Carmen is a magic
man. He can levitate beautiful
women in thin air, he can cause
people to disappear before your
eyes. Vince can do the impossible,
that's why his touring show com-
ing to Port St. Joe High School on
Monday, February 26th At 7:00
p.m. is call "Witness The
Im possible." ,,
This show is 90 minutes of
good, clean family entertainment.
"Witness The Impossible" is spon-
sored by the Lady Sharks softball,
with proceeds to be used for
equipment and uniforms.
Although Vince Carmen's
career spans the globe from Rio de
Janerio to Canada; Argentina to
Las Vegas; New York to California;
Puerto Rico to Spain-he and his
family now live in Sarasota.
Vince's family of pretty girls
consists of daughters Candice
and Erika, ages 14 and eight.
Including Vinde's wife Yvonne,
they all work together as one pre-
cision team of magical artists.
One feature this year is the
Dancing Ghost which is both
funny and baffling. This show has
been the press acclaimed sensa-
tion at Six Flags Ohio amusement
park for the past two years.
"Witness the Impossible" is a
world-class show, with unusual
entertainment for all ages. Special
priced advance tickets are avail-
able from Port St. Joe High School
at $6. Tickets will also: be avail-
able 30 minutes before the show
at the door.
Federal Credit Union
will hold its
Monday, March 5, 2001
at 7:.0 pMN.
in the Marion Craig Coliseum
at Port St. Joe High School
IAll Credit Union Members
are Invited to Attend!
We will also be giving away PRIZES
following the Business Meeting
.. which include a DVD Player, Stere,
"'Cordless Phone/Answering Machine, and
many valuable prizes donated by our Local Merchants!
I AMERICA 'S
Where people are worth more than money.TM
+ + -
From left are Dennis Geoghagan, Kelly Geoghagan, and
Johanna White, Kiwanis Club secretary.
Spelling Bee Champion.
S The Kiwanis Club of Port St.
Joe recognLized Kelly Geoghag n
as Gulf County's Spelling Bee
Champion. As a seventh grader.
- ,Kelly won the PSJ competition
which consisted of, 32 students
from the sixth through the eighth
grade and then took the County
Spelling BeeChampionship which
consisted of five of Gulf County, s
.top spellers ranging from the fifth
through the eighth grade..i.:
Kelly will now 'compete in
Regionals located in Panama City
at Which five other counties from
Bay, Calhoun, Escambia. Santa
Rosa and Washington will be rep-
resented., Should' Kelly win the
Regional Competition, she will
have the opportunity to represent
the county as well as the state in
the National Competition in-
i ashi ngton D.C..
The- Regional Spelling
Competition will be held on
Saturday, March .10th .. at the
'Nelson District Office Building on
Balboa Avenue at 10:00 a,'-i.
Anyone interested, please come
and show your support.
S Kelly is the daughter of
Dennis and Kay Geoghagan of
Port St. Joe.
Bingo Every Monday
Don't drive all the way to
Panama City to play bingo. Stay
here in Gulf County and join in
the fun at thie 'Senior Citien's
Building. located on Library Drive
in Port St. Joe.,
S Bingo games. sponsored ',by
the Optimist Club" will be held
eer NbMonday3. Early bird game
!l] "begamin at5:30 p.m., and the
regular games at 7:00 p.m. ET.
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February 24, 2001
Goodwill Works So People
ig no longer port.
Web ain't much
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We love gou a lot!
Vince Carmen and his family of magic!
PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2001
Jordan J. Fletcher
Jordan Jeffery Fletcher, age
11, of Indian Pass, born
November 8, 1989, passed away
Friday, February 16.
Jordan is survived by his lov-
ing parents, Jeffery Harold and
Debra Nicole Fletcher; and one
sister Brittany'Nicole Fletcher, age
12; Jordan's grandparents are
Frank and Margaret Fletcher of
Indian Pass and Mike and Sherry
Anderson of Panama City; great-
grandmothers, Dorothy Haddock
of Chipley and Connie Taylor of
Lynn Haven. Jordan is also sur-
Vida Watson, 92 of Highland
View, passed away Monday,
February 12, at her home. A
native of Calhoun County, she
had been -a long time resident of
Highland View and. operated
Vida's Cafe many years ago.
Survivors include her niece
Debbie Butler; and two nephews
Rhett Butler and Chase Butler, all
of St. Joe Beach.
The funeral services were held
all 1:00 a.m., ET, Thursday,
February 15, from the graveside
in Holly Hill Cemetery conducted
by the Reverend Tim Bailey.
SAll services. were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
vived by aunts and uncles
Rebecca and Andy Wise, Desiree
Anderson, Christopher Anderson,
Jonathan Anderson, Jason and
Vanessa Pavlik, and Gregory
A memorial services was held
on Monday, February 19th at
10:00 a.m., ET, at Oak Grove
Assembly of God in Port St. Joe.
-Jordan was a light to friends
and community and a treasure to
his family. A private family cere-
mony was held at Bonnett Pond
Community Church in Chipley,
on Monday at 3:00 p.m., CT.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Southerland
Family. Funeral Home in Port St.
Thank You Friends'
Thank you to all my friends
for their cards, food, gifts, and
Thanks to the workers who
did work at my home while I was
in the hospital and nursing home.,
A very special thanks to Dr.
Vincent Ivers and the staff at Gulf
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Lasagna Dinner Benefit
The second annual lasagna Restaurant from 4:00 until 8:00
dinner to benefit the Mexico p.m., CT.
t-D--r- uu.-iius 4 ,.Jf l-Cly b'qtinn.-i
Beach Fourth oLt Ul U.iy ee. rao.mo,
will be held on Monday, February
26th at the Fish House
William W. "Billy" Miller II
The family of William W.
Miller II (Billy) would like to
express our gratitude and love to
all who shared compassion and
friendship with all the flowers,
food, service products, visits,
calls, donations, and heartfelt
God's love be with you all and
keep Billy's love alive in your
Thanks to Fletcher
I would like to attempt to
express our deepest heart's
thanks to the Fletcher family on
behalf of a hurting community.
Thank you for your love and
trust in a Holy God. for your faith
and hope in Jesus Christ, His
Son, and your walk in the Holy
At a time when some would
want to angrily and bitterly turn
from God you chose to turn to
,God and in doing so permitted the
Living God .to comfort and
We have witnessed a family of
living disciples, who while suffer-
ing themselves reached out in the
most -kind and tender way. This
was a true expression of Jesus
Christ, that unselfish love and
concern for the pain of others,
especially our children. In this
way God was able to. comfort us
through you. Thank you!
Thank you for the Memorial
Service at Oak Grove Assembly.
Once again you rmnistered to us.
We watched as you gave smiles
and encouraging comforting
glances, words, and hugs to the
children. To Aunt Betty. thank
you just doesn't seem enough.
Thank you to our brave, beautiful
Bnttany who brilliantly shined
with an unselfish maturity in
Christ that I have not seen in
Thank you for not allowing
the darkness to overcome your
Light. Thank you Connie for shar-
ing your God given poem. We
don't know you all by name but
we want to thank you all. We wish
that every child could have been
there. Maybe the ones who were
there will be like the Fletcher's
sharing, strengthening, and com-
forting the ones who couldn't be
there. We have a feeling that's the
way Jordan would want it. -
Thank you for a testimony'
that proves Jesus loves me, this I
know! May. God continue to bless
-you and give you His peace.
Our Love and Gratitude,
God is Strength
I pray for strength for every-
Tickets are on sale at several
locations,. Marquardt's Marina,
Crystal Sands Realty, El Governor
Campground, Harmon Realty,
Gulf Foods, Half Shells, Fantasy
Properties, Shoreline Styles,
Driftwood Motel, Parker Realty,
Citizens Federal Bank, Mexico
Beach Grocery, Cathy's Hard-
ware, Look Out Lounge, Sharon's
Cafe, and Fish House Restaurant.
A complete meal including
dessert will be included in the
dinner. Last year was a huge suc-
cess and with your help this
year's will be also.
There will be special enter-
tainment with Carole Kelly. so go
out and enjoy an evening of good
food and great entertainment.
A chili dinner will be con-
ducted by the Sea Oats and
Dunes Garden Club on Saturday,
February 24, at the St. Joe Beach
Fire Hall on Alabama Avenue at
St. Joe Beach.
The dinner consists of a large
cup of chili. dessert and beverage
for $4.50. Tickets are available
from the club members or at the
One may dine in or take out to
dine in your home.
one in a situation so odd. but it
can't be more than you can han-
dle if you turn it over to God.
God is our strength, God is
our hope in such a time of need.
When you don't know where -to
turn He will be there to lead.
It doesn't matter which family
you're from, who your acquain-.
tances or best friends are, God is
there to help you through it and
make your heart amends.
When this is done and over
and things have gone to past,
don't put God out of your life His
strength is here to last.
If you have known Jesus
before but now you've drifted
apart, or if He's never been in
. yourJife3now is the time to start.
Living a Christian life doesn't
mean being the perfect one. but
believe in Him through all situa-
tions and do the best that can be
If this poem touched just one
person then I have done my part,
by passing the words along to
others that God laid on my heart.
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( a (I1'I9n1f*] fce nli6[' IH[ctieiotllD
Lee, 19, of
1:32 a.m. by Officer James
Stephens. He was charged with
driving under the influence,
placed under arrest and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
COMMUNITY CONTROL VIOLATION
February 4th, at approxi-
mately 11:13 a.m., Willierea
Royster, 39, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Sergeant Troy
Simmons on an active warrant for
violation of community control
(two counts). May 11, 1999, she
was placed on community control
for family service fraud and the
sale of cocaine.
Royster violated community
control by failing to live without
violating the law, possession of
drugs other than those prescribed
by a physician, and failure to
remain at her residence.
Joe M. Lehnling, 57, of
Eastpoint, was arrested around
midnight on February 19th by
Officer Russell Burch for p6sses-
sion of cannabis (less than 20
grams) and' possession .of drug
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paraphernalia, after a traffic stop.
February 7th, Deputies Chris
Buchanan and Vince Everett
responded to a burglary on St.
Joe Beach. The owner of the home
returned from work and discov-
ered that several thousand dollars
worth of his property was miss-
Investigator Jimmy Williams
and Rita Piercy were able to deter-
mine that the victim's ex-girl-
friend may have been the person
who stole the victim's property.
They traveled to Bay County and
made contact with Tiffany
Cutchin (19. Panama City) who
admitted that she and several
friends broke into the home.
Cutchin was arrested and
charged with burglary;
With the assistance of the
Bay County Sheriffs. Office,
Anthony Dallas Rhodes. Anthony
Martel, and a juvenile were also
arrested and charged irn the case.
.hey are in the Bay County Jail
on several other burglary charges
in Bay County and will be brought
to Gulf County when released by
officials. The victim's property
was recovered and returned to
PICKED UP ON WARRANT
February 16th. the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office received
an anonymous phone call which
stated that William Hopfman was
at a home in the St. Joe Beach
area. Deputy Buchanan went to
the residence and placed him
under arrest on a warrant for vio-
lation of probation. for' uttering a
e POSSESSION CHARGE
February 16th, members of
the GCSO and PSJPD served a
search warrant on he residence of
Michael Wayne Thomas. During
the search, a quantity of marijua-
na was found and :Thomas was
placed under arrest for posses-
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WEWAHITCHKA 8, MALONE 5 win on the mound for the Gators. times, bi
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH Barnes struck out two batters and breaks.
Blake Rish's grand slam in gave up one hit in his one and a play well,
the bottom of the sixth inning lift- third innings of relief. Terrence ton Davis
ed the Gators from a 5-4 deficit for Addison started on the mound for The (
,n 8-5 victory :Over Malonre in Wewahitchka and gave up three Thursday
Wewahitchka's season opener, hits and two walks, while collect- ing Cai
The Gators. jumped out to a 4-1 ing three strike outs in his five Wewahitc
.lead, scoring one run in the first, and two-thirds innings. F. Munrc
second, third and fourth innings. Philip Hall, Hunter Nunnery belle on'
The Tigers bounced back, in the and Trampus Andrews each had WHS 0
top of the fifth inning with three two hits for Wewahitchka (1-0). SHS 1'
runs, and took a'5-4 lead with one M.IS 10 0 '" "" "' '5 9 3 PT
run in the sixth. WHS 1 1 0 104 0-811 2 PORTS
Justin Barnes shut Malone Port
down.at the plate to pick up the WEWAHITCHKA 8, ARNOLD 6 to Alan
The Gators rallied from a 4-0 fast ball
Monday. FebruaIry 12th- deficit to defeat. Panama City Sharks 1
onda Christmas, 39, W/Fof- Beach Arnold 8-6 in Friday season
Brenda ChriSt. Joestmas, 39, W/F of dis- ght's game. Wewahitchka (2-0) scored ni
abled Port St. Joe, exploitation of dis took a 5-4 lead when they scored the first i
able person. five runs in the bottom of the third the secor
Tuesday, February 13th- inning. The Gators sealed the win lead. Hor
Troy Williams, 22, B/M, of Port with three runs in the sixth. on the n
St. Joe, violation of probation (re: Hunter Nunnery, Blake Rish plete gan
uttering and burglary); Michael and Trampus Andrews each went Adan
McDaniel, 20, W/M, of two for four to lead the Gators at runs, th:
Wewahitchka, failure to appear the plate. Nunnery had the game four hit,
(re: two counts of disorderly con- %winning RBI, when he drove in record th
duct); Darrell Garland, 37, B/M, two runs with a single in the bot- the Shai
of Port St. Joe, aggravated battery tom of the sixth inning. out two 1
on law enforcement officer; WVesley Colvin gave up five of an inr
Tommie Welch, 37, B/M, of Port runs on five hits and one walk in two earn
?St. Joe, child support. his four innings. on the mound. two wall
Wednesday, February 14th- Jonathan Thomas (1-0) allowed strike ou
.Joyce Scruggs, 39, W/F, of Port : only one run on two hits and one innings c
St. Jbe, driving under the influ- .walk, while striking out five PSJ 0
Since; Koran Peters, 18, B/M, of Arnold batters in his three MHS 9
Port St. Joe, lewd and lascivious innings of relief to pick up the
Battery (Bay Countys'). win. PORT S
Thursday, February 15th-- AHS 2 1 1 0A 1 0- 6 6 2 Bay
'William McCann, 35, W/M, of WHS 0 0 5 0 03 x- 8 8'2 nine wal
Panama City, violation,., of hit batter
community control (re: lewd ad WEWAHITCHKA 2, SNEADS 7 0 in six i
lascivious); William Waters, 34, The Gators picked up their Jame
B/M, of Panama City, failure to first loss of the season as: the 10 runs,
pay fine (re: driving while license Pirates' Josh Glass. and Jamie five hits,
suspended or revoked); Joann Shular combined for a complete batsmen
Willis, 61, W/F, of Port St. Joe, game one-hitter in Sneads' 7-2 mound f
violation of probation (worthless victory Tuesday night. The Pirates struck o
checks). took advantage of, seven and a thi
Wewahitchka errors to build a 7-1 Mitcl
Fri February 16th-- ead. all of t
Damnien" White, 18, B/M, of lead. a...aUf th
Whitof Beau Ludlam (0-1) was' 'when' he
Apalachicola, failure to appear recorded with the loss on the' plate.
(re: possession of marijuana); mound Wewahithka. He gave -SJ O
WilliamWayne Tmas, Jr. 23, up three earned runs on nine hits BHS I
B/M, of Port St. Joe, possession andtwo walks. Just Barne
of marijuana.allowed two runs on one hit and ORThST
Saturday, February 17th- two walks in his two innings of third str
, Joe Pennington, 52, B/M, of relief. Hunter Nunnery struck,out with Tue
Panama City, driving .while the side in the sixth. 'i Ap ah
license suspended or revoked, Kvle Hall accounted for the Apalachi
failure to pay fine (Bay County). only Gator hit. ith an infield sin- Port St.
