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Arizona Chemical Buys Land
34-Acre Plant Site Purchased From St. Joe Company
Arizona Chemical recently
signed and completed a purchase
agreement with the St. Joe
Company for the land on which
its Port St. Joe plant is situated.
The land that Arizona Chemical
purchased is approximately 34
acres and is bounded by U.S.
Highway 98, State Road 382,
Kenny Mill Road, and Chicken
House Branch Creek.
Larry Stowell, vice president-
Arizona Chemical, said that the
company is proud to be property
. owners in Gulf County. "We're
committed to Port St. Joe. This
land purchase enables us to con-
tinue to be an important part of
the community. Our plant has a
rich history in the area. and our
ties here are strong. We hope that
our relationship with our 'neigh-
bors here will continue to
strengthen and grow."
Arizona Chemical's Port St.
'Joe Plant Manager Hal Beyer said
that the whole Arizona Chemical
Port St. Joe team is pleased with
the land purchase. "With the land
purchase complete, our team will
continue to focus on customers
and being a solid corporate citi-
zen-concentrating on safety,
environmental compliance and
St. Joe Timberland President:
Clay Smallwood was at the plant
last Thursday, February 22nd, to
formally hand over the deed to the
property. He noted that the sale to
Arizona was critical to keep jobs.
in the community.
"We're (St. Joe Company)
committed to keeping good paying
jobs in the community This
may not be economic develop-'
ment as much as economic reten-
tion," Smallwood said of the sale.
Through a cooperative agree-
ment. a portion of the proceeds of
the transaction will also be used
to beautify the property adjacent
to Highway 98. in front of the
The company's Port St. Joe
plant has been in operation since
1957. Prior to Arizona Chemical's
purchase of the plant in 1986, it
was :owned by Glidden and
Sylvachem. Today. the 95 employ-
ees at the plant manufacture tall
oil rosin, tall oil fatty' acids, dis-
tilled tall oil, and rosin esters that
are used in the adhesives. oleo-
chemicals and specialty markets.
Arizona Chemical. a division
qf International Paper, is head-
quartered in Jacksonville. and
has eight manufacturing plants in
the U.S.iand seven in Europe.
The company is a global sup-
plier of pine chemicals to the
adhesives, inks and coatings and
oleochemicals markets. Arizona
Chemical also has research and
development capabilities and a
network of sales offices through-
out the world. The company
employs 2,000 people.
Natural Gas Rate Increase
Public Hearing March 5th
Sheriff Frank McKeithen
apparently has "moves" that
Gulfs criminals have not seen
yet. "Say You Saw It" in this
week's issue of The Star. More
dance photos on Page 9A.
Days in Mexico
Residents and visitors ,to.
Mexico beach, are only beginning
to see some of the'positive change
planned to take place within the
city over the next several months.
SThe new city council has set
its sights on several projects,
some of which have .already come
to fniition. Dune walkover con-
struction and canal access
Concerns have. been placed on the
In fact. the city in cooperative
S efforts with the Mexico Beach
Community' Development Coun-
cil,' Inc. has completed one dune
walkover and started work ,on
another. .They also have pur-
'chased a new dredge which will
assure better canal access to and
- :from the Gulf of Mexico for resi-
dents and visitors to the area.
While the products of beauti-
;fication and community improve-
nment projects will not be immedl-
ately forthcoming, steps have
already been, initiated which
should unveil significant results
iby the beginning of tourist season
Currently, city administration
is gearing up to receive bids for a
street paving project that will
qommence on the west end of the
city and move eastward.
Mayor Kathy Kingsland stat-
ed, "One- of my goals is to see
:every street in Mexico Beach
;paved'during my two-year term."
: Additionally, the city is taking
initial proactive steps to acquire
permitting for dredging the interi-
or .of the Municipal Canal and
permitting for sand acquisition
from the west side of the canal's
entrance to be used for a FEMA
funded beach nourishment pro-
: The City of Mexico Beach has
also applied for a beautification
igljant from the Florida
Department of Transportation to
enhance the city park between
30th and 32nd Streets.
(See MEXICO BEACH on Page 3A)
The Florida Public Service
Commission (PSC) plans to hold a
public hearing on March 5; to dis-
cuss an application for a perma-
nent rate increase by St. Joe
Natural Gas Company, Inc. (St.
Joe). The utility serves approxi-
mately 3,409 residential, commer-
cial and industrial customers in
Port St. Joe. Mexico Beach.
Wewahitchka and unincorporated
areas of Gulf County.
All customers of St. Joe are
inmvted to attend the hearing,
which will be held at the Gulf
County School Board Room
located at 150 Middle School
Road in Port St. Joe on Monday.
March 5. at 6:00 p.m., ET.,
St. Joe filed a petition for a
permanent rate increase with the
PSC on December 15. In its peti-
tion, St. Joe is requesting an
annual increase in revenues of
$551,923. The company cites
three reasons for its decision to
seek a rate increase:
* St. Joe has experienced a sig-
nificant, permanent loss of rev-
enue due to the bankruptcy of
its largest customer. Florida
Coast1Paper Company. L.L.C.
.3t. Joe seAks to take advantage
-of opportunities for growth pri-
manly in Mexico Beach and
* The cumulative effects of infla- '
tion and .ordinary customer
growth over the more than 30
years since:St. Joe's rates were
first established by the PSC
have eroded earnings well
below the level presently
authorized by the PSC.
The PSC is conducting a cus-
tomer meeting in St. Joe's service
area to hear and respond to cus-
John Hendry (left) and Phillip Gaskin look over project plans.
Local Firm Awarded Initial
Arvida Construction Contract
Arvida, a St Joe Company,
has awarded its first construction
contract at The Point, the new
110-lot beach front community
two miles north of Port St Joe, at
Dixiebelle Curve. Port St Joe-
based South Eastern Mechanical
:Contracting Inc. will connect The
'Point with the existing waterline
that 'runs along the side of
Highway '98, between Port St Joe
and St, Joe Beach.
Arvida Project Manager, John
Hendry told The Star that SMC
will begin work immediately. "I've
been looking forward to starting
construction at The Point and,
though this is only a small part of
the development program, it's an
important first step. I'm particu-
larly pleased that we've been able
to award this contract to a local
firm. Arvida has from the begin-
ning emphasized that The Point,
and subsequent Arvida communi-
ties, will help sustain existing jobs
and create new ones in Gulf
County. Buying local products
and services is' part of this strat-
Hendry went on to emphasize
that this will be the first of several
-contracts awarded to local busi-
nesses. 'We are close to awarding
contracts to at least two other
Gulf County firms so I'm looking
forward to making more
SMC employs between 15 and
50 local people, depending on
work load. Phillip Gaskin
President of SMC, said he was
delighted to have won the first
contract at The Point and is look-
ing forward to further opportuni-
ties in the future.
The Point will have a full
range of amenities, including
underground utilities, city sewer
and water, paved roads, walking
paths, community docks and nat-
urally landscaped areas. Lot sales.
at The Point will begin later this
tomer comments on quality of ser-
vice. rate structure, and other
Issues relating to the proposed
PSC staff is scheduled to
make a recommendation regard-
ing the rate increase to the
Commission 'on May 3, and the
Commission vote on this matter is
scheduled for the May 15 Agenda'
More information on the pro-
posed rate increase is available by
contacting the following PSC per-
For technical information, call
Lee Romjg at (850) 413-6422; for
legal information, call Deborah
:-Hart at (850) 413-6216; and for.
general information, call Barry
Ray at (850) 413-6111 or Robby
Cunningham at (850) 413-6129.
Gulf County commissioners
are in the process of expanding
their current $,1.3 million road
paving project to $3.225 million
through an extension of the
current road bond issue.
Several of the major roads on
the list are being wholly or par-
tially funded by state grants and
matching grants, which makes
the value of the paving contract
far exceed the actual value of the
Some of the major roads on
the list include--
project, funded through a 75/25
*County Road 5 (prison
access road from Highway 22)-
$700,000 project, 40/60 match-
*Gulf County Shipbuilding-
$1 million project, 100% state'
*Roadway under the Highway
98 overpass fronting new busi-
nesses-$75,000 project, 100%
*Doc Whitfield Road (Howard
Creek Road)-$1 million project,
75/25 matching grant pending
*Lake Grove Road (Dam
Road)-renovations to old
dam/bridge, $250,000 grant
The project also includes
approximately $750,000 in new
and resurfacing construction
across the county equalling
$150,000 for each of Gulf
(See ROADS on Page 3A)
From left are Hal Beyer, Clay Smallwood and Larry Stowell.
Sen. Lawson Holds
Pubhli Meeting; ..
Jobs and Security ?'s
Senator Al Lawson (D) hosted
a public meeting in Gulf County
last Thursday evening in the Gulf
County Commission meeting
The senator outlined for those
present a list of several commit-
tees to which ,he, has* been.
'appointed for the coming session.
Those included serving on the
Education Commit-tee, Natural
Resources Committee (vice-chair),
Ethics in Elections Committee,
Government Produc-tivity and .
Efficiency Committee, and the
The major concern of ques-
tioners during, the meeting was
voiced by several Gulf Corrections
employees who were concerned'
about losing Career Service secu-
rity and privatization of the prison
Changes to the Career Service
security system are being dis-
cussed in House committee meet-
ings in Tallahassee and have
drawn much concern from state
workers. There have also been
rumors about privatization being
a possibility for several months.
Sen. Lawson said he thought
corrections workers had a good
chance to continue to be protect-
ed, but he felt there would be
some changes ultimately made to
the Career Service system. He
also spoke out against privatiza-
[;,U.a w;.1m. ,' .'
tion of the prison system, stating
that the state could do a better
job of running the prison system
than private sector businesses.
These same questions sur-
faced during a recent visit by
State Representative Bev Kilmer.
Governor Jeb Bush, Rep.
Kilmer. and former Senator Pat
Thomas were very actively
involved in efforts'toward opening'
to GCI annex after the paper mill
shut down and the county's
unemployment rate soared to over
In a statement received from
Liz Hirst at the governor's office
Monday of this week, the governor
put to rest any rumors that he is
pushing for privatization of the
She reported a statement
from Governor Bush saying he
had no intentions of seeking pri-
vatization of the corrections offi-
cers in any way,, shape, or form.
Furthermore, there were no plans'
to build any more private prisons,
especially not in this area of the
Another important issue to
this area is dog fly spraying.
Funding for spraying had not
been included in the governor's
original budget plan, but Gulf
County and coastal communities
across the state have been active-
(See LAWSON on Page 3A)
Comm. Nathan Peters, Jr. (right) presents Sen. Al Lawson with
photos of the Cape San Bias Lighthouse and the Dead Lakes.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001
EDITORIAL COMMENTARY Hunker DOWn W ith Kes by Kesl.ey C
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR Priceless .
It's Not What
You've Done, But
Who You Know
What am 'I doing? After spending eight very long years
anxiously awaiting the day I wouldn't have to see, write, or
hear about William Bill "Slick Willie" [not to be confused with
this Willie] Clinton on the T.V. every time I turned on that dial
.... "Heeee's baaaack."
Like some kind of curse, X-president Clinton has once
again managed to embarrass the entire population of the
United States of America, and is giving his dead level best act-
ing job to "slick" his way through the ordeal.
It will be a little more difficult this time though. You don't
even hear any of his old Democratic political cronies shaking
the bushes very hard sticking, their necks out to defend
Clinton. In fact, I've heard rumblings of disenchantment from
places I never thought I would even from the national news
media, whom I credit with helping pull the wool over the couin-
try's eyes over the past eight years anyway.
.This Marc Rich guy really tops- the cake. Here's a person
who swindles mega millions from the government, slips out of
the country before facing his charges, renounces his citizen-
ship, and takes up residence in another country.
Rich's now former wife, Denise. contributes money to the.
Democratic party, Clinton's presidential library and, of course,
Hillary Rodham "Just call me Miss Slick" Clinton's senatorial
campaign. She also gave a few gifts to the Clinton family, but
promises that no strings were attached to any of these contri-
So, naturally for some unknown reason in the final hours
of the Clinton presidency, he decides ol' Marc needs.a pardon.
Seems to me he has already pardoned himself. It's not like he
was sitting behind bars in prison for the past few years, writ-
ing weekly letters of apology to whom it may concern.
To my knowledge, I don't even believe he spent one night in
jail so, what's there to be pardoned for? Marc has been liv-
ing the life of Riley across the' big pond, laughing 'at "ur judi-
cial system .. ,,.. .. ... -
Maybe instead of a pardon, Clinton viewed his 'aIdtions as :
more of an opportunity for Marc Rich to return from his vaca-
tion abroad. But, Marc was just one of 176 last minute par-
dons. His half brother, Roger, was included on that list and
Hillary's brother, Hugh, received $400,000 for his help in get-
ting pardons for a few folks too 'Course Hillary and Bill
didn't have any idea about that stuff, and Hugh decided he
would return the money because he got caught.
Oh, yeah. when the Clintons were leaving the White House,
they accidentally loaded up a little extra furniture they didn't
mean to take-$28,000 worth of which is being returned, and
they wrote a check for $86,000 to cover some' other goods they
plan to keep such as flatware, china, and artwork.
There .has been. a.whole lot ,of cheating and lying going on
here and it's almost like he and Hillary have taken one last
parting shot-as if maybe to say, "We did it our way and there's
nothing you can do about it."
I almost feel .sorry for New York. They probably didn't real-'
ize just how dysfunctional this family: was when they elected
Hillary to the Senate. 01' Bill has the morals of a snake and
now Hillary's playing the snake charmer's flute-and they have
tricked me into wasting ink writing:about their improprieties
I was in a hurry. As usual. I'd
eaten a quick cold cut trio at
Subway and was vaulting into my
truck when I spotted them. I
slowed a minute. ..
It was an elderly couple. I
would guess mid to late seventies..
They were eating in the car. They
had the windows rolled about half
way down to let in a little bit of a
pretty nice late February day. And
they were in no hurry. Believe me.
a two second cursory peep
revealed that these folks hadn't
been in a hurry in a long time!
It took a full thirty seconds 'or
the gentleman to get his sandwich
up to his mouth, where he exam-
ined the partially eaten meal as if
figuring his next teeth hold.
Slowly, he moved in on the pre-
thought-out attack. His wife made
him seem like he was in super-fast
I felt sorry for them.
They were just sitting
parking lot. Eating alone.
I got my key in the ignition but
still I lingered. He had been a
working man. You could see it in a
hundred lines running across his
face. This fellow had led. clothed.
and housed his family with pnde.
The hand that lifted his lunch was
a little weaker now, but you could
see where the strength had been .
He chewed with a precision-
.like thoughtfulness. This guy was
no fool! Anyone that careful about
each .bite had thought through
more than one tedious situation in
his time. Nothing helter-skelter
If ever he'd
had a handsome
face. time had dissolved it. He was-.
n't unpretty mind you, he was sim-
ply wearing a lot of years. And I'd
bet he'd seen a hard day or two--
and I'd bet just as much he sur-,
vn'ed them! If anything, this guy -*
was a survivor. He had that certain
tilt about him. He could manage, it
was written in every line ....
I thought of the military. He"'
might have easily withstood the''
onslaught at Pearl Harbor. Or per-
haps he slugged it out in the rain
soaked jungles of New Guinea. Or-'.
stormed ashore at Omaha Beach'"
on a dreary, damp morning in
June of 1944.
I wondered if he had been a'
policeman. Perhaps in a big city. '
He could have saved a number of
lives. I studied 'him a little deeper.,,
Maybe a factory worker. Putting in
his forty a week, month after
month. year after year-'the very
model of consistency that markeR
so many of his generation. Maybe
it was not exactly the "Easy Rider,"
fun run through life. But it was 61
such men that this country wa'
He could have been a scho4L
-teacher. You think about the UiyN
he would have touched! The'more
examined, the less I thought ie
"was from the city. Mid-wes.t
Maybe a farmer. I could see hini'
perched on that 4020 John Deer-_
He turned slightly toward dme'i
as if he sensed my stare. I' cranked
the car and reached for my seal-
For a quick instant I thought
of going over..
Youi just know he hbd.some
tales to tell! But I don't think y.ol
would have gotten much out of
him. There was something private
behind those eyes. They -were
friendly enough. But he didn't
appear to be the type that would
spout on and on-especially about
I couldn't see the wife as" welt
she was on the other side. She was
nodding her head. Whatever ht
was saying, she wvas in agreement
The years couldn't hide her bea*
ty. Nor her gentle nature. Nor tl*
strength oflckiJrter that had helO
them together through thick and
thin. 'Course, it was hard to be
dead certain positive in such
quick study, but in my heart, I
knew she had walked side by si
with this man since Shirley Temp
was a pup.
I wondered if they had weatlf-
ered a great tragedy in their lives?
I could see them leaning on each
other .... and becoming stronger
for the ordeal. ,
I felt a little guilty eavesdrop-
*ping like this. Still, I tarried .
I'll bet you a dollar they were talk-;
.ing about their children. And'
'grandchildren! She smiled now,
and nodded. again.. A happy
moment from a half century ago
possibly recalled-you think
maybe a late night ride in an old T-
They didn't need many words.
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
Gulfs Governing of the Past Was A Mouth-Watering Experience
ALL OF THIS publicity
recently about the renovation of,
the old courthouse inr
Wewahitchka. has stirred up
memories about the many days I
spent attending the county com-
mission meetings held in the old
courtroom of the old building.
I read Kes' thoughts of the
old building, and couldn't help
but think, he could have a field
day resulting in at least a year of
column subjects, had he wit-
nessed those old meetings.
Already, he has noticed the indis-
pensible accouterment-the spit-
toon-with which the old room
Those weren't just for decora-
tion. They were a necessary part
of the decor. If it hadn't been for
the spittoons, strategically placed
about the 'room, many an
attendee of court sessions would
have drowned for the' need to.
This necessity wasn't limited
to the spectators or witnesses
either. The main characters, con-
Written by Wesley Ramsey
ductingg the court sessions used'
these cuspidors as much as, or
more, than the visitors to the
FORMER STATES attorney,
the late. J. Frank Adams, used
the cuspidors regularly.: If he.'
came into the courtroom without
a chew, he soon located a juror or
a witness who masticated regu-
larly, and asked that person for a
J. Frank would chew mighti-
ly on the. borrowed cud, spitting
and pacing all the while, and
conduct his examination of the
..witness, waving his arms and
gesturing all the.while. He would
punctuate his "'act" with a
grandiose,, approach of: the spit-,
toon heiehappened, to be using,'
where he would let a giant wad of
spittle go, resulting in a resound-'
ing ring when it hit the bottom of
A part of -:r old',courthouse,
maintenance man's job 'descrip-
tion used to be a daily cleaning'-
and polislhing of the vessels.
They were a necessary item'.
and they were treated as such.
OF COURSE, J. Frank was'
n't the only court official to use
the cuspidors on a regular basis.
Circuit Judge Warren' L.
Fitzpatrick always delighted in
presiding over court sessions in
Gulf County. As a 'matter of fact,
he lived in the county in order to
make his presiding here more
The judge would enter the
courtroom, search for a cuspidor
immediately; and take his seat.
He would dip his head behind the
bench, stuff his cheek with a
chaw, lean back in his chair and
close his eyes-the better to cogi-
tate on the matter at hand.
When the judge needed. to
give input t: a particular trial, he
would make a production of lean-
ing over to spit, ,wiping his lips,
and giving his opinion.
I -'sometimes wonder, if court
could have progressed in those
days, if it wasn't for the cuspi-
dors placed strategically about
the room and a ready supply of
COURT DIDN'T HAVE to be
in session for the cuspidors to get
a workout either!
Like I said, earlier, the coun-
ty commission held its twice
monthly. meetings in the court-
room, too. Court wasn't held'
every day then, like it is now.
.Not every commissioner.,
chewed, as a regular thing;, but ,-
one of them would bring the,
package of Beech-Nut, and pass
it around for everyone to take a.
morsel, or two, forcing them to
use the cuspidors, eventually.
Way back yonder, Jim
Daniels and T. D. [Doc] .
',;:ers-used. tobacco, regularly. I
suspect old Doc even went to
.sleepi-w.ith a chew in his mouth.
SThe board would get into a
serious discussion about some-
thing, 'and eventually Doc would
lay the newspaper down he was
looking at, wallow his tongue
around his chew, expectorate
across the .table into the cuspi-
dor, and precede his pending
remarks with, "Now, see here!"
Once, the board was dis-
cussing just where they were
going, to locate the new court-
house, after it was decided by the
votei-s to place it in Port St. Joe,
he leaned :back, spit, and said:
"I've lived in Gulf County all my
life and .know'every crook and
cranny' of iti You .can put that
courthouse wherever you. want to
and I'll find it!"
He did, tool
TOBACCO CHEWING wasn't
all that went on in the old court-
room at county commission
At every commission meet-
ing, they would have a recess at
about half-way through through
the session. Sheriff Byrd Parker
would then usher the commis-
sioners into the prisoner's dining
room, adjacent to the courtroom,
where he would treat them-and
me-to a piece of the best-tasting
sweet potato pie you ever tasted!
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Port St. Joe,'Florida 32456
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL *THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001 PAtGE 3
* "Stinking Stuff" and Lighthouse Marker
Top Gulf County Commission's Agenda
Gulf County commissioners
may have been breezing their way
through Tuesday's regular meet-
ing so as not to miss the tip-off of
Tuesday's basketball play-off
That's not to say they didn't
have time to discuss a stinking
situation off Highway 22 near the
Bay County line.
"What is that stinking stuff?"
asked Commissioner Carl Fox ...
"Treated sewage from Bay
County," responded Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford.
S"Is that legal?" asked Fox.
"Yes, it is," Danford retorted,
explaining that the Department of
Environmental Protection had
approved the dumping.
The board spent several min-
utes discussing the smell which
was noted as being rather pure,
original,. or maybe fresh.
Whatever the case, they agreed it
* .; was offensive and wanted to do
something to clear the air.
Commissioner Carmen McLe-
more asked the board attorney,
Tim McFarland, to review the
legal implications of the dumping
activity and see if the board could
take action to flush the smell.
Seeking Historic Marker for
BH Lighthouse Site
Danny Raffield, speaking on
behalf of the St. Joseph Historical'
Society, requested board support
to place a state historical marker
near the site of the Beacon Hill
lighthouse, adjacent to Beacon
Raffield reviewed some of the
history of the lighthouse and
showed a video reproduction of
film shot during the early '40's.
Raffield lives in the old lighthouse
keepers quarters which were
moved to Simmons Bayou and
The board agreed to apply for
a grant for funding of the project
and agreed to the placing of the
marker. Raffield said the histori-
cal society would foot the bill for
all expenses beyond what the
grant would pay for.'
Historical society members
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also asked the board to help
maintain the site in as near its
natural state as possible.
In Other Business
eBoard Chairman Peters
advised the board that there had
been an inquiry from a business
interested in locating at the
Industrial Park complex.
*The board accepted the low
bid of American Screen and
Awning to do storm shutter work
as recommended by Emergency
McLemore announced plans for
District l's Annual Spring Clean-
up which will begin on March
.12th. Residents are asked to sort
and place items for pick-up on the
right-of-way on the 9th.
*The board passed three ordi-
nances concerning development
Holds Busy Meeting
Wewahitchka city commis-
sioners had a busy evening dur-
ing their regular meeting Monday
The board dealt with three
ordinances and one resolution
during the, meeting. Commis-
sioners unanimously' adopted an
ordinance establishing an after
hours reconnect fee of $50 for city
water/sewer customers. Hook-up
to water and sewer during normal
working hours is currently $20
Board members also unani-
mously passed an ordinance
revising the city's comprehensive
'plan for school sites. This was
done in- order to, stay in compli-,
ance with state requirements and
guidelines. They also:
*Held the first public reading
of an ordinance to accept
Investment Policy of Florida
Municipalities' proposal to bver-
see city employees' pension/trust.
*Set new hours for Lake Alice.
Park as follows-the park will be
open from sunnse until midnight.
CST. A resolution was passed
establishing the new hours.
Commissioners gave approval
for Pam Smith to move into a
mobile home she wishes to locate
in the Pity. She has "30 days to
make several repairs to the struc-
ture or her permission will be
Amanda Strange approached
the board voicing a grievance
complaint against City Manager
Don Minchew. After discussion,
Mayor Ray Dickens agreed to look
into the complaint and report
back to the board.
of regional impact, a cable televi-
sion franchise, and amendments
to the sign ordinance.
-From Page 1
Tom Sawyer Days
What promises to be the most
significant proposed project in
enhancing the appearance of
Mexico Beach is a series of sched-
uled beautification projects that
Mayor Kingsland has named
"Tom Sawyer Days."
For those who remember
Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and
the character's motivational skills
in acquiring labor in "White
Washing the Fence." an apprecia-
tion should be forthcoming lor the
city project named for this char-
Rest assured, however, that
unlike Twain's character, Tom,
initiators in these projects will be
working side by side with recruits.
For Mexico Beach, Tom Sawyer
Days will be a series of Saturdays
where community leaders, citi-
zens, and business owners donate
their time, matenals, and exper-
tise to beautifying city parks and
entrances to the city.
"No one person nor one orga-
nization can accomplish what a
whole community can if it bands
together," noted Mayor Kingsland.
The foundation, of, "Tom Sawyer
Days" will be getting businesses,
residents, and city leaders togeth-
er on a given Saturday and paint-
ing, reconstructing, and refur-
bishing a particular site.
The first location on the agen-
da is the city's Canal Park.
Already. several area contractors
have pledged time and materials
to revamping the pavilion at this
park and others.
"What we need mainly are
willing participants who will dedi'-
cate four hours of their Saturday
to the task of painting the park's
fencing and pavilion." added
The first session of this
community event will take place
on St. Patrick's Day. March 17th,
beginning at 9 a.m.. CT. Hot dogs
and drinks will be on hand for all
,'.i For further informatiohn
' regarding donations of time,
matenals and/or financial assis-
tance please contact the Mexico
Beach Community Development
Council at 648-8196. Any and all
assistance will be very much
appreciated in this endeavor to
improve the community of Mexico
Folks talked with Senator Al Lawson after the meeting.
Law son From. Page 1
ly lobbying legislators. senators
and the governor's office stressing
the importance of the program.
Sen. Lawson said that the pro-
gram has been placed back in the
-From Page 1
County's five commission dis-
According to Gulf County
Building Official Michael
Hammond, the board is hoping to
bid the project within the next 60:
Morgan Keegan is the bond-
ing agent reworking the current
bonding. obligations. State and
federal road funds received by the
county will continue to be ear-
marked to repay the bond issue.
The current issue is due to be'
paid off in 2009. The extended
agreement will add five years to
the pay-off date.. The extension
does riot include an extension of
the 6t local option gas ta-\. which
is' also due to expire in 2009.
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I think n hen He made us.
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Tell others of Jesus. .
