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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 22, 2001
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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IUSPS 518-880
SIXTY-THIRD YEAR, NUMBER 29


The Star On Line at httlp:lluu/www.StarFL.com
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY. MARCH 22. 2001


Two Sections
32C Per Copy
Plus 34 Tax ...


Tom Sawyer Days Page 1B8
St. Joseph Catholic
Celebrating 75 Years
When? Where? Page 3A
Sharks Finish 2nd Out of
150 Track Teams
Details, Photos on Page 12A
Letters to the Editor
Internet Star...Sludge... Page 10OA
"Classifieds" Pages 4-5B
- Gators Win Bay Medical
Tournament Stats on Page 1I1A
Obituaries Pages 2-3B
Lady Gators at 7-2 Pg. 12A
School News head Page 7B
Worship Opportunities P. 2B

Amnesty Day Is
Sat:, March 24th
It's that time again!!!
Have you been wondering-
how you were going to dispose of,
those old batteries,. pesticides,
.paint, oil, solvents, etc.? Gulf
County Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford has an answer for you-
.bring them to Amnesty Day this
Saturday, March 24th, at the Gulf
County Courthouse parking lot
between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (east-
ern time) for collection.-
Gulf County sponsors the
:Amnesty Day collecuon program
annually in an effort to help local
residents nd themselves of house-
hold hazardous waste.
Some of the items that will be
accepted. include-paint, oil, sol-
v'ents, fuel. battenes- antifreeze.-
lead, arsenic. silver. cleaners. flu-
orescent lamps, mercury contain-
ing devices. pesticides, and other
g .pollutants. Due to the hazardous
nature of certain components in
home computers, old computer
hardware will also be accepted.
Anyone with questions about
the program can call the Gulf
County Solid Waste Department
at 227-3696.
Pressurized cylinders, explo-
sives, biohazardous or radioactive
materials will not be accepted.,


"Port" Back In Port St. Joe



St. Joe Company and Port Authority Sign 26 Acre Land Deal


Over the past 20 or so years,
activity at the port has been
rather sparse. In fact, except for
some shipments of paper in 1997,
there has been almost no activity
of which to speak.
This could all change after
last Thursday's land transaction
between the St. Joe Company and
the Port St. Joe Port Authority.
They inked the deal for the Port
Authority to purchase two parcels
of property totalling nearly 26
acres.
A 3.9 acre parcel will serve as
a new. ship's berth or dock and is
located along St. Joseph Bay at
the end of First Street. This is the
site of the old port side warehouse
and dock.
Another 22 acres is being
purchased to serve as a staging
area and storage area. It's located
just off Highway 98 and along
Industrial Road on. the Gulf
County Canal side of the road-
way.
Port Director Tommy Pitts is
optimistic that the community
will see seaport activity in the not-
too-distant future. He said the
earliest this might happen would
be sometime this summer.
"Trade growth is doubling
about every six to seven years in
Florida and there is no reason
that the Port of Port St. Joe can't.
place itself in position to take full
advantage of that shipping
growth." Pitts said.
Port Authority Chairman
Robert E. Nedley is also glad to'
see the transaction completed,
"Our board is delighted to acquire.
this acreage so that we can begin
implementing our plans to reacti-
vate the Port of Port St. Joe and
be, a catalyst for much needed
economic growth in our
community. .
"Our vision is to attract the
maritime commerce that will cre-
ate solid, well-paying jobs in Port
St. Joe. While we need more. land
to make that vision a reality, we
know how much this opportunity
will mean to pur citizens and we
will re.-double our ongoing efforts
to make the best use of our


{Standing, from left] Harold, Carl, Eugene, and Danny Raffield
gathered around to look over what probably was one of Raffield
Fisheries more interesting "catches" during its fishing history.


WWII Mine Caught


By Raffield's Boat


Fishermen aboard the Capt.
Salty caught a bit more than they
bargained for last week while fish-
ing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Eugene Raffield said the ves-
sel was unloading at the dock
Friday when- crew members dis-
covered a large corroded metal
ball in and amongst the catch.
Upon closer .inspection, he
discovered that the catch


appeared to be an unexploded
WWII mine. The device was placed
on the dock and calls were placed
to the Gulf County:Sheriffs Office
and Tyndall Air Force Base bomb
squad.
Gulf County Sheriffs Office
Captain Joe Nugent said the
Tyndall bomb squad checked the
device out and determined that it
was a dummy and was of no dan-
ger of exploding.


resources," he concluded.
Revitalizing the part is not an
easy or inexpensive project. The
Port Authority has received a $2
million Florida Seaport Transpor-
tation Economic Development
grant from the state and will put
in $2 million in matching funds
for the purpose of renovating the
port facilities and developing the
out-parcel for use.
"Revitalizing the Port of Port
St. Joe is a key element of the
state's economic development
strategy for Gull County." said
Pamella: Dana, director of the
Governor's Office of Tourism,
Trade and Economic Develop-
ment which helped facilitate the
transaction.


Earliest port

activity could be

this summer ...


"This is an important step
toward banging new port facilities
to Port St. Joe that can help build
a stronger, more diverse local
economy. These seaport facilities,
as well as other infrastructure
such as the region's highway sys-
tem, are critical for the future of
Gulf County," Dana added.
'"This is great progress, but it
is just the beginning," said Clay
Smallwood, president of the St.
Joe Timberland Company and
head of, Gulf County operations
tor .(the St. Joe' Company.
SSmallwood managed the transac-
tion for the St. Joe Company.
"The port's comeback can
now begin. A revitalized port will
give Port St. Joe the chance to
compete for a wide variety of mar-
itime commerce," commented
Smallwood.
Pitts also stressed that much
work is left to complete. "We
believe that this natural port is a,
key economic strength of our
community. Shipping and port
activities were initiated here. 300
years ago, and large sailing ships


21 Turtles


Released


In SJBay

by: Barbara Eells
Twenty-one of the "cold-
stunned" sea turtles, 19 green
and two Kemp's ,Ridleys,. were
released into St. Joseph's Bay at
Eagle Harbor in St. Joseph State
Park on Tuesday, March 13.
It is a closure of sorts to the
phenomenon that occurred in the
bay beginning. December 31 as
the temperatures plummeted into
the 20's for more than a 24-hour
time period. I
The sea turtles' body temper-
atures also dropped causing
hyperthermic shock Which culmi-
nated in a mass stranding of
these wonderful creatures. They
were alive but could not move due
to "cold stun" and were left float-
ing.. As the tides ebbed some were
left high and dry on the flats or in
grasses. Most were found floating
in an area of the bay from St.
Joseph State Park to the Old Salt
Works Cabins area where the first
were found by vacationers.
The cold-stunned turtles were
taken to Gulf World Marine Park
for rehabilitation, as is any live,
sick, or injured turtle is taken
during the year by local sea turtle
personnel. During the first week
of January, 403 (389 greens, 10
Kemp's Ridley, and four logger-
heads) juvenile sea turtles were
transported and placed in the
warm-water tanks with two recu-
perating dolphins, Savannah and
Granny, with 61 of those 403
being placed aside for necropsy.
Each turtle was evaluated, tagged,
weighed, measured, ard DNA
sampled and vaselined (to help
retain moisture) and then
(See TURTLES on Page 7A)


served the resort town of St.
Joseph in the 1800s. It is part of
our heritage. And with its renew-
al, we can speed the economic


recovery of our community.
"But this land transaction is
but one step on a long journey. To
reach our destination, we need


the adequate channel,-berths,
land, roads, and rail required of
(See PORT on Page 3A)


Seated, from left, are Port St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate, Jr., Port Authority Chairman Robert
Nedley, St. Joe Timberland President Clay Smallwood, and Port Director Tommy Pitts. Standing,
from left, are County Commission Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr., Port Authority member Greg
Johnson and Christine White. James Lawrence, Sunbelt Auto Carrier, and Port Authority member
Diane Scholz. Not pictured is Port Authority member Nolan Treglown.



PSJJ Receives Key to J. T.


Simpson Scouting Center


Jay Leffert, president of the
Port St. Joe Rotary Club, handed
the ceremonial key to the John T.
Simpson Scouting Center over to
Port St Joe Mayor Frank Pate
during the board's regular meet-
ing Tuesday evening.


Mayor Pate (who is .also a
Rotarian) pointed out that the
true value is probably closer to
$200,000. He thanked the organi-
zation for its efforts and contnbu-.
tion to the community .Several
members of the Rotary Club were


Rotarian Alien Cox hands over the key to Mayor Frank Pate.


The scouting center has. lbng
been a project of the Rotary Club,.
but Leffert was quick to point out
that only through the coopei-ative
efforts. of the community, city,
-county, and numerous individual
benefactors was the project able
to reach fruition.
He noted that the scouts
themselves were even involved in
helping raise funds f6r the con-
struction of the 3,000 square foot
building-giving the most recent
example of the Girl Scouts' dona-
tion of 10% of their yearly cookie
sale project toward construction
of the center.
While the facility was built at
a cost of just under $100,000,


present for the transfer of the
building.
The board also passed a teso-
lution dedicating the building's
use for the scouting organiza-
tions. Commissioner Benny
Roberts, who was a member of the
local scouting unit a, few years
back, told those present that it
was Ironic that the scouts' new
home is just a few yards away
from their long ago home-the
Centennial Building.
Accepts Bid for
Forrest Park South
The board accepted the bid of
Siprell Construction, of Port St.
Joe, to build the various additions


to Forrest Park South aspart of a
$150,000 state park and recre-
ation grant program.
Siprell Construction's bid of
just under $137,000 was the sec-
ond lowest bid, but the lowest bid
($107,434) requested to pull' out
of the bidding process because of
a mistake made in the tabulation
of his figures.
Commissioners instructed
Preble-Rish, Inc. engineer Bill
Kennedy to negotiate with the
contractor and match the bid to
the money available for this part
of construction of the. park (just
over $100,000). Several items will
have to be reduced or changed in
order to fund the park.
In Other Business
*Bill Kennedy outlined hold-
ups with the Frank Pate Park boat
ramp project which is overdue for
completion. Recent rains and
stormwater run-off issues have
made it impossible to pour
cement for the ramp improve-
ments.
The board .agreed to. take
action moving the city's stormwa-
ter outfall away from the ramp
area.
*Heard the first reading on
two or dinances-1) dealing with
regulating tobacco use at certain
city parks; and 2) an ordinance
regulating flea markets/yard
sales [this ordinance limits per-


(See CITY on Page 3A)


The John T. Simpson Scouting Center in its completed stage-already in use by area youngsters.


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The Port is Back



In Port St. Joe

Back in the "heydays" of port activity, it was not unusual for two
or three ships to be docked along the back of the mill and extended
docks along St. Joseph Bay.
Over the past 20 or so years. there has been very little port activ-
ity. Just a few years ago,. the community did get excited when Florida
Coast Paper Company brought a few ships, in and exported bome
linerboard overseas.
In the background during this span of port inactivity has been a
group of individuals who have neyer given uip on a dream to one day
see the port regain that status of days. gone by. In fact, the Port
Authority has borne the- brunt of several unsuccessful efforts to get
to a nest egg of funds that might one day be used to spur redevelop-
-ment of the port.
Because of the frugal efforts of those individuals, we could be on
the cutting edge of something huge at the old port.
The Port of Port St. Joe is one of only 14 ports in the state of
Florida. Throughout history it has been recognized as one of the
finest natural ports that God made around these parts.
During last Thursday's contract signing. Port St. Joe Mayor
Frank Pate, Jr. clearly pointed out just how big port development
,dould be-"I venture to say when the port gets going it will replace the
jobs lost by the mill's closure." ..
I know a lot of folks who are hoping and praying that it all works
Put that way,. We certainly owe a debt of gratitude to present and past
members of the Port Authority for not losing sight of their dreams
-and an important part of our future.


Ads and Pictures


Are Online Now!!

A few months ago I used this space to talk about my/our New
Year's resolution to expand and improve The Star's web page.
At the time I didn't really expect that 2 1/2,months into the new
year we'd be approaching reaching those goals. Now if you don't: own
a computer or are not hooked up to the Internet, you probably won't
understand the significance of the verbage in the rest of this editori-
al.
At this writing. we have completed adding advertising, pictures,
and legal advertising to our online service. Contract and regular
advertisers will now find advertisements for' their businesses online .
.. Furthermore. if they have a web page, the web'.address is list.,
'and a person wishing additional information need only to clik on-fie
web address to be. linked directly to that page.
For example, if someone was looking for a realtor, they need only
to zip over to the realtor section where each realtor/advertiser is list-
ed in. alphabetical order. Name, addresses, phone numbers; and
other pertinent information is listed along with the web address.
-Click on the web address aid a visitor can "surf the web" right over
.to a direct link to the realtor's site where they would likely view much
more data.
Folks can also now see .online many. of the same photos -that are
printed in the hard copy. of the paper... : : .
Classified ads have been orline for some time now and "they are
updated daily as ads are placed with The Star. The classified services
ads are also now online, along with the, public notices and legal
advertising.
At the present time, this is all being done free of charge!!!
Sometime in the not-too-distant future. we'll be trying to figure
out exactly how we're going to,make all of this effort pay for itself and
there will be some type of nominal charge to remain online. '
In the meantime, we hope everyone will continue to enjoy our web
site (StarFL.com) and we'll work hard to keep improving the look.
Many folks have already e-mailed us with various comments and
suggestions' and we. hope' .you will continue to do that at
news@StarFL.coinm. We appreciate your help and input as we strive to
extend our service limits. '


The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001


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Hunker Down With Kes by KesleyColbert



We Had Our Own Awards!


I taught school for twelve
years. I didn't win teacher of the
year. So I quit.
Not only did I not win this
prestigious honor-I never even
got nominated for it! I think letting
Keith and The Mad Russian slip
over to Swan's store for the dough-
nuts and fried cherry turnovers
every day for two years might have
been my downfall'.
Or maybe it was pitching those
pennies with Jay and the boys.
Surely it wasn't counted against
me because I climbed on a desk
and shouted one time. And I knew
better than to chew tobacco in
*class Maybe I shouldn't have
let Mike and Robert fight, I didn't
realize how serious they were....
but we did move the chairs back!
SPutting down those giant yel-
low footprints all over the school


leading any potential "candidates'
to the huge Sasquash poster was
all in Iun. We meant no harm. And
although Big Foot is usually asso-
ieated with a more northern clh-
,mate. he (or shel has been spotted
oi oa-sion sotILh of tilhe NMason-
DL\on line.
I probably shouldn't have
taken the seniors' money when I
refereed those Jr.-Sr. powder puff
football games. I never did know
how Patti Parker found out .
but my ears are still burning.
Maybe it was my cowboy
boots'.
I don't know. Maybe I never
understood the criteria involved in
the teacher of the year award. Or it
could have been the card tricks
and chess games during American
Government classes. But you
think about that-chess games,
card tricks, American Government

I bet you Jane Fonda had
'something to do with it. She some-
how got word to the school officials
about me! We were getting the
truth out and she couldn't stand
it!


You know. it could have been
all those lectures on red socks and
Big C's .
I was concerned for every stu-
dent. W\hy do you think I put
Danny in the seat behind the
smartest girl in the class? As soon
as I realized that Robbie wouldn't
say much I pulled his chair next to
the talkingest girl in the class. I
gave the "two young Rushing
twins" one test between 'em. I was-
n't going to "'score" one above the
other. Chester worked so hard on
everything-he was going to pass
on effort alone. And: I always.,
remembered it was Sander ..
with no s!
SI g4ve bonus points for class
related information. Well, it was an
Amencan Government cfass and.
Loretta Lynn is an American!
I tried to maintain a dignified'
and even keel. Except when Red
and Teresa and some other degen-
erates rolled my yard two nights in
a row! And I got a little perturbed
when some of the guys would near
'bout run me over in the parking
lot before school-and then'fail. to
make it .to my first period class.
And the jock strap hung over the


ceiling lights was a strange way to
quit the team ....
I tned to remember ever.' stu-
dent's name. Now that could be a
bit tough when you\'e got kids like
Wood-Eve. Telly, Pooh. I Forgot.
Super Nat. Hammer. Coon-Eyes.,
Bean, Fuzz, Stick. Bobo. Kaz,
Virice, W-e-e-e-s, Hose, I Forgot II,
Skully, Waffle, Flash ....
Perhaps I 'shouldn't have
taken Chief- and Chris to
Tehnessee. But shoot, all the other
teachers were getting kudos for
their field trips. And, I don't think
the school ever found out about
the barn falling on Chris. I thought
he was dead. Now that would have
cost me some votes!
,And let me tell ou lest you
have forgotten,: Kathenne Regina
threw the erasers-not me!
A couple of big racial rightss
might have kept me from, being
teacher of the year. Me and some
of the kids realized that if you had
a riot in January you might dis-
rupt a day. But the next day things
were pretty much back to normal.
we got to pondering, let's have a
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


My How TimeFlies When You're Just A Teenager-At earth!


ANOTHER YEAR HAS rolled
around and I'm a year older. I
never thought I wouildreach this
milestone and it's hard to believe
that I have.
As the old saw goes, "If I had
known I was -going to live this
long I -would' have taken better
care of myself."
Here I am, 74 years of age
and I haven't seen the Grand
Canyon, yet! I haven't shot a deer;
I haven't shot a wild turkey; I
haven't water or snow skied,
although I have had my share of
boating and trudging through the
snow.
I'm too old for certain things
and'not old enough for others. I
guess you could call me a teenag-
er of elderly people.
I guess you could say I have
reached, the age of independence.
I can say what I want to -without
reprisal, and. go' anywhere I can
get somebody to drive me. I can
do anything I want, just 'so long
as my wants don't get too ram--


bunctious and I don't get too far
away from my doctor.
One thing I am NOT going to
do, and that is I am NOT going to
once again assume the, editorship
of this marvelous newspaper! .
even if I am now old enough to
know better.

WHAT COMES WITH reach-
ing the 74 year mark?
I have all sorts of health prob-
lems, but I still don't feel like I'm
74. That's an age those "older
folks" .reach. I attended my first
AARP meeting last Wednesday
and I felt like a fish out of water,
- although I was as old as half the


'ones present I was one of the few
that walked with a cane!
These birthdays are coming
along right regular these days. It
seems only a week ago that I
experienced my-.73rd birthday.
I 'saw Dot' Ellzey's memorial
for her husband in last week's
paper..He died in 1981! I remem-
ber. I was in the hospital receiving
my first hip replacement when he
died and here I sort of remem-
bered getting it around 1985!
Time flies! ,
Especially,' when you reach
74!

I RECEIVED TWO. congratu-,


latoty birthday cards early last
Week, before my birthday, whichh
by the way, was Tuesday of this
week.
One was from my brother and,
sister-in-law from out in
Spokane, Washington, who sent
me a card they probably meant to
, send someone else. It had verbage
telling me what a fine "fellow I
was, and how I was a "valued
member of the family," and they
thought they would keep me in
that status, now.
The other was from a hospital
in Panama City, that I rarely ever
use. I 'don't know how they knew
it was my birthday, but they
wanted me to know they were
available. I had just as soon stay
away from those type' institu-
tions, if it's all the same to them.

I RECEIVED A telephone
call, Wednesday of Jast week,
telling me that another of my high
school classmates had.
died-another reminder- that, I


was reaching the gray beard
stage.. '
Frances Mobley called from
her home in Pensacola to tell me
that her brother, Alfred "Pete"
Rhames, had died, of emphysema.
That makes three former
classmates, to die inside of a year! .
First, there were Carl and -Billie
Jean Guilford, and now Alfred
Rhames. There weren't many of
us to begin with. Most of the boys
went off to war before graduating,
-but some of them weren't old
enough yet.
Alfred went right after gradu-
ation and, came out with the rank
of sergeant. He joined the
reserves and was quickly promot-
ed to lieutenant.
Alfred went to college in
Oklahoma and married an
Oklahoma gifl, automatically
becoming an "Okie," himself.
He was in the coaching and
school business for many years,
and was a superintendent of pub-


lic instruction in his later years.;
Alfred was one of the
"Highland View Rhames." He lived
on First Street. I courted his sis-
ter for a short while before I, met
Frenchie. I went out to the
Rhames' house every Friday night
for a month or two, and we would
listen to the "Lucky Strike Hit
Parade" with Frank Sinatra, while
sitting in the porch swing.

THURSDAY, THE ROTARY
Club speaker was a person who
took 'part in the battles of the
Pacific islands during World War
II. At the end of his talk, he
remarked that most everyone
there was too young to remember
these, battles and the circum-
stances surrounding them.
I remember them, just, like it
happened yesterday; another
indication that I am, truly, 74
years old. The speaker was O-L-D,
and looked the part, so I guess I
belong in the same category!


-THE STAR-


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The spoken-rword 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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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001


St. Joseph Catholic


Marks 75th on Sunday


Parishioners have been busily preparing for this weekend's 75th anniversary festivities.


City
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sonal yard sales to one per quar-
ter].
eGranted activity permit to
St. Joe Natural Gas Company.
*Agreed to a variance request
from John Hendry at Lots 9 and
10, Block 66 (1511 Monument
Avenue). '
*Agreed with a recommenda-
tion .by Mayor Frank Pate to
request .the Merchants
'Association to contact merchants
and property owners along Reid
Avenue and cooperatively set up a
workshop to discuss parking
problems along the roadway.
*Agreed to advertise a varl-
ance for firewall construction for
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The St. Joseph Catholic
Church in Port St. Joe will be
holding its 75th anniversary mass
to the area on March 25th. Priests
and administrators who served
this parish in the past are being
r invited back to help celebrate this
great event. A mass will be held at
4:00 p.m.. ET. in the current
church located at the corner of
Monument Avenue and 20th
Street.
A reception will follow imme-
diately after the mass in the
church hall. Heavy hors d' oeu-
vres will be served along with
refreshments. There are plans to
show pictures, slides, and display
memorabilia from past church
events.
Father Tom Guido and the
parish invite the entire Port St.
Joe community to attend. This
will be a chance to visitt with
catholic priests, administrators,
and old friends who lived and
served here over the last 75 years.
The St. Joe Sound music
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.

Shopping Center. The request was
made by Gulf County Building
Official Michael Hammond on
behalf of GAC Construction.
Hammond pointed out that
the request did not compromise
the fire safety of the structure,
but was a different way to achieve
the requirements than is spelled
out in the city's ordinance.


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Republican Women


would like to invite you to join them for


dinner off April 20th at 7:00 p. m.


at Butler's Restaurant in Port St. Joe




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Representative Bev Kilmer



Cost of the Dinner is $20 per Person l


Reservations may be made by mail to:
: G.F.R.W. !
P., O. Box 616, Port St. Joe, FL 32457
or by calling
647-2923 or 229-8430.

Please specify your preference of Steak or Seafood when
making your reservations.


Seating is Limited, so Reserve Your Seat Today!

*********


The St. Joseph Catholic 'Church construction began in 1924. Pictured above are front and side
views taken during the building process. It's easy to see that many additions and renovations have
taken place since that time, but the main sanctuary has remained essentially the same. Photos
are courtesy of the Eells family.


Port


ports in today's competitive world.
Fortunately, our leaders in
Tallahassee recognize the need
and the opportunity here in Port
St. Joe, and are working with us
to achieve our goals," Ptts added.

Kesley

"big one" say, a couple'of weeks
before school is, out. If we do it
right, we might get the rest of the
school year off.
Someone had to organize these
riots.
We naturally had to get both
black and white volunteers to pull
this off. Some had to shout racial
epitaphs at each other. Some had
to throw chairs. We had to smuggle
in several 32 ounce "belly washers"
to toss. That, was the hardest
part-getting someone to volunteer
to "catch" a bottle up side the head.

Teaching school is hard work.
And you may not believe this,
but every child that shows up is
not just busting every gut they've
got to learn! You can lead an FCAT
to water ....
Maybe it wasn't my fault!
Maybe it was the students that
kept me from being teacher of the
year. I've got a couple of stories
about Irene you just wouldn't.
believe . and do you think
Doug, Ricky or Nancy showed up


Port Master Plan,
The Port Authonty is also in'
the midst of a Port Master Plan
'and Dredging Study. During a '
recent public meeting held to seek
,-comments on the study, it could

(From Page 2)

for every ,class pleading, "Please
teach .me something today,
Coach?"' '.
And I'll tell you when I started
thinking that perhaps I needed to
make a career change. It was that
class with Debbie Burns and Hank
Murphy I'm telling you, there-are
'saints that couldn't have made it
through that year! Debbie could
talk the wet ears off a braying jack-
ass. And never realize when the
poor animal fell over, hearless ..
I had an administrator find
out about Keith and The Mad
Russian dashing out for food. He
congratulated me on my efforts to
get to know each child and to
make them feel important and
loved& He musta been a psychology
major. He was thrilled with my
interaction with these two young
students and proud of my efforts
"to include them."
Shoot, we hadn't had any
breakfast. It was bellyology that we
were concerned about....
What A Hoot!
Coach


From Page 1


be plainly seen that the port is
very', strategically located geo-
graphically.
The Port of Port St. Joe was
shown as a hub for the possible
central port of shipments from
Mexico and Central America on
the charts and maps shown.. The
port is in an excellent location to
capitalize on shipments through-
out the Southeastern United
States and Eastern Seaboard,
according to the demographics
displayed 'by the study group.
Port St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate
agrees the: port's future is bright.
"This is probably about as happy
an occasion as the announcement
of the mill was back in 1937,".he
said. Pate also said it would not
surprise him at all to see port
related jobs replace jobs lost
when the mill shut down a few
years ago.
Gulf County Commission
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. was
also present at the contract sign- .
ing and joined Mayor Pate in his
optimism. He stated that the port
transaction was an important
step toward a brighter future for
the citizens of Gulf County.
Over the next few months,
activity at the site will include
engineering work for the rebuild-
ing of the docks and bulkhead.
The existing warehouse will also
be torn down by the St. Joe
Company as part of the agree-
ment for purchase.





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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001

T Third Birthday!
Kristiana Caitlyn Arnold,
daughter of John and Kathy
Arnold, celebrated her third birth-
day with three special events.
On February 5th Kristiana
celebrated with her family at her
home in Beacon Hill.
On February 6th, Kristiana's
actual birthday, she celebrated
with her friends and special care
giver.
To culminate her birthday
occasion, Kristlana celebrated at
Chuck E Cheese in Panama City
with family' and friends on
February 10th.


7th & 5th Birthdays
Dalton and Deidra Heape of
Lynn Haven recently- celebrated
their seventh and fifth birthdays
respectively each with parties at
Gymnastics Plus.
Both children attend Holy
Nativity Episcopal School in
Panama City. They are the grand-
children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Stebel of White City.


The Gulf County
Tourist Development
Council is now accept-
ing funding requests for
the 2001-2002 fiscal
year.
Request forms may
be picked up at the TDC
office,(Robert M. Moore
Administrative
Building) or you may
call Paula at 229-7800.
All requests need to be
turned, in prior to April
2, 2001 by 5:00 p.m.


Senior Citizens to
Hold an Outreach
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be conducting an out-
reach on March 22, at Liberty
Manor Apartments. This outreach
will begin at 10.00 a.m. Staff from
the Senior Citizens will be going
door to door .i\ing b out neforma-
tion about the many services
available by the Gull County
Senior Citizens to people 60 and
over. Please call 229-8466 for
more information about their ser-
vices. ..


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Allen and Cathy Cox of Port
St. Joe and Bruce and Donna
Criswell of, Radford, Virginia,
announce the engagement of their
daughter Melissa Cox to Bart
Murphy, both of Austin, Texas.
Bart's parents are Celeste
Murphy and Bart Murphy, both of
Atlanta, Georgia.
The bride-elect is a graduate
of the University of Florida and is
currently attending graduate
school at the University of Texas.
Her fianc6 is a graduate of the
University of Georgia and is also
attending graduate school at the
University of Texas. Both will'
graduate in May.
A July 14th wedding is,
planned in Apalachicola, at

Plants of The Bible
The Sea Oats and Dunes'
Garden Club met Tuesday. March
13, at the Gulf County Beaches
Volunteer Fire Station Com-
munity Hall. Margaret Whitney-
'Smith, president. called .the
meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.,
, ET. The ,guest speaker, Jo
McGlamery. and her granddaugh-
ter, Trista, were, were 'welcomed.
McGlamery, a member of the
Chipley Garden Club. presented a
most interesting illustrated pro-
gram on "Plants of the Bible." As
she spoke of the "big four" the fig.
olive and wheat or barley, her
granddaughter, and Mary
Hendricks placed examples of
these plants in. a grapevine
wreath. Trees of the Lord are
cedar (juniper) and cedars of
Lebanon and trees of the land
were fruit, nut and palm (date)
trees. Other plant growth
McGlamery mentioned included
vegetables, thorns, grasses,
rushes and cotton. Flowers placed
were tris. lilies, narcissus, rose of
sharon and other roses. There are
Biblical scriptures to substantiate
each of these plants and trees. At
the end of her presentation it was
'... a delight to see such a beautiful
wreath.
On Friday. March 30, a trip to
Eden State Park to view the roses
is planned. Contact Whitney-
Smith if you would like to attend.
Hendricks announced that
the Arbor Day Foundation .is ask-
ing everyone to vote for America's
National Tree. One may go online
at arborday.org to cast your vote,
or you can write your selection on
a three by'five card and send it'to:
National Tree, The National Arbor
Day Foundation, Nebraska City,
NE 68410. Voting ends midnight.
the day before National Arbbr
Day, the last Friday in April. They
are looking for a very special
tree-one that would best reprje-
sent all of America's magnificent
trees.
The next meeting will be thee
installation of officers at a luhi-
cheon at the St Joseph B&y
Country Club on April 10 at 10:00
a.m., ET.


