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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2001
PSJ Tiger Sharks "Final
Four" Bound!! Page 12A
Korean Veterans' Service
Medal See Details on Page 1B
Jenkins, Larry Lead Santa
Fe Saints to State Tourney
Story of PSJ Alumni on Page 1IA
Reclaiming a Piece of PSJ
History Where? Page 3A
Belin Signs to Play Softball
for Troy State See Page 11A
Law Enforcement Activities
City & County on Page 7A
School NewS Read Page 10A
"Classifieds" Pages 6-88
Worship-Opportunities P. 3B
Obituaries See Page 3B
A Gulf County jury found
: Jerry Gates not guilty on two mis-
demeanor counts during court
proceedings held Tuesday.
Gates had been charged with
criminal mischief and trespassing
dating back to August 1999 when
:he cut gates on roads leading to
'"St. Joe Company land in Gulf and
Television film crews actually
filmed and aired much of the.inci-
dent and Gates claimed that the
roads should be county roads.
Gates was taken to court over one
of those incidents (Gate 14 off of
Gates'attorne ad .witnesses-
testfied the roadway was once
used by residents to traverse from
Wewahitchka to Panama City and
should be considered a county
St. Joe Company countered
that the county never owned the
property and the company had a
legal right to close it.
Gulf s "Teachers of the Year
School District Selection Will Be Named March 13th
The Gulf School District and
Education Foundation of Gulf
County, Inc. will honor all of
Gulfs hard working teachers, and
say a heartfelt thanks to all mem-
bers of the educational
community, at a dinner on
Tuesday, March 13th.
The program will focus on the
five schools' "Teacher of the Year"
selections and name the district
S'Teacher of. the Year" for 2002,
who is selected by her fellow fac-
ulty members, based upon well-
As. a ,token of appreciation,
each school. representative will
receive a cash award of $500, but
the district winner will be' given
'$1.,;000 in addition to a $750 cash
:award from Burdines and $500
from the state.
Mistress of ceremonies for the
evening will be Neysa Troutt. thej
pnmary female news anchor for
NewsChannel 7 in Panama City
Beach, who will also share some
special music with those attend-
ing, as well as announce various
awards and recognition and the
2002 Teacher of the Year" recipi-
Remarks ,on the importance
of this special occasion will be
shared byo Superintendent Jerry
Kelley followed by the invocation
delivered by District Coordinator
Following is' an introduction
to rte worthy educatorswho were
selected by their peers:
After graduating from Florida
State University in 1975 with a
B.S. degree in English education.
" Sherry-Herring began a teach-
ing career in Flonda which has,
taken her from Key West to
Wewahitchka Jr.-Sr. High School
by way of Tallahassee and
During her 25 years of teach-
.ing experience, she has steadfast-
ly expected each student to work
to his/her highest potential while
Local Officers Cleared
After State Investigation
Investigation into the car
chase and shooting incident
which occurred just over three
weeks ago in Wewahitchka is
complete. Results of the investiga-
tion have cleared Gulf County_
deputies oi 'any wrong doing in
the death of Stephen Stellato of
In a prepared release from
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen, he outlined the series
Dr. Beard Nominated
for Teacher of the Year
Dr. Timothy Beard, CRC,
Director of Student Affairs and
Assistant Professor at FAMU, was
recently nominated by the stu-
dents and faculty at FAMU 'for
Teacher of the Year for 2000-
Only 16 faculty members out
of 700 are nominated annually for
this award. Beard was in the top
Dr. Beard currently teaches
five courses in the area of Reha-
bilitation Management in Allied
Health Sciences at FAMU.
Dr. Beard is a native of Port
St. Joe and a 1980 honor gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School.
of events that took place, that
On February 12. at approxi-
mately 9:56 p.m.. EST. Stephen
Stellato, a 40 year old white male.
was shot and killed by deputies
from the Gulf County Sheriffs
Although no weapon was
found, Stellato acted in a deliber--
ate. and calculated manner by
engaging, in life threatening
behavior during a confrontation,
with law enforcement officers.
A barrage of events prior to
and during the confrontation
resulted in shots being fired at
Stephen Stellato, by Officer Bert
Lanier and Officer Jimmy
Williams, both with the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office. -Officer
Lanier fired one round from his
.357 duty weapon and Officer
Jimmy Williams fired two rounds
from his 9mm duty weapon.
."Stellato was struck once in
the right frontal area of-the chest
by a 9mm round fired by Officer
Williams. Stephen Stellato died a
short time later while being trans-
ported by ambulance to Bay
Medical Center emergency room.
Sheriff MdKeithen further
stated, "During the aftermath of
this tragic and emotional experi-
ence, for both the family of the'
deceased as well as the officers
involved and their families, I've
come to realize there's no good
way for a law enforcement officer
to take' another human being's
life. It can't be taught in a class; it
can't be learned from a book; and
even with years of experience,
there is no way to master such a
"My officers had a split sec-
ond to react to a life threatening
situation which was provoked by
Stephen Stellato. Given the cir-
cumstances they were confronted
with, I believe they acted appro-
priately, professionally, and
(See INVESTIGATION on Page 8A)
Walter Scott addressed members of the PSC Monday,.
Feasibility Study For
Motel/Hotel Is On "Go"
Port St. Joe city commission-
ers agreed to accept the proposal
of Finnell. Consulting, of
Alpharsetta, Georgia, to conduct a
feasibility study for locating a
motel in Port St. Joe.
agreed to. the proposal after con-
ducting a workshop meeting with
the company representative prior
to their regular meeting. The firm
not only offered the lowest base
price, $6,500, for the study, but
the board was pleased with the
response it received.
Finnell was able to begin the
study Wednesday morning 'after
being hired Tuesday evening. It
will take approximately' three
weeks to complete the study and
write an evaluation.
The process is far from over
with the completion of the study.
Finnell Consulting also offers its
services to help pursue locating a
motel/hotel firm to locate in the.
The Gulf County Tourist
Development Committee has
given $6,500 to assist the city in
conducting the study. One of the.
major goals of all of Gulf County's
economic development and
tourist development engines is to
bring a motel/hotel to Gulf,
County. The city is in hopes that
this process will be hastened by
conducting the feasibility study
and actively pursuing a lessee for
Items Of Other Business
.*Heard a request from
Richard Hance to change the
name of First Street in Port St.
Joe from Highway 9.8 to St.
Joseph Bay'to Marina Drive.
The board agreed to support
the request provided it was. okay
by property owners and !9-1-1
Coordinator Marshall Nelson.
*Preble-Rish, Inc. engineer
Bill Kennedy updated .the board
on progress being made on redo-
ing the boat launch facilities at
Frank Pate Park. Kennedy said
the contractor had an outside
chance of reaching the March
15th deadline, and that problems
with the retaining wall had slowed
Richard Hance asked for per-
mission to post a sigh directing
folks to the marina for paid boat
launching while the city launch is
temporarily out of service. The
board agreed that was okay and
that other -local boat launching
options could also be posted.
*The board recessed its regu-
lar meeting, until Thursday,
March 15th, when bid openings
for work to be done on Forrest
Park South will be conducted.
*A workshop session was also
scheduled for Monday, March
12th, at 3:00 p.m. Several items
will be discussed during that
(See MOTEL on Page SA)
she provides the instruction and
help necessary for the student to
achieve that goal. She stands
ready to provide more time, varied
styles of assessment, or just more
encouragement as students strive
to meet the expectations which
she has for them.
Herring xiews teaching as the .
most rewarding profession on the
planet and states. 'Nothing is bet-
ter than the moment you see the
"light bulb" ping on in' a child's
rrnd and they take the lead with
their opportunity to be a lifetime
'Diane McKeithen came to
Port St. Joe High School in the
1998-1999 school year, bringing
with her 22 years of experience
sprinkled among English, drama.
speech, and gifted English from
the Bay County School System.
She earned her Bachelor of
Science degree in speech and
English from Auburn University.
and added gifted in 1986 from
Flonrida State University.
Currently teaching English
and drama, she embodies the ele-.
ments of consistency and stabili-
ty, 'which she feels teachers
should be representative of in
today's fast-paced. ever-changing
McKeithen's simple yet com-
(See TEACHERS on Page 8A)
Sherry Herring Diane McKeithen Esther Taunton Pam Watford Barbara Whitfield
Wewahltchka High School Port St. Joe High School Wewahitchka Elementary School Port St. Joe Middle School Port St. Joe Elementary School
Public Heated Up Over Natural
Gas Pricing Increase Requested
Monday evening's public
hearing on requested rate
increasess by the St. Joe Natural
Gas Company didn't -provide a
groundswell of support from any-
one wishing to pay more for their
natural gas service.
In fact, more than one speak-
er took advantage of the forum to
vent about the recent increase in
natural gas cost which has added
confusion to the rate increase
request by St. Joe Natural Gas
Company. Those fuel charge
increases have beep passed on to
customers. The portion of gas
bills that reflect customer charges
and non-fuel charges is the area
of the bill that will be impacted if
the proposed gas rate increase
goes into effect.
Public Service Commission
members listened as residents
voiced positions concerning the
Tom Simms, of Wewahitchka.
said it was unfair for small cus-
tomers' rates to double, while
larger customers saw little or no
J. C. McArdle disagreed with
the reasoning for the request list-
ed by the company.
Walter Scott wanted an expla-
nation for why his bill has
increased as much as it has over
the past few mioriths.,
These are just a sampling of
the thrust -of customer objections
to the rate increase.
St. Joe Natural Gas
Company's rate increase request
would impact approximately
3,409 residential afid industrial
Stuart Shoal answers ques-
tions from the PSC.
customers in Port St. Joe, Mexico
Beach, Wewahitchka, and unin-
corporated areas of Gulf County.
The company has asked for
$551,923 annual increase and
requested an interim increase of
$459,185 on February 6th. The
Public Service Commission
approved an amended interim
rate increase of $355,984 which
will go into effect as of March 8th.
Public Service Commission
staff will make a recommendation
on the requested. increase on May
3rd, and the commission vote is
scheduled for May 15th.
The fact that an' interim
increase has been awarded is a
likely indication that some
amount of increase will be allowed
by the Public Service Commis-
sion. It is doubtful, based on that
same interim increase, that the
full 'increase amount requested
will be allowed by the commis-
"The Law Dogs" Return to
The Mat In Grudge Match
A quiet rumble has trailed the
successful pro wrestling debut of
"The Law Dogs" in the ring last
November, which has now led to
the scheduling of Saturday's
MARCH MADNESS "Grudge
Match" pitting the duo against
"The Barbwire Brothers."
Those who attended the
matches in the fall, witnessed
"The Swat Team" take the mat
against "The Law Dogs"--Buford
T. Justice a/k/a Sheriff Frank
McKeithen and Big Bad Brad
a/k/a Mexico Beach Police Chief
Brad Hall-only to be .interfered
with by "The Barbwire Brothers."
This illegal activity spurred
the. dander of the local law
enforcement leaders and. has led
to the challenge slated for this
Saturday, March 10th. Bell time
is 7:30 p.m. in the old Wewa High
School Gym, located at Highway
71 and Magnolia Street.
Of course, the "Grudge
Match" will take top billing, but
there's more exciting action on
the card for the evening. Another
feature contracted is a "World
Independent Tag Team Title
Match" in which "Suicidal Youth"
will duke it out with "The Swat
In another big event, "Buddy
Dalton" will take the mat against
"Commando"-and many more
athletes are scheduled to appear
Ringside admission seating
will be $6.00; general seating is
$5.00; children, ages four to 12,
will cost $3.00; those three and
under will be admitted free.
The proceeds from the event
will benefit the Mexico Beach
Explorers and Gulf County Jr.
Deputies, both positive worth-
while youth programs offered in
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2001
Hunker Down With Kes
by Kesley Colbert
Let the People
Decide How to Spend
Their Own Money
Another major newspaper has completed its recount of Florida's
ballots, and guess what? .. George Bush is still the president.
The Miami Herald and its parent company, Knight Ridder,, said
according to their count Al Gore would have only picked up around
Needless to say, that's not nearly enough Maybe this will lay
to rest any still lingering undercurrents of foul play.
A buddy of mine from Georgia called Bush's close victory "divine
,intervention". .... Maybe he's right, I know it sure: is refreshing to hear
Statements like-."Let's give the people back their money and let them
choose how to spend it." Or, "Government has a role, and an impor-
tant role. yet too much government crowds out initiative and hard
Obviously those words have not made everyone happy. Folks that
want more.government, enjoy paying taxes, or like to let a bunch of
legislators in Washington decide how to spend our leftover hard
earned money that they've collected too much of by taxing everything
'from steamboats to billy goats (and some things twice). don't like the
idea of giving back the overage.
Instead. they want to throw up a smoke screen of reasoning as to
why they don't want to give excess money back to the taxpayers and
Iry to trick us into believing that is the right thing not to do.
Do they think we're stupid?
Well maybe we are for electing them into that position of
authority in the first place.
Senator Bob Graham zipped an immediate response (via press
.release) to President Bush's rebate plan. In the first paragraph, he
mentions the national debt. Social Security. and Medicare-as if all
three would be negatively impacted by any plan other than a "rea-
sonable" tax cut.
-, Every economic forecaster in the country has projected humon-
.gous surpluses-now the battle is on to see whether we continue with
business as usual and find something to spend it on or return the
-money back to where it came from.
Other naysayers are accusing the president and his plan of play-
-ing favoritism to the wealthy by giving them back more money.
What won't politicians say to get their hands on more of our
money? You go George!
-Gulf County Health Committee
Needs Some Encouragement
A few weeks ago Gulf County commissioners offered their support
"to naming and establishing the Gulf County Health Committee.
The group's basic goal is to help improve medical service to the'
*residents of Gulf County. But, that sure is a simple sounding task
when one thinks about the complexities and magnitude of dealing
with modern medical needs.
Did you know that well over half of all healthcare dollars spent by
-Gulf residents is spent outside the community?
Did you know that many local residents are waiting in line for the
privilege of getting placed on a patient list with a family doctor?
Did you know that over 25 local Gulf countians travel to Panama
;City three times per week for kidney dialysis?
This list could go on and on for a long time as one mulls over our
:immediate health needs. As the community looks around for answers
:'to economic development issues, we need to bear in mind that
improved health care weighs heavy in that formula.
Better healthcare offerings would spur a sizeable amount of eco-
,nomic development in itself. But. you can rest assured that one of the
first concerns out of the mouths of anyone wishing to locate or devel-
op in this area is. "What kind of medical facilities are available?"
I hope the medical community. local government, and the com-
munity will come together for the betterment of us all as this group
evaluates our health needs.
"Mr. Kes, what are we doing
Nothing, I hope is what I'm
thinking. I just volunteered to
work with this youth group on a
temporary basis. I didn't take them
to raise! I'm just passing through,
trying to -help a little until the
church finds, and hires, the man
God has in mind for-
"Mr. Kes, we could have a lock-,
in at your house." Mitch was about
the goingest young lady I've ever
Cathy is out of town. I've got
the house all to myself. I planned
to rest and enjoy-
"Please, Mr. Kes?" K. T, has the
biggest, prettiest eyes :
'"Yeah! We'll bring some diinksi
and snacks and sleeping bags."
VWe'll stay up all night!"
"Can we invite some friends?"
I pulled Austin City Limits over
to the side, "Exactly what is a lock-
I was having a few second
thoughts here. I hadn't really had
much sleep all week. I was looking
forward to a couple of quiet days.
And I wasn't sure about Jesenno
and Sha-na-na in my house. They
just looked like party animals to
B. J. assured me he would
take care of everybody. That made
me feel a whole lot better. They
came in waves. And they brought
blankets, sheets, pillows, Bugles,
potato chips, popcorn and some
kind of drink called Mr. Thunder.
They dropped sleeping bags in six
I was explaining that Cathy
had cleaned up this afternoon and
we needed to be careful but
before I could finish, Pocahontas
spilled the Mr. Thunder all over-the
"Don't- worry Mr. Kes, I'll help
you clean up." Rooster said it with
so much conviction it was hard to
"And I'll help." Soggy and
Haley Pop chimed in together. .
"We'll all help." Four or five
more hands went up.
Around about rudnight they)
turned on the T.V. They hit upon a
documentary on the Discovery
Channel about Marine boot camp.
I couldn't believe a bunch of
teenagers would be engrossed in
watching camouflaged recruits run
through an obstacle course!
Well, not all of them were.
Sha-na-na and Jeserino had fallen
asleep on the couch. And K.T.,
Shannon, Terry'. Danielle. Michelle
and Haley had pulled off their
shoes and were running and slid-
ing across the kitchen floor. They'd
come ripping down the hall and hit
the vinyl floor wide open .... if one
of them got a good start she'd glide
from the washroom to the kitchen
bar. You know, I wasn't usually up
at one thirty, in the morning. And I
had never one time thought about
the floor as a skating rink .
I was taking my shoes off'
when Mitch got a little out of con-
trol and banged her head on the
side of the counter. Man. I saw it,
bounce off that Formica top aid a
hundred things swept through my
mind. I don't even know if hospi-
tals are open at this time of night!
Plus, if she bled on that floor
Cathy was bound to find out about'
We called a time out.
I moseyed back into the den. I
could tell by ACL's eyes that he
wasn't going to be with us much
longer. I kept waiting for the pillow
fight. and even thought about sug-
gesting it, but I figured a group
that drank Mr. Thunder might not
think pillow fights were cool.
They were telling ghost stories
by three a.m. Well. all of them
except Sha-na-na. She was yelling,
"Would ya'll shut up, I'm trying to
sleep!" Jesse might have been
yelling, too. But she was snonng
too loudly to hear them.
I went to sleep at three-thirty.-
And dreamed that tittle green
Martians were taking control of my
We were all up pretty early the
next day. "Everybody, that volun;
teered to help me clean :up raise
their hand." No hands went up.
"Rooster, didn't you say you'd
"Do you mean this morning?
I've got to eat something first."
We had breakfast at Burger
. King. I wasn't about to do
omelettes for the Thundering Herd!
"We" spent the rest of th'
morning raking Bro. Odum's yard.
I was too tired to help much. And
so were one or two others .
"Mr. Kes, when we finish cAn
we go to Apalachicola ;and get
Some ice cream?"
I"No! I'm too worn--
Pleeeeease...." Danielle plead-
The one that is kin to me rode
up front. I noticed that she hasn't
"let on" to the rest of the group
that we're related. I reckon she's
got her reasons. And I'm not going
to "tell" on her!
I ate a bite or two of Charla's
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
Black & W
ONE DAY 'AST eek,. the
.telephone rang ahd there was a
.strange woman on the line:
strange, in that I didn't know her.
not 'strange" due to her actions.
She introduced herselfas "Flo
Fain" and said she was writing a
play featuring a weekly newspa-
L. per editor who lived in her home-
town of Muncie, Indiana back in
the '20s. ,.
It seems this editor was a
: character who said it like it was;,
regardless of whom what he said,
She wanted a description of
what this fellow would have had
to go through to put out his
paper, "and I got your name from
some .of my friends here in
Panama City! as :being one who
; has experienced those things."
I never realized folks were
looking while I was struggling to,
keep the paper solvent and get
out another edition. It caught me
so off guard that, before I knew it,
I agreed to a session or two with
white ExpressionIs Much Easier Than Color Commentary
HAVE YOU EVER tried to
explain something to someone
which is. second nature to you,
and have them understand it?
It's tough! .
First, I put in' to explain the
workings of a Linotype machine,
'which the man surely used to set'
type for his newspaper.
"He used a ':lynne-o-type."
Have you. ever heard of such a
machine?' she asked.
"Of course," I answered. "That
was the machine Mark Twain
went busted trying to perfect, and
the machine I operated for sever-
'I set out to explain how a
Linotype had "magazines" that
held 21 "matrices" of each char-
acter in the alphabet, in each of
I patiently explained that the
operator sat at a keyboard [with
-9,0 keys] and- assembled the
"matrices" heeded to make a par-
ticular line of type and, when
assembled, he'd send the line into
the machine's casting mode,
where it would be cast into a line
of type. This process didn't take
long, as most Linotypes operated
at about nine lines per minute;
I JUST THOUGHT I was hav-
ing problems explaining the
Linotype as a method of creating
type to print with. The real confu-
sion came in trying to explain to
her how her man would. use -this
type to print from. .'. ,,
S-He'd l':' assemble tihe -type,
building his page as he'wanted it
to appear, on a "composing
- stone"-which in my case was an
.old tombstdie' turned over .to the
smooth backside." I explained'
that the more affluent print'shops
used "stones" made of steel-for,
both sturdiness and smoothness.;
She was havingjust as hard a
time understanding the terms I
was using, as I was in explaining'
the system, without benefit" of'
examples, where she could
SHE PUT IN TO EXPLAIN to:
me how this character was a
small, wiry.man, who more or less
put out his paper by himself. I
asked if he didn't have a family,
and she replied that he did-he got to ask her who had reconm-
had five children; and all of them' 'mended me as a source of infor-
supported him and his acid. nation. The only person I know of
tongue. in'Panama City whom I feel might
"Well, he didn't put 6iut 'the know of my 'pedigri-ee wuld be
.paper by himself, then.;All five of Lowell F. Adams" an-d he's in a
. those children had .a task.to per- nursingg home. '
form. .Ihad-six children, and allbof Besides 'that, Ie could give,
themrri worked at some time. in just as good a desc tio of how
thfieir life .in the ..newspaper. I :.t' gde adecpti ofhw
couldn't have pubishedonme t was inthe old days as I could.
SOtherwise;" I explained. : ,Of course, that would mean
'"The reason we both had so he would have to tell about p w-
many kids was' the' reason old,4 ering a printing press with a
homesteaders had so many; they small motor and ,a sewing
needed the help!m machine belt. How would he, also
- That old mtan wasn't dumb. explain his use' of a cut up cigar
He knew what it took to print a box for "reglet" stock, to be used
newspaper back in the days as space material? .HoW could he'
before we did it with computers explain using a couple of old
'and fast presses. bricks to weigh paper down to be
Oh yeah! I also tried, to made, into pads?
explain to her how the paper was Adams "made do" with what;-
actually printed and she just ever was at hand, as he went
couldn't imagine how it was done. along.
I WAS SO TAKEN aback by
her request that I completely for-
All us old printers had to
improvise on most of the things
we used. Nothing was "normal."
Published Every'Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
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Wesley R. Ramsey . . . Editor Emeritus
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the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces.' The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
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Reclaiming A Piece of Hi
.were indeed removed for .safety
reasons, but the remaining sec-
tion was verified as sound.
The structural soundness of
the marquees was a question that
surfaced recently by City
Commissioner Benny Roberts,
during a Port St. Joe commission
Well, not only is it sound, but
within a few months Haley Ryone,
one of, the premier neon restora-
tionists in the country, is expect-
ed to be here to start renovating
"It's (restoration of the Port
Theatre) been a total commit-
ment," Paula said as she remi-
nisced about the magnitude of the
Paula and Wade are so com-
mitted to the project that they
sold their home and moved into a
small upstairs apartment over the
theatre .. "the .move gave us one
,less mortgage," Paula said.
'There are just endless pro-
jects here," Wade said.
Wade is an auctioneer by
trade;. Frequently after profitable
auctions held at the Antique Mall
and Auction Hall (formerly Port
Theatre), he will take the profits
and buy a few more boards or
some sheets of plywood and con-
tinue the never-ending project.
100% of the project has been
financed by the Clarks who obvi-
ously have their hearts, souls,
and bodies connected to the old
One of the driving forces ;
behind their commitment is fond
memories folks have of the grand'
old building. Seldom a day goes
by when someone doesn't share
those memories with the Clarks.'
If you haven't been by the
building since the Clarks began
the project, drop by and pay them
a visit-they would love to show
you around,... or if you want to
get some first hand experience in
renovation, Wade probably has an
extra hammer lying around some-
.The Antique Mall & Auction
SHal is. open Tuesday through
Saturday. Its hours are 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednes-
days, 10:30 to 4:30 on Thursdays,
S11 until on Friday (auction night),
and 11 to 4 on Saturdays.
The Clarks stand proudly in front of the Port Theatre.