Sand Hi-.s s:ul saving Pi l
If you're wrinkled with burden,
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He tells the saved tl Ee fisher of men,
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To exercise dl, Uy a3nd alk witi the Lord.
ill keep us all in one accord
When He cleans us up He relieves all stress.
We're then too blessed to be depressed
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Some other items discussed
included-funding for phase II of
the construction of a new Gulf
County Health Department, nat-
ural gas prices, sewer system
extension funding. education
issues. fisheries and oystenng .
regulations questions, school
health, landfill regulations, etc..
During his closing remarks
Sen. Lawson told everyone pre-,;
sent he had an open door policy
and 'welcomed visitors to his'
Tallahassee office. He also
pledged to work hard for the peo-
ple of Gulf County, stating he
Would be seen in the community..
more and more.
(From Page 2).
Their minds had grown together .
with their hearts.
It was hard not to like these
folks! They didn't even notice wheri
I pulled off. They were in their own
world. I began to understand why.
they were out in this parking lot.
They wanted to be! They didn't
need the hustle and bustle of the
crowded eating place. They didn't
have to put up with the noise. the.
music . all they had ever need-
ed was each other.
And they were smart enough
to know it!
I didn't feel sorry for these
folks. I envied them!
I wasbackat th offcei
I was back at the office in
three minutes. "Kes. you've had
five phone calls, your one o'clock
appointment is here, don't forget
you have to be in White City, at-
Kesley, are you listening?"
"Tell them I will be with them
in a minute. I'll get back on the
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PO. Box 220 502 Cecil G. Costin Blvd. Port St. Joe Florida 32457
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001
The Collegians in
Concert At Dixie
Zebe Schmitt, co-chairman for the Garden Club Planning Committee is shown speaking to commit-
tee members about plans for further beautification of downtown Port St. Joe.
Garden Club Planning Committee
Makes Plans For PSJ Beautification
The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts will present, for
the sixth concert of the 2000-
2001 season, The Collegians, a
35-voice male chorus from Florida
State University. This concert will
be held at the Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola on March 4, at 4:00
Professor Larry Gerber, con-
ductor to The Collegians, received
degrees from Fort Hays State
University in Kansas and from
Colorado State University. He was
associated with the Santa Fe
Opera and the Merola Opera of
San Francisco and he taught at
the University of Alabama before
joining the Florida State
University music faculty in 1979,
as a vocal teacher and conductor
of The Collegians. This accom-
plished group of young men will
present a varied program, from
traditional German and Latin lit-
erature to Aaron Copland, Gilbert
and Sullivan and the FSU "fight
The Ilse Newell Concert
Series, sponsored by the
Apalachicola Area Historical
Society is a 501-C-3 educational
corporation in Florida. A $2 dona-
tions requested for each concert.
For further information, call
Eugenia Watkins, Chairman, at
S From a blonde tiny mite to a .
grown young.lady i a blink of our ey'e!
/ .. (
The Planning Committee of
the Port St. Joe Garden Club met
last Tuesday with various leaders
of the community. The. meeting
was an informational one for the
committee, which is coordinating
the planning schedule for the
David Warriner, George
Duren, Bill Kennedy, Paula
Pickett and Jeannie Mims each
gave an update on the plans of
their companies or associations
for the downtown area. Roy Lee
Carter, Gulf County Extension
Agent and Ann White,
Landscaper. gave information on
coastal and native plantings.
Richard Henderson gave a presen-
tation on banners and logos rang-
ing from historical coastal, to
Many ideas are being formu-
lated by the committee to assist in
beautilcation plans of our lovely
town. The committee would like to
see a cohesive plan of city leaders,.
civic organizations and citizens to
have our town a showplace for the
coastal area. Great strides, have
already been performed in the
Reid Avenue area, which is quite
striking. Several improvement
plans are currently underway for
the Highway 98 area. The goal is
to see a visual feast for anyone
dr'iqng through or visiting our
Alexandria Dawn Strickland
It's A Girl!
Lesley and Mike are the proud
parents olf Alexandria Dawn
Strickland. She was born at Gulf
Coast Medical Center on January
11, at 2.48 p.m. She weighed six
pounds. 15 ounces "and was 21
Her proud grandparents are
Pete and Nancy Dimitrijevich and
Karlton and Beverly Strickland.
Jamboree Mar. 10
.New _'Beginnin6 Life and
Praise Pentecostal Holiness Chu-
rch along with its pastor R. Glen
Miller, would like to invite the
public to their New Beginning
This ground breaking festivity
will be held on March 10th at
10:00 a.m., CT. at 4349 State
Hwy. 71 in Wewahitchka, just
north of Brian Setterich Road.
There will be 'a gospel sing
featuring gospel singers from all
over the south, and a, fish fry
including catfish with all the trim-
mings. A donation of $4.50: is
asked for the dinner.'
So take your a lawn chair and
an empty stomach and go out and
join in of a day of praise, fellow-
ship, and good eating.
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FRUIT TREES .
LANDSCAPING PLANTS *
WEWAk,!i KIAhJ~ 4INARD1:']
Drv a ltte, av a- ot .
town from the entrances to the
exit. The initial project will be a
beautification of their own yard as
an example of some of their ideas.
The Committee is co-chaired
by Pauline Pendarvis and Zebe
Schmitt. Members of the commit-
tee are DeLaine Henderson,
Anitra Norton, Louise Parker,
Jean Fortner, Gladys Kleski,
Sherrill Russ, Frenchie Ramsey,
and Jeanette Palmer.
to Women's Club
The Wewahitchka Women's
Club met February 14th at Gulf
Coast Electric, Inc. in the
Conference room with 23 mem-
bers and one guest present.
Maureen Mitchell, president,-
conducted the business meeting,,
Hazel Quick gave the devotional
Betty Kent, chairman of Home
Life, had as her guest speaker,
Janie Turner. volunteer manager
of Hospice. She spoke about the
need for compassionate volun-
teers to give support and compan-
ionship to patients and their,
families. All Hospice volunteers
receive a free specialized training
course in non-clinical, services to
assist primary caregivers with
care and support of patients and.
their families. For more informa-
tion contact Janie Turner at 785-
Plans were finalized for the
annual, Pancake Breakfast at
MNaxnes, March 17th with 8:00
a.m. and 930 a.m. seatings.
Tickets are on sale no%\. 'Proceeds
will support the scholarship fund.
Betty Holloway announced
that Daniel Jordan, representa-
tive in the \Vashington youth Tour
won and will be going to
Washington in Ju.ne.
Barbara Shirley Scott, Madge
-Semmes, and t Sue de Abreu
hosted the ESE birthday party for
"five birthdays There were 14 stu-
dents and two teachers celebrat-
Hostesses for the day were
Thelma Lynch, Lorraine Norton.
and Kathryn Outlaw.
id Avenue Port St. Joe
March 3, 2001
All Coats, Jackets & Sweaters
Goodwill Works So People Can.!
Fred Hapner, case coordinator, Becky Bateman, Judge Fred
Witten. and William R. Garrett, program attorney for Guardian ad
Litem pose for a picture after Ms. Bateman is sworn in as Gulf
County's newest Guardian ad Litem volunteer.
Guardian ad Litem Needs Volunteers
Guardian ad Litem volunteers
are powerful voices in the lives of
.-'*.abused. abandoned." and rieglec-
ted .children in :the, comiLnuAfty.
Volunteers are needed to speak
up for children in Gulf County.
If you are at least 19 years of
age and would like to be a voice
for a child, then you are encour-
aged to consider becoming a certi-
fied court appointed Guardian ad
A class is now being planned
for May. If you would like a
brochure and an application or
have any questions please feel free
to call the office at 1850) 747-
5180. Join the Guardian ad Litem
. and speak up for a child.
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Drapes & Curtains Working Appliances
Artwork Tools Books Furniture Antiques Clothing
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Next to GeriCare Assisted Living and Beacon Hill Park off Highway 98
. STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001 PAGE 5A
Wayne Parker, president of National Shutters, has plenty of help during his ground breaking cere-
National Shutter Breaks Ground
SNational Shutters Inc offi- expressed his thanks to 'those Homestead. Approximately:
ially kicked offconstructon of its involved in helping bring his com- people will. be employed to
5,000 square foot manufacturing pany to fruition. ate a complete line of
pa1nt during groundbreaking cer- National,. -Shutters is under shutters for contractors as %
emonies recently, construction on a two-acre plot of retail sales.
-n"AHl T UjJcI Ly d f (dLLJ I U .11 r~. in hn rhe,
* Wayne Parker, president and
owner of National Shutters,
property cijacentIIIL LU Coessnac uv
at Costin Airpark light industri-
al/retail park near Jones
I11 all remains on s1l e* u- IIe.
start-up is expected in March.
FHP License and
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
arid vehicle inspection check-
points from March 1st through
8th on SR-71 near John Bailey
Road, SR-71 near SR-381, and
SR-71 near CR-274.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects,
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment..
In addition,' attention will be
directed to drivers'who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an el'fective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Flonda
ensuring the protection of all
The Bay Wash and Charlie's Quick Lube, located on Highway 98
at the overpass on Highway 98. held their official grand opening cer-
emonies this past Saturday. Shown in the photo from left are Bay
Wash owner Richard Hance, Charlie's Quick Lube owner Charlie
Stevens, Bonnie Stevens, three of their grandchildren, Shirley
Ramsey, Chamber president, Hiram Nix, and David Warriner.
T Cheese Grits |
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Now Featuring '. .
from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.,
203 E. 4TH STREET PORT ST. JOE
Fried Chicken F
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Broccoli & D
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Federal Credit Union
will hold its
Monday, March 5, 2001
at 7:00 p.m.
in the Marion Craig Coliseum
at Port St. Joe High School
All Credit Union Members
are Invited to Attend!
We will also be giving away PRIZES
following the Business Meeting
which include a DVD Player, Stereo,
Cordless Phone/Answering Machine, and 4
many valuable prizes donated by our Local Merchants!
h CREDIT UNIONS"
Where people are worth more than money. TM
Dr. May and Donna Thursbay are shown providing dental care to
one of the many patients seen on "Dentist With A Heart Day."
,2nd Annual Dentist With
A Heart Was a Big Success
The second annual '"Dentist
with a Heart" charity event was
even a bigger success than last
year, says- Dr. Frank, D. Nlay.
D.M.D. of Port St. Joe. 'We treated
38 people, and delivered over
812,000 of dental services :to
needy people in our area.'
"Dentist with a Heart" is a
charity that provides free dental
services to needy people on
Valentine's Day each year. and
,this is the second year that.-Dr.
. May has sponsored this event at
his office. 'My staff decorated the
office with hearts and balloons.
and we had flowers brought in, so
the patients would feel a little
more comfortable. says Dr. May.
"Many of these people have not
been to the dentist in a long time.
and we wanted to help them relax
Dr. Nlay wanted to give special
thanks to his team. since they
worked without pay all day and
into the night and decorated the
offlie on their own. 'I have one of
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Anealia Bush. dental
hygienist volunteers her ser-
vices for the special day.
the best teams of professionals in
the dental field,' adds Dr. May.
'they really are the number one
asset in my practice.'
Fillings. extractions. bonding.
and cleaning were the most com-
mon services provided, although a
number of other procedures were
also completed. Dr. May's hygien-
ists, Linda Wright and Anealia
Bush, worked hard to not only
clean patient's teeth, but to edu-
cate them about proper home
care. ."Many of the patients that
we treated today had never had
their teeth cleaned, and no one
had ever informed them of all of
the things you can do at home to
save your teeth,' added Wnright.
"We felt like people left here not
only with dental treatment, but
also with new knowledge that will
help them and their families save
Dr. May wants everyone to
know that without the support of
all of his patients in this area, he
would not be able to provide this
charitable service. "This entire
area has supported me and
allowed me to have a very suc-
cessful practice," says 'Dr. May;-
"and with God's blessing and the,
continued support of my patients,
S,,'will be. here next year for the-
third annual Dentist with a
Ribbon Cutting Set
.The Butcher Shoppe, located
S'on Williams Avenue in. Port St.
Joe; will hold official grand open-.
ing ceremonies on Thursday,
March 1, at 1 1:00 a.m. The
Chamber of Commerce invites the
community to participate with
them as they welcome. one of Port
St. Joe's newest businesses.
The Butcher Shoppe, owned
by Mike White and Derrell Chitty,
specializes in custom meats.
The Capital Area Chapter of
the American Red Cross has a,
new way to notify you when
threatened by severe weather.
Whenever there'is a thunder-
storm, tornado, hurricane, or
other severe weather, watch or'
warning issued in the area you,-
can receive an e-mail alert with a
link to a local, weather radar
To join the Severe Weather E-
Mail Alert System send an e-mail.
to firstname.lastname@example.org with your
name, e-mail address and the
county you live in or visit the web
site at www.tallytown.com/red-
You Could Be A Winner!
The Mexico Beach Depart-
ment of Public. Safety Explorer
Post 343 arid the Gulf County Jr.
Deputies are collecting donations
for a giveaway from which some-
one.will win a dinner for two and
a one-night stay at a local motel.
Please support these two
youth programs as their members
contact area residents for dona-
tions. The giveaway will be held
on Saturday, March. Oth,at a
wrestling event in Wewahitchka.
PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001
AARP Drivers Safety Program to Assist Mature Drivers
The all new edition #5, AARP
Driver 'Safety Program is being
sponsored by the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe.
It will be held at the church,
located at 1001 Constitution
Drive in Port:St. Joe, on Thursday.
and Friday, March 8th and 9th, at
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., ET.
There are no examinations,
no driving tests and no chance of
losing your license.
Classes -will be presented in
two four-hour sessions over a
twio-day period, .instructed by
Dick McLaughlin a fully trained
AARP volunteer. It is a Driver
Safety .Program for all those dri-
vers 5.0 years of age and over. A
certificate will be issued upon
completion of the program that
can get you a discount on your
auto insurance. These certificates
are good for three years, then the
course must be taken again.
There is nothing to lose but a lit-
tle time, with an awful-lot to gain.
Gov. Bush Recognizes
Black History Month
Florida Governor Jeb Bush invited guests
from all reaches of the State of Florida to
attend the annual Black History Month program
held recently at the governor's mansion.
Bush appointees. Inspector General Marcia Cook and Secretary of Lottery David Griffin, were
. among those in attendance, noted Dr. David Langston who spoke about the governor's passion and
concern for minorities.
"His indication to raise the bar in education to help all children to compete in the American
system, and become productive citizens is quite impressive," stated Langston.
Above, Langston is shown with Governor Jeb Bush and with Sharon Street and Mrs. Jeb Bush
To cover some of the expenses a
fee of $10 per person, preferably
in the form of a check made out to
AARP, will be -collected.
The highly effective, driver
program, approved and encour-
aged by the state and federal gov-
ernments, all law enforcement
agencies, etc. is being presented
to reduce traffic accidents, viola-
tions and fatalities for senior citi-
zens and their loved ones.
The aim is to show senior dri-
vers how to cope with the age
related physical changes they all
face, how to become more aware
of, and handle, hazardous road
and weather conditions. The pro-
gram will cover, the new laws,
highway signs and road mark-
ings, and the safety aspect of dn-
ving. Ways to handle the dangers
of alcohol, medications, and the
two in combination. Also covered
will be ways to avoid the criminal
His Name is PAWS
The winner of the Beaches
Lion's Club's $100 "Name the
Mascot" contest, was Thomas Lee
of Callaway. He submitted the
name PAWS, which was selected
by the Parks'ay Lions Club.
The Beaches Lion's Club also
has a new motto. People Always
Willing to Serve. And that is what
the International Lions Club is all
The club meets on the second
and fourth Wednesday at 1 1:30
a.m. at the Fish House.
while getting into, out of, and
while driving a car. The difference:
between aggressive driving and
road rage, and how, to handle
them. These are just a few of the
topics covered, plus much much
Again, who needs this course?
According to all government and
insurance company reports, every
driver age 50 and over needs to re-
evaluate their abilities on the
road. Please don't be one of those
people who believe there is noth-
ing more to learn because you
have been driving for 40, 50, or 60
years,. Millions of people that have
taken this course would prove you
wrong. Make your reservation
now since space is limited. Call
Oliver Taylor at 647-5848. Walk
ins welcome, if class is not filled.
"Help protect your home sweet home"
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Notice to Members of
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
2001 Nominees for Board of Directors
Three-Year Term Three Vacancies
.. It has been my privilege to
serve on the Tyndall Federal
Credit Union (TFCU) Board- of DTiretors.
During the past several years TFCU has
experienced excellent improvements in
membership, assets, and quality of service. I.
am proud to have been a part of Tyndall
Federal Credit Union's commitment to
As your Treasurer, it has been my
responsibility to oversee the financial
position of your credit union. I take this duty
seriously as TFCU has over $475 million in
assets and is very strong financially. Also, I
chair the Marketing Committee andserve on
the Budget, Strategic Planning, Personnel,
and Building Committees.
I retired from the Air Force after 25 years of
service. My educational background
includes a B.A. in Economics and a Master's
, '... Degree from the University of Virginia.
Additionally, I am a graduate of the Credit
Union Executives Society (CUES) Leadership
Institute and earned the designation of
Certified Credit Union Director. I desire to
continue to serve all members of Tyndall
Federal Credit Union and would appreciate
our consideration to re-elect me to the
TFCU Board of Directors.
U I I would consider it a
privilege to serve as a
member of the Tyndall Federal Credit Union
Board of Directors. I believe my community
involvement and willingness to provide the
best service to the members, along with my
work and educational qualifications, will
make me a valuable member of the Board.
My family moved to Bay County in 1984 with
my father who is an engineer at the Coastal
Systems Station. I attended Gulf Coast
Community College before moving to-
Tallahassee (Florida State University) and
completing bachelor degrees in .
Biochemistry and Chemistry. After -
graduation, I began working as a research.
chemist for Applied Research Associates,
Inc. ih-the Air Force Research Laboratory
located at Tyndall AFB. In 1998, I moved into
a newly established ARA Downtown Office.
To further my-education, I went back to
school and received a Master of Business
Administration (MBA) degree from Florida
State University, Panama City Campus in
I have been a Board member of the Bay
County Economic Development Alliance
since 1997 and served as the Chairman in the
year 2000.1 also serve on the Bay Defense
Allinc,-. ifoi '--rl. the BRAC Committee)
Board of Directors, which serves to
strengthen our local military bases against
closure and to provide an additional
mechanism for base personnel to interact
with the community.
I would appreciate your support for election
to the TFCU Board of Directors.
My name is Michael Russ
and I am eighteen years of
age; I currently reside in Chipley, Florida and
have lived there all of my life. I am currently "
attending Chipola Junior College and my
major is Criminal Justice.
I have several volunteer hours from
: participating in Teen Court and afterschool "
programs. While in the Teen Court program I -
served as a member of the jury, Foreperson
of the jury, Court Clerk, Lead Defense and
Lead Prosecutor. While in the afterschool
program, I helped tutor young students in
math, language, reading, and other various
subjects. I have also served as a Florida
Senate Page twice, a Messenger in the
Florida House of Representatives once, and
* had the honor and opportunity of meeting
the Governor four times through various
functions. As the Senate Page, one of my
duties included leading the Senate body in
the pledge. I also,had the esteemed pleasure
of meeting Connie Chung and Tommy
Lasorda. It would be a privilege and a
pleasure to serve on the Tyndall Federal
Credit Union Board of Directors. I would
greatly appreciate your support for me.
M. NELSON .
I would consider it a
privilege and honor to serve
on the Tyndall .Federal Credit Union Board -of
I grew up here in Panama City, as did my
family. I have been involved in several '
community service organizations and am a
past president of the Boys and Girls Club:of
Bay County and currently serve on the Board
of the United Way.
My qualifications include graduation from
'the University of Florida with a Bachelor of
Science in Business Administration/Finance
followed by 10 years in the Banking Industry
working as a Commercial Loan Officer in
Atlanta and as a Savings E Loan Branch
Manager in Orlando.
In 1994, I co-founded, with my wife, our own
business that currently employs 14 people. I
have a good understanding of the day-to-day
challenges that face small enterprises.
I believe that financial institutions have a
responsibility to their community to provide
innovative financial products and services as
well as leadership for overall economic
I would like to be a part of the success and
growth of our community by serving on your
Board of Directors.
I would consider it my
., i privilege to serve you as a
F member of the Tyndall
Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. I
have been a member of Tyndall Federal
Credit Union for four years and believe my
- qualifications will allow me to contribute to
continued success, growth and excellence in
I, recently retired from the Air Force after 25
years of service which included several
command positions. My most recent
assignment was the Support Group
Commander at Tyndall. In this position, I was
the principal base liaison to the Tyndall
Branch Office and worked closely with the
Branch Manager and key personnel. This
position also involved me in many different
facets of customer service throughout the
base, to which I am totally dedicated. I am a
strong advocate for equal
opportunity and treatment in all-
business practices. I have since
decided to reside in Bay County and
possess the time, energy and
dedication to actively serve the
Tyndall Federal Credit Union Members by
representing them on the Board of Directors.
My educational background includes
Bachelor of Science in Business and Master
of Business Administration degrees from
Miami University. Additionally, I have a
Master of Aeronautical Science Degree from
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I
desire to serve the interests'of all the
members of Tyndall Federal Credit Union and
would sincerely appreciate your
consideration to elect me to the TFCU Board
March 19, 2001
Balloting at all TFCU Branches
March 20, 2001
Balloting at all TFCU Branches
March 21, 2001
Balloting at Enlisted Club
(6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)
March 21, 2001
Tyndall Air Force Base
SDoor Prizes & Drawings
Voting from 6:00 7:00, p.m.
Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
Call to Order and Welcome
RO. Box 59760
Panama City, FL 32412-0760
Location and Time
Panama City Beach Branch
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
23rd Street Branch
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Port St. Joe Branch
(ET) 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tyndall AFB Branch
8:00 a.m.-4:3Q p.m.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001 PAGE 7A
L-LowEforcemn7t it ivim.
Kennington Has 25 Years of Service
George Kennington was recently presented with a 25 year
service award by GT Com. He received a 10K gold pin embla-
zoned with the GT Cornm logo, and he chose a JVC 20" Color TV
with remote as his service award. George began work with the
company in 1975 as an operator and presently works in the
Operations Department as a Plant Serviceman. Pictured, left to
right, are George Kennington and Jack Medley, Outside Plant
McMillian Marks 40 Years' Serivce
Jean McMillian was recently presented with a 40 year
service award by GT Com. Jean received a 10K gold pin embla-
zoned with the GT Com logo, and she chose a Howard Miller
Thomas cherish grandfather curio clock as her service award.
Jean began work with the company in 1960 as an operator and
presently works in the Operations Department as Service Center
Supervisor. Pictured, left to right, are Jean McMillian and Ferrin
Seay, Director-Network Operations.
Shrimp Crabs *
u *Great Hamburgers
-S Beer & Wine
Blue Bunny Ice Cream.
227-1670 On C-30A south of Port St. Joe
New Fall Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 12-8 p.m., ,
Friday -Saturday: 12-9 p.m., Closed Sunday & Monday
No LICENSE To MOTOR
Cecil M. Lopez, 51, of Eagle
Creek, Oregon, was arrested on
February 21st at approximately
11 p.m. by Officer Russell Burch
for driving while his license wau
suspended ot revoked. Burch
observed a vehicle safety violation
and initiated a traffic stop. Lopez
was taken into custody without
incident and transported to the
Gulf County Jail.
, No LICENSE, ILLEGAL POSSESSION
February 24th at about 11
p.m., Donnie J. Maynor, Sr., 35,
of Pensacola, was arrested by
Officer Burch for driving with a ,
suspended or revoked license
(felony/habitual traffic offender),
possession of cannabis -and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Burch observed a vehicle
safety violation, initiated a traffic
stop, and further investigation
revealed the license suspension
and possession of cannabis (less
than 20 grams), a pipe, and
rolling papers. Maynor was trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
OUTSTANDING WARRANT PicK-UP
February 26th at 1:30 a.m.,
Raymond D. -West, 20, of
Apalachicola, was arrested by
Officer James Stephens. The offi-
cer observed West's vehicle travel-
ing at 57 in a 45 m.p.h. zone and
initiated a traffic stop. Further,
investigation revealed that, there
was an active warrant out of
Franklin County for West's arrest.,
On April 6th, he was placed
on probation for driving while
license were suspended or
revoked and violated it by failing
to report to SACD, and railing to
pay ,c6st: of supervision. court.
costs and fines. West was taken .
into custody without incident and
transported to the Gulf County
Koran A. Peters,; 18, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested February
26th at about 3 p.m. by Officer
Stephens. Chief Jay Leffert
observed the vehicle that Peters
was operating traveling at a speed
of 55 in a 35 m.p.h. zone and ini-
tiated a traffic stop.
A query revealed that they
were suspended. A few weeks
prior to this stop Officer Chris
Teeter had issued Peters a cita-
tion for driving with suspended
Driver license. "Lefk"rt issued,
l'Peters a citation 'or speeding and
Stephens placed him under arrest
for driving while license are sus-
pended or revoked. He was trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail.
On February 26th at approxi-
mately. 3:50 p.m.,. Officer
Stephens took into custody a 16
year old juvenile on an active
According to the order, the
juvenile was placed on electronic
monitoring and home 'detention
and had avoided being connected
to the monitor by avoiding the
installer. The juvenile was taken
into custody and detained until
he was picked up.
K-9 SNIFFS IT OUT
While working a traffic detail
on Cape San Blas on February
20th, Deputy Ricky Tolbert
stopped a vehicle driven by
Timothy Williams, of Panama
City, for speeding. During the
stop, Tolbert's K-9 alerted to the
presence of illegal narcotics in the
Deputy ,discovered several
partially burned marijuana ciga-
rettes in the vehicle and a plastic
bag containing marijuana in the
suspect's sock. Williams, 32, was
arrested and taken to the Gulf
MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES FILED
On February 21st, Deputy
tim Wood arrested Ronnie Morgan
at his home in Wewahitchka on a
warrant for the sale of cocaine.
Morgan; was transported to the
Gulf County Jail, and as he was
-being taken into the, facility a pipe
for smoking illegal drugs fell out
Also. inside the jail. a quanti-
ry olf marijuana was found on his
person. Morgan, 46. wvas charged
with possession of marijuana.
possession of paraphernalia, and
.introduction ol' contraband into a
correctional facility, in addition to
the initial drug charge.
RECKLESS MOTORIST HALTED
Saturday, February ',24th.
,Deputy : Richie Burkett was on
Highway 98 when a vehicle
passed him 'at a high rate of
speed. forcing an oncoming car off
the road to avoid a crash. The
deputy caught up with and-
stopped the suspect car which
was being driven by 38-yeartold
Thomas Blevin, of Port St. Joe.
Blevin was cited for reckless
driving and driving with a sus-
,pended driver's license and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail, -
Burkett also'found 26 pills in
an unmarked prescription bottle,
which were later :identified as
Zanex; Blevin'was charged with
possession of prescription medi-
cine without a prescription.
