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SIXTY-THIRD YEAR, NUMBER 35
"Law Day" Held
In Old Courtroom
See Story & Photos on Page 3A
PSJHS Tracksters are
STATE BOUND!! Page 12A
Comet of Prpgress Brings
Light to Port Theatre P. lB
Lady Gators Win District!
Stats & Photos Page 11A
'Classifieds! Pages 6-8B
Obituaries Page 1 OA
SLaw, Enforcement Activities
City, County on Page 8A
School News Read Page 28
Worship Opportunities P. IOA
PSJ To Vote
At STAC House
Port St. Joe voters will be
casting their ballots for the Group
I City Commission post at the
STAC House located on Eighth
Street on Tuesday. May 8th.
Several months ago. the Port
St. Joe Fire Department building
was damaged by high winds asso-
ciated with a weather event that
moved through the county. This
damage has forced the 'commis-
sion to change from the normal
polling spot and use the STAC
House instead while repairs are
being made to the budding.
Current Group I Commis-
sioner Eugene Raffield will face off
against former commissioner
4..- ..,. joge -J -San-Pedro--a--tlte-rily''
race on the ballot.
Polls 'will open at. 7:00 a.m:,.,
EDT. and close at 7:00 p.m.. EDT.
Pate and Group 2 Commissioner
Christine Williams will return to
office having received no opposi-
" *Gulf County EDC Director
Whaley Named New
Gulf Co. Economic
The Gulf County Economic
Development Council has hired a
new Executive Director, Karen
SHer educational background
includes Flonda State University.
The University of Maryland, and
Brevard Community College with
her bachelors in business from
Barry University, Miami.
Whaley has a diverse manage-
ment -background with three
years at a 520+ bed hospital as
the supervisor of medical records,
eight and one-half years at the
Kennedy Space Center as the
Manager of information process-
ing on the shuttle processing con-
tract, and eight and one-half
years at Brevard Community
College as the director of a. col-
lege-wide word processing center.
Her most recent four years
has been with the Economic
S Development Council in Bay
County. Whaley states that she is
!proud of the positive difference
she has made in her pi-evious
positions and hopes to do the
same for Gulf County in her new
role as the EDC Director.
i. The Whaleys are long-time
(See EDC on Page 9A)
The Star On Line at http:l/uww.StarFL.com
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 3246. THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2001
the future of
in Port St. Jo
XASTITU O r,
32C Per Copy
Plus 3U Tax... 35
Test Mill Sites
FDEP To Oversee Testing by Smurfit-Stone and St. Joe
g to published Joe Company. to conduct envi- tal areas of concern is the link of 1994 when U.S. Fish and Wildlife up studies according to Port S
County has received ronmental testing. DEP would dioxin to the paper making indus- Serace representative Mike Bnm Joe Wastewater Treatment Plan
ie news concerning closely monitor all testing at the try and the thought that the St. raised concerns about dioxin pol- Manager Larrm McArdle in 199
the former mill site site by the property owners. Joe plant could be contaminated. lution.
oe and adjacent out- St .Joe Comrnanv built the This concern was highlighted in His report prompted follow- (See MILL on Page 9A)
parcels of property.
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (FDEP)
was considering declaring the
property a hazardous waste
Environmental Response Com-
pensation and Liability Act (CER-
CLA). If indeed the site had been
designated a CERCLA area. it
could take many years for the
Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) to evaluate, test, and
reclaim the site if any environ-
mental contamination exists.
But. DEP has agreed to a
request by owners of the paper
mill site. Smurfit-Stone Container
Company and owners of an out-
parcel of affected property, the St.
mill in 1938 and operated It until
1996 when it sold the plant and
site to Florida Coast Paper
In the early years, a settling
pond. located between the mill
site and George G. Tapper Bridge,
was used to contain waste water
from the plant. That out-parcel of
property is still owned by the St.
In August of 1998, the mill
was closed and nearly 500 people
were laid off until the closure was
made permanent over a year later.
Smurfit-Stone bought the mill
and announced the permanent
closure during that down period.
One of the major environmen-
Canal and Perk Pond Will Be
Purchased from Smurfit-Stone
'ort St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate what was going to happen.,
ght good news to the board the final portion of the ramp'w:o^ '
ig its regular meeting contracted' out to, Andersdh
day'e.'ening.-- Marine. The project isa "
Stone Container has agreed mately 45 days behind schedule ,
11 the freshwater canal and and the city has approved a r
acres for a wastewater perk change order for a pre-fabricated
to the city." Pate told the concrete apron to be laid, then
d members. capped off at the end of the
ie went on to explain that the launch.
I was priced at S700.000 and The board had held off open-
100-acre site was priced at ing the ramp hoping the final por-
)00per acre, or S200.000. tion could be completed before
Sthev did so. Because of constant
didn't take board the floor delays by the contractor. they
to bnng a motion t uo t r ded to go ahead last weekend.
unanimously vote to pur- ...
e both parcels after a motion Preble-Rish, Inc. engineer Bill
made by Commissioner Kennedy said he had finally got-
ne Raffield and seconded by ten a response back from the con-
-russioner Benny Roberts See SJ Page A)
layvor Pate also extended
ks to Ferrel Allen, site over-
and former mill manager, for
efforts in helping bring the .
together. He also extended -". ,-
ks to Smurfit-Stone repre-
titves Car d
'he freshwater canal runs for
oximately 17 miles and
ps water from the Chipola -
r through the canal. under. F''
Intracoastal WVaterwnvay. and F.v o r ,
lately to the mill site. The
includes 489 acres of canal h "S
erty and all of the equipment Wo
edge and maintain the canal For May 10th
vhile this may not seem like The Port of Pe Port
a big deal on the surface Author'ty has been extremIly
noted that two water cus-
rs were already, .in litie-- activ over the past several weeks
I m hemialrad Pmier as announcement after an-
na Chemical and Premier nouncement continues to point
ces. Having an ample fresh- toward activating te t.
r supply is one of the prima- toward reacvating the port.
ols needed for economic and Anyone who has crossed the
strial development. George G. Tapper Bridge over the
during conversation with Gulf County Canal has -seen the
aftri theboard'mting he newly acquired 22-acre stor,
the water supply will be age/warehouse site being cleared
mental in keeping industri- over the past week. This prpety
bs already established in the is located just off the Industrial
ty and could almost certainly Road and ig part of a 26-acreland
he catalyst in drawing other acquisition recently made by the
nesses equalling jobs for the Port Authority and purchased
unity and Gulf County. from the St. Joe Company.
Commissioner Roberts This purchase is considered
ked Mayr Pate for his efforts by Port Authority members to be a
helping bring the deal together key step.toward the re-opening of
hie city the seaport at Port St. Joe.
When asked what the plans
'he 100-acre perk pond site were for the recently cleared site,
cated off the Industrial Road Port Director Tommy Pitts joking-
ss from the existing city ly responded; "Well ;.. we're not
eater treatment facility and .going to plant watermelons."
d serve as a wastewater p h concentrated
ment site for the future for The group has concentrated
ment site for the future for intense effort on di-awing, port
St. Joe. customers to the area and are
'ate also told board members optimistic that those efforts will
funding for the purchase was pay off very soon.
looking very favorable at this pay
Public Workshop for Port
Boat Launch Opened Master Plan
The third public workshop
Port St. Joe City meeting on the Port of Port St. Joe
missioners opened the boat Master Plan will be held on
p at Frank Pate Park last
kend while waiting to see (See PORT on Page 7A)
Appeals Window Open for
FE MA Flood Map Changes
Cape San Bias and Indian
Pass residents need to know that
the clock is ticking. A 90 day win-
dow to appeal flood map changes
being proposed by FEMA is now
These proposed changes have
been at the forefront of the minds
of property owners in the area
since they were initially intro-
duced just over two years ago. At
that time, approximately 70% of
the "C". flood zone property in
these areas was recommended to
be changed to a higher flood prob-
Over the past two years, Gulf
County and members, of the Gulf'
-County Coastal. Development
Association have carried the torch
in efforts to try and have these
first maps reviewed. During the
time span, Gulf agreed to the
flood map proposals In the
ret-ainder of the county while
they negotiated with FEMA over
the Cape and Indian Pass maps.
U.S. CongressmianAllen Boyd
set up a meeting with FEMA, Gulf
County, GCCDA, and staff mem-
bers. GCCDA president Ron
Morrow, local surveyor with
knowledge of elevation in thbse
areas, and member of the GCCDA
Sue Marley, and former Gulf
County Commission Warren
Yeager attended the meeting in
which FEMA agreed to review the
The review has been complet-
ed and approximately half of the
original 70% that was changed
was returned to what is now "X"
zone: (the new equivalent of "C",
"These changes have the
potential to greatly change peo-
ple's property values," said
Property owners have until
July 1st to file for the appeal or
accept the flood zone changes as
made by FEMA. If owners find
themselves in a higher risk flood
zone they could probably expect
to face much higher insurance
premiums, higher finance rate
changes. or difficulty in acquiring
. '' -
Building Official Michael
Hammond and Chief Administrator
Don Butler review new maps.
This problem is magnified
because the area is In a CBRA
zone and government backed
insurance programs can't partici-
pate in the area.
Property. owners should not
wait until the last minute to begin
the. process of filing an appeal,
Morrow explained. It takes sever-
al days to develop the scientific or
technical data required to accom-
pany the appeal.
Property owners can view
maps at the Gulf County
Administrator's Office at 1000.
Cecil G. Costin, St. Boulevard
(phone 229-6111) or at the Gulf
County Library. Forms and other
information on how to follow the
appeals process can also be
picked up there.
The primary technical data
that can be used is an elevation
survey of the property. Morrow
said the average cost to challenge
a parcel will range around $250 to.
$300 for the survey work:.'
All. appeals must be filed by .
Gulf County, so property owners
must complete the data and turn
it in to the administrative office in
order to have them processed.
[See ad on page 3A of this issue
of The Star.]
The ultirrimate goal. of the
GCCDA is to challenge the CBRA
'designation in the area. The
group hopes to be in the process
of doing that by this fall, and tak- ,
ing their case to the U.S. Fish and
Set for May 29th
During a redistricting work-
shop held by the Gulf County
School Board Monday,- board
members and County Commis-
sion Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.
called for a joint workshop to be
held on the issue for Tuesday,
May 29th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Port
St. Joe High School Commons
School board members have
only just begun to analyze data
derived from the 2000 census,fig-
ures and looked at two scenarios
prepared by Gulf .County GIS
mapping department supervisor
Board members seemed in
unison 'to desire to slow the
process down and through a
series of workshops between
themselves and the county try. to
(See WORKSHOP on Page 3A)
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001 ,
S EDITORIAL COMMENTARY i 0 /4 WI by Kesley Colbert
.' I\I K,,,
This redistricting stuff is getting more interesting every
day. Just a few weeks ago I scolded (gently) my three year old
grandson (Will) only to hsar him immediately respond .
"Paw Paw, you're being uggie."
Unfortunately, that seems to be the case with these coun-
ty redistricting.meetings. Hold on before you start that "at-a-
boy" and "you go get 'em!" stuff-there is enough stone
throwing on both sides of the issue now without me soliciting
any new hurlers. )
Now's the time for us all to sit back. take a deep breath,
and decide whether we want to search for reasonable solu-
tions to problems or bring further division to an already open
.How does that ol' saying go "You can't please every-
body, but you should at least make it appear that you are try-
Some of the first steps toward those efforts may be under
way since a public workshop between the Board of County
Commissioners and the Gulf County School Board has been
called for May 29th at 6:00 p.m., ET, in the Port St. Joe High
School Commons Area. Hopefully, this will be the beginning
of a coordinated effort to bring the two boards together in the
drawing of new district boundaries..
While attending the school board workshop Monday, I.was
reminded why school board member Linda Wood has always
been kind of special to me. Linda may not want anyone to
know this, but she taught me English-or, maybe I should say
she tried to teach me English-a few years ago.
English sure wasn't one of my favorite subjects then,'and
frankly, I'm not too concerned about it now. 'But, Linda Wood
made anr impression on me. as a young student that impacted
not only my academic course, but how I felt about myself
during those tough teenage years.
Come to think of it, I don't even know if I have, ever told
her all of this mushy stuff. "
Linda, once again, got my attention Monday' morning
when, she stated, "It's not right to base the 'whole county's
redistricting on one person's desire to run for re-election."
Of course, she made a few additional points when she
explained her desire, at least at this time, was to seek re-elec-
tion, but it wouldn't be fair to split her precinct just to match
her personal desires.
I got the definite impression she was sitting on the school
board for one purpose-to serve the citizens of Gulf County to
the best of her abilities-regardless of whether she might get
I'm certainly not saying that any of the other members on
either board does not have equally admirable traits, but
Rather that I was impressed with her statements and focus,to
I hope that as this process 'proceeds, we'll all be mature
enough-to not be "uggie". and communicate our ideasand dif-,
ferences professionally, while being open minded to ideas and
-:, suggestions -from-all sides of the table. We also need to be
patient enough to allow all parties time to reason and work
through this process: There is no .hurry to get the. process
completed, and efforts to rush redistricting only raises suspi-
cions about motives for rushing a plan through.
Boy, I tell you, it's tough being
a Christian in this country today. -
Ask Jane Fonda. The minute
she announces that she has seen
the light, her extra-rich husband
shows her the door. 'Course, it
Casting A Few Stones
may nol ha'e been exactly that
way at all. Maybe she looked
around and determined that all
the money in the world couldn't
buy what she really needed.
It is amazing how the peace
that passes all understanding can
find you aL a Braves game or in the
middle of an exercise tape or at a,
CNN news briefing or jetting out to
Colorado to check on your buf-'
It's just as amazing to me that
some can hear and keep on chop-
ping to the same old beat.
Ask Charlie \\'ard. You remem-
ber Charlie. The Heisman Trophy
winner from Flonda State is now
playing basketball with the New
York Knicks. It seems that in a
news magazine article he was
quoted as saying the Jews that
persecuted Jesus were stubborn.
Apparently, he made this state-,
ment in a pre-game Bible study
class, in a question and answer
period involving some Old and New
Testament customs and rituals.,
My grandfather was the most
stubborn man that ever lived. He
was also the wisest, the fairest. the
nicest, the finest . I['e never
thought of "stubborn" as being all
that bad. When someone is trying
to get you to jump off the cliff
against your better judgment-a
little stubbornness might even be
an admirable trait..
NBA commissioner David
Stern condemned Ward's religious
"zealotry" as being "intolerant-and
divisive." The New York fans booed
his appearance atMadison Square
Garden. The iron. abounds 'here!
Charlie Ward is one of the nicest
people that I have ever met. He
would cut oft his hand before he
would offend anyone. Yet, he is the
one who has spent several days
and. I bet, some sleepless nights,
agonizing and apologizing over this
Let's ponder on the whilel"
picture for a moment . Charlie
Ward says someone is stubborn. A
bunch of people. led by a high prb-
file major sports commissioner,
say that Charlie Ward is intolerant,
divisive, and a zealot. "Stubbornh'
is condemned. "Zealot," "divisive,"
and intolerant" is o.k. Do you mind
if I take a second here to be'on:
Doesn't someone owe Charlie
an apology for calling him names?
If you are a Christian, are you
just fair game?
Ask the guy who writes B.-C;.
He throws in his comic strip from
time to time certain Christ-like
ideas, pnnciples. sayings arid/oi
images. I think they are amusing,
entertaining, poignant 'anid
instructive. Kinda like a parable:
Some of the newspapers in
Chicago don't see it exactly the
same way. They dropped his strip
from their dailies. I didn't catch
their exact objections. But you can
bet they threw in the usual about
"being offensive, objectionablee,"
"not in the best interest," anid of
course, the ever popular "zealotry"
would have topped the list. .
It's going to be interesting dne
day .... when it turns out that'B.
C. and Thor and Anno were a lot
smarter than some folks are giving
them credit for. I bet the
Jerusalem Free-Press in 33 AD
didn't run their strip either. .
The latest thing going! is
Richard Ganulin's petition be~oe
the Supreme Court contend
that Chnstmas. as ordained,ii
unconstitutional. According to ht
federal employees can not take ,hfr
day off because the First
Amendment mandates th t
Congress "shall make nq 1w
respecting an establishment, 6f
This one is a hoot! Congressnih
all its infinite power can nrct
"ordain" Christmas. And the
Supreme Court ain't supreme on
some things! Listen, even the sto-
ried basketball commissioner, the
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
Redistricting Isn't Something New-Populati
REDISTRICTING OF the
county Is before us again; we
.say "us" because the entire
county is affected. That means
each and everyone of us as cit-
It, .It also means the districts
must take into consideration
the political district,, as well,
but not be. the primary focus. .
I remember one time of
redistricting the commission-
ers thought primarily of their
own district configuration, so
as not to stick the individual.
commissioners with a group of
people they didn't serve in the
last configuration of the coun-
Let's:recognize that the dis-
tricts are primarily.for.the peo-
ple to know where to vote and
which commissioner is
assigned, to which district.
There's rno.other cause for the
ONE OF THE BIGargui-
ments in the currefit redistrict-
ing is whether or not to include
prison inmates in. the popula--
tion count. 'Each district is
supposed., to have the same
number of citizens living in--
and represented by the individ-
ual commissioners--was 'the
. To be fair, a. count should
be taken of the country citizens:
and divided by five.
:If you 'do it this-, vav. Gulf
County will, wind lup with five
even districts---the ideal situa-.
.Take into consideration, if
you, will, that no prisoners in
the state institutions in our
borders. makes his home in
Gulf County.. They all beside
pernianeritly somewhere else.'
SNone of them pay taxes. or
vote in Gulf County.
':.lTherefore, they are not citi-
zens, of Gulf County and
should not be counted as such.
Besides, they are transiexit!
When their sentence is com-.
plete, they will return to where
they came from and no longer
can even remotely be consid-
ered a permanent resident of
ONE time we redistricted
the county, the late Bob Ellzey
and I rode through the county,
counting every resident in
order to evenly divide the pop-
ulation, between the five dis-
Now redistricting is based
upon the U. S. Census figures,
and the counting is already
done and computerized.
Under the law, each district
is supposed to contain close to
the same number of citizens.
That's the purpose of redis-
Why redistrict in the first
To give each citizen equal
Redistricting is for the citi-
zens, not the politicians. To be
.absolutely fair,, the new dis-
tricts should be set by the citi-
zens and the politicians have
nothing to do with it.
Unfortunately, it's the
other way around!.
COURTS did the redistricting
on a state and national level.
Who are the courts? They
represent the citizens.
The public can express
themselves on the matter in
public, hearings. The county
commissioners should not
have the last word concerning
This is one exercise -:in
which the will of the people
should be considered.
The individual commjs-
sioners can present their ide4s
about the districts to sft
themselves if they want
They are close to the situati
and have some good ideas, 1:
they should listen to an unb-
ased citizen board. .
If we set out our districtsit6
satisfy the individual comm=
sioners and not disturb his
individual constituency, we
had just as well leave the di-,
tricts as they presently are. I
WE REALIZE each indivil i
ual commissioner wants :
:protect his own particular d&
strict, but remember, the dil~
tricts are for.the people,
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. MAY 3. 2001
"Law Day" Held In Old Courtroom
The sixth grade students from
Port St. Joe Middle and
Wewahitchka Elementary Schools
were special guests at the "Law
Day" program held in the court-
room of the refurbished old
Gulf County Judge Fred
Witten brought the program
together and used the old court-
room setting to bring part of the
history of Gulf County and the old
courthouse back to life.
Former Gulf County Clerk of
the Court and local historian
George Core presented that histo-
ry. He got much of it straight from
the mouths of some of those early
pioneers of Gulf County. He
began by telling. students how
Florida became a state and was
originally divided into two sec-
tiops-west and east Florida.
" -Then, Gulf was a part of
Esdambia, Jackson, and Calhoun
counties before dividing from
Calhoun County on June 6, 1925
by legislative action.
E. Clay Lewis was appointed
as the first judge by the governor
and Joe Hunter was appointed as
the first clerk of the court.
Core explained that all of the
county business was conducted
- a -.-. U-
'Attorny Brian Hill takes oath from Jue W n.
Attorney Brian Hill takes oath from Judge Witten.
Workshop From Page 1
I I I opinion on the issue. He dis-
come up with a redistricting sce- inmate numbers was also a major cussed several concerns includ-
nario that ;works for both boards topic discussed. Board Attorney ing whether or not it could be a
and. the county's residents. Charles Costin had begun the violation of equal protection laws
f How to deal with prison legal groundwork to formulate an to include such a large number of
non-voters in one district of the
county (over 30% in one district).
K esley From Page 2 Costin said he would not hes-
itate to recommend the board not
: include inmates in their counts at
Madison Square Garden fans, the knowledge of the saving grace of this time, but added that it may
publishers of the Chicago Tnbune our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. be necessary to try and have the
and a hundred and forty-four But it is usually someone I like. Or Florida Attorney General give tan
thousand other nay sayers like to respect. Or know. Or don't hate! opinion on the matter. He also
take..the day off Folks, we're talking about acknowledged that this may be a
S-I've seen Te(d Turner with pre- Jane Fonda here! problem that is unique to Gulf
sets in his hand! I'm getting a little insight as to County because of the relatively
And that brings me back to why Jonah didn't hasten right on small number of residents in pro-
Jane Fonda. over to.Nineveh! portion to the large prison inmate
'," .I can guarantee her one thing. God's got that sharp eye and count.
