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ekton Rorqual Nearl Read
45-Man Work Crew Putting Finishing Touches on SWATH Ship
Located nearl two miles from wide by 1000' long and will soon of motion sickne
ss or sea sick Motors Being Installed are in the process of bhing
the closest paved road along the
Gulf County Canal, Gulf County
Shipbuilding is more than just a
little off the beaten path.
For nearly a year, workers
have driven 1.9 miles of bumpy
dirt road and picked up their
welding torches, tools, and vari-
ous other necessities of the trade
to forge out the second ship in the
Nekton fleet-the Nekton
Rorqual. That effort has almost
reached fruition as the giant
SWATH designed ship has taken
on a very similar appearance to
her sister ship, the dive cruise
ship Nekton Pilot.
"'We are planning to launch
the vessel in about a month," said
John Dixon, president of Gulf
be psed to. support the 180 long
ton (403.200 pounds) weight of
Nekton Rorqual as it makes its
way to the sea.
DL\on said he believes the
Nekton Rorqual and Nekton Pilot
are the world's largest 78' ships.
That's due in part because of the
unique SWATH design of the ship
which utilizes two giant pontoons
for floatation. one on each side of
the 40' width.
The pontoons are used to
help stabilize the ship and can
actually take on water in ballast
tanks, which raises or lowers the
ship's profile (draw) on the water.
Depending on water conditions.
this technique can be used to sta-
bilize the ship and ultimately pro-
Local SWAT Members County Shipbuilding. vide a comfortable nde Ior aive
Nektort Rorqual dwarfs the cruise customers.
Awarded Lawton landscape of the area as it sits on THE SWATH-designed vessel
the marine rail slipway which ndes up to eight times more sta-
Chiles Scholarship leads to Gulf County Shipbuild- ble than traditionally designed
-' lBasedonhr dati ing's 200' x 300' boat basin. The boats. More stability equates to a
Based on her dedication in giant rail system measures 80' smoother ride and less likelihood
fighting tobacco use in her com-
munity and among her peers,
Heather Scott, a senior from:i
Wewahitchka High School, was
warded a four-year prepaid cover B u ria
lege scholarship to her choice of
state colleges from the Lawton
Chiles Foundation. established in 0
--. ,. y P B .Corre ted
1998 to continue the efforts of the
former Florida Governor- in his
dedication to improving the. lives
(See SWAT on Page 3A)"
Port St. Joe City Commis-
sioner Christine WVilliams told
commissioners that, "Someone is
buried in the wrong place ... at
Forest Park Cemetery. Commis-
sioner WVilliams asked City Clerk
Pauline Pendarvis if the problem
has been identified and corrected.
Apparently there has been
some confusion as to which bunal
plot belongs to whom and an indi-
vidual has been buried in the
wrong lot. Pendarvis said ,the
funeral home responsible would
correct the problem. but it was
not clear which provider had
made the mistake at press time
Gulf County Commissioner
Nathan Peters. Jr. reported to the
board that the street dance had
gone verywivell. The only incident
occurred during the early morn-
.ing hours and involved' out-of-
town visitors. Peters said the
altercation was stopped before it
escalated, and the dance ended
shortly thereafter at approximate-
ly 3:30 a.m.
Comrrnissioner Benny Roberts
acknowledged that all reports he
had received had been very good
*Agreed to advertise for bids
for a new phone system at City
*Open bids' for concrete work
to be done at Frank Pate Park
boat ramp as finishing ,touches
are put on the launch site reha-
Siprell Construction and
Southeastern Mechanical Con-
tractors bid for the work ($12,254
and $11,400, respectively'. The.
(See PSJ on Page 3A)
School board members responded to questions from the crowd during the public workshop.
School Board Holds Workshop
I Members of the Gulf County
School Board held another public
workshop on redistricting last
Thursday, July 12th. The meeting
session was held in the
.Wewahitchka Elementary School
Commons Area with a focus on
hearing from residents in the
northern 'portion of the county.
School board members are formu-
lating ideas on the direction the
board will take by hearing feed-
back from the public on the vari-
Board Chairman Dr. Mary
Pridgeon opened the meeting
expressing the board's tendency
to exclude inmate numbers from
their redistricting plans and to
maintain district boundaries as
much as possible in bringing dis-
trict numbers to balance.
Chairman Pridgeon also
explained that the school board
and county commission were not
under the same state mandates
explaining that the commission
board was mandated by 'law to
change its district boundaries
where the school board's require-
ments are not as stringent.
Pridgeon got plenty of support
for her statements from most of
the 25 to 30 folks present at the
Board member Oscar Redd
also voiced his support for mak-
ing as little changes to the exist-
ing district boundaries as possi-
Gary Ross, chairman of the
Gulf County Republican Party,
and Pat McFarland, chairman of
the 'Gulf County Democratic
(See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 3A)
School Board Chairman Dr. Mary
Pridgeon points to scenario.
Two 800 horsepower motors
(See NEKTON on Page 9A)
Nekton Rorqual dwarfs everything around it sitting high on dry dock.
253 Appeals/Protests Filed
Against FEMA's Flood Maps
Two hundred fifty-three
appeals and protests were filed by
property owners opposing FEMA's
new flood map proposals for Cape
San Bias and Indian pass.
Gulf County Chief Adminis-
trator Don Butler recently told the
commission board that the
appeals were mailed off by his
office at, the conclusion of the 90-
day appeals window set by FEMA.
Ron Morrow.,president of the
Gulf County Coastal Development
Association (GCCDA). said,
Property owners are basically left
in limbo at this point."
o FENMA is bound by its rules to
address each of the appeals filed,
but the ultimate outcome or
response will likely not be known
for quite some time. Property
owners had to follow FEMA's
guidelines in filing the, protest
including furnishing scientific'
data and guidance that might dis-
prove their property is in a higher
Rood probability area.
One of the things that has
been 'pointed out, by pi-operty
owners is that FEMA did not fol-
low protocol that would have been
accepted according to its own
rules in establishing the proposed
flood map changes they have
Some of FEMA's data is so far
off that property owners are
unable to locate their properties
- to determine exactly how the new
flood zones will impact them.
Julia Cunniingham, president
of the Cape San Blas Taxpayers
Association (CSBTA), wrote a let-
ter of formal protest to FEMA on
behalf of the group.
Cunningham states in her let-
"Reasons for Protest: This for-
mal protest on behalf on the
CSBTA members, totaling several
hundred property owners, is
being submitted for the reasons
1. Members are unable to
locate their properties due to the
fact that the streets are as much
as 500 feet out of place, many
streets are misnamed, completely
left off the map, and several
streets have been added that do
not exist. These mistakes need to
be addressed before owners can
determine where their property is
2. Base flood elevation has
been arbitrarily raised 33% with-
out any scientific reason.
Historical data shows that the St.
Joseph Bay, during Hurricane
Opal, in October of 1995, -an 86
year event, rose only to an eleva-
tion of 5.5 feet.
3. Topographical data used to
develop these .proposed flood
fi'aps has not been "certified" by
an qualified professional.
The letter goes on to ri-equest
FEMA to halt the appeals process
until these concerns are
Morrow poitited out that
these concerns have been
brought to the attention of FEMA
in the past, but to date they. have
hot advised either the CSBTA or
the GCCDA as, to what their reme-
dies, if any, will be.
"If there is no reasonable
resolve or solution offered for the
issue, it could possibly end up in
the courts," Morrow stated.
Basically property owners
want FEMA' to clean up their map
proposals so that they can be
accurately read and understood
and follow scientific protocol to
establish the iew flood zone ele-
vation levels. Once that Is com-
plete, a new window of appeals
period should be reopened for
The reason FEMA's proposed
changes are such a big deal at
Cape San Blas, and not such an
issue in other places in Gulf
County and other areas where
changes are being proposed, is
the fact that the area of the Cape
is listed as a Coastal Barrier
Resource Act (CBRA) area.
What all of this means is that
the areas' can not qualify for gov-
ernment backed flood insurance
programs and property owners
must purchase private insurance
at much inflated rates. If it were
not for insurance availability and
how the subsequent, conse-
quences might affect property val-
ues and loan options, the new
flood elevation would not be as
major a concern.
Members of the Gulf County
Coastal Development Association
are planning a trip to Washington
this fall to talk with federal Fish
and Wildlife representatives about
the CBRA designation in hopes of
having it removed from Cape San
Changes Name to
South Gulf Co. TA
On Wednesday, July 1 ith, by
unanimous decision, the board
finalized action of the Cape San
Blas Taxpayers Association to
expand to include all of- south
Gulf. County, almost identically
mirroring Precinct 14.
The new association, "South
Gulf County Taxpayers Associa-
tion," will cover the C-30 corridor
from Highway 98 to the county
line. This area includes Simmons
Bayou, The Plantation, Cape San
Blas and Indian Pass. -
Gary Ross, chairman of the
Gulf County Republican Party
and a new member, said, "This
(See NAME CHANGE on Page 3A)
Boyd Staff Office
Hours in Port St. Joe
A member of Congressman
Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida)
staff will be visiting Port St. Joe
on the third Friday of every month
so that the people of Gulf County.
will have the opportunity to dis-
cuss in person issues of concern
Congressman Boyd's staff
has been trained to assist con-
stituents with a variety of issues
related .to various federal agen-
cies. It is important to the
Congressman that his staff makes
themselves available to those who
are not able to travel to either his
Panama City or Tallahassee
Office hours with
Congressman Boyd's staff are
Friday, July 20th from 9:00 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m., at the Gulf County
Courthouse downstairs confer-
ence room in Port St. Joe.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2001
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR
HIc444e. Dov4o tV Wit kC4 by Kesley Colbert
Thanks For Your Time
Ball Back In
Gulf County has officially put the ball back into the Federal
Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) court as it turned in a
total of 253 formal appeals and protests to the proposed flood map
changes at Cape San Bias and Indian Pass.
This dispute has been going on for quite some time as proper-
ty owners and county officials have attempted to apply some sem-
blance of reasoning as to why and how such major changes in
flood maps are justified.
Only through a lot of help from Congressman Allen Boyd,
county officials, and the Gulf County Coastal Development
Association have property owners been able to get an extension on
the timeframe to help counter FEMA's proposals.
Now FEMA might have some perfectly good reasons for making
such drastic changes to flood probability elevations and increasing
the acreage of that probability in the aforementioned areas. But,
the truth of the matter is if property owners were to respond in
their appeals and protests to FEMA with the same type of statis-
tics, information, and scientific data FEMA produced to establish
these new flood elevations-FEMA would laugh in the face of prop-
It is kind of embarrassing that many of these property owners
are unable to locate their properties on the maps that FEMA has
produced as the new flood maps for the area. Some streets appear
to be as much as 500' out of place. Other streets are misnamed or
have been completely left off of the proposed maps and several
streets have been added that do not exist.
Okay, here's the punch line-in order for property owners'
appeals to even be considered, they must counter proposed FEMA
maps with scientific data countering the maps. If this were not so
true, it would be humorous.
Furthermore, let us not forget, that FEMA is saying give me
some "professional" data showing these maps are not as they say
when the data they claimed in establishing flood elevations has not
been "certified" as being accurate by professionals.
Who said something like this could not happen in America? If
property owners' appeals are not accepted, at least to the point
that FEMA cleans up their faulty data and does legitimate eleva-
tion surveys, property owners could be forced to take their gov-
ernment to court in order to make it follow its own rules I'm
Unfortunately, the only way to communicate with FEMA effec-
tivelyfis through the people who, fund their agency-senators and
congressmen. As stated, Congressman Boyd has helped enor-
mously in this process. But, he could use a little more help-
Surveys Keep Coming In
Responses to the recent survey conducted by The Star continue to
come in. We've had over 200 responses to date and the proportions of
"yes" and "no" remain about the same across the county.
Nobody wants to count prisoners in establishing new district lines;
over 93% of Gulf countians want the. same district lines for both the
school board and county commission seats; over 95% disagree with
reconfiguring county District 3 to include a narrow path along Highway
98 connecting it to Cape San Bias and Indian Pass around District 5.
The biggest change these latecomers made to the results reported
last week concerned the question of returning to county-wide voting or
at-large voting for commission seats. Last week's results showed 72%
of respondents supported the shift away from single member districts.
When the latest pile of surveys were added in, that percentage jumped
to 81.5% supporting a return to at-large voting practices.
This percentage is very close to the 78% of Gulf voters who
responded the same way in, a 1992 county-wide referendum on the
While this is not a certified, bonified, for-real survey of the county,
I believe the response is very much in line with how the vast majority
of Gulf County residents feel on these four questions. I hope both
school board members and .county commissioners have taken note of
Folks, I need to do a little
housekeeping today. So many of
you have been kind enough to ask
me about certain aspects of a
story, or comment on something I
have written or maybe cast a few
stones when I don't see "it" just as
you do, it would be rude if I didn't
acknowledge some of your obser-
vations and questions.
First of all, please be assured
that I appreciate every comment.
I'm not a writer. I don't pretend to
be. I don't have any "standards" to
keep up. And I'm not trying to
move from The Star to the Black
Hills Free Press in Wontover,
South Dakota. I'm just trying to
tell you a little story each week to
hopefully bring a smile or a nod of
agreement . something that
might brighten both of our days.
Many of you have borne with
me through thick and thin over a
mounting number of years now.
And I fear the thin is rising to the
top. But for a guy who backed into
the writing game and has been
"pretending" for more years than I
can count now, you have been
most tolerant. I thank you for it.
And yes. I get tired of telling
you about my family. But I either
don't know enough to write about
yours-or I know too much!!
And yes, there really is a place
named Frog Jump. Tennessee. It's
about fifteen miles southwest of
Skullbone. And about five miles,
as the crow flies, west of Fruitland.
It's just a little north of Crockett
Mills, close to the middle fork of
the Forked Deer River. If you are
going out to Brazil or Eaton, every-
body knows you go down to Frog
Jump and turn right.
I have had several people ask
me about chewing tobacco since
John Owens got us off on the sub-
ject. Most want to know why I quit.
It's simple. I enjoyed chewing for
twenty five years or so. I can't start
to tell you the number of times I
threw a chew in after, a good meal
or during a quiet moment on the
range or a wild session in the
classroom. I quit because the price
of Levi-Garret went to $1.59 a
A man has got to know his lim-
itations! I wasn't paying that kind
of money for something that I was-
n't even swallowing!
Someone asked me why I
incorrectly capitalize the M and
the F When simply referring to my
Mother or Father in a story. You
are an intelligent audience! And
I'm sure there are English lan-
guage afficionados out there that
cnnge at a lot of my blunders. But
listen closely, capitalizing a letter
when refernng to my parents is
not a mistake! I don't let syntax.
grammar, split infinities, or the
way they do it in Boston affect the
respect and honor I reserve for
And I never simply refer to
them either. Every single time I
write, think or allude to Mom, or
Dad-it is with the fondest
thoughts and the absolute utmost
respect I can muster. There is a
lifetime of worship, love, apprecia-
tion, thanks, and awe behind that
capital M. I pray you are as blessed
A lot of folks ask about
LaRenda Bradfield, Graylene
Lemorids and Buddy Wiggleton.
They want to know if, the names
are real, or did I make them up.
Come on guys! You think I could
make up names like that! I went to
grade school and high school with
all three. They are good friends.
And when I see them, one of the
first things they. always say goes
something like this, "I told my
daughter (son-in-law, Sunday
school class, grandson, etc.) that I
went to school with a guy named
Kesley-they don't believe me!"
A lot of former students ask
why I quit teaching. Well, it was
because of a lot of my former stu-
dents! I was doing so good until
that class of ..
F'm just kidding guys. If
Debble. Tank and the Mad
Russian couldn't run me off, I
believe I could have hung in there
for the long haul. Actually. I woke
up one day and realized I was rais-
ing everyone's children except my
own. Josh and Jess were in bed
most days when I went to work.
And they were asleep a lot of-time
when I got home after football or
baseball practice. I wanted to
spend more time with them. ;
I missed teaching, but I didn't
miss my boys growing up.
Some of the folks I taught iow
have sons and daughters in high
school. I'm trying to look 'em all up
... so I can tell them a few:sto--
ries about their parents ". ... :
Oh, several of you ask about
the honeymoon. And yes, we went
right from the church to the base-
ball field. 'Course, I have rued
many a' times over the years as to
how I handled that day. It :was
simply poor planning on my part. I
have apologized to Cathy a thou-
sand times. We should have had
the wedding at eight in the m'qrn-
ing. We could have lingered at -the
reception and still made it to; -the
game for all nine innings!
I have .been asked numerous
times about how much I am paid
to crank out these little blurbs. I
don't know why anyone would be
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
Observing "Neighborly" Friends of Fur, Fowl, and
things happened to me this
week-several unusual and inter-
The first happened last
Sunday just past noon. Willie and
his wife, Shirley, had invited us to
eat dinner with them. It was a "for
free" invite, so we accepted. We
were enjoying a dinner of roast
beef with all the trimmings and
teasing "Little Will' when all of a
sudden Willie jumped up out of
his chair and exclaimed, "Look
out there on the front lawn.
There's two grey foxes playing!"
We all looked and, sure
enough, there were two full grown
grey foxes frolicking on his front
We watched them for a few
minutes, then they ran across the
street and went under Al Ray's
azalea hedge where they stayed
.for a few minutes. Then, they
came out from under the hedge
and went into Ralph Macomber's
yard to play a while longer before
disappearing from view.
That was a "first" for me. I've
never seen two grey foxes in town
THEN, MONDAY OF last
week, I was sitting out on the
back porch reading, when sud-
denly I heard a quail whistle!
We had a covey of quail which
lived in the park across the street
and in the former underbrush
which lined Gautier Lane, before
the houses were built on the
street recently. With the building
activity going on, the quail evi-
dently moved on to more bushy
At any rate, they stopped,
whistling for a long period of time.
After a while, another quail
answered and! they called back
and forth to one another for about
a half hour. I have heard them
every day since.
Wednesday, Frenchie called
me to the front window and there
were two quail walking across the
front yard, as big as you please.
Our cat happened to be
somewhere else at the time. Cats
wreak havoc on quail. They like
quail meat almost as much as
Our cat is one of the breed
Kesley was writing about last
week, except that ours just came
to stay and doesn't insist on stay-
ing in the house. He, she, or "it" is
strictly an outside cat.
I'm kidding about not know-'
ing the gender.of our outside cat..
After the cat first took up with us,
I got to remembering the last cat
we had presented us with'an end-
less supply of baby kittens. We'd
no more thah. give the latest litter
away until she would present us
-Determinred not to let this sit-
uation arise again, I borrowed a
cat trap and .caught the new cat
and took he-she-it to Dr. Nelson
to.be "spayed." After a while, Dr.
Nelson called me and said, "Are
you sure .you want this cat
'spayed'? It's a male cat and I'll
have to perform some miracle in
order to be able to "spay" it."
I told him I just wanted it
"fixed," no matter what its sex
might be. So now, I have an "it"
cat which lives outside and
threatens the resurgence: of the
quail population around my
I haven't found any quail
remains on the carport, yet. I did
find the remains of a garter snake
"it" had dragged up and present-
ed me with.
FRIDAY OF LAST week, I
was watching the baseball game,
between the Atlanta "Braves" and
the Boston "Red Sox" when Rafael
Furcal threw his shoulder out of
place on a slide into second base.
After the trainer could not
put the shoulder back, who
should come trotting out on the
field but the team's physician, Dr.
It has been 20 years since I
have seen Dr. Joe. He has aged a
bit in the meantime.
It was in Piedmont Hospital,
following my first hip joint
replacement that I last saw him.
Dr. Robert Wells, another surgeon
in the group, had performed the
surgery and left for an orthope-
dies convention in New Zealand
the same night.
The next morning Dr. Joe
Chandler came into my room, and
announced he would do the after
care. He had a button on his ,lab
coat which said, "It's a boy!" His
wife had presented him with his
first-born son the night before'.
Joe Chandler also removed
my stitches and gave me a clean
bill of health to take the plane
It was a few weeks later when
I went back for a check-up by Dr.
Wells and "Braves" utility out-
fielder, Rufino Linares was walk-
ing through the waiting room- on
crutches. When I got in to see the
doctor, I verified that whom I saw
was, indeed, Rufino Linares. \
Dr. Wells replied that it Was
and I said, 'Why don't the 'Braves'
play him more? He's a pretty gbbd
Dr. Wells replied, "He's a gpbd
hitter alright, but his glove, is
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2001 PAGE 3A
, of.children in the state.
For the third year in a row,
the Chiles Foundation has pre-
sented scholarship awards to
exemplary members of SWAT,
Students Working Against
Tobacco, a youth-led organization
of teens working with the Florida
Department of Health and dedi-
cated to educating young people
about the dangers of tobacco.
There are over 10,000 SWAT
members statewide dedicated to
fighting the war against the
tobacco companies. Each year,
'one outstanding student is cho-
en as the 'Youth Advocate of the
Year" and awarded the prestigious
Lawton Chiles Scholarship.
Heather hhs been a member
'of' Gulf County SWAT since its
inception; in 1997 and has held
positions that include Region 1
Chair, where she represented 13
counties in Northwest Florida on
the state executive board, and
Vice-Chair of the Tobacco-Free
Partnership of Gulf County. Her
involvement in SWAT was
inspired by her mother who
recently succumbed to throat
cancer as a result of tobacco
exposure. This Fall, she plans to
attend Florida A & M University in
The Chiles Foundation's sec-
ond award of a two-year prepaid
scholarship was given to Tamara
Gibson, a junior at Flagler Palm
Coast High School in St.
Augustine. Tamara has been
involved in SWAT for over three
years and is currently the organi-
zation's state chair.
Ashley Norman, a junior at
APALACHICOLA, FU 32-329
From Page 1
Spruce Creek High School in New
Smyrna Beach, received a $1000
savings bond. Ashley has also
been with SWAT since its start
and has held positions that
include county representative and
Honorable mention was
received by Thomas Philpot, a
junior at Pensacola High School,
Amy Nesbitt, a junior at Holmes
County High School in Bonifay,
and Manita Madaan, a senior at
Western High School in Fort
Award recipients were chosen
by a panel of judges tasked with
ranking applicants on their histo-
ry of work within the organiza-
tion, leadership qualities and
essay submissions. Nearly 50
SWAT members applied .for the
scholarships with the, prerequi-
sites that they be a junior or
senior in school, a participating
member of SWAT and maintain at
least a 2.5 GPA. Crispin, Porter &t
Bogusky, Sonshine Communica-
tions and Scholastic Inc., three
organizations working with
Florida's anti-tobacco program,
also contributed to the scholar-
,ship dollar amount.
-From Page 1
Executive Committee spoke out in
opposition to the inclusion of
inmate population when looking
at district numbers.
The Gulf County Commission
had initially agreed to join with
the school board for the workshop
session, but changed its mind (4-
1, Peters opposed) a few weeks
ago when deciding to adopt
Scenario 11B if the State Attorney
General recommends the county
include inmate numbers, and, if
rnot, the board would go with
Bobo Owens" asked Commis-
sion Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.
if he felt the commission board
was doing the will of the people or
the will of the commission. Peters
responded in his opinion it was
the will of the commission.
Several of the maps/scenar-
ios proposed by the county com-
mission were on display dunng
the meeting and some of the van-
ous plans were reviewed.
*. .4 .-
Body Found Near
Tapper Bridge ID'd
On Saturday, July 7th, three
young men from Alabama were
fishing in the area ofSt. Joseph's
Bay and the Gulf County Canal A
when they discovered a deceased
white male lying on the beach
Around 7:00 p.m., ET. ,
The Florida Department of f '"
Law Enforcement (FDLE) mobile '
crime scene unit was summoned V
by the, Port St. Joe Police
Department, with FDLE process-
ing the area where the body was
discovered. The body .was
removed and transported to the .
Bay County Medical Examiner's- ...,. ...
Officer for an autopsy and subse- :
quent examination. -. ..
Through fingerpnnt compar-
isons. FDLE has confirmed the
v.: $deceased as beina James Th "as 'n.. ----
-; i Fr'- ier, white male. date of','irth -
December 18. 1952. permanent" ei
address unknown. James Thomas Frazler
The Port St. Joe Police ties. employment, or place of resi-
Department is continuing its dence, please contact Sgt. James
investigation into the cause of Hersey or Sgt. Terry Carr of the
death. Anyone having knowledge Port St. Joe Police Department at
of James Frazier's recent active 227-1414.
MMS Issues Proposed Notice of Sale
The U.S. Department of the
Interior's Minerals Management
Service issued recently a proposed
SNotice of Sale for Sale 181 in the'
Eastern Gulf of Mexico. outlining
the terms and conditions of the
Lease sale. The sale, the llth sale
on the Outer Continental Shelf
(OCS) in the Eastern Gulf of.