FORGOT To CLOCK IN
Also on the 24th, Sergeant
Stacy Strickland stopped a vehi-
cle on Highway 98, near Dixde
Belle Curve, and while talking
with the driver found he had war-.
rants out of Bay County for fail-
ure to appear to a work program.
The driver, Mark Herring, F9,
of Port St. Joe, was placed unler
arrest and transported to the Gulf
RECENT BOOI6NGS AT THE GULF
S COi TY JAIL .
Tuesday, Ferua 2h-
John D. Holden, 38, W/M, of
Wewahitchka. grand thelt auto.
Wednesday, February 21st-
Gerald Glenn. 38. W/M. of
Wewahitchka. eight counts of sex-,
Sual battery on a child.
Sunday. February 25th-
Robin Dyer., 34, W/M, of
Monday. February 26th-
Lam-V Werts. 44. W/M, of Apopka.
-violation of probation (re: con-
tracting without license); and
Jermaine Fedd, 26, B/M,' of
Apalachicola. violation of pr'oba-
tion (re: possession of marijuana).
The Gulf County Sheriffs
Office has announced that its offi-
cers will be conducting vehicle
safety and driver's license checks
in Gulf County during the mdnth
Safety checks will be held at
various times during the next foul-
weeks at the following locations:
Highway 98 in St. Joe Beach; 4
Highway 98 east of Port St. Joe;
Highway 71 and Doc Whitfield
Highway 71 and County Road
From n Iit, are~
Rav n.'nd t'ill~niami,
and Freda l'inre
Prudential Resort Realty,
Franklin County, FL. Helen Spohrer and Rose Drye
of Prudential Resort Realty and 'Freda White and
Raymond Williams of Bayside Realty, Inc recently
announced that their companies have merged and will
operate under the name of Prudential Resort Realty.
The location of Prudential's fifth full scr',ice real estate
office will remain at 101 South Marine Street at the cor-
ner of Highway 98 in Carrabelle.
White and Williarts have been named as General
Managers for the Carrabelle office. White has also been
named as Executive Vice President of Prudential Resort
Realty. White is the co-developer and listing agent for
Franklin County's first golf.course community, St.
James Bay, which is now taking reservations for golf
course homesites. White is a law school graduate and a
real estate developer. Williams is currently serving as a
Carrabelle City Commissioner and is a former Franklin
Jan Stoutarimire, REALTOR, will continue to serve the
needs of the Carrabelle area community as a full time
sales associate. Stoutamire has been a REALTOR for
many years and is considered the area's leading Dog
According to White, "It just makes sense. Raymond,
Jan and I are from here, know the people, know the
property. And now we can offer better marketing ser-
vices, access to more buyers, and have Prudential's busi-
ness expertise and reputation backing us."
This strategic alliance promotes Prudential's growth in
eastern Franklin County including the marketing of the
new St. James Bay Golf Course Community.
Bayside Realty To Merge
'President Rose- Drye a twenty-two year veteran in the
real estate, industry and a Certified Real Estate
Brokerage Manager (CRB) leads Prudential's team
along with Qwner Helen Townsend Spohrer, a
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
and a member of the Florida Business Brokers
Prudential Resort Realty covers the Forgotten Coast
market area in Franklin, Gulf and Eastern Bay Counties
as a full service realty company with active residential,
commercial, investment and property management
divisions. It is an independently owned and operated
member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, a full
service residential and commercial real estate network
with offices throughout the United States and Canada.
71 Market Street
Toll Free (888) 419-2555
St. Joseph Bay Office
1520 Co. Rd. C-30
Toll Free (877) 808-1630
St. George Island Office
123 Gulf Beach Drive West
Toll Free (800) 974-2666
Cape San Blas Office
433 Cape San Blas Rd.
Toll Free (888) 227-2110
101 South Marine Street
Industry experts suggest car
& light truck owners have
their oil changed every 3
Stop. Go. Pe00nnzoiles.
Stop. Go. Pennzoil.
Boat Ramp Revamp Underway
Preble-Rish, Inc. engineer Bill Kennedy and inspector Jeff
Hinote discuss the Frank Pate Park boat ramp project with con-
tractors Mike and Chris Anderson.
* Change Oil
(Up to 5 qts. PennzpilTm-1OW-30 or 5W-30
* Change oil filter
* Check all fluid levels S
* Lubricate fittings K> AD AT TIME
766 Hwy 98 West Port St. Joe, FL
812 Highway 98 Mexico Beach M pOyM
Don't miss allf the "Music" and "Fun "]
each week atI /-.
AND F- u .
Saltuday 'N1gfil... Tfi' Somil, of 'ft'vin lacabd
in the New Upper Deck Lounge!!
*Highway 22 and Highway 22A;
* Highway 22 and the Bay County
* Highway 71, north .of
The motoring public is asked
to be cooperative and patient dur-
ing any delays created in this
effort to make Gulf County's road-
The Downtown Redevelop-
ment Agency will hold its monthly
meeting on Tuesday, March 13th,
at 6:15 p.m., ET. The meeting will
be held at Preble-Rish. Inc., locat-
ed at 401 Reid Avenue in Port St.
Joe: All members are urged to
HEARING AID CENTER,
618W. 23rd Street
Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids
Monthly Service Center
Sr. Citizens Center, PSJ
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PAGE SA THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001
From the Principal of
by Dr. Bill Truby
I am continuing on with the book
entitled The 7 Habits of Highly
Effective Teens. because I am giving
only some highlights, I encourage you
to read the whole book for yourselves.
A paradigm is the way you see
something, a point a view, a frame of
reference, or a belief. Paradigms are
either helping or hurting us. Here are
the basic paradigms that teens have
friend-centered, stuff-centered, school
-centered, parent-centered, sports/
hobbies centered hero-centered, or
even work-centered. While It is good to
have a sincere interest and be good in
something. there should be at the core
something more valuable, predictable
and stable: principles. Principles
never fail and allow the rest of our
lives to follow suit.
Do principles drive our lives, or
Relay for Life is under way with a
great deal of enthusiasm. The office
staff and the students are fielding
teams for the April 20-21 event on our
track. We are selling give-away tickets
City. Beach. Tickets are S2 each or 5
f for S10. Thanks Matt. for the selling
technique! Bakery Is also being sold
before school everyday.
The whole community was
buzzing after our great win over
Havana last Thursday night. Since
Havana was a #1 seed, our basketball
team should be mighty proud of its
accomplishment. Now we move on to
play another #1 team, Cottondale.
Gulf County should be exceptionally
pleased with the accomplishments of
The boys'baseball team is getting
a lot of games under Its belt, averaging
three games a week. The boys are
doing well as they await the beginning
of district play and the addition of
more players at the end of winter
Al, sports' season.
S The girls softballl team opened Its
-season with a rout of Bay High School.
Once again we look to field a very
strong team. The JV team will open
their season this week. The coaching
staff this year includes Coaches
S Former, Adams, and Butler.
The weight lifting team, under the
direction of Coach Flowers. has sever-
al meets lined up in the next few
weeks. The goal is. of course, to get to
the state meet. We are anticipating
that some of our boys will make it.
Speaking of state competition,
the results are in regarding our
Academic Team. David Ortiz. Rosanna
Ensley. Lindsey Carter. Kim Gaskin,
Ashley Padgett. Heidi Wiley. and Kim
McMilion vied for the nght to repre-
sent Wewa at Walt Disney World in
April. The top three listed earned that
irin After uwe check calendars we'll
Monday. As usual. our school
responded well to this opportunity to
help others. Thanks. donors and orga-
nizers for a great day!
TGIF was handled by the SCA
and Beta Club this past Fnday. SGA
sponsored Its annual Prom Attire
show, while the Beta Club formerly
announced its first Inductees. These
inductees are: Jamie Cain. Jeremy
Suber. Ashley WoHnski. Heidi Wiley.
Alex Chan. Abble Harris, Tera Nunery,
Christina Ward. Blake Rish, Cynthia
Stanley. and Renee Ardire. The Beta
Club is a service club that encourages
The Junior High TGIF was a sec-
ond round of "Who Wants to be a
Millionaire. Wewa Style." Contestants
earned a privilege for their class-
FCAT Writesl took place last
Wednesday. We had 1000o attendance
and participation thanks, gang. And
indications are that the students
wrote well, too, They shared their
thoughts about it openly and in a pos-
itive way! Now we begin the rest of the
test. This Thursday and Friday and
next Monday and Tuesday we will
have the Math. Reading, and Critical
Skills portions of the test.'We ask that
you try exceptionally hard to be here,
and on the test. Breakfast will be
served to all eighth and 10th graders
on all four testing days. And for every
eighth and 10th grader who attends
school on the test dates. there will be
a reward. So plan to be here and do
your best! By the way. a good night
sleep will do wonders for the test tak-
Just a note for clarification: All
students in grades seven will be tak-
ing tests and should be in attendance.
The reason eighth and 10th graders
are being singled out is because their
results compose our school grade.
A special note of congratulations
is extended to senior Chester Udell
who became Gulf County's High
School Division Winher fbf'~ It
Disney's Dreamers and Doers Award.
Chester will receive an expense-
paid tap to WDW in order to receive
The Renaissance Fair, an inte-
grated curriculum activity., will be
held on Friday. March 16th, The com-
munity is invited to attend. It will be
held from 9:30 until noon. Please
remember that the 16th is a half-day
of school as well.
This past Wednesday we held our
annual Tornado/Emergency Drills.
The administration does not take this
responsibility lightly. In times of pres-
sure. we "play the way we practice."
Thanks to all our Gators for their
find out who %ill actually go.
The NHS Blood Drive was held on Gulf/Franklin
Pre-K Early Intervention 0 ff* prog
Program Has Openings
Gulf County School District Hired By The DOC
ti-, t n i .d p
annou ce 111L I It1. n I LIlaIL rI IULO
available at Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary Pre-K Early Intervention
Program. The following will deter-
S' une if your child will be eligible
Was four years old on or
before September I. 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
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MONDAY-vegetable soup. grilled
S cheese sandwich, saline crackers.
peaches, chocolate pudding, and
milk, or chef's salad meal
TUESDAY-double tacos, steamed
corn. shredded lettuce, pears.
diced tomatoes, Italian bread,
milk, or chef's salad meal.
french fries, applesauce jello, let-
tuce/pickles/tomato, and milk, or
chefs salad meal
baked potato, green beans, fresh
grapes. roll, and milk, or chef's
FRIDAY-sausage pizza, tossed
salad/dressing, pears, bread
sticks, and milk or chefs. -alM *,
MENULIS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
Twelve members of
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards Class 139. currently
undergoing certification training
at Gulf Coast Community
College's Gulf/Franklin Center in
Port St. Joe have been selected for
immediate employment with the
Department of Corrections.
All are being processed for
Temporary Employment Authori-
zation. (TEA) status at Wakulla
Correctional Institution TEA sta-
tus provides them with state
employee benefits.and a salary of
nearly S24.000 while they attend
class. Upon successful completion
of training and certification they
will receive an initial salary of
$26,520. vacation and sick leave,
and full medical benefits.
Corrections is the fastest
growing Criminal Justice career
field. There is a continuous.
statewide demand for certified
corrections officers to work in cor-
rections at state and county level.
GCCC Criminal Justice Academy
course provides 546 hours' of
training in academic subjects as
Interpersonal Skills, Law
Correctional Operations, ,Com-
munications, Emergency Proce-
dures and hands-on skill
development in Defensive Tactics,
firearms qualification, and certifi-
cation as a Medical First
Certification Training Course
Gulf Coast Community
College will .begin a Correctior0
Officer Basic Standards Class 6i6
Monday April 16, at the
Gulf/Franklin Center, 3800
Garrison, Avenue, Port St. Joe.
Classes will be held from Monday
PORT ST. JOE
,- MENTARY SCHOOL
Kindergarten through fifth
grade will be testing March I-6.
Parents are asked to make sure
your child has plenty of rest. a
nutritious breakfast. # 2 pencils
and arrives at our school on time.
The first bell rings at 7:50. Please
encourage your child to do their
Read Across America
Port St. Joe Elementary
School will celebrate Dr. Seuss's
birthday on Friday, March 2.
Honored at Upward B'Ball Awards Night
The Upward Basketball Program at Long Avenue Baptist
Church ended its season on February 16th with its annual
"Awards Night Celebration." Former director of the league, and
Long Avenue's former music director, Mark Jones was the guest
speaker. This year the coveted "White Star Award" went to
Trevor Burch and Brennis Bush (shown above). Both players were
honored with this award for their Christ-like attitude and good
sportsmanship displayed throughout the season.
t l1e t rT
,N.... News Column
Faith Christian School
At the end of the semester
and at the end of the year, we
publish the names of those stu-
dents in grades one through eight
who have not missed an assign-
ment nor failed to have their par-
ents sign their homework pads
each day. We do this to.recognize .,
these students for their effort and
as examples of responsible behav- .
Our first semester Homework .
Heroes are Tiffany Burch, Ryan
Brown. Jenifer Kennington.
Chellsey O'Neill. Rebekah
Bearden, Angela Canington, Karla
Wiley. Trevor Burch, Raeyyn -
Jefferson. Jeffrey Pitts, and
Jennifer Sherrill. Those who made
It for one quarter only were Trish
Davidson, Josiah Quaranta, Cody
Grantham, Jeremy Harcus, Brian
Pitts. Sean Pridgeon. Ronnie
Brown, Jennifer Johnson, and
Ryan Taylor. We are happy to
honor these students.
Homework is a part of school.
through Friday 8:00 a.m. until
5:00 p.m. Graduation is sched-
uled 14 August. The corrections
career field Is the fastest growing
element of the Criminal Justice
field. There is a continuous,
statewide demand for certified
corrections officers to work in cor-
rections at state and county level.
Successful completion of the
course of study qualifies gradu-
ates to test for certification as
Florida correctional officers. The
546-hour course includes such'
academic subjects as Inter-per-
sonal Skills. Law,. Correctional
Emergency Operations and
hands-on skill development in
Defensive Tactics, firearms quali-
fication, and certification as a
Medical First Responder.
Full-time students may be eli-
gible to apply for Temporary
Employment Authorization with'
the Florida' Department of
Corrections. Selection as a TEA
corrections officer provides both'
salary and state benefits during'
the college training penod.
The Gulf/Franklin Center will :
also offer a part-time. evening
Corrections Officer Basic
Standards class beginning
Monday March 12. These classes
are' conducted from 6 :00 until
10:00 p.m. Monday through
Thursday. Graduation is sched-
uled for November 6.
.Funding information for
applicants who meet the:
Workforce Investment Act' require-':
ments may be obtained fromrri
Cheree Walden or Keeva Gatlin at
Anyone interested in enroll
my should contact Brenda
Burkett or Bart Furey at 227-
It provides practice in areas of
math, English, and spelling and it
reinforces what is taught during
the school day in all areas of
study. Sometimes it allows for
individual investigation and
learning in special projects in sci-
ence and history. According to
What Works, the Department of
Education's survey of research on
learning the teaching practices,
"Student achievement rises signif-
icantly when teachers regularly
assign homework and students
conscientiously do it."
Faith Christian School is
planning a spring yard sale on
Saturday, March 10th. so start
cleaning out your closets and
attic. Save all unwanted items--
don't throw them away-bring
them to FCS at 801 Twentieth
Street during regular school
hours. If you need assistance with
large items, please contact the
school office. All proceeds will be
used for school needs. Thank you
for your help.
This is the end of Missions
MNlonth here at Faith Christian. We
want to thank Mrs. Brenda
Robershaw for coordinating the
event and we ask God's blessing
on all those who participated.
Gulf Coast Community col-
lege is currently accepting appli-
cations for the Physical Therapist
Assistant program for the fall
The two year Associate in
Science degree program leads to
licensure as a Physical Therapist
Assistant or PTA. PTAs carry out
patient treatments designed by
the physical therapist. which
include training patients in thera-
peutic exercise aiid activities of
daily living and other treatments
as may be required.
-The deadline for receipt of
application is May 1. For more
information, or to request an
application, call Ciaig Wise at
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
Marine Corps Camp
Lejeune Water Health
Survey Seeking Families
Marine Corps officials are still
seeking former Marihe families
who conceived children while liv-
ing aboard Marine Corps Base
(MCG) housing at Camp Lejeune
from 1968 through 1985. The
Agency for Toxic Substances and
Disease Registry (ATSDR). a pub-
lic health service agency. is con-
ducting a health survey
concerning these children.
A Department of Defense
press release dated November 1,
2000, announced the Marine
Corps Base Camp Lejeune Health
Survey and expressed the need for
eligible individuals to participate
in the survey. Since that release
several media events have taken
While the Marine Corps has
received many calls, they still
have not achieved sufficient par-
ticipation in the survey. To be
successful, .they hope to.reach .at
least 80%b of the estimated 16,500
eligible individuals. To date, there
is still a need to reach approxi-
mately 4,000 people. All readers
should share the following infor-
mation with anyone who might be
eligible for the survey and encour-
age them to take part tn it. The
Marine Corps is fully supporting
and assisting the ATSDR in reach-
ing these former residents of
Camp Lejeune who were pregnant
while living in base housing
between 1968 and 1985.
The health survey focuses on
compounds which are often used
in dry cleaning or as degreasers
and that existed in low amounts
within the MCB Camp Lejeune
water distribution system
between 1968 and 1985. As wells
that were found to contain these
substances were closed in 1985.
This survey attempts to enhance
the understanding by gathering
data for use in a scientific
research study about the effects
that these substances may have
on children when exposed before
f you or: someone you know
were pregnant and lived aboard
MCB Camp Lejeune between 1968
and 1985, you are encouraged to
participate in this survey whether
or not your child has exhibited
any adverse health symptoms. To
participate, call the National
Opinion Research Center (NORC)
at 1-800-639-4270. Currently
many individuals are calling, so
we ask for your patience as it may
take up to a week to get a return
call. Also. NORC can be reached
via e-mail at 4827-lejeune@norc-
For more general information
about the survey, call the ATSDR
at 1-888-422-8737, extension
5132. The Marine' Corps has
established a toll-free number at
Studies show that. when
fathers are involved in their chil-
dren's lives: their children have
greater self-esteem, Simply put:
they do better in school and in
Fathers can help by:
Respecting your children's
mother. When parents respect
each other, children feel secure.
This is particularly important if
the parents are no longer married.
Spending time with your
children. If you are too busy for
your children they won't feel thht
they are important to you.
Talk to your children as
often as possible. Don't speak to
children only when they've done
something wrong. Be interested in
their ideas and concerns.
Discipline with love to help
children develop character and
correct wrong doing.
.Be a role model. A girl who
spends time with her father
learns how she should be treated
and what she should expect from
men. Sons learn values like hon-
esty, humility and responsibility.
Be a teacher. Look for every-
day situations to teach children
iight and wrong.
Eat together as a family.
Read to your children.
Show, affection. Without
hugs and kind words, children
won't feel accepted and loved.
Know a, father's job is neyer
done. Your involvement and sup-
port are needed no matter what
.your child's age.
Clinic Available in April
The Gulf County School
board in cooperation with
FDLRS/PAEC, will be sponsoring
free preschool screening -clinics
g T for children three to five years of
pring 2001 Theatr A screening will be held on
Tuesday, April 3, at Port St. Joe
Protion t G CI C C Elementary from 9:00 a.m. until
a 1:00 p.m., ET. Telephone Susie
The Visual and Performing
Arts Division of Gulf Coast.
Community College will present
the play "The Last Night of
Ballyhoo" by Alfred Uhry on
March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and. 11.
Performances are scheduled on
Friday and Saturdays at 7:30
p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. in
the Amelia Center Theatre on
The play takes place in 1939
and pertains to an Atlanta family
of German Jewish decent whose
concerns center around the social
event of the season. Employing
comedy and an abundance ot
romance and revelations, the play
conveys the story of how the fanm-
ily is pulled apart and then
mended together again. Events
take several unexpected turns as
the Charters face where they
come from and are forced to deal
with who they really are.
Tickets are $5 and are on sale
in advance at the GCCC book-
store. Any remaining tickets will
be available at the door. GCCC
students, faculty and staff are
admitted free with identification.
For additional information, call
Rosie O'Bourke at 872-3887.
Hatcher at 227-1221 to make an
A screening will be held
Wednesday,. April 4 at
Wewahitchka Elementary School
(Linton Site) from 9:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m., CT. Telephone Betty
Husband at 639-3610 for an
VSo sess0o ,
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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001
Pound the Dogs
PORT ST. JOE 22, GREENSBORO 1
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
opened the 2001 softball season
Tuesday with a 22-1 victory over
Greensboro in a District 3-2A
game. The Lady Sharks pounded
out 13 hits, while taking advan-
tage of 10 Lady Bulldog errors:
Alicia Barber and Shanna
Wester combined for a complete
game two-hitter on the mound for
the Lady Sharks. Barber (1-0)
struck out seven batters and gave
up only two hits and one run in
four innings to pick up the win.
Shanna Wester tossed one shut-
out inning in relief.
Shanna Collier led Port St.
Joe at the plate, going three for
four. Kristin Abrams, Bonnie
Belin and Anna Tankersley each
went two for three. Abrams had
three RBI, while Tankersley had
The Lady Sharks travel to
Cottondale Thursday, then host
Apalachicola on Tuesday.
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WEWAHITCHKA 2, COTTONDALE 12
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped to 2-2 overall on the sea-
son with Thursday night's 12-2
loss to Cottondale. The Hornets
broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of
the fifth inning with three runs,.
before scoring seven in the sixth
to put the mercy rule in effect..
Jonathan Thomas .(1-1)
allowed two earned runs on four
hits and two walks to record the '
loss. Thomas, struck out one bat-
ter in his three innings on the
mound for the Gators. Hunter
Nunnery gave up seven runs on
four hits and two walks, while
striking out one in his two innings..,,
of relief. Josh Pitts struck out one, .
and gave up three runs on two -
hits in his two-thirds of an inning.
Blake Rish led Wewahitchka
at -the plate, going two for three .
with two singles.
e made too many mis-
takes," said head coach Thornton
Davis. We let this one get away!"
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WEWAHITCHKA 14, CARRABELLE 5 .'
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD
The Gators' eight run fifth ,
inning lifted Wewahitchka (3-2).
from a 5-3 deficit for a 14-5 victo- ,
ry over Carrabelle in Friday ,
night's game. The Panthers ,
jumped out to a 2-0 lead, before .i:
the Gators bounced back with one sG
run in the bottom of the third,.
inning and two in the fourth..,
Sharks Pick Up First Win
Leading the Shark batters, Matt Caswell (13) went three for five
against Arnold in the 14-12 victory.
Let Local Board Know
Gulf County Transportation
Board will be hosting a Public
Hearing on Wednesday, March 14
at 2:00 p.m., ET, at the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Center
Conference room, located on
Library Drive in Port St. Joe.
Written comments will be
accepted through March 30.
The purpose of the public
hearing is to allow residents the
opportunity to discuss with the
local Transportation Disadvan-
taged Coordinating Board unmet
transportation needs, and any
other areas that relates to local
All interested persons are
encouraged to attend.
Transportation will be pro-
vided to eligible individuals by
calling the Community Transpor-
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 4tc2/8
station Coordinator, 'Gulf County
Transportation, at 229-6327.
For more information contact
Vanita Anderson, Transportation
Disadvantaged Program Coordi-
nator, at the Apalachee Regional
Planning council. 674-4571..
PORT ST. JOE 4, BLOUNTSTOWN 6
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
Port St. Joe dropped to 0-4 on-
the season with Thursday night's
6-4 loss to Blountstown. The
Tigers took a quick 5-2 lead scor-
ing three runs in the bottom of the
first, and one in the second, third
and fourth innings. The Sharks
added two runs in the top of the
seventh, but fell short.
James Daniels (0-2) allowed
five earned runs on three hits and
five walks to record the loss on the
mound for the Sharks. Daniels
collected nine strike outs in his
Matt Caswell was two for four
with a double and an RBI to lead
Port St. Joe offensively. Daniels
added a double, while Mike, Man-
ley, Jacob Tankersley, Mitch
Owens, Adam Nixon and Justin
Powell each had a single.
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PORT ST. JOE 0, FL. HIGH 10
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH
The Sharks suffered their fifth
straight loss of the season Satur-
day afternoon, as Florida High
defeated Port St. Joe 10-0 in six
innings. The Seminoles jumped
out to a 6-0 lead, scoring two runs
in the bottom of the first, one in
the second and three in third.
Florida High put the mercy rule in
effect when they scored four runs
in the sixth.
Chris Knox (0-1) allowed six
runs, five of them earned, on five
hits and four walks to pick up the
loss. He struck out one batter in
his two and two-thirds innings.
Adam Nixon gave up four earned
runs on three hits, one walk and a
hit batsmen in his two and one-
third innings of relief.
James Daniels and Bryce
Thomas each had a single to
account for all of the Sharks'
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FHS 213 004 -10 8 2
PORT ST. JOE 14, ARNOLD 12
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH
The Sharks put together two
big innings to defeat Panama City
Beach Arnold 14-12 Monday
night to pick up their first win of
the season. The Blue Marlins
jumped out to a 6-0 lead after one
and a half innings of play, but
Adam Nixon's grand slam sparked
a nine run second inning for the
Sharks. Arnold tied the game in
the top of the fourth with three
runs, but Port St. Joe bounced
back in the sixth with five runs to
regain the lead.
James Daniels (1-2) struck
out 10, batters, while giving up five'
earned runs on nine hits and;
three walks to pick up the win for;
Matt Caswell led the Sharks
(1-5). at the plate, going three for.
four with an RBI. James Daniels
was two for four, and Jacob
Tankersley went two for five.
Nixon was one for three with a,
grand slam in the second; while
Mike Manley, Bryce Thomas and'
Mitch Owens each added a single,.
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PORT ST. JbE 0, RUTIERFORD 1S
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH '
The Rutherford Rams jumped
on the Sharks early, scoring 10
runs in the bottom of the first
inning en route to an 18-0 victory. .'
Tuesday night. The Rams added.,
one run in the third and seven in
the fourth inning.r
Adam Nixon (0-2) picked up
the loss on the mound for the
Port St. Joe host Bay High .
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RHS 100 1 7 x -18110
Shark players crowd the plate to help Adam Nixon (15) celebrate
his grand slam home run Tuesday night.
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All Reqional Games .&' 7:30pm local lime juiless noled) I The Lakeland Center, Times TBA
Wewahitchka then added eight
runs in the fifth and three in the
Blake Rish led Wewahitchka's
I 1 hit-attack, going three for four
at the plate with one RBI. Wesley
Colvin was three for five with two
singles, a double and two RBI.
Philip Hall went two for three wi th
a double, a home run and five
RBI: while Trampus Andrews
added a single and a double.