Sunday. February 18th- gle. eadf th
Thomas Luckie, 33. W/M. of "Glass threw the ball in the of te f
1VWewalutchka. driving 'iile mid-80"s, and had a good break- However
license suspended or revoked., ing ball. We hit the ball hard afew (See l
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it weren't able to get any
Defensively, we didn't
," said head coach Thorn-
Gators play at Cottondale
y afternoon, before host-
rrabelle Friday night.
chka will then travel to R.
oe Monday, and to Carra-
1 0 001 0 2 1 7
2 1 130 x- 711 3
ST. JOE 0, MARIANNA 11
St. Joe couldn't 'catch up
Home's 90 plus m.p.h.
as Marianna defeated the
1-0 in Thursday night's
opener. The Bulldogs
ne runs in the bottom of
nning, and added two in
id to take an early 11-0
ne took over from their
mound, throwing a com-
n Hamm (0-1) gave nine
ree of them earned, on
s and three walks to
ie loss on the mound for
rks (0-1). Hamm struck
batters in his two-thirds
iing. Chris Knox allowed
ed runs on five hits and
ks, while collecting two
ts in his three and a third
000 0 0 0 2,
20 Ox -118 0
T. JOE 0, BAY HIGH 10
High took 'advantage of
ks, four errors and one
r to defeat the Sharks 10-
nnings Friday night.
es Daniels (0-1) gave up
eight of them earned, on
nine walks and one hit
to pick up the loss on the
'or Port St. Joe. Daniels
ut six batters in his five
hi Owens accounted for
le Sharks' (0-2) offense,
went two for two at the
00 000 -0 2 4
1 3 1 13 -105 1
. JOE 7, APALACHICoLA 11
Sharks suffered their
*aight loss of .the season
;sday night's 11-7 loss. to
cola in a district game.
Joe jurhped out to a 4-1
ring two runs in the top
first and fourth innings.
, Apalachicola bounced
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back in the bottom half of the
fourth with five runs, then added
five more in the sixh for the win.
Adam Nixon (0-1) gave 'up
seven earned runs on seven hits,
six walks and one hit batsmen to
take the loss on the mound for
Port St. Joe (0-3, 0-1). Nixon col-
lected 12 strike outs in his five
and two-thirds innings'. Chris
Knox struck out one batter in his
one-third inning of relief.
Bryce Thomas led the Sharks
at the plate. going two for four
with three RBI and a solo home
run. Jacob Tankersley, Matt
Caswell and Mike Manley each
added one hit. Caswell had a
PSJ 200 222 0-2- 7 5 5
AHS 10 0 50 O5 x-117 2
Lady Sharks and Gators
Open Seasons Next Week
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
: and the Wewahitchka Lady Gators
:will get their 2001 softball sea-
sons underway next week.
The Lady Gators travel to take
on Bay High on Friday, February
23rd, while the Lady Sharks trav-
el to Greensboro Tuesday, Febru-
Tiger Sharks Win District
PORT ST. JOE 76, GREENSBORO 44
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH
Top seeded Port St. Joe
opened up the District 3-2A Tour-
nament Friday night with a 76-44
victory over Greensboro to
advance to the District 3-2A
Championship Game. The Tiger ,:'
Sharks took a 42-15 lead by half-
time and cruised to victory.
The Bulldogs couldn't match1 ',
up with the Tiger Sharks' relent<:
less pressure defense, which
resulted into a number of easy
baskets for Port St. Joe. a
Isaiah Jenkins and Seneca "'
Chambers each had 19 points to
lead Port St. Joe offensively.
Score by Quarters
Bulldogs 9 6 7 22 44
Sharks 22 20 23 11 76
PSJ (76)- Jerrell Showers 2, Raye
Bailey 7, Isaiah Jenkins 19,
Seneca Chambers 19, Dustin
Crews 8, Santlel Chambers 5,
Tremaine Lewis 3, Lamar Patter-
son 8, and Kyron Bailey 5.
G'BORO (44)- Del Lane 3, Chris
Britt 4, Riccardo McMillion 15,
Dominic Watson 2. Marcus
George 1, Demetrius Telelar 2,
Amos Bostick 9, and Michael
PORT ST. JOE 62, WEWAHITCHKA 30
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH
The seventh ranked Tiger
Sharks added some more hard-
ware to the troph)
Joe High when t
day night in tt
(24-6) jumped ou
outscored the Ga
second half of pl4
The Tiger S
Lawton Chiles H
in a regional qua
up. Port St. Joe
offs in search of
secutive "Final F
y case at Port St. If the Tiger Sharks win Thursday
hey defeated the night, they would face the winner
tors 62-30 Satur- of the Central Milton (22-9)/Mal-
te District 3-2A one (21-10) game on Tuesday at,
ame. Port St. Joe 7:30 in "The Dome."
it to a 32-12 lead The Gators (18-12), on the,
tn, 'and then other hand, will travel to Havana
itors 30-18 in the for Thursday night's regional
ay. quarter-final game to take on the
Sharks will host sixth ranked Gladiators (21-5) at
ligh out of Talla- 6:30 CT. A win would advance,
night 7:30 ET Wewahitchka to face the winner of
irter-final match- the Cottondale (26-3)/Baker (13-
enters the 'play- 13) game. on Tuesday night.
their eighth con- Kyron Bailey led the Tiger'
our" appearance. Sharks with a game high 19,
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PORT ST. JOE 31, FAMU 70
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
Port St. Joe's 2000-2001 bas-
ketball season came to an abrupt
halt Thursday night as the FAMU
High Lady Baby Rattlers defeated
the Lady Sharks 70-31 in the
Class 2A regional quarter-finals
in Tallahassee. FAMU used its full
court press to force a number of
Port St. Joe turnovers, which pro-
vided many easy lay-ups for the
Lady Baby Rattlers.
The Rattlers jumped out to a
34-19 by halftime, and pulled'
away in the third quarter when
they outscored the Lady Sharks
Tynetta .Towner and Bonnie
Belin combined for 27 of Port St.
Joe's 31 total points. Towner had
a team-high 19 points, while Belin
had eight. The Lady Sharks fin-
ished the season with a 12-11
Head Coach Becky Lacour
and the Lady Sharks would like to
say a special thanks to the follow-
ing people for their continued
support of Lady Shark Basketball:
Linda Wood, County Comrmssion-
er Carl Fox, Ard's Florist, Warren
Yeager, Sherri McDowell, and
Marty & Laurel Riley.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 8 11 2 10 31
Rattlers 18 16 23 13 70
PSJ (31)- Bonnie Belin 8., Tynetta
Towner 19, Santana Harris 2. and
Shawna Bond 2.
FAMU (70)- Cromartie 19,
Williams 2, Sapp 2. Ligon 5, Hall
18, Miller 6, Moore 17, and Lee 1.
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pockets to run wild and cause
severe periodontal disease. Once
gum disease sets in, it overcomes
after Saturday night's victory over
points and seven steals. Seneca
Chambers and Isaiah Jenkins
each followed wiLh 1 points.
Chambers had nine rebounds,
five steals and four assists.
Pete Taunton led, the Gators
with 11 points.
Score by Quarters p
Sharks 16 16 15 15 62
Gators 4 8 3 15 30
PSJ (62)- Jerrell Showers 1, Raye
Bailey 5, Isaiah Jenkins 11,
Seneca Chambers 11. Dustin
Crews 2, Santiel Chambers 3,
7Tremaine Lews 8, Lamar Patter-
son 2, and Kvron Bailey 19,. ,
WEWA (30)- Patrick Kerrigan 3,
Derrick Williams 5, Pete Taunton
11, Byron Jones 4, Myron May 4,
and John Poe 3.
WEWAHITCHKA 75, APALACHICOLA 53
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH,
The Wewahitchka Gators, the
#2 seed, tipped-off the District 3-
2A Tournament Friday night with '
a 75-53 win over Apalachicola to
advanced to Saturday's champi-
onship game. After leading 14-12
at the end of the first quarter, the
Gators 'pulled away to a 31-20
lead by halftime with the sharp
shooting of Patrick Kerrigan.
Wewahitchka then outscored the
Sharks 44-33 in the second half df
Derrick Williams led the
Gators with a game high 18
points. Patrick Kerrigan followed
with 13 points, while Brandon
Jones added 11 for the Gators
Score by Quarters .
Sharks 12 8 10 23 53
Gators 14 17 16 28 75
WEWA (75)- Brandon Jones tI:
Derrick Williams 18, John Poe 5.
Titus Pittman 1, Pete Taunton 10,
Patrick Kerrigan 13, P. J. Addison
8, Myron May 2, and Byron Jones.
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War Experiences Are Vivid Memories for Local Resident
Last Wednesday, February
14, marked the 88th birthday of
:William Herman Stripling of Port
St. Joe. In his lifetime, the world
has experienced two World Wars,
*the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam
War, the Gulf War and numerous
-other international conflicts.
Not only has the world experi-
enced such conflict, but in his
:lifetime he hasiseen the advent of
,numerous technological advances
-as the electronic age came into
Stripling, born in rural
Holmes County in 1913, moved to
Wewahitchka in 1939 to work in
the grocery business with his
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cousin, Willie Stripling. The paper
mill had just opened in Port St.
Joe in 1938 and the timber indus-
try was thriving in the
He joined other members of
the family who had moved to the
area. Single at the time, he joined
his brothers, Hubert and Cliff,
and his three sisters, Lucille,
Eunice Lee and Lois Barton.
Having lost their mother early in
life Lucille devoted herself to help-
ing raise her brothers and sisters.
In 1941 the Striplings
expanded the grocery business by
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The bombing of Pearl Harbor
on December 7, 1941 and the
subsequent entry of the United
States into World War II put a hold
on Stripling's business aspira-
tions. As an unmarried male, he
was drafted into the U. S. Army in
July of 1942 -and after boot camp
at Camp Edwards, and further
training at Ft. Bragg. Camp
Bradford, he embarked on the
USS H. T. Allen with the 540th
Amphibious Combat Engineers. A
Company. They set sail on
October 23 across the stormy
Atlantic bound for the French
Moroccan coast of North Afnca.
During the 16 day crossing.
Stripling said he never ate a meal.
"There were six decks on the USS
.Allen, and we were on the bottom
deck. I was so seasick that I
couldn't get out of the bed. When
we disembarked, the only thing
that saved my life was the fact
that the water wasn't over waist
deep. I was so weak from being
sick that I could hardly stand. I
fell down three times, but man-
aged to pull myself up with my
As an amphibious engineer,
his unit's, duties were to clear the
beaches for the infantry which fol-
lowed. Most beaches were heavily
fortified with barb wire and land
mines. He served in the North
African theatre. until July of 1943
when the U. S. Army gathered at
the staging area in Carthage
(Tunis) preparing for the invasion
of Sicily. i
After a three day crossing, of
the Mediterranean 'Sea, the 540th"
spent the rest of July, August,,
and early September securing,
They set sail on September
8th, 1943 for Italy to secure the
beach at the mouth of the Sele
.River, followed by campaigns at
Naples, Swamps, Carinola and
Pozzulia through January 20,
Forces threw everything they had
against the fortified mountain.
The Italians and Germans had
one gun buried deep in. the hill-
side that pounded the Allied
Forces with artillery shells from
its 62 1/2' long barrel.
Herman Stripling, 88, is shown with a photo taken of him during
World War II.
A two day voyage brought
them to the dreaded Anzio
Beachhead, which took four and a:
half months to secure. The Allied
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As he and other soldiers were
inching across the sands of the
beach using their bayonets to
locate buried mines, one exploded
resulting in loss of hearing for a
short time. After finally taking the
Anzio beachhead. the 540th pro-
ceeded to Rome. Givetavecchia.
Grosseto. Piombino, back to
' Rome, Batapaglio and Aversa.
After embarking from Italy on
August 10th. they faced a five day
crossing to La Drammont, France.
The 540th fought its way across
France through the fall of 1944'
and winter of .1945, before cross-
ing into Germany in April of 1945.
During this campaign Strip--
ling's feet were frozen, and he was
sent back to the United States,
anddischarged in May of 1945.
He participated in six cam-
paigns. Algerian Moroccan,
Sicilian Southern France. Naples -
; -Foggia. Rome-Arno and Germany '
and,. received the European
African Middle Eastern Theater -
R ribbon and the Good Conduct
Ribbon, and six Bronze Stars. -
Stnpling is shown holding the
only photo made of him dunng his
military days. The photograph
was done before he went overseas.
and he sent it to his sister Lucille.
She placed it on the wall opposite
of his bed-ridden father, who
would tell anyone visiting him.
"That's my boy, them Germans
aren't going to get him."
Stripling proved him nght.
and returned to this area, reenter-
ing the retail grocery business. He
married Mary Lou Lewis of VcI aon
in 1947, and they reared two
daughters, Karen Stripling Larkin
and Jan Stripling Corbin. Both
now live in Louisiana and
When being interviewed, Mr.
Stripling said. he had been in the
service business since moving to
Gulf County in 1939, and "I've
waited on everyone in Gulf
County." He worked for 20 years
for St. Joe Hardware Co. before
his retirement due to health rea-
Injuries received during the
war have caused him numerous
health problems throughout the
ensuing decades. The debilitating
seasickness suffered during each
crossing resulted in three differ-
ent operations over the years to
repair damage to his stomach,
along with headaches and prob-
lems with his feet resulting from
the land mine explosion and
There's a move under way to
document the history of Gulf
Countians. The story. of Herman
Stripling is a prime example of
someone who has experienced
many things in his lifetime that
need to be recorded so that
children of the future will know
what their parents, grandparents
and great grandparents have lived
Everyone is reminded that the
Gulf County Pioneer Book
Committee will meet this
Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.,
ET, at the Port St. Joe Library.
Anyone interested in helping
and having a part of this book,
please attend this meeting. You do
not have to have any roots, or ties
here but just need to be interested
in the history of Gulf County.
Volunteers will be needed to
help with compiling. typing, edit-
ing, and visiting with the folks of
Gulf County to get their family
It is hoped that this will be a
community project, something the
children of Gulf County will be
proud of. If you do have a family
tree and just want to share it, you
can do so. You may drop it off at
the libraries in Wewxahitchka or,
Port St. Joe, or the Gulf County
" Breeze or The Star Be sure to
leave a phone number so you can
be reached for final permission.
-. For more information, contact
the Gulf County Genealogical
Society at (8501 227-9602 or call,
Beverly M. Douds at (850) 229-
. 1094 or e-mail her at bmdouds@
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Center on Monday, February 26,
from 1:30 until 4:30 pm.
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Island Methodists Feature The Gleaning Network
On Saturday, February 24, a covered 1979 has become a na
dish supper will be held at 6:30 p.m., at .F with churches, the
St. George Island United Methodist Agriculture, farme
Church and will feature a presenta- der
tion on The Gleaning Network, spon-
sored by the Society of St. Andrew. .
Representing the Gleaning Network
is Dick Mead, who will describe the
services of this program which has '
"gleaned" over 2.62 million pounds of
unused produce providing more .SA -
than 7 million servings of food for i .
the hungry in Florida last year.
With 13% of Florida's popu- ,;
lation living below the poverty
level, 40 percent of whom are
children, there is a real problem of
people who are hungry and in need of '
food. In addition, there is a large I" t
homeless population including disabled ., .).7 rou
veterans, the physically infirm and the 5 too
mentally ill. The Society of St. Andrew .lo o- tious,
is a non-denominational ecumenical waste
effort to bring people together to overcome
What began as a local project in Virginia in
St. James' Episcopal Church
is having its annual Shrove
Tuesday Pancake Supper on
Tuesday, February 27.
Serving starts at 5:00 p.m.
and ends at 7:00 in Coldewey Hall
at the church. Meal are $3.50 per
person or $12 for a family of four
The public is invited to go and
.enjoy the food and fellowship.
Take out is also available.
Missionary to Speak
The Victory Temple First. Born,
Holiness Church Junior Women
Department will be hosting its
anniversary on Sunday,. February
25th at 11:30 a.m. The guest
speaker will be Missionary Pamela
Prepare Yourself for
the Holy Days of Lent
The Holy Spirit Chapter of the
Daughters of the King, at St.