Mexico, is tentatively scheduled
for December 5, 2001, in New
Orleans, Louisiana. The notice of
availability or the proposal is pub-
Slished in today's Federal Register.
S The sale '..area encompasses
256 blocks in the Eastern: Gulf of
Mexico Outer Continental Shelf
planning area .and covers about
1.47 million acres. At present, 23
.: blocks in this ,area are:'under ,
lease. Blocks in this sale :are'
located from 100 miles offshore
'from the 'Alabama-Florida state-
line and over 285 miles from
Tampa. Florida. Estimates..- pf
undiscovered economically recov-.
erable hydrocarbons in this pro-',
ANNUAL DISTRICT 2 CLEAN-UP
The District 2 Clean-Up will be on Wednesday, July 25, Thursday, July 26,
and Friday, July 27, 2001. All items must be placed on the right-of-way by
Monday, July 23, 2001. The clean-up will ,begin in the District 2 area of
Wewa, Williamsburg, Methodist Hill, the area north of the West Arm Bridge
to the County Line and Overstreet. This is one time pick-up NO
All items must be separated (i.e. white goods, wood products, yard debris, etc.).
PLEASE, NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE
If you have any questions, please contact the Gulf County Public Works Office
at (850) 227-1401.
Commissioner Billy E. Traylor, District II
Itc, July 19, 2001
posalare 1.25 trillion cubic feet of
natural gas and 185 million bar-
.rels of oil. .
The 60-day comment period
on the Proposed Notice of Sale
began. July, 13. In accordance
with the Coastal,, .Zone
Manageinent Act, the MMS will be
sending consistency determina-
tions, dodumenting the proposed
sale's consistency" with state
coastal zone management pro-
grams, tb each of the' four affected
states. The States will have up to
75 days to comment on the con-
sistency determinations. The final
Notice of Sale is expected to be.
published in October 2001.
iThe m complete 'package of
, information related to this 'pro-
posed notice is available from the'
MMS websitee at
pg/offshore/egom/sale 181 ,html.
In addition, copies of all docu-
rnents are available from MMS's
* Gulf of Mexico Regional Office,
Public Information Unit, 1201
Elmwood Park Boulevard, New
Orleans, LA 70123. The toll-free
' number is 1-800-200-GULF.
0 Size: 256 blocks; 1.47 mil-
The following terms and con-
ditions apply to each block offered
in this sale:
Primary Lease Terms: 10
'* Minimum Bids: $37.50 per
acre or fraction thereof
Annual Rental Rates: $7.50
per acre or fraction thereof
h Royalty Rates: 12 and one-
half percent royalty
.* Royalty Suspension: 12 mil-
lion barrels of oil equivalent.(BOE)
MMS is the federal agency in
the U.S. Department of the
Interior that manages the nation's
oil, natural gas and other mineral
resources on the outer continen-
tal shelf in federal offshore
waters. The agency also collects,
accounts for and disburses min-
eral revenues from federal and
Indian leases. These collections
totaled nearly $8 billion last year
and more than $110 billion since
Sthe agency was created in 1982.
Annually, nearly $1 billion from
those revenues go into the Land
and Water Conservation Fund for
the acquisition and development
of state and Federal park and
YES! The City of Port St.
Joe continues to participate
in a Recyclina Procram!
Please help keep everyone's garbage collection
* fees down by simply sorting your household
trash before discarding it in your receptacle.
> As always, bags are available for recyclable
and other household waste at the Public Works
* warehouse on Tenth Street.
ALSO, Roadside Trash .
pick-up items MUST BE SEPARATED and can
not contain any household goods.
> Yard Debris must be placed in a separate pile
from other items, such as metals.
>. NO Recyclables should be placed alongside
the roadway; dispose of these with your house-
HELP US HELP YOU!
SFor All Your Office
Supply Needs .
Th i .
I a e I /'
-From Page 1
bids were turned over to Bill
Kennedy for review.
*Reid Avenue paving repairs
were also discussed. Commis-
sioner Eugene Raffield asked if
the contractor had responded to
requests to completerepairs on
parking area problems. Engineer
Bill Kennedy will advise the Icon-
tractor of the problems again; and
if it is not corrected, the board's
attorney will pursue a solution
through legal means.
The, board also discussed
problems with u-turns and trucks
using Reid ,Avenue. Police Chief
Jay Leffert said he would ask offi-
cers to step up patrol of the area.
.. .From Page 8A
will give south Gullf "CG'.t` a
greater voice in the rapid develop-
ment of the area."
"We have received numerous
requests from the outlying areas
for some time now to expand our
association. The concerns regard-
ing recent proposed FEMA
changes, as well as the proposed
redistricting issues, make this
timely," states Julia Cunning-
ham, president of the association.
"The emergence of the voting
base in South Gulf County attests
to the rapid growth of 'the area.
The issues we are facing are iden-'
tical and one voice for a tax base
of this' size will better represent
this area," she added. r
The association's vision con-
tinues to strive to, ensure that the
'area will remain' a 'friendly,
community, .to be' developed in
harmony with the beautiful' nat-
ural coastal environment and
'supported by necessary services
and amenities for the needs of the
Existing members .;'of. the
b6ard:.. includetid' J ulia
Cunningham, president; Glen
Elders, vice president; Ron
Morrow, community relations;
Preston Russ, treasurer; Mary
Ann Conroy, secretary; and
Sherrie Dodsworth, webmaster.
The associationwelcomes vol-
unteers and members from- the
new area to assist. 'with the
group's efforts. In order to obtain
more information on South Gulf
County Taxpayers" Association,
visit its website and' retrieve an
application for membership at
www.sgcta.com. Additionally,' you
may write to: South' Gulf County
Taxpayers Association, P. 0. Box
544, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
Ralph C. Roberson, C.P.A.
Mark W. Friedman, C.P.A.
S are pleased:to announce the formation ofa a
professional association, with services to include:
General Accounting, Tax, Complianice and Planning, Management
Advisory Services, Auditing, and Personal Financial Planning.
ROBERSON & FRIEDMAN, P.A.
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
PORT ST. JOE. FL APALACHICOLA, FL
'2;14 SEVENTH' S STREET '
PboiT ST.. JoE, FL '3245, '
. lorida Ilstitute qf Certified Piblic Accountants *, American, Institute of Certified Public Accountants
~ ~. ~-WWI moomm-
jor z- mW R
Forest Park South
It won't be much longer
and Forest Park South in
Port St. Joe will be ready
for occupancy. Signage
(above photo) is in place
and new playground equip-
ment, bathrooms and, of
course, fishing pond and
walkovers will be opened
The Port Plans A
Passport Photos Available!
Lila McKenzie Ramsey
Robert and Kelly Ramsey are
proud to announce the birth of'
their daughter. Lila McKenzie.
S She was born on April 30th at
1:48A p.'m. at .the Gulf Coast
Medical Center. She weighed eight
Pounds, nine ounces and was 21
S Grandparents are Mike and
Note of Thanks
The family of Della Tanner
would like to express their gratif-
tude to each and, everyone 'who,
shared their heartfelt sympathy to
them dunng the loss of their loved
It is during these times that
one realizes how much people.
."You will never know how
much all you did is appreciated:
God bless each and everyone of
: you," say Jack Sr., Jack Jr.
Tammy, Denise and Richard.
Peggy Burkett, Gary and Helen
Carlsten and the late Paul E.
Rarnmse. Great grandparents are
Ruth Ramse.v, Jean Jones 'ye
Burkett and Mr. and Mrs. James
E. Jones, all of Port St. Joe.
St. Joseph Scallop
The family of. John. Littleton
wishes to thank everyone for their
prayers, cards, gifts, flowers, food
and the outpouring of love. .
The death of their husband.
father, son, brother has been
heartbreaking and the kind words
and offers of assistance were most
RSVP Plans Aug.
Trip to Tennessee
The Retired Senior Volunteer
Program (RSVP) .iwll sponsor, ai
four night, five :day tnp to Pigeon
Forge, Tennessee to the 'World
Premier. Gospel Concert, from
August 26th to the 30th.
The trip includes Deluxe
Motorcoach. four nights lodging,
.'..ye'days. eight meals,--three days
reserved tickets to.the gosp6elon-
cert. two shows and shopping, in
For more information or
reservations, contact Merita
Stanley 850-482-9584. .,
All graduates and friends of
Port St. Joe High School are invit-
ed to attend the "Port Classless
Reunion" to be held on Saturday,
August 25th from 7:00 P.M. to
11:30 p.m. ET at the Centennial
Entertainment will feature
bands from the past including the
Exotics, Checkmates, 13th Hour
Glass, and Summer Stock. Eddie
McFarland of the Cypress Creek
Band will, provide Bluegrass
music. Gospel medleys will fea-
ture Mary Lou Cumbie, and also
the First United Methodist
Church Gospel Group.
. This very special occasion is
being sponsored by numerous
alumnus to afford those who
attended Port St. Joe High School
the opportunity to visit, remi-
nisee, and share the' memories
that have made growing up in
"The Port" a unique, blessing.
Approximate head counts are
needed for food, beverage and
seating. To attend this gala event,
you may sign up by either notify-
ing the person listed as your class
contact person or visiting the leg-
endary web site
on Port Community, go to
Centennial Building, select
Reunion Signup and scroll to the
bottom of the list and post your
reply. Additional updates on this
festive occasion will be included
in.The Star during the coming
The following have volun-
teered to serve as the contact per-
son for their respective classes:
1940, Dave Maddox 227-
1581: 1945 Tom & Louise Parker
227-1861: 1946 Mary Baxlev
227-1640: 1947 Peggy McFarland
227-1471; 1948 Marie Davis 229-
8614: 1949 Bill Fleming 229-
1950 Edwena Lawrence 229-
8058; 1951 Betty Fleming 229-
8820: 1952 Betty Rich 229-8877:
1953 Bill Rich 229-8877: 1955
Harrv Lee Smith 647-8547; 1956
Burt Munn 647-2805 and Dot
Creamer 647-5427: 1957 Dot
Burge 227-1477 and \;oncille
Tharpe 229-8864; 1959 Peggy
, Port St. Joe Lodge No. Il I
Reg. Stated Commurucanon
Ist & 3rd Thursday of each
mo.. 8:00 p.m..Masonic HallU,
214 Reid Ave. Emory Bailey. W.M.
.. Bill Jordon Sec.
1960 Rudy Huddleston 639-
2835; 1961 Carolyn Young 229-
6825; 1962 Brenda Ward 648-
8668; 1964 Beth Lyons 229-8094
or Rodney Herring 229-1202;
1965 Elaine Handley 229-8447;
1966 Linda Graham Wood 229-
8628; 1967 Charlotte Pierce 227-
1475; 1969 Teedy and Jan Nobles
1970 Joyce Clayton 229-8970
and Judy Wise 647-2829; 1971
Benny Sherrill 229-8651; 1974
Susie White 227-1605 and Ida
Garrett 229-6247; 1975 Steve
and Pam Lawrence 229-6639;
1977 Sissy Worley 229-6581 and
Jeri Todd 227-7164; 1978 Brenda
Wood 227-1589 and Linda Wright
229-8355; 1979 Johanna White
BAY WATCH BEAUTY SALOR
Darlene Lamb, Master Cosmetologist
Specializing in Perms, Cuts, Color and Roller Sets
Women, Men and Children Welcome
Open Monday through Saturday
,133 Magellan Street
St. Joe Beach
Call for Appointments
Call 647-3683 or
335-0002 (Voice Mail)
To Port St. Joe Hwy 98 T: ,- .: -
0 Texaco O.Texaco
I' .Bay Watch
- /Hair Extensions
Silver Jewelry and
,Hand made Ca nd les,,o
Festival to be Held NOW Se The tar On Line at
Are you ready for a, good
time? It's coming your way. Watch
for the St. Joseph Scallop Festival
on August 31st, September 1st
and September 2nd., .
Three days of music. art, deli-
cious food, 'laughter and fun.
Come for a good time with such
renrm ned artists as Michael
If you would like to partic-
ipate in this event, please call
Deborah Draper at the Gull'
County Chamber of Commerce. at
Saa t~Swcct 2i~t76e~ taS
S'lMlE'E CLE:ALTNCE S'.LE
OLEANDER, HIBISCUS, LANTANA,
HEATHER, PENTAS, AND LOTS OF
Wq gOL'S.'E PTCES TO THE PUBLIC
C1ME O FUTf' D F W E'E BIG
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2001
Lila McKenzie Ramsey
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2001 PAGE 5A
G. T Corn celebrated our coun- Ralph Hobbs, Ben Armstrong,
try's independence by sharing a Steve Iwaniszek, Loyd Chesser
fuilll course barbeque lunch with and others who were on stand-by
citizens of Port St Joe. Sandy in case there was some sampling
Burke and Laurie Allen spent to be done.
hours and energy, pulling all the
e-ements together and not a single All segments of the communi-
requirement was overlooked. ty joined to help the employees of
-Tents were set up on the GT Com celebrate our indepen-
parking lot, Old Glory was proud- dence, the young mother with her
ly displayed nearby, signs pro- toddler trailing behind, the hand-
claimed the event, and the aroma icapped with a cane held firmly in
'of gourmet quality barbeque one hand, the senior citizen get-
cpoked by Bill Rowles advertised ting one plate for herself and one
that "lunch was served." for her neighbor who couldn't
make it, even the police chief. It
More than 500 lined up to be was a special event, a day to
SServed by employees wearing their share, a day to show the commu-
, Qed GT Corn t-shirts, a close nity that GT Corn's employees,
inatch to their red faces from the "the people you know," are ready
90 degree heat. The popular opin- to serve.
ion is that the color was chosen to
., pask the spattered barbeque
sauce. Band Camp
: The official servers were Starts M monday
Laurie Allen, Sandy Burke, Becky
Bateman and Judy Carter. Port St. Joe High School band
Numerous employees helped in camp starts Monday, July 23rd,
setting up and taking down and and goes through July 27th.
all the running in- between. The This is for all marching band
behind the scenes workers held students. The hours are from
the event together-Duane Brown. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
^SSetya %w Iat aae
COUNTRY FRIED STEAK SANDWICH!!
Combo with Chips or Fries & Drink only $550, ax
Face with Herb & Garlic Potatoes & Drink
only .o fi
WE STILL HAVE OUR FAMOUS
HAMBURGERS & CHEESEBURGERS ON SALE!
Large Hamburger. Chips or Fries & Drink ....... t3"9 +
Large Cheeseburger. Chips or Fries & Drink .. `. 49a
WIG To Host Small
The Washington Improvement
Group and Gulf Coakt
Community College., Small
Business Development Center will
conduct a workshop on, Steps to
Starting a Small Business.
This workshop will be, free to
the public and will cover informa-
tion for people that are currently
in business and for people who
are trying to start their business.
The workshop topics wjll
include discussion on organiza-
bonal requirements and licensing
for a small business in Florida,
personal financial assessments,
credit checks, defining your cus-
tomer. location consideration, and
This workshop will be on
Thursday. July 26th at the WIG
Teen Center, on 401 Peters Street.
Port St. Joe, from 1:30 p.m. to
WIG is encouraging anyone
who is interested in starting a
business or already has an exist-
ing business .to ieome and partic-
ipate in this workshop. For more
information about the workshop.
please contact the WIG office at
GdTCom employees are hard at work serving up delicious barbecue.
Viral Meningitis Strikes
18 Year Old Jessica Cole
Jessica Cole. a 2000 graduate
from Wewahitchka High School,
has been battling viral meningitis
with complications for the past
Her father and mother. Greg,
an 18-year veteran officer with
the Gulf County Sheriffs Office,
and Debbie, a teacher at
Wewahitchka High School. have
stayed close by their daughter's
side in the hospital's intensive
care unit dunng this extended ill-
ness. Tentative plans are to trans-
fer Jessica from a Bay County
hospital to Birmingham (Ala-
bama) Medical Center.
Fnends of the family are orga-
nizing to raise funds to help
defray expenses for the family and
are giving away an original carv-
ing as a fund-raiser. The carving.
SCrappy on a Stump," was done
by international award-winning
carver Tom Godwin, and will be
displayed at various businesses
in the area over the next several
Donations can be made at
$2.00 per ticket or three tickets
for 85.00. Anyone wishing to pur-
chase tickets can contact Miss
Agnes at the Gulf County Shenffrs
Office at 227-1115.
Tickets can also be pur-
chased at Wewahitchka State
Bank (in WVewahitchka and Port
St. Joe), The Star. or Beach-
comber's restaurant. Other sites
will be announced as the dona-
tion information is distributed.
Anyone wishing to send cards
or letters can do so through Pat
Godwin. P. 0. Box 1044. Wewa-
hitcha, FL 32465.
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEET-
2001 AT 5:00 P.M., E.T. IN
ROBERT M. MOORE ADMINIS-
CUSS THE FOLLOWING:
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
2TC, JULY 19 AND 26, 2001
Vawe& Ci/utoam Til/e
"The Art of Tile Work"
If you have the idea., it can be done in tile!
/ Oier II ears Experience / Liuened & Irnsured
Call for a Free Estimate
Specializing ill /
A'larble Granite i.
'Porcelaiin Ceramic dM;
lie proudly announce the opening of:
COASTAL FOOT AND ANKLE CLINIC
7-I Sixteenth Street, Apalachicola
i inth rne mej .l .c idlh t '[ilhJin it Int, Florida C',all l ,rdio ,c 'ni
)'eating all sour foot and ankle conditions:
Dr. Tamara A. Marsh
Na~e Oar. iarn.Aabm
8B Auourr Un,,~erw,i
Doco~r ol Pod..3rir,,
Medione, Barry Univer.iy Miam,
Surg.: alRi aen~c y Edqt31er
Me~iduai CE-ntar Chicago
elungal Ingrown nails
*orthoth: snioe Inserts
for July 2nd
*corns and calluses
Please call (850) 633-8600
for your appointment.
The Port Is
The newest business in Port
St. Joe held its grand opening
ceremonies this past Tuesday
from 5:00 7:00. The Port,
specializing in fine wines,
liquors, and cigars opened at
202 Highway 98. The venture is
owned and operated by, Boyd
Pickett. Shown with him
cutting the ribbon are his wife,
Paula, mother Maggie, Jamie
Parrish, Kenny Wood, Ronald
Pickett, and Leisa Pickett.
Host A High School
Hosting a high school
exchange student starting this
August is like bnnging the world
to your doorstep.
F.I.T. matches international
students with host families across
the U.S. Families of all "types"-are
eligible to host, retired couples to
single parent families. .Not only
two parent families have enjoyed
hosting an -international son or
Students arrive before your
school's start date. and bring
their own spending money for
clothes, entertainment and other
expenses. They hate their own
medical insurance as well.
Host Iarrulies agree to room
and board and to include them as
a family member. We have one
semester. as well as academic
school year students. All students
speak English. Call to set up an
Interview with the local represen-
For more information without
obligation. call the Foundation for
Intercultural Travel. Marv.inn at
377- 439- 7862.
) F 7--
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2001
Devices such as this will be attached to juvenile sea turtles
Habits of Turtles In
St. Joe Bay Studied
The sea turtles which inhabit
St. Joseph Bay continue to
intrigue scientists and the public
alike. In an effort to better under-
stand the various species which
make our productive estuary
home, scientists are busy putting
telemetry tracking devices on
juvenile sea turtles during July
In a ;collaborative effort
between the University of Florida
and the Institute for Marine
Research in Kiel, Germany,. Dr.
Ray Carthy of the UofF and the U.
S. Geological Survey and Bettina
Jeschke, a visiting German scien-
tist, are jointly working on the
turtle project. They hope to learn
about the turtles' movements and
activities'within the bay.
This is part of a long-term
study to determine whether the
turtles are long-term residents of
our bay,or if they are using the
bay as a nursery and then later
migrating along the Gulf Coast.
The devices, an example of
which is shown in the accompa-
nying photo, are being attached to
juvenile sea turtles located within
the bay. The devices will release
after--8huirsand float to the
isurface.They emit a radio signal,
.and will be retrieved by the
If anyone finds one of these
devices they should call 229-
1229, and speak with Erin
McMichael, a graduate student,
who is helping compile the data.',
During the last days of
.December, 2000 over 400 hun-
dred cold-stunned turtles were
Truck Driving Academy
Open House at GCCC
The Gulf Coast Community
College Commercial Truck
Driving Academy will hold an
Open. House/Career Day on
Saturday, July 21st, on the main
campus from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00
Representatives from GCCC
and .various trucking companies
will discuss career opportunities,
salaries and benefits in the indus-
try. A ticket raff le will take place
for prizes and food and drink will
be available in an air conditioned
environment. Families are invited
to view the big trucks.
For more information call
(850) 265-0931 br toll free (877)
Honest, Dependable Service
19+ years experience
State Certified Since 1985
stranded on the salt flats, of St.
Joseph's Bay. They were rescued
by local turtle patrol volunteers,
visitors, and various marine offi-
cials, -and rehabilitated at Gulf
World in Panama City. Each of the
rehabilitated turtles were tagged
before being released back into
the Gulf of Mexico from Gulf
It is hoped that some of these
same turtles will be. caught, and
data can be derived from their
movements since their release in
January of this year.
Coalition to Meet
The Gulf County School
Readiness Coalition will meet
August 21st, at 10:00 a.m. ET, at
the Gulf County School Board OIS
Building, in Port St. Joe. .
This meeting's agenda
includes: financial reports. coali-
tion training needs report, part-
nership board report, pre-k subsi- ,
dized child care budget reports,
and by-laws revision. ..'..,
For additional inforrh".jion
regarding the meeting or agrida,
contact Vicky Patterson at Early
Childhood Services, 872-7550
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
Sales Representative "
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405
HEARING AID CENTER
618 W. 23rd Street
Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids
S CMonthly Service Center
Sr. Citizens Center, PSJ
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WEWA MEDICAL CENTER I
Malvinder S. Ajit, M.D.
Pediatrics C Internal Medicine
Hours: Nlondas through Friday-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New Patients Welcome *
Please Call 639-5828 for Appointment
.A . a < --.. ... .
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 6, 2001
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Acting Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners Carmen L. McLemore, Carl
Others present were; County Attorney
Timothy J. McFarland. Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe. Wibberg
Code Enforcement Officer Tony ''ron, .
County Planner David Richardson.
Extension Agent Roy Lee Carter,
Control & Public Works Director Joe
Bearden -and Solid Waste Director Joe
Acting Chairman Traylor called the
meeting to order at 12:01 p.m., E.D.T.
EMPLOYEE EXTENSION: SERVICE-
Extension Agent Carter appeared before the
Board to request permission to hire John
Oneal Roberts on a part-time basis to assist'
with the Summer Recreation Program, stat-
ing that he has the funds in his budget to
cover the costs. Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes. and unanimous (3-0)
vote, the Board agreed to hire John Oneal
Roberts on a permanent, part-time basis for
the Extension Service.
Upon discussion regarding the
Wewahitchka Summer Recreation Program.
Commissioner McLemore motioned to allow
Extension Agent Carter to oversee expendi-
ture of the Wewahitchka Parks & Recreation
Funds (in the amount of $9,956.00) and to
sign all of the vouchers. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0). "
FIRE. TRUCK HIGHLAND VIEW FIRE
DEPARTMENT-Commissioner Fox dis-
cussed Highland View Fire Department s
need for a new fire truck. staung that they
will be paying, off their currently financed
truck this year. He then moutioned for the hfire
department to be allowed to 'pigg -back" the
bid (#0001-28) awarded to Panama Fire
Apparatus, in the amount of $174,436.00,
for White City Fire Department's new truck.
Commissioner McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0).
DEAD LAKES STATE PARK BOAT RAMP-
Chief Administrator .Butler reported that
Northwest Florida iWater Management "
District has notified him that funds are avail-
able for environmental work through the
Coastal Impact Assistance Program (approx-
imately $89,000.00),. and the application
must be received in their office by 12:00 p.m.
on Friday. Upon discussion regarding the
County's attempt to take over the Dead Lakes
State Park boat ramp, 'Chief Administrator
Butler reported it appears .that the County
will get this property. After further discus-
sion about the condition of the boat ramp,
Commissioner .McLemore mouoned to apply
for these funds' for the Dead Lakes Boat
Ramp Project. Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed unanimously (4.
0). Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore. second by Commissioner Barnes.
and unanimous 14-0) vote. the Board agreed
for Chief Adminmistrator Butler to be the point
There being no further business, the
meeting did then adjourn at 12:12 p.m.,
E .D .T '' .. .. .' ".- :'
BILLY E TRPAYLOR. ACTING CHAIRMAN
---- -1TEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAMNL-
.PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 12, 2001 I-
The Gulf County Board of County':
Commissioners met thisdate in regular sesi
sion with the following" members present:
Chairman." Nathan Peters.. Jr., arid.