If. she is truly committed to "The keen sense of justice. And He is Costin said he would contin-
Way," her Hollywood friends are kneading on me right now. I mean ue to research the prison inmate
going to be calling, less- and less. I don't see how in ,the world I can issue.
Her new walk is diametrically forgive Jane Fonda. My brother Board Chairman Dr. Mary
opposite of the glitz, glamour, was in Viet Nam when she was Pridgeon pointed out that the frue
headline grabbing, and me-first over' there convertingg" ,with the inmate numbers at Gulf
attitude that permeates enemy. Correctional Institution were
Tinseltown. Don't fret, dear. They But I can't not forgive her! much greater than the just over
haven't called me in years .... and God is also acutely aware of 1,000 recorded on the census. In
I count it among my most cher- the many times I have hobnobbed reality, that figure is somewhere
wished blessings! with the enemy my own self over 2,000 inmates at GCI alone.
SI'll tell you something else, this
reinarkable turn around in Jane's
life has left me somewhat in a
quandary. I normally rejoice to the
high Heaven when someone comes
to that miraculous and divine
And He is watching me very
Working The Timber
Out Of My Eye,
School board members will
meet next Tuesday (after the reg-
ular board meeting) with Gulf
County GIS mapper Penny Ford
to further look at census numbers
and district maps.
are here for review. 90 Day Appeals
Window is now open,
Property owners at Cape San Bias and'
Indian Pass can be drastically impacted by
these new flood zones.
Maps can be reviewed at the Gulf County
Administrator's office in Port St. Joe at the
Gulf County Courthouse, Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil C. Costin, Sr. Blvd. and
at the Gulf County Public Library.
Appeals must be in by July 1 st, turned in to
the Gulf County Administrator, and must be
supported by technical and/or scientific
data to counter FEMA flood zone changes.
Paid for by the Gulf County Coastal Development Association
out oi homes, automobiles, rented
space, and even the old Wewa
Money was borrowed from the
American Exchange. Bank in
Apalachicola and warrants and
bonds were issued.
Core explained that much of
this groundwork was done in
secret with folks from St. Joe and
Wewa going to the legislature and
requesting to be split from
He shared that some of the
rivalry between the north and
south ends of the county may
have started about that time.
Folks from St. Joe and Wewa sub-
mitted a list of names for the var-
ious governmental appointments
to be made by the governor.
It turns out that every officer
selected was from Wewa and the
St. Joe folks wanted to knowhow
that happened. Core said they
were told that the list from St. Joe
came in late and the Wewa list
was already on the piece of paper,
and the governor ran out of offi-
cers before he got down to the St.
The courthouse was complet-;
ed at a cost of S 100,000 on June
28, 1927 and dedicated on July
7th, 1927. Core said everybody
attended the dedication except for
about half of the folks from St.
Joe who were still mad.
Core was elected to office on
November 16, 1948 and described
to the students what the
courthouse was like at that
time-including the part about no
During .the "Law Day" event,
Judge Witten administered the
oath of attorney to Attorney Brian
Hill. Attorney Hill spent much of
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Port Authority Representatives
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in the Gulf County Sr. Citizens Center
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001
Kristi Lawronce Becomes Bride to William Weeks in Double Ring
The First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe was the setting for a
candlelight double ring ceremony
uniting Kristi Ann Lawrence and
William Short Weeks in marriage.
The Reverend Brent Vickery offici-
ated the evening service.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Craig
Lawrence of Port St Joe. Her.
;.grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Edward Parker and Mr.
j;and Mrs. Raymond Eugene
Lawrence .all of Port St. Joe and
Mrs. James Calhoun Adkins and
the late James C. Adkins of
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Craig Langford
of Tampa,. and Mr. and Mrs.
William Short Weeks Sr. of
Lakeland. He is the grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. James Langford of
Tampa and late Mr. and Mrs.
Clifton Guy Tice of Live Oak and
the .late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Willard Weeks of Lakeland.
Edwena Lawrence, grand-
mother of the bride, played a pre-
lude of romantic piano music. A
special song sung as a tribute to
the bride's parents, as a remeinm-
brance of their own wedding,
"Evergreen," was sung again by
the cousins of the bride's mother:
Mr. and Mrs Andrew Namynanik
beautifully recreated a special
moment with their voices which
filled the air of the sanctuary.
The brde entered the church
to a standing crowd as Trumpet
Voluntary was played by trum-
Speters. Buddy Caswell. Nicholas
Comforter and Tony Nlaige with
Accompaniment by the pianist,
Given in marriage by .her
father and mother. the bride wore
an elegant NMon Chen gown with
an open neckline and elbow
length gloves of matching
appliques. The gown was ivory in
S color with rum pink and cham-
pagne inlays. The removable train
unveiled a gorgeous back of a
chiffon and tulle bustle. Her bun
wrap style reil was of pearls and,
rhinestones that matched her
gown and offered a glistening
highlight to her hair. The bride's
hair of cascading curls was lovelv
as ringlets surrounded her face.
She earned a nosegay of roses-
and Queen Anne's lace, viburnum
I and lily of the valley. The nosegay
was surrounded with .a sheer
.satin collar and was a beautiful
gift from the family of the groom.
Also. carned by the bride was a-
special heirloom handkerchief. a,
gift of the groom's mother to wel-
come her in to the family.
Candlelight carried through-
out the ceremony as the bnde and
groom exchanged their vows
under an arbor of flowers, green-
ery and vines. Topiaries and can-
delabra also prepared the
platform for a beautiful setting, of
live flowers and attendants.
Azaleas, roses, lilies. lusianthus
and honeysuckle created a beau-
tion. Greeted by the host and
hostess, Mrs. and Mrs Steve
Lawrence, guests were treated to
a fun-filled evening. The bride and
groom arrived by limousine to the
reception and were introduced,
along with their attendants, as
they entered. The ,bride's book
was attended by the cousins of
the bride, Rachel and Melissa
Lawrence of Athens, Georgia. The
groom's cake, a creation of Joy
Underwood of Tallahassee, aunt
to the bnde. was a three tiered
carrot cake with iced ferns and
edible acorns to adorn the out-
doorsy look in honor, of the
groom's love for the outdoors.
Serving as the stand was a large
birdbath draping with moss set
under an arbor of dried vine and
grapes. It was cut and served by
Alison Williams : and Heather,
Fields,' friends of the bride.
The bride's cake, a 10-tiered
cake mounted on an antique plant
stand replica, was decorated with
fresh vines of honeysuckle.
lusianthus. roses and ranunculus
as accents. It also was under an
arbor of fermnine white wisteria,
vine and roses with white lights
twinkling for an added special
touch. The bride's cakes was
served by special friend Deanne
Redmondand cousin to the bride,
The buffet style tables were
filled with vanous foods and were
joined in the middle with a large
floral arrangement to set it offjust
right. Palm, ferns, flowers, pic-
tures. fountains and candles filled
the reception as the couple, family
and friends enjoyed music, food,
fun and dancing.
The bride and groom enjoyed
their first dance as Mr. and Mrs.
Billy Weeks and then the bride
and her father, as well as the
groom and his mother enjoyed a
traditional, memorable dance
The traditional bndal bouquet
and garter throwing took place
just pnor to the leaving of the cou-
ple. The bride left the reception in
a black capnri outfit with matching
shoes and the groom wore casual
attire for the trip to their honey-
moon destination. After traveling
to Tallahassee for the night. the
couple took a flight to the Mayan
Rivera and spent a week tounng
the ruins and enjoying the beauti-
ful beaches of the resort town of
Playa-del-Carmen. Mexico and
Prenuptial Parties included:
An Around the Clock shower
given by the Phi Mu Soror'f t
Sisters of Troy State University on
Saturday. October 21. 2000.
Many friends and sisters came to
give Kristi a beauuful party' where
she was treated to special gifts
that are to be used at various
times in the day. Unique gifts
made for a fun party' at the Phi u "
Soronty House on the Troy State
A Christmas shower was
given to the couple by good
friends Evan and Molly Milner at
their home in Dothan, Alabama.
The shower with a Christmas gilt
theme took place on December 5,
2000. Many couples came to wish
Kristi and Billy well.
A Christmas shower of dear
life time friends was given for the
bride at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Clay Smallwood. Given by Jennie
Smallwood and her mother
DeEtta Smallwood, Kristi enjoyed
time to reminisce with old friends
and received beautiful items to
decorate her new home for the
A calling shower given by the
ladies of the First Baptist Church
on Thursday, February 1st was
as always warm and loving. The
bride was presented with a gor-
geous lamp by the hostesses.
Many friends and family came to
wish the couple well. The hall was
decorated beautifully in the
tiful canopy and set a tone of both
love and beauty' for the couple to
enjoy. At the kneeling bench a
wonderful rendition of the Lord's
Prayer was- sang. by a special .
fnend and bridesmaid. Amanda
As a surprise to the groom.
the bride recorded a song, '"I Will
Be Here" to be played for him after
the lighting the unity candle The
wedding was closed with a charge
from the pastor to always keep
God and each other first. With
that. the wedding party, parents
and grandparents exited the
church and the remaining fnends
and family were asked to sing the
hymrn of praise 'To God Be The
Stephanie Lawrence Adkison,
sister of the bride and Bngette
Godfrey Yeager. dear lifelong
friend. served as matrons of
honor. Maid, ol honor. ,special
friend to the couple. was ,Laura
Kay Sharpe 'of Red L1vel.
Alabama. Bridesmaids' Kwr ee:
Brandi Langford and Kirsten
Testoni. sisters of the groom:
Beverly Dykes. Amanda Morrison.
Amanda Sellers. Christie Murphy,
Tanya ulnecker. Mrs. Eric
Ramsey, cousin of the bride, and
Jennie Smallwood. The brides
maids wore floor length. sleeve-
less gowns with plunging backs in
a champagne color to accent the
champagne and rum pink of the
bride's gown. They earned small
nosegays of roses, viburnum and
ranunculus. also in sheer satin
Forrest Albritton, lifetime
friend of the groom served as best
man. Groomsmen were: Chance
C. Langford and Brian E.
Langford, brothers of the groom:
Kyle W. Adkison. brother-in-law
of the groom, Christopher M.
Chandler, Stanley W. McGilvray.
Robert J. Merritt, Evan S. Milner,
,Joseph A. NMiragliotta, Thomas E
-Parker, Ill, uncle to the bnde, and
John C. Skemp. all dear friends of
the couple. The men wore black
Ralph Lauren tuxedos with black
vests and ties and the groom wore
a black tuxedo with the matching
ivory colored vest with an ivory
tie. Their boutonnieres were a
match to the bridesmaids' bou-
uets of lilly of the valley, sprigs of
J.resia and verbmium.
Mrs. Lawrence wore a .full
length ice pink gown with glisten-
ing rhinestones on the bodice.
Mrs. Langford wore a lovely blue
shimmering dress with her hair
up to set off a beautifully elegant
look. The mothers of the bnde and
groom carried matching nosegays
of roses and verbinium.
The Centennial Building was
the setting for an elegant recep-
bride's colors with the loving
touches of Ann Strait and Ann
On Sunday, March 4th, the
First Baptist Church family hon.
ored Kristi and Billy with a White
Bible Ceremony and reception. It
was a beautifully moving service.
Special friends of the couple pre-
sented them with scriptures on
how to have a Godly, successful
marriage. Brother Brent Vickery
charged them with always keeping
God and each other first and pre!
sented them with a white bible
engraved with their names as;a
token of love' from the church
A calling bridal shower was
given for the bride in the beautiful
home of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Todd
(See WEDDING on Page 5A)
Invitation to come by for
SIThe Gulf' CountyiChamber of Commerce would like
0 take this Opportunity to extend inll invitation to
Their Present Alembers
STheir Not- Yet Mem bers
-4-.-'i to come for Coffee at the Chamlber office
n" y Friday in llay
e would like for you to meet the New Executive;
.Director and the Netw Exeiftrhe Assistant
The Chamlber hours are:
) g8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
' Monday thru Friday except Holidays
S \\'e need volunteers from the community to help
us with special projects that are coming up and
routine duties around the Chamber office.
, Call us at 227-1223 if you can help us out!
Lord, Lord... can you
believe Pastor 943
Marty Brown is T )
' ." .
I am pleased to announce the
Grand Opening ofj
Bay Watch Beauty Salon
I specialize in Perms, Cuts,
Color, and Roller Sets
Women, Men and Children
are all open to my salon
Bay Watch Salon is a Moder Equipped Salon with a Comfortable Atmosphere.
133 Magellan Street, St. Joe Beach
To Port St.. Joe
To Mexico Beach
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Mr. and Mrs. William Short Weeks
You've weathered your
first half century
fairly well ...
As for the second half,
only time will tell.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. MAY 3, 2001 PAGE 5A
Wittman-Robertson to Wed
, Nicole Wittman and Billy
Robertson of Tennessee, both of
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which are stationed at Bossier
AFB in Bossier.., Louisiana
announce their engagement and
Nicole is a former graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and is
the daughter of Judy Harney and
the granddaughter of Nellie
A June 1st wedding is.
planned to take place on St. Joe
On May 8, Lois Dionne White
will celebrate her first birthday. A
party is planned in her honor in
Aiken, South Carolina. To help
celebrate will be her sister
Lindsey, her daddy and mommy,
her cousins, her grandmothers
Linda and Veda, and lots of family
Lois is the youngest grand-
daughter of Carl and Christine
Gay-Parrish to Wed
Tommy and Lisa Gay of Port
St. Joe would like to announce
the' engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter Pamela
Renee. to Justin Hardy Parrish,
sop of Jerry and Lee Anna Parrish
of Port St. Joe.
The bride elect is a 1999 grad-
uate of Faith Christian School.
She is employed by the State of
Florida at St. Joseph Peninsula
I Her fiance is a 1997 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School and a
2000 graduate of Chipola Junior
College Cnriminal Justice Training
Program. he is employed by the
Port St. Joe Police Department.
A May 26 wedding is planned
for 5:00 p.m. at Oak Grove
Assembly with a reception follow- ""
ing at the Senior Citizens and
All friends and relatives are '
Justin Hardy Parrish
and Pamela Renee Gay
invited to attend.
Couple to Exchange Vows
Mr. and Mrs.Fred Cannon are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Teresa
Griner. of Panama City to James
Haisten. son of Mr. and Mrs.
William H. Hasten of Panama
Lois Dionne White
It's A Boy!
,Allen and Pam Marshall are
proud to announce the birth of
their son, Michael Christopher
Marshall. He weighed seven'
pounds and was born April 12.
His proud grandparents are
J.W. and Joann Marshall and
Beck and Lany Cooley. all of
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club will hold its lun-
cheon and installation, ceremony
on Tuesday, May 8th at 12:00
noon,. ET, at the St. Joseph Bay
The following persons will
serve as officers: Marilyn Duncan,
president: Bernyce Stickle, first
vice-president; Margaret Whitney-
Smith, second vice-president;,
Sally Malone, secretary; and
Mane Evans, treasurer.
Vesta Conley will give a report
on the FSSGA convention recently
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id "'hI. Tile '.I&" at 'Mdita W ,1
l carry a beautiful linCm of'
Gold & Silver Jewelry
l'irl special items jusr for MeOi!
We also have
* Gift Baskets
A Selection of
on sale 1
rI /I l ,n
and many other great //- -
gift ideas to choose from!
for the 'Best Selection
We gladly accept.. .
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fieldd in Orlando.
on Thursday, March Ist. The
hostesses were gracious and gen-
'erous as they presented Knsti
with a large Arthur Court salad
bowl and stand. It was a lovely
evening and appreciated much by
*the couple. ,
Butler's Restaurant was the
site of the rehearsal dinner given
in honor of the couple by the
groom's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
E.C. Langford hosted a delightful
evening with a seafood and steak
dinner complete with all the trim-
mings. A steel drum band pro--
vided the music and set the n'hiod
,for fun and rerminscing' lie
* couple and their friends. The
bride and groom introduced their
bridal party with a story about
each one, and old friends and new
enjoyed the fun, food, and music.
As a tribute to the bride and
groom, the parents of the bride *
shared a video history of Kristi
and Billy's childhood pictures,
their college days together with
friends and their engagement, all
caught on tape. The evening was
delightful and moving. A toast to
the couple by the father of the
groom, E.C. Langford: the best
man, Forrest Albritton; and maid
of honor Laura Kay Sharpe
wished them many years of happi-
ness and love.
On the wedding day. March
17th.. the bride's maternal and
paternal grandmothers, and dear
friend Tnna Richards, hosted a
luncheon at Ryans Sugar Shack
and Soda Shoppe. Bridesmaids
and out of town guests were
treated to a beautiful plate of
fresh fruit, chicken salad. a
bridesmaid cake and ice cream.
-. The bridesmaid cake had twelve
charm pulls for the girls to unveil
their charms of luck. The bride
.was also presented with a quilt of
pictures and t-shirt squares of her
college days. Each guest was
given a copy of Mema's Cookbook,
,a treasure to the bride's family.
They; were' a gift f6rri Louise
Surprise Mom on Her Day with a Gift from Cathy's Corner
Chloe, "273", Liz Sport,
Gucci, Dolce and
We have many new items just for Mother's Da
(Inside Costin's Bookkeeping)
Diamond Pendants, Earrings
ty and Bracelets, Rope and Snake
Chains with matching Bracelets,
Seashell and Scallop Design
Bracelets, Birthstone Rings
and much more!
200 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-8581
The couple will exchange
%ows on June 2. at Under the
Oaks Park in Parker at 11:00
a.m.. CT with a reception immedi-
ately following. All family and
friends of the couple are invited to
James Haisten and Teresa Griner
Friends Bid Frances;
(Ylemons "Au Revoir"
Friends and neighbors ofr
Frances Clemons, a long ume res-
ident of Mexico Beach, gathered at
the home of Ted and Jane Arnold.
Friday, April 27. Clemons is
returning to Tallahasse to be
Parker, maternal grandmother of.
the bnde. Julie and Paige made a
delightful luncheon and had
everything fixed just perfect.
closer to her children, grandchil-
dren and great-grandchildren.
Hostess Jane Arnold- pre-
sented Clemons with a gift sub-
scription to The Star so she would
be certain to keep up with all that
is happening at the beaches.
All of Clemons' friends said
they would miss her and choose
not to say "goodbye," but opted
instead to bid her, "au revoir," till
we meet again.
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PAUL' U 'A -pflvVjV m T .1fluu P, o T-ITRgDAY. MAY 3. 20,
Following the 2000 Census, the Board of County Commissioners is
planning to redraw the district voting lines to more closely represent
current population figures. The Board has voted to include the prisoner
population in figuring the redistricting. Following is the current district
lines, and three scenarios being contemplated.
S District 2 t 1
|d3,607.53 "5 2
1 -- --
13.332 d'i.ded bY,2,6166.40
The map above depicts current boundary lines
and the population living within those boundaries*
(Figures include prisoner populations)
2000 Total Population is 12,154.96
WITHOUT THE PRISON POPULATION*
i ".w."*'- 8 12,154.96 divided by 5 =2,430.99 *
The map above depicts Scenario 15A (new boundary lines)"
presented by Comm. Nathan Peters, Jr.
(Figures DO NOT include prisoner populations)
\~ 2UUU I cial Populaion is 13.32
i S-.. _.,13.332 dividedd byS = 2.6E 40
The map above depicts new boundary lines
presented by Commissioner Jerry Barnes.
(Figures include prisoner populations)
'District4 1 .
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2000 Total Population is 13,332
The map above depicts Scenario 9 (new boundary lines)
presented by Comm. Nathan Peters, Jr.
(Figures include prisoner populations)
I i I till II
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The City of Port St. Joe
Election is less than a week awa\!
Be sure to exercise your right to
vote by casting a ballot for the
candidate of your choice!
JORGE SAN PEDRO
respectfully requests your consideration
fbr election to the position of
Group 1 City Commissioner.
REMEMBER-no matter how short
or long the ballot... a voter's importance
and responsibility remains the same.
THE STAR, PORT ST., JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001 PAGE 7A
h Annual Tour of Historic Homes
The 10th Annual Apalachicola
Tour of Historic Homes will take
place Saturday,' May 5,th in this,
scenic seaport town on the
"Forgotten Coast." Sponsored by
Trinity Episcopal Church. the
tour will showcase 1 1 private
homes and foui' historic
churches, all of which will be open
to visitors from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
New 'homes as well as
favorites from previous years will
be open for the event. All proceeds
from the tour go to the preserva-
tion and restoration fund of the
164-year-old Trinity Church,
which will also be open for visitors
throughout the day.
Registration for the tour
begins at 11 a.m. ET at Trinity
Episcopal Church, at the intersec-
tion of Highway 98 and 6th Street
in Apalachicola. The ticket dona-
tion for the event is $10 per per-
son. A delicious boxed lunch
prepared by Trinity's Episcopal
Church Women is also available
in the church parish hall from
11:30 to 1:00 for an additional
charge of $8.
The Trinity Church Rectory,
also known ;as the George
Marshall House after its builder,
has just undergone extensive
restoration and will be a featured
home on' this year's tour. This
turn of the century Queen Anne
style home has been the residence
of the Tnnity's ministers and their
families for: over a century. Its
lovely woodwork, unique corner
fireplaces and handsome stairway
have been carefully restored to
their original beauty.