Paula and Wade Clark are
very close to realizing one of their
,, milestones in the renovation
process of the old Port Theatre,
located on Reid Avenue in Port St.
One of the first structures a
person notices when turning onto
2 Reid Avenue is the marquee of the
old theatre. The Clarks have been
focused on their direction toward
refurbishing the marquees since
L they began this gigantic project
nearly six years ago (August
In fact, if you want to see
their eyes light up, one only need
to mention the status of that pro-
"One of the first things we did
was verify the structural sound-
ness of the building and' mar-
quees," Wade said as he reflected
back to the beginning of the pro-
A structural engineer was
hired to help guide them in the
proper and safe steps of restora-
tion. Portions of the marquees
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banana split. And half of Jesse's death by chocolate. And was eying
Terry's ice cream cone .
We ate and shopped for a while! I finally limped back to the van and
tried to catch a nap. "Mr. Kes, you want to see what we bought?"
"Look at these sticky eyeballs!" "Did you see the carload of boys?"
"Mr. Kes. were vou.asleepT"
They talked non-stop! You can't imagine the things I learned this
weekend about pajamas and sleeping gear. and mood nngs, and picking
pepperoni off of pizza, and a singer named Bnttany Spears, and basic
training at Ft. Benning, and what girls really "carry on about" at three
a.m. .. .
We were approaching home about dark-thirty. "Mr. Kes. where are we
going next weekend?" Mitch never quits. ,
B.J. came to life, "How about Birmingham?"
"No way!" F'm putting my foot down this time!
- "Please Mr. Kes." K.T. opened her big eyes in anticipation.
My God in Heaven, I'd rather be blessed ... than lucky, or smart,
-or rich, or good looking .
When Do Get To Pick? .
Mr. Kes -
P.S, Hi Shawn'a
SThe Star is the Place for All
Printing and Business Supply
The PortTheatre at the time of the 1985 building purchase.
Shrimp Dinner to Benefit
Mexico Beach Fireworks:
On Monday, March 12,
Special Events for Mexico Beach,
Inc. will hold the second in' a
series of fund-raisers for the city's
July 4th Fireworks..
The fund-raiser, a shrimp din-
ner, is hosted by Half Shells
Seafood Market and Steam Bar of
Fish House Raised
Over $2,500 for
On Monday, March 26th the
second annual lasagna dinner
was' held at the Fish House
Restaurant to help sponsor this
year's Fourth of July fireworks.
and once again, the Fish House
came through this year serving
almost 350 people. The dinner
was prepared' by Carol Dow.
owner of the Fish'House, and her
staff of volunteers.
S',:The dinner started at 4:00
p.m., CT. with fine entertainment
provided by Carole Kelly and
Company. The 50/50 drawing
winner was Sue Coyner of Mexico
Beach, who ,took home a healthy
$136. While not everyone got rich,
the food was outstanding and no
one left hungry.
With over $2,500 raised, this
year's fireworks should be out of
this world.' '
* -J '-"i.nAT-. rt0t- i<*. .- 1Tm
S, wo01d like to thank all the people'
who made this happen. They are
Gulf Foods. Phillips Meat. PYA
Sysco Foods, Flowers Bread
of Yo r Company. and Fresh 'America
d produce Most of all' thanks to,
N eeds) everyone who attended, and sup-
,f ne j ^ ported this event.'" ,
*TLUE OIL.& FILTER SCIU
Industry experts suggest car
& light truck owners have
their oil changed every 3
S 3,000 miles.
Stop. Go. Pennzoil:
Mexico Beach. Tickets are cur-
rently on sale at various locations',
as well as the Mexico Beach
Visitor Information Center. The
meal will include steamed shrimp.
potatoes, corn, slaw. and a bever-
The fund-raiser begins at 5:00
p.m.. CT. and concludes at 8:00
p.m.. CT..The cost is s7 p
and rray '"be purchased '"TTe
door. All proceeds go' to Mexico
Beach's July 4-th Firework
. Extravaganza, known throughout
Northwest Flonda as the "Best on
For tickets and additional
information, please call 648-
8196. Thank you in advancefor
Sour appetite and support.
If you find these
Due to Hazardous
For more information
P. 0. BOX 428
PORT ST. JOE,. FLORIDA 32457
ATTENTION ALL WATER
CUSTOMERS NORTH OF
THE BILLY JOE RISH PARK
WATER SERVICE WILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR
APPROXIMATELY SEVEN HOURS FROM 9:00
AM TO 4:00 PM THURSDAY, MARCH 08, 2001
TO INSTALL VALVES ON THE WATER MAIN.
THEREFORE AS A PRECAUTION, WE ADVISE
THAT ALL WATER USED FOR DRINKING OR
COOKING BE BOILED AFTER SERVICE. IS,
RESTORED. A ROLLING (BOIL OF ONE
MINUTE JIS .SUFFICIENT. AS AN ALTERNA-
TIVE, BOTTLED WATER MAY BE USED. ; ,
THIS "PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER
NOTICE"-. WILL- REMALININ N EFFECT UNTIL
THE BACTERiOLOGICAL SURVEY SHOWS THE
WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK.:
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU MAY
CONTACT RICK SIMMONS AT 227-7427.
ip round-up the following
is Household Hazardous Wastes
g members Fuel, Batteries, Antifreeze, Lead,
mnic, Silver, Cleaners, Fluorescent Lamps,
mercury Containing Devices, Pesticides,
(and other pollutants).-
e villains hiding out in your home round them up and bring 'em in.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
arch 24 Gulf County Courthouse
9 AM 3 PM Eastern Time
Nature of Certain Components in Home Computers, We Will be Accepting Old
rdware including Processors, Monitors, Keyboards, Printers, Scanners, etc.
CESQG waste accepted at a reduced rate.
': pressurized cylinders, explosives, biohazardous or radioactive materials..
ius Waste in its place. Keep Gulf County Beautiful!
n, please call the Gulf County Solid Waste Department at 850-227-369.
* Change Oil
(Up -to 5. qts.- PennzoilTM 10 W-30 or 1PW-40
* Change oil filter
* Check all fluid levels
* Lubricate fittings
Charles Stephens, Owner
766 Hwy 98 West Port St. Joe, FL
_ ___ _.______ ____ ____.
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2001
The Visual and Performing
Arts Division of, Gulf Coast
Community College will present
,its annual "Spring Swing Dinner
-Dance" on March 17, at 7:00
p.m., in the Student Union East
building on Campus.
Music will be provided by Gulf
Coast Community College's Sing-
ing and Swinging Commodores
who will perform a variety of
music such as swing, bebop, cool,
fusion and Celtic. The menu will
include smoked tuna, a variety of
specialty- cheeses and fruits,
Chinese BBQ chicken, roasted
round of beef, country baked
ham, garden green salad, green
beans amandine, finger sand-
wiches, coffee/tea ,and dessert.
Seating is limited and
advance tickets only are available
at $15 per person. Tickets may be
purchased at the Amelia G.
Tappet Center for the Arts, Room
116. For more information call
Final Wedding Plans,
Kristi Ann Lawrence and
William Short Weeks, Jr. along
with their families, would like to
announce the final plans for their
wedding. The event will take place
Saturday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m.
at the First Baptist Church in
Port St. Joe. ,, .
The reception will follow the
ceremony. All friends and rela-
tives are invited to attend. A nurs-
ery will be provided during the
From a St. Joe Beauty Baby
to a Cottondale Hornet.
Big Granddaddy would have t
Eddie Reese Davis -
Emily Baker of Mexico Beach
and Matt Cabaniss of Howard
Torien Turns 4
Torien recently celebrated his
fourth birthday on February 25.
He is the son of Mike Thomas and
Kendra Shackelford. His arand-
parents are Eartha Shackelford
and Debra Best. He enjoyvehis
party at Chuck E Cheese ith
friends and family.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
ijnnqr yee fale
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
S 8, AM 1 PM (EST)
Come and find. .
Baby Items Games Children's Books
Drapes & Curtains Working Appliances
Artwork Tools Books Furniture Antiques Clothing
DRAWING WILL BE HELb FOR A NORDIC TRACK EXERCISER!
NO EARLY BIRDS! -
- June Marie Cabaniss
Creek are pleased to announce
the engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their mother June
Marie Cabaniss to Eddie Reese-
Davis of Port St. Joe.
June is the daughter of Fred
and Marylee Buskens' of
Overstreet. Eddie is the son of-
Amelia Davis of Port St. Joe, and
the late R.D. (Smokey) Davis.
A September wedding is
planned.. Final plans will be
announced at a later date.
Gulf County Retired
Educators to Meet
The Gulf County Retired Edu-
cators will meet on Tuesday,
March 13 at Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School., The meeting will
begin at 10:00 a.m. This is one
hour earlier than the usual meet-
The program will include a
visit to the newly renovated
school. Principal Tim Wilder stat-
ed, "I am pleased this particular
group wants to visit our new facil-
ities and share in the excitement
we have for the educational pro-
gram here at Port St. Joe Elemen-
,tary School." All members are
urged to make a special, effort,to
attend this meeting and enjoy the
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
to Hold Monthly Meeting
The John C. Gainous VFW
Post #10069 and their Ladies
Auxiliary will be holding their
monthly membership meeting on
Tuesday. March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
at their post home in Highland.
View. : : .' ',
The ladies will be making the
final plans for the Blood Drive
that will be held at the Gulf Pines
Hospital on Saturday, March 10
from 12:30 to 4:30 and for their
annual corned beef and cabbage
dinner to be held on Saturday.
March 1 7 at 5:00 p.m. at the post
home They will also be setting a
date for a big rummage sale and
for a highway clean up.
Cleo Bess Recognized by AARP
Saint Joseph Bay AARP
Chapter 3425 recognized Black
History Month at their February
meeting by presenting an award
certificate for community service
to Cleo Bess the present secretary
of AARP. She has been a member
for many years and has served as
secretary in the past for six years
and as chairperson for the'nomi-
The chapter also celebrated
its 20 years of being organized
with a spaghetti lunch. The pro-
gram was given by a member of
the St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary and
Education Center, we as the
future plans for the center and
how they plan to take care of
injured land and sea animals was
. received. The Chapter is donating
$100 to the Center, the money
being raised by the Chapters
monthly fifty-fifty ticket sales. The
winner last meeting was. Mid
Behmke and Joe Petro went home
with the door prize.
On February 9, six of the offi-
cers went to a workshop given by
the AARP at DeFuniak Springs;
not only did they get some infor-
mative information, but a great
lunch as well. They also came
home with a certificate of award
for Chapter.of Distinction. The
chapter was one of six out of, 17
chapters from the Panhandle to
receive this award.
SThe next meeting will be on
March 14, and will be held at the
Senior Center on Library Drive in
Port St. Joe, at 1:00 pim., ET.
Refreshments served will be finger
food. Members are encouraged to
fill their plates and platters and
take a friend to share at the meet-
The chapter is still accepting
dues. If you have been away for a
few months or years, you are still
welcome to go back and' will be
greeted by old friends. Dues are
$2 a year. When they are paid you
are considered an active member.
AARP 55 Alive program has
been revised and is now called
Drivers Safety Program. This new
program will be given at the First
United Methodist Church, located
at 1001 Constitution Drive in Port
A Big Thank You
The Tiger Cub Scouts would
like to thank GT Com for the
grand tour and explanation of the
telephone system. The Cubs saw
all the machinery and equipment
it takes to keep the comhiunica-
tion system up and running.
Thank you again from,
Tony Pate, Ryan Liffick, John
Whitfield, Andrew Burke, Joey
Odom, Corey Walding, Steven
Stokes, Jospeh Julian, and
St. Joe, on Thursday and Friday,
March 8 and 9, at 9:00 a.m. until
1:00 p.m., ET. This program is for
everyone 50 years of age and over.
For more information you may
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& DONATION CENTER
219 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe
MARCH 9. 2001
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EMILY SANDHU and her "BESTESTIEST"
Friend ERICA PROTSMAN celebrate their
8TH BIRTHDAY this week.
Best Wishes from ALL THEIR FRIENDS & FAMILIES
from PORT ST. JOE and ALL OVER THE WORLD.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. MARCH 8, 2001
Kiwanis Inducts 2 New Members
The Kiwanis Club of Port St.
Joe inducted two new members
this past week, Eugene Raffield
PSJ Garden Club
* The Port St. Joe Garden Club
memberss will meet at 9:00 a.m. in
thie clubhouse for a short meeting
before car pooling to Gourd
Garden near Santa Rosa Beach
ior a wonderful tour and program.
Bif^^^^ ^&^^^^ ., ^
and Diane Scholz. An induction
ceremony was held to begin the
new members' career in a mean-
ingful way and for current mem-
bers to reflect on the purpose of
Kiwanis membership. As part. of
the ceremony, Keith Jones, mem-
bership chair and past president,
reviewed the six Objects of
1. To give primacy to the
human and spiritual rather than
to the material values of life.
2. To encourage the daily liv-
ing of the .Golden Rule in all
3. To promote the adoption
and the application of higher
social, business, and professional
4. To develop, by precept and&
example, a .,more intelligent,,
aggressive, and serviceable citi-
zenship. .. '
5. To provide, through
Kiwanis clubs, a practical means'
to form enduring friendships, to
render altruistic service, and to
build better communities.
6. To cooperate in. creating
and maintaining that sound pub-
lic opinion and high idealism.
which make possible, the increase
of righteousness, justice,: patrio-
tism, and goodwill. .
Mitch Burke, Kiwanis presi-
dent, welcomed ,,-Eugene and
Diane into the club,. adding, "'New
members for our club.mean new
ideas, new enthusiasm, greater
fellowship and greater service."
Eugene ;was sponsored ,for mem-
bership by Frankie Williamrs,
Community e., rvices CQthair.
Dianne was sponsored' ,by
Johanna White, .. Kniarus
-Eugene. is ,a lifelong' resident
of Port St. Joe'.'-e takes part in
the. ownership and operation ;of
Raffield Fisheries; a family busi-
ness that 'spans over 100 Years.
He currently serves ,as a Port St.
Winners of door prizes are shown checking out their prizes.
credit Union Annual .Meetin
Ajn* a: M'eeti~ng,
Shown from L to R: Eugene Raffield, Diane Scholtz, Keith Jones,
Johanna White, Frankie Williams, Dianna Harrison and Mitch Burke.
~Gifts ~ Glass ~-
~ Collectibles -
412B lolnument Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Joe City Commissioner and is on
the Tourism Development
Council. Eugene and his family
are active members of Long
Avenue Baptist Church, where he
is very involved with the Upward
Basketball Program. Eugene and
his wife Margie have three chil-
dren. Jennifer, 17, Sawyer.,4, and
Diane has been, a resident,.of
Port St. Joe for. four years. She is
the Property Manager for
Prudential Resort Realty at Cape
San Bias. She served as Executive
Director of the Chamber of
Commerce for the past 2 1/2
years. She currently serves on the
board of the Port Authority and
holds a new position in the
~% - -
* would like to say "Thank You" to all the members
who attended our Annual Meeting and to say .
"Congratulations" to everyone who won a door prize!
A specialthank you goes to Watson Brothers Construction for their assistance.,
We would also like to say "Thank You" to the following
local merchants for their generous donations:
J. PATRICK FLOYD, ATTORNEY AT LAW
PORTSIDE TRADING CO.
BAY CAR WASH
THE CELLAR GIFT SHOP
COOPER'S CUT & STYLE
DRI-BRITE CARPET/UPHOLSTERY CLEANERS
PATE'S SERVICE CENTER ,
PAUL GANT'S BBQ ..
ROY'S HARDWARE & GIFT SHOP'
ST. JOE RENT-ALL/ST. JOE NURSERY
RALPH C. ROBERSON, CPA
ALINE'S COIFFURES, INC.
B.R. WILLIAMS A/C, HEATING/ELECTRICAL
BEACHCOMBER'S BEAUTY SALON
CARPET COUNTRY -.
CHARLIE'S QUICK LUBE
THE FLOUR MILL
HEART'S DESIRE .
LINDA'S RESTAURANT '
NAPA AUTO PARTS
DUREN'S PIGGLY WIGGLY
POINT OF EASE MASSAGE THERAPY
REEVES' FURNITURE ,
RYAN'S SUGAR SHACK
Where people are worth more than money.TM
SiMembers of the Emerald
'Coast, Credit Union gathered at
the R. Manon Craig Coliseum
Monday evening for their annual
President Harry Lee Smith.
opened the evening with words of
;welcome followed by Brother Dave
Fernandez who led the opening
invocation. Hamrry Lee Smith told
members that the credit Unionri
continues to improve and grow.
: 'fact, he noted that current
membership presently equals
'approximately the same number
of members as there are regis-
tteed voters in Gulf County. He
further. explained that borrowing
'z,*was stilldown as the community
continued to try and rebound
from the mill closure.
Kenneth \WVeimorts. the credit
union's manager, reported on the
re-ently lormed Women's
I'Republican Committee. Diane aind
"'heF."husband Russ have thYtee
children arid one grandson.
The Kiwanis organization
encompasses more than 80
nauons-and has a worldwide ser-
vice of one-third of a million com-
munity leaders. Anyone interested
in joining the Kiwanis Club of Port
St. Joe is encouraged to contact
Mitch Burke at 227-1100. ext.
110. ,' '
Showing Lots Of Color!
* MUCH MORE TO CHOOSE FROM *
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- credit union's financial statement
and Ralph Roberson gave the
supervisory committee report-'
declanng the organization "finan-
Chns and Debra Bru-nbaugh
created a stir when' Chris won the
$300 certific-ate'presented -by the
credit union. followed by Debra
winning a DVD player.
Pastor Dave Fernandez and Harry Lee Smith, credit union presi-
dent, are shown at the annual meeting.
Southern Gospel Music will
take center stage at the Senior
Citizen's Center on March 17 at
6:00 p.m., CT.
Featured groups will be "The
Calvary Trio" from Kissimmee,
"Amazing Grace" from Wewahitch-
ka. and "DayStar" from P(rt St.
Joe. Many local artists will also
take the stage to share in the conf,
SGo'early and get a good seal
for a great night of gospel music:
Admission is free. a loveo,offring
will be taken to help defrayv the
f ,..Thi event isisponsored by thk
Sunshine Gospel Singers Associa,
tion. For more 'iFiormation1 you
.- may call (850) 229-81 -4.
Kenneth Weimorts, Port St.
Joe branch manager, speaks to
the credit union members.
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Federal Credit Union
AC CO U NTA:Bt L I TY .
.he.. the leI-Jer of" Den 17, hes c.l- arnmadnof (me board of
your Toucn-tore Energy Cooperative.-So what do they
-have in common?
Trie., re connected by.a common characteristic-
,a the leader of an impressionable group of young girls.
the troop leader is accountable to them and their parents *
in offering reliable and safe childhood development
opportunities. As chairman of your Touchstone Energy.
Cooperative, he has the same accountability to ensure the
cooperative is reliable and efficient-not in his interest, but
in the interests of the consumers.
On my honor I will do my best. That's the power of
"A Tou etoneE ergy Coope .rr ive4_
(800)-333-9392 (800) 568-3667
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. MARCH 8. 2001
Area's Largest Birding & Wildflower Festival
Planned for Fall of 2001
to Take Advantage of Migration Routes
To Our Friends, Family
and Communities of Port
St. Joe and Indian Pass
"Now we look forward with
confidence to our heavenly, bodies,
realizing that every moment we
spend in these earthly bodies is
time spent away from our eternal
home in heaven with Jesus. We
know these things are true by
believing, not-by seeing. And we
are not afraid, but are quite con-
tent to die, for then we will be at
home with the Lord.
So our aim is to please Him
always in everything, we do,:
whether we are here in this body
or away from this body and with
Him in heaven. For we must all
stand before Christ to be judged
and have our lives laid bare-
before Him. Each of us will receive
whatever he deserves for the good
or bad things he has done in his
'-2 Corinthians 5:6-10
There are no words to express
how grateful we have been for all
the love and support you have
shown our family during this dif-
ficult time in our lives. You have'
wrapped us in such a blanket of
friendship that has carried us
through and continues to do. so.
We have been humbled by the
many encouraging cards and let-
ters you have sent that seem to
arrive at the perfect time to uplift
us. Thank you for your prayers
that have sustained us. Thank
you so much for the food _that was.
so graciously prepared and all
those whose servant hearts
To the Gulf; County Sheriffs
Department and doctors and staff
at Gulf Pines Hospital. we send
our thanks for your diligence and
true character in helping us every
step of the way, and doing so with
sincerity and compassion in a.
To our precious Brittany,
words will never be enough to tell
you how proud we are of you and
-the character we knew you pos-
sessed, but have so beautifully
shown with grace and poise
beyond measure. Thank you for
being our daughter, but most of
all thank you for being you. Just
remember we will always laugh
and cry as a family and God will
show us how.
To our Jordan, held deep in
our hearts, you have taught us to
enjoy life and truly love one
another without conditions and
expectations. You have accom-
plished something that has been,
desperately needed. You have
brought brothers back to broth-
ers, sisters back to sisters, par-
.ents back to'children, neighbors
back to neighbors, a community
back together and most impor-
The St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary
& Educational Center, Inc. will be
hosting the first annual "Florida
Panhandle Birding and Wildflower
Festival" in conjunction with the
Port St.. Joe Garden Clubs'
Wildflower Committee on October
12, 13, and 14.
Brenda Ward and Delaine
Henderson of the garden club and
Marie Steele-Romanelli and Jo T.
Heslin, organizers with the wildlife
sanctuary are actively working
together on this multi-faceted
event. Many other valuable volun-
teers are also providing their valu-
able talents and expertise in this
planning stage and many more
will be needed as the festival gets
closer to its opening day.
They explained it is being held
to raise awareness of the birding,
wildlife and wildflower-viewing
opportunities here in the undis-
covered Florida Panhandle and at
the same time promote conserva-
tion of the habitat that supports
This very large sanctuary
fund-raising event is the first of its
kind in Gulf, Franklin and SE Bay,
counties. The recent addition of
the Wildflower Committee as host-
ing participants will also allow the
Garden Club Wildflower Project to
benefit from the festival. It will be
funded by grants and supporting
sponsorships are being sought at
It is expected to draw not only
the experienced birders looking to
add to their lifetime counts but
also beginning nature lovers. It is
hoped that many locals and their
children, will enjoy the events as.
well. The wide variety of tours and
workshops will have something to
offer adults and children, and
senior visitors to enjoy dunng this
Gold star hospitality will be
offered to everyone coming to
enjoy the event. The Wildflower
Committee, with the help. of The
Wildlife Sanctuary volunteers is
planning the hospitality. An extra
effort is being put forth, as this
festival will target a fast growing
tourist population of birders. They
are low impact, repeat tourists
that provide very good economic
income to our community without
expecting Orlando type entertain-
ment or big city development.
They will also respect the beauti-
ful natural areas.
The center of operations -for
the festival will be located at the
Centennial Building off Highway
98 in Port St. Joe. with an educa-
tional/vendors festival being held
' during this event in the beautiful
bay side Constitutional Park. The
Constitutional Museum Park staff
will be a large part of welcoming
other visitingg tourists by inviting
them to enjoy some time on a self
guided tour of this largely undis-
covered gem of local history arti-
facts. History buffs will find a
pleasant break from all the
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Jeff, Debi and Bnttany Fletcher
Frank and Margaret Fletcher
planned tours and workshops if
they stop by the museum and
spend some time learning the
importance Port St. Joe played in
the development of the state of
Florida. The park, with its rows of
towering pines, will offer a pic-
turesque site for the educa-
tional/vendors festival which will
consist of a large number of edu-
cational displays, birding and gar-
dening oriented commercial items
for'sale. The Port St. Joe Garden
Club will have a craft and flower
booth with many unique items for
sale to benefit the club.
An effort is also being made to
make sure that the downtown
business owners are included in
the festival. It is hoped that new
visitors will discover the small
town friendliness in this area and
that it is not just during a festival
But, what makes this event so
unique is that the center of opera-
tions for the festival is in Port St.
Joe, but the tours reach out into
not 'only Gulf County but the sur-
rounding counties of S.E Bay and
Franklin as well. Each tour/semi-
nar or workshop will be offering
something different for visitors
and local residents.