Commissioners Carmen L McLemore. Billy
E. Traylor. Carl W. Fox. and Jerry W Barnes
S. Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Deputy Clerk Leanna
Roberts. Deputy Clerk Rebecca Norris. Chief
Administrator Don Butler Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg. Administrator/
SEmergency MNanagement Director Larry
Wells. Building Official Michael L. Hammond. -
Code Enforcement Officer Tony Varona..
County Planner David Richardson.
Emergency Management/9 11 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Gulf County E.M.S..
Director Shane McGuffin, Maintenance
Superintendent/Mosquita Control,& Public
Works Director Joe Bearden, Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, T.D.C. Coordinator
Paula PickeTt, Veterans' Service
Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams.
and Sheriffs Department Captain Joe
SN igent. .. '
S. Captain Nugent called the meeunrg to
order at 6:00 p.m.,.E.D.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meeting
with prayer, and Chairman Peters led the
SPledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by,
Commissioner McLemore. second by
Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Consent Agenda as
follows: .. .
1. Minutes- .
May 22, 2001 Regular Meeting
May 29, 2001 Workshop
May 30. 2001 Emergency Meeting-
2. Appointment .
CapitaJ Area Community Action Agenc.
tRobert Wilson. Jr )
Gulf Coast Workforce Development
Board (Minnie Likely).
3. Budget Amendments Miscellaneous
(General, F & F, Co. R & B), as follows:
BUDGET AMENDMENT ,
(The Budget Amendment is dnj fle in the
Clerk's Office in its entirety.]
4. Insurance Renewal Quotes (Request to
5. Inmemncr Health Department Junk
'"130-140. a130-175. s130.243)
6. Invoice Agency for Health Care
Medicaid (March, 2001 $4,018.61 /
Apnl. 2001 f4 553 60 to be paid from-
Account 552264.34 100) 1
Bay Medical Center.- H.C.R.A.. (#01082
-00543 $259.41 to be paid from
Counn Attorne\ Timoth' McFarland
(May. 2001". $44387.50. tobe paid from
Account #21314-31100) : ;
Panama Court Reporting Service (05-
17-01 $133.28 / 05-30-01 *$40.00
$273.78 /'06-06-01 $175.90 / 06-07-
01 $283.28 to be paid from various
Court Reporter line items)
Preble-Rish. Inc. Bobzien' Expert
Witness (#51460 $923.04 to be paid
from Account #21111-31100)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Beaches Sewer
Collection (#61869 $21,010.00 to be.
paid from grant funds)
Preble-Rish. Inc. Gulf County Jail
Modifications (#61870 $11.737.00 to
be paid from Account #21111-31100)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Central Landfill
Feasibility Study (#61878 S5,900.00 *
to be paid from Account-#21111-31100)
Standard & Poor's Rating Service Gas
Tax Bond. Series 2001 (#189282 *
$5,000.00 to be paid from bond pro-
7. Invoice Ratification JSS Enterprises
($2,932.50) / American Screen &
8. Meeting Cancellation Gulf County BCC
(June 26. 2001 Regular Meeting)
9. Policies Tourist Development Council
(Meeting, Invoice. Travel, Meals)
T D C MEETING ATTENDANCE
If any council member missing more than
two consecutive monthly meetings with-
out contact with the director of the coun-
cil may request to the Board of County
Commissioners that they be replaced.
T.D.C. INVOICE BASED SPECIAL
EVENTS PAYMENT METHOD
The Tourist Development Council can
require an invoice-based method of pay-
ment to any special event seeking T.D.C.
OUT OF COUNTY TRAVEL
The Tourist Development Council
Director/Staff must notify the chairman
of the T.D.C. Board and the Chief
Administrator's Office regarding all out of
. The Tourist Development Council
Director/Staff will use the per diem set
for all meal and travel expenses as regu-
lated by the State of Florida.
10. Public Hearing FL Dept. of
Environmental Protection (07-10-01 @
II Re_.olutiin Budget Amendment
IlndficcLpjted Revenue G.F./C.R.&B.)
RESOLUTION NO. 2001-19
[The Resolution is on file in the Clerk's
Office in its entirety.]
GAS TAX REVENUE BOND, SERIES
2001 (ROAD BOND)-Upon recommenda-
tion by Deputy Clerk Norris, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to pay an invoice from
Allied Printing, in the amount of $4,226.00,
from Road Bond Proceeds. Commissioner
Ti-aylor seconded the motion, and it passed
HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE -
REMOVAL OF MEMBERS-Upon recom-
mendation by Administrative Assistant
Wibberg, Commissioner Traylor motioned to
remove the following. members from the
Health Care Committee. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the, motion, and it passed
unanimously: Sandy Watson, Brenda Martin,
Elaine Kennedy, Carolyn Husband, Damon
COUNTY WIDE VOTING ATTORNEY
FEES-Upon recommendation by Attorney
McFarland Comnmissioner Barne, mAouoned
to pay Attorney Benjoain E Gnlith a retain.
erfeeof$5,000.00forleeal .semrces irmul,.vug
County Wide Voting. ComrraJs_-ioner Fox. se-.:
onded the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with
Chairman Peters voting no.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS BEACON
HILL PARK / HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT
RAMP-Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler, Commissioner Fox
motioned to advertise to receive sealed bids
for the'Beacon Hill Park Phase II and
Highland View Boat Ramp Projeets, (to be
paid from., grant funds). Commissioner,,
Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed
: ADVERTISE FOR BIDS EMERGENCY
-OPERATION CENTER-Upon recommenda-
tion by Emergency Management Coordinator
Nelson,, Corrammissioner Barnes motioned to
advertise to receive sealed bids, for construe
tion of the new Emergency Operation Center
(E.O.C.). Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
S EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE GRANT-
Upon request by Captain Nugent, the Board
agreed for the Chairman to execute docu-
ments for the Sheriff's Department for the
Edward Byrne Law Enforcement Grant.
S EQUIPMENT OPERATOR / POSITION
-ROAD DEPARTMENT- Upon recu.,mmen-
dation by Road Supenntendent Knee,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to move
Kenneth Alderman and Bill Nune-y to
Equipment Operator I puts uons oi _the Road
Department. effeetl\e June 13. 2011l.
,Commissioner Fox seconded the mouon, arnd
it passed unanimously.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOG
MACHINE / MOSQUITO CONTROL-Upon
recommendation b3 Molquto Control
Director Bearden, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to adverse to receive sealed bids
for a fog machine for the Mosquito Control
Department (to be paid from Mosquito
Control State Funds) Commissioner Barnes.
seconded the motion and it passed unani-
SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT -
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-Upon recommendation
by S H I P. Coordinator Williams
Cornmi ;iner Traylor mooned to approve a
subordination agreement for Steve and
Doreen Mork. Commissioner, McLemore sec-
onded the mouon. and it passed unanimous-
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM APPLICATIONS-
S.H.I.P. Coordinator Williams .reported that
2001-2002. S.H.I.P purchase assistance
applications will be available on July 9th and
they may be picked up at the Planninm and
Building Department or at the Extension
Office in We'.ahitchka (60 applicauons will
be received). He also reported that
Rehabilitauon Assistance applications will be
taken from July 9th July 20th
VETERANS BENEFITS-Upon inquiry
by Chairman Peters Veterans' Ser.ice Ollicer
Williamsr discussed the Concurrent Receipt"
La% which prohibits Veterans who served 20
or more years (and have a disability) from
receiving tax-free disability funds in addition
to their retirement Lpon further inquire by
Chairman Peters, \Veterar'-. Service (O'lcer
Williams stated that ne will contact the
President of the County Veterans' Service
Officers to see if it would be appropriate for
the Board to send a letter of support to
'Congress requesnuo that they appropriate
the additional funding needed for these
Veterans, and he will notify the Board if a let-
ter should be submitted. .
MARNIE'S RESERVE PLAT-Upon rec-
ommendation by County Planner
Richardson, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the final plat fdr
Marnie's Reserve submitted by Winston
Williams for Parcel ID #06317-060R and
#06317-065R. Commissioner .Barnes sec-
onded the motion, and it passed uni nimious.
ly. AGOON SHORES SUBDIVISION-
Upon recommendation by County Planner
Richardson, Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the preliminary plat for Lagoon
Shores, Subdi'. ision submitted by Tom
Gibson for Parcel IDa03171-600R.
Commissioner McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
EXTENSION SERVICE 4-H CAMP-
County Ex.ension DLrector Carter reported to
the Board the dates he hwill be out of the
office attending 4-H Camps.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANS-
PORTATION-The following members from
the Florida Department of Transportation
and VMS appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss their upcoming agenda and work pro-
grams for Gulf County: Elizabeth Preale
'(D.O.T.);' Tommy Barfield (D.O.T.); Doug
Aarons (V.M.S.); Annette Phillips (V.M.S.);
June Coates (D.O.T.); Fred Buchnan (D.P.
T)REDISTRICTING ADOPT SCE-
NARIO-Commissioner McLemore motioned
to adopt Scenario 11B (if the Attorney
General's Opinion is to include the inmate
population) or Scenario 17A (if the Attorney
General's Opinion is to not Include the
inmate population). Commissioner Fox sec-
onded the motion for discussion and, after
discussion, it passed 4 to 1, with Chairman
Peters voting no.
CANCEL WORKSHOP WEWAHITCH-
KA-Commissioner Traylor motioned to can-
cel the July 12th workshop scheduled with
the Gulf County School Board at the middle
school in Wewahitchka regarding redistrict-
Commissioner McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with Chairman
Peters voting no.
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS-
Commissioner Fox stated that he would like
to thank all the volunteer fire departments
for coming together to fight the fire at Raffield
WHITE CITY PARK ALCOHOL BEV-
ERAGES-Commissioner Fox reported that
starting June 15, 2001, citations will be
issued for open alcoholic beverages in the
White City Park.
GRANT WATER STUDY-Marion
Hough appeared before the Board to request
that a letter be submitted to the governor
requesting a grant to test the County's water
system, and she requested that the Board
schedule a'workshop to discuss the water
MINUTES MAY 22, 2001-Marion
Hough reported that she has submitted a
word for word transcript to the Clerk's Office
for public record regarding the meeting min-
utes for Resolution No. 2001-18 (relating to
the environmental study at the former paper
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM-Maxine ,
Gant appeared before the Board to request
that the County Commissioners provide
resources for Gulf County for prevention of
Grime'. She reported that Gulf County is in
need of an after school program for students
in school and. in the corrimuniy. She
requested that the Board submit a grant
application for a crime prevention program
for juveniles. Commissioner Traylor request-
ed that B.u william, s cortact representatives
in Tallahassee to see what crime prevention
programs are a.'ailable for uull Counts
BEACH LIGHTING ORDINANCE-
Commissioner Barnes. reported ,that he
received a letter reaard,ng the proposed light-
ing ordinance, and '.fid schedule a workshop
WORKSHOP ROAD OPENING /
CLOSING-Upon inquiry by Marilyn
Blackwell, Chairman Peters stated that he is
still waiting on the Commissioners to notify
him when to schedule a workshop on road
closings. Commissioner F:.%. reported that he
has met with Mr. Smallwood. Commissioner
McLemore reported that he is concerned
about three roads within the County (which
he has records, that the County has. main-
tainredl Uponr uiquipr ti',' M Bilckell Ro- dJ
Superintendent Knee discussed roads that
were not m.iiamned b',' the County but b%
St. Joe Paper Company.
STREET LIGHT INSTALLED HIGH-
WAY 71 & AVENUE A-Chairman Peter:.
'reported that the street light has been
installed at the corner of Avenue A and
H igh w ay 7 1. (I-' "
CANCELLED MEETING JUNE 26,
2001-Upon inquiry b\ S.H I P.
Administrator Willamrr Chairnman Feters
reported that cancellation of the June 28th
meeting %v.as approved in the con-ent agen-
da, and will be adteru-ed ,n the local news-
paper. : i
SThere being no further business, the
meeting did --hen adjourn at 8 00 p I .
E.D.T. '; '.-.
NATHAN PETERS JR CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUiGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 18, 2001
The Gulf County. Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with Lte flowing members present
Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr and
Cominissioners Carmen L McLemore. Billv
E Traylor Carl \V Fox and Jerry W. Barnes
Others present were- County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Douglas C
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore Chief Adrmnistrator Don Butler.
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg.
Building Official Michael L. Hamrmond.,Code
Enforcement Offi.er Trony V'arona County
Planner David Richards6n. '.-Emergency
Management/911' Coordinator 'Marshall.
Nelson. Gulf County E.M.S Director Shane
McGuffin. Maintenance Superintendent/
Mosquito Control & Public Works Director
Joe Bearden. Road Superintendent Bobby,
Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford.
Union Steward Doug Kelly, Water
Department. Employee Gerald: Shearer,
Sheriffs Department Captain Joe Nugent and
.Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Williams -
Chaiu-man Peters called the meeting to
order at 4:02 p.m.,:E.D.T. '.
INMATE WORK CREWS-Upon inquury
by Chairman Peters. Warden Duffie Harrison
(of Gulf Correctional Instituuon) appeared
before the Board to discuss the possibility of
using the work crews on IO-hour day sched-
ules After discussion regarding the advan-
tages of making this change (gas prices, more
producune work days etc.). Commissioner
MrcLemore motioned to submit a letter to the
Florida Department of Corrections to request
that the work crew schedule. be changed to
10-hour work days. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and It passed unani-
", Upon, motion by.Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
4:08 p.m.; E.D.T.
: The meeting reconvened at 4:12 p.m.,
GAS TAX REVENUE BOND, SERIES
2001 (ROAD BOND)-Building Official
Hammond presented and discussed a'Work-
sheet, detailing distribution of the 2001 Road
Bond Funds. Corrnmis.-soner Traylor dis-..
cussed sidewalk projects, and motioned that
the Board not use. the Road Bond funds to
construct sidewalks. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion and, follow-
ing further discussion, the motion passed 3
to 2, with Chairman Peters and
Commissioner Barnes voting no.
Commissioner Traylor then discussed
engineering estimates on the proposed road
paving lists, and motioned that the Board
have the Engineers and County Staff to
review each road to determine if it needs to
be paved. Commissioner McLemore seconded
the motion and, following further discussion.
it failed 3 to 2. with Commissioners
McLemore and Traylor voting yes.
INDUSTRIAL PARK-Upon inquiry by
Chairman Peters about items that are being
stored in the Industrial Park Building, mem-
bers of the Board and Captain Nugent report-
ed that they have been moved.
COURTHOUSE SPACE BOARD POLI-
CY-Chairman Peters passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman Traylor, and motioned that
the Board adopt the following policy:
The Gulf .County Board of
County Commission willC not provide
office space for any organization that
is not funded by the Board. The only
exception being are those agencies
that the Board is statutorily required
: to provide office space (i.e. -" Court
System. State Attorney, etc.).
Commissioner McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
Chairman Traylor returned the Chair to
SOLID WASTE GRANTS-Upon motion
by Commissioner Barnes, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed for the Chairman to exe-
cute the Solid Waste grant applications,
totaling approximately S136,000.00.
STORM SHUTTER PROJECT-Upon
motion by Commissioner McLemore. second
by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved payment of an
invoice from American Screen and Awning (In
the amount of S31,035.87) for completion of
5 sites on the critical facilities storm shutter
project. Upon discussion by Emergency
Management Coordinator Nelson that he is
attempting to obtain additional funding to
replace the overhead doors on the critical
facilities, Commissioner Traylor motioned to
allow Chairman Peters to execute an amend-
ment (change order) to the Storm Shutter
Project contract (Bid #0001-12) to include
this additional work if the funding is
received. Commissioner McLemore seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Barnes abstaining due to farumly 'invofvf-
ment.There being no further business arnd
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. s4c.
ond by Commissioner Fox. and unanimous
(4-0) vote. the meeting did then adjourn: at
5:39 p.m.. E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS. JR., CHAIRMAN;
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM.
MIUE F H GL ONT OR O ONY OMSIOER
BID #0001-32 AUDIO/VIDEO SYS-
TEM BOARD ROOM-Chief Administrator
Butler discussed the bid received from
Central Audio. Visual, in the amount of
$48,494.40. stating that if the Board will
allow him to negotiate with the Company, the
bid may be reduced to approximately
$30,000.00. Upon motion by Commissioner.
Traylor, second by Commissioner McLemore,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed for
Chief Administrator Butler to negotiate with
this company and bring a recommendation
back to the Board.
WATER SYSTEM RAFFIELD FISH-
ERIES / SPECIAL MEETING-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that Raffleld
Fisheries is preparing to install their Dew
storage building, and may need the County's
assistance to install fire hydrants to provide
more fire protection for their property. Upon
discussion by Attorney McFarlrand that the
Board would need to obtain a lrmnted access
easement to use the backhoe -on Raffield's
property, Commissioner Fox. motioned for
Attorney.McFarland to execute the easement
and present it to the Boajd at a special meet-
ing to be held on June 19th at 5:30 p.nm.
Commissioner McLemore seconded :the
motion, and it passed unartrunus. I Is 4
CHAIRMAN CONDUCT / BOARD POL-
ICY-Commissipner Traylor discussed sin.
ing of documents by the Chairman and 'dis-
cussed the conduct of the June 12th meet-
ing. Commissioner Traylor then motioned
that anone wrhing to speak aunng a Board
meeting be required to come to:the podium.
Commissioner ,McLemore seconded -the
motion, and it passed unanimously. Upon
inquir b tL C:.irninis.:ner Tra,'lor regarding
the Chairman limitring each speaker to 5
minutes. Chairman Peters agreed to limit
discussion to 5 minutes per person. ,.-
GAS TAX REVENUE BONDS. SERIES
2001 (ROAD BOND)-Upon inquiry by Chief
Administrator Butler, the members of the
Board agreed to re-submit their priority lists
for road paving prior to the July 10th Board
Meeting. .. .'.
There being no further business and
upon mou.:.i by Commissioner Barnes. sec-
,,nd b% Commissiorfer McLemore, and una..
imous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
5:03 p.m.. E.D.T.,
NATHAN PETERS, JR., CHAIRMAN
ATTEST. DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM,
CLERK ;. .
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 18. 2001
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER BOARD-'
The Highland. View Water. Board met
this date in-special session Aith the following
members present: Chairman Nathar Peters,
Jr. and Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore Billy E Traylor, Carl W. Fox adpc
Jern \V Barnes -
Others present were County Attorne'5-
Timothy NMFarland Clerk Doulas C .
Birmingham' Deputy Clerk Towan.
McLemore; C chief Adrinuitrat,'r Don Butler:
Adrranistratine A.%istadj-,t Debbe Vibberg,i
Budding Official Michael L Hammanond Code
Enforcement Officer Tony Varona, :Countyv
Planner David Richardson. Emergency.
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Gulf CountN E NI S Dtrec:tr Shane
NlcGufl'l'n. Maintenance Superintendent.,-
Mosquito Control & Public Works Director,
Joe Bearden, Road ..Superintendent Bobbyi
Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford.'
Union Steward Doug Kelly. Water.
Department Employee Gerald Shearer?,'
Sheriffs Department Captain Joe Nugent
and Deputy Shenff Jimmy William-
Chairman Peters called the meeting to
order at 4 08 p rn. E D T
HIGHLAND VIEW ,.WATER. TANK-'
Chief Administrator Butler reported .rA
inspectioniof-thel after tairks b5 the Flonda
Department of Environmental Protection
staying that the Highland View.water tank
must be renovated as .oun a- po.ible (clst
eesumaied at S.41 000 0L ULpon hirs report
that there are no funds in the Highland View
Water System budget for this expense. the
Board discussed and agreed for Chief
Administrator Butler and Comrnmsi.,iner Fox
to meet with representatives of Trhe St Joe
Company to determine f the% are wilhng t
assist with this expense, as they are considl
enng connecung their new subdwi- on to th6
water system and report back to the Boarq
as soon as possible (D E P will require .a plar
of action ULlpon inquiry b% Commi.-iicner
Fox, ChiefA administrator Butler reported that
it will'cost approximately $1,000.00 to bring
the White City and .Beaches systems intc
compliance ': "; i
,mThere being no further business and
upon mouor, by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Fox, and unanimous
Vote, the meeting did then adjourn at'4:12
NATHAN PETERS, JR., CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM,
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
J'JUNE 19, 2001
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date In special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. a'nd
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Carl W. Fox
and Jerry W. Barnes (entered at 5:35 p.m.).
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Douglas, C.
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don But er,
Building Official Michael L. Hammond, Cdde
Enforcement Officer Tony .Varona. County
Planner David Richardson, and Water
System Employee Gerald Shearer.
Chairman Peters called the meeting to
order at 5:32 p.m., E.D.T.
RECEIVE BIDS #0001-34 / JAIL REN-.
OVATION & ADDITION-Pursuant to adver"
tisement to receive sealed bids (#0001-34) for
renovation of and addition to the Counity
Jail, the following bids were received: Bass
Construction Company. No Bid; Fisher
Construction, $254,000.00; KMT, Inc:.
$309,779.00; GAC Contractors;
$302.187.00; Floridian Construction &
Development Co., $328,300.00.
Commissioner Traylor motioned to
award this bid to the low bidder, contingent "
upon it meeting the specifications, and
Commissioner Fox seconded the motion.
Hammond regarding the funds budgeted for
this project, the motion passed unanimously
WATER SYSTEM RAFFIELD FISH-
ERIES-Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler that Attorney
McFarland has prepared a limited access
agreement/easement for the County Water
Department to assist Raffleld's with installa-
tion of fire hydrants for additional fire pro-
tection at the Fisheries location.
Commissioner Fox motioned for tile
Chairman to execute this easement Icondt0.
gent upon agreement by Raifleld Fishenrig)
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motidfl'
and it .passed 3-0. with Commissloner
l AR,. WestsideT5. ap. ,-acation0siaA^ Bib-e SJU vuuc.
Westside Baptist Vacation Bible School
Enrique Arturo Fernandez,
85, of Wewahitchka, passed away
at his home Thursday, July 12th.
He was born in Zulueta, Cuba
and had resided in the United
States since 1956. He was a grad-
uate of the University of South
Florida with a degree in account-
trig. A devout Catholic, he was a
Member of the St. Lawrence
Catholic Church, and a member
of the Third Order of St. Francis of
Assissi and Knights of Columbus.
Fernandez is survived by his
wife, Sheila L. Fernandez of
Wewahitchka; son, Enrique C.
Fernandez and wife Christina:
grandchildren, Andy Fernandez
and his wife, Laura and son
Jason, Alex Ehrique Fernandez,
Diego Enrique Fernandez and
Margarita Fernandez; daughter,
Sheila -Fernandez Williams and
lfer husband Rodger D. Williams
and sons, Ray Eubanks and
S, A funeral service: was held
Monday, July 16thfi at St.
Lawrence Catholic Church at
10:00 a.m., CT, with the Reverend
Father Thom Guido conducting.
Internment followed in Roberts
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Harry Lee Caldwell
Harry Lee Caldwell, Sr., 65, of
St. Joe Beach, passed away
Friday, July 13th in Port St. Joe.
A native of Hartwell, Georgia, he
had lived here for the last 31
years. Hewas'retired from St. Joe
Paper Company, later Florida
Coast Paper Cbmpany; Caldwell
was of the Baptist faith, and
served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife,
Clodette Caldwell of St. Joe
Beach; two sons. Harry Lee
Caldwell, Jr. of Panama City, and
Kevin Caldwell of San Diego,
California; one daughter, April
Massingill of Lake City; five
grandchildren; one great-grand-
child; two brothers, Charles
Caldwell .of Atlanta, Georgia, and
Perry Caldwell of Severn,
Maryland; and three sisters,
Martha Ferros of Albany, Georgia,
Virginia Bell of Severn, Maryland,
and Melba Doody of Hardinsburg,
Funeral services were held at
the Comforter Funeral Home at
11:00 a.m., ET, on Tuesday, July
17th, conducted by the Reverend
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Robert F. Neal, 71, of Howard
Creek, passed away at his home
Thursday, July 12th. He was a
member of the Howard Creek
Baptist Church. Neal served in
the Army's 24th Infantry in Japan
and Korea where he received a
Good Conduct Medal, Occupation
Medal, Distinguished Unit
Emblem and thie Korean Service
Medal with three bronze stars.
He was preceded in death by'
his parents Gladys and Robert.
Neal, his son John' Neal and his
brother, John Neal.