The Wingate House on Bay
Avenue is new to the Tour of
Homes this year. Built around,
1910, this handsome yellow bun-
galow facing Apalachicola Bay has
been restored and renovated by,
Arlene and David Wingate- of
Tallahassee. Its "' wide, semi-
enclosed porch has-large, arched
open windows and is an excellent
example of the vernacular archi-
tecture of the area.
A favorite tour showplace is
the Whiteside/Bickel Home. The
prairie style of this house is .seen
in its broad windows, wood shin-
gle siding, board and batten wain-
scoting, and built-in cabinetry.
Restored during the mid- 1990s, it
is the residence of noted photo-
journalist Richard Bickel and his
Also new this year is the
Marks/Clark Home. considered
one of the oldest homes in
Apalachicola. Originally built in
Port St. Joe in the early 1800s. it
is believed to be constructed of
wood from an English ship that
landed there in the late eighteenth
century. The house was moved
from its original site to
'Apalachicola in 1845 following a
yellow fever epidemic and deadly
hurricane in Port St. Joe. The
house again survived destruction
during Apalachicola's destructive
1900 fire, but charred beams from
this fire can still be seen in the
attic of the home.
Another new attraction this
Pianist to Perform
Renowned pianist, Leonidas
Lipovetsky, professor of piano in
the School of Music at Florida
State University will be perform-
ing in Apalachicola on Tuesday,
May 8. His visit is in conjunction
with a one-day residency project
Music and the Arts", for
Apalachicola and Carrabelle High
School students. .
SBorn in Montevideo ,Uruguay,
Lipovetsky has been critically
acclaimed since his recital debut
there at' age .12. He studied and
obtained a bachelor's arid mas-
ter's degree from the Juilliard-
School of Music. His New York
orchestral'debut with the National
Orchestral Association at
Carnegie Hall was followed_ for,
prestigious orchestral and recital
appearances including the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, The
United Nationals Assembly Hall,
the National Gallery .of Art, 6and
the Phillips Collection. He'.has,
also made -appearances across
Western and Eastern Europe,
Russia, Scandina~ia. and Latin
America. '" "
In 1972 Lipovetsky created
Project "Music and the Arts", a
residency program that combines
the studies of art history, with
music theory and performance.
Its component programs give an
overview of the creative process
with special emphasis on the
- visual arts, language, and music.
The award-winning program
has been presented at museums
ofi art. universities, colleges ,-and
svsterms'-of education. throulgho.'t
the Linited States-'Canada2 Puerto
Rico;- -Central -and- -South America-
and Great Britain.
The program is part. of
Florida's State Touring Program!
The Touring Program brings the
state's finest performing"' arts
groups to Florida communities.
Olivier Monod, president of
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.,
has privately arranged and solely
funded this unique, opportunity
for Franklin County.
There will be a 7:00 p.m. con-
cert for the general public at the
Dixie Theatre. Admission will be
$10 for adults and $5 for stu-
dents. Tickets will be sold at the
door. All proceeds frorf ticket.
sales will be donated to the Dixie
NOW See The Star On Line at
year is an art show honoring the
10th Annual Tour of Homes.
' Noted local artist Alice Jean
Gibbs and her. talented students
,will be exhibiting their art from 10
a.rm. to 4 p.m. the day of the tour.
Don't miss .aniopportunit' to view
this wonderful exhibit at Alice
i: Jean Gallery. 29 Avenue E in the'
historic Montgpmery Building.
The tour sites are. centrally
located in Apalachicola's Historic-
District, so it is easy, to walk,
drive, or bike to each location on
.the tour. Homes vary in size, style
:and age and include Colonial
Revival, Queen, Anne, Prairie and
Florida vernacular architecture
styles. Come and enjoy a sense of
time and .place that reflects the
social, cultural and economic his-
tory of this unique coastal town.
Apalachicola is 80 miles south-
Thank YOu Sincerely
We xould like to express our
deep appreciation to all for shar-
ing our sorrow v.ith prayers, kind-
ness. food. cards, flowers, calls,
and \isits shown dunnrig the loss
of our loved one.
Your thoughtfulness and car-
i ing is appreciated. It helped 1L,;
our t.orrow and the fanrily will'
always be thankful for .whatever
you did. May God continue to
bless all of you.
The Family of Nathaniel Pig
west of Tallahassee and 60 miles
east of Panama City on US Hwy
For additional information
call Anne : Knight, Tour
Coordinator at 850-653-4662 or
the Apalachicola Bay Area
Chamber of Commerce at 850-
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Thursday, May 10th, from 4:00 to
7:00 p.m., ET, at the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Center, located at
120 Library Drive (next to
courthouse, behind library) in
Port St. Joe. -
The purpose of the workshop
will be to-present advanced, con-
ceptual development alternatives
from the scenarios that were pre-
sented at the last port workshop
on January 29th, incorporating,
as appropriate, public comments
that were received.
The format of the workshop
will be an open house. Everyone
will be welcome to preview the
proposed development concepts,
talk with Port Authority members
and the consultants, and provide
Anyone wishing more infor-
mation regarding the workshop
should call Tommy Pitts, Port
Director, at (850) 229-5240 or
Debbie Scott-Queenin, Project
Manager at (561) 487-3673.
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James R. Heath, 33, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested Wednesday,
April 25th, at approximately 2:12
p.m. by Port St. Joe Police
Department Officer Ross Yowell.
Yowell observed the vehicle that
Heath was driving being driven in
an erratic manner and initiated a
Upon further .investigation
the officer determined that Heath
was operating a vehicle under the
influence. He was taken into cus-
tody and transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first appear-
Benjamin D. Gudger, 37, of
Apalachicola. was arrested
Saturday. April 28th, at approxi-
mately 4:35 p.m. by Officer Justin
Parrish on an active warrant for
retail theft. Gudger was taken
into custody without incident and
transported to the Gulf County
CRACK COCAINE BUST FRIDAY
George Lee Toby" Thomas III
was arrested Fnday afternoon in
the Highland 'view area after he
was surprised by law enforcement
officers dunng delivery of $500
worth of crack cocaine.
Gulf County Sheriffs
deputies and Port St. Joe Police
Department officers served a
search warrant at a residence on
Grouper Avenue. While at the res-
idence, the phone rang and
Sheriff McKeithen answered it.
The person on the other end, who
appeared to be a black male, stat-
ed he was 'on his way with the
package and he would settle up
when he got there in about an
After interviewing the subject
h\ling at the residence. officers
learned he was identified only as
"'Toby' and was bringing S500
% \orth of crack cocaine.
At that point, everyone left
the residence except three law
enforcement officers who
remained inside: when the caller
arrived with the drugs., they
, `intended to arrest him.
iA' Al ,,r waning approximately
one holir. a vehicle pulled up in
front of the residence and a black
male ot out and proceeded
toward the door. As the subject
walked in. someone from outside
yelled at him. He stopped, went to
where he waited, and was told
that the law had been there.
At that point, the subject
started back toward his vehicle.
When the officers edited the resi-
dence he began to run from the
residence. After jumping five
fences and running approximate-
ly three blocks, the suspect was
Officers also recovered the
crack cocaine which was thrown
aside by him dunng the foot pur-
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Thomas was apprehended
and charged with possession of
crack cocaine with intent to dis-
tribute and resisting arrest with-
Thomas was lodged in the
Gulf County Jail on a $50,000
FALSE REPORT CAUSED A
*Twenty-six year old Amanda
Willman, who resides at 215
Eighth Street in Port St. Joe, was
arrested Tuesday morning after
sending area law enforcement
officers in somewhat of a frenzy
for over an hour..
Willman reported she was sit-
ting in a vehicle on Atlantic Street
in Port St. Joe Beach when a
white male forced her out of the,
vehicle at gunpoint. Willman stat-
ed she was then dragged down
the road into a wooded area where
the male subject told her he was
going to kill her.
Willman stated that when a
friend started yelling for her, the
subject let her go and ran away.
Willman provided officers
with a description of the alleged'
suspect, .as well as, a .vehicle
deschption. All available officers
were called in to assist, as well as
suri-ouriding cities' and counties'
officers. Bay County was also
requested to sent their helicopter
to assist. in the search for the sus-
After an intense search of the
area. officers decided to question
Willman again. She was then told
that there was a security camera
in the parking lot where the inci-
dent reportedly happened, and
officers were going to view it for
additional clues. (There was no
At that point, Willman stated
that she had made up the story
because she couldn't get anyone
to listen to her. She had reported
to a bus driver earlier in the day
that a strange vehicle had been
watching her daughter at the bus
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$ 70.000- $465.71/mith
$ 90,000 = $598.77/mth
$110,000 = $731.83/mth
$130.000 = $864.89/mth
$150.000 = $997.95/mth
Willman was arrested and
charged with false reports to a law
Officers are currently con-
ducting a background investiga-
tion on Willman, who is from
Kentucky, to try and determine
what caused her to report such
Close Call For
Gulf Co. Deputies
Gulf County Deputy Vince
Everett responded to a flag-down
on the evening of April 26 where a
citizen reported a disturbance
between a couple on Old Dairy
Farm Road, just South of
When the deputy amved. he
saw a white male, later identified
as Timothy Joseph Lewis, squat-
ting behind a vehicle and a female
in the car crying. The female
advised the deputy that Lewis had
I The deputy saw a SKS semi-
automatic rifle lying by the car
where Lewis was, and when
stopped by deputy, several SKS
fully loaded clips were found.
Lewis fought the deputy and back
up was called by an unidentified
person passing by.
Back-upoflicers were in the
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A special thanks to R.D. and
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south end of the county, and off-.
duty officers were called in to
assist. Lewis continued to fight
the deputies until at last they
were able to apprehend him.
Lewis was arrested and trans-
ported to the Gulf County jail
where he was charged with aggra-
vated assault with a deadly
weapon to %wit, a firearm, depriv-
ing an officer of his means of pro-
tection; unlawful taking of an
officer's weapon; two counts of
aggravated batter on a law
enforcement officer; and two
counts of resisting an officer with
violence. Deputy Everett and Stg.
Forehand were taken to nearby
hospital and treated for several
injuries. Forehand sustained a
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During the month of May, the
Gulf County Health Department is
sponsoring a FREE clinic for men
who are 40 years of age and older.
The FREE clinic will include
PSA (prostate specific antigen)
testing. This is a blood test that
enables the early detection of can-
cer of the prostate gland.
A FREE cholesterol test, blood
pressure evaluation, and height
and weight will also be included.
The dates and times are
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Please call 227-1276 for your
appointment May 16 and May 30
from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. ET.
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treatment of cancer, hyperten-
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Registration for free
piano/music lessons will be held
on Saturday, May 5th at the First
Pentecostal Holiness Church,
located at 2001 Garrison Avenue
between the hours of 10:00 a.m.
and 12:00 noon.
These lessons are available to
all children and possibly some
adults depending on availability of
space. The instructor will deter-
mine the minimum age for each
student. His decision will be final.
Lessons will be on a first come,
first served basis.
Benefit Fish Fry WIG BoardTo Meet
'There will be a benefit fish fry
for Jason Weathers, a 14 year old
cancer victim, at the Dalkeith
Baptist Church on May 5.
Plates will be $5 each and
donations are accepted.
AARP Plans Picnic
The St.. Joseph Bay AARP
Chapter # 3425 had a pleasant
meeting in Apnl. Sally Gainous
had a very interesting program in
which she wore the type of clothes
from the Philippine Island, and
explained about items used there.
Her music kept toes tapping
to the tune while she danced.
The May 9th meeting will be a
picnic at the Beacon Hill Park. Bill
Williams from the Geri Care
Center will be cooking barbeque
ribs. AARP members should bring
a passing side dish of salad, veg-
etable, or dessert.
It will be more comfortable for
you if you can bring a folding
chair. Meet at the Senior Center at
12:30 ET. Car pooling and bus
service is available.
A tour of Geri- Care and
Physical Therapy is .planned., A
program and free blood pressure
check is also being planned. Rain
or shine the chapter: needs a
count, of if you didn't sign up at
the April meeting and plan to go,
please call 648-5853,'1eave a mes-
Some active' members have
not paid 2001 dues. Members are
urged to check their membership
cards for due dates. Dues may
still be paid.
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SOur city is embarking in the
Snew millennium with a new.
focus and unique challenges.
We need leadership with a vision
shape the changes which are
_, and to maintain Port St. Joe's
The Washington Improvement
Group board of directors and
membership will' meet on
Thursday, May 3, at 6:00 p.m. ET,
at the Wig Teeft Center.
All members are urged to
ECC Expresses Thanks
Emerald Coast Credit Union
would like to thank our team
members Jan Nobles and Gloria
Wood for a job well done for the
American Cancer Society, Relay
for Life. We appreciate all you
and 1997 by EPA and the City of
Port St. Joe.
McArdle said that no dioxin
was found during the -cooperative
study of the waters of St. Joseph
Bay and fish tissue samples. He
also said the city has been
required to test the effluent from
the city's wastewater treatment
plant for the past 10 years. and
that dioxin has never been found.
(2, 3, 7, 8 TCDD) Dioxin is
measured in parts per trillion and
considered to be a very dangerous
The out-parcel of property
owned by the St. Joe Company
was used as a .settling pond site
from 1938 (when the mill was.
built) until 1974 when the current'
wastewater treatment plant facili-
ties went on line.
St. Joe Timberland President
Clay Smallwood said the St. Joe
Company wanted to complete a
proper assessment of the mill site
as soon as possible. In fact, some
tesung has already taken place.
'We behleve that the most efff-
cient way to accomplish this goal
is for the two land owners, the St.
Joe Company and Stone
Container Corporation, to con-
duct a comprehensive environ-
mental investigation under the
direct supervision of the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection," he said.
The alternative is a govern-
ment-led study,, which, could
require a number of additional
Veterans' Office to
Close for Conference
The Veteran's Service, Office
will be closed May 7 through 11
while the service officer attends
the required annual training con-
Veterans needing assistance
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tractor who said the apron mater-
ial would be in place Thursday of
this week. On Friday the final
concrete cap would be poured.
There is other work left to be
completed on the ramp, dock, and
dredging portion of the contract.
Townsend Marine has recent-
ly completed a portion of the sea-
wall work at the project site.
Repair work to the pier or
gazebo located adjacent to the
boat launch canal will be bid out
over the next two weeks.
In Other Business
*The board unanimously
agreed to put summer sewer/
water, rates in place from May
through October of this year.
Residents must sign up for the
rates. The water/sewer usage for
the winter months will be aver-
aged. Residents who sign up for
service will pay. water only for
usage beyond the determined
*Port St. Joe Garden Club
president Zebe Schmitt extended
thanks to the city for. helping with
the beautification effort and
allowing the club to be included.
Club members also outlined good
and not-so-good areas of the city
photographed during a recent
From Page 1
years to complete and substantial
additional costs to the taxpayer.
This alternative would delay
indefinitely the redevelopment of
the site and whatever jobs might
be created there.
The two owners of the former
mill site and out-parcels are seek -
ing an agreement with the FDEP
to conduct an FDEP-supervised
."We are prepared to start
immediately. We are asking the
state agencies to allow us to pro-
ceed without delay," Smallwood
said. .. -.
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I humbly thank you for the opportunity to
have served as your City Commissioner, and
request your continued support on May 8th.
All voting will be conducted at the STAC
House located on Eighth Street.
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*Will hold a workshop on the
city's proposed flea market ordi-
nance Thursday afternoon, May
3rd, at 4:30 p.m.
*Agreed to ask the low bidder
-for the fire station repair project
to submit photos of similar work
*Decided to move forward
with bids for the CDBG grant
work to be done on stormwater
drainage in the Battles Street.
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Florida residents and moved to
Port St. Joe in 1995. Whaley says
that she and her husband were
driving through and fell in love
with the area. She believes that
Gulf County has much to offer
and is thrilled to be a part of the
Economic Development Council.
The Whaleys have four chil-
dren, George Atkins, III of Merritt
Island, Tracey Guffey of Sebring,
Sharyn Sapundjieff of Melbourne,
and James Whaley, Jr, of Fond
Du Lac, Wisconsin.
Whaley is busy setting up the
office and introducing herself to
the EDC Board members and to
the various governmental entities
in the county. She may be
reached at the EDC office at 229-
Words can never express how
much your prayers, visits,
thoughts, cards, calls, and flowers
were appreciated during the time
of Norman's surgery. We are so
thankful. May each of you be
Norman and Ellen Allemore,
Anna Belle Allemore, Ferrel and
Jan Allen, and Family
National Day of Prayer
ten. The theme for 2001, "One
Nation Under God," acknowledges
afresh the sovereignty of Almighty
God and our need to ask for His
guidance, corporately and individ-
ually. This theme was taken from
Psalm 33:12 which declares,
"Blessed is the nation whose God
is the Lord."
Grace Baptist Church will be
hosting a community-wide obser-
vance of the National Day of
Prayer on Thursday, May 3rd at
7:00 p.m. This will be a time that
all the believers of Port St. Joe can
Homecoming at Westside
The Westside Baptist Church
of Wewahitchka will be celebrating
homecoming on Sunday, May 6.
Sunday School will begin at 9:45
a.m., CT and the morning worship
service will start at 11:00 a.m.,
CT. This is also high attendance
day in Sunday school. There are
classes for all ages. Following the
morning services, they encourage
everyone to stay and enjoy a cov-
ered dish dinner in the fellowship
Former pastor, Reverend
Harold Williams, will be the guest
speaker at the morning' service.
His wife Pat will be bringing the
The Matron's Auxiliary of
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church will conduct a worship
service in observance of its 18th
Reverend Otis H. Walker of
Apalachicola will be the guest
minister.' Services will begin at
11:00 a.m., and the church is,
located at 259 Avenue D.
special music for the day.
If you are a former member of
Westside or do not have a church
home, you are invited to go and
worship at Westside Baptist
Church, located at 842 W. River
Road in Wewahitchka.
New Bethel A.M.E.
Church Host Revival
Revival services will be held at
New Bethel A.M.E. Church,
Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday, May 2 through 4, at 7:00
Reverend Carl Bailey of Mt.
Zion Baptist Church in
Apalachicola will be the evangelist
for these services. Reverend
Calvin Griffin, Sr. and the New
Bethel A.M.E. 'Church family
invite the entire community to go
out and be blessed. The church is
located at the corner of Avenue C
and Highway 98.
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First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School ... . . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship . . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service . . . 6:30 p.m.
W wednesday . . . . .. 7:00 p.m'.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
j First UnitedMethodist Church
S 111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional................................. 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary. ........:............ L... 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'
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
Discover God's Love!
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
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. JOHNf ADKINS, PASTOR
May 3rd will mark the 50th
anniversary of the National Day of
Prayer. In 1.952, when President
Harry Truman signed the con-
gressional resolution establishing
an annual day of prayer in the
nation, he encouraged citizens to
"beseech God to grant us wisdom
to know the course which we
should follow, and strength and
patience to pursue that course
Although 50 years have
. passed, President Truman's
exhortation has not been forgot-
Mi hael A. Guido
gather to pray for our nation,
community, schools, families, and
churches. Nursery will be pro-
vided for those up to three years
of age. Grace is located on the top
floor of the Capital City Bank
Please plan now to join them
for this exciting event. They are"
eagerly anticipating God's bless-
ings as His people seek His face.
New Harvest Fellowship will
be hosting its monthly gospel sing
on Sunday, .May 6, at 6:00 p.m.,
CT featuring "The Harmony Boys
Quartet," of Camilla, Georgia.
The church is located at 1336
Highway 22, approximately one
mile west. of Highway 71 in
Wewahitchka. The public is
invited to attend. For more infor-"
mation you may call 639-6754 or
51st Annual Kemp
Welcome. to the 51st Annual
Kemp Family Reunion which will
be held on May 6, Kemp Cemetery
Road, Wetappo Creek on Hwy. 22.
All family and friends are invited.
So grab your. covered dish and
come out and spend the day with
family and friends. Go on out and
remember the good ole days and
the ones yet to come. Food will be
served around 12:30 p.m.
The community of Kinard will
be, holding its homecoming on,
May 5 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at
the Kinard Community Center.
There will be entertainment
all day. Those wishing to attend
are asked to bring a well filled,
basket, tea and lawn chairs. Go
and enjoy the day with family and
Descendants of Elias and
Lucy Vaughn Branch are having a
family reunion on May 19th at the
Leroy Rogers Center, located at
315 West Second Street in Tifton,
The reunion is being hosted
by descendants of son, James
Thomas Branch and his wife
Rutha Sumner. Families included
are 'A.P. and Nancy Clements,
David and Millie Branch, Stephen
and Mary Crosby, Jesse and
Rachel Crummy, H.D. and Martha
The First Pentecostal Holiness
Church, located at 2001 Garrison
Avenue in Port St. Joe will be hav-
ing homecoming services this
Sunday, May 6, beginning at
Following the morning wor-
ship service there will be dinner
on the grounds. followed by enter-
tainment provided by the gospel
The public is invited to join
them for a 'day of celebrating
Jesus. good food. and fellowship.
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: email@example.com Web Site: www.forministry.com/32456hvbc
"If you need a ride to church call the church office and we'll picb you up."