James Episcopal Church, invites
everyone to attend "Quiet Day" on
Saturday, February 24, from
10:00 a.m. until 12 noon.
There will be readings and
inspirational words interspersed
with quiet time for your medita-
This is an excellent opportu-
nity to prepare yourself for the
holy Days of Lent.'. .
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Port St. Joe
and join us in worship .. wy.98
10:30 Sunday Morning Apolochicola... E 4 W ...P.ano
7:00 Wednesday Evening Hwy. Red Ave
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family Life
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net ... Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFC (543
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S311 Columbuits St. St."Joe Beach, FL-32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
t MORNING WORSHIP -11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PPM
.- Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. You
Group Meeting, Bible Study '& Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00
"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in H
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026. Home 769-872E
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026.-
tional program working
U.S. Department of
rs and backyard gar-
ners, along with com-
munities of need and
service, to combine
the Biblical tradition
of "gleaning" with,
our admonition to
feed the hungry.
U Over 96 billion
pounds of produce
farms are left in the
fields or rejected as
his includes tomatoes
hat aren't perfectly
Lnd, potatoes that are
small, etc. This is nutri-
healthy food. and it is
d. Approximately 20%
of the crop is left in
the field when the
commercial ,harvest is
The Sotiety.of St. Andrews coordinates the
teams 'of volunteer "gleaners" who go into the
fields', orchards and groves to gather the food
left behind, and then distributes it to soup
kitchens, food banks, church food pantries,
homeless shelters, community action centers
or wherever it is needed.
The Potato Project program brings trailer
loads.Of potatoes or other produce into areas of
serious nedl where volunteers bag and distrib-
ute the food to the agencies or individuals.
While the potatoes are donated, the transporta-
tion is not. The Society needs volunteers and
financial support to cover the cost of trans-
portation and delivery of bulk loads of potatoes
to Florida and citrus to the northern states in
For more information the public is invited
to attend the church supper and bring a dish to
share. Or you can contact Dick Mead at the
Society oi St. Andrew, 3383 Sweet Hollow Road,
Big Island. Virginia 24526. The church is locat-
ed at 201 ,E. Gulf Beach Drive on St. George
New Harvest Homecoming
New Harvest Fellowship is cel-
ebrating its second homecoming
on Sunday, February 25. The
"Living Hearts Day"
Living Hearts Day, a service of
spiritual revitalization of the
human heart, will be observed at
New Bethel A.M.E. Church, on
Sunday, February 25, at 11:00
The service will feature speak-
ers, songs, and praises. The pas-
tor, Reverend Calvin Griffin, Sr.,
and the church invite the entire
community to go out and be' a
part of this special service. The
church is located at the corner of
.Avenue C and Highway 98 in Port
& Gravy Breakfast
ma City Ne Beginning Life and Praise
Church will be serving sausage,,
biscuit and gravy breakfast on.
Church Saturday, February 24th from
7:00 until 10:30 a.m. at the Wewa,
Community Center, located at 312
Third Street, right behind the
3) Court House, in Wewahitchka.
: The cost for the breakfast will
be $4.50 in advance and S5 at the
door. Proceeds will be used to
build a church. Pastor is R. Glen
They w-ile deliver to businesses
S with advance orders. Deadline is
Friday at 1:00 p.m. To order call
lET 639-4224 or 639-4689. Those
uth purchasing a breakfast will have a
pm choice of white or tomato gravy
Tim. and orange juice or coffee.
5 NOW SeeThe Star OkLine atl
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community is in-ited to join them
for service at .10:00 a.m. (CT).
Please stay for dinner on the
grounds at approximately 12:00
noon, followed by a musical after-
Brother Ben Armstrong will
be the guest speaker. The group
, "Resting Place" will be singing in
the morning service and for the
afternoon program. No Sunday
School or, evening service ,on
Homecoming Sunday will be held.
New Harvest Fellowship 'is
located at 1336 Hwy. 22,
Wewahitchka (Approx. one mile
West of Hwy. 71). For more infor-
mation call 639-6754 or .639
Money A Ruthless
Money makes a wonderful servant,
but oh, what a ruthless master.
Because many people who have had
it, end up in real disaster.
The sorrows of those will increase
who run after other gods, it says in
After you get so much, it seems like
you always want more.
There have been many rich men, who
made millions, but all of it in vain.
Like the president of the largest gas
company, Howard Hopson, who
Wheat speculator. Arthur Cotton.
died without a penny to his name.
Richard Whitnrey president of the
.New Yor'k Stock E:..chanre went to -
pnson, isn't that some Iane?
Albert Fail. a m-rmber of the presi- a
dents cabinet was pardoned fromr
pnsorn, t o die at home
Jesse Livermore ofVal]l Street fame.
died a suicide all alone
I'm sure there have been many oth-
ers, who had much fortune and fame.
But just like these. money wa. their
master and they lived a life in vain.
They lived their life not knowing, the
Best thing in life is free..
That being the gift of Salvation, when
Jesus died on Calvary's tree.
by; Billy Johnson
Two of the most famous cities
of the ancient world were Sodom
and Gomorrah. The region was
so fertile that the Bible compared
it to the "garden of the Lord."
But these cities were famous
for their godlessness, not their
gardens; their pleasures, not
They weren't ignorant of the-
Lord, they just ignored the Lord.
They turned from Him and
wallowed in their wickedness.
Then the Lord destroyed them:
For the Biblesays, "Upon the
wicked shall He rain fire and
Unless we turn to the Lord, our
country is doomed as Sodom and
Gomorrah. Let's turn to Him now.
Old Fashion Gospel
Sing And Benefit
New Beginning LIfe and
Praise, the church "Where
Everybody is Somebody and
Jesus is Lord," and the pastor is
R. Glen Miller, will be hosting an
old fashion gospel sing and bene-
fit on Friday, February 23rd at
7:00 p.m. at the Wewa
Community Center, located at 312
Third Street in Wewahitclika.
Funds raised during this ben-
efit .ill be used to build a church.
The public is encouraged to go out
and enjoy an evening of good old
gospel singing, and be a part of
building a church.
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At.2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road).
Sunday Bible Study . .. ......... ..9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ......... 10:00 a.m.:& 5:00 p.m. CT- --
WVednesdav Bible Study. ...... .. 7:00 p.m. CT
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteendi Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship....... 10 a.m. re
Fellowship Time .. 10:45 a.m.
Adult School . .. 11 a.m.
*Sunday School -
Pastor RevJ. Reid Cameron
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe '
Pastor, Bro. Marcus. H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493.
Sunday School .... ........ 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ...... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ......... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday . . . . ....... 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
_first United ethodist Church
111 mNorth 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional............................. .. 9:0,0 a.m ., CT
SContemporary ...;.............. 11:1 5 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND.
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor . .....Church/Office: 648-8820
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM IKNOWN
++I + ST. JAMES'
j+ +^ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
7:30. and 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
Discover God's Love!
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
nornhip 1 Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN ADKIHS, PASTOR
Highland View Baptist Church
"A Fellowship of .God's Children Sharing Jesus, JESUS CARES, We Care."
382 Ling Street e Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.1306
E-mail: email@example.com Web Site: www.forminislry.com/32456hvbt
"If you need a ride to church call the church office and we'll pick you up."
Sunday School .................. 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeiing .... 7 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m. fWednesday Y6uth/Children Activities ....... 7 p.m.
Discipleship Training ............... 6 p.m. Wednesday Choir Practice B p.m.
Sunday Evening Service ...........7 p.m. PASTOR: REV. JOHNNIE RAY BAILEY
_"A Poit of Victolry
Fist Cuch o the ]Nazacrene,
2420 Long AvenAe Poet St, 3oe, Florida 32456
Sunday School ................ .10 a m. Gi.e ,to the. Lo, theL 91-"
Sunday Morning Worship ....... ..... 11 am. d e I-lis ,'-ne. V.'c. -lip tlhe
Sunday Evening Worship ............. 6 p.m. Lo. th1e Le ,' o hohli. ss.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. PscI '-" 29 '2
\\ |/ Thei, t)-cndil' p!ace ,'" r, il''
-First Baptist Church
Re erend Kevin Carter, Pastor
Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor & Minister of Music
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
"Y^s cyj Worship 'Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
.d vi0, 1.' Bible Study .Sundays at. 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
to Ise'- Wednesday -. Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.-
Please note, all times centralU
Located at 823 N.. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
[First 'Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
A Brent Vickery- Buddy Caswell
] |- [ a Pastor Minister of Music & Youth ''
S'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 BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port StJoe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Paistor.
Sunday School ..., 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ... 11:00a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Pra4yr Meeting & Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CIRISTIAN SCHOOL
Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School . . . 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ........ 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ....... .. 6:00 p.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Evening Worship ... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.mi.-
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Touth &r Children's Director
race Baptist Chi
BUT TM05E WHO MOPE IN THE LORD WILL
REMEW TMEIR 5TREMNTM. TMEY WILL 50AR ON
WINQ5GS LIKE EAQLE5 15AIAM 40:51
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
. i :
Highway 71/ C
On February 27th through,
March 3rd, beginning at 7:30 p.m. .-
nightly, the Amazing Grace
Apostolic Church located on
Robbins Avenue in Port St. Jo6;
will be hosting revival services.
The speaker will be pastor-
Calvin Freeman from -Detroit,'
The public is invited to go out;
and be blessed.
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church will be sponsoring "Youth
Night" every Monday evening at
Reverend Marty :Brown is
inviting all youth to'go and enjoy
a spiritual time in the Lord. There
will be songs, prayers, youth dis-
cutssions. Iideos, speakers atid
refreshments each night.
Episcopal Women's President,'
Joan Johnson announced that.'
there will. be a 'Springtimee
Rummage .'Sale", on Saturday,.,
March 10th, from 8!00 a.m. until'
1:00 p.m., ET.
While there will be the usual I
items this year, the focus will be.
on small appliances and house-
hold goods. Jane Dohmen and
Betty Pitts, chairmen of the sale,
said that sausage biscuits will be
prepared by Chefs Fead and Jean
Etheridge, and will be ready to-.
serve promptly at 8:00 a.m. -
They also said that tickets will
be available for a drawing for a.,
Nordic Track Exerciser. The chair-,
men and their committees are;
excited and looking forward to'.
offering the community 'many
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2001 PAGE 3B
Wewahitchka Junior/Senior High
School has 'been' a very .busy place
lately. (I keep saying this, but actually
it is true) For example, last week we
* had visitors from Florida Studio
Theater, They went into the English
classes and worked with our students
on' play writing. Their unique presen-
tation was well received by the many
students who participated in the
workshop. 'However, the busiest
places this week were the fields of'
competition 'for our extra-curricular.
activities. I want to spend a few min-
utes talking about-or writing about
some aspects of our sports program.
'As you well know, WHS is not a
very large school, especially when.
compared to cities and schools to our
west. as a matter of fact, we are hard
pressed to find schools our size any
direction we turn, however, we do
remain competitive and' our athletes
and. coaches represent us very well.
But these are not the only places
where we shine. ,
Visiting teams to our sports com-
plex are always impressed with the
caliber of our facilities. Our football
field is excellent the baseball and soft-.
ball fields are outstanding, the track
is on the upswing; and nobody has a
gym compared to ours. The effort to
do the litde things, like upgrading our
dugbuts or pumng up safety netting'
or adding an extra coat of paint, real-
ly make a difference. And it is a coop-
erative effort by school, athletic, coun-
ty. and school board personnel and
resources that make it happen. It is
just a delight to see people's faces
light up when they use our facilities,
and it is even more delightful to brag
about our teamwork,
And there is one more thing that
always grabs people's attenuon: our.
'Last week we had the responsibil-
ity of hosting the boys' district basket-
ball games. Not only diJwe,ehave a
b great facility to use, but "aVlo our peo-
Ple made ,everyone- feel"weoome. The
hospitality. Suite we provided not only
had exceptional food, it provided a
quality place to meet and talk. The
hosts and hostesses were most enthu-
siasic and helpful.
A huge thank you is extended to
them for their sacrifices on our behalf.
We also want to thank Coach Flowers
and Coach Long for organizing the
event as well as our cheerleaders, par-
ents. and donors. It all came together
exceptionally well. .
Such hospitality is not just a one-
time thing either. We have seen It in
the past at other events we have host-
ed whether it was a sporting event or
a school assembly or a dance. And at
the risk ofslighting .some one, I will
mention a few people who are always
the'e' for us in this regard Ashley
Lister, Jari Travlor. Pat Godwin. Pam
S Suirnner,-. Carolyn Husband. and,
Martha Rish are wonderful supporters
of WHS. Thanks for the touch of classI
As we consider the addition of our
new field house. hosting the district
softball tournament, and having our
Renaissance Fair. the opportunities
for us to work together and shine as a
communIty, school, and family will'
News for the Week
' i Welcome to another week of
the NJROTC news. The cadets are
busy preparing for the annual
iteld-- meet at Florida A&M
Liniversity in Tallahassee. The
dcadet corps leaves Friday,
February 23 and will return
Sunday, February 25. .
SThe cadets will be competing
S in nurierous activities such as
basic and exhibition drill team,
color guard, inspection, academic
team' and physical fitness. At the
end of the day a ceremony will be
held. Ribbons and trophies will be
awarded to the top cadets and
schools in all areas of competi-'
6on. Then an overall award will
be- given to a school for their
SThe NJROTC is traveling to;
4aval Coastal Systems Commiand&,
BSaseon March 30. The cadets will
Court the LCAC facility, visit the
dive school and earn their' sea
Survival ribbon by getting aboard
naval vessel and traveling
,round St. Andrews Bay..The.unit
vill also eat brunch at the naval
dining facility and spend the night
Until next time, Semper Fil
Cadet L.T.J;G Stephanie
rBlackmon;, Public Information
not end soon. Thank you one and all
for the. privilege of being on your team
and having so much to be proud of.
This week the boys basketball
team continues its post season play
by traveling to Havana Northslde. The
game is away. Please remember that
in state series competition, there are
no passes and all tickets are $4. The
game will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m.,
ET, at Havanna.
IThe boys' baseball team has had
two thrilling wins this week. They will,
be an exciting team to watch. There is
a home game on Friday and two away
games earlier in the week.
'The girls' softball team opens up
this week as do the track and field
teams. We are planning to host some
track meets this year, so please plan
to join us.
Wednesday is the first round of
FCAT testing as the 8th and 10th
graders will be doing the writing por-
tion of the test. Reading, Math. and
Critical Thinking will be administered
from March 1-6. We have worked hard
to excel. and I believe we will. A spe-
cial treat has been arranged for 8th,
and l0th grade students who attend
all sessions without an absence. And
breakfast will be served on the March
dates for these same students.
The Renaissance Fair will be
coming soon- March 16th to be
exact. It is only a half-day of school
that day, so plan to be with us.
Speaking of half-days. February'
28 is a half-day. Students will be dis-
missed at noon for SACS work for the
faculty and administration.
The NHS blood drive is next
Monday. Only students 17 and up
may participate. Your donauon will be
Students Learn About Police Dept._
Officer Russell Burch of the Port St. Joe Police Department
made a presentation to Miss Debbie's K-4 class at Faith
Christian School to share the many duties performed by local
law enforcement in our area. The children enjoyed the program
and were especially thrilled to see Mr. Rusty's patrol car. They
say, "Thanks, Mr. Rusty, for being -one of our community
Standing, left to right, are Officer Burch, Alex Harwood,
Kaleb Odom, Allen Davis, Christian Laine, Bethany Taylor, Kellie
Gentry, Katherine Kennington, Bryce Godwin, Miss Debbie,
Noelani Brown, and Mason Simmons.
;^ inn ale
I-, News Column
W" Faith Christian School
We are happy to announce
that Faith Christian has become .a
member of the Sonshine
Association of Christian Schools.
We are currently working on stan-
.. PORT ST. JOE
or EM MENTARY SCHOOL
Port St. Joe Elementary
School welcomes Coach Gannon.
Mrs. Mork and Mr. Childress.