Terrence Addison improved to
2-0 ori the mound, striking out six
and allowing only two hits in his,
six innings. Addison allowed only
one earned run and two walks.
Colvin gave up one hit, one walk
and struck out one in his two-
thirds of an inning in relief.
"We did a good job as a team
staying focused and patient
against a good pitcher." said
Davis. It was a good team effort
for seven innings. Terrence Addi-
son did an 'excellent job 'for six
innings." Ie 'threw four different',,
pitches well, and only walked two
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WEWAHITCHKA 7, R. F. MUNROE 9
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH
The Gators dropped to 3-3
overall on the season with Mon-
day night's 9-7 .loss to R. F.
Munroe. After trailing 8-3,
Wewahitchka battled back with
one run in the fifth and three in
the sixth to make it an 8-9 game,
The Bobcats added one run in: the
bottom half of the sixth, and held
off the Gators to seal the victory.
Hunter Nunery (0-1) gave up
five earned runs on six hits and
one walk to record the loss for the
-Gators. Nunerv struck out two
batters in his one and a third
innings on the mound. Jonathan
Thomas allowed two earned runs
on five hits and three walks, while
collecting three strike outs in his
four and two-thirds innings of
Trampus Andrews,, Philip
Hall, Hunter Nunery and Blake
Rish each had two singles to lead
-Wewahitchka at the plate. Hall
had two RBI, while Nunery and
Rish each had one. Wesley Colvin
also had a single with two RBI.
"I was disappointed with the
(See GATORS on Page 11A)
The Annual District 1 Spring Clean-Up will begin Monday,
March 12, 2001. All items must be placed on the right-of-way
Friday, March 9, 2001. The clean-up will begin in Howard Creek,
Dalkeith (including landings), Honeyville, Five-Acre Farm, Red
Bull Island, Land's Landing, Lake Grove and Dam area to the
county line. This is a one time pick-up-NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
All items must be separated (i.e. white goods, wood products,
yard debris, etc.)
PLEASE, NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE
If you have any questions, please contact the Gulf County
Commission Office at (850) 229-6106 / (850) 639-4022 or the
Gulf County Road Department (850) 639-2238.
Commissioner Ctrmen L. McL#Ltore
2tc, March 1 and 8. 2001.
Gators Record At
3-3 On The Season
I.'.. l a e,'.' A'T' TnP.- PT. T1UTIDlAV. MARCH 1A,0u1
Gators (From Page 10A)
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 16, 2001
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Comimfissioners Carmen L. McLemore. Billy
E. Traylor. Carl W. Fox and Jerry W. Barnes.
otherss present.were: County Attorney
Tim thy McFarland. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLe&f 'ore, Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
ChiefPAdministrator Don Butler, Administra-
tive assistant Debbe Wibberg, Building
Official .Michael ,.L. Hammond, Code
EnforCement Officer Tony Varona, County
Planiner David Richardson, Gulf County
E.MS. Director ,.- Shane : McGuffin,,
Control Director Joe Bearden, Road
Superintendent Bo by Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, and Veterans' Service
Officer/S.H.LP. Administrator Bo Williams.
t~he workshop was called to order at
5:30 p.m., E.S.T.
BOARD POLICY MEETINGS-Com-
missioner Traylor discussed the need for a
written policy regarding who is allowed to call
special meetings and. workshops. Chairman
Petefs stated that. the, procedure has been for
the Chairman Ato call, the meetings or in his
absence the Vice Chairman can call meet-
ings. Members of the Board further dis-
cuss d that it is important, that the other
Commissioners know who should be contact-,
ed if an issue arises for which they need a
Traylor discussed the County's G.I.S.
System, stating that the School Board should,
be notified that they may visit the office to
see frow it works. After discussion that the
School Board is not required to follow the'
same District Lines as the County
Commhissioners, the Board agreed to make
an offer"'t the School Board for, them to join'
the County. Members of the .Board further
discussed that the County must proceed
w"i r 1edisinctmng as soon as the new census
SUDGET-ChaLrman Peters discussed
hi 'ibncerns regarding the budget. staung
thL department heads should not be hiring
err Ioyees and seating people up to higher
pafag positions unless the additional
e0 -d of doing this is budgeted. He also
Lti .sed unbudgetetd project. requesting
thitspecial projects be kept to a minimum
-rhere being no further business, the
.~hop icd then adjourn at. 5:50 p m..
;'-IATHAN PETERS. JR. CHAIRMAN
iJATTEST- DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
'' PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
"' 'JANUARY 23, 2001
,' SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
CormTussioners met this date in special ses-
-.on',-ith the folloiwmng members present.
tChihi.man Nathan Peters Jr. and
lonerss Carmen L McLemore. Billy
E Svyior Carl W Fox and Jerry W. Barnes.
.ILthers present were Deputy Clerk
T,iSNl McLemore. Chief Administrator Don
Bdtler Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg Administrator/Emergency Manage-
nient Director Larry MWells. Budding Official
Michael L. Hammond, Code. Enforcement:
Officer Tony Varona, County Planner.David
Rirdson. Extension Agent Roy Lee Carter
pm .rn Gulf County E.M S Director
SdAlei McGuffin. Maintenance Superinten.
deriit,'rM.quto Control Director Joe
Bearden. Assistant Road Superintendent
Louie Floers. Solid Waste rectorr .Joe
Dainfrid id LUnion Stetard Doug Kelly
Tne rneeting -%a; called to order at 503
p m ...,E.S.T
UNION -.IMPASSE ISSUES-Adminis-
trator Wells (for "the County") and Wallace
Brannon (for "the.Union") presented the fol-
l,'ving impasse i-sues to the Board for their
AF T[- LE I F. DIl IPLIN RY ACTION:
Tre County requested remo al ol'astep
n the disciphlinary procedure (16.3)
The lin,,sn requested that it remain as-
Comrnmiissioner Traylor motioned to
remove the oral reprimand step 16.3(a) -
from the disciplinary procedure, and
Commissioner McLemore seconded the:
motion. The motion passed 3 to .2, with
Chairman Peters and Commissioner Fox vot-
ARTICLE 20- WAGES:
i P.The Union, requested a 5% across the
Board salary increase (20 5).
The County requested a 3% across the
Board salary increase.
S.iUpon motion by Commissioner
McLemnore second by Comirmssioner Fox..
and unanimoousr ioe, the Board approved a
5% across the Board salary increase 20.5 -
for the union employees.
APPENDIX D PAY PLAN:
The Union requested elimination of.
Step "B" in the pay schedule. ': '
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote. the Board agreed to remove Step
B from the pay schedule Appendix D.
ARTICLE 14 SICK LEAVE:
-.The' "Union-' requested that they be
allowed to earn 8, hours of sick leave per
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore. second by 'Commissioner Fox,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
allow the union employees to earn 8 hours of
sick leave per month.
ARTICLE 9 ANNUAL LEAVE: \
'The Union requested that an employee
be allowed to carry forward and accumulate
up to 240 hours of annual leave (9.4).
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore., second by Commissioner Fox,
and unanimous 'ole. the Board agreed for
union employees to carry forward ,ear to
iear'anid accumulate up to 240 hours of
an ual lease
ARW CLE "-. 'ACGE'.
Upon request b\ Administrator Wells.
the Board a.ereed lor the 5'". pay increase to
be' 'troacutie to October 1. 2000 and that it
be,|aid in a check separate irom their regu-
lar a\TrcU check
SThere being no further business the
m ting dd men adiourn at 5 42 p m E S T
.NATHAN PETERS. JR CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C BIRMINGHAM.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 23, 2001
SThe Gulf County Board of County
Co 4mrssiconers met this date min regular ses-
si, with the following members present
CI irman Nathan Peters Jr and
Co rmssiorners Carmen L McLemore. Billy
E raylor. Carl W. Fox and Jemn W. Barnes.
Others present aere Counrt Attorney
Ti oth\ McFarland. Clerk Douglas C
Bi hingham Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chief Adnministrator Don Butler
Ad inistratise Assistant Debbe Wibberg
Administrator 'Emergency Management
DiPector Larry Wells. Building Official
Mlihhael L Hamnmond. Code Enforcement
Of'cer Tony Varona County Planner Davld
RiFuihardson. Gulf County E M S Director
Shyne MlcCufin Maijntenance Supermtnien.
dealt,. Mosquito Control Director Joe
Be rden, Assistant Road Supenntendent
LMie Flowers. Solid Waste Director Joe
Djford, T.D.C. Coordinator Paula Pickett,
Ve dran's Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Adminis-
tr br Bo Williams, and Sheriffs Department
Ca'tain Joe Nugent.
,J Captain Nugent called the meeting to
ordr at 6:05 p.m., E.S.T.'
"Administrator Wells opened the meeting
with, prayer, and Chairman Peters led the
Pledge ot Allegiance to the 'Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Fox, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Consent Agenda as follows
(after correction to.the minutes and deletion
of Item #7):
-January 4. 2001 Special Meeting
-January 9, 2001 Regular Meeting
2. Budget Amendment #6-Animal Control
($4,000.00)'. as follows:
ANIMAL CONTROL: Rep. & Maint./Bldgs. &
.Grounds; #43062A6100; Original Budget
$.00; Increase $4,000.00; Decrease $.00;
Amended Budget $5,000.00
RESERVES:,. Reserve for Contingencies:
#99984-95000; Original Budget
$163,000.00; Increase $.00; Decrease
$4,000.00; Amended Budget
3. Court Order ,
-Payment to Attorney Timothy J.
McFarland (Blair # 00-122-CF *
$310.00 to be paid from account
-Payment to Attorney Timothy J.
McFarland-(Carpenter # 99-257-CF *
$290.00 to be paid from account
4. Grant Agreement
-Playground Surfacing Grant
-T. S.- Helerie Disaster Relief Funding
5. Grant Increase Emergency Management
EMPA Grant ($1,413.00)
-Animal Control (Bayside Lumber 55788
$97.17 / Grainger 931-235226-4 *
$292.25/ Wallace Pump & Supply, Inc. -
263592 $409.58 *' to be paid from
-Gulf Bay Reporting (Court Reporter
Services S423 00 to be paid from var-
Sous court reporter line items)
-Preble-Rish. Inc |(61715 S807.50/
#61740 8735 00 to be paid front, long-
term landfill care account)
-County Attorney Timothy J McFarland
(December. 2000 S1615.00 to be paid
from Account 921314-311001
*"DELETE" 7 Travel Nauonal Conference
of Black Mayors. Inc (Savannah. GA *
March 7-lI 2001)
8 Web Page Development SC TAS Program
Pursuant 'to advertisement to hold a public
heanng to consider adoption of a resolution
closing an alle.yay in Block 20 of Beacon
Hill Subdivision. no public comment was
received. Attorney McFarland read the pro-
posed resolution abandoning the alleyway.
Upon moon by Commissioner Traylor. sec-
ond by Commissioner Barnes. and unani-
mous vote. the Board adopted the following
RESOLUTION NO. 2000-02
IResolurion is on file n its entirety n the
Gul Counrty Clerk cjf Court's Office]
RECEIVE BIDS I0001-13/RECY-
CLING IGLOOS SOLID WASTE DEPART-
MENT-Pursuart to adserusement to receive
sealed bids (iC0001-13) to sell 46 recycling
igloos for the Solid Waste Department, no
bids were received. Upon motion by
Corrnissioner Fox. second by Commissioner
McLemore. and unanimous vote. the Board
agreed to sell the igloos for S25 00 each (first
come. first served). per the recommendation
of Solid Waste Director Danford.
R RECEIVE BIDS' u0001-14/METAL
ROOF W.C.F.D-P-ursuant to adverusement
to receive sealed bids (do01-14) for replace-
ment of the metal roof on the While City Fire
Department building the following bid was
received and tabled for, review and recom-
mendation by Building Official Hanmond.
SFisher Construction $3.237 50. S300.00
Addendum for Insulation
FEES-Building O'fficial Hammond dis-
cussed the increase in public requests for let-
ters of No Objection to be submirrutted to the
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection. staung that there is a good deal of
work invoked in doing these letters Lipon
his request Commissioner Traylor motioned
to allow the Planning..'Budding Department
to charge a S50.00 fee for preparing a Letter
of No Objecuon for submission to D.E P
Commissioner McLemore seconded the
motion. and it passed unanimously
GRANTS COURTHOUSE FACILI-
TIES/ARTICLE V-Chief Administrator
Butler presented proposed spending plans
and contract agreements for the. Small
County Courthouse Renovation
($I00.000.00) and Article V Trust Fund
1S300.000 00) grants, stating that they must
be approved by the Board..:Upon motion by
Comirnissioner Traylor ,second by
Comrrussioner McLemore. and. unanimous,
vote, the Board appro'. ed the spending plans
and agreed for the Chairman to execute the
:ADVERTISE FOR PROPOSALS 'WEB
SITE ,DESIGN-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the Small County Technical
Assistance Program has agreed to -donate
$2,500.00 toward the cost of a web site for:
Gulf county. He further reported that the,
total cost will be $5.Q00.00-$6,000.00, and
requested perraission to advertise forpropos-
als for a %eb site designerr lUpon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this request.
1999 ROAD PAVING PROGRAM-
Chief Administrator Butler discussed a prob-
lem with the railroad tracks on Niles Road'
(going to the cerhetery').. and stated that
Apalachicola Northern Railroad has agreed
:to pay one-half ofthe cost of having the cpn-.
tractor repair the approaches through the
1999 Road Paving Program (the total cost
wouldd be approximately $3 500.00)..,He also
stated mat the bndee on Lake Grose'Road-
(approx.imately S4 000 001 needs to be
repaired and Taylor Street lappro.iinately,
$4 500 00) needs to be placed on the paving
list Ithe request for this road ,as submitted
last sear but neser added) Upon motion by
SCommissioner Traylor second by
Commissioner McLemore,. and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to add these projects
to the '1999 Rdad Paving Program contract
(approximate $12.000.00 addition).
S BEACON HILL PARK/HIGHLAND
VIEW BOAT. RAMP-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the .engineers should
have the specifications for the Beacon Hill
Park project ready to advertise for bids with-
in 30 days. He further reported that the engi-
neers, met with the Department of
Environmental Protection. Army' Corps of
Engineers, and ,the adjoining property own-
ers (Raffield) regarding placement of a boat
ramp in .Highland View, stating that the
Agencies agreed that it may be possible to
construct a boat ramp on the canal. Chief
Administrator Butler stated that there may
be some concerns with the adjacent property
owners, and the Engineers have suggested
that the Board meet with the Rafflelds.
Commissioner Fox requested that the meet-
ing be scheduled, and he will attend.
FILL MATERIAL/NEW HEALTH
DEPARTMENT-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that approximately 100 loads of fill
material are needed for the new health
department property. ,and they have request-
ed that the County haul it for them. Upon
discussion about the costs of performing this
work, the Board tabled this matter until the
SALARY INCREASES WEWAHITCH-
KA AMBULANCE SERVICE-Chief
Administrator Butler discussed that the
Wewahitchka Ambulance Service personnel
foam truck for the fire department. Upon
motion by Commissioner Barnes, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and unanimous
vote. the Board approved this request.
1999 ROAD PAVING PROGRAM-
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Fox regard-
ing completion of the road paving in
Highland View, Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the weather has been too cold
for finish work (they are doing leveling and
turn-out work only). Commissioner
McLemore motioned to submit a letter to C.
W. Roberts Contracting, requesting that he
return to Gulf County as soon as possible.
are contract employees, and stated that their
pay increase approved on December 12,
2000 should be equivalent to the per hour
increases for Gulf County E.M.S., plus an
amount equal to benefits. Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved this increase.
COMMUNITY BUDGET REQUESTS-
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
Community Budget requests must be sub-
mitted to the House of Representatives by
January 31st to the Senate by February
16th. Upon his recommendation,
Commissioner McLemore motioned to
request the Small County Courthouse
Renovation Grant ($100,000.00) and Year 2
of the Beaches Sewer System Project
($6,000,000.00). Commissioner Barnes sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unanimous-
FILL MATERIAL NEW HEALTH
DEPARTMENT-Commissioner Traylor stat-
ed that it will cost $2,500.00 maximum in
fuel to haul sand from the Highland View
Canal to the new health department location
(there will be no cost, for the fill material).
After discussion regarding length of time it-
will take, Commissioner McLemore motioned
to haul this material,, for the Health
Department. Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed unanimously.
AWARD BID 0OO00-14/METAL ROOF .
W.C.F.D.-Upon recommendation by
Building Official Hammond, Commissioner
Fox motioned to award Bid #0001-14, for the
metal roof replacement on the White City Fire
Department building,, to Fisher
Construction, in the amount of $3,237.50
(replacement, plus installation of insulation),
contingent upon approval by the, Fire
Department Executive Board. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed
WETAPPO LANDFILL-Solid Waste
Director Danford reported that the Wetappo
C & D Landfill stormwater issues cannot be
resolved, and he feels that a wetlands survey
would be a waste, of money. Uponr'.his.
request, Conunissioner McLemore motioned
to close the Wecappo Landfill "proper"
according to Department of Environmental
Protection specifications. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed
VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICE-
Veterans' Service Officer Williams reported
that Dr. Elwood J. Headley,(Director of the
North Flonda/South Georgia 'Veterans'
Health System) visited Gulf County on
January.17th. and assured us that the next
community-based outpatient chruc will be In
this area (Jackson. Calhoun or Gulf County).
TRAVEL VETERANS' SERVICE OFFI-
CER-Veterans' Service Officer Williams
reported that he will be. in Tallahassee on
January 24th, attending the quarterly meet
ing' of the Tallahassee Outpauent Clinic,
Meeting (first one held in 2 years). He also
reported that each doctor sees approximate-
ly 1,600 patients per year.,-
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-S.H.I.P. Adminis-
trator Williamis reported on, calls received
regarding the S.H.I.P. Program applications,
and he stated that the new application peri-
od for this program will begin in July, 2001. .
'TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL-
T.D.C. Coordinator Pickett reported that, .
upon request of the City of Port St. Joe, the
Tourist Development Council will assist the.
City in having a study prepared to determine
the feasibility of constructing a hotel at the
Marina site. She also presented and, dis-
cussed kits prepared by The Star for distrib-
ution to the media.
S T.D.C Coordinator Pickett reported
that a proposed ordinance has been drafted
regarding the collection of the Tourist
Development Tax by the Gulf County Tax
Collegtor and. upon her request, the Board
agred to adverse the ordinance' for public
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW BOARD-County Planner
Richardson presented the following P.D.R.B.
recommendations from their meeting held on'
1) Preliminary Plat Approval Pristine
Beach Development (Parcel ID #06268-
310R/Ted Zurrer): Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second by,
Commissioner McLemore. and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this preliminary
plat, as recommended by the P.D.R.B..
2) Roadway Variance' Marine Island
Preserve (Parcel ID s06319-OOOR/Winston
Williams): Upon mouon by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Barnes
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
this variance, as recommended by the
P.D.R.B., contingent, upon the following
statement being placed on the final plat:
"GULF COUNTY WILL NOT
ACCEPT OWNERSHIP OF ANY.
DEVELOPMENT ROAD UNTIL THEY
MEET ALL COUNTY ROAD PAVING
3) Final Plat Approval Black's Island
(Parcel. ID. #Q6270-OOOR/Bill Koran): Upon
motion by Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this final plat, as
recommended by the P.D.R.B.. contingent
upon receipt of a security bond thatmeets or
exceeds the estimated' construction cost
established by the County Engineer.
4) Small Scale Map, Amendment
Correction Foremost, L.L.C. (Parcel ID
#01368-000R): Upon, motion by, Commis-
stoner Traylor,. second ,by. Commissioner
Barnes. ind unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to begin, the advertising process to
correct Ordinance No. 2000-08 to read mixed
commercial/residential, instead of residen-
tial lu,% denstry l\hlch is in error), as recom-
inended by the P D R B
.LAND ,USE/INDUSTRIAL PARK-
Reverend Robert Miller appeared before the,
Board to discuss constructing a church close
to Maxine's Restaurant, inquiring about the
ordinance regarding businesses selling alco-
holic beverages near -churches. Attorney
McFarland stated that the ordinance does
not prohibit the construction of a church
near a business u which already sells alcoholic
beverages. After further discussion by
Captain Nugent regarding State Law in refer-
ence to this matter, Attorney McFarland
Seported that if' the alcoholic beverage license
o.inership should ever change (sale of-the
business etc sale of alcoholic beverages
would then be prohibited if the church is
constructed, Upon inquiry about the need for
a land use change ito consi-uct the church.
Chief Administrator Butler stated that no.
land use change would be required for an
institution (i.e. churches) min that area, as
traffic congestion will not be a. problem on
SHighway 71. The Board then tabled this mat-
ter until the restaurant owner can be advised
..,out changee of ownership of the alcoholic
Beverage license. .
Upon inquiry by Brooks Redmon about
Reverend Miller using the Industrial Park to ;
store equipment (sound system, etc.) until a
church is constructed, the Board tabled this
matter to allow Attorney McFarland to
research liability issues.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS/FOAM TRUCK
S.G.C.F.D.-South Gulf County Fire
Department Chief Chuck Quaranta appeared
before the Board to request that the Board
advertise to receive sealed bids for a new
JANUARY 16, 2001
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on .January 16 2001. at 9:00
a.., ET. in the Media Center of Port St. Joe
High School. The following members were
present: Mary Pridgeon, Charlotte Pierce,
Billy Quinn, Oscar Redd, and Linda Wood.
The Superintendent and Board Attorney
wetre also present.
Chairman Pridgeon presided.
RECOGNITION: The Board recognized
former county commissioners Tommy Knox
and Warren Yeager for their support to the
Gulf County School System.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Quinn, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
agenda, amended to replace page 25 and add
I CONSENT ITEMS:: Page 20 was pulled
from the consent agenda. On motion by Mrs.
Wood, second by Mrs; Pierce, and' unani-
inouis ,ue the followiu-n action a s taken on
the remainder of'consent items
Appro. al 0 Minutes Approved minutes
01' December 5 and December 28. 2000 meet-
L Budget Matters/Payment of Bills:
Approved the following budget matters and
payment of monthly bills:
Budget Amendment III General
Budget Amendment III Federal
Budget Amendment III PECO
Correspondence: Acknowledged corre-
spondence from the family of Lamar Faison.
SPersonnel: Approved Tressie Hatcher
forthe Even Start Parent Educator/ ESE
Liaison position effective January 16, 2001.
Approved Eric Bidwell for the supple-
mentary pay position of academic coach for
the 2000-2001 school year at Wewahitchka
Accepted resignation of Chuck Gannon
from his supplementary positions of head
football coach and athletic director at Port
St.Joe High School. Effective date to be
determined at a later time.
Accepted resignation of Grant
Grantham from his supplementary position
of head baseball coach at Wewahitchka High
hLMNTS FTE. UFCONYBAR FCUNYCMISINR
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
CABLE TELEVISION MEDIACOM-
Building Official Hammond discussed
planned improvements to the cable television
system and, upon his request, Commissioner
Fox motioned to submit a letter to MediaCom
to request that they perform a study in White
City regarding the feasibilitv of cable televi-
sion installauon in that area Commrrssioner
Barnes seconded the motion and it passed
McLemore disc used performing limited
maintenance ,n Coileen. Nathan Corn
Gnffin and Hurd Streets in Rish Subdivision.
He then motioned to perform limited mainte-
nance on these streets, and Commissioner
Trale.r ;ec.onded the motion for discussion.
Alter :discussion that the City of
Wewahitchka has accepted these roads (they
are not pri.'ate rojd-) Chie .-Administrator
Butler discussed that the 'City of
W'e,'ahitchka has no subdivision ordinance
or requirement relating to road construction
within the city limits. After further discus-
sion regarding County liability,
Commissioner McLemore amended his
motion to include that proper drainage (cul-
verts) be installed prior to the County grad-
ing the roads, and Commissioner Traylor
seconded the amended motion. After discus-
sion that the Road Department will sign-oft
on the drainage system, the motion and
amended motion passed 4 to 1, with
Chairman Peters voting no.
Barnes discussed that the Governor is con-
sidering cutting the budget for dog-fly spray-
ing, and he requested that Attorney
McFarland draft a proposed resolution
opposing this budget cut for the Board's con-
sioner Barnes thanked Sue Marley and Ron
Morrow for attending the meeting with,
F.E.M.A. regarding the "C" flood zones in Gulf
County. Commissioner Barnes stated that he
feels the meeting went very well, and Chief
Administrator Butler reported that F.E.M.A.
has committed to give Gull County back
approximately 50% of their "C" zones.
GULF COUNTY TRANSPORTATION--
'Chairman Peters reported on a letter of
appreciation received from Gulf County
Transportation, thanking the Board for their
donations to .the transportation disadvan-
taged program.in Gulf County.
ST. JOSEPH HISTORICAL SOCIETY-
Chairman Peters reported that the St.
Joseph Historical Society annual dinner will
be held on January 26th at. Gulf Sands
Restaurant, and the. Board members have
been invited to attend.
HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE-
Chairman Peters reported that the Health
Care Committee will hold their first meeting
on January 25th, and he hopes that this
committee will help develop first class med-
ical facilities in Gulf County. He also stated
that he will give the Board a report on the
committee meeting at the next County
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW BOARD-Commissioner Traylor
thanked the members of the P.D.R.B. for the
volunteer work they do on behalf of the
Traylor discussed the scheduling of special
meetings and workshops. and motioned that
the Chairman have the first opportunity to
schedule these meetings, and the Vice
Chairman can be called to schedule the
meetings if the Chairman is not available.
Commissioner McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
There being no further business. and
upon moon by Cormmssioner Barnes, tie
Meeting did then adjourn at 7.12 p m.. I+.S T
Perky. the girls, and myself
would like to say thank you to the
Port St. -Joe Volunteer Fire
Department for their .quick
response to the brush fire behind
our, home. We would also like to
thank all of our family and friends
who came by to help and to make
sure we were okay. But a very
special thanks to Ashley Haddock
and Larry Young for being so
observant and quick to inform us
about this incident.
It is so wonderful to live in
community like Port St. Joe,where
people watch out for their neigh-
bors and the community comes
together in time of need.
The fire was not bad, but it
could have gotten worse without
the aid of everyone that assisted.
I praise God for our family
and friends, and this community.
The Perky White Family
School for the 2000-2001 school year effec-
tive January 9, 2001.
Accepted resignation of Becky Lacour
from her supplementary pay position of
junior varsity softball at Port St, Joe High
School for the 2000-2001 school effective
December 18, 2000.
Approved Wilma, Hopper and Terry
Vickery as physical education aides for the
remainder of the 2000-2001 school year at
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved Mary Ann Peak's hours to be
increased from 4 to 7 hours per day in the
office at Wewahitchka Elementary School.