He is survived by his wife,
Margaret Neal of Howard Creek;
two sons, Daniel Neal of Seattle,
Washington, Patrick Neal and wife
Leslie of Milton; two grandchil-
dren, Allie Marie and Rachel Neal
of Milton; one sister, Frances
Whitmire; and two nephews,
George and Kevin Whitmire of
Bob requested that there 'be
no services and in lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to
Hospice Northwest Florida in
Bob's name. '- ,
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral.
"Cap'n Jack" Summers
Mr. -Walter J. "Cap'n Jack"
Summers, 60, of Port St. Joe, died
Saturday, July 14th in Birming-
ham, Alabama. Born in Fulton
County, Georgia, he moved to Port
St. Joe in 1987 from Covington,
He was the owner and opera-
tor of Cap'n Jacks -on Cape San
Blas which he opened in 1990.
He was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe
and was also a veteran of the U.S.
Cap'n Jack is preceded in
death by his parents, Walter and
Nona Summers and one sister,
Virginia Astin. He is survived by
his wife Cheryl Summers of Port
St. Joe and beloved companion
Co'Co (the chocolate lab); two
sons, Matthew Justin Summers
of Pensacola, and Justin David
Goff of' Jacksonville; one daugh-
ter, Nicole Summers Gantt of
Panama City; one sister, Margaret
S. Thompson of Sharpsburg, GA;
three grandsons, Cameron Gantt,
Austin..Gantt and Davin Gantt of
Douglasville.GA: seven nieces and,
nephews; ten great-nieces and
nephews and one great-great-,
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, July 18th, at 2:00
p.m. ET in the First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe ,with
Reverend" Brent Vickery and
Reverend David Fernandez offici-
ating. Interment followed in Holly
The following gentlemen
served as active: pallbearers, Phil
Thompson, Ryan Astin, Adam
Griffin, Jerry Warren, Scott
Baker, Ray Miller, Rush Combs
and Justin Goff. Honorary pall-
bearers were Dr: Tom Curry,: Dr.
Victor Ortega, Gene Abrams, Guy
White, Wayne Stevens. Zeke
Stevens, Rodney Hall, Ronnie.
Hudson, Eddie Ranew, John Ford
and Paul Hbert. Honorary
escorts will be ; Sgt.. Troy.
Simmons, Chris Buchanan. Larry
Hightower and Red Graves.
Those who wish, may make
contributions to the Knights 'of.
Columbus, "Christmas for .Kids"
in memory of'Cap'n Jack.,'
Southerland Family Funeral
Homes, Port St.- Joe, was. il
charge of the funeral arrange-
Family Week at Diie Theatre
It's time for the fun to begin at
Westside Baptist Church as you
learn from people in the Bible who
stepped out as' examples.
At this year's VBS
Courageous Kids, "Stepping Out
for Jesus," boys and girls will.
learn how they can be an exam-
ple, too. There will be active expe-
riences that will help them learn
how they can be examples for
Bible stories from thet'Old
Testament describe courageous
young people who are willing to
' take, risks to do what they knew
was right and pleasing unto 0od.
These people didn't do things the
easy way. Instead,, they did things
the courageous way. Children Will
learn that they can live as coura-
geous kids, "too, by following God
and being examples to others in
their speech, life, love, faith, and
All boys and girls from ages
er with Steve Sternberg, piano vir-
tuoso. Jazz. honky tonk. ragtime.
boogie woogie and some oldies are
the order of the evening. Steve will
delight all with his mastery on the
88 keys. Those in attendance will
get to sing along with him to some
of our all time favorite songs. h
Admission to this evening of"'
musical delight is S1Q for adults
.and $5 for those under 16 years
of age. (
While this attraction will be
open seating, it is a good idea to
m ake reservations now 0 d g..-
Call 850-653-3200 during
box office hours: Wednesday from
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..
Thursday. Friday and Saturday
from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
Saturday from, 12:30.p.m. until
2:30 .m : ; ,
A- The' family of John Littleton
expresses special thanks to the
Reverend Johnnie Bailey and his
wife,..! Vickie, as well-- .as the
Reverend John Adkins and his
They stayed and supported
the family until the early hours of
"' For this .ve will always. .be
grateful," Linda. Samuel. Ethan,
Marie and Maury.
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
.and join us. in worship... LPo-sit. LJoe
S a o Hw. 98-
Apalachicolo ... E .9 > W ... Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00 Wednesday Evening 71 ...
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family life Church
iRhema Bible Training Center graduates 'N
Visit our website at: fanmilylifechurch.net.. wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
S BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL ...
31" rColaumbus;St. St. Joe BeAchFL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP -6:00 PM ET
I Sunday School 9:45 am Wedncida3 Night at 6 00 p m. Youth
S Group Meeting, Bible Study &8 Prayer Mecung, Choir Pracuce 7:00 pm
0p taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
.Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!.
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
I ,',t.rn,.irm., cnco :ernemng our bus rniin-.rou, pleas ca ll 64 -.020 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493:
Sunday Schoo, . . .... . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ....... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service . . .' 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday . . . . 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
First United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ........................ ......... 9:00 a.m ., CT
Contemporary........................... 11:15 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
NURSERY PROVIDED L
Rev. Ted'Lovelace, Pastor .. . . ... Church/Office: 648-8820
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
++ ++ ST. JAMES'
++ + EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
Everyone at Dixie Theatre is.
bu sy getting ready for, Family
Week beginning Tuesday, July
24th 'rand 'running through
At 10,00 a.m. Tuesday
through Saturday, "A Little Bit of
Magic" will be performed by mem-
bers of the Dixie Theatre
Company. Admission is by sug-
gested donation: $3 for young,
people and $5 for adults.
From 2:00& p.m., until: 5:00
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
a theatre workshop is being held
.: ,j, i .i -i )t i t)>
for young people, ages seven
"through 15. The first two days will
i.onsist of classes and theatre
games. The next, two days will be
:'devoted to rehearsal of 'small '
plays. And the final day will be
performed by the students of. the
'workshop. Admission to this per-
formiance is by donation to- the
Dix.e Theatre Youth Stage Project.
In the evening Thursday,
'Friday and Saturday, July 26th,
27th and 28th. at 7:00 p.m. and
.'Sunday, July 29th at 2:30 p.m.,
there will be a musical get togeth-
l 'lA?(t";"Ai':f "3I^,. ".)dYA B -l-.U
"Highland View Baptist Church
"A Fellowship of God's ChildAen Sharin' 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 fide to churchcaffthe church office and we'I pich 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, hoir Practice 8 p.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............ 7 p.m. PASTOR RE\ JOhl-NNIE RAY BAILEY
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4 2L.420 Loiun Avenue ., Pot St., Joe, Flo'ida 32456'
Sunday School ...................... 10 a.m. C. -,e i,,to the Lord the qlo,'
Sunday Morning Worship ............. 11 a.m. due Hi- is ,nae, 'worship l\e
Sunday Evening Worship ........ ....... 6 p.m. Lord in the beaut of koliness
Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. Psalm 29:2
\\ The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
., :Reverend Kevin Carter, Pastor
Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor & Minister of Music
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
.. fYS o Y Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
ovi, f\ Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Sy ,,V Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Located at 823 N. I5thl St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & 'California 648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Nlile North of the Overstreet Road)
Sunday Bible Study- :... .. ....... 900 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship . . 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study ......... : .....7:00 pm CT
-^ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
" 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship . .10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School : . ... 11 a:m.
*Sunday School .6 .
*Young Children .
SNursery Available H 7
Pastor Rev.. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Sirst Baptist Church>
102 THIRD STREET *PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vicke'y Buddy Casv'i ..'
S,-m Im ^Pastor M minister of Music & Youth''
Sunday School ... . . 9:45 am
Worshp Service . . . ... 11:00 am
Disciple Training. ........ ... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ............7:00 pm.
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 2
Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITI4 BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port StL Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ......... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .. .. .. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study .. 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH (CRI TIAN CM IOOL
S Constitution and Monument
Port t. Joe..
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday Sthool ............ 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth-
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship .. .. .6:00 p.m.
SEvening Worship .. . 7:30 p.m.
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.,
SRev. Jesse Evans
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Touth & Children's Director->
Discover God's Love!
Long Avenue \
BAPTIST CHURCH '
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 an. and 6 p.um. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR
T ^ 626 Second Street
T4 C k VWewahitchka
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!
G(ae Baptist Ch
BUT THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL RENEW Ch
THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL.SOARQN WINGS LIKE
EAGLES,..-- ISAIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship tat 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceagles.org.,
,rTsv wrikio ipni2T QT-.inp- FT, a THURSDAY JULV 19. 2001
three through the sixth grade are
invited to join the excitement for I
this .year's very, exciting Bible
school. Vacation Bible School will
begin on Monday, July 23rd and
go through Friday, July 27th,
from 9:00 until 11:30. Please call
the church office at 639-5719 for
transportation. Westside Baptist,
Church is located at 842 West
River Road in Wewahitchka.
First Baptist to Conduct
Vacation Bible School
First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe will conduct Vacation,;
;Bible School Monday July 23rd
through Fnday, July 27th, from
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The theme is .Truth Trackers:
Discover the Secret of the Stone
Students will journey through
the deserts of Egypt and the
Middle East. There will be Bible.
stories, crafts, games, music and
This is for ages two years to
Gospel Sing at Abe
There will be a gospel sing
this Saturday. July 21st, at 7:00
p.m. CT, at the Abe Springs
Baptist Church. Highway 275
They will also be taking up a'
love offering for the R.L. and Hilda
Alford family. The Pastor Allen
Pitts and congregation gives
everyone a special imnitation to
come out and help out with this
Say you Saw It In Tl StarT
Watson Graduates from Naval Academy
Navy Ensign Charles M.
Watson, son of Sharon F. and
Charles T. Watson of Port St. Joe,
recently graduated from the
United States Naval Academy in
Annapolis, Maryland, and was
commissioned to his current rank
in the United States Navy.
Watson successfully complet-
ed four years of intensive academ-
ic, physical and professional
training, resulting in a bachelor of
.science degree with a major in
Naval Architecture. As a graduate
of the Naval Academy, Watson
completed a four-year, total-
immersion program where a
strong, balanced academic pro-
gram focused on the educational
needs of the Navy and Marine
Corps, is superimposed on a
strict, professional military train-
ing environment emphasizing the
development of leadership skills.
Watson participated in. a
serving aboard ships and at shore
stations around the world.
Considered one of the top
institutions in the country, the
U.S. Naval Academy was founded
in 1845. The Naval Academy has
graduated more than 60,000 men
Charles M. Watson
Character Development Program
during his four years at school.
The program discusses .issues
such as ethics, honor, integrity
and human dignity.
In the summer, midshipmen
continue their preparation by
Wausau to Hold
Annual Possum Day
The Wausau Community is
preparing. for the 33rd annual
Possum Festival to be held on
If,you want to participate in
the parade. call Frank Corso at
638-1460. or to be a food vendor
call Sam Rudd at 638-7943.
Come prepared to have fun.
Bring a chair, and be prepared to
sing, play games, and just enjoy
If you have any further
inquiries, call Monica at 638-
So,7220 or i e-mail her at
and women. Its graduates have
included 4,000 admirals and gen-
erals, one president, 200 mem-
bers of Congress, three governors,
73 Medal of Honor winners, one
.Nobel Prize winner and 40 astro-
The Naval Academy has more
than 4,000 students who com-
prise the Brigade of Midshipmen,
and who come from every state in
Watson is a 1993 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School.
Coastal Fitness and Rehab Opens Doors
An affiliate of, Beacon, Hill straining l machines, cardio- Fernandez, P.T.A., Candice Sweet,
therapy and Wellness Center vascular equipment, workout and O.T.R., and Dana Mallon, Rehab
opened last Friday in Ward Ridge
at 2775 Garrison Avenue. The
state-of-the art wellness. fitness
andjrehab center offers a full line
of Body Masters circuit strength
nutrition programs. Therapy
services include physical,
occupational, and speech therapy.,
The therapy staff includes
Kimberly Thomas, P.T., Buck
D Do you ke Golden Oldies ,
.a Listen, sing, dance and reminisce to all of your .
42 favorite Top 10 Rock 'N Roll and Country hits a
a from the 50's, 60's, 70's <& 80's.
SDay Restaurant Location Hours
MON OPEN OPEN OPEN
J; TUE Regan's Pub St. Joe 7 to 10
& Oyster Bar Beach EDST
a WED OPEN OPEN OPEN
THU Gracie's Reid Ave. 8 to 11
J2 1 Lounge Port St. Joe EDST a
a FRI DockSide Port St. Joe 7 to 10 J7
... Cafe' Marina EDST l
SAT DockSide Port St. Joe 7 to 10 a
Cafe' Marina ,EDST
ja Deejay Steve Mclntire from J;
a "www.That Oldies Place.com" a
- To book open dates call 1-800-386-9021
.Technician. In the photo above
Mayor Frank Pate _helps Kim
Thomas, cut the rinbbon marking,
the official opening of the business.
Sunday thru Tuesday 9 p.m.
Dance with D.J. "Crow"
*No Cover Charge*
Wednesday --fld/ies Af
$1 Longnecks $1 Draft *
$1 Well Drinks for Ladies
Come dance the night away with "The Buddy
Hamm Band" and D.J. "Crow" 9 p.m.
K No Cover Charge *
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Under Ne, Osnersh.p
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Thursday thru Saturday
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Monday thru Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Minutes of the. .. Gulf County School Board
JUNE 5, 2001 Approied Melii'sa Schell a, Port St. Joe Near Peinan..s F.ild Tnp countgent upon prool Elemenirv fo:.r -Lh, 2001-2002 school year P..r: St Joe Mhddle .,h.',:.ol
The Gull Cou:.nivy S.-n,- Board mel in Middle ESE Aide for ihe 2001-2002 school BID MATTERS: On motion by Mr of proper iuran,:. cou.erage o.n tre third Marraret Ellmer ESE Ai.Uin Arrant. 1i,[ Approed Kentn Parker 1.:,r te inLru,.
regular :e-ic,.n ,..n Jun,- 5 20'0. a 9 00 yvra content upon need of service Redd se,'on.J L-\ Mr Qui rn and unanini-:.,Ji i th.:lek erade. Jeannie Askew 3rd grade (for Kathy ,.onai/bernai-oral program -r, .,i ,_,lsi pua.iion
a im E'.T. in the A.min.m-nir.l\e Ojlli.e r| tihe Accepted re-innalir, of Bernice Former ,:,re the B,.ard appr.,:..d me i:.lov-in bid On ni.un tr, V Mr FRedd -e:.o:n.'d byi Mr Arnold a va':can': who iz on a lease of at GAGR for the 2001-2002 -hil \car
C.ull, Coun Scl-::,l B:.'ard. Thie following from her posiiinn o bus dn4er in maer: urrn anrd ui-,anr'hmo.ui h.*e tOe. B.:.ard absb-encel. Karen Odum 4tr, grade Debbie Approsed Chuck Gannon for ithe sup
ieninber. wwere 'pre-em Mar, Pndeecn,. Wewahitchka effecie at the end of the Aarded Flonda Di,,count Pest Control, appr.:..ed dip,:.l :.' ih f':lliwin, l urplul Childre''. Pre-K and Linda Johnron read- elementary pay position of boys head bas-
SChark.re Pierce, Billy Quinn, Jr, Oscar 2000-2001 school ear b bidder -ah th' 2001.2002 pest control prup-rt a P.:,r St J.:,e High c-,hool ing ;pe.,ali (erant funded ketball coach at Port St. Joe High School for
Redd and Linda WBod Tne Supenniernden Approved d-me; Danlels to move from agreen-ren IS39 001 Mr Redd requested C.omputer FPropery Record Nos. 61-95- Approved the following as teachers at the 2001-2002 school year.
and Board AiLtorn? wer: also present. maintenance II to maintenance I position thai [he record r,-eecl that the- B.:.ar ha. 2943, 61-95-3014, 61-95-2969. Wewahitchka Jr.-Sr. High School for the Accepted the resignation of Bernard
Chairman Pndgeon presided effecuve July I 2001 .. been pleased %iuh the services of Zapp... 'e-[ On motion by Mr: Redd, second by Mrs. 2001-2002 school year: Dennis Kizziah, M/S Anthony from his position as truancy officer
RECOGNITIONS: Supernniendent Appro'ed transfer oi Karen Seas to an, Control lor the past several years Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board Science; Alex Adams, Alternative Ed 7-12. effective June 25, 2001.
Kelle% presented Aduit S.:ic,:l diploma :, ESE .Aide position at Port S Joe High Sch00ool Awarded 2001.2002 fiber :,pti-: o0.1i .:, appr.d payment of 2001-2002 dues to the Approved Carl Kelley request .to Approved Jim Respress for abus driver
Marge IMcCain and Meii'sa Waters The for the 2001-2002 school year. Barloveni. (S24.614 00) pending appri al .:.1 Flrida A.-.,:t,,n of District School enter the DROP progrtr on July 1, 2002 position inWewahitchka for the 2001-2001
Board and Supennlendent al-c recognized Approved transfer of Stephanie the Technology. Literacy Challenge Fund Superirntendernt itn the amount ,of with anticipated terrrunation dae of July 1, schoolyear.
Mis- Bonnie Belin Prl St Joe High Schocl New ionte [o the _uldan,ce seecrelan Ill posi. grant. 5 :.74 Of' 2007. Also approved pameneri of terminal Approved transferring M erri Christie t
senior. ho wa _-elecied aa- a n.ember of the tiori at Port St. Joe High School eiecve for. Awarded 2001-2002 tire and tube bids, On motionby Ir. Quini, second by Mr leave as requested a part-toved instructional ide position at th
Fio-nda H,ah Sch.._ol A.-iu\ie_ Aso..-.,ton the summer of 2001 and the 2001-2002 fuel and oil bids. seat cover/cushion bids, Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board Approved Tony Barbee's request to Gulf County Adinstructionalfor the position2001-200atth
Academic All-State Tejin, schoolyear. brake shoe bidd as reorrmmerndd by approved advertisement of proposed policy enter the DROP program on July 1, 2001 s County Adult School or the 2001-20p2
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On notion Approved Hazel Arnold move to perma- Transportnation Diretor Don Ri ch changes as submitted. with an anticipated termination date of June school year. Also approved Carolyn Peak to
b\ Mrsi. Pier.-e. second bl Mri l:iood and nent saitus as a Pre-KAidel at Wewahitchka A\warded Port St Joe Elementary .The Board reviewed information on irri- 30, 2006. Also approved payment of terminal transfer to the Gulf County Adult School secretary-
unaniinou_ i ote the DE.,rd .ado.ptied the Elnementar3 Sch..ol for the 2001-2002 school School. sign bid .:. Sieart Sign Company gauin, .ai.-enri grounds. No action neces- leave as"requested. retary position and retain duties of secretary
agenda, amended to include .pages 41a .year contingent on Pre-K enrollment. i iS6.9'IC 001 sary. Approved Linda Whthlleld's request to to the Coordinator of Transportation for the
through 411 Iperonrnel naiieril and A6a. Approved Diane Clark move to perma- CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: On The Board :ei seed Port St. Joe enter the DROP program on July 1, 2002. 2001-2002 school year. In addition, Debra
69b (annual conirct i uth Life Mansgenientl nent status as an ESE Aide at Wewahitchka morillon b Mr Redd. s.e.:und bv Mrs. Wood, High/Port St. Joe rMidle S'.:h.:..:.l Morthl, Also approved payment of terninal leave as Anderson will transfer to the position ofsec-
CONSENT ITEMS: On rit-uorn b\ Mr Elementary School for the 2001-2002 school and unaninimous vo,e the Board approved Resource Officers report for May 2001 N.. requested. retary to the Coordinator of Human
'Redd. second L: Mr Quinn and unanimous year contingent on student attendance in the change to roof line at Wewahitclika action required. Accepted letter of intent to retire from Resources for the 2001-2002 school year.
o.te the Board i::k n.teiid aciun on the fol. ESE program for an identified student. Elementary School Additional Classrooms On motion by Mrs. Wood, second by Mr. Dr. Cecil Tillis effective July 31, 2002. Also Approved Webb Clements for the posi-
lowing consent items: Approsed Tony Barbee as adult sum- project.for a.cost of $8,450.00. Quinn, and unanimous vote, the Board approved payment of terminal leave as tion of mechanic at the Port St. Joe Bus
Ap.ror al l1fMinuie- Approved minutes mer school teacher. PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by approved for member: to attend the Florida requested. Barn effective July 2, 2001. ,
for MJ .S and 22. 2001 Board meetings. Approved ,the following. as summer Mr. Quinn, ee,:.:.nd D', Mrr Wood, and unan- School B:.-tr.i Ai.:..;iinn.:, meeting in Tampa, Approved Christine White's request to CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: On
C(orre'pnnden.-e The Board acknowl- school bus drivers: Pam Grahl. -Carolyn imous vote, the Board approved the Florida June 12-14, 2001. enter the DROP program July 1, 2002 with motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Wood,
edeed correspondence from Pnrt St. Joe Kanrie. Paulette Best. Linda Purswell, Shirley School Neighborhood Procedures. On motion by Mrs, Wood, second by an anticipated retirement date of June 30, and unanimous vote, the Board approved
Elenientan' O'dvssey ofi the lMind team, the Williams On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Pierce, and u.'nirm.us 'ote, the Board. 2007. Also approved payment of terminal contract with Carr Engineering .&
Worklorce Board, Dr Bill Truby, and Lois Approved Margaret Padgett as co-man- Mr. Quinn, and, unanimous vote, the Board approved for members to attend'the PAEC leave as requested Construction, Inc. in the amount of
Byrd. No action needed ager of school food service at Port St. Joe approved 2001-2002 psychological services Leadership Conference in Panama City, Approved Carl White's request to enter $203,100.00 for the construction of the Gulf
Budget Mjnaer Paynieni of High School for the 2001-2002 school year. contract with Life Management Center. June 12-14, 2001. the DROP program July 1, 2001 -with an County Adult Literacy Facility for Port, St.
Bills/Finance Manual: Approved the district Approved Bob Baston for a teaching On motion by Mr. Quinn, second by ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur- anticipated retirement date of June 30, Joe.
finance procedures manual, and approved position at Port St. Joe Middle School for the Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board their business, the meeting adjourned at 2006. Also approved payment of terminal PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
the following budget amendments and pay- 2001-2002 school year. approved the 2001-2002 IDEA grant applica- 10:10 a.m., ET. leave as requested. Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Quinn, and unapli-
ment of bills: Accepted resignation of David Cuttino tion for submission. JUNE 29, 2001 Approved Wayne Stevens request to mous vote, the Board took noted action oin
Budget Amendment VIII General Fund from his position as NJROTC instructor The Board acknowledged receipt of the The Gulf County School Board met in enter the DROP program July 1, 2001 with the following program matters:
Budget Amendment VIII PECO effective June 11., 2001. Workforce Board's annual audit. No action special session on June 29. 2001 at 1:00 an anticipated retirement date of June 30, Approved continuation of the 2000-
Budget Amendment VIII PSJE Bond Accepted resignation of John Treglown required. P.M.. ET, in the Administrative Offices of the 2006. Also approved payment of terminal 2001 school improvement plans until the
Budget Amendment VIII PSJE from his position as GARC instructor effec- The Board acknowledged receipt of a Gulf County. School Board. The following leave as requested. October Board meeting.