Chelsea Dimitrijevich. third
grade student at Port St Joe
Elementary School, did a loving
and thoughtful deed this past
week. Chelsea known for her
beautiful long hair. recently cut
off over 12 inches to be sent to the
-Locks of Love' organization. Her "
hair will be used to make wags for
cancer patients. Chelsea is a true
example of a "PEACEBLUILDER"
Way to go Chelsea!
We have a new gym. floor and
ask that students wear tennis
shoes to P.E. Students are not to
wear boots, hard-sole shoes. etc.
Any shoes that make black marks
on the floor are not welcome on
our new gym floor.
A magic show will be held.in:
the Port St. Joe High School gym
on Monday, February 26 at 7:00
p.im. Tickets can be purchased at
Port St. Joe Elementary. Middle:
and High Schools. Advanced tick- .
ets are 86.00. Students are free
when accompanied by one paving
School will be dismissed at
11:35 on Wednesday, February
Guu COUNTY SclooLs
February 26- March 2, 2001
MONDAY- hamburger bun, tater
tots, lettuce/tomato/pickles, spice
cake, and milk, or chef's salad
w/cheese, etc, french' fries, fruit
crisp, and, milk or chef's salad
potato, mixed fruit, Italian bread,
and milk or chef's salad meal.
hash brown patty, fresh grapes,
baked beans, and milk. or chef's
'FRIDAY--cheese' pizza, tossed
salad, pears, bread sticks/dress-
ing, milk, or chef's salad meal
'MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
The Stanford Nine or FCAT"
%will be administered to students
in kindergarten through fifth,
grade March 1-6.
School will not be held March
19-23; due to Spring Break.
Report cards for this grading,
period will be sent home on
Monday. April 2. If you would like
to schedule a parent/teacher con-
ference. please call 227-1221.
Preschool screenings will be
held at Port St. Joe Elementary
School on Tuesday, April 3 from
There will be a Project,
Graduation meeting on Monday,
February 26 ,at, 6:30 p.m. in. the,
High School Commons Area.
.Please go and help plan this year's
event. Your input and support are
dards of accreditation with theinm,
Congratulations to our former
student, Rachel Bixler. for her
excellent showing at the Science
Fair. Rachel graduated with the
eighth grade class at Faith
Christian last year. -
Students and teachers qalle,,
enjoyed the chapel visit with Dian
afitLynn Plett, missionaries to
the Slovak Republic. They work
with Trans World Radio ministry
in that area.
Students are selling 'Gifts to
give all year long". They have
booklets featunng candles, mugs.
note paper, photo frames. coast-
ers, suncatchers, flower seeds,
kitchen gadgets and helps, Easter
surprises, birdfeeders, all occa-
sion wrap. and toys for. children,
We hope that you can Find some-
thing that you need in the 24-
page booklet. and we thank you.
Several of our teachers will be
attending a Ladies Bible Study on
Monday evenings, beginning
March 12. at the Nazarene
Church here in Port St. Joe. They
: will be using the Beth Moore
book, "A Woman's Heart, God's
Tabernacle." Please call Angela
Bouington if you are interested in
Progress reports will go out
February 27th. We are about half
S"through the third nine-week grad-
ing period. We urge our students
to keep up their good work
Do remember to -save those :.
Campbell Soup. Swanson. and
Prego labels to benefit our'school
by earning sports equipment,.
educational videos, etc. We also
collect aluminum cans and
General Mills cereal coupons.
SPS I Middle
School News .. .
r By: Kimberly u'urert
Hey, PSJMS' [ hope you had a
great three day holiday. Today is.
Wednesday and (dun dun dun)
FCAT day for 8th grade. I hope the
Writing Assessment went well for
all. It wasn't that bad now was it?
I bet you're just glad it's over.
However, there's still the FCAT ..
Reading and Math to worry about.
That is on March 1st, 2nd, 5th,
and 6th. Study, study, study!
I am proud to announce the'
belated birthdays of. certain
teachers that are a great asset to
our school system. Miss Kelley
had her birthday on the 12th,-
Coach Lacour had. one on the
15th, and Mr. Adkison had his on
Attention faculty and stu-
dents: seventh grade ,VWheel
changes on the 22nd. Mrs.
Bancroft's students go' to Mr.
Burch, Mr. Burch's students go to.
Mr. White, and Mr. White's: stu-
dents to to Mrs. Bancroft.
Magic show tickets are still
for sale in the office.' The show is
r,ornMonday, Februaiy 26th in the
high school gym. The tickets are
$6 for adults. Students get in free'
"with a paying adult., It'll be so
much -fun! I expect to 'see' yoiu all'
There. 't '
' Congratulations to the. Middle
School Baseball Team on your:
victories on the 13th. Go-Sharks!!!
I, ,.lt seems that-, it's time to say
g6qdbye this week. The answer for
last week's- riddle 'Is' "syllables."'
This-week's riddle is-You have
* 'v.o coins .that equal: 30 .cents.
One of the coins is not a nickel.
One of the coins is not. a quarter.,
What are the tW6o cQis?-
I'll see you,,,all later. ;, .
Need Extra Cash?
Place your Classified
Ad With Us!
From the Principal of i
High School _
byDr. Bill Truby
It's that Lime of. year again
high school students are lining up
to talk to their counselors about
next fall's classes.
-Ifyou want to make sure your.
student is ready for education
beyond high school here are rec-
ommendations from ACT, makers
of the college entrance exam. the
It's never too early to think
about college preparation.
Choices made as a freshman and
sophomore could affect choices
for the rest of the student's life.
By selecting a strong academic.
program in high school, the stu-
dent is prepanng well for college.
In fact, the ACT, used for college
admission by almost'all US. col-
leges and universities measures
what the student has learned, in
high school to estimate liow'well'
he or she is expected to do in col-
Most college admissions pro-,
fessionals say the courses 'a'stu-
dent takes in high school and his
pr her grades are the most impor-
tant pieces of information in con-
sidering college admission.
Grades and courses show the stu-
dent s potential and work ethic..
ACT has. a recommended list
of high school courses that stu-
dents can use as a. guide for plan-
ning't4heir choices. Be sure to
check with the colleges and uni-
versities of interest to compare
:the requirements. The ACT mini-
mum recommendations' are,.
English four years; mathe-
matics three years (algebra and
at Wewa High School
The Wewahitchka High School
will be hosting a Rennaisance Fair
on March 16th from 9:30 until
There will be live sword fight-
ing, bagpipes and drums, archery,
tests of strength, living timeline,
art and. music.
There will also be a menu of
smoked foods to choose from for
lunch. This menu will include:
turkey leg for $2.25; Chicken
$1.25 a piece; ribs, $1.25 each;
hot wings, '6/$3.75; sandwich,
$2.75/3.75; and grog (drinks) for
All proceeds will go to
Wewahitchka High School, and
the public is invited to attend.
*The basketball team is at it again.
After defeating Greensboro on Friday,
they claimed the District 3; 2A champi-
onship Saturday night clobbering
Wewa 62-30. The Sharks are'bringing it.
back to the 'Dome" for the Quarter
Final playoffs against Chiles of
Tallahassee on Thursday, Febi-uary 22,,
at 7:30. Be sure to come out and show
your support for our guys.
*The baseball team Is hoping for a
better week as they face all of their
competition away from home. Our
baseball team fell to' both
Marianna and Bay High
last week. On the 20th the
boys faced Apalachicola
arid will play again on the
22nd in Blountstown at
5:00 (v. 7:00). 'On
S Saturday the boys will
take on' Flonda High at
1:00 p m. Good luck guys!
I The softball team
hasn't vet started their
` season but they are work-
ing hard nonetheless.
Monday. February 26,.
they will be sponsoring
First Farrmily of Magic. The
event will be held in the g\Tn at 7:00
p.m. Bnng the whole farrmily out and
en.oy the show while showing the
ladies you care.
After being with us for about a
month. Mr. McFarland is beginning to
feel at home here at PSJHS. He would
Lke to thank the faculty., students and
stal'f for their warm welcome and for all
of their help He is looking forward to
getting to know everyone better in the
coming weeks. As a student I would
like to thank Mr. McFarland for his
efforts to get involved with student life
here at the school and the interest he
has shown in that area.
I leave you with a thought to pon-
der as you face the days ahead. "For me
it's the challenge-the challenge to ury
to beat myself and do better than I did
in the past. I try to keep in mind not
what I have accomplished but what I
have to try to accomplish in the
ffiture."-~-Jackle Jovner Kersee..-
higher level math); natural sci-
ences three years. with lab experi-
ence: social studies, three years;
foreign languages, two units in'
the same language.
Additional courses; visual
arts, music, theatre, drama,"
dance, computer science.
A student's chance of success,
in college is greatly; enhanced, by,
taking ngorous courses in all sub-'
jects, especially .in math.
Research from ACT shows that,
students who take more math
classes are better prepared for:
college than other students and
Score higher on the ACT overall.
For more college and career'
planning information, visit
Pre-K Early Intervention
Program Has Openings
Gulf County School District.
announces that there are slots
available -at Port'. St. Joe'
Elementary Pre-K Early.
Intervention Program. The follow-:
ing will determine if the child will!
be eligible for. enrollment: .
Was four years old on or
before September 1, 2000; meets,
the free/reduced lunch criteria;
has a working parent; or is a fos-
There are a limited number of
slots and a fee will be. applied. If
you have questions, feel free to
call 227-1221 or 229-6415 for
Lois Byrd. .
Welcome : back PSJ Sharks. I
know. I know. you had to go back to
school after that three-day weekend
and:it is killing youl Join the crbwd! If
it helps any. spnng break is just a few
weeks away. Hang in there; you ban do
Just a reminder to the seniors:
Mr. Lanford will be here'February 21st
to distribute caps and gowns and
announcements from 8-11. See Mrs.
Johnson for your balance
due. Also remember the
Grad-Nite deposit is due
March Ist Bring your I
672 to Mrs. Johnson.
Mrs. Ramsey would
like to remind you of
..dates. February 23rd is
the deadline to register for
March 31st SAT. you need
to register by March 2nd if
you wish to take the Apnril
7th ACT. Registration
packets are available in
the guidance Office.
The FCAT Will be
adrnLrustered to all 9th and '
10th graders March 1-6. This is a very
"important test. Please come prepared
and well rested.
Congratulations to the new
Student Government officers. Look for
the complete results In next week's
paper. To all the new officers. I leave
with you words from Coco Channel.
"Success is often achieved by those
who don't know that failure is
inevitable." I would like to offer my per- .
sonal congratulations to Kimberly
Pickett. who was elected President for
the 2001-02 school year. You'll do a
great job. Pickett!
The Junior Executive Board would
like to invite the community to come
out on Friday. February 23rd at 7:00
p.m. and enjoy the Talent Show they
are sponsoring. The acts are very
prorrusng and are sure to leave you.
Now for a.sport's update:
High School Class
That Leads to Success
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2001
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service
Flowering & Fruiting Tips
As February progresses
toward the end begin to plant
some of the warm season flower-
ing annuals and perennials as
they appear at local garden
shops. Treat these just like veg-
etables in most respects. Prepare
the bed, make sure it is in an area
that receives morning sun, and
raise the bed higher than the sur-
rounding ground to insure good
drainage. Fertilize these just as
you would vegetables (just before
planting, at planting and every 4-
6 weeks thereafter.)
While flowering annuals look
great in the landscape, gardeners
need to be some what careful
about using those varieties that
tend to become naturalized in the
yard planting themselves wherev-
er they want to be. Many plants
we introduce to our yard today
become pests we must deal with
tomorrow, and our neighbors may
have to deal with for years to
come. Two that come to mind are
some of the varieties of morning
glory and a vine with tiny scarlet
flowers we call cypress vine. A
less invasive alternative may be
chosen to go with those instead.
February marks the time we
give fruiting plants their spring
fertilizer application. In deciduous
fruit for North Florida (Circular
611), Dr. Tim Crocker recom-
mended the following application
of 10-10-10 fertilizer to these
For peach, plum, nectarine,
pear, persimmon, apple, and fig
trees apply one and one-half
pounds for. each year of age until
a maximum 10-15 pounds per
tree is reached.
For pecan and chestnut trees
apply two pounds for each year of
age of pecan trees, repeat above
practice again in mid-June. With
chestnuts apply one pound per
Seniors and disabled persons
receiving Medicare have certain
guaranteed rights under the
Medicare program. They have
them whether they receive
Medicare through managed care
plans, of are inr the original
Medicare program. The rights
include the following:
The right to receive easy-to-
understand information about
Medicare. what costs it pays
and how much beneficiaries
have to pay.
The right to emergency care,
when and where it is needed. (If
Medicare beneficiaries believe
their health is in serious dan-
ger because they have severe
pain, bad injuries, sudden ill-
ness or illness that is quickly
worsening, they can get emer-
gency care anywhere in the
United States. They do not
need approval from their health
plan to receive emergency
The right to appeal if Medicare
does not' pay for covered ser-
vices that have been received,
or if the health plan does not
provide services that a benefi-
ciary believes should be pro-
* The right to be informed of all
treatment options from health
care providers in language that
is clear and in the language
that is understood.
* The right to get all of the hospi-'
tal care needed and any needed
* The right to appeal any written'
notices stating that Medicare
will no longer pay for the hospi-
For questions about Medicare
charge, call Florida Medical
Quality Assurance at 800-844-
AZALEAS Now In Stock
Various Varieties & Colors
FRUIT TREES *
Pear, Plum, Apple, Peach, Fig, Pomegranate,
Pecan, Grape, Blueberry, Japanese
Persimmon, Cold Tolerant Citrus, Etc.
SHADE TREES/ORNAMENTALS *
Ginkgo, Maple, Bradford Pear, Sycamore,
Magnolia, Live Oak, River Burch, Weeping
Willow, Loquat, Rcdbud, Dogwood, Crepe
Myrtle, Cedar, Red Hollies, Etc.
ASSORTED SALT TOLERANT
LANDSCAPE PLANTS, ETC.
year of age with a maximum of 15
pounds per tree.
Blackberry trees take one-
third pound per plant and for
grapes apply one and one-half
pounds for each year of age max-
imum of five pounds per plant.
Blueberry trees are extremely
sensitive to quick release nitrogen
sources such as nitrogen sulfate
that are common in 10-10-10 fer-
tilizers. For this reason, the Uni-
versity recommends using an aza-
lea/camellia type fertilizer which
contains ammonium sulfate
instead. Apply this in late Febru-
ary at the rate labeled on the par-
ticular brand purchased.
In our nutrient deficient Gulf
County soils it is advantageous to
purchase a fertilizer that contains
minor elements (iron, zinc, mag-
nesium, boron, and manganese).
Flowering shrubs are also fer-
tilized toward late February
(camellia. hydrangea, indian
hawthorne), or just after they
flower. The azalea/camellia fertil-
izer is a great one to use for all
those. It also gives adequate
nutrition to other acid loving
shrubs such as hollies, juniper,
podocorpus, viburnum, redtip,
ligustum, and cleyera.
Fourth grade students at P6rt
St. Joe Elementary School are
receiving a little help from nine
high school students on preparing
for the Florida Writes. Florida stu-
dents in grades 4, 8, and 10 took
the test yesterday. The Florida
Writes is part of the FCAT that
everyone is hearing about across
Each student is given 45 min-
utes to respond (in writing) to a
prompt. Students are scored on
the rubric system ranging from
1.0 to 6.0.
Port St. Joe Elementary
School would like to extend a big
thank you to Mrs. Ramsey, guid-
ance counselor at Port St. Joe
High School, for allowing, the stu-
dents to go over for the last couple.
of weeks to help prepare the
fourth graders for the test.
S SawIt In 74 e a..
High school students seated, from left, are John-Patrick Floyd, Ashley Bryan, Susan Ellmer,
Katie Geoghagan, Hilary Patterson, Margaret Gibson, Angie Olson, and Rachel Geoghagan (not pic-.
tured, Lisa Curry). Elementary students standing, from left, are Javon Davis, Jonathan Graham,.