S HAPPY
"GOLDEN" BIRTHDAY
to
Matthew White
and
Kayce Knox

22 Yeais

on March 22nd
We Love You,
Mom & Daddy


Final Wedd
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Nedley
would like to announce the final
wedding plans for their daughter,
Patricia, to Jonathan Fletcher of
Lake Wales. Jonathan is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Long of Win-
ter Haven and Mr. and Mrs. John
Fletcher of Lake Wales.
The couple will be united in
holy matrimony at 6:00 p.m. on
March 24 in Lake Wales Lutheran
Church, located at 640 South
Scenic Highway in Lake Wales.
A reception will follow the cer-
emony at 7:00 p.m. at the Admi-
ral's Inn, 5665 Cypress Gardens
Boulevard, Winter Haven. All

Miss Valentine
Pageant Pictures
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens have pictures of the recent
Miss Valentine Pageant. Anyone
interested in getting some made
are asked to call Jerry Stokoe at
229-8466. They will need the con-
testants name/number. The cost
will. be .50 cents for a standard
size.


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friends and relatives are cordially
invited to. attend.


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Trinity Episcopal Church.

Thank You N
All students in Port St. Joe
Elementary School celebrated
"Read Across America" on March
2. Students in grades kinder- ..S o
garten-second grade joined mil-
lions of students across the W ... .
nation in a week long celebration
,on March 5-9. -
Parents of students in these -
grades were invited to come to the'
library with their child and read a
Dr. Seuss book in honor of his
97th birthday0. Many parents T ,. 'ST A R
came bringing their favorite Dr.
Seuss books and read them to the
children.
This "Read Across America"
celebration in the Library, Media
Center was staged to promote lit-
eracy and to help make students C t
aware ofjust how much fun read- -
ing really can be. "The Cat in The
Hat" by Dr. Seuss was by far the
most popular book of the week.
Parents and students just wanted ,
.:to hear this once again.
Anne Barrier, media special-
ist, wishes to' thank all of the... A new line of Scrapbooking SLUpplie' .1will be
many parents., grandparents and on' display when The Star moves to its new
other relatives who came to read.
Everyone truly helped to encour- location ii early Apt il at 209-211 Reid Avenue!!
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the 2001 celebration in the Port TODAY
St. Joe Elementary Library.



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PAINT OIL SOLVENT
And gang members Fuel, Batteries, Antifreeze, Lead,
Arsenic, Silver, Cleaners, Fluorescent Lamps,
Mercury Containing Devices, Pesticides,
(and other pollutants).

.If you find these villains hiding out in your home round them up and bring 'em in.

Gulf County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
March 24 Gulf County Courthouse
9 AM 3 PM Eastern Time

Due to Hazardous Nature of Certain Components in Home Computers, We Will be Accepting Old
Computer Hardware including Processors, Monitors, Keyboards, Printers, Scanners, etc.
CESQG waste accepted at a reduced rate.
Not accepted: pressurized cylinders, explosives, biohazardous or radioactive materials.


REWARD

Put Hazardous Waste in its place. Keep Gulf County Beautiful!
For more information, please call the Gulf County Solid Waste Department at 850-227-3696.


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Fischbeck-Howell
Engagement Plans
Loren D. and Sally A.
Fischbeck of Orlando announce
the engagement of their daughter.
Kyra Fischbeck of Warrenton.
Virginia to Steve Howell. son of
Corbett and M. Elizabeth Howell
of Port St. Joe.
Kyra. is a graduate from
Manhattanville College in White
Plains, New York..
Steve is a graduate of Port St.
Joe High School and Florida State
University in Tallahassee.
A May 26 wedding is planned.

GCCC Benefit Concert
The Student Activities Board
of Gulf Coast Comniunity College
will present a benefit concert on
March 29 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
at the Amelia Center Theatre on
campus
The scheduled entertainment
is the group 'The Return," billed
as "the most authentic Beatles
tribute band."
Morc information is available
at www.thereturrnonline.com. A
$500 scholarship will be given
away as a door prize ind tickets
are $3.00 for the public. The con-
cert is free for all GCCC students.


NOTICE TO ALL GULF COUNTY BED TAX COLLECTORS:


As of April 1, all bed taxes collected


are to be paid directly to the


Gulf County Tax Collector's Office.


IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL 229-7800
Ordinance Number 2001-01
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IHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001 PAGE 5A


2001 Miss Easter Pageant


The Ilse Newell Fund for the
, Performing Arts will present a
concert by the Bay Area Choral
Society at historic Tnmty Church.
Apalachicola on Sunday. March
25, at 4:00 p.m.. ET.
The Bay Area Choral Society
is composed of singers from
Apalachicola. Port St. Joe.
Eastpoint, St. George Island, and
Carrabelle. as well as "snow-
birds" who participate in the
annual December and March per-
formances.
r On this spring concert, Dr.
Tom Adams will conduct excerpts'
from the popular Broadway musi-
cals "Fiddler on the Roof" and
"Phantom of the Opera." Eugenia
Watkins will conduct choruses
from Mendelssohn's oratorio
l "Elijah." Brahms "German
Requiem" and the Easter portion
of Handel's "Messiah." Dr. R.
Bedford Watkins will accompany
on piano and organ.
The Ilse Newell concert Series.
sponsored by the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society is a 501 -C-
3 educational corporation in
Florida. A S2 donations requested
for each concert. For further infor-
mation. call Eugenia Watkins.
Chairman, at 850-670-8088.

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The. Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be conducting the sec-
ond annual "Miss Easter
Pageant." The pageant will be
open to any Gulf 'County pre-
school up 12th grade students.
Every contestant will. receive a
trophy. The judging will be as fol-
lows, kindergarten through first
grade, second through third
grade, fourth through sixth grade,
and seventh through twelfth
grade.
The pageant practice sessions
will be as follows: pre-school-first
grade, April .4, 4:00-6:00 p.m.,
second-sixth grade, April, 5, 4:00-
6:00 p.m., and seventh-twelfth,
grade, April 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Everyone will have a practice
* rehearsal in regular clothes on
April 6 at 6:00 p.m. The Miss
Easter Pageant will be held Apnril 7
it 7:00 p.m.
All practices will be held at
the Port St. Joe Elementary.
School Auditorium. The entry fee
will be $10.00 per contestant.
Applications will be available at


Ard's Florist, Melita's Boutique,,
Port St. Joe Elementary and High'
School. Applications are ,also:
available in Wewahitchka at the"
elementary school and high
school. The deadline is April 4.
They must have 30 contes-
tants at a minimum. All applica-
tions must be returned to where
you picked them up by the end of
school on April 4. All times are
eastern .
MBFD Fire Sale
The Mexico Beach Volunteer
Fire Department invites the public
to its second annual fire sale. The
sale will be held on Saturday,
April 14th at the fire station
located at 118 North 14th Street
in Mexico Beach from ,7:00 a.m.
until 3:00 p.m., CT.
All donated goods will. be sold
at reasonable prices, with pro-
ceeds going to the fire department
to be used for necessary equip-
ment etc. Hamburgers -will also be
sold.


Ladies, from left, are Jeanette Palmer, Sally Gainous, Elsie
Griffin, Brenda Ward, and Zebe Schmitt. The gentlemen in the
rear are "judges" Stan Kleski and John Golon.


Garden Clubbers

Keep Busy All Year


The home of John and Lou
Golon was the setting for the Port
St. Joe Garden Club's second


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annual "Holiday Lunch and Hat
Contest." John prepared the deli-
cious luncheon. Other hostesses
, *were Jeanette Palmer.' 'Delaine
Henderson,. Gladys Kleski, and
Pat Johnson.
Stan. Kleski and John Golon
were the judges of the hats. Each
lady had to parade in front of
them to show off their hat. It was-
n't an easy task, but they did
come up with the winners.
They were Jeanette Palmer.
Sally Gaindus, Elsie .Griffin,
Brenda Ward and Zebe Schmitt.
Since the club now has 47 mem-
bers, the event will have to be
held at the Garden Club next year
as they've outgrown the Golon's
house.
Preparing For Craft Sales
On: the fourth Thursday of,
each month, the Port St. Joe
Garden Club has a get together to
make handcrafted items to sell at
its spring sale (March 24) and at
the annual Christmas sale.
This year, the Christmas sale
will be different. They will be hav-
ing a booth at the "Christmas by
the Seashore" festival at Frank
Pate Park, instead of, at the
Garden Club.



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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001


Dixie Theatre Auditions


Gann Bros. & Tammy Kirkland Win Beacon Awards


The Gann Brothers took
home seven group and individual
awards during the Emerald Coast
Southern Gospel Music
Association Beacon Awards held
February 16th at the Martin
Theatre.
Fans did the voting for their
ECSGMA favorites and the Gann
Brothers received Song of the
Year ("This One's With Me"),
Album of the Year ("It's About
Time"), and Male Group of the
Year.
Individually, George Roberts
was named Musician of the Year,
Calvin Gann, Producer of the
Year, Calvin Gann, Songwriter of
the Year, and Kyle Peddie, Male
Vocalist of the Year.
The Gann Brothers' last three
singles have gone top 40 on the
national charts.
Phil and Calvin Gann live in
Panama City and Kyle Peddie and
George Roberts live in Hosford.


They all meet at the bus, leave
their families to travel and sing all
over the country in churches,
auditoriums, conventions, and
festivals.
They have appeared on many
national concert productions with
the most familiar being the
Gospel Music Television World
Premier in Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee, and the National
Quartet Convention in Louisville,
Kentucky.
The Gann Brothers have one
goal and that is to reach people
for Jesus Christ through the
music they sing and the words
they use. Whether in a small
church or a large auditorium the
message is the same. People need
the Lord!
They can be reached at
www.gannbrothers.com.
Other Beacon Awards were:
*Soloist of the Year, Tammy
Kirkland;


Celebrate Easter-Donate Blood


In order to help avoid a blood
shortage during the upcoming
Easter holiday, Northwest Florida
Blood Center and the Port St. Joe
community are teaming up to
host a community blood drive on
Saturday, April. 14. The drive is
being co-sponsored by the Mexico
Beach Branch Relief Society, the
women's organization of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
Day Saints, and Capital City
Bank. The drive will be held at
Capital City Bank on Highway 98
in Port St. Joe. Hours for this hol-
iday drive will be 10:00 until 3:00
ET.


* Holidays are historically a
below average collection time and
thereis a potential for above the
average usage of blood due to peo-
ple traveling and 'outdoor activi-
ties. Celebrate Easter by doing an
ill/or injured patient a priceless
favor--donate blood!
There will be special refresh-
ments. Share your good health-
donate blood.
You must be at least 17 years
old, weigh at least 105 pounds
and have. not given blood in the
past 56 days. A picture ID, is
required.


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*Female Vocalist of the Year,
Cricket Lee;
*Female Group of the Year,
Glorybound; and
*Mixed Group of the Year,
The Thompsons.


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The Dixie Theatre will be con-
ducting auditions and interviews
for the 2001 Summer Season on
March 23 in Panama City.
The, 2001 Summer Season
runs from June 1 through Sep-
tember 2 and consists of six
plays, each of which will be per-
formed for two weeks. There will
be a children's play performed
mornings from mid June to mid
July.
The auditions and interview
are 'for actors and actresses from
17 to 70 years old, stage crew who
want to learn, build and work
with scenery, furniture, cos-
tumes, lights, sound, and stage
management, and administrative
personnel to work with market-
ing., promoting, ticket and group
sales, funding, and grants. ,
Actors and actresses audi-
tioning should prepare a two to
.three minute scene or monologue,
or read a poem or story of three
minutes or less. If possible, bring
a picture and resume.
Those seeking an interview
for a position with a stage crew or
administration should prepare a
short resume of their experience.
Auditions will take place in
Panama City at the Amelia Center

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To sign up for an audition or
interview call Rosie O'Bourke ;at
(850) 872-3887 or Rex Partington
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Turtles


* Heidi Wells and Dick Seefeldt. Brittany Kropp and Dick Seefeldt.

VFW VOD & Essay District 17 Winners
The two local first place winners in the Voice of Democracy .and Essay Contests sponsored by John C.
Qainous VFW Post #10069 went on to win second place at the district level. They were both awarded a certifi-
cate and a $75 check.
;, Shown in the photos above are Heidi Wells, VOD winner, and Brittany Kropp, Essay winner, receiving their
.wards from Dick Seefeldt, Commander of VFW Post #10069. The post members extend their congratulations to'
both girls. ,
* The first place winner of the Essay contest in District 17 (whichis the local district) Natasha Johnson, spon-
sored by VFW Post #10555 from Bay Middle School of Walton County, won first place in the state, received a
$1,000 savings bond, and has now proceeded on to the national level. The district members are very proud of
her and wish her luck.
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on the corner. You sure have
grown into a very handsome
man, and a man of God.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CA55
Love, wife Patricia,, Carlos, John;
Lapamelia, Gregory, -..,r, ad Gran.ji-id;.
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Supporting Girls' Softball
Commander Dick Seefeldt of John C. Gainous VFW Post
# 10069 is shown presenting a $100 check to Sandy Pope, presi-
dent of the Port St. Joe Dixie (Girls') Softball League. The money
will be used to help purchase safety equipment for the Dixie soft-
ball teams.


released in the Gulf of Mexico at
the access point between Money
Bayou and Cape San Bias where
the waters were warmer than the'
bay at the time. Forty-three tur-
tles that continued to float or that
were injured by exposure to pro-,
pellers, eye injuries bidsds, or
fishing line encounters, and just
possible pneumonia or other
infections were sent to various
rehabilitation centers around the
State ot Florida.-
Tony Redlow. research scien-
tist at the Florida Marine
Research Institute in St.
Petersburg, and two employees of
the Florida Manne Aquanum in
Clearwater escorted 21 of those
turtles to St. Joseph State Park
'for release in Eagle Harbor.
After arrival at the State Park.
the turtles were demonstrating
their readiness to be released by
flapping their strong flippers mak-
ing popping noises. Tony set up a
tagging station so that each turtle
was tagged with flipper tags and a
pit tag and measured, then car-
ned the short distance to the
water where not one hesitated!
Well. one did. He is a Kemp's
Ridley named Floater" by Aquatic
Preserve Manager Tammy
Summers. Floater went on his,
way after exploring a little around
the park's manna.
Redlow stated that there were
threeturtles at Gulfanunm in Fort
Walton Beach that were to be
released soon and eight in Epcot's
Living Seas rehab that will be,
released in a few weeks herein
the bay. .-
Alley .Foley, -also a research
scientist and director o1 FMRI/dea
turtle program, stated that twoi
turtles had died in rehab raising
the total dead to 63.- Vultures
killed many of the turtles while
exposed. He said of the 47 hecrop-
sied, there were nine males and
38 females, pointing out that this.
is a normal ratio or male/female
because there are normally more

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females in sea title populations.
The fact that the sea turtles
(the green and Kemp's Ridley.are
endangered with the loggerhead
being a threatened species), were
in St. Joseph's Bay in large num-
bers, is an awakening to the pris-
tine and healthy bay that we are
privileged 'to haye in; outr back-
yard. Necropsies showed that the
turtles had been feediiag on the
grasses Juvenile greens eat an
assortment of shell fish and jelly-
fish as other youngsters do, but it


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is believed that they begin to graze
on grasses around six months of
age.
We folks who are natives or
long-time residents and new-com-
:ers who wish to share, have to
continue to take the responsibility
to keep this body of water, St.
Joseph's Bay, as pristine and
clean as possible in this day and
time of development. It is a beau-
tiful environment that can be,
i'shared by all with our creatures of
the water and land.


'rhese sea turtles were rescued near the Old Salt Works Cabins
and sent to Gulf World for rehabilitation.

Farmer Travels to Nation's Capital


Tammetrius R. Farmer, a stu-
dent at Salem High School. in
Conyers. Georgia, traveled to the
nation's capital as a participant,in
Presidential Classroom's Global
Business, e-Commerce and Public
Policy Program, a leading civic
education program. The March 10
through 17 program gave scholars
a first hand look at the interplay
of business and the federal gov-
ernment.
Joining hundreds of high
school students from across the
country and abroad. Tammetnus
took part in, seminars presented
by leaders presenting each
branch of government, business,
labor organizations, the military.
media and lobbying organizations.
Additionally. students are sched-


Tammetrius R. Farmer


p uled for a private tour of the White
House, appointments with their
senators and representatives
offices and a visit to a foreign
embassy. Also. included in the
program are half-day conferences
hosted by businesses and govern-
m. ent organizations in the
Washington area. Recent host
include the ,.Department of
Transportation, National Public
Radio, USA Today, the Environ-
mental Protection Agency, and
Mobil Oil Corporation.
Small-group workshops
'focused on issues such as busi-
ness and labor in U.S. foreign pol-
icy, job security, and private
sector influence on media.
Discussion and debate were bal-
anced with visits to Washington's
monuments and Smithsonian
museums, an evening of political
satire with the Capital Steps and
a commencement celebration.
Presidential Classrooms calls
for outstanding student leaders to
become active citizens. To partici-
pate. students must be juniors or
seniors in high school, hold a B"
average of higher, or rank, in the
top 25 percent of their class. and
be involved in community or
school co-curricular activities.
Tammetrius is the daughter
of Robert and Tammy Farmer of
Conyers, Georgia. She is the
granddaughter of Robert and
Thelma Lewis, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Farmer of Port St. Joe and
Lillie Mae Miller of Panama City.
She is the great-granddaughter of
Ethel Gardner, Pecola Smiley,
both of Port St. Joe and Margaret
Pace of Panama City.


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Mlf minutes

Gulf Coiunty S


FEBRUARY 6, 2001
The Gull' County School Board met in
regular esion or February 6. 2001. at
10:00 a m.. Er. ir the Media Center of
Wewahitchka High School. The following
members ruere present Mary Pndgeon
Chirlotte Pierce. Billh Quinn. Oscar Redd.
and Linda Wood The Supenntendent and
Board Attorney \%ere also present.
. .' Chairman Pndgeon presided
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Debbie
Gortman addressed the Board regarding
progress for a middle school in
\WeQtaritchka Torn Wazlaiek advised the
SBoard that he is conducting a campaign to
unionize educational support employees.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
Sb\ Mr Redd second by Mrs Pierce. and'.
unanimous cole. the Board adopted the
aiienda aminended to include pages 15a. 15b.
S15c 15d 15e. 151' personnel matters) and
replacement ol page 47 lutiliues report.
u CONSENT ITEMS: On mouon by Mr.
Quinn. second by Mrs. Wood, and unani-
mous vote the Board took noted action on
Sthe following, consent item;-
Aptro".l A Minutes. Approved minutes
of..leinuary 16. 2001 meeting,
S Budget Matiers Payment of Bills:
.Approved the following budget matters and
payment of monthly bills:
Budget Amendment IV General
Budget Amendment IV PECO
Budget Amendment IV Federal
Correspondence Acknowledged corre-
spondence from the family of Ada Davis.
Personnel: Approved Duane McFarland
for administrative position of assistant prin-
cipal at Port St. Joe High School effective
January 29, 2001.
Accepted resignation of Duane
McFariand from his supplementary pay posi-
tion of minuddle school baseball coach.
Approved transfer of Chuck Gafrion
from teaching position at Port St Joe High
School to a physical education teaching posi-
tion at Port St. Joe Elementary School effec-
tive February 6. 2001.
Approc ed Debbie Childress for an ESE
teaching position at Port St. Joe Elementary
Scho-ol effect,'e February 8. 2001.
Approved Doreen Mork for an ESE Pre-
K aide position at Port St. Joe Elementary
School effecure February 7. 2001.
Approved Tony Muina for the supple-
mentary pay position of assistant varsity
'baseball coach at Wewahitchka High School
for the 2000-2001 school year.
Approved family medical leave request
of Jan Brown from her teaching position at
Wewahitchka Elementary School for six
weeks beginning approximately February 1,
2001.
Approved Commander David Cuttino
be employed on a 10-i1 contract for the
2000-2001 school year.
Accepted resignation of Chip Garrett
from his supplementary pay position of soft-
ball coach at Port St. Joe Middle School for
the 2000-2001 school year.
Approved Chip Garrett for the supple-
mentar) pay position of assistant varsity


humane society with thefi
endeavor to build a new facility
and to house the animals.
This year's event is to be held
at Crystal Sands Realty, located at
1602 Highway 98 in Mexico
Beach.
Any and all donations are wel-
come, Please call Carolyn Lee at
227-7331 or Vickie Davis at 229-
1241, or any humane society
member.


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We're Purrr-fect Pets For Anyone!

Flopsy and Mopsy, two seven one male cat with short hair,
week-old female kittens with bob- white with orange ears; one brown
,tails would make perfect pets for tabby cat; one female tabby cat;
someone who wants to be loved, two akita mix males; two
but the gift of love is not limited to lab/spaniel females, humane
these alone. There are many oth- society will pay for spaying; three
ers at the humane society who large male black labs; one small
would love to be your pet. black male chow already neutered
At present the humane soci- and free; small yellow chow mix
ety has two orange and white kit- female; two Australian shepherds;
tens; four seven-week-old calico three puppies that are from small
kittens; one calico cat nursing dogs, one golden male dachshund
three small kittens; one white mix; ten puppies about, four
male long-haired, blue eyed cat; months old; and three fuzz balls.
For more information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
sanblasfl.com/sjbhs.


White Elephant Sale
The St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society will be hosting its. annual
white elephant sale on. Saturday,
April 28. There will also be a bake
sale as well as hamburgers, hot
dogs, and drinks being sold.
A few items will be auctioned
Flopsy and Mopsy off at this sale. Donating prizes to


GATES-VS-GATES

It looks as if St. Joe Paper Company is refusing, to open our
roads and continuing to enclose the public's wildlife, charging
to hunt what they do not own. A legal defense fund has been
opened on my behalf, the Gates-vs-Gates Legal Defense Fund,
account number 1692970, at Tyndall Federal Credit Unriion Iloca- ,
tions:

501 Cecil G. Costin Boulevard
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

9009 East 23rd Street
Panriama City, Fl 32401

838 South Tyndall Parkway
Parker, Fl 32404

Contributions may be made directly to the account by mail, or
in person at the above locations. Contributions may be mailed
directly to Jerry Gates, 233 South Bass .Drive, Wewahitchka, FL
3.2465 telephone (850) 639-2988.

ANYMORE

ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY has closed the roads;
Where's a country boy gonna drive, anymore?

ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY has closed the woods;
Where's a country boy gonna hunt and fish, anymore?

ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY has closed the Mill;
Where's a country boy gonna work, anymore?

It just doesn't seem like home. ANYMORE. u '

(By: Jerriy T. Gates)


Larry Stowell, vice president
of Arizona Chemical recently rec-
ognized United Food a'nd
Commercial Workers Local 836C
for an accident-free year, 2000,.
Said Stowell, "Completing an
entire year without an accident is
a significant achievement. The
Port St. Joe employees have
demonstrated that an accident-
free industrial environment is
possible. My congratulations to
the Port St.' .Joe team." Carl
Goodson, president of Local 836C
.added, "I am proud of my fellow
-employees. This accomplishment
shows what can be achieved when
we focus on safety."
Arizona Chemical, a company
of International Paper. is ,a global
leader in pine chemistry.
Headquartered in Jacksonville,
the company has eight manufac-
.turing plants in the U.S. and
seven- in Europe, and supplies
pine chemicals to the adhesives,
inks and coatings and oleocheini-
cals markets. Arizona-Chemical
also has researched and develop-

Expressed Gratitude
The family of Reverend Fred-
die Lee Henderson with grateful
hearts \acknowledge the many..
acts of kindness shown to them
during the illness and death of
their loved one. They pra%, that the
Lord will bless everyone forever-
more.
The Henderson Family,
The Turner Family'
The Byrd Family


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softball coach at Port St. Joe High School for
the 2000-2001 school year.
Approved Thorton Davis for the supple-
mentary pay position of %arstry baseball
coach at Wewahlitchka High School for the
2000-2001 school year.
Approved Sandy Quinn for the supple.
mentary pay position of junior varsity base.
ball coach at Wewahitchka High School for
the 2000-2001 school year. Also. clarified
that Mr. Quinn coaches junior varsity boys
basketball, and that he is not the assistant
varsity boys basketball coach.
SApproed Nathan Butler for the supple.
mentary pay position of junior varsity soft-
ball coach at Wewahnitchka High School for
the 2000-2001 school year. ,.
Approved request of Martha Sterzoy,
.secretary at Wewahiichka High School. that
she be allowed to change her resrignaiorn
date from July I. 2001 to Jul% 1.2002
Accepted resignation of Cathenne Mott
from her position oi fiscal clerk in the district
office to be effective within six months of
January 31. 2001.
,Approved ,request from Ben Causey,
maintenance worker in Wewahitchka.' to
change his retirement date from June 30
2003 to November 30, 2001 with all accrued
leave to be paid at that time.
Approved Mary. Ann Peak's transfer
from bus driver to office aide at Wewahitchka
Elementary, School to be effective January
23. 2001.,
Approved Vivian Patten for a supple-
mentary pay position of hospital!home-
bound teacher for a student enrolled in Port
St. Joe Elementary School for the 2000-2001
school year.
Approved funding request of Don Rich.
transportation coordinator, for two bus dri-
ver trainers to attend a training meeting
March 26-29. 2001.,
Approved Mary Lois McDaniel as a sub-
stitute maintenance/custodial worker for
the 2000-2001 school year.
Approved Sue McDaniel and Elalirie
Layton for supplementary pay positions of
hospital/homebound. teachers for students
enrolled, in Wewahitchka High School for'the
2000-2001' school year.
Accepted resignation of Teena Hayes
from her position of bus driver in
Wewahitchka effective January 19. 2001.
Approved Carol Porter as a substitute
teacher for the 2000-2001 school year.
Approved Carol Porter as a substitute
school food service worker for the 2000-2001
school year.
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: The
Superintendent reminded Board members
that a special meeting would be held at 1:00
p.m.. CT. in the Media Center. of
Wewahitchka Elementary School for the pur-
pose of opening bids on the Wewahitchka
Elementary School Additional Classrooms
Project.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce. second by Mr. Quinn, and unan-
imous vote. the Board approved submission
of a Safe and Drug Free Enhancement grant
in the amount of $24,953.00 for the 2000-


2001 school year.
WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL TRAFFIC/PARKING/SPORTS
COMPLEX: On moon by Mr. Redd. second
by Mr. Quinn and unanimous tote. the
Board approved recommendaLu:n 'of the
Superintendent to provide fund- In the
amount of 855.000 for a wiellness center at
Wewahitchka High School.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mrs Fierce second b% Mrs Wood.
and unanimou. tote. the Board approved
the following items In the Supenriendent s
report.
Approved, Sara Joe Wooten as voting
designee to the Gulf County Readiness
Coalition.
Approved funds to the Wewahitchka
Project Graduation 2001 in the amount of
S750 00
The Board reviewed Monthly Activity
Reports of' School Resource Officer for the
Port St Joe Middle/High Schools (January).
No action required
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting
adjourned at 10:55 a.m.m

FEBRUARY 6, 2001
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on February 6. 2001, at 1:00
p.m., CT in the Media Center of
Wewahitchka Elementary School. The follow-
ing members were present: Mary Pridgeon,
Charlotte Pierce, Billy Quinn, Oscar Redd,
andLinda 'Wood The Superintendent and
Board Attorney were also present.,
Chairman Pridgeon presided.
OPEN. BIDS FOR WES ADDITIONAL
CLASSROOMS PROJECT: Charles A.
Gaskin, Architect was present and opened
all bids received. The following companies
submitted bids: CSI, Inc., Eldridge
Construction, FCI, KMT, Inc., Kolmetz
Construction, Strickland Construction, and
Whiterock Construction. The apparent low
bidder was KMT, Inc.
The Board scheduled a special meeting
for February 9. 2001 at 2:00 p.m. ET, in the
Administrative Offices of the Gulf County
School Board, to award the contract.
The meeting adjourned at 1:35 p.m.
FEBRUARY 9, 2001
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on February 9. 2001. at 2:00
p.m., ET, in the Administrative Offices. The
,following members were present were pre-
sent: Mary Pridgeon, Charlotte Pierce, Billy
Quinn. Oscar Redd. and Linda Wood. The
Superintendent was present, and the Board
Attorney was absent.
Chairman Pridgeon presided.
AWARD CONTRACT FO,. THE
WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ADDITIONAL CLASSROOMS PROJECT: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce,
and unanimous vote, the Board .awarded the
contract for the Wewahitchka Elementary
School Additional Classrooms Project in the
amount of $594.820.10 to KMT, Inc.
The meeting adjourned at 2:25 p.m.


ment capabilities and a network
of sales ollices throughout the
world. The company employs
3.000 people, 95 of which are in
Port St. Joe.