Budget Amendment VIII School Food tive July 15. 2001. letter from Captain Richard Parrish, post- members were present: Mary Pridgeon, Approved Charles Fortner's request to Approved 2001-2002 agreement with
Service Approved LaRue Huddleston, secretary, poning the closure of the Wewahitchka High Charlotte Pierce, Billy C. .Quinn, Jr.. Oscar enter the DROP program June 30, 2002 with the Bay District School Board to provide an
Budget Amendment VIII Federal to enter the DROP program July 1, 2001 School satellite unit of the NJROTC until Redd and Linda Wood. The Superintendent an anticipated retirement date of June 30, education for Bay County students residing
Personnel: Approved Carol Cathey to with an anticipated retirement date of June June 30, 2002. On motion by Mrs. Pierce, and Board Attorney were also present. 2007. Also approved payment of terminal in Mexico Beach.
enter the DROP program July 1, 2002. 30. 2005. Also approved payment of accrued second by Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote. Chairman Pridgeon presided, leave as requested. Approved submission of the Title VI
Approved payment of accrued on or before leave by Option 5 as requested, the Board approved a request to establish an BUDGET MATTERS/CLOSE OUT FIS- Approved Jordan Linton for position of grant application for the 2001-2002 school
July 1,.2002 as requested. Approved the following summer school NJROTC rifle range at Port St. Joe High CAL YEAR: On motion by Mrs. Pierce, sec- behavioral specialist for the 2001-2002 gr app
Approved Vivian Patten to enter the teachers at Wewahitchka High School: Dawn School. I ond by Mrs. Wood. and unanimous vote, the school year as recommended. year.Approved the Gulf County Middle/High
DROP program July 1, 2001 with an antici- Alcorn. Tommy Long. John Franzese. On motion by Mr. Quinn, second by Mr. Board approved the following budget mat- Approved April Andrews for the posi- School Code of Conduct with the addition of
pated retirement date of June 30. 2003. Also Approved the following summer school Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board ters: -tion of Even Start Parent Educator in DRScho violation of dress code, added as a
approved payment of accrued leave accord- teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary School: approved the purchase of a state approved Budget Amendment IX General Fund Wewahitchka for the 2001-2002 school year Level 1 Offense Also approved the Gufas a
ing to Option 3 as requested. Cindy Phillips. van to purchase for WIA program with Budget Amendment IX PECO as recommended. County Middle/High School Dred the asl
Approved Joan Heneghan for the posi- Approved the following summer school $20.000.00 of surplus furids from that bud- Budget Amendment IX PSJE Approved Nancy Pettie move from an County Middle/High School Dress Code as
tion of itinerant elementary music teacher teachers at Port St. Joe High School: Chuck get. Budget Amendment IX Federal aide II to aide I status at Port St. Joe Middle recomme NT MATTERS: On motion by
for the 2001-2002 school year contingent Gannon. Buck Watford, John Palmer. Laurel On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Budget Amendment K General School for the 2001-2002 school year. STUDENT MATTERS: On motion by
upon certification received by October 8. Riley, Rachel Crews. Mrs. Wood. and unanimous vote, the Board Budget Amendment K Local Capital Granted leave of absence request from Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Wood, and unani-
2001. Approved the following summer school approved 2001-2002 contract with PAEC for Improvement Pat Lowrey from her position of teacher at mous vote, the Board granted a waiver of the
Approved the following as teachers at teachers at Port St. Joe Middle School: ESE consultative services. Budget Amendment K School Food Port St. Joe High School for the 2001-2002 Pupil Progression Plan for a Port St. Joe
Wewahitchka High School for the 2001-2002 Gloria Gant. Ruby Knox. PUBLIC REARING ON POLICY Service school year. Middle School student to take two summer
school year: Karen Turner. Heather Fields, Approved the following summer school CHANGES: A public hearing was held on Budget Amendment K Federal Approved transfer of Bob Baston from school classes (mathematics and language
Vickie Davis. teacher at Wewahitchka Elementary School: advertised policy changes. There was no PERSONNEL: On motion by Mr. Redd, an ESE teaching position at Port St. Joe arts).
Accepted resignation of Ronald Bradley Debbie Baxley. response from the public. On motion by Mr. second by Mr. Quinn, and unanimous vote, Middle School to an ESE teaching position at The Board reviewed information on a
from his supplementary pay position of head Student Matters: Approved request of Redd. second by Mrs. Wood, and unanimous the Board took noted action on the following Port St. Joe High School for the 2001-2002 parental request for a waiver of the early
boys varsity basketball coach at Port St. Joe Kathy Hall for her daughter. Tonya. to take vote, the Board approved policy changes to personnel matters: school year. admissions policy. No action required.
High School effective at the end of the 2000- the GED exam before her 18th birthday in sections 2.30. 2.80, 2.81. 3.40. 3.41. 7.35, Approved a new position at Approved Minnie Likely and Don Rich Parent will appear before the Board at the
2001 school year. order to attend Gulf Coast Community 7.70. 8.16, 8.17. 8.18. 8.19, 8.20, 8.32 and Wewahitchka Jr.-Sr. High School for middle to be transferred to the Gulf County Adult July Board meeting.
Accepted resignation of Becky Lacour College in the fall semester. 8.33 as submitted. school team leader including the job descrip- School part-time teaching positions for the SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: The
from her supplementary pay position of head Approved request of Nicolette Chapman SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On tion. correlation of standards, and appraisal 2001-2002 school year. Board reviewed the Superintendent's
girls varsity basketball coach at Port St. Joe for her children. Wells and Louisiana. motion by Mrs. Pierce. second by Mrs. Wood. form. Mr. Rich will also serve as Coordinator appointments to serve on the Wewahitchka
High School effective at the end of the 2000- Franklin County residents, to attend Gulf and .unanimous vote, the Board approved Approved the following recommenda- of Transportation. Ms. Likely will also con-, Middle School Task Force committee. No
2001 school year. County Schools for the 2001-2002 school private transportation request for a Teen tions to fill teaching positions at Port St. Joe tinue as part-time in the ESE department at action required.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL o THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2001
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2001 PAGE 9A
installed along with two 170 kilo-
watt generators, which will pro-
vide electrical power to the boat.
After this installation, the final
sheets of metal for the outer cov-
ering of the Nekton Rorqual will
be welded in place.
Inside of the three decks of
the boat, workers are busy plac-
ing and installing all the neces-
sary plumbing, electrical, cabling,
insulation, walls, flooring, cabi-
nets, beds, bathrooms, kitchen
(galley), fuel cells, and numerous
other parts and pieces.
Painters are also busy putting
on the final coats of paint as the
various sections of the outer part
of the ship are finished.
The Nekton Rorqual will host
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From Page 1
dive cruises to the Bahamas year-
round while the Nekton Pilot will
shift from splitting time between
Belize and the Bahamas, to spend
full time at Belize.
What Does The Future Hold?
Dixon said most of the com-
pany's effort over the past year
has been concentrated on com-
pleting the Nekton Rorqual, but
plans are being made for the
future of the company. Bids have
been made for the construction of
other boats, as well as inquiries
for use of the giant marine rail
Marketing the SWATH design
is very much in the plans for the
company, as well as building a
third Nekton dive cruise shop in
the very near future. In the mean-
time, workers will begin construc-
tion on a barge just as soon as
Nekton Rorqual is launched.
When the launching date is
close, it will be announced in The
Even Gulf County
Shipbuilding engineer Andy
Barron puts on his hard hat and
pitches in as the boat nears
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Gilmore Sprayer. Parts
Water Garden Tubing
Many box deals
with small items
Light Houses, Ceramic
Oak Bar Stool
Oak Trash Container
Open-Close Lighted Sign
Electric Egg Turner
Some Used Household
Royal Cash register like
President John Dixon also has on his work clothes and stops
for a photo op with the Nekton Rorqual in the background.
R Equipment and workers
S look very small from atop the
2 Styles of shelving units on rollers 6 units with adjustable
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ship's fuel cells.
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MBARA To Deploy
Reef Thursday, 19th
The City of Mexico Beach and
the. Mexico Beach Artificial Reef
Association (MBARA) will deploy a
cleaned steel hopper barge in the
City of Mexico Beach's "Car Body"
artificial reef site.
The depth of the deployment
is approximately 65 feet. The lati-
.tude and longitude of the planned
deployment will follow. The barge
is 195 feet long, 35 feet wide and
14 feet high. The barge will be
loaded with large diameter sec-
tions of steel pipe in excess of
one-fourth inches thick.
* Oysters Shrimp Crabs
The deployment is planned
for next week weather permitting.
Those government parties inter-
ested in inspecting the vessel can
contact Danny Grizzard of Florida
Aquatic and Marine Inc. at 850-
872-8980 or 850-624-8980 to
schedule an inspection date and
The barge will be deployed at
the following coordinates: 29
53.195 N, 85 32.850 W.
The project is being funded by
Beer & Wine
*Blue Bunny Ice Cream
227-1670 On C-30A South of Port St.
New Hours: Tuesday Thursday: 12-8 p.m.
Friday Saturday: 12-9 p.m. Closed Monday
Open Sundays Starting May 27th
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Borders A Success
After months of working with
teens from around the world to
uncover manipulative tobacco
marketing, Students Working
Against Tobacco culminated their
statewide advocacy campaign,
SWAT Without Borders, at the
Teen Tobacco Summit in Orlando,
Florida June 20, 2001.
Nearly 400 youth from
around Florida were, on hand to
participate in a rally which
included a presentation of outra-
geous tobacco marketing facts,
and video and live testimonials
from youth around the world.
Also, in recognition of the work
done during the campaign to raise
awareness about Big Tobacco's
, global rampage, SWAT announced
That it received an invitation to
attend a World Health
Organization global tobacco sum-
mit in 2002.
Thomas Philpot, former SWAT
chair, released the results of a poll
by more than 10,000 internation-
al youth in which 62 percent stat-
ed that they had been exposed to
tobacco marketing and promotion
in that week.
Another highlight included,
the unveiling of international
guidelines to the tobacco indus-
try. Following the rally, SWAT
youth signed banners with their
I international guidelines to the
'"'tobacco industry that will be sent
to the US tobacco companies with
the largest global holdings.
[ (PSJPD Report
VIOLATION OF PROBATION
Bradley F. Smith, 24, of
Beacon Hill, was arrested June
13th at approximately 3:48 p.m.
by Port St. Joe Police Department
Officer Russell Burch on a active
warrant for violation of probation.
Smith was placed on proba-
tion January 4, 1999 for posses-
sion of cocaine. Smith -iolated his
probation by failing to pay
towards his supervision ($99.14
in arrears), failure to pay court
costs and fine, and failure to per-
form public service work as
directed by the' court.
Smith was taken into custody
and transported to the Gulf
The SWAT message was car-
ried to communities worldwide
thanks to the presence of exten-
sive media, including: AP,
Reuters, the Orlando Sentinel, the
Tallahassee Democrat, NBC
Channel 6 in Miami, CBS
Channel 6 and Central Florida
News Channel 13 in Orlando,
NBC Channel 8 in Tampa, NBC
Channel 5 in West Palm Beach
and the Spanish-language
Telemuhdo and Unriivision
Networks, plus a host of statewide
The campaign's success can
be attributed to the work of SWAT
chapters in all of Florida's 67
counties. For information on local
SWAT programs, contact Sabrina
Burke, Gulf County Tobacco
Prevention Coordinator, 227-1276
Girl Scout Reunion to
Be Held in October
Were you ever a Girl Scout
(Brownies count, too) as a girl or
adult? Did you camp at Camp. For
All Seasons in Leon County? Did
you ever receive your Golden
Eaglet, Curved Bar, First Class, or
Gold Award-the highest award a
girl can earn in Girl Scouting? If
you answered "yes" to one or more
of these questions, then the Girl
Scout Council of Apalachee Bend
is looking for you!
Join us for a. Girl- Sout
reunion as we celebrate' the 25th
anniversary of Camp For All
Seasons on Saturday, October
6th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00
p.m. at the camp located on
Julow Lane off Highway 20 on
Lake Talquin in Leon County.
Visit with your former camp bud-
dies and see how camp has
changed, or not, from the days
you first attended summer resi-.
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tour of camp. See the recent addi-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2001 PAGE 11A
Equine Encephalitis Is 95% Fatal to Unvaccinated Horses
Equine Eastern Encephalitis occurs in areas and at times Panhandle have been followed by
(EEE) is a viral disease that is where the mosquito population is an outbreak of encephalitis in the
often fatal in horses. This disease abundant. Recent rains in the equine population. Approximately
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20 horses died in less than two
weeks in Holmes, Jackson and
Santa Rosa counties.
Even though outbreaks are
generally limited to a certain geo-
graphic perimeter due to the pat-
tern of distribution of the vector,
horses located in other areas in
Florida may be at risk of contract-
ing the disease, due to the current
climatic condition. My informa-
tion for the article was provided
by DVM Geneviere Fontaine,
University of Florida College of
Transmission and cycle
transmission of the virus to hors-
es occurs through the bite of an
infected mosquito. The "normal"
cycle of the virus involves mosqui-
toes and swamp birds, while
horses and people are "acciden-
tal" hosts. When bitten -by an
infected mosquito, people and
horses are in fact "dead-end"
hosts that cause the cycle to stop
because the concentration of viral
particles in their blood Is insuffi-
cient to infect another mosquito.
July 10, 2001
TO: Parents, Students, and Employees
FROM: Jerry E. Kelley ,
Superintendent of Schools
RE: Florida Educational Equity Act
The School Board of Gulf County adheres to the pro-
visions of the Florida Educational Equity Act pro-'
hibltlng-discrimlnatlon In admission, employment,
and treatment of students. The provisions of this act
are In compliance with all Federal regulauonsa
Specillc lll the Florida Educ tional Equit Act
Sime; No pci;rron in Lhin ._lae .hall orn me t,:ia.;i of
race national 1i-iein i. handicap or rrntal ILta
Lu e be c.luol l ir.:.n prtcipatluon in be denied ne
*:,enefi ta *, or bt ;urje.:led 10 dica-rlminaUor, under
an, .,tluiau.nr, proi roii or acuLi'.i :, .r in arm l emr plo,-
:T, en l cndii:n r, [.-,r i:lee onau ied b-, a public
edu. tiionial ir.uiuiin i.hich recelc or ben'fit-
from lederAl ir r'te 'liincial asil-trnce C" lS in
Any violations of the provision of the Act should be
reported to : ,
Charles T. Watson
Director of Support Services :''
Gulf County'School Board
150 Middle School Road
F-rin Si Jo.e Florma 32453i:
Teleprone i. Ul 22e.iC25' or Is-,,0l i39.-71
'The School Bc-,ra ha ,d-plted a grle an.:e lo reso-lje
c)mpnli.its l odi-rn.:iinauorn A cop,. of ihli proce.
dure i ,,.all:ble in each scr.n-c,l office and in Lhe
C-oTi:e ofl Ue Superirne-ndent orf school_ hl,:h is
loc 5ed 'l 1S.0 Mid.dle School R-oad. P.:-r St Joe FL
Members o Lthe ripl.n.jee birg31iing uni kaia, ua,
the contract grievance procedure referring to Article
VIII. Section 2: ..
Itc. July 19.2001. ,
FOOTBALL LEAGUE, INC.
(Little League Football for the Port St. Joe and South Gulf County School District Area)
REGISTRATION FALL 2001
Gene Raffield Football League, Inc., announces final dates
,for registration for the 2001 Fall Season for the Port St. Joe
and South Gulf County School District area as follows:
WHERE: J. Patrick Floyd's office, 408 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe
WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2001, 408 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe
(5:00 o.m.-7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, July 28, 2001, 408 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe
(10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
For players, $50.00 registration fee (which includes most
equipment), copy of birth certificate, a photograph of player
and evidence of health insurance.
COSTS: For players: $50.00 registration fee includes all equipment
except shoes and forearm pads.
Players Boys who are at least 8 years old but not older than
10 years old as of August 1, 2001, will be in the younger divi-
sion (Sting Rays).
Boys who are at least 11 years old as of August 1, 2001, but
not 13 as of that date and who will not be in the 7th grade as
of September 1, 2001, will be in the older division (Manta
PLEASE REGISTER NOW!
-\ THANK YOU .
GENE RAFFIELD FOOTBALL LEAGUE, INC.
Infected horses therefore do
not represent a source of virus for
people or other horses. Birds and
wild animals constitute the reser-
voir species for the virus: the
virus multiplies in their body but
they do not get sick. However,
their blood contains enough viral
particles for mosquitoes to
become infected during subse-
, quent blood meals. Other domes-
tic species such as burros, mules,
pigs and calves may be affected
like horses, but the severity of the
disease is lesser than in horses.
The incubator period for EEE
is approximately one week. Early
signs are generally subtle and are
often undetected. They involve
fever (mild or severe), depression,
lack of appetite and stiffness.
These signs may last up to five
days during which viremia (pres-
ence of the virus in the blood)
occurs. Signs of neurological dis-
ease usually follow. Horses may
become profoundly depressed
(therefore the name "sleeping
sickness") or exhibit abnormal
behavior such as propulsive walk-
ing, head-pressing, aggressive-
ness, circling, or hyperexcitabili-
Some horses show signs of
facial nerve dysfunction such as
blindness, head tilt, and paralysis
of the muscles of the face, mouth
and throat. Some horses become
comatose, seizure or die sudden-
ly. The disease is associated with
a high mortality (95% in non-vac-
cinated horses). The few horses
that survive show gradual
improvement over weeks to
months, but residual neurological
deficits such as ataxia, depres-
sion and abnormal behavior are
A presumptive diagnosis is
made based on clinical findings
and circumstances (location, time
of the -year, presence of similar
cases in the area). The diagnosis
may be confirmed by analyzing
blood samples to determine the
concentration of antibodies
against EEE virus, but the peak
in antibody concentration usually
occurs-before horses show signs
of neurological disease, which is
the time where the blood samples
are generally collected. Therefore
blood samples are not always a
reliable way to diagnose EEE. A
second sample collected during
convalescence may reveal
decreased titers, and a four-fold
increase is considered diagriostic.
On the other hand, a second
sample may reveal decreased
titers if taken when the antibody
concentration is in the decreasing
phase. Vaccinated horses may
have high titers due to recent vac-
cination. Various tests such as
viral isolation from cerebro-spinal
fluid (CSF) and brain tissue, and
PCR (a test that detects viral DNA)
I. P Rtl.Sea sGrvroDaePtyTdI. I
are used to confirm the diagnosis
at post mortem examination.
Examination of tissue sections
collected during necropsy usually
shows signs of inflammation of
the central nervous system.
There is no known treatment
for this disease. The only treat-
ments used in horses with neuro-
logical signs associated with viral
encephalitis are primarily sup-
portive and include anti-inflam-
matories, anti-convulsants, and
fluid therapy. Affected horses are
placed in a padded stall, or on
heavy bedding to prevent self-
inflicted trauma. Leg wraps and
padded helmets may be used to
the same effect. Recumbent ani-
mals may temporarily be support-
ed in a sling..
An equine vaccine is avail-
able. It is a killed vaccine that is
safe to use in all horses, including
pregnant mares and foals. It is
strongly recommended to vacci-
nate all horses at least twice a
year, and up to four times in
Florida where the vector season is
prolonged. Foals from unvacci-
nated mares may be vaccinated at
any age, but they should be
revaccinated at six months and
one year of age to ensure ade-
quate protection. Even though
vaccinated horses are less likely
to get EEE, pr-otection provided by
Time in Arab
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
James P. Massey, II, son of James
P. Massey of Port St. Joe, recently
visited Jebel Ari, United Arab
Emirates during a six month
deployment to the Mediterranean
Sea and Persian Gulf while,
assigned to the guided missile
destroyer USS Mitsher, home
ported in Norfolk, Virginia.
During the visit, sailors from
,Massey's ship had access to
American fast food stands, three
swimming pools and an internet
cafe, equipped with large screen
televisions and video games, all
provided by the United Services
Organizations. The sailors also
had the opportunity to shop,
sightsee, and enjoy the local cul-
ture and cuisine.
USS NMitscher is one of the
most powerful warships ever put
to sea. The computer-based
"' AGIS weapons system is the
heart of the ship's war-fighting
capacity. It centers around a pow-
erful radar that enables the crew
to detect, track and fire on more
than 100 targets at a time.
Madgey is a 1985 graduate of
Cicerio-North Syracuse High
School of Cicero, New York and
joined the Navy in July 1986.
the vaccine is not absolute.
Avoiding exposure to the vec-
tor is another preventive measure
that should be implemented.
Horses should be kept away from
mosquito breeding sites such as
marshes, ponds, and wetlands.
Stagnant water commonly found
in birdbaths, dog bowls, old tires,
unused swimming pools, plastic
tarps or the likes should be elimi-
nated fiom the horses' environ-
merit. Insect repellants should be
used as needed.
If practical, horses should be
kept in stalls with screens and
fans at dusk to dawn, the times
where mosquitoes are the most
active. People are also encouraged
to limit exposure to mosquitoes
by avoiding outdoor activities at
dusk to dawn, and by wearing
long sleeved shirts, pants, socks
and shoes if outdoors at times.of
vector activity. ;
Due to the recent medical
alert issued following the out-
break of equine cases in the
Panhandle, suspect; cases of
encephalitis should be reported to
the State Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Hospice of Florida
to Hold. Volunteer '
The Hospice of Northwest
Florida will hold a training class
for those interested in becoming
Hospice volunteers on July 31 st.
August 1st, and August 2nd, from
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the
Hospice of Northwest Florida
office located at 2589 Jenks
Avenue, Panama City.
The course will include spe-
cialized training in non-clinical
services to assist primary care-
givers with care and support of
patients and their families, as well
as a wide range of administrative
support and services. The train-
ing course will enable volunteers
to examine their personal feelings
about how to care for those with
life limiting -illnesses and how to
enhance their effectiveness as
members of the Hospice team.
In addition, volunteers will
receive continuing education
through their commitment to
Hospice. Individuals interested in
any volunteer area of Hospice are
encouraged to attend:.. -
Volunteers that wonulr like to
help with patients and families or
help with bereavement are
required to complete all sessions:,
Make up classes are available if a
volunteer is not able to attend all
For more information 'and to
sign up, please contact Janie
Turner at 785-3040.
PAGE 12A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2001
IF A BEE, A WASP OR
A HORNET STINGS YOU
First they to remove the stinger if possible. Then, imme-
diately apply ice. If the swelling does not subside or the pain
continues to increase, do not delay going to a physician for
Some people are greatly allergic to insect stings. If
w medical treatment is not given soon, serious complications
may ensure. We carry a complete stock of medicines to help
relieve insect bites. Also, insect repellents to avoid them.
WE PROUDLY ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE
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Gift Department -Nautical Gifts -Books -Games
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Saturday Final Sign
Up for Fall Soccer
The final sign up for the fall;
recreational soccer program will
J. 0 7be held on Saturday, July 21st,
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the
Shoreline Medical Group (behind
""L Hungry Howie's).
L"I -Games will be starting by;
August 25th with practices start-
f ing around August 10th. All chil-
AFT I dren ages four to 18 are eligible to
participate. Most games are'
played in Panama City at Harders
Field, in conjunction with the Bay
County Youth Soccer program.
Beginning with this fall sea-
L i"., son, the four and five year olds
', will practice and play all of their,
S games in Port St. Joe. If you have
.ipquesctions or would like to sign up
'I I. before Saturday, please contact
f f,, ,~ S" Betty Curry at 229-8010.
Dixie Girls Place Second In State
The Port St. Joe Dixie Girls 10
and under softball team finished
second in the state. They were 3-
2 in the tournament held recently
at Sneads. The young ladies
St. Joe Advances In Tourney; A Win
Thursday Clinches District Title
defeated host Sneads (19-8),
Wildwood (17-6), Okeechobee (7-
5), before losing to Chipley (4-7),
and the state champions West
Port St. Joe was led by offen-
sive standouts Kayla Parker
(.750), Jessie Moore (.545), Kristin
Posey (.538), Misty Knobel (.533),
Addie Little (.500), and Savannah
Searcy (.500). Contributing great-
ly offensively and defensively for
the runners-up were Kaelyn
Williams, Brennis Bush, Tori
Smith, Angela Canington,;
Courtney Hermsdorfer, and;
Port St. Joe was coached by
Glen Davis. His assistants were
Tracy Browning and Marty Posey.
The Port St. Joe 12 year-old
tournament team opened the
District 4 Tournament with a 3-1
win over Wewahitchka, then
defeated Callaway 9-1 in Monday
Wewahitchka scored one, run
in the second inning to take an
early lead, but Port St. Joe
'answered with three runs of their
,own in the fourth inning.
Chase Tharpe led the team at
the plate, going two for three.
Mica Ashcraft, Zack Lee, Warren
Floyd, Jamie Byrd, Justin
Henderson and Matthew Gannon
each added a hit.
In game two, Tharpe tossed a
complete game no-hitter, allowing
only two walks while striking out
five Callaway batters.
Port St. Joe took a 2-0 lead in
the fourth inning, and extended
its lead to 8-1 after five complete
Mike Quinn led the team with
two hits. Matthew Gannon, Mica
Ashcraft, Zack Lee, Warren Floyd,
Justin Henderson, Jamie Byrd,
Rodney Besore and Zeke
Stephens each added a hit.
Tuesday evening Port St. Joe
Kneeling, from left, are Ryan Ranie, Dee Baker, Sam Paul, Patrick Gates, Robbie Moris, Andrew
Taylor, and Roy Suber. Standing, left to right, are manager Ben Ranie, Blaine Pitts, Sean Bierman,
Trey Goodwin, Tyler Bush, Matt Grant, and assistant coaches George Suber and Mat Taylor. Not
pictured is Frankie Bailey.
Kneeling (left to right) are Chaes Tharpe, Matthew Dodson, Jamie Byrd, Matthew Gannon, Zach
Tarantino, and Rodney Besore: standing (1 to r) are Mike Quinn, Mica Ashcraft, Zack Lee, Justin
Henderson, Warren Floyd, Zeke Stephens, and Josey Freeman; and coaches (in rear) are Don Ashcraft,
Chuck Tharpe, and Joey Tarantino.
rule shortened five-inning game.'