Ms. Peak will no longer continue as a bus
Approved one 'additional ESE teaching
position at Port St. Joe Elementary School
for the remainder of the 2000-2001 school
Accepted resignation of Verlaine Wilson
from her position of Job coach at Port St. Joe
High School changing her last date of
employment from January 16 to January 10,
Approved Wesley Pickron, student
worker in the Port St. Joe Bus Barn, to work
7 hours per day effective January 10, 2001.
Approved the following substitute.
teachers for the 2000-2001 school year:
Maria Wood, Jennifer Barnes, Jennifer
Holley, Tammy Raffield.
EPag 20: On motion by Mr. Redd. sec-
ond by Mrs. Pierce, and 4-0 vote '(Wood
abstained) the Board approved request of
Principal Chris Earley for junior varsity bas-
ketball supplement at Port St. Joe High to be
split between Benny Roberts. (32%) and
Kenny Parker (68%) for the 2000-2001
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce.
and unanimous vote, the Board approved a
special meeting set for February 6, 2001 at
1:00 p.m., CT, at Wewahitchka Elementary
School to open bids for the Wewahitchka
Elementary School Additional Classrooms
PUBLIC HEARING: NON-PRESCRIP-
TION MEDICATION POLICY REVISION:
third innings. The Gators added
.some insurance runs late in the
game, six of them in the top of the
Philip 'Hall paced the 'Gators
offense, going five for five at the
plate with three doubles and five
RBI. Josh Pitts went two for three
with two doubles and two RBI.
S' Wesley Colvin (1-0) picked up
his first win of the season, tossing
a complete game four-hitter with
eight strike outs.
Wewahitchka hosts Liberty
County Friday night, travels to
Rutherford on Monday, then
hosts R. F. Munroe on Tuesday.
WHS 1 0 1 0 11 6-109 3
CHS 0 0 1 00 00-1 4 5
The St. Joe Natural Gas
Company owes their customers a
logical., plausible explanation of
their rate increase along with
comparable examples of similar
rate structures in other communi-
ties in Flonrida. I hope to see it
soon in The Star.'
Our community was torn
apart last week with the loss of an
11 year old boy. Many of us
searched for answers and reached
out to our local churches for help
in dealing with this tragedy. Little
did we know that the strength we
are all seeking would be found'
within the family who. lost this
very special child.
Jordan Fletcher isan extraor-
. dinary child. I say is, because he
will always, be with us. He will
always be with us because his
family, showed us all what real
spiritual strength can do.
You can bet one of Jordan's
fresh caught mullet that he's look-
ing down from heaven smrruling at
us all as we are hugging our own
children' a little bit more this
week. And I bet Jordan's already
hooked up with Dale Ernhardt
asking him for just one quick nde
around, the oval. But we might'
warn you, Dale: as Aunt Betty
taught us at Jordan's wonderful
memorial service, "You'll never be
able to answer all his questions
We all came together to help
the Fletcher family last week and
in turn they helped us. .They
helped us realize the strength and
security which can be obtained
through true faith. You are an
inspiration to us all
May God bless you, Jeff,
Debbie, Brittany, and Jordan.
From all of us who you have
r For All Your
Advertising Needs .
The Board held a public hearing on revision s
to the non-prescription- medication policy.
There were no comments from the public. On
motion by Mr. Redd.- second by Mr.. Quinn,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
advertised amendments to section 5.62 of
the Gulf County School Board policies.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion' by Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Quinn,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
one additional ESE aide position at Port St.
Joe Elementary School for the remainder of
the 2000-2001 school year contingent upon
enrollment of an ESE Pre-K student requir-
ing one-on-one assistance.
On action b.,' Mrs Pierce second.by
Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote. the Board
approved a high s,=nool Challenge program
field trip to Atlanta, Georgia on March 29-30.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved an earlyrelease (12 noon) for all
students on February 28. .2001 in order for
high school faculties to prepare for SACS
and/or pilot program.
On motion by Mrs. 'Pierce, second by
Mr. Quinn. and unanimous vote, the Board
waived fees for the use of Port St. Joe
Elementary School auditorium by Cindy
Belin on February 23. 2001.
The Board reviewed correspondence
from Rick Everitt of PAEC regarding the
installation of the Dish Network in all district
schools. No action needed.
The Board reviewed Monthly Activity
Reports of School Resource Officers from
Port St. Joe High/Port St. Joe Middle School
(December. 2000) and Wewahitchka Jr.-Sr.
High School (November, December, 2000).
No action required.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: Mr.
Redd requested that the minutes reflect his
concerns regarding traffic and parking
issues at Wewahitchka Elementary School.
The issues will be placed on the February 6
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting
adjourned at 10:05 a.m.. ET.
Questions Natural Gas Bills
Minutes of the .
Gulf County School Board
THE STARt, PORT 5TL. JOE, RrL Tnnmbijay, mawt r, zujvviur L.
loss, but pleased with the effort
and determination," said head
coach Thornton Davis. "We
improve significantly every night.
When our pitching comes around.
we will be okay. We also need to
be more intense early- we wait
till the sixth and seventh innings,
to try to win!"
WHS 201 0 13 60-710 3
RFM 340 101 x-911 3
WEWAHITCHKA 10, CARRABELLE 1
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
The Gators improve to 4-3 on
the season with Tuesday's 10-1'
victory over Carrabelle. Wewa-
hitchka jumped out to a 2-1 lead,
scoring one run in the first and
Our Readers _
jLetters to the
Dear Mr. Ramsey.
I am writing to comment on
your headline of 08 February,
"Gas bills Fuel Concerns." Your
article emphasizes the soaring
natural gas prices over the last
several months while "tap danc-
ing" around the proposed non-
fuel increase St. Joe Natural Gas
is' requesting. It appears that St.
Joe Natural Gas Company is try-
ing to hide behind the volatility of
the natural gas market in order to
sneak in a substantial non-fuel
rate increase. Your article con-
tributes to this deception.
You state in the article that
the, average user will see a non-
fuel increase of just over $5 per
month. If this figure refers to the
interim increase you may be cor-
rect-I did not receive this data
from the company. But the pro-
posed increase, based on the
information enclosed with my
recent bill from the St. Joe
Natural Gas Company, clearly
indicates that the actual net
impact to my bill will be closer to
$11 per month. The basic cus-
tomer charge alone will increase
100% from $6 per month to $12
per month and the non-fuel
charges will increase 112% from
just under $0.30 per therm to just
over $0.51 per therm. My family of
two uses natural gas to heat our
water, '.,dry -our clothes, and bar-
beque' our burgers, so, I 'would
think we would be near the lower
end of the residential demand
scale. That being said, I look for-
ward to the average non-fuel per
therm increase of $5 per month.
Granted, an $11 per month
increase is not a huge amount of
money for low demand customers
like myself, but, it will be a sub-
stantial increase for larger fami-
lies with all natural gas homes. I
find a 100% increase in monthly
base "Customer Charges" and a
112% increase' in non-fuel
charges as suspicious. Looking
deeper into their proposed rate
changes I find small businesses
also face a, significant increase of
71% and 198% respectively. If the
company needs this much of an
increase to stay in business they
would have gone bankrupt years
ago. But no, when we look at the
proposed rate schedule for big
business we find that they will
either face no change in rates or
will .enjoy the 27% reduction in
rates. So-the little guy has to sup-
port the big guy? What gives?
DAT 1 1 A
PAGE 12A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001
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Tiger Sharks Advance in Playoffs
Will Travel to Cottondale Saturday for Regional Finals
PORT ST. JOE 80, CENTRAL 59
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
The seventh ranked Port St.
Joe Tiger Sharks are one step
closer to reaching the "Final Four",
for the eighth consecutive year,
after defeating Milton Central 80-
59 in Tuesday night's regional
semi-finals. The Tiger Sharks (26-
A 6) will travel to Cottondale (29-3),
a 54-49 victor over Wewahitchka,
Saturday night at 8:30 ET for the
There will not be advance
tickets available for Saturday's
game. The ticket booth will
open at 7:00 ET, and all tickets
will be first come first serve.
Cottondale has a very small
gym, so it would be wise to
show up early, or you might not
The Jaguars came out strong,
draining two shots from behind
the arc to take an early lead. How-
ever, Port St. Joe outmatched
Central with their quickness and
dominance on the boards to take
a 16-11 lead by the end of the first
dunk, followed by a quick score
from Kyron Bailey put the'Tiger
Sharks ahead for good.
Bailey led the four Tiger
Sharks in double digits with a
team high 19 points. Seneca
Chambers followed with 14, while
Isaiah Jenkins and Raye Bailey
each added 12 points.
Port St. Joe advanced to face
.Central out of Milton, a 81-75 vic-
tor over Malone, in the regional
Score by Quarters
T'Wolves 21 8 10 17 56.
Sharks 13 18 12 21 64
PSJ (64)- Raye Bailey 12, Isaiah'
Jenkins 12, Seneca Chambers 14,;
Tremaine Lewis 5, Lamar Patter-i
son 2, and Kyron Bailey 19. i
CHILES (56)- Devin Smith 10,.,
Jonathan Kelly 9, Brian Cunning-
ham 2, Dane Holhian 7, Brian
Rackley 8, and Brian Yasinsac 20.
Gators Defeated By
Hornets in Semi-Finals
WEWAHITCHKA 49, COTTONDALE 54
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
The Cottondale Hornets' (29-
3) pulled from behind, outscoring
Wewahitchka 17-4 in the third
quarter en route to a 54-49 victo-
ry over th'e Gators in Tuesday
night's regional semi-finals. The
Gators outscored Cottondale 18-
10 in the second quarter to take a
28-22 lead into intermission, but
were outscored 32-21 in the sec-
ond half of play.
Derrick Williams led the
Gators with a team high .18
points. Brandon Jones followed
with 13, and P.J. Addison added
The Gators ended the season
with an 18-13 record, narrowly
missing a chance for a rematch.
with Port St. Joe. in the regional,
Score by Quarters
Gators 10 18 4 17 49
Hornets 12 10 17 15 54
WEWA: (49)- Brandon Jones 13,
Derrick Williams 18, Pete Taunton
5, Titus Pittman 1, P. J. Addison
10, and. Byron Jones 2.
HORNETS (54)- Dawson 25,
Speights 8, Harrison 9, Harp 3,
White 5, Roulhac 1, and Dickens
WEWAHITCHKA 67, 'IVANA 64
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND .
The Wewahitchka Gators
pulled off a come from behind vic-
tory to upset sixth ranked Havana
67-64 in Thursday night's region-
al quarter-finals. The Gladiators
led 31-30 at halftime, and extend-
ed its lead to 50-45 by the end of
third quarter. However, the Gators
outscored Havana 22-14 in the
final period to pull off the upset.
The Gators (18-12) had four
players score in double digits.
Derrick Williams led the way with
a team high 21 points. Brandon
Jones followed with 17 points.
Byron Jones had 14, and Pete
Taunton chipped in 11 points.
The Gators advanced to Tues-
Seneca Chambers (25) sinks
three of his game high 31
points against Milton Central.
day night's regional semi-finals to
face Cottondale, which defeated
Score by Quarters
Gators 12 18 15 22 67
Havana 13 '18 19 14 64
WEWA (67)- Brandon Jones 17,
Derrick Williams 21, John Poe 3,
Pete Taunton 11, Titus Pittman 2,
P. J. Addison 2, and Byron Jones
HAVANA (64)- Seabrooks 23,
Anderson 20, President 4,
Williams 8, Dilworth 5, Knox. 2,
.and Lewis 2.,
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Isaiah Jenkins (23) brings the crowd to their feet with this dunk in the Tiger Sharks' 64-56 vic-.
tory over Chiles.
The Tiger Sharks turned up
the pressure on defense in the
second quarter, and raced out to a
42-26 lead by halftime. Port St.
Joe ,,then outscored the Jaguars
38-33 in the, second half of play.
Senior Seneca Chambers had
seven rebounds and made four,
three-pointers, while leading the
Tiger Sharks with a game high 31
points. Isaiah Jenkins followed
with 17 points, and Kyron Bailey
If the Tiger Sharks defeat Cot-
tondale Saturday night, they
would play the winner of the Indi-
an Rocks 'Christian (19-11 )/Ben-
jamin (25-1) game on Thursday,
March 8th at the Lakeland Center.
Score by Quarters
Central 11 15 14 19 59
Sharks 16 26 16 22 80
PSJ (80)- Jerrell Showers 2. Rave
Bailey 2, Prince Jones 5, Isaiah
Jenkins 17, Seneca Chambers 31,
Dustin Crews 2, Tremaine Lewis
4, Lamar Patterson 2, and Kyron
CENTRAL (59)- Jared Kim-
brough 11, Ashley Baxley 2, Lee
Martin 9, Daniel Baxley 8, Dusty
Mathews 2, Tyler Plowmen 9,
Chris Villar 13, and Adam Ger-
PoRT ST. JOE 64, CHILES 56
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
After a slow start in the first
quarter, the seventh ranked Port
St. Joe Tiger Sharks rebounded to
defeat the Chiles Timberwolves
64-56 in Thursday night's region-
al quarter-final game. The Tiger
Sharks trailed 21-13 at the end of
the first quarter, but out scored
the Timberwolves 18-8 in the sec-
ond to take a 31-29 lead into half-
time. Port St. Joe then outscored
Chiles 33-27 in the second half.
The Timberwolves tied the
game early in the fourth quarter,
but Isaiah Jenkins' break-away
The Port, St. Joe Dixie Girls
Softball will be offering a free
pitching clinic for all girls ages
eight and up on Saturday, March
3, at 10:00 a.m. The clinic will be
held behind the high school.
All girls who want to brush up
on their pitching skill, or just
want to learn to pitch better are
encouraged to go. There is no cost
.to the girls for this clinic. For
more information you may call
Sandy Pope at 227-7314.
Kyron Bailey (43) and Raye Bailey (12) trap' a Jaguar guard in
the first half of Tuesday night's game.
Today, Americans spend over
500 million dollars on products to
combat what many see as a poten-
tial socially crippling malady-halito-
sis. What are the causes of bad
Except for tobacco, onions and
garlic which invade all of our -tis-
sues-and systemic diseases (like
diabetes), bad breath usually origi-
nates in the mouth itself. Anywhere
that bacteria is allowed to stagnate
in the oral cavity, whether it be
between the teeth, lust below the
gumline, on the tongue, or on
unclean dentures, bad breath can
Unfilled cavities or untreated
gum disease offer a perfect breeding
ground for everyday bacteria in the
mouth to fester and produce sulfur -
compounds that cause halitosis. Any
food debris that is not brushed or
flossed daily from the mouth' can
spoil and produce unpleasant mouth
odor. Brushing the tongue is another
way of reducing the bacterial popu-
lation of the mouth and can help
lead to sweeter breath.
Over the past twelve years, Dr. May and his staff have satis-
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GCEC Sponsors Relay for Life
On February 16, Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative (GCEC),
along with West Florida and
Choctawhatchee electric coopera-
tives, presented a check to the
American Cancer Society's Relay
For Life fund-raising event. The
Relay For Life program is the
largest fund-raising event world-
wide and Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is happy to be a part
of the fight against cancer.
"Many staff members of Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative have
been touched by cancer in one
way or another, so we are excited
to be part of such a great effort to
raise funds to fight cancer, stated
Michael White, Manager of
Marketing/Member Services. Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative has
been participating in the Relay
For Life event for the past few
years with great success.
The sponsorship by
Touchstone Energy* distribution
cooperatives will sponsor a total of
55 relay events taking place in
2001 in Alabama and Florida. The
sponsorship commitment equates
to a total of $240,000 donation to
the MidSouth and Florida
Divisions. "Together we can make
strides of progress", stated Roy
Barnes,. CEO and General
Manager of Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative. Relay for Life, the
American Cancer Society's annual
Want Some Life-Saving Advice?
Ask Your Dental Hygienist.
The recent Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health confirms the importance of
oral health to total health.
Premature, Low-Birthweight Babies Studies have found
that expectant mothers with periodontal (gunm) disease are
seven times more likely to deliver premature, low-birthweight,
babies than women who don't have the disease.
i'l l Heart Disease Cardiovascular disease S
affects 57 million people in the U S. and
kills almost a million people each year. Recent studies have
shown that a parent uth periodontal Igumi disease is mice ..
as likely to develop heart disease as one without the condition.
- ----- .... Oral Cancer Oral cancer is more
common than leukemia; skin melanoma; Hodglkin's dis-
ease, and cancers of the brain, liver, bone, thyroid gland,
stomach, ovaries, and cer\ix, and is typically caused by'
long-term use of tobacco products and
.-.-. alcohol. One of the most important parts | W."
of a regular oral health exam is a thorough oral cancer screen-
Diabetes Periodontal disease is one of the major compliea-
tions of diabetes. In fact, approximately 95 percent of
'Amencans who suffer from diabetes also have periodontal dis-
SPRINGTIME is a great opportunity to commit to
improving your o erall health, and an excellent time to visit your denust and
hygienist. Call 227-1123 today for a thorough mouth examination.
Frank D. May, D.M.D.
a 319 Williams Avenue
Anealia Bush, R.D.H. Port St. Joe, FL Linda Wright, R.D.H.
fund-raiser, is conducted in local
areas to raise funds for cancer
education and research.
There are over 15 events in
the panhandle in various counties
to raise money that will provide
signature programs and services
in those areas. "Not only is it a
great fund-raising event, but it's
fun," stated Pat Stripling. Relay
For Life team leader for Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative. "We will be
raffling prizes in our front office at
both the Southport and
Wewahitchka offices, having a
pancake breakfast, and having
teams at all four of the events in
our service area", stated Mr
Barnes. The events are fun-filled.
overnight events to mobilize com-
munities throughout the country'
to celebrate survivors, remember
loved ones and raise money for
the fight against cancer.
Call your friends and family,
lace up your shoes and get ready.
for the Relay For Life.
Gulf County's is on April 20,
beginning at 10;00 am at
Wewahitchka High School. in
From left are: Terry Mullen, Ma
':Communications, West FL EC; Je
' 'Director, ACS; Gary Clark, VP Memn
Barnes, CEO/General Manager. GC
West FL EC; Michael White,
Services. GCEC; Tina Lane. Memb
Lori Fitzgerald, Exec. Director, A
Exec. Director, ACS.
Students, from left, are Trevor Burch, Matthew Miller, Jeffrey Pi
the rear are parents, Debbie and, Rusty Burch, Robert and Sharron M
Dennis and Kay Geoghagan, and DAR American History Chairman M
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001 PAGE -
Tales of The
':" / Southern States
*. The United Daughters of he
L A Confederacy, Apalachicola Chap-
ter # 826 met at the Corinne
Costin. Gibson Library on
Thursday, February 15.
F' ~The program was given by
Jane Forster on Curious Tales of
iSouthern Soldiers by Sharron
,' ...... l Martin.
... The men who fought in the
.War between the States had-to
have a strong will to survive espe-
cially .in the latter days. They
faced separation from family, the
death of friends, disease, and
starvation. It must have become
exceedingly difficult to keep their
spirits ,up and their minds
focused. Laughter ins the camp
was a welcome sound.
..": A woman in Temnnessee found
an interesting way in. which to
S- smuggle ,goods over the, lines.
S" -- J Beneath hersskirts, she wore a
girdle to which she tied twelve
inager of Member Services and pairs of boots. Each boot was then
-nna Nagy,,Area Development stuffed with needed medicines..
aber Services, West FL EC: Roy. Jst how she walked and whether
EC; Bill Rimes, Exec. VP/CEO the boots caused bruises on the
Manager Marketing/Member shin bones was not mentioned!
ier Services Specialist, GCEC: Stonewall Jackson could be
CS: and Sheila Jackson, Area seen sucking lemons as he stud-
ied the layout :of the land or
planned his maneuvers. Where he
was able to obtain the citrus is
Hopefully, g future generations
might feel proud of their heritages
and find inspiration to protect the
history of their ancestors.
Remember it was Jefferson Davis
who said it is our duty to keep the
memory of our, heroes green.
The meetihfg was adjourned
after this look into the history of
am 1 IBingo Every Monday
W Don't drive all the way to
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here in Gulf County and join-in
the fun at the Senior Citizen's
):_Z 3 Building, located onl Library Dnve
U 1 in Port St. Joe.
itts, and Katie Geoghagan. In Bingo games. sponsored by
iller, Tommy and Diane Pitts, the Opurmist Club. will be held
azie Stone. every Monday. Early bird game
will begin at 5:30 p.m.. and the
regular games at 7:00 p.m. ET.
DAR Essay Winners
The Saint Joseph Chapter of
the Daughters of the American
Revolution is happy to announce
the winners of its annual essay
contests. The topic for this year's
Amencan History Month essay
contest was, 'If the United States
Capitol Walls Could Talk," and
was open to all area fifth through
The students had to discuss
two major events that occurred in
the. Capitol building during the
period 1800-1900 that "they
believe had a major influence on
The contestants' of the
Christopher Columbus essay con-
"test Weti- t6 write "a 'ominantn.g
speech for Christopher Columbus
to be inducted into an Explorers
Hall of Fame. These student were
to include specific examples of
Christopher Columbus accom-
plishments that would ment such
an honor. The contest was open to
all area ninth through 12th
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Kinard Community Holiness
Church, located on County Road
392 in Kinard will be having a
Pastor Appreciation Service for
Brother Carlton and Sister
Annette Cain on Saturday, March
3, at 12:00 a.m.
All friends and family are cor-
dially invited to attend. Lunch will
be served at 12:00 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall next to the church
followed by a special service hon-
oring the pastors.
Special guest speaker will be
Sister Thelma Gunn.
Celebrating 75 Years
The St. Joseph Catholic
Church in Port St. Joe will be
holding its 75th anniversary mass
to the area on March 25th. Priests
and administrators who served
this parish in the past are being'
invited back to help celebrate this
great event. A mass will be held at
4:00 p.m., ET, in the current
church located at the corner of
Monument Avenue and 20th
A reception will follow imme-
diately after the mass in the
church hall. Heavy hours d' oeu-
vres will be served along with
refreshments. There are plans to
show pictures, slides, and display'
memorabilia from past church
Father Tom Guido and the
parish invite the entire Port St.
Joe community to attend. This
will be a chance to visit with
catholic priests, administrators,
and old friends who lived and
served here over the last 75 years.
Anyone that has pictures or
memorabilia they would like to
loan for this event, please contact
Jim Newton at 229-6474.
Reverend Tim and Cheryl Bender
Nazarene Church to
Host Revival Services
Revival services will be held at
the First Church of the Nazarene
beginning this Friday, March 2,
and continuing through Sunday,
March 11. The services will begin
at 7:00 p.m. each weekday
evening and at 11:00 a.m. and
6:00 p.m. on Sundays.
The revival team of Reverend
Tim and Cherly Bender, from
Shelbyville, Tennessee, will be
leading the services. Along with
the inspired preaching and
singing, the coupleple plays a variety
of tiru-ual musical instruments,
and Tim does an oil painting each
evening. Their total ministry is
truly blessed and anointed by the
Holy Spirit. Make plans to join
them for this great move of God.
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
Sunday Bible Study .... ..... . 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship. ....... .10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study .............. 7:00 p.m. CT
jC FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
SWb 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
0' .I Sixteenth Street /
Sunday Worship ...... 10 a.m. .
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. ,
Adult School ... .... ...11 a.m.
-Sunday School -
*Young Children 0,
*Nursery Available ,
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cainroi/ Highway 71/ 'Cec.i Csfi;r, Sr Blvd. ;
fFirst Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE'',
Brent Vickery Buddy C :,. .eil
] Pastor Minister of Music & Youth.
I Sunday School ........... .. 9:45 am
SI I Worship Service... : ............... 11:00 am
Disciple Training ...... . '. 6:00:pm
Evening Worship .. . . 7 00 p
I L Wednesday Prayer Meeting- ............. 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
S Teaching the Truth of God's Word .
FAITt S IBI E C URCU
801 2Qthi Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .
Sunday Evening, Service
Wednesday Night Orayier Meeting & Bible Study
Home of FAITH- CI-RIgTIAN SCHOOL
P ort 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.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Youth & Children's Director
Transportation will be avail-
able in the Port St. Joe and
Mexico Beach areas.- Please call
648-4706 to make arrangements.
The church is located at 2420
Long Avenue, across from the
High School track.
Episcopal Women's President,
Joan Johnson', announced that
there will be-, a "Springtime
Rummage Sale" on Saturday,
March 10th, from 8:00 a.m. until
1:00 p.m., ET. .
While thefe will be the usual
items this year,. the focus will be
on small appliances and hou-','
hold goods.,' Jane Dohmen arid,..
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
Virginia Ruth Lynch
Virginia Ruth Lynch, 67, of
Port St. Joe died Wednesday,
February 21 at the Baycrest
Nursing Center in Panama City.
Mrs. Lynch was a native of Lake
City, South Carolina and had
lived in Port St. Joe since 1960.
She was a homemaker and a
. member of the Gospel Assembly
Church on Baldwin Road in
Panama City where she served as
She is survived by her hus-
band, William M. Lynch of Port St.
Joe; two sons and daughters-in-
law, Ralston M. and Laura M.
Lynch of Elberton, Georgia, and
W. Michael and Sherrie Lynch of
La Grange, Georgia; two daugh-
ters and sons-in-law, Teresa A.
and Jackie Dunlap of Panama
City, and Linda R. and Paul' D.
Fuqua of Panama City; one
brother, W. L. Jowers pf
Columbia, South Carolina; and
two sisters, Margie Owens of
Charleston, South Carolina, and
Dorothy Hudson of Columbia,
South Carolina; and seven grand-
children, Jason Fuqua, William
Lynch, Matthew Lynch, Morgan
Lynch, Heather Lynch, Amy
Dunlap and Kady Dunlap.
Funeral : services were held
Saturday, February 24, at 11:00
a.m., CT, from the Gospel
Assembly Church in Panama City,
with Reverends Clyde Scharber,
Steve Coy and John Broome offici-
ating. Interment followed in
Evergreen Cemetery in Panama
All funeral arrangements were
under the direction of the Peavy
Funeral Home in Blountstown.
Alto C. Stephens
Alto C. "Steve" Stephens, 86,
of Wewahitchka died early Friday
morning, February 23, in a local
healthcare f'acil itv. Born in
Jackson County, he moved to Port
St. Joe in 1982. He was a retired
truck driver ,for St. Joe Paper
Company andwas a member of
First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka. He was a veteran of
WWII serving in the U.S. Army.
His parents. Wesley and
Nonnie Stephens; three sisters,
,Irene Stephens, Paustine Atwell
and Vida Peterson a son, John
Grief Workshop ;
The Hospice of Northwest Road in Panama City. The semi-
Florida will host a grief workshop nar is free.
to help individuals learn more Topics of the seminar are
about going through grief and "Myths. of Grieving," "Stages of
supporting someone who is griev- Grief," "Grief Reactions," "Coping
ing. The workshop is open to the with Grief," "Holidays and Grief,"
public and will be held or, Fnridayvi "Supporting' Someone in Grief,"
March 9th and Friday. March "Children and Grief," and' "The
16th, both days from 9:00 a.rr". Other Side of Grief."
until 12:00 p.m. at Northside For more information, or to
Baptist Chuirch Education register you may call Denise.