Although the final plans for
all the tours/workshops are being
completed as it goes to press and
they don't have all the- details,
they), can tell you about the ones
that have been confirmed. The
Wildflower Committee is also
developing other guided tours and
seminars to be added in the near
Some of the tours are:.
"Birding Basics For
St. Joseph Peninsula State
Park is famous for. its unique.
hawk migration fly overs and.
offers excellent viewing opportuni-
ties for birders at a spot designed.
to aid the easy identification of
them as they "flare" to rise above
the pines. This is breathtaking
and can exhibit very large num-
bers of hawks.
At Eagle Harbor,
The staff of St Joe Park will
furnish binoculars and a spotting
scope in hopes of seeing merlins,
kestrels, peregrines falcons and
more! This educational opportu-
nity will be offered to children and
adults and is a beautiful site onm,_
pristine St. Joe Bay.
Mixed Bag Of Neotropicals and,,
You will be driven into the,
wilderness zoneby the park staff,
to find feathered friends. You're
likely to spot sndowy plovers and
piping plovers on this trip and if,
you're not a hiker it will give you
an opportunity to see a remote
area of the park in comfortable
stIle! So don't miss this very spe-
cial guided tour!..
The St. Joe Timberlands
Guided Tours* will be conducted
on their private land by well-
known rw wildlife biologists. and. will
offer both riding, walking and
boat tours on some of the premier
wildlife viewing locales in the tri-
county area. .Proceeds of these
tours are being donated to the St.
Joe Wildlife Sanctuary.
The tours* include:
*Tupelo Bend Waterfowl
This site located just five
miles west of Wewahitchka will be
a conducted tour of this 1,100
acre site and will delight both the
experienced birders and those
enjoying the thousands of birds
returning to their evening roosts.
Species common td this area
include wood storks, white ibis,
and other wading birds, swallow
tail kits, Mississippi kites, bittern
.and other waterfowl species. This
area is also abundant with other
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wildlife, including otters, great
blue herons and white tailed deer
just to name a few. You don't want
to register late for this onel
*Red Cockaded Woodpecker
Comd watch this endangered
species of beautiful woodpeckers
as they e.ait their pine woodlands
homes and learn from these RCW
biology specialists why these
birds choose to only inhabit trees
with heartwood disease and how
the pine pitch from trees may help
to repel their pri-edators.
Experienced birders will find this
location an easy access to add to
their lifetime counts and the biol-
ogists on the site will be a world of,
information on this hard to find
bird! r n :
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Gulf County Sheriffs Office
:deputies and Port St. Joe Police
Department officers arrested
Michael Thomas (26, Port St. Joe)
-:and Jasmin Thomas (24, Port St.
SJoe): this past weekend. These
arrests concl e a several month
Slng series Iof investigations.
Additional arrests are also expect-
This is Michael Thomas' third:
arrest for the sale of cocaine since
,early December (2000) and, as a
result, Judge Fred Witten held
him without bond on two counts
of the charge.
Jasmin Thomas was arrested
in early January, also on charges
of the sale of cocaine. His bond
was set at $25,000.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAL. ..
: Tuesday. February' 27th-
:;Phillip Richards. 29. W/M. ,of St.,
-Augustine. tvo counts of violation
of 15robation (re: grand theft and
Sbtirglary): and James Ceasar. Jr..
.30, B/M. of Wewahitchka. viola-
S tion of community control (re:
S burglary) and violation of proba-.
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S, ake Wimico Boat Tours
Just five miles west of
Apalachicola this beautiful site,
with its- large old moss covered
shade tiees and launch site that
allows access along the beautiful
Huckleberry Creek to the breath-
taking Lake Wirruco. These tours
-Awill thrill not only the early morn-
ing birders but also the late risers
that may catch a view of the
abundant wildlife with one of
these boat tours. The species of
birds on this trip are just .too
numerous to name and with this
viewing area accessible only by
boat these undisturbed birds will
Sbe easily seen. (Other events may
also be added to this site at a later
St. Vincent Island National
Wildlife Refuge Children's
S' Birding Spotting Tour
Young birders accompanied
by an adult will be given an edu-
cational- tour of the island after a
boat .'ide over from Indian.; ass.
They will have the use of binmocu-
lars and learn libw to use them to
spot and identify the birds they
will see in .this National Wildlife.
,Refuge. As the island is the home
of endangered red wolves. sambar:
deer and lots of bald eagles. it is
sure to .be a memorable ex-pen-
ence for both the children and'
Meico Beach may also be-
doing some special events during
the festival and as the.plans are
rot completed. they will %be.
announced at a later date with
Apalachicola National Esturine
Preserve Bay Tour
The staff who will show you
brown pelicans, terns, gulls.. van-
ous waders and numerous shore-
birds will conduct a boat visit to
the sand island just south of the
bridge on fAmous Apalachicola
Bay. They will be happy to answer
your birding and bay questions
and then invite you to visit the
Reserve Museum. There you can
see the pnrimitive Indian artifacts.
shell exhibits, Florida black bear
display. peer through micro-
iscopes. or visit the aquarium. visit
the new songbird observatory or
take the path to view the beautiful
'point with the spotting scopes.
Even if you don t have your sea
legs don't miss visiting the center
during you stay. the friendly staff
is always happy to greet you!
St. George Island State Park
; Ranger Walk and lk d k Tour
This beautiful Barrier Island
State Park is worth a visit anytime
* of the year but when the park
rangers lead these two hour
morning tours to see both shore-
S line and upland islands inhabi-
tants and migrating visitors and
'the native fauna it will be a spe-,
Seminars, workshops and
writers book signing will also be
a large part of this first annual
Florida nature photographer
and writer Jeff Ripple will' be
Doing an evening slide show.of his
beautiful works -that not only
please the eye but educate as well .
1 i You will find. an almost living,
; breathing, and life like quality to.
his work that will haunt you with
their memory. If you fall in love
with his work, as many have, you
'Iwill want to attend his all day
tion (re: grand theft, Bay C
Saturday,. March 3r
Tucker, 40, W/M, of Blount
retail theft and felon in p
sion. of a, firearm; and Ch
Woods, 34/ W/F, of Altha
Sundy, March 4th
Book, 19, W/M, of Wewah
failure to appear (re: driving
license suspended or revoke
RETAIL THEFT AT Ro
On Saturday, March
approximately 5:39 p.m.,
Tucker, 40, of Blountstowv
Christine H. Woods. 34. o
were placed under arrest.
Russell Burch answered
from Roy's Hardware,
Tackle on Reid. Avenue.
During an investigate
the officer the stolen iten
located and Tucker and
were placed under arrest fl
theft. Burch also charged
with being a convicted I
possession of a firearm.
Both Tucker and Woo
taken into custody with
dent and transported to t
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photo field trip for an insight on
how he does what he does. After-
meeting Jeff if you would like to
have a piece of his photography
art in your life, he'll have some
available for sale.
Local photographer Clarence
Monette will be conducting a
"Nature Photography Contest".
The details are not yet available.
Amencan Specialist will be doing
workshops on how to convert your
backyard into a native plant area
that will provide food. nesting
areas and refuge for birds and
other wildlife. Susan is responsi-
ble for the St. Joe Wildlife
Sanctuary Educational Trail
Project and she will invite you to
visit the site, to see her ideas in
the works. If developing your gar-
den to attract birds is what you,
want to do. Susan is your guide
and this should be an informauve
and educational workshop!
The Astronomical Society
from .Panama City .Junior
,Museum is now( considering doing
a "Beach StarWalk" for children
during the festival, and it is fully
expected to be added to the
Betsy Knight/Florida Black
Bear Specialist Seminar
Betsy Knight. Director of the
Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary will
share her knowledge and enter-
taining stories on the Florida
Black Bear. These gentle crea-
tures are often misunderstood
and can make good neighbors if:
you are also one to them. Go let
Betsy tell you how you can help
this bear survive and also how
sometimes you can unknowingly
cause them harm!
Songbird Seminar With Chris
Chris Beatty. Director of the
Florida Wild Mammal Association,
will give an informative and edu-
cational talk on all the visiting
songbirds you wonder about at
your feeders. Let her tell you not
only how to identify them but also
how to protect them. while you
enjoy viewing them!
The Bay Reptile and Amphibian
A workshop by these local
amateur herpetologists will fasci-
nate the young and old with their
knowledge and exhibits of their
favonte local wildlife. You should
come away from this with a new
understanding of these often-
Writers Gil Nelson. Bill Tant
and Wanda McGee are just a few
of the writers that will be selling
their works and doing book sign-
ings. They'll tell you about their
works in the up coming issues.
and tour details are not vet final-
ized. Some well-known wildlife.
speakers and invited guests -
should also be attending. and will
be announced as soon as possi-
Brochures- and registration
forms are being prepared at this
time and will be available soon.If
you would like to receive a mail
out regarding the festival please
return the following to:
The St. Joe Wildlife
Sanctuary, 2098 Hwy. 71, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
If you have any further ques-
tions please call 850-229-WING
county County Jail.
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tstown, On Tuesday, March 6th,
posses- around 11:38 p.m., after a traffic
pristine stop for a burned out headlight,
i, retail Officer Ross Yowell discovered
that driver Diane Kay Wood~warc,
h-Carl 40, did not have a valid driver's
.itchka, license and she was arrested.
g while Also, the passenger Joseph R.
ied). Subel, 38, knew she did not have
a license and had allowed her to
S drive anyway. He was arrested for
tI allowing an unauthorized person
or to drive the vehicle. Both were
transported to the Gulf County
3rd, at FOUND PROPERTY
Rex A. A bag containing some hunt-
vn, and ing gear was found in the area of
f Altha, Fourth. Street and Baltzell
Officer Avenue. A pair of eye glasses,
a call found in the empty lot on Reid
Bait & Avenue near Bill's Dollar Store,
were turned in January 31st.'
tion by If you have lost such an item,
ns were please contact Sergeant Carr at
Woods 227-1414 to identify your proper-
or retail ,v.
elon in VFW toHold Meeting
ds were The VFW Post # 10069 will be
ut inci- hosting the St. Joe Ministerial
he Gullf meeting with a country breakfast
on Tuesday, March 13 at 9:00
a.m. County and city officials will
;A be present. The Post is located at
1774 Trout Avenue. Highland
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.,plex message that "education is
the key to our nation's continued
success," dedicates her to the phi-
losophy of teaching the "whole"
child. In doing so she feels she
must, "relate the subject matter
to their lives, listen to their fears,
encourage their dreams, help
them discover creative means to
overcome their limitations, and
get involved. This is the joy of
After graduating from Troy
S State University in 1971 with a
Bachelor of Science degree in ele-
mentary education, Esther
Taunton began .her teaching
career in Franklin County. But for
the last 20 years, Taunton has
beeh .at Wewahitchka Elementary
School "looking for better and
more exciting ways to .teach stu-
When one looks at Taunton's
leadership, activities, words such
as mentor, trainer, and 'helper
seem to be woven into all that she
does. She feels that when teach-
ers work together as a team, then
the goal of teaching children can
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within the scope of the law." he,
According to information
from the extended investigation of
the incident, evidence indicates
that Stellato was probably inten-
tionally trying to provoke the
On January 9th and 10th, the
suspect committed armed rob-
bery of the Herb Shop in Panama
'City, brandishing an unknown
type handgun and stole $1,000 In
cash and a cash register from
Chef Imondi's Bakery, also in
Panama City. On the morning of
'the 12th. he took $4,000 cash
from the safe at Chef Paul's
Restaurant in Panama City and
attempted to enter his brother's
residence without permission. He'
also attempted to purchase a-
firearm at WalMart (in Panama
City) prompting notification of his
At noon. he talked with his
brother who informed Stellato the
police were looking for him. At
7:30 that evening, he called his
brother's wife and told her he
loved her and the kids and was
sorry for the way things worked
out. He made a very similar call to
his brother who told police he felt
like Steven Stellato was getting
ready to kill himself nght then.
Approximately one hour later,
he ran a vehicle off of Highway 71
just north of White City and took
the victim's cell phone and left the
scene after a brief conflict. The
young lady returned to White City
and had a friend call 9-1- I identi-
fying the car and partial tag num-
GCSO officers immediately
began looking for Stellato's vehi-
cle traveling north on Highway 71
toward Wewahitchka. It was spot-
ted by Investigator Jimmy
Williams and Deputy Chris
Buchanan near the lowf
Deputy James Jensen ai..
Sergeant Bert Lanier were called
from home by dispatch and
deployed two sets of spike strips.
Stellato saw officers deploying the
strips and was able to maneuver
around them. He picked up speed
as he travelled through
Wewahitchka and ran into the
Corner Stone Concrete. Inc.'s
building. never applying brakes or
slowing down prior to impact.
Deputy Buchanan requested
.. an ambulance at the scene at that
point. The suspect had also called
9-1-1 during this time and left the
phone line open during the inci-
dent and the events were record-
ed on the 9-1-1 tape. He never
talked to the dispatcher directly
S While Stellato's vehicle was in
the building he got out, but was
leaning into the front driver's,
side. Officers Williatis and
Buchanan shouted for the sus-
pect to get down, but Stellato
shouted, "I'll shoot you man!"
Officers continued to tell him to
get down. ,
S The suspect then turned and
pointed his arm as if he. had a
Weapon .Investigator Williams
continued to shout at Stellato just
Prior to the officers responding
with their firearms.
After the incident, Sheriff
McKeithen requested the State's
Attorney and Florida Department
of Law Enforcement. Cnme Lab to
carry out the investigation. Three
small notes were found in
Stellato's leff rear pocket.; One
seemed to be the start of a note .
". To Whom It ." To others
identified two suspects with
phone numbers and type of drugs
(rock and powder) with an addi-
tional notation stating. "Go get
them. they're low life scum."
Investigators are following up
on those leads.
Since Taunton feels that
"learning is continuous and con-
tagious," she sets about doing
what she feels all successful
teachers should do, which is, to
"provide an appropriate learning
environment and adapt learning
Taunton is,driven by "inspir-.
ing students to be the best they
can be and giving, them the edu-
cation that all children deserve"
so that society reaps the divi-
dends of the citizens of tomorrow.
Troy State University had no'
way of knowing that Pamf
Watford, a 1986 graduate, did
not choose teaching, but rather
was chosen to teach by the "call-
ing" of the profession.
When she came to Port St.
Joe Middle School in 1998, she
began teaching math lessons
using the benefits of positive rein-
forcement and self-esteem build-
ing. These motivational skills
have resulted in a steady climb in.
the eighth grade FCAT math,
scores with a new goal of 335 for
the 2001 FCAT testing, both set
and posted in brilliant color
throughout the halls of ,the,
Watford defines teaching as
"much more than just knowing
your subject matter." One must
be "able to communicate that
knowledge with your students. ...
. discipline, motivate and build
character." She feels that "certifi-
cation should be withheld until
mastery in these areas has been
In 1967 when Barbaria
Whitfield stepped out of Florida
State University with a Bachelor
of Science degree in elementary
education and into a second
grade classroom at Port St. Joe
Elementary School, little did
she realize that at the end of 33
years there would only be one
year which she did not teach sec-
Whitfield perceives her role of
teacher as an awesome responsi-
bility and has been adept at con-
tinuously "'rolling with the tide'
due to the constant changes in
education." Her career has been
one of commitment to stretching
and reaching professionally to
continually improve herself as an
educator so that she is "acting
responsibly to advance the profes-
sion of teaching."
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Whitfield is driven by the phi-
losophy that "every, child can
learn," and sees that her class-
room reflects this philosophy by
using a variety of instructional
strategies, classroom manage-
ment techniques, and parental
involvement. She is also commit-,
ted to doing her part to emphasize
reading, stating, "I want every.
child I come in contact with to
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meeting including a proposed,
ordinance to ban smoking from
city parks. as requested by local
S.W.A.T. (Students Working
Against Tobacco) team members.
*Discussed the First Street'
water/sewer project.. Kennedy.
noted a problem with using DCA.
grant funds beyond the Port City
Shopping Center complex to con-
struct water and sewer. He said
other grant finds could hopefully
be reallocated for that portion ol
the project without impacting the
*Named Bob Phillips to serve
on the variance committee.
Meeting March 14th
The Gulf County Transpor-
tation Disadvantaged Coordinat-
ing board announces a meeting to
which all persons are invited. The
agenda will include the previously
announced public hearing.
Community Transportation Co-
ordinator's (CTC) Quarterly Oper-
ational and Financial Report,
Commission for the Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged Report. and
the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council Quarterly Report.
The meeting will be held on
Wednesday, March 14th, at 2:00
p.m., ET, at the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Center. located at
120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe,.
For more information, or if
you require special accommoda-
tions at the meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment,
contact Vanita Anderson at the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council at (850) 674-4571.
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The Butcher Shoppe. located at 212 Williams Avenue in Port St. Joe, held its official grand opening,
last Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Family members, friends, and members of the Chamber
of Commerce were on hand to extend congratulations and well wishes for a prosperous venture. Owners
Derrell Chitty, left, and Mike White are shown cutting the ribbon. The Butcher Shoppe, as its name:
implies, offers custom cut meats, special orders, and produce.
FHP License & Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from March 9th through
15th on SR-71 near CR-275, SR-
22 near the Bay County line. and
SR-71 near Trailer City. ,
.. Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
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The Mexico Beach Depart -
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Post 343 and 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 10th, at a-
wrestling event in Wewahitchka.
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 effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Flonda
ensuring the protection of all
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.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE,.FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2001 PAGE 9A
New Cobia (Ling) Rules
Go Into Effect March 22
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
reminds anglers that new rules
will take effect on March ,22 for
cobia fishermen.- These rules are
intended to reduce mortality of
cobia in state waters beginning
this spring fishing season.
The new rules designate cobia
as a "restricted species," which
means that persons: who wish to
sell cobiaa' or exceed the recre-
ational bag limit must possess a
Saltwater Products License and a
Restricted Species Endorsement.
For recreational fishermen,
the new bag and possession limits
will be one cobia daily per person
in state waters from any dock,
pier. bridge, beach. or other fish-"
J,( Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
Reg. Stated Commnunicauon
\,: Ist & 3rd Thursday of each
Smo.. 8:00 p.m .Masoric Hall.
214 Reid Ave Emory Bailey. W M
Bill Jordon, Sec.
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405
ing site adjacent to such waters.
Harvest and possession of cobia
by recreational fishermen aboard
vessels is limited to one fish per
person or six fish per vessel,
whichever is less.
Commercial fishermen may
harvest up to two cobia per day,
from state waters, and may pos-
sess no more than two cobia while
fishing in state waters or on any
dock, pier, bridge, beach, or other
fishing' site adjacent to such
waters. Possession of cobia by
commercial fishermen aboard.
vessel Is limited to two fish per
person or six fish per vessel,
whichever is less.
On any single trip aboard a
vessel, the simultaneous posses-
sion of recreational and commer-
Shrimp Dinner to
Benefit MB Fireworks,
On Monday, March 12,
Special Events for Mexico Beach,
Inc. will hold the second in a
series of fund-raisers for the city's,
July 4th Fireworks..
The fund-raiser, a shrimp din-
ner. is hosted by 'Half Shells
Seafood Market and Steam Bar of
Mexico Beach. Tickets are cur-
rently on sale at various locations,
as well as the Mexico Beach
Visitor Information Center. The
meal will include steamed shrimp.
. potatoes, corn, slaw. and a bever-
The fund-raiser begins at 5:00
p.m., CT, and concludes at 8:00
p.m., CT. The cost is S7 per plate
and may be purchased at. the
door. All proceeds go to Mexico
Beach's July 4th Firework
Extravaganza, known through
Northwest Florida as the "Best on
For tickets and additional
information, please call 648-
8196. Thank you in advance for
your appetite and support.
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 \ith periodontal (gum) disease are
seven times more likely to deliver premature, low-birthweight
I babies than women who don't have the disease.
Heart Disease Cardioiascular disease
attects 57 milhon people in the U.S. and .,
kills almost a million people each year. Recent studies have '
shon that a parent \ith periodontal IgumI disease is mice
as likely to develop heart disease as one without t the condition.
S .--.....---. Oral Cancer Oral cancer is more
Common than leukemia, skin melanoma; Hodgkin's dis-
ease; and cancers of the brain, liser, bone, thyroid gland,
I I stomach, ovaries, and cervi\; and is typically caused by
long-term use of tobacco products and .
alcohol One of the most important parts "piiii
of a regular oral health esam is a thorough oral cancer screen-
Diabetes Periodontal disease is one of the major complica-
tions of diabetes. In fact, appro\lmately 95 percent of
Amencans ,ho suffer from diabetes also have periodontal dis- Ij
SPRINGTLI.E is a great opporturmr to commit to
improving .our overall health, and an excellent time to %isit vour dentist and
h, genist .. Call 22--1123 today for a thoroiquh mouth examination.
Frank D. May, D.M.D.
f 319 Wilhams Avenue
Anealia Bush, ILD.H. Port St. Joe, FL Linda Wright, R.D.H.
cial bag limits aboard the vessel is
The 33-inch minimum size
limit for cobia remains in effect,'
as does. the requirement that all,
cobia be landed in a whole condi-
The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office is conducting vehicle safety
and driver's license checks: in Gullf
County, during the month of
Safety checks will be held at
vanous times during the next four
weeks at the following locations:
* Highway 98 in St. Joe Beach;
* Highway 98 east of Port St. Joe;
* Highway 71 and Doc Whitfield
* Highway 71 and County Road
*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-
Paving The Way...
Paving crews for C. W. Roberts Construction are busy laying the final course of asphalt on Doc
Whitfield Road. Work should have been completed on the roadway Wednesday of this week barring
any unforeseen complications. This is part of the Gulf County Commission's current road paving
The Navy is offering a new
round of signing bonuses worth
up to 820,000 and educational
incentives worth up to $50,000,'
available to recruits who sign up
on or after February 1 and leave.
for recruit training by Mar 31. The
bonus is an increase over previ--
ous cash amounts. It is also now
available to a larger number of
occupational job specialties with
bonus Increases between $1,000
Those who qualify can receive
S3,000 to $14,000 in. signing
bonuses, paid upon successful
completion of required training.
To be eligible for the bonus, appli-
cants must qualify for the job and
have a high school diploma or
-- Money for College
All sailors with high school
diplomas or GEDs (earned by the
end of their first enlistment) qual-
ify for the Montgomery G.I. Bill
(MGIB). High school diploma
graduates who earn, a qualifying
score on the Armed Services
Vocational Aptitude :Battery
(ASVAB) could more than double
the MGIB benefit by choosing an
eligible rating and the Navy
College Fund (NCF) Option'.
Qualified applicants choosing an
enlistment term of four years or
more can receive 830,000:
$40,000; or S50.000, in conjunc-
tion with the MGIB. towards their
future education. Some skills also
offer a combination of signing
bonus and NCF.
For those who have already
started college and are looking to
pay back federally funded student
loans, qualified applicants enter-
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ing eligible skill areas can receive
up to 810,000 to pay back the
pnncipal on loans.
Additional Bonus for
The Navy values educated.
motivated young people and is
offering additional cash enlist-
ment bonuses for college credit.
When combined with the new
bonuses, total cash incentives can
reach up to S20.000. Specific
amounts offered to eligible appli-
cants for education credits are as
Associate's degree. 84.000:
Bachelor's degree. 88.000: one
year/1000 hours vocational tech-
nical education. 82.000: two
years/2000 hours of vocational
technical education, 84.0.0,: 2?4d
47 semester hours (or equivalent)
of college, S2.000: 48 to 71 semes- -
ter hours (or equivalent) of college.
S3.000: 72 to 95 semester hours
(or equivalent) of education,
85.000: and 96+ semester hours
(or equivalent) of college. 86,000.
For more information about
Navy Opportunities, contact a
Navy Recruiter at 1-888-255-1
6289 or via e-mail at
Free Reading &,
: The First Pentecostal Holiness
Church of Port St. Joe, located at'
2001 Garrison Avenue iri Port St.
Joe is starting a reading tutoring.
and music program for children
These programs %will be free of
charge to anyone wishmg to par-
ticipate. With parental permission
the church van will pick children
up at school and then take them
Initially, they will be providing
guitar lessons, but hope to.
expand to voice and piano. Space
is limited, so lessons will be on a.
first come first served basis.