Mike Quinn was the winning
pitcher for the St. Joe team.
one i Wewvahitchka was knocked
out of the double elimination
tournament with a 9-2 loss to
1816S.Hwy. 71 Wewahitchka Port St. Joe drew a bye
Wednesday and will play the
SL I winner of the Apalachicola/
irs Drakes fOcS Callaway game which played
Wednesday. St. Joe is the only
Bel Hoses r End l -undefeated team in the
8s I front AEOn0 0l tournament and could potentially
r .....I play the championship game
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Free'school physical will be
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Wewahitchka High School, from
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., CT. They
will be held in Port St. Joe on
August 2nd at the Gulf County
Health Department, from 8:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 1:00
p.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET.
The Gulf County Health
Department, local area physicians
and Beacon Hill Fitness Center
are sponsoring the annual school
physical for students seventh
through 12th grades. All students
are welcome. Students entering
the seventh grade are encouraged
to participate. It is not necessary
for the student to be participating
in sports to take advantage of this
The physical forms will be
available for parents to pre sign at
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
Health Departments. Students
must have parental signature on
the forms to receive the physical.
Forms will also be available the
morning of the physical.
If you have any questions,
please call Regina Washabaugh,
RN, School Health Cooridinator at
227-7340, ext. 123.
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Local 8 Year Old Team
Places Second In
The Port St. Joe Dixie Youth Coa
eight year old team finished quoted
second in two tournaments one of
recently in Panama City. seen at
In the Callaway Tournament, Witi
the boys faced a tough Callaway group t
team in game one. Although play in
playing with a lot of heart, St. Joe game o0
took a first round 14-4 loss. good H
Sawyer Steward had a single and taking
a double; Austin Farmer had two hung or
singles; and Chase Watford added Rom
two singles. with thi
The team stormed back from Evan
the loser's bracket, beating both Denton
Franklin County (15-5) and
Wewahitchka (10-0). Stephen
Denton and Sawyer Steward each
had a home run and a double 4
against Franklin County. C. J.
Butts also had a homer, while
Colton Thursby added two '.
In the Wewahitchka game,
Roman Quinn, Josh Henderson .
and Jared Arnold each had two
The championship game was
one to remember. After falling
behind early, St. Joe came back
two time' to tie the score at 7-7
after six innings of play. In the top
of the seventh, Port St. Joe sent
two runners across the plate to
take a 9-7 lead. However,
Callaway rallied in the bottom
half of the inning with three runs
for the win.
Luke Linton, Trevor Lang,
Tremaine Cummings and Mathew
Pope'each had two singles.
.ch Buck Watford was
as saying that, 'This was
the best games I've ever
hin a week's time, this
traveled to Southport to
another tournament. In
ne, Port St. Joe played a
islandd Park team. After
an early 7-2 lead, they
n for a 9-8 victory.
nan Quinn led the team
ree singles and a double.
Branch and Stephen
each had two singles and
a double, while Jarvious Johnson
added two singles.
In game two, St. Joe blistered
Southport 16-2. Chase Watford
had a single and a triple; Levi
Strickland had a single and a
double; while Trevor Lang and C.
J. Butts each added two singles.
This set up the anticipated
rematch with Callaway in the
As in their previous meeting,
Callaway built an early 5-2 lead,
and extended it to 11-5 after four
innings. Port St. Joe fought back,
but suffered a 12-10 loss.
Stephen Denton led the team
with two singles and two doubles.
Evan Branch had two singles and
a double: C. J. Butts had three
singles and Colton Thursby added
8 Year Old Players Show Off Their Trophies
The Dixie Youth eight year old
tournament team and coaches
greatly appreciated all of these
businesses and individuals for
their support: Commissioner Carl
Fox, Commissioner Jerry Barnes,
Commissioner Nathan Peters, C.
R. Smith, Buck and Pam Watford,
Big Barn Flea Market and
Antiques, Sheila Smith, Parker
Realty, St. Joe Rent-All, PJ's
Roofing, Highland View Fire
Dept., Subway Sandwiches and
the people of Port St. Joe.
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Roberson, Bryce Gerber; standing, from left, are Tyler Whitten, Brandon Mayhann, Taylor Husband,
Billy Peak, Justin Lemke, Austin Chumney, and Beau McCorvey. The coaches are Tim Price, Steve
Peak, Rusty Wood, and Ronald Mayhann (not pictured).
Wewa Dixie Youth Attend
The Wewahitchka Dixie You lh
eight and under All-Star team
recently participated in a tourna-
meant held at the Callaway
Recreational Complex. These
young athletes represented
Wewahitchka well as they faced
teams from Apalachicola, Bayou
George, Callaway, and Port St.
The week-long, double-elimi-
nation tournament was held in
mid June. The players and coach-
es would. like to thank all those
who supported them throughout
the tournament and regular sea-
Port St. Joe Dixie AAA All-Stars Take Second
The Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball League 10-and-under non-sanctioned baseball team, pictured
above, placed second in the "AAA" All-Star District Tournament which was held in Callaway June
29th to July 6th.
Kneeling, from left, are Trey Humphrey, Jacob Combs, Rakeem Quinn, Chris Cochran, Shane
Knox, and Levi Strickland; standing, left to right, are Raheem Clemons, Stratton Miniat, Jasey
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Questions Flood Elevations
The following is a copy of a
letter sent to Senator Nelson and
forwarded to us for publication:
We have a great concern
regarding the new "proposed"
flood maps. These maps have
changed the elevation require-
ments for C-Zone and have in
effect put most of Cape San Blas
area in a flood zone. When we
bought our home in August of
2000, it was located in a C-Zone,
which did not require us to obtain
The new maps have put us in
a VE Zone which is very costly
and will require us to purchase,
private flood insurance at an esti-
mated annual cost of $8000. We
cannot afford this. Homeowners
in our area have protested the
"proposed" maps and sent in 253
appeals to FEMA. The require-
ment for a C-Elevation was arbi-
trarily changed by FEMA to an
elevation of eight feet from six
It seems like some things
don't ever get done. I've tried to
drop this off at your office twice,.
but you were closed. My response
to your questions is attached.
While I do not favor counting
prisoners foifredistricting purpos-
es, there are some things that
bother me about the issues
raised. Our government is based,
upon equal representation even if
you don't want to be represented.
or registered to vote, or vote. It did
not start out that way, but that's,
the way it is now. You are repre-
sented if you can't, vote legally.
You are' represented even if you
don't have a lot to say about
where you live. Some of these
groups of folks include prisoners
The way we transfer the
power vested in the people to the
elected leadership can be con-
founding when you really think
about it. Government's expansion,
into our lives should concern
everyone. Dependency on govern-
,ment programs and the redistnb-
ution of wealth have created pow-
erful constituency relationships
at national and local levels.
It seems to me the debate
about who to count for redistrict-
ing is about the balance of politi-
cal power between north and
south Gulf County. At-large vot-
ing would address this but I am'
not sure what the price would be
in other areas. :
The issue of identical district
lines is logical and would seem to
be the ideal for all citizens of Gulf
County There are several dynam-
ics .that deserve "caution.. It
assumes that at-large county vaot-
ing will not occur .Political coali-
tions could become more likely
Our, form. of a representative
democracy demands that those
elected to public office have a
commitment to 'the people the6
represent, all of them. These indi-
viduals do not have .to: be the
brightest, wealthiest, most edu-
cated. or be born into the right
f families. They do however have to
be able to take that next step to a
level above what is best. lfr them-
selves or their families, our form
' of government.:' demands it.
'Unfortunately, few rise to the
Thank you for your consider-
S incerely, ,
Luke Cousins ,
feet. This was done without any
scientific evidence to support the
change and did not take into
account the "actual" elevation of
the individual properties.
Also, is .there any way the
Cape San Blas area could obtain
Federal Flood insurance? We have
been told this area was put in a
CBRA which prevents us from
obtaining Federal Flood insur-
ance. We thought CBRA was for
undeveloped areas? Cape San
,Blas is a booming area and very
much developed, this is why we
moved to the area and opened
Mortgage Portfolio Services, Inc.
It is our opinion .as a mort-
gage lender, that the additional
cost of private flood insurance
would 'create a hardship for
homeowners, in addition to slow-
ing economic development and'
We would appreciate your
assistance in this matter
Mary Ann and Steve Conroy
My family rented two condos
over the Fourth of July week..
We enjoyed and appreciated.
so much the fireworks displays! It
really added to our much loved
reunion-22 of usi Thanks for the
expense for all to enjoy.
Mr and Mrs. John Leverette
The actions, of the County
Commissioners, except. for
Nathan Peters (District IV), to not
hold a workshop in Wewahichka
was a disgrace to the citizens of
Gulf County, and especially citi-
zens of Distnct I and II. There
;has been several meetings and
'workshops in Port .S,t. Joe con-
cerning the redistncimg-- D fig
these meetings, a majority of the
commissioners stated that they
\wanted the public input and
would meet with anyone concern-
ing the issue. However. commis-
sioriers from District I and II must
not want public input, nor is will-
ing to meet with the voters from
the north end of the county, as
they have canceled the joint work- ,
shop \with \Wewahitchka. They
have also voted, without public
input from fhie north end of the
count\', to accept one of two sce-
nanos I(11B or 17A) to redistnct
Gulf County. ,
Commissioner Trayldr stated
'that his objections to the
Wewahitchka workshop was that
Commissioner Peters, scheduled
the meeting without discussing
'the issue with the two commis-
sioners from the north end of the
county. Dr. Mary Pridgeon,
Chairperson of the Gulf County
School Board asked at' the last
workshop (county commissioners
,and school board members in
attendance). if the, county com-
mission would also attend a joint
workshop at the north end of the
county. Commissioner Traylor
was on the podium and made no
objection to the meeting. If
Commissioner Traylor had a
problem informing the public he
,represents with a meeting in
\VewahiLchka. he, should have.
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said something at the
shop. To complain at a
the scheduled me
Wewahitchka was not
with him prior to the s
is ridiculous and pel
end of the county states
not received any negi
ments from the public
including the' prisoners
the population to dete
voting districts. Who
to? Not the public in
at the meetings, and nc
lic on the street.
I feel that the maj<
public is unaware tl
inmates may be county
in Gulf County, and
determine the new v
tricts. Willie Ramsey
2001), stated he has n
person from any of th
tricts who want thi
included as voters to
the new voting district
person at the County C
meetings or public
have stated they w
prison population use'
mine the voting district
against the idea. In fac
public comments at th
and workshops have
why the districts have
tioned as they have in
scenario's. Not one con
could or did answer wh
ous districts have beei
and piece-milled toget
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workshops two-year-old agency. Previously,
ranted the law enforcement academy
d to deter- recruits received training in fresh-
ts, all were water resource law enforcement
2t, all of the and wildlife law enforcement, but
e meetings saltwater resources were under a
questioned different agency's jurisdiction.
been parti- Now, all three types of resources
the various rely on the FWC for protection,
nmissioner and that has increased the inten-
hy the vari- sity of training for the recruits.'
i dissected FWC Chairman David
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a new chapter in the history of the
protection of Florida's fish and
II wildlife. .
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the your needs in fulfilling your
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'u Meehan said during an address to
the-graduates in front of an esti-
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Tallahassee Community College.
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AHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2001 PAGE 3B
Summer Is Here...Are Youi Ready For Extreme Heat?
By: Chris Floyd, -Disaster
Services Director, Capital Area
Chapter, American Red Cross
-.; Heat can affect anyone. It is
most likely to affect young chil-
dren, elderly people, and people
with health -. problems. For
instance, people with a medical
condition that causes poor blood
circulation, and those who take
medications to get rid of water
frorp the body (diuretics) or foi-
certain skin conditions, may be
more susceptible to heat sickness
than others. It is more important
for everyone to be prepared for
Heat wave is a-prolonged peri-
od of excessive heat and humidi-
ty. The National Weather Service
steps up its procedures to alert
the public during these periods of
excessive heat. Heat wave can
result in three main heat emer-
gencies: heat cramps, heat
exhaustion, and heat stroke, (also
referred to as sunstroke).
Heat cramps are muscular
pains and spasms due to heavy
exertion. They usually involve the
abdominal muscles or legs. It, is
generally thought that the loss of
water from heavy sweating causes
the cramps. To treat heat cramps,
get the person to a cooler :place
and have him or her rest in .a
comfortable position., Lightly
stretch ,the affected muscle and
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with him, and take him home. .
At present the humane soci-
ety has "Major." male and female
four month old golden retriever
mixed puppies, one grown female
replenish Iluids. Give the person a
half glass'of cool water every' if-
rottweiller named Nikita, a female
boxer bulldog mix puppy, one
female black lab mixed three
month old puppy, several medium
sized mixed breed dogs, one
cream colored grown male cat.
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For more Information, you
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teen minutes. Do not give liquids
with alcohol or caffeine in them,
as they may make conditions
Heat exhaustion typically
occurs when people exercise
heavily or work in a warm humid
place where body fluids are lost
through heavy sweating. Blood
flow to the skin increases, caus-
ing blood flow to decrease to the
vital organs.. This results in a
form of mild shock. The skin will
be cool and moist, and could
appear to be either pale or
The victim may have a
headache and/or be suffering
from nausea. There may also be
some dizziness. It is important to
treat the victim promptly so that
the condition will not. intensify
and become heat stroke. Begin
treatment by getting the person;
out of the heat and into a cooler
place.. Remove, or loosen tight
clothing and apply cool. wet
cloths, such as towels or sheets. If
the person is conscious. give cool
water to dnnk, a half glass every
fifteen minutes, and make sure
the person dnnks slowly. Again.
do not give liquids that contain
alcohol or caffeine. Let the victim
rest in a comfortable position, and
watch carefully for changes in his
or her condition.
Heat stroke is the most sen-
ous heat emergency. It is life
threatening. The victim's temper-
ature control system, which pro-
duces sweating to cool the body.
stops working. The body tempera-
ture can rise so high that brain
damage and death may result if
the body is not cooled quickly.
Here are some signs that a person
is having a heat stroke: hot. red
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skin, changes in consciousness,
rapid, weak pulse and rapid, shal-
Body temperature can be very
high-sometimes as high as 1050
F. If the person was sweating from
heavy work or exercise, skin may
be wet; otherwise, it will feel dry,
A person suffering from heat
stroke needs help fast. Call 911
and move the person to a cooler
place immediately. Immerse the
victim in a cool bath or wrap wet
sheets around the body and fan
it. Watch for signals of breathing
problems. Keep the person lying
down and continue to cool the
body any way you can. If the vic-
tim refuses water, is vomiting, or
there are changes in the level bf
consciousness, do not give any-
thing to eat or drink.
There are very serious condi-.
tions. Now that yoiu know what
can happen, here are some ways
that you can protect yourself and
your family from heat emergen-
cies. If a heat wave is predicted or
Slow down. Avoid strenuous
activity. If you must do strenuous
activity, do it during the coolest
part of the day, which is usually
in the morning between 4:00 and
7:00 a.m. ,
Stay indoors as much as
possible. If air conditioning is not
available, stay on the lowest floor,
out of the sunshine.
r* Wear lightweight, light-col-
ored clothing to reflect away some
of the .sun's energy.
Drink plenty of water regu-
larly and often.
Drink plenty of fluids even if
you do not feel thirsty.
Water is the safest liquid to
* drink during heat) emergencies.
Avoid drinks with alcohol or caf-
feine in them. They can make you
feel good briefly, but make the
heat's effects on your body worse.
This is especially true about beer,
which actually dehydrates the
Eat small meals and eat
more often. Avoid foods that are
high in protein. which increase
Avoid using salt tablets
unless directed to do so by a
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2001
Environmentally Sensitive Lands Purchased by Water District
Seven separate agreements to Management District Governing throughout the Panhandle have Bruce) for $1,500,000. This prop- Refuge. property for $139,500 and the I
purchase environmentally sensi- Board. "These purchases will been purchased largely with Save erty is in the Holmes Creek basin Several other smaller parcels acre Stroop property for $8,10b.,
tive lands totaling nearly 3,815 enable the District to preserve Our Rivers and Preservation 2000 and 60 percent consists of mixed also were approved for acquisition Both parcels are located in,
acres within the watersheds of water resources in six separate funds." bottomline hardwood floodplain by the Governing Board. These Washington County and are-in
Deer Point Lake; Econfina, basins as well as to protect the Among the purchases forest and mesic pine/hardwood included the 129.75-acre Johns the Econfina Creek basin.
Hl and S rin (St. Marks Floridan Aquifier. the source of d b the G i Board upland habitat. The property con-
River basin) creeks; and Yellow
River were approved by the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District's Governing
"Being able to protect our
water resources through the pur-
chase of such a large n h'er of
environmentally sensitive oper-
ties at one time is a r, ,portu-
nity," said J. Russell Chair,
Northwest Florid& Water
STATE OF FLORIDA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
I.D. Number 0450002-004-AC
The Department of Environmental'Protection
gives notice of Its Intent to Issue an air construction
permit to Arizona Chemical located at 345 Kenny
Mill Road In Port St. Joe. Gulf County. The con-
struction permit Is for the Installation of a thermal
oxidizer system for the Incineration of volatile organ-
ic compounds (VOC). total reduced sulfur (TRS) and
hazardous air pollutants (HAP). This project will
result In the, reduction of VOC, TRS and HAP air
emissions at the facility.
A person whose substantial Interests are
affected by the Department's proposed permitting.
decision may petition for an administrative proceed-
ing (hearing) In accordance with Section 120.57.
Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the
Information set forth below and must be filed
(received) In the Office of General Counsel of the
Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard.
Tallahassee. Florida 32399-3000. within 14 days of
publication of this notice. Petitioner shall mail a.
copy of the petition to the applicant at the address
indicated above at the time of filing. Failure to file a
petition within this time period shall constitute a
waiver of any right such person may have to request
an administrative determination (hearing) under
Section 120.57. Florida Statutes.
The petition, hall contain the following Infor-
mation: (a) The name, address, and telephone num-
ber of each petitioner, the applicant's name and
address, the Department Permit.File Number and
the county in which the project Is proposed; (b) A
statement of how and when each petitioner received
notice of the Department's action or' proposed
action; (c) A statement of how each petitioner's sub-'
stantial Interests are affected by the Department's
action or proposed action: (d) A statement of the
material facts disputed by petitioner. If any; (e) A
statement of facts which petitioner contends war-
rant reversal or modification of the Department's
action or proposed action: I(f) A statement of which
rules or statutes petitioner contends require rever-
sal or modification of the Department's action or
proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief
sought by petitioner, stating precisely the action
petitioner wants the Department to take with
respect to the Department's action or proposed
If a petition Is filed, the administrative hearing
process Is designed to formulate agency action.
Accordingly, the Department's final action may be
different from the position taken by it In this Notice.
Persons whose substantial interests will be affected
by any decision of the Department with regard to the
application have the right to petition to become a
party to, the proceeding. The petition must conform
to'.the requirements specified above and be filed
(received) within 14 days of publication of this notice
In the Office of General Counsel at the above
address of the Department. Failure to petition with-
in the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any
right such person, has..to, request a hearing under.
Section 120.57. Florida Statutesi anrd ,) pmniclpale
as a party to this proceeding. Any subsequent Inter-
vention will only be at the approval of the presiding,
officer upon motion filed pursuant to Rule 28-5.207.
The application Is available for public Inspec-
tion during normal business hours. 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.. Monday through Friday. except for legal
holidays, at the Northwest District. 160
Governmental Center. Pensacola. Florida.
Itc. July 19. 2001. 1
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Gulf County requests proposals from interested
individuals and/or firms to provide engineering ser-
PAYMENT CHART FOR 30 YEAR LOAN
$ 50,000 $332.65/mth
$ 70,000 = $465.71/mth
$ 90,000 = $598.77/mth
$110,000 = $7.31.83/mth
$150,000 = $997.95/mth
Buy Direct from
.Shutters I fi eld
Upgrade TYour Existing
Panels to Accordions
most of our drinking water supply
in the northwest."
"Land Acquisition programs
such as Save Our Rivers and
Preservation 2000 and its succes-
sor program, Florida Forever,
allow these lands to be acquired
to protect our water resources,"
explained Douglas E. Barr,
Executive Director, Northwest
Florida Water Management
District. "Almost 190,000 acres
vices for a Small Cities Community Development
Block Grant for culvert/drainage repair in the
Highlandvlew community of Gulf County. Florida.
Additional Information may be Included as part of
the project on an ongoing basis to be covered by
other public grant/loan funding sources at the dis-
cretion of thle Board of County Commissioners.
Additional information concerning the proposed ser-
vices being requested and the ranking criteria to be
used to evaluate thle proposals may be obtained
from Don Butler. Chief Administrator, at (850) 229-
6111/(850) 229-9252 (fax).
An original. five (5) copies and one (1) unbound copy
of the sealed proposals marked with the RFP num-
ber must be received by Tuesday. August 14. 2001.
at 5:00 p.m., E.T.. at the Office of the Clerk of Court,
1000 Cecil G. Costln. Sr.. Blvd.. Room 147. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
Gulf County is a Fair Housing,' Equal Opportunity
Employer. Handicapped Access Community.
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
Nathan Peters. Jr.. Chairman
/s/ Douglas C. Birmingham
2tc. July 19 and 26, 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL COURT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Estate of
DORIS GAY GWALTNEY, CASE NO.: 01-27
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of DORIS
GAY GWALTNEY, File No. 01-27. Is pending in the
Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Probate
Division. the address of which is 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe. FL 32456: The name and address of the
Personal Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are as set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this Notice is served who
have objections that challenge the qualifications of
the Personal Representative, venue, or Jurisdiction
of this Court, are required to file their objections
with this Court within the latter of three (3) months
after the date of the first publication of this Notice or
thirty (30) days after the date of service of a copy of
the Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against Decedent's
Estate on whom a copy of this Notice is served, with-
in three (3) months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice must file their claims with this
Court within the latter of three (3) rnonths after the
date of the first publication of this Notice or thirty
(30) days after the date of service of a copy of this
Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against Decedent's Estate
must file their claims with this court within three (3)
months after the date of the first publication of this
Notice. .. -
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS. AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is July 12. 2001.
Is/ Elizabeth Olivia Giddlens
214 Madison Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
/s/ Timothy J. McFarland, Esquire
P. 0. Box 202
326 Reld Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
Attorney for Personal IRepresentatlve
2tc. July 12 ad 19. 2001.
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were 1,176.5 acres located on
Escribano Point (Amerivest tract)
located in Santa Rosa County
within the Yellow and Blackwater
river basins. It will be purchased
for $3,625,000. A mosaic of
upland, wetland and estuarine
habitats, the property fronts East
Bay and the Yellow River Aquatic
Preserve. These estuarine areas
represent a significant amount of
the undisturbed estuarine habitat
remaining in the entire Pensacola
Hobbs Pasture Tract, 1,011
acres located in Bay County and
within the Econfina Creek basin,
also received approval. The prop-
erty, purchased from the St. Joe
Company for $3,640,000, has sig-
nificant water resource protection
and preservation benefits with
over two miles of lake and creek
frontage on Deer Point Lake and
Ecohfina and Cedar creeks.
Econfina Creek flows into Deer
Point Lake, the source of public
water supply for Panama City and
the surrounding area. Hobbs
Pasture also contains one of the
area's last remaining stands of
high quality, old growth longleaf
Approximately 1.082 acres in
Washington County were
approved for acquisition from
three owners (Sapp, Folmer and
0slf -nast Realtfw Inc
tains the southern half of a
spring-run stream associated
with Cypress Springs as well as
numerous "boiling" springs within
the Holmes Creek floodplain.
Acquisition of this parcel will pro-
vide significant water quality pro-
tection to more than three miles
of Holmes Creek. An additional
40-acres parcel contiguous to the
1,082 acre tract also was pur-
chased for $74,800.
Agreements to purchase the
Carpenter tract, 360 acres located
in Wakulla County and the Spring
Creek/St. Marks River basin, also
was approved. It will be acquired
for $315,000. The Carpenter
Tract is a conservation easement
at the headwaters of Spring
Creek. It is a mix of upland and
wetland habitats, primarily.'
upland mixed forest, floodplain
forest and basin marsh associat-
ed with the headwaters of Spring
Creek. It is bounded on the west.
by the St. Marks National Wildlife
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Bay Front 1953 CR C-3U, Built in 94 this custom
designed 3BR/2BA, 1594 sf. home sits on approx.