PSJH Business Dept. Headed to State
On February. 22nd, nine students from Port St. Joe High
School's FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter
attended the District II Leadership Conference in Marianna.
Students from adjacent counties, along with those shown, com-
peted in business law, computer concepts, business calculations,
introduction, to business, business communications, business
math, etc. .
SThose attending were, left to right, Chad Olson, Dusty Crews,
Princess Likely, Evette Gant, Marquita Thompkins, Santiel
Chambers, Tynetta Towner, Joshua Watkins, and Daphne Crosby.
Five of the nine that went to the competition placed, and two are
eligible for state competition. Daphne Crosby and Evette Gant
will be going to state competition in April.


Americanism Night


Port St. Joe Lodge No. ll
F&AM invites friend and neigh-
bors to a covered dish dinner to be
held at the lodge located at 214
Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe. at
7:00 p.m. on Thursday,. March
29th. The Lodge will be honoring
past masters on this occasion ol'


Amenricanism Night.
If you have any questions
please call the Lodge secretary.
Bill Jordan. at 648-5440.


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SYours in freedom!
Thanks,



.rr T. Gates


Tom Sawyer's Day March 17, 2001

Civic Pride:
The Spirit in Our Hearts. The Confidence in Our Future,

and The Backbone of Our Community.

Thank you to all of the Sponsors and Volunteers who made the first Tonm Sawyer's Day Project a fan-
tastic success! You are to be congratulated on a job well done. Because of your genero'itN, the City's
Parks will be an asset to Mexico Beach and the springboard for future improtementS to the City.
Platinum Sponsors ($1,000 and above)
Cathey's Ace Hardware Chris Matincheck Construction Hambrick Construction
Metcalf Electric Mexico Beach Community Deielopment Council
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty Northwest Florida Improvement Foundation IArvida)
Gold Sponsors ($500 $999)
Driftwood Inn El GoCernor Hotel Harmon's Heavy Equipment The Vineyard


Silver Sponsors ($100 $499)
Chubb' Chicken & Bakery Frank Sims Gulf Foods Half Shells .
0. B. Rawls'- Ocean Breeze Lodge Parker Really of Mexico Beach
Bronze Sponsors (under $100)
Karen & Tony Addison Jane & Ted Arnold Boyer Signs Annette Coffield
Jerry Dolanski Fish House Restaurant Bill Dodgson Jack & Lynn Kerigan
Paul & Alice Kunel Robert LaPlante Mexico Beach Grocery Don Ouellette
Healthcheck Shoreline Styles David Thompson a
March 17, 2001. Volunteers


Kurt & Bev Aclin Brooks Aitchison Jane & Ted Arnold Bob Baker Bill Bloemsma =
1 Blake & Fred Buskens Stuart Charney Donna DeTroyer Jonna Durden
Chuck & Wendy Edwards Jim Emerson John Grantland Brad Hall Chad Hendricks
Danny Hendrix Burt Himmer Bill Hodgson J. Patrick Howard -Leroy Jacobson
Kevin & Terri Johnson Bud Jones -' Kathy Kingsland Bob & Sharon LaPlante
S Ted & Joan Lovelace Dick & Ruth McLaughlin Island Ed McNally Pam Madrid
Kevin, Sheri. April & Jo> Martin Moses & Moses Jr. Medina Jim Muldoon
Chuck Risinger Joe & Susan Thiel David Thompson. Jr. Russell Tousignant
Bret Littlefield Peggy Wood Weepy Wooten Sandie Yarbrough David O'Barr

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be auctioned are: Citizens Federal,
$100 savings bond; Dr. King, one
free teeth cleaning; Pates Service
and Tire Center, one free, oil
change and tire rotation; NAPA,
battery cables; Ard's Florist, one
large silk arrangement; Sub Shop,
two combo meals; Discount Auto
Parts, one hydraulic and tool set;
and The Star, two personalized t-
shirts or mouse pads with picture
of your choice.
All proceeds are to benefit the


Shown left to right are Roger Thomas (836C Committeeman),
Arthur Walker (836C Committeeman), Hal Beyer (Plant Manager),
Larry Stowell (Vice President, Arizona Chemical), Ray Ramsey
(836C Committeeman), Carl Goodson (Local 836C President),
Vince Williams (Safety Specialist), and Sue Ramsey (836C.
Secretary).

Arizona Recognizes Safety Achievement


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001 PAGE 9A


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA grant to hire 3 additional officers, and it is a
FEBRUARY 5, 2001 25/50/75 matching grant ($20,000.00 Year
SPECIAL MEETING 1/$40.000.00 Year 2/$60,000.00 Year 3 -
The Gulf County Board of 'County County would pay 100% after year 3). Sheriff
Commissioners met this date in special ses-' McKeithen stated that he utilizes his auxil-
sion with the following members present: iary whenever possible, but now that there
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. .and will be Court held in 2 areas in Port St. Joe
Commaissioners Carmen L. MeLemore. Billy and one area in Wewahitchka, he will need to
E. Traylor. Carl W. Fox, and Jerry W. Barnes. provide bailiffs in all areas. Upon further dis-
Others present were: County Attorney cussion, the Board stated that they would
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Douglas C. dot be able to fund this grant, as it was not
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan budgeted in this fiscal year and they have no
McLemore, Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts additional funds.
Chief Administrator LeaDon ButlRober QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY RES-
Adiministrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg. OLUTION-Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator/Emergentcy Management Administrator Butler that a qualified target
ADirector Larry Wells, Bilding Official industry resolution is needed for the busi-
Mich aelL. Hammond, Code Enforcement ness (represented by,-Chamber Director
Officer Tony-. Vardna, County Planner David Scholz) wishing to move to .Gulf County,
Rkichardson. Maintenance Superintendent/ Commissioner Tralor mouoned to adopt the
Mosquito Control Director Joe Bearden. following resolution Commissioner Fou sec-
RPad Departmerit Shop Foreman Gregn onded the motion and, after discussion that
Pickron, Union Steward Doug Kelly, Sheriff the business name is confidential at this time
Frank Mckeithen, and Sheriffs Department (EF #01-0019Q). the. motion passed ..unani-
Captain Joe Nugent. Nmously.
The meeting was called to order at 5:01 RESOLUTION NOBYTHE B200-03RD OF
p.m., E.S.T. C A RESOLUTION BY THE, BOARD ,OF
QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY LET- COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF # GULF
TER-Attorney McFarland reported that COUNTY, FLORIDA FINDING THAT.EF #01-
TER-Attne o rney McFarland reported that 00190 IS APPROVED AS A QUALIFIED
*-lane Scholz (Chamber of Commerce INT-PURSUANT TO SECTION
Executive Director) is attending this meeting, APPLICANT PURSU STATUTESECTIO AND
representing a business interested in locat- 288.106, FLORIDA' STATUTESICAND
ing in Gulf County, and they are requesting a ACKNOWLEDGING THE LOCAL PARTICIPA-
/ qualified target industry letter. Upon inquiry TION REQUIRED BY THE QUALIFIED TAR-
by Commissioner Fox. Mrs. Scholz reported GET INDUSTRY TAX THREFUND PROGRAM,
that there are to be 70 jobs. with $28,000.00 AND REQUESTING THAT THE LOQAL PAR-
being the bottom pay level. Chairman Peters TICIPATION REQUIREMENTBE WAIVED AS
pissed the Chair to Vice Chairman Traylor. L COU I EXETT
End motioned to submit this letter. THE LOCALFINANC.iAL SULPPORT EXEMF
Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and TION OPTION OF THE QUALIFIEDTARGET
S it passed unanimously. Chairman Traylor INDUSTRY TAX REFUND PROGRAM, AND
returned.the Chair to Commissioner Peters. PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE,
COURTHOUSE PARKING LOT LEASE :This or,.'innc,. i ie Its enotre. c-.nfle in
WEWAHITCHKA-Commissioner Traylor the Gu C Clerk 'CouRIFF'S Dce
discussed that David Rich has agreed to C.O.P.S. GRANT SHERIFF'S DE-
lease property to the County to be used as PARTMENT-Upon inquiry by Sheriff
parkirig area for the Old Gulf County Nh.keithen regarding the poss.bJdi..t of ha iag
Courthouse, at a rate of $1.00 per year, and the irant extended unul ne.t fic :l near .:,
motioned to enter into this lease with Mr. the Board could budget the funds needed
Rich. Commissioner. Barnes seconded the Chief Admrinistrator Butler discussed that
motion, and it passed unanimously. the mat, hing fund amounts presented by the
DEAD LAKES WATER MANAGEMENT Sherlmf could ctouble because the Buard pays
DISTRICT-Upon discussion by Commis- approximately $7,000.00 per employee for
sioner Traylor, Chief Administrator Butler additional benelis lit would costthe County
reported that the Dead Lakes Water $40 00)0 0u f.-.r Ylear 1. S, 0u J0 for ear 2
Management District has no activity other S120 ,--" 0, for Year 3 and S160 ,00 0 u
than haemnt, a ee mat is due each year. and r every year thereafter). After further discus-
S iatus reports wcnr are required Chief sion regarong costs budgets etc the Board
PAdministrator Butler requested that the aki'eed not to apple] for thi, grant
Board advertise their intent to have: the There being no further business and
Legislature abolish this District (for weeks) upo notiMOun by Crnrruassloner Traylor aind
:and if there are no', objections, petition fdr' second by ar-ni-s owner McLemore the
I gislation -bolishing the Dead Lakes Water rmeeun ,did then adjourn at 6 04 p m E ST
NlManagement District. Upon motion by NTHj' PETERS JR CHRNLN
4, ;Commissioner Traylor .second by ATTEST DIOUGLAS C BIRMllNir-LkNM
Sojmmis ioner TMcLemore and unanimous CLERK
'vot, the Board approved this request '
REQUEST FPR QUALIFICATIONS PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
,WEB SITE DESIGNER-Upon discussion FEBRUARY 9. 2001
and request by Chief Aam-iarustrator Butler SPECIAL MEETING
SCoirrrumi(scner Barnes rrmoutned to advertise The Gulfl County Board of County
S ,i recene sealed qualificatunon from persons Coummisloner- met this date in special ses-
Sterested in designing a web site for Gulf sion irli the foallu'.c- members present
Jooj.rrta Cor mrurjsic.ner l.,:Lemore seconded Chairman Natharn Peters Jr and
Ste rr-tU.on and it pa-ed unanimously. Comrrissorerl s C armern L MdcLemnore Bilml'
U lNION RATIFICATION OF NEGOTIA- Traylor irntred at 3 C,5 p i.). Carl W.
SiTIONS/IMPASSE-Ad-irrltaLrat,:r Wells dis- .Fox and Jemn W Barnes.
S ', czsied U-e un.on in'pa-te i, tiues approved Oiters present were. County Attorney
'the Board at tr.eir meieuru. on January 23, Timoth r. cFarland Clerk Douglas C.
S2001 anir.-d requei'ed that the Board ratify tie Bir-rrrgham Dep-u' Clerk Leanna Roberts,
.irpas.e -e ae tianrge U.lp-...n ir..t' ooi b'.,'U Chief .dmninistrator Don Buter.
S' r",:mrrm.ioner McLemore _-ecr:od 1.3 .Adirrrnistratice Asiistant Debbe Wibberg.'
Cssrrumns'.-rer Tra.'.'"'r and unanimous vote, .-:aminiitrator!Emerencv MNlanagement
hie Board rauiied oItra iirp'3-:e issues/con h Director L'.rmvr' ells Btuilding Official
.tract Upon, di.u:_i--ion abo,,t ,olIduig union Michael L: Hammnond, Code Ernforcement
e rietii)atiLon's prior. to budget time. Officer Tony Varona, County Plannmer David
Aiinidstraito.r Wells s'eaied ihai t-itr, are Richardso, n Maintenance Superintendent/'
Splarnntir, to move the nn'riaf-iion n- ajlorn Mosquito Contro-nl a Pubib: Works Director
master b trie apcomkng..ea p UP.rn irrqul t.., p Joe Bearden. A-sistant Malntenane
a. .:,n Ste.., ard Kelly,. \jiniurt ii::l:.r eUll Supenrtsendert Mi-.quita controll. n F.au.hlic,
reported that the back pa\ t ir rajsesC ,.-all be Works Dire cte r Steve dMuork. Road
'i.fletiu'.e the date that tr?_ne'i',r, ratifies [he Superimtendemnt Bobby Knee. Solid Waste
: pase is-Lites/contract ileirk Birmiuriharr Direc-tor Joe D hanlord. ard Veterans Service
Stated that the depart ent lies should Oflti.erS H I P. Adrriustrat..r Bo Williar, s
provide tle new. information in a unit -rin TIle meeting an4 .called to order at 3 03
a marer Ibac k pa\ anilunt- rere rate; I prm E ST
BUDGET/PROPOSED 2001 ROAD QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY RES-
BOND ISSUE-Clerk Birrruinanm d-:us-ed OLUrION-Att.,rneN McFarlad read a pro-
(Lrfe ate c.'.er- eexpi-ncLiure- by Cunlty' pCsed rer,-lution approSing National
'de'partmenis -tating that the Clerk/Board 1Shutter_ in.: as a qualified target industry.
.-bas prec-.-,ul' agreed t.:r allo'. bne ,temn oer' ir.po mouon r by orlummisSioner Barnes. sec.
'.i.-pe ndtutre, .as long as the totai.J udeL i- ,ol., b\' Comrrniis'i.ner MNcLemore. and uran-
S not .:..'ernpent Clerk Birmingham requested tno us 14-01'o te the Board adopted the fl-
;tinat tI-he B.card r-i.tLy huT of any line items locwig re'oalutior Cipon mquir by
',wbi.:h th', d.. not -.,'n io be overspent, so C.n-Lr'ui-iaoner Fo% \Va\ne Parker owner of
\tre Clerk lfr,:. can keep a-watch.onthose' National Shutters inc stated that the waees
iipat.cular iteirr. He al-:o repc.rted tth the .ailU range from Si' 00-SI10 00 per hour
'-Board s Gceeral Fund Reier.'e for RESOLUTION NO. 2001-04
C iontrig Rcie, -e b een obligated lor Fiscal- A hRESOLIUTI(-N BY THE BOARD OF
Va'er 200.i2,Y:.:[ .. ;"OiUiNTY C.NMMISSIONERS OF GLiLF
., Lip..an inqu.nr, tb .'.rriTmi-l.-.iner Trai,-Ilr COUNTY FLFORIDA FINDING fTHLT NAT ION
Sregarding ruad pa.rg .e funds Buiodn,- ALi HLiTrER INC IS AFF RO PR D .NS T T,
*Qi.fIial HmarriinonrJ reported irtat the oLunty ,jI _i.LIFiEL' APFLi',- ANT pUiRSIiANT T_' SEC.
is, A.leaiire, lor Iund; ,Alth tne State on TIOTNi 2SS 106 FLORIDA STATUTES. AND
.'pav-ng 0o- oa.unrt Road 5 ig35r), r:00.00) and ACK-NOWLEDCING THE LOCAL PPRTICIPA.
* i the Industn.l Ro.d SIlCr00' L-i I and -he TiON FTEQi[REDa B THE QUiALFIED TAR .
S 'sated that the luturd- proiecs. (Lake Grove GET INDUSTRY T.X REFL ND FPROG RA'M.
ana Bndge and Doc Whhtleld Road) could ,'DE) REQUiESTING THA-T THE LOCAL PAR-
'* be %S ,00ri:0 r:)).Si 01,Cn'.,:00 1 ,r, Alter discus rh-CIP'.iTICON REQ rIREMENT BE WAPED AS
sion about refinancing the 1995 Road Bond GUiLF COUiNT) IS E MFT PLiRSANT TO
Issue to obtain funding for current and THE LO-CAL FINANCL-Li SUPPORTI EXErIP
future projects. Attorney McFarland recom- TIOIN IOPF'TiONN iF THE ciALIFIED TARGET
mended that the Board proceeds with iNDLiSTRY TAX REFiUND PROGRAM .qANID
Morgan-Keegan Investment Brokers as the FF.OViDING FOR AN EFFE riTINTE DATE
fiscal agent and adopting a reimbursement I rRos ordrin,.:.' its B.nfrdrij a con file ir,
Sresotlution so" preCious incice from the 1he C ull Courri Cl'rkc '(Court so fficrnl
l9ndea Road Pau-ig Froaam lean 0.o back 60 t' Commyiisinrer Tra.lor entered the
daes from today l -an be paud through the m-etmg at 3 (5 p m E S T rn
.. d li-u0e i(-,rrm -'.ner Tra.or moti..-ned PERSONNEL-nMaintenance Superin.
o approve tii- reec.Timendsndtir.n and :tentenl Bearden discusr.ed conunuous prob-
montii.on-roner FC.\ -e_..nde-. tr motlrUorn Rem he is having .ith arn employee iJames
AJtcr diicu--oarl by, Bulding Ollicial FerLnj as well a-3 preleius problems reopen.
Hammond regarding the nee f,;r nierlicjl enrced with the empll.tee and he requested
agreements with both Cities. ':,.iffmniior-crr- that the Board terminate the employee ellec.
Traylor and Fox included in h.,- motion and ie iranediatel' .Ater further discussion b
second that Building Officia i Harm'rond members tof the Board and Attorne%
negotiate with the Cities on the agreements., McFarland C.-mrrmis.ioner Traulor motioned
and the motion passed unanimously, to terminate this emrpluee, and Cornmi-.
Conummniesions.r Fox then discussed that sioner McLemore seconded the motion. The
S t 300 feet "ats left uff Marlin Street (approxi- motion passed unanimously, and, upon
: mately $5,500.00) through the 1.999 Road inquiry by Maintenance Superintendent
Paving Program., and he motioned to add it Bearden, Chairman Peters stated that the
on. Commissioner McLemore seconded the effective oate fi [idany 2 9, OIl
motion, and it passed uinanln.rs.h Up..n Road Supenniendent Knee discussed
discussion tbo'u the road leading toa that when Shop Foreman Greg Pickron is no
SRaffield's Fishenes. the Board requ'esied that. :ti work. Mke Ludlarn sec as Shop Foreman
Attorney McFarlajO and Chel Aciminrustr'rr in his absence and should be compensated
Butler determine ownershipp of thet19 road (or mte setup Commnissioner iMcLemore alo
.: .9 Chief Admninistrator Butler discussed discussed that when Bobby Knee or Louie
striping; stating that the following areas need Flowers is out J amie s H rmith should be set
to be striped: City of Port. St. Joe up to' the As'sistant Road SrJpenntendent
($12,5.00.00. 'City f ve'ahditchka phsrtUion Alter further diseussiten
($8.000.00). Ramsey Circle IS3 Dp rtm arnd Co.nrruSisoner Tra~ liee rnretionea .' tpas Mike
Stonemill Creek Road. Burldrng Ol'fi.:-al tudlam $53 00 f[.r tune he worked as ahop
Se Hammond requested that Chairman Feer Foremant dunnr the last pays penod ihis pay
schedule .a special meeting on Friday, rate, plus 1i0%). and this same rate wn hen he
February 9, 2001 to meet with Ralph Cellon. fills in as Shop Foreman. Commilssioner
of Morgan-Keegan. to proceed, with the road McLemore seconded the motion, and it
bond issue. Chairman Peters stated that he passed unanimously. Commissioner
will schedule the time for the meeting at a McLemore then motioned to pay. James
later date. Upon motion by Commissioner Hysmith his rate of pay, plus 10% when he is
Traylor, second by Commissioner Fox. and set up as Assistant Road Superintendent.
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to add the Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion,
road striping projects to the 1999 Road and it passed unanimously. Upon discussion
Paving Program.'. by Chief Administrator Butler. the Board
VEHICLE REPAIR '- SHERIFF'S requested that Administrator Wells contact
DEPARTMENT-Chairman Traylor dis- the Union representative immediately
cussed problems with the 'tires slipping on regarding a Memorandum of Understanding
several of the new.Sheriffs Department vehi- (M.O.U.) on these pay increases for set-ups.
cles. stating that the cars were taken to the Commissioner McLemore discussed looking
Road Department for repair. Road at the Public Works Department on these
Department Shop Foreman Pickron reported issues as well. Administrator Wells reported
on the work performed on the cars. After fur- that the Union will want this to be effective


their discussion by Mr. Pickron and Captain *for all departments. Upon inquiry by Road
Nugent regarding telephone conversations Superintendent Knee. the Board stated that
with Ford Motor Company and Goodyear Tire this will be effective February 12, 2001.'
Company, the Board stated that the County Mosquito Control & Public Works Director
should not work on new vehicles which Bearden reported that his department has
should still be under warranty. The Board never had a Shop Foreman, so it should not
requested that the Sheriff work with the affect his department.
Attorney to find the best solution to having PROPOSED 2001 ROAD BOND
the vehicles repaired. Shop Foreman Pickron ISSUE-Building Official Hammond intro-'
stated that he will assist the Sheriffs duced Ralph Cellon, of Morgan-Keegan, who
Department at any time they can on repair of is in attendance to discuss the proposed road
their vehicles, bond issue, and Building Official Hammond
C.O.P.S. GRANT SHERIFF'S DE- presented a breakdown of how the $3.225
PARTMENT-Sheriff McKeithen reporting million will be obligated. He also reported
that his office is eligible to receive a C.O.P.S. that State and Federal Gas Tax Funds will be


obligated to repay the bond issue (which will
extend through 2014) and does not include
extension of the 6-cent local option gas tax,
therefore interlocal agreements with the
Cities are not needed. Mr. Cellon reported on
the proposed bond issue costs, and that 10%
of the funds are to be placed in a debt service
reserve fund. Mr. Cellon estimated that the'
time for completion and receipt of the funds
will be 5-6 weeks. After further discussion by
Mr. Cellon and members of the Board,
Commissioner McLemore motioned to pro-
ceed with refunding and extension of the
1995 Road Bond Issue at 1 1/2 points of
what the bond issue will be (approximately
$3.7 million). Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed unanimously.
WORKSHOP CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE-Chairman Peters discussed that there
are several issues which the Fort St Joe Citry
Commissioners ,could Lke to renew with the
.Board, and he ha.- scheduled a workshop
with them on Monday, February 19 200'1 at
500 p m.. E ST.
PROPOSED 2b01 ROAD .BOND
ISSUE---Budding Official H.arnmrond) stated
that the Roaid will need to advertiue for bid;'
to. a new road paying program for the addl.
aional roads IInilutiial Road. Old Dynamirte
Dock Road cic ) After further discussion b3
Veterans Service Officer Williams regarding
the neeO for sinping on the OCerstreet Road
IC R 3861 and repair of a bndge Road
Superintendent Knee reported that the pipe
needed for repair of the bridge has already
been purchased Upon discussion that each
Board memiter should develop a pnrionty lst
for his distinct Attorney McFarland stated
that if there are ans quesutins about owner-
ship of roads he should be contacted to per-
form the research Building Official;
Hammond also reported these funds may be,
used for culverts. sidewalks etc. The Board
agreed for their pnonry lists to be submitted
to the Engineers for esumates and the. final
lists will be approved by the Board prior to
advertising.
There being no further business and,
upon motion by Commissioner McLemore,
the meeting did then adjourn at 3:50 p.m.,
SE.S.T. :A_
NATHAN PETERS. JR CHAIRMAN
\ ATTEST- DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM,
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 13, 2001
REGULAR MEETING
The Gull County Board of County
Corrmmissioners met this date In regular ses-
slon with the following members present
Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr and
Commissioners Carmen L McLemore Billy
E Traylor. Carl W. Fox arid Jerry V Barnes
Others present were: Count,' AttorneS
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Douglas C
SBirmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts
Chief Administrator Don Butler
Admirunistraue Assistant Debbe Wibberg
Building Official Michael L. Hammond. Code
Enforcement Olficer Tony .arona. County
Planner Da'.'id Richardson. Emergency
ManauementD 11 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson Maintenance Supervisor.. Mosquito
Control & Public Works Director Joe
'Bearden, Assistant Road Superintendent
Louie Flowe'rs. Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford. T.D.C Coordinator Paula Pickett.
Veterans. Service COfficer/S H I P. Adminis-
trator Bo Williams. and Sheriff's Department
Captain Joe Nugent.
Captain Nugent called the meeting to
order at 6 00 p m E S.T
Budding Official Hammond opened the
meeting with prayer, and Chairman Peters
led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
CONSENT AGENDA-Lipon motion by
Commissioner Traylor. second by
. Cqmrrusioner F..x and unanimous 'qte,.thec
Board approved the Consent Agenda. as fol-
" lo _'.
1. Minutes
-January 16. 2001 Workshop
-Januarv 23. 2001 Special Meeung
-January 23 2001 Regular Meeting
2. Bid Advertisement Request Sport UulAty,
Vehicle I0001-I18))
3. Contract Amendment
.CommoditN Program
-Hazards Analysis Contract IS700 00
Reductions
4. Court Order
-Payment to Attorney J. Gordon Shuler
(Pierce #00.675-MM I& 00-565-MM "
S104 20 to be paid from Account
#7203131000l
-Pa'rment to Attorney Timothi J.
McFarland IBlair #00- 122-CF S310 00
to be paid irom Account m61021-310001
-Pa\Tnent to Attorney Timothy J
McFarlan c(Carpenter y99-257CF "
., 29000 to be paid from Account
61 i021-310001
FPavyrient to Harry A McClaren Ph.D
(Bodde #97-190-CF & CO-0079.CF
S825 00 to be paid from Account
#61016310001
-Payment to Michael T D Emco Ph D
(Boddye #97-190-CF & 00--079CF "
S750 00 to be paid from Account
#610163 i0001
-Payment to Attorney Jonatnan Dnmaus
(Gates nI99249-CF 62 155..5 to be
paid from Account 961021 310001
-Payment to Attorney John Deightonr
Simpson [Fisher #0O-036CF & 96.12-.
CF S1 502 50 to be p.ud from Account
#61021 3310001'
5. Easement Florida Pow&r Corp. IEle': tri
Senice New Health Deptj
6. Invoice
-AnIlnml Control Mlhize Plumbing i N1245 *
S171 39 to be paid ir.-rm Account
#43062-46 1001
-Bay Medical Center H C R A (#00256-
00426 $169.28 to be, paid from
Account #51462-31500)
-County Attorney Timothy McFarland
(January, 2001 $3 525 00 to be paid
from Account p21314 3110I;l
-County Attorney Dues F.A.C. ($50.00 *
to be paid from Account #21314-54200)
'Court Reporter
S.Emerald Coast Reportira (#RO1-010
SS246 001
-Connie J Butler 5ii 2110 $345.00)
-Panama Court Reporung (#01-43 *
$40.00)
-Capitol Court Reporting ((#01-70 *
', $363.28);
S.-First Choice Reporters (January,
2001 $828.00)
-Preble-Rish, Inc.
-Gulf Co. Shipbuilding Roadway
(#61766 $44,750.00 to be paid
from grant funds)
-Beaches Sewer System (#61767 *
$52,000.00 to be paid from grant
funds)
-Butler's Bay Bridge Repair (#61768
$520.00 to be paid from Account
#21111-31100)
-1999 Road Paving Program (#61769 *
$1,327.50 to be paid from Account
#G4141-31000)
-Unemployment Compensation (Tankers-
ley #9975527 0 $236.26 to be paid
from Account #21111-25000)
7. Joint Participation Agreement (D.O.T. -
Railroad Underpass Road Hwy. 98).-
8. Ordinance advertisement Planning/
Building Department
9. Resolution E.M.S. Grant Applications
(2001), as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2001-05


A RESOLUTION CERTIFYING THAT
THE MONIES FROM THE iLMVKRGENCY
MEDICAL SERVICES COUNTY GRANT WILL
IMPROVE AND EXPAND THE COUNTY'S
PRE-HOSPITAL. EMERGENCY MEDICAL
SERVICES SYSTEM.
[This ordinance, in its entirety, is on file in
the Gulf County Clerk of Court's Office]
10. S.H.I.P.
-Purchase Assistance (Brant/Farley
$11,615.00)
-Purchase Assistance (Quinn