Anyone interested in either of
these programs may call 229-
6622 for more information.
Gaddis' Public Service Recognized
Former mayor of Mexico Beach, Garry Gaddis (center), was
honored with a surprise cook-out last month. John Mclnnis (left)
and Councilman David Miller (right) are shown presenting
Gaddis with a plaque thanking him for his years of public
service. The former mayor served nine years on the council.
Gaddis was praised for his tireless work during Hurricane Opal
and his insight into the future growth of Mexico Beach.
Gulf Pines Hosts First Annual Open House,
Gull" Pines Hospital will hold
its first Open House on.I arch 10
from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Representa-
tives from Marquis Home Health.
American Red Cross, American
Cancer Society, Alliance Imaging.
and Gulf Pines Medical Clinic will
be present in aiding the public"
with current healthcare issues.
Various free screenings will be
available to the public, as well as'
a tour of the M.R.I. machine locat-
ed at Gulf Pines Hospital.
Auditions at GCCC
The Visual and Performing
Arts Division of Gulf Coast
Community College will be con-
ducting theatre -scholarship audi-
tions for the 2001-2002 school
year on Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30
p.m.. in the Amelia Center
Area high school seniors, high
school graduates and. Gulf Coast
Community College students are
invited to audition. Individuals
,auditioning for the acting track
are required to present two con-
trasting monologues. Students
auditioning for the musical the-
atre track will be asked to present
one monologue and one song and
'to. bring taped accompaniment.
Total auditioning time should not
exceed three minutes.
A portfolio and/or resume is
required for those auditioning for
the technical theatre track.
All students interested in
auditioning are encouraged to
make an appointment to visit the
theatre and speak with faculty
prior to auditions. For additional
information, please call 872-
* :The American Red Cross will
conduct-a blood drive during this
time. Donors are encouraged to
make an appointment by calling
227-1121 extension 102: however
. walk-ins are welcome. Refresh-
ments and door prizes will be
'given away. ,All area residents are
encouraged to attend.
The' Hospice of Northwest
Florida will hold a training class
for those interested in becoming
Hospice, volunteers. The course
will include specialized training in
non-clinical services to assist pri-
mary caregivers with care and..
support of patients and their fam-
ilies, as well as a wide range of
administrative support 'services.
'The' training course will enable
volunteers to' examine their :per-
sonal feelings about how to care
for- those with life limiting ill-
nesses and how to enhance their
effectiveness as members of the
In addition. volunteers will
receive continuing education
through their commitment to
Hospice. Individuals interested in
any -volunteer area of Hospice are
encouraged to attend. The train-
ing will take place at Panama City
First Church of the Nazarene,
located at 3610 West 17th Street
in Panama City. Training dates
and times are March 27 through
29th from 9:00 a.m.: until 3:30
Volunteers that would like to
help with patients and families or
help with bereavement are -
required to complete all sessions.
Make' up classes are available if a
volunteer is not able to attend all
For more information and to
sign 'up, please contact Janie
Turner at (850) 785-3040.
NOTICE OP PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka Board of Commissioners will hold a PUBLIC
HEARING AND FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE on Monday, March
12, 2001 to consider adoption of an ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE RETIREMENT PLAN
AND TRUST FOR THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA; PROVID-
ING FOR CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS.
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the Office of the City
Clerk during regular business hours; 71:00 AM 4:00 PM, Mon.-Fri. All
.interested parties may appear at the meeting to be heard with respect to
this proposed Ordinance.
City Clerk itc. March 8. 20o01.
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Students and faculty can give a
sigh of relief now that FCAT testing is
finally over. From giving and taking
tests, to having the schedule all turned
around, it's been a grueling
week for both students and
teachers. Thank goodness
tion, Monday, March 12th.
HSCT Math, Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 14th
Spring Break, March
19th through 23th.
GCCC placement test,
Day, March 29th from 9:30 a.m until
Community Report Card pick-up,
April 2nd, more info 'later.
Registration deadline for May 5th
SAT and PSJH, March 29th.
Pack y6ur bags and get ready for
Lakeland! The Tiger Sharks defeated
Cottondale in the Regional Finals 56-36
Saturday night. They will play
Thursday at 11:30 and Saturday if they
win. The game will be broadcast on
Oyster Radio 106.5. Congratulations
guys Great Jobt
The Lady Sharks
sollball team started off
their season with a bang.
The Lady Sharks defeat-
ed Greensboro and
Cottondale last week.
They play Carrabelle at
home Thursday at 7:30.
Saturday they head to
Altha to play in the
annual spring softball
tournament. Good luck
The boys' baseball
team plays Friday
against Wewa at home.
JV plays at 5:00 and varsi-.
ty at 7:00. Saturday they travel to
Panama City to play in the Bay Spring
Sports Weekend Tournament. .Good
Congratulations to Mrs. Diane
McKeithen for being selected as PSJH
Teacher of the Year! Way to go Mrs.
Faith Christian School
Friday, March 9, is field day
at Faith Christian School. All the
classes from the five-year kinder-
garten students through grade
eight participate in a whirl' of
activities. There will be good-
natured competition in soccer,
kick-ball, relays, and many games
with balloons including a water
balloon toss. It will be an exciting
Make sure that your children
dress appropriately. Even though
the forecast is for cool weather,
they will get hot and dirty. All stu-
dents will be allowed to wear
shorts;d however, they must be
If you would like to come and
cheer on your favorite team or be
a parent volunteer, we would love
to have you. Please note the
school will be dismissed early at
12:00 noon for grades K-5
through eight. The extended
school day program will not be
affected, so these students will be
released at their usual times. If it
rains we will have regular classes
and will follow the half-day sched-
Following field day, Friday
afternoon, the staff and parent
volunteers will be busy setting up
and getting ready for Faith
Christian School's yard sale start-
ing at 8:00 a.m:, Saturday, M' arch
10, and ending at noon. If yoU-can
help or have items to bring, please
bring them by the school or let us
know if you would like to have up
pick them up.
Thursday, March 8, is our
spring picture day. It is open to all
students, but we especially want
our new students and those need-
ing retakes for our yearbook to be
ready to face the cameras.
The end of our third nine-
week grading period is March 4.
Report Cards will not go out until
Thursday, March 29, because we
will be enjoying our annual spring
break March 19-23.
'On Friday, January 26, Gulf
Correctional Institution (GCI)
Annex and four Gulf County stu-
dents visited four district cam-
puses for the purpose of donating
new Gateway Astro computers to
The computers were obtained
through an on-line auction spon-
sored by the Frito-Lay snack food
company. Selected Frito-Lay
products have ePloid points print,-
ed on the back. These points can
be clipped, saved and used to bid
in timed auctions held on the
GCI encouraged inmates to
save the points which were then
given to four selected students:
Jeffrey Simpson of Port St. Joe
Elementary School, Shannon
Gulf County students and GCI saved ePloids and won bids for
computers for Accelerated Reading Program.
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SSchool Neivs .*0.
By: Kinmbed&y .AkrC'
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It's Wednesday again and
time for PSJMS News. It is March
and there are just two or so short
months left of school. It will fly by
before you even know it.
Good news: FCAT Reading
and math is finally over. Yea!!! For
the eighth grade, it was four days
of reading, writing, calculating,
writing, reading. .But we got
through it!!! Hopefully, we all
passed. No, I know we all
passed!!! It was stretched out for
days so a student would not have
to take so many tests in one day
as last year.
.:,Happy belated birthday to
MTP-Godwin. Her birthday was
on the 21st. There were ,a lot of'
February birthdays among the
faculty. I wonder how many
March birthdays there will be.
The sixth grade will be
attending a stage version of "The
Wizard of Oz" on Friday. They will
be traveling to Panama City where
Bay High's. Performing Arts
Academy is staging their version
of this classic. Our sixth graders
will enjoy a picnic at "Under the.
Oaks Park" following the perfor-
mance. Have a great time, sixth
Don't miss reading about two
of our middle school; boys who
have won honors recently. There
are separate articles in this :edi-
tion of The Star about Zack Norris
and Arsenio Sanders. Congratu-
lations to both of these students.
Spring Break is just around
the corner. School will be dis-
missed at 11:50 on Friday, March
16. School will resume on March
26. Think warm and sunny.
SThe third. nine-weeks grading
period ends on Thursday, March
15. Keep up those grades. Kelly
Geoghagan, PSJMS seventh grad-
er, will be representing Gulf
County, in the Regional Spelling
Bee&in' anama City on Saturday
March: 10. Good Luck Kelly! W\erY
all pulling for you to bring home
the top prize.
Now it's time,to say good-bye
to all of you this week. The
answer to last week's riddle is
"One coin was a quarter, the other
wasn't. The other was a nickel
and not a quarter. 30 cents." This
week's riddle is-if 2 is company
and 3 is a crowd, what are 4 and
5?" This one is too easy. I want to
see you all back next week. See
you real soon.
Sanders Wins Scholarship
Arsenio, Sanders, a sixth
grader at Port St. Joe Middle
School was recently chosen as a
recipient of the Florida Prepaid
College Foundation Scholarship.
This award represents both a
great honor and opportunity to
the student chosen. The scholar-
ship is a 2+2 plan which includes
120 credit hours at a community
college and two years at a state
university. The scholarship will..
also cover) local fees required by
all state colleges and universities;
a local fee plan covers student
services/activities, health and
Arsenio, in order to be nomi-
nated, had to agree to pursue a'
degree in education or an educa-
tion-related field. In addition,
Arsenio must maintain a cumula-
tive 2.0 grade point average
throughout middle and high
school and certify that he has
remained drug and crime free
prior to entering college.
The sixth grade teacher team
at Port St. Joe Middle School
nominated Arsenio for this honor.
The nominating school commits
to providing a scholarship win-,
From the Principal
ning student with mentoring,
tutoring, and other support ser-
vices through his middle school
years. In addition, the middle
school pledges that information
concerning the student and the
program will be transferred to key
persons in the receiving high
Arsenio resides with his
grandmother, Mary Sims of Port
Zach Norris has been chosen
as Gulfs Middle School Dreamer
and Doer. The Dreamers and
Doers Award recognizes students
that personify the four C's:
courage, confidence, constancy,
Zach was nominated by his
seventh grade teacher team and
was then chosen as the school
winner. A panel of-school leaders
from outside the county chose
Zach as the county winner.
In nominating Zach for this
honor, his teacher wrote that he
demonstrates curiosity in the
classroom daily, and that courage
can best be seen in Zach's willing-
ness to take the time to make sure
other students are treated fairly.
They added that constancy is evi-
dent in Zach's grades, character,
classwork, and extra-curricular
acts, and that he confidently
accepts challenges given by teach-
ers throughout the day. He will
never fail to speak up when his
beliefs or principles are chal-
Zach is a senator in Beta
Club, a member of Fellowship of
Christian Students, and is
involved in the Youth Council at
his church. He plays football, bas-
ketball, baseball, and his coaches
comment on how .he always
exhibits good morals, enthusi-
asm,i good sportsmanship. Zach
has been chosen Student of the
Week, and has received the Good
Citizenship award each year since
he began school.
Zach is the son of Steve and
Becky Norris of Port St. Joe. In
April, Zach, along with Gulfs ele-
mentary and high school winners
will represent Gulf County at a
Disney World ceremony honoring
Dreamers and Doers across the
GULF COUNTY'S\ AT\
The NJROTC unit went to
Tallahassee Friday, February 23.
The original plan 'was to attend
the field meet at Florida A & M
University but there was a misun-
derstanding. That didn't stop the
cadets from going.
The cadet corps visited the
new and old Capitol building, and
attended the field meet to watch
the other schools compete. They
also shopped at the malls. They
returned to Port St. Joe on
Sunday, February 25.
The NJROTC unit is busy
preparing for the Annual Inspec-
tion that is held every year. It will
be held March 27 or 28. The
cadets are busy cleaning and get-
ting everything ready for this
Until next time, Semper Fil
Cadet L.T.J.G Stephanie
Blackmon, Public Information
Basketball season is now offi-
cially over at WHS this season.
The last couple of weeks were very
special. We thank Coach Long
and his team for' a joyous and
exciting ride. In each setting we
went to, people applauded our tal-
ent, success, and our character.
Congratulations, Gators, for mak-
ing an impact! A 19-win season is
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 sell-
ing raffle tickets for a weekend get
away at Panama City Beach.
Tickets are $2 each.
The boys' baseball team is
getting a lot of games under its
belt, averaging three games a
week. This past week 'the team
went one and two. With our win-
ter sports' participants now join-
ing the team, we are looking for
our 4-4 record to be on the
Barnes of Wewahitchka High
School, Jennifer, Craig and Amy'
Nehrings of Port St. Joe Middle
School. These students then mon-
itored the auctions for several'
days and strategically bid the
points to obtain the computers.
The computer will become a
part of our Accelerated Reader
(AR) program. With AR, students
make their own choice of books
from thousands of outstandifig
-titles on the list. Students then
read the books at their own pace
and take a computerized, multiple
choice test. The donated comput-
er will certainly be put -to good
The inmates collected over
10,400 points. One of the inmates .
who assisted in the point collec-
tion stated that he and some of
the other inmates felt that they
were doing something positive by
helping to secure the computers
for local youth. It gave them a
sense of accomplishment.,
This act of generosity and
support for our schools was par-
ticularly heart-warming because
it represented the concerted
efforts of students, inmates and
GCI personnel. WES would like to
express their appreciation for the
gift and the community support
- that it represents. We would par-
ticularly like to thank Mr. Clark
Joyner, Capt. Brenda Davila and
Officer Angela Patton from GCI
who took the initiative to orches-
trate and carry out the project.
o- PORT ST. JOE
iZ ^MENTA RY SCHOOL
Congratulations to third
grader Alexa Avellar. A poem that
Alexa submitted to the Anthology
of Poetiy. Inc. has been accepted
for publication in the 2001 edition
of the "Anthology of Poetry by
Young Americans." We are proud
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
Our 5th grade ,D.A.R.E.
Graduation will be held on Friday.
card, and proof of physical (with-
in the last year).
Port St. Joe Elementary
School would like to thank the fol-
The girls' softball team
opened its season with a rout of
Bay High School. They then lost
iin 10 innings to Rutherford 2-1.
The track team has begun its
competition. Featured this year
are some home meets. The first-
ever home. meet is scheduled for
Tuesday the 13th of March. Plan
to join this historic events By the
way, Chester Udell took a first in
the mile at last week's 'meet at
Chiles High School.
The weight lifting team, under
the direction of Coach Flowers,
has several 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.
FCAT testing is now in full
swing. All grades, ,except for
seniors, are participating in this
state-mandated program. Eighth
and 10th graders get the privilege
of hearing our school's grade from
their scores. For this responsibili-
ty, they are being treated to
breakfast each morning, of the
test. We thank our community
clergy for their assistance in this
special test preparation that has
how become a tradition. Reverend
Harry Johnson, Reverend Jerry
Huft, Reverend Gus Howerton,
and staff from The Chapel are as
good in front of the stove as they
are from behind the pulpit The
last day of official testing is March
Eighth graders with perfect
test attendance will go to see "The
Wizard of Oz" in Panama City on
Thursday of this week, 10th
graders will go on Friday.
April 6 at 9:30 in the auditorium.
Parents are invited to attend.
Kindergarten registration, wll
be held ,frifWednesdavy, April 2,
from 8:3(ato 1:00 p.m. If your
child plans to attend kindergarten
next year, please bring the follow-
ing to registration.
Your child, copy of birth cer-
tificate, social security number,
proof of immunization on blue
lowing people for participating in
the FCAT Pep Rally on Tuesday,
Doug Birmingham, Clerk of
the Court; Kesley Colbert,
Property Appraiser; Mark Cutler,
D.A.R.E. Officer; Linda Griffin,
Supervisor of Elections; Shirley
Jenkins, Tax Collector; Jerry
Kelley, Supt. of Schools; Jay
Leffert, Police Chief; Frank
McKeithen, Sheriff; Charlotte
Pierce, School Board; Billy Quinn,
School Board,and Fred Witten,
Your willingness to help was
greatly appreciated and the stu-
dents loved it! Port St. Joe
Elementary School extends our
most sincere appreciation!
The Renaissance Fair, an
integrated curriculum activity,
will be held on Friday, March
16th. The community is invited to
attend. It will be held form 9:30
*until noon. Please remember that
the 16th is a half-day of school as
well. The sixth grade will be join-
ing us at 10:30 a.m.
We are finally getting around
to some well-earied recognition
for our fall athletes. The football
players and cheerleaders will be
having a banquet this Saturdayi
Awards will be presented at 5:00
and a dinner will follow at 6:00.
Next Monday the volleyball teams
will be having their banquet- at
The end of the current grad-
ing period is next Thursday the,
15th of March. The next and last
grading period begins on March
16 and will be a half day of school.
Students will be released at
12:00. That also begins our
spring vacation. We will be back
in school on March 26.
Norris Chosen as Middle
School Dreamer and Doer
by Dr. Bill Truby ', '
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 9 THURSDAY, MdARCH 8, 2001
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2001 PAGE 11A
Travis Jenkins and Kedrick Larry
Lead Santa Fe Saints To State Tourney
Seated from left are Cindy, Bonnie, and Jim Belin, flanked by Coach Chuck Gannon.
Bonnie Belin Signs to Play Softball
at Troy State University Lady Troj ans
Bonnie Belin, a senior at Port
St,, Joe-. High. School, .signed a
national letter of intent to play
softball with: the Troy State Uhi-
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signed during the early signing
penod In October. held a, press
conference Tuesday afternoon at
the high school:
"I've always wanted to play for,
a Division I school," said Bonnie
Belin. 'Troy State has a good ath-
letic program, and I will get a good
During her career at Port St.:
Joe, Bonnie has compiled some
impressive numbers. She has a
.422 batting average over three
seasons, while only striking out
nine times in 270 at bats. She's
had 29 doubles. 10 triples, seven
home runs. and drove in 91 runs.
On. the mound, Belin lias a
win/loss record of 49-15.
"We are very proud of Bon-
nie," said Poft St. Joe head coach
and father Jim Belin. "She has
worked very hard,at athletics, and
in her academics. It's good to see,
someone who has worked as hard
as she has get 'a chance to
advance to the next level and play.
We've spoken with about 20 peo-.
ple, and -everything We've heard
about Troy State has been posi-
In her three years with the
varsity squad, Bonnie has" helped
lead the Lady Sharks to a 58-26
record. Port St. Joe reached the
"Final-Four" in 1998, where they
-lost to Kings Academy out of Palm
BIch in the semi-finals n 1999,
,,. Lady Sharks lost to" Freeport
in the regional semi-finals, and
then lost to Maclay in the regional
quarter-finals last season. Port
St. Joe is off to a 2-1 start this
"I've known Bonnie since she
was a freshman, and she has
always been a hard worker and
played hard on the field," said
athletic director Chuck Gannon.
"She's the type of player you love
to coach, not only is 'she a good
athlete, but also is a great leader.
Troy State is getting a great iildi-
Most .high school students
leaving home to attend their first
year of college are expected to
need time to adjust. But if you are
a,top notch, high school basket-
ball player and you are headed to
Gainesville, Florida to play for
-Monte Towe at Santa Fe Commu-
nity College- you had better
expect to play.
...Former .Port. St. Joe High
school standouts Travis Jenkins
and Kedrick Larry have started
every- ame- for the Saints. except
for the fIur games Jenkins missed-
due to a broken hand.; ,
"We recruited these young
men to play at Santa Fe because
they are outstanding individuals
who also have outstanding bas-
ketball skills." head coach Monte
Towe said. They have lived up to
and many times surpassed our,
S Larr' was named to the Mid-
SFlorida Con ference AL I Freshman
and All-Conference teams and'
Jenkins has exhibited a talent
that, with his size; as a point
guard, could lead him to a big
"Kedrick has showed that he"
is an impact player:" Towe said.
"He is a Divisifon I talent with a
,great future ahead of him. Travis
has had an excellent season, par-
, ticularly from our conference sea-
sonr on. He gets better every game
and is a big reason we were able
to win our second consecutive
MFC Tournament Champi-
Success on the basketball
court isn't new to Jenkins or
Larry. Jenkins averaged 13
.points, four rebounds 'and five
assists as a senior for last year's
Tiger Sharks. Larry, meanwhile,
led Port St. Joe in scoring, (15.3),
and rebounds, (7.7) to go with 2.2
assists per game.
At SFCC, Jenkins is averaging
10.6 points per game and 3.7
assists. Larry, meanwhile, has
adjusted just fine thank you to
the inside game at the college level
where he is averaging 5.3
rebounds and. 11.8 points.
"The point guard is the leader
of the team and Coach Towe has
helped me adjust to playing point
guard at this level," Jenkins said.
"There are better, bigger and
faster players 'at this level, but
Coach Eppinette pretty much
treated our high school team-llkh
h'chbllege program anyway."".
The Saints (25-7) qualified for
the Florida Community College
Activities Association State Tour-
nament being held in Marianna.
this week by winning their second
consecutive MFC Tournament
Championship last week.
'That's why I came here," said,
Larry. "It's a winning program and
I expected to make the state tour-
nament because'of the great play-
Together, Jenkins and Larry
accounted for 26 points, six
rebounds, eight assists and four
steals in the 73-61 championship
win over Central Florida Commu-
nity College. But the biggest lies
ahead. SFCC will face Indian
River CC in the opening game of
the state, tournament held at
Chipola Junior College in Marian-
na at 2:00 ET on Thursday,'
Jenkins scored 18 points and
Larry scored eight -points and
pulled down five rebounds in the
Saints' 86-73 win over the Pio-
neers earlier this season.
But as Towe well knows, the
stakes are higher when you're still
playing in March.
"This team has experienced
success in tournaments through-
out the season," Towe said. "I fully
expect us to go up there and play
with a lot of confidence and
aggressiveness and give ourselves
a chance to win each and every
game we play in Marianna."
If the Saints win Thursday,
they will advance to face the win-
ner of the Hillsborough
CC/Okaloosa Walton CC game at
4:00 ET on Friday. The champi-
onship game is at 8:30 ET on Sat-
The eight teams in the
FCCAA/NJCAA Region VIII Tour-
nament are; Hillsborough CC,
Qkaloosa Walton CC, Indian River
CC, Santa Fe CC, Tallahassee CC,
Palm Beach CC, Daytona Beach
CC and Pasco-Hernando CC.
.. .. .. ...........
Lady Sharks Split
PORT ST. JOE 8, COTTON
The Port St. Joe Lad
pounded out 13 hits in
day's 8-3., win over Co
The Lady Sharks, which
to -nq the season. jur
to a 5-0 lead scoring on
the top of the first, two in
and three in the fourth in
Alisha Barber (2-0)
complete game seven-I
pick up the win on the i
the Lady Sharks. She st
three batters, while allow
earned runs and three w-
Bonnie Belin and
Sherrill'each went three ft
lead Port St. Joe offensive
had two doubles and t
while Sherrill had a doubi
Barber was two for four
RBI, Shanna Wester had
and an RBI, and Evet
Angela McDowell and
NDALE 3 Collier each had a single and an
IST RBI. Anna Tankersley also added
y Sharks a single for the Lady Sharks.
n Thurs- "We are working together, we
ttondale. are hustling, and our bats were
improved very hot," said head coach Jim
piped out Belin. "I'm very pleased for this
ie run in time of the year."
the third PSJ 1 0 2 3 00 2-813 2
innings. CHS 000 0201 0-37 5
tossed a PORT ST. JOE 18, APALACH 10
hitter to TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH
iound for The Lady Sharks suffered
ruck-out their first loss of the season as
ing three Apalachicola took advantage of 11
alks. Port St. Joe errors in their 18-10
Jessica victory Tuesday night. After the
or four to Lady Sharks pulled within one, 6-
ely. Belin 5, in the third, Apalachicola
two RBI, answered with five runs in the
le. Alisha fourth and six in the fifth to put
with an the game out of reach.
a double "We've got to be able to catch
te Gant, the ball," said head coach Jim
Shanna Belin. "We're young, we will get
Above, Evette Gant beats
out a single.