1. '.3 acres c... I o.-l..3 the pristine St. Joe Bay. Prop-
-" rr,tro. bkalI b...n providing 3 ,[ 3::,- iv .orr.e6F
IF,e bc:l i, t..,.J ,n floridc Spl.ii floor plan qojfp,
H/C central elec., extra under the house-stlorage. -The
view alone is priceless! Call Patricia Raap at 648-
5683 ext. 11. MLS#6290. $495,000.
9217 AUGER AVE BEACON HILL- 3 BR/1BA One
block from beach $124,900.00 MLS #9343. Call
Linda Ulm for more information.
Gulf Pines Subdvision- e., 3.6ce j, 2b hor-i
that is just steps from the beach. Enjoy. the great views
from the open deck and screen .porch. Would be a
great rental investment. $299,990. MLS#9926
Port St. Joe-1502 Long Avenue This is a 3BR/1BA home
that would be a great starter home or a rental investment.
Centrally located p.ear schools and the downtown area.
MLSd9776 S80 000. Call Susie White.
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NEW LI3TINGi Uversireet- BYI9 nwy.oao j3e / DA,.
$79,900, MLS # 9869. For more information call Patri-
cia Roap at 648.5683.
743 Jones Homestead Road iTh .:r.e a: re:rnl,
remodeled in 1998 with many improvements such as new
siding, windows, flooring, roofing and much more. This
4BR/2BA home sits on an oversized lot with very nice
landscaping. MLS#9816 $166,000. Call Susie White.
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7660 Hvy. 98. St Joe Beach. Cr-al LoC.ai.. o:r,.
from dedicated beach with unobstructed gulf view 2
BR/2BA, brick home with big front Florida room, 2 lots
for a total of 100' highway frontage with palm trees
x140' deep. Workshop and garage in backyard. All
properly chain link fenced. Many possibilities. $295,000.
M[t9Q25. CnntacetEllen Allamore
820- Hy 8 -M a mr r.
820 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Commercial approx.
66'X80' lot and building with good parking. Great
Opportunity $315,000 MLS#9836 Contact Ellen Alle-
92 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach Beautiful Sunsets and
Great Living! Across from dedicated beach with unob-
structed gulf view! Large 2 story custom built brick
borne with personality on 1.5 lots. 4 bedroom, 3.5
Bath. Approx. 3532 sq. ft. of living area. Large deck,
Florida room, huge attached garage. Back garage
could be incorporated for' more living space. Metal
roof, CH/A, beautiful kitchen cabinets and counter-
tops, carpet/tile throughout. Many unique amenities.
$629,000.00. MLS#9252. Contact Ellen Allemore
New Gulf Front Home w;lh Bay Access A 3bk, 2 ,5
beautifully furnished with deeded Bay access and Board-
walk to Beachl Hardy Board siding, metal roof; screen
'porch, hardwood floors, berber carpet ar.d 3rd llo6r sun.
deck to enjoy the gorgeous view A great buy for
$525,900. MLS #9645
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B 2 5- lur...hx' 519200000 MLSn 9756.
Call Linda UIm.
120 Barbara Drve Port 51 Joe I b...:k'
home. Large great room with fireplace. $154,900.
MLS#9284, call Susie White.
New Gull ront Home w-m nay Access j,0 jc"
- ih k,.rJ ,:.>:.J ll,:jr., t,.,.b r ;a.': I. I. r.'.,. rf
Hardy board siding, metal roof, screen porch and
open deck. Boardwalk to Beach and deeded Bay
access! Great location on Cape San Bias for only
$515,000. MLS #9646
1003 Garrison Avenue 3BR/2BA home with lots of extra 8203 Hwy 98 Gulfaire Townhome Beautiful sunsets
features. Hardwood floors, fireplace, archway that leads qad beach Nice, well maintained 2 Br 2.5 Ba unit with
into dining room. Chandeliers in dining room and family ground level entry. God rental invest# 97en, second hometact
room. Nice wood awnings over all windows. Screened in or year-round living. $289,000. MLS# 9798 Contact
porch for late afternoon naps. Must see to appreciate. Ellen Allemore.
MLS#9734 $84,000. Call Carol Bell
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324 Bay S SI Joe Beach I b6 tl.:ck .oT,.i o ..Q
roof, new paint inside, new gas heat on 75x100' lot.
$85,000. MLS#9389. Call Brenda Miller.
9247 Hwy. 98, Beacon Hill Gulffront 2 BR/1 BA, fur-
nished, room for additions. $395,000. reduced.
MLS#8690. Call Brenda Miller.
1211 Palm Bid :i tad. .,. 94 500.00.
111 E & F 1st St., Mexico Beach. Duplex on corner lot
- One of a kind) Great location one house between
duplex and highway then beach! 2 BR/IBA upstairs with
2 decks for gulf view. 2BR/) BA downstairs with gulf view
deck. Steel roof, ceramic tile floors, CH/A,. Use one for
yourself and rent one out. $249,000. MLS#9253. Con-
tact Ellen Allemore.
New Listing; Overstreet 3580 Hwy.386 2 Br./1 Ba.
w/pool. $60,000. MLS # 9580, call Patricia Raap at
Established commercial property almost contiguous
to Arvida's first water front development in Gulf
County This motel has tremendous potential for a
business and/or a capital investment. ThCpaorticuloar
(cei 1q0 u1.it sa4/3 bthe0euits kjtchenettes arid owners;
quarters is a co9n1 l,f approx. 700 sq.f. of office
space, connected t. a 12 x65' mobile home. Don't
miss out on this unique income producing investment
opportunity. $599,000. MLS#9383.
CAPE SAN BLAS ; ,
Bay View C-30, .7 o'.-,d bo,. DB.e 573,500. Contact
Bill Peevy. MLS#6456.
Interior Lot, Cape San Bias Rd., $39,900. MLS#5312.
Interior Lots, Lot 6 & 7, Park side Circle, MLS#6903,
6900, $41,000. Elva M. Peden.
Interior, MLS#6902, Park side Circle, $75,000, Elva
Interior Lot, MLS#5327, Cape San Bias Rd., $89,900.;
Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive,
Interior Lot; MLS#6202, Westwind Drive, $99,900.
Interior'Lat, MLS#6955, Westwind Drive, $110,000
Interior Lot, MLS#6956, Cape San Bias Rd.,
$110,000 Susie White.
Interior Lot, MLS#5332, Secluded Dunes Drivd,
Ist Tier Lot Two Palms, Cape San Bias $164,9001
1st Tier, MLS#8085, Mariner's Lane, $149,900, Susie
1st Tier, MLS#5330,100 Secluded Dunes Dr.,
MLS#6036, 6033; 6029, 6037, 6034, 6035, Country
Club Drive, $55,000 each.
Lagoon Front, MLS#6968, Lot 53 HWY C30, $68,000
Lagoon Front, MLS#6969, Lot 54 HWY C30, $69,000
MLS#2599, Hwy C-30, $69,900.
MLS#2600, Hwy C-30, $129,500.
MLS#2601, Hwy C-30, $159,500.
141 Pineda St. St. Joe Beach Lot 15, Bik 14 In first
block of beach. $45,000. MLS#9824. Contact Ellen
143 Pineda St. St. Joe Beach Lot 14, 81k 14 In first
block of beach. $45,000. MLS#9825. Contact Ellen
7758 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach, Corner lot on Ward &
Hwy 98, 50x90/Unobstructed Gulf view. $135,00,0,
MLS#9328. Ellen Allemore.
7734 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach, 75x90 Unobstructed
Gulf view. $210,000. MLS#9330. Ellen Allemore.
Interior, MLS#6873, Mexico Beach, 233 Kim K'oye,
$42,000, REDUCED $39,000. Brenda Miller.
MLS#6921, St. Joe Beach, Santa Anna Sireel.
$34,900, Susie White.
PORT ST. JOE
Bay View, MLS#5396, 9648, 9650, H./ 98,
Interior, Ward Ridge, MLS#6883, Garrison Ave,
$280,000. WEWAHITCHKA "
4 lots 400')150 '. Call Susie White. ,$24,500.
s MLS#5223, North Of Wewa, Idlewood Drive, $9,900
MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave., $14,900. .. ..-
Interior, MLS#5989, 6557, Lot 36, 37, Belly Rae Dr.,
$17,000 each, Bill Peevy.
Interior, MLS#6881, Dalkieth, Hwy 381-A,, $60,000.
Interior, MLS#6879, Dalkieth, 381-A, $78,000.
MLS#5988, Dalkielh, Mace Martin Rd., $89,900, Ani-
Interior, MLS#6882, Dalkieth, Douglas Landing Rd.,
Interior, MLS#6880, Dalkieth, Bryants Landing Rd.,
Interior, MLS#6878, Dalkieth, Hwy 381, $189,000.
MLS#5506, 6000 Dalkieth Rd., $64,500.
Interior, MLS # 9581, Overstreet, Sunshine Rd., 4.7
acres, $40,500, Patricia Roap
Intracoastal Waterway, MLS # 9261, Overstreet,
Roberts Landing Rd., 35.9 acres, $199,000, Patricia
Raap.lnterior, MLS#6624, Wewohitchka, Wetappo
Drive, $11,800, Patricia Roap.
Interior, MLS#6157, 6154, 6)56, 6060, 6155, Lot 5,
2, 4, 1, 3, Long Street, $12,900 each.
Interior, MLS#6993, Finch Lane, $13,750, Linda Ulm.
Interior, MLS#8036, Quarter Horse Lane, $21,000,
t Interior, MLS#6097, Wewahitchka, Hwy. 3186
$195,500, Patricia Roop.
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Line ads. $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5i1
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
Check us out online at starfl.com Classified ads posted daily
AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
IReal Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
t999 Harley Davidson, softail custom,
ltts of chrome, custom paint, very fast,
t$o many extras to list. $13,000 obo.
eall 227-7506 or 874-2068. 3tp7/19
V991 Ford Tempo, auto, ac, $800. Call
1973 RV, 21ft. motor home, 360 engine.
42,700. obo. Will consider parts trade
Ibr auto. Richard 227-1024. I c7/19
T999 Mercury Villager very clean; good
conditionn, one owner. $15,500. Call
-27-7515 after 5:00 pum. 4tc7/19
1996 16 ft Caroline Skiff with 40 hp
Evfnrude motor trolling motor. Full
rigged. many' extras. 60 hours, always
kept in garage, $9,000. Call 647-3774.
Sea Ray' Cuddv 220, Mercruiser 350
Chevy; electronics easy:roller trailer,
$3,500. Call 648-5840. tfc7/5
983 20' Chaparral fishing 'boat,
r/cuddy cabin, 235 hp Evinrude
Outboard. Good condition, $7,000. Call
iAYAKS!' Unsinkablel self-bailing, s'ta-'
ble, safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfc7/5
Db-you have a building big enough for a.
small restaurant" If so I have the busi-
ness for you. The SUB SHOP of Port St.
Joe is for sale (business only) I don't.
own the Building I'm in. My mother has
a severe health problem and asked me If
I would come home and stay with her in
l'aer timefipneed. So I must sellthe shop'
4o I can be with her.' Im not'askng 'a' lot,
for the business. just enough square me
up here'., and get me there. For more
details please call Mike @ 227-1323 or,
227-3131. Between 8:00 am and 9:00
pm daily or leave a message. 2tc7/19
2 bedroom house, 4 houses off water at
325 Pompano Street, Highland View,
Brand,new CH/A, privacy fence back
yard, many extras $400 a month,; $500
seefrity deposit. Call 850-592-2563.
2 .bedrdom, trailer, partly furnished in
Highland View, cll 227-1260. tfc7/19
1 bedroom, 1 bath Florida-Home, cen-
tralheat & a/c,. washer & drer, water &
garbage furnished. short walk to beach.
337, Atlantic Street, St. Joe Beach. $400
a month, call 850-647-5120. 2tc7/19
Mlexico Beach, 3 bedroom, 2 bath new,
quiet, dathedral ceilings. 8850 per
month call 648-9054. 2tc7/12
iouse for rent, 41st Street, Mexico
Beach, 1/2 block from beach. Available
now, call 850-668-7212 and speak to
Susie, leave message, 850-648-3090.,
Building for rent, 20x40 with 2 1/2
baths. 2431 Oak Grove Ave. Call 229-
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, large
lot,- 118 Narvaez Street, St. Joe Beach.
No Pets' deposit required; call 850-229-
109 Ocean Ridge Lane, Gulfaire, 4 bed-
room, 2 bath home. Call Crystal Sands
Realty. Inc. at 648-4400. 4tc7/5
SAV YOU SAW IT IN THE STAR
For Rent RV Spaces, full hookup, call
229-8959, leave message. 8tp7/5
3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home for rent.
$400 a month plus deposit. Call 648-
5476. I tfc7/5
4 bedroom, 2 bath unfurnished home,
in nice quiet neighborhood near
schools, only 2 blocks from bay. No
Pets. $950. Call 229-6055. 4tc6/28
3 bedroom, 2 bath single family, home,
'214 Gulfaire Drive. Very nice single fam-
ily home with gulf view from large
screened in front porch.. Split level
design, all major appliances included,
unfurnished. $1,000 a month. Please
call Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals at 648-
3 bedroom, 2 bath triplex, 116 36th
Street, Mexico Beach. All three proper-
Lies are available. Canal front with boat
dock. Very spacious, all major appli-
ances included. unfurnished, pets
allowed with approval. $800 a month.
Please call Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals
at 648-5449 8tc6/28
2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, older block home
across Hwy 98 from Mexico Beach.
Summer, Weekly Rental Winter,
Monthly Rental. No Smoking, No Pefs,
call 229-6553.. tfc7/5
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave, 2550 sq., ft., 2 service
bays, 2nd story loft, 227-1429. tfc7/5
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 tfc7/5
2 & 3 BR. long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sanrds Realty 648-4400. tfc7/5 ,
Rental Management .
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. tfc7/5
For Rent, 850 -sq. ft. warehouse with
office & rest room, $250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc7/5
Apart./Homes for' Rent: 1 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.
Bch. Furn.& unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info.
Large 2 bdrm. house,- stove & iefrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
dry rm. -
Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
Swasher & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat &, air,
One bedroom apartment, washer/
3285 Gamson AAve.. 3 bedroom 2 bath
home close to schools. Please call 850-
907-1320 after 6:00 pm. 4tc7/ 19
- Garage Sale. 2111 Palr. Blv'd.. Sat..
July 21. 8:00 Ull. LD)ts.ofnuisc. children
& baby clothes, toys. ltc7/19
Yard Sale, 117 Abalone Ave.; Beacon
Hill, Fri. & Sat., July 20 & 21, 8:00-
1:00. Decorative household items,
children's books. toys, boy's clothes
sizes 4-S. girls 24mi-2T. girls size 12-14.
ladies clothes Itc7, 19
Yard Sale, 414 7th Street, Mexico
Beach, Sat.,'. -July 21, 8:00 central.
Antique stove, antique bed, gas heater,
love seat, desk chair, microwave, lug-
gage, hassock, tools, cookware and
much more. ltp7/19
See The Star online also the
Classifieds & Trades & Services
online at www.starfl.comn
I FO REN
St. Joe Beach
Ok: 228 Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus,
St. Joe Beach
/GULF SHORE STORAGE
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
(352) 472-3952 1J
Garage Sale, 417 Ling Street, Fri., Sat.,
& Sun-, July 20, 21, & 22. Furniture,
toys, children's & adult clothing, craft
items, personal items, household items.
Moving Sale, 121 Liberty Manor, Apt. C-
11, Fri., July 20, 9:00 am till ? Doll col-.
lection to go, plus all furniture and
everything. Call 647-8726. ltc7/19
Plant Sale and Metal Shelving, 515 9th
Street, Port St. Joe, Sat., July 21, 9:00-
5:00. Banana trees, tall and dwarf, ele-
phant ears, big type and dwarf, some
with color. Other types of plants. Metal
shelving, 22"x31" with hanging brack-
Earn while you learn if you've always
wanted to work in the medical field
but couldn't afford it? Well, here's
you chance! Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehab is offering a CNA class to begin
July 30th. Applications must be in by
Monday, July 23rd. Apply to 220 9th
Street, Poit St. Joe, FL 32456, 850-
229-8244, fax 850-229-1042. ltc7/19
Bay St. Joseph Care & Rehab Center,
a 120 bed LTC facility has the follow-
ing positions available for caring
dependable people. NURSING: CNA's
3-11, LPN's 3-11 & 11-7, RN's 7-3, 3-
11 & 11-7. SUPPORT STAFF: COOK
flexible, DIETARY AIDE flexible,
HOUSE KEEPING days, FLOOR CARE
TECH evenings. We offer competitive-
wages' with shift dilferential and
increased pay for experienced, Apply to
Bay St. Joseph Care & Rehab Center,
220 9th Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
850-229-8244, fax 850-229-1042. itcy719
Fast growing local company needing
reliable person to work in customer
service related field. .Full. tlimne posi-
tion, valid and clean drivers license
required. 'Will train right person. Send
resume fo: Customer Service P.O. Box
308, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or fax atten-
tion customer service 850-227-7827.,,.7
Family Service Worker needed for
Gulf County. Position is full time,
Permanent, 12-months. Applicants
must have knowledge of Head Start
Federal Regulations and strong inter-
personal skills.. Applicants should also
have a B.S. degree in social work or
related field and/or two years experi-
ence in social work field. -Case manage-
ment experience in 'brking r.witlh
children and families is a must Should
ke1acu'.ely enrolled in the'community,.
be able to work some evenings arid have
knowledge of commuruty social services
agencies. Only team players considered.
Must have a valid dnver license and
transportation. Closing: July 26, 2001.
EOE/DFWP, M-F/7-4. North Florida
Child Development, Inc. Human
Resource Dept, P.O. Box 38,
Wewahitchka, FL32465 or email to-seb-
Associate Teacher needed for South
Gulf County Head Start (3-5 years
old) classroom. Position is full time,
permanent, 10-months. The Associate
Teacher is responsible in assisung the
Lead Teacher with daily operations in
the center. Applicants should have a
A.S. degree., in Earlly Childhood
Education or hold a current CDA and
actively enrolled In the degree program.
if no degree is held. Requires occasional
lifting of pre-school children (25-35 lbs.l
Only team players considered. Closing
July 26. 2001. EOE/DFWP/M-F.'7-4.
North Flonda Child Development. Inc.
Human Resource Dept. P.O. Box 38,
Wewahitchka, FL32465 or email to seb-
nna"4headstantrt.org ltc7,, 19
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Company:
Now has an opening for Licensed Sale
Associate in their Mexico Beach and
St. Joe Beach office, Training avail-
able, great job opportunity with great
benefits. Please contact Kay @229-
RN FT or PT 7A and 7P Shifts.
Leave the hustle and bustle of the big
city. Come to the quiet pristine Port St.
Joe area and a small rural hospital
where \'our human qualities arid needs
are recogLized. COntact Sandy Watson
RN, DON at 227-1121 ext. 153. Drug
Free Workplace and EOE. 2tc7/12
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'X12'. 648-5146,
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
5X10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
Department of Health, Gulf County
Health Department, Custodian for
Health Department, 40 hrs per week.
Must be dependable and in good physi-
cal condition. Application for State
Employment may be accessed on the
Internet or picked up at the Health
Department. Submit to Joy Johnson,
502 Fourth Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456 no later than Wednesday, July
25th. Gwen Allen, Gulf County Health
Department, 502 Fourth Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, 850-227-12%6 x131 SC
771-2000 x131. ltc7/19
Year around opening available in
restaurant and lounge. Must be 18
years of age. Rotating weekends and
duties as cook/waitress 25-35; hours
per week. Occasional evenings. Hourly
wage plus gratuities. Experience not
necessary, dependability, and trans-
portation is. Applicants can apply at St.
Joseph's Country Club, 700 Country
Club Road, Monday-Friday between
10:00 am-5:00 pm. 3tc7/12
Position Vacancy With The Gulf"
County Schools 2001-2002. E.S.E.
Aide, Wewahitchka Jr. Sr. High
School. Application deadline July 31;
2001, 12:00 NOON C.D.T. Contact Dr.
William Truby, Principal, Wewahitchka
Jr. Sr. High School, One Gator Circle,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465. (S501639-
2228.. A copy of the advertised job
description is available from the school
office or the distnet office building
located at 150 Middle.School Road in
Port St. Joe. Qualifications: High schdbol
diploma, preferred work expenence with
exceptional children. Preferred work
eperience in a school environment.
Salary will be determined by salanr
schedule. GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS IS
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOY-
Position Vacancy With The Gulf
County Schools 2001-2002. Teacher
(Elementary Music), Port St. Joe
Elementary. Application deadline July
23, 2001, 12.00 NOON E.D.T Contact
Ms. Deborah Crosby, Coordinator Gulf
County Schools, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, (850) 229-
6940. A copy of the advertised job
descnpuon is available lorm the district
office building located at 150 Middle
.School Road in Port St. Joe
Qualifications: Flonda cerutification or
eligible to receive certification: be able
to provide transportation (reimbursed
at approved mileage): S42 fingerprint
"clearance required. Salary range based
on board approved salary schedule.
,GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS ,IS., AN
EQUAL.OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. .
Position Vacancy With The Gulf
County Schools 2001-2002. Teacher
E.S.E., Port St. Joe Middle School.
Application deadline July 23, 2001,
12:00 NOON E.D.T. Contact Mrs.
Carolni Witten, Principal. Port St. Joe
Middle School, 191 Middle School Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456; (8501 227-3221.
A copy of the advertised job description
Is available from the school office or thd
'district office building located at 150
Middle School Road in Port St. Joe.
Qualifications: Applicable Florida
teaching certification or able to obtain a
certificate. Salary -%ill be determined by
salary schedule. GULF'; ,COUNTY
SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. I tc7/19
Social Worker. Gulf Pines Hospital in
Port St. Joe. Contact visits for inpa-
tients and swing bed paUents. EOE
Contact: Sandy Watson RN. BSN. DON.
227-1121 ext. 153. 2tc7/12
LPN 7-3, FT, Gulf Pines Hospital.
Notify. Sandy Watson RN, BSN, DON.
Drug Fee Workplace EOE. 227-112F1
ext. 153. 2tc7/.12
HELP Gulf County Schools is in
dire need of substitute bus drivers for
both ends of the county. The trans-
portation department needs dedicat-
ed, responsible individuals to help
transport a very valuable cargo -
KIDS!!!I If you need to fulfill a desire,
to make a valuable contribution to
the community please enroll now.
Call Don Rich or Carolyn Peak at 227-
1204. This opportunity can lead'to
full time employment. Uc7,' 12
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
180 AVENUE C,
Pick-up and Delivery.
Phone: (850) 227-,7777
218 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Boarding, Bathing, Grooming Cats and Dogs
Separate Cat Room Pick-Up & Delivery
Daily Exercise Premium Pet Food
Heating and Air Conditioning,
Injured Animal Confinement
Experienced Kennel Supervisors
Long Term Boarding.
Multiple Sized Kennels
Veterinarian On Call
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Now taking applications for full time:
reservationists! Call 646-5146 or stop
by Anchor Vacation Properties, 1200 US
Hwy. 98. 3tc7/12
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have'
valid FL drivers License..,Apply at C.W.,
Roberts Contracting, 'inci, PO Box'188.,
Hoylgrd. FL 32334. 850-379-8116. 'n:wi'
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S 30 Co'ntinuous Years of'
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Graphics Designer or Artist Designer
- Must be proficient in Quark,
Photoshop and other related software.
Using Macintosh systems. Pre press
knowledge and experience as is applica-
ble to the commercial printing and
newspaper trade is. needed. Benefits
included in package.. Send resume, to
The Star Publishing Company, P.O.. Box
308, Port St. Joe, FL.32457 or apply in,
person at 209 Reid A'enue in Port St.
Joe ac c7,5
Position Vacancy with the Gulf coun-
ty schools 2001-2002., Coordinator of
youth centers & programs (8 hours
per day, grant position) County Wide.'
Application deadline, July 23, 2001
NOON E D.T. Contact Ms. Sara Joe
Wooten, Director Gulf County School
Board, 150 Middle School Road Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, 550-229-6940 or 850-
227-1999. Job descnpuon is available
at 150 Middle School Road ini Port St.
Joe Qualifications: Bachelor degree;
succe-.ssful candidate must pay cost for
fingerprint analysis Salary $15.50 per
hour plus :benefits. GULF COUNTy
SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. 2tc7, 12
Position Vacancy with the, Gulf, coun-
ty schools 2001-2002. Student'
Records Clerk, Port St. Joe
Elementary School. Application dead-
line. July 23. 2001 NOON E.D.T.