$11.615.00)
PUBLIC HEARING TOURIST DEVEL-
OPMENT TAX ORDINANCE-Pursuant to
advertisement to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of an ordinance relating to
Tourist Development (T.D.C.), Attorney
McFarland discussed that this ordinance
relates to collection of the tax. Chairman
Peters thanked Tax Collector Jenkins for
agreeing to collect this tax for the County.
Upon motion by Commissioner McLemore,
second by Commissioner Barnes, and unan-
imous vote, the Board adopted the following
titled ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2001-01
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDI-
NA t-E NO. 98-16, ENTITLED "AN ORDI-
NANCE IMPOSING AND LEVYING A 2".,
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX: ESTABLISH.
ING A TAX DISTRICT IN GULF COUNT-li.
FLORIDA AND DEFINING THE BOUND.
ARIES THEREOF PURSUANT TO CHAPTER
125 010r4 FLOFJDA STATUiTES- APPR(IONGC,
THE CULF C1UNITY FLORIDA TOUIiRIST
DEVELoF'MENT CIOINC ILS TOURIST
DEV'ELO'PMENI-T PLAN PROVIDING FOR
(-OLLECTION OF SAID TAX PROklDING
PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS. PRi)%1DIDG
THAT THE TAX SO RAISED OR (COLLECTED
SHALL BE USED TO' IMPLEMENT THE GULF
COLNTi' TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUN.
CIL PLAN PROVIDING A REPEALER PROVI.
SION FOR THE TAX. PRO\1DING FOR A
REFERENDULIM ELECTION TO IMPOSE AND
LEV) THE TAX. PRO\VDING FOR SEVER.
ABILITY OF ORDINANCE PROVISIONS
ESTABLISHING. THE GULF C OUNT -
TOULiRiST DEVELOPMENT TRUST FUND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. AND
REPEALING ALL ORDINArJNCES IN CON-
FLICT TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS
RELATED TO THE LEVYING AND THESCOL-
. ELECTION OF A TOURLiST DEVELOPMENT
TAX. PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTFcRA-
TION OF THE TAX PROVIDING FOR
RECEI',INC. KEEPING AND COST OPF
ADMiNISTRATION PROCViDING FOR SEV.
ERABILMIT AND AN EFFECTr\IE DATE.
I' ThL-. ordin dance (- Irs .-nrirerr on file ( in
Urie GulfCo.unr Clerk of Court's Offlce]
RECEIVE BIDS #0001-12/STORM
SHUTTER PROJECT-Pursuant to ader.-
A.tisement to rece e sealed bid- i s00C01-iC 121 for
a Critical Facwtiez Storm Shutter Froject
itlirouenr Humcane Opal rundingi the fol-
lowriag bid were received and tabled for
review and recommendation by Emergency
Management.91 1 Coordinator Nelson:
Amenrcan Screen and A.vnmng S354 000 1r0:
Hurricane Protection Industries. Inc.
S261 25300. Tropical Storm Snield Inc
S41797300. Advanced Shutter Protecion
S3 30 34' 00- Hurst AwTung Company Inc
S360.i34 00
RECEIVE BIDS #0001-15/COURT
REPORTING SERVICES-Pursuani to
ad'.erusement to rere-,e sealed bids 15n001-
i5 for (-ourt Reportina Services. the lollo..-
trig bid-s were received and tabled for re'.ilew
and recommendation by Attorney
McFarland- Connie J Butler Court Reporter
$7500.' st Hour. S4500'Hour Tnereafter
mileagee Included in 1st Hourl
iTransr:npt'Coples Ectra) Fanama Court
Reporunng Service 4000,' st Hour INon.
Tnall r20 ':C. Hour Thereafter. S50.00. st
Hour ITriall S25.C00 Hour Therealter.
S 32'Mile ilileagel. ITranscnpt. CopIes
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RECEIVE BIDS #0001- 16/FOAM
FIRE TRUICK S.G.C.F.D.-Pursuant to
advertisement to receive sealed bids (#001 -
161 lfor a new foam fire truck lor South Galif
County Fite Department the follobrin bids
were received and tabled for renie. and rec.
omnmendation by Fire Chief Chuck Quaranta
Sunbelt Fire Apparatus. Inc. No Bid.
Panama Fire Apparatus. S105 100.00
Alternate 3,250 00 Lipgrade to 4.-b.or

COMMUNITY MEETINGS-Admini'.
tratie Assistant Wibberg reported that
Reprsentati.'e Be% Kilrner will hold a cornm
munity meetuirg at 7 30 pm.. E S T tonight
in the Board Room and Senator Al Lanon.
Jr will hold a cormunitv meeting in the
Board Room on Februaj'y 22 2001 at 7-30
pm E.ST
CABLE FRANCHISE RENEWAL-
Attorney McFarla.ni reported that he has
reciewed the proposed ordinance to renew
the cable television franchises for Gull
Count Iwill include all three The Bea,'hes
& Highland View Wewkahitclka & Cape San
Bias, with no change in franchise fee wil -
remain 21,.l Upon mouon bv Commissioner
Traylor. second by Commissioner McLemore
and unanimous vote. the Board agreed to
sdveruse the ordinance for public hearing.
INVOICE HEALTH CARE RESPONSI-
BILITY ACT-Attorney MlcFarland presented
an in.oice from G.G H. Legal Research. a.
'specialty attorney in health care s.ho Is
assisung the ,Iounry regardine a H C RA
issue. in the amount of S.80.00 Upon
motion by Comrrussioner Barnes second by
Comirrussioner Traylor. and unanimous vote.
the Board approved payment of this invoice
PROPOSED 2001 ROAD BOND
ISSUE-Lipon discus-ion by Attornevy
McFarland C(omn-ldsioner Barnes motioned
to hire BryaJnt. Miller & Oile as the Bond
Counsel f.or tre proposed 2001 Road Bond
issue iand senr them a letter of engagement
Cormrnmis,ioner Fco seconded the mouon and
t passed unanimously
RESOLUTION DOG FLY SPRAYING-
Attorney McFarland read a proposed resolu-
tion .regarding dog fly spraying and
i.orranLss-ioner Barnes ctiouoned to adopt the
resolution Comnudssloner Fox seconded the
moitin. and the Board unanimously adopted
the f,.llor.ing resolution "
RESOLUTION NO. 2001-06
[This ordinance in Its enrirertu is on file In
the Gulf Counn. Clerk of Court s Offlcel
SIGN ORDINANCE ENFORCEMENT-
Upon inquir-y by Budlding Official Hammond
regardingg direction from the Board on
enforcement of the County's sign ordinance,
members of the Board discussed the current
ordinance and fine amount Alter further dis
cussion, the Board requested that Attorney
McFarland Draft a proposed amendment to
this.ordinance to change the fine structure to
$75.00-lst Offense and $1Q00.00-2nd
Offense, with the fine recurring dally after
the 2nd Offense. The Board requested that
the proposed amendment also include that
the County will pick up the signs in violation.
HEALTH CARE RESPONSIBILITY
ACT/GULF PINES HOSPITAL-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that Gulf
Pines Hospital is requesting that the Board
Consider paying H.C.R.A. funds to their
agency (only out-of-county hospitals have
received these funds in the past). He stated
that there may be a way this can be done,
but the Health Care Committee should work
on this project.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CON-
TACT-Chief Administrator Butler reported
that the Economic Development Committee
is requesting that they be designated as the
Official contact agency for Enterprise Florida
and other agencies regarding, economic
development within Gulf County (the
Chamber of Commerce is currently the con-
tact agency). Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve this request, and the motion died
for lack of. a second. Upon inquiry, Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the
Chamber of Commerce has no Executive
Director at this time. and they are no longer
doing the work for E.D.C. (Chamber will


S charge $50.00 per hour to do work for the
E.D.C.). Upon discussion by Commissioner
McLemore that he needs more information
before making a decision on this issue, the
Board discussed holding a workshop on this
matter. Chief Administrator Butler stated
that it is urgent that Enterprise Florida have
a contact person as soon as possible,
Commissioner McLemore motioned to hold a
meeting on this issue in Wewahitchka (at the
Old Gulf County Courthouse) on Thursday,
February 15. 2001 at 5:00 p.m.. E.S.T.


MIUTE FTE UFUTYBADO COUN~7~r!' ~ii 'v~~I M1i~ ''r~TY OMISS )IONER


Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously. The Board
directed Administrative Assistait Wibbirg to
contact E.D.C. and the Chamber regarding
this meeting.
DITCH EASEMENT-Chief Adminis-
trator Butler reported that Jim Faircloth, of
Bryant's Landing, has agreed to give *the
County an easement to maintain the
drainage ditch on his property.
Commissioner McLemore stated that Mr.
Faircloth is willing to buy drainage pipe to
extend the ditch. Upon ; motion: by
Commissioner Traylor. .second by
Commissioner McLemore, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to accept the ease-
ment, contingent upon Attorney McFarland
approving the language.
ACCESS EASEMENT BEACON HILL
PARK-Chief Administrator Butler reported
that the County needs to clear property in
Beacon Hill Park, but will need to cross pri-
vate property (Ingram) to access the area
because it would be difficult to access it from
the other side. 'He presented an access ease-
ment drafted by the Attorney, to allow the
County to cross their property to do this
work. Upon, motion. by Commissioner
McLemore, second by Commissioner Fox,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
this easement.
t INVOICE -1999 ROAD PAVING' PRO.
GRAM-Upon motion by Commissioner
Barnes, second by Commisioner McLemore,
and unanimous vote the Board approved
payment of Invoice "2 from C. W. Roberts
Contracting, Inc., for work doife on the 1999
Road Paving. Program .(in,.the amount of
i$435 210,331 Upon inquiryt by
Commissioner 'F6x, Chief Administrator
Butler stated, that change' orders .for the
extension of Marlin and a few other projects
have been subrrdted. but may have to be
included in the next road paving project
unless the contractor will return to South
Gulf County -. ..)'.. ;. .
CODE ENFORCEMENT NUI-
SANCES-Code Enforcement Officer, Varona
gate a video presentation 'shoinag several
areas of the County which he feels,are nui-
'sance- and hbe discussed the procedures
-hich wilU 'be folloU.ed to have the areas
Cleaned ''
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BERM
PROJECT-Emergency Management
Coordinator Nelson reported that the D:E.P.
Berm Project on Cape San Bias has been
completed and due to additional funds
received from F E.M A and DE P 11t turned
out to be a tenr good project
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
EMPLOYEES-M aintenance Supenntendent
Bearden reported that he needs one III
Maintenance II employee and one I11
Maintenance III employee and he requested
perrrunlesn to post the.e posiltlun and
advertise the job openinmas uf no one signr, up
Lpon motion by Comrrusnioner McLemore.
second by Comri-.-.iorner Fox. and unanim-
mous vote. the Board approved this request
STATE REPRESENTATIVE MEET-
ING-Chairman Feters reported that
RepresentatlHe Kilmer is here to hold a com.
munity meeun1 lifter the Board meeting).
and thanked her for holding the meeung
The meeuna did then recess at 647
pmin. EST
The meeting reconvened at 6.56 p.m.
E S T.
CULVERT ORDINANCE/MEETING-
,,Commissioner McLeidre stated that he
Would like the Board to re-addre-.. the cul-
%ert ordinance. (permit fee & Installation),
and requested that It be added to the meet-
tng to be held in Wewahitchka on February
15th Chairman Peters discussed that nme
Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner is to
be held on Februamr 15th and after discuh-
si..n. the Board agreed to hold the meeting at
the O01 Gull County Courthouse In
Wewahitchka on Fnday. Februan' 16 2001
at 500 p m E.S.T iEconorrac Development
Cu uhlenisl.
GARBAGE COLLECTION-Commis-
sioner MeLem,,re reported that he and Chiel
Administrator Buder met with a represenia-
it\e .:I \VWate MNlaraemert regardmlie garbage
"'colleluon. and should hate a propUs'ed cori-
tract in a fewe weeks


OAK GROVE WATER SYSTEM/CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE-Upon request by
Commissioner Barnes, Attorney McFarland
agreed to submit a letter to the City of Port
St. Joe to request that the debt service fee be
removed from the water bills. Attorney
McFarland reported that they are also in
negotiations regarding the possibility of the
City taking over that water system.
PROPOSED 2001 ROAD BOND
ISSUE-Chairman Peters passed the Chair
to Vice Chairman Traylor, and motioned that
the $750,000.00 proposed unobligated funds
to be received through the new bond issue be
divided equally among the. districts.
Commissioner Fox seconded the motion and;
following discussion about the needs of the
.entire County, the motion passed 4 to 1, with
Chairman Traylor voting no. Chairman
Traylor then returned the Chair to
Commissioner Peters.
AWARD BID #0001-15/COURT
REPORTING SERVICE-Upon recommenda-
tion by Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Tra)ilor mouoned to award bid
0t001.15 for court reporting services to
Panama Court Reporting Service
Commissioner Barnes seconded the moon
and it passed unanimously
AWARD BID #0001-16/NEW FOAM
FIRE TRUCK S.G.C.F.D.-Chief
Adrunistrator Butler reported that South
Gull County Fire Department recommended
that Bid 0001-16 for the new foam fire
truck be awarded to Panama Fire Apparatus,
in the amount of S105.100.00. plus
S3 250.00 for upgrade to a 4-door chassis
ULpon motion b\ Commissioner Barnes. sec-
ond b% Commissioner NMcLemore. and unan-
Imous vote. the Board approved this recom-
mendauon.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE KILMER-
On behalf of the Board. Chairman Peters pre-
sented photographs of Gulf County (one of
the Dead Lakes area and one of the Beachds
area) to Representative Kilmer.
FINANCING S.G.C.F.D. FOAM FIRE
TRUCK-Lipon request by South Gulf
County Fire Department, Commissioner
Traylor motioned,, to advertise to receive
sealed bids for financing of the new fire
truck.' Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and'it passed unanimously.
ANNUAL SPRING HEALTH FLING-
Regina Washabaugh, School Health
Coordinator, appeared before the Board to
request funding, in the amount of $2,000.00,
for their Annual Spring Health .Fling pro-
gram. After discussion that these funds were
not budgeted, the Board stated that they do
not have funds available for this project at
this 'time, and they requested that Mrs.
Washabaugh submit her request for funding
during budget time for next fiscal year. Mrs.
Washabaugh stated that' she was just hired
as Coordinator in October, but she will pro-
vide the request during budget time for next
year.
y SCALLOP:' HARVEST SEASON-
Tammy ,Summers, Aquatic Preserve
Manager, appeared before the Board to
request that they adopt., a resolution in sup-
port of shortening the scallop hane stmng sea-
son. She reported thai a workshop will be
held during the first teek of April Ito be
advertised), and that the Board s resoluuon
could be presented to the Marine Fishenes
Commission and would become elfecuve for
.'. the 2002 season.
HEALTHCARE--Marilyn Blackwell
appeared before the Board to discus. health
care in Gulf County, and requested that
Health Department Administrator Kent have
the new Health Care Committee check on
_,,,having a health study performed in Gulf
County.
WATER WITHDRAWAL ST. JOE TIM-
BERLANDS--Marilhn Black-well inquired as
to whether a resolution was prepared to
oppose withdrawal of water from Willis
Landing by St. Joe Timberlands. Attorney
,IcFarlaind reported that the resolution was
drafted and presented to the Board, and he
will check t,, see if it was adopted 3and mailed
Ms. Blacktell reported that Northwest
Florida afterr Management Disrict approved
tre St Joe Timnberland permit application
for additional &thdrawal Upon .dj{cussion
(See MINUTES on Page 10A)


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE,, CHANGE


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by' ordinance the following:

AN ORDINANCE CORRECTING ORDI-
NANCE 2000-08 AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND
THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
MENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY
UNDER STATE STATUES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING
10.0 ACRES OF A PORTION OF SEC-
TION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH,
RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO
RESIDENTIAL. LOW DENSITY TO
READ AGRICULTURAL TO MIXED
COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at
the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 6:00 p.m.
,EST, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building. A copy of the ordinance is available for
inspection at the GulfCounty Court House in the
Clerk's Office.


All interested parties are encouraged to appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the considera-
tion of the comprehensive plan amendment ordi-
nance.
Itc. March 22, 2001.












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by Ms..Blackwell that Smurfit-Stone (Florida
Coast Paper Company) has a permit to pump
water from the Chipola River into the Gulf
County Canal, and their pumps draw 50 mil-
lion gallons per day (where is It going?), the
Board requested that Commissioner
McLemore check into this matter and make a
recommendation to the Board.
-ADVERTISE FOR BIDS/DALKEITH
FIRE DEPARTMENT-Tripp Barrier. Vice-
President of the Dalkeith Fire Department.
appeared before the Board to discuss their
need for a fire truck. He stated that they can
pay $20,000.00 down, and make annual
payments of $10,000.00. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to advertise to receive
sealed bids for a new fire truck and financing
for the truck, and Commissioner Traylor sec-,
onded the motion. After discussion that
Dalkeith Fire Department will present the
specifications to the Clerk's Office for adver-
tising, the motion passed unanimously.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Fox, and unanimous
vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 7:26
p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR., CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM.
CLERK


WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 16, 2001
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Carmen L. McLemore, Billy
E. Tra ,lor. Carl W. Fox. and Jerry W Barnes
.Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg., Building Official Michael L.
Hammond, Code Enforcement Officer Tony'
Varona, County Planner David Richardson,
and Road Superintendent Bobby Knee.
The meeting was called to order at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T.
SIGN ORDINANCE-Attorney McFar-
land read the proposed sign ordinance by
title (regulating signs on County right-of-
ways), and Commissioner Traylor motioned
to advertise to hold a public hearing to con-
\ sider adoption_ of the ordinance.
Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/OFFI-
CIAL CONTACT AGENCY-Mike McDonald.
Chairman of the Economic Development
Committee, and Shirley Ramsey, President of
the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce.
appeared before the Board and after discus-
sion, Cc.mrmisioner Traylor motioned for
E.D.C to be the official contact agency for
economic development issues, In Gulf
County. Commissioner McLemore seconded
the mouon. and it passed unanimously.
INDUSTRIAL PARK-Commissioner
McLemore discussed the possibility of a local
church group using the Industrial Park to
hold services 2 nights each week, jntfll their
new church is constructed. Attorney
McFarland discussed leasing the building to
Sthe church, but the County would need to
ad'erti.e to receive bids to lease the budding
Commissioner McLemore motioned to open
this matter for Board discussion, and
Commissioner Traylor seconded the moon.
After discussion by members of the Board.
Commissioner McLemore motioned to adver-
tise to receive sealed bids to lease the
-Industal Park Building. with a clause that ir
a business wants to move into the building.
the Lessor would hae to vacate the building.
Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously, with Attorney
McFarland to draw up the lease specifica-
S ions/ad,.enlsemeni
CULVERT POLICY/ORDINANCE-"
Commissioner McLemore discussed the cul-
vert ordinance, stating that he would like to
do away with the permit fee. After discussion
by members of the Board and Road
Superintendent Knee, Comnumissioner Traylor
motioned to proceed with amending the ordi-
nance to reduce the permit fee from $50.00
to $10.00. Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and it passed 4 to 1. with
Chairman Peters voting no.
There being no further business and.
upon moon by Comnuissioner Triylor. sec-
ond by Commissioner Fox, and unanimous
vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 5:45
p.m.. E.S.T. ,
NATHAN PETERS, JR., CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM,
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 19, 2001
WORKSHOP


The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date In workshop
session with the following members present:
Chairman Nathan' Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Carmen L. McLemore, Billy
E. Traylor. Carl W. Fox, and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg.
Building Official Michael L. Hammond, Code
Enforcement Officer Tony Varona, and
County Planner David Richardson.
The workshop was called to order at
5:00 p.m., E.S.T.
WORKSHOP PORT ST. JOE CITY
COMMISSIONERS-The Board of County
Commissioners and the Port St. Joe City
Commissioners met to discuss the following
issues involving Gulf County and the City of
Port St. Joe:
Road EPaing the County
Commissioners requested that the City of
Port St. Joe present a priority list of roads.
which need to be paved within 'the City
Limits, for the upcoming road paving project,
and discussed utility cuts, etc. should be
performed before the paving projects begin.,
Recreation the City Commissioners
discussed their recreation program and bud-
get, requesting the Board's financial assis-
tance as the facilities/programs are also
used by other residents in South Gulf
County. .
City Annexations the City
Commissioners discussed their desire to
annex Point Sable Beach (Gobbler's Nob) into
the City Lnuts to help increase .their tax
base, and requested that the County support
their voluntary annexation projects.
County-wide Entertainment Ordinance
upon discussion about the need for an ordi-
nance relating to adult entertainment facili-
ties in Gulf County. the members of both
Boards requested that City Attorney Russ
Scholz and County Attorney Timothy
McFarland draft a proposed ordinance, for
their review. '.
Economic Development members of
both Boards discussed the economic condi-
tion of Gulf County, and agreed to work
together to prepare the County to enhance
economic growth.
Joint Iobbyist & Grant Writer upon
discussion, the County Commissioners stat-
ed that the grants currently obtained by the
County are written and administered by
County staff, and they 'take bids for an
administrator if it is an extensive grant (not
often enough to warrant a full-time grant
writer). They also discussed that they are
contracted with Robert P. Jones &
Associates, through the Siall County
Coalition, and receive lobbying services from
Chris.Doolin through this contract.
Annual Summit of All Governmental
Agencies in Gulf County members of both
Boards discussed the importance of all agen-
cies (County Commission. CityJ;yfmmis-
slons, and School Board Members) holding
annual summits to discuss issues involving
Gulf County. '
Health Issues the City Commissioners
discussed various health issues in Gulf
County, most important being the need for a
dialysis machine located in the County (ie
Gulf Pines Hospital) as there are many resi-
dents of Gulf County who must travel to
other cities to have dialysis treatmne-n. It
was discussed that the .newly developed
Health Care Committee may be able to offer
assistance with many of the issues.
County-wide Mandatory Garbage'

Collectlon/Beautificatlon the City
Commissioners discussed the possibility of
the County requiring mandatory garbage col-
lection. sLating that it would alleviate people
using dumpsters and dumping their trash in
the woods. Roadside litter was also dis-'
cussed, and the County Coiimissioners
reported that they had recently requested
assistance' from the Sheriffs Department
with this.problem.I.
Water '& Sewer System
Extensions/Transfer of Oak Grove Water
system the City Commissioners discussed
their desire to take' over the Beaches,
Highland View and White City water systems,
stating that they can sell the water to the cit-
izens at a cheaper rate than the County can.
Upon request by the City, the County agreed
to submit a letter in support of the City
obtaining the Fresh Water Canal to insure a
water supply. The County also requested
that Chief Administrator Butler research the
debts on all water' systems, and discussed
the City completely taking over the Oak
Grove Water System,. as that debt has been
paid in full Chief Administrator Butler also
discussed that the County may be purchas-
ing the water lines to the Beacon Hill area
fr6m the City of Mexico Beach, and extending
the Beaches water system to cover that area
as well.
After further discussion regarding these
issues relating to Gulf County, the Board


Protection, really was reporting
that what was being flushed down
the toilets of Bay County was
being spread on land in Gulf
County. Hence the odor.
Unfortunately, it is permissi-
ble to alter the pH of the "sludge"
to the point that it can be used as
fertilizer for plants that are not
intended for human or animal
consumption. In this case, it is
used to fertilize "sod." The deer
graze on it now and your children


play on it tomorrow.
To argue the point -that this
"sludge" is safe or not, is fruit-
less-bacterial and viral experts
don't agree. The DER has.
I should hope that when it
comes down to what may be
something of imminent danger to
the health of the people of Gulf
County, the Health Department
be the ultimate permitting agency.
George F. Mahler'
EDITOR'S NOTE:


George you are right, I did call
that "stuff' sludge in last week's,
Star. That was a. follow-up from
the story two weeks prior when I
did thoroughly define the "origin
of the smell."
I should have spelled .the
smell. .that old saying is very,
true- "A rose by any other name-
is still a rose." Anyone who drives
by one of those "fertilized" areas
will recognize real quickly those
are not roses they are smellingl!l


get The Star within a few days but
it usually takes a month or more.
By the way there are four of us St.
Joe folks in Hawaii-Eddie Carter,
Robbie Creamer, Seth Howell, and
me-and we all keep in touch with
the Port City through The Star.
Thanks and best of luck as
you move into the bigger building.
Mike Weston

EDITOR'S NOTE
It's great to hear it from our
loyal readers, whether it is from a
computer screen or in black and
white print. We are striving to
improve our services to all The
Star's readers and customers.
The Star goes to press every
Wednesday afternoon and is deliv-
ered to the post office between
3:00 and 5:00 p.m. each press
day. We apologize for the delay,
but we are afraid it is out of our
hands.


That "Stuff" Is

Not Sludge
Dear Editor:
I don't believe:the reporting of
sludge being dumped off of
Highway 22 west of Wewahitchka,
under permitting of the
Department of Environmental



[PSJD Reportj

INFLUENCED MOTORIST
On Friday, March 16th, at
approximately 1 a.m., Charles D.
Johnson, 46, of Mexico Beach,
was arrested by Officer Deborah
Everett.
While on patrol, the officer
observed a vehicle being driven in
an erratic manner and initiated a
traffic stop. Upon further investi-
gation, it was: determined that.
Johnson was operating a vehicle
under the influence and ,was
placed under arrest. He was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance.
CAUGHT AT MusIcAL CHAIRmS .;
John M. Burke, 53, of
Highland View, was arrested on
March 16th at approximately 4:00
p.m. by Officer James Norris.
While working the safety
checkpoint, Burke was observed
changing seats with his passen-
ger. The vehicle was then directed
to Officer Norris for further inves-:
tigation. The officer had a query
run on 'Burke's driver's license
and learned that it was suspend-
ed. He was taken into custody
i~jthout incident and transported
to the Gulf County Jail. -
SwITCH-A-Roo FAILED HIM
On March 16th at approxi-
matelv 6 p.m., Thomas Sims Sr.,
50, of Port St Joe, was charged by
Officer Norris with driving with no
valid driver's license.
I Sims was observed exiting the
driver's side of the vehicle and
getting in on the passenger's side
during a safety checkpoint.
Further investigation revealed
that Sims had the license infrac-
tion.
FOUND PROPERTY
A bag containing some hunt-
ing gear was found in the area of
Fourth, Street, and Baltzell
"Avenue.
A pair of eye glasses where
turned in January 31st. The
glasses were found in the empty
lot on Reid Avenue near Bill's
Dollar Store.,
If you have lost such ah, item;,
please contact Sergeant Carr at
227-1414 to identify your proper-
ty.,
agreed to plan on holding the Annual
SummTU in r.May, prnor to budget tumel. and to
Imvile the Port Authonrity to attend.
There being no further business, the
workshop did then adjourn at 6:40 p.m.,
NATHAN PETERS, JR. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: ; '
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM CLERK


vs. .
Vickilynn M-lant Bearden
And Joseph N. Bearden. ET. AL
Defendants.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0001-25 .
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration Interested in providing the following:
Financing Fire Truck
(Beaches Fire Department)
$ 100,000.00-$120,000.00
5 Years Annual Payments .
(Delivery of Truck may take
up to 180 days) ,,
Please specify estinluled leli en d.te of funds aIfter
notification of bid aivsrd
Please Indicate on. the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID and Include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Monday, April 9,
2001 at 5.00 p.m E.D.T. at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costin.
Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA ,
By: /s/ Nathan Peters. Jr.. Chairman
Attest: /s' Douglas C Birnmnghan.. Clerk-
2tc ,'Marl- 22 2nd 29 2W001
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS.
BID NO. 0001-26 r
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
uill r-c-'re bidsl from any person, company or cor-
por auri interested In providing the following: '
Financing Fire Truck
(South Gulf County Fire Department)
$88,350.00 Annual Payments
Option 1: 7 Years
Option 2: 10 Years
Please specify estimated deli.er date of funds slaer
noLifi:auorn o'f bi as a.rd
Flease Indicate on the envelope that athis is J
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER
Bids will be received until Monday. April 9,
2001 at 5:00 p.m.. E.D.T. at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costin.
Sr. Blvd.. Room 148. Port St. Joe. FL 32456.
The B.:.ara reser. e the rigrt to reject an' and all
bid's
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters Jr Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingharr. Clerk
2tc March 22 ana 29 2:00'1

INVITATION FOR BID ADVERTISEMENT
The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association
(MBARA) will contract for the transportation and
deployment of approximately 600 tons of precast
concrete contirucuorn components in ,eseral iocta
tlIn.s In tihe Gull' of' Mexico luring the period
5,0 10o1 tl 6,'13i') The niaterils to be d-eployed
are for the conatrucuon of arufliclal reef structure for
public u.e using funds provided by the Feneral Aid
In Sports fishing Re.taoration Prurarni as adrsinis.
tered o', the Flond., Fish, and Wildlife Consenauion
C,:,mmirsion Irnerest-ed ContracLors may obtain a
Invitation for Bid package s-hich contains specific.
tions and performance requirements for the
contract b. cont.a:una Reef Del elopment manager.
P 0C. Br\ ju1300 Me.mco Beach. Florida 32410 or
email 'mi' -snarvy gltc.m net" The due date for
receipt of Contractor bids Is 4/06/01.
2tc. March 22 and 29 2001
NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Nouce is, hejet-. given that the :ir, of Port St Joes
pnmar, election rlul be neld Tuesday. Ma., 2001..
In the Fire Station Polls open at 7 00 A M EDT
and close at 7:00 P.M., EDT.
Reiis.rauon book. .re open at the Office of Linda
Griffin Gull County Super. itr Al Llectlons. and


PUBLIC NOTICE


The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will meet Tuesday,
March .27, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T., in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building to discuss and possibly act
upon the following:

I. Approve Minutes -'February 20, 2001

2. Variance Ted Zurrer Tax ID #6268-310 .

3. Variance Quinones Tax ID 6266-015
4. 4, Gulf County Comprehensive Plan Maps and Text Revisions. .

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to0
the meeting can be obtained from the Planhing/Building Department at 850"229-8944.
March 22. 2001.