Pictured right, Alisha
Barber led the Lady Sharks on
the mound and at the plate
pitching four and two-thirds
inning while going three for five
at the plate.
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better. Offensively, we are playing
well, but defensively, well that's
Swhy we practice!"
Anna Tankersley led the Lady
Sharks at the plate, going four for
five with a double. Alisha Barber
was three for five with a double,
two triples and three RBI; Kristin
Abrams went three for five with
three singles; Evette Gant was two
for five with an RBI; and Bonnie
Belin had a triple and an RBI.
Alisha Barber'(2-1) allowed 17
runs, only three of them were
earned, to pick up the loss on the
mound for Port St. Joe (2-1,1-1).
Barber gave up nine hits and six
walks, while collecting four strike
outs in her four and two-thirds
innings. Bonnie Belin gave up one
run on one hit, one walk, and
struck out one batter in her two
and one-third innings of relief.
The Lady Sharks will host
Carrabelle Thursday, travel to
Altha Saturday for the Altha Tour-
nament, and then will host Jeffer-
son County on Monday.
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PORT ST. JOE 56, COTTONDALE 36
SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
successfully completed one phase
of their mission Saturday night,:
reaching the "Final-Four" for the.
eighth consecutive season, with a
56-36 victory over Cottondale.
The Tiger Sharks (27-6) will",.
face Palm Beach Benjamin (26-1),
a 51-45 victor over Indian Rocks
Christian, in the Class 2A Semi-
Finals Thursday morning at 11:30
ET in the Lakeland Center. The:
winner will advance to Saturday's
Championship Game at noon to.
face the winner of the Hialeahb
Champagnat Catholic (33-
1)/Jacksonville Airlington Country
Day winner. Their game will be
played prior to the Port St. Joe
game on Thursday morning at
After the Tiger Sharks raced
out to a 7-0 lead early in the first
quarter, the Hornets quickly
rebounded with two big three
pointers and took a 14-12 by the
end of the quarter. The Tiger
Sharks survived the low scoring
second quarter as Kyron Bailey
scored all five of his team's points.
Bailey had nine points in the half,
Lady Gators Improve
to 3-1 on the Season
WEWAHITCHKA 1, RUTHERFORD 2'
FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators opened the 2001 season
with two blowout victories over
Bay High, before suffering a 2-1
loss to Rutherford Friday night in
10 innings. The Lady Gators led,
1-0 going into the bottom of the
seventh inning, when the Lady
Rams sent one runner across the-
plate to send the game into extra;
innings. Rutherford added the'
winning run in the tenth inning. ,
Judith Husband (2-1) tossed
a complete game four-hitter, but
took the loss on the mound for
Wewahitchka (2-1). She gave 'up
6ne earned run; one walk and
struck out two batters.
Britney Grice led the Lady
Gators at the plate, going two for.
four with one RBI. Kristin Jones.
Kim McMillan, Kayla Rich and
Christy Ward each added a single.
"As a coach, it was not the
kind of game that you want to'
lose," said head coach Charles
Fortner. "Defensively. we played
well except for one inning. Offen-
sively, we didn't hit the ball very
well, and left too many runners on
base. We have a lot of work to do!"
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The Lady Gators improved to
3-1 overall on the season with
Tuesday night's 7-0 victory over
Judith Husband (3-1) had
another solid outing for
Wewahitchka, tossing a complete
game one-hit shut-out. She
struck out five Lady Pirate batters
during the win..
Lindsay Miller was two for
three with an RBI, while Judith
Husband and Kim McMillan each
went two for four with an RBI to
lead the Lady Gators offensively.
Kayla Rich had a single and -an
RBI; while Brandi Sasser added, a
single, and Brandi Little had a
"Judith pitched a good game
and got some good support from
the defense," said Coach Fortner.
Wewahitchka travels to
Greensboro Thursday, then host
Apalachicola on Friday and Liber-
ty County on Tuesday.
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FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND
The Wewahitchka Gators had,
a rough outing defensively, as
they gave up six unearned rups
on eight errors in their 7-1 loss to
Liberty County Fnday night.
Terrence Addison (1-1) threw
a good game. allowing one earned
run on four hits and two walks,
but took the loss on the mound
for Wewahitchka (4-4). Addison
collected nine strike outs in his
six innings.. Bradley Shavers
walked one and struck out one in
his one-third inning of relief,
while Jonathan Thomas struck
out two batters in his two-thirds
of an inning.
Wesley Colvin drove in the
Gators' run on a double in the
bottom of the seventh inning.
It was a defensive wreck,"
said head coach. Thornton Davis.
"We had no idea.how to catch a
ball, and when we did, we were'
too surprised to make a good
th row. Terrence threw a gem, and
deserved a better fate."
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MONDAY, MARCH 5TH
The Gators' dropped to 4-5
overall on the season with Mon-
day night's 7-1 loss to Rutherford.
Wewahitchka jumped out to a 1-0
lead, sconng their only run of the
game off Blake Rish's solo home
run in the top of the first inning.
However, the Rams bounced back
with three runs in the bottom half
of the first and four in the second
to take a 7-1 lead.
I I "We continue to struggle with
the mental lapses, picked off run-
ners, two out errors, unearned
runs and not executing offensive-
ly," said Coach Davis 'We are
running out of excuses. It's time
to play ball or find another hobby
for some of our guys."
Jonathan Thomas (1-1) gave
up seven runs, four of them
earned, on seven hits and one
walk to record the loss for the
Gators. He struck out one batter
in his three and two-thirds
innings on the mound. Bradley,
Shavers allowed one hit in his
one-third of an inning of relief,
while Brandon Jones pitched two
shut-out innings in relief. Jones
struck-out three batters, and gave
up two hits and two walks.
Blake Rish led the Gators at
the plate, going one for three with
a solo homer, while Justin Barnes
.added a single for Wewahitchka.
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as Port St. Joe trailed 20-17 going
Cottondale extended its lead
to 24-17 with two quick baskets
to start the second half. However,
the Tiger Sharks silenced the
home crowd when Isaiah Jenkins
scored eight points in a 10-0 run
that gave Port St. Joe a 27-24
lead. The Tiger Sharks took a 33-
31 lead by the end of the quarter,
and never looked back.
Port St. Joe outscored the
Hornets 23-5 in the final period to
seal the victory. The Tiger Sharks
scored the final 12 points of the
Isaiah Jenkins. led the Tiger
Sharks with a game high 17
points, 15 of them in the second
half. Kyron Bailey kept Port St.
'Joe alive in the first half of play
scoring nine of his 15 points.;,
Seneca Chambers came on strong
in the fourth quarter, scoring.
eight of his 11 points.
Score by Quarters -
Sharks 12 5 16 23 -.56
Hornets 14 6 11 5 36-
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Jenkins 1.7, Seneca Chambers; 11,
Dustin Crews 2, Tremaine Lewis
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would provide the Republic of
:Korea War Service Medal
WIG Meeting Scheduled
The Washington Improvement
SGroup board of directors and
: membership meeting has been
scheduled for March 12, at 6:00
Buy Direct from
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Upgrade Tour Existing
Panels to Accordions
(ROKWSM) to eligible U.S. veter-
ans of that conflict, or to their
surviving next of kin. The medal
will be provided at no cost to vet-
erans. The U.S. Air Force has
been designated the lead agency
,to receive and distribute the
"On the occasion of the 50th
Anniversary of the Korean War,"
Cho wrote, "the ROK government
decided tb issue the ROKWSM to
pay tribute to the Korean War vet-
erans for their historic endeavors
to preserve freedom of the ROK
and the free world." The two gov-
ernments will conduct fiftieth
anniversary ceremonies through-
out 2000-2003 and medals may
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FL Building Codes
be applied for at any time during
this period. The war began on
June 24, 1950 when North
Korean forces invaded ROK terri-
tory. The armistice on July 27,
1953 ended the fighting, although
a formal peace treaty has never
Boyd L. Smith, of Wewa-
hitchka, is shown above with
his Korean War Service Medal.
He served in Korea from July
1950 until May, 1951 and
retired from the U. S. Army
after more than 22 years of
Others interested in
obtaining the medal may con-
tact Bo Williams, Gulf County
Veterans' Service Officer, at
The medal was originally
offered by the ROK in 1951 to
United Nations forces serving in
Korea and adjacent waters. At the
time U.S. law prohibited the U.S.
nulitary from wearing medals
issued by foreign governments.
Congress changed that in 1954,
but by then most U.S. service.
members eligible for the medal
had returned home.
In 1998 the government of the
Republic of Korea renewed its
original offer of the ROKWSM to
U.S. military personnel. On
August 29, 1999, the Defense
Department approved the accep-
tance and wear of the medal.
Approximately 1.8 million U.S.
veterans of. the Korean War are
eligible to receive it. Next of kin to
eligible deceased veterans can
also apply for the medal.
Those interested in obtaining
the medal should' contact Bo
Williams at the Gulf County
Veterans' Office at 229-6125.
United Way Fund Will Assist with
Transportation of Dialysis Patients
The Gulf County Funds Dis-
tribution Committee of the United
Way of Northwest Florida, Inc.
met Tuesday to discuss which
agencies would be funded with
the donations made dunng the,
current United Way. campaigns.
At this time these funds and
pledges for, Gulf County are
Free Kids Fishing Events
Slated at Blountstown
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
and the University of Florida s
(U.F.) Sam Mitchell Aquaculture
Demonstration Farm in Blounts-
town are working together April 7
to accommodate 300 youngsters
for "Kids Fishing Days."
FWC fisheries biologist Bill
Pouder said kids 15 years of age
and younger can participate but
they must be pre-registered by a,
parent or guardian calling the
Commission's Panama City office
on Saturday, March 17 from 8:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Monday
March 19 until all spaces are
filled. He said a total of 150 kids
will be allowed to fish in the
morning from 8:00 until 10:00
a.m. and another 150 In the after-
noon from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m.
Catfish and hybrid striped
bass have been stocked in the
ponds and each child will be
allowed to take home five fish, of
which no more than two can be
hybrid striped bass. Families
should bring along coolers with
ice to preserve their catch.
M IN TE70 1000 FREE,
(NiGHTS AND WEEKENDS)
'The kids will need a rod-
and-reel or a fishing pole and
Whatever kind of bait they want to
use.' Pouder said. Recommended
baits are frozen shnmp. chicken
livers and live worms.
He said a parent or guardian
must be present at all. times arid
they can be responsible .for no
more than two kids. As a safety
precaution. he said no one will be
allowed to fish with multiple
hooks, such as treble hooks.
The U.F. Sam Mitchell
Aquaculture Farm is located eight
rmirules north of Blountstown on
State Road 69. The FWC's
Panama City office number for
registration is (850) 265-3676.
Council To Meet
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
Thursday. March 15. at 4:00
p.m., ET, at the Gulf County
Library. located on Highway 71
North in Port St. Joe. Membership
is open to the public. Anyone is
welcome, and encouraged to
attend. For further details and
information, please contact Don
Washabaugh at (850) 227-7340.
Pnor to the Juvenile Justice
Council meeting, the Calhoun/
Gulf Domestic Violence Council
meets at 3:00 p.m.. one half hour
-.earlier than in the past. The-pub--
lic Ls also encouraged to attend.
The committee agreed the
needs in Gulf County are many.
but the most urgent appears to be
transportation for the dialysis
patients who must go outside the
county for treatment. So the
largest portion of the funds were
allocated to the Gulf County ARC
and Transportation Agency.
Chairperson for the committee.
Pauline Pendarnis. submitted the
final figures to the Executive
Board of the United Way of North-
west Flonda for approval. Other
committee members present were
John Reeves, Reverend Bill Tay-
lor, Sharon Tillis. and Chnstine
Williams. Joyce Walters and Ed
Richards attended representing
the United Way.
United Way of Northwest
Florida's volunteers and staff
members hold three annual cam-
paigns, namely the Community
Campaign, the Florida State
Employee's' Charitable Cam-
paign, and the Combined Federal
SCampaign. Special emphasis is
focused on payroll deduction
. donations. Donors are offered the
opportunity to contribute to the
area's human and health service
These funds are collected by
United Way of Northwest Florida,
and distributed in one of two
ways: The first way is through
donor designations. The donor
may designate the specific agency
his or her money will fund. Those
funds are sent directly to the
agency from United Way in the
form of monthly payments.
The second way is through
grant process. Money undesignat-
. ed by donors is combined in a
community fund. Grant requests
are turned in by the United Way
affiliated agencies. After the pro-
posals are turned in, the local
committees convene to evaluate
the requests and to select which
agencies will be funded. After
Board approval, the ghant funds
- are-also forwarded to-the"agencies
in the form of monthly payments.
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Florida Panhandle Folklife Days to Attract Thousands of Students
For more information, call the j&J4/2~~ r~~ 4-A
Secretary of State Katherine
Harris has announced that 2001
Panhandle Folklife Days will take
place Thursday through Satur-
day, April 5 through 7, at the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in
Blountstown. "This event provides
a wonderful time for children to
learn about the history and tradi-
tional culture of rural northwest-
ern Florida," Secretary Harris
The event is coordinated by
the Florida Folklife Program and
is expected to attract thousands
of school students from the north-
western region of the state. It will
feature demonstrations and activ-
ities that reflect the traditional
work and leisure pastimes of
Florida's Panhandle folk culture.
Students will observe demon-
strations of boat building, bee-
keeping, quilting, blacksmithing,
and other activities associated
with the region's traditional cul-
ture. Events on Saturday will con-
clude with an afternoon concert
featuring performances of old-
time, country, and sacred musical
Admission is $3 per person,
From left are Bunnie Gainnie (Supply Manager), Ann Ballard, Betty Bradley, and Jean
McMillian (Service Center Supervisor).
25, 35 Years of Service Rewarded
Ann Ballard was recently presented with a 25 year service award by GT Com. Ann chose for her.
service award a woman's Bulova quartz watch with a charm emblazoned with the GT Corn logo. She.
began work with GT Corn in 1975 as an operator and presently works in the Operations
Department as a supply clerk.
Betty Bradley was recently presented with a 35 year service award by GT Com. Betty received
a- 10K gold pin emblazoned' with the GT Corn logo, and she chose an Oneida Georgian scroll silver-
plated five-piece coffee and tea set as her service award. Betty began work with GT Corn in 1965
as an operator and presently works in the Operations Department as a clerk.
and the event is open to the gen-
eral public as well as to students.
For more information, call the
Bureau of Historic Preservation at
(850) 487-2333 or (800) 847-
Wildlife Horses & Burros Rescued
from Out West; Up for Adoption
This past summer, severe
drought conditions and wildfires
throughout the western United
State destroyed' thousands of
acres of habitat for America's wild
horses and burros, and the
Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) conducted emergency gath-
ers to save as many of these ani-
mals as possible. As a result there
are thousands of horses that are
now in need of homes and many
of them will be in Quincy on
March 24 and 25, for adoption at
FAMUs' Research and Extension
Center. Most of the horses will be
coming from Utah and Nevada.
And there will be some rare and
unique horses from two Utah
herds (the Sulfur herd and the
,To qualify to adopt a wild
mustang or burro, individuals
must be at least 18 years old, a
resident of the United States, and
have no convictions for inhumane
treatment of animals. Adopters
also must have adequate facilities,
the financial means to care for the
animalss. Qualified adopters can
adopt up to four animals.
Mustangs make excellent riding
stock, and properly trained some
adopted mustangs have become
national champions in dressage,
snaffle. bit competitions, trail,
endurance, and jumping. The ani-
mals available for adoption have
been wormed and vaccinated and
are in good health.
The process is called an adop-
tion because BLM retains title to
the animal for one year after the
adoption. During the year, a BLM
or -designated representative will
visit each adopter to ensure the
animal is being cared for and has
a good home. During this time,
adopters cannot sell their adopted
animal. After the first year,
adopters may apply for title. BLM
will pass title of the animal if all
have been met. The animal
becomes the private property of
the adopter only after BLM trans-
fers title, which completes the
adoption process. More than
175,000 animals have been
placed in private homes, since the.
Adopt-A-Horse or, Burro. Program.
began in 1973.
The Bureau of Land
Management (BLM) is hosting a.
wild horse adoption from 8:00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday,
March 24 and from 8:00 a.m..
until 12:00 noon on Sunday,
March 25. About 100 wild horses ,
and 25 burros will be made avail-
able for adoption to, individuals
who, agree to give them good
homes. The animals will be
adopted utilizing the competitive
bid process. Minimum bids %ill be
$125 per animal and adrmssion to
the event is free. The animals can
be viewed on Fnday before the *
adoption. There will be some rare
and unique horses from Utah
herds, plus you can expect some.
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should try to be approved prior to.
the adoption. Payment can be
made by cash, check, money
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Faith Christian DAR Winners
Pictured above are Faith Christian School students who
placed in the school's Saint Joseph Chaper of the Daughters of
the American Revolution annual essay contest. They were to
write American History Month essays on the topic of "If the
United States Capitol Walls Could Talk," discussing two major
events that occurred in the Capitol building from 1800 to 1900
which strongly influenced the country. '
From left are: (front) fifth graders Trevor Burch (first). Elijah
Quaranta (second), and Alyssa Pettie (third), and sixth grader
Ronnie Brown (third): and (back) eighth graders Ra vyn
Jefferson (second) and Jeffrey Pitts (first).
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL *.THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2001
Willie Ethel English
Willie Ethel English
(Grandma Peak), age 91, of Port
St. Joe, went to be with the Lord
on March '4 at Gulf Coast
Hospital. She was born on June
17, 1909 in Holmes County and
attended the Church of God in
She is survived by two' sons,
Earl Peak and wife Melba, Jerry
Peak and wife, Carolyn; one
daughter, Carolyn Williams and
husband Tommy all of Port St.
Joe; 32 grandchildren and
numerous great-grandchildren as
well as great great-grandchildren.
Grandma Peak was preceded
in death by three sons, .Roy, Jake
and Paul; four stepsons, Oneal,
Noah, J.R. and Hosea and one
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, March 7, at 11:00
a.m., ET. at the. Highland View
Church of God with Reverend Tim
Bailey .and Reverend Dave
Fernandez officiating. Interment
followed in Holly .Hill Cemetery.
Grandma Peak's grar.dsons
served as pallbearers.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Southerland
E Family Funeral Home in Port St.
Jimmie McCorvey, ,62, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Friday, March 2, at the home of
his son. A lifelong resident of Gulfl
Cbunty. he served in the Air Force
and subsequently the National
Guard. He worked as a mainte-
nance engineer and foreman for
Blue Bird B:uI Co. Mr. McCorvey
loved his' family and was active
and involved' in the raising of his
children and grandchildren.
Sznday Euening Sernice
SurviVors include his 'chil-
dren, Mark McCorvey of
Wewahitchka, Sheryl McCorvey of
Wewahitchka, Jay McCorvey of
Wewahitchka, Danny McCorvey of
Chipley. Christy McCorvey of
Jacksonville, and Michael
McCorvey of Wewahitchka; his
father, Marshall McCorvey; 10
grandchildren; one sister, Linda
Daniels of Wewahitchka; and one
half-brother, Jimmie Lee Rogers of
Graveside funeral services
were held at 2:00 p.m., CT, on-
Monday, March 5, at Roberts
Cemetery, conducted by Reverend
Danny McCorvey. Interment fol-
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Lbuella Moates, 69, of
. Wewahitchka passed avway
Tuesday. February 27, at Bay
-Medical Center. She spent most of
her life in Flonda and had been a
resident of Gulf County for the
past 20 years. She attended the
Glad Tidings Assembly of God
She is survived by her chil-
dren. Mary Lawrence and hus-
band Kenneth. Ann Allen arnd,
husband Wayne. Raymond
Thames anid wife Patricia of
Chattaboochee. Frank Moates of
Wewahitchka. Donny Moates and
wife Amy of Lakeland. Jimmy
Moates and wife Shirley of
Wewahitchka: 15 grandchildren:
eight great grandchildren: three
sisters. Claudia Shirah of
Chancellor. Alabama.: Sudie
Keiser of Coffee Spnngs, Alabama.
and Christine Noms of Geneva.
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Graveside funeral services
were held Thursday, March 1, at
1:00 p.m., CT at Roberts
Cemetery in Wewahitchka, with
Reverend Neal Miller officiating.
All services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Florene R. Pitts
Florene Rebecca Pitts, age 79,
of the Abe Springs Community in
Blountstown, died Saturday,
March 3, at the Calhoun Liberty
Hospital in Blountstown. Mrs.
Pitts was a native and life long
resident of Calhoun County and
was a homemaker. She was a
member of the Abe Springs
Baptist Church. .
Mrs. Pitts was preceded, in,'
death by her husband, Jimmy J.
Pitts; a daughter, OthedaPitts
Dickinson; and a brother, Carlos
She is survived by one son
and .daughter-in-law, .Allen and
Betty Pitts of the Abe Spring
Community; one daughter, Inell
Stutzran of Port St. Joe; five
grandchildren; nine great grand-
childreniand' one great-great-,
Funeral services were held'
Tuesday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m.,
CT, from the Abe Spnngs Baptist
Church with Reverend David
Fernandez officiating. Interment
followed in the Abe Springs
All arrangements were under
the direction of Peavy Funeral
Home in Blountstown.
John Lanier will -be perform-
ing at the First Pentecostal
Holiness Church, located at 2001
Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe,
on Friday, March 16th at 7:00
- p.m. Admission is free and a love
offering will be taken.
John Lanier was born and
reared in Atlanta. He first
accepted Jesus at the age of five.
Throughout his teen years and
young adulthood he was involved
in .the music program of the
church he attended.
John's burning desire was to
travel full time singing gospel
music. In August. 1989';he began
traveling and singing full time
Spring Revival To Be Slated
At Mexico Beach UMC
The Mexico Beach United
Methodist Church will be hosting
a spring revival March 11th and.
On Sunday morning at' 9:00'
and 11:15 a.m. the district super-
intendent Dr. John Wesley Spivey
will be the speaker.
On Sunday night at 6:00.
Reverend Lee Andrews from
Traveres City. Michigan will be
Monday night at 6:00 p.m. Dr.
Doug Newton. pastor of First
Methodist of Panama City will be
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Louise Dodson Musselwhite,
'83, passed away Monday. March
S5, at her hore in Hellin, Alabama.
She was a native of Bainbridge.
* Ge6rgia, and a resident of
Cleburne County for 36 years and.
of Port St. Joe for many years. She
was a member of Pine Grove.
Baptist Church'. Mrs. Musselwhite
was preceded in death by hei hus-
band Calvin E. Musselwhite.
She is survived by one daugh-,
ter, Elaine Laird of Birmingham,.
.Alabama; 'one son, David-
Musselwhite of Carrollton,
Georgia; one brother Hubert
Dodson of Bainbridge, Georgia;
one sister, Betty Stafford of
Milton; four grandchildren. Scott
Laird, Elizabeth Lanier. Cindy,
Muse, and Craig Musselwhite;
and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, March 6, at' 7:00 p.m. at
Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Graveside service will be held on
Thursday, March 8, at 3:00 p.m.,
ET. at Rose Lawn Memorial
Garden in Bainbridge. Georgia.
in lieu of flowers the family
requests contributions be made to
Pine Grove Baptist Church
Building or Cemetery Fund 321
County Road 62, Heflin. Alabama
36264. or to Hospice.
All services .were under the
direction of Ivey Funeral Home in
at i, e arvest
New Harvest Fellowship.
located at 1336 Highway 22 in
Wewahitchka. will be hosting its
monthly gospel sing on Sunday.
March 11, at 6:00 p.m., CT.
.- The featured guest this month
. is Tony McGill along with local tal-
ent. McGill will also be minister-
ing in song during the morning
worship services at 10:30 a.m.,
The public is invited to go out
and join them in a time of worship
The family of William A.
Lucas, Sr. wishes to thank all our
friends and former neighbor's of
Port St. Joe and -icinity for their
concerns and prayers dunng the
times of his hospitalization and
passing from us..
Jewell Lucas and Family
For All You.
Printing Needs .