Sunday School .;................ 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting ....7 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Youth/Children Activities ........ 7 p.m.
Discipleship Training ........... 6 p.m. Wednesday Choir Practice 8 p.m.
Sunday Evening Service ........... 7 p.m. PASTOR: REV.. JOHNNIE RAY BAILEY
A" Po-t of Victovy"
SFirst CI\ut'ch of Nke azaehee
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596 -- .... ,,.
Sunday School ...................... 10 a.m. Give ,'lto ike Lord tcle glory
Sunday Morning Worship ... ....... 11 a.m. due His noMe, worship tlie
Sunday Evening Worship ......... ... 6 p.m. Lord in tie beat' of olhainess.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29-2
SThe friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Reverend Kevin Carter, Pastor
Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor & Minister of Music
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Ys6d 0.^f Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
w0- io '0' Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Set'y Wednesday iPrayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m:
Please note, all limes central!
Located at 323 N 15th St Nleico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue 2
626 Second Street
4 ^ Wewahitchka
A Contemporary Church 639-5993
Serving 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.
e-School Is Now Open!
O'Quinn, Michael. and Susan
Branch and Elias, and Jr. and
If you are a descendant of one
of these families, please attend
the reunion. Bring covered dish
and genealogy related pictures
Civil War headstone for James
Thomas Branch to be held at
Hickory Springs at.10:30 a.m. For
more details call Shirley Branch
Fleming at 229-246-6327 or e-
Audrey Conner Haskin
Audrey Conner Haskin, 78, of
Oak Grover, passed away Sunday
morning, April 29, in Bay Medical
Center. A native of Jackson
County, she had been a resident
of Wewahitchka for 30 years
before moving to Port St. Joe in
the early 1980's. She was a retired
nurse, working for the Municipal
Hospital in Port St. Joe. Mrs.
Haskin was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe,
and had previously been an active
member of the Order of Eastern
Star and the Daughters of the
American Revolution. She was
preceded in death by her. hus-
bands, Bill Conner and Ed
Haskin, and her, daughter ary
Survivors include her brother,
Jack Morgan and wife Naomi of
Wewahitchka; two sisters, Nell
Morton and husband Jimmy of
Cleveland, Tennessee, and Louise
Morgan of Valdosta, Georgia; a
stepdaughter, Peggy Smith of
Tallahassee;and a number of
nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
Sunday Bible Study ............... .... .9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ......... 10:00 a,m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study ........... ...7:00 p.m. CT
s.= FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHUKtCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
"'e ," S* ,lA sixtteenl-, SlreAl
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. n L
Fellowship Time .... ,10:45 a.m.
Adult School ......... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School -o
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
SFirst Baptist Ch urch
JL 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
S Brent Vickery Buddy Caswell
1* F Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School . . . . . 9:45 am
Worship Service .................. 11:00 am
Disciple Training ................... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .................. 7:00 pm
ri-^- Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
Teaching the Truth of God's.Word
FAITjLBILI E CHURCH
801 gptfl Street Ponr Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, P" stor "
Sunday School ... .. .. .. .:. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday morning Service ..... ... .'11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evlh~g servicee ...l 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ae M meeting & Bible Study '7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN gC4OOL
Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School . . 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..... . 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice. 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
S. Choir Director
Youth & Children's Director,)
ce Baptist Churc
BUT Ts05E WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTH. THEY WILL SOAR ON
WINGS LIME EAGLE ... 15AIAH 40:51
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org
Here's a glass. It's filled with
I hit it. What splashes out?
Water. Why? Because water is
on the inside.
When you're hit by an unkind
word or a cruel deed, what
splashes out anger or love?
If your heart's filled with anger,
out will come anger. If it's filled
with love, out will come love.
Wouldn't you rather have the
love of God come out? Then you
must have the God of love in your
A girl was unjustly scolded, but
out came love. "What's the
secret?" asked a friend.
"Jesus fills my. heart," she
explained, "and everything comes
Does Jesus fill your heart?
Elias Branch Family Reunion
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus" .
I lltraltis,.0 0::
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL,9 THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001
at 2:00 p.m., CT Tuesday, May 1
at the First United Methodist
Church of Wewahitchka, con:
ducted by the Reverend Harry
Johnson. Interment followed in'
the family plot in Jehu Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter .Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Frances Lindsey Gay
Frances Lindsey Gay, 60, of
Port St. Joe, passed away
Wednesday, April 25th, at her
home following an extended ill-
ness. 'A native of Sumatra, she
was a long-time resident of Port
St. Joe, and grew up in
Wewahitchka. She was a graduate
of Wewahitchka High School, and
a retired secretary with St. Joe
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Sandra Gay Scott; one grand-
son, Travis Wright; and one.
granddaughter, Alexandra Scott,
all of Port St. Joe; one brother and
sister-in-law,, Hugh and Sondra'
Lindsey of Wewahitchka; her:
mother-in-law, Gracie Gay of Oak1
Grove; and two nephews and one;
niece. She is preceded in death by,
her parents, W.C. and Jeannette.
Lindsey, and her daughter._
A memorial service was held
at 11:00 a.m., ET on Friday, April
27,, at Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church, conducted by Reverend
David Fernandez. In lieu of flow-
ers, memorial contributions may'
be made to a favorite charity, Thei
American Cancer Society, or the'
Oak Grove Assembly of God,
All services were under the'
direction of the Conforter Funeral
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. MAY 3, 2001 PAGE 11A
Lady Gators Win District
To Host Regional Semi-Finals Thursday Night
Wewahitchka 5, Liberty Co. 1
Thursday. April 26th
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators, ranked #10 in Class 2A,
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got another solid pitching: perfor-
mance by Judith Husband and
played errorless defense in
Thursday night's 5-1 victory over
Liberty County in, the District 3-
2A championship game:.
'We got a good effort from all
the girls," said head coach
,Charles Fortner.' "Judith pitched
an outstanding game and we
played errorless ball in the field."
.Liberty County took the:first
lead of the'game, scoring on6e run
in the top ofthe"first inning. and
held it for two and a half innings.
The Lady Gators bats came
alive in the bottom of the third
inning. Brandi Sasser led off the
inning with a single to center field.
After. Kayla Rich fied out to right,
Lindsay Miller singled to left to
give We'wahitchka runners on first
and second. Clean-up batter.
Knstin Jones then hit a gapper to
right-center for a tnple. scoring
both Sasser and NMiller for a 2-1
Lady Gator lead. Jones then
scored on Judith Husband s sac-
rifice bunt to extend the lead to 3-
Wewahitchka added its final
two runs in the bottom of the
fourth. Kim McMillion led off the
inning with a walk.' advanced to
second on a passed ball, and then
to third on Laura Husband's bunt
single. Amanda Stnpling then laid
down a sacrifice bunt. scoring
McMillion from third and advanc-
ing Husband to second. Brandi
Sasser gave the Lady Gators run-
ners on first and third with one
out with her single to left. Kayla
drove in Husband on her ground
out to short to give Wewahitchka
125-3) a 5-1 lead.
1Knstin got the big hit to dnrve
in two runs, while Judith and
Amanda were able to put down
two good sacrifice bunts to score
runs," added Fortner.
Judith Husband (25-3) picked
up her 25th. win of the season,
allowing only one earned run on
five hits and one walk. She struck
out three batters in her seven
innings on the mound.
Brandi Sasser led the Lady
Gators at the plate, going two for
four with two singles. Kristin
Jones had a triple and two RBI,
while Lindsay Miller, Kim
McMillion and Laura Husband"
each added a single.
I'm very proud of this team."
concluded Coach Fortner.
The Lady Gators advance to
take on North Florida Christian in
Tuesday's regional quarterfinals.
LCHS 1 0 0 00 0 0- 1 5 2
WHS 003 200 x---5 7: 0
Wewahitchka 2. North Florida I
Tuesday. May 1st
The Lady Gators played fun-
damental softball Tuesday night.
laying down sacrifice bunts at the
right time to defeat North Florida
Christian 2-1 in the regional
quarterfinals. Wewahitchka, # 10
in Class 2A. improved to 26-3
overall on the season.
Wewahitchka took an early 1-
0 lead in the bottom of the second
inning. Christy Ward and
Kimberly McMillion led off the
inning with back-to-back walks.
Laura Husband then advanced
the runners to second and third
with a sacrifice bunt, which put
Ward in position to score the first
run of the game on a wild pitch.
Ward and McMillion also set
up the Lady Gators' final run in
the fourth. Ward led off with a
shot to left field for a single. Then
Jill Pippin, who was pinch run-
ning for Ward. stole second and
advanced to third on a passed
ball. McMiilion gave the Lady
Gators runners on first and third
with a walk. She also stole second
to put runners on second and
third with no outs. Two batters
later. Amanda Stnpling laid down
a sacrifice bunt- Pippin broke for
the plate on the throw to first, and
slid in safely to give Wewahitchka
a 2-0 lead.
The Lady Eagles scored their
only run of the game in the top of
the fifth inning on two Lady Gator
Judith Husband (26-3) had
another strong pitching perfor-
manc6. and made....srnge
ideensive plays on the .mound to
record the win for the Lady
Gators. She tossed a complete
game two-hitter allowing only one
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unearned run. and struck out
Christy Ward accounted for
the only Lady Gator hit, going one
for two with a single at the plate.
However. Wewahitchka battled at
the plate, drawing SL\ walks and
executing with runners in scoring
Defensively, the Lady Gators
were highlighted by the line play
of second baseman Brandi Sasser,
who made a few tough plays look
Christy Ward slides safely
into home to give Wewahithcka
a 1-0 lead against NFC.
Third baseman Kimberly
,McMillion (12) throws to first
for the out.
Laura Husband lays down a
sacrifice bunt in the Gators' 2-
' 1 win over North Florida
Lady Gators District 3-2A champs!
easy. Lindsay Miller lifted
Wewahitchka in the top of the sev-
enth, with a diving catch in shal-
low right field for the first out of
'it was a total team effort.'
said Coach Fortner. 'Judith
pitched another great game. and
we gave her good support on
Port St. Joe 6, Liberty Co. 10
Thursday, April 26th
The Liberty County Bulldogs
jumped out to an 8-0 lead, sconng
eimht runs in the bottom of the
first inning en route to a 10-6 vic-
tory over Port St. Joe in
Thursday's Distnet 3-2A champ-
ionship game. The Sharks nar-
rowed the game to an 8-4 margin
with three runs in the top of the
second inning and one in the
fourth, but the Bulldogs added
two runs of their own in the bot-
tom of the third to seal the win.
Adam Nixon gave up five
earned runs on four hits and two
walks in a third of an inning to
record the loss. Chris Knox
allowed four runs, one of them
earned, on three hits, three walks
and two hit batsmen in his two
and two-thirds innings of relief.
Matt Caswell, on the mound for
the first time in two seasons
because of arm trouble, pitched
three solid innings of relief.
Caswell struck out three batters
and gave up one hit.
Caswell was two for three with
ia sol6 ,t e'_i" ih tih e-h fifth '
inning ,- nd "Mitch Owens also
went two for three to lead the
Sharks (9-21) at the plate. Jacob
Tankersley and Bryce Thomas
each had a double, while Adam
Hamm, Matt Dailey, Brian Bizek
and Chad Haddock each added a
The Sharks advanced to take
on Tallahassee Maclay in
Tuesday's Regional Quarterfinals
PSJ 031 010 1 -6 10 5
LCHS8 02 000 x -10 8 2
Port St. Joe 0, Maclay 10
Tuesday, May 1st
The Sharks' 2001 season
came to an end Tuesday night, as
they were defeated 10-0 in five
innings by Maclay in the regional
quarterfinals. Port St. Joe fin-
ished the year with a 9-22 overall
Maclay jumped on the Sharks
early, scoring three runs in the
bottom of the first inning and one
in the second to take a 4-0 lead.
They then added five runs in the
fourth, and one in the fifth to put
Saturday, May 5, 2001 Hide-a-way Harbor Marina
Snapperfest 2001 Open to the Public
FRIDAY, MAY 4 Snapperfest Tournament Captains' Meeting
6:00 p.m., CST: Hide-a-way Harbor Marino
S. Tournament open to MBARA members
Membership sign-up $35
Join the MBARA todoy'
S Trophies and valuable prizes
Opticiol $25 per boot Calcutto winner takes all
SATURDAY, MAY 5
7:00 a.m., CST-
SATURDAY, MAY 5
12:00 p.m., CST
SATURDAY, MAY 5
5:00 p.m., CST
SATURDAY, MAY 5;
6:00 p.m., CST
* Shotgun Stoart for Snopperfest 2001 red
snapper fishing tournament for MBAAA members
Mexico Beach Pier
* Tournament welgh-in
Mexico Beach Canal Park
Jerry Erwin Welghmaster
* Silent Auction Fundralser Hideaway Harbor Marina
* Silent Auction fundraiser ends
* BBQ Dinners Pork and Chicken Plates
$1.0 per person donation. Beverages Included.
,; Hide-a-way Harbor Marina
* Silent Auction fundraiser ends
* Presentbtlon of tournament awards and prizes
Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association
defense. Good game for fans. but
not coaches and players.'
Wewahitchka will host Jay. a
5- 1 winner over Sneads. Thursday
night at 7:30 CT in the regional
NFC 000 0 10 0-1 20
WHS 010 100 x-2 1 2
the mercy rule in effect.
Adam Hamm suffered the loss
on the mound for the Sharks.
At the plate, Mike Manley led
Port St. Joe with two of the team's
PSJ 000 00 -0 3 4
MHS 310 51
-10 8 1
Caswell pitched two solid
innings in relief.
Could You Help Me?
"Lorna," along with others at
the humane society. isin need of a
At present the humane soci-
ety has "Lorna," a four month old
chocolate lab: -Belle and .Star".
three month old female chocolate
labs; two akita mixed dogs; two
female lab/spaniel mix dogs,
which the humane society will pay
for spaying: three large black male
labs: a female collie named "Miss
Lone:" a female golden chow mix
named 'Shellie:" one small yellow
chow mLx; "Freddy," a bulldog
mix: "Major," a large white and
black male bulldog; two puppies
from small dogs:. "Bill and
Hillary," two short legged, basset
bodied dogs about three months
old: "Prissy." a collie/shepherd
mix: one siamese cat nursing four
kittens; one calico cat nursing
three kittens; another calico cat
nursing four kittens; one female
tabby nearly grown; three tabby
kittens: and two orange kittens
five weeks old. .
For more information, you:
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humanie Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
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You would probably be surprised at how many prescriptions we
still get that require intricate compounding. We welcome these prescrip-
tions for they give us the opportunity to exercise the professional skills we
learned in school.
For these "special" prescriptions we maintain in top condition very
accurate weighing and measuring equipment. We also keep a complete
stock of these drugs and chemicals that might be called for in a multiple
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Quality Pharmacy Service Since 1951
202 Monument Ave. (Hwy, 98) Port St. Joe
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*Magazines -Toys *Russell Stover Candies *Carlton Cards
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Class of '56 Reunion
The Port St. Joe Class of 1956
will be celebrating its '45th
reunion on May 4th through 9th
at the Gibson Cottage. located at
7001 Highway 98 on St. Joe
Friends who wish to visit are
encouraged to join them
Saturday afternoon, May 5th.
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5 lb. Ground Beef 5 lb. Cube Steak
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Shark Track and Field Wins
With their best performance
to date the Port St. Joe boys' track
team journeyed to Tallahassee for
the Region 1-A championships
and came home regional champs.
Early in the meet the Sharks let
everyone know they came to win,
with Travis Woullard winning' the |
discus and Tremaine Lewis finish-.
ing second, ,,and then Travis and
Tremaine repeating their perfor-
mance in the shot-put with a one-'
The Sharks took the lead and
never looked back. The tracksters,
continued their season long dom-
ination of the field events with
Steve Gaddis winning the pole,
vault, and Josh Todd finishing
fourth. Kyron Bailey finished see-'
and in both the high jump and.
triple jump. At the conclusion of
the sixfield events, the field event
team had accumulated 69
points-,a total that would be sur-
passed for the entire meet by only,
1 two of the other 25 teams compet-
ing with 10 running events yet to
The .running preliminaries
-saw the Sharks at their best, as
they won each heat they were
involved in; a sign of things to
come. Highlighting the running
finals for the Sharks was Reggfip
Quinn, who won all three sprint
for the state finals. Now we make
the long trip to South, Florida,
where we will once again meet
Maclay, and also, Upperroom
Christian, the pre-meet favorite. I
told the kids that as incredible as
it sounded, it was going to take
Region 1-A champs
. state bound!!
100 points to win the State
Championship. We, have an
opportunity. to be a part of the
greatest track meet in Class A
Florida history, and Reggie has a
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Seneca Chambers helped the
4x100 and 4x400 meter relay
teams to first place finishes.
finals with school records in the'
100 and 200; then a state leading
time in the 400 meters. Not to be
out done. the relay teams of
Jerrell Showers, John Watkins,
Josh Watkins arid Seneca
Chambers won both the 4x100
relay and the 4x400 relay with top
times going into the state champi-
onships this weekend in Coral
You have to be happy for our'
sprint team. They have worked
hard from day one and have made
incredible gains and improve-
ments the last five weeks. Reggie
has become the best sprinter in
school history. but even more
unbelievable he fact that our
relay teams are also state leaders
and running nght at the school
records, without Reggie running,
on the relays," said Coach Vernon
Other running scores :came
from Seneca, who finished second
in the 200 meters for the second
best time in school history. John
Watkins finished third in the 400'
meters with the fourth best time
in the state,, and Chns Hendricks
place fifth in, the 3200 meters with
a personal best.
\Ve go into the state champi-
onships in Coral Springs perform-,
ing at a very high level. At region-
als, we defeated the defending
state champs from Maclay by 10
points and qualified a great group
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Stephen Gaddis clears 'the
bar enroute to a first place finish
in the pole vault in Thursday's
Region I championships.
Belin Named To..
Bonnie Belin. 'a senior at Port
St. :Joe High School. has been
selected to the 2001 FHSAA.
Academic All-State Team. Bonnie
is one of twenty-four (12 boys and
12 girls) student athletes selected
for this honor.
As- a member of the FHSAA
Academic All-State Team, Bonnie
will receive, a $500 cash award
and a commemorative medallion.
She also is eligible for the 2001
FHSAA Female Scholar-Athlete of
the Year Award, which will, be
announced during the Seventh
Annual FHSAA Academic All-
State Awards Banquet at 7 p.m.
Friday. June 15th at the
Wyndham Westshore Hotel in
Tampa. That award, which is the
highest honor the association can
bestow on a female student-ath-
lete, carries with it an additional
$2,500 cash award and an attrac-
Bonnie lettered in volleyball,
girls' basketball and softball this
season for the Lady Sharks. She
has signed with Troy State
University, where she will play
softball and study pre-medicine.
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meeting on Tuesday, May 8th, at
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at 401 Reid Avenue in Port St.
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chance to win the 100, 200 and
400- a feat never accomplished
in Florida state track. No Class A
school has ever scored 100 points
in a state championship, yet there
are three teams capable of doing
just that. I can't wait for the com-
petition to begin," concluded
The Class A championships
begin at 12:30 on Friday with the
field events and running prelimi-
naries starting the show. The run-
ning finals begin at 7:00.
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by: Paula Clark
She waltzed into our lives like
a fresh cool breeze from the north.
Southern born and raised, she felt
a call to come south again for a
"vacation." She arrived Sunday
night after a two-day drive.
Monday, all three of us worked a
full day sorting, moving, cleaning,
and preparing hei work area. She
was going to bend neon on the old
Port Theatre's stage
We found her on the internet.
After buying neon equipment to
bend and bombard glass, we
spent two months moving,
arranging, and installing. Every
spare minute was claimed by
neon. I began to dream of break-
ing neon glass! One day of work-
ing -with the equipment was
enough to convince Wade that he
wanted an expert for the job (or
needed training). We researched.
schooling a little bit and decided it
was not an option for us due to
our current schedules (sometimes
50+ hour weeks).
it occurred to us that a neon
school might be a good place to
look for someone who could
restore the neon. Also, a school
would know someone looking to
buy their own equipment. I wrote
letters to every neon bending
school I could find on the net.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001 PAGE 1B
of Progress Brings Light to the Port Theatre
Wade made calls. We researched
theatre restorations. Months later,
we still hadn't found the right sit-
uation. We had been told our
equipment ought to be worth a
fair bit more than we paid for it.
Being patient, we kept trying. I
found a company called Savage
Neon on the net. The sign on the
website was impressive: it looked
like a medical sign of the human
body with elegantly real-looking
muscles. I sent an e-mail of
inquiry, explaining our situation
and describing our equipment as
best I could.
One day, an e-mail blipped
onto my screen! A cheerful, light-
hearted answer and inquiry. All
told, there were probably 50 e-
nmails back and forth. Questions
about electrodes, colors, sizes,
conditions of various parts of the
marquis, paint, timing, schedules,
goals, hopes, descriptions of the
equipment, size of glass and more
flew back and forth.
It was decided that due to one
previous postponement (in
December), we would proceed in
spite of the fact that we were
behind in our preparations. I was
embarrassed that we weren't
more prepared. Our first day of'
working together, I was thankful
that Haley had vision! We had
intended to get her work area
more workable BEFORE her
arrival. It had been two years
since Wade had used the equip-
ment (for one day) and it wasn't
the most desirable spot to unveil
and offer as a workspace. Wade
was just getting over bronchitis,
so he hadn't had a chance to com-
plete his planned preparations,
and I had absolutely no clue
where to start or what to do!