Housing Rehabilitation Program

Notice to Bidders


THE C ITY OF WEWAH-ITCHKA will accept sealed bids for rehabilitation of the following substandard units in the
City of \'ewahitchka:
House #1 608 Hwy. 71 South House #6 214 Hill Street
House #2 152 Christopher Robin Rd. House #7 Hill Street
House #3 136 Sawmill Rd. House #8 228 Hill Street
House #4 255 Johnson Lane House #9 528 S. Williamsburg

House #5 233 Tennessee St.
A pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2001 beginning at 9 a.m. local time in the City of
Wewahitchka City Hall. Work write-ups and specifications may be obtained at the pre-bid conference. ATTEN-
DANCE AT PRE-BID CONFERENCE IS MANDATORY FAILURE TO ATTEND THE PRE-BID
CONFERENCE WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC REJECTION OF BIDS.
Bids will be received until Thursday, April 12, 2001, no later than 9 a.m. local time in the City of Wewahitchka
City Hall.
Bids dill not be valid unless sealed in a envelope marked "Sealed Bid. House #____ City of Wewahitchka
Rehabilitation Program" and identified by the name of the firm, and the date and time of the bid opening.
Bidders are hereby notified that they must comply with the following federal requirements: Section 3, Certification of
Non-Segregated Facilities, Section 109, Executive Order 11246 regarding Equal Opportunity Employment, Section'
504 Handicapped requirements, ADA, and Drug-Free Workplace.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Julian Webb and Associates, Inc. 1?. 0. Box 610, Chipley, Florida
324.28 Phone 1850) 638-8380
The City of Wewahitchka reserves the right to accept and/or reject any or all bids and award bid to the bidder that is
the.lowest and best in the opinion of the city.
The signing of the contract is contingent upon the approval of and/or the release of funds by the Department of
Community Affairs.
CONTRACTOR RECEIVING LOW BID WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PROOF OF MANU-
FACTURER'S AND.CONTRACTOR'S LIABILITY AND WORKMAN'S COMPENSATION COVER-
AGE FOR ANY EMPLOYEE OTHER THAN HIMSELF.
MINORITY CONTRACTORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.
THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, FAIR HOUSING AND HANDI-
CAP RESPONSIVE COMMUNiTY. Ie March 22, 2001.


ATTENTION


GULF COUNTY WATER DEPARTMENT CUSTOMERS

I have recently been contacted regarding the placement of drop boxes in Highland View,
St. Joe Beach and White City. Listed below are reasons on why it may not be feasible, how-
ever I welcome the public's input' and will conduct a public hearing at each fire station to
further discuss this issue.

No other utility provides drop boxes except at their main location.

Each drop box will cost approximately $1,200.00.plus labor.

Vandalism is anticipated at remote locations.

Drop boxes at remote locations require separate insurance policy and contents of box,
are not covered.

All persons picking up, payments at the drop box must be bonded.

On the 10th of each month and 30th of each month, personnel would need to pick up,
contents at 5:00 p.m., E.T. or later and enter into the computer to keep the late:,
charges from being automatically posted in the system and if the late charges are post-
ed, then they will have to be manually removed which is time consuming.

Since the water systems operate at break-even rates, a rate increase will be necessary
to compensate for the additional equipment, insurance and manpower.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at (:850) 827-2328. Thank you.,

Carl Fox
County Commissioner District III
Itc. March 22. 2001.


will remain open through Apruil 20)1.
"Candidate Qualifying Period" begins April. 11. 2001
at 12:00 noon and ends April 19. 2001 at 12:00
noon for persons wishing to file as candidates for the
following offices-
MATYOR-COMMISSIONER
COMMISSIONER, GROUP I
COMMISSIONER, GROUP II
rfing forms are available in the Supervisor of
Elections OMce Gulf County Courthouse.
Absentee Ballots may be requested following the
Candidate Qualification Deadline (April 18. 2001).
Completed Absentee Ballots must be received in the
Supervisor of Elections' Office by 7:00 P.M.,. EDT,
the day of election.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Auditor-Clerk.
/pwp
2tc. March 22 and 29. 2001.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0001-27'
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person company or cor-
poration interested in providing the I'lloin,1.
Financing Pickup Truck
(Gulf County E.M.S.)
$20.000.00-$30,000.00 Annual Payments
Option 1: 3 Years .
Option 2: 5 Years
Please specify estimated delivery date of funds, after
notification of bid award.
Please Indicate on the en..elope that nis is a
SEALED BID and Include the BID NUMBER
Bids will be received until Monday. April 9,
2001 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T. at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board resenes the right to reject any and all
bid .
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Bv /,'s/ Nathan Peters Jr Chairman
Attest /6' Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
2tc. March 22 and 29 2001

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
-BID NO. 0001-28
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any peron. compare, or cor.
porauon interested In providing the 'ollowing
goods/service:
One (1) New Fire Truck
Bid price to Include delivery. and the acelsery date
must be specliled Liquidated damages of 25 00 per
aay Vill be azses-sed for each day goods remain
undeliered
Specifications may be obtained from the Clerk's
Office. Gulf Count\ Courthouse. 1000 Cecil C
Cosun. Sr BId Room 146. Port St Joe FL 32456
(850 ) 229-6113
Quesuons should oe directed to Michael Hammond
at (850) 229-894-
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Monday. April 9.
2001 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T. at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd.. Room J48, Port St. Joe. FL 32456.
fThe Board resernes.the right to reject an\ and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters., Jr., Chairman
Atfest /s,' Douglas C Birmingram. Clerk
2tc. March 22 and 29 2001.


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE 15 HEREB' CRP.-Et pursuant ,o a Fial
Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 6. 2001, and
entered in Case No. 00-453. of the Circuit Court of
the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and ;for Gulfl Count,
Florida wherein. First Lnion Nati.nal Bank is
FlalriliTarnd 'I,':KL'TjJN rLNN BE'E-RDEN JOSEPH
N BEARDED THE BANK OF NE5I CORK A.S
TRUiTEE FOLR 1THE POOLING AND. SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS CF JULl 3i1 1996
SERIES L,.-B ___- AN I.NfhNj'VT'i F'ERSONIS
IN POSSESS-ION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY rire
defendant; I l %i sell to the richest and be..i bidder
for cash at the FRONT LOiBBI OF CCOi.;RTHOUSE ,:.
the Gulf Counti CcurthouJe, in Port Si Joe
Florida at I I 0) A .1 EST on the 6 dai of April
2001. the I'olloAing des..nribed property as set forth .
said Final Judgment to Mtl
: SEE e ATTACHED E'HiIBiT "A'
DATED this. 3 aal of March. 2001
Douglas C. Birminharm'
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Tonya Knox .
As Deputy'Clerk
SSubmitted ".'
LA\ OFFICE E :'F f.L.RSHl-{LL C WATSON; P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
1800 NW 49" STREET. SUITE 120
Fort L.auderdale FL 33303 -.
Telephone i'54 45i3)3,.'5
Fa.:zimine r 154) 77-7 ,'6i,2

EXHIBIT "A"
Beginnr ai ihn NoF'-the..' -orir tl'ir. S theory
Quarter iSE I. 1) of ih.' Swuthie,.si Quart'r i1E-
1, 4) of JSecro, 12 Townnirp 5 Soiih. Range 1I0
West. running thence South along the East line of.
said South.'st Quarrer of the Southeast Quarter
of said Secti'.ri 12 n duaran.:e of77 feet to a point;
hence m, run '-st a dtuita.ic.? of 306 feet to a point
on the Easi. eight c.ifta line of State Road
Number 71; run thence North in a Northwesterly
direction along said East right-of-way line of said
State Road Number 71 a distance d :.i6', aee to a
point cj ntirc'secion, a'ih the Suth ine o'f rhL'
Sce.non 12 thence -run tE ot along the North line ,.,f
ihe Soutihe ai Quari er ..f tr. Sourheati Onuarie .-
said Secnorn 12 n diiance J" 335 5 fe t to he'
POB.
2tc, March 22 and 29. 2001.


PUBLIC NOTICE.S


SURPLUS BOOKS
The Gulf County School Bsard has declared books-
from the Highland View ElementarN School as no
longer needed by district schools. Interested persons
or public/private entities are Invited to submit
sealed bids for all or any of the books remaining at
the facility. Bids are to be received on or before April
9. 2001 at 12:00 Noon. Send bids to:
Gulf County Schools
ATTN: SURPLUS BOOK BID
150 Middle School Road :
Port Saint Joe, FL 32456
Persons interested in examining the books should
call 850-229-8256. The successful high bidder must
submit a check to the Gulf County Schools and
remove the books by April 16, 2001.
2tc, March 22 and 29. 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE- 14TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 00-453
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK
Plaintiff. .


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001 PAGE 11A


Gators Win Bay Medical Tournament


"WEWAHITCHKA 7, COTTONDALE 1
FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
opened up the first round of the
Bay 'Medical Healthplex Tourna-
ment with a 7-1 victory over Cot-


tondale. The Gators scored three
runs in the bottom of the first
inning to take an early 3-0 lead,
before adding one run in the
fourth and three in the fifth.
Bradley Shavers (1-1) struck


.pr -;' m 7 *L ., i --- E 2 .f. .. -' -". .. "x-s- *
Brandon Jones (22) slides safely into home in the Gators' 10-0
victory over Malone.


WHJHS Leadership
Council Golf Outing
There will be a WHJHS
Leadership Council golf outing to
S support the activities and events
of the Wewahitchka Junior High
.School, on Friday, April 6, teeing
off at 11:00.CT, at the St, Joseph's
)3ay,Country Club in Port St, Joe.
S he cost will be 825 per golfer
(price includes cart, green fees,
In'rh and prizes). Mulligans can

NOW See The Star On Line at
www.StarFL.com


be purchased for $5 each.
Format will be four-man
scramble (select shot). Bring your
team or come as an individual
and they'll fix you up. Only one
player with single digit handicap
per team, please.
To sign up call 639-2228 and
ask for Marty, Mary, or Bill. To
pay, send your $25 check or drop
it by the Wewahitchka High
School, One Gator Circle,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465.. Pay-,
ments can be made" at the' golf
course prior to the shot-gun start.
Money prizes, .based: on the
nuniber of golfers, will be awarded
to the top three teams,


out 11 batters in his six innings to
pick up the win on the mound for
the Gators. Shavers allowed one
unearned run on two hits and
three walks. Jonathan Thomas
struck out one in his inning of
relief.
Philip Hall went two for four
with a home run and two RBI to
lead the Gators at the: plate.
Justin Barnes was two for three
with a double and an RBI, while
Blake Rish went two for two with
two singles.
"This was a well played game
that has been long awaited," said
head coach Thornton Davis. "We
were rained out on Monday and
hadn't played in a week with little
practice due to rain. This was the
best we've played all year, I hope it
rains again soon!"
CHS 060 001 00-1 2 3
WHS 300 1 30 x- 713 0
WEWAHITCHKA 10, MALONE 0
FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
Co-MVP's Wesley Colvin and
Philip Hall led Wewahitchka to a
10-0 victory over Malone in the
championship game of the Bay
Medical Healthplex Tournament
Friday night. Colvin (2-0) tossed a
complete game five hitter with 11
strike outs, and went two for three
at the plate with a double and two
RBI; while Hall went four for four
with a double, a homer and two.
RBI.
Wewahitchka added to a 3-0
lead \\ith three runs in the fifth
inning, and four in the sixth.
Blake Rish, Terrence Addison
and P. J. Addison each added two
singles for the Gators (8-5). Rish
also had two RBI.
"We might be onto something


now," said Coach Davis. "We 1.'I
wanted to play baseball today. We
played and pitched well. Pitching
and defense wins championships, % ..
hitting just sales tickets."
The Gators host Rutherford
Tuesday night.
WHS 102 34 -1013 1 _
MHS 000 000 .-0 5 2


Sharks Defeat Wakulla War Eagles;

Pick Up Season's Second Win


PORT ST. JOE 8, WAKULLA 6
THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
1' Port St. Joe picked up its sec-
ond win of the season, scoring
four runs in the top of the seventh
inning to defeat Wakulla 8-6
Thursday in the Florida High Dick
Howser Tournament. The Sharks
jumped out to a 4-0 lead, before
the War Eagles bounced back with
three runs in the bottom of the
second and two in the fourth to
take a 5-4 lead.
Jacob Tankersley and Mike
Manley led the Sharks at the plate
With three hits each. Matt Caswell
and Bryce Thomas each had' RBI
singles in the seventh.
James Daniels (2-3) tossed a
complete game six-hitter to pick
up the win on the mound for Port
St. Joe (2-1.0).
PSJ 130 000 4--8 9 .3
WHS 0'30 2,00 1-6 6 1
S: PORT ST. JOE 4, FL. HIGH 10
FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
The Sharks dropped to 2-11
overall on the season with Fri-
day's 10-4 loss to Florida High in


the Dick Howser Tournament.
The Seminoles jumped out to a
10-3 lead after four complete
innings.
Dustin Powell had a single, a
double and an RBI to lead Port St.
Joe offensively.
Adam Hamm (0-3) was,
recorded with the loss on the
mound for the Sharks.
.FSU 2 3 2 3 00 -1011 0
PSJ 100 201 0- 4 114
PORT ST. JOE 1, HOLMEs Co. 10
SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH ;,
The Sharks jumped out to a
4-0 lead in the first inning, but
Holmes County countered with. 10
unanswered runs to defeat Port
St. Joe 10-1 Saturday in the Dick
Howser Tournament. The Blue
Devils scored five runs in the .top
of the second inning, then added
one in the sixth and fouLr in the
seventh. .
Chris Knox (0-4) took the loss
on the mound for the Sharks,
which dropped,.to 212 overalll.
The Sharks travel to Liberty
County Thursday for a District 3-
2A game, then host North'.lew.


Co-MVP Philip Hall went six
for eight with a double;, two
home runs and four RBI in the
Bay Medical Healthplex
Tournament.


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Co-MVP Wesley Colvin
struck out 11 batters .in Friday
night's championship game
against Malone.
High School out of Dothan Friday.
Port St.-Joe will travel to Chatta-
hoochee Tuesday for another dis-
trict game.
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James Daniels tossed a complete game six-hitter to pick up his
sectid' df the season. ; .; .. .. .. o.
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Sweet Revenge;
"Justice" Prevails
As the "Law Dogs"
Return to the Ring
"Buford T. Justice" and "Bad
Brad'-a/k/a Gulf County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen, and. Mexico
Beach Police Chief. Brad Hall-
proved that justice prevails dur-
ing their recent "Grudge latch"
With 'The Barbwire Brothers."
'The Law, Dogs" were blind-
sided by the "Barbwire Brothers"
in their wrestling debut in Port St.
Joe a few months ago. They car-
ried the "Grudge, Match" to
Wewahitchka on March 10th and
dealt out their brand of "justice."
Fun was had by almost every
one in attendance (excluding
Barbwire Brother "Mickey Blue
Eyes") as the Mexico .Beach
Explorers and Gulf County Jr.
Deputies were the benefactors of
the fund-raising activities.
"Buford T." hinted that he
may have participated in his last
match. Maybe he wants to go out
a winner!!!
Several requests have been
made for another challenge match
between "Buford T.'" and .'.'Bad
SBrad" just so the folks around'
could find out who's the. top ."Law
* Dog" around these parts. ) ':


"Bad Brad" gets pinned as
"Buford T. Justice" watches.


Barbwire Brother,"Mickey Blue
Eyes," knocked out on the floor.


" 5308 WILLIAMS AVENUE PORT 5T. JOE 'L Phone 227-1278 or 229-8997 FAX 227-7212 -rf


"Buford T" takes a rest while handcuffed to the ring ropes .
. He did deal out some "Justice" after being freed by Deputy
Mark Cutler.

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PAGE 12A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001


Sharks Finish Second Out of 150 Teams


THE GOOD THAT MEN DO

LIVES BEYOND THEM
The donation of an organ, such as a kidney or an eye is a
prime example.of man doing continuing good. Actually it is the
last chance for someone to do something for his fellow man.
Organ donation knows no economic barriers. It is the great com-
mon denominator. Whether a man be prince or pauper he can
make the same wonderful gift, and in doing so a part of him
endures.
Consider making out a donor card or adding it to your
will. The more donors the greater the opportunity for matching
ideal donors and thus more chance for -success.
WE PROUDLY ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE
PLANS AND PRESCRIPTION CARDS.


Buzzet's Drug Store
Quality Pharmacy Service Since 1951
202 Monument Ave. (Hwy. 98) Port St. Joe
*Gift Department *Nautical Gifts *Books *Games
*Magazines *Toys -Russell Stover Candies -Carlton Cards

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This past Saturday the Port
St. Joe Boys' Track Team traveled
to Jacksonville to compete in the
Bob Hays Invitational. With more
than 150 teams and 6,500 ath-
letes on hand, the Sharks came
away with a second place finish.
Highlighting the meet for the
Sharks was Stephen Gaddis, who
won the pole vault with a jump of
14 foot, tying a school record.'
Other scorers for the Sharks were
Josh Todd, which tied for second
in the pole vault; Travis Woullard
with second place finishes in both
the shot put and discus;
Tremaine Lewis with a fifth place
finish in the discus and seventh in
the shot put; and Kyron Bailey,
who placed fifth in I he high jump.
The tracksters scored 43 points
with Miami Carol City winning the
meet with 46 points.
On Tuesday, they Sharks took
a first place team finish in the
Wewahitchka Invitational, com-
peting against Wewa, Chipley and
Marianna.
Reggie Quinn led the Sharks'
with wins in the 200, 400 and as


a member of the 4x400 relay team
of Reggie, John Watkins, Jerrell
Showers and Brad Ray. Also win-
ning two events was Travis
Woullard with victories in the shot
put and discus. John Watkins
won the 800 meter with a person-
al best. Kyron Bailey leaped six-
foot two inches to take first in the
high jump. The 4x800 relay team


of Chris Hendricks, Brad Ray,
Josh Watkins and Josh Todd also
finished first.
Other scorers for Port St. Joe
were Tremaine Lewis, second in
the shot put and discus; Ken
Peak, third in the discus; Seneca
Chambers, second in the 200; and
Chris Hendricks, fifth in the 1600
meters. -


Recording personal bests, for
the Sharks were Reggie Quinn,
John Watkins, Adam Richards,
Chris Hendricks, Josh Watkins,
Josh Todd, Thomas Webb,
Stephen Gaddis and Ken Peak.
This Friday the Sharks travel to
Lake City to compete in the Tiger.
Invitational. ,.


Lady Gators Improve to 7-2


WEWAHITCHKA 13, BLOUNTSTOWN 2
THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
The ,Wewahitchka .Lady
Gators improved to 5-2 overall on
the season with Thursday night's
13-2 victory over Blountstown in
six innings. The Lady Gators took
an 8-2 lead with four runs in both

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before putting the mercy rule in
effect with five runs in the sixth


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Wewahitchka's Judith, Hus-
band scattered nine hits and
struck out seven against Port St.
Joe.


inning.
Judith Husband (5-2) picked
up her fifth win of the season,
allowing only one earned run on
five hits and one walk. She col-
lected six strike outs in her six
innings on the mound.
Britney Grice led Wewahitch-
ka at the plate, going three for
four with three singles and an
RBI. Judith Husband and Kim-
berly McMillion each added two
singles and an RBI. Kayla Rich hit
a three-run home run, Krstin
Jones hit a solo homer, and Laura
Husband added a double and two
RBI.
"This was probably the best
we have hit the ball all year." said
head coach Charles Fortner. "I
think we got better today."
WHS 0 4 4 0 5 -1312 2
BHS 1 01 01 00 2 5 2
WEWAHITCHKA 7, PORT ST. JOE 2
FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH .
The Lady Gators jumped out
to a 7-0 lead, before holding on for
a 7-2 victory over Port St. Joe Fri-
.day. night in a District 3-2A
match-up. Wewahitchka improved
to 6-2 overall and 2-1 in the dis-
trict, while the Lady Sharks
dropped to 6-3 on the season- ansd.
2-2 in district play.
Judith Husband (6-2) seat-
tered nine hits and struck out
seven batters to pick up the win
for Wewahitchka. She allowed two
earned runs and one walk in her
,seven innings on the mound., ',
Christi Ward led the Lady
Gators at the plate, going two for


Stephen Gaddis clears the bar enroute to a first place finish in the poles in Saturday's Bob Hays
Invitational.
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three with two RBI. Kristin Jones
had a double and an RBI: while
Judith Husband, Kimberly McMNil-
lion and Laura Husband added a
single and an RBI.
Alisha Barber (3-3) gave up
six earned runs on nine hits and,
one walk to record the loss on the
mound for the Lady Sharks. Bar-
ber struck out one batter in her-
four innings. Becky Belin allowed
one earned rurT in her two no-hit
innings of relief.
Bonnie Belin was three for"
three with three singles *to lead
Port St. Joe at the plate. Evette
Gant was two for three with an
RBI, while Anna Tankersley went
two for four with a double. Shan-
na Collier -and Kristin Abrams
each added a single for the Lady
Sharks.
"Physical and mental break
downs hurt us," said Port St. Joe
head coach Jim Belin. "We had
plenty of hits to score, but we
scattered them."
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WEWAHITCHKA 15., ARNOLD 1
TUESDAY, MARCH 20TH
The Lady Gators pounded out
15 hits in their 15-1 blow-out vic-
tory over -Panama City Beach


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Arnold Tuesday in five innings.
Wewahitchka scored one run in
the top of the first, then added five
runs in both the second and third
innings, and four in the fourth.
Judith Husband (7-2) tossed
a complete game three-hitter. and
struck out seven batters to pick
up the win on the mound for the
Gators. She gave up one earned
run and two walks.
Kim MclMillion had a single, a
triple and three RBI; Kristin Jones
also had a single and a triple with
two. RBI; Christi Ward had two
singles and two RBI; while Lind-'
say Miller, Judith Husband and
Britney Grice each added two sin-
gles and an RBI. Brandi Little,
Laura Husband and Amanda
Stripling each had a single. Little
had two RBI, while Husband had
one.
"We played a solid ball game,"
said Coach Fortner. "We seem to
be getting a little better with the
bats, and see some improvement."
The Lady Gators (7-2) travel
to Apalachicola for a District 3-2A
game Tuesday.
WHS 1 5 5 4 0 -1515 0
AHS 1 00 00 -1 3 2


Lady Sharks Win
PORT ST. JOE 4, LIBERTY CO. 1
THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 6-2 overall and 2-1 in
District 3-2A play with a 4-1 win
over Liberty County Thursday
night. The Lady Sharks, which led
2-1 after four complete innings,


Travis Woullard gets set for a
throw in the shot put.

added two insurance runs in the
top of the seventh.
Alisha Barber (3-2) allowed
only one unearned run on four
'hits and one walk, while striking
out four batters to pick up the win
on the mound.
Bonnie Belih led the Lady
Sharks at the plate, going two for
three with an RBI. Anna Tankers-
ley and Shanna Wester each
added a single, while Jessica
Sherrill added an RBI.
"Good pitching and an overall
solid defense led to the win," said
head coach Jim Belin.
The Lady Sharks travel to
Holmes. County Monday, then
host Greensboro Tuesday after-
noon for a District 3-2A game.
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Lady Gators to ,,
Softball Match
No one is saying exactly what
W.W.W. stands for, but some folks
are beginning to ask questions '.:
Is it Worn out Wewa Womeni?"
or "Wild Wewa Women'!!"-
whichever the, case, the real
answer may not be revealed tintil
the two teams face off.
The W.W.W., consisting 'of
alumni Lady Gator players from
the years of 1974 through 20.00,,
have issued a challenge to the
current Wewahitchka High School
Lady Gators team.
The "fund-raising game" 3il
be held Saturday, March 31st.
beginning at 5:00 p.m. CT.
Admission will be $2 per person
and a full concession stand, com-
plete with barbecue chicken dinT
ners, will be open.
Everyone is invited to gop out
and enjoy the "challenge match"
while helping the Lady Gators
squad. Gulf County Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert will be
the official "announcer" for the
competition.
Other competitions between
the two teams such as base run-
ning and .hitting are also being
planned.
Members of the W.W.W:
. alumni' team include: Ashley
Lister (1998), Mandy Little (1998).
Krystal Hendricks (2000), Lisa
Sassar (1987), Kelly Creamer
(1995), Amanda Davis (1997),
Aimee Pridgeon (1998), Cindy
Traylor (1977), Nikki Little (1977),
Jasmine McMillion (1998), Susie
Pitts (1983), Doris Jean Whitten
(1977), Brenda Little (1977),
Diana Taunton (1998), and Ann
Morris (1994).
Charlie Little and G-ant
Grantham will be the alumni
coaches for the game.


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Tom Sawyer's Day A Complete Success


Neither rain nor cold could
dampen the spirits of the 50-plus
volunteers who turned out for the
kick off of the Tom Sawyer's Day
project in Mexico Beach. At 9:00
a.m., the volunteers were ready to
pick up paint brushes, rollers,
paint, hammers, and roofing and
begin the first phase of renovating
the City's parks.