(&850) 227-1278 -
Highland View Baptist Church
"A Fellowship of God's Children Sharing Jesus, JESUS CARES, We Care."
382 Ling Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.1306
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.forministry.com/32456hvbc
"If you need a ride to church call the church office and we'll picb you up."
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting .... 7 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Youth/Children Activities ........ 7 p.m.
Discipleship Training ............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Choir Practice 8p.m.
Sunday Evening Service .......... 7 p.m. PASTOR REV. .I,'-HNNIE RAY BAILEY
A"A\ PoWtI of \icto-av
^"*-lFirst C\ltcl, ofthe Nazarene.
4 20Lo,, .A-.~,ae L Pot St 1 TVe. FLo,.J-rT 32456
Sunday School ...................... 10 a.m. C'l.e in'to tipe Lor'd the glory
Sunday Morning Worship ............. 11 a.m. ue l-hs ,icmne. worship the
Sunday Evening Worship ............... 6 p.m. Lord ,,i tlhe beauty O. holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalsn 29:2
The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Reverend Kevin Carter, Pastor
Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor 8& Minister of Music
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Btble.Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
There will be special music
each service from the local choir
lead by the Dr. John Anderson.
For. more information you may
call pastor Ted Lovelace at 648-
Giant Yard Sale
Faith Christian will be hold-
ing a giant yard sale on Saturday.
March 10th. from 8:00 a.m. until
noon to benefit Faith Christian
School. located at 801 20th Street
in Port St. Joe.
Anyone wishing to make con--
tnbutions may do so and if trans-
portation is need for large items,
please call the Faith Christian
School office at 229-6707.
They have a great selection of
children's clothing. toys. and baby
stuff. Go look them over.
with Naorri and ;the Segos, then
he did a duet tour with his sister.
Angela Stewart. After that John,.
spent two years as the original
tenor for Tony Gore and Majesty. ,
Now he is traveling and minister.-,.
ing as a solo artist.'. -,
Everyone is welcome to attend. -
Celebrating 75 Years '
The St. Joseph Cathollc<;
Church in Port St. 'Joe %1ill be'
holding its 75th anniversary mass.f
to the area on March 25th. Priests>
and administrators who served;
this pansh in the past are being-'
invited back to help celebrate thi$-"
great event. A mass will be held .at
4:00 p.m., ET, in the correntl
church located at. the corner oTh,
Monument Avenue and' 20th.
Street. I' I
A reception will follow., mmel'
diately after the ,mass in the
church hall. Heavy hors d' oeus*
vres will be served along' .witfh
refreshments. There are plains bo$
show pictures, slides. anddisplytv
memorabilia from past church,
events. .' ,
Father Tom -Guido 'and the
parish invite the enti-e Port St:,
Joe community to, attend. This
will be a chance .to \hsit with
catholic pnests, adrrunistrators,
and old fnends who lived and
served here oyer the last 75 year; s
The St. Joe Sound musq-.
group, and other entertainment is.
being arranged..for the public to
enjoy. You won't want to miss this.
opportunity to see what can be
done by working together., .,
"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
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
- UL y 508 Sixteenth Street e 227-1756
, ,'" \\ *IT Sixteenth Street /
Sunday Worship .... ... 10 a.m. /
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. 1
Adult School ...... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School -
*Young Children 0 )
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costn Sr Blvd.
First Baptist Church
4J 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery Buddy Caswell
: 1 1 Pastor Minister ol Mu'ic & Youth
Sunday School .' . 9:45iam
Worship Service ....... . 11:00 am:.
Disciple Training .... '. .. .. ... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship . . .. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .- ...... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 2
Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITI BIBL[ CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 2296707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor,
Sunday School ... ... .. 10:00 a.m.
SundayiMVorning Service ..... 11:00 a.m.
'' ., '- : i .
Sunday Evening Service,:.. .,.6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer' Meeting & Bible,.Study ,. 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH Ch-RISTIAN SCHOOL
Constiutioalnana 6inI umen't
Port St. !Ibe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ..... ......9:45 am.
Morning Worship ... .. 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Fellowship .. ...... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .. ..... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Youth & Children's Director
e Baptist (Chi
BUTTH05E WHO HOPE IN THEtORWILL,.
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTM. THEY WILL5OAR ON"'
WING LIKE EAGLE 15AIAM 40:51
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With ,Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building .
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell'
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagl$.6#rg
Family Life Church
"Touching' Lives with the Love of Jesus"
anrd join us in worship ... .
10:30 Sunday Morning olo..ioa E 4 ,1 p..r..... V:,r,
7:00 Wednesday Evening H.,
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family ife Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
\ isit our website at: familylifechurch.net ,..-. ,
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFC (5433)
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 ColumbLus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:u0 PM ET
Sunday School 9 45 am Wednesda, Night at 6 00 p m Youth
Group Meeung, Bible Study & Prayer Mecung, Choir Pracuce ".00 pm
"0 tryite and it ral.tr rhe, Lord is tio d i' e(sed i t he ii an that rm reri'. i n Him.
Pleh'as acCeprt tins nnrian on o.oIi us in. U 1 wrl'rhip God ble Y'ou'
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8-"25
For inforr.riton concerning our bus mnimntr, plcae call 647-5026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St: Joe
Pastor. Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
S nda School -.. '. .'.. 9.45 a.m ."
Suni'; v MNornimW \\'i:ship II 00 a m
Discover God's Love!
Discover God's Love!r
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2001
Women Take Charge of Their Health
Governor's Health Conference Empowers Women to Learn About Themselves
Health Risks After Menopause
Women over 50 must take
charge of their health care and
demand the health screenings
and preventive treatment they
need to protect themselves from
life-threatening illnesses such as
heart disease, osteoporosis,
breast cancer and depression if
they want to enjoy good health in
their later years. That's the mes-
sage delivered today by Gov. Jeb
Bush and prominent 'women's
health advocates at the First
Annual Governor's Conference on
Postmenopausal Women's Health.
Healthy and Strong:
50 & Beyond.
"Many women simply don't
know the increased risks estrogen
loss poses to their health," said
Paula Massey, chairwoman of
WomanWise Alliance, a sponsor of
the event. "Unless they learn what
their risks are and take the neces-
sary steps to prevent, or treat
these diseases early, their future
quality of life could be severely
Women' live more than half.
their lives after menopause. But
as women age, they are -more vul-
nerable to disease due to the loss
of estrogen, the main effect of
According to Dr.' Sally G.
Osborne, a St. Petersburg gyne-
cologist and spokesperson for the
alliance, osteoporosis is the most
common disease of women past
Approximately 2.1 million cit-
izens in Florida suffer from osteo-
porosis or low bone -mass; 80
percent are women. Yet most
women admit they have never dis-
cussed the topic with their doc-
"In the six years after
menopause women can lose 20
percent of their'spinal bone mass
and one in two will break bones
due to the disease,' said Dr.
Osborne. "That's why it is critical
that women talk to their doctors
about their individual risk,
request bone density scans and.
discuss protective therapies or
new drug treatments that build
Medical care costs of osteo-
porosis average more than $1 bil-
lion annually in Flonda alone.
That number is projected to rise
tp $ .1. billion this decade. ,. ..
SLoss of estrogen also puts
women at increased risk for heart
disease. something many women.,
don t know. In fact. heart disease.
is the leading killer of women over
50 in Flonda and across the coun-
try. And cardiovascular diseases
kill more women than all forms of
Cancerr, chronic lung disease,
pneumonia. diabetes, accidents
and AIDS combined.
Experts have also discovered-
that heart attack symptoms in
women are often unique'and dif-
ferent than those of men. Because'
of that, more than 35 percent of.
heart attacks in women go unno-
ticed and untreated.
According to Dr.
Brooks. who heads the
Department of Health
Governor Bush and serves as a
member of the Women and Heart
Disease Task Force, more than
25,000 Florida women between 50
and 85 died of heart disease in
Prevention is the key to
reducing costs and improving the
quality of life for older women. Yet
lifesaving screenings, such as
cholesterol tests, bone-density
scans, and especially depression
screenings are not routinely
offered to postmenopausal
women. While health plans' offer
many of these screenings, there
are still barriers. Most screenings
(osteoporosis, cholesterol and
depression) and newer treatment
options are provided only if
requested by their healthcare
provider, and may' be end up
being more expensive.
And, if a healthcare provider
does not discuss screenings or
treatment options with the
patient, she may not even know to
ask about these critical services.
"We want women to know that
getting screenings and treatment
for these diseases is vital to her
current 'and long-term health.
Women need to be partners with
their healthcare provider and dis-
cuss a personal treatment plan
that is appropriate for her," said
And, due to the pressure
placed on physicians by managed
care providers to reduce' costs,
and limit time with a patient,
these tests are unlikely to be
ordered unless a health care
provider takes the time 'with the
patient to discuss her own health
risks and options.
Only mammograms to detect
breast cancer are part of routine
health checkups. These annual
screenings can reduce the num-
ber of breast cancer deaths by at
least 30 percent in women 50 and
older. Yet almost one million
women over the age of 40 in
Florida have never had a mammo-
Depression is another illness
that strikes women twice as often
as men. More than. 12 million
women suffer from major depres-
sion every year. One in three
never seek treatment and women
are misdiagnosed 30 to 50 per-
cent of time.
But while elderly women are
more prone to the depression
than elderly men, women often
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of the aging process. Women who
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should request a depression
screening from their physician.
"The bottom line is women
need to become informed advo-
cates for their own healthcare,"
said Massey. "They'do it for their
children and their spouses, now
they need to do it for themselves.
The day long conference was
spearheaded by the Executive
Office of the Governor and spon-
sored by the Florida Nurses,
Association and the WomanWise
Alliance. The WomanWise
Alliance, currently in its third
year, is a network of women's:
health and professional groups
dedicated to educating wometr
about their health after
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6260 Highway 98
St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
4100 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach: Excellent commercial location
ready for development, boat slips not included. Also excellent
location for townhomes next to marina!! MLS#5966, $340,000.
Contact Mariene Harris
BARRIER DUNE # 43: Great one bedroom jrit wilh nice
view End unil behind pool area Short walk to beach neov
a 'c. carpel & file Very nicely moanianed. Completely fur'
nished. $145,000. MLS#5983-Contact Jamie Crum.
PAYMENT CHART FOR 30 YEAR LOAN
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$ 90,000 = $598.77/mth
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1200 U.S. Highway 9
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Beautiful Sunsets! Irom large 2 ory custom built brick
home w',iih personally on I 5 loit across from dedicated
beach. 4 bedroom, 3.5 Bath. Approx. 3532 sq. ft. of liv-:
ing area. Metal roof, large deck, Florida room. Huge
attached back garage, could be incorporated for more-
living space. Carpet & tile throughout; Beautiful. Florida
Beach landscaping. Many unique amenities. Reduced
S589,000.00. MLS#8124. Contact Ellen Allemore
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8 REALTOR ASSOCIATES:
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) Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher
8 Paulette Cleare, Mike Harris
ST JOE BEACH
Margaret Presswood, Rusty Barfield
Ellen Allemore, Joan Smithwick
Jamie Crum, Marlene Harris
311 Robin Lane, Mexico Beach. Very rice 3 bedroom, 2
bath brick home in quiet -.eghborhood, nicely landscaped.
Beautiful hardwood' floors. Ceramic tile in bathrooms,
enclosed garage, thermdl 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.
BEACHFRONT PROPERTY, Two loi 90' beach frontage x
205 deep'. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY, ZONED TOURIST
COMMERCIAL. Permitted use: shops, restaurant, b&b inn.
Residential usage is perm;'sible for townhomes. Current
usage. Surfside Inn.'with 11 units. $1,244,595.00,
MLS#8096, Contact Joan Smithwick
New Listing: 2221 C 30 Build.rng is currents be.ng used
as a Real Estate office and Gift Shop. Can be used as com-
mercial' or residential. Beautiful location. $375,000.
MLS#6946. Contact John'Delorme .
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Back on the market- Clifton Place is a private subdivision locat-
ed in Cape San Bias with paved driveWay adult pool and kid-
die pool. Home features p'waie entr, Anderson -,ando-s 9'
ceilings, raise panel natural oak l.nih cabinets, a> well as on
ample appliance package. 5689,000, MLS#4893. Contact Jeff
or Margaret Fletcher.
New Listing: 1100 15th Street, Mexico Beach 4 bedroom
1 5 baoh ,pprox 2000 t1ar.y po~b'.ibles.i Car, be
home. office workshop, studio, or large storage area. Perfect
for handy man, hobbyist. dr large family, $130,000,
MLS#8561. Contact Margaret Presswood.
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INVESTMENT: Gul V-,e. towrhouse, ha 2 bedroom, 2 5
M bath 'ith appliances & tastefully furnished. $162,000,
MLS#4611. Contact 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..
Neel's Landing: Gulf Front, 3 bedroom,. 3 full bath home locat-
ed in Cape San Bias Includes many features. Approx. 1750 sq.
ft. $575,000, MLS#6366.
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Good Home Wanted
Penrose, along with others at
the Humane Society, is looking for
a good home.,
At present the humane soci-
ety has 18 puppies (brown fuzz
balls, red short hair, black short
hair) plus four small black and
white pups; two akita mixed
males; two lab/spaniel females,
humane society will pay for the
spaying of these two; three large
male labs, one small black chow
already neutered and free to a
good home, a small yellow chow;
an Australian Shepherd with blue
eyes; and seven cats.
For more information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
Business: Wonderful Opportunity to own a successful business
in beautiful Beacon Hill. Recently refurbished with new appli-
ances, $650,000, MLS#5002,. Contact Cathy Kitchens.
St Joe Beach: Highway 98, approximately 1.20'x344' lot.
$180,000, MLS#4080. Contact Joan Smithwick.
Palmettao/Chapel Lane Overstreet: 4.60 acres located on
the deep part of Wetappo Creek. $79,900, MLS#6625.
Contact Marlene Harris.
Gulf View: Residential lot located at 7758 hwy 98 in St.
Joe Beach. GREAT BUY! $135,000, MLS#6654. Contact
7660 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Loca.,or.i Locaor.' 2 bed'
room, 2 bath brick home on 2 lots across from dedicated
beach. Large garage with workshop in back. Great Florida
room 'to enjoy the fantastic sunsets. Call for appointment.
Lots of palm trees. Lot 100'x140'. REDUCED TO $295,000.
MLS# 8125. Contact Ellen Allemore
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. 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
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
San Bias Plantation: Beautiful Gulf View lot located on Sea
Pine Drive in Cape San Bias. $64,900, MLS#6451. Contact
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 Cathy Kitchens.
Overstreet: Very nice cleared acreage located between 539
& 538 Borders Road. 2.34 acres. MOL $20,000,
MLS#6615. Contact Joan Smithwick.
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. win-
dows and open living area allow you to enjoy the view of the
Gulf & the fireplace from the kitchen, din. & liv. rooms. The
decks from the living area & the master bdrm. offer views of
the Gulf as well. The home is built for comfort including a
jacuzzi tub in the master bath. Park you boat out of the
weather and your feet in the sand. $259,900. MLS#6571.
Margaret or Jeff Fletcher.
DAY AT THE BEACH: Newly furnished and decorated.
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
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2001
Got Beef? National Beef Cook-Off Entries
You don't need to use any life
lines, like phoning a friend or
polling a studio audience, to win
$50,000. Beef is the final answer
in one of the nation's most popu-
lar and long-running cooking con-
tests, the biennial National Beef
Through beef checkoff-funded
programs like the National Beef
Cook-Off, Gulf County beef pro-
ducers are promoting new conve-
nient beef products and
encouraging new and innovative
uses for old favorites like ground
beef. Their investment of $1 on
each beef animal they sell is help-
ing consumers find easy answers
to the last minute question,
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"What's for dinner?"
The Cook-Off5, a tradition of
24 years, is paying homage this
year to beefs longtime companion
at the dinner table-the potato.
'Through a new beef industry
partnership with the National
Potato Promotion Board, the
Cook-'Off is introducing two new
recipe categories that feature beef
and potatoes," says Polly Golden,
Executive Director of the Florida
St. Joseph Bay Office
1520 C.R. C-30,
-Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The 2001 National Beef Cook-
Off is also adding Internet excite-
ment to its menu with a new Web
site, www.beefcookoff.org. "For
the first time in the history of the
contest, participants can, enter
online," adds Golden. the site also
offers smart shopping tips, 1999
\\inning recipes, links to popular
food. Web sites and, of course,
entry guidelines for this year's
St. George Island '
Cape San Bias
344 Cape San Bias Rd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
CAPE SAN BLAS, BAYFRONT. "Halcyon," a mag-
nificent 5BR/4BA 4300 sq: ft. luxury home with great
room, 2 fireplaces, guest apartment, 550' pier, boat lift,
screened fish cleaning area, 2 freshwater ponds, on+
approx. 4 acre lot fronting St. Joseph' Bay. $649,500. MLS
C-30 Bayfront. Lot 39, Indian Lagoon, approx. 100'x400'. $60,000.
C-30 Bayview. Lot 8, Unit IV B, approx. 1)00'x217'. $72,500.
C-30A Beachview, Lot 1 Green Hills, approx. 77'x248'. $65,000,
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174 Carr's Lane Overstreet- 16x80 mobile home. A landscaper's dream. "2x-42 front deck wilh
covered tin roof, 30x30 back deck, 10x10 storage shed w/10x20 addition. Ouls-de :prir.kler s* .
tern, roses, flowers and centipede grass. Property is fenced and ready to mo6e .no 589,900.00
SGanley Road 5 acre farm Dalkeith 4.6 acres; lot 77, cleared property at
the end of dead end paved road All sides are surrounded by pines and :owned
-by St. Joe Paper Co. Privacy and seclusion. Can be found on this beautiful land,
107-A SOUTH 38TH ST. (A SUMMER, PLACE 18) MEXICO BEACH This
Townhome is a very short walk to the beach. 2 bd, 1 1/2 bath., vinyl siding, new
roof, to many amenrities-to mention. Completely furnished, just bring your clothes.
Great Rental!! $139,900.00
102 Sun Ray Court Beacon Hill This very nice single w;de mobile home (14x80), has
3 bd, 2 ba, central H/A, carpet, partially furnished. Many amenities, large work-
shop/siorage shed, landscaped, short walk to designated beach. MUST -SEEII
3165 Country Road 381 Wewahitchka Peaceful country living in this spacious 3
bedroom, 2 bath home, sitting on 4.2 acres mol. Wood burning fireplace in the living
room, 3 fish ponds, and many extras. Also, a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house that could be
fixed up as a rental or guest house. Only about a mile to a launch and the Chipola Cut-
Off River. LETS GO FISHINGII $146,000.00
620 North Long Overstreet 14x70 mobile home 2 bd, 1 bath on 1 acre of land.
Includes 24x24 wood garage and mature vegetal;tion Grape.vines, pink & white grape-
fruit trees, plum, and pecan trees. $45,000.00
4030 Hwy 71 Wewahitchka 24x32 double wide mobile home, 3 bd, 2 bath on 1
acre of land. Mature trees, above ground pool and wood shop. $55,000.00
LAND FOR SALE
Corner of Hwy 7 1 .e e b R 0 ag on Hwy. 71.-
Property has beer, Vcse W" ee'M Itnoiobn f"s.ii 0.0
8894 State Road 386 Overstreet- 1.26 acres vith 125' Hwy. 386 frontage. Good
building lot or mobile home. $22,000.00
St. Road 386 Overstreet 1.01 acres with 395' of Hwy. 386 frontage. Directly across
from Pleasant Rest Rd. High and dry land. $22,000.00
105 South 38th St. Mexico Beach This beachside townhome features 2 bedrooms
and 1 1/2 baths. Upgrades galore, including new carpet & freshly painted. This unit
has everything. Fully furnished. $134,900.00.
110 B Miramar Drive Townhome located on the Canal! This nice 2 bedroom, 2 1/2
bath. Townhome has Decks, Boat Slip, CH/A, furnished. Great Rental $226,900.00
307 MARYLAND AVE MEXICO BEACH This very nice double wide mobile home has
3 BR and 2BA, dining/living comb., large kitchen, breakfast nook, laundry room,
decks. Must See. $89,500.00
508 Georgia Ave. This double-wide, only 3 blocks to beach. 3 BR/2 BA with large
screened in porch and nice lot. Ready to use as a beach get-away or home.
201 Virginia Drive -- This 2 BR/1 BA home has enclosed frorit porch, ch/a, new win-
dows and vinyl siding, fenced yard, utility shed and carport. Short walk to beach.
$87,000. Reduced $79,900.00
320 4 Wysong This beautiful 2 BR/1 BA townhome is just waiting for you. Just min-
utes from the beach. Privacy fence encloses a beautiful landscaped yard. Many extras
inside. You must see to appreciate it $84,500.00, REDUCED TO $72,500.00
820 Highway 98- Commercial building with beach view Sitting right on Highway 98.
Has to be seen to appreciate. You can haveiyour own business and watch the waves roll
in and the beautiful sunsets, $379,900.00 .
8976 HWY. 98 This beautiful home has been completely remodeled. Home has 5 BR/4
BA. Home is sei up for ihe new millennium, lower level for entertaining and kitchen, .
and 1 BR/1 BA downstairs Upstairs has 4 BR/3 BA and sitting room, large deck. Must ,
see $575.000.00 < L _D "
8053 Hwy. 98 Water Front This Gulf front townhome has 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2
bath, fully furnished, covered parking, with decks to view the sunsets this unit. is art
excellent rental!!. $299,000.00
8227 Highway 98 This 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhome is fully furnished, sorFe new
appliances, decks Must See!! Great Rental $279,900.00
.253 Cortez Street St Joe. Beach This very nice.single family home has 3 bedrooms
and 2 full' bath. CH/A, double car garage, screened porches, home is on 2 lots, inside
freshly painted. Must See $159,500.00
341 Ponce de Leon, GOT TO SEEI Very nice double-w.de mobile home, 3 bedrooms
and 2 baths, large kitchen, dning/living tomb. with fireplace, laundry room and a -
large deck. Don't miss it. $99,000.00
247 Columbus St., PRISTINEI 3 br/2 ba,.' ome with separate dining room, carpeted
throughout sitting on 100'x1,50' lot in the 2nd block of St. Joe Beach. This'is a turn-key
home. A GREAT BUYI $152,500.00 -
348 Selma St., St. Joe Beach, Short Walk to the beach Beautiful 3 BR/2BA home sit-'
ting on 2 lots. 150 X177.69' It has a wood burning fireplace in the den, separate liv-
ing room and dining room It also has an above ground pool This home ,ill not last
long at $142,900.00
PORT ST. JOE AREA
204 21st St., This 3 BR/2.5 BA home s finished or, outside, finish the inside to
your taste. Home has a 2 car garage jitst a short walk to schools'. Must Seel
1211 Palm Blvd. This newly renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath stucco home is approx.
1500 sq Fenced yard, carport, front and back screened porch. $99,500.00
1203 Constitution Drive Ba/v;ee. This 3 BR.:2 BA home has all the amenities.
Beautiful unobscured bay view and sunsets s ting on r lot 1 25 x 190' 'MOL. /It has
a screened-in back porch, entrance con be made from the alley at the rear of the home
also; View is unbelievable. $247,500.00
CAPE SAN BLAS
324 Sandpiper Road&- This beautiful 3BR. 2 BA home is just steps to the beach. You can
sit on the screened deck and enjoy the water view. This home is in excellent condition.
Great room has cathedral ceiling, cen. H/A. Must Seel! $250,000.00
182 Chapel Lane, This property is used as a church retreat. It consists of 2 dou-
. blewide trailers, 1 single wide, 1 wood frame building used as a dining area, 1 build-
ing covering 2 trailers, extra rooms and a large screened porch. There is one well and
3 septic tanks. One doublewide is open inside for meetings and the other doublewide
is living area for the caretaker. This beautiful acreage has many, many uses for church-
es, clubs, large families that want to stay together, or whatever you want to dream up.
Everything is in excellent condition and on approximately 2.5 acres. $199,900.00,
111 Broucher Lane This 2BR/1BA single mobile home is a great second home or for
a first time buyer. Near Intracoastal, property is' wooded, with trails running through
property. Must See! $36,900.00
6914 Highway 71 South Scotts Ferry Located approx. 1 mile from Chipola River, in
Calhoun County, building has been used as a restaurant, some remodeling.