Even more embarrassing, we
discovered that first day that we
had hauled and stored a dump-
ster full of neon glass that was
"trash". Perhaps if Wade had pur-
sued the art, he might have used
,some of it for "practice" glass.
However, that first day we mostly
spent cleaning out unuseable
glass to make room to work. Wade
compressed and crushed and I
wondered if the City could even
pick up the dumpster to empty it!
Once again the City impressed me
with their ability to haul off an
What a relief to free up more
space on the stage! By late
Paula Clark, Haley, and Wade Clark are shown in front of the
newly lit neon lights of the Port Theatre.
Tuesday, Haley was bending
glass. By Wednesday, we had our
first load (6 individual signs that
included the letters to spell
THAT of THEATRE) ready to
drive to Panama City to get them
We had originally intended to
bombard (fill) on site but due to
the electrical installation that
would be required, and the time
involved in the entire project, it
made more sense to pay someone
in Panama City to fill the tubes
with neon. What a thrill to see the
THEAT lit up in Jim's shop on
Thursday! At the same time, I
delivered the RE of THEATRE and
PORT for bombarding. All week,
Haley and Wade drew :various
drawings, climbing up and down
ladders, measuring, consulting,
checking. Their goal? To make the
signs as close to the original as
possible. We had previously prior-
ity mailed pieces from the mar-
quis to Haley before her trip down
so she could test for color and see
parts of the original. She brought
supplies, a cheerful attitude and a
strong work ethic.
When we took Haley's glass
letters to Panama City, they drew
admiration for their precision and
quality. I had felt peace all along
about our decision to. work
and pick up glass. On Saturday,
Haley started at 7:30 a.m. and
worked until after 10 p.m. She
was up again Sunday morning
early to complete two small neon
signs for our twins who are grad-
uating this weekend from FAMU.
In the time Haley was here,
she fixed us lunch, walked our
dog, and was willing to help when
and where needed. She made an
easy houseguest Her proclama-
tion that she was "low mainte-
nance" was correct. It was fun! We
felt an easy friendship in the pro-
ject and had a tough time sending
her on her way. Along the way,
she even found folks who tried to
talk her into coming back to live!
Wade had the idea that she could
develop a specialty of restoring
theatre neon. I can't wait to see all
her beautiful signs lit upl
Wade has a lot of painting and
additional preparation to go.
Lighting up the PORT sign was an
accomplishment, though he still
needs to do some work to make
even that installation permanent.
Wiring, repair, and additional
paint are in the plans. Our first
quote for restoring the marquis
came in at $10,000 3 years ago for
minimal and $30,000 for maximal
(including reader board and addi-
tional signage). We will have it fin-
Haley shapes glass tubing into the proper shape to form letters:
together, but it was great confir-
mation to hear someone in the
business affirm her excellence in
ability! I .thought, ilokinig at her
finished work, her glass bending
looked precise, clean and neat.
Wonderfully, she liked the equip-
ment. Amlazingly, she wasn't get-
tihg the equipment for herself.
She gave of her time to relight our
town so that she could bring the
equipment home to a friend who
would use it in the basement for
home neon hobby bending. I think
she also liked the idea of being
involved in our project! She
spends most :of her time teaching
and doesn't have time to involve
herself in larger projects very
Haley worked fairly long
hours all week. We' helped any
way we could, though my way to
help was to fill in for Wade and
make two trips to PC to deliver
ished for less than that amount,
with a lot of labor thrown in for
It was SO worth it this week-
end, though. We sat across the
street and just looked at it. It has
been fun to watch, people's reac-
tions to seeing it alive again.
PORT: I. think of a lot of things
about that word. That was the
most'important word to me to see
restored and it was tip and lit
before Haley returned home.
Haley climbed up and helped
Wade install it. Her vision and our
vision for the building merged and
we were all rewarded with a feel-
ing of success and accomplish-
From the day we have
"owned" the building, if has felt
somewhat like it has actually
"owned" ius. Now, though, it is
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PrllW 9rl i' .Ta PT ..our,, T T-HURSAY. MAY-3.-200
From the Principal of
by Dr. Bill Truby
On Monday morning in the
WHS Commons, the newest mem-
bers of the National Honor Society
were inducted in a special cere-
mony. The following students
have been duly recognized for
their accomplishments in
Scholarship, Leadership, Charac-
ter, and Service: Abbie Harris,
Kimberly McMillion, Judith
Husband, Jana Traylor, Matt
Kramer, Laura Spivey, Cortne
Hoover, Clark Cutchin, Sarah
Grimes, Sean Kerrigan, Meagan
Morris, Jessica Breman, Monique
Adkins, Angela Padgett, and
Jonathon Thomas. You deserve,
the recognition. Keep up the
Speaking of excellence,
Monday evening was a very spe-
cial time as& we held our annual
"Banquet of Academic Excel-
lence." Teachers and advisors
recognized the outstanding stu-
dents in practically all 'subject
areas. In addition, all students in
the high school who had a 3.25
GPA for this year and did not have
over 1 Level One Discipline refer-
ence and all junior high students
with all A's and B's were also in
attendance, A great meal was
served and many smiles were
observed throughout the festivi-
ties. The Opportunity Center han-
dled all the arrangements for the
banquet and is to be congratulat-
ed for,a.great showing.
The Academic Team went to
Walt Disney World for a major
competition last week Represent-
ing WHS were Ashley Padgett,
'Kim Gaskin. David Ortiz, and
Rosanna Ensley.' ".
The eighth graders went to
Sea World on April 27th in order
to participate in a Grad Night cel-
ebration of their own. Everyone
enjoyed the festivities.
The Talent Show is scheduled
for May 3rd. Students will enter-
tain an audience of their peers at
about 9:45 a.m. in The Commons..
Funds raised from this activity
will go to the Junior High
"I Never Saw a Butterfly" by
the Eckerd Theater Company was
presented this past Tuesday 'to
grades six through 12. This play
is about the- tragedy of. the
Holocaust and" the. victory 'of the
human spirit. The acting was
superb.and the lessons, were there
for us to grasp. It was a rewarding
We-are sending a large contin-
gent to the state track meet later
this week as many' athletes made
Great showings at the regional
meet in Tallahassee last week...
Good luck, Gators! The girls' soft-
ball team won their district .last
week with a couple of convincing
victories. They continue their trek
towards a state crown by playing
Tuesday night at home at 7:30
.p.m. (CT) against North Florida'
'Christian. If they continue to win,
: they will play Thursday night and
Saturday night at home, all at
S730 p.m. Their record is now 25-
3. Meanwhile the baseball team
ended. its season last Tuesday
with a disappointing loss to PSJ
'in the district tournament. We
. thank the team for a very enter-
taining and hard-fought season.
Their final record was a com-
TGIF .was last Friday.:
Tallahassee Pride, a group of
young people who present a mes-
sage of non-violence, no drugs or
alcohol, and abstinence, was out-
standing. They sang, danced, and
acted out scenes that. made their
point crystal clear. What a treat!
As a result of a grant, the
10th grade is traveling to many
places of educational interest.
Mr. Rich is taking the biology
classes to Gulf World this week.
Other events for May include:
State History Fair 3rd through
5th; the band trip is 3rd through
6th; seventh and eighth graders
Sto Cape San Bias on May 4; boys'
' basketball banquet on May 7th;
seventh 'grade to Tallahassee ohn
May 9th and, the eighth grade to
Marianna on'May 9th; seventh
and eighth to Wakulla Springs on
the 16th; seventh and eighth to
T.L. James on the 25th; the senior
trip is 10th 12th; senior exams
Share on 16th and 17th; spring foot-
ball game is on 17th; band ban-
quet is the 18th; senior breakfast
is the 18th; baccalaureate is the
20th; 6th'.grade reception is at
WHS on the 24th; .our graduation
is on the 26th. The last day for
students is the 28th with a 12:00
dismissal. Final Exams for grades
nine through 11 will be on May
25th and 28th.
Registration for next year's
classes and courses took place
this week. If you' did not get a
chance to register, please contact
our guidance office to make an
We have had a lot of good
meetings lately that have focused
in on changes for next year. We
will be reporting all of the infor-
mation in the near future. Be on
the lookout for newsletters that
will be sent home with report
cards and during the summer
We raised a few dollars doing
the Labels; for Education with
Campbell's. If you are collecting
them for us, thanks. Every dollar
helps in some way to improve the
education and the opportunities
for our students.
grams and ,FSU :Marine
Laboratory present Family Day at
the FSU MNarine Lab in Turkey
Point-at' the intersection, of
Highways 98 and 319 between
Carrabelle and Panacea. The date
is May 12th and it runs from
10:00 until 3:00. There is no
WHS is looking for students
who. might be Sports Information
Directors. Please contact Dr.
Truby if you have' an interest in
this important and growing
aspect of our school. Tranifiglis
required. Workshops will be pro-
vided very early in the school year
PAEC has .provided some
good information for parents of
teens. For example, how do you
reduce the risk of drug use? The
answer they provide is':4-fold,. 1.)
Know where your teen is, 2.) Keep
track of peer pressure, 3.) Enforce
important rules, and 4.) Spend*
time with your teen. If you have a
question about this. please call
the school, WE will be glad to fur-
ther help on this important mat-
Strategies for Parents.,
S'Grandparents and other Family
Prevention of teen pregnancy
is a complex issue. -There are
many different perspectives and
approaches to the problem. The
Gulf County. Teen 'Pregnancy
Prevention Task Force invites you
to take a leadership role in work-
ing with. others in the community
by observing Gulf County's Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Awareness
Week, May 12 through May 19.
Below are a few ideas on how
you can participate in Teen
Pregnancy 'Prevention Awareness
,* 'Attend' the ..Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Task Force Meeting
at Wewahitchka High School on
May 16th. For details call Jill
Jones (ext. 126) or Regfiia
.Washabaugh ,(ext. 123) at 227-
Set aside time each day to talk
with your child about their day.
* Be a positive role model for.
Make home a place where your
child .is' safe, loved and nur-
tured and where there is
mutual respect and enjoyment.
* Learn to be an "askable" adult
who' will .accept all questions
and answer honestly.
Watch television and listen to
your child's music together to
explain and interpret behavior
according to your standards
Supervise "surfing" on the web.
Know who your child's friends
are and keep up with where
they go and what they're doing.
Log onto the National
Campaign to Prevent Teen
Pregnancy website at www.teen
Pictured above are: (kneeling, 1 to r): Kiara Fenn. Jasmine
Fennell, Trevor Seay, Sam ElImer and Bryce Nelson; (back, .1 to
r): Arementrics Williams, Devin Guillot, Jonathan Desrosier,
Justin Downum, Ashton Norris, Dalton! Richter, Olivia
Lamberson, Justice Keller, Matthew Wright, Alexa Protsman,
Steven Fennell, Addle Little, Daishaun Henry and Blake Barnes.
Keller Visits 5th Grade Class
Port St. Joe Elementary School on
Thursday, April 26th. He talked
with the class about the Judicial
Branch of the government and
Justice Keller showed the
class his website on the internet
and then the students asked
many questions of Justice Keller.
Port St. Joe Elementary School
will be having other guest speak-
ers during Career Week (May 7
through 11). ,
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Kentucky Supreme Court
Justice James F. Keller visited
Mrs. Elkins' fifth grade class at
.- PORT ST. JOE
Mr. Wilder would like to rec-
ognize the following students for
their outstanding behavior and
super citizenship. Beth Black-
mon, Amanda Shanaha, Crystal
Bailey, and Meagen Langley.
Our annual Career Week will
be held May 7-11. Parents, com-
"munity and business people will-
talk to our students about their
job and the training/education
We are collecting pennies to
be donated to the Gulf County
Scholarship Program. Any stu-
dent that graduates from Port St.
Joe High School and attends col-
lege or vo-tech school is eligible
for this .scholarship.
The Gold Card lunch will be
held on Tuesday, May 8. ,
Celebrity Readers Week
"Celebrity Readers" week will
be observed in ouf school tihe
week of May 14-18. Community
leaders hate been limited to come
to our library media center to read
By: Gavin Vicker ,
"NewS COlmn .Conigrt11uationsq to the' con-
I olpertnband or winning first place
Faith Christian School at the USA Music Festival at
Universal Studios in Orlando.
Congratulations to Michelle
Th has been a Week of Perrin and Becky Schell, seventh
Prayerisat Faith Christian. grade students of the week.
Actawties have included group Any girls interested in going,
prayer each morning in the audi- .to softball camp this summer
.torium, reaching out into the please see Miss Kelley. '
street and into the community Congratulations to doey"
prayer on the sidewalks, a chain Shearer. winner of 'the
of prayer requests by thde stut- : Sportsman's Club sling-shot
dents, and climaxng on Thursday .turkey shoot. First runner-up
with a program of intercession, was Kyle Pickett. Good job sports-
praise and thanksgiving by the men..,
entire student body. : The National Jr. Beta Club
The program coincides with Induction Ceremony will be held,
the National Day of Prayer. May 3. on May 17th in the gym at 9:30.
Each class will participate with a.m. The candidates to be induct-
pledges, songs, scripture, poetry ed are: Sam Cox, Brittany Kropp,
and testimonies about our Carmen 'Hill, Zeke .Stevens.
beloved country. The motto this Ashley Hopper Warren Floyd,.
year is from Psalm 33:12. Jason Price, Angelica.Driesbach,
"Blessed is the nation whose God Jimmy Curry, Jimmy Alford, Mica,
is the LORD.. ." The program will Ashcraft. Amy Brockman, Nicole
begin at 8:15 a.m., and guests are Ford, Kevin Quaranta. Courtney
welcne. Craft, Tom Boone, and Louisiana
Pleaseome o '; Chapman. Great job students..
visitation this next f kindergarten If you were absent Thursday
through I1i. Classes leek e May 7 for "Take Your Daughter to Work
to visitors every day from 9:00 Day" you need to bring a note to
t eda f, the office to get your planner
a.m. until 9.30 a.m. each day. but the office to get your planer
If you cannot come during that stamped.
time. please call the office for an
We encourage early registra-
tion in the kindergarten classes
because they are limited in size!
We would also like to have all our
students register for next year so
that we can better.plan and order
'Everyone had a great time at
the Spring Carnival. This is a fun
evening each spring for families
and the younger, children. This.
year the older students had a
blast taping Dr. Taylor to the wall.
Our thanks to all that assisted in
making the carnival a success.
Students in K-5 through
grade eight have completed their
achievement tests and the results
are expected the week that school
is out. Please check with the office
to obtain your child's scores, and
don't forget to register your stu-
dent for next year;
Please send baby pictures,
individual pictures, or group pic-
tures of your graduates to Kathy
Thomas at the Port St. Joe High
Also notarized permission
slips along with $10 'are due
The next meeting will be May
7 at 6:00 p.m. at the High School.
Remember to bring your
'Pennies for Patients" to put in
ypur class bucket. These funds go
to the Leukemia Society for
research & patient assistance.
PSJM was. a top fundraiser for
this cause .last year. We can top
last year's totals!
Eighth graders, remember to,
finish your project for; Mrs.
Williams. .This, project 'is. very
"Important to your grade :
That's all for now. Goodbye
Coalition to Meet
The Gulf County School
Readiness Coalition will 'be meet-
ing on May 8, at 1:00 p.m., CT, at
'the Gulf Coast Electric Co-Op
Board Room, located at 722 West
Highway 22 in Wewahitchka.
The agenda will include a
financial report, partnership
board report, coalition training
needs committee report, and
nominating committee 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 to the
public and interested citizens are
invited to attend.
WES is quite fortunate to
have Ms. Ann Morris oin its
health services team. Ann, the,
Daughter of Bobby and Betty.
Rish. is ohe of Wewahitchka's
own. Ann graduated from WHS
and went on to earn her LPN
'degree at Chipola Junior College:
in 1975. She 'earned her RN
degree in 199.2 from Regents
College. Ann brings extensive
experience to her new role having
worked at W\ewahitchka Medical
Center *and with local doctor,
Ann has two children in our
school system, Megan: and
Robbie, and she understands the
'health issues affecting our stu-'
'dents. Her goal as school health
nurse is to keep our children
healthy and .to reduce absen-
teeism due to illness.
Ann's chosen profession is.a
fitting one. Her' nurturing and
caring nature make it easy for her
to set patients at ease.' She has a
generous soul and a warm heart,
both essential to effective nurs-
ing. This I cali attest to personal-
ly. Several. years ago, when my
children were. quite small, Kaleb
burned his arm quite badly late
one evening.' Nurse Ann came to
the rescue, expertly treated and
bandaged the arm," and soothed
the rattled nerves of a panicked
mother. Certainly, all WHS par-
ents can rest 'easier knowing that
Nurse Ann is on the job! Welcome
to the Warrior Family.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
May'7 May 11, 2001
MONDAY-grilled chicken patty
on rice, celery sticks, peanut butter
cup, applesauce, graham crackers,
milk, or chef's salad meal.
roni, greens, pears in Jello,
roll/jelly, milk, or chef's salad
hash brown patty, carrot sticks,
fresh orange, vanilla pudding,
milk, or chef's salad meal
THURSDAY-beef stew, tossed
salad, peaches, roll/jelly, milk, or
chef's salad meal.
FRIDAY-cheese pizza, tossed
salad/dressing,, pears, bread
sticks, and milk or chef's salad
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
a story to a class and tell how
important reading isj.to them in,
This is not only an event that
everyone looks forward to with,
great anticipation, but it has been.
a tremendous means of helping
our students grow to love the lan.-
guage of inherent literature. This.
exciting program bolsters self-.
concepts as our youngsters bask,
in special attention from these
S"Celebrity Readers" who so kindly:
give their time to participate.
The celebrities may .bring a
favorite story to read-maybe a
tried and true favorite that has
been popular for generations or
choose from titles available in our
library. We would like to thank
the "Celebrity Readers" in
advance for making this-week 'a
really special event in our library
John Harms II, famous
Florida author, will be in our.
school on May 18th to do two pre-'
sentations. 'You may purchase:
any of his books in: 'our library,
prior to his visit, and he will sign'
them while he is here.
5th Grade Orientation
Port St. Joe Middle School
. Guidance Counselor, Juanise
Williams. will be at our school on
Tuesday, May 15 to meet with our
1ifth graders. Our fifth graders will
visit Port St. Joe Middle School on
Tuesday, May 22 at 8:30 for ori-
Awards Day for kindergarten
through fourth grade. will be held
on Thursday. May 24 at 8:30 in
SFifth j q.e.Graduation
Fifth grade graduation and
awards ceremony will be held on
Thursday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Students last day of school is
Monday, May 28.. School begins
again on August 8.
..The Library's Summer
Program for Children kinder-
garten through fifth grade will be
held on Tuiesdays and run from
June 19th .until July 24th. This;
year's theme will'be, "Start at thel
Library, Go Anywhere."
Programs are free; and will
last two'" hours. Activities will'
include games, crafts and story-;
times. Refreshments will 'be'
served. Both the Port St. Joe and'
Wewahitchka branches will be.
participating. 'Contact your local
branch for program times and the,
theme of the week. This will be ae
great summer activity for the kids.'
Pre-school story time for chil-,
dreni ages three to five is held on.
Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Port
St. Joe Branch. The program will
continue throughout the summer;,
'however,: there will be no. story-!
time during May.. Refreshments
are served.' This.is a wonderful
introduction to the library for thd
: little ones and a great mid-day
break for moms.
Want to learn to read?
Working on your GED? Returning
to school and need to brush up on
your language or math skills for a
college placement exam? The
Adult Literacy Program at the
library is just what you need.
Contact your local branch for
The Friends of the Gulf
County Public Libraries Inc. is
looking for members who want to
be active in the organization,
whose purpose is to support the
library and its activities.
Members who would be will-
ing to chair or serve on commit-
tees for the used book sale,
programs, youth involvement, etc.
or volunteer to work in the library
are desperately needed.
The Friends meet the first
Monday of the month at 5:30
p.m., ET., at the Port St. Joe
Branch of the library. The next
meeting will be held on May 7th.
Refreshments will be served and
your participation is vital. You are
asked to please mark your calen-
dars and attend.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001 PAGE 3B
SGA Students Attend Anual Convention
Recently, several members of
Port St. Joe High School's student
government attended the annual
Florida Association of Student
Councils' convention in Wdst Palm
Beach. Representing PSJHS were
Susan Ellmer, John Patrick Floyd,
Katie Geoghagan, Rachel Geog-
hagan, Maclain Howse, All
McKeithen, Carla Money,
Kimberly Pickett and their advi-
sor, Rodney Herring.
This year's conference hosted
600 students from 150 Florida
schools of every size and descrip-
tion, from Key West to Pensacola.
Every year, all delegates par-
ticipate in a community service
project and this convention spon-
sored a "Read to Lead" program
where each student attending the
convention donated a children's
book for a local school classroom.
Delegates were bused to schools
all over Palm Beach County where
they read to and mentored ele-
One of the sessions of the
convention featured the consider-
ation of resolutions that.had been
approved within each of the
state's six student council dis-
q) tricts. District One offered a reso-
ltion that had been drafted by
Port St. Joe High School, which
Would limit participation by pri-
vate schools in post-season ath-,
letic competition. John-Patrick
Floyd read the resolution and led
the pro discussion during ,the
debate. While the con forces were
well organized and prepared.
Floyd did a masterful job of coun-
tering their arguments and .the
measure was ultimately approved
by a narrow margin. Theoretically,
the resolutions go from the con-
vention to the Florida legislature.
Workshops were presented by
schools from all over the state,
and the St. Joe delegation picked
up numerous ideas to implement
during its next school year.
Not everything was work,
however. The student council
members were inspired by a num-
ber of motivational and informa-
tive speeches. They were moved
by an ensemble of handicapped
students, which used music and
sign language to deliver a power-'
ful message. Highlighting an
evening of activities at Santaluces
High. School, the delegates were
entertained by a renowned hypno-
tist, who used his powers to per-
suade a large number of the
delegates to fill a gymnasium with
During their final night, the
Port St. Joe High School delega-
,tion attended a banquet, heard
from the speech contest winners,
and helped recognize the new dis-
trict and state officers. Katie
Geoghagan and Maclain Howse
took part in a candle-lighting cer-
emony where all of the past offi-
cers extinguished their candles
after passing the, torch to their
successors. Katie and Maclain will
be, co-presiden,ts of District One
for the 2001-2002 school year.
After a long bus ride home,
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the students were' welcomed back
by.their families and glad to be
back in Port St. Joe. During the'
ride home, they compared notes ':
and listed those items which they
hope to able to implement in their
own school. The Florida
Association of Student Councils'
convention was a great learning ','
experience for all those attending .
and represents a solid investment
for the future, of Port St. Joe High
School. Newly elected student
government president. Kimberly
.Pickett, informed the group that
sessions will be planned during
the upcoming summer months
and that plans are already under-
way to organize homecoming
events and the SASC Conference
NPSJ Youth Initiative
The North Port St. Joe Youth
Initiative in partnership with the
AFCA will sponsor a community
May Day Festival on May I 1 and
.12 at the David Jqnes Community
Center. Churches and community
organizations are asked to spon-
sor young lady in the third grade
through eight grade as their
Activities will begin with. a
coronation to drown Miss May
Day on Friday. May 11. Track-n-
field, games, and booths will be
set up on Saturday, May 12. For oi
further information you may call
229-7807 or 229-8155.
In the fall of 2000. Port St.
'Joe Middle School participated in
the Duke University Talent
Identification Program (TIP). This
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Interior Lots, Lot 6 & 7, Park side Circle,
MLS#6903, 6900, $41,000. Elva M. Peden.
Gulf View, MLS#6901, Emerald Isle Street,
$59,900. Elva M. Peden.
Interior Lot, MLS#6596, South Beach Rd.,
$64,500, Susie White.
Gulf View, MLS#6895, Emerald Isle, $74,500.
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MLS#6948, White Sands Drive, $80,000. Susie
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MLS#2599, Hwy C-30, $69,900.
MLS#2600, Hwy C-30, $129,500.
MLS#2601, Hwy C-30, $159,500.
Interior, MLS#6873, Mexico Beach, 233 Kim Kove,
$42,000, REDUCED $39,000. Brenda Miller.
MLS#6921, St. Joe Beach, Santa Anna Street,
$29,900, Susie White.
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is a non-profit educational organi-
zation established with the
premise that the future of this
nation depends upon the fullest
development ol' our best intellec-
tual resources. The objectives of
the program are to identify the
very bright among our youngsters
at an early age: to facilitate the
education of these students: to
follow and nurture their talent
through the critical middle and
-high school years; and to develop
the effective research efforts to
help understand the nature of
academically talented adoles-
The College board's SAT 1:
Reasoning Test. and the American
College Testing Program's ACT
Assessment (ACT), originally
designed for college-bound high
school students, are used for the
TIP Talent Search to measure the
verbal. mathematical, and general
reasoning ability of highly able
seventh graders. While far too dif-
ficult to the average seventh grad-
er. these tests have shown to be
helpful in discriminaine, the abil--
_ties of very bright seventh
graders. scoring at or above the
,97th percentile on other age/!
grade appropriate achievement of-
Students who are .eligible'to,
participate in this program must
meet the following guidelines:
must attend school; public or
private, in Alabama Arkansas.
Flonda. Georgia. Iowa. Kansas,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Miss-
issippi, Missouri. Nebraska.
North Carolina, Missouri.
Nebraska, North Carolina,
Oklahoma. South Carolina.
Tennessee. or Texas.
Ag~e rade--seventh grade stu-
dents o01 any age.
Test scores-Eligible students
must score %within the top three
percent of national age-grade
norms on an acceptable math.
verbal, or total composite sec-
tion of an acceptable achieve-,
ment. aptitude. or mental abil-
ity test battery.
Port St. Joe Middle School
had 12 seventh grade students
who met all the eligibility require-
ments and participated in this
program. These students took the
SAT or ACT Assessment in
October and December of 2000.
These students had some very
impressive scores on this test. We
had many students score as well
or better than the average college-
bound high school. Jenna
Chesser and Elizabeth Gibson
scored high enough to qualify to
receive a personal invitation to
attend the state ceremny- at the
state level in May. :-
The other students who par-
ticipated in this program are
Louisana Chapman. Andrew Furrn'.
Kelly Geoghagan. Carmen Hill,
Danielle Krasniqi, Kayleigh Lewis,
Zachary Norns, Emily Raffield.
Haley Watford, and Andrew
We are verN proud of all of the
students who, participated in this
program, and we know they will
continue to keep up this great.
academic performance .through-
out their school years.
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The Gulf County School Board
has changed the time of. their
regular scheduled May
Meeting from 6:00 p.m. to
9:00 a.m., ET, on May 8.
Guardian Ad Litem
The Gardian Ad Litem volun-
teers are powerful voices in the
lives of abused and neglected chil-
dren in our community.
You can make a difference.,
VolInteer and' speak up for a
child. The next training session
begins May 14.
If you are interested in speak-
ing up for a child, or for more
information, call (850) 747-5180.
Don't drive all the way to
Panama City to play 'bingo. Stay.
herein Gulf County and join in.
the fuin at' the Senior Citizen's
Building, located ohn Library Drive
in Port St. Joe.
Bingo games, sponsored by.
,'the Optimist Club. will be held the
first Monday of each month. Early
bird game will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Standing, from left, John Patrick Floyd, Katie Geoghagan,
Rachel Geoghagan, Kimberly Pickett. and Rodney Herring, Kneeling
are Susan Ellmer, Maclain Howse, Ali McKeithen, and Carla Money.
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SWAT Goes Global to Expose Big Tobacco
SWAT members at Port St. Joe High School are shown work-
ing on the "SWAT Without Borders" project. They are in the
process of establishing contact with youth from Austria to deter-
mine tobacco practices in their country. Pictured, from left, are
Rachel Bixler, Brittany Alford, and Ali McKeithen.
Students Working Against
Tobacco in Gulf County are reach-
ing out to teens in other countries
in an effort to raise awareness
about Big Tobacco's dirty little
international tobacco marketing
practices that entice children,
youth and women into tobacco
Some of the marketing prac-
tices now banned in the U.S. are
used all over the world. As a
result, tobacco use is growing at
alarming rates worldwide. The
World Health Organization (WHO)
estimates that tobacco use will
,kill 10, million people annually by
"We've had success showing
teens in Florida how they have
been targeted by Big Tobacco,"
said Sabrina Burke, Gulf County,
Tobacco Prevention Coordinator.
"Now, SWAT members from across
the state are going to reach out to
their peers in other countries to
help them fight this onslaught of
For the next three months,
SWAT members in each of
Florida's 67 counties will commu-
nicate with youth in a selected
partner country to learn about
tobacco advertising, the country's
inhabitants, language and cul-
ture. Gulf County SWAT has
partnered with Austria, and are
currently in the process of search-
ing the Internet and establishing
communication with Austrian
youth to learn about tobacco
practices in their country.
Through this global outreach,
SWAT hopes to set up an interna-
"Truth" Urges Tobacco Co. Workers to Quit
Florida's anti-tobacco "tiuth"
campaign is urging tobacco com-
pany workers to quit their jobs.
The "truth" campaign took out
full-page ads directed at tobacco
company workers in newspapers
distributed where Philip Morris
Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
and Brown and Williamson
Tobacco Corp. have corporate
offices or manufacturing facilities:
Charlotte, North Carolina,
Louisville, Kentucky, New York
and Richmond, Virginia. The ads
were, placed in Charlotte's
Creative Loafing weekly, The
(Louisville) Courier-Journal, the
national edition of The New York
Times and the Richmond Times-
The "truth" campaign is
funded through the state's ,$13
billion settlement with the tobacco
industry and is administered by
the Florida Department of Health.
The ads, costing nearly
$130,000.00, incorporated Take
Our Daughters to Work Day,
which was this past Thursday.
The ad's headline read, "On
Take Your Daughter to Work Day,
Would You?" The copy read as fol-
lows, "Today 3,000 young people
will start smoking. 1,200 people
FHP License and
The Florida Highway Patrol
will b- conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from May 4th through 10th
on SR-71 near CR-275, SR-22
near the Bay County line, and SR-
71 near Trailer City.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition. -attention will be
-directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an -effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
NOW See The Star On Line at
706 1ST STRE
will die from tobacco. And some-
one, -somewhere will decide
they've had enough of working for
the tobacco industry. We'd like to
make sure it's a decision that
doesn't go unnoticed. So if you're
out there, please call 1 (866) 929-
9222, and let your daughter see
you for what you really are. A
hero." The ad showed an image of
a worker on a cigarette. assembly
Also, classified ads are run-
ning during a four-week period in
the same newspapers in an addi-
tional effort to recruit ex-tobacco
employees or current employees
who may want to quit. The classi-
fied ads read as follows: "A'ITEN-
TION CURRENT / FORMER
TOBACCO EMPLOYEES. There's
something admirable, about, a
tobacco employee switching to a
new line of work. We feel it's a
decision that shouldn't go unno-
ticed. Call us today at 1 (866) 929-
9222. Because you're not just
making an exit. You're making a
Frank Penela with the Florida
Division of Health Awareness and
Tobacco commented about the
campaign, "Our current mission
is to seek out tobacco employees
who are unhappy with the way
their companies operate or simply
feel that what they are doing is
wrong. We'd like to give them a
chance to speak up. If they work
for a tobacco company or recently
quit, we are asking that they get
involved. Whether it's speaking at
a Teen Summit, participating in
our advertising efforts, or just
sharing their letter of resignation
with teens in a TV spot, we want
to let them know that we recog-
nize the sacrifice that they would
be making if they quit their jobs."
Since Florida reached its set-
tlement with the tobacco industry
in 1997, the "truth" campaign has
,run a series of edgy, humorous
television commercials poking fun,
at tobacco companies and their
executives. These commercials
have been highly popular with
teens and are credited with help-
ing to reduce teen smoking in
tional SWAT network to keep up'
the fight. "We're continuing to
unite this generation worldwide,"
added Burke. "Cultures may be
different, but people need to know
that suffering from the lies of the
tobacco industry is a condition we
SWAT will culminate its cam-
paign in June at the Teen Tobacco
Summit 4 in Orlando, in which an
international tobacco marketing
guideline report will be presented
to 'tobacco companies with the
data gathered from each country.
With this, SWAT will push for ani
agreement to limit tobacco adver-
tising from the major tobacco cor-
porations and use tobacco-related
testimony from youth around the
world to demonstrate SWAT's sup-'
port on a world-wide scale.
SWAT is a youth led anti-
tobacco advocacy group with
more than 15,000 members
statewide as part of the Florida
Department of Health Initiative
funded from the $13 billion settle-
ment reached with tobacco com-
panies in 1997.
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206 Hwy 98/Mexico Beach
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Clifton Place/ Cape San Bias
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323 Atlantic Street/St. Joe Beach
Contact Margaret Presswood
9108 Hwy 98/Beacon Hill
Contact Cathy Kitchens
South 38th Street/Mexico Beach
Contact Joan Smithwick
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1100 15th Street/Mexico Beach
Contact Margaret Presswood
7672 Hwy 98/St. Joe Beach
Contact Marlene Harris
Seacliffs Drive/Cape San Bias
Contact Paulette Cleare
7044 Leeward Street/Cape San Bias
C Contact Paulette Cleare
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,1200 U.'S. Highway 98
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CAPE SAN BLAS:
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Luxury Beach Front Home in the dunes
St. Joe Beach Contact Kathy Kitchens
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL a THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001 PAGE 5B
Homier Merchants Roll Into Area
Homier Mobile Merchants will
roll, into Panama City Thursday,
May 3rd, through Sunday, May
6th, at the Bay County
Fairgrounds' located at 2230 East
15th Street, starting at 10:00 a.m.
From bookcases. to wrenches
and air tools to umbrellas, Homier
Mobile Merchants bring thou-
sands of quality, name brand
tools, general merchandise, furni-
ture and collectibles to towns
across America each year-and at
a' 'price 30% below that of the
Still not convinced, then be
sure and look for the flyer in The
Star, News Herald, Thrifty
Nickel, County Record, Calhoun-,
Liberty Journal, and Washington
dotinty News, you'll be blown
aWay by the selection and prices.
Realizing that a company is
only as good. as the service it pro-
vides after, the sale, Homier
Mobile Merchants has made an
uncompromising commitment to
customer service. Unlike tran-
sient vendors, who are often "here
today and gone tomorrow,"
Homier has a "No Questions
Asked" policy for returnees and
refunds, and a toll free customer
This insures that long after
the sale has left, your town, you'll
be able to contact them should
there be: any problem with your
purchase. At any time of the year,
day, or night a customer may also
order.. product from the website's
online catalog at www.homier.
The, ,mobile merchandising
coricept was the brainchild of
"Serving the Panhandle of Florida"
New Homes from '40 Sq. ft. & Up
,NEW CONSTRUCTION AND ADDITIONS.
ON TIm WITHIN BUDGET
TO YOUR SATISFACTION
2173.HIGHu'Ar71 :'N. VEI'-IHITCHKA, FL
company president and CEO
Chuck Homier. Instead of build-
ing and operating "bricks and
mortar" sites at a limited number
of locales, Homier figured out,
almost by accident, that he could
take his shows on the road and
eliminate the cost of expensive
"Our concept is to eliminated
the middle man, and then" pass
those savings directly to the con-
sumer," says Homier. "As an
added bonus, the mobile mer-
chandising concept insures that
everyone throughout the country,,
at one time or, another, has a
chance to share in the Homier
Homier says that the excite-
ment created by a Homier sales
event brings people back year
after year. "Our concept is innov-
ative, and people tend to get excit-
ed about new and innovative
things. It's our job to keep them
excited, and I think our .pricing
and the constantly new and evolv-
ing line of quality products does
The Homier motto is simple,
"We are absolutely, positively
devoted to having the lowest.
prices in the nation, the company
strives 'to be at least 30 percent
below market price. Just as
importantly, quality is never sac-
rificed for pricing. .
"We want a dramatic savings
for the customer, while at the
same time guaranteeing 100 per-
cent product satisfaction. Great
prices,, superior quality-That's
our goal," adds Homier.
'On average, Homier holds
more than 60 sales events per
week, 50 weeks a year. At. any
given time, Homier has more than
50 tractor-trailers and-24 sales
and service crews criss-crossinga
the highways of America.
S. EACHWALI( Esiabi-sherd teach r..e' e vj'.g ac.
Ti' ieBeach appa-al l and Gi-h P,,ni a.oor, c,, i, HQ8
,V t ,,,, ,
From left are Mitch Burke, Dianna Williams, Keith Jones,
Billy Quinn, Jr., Linda Griffin, and Frankie Williams.
Two New Members Are
Inducted Into Kiwanis
The Kiwanis Club of Port St.
Joe inducted tWo/,new members
this, past week, Billy Charles
Quinn, Jr. and Linda Griffin. An
induction ceremony was held;,to
begin the new members' career in
a meaningful way and for current
members to reflection the purpose
of Kiwanis membership. As part of
the ceremony, Diana Harrison,
club Vice-President, reviewed the
six objects of Kiwanis: .
* To give primacy to the human
and spiritual rather than to the
material values of life.
To encourage te daily living of
Sthe Golden Rule in all human
To promote .the adoption, and.
the application of higher, social,
business, and professional
To develop, by precept and
example, a. more intelligent.
aggressive, and serviceable cit-
hey Parker Hobbs REALTOR
Sally. L. Childs, Re'altor Associate .
Larry G. Turner, Realtor Associate
Lisa Varona, Realtor Associate
). Box 13123 Hwy. 98 & 31st St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
www MexicoBeachVacathoni corm
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p:,,'f w ar.l.irl.l g itl ..c ^ rr.,l't', a'. e~ c. llcri .r,. ,,,,-, I '
PEACE AND OUIEI ;3t. iA double-'A.d .,cble ,.T1.e
ihil cI', a C. 1' alk ic. ihe back Scr'eer,.d pIr.:h and
large -loi 2ai09 8 r t.i,..- beach 579.900.00.
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BEACH SIDE 0WWNI-HOUSE Ue..r, E Iauail h.id u.'i,
la.r, ip qi alF, .". 8 q,,,,,e-.i i-,, IB 'lb a B ,
ob.:,.e ,'E r C,,ult .**,. froiTi ei.oed I.ghli.: *,,' d .:1k
.r.c .-.. po a Io.- & enclosed back polio. This private
o.'.eft. g9i -'-: r., become a perfect rental. 111-D S
39~L i t-Ce..:: E-s.:,- S129.50000 -
GREAT. OCATION Fl198 2 bed, oo.,a 2
af, -ldbl baslo Iol.'. l o Can be aS:Oe:'Ed ru,
for',e1'o1r Flo'rda .e rioa.ier bed-'com has ga 'der r.ub
ha'. ,:c-',iral h~ i o,',d u :,l'r~g inri oil applhare! rep
a- j C.p'.I. ard :i.or e b.ld..g "10 Foi.',e, ".6
.,,ta Beach 85 0,, 0, Reduced to 573.900.00.
a260-AC 'UNDER CONSTRUCTION a G,,eui.s
C : p .ile ,ri k.r.:henr c'id backhroiors Berber carpral
i'caughoul JuI, Mseps ie, the beach ODr.' delal call
123 CIRCLE DRIVE B-A h i-.de l c ,glbh--, r. .teco
Beach; this 4BR/3.5BA single family brick home has a
great room and recreation room with plenty of storage.
What a view from the sun deck and just steps to the beach
* To provide, through .Kiwanis
Clubs. a practical means to
form enduring friendships, to
render altruistic service, and to
build better communities. ,
* To cooperate in creating and
maintaining that sound public
opinion and high idealism,
which make possible the
increase .of righteousness. jus-
tice,: patriotism, and goodwill.
Mitch Burke, Kiwanis Club
president, welcomed Billy and
Linda into the club. adding. "New
members for our club mean' newv
ideas, new enthusiasm, greater
fellowship and greater service." -
Keith Jones. membership chair,
sponsored Billy for membership.
Frankie Williams. community ser-
vice chair, sponsored Linda.
S Billy, a native of Port St. Joe.
lives on Broad Street in PSJ. He is
married to Cheryl Granger Quinn..
who works at the Gulf County
Health Department. He has eight
children: Donte. Lasbnva. and
Shinah-all three attended FAMU.
Zyris, who attended FSU,. and
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feeling more Iike it is giving a gift
to us. There's something incredi-
bly satisfying to bnnging a piece
of history back. I can imagine the
building in its glory years past. I
can picture- the pleasure it
brought to families. I can see the
'happy faces, hear the laughter,
and even feel the tears. I know
buildings are not people. I know
thl.' do not live as we do. Yet, the
lives of the people who stood
Within these walls have given the
old bricks a feeling of life to my
eyes. History is a nebulous trav-
el'er that visits unexpectedly. A.
sweet memory awakens brain
cells that, have been dormant.
simply holding a moment ii time.
To have experienced this time in
the ,Port Theatre's history has
mrrade Haley a part of Port St. Joe
uo U luu. c 1.C to us is one that
will live on in the lives of our chil-
dren and grandchildren. We can
look up and remember. Haley vis--
ited us briefly, just like the comet.
Yet, her bright light will live on in
the PORT THEATRE.
St. Joseph Bay Qffice
1520 C.R. C-30,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Desmond. Fareka, Latrika, and ,
Mosi. Billy has held the position of
park manager at WJ Rish
Sunland Park at Cape San Bias
since 1986 and currently serves
as a member of the Gulf County
School Board. He Is an active
member of the New Covenant
Church and is very active in the
church youth ministry.
Linda lives on Cypress
Avenue in Port St. Joe and has
resided in Port St. Joe since 1964.
moving here from Malone. She is
married to Eugene "Gus" Griffin.
She and Gus have two children,
le6vin and Adam. Linda and Gus
also have two wonderful grand-
children. Morgan and Madison.
Linda is Gulf County's Supervisor
of Elections. She is an active
member of the Oak Grove
Assembly of God. enjoys dancing
and is a member of the troupe at
Pam Nobles Studio. She also
enjoys exercising and reading.