Mayor Kingsland began the
project by thanking the volunteers
for their time and their unwaver-
ing enthusiasm in spite of the
inclement weather. As News
Channel 7 filmed, six year old
Blake Buskens was the first vol-
unteer to autograph the sign that
will be posted, at Canal park.
Project captains, Chief Brad Hall


and Director of Public Works,
John Grantland, quickly orga-.
nized the volunteers into groups
of four and designated a green
and white group referring to
Canal Park's new color scheme of
white and teal. Not needing fur-
ther supervision, the painting
teams staked out their areas and
began the task at hand.
Driftwood Inn owner Peggy
Wood organized the refreshment
table with pastries, coffee, tea,.
and Gatorade donated by Chubby
Chicken & Bakery, and hot dogs
from Half Shells for the volun-
teers. Wood said, "I am so proud
of this community. Look at this
fabulous turnout, iper'ially with
this weather! And, they are really
enjoying doing this for their park.
I hope we can keep the ball rolling


with beautifying our parks and
roadways."
While on a coffee break,
Mexico Beach resident Joe Thiel
said, "I think one of the things
that impresses me most about the
event is that it was set up by the
Mayor, but it's not politically ori-
ented. I think the 50 plus volun-
teers of a population of 1,000 is
impressive."
Beginning the next phase of
renovations on the pavilion, a
roofing crew provided by
Hambrick Construction removed
the old roof in preparation of
replacing it with a new teal col-
ored metal roof. During the previ-
ous week, Hambrick Construction
built. a new cupola and prepped
and painted the pavilion white
with teal trim. Harmon's Heavy


Equipment removed the old con-
crete picnic tables to make way
for the stylish new tables that will
be placed in the pavilion after the
completion of renovations. Bob
Baker and Bill Hodgson spent the
prior week pressure washing the
areas to be painted. Decorative
spindles and railings provided by
Parker Realty added the finishing
touches on the pavilion.
Among the volunteers were
city officials and employees.
Mayor Kingsland, Councilper-
sons, Cecil "Bud" Jones and
David Thompson, Planning and
Zoning members, Chuck Risinger
and Sandi Yarbrough, Bill
Bloemsma, Peggy Wood and J.
Patrick Howard represented
MBCDC and City employees Terri
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J. Patrick Howard noted that
this project is a fabulous first step
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appearance and the spirit
between the citizens. Wearing
much of the while paint donated
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Thompson said he was so
impressed with -the camaraderie
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Nearly six hours and 30 gal-
lons of paint later, a crew started
collecting paint pans, empty cans,
and well used brushes and
rollers. The tired but proud volun-
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pavilion. Enjoying some refresh-
ments, they observed their handi-
work and made plans for future


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have completed the renovations
and the restroom to match the
pavilion." Noting the need for
touch-ups of the painting project,
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Ovitrtalce*


A.H. "Pete" Rhames
A.H. "Pete" Rhames, age 74,
went to be with the Lord on March
6, as a result of emphysema. He
was born November 17, 1926 in
Overstreet to P.H. and Addis
Rhames; Pete graduated from
high school in 1945 at Port St.
Joe. He then entered the army
and was stationed first at Ft.
Bragg then Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He
was discharged from the service
as a Lt. in the Army reserves.
In 1948, Pete married Ocie
Stevenson at the Holy City in the
Wichita Mountains. To this union,
they were blessed with three chil-
dren. Pete graduated from the
University of Central Oklahoma
with a B.S. in education and
received his masters from SW
State University. Her continued
his education in school adminis-
tration at OU. Pete was a teacher,
coach, and administrator in
Lawton, Cyril, Lone Wolf, Burns
Flat, and Deer Creek. From 1981-
91, Pete was executive director of
C.C.OiS.A.
He was a Presbyterian by
faith. Pete was an avid golfer and
won many tournaments through-
out the years. He loved his family
dearly. Pete was preceded in
death by his parents and one sis-
ter.
He is survived by his wife,
Ocie; one son, Brett; two daugh-
ters, Teresa Price and Tarmn
Andrews; a sister. Frances
Mobley;' a sister-in-law,. Jackie
Caldwell; nine grandchildren; six
nieces and nephews; .and many
friends.
Funeral services were held at
11:00 a.m., Friday, March 9 at
Santa Fe Presbyteriah Church,
Edmond. Burial followed at
Memorial, Park Cemetery. Gifts
and contributions may be given to


the Memorial Fund of Santa Fe
Presbyterian Church in memory
of Pete Rhames.
Owen W. Elkins, Sr.
Owen W. Elkins, Sr, 69,
passed away Friday, March 16, at
his residence in Bainbridge,
Georgia. Mr. Elkins was born on
November 4, 1931 in Seminole
County, Georgia to James
Thornton and Clara Mae Poston
Elkins. He had been a resident of
of Bainbridge, Georgia since 1979.
He was former resident of Port St.
Joe and Quincy. He was a sales-
man for Merita Bread Company
and Sunbeam Bread Company.
He was a member of Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church in Port
St. Joe and was a U.S. Army vet-
eran of the Korean Conflict.
Mr.' Elkins is survived by his
wife, Elsie Dean Nix Elkins of
Bainbridge, Georgia to whom he
was married on October 19, 1951;
two sons, Owen W. Elkins, Jr..of
Bainbridge, Georgia and Phillip
Randall Elkins of Ringgold,
Georgia; a daughter, Susan Renee
Elkins Parker of Quincy; two sis-
ters, Charlotte Elkins of
Bainbridge, Georgia, and Harriet
Sue Elkins Griffin of Colquitt,
Georgia; and four grandchildren,
Tonya Elkins, Eli Elkins, both of
Ringgold. Georgia. Apryl Parker
and Ashley Parker, both of
Quincy. '
;Funeral services were held on
Wednesday. March 21, at 11:00
a.m. at Calvarv Assembly of God
Church in Decatur County,
Georgia with Reverend C.O.
Thompson and Reverend Curtis
Earnest officiating. A private bur-
ial was held prior, to the funeral
service at Calvary Assembly of
God Church Cemetery.
(See OBITUARY on Page 3B)


"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

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


.-'g r FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
'4U ,U 508 Sixteenth Street *227-1756 A
,. ., | I-A Sixteenth Street :
Sunday Worship ..... 10 a.m. sixteenth treet
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. .
Adult School ........ 11a.m.
*Sunday School -
*Young Children 8 '
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.,


r first Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery Buddy Caswell
S Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ........... ..... 9:45 am
W orship Service . .. .... . 1.1:00 am
Disciple Training .. ...... . 6:0 pm
SEvening Worship .... ... . 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer-Meeting .. 7..Z:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

Teaching the Truth of God's Word

FAITH BIBLE C 4URCI
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ...... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ..... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN Ce4OOL0


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Port St. Joe


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School . . 9:45 a.m.. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship . .... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship :.. . . 6:00 p.m
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.


Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's Director


Miller Comes to

Family Life Church


Marion McCallis surrounded by youth group members from
Grace Baptist Church.


Revival Services

at Dalkeith Baptist -
Dalkeith Baptist Church,
located at 2223 County Road 381
south of Wewahitchka, will be
holding revival services Wednes-
day through Sunday, April 4.
through 8. Services will begin at ,
6:00 p.m. on Wednesday through
Saturday, and at 10:30 a.m. on
Sunday.
Reverend Omar Deen will be
the preaching evangelist and
Cindy Skipper will be the music
evangelist. There will be a youth
rally at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday,
March 7.
For more information or for
transportation, please call Pastor
Johnnie Newton at 639-9488.

Revival at Christian
Fellowship Baptist
Christian Fellowship Baptist
Church, located at 500 15th
Street in Mexico Beach will be
hosting a revival on March 30th
and 31st at 6:00 p.m., CT and on
Sunday, April 1st at 9:00 a.m. for
Sunday school, 10:00 a.m. for ,
morning worship and 5:00 p.m.
for evening worship.
The ministers will be Brother
Wayne Mund and Brother Bernie
Maret. of the Fishers of Men
Ministries. There will be special
singing also. For more informa-
tion, please call Christian


Fellowship Baptist Church at
648-8972 or Pastor Edward
Cutchin at 639-3877.

Community Gospel Sing
The First Pentecostal Holiness
Church, located at 2001 Garrison
Avenue in Port St. Joe, will be
hosting. the community gospel
sing this month on Saturday,
March 24, at 7:00 p.m.
So dust off that old gospel
song and go worship God in
music.
Car Wash for
Youth Missions
Oak Grove Assembly Youth
SMinistry is having a car wash to
raise money for a summer mis-
sions trip to Czech Republic.
Donations will be accepted. The
car wash will be held from 10:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Shell Sta-
tion.

Working For the Lord
The Primitive Baptist Church
is conducting a "Working For The
Lord" building fund program. The
pastor and members would like to
invite the public to go and be a
part of 100 women and men in
red, black, and white, on Sunday,,
March 25, at 6:00 p.m.
The. guest speaker for the
evening will be Elder Vernie
.Martin of the Body of Christ
Church in Port St. Joe.
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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: hvbaptist@aol.com Web Site: www.forministry.com/32456hvbc
"If you need a ride to church call the church office and we'll pick you up."
Sunday School.................... 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer 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 8 p.m.
Sunday Evening Service .......... 7 p.m. PASTOR: REV. JOHNNIE RAY BAILEY


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F First Ckhrck of the Nazarenve

S2420 Long Avenue Port S+, Joe, TFlorida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ...................... 10 a.m. C i,'e ,to, tihe Lo0, tl\. e lo.'
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 11 a.m. doe His rname, Vworship the
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. Lor in the bea ty o hof less.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psal1n 29 '2

\\ The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church.
MEXICO BEACH
Reverend Kevin Carter, Pastor
Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor & Minister of Music
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
-. Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
SBible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
~~i W 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
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
S9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


Dr. Hayward L. Miller is the

Children With A Heart
Children from Grace Baptist
Church and their Bible school
teachers visited SunBridge
Nursing Home on Friday, March
16th and distributed St. Patrick's
Day shamrocks and Bible verses
that they made in their class.
The children displayed a gen-
uine love and interest in the
elderly population. They were at
ease with smiles and hugs as they
passed out cake and punch for
the party. They talked to each res-
ident with patience and calm that
brought out the smiles in every-
one. If these children are the
future then everyone has a bright
future to look forward to.
Annual Men's Day
Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church, located at the
corner of Martin Luther King and
Avenue D, would like to extend an,
invitation to attend their annual
men's observance on Sunday,
March 25 at 11:30 a.m. The guest
speaker will be Elder Harley
Watkins of Port St. Joe.


pastor of Living Word Fellowship
in Panama City. Since Dr. Miller
became pastor, Living Word
Fellowship has become one of the
largest and fastest growing'
churches in, the Panhandle.
Dr. Miller has ministered'
internationally in conferences and '
churches bringing a word that
builds up and establishes the
Body of Christ. His heart is to,
mentor and disciple men and
women as .they take their post-:
tions in the body of Christ.
His powerful God given ability
to communicate the gospel helps
-the congregation to see and
understand what the Spirit is say-
ing to the church. Young and old
sit in expectation during the pow-
erful messages and receive the
Word of God, as it becomes alive .
and real.
If you desire to be someone
who makes a difference in this
world, or just simply need a touch
from God, you are encouraged to,
go out to the Family Life Church,
on Sunday night, April 1st at 7:00
p.m., ET. You will riot be disap-
pointed! See the Family .Life, '
Church ad in this paper for direc-
tions to the church.


Dr. .Ha-,y.


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Pastor of:

Living Word Fellowship

(One of the largest and fastest growing
churches in Panama City)


Sunday, April 1st @ 7 PM BST


Family Life Church


Eon L &L EL.
&wy. 98
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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beacaal32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"O taste and see that the Lord is good. blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe.
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School ...... ........9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship- ...... I 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ... . : .. 6:30 p.m.
W wednesday ..... .. ... ...... 7:00 j.m ..
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


[First United Methodist Church
1.11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

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

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

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

+ ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
S|7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00


race Baptist Church
BUT THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL SOAR ON
WINS LIKE EAGLE5 1ISAIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


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626 Second Street
\4 09 ~Wewahitchka
A Contemporary Church 639-5993
Servin't the Family ... Teaching the Word...
Reaching the World for Christ!
Under the Leadership of Rev. Bill Truby, Ph.D & Kyle Pippin
Services: Sunday-10:30 a.m. & Wednesday-7 p.m.

:-School Is Now Open!


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Discover God's Love'!
Everyone welcome


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Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study. Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.


REV. JOHH ADKInt5, PASTOR,


Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, PL THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 200\ PAGE 3B


Volunteers Needed


,for" Water Monitoring


Volunteers are:needed. foi- St.
Joseph Bay oriLake Wimico Water.
Quality. Monitoring Program. This
program- is. coordinated by Florida
"Lakewatch" which works directly
0 with' citizens living on (or using)
Florida's, lakes, rivers, or water-
ways. They", are currently looking
for volunteers who' are willing to
participate in a long-term moni-
torinig efforts. Volunteers are
/ required to have access to a boat
and complete a training session.
Water sampleare taken once a
month for a'milinimum ,of one to
S two years., .
SIi,' return for their participa-
tion ii Lakewatch,. volunteers
receive a, qu arterly newsletter,
supplies 'and use of ,sampling
equip-pent,'. irilividualized train-,
ing i monitoring procedures,
periodic reports on their waterway
(including an .annual data
packet). a access to experts, and
invitations to regularly scheduled
.Lakwa"tcf meetings. Volunteer
will'be trained on April 27.
For more information on how


you (or groups) can volunteers
your time on St. Joseph Bay or
Lake Wimico, please contact Kim
Miller at the Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research
Reserve at (850) 670-4783 exten-
sion 119.


Obituary

-From Page 2B


Erlene Faye Long
Erlene Faye Long, 59, of
Marble Valley, Alabama passed
away on March 14, at University
of Alabama/Birmingham Hospital'
in .Birmingham, Alabama. She
was born on November 29, 1941
in Coosa County, Alabama, to
Robert Jones and Lelage, Lillian
.Liveoak. She was a former resi-
dent of Port- St. Joe. Mrs. Long
was, a self-employed hair stylist,.
and a member of Union Springs
Baptist Church. She had been
Iri-rid tJr hiqhf- L b Joe


,; Edward Long for 39 yea
SGb 'Vehice : She is survived by
Ss band, Joe Edward Long
S afety hecIks Valley, Alabama; two
-T'he- Gulf, County Sheriffs Donald Phillips, of S
Office is conducting vehicle safety Alabama .and Gary P.
and driver's license checks in Gulf Marble Valley, Alabama
County during the month of ter, Elsie Baird of Marl
March .eight nieces and nepl
Mah S b1 b held at 'several great nieces and
S4et'& '"cks will .be held at
various times during-the next four Funeral services we
weeks at the fo)lowiog locations: Friday. March 16, at 2:1
Radnev-Srmth Funeral
Highway 98 inSt. Joe Beach; Slacaudneath FunerAlabam
*Highway 98 east of Port St. Joe;- Sylacauga, Alabam
Highway ,71 and Doc Whitfield Reverend Gary Crowed at
R'oad: Interment followed at
HIghway 71 and County Road Springs Cemetery.
386; Serving as active p
T-Hghway 22 and l-ighway. 22A; were Jeremy Bajrc
*igh^-vaV22 anld-[he;Ba'yCoun-ty Robinson. Morris Philli
Hl, aeg and t Phillips. Matt Phillips.
7,. north of Gnce. Serving as hon
Wewahitchka. bearers were the 1961
Wewah tchka. b class of Weoguka High
SThe motoring public is asked class of Weogufka High
to be cooperative and patient dur- All services were
ing any delays created in this direction of Radi
effort to make Gulfl" County's road- Funeral Home, Inc. in
Sways safer. Alabama.




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Hwy. 98 at 19th St.
Rentals (850) 648-5449
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143 Betty Drive, Port St. Joe 4 BR, 2 5 BA,
5240,000 MLS# 6974 Brenda Miller


103 Buccaneer Dr., GultaireS/D Lovely large 4
BR/2 5BA, 2 story stucco hoe on corner lot. Gulf
%iew from deck of upstairs master bedroom suite
New patio off family room Recently renovated
wilh all new windows, carpet, tile, ect. CH/A
Looking for a larger home, MUST SEE!
S229,000. MLS#8812. Contact Ellen Allemore.


7660 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Gdeai Locar.or,
a.:roa'. ircm dedicated beach oih unobjirucied gulf
..e'"i 2 BR.'2B brick home -,h b.g f-on Florida
room 2 loti or a oal oi 100 hIghsoy frontage
.,,rk PoLTI ireei xl C'0 deep wvcrki.op and garage
in baok,oard All proper, chaon link fenced Marin
pbos.bil,.e 5295,000. MLSa5021. Contact Ellen
Allemore ., ,. ....


St. Joe Bay Office
2010 Hwy. C-30
(850) 227-9600
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Cape Office
4320 Cape San Bias Road.
Sales (850) 227-2160
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311 Robin Lane, Mexico Beach. For retire-
ment, week-end, or year round lI,.ng Nice
3BR/2BA brick home Ceramic lile BAs
beautiful hardwood foors,. hermal windows,
CH/A. enclosed garage Lol approx.
100'x95' Quiet neighborhood S108,000.
"'MLS#8126. Contact Ellen Allemore.
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Bay rronm IyJ ,.K -Ju, Jn LK/DH .all
Patricia Roap at 648-5683 ext. 11.
MLS#6290. $499,900.


Cypress Ave Port St. Joe. 3BR/3BA,
S 197,500. MLS#6401


9247 Hwy 98, Beacon Hill Cute gull front
Beach cottage, 2 BR.' IBA, fully furnished. new
kitchen, Faniaslic sunsets MLS#8690.
5410,000. Brenda Miller.


111 E & F 1st St., Mexico Beach. Duplex on cor-
ner lot One a( a kind! Geaor locoi.c,. one houte
bevraer. d ple and k.ghc^o, then beach 2
,P 1 B4 .ptiriars 2 decks for gul ..e~'
2BJ I B.- do n.ro.r. ...r a...ll e .e deck Seel ro, f
ceramrnic ;le I (l:c, CH '" UIJe one for ,ouralst or.d
rent one out. $229,000. MLS#8128. Contact Ellen
Allemore.







92 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach Beautiful Sunsets
and Great Living! ..:ro4. frcT dded,:-.aed beach
,-ih ug..-r,',cied gull *.e-' Large 2 or',, cuiom,'
build brick home wilh personoliry on. 1.5 lois.. 4
bedroom, 3.5 Bath. Approx. 3532 sq, ft'of living
area. Large deck, Florida room; uge'attached
garage. Back garage could be incoporated for
more living space. MetaJ roof, CH/A, beautiful
kitchen cabinets and countertops, carpet/tile.
throughout. Many unique o amenities.
$589,000.00, MLS#8124. Contact Ellen
Allemore .


154 Cape Dunes Dr. -
$299,900. MLS#5746


1002-D Hwy 98, Mexico Beach 2 BR, 1.5 BA
$149,900 Call Brenda for more details
MLS#8048.


Cape San Bias Gulf front, 1 25 acres, 3000+
sq h home ,ilh views from ever,. room
S 1,250.000. Call Kim Harrison.
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Cape San Bias "Sea Urchin" 3BR/2BA
Gulf Ironl. $375,000. MLS#8110






171 N. Duck Avenue Howard Creek 3 bed-
rooms, 2 balhs MLS#8022, $99,500


.ape San Bias I.uit front AbAR/z M
5599,000, MLS #5593.


Simmons Bayou Commercial Business
Opportunity $599,500 MLS#6257


wesvcon circle ror.n JOe. -
$84,500. MLS#6450.


408 California Drive, Mexico Beach 3 BR, 2
BA MLS# 7045, $165,000, Patricia Raap





1403 Constitution Drive Port St. Joe -.4
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LOT LISTINGS:
CAPE SAN BLAS
Bay View C-30, #7 Sand Ear Dr,,e 573.500.
Contact Bill Peevy. MLS#6456.
Interior Lot. Cape San blo: Rd., $39,900.
MLS#5312.
Interior Lois, Lot 6 & 7 Park side Circle
MLS#6903, 6900, $41,000. Elva M. Peden.
Gulf View, m.LS#690i Emerald lie Street
$59,900. Elva M. Peden.
Interior Lot, MLS#6596, Sourt Beach Rd.,
56 4 ,50 0 Susie W hile.. ""4 '0. E .
'Gul View, rftLSo89. 5 Emlecld .. i ST4,500. Ehlva.
M. Peden.
Interior, 1t4.S16902 Pa l. id Circle, $75,000,
Elva Peden.
MLS#6948, w.'h.e Sands Dr.e 580,000. Susie
While.
Interior Lot, MILSe5327. Cope So.,I Bias, Rd.,
$89,900. Interior Lol, MLSS6202. Wet.,nd Drive,
S99,900 Interior Lot, MLSa6955 We',tnd Drie
$99,900 Susie White.
Interior Lot, M`i,6956, Cape Sa-w Bla Rd ,
S$ 100.000 Susie White.
Interior Lot, t.LS5332 Secluded Dunes Drive,
S109,900.
Gulf Front, MLSP65 I 6526. 6524, 6525. Cape
San Bila Road, 5149,900 each.
Ist Tier, tALSBuS5. Marnner : Lane, $149,900,
Susie White.
1st Tier, MLS#5330 100 Secluded Dune. Dr,
S 179,900, Kim Harrison.
Bay Front, MALS6522, C30E, $Si81i 400, Kim
Harrison.
Bay Front, MLS1#6523 C30-E. $231,170, Kim
Harrison. ; ;
Gulf FIont, MLti56904, High.ai, C .30E 5300,000,
Elva Peden.
Interior, MLSI2592. 100 Secluded Dunes Drise,
$2,950,000.
Interior, MLS,'6528. Secluded Dunes Drive,
S 129,900.
0 INDIAN PASS
Bay Front, MLS4#6968. Lot 53 HVf r.C30. -$7J .650,.,
Bill Peevy.

Bay Front, MLSi6969. Lot 54 HW C30. S72,760,
Bill Peevy.
SIMMONS BAYOU
-MLS#6036, 6033, 6029, 6037, 6034, Country
Club Drive, 055,000 each. .
MLS#6035, Lot 4, Country Club Drive, $55,000.
SINDIAN LAGOON
MLS#2599, Hwy C"-30, $69,900. ;
MLS#2600, Hwy C-30, $129;500.
"MLS#2601, Hwy C-30, $159;500. ..
BEACHES.
Interior, MLS#6873, Mexico Beach, 233 Kim Kove,
$42,000, Brenda Miller. .
MLS#6921, St. Joe Beach, Santa Anna Street,
$29,900, Susie White. ,
PORT St. JOE
Lot2, 15, 17, 19,13;21, MLS#6049, 6050;6051,
6048, 6052, 5861, S.HWY 71, $59,000 each.
Bay View, MLSi# 5333, 6954, 5396,' Hwy 98,
$175,000.
Interior, Ward Ridge; MLS#6883, Garrison Ave,
$280,000.
Interior, Ave A, Lot 2, 3, 9, 10, 4, 1, 6, 5, 7, 8, 11,
MLS#6231, 6232, 6227, 6228, 6222, 6230,
6224, 6223, 6226, 6229, $13, 850 each.
MLS#3171, Whiting Street, $15,500, Susie White7"
MLS# 4758, 5647, 5649, 2100 2010,$19,000.
MLS#5649, 3000 Garrison Ave, $19,900.
WEWAHITCHKA
MLS#5223, North Of .Wewa, Idlekood Drive,
$9,900
MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave., $14,900.
Interior, MLS#5989, 6557, Lot 37, 36, Betty Roe
Dr., $17,000 each, Bill Peevy.
Interior, MLS#6881, Dalkieth, Hwy 381-A,
$60,000.
Interior, MLS#6879, Dalkieth, 381-A, $78,000.
MLS#5988, Dalkieth, Mace Martin Rd., $89,900,
Anitra Norton.
River Front, MLS#6877, Dalkieth, Bryants Landing
Rd., $103,400.
Interior, MLS#6882, Dalkieth, Douglas Landing Rd.,
-$127,500.
Interior, MLS#6880, Daolkieth, Bryants Landing Rd.,
$165,000. '
Interior, MLS#6878, Dalkieth, Hwy 381 ,'$189,000.
MLS#5506, 6000 Dalkieth Rd., $64,500. .
OVERSTREET., .
Interior, MLS#6624, Wewahitchka, Wetappo iDrive,
$11,800, Patricia Raap.
Interior, MLS#6157,.6154, 6158, 6156, 6060, 6155,
Lot 5, 2, 6, 4, 1, 3, Long Street, $12,900 each.
Interior, MLS#6993, Finch Lane, $13,750, Linda Ulm.
Interior, MLS#8036, Quarter Horse Lane, $16,000,
Brenda Miller.
MLS#353, CR 386, $44,000, Diane Peevy.
Interior, MLS#6097, Wewahitchka, Hwy. 386,
$195,500, Particia Raap.


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1994 Isuzu Rodeo 4x4, great condition,
new engine and transmission, power,
everything, security alarm, auto starter,
62,000 miles. Take over payments, 850-
229-7834. ltp3/22

1990 Ford Tempo GL, nice car, great
mileage, $1,200, call 227-7415. 2tp3/22

:1994 Jeep Cherokee (white) 4x4: 1993
Ford F-150 (white): 1991 Ford F-150
(tan). All vehicles are located at the
main office in Wewahitchka, at 125 N.
Hwy 71. We will accept bids ,through
March 30, 2001. We reserve the right to
refuse any and all bids. 850-639-2222.
2tc3/15

1992 Ford 'Crown Victoria, vinyl top,
fully loaded, excellent condition, extra,
clean, aluminum wheels, $3,995, call
229-2740. 2tc3/15

1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass. blue, 4 door.
power windows & locks, 69,000 miles.
$4,500 OBO, call 827-6801. ,-. 4tp3/8

1997 Z-71, 4-X4. extended cab truck.
power windows & power locks, cruise.
tilt, 83,000 miles, $16,900; call 229- -
6961. 5tc3/8

1997 Plymouth Breeze; excellent condi-
tion, A/C, cruise, $6,000 OBO, call. ,
227-9292 or 229-2404. tfc3/8

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.
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Want your child to feel at home? New,
24 hour child care opening Monday.,
March 19, 2001. 6330 Americus Ave..
St. Joe Beach. Will be starting early
childhood at the 1st of the month Call
Dawna at 647-2912. 2tc3/15


2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home", 164
McGlon, Wewa., nice, $300 a month,
$200 security deposit, call 639-4926.
tfc3/22


2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment recently
remodeled, $475 a nonti-, call 850.
997-1765. 4tc3/22


Vacational Rental; 2 bedIroom, 1.5
bath, furnished townhouse near St.
Joseph Bay Golf Course. $250 weekly
or $600 per: month plus utilities.
Deposit required, available May-
November, call 229-6738. 3tc3/15
2 bedroom Trailer with washer, dryer,
microwave, $300 a month. 5 miles from
Overstreet Bndge. call.648-5306. i.:3 1is

Mobile home lots for rent. quiet park in
Mexico Beach, call 645-5476. tfc3/8



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

/ GULF SHORE STORAGE \





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


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
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 "
5tc2/22

RV Spaces for rent. call 229-8959, leave
message. 8tp2/8

For Rent, 850 sq. ft. warehouse with
office & rest room, $250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc3/1
Furnished Efficiency type apartment
in Port St. Joe. All utilities furnished,
weekly, monthly rates, deposit, call
639-3600. tfc3/1

A 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Gulf Aire
Subdivision at St. Joe Beach.
Furnishings include stove, refrigerator.
dishwasher, and washer/dryer. There is
a community swimming pool and tennis
courts. Call Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals
at 648-5449 or 1-800-582-2990. tfc3/1
Apart./HIoms 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.
tfc3/1

UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
dry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refng.. 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
S"'pets." .... .. ...
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrnm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
. dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc3/1

Long Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call Lamr @l Arline Realty. 647-
2628. tfc3/1
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfca/i


' Liberty Manor Apts.,'102 liberty Manor
-Circle- PSJ.- Affordable houtitng-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,
ocean view. cable furrushed, 1004 Hwy
98, Mexico Beach.. 1 year lease required,
$500 a month, $500 deposit. Call before
6:00 p.m. CST 648-4922 or 6,48-5139.
;tfc3/l



,.ARG SALES-


Yard Sale. 218 Ponce De Leon. Sat..:
March 24. 8:00 am-3:00 pm EST. Lots.
of good stuff. .. Itp3/22


Huge MOVING Garage Sale. 322 Beacon

-24, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Washer, dryer.
microwave, NEW full mattress/box'
springs vw/frame, hammock chairs..
stereo, CD changer, yard and power
tools, video camera,' '97 -Honda CRV,
dishes, poits & pans; small appliances,.
bedding, kitchen utensils. Priced to sell,
EVERYTHING MUST GO! I tp3/22


Spring Plant & Bake Sale, also some
Crafts, 8th Street, Port St. Joe Garden
Club,. Sat., March'24, 8:00 am till 2:00
pm. lItc3/22:





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

MINI STORAGE
Ofc: 302-A Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
229-4200 Office
227-343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Anchor Realty


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

Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting.
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952
V^A- -


Yard Sale,,200 5th Street, Sat., March
24, 8:00 am-1:00 pm CST. Lots of misc.
ltc3/22

Yard Sale, 8228 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach,
Sat., March 24, "8:00 am till 12:00.
Furniture, household items, misc.
items. ltc3/22

Yard Sale, El Governor RV Park, Mexico
Beach, Fri. & Sat., March 23 & 24, 8:00
am-4:00 pm, knick knacks, crafts, bird
cage, lots of stuff. Itc3/22

Garage Sale, 410 Texas Drive, Mexico
Beach, Sat., March 24, 7:00 am CST.
Household items, fishing stuff, and
much more. ltp3/22

Garage Sale
Howard Creek
Fire DeparimenI
March 31, 7:00.-3:00 gT:






SNeed Carpenters & Painters. Min. 5
yrs. experience, valid FL drivers license,
. & references required. Windolf
Construction. 229-2660. I tc3/22


Immediate job opening for a full time
employee with mechanical skills.
Apply in person at, Charlie's Quick
Lube. Located next to overpass on Hwy
98. ltc3/22
Delivery Driver full or part time. Must
have a valid dnvers license. Call 229-
6195. ltc3/22


Gulf Public Transportation is accept-
ing applications for the position of
part-time driver. Minimum qualifica-
tions for the position include Florida
Class D driver's license In good stand-
ing, ability to pass a physical examina-
tion, and' ability to pass drug testing.
Applicants must be .18 years of age or
older. Interested applicants may pick up
an application at Gulf County
Transportation office located at 303
Peters Street, Port St. Joe. Applications
will be accepted through April 2, 2001.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Gulf Public
Transportation is a Drug-Free work-
place. EOE ltc3/22
e~.. Gulf County Board.,- of Countyl
Commissioners will be accepting'.
, applications for two part-timeltem:
porary mosquito sprayers. The salary,
is $7.00 per hour/40 hours per week.
All applicants must meet the following
criteria: Valid Florida Drivers License P
High School Graduate or Equivalent -,
Must be able. to lift 50 pounds.
Applications will be available at the Gulf
County Public Works,- 1001 10th Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 850-227-1401,
Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:0Q
p.m., E.T: The deadline for all applica'-
tions is Friday, April 6. 2001. 4:00 p.m...
E.T. Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Actiop
Employer. 2tc3/22


Beachcomber's Restaurant is looking
for wait staff, a cook and a dishwash-
er/bus person. Dishwasher/Bus per-
son ideal for retired persons. Must be
able to work evenings. Apply In person
at 980 Cape Sanri Blas Road. Must have
transportation. ltp3/22
Children's Case Manager. Provides i
assessment, follow-up and coordination
Sof services with emotional problems.
Requires Bachelor's Degree in human
Services and one year of experience with
emotionally disturbed children.
Requires use of personal vehicle and
good driving record. Salary plus $2,125
area differential Position located in
Gulf County. Reference job code 23-2.
Call 227-1145 tfc3/l



Angela Estates
601 15th St. Mexico Beach. Fl.
NOW OPEN
Highly res-icied mobile home lots for rent
Under ground utiliUes. pased road. street
llghts. Pick out your lot nowl For more
informauon call 850-648-4006.



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











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


5X10 .10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


Burger King is now hiring crew and a
night porter for the Apalachicola
Burger King @ $7.00 an hour. Porter
hours are 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.
Please visit your local Burger King to fill
out an application. EOE/M/F/V/D.-
Drug-free Workplace. Goldco, Inc. is an
independent franchise of Burger King
Corporation. ltc3/22

Carpentry Helper needed, call Garry
Gaddis, 648-5474. ltc3/22
CNA for Gulf Pines Hospital. Drug
Free Work place. -EOE. Notify Sandy
Watson, DON at Gulf Pines Hospital,
227-1121. 2tc3/22
We want youl First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe is looking for someone; to
Plan and cook Wednesday night din-
ners for the church family. The post-
tion will require approximately 10
hours per week and will be compensat-
ed very well. For Information or to sub-
mit an application visit the church
office at 102 Third Street or call 227-
1552. 2tc3/22
Position Vacancy with the Gulf
County Schools 2000-2001.
Lunchroom Worker ,(3. hour),
Wewahlitchka High School, Deadline
March 23, 2001. 12:00 NOON C.D.T.
Contact Dr. Bill Truby, Principal.
Wewahltchka High School. One Gator
Circle, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. 850-
639-2228. A copy of the advertised Job
description and an application form are
available from the school office or the
district office building located at 150
Middle School Road. In Port St. Joe.
General work experience is preferred:
Successful applicant must pay S42 fin-
gerprint analysis fee. Salary 'Is deter-
mined by the adopted salary .schedule.
SGulf County Schools is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc3/15


Housekeepers needed, must be able to
,work on Holidays & Weekends.
Experience helpful. Please apply in per-
son at Best Western Motel in ;
Apalachicola. 4tc3/15

Anchor Vacation Properties is now
hiring full .time reservationist. All
applicants should be energetic. out
going, hard working, and good commu- -
nication skills. Apply in person at 4693
Cape San Bias Road. 3tc3/15.
Local Medical Clinic looking for the
following positions: Front Office
Clerk/Receptionist, experience pre-
feri-ed-'scheduling. record keeping, data -'
entry, filing.. etc.. jNursing Position:,
CNA, LPN.'or RN needed for busy prac-
tice, phlebotomy necessary, experience
required. Must be willing to travel to
area clinics as needed. Echo-
Technician: Part time position, more if
willing to travel to Quincy one day per
week. Contact Wendl at (850) 653-8600
or fax resume to 653-4135. 2tc3/15

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. ,. .


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



Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-865 1.or 227-8024
Phone Mobile .


Locally
Owned


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&to0 Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatmern. RE6iedurani Moei
*Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estale WDO) Reponrs ConsirucTun Sie;
Specializing in Vacation Renral Proper,.es
FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT,& PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products




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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.
Offering
Boarding, Bathing, Grooming Cats and Dogs
Separate Cat Room Pick-Up & Delivery
Daily Exercise Premium Pet Food
Heating and Air Conditioning,
Injured Animal Confinement '
Experienced Kennel Supervisors /
Long Term Boarding /
Multiple Sized Kennels
Veterinarian On Call -


Burger King is now hiring for
Apalachicola Burger King @ $7.00 an
hour. Please visit your local Burger King
to fill out an application.
EOE/M/F/V/D. Drug-free Workplace.
Goldeo, Inc. is an independent fran-
chise of Burger King Corporation. 3atc/i5
AC Duct Installers needed. Will train.
Please call G.W. service at 229-9125.
2tc3/15

ATTENTION ON DECK Maritime
Personnel Services. Inc.. a leader in
marine job placement, is seeking
Captains. Mates. Engineers, QMED's,
AB's. OS's and Deckhands for the off-
shore oil/gas industry. Experienced &
non-expenenced. Career opportunity!
Benefits! Call 850-234-9900. E-mail:
CAPTschool@aol.com. 10tc3/15,

Bookkeeper position open: estab-
lished company has immediate opening
for highly experienced person In all
aspects of Real Estatet accounting.
Peachtree and Rental software a must.
Call Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc.
at 850-648-5777 or fax resumes to 850-
648-5779. tfc3/I

Toucan's Restaurant, Hwy 98 in
Mexico Beach has all positions open.
Apply in person. experience very help-
ful. tfc3/I
Receptionist/Reservatlonist com-
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

Children's Case Manager, Provides
assessment, follow-up and coordination
,of services with emotional problems.
Requires Bachelor's Degree in human
senices and one year of experience with
emotionally disturbed children.
Requires use of personal vehicle and
good driving record. Salary plus S2,125
area differential. Position located in
Gulf County. Reference job code 23-2.
Call 227-1145. tfc3/I
Experienced Plumbers Helper needed
full time, call 648-5476. LUc3/8

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/ I

-Now hiring seasonal 'hlplfor the fol-
lowsing positijonsjkHostres,- .Cook, Bus
Person, Wait Staff, Dishwasher. Stop
by the Fish House Restaurant and pick
up an application. Hwy 98, Mexicb
Beach. lfc3/1


Part-Time, Day & Evening positions.
Resident Care, call Pam at Geri-Care '
850-647-2626. fc3/1

See the Classifieds and the
Trades & Services
online at www.starfl.com


J. Cr Enterprises "202Reid Av"n
P PI St. Joe. Fl. 32456
S/ 850-227-9414
~ Fax 229-6041






MARVIN'S

Satellite Service
6331 Ceorgia Avenue Call 1850) 647 3171
Port St Joe FL 32456 Cell 1850)899.1061


BOB'S PAINT 0
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of .
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work '
MV02522
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Balltzef Ave. Phone 227-7229


Mandolin, Guitar, Violin, Fiddle lessons:
all ages welcome. Call. 819-9000. tfc3/ I





Lost 18 year old dog. med. sized black &
tan. missing some hair on back end, has
crooked tail. Missing from Cypress Ave.
area. Has been missing lor about. '
week. Call 227-7404 if found. Itc3/22

Found. three boat seat cushions on C.R.
386. call 850-648-4211. Itp3/22

*Lost Golden Long Haired house cat wtqh
flat face. Call Gdda Hobbs if found at
229-8165. Itc3/22





King size water bed. mattress. heater:&
head board. S155: kitchen aid dlh
washer S15: refrigerator.- about 25 .ou.
ft.. water and Ice maker S80. call 229-
7666. 2tp3/15
For Sale. Couch & Loveseat, sage green
& Ivory, I year old. excellent condluon.
stay covered, 8650. call 229-6806.
'~3tc3,l5

Dough Boy Swimming Pool. 24'x4'
round, sand filter &'pLimp. White p'lis-
tic ladder & cleaning accessories. 8350,
call 647-3516. 2tc3/15
For Sale. "Sears" roof cargo carter, used
one time, Sl 15 new. first S50 takes it.
call 227-9256. tfc3/8
Watkins Products. (850) 639-2026-&
www.watkinsonline/richardsulwell.
10tp3/8

Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop. 310 4th St., PSJ tfc3/1

Leisure Bay Hot Tub, 4 person capacity.
Excellent Condition, S1.750 OBO. paid
83.000, call 229-6639 or 229-6854 ask
for Pam. tfc3/1
Sea Oats for sale, call Kay at 229-
5282. 3tc3/8

Free e Non-Denominational". Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Christian & no- .
thing else Send your name & address
to:, Bible Study. PO Box 29, We a-
hitchka. FL 32465 'or rrilall your
request,to Wejwachurch@aol.com tfc6/l


Prom dress, size 2. red. form fitting,
key-hole back, sequined bodice &
straps.,Call 229-6807 after 7:00. i3/,'22

Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Rehr,shing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374


COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephebs,
fair prices. Home 229-1252,

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

MARYKAY, j
MARGARET PRESSWOOD, .
Independent Beouly Consullanrt
58 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach, FL
1-800-659-0641

STITCHES
by Joy-Dale
227-6665 -
Seasonal Apparel with
machine embroidery &
other embellishments
Monogramming
Alterations
Custom Sewing.


POINT OF EASE MASSAGE THERAPY
Day Appointments 227-3539 ,
Evenings, Weekends and Home Visits,- 227-9854
1 Hour- $45 1/2iHour-$35 Most Insurances Accepted
Dieiuxie Gift Certificates Available MA3171.
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Web Design t & Desktop Publishing
Full Site Design Four Color Printing
Marketing & Promotion Tri-Fold Brochures .
Web Hosting Business Cards/Stationery

Webshot Productions *
Http://www.webshot.ws .'
Call 827-2799 to see how affordable dazzling color really-Is I

Business and Personal -. Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service'

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


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1For Sale, Kenmor-e Demand Water
:Softener. -'Owner now hooked up 'to
County water meter. New sales at Sears
for $699, excellent condition. Make
offer, call 227-3762. 2tc3/22
Gpmputer, 433 Celron with 128 k ram.
*CD rom, 44x, 12.5 gigabyte hard drive.
$425; Heavy duty chain fall $75;
-Lincoln arc welder $100, call 647-3118.
ltc3/22
'You Pick Strawberries. Sweatmore
'Ranch. Call for directions, 850-722-
4819. 8tc3/22
*DRASTIC REDUCTIONS Arch Steel
Buildings, select models & sizes includ-
"frig:25x40, 30x60, 40x90, 52x128.
Factory Direct! Ideal
Workshops/Garages. Call 1-800-341-
7007. www.steelmasterusa.com. iip3 22
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# I I INI I
is available for birthday parties.
Magic, face painting,. balloons &
games, or have your party at Slice
N Ice in Mexico Beach. Party room
includes, clown show, pizza, drink &
ice cream. No fuss, no mess.
Call 850-648-4772


HORSE FOR SALE, Appaloosa thor-
o oughbred mare, lead broke, very gentle.
$1,500 or best offer 827-2787.
2tc3/r15
Thoroughbred reg. 5 year old; under
both saddles, very gentle and smart,
loves 'everybody, absolutely gorgeous,
$5,000 or trade for ? Email lawncare-
fl@aol.com or call 352-307-3539.- 2tc3/22



Beautiful 7 year old home, walking dis-
tance to beach. 3 bedrooms. 2 baths,
CH/A, stone fire place, 2 1/2 car
garage. privacy fence. sewe-r connected,
too many amenities to list. 414,Arizona
?Dnve, MeKico Beach, $1.75,000. 'Call
850-648-5994. tfc3/22
2 'gorgeous buildable adjacent Money
Bayou, lots.. Front C-30- arid back to
Treasure. Bay reserve. Each lot 70x200
-with beautiful pines. parcel cleared.
approved for septic tanks. Walk across
Cr'30 to the beach. Want Last. S44.000
f6t 'both or $23,900 each.- Creative
financing for both lots. Realtor/Owner.
.c all 850-648-4999 or 850-709-2862.
=Realtors welcome 5a. 3tc3/22


'For Sale, acress with or without small
trailer, deep, well & septic. tank. .All '3
acres cleared, call 850-639-2226.4tc3/22
3 bedroom, 2 bath, living room, dining,
room, den, 1,894 sq., ft., 2 1/2 lots. Call
227-2049 or 227-7424. tfc3/15
Waterfront: Parker, Tyndall Soule
Drive 2300'. Brick home,'pier, dock,
seawall! $244,900 Brenda Lynn, Exit
Realty Advantage, 850-432-9049. 4tci3/1:
Highland View 17 acres (1633' on
Highway 98). Great for development!
Brenda Lynn, Exit Realty Advantage.
850-432-9049 ; 4tc3/15
For Sale by owner, 209 Allen Memonal
Way, P6rt 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
Mexico Beach. new 3 bedroom. 2 bath.
cathedral ceiling, custom siding & win-
dows, large lot, big trees, 800 ft to ocean
oion quiet dead end street. 401: Texas
Ave., 8139.000 with possible owner
financing, call 648-9056. 5tc2/22
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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 coi-,
sider dividing, $165.000. call for more
information. 912-949-3085 or mobile
912-886-8610. 4tc3/8
2 bdrm block home. appliances includ-
ed, $27.500. financing,. call 639-2339.
'tf3/1
For Sale in Overstreet, Firehouse Road.
3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath. fixer upper. 4
acres with sheds, wells, chain link
enclosure. Call 850-229-8474 after 5:00
.pm. : t'c3/


Home for sale. 2007 Long Ave. Call 850-
674-2411 for more informauon. 4tc3 I
House for sale: 176 Charles Street,
White City, stone/stucco, exterior,
3Br/2Ba. den w/FP. liv: room. kitchen.
' I car garage. fenced back yard. 873.000
(850) 827-6722. tc3/1I
For Sale. Bay Front Home on
Constitution Drive. 3 bdrm/2 bath 229-
9766 tfc3/l
,Palm Ridge Sub., St. Joe Beach. Lot 5 &k
6. call 227-2049 or 227-7424 to leave
msg. tfc3/I


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Coastal Service
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES
Dealer for Frigidaire U FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Whale l w rad r OfEmiisrt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty

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GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator


FL Lic # RA0067.062


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A- it O O leaves and straw from
O s roof and gutter,: call
-5 H \ Rodney Hall Roofing,
2A Vs 5Years Exp 9fW Inc.
.2026 Marvin Avenue Phone(8 50)
Port St. Joe',FL32456
License #RC006708 19 6 -4-1' .1


Office:
Fax:


850-229-6018
850-229-8976


C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-
Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells *, Mushroom
compost and Sand .
Complete Septic service!
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Need Some Plants? Tomato. Assorted
Flowers, Hanging- Baskets. Call Tessie
Myrick at 827-7431. 4tc3/15
James Hurley, Jr. Construction. New
Homes, Room Additions. Remodeling.
Decks, Free Estimates, call 566-3647.
#RB0002323123. 4tp3/8
For Sale. Delicious. homemade scratch
cakes made on order. Decorated cakes
and cookies, call Nita 648-9029. tfc3/ I


To rent by owner, beach front or first
uer home with excellent Gulf Views. Jan
15. 2002 thru Apnl 15. 2002. in Indian
Pass/Port St Joe area. 2 bedroom, 2
bath rrun. Call 440-248-8314 or 850-
229-1354. 3tc3/15
Wanted to buy! Old growth river recov-
ered pine logs. Prime S paid for large
logs. 850-267-3677. 4Lc3/l


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 706-321-8292.20tcl2/7


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REMODELING, RENOVATION, REPAIRS
Trim and finish All types of carpentry
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Insured,(850) 227-7388

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MAINTENANCE
Home Mainlenance no 1ob too small:
S All Phases'of home mainenane
Phone: 639-9635

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

ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCES SERVICE
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work #227-5112


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* Commercial 'Industrial
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fencing bnd Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047

Corbell

Construction Co.
Licensed and Insured
RR 0067591
All Residential Construction
Specializing in
New Construction




850-648 9440
850-227-8072


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

S Mie Plumbig, Glass & Sbpply,, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES.* GLASS,'MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ic #CF.C057220. RGO051008, ER0011618.
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

SCustoan Kitchen and Bath

THE CABINET SHOPPE


580 Palmeto Dr., Oversarect
LPort St. Joe, FL 32456


Phone 648-4088


Je'fi Powell, Owner
Fay 648-8752


7 fttentio, to fJetai[
Michael Wood Residential Contractor i 227-6883 '
Fine carpentry & architectural details'
repairs remodels decks new construction
/ Insured License #RR0067190



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HERSHEL HARRISON
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
S Pot St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
-Vinyl & Aluminum Siding .Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & O rated


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227-5986 OR 639-2942 ANYTIME RR0067101


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

CUSTOM LAWN
SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559


Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
-This area's mrros experienced refiniihers
827-2550 ask for Dusty

FENCES- FENCES FENCES

RAYMOND WILKERSON
647-9214


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

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Restoring, renovating, and maintaining '0
residential and business landscapes, since 1985
.229-5282 Kathleen Kelly, owner .



WAYNE MOWBRAY
LAWN MAINTENANCE SOD LAID FLOWER BEDS IRRGATION SYSTEMS INSTAuED & REPAIRED
Cell 227-4656 Toll Free 1-877-639-9775 Business 639-3439


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S ,., Your total landscape solution! ,

t V850-229-8880
^ 1k Landscape design & implementation, wells & irrigation ,k
. ,v system, brick pavers, yard maintenance & more!



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iF- Highway 98 ,*Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405'
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Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
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Simulated Brick & Stone
Si- Oyer 50 color finishes to choose
f.rom. Plus many architectural designs
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office: (850) 229-8588
mobile: (850) 227-5424
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$ 70,000 = $465.71/mth
$ 90,000' = $598.77/mth
$110,000 = $731.83/mth
$130,000 = $864.89/mth
$150,000 = $997.95/mth



(800) 500-0694


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That pursuant to a Writ
of Execution issued In the COUNTY Court of BAY
County. Florida, on the 12th day of FEBRUARY
20th. in the cause wherein HARRISON FINANCE
COMPANY was plaintiff and NORMAN LEE GRIGGS.
was defendant, being case case No. 00-SP 1886 in
said Court. ::
I. Frank McKeithen. 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-wit:
EAGLE BOAT PIR 00002H494
OUTBOARD MOTOR EVINRUDE E282SLEOC
BOAT TRAILER, AMW 1554159
and on the 27th day.of MARCH. 2001. at the FRONT
STEPS of the GULF County Courthouse. in the city
of Port St. Joe. Florida. Gulf County. Florida, at the
hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible.
SI will offer for sale all of the said defendant's Norman
Lee Griggs right, title and interest In aforesaid prop-
erty at publlc'outcry and will'the same, subject to all


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4693 Cape San Bias Road,
Cape San Bias, FL 32456

850-229-2777
800-654-8689



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4100 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach: Excelleni commercial location
ready for development, boal hip nor included A.lo excellenT
location For townhomes nexi o moarnoall 5340,000.
MLS#5966. Contact Marlene Harris
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Business: Wondertul Opportun;ly to own a successful business
in beautiful Beacon Hil Recenrly refurb,ihed wih new appli-
ance, 5650.000, Reduced 5595,000. MLS#5002. Contact
Cathy Kitchens.


Beach Front Property, Two loai 90' beach Irontage x 205
deep'. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY, ZONED TOURIST
COMMERCIAL. Perm.ned use: shops, restaurant, b&b inn.
Residential usage is permissible for townhomes. Cukrent
usage. Surfside Inn wvh 11 un,ls S1,244,595. MLS#8096.
Contact Joan Smithwick








New Listing: 2221 C-30. Building is currently being used
as a Real Estate office and Gift Shop. Can be used as com-
mercial or residential. Beautiful location. $375,0.00.
MLS#6946. Contact John Delorme.


prior liens, encumbrances and Judgements. It any.
to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH.
the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the
payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above
described execution.
Sheriff
of Gulf County. Florida
By: /s/ Frank McKeithen
In accordance with the American with Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities need a special accom-
modation to' participate in this proceeding should
contact Sheriff Frank McKeithen not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at 850-227-1115.
4tc, March 1. 8. 15. and 22. 2001.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff,


Crystal Sands

REALTY, INC.

OFFICE: (850) 648-4400
FAX (850) 648-4555 TOLL FREE 1-888-385-1844
1602 HIGHWAY 98 MEXICO BEACH
www.crystalsands.com
JANICE F. BROWNELL, Broker
Sales Associates: Melba Bdrbee,
Phillip Dodson, Vickie Davis, and Perry McFarland,
NEW LISTINGS:

Homes For Sale
2022 Marvin Avenue, Port St. Joe Newer construction stucco
home in area of new homes. Beautifully landscaped, concrete'
drive and all amenities. Close to schools arid all conveniences.'
To many extras to list. Call today for showing. PRICED RIGHT
AT $179,900.00,.

104 Briarwood Street, Wewahitchka 3 bedroom, 2 bath
house on nice corner lot, 5 blocks to boat landing. Chain link
fence, paved streets, 20x24 garage, 12x32 storage shed.
PRICED TO SELL AT $45,000.00.


E ST. JOE BEACH OFI
6260 Highway 98
St. Joe Beach,.~,L 32456
S 850-647-3333

800-411-3717



I RESIDENTIAL I


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BARRIER DUNE # 43: Greal.one bedroom unit with nce
view. End unit behind pool area Shorr walk to beach
new a/c, carpet & t.le Very nicely maintained
Completely furnished. $145,000. .MLS#5983. Contact
Jamie Crum.


Bay Front Th.s lo'el, home seli on 2 13 acres MOL o
-property zoned mixed com-nnerc;al C)pre;s walls accenl
the nautical look with an.,hi .n aquoarum and brass hand
rail on stairs leading to master bedroom. 3 ponds, and
above ground pool, $399,900. MLS#5595. Contact
Paulette Cleare.

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Neel's Landing: Gulf Front, 3 bedroom, 3 full 'bath home
located in Cape San Bias. Includes many features. Approx.
1750 sq. ft. $575,000. MLS#6366.


DELORES M. McGEE and
THOMAS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.,
Defendants.
ORDER FOR SERVICE OF
PROCESS BY PUBLICATION
The United States of America, having filed its
Motion pursuant to Title 28. United States Code,
Section 1655. seeking an Order for Service of
Process by Publication as to defendant DELORES M.
McGEE In an action to foreclose the lien of d mort-
gage on real property located within the District and
within Gulf County, Florida. to wit:
Lot 24, Block 1,018. "Revised" Millview
Addition. Unit 2. City of Port St. Joe.
Florida, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 1,. page 47, of the
public records of Gulf County, Florida.
And It appearing to the Court that the where-
abouts of said defendant is unknown and that said
defendant has not voluntarily appeared herein, and
the Court being advised in the premises, It is
ORDERED that defendant DELORES M.
McGEE appear and file a responsive pleading to the
complaint for foreclosure of a lien on the above
described real property with the Clerk. United States
District Court.,U. S. Courthouse, Suite 307, 401 SE
First Avenue, Gainesvllle. FL 32601-6805.: on or
before the 23 day of'April. 2001', and in default
thereof the Court will proceed to a hearing and adju-
dication of this suit the same as If s ri I ,l.i.-'.'ri.
had been personally served. This or,'ir i t.:. .or
published 1it a newsplp,''r -r Fienerl cir. uiii.: i
Gulf County. Florida, c.i.r i ,e. for six (6) con-
Eecuii,e ,cek, c..iin..i. ig ito ;iter .li i.,
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February, 2001.
/s/ Stephen P. Mickle
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
6tc. March 1. 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 2001.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0001-21
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration interested In providing the following
goods/service:
One (1) 2000 or newer Pickup Truck
Bid price to include delivery, and the delivery date
must be specified. Liquidated damages of $25.00
per day will be assessed for-each daygoods remain
undelivered
Specifications may be obtained from the Clerk's
Office, Gulf County Courthouse,: 1000 Cecil G.
Costin. Sr. Blvd., Room 148. Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-6113.
Questions should be directed to Gulf County E.M.S.
Director Shane McGuffin at (850) 229-8002 or (850)
227-4288.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID ji,J in-.lude Ithe BID NUMBER
Bids will be received until Monday. March 26.
2001 at 5 00 p.m E.S T. at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr
BIrd., Room 148. Port St. Joe. FL 32456
The Board r,::.-'r,.:; tie right to reject an and all
bids.
bid BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
S By: /s/Nathar. feehr,: Jr Crhirman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. 3irnirnenian Clerk
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MEXICO BEACH OFFICE
1200 U.S. Highway 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410,

850-648-2020
800-458-7478 I REALTOR ASSOCIATES: |


I RESIDENTIAL I


Clayton Beach access, views of the Gulf make thi 4 bdrm.
2 bo home 'very appeali-.g Th, home is located on a
56 x200' lot nexl to a 2000 acre wildlife preserve Lg win-
dows and open I;;ng area allow you to eno y the ,rew of the
Gulf & the fireplace from-the kitchen, din. & liv. rooms. The
deck- from ihe living area & rthe master bdrm. offer views.of
the Gulf as well The home is built for comfort including a
jacuzz. tub in the master both Park your boat oul of Ihe
weather and your feet in the sand 5259,900. MLS#6571
Margaret or Jeff Fletcher.


CAPE SAN BIAS:
SMrgagaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher
Paulette Cleare Mike Harris, Patrick Farrell
ST. JOE BEACH
Cathy Kitchens
Margaret Presswood, Rusty Barfield
MEXICO BEACH
Joan Smithwick, Jamie Crum, Marlene Harris


RESIDENTIAL


Estate House On Bay Beaufilul ba, front home awih d bed-
rooms & bath, professional kitchen, two bars, fireplace and
:more.,'The m.aie1r .u;-e has ho .cr garder. iub, and walk-in
closet. .os'er le.el h asor apOartmenr Furn. he.d excluding some
pictures china ar ar..d per.onial terns Bo, appointment only to
qualified buer, Listing agent, Paulette Cleare, must be pre-
sent gt all showings. 5950,000, MLSa8711


109 Circle Dr., Mexico Beach S410,000. Watch the boats
come in & the beautiful sunsets from the large deck of this
duplex. 2 bd/2 ba upstairs, 1. bd/1 ba downstairs, looks like
new. Very nicely furnished Upstairs has neeer been rented.
Downstairs has a very good rental history. Hand hewn
cypress paneling upstairs Low maintenance. Vinyl exterior.
Must see this one. MLS#6287. Contact Joan Smithwick.


Beach View: 20c. HMA. 98, Mexico Beach Bea.,liful 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.


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


LOTS LOTS LOTS LOTS LOTS


Lot: 50'X10Q', 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.
Overstreet: Very nice cleared lot in good condition locat-
ed on Borders Road: $20,000. MLS#6615. Contact Joan
Smithwick.


Gulf Front.: Beautiful gulf front lot located in Cape San
Bias on White Sands Drive. Lot size is approx. 133'x90'.
Well, Septic, and Water in. $325,000. MLS#5770.
Contact Paulette Cleare.
Even Tide Bay Front Development: located in Cape San Bias.
Gated. Brick paved entrance. Underground utilities with gulf
and bay access. Starting at $40,000. Interior up to
$160,000. Contact Margaret or Jeff Fletcher.


Investment Gulf View town house, has 2 bedroom, 2.5 both
with appliances & tastefully furnished. $162,000,
MLS#4611. Contact Marlene Harris


I


DAY AT MHE BEACH: Newly furnished and decorated.
Located ir Feather Sounds on a 2nd tier lot with gulf view.
The cottage has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on a large lot,
102' x 107'. $219,000. MLS#7078. Contact Paulette
Cleare.


New Listing Well maintained 4 bedroom, 2 both home
located close to public schools in Port St. Joe. Approx. 1750
square feet.$160,000. Reduced $150,000. MLS#6872..
Contact Margaret Presswood.


I


ACCEPTING BIDS
The Gulf Counr,' School Board vill be accept.
sealed bids for auditonum s-eats Intere..ted vendors.
are asked to rexlew our specificauon ana sijubmilt ',".
base unit pnce delivered and Installed for audirion-
um seats Vendors are encouraged to submit more
than one bid if the, hate different srle eat- hoia
ever. it wouldd be wise to submit a pnce on sour nmirl
popular and bet.selling chair
Quotes must be received in a sealed enela e.
labeled 'AUDITORiLiM SEATS r and mailed lo to .
Tim \Viler. Pnncipal
PF.rt St Jno Elem enury 3:LI:,:il j
2201 Long \enue 111" \ '4I
Por.'StJ.1ae. FL K-4562 q r.' ','
Bid deadline is Tuesday. March 27 '-u-..l at 12 0,.
noon. E D.T. A laci-mile or e-mail qu.:.e lll be
accepted provided the quote sealed enr elope
is received itlh a date time ELamp indlcraure patal
processes on or before Mar.:h 27 2001. I11 00 n..-.n
EDT The fax number I. |8i50l 227-342. The er ,
mall address Is gilder bs31irn ddu
Telephone contact f.r clanfrcaucnr, ma, be made to
Tim Wilder at 1(850) 227.122i '
Ice. March 22 2001 .r -.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS 'i,(,
BID NO. 0001-22
The Gulf Counr, Board of C'ounr, Contmnrsloner,
will recelre bids from any person. company or cor
poraton interested in providing the Iolloling
-' goods/service:
One (1) 2000 or Newer Two-Ton
Truck. Cab-Chasasis
Bid price to Include delverV, and the delivery da
must be specified. Liquidated damages oif25 00 p
day will be assessed for each day goods rema
undelivered.
Specificatlons may be obtained Irom the .C1er
OfMce. Gulf Count'., Corthose. 1000 Ccil
Costn. Sr BIld Room 148. Port SL.;Joe. FL 324.
(. 18501229 61 13 --
Questions should be directed to Gulrtounty S?) 'a
Waste Director Joe Danilrd at ( 50) 227 696:.
Please Indicate on the envelope thati ltls Is .
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Mond&y; April.
* 2001 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T. at the Offloe of t
. Clerk of Circuit Court. 1000 Ceci.G. Coas t .
Sr. Blvd., Room 148. Port St. Joe. FL 3245
The Board reserves the rignt to reject any and a
bids
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By /a/ NaLhan Peter.. Jr Cralrman
Attest /s/ Douglas C Birmingham. Clerk
S2c. March 22 and 29. 2001 '.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0001-23
The Gulf County Board of County Commir.lsiner.,
wil receive bids from any person, company or cor-
porauon interested in pro hiding the,follovying; : .
Financing Two-Ton Truck Cab-Chassls
830.000.00-S40,000.00 Annual Paymentse .j-
: Option 1: 3 Years '
Option 2: Years' 9 e F
Please speciry esumated .jell% ery date iof funds. afle'i" 'L,
: noufication of bid asard ... -,',
Please Indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER .'.
Bids will be received until Monday, April 9,. 4
2001 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T, at the Offce of the
,. Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil G. Cosrin,
Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Fn 324A6,,.',
The B6ard reserves the right to reject any and
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONES--
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA- .
By: /s/ Nathan Peters. Jr.. Chairman ,
SAttest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
2tc. March 22 and 29., 2001.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS'
BID NO. 0001r24
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioner8'
will receive bids from any person, company or cpr-,-
poration interested in providing the following
goods/services: .
One (1) Ford F-550 Super Duty Mini
Pumper Fire Truck, or equivalent "'i
Bid price to Include delivery, and the delveryand delivery dat
must be specified. Liquidated damages of $25.00 pe.
day will be assessed for each day goods remain
undelivered. 'F I 1
Specifications may be obtained from the Clerk's a'A J
office, Gulf County Courthouse,1000 Cecil G. i
Costin. Sr. Blvd.. Room 148. Port St. Joe. FL 32456 '
(850) 229-6113. i1:, .
Questions should be directed tq Bobby Platr at (8)50) ;r,
647-3949. r
Please Indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID and Include the BID NUMBER. _-
Bids will be received until Monday, April 9,. ,()
2001 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T, at the bflice of the-
Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil 'G. Costfni'1;.
Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.I- r
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all,.
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA .
By: /s/ Nathan Peters. Jr.. Chairman ,
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
2tc, March22 and29. 2001.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIE LEE'REID
Deceased. File No. 01-2CP
Division A
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of WILLIE
LEE REID, deceased. File Number 01-2CP, is pend-/
Ing In the Circuit Court. for Gulf County. Florida.
Probate Division, the address of which is: 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who
have objections that challenge the validity of the
Will., the, qualifications, of the Personal
Representative. venue, or jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE .LATER OF THREE, MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF .THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
MIll ,creditors of the decedent and other per-
so..ns hating claims or demands against decedents
estate :.'.r, hon, 3 cop' of this notice Ia seed with.
in Lnree months after theldate of the first publication
of this nuin-e muEst file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
tHIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All oth'r creditors of the decedent and per.
sons haring claims or demands against the dece.
der,'; esial. nius.t ile their claims with this Counrt
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
NALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJEC-.
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The oate of the first Publlcation of this notice
i. March 15 2001
Attorney for Personal Repre.sentaume
, s' DEREK B ALAAREZ. ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No 0114278
GENDERS*ALL.AREZ
A Professional Ass:ociaton
2304 Wetl Cleelsnd Sj-eet
Tampa Florinda 3309
Telephone 18131 254.4744
Facsimile 1813) 254-5222
Personal Representaive
CARRIE DILL
155 County Road. S 16
Union Springs AL 36089
2tc. March 15 and 22. 2001
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Sealed bids in duplicate will be received until APRIL
16. 2001 a- 200 PM. CST at the Office of Gulf
Coast Electrical Cooperative. 722 Hwy 22.
Wev.ahitchka. Florida at which Lime and place all
bid- Aill be publlci% opened and read aloud for
OFFICE ADDITION
To
GULF COAST ELECTRICAL COOPERATIVE
Wewahltchka, Florida


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The Contractor shall furnish all labor, materials a ''"
equipment; and shall be responsible for the entire ,
completion of this project. -
Plans, specifications and contract documents mat.
be inspected at the office of the Architect 130 Hwy
22. Wewahlitchka. Flonda. and ma\ be procured by
General Contractors. upon a deposit ol 910 00 pe .
set for plns and spectlcaUons. of which 550 00 'w
be refunded to each General Contractor. wvho SUI 1
mils a bid and returns all documents in good condf-.
tion within 10 da., 3 after the date of opening of bids
Cashiers check cerufled check or bid bond. or not -
less than 5%6 of the amio.rt of aid. must accompanf r ,
each proposal. d ,
Performance. Labor and Materials bond. and'
Workman s Compensation Insurance '-1111 be
required of the successful bidder
Right sla reserved to reject an) and all proposals an
waive technicalities 0 1
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of third*
ry 1301 da s5 after date set for opening
/s/ Roy Barnes. General Manager ;,,
Gulf Coast Electrical Cooperative
Wewalitchka. florida
Charles A. Gaskin, ARA
ARCHITECT
P. 0. Box 7
Wewahitchka. Florida *
3 2465 '
31e. March 22. 29. and April 5. 2C001
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Sealed bids In duplicate %ill be recent i unul AikR.
.: 6. 2001 '- 200 PM C 5 T. at the ,:',fi.:e ci Gulf
Coast ElecLrical Cuoperatie 722 Hwy' 22
\Wevahitchka. Florida at unich ume ania Flace a l
bids kill be publicly opened and read aJlod lor
OFFICE ADDITION
To ,
GULF COAST ELECTRICAL COOPERATIVE
Southport. Florida
JOB NO.: 2006
The ConLraclor shall furnisn ill labor. mirenrls. and'
equIpment, and shall be re-pc.nsible for the entilrel
completion of this proje-t
Plans. speifilcaslon. and contract documers nra'
be inspected at the office of the Architect 130 HA,' '
22 Wewahitchka. Flonda. and ma, be proc-ured b.%
General Contractors upon a dep.:.sit of 1i00 i10 p.er
set for plans and s~pecificatLons. of Anich 50 00 will11
be refunded to each General Contractor who sub.
mits a bid and returns all documents in good condi-
tion within 10 days after the da3e cf opening ofid '
Cashiers check, certified check,or bid bond lor pot1 I/
less than 5%- ol the amount of Did. ,Tnut iccompasn,
each proposal '
Performance. Labor and Matenal; bond: anrdl-'
W'orkman's Compensation Insurance wll re, ,
required of the successful bidder
Right Is resernea to reject anr and all proposals and
waive technicalities i0', "r
No bidder inay ulthdraw hi_ bid for a penod of thjr
ty 130) da3 s after date set for opening
/s/ Roy Barnes. General Manager
Gulf Coast Electrical Cooperative
Wewahitchka, Florida.
Charles A. Gaskin, ARA "
ARCHITECT ,.
P. 0. Box 7
Wewahlitchka. Florida '
32465 '.
31c. March 22 29 and Apnl 5. 2.i.l I ,
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that. pursuant to Chptt. i
865 09 Flonda Statute.. the undersigned intend., LO
register with the Dision o.f 'or coratione.
Deparniment of State. the llcuuouis c ade nime undere.:
which it will be engaged in Durinesi andi in which, .
said business is to be earned On. to-I.it
NAME iT) BE REGISTERED %le.a Balery
MAIdLINC ADDRESS P5620 Farm Roadr'-
Wewahitchka. Flonda 32.465
OWNER IS) Donna R Nuner .
Ic. March .2 20011


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, MARCH 22. 2001


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2000-2001
Johann Wolfgang von Goeth
S once said, "nothing is worth mor
than this day." I hope everyone i
enjoying every day of their Spnn
Break. The students
and administrators
both deserve some
time off after all the
hard work they put
into F-Cat. HSCT. and
semester tests!
A special congrat-
ulations to Mrs.
McKeithen for her
selection as this year's
Gulf County Teacher of
the" Year. Way to go
Mrs. McKeithen,. you
make us proudly
Registration for next.
year's classes is coming up. -0
April 4, Mrs. Ramsey will b
speaking to all eight graders. The
on April 5 at 7:00 p.m., there-wi
be eighth grade orientation in th
commons area at Port St. Joe Hig
School. All' parents are invite
attend. April 9, Mrs. Ramsey wi
register the ninth graders during
their English class. April 12, regi4
tration will be held for all 10t
graders during their biology class
andI lth grader,% will register fc
classes on April 23, 24, and 25 b
Individual appointment. There wi
be a registration video shown o:
Channel 44 during the" cormn
weeks.
Seniors, the, Gull Coas
Community College Placemen
Test will be held on March 29


Also, t College Day -at the
Gulf/Franklin -Center, will take
e place on March 30.,
-e
.ROTC inspection is coming up
on April 28.,Good luck t6 all-par-
g ticipants. "
Congratulations to
both the softball and
baseball teams in their
victories this past week.
The Lady Sharks-
defeated Jefferson,
County and, Liberty
County, while the base-
ball team won over
Wakulla. Good job guys
Cheerleading 1try-
outs are coming up
soon. All, participants e
are reminded to turn in
their parent permission
Sforms and'"physicals ASAP.
e Now here's a note -from Mr.
n McFarland. eour assistant princi-
11: pal. -
e Thankt You
h I would like to .take a moment
d to thank our teachers and staff for
t1 the hard work and time that they
1g demonstrated in -recent weeks.
FCAT and' HSCT .tests play an
h irhportait role in the 'future of our
S students and school. The pres-
rr sures and stress that accompany,
yV such tests are enormous'.' Several
ll of our teachers sacrificed their
17 planning periods to. help prepare
g our students to experience success
on these tests. It is an honor to
t work with a faculty and staff that
t give the extra time and effort to
3. assure student growth.


Geoghagan Chosen to Represent PSJH

at North Florida HOBY Leadership Seminar

'The Kiwanis Club of Port St. development organizations, HOBY
Joe will endeavor to annually is respected worldwide. For more
* sponsor a student's attendance at information about HOBY activities
a three-day weekend Hugh and sponsorship opportunities.
O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership please call 1-800-929-HOBY
seminar. Participation in this pro- (4629). by fax (310) 475-5426, or
gram is limited to one outstanding at www.hoby.org. .
sophomore per high school. The Kiwanis of Port St. Joe,
Port St. Joe hig school ,. through its fund-raising and com-
administrators have selected munity service efforts, focuses on
S. helping to meet the needs of chil-
dren in this cortimmunity. The club
meets weekly every Tuiesday at
noon in the calfetema at Gulf Pines
Hospital in Port St. Joe and
Sguest are always welcome. If you
have any questions regarding the,
Club. please-coritact Mitch Burke.
Kiwanis President. at 227-1100.'


Katie Geohagan to be the school's"
ambassador to the North Flonda
HOBY Leadership seminar hhich
will be held on May 1N1 through 13
in Tallahassee. Katie was selected
because of her demonstrated aca-
demic performance and leader-..
ship potential. ,
* Dunng the HOBY Leadership
seminar. Katie will participate in.
discussions and workshops con-
ducted by community leaders, in
business, industry, science, .gov-
ernment, and education. She will
be given practical opportunities to
enhance her leadership skills and
be engaged in motivational activi-
ties designed to encourage fellow-
ship and' strengthen her
self-esteem. '
The Kiwanis Club will help'by
paying Katie's registration fee.
This fee includes her housing,
meals, and all other related semi-
nar costs. In addition, some mem-
bers of the local club have
volunteered to assist with the
seminar and the club plans to
honor Katie at a future club meet-
ing,
For over 42 years, Hugh
O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)
has worked. diligently at helping
young people make a difference
and become positive catalysts for
change-in the home, in the
school, in the workplace and in
the community. As one of the
nation's foremost nonprofit, non-
tax supported youth leadership


Students to Spea

A statewide campaign aimed
at, convincing middle and high
school students to break the "code
of silence" wien they hear, rumors
of potential school violence was
unveiled at 1:00 p.m. Thursday.
March S. at Dr. Philips High
School in Orlando. Teacher of the
year Joseph Balchunas of Boward
County Public Schools ,as one of
the event speakers.
A Safe School Task Force con-
vened by the Sunshine State
School Public Relations Associa-
tion (SLINSPRA) developed the
"Silence Hurts" campaign. sched-
uled for fullimplementation-in the
- fall. The professional association
of Florida school communicators.
SUNSPRA w'Vill, provide resource -
"toolkits" arid 'tra'inig for partici-
Spatinrig school districts. Others
wishing to get involved should.,
visit :the project's developing web-
site at wwv..sliencehurts.com or
send anie-mail to campaign man-
ager}Daiid-Voss at dvoss,@gte.net.
"Mondays tragic incident at .
Santana High School. convinced
us to expedite our timeline. said
SUNSPRA .' President Jackie
Johnson, a spokesperson for the
Orange County Public Schools.
"The sooner we start showing
young people the consequences of
not speaking up. the better
chance we have of preventing fur-
ther violence."
The "Silence Hurts" campaign
is based upon the latest national
research on school violence as
well -as the results of ,14 focus
groups with teenagers throughout
Florida. During the focus groups,
the middle and high school stu-
dents expressed strong reluctance
to 'speak up about potential


Up AUbout Violence

threats or to repeat rumors. They
said campaign messengers should
be other teenagers, and they
needed to be reminded of the sen-
ous consequences of not speaking
up. Reports from; the Santana
High incident and most other
school shootings indicated other
students knew of the potential
violence, but didn't report it to
authorities.
The campaign is seeking cor-
porate sponsors to underwrite .a
broadcast-quality, documentary
and public service announce-
ments aimed at teenagers and to
-. widely distribute the custom logo
that depicts a damaged non-smil-
ng yellow face with its mouth
Shipped shut. -'
"We hope the logo will become
a very visible arid pervasive sym-
bol of the consequences of not
speaking up," said Voss. "It has
" captured our message in a power-
lul graphic that,. should remind
young people that silence hurts."
Florida.. Education Commis-,
sioner Charlie Crist, a strong
advocate of school safety, has
pledge his. personal support for
the statewide campaign: "We want
to take immediate steps in Florida
to prevent what happened in
California and Pennsylvania.
Breaking the student code of
silence is the critical first step. I
believe this campaign has the best
chance of breaking through by
talking directly with m'-idle and
high school students."
The. Gulf County School
Board would like to add that the
Gulf County School System has
the safety of students as the top
priority and will do everything in
* its power to prevent school vio-


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Dr. Bill Triby


Alisha Barber


Local Students Awarded


National & All American Awards


Several-students of Port St.
Joe High School have been named
by the United States Achievement
Academy as a United States
National Award Winner in Honor:
Roll. This award is a prestigious
honor very few students can ever
hope to attain. In fact, the
Academy recognizes -fewer than
10"'' of all American high school
students.
Brittany Alford and Alisha
Barber, who attend Port St: Joe
High School were normnated for
this national award by Melissa
Ramsey, a guidance counselor at
the school. The girls will appear in
the United States Achievement -
Academy Official Yearbpok. which
is published nationally.
"Recognizing and supporting
our youth is more important than
ever before in America's history.
Certainly. United States
Achievenrent Academy winners
should be 'congratulated. and
appreciated for their dedication to
excellence and achievement." said
Dr. George Stevens, Executive
Director of the United States
Achievement Academy.
The Academy selects USAA
winners upon the exclusive rec-
ommendation of teachers.
coaches, counselors, and other
qualified sponsors and upon the
Standards of Selection set forth by
the Academy. The criteria for-
selection are a student's academic
performance. interest and apti-
tude. leadership qualities, respon-
sibility, enthusiasm, motivation
to learn and improve, citizenship.
attitude and cooperative spirit,
dependability, and recommen-da-
tion from a teacher or director.


: Alisha Barber is the daughter
of Gary Barber from Apalachicola
and Marian Sanborn of Panama
City. Her grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Waring Murdock of Port
St., Joe and Mr., and Mrs. Joe
Barber of Apalachicola.
Brittany Alford is the daugh-
ter of Jimmy and Debbie Alfrod
.from Howard Creek. Her grand-
parents are Lowery and Shirley
Wilhite, also of Howard Creek.
Brittany was also named by
the academy as an All-American-
Scholar.
The USAA has established ant
All-American Scholar Award
Program to offer deserved recogni-
tion to superior students who
excel in the academic disciplines.
The All-Amencan Scholars must
earn a 3.3 or higher, grade point
average. Only scholars selected by
a school instructor, counselor, or ,
other qualified sponsor bte'"-
accepted. These scholars are also
eligible for other awards given by
the USAVA.

GC School Readiness

Coalition Meeting
The Gulf County School
Readiness Coalition Meeting will
be held on Tuesday. April 10th, at
1:00 p.m.. CT and .2:00 p.m.,.ET,
at the Gulf County School Board
Office, located at 150 Middle
School Road in Port St. Joe.
The agenda for this meeting
will include a financial report.
partnership board report, and
coalition training needs. commit-
tee report .
For additional information
regarding the meeting or agenda,
contact Vicky Patterson at Early
Childhood Services, Inc. at 872-'
7550, extension 2223. ,
This meeting is open 1to the
public and interested citizens are
invited to attend.

Registration at

Gulf/Franklin Center
On April 12 from 9:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. and April 13 from 9:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Gulf-
/Franklin Center will register stu-
dent.s for the Summer A and B
semi sters. Students may also reg-
ister for the Fall 2001 term at this
time.
The Summer A semester runs
from May 7 to June 16. Late reg-
istration for Summer A is on May
-7 and 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. The Summer B 'semester
runs from June 18 to July 28.
Students may register June 11-12
from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Late
registration for Summer B is on
June 18 and 19.
The Fall Semester runs from
August 20 until December 14.
Students may register for the Fall
session April 12 and 13, July. 11
and 12 and August 13 and 14.
For information, call 227-
9670. The Gulf/Franklin Center is
the local campus of Gulf Coast
Community College. It is located
at 3800 Garrison Avenue, Port St.
Joe.
lence. The schools are working to
build a climate where students
will speak up and help avoid
tragedies. Everyone in the com-
munity can help make schools a
safe haven where learning comes
first.

SLOWDOWNin


We\vahitchka High School
\Ve II return to the book The 7
Habits of Highly Effective Teens
next week. Since this is Spring
Break, we'll take a break from our
normal set-up!
The Renaissance Fair was a .
tremendous success. People from
all over the county and even Bay
County attended. The classes did
not disappoint the crowd either.
There were first class entertain-
ment and learning!, .
Some of the highlights of the
morning's activities and success-
es are as follows. Bagpipes and
drums played on the side. and
front lawns. All 'morning 'we&
watched with wonder as real
svordsmen displayed their,
medieval 'talents. There were 'a
Reformation church service,
mazes, fresco painting, an art
gallery, a pub, period costumes
with.. ,gingerbread .cookies, leper
colony, torture chamber, living
timeline, fashion show, a real
printing press. court.bards. man-
onettes. tests of strength. court of
law. exploration education, salsa
dancers, candles and soap mak-
ing, and a whole host of displays,
reports, and projects.,I`: I
, 'Winners in our competition
were: first place: Living Time Line
by the junior high: The Torture
Chamber by Mrs. Hunter's class:
and Spanish Explorers by Mr. Jay
Bidwell s class. The top three
places in our fashion show went
to Mrs. EvelBn Cox, Cedric Lenox,
and Ashley Berens. We thank our
judges who always give so
unselfishly-to WHS.
I ,'e--food provided by Oppie's -
from Pafiama City was absolutely
fabulous. We enjoyed hot wings,,
smoked turkey, wings, ribs, and
other bar-be-cue favorites.
The purpose of our fair was to


.Good Luck
Good Luck to our Odyssey of
the Mind team members and
sponsor-Travis Bennett. Alexa
Protsman, Douglas May. Ashton
Norris, Krista Parker, Lenora
Weimorts, Carson Howse. Mrs.
Charlotte Willis and Mrs. Lynn
Bennett. They will compete on
March 31 :at .the -.Regional
Competition in Chipley.,..
Report Cards -
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 dall 227-1221.,
Preschool Screening
Preschool screenings will be
held at Port St. Joe Elementary
School on Tuesday, April 3 from
9:00-1:00.
D.A.R.E. Graduation
Our 5th grade D.A.R.E. grad-
uation will be held on Friday,
April 6 at 9:30 in the auditorium.
Parents are invited to attend.
? Field Day
Port St. Joe, Elementary
School will have its annual field
day on Thursday, April 12.
Volunteers are needed for this
event. Please call Mike Lacour,
229-7294 or Brenda Miller, 648-
5435 to volunteer.
Spring Pictures
.Spring and classroom group
pictures will be taken on
Wednesday, April 18. Information
will be sent home.
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration will
be held on Wednesday, April 25,
from 8:30 to 1:00 p.m. If your
child plans to attend kindergarten
next year, please bring the follow-
ing to registration.
I Your child, copy of birth cer-
tificate, social security number,
proof of immunization on blue
card, and proof of physical (with-
in the last year).


G Schools Join Fla. Campaign for


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integrate our learning activities
using a time period as a theme.
The end results of our efforts have
students not only learning about
history,. but also learning about
other subjects and important life
skills like cooperation. teamwork,
and creativity.
Mrs. Debbie Cole and Mr.
Terry Stryker were the great orga-
nizers behind this second annual
educational event. We are already'
talking about next year's offering.
That just tells you how excited
and pleasedceveryone is with this
year's effort. Great job. gang
Relay for Life' is under Way
with a great deal of enthusiasm
also. The office staff and the stu-
dents are fielding teams for the
April 20 & 21 event on our track.
'We are selling raffle tickets for a
weekend get-away at Panama City.
Beach. Tickets are $2 each.
-"Superior" congratulations
are in order for our band once
again. The members of Mr.
Strykers Concert Festival Band
earned the highest ranking: supe-
rior. The Florida Bandmasters
Association sponsored the event.
W-HS has won this award twice in -
recent years-a phenomenal -
accomplishment-.
The boys' baseball team has
had to battle the storms of the
season just to play games this
past week. And so did the girls'
softball 'team., lixed results in
both categories keep everyone
guessing as to .the eventual dis-
trict champions. -
The first-ever home meet
came off without a hitch last
Tuesday, the_ 13th of March. WHS
showed that its depth in both the
boys and girls' divisions will be
worth looking at once districts
come around in the near future.
The weight lilting team has
just about reached the end of its
season. Ernest Williams has qual-
ified for state so far.
As I hope you know. the end
of the current grading period was
Thursday. the 15th of March. The
last grading penod begins on
March 16. WVe will be back in
school on March 26. .
Looking down the road a little
1bit, you mary be interested in
knowing of some of our future
events. Our School Advisory
Council will meet at 6:00 p.m. on
the 26th. Monday. This is a
change in dates.' There is a a
History Fair next week on- the
27th and 28th. Spring pictures
for groups or individuals will be
taken on the 29th of March. OM
will travel to Chipley on the 31st.
In April we are scheduled to
have another home track meet on
the 4th. Our Health Department
Spring Fling will be on the 5th at
1:20. On the 6th there is a Gold
Card party as well as a fund-rais-
ing golf outing at St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club that is sponsored
by the. Junior High Leadership
Council. Prom is on the 7th. We
will be out of school on the 13th
and 16th for an Easter break. On
the 24th we will, have a touring
drama company. TGIF .will be on
the 27th. And the Academic
Banquet is set for the 30th at 6:30
p.m. .
'If you need any further infor-
mation on any of these events or
dates, don't hesitate to call the
school at 639-2228.

Geoghagan Places 2nd

In Reg. Spelling Bee
Kelly Geoghagan, a seventh
grader at Port St. Joe Middle
School, placed second in the
Kiwanis-Neuis Herald Regional
Spelling Bee on Saturday, March
10th in Panama City. The first
place winner was Chip Norris, an
eighth grader from Washington
County. Chip was also the return-
ing champion from the 2000
Regional Spelling Bee.
The word that stumped Kelly
was "bolero," a fast paced Spanish
dance, or a loose fitting jacket.
Chip correctly spelled "impromp-
tu" as the winning word.
Chip will receive a trip to
Washington, DC to participate in
the National Spelling Bee. Kelly
received a plaque, t-shirt, gift cer-
tificates for a backpack and the
Merriam-Webster Tenth Edition
Collegiate Dictionary.









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001


i


Rosa, St. Lucie, Sumter, Taylor,
Wakulla, Walton, or Washington,
will have a lower monthly pay-
ment if they qualify under a spe-
cial mortgage assistance program
made possible by the Escambia
County Housing Finance
Authority (the "Escambia HFA"),
headquartered in Pensacola. The
Authority, working in conjunction
with other housing finance
authorities and local governments
in 20 Florida counties, has issued
$96,255,000 of tax-exempt bonds
to fund the project.
Compared to the current mar-
ket rate of 7.00%, the 5.80%
mortgages will reduce the princi-
pal and interest payment a home-
buyer would pay for an $80,000
mortgage from $532.24 to
$469.40 a month, saving the
homebuyer $22,622.25 over the
life of the loan.


home $106,366.
Upon qualification, homebuy-
ers will be able to secure 30-year
mortgages at a fixed rate of
5.80%. Additional aid is available
to assist homebuyers: (1) Down
payment assistance is available to
all homebuyers at a slightly
higher interest: (2) Soft second
mortgages of up to $2,500 at zero
interest are also available to per-
sons earning less than 80% of the
area median income; and (3)
Certain counties have designated
target areas. Persons purchasing
homes in these areas do not have
to be first time homebuyers, and
the income limits and acquisition
prices are higher.
Since 1982, the Escambia
HFA has issued approximately
$825,000,000 in single family
mortgage revenue bonds. To date


Drye Attends Sea
Turtle Symposium
Bruce Drye of St. George
Island attended the 21st Annual
Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology
and Conservation, which was, ,
held February 24-28 in Philadel-
phia. Prudential Resort Realty
sponsored Drye's attendance at
the symposium in recognition of
his volunteer work with and for
sea turtles .on St. George Island.
Over 900 participants from
over 40 countries attended the
international meeting of scien-
tists, conservationists and volun-
teers who study and protect sea.
turtles and their nesting beaches.
This year's symposium empha-
sized education and community
based conservation.
Drye volunteers each nesting
and hatching season to locate,
monitor, document sea turtle
activity on St. George Island's
beaches. During the fall and win-
ter months, he voluntarily,
changed exterior lights on Pru-..
dential's rental homes to bring
them into compliance with the
county's beach lighting ordi-
nance.,

Panhandle Quiltmakers
Panhandle Quiltmnakers will
meet' Thursday evening at 7:00
p.m. in Coldewey Hall at the St.
James 'Episcopal Church.
They' meet every second and'
fourth Thursdays. All visitors are
welcome.


Hungry Anyone?
The welding trades classes at Port St. Joe High School,
under the direction of instructor Tommy Knox, have been'busy
recently constructing grills for area youth sports teams to use
in fundraising efforts.
In the photo above, some of the welding students are shown
presenting a grill to the representatives of the girls' softball
team; while below Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball League officers
Stacy Strickland and Ronnie Hogan take delivery of, a new
cooking grill.
Many times throughout each school year the VICA students
put their newly learned trade to good use in a practical way by
helping organizations throughout the community and the
assistance is always appreciated.


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Shown in the photo are Ray Brant (left) and ELmo Aylmer (right).

Gulf Transportation Brings Home the Gold


The residents of Gulf County
can feel safe when being trans-
ported by Gulf Public Transporta-:'
tion. On March 16-17, Ray Brant
and ElmoAvlmer participated in a
statewide competition in Sarasota .
and brought home the gold medal
for the third consecutive year.
This qualifies the agency to par-
ticipate in the national competi-
tion to be held May 20 in Salt
'Lake City, Utah.
The competition known as
"Florida Paratransit Roadeo"
involves drivers demonstrating
their skills and abilities in both an
intensive driving test and; a writ-
ten test.
Elmo Aylmer brought home
first place in the van competition
in both 1999 and 2000. Ray Brant
brought home first place ,in the
small bus competition at this
year's event.

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