314 Lake Alice Drive This very nice home has 3BR/2 full BA, remodeled, large work-
shop, landscaped yard, across from Lake Alice. $75,000.00
,848 E. River Road, Wewahitchka, Turn-Key Home! This 3BR/2BA home has just been
'remodeled inside and out Sitting on 1.6 acres of land. It has a gazebo, 2 deep wells
and a separate 1 BR/1 BA efficiency apartment.- A Steal at $79,900.00
415 Fifth St. Cleared lot, zoned homes only, approx. 100x158, short walk to beach.
Sun Ray Court Lot 2, has septic, water tap paid. Homes or restricted mobile homes.
Financing available, $38,000.00
Sun.Ray Court Lot 16, water tap paid. Homes or restricted mobile homes. Financing avail-
able, $38,000.00 -
9270 & 9263 Starfish Ave. Lots 12 $ 14 Block 21, Each lot approx. 50 x 107, Lots have
been cleared and each-lot has a survey. $58,000.00 for both lots.
Nautilus Drive This nice lot is just a short walk to beach. Lot 8, Block A, $39,000.00
ST. JOE BEACH
. Selmra Street lot 11 approx 75'x176', financing available $34,500.00.
Ward St.- GULF lJ0l Ck T A 7 lftPUss from dedicated
beach, Lot 8, Blk. .finOnc a ,
Ward St.,- GULF VIEW In first block of beach. 50'x125' lot across from dedicated
beach, Lot 7, Blk. 12. Financing available. $75,900.00
Ponce De Leon One of the few lots left in St. Joe Beach. It has been cleared and ready
to move a trailer on or build. Short walk to the beach. The lot is approx. 75' x 150'.
Most areas unrestricted fo houses or mobile homes.
Creekfront Wetappo Creek-Lots 1 & 2 approx. 3 acres each, septic & well in place, cleared.
Financing available, $49,900.00 Each Reduced $44,000.00 Each.
Creekfront Wetappo Creek Lot 3. Approx. 4 acres with well & septic in place, fish pond,
cleared, financing available $49%900.00 reduced $46,000.00
Long Street-Overstreet-Approx. 2 acres, with well and. pond. This property is just min-
utes to the beach or intercoastal canal. $39,900.00
Chapel Lane Overstreet Waterfront, Deep water, easy access in and out of intracoastal -
waterway. Park your boat in your front yard. Beautiful wooded lot on paved road approx.
5 miles from beach. Financing available. There are two parcels. Each one $84,900.00
Idlewood Drive Block 1, lots 4, 5 & 6, total price $10,500.00.
Idlewood Drive Block 1, lots 9, 10 & 11, total price $14,500.00.
Idlewood Drive Block 2, lots 1, 2 & 3, total price $12,000.00.
Idlewood Drive Block 2, lots 9, 10, 11, total price $12,000.00.
Knollwood Street 3 nice lots near Dead Lakes. Lots 9, 10 &11, Meeks Lake subdivision.
Each lot $12,500.00
Sierra Drive Stonemill Creek Approx. 3 acres of partially cleared land. Great location!!!
Mitchell & Griffin Roads -This wooded home site is just a short distance from the River
System and the well known West Arm of the Dead Lakes, almost an 1/2 acre. Ideal for
a home or vacation home. Great Fishing. $15,000.00.
Hwy. 22 & Lake Julia, Wewahitchka, This 1.53 acres of land is just waiting on you to
event. Visitors are also invited to
, play "What's Your Beef?" with ani-
mated hosts Chuck and Round,
who pepper contestants with fun
questions about beef and its star-
ring role as a quick and easy meal
"; Whether 'it's a traditional
chuck roast or anew> prepared
beef product,, consumers can
enjoy anything from simple tacos
to a fully-cooked beef pot roast
with minimal effort in a, matter of
minutes," adds Golden. "The
checkoff-funded National Beef
Cook-Off is a great opportunity
for beef producers to highlight the
convenience and great taste of,
their product and how it contin-
ues to fit into the lives of today's
How to Enter
This year, .contestants can
enter their original beef recipes in
the National Beef CookOtfP
through the official Web site,
222.beefcookoff.org, via e-mail, at
through U.S. mail to; National
Beef Cook-Off Entries, P.O. Box
.440, San Francisco, California
94104-0440. Entries must either
, be e-mailed or postmarked no
later than March 31.
General Recipe Requirements
All recipes entered must conr-
tain no more than six ingredients.
excluding, regular ground black
pepper and water. Only main
dishes are eligible with prepara-
tion and cooking time completed'
in 30 minutes or less. In addition,
recipes must fall under one of the
following four categories:
Fresh Beef ,
Recipe must be prepared with anm
chuck or round cut using .one
to two pounds of beef.
For best results, use choice grade
chuck' eye, chuck top blade.
top round, eye round, round
tip or cubed steak. Fresh
ground chuck at (least 80%
lean) or ground round (at least
90% lean) is also eligible.
Only brand name reingerated or
frozen, prepared beef products
are eligible. vhich include, sea-
beef such as mannated filet or
beef or fully-cooked, heat-and-
eat products such as fully-
cooked pot roast.
Recipes prepared with store/
supermarket brands, beef meal
kits or canned beef products
will be disqualified.
Fresh Beef & Fresh Potato
Recipe must be prepared with any
chuck or round cut (as
described in the Fresh Beef cat-
egory) and fresh potatoes.
Any fresh potato variety may be
used, .such as russet, white,
red or yellow. Sweet potatoes
are not eligible.
Prepared Beef and Prepared
Recipe must include prepared
beef product (as described in
the Prepared Beef category);
and any pre-cup. refrigerated.
frozen or shelf-stable boxed
All entries will be judge based
on the following cntena: taste.
ease of preparation, and appear-
For a complete lisring of rhe Cr:'ok Op
rules, please Vblt tu'rt'w beel'c.k,.ffiorg .jr
call I SOo 44S-90S8
2000 Crop Honey
The Honey Nonrecourse
Marketing Assistance Loan
Program authorizes CCC to make
available to producers 9-month
nonrecourse loans and LDP's on
2000 crop honey. Eligible pro-
ducers may obtain honey nonre-
course marketing assistance
loans or LDP's by making applica-
tion until March 31.
Producers shall request loans
and LDP's at the county office
where the producers' farm records
are located. The loan rate is S.65
per pound for all loan-eligible
2000 crop honey.
Producers who are eligible to
obtain a CCC loan, may receive
LDP's if they agree to forgo the
loan in return for ,a payment on
Sthe eligible honey. Producers who
have already marketed the. 2000
crop honey will be eligible for LDP
based on the date beneficial inter-
Producers with outstanding
marketing assistance honey loans
must repay any outstanding loans
before beneficial interest is lost,
repay loans at the lesser of pnnci-
pal plus interest, or the alterna-
tive, repayment rate in effect on
the date repayment is received in
the county office on or before
maturity. The loan principal plus
interest is due if repaid after
maturity or collateral is forfeited
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.
1977 4X4, pickup truck, with camper
shell, automatic trans., with brush
guard for grill. Recent entire paint job,
tune up & transmission rebuild. Very
good condition. Asking $3,000, call
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass, blue, 4 door,
power windows & locks, $69,000 miles,
$4,500 OBO, call 827-6801. 4tp3/8
1997 Z-71, 4X4, extended cab truck,
power windows & power locks, cruise,
tilt, 83,000 miles,' $16,900, call 229-
1997 Plymouth Breeze, excellent condi-
tion, A/C, cruise, $6,000 OBO, call
227-9292 or 229-2404. tfc3/8
1994 Ford Crown Victona. good condi-
tion, 119.000+ miles, runs good.
$4,200, call 229-8427. ltp3/8 .
1986 Ford Van, 6 cyl., AC, auto, $750,
call 227-1738. 2tp3/ 1
1973 Mustang Convertible. Needs some
body work, paint and a top. Interior and
drive train in excellent condition. 302 V-
8, power steering and brakes, new tires
and wheels, dual exhaust, $3,500. Call
Rick at 850-227-5349. tfc3/1
1988 Crown Victoria LTD, low mileage
on motor and transmission. Have to see
to appreciate, nice and clean, $2,995,
call 647-5361. :tfc3/1
1985 Ford Van, as is, best offer for more.
information, call 229-2619 after 5:pm.
16 ft. boat, 60 h.p. motor & trailer,
$1,7W50,call 227-1738. 2tp3/1
1999 17' River Craft with 100 hp
Suzuki. Great for bay or near shore
fishing. Call 227-1296., tfc3/1
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/l
Ofe: 302-A Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
601 15th St. Mexico Beach, Fl.
Highly restricted mobile home lots for rent.
Under ground utilities, paved road. street
lights. Pick out your lot now! For more
information call 850-648-4006.
Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
1112 N. 15TH ST.
ASK ABOUT 1ST MONTH
FREE MOVE IN RENT
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
/ 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!
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,
Unfurnished 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, all
electric townhouse, .appliances fur-
nished, CH&A, no pets. nice quiet
neighborhood, 1022 A Woodward Ave.,
$495 a month. Call Anne between 8:00
am-5:00 pm at 229-6914. Itp3/8
Mobile home lots for rent. quiet park in
Mexico Beach. call 648-5476. Lfc3/8
2 bedroom trailer in Highland View,
partly furnished, call 227-1260, leave
2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment at 606
Woodward Ave. Very Nice! All ceramic
tile floors, call 647-2570. 2tp3/8
2 bedroom apartment, call 647-3175.
3 bedroom, 1 bath house in Port St.
Joe, $450 a month, call 648-5306.
Indian Pass-3 bedroom, 1 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. tfc3/
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, 164
McGlon, Wewa., nice, $300 a month,
$200 security deposit, call 639-4926.
2 bedroom, 1 bath house for rent,400.'
per month, call Land & Castle Realty at
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave, 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
bays, 2nd story loft, 227-1429. tfc3/1
Trailers for rent, 1 block off of beach on
Desoto Street, call 647-5106. tfc3/1,
St. Joe Beach
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heal and air
Wall to wall carpeting
< Voice/TTY Access
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
INDUSTRIAL GASES and
706 First Street
1 bedroom, 1 bath, small newly deco-
rated furnished home in Mexico Beach;, '
1 block to beach, suitable for 2 adults,
no yard upkeep, references & security'
deposit required, $385 a month. April to
December lease, call 850-648-4362. ,
New 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on
large lot in Mexico Beach, quiet neigh-'
borhood, 5 blocks from beach, $600 per .
month, call 648-4365 or. 648-5412.
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfc3/1
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities, energy efficient const., stove &
refrig., furn., fully carpeted. 1BR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex."
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc3/.1
2 bedroom, unfurnished apartment,
RV Spaces for rent, call 229-8959, leave ocean view, cable furnished, 1004 Hwy
message. 8tp2/8 98, Mexico Beach: 1 year lease
required, $500 a month, $500 deposit.
For Rent, 850 sq. ft. warehouse with Call before 6:00 p.m. CST 648-4922 or-
office & rest room, $250 monthly. Gulf 648-5139. tfc3/1.
South.Self Storage 229-6200. tfc3/1 _______
Furnished Efficiency type apartment
in Port St. Joe. All utilities furnished,
weekly, monthly rates, deposit, call,
A 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Gulf-Aire,
Subdivision at St. Joe Beach..
Furnishings include stove, refrigerator,
dishwasher and washer/dryer. There ,s
a community swimming pool and tenrus '\
courts. Call Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals,
at 648-5449 or 1-800-582-2990. tfc3/1
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3 BR,
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.
Bch. Furn.& unfurnished Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info.
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-,
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3, bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside, laundry rm., ch&a, dish -
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & aira,
* One bedroom apartment, washerd/
Call 229-6777,after 7p.m. tfc3/ I
Long Term Rentals '
Seeking property owners for long term:
rentals. Call Larry @ Arline Realty, 647-'
Garage Sale, 1304 Palm Blvd., Sat.,
March 10, 8:00 am til 12:00. Moving
everything must go. ltc3/8
Carport Sale, 603 16th Street, Sat.,.
March 10, 8:00 until ? Mattress set (full
size) bed frame & head board; queen
size canopy frame; bread maker; vacu-
um cleaner with bags, like new; dishes;
means & ladies blazers: windows;
counter tops: cement steps and lots of
miscellaneous items. I tc3/8
Yard Sale. 330 Coronado Street. St. Joe
Beach. Sat.. March 10. 8:00 am till
12:00. Lots of books, cooking equip-
ment, adult clothes, misc. items. Rain
Cancels. I tc3./8
Giant Yard Sale, S01 20th Street, Faith
Christian. School, Sat., March 10, 8:00
AM .- NOON. Itp3/8
Springtime Rummage Sale 7110
Leeward Street, Sat., March 10, 8:00
am til 1:00 pm EST. Something for
everyone. Come browse. No Early
3rd Annual Arts, Craft6s & Yard Sale,
at Islander R.V. Park, 2600 Hwy 98,
Mexico Beach, Sat., March 10, 8:00
A.M. CST till noon. Sorry. No One
Allowed Before 8:00 A.M. ltc3/8
Yard Sale, 172'North Squirrel, Howard
Creek. Lots of this and that. Iltc3/8,
Yard Sale, 157 Joe Ave., White City,
Sat., March 10, 8:00 until ? Furniture,
Baby Items, Misc. Itc3/8
The Gulf County Board. of County
Commissioners is seeking one (1)
individual to fill a- full time
Maintenance 3 position. The starting
salary is $8.40 per hour/40 hours per
week. The following qualifications are
desired for this position at the
Courthouse Maintenance Departrment.
Must be able to do maintenance and
construction of County facilities and
cleaning/janitorial duties. Must be a
High School Graduate or Equivalent:
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Application will be available at the Gulf
County Courthouse Maintenance
Department, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd, 850-229-6251 or the Gulf County
Public Works, 1001 10th Street, Port St.
Joe, Florida 850-227-1401, Monday
thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m., E.T.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Clerk that is knowledgeable about
hardware. tackle, paint. Work all clay on
Saturday. Good job for reared person.
Apply in person at Roy's, 229 Reid Ave.
Plant Clerk, GT Com, a local telec6ni-
munications company, is taking
applications for a Plant Clerk in Port
St. 'Joe. 'Job responsibilities inclAde" '
preparation of daily time sheets, absen-
tee reports, work schedules and general
filling. Other duties include, answering
the telephone and special projects as
assigned. Good written knowledge and'
working knowledge of MS Word, Exel-'
and Outlook. A minimum of a high '
school diploma is required and exp'erl--'
ence in the clerical field Is a plus. GT
Corn is a drug free workplace, offering a
full range of benefits including 401- Kj'
and healthcare. EOE. Send resume and-
salary requirements to: GT Cornm,
Human. Resources Department, P:O.'
Box 220, 'Port St. Joe, FL 32457.2tc3/8'
Supply Clerk, GT Com, a local,
telecommunications company, is tak-
ing applications for a Supply Clerk "in"
Port St. Joe. Job responsibilities
include the processing of Invoices f.r'W
payment, inventory control, returning
items for repair, purchase order, entry,
material receiving, and updating and
maintaining information for employee
tool issues. Other duties include,' -
arnsweenng the telephone and special'
projects as assigned.. Good written and
oral communicauon skills are require-
ments along with general PC knowledge
and working knowledge of MS Word and
Excel. A minimum of a high school
diploma is required and expenence irt.
the clencal field is a plus. GT Cornm is,a;
drug free workplace, offenng a full -
range of benefits including 401K and
healthcare. EOE. Send resume and
salary requirement' to: GT Com.
Human Resources Department. P.O.
Box 220. Port St. Joe. FL 324'57.2tc3 /8
REAL ESTATE ASSISTANT
Immediate opening for an assistant. You should be an orga-
nizer, a positive person. a good conmmunnicator both writ-
ten and verbal experienced with computer/word process-
ing. You'll work in a fast-paced real estate office in Gulf
CoLlntV.' We offer an exciting atmosphere in a,, people-ori-
ented business. Please send or deliver you resume to:
Prudential Resort Realty,
1520 CR 30A Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
Fax: 850-227-3101, Att. #103., c3 8
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Restoring, renovating, and maintaining. *
residential and business landscapes, since 1985:
229-5282 Kathleen Kelly, owner
POINT OF EASE MASSAGE THERAPY
Day Appointments 227-3539
Evenings, Weekends and Home Visits 227-9854
1 Hour $45 1/2 Hour $35 Most Insurances Accepted
Deluxe Gift Certificates Available MA31712
4tp2/15.. 5 "
DAVID OAKLEY, L.M.T.
Flexible working AT
hours to suit your
Gift certificates 230 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456
available (850) 229-8622
FSMTA Member : "'
SMTA Member LLIC# MA29475 LIC# MM10098 /
Quality Work at
Custom Built Homes
St. Joe Beach, Florida RG0066513
& Pressure Washing
Licensed Interior & Exterior
Quality Work Guaranteed (850) 648-2335
COINS BY THE .BAY! I buy and sell old
coins 'and paper money. Billy Stephens,
..fair.prices.. Home,229-1252 ...... .
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
180 AVENUE C'f:
Pick-up and Delivery
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair ',
229-8651 or 227-8024
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy, 98 Mexico Beach; FL
Seasonal Apparel with
machine embroidery &
Custom Sewing .
.- ;. "J
Termite & Pest Control,
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control C6ndominiums
* Household Rest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WOO) Reports Construction Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
Experienced Plumbers Helper needed
full time, call 648-5476. tfc3/8
Electrical Help Wanted. Top pay, apply
at Apalachicola Waste Water Treatment
Plant or call 653-9419 & leave message.
Bookkeeper position open: estab-
lished company has immediate opening
for. highly experienced person in all
aspects of Real Estate accounting.
Peachtree and Rental software a must.
CallParker 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
Part time resident inn sitter. Some
housekeeping required, call Lee at Surf
Side Inn at 648-5771. 2tc3/1
HouseKeeping Inspector, Mexico
Beach, St. Joe Beach area. Weekend
work required. Must have transporta-
tion, full time 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
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
St. Joe, Florida 32457 or fax to (850)
1 Electrician & 1 AC Installer need.
Call Metcalf Electric & AC at 648-5697.
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 experience & a. degree
in engineering or chemistry. Send
resume to Premier Chemicals, P.O. Box
160, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 or fax
to (850)229-6187. 2tc3/1
Cleaning help needed, Saturdays &
Sunday mostly. Call Crystal Sands
Realty at 648-4400. 2tc3/1
Bookkeeper 2 days a week. Must be
knowledgeable in Quick Books Pro.
Apply in person at Roy's, 229 Reid Ave.
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 Blas Office,
Children's Case Manager, Provides
assessment, follow-up and coordination
of services with emotional problems.
Requires Bachelor's Degree in. human
services arid one %year of experience with
emotionally disturbed children.
Requires use of persona] vehicle and
good dnving record. Salary plus S2.125
area differential. Position located in
Gulf County. Reference Job code 23-2.
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
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,
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 Hw%. Doihan. AL36303. Or
fa-\ to(850) 271-l 110. 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-
fu ...' tfc3/1
NowPhWiNringHseason helTp forHE LP theTE DH E L fol Mis fom WeWLT appO C eN
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
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
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc., PO Box 188,
Hosford, FL 32334. 850-379-8116. ,ia/i
Mandolin. Guitar. Violin, Fiddle lessons'
all ages welcome. Call 819-9000. Llc3.' I
See the Classifieds
online at www.starfl.comn
Missing from Wetappo Creek on
2/21/01, green Coleman Canoe. Please
return or 'call 648-4830. No questions
Found Phoenix Suns Jacket. Identify
and pay for ad, call 229-9088. ltp3/8
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 Jenny at 647-4047.
Is available for birthday parties.
Magic, face painting, balloons &
games, or have your party at Slice
N Ice in Mexico Beach. Party room
includes, clown show, pizza, drink &
ice cream. .No fuss, no mess.
Say oSw It In T7e Star!
TRADS an SEVIn w-
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
'.SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS -BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Custom Kitchen and Bath
THE CABINET SHOPPE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstrcet
L Port St. Joe, FL 32456
eff Powell, Owner
Pax 648-8752 A
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
< REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
K GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
<648-548474 'FL FICENSE EROO610992,RAI1154218
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
F FRANK J. SEIFERT
SAccounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 8 : 509 Fourth .Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
S d I Also for removal of
leaves and straw from
S, roof and gutter, call
aRodney Hall Roofing,
-25 Years EAxVnce-- Inc.
2026 Marvin Avenue Phone(8 50)
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081 2296. 59
t Office: 850-229-6018
S. Fax: 850-229-8976
C. R. SMITH & SON,,INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-
W ;Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Web Design & Desktop Publishing
* Full Site Design Four Color Printing
* Marketing & Promotion Tri-Fold Brochures
* Web Hostings Bsess Cards/Stationery
'ff" 1* S? --."'. Q- -.-
Webshot Productions *
Call 827-2799 to see how affordable dazzling color really is !
MARVIN S I
o331 Georgia Avenuie Call 18aul 6, 3171
PortS Joe FL 324-i6 Cli liOl 8-0891061
1. CEntepnrises 202 ReidAvenue
.Port St. ee, Fl. 32456
A,- tAorizd Sales Center
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
S(ttentfOf to- etai/
Michael Wood Residential. Contractor 227-6883
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks new construction ,
Inmu'red bLicense #WR0067190
Hanging Baskets Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Grounds Covers & Much More!
T. JOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
lL 706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-21 1 2
Coastal Design & Landscape, Inc.
0. 1#e Your total landscape solution!
1k : 850-229-8880 -
"Landscape design & implementation, wells & irrigation 1k
1kf system, brick pavers, yard, maintenance & more!
SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
rTRAI9 *SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
It's Hard to Stop A Tr:i''ie ; MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES
10 Year Parts & Labor Aroaire
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator FL Lic # RA0067-062
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire U FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Whole iMw Bran 8f ,cmfortL
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6058 or 227-5373
NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mpbil8540)1227-6105
i Vinyl Aluminum Siding Scr66il-'orches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
HONEY Do LIST MAINTENANCE
No Job Too "Big or Small"
Over 20 Years Experience
Painting, general maintenance,
wood working; trim/finish work.
Home Maintenance no job too small.
All Phases of home maintenance
BOB'S PAINT 0
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
'Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting.
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Can or See 0OB HEACOCK
Baltzel Ave. Phone 227-7229
Licensed and Insured
All Residential Construction
Free Estimates RF0066770
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
C. /. S utwn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
f will work for you.
Phone: (850) 227-7777 -
218 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Boarding, Bathing, Grooming Cats and Dogs
Separate Cat Room .* Pick-Up & Delivery
Daily Exercise *0 Premium Pet Food
Heating and Air Conditioning,
Injured Animal Confinement /
Experienced Kennel Supervisors / )
Long Term Boarding /'
MultipleSized Kennels .
Veterinarian On Call / -
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING:
0 CARPET CLEANING
: ~ Odor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr Water Damage Z
,u Carpet Repairs Restretching Free Estimates Z
1 (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
WEWA SIDING & ALUMINUM
PREMIUM VINYL SIDING
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
VINYL WINDOWS SEAMLESS GUTTERS
FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS
HURRICANEAE STORM PANELS & SHUTTERS
227-5986 OR 639-2942 ANYTIME RR0067101
SMize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL L;c #CF-C057220 RG005 C008 EROOI1618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885 ,
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
I4 O" 4**,t ...
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for CleaniWX'M1f' f Cet- 5, .ad-Andifto and
Recreational Vehicle interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!,
Unfinished Fumlnwe O
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Cal John ROeMs at 232.6374
For Sale, "Sears" roof cargo carrier,
used one time, $115 new, first $50
takes it, call 227-9256. tfc3/8
Go Cart for sale 5 h.p., 2 seater with
roll bar, excellent condition. Looks and
runs great 8$300 firm, call 227-9849.
Light oak entertainment center, 71" tall
X49" deep, $65; small blue velour
recliner, $50. Both items in good condi-
tion. call 647-2604. ltp3/8,
USED RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT
Fryers, Ranges. Charbroilers.