Justin Squire, Mandi Whitfield, Brennis Bush, Brandi Rodgers, Tayler Byrd, Clifton Legrone, Jesse
Powell, Tim Edwards, Victoria Hightower, Meredith Todd, Desirray Peters, Eckley Sander, Brandon
Strickland, Boday Shackelford, Evan Protsman, Kayla Minger, Marissa Weatherly, and Brandi Price
(not pictured, Kendall Hogan, Bradon Ballew, and Sarah Hay).
A Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
SReg Stated communication
,.' t 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
mo., 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave. Emory Bajley,. W.M. .R
Bill Jordon, Sec..
WEWA MEDICAL CENTER j
SMalvinder S. Ajit, M.D.
., Pediatrics 6- Internal 1ledicine
Hours: Monday through Friday-8:00 a m. to 5:00 p.m.
.* New Patients Wclcone *
Please Call 639-5828 tor Appoi
S'ait.o' / .....'-' .;'* ^ -,._'' .-.. :: "^""' '''-" .*
Gulf County Dental Clinic
Is now accepting new patients for adult and chil-
dren's dentistry. We have two full time dentists and
We accept most insurance, Medicaid for children,
self-pay patients and offer sliding fee scale for
patients who qualify.
For more information or an appointment, call (850)
Gulf County Health Department Dental Clinic
232 East Lake Avenue, Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Office Hours: Monday Thursday
7:00 am 5:30 pm
Alex Dudley, DMD Ellis Fuller, DDS
Michelle King, RDH
43rt Jor I! altC ,IVS
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
850-229-277Z "0 4 850-647-33333
800-654-868'9- 800-41 1-3717
INVESTMENT: Gulf View townhouse, has 2 bed-
room, 2.5 bath with appliances & tastefully fur-
nished. $162,000, MLS#4611. Contact Marlene
Cla3lon Beach access, lies of the Gulf make
this 4 bdrm, 2 ba. home very appealing. This home
is located on a 56'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 fire-
place from the kitchen, din. & liv. rooms. The decks
from the living area & the master bdrm. offer views
of, the Gulf as well. The home 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.
Beautiful Sunsets! from large 2 story custom
built brick home with personality on 1.5 lots
across from dedicated beach. 4 bedroom, 3.5
Bath. Approx. 3532 sq. ft. of living area. Metal
roof, large deck, Florida room. Huge attached
back garage, could be incorporated for more liv-
ing space. Carpet & tile throughout. Beautiful
Florida Beach landscaping. Many unique ameni-
ties. Reduced $589,000.00. MLS#8124.
Contact Ellen Allemore
ONE OF A KIND DUPLEX! 111 E & F 1st St.,
Mexico Beach. 2 bedroom, I bath upstairs, 2 bed-
room, 1 bath downstairs. Steel roof,, ceramic tile
floors. Great location! Upper floor has 2 decks with
great view of gulf. Lower unit has deck, also with a
great view. Duplex is on corner lot. Call for
appointment soon. $229,000. MLS# 8128. Contact
New Listing: 54 1st Street, Mexico Beach Two story
stucco home on large lot. Two large bedrooms with
two bathrooms with living area upstairs 'and down.
Short walk to the beach. $200,00. MLS# 8026
Contact Cathy Kitchens
Ridgley Home Vacation at Home! Why travel
'when .you have your own inground pool,' hot tub,
satellite dish and garage converted to game room.
$198,500. MLS#6325. Contact NMargaret
311 Robin Lane, Nle\ico Beach. \ery nice 3 bed-
room, 2 bath brick home in quiet neighborhood. nice-
IR landscaped Beajtiful hardc'ood floors Ceramicr
tile in bathrooms, enclosed garage, thermal windo".. ;,
just to name a fe,' of the perks of this house Large
lot,. approx. 100'95' Reduced to $108,000.
MLS#8126. Contact Ellen Allemore.
'i :: .^ ^ 8'".k... '
7660 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Reach. Location! Location!
2 bedroom, 2 bath brick home on 2 lots across from
dedicated beach. Large' garage with workshop in
back. Great Florida room to enjoy the fantastic sun-
sets. Call for appointment. Lots of palm trees. Lot
100'x140'. REDUCED TO $295,000. MLS# 8125.
Contact Ellen Allemore
DAY AT THE BEACH: Newly furnished and dec-
orated. Located in Feather Sounds on a 2nd tier lot
with gulf view. The cottage has 2 bedrooms'and .2
baths on a large lot. 102' x 107'. $219,000.
MLS#7078. Contact Paulette Cleare.
MEXICO BEACH OFFICE
Formerly Fantasy Properties
)0 U.S. Highway 98 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
-IIR -lillimr. -* ---- i-!ll -J=iflE.
Beach lie,: 206 H%:', 95, Me\ico Beach.
Beautiful one of a kind 3 bedroom, 3 bath home
designed by Paul Brent. 3 decks overlooking the
gulf, screened in back porch. Many built-ins. Two
car garage. with access from Oleander Street.
$595,000. -MLSIt5045. Contact Joan Smitlhick.
BEACHFRONT PROPERTY, Two lots 90' beach
frontage x 205 deep'. INVESTMENT OPPORTU-
NITY, ZONED TOURIST COMMERCIAL.
Permitted use: shops, restaurant, b&b inn.
Residential usage is permissible for townhomes.
Current usage. Surfside Inn with 11 units.
$1,244,595.00, MLS#8096, Contact Joan
Gulf Front 140 Gulf Pines Dr. Indian Pass
Area; End Unit to:"nhouse in triplex breezeway
separates. Beachfront townhouse tastefully decorat-
ed in move-in condition. 3 Br, 2 Ba, two levels with
decks, all rooms open on the Gulf. Full electric
kitchen and Master suite on first -level, spacious
closets through-out. Laundry room upstairs, storage
room on ground level. Covered parking on slab.
34.5' on Gulf by 485.6' deep.* $287,000 FPI*,
MLS#5771, Contact John Delorme.
BARRIER DUNE # 43: Great one bedroom unit
with nice view. End unit behind pool area. Short
walk to beach. new a/c, carpet & tile. Very nicely
maintained. Completely furnished. $145,000.'
MLS#5983 Contact Jamie Curm.
CAPE SAN BIAS:
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher
Paulette Cleare, Mike Harris
-'ST. JOE BEACH
Margaret Presswood, Rusty Barfield
Ellen Allemore, Joan Smithwick
Jamie Crum, Marlene Harris
SEACLIFFS DRIVE: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, jacuzzi
tub in master, nine ft. ceilings, crown molding, corian
countertops, metal roof, stucco exterior, optional ele-
vator (extra), MLS#5742,' $599,000. Contact
4100 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach: Excellent commercial
location ready for development, boat slips not includ-
ed. Also excellent location for townhomes next to
marina!! MLS#5966, $340,000. Contact Marlene.
S 16th Street, Apalachicola: Residential homesite on
1 1/2 lots in very desirable location! MLS#6184,
$68,000. Contact Cathy Kichens.
San Bias Plantation: Beautiful gulf view lot locat-
ed on Sea Pine Drive in Cape San Bias. $64,900,
MLS#6451. Contact Margaret or Jeff Fletcher.
Gulf Front: Beautiful gulf front lot located in Cape
San Bias on White Sands Drive. Lot size is approx
133'x90', well, septic, and water in, .$325,000,
MLS#5770. Contact Paulette Cleare.
Acreage: Head for the country, 10 acres located.in
Dalkeith. Great place to build first home or starter
home, $20,000, MLS#6284. Contact Margaret
Beacon Hill Subdivision: Lot 50'x100', only one
block to the gulf. Septic in place. PRICED TO
SELL!! $30,000, MLS#6738. Contact Cathy
Overstreet: 4.60acres located on the deep part of
Wetappo Creek. $79,900, MLS#6625. Contact
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2001 PAGE SB
GCEC Sends Two Local Youth to Washington D.C.
On February 6, Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative (GCEC) held
its annual. Washington Youth
Tour Contest at its headquarters
in Wewahitchka: This annual
event is sponsored by GCEC with
the help of many local volunteer
fire departments and civic organi-
Each year GCEC sends out
letters and applications to each
organization requesting them to
choose an 111th grade student
candidate that lives in Gulf
Coast's service territory that goes
over and beyond the call of duty in
his/her respectful communities.
"The past few years we have
had some of the brightest and
most outgoing students compet-
ing for a chance to go to
Washington, D.C. and this year
wad no different," stated Michael
White, Manager of Marketing and
Member Services. The contestants
chosen this year were from differ-
ent areas in Gulf Coast's EC six
county service territory.
The candidates were given
study materials about the rural
electrification movement and
GCEC in general. The study mate-
rial was used to prepare them for
an oral interview with a panel of
three judges all from the electric
cooperative, industry. The three
judges scored each candidate on
poise, the ability to communicate,
knowledge, and community ser-
This year's two winners were
Cerrelle Hanes and Daniel
Jordan. Jamie Marie Cain placed
as Runnerup. The Dalkeith
Volunteer Fire Department spon-
sored Cerrelle Hanes. Hanes is a
student at Wewahitchka High
School where she maintains a
.,3.46 GPA. She is very active in
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"Experienced driver? Driving record clean for three years? You
could get 15% off for excellent behavior. Five years? 25%."
Being in good hands is the only place to .be "
many leadership roles including
National Honor Society, Vice-pres-
ident of the Student ,Government
Association, and leader of her
church youth group.
Hanes also participates in
track and cross-country with
Wewa H.S. Her volunteer activities
involve being a DARE role model;
Wewa Changers, and being;
trained as a peer mediator and
Daniel Jordan is the other
Youth Tour Winner. He was spon-
sored by Wewahitchka Women's
Club. Jordan maintains a 3.0 GPA
Wewahitchka High School. He
also plays varsity football and is
Chief Petty Officer in the NJROTC.
Jordan has helped the Wewa-
hitchka Dixie. Youth Baseball-
organization by maintaining
scores for games and works with
the Wewa Pee Wee football organi-
zation as field help. In addition.
Jordan was recently appointed
officer with the local 4-H program.
Each will go to the nation's
capital June 16 through 21 on an
all expense paid vacauton. There
they will join 1,000, other 11th
grade students from all over the
nation representing other electric
cooperatives. During their stay in
Washington, they will visit many
of the historical sites and have the
opportunity of meeting many of
our congressional -government
"The Washington Youth Tour
Contest is a great opportunity for
many local students to have a
chance of being rewarded for
being a vital component in their
communities. The trip also gives
the students a sense of being and
actually shows them what the red,
white and blue stands for," added
White. Each candidate in the
competition automatically wpn an
all expense paid trip to
Tallahassee for a few days to, wit-
ness our state's government in.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is. a local owned coop-
erative serving more than 17,300
members in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Jackson, Walton, and Washington
Business Fair Proved a Success
The Washington Improvement The Conference was designed
Group and the Gulf Coast to provide area entrepreneurs
Community College Small with information and resources
Business Development Center to help with new and/or expand-
held an Entrepreneurial ing business ventures.
Conference Business Fair and' i : `
Awards Luncheon on Saturday At the awards luncheon,
February 17, at th6e David Jones Minnie J. Likely was presented
Memorial Gymnasium in North ith the third annual Communty
Port St Joe. Achievement Award by WIG
SChairman Clarence Monette.
Rev. Edward King Jr., Senior Nominees for the award included
Program Officer with the Jessie hadus Russ. Eugenia Thomas
Ball Dupont Fund was the and Phillip King. The WIG Annual
keynote speaker and addressed, Community Achievement Award
the group, on the topic "The presented each year ding
Tis presented each year during
Transition from the Old Economy Black History Month to aWIG vol-
to theNew Ecnomy. 'unteer that has gone beyond the
Business leader from as far call of duty to implement projects
away as Atlanta,. Georgia, and and activities that positively help
Willie Taylor with the U.S. the Washington Improvement
Department of Commerce Group and the north Port St. Joe
Economic Development Community.
Administration were on hand to Small business vendors/own-
share information with partici- ers and operators were on hand
pants from Gulf, Bay and ith displays of their wares. Anns
Calhoun counties. art class displayed beautiful
Other agencies and groups paintings and Gary Pope, Jr. from.
present were. The Florida Panama City displayed his
Department .of Community designs. Vanessa Dawson.
Affairs; Community Development owner/operator olf A\&A Beauty
Block 'Grant Programs, Steve .$upplies and Boutique in
SMassey and "Dr. James Moran lountstown, and Chris Quinn
v with the Institute of Urban with Cnbs Fashions of north Port
Commerce at Florida., A&M St. Joe displayed their wares.
University, Dan Horvath and
Elbert Jones, Jr. with Community The ladies ofhPhila elphia
Equity Investments, ,nc., Pnrruuve Baptist Church in Port
LawEquitene Investmentsh Fnc St. Joe prepared and served the
Cooperative Extension Program,, luch.
Janice Guilford with the Clarence Monette. Chairman.
Apalachee Regional Planning: of the Washington Improvement
Council, Andre Brewton, and Group explained that this confer-
'Rhonda Barker with the Gulf ence is the beginning step toward
Coast Community College Small the creation of a "Business
Business Development Center. .Incubator" at the WIG Center.
Local business owners, 'Rex This incubator will provide help'
Local business owners, Rex and assistance to area entirepre-
Buzzett, .George Duren, and neurs interested in starting
Rawlis Leslie shared business 'and/or expanding their existing
experiences with the participants., businesses.
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stacked decks offering spectacular Gulf views. Home boasts an open
floor plan, hardwood and tile floors, loft, screened porch, 3 HVAC
units. Property features boardwalks,to the beach and. deeded access
to the bay! $525,000. MLS#6876.
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Cape San Bias 2 lots, a gulf front lot and a first tier lot as one track,,durne
walkover, road and gate in place. Lot A- 1/2 of lot 3 Pine bluff. $345,000.
Indian Pass Sweetwater Shores, lot 9, approx. 50' frontage x 484 87"
deep. $265,000. MLS#6962.
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From left are Cerrelle Hanes, Ryan Martin, Kimberly Hope
McMillion, Daniel Jordan, Jamie Marie Cain, Houston Oyler, and
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ass Treasure Bay
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Cape San Bias
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First Tier Lot very. unique opportunity Hartley Lane adja-
cent to deeded access walk over. Tremendous Gulf Front Views
because of unique setting of the property. Must see it and look at
plats to understand, best first tier lot on Cape. 100 x 150 ft. priced
right at $185,000.00. (MLS 6909)
Gulf View Lot Mercury Ln. Surf Side Estates, lot 21, 122 x
, 00 ft. $75,000.00. (MLS 6908)
Gulf View Lot Turnstone Dr. San Bias Plantations, lot 20,82
x 200 ft. $79,900.00. (MLS 7010)
LOTS BAY SIDE
Bay Front Exceptional Bay Front Opportunity Bay Pines
Subdivision Lot 3, 75 x 580 ft. Across from Beachcombers Pizza.
$185,000.00. (MLS 6739)
Port St. Joe
Investment Opportunities and Fixer Uppers
The "Triplex" Up and Down apartments nd a separate
Cottage on back of lot, 525 Eighth Street. Has some leases in place
can produce $1,200.00 per month. Must see, great buy at
$95,000.00. (MLS 8132)
"Quaint" 2 bedroom, 1 bath on large corner lot with carport
in back, hardwood floors, 1034 McClellan. All appliances and. ready
to move in. Will make excellent rental property. $65,000.00. (MLS -
Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker
MLS After Hours Call:
Mark Schultz, Associate at (850) 227-2594
or Tom Graney, Associate at (850) 647-3736
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2001
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.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
4 i *
LOTS OF FURNITURE
AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
. ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem..
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
1992 Ford Crown Victoria, vinyl top,
fully loaded, excellent condition, extra
clean, aluminum wheels, call 229-2740.
:977 Chevrolet 4x4 good condition. A/C
& A/T, $3.000. call 647-8187. Itp2/22
1967 Camaro. 350 bored 40 over dou-
ble hump heads. 3500 plus converter.
Ford 9" rear end. Set up to drag race.
Body in good shape. I have Utle, S3.500
firm. call 227-3112. 2tp2/22
1988 Ford Escort LX. 4 door hatch
back. 1.9L engine. radio, automatic
transmission. AC needs service, new
ures. alternator. starter, major tune up.
uses no oil, no rust, garage kept. $1.695
negouable, call 648-5662. 2tp2/22
1978 Pontiac Lemans, runs great,
$1,000 OBO, call 670-8256. 2tp2/15
1973 Mustang Convertible. Needs some
bod\ work. paint and a top. Interior and
drive train in excellent condition. 302 V-
8, power steering and brakes, new tires
and wheels, dual exhaust. S3.500. Call
Rick at,850-227-5349- tfc3/1
1980 El Camino, V8, red & white, $700,
call 827-7416. 3tp2/15
1997 Plymouth Breeze, excellent condi-
tion. 4 cylinder. AC. cruise. 86,500 firm,
call 227-9292. tfc3/1
1988 Pathfinder. 4-wheel dnve, 5 speed.
sport wheels, trailer hitch. high mileage,
well maintained, excellent condition.
$4.500 OBO. call 229-5242. 4tc2/8
1988 Crown Victoria LTD, low mileage.
on motor and transrrtsslon. Have to see
to appreciate, runice and clean. S2.995,
call 647-5361. tfc3/l
1999 White Chevy Monte Carlo LS. with
ti't :- ed windows, very clean, call 227-
' V j'156 (work) or 229-2719 (home) ask for
1985 Ford Van. as is. best offer for more"
S- nformauon. call 229-2619 after'5:pm.
; .j .: .;- tfe3/l
For Sale. 20 ft. Bayliner, Cuddy Cabin,
I/0 motor. S2.600 OBO. Call 227-9382.,
1999 17' Rivei Craft with 100 hp
Suzuki. Great for bay or near shore
fishing. Call 227-1296. tfc3/l
KAYAKSI Unsinkable. self-bailing, sta-,
ble. sale and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfc3/I
2 bedroom. I bath house for rent. call
Land & Caste Realty at 229-9228.
3 bedroom. 2 bath. bnck home, long
term rental. 8600 a month. I block to,
beach, call 227-4399 or 648-5807.
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
:Williams Ave. 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
.bays, 2nd story loft; 227-1429. [1c3,'1
Ofc: 302-.A Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
227-6343 Cell Phone
i 785-9777,After Hours.
601 15th St. Mexico Beach, Fl.
Highly restricted mobile home lots for rent.
Under ground ulltie.-, paied road. street
lights. Pick out your lot now! For more
information call 850-648-4006
Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
1112 N. 15TH ST.
ASK ABOUT 1ST MONTH
FREE MOVE IN RENT
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
1 bedroom, 1 bath, small newly deco-
rated furnished home in Mexico Beach,
1 block to beach, suitable for 2 adults,
no yard upkeep, references & security
deposit required, $385 a mohth. April to
December lease, call 850-648-4362.
2 bedroom, 1 bath, small but sweet
apartment, 517 & 1/2 4th Street, Port
St. Joe, $250 deposit, $290 a month
rent. Please call Prudential Resort
Realty at 227-2000. 2tc2/22
Lady with large house needs room mate,
1 or 2 people, $400 a month, plus small
deposit, utilities furnished except
phone, call 227-1264. 2tc2/22
2 bedroom trailer,. 236 Pine Street. St.
Joe Beach, $350 monthly, call 647-
2 bedroom furnished trailer in
Overstreet, call 648-5306. tfc3/,1
Apartment for rent, Hwy 71 South in
Wewahltchka. Two story, 900 sq. ft. 1-
1/2 bath, 2 bedroom, washer, dryer,
stove. refrigerator, garbage disposal.
energy efficient. Call 639-5102 or 639-
New 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on-
large lot in Mexico Beach, quiet neigh-
borhood, 5 blocks from beach, 8600 per
month, call 648-4365 or 648-5412.
2 bedroom, I bath apartment at 606
Woodward Avenue. Port St.Joe. Very
Nice, call 647-2570. 2tp2/15
2 bdrm, I bath newly remodeled apart-
ment for rent In Port St. Joe. S475 a
month, call 850-997-1765. 4tc2/8
RV Spaces for rent, call 229-8959, leave
For Rent, 850 sq. ft. warehouse with
office & rest room. S250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc3/1I
For Rent. 3 bedroom. 2 bath home
unfurnished. 710 Woodward Ave. Inside
totally remodeled. 8550 monthly plus'
deposit. Call 229-8808 for more details.
Furnished Efficiency type apartment
in Port St. Joe. Al utilities furnished,
weekly, monthly rates, deposit, call
A 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Gulf Aire
Subdivision at St. Joe Beach.
Furnishings Include stove.- rergerator.
dishwasher and washer/dryer. There is
a community swimming pool and tenrus
courts. Call Gulf Coast Vacauon Rentals
at 648-5449 or 1-800-582-2990. tfc3/1
1 bedroom 1I bath beach side apart-
ment for rent. $400 a month plus
deposit, call 648-5476. tfc3/1
Trailers for rent, I block off of beach on
Desoto Street. call 647-5106. uc3/l
2 bedroom. unfurnished apartment,
ocean view, cable furnished, 1004 Hwy
98. Mexico Beach. 1 year lease required.
8500 a month, $500 deposit. Call before
6:00 p.m. CST 648-4922 or 648-5139.
Long Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call Larry @ Arllne Realty,. 647-
2 & 3 BR. long-term rental unmts. Call
. Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. 11c3., i
Apart./Homes for Rent: I 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.
Bch. Fumrn.& unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info.
St. Joe Beach
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
S Wall to wall carpeting
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
.refrig., -washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
* One bedroom ,apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc3/'-
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. 1BR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc3/1
.:GARAGE SA5LEg j
Garage Sale. 304 1atley Drive off of
15th Street. Mexico Beach, Thur., Fri., '
and Sat., Feb. 22; 23, & 24. Nice large
size clothing. 1950's. Pell City, .excellent.
condition, lots of moing items. I tc2/22
Yard/Bake Sale. 311 Columbus Street.
St. Joe Beach. Come See! We have all
kinds of things, proceeds go to benefit
the youth of Beach Baputist Chapel, Sat,,
2-24-01, 9:00 am est until.' itc2/22
Boater Flea Market. Port St. Joe Marina
Parking lot. Sat., 2-24-01, 8:00 A.M. till
3:0.0 P.M. Itc2/22
Yard Sale, 1907 Cypress Ave., Sat., 2-
24-01, 8:30 am till 11:00, lots of useful
items, clothing, etc. ltp2/22
NOW YOu can see the
CLA_ SirFi )S online
Real Estate Sales Associate. Arvida, a
St. Joe Company, is accepting
resumes from motivated individuals
who would like to be considered for a
full-time real estate sales post at The
Point at Sabal Beach, in Gulf County.
Applicants should be energeuic. self-
niouated. computer literate arid have a
positive attitude Full-time post.
Weekends required On-sate sale expen-
ence candidates involving upscale sec-
ond/vacation rental homes preferred.
EOE. Qualified candidates should send
resumes to ARVIDA, Sales Associate'
Search, 3318 Azalea Circle, Lynn
Haven, FL 32444. Itc2/22
Sales Assistant. Real Estate. Arvida,
a St. Joe Company, is accepting
resumes from Individuals \vith strong
oreanizational skills to fill the post of
sales assistant at The Point at Sabal'
Beach. In Gulf County. Trus full-time
position requires a positive, can-do atti-
tude and an ability to work well with
external and internal clients. Weekend
working will be required. 'EOE. Pre
employment drug screerung is manda-
tory. Competitive salary and benefits'
package. Qualified candidates should
send resumes to ARVIDA, Sales
Assistant Search, 3318 Azalea Circle.
Lynn Haven, FL 32444. ltc2/22
F/T Customer Service
' for vacation rental division of Prudenbal
Resort Realty. Computer and customer
service experience required. Please
phone in advance for interview appoint-
ment. Cape Sanri Bas Office. 227-2000
Cleaning Crews needed for spring arid
surmuter season. Vacation rental expen-
ence a must. Please phone in advance
for interview appointment. Prudential
Resort Realty, Cape San BIas Office,
Become a CNA for free. Sunbridge of
Bay St. Joseph is happy to announce
they will be Is offering their 2nd CNA
course beginning Monday. Feb. 25,,
2001 Anyone 18 years or older inter-
ested in becoming a CNA may till out an
applicauon Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm at 220
9th Street, Port St. Joe. 2tc2/15
Residential Customer Service
Representative, GT Com, a local
telecommunications company, is
taking applications for a Residential
Customer Service Representative in
the Port St. Joe'area. Job responsibil-
ities include customer Interacuon both
in person and on,the telephone, pro-
cessing service orders for new and
updated services, sales of calling fea-
tures, internet and paging. Good writ-
ten and oral communication skills are
requirements along with a working
knowledge of the internet. A mirunimum
of a high school diploma is required and
experience in the field of customer ser-
vice is a plus GT Corn is a drug free
work place. offenng a full range of ben-
efits including 401 K and heal-thcare.
EOE. Send resume and salary require-
ments to: GT Com, Human Resources
Department. P.O. Box 220. Port St. Joe.
Flonda ,32457 Itc2,/22
Business Customer Service
Representative. GT Com, a local
telecommunications company, Is
taking applications for a Business
Customer Service Representative in
the Port St. Joe area. Job responsibil-
ities include customer interaction both
in person and on the telephone with
business customers. sales of Centrex
and dedicated services. Good written
and oral communication skills are
req urements along with a background
in PC applications and a working
knowledge of telecormmurucauons net-
works is a plus. GT Coin is a drug free
workplace. offering a full range of bene-
fits including 401 K and healthcare.
EOE. Send resume and salary require-
ments to: CT Corn, Human Resources
Department, P.O. Bo\ 220. Port St. Joe.
Florida 32457. ltc2.22
The Franklin County Early Head
Start Program is currently seeking a
Full-time Family Advocate to work
collaborauvely with Early Head Start
program in a social services capacity
Bachelors degree in human or social
services field required. Candidates must
be able to work positively with children
and families of diverse backgrounds.
Applications may be completed at 450
Jenks Avenue. Panama City. FL EOE
Position Vacancy With The Gulf
County Schools 2000-2000],. ,
Teacher-Physical Education with:
head football and athletic director -
assignments. Port St. Joe High School,.
Deadline 12:00 P.M. Contact Mr. Chris
Earley. Principal. Port St. Joe High
School. 100 Shark Drive, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. (550j229-8251. A copy of the
advertised job description is available
from the school office or the district
office building located at 150 Middle
School Road in Port St. Joe. Applicable. -
Florida Teaching certification or able,.o
obtain a certificate; a fingerprint analy- .,'
sis at employee cost. ($42) may be,
required after appointment. Salary will '
be determined by salJar schedule. Gulf
County Schools is an ,equal,
opportunity employer. 2tc2/15,,'
A/C Duct installers needed Please call
GW Services at 229-9125. 2tc2/15,
Full-Time (45-49 hours/week) auto.-.
parts counter -sales person needed
immediately. Experience in any auto-
mouve trade considered. Parts experi-
ence preferred. Applications available at
NAPA Auto Parts, 201 Long Avenue,
Port St Joe. FL 32456 or email resume
to nck@5ihometowTrubs.comn ac3, 1
Children's Case Manager, Provides
assessment, follow-up and coordlnautin'
of services with emotional problems
Requires Bachelor's Degree in human
services and one year of experience with
emotionally disturbed children.
Requires use of personal vehicle ariad
good dn\ing record. Salary plus S21.25
area differential. Postion located in
Gulf County. Reference lob code 23-2.
-C.W. Roberts Contracting. Inc. Now
hiring experienced heavy equipment
operators, truck drivers, and labor-
ers. Competitive pa\. good benefits.
Apply at H\w 20 East Hosford, Florida.
Drug Free work place. EOE. 2tc2/15
Executive Director. Gulf County'
Chamber of Commerce, Salary:;
Commensurate with experience.
Please send resume to P.O. Box 964,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457. No phone
calls please. tfc2/8
A DES nd S RVIC E
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old,
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair.prices. Home 229-1252.
Residential Year Round
Low Prices and Quality Work
Including: Mobile Homes, Boats,
RV's Windows, Decks,
Driveways & More
,Hours: Mon-Sat, 8:00-5:00
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ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
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Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style,
Lic #: MA0029475; Lic. # MM10098
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL frbm
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
Th;, aea'o ,iT.'no e per'rcd ref;ri,;he,:e
827-2550 ask for Dusty
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
REMODELING, RENOVATION, REPAIRS
Trim and finish All types of carpentry
work, Over 25 year experience
Insured, (850) 227-7388
tEteriors .uide Cute
Restoring, renovating, and maintaining
residential and business landscapes, since 1985
229-5282 Kathleen Kelly, owner
POINT OF EASE MASSAGE THERAPY
Day Appointments 227-3539
Evenings, Weekends and Home Visits 227-9854
1 Hour $45 1/2 Hour $35. Most Insurances Accepted
Deluxe Gift Certificates Available MA31712
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
.Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
/ Paint Contracting
& Pressure Washing
Licensed Interior & Exterior
Quality W6rk Guaranteed (850) 648-2335
'r.1 C -u 11'
* Residential custom Wood.
* Commercial *Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
FENCES FENCES FENCES
All Types Dependable Service
.* Top Quality Products
A Christine Baker
Mexico Beach, FL.
MARGARET PRESSWOOD .
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
Seasonal Apparel iith
machine embroidery &
other embellishments t
Termite & Pest Control
STermite Treatments Restaurait Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WOO) Reports 'Construction Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections i
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
*3 Rei :t.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2001 PAGE 7B
Butger ,King now accepting
Management applications for the
Port St. Joe location. Please mail your
resume to: Goldco, Inc., 2330
Monitgomery Hwy, Dothan, AL36303. Or
faxto (850) 271-1110. EOE/M/F/V/D.
Drug-free Workplace. Goldco, Inc., is an
independent franchise of Burger King
Need deck hand for charter boat at
Mexico Beach, 647-9342, if no answer
leave message. tfc3/1
Burger King is now accepting
Maintenance applications for the
Port St. Joe location. Please mail your
resume to: Goldco, Inc., 2330
Montgomery Hwy, Dothan, AL36303. Or
faxkto (850) 271-1110. EOE/M/F/V/D.
Drug-free Workplace. Goldco, Inc., is an
independent franchise of Burger King
a Corporation. 4tc2/15
Toucan's Restaurant, Hwy 98 in
Mexico Beach has all positions open.
Apply in person, experience 'very help-
ful. t. fc3/1
Now hiring seasonal help for the fol-
lowing positions: Hostess, Cook, Bus
Person,. Wait Staff, Dishwasher. Stop
by the Fish House. Restaurant and pick
up an application, Hwy 98, Mexico
HEL Wi:!ANTED~ i
Work in beautiful Apalachicola,
Weems Memorial Hospital, Positions
Available: R.N.'s, Lab Supervisor, Lab
Techs, R.T.'s, E.M.S. Personnel,
Admissions Clerks. For information,
to obtain an application, to set up an
interview, Contact: Mickey Majerus,
Human Resources at 850-653-8853,
ext. 107. 3tp2/15
Part-Time, Day & Evening positions.
Resident Care, call Pam at Geri-Care.
Experienced waitress needed at Gulf
Sands Restaurant. Must be over 18
years old. No phone calls, apply in per-
son. 8010 Hwy. 98, open at 4:Q00 p.m.
ET, Mon.-Sat. tfc3/1
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. a.ii
Violin/Fiddle lessons: all ages welcome.
Call 648-9496. tfc3/1
S 4 sw .544 I. T7?4e S. I
Throw Out the Vitamin Pills
Hard to swallow vitamin pills are only
10-20% absorbed, replace with deli-
cious, liquid whole food supplement
with 121 nutrients., including minerals,
enzymes, amino acids and 98%
absorbed. First bottle less than cost,
call 229-5242. ltc2/22
Kitty found, sweet, genital, clean, flea-
less, little kitty Found on St. Joe
Beach, needs to go home. Please call to
claim or is up for adoption to good lov-
ing home. Call Jenny at 647-4047.
Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
For Sale. dirung room table. leaf. four'
chairs, with china cabinet, like new, TV
table, king size bed spread, rose print
on ivory background, yellow new ceram-
ic stove top covers, queen size bed
frame,,nrew, call 229-8488. 2tp2/22
1998 Melco EMT 10T Commercial
EmbroideryMachine. 1 head, 10 nee-
dles', includes 12 hoops, Cap Frame and
Wilcbm ES21 computer design pro-
gram. Asking $17,000, call 850-639-
Lexmark Z31 color jet printer, user's
guide/instruction packet, like new,
never used. Call 648-8362. ltc2/22
Entertainment Armoire, white washed
finished, original cost over $1,500, sale
for $450, call 648-4767. 2tc2/22
Is available for birthday parties.
Magic, face painting, balloons &
games, or have your party at Slice
N Icein Mexico Beach. Party room
includes, clown show, pizza, drink &
ice cream. No fuss, no mess.
____ i i "_
PRICED TO SELL!' Arch :Steel
Buildfilgs. Save Thousands!' Sizes
include: 20x24, 30x44, 40x50, 42x70.
Great backyard shops/garages/storage.
Quantities Limited! 1-800-341-7007.
6 ft sliding patio door set, 80 inches
high, brown color with screen, $40, call
For Sale, Delicious, homemade scratch
cakes 1 made on order. Also, wedding
cakes and grooms cakes,. call Nita 648-
9029. uLc3 I
Craftmatic adjustable twin bed, $300,
yerf-dog go cart about 25 hrs running
time, $500; brown sofa w/reclineis on
each end & rocker recliner. both for
$150, call 229-8079. ltc2/22
Aluminum tool box, fits full siL pick up
with rails and lock, asking $130, call
Refrigerator 25 cu. ft., water, ice maker,
almond, $115, sink & faucet $10, com-
plete toilette. $30 chandelier. 810,..
hanging lamp. S7. kitchen aid dish
washer, $30, call 899-0497. t. p2/22
Used furniture for' sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfc3/1
-What does your.. LANDSCAPE need?
Restoration? :Renovation? A second
opinion? Call Kay at 229-5282.2tc2/15
Leisure Bay Hot Tub, 4 person capacity,
Excellent Condition, $1,750 OBO, paid
$3,000, call 229-6639 or 229-6854 ask
for Pam. tfc3/1
Oak Fire Wood for sale by truck load
or bundle, call 850-827-2245. 4tc2/1,
Elliptical Exercise $75, ping pong table
$75, child's easel $20, Pioneer Laser
Vision Disc player $50. punch bowl
irom Poland S50. call 227-2049. Uc3/l
Free Non-DenomirationalJ Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Christian & no-
thing else! Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929, Wewa-
hitchka. FL 32465 or 'E-mail your
request to Wewachurch@aol.com tfc3/1
1999 16x80 zone 3, like new 3 bedroom,
2 bath, EZ Financing. Call 1-850-763-
53O Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. foe, FL 32456
leff Po'ell, Owner
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
<; 'REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and .Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
K GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
, 6485474 sL I CENEEFC0010i9u0C r.un
i-ntte9iW41 to 1 i/ietau K
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-6883
Fine carpentry & architectural "details
repairs remodels -decks new construction
S. .,.Insured -License #RR0067190 .
SecondMate Handyman Service
If your Mate is Too Busy for that Odd Job, Call SecondMate
Ron Westmark 850-229-8334
0' obs" Locally Licensed & Insured ,."n .-p,,
ll. Also for removal of
f leaves and straw from
Sroof and gutter, call
Rodney Hall Roofing,
S25 fears Experience- a Inc.
'2026 Marvin Avenue Phone(8 50)
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 .
License #RC0067081 229-6859'
SC. R. SMITH & SON INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service! l
Web Design & Desktop Publishing
S-Full Site Design Four Color Printing
Marketing & Promotion Tri-Fold'Brochures
Our Web Hosting Business Cards/Stationery,
*Webshot Productions *
Call 827-2799 to see how affordable dazzling color really is !
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY! "
.51 N'IARVIN'S M
Po r c Stc i ooF L 3?4P ., C elI iI u(S.; li
J. C. Enterprises 202 Re, aAv...
fix 229 6041
Authorized Sales Center
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8-924 Mexico .Beach, FL 32 .'
Hanging Baskets Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Grounds Covers & Much More!
ST. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-2112
Coastal Design & Landscape, Inc.
Your total landscape solution!
3 Landscape design & implementation, wells & irrigation ',
..--r System, brick pavers, yard maintenance & more! :
AIR CODINNG ReERA IONEATN
.. ... SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
T WIWIE SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
ItrsH-s ,A.pA Trane MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES
10 Year Parts & Labor Arcoaire
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator F ic # R0067062
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire, FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Whale 1ew BraanICaomaf. rt
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6058 or 227-5373
\ NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
r 22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
HONEY Do LIST MAINTENANCE
No Job Too "Big or Small"
Over 20 Years Experience
Painting. general maintenance,
wood working, trim/finish work."
Home Maintenance no'job too small.
All Phalo. of home mairoienarce
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
BaltzeIl Ave. Phone 227-7229
Licensed and Insured
All Residential Const6iuction
*i '" k'
Free Estimates. RF0066770
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
C. 4.'s lawn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
I will work for you.
Phone: (850) 227-7777
218 Long Avenue. Port St. Joe, PL
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:;00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Boarding, Bathing, Grooming Cats and Dogs
Separate Cat Room Pick-Up & Delivery
Daily Exercise Premium Pet Food
Heating and Air Conditioning, (
Injured Animal Confinement
Experienced Kennel Supervisors
Long Term Boarding /
Multiple Sized Kennels
Veterinarian On Call l_
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
E Odor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr Water Damage Z
u.. Carpet Repairs Restretching Free Estimates Z
^ (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
WEWA SIDING & ALUMINUM
PREMIUM VINYL SIDING
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
VINYL.WINDOWS SEAMLESS GUTTERS
FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS
HURRICANE STORM PANELS & SHUTTERS
227-5986 OR 639-2942 ANYTIME RROO10,
Cusrom Kirchen and Barh
THE CABINET SHOPPE
Mize Plumrbirng, Gl '? & Supp'ly, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COAIMERCIAl Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO051008, ERO01161.8
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
TRADES and SERVICES
3, Zone 3 double wides, 2 single, Zone
3's. Now will sell for invoice price. Call
1998. 16x80 Zone 3 loaded, $21,900.
Everything Included. Call Brad at 1-
NOW OPEN NOW OPEN NOW OPEN
Terry's Bike Center
731 1st Street, Port St. Joe, FL
Come check out the good deals
on two wheels, Seyal 2tc2/22
For Sale, Yorkle puppy, male born Nov.
18th, very smart, very playful and lov-
able. Loves to walk on the beach, paper
trained, had all shots, $250, call 647-
Mexico Beach, new 3 bedroom, 2 bath.
cathedral ceiling, custom siding & win-'
dows, large lot, big trees, 800 ft to ocean
on quiet dead end street, 401 Texas
Ave., $139,000 with possible owner
House for sale in 'Highland View on 2
lots, 3 bedroom, 1 bath., living room
with fire ;place. For more information
call 227-3425. 4tc2/15
Lots and Land For Sale
Gulf front lots from : $149,900
Waterfront lagoon from' $48,900
770 acres north of Wewa. $600.00
Dalkeith 94 acres $103.400
Dalkeith, 189 acres $207,900
Dalkeith, 15 acres $60,000
Bay view at Cape San Bias 39,900
More tracts available. Special Financing
Available. Century 21 Gulf 'Coast
Realty. Call Preston Russ at 227-2160,
Ext. 26 or 800-600-1298, Ext. 26.
Corbell Construction Company has one
custom built,3BR/2BA home, 1504 sq.
ft., CH/A, 576 sq. ft. 'garage, within
walking distance to dedicated beach in
Mexico Beach. Home has too many
extras to list. Low maJnt. vinyl siding
w/cedar, trim. Exc. investment
opportunity at $127,000. Call for
appointment 648-9440, 420 Drive
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.
3BR/2BA house on 2 lots .in
Wewahitchka. Fenced in. backyard
CH&A $60,000. 639-2339 tfc3/l1
2 bdrm block home, appliances includ-
ed. S27.500, no owner frinarifcrif, call
For Sale in Overstreet, Firehouse Road,
3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath, fixer upper, 4
acres with sheds, wells, chain link
enclosure. Call 850-229-8474 after 5:00
We now ave a
courier service from
Port St. Joe to
Panama City ,
Van leaves at 10:00 AM
every morning. Drop off and
pick up at American Screen,
160 Cessna Drive,
Port St. Joe
Cost is $30.00
To Lowe's, Home Depot,
All items must be called
in and have available
at check-outs. Please*
remember, that this is a
small item courier service.
Not intended to take away
from local businesses.
Home for sale, 2007 Long Ave. Call 850-
647-2411 for more information. 4tc2/15
3Br, 2 Ba, 2 yrs old, tile floors, Berber
carpet in bedrooms, Jacuzzi tub in mas-
ter bath, 2040 sq footage including dou-
ble carport and storage, call 229-2624.
House for sale: 176 Charles Street,
White City, stone/stucco, exterior,
3Br/2Ba, den w/FP, liv. room, kitchen,
1 car garage, fenced back yard, $73,000
(850) 827-6722. tfc3/1
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. 6tpl/25
For Sale, Bay Front Home on
Constitution Drive, 3 bdrm/2 bath 229-
1973 Harley Davidson Sportster, com-
pletely restored. Will trade for lot in St.
Joe area, call Jim at 227-8695; 2tp2/15
Wanted, someone to give tennis lessons,
call 227-3714. I. tc2/22-
Looking to buy used 4 wheeler in
good condition. Call 229-8122 before
5:00 P.M. tfc3/1
Real Estate, would like to purchase lot
'or. home with owner financing, in
Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, or sur-
rounding area call 706-321-8292.20otc2/7
Wanting to buy, used surf boards,
canoes, and kayaks, call 227-3682
Sr. Citizen is wanting to buy small
house In Port' St. Joe or Oak Grove, call
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0001-,.19
Trie Gulf County Board of County Comnlissionera
will receive bids from an) person, company or cor.
portion interested in providing the following
Financing Fire Truck (South Gulf
County Fire Department)
$88.350.00 5 Years Annual Payments
Delivery Date must be specified.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER.
Bids wilt be received until Monday, March 12,
2001 at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blud Room 148. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
Attest: /s/Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
2tc. February 22 and March 1, 2001.
5 a* Saw 9 7f 5K/
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. IN AND ,
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 00-198 i.
EQUICREDIT CORPORATION OF AMERICA. ,
Fl lnlll. .
WILLIAM LYNCH: SHERRIE LYNCH:
and CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS l
BANK OF PORT ST. JOE.
NOTICE QF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that. pursuant 10 an order or
a final Judgment of foreclosure entered In the above ,
captioned action. I will sell the properra siluated In
Gulf County. Florida. described as:
Lot Sixteen (16) and South One-Half (1/21 of Lot
Seventeen .(17), Block One Hundred Thirty 1130). "
UnIt Number Twelhe 1121. of the St Joseph's
Addition to the City of Fort St Joe. Flonda. accord-
ing to plat thereof recorded April 13. 1982 In Plat
'Book 3, Page 27. public records of Gulf County.
at public sale. to the highest and .bes bidder for
cash. at the front lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida at I 1.00 a na
EST on the'9 day of March. 2001. WITNESS my
hand and seal of said Court on 2-,8-01.
Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
By' /s/ T Knox
SiDNEY E LE\IS. ESQUIRE
500 Law Exchange Building
24 North Market Street
Jack =,,r'.llle. Flonda 32202
2tc. February 22 and March I 2001
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf'
Cc.untry Board of County Commissioners will hold a
Spublc hearing to consider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING DEVELOPMENT'
REQUIREMENTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF,
REGIONAL IMPACT IDRII. APPLICATION AND FEES'
'FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND NON-
RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN GULF COUNTY;i
FROMI-hTiNG THE DEVELOPMENT POLICIES OF,
GULF COULTI LaND DEVELOPMENT REGULA-'
TiCrNS ILDRI ARTICLE II AND GULF COUNTY ORDI-)
NPjANCE NO 5 09. F'RC,\IDirjG FOR THE REVIEW
OF THE GULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ..
OBJECTIVES GOALS AND POLICIES. AND PRO-f
'IDlDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
*Complete ordinance on f'le in the Clerk s Offilee"
The public hearing will be held at 6 05 p.m E S.T.
on February 27. 2001 in the County Commslsionekr'
meeting room In the Robert M Moore
Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse
Complex. In Pnrt St. Joe. Florida. ", ,:
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER':
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA "
BY: NATHAN, PETERS, JR., CHAIRMAN!
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERtK
2tc. February 15 and 22.2001.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0001-18
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida. will receive sealed bids from any person,'
company or corporations, Interested In providing to
Gulf Countw the following:
One (1) 2000 model or newer SUV .
-,4 door -:A/T V-8 Engine ..
Delivery date must be specified. ..
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit' oi
specitled date will be set at 650 00 per day.
PiFeac indicate oh the envelope that this i'2
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER. and what the BID
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock, pm., E.S'i4.
February 26. 2001. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court. Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil
G Co-tin. Sr Blvd Room 147. Port St Joe. Florida
The Board reserves the right to reject any bid.
BOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Nathan Peters. Jr.. Chairman
/s/ Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
2tc. February 15 and 22, 2001.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Boa d oroDoe.1 to amend and adopt policies., as pro.
'ided for in the Administrative Procedures Act. for
the pur pse o bringing said policies Into compliance
wilt Florida Statutes and State Board of Education
SUmmary: The following Is a brief description of
each proposal change.
2000-2003 Special Programs and
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with Implementation'.
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BEHELD AT:
Time: 6:00 P.M.. E.T.
Date: Tuesday, March 6. 001
Place: Board Room, Gulf County
School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St Joe. FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be Inspect-
ed during regular office hours at the Gulf County
School Board Oflce. 150 Middle School Rd.. Port St.
Special legal authority under wlilcli the adoption Is
authorized and the law being implemented and
interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Deborah
Crosby. Coordinator of Exceptional Student
Education and approved for consideration by Jerry
E Kelley. Superintenden .
2000-2003 Special Programs and
2tc. February 15 and 22. 2001
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
File No.: 01-0004-CP
IN RE: Estate of .
MICHAEL TED BURTON,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of MICHAEL'
TED BURTON, deceased. File No.: 01,-0004-CP. Is
pending In the Circuit Court, for Gulf County.
Florida Probate Division. the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street. Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT All persons on whom this Notice is served who
have objections that challenge the validity of the
will, the qualifications of the personal representa-
tie. venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required
to file their objections with this Court WTTHIN THE :
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY'
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice Is served with-
In three months after the date of the first publication
of this notice must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of the first publication of this Notice
Is February 22. 2001.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Clayton R. Sfreti. Esquire
P. 0. Box 1186
Panama City. FL 32402-1186
Fla Bar No. 054305
/s/Rita Faye Thompson
Ppst Offie Box.87 ,
Wewahitchka. FL 32465
2tc., February 22 and March 1, 2001.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373.
Florida Statutes. the following applications) for
water use permits) has (have) been received by the
Northwest Florida Water Management District:
Application number 105980 filed 02/09/2001
Department of Environmental Protection. Dead.
Lakes State Recreation Area. 3900
Commonwealth Blvd Tallahassee. FL
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of 2.500 gal-
o; ns per day from' the Floridan Aquifer
System for Public Supply use by an existing
; '. facility. ,', ,; o
General withdrawal locations) in Gulf County-
T04S. RIOW. Sec. 13A
Interested persons may object to or comment upon
the applications or submit a written request for a
copy of the staff reponls containing proposed
agency action regarding the applications) by writiUng
to the Division of Resource Regulation of the
Northwest Florida Water Management District.
attention Tern Peterson. 152 Water Management
Drive. Havana. Florida 32333-9700. but such com-
ments, or requests must be received by 5 o'clock
p.m on March 8. 2001
No further public notice will be provided regarding
this (these) applicatonls). Publication of this notice
constitutes constructive notice of this permit appli-
cation to all substantially affected persons. A copy of
the staff reporils) must be requested In order to
remain advised of further proceedings and any pub-
lic hearing date Substantially affected persons are
entitled to request an administrative hearing regard-
ing the proposed agency acuon by submitting a writ-
ten request according to the provisions of 40A-
1.521. Florida AdministraUve Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency Action will be mailed only to per-
sons who have flied such requests
litc. February 22. 2001
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME ACT
NotiUce Is hereby given that the undersigned pur-
suant to the -Fictitious Name Ac. Chapter 865.09
Florida Statutes will 'register with the Florida
Department of State upon receipt of proof of the
publication of this notice the ictitious name. to wit:
Bay St Joseph Care and Rehabilitative Center
under which we are engaged in business at 220 9th
St., Port St. Joe. FL 32456.
Dated this 22 day of January, 2001.
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
A NATIONALLY CHARTED BANK. AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE MORGAN STANLEY
'CAPITAL 1; INC.. COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES. SERIES
By: /s/Ronald E.nSchrager
Title: Vice President
lip, February 22,2001.
IN THE CIR CUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THIE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 01-0008-CP
IN PROBATE .
IN RE: The Estate of
JAMES L. FAISON
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
JAMES L.;FAISON. deceased, File Number 01 -0008-
COP. Is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
SFlorida, Probatq Division. the address of which Is
GlIf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.
SB(vd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address
of the Personal Representative and his attorney are
set forth below.
All Interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by an
Interested person on whom notice was served that
challenges the validity of the Will, the qualifications
of the Personal Representative, venue orjurisdiction
ALL CLAIMS.: DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOTSO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration February 22. 2001.
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH. GIBSON & SCHOLZ. P.A.
206 E. 4lh Street
P. ) Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
,., (850). 229-8211.
'' ATrORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO 0066806
/s/ JOYCE S. FAISON
2107 Long Avenue
Port St Joe. FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE '
21c. February 22 and March 1.2001.
ST. JOE NATURAL GAS COMPANY. INC.
NOTICEOF CUTOMERSERVIE HINC
The Florida Public Sen Ice Commission will
hold a customer service hearing on St Joe Naiural
Gas Company. Inc 's rates and charges The hearing
will commence at the time and location shown below
and will continue until all witnesses hare been
heard CUSTOMERS WHO WISH TO PRESENT TES-
TIMONY ARE URGED TO APPEAR PROMPTLY AT
THE SCHEDULED HEARING TIME SINCE THE
HEARING MAY BE ADJOURNED EARLY IF NO WIT-
NESSES ARE PRESENT TO TESTIFY
6 00 p m.. Monday. March 5. 2001
Gulf'County School Board
150 Middle School Road
.' Port St Joe. Florida
The purpose of the service hearing ia to take tesiu.
mony from niembers of the public on the petition by
St. Joe Natural Gas Company. Inc. to Increase its
rates. The Company will present a brief summary of
Its case and then members of the public may pre-
sent testimony. All witnesses shall be subject to
crossexanmination at the conclusion of their testi-
Any person requiring some accommodation at
this hearing because of a physical impairment
should call Ute Florida Public Service Commission -
Division of Records and Reporting at 185014113 6770
at least 48 hours prior to the haring Any person
who Is hearing or speech Impaired should contlacit
the Florida Public Senrvice Commission by using the
Florida Relay Service. which can be reached at I.
800.955 8771 ITDDI
Ite. February 22. 2001,
STATE OF FLORIDA
CONSOLIDATED NOTICE OF INTENT TO
ISSUE WETLAND RESOURCE PERMIT
AND PUBLIC EASEMENT TO
USE SOVEREIGN SUBMERGED LANDS
This consolidated notice of intent to issue set.
land resource permit and public easement to use
sovereign submerged lands (File No 23-0162?335
001-DFI to install approximately 8.484.5 linear feet
of subaqueous electrical cable %la a jet plow embed.
ment method Impacting approximately 0 10 acre
submerged sea grass bedi and approximately 2252
square feet of emergent vegetation bermeen Black's
Island and the mainland. Sections 10. 11 a 3
Township 9.South. Range I I.West. Gulf Countn.
Florida'. Class II Waters, Approved Shellfish,
Harvesting Area. Aquatic Preserve. Outstanding
Florida Water, Latitude 2943"50" Longitude
85-19'58- Including as mitigation- II channel mark-
ers will be installed to identify the channel ta
Presnell's. the channel to the existing dock on
Blacks Island, and the navigable vater between. 21
a regulatory conservation easement will be placed
over all wetlands on the Island. 31 a proprietary con.
servation easement will be placed around the islanic
to limit the construction of any future dock con.
struction (the exisung structure plus 3 exenmpt
structures), 41 a long term agreement mil be record.
ed Including limiting the existing dock to 1200
square feet of structure and 4000 square feet ofpre-
empted area. limiting the 3 additional docks to 500
square feet each and terminating ocer bare bottioni
areas with mooring of non-motorized watercrll't
only. and maintenance of the na. igautinal markers
51 restore and monitor any sear through submerged
vegetation that the project leaves, and 6) restore and
monitor 29.000 linear feet (5.1 ratio) of prop scarred
sea grass beds near the project area. Is hereby
granted unless a sumcient petition for an adminis-
trallve hearing Is timely filed under sections
120 569 and 120 57 of the Flonda Statutes as pro-
vided below. The procedures for peutitioning for a
hearing are set forth below. The actual terms of
the public eaiement will be formally executed
at a later date and shall include provisions for,
rents and such other provisions as normally
are Included in such public easements.
A person whose substantial interests are
affected by the Department's action may petition for
an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes.
The petition mast contain the Inlormauon set forth
below and must be filed (received by the clerk) In the
Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard. Mail Station 35.
Tallahassee. Florida 32399-3000.
Because the ,administrative hearing process Is.
- designed to redetermine final agency action on the
application, the fing of a petition for an adminis.
trative hearing may result in a modilicauon of the
permit and easement or even a denial of the appli-
cation Accordingly. the applicant is advised not to
commence construction or other activities under*
this permit/easement until'the deadlines below for
filing a petition for an administrative hearing. or
reqtCest for an extension of time have:expired.
Under rule 62-110 106(41 of the Florida
Administrative Code. a person whose substantial
interests are affected by the Department's acuor,
may also request an extension of time to file a peti-
tion for an administrative hearing. The Department
may. for good cause shown, grant the request for an
extension of time. Requests for extension of time
must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of
the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard.
Mail Station 35. Tallahassee. Florida 32399 3000.
before the applicable deadline A timely request for
extension of Uime shall loll the running ume period
for filing a petition until the request Is acted upon If
a request Is filed late. the Department may sutll
grant it upon a motion by the requesting party
showing that the failure to file a request for an
extension of time before the deadline was the result
of excusable neglect.
In the event that a timely and sulliclent peu-
tion for an administrative hearing Is filed, other per-
sons whose substantial Interests will be affected by
Sthe, outcome of the administrative process have the
right to petition to intervene in the proceeding.
Intervention will be only at the discretion of the pre-
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The City of Wewahitchka Board of Commissioners will ;
hold a PUBLIC HEARING,AND FINAL READING OF `
ORDINANCE on Monday, February 26, 2001 at 7:00
PM at City Hall to consider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THEE CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA ORDINANCE 6-10-91-2, SEC-
TION 8, ESTABLISHING A RE-CONNECTION FEE
FOR TURNING ON WATER SERVICE AFTER
SERVICE HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED FOR NON-
PAYMENT, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
The Ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the'
Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours,,
7:00 AM 4:00 PM, Mon. -, Fri. All interested parties
may appear at the meeting and' be heard with' respect'
to this proposed Ordinance.
City Clerk 1,t, 2/22/01
ALL GULF COUNTY WATER SYSTEM CUSTOMERS
For your convenience, a "DRIVE-BY DROP iOX" has been installed at
the corner of the Robert M. Moore Administration Building locked at the
Gulf County Courthouse Complex, 1000 Cecil 0. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida. This box is marked Gulf County Water Systems and can be
accessed by vehicle. If you have any questions, please contact the Gulf
County Water Department, (850) 229-9005.
...__ _.,.. *-',: ;L':'.." : :';.n. "' ..* *2tc, 2/15 & 22/01
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka Board of Commissioners will hold
a PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL READING OF ORDI-.'
NANCE on Monday, February 26, 2001 at 7:15 PM at City'
Hall to consider adoption of an ordinance with the follow-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA AMENDING, REVIS-
ING, THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA AND ADOPTING NEW
TEXT TO ADDRESS SCHOOL SITINGS PURSUANT
TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMPREHENSIVE
PLANNING AND LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
TION ACT (CHAPTER 163, PART II, FLORIDA
STATUTES), PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the Office
of the City Clerk during regular business hours, 7:00 AM -
4:00 PM, Mon. Fri. All interested parties may appear at'
the meeting and be heard with respect to this proposed
City Clerk lic, 2/22/01
I PETS I
siding officer upon the filing of a motion in co.:n.I|h
ance with rule 28-106.205 of the ."l...-ia,
In accordance with rules 28-106.111(2) and
62-110.106(3)(a)(4), petitions for an administrative',
hearing by the applicant must be filed within 14;
days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed
by any persons other than the applicant, and other.
than those entitled to written notice under section '
120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, must be filed withy
In 14 days of publication of the notice or within 14'
days of such notice, regardless of the date of publIl'-
Under section 120.60(3) of the Florida
Statutes, however, any person who has asked the
Department for notice of agency 'action may file a:
petition within 14 days of such notice, regardless o(
the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petitioiy
to the applicant at the address indicated above al,
the time of filing. The failure of an' per orn to file .a
petition for an administrative hearing is provided
below within the appropriatq.tin.e periCod shall :or,',
stitute a waiver of those rights. I ,
A petition that disputes the material facts di
which the Departlment's action Is based must con-
tain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency'
affected and each agency's file or Identification num-I
ber, If known; '
(b) The name. address, and telephone numbl r
of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone:
number of the petitioner's, representative, If an%'
which shall be the address for service purposes dur-
Ing the course of the proceeding: and an explanation
of how the petitioner's substantial Interests are on
will be affected by the agency determination;. .
(c) A statement of when and how the petition-,
er received notice of the agency decision:
(d) A aLtatemient :ifail ol.iuted i-s-uea or' matre;
rlal fact. If trere are none the peituon malu_ o Irdl.'
ate;(e) A c:ocie .At.ternent .I the ulunate actL-
alleged, incliOirig the ;pecifi": ic'. tnai ume petll
tioner contends ,' ariant re erial or nc.iificni.urn of
the agency e proposed acton ard
li'l 4 aUien. ent oI the s.cil'lc rule or Lutuies
thal the petillotner ,:onrtnds require re'er3sil ormod.-
ificaLlon of tre agen:., t- propo. .;d tcion u
(g) A statement of the relief sought bi tie
peitiuoner. i iing precis.-ly the action that the petil
lloner lines- ltie a2ernc., tc, uhce itn respect to the
agency's proposed acut:ton
A peuuon that doe; not dispute the material:
facts on wh[cn the Department s- action Is., based
shall state that no such facts are In dispute and oth-
erwise shall contain the same information as set
forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301. Under
sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Flprlda
Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing must
be dismissed by the agency If the petition does not
substantially comply with the above requlremefits or
Is unumel\ filed
This action is final and effective on.the date
filed with the Clerk of the Department unless. a peti-
tion Is filed In accordance with the above. Upon the
timely filing of petition this order will not be effective
until further order of ithe Dep3tnmern
Tnis permit :.:.,rntitute- an order ol the
Department The a pf-.ll.-:ant has the right eek
judicial e, lew f the .,.deur under secuo. r 120lI 8 of
the Florida Satutes. b' the filing oi a notice of
appeal under rule l ,10 t' he Florida Rules of
Appellate Procedure hi'h the Clerk of the
Department in the '-ilce i' General Counsel 3900
Commonwealth "Boulevard, Mail Station' 35.
Tallahassee, Florida, .32399-3000; and by Illing a
copF of the notice o1 the appe l accompanied by the
applii-.,cble lirig i-'- h i- the appropriate district
court of appeal Th3e notice of appeal must be filed
within r30 d 5 s iron. the date when the final order Is
filed wrm the Clerk ..f the De.3rtrlenf R.:que-ts for
reieas tel'ore the Land and, V ,. cr ,Ajl dictator,
ionin',-i-5.in r bust be 'file.a1 ilh he y5. :rretr .'it lne
CMrlrii ;ion nrid -ert-,l on l i,e.'cFpnJrierl %Althin
20) days from the d)e nren the final order i. killed
with the Clerk of the Department.
'Th-e applic' U,:-n i. s 3i ,able r,:r public Inspec-
ion during nornial nu.jr .'-:5 hourE 8:00 a.m; ,to .
i 00 pm Mondar t.hruga fricia ':..:cpt le~a no. 1
Days atl epa nelt .:.1 En'ir.--nenial Protection
2353 Jenk Aenue. fPanani. C'r FNloi, 121 40
ltc. February 22. 2001.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf
County Board of Couin, o nomir-ai.orrrs ala ri.nla
public hearing to consider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title:
AN ORDINkNCE PEGULATING SIGNS AND
OrTDOOR AD' ERTISIN SG i THIN "THE
RO'AD RGHT-.F-"%AIS rF 'I.LF ,_-r:Uir.. .
FLORIDA fIR '.i1,IIIG F',RF THE FRC'OHIBI
Til',H OF SI.nrqs ,-r GUL'LF C L')NT'i RIGHT
OF-WAYS; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PRO-
VIDING FOR CIVIL INFRACTION FOR VIO-
LATION OF THE ORDINANCE; PROVIDING
PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE
ORDINliCE PRFO''.iDiNG FO>R REM:A.'AL
C.F ILir F,.'L Si..r! niilT I THE C( LN.
7'Y RIGHT OF .''.'tiS .'F C,'l_ -,L"C 'l.lrTO i
PR':vi)DING FCR FEPEL IOf .P.E'INANC-.E
88A3 AND PROVIDING FO'R AN EFFECTIVE
DATE. Complete ordinance on file In the
Clerk's Office *
The public hearing ill be held at 6:10 p m., E.S.T.
on March 13. 2i,2i::i in the :c-unt., Commissioners'
Meeting room' in the Robert 11M Moore
Administration Building, Gulf County Courtlou .se
Complex, in Port St. Joe. Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR., CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BiRMINGHAU CLERK
2tc, February 22 and March 1,.2001.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners will hold a
public hearing to consider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title: '
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO FRAN-
CHISEE. THE NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO
ERECT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE IN.
UNDER. OVER, ALONG, ACROSS THE
STREETS. LANES. AVENUES, SIDEWALKS.
ALLEYS. BRIDGES, HIGHWAYS, EASE-
'MENTS DEDICATED FOR COMPATIBLE
USES AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES IN
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THE SUB-
SEQUENT ADDITIONS THERETO, TOW,
'ERS. CABLES, AND ANCILLARY FACILI- ,
TIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCT-,;
ING, OPERATING. MAINTAINING. AND
REPAIRING BROADBAND TELE-COMMU-
NICATIONS NETWORK. TRANSMISSION'
AND DISTRIBUTION BY CABLE OF TELEVI- .,
SION SIGNALS FOR A PERIOD OF TEN (10)
YEARS: REGULATING THE SAME; AND
PROVIDING FOR COMPENSATION OF THE
Complete ordinance on file In the Clerk's
The public hearing will be held at 6:05 p.m., E.S.T.
on March 13, 2001 In the County Commissioners'
meeting room In the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse
Complex, In Port St. Joe. Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR., CHAIRII~A
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERK
2tc, February 22 and March 1, 2001.