The Kiwanis of Port St. Joe.
through its fund-raising and com-
munity service efforts, focuses on
helping to meet the needs of chil-
dren in this community. The club
meets weekly every Tuesday at
noon in the cafeteria at Gulf Pines
Hospital in Port St. Joe and
guests are always welcome.
Anyone interested in joining the
club is encouraged to contact
Mitch Burke at 227-1100, ext.
110 or Keith Jones at 229-9493.
Bill's Dollar Stores
Operating in 13 states with
410 locations, Bill's Dollar Stores.
Inc. has been purchased by the
Iceland based company. Baugur
Baugur has appointed Jim
Schafer as president/CEO of
Bills. Jim Schafer previously
worked on development in major
markets for companies including
Lotus. Tesco. and Wal-Mart, both
domestic and international. Jim
Schafer named to the executive
Team, as CFO, Guy Hey. Guy
comes from a diversified back-
ground in public and private
accounting. including CFO posi-
tions in several public companies.
The company's strategic plans
include updating older stores
through remodeling or relocating
where necessary. and strengthen-
ing management throughout the
organization. They are also going
to get back to the basics of mer-
chandise assortments that their
customers need everyday. Jim
Schafer said. "Bills has great cus-
tomer support and we will listen
to them and work hard for future
business. New merchandise has
been ordered for the stores. We
will be back in stock as a first pri-
ority of business."
Bill's Dollari Stores. with "Get
The Most Out Of Every Dollar
Everyday!" as their advertising
niche, originated in Columbia,
Mississippi in 1919 as W.E.
Walker Co. The majority of Bill's
merchandise is hard lines goods,
including health and beauty,
hardware, food, household chemi-
cals and school supplies. The soft
lines area of the store features
'domestics. shoes, apparel and
(850) 697-9500 800 809-0259
St. George Island
850-653-2555 8.88-41 9-2555
Cape San Bias.
344 Cape San Bias Rd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PORT ST. JOE BAY VIEW 1200 MONUMENT AVENUE.
Roomy 4 bedroom, 3 bath ranch with separate dining room, farn-
ily room, fireplace, den with wood burning furnace, fenced iri back
yard, irrigation well, porch and workshop. $160,000. MLS#6957.
Cape San Bias Beach Front Acreage Approx. 2.44 acres on Cape
8Sah BIl9s Rd., 102' frontage x 1040. $725,000. MLS#9232.
Cape San Blas Interior Lot 14, Sandbar Bay Sub.,..14 Blue Heron
Dr., 100' frontage x 200'. $28,500. MLS#9106.
Wewahitchka Lots 136 & 137, Mack's Addition, Hunter Avenue,
approx. 150' frontage x 100'. $11,900. MLS#9228.
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STHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001
AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in,
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate,-Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
Salvaged Home Building Materials
Estate of Dan Danford. Sat., May 12,, 10
a.m.' at Cosun's Airport, Port St. Joe,
Wade Clark Auctons. 229-9282. Bring
your truck or semi! 145 power poles,
hot water heaters, furnaces. A/C units,
'3 storage sheds, 50+ cast iron tubs,
shower stalls, shutters, doors, double
pane windows, stainless steel sink,
commercial stainless steel warming
unit, BINGO equipment & supplies,
cash drawers, light fixtures, plumbing
and electrical misc.. phones. door-
knobs. locks. venulauon, bl/wh video
surveillance system. toilets, scrap
metal. LOTS of (office, folding. & restau-
rant) CHAIRS. NO ONE UNDER 18
YEARS OF AGE WILL BE ADMITTED
TO THIS AUCTION. AB1239, AUl1737.
AU1743. 10% buyer's premium. 21t5/3
The Wewatutchka State Bank will be
accepung bids on the following'1998
Che\y S-10. Ext. Cab truck. Good con-
dltion. A/C. AM/FM Cassette. low
nules The truck is located at the Main
Office, 125 N. Hwy 71 (850) 639-2222.
The Wewahitchka State Bank reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
1989 Ford Cry. Sq. wag. very good con-
dition. S2.500. call 648-5901 2tp4/26
1994 Ford Ranger. 2x4. extended cab
pick-up. 5 speed transmission, 168k
miles. S5.500 or 1990 Ford Ranger
same as above except 4 wheel drive
84.750. 54.000 rrmles. call 646-4526.
1999 Mazda 626 ES V6. loaded. excel-
lent condition. leather. base stereo/CD.
moon roof. 39.000 miles. S 14.000. call
639-5227. ... 2tc4/26
1978 Ford Granada. 4 dr. New 302 V8
e engine. new ures. and exhaust system.
Body in good condition asking S 1.500.
call 22.7-1.250 or 229-8791 tfc5/3
1997 Pl\-mouth Breeze, excellent condi-
tion, A/C. cruise. S5.000 OBO, call
227-9292 or 229-2404. tfc5/3
i985 Cro.wn Victoria LTD. low mileage
on motor and transmission Have to see
to appreciate. nice and clean. $2.100..
.reduced. call 647-5361. tfc5/3
16 ft Bass Tracker Boat with 55
Suzuki. S3.000. Call 227-5349. Itc5
15' Fiberglass Rivercraft. console steer-
ing, 55 hp Suzuki motor. 40# thrust.
Minkota trolling motor (new). s/s prop,
depth/fish finder. tac. 2 battenes. gas
tank and more. heavy duty trailer. spare
tire and wheel. Call 229-8859. See at -
1003 Marvin Ave. Itp5/3
For Sale. 1968-20 ft. Star Craft. Alum.
% /1995 55 horse Yamaha motor Some -
extras, $3,500 firm, call.227-9669.
14' boat and trailer with 15 h.p elect.
start, very low hours. 8999. call 229-.
14" RavercraJt Boat with trailer. 30"
Suzuki, S2.000. call 639-5227. 2tc4/,26
1999 17' River Craft with 100 hp
Suzuki. Great for bay or near shore
fishing. Call 227-1296. ifc5/3
KAYAKS! Unsinkable. self-balling, sta-
ble, safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the. Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfe5/3
2 & 3 BR. long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. cs. 3
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
GULF SHORE STORAGE
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
S. Voice'ITY Access
Brand new double wide, 3 BR/2 BA,
unfurnished, $500 a month. Angela
Estates, Mexico Beach, call 648-4006 or
Cozy furnished one bedroom cottage for
rent monthly or yearly on 8th Street in
Port St. Joe. S500 per month, plus util-
ities, call 229-1215. 2tc5/3
Office Building, one year lease required,
401 Garrison Ave., across from Post
Office, call 850-674-2411. 4tc5/3
4 bedroom, 2 bath duplex in Mexico
Beach, upstairs urut. 350' to dedicated
beach, great views, available mid June.
$700 month, $500 deposit, call 706-
Vacation Rental, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2bath,
furnished townhouse by St. Joseph .Bay
Golf Course, $250 wk, or $600 mo.,
plus utilities. dep. req. Available June-
Nov. Call 1-850-229-6738. 3tc4/26
Furnished Efficiency type apartment
in Port St. Joe. All utilities furnished.
weekly, monthly rates, deposit, call
2 bedroom. I bath unfurnished trailer.
newly renovated from top to bottom. No
pets., call 647-5361. tfc5/3
4 bedroom, 2 bath unfurnished home in
Gulfaire. Easy access to pool, tennis
courts and play ground. S975 a month,
$600 security deposit. 6 to 12 months
lease. Call Gulf Coast Vacauon Rentals
at 648-5449 or 1-800-582-2990. tr,5/3
3 bedroom, 2 bath Double Wide Mobile
Home with large screened porch, 2
blocks from. Mexico Beacth, on 2 lots,
chain link -fence. Summer, Weekly
Rental Winter, Moithly Rental. No
Smoking. No Pets. call 229-6553. u,3a
2 bedroom. 1.5 bath, older block home
across Hwy 98 from Mexico Beach.
Summer. Weekly Rental Winter..
Monthly Rental. No Smoking, No Pets,
call 229-6553. tfc5/3
2 bedroom. unfurnished apartment.
ocean view. Call 648-4922 before 6:00
For Rent. RV Spaces full hookup, call
229-8959. leave message. 8tp4/19
One bedroom apartment at 1508 1/2
Long Ave. deposit required. No Pets, call
i wo oearoom nouse at I /bU pquper
Ave.. Highland View, deposit required.
No Pets, call 229-6825. 4tp4/12
Seeking property owners with units
available for long term rentals. Our fees
are reasonable and we have a heavy
demand for long term rentals. Arline
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. tfc5/3
I 2 bedroom, 1 bath unfurnished trailer,
newly renovated from top to bottom. No
pets, call 647-5361. tfc5/3
For Rent. 850 sq. ft. warehouse with
office & rest room, 8250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc5/3
Affordable 2 bedroom, duplex, 2 blocks
from beach. Beacon Hill. weekly.
monthly rates, call 850-647-2847, 715-
794-2518, cell 715-492-3277. tfc5/3
Apart./Homes for Rent: I 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent In Mex.
Bch. Furn & unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info.
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave. 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
bays, 2nd story loft, 227-1429. iic 33
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refng.
cen. h4a. screen porch. carport & laun-
dry rm. ,
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refng.. washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, I 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm.. ch&a. dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
* Orfe bedroom apartment. washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc5/3
Ofe: 212 3rd Street, Port St. Joe, FL
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'xi2'. 648-5146,,
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
(352) 472-3952 .
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for 'the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities, energy efficient const., stove &
refrig., furn., fully carpeted. 1BR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc5/3
24 ft Reinell boat and trailer. Hull good,
motor good, out drive needs, work.
$2.500 or trade for smaller boat or trac-
tor, call 227-1629. 2tp4/26-
A a l A
Yard Sale, 1312 Palm Blvd Sat.. May
5th, ,8 am-1 pm. Glassware. clothes &
much more. Rain Cancels ltp5/3
Yard Sale, 309 Redfish Street, Highland
View, 1 block down from school, Sat.,
May: 5th, 8:00-1:00. Something for
Yard Sale, 500 B Georgia Ave.. Mexico
Beach. Sat.. May 5th. 7:00 until., np 3
Carport Sale. 254 Gulf Street. Sat.. May
5th, 8:00-4:00. Misc. items. ltc5/3
2 Family Yard Sale, 909 Long Ave., Sat.,
May 5th, from 8 am-12 noon.
Comforters, furniture, dishes, clothes,
etc. Rain will cancel. tp5/3
Multi Family Yard Sale. Hwy 22. Bar &
Lounge, Sat., May 5th. 9:00 CST until.
Gigantic Yard Sale. Hwy 98 in front of
Paul's BBQ. Sat.. May 5th, 8:00 till
12:00. Rain Cancels ltc5/3
Yard Sale. 353 Columbus Street, St. Joe
Beach, May 5th, 8 AM-2 PM. Couch and
chair, exercise equipment, lots of little,
girl clothes up to size 6, mens clothes,
.dishes, and lots more stuff. Rain
The City of Port St. Joe is accepting
resumes for the following position:
Horticulturist, The City is seeking
someone to plan and execute landscap-
Ing for public spaces. To reinforce city'
employee skills and to promote parirfer-
ships with businesses and civic orgarni-
zanon within city by "hands on" training
and educational programs. Please
return resume to the Municipal.
Budding. 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456. Applicaton
deadline June 1. 2001. The City of Port
St. Joe enforces a Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and Is an Equal
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, the best
name in clinical laboratory testing, is
expanding to the Port Si Joe community and
has an opportunity for an experienced phle-
botomist In th;s position, you will work in a
one-person site We are seeking a sell-
starter with at least 1 year experience draw-
ing both adult and pediatric patients Must
have excellent communication and office
skills Hours are 7 30 am-12:30 pm, Mon.-
Interested candidates may call Sherry at 1-
800 743-7453 exi 615. or fax your resume
to 850-671 1565 or e-mail to
lampa recrudler@questldiagnostics corn
Quest Diagnostics 5/3
Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
1112 N. 15TH ST.
ASK ABOUT 1ST MONTH
FREE MOVE IN RENT
St. Joe Beach
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS-
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5X10 10X10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
Marine Mechanic:. Full or Part time
position, must have your own tools,
strong background in Inboard and out-
board marine engines. Inside Store
Sales: Part time position. Fishing
tackle, apparel, gifts, and marine relat-
ed items Must work some weekends.
We offer our employees Blue Cross
Insurance and Vacauons. Apply in per-
son, Marquardt's Marina. Hwy 98.
Mexico Beach, FL. We are a Drug Free
Work Place. ltc5/3
Concrete Finishers and Laborer's
needed. St. George Island. Experience
preferred. Call Jimmy or Lisa. 850-927-
Attn. Students! Summer Work.
$11.50. Base-Appt. Flexible. part time-
f-ll time. Entry service/sales, scholar
ship ship BS. conditions. Apply 850-
230-1093 or web-site workforstu-
Part-time job available, flexible days
& hours. Work at home couple with 4
year old girl on Cape San Bias Beach.
Seeking house-keeping and child
care support. 88.00 per hour. call 227-
Golf Course Cust./Maint., part-time.
Must be able to lilt 70 Ibs. Apply St.
Joseph Bay Country Club. Ask for Cal
or Elaine. 2tc5/3
RN, FT, 12 hour shifts, 7 am or 7 pm.
Gulf Pines Hospital Contact: Sandy
Watson, D.O.N. at 227-1121, ext. 153.
EOE Drug Free Workplace. ltc5/3
CNA, 3-11 and 11-7 shifts. Contact
Sandy Watson, D.O.N. at 227-1121,
ext. 153. EOE Drug Free Workplace.
Gulf Coast Community College Part-
time Developmental Math Instructor
- to teach developmental math courses
as described in the college catalog.
Bachelor's degree in mathematics relat-
ed field required. Position is open until
filled. Part-time Math instructor to
teach credit courses in mathematics as
described In the college catalog.
Master's degree with 18 graduate house
In mathematics required. Position is
open until filled. Applications may be
picked up at: Human Resources,
Admin. Annex Room 104. GCCC is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities and females strongly
encouraged to apply. For a detailed
description.check out our jpb-line at
85.0-873-3540 or our web-site at
www.gc. cil.us. I tc5/3
FL DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
is currently accepting applications
for a Vocational Instructor III-F/C
(Electronics) Located at Gulf
Correctional Institution. Position
#27Q28 area of instruction is
Electronics. Expenence in Electronics
is preferred. Bi-weekly Salary: S915.56
with State Benefits. Qualified appli-
cants should send a State of Florida
Employment application with above
position number to Department of
Correcuons, Marianna Service Center,
Attn: Maggie Pridgeon, 4610 Highway
90 East. Marianna. Florida 32446. If
you have any quesuons, please call Toll
Free 4 1-877-545-6910. Applications
must be received by May 11, 2001.
Position Vacancy with the Gulf
County Schools 2000-2001. Head
Mechanic, Port St. Joe IHigh Bus
Barn, Deadline May 10, 2001, 12:00
NOON E.D.T. COntact Mr.' Don Rich.
Coordinator Transportation. 150 Middle
School Road, Port St: Joe. FL 32456.
(8501 227-1204. A, copy of the adver-
tised job descnption and an application
form are available from the transporta-
Lion office or the district office building'
located at 150 Middle School Road in
Port St. Joe. High School diploma pre-
ferred. training in automotive mechan-
ics preferred. certification bus inspec-
tion required and 2 years experience is
. desired. Salary is determined by the
adopted salary schedule. Gulf County
Schools Is an Equal Opportunity
Nail Tech needed, choose your own
hours. Shoreline Styles, 2904 W. Hwy
98. Mexico Beach. FL. 4tc4/19
Part-Time, Day & Evening positions.
Resident Care. call Pam at 'Gen-Care
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracung, Inc., PO Box 188.
Hosford. FL 32334. 850-379-8116. ,.
Construction Co. needs lead carpen-
ters/framers. 10 years exp. and valid
dnvers license required. Windolf
Construction. 229-2660 or 229-9408.
Early Head Start in Franklin County
is looking for caregivers who are
interested in providing quality early
care and education to infants and
toddlers. Position requires a minmurrium
of a CDA with infant and/or toddler
specializaton or a high school diploma
and experience working with
infant/toddlers. Applications may be
completed at 450 Jenks Avenue.
Panama City. FL. EOE M/F/V/D. .21:1 .
Early Childhood Services is seeking a
Family Advocate to work collabora-
tively with our Early Head Start pro-
gram in a social services capacity.
Bachelors degree in human or social
services field with successful experience
may substitute. Candidates must be
able to work positively with children
' and families of diverse backgrounds.
Applications may be completed at 450
Jenks Avenue, Panama City. FL EOE
All Survey field crew personnel. Apply.
at S.M. Marley and Associates. 406 Reid-
Avenue, 227-7322. tfc5/3
Cape San Bias, Barrier Dunes
Homeowners Association is seeking a
General Manager. Responsible for man-
agement of employees, maintenance of
grounds and facilities and budget of the
association. Fax Resume to 850-656-
4029. Attn: Chris Bentley. 4tc4/26
Excellent Job Opportunity: Anchor
Vacation Properties is now hiring full
time Reservationist and Cleaning
Inspectors. All applicants should be
energetic, outgoing, have great cornmu-
nication skills and be a team player.
Please apply in person at 4693 Cape
San Bias or 1200 U.S.. Highway ,98,
Mexico Beach. 3tc4/19
FORM0R *B 2XRIREN
* C 0 A ~e;pLCR
J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, rl 32456
Authorized Sales Center
W Ao Residential
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurnr, MoTea
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/,
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Specializing in Vocation Rental Properties
I "Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
Phone: (850) 227-7777 ^ ,x,
218 Long Avenue *Port St. Joe, FL
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Boarding, Bathing, Grooming Cats and Dogs
Separate Cat Room Pick-Up & Delivery
Daily Exercise Premium Pet Food
Heating and Air Conditioning,
Injured Animal Confinement /
Experienced Kennel Supervisors /:
Long Term Boarding /
Multiple Sized Kennels
Veterinarian On Call 4
Therapeutic Massage by
David Oakley, L.M.T.
al Cooper's Cul & Style
Lic#: MA0029475; lic#: MM10098"',
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
6331 Georgia Avenue Call (850) 647-3171
Port St Joe FL 324156C Cll |-118i i 89 .10 01
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks .
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Woik-
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old:
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.v
fair prices. Home 229-1252.
Gulf Diesel Service!
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 Tor 227-8024 ,
-P. h., ... one- ..... ''Mobile
S180 AVENUE C :.
SPick-up and Delivery
i Indelerideri Beaul, ConzijItaonI.
5 I I. NH y 98 le.-:icc. Beach, 'FL.
Seasonal Apparel ,vith
machine. embroidery &
S. Monogrfammnng -?
i Alterations .
CHARLIVI'S QUICK LUBE
See Charles Stephens for Fast and Precise Oil Change Service
Located beside the overpass on 1-wy 98
Business and Personal. Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SaIziExT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street!
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 6. Box 602
Home (860) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457'
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5<
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
Toucan's Restaurant,: Hwy 98 .in.
Mexico Beach has all positions open.',
Apply in person, experience very help-r-'
Se3iobr Companion The Gulf County
Senior" 'Citizens Assoc., Inc. have a 20'.-
hour a week senior companion posinon
open in the Port St. Joe area. Applicants
must be 60 years old or older, pass a!'
physical exam, have reliable transporta-'
tiof; able to run errands. prepare a light
meal and sit with an elderly person. and
be income qualified. Applications can be
picked up atour Senior Citizens Center
at 120 Libranr Dnve in Port St.. Joe:. For'
more information please call 229-8466
and ask for Debbie or Marion. We are an
equal opporturuty employer. tfc5/3-
Help needed for busy restaurant for
the following positions: Breakfast
Cook, Oyster Shucker, Bus People.,
Dish Washers and Cashiers. Stop by
the Fish House Restaurant. Hwy 98.'
Mexico Beach and pick up an applica-
tion. Uc5/ ,
Children's Case Manager, Provirles.
assessment. follow-up and coordinabton;
of services with emouonal problems.
Requires Bachelor's Degree in human'-
seraces and one year of expenence with .
emotionally disturbed children.
Requires use of personal vehicle and
good during record. Salary plus S2.125
area differential. Posiuon located in Gulf
County. Reference job code 23-2. Cael .
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-mnail:
CAPTschool4'aol corn 10tc3/15
Mandolin. Guitar. Violin. Fiddle lessons:
all ages welcome. Call 819-9000. Uc5/3
Large off white sofa with mauve floral.
print back. pillows. 865. call 229-891 I.i
Mavtae Washer & Dryer. 'ood corid..i
asking t3- TSears 42" 19 horsepower
ending lawn mower, asking S650. Call:
648-6128 or 648-8129 orj pager &.,
2022. I tc5'3'
Dodge Truck transmission, newly
rebuilt 316 or 360 with short shaft: I
brand new fiber glass shower stall. S75:
10 ea custom made 41 1/2 inches x 8 ft
metal veneuan blinds with decoratons!
and mounting hard ware. S200. Call'
229-1266 for pnces. 2tp4/26f
Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quolay Ref,r.,h,nog n.:e 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001 PAGE 7B
AMISCELLANEOUS I IH Im I* .mOmB ILHOEPTRA E STATE RE:ALEAi ATE
Leather living room group, sofa,
loveseat, & chair, camel color, $1,500;
Computer hutch, $250; Matching end
tables (2 sm/1 1g.), coffee table, & sofa
table (green), $250; 1 green, 3 drawer
night stand $35; Lamps, $25; Green
Futon Sofa (queen) with matching chair
& ottoman with coffee table and end
table; $850 (set). Call 227-9800 ask for
Teri or 229-7039 & leave message.4tc4/26
House full of furniture, dressers, mir-
rors, night stands, beds, tables, refrig-
erator, other misc. items. Call 648-
8005, 101 South 29th Street. 2tc4/26
For Sale, 25,000, BTU Propane Gas
Heater, new paid -$260 asking $200,
Propane tank, $75 OBO, call 639-2814.