Convection Ovens, Pizza Ovens, Reach-
In Refrigerators, Freezers, Hot Dog
roller Grills, Sandwich Units, S/S
Sinks, Worktables, Slicers, Mixers.
Bottle Coolers, Keg Coolers, Grinders
and Much More. Call 850-785-1568 for
more information or visit our web site at
For Sale, Cedar Wardrobe, $40, 4'
Bookcase. S4. call 229-6336. tfc3/8
Watkins Products, (850) 639-2026 &
Some "Spalding" brand, golf clubs with
asst. Irons & a bag for the clubs. Woods
Share a #3 &' a #5. Entire set for sale. Will
not sell individual clubs., Good condi-
tion, $55; "Black & Decker" brand.
dust-buster, with wall holder & recharg-
er. Good condition, $20; -Browning"
Strand, compound bow, with aluminum
arrows & detachable Kwlk-Quiver. Also
has sights. Very good condition, 870;
Approx. 24" X 32". painted picture of a
White-tailed, male deer. standing in the
forest. The picture Is painted on a piece
of painter's canvas, but is not framed.
Very good condition, 815: Metal tool box
for a full sized pick up truck, with rails
for the top of the bed. Very good condi-
tion. S130, call 647-8187. Iltp3/8
Couch, makes into bed, matching chair
and ottoman, matching rocker, wine
color. May be seen between 1:00 5:00
af 311 Nutmeg, Beacon Hill. 850. lItp3/8
Sea Oats for sale, call Kay at 229-
Remember..'.summer Is coming: 12,500
BTLI A/C. 2 years old. 115 volt, $250,
5,000 BTU A/C. 115 volt, $75. Call
(850) 648-4774 leave message. 2tp3/8
For. Sale, Tanning Canopy, perfect for
home use. Bulbs have only 8 hrs of use.
Just In time for spring. $300. call 648-
4908 after 6:00. 2tp3/l
Dining room suit, 6 chairs, china cabl-
net, $800; two lv stereo tables on
rollers, S20: food processor. $20; crock
pot $10; stereo turntable, cassette play-
er with recorder and mike. two speak-
ers, $70, call 229-8488. 2tp3/
Newly Cherry Raised Panel china cabinet
or book case may be seen at 478 Santa
Anna, St. Joe Beach or call 647-2571
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop. 310 4th St., PSJ tfc3/l
Leisure Bav Hot Tub. 4 person capacity.
Excellent Condition, $1,750 OBO, paid
$3,000, call 229-6639 or 229-6854 ask
for Pam. tfc3/
Free "Nori-Denominational" Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence- Course.
Learn how to become a Christianr& no-
thing else! Send your name & address
to: Bible Study. PO Box 929, Wewa-,
hiltchka. FL 32465 -or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch@aol.com Wfc3/1
HORSE FOR SALE, Appaloosa thor-
oughbred mare. dead broke, very gentle,
$1,500 or best offer, 827-2787. 2tc3/1
62 ft. wide by 130 ft. deep lot at
"Howard Creek". The lot has been sur-
veyed and has recently been cleared.
Asking $7,200, call 647-8187. Itp3/8
For Sale by owner, 209 Allen Memorial
Way, Port St. Joe, 3 bedroom, 2 bath.
stone/wood exterior, sheetrock/wood
panel, carpet/vinyl interior, fireplace,.
Florida room, covered patio. 'boat shed,
concrete driveway, sprinkler system,
wood fenced backyard, asking
$150,000, call 850-827-2633. 4tp3/8
House & Land for sale, Macon County
Georgia. Trophy Deer & Turkey, 2.300
sq. ft. brick house on 51 mol acres of
land, 12 year old planted pines, 4 acres
of pasture, work shop, 3 wells. Will con-
sider dividing, $165,000, call for more
information, 912-949-3085 or mobile
Palm Ridge Sub., St. Joe Beach, Lot 5 &
6, call 227-2049 or 227-7424 to leave
2 bdrm block home, appliances Includ-
ed, $27,500, no owner financing, call
Mexico Beach, new 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
cathedral ceiling, custom siding & win-
dows, large lot, big trees, 800 ft to ocean
on quiet dead end street, 401 Texas
Ave., $139,000 with possible owner
financing, call 648-9056. 5tc2/22
House for sale in Highland View on 2
lots,, 3 bedroom, I bath, living room
with fire place. For more information
call 227-3425. 4tc2/15
Beautiful 7 yearold 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
For Sale.in Overstreet, Firehouse Road,
3 bedroom, I 3/4 bath, flxer upper, 4
acres with sheds, wells, chain link
enclosure. Call 850-229-8474 after 5:00
Home for sale, 2007 Long Aye. Call 850-.
674-2411 for more information. 4tc3/i
House for sale: 176 Charles Street,
White City, stone/stucco, exterior,
3Br/2Ba, den w/FP, liv,. room, kitchen,
1 car garage, fenced backyard. $73.000
(850) 827-6722. tfc3/ I
For Sale, Bay Front Home on
Constitution Drive. 3 bdrm/2 bath 229-
James Hurley, Jr. Construction. New
Homes, Room Additions, Remodeling,
Decks, Free Estimates, ca'l 566-3647,
PALM TREES TRIMMED, call '227-
For Sale, Delicious, homemade scratch
cakes made on order. Decorated cakes
and cookies, call Nita 648-9029. tfc3/l
Terry's Bike Center
731 1st Street, Port St. Joe, FL
Come check out the good deals
on two wheels, Seyal
Wanted to buy! Old growth river recov-
ered pine logs. Prime $ paid for large
logs. 850-267-3677. 4tc3/ 1
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 -8292.0-.a]2 .
Gulfaire Homeowner's Assoc.
will be accepting bids on three
temporary positions as follows:
The bid period will start immedi-
ately and will close, March 15,
2001'. Please call 647-8049
for job specifications.
NOTICE-OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Prpose and Effect: Tihe 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 Countv Discrimination Grievance Form
2 70 Prohibitiont of Harassment
2.80 Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited
2.81 Non-Discriminatorvy Admission of Students
Economic Impact: These, proposals will result in
no direct costs associated it ini pleaentati.n
ir REQUESTED A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT
STime: 9:00 A.M.. E.T.
S.. Date: Tuesday. April 10. 2001
Place: Gulf County School Board
150 Middle School Road
.-Port St Joe. FL 32456
STile entire text of the proposed rules can be Inspect-
ed during regular office hours at the Gulf County
School Board Office 150 Middle School Rd.. Port St.
Special legal authority under which the adoption is
authorized and the law being implemented and
Interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Charles
Temple Watson. Director of Support Services.. and
approved for consideration by Jerry E. Kelley.
2,25 School Board Adopted Plan
Gulf Count Discrimination Grievance Form
2.70 Prohibition of Harassment'
2.80 Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited
2.81 Non-Discriminatory Admission of Students
2tc. March I and 8. 2001.
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 Florida Self Storage Facility Act
Statutes (Section 83.801-83.809).
The undersigned will sell at public sale by
competitive bidding on the 26th day of March 200 ,
at 9:00 a.m., on the premises where said property
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:
Rail (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 Is and must be removed at the time of sale.
Sale subject to cancellation n thie event of settle-
ment between owner and obligated party.
Dated 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 tle 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 In and to
the following described property to. Lt t
' 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 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible.:'
I will offer for sale all of the said defendant's Norman
Le. Grigg. right. title and interest In aforesaid prop-
erty at public outcry and will the same, subject to all
pri.r lien; encunibrance; and Judgements If an,,..
to the highest and be.t bidder or bidders for CASH,
the proceeds t be applied as far as may be to the'
pa','nent of co"ls and lie usisfaction of the above
ae-nribed e.\ecuin ,'
of Gulf County, Florida
By: /s/ Frank McKelthen
In accordance with the American with Disabilities"
Act. persons with disabilities need a, special accom-
irrodauor, to participate ir, this proceeding should
cc.rtact ShenriT Frank MNi.l-eithen, not later man
secn day prior to the proceeding at 850.227. I 15.
4tc, March I, 8. 15, and 22. 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 01-0010CP
IN RE: The EsAte of
ROBERT U. MARQUIS.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ESTATE: -
The ancillary administration of the estate or,
ROBERTJ MARRQLIS aeceased CaseNo 01 0010.
CP. Is pending in the Circuit Curtn for Gulf County.
Florida. Probate Division, the address of whichli:s
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.
Boulevard. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name
and addre-s of the ancillary co personal 'epresentLa
tivez and the co.peri.onal representrLaties attorney
are :e'i I'.rth bel.:.w
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:,
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedents
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 c.iedltors of the decedent and per
Qons ha.ing 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.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
Is March 1, 2001:
SRICHARD B MARQUIS
ANCILLARY Cu PERSONAL REPRESENTAsTIVE
/s/ ALYCE B. MARQUIS ''
ANCILLARY CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH. GIBSON & SCHOLZ. P.A.
206 E. FOURTH STREET
P. O. BOX 39 .
PORT ST. JOE. FL.32457
FL BAR NO. 0350583
2tc. March '1and 8. 2001.
A, the Regular Meeting on March 20. 2001 atA 600
p m in the Cer.ini.-or, Chamber. the Board of CIt
Coninuiiloners. sittliing at the Board of Adjustment.
will hear a request for a ,ariance to cc.nstruct .ar
addluononn LotL 9 & t0 Black r.'a located at 1511
Monuriemn Asenue The arciane request is for
seven feet (7') en the Southerlh property' line and St\
feet (6) on the Eatierly property. line.
2tc. March 8 and 15. 200.1.
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be recei ed in the ofl'l'ice of the
City Clerk. 305 Cecil G. Cc.tin Sr Bhld Port St
Joe, Florida. until 4:30 p.m., April 3. 2001. for fur-
nishing and deliering F'O.B.. Port St Joe. Florida,.
Repair wind damage to the Fire
Station. The work encompasses remov-
ing and replacing the westerly brick
wall, replacing the roof and other mis-
Specifications and bid documents may be obtained
front the City Clerk's Office. 305 Cecil G. Costln.Sr..
SBlvd., Port St. Joe. Florida 32456 telephone (850)
229-8261. Monday rlI,.,ugh Friday between 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened and
read at 6:30 p.m.. April. 3. 2001. In the City
Commission Chambers. The City reserves the right
to accept or reject any or all bids. or to select the Bid
felt to be In the best interest of the City.
/s/ Pauline Pendaryis
Itc. March 8. 2001. ,
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO Section
336.10 Florida Statutes, that the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida at its regular
meeting on the 23rd of January, at 6:05 p.m., after
duly advertised notice of hearing on said matter, has
closed vacated abandoned the Interest in the public
in the following described alleyway:
Alleyway/Roadway located in Block 20. Section 30.
Township 6 South. Range II West. between Parcel
ID #02714-OOOer(Lots9. 11. 13. 15. 17 and 19) and
#03715-000R (Lots 14, 16. 18. and 20), per- the
Official Records In Gulf County. Florida.
Notice hereof shall be published one (1) time flom
the adoption of the Resolution abandoning said
alleyway. .. .
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
Nathan Peters, Jr.. Chairman '
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham
Itc. March 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. 0. 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.
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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids form
any qualified person, company or corporation inter-
ested in constructing the following projects:
FOREST PARK SOUTH
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
Rish. Inc., 401 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe. Florida
32456. (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public enti-
Completion date for this project will be 6q days from
the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the
Liquidated damages f.:,r failure to complete the pro-
ject on the specified date aill be -el at S 100.00 per
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is' a sealed
bid. the bid number 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.m., Eastern Standard 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-refunidable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH. INC.
2tc. March 1 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 Staie- of Amerca. ha ing flied ILs
Mouon pursiant to Title 2 Ulnited States Code.
Section 1655. seeking an Order for Sernice of
Process by Publicsuon as ,o defendant DELC'RES M
McGEE Irn an acuon to lore,:lose the lien ol a mort-
gage on real property located within the DisnictL and
within Goull County. Florida. io alt
Lot 24, Block 1.018, "Revised" Millview
SAddition. 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 Culf' County. Florida.
And it appearing 10 the Court that the where.
about of said defendant Is unknown and that .aJd
defend ant has not voluntarily appeared herein, and
the Court being advised in the premises, it Is
ORDERED that defendant DELORES M.
McGEE appear and file i response pleading to the
complaint for foreclosure of a lien or, the abose
described real property with the Clerk Unned States
Ditrinct Court n S. Courthouse. Suite 307 401 SE
First Asenue. Gaines-ille. FL 32601-6805. on or
before the 26 dai of April. 2001. and in default
thereof the Court will proceed to a hearing and adju-
dicjuor, of this suit the .arne as if lsad defendant
had been personally .ered This order is t, be
published in a newspaper of general circulation In
Gulf Counr, Florida once each week for ALx 161 cor,-
secuuse seeks. comrrenrcing no later than two
weeks after the date hereof
DONE and ORDERED this 22nd day of
/s/ Stephen P. Mickle
UNITED STr.,TES r.LCISTRiT JUDGE
6tc. March 1.8? 15, 22.,29 and Apni E 2001
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,.
CASE NO: 01-31-CA
VIVIAN GILLIAM. and
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS, .
S) STEMS. INC as Nominee for HOUSEHOLD
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby gien that pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 27. 2001.
and entered in CI'o Ca e Po 01.31-CA of the
Circutit Court In and for Gulf County wherein cm-
ZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF PORT ST. JOE
Is the Plaintiff and VIVIAN GILLhAM and MORT.
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS SYSTEMS,
INC.. as Nominee for HOUSEHOLD FINANCE COR-
PORA'IdON are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00
a m EST on the 21 st day of M arch. 2001). the fol-
lo.iiri d cribed property a. set forth In said Final
Judgment. to Alt
Cornrrcing at the point on me cOuth night
01f ay line ol Rier Road. said point being
125 feet wet r oI Lne intersection of1 the south
right of way line of said River Road and west .
right of way line of East 5th Street in
Cleckle'y Addition lt \'e\ ahitchka.
Floi r Unit No 2 an rn eat along the
souLh right of.a line of P'.er Road for 125
feet to the IniersecUon iIth the west right of
wa' line of East 5th Sridet then run south
for 295 feet hence run wet for 150 feet to,
the POB. then run, neat for 5 eeti. then run
south for I'.1 feet then runreait for 95 feet.
then ron north for 100 feet to the Point of
Beginning. Said property being located in
Clecklev'a Addition to Wewahitchka, In Gulf
Count. Florida r lying and being in
SSection 25 T4S. RI10W.
DATED this 27th day of Februar 2001
DOUGLA-S C BIRMINGHAM
Clerk of Circuit Court
B' /s. M. Vaugnan
.2tc. March and 8. 2001.
aS^ *^ Saw '! 74f LeaS
IN THE COUNTY COURT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
CASE NO. 98-00247CC
ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
DAVID A. FLINT and wife,
MELANI P. FLINT. and
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 28. 2001,
and entered In Civil Case No. 98-00247CC' of the
County Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of
the State of Florida, In and for Gulf County, where-
in ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION. n/k/a EMERALD COAST FEDERAL CRED-
IT UNION is Plaintiff and DAVID A. FLINT and wife.
MELANI P. FLINT and DISTRIBUTION INTERNA-
TIONAL SOUTHEAST, LTD. are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest bidder for cash at the' front door
of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe.
Florida. at 11:00 A.M.. ET on the 29 day of March.
2001. the following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
Commence at the Southeast Corner of
Section 3. Township 4 South, Range 10
West, Gulf County. Florida: thence run West
3,750.08 feet: thence run North 1,125.95
feet to the intersection of the centerline of
Stone Creek Road and Annie Avenue;
thence run South 61 'degrees 59 minutes 00
seconds East 71 45 feet along the centerlne rl
of said Stone Creek Road. thence continue
along the centerline of said Stone Creek
Road for a distance of 150 feet; thence run
South 12 degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds
SWest 30 feet to the South right ofway line of
said Stone Creek Road Ior a POINT OF :
BEGINNING of the trat herein conveyed. '-
From said Point of Beginning thence run
South 77 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds
S East. 150 feet along the South right of-way'
line of Stone Creek Road. thence run South
12 degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds i.est
432 feet to the thread of Stone Mill Creek;
hence run Northwesterly 150 feet more or
less. meandering upstream along the thread
of said Stone Mill Creek. thence North 12
degree 15 minutes 0)0 seconds Eart 420
Sfeet. more or leza. to the Point of Beginnirng
containing I I /2 acres, more or less
DATE D this 28 day of Febru ary 2001 I
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
.. BV 's/Tonya Knox
2te March 8 and I15 2001
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO 01-36 CA
FRANK PATE JR.
JERRY GRAY. :
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45. FLORIDA STATITrES
NOTICE IS HEREB' GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Default Judgment dated the 28 day of Feb
2001. In Case No 01-36 CA of the Circuit Court of
the Fourteenth 'Judicial Circuit, In and for Gulf
County, Florida, In:'which FRANK PATE, JR., Is
Plaintiff, and JERRY GRAY Is the Defendant, I will
sell to the highest bidder, for cash, at the front door
of the Gulf Count) Courthouse in Port St Joe.
Florida. at 1 1.00 o'clock am. Eastern Standard
Time on the 30 day of March. .2001, the pi-opeMr
described as follows
Lots 5 and 6 in Block "G." Williamsburg
Subdivision. as per olTicial plat recorded in
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Count of'
Gulf County. Florida.
DATED THIS 28 da, of Feb 2001
DOUGLAS C BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OP CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COLUNT'. FLORIDA
By: /s/ T. Knox
2tc.,March 8 and 15. 2001.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED
BIDS BID NO. 0001-20
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will recene sealed bids from any person. company,
corporation or other entilr Interested in
Leasing that certain building and Immedi-
ately adjacent property known as the Gulf
County Industrial Park located on Hwy 71
In Gulf County, Florida.
Please indicate or the envelope that this is a sealed
bid in all caps and quotes, the bid number in.all
caps and quotes.-and what the bid Is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m. est. March 26,
2001 at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 C G Cosin. Sr.,
BIld Room 147. Port St Joe. Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
Board of County Commislloners
Nathan Peters Jr. Chairman
Douglas C. Birmingham
2tc, March 8 and 15, 2001. I
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 00-288
'.STATE TRUST IV. A
JEROME M. HENDERSON. ET.ALS.,
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE I
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated thq
27" day of February. 2001. and entered In' Case No .
00-288, of.the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. EST
on the 30 day of March'2001, the following
described property, in Gulf County, as set forth in :
said Final Judgment, to-wit: .I,
Lot Twenty-Two .(22). Block One Thousand
Twenty (1020). Unit Number Three (3), of
the Millview Addition to the City of Port St.
Joe, Florida according to plat thereqf
recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 53 of the pub-
lic records of Gulf County, Florida.
DATED this 28 day of Feb.. 2001.
: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/T. Knox '
2tc. March 8 and 15. 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
CASE NO. 00-214
CHASE BANK OF TEXAS
F/K/A TEXAS COMMERCE
BANK NA. AS CUSTODIAN,
TITUS WILLIAMS: WANDA FAYE
WILLIAMS; A/K/A WANDA ,
WILLIAMS: _UNKNOWN TENANT,.'
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE .
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuafit ~o a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Feb. 27. 2Q01.'
and entered in Case No 00.214 ofl'the Circuil Ccurt
of the Fourteenth J.ialCial] Cir:uit in and for Gulf
Count, FloriUa uliereir, CHASE BAh. OF 'TEX.\S5
f/k/a TEXAS COMMERCE BANK NA. as custodian.
is a Plaintiff and TITUS WILLIAMS: WANDA FAYE
WILLIAMS. A,'P: .. A'. v.-iDA, V ILLIAMS: _UNKNOWN
TENANT are the E'efenaanti; I v ill sell to the high
esi and best bidder f.o:r c -h at the iron' l:.bbt of ine
Gulf Count) ,Courthouse. u10i.'0 Ln Street. Port Sti
Joe. FL 32456 al II l00, APM on March 30. 2001 the
'i.llowing dei.:rited pfoperry .as set forth In 'said
Final Judgment, to wit:
SEE ATTACHED LEGAL MADE A
FART HERETO i).V' hEFIE.OF
Dated: 2/28/01 '
... ', ". D,'UGLA-' C BIR,,iNG. i-t 11
A: Clerk of the Court
B. Ton\a Knox
A' Deput, Cleik
EXHIBIT "A" ;
Commence at a St Joe Paper Company concrete
nionunient itmarking the rWAcuor,,er .I tre rJE I 4 of
the NE I 4 of Secu:.n 26 Towninip 3 South Range
I0 WAezt. Gulf Countr,. Floria th,:nce go S.;tll 00r
degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East long the West
boundary line .l the NE I 4f l'tne 'E I J-1 a n.or,-
unientedJ for a .aislnce tl I .1 ,f 0 feet fcor ihe FOirW T
OF BEGINNING. Front said Point of Beginning go
South 89 degrees 55 minutes 00 seconds East fora
dista.n.,:e o fr, 0 feei thenc,.e g. ieti, tl O) deees
12 mlnute5s _.econd. 'aClt for a ,3itin,:eof a18h 74
S et t io the Nort'her rir it .:i1' a line ,i.'J FO.r Fi 'tl. a
Ri-au. iherc,.c o. s,,uLh i deecl fe i. rinule.- I I
o aecona \%es alvig -'ar'l Artherl rirai cf .wva line
tor a distance of'- f 3 o feet r:. the ,'e_? bot unlr. line
of the NE 1, 4 1 the NE I 4 .Af saw, 5ecur, 26.
thence go North ,-X degree ,iiinuief t semconid;
WVe-t alone the .Wezt boundary, ii',e of th rJCE i 4 of
tne NE I 4 focr a di.it -,ce lf 1 _11J eeL i't.a the Point
of Beginning Sid parcel of ianrd I.ting )nd b'-irg in
the NE I.. 4 of the NE I, 4 of Section 26. Township 3
South. Range tO \V'-et C ull Courtr Foirida. and
hAving an are ol'i 44 acre.,. raore or le '
2tc. March 8 and 15 2001
NOTICE FOR BIDS
North Florida Child Development Inc of Gulf.
Calhoun. LIDerrt. a'kulla anrd a. dison Counties
,ill accept sealed Cids for health .er-'ics The pro-
posal mal, include all of tne counrieE or specific
countlie A cop,/of the requirements and specifica-
tions can be obtain at North Florida Child
Development Inc.'s office at 200 North 2nid Street,
Wesahitchka, Florida at (850) 639-5080.
Al bias should be 'urnittied ,i b]ore 4 PM C-T on
March 30. 2QO0 to rJorttn Florida Cnlld
Development. Inc PO Box .38. Wewahltchka. FL
32465 Please crark on the outiide ofi the envelope
(SEALED PROF,.:'SAL tar Health Ser. ice-s
NFCD re-er'es the right to award this bil to an% one
company a: tell he rigni 'a reje.:i a,9\ o- all bid,s
which is in the bei interest of the NFC
lie. March 8 2,0,'.1
NOTICE FOR BIDS
North Florida Child De'-elopimrni inc of Gulf,
Calhoun. Liberty. W Aulia, and Ml.adion Counties
will accept sealed bids for community assessment.
services for thie peria OfI J3ai-uar, 2/cXoi-Deccni,Ccr
2001. A copy of the requiremerts and -peciftcautons
c n be obtain at North Fierida Child Development.
Inc s omice at 200 North 2nd Street, Wetiahltchka.
Florida at s8501 639-5060.
All bids should be submitted before 4 PM CST .o
March 23, 2001 to North 'Florida 9hild
Development, Inc.. PO Box 38, Wewahtchika FL
32465. Please mark onr the outside of the envelope
(SEALED PROPOSAL for Community Assessnment
NFCD reserves the right to award this bid to any. one
contpany as well as the right to reject any or all bids
which Is in the best interest of the NFCD.
Itc. March 8. 2001.
A' ., Oysters
S*Shrimp *Crabs *
Groceries e Gumbo
i Great Hamburgers
........ SS 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
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 Carmen L. McLemore
2tc, March 1 and 8, 2001. District
REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICES