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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2001
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Committee to Look at
Road Closures Page 38
MBCDC $$$Up Page 8A
FL Education Channel Airs
From Chipley Page 58
MBARA & MB Fish Condos
See Photos on Page 7A
Shark Attack Report Page 38
Wild Thangs 3rd at USFA
World Series Page 1B
S Back to School News Pg. 8A
Classifieds Pages 6-88
Obituaries Page 28
Law Enforcement Activities
City & County on Page 6A
Worship Opportunities P. 28
New School Dress
Those New Clothes
The Gulf County school
board, via input from parents,
students, teachers, and adminis-
trators, has approved a dress
code for the junior high and
senior high students throughout
the county. The details of this
code will be in the handbook that'
will be distributed after school'
g Since you'will be shopping for
school clothes before that lime.'
the following are a few specifics
that will make your decision-mak-
ing a whole lot easier.
Shorts cannot be more than
five inches above the knee.
Dresses and skirts cannot
be more then three inches above
#, All shorts and pants, must,
be worn at the waist.
*All tops must completely
cover fronts and backs.
Boys are not allowed to wear
Sleeveless tops must have a
strap of not less than two inches.
I No top or bottom should be
worn that reveals under gar-
There are a few other rules
that cover what to wear and how
to wear it, but they generally, fol-
low rules of good taste and discre-
tion. For example, there will be no
head coverings in the building.
This covers caps, bandanas,
combs, stockings, etc. And, as
always, there will- be no attire
worn that bears offensive, sugges-
tive, profane, obscene or gang-
related language or symbols.
Violations for the dress code will
be handled like any other disci-
Remember .hat tax-free shop-
ping days are July 28th through
August 5th, the week designated
S for this year.
of Apalachicola River
On July 19th Congress
passed legislation, sponsored by
U.S. Senator Bob Graham (D-Fl.)
that requires the Army Corps of
Engineers to begin cleaning up
the environmental mess caused
by dredging the Apalachicola
River. Graham' also promised to
continue fighting to end environ-
mentally damaging and fiscally
irresponsible dredging on the
S river altogether.
"Our first order of business
when dealing with the environ-
ment is to do no further harm.
This compromise achieves that
goal while allowing us the oppor-
tunity to find solutions for the
river that include the needs of all
of the users."
For the last 56 years, the
Army Corps of Engineers has
been digging up the bottom of the
Apalachicola River in an attempt
** to make it deep enough for barge
traffic to get through. This prac-
tice has exacted a steep price
from the environment and U.S.
taxpayers. An estimated $3 mil-
(See APALACHICOLA on Page 7A)
Says No to Inmate Count
Commission Adopts Scenario 17A For New District Boundaries
Gulf County Commissioner
Jerry Barnes asked the board to
reconsider its stance on redis-
tricting options and to adopt
Scenario 17A as the commission's
new district boundaries.
The board had plans to adopt
either 17A or Scenario 1lB
depending on whether the State's.
Attorney General's, recommenda-
S. istnct .
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S ". District 3 District 1
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Gulf's Taxable Values
Up]Nearly $118 Milioni
;,P Y:- -.: i -
Beginning to Set
Budgets for 2001-02
.All of Gulf County's taxing
authorities, except for one, are
seeing reasonably large increases
in taxable property values for the
upcoming budget year. The Gulf
County Commission will see an
increase in taxable values jump-
ing from $825.75 million last year
to $943.53 million this year-
$117.5 million. The Gulf County
School Board will jump $117.5
million from $825.32 to $942.83
The City of Wewahitchka will
see a jump from $31.50 million to
$35.45 million in property values.
Port St. Joe took the only fall
among taxing authorities, drop-
ping $43.3 million from $233.42
to $190.09. According to/City
Clerk Pauline Pendarvis, the fall
was directly related to continued
declines in the property values
placed on the Smurfit-Stone mill
What all,this means to taxing
authorities is it tells them how
much money they will have to
work-with at the millage rate they
apply to taxable values. A key
word in discussions about these
numbers is the rollback rate. This
is the millage rate taxing authori-
ties would lower to in order to.
raise the same number of tax dol-
lars they had budgeted last year.
In the case of both the county
commission and the school board,
if they left the millage rate the
same as the previous year's it
would amount to an increase in
tax income of approximately
three-fourths of a million dollars.
Other increases include an
$850 bonus per returning teacher
as mandated by the state.
The first public hearing on
the proposed budget will be held
on July 31st at 5:15 p.m. (ET) in
the school board meeting room.
The final public hearing is sched-
uled for September 11th at 6Q00
Wewahitchka Clerk Don
'Minchew spent a portion of the
city board's meeting Monday
(See BUDGETS on Page 7A)
For West Nile Virus
Covers 14 Counties
The Florida Department of,
Health (DOH) announced that
they now have the first presump-
tive human case of West Nile virus
(WN) in Florida. The patient is
from Madison County. Results
will be confirmed by the end of the
week. Due to the increased activi-
ty of Eastern equine encephalitis,
a medical alert that was issued
last month for Holmes,
Washington and Jackson
Counties has been extended to
include. Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Franklin, Liberty, Gadsden,
Wakulla, Leon, Jefferson,
Madison and Taylor Counties.
The Department of Health
urges all Floridians to take pre-
cautions against mosquito bites.
"Even though the risk of con-
tracting West Nile virus and other
arboviruses (St. Louis encephali-
tis (SLE), Eastern equine
encephalitis (EEE), Western
,equine encephalitis and LaCrosse
,encephalitis) by humans is still
low, people need to use protective
measures to reduce their risk of
getting the disease," said DOH
Secretary Robert G. Brooks, MD.
He added. "There is no reason to
panic, but it is important to take
(See MEDICAL ALERT on Page 7A)
tion said the county should or
should not include inmate num-
bers when establishing the coun-
ty's new redistricting lines.
Barnes said he' has received
numerous phone calls and
requests to not include the
inmate numbers and recommend-
ed the board go ahead with 17A
which excludes those figures.
Commissioner Billy. Traylor sec-
onded the motion.
Scenario 17A is very similar
to existing boundaries except in
'two' areas of the county. The plan
calls for splitting Overstreet at the
Intracoastal Waterway with folks
north of the canal voting in
District -2 (Billy Traylor's) and
those south of the canal voting in
District 3 (Carl Fox's).
The other major difference is
Precinct #12 (a narrow path along
Highway 98 in Port St. Joe) which
would be moved from District 3 to
District 4 (Nathan Peters, Jr.'.s).
Peters argued against the
motion, stating he didn't want to
see Overstreet separated, and
that he felt the public meeting
held recently by the school board
in Wewahitchka called to keep
Precinct #12 like it was.
Current School Board
Member Linda Wood pointed out
that if the school board were to
adopt the same lines, she would
not live in the same district any
Several residents from
Overstreet also objected to the
area's vote being divided.
The board voted 4-1 to adopt
Scenario 17A with Commissioner
Peters voicing the only objection.
*Agreed to advertise a Gulf
County lighting ordinance for pro-
tection of sea turtle hatchlings.
(See COUNTY on Page 3A)
Is Officially Opened
:5 of First 20 Lots Are Sold Within Days;
Construction of Infrastructure Underway
Construction at Gulf County's
newest community., WindMark
Beach, is underway. Arvida, The
St. Joe Company's community
development arm has broken
ground on the 80-acre site.
beachside of Highway 98, two
miles north of Port St Joe, at Dixoe
Bell Curve. Arvida's main contrac-
tor,. Gulf Asphalt. will be laying
road, sewer and water lines, along
W'ith underground power, gas.
cable and telephone lines for the
1 10 lots that will comprise
Interest in the development is
already growing. Of the first 20
lots that, have been released.. 15
had been sold at the time we went
to press. This initial release
includes beachfront and conser-
vation lots ranging from about a
quarter of an acre to over half and
acre, and priced from S90,000 to
'Response to this first offering
has been really heartening." said
Ray MNarkwell. WtndMark Beach
sales manager. "We already have
contracts on 15 of the first twenty'
homesites we've released. It's
apparent that we have struck a
chord with people by creating 'a
community that builds on the
natural beauty of its setting and
honors the native attributes of
this region. People are looking for
an unpretentious, comfortable
relaxed place to vacation and live
* and a place with a great potential
for value growth. WindMarIl
Beach offers that and provides
ready access to the natural won-
ders of this area, especially St..
WindMark Beach will be built
in a single phase over the next 6
months. In addition to the beach-
front lots, the community.
includes sites that overlook its.
30-acre conservation area. Three'
community docks will allow
homeowners to moor their craft at
WindMark Beach on a temporary
basis and a beachfront communi-
ty pool and club house will over-,
look the Bay.
Britt Geene, President of
Arvida's West Flonda Operations
commented, 'This is an important
step for The St. Joe Company and
Arvida because we are creating a
new source of wealth and value in
Gulf County". Just how much
wealth and value is best summa-
rized by Arvida's estimate of the
potential economic impact of
WindMark Beach. At least $50
million of construction work will
result from the sale of lots for
home building. Property taxes will
generate a further $1.2 million a
year, or the equivalent of 10% of
the current Gulf County tax base.,
Many of the homes at WindMark
Beach will be rental homes which
will incur sales and bed tax each
time they are let. A conservative
estimate of the taxes that will be
generated by guests at WindMark
Beach puts annual revenues at
Arvida has also set up the
Northwest Florida Improvement
Fund to provide support for edu-
cation, health, parks and recre-
ation, arts, culture and cormmuni-
ty spirit. Every Arvida lot or home'
sold-or resold-in Gulf County will
contribute a levy of 0.5'u of sales
value to the Fund. All money' gen-
erated this way will be spent in
.Gulf County and the Fund has
already donated sums to several
John.Hendry, Arvida s Project
General Manager for Gulf County
and Mexico Beach. has been
pleased with the response he has
received from local firms and
businesses wanting to participate
in the WVindMark Beach project.
"Local talent and expertise have
been at the heart of our success
in creating WindMark Beach.
From engineering, through con-
struction, to graphic design and
landscaping. Arvida has been
intent to work with businesses
from Gulf County. I'm delighted
that we've been able to show that
this type of development can cre-
ate wealth, value and jobs for peo-
ple in our community."
Preble Rish of Port St. Joe has
provided all the engineering ser-
vices at WindMark Beach. Indian
Pass resident, Dick Henderson,
has designed all the community's
graphics and marketing material
and Coastal Design & Landscape
will be responsible for landscap-
ing the entrance and roadways.
So far, three local contractors C.
R. Smith' & Son; Southeastern
Mechanical and John Arnold -
have carried out work at
WindMark Beach and a Gulf
County builder is expected to be
contracted soon to construct the
permanent sales facility.
John Hendry, Arvida Project Manager, looks over beachfront property at WindMark. [Inset]
Construction workers are busy developing infrastructure.
I USPS 518-880
SIXTY-THIRD YEAR, NUMBER 47
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2001
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Hnk4er D1o, Wi4t ICcK by Kesley Colbert
Rose Colored Glasses
When I made my way home from work Monday after-
noon, I discovered a surprise in my mailbox. Many of you
have probably received a very similar gift in a kraft envelope
from the Department of the Treasury.
I bet.you've already guessed-Shirley and I received our
tax rebate. The only disappointment was the amount
.received. It was my understanding the check would be for
$600.00, instead we just received $597.09. That kind'a let
me down for just a few seconds.
It's unusual for a politician to follow through with his
promises. But, President Bush has surprised us all by actu-
ally doing what he promised while courting our votes.
Wow, that's incrediblel!!
It's eyen hard for the Democratic leaders (my party affil-
iate) to come up with any reasonable objections to this
action. The only negative response I've heard reported was
that folks that didn't pay,: or paid very little, taxes are not
getting back the same amount of money, or are receiving no
money back-if they didn't pay any in. Imagine that.,
Maybe I was confused as to what this whole tax rebate
thing is all about. I thought the federal government told tax-
payers to pay "xxxx" number of dollars. All the good taxpay-
ers did what they were ,told, but as it turned out, "Uncle
Sam" collected too much of our money. He should have only
collected "xxx" number of dollars.
The president suggested rather strongly that it might be
a good idea to give the "x" dollars of over collected tax
money back to the taxpayers who .paid the taxes in the first
Democratic thinking on this issue simply supports what
I've said all along-give me my money to spend, save, invest
or otherwise take care of as I please. I sure don't appreciate
any politicians who are trying to manipulate "over collected"
tax dollars to gain the political favor or support from any
group, regardless of their plight in life.
Gas Prices Are
Six months in office is all it took for the president to
have significant impact on the price of gas, too. Surely you
recall he inherited this problem from ol' "Billy Bob" Clinton.
"Billy Bob" thought the way to deal with this problem was to
obligate some of our stored oil reserves as a temporary fix
for a deep rooted problem.
It is almost humorous to watch oil prices come tumbling
down at a record pace as the president says 'those six sim-
ple words-"Let's just drill our own oil."
Many of the answers to our energy problems lie right in
our own back yard. Sure we need to take every possible pre-
caution to protect our environment, but the alternative to
not exploring our energy resources is to be held in energy
hostage by those who have harvested those resources.
My good friend Joe Fannin,,
who is some kind of high-up-offi-
cial in Mississippi, raised the
question of just how much truth is
there in some of my tales. I fear the
boy has been eating too much
kudzu. As I was trying to say last
week before we got cut oIl-all my
stories are, absolutely true as I
Now. I can't help if w.e don't all
remember the- same "incident"
exactly the same way
Let me give you a Northeast
Mississippi example of what I'm
talking about. It's like all those
folks who grew up out near
Pontotoc or Trebloc now claiming
they were born and raised in
Tupelo. Next door to Elvis. They
used to sing with him. They gave
him his first guitar. They told him
to grow sideburns. They persuad-
ed him to move to Memphis ....
I can illustrate further.
Along about 1960 Leon
jumped off the bndge spanning the
Tennessee River down near Pans
Landing State Park. That bridge
must be 100 feet high and I can
still see his arms and legs flailing,
about as he roared toward the
water. That is an irrefutable fact
witnessed by dozens of teenagers
swimming in the roped off area
below the bridge-and by a couple
of goggled eyed drivers who hap;
opened to be transversing the
bridge at the opportune time.
I remember it as an idiotic leap
by an older brother who had tem-
poranrly took lea\' of what little
senses he possessed! I remnembet
the fear in my heart running along.
the bank trying to keep up with his
bobbing head as the swift current',
rushed him downstream I remem- C
ber Jackie Burns and Paul David..
Campbell finally dragging himi
ashore. I remember him spitting
out water and gasping for air. n....1
Later that night, after supper'
and safely out of earshot of out'
parents, I asked him why?
"I was practicing."
"Practicing for what?"
"You can't never tell when you,
might run across a damsel in dis-
tress. I wanted to be sure I could
make the jump in case I ever had
to do it to save Barbara Jean
McWherter or Arlene Fraiser.- It
would look bad if I leaped off that
thing and killed myself before 'I
could get to 'em."
"Leon, the current almost did
'No way! I was fine. I was cut-
ting through those waves like
Taizan going to save Jane!"
He remembers it as a great act
of preparation and courage. I think
he was nuttier than a 'fruitcake.
And lucky to survive! He's: been
disappointed for yeats because
Barbara Jean never drifted out
past the ropes while he happened
to be walking across the bridge.
Today, we recount that stdry
in entirely different ways., I'm
telling the truth. Leon has never
let the facts cloud the way hie
I was enjoying a hamburger'
out at the Skyway Grill when that:
group of Huntingdon ruffians got.
to "throwing off"' on Rollin Trull's
duck tail and black-leather-jacket.-
Rollin started out. in elementary |
school about two grades ahead of!
my class but by our senior year he
had worked his way back to us.
His hair was long and immac-
ulately kept way before Elvis and
The Beatles. And he didn't get on
that big Harley of his without that
motorcycle jacket. Now, ole Rollin
was a very quiet, live-and-let-live
kind of guy. He didn't bother
And he was doing his best to
ignore the crowd from
Huntingdon. He. never even looked
over at 'em. I figured he'd finish his
shake and be on his way. There
were two carloads way too
many for him to do anything, even
if he was a mind to ....
He didn't seem to even hear
the teasing about how often he
changed oil in that hairdo. But his
head came up when they jumped
on his mother for stealing zippers
to sew on that jacket. He eased out!
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3J
Summer Rain Showers Signal "DogDays" A.r
THESE MUST BE dog days. I
don't rightly know what the dates
these special hot summer days
fall on, but the signs are here.
You know, rain every afternoon
and stifling hot the rest of the
day. The days we are having now
How do you tell for certain
that it's dog days? Heck, I don't
know! I looked it up several years
ago and it said something about
the dog star being in a certain
location for a prescribed amount
The late Jimmy Greer used to
walk to work and when he would
pass my corner-of many years at
the corner of Third and
Williams-he would shout to me
that "Dog days are starting this
week", and give me the signs.
Jimmy's sage knowledge was
backed up by no less an authori-
ty than the'late Herman F. "Spot-
ball" Barbee. "Spot" used to say
the period known as dog days
would last three or four weeks, or,
by The Sta
FLORIDA William H. Rc
CONSTITUTION Wesley R. Roms
"until you hear the mocking birds
start to sing again".
Truly, I hadn't missed their
singing when he told me that, but
I just sagely nodded my head in
agreement, just as if I knew what
he was talking about.
I trusted "Spotball's" sage
utterings. After all, he knew what
days the bream bit on the river,
so he should have known for a
certainty when day dog days
One thing I do know for cer-
tain; you can't plan activity for
certain on dog days. It's just as
likely to rain out any activity, or
be too dad blamed hot to indulge
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in activity on a given day, as noti
IT REMINDS ME of my little
I go out to the newspaper box
each morning to bring in the
newspaper, after I eat breakfast.
I'll usually look at "Smudgie",
who isbegging a morsel or two of
what I'm eating, and ask;
"Smudgie", do you want to go out
with me to get the paper?"
"Smudgie" will sit back on her
rear feet, look up at me with her
eyes open wide and start wiggling
and hassling, jumping up and
down and barking, as if to say:
Send Address Change to:
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278
PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE
PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
.We start for the, dpor with ,
"Smudgie grabbing my cane with I-
her mouth and pulling, motioning
for me to hurry and come on!
She beats me to the door and
outside and that's when the trou-
ble begins. She puts her nose to
the ground and, starts, tracking
squirrels, not noticing, when her
hunting instincts take her near.
the road which runs in front of
I call and call her to come
back but she never comes until
she gets ready.
That's the way dog days are:
they are never over until they get
ready. One can't rush them.
They'll be over when they get
ready and not before.
We'll have this weather, which
isn't fit for a dog, for a while, yet.
I always thought that was
how this period in the middle of
summer got its name. It's as good
as any reason.
WHO'S GOING TO TAKE the
SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $20.00 IN COUNTY $13.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $30.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. ihe
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
place of those old prognostica-
tors? Jimmy and "Spotball' were
raised on the farm and everybody
knows farmers did everything "by
the signs" orby the'almanac. Who
can even read .an almanac, any-
more? Who,',farms .enough to
know the signs?. :"
I kriow only one sign: you're
supposed to plant irish potatoes
on Valentine's day. Everything
else, you plant when you have a
spare day in which you can plant.
I'll usually write a "dog day
column" about this time,' every
year, but I don't know whether or
not I'm actually writing it during
dog days, or not. I just use my
own, definition of dog days to
arrive at the proper time of the
I use that definition and the
fact that I didn't have another
subject to write about this partic-
ular week and I had this space I
had to fill.
I WILL START TO listen,
'July 27 6 ,:02
SJuly 28 6:22
S'July 29 6:59
July 30 7:43
July 31 8:29
August 1 9:16
August 2 10:02
closely, for the mocking birds to
start singing, beginning today.
The only mocking birds in my
yard are in the process of nesting.
.That means they are busy defend-
ing said nests from other birds-!
and our outside cat.
Mocking birds can usually do.
an adequate job of defending their i
nests. I've seen them put our big
old tom cat flat of his stomach on
the ground, when he gets too
close to their nest, or send larger
birds on their way with a well
aimed peck on the neck after
dive-bombinig them under a full
head of steam. *
Mocking birds at nesting
time, during dog days, are not,
anything to mess with I'll let
them begin singing if and when
they please, even if it is on
December 24th! l
In the meanwhile, I'll put up,
with dog days, no matter whet
they start or when they end. In
the meantime, I'll just surmise
they are here for a while!
St. Joseph Bay
Time Ht. Time Ht.
>a.m. H 1.2 4:45 p.m. L 0.5
a.m: H 1.5 5:11 p.m. L 0.2 .i
a.m. H 1.7 5:50 p.m. L 0.1
a.m. H 1.8 6:33 p.m. L 0.0
a.m. H 1.9 7:17 p.m. L -0.1
5 a.m. H 1.9 8:01 p.m. L 0.0
a.m. H 1.9 8:45 p.m. L 0.0
THE STAR PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2001
Committee Appointed To Look At Road Closures
Gulf County commissioners
held a workshop to discuss road'
closures last Thursday afternoon
prior to their scheduled budget
Commissioner Billy Traylor
called the meeting and the first
several minutes were spent dis-
cussing protocol on whom should
call meetings. Commission
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. stat-,
ed he has called a meeting on the
same subject for Tuesday, July
-' 'During the meeting, it was
stated that many of the roads
ci6sed by the St. Joe Company
should be county roads because
the county maintained the roads
or they were built by Civilian
Conservation Corps work crews
back during the depression using
Commissioners Billy Traylor
and Carmen McLemore pointed
out what has previously been
stated on several previous occa-
sions-the county has no docu-
mentation that the roads in ques-
tion are county roads. It has also
been pointed out that the St. Joe
Company is listed on county tax
records as owning the roads, and
has paid taxes assessed by the
Kesley From Page 2
of.the booth, calmly strolled over to
the. biggest one in. the bunch,
smiled politely at him-and busted
himr right between the eyes.
Well folks, all mayhem broke
loose. I tried to jump in there and-
help, Rollin. He was a classmate! I
diyed over a table and went to
swinging away. I think I made con-
tact a couple of, times.
The fight lasted for twenty
minutes. Me and Rollin mopped up
the ,place with Huntingdon High
[Editorial Note: For the many
avid "Hunker Down..." readers, -
we apologize for holding 'you in
suspensee for a week-it has per-
haps served to make you all the
more eager to read this week!]
(From Paje 2, July 19)
interested in that little tidbit.
Wesley has ) maintained for-
years that he was paying me
exactly what I am worth
Some doubting Thomases
,have wondered from time .,to
time .about the veracity of a
few of my tales.. Let me put
your doubts to rest. All of my
stories are absolutely true .
as I remember them!
'Course, that "remembering" is
.pft times in the eye of the
beholder ... .
Mustangs. They crawled out to
their 1956 Chevrolet and Crown
Victoria and cut a trail to the
"And don't you come back or It
will be more of the same!" I yelled
after them as their taillights
dimmed into the night.
I reckon we showed them!
Rollin didn't say nothing. He just
paid up and left.
I was telling Pam Collins and
Billie Ruth Kirksey the next
Monday at school about how me
and Rollin licked the whole
"What are you talking about!"
Buddy Wiggleton happened by. I
forgot he was on a stool at the
front counter when the fight broke
out! '"The only part of the fray
Kesley got into was when 'the
ketchup sprayed him as he dived
under a table! He's still got chew-
ing gum stuck in his hair from
when he banged the underside of,
his 'bunker' raising up to see if the
coast was clear!"
That's a case of me remember-
ing just about how it happened!
And listen, I got a lot of it right. I
knew Rollin Trull. I was in the
Skyway Grill when the fight took
place. I did yell at them
Huntingdon thugs after they left ..
So you see, Joe, I get most of it
right. Most of the time. And if it
wasn't for Leon and Buddy
Wiggleton, I'd be 100% correct all
Ultimately the same argu-
ments were presented for owner-
ship of the roads and local resi-
dent Wayne Childers said the only
way to know if some federal deed
exists for the roads was to go to
Washington, D.C. and search the
Commission Chairman Peters
appointed a committee consisting-
of Wayne Childers, Sally Malone,
and Gulf County Chief
Administrator Don Butler to
review the road question.
During the last meeting (July
10), St. Joe Timberland President
Clay Smallwood proposed to open
Luke Ford Road from Highway 71
to Highway 386 (Overstreet road)
and turn the maintenance over to
In exchange for opening the
road, the county would relinquish
any claims on the County Line
Road, Road 14, Road 14A, and a
small portion of Road '5. To date,
the board has not acted on
During Tuesday's regular
board meeting one of the commit-
tee members, Sally Malone,
requested some funds as the com-
mittee could begin to do some
research on the road issue.
After a lengthy discussion it
was noted that Board Attorney
Tim McFarland has conducted
several title searches and County
Clerk Doug Birmingham has
agreed to help with research of
county records, but to date no
documentation has been discov-
ered showing the county has
rights or ownership of any of the
Nathan Peters, Jr. made a motion
to open. a fund and he offered
$1,000 of his special projects
money to start the process. The
motion passed 3-2 with
Commissioners Carl Fox,. Jerry
Barnes, and Peters favoring the
motion and Commissioners
Traylor and McLemore opposed.
St. Joe Timberland President
Clay Smallwood also addressed
the board. He stated that he had
made a proposal to the board at
the request of Commissioner
,Carmen McLemore who wanted to
see Luke Ford Road opened to the
He went on to share a httle
history about how the county and
St. Joe Company in years past where the county would help out
had been good neighbors, the St. Joe Company when log-
Smallwood said it was not unusu- gers were having trouble getting
al 25 to 30 years ago for the coun- in and out of an area and St. Joe's
. ty to have a road in need of grad- grader was not close by.
ing and ask the St. Joe Company "I think I could show you
to help them out if the county records where we graded County
grader was out of the area or out Road 12," Smallwood said as he
of service, explained how the two entities
The opposite was also true had helped each other in the past.
"We've offered a, potential
solution," he stated, expressing a
desire to work through the issue.
"But, if you want to go to court,
we'll withdraw the offer and get
the lawyers lined up and go to
court," he stated.
Another workshop on the
road closure question is sched-
uled for Tuesday, July 21st, in the
commission meeting room.
Mexico Beach CDC $$$
Are Up 4.06% For Summer
In opposition to trends
spurred this summer by inflated
gasoline prices and a seemingly
slowing national economy, Mexico
Beach is beating the odds with its
accommodations' occupancy lev-
els. It seems their slogan, "the
quiet alternative," is the catch
phrase for vacationers this year,
with bed tax numbers up signifi-.
cantly three out of the past four
March 2001 collections
($11,135.61) were up 3.6 percent
over March 2000, collections
($10,748.93). April 2001 collec-
tions ($12,320.43) were down
2.73 percent under April 2000
collections ($12,666.84). May
2001 collections ($13,968.10)
were up 9.06 percent over May
2000 collections ($12,808.08)
with one return still outstanding.
June 2001 collections
($23,937.57) were up 7.85 per-
cent over June 2000 collections
($22,194.48) with one return still
outstanding. Overall for the 2000-
2001 fiscal year (October through
Jine), the Mexico Beach CDC,
Inc. reports a 4.06 percent
increase over the same months in
last fiscal year. According to man-
agement with the accommoda-
tions businesses in Mexico Beach,'
July is shaping up nicely as well;
but those figures will not be avail-
able until after August 20th.
When asked why the'
increase, the Mexico Beach CDC
President/CEO, J. Patrick
Howard replied that a minor
adjustment in January to the
Mexico. Beach website has
,increased inquiries for visitor
.:,information a monthly average
326.81 percent over January
through June of 2000..
He added that the site itself,
built by Rick Lamberson of
Hometown Internet Publishing in
Port St. Joe, has been the single
best promotional tool the CDC
has utilized since the site's
launch in October 1998. Those
wishing to visit the site are
encouraged to do so by going to
With school returning to ses-
sion in August this year, the
Mexico Beach CDC has concerns
over continued diminishing col-
lections in August. In 1999,'
August collections were down
20.37 percent, In August 2000,
bed tax revenues were down 9.03
percent. To break this trend, the
Mexico Beach CDC, in conjunc-
tion with WJHG New Channel 7,
will promote an "End of Summer
SFrom Page 1
*Approved several recommen-
dations from the Planning
Development Review Board.
.Decided to hold a meeting of
the Highland View Water Board to
look at engineering aspects of
hooking into and improving the
service to expand to "Wind Mark"
,development at Dixie Belle Curve.
*Agreed to advertise for grant
funds for a new generator as
requested by Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells.
*Decided to reactivate the
Seafood Committee as requested
by Pat McFarland.
This event will host news
teams primarily from the
Southwest for a two-day stay in
Mexico Beach along with meals
and recreation. In return, partic-
ipating news teams have been
asked to do a feature story on
Mexico Beach, as an affordable,
end of summer vacation destina-
tion. It is hoped that these fea-
tures will boost August occupan-
For additional information,
call J. Patrick Howard at 1-888-
-- a-I ,. 5
- L4 il'.'...
hat may touch you the most
about this wonderful place
is that so little has been touched
at all. Here at WindMark Beach"M
the timelessness of Old Florida is
thoughtfully recalled. From authentic
coastal architecture, to the unspoiled,
shell-strewn beach and abundance
of wildlife. Indeed, it's all these things |
that make living here so special.
WindMark Beach. Located on an
undiscovered part of Northwest
Florida's Gulf Coast.
Homesites from $oo,ooo000
to over $400,000.
BEA CHi C
Beachside of Highway 98, two miles north of Port St. Joe.
For more information, please call
850-227-9001 or toll-free 1-866-zz227-9oo7.
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S and St. Joe do not guarantee the obligations of unaffiliated builders who may build and sell homes in the WindMark Beach community. Ownership of a residence at WindMark Beach does not grant any use of or access to any clubs owned or operated by Arvida, all of which may require the purchase of a separate membership pursuant to each club's rules.
, w Eligibility to join a club depends on its rules, which are subject to change. This is not an offering of real property. Offers may be made only at the sales center for WindMark Beach. Void where prohibited by law or where there are other qualifications to advertising real property. Broker participation welcome.
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2001
Dixie Theatre to.
Perform "Love Letters"
Roosevelt and Dorothy Beard
Celebrate 50th Anniversary
On Saturday, July 28th,
Roosevelt and Dorothy Beard will
commemorate 50 years of matri-
mony. Their journey to their gold-
en anniversary began when they
were married in Ocala, on July
28, 1951. Roosevelt and Dorothy
moved to Port St. Joe in 1957 and
have continued as residents in
the city since that time.
The children of Roosevelt and
Dorothy will express their grati-
tude and congratulations to them.
on Sunday. July 29th in Panama
City. Roosevelt and Dorothy are
parents of eight children,
Roosevelt, Jr., Terrell, and
Derrick of Ocala, Veronica and
Herbert of Port St. Joe, Carl and
Leonard of Panama City, and Dr.
Timothy Beard of Tallahassee.
The Beard family also
expresses gratitude to the Port St.
Joe community for the continual
prayer for Dorothy during her
chronic illness and hospitaliza-
tions over- the past several
Kaitlyn Marie (left) and Kyle Michael Wear
Family Welcomes Twins
Mike and Julie Wear of
Havelock,., North ,Carolina, are
proud to announce the .birth,of
their twins. Kaitlvn Marie (on left)
S and Kyle Michael. They were born
June 24th. at Craven Regional
Medical Center in Newbern, North
Carolina. Kaitlyn was born at
.2:02 p.m. and weighed four
pounds, 14 ounces and was 18
inches long,. while "big brother"
A Catfish Festival will be held
August 17th and 18th. at Lake
Alice Park. Wewahitchka. for the
benefit of the Wewahitchka
Library 2000 Building Fund.
Participation by local resi-
dents (Gulf County and surround-
ing conimunitiesl to display their
arts and crafts will be a priority'.
Local entertainers are also invited
as a prionty. Booth fee will be
either a flat rate or a "no'risk" fee
of 100o of sales. Call for further
Friday. July 17th, in the eve-
ing there will be on "old fash-
ioned" barbecue. and music from
5:00 to 9:00 p.m., CT.
Saturday. July 18th, there
will be fish dinners. barbecue
plates. and other sundnes from
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., CT. There
will also be arts and crafts .booths
and entertainment by local resi-
2nd Annual Emergency
Preparedness Fair to Be
Held This Saturday
The second annual
Emergency Preparedness Fair will
be held this Saturday, July 28th
from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. CT, at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, on the corner of 15th
and Robin Lane. Mexixo Beach.
The ,Emergency Preparedness
Fair will teach you what to do
when faced with lifes big and little
emergencies-from a death in the
family. to growing your own food,
to what to do if your children are
This fair .includes prepared-
ness 'instruction on hurricane
evacuation, seed preparation, fire
prevention. 72 hour survival kits,
caring for water damaged furni-
ture, caring for animals in emer-
gencies, and much more. Those
who attend will also receive free
-child and family identification
photos and free refreshments.
: If you- have any questions,
call Donna Glenn at 850-227-
Kyle was born at 1:59 p.m.,
weighing six pounds. nine ounces
and was 20 inches long.
Grandparents are Larry and
Laura Murphy of Port St. Joe,
Doug and Kate Myers. and Kevin
and Ruth Reynolds, all of Butler,
Pennsylvannia. and great-grand-
parents Nadine Rea of Port' St.
Joe, .and Bill and Helen Heyl of
There will be several displays
including, classic and custom
cars, experimental and RC air-
craft, and boat motors and trail-
If you wish to participate as a
vendor or entertainer or wish to
put on a display. or need more
information, please contact Alan
or Marlene McNair at 639-2338 or
Billie or Jerri Bateson at 639-
Tracy Michelle Davis -
Reverend and Mrs. Nick Davis
of White City. would like to-
announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter. Tracy Michelle Dav\s, to
Dennis Lee McGlon. son of
Tommy and Tweda McGlon of
The bride elect is employed in
the accounting department at
Gulf Coast Medical Center and is
continuing. :her education', at
Florida State University. Dennis
is employed at Gulf Correctional
Institution in Wewahitchka.
The ceremony will be held
August 11 th, at Westside Baptist
Church in Wewahitchka at four
thirty in the afternoon with a
reception immediately followiingi a
the church. Reverend Nick Davis,
father of the bnde, will be per-
forming the ceremony. Tracy and
The Annual Youth Conference
About Community Concerns will
be held August 2nd through 4th
at the David Jones Recreation
Youth ages eight to 18 and
parents are urged to attend. The
-information to be shared is
included to help parents solve
problems relative to school suc-
For additional information. '
please call 229-6624.
Included in the agenda are j
several workshops on school sur-
vival, a fashion show. a talent
show, a teen summit, and much
* fax 227-3639
*Unique Gift Items
Dennis Lee McGlon
Denny would like to extend an
invitation to all fnends and rela-
tives to share this special occa-
sion with them.
A.R. Gurney's unique and
imaginative piece "Love Letters"
will replace the play "Gallows
Humor" as the fifth offering in the
2001 summer season at the Dixie
Theatre. Audiences will remember
A.R. Gurney for his plays "The
Dining Room: and the Dixie
Theatre 1998 opener "Sylvia."
"Love Letters" is comprised of
letters exchanged over a lifetime
between two people who grew up
together, went- their separate
ways, but continued to share con-.
fidences. As the actor's read the
letters aloud, what is created is
an evocative, touching, frequently
funny but always telling pair of
character studies in which what
is implied is as revealing and
meaningful as what is actually
"Love Letters" opens Fnda\.:
August 3rd and will be performed
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m..
and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30
p.m. through Sunday, August
Cancer Society Has
New Toll Free Number
Area residents wishing to
contact the local American
Cancer Association may now use
a toll free number. 866-785-9205.
Calling this number will
reach a representative who ser-
nices the follow ing counties: Bay.
Calhoun. Franklin. Gullf.
Jackson. Liberty, and Washington
Additional information can be
obtained bh calling the national
toll-free number at 1-800-ACS-
2345 or by visiting the organiza-
tion's website at www.cancer.org.
Reservations are :suggested
and may be made by calling 850-
653-3200 or visiting the Dixie
Theatre during the new box office
hours, Wednesday from, 11-00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday and
Saturday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., and
Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.,
The' Dixie Theatre is in the
process of planning and preparing
the calendar of events for "the
remainder of 2001 and the early
part of 2002. '
Make sure you are on tie
mailing list, so you can be
informed of what is going on ,at
theDixie Theatre during the com-
ing year. Call 653-3200.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2001 PAGE 5A
"Zoom To Your Classroom" Held Aug. 6th
Approximately 400 adminis-
trators, teachers, paraprofession-
als, and school substitutes will
race to Wewahitchka High School
on August 6th to tune up their
. techniques during the Panhandle
Area, Educational Consortium's
(PAEC) Accelerate Achievement
"We are delighted to wave the
green flag for the educators of
Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, and
Liberty counties as they begin the
2001-2002 academic year going
back to school themselves,"
beams Paula Lovet Waller, PAEC
Waller continues, "An essen-
tial part of being an effective
teacher is the willingness to be an
attentive student. Professional
development requires the contin-
ued commitment to life-long
Opportunities to learn will be
plentiful at this conference co-
sponsored by the Calhoun, ,
Franklin, Gulf, and Liberty coun- ,
ty school districts. Eighteen con-
current sessions covering such
topics as bullying and aggression.
alternative assessment, reading' '
fluency, direct instruction, parent.;
partnerships, FCAT performance,: '
and the latest in educational
technology will begin early.
Exhibitors from Classwell
Learning Group, Great Source
Educational Group, Jaegar
Corporation, Kaplan Companies,
Macmillian McGraw-Hill, NCS
Learn/formerly CCC, Rigby
and Steck-Vaughn, will display
the latest in educational materials
while supplying door prizes and
refreshments for participants.
Lunch and laughter will be
furnished as Dr. Farris Jordan
offers keynote address, "From Pit
Crew to Power
Through Teamwork." Dr. Jordan
is a licensed psychologist adept at
translating long-term goals into
short challenges. As a former box-
ing ,champion and all star football
player, he understands what it
takes to be a winner. NASCAR
race driving, sky diving, bear and
alligator wrestling, Brahma bull
riding, completion of the 2, 150
mile Appalachian Trail in 139
days, and the 2,552 mile
,Mississippi River in. a small canoe
in 57 days have enabled him to
teach others how to control stress
and stay motivated without fear
or hesitancy. He has written 72
articles on topics dealing with the
* prevention of mental and physical
illness. His book, Stress-Are You
In Control? was featured national-
ly in Parade magazine.
The afternoon session will
feature round table discussions
addressing "Putting a Tiger in
Even' Tank...Making the FCAT
Connection Across Age and
"All teachers are critical in the
improvement of student test
scores," explains Catherine
Barfield, Gulf County Professional
"We believe firmly in active
learning and want to model that
approach. With the round table
sessions, eighteen groupings of
educators will use the facilitated
discussion model to record
responses. The group input will
then be shared so all conference
participants benefit from this pro-
For more information on how
you can participate; please con-
tact Terry Tanner-Smith, PAEC's
Director toll free at 877-873-
7232, extension 2269.
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Faith Christian School
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Accredited by the Sonshine Association of Christian Schools
Catholic Charities: of
Northwest Florida, Inc. has
Women to Hold Meeting
The Gulf Federated Repub-
lican Women invite anyone inter-
ested to join them for their August
luncheon on Thursday, August
16th, from 11:30 to 1:00.
The luncheon will be held at
the Country Club, and Tommy
Pitts, Port Director, Port St. Joe'
Port Authority, will be the speak-
er. The cost of lunch is $11.
Please make reservations pnor to
Tuesday, August 13th, by calling
received notification of their
accreditation by the Council on
' Accreditation for'Children and
Family Services (COA). Founded
in 1928, Catholic Charities annu-
ally serves over 30,000 people in
Sthe eighteen counties of
Northwest Florida through four
regional offices located in
Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach,
Panama City and Tallahassee.
Programs of the organization
include counseling.. emergency
assistance, pregnancy counsel-
ing, adoption services, refugee
and immigration services, family
'-enrichment, and a transitional
shelter in Panama City, Services
are provided regardless of race.
religion or national origin, and the
(See Catholic on Page 6A),
Spears Places at State,
Level Horse Competion
Lacye's parents are proud to
announce that on July 11th, she
and her Appaloosa horse brought
home the fifth place title out of 53
riders competing in the' Keyhole
event at the State 4H Horse
Competition in Tampa.
Lacve is a freshman at Port
St. Joe High School, and is the
daughter of Bryan and Donna
Jessica Showing Some
Signs of Improvement
Jessica Cole, a 2000 graduate
from Wewahitchka High School, is
continuing her battle with viral
meningitis. As of Tuesday, there
was some sign of improvement,
according to friends.
Her parents. 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 hospi-
tal's intensive care unit during
this extended illness,
Friends 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,
--Crappy 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
82.00 per ticket or three tickets
We helped J hn Dixon's
business set sail.
As well as his community.
for $5.00. Anyone wishing to pur-
chase tickets can contact Miss
Agnes at the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office at 227-1115.
Tickets can also be pur-
chased at the Gulf County
SherifflTs Office, The Star
Publishing Company. Indian Pass
/. Raw Bar, Beachcomber's Pizza.
The Fish House Restaurant.
Crystal Sainds Realty, Active
Styles Beauty Salon, and
Wewahitchka State Bank (in
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe).
Fish House to Host Benefit
On Monday, August 27th,
The Fish House Restaurant (3006
Highway 98) in Mexico Beach is
Shooting a benefit supper for
Jessica. The restaurant will close
its regular operations between the
hours .of 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. (CT)
to host the benefit.
Fish, cole slaw, hush pup-
pies. french fries, tea and a,
dessert will be served with the
meal. Free entertainment will also
be provided and there have been
some rumors that the 'Blues
Brothers" could possibly make in
Tickets for the benefit aire
$7.00 per adult and half price for
children under 12. Tickets are
suggested, but are not required.
According to Tom Godwin,
investigator with the Gulf County
Sheriffs .Office, community
response to this. fund-raiser has
Anyone wishing to send cards
or letters can do so through Pat
Godwin, P.O. Box 1044, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2001
During the early morning
hours of July 13th, Gulf County
Sheriffs Office Deputy Tom
Woods stopped a vehicle near the
Highland View bridge for passing
in a no passing zone.
While speaking with he dri-
ver, Woods noticed that he was
extremely nervous.. UI ~'on receiv-
ing permission to sear, -, the vehi-
cle, he found three aggiess of
power cocaine and several
pills i-, the back seat.
I e 6 Javes, a passenger
in the vehicle, claimed ownership
of the drugs. While being
searched by Deputy Shawn
Butler, two bags of marijuana
were found in Daves' pockets.
Daves, 22, of Port St. Joe, was
charged with possession of-mari-
juana, possession of cocaine, pos-
session of a controlled substance,
and possession of paraphernalia.
No LICENSE To MOTOR'
On July 12, Investigator Tom
Godwin noticed Chris Study, 40,
of Wewahitchka, driving a vehicle
in the Wewa area after warning
him the previous day about dri-
ving with his license was sus-
Sgt. D.W. Forehand attempt-
ed to stop Study's vehicle on
SHighway 71, south of Wewahitch-
ka, but he refused and continued
driving into Wewahitchka. He
finally stopped on Seventh Street,
where he was arrested and
charged with driving while license
suspended or revoked and fleeing
and attempting to elude an offi-
cer. His bond was set at $2,500.
No TAXI FARE
On July 14th, Deputy Bobby
Plair made contact with a taxi dri-
ver who driver stated he had
picked up Raymond Pozza and
brought him to Beacon Hill. Upon
arriving at Beacon Hill, Pozza
stated that he did not have any
money. Pozza, 31, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested by Plair and charged
with retail theft.
On July 15th, Deputy Rick
Tolbert stopped a vehicle as it left
a convenience store for having a
headlight out. As he turned on his
blue lights the driver threw a beer
bottle out the window.
Deptuty Larry Hightower
arrived on the scene and had the
driver perform several sobriety
tests which he- performed poorly.
The driver, John Terry, 26, of
Wewahitchka, was placed under
arrest for driving under the influ-
On July 13th, Deputy Larry
Hightower, observed a car with its
lights off on the Jarrett Daniels
Road. When he checked on the
car, the driver took off at a high
rate of speed, but stopped several
miles down the same road.
The driver, Chad Patterson,
18, of Wewahitchka, gave the
deputy permission to search the
vehicle, during which he found a'
baggy of marijuana. Patterson
was charged with possession of
Sgt. Stacy Strickland located
a vehicle on July 13th in the St.
Joe Beach area that the city police
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cle and attempted to identify the
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before admitting she did not have
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was arrested for having no valid
driver's license and resisting with-
out violence. She also faces
charges of'leaving the scene of an
accident with property damage for
the crash in Port St. Joe.
MULTIPLE CHARGES FILED
On July 23rd, Deputy Jake
Richards observed Steven Rardin,
28, of Callaway, operating a vehi-
cle in the Wewahitchka area,, was
aware that his driver's license was
suspended, and stopped him.
Rardin was then arrested for
driving with a suspended driver's
license. Deputies Tolbert and
Richards also found a baggie of
marijuana and rolling papers in
the truck. Additional charges of
possession of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
were then filed.
On July 22nd, Sgt. Greg
Myrick responded to a distur-
bance in the Stone Mill Creek
area and discovered that Michael
Thomas, Jr., 17, of Wewahitchka,
had become angry and threw' a
brick through the window of his
mother's car. He was arrested and
charged with criminal mischief.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...
Monday,' July 9th--Joyce
Scruggs, 40, W/F, of Port St. Joe,
failure to pay fine (re: worthless
Tuesday, July 10th-Hoan
Pham, 33, of Panama City, failure
to pay fine (re: illegal nets).
Wednesday, July 11th-
Tommy Thomas, 38, of Port St.
Joe, violation of probation (bur-
From Page 5A
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Northwest Florida Blood Drive.
This year the resident council
sponsored the event.
They supplied snacks and
door prizes in appreciation to all
the volunteers who gave blood.
Bay St. Joe sends a special
thank you to Jim Wilson who
assisted in the set-up, Lisa
Stuben Brown who helped with
refreshments and signing up and
to Portside Trading for the many
All the donors have given
much more than they realize.
Blood Drive at Rehab
Center a Success
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Center would like to thank all
those who participated in the July
glary); Jason Rhames, 30, W/M,
of Wewahitchka, domestic bat-
tery; and Mary Ramsey, 52, B/F,
of Port St. Joe, trespass after
Thursday, July 12th-
Gwendolyn Cherry, 38, B/F,. of
Port St. Joe, resisting without vio-
lence; Michael Fletcher, 41, of
Fountain, violation of probation
(re: driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked).
Friday, July 13th-Calvin
Shores, 25, W/M, of Mexico
Beach, driving under the influ-
ence; Bradley Smith, 24, W/M, of
Port St. Joe, violation of probation'
(re: possession of cocaine).
Saturday, July 14th--Jack
Granger, 55, W/M, of Port St. Joe,
boating under the influence.
Friday, July 20th-Marcus
Butler, 40, W/M, of Port St. Joe,
resisting with violence and bat-
tery on a law enforcement officer;
Judy E. Adkison, 40, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, aggravated battery;
Larry Young, 50, W/M, of Port St.
Joe, battery;: and George
-Simmons III, 19, W/M, of Port St.
Joe, failure to appear (re: two
counts' of battery).
Saturday, July 21st-Keith
Ingalls, 30, W/M, of Port St. Joe,
driving under the influence.
Sunday, July 22nd-Stanley
Brant, 22, W/M, of Port St. Joe,
aggravated battery; and Paul
Matsen, 45, W/M, of Eastpoint,
driving under the influence.
STRONG RESISTANCE To ARREST
Marcus A. Butler, 40, of
Tampa, was arrested July 20th at
approximately 7 p.m. by Port St.
Joe Police Department Officer
Russell Burch for possession of
an open alcohol beverage contain-
er, resisting with violence, and
battery on a law enforcement offi-
When the officer attempted to
place Butler in custody, he physi-
cally resisted him. He gained con-
trol of the suspect and was assist-
ed by Officer Jimmy Stephens
and GCSO Deputy Shawn Butler
in cuffing him.
Butlers continued to pffer. vio-
lence, both verbally and physical-
ly,-while being placed in the part a.>-
car. He was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
-.Paul B. Matsen, 45, of
Eastpoint. was arrested by Officer
Ross Yowell for driving under the
influence on July 22nd at approx-
imately 12:42 a.m. Yowell
observed a car traveling at an
excessive speed (62 in a 45 M.P.H.
zone) and running two red lights.
IHe initiated a traffic stop and,
upon further investigation, deter-
mined that Matsen was operating
under the influence, took him into
custody, and gave a legal test to
determine the alcohol content of
The results of the tests were
0.152 both times. Matsen was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance.
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More Fish "Condos" Are Built ByMBARA & MB
The Mexico Beach Artificial
Reef Association (MBARA) and the
City of Mexico Beach are current-
ly recognized as one of the most
active reef building teams in the
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Southeastern United States.
That reputation was added to
last Thursday when a large barge
was deployed at the "Car Body"
artificial reef site in approximate-
ly 68' of water. The 195' long, 35'
wide, and. 14' high hopper barge
was loaded with large diameter
sections of steel pipe and towed to
the deployment site.
Tyndall Air Force Base demo-
lition teams assisted in the reef
project by setting and blowing 12
C-4 explosive charges on the old
barge. It didn't take long after the
charges were set for the 63rd arti-
ficial reef formed by the MBARA to
find its resting place at 29 53.195
N, 85 32.850 W.
This is just the first step of
development for this particular
reef site though. According to
MBARA President Ron Childs, the
barge structure will likely be used
as a staging area for additional
future deployment of reef building
-From Page 8A
lion has been spent for the past
several years dredging the river
and damaging this sensitive
ecosystem. Yet the waterway is
used by fewer than one barge a
Under Graham's amendment,
beginning in fiscal year 2002 the
Army Corps must end the prac-
tive- of storing sand dredged from
the bottom of the river in piles on
the river bank. The Corps must
also clean up the largest of these
piles, known as "Sand Mountain"
and other sloughs. From this
point on, dredged sand can be
used for beach renourishment in
northwest Florida or put in a con-
tained disposal site. Finally, the
Corps has to do a long-term
dredge disposal maintenance
plan. which could identify other
beneficial uses for the dredged
maternal such as creating bird
islands in the Gulf ol' Mexico.
The legislation was passed as
an amendment to the Energy-
Water Appropnations Act. While
Senator Graham's end goal
remains putting an end to dredg-
ing in the Apalachicola. this legi-
lation is a significant step toward
restoring Florida's environment
and ensunng that harmful
impacts to the never. surrounding
habitat and local economy are
material in and around the barge.
Structure added at the site
will create fish "condomifliums"
that in just a short while will be
drawing fishermen to the site.
This process is part of the for-
mula that MBARA and the City of
Mexico Beach have been working
on over the past several years.
That formula is relatively sim-
ple-if visitors who come to the
Mexico Beach area catch fish,
they will return to fish again.
But, building artificial reefs is
not a cheap proposition. It cost-
$25,000 to place this latest fish
village at the bottom of the Gulf of
Mexico. MBARA members spend
much of their efforts trying to
raise money to build more artifi-
cial reefs. Hundreds and hun-
dreds of tons of concrete pipe
debris from Sikes Concrete, reef
balls, and numerous other reef
structures and material have
The main fund-raiser for the
MBARA to continue these efforts
is their annual Kingfishing
Tournament which is scheduled
for August 25th.
-From Page 1
evening explaining it millage rates
would likely have to increase in
the city this year because of a
drastic decrease in state revenue
Wewa currently has a very
low millage rate of 2.11 mills.
Minchew told the board that rate
would likely have to climb to
approximately 4.0 mills in.order
to make up for the shortfall. The
city has scheduled its first budget
workshop for August 2nd to begin.
to fine tune the budget numbers.
Port St. Joe
Port St. Joe is once again the
community hardest hit by new tax
value numbers. The city's loss of
approximately S43.3 million in
taxable values comes as a result
of major cutbacks in the value of
the old paper mill site.
These cutbacks were expect-
ed. but just the same city com-
missioners have to deal with the
loss of 18.6%o of the revenues
derived from the ad valorem tax
The board held its first bud-
get workshop Tuesday to begin
reviewing budget numbers.
Members quoted statistics in The top two photos show the barge being
their most recent tournament
booklet stating that for everydol- hauled into position for sinking. At bottom, a
lar spent to build artificial reefs, plume of smoke can be seen coming from the
$131 dollars is returned to the
economyof the area. explosive charges activating on the barge.
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Medical Alert From Page 1
the necessary measures to guard.
against mosquito bites:" Brooks
recommends the following:
'---.'"-Avoid -outdoor' activities
between dusk and dawn when
mosquitoes are likely to be look-
.iJg for blood meals;
If you must be outdoors
when mosquitoes are active, cover
-up by weanng shoes. socks,, long
pants and long-sleeved shirts;
Use mosquito repellant; and
Eliminate stagnant water in
birdbaths and any other recepta-
cles in which mosquitoes might
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners will hold a public
hearing. Tuesday. August 14. 2001 at 6:05, E.T. in
the County Commissioners' meeting room at the
Robert M. Moore Administration .Building. Gulf
County Courthouse Complex. Port,St. Joe. Florida.
to consider adopting an ordinance with the following
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CREATING REGULATIONS
FOR THE PROTECTION OF SEA TUR-
TLES AND OTHER ENUMERATED
SPECIES WITHIN THE BEACHES AND
THE ST. JOSEPH BAY AQUATIC PRE-
SERVE; PROVIDING FOR THE PUR-
POSE AND INTENT OF SUCH ORDI-
NANCE: LIGHTING STANDARDS FOR
NEW CONSTRUCTION, LIGHTING
STANDARDS FOR EXISTING LIGHTING,
PROVIDING FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS,
PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT AND
PENALTIES. PROVIDING AN INTER-
PRETATION, PROVIDING A SEVER-
ABILITY CLAUSE AND PROVIDING AN
(Copy of proposed ordinance
on file In the Clerk's office)
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Nathan Peters. Jr.. Chairman
Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
2tc. July 26 and August 2.2001.
Last of Cold
By: Barbara Eells
On Wednesday. July 25,
Karrie Singel and I released the
next batch of turtles that strand-
ed in St. Joseph Bay during
January 2001. The turtles will be
tagged and released along the
shore of Eagle Harbor in St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park. We
expect to arrive by 3:00 p.m.
Anyone interested is welcome
to assist in the release orutoijust
t.,watchr-and- get that warm fuzzy
:'i feeling .
We are releasing five green
turtles and one Kemp's Ridley.
Their ridley is not associated.with
the cold stun event. It was found
at the Port :St Joe paper mill in
August of 2000.
Thanks to all of, the rehabili-
tation.., facilities' (Clearwater
Marine Aquarium, Epcot Living
Seas, Florida-: Aquarium.
SGulfarium, Gulf World, Mote
Marine Laboratory, Sea World) for
, housing and caringifor these ani-
PAGE SA THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY, 26, 2001
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
The Gulf County School Board will soon consider a
measure to increase its property tax levy.
Last year's property tax levy
A. Initially proposed tax levy. .. $ 5,744,874
B. Less tax reductions due to Vdlue Adjustment
Board and other assessment charges $
C.Actual property tax levy ...........$
This year's proposed tax levy ...... $
A portion of the fax levy is required under state law in
order for the school board to receive $6,605,623.47 in
state education grants. The required portion has increased'
by 10.44 percent, and represents approximately seven
tenths of the total proposed taxes.
The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at the
discretion of the school board.
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on
the tax increase to be held on July 31, 2001 at 5:15 p.m.,
at the Gulf County School Board, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, Florida.
A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget
will be made at this hearing. .
Publsh Jul, 26. 2001
NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL
The Gulf County School Board will soon consider a measure to
impose a 1.25 mill property tax for capital outlay projects listed here-
This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 6.082
mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of
the school board.
THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE FOR
BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN IN
THE ADJACENT NOTICE.
The capital outlay tax will generate approximately
to be used for the following projects:
MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR
Port St, Joe Middle School
New Door Locks at Wewahitchka High School
Port St. Joe Bus Barn
Wewahitchka Elementary School
MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Purchase of two (2) school buses
NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
School Furniture and Equipment
Data Processing Equipment and Software
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on
July 31 2001, at 5:15 p.m. at the Gulf County School Board meeting
room'; Port St. Joe, Florida.
SA DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made
at this hearing.i ?~ean: .,
PSJHS Plans Celebration of Education for Parents and Students
On Wednesday. August
Port St. Joe High School will
brate the beginning of the
2001-2002 school year
another First Day of Sc
Celebration of Education."
year's event was a huge sue
with well over 200 parents atl
ing the first day of school
Several businesses and
viduals gave a donation to"
the purchase of a t-shirt for
student. Gulf County busine
graciously gave parents s
time off work. Parents, famn
and community members (
WHS Issues Calend
Senior High School's calendar
July 31 through August 8
Tuesday, July 31, 8:00 a
12:00, free school physical
Jr/Sr High students at WHS
Thursday, August 2,
Friday, August 3rd, te
Monday, August 6, inse
at WHS, four counties (400 t
ers), breakfast. provided by
staff, lunch provided by
staff. 6:30. Jr.. High. Open H
Tuesday. August 7th, te
workday. 6:30 Sr. High C
Wednesday. August 8th,.
students begin assembly and
8th. together to encourage the Port St.
cele- Joe High School students in their
new endeavors towards academic suc-
with cess, and the school staff wants to
Last Take Advantage of
tend- Free School Physicals
Free school physical will be
indi- given July 31st in Wewahitchka at
yards Wewahitchka High School, from
each 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. and from
esses 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., CT. They
some will be held in Port St. Joe on
tihes, August 2nd at the Gulf County
came Health Department, from 8:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 1:00
p.m. to 3:00 p.m.. ET.
lar The Gulf County Health
Department. local area physicians
and and Beacon Hill Fitness Center
ar for are sponsoring the annual school
is as physical for students seventh
through 12th grades. All students
.m.to are welcome. Students entering
for all the seventh grade are encouraged
gyrTn' to participate. It is not necessary
for the student to be participating
8:00, in sports to take advantage of this
SThe physical forms will' be
service available for parents to pre sign at
erach- Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
WHS Health Departments. Students
WS must have parental signature on
ouseS the forms to receive the physical.
acher Forms will also be available the
morning of the physical.
Open '-If you have any questions.
please call Regina Washabaugh.
7:53, RN, School Health Cooridinator at
d tap. 227-7340, ext.' 123.
Meet the teachers of
Port St. Joe
n Tuesday, August 7th
from 12 to 2 p.m.
invite all parents, families, and
community members to again
come and support one another in
a partnership for learning.
The "First Day of School
Celebration of Education" will
begin at 8:00. Activities will
include informative skits by stu-
dents (and possibly teachers),
carnival events at the football sta-
dium, and a delicious lunch.
While students attend TAP class- '
es, parents will meet in the .
Commons 'Area to receive impor-
tant information. After lunch,
students will return to the build-
ing and will attend regular class-
Positive results were seen
from last year's "Celebration of
Education Parents were more
involved throughout the school
year because they met their
child's teachers and felt at ease
Students started the year
with enthusiasm and excitement,
which carried over into a positive
attitude about learning.
Community members felt the sat-
isfaction of knowing they were
involved through their donaUons
and efforts to give employees time
off work to attend the festivities.
The Port St. Joe High School
staff would like to again encour-
age the business community of
Gull County to demonstrate its
support of education by allowing
time off work for the parents of
Port St. Joe High School students
so that they may attend the "First
Day of School Celebration of
Education" on Wednesday.
August 8th. Together the parents.
families, students, businesses,
and faculty of Port St. Joe High
School can ensure that a positive,
successful school year will be
Bus Routes For GulfCounty School's Year 01-02 Scheduled
Believe it or not, summer is .
almost over and school is about to'
begin. The first day of school is
scheduled for Wednesday, August
8th. Once again, motorists should
be aware of students on the side
of the road walking to and from
their bus stops. Also, all motorists
should remember to stop when
Sthey see a bus with its caution
lights flashing and the stop arm
out-it's the law!
This year there will be some
major changes in the Wewa-hitch-
'ka area. The loading zones at both
the high school and elementary
school will be changed along with
some major route changes. The
loading zone for WHS will now be
in back of the school and the
loading zone for WES will eventu-
ally be moved to the side of the
school along River Road.
There will. be no route
changes in the Port St. Joe area
and all stops and times will be the
same as at the end of the previous
school year. Students in Wewa,
should proceed to their nori-mal
stop on the morning of August
8th, and make note of the driver
and bus. In the afternoon, all stu-'
dents should proceed to the same
bus as they rode that morning.
Below is a summary of the routes
at both ends of the county.
Carolyn Ranie (#67) will now
pick up the Williamsburg
Cemetery area, Parker Farm
Road, go out to Highway 22 and
pick up the county line (Including
Shorty Kemp Road, and Kemp
Red Buill Island students that
formerly rode Lee Hall's bus (#57)
will now ride bus #52 belonging to
Jim Repress who is replacing
Bernice Fortner who recently,,
retired. He will also continue to
pick up Lake Grove Road (Dam
Road) as well as the. Land's
Lee Hall (#57) will now pick
up the Lake Alice area, proceed
down Old Highway 22 to Cremer
Road, turn around and cut
through to .Highway 71 by
lMitchell Road, and continue her
regular run up Highway 71.
Included in her stops will be
Bryan Setterich Road, Gary
Rowell Road, Lake Side Lodge,
Mitchell Road, Gray/Anderson
Road, Methodist Hill, Faison Road
(turn around), Suber Lane,
Winnie Street, Rhoades Drive,
Reed Avenue, and Second Street.
Pam Grahl (#63) will now do.
the run up Highway 71 to
Stonemill Creek, the area former-
:y picked up by Carolyn Ranie.
Her' stops include John Pitts
Road, Midway Road, Idlewood,
Highway 71 North, Timberlane
Road, Ourtown Road, Stonemill
Creek (including Diana Street,
Deerfield, Creekview). Also, added
to this route will be the following
stops on Highway 71: Addison's
Trailer Park and Jehu Road.
Julie Carr (#64) will also con-
tinue to pick up the Stonemill
Ginger Repress (#58) will con-
tinue to cut through Catalpa
Street to the T.L. James area,
Whispering Pines, Old Dairy Farm
Road, Highway 71 and out C.R.
386 towards Overstreet.
Peggy Revell (#64) will contin-
ue do\n Highway 71 to the Five
Acre Farms area.
Donna Jackson (#70) will also
continue down Highway 71 to the
Port St. Joe
Shirley Bryant will continue
to serve North Port St. Joe
(Liberty, Broad, Apollo, Harbor,
Bay. Avenue A).
Shelia Fennell (#52) will con-
tinue to serve North Port St. Joe
(Avenue D, E, F).
Bertha Stripling (#62) will
continue to serve North Port St."
Joe (Avenue B, C, Woodward
Avenue, First Street).
Shirley Williams (#72) will
.continue to serve Port St. Joe
Beach (Dixie Belle, Carpet
Country, Pine to Balboa).
Linda, Purswell (#69) will
serve St. Joe Beach (Casa Del Mar
to Gulf Aire).
Debbie Williams (#61) will
serve Highlandview ,(Marlin,
Pompano. Redfish. :Sailfish,
Parker. Hayes) and St. Joe Beach
Port St. Joe Middle School
will have an orientation for all
sixth grade students, and par-
ents, ,as well as all new seventh
and eighth grade students and
parents. The orientation will be
Tuesday, August 7th, from b:00
to 11:30 a.m. Students and par-
ents should report to the com-
mons area at the school.
Transportation will be. provided
for bus students. If you have'any
questions concerning bus routes,
please call 227-1204. ,
This orientation will give stu-
dents and parents a chance to
meet their teachers, walk through
their schedules and have ques-
tions and concerns answered.
Students who attended Port
St. Joe Middle School last year
(Tarpon to Fortner).
Diana Dykes (#60) will serve
Teresa Tomlinson (#65) Will
serve Highlandview (Ling.
Dolphin, Cobia, Bonita) and
Barbara Shadt (#73) will
serve White City and Howard
Roy Norris (#68) will serve
Jones Homestead, Simmons
Bayou, the Cape, and the Indian
If YOU See News Happening...
Call The Star at 2,27-1278 ,
will get their schedules on the
first day of school, August 8th.
Every family should have
received a letter the week of July
23rd, informing you about our
orientation and the new school
board adopted dress code for mid-
dle and high schools. Please read
the dress code carefully and make
sure your school clothing is in
compliance with this county-wide
The faculty and staff at Port
St. Joe Middle School look for-
ward to meeting our new middle
schoolers on August 7th, and see-
ing all students on Wednesday,
August 8th. If you have any ques-
tions concerning this orientation,
call Juanise Williams at 227-
Scheduled Aug. 7th
Publih JJF 26. 2W-1
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2001 PAGE 9A
PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVY
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF GULF COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
ARE 3.2 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
FISCAL YEAR 2001 2002
GENERAL SPECIAL DEBT CAPITAL TRUST AND TOTAL ALL
ESTIMATED REVENUES FUND REVENUE SERVICE PROJECTS AGENCY FUNDS
Federal Sources 579,831.69 1,429,863,39 2,009,695.08
State Sources 6,468,238.47 14,520.00 70,750.00 492,030.00 7,045,538.47
Local Sources 5,856,614.00 297,000.00 15,000.00 1,497,190.00 3,125.00 7,668,929.00
TOTAL SOURCES 12,904,684.16 1,741.383.39 85,750.00 1,989,220.00 3,125.00 16,724,162.55
Transfers In 601,118.00 560,309:64 1,161,427.64
FUND BALANCE (July 1, 2001) 2,643,752.58 59,069.20 380,849.75 1,916,966.96 55,865.70 5,056,504.19
TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES 16,149,554.74 1,800,452.59 1,026,909.39 3,906,186.96 58,990.70 22,942,094.38
Instruction 8,435,124.68 890,234.59 9,325,359.27
Pupil Personnel Service 772,195.85 .35,225.00 807,420.85
Instructional Media Service 301,490.89 9,944.84 311,435.73
Instructional & Curriculum 181,601.00 59,500.00 241,101.00
Instructional Staff Training 159,815.00. 8,141.14 167,956.14
Board of Education 166,416.00 166,416.00
General Administration 466,017.00 17,217.82 483,234.82
School Administration r 1,065,155.00 1,065,155.00
Facilities Acquisition & Construction 200,000.00 2,646,176.13' 2,846,176.13
Fiscal Service 186,182.40 186,182.40
Food Service 729,687.00 729,687.00
Central Service 104,08550 104,085.50
Pupil Transportation Service 725,335.73 13,600.00 738,935.73
Operation of Plant 1,175,487.00 1,000.00 1,176,487.00
Maintenance of Plant 807,917.71 807,917.71
Community Service 500.00 2,250.00 2,750.00
Internal Account Expenditure 0.00
Debt Service 452,122.00 585,105.89 42,239.00 1,070,466 89
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 15,199,445.76 1,764,550.39 585,105.89 2,688,415.13 2,2.50.00 20,239,767.17
Transfers Out 1,160,927.64 500.00 1,161,427.64
FUND BALANCE (June 30, 2002) 950,108.98 35,902.20 441,803.50 56,844.19 56,240.70 1,540,899.57
TOTAL EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES 16,149,554.74 1,800,452.59 1,026,909.39 3,906,186.96 58,990.70 22,942,094.38
THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OFTHE
ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.
PUBUSH JULY 26, 2001
SCHOOL BOARD OF GULF COUNTY
HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA
(TEN-YEAR SUMMARY 1990-91, 1995-96, 2000-01)
Federal, State, and Local
0 I.- -
1990-91 1995-96 2000-01
Fixed Capital Projects
Total Revenue for Fixed Capital Outlay
1990-91 1995-96 2000-01
Number of Students
Total Unweighted FTE Students
1990-91 1995-96 2000-01
Total Current Operating Revenue.
0 I i
1990-91 1995-96 2000-01
Total Revenue for Debt Service
400,000 309,865 311,668
1990-91 1995-96 2000-01
Revenue Per Student
Operating Revenue divided by Unweighted FTE Students
6,000 -- 5,187
1990-91 1995-96 2000-01
296 280 291
1990-91 1995-96 2000-01
Total Number of Instructional Personnel
Total current operating revenues have been
reduced by Workforce Development funds in
the amount of $208,714 in order to provide
comparability in the calculation of current
operating revenue per UFTE. This adjustment is
necessary due to the exclusion of adult programs
from .UFTE beginning in 1998-99.
PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2001
The P/E Ratio: A
By: Andy Wilkinson/Financial
When it's time to evaluate
investment decisions, investors
need to know how to use every
measurement tool available. One
of the most important yardsticks
to evaluate a stock's price and its
prospects is the price/earnings
ratio, or simply the P/E ratio or
A common analytic tool that
reflects investor enthusiasm
about a stock in comparison with
the market as a whole, the P/E
ratio is determined by dividing the
price of a stock by its earnings per
share for the last 12 months. For
example, If the price of a stock is
$100 and the company earned
$10 for each share of its common
stock outstanding, the P/E ratio
is 10 to 1. Another way of saying
this is that the stock in this case
is selling at 10 times earnings, or
at a "multiple" of 10. The greater
the multiple, the higher-priced
the stock is thought to be; that is,
the stock is expensive in relation
to its earnings.
You will find a stock's P/E
listed in many daily newspapers'
stock quotations. When checking
this number, it's important to
understand that the P/E listed in
the newspaper is based on the
last 12 months' earnings.
However, also bear in mind that
when discussing a stock, invest-
ment professionals generally refer
to the estimated earnings of the
current year and the following
Every industry group also can
be represented by an average P/E
ratio. Your financial advisor or the
current 'Value Line Investment
Survey" published by Value Line
can provide the current average of
a particular industry.
How can a stock's P/E ratio
help you determine the potential
rate ofI return on a prospective
investment? Typically, young,
fast growing companies with mul-
tiples over 20 are high P/E
stocks. This is because the
prospect of above average growth
potential for earnings, often make
a stock very attractive.
As a result, investors may
buy the stock, causing its price
(and P/E ratio) to rise. They gen-
erally can be riskier to trade than
low P/E stocks since it's easier to
miss high growth expectations
than low growth predictions.
Thus, if the stock's earnings
growth rate doesn't meet expecta-
tions, investors may sell their
shares, generally causing the
stock's price and P/E ratio to
Clearly, you should be very
selective when considering a high
P/E ratio stock. Try to choose a
quality company with a high prof-
it margin, a very good return on
equity, low debt, with successful
products or services. However,
Wall Street's history also indicates
that a solid stock with a lower-
than-average P/E ratio may be
equally or even more profitable.
Historically, there have been
cases where lower P/E stocks
have appreciated to a greater
extent than higher P/E stocks. In
Lion's Club Announces
August Program Line-Up
The Port St. Joe Lion's Club
announces its August Program
Line-Up. The Lion's Club meets
the first three Wednesdays of
every month at the Gulf Pines
Hospital cafeteria at 12:00 p.m.
The programs scheduled for
August are a business meeting,
August 1st; Tourist Development
Director, Paula Pickett, August
8th; Supervisor of Elections,
Linda Griffin, August 15th.
Those interested in joining
the Lion's Club can attend any
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addition, the greater appreciation
of the lower P/E stock may be fur-
ther enhanced by higher dividend
yields, sometimes two to three
times greater than that of high
P/E stocks. Of course, past per-
formance is not a guarantee of
Investment experts caution
that if you do decide to purchase
a low P/E stock, you would do
well to consider a company that
has a positive growth rate, ample
cash and liquid assets, and earn-
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While a good understanding
of P/E ratios and a continuing
dialogue with your financial advi-
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will help you to make more
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The 2001-2002 funds are
available to the Tobacco-Free
Partnership of Gulf County. An
invitation is extended to members
of the community who would like
to encourage Gulf County's youth
to live tobacco free. This year's
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Criminal Justice Class
Graduates from GCCC
Criminal Justice Dual
Academy Class # 17 graduated
from Gulf Coast Community
College on July 24th.
Wesley C. Phillips received the
Academic award and Julie A.
Adkison was the recipient of the
Top Gun award.
In addition, the following
Criminal' Justice Training
Academy students graduated:
Jo Ann Barnes, Jeffrey Lee
Becker, Reginald D. Bruster, Dale
A. Collier, Timothy Elwood. Joel
Delaney, James F. Hartman,
Nichole Lynn Moore.
GULF COAST HEARING AID
-t CENTER of Panama City will be
Suffering to anyone 55 and older a
free hearing test. If you have been
exposed to loud factory noise; if
1 people seem to mumble or you
ask people to repeal what they .
Ls have, said, come see us at: ,: .'A
JAMES W. DAME
Bc.ard Certified -lear.ng A,. Specialist
A GULF CO. SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
S120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2001
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
Tnis is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service anyone's hear-
ing aid free of charge.'We nave the lowest battery prices in the area. Come in
and try our service! -' : ,
Gulf Pines' Service
Our family has vacationed at
Mexico Beach for 10 to 12 years.
On three separate occasions we
have needed to "visit" the Gulf
All of the staff of the hospital
have ALWAYS impressed us with
their rapid response to our needs.
The level of concern and quality of
service is outstanding. In June
our .Granddaughter Brooke;
Phillips needed medical attention'
at 1:00 a.m. on June 14th. The
hospital staff worked with us until
4:00 a.m., and we had a follow-up
visit before we headed back to
The work they provided at
Gulf Pines was Faxed to us for fur-
ther follow-up work here in
My work as a consultant'
takes me all over the country and
I have never seen a hospital staff
that is as knowledgeable, caring.
and professional as the staff at
,the Gulf Pines Hospital. The resi-
dents and visitors to your area
can. certainly be proud of the
entire staff of, the Gulf Pines
Hospital and the other services
provided by the people and busi-
nesses In Port St. Joe.
With great appreciation,
Hugh J. Phillips, Ph.D.
619 Longbow Drive
Albany, GA 31707
I read with interest about
Weslev's silver foxes and quail. It
made me think of a scene out of
my kitchen window in my back
yard. I saw this turtle running, I
mean for a turtle, he was moving
He went across the yard until
he came to a small wire border to
'my flower bed. He couldn't get
..through. until he, turned up side-
ways and got through.
I could tell there was some-
thing just ahead of him running
from. him. I had to see what it
was. So I ran out to the back yard
just in time 'to see the turtle stick
his head way out and grab a
Georgia hopper in his mouth.
He put a flipper on part of the
hopper and pulled him right in
two, and proceeded to eat the
whole hopper, feet and all. Now I
know why the tortoise won
against, the hare....they can run
when they want to.
Kilmer, Lawson Bring Cash
State Representative BevKilmei (left) and Senator Al Lawson night ) presented :he GullfCounty Commission
with a check for Sl112.000 for park improvement work at Gaskin Park.
-Board Chairman Nathan,Peters, Jr. received the check on behalf ol the county and thanked both local state
legislators for their efforts in securing assistance for Gull County.
Both Representative Kilmer and Senator Lawson reminded the county that the legislature would be meet-
ing early next session (January through June), so it was important to get requests for upcoming needs in early.
Rep. Kilmer thanked all county boards for their involvement with her in Monday's planning session. The
school board, county. City of Port St. Joe. and Wewahitchka gathered to discuss future needs of the count and
communities. Kilmer said meetings like this can help focus the efforts of the county.
Construction is underway at the corner of Highway
98 and First Street in Port St. Joe for the city's newest
'Courses at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community
SColl1ege's Lifelong Learning Center
will be offering the following
Say "Thank You" For The Past
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Come See Us Today at 706 1st Street Port St. Joe 227-2112
fast food restaurant. McDonald's. The construction
crews. are working Ifeverishlv in and around rain
'showers. The restaurant is the first of numerous
businesses planned for the Port City Shopping Center.
courses: Section 125 Cafeteria PIan~:
Pensions and Retirement
Planning July 25th, 5:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m. Registration deadline:
July 24th '1:00 p.m. ri.
July 31st, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration deadline: July 30th,
1:00 pm. ..
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p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Registration
deadline: July 30th. 1:00 p.m.
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p.m. Registration deadline;
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owners August 23rd at 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. Registration dead-
line: Ugust 22nd at 1:00 p.m.
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headaches, or your arms are too short to hold what you are read-
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14 Year Olds Undefeated So-Far
The Port St. Joe 14 year-old
Dizzy Dean baseball team has
gotten off to a great start in the
2001 Dizzy Dean World Series
held at Frank Brown Park on
Panama City Beach. Port St. Joe,
the 2001 Florida State
Champions, opened the 20-team
tournament Sunday afternoon
with wins over Bartow County,
Georgia and Baton Rouge
Louisianna, then defeated North
Port, Alabama on Monday, and
host team Panama City Beach on
In Sunday's 5-1 win over the
Georgia State Champs, Travis
Burge struck out nine batters and
gave up one hit in his four innings
to record the win on the mound.
Randall Johnson struck out three
in his two innings of relief Robbie
Register and Gavin Vickery each
walked two batter in their two-
thirds of an inning; and Bart
Lowry struck out one batter in his
one-third of an inning on the
Randall Johnson had a
double and a single, while Bart
Lowry had two singles to lead the
team at the plate. Gavin Vickery
had a home run. Robbie Register,
Garrett Garland and Kenny
McFarland each added a single. '
Port St. Joe then 10-run
ruled Baton Rouge 13-3 in five
innings Sunday evening.
Bart Lowry picked up the win
on the mound, striking out four
batter and allowing one walk.
Gavin Vickery gave up one hit,
one walk and struck out two in
his two innings of relief. Robbie
Register allowed two hits and
collected one strike out in his
inning of relief.
Gavin Vickery had a double
and a single, and Kenny
Camp to Be Held
Port St. Joe High School will
be holding its volleyball camp
from July 30th through August
1st, from 4:15 to 6:00 p.m., atthe
Port St. Joe High School gym.
This camp is open to any girl
grades 9 through 12 who will be
Attending -ort t. o-ilgn 0-1-
attending Port St. Joe High Schoo
for the 2001/02 school year.
Team In the hunt for World
2001 14-Year Old Dizzy Dean Baseball Florida State Champions;
Kneeling, from left, are Aaron Little, Zach Williams, Justin McCroan, Justin Lyons, Kenny
McFarland, and Garrett Garland; and standing, from left, are Coaches Duane McFarland and Phil
McCroan, Bart Lowry, Randall Johnson, Robbie Register, Travis Burge, Gavin Vickery, Coach Brent
Vickery, and Manager Travis Burge.
McFarland added two singles to
lead the offense. Randall Johnson
had a homer; Travis Burge and
Robbie Register each had a
double; while Zack Williams,
Justin Lyons and Justin
McCroan each added a single.
Port St. Joe then defeated
North Port, Alabama 5-4 on
Bart Lowry started on the
mound, and gave up two walks,
while striking out four batters in
his three and a third innings.
Gavin Vickery gave up two hits
and struck out two batter in his
one a two-thirds innings of relief;
and Travis Burge struck out five
and walked one in his two innings
Zack Williams led the team at
the plate with a double and a
'single. Gavin Vickery had a
double; while Travis Burge,
Robbie Register,, Bart Lowry,
Aaron Little and Justin Lyons
each added a single.
Port St. Joe set themselves up
for at least a third place finish,
defeating Panama City Beach 7-2
Robbie Register started on the
round, and allowed two hits. one
walk and struck out three batters
in his four innings. Gavin Vickery
then gave up two hits, two walks
and struck out four in his one and
one-third innings of relief.
Randall Johnson closed the game.
with four strike outs in one and
two-thirds of relief.
The Upcoming Port
Gavin Vickery led Port St. Job
at the plate with a double and twp
singles. Randall Johnson had two
doubles; Travis Burge. Garrett
Garland and Justin McCroan
each had two singles; and Aaron
Little added a single.
Port St. Joe was playing
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (the
Louisiana State Champs) in the
winners' bracket finals at press
time on Wednesday afternoon. A
win would put the 14 year-old
team in the championship game'
which will be played at 9:00 a:m.
Thursday morning. If Port St. Joe
loses to Baton Rouge. they will
play in the losers" bracket finals at
5:00 Wednesday evening to see
who advances to the champion-
All graduates and friends of
Port St. Joe High School are invit-
ed to attend the Classless
Reunion that will consist df grad-
uates from the 1940 s to the year
2001. This unique gathering will
be held on Saturday. August 25th
from 7:00 P.M. until 11:30 P.M.
EDT at the Centennial Building.
For fear of overlooking some-
one, names will not be mentioned.
As you reminisce about your for-
mative years in school pause for a
minute to reflect on those who
have given unselfishly of their
time and talents to make our
schools and community the spe-
cial place that we all call home
and are so proud to be a part of.
We are thankful for our legacy of
Shark Pride. It does stand tall!
The entertainment list contin-
ues to grow. Band members from
the Exotics, Checkmates, 13th
Hour Glass. Summer Stock,
Methodist gospel group, Eddie
McFarland and Mary Lou Cumbie
will be joined by.the George Boyer
Duo and others yet to be named.
Food prepared by the famous
Port Chef, Mr. Robin Downs, will
enhance the evening, and this
alone will make the reunion worth
attending. From the over
indulging connoisseur, to the
finicky gourmet, anyone that has
ever tasted the epicurean delights
of Chef Downs has always been
Approximate headcounts are
needed for food, beverage and
seating. To attend this gala event
please sign up by either notifying
the person listed as your class
contact person or visiting the now
famous web site
You should sign up on the home
page under Classless Reunion.
Classmates now residing in Utah,
Texas, North Carolina, and many
other states have signed up to
attend. Don't miss the unique
.opportunity to visit with friends,
former teachers, and others from
If your class is not listed, and
you would be willing to serve as
the contact person, please call
Elaine Handley 229-8447,
Charlotte Pierce 227-1475 or Pam
Lawrence 229-6639. Your help
would be greatly appreciated.
The following have volun-
teered to serve as the contact per-
son for their respective classes.
1940 Dave Maddox 227-
1581; 1941 Betty Mims 229-
8741: 1945 Tom & Louise Parker
227-1861; 1946: Mary- Baxley
227-1640; 1947 Peggy McFarland
227-1471; 1948 Marie Davis 229-
8614; 1949 Bill Fleming 229-
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1950 Edwena Lawrence 229-
8058; 1951 Betty Fleming 229-
8820; 1952 Betty Rich 229-8877;
1953 Bill Rich 229-8877; 1955
Harry Lee Smith 647-8547; 1956
Burt Munn 647-2805 and Dot
Creamer 647-5427; 1957 Dot
Burge 227-1477 and Voncille
Tharpe 229-8864; 1959 Peggy
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; 1968 Barbara Terry 227-
3759; 1969 Teedy and Jan Nobles
1970 Joyce Clayton 229-8970
and Judy Wise 647-2829; 1971
Benny Sherrill 229-8(351: 1973
Lee Anna Parrish 229-8363; 1974
Susie White 227-1605 a:id Ida
Garrett 229-6247; 1975 StLev
and Pam Lawrence 229-6639;
1976 Susan Stephens 229-8282;
1977 Sissy Worley 229-6581 and
Jeri Todd 227-7164: 1978 Brenda
Wood 227-1589 and Linda Wright
229-8355; 1979 Johanna White
1980 Rick Taylor 227-2018;
1981 Dina Parker 227-7309;
1982 Katrina Etheridge 229-
6632; 1983 Kim Williams 229-
6681; 1985 Phil and Karen
McCroan 229-6805; 1986 Regina
Grantland 227-7196; 1987 Paula
Ramsey Pickett 229-7800.
1990 Rachel Browning 229-
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did you know that stress can
cause dental problems, too?
One of the most common of
these dental problems is that
your mouth produces less saliva
when you are under stress. Why
is that a problem? Because the
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duced under stress is more,
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disease. Your gum tissue may
even be inflamed during stressful
What can you do to reduce
risks? First choice, obviously, is
to calm down and learn to control
your response to stress.-
Secondly, since stress depletes'.
the body's supply of vitamin C'
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2001
Wewa Wild Thangs Place Third in USFA World Series
The Wewahitchka "Wild
Thangs" 14 and under tourna-
ment team proudly brought home
third place in their first appear-
ance in a national tournament.
The "Wild Thangs" accom-
plished this in the USFA World
Series held in Panama City last
week. Thirty one teams from
throughout the United States
competed for this 14 and under
World Series Fast Pitch tourna-
The "Wild Thangs" played
eleven tournament games before
falling out one game short of- the
final championship game in this
double elimination tournament.
This tournament win ends
the summer playing schedule for
the "Wild Thangs" as school will
be starting soon. But the girls
would like to say thanks to all of
you who came out and supported
them last week, and for all of
those who offered them your
financial support which made
their summer tournament sched-
ule possible. The "Wild Thangs"
now will be eagerly awaiting the
WHS Lady Gator 2002 Spring
Lindsay Miller made her first homerun one that all in attendance
would remember when she hit a grand slam homerun at the tourna-
ment. She is pictured here with her plaque and the USFA Tournament
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Scallop Festival Is Full Steam Ahead
a o ........ A h ,
This year's scallop festival is
beginning to take form with ven-
dors from near and far. Specialty
items from talented local artists,
like Shirley B.aker Little, will lure
you with beautiful paintings of
tropical splendor. Handmade Jew-
elry, Native Amencan crafts, hand
painted clothing, and Mexican,
arts will further excite you.
The foods being served this
year range from delicious seafood
to sizzling burgers, fries, and hot
dogs. The children will be happy
to know funnel cakes, caramel
corn, shaved ice, and ice cream
will be on hand.
A pony ride, moonwalk, and
fun games will be some of the
activities designed for the younger
Afternoon and evening enter-
tainment will provide a festive
sound to this year's special scal-
lop festival. -'
If this sounds great, think
how much better it will be with
your participation. Please, come
join us and bring your activity or
special talent to the festival. Call
the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce at 227-1223, and ask
for Deborah A. Draper.
1 1/4 lb. trimmed sea scal-
1/4 c. diry white wine
1 T. plus 1 t. margarine
1 c. chopped onion
1 T. plus 1 t. all-purpose flour
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Ig. egg, well-beaten
1 T. chopped parsley
1/4 t. salt
3/4 oz. freshly grated
Preheat the broiler. Quarter
the scallops. In a large nonstick
skillet over high heat, mix the
wine with 1/4 c. water and bring
to a boil. Add the scallops and
reduce the heat to very low. Cover
and poach just until firm and
cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.
.Drain\in a small sieve, reserving
the cooking liquid.
In the same skillet, over medi-
um-low heat, melt the margarine.
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Add the onion and garlic and
saute until soft. Stir in the flour
and cook, stirring constantly,. for
one minute. Gradually stir in the,
'reserved cooking liquid and cook,
stirring, until thickened, 3 to 5
Remove the skillet from the
heat and let the sauce cool slight-
ly. Slowly at first, whisk in the egg
and parsley, beating constantly
until blended. Season .with the
salt and pepper.
Fold in the scallops. Transfer
the mixture to-a shallow 3 to 4 c.
broiler proof baking dish or four
individual gratin dishes. Spnnkle
evenly with the parmesan cheese
and broiLa.J ._ihs from the-heat.
until golden brown and bubbly. 3
to 4 minutes. Serves 4.
Seared Scallops With
Tomato Mango Sauce
I med. tomato, finely chopped
3/4 c. mango, finely chopped
3 T. purple onion, finely
2 T. fresh basil, finely
2 T. red wine vinegar
1 T. capers
1 T. olive oil
12 sea scallops
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1/4 avocado, sliced
Garnish: fresh basil
Rinse, and pat dry scallops.
Combine first 6 ingredients. Cover
and chill salsa at least 30 min-
utes. Heat olive oil in a skillet over
medium-high heat until hot. Adj
scallops; cook 3 minutes or until
scallops are opaque, turning
once. Remove scallops from skil-
let; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Arrange scallops, salsa, and avo-
cado slices evenly on plate.
Garnish, if desired. Serves 2.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2001
Sergeant Pamela Alexander
Pamela Whitley Alexander,
40, of Port St. Joe passed away on
Monday, July 23rd, at Gulf Pines
Hospital. She was born on
September 2, 1960 in Port St. Joe
to John and the late Oneida
,Whitley. She graduated from Port
St. Joe High School in 1979, she
attended Gulf Coast Community
SCollege where she received a cer-
tificate in Correctional Standards.
She was employed with the Gulf
Correctional Institution located in
She is survived, by a loving
husband, Willie J. Alexander: a
precious daughter. Khadljah
Alexander; a loving and devoted
father, John Whitley; four sisters,
Lynn (Raymond) Driesbach, Jean
Thompson, Sabrina Kee all of Port
St. Joe, and Vanessa Whitley of
Tallahassee; two brothers, Willie
H. Woods of St. Louis, Missouri,
and Richard (Luz Ella) Davis of El
Paso, Texas; one aunt, Floyzell
Shacleford of Port St. Joe; five
sisters-in-law, Betty Alexander of
Jacksonville, Geraldine Wilson of
Panama City, Barbara Thomas of
Orlando, Jessie Alexander of New
Orleans, Louisiana, and Marzetta
Alexander of Port St. Joe; two
brothers-in-law, Chris Alexander
of Port St. Joe, and Leonard
Alexander of West Virginia; thir-
teen nieces; fourteen nephews;
twelve great-nieces; and nine
great-nephews; and a host of lov-
ing cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held
July 28th at 2:00 p.m. ET, at the
Body of Christ Church in Port St.
Joe, with the Reverend
Wilhelmina Swanston officiating.
Internment will follow in the
Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation
will be Friday, July 27th, from
6:00 until 8:00. p.m. at the
All services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Marguerite ."Pete" Arnett
Tootle. 75, passed away Friday,
July 20th at Gulf Pines Hospital
following a long illness. "Pete," as
she was known best to local resi-
dents, worked for many years as a
nurs heat the First Aid Department
at St. Joe Paper Company. She
was a member of First Baptist
Church and was very active in the
formation of the mission at Beach
Baptist Chapel. She also served
on the Missions Comrrmittee when
the Howard Creek Baptist Church
r,', Port St -Joe Lodge No I I I
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G,.G.' 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
v t mo., 8:00 p.m..Masorunc Hall,
214 Reid Ave. Emory Bailey. W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
and join us in worship ... PoLt.Jo
Hwy. 98 .
10:30 Sunday Morning Apalachicola... E > W ..Panama City
10:30 Sunday MorningHwy.
7:00 Wednesday Evening 71 ,..,
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Famo.y Le chuh
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates N
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net Wewahitchka
323 Reid Aven.ue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 I
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
-. MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
T Sunday School 0-45 am Wedne.d;,, Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group lMeedng, Bible Stud) & Prayer Meeting, Choir Practice'7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that'trusteth in Him.'"
Please accept this invitation to-join us in wa'rslhip. God bless you!,
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8"25
For intornuJtihl toncecrriin g our bus -r.in tr,, pic;c c:alll o04--5020 -
First Pentec.ostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Mardus H. Sturdivant Church -Office 227-14,93
'Sunday Sch [ .. :. a.m.
Sunday Morrnrng ,r'sh p 11 C 111
S Sunday Evening Service ....... ... 6:30.p.m. .
Wednesday . .... ........... 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Po-ier of Pentecost With Us
SFirst United Methodist Church
111 North' 22nd StreWi Mexico Beach. FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ........... ..........:... 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary ...............11.............. 11:15 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
S NURSERY PROVIDED *
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
Discover God's Love!
,1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday '- Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR
0 1 itr l t e
Youth Group from Louisiana Visits Bay
St. Joseph Care and Rehabilitation Center
Tootle is survived by her hus-
band, Harvey C. Tootle; son,
Roger C. Tootle; daughter, Sandra
Tootle Ritter; two grandsons, Tres
Rhanes and Clay Tootle; one
granddaughter, Kristin Rhanes;
and one sister, Sadie A. Chandler.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, July 22nd, at the First
Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. ET.
SAll services were under 'the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
The problems we have when we
Are the problems we'll keep,
until done His way.
We struggle.many times to do
what is right.
But when we give it to God, it
seems ever so slight.
He'll handle the problem and do
it with ease.
If we humble ourselves and stay
on our knees ::'
Family and Friends Day
at New Bethel Baptist
New Bethel Baptist Church
will be holding its Family and
Friends Day on July 29th, at 3:00
p.m. ET, at the House of Praise in
, Port St. Joe. '
rThe speaker of this event is
Brother Bobby Field, and the pas-
tor is Rosa Garland.
DayStar will be in concert at
New Harvest Fellowship' in
Wewahitchka on Sunday. August
5th, at 6:00 p.m. CT.
A southern gospel music
group formed in 1993, DayStar is
made up of Bible believing, born
again Christians that their Lord
has called to share the, gospel
message of Jesus Christ through
testimony and song.
DayStar has sung with differ-
ent gospel groups and artists
such as Tammy Kirkland, The
Thompsons. Barbara Fairchild,
and the Dixie Echoes, and they
were nominated for the "2001
Mixed Group of the Year Beacon
Award" by the Emerald Coast
Southern Gospel Music
Invite your friends and family
to join at New Harvest Fellowship.
The community is also invited
to attend their regular services:
Christian education 9:30 a.m.,
Sunday worship 10:30 a.m. and
6:00 p.m.. men's, ladies' and
youth groups. Wednesday 6:00.
Wednesday worship 7:00 p.m.
New Harvest is located at
1336 Highway 22, Wewahitchka.
For more information call 639-
6754 or 639-9698.
Highland View Baptist Church
"A Fellowship of pod's Children Sharing Jesus, JESUS CARES, We Care,'
382 Ling Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.1306
" E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.forministry.com/32456hvbc
'If you need a ride to church calf the church office and we'll pcli you up.'
Sunday School .................. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m.
Discipleship Training ................ 6 p.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............7 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting .... 7 p.m.
Wednesday Youth/Children Activities ........ 7 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice .................... 8 p.m.
PASTOR REV JOHNNIE RAY BAILEY
S "A Port of Victory"
FFi s+ Chrck of Ohe Nazar ene
-- 20 L..^,9 .n :Poft St. Joe. Flo.-,dc. 32456
Sunday School ........... ... .. 10 a.m. Give unto Ike Lord Ike qlorv
Sunday Morning Worship .. .......... 11 a.m. d.,e His ane, woshkip lthe
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. Lord in *lie beaiy of aolhness.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29:2
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
+ 7 i0 j 626 Second Street
yl y C 14tC ^^^Wewahitchka
A 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.
and enthusiastic.1 They made
everyone laugh, cry and reflect all
at the same time.
There were songs of faith, for-
giveness, and even a history les-
son on how some gospel songs
came to be.
Brother Stephens and the
eight young people with him were
from a group of about 80 young
people touring Northwest
Florida's nursing homes, hospi-
tals, constructions sites-painting
and helping to repair homes of the
needy and organizations that help
the needy population.
The youth were told by the
residents of Bay St. Joe that they
are a credit to their God, family
and country. "In this day of
uncertainty .we can: see hope for
the future of our world in groups
such as First Baptist Church of.
Pineville, Louisiana," say the resi-
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
S(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road) -,.
Sunday Bible Study ..... .... ... .. .9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship . .-. 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study ....... .... 7:00 p.m. CT
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
OUJ S s 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
US i"" -- Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ...... 10 a.m. /
Fellowship Time . 10:45 a.m. 01
Adult School .......... .11 a.m. /
*Sunday School l
*Young Children 0
Pastor Rep. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
iFJirst Baptist Church)
S. 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ...... .. . . 9:45 ami
EW worship Service ... . .. .. .. 11:00 am,
Disciple Trainring....................6:00 pm
BWednesday PrayerWMeeting ............ 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITH BIBLE CHURC4
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday Morning Service
Sunday Evening Service
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
... 11:00 a.m.
.. 6:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN -CHOOL
PTort St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCHi
Sunday School ............ 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m;
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.mi
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice .. .7:30 p.m;
Touth e& Children's Director .
Grace Baptist Chur,,
BUT THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL RENEW
THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL SOAR ON 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 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org
Bavslde Care Center received
a real blessing last week. when a
group of Baptist youth came from
Pineville, Louisiana came to the
center to spread the word of God
and hope through their summer
Along with their host coun-
selor Bruce Stephens. these
young people put on skits, one
reflecting on the meaning of being
a real Chnstian, one on how the
devil tries his best to tempt us 'at
every corner;'Both were up-beat
Good Bye Cap'n Jack
The struggle to live for Cap'n
Jack has finally come to an
He was waiting or a lung, but
time ran out to get his second
He fought hard to stay around,
but God took him home...he's
.?. : heaven bound.
A friendlier man I've never met.
Not knowing him longer is my
.. -. regret.
Jack liked people; he was a
friend to all.
I think God knew he had suf-
fered enough, is why he' made
He won't find it hard to
breathe, in heaven a new body
he will receive.
If you know Cap'n Jack, or
maybe were his friend,
You'll have to get right with
Jesus if you want to see him
..- Billy Johnson.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Louisiana youth and counselor Bruce Stephens are pictured here at Bay St. Joe Care Center.
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.: "The actual likelihood of being
:attacked by a shark is remote,"
,..aid Dr. John Carlson,,a National
:Marine Fisheries Service shark
biologist in Panama City.
'"However, it's at good idea to take
precautions when you swim in
the>ocean, stich as avoiding swim-
ming during periods of low light
when sharks are more active, and
avoid wearing shiny jewelry or
brightly contrasting colors. And if
you are in the water when a shark
4is sighted, quickly but calmly
leave the water."
.,Some other tips to avoid
shark interactions in the sum-
friertime while swimming in the
!', Avoid swimming at dusk,
dawn or at night between the
'hours of 6 p.m. arid 8 a.m., when
sharks are more active and can-
:;not see their natural prey as well.
Swim, dive or surf with other
prox. 2 63
people never alone. Avoid swim-
ming off boats offshore.
Avoid swimming between
sandbars, near steep drop-offs,
near channels or at river mouths
where sharks are frequently
Keep pets and domestic ani-
mals out of the water.
x Avoid swimming in waters
that are murky or turbid, as the
reduced visibility may cause a
shark to confuse a swimmer with
its natural food source.
Don't swim near people(who
are fishing or spearfishing, or
near sewage outfalls.
If schooling fish start to
behave erratically or congregate
in large numbers, leave the area.
If a shark is seen near a
swimming area, calmly leave the
Water, notify the lifeguard and
allow the shark to pass by.
-lot, has a
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has received numerous telephone
calls inquiring about the,.safety of
swimming in the Atlantic Ocean
and the.Gulf 6f Mexico after nsev-
eral recent shark attacks, and1
officials want to put the attacks
into perspective. '
"Shark attacks are relatively
rare, considering that millions of
people swim. surl. scuba' dive.
fish or boat in Flonda waters each
year," said George H. Burgess,
director of the International
Shark Attack File at the Flonda
Museum of Natural History in
"Your actual. chances of being
bitten by a shark are small. That
relative risk is small when com-
pared to attacks on humans by
bees, wasps or snakes. lightning
strikes or other -natural dangers.
In fact, more people are injured
on land while traveling to and
from the beach than by sharks in
Almost all shark bites that
;have occurred in Florida are of
the "hit-and-run" variety in which
a small to medium-sized shark
mistakes a person s hand or foot
for a fish in the water, and once a
shark realizes it wasn t what it
was looking for,, it 'swims away.
The kind of serious attack that
occurred recently in Pensacola is
rare in Florida waters.
"Florida has a huge number
of people in the \yater and the
number of persoh-,hours in the
water. is probably higher than
anywhere else in the world.' said
Dr. Robert Hueter, director of the
Center for Shark Research at the
Mote Marine Laboratorv in
Sarasota., .-, ,
'Florida also has a tremen-
dously long coastline with tropical
water-, a huge native population
and'an increasing tourist popula-
"Hueter said sharks do not,
target humans i t a'shiarkbites .a
human. it is because the shark
has iiiistaken it for one of its nat-
ural food sources such as a fish or
stingray. Most attacks occur in"
shallow water, typically inside of
beach sandbars where sharks
may be confined by low tide.
Sharks also may gather along
steep drop-offs, near channels or
at river mouths. because their
natural food items congregate in
JBPy: Jennifer Carroll, Executive
;Director, Florida Department of
Greetings, from the Florida
Department of Veteran's Affairs
(FDVA)-the other, iVA. Do you
think because you're active duty
now, you really don't need to
know about veteran's s issues?
Wrong-there are issues you need
to be aware of before you get out.
There are many things the FDVA
'can do for you once you become a
veteran. The, FDVA was estab-
lished because Florida wanted to
ensure its veterans got all the fed-
(See Corner on Page 4B)
"A shark attack is a possible
hazard that must be considered
by anyone swimming in the
ocean," Burgess said. "As in any
activity,, a participant must
acknowledge that there are cer-
tain risks involved. Swimming in
the ocean has, its inherent risks
as well, and a shark attack is sim-
ply one of the many that must be
considered before entering the
Water. Most shark experts agree,
however, that there is an extreme-
ly slim chance of even encounter-
ing a shark, much less' being
"Although the chance of being
attacked by a shark is. small, if
you do find yourself in a shark's
jaws, the best thing to do is kick,
punch.or try to jab the shark in
the eyes or gills." Burgess said.
"Sharks respect size and power.
Whether that is lucking or beating
on the animal. those are things
the shark understands and
For more information on
sharks visit the International
Shark Attack File Web site at
ISAF/ISAF.htm or .the Mote
Marine Laboratory at
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St. Joe' Bay Office
('860)''227-9600'- Fdx (850) 227-211.5
Port St. Joe-1502 Long Avenue -This is a 3BR/1BA home,
that would 6e a great starter home or a rental investment.
Centrally located' riiar school and the L: :-o
MLS#9776 $80,600. Call S(Iiie White.'
I I I, OX4W 41, .. z ?( ft
820 Hwy 98 Mexico Btach Cv.-w,.c.al approx
66'X80' lot and 6uilding with good parking. -Great
Opportunity! $3151,000 MLS#9836 'Contact Ellen Alle-
Established commercial property almost contiguous
to Arvida's first water front development in Gulf
County This motbi has tremendous potential for a
business qcl/or, pcapital invpstment. The parti.-,.[ r:
'.re Wct- -i-B i and o-,re,:
.,quarter., -a co-mb.3"lot Mpppax. 700 sq.h. of clf.ce
space con.,ec-1 to o 12'x65'. mobile home. Don't
miss out on this unique income producing investment
opportunity. $599,000. MLS#9383.
j 'LOT LISTINGS
7A3 Jones Homesiead Road ff... -3:
remodeled in 1998 with many improvements such as new
siding, winclovis; flooring, rooting and much more. This
4V cr. rr. A.C
bid:op;r-j ML5x9816 $166.000 Call Susie Wh-re
... ". ;l-.,-,.'P7-i.X ---,.%Fi--11--- ."-W
New Gulf Front Home w.1h Buy Access 3BR/2.5BA
jAejej 6CII 0-.C;s* and Board-
-M I.j Hard, booid .d-q me-jl'roof; screen-
p,:...:F. haid, ocd biibcr c-3rpe, ard 3rd floor sun
d.: i er.10, Iht ..e., A great buy for
$525,900. MLS #9645
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8203 Hwy, 98 Gullaire Townhome bEauliful iumev.
and beach! Nice, well maintained 2 Er 2 Ba
ground level entry. Good'rental n.io.-zr.i, '.ond hcrr.x
or year-round living. $289,000. MLS# 9798 Contact
CAPE SAN BLAS GULF FRONT TOWNHOUSE
3BR/2.5BA f---;J-EJ $192,000.00 MLS#, 9756;
Call Linda Ulm
12.0 Barbara Drive Port St. Joe -4 BR/2BA. A brick
home'. Large great room with-fireplace. $154,900.
MLS#9284, call Susie Whit..
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dog mixed puppy, one three
month old female, black lab mix,
several medium, sized mix breed
dogs, a male bulldog, mixed
named "Major," one cream colored
male cat, and several pens of kit-
For more information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Soci ety at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape-
okay-'you just need to know
they're available. Besides, maybe
you, know an elderly veteran who
might need assistance with nurs-
irig home care. You should see
these ..homes-they're 'absolutely
gorgeous and state of the art facil-
FDVA operates a 150-bed
assisted ,living state veterans'
don-Aciliary home in Lake City; a
120-bed state veterans' nursing
home.in Daytona Beach; a 120-
bed. state veter i ans' nursing- home
which opened in 1999 in Land 0'
Lakes and can accommodate 60
d1zheimers residents; and our
newest veterans' nursing home in
Pembroke -Pines. It accepted its
first resident in June, 2001, and
,it also:can accommodate 60 of its
120 residents, with Alzheinieles
disease. Two more veterans' nurs-
ing homes are scheduled for Bay
and Charlotte counties, 'With
groundbreaking ceremonies to
.occur in late 2001 and opening
slated for the spring of 2003. 1
il If you have, question about
,service-connected benefits,' med-
ical care, GI-Bill informatiork VA
,'home loans,, State Veteranb-
'Nursing Homes, or anyveteran,
related issue, call I your local
County Veteran Service Office, the
FDVA at 800-827- 1000, extension
7400;, or visit our website at
www.floridavets.org for additional
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BOY tFonF IY5J CR L'JU. bL..Il ..1 Y4 lh. .:v 1.T.
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CAPE SAN BLAS
Buy View C-30. N7 S-3nd Bar Drive, $73,500. Contact
Bill Peevy MISP6456.
Interior Lot. -oF.E '.3r, Blas Rd., $39,900. MLS#53112.
Interior. Lots,-Lot 6' 7, Park side Circle, MLS#6903,
6900,'$41,000. Elva M. Peden.
Interior, MLSi6902, Park side Circle, 175,000, Elva
hilerior Lai. I-ILS0532, Cap- r. Blji'Rd., $89,900.
Inlerior r i Lf. a oi"2 8 Secl.cled Dunes. Drive,
Interior Let, MLS#6202, Wes d Drive, $99,900.
Interior 'Lot, ALSW6955, Weslind Drive, $110,000
Interior' Lot, AL06'?So Cape, San Bfals, Rd.,
$11 0j000, Susie White.
Interior Lot, MLS#5332, Secluded 'Dunes Drive,
$1,09,900. 1 1, I
IstItier Lot Two Palms, Cape Son Blas$164,0001
I st rjer, MLS#8085, Mariner's Lane, $149900, Susie
Ist Tieri. MLS#5330,100 Secluded Dunes ,Dr.,
,$179,900. I I i
MLS#6036, 6033, 6029, 6037, 6034, 6035,-Country
Club Drive; $55X0 each.
Lagoon iront; MLS#6968, Lot 53 HWY C30j $68,000
LagoonFront, MLS#6969, Lot 54 HWY C30, $60,000
MLS#2599, Hwy C-30, $69,900.
MLS#2600, Hwy C-30, $129,500.
MLS#2601, Hwy C-30, $159,500.
141 Pinedo St. St. Joe Beach Lot 15, Blk I A In first
block of beach. $45,000. MLS#9824. Contact Ellen
143 Pinedo St. St. Joe Beach Lotl 4, Blk 14 In first
.block of beach. $45,000. MLS0825.1ConlaccEllen
7758 Hwy 98, St.. Joe Beach, Corner lot on Word &
HwyK. 50x9O/Unobsteucted G A view. i1'35,000.
MLS#93281. Ellen Allemore.
7734, Hwy 98,' St. Joe Beach, 7U90 Unobstructed
G If view. $210,000. MLS#9330. Ellen Allemore.
Interior, MLS#6873, Mexico Beach, 233 Kim Kove,
$42,000, REDUCED $39,000. Brenda Miller. ,
MLS#6921, St. Joe Beach, Santa Anna Street,
$34,900, Susie White.
PORT ST. JOE
Bay View, MLS#5396, 9648, 9650, Hwy 98,
Interior, Word Ridge, MLS#6883, Garrison Ave,
4 lots 400'x]50'. Call Susie White. $24)'500.
MLS#5223, North Of Wewa, Idlewood Drive, $9,900
MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave., $14,900.
Interior, MLS#5989, 6557, Lot 36, 37, Belly Roe Dr.,
$17,000 each, Bill PeeYy.
Interior, MLS#688 1, Dolkieth, Hwy 381 -A, $60,000.
Interior, MLS#6879, Dalkieih, 381-A, $78,000.
MLS#5988, Dalkieth, Mace Martin Rd., $89,900; Ani-
Interior, MLS#6882, Dalkieth, Douglas Lending Rd.,
Interior, MLS#6880, Dalkieth, Bryonts Landing R d.
Interior, MLS#6878, Dolkielh, Hwy 381, $189,000.
MLS#5506, 6000 Dalkieth Rd., $64,500.
Interior, MLS # 9581, Overstreet, Stin'shine Rd., 4.7
acres, $40,500, Ptitricia littap
Intracclostal Wititerwitry, ML& # 9161, Overitrdel,
Roberts Lending Rd,, 35.9 derds, $190,060, P81tialof
Rboo.Interlitir, MLS#6624, Wewahilch6, Weloppol
Drive, $111,800, Patritia Rocip.
Interior, MLS#6157, 6154, 6156, 6060, 6
2, 4, 1, 3, Long Street, $12,900 each.
Interior, MLS#6993, Finch Ldhe, $13,750, Linde Ulin.)
Interior, MLS#8036, Quarter Horse Lane, $21,000,1,
Brencle Miller. I 4
Inferidt, MLS#6097, Wewohilchko, Hwy. 386,1
$195,500, Ptlificia kddo.
92 Hvy 918, Mexico Beach Beautiful Sunslets and
Great Livingl Across from dedicated beach with uno6- I
structed gulf view! Large, 2 story custom built brick I
1,c,-e r arscinality on. 1.5 lots, 4, bedroom, 3.5 1
baih. pprcA 3532 sq. i ,J CIFQ -a-'ge deck,' I
Florida ro6m, kuge attached garage. Back garage o
could be incorporated for more living space Mezal I
Ucker, cabinets rand cor.tcr
lop: carp-zi i-IF ihr--1houi Many, unique amenities. -
$629.000.00. MLSr;9252. Contact illen Alle;`m*ar'e
9217 AUGERr AVE BEACON HIU.- 3 BR/I Bk- On
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Gulf.Pnei Subd.vis;on- 4 E. m.f. b-I
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7660 Hvy. 98, Sf. Joe beach. Lzor-C,-,
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, dee orfshop and garage in 6ackyar'd. All
proper ink enced Many possibilities. $295,000.
ML#9259. Contact Ellen Allemore
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2 decks for gulf view. 2BR/ I BA downstairs with gulf view
deck. Steel rat)f, ceramic tile floors, CH/A, Use one for
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Lewis Leading Florida Educational Channel Airing from Chipley
* Tom Lewis has one of the
njost recognized faces in the
Flkrida Panhandle. The veteran
television news anchorman has a
friefidly charm .and is totally at
ease on the air in almost any sit-
When the Panhandle Area
Education Consortium.needed to
contract with a television person-
ality in past years to host its live
educational television program-
niing, Lewis filled that need.
When PAEC launched the world-
wide Florida Education Channel
earlier this year, Lewis was a nat-
ural choice to bring on board as
Station Manager and Broadcast
Consultant. He has the educa-
tion, background, experience, and
drive needed to help head the
"We have watched Tom's tele-
vision career thrive over the years,
and by working with him, we
knew'he would be the right per-
son to be a part of the creative
team we have been putting
together to help refine the educa-
tional programming we are offer-
ing," says Rick Everitt, who heads
PAEC's instructional television
The veteran anchorman
recently left the station he had
worked at for 12 years and took
CAPE SAN BLAS OFFICE
4693 CapeSan Bias Road
pCape Sanl Bas; FL 32456
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher,
Paulette Cleare, Mike Harris, Patrick Farrell
Gulf View/Mexico Beach
3 Bedroom, 3 Bath
Great Rental History
Contact Joan Smithwick
Bay Front/Bay View
Contact Margaret or Jeff Fletcher
MLS#9317 & 9295
Indian Pass Bayfront Residential Lot Great Location &
Price. $120,000. MLS#9763. Contact Margaret or Jeff
St. Joe Beach Beautiful Gulf Front Lot in St. Joseph
Shores. $902,000. MLS#6740. Contact Margaret Press-
Overstreet Very nice cleared lot in Great Location.
REDUCED $17,500. MLS#6615. Contact Joan Smith-
Property available for planned development only 300'
to beach, 11 acres survey available Builders/Investors
call Joy Holder today.
Contact Michael Harris
St. Joe Beach/Must See!
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Contact Margaret Presswood for appointment.
One of A Kind!
Unobstructed Beach View
Designed by Paul Brent!
Contact Joan Smithwick
on the enviable new task of work-
ing with PAEC to build and format
educational television program-
ming which has vastly expanded
Lewis says being a part of
building the new station, helping
to produce original programming
and working to develop standards .
on which it will operate are a
challenge he is ready for at this
stage of his career.
With the launching of the
Florida Education Channel, a
public-access education broad-
casting entity, programming
which originates from the
Consortium's Chipley-based stu- I i
dios can now be beamed across
the world by satellite. The addi-
tion of the Florida Education
Channel vastly extends the capa-
bilities of PAEC from offering lim i
ited broadcasting capabilities to a Tom Lewis
format which is unlimited.
Gulf and Franklin County
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experience, specializing in "Job Cost'
accounting services. I will do your books
electronically, and provide accurate job cost
analysis as well as year-end records
including 1099's etc.
Call for free consultation .....227-4173 or
227-1015 and leave message
"The addition, of Tom Lewis to
the PAEC technology team blends
a dynamic new resource into otir
staff. The Consortium is moving
forward oii ,carefully charted
ground with enthusiasm and our
continued innate desire for excel-
lence which 'has served as cor-
nerstone since the Consortium's
inception over 80 years ago," says
Paula. Waller, PAEC Executive
Director. "The addition of Tom's
talent and experience to our cre-
ative team helps ensure that our
vision for continued and future
excellence remains in strong
focus and that the choices we
make constantly reflect nothing
less than the best for the children
and educators we serve."
Lewis says he will 'be working
closely with the instructional staff
at PAEC to develop programming
to help teachers obtain 'and
exceed the standards of the twelve
accomplished practices- identified
by the Florida Department of
Education. Another facet of his
PAEC job will be managing the
day-to-day operations of the
Florida Education Channel.
Lewis is no newtcomner to the
Florida Panhandle. He graduated
from 'Bay High School and
received his A.A. degree from Gulf
Coast Community College where
he edited the. college ,newspaper.
He earned a double master in'
speech communications and
English at Florida State,
Univ'ersiLty in Tallahassee. During
his: years as. a student he worked,
at a radio station but had no real
idea of "what I was going to do."',
In 1980 a friend referred him
to a Panama City television sta-
tion ,where he was hired as a geri-
eral assignment reporter and
MEXICO BEACH OFFICE
1200 U.S. Highway 98
Meica Bea FL32410
Joan Smithwick, Joy Holder,
Marlene5Harris, Pat Johnson
7501 W Highway 98/St. Joe Beach
3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath
Contact Cathy Kitchens
.. 1 ,400,0o,0
. NewListing/Gulf rohtnt
;" :10 ; ) 27th Street/Mexico Beach
S 5 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath
S, Contact Marlene Harris
164 Hibiscus Drive/Cape San Bias
Lot Size 490'x770'
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Contact Paulette Cleare
Special Price $299.000
Beach View/Single Residence
Property can be INCOME Producing
Floor plan of home allows for apartment
Call Joy Holder
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!ll II' dlhl^' i' hiiiiii ii lilihIi I
Cape San Blas/Gulffront
Beautiful Gated Community
Contact Margaret or Jeff Fletcher
We have many other properties
Canal Front/Mexico Beach
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Pool & Hot Tube
Contact Margaret Presswood
Excellent Opportunity for Serious Investor
Commercial e.g. restaurant or residential e.g. town-
homes. This is the ONLY BEACHFRONT COMMERCIAL
parcel available. Call Joy/Joan
125 Circle Drive/Mexico Beach
Duplex 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath each side
Contact Pat Johnson
MLS#9362'. : ..
106 South 28th Street/Mexico Beach
3 Bedroom, 3 Bath
Contact Marlene Harris
Overstreet $950,000 $180,000
Zoned Residential & Commercial 7044 Leeward Street/Cape San Bias 'New Listing/Great Buy .
763' Feet of Water Front Lot 100'x344' 6930Georgia Ave./St.'Joe Beach
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SERVING GULF & BAY COUNTIES
774,-1247 o 722-0012
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
TOLL FRE ,
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405
weekend anchor. To make more
money,, he moved into television
advertising sales for two and one-
half years before accepting a sales
job with Proctor & Gamble, in the
Fort Lauderdale area. He later
went to work with E.R. Squibb &
Sons, but during his five years
with that company he continually
thought about his stint in broad-,
. "I never got television out of
my blood," Lewis stated. He knew
it was time to return to broad-
In 1989 he and his wife,
Susan, left south Florida and
moved back to Panama City. They
were both unemployed and began
looking for work. Lewis applied at
two Bay County television sta-
tions and was soon hired as a
news anchor. Since those early
days in his career, Lewis has
become well known to Panhandle
residents and has developed as a
major television presence.
Today, he is excited about his
new opportunities and challenges
with the Panhandle's newest tele-
vision station at PAEC.
Tom and Susan have one
daughter, Lauren; '14,. who will
attend Rutherford High School in
"We don't know if she will go'
into broadcasting. but we will
support her choice, whatever it
is," Lewis said.
The air at PAEC is charged
with excitement as new equip-
ment arrives and the instruction-
al television team works to plot a
course for, future growth and
"Gaining a platform on a
satellite wad a major coup for
PAEC. It opens us up to the whole
world which means our program-
ming .choices can be unlimited.
Ton is the right man to work with
us to achieve our goals and make
these major technological
strides," Everitt said. "This major
task of building a brand new sta-
tion format from the ground up to
serve Florida's educational com-
munity seven days a week, twen-
ty four hours a day is one which
Tom is ready and able to do. His
experience in making sure the
cburses we chart and the pro-
gramming we implement far
exceed any expectations. We are
proud to have him as part of our
The addition of the Florida
Educational Channel adds a vast
technological menu from which
teachers, administrators, parents,
and students can choose unlimit-
ed offenngs of programnung to
unite, educate, and advance soci-
ety. The launching of the Florida
Educational Channel was made
possible because PAEC was
selected from hundreds of appli-
cants to be only one of seven enti-
ties to receive access on the
EchoStar Corporation's Digital
Satellite channel (channel 9418)
on "Dish Network."
The launching of the network
opens amazing opportunities for
teachers, students, parents,. and
'residents throughout the state. In
this area, viewers can tune into
cable channel 12 in Chipley,
channel 28 in Craceville and
Marianna, and channel nine in
i Bonifay and Vernon. It is located
on channel 9418 on the Dish'
"This is 'a najdr opportunity
for me and I am. proud PAEC
chose me to be part of this under-
taking. The future here is unlimit-
'ed and that is a dynamic I am
proud to be a part of," Lewis said.
Trip to Tennessee
The Retired Senior Volunteer
Program (RSVP) will sponsor a
four night, five day trip to Pigeon
Forge, Tennessee to the World
Premier Gospel Concert, from
August 26th to the 30th.
S: F The ti-ip includes- Deluxe
"". Motorcoach. four nights lodging.
SfIve days. eight meals, three days
r "reserved tickets to the gospel con-
cert, two shows and shopping in
For- more information or
reservations, contact Merita
For the deal of your life,
Sen 9 to 5 7 Das A Week
ST. JOE BEACH OFFICE
6260 Highway 98
St. Jo'e Beach, FL 32456
Cathy Kitchens, .
PAi_ Ii' TESAPR S.JE L*TUSDY UY2.20
AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIgUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue. PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239. AU 1737, AU1743
100% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate,. Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
Estate Auctions. Sat.. July 28th, 10:00
am CST. Viewing 8:00 am CST, 848 E.
River Road. Wewahltchka. Antiques.
Collectabfes, 28 ft. Bavylner, Crystal,
SSterling Silver. Fenton. Tools. Fishing
Equipment. Capidimonte. Estate
-. Jewvelry. French Bombay Bedroom Set,
Large Dining Room 9 Pieces, 4-Poster
Bed. Gazebo. plus much, much more. H
& H Aucuons. License 4.AB-2020G, AU-4.
R. Hoskins. Auctioneer. 850-638-5400.
100o buyers premium. ltc7/26
198.8 Buick Regal. V-6. automatic. 2900
firm. Call 227-9519 2tc7/26
-1993 Ford E.x'plorer XLT. green. clean. 4
wheel drive. new tires. S4.900. Call 648-
1973 RV. 21ft. motor home. 360 engine.
S2.700. ob6. Will consider parts trade
for auto. Richard 227-1024. ltp7/26
1990 Ford Bronco XL 2, low finance.
call 229-6387. 2tc7/26
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe, 4 door. 2 wheel
drive. LT Trim,Pkg. S 15.750. Call 639-
5029 after 5.00 P.M. 2tc7/26
1979 Honda Goldwing. 26.000 miles.
fairing, bags and trunk. S2.800. Call
1999 Harley Davidson. softail custom,
lots of chrome. custom paint, very fast,
too many extras to list. S13,000 obo.
Call 227-7506 or 874-2068. 3tp7/19
1991, Ford Tempo, auto,' ac. 800. Call
1999 Mercury Villager, very clean, good
condition. one owner. S15.500. Call
227-7515 after 5:00 pm. 4tc7/19
-1983 20 ft. Welleraft-w/1997 Suzuki
140 eft also alpelco depth finder.
'0.500 or best offer. Call 647-9260
evenings please. 4tc7/26
15 ft. Polarkraft Bass America with
steering wheel. drive on galvanized trail-
er. 20 h p. Evinrude motor. trolling
motor & depth finder. S3.000. Call 827-
Sea Ra\ Cuddy 220. Mercruiser 350
Chew, electroruncs. easy roller trailer,
S3.500. Call 648-5840. tfc7/5
19S3 20' Chaparral fishing boat
w, cuddy cabin. 235 hp Evinrude
Outboard Good condiuon. 87,000. Call
KAYAKS! Linsinkable. self-bailing, sta-
ble. sale and FLFN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre) Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 iic7/5
Do .ou 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 a severe health problem and asked me if
I bould come home and stay with her in
: her time of need. So I must sell the shop
so I can be with her. Im not asking a lot
for the business. just enough square me
up here and get me there. For more
details ple ae call Mike @ 227-1323 or;
227-3131. Between 8:00 am and 9:00
pm daily or leave a message. 2tc7, 19
A great way to work. earn money and
stay at home. Dozens of patterns for
Barble, Ken & Cabbage Patch Dolls.
Materials for hundreds of outfits, rang-
i' ng from casual to wedding. Accessories
(lace. tnm. hats, shoes & furniture).
Call Elizabeth at 647-3222 for more
Info. No answer, leave message and
I See The Star online also the Classifieds& &
Trades & Services online at www.starfl.com
Licensed Day Care Provider, Day,
Evening, Shifts or overnight as
arranged. St. Joe Beach area, call 647-
2687 for applications or information..
4 bedroom, 2 bath home, nice qiilet
neighborhood, screened patio near-bay.
Call 229-6055. tfc7/26
In Weva, 3 bedroom. I 1/2 bath mobile
home, large corner lot,. $285 a month.
$1'00 sec. dep. Call 850-784-2087.
S ,. ltc7/26
In Wewa on the River. 2 story town-
house. S550 a month, 8100 security
dep. Includes electric, water & garbage.
Will- rent immediately. Call 850-784-
Long Term Rent. 5 bedroom. 4 bath
fully furnished house in Beacon Hill
with great water view! Call Crystal
Sands Realty. Inc. at 648-4400. 41c7,,2F
Office Building 40'x50', 401 Garrison
Ave., across from Post Office. Call
Martlyn at 850-674-2411 or Phil at 229-
6460 for more information. 6tc7/26
Mobile home unfurnished. 2 bedroom. I
1/2 bath. 6959 Americus Ave.. St. Joe
Beach. One block to water. Refurbished
Inside pnvate lot. 8375 per month.
S150 deposit. Water furnished, one year
lease. Call 850-647-5194. tfc7/26
2 bedroom, trailer, partly furnished in
Highland View. call 227-1260. tfc7/19
I bedroom, I bath Florida Home. cen-
tral heat & a/c. washer & dryer, water &
garbage furnished, short walk to beach.
337 Atlantic Street, St. Joe Beach. S400
a month, call 850-647-5120. 2tc7/19
House 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.
2 bedroom. I bath mobile home, large
lot. 116 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
For- Rent RV- Spaces, -full" hook call
229-8959. leave message. 8tp7/5
3 bedroom. 2 bath triplex. 116 36th
Street. Mexico Beach. All three proper-
ties are available. Canal front with boat
dock Very spacious, all major appli-
ances included, unfurnished. pets
allowed with approval. 8800 a month.
Please call Gulf Coast Vacauon 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 Pets.
call 229-6553. tfc7/5
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave, 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
bays, 2nd story loft. 227-1429. ikc7'5
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. IBR 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 Sands Realty 648-4400. 1c17,5
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. S250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc7/5
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cenr. h&a. screen porch., carport & laun-
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, I 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
@ Small 2,bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/d'ryer hook-up. -
* One .bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup. Call 229-6777 after 7
Ofc: 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 carpeIing
S* On-'iie t.anagernent
-(352) 472-3952 _
St. Joe Beach
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
S* On-site Management
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.
Bcb. Furn.& unfurnished: Call Parker
Realtv at 850-648-5777 for moreinfo.'
3285 Gamson Ave.. 3 bedroom 2 bath
home close to schools. Please call 850.
907-1320 after 6"00 pm 4tc7/ 19
Yard Sale. 324 Canal Street. St. Joe
Beach; Fri..& Sat., July 28th & 29th.
Rain Cancels. It. p7/26
Huge .Garage Sale, Sat., July 2,8th
Telephone. VCR. movie holder, shower
curtains, plows, coats. swim suits, end
tables, potato bin. rocking chair. tools.
beanie baby's. books. BBQ gnll. can-
dies, shell hanging mobile's, stuffed aru-
mals, jewelry, baskets. toys. children's
movie tapes, men & women clothes.
girls clothes sizes 10- 14. boys clothes 6-
7. Come one. come all, but make sure
you come early. So Go-Go Humrr. Hurr-
to 414 Arizona Drive, Mexico Beach.
Yard Sale, 112 Bay Street. St. Joe
Beach, Sat., July 28th. 9:00-3:00.