Building located at 530 Airport- Montford at (850) 785-3040.
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"A Fellowship ,ofGod's'Children Sharin. Jesus, JESUS CARES, We Care."
382 Ling Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.1306
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Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor & Minister of Music
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
h S.of iWorship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
?0 .S Bible Study -: Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
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9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
Wesley Stephens and a brother,
Curtis Stephens preceded him in
Mr. Stephens is survived by
his loving wife of 41 years, Martha
Stephens; one son, Frank Bass,
both of Wewahitchka; four daugh-
ters, Norma Dell Ducera and hus-
band Martin, Kathryn Kingsbury
all of Winter Haven, Cheryl Pate
all of Wewahitchka, Victoria Scott
and husband John of Marianna;
three brothers, Ralph Stephens of
Bascom, James Stephens of Chat-
tahoochee, and Gaston Stephens
of Dothan; three sisters,
Willadean Chandler of Malone,
Pauline Hatcher of Chattahoo-
chee, and Ida Mae Hodges of
Cottondale; 20 grandchildren,
several great and great-great--
Funeral services were held on
Sunday, February 25, at 2:00
p.m., CT, in the First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka with
Reverend Mike Stroud officiating.
Interment followed in Cypress
Creek Cemetery. The Ft. Rucker
Honor Guard accorded military
honors at graveside.
-All services were under the
direction of Southerland, Family
Funeral Home in Panama City.
Callie Sue Ward
Callie Sue Ward of Fitzgerald,
Georgia died at her home on
February 22. Mrs. Ward was born
in Americus, Georgia on October
5, 1916, to Emma Lula Hartley
and Thomas Edwards
Castleberry. She lived in
Fitzgerald all her, life. She was a
gradu ate of Fitzgerald High School
and .attended Valdosta State
Mrs. Ward was a member of
Central United Methodist Church
and United Methodist Women.
She formerly served as a member
of the Church Administrative
Board, UMW Group leader, and
Sunday School teacher. She was a
charter member of Floriculture
She was the widow of the late
Paul Edwin Ward.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Edna Lu Dorminy; and
brother, Thomas Edwards
Castleberry, Jr., both of
Fitzgerald; three grandchildren,
two great grandchildren, and sev-
eral nieces and nephews includ-
ing Mr. and Mrs. John Lamar
Miller, Jr., of Port St. Joe. She was
the sister of the late Hildreth
Castleberry Miller, also of Port St.
Graveside services were held
at Evergreen Cemetery in
Fitzgerald with the Reverend Don
Woeltjen and the Reverend Gene
Cochran presiding. Music was
provided by Mrs. Don Woeltjen,
Pallbearers were Sikes McCord,
David Whitworth, Randy Rodgers,
Dr. Gee Merritt, Jim Parrott, all of
Fitzgerald, and Bobby' Costin. 'of
Port St. Joe.
Barbara B. Sharit
Barbara Bennett Sharit, a
resident of North Palm Beach,
died at Palm Beach Garden
Hospital, February,22, after a lbng
illness. Mrs. Sharit was born
September 9, 1927, and was a
graduate of the University .of
Georgia. She was a homemaker,
and accomplished artist, and an
instrument flight instructor. She
and her husband moved to North
Palm Beach in 1994 'from Winter
Haven, where they had resided 37
(See SHARIT on Page 3B)
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10:30 Sunday Morning Apalachicola ... E 4 > W ...Panama City
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First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue .Pot St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
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Want To Be In The Theatre? Try Out
FromPage 2B .
Mrs. Sharit is survived by her
loving husband, Joe L. Sharit; Jr.,
of 54 years; a daughter, Barbara
Sharit Rice; a son, Joe L. Sharit,
III; and two grandchildren,
Barbara Bennett Rice and Joel
A memorial service was held
'Saturday, February 24th at St.
Mark's Episcopal Church in North .- '- .
Palm Beach. Mr. Sharit is the son Sergeant Cutler poses for a photo with Cub Scout Pack #47
of the late Joe L. Sharit, Sr., for- leaders and members during his visit.
mer long-time beloved mayor of
the City of Port St. Joe. Cub ScoutTroop 47 Gets a
DavidLeeWalters Cub Scout Troop 47 Gets a
David Lee Walters
David Lee Walters, 66, of Visit from Sher f'fs Office+
Panama City passed away Visit from Sheri' Office
On Tuesday, February 13,
Cub Scout Pack 47 was visited by
Sgt. Cutler of the Gulf County
Sheriffs office during their career
Sgt. Cutler allowed the cub
scouts to view and sit in his patrol
car, which is a Cadillac confis-
cated from drug dealers. He also
spoke to the scouts about his job
and responsibilities with the
Sheriffs office. In conclusion, Sgt.
Cutler fingerprinted all the scouts
and gave them identification'
cards, which, contain pertinent
information on each.
As an added bonus, Deputy
Shawn Butler of the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office and his K-9 part-
ner "Ruby" demonstrated their
ability to detect hidden drugs
using Ruby's keen sense of smell.
Deputy Butler hid a packet of
drugs under the sofa cushion,
and Ruby took only a short time.
to flind the couch and then find
Participating scouts included
Ryan Walding, Tramaine
Cummings, Alan Avellar, Russell
Miller, Lucas Linton, Stephen
Denton, Jonathan Williams, Tyler
Saucier and Todd Gould. Den
Leaders were Kurt Avellar. Brenda
Miller and Gloria Miller.
Cub Scouts 'Pack 47 of Gulf
County would like to thank Sgt.
Cutler, Deputy Butler, and Ruby
for their time and expertise in
contributing to the scouts' career
program for February.
WIG Meeting Canceled
The Washington Improvement
Group Board of Directors and
Membership meeeting scheduled
for March 1, has 'been canceled.
Sea^wS ew. *' ?74Sfd Swf
February 20, at his home. He was
a lifelong resident of Bay County.
He worked as a brick mason in
Gulf and Bay counties and built a
Number of homes in Port St. Joe.
Mr. Walters was preceded in death
by his father Willie Walters:
He is survived by his mother,
SLinnie Walters; his wife, Edith
Walters; seven children, Howard
and Norma Walters of
Wewahitchka, Greg and Wendy
Walters of DeFuniak Springs,
Jeffery and Dixie Clark of Altha,
'David and Kim Clark of Panama
'City, James Clark of Ft. Walton,
Mollie and David Quattlebaum of
,Altha,' and Wanda and Ronald
Goodwin of Altha; one brother,
',-Johnny and Gerry, .Walters of
.Callaway; three sisters, Liz and
Jack McKinney of Callaway, Lil
Campbell of, Callaway, Jo and
Lary Blailock of .Callaway; 18
grandchildren: and 25 great-
Graveside services were held
in Buckhorn' Cemetery in
Wewahitchka on Friday, February
S"23, at 12:00 noon, CT, with
Reverend J.W. Hunt officiating.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Roxie N. Handle
The Dixie Theatre will be con-
ducting auditions and interviews
for the 2001 summer season,
March 10th in Apalachicola,
March 23rd in Panama City and
March 24th in Tallahassee.
The 2001 summer season
runs from June 1st through
September 2nd and consists of six
plays. each of which will be per-
.'formed for two weeks. There will
'1? also be a children's play per-
'formed mornings from mid June
Sfo mid July.'
The .auditions' and interview
are for actors and actresses from
'17 to 70 years of age: stage crew
to learn, build and work with,
which include scenery, furniture
'and properties, costumes, lights
and sound, stage management,
and administrative personnel to
work with marketing and promo-
tion, tickets and group sale. fund-.
ing and grants.
Actors and actresses audi-
tioning should prepare a two to
three minute scene or monologue,
or read a poem or story of three
minutes or'less. if possible, bring'
a picture and resume.
Those seeking an interview for
'a position with stage crew or
,administration should prepare a
short resume of their experiences.
Auditions will take place in
',Apalachicola at, the Dixie Theatre
"Friends" to Meet
The regular monthly meeting
of the Friends of the Gulf County
Public Libraries, Inc., will be held
Monday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. at
'the Port St. Joe Library. All mem-
bers are invited to attend and par-
ticipate. Future programs will be
discussed. and refreshments will
on Saturday, March 10th from
2:00 until 6:00 p.m. To sign up for
an audition or interview call Rex
Partington at (850) 653-3200 or
stop by the Dixie. Theatre on
Wednesday or Friday from 11:00
a.m. 'until 2:00 p.m.
Times. and .places for the
Panama City andi Tallahassee
auditions will be, announced at a
later date, or call Rex Partington
at (850) 653-3200.
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Roxie Nichols Handle' passes
away January 8, in a nursing
facility in Los Angeles, California.
Roxie was born September
16, 1916 to David and Alberta
Nichols. She was always jolly and
.lun to be around. She will be
S missed P, all who knew her.
S Roxie was preceded in death '
by her parents, David-atld"Alberta
Nichols; her husband, Winnie
Handley; and son Freddie: also
seven' sisters,, and one. brother,
Martha. Brooks, Belle Knowles,
Annie Messer, Estelle .Hill, Donie
Pitts, Pearl Alexander,, Ruby
Mosley. and Veto Nichols' .
Ro.me was the last survivor of
the original Nichols generation..
The only survivors are nieces
-and nephews. Oscar D. Redd,
SPatty. Manuel, Jenny Pitts, Ann
*;'Castwell. Bobby Knowles. Billy
Knowles, Jimmy Knowles. Clifford
Ward, Janet Hatchell, Al 'Bubba"
Mosley, and Louvie Edward Pitts.,
There will be a memorial ser-
Svice at Honeyville Methodist
Church on March 3. at 11:00,
i a.m.,' CT. conducted by Reverend
David Taunton and Reverend Gus
Howerton. The family will receive
friends one hour prior to service
time at the church. In lieu of flow-
ers donations may be made to the
Hoheyrville Methodist Church.
Willard M. Peters
'Willard' M. Peters, age 73, of
- Orange Community in Liberty
- County, passed away suddenly at
his home. Saturday, February 24,
after a bnef illness.
Mr.. Peters was born in Liberty
County and was a lifetime resi-
dent. He was a member of the
Bristol Ward of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day- Saints
iand'served with the Army of the.
United States in World War II.
.. He is survived by his wife,
Romola D. ,Peters of, Orange
Community. two sons, Larry W.
Peters of Port St. Joe, and Danny
Ray Peters of Orange Community;
two daughters, Barbara Ann
Lawrence of Quincy, and Donna
Harrison of Williamston. North
Carolina; one brother Arlon Peters
of Ogden, 'Utah: four sisters
Darcie Whittaker of Tallahassee,
DeLoyce Fenn of Columbus,
Georgia, Vonice Blackburn of
Bristol, and Janice Texton of
Tallahassee, six grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services
were held on Tuesday, February
27, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant
Hill Cemetery in Bristol.
All arrangements were under
the direction of McClellan Funeral
Home in Bristol.
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CAPE SAN BLAS OFFICE
4693 Cape San Bias Road
Cape San Bias, FL 32456
4100 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach: Excellent commercial
location ready for development, boao slps not included.
Also excellent location for townhomes next to manna!!
MLS#5966, 5340,000. Contact Marlene Harris
BEACHFRONT PROPERTY, Two lots 90' beach
frontage x 205 deep'. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY,
ZONED TOURIST COMMERCIAL.r Permitted use:
shops, restaurant, b&b inn. Residential usage is per-
missible for tonhomes Current usage. Surfsjde Inn
with 11 units. $1,244,595.00, MLS#8096, Contact
New Listing: 2221 C-30. Building is currently
be ng used as a Real Estate office and Gift Shop.
Can be used as commercial or residential. Beautiful
location. $375,000. MLS#6946. Contact John
St Joe Beach: Highway 98, approximately
1.20'x344' lot. $180,000, MLS#4080.
Contact Joan Smithwick.
Palmetto/Chapel Lane Overstreet:: 4.60 acres
located on the.deep part of Wetappo Creek.
$79,900, MLS#6625. Contact Marlene
Gulf View: Residential lot located at 7758
hwy 98 in St. Joe Beach. GREAT BUY!,
$135,000, MLS#6654. Contact Ellen
Lot: 50'x100' lot located in Beacon Hill
Subdivision, only one block to the gulf. Septic
in place. PRICED TO SELL. $30,000,
MLS#6738. Contact Cathy Kitchens.
Acreage: Head for the country! 10 acres
located .in Dalkeith. Great place to build first
home or starter home. $20,000, MLS#6284.
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ST. JOE BEACH OFFICE
6260 Highway 98
St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
New Listing: Premier Gulf Front Home. High
Dunes, Very Well Protected One of a Kind custom
built. Unbelievable view! First class finishes and
design Must See. $869,000. MLS#6669. Contact
Mark Brown. .
Ridgley Home Vacat.on at Home! Why travel when
you hove your own inground pool, hot tub, satellite
dsh and garage converted to game room
S198,500. MLS#6325. Contact Margaret
311 Robin Lane, Mexico Beach. Very nice 3 bed-
room, 2 bath brick home in quiet neighborhood, nice-
ly landscaped. Beautiful hardwood floors. Ceramic
tile in bathrooms, enclosed garage, thermal windows,
just to name a few of the perks of this house. Large
lot, approx. 100'x95'.' Reduced to $108,000.
MLS#8126. Contact Ellen Allemore.
DAY AT THE BEACH: Newly furnished and decorat-
ed. 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.
Contact Margaret Presswood.
Bay Front: Beautiful site to build your.dream
'home on Bay Front lot 125' by 787'. This
wooded lot can be subdivided, one to build on
and one for investment. Zoned Residential
Light Commercial. $187,500, MLS#6538.
Contact Paulette Cleare.
San Bias Plantation: Beautiful Gulf View lot
located on Sea Pine Drive in Cape San Bias.
$64,900, MLS#6451. Contact Margaret or
MEXICO BEACH OFFICE
1200 U.S. Highway 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
E REALTOR ASSOCIATES:
CAPE SAN BLAS:
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher
Paulette Cleare, Mike Harris......
S... .ST..-JOE BEACH .
Margaret Presswood, Rusty Barfield
Ellen Allemore, Joan Smithwick
Jamie Crum, Marlene Harris
Beach View: 206 Hwy. 98, Mexico 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.
MLS#5045. Contact Joan Smithwick.
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ONE OF A KIND DUPLEX 111 E & F 1st St., Mexico
Beach. 2 bedroom, 1 bath upstairs,'2 bedroom, 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 Ellen
Clayton Beach access, views 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.
Gulf view: lot on US 98 in .Beacon Hill with
Lighthouse Avenue, along the back side near
new park. $160,000, MLS#5817. Contact
Overstreet: Very nice cleared acreage located
between 539 & 538 Borders Road. 2.34
acres. MOL $20,000, MLS#6615. Contact
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BARRIER DUNE #'43: Great ndebedroown & nit wirf,
nice view. End unil behind pool area Shorl -walk
to beach.: new a/c, carpet &'tilq. Vdiy'nicly main-
tained Completely furnished $145,000.
MLS#5983 Contact Jamie Crum.
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New Listing: 54 1 st Street, Mexico Beach Two story
stucco home on large lot. Two large bedrooms ,iith
two bathrooms with living area upstairs and down.
Short walk to the beach. $200,00. MLS# 8026
Contact Cathy Kitchens ,
Back on the market: Clifton Place is 'a private subdivi-
sion located in Cape San Bias with ;paved driveway,
adult pool and kiddie pool. Home features private
entry, Anderson windows, 9' ceilings, raise panel nat-
ural oak finish cabinets, as well as an ample.appliance
package. $689,000, MLS#4893. Contact Jeff or
Margaret Fletcher. .
We have many other properties listed. Call for more information or visit us on the Internet at www.florida-beach.com
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001
March Is Slated As National Diabetes Awareness Month
There is an alarming increase
in the rate of diabetes in America,
Florida and in Gulf County.
Dramatic increases have been
seen in new cases of type II dia-
betes in elementary school chil-
dren in Gulf County; this was
unheard of five years ago.
The American Diabetic
Association and the National
Institutes of Health and the World
Health Organization released a
joint statement in 2000. The
statement recommended that all
adults be tested for diabetes by
age 45, in an attempt to catch the
disease before it begins its slow
destructive path. The National
Institute of Health feels these new
recommendations will identify
approximately two million
Americans with diabetes. This still
leaves six million people unaware
they have the disease.
The new guidelines include:
*Every adult should have a
Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty Has
New Branch Office at Barrier Dunes
Since January of this year
Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.
has occupied the gatehouse at
Barrier Dunes. This move strate-.
gically gives the .company cover-
age from the north end of the
Cape to the end of Mexico Beach.
"With the addition of this
sales office to our existing organi-:
zation we will be able to serve our
clients and customers even better
in the coming months. We plan to
refurbish the interior and offer,
real estate information as well as
general area information to the
good people that live, at and visit
Barrier Dunes," said Jay Rish,
Broker of Century 21 Gulf Coast
The office will be staffed with
one of the best agents in the area,
Elva Peden. "Ms. Peden is very
well known for her knowledge of
the north end of the Cape and
more particular Barrier Dunes.
Ms. Peden also has one of the best
demeanor for this business I have
ever been around, she enjoys
remarkable loyalty and an 'out-
standing rapport with her clients
and customers," Rish added. Also,
Anitra Norton, an energetic new-
comer, will be working in the sales
office at Barrier 'Dunes.
Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty
encourages everyone in the Cape
San Bias area to visit Peden and
Norton at the new Barrier Dunes
sales office. Hours 'of operation
are 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday and
10:00 a.m.. until 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. The tele-.
,phone number is 229-1500.
diabetes test every three years
starting at 45. Those who get a
high reading should have the test
repeated on another day.
Those at higher risk should
be tested more often. Those
include American Indians, African
Americans, Asians,. Hispanics and
anyone who is overweight or has
high blood pressure, high choles-
terol or a strong family history of
The cutoff for diagnosing
someone with diabetes will be
lowered to 126 mg/dl fasting 12,
hours. If food has been con-.
sumed, a level greater than 140
will be considered diagnostic.
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*Diabetes will now be broken
down into two categories. Type I
(formerly called juvenile onset)
and Type II (formerly called non-
insulin dependent or adult onset
Diabetes is widely recognized
as one of the leading causes of
death and disability in the United
States. It is the major cause of
blindness, heart disease and
stroke, kidney failure and ampu-
Scientific studies show that
early detection and. treatment
intervention can reduce the risk
for developing, the complications
of diabetes by as much as 82%,
Elva Peden, left, and Anitra Norton
significantly improving the quality
of life for individuals with dia-
The most diagnostic symptom
of diabetes is an elevated blood
sugar. If you wait for symptoms to
occur, much of the damage from
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New Homes from
ON TIME WITI
TO YOUR SAT
Owners Fred & Bess NV
403 S. Hwy. 71 *
elevated blood sugar may have
already happened. You do not'
have 'to have family history to
have diabetes. There may be mild
symptoms like dry skin, excessive
thirst and frequent urination, and
Indi/c of Florida
$40 Sq. ft. & Up
4 AND ADDITIONS
"Sonny" Retires After 31+
SC'. "Sonny" Ward, right, recently retired after giving 31-,
,pluse-years of faithful and dedicated service to PreWmer
Chemicals. Maintenance Superintendent B. L. Burkett is shown
in the photo above presenting him with his retirement papers.
"The Cinningham Home".
3BR 2BA *$269 per month, W.A.C.
All Home Pri
Delivery & Set-
Steps w/rails & platf
Skirting color I
Electric hook up *
Woar. ,ic. up Pe
aorm to every door
to matcl home
Sewage hook up
Homes Standard with:
F l-uod ,.'h. Overhead Vents
,i,-,,m W.r&,, 10 lOYearWarronly
Plus much, much more.
NO GIMMICKS HERE!
6, .. 2409 E. 15th St., Panama City, FL.
p ........ ser (850) 522-0900 Memberor he
* Screen Porches
* Pool Enclosures
* Aluminum Hondrailing
* Florida Rooms
* Storm Shutters
* PVC Fence
FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES
PAYMENT CHART FOR 30 YEAR LOAN
$ 50,000 = $332.65/mth
$ 70,000 = $465.71/mth
$ 90,000 = $598.77/mth
$110,000 = $731.83/mth
$130,000 = $864.89/mth
$150,000 = $997.95/mth
TIME TO REFINANCE
* Consolidate Bills
* Lower Payments
* Call for rate updates
* Apply by phone
* Close in 15 days
* Apply on-line!
FIXED RATE APR 7.25 lor 30 yeor ,,erms. Roes nd
terms subject 0o change wilhoul noce. Licensed
of MFEXTCO BEA
"Selling Sunsets for 5
o1 -800-874-5073 or 854
OVERSTREET C C'-mnierrijl iRdLenit.I l. ir,
_-pA R property would be id'i:l 1*: tIait-shack, country
2603-A HWY. 98 UNDER CONSTRUC- store, boat storage or all three. At the foot of the
TION Gorgeous new townhome with great Overstreet Bridge on County Road 386 in a corn-
views of the gulf sunsets! Ceramic tile in mercially undeserved area of Gulf County. Priced to
j. itcrin ,snd bathrooms. Berber carpet throueh- s..ll $100,000.00.
.,Et iu i ,! T .,: I-, [ bh, l 'i c L'.-.r, I do la,, c)II
0 ,", a' 5 18-,500.00( ... .',.. -
GREAT GET A\VAY 'BR ?EA 1.I.-.1 l- Hon-,c
.. ~m4 .'ihe d equipp d nd r aI ti un Ol- r ,ii b. k
A TASTE OF OLD FLORIDA Thi c.. er F, ,, lT I ,'" d OI"M l. :I I ,I C I0 1I hI a,%an-, ',h.:
3IR( IBIA ,,cll.m i,,tri,,ed ,-at, ha. loi ol d S C 5'1 1 1 e,, Lane, bl L ',o ach
harm It *i.t cI I- 1 I-'2 oU ,, coImpltic 5$69.900.00
Icr.CL1d I ICCF'I in Iron i, and I; I,,c.rd r, )l 3
block. Iron. the beach BeIng old "ai
9230 Ol,e A'enuc. Beicon Hall 5-9.900.00
.-,- .-"t" .. --
250 JOE AVE.. Bea..iful.. mrn,,l home hl
,ma1n, ,:cllhct aimenile; Siereo ,,item "th i
,p kcr- ,hr.:,Eh,,ut. len, ANire gill full', fu;--
Ii.hJ, all. IIli' il r more 'er iceL on il lL w qw
In ,dc Tl'1 h.nic ,a. u-ed h a; ,a summer; rrrc ii 81".D Hw, 98, Meuco Beach Ch.a-ning 2 b.d.
Luc;ted ,,I an .' ei.' d lot A rr!mut Le'' room r.:... nh re that Al' rich ;' n ithe Gulf ':-'
$62,500.00. Reduced i55.000.00 e c,:c Tile lfootr In the kitchen and d.i-nrig ir:,.
; nice furnished Thli to ,nhome has a 'cri
"I 'rge balconI )indd a pr,.ire allk,'as to the bachi A
ma. eel $3 5,00.00
1001 15th St., Mlesco Beacd 2 BR 2 B.Al l n'
le Ii-iiil hoIr,'i c ith l i rdLrn pi --l i:.n r
rL ,..- I lan I 2 a r1 2 iI .J po.l'c,,ion1l r,.il lin - ---
-,1 ele' aLed n -e .,s1nr- 'uII e:h it-... ._
..hn phere AttrarIe dcc.I.lr l .n- lurnahndrnge m
S 120,000.00 BEA C H FRO N T I : ,,dup .lc N ,cel, ren. ar
> g .-..^ .-,. [rL;ld -id e al-f d 1- 1 0 ,1 0 tlh retail program Ti ',Th
123 CIRCLE DRIVE Beachside of highway ,.
i 'c, 'i P. l'h h ru1 4P R E.'. ido l. i rn1'.
Pi er R ,. atio. 2ec bedo, 1 1/2 bathsrr,'i
,becir.: m TI.rn ai ppclg feature. Large*Jck'
,o, uij rn,! h pirkig 1. ith large tr.nige '.-,IT
Mlt see!! 8660 Lghthou-se e., Beacurl, Hill.
BEACHSIDE TOWNHOUSE 1 Desirable $189,500.00 Great Gulf Views
sunken den, liv/din/kit, laundry off back deck.
Furnished & equipped. Won't last long! Pier
Pointe #3 106-B S. 37th Street, Mexico MEXICO BEACH 1/2 acre lot on Bailey La
Beach. $189,000.00. residential area. Only $59,900.
GREAT STARTER or RETIREMENT HOA
S CORNER OF OLIVE & BONNET STS. Le
.K .. MEXICO BEACH Large lot quiet residential
111h 111 MITilW'l WI1111i 1for homes or mobile homes. MAKE AN OFFE
r GULFAIRE SUBD., Gulfaire Drive. Lot 22,
OVERSTREET 1/2 acre with septic tank,
8648 HWY. 98 BEACON HILL Gulf RED BULL ISLAND- Lot 6, Blk. G, 171' x
view from atop a bluff. This wonderful
3BR/2BA home (on stilts) has a view from SEASHORES DR. & HIGHWAY 98 AREA
every room. Located on large lot across the that has beach and swimming pool access. 208.
highway from beach. Screened porch and 510 4TH STREET Zoned commercial lot 1
decks. Home is furnished and in excellent MEXICO BEACH- Nice residential lot (horn
condition. $375,000. REDUCED TO $39,000.
GREAT LOCATION TO THE BEA
bedroom, 2 bath mobile-home on a
S can :be accessed from Formtner or
Master bedroom has garden tub, has
and a/c, ceiling fans, all appliances,
port land storage building. 710 7
MIe .,c.-. Beach uii' 00 R
un cith .ic" in Mc%.Co Becah
In eror, equ~pmeri & fi ,turc, rdndlj (.Great
o.furiunhc, "M )H-% 9SCA'LL FOR. DIT.%iLS
I: A"I ii llop I ii' 1lls., il!
BEACHFRONT TOWNHOUSE 819 H.',QS
Rex.:r 2 BRe 2 SP.A curne. cmplcd,k fu r
s..hed and c i~ppcd .nd reid% to enin, IVcr c :II
ffiainta[Pi' tw ibouse ci% prl. iielv n.-,, on the
rernulIprogrfrin' 'Jner, hrye mid' 3lot o
mr nz!Enp', v*"-ur rnn un:,t o-r trhe
BEACHSIDE TOWNHOUSE Diin, L -
',.aau 'uial tlnk urnt I -h 1u'p .qulit, d.co-r & .qu-p.
rr,,.nr ThIr IBiB I BA Si i .s p ab,,t e Gr.it Gull
'.wi Irom cl.,atL l]h[Lh d iuri .:lsk C ..red portl
', fan & .ncl-.,cd bit:kI piii., Thi pri t .'ru n r';
get away has become a'perfect rental. 111-D S.
39th St., Mexico Beach. $129,500.00 .
13oo LOUIOEu avE. nowara CreeK-
Fisherman's Pride 3 BR, 2 BA, older home with
detached garage/workshop and fish cleaning sta-
tion. 150' z 140' fenced lot is well maintained. A
fully furnished bargain including boat, motor, and
Cathey Parker Hobbs REALTOR
Sally L. Childs, Realtor Associate
Larry G. Turner, Realtor Associate
Lisa Varona, Realtor Associate
P. 0. Box 13123 'Hwy. 98 & 31st St.
Mexico Beach,FL 32410
www. MexicoBeach Vacations.com
GULF FRONT LOTS!"
ACH. 190 2
nice lot: Lot
s central heat
.oirIcr kvc.. GULF FRONT LOT 50' on the Gulf of
reduced to Mexico. Appr'\, 243' deep Beacon Hill,'
$55?-1 nOU D F ppr.-.y'ved.plans for a 4 bed-
ro.:,m, 5 bath r,,,u-k i
GULF FRONT LOT 50' on the Gulf of
Mexico. Approx. 243' deep Beacon Hil.
BEACHSIDE LOT -Mexicq Beach, S. 36th
.St, 2nd lot from Beach on right 100' x 75'.
121 CIRCLE DRIV'E Bch.,,dc uflh.a inr
and dcta,:hc.j dublc carpoit '-onderl'oI gulf vicv.
mAlcs in c~cIicnir, mesnicnt $350,000.00.
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO DED-
ICATED BEACH .2BR,'2BA mobile home in
excellent condition with well and irrigation sys-
tem. Comes completely furnished and equipped.
Has screened in front'porch and storage shed in
the back Recenrl painted inside and out along
%ith :.rhr updites V'cr', well maintained.
0,nr: iic moui'atcd IE 0cll. Make an offer!
610 Georgia Avenue, Mexico Beach. Only
PEACE AND QUIET 3BR/2BA double-wide
mobile home with only a short walk to the beach.
Screened porch and large lot. 209 8th St., Mexico
We also have
listings in the Mexico
Beach and St. Joe
Beach area. Give us
ne. Shortwalking distance to beach. Quiet dead end road with all underground utilities. Very nice
VME: 173 Mossie Rd., Wewahitchka. 2BR/1BA on 1/2 acre lot -'$29,900.
ss than 3 blocks to the beach. 50 x 100 feet. Lot 20, blk 14. $19,500.
1 neighborhood within walking distance to dedicated beach. Lot 20, Unit 16,100 x,145.2. Zoned
Block C, 125'x80', $39,500.
cleared in quiet. Great Country living! 384 Pheasant Rd., off Pleasant Rest Rd. to Carr Rd.
,900 per acre. REDUCED $4,500 per acre.
100' $10,000.00, REDUCED $6,000.
- SUMMERPLACE SUBDIVISION beautiful lot with great view of Gulf. New subdivision
5' x 50' $110,000.
0, Blk. 26 50' x 170', $39,000.
es only) 115' x 75' Lot 6, Blk D, Grand Isle Subdivision includes water meter and sewer tap.
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PAR K ER REALTY
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001 PAGE 5B
Say yo Sa* It If74 StR4I!
Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty
Proudly Presents Its
1973 Top Producer!!!
River Keepers Host Dale Crider Concert
Apalachicola Bay and River
Keeper, Inc., an environmental
organization dedicated to protec-
tion of waterways, will hold its
annual membership meeting on
Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m.
at the Sixth Street Firehouse in
Eastpoint. The meeting is open to
the public, and anyone interested
in the work of the organization
which is to serve as stewards for
the bay and river, is, invited to
President Bill Hartley will
review actions of the organization
over the past year and those cur-
rent. Nominations for election of
two candidates to the Board of
jDirectors will be presented, to
replace retiring board member
Bobby Varnes and Frank Venable.
Local Eastpoint resident Willard
Vinson has been nominated,
along with Quincy resident Penny
Pennington. Nominations from
the floor will also be accepted.
Announcement will also be made
of the appointment of the organi-
zation's new Executive Director.
Following the business meet-
ing and in keeping with the theme
of the evening, which is "A
Celebration of the River," a free
musical concert will be provided
by Dale Crider, singer/composer
Say you Sawz .In 'Tie Star!
f,. Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
"' Reg. Stated Cormmunicauon
G" : ',( 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
mo., 6:00 p.m.,MNasoric Hall,
214 Reid Ave. Emor BaLley. W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec,
and guitarist known as "Florida's
After two decades working to
save endangered threatened
species for the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission,
wildlife biologist Dale Crider now
spends his days creating musical
productions and multi-media pre-
sentations focusing on ecological
problems and the need for conser-
vation. Dale's musical and multi-
,media slide presentations have
been performed live and for TV
audiences nationwide; He is well
known for his composition,
"Apalachicola Doin' Time," and his
albums "Watersongs," "Wild Wood
Swar p," "Sing for Wildthings,"
and "Everglables Awareness." ,
He resides at Anhinga Roost,
a cypress, swamp wildlifeisanctu-
ary where he conducts a lifestyle
experiment in pursuit of a conser-
vation ethic. There is no charge
for the concert, which is being
provided for the community by
Apalachicola Bay and River
Keeper, Inc. (ABARK). For more
information about either Dale
Crider or the River Keeper organi-
zation, please call the ABARK
office at (850) 670-5470.
Awarded at Chipola Science Fair
The Chipola Regional Science and Engineering Fair concluded on February 9th with an awards
ceremony that distributed hundreds of certificates, prizes, trophies, and cash to participants.
Here, "Grand Prize Winner" Thomas Curry accepts an award from Chuck Davis of the Marianna
Optimist Club, followed by an award to "Overall Senior Division" and "Show Stopper Award" win-
ner Rachel Bixler. Both are students attending Port St. Joe High School.
Harmon Realty IATnc.ES
1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida1 9 864ta, 7o-o
". 850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959 JoanLovela., sso850-874-4906Pager)
MLS. BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker Reginj Capps, 850-648-4489
4950 Cape San Bias Rd. tf.'aoalrcer.-i arctifeciuroll,' de-igned & commercolly buih 6 bedroom. o06 baih home on pristine Sr
Joseph Ba, Tih, home ,: li e r.e., built in 1999 i i imnmaculale! Th.s unique property has a w.de ran.geof possible uie. yours for
ihe che.:.'rmg Excellenir or i ahi Ig om.rr.;, ool.;r.g fc.- a qu'er second home relear, commerc.all, zoned for a proless:onal office or
ir.-, ,:..rporare bE,:i,,ine reeirea, or -ia a ; zur dream hon-eull Fealure of this quality built home include: 2 store/ hordiboard con
srruci.ao, 0 cl,,-'.g, on i:] ll..r, trayed ceilings on 2nd floor, Bahama shutter, 2 central H.,AC heal pump .y.tems 2 gao replaces,
ceramic i .led Ic.'r: hand,.c.pp-d accessible, lighted walkway and dock on the Bay' Too man, amerni,ei to 1.ir Call today for a per-
Scoral tour of ih,- exclu:..e B4 FRONT. property!! $729 00 00 '
2610 Indian Pass
Road NEWI 3BR '2b
BEACH FPONT Home'
Spectacular '.es form cc
114% kr. c.,' boih lE.El: on
ent land Spacoou:
LR DR Kitcher, combo, ha,
.ceram,c hi ihloc.r'ng and
sldng door., greai gull
.evil a Greal Bu',r a
220 Florida Avenue 2BR/2BA home with large room and a
nce laige lcr w ih'n easy walking dstar'ce Io ded.cared beach. It
,ai a screened porch plui a pat,o lor enloy-ng the ouldoois Il alia
ha; large lichen w rh lois oi cabiner : aord a sepaiale laundry,
209 Water Dr. I- CANALFRONT 5r.gle Fam,,,! hc.r-, or. 2
l6is ',nh 1,6' Canal hior.iage sea all and Coat d,:l"I J bid-
room: 2 full baths Ig I. rm ,,rchen 8. dn.ring area, :eparaoie
der./fam.ly room has .'ood burnin.g replace 2 car garage
Large back screened porch oerl:okI ike CANL' be.aui,f.ull,
landscaped ,ard Pr,vale q.,.er ireef end''i $316 500 0"0
222 Florida Avenue 3BR 28 :..-gle am.l, h .m,, :;'.H C
GuLF VIEW new carpr, p.ar.rEd &. upda id Lo1i .:4 d.:king
w.'underneath parking 5179,900.
School Readiness Coalition to Meet
The Gulf County School
Readiness Coalition will be meet-
ing on Tuesday, March 13, at 1:,00
p.m.. CT,' 2:00 p.m.. ET. at the
Gulf Coast Electric Co-Op Board
Room located at 722 W. Highway
22 in Wewahitchka.
The agenda to be discussed,
will be financial report by-laws.
For additional information
regarding the meeting or agenda,
contact \'ickv Patterson at Early
Childhood Services. Inc.. at 872-
7550. extension 2223.
.--.7. 8027 Hwy. 98 -
S'- ', '" GULF FRONT
S :.!. aml 5 B. 3 Ba
.-- home custom Buili
'" '. n 1995 r1-s home
"..' "- '* n has approx
2.soo tSF Ceram.c
Ile l loo,'.ng n main
i H living le.el a deco'
raior periodic tiles i chen cuirom wood cabirnei Panoramic
Guli ,,e fromT, co'.ered decks .cn .olh leels'" Separ.-ae CH/A sys-
lems for all 3 le.ehl of house Compleiel, lurn.ihedi Very nicely
decioraed' On 60 12 Gull trori loi' Musr see rhis one!!
$55 00oo0 o0
409 LaSiesta Drive PRE CONSITRLCTION S"LE'1' Cus om deigned
2 star) 3BR 2 ba ,:irgle lar,ml, -hom oon to be under con:rucion'
1806xSF healed and c:oled lr.,r.g area, ,-,h '.-,/l .dng exlenor
an'd metal roof. Large I,.ing room, ktichen and d.n.,'g combo h a ear.
ing barr a;nd french door ihor lad 1c, ba.:k covered porch 2 car co--,
crete park-rig pad .& *.alkA.-y r.:, fror. entrance lardicaped Ilo
w/undegunnde d 'pr r.1ler isen.T, $121 'I00 00 PPE CON51IUJC-
TPON $115.900 00
40 Hwy. 98. Charmig traditional Scuihein beach Cartage local
ed :.n high bluil a t.?exico Beach acroe Icim Ihe DEDICATED BEACH
area *ih Panoriamic Unobsrrucled Gulf ',iewl This 3 bedroom, 2
bath home has lots of character and .: complelels lurn.shed and
ready for occupancy..Large Front Flor.da room hai Fania.:ic Gulf
V;e.w This is a MUST SEEII $325 000
it-.!t.:Si?,C .Jie- ustsamay **.,s SiIt Y- f'iuil-W r
St. Joseph Bay Office
1520 C.R. C-30,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
St George Island
Cape San Bias
.344 Cape San Blas Rd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
1302 B Hwy. 98. Nice 2Br, 1.5 Bath townhome with Gulf view
.and easy Beach access! Living room, dining and kitchen combo
w/sliding doors that lead to back private patio area. Extra large
back yard with additional parking and storage-area. Appliances
include, refrigerator, range,, dishwasher, washer and dryer.
4 15Q ,09000. Reduced to $145,000.
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"2701 Hwy. 98 BEACHSIDE Single Family 3 Br 2 Ba brick
home on 100'x75' co r -lC tourist commercial. This
home is nicely decorated ih Rs been recently repainted
and has a great Gulf View with very easy access to the Beach!!
Many nice features make this a very comfortable home!
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248 Willow St. ONE OF A KIND, 3 Br, 2 bath single family
Brick home on 2 lots in second block at St. Joe Beach. This home has
1864 SF heated/cooled living space w/2 car covered carport with
paved circle driveway and parking pad. Stone wood burning fire-
place in family rm. w/vaulted ceiling. Kitchen w/center island cook
top. Split Br floor plan. Much more! $150,000.
TBA Willow St. 75' x approx. 213' lot in second block from the
45 First Street .1 b.edro:.mrr 2 5 bado Cedar home on 90,280'
lo :lo:e to -he Beachi Th. home hai ro be seen .E.,de rppe'
Ccaled Cu:1lor. budi by ihe c..n ,.,.j((1 8 V 8
1r.cr a 0 l r. u C a iarble
l,uhbiS gl B,'l o a beo-ulf, m.. ore3d ub
enclle00n a-ter iah hI aoli has a 3ox"4 garage rkihop ,..ih
carpor Prced ro Sell at 5140 00 The oadi.ng c,: (9 11)
can be purchoa.ed ,ih ihe house tor $15 00CL, each
211 Carolina Ave. 2 Br 2 Ba rngle Famli Br,ck home or,, 2
corner lots beautifully landscaped only 2 blocks from the Beach I
Frc.,-i screened porch. two car carport has work/storage room. This
comfortable well maintained home is priced to sell at $160,000.00.'
248 DeSoto St. One of a kind single family home in 2nd block
of St. Joe Beach. Home is neat and clean inside and out. Has
been comp]lt m ^ nl"laL lla !12' X 17'
living room. B /g / damclr, separate
laundry room and a' large screened back porch.There is also a
separate workshop (1,6' x 24'i 2 rooms). Priced at .$137,500.
Reduced $129,000. Also the lot adjoining is available for pur-
chase at $36,500. Owner open to offers.
6729 Americus Ave.. 2 BR/2BA upgraded mobile home with
back deck and a balcony where you can see the gulf on two
choice corner lots in the first block of St. Joe Beach. there is also
a newer 2 car garage, a gardening shed and beautiful land-
scaping. Al this on a dedicated beach. $145,000, REDUCED
402 La Siesta Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE I Custom
Designed 3BR/2BA, single family home under construction.
1108+SF heated and cooled living area, with vinyl siding &
metal roof. This great design provides a covered porch around
entire home. Landscaped lot w/underground sprinkler system.
$115,000-PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT $109,900.
New Listing: 111-D Water Dr., Mexico Beach. 2 bfd rr,
2 baoh to,..r.hov,e ,r,' ecel card .. th a b Iar dock or. 15 Col .deded
accej c.r', ih .:anal II hI3: a I .I r)Im Ilr.:-L ,eri ,:Combo Ia 1
glassed/screened Fla. rm. off the liv. rm. The 2 bedrooms are locat-
ed on the second level. There is a bonus rm. through the master bdrm.
that could bemused as a ex. bedroom or setting room'. 2-car garage
w/auto. garage door opener. The yard is beautifully landscaped
w/an in-ground sprinkler. Covered boat lift. Owner occupied and
never on the rental ic..orrm, $229,000.
105 N. 13th Street. ,,.a,-, .:, ati -j;D..ble :.oa,:1 ,'rieai Th. 2
Br I B. srgle l.j,,l, .tih h.,,, ho a rnc. IIl .'.- C :,m P, lr .,ci Co.
ered porch w/swing. Vinyl siding exterior and metal roof. Vaulted
wood :el'rg. '"-cd beo' give a very airy effect. Don't let this
one slIp BiJ, II $15.0''0 00
GULF FRONT LOTS Enjoy Spectacular Sunsets &
Gulf Breezes Hwy. 98 Beacon Hill
75' Gulf Front lot! $375,000.
79.55' Gulf Front lot! $397,750
LOTS of LOTS
Call us for a complete listing
of Lots and Land In our Area!
CAPE SAN BLAS BEACHFRONT, "Low Tide," 1.04
Rachel Drive. Delightful, brand new 3BR/3BA waterfront
home with raised ceilings, hardwood and tile floors,
screened porch, transom windows, metal roof, boardwalks
to the beach and deeded access to the bay. $500,000.
Cape San Bias, 342 Blue Heron Dr., approx. 104'x208'.
C-30 Bayview, Lot 8, Unit IV B, approx. 100'x217'. $72,500.
Overstreet Intracoastal Waterway, Tugboat Lane, Sect. 5, town-
ship 6S, Rng. 11W, approx. 1 acre. $89,000. MLS#8591.
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10 a.m. noonCST
221 Charles Way,
.Ih j r"- Grand Isle Subd.,
'. Mexico Beach
DIRECTIONS: Hwy. 98 to 19th St. in Mexico Beach.
Go to slop sign, and turn right on Paradise Path
Go to stop sign and turn right on Nan Nook. Follow t
road to Charles Way and turn left. House is on left
HOSTESS: BRENDA MILLER
Mexico Beach Office Hwy. 98 at 19th St.
Sales (850) 648-5683 Fax (850) 648-4247
Or^ (800) 582-2990 ^
I21 GULF COAST REALTY, INC.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001
W RATES: 1
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5<;
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
, Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP A
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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.
1994 Ford -Crown Victoria, good condi-
tion; 119,000-h miles, runs good,
$4,200, call 229-8427. ltp3/1
1986 Ford Van, 6 cyl., AC, auto, $750,
call 227-1738. 2tp3/1,
1989 Ford 250, 4 wheel pick up, with
dump bed, $3,900 OBO; call 229-9289.
1989 Iroc Z-28 Camero, all original, low
miles, all main.. records, call 648-9080
after 5 pm. ltc3/1
Citizen's Federal Savings Bank, 401
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida. (850) 227-1416. will be accept-.
ing bids from 3-1-2001 thru 3-12-2001
on the following vehicles. 1993 Jeep
Grand Cherokee. 4x4. mileage 173.000.
Citizens Federal reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. For further
irnormation call (850) 227-14 16. Mon. -
SFn.. 9:00 AM EST 5:00 PM EST. 1ies. I
1992 Ford Crown Victoria, vinyl top,
' fully .loaded, excellent condition, extra
clean, aluminum wheels, $3,995, call
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 utile. 83.500
firm, call 227-3112 2tp2/22
1988 Ford Escort LX, 4 door hatch
back. 1.9L engine. radio automatic
transmission AC needs service, new
tires, alternator, starter, major tune up,
uses no oil, no rust, garage kept, $1,695
negotiable call 648-5662. 2tp2/22
1973 Mustang Converuble. Needs some
body work. paint and a top. Interior and
dnve train in excellent condition. 302 V-
8. power sLeenng and brakes, new tires
Sand %wheels, dual exhaust, S3,500. Call
. Rick ,at 850-227-5349 tfc3/1
1988 Pathfinder, 4-wheel drive, 5 speed,
sport wheels trailer hitch, high mileage,
'well maintained, excellent condluon,
$4.500 OBO. call 229-5242 4tc2/8
1988 Crown Victoria LTD, low mileage
on motor arid transrrussion Have to see
to appreciate, nruce and clean, $2,995,
call 647-5361. tfc3/1
1999 White Chevy Monte Carlo LS, with
united w-indows. very clear,. call 227-
1 156 work) or 229-2719 (horel ask for
Ofc: 302-A Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
601 15th St. Mexico Beach. Fl.
S Hiuithl resincited nobtie home lois for rent.
LirUder ground utilities, paved road, street
lights P,ck out your lot now! For more .
: inform iin .:all 850-648-4006.
Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
S1112 N. 15THST.
S Mexico Beach
ASK ABOUT 1ST MONTH
FREE MOVE IN RENT
GULF SHORE STORAGE
SCorner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
/ GULF SHORE STORAGE
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
1980 El Camino, V8, red & white, $700,
call 82r-7416. 3tp2/15
1985 Ford Van, as is, best offer for more
information, call 229-2619 after 5:pmi.
16 ft. boat, 60 h.p. motor & trailer,
S 1.750. call 227-1738. 2tp3/l
14' fiberglass boat, 20 HP Mercury
Motor & trailer, call 229-6567. ltc3/1
1999 17' River Craft with 100 hp
Suzuki. Great for bay or near shore
fishing. Call 227-1296. tfc3/t-
KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-bailing, sta-
ble, safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfc3/1
Bulk candy, estab-
lished 3 years, 45
machines on loca-
tion, Carrabelle to
Mexico Beach, aver-
age gross $700
monthly, for 2 days
work! Will train,
Indian Pass- 3 bedroom. I bath home
that is only a few blocks from the beach.
Available for long term & is unfur-
nished. Call Century 21, Gulf Coast
Realty at 227-9600. .- -. -43/1
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, nice,
$300 a month, S200 security deposit,
call 639-4925. ltc3/1
2 bedroom trailer, 236 Pine Street, St.
Joe Beach, $3m0 monthly. Call 647-
St. Joe Beach
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'zx12',
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 'all carpeting
: L For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
INDUSTRIAL GASES and
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
2 bedroom' 1 bath house for rent, dall
Land &'Castle Realty at 229-9228.
3' bedroom, 2 bath, brick home, long
term rental, $600 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. tfc3/l
1 bedroom, 1 bath, small newly deco-
rated furnished home in Mexico Beadh,
1 'block to.beach, suitable for 2 adults,
no yard upkeep, references & security
deposit required, $385 a month. April to
December lease,' call 850-648-4362; '
2 bedroom, 1 bath, small but sweet
apartment, 517 & 1/2 4th Street. Port
St Joe. S250 deposit. $290 a mohlth
rent. Please call Prudential Resort
Realty at 227-2000. 21c2/22
Lady with large hodse needs room mate,
I or 2 people. S400 a month. plus small
deposit, utilities furnished except
phone,call 227-1264. 2tc2/t 2
New 3 bedroom, 2.bath mobile home on
large lot in Mexico Beach, quiet neigh.
borhood, 5 blocks from beach. S600 per
month. call 648-4365 or 648-5412 t
2 bedroom. I bath apartment at 606'
Woodward Avenue,' Port St.Joe; Very .
Nice, call 647-2570: 3tp2/15
2 bdrm, I bath newly remodeled apart- V
ment for rent in Port St. Joe, $475 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. Gulfi
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc3/1
For Rent, 3 bedroom. 2 bath home
Sunfurnished. 710 Woodward Ave. inslde,
- totally remodeled. S550 monthly plus
Deposit. Call 229-8808 for more details..
Furnished Efficiency type apartment
in Port St. Joe. All ,utilities fur-
nished, weekly, monthly rates,
deposit, call 639-3600. tfc3/1
A 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Gulf Aire
Subdivision at St. Joe Beach.
Furnishings include stove, refrigerator.
dishwasher arid washer/dryer There is
a community sirrming pool and tennis
courts. Call Gulf Coast Vacation
Rentals at 648-5449 or 1-800-582-
1 bedroom, 1 bath beach side' apart-
ment for rent, $400' a month plus
deposit, call 648-5476. tfc3/1
Trailers for rent, 1 block oil of beach on
Desoto Street, call 647-5106, uc3/1
Long. Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call Larry '4 Arllne Realty. 647-
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. n.:3 i
Apart./Homes for Rent: I 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.
Bch. Furn.& unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info.
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New. extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. 1 1/2
ba.. Inside laundry rm.. ch&a, dish-
'vasher & stove., fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm.,home, auto heat & .air,
* One bedroom apartment. washer/
Callf229-6777 after 7 p.m. lfc3/1
Liberty Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A. laundry
facilities, energy efficient const.. stove &
refng.. furn.. fully carpeted. IBR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS fc3/l
2 bedroom, unfurnished apartment,
ocean view, cable furnished, 1004 Hwy
98, Mexico Beach. 1 year lease required,
$500 a month, $500 deposit. Call before
6:00 p.m. CST 64,-4922 or 648-5139.
1 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home in
Mexico Beach. 2 cabins. I bedroom. I
bath @ Douglas Landing. S300 & S350
month. Call for details 648-8278.
Yard Sale, 7008 Georgia Ave.. St. Joe
Beach, Sat., March 3rd. 8:30 2:00.
Misc. Treasures. ltc3/1
Yard Sale. 118 Barbara Dnve. Sat.
-March 3rd. 8:00 12:00. 3 family yard
sale. Baby items. nmisc. items. Itp3/ I
Back Yard Sale, 106 A & 106 B 32nd
Street, North Mexico Beach, Sat. &
Sun., March 3rd & 4th. 8:00 a.m. EST
till ? I tc3/ I
Yard Sale. 309 6th Street. Sat., March
3rd, 8:00 12:00. Itp3/l
Yard Sale. 304 Nauulus Dnrive, St. Joe
Beach, Sat., March 3rd. 8:00 4:00
CST. Baby clothes, toys. futon Iron
frame, dinirung tables & chair. computer
desk & much more. Itc3/1
Yard Sale, 9161 Cockles Ave.. Beacon
Hill. (Rt. Past PSJ Beach) Sat.. March 3.
8 am- until. Infant girl clothes size new-
born 3-6 months: girls spnng. summer
clothes size, 5-6x & 8- 14; boys
spring/summ er clothes size 5-8;
child/adult book & magazines: house
hold: arts & crafts supplies: teaching
supplies; lots of surprises; lots of misc.!
Rain or Shine Don't Miss! ltc3/i
Neighborhood Yard Sale. 1101 Liber
Street. Sat., March 3. 7:00 till. Itc3/,
Mult family Yard Sale. 1703 Garnso
Ave. Sat.. March 3. 8:00 am till 11:0
furniture & rrusc. items. ltc3/
N-i (.%: u (an see the C(L4ASIrIEF-S
c-Mine at 11~ri.(t
Part time resident inn, sitter. Sodmie
housekeeping required, call Lee at Suirf
Side Inn at 648-5771. 2tc3/ 1
Bookkeeper position open: "estab-
lisfied company has Immediate opening
for highly experienced person in all
aspects of Real Estate accounting.
Peachtree and Rental software a must.
Call Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc.
-at 850-648-5777 or fax resumes to 850-
puter experience required, some week
end duty & public relations experience a
plus.' Part time position open. Fax
resumes to Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach. Inc. at 850-648-5779. tfc3/1
OYSTER SHUCKER/COOK work at
the World Famous Wonder Bar on'St.
Joe Beach. Must be clean, neat ahd
hard working. Some day work and
Thursday. Fnday and Saturday nights.
Apply in person see Linn or Jim
Sullivan. No'phone calls please. ltc3/1
Clerk that is knowledgeable about
hardware, tackle. paint. Work all day on
Saturday. Good job for retired person.
Apply in person at Roy's. 229 Reid Ave.
Bookkeeper 2 days a week. Must be
knowledgeable in Quick Books Pro.
Apply in person at Roy's. 229 Reid Ale.
Itc / 1
HouseKeeping Inspector, Mexico
Beach. St. Joe Beach area. Weekend
work required. Must have transporta-
tion. full ume position. Anchor Vacation
Properties, Mexico Beach. Apply in per-
Now Hiring at El Governor Motel
Seasonal help in housekeeping, front'
desk, pool bar and gift shop. We are a
drug free work place. Apply in person.at
front desk between 3.00 & 5:00 PM CST
1 Electrician & 1 AC Installer need.
in Call Metcalf Electric & AC at 64S-5697.
Cleaning help needed. Saturday~ .&
Sunday mostly. Call Crystal Sands
Realty at 648-4400. 2tc3/l
I IADSF SERVICFESr^^Ui
FENCES *FENCES *FENCES
All Types Dependable Service
Top Quality Products
* Residential '. *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A & R Fence
# nci adi Concrete W0rk
Aloert Fleischmann FREE Estrmates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047
REMODELING, RENOVATION, REPAIRS.
Trim and finish All types of carpentry
work, Over 25 years experience.
Insured, (850) 227-7388
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
T -2,r: 0 ea smor expefer'ced reristnher
827-255o ask for Dusty
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Residential Year Round
Call rida cHunt
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
LAWN MAINTENANCE SOD LAD FlOWE BEDS IRRIGATION SYSTEMS INSTALLED & REPAIRED
Cell 227-4656 Toll Free 1-877-639-9775 Business 639-3439
Avterlersurdea e Care
Restoring, renovating, and maintaining **, p4
residential and business landscapes, since 1985 P ea ,
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
hours to suit you
DAVID OAKLEY, L.M.T.
ur. eaa-e .' s .. e
230 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456
'%e House Doctors"
Quality Work at
Custom Built Homes
St. Joe Beach, Florida RG0066513
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
toins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair pnces. Home 229-1252.
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave; -
Port St. Joe
Pick-up and Delivery
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands -
Home # 647-5113
Work # 223-5112
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Indeper-,derrit Be ,u l/ Corui ir,
58 Hwy 98 MAexico Beach, FL
Seasonal Apparel with
machine embroidery; &,
9oher embellishments |
Owned .i 'j
Termite & Pest Control-
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums 1
HousehpId Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Site
I 'Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
'"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspectioni
Do It-Yourself Pest Control Products
& Pressure Washing
Licensed Interior & Exterior
Quality Work Guaranteed (850) 648-2335
PAG 1 CrB
We want youl First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe is looking for someone to
Plan and cook Wednesday night din-
ners for the church family. The posi-
tlion will require approximately 10 hours
per week and will be compensated very
well. For information or to' submit an
-application visit the church office at
.102 Third Street or call 227-1552.
Manufacturing plant seeking Individual
,to manage Maintenance Department.
Crew of 13 electricians and mechanics.
Duties include responsibility for pro-
duction equipment maintenance, pur-
chasing, and installation of new equip-
ment. Competitive compensation and
benefits package. Send resume to
Premier Chemicals, P.O. Box 160, Port
(L 'St. Joe, Florida 32457 or fax to (850)
,229-6187. \ k 2tc3/1
-Process .Engineer, Manufacturing
Operation, ISO-9002 certified. Multiple
-responsibility position which includes
laboratory supervision, manufacturing
processes & environmental functions.
Qualified applicants must have a mini-.
mum of 3 years expenence & a degree
in engineering or chemistry. Send
resume to Premier Chemicals, P.O. Box
160, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 or fax
.to f501i99q.6i187. 2tc3/1
F/T Customer Service
desired for vacation rental division of
Prudential Resort. Realty. Computer
and customer service experience
required. Please phone in advance for
interview appointment. Cape San Bias
Office, 227-2000. 3tc2/22
Cleaning Crews needed for spring and
summer season. Vacation rental experi-
ence a must. Please phone in advance
for interview appointment. Prudential
Resort Realty Cape San Bias Office,
Children's Case Manager, Provides
assessment, follow-up and coordina-
tion of services with emotional prob-
lems. Requires Bachelor's Degree in
human services and one year of experi-
ence with emotionally disturbed
children. Requires use of personal vehi-
cle and good driving record. Salary plus
$2,125 area differential. Position locat-
ed in Gulf County. Reference job code
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. tfc3/1
Burger* King is now accepting
Management applications for the
Port St. Joe location. Please mail your
resume to: Goldco, Inc., 2330
Montgomery Hwy, Dothan, AL36303. Or
fax to (850) 271-1110. EOE/M/F/V/D.
Drug-free Workplace. Goldco, Inc., is an
independent franchise of Burger King
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
fax to (850) 271-1110. EOE/M/F/V/D.
Drug-free Workplace. Goldco, Inc.,.is an
independent franchise of Burger King,
Toucan's Restaurant, Hwy 98 in
Mexico Beach has all, positions open.
Apply in person, experience very help-
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
Part-Time. Day & Evening positions.
Resident Care, call Pam. at Geri-Care
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
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 4:00 p.m.
ET, Mon.-Sat. tfc3/1
peeking Equipment Operators, &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license.. Apply at C.W.
,Roberts Contracting, Inc., PO Box 188,
Hosford, FL 32334. 85Q-379-8116. ,i,
Mandolin, Guitar, Violin. Fiddle lessons:
,1,all ages welcome, Call 819-9000. uic3/1
See the Classifieds
l online at www.starfl.com
FouHn youngAsodIwhiteWoTnghaireWdTEcat Hnnroom sutWnT bLOT cla&irs.DcISaLcaO
Found young solid white long haired cat
on Marvin Ave. (pay for ad). Call after
8:00 P,M. 229-8850. ltc3/1
Kitty found, sweet, gentle, 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 Jenrn at 647-4047.
Remember...summer is coming: 12,500
BTU A/C, 2 years old, 115 volt, $250,
5,000 BTU A/C, 115, volt, $75. Call
(850) 648-4774 leave message. Itp3'1l
For Sale, Tanning Canopy, perfect for
home use. Bulbs hate only 5 hrs of use
Just in ume for spring, S3.000 call
648-4908,after 6:00,. 2tp3/1
Entertainment Armoire,. white washed
finished. original cost over. $1,500, sale
for 8450. call 645-4767. 2tc2.'22
Yerl-dop go cart aboui 25 hrs running
Ume. S500. Urown sofa w..reclners 'on
each end & rocker recliner both for
S 150, call 229-8079. itc3/, I
Dining room suit, 6 chairs, cmhina cabi-
net, $800; two tv stereo tables on
rollers, $20; food processor, $20; crock
pot $10; stereo turntable, cassette play-
er with recorder and mike, two speak-
ers, $70, call 229-8488. 2tp3/1
For Sale, Delicious, homemade scratch
cakes made on order. Decorated cakes
and cookies, call Nita' 648-9029. tfc3/1
New! Cherry Raised Panel china cabinet
or book case may be seen at 478 Santa
Anna, St Joe Beach. I ltp3/1
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 229-5262.2tc'2/15
Leisure Bay Hot Tub, 4 person capacity,
Excellent Condition, $1,750 OBO, paid
$3,000, call 229-6639 or 229-6854 ask
Free "Non-Denominational" Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn hov. 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
TRA ESan SRVCE
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Custom Kitchen and Bath
THE CABINET SHOPPE
580 Palmento Dr., Overstreet
SPort SL Joe, FL 32456
Icff Powell, Owner
Fax. 648-S 52
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
" '::REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic #RR-0067199
SGCARRY L. GADDIS
AIRM CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
648-5474 FL LICENSE ER0010992, RA1154218
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. Bo\ 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port.St. Joe. FL 32457
s |a| R Also for removal of
leaves and straw from
roof and gutter, callI
SRodney Hall Roofing,
S- 25 5 asers Efperience-4- Inc.
2026 Marvin Avenue Phone(850)
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081 229w608 59
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-
Rentals *Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Servicel
Web Design & Desktop Publishing
WereE P* Full Site Design *. Four Color Printing
Marketing & Promotion Tri-Fold Brochures
O rS i Web Hosting Business Cards/Stationery
-e *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!
Satellite Service |
6331 Georgia Avenue Call (850) 647-3171 -
Port SLe jocF Li-2ht) :Cell (850) 899-1061
J. C nte rises 202 Reid Avenue
Part St iLe rF 32456i
-N, Fax 229-6041
Authorized Sales Center
Serving Port St. Joe and Surr6dnding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
S Attent'ionto Q0eta,/
Michael'Wood Residential Contractor 227-6883 ,
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks new construction .' I
S- ..nured Liceni#RR0067190
SHanging Baskets Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Grounds Covers & Maiuch More!
ST JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
S70! First Street ePort St. Joe, FL 227-21 12
Coast Design & Landscape, Inc.
., ... Your total Iandscape solution! ,
Landscape design & implementation, wells & irrigation
system, brick pavers, yqrd maintenance & more!
_AIRCONDITIONING Q IGERATION HEATINGE
SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
TRAIW A SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
w *'SERVICE AGREEMENTS
It's Hard to Stop A T-I.t *MOBILE & MODULAR. HOMES
10 Year Parts & Labor Arcoaire
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator
F.6FLC8 L;2RA0067 062
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES .
Dealer for Frigidaire U FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems AI Whole New Brand Comfart.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6058 or 227-5373
NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
^ ^-' HERSHEL HARRISON
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
HONEY Do LIST MAINTENANCE
No Job Too "Big or Small"
Over 20 Years Experience
Painting, general maintenance,.
wood working, Inm/finish work.
Home Maintenance no job too small.
All Phases of home maintenance
Free Eit.maiei RF0066770
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
IMize Plumbing, la. & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-COS57220, RG0051008,.EROO0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
BOB'S PAINT 8
30 Continuous Years of
Automobve Body Repair
Body S Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Licensed and Insured
All Residential Construction
C. /J.'s Lawn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
I will work for you.
Phone: (850) 227-777 ,
218 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00, p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Boarding, Bathing, Grooming Cats and Dogs
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 CallEANING
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 RR67101
Odor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr. Water Damage
* Carpet Repairs Restretching Free Estimates
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
,,,.,.. lmnulrAT-TnV.-U! IlTMflfAVUYIAU i 1.2001
PAGE SB THESTAR, FRTZS..JO, -, -
PALM TREES TRIMMED, call 227- Wanted to buyl.Old growth river recov-
9382. 2tc3/1 ered pine logs. Prime $ paid for large
logs, 850-267-3677. 4tc3/1
Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Beomm iat 3 374V
Is available for birthday parties.
Magic, face painting, balloons &
games, or have your party at Slice'
N Ice in Mexico Beach. Party room
includes, clown show, pizza, drink &
ice cream. No fuss, no mes3.
Terry's Bike Center
731 1st Street, Port St. Joe, FL
Come check out the good deals
on two wheels, Seyal
HORSE FOR SALE, Appaloosa thor-
oughbred mare, dead broke, very gentle,
$1,500 or best offer 827-2787. 2tc3/l
Lot for sale Patrick Street in Overstreet,
170x260. Owner will finance with 20%
down payment, for 15 years at 12%.
Call Jennifer Scoggins, ERA Neubauer
for more information. (850) 785-1551
ext. 20. ltp3/1
Palm Ridge Sub., St. Joe Beach, Lot 5 &
6, call 227-2049 or 227-7424 to leave
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., S139,000 with possible owner
financing, call 648-9056. 5tc2/22
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
Gull front lots from S149,900
Waterfront lagoon from S48.900
770 acres north of Wewa. S600.00
Dalkeith 94 acres S103,400
Dalkeith, 189 a&res $207,900
Dalkeith, 15 acres $60,000
Bay vlew 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.
3BR/2BA home, 1504 sq. ft., CH/A,
576 sq. ft. garage,.within walking dis-
tance to dedicated beach in Mexico
Beach. Home has too many extras to
list. Low maint. vinyl siding w/cedar
trim. Exc. investment opportunity. Call
for appointment 648-9440, 420 Drive
BeauUful 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 tfc3/1
2 bdrm block home, appliances includ-
ed,- $27,500, no owner financing, call
For Sale in Overstreet, .Firehduse Road,
3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath, fixer upper, 4
acres with sheds, wells, chain link
enclosure. Call 850-229-8474 after 5:00
Home for sale, 2007 Long Ave. Call 850-
674-2411 for more Information. 4ic3/1
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- '
See the Classifieds online at www.star.fl.com
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 706-321-8292.20ote2/7
Sr. Citizen is wanting to buy small
house in Port St. Joe or Oak Grove, call
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 00-198
EQUICREDIT CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
WILLIAM LYNCH: SHERRIE LYNCH:;
and CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK OF PORT ST. JOE.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given thst purauant o an order or
a final Judgnment of foreclosure entered In the above-
captioned action. I will ell the p. operty situated in'.
Gulf County. Florida described as
Lot Sixteen (16) and South One-Half-(1/2) of Lot
Seventeen (17). Block One Hundred Thirty (130).
Unit Number Twelse (121. of ihe St. Joseph's
Addition to the City of PortStr Joe. Florida. 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 best bidder for
cash. at the front lobby of the Gulf C:,untE
Courthouse in Pon St Joe. Florida at i I 00r a m
EST on the 9 day of March. 2001 WiTTNESS mrr
hand and seal'of said Court on 2.801I
Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
By' /s T Knox
SIDNEY E. LEWIS ESQUIRE
500 Law Exchange Building
24 North Market Sureet
Jacksonville. Florida 32202
2tc. February 22 and March I. 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 adminilstrallon of the estate of MICHAEL
TED BURTON deceased. File No. 01 CO004-CP.' is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf Counpt
Florida Probate Division, the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456 The names and addre.sses of the
personal representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are wt forth belot
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this Notice is served who
have objections that challenge the %alldirl of the
will. the qualifications of the personal represent
Live. %enue. or jurisdiction of this Court are required
Io file their objections with this Courtn WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE ':'F
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAIS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All creditors 01f the deeden and otiliher per
sons having clAnis or demands against decedenl's
estate on whom a copy of this notice s, ernied inh
In three months after the date of tihe fir s publhau.,.n
of this notice must file their claim with thir Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PLIBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DTE -i'F
THE SERVICE OF A CIOPi OF THIS NOTICE ON
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
soins having claims or dens or demands aa it he dece-
dent's estate must file their claim, w th thi 'court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS N.YFICE
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
Thle date of the first publication of this Notice
Is February 22. 2001.
Allorney for Personal Representaiie
Clayton R Svfrrcit. Esqluire
P 0 Box 1186
Panama City. FL 32402-1186
(850) 785-3400 ;
Fla. Bar No.: 054305
/s/ Rita Fave TIiomnpson i
Post Office Bos 367
Wewahliehka. FL 32465
2tc. February 22 and March 1. 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.,
AIN RE- Tle Eslale oi
SJAMES L FAISON
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
JAMES L. FAISON. deceased. File Number 01-0008-
CP. Is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida. Probate Division. the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.
Blvd.. Port St. Joe. FL 32456. The name and address
of thle 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 or Jurisdiction
of the Court.
'ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO 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. 411i Sireet
P 0 Boa 39
Port Sr Joe. Florida32457
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/ JOYCE S. FAISON
2107 Long Avenue
'Port St. Joe. FL 32456
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 REGULATING SIGNS AND
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING WITHIN THE
ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAYS OF GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA: PROVIDING FOR THE PROHIBI-
TION OF SIGNS ON GULF COUNTY RIGHT-
OF-WAYS: PROVIDING DEFINITIONS: PRO-
VIDING FOR CIVIL INFRACTION FOR VIO-
SLATION OF THE ORDINANCE: PROVIDING
PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF. THE
ORDINANCE: PROVIDING FOR REMOVAL
OF UNLAWFUL SIGNS WITHIN THE COUN-
TY RIGHT-OF-WAYS OF GULF COUNTY;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCE
88-3; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
Complete ordinance on file In the
Clerk's Office *
The public hearing will be held at 6:10 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., CHAIRMAN,
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERK
2tc. February 22 and March 1. 2001.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS I
BID NO. 0001-19
The Gulf Count oa of County Commissloners.
* will receive bids from any person, company or cor-.'
poration 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 will 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 0. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters Jr.. Chairman
Attest: /s' Dougla5 C Bir.rlnnhrrrm Clerk
2tc. February 22 and March 1, 2001.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gull.
CC.-:u, tnr Br..rd 'f rouir, "rf c mTri- sioner-s ill hold
public hearing t,:. cCar,-.ler .Ap-:ipu.n rof ar ,:.rdinr,.:e
',ih trie I.:.llo. irg utl
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO FRAN-
*:HISEE THE NGOTEXCLUSP.'E RIGHT TO
.ERECT rM-1iNTAli1 AEND OPERATE I].i
UNDER 'J-'TER -U.i1r-. .iCRi S iCTHE
STREET'S LrtfJES A'.ENUES S.IDE,%Al..ES
,ALLE'5, BRIDGES. HiGH.1%',S E.sSE-
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 FORA PERIOD OFTEN (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. .n Port St. Joei Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
S BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR., CHAIRMAN
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERK
2tc. February 22 and March 1, 2061.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD'
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board, proposes to amend and adopt policies, as pro-
vided for in the Administrative Procedures Act, for
the purpose of bringing said policies into compliance
with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education
Summary: The following is a brief description of
each proposal change.
2.25 School Board Adopted Plan
Gulf County Discrimination Grievance Form
2.70 Prohibition Cofi Har a ...menl
l.rnl.-i al D Criniirimali.:r. PFr.ribitl,d
!2.81 Non-Discriminatory Admission of Students
Economic Impact: These.proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with Implementation.
IF REQtLE S'TED A HE.-URiNG WILL BE HELD AT: ,
Tln,.' r rM E, T C
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2001
Place: Gulf County School Board
S.1 n r Ilh dle r.Chur',i ,1
Portn St Joe FL 324c6
The entire text of the proposed rules can be inspect-
ed during regular office hours at the Gulf'County
SSchool Board Office,. 150 Middle School Rd., Port St.
Special legal auth-:nr,' under w.'hich the adopip:.n i&
authorized ard ir.e lal being implemenried and
Interpreted are made specific.. '
The addition and changes re pr-.pocd.. b, Charile
Temple Watson Dire:toi Supfportri Ser, n i-r. nd
approved for c.:,n;id.erai.:.r, h, Jemrr E Kelie.,
2 25 School Board Adopted Plan
Gli Countn Dit.-rlr,,inau,:n Grievance Formt
"1: Fr.ri.itont i '1" Hjrra inrn. -
2.80 Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited :
2.81 Non-Discriminatory Admission of Students
2tc. March I and 8 -0, I
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed intends to sell the personal property
described below to enforce a lien Imposed on said
property under The Fj.:nd. Sell Storage Fc:iir, MA
Statutes (Section 83 ',I53 ,I91
The underslgnea .11l -ell i put.li.: Ale bt.'
competitive bidding on the -" ..]', ,.. ,:.i ri. rch r20)t
at 9:00 a.m.. on the pr.ni-eC, '.rriere .zad pr:.prm
has been stored and which are located at Gulf View
Mini Warehouses. 2790 W. Hwy. 98, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Gulf County. State of Florida. the following:
Ruil (Chip) Lay Unit #11 Storage Items
Purchases must be paid for at the time of pur-
chase In cash only. All purchased items sold as is
where island must be removed at the time of sale,
Sale subject to cancellation In the event of settle-
ment between owner and obligated party.
SDated the 21 st day of February 2001.
3tc. March 1. 8, and 15, 2001.
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That pursuant to a Writ
of Execution issued. in the COUNTY Court of BAY
County. Florida, on the 12th day of FEBRUARY
20th. in the cause wherein HARRISON FINANCE
COMPANY was plaintiff and NORMAN LEE GRIGGS.
was defendant, being case case No. 00-SP 1886 in
1, Frank McKelthen. As Sheriff of Gulf County.
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and
Interest of defendant Norman Lee Griggs tn and t.%
the following described property, to-wit:
EAGLE BOAT PIR 00002H494 ''
OUTBOARD MOTOR EVINRUDE E282SLEOC
BOAT TRAILER AMW 1554159
and on the 27th day of MARCH. 2001.'at the FRONT
STEPS of the GULF County Courthouse. In the city
of Port St. Joe. Florida. Gulf County. Florida. at the
hour of 11:00 aIm. or as soon thereafter as possibJe.
I will offer for sale all of the said defendant's Norman
Lee Griggs right, title and interest In aforesaid prop-
erty at public outcry and will the same, subject to all
prior liens, encumbrances and judgements. if any.
to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH.
the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the
payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above
of Gulf County. Florida
By: /s/ Frank McKeithten
In accordance with the American with Disabilities
Act. persons with disabilities need a special accom-
modation to participate In this proceeding should
contact Sheriff Frank McKeithen not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at 850-227-1115.
4tc. March 1. 8. 15. and 22. 2001.
I MISCELLANEOUS I
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 01-010CP
IN RE: The Estate of
ROBERT J. MARQUIS.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ESTATE:
The ancillary administration of the estate of
ROBERT J. MARQUIS, deceased. Case No. 01-0010-
SCP, Is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
SFlorida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr..
Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name
and address of the ancillary co-personal representa-
tives and the co-personal representatives' attorney
are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the .'.oedent and other per
sons having claims or demand: gAirirs de. dent
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
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the estate of
the decedent must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS. AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
LL CLAIMS AND DEf.LNDS ri.- 5' FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is March 1.2001. ; .-
,.5' RICLHARD B rLkRQLTIS
SAI.C:ILLiRY :C, PERSONAL iEPRESErjrrATP.'E
.s. AL.CE B rARLQUiS
VMNC'ILLAR', CO.FERSONAL REPRESErTAiT'.E
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ. P.A.
206 E FO.iRTH STREET
P. 0. BOC.\ 39
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
FL BAR NO. 0350583 .
2tc, March 1 and 8. 2001.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
Th'e Cit c Fo rt St Joe mill recene sealed bids form
any qualified person compare or corporauon inter-
e ied in cons-ucUing the follcuing projects
FOREST PARK SOUTH
Pl-,ns and spe,:cifiauons can be obtained .at Preble-
Rish Inc 401 Reid A\enue Port St Joe Florida
32456 1850l 227-7200 The bid must comlorm to
Secuon 287 1.33131 Florida Statutes. on public enu-
Completion date for this project will be 60 das from
the date of the Nioue to Pro.:eed presented 10 the
successful bidder. .
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the pro-
ject on the specified date will be set at $100.00 per
Please Indicate on the envelope that this Is a sealed
bidl, ine bid nurber and what the bid Is for:
BID NO. 01-03. FOREST PARK SOUTH
Bids will be received until 4:00 p.m.. Eastern
Standard Time, on March 15, 2001. at the City of
Port St. Joe, P. 0. Box 278, Port St. Joe: FL 32457.
and will be opened and read aloud on March- 15,
2001. at 5:00 p;Am.. Eastern Standarc, Time :the
Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00 per
set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
2tc; March 1 and 8. 2001.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The City of Port St. Joe will receive requests for pro-
posals for a Grants Writer. RFP will be received until
4:00 p.m. EST, on March 15, 2001, at the City of
Port St. Joe, P. O0. Box 278. Port St. Joe, Florida
32457 and will be opened on March 15. 2001 at
5:00 p.m.. EST.
2tc. March I and 8, 2001.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
DELORES M. McGEE and
THOMAS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.,
ORDER FOR SERVICE OF'
PROCESS BY PUBLICATION
The United States of America, having filed its
Motion pursuant to Title q8. United States Code,
Section 1655. seeking an Order for Service of
Process by Publication as to defendant DELORES M.
McGEE, in an action to foreclose the lien of a mort-
gage on real property located within the District and
within Gulf County. Florida, to wit:
Lot 24. Block 1,018, "Revised" MilIview
Addition. Unit 2. City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 1, .page 47, of the
public records of Gulf County, Florida.
And It appearing to the Court that the where-
abouua of said defendant is unknown and that said
defendants ha. not volunLaril',' appeared herein, and
ine Cou-rt Deing ad.lned in the premises it ,
ORDERED thal Uefrend,,-t EELOFt5 M.
McGEE appear and Ile a re o-,r.iwe pleading io the
complaint for foreclosure of'a lien on the above
described real property with the Clerk. United States
District Court. U. S. Courthouse, Suite 307; 401 SE
Fir., iA.enue Gainr.ille FL 32601 6i805 orn or
. before the 26 d.a., ol April '20'01 nd in a.l'ault
thereof the Court .ill pra.:eed e a 3 h',-r ln a rd r..ju-
di.:ati.on of thi' -uin ine .si ne a. 1" aia oicrndnt
had been personally served. This order is to be
published In a newspaper of general circulation in
GulfCountr Florida. once each week for silx 161 c.n
iecuu.e eeks. commencing nc. laer Ltha.r t,:,
Seek 3 after the dmte hereof
DONE and ORDERED .this 22nd day of
/s/ Stephen P. Mickle
,UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
6tc. March I, 8. 15. 22 29 and April 5 200C1
Honest, Dependable Service.
19 years experience-
State Certified Since 1985,
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2001 Sports Trac II
Ready for the trips to the beach! Come in and get
your pick while the stock is plentiful. We have three
in stock and more on the way. Plus Tax &
SStarting at Tag
Equipped with 4.01 V-6 engines, automatic overdrive, air
conditioners, AM/FM/Cass/Single CD Player, fog lamps,
tow bars, power driver seat, overhead console, floor console,
speed control/tilt wheel
Come see our selection of Good, Clean, Used Trucks
and Sports Utility Vehicles
Call Ronnie Mason or
Larry Barbee at 674-2577
BLOUNTSTOWN MOTORS, INC.
120 S. MAIN STREET BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 (850) 674-5462
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
OF PORT ST. JOE,
vs. CASE NO: 01-31-CA
VIVIAN GILLIAM, and
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS.
SYSTEMS, INC.. as Nominee for HOUSEHOLD
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a Final'
Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 27, 2001;.
and entered in Civil Case No. 01-31-CA of the'
. Circuit Court in and for Gulf County, wherein C Fil
ZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF PORT ST. JOE
is the Plaintiff and VIVIAN GILLIAM and MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS SYSTEMS.
INC.. as Nominee for. HOUSEHOLD FINANCE COR-'
PORATION are the Defendants. I will sell to the high-
est bidder for cash at the front door of the Guif
County Courthouse In Port St. Joe Florida, at 11:00.l
a.m., EST, on the 21st day of March. 2001. the fo)-
lowing described property as set forth In said Firnl
Commencing at the point on the south right
of way line of River Road. said point being
125 feet west of the intersection of the south
right of way line of said River Road and west
right of way line of East 5th Street In
Cleckley's Addition to Wewahitchka,
Florida, Unit No. 2, and run east along the
south right'ofway line of River Road for 125 -
feet to the Intersection with the west right of
way line of East 5th Street; then run south
for 295 feet; thence run west for 150 feet to ',,
the POB; ".hrn r r',n .e.: If.-.r 9 l;:il mern rur,
south for I,: I'Ci. iir, run e .-ti f- ler i
then run north for 100 fee' thle P.rni of
Beginning. Said property cinr, lu.:eJ In i
Cleckley's Addition to Wewahitchka. In Gulf
County. Florida, same lying and .being In
Section 25 T45, R .'
'DATED hi: -ih .ib', of February, 2001.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ M. Vaughan
2tc, March I and 8, 2001.
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