Watkins Products, (850) 639-2026 &
Leisure Bay Hot Tub, 4 person capacity,
Excellent Condition, $1,750 OBO, paid
$3,000, call 229-6639 or 229-6854 ask
for Pam. tfc5/3
Free Estimates RF0066770
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
-furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty
Willard's Appliance Repair,
Emergency Service Available.
,:Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
477 Ponderosa Pines
; Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Sea Oats for sale. Call Kay at 229-
Free "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 929, Wewa-
hitchka, -FL 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch@aol.com, tfc5/3
You Pick Strawberries. Sweatmore
Ranch. Call for directions, 850-722-
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfc5/3
Mobile Homes for sale, $1,500-$3,500,
call 647-5106. tfc5/3
Fill :11 IM 119;8;a I
S FSIDENTIAL & SM. COMMERCIAL
&S &'L 'Painting
229-8036 Sott Burkett
* Residential *oCustom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
AS8 R Fence
Fencg amConecrete Work
Albert Fleischmann .FREE Estimates
ElN#593115646 C850) 647-4047
Home Maintenance no job too small.
All Phases of home maintenance
Licensed and Insured
All Residential Construction
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99
I:Mize Plinmbig, Glass & Supplj, I..
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL lic. #CF-C057220, RGO051008, ERO011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-6883
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks new construction r
NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
WEWA SIDING & ALUMINUM
PREMIUM VINYL SIDING
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
VINYL WINDOWS SEAMLESS GUTTERS
FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS
HURRICANE STORM PANELS & SHUTTERS
227-5986 OR 639-2942 ANYTIME RR0067101
The Wewahitchka State Bank will be
taking bids on a 1994 Flintstone Mobile
home, 14x60. Please call (850) 639-
2222 for details or stop by the main
office at 125 N Hwy 71, Wewahitchka,
FL 32465. The Wewahitchka State Bank
reserves the right to reject any and all
16 yr. old quarter horse, mare with
tack, $500 will neg. Call 850-827-2881.
Free puppies, 7-8 weeks old, lab mix,
call 229-6683. 2tc4/26
Say you Saw It In The Star!
FENCES* FENCES* FENCES
All Types Dependable Service
Top Quality Products
C. /.'s tUwn
FULL LAWN SERVICE.
I will work for you.
EXTENDED WARRANTY *
AKC Registered Great Dane puppy. 6
months old, male, merle, cropped ears.
Wonderful disposition, beautiful dog.
Call 648-4886 night, leave message.
House for sale, 2007 Long Ave., 3 bed-
room. 1 bath, lot 91' x 125', 10x20 stor-
age bldg., cen. h/a, new roof, insulated
windows, call 850-674-2411. 4tc5/3
Lots cleared for building. Lots in Mexico
Beach, paved streets, underground util-
ities, restricted subdivision, water &
sewer tap, paid $29,900, possible owner
financing, call 648-5476. 4tc4/26
HONEY Do LisT MAINTENANCE
No Job Too "Big or Small"
Over 20 Years Experience
Painting, general maintenance,
wood working, trim/finish work.
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL B
ON & REPAIR
RANDS INSTANT FINANCING
FL LIUCENSE ER0010992, RA1154218
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC. ,
- RA0043378 ER0007623
& Pressure Washing
Licensed Interior & Exterior
Qualiiry Work Guiranteed (850) 648-2335
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire 5 FRIGIDAIRE
Heating- and Cooling Systems A Whole eaw Branti Of omrt.L
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6058 or 227-5373
SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
T NE SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS.
SERVICE AGREEMENTS .
It' Hard. to Stop A Trane MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES
10 Year Parts & Labor Arcoaire
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator ... ,o67-062
Rodney Hall Roofing, Inc.
I. 2026 Marvin Avenue,
e Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone (850) 229-6859
/ Office: 850-229-6018
S Fax: 850-229-8976
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
3 bedroom, 2 bath, living room, dining
room, den, large kitchen, Terrazzo
Floors, large deck, 1894 sq. ft. 2 1/2
lots in Highland View. Call 227-2049 or
For Sale by Owner, 1310 Palm Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL. 2 bedroom, 1 bath
large country kitchen & large family
room, central h & a, *newly remodeled*
(all new windows, doors, and vinyl sid-
ing) new carpet and drywall in family
room & bedroom, french doors off
kitchen to large 18x16 deck, $89,000.
Call (9501 227-7196. 4tc5/3
Jeff Wood 227-1559
"Total Lawn Care Needs"
For Sale, 1309 Palm Blvd. 3 bedroom, 2
bath, 1083 sq. ft. central heat/air,
$65,000. Call 227-1416 ask for Hiram
2 bedroom, 1 bath home with three
additional lots. Home has 892 sq. ft. liv-
ing area, screened porch. 280 N.
Murphy Road in Howards Creek,
$79,500, (850) 227-1280 after 6:00 pm
Palm Ridge Sub., St. Joe Beach, Lot 5 &
6, call 227-2049 or 227-7424 to leave
Roofing, Painting, All types
Carpentry, Sheetrock, Flooring.
All phases, New & Old
Licensed & Insured
-,a Ldn disc-ap ing- I
LA',N MAINTENANCE SOD LAID FLOWER BEDS IRRIGATION SYSTEMS INSTALLED & REPAIRED
Cell 227-4656 Toll Free 1-877-639-9775 Business 639-3439
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN.CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -:DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 _Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Emterses garden Care CI
Restoring, renovating, and maintaining 4
residential and business landscapes, since 1985 ,ii,
229-5282 Kathleen Kelly, owner
LIGHT BULBS SINKS
A/C FILTERS DOORS
TOILET STOPS PAINT
fe/wuM 07te PFoiyotten' coast
Coastal Design & Landscape, Inc.
0 1 ,,, Your total landscape solution!
sk Landscape design & implementation, wells & irrigation k
, system, brick pavers, yard maintenance & more!
( Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
74"s owOwf er4 ...
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
SE Odor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr. Water Damage Z
. Carpet Repairs Restretching Free Estimates .
V (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner
( Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
SSimulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
from. Plus many architectural designs
office: (850) 229-8588
i O mobile: (850) 227-5424
( QUALITY STUCCO WORK
L MAINTENANCE@ Pi gig I ISG PR151RIE
WASHINCI-PHEAVY EQUIPMENT* LANDS' DING
C&ERPET Cn-EYM-1-STUCCO WORK-TILE WOR K
House For Sale, 225 9th Street, Port St.
Joe, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, CH/A, New
bathroom, kitchen, floor covering, &
paint. Call 227-2112 ask for Phil. tfc5/3
House for sale: 176 Charles Street,
White City, stone/stucco, exterior,
3Br/2Ba, den w/FP, liv. room, kitchen,
1 car garage, fenced back yard, $73,000
(850) 827-6722. tfc5/3
Beautiful 7 year old home, excellent
condition. Walking distance to beach. 3
bedrooms, 2 baths, CH/A, stone fire
place, 2 1/2 car garage, privacy fence,
sewer connected. Too many amenities
to list. One of a kind. 414 Arizona Drive,
Mexico Beach, $170,000. Call 850-648-
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
2 bedroom, 1 bath, vinyl siding house,
central H/A, fenced in yard, high & dry.
Squirrel Ave., Howard Creek, $49,900,
/call 850-827-7201. 2tp5/3
Early Childhood Services, Inc. offers
CDA and infant-toddler classes for:
individuals interested in pursuing a
career in child care. For more infor-
rnation regarding child care training
classes, please contact us at 872-7550,
ex-tensiorn 2287. 2tc4/26'
Grass cutting, call 227-9103. tfc5/3
James Hurley, Jr. Construction. New
Homes, Room Additions, Remodeling,
Decks, Free Estimates, call 566-3647,
Shoreline Styles, 2904 W. Hwy, 98,
Mexico Beach has a new tanning-bed,
Monday.- Saturday 4tc4/19
For Sale, Delicious, homemade scratch
cakes made on order. Decorated cakes
and cookies, call Nita 648-9029. tfc5/3
Looking to buy used 4 wheeler in
good condition. Call 229-8122 before
5:00 PMli. tfc5/3
The City of Port St. Joe will be accepting applica-
tions for the City's Summer Recreation Program at
City Hall. STAC House and Washington Gym.
Applications may be picked up and returned to the
Municipal Building. 305 Cecil G. Costin Blvd.,
beginning Thursday, May 3-18.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a, Drug-free
Workplace and is an EOE/AAE.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
Itc. May 3. 2001.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0001-29
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any qualified person.
company or corporation interested In constructing
the following project:
GULF COUNTY SHIPBUILDING ROAD,
INCLUDING 8,400 FEET OF NEW
PAVEMENT, DRAINAGE IMPROVE-
MENTS AND CONNECTION TO STATE
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
Rish. Inc.. 1923-A Capital Circle N.E.. Tallahassee.
Florida 32308. (850) 219-8050. The bid must con-
form to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on pub-
lic entity crimes. Please refer to Project #003.089.
Cost for Plans and specifications will be $200.00 per
set and Is non-refundable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. Plans and specifica-
tions can be examined free of charge at the following
Preble-Rish Consulting Engineering, 1923-A
Capital Circle. N.E. Tallahassee, FL 32308
Preble-Rish Consulting Engineering, 401 Reid
Avenue. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 227-
Completion date for this project will be 120 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful' bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the pro-
ject on the specified date will be set at $200.00 per
.Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER and what the bid Is
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m.. 'E.D.T. on
Monday. May 7, 2001. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court. Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin. Sr. Blvd.. Room 148. Port.St. Joe. FL
32456. and will be opened and read alpud on
Tuesday. May 8. 2001 at 6:00 p.m., E.D.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters. Jr.. Chairman
Attest' /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
3te April '? April 26 :.na M..', 3 2001i
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 00-451CA
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK, .
as Successor by merger with
First Union National Bank of Florida,
CAROLYN R, LeHARDY, et al, '
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Frank ,-i LcHardy
LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE: 530-3rd Street
Port Saint Joe, FL
CURRENT RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property In Gulf
Lot Fourteen (14) In Block "B". In C. P.
GAULDING'S ADDITION TO HIGHLAND
VIEW SUBDMSION. a subdivision of the
Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4) of Government
Lot 14, Section 26, Township 7 South,
Range 11 West. ac,:urinng toL te :,lhcial plati
th,.'r.:. t-:n ille in mre OiTice i rne Clerk of.
the Circuit Court, C.GuII C':.ur,,. F'i.rd-Tr-
TOGETHER WITH all the Improvements
now or hereafter erected crn thi property.
arid all easements, rights, appunenan:res.
rents, royalties, mineral. 'oil and gas rights
and profits, water rights and stock and all'
fixtures now or hereafter' attached to the
has been filed against you and you are required to
.serve a copy of your written defenses. If-any, within
30 days after the first publication of this Notice of
Action, on Gerald D. Davis. Holland & Knight LLP.
Si 'ra il'ri- llorne, .hro.e ,i-jd re_ is ,01`1e F -.:.gre:4
fI- 2.'-, I'.,.' ei' tr 1 ,\ ,,: SU ite I6'-' st P.ler ,burIg
FL. 3 -0i a,,1 'ile the ..riginal .th tlis C urt either
t.ag.a.'i n y .o.u' n h liinrlif alarne, f tr it rrii.ediin C l:.,
r ,--,, icr r. ot, e r,rile de.ijult ,illl be entered
against you for the relief demanded In the Complaint
Right Is reserved to reject any and all proposals and
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of thir-
ty (30) days after date set for opening.
Jerry Kelley, Superintendent
Gulf County School Board
Port Saint Joe, Florida
/s/ Charles A. Gaskin, ARA
P. 0. Box 7
2tc. April 26 and May 3, 2001.
The contents of the following storage sheds, located
' at Highway 22 Mini Storage, 1249 Highway 22.
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465. will be sold on
Saturday. May 5th, at 8:00 a.m.:
Unit #49 Rented to "Unknown"
Unit #51 Rented to Lane Loveless
Unit #55 Rented to J. Porter
High a, 22 ra ini St:r.,gi
P 0 Bt,\ 172
Wev.,I;It:hka fl 2;46F':,
lI50') 1639 "-,.' 5
2ic April 2F3 ..n M'y .3 2001
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED PROPOSALS
CITY OF WEWAHIICHKA
The Cr'l .:.' V.evahil,:hk3 will accept propose
.1- fI.r a net heating, cooling .-'i'ternm for City Hall.
All bidders muit Imiahe m3ridAt.r suite s lt nd talk
with ,'i Mardnger o:.r Cir', Superintendent
SpecificaOin;nr ma be obtainedd I'ro. m e City HIll at
I ,:i S, Se.orr. Street in v.e. initchki during regular
,orkdi i between 7 :1: AM r nd 4 00J Pm.1 ICT Bids
uTU;t be mirl,.d "SEALED BIDS" and must be
r.xei'ea Lb., h',,: Cii. Clerk pri:.r to 4 ,'1 PM ICTfI.
Monday Ia.1, I 4 2001' B i- t.'l be opened during
the Ptula.i CIvr, Comml- nr, m.'r'-ung on Monaa',
Mla, 14 26'01 al 6 j':1 Fr, IC 1
2tc April 26 and r .'., 3 20i'
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED PROPOSALS
CITY OF WEWAHITCHEA
The Cir, .of Wuet. i',chi. has declared the fol-
loina itlr.ms is surplus .and 'ill accept sealed bids
'for the .pur.:r3i-e oi' thie ieenmi
One (I| 1978 American Jeep VIN
One }1) 1984 American Jeep VIN
One (1I) Mud Hog
One (I Blue Striper Machine
One |I) Trencher
Bids mu.t be marked -SEALED BIDS" and
mu i be recer ed by Lhe Cit'i Clerl- prior to 4 C'0 PM
(C'1l Monday M.3\ 14. .01 Items ma., be inspect.
ed at the City Sewer HiMn during regular" workdays
between 5 00 AM and 3 00j) PM. Bids .ull be opened
during the Pegular Cir,' Commision meeung on
.londay. May 14 2,':'1 at 6 3t A PM IC-TI
. .I-.. ..
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
Notice is hereby given 'that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned Intends to
register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State, the fictitious trade name under
which it will be engaged in business and in which
said business is to be carried on. to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Bay Watch Charters.
MAILING ADDRESS: 133 Magellan Street, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): Charles W. Lamb.
ltp, May 3, 2001.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends to'
register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State, the fictitious trade name.under
which It will be engaged in business and In which
said business Is to be carried on. to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Bay Watch Beauty
MAILING ADDRESS: 133 Magellan Street, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): Darlene M. Lamb.
Itp. Mayi3, 2001.
The Logic and Accuracy Test with the AIS Scanner
for the City of.Port St. Joe Election which will be
held May 8. 2001 Is scheduled for Monday. May 7,
2001. at 11:00 A.M.. EST. at the Gulf County
The public is Invited to attend.
Itc. May 3. 2001. Linda Griffin
Ite. May 3. 2001. Supervisor of Elections
or petition. This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks In the The Star.
WITNESS my hand and the .e .1 .-i thii Co-n1
on this 16 day of April, 2001.
Douglas C. Birnitingrham Clerk
Clerk of the Court i,
By: /s/ B. Downs
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with t'i. .biltue;
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate In this proceeding
should contact the Individual or agency sending
notice no later than seven days prior to the proceed-
ing. If hearing Impaired ITDD) 1-d00-955-8771. or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770. Via Florida Relay Service.
2tc. April 26 and May 3. 2001.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Equlfundifg.
Inc.. the holder of the following Tax Certificate. has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of Issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which
it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 108
Application No. 2001-02
Year of Issuance: 1998
R.E. No. 01238-0OOR
Description of Property:
Lots I and 2. Block 1. Midway Park Subdivision, as
per recorded Plat In Book 1. Page 43. Public Records'
of Gulf County. Florida.
ALSO, a right of way for boat use only unto the own-
ers and their guest of Lots I and 2, in Block 1. of
said Midway Park Subdivision, on the creek or
branch, flowing through said Lot, ,7, of Block 2.
Midway Park Subdivision, for the purpose of Ingress
and egress from said Lots I and 2, Block 2. to the
waters of Dead Lakes as given by Harry J. Leary to
J. A. Sudduth and wife. Vera R. Sudduth, and
recorded in Official Records Book 17. Page 982 and
recorded In the First Addition to Shamrock Estates
as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 51, Public Records
of Gulf County. Florida.
ALSO, that part of Bass Street In Midway Park
Subdivision which lies West of Lots 3. 4, 5. 6 and 7.
Block 2, of said Subdivision, and which lies NonrJo .
East and South of the existing county road -.Id
parcel being approximately 30 feet In width and
apl.FroMriaieiv,' 'i '.Iei in length as. recorded In
Oi' Ti' ia,,l i.',rcir"- Bo.k 38 t Page 641..'
',-hne In v h'ih :,_-.'ed Jonathan Curtis Gates
and Paul Patrick Gates
All of said properrj being in the Gulf County. State
Unless _uch certiflcale shail be redeer-r,.d according
to law. the property, described In uch cer,-'dicate \tll
be .sold t0. the higrie i bidder in the frorn Lobby i,'."
the Gulf Court Cou,-thouse at. I I A M E S T.
on Wednesday, the 23rd day of May, 2001.
Dated this 19tli day oi April 2001
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris ,
4tc, April 26. May 3. 10, and 17; 2001.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids in duplicate will be received until 10:0p
AM ET, May 10. 2001. at the office of GuItf County
School Board, 150 Middle School Road Portn Sain
Joe, Florida at which time and place all bid. Aill be
publicly opened and read aloud for:
ADULT EDUCATION BUILDING
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD I'I
Port Saint Joe. Florida
JOB NO: 2011
The Contractor shall furnish all labor, materials and
equipment; and shall be responsible for the entire
completion of this project.
Plans, specifications and contract documents may
be inspected at the office of the Architect, 130 Hwy.
22, Wewahitchka. Florida, and may be procured by
General Contractors. upon a deposit of $100.00 per
set for plans and specifications, of which $50.00 will
be refunded to each General Contractor, who sub-
mits a bid and returns all documents in good condl-
tion within 10 days after the date of opening of bids.
Cashier's check, certified check or bid bond, for not
less than 5% of the amount of bid. must accompany
Performance. Labor and Materials bond, and
Workman's Compensation Insurance will be
required of the successful bidder.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED PROPOSALS
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
The City of Wewahitchka will accept proposalS for
5000 ft. 6" Class 200 PVC Bell & 0 Ring
3 CI MJ 90 Degree Els
7 6" MJ Tees
9 MH Gate Valves
6 -6" Fire Hydrants, 3-way; 4 1/2" valve
opening; 36' Bury Traffic Model
24 6" MJ Retainers
22 6" MJ Accessory Kits
8 6" CI,MJ 45 Degree Els
Bids must be clearly marked "SEALED BIDS" and
must be received by the City Clerk prior to 5:00 PM
(CT, Monday, May 14. 2001. Bids will be opened
during the Regular Commission meeting on
Monday, May 14. 2001 at 6;30 PM (CTM.
ltc. May 3. 2001.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
, Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter '
,865.09'Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends to
register with the Division of Corporations,'
Department of State, the fictitious trade name under
which it will be engaged In business and In which
said business is to be carried on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Star Shipping.
MAILING ADDRESS: 209-211 Reid Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): The Star Publishing Company of Port
St. Joe, Inc.
Itp, May 3, 2001.
Conforms to All
FL Building Codes
BAHAMA & COLONIAL SHUTTERS
I am O&: U.. I L ..
......Frree E st imate~s :
NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Nonce 1. hereb. gi.er, t.at the Cit. oi Port St. Joe's s-
prm'u'2 elecuon will be hel2 Tuesday May 8. 2001
in the STAC House on Eigth Street Ple.-e note
thtt thi.is ` a charge in, ,:.-au.an I'ron' pnor years due AA* U
to c n trucu:n tn Fire S t.uen Tihe Polls open at
7 'If' A M EDTi. and o.'i:se at, 7,iO' PM .I ED'l
THE CIrY OF PORT ST. JOE
,ps p C ir, Auditr ,,rC lerl.
IR$. May 3. 2001
Unbelievable Potential! Historic Property with dedicated,
Bay View. Located on 4 Lots on the corner of Port St.
Joe's two major highways. There are 15BD/15BTH, a
Bar/Restaurant, Retail Space, a Banquet Room, and an
G lUny (Call)
"a Anitra Norton
-I -I, > (850)227-8339
Gulf Coast Realty, Inc. (850) 2279600
NEW! See The Star On Line at.
Do it yourself and save money or let us install[
Buy Direct from
Shutters Si eld
Upgrade Your Evisting
Panels to Accordions
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