Contact Mr. Tim Wilder. Pnncipal. Port
St. Joe Elementary School, 2201 Long
Ave., Port St. Joe, 'Fl 32456,850-227-
1221. A copy of the advertised job
description is available from the school
office or the district office building
located at 150 Middle School Road in
Port St. Joe. Applicaton form is avail-
able at wv.-w gulf.k 12.11.us or
http: '.. prod.scno olcruiser.com/gcsb.
Applicant must be a high school gradu-
ate or have an .equivalent degree; a fin-.
gerprintaanalysis at employee cost ($42)
will be required if not already verified,
post secondary, training preferred but
not required. computer skills, other
qualifications on job description. Salary.
will be determined by salary schedule.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
S, 2 12
Therapeutic Massage by
David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style
Lic#: MA0029475; Lic#: MM10098
Tax ReturnsA Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe .
CHARI.IW'S QUICK LUBE
See Charles Stephens for Fast and Precise Oil Change Service
Located beside the overpass on Hwy 98
Business and Persnl, Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
,,; F RANK J. '$E!FERT, "''
Accounti;g.anr d Income -Tax Service .
Telephone .: 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 ,... P. O. Box 602
Home, 850) 648-5919 :. r Port.St.'Joe, FL 32457
II 1 I I
Part-Time, Day & Evening positions.
Resident Care, call Pam at Geri-Care
Toucan's Restaurant, Hwy 98 in
Mexico Beach has all positions open.
Apply in person, experience very help-
CR Smith & Son, CDL/Equipment
Operator. Call 229-6018. tfc7/5,
Pest Control Technician to work Gulf
& Franklin Counties. No experience
necessary but would be helpful. Must
have truck to service accounts already
established. I will train person in our
Proven program of home & business
pest control. Only honest & dependable
person need -apply. Call Wendell
Campbell at :Campbell's Pest Control
Senior Companion Needed The Gulf
County Senior Citizens Assoc.; Inc.
have a 20 hour a week senior compan-
ion :position open in the Port St. Joe
area. Applicants must be 60 years old
or, older, pass a physical exam,. have
reliable transportation. 'able to run
errands, prepare a light meal and sit
with an elderly person. and be income
qualified. Applicants can be picked up
at our Senior Citizens, Center at 120
Library Drive in Port St. Joe. For more
information please call 229-8466 and
ask for Debbie or Marion. W\e are an
equal opportunity employer. tfc7/5
Children's Case Manager, Provides
assessment. follow-up arid coordinauon
of services with emotional problems.
Requires Bachelor's Degree in human
services and one year of experience with
emotionally disturbed children.
Requires use::of personal vehicle and
good dn\ring record. Salary plus $2,125
area differenual. Position located in
Gulf' County. Reference job code 23-2.
Call 227-1145. tfc7/5
LostI Black & White Chinuahua with
spots. Last seen June 19th. Red Bull
Island In Wewa. Name is Freckles. Call
'229-8720 (da\) or 639-5666 (nights)..,
For Sale, wingback chair, $25 (needs to
be. recovered); 2 .woven top bar stools,.
S10 each. green fabric ideo chair. 20;'
YVainah-a keyboard (ponatone PSR-16.5)'
w-i.h stand. S100 Call 647-3106 l1p- i:
Light blue hickory 82 in. sofa with
mauve & white floral design, excellent
condition. Asking $200. Call 648-2144.
For sale, Camel back, Chip-n-dale sofa
& love seat, beige, $400. Call 229-1204.
2 vacuum cleaners, Oreck & Eureka,
bought'fnew. Call 1-850-639-4432.2tc7/i9
Steel Buildings. new -must- sell
40x60x12 was S17.500 now 81097 1:
50x,00x 16 was S27.850 now S 19.990:
-.Obxl35x1l6 was $79.850 now 844.990:
100x175x20 "' was S 129,650 now
$84,990. 1-800-406-5126. 1tc7/19
Oak day bed with trundle, S275: 3 oak
bar stools excellent cond., S275. Call
Fdr ale& c'buh 'dhth 'reclirier on-both
ends, $200 or best offer; china cabinet
with glass doors, $75; brand new
25,p0,0Obtu propane gas heater with
tank, $275, without tank, $200, tarik
alone; Call 639-6044. .; 4tp7/12
For Sale, Little Tykes Car bed for boy,
with new mattress, $100; older model
Maytag washer needs belts, $20; beau-
tiful banquet table from Neiman
Marcus, retail $3,200. -$500 firm,
slightly scratched; oversized big mans
elecinc wheel chair, never used, retail
84,500. $1,500 Call 647-6051. tfc7/5
Sea ,Oat .for sale. Call Kay at 229-
5282,; '' tfc7/5
Watkins Products 850-639-2026 or
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JULY 19. 2001
Queen size waterbed mattress for
sale, call 229-6864. tfc7/5
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfc7/5
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 tfc7/5
Collectable, Metlox Daisy Dishes from
60's include larger platter, cookie jar,
divided vegetable, bowls, $250. Call
Large quantity of antique patterns, FSU
porcelain buttons, misc. sewing items.
Call 648-4684. 2tc7/12
For Sale, sectional sofa w/queen sleep-
er & 2 recliners, mauve, 2 oak glass end
tables & 1 oak/glass coffee table. $800,
call 850-639-2124. 2tc7/12
Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Qaht y Retinshr.g since 1982 ,
Call John Reeves at 2296374
NEW 28X80 ZONE 3 POWERHOUSE. 3
bedroom, 2 bath, $48,995. Beautiful
New home! Call Vance 763-4266.
NEW SPECIAL BANK FINANCING
PROGRAM! Buy Now! No pay-ment until
Jan. 1, 2002! W.A.C. in stock, low down
payment! Call Vance 763-4266. tc7/ 19
$250 DOWN on any new lotr model
including land/home deals!! Payments
start at $300/mo and it's easy to quali-
fy. Call D.C. at 1-888-324-1514.and let
me show you how! ltc7/19
Buy now and make no payments until
20021 Singles starting at $199/mo.
Doubles starting at $299/mo. Call 1-
888-324-1514 and ask for D.C.. Call
.$500 Shopping spree with every lot
model purchased 1-888-324-1514. Ask
for D.C. Call Nowl ltc7/19
$250/month payments or No pay-
ments till 2002! On a new 3 bedroom,
2 bath, 16x50. Call Mark 763-4266. ,,,,.
Our show models are air conditioned
and it's Christmas in Julyl Come in out
of the heat and take advantage of our
6 9'r, interest rates on land/home pack-
ages with NO money down! Call Mark
Mobile Homes for sale. S1.500-S3.500,
call 647-5106. tfc7/5
CFA Registered Persian Kittens. Call
850-647-5120 (weekends) or 663-2303
(weekdays leave message). 2tc7/ 19
Sweet Hand fed Quaker babies. $75;
Cages available, $40 each, call 648-
For sale by owner, older mobile home,
12x65 unfinished inside. Already set
up. $1,000 or best offer. Call 648-4584.
4 bedroom, 2 bath spacious home locat-
ed at 153 J Foy Pitts Rd., Wewa. 0.44
acres, price reduced $52,000. Lots
available at Rish S/D, :Wewa. Tupelo
Realty, 850-639-5912. ltc7/19,
3 bedroom, 2 bath, stucco home,, on
beautifully large landscaped lot. Within
walking distance to dedicated beach.
Features breakfast bar, stone fireplace,
central heat and air. Hallway has attic
fan, for more energy efficient. Appliance
included. 2 1/2 car garage, with work
shop. Patio and privacy fence. Your
tropical paradise awaits you, at 414
Arizona Drive, Mexico Beach. $170,000.
Call 648-5994. tfc7/19
St. Joe Beach, 2 bedroom 1 bath fur-
nished mobile home on shaded, land-
scaped 75x150 lot in good location and
only 1 1/2 blocks from dedicated beach.
Includes new 8x12 utility building.
Ready to move into. 242 Pineda Street.
$67,500. Call 647-5341, if no answer
leave message. 2tp7/19
St. Joe Beach, ,5 bedroom, 5 bath home
on 2 1/2 lots across from dedicated
beach. Call 648-5767 ask for Joan
Lovelace at Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty, Inc. tfc7/5
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
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. tfc7/5
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. tfc7/5
"Mexico Beach" Jolliday Duplex very
near beach & canal, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
each side. Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty, 648-5767.tir7/19
"Mexico Beach" 220 Florida Ave.,
spacious home on large lot, private
screened porch off master bedroom.
Price Reduced to $154,900. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty, 648-5767. tfc7/19
Dead Lakes West Arm Creek -
Fisherman's Paradise. Almost new 3
bedroom, 2 bath, large deck and car-
port, CH&A, 1/2 acre, ONLY $52,900.
Pelican Walk Real Estate 850-648-
Lot St. Joe Beach, 1st block Magellan
Street, 50'x150', $65,000, call 904-797-
Gulf Aire Gulf View 3 bedroom, 2
bath, double garage with office, mother
in law apartment, private beach, tennis
& pool access, ONLY $179,900.
Pelican Walk Real Estate 850-648-
Sea Shores Nice home on cut de sac
- 3 bedroom, 2 bath, master bath has
jacuzzi style tub, separate shower, dou-
ble marble vanity. Home has fireplace.,
ceramic Utle kitchen, sprinkler system,
many extras, ONLY $169,900. Pelican
Walk Real Estate 850-648-4995.
Mexico Beach 3 bedroom. 1 1/2 bath;
short walk to beach. furnished. CH&A,
excellent condition. $79,900. Pelican
Walk Real Estate 850-648-4995.
Wetappo Creek 3 or 4 acre parcel,
septic installed. ONLY $33,000..
Pelican Walk Real Estate 850-648-
WEWA HOME/GET AWAY Super 2
bedroom cabin built on piling, carport,
boat storage underneath big screen
porch with deck. Beautiful wooded lot.
Conveniruent to rivers, lakes. & gulf,
paved street. 216 Byrd Parker Drive,
$49,900. 850-785-7936. MUST SEE.
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
Lots cleared for building. Lots in Mexico
Beach. paved streets, underground util-
ities, restricted subdivision, water &
sewer tap. Paid S29.900, possible owner
financing call 648-5476. tfc7/5
Looking for full tume work. Monday-
Friday. 7-00 am-7:00 pm for elderly
care & light housekeeping and cooking.
Certified & dependable please call 229-
Grass cutting, call 227-9103. tfc7/5
For Sale, Delicious, homemade scratch
cakes made on order. Decorated cakes
and cookies. Call Nita 648-9029. tfc7/5
Fixer upper, house & land mobile home,
okay. With clear tlde. Cash paid at
quick closing, call Paul at 647-3596.
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK.
a banking corporation,
ROYCE G. BAILEY and
vlle TERESA F. BAILEY;
LEON E. BRANNON and
wife. ANN B. BRANNON, and
C & L BANK of BRISTOL,
Defendants. O Case No. 01-0010-CA.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County,
Florida, purzu.nt [.t the final judgment ul niorigage
foreclosure entrrea in this c:.ue ili sell at the
front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse In Port
St. Joe. Gulf County. Florida, at 11:00 A.M.. EST,
(10:00 A.M.. CST. on the 31st day of July. 2001. the
following described real property lying and being In
Gulf County, Florida. to-wit:
See attached Exhibit "A".
DATED this 10th day of July. 2001.
Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
Gulf County Circuit Court
By: /s/ B. Downs
Parcel No. I
Commencing at the SW Corner of Section 14,
Township 4 South. Range 10 West. Gulf County.
Florida, marked with a 4" iron pipe with a I" iron
pipe inside, and run North 00 degrees 48 minutes
24 seconds East. 1335.82 feet to an iron rod and
cap and the POINT OF BEGINNING. thence North 00
degrees 34 minutes 19-seconds East 1322.0 feet to
a 4" X 4" concrete monument with an iron rod mark-
Ing the NW corner of the SW corner of said Section
14: thence North 89 degrees 48 minutes 33 seconds;
East. 665.73 feet to a 4" x 4" concrete monument
with an Iron rod; thence North 89 degrees 48 min-
utes 58 seconds East 665.12 feet; thence South 00
degrees 21 minutes 09 seconds West. 1323.43 fept
to a 4" x 4" concrete monument with a disc;: thence
South 89 degrees 52 minutes 35 seconds West,
1335.90 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Parcel No. II
Commencing at the. SE Corner of Section 15,
Township 4 South. Ringe 10 '.'et., Gulf County,
Florida, marked with l.a 4' iron pipe with a I" iron
pipe Inside, and run North 00 degrees 48 minutes
24 seconds East. 238.05 feet to an Iron rod and cap
on the Northerly R/W line of County Road No. 22
anid the POINT or BEGINNING; thence North Q6
degrees 23 'minutes 21 seconds West along the
Northerly R/W line of said County Road No. 22;
708 07 feet to an Iron rod and cp ithence North 00
degrees 34 nmnutes 31 seconds E st 814 63 ftei 0.
an iron rod and cp|. thence Nort.h 89 degrees 5
minutes 16 seconds We.s. 6-56 0 feet lo a I 2 Iron.
rod thence North i0 degrees 21 minutes 36 seconds
East. 1354 15 feet to an iron rod snd cap. thence
SouLh 8'8 degrees -Q3 nnnute I0 secondr. Easti
1314S 8 'eel to a 4' 4' concrete monument rark
tIg ihe NE corner oi the SE i.orner oI aiil 'e. :11cr,
'15. ihen.:e SouLh 00 degree: j4 nmirnutes ;. I-c,-rdis
Wesl 1322 00 feet to an iron rod and cap Lnenc.-
South C(i degrees 48 minute: 24 sec.,nds. \W'e:
Ilj97.77 feet to the POINT ofI BEGIFNJinG
2ic ,Jul) 12 and 19 2001l
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
Notice is herebt giten hat pur-uant to Cripter
865 09 Florida Statutes the undersigned Intends to
register with the Division of C.:,rptirns,
Departunent olf State. the ficuiluus trade name under
which it wll be engaged In business and in which
sajd business is to be carried on. to %it
NAME Ti) BE REGISTERED Ow'ens C, .tr.u-ucLon
MAILING ADDRESS 302 Gulf Aire Drie St Joe
Beach, Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): Tammy Owens.
Itp Jul\ 19. 2001.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL; BOARD
** BOARD MEETING CHANGED FROM
AUGUST 7 TO AUGUST 14 **
Purpose and Effect: .The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as pro-
vided for In the AdminisLraute Procedures Act. for
tne purpose of brlr.girg said policies inti-ce ompliance
with Fionds Statutes and State Board of Educauorn
Sumaary: The following is a brief description of
each proposal change.
Pupil Progression Plan
Code of Conduct
Economic Impact:l These proposals will result In
no direct costs associated Aith implementation.
IFREQUESTED.AHEARINGW1ILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 9:00 A.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday. August 14, 2001
Place: Board Room
Gulf County School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The ensure lext of the proposed rules carn e iru spect-
ed during regular office hours at the Gull County
School Board Office, 150 Middle School Road, Port
,' J-e. FL.
Special legal authority, under which the adoption Is'
authorized.and, the law being implemented and,
Interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Sara Joe.
Wooten Director of Curriculum and Human
Resources, and approved for consideration by Jerry
E Kelley, Superintendent
Pupil Progression Plan
Code of Conduct
2tc. July 19 and 26. 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 01-39-CP
.IN RE: The Estate of
BILLY G. HARPER
f14OTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION ,:,' the Es.ute of BiLL,
G. HARPER. deceased. File Number 01.39,CP. is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gull' Counr>.
Florida. Probate Division. the addre;;, or which is
Gulf Counts Courtlhoue 1000 Cecil G. CoUtin. ,r
Bld PunrtSt Joe. Florida 324c6 The rnai ic ird
address of the Personal Repre.senta ute and his
attorney are set forth below'
All Interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE J3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF Ti-iS r.NTiCE Ill nil
claims against the estate and 12) n:, objecuoir, b:, an
interested person on uhomrn nou,:e as .erned that
ch llenges the talldlr, ol the '.'iil. the qualific Alt:.ns
of the Fersonral Repiesentati. e enue or jurnldil,:U:n
01o the Court
ALL CLAIMS. DEN4ANES AND -..iECTl.'N5 NOT
SO FILED EWILL. BE FOREVER BARRED. DATE of
the first publication of this Notice of Administration
July 19. 2001.
/s/l ILLLV.I J RISH
RISH. GIBSON & S:CH.LZ. P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St Joe Florid 324157
185,) 22982 11 I
ATTORBIE' FOR PERC.D'i.'L REPRESENTATIVE
SFL B.- rNo ,',660oFc
/s/ BILLY GLENN HARPER
2083 Whitaker Rd.
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
2tc. July 19 and 26, 2001.
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That pursuant to a.Writ
of Execution issued In the County Court of Dade
County. Florida, on the 18th day of May. 2001. In
the cause wherein Eagle Supply Inc. was plaintiff
and Ollie Stutzman. was defendant, being case No.
9369-SP-26 In said Court.
I..Frank McKelthen, As Sheriff of Gulf County,
Florida. have levied upon all the right, title and
Interest of defendant Ollie Stutzman in and to the
following described property, to-wit:
1996 CHEVROLET K1500 EXTENDED CAB
TAG # S71YC
VIN # 2GCEK19RIT1155611
and on the 24th day of JULY. 2001. at the FRONT
STEPS of the Gulf County Courthouse, in the City of
Port St. Joe. Florida. Gulf County. Florida, at the
hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale all of the said defendant's Ollie
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will discuss the following
at their their regular meeting, Tuesday,
July 24, 2001 at 6:00 p.m., E.T.
Preliminary Plat Approval "Curve at
the Cape" Parcel ID #6318-0OOR
lie. Jui) 19. 2001
Stuitzan right, title and Interest In aforesaid prop-
erty at public outcry and will the same, subject to all
prior liens. encumbrances and Judgements. If any,
to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH,
the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the
payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above
S.of Gulf County. Florida
By: /s/ Frank McKelthen
in accordlanc(t i i'i i l- r.,. "n i' ., lr Disabilities
Act, persons In 11i- r.illi'. r -.ei ", eclal accom-
mnodation to participate In this proceeding should
contact Sheriff Frank MeKelthen not later than.
seven days prior to the proceeding at 850-227- 115.
4tc, June 28 and July 5. 12, and 19, 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.. Successor
by Merger with NATIONSBANK, N.A.,
Successor by Merger with
NATIONSBANK, N.A. (SOUTH).,
Successor by Merger with
NATIONSBANK OF FLORIDA, N.A.
JAMES R. BROOKS. JR.;
MARY R. BROOKS;
CASE NO: 01-182 CA
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE FOLLOWING DEFENDANTS)
JAMES F 2iFOOb. -iF
2750 BR.'.'rE '.ALL '.i I RI' E .
CUMMINGS, GA 30041
MARY R. BROOKS
2750 BROOKE VALLEY DRIVE-
811 MICHIGAN AVENUE-
MUSCLE SHOALS. AL 35662
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in GULF
LOTS 15. 17 AND THE WEST HALF OF LOT
19, BLOCK 52, OF THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
the attorney for the Plaintiff:
NIXON & ASSOCIATES
3105 W. WATERS AVE.. SUITE 204
on or before August 13. 2001 or within 30 days of
the first publication of this notice of a action, and
file the Original with the Clerk of this Court either
St. Joseph Bay Office'
1520' C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
- r., -
CAPE SAND BLAS BEACHFRONT TOWNHOME -
"Sunrise/Sunset#A-2" Gulf front 3BR/2.5BA town-
home offers living/dining combination, breakfast bar,
new central heat and air, covered patio and open deck.
Nice rental investment. $192,000. #9534
SCENIC HWY C-30 BAYFRONT "Hattaway
Home" Lovely 2BR/2BA, home offers many extras:
fireplace, breakfast bar, master bath with separate
shower and garden tub. Approx. 1725 sq.ft. Home rests
on approx. 2.43 +/- acres. $379,500. MLS#9476
before service on Plaintiffs attorneys of' Immediate-
ly thereafter: otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In .the
DATED on July 28, 2001.
Clerk of the Circuit Court, GULF County
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DIS-
ABILITIES ACT. PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD, CON-
TACT THE A.D.A. ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE
CLERK OF THE COURT NOT LATER THAN 7 DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. AT IF HEARING
IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, VOICE 1-'800-
955-8770. THIS IS NOT A COURT INFORMATION
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Internet Birding Program Launched By University of Florida
Binoculars, a notebook, a
pen-no self-respecting bird
watcher would be without them.
Now birding enthusiasts can add
another tool to their bag: the
Launched last month, the
Florida Bird Monitoring Program
allows residents statewide to con-
tribute information to a web site
that stores bird' count results,
-said Mark Hostetler, a wildlife
specialist with the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences who
designed the program.
"The main idea is to give peo-
ple a tool to explore their own
environment," Hostetler said.
"Because the web site is a central-
ized database, it allows others to
view the information we collect
about bird species and when and
where they're seen."
He said the program can be
used by schools, private and pub-
lic agencies, casual birdwatchers
and others who want to compare
bird populations in different
areas, or look for changes over
"Monitoring birds over long
periods can help people evaluate
how local changes in landscape
affect bird populations," he said.
Before contributing informa-
tion to the web site, he said; resi-
dents must obtain a user ID and
Hunters wishing to apply for a
Recreational' Use Permit (RUP) for
one of five wildlife management
areas (WMA's) in north Florida
can do so beginning July 16th.
The early renewal period for
hunters who had permits ,last
year ended June 1 for. Blue Water
Creek .(formerly called Champion
International WMA), Moore's
Pasture, Flint Rock, San Pedro
Bay and Nassau WMA s. All
remaining permits will be issued
first-come, first-served to those
who apply to the Florida Fish and,
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) beginning July 16.
"All five areas have a 58-day
gun season and either good or
excellent deer populations," said
Billy Sermons, the FWC's regional
wildlife biologist in Panama City.
"For hunters who want a good
chance to kill a trophy buck on
public land, three of these areas
have forked-antler regulations in
place.These include Blue Water
Creek, Moore's Pasture and Flint
The FWC began the RUP pro-
gram several years ago as a way to
stem the loss of privately-owned
lands from the agency's Type I
WMA system. Individuals who
want to hunt one of the areas pay
a higher fee but it guarantees
access throughout the hunting
season and next spring's spring
a "site code" indicating where they
will observe birds. Information
can be gathered using a "point
count survey" made in one spot,
or a transectt survey" made while
traveling a specific route.
Users can review and edit
their own contributions after sub-
mitting them, he said. Visitors to
the web site can access contribu-
tions from others, searching the
database by location or bird
species. They also can contact
contributors via email.
"That's our main goal, helping
bird watchers network," he said.
"Let's say you can't find a particu-
lar species that lives in your area,
but you notice that someone on
the web site reports it frequently.
You can contact that person to
find out more about the habitat
conditions this bird seems to
favor. This kind of information
exchange promotes landscaping
for wildlife in urban and rural
John Brenneman, a UF
extension agent specializing in
natural resources, said the pro-
gram may raise public awareness
about wildlife conservation.
"I live in a rural area that's
being developed," said
Brenneman, a resident of the
Lakeland area. "While I won't alter
my property, I'm concerned about
how surrounding development
turkey season. i -
"This is a mechanism for us to
maintain areas in the Type I WMAN
system and the way it's worked
out thus- far they've been less
crowded Lhan most other public
hunting areas.' Sermons said. "A
good thing about these areas is
once you purchase a permit
you're given the option for two
successive years to renew your
As an added benefit when
someone purchases an RUP, it
includes the cost of a $25 WMA
stamp. They can use their RUP to
hunt other areas in the Type I
The permit costs are: Blue
Water Creek, $180; Moore's
Pasture, $125; Flint Rock, $206;
San Pedro Bay, $225; arid
Those who purchase a
Recreational Use Permit may
hunt, fish and engage in other
outdoor recreational uses. They
can also take along a dependent
child (under age 16) with them
hunting without the need of
Recreational Use Permit
applications are available at all
,FWC regional offices, may be
downloaded from, the FWC's Web
and can be picked up at some tax
may affect local bird populations.
When I submit bird counts, I can
mention how habitat changes
nearby may be affecting the num-
ber and species of birds I see."
Mark Kraus, deputy state
director for Audubon of Florida,
said the UF program should ben-
efit not only bird watchers, but
also the birds themselves.
"Citizen-science projects of
this type are extremely valuable
for looking at trends," Kraus said.
"If a red flag comes up, like dra-
matic population changes,
researchers can be notified so the
problem can be addressed."
The National Audubon
Society supports a bird count web
site maintained by Cornell
University's ornithology laborato-
ry, and sponsors an annual
Christmas bird count that is the
world's largest and oldest citizen-
"We're pleased to see bird
watching enter the computer
age," Kraus said. "The more infor-
mation that's available, the better
people can appreciate these
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Program web site is located at
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