Clothes. dolls. knick knacks. toys. tod-
dler's clothes, flower arrangement,. pic-
tures, blankets, sheet sets, towel sets &
many more items. ltp7/26
Garage Sale. 541 Welton Drive. Oak
Grove. Sat., July 28th. 7:00 am unul
noon. Lots of treasures! Itp7/26
Yard Sale. 2 houses. 8413 & 6507 Trade
Winds Drive. Gulf Aire. Sat., July 28.
8:00 ull. Itc7/26,
Small Engine and Maintenance
Mechanic needed. Must have experi-
ence. St. Joe Rent-All. 706 1st Street,
Port St. Joe. tfc7/26
Now taking applications for full time
reservationists! Call 648-5146 or stop
by Anchor Vacaton Properties. 1200 US
Hwy. 98. 3tc7/12
We provide the best
training to put you in the
driver's seat of your new,
Drivers average $40,833 per
year in the trucking industry! *
Job Placement Assistance
3 Week Training
From Hiring Company
Classes Fill Up Fast!
Call Today To Reserve Your
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.recent American Truck'nq Associat,on Sur o
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Mexico Beach Mini ',-
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
/ GULF SHORE STORAGE
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
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On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
Typesetter needed immediately.
Excellent communication skills, and
grammatical knowledge a priority.
Needs to type at least 45 cwpm.
Knowledge of desktop publishing sys-
tems a definite plus. Will also post copy
and photographs each week to The
Star's website. Please send resume to
The Star, P. 0. Box 306. Port St. Joe, FL
32457, or pick up application at The
Star office, 209 Reid Ave No phone
Office Position available at busy
rehab clinic/gym. Must be outgoing.
friendly, detail oriented Office skills
include computer, filing phone.
Experience in office setungs a plus.
Contact Kirm or Buck at Coastal Fitness
& Rehab at 229-1900 or 229- 1338.
Taking Applications for cook. Apply in
person at Linda's Restaurant, please
ask for Charlie. Iltc7/26
Gulf Coast Community College
Adjunct Clinical Instructors (fall
semester) Clinical Instructors '(fall
semester for Associate degree/Practical
Nursing students in acute medical/sur-
gical. pediatric and gerontology (at a
local long-term care facility) areas.
Associate s/Bachelor's (preferred)
degree required for Associate degree
program. Bachelor's/Master's degree
required for Practical Nursing program.
Both require 3 yrs. recent clinical expe-
nence and a current FL RN license. All
locations. For more information con-
tact Human Resources, 850-873-
3516. GCCC is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Minorities and females
strongly encouraged to apply.
Eight county economic development
organization has openings for job cre-
ation technicians. Technicians will
assist in the development of state enter-
prise zones. preparation of business
incentive packages and other duties as
required to promote job creation within
the region. Local travel will be required
and reimbursed. Resumes should be
mailed to Opportunity Flonda. P.O. Box
60, Chipley, FL 32428. Counues cov-
ered: Calhoun. Franklin, Gadsden.
Gull, Holmes, Jackson. Liberty and
Washington. Staring pay is Sl12/hr.
Position is grant funded through
December 2001 with possible extension
to June 2002. Resumes must be
received by August 10, 2001. 2tc7/26
Gulf Coast Community CoUege needs
Adjuncts for the following depart-
ments: Bulsiness Division' All argsi:
Cooperative Education Electrical
Instructor at Gulf/Franklin. Requires:
H S. diploma/equivalent, Master
Electrcian s license and a rrmnimum of
3 yrs. work expenence as an electn-
clan/eiecirical contractor. Previous
teaching experience preferred.
Health Science Clinical Instructors
Ifall semester) for Associate
degree/Practical Nursing students in
acute medical/surgical. pediatric and
gerontology (at a local long-term care
facility) areas. Associate's/Bachelor's
(preferred) degree required for Associate
degree program. Bachelor s/Master's
degree required for Practical Nursing
program. Both require 3 yrs. recent
clinical experience and a current FL -
RN license. All locauons.
Language Arts* All locauons
Natural Science* Chemistry/Biology
Public Service/Criminal Justice -
Bachelor's degree required
Social Science" Educaton/History/
Government / Psychology / Religion /
Technology Windows 2000
MCP/Front Page: Requires MCP certifi-
Visual/Performing Arts' Theatre/
*Master's degree and 18 graduate
credit hours in related field required.
For more information contact Human
Resources. 850-873-3516. GCCC is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities and females strongly
encouraged to apply. ltc7/26
Receptionist Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center is currently
seeking a receptionist to answer our -
busy switch board and direct cus-
tomers to the appropriate depart-
ment for assistance. You must possess
excellent verbal communications skills.
a pleasant phone manner, and good
computer skills. Respond to:
Administrator, 220 Ninth Street, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456, 850-229-8244, fax
COINS BY THE BAY!
I buy 'and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
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
AUCTION CH IL AEFO0-c
Gulf County Association for Retarded
Citizens is accepting applications for
the position of Administrative
Assistant. Primary duties include
answenng phones, greeting visitors.
Medicaid billing. managing client
checking-accounts, typing, and filing.
SQualifications required a high school
diploma or eqwvalent. computer skills
In word processing and spreadsheets.
knowledge of accounting/bookkeeping.
ability to Interface with people with
developmental disabilities, oral and
written communication skills. Two
years experience in related acuvities is
preferred. Applicants must be able to
pass background screening, fingerprint
screening, and drug screening. Gulf
County ARC is funded by Florida
Department of Children & Families-
Developmental Disabilities Services.
Job Descnpuon and applicauon may be
obtained at 303 Peters Street. Port St.
Joe, FL EOE. Deadline for applying will
be Wednesday, August 1, 2001. 4:00
pm. I tc7/26
Cashiers needed at conveniences
store on Cape San Bias. Call Tammy at
229-8775 for details. tic7/26
Pitts Sand Company Needs Heavy
Equipment Operator, Heavy
Equipment Mech. & Service Man.
Only Experience need acquire. Call 850-
785-5976. 7:30-4:30, Monday-Friday.
Tired of sitting home? Looking to
make some cash? Come join our
team at MANATEE'S Restaurant in
Mexico Beach. People Skills A Must..
Cash Handling & food experience desir-
able. Part ime hours available call 648-
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 helf#-
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
Proveri program of home & business
pest control. Only honest & dependable
person need apply. Call Wendell
Campbell at Campbell's Pest Control
Np rvE4 J'ffIvj1 a4q f4I:,T.U12"MI4'I ~JV.J Li=
S 180 AVENUE C ,
Pick-up and Delivery
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-865 1 or 227-8024
BOB'S PAINT g
30 Continuous 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
MARGARET PRESSWOOD -,
noepanden Beoulv Consultant -
58 Hwy 98 Me:-.ico Beoch, FL ~
J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
er rses PortSt.Joe, Fi. 32456
,.Authorized Sales Center
Therapeutic Massage by':'
David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style
Lic#: MA0029475; Lic#: MM10098 '?
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457,
Senior Companion Needed The Gulf
County Senior Citizens Assoc., Inc. Has
a 20 hour a week senior companion
position open in the Wewahitchka area.
Applicants rrust be 60 years old or
older, pass. a physical exam, have reli-
'able transportation, able to run
errands, take clients to local doctors,
:prepar- a light meal and sit with an
elderly person arid be income qualified.
Applications can be picked up at the
Wewahitchka Senior Center. Monday
through Friday from 9:00 AM. until 1:00
PM each day. For more information
please call 229-8466 and ask for Debbie
or Manorn. .. 2tc7/26
POSITION VACANCY WITH THE GULF
COUNTY SCHOOLS 2001-2002.
Teacher (Exceptional Student
Education), Wewahitchka Elementary
School. Application deadline August 1.
2001. 12:00 NOON C.D.T. Contact Mr.
Clayton Wooten. Principal.
Wewahitchka Elementanr School. 514
E. River Road. Wewahltchka. FL 32465.
850-639-2476 A copy of the adverused
job description is available from the
school office or the distinct office budd-
ing located at 150 Middle School Road
In Port St. Joe. Quallficauons: Florida
teaching certification or able to obtain
an appropriate certificate for noon-
Florida certified applicants. A finger-
print analysis will be required at apph-
cant's cost. Salary range will be deter-
mined bv salary schedule. GULF
COUNTY SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ltc7/26
POSITION VACANCY WITH THE GULF
COUNTY SCHOOLS 2001-2002.
Teacher (English). Wewahitchka Jr. -
Sr. High School. Application deadline
July 31. 2001. 12:00 NOON C.D.T.
Contact Dr. Wiliamn F. Truby. Principal.
Wewahitchka Jr. Sr. High School, 754
E. River Road. Wewahitchka. FL 32465.
850-639-2225. A copy of the advertised
job description is available from the
school office or the district office build-
ing located at 150 Middle School Road
In Port St. Joe. Qualifications:
Applicable Florida teaching certificauon
or able to obtain a ceruficate. Salary
range will be determined by salary
schedule GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS IS
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOY-
PAGE.- 6 B'-
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. JULY 26. 2001-
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-
Year around opening available iii
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 gratuitues. 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. Applicauon 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. (8501639-
2228. A copy of the advertised, job
descripuon is available from the school
office or the district office building
located at 150 Middle School Road in
Port St. Joe. Qualificatons. High school
diploma, preferred work expenence with
exceptional children. Preferred work
experience in a school erlironmenit.
Salary will be determined by salary
schedule. GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS IS
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOY-
Gulf County Schools is in dire need of
substitute bus drivers for both ends
of the county. The transportation
department needs dedicated, respon-
sible individuals to help transport a
very valuable cargo KIDS!!!! If you
need to fulfill a desire to make a valu-
able contribution to the community
please enroll now. Call Don Rich or
Carolyn Peak at 227-1204. This
opportunity can lead to full time
Graphics Designer or Artist Designer
Must be proficient in Quark.
Photoshop and other related software.
Using Macintosh systems. Pre press
knowledge arid experience as is applica-
ble to the commercial punting 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
persorL at 209 Reid Acenud'lL Port St.
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license. Appl% at C.W
Roberts Contracung. Inc.. PO Box 188.
Hosford. FL 32334 850-379-81 16...- :
ATTENTION ON DECK! Maritime
Personnel Services. Inc.. a leader in
marine job placement. is seeking
Captains, Mates. Engineers, QMED's,
AB's, OS's and Deckhands for the off-
shore oil/gas industry. Expenenced &
non-experienced. Career opportunity!
Benefits! Call 850-234-9900. E-mail:
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2001 PAGE 7B
Need Yard Help will pay by hourly,
/ call 229-6387. ltc7/26
Senior Companion Needed The Gulf
County Senior Citizens Assoc., Inc. has
a 20 hour a week senior companion
position open in the Port St. Joe area.
Applicants must be 60 years old or
older, pass a physical exam, have reli-
able 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. We are an
equal opportunity employer. tfc7/5
Children's Case Manager, Provides
assessment, follow-up and coordination
pof services with emotional problems.
Requires Bachelor's Degree in human
services and one year of experience with
emotionally disturbed children.
Requires use of personal vehicle and
good driving record. Salary plus $2,125
area differential. Position located in
:Gulf County. Reference job code 23-2.
Call 227-1145. tfc7/5
.Lst Black & White ChihuahUa with
spots. Last seen June 19th, Red Bull
Island in Wewa. Name is Freckles. Call
229-8720 (day) or 639-5686 (nights).,c7/5
Complete full sized bed, $50; Chest of
drawers, $30; Plat form rocker, $10;
Couch, $10; VCR Quasar 4 head, $60;
Har. Day. Leather jacket, $85, etc. Call
-New twin, size box spring & mattress
.with frame, $50; Deluxe computer desk,
$50. Call 647-3363. ltp7/26
1994 Yamaha 40 hp outboard motor,
'excellent condition, runs good. Call
.229-8622 ask for Irene. ltc7/26
Kenmore washer & dryer, $75 set. Call-
Living room chairs & 14' boat, call 229-
1993 Su1dki 800 Intruder, very nice
'tike, $2',300 Call 850-227-9382.2..:7.,2?
For sale, Camel back, Chip-n-dale sofa
& love seat, beige; $400. Call 229-1204.
S i ," 2tc7/ 19
2 vacuum cleaners, Oreck & Eureka,
bought new. Call 1-850-639-4432..,: .-i
For Sale, couch. with recliner on both
ends, $200 or best offer; china cabinet
with glass doors, $75; brand new
25 000 btu propane gas heater uith
tank, $275, without tank, $200, tank
alone. Call 639-6044. 4tp7/12
Sea Oats for sale. Call Kay at 229-
Watkins Products 850-639-2026 or
wwwur watkinsonline.com /richardstilwell
Queen size waterbed mattress for
pale, 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
Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
* For sale by owner, older mobile home,
12x65 unfinished inside.. Already set
up. $1,000 or best offer. Call 648-4584.
Mobile Homes for sale, $1,500-$3,500,
call 647-5106. tfc7/5
CFA Registered Persian Kittens. Call
850-647-5120 (weekends) or 663-2303
(weekdays leave-message). 2tc7/19
WEWA HOME/GET AWAY Super 2
bedroom cabin built on piling, carport,
boat storage underneath big screen
porch with deck. Beautiful wooded lot.
Convenient to rivers, lakes, & gulf,
paved street. 216 Byrd Parker Drive,
$49,900. 850-785-7936. MUST SEE.
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
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
"Mexico Beach" Jolliday Duplex very
near beach & canal, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
each side. Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty, 648-5767.trc7/19s
"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
Lot St. Joe Beach, 1st block Magellan
Street, 50'x150', $65,000, call 904-797-
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
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
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 Me.'dco
Beach, paved streets. underground util-
ities, restricted subdivision, water &
sewer Lap. Paid S29,900, possible owner
financing call 648-5476. fc7/5
Looking for full time 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
arid cookies. Call Nita 648-9029. tfc7/5
Fixer upper, house & land mobile home,
okay. With clear title. Cash paid at
quick closing,';call Paul at 647-3596.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
BANK OF AMERICA. N.A.. Successor
by Merger with NATIONSBANK, N.A..
Suc:e.sor b.' IMerrer with
NATI.')rjSB .r'J. N -N lISOI.r1IThl ,
Sud,.e-or b, b ... lerge rc n i
NATiONSBArl. "'-F FLORIDA N.A.
vs. CASE NO: 01-182 CA
JAMES R. BROOKS. JR.;
MARY R. BROOKS;
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE FOLLOWING DEFENDANTS)
JAMES R. BROOKS. JR.
2750 BROOKE VALLEY DRIVE-
CUMMINGS. GA 30041,
MARY R. BROOKS'.
2750 BROOKE VALLEY DRIVE-.
CUMMINGS. GA 30041
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 THEWEST HAL F OLOT
19. BLOCK 52. OF THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE. ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OFTHE
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
Tampa. FL 33614
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
before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or 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
4tc. July 12. 19. 26 and August 2. 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 Administrative Procedures Act. for
the purpose of bringing said policies Into compliance
with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education
Summary: The following Is a brief description of
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Gulf County requests proposals from interested
Individuals and/or firms to provide engineering ser-
vices for a Small Cities Community Development
Block Grant for culvert/drainage repair In the
Highlandview community of Gulf .County, Florida.
Additional fhformation may be included as part of
-thegtproject 'on: an ongoing basis, to. be-covered, by
o ;public grant/loan funding source at.the dis-
retibn of the Board of County Commissioners.
Additional Information concerning the proposed ser-
vices being requested and the ranking criteria to be
used to evaluate the 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. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 147, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
Gulf County is a Fair Housing, Equal Opportunity
Employer, Handicapped Access Community.
Gulf County B.-jar'l ,:1. C.unr> ."mmriiloneri
Nathan Peters. Jr.. Chairman
/s/ Douglas C. Birmingham
2tc, July 19 and 26; 2001.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOHN G. FADIO,
the. holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of' ir pr.:.perr. and the names In which
it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 194 .
Application No. 2001-4
Year of Issuance: 19i94
Description of Property:
Lots 29, 31. 32, and 33 in Block "B" Williamsburg
Subdivision to Wewahitchka, Florida, as per plat
being recorded In the Office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida.
Name.in which'assessed: Elizabeth Foster.
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State
Unless ,u'.h .:erunl'f:at shall re redeemed ..::.:.rrdin,
' la 1 r.-r p ,-rr., de :rib' ci u.:h c. r-IfI:~ r Ill
'L -:.l:l l rie r.,gr,..t i, bl.Ar in the front Lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00 A.M.. E.S.T.,
on Wednesday. the'22nd day of August. 2001.
Dated this 18th day of July. 2001.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley
4tc. July 26, August 2. 9. and 16, 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL' CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 00-134CA,
EMERALD COAST FEDERAL CREDIT
'UNION. f/k/a ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
JIMMY E. RILEY.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 17. 2001, and
entered in Civil Case No. 01-134CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State
of Florida. In and for Gulf County, wherein EMER-
ALD COAST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, f/k/a ST.
JOE PAPERMAKERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION is
Plaintiff and JIMMY E. RILEY Is Defendant. I will sell
to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse In Port St. Joe. Florida, at
11:00 A.M.. ET on the 17 day of August. 2001. the
following described property as set forth In said
Begin at Southeast Corner of West One-Half (W
1/2) of Southeast One Quarter (SE 1/4) of
Northwest One Quarter (NW 1/4) of Northeast
One Quarter (NE 1/4) Section 26. Township 4
South. Range 10 West. Gulf County. Florida.
and run North 75 feet; West 100 feet: South 75
feet and East 100 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
DATED this 17 day of July. 2001.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
BY: /s/ T. Knox
2tc. July 26 and August 2. 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH,
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 01-40-CP
IN RE: The Estate of
WILLIAM H. CARR. SR.
HELP ACE OE ADMINSlTRABTIO
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
WILLIAM H. CARR. SR., deceased. File Number 0.1-
40-CP. Is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County. Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which Is Gulf County Courthouse. Probate Division.
1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL
, _4-'4'. TIn: riir ,,. n.d ..'r.i. :e_- .:.f ir. ':.:-Personal
I r n:i. Sii.f .1 i r.- r -, r.r t.rnre., .r set forth
All Interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by an
Interested person on whom notice was served that
.challenges the validity of the Will, the qualifications
of the Co-Personal Representatives, venue or juris-
diction of the Court.
N ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE rF'rF E. F F, r ir- L'
DATE of the first ruthbli-i. ii- :,' 1 r1- rui .:-e .:.f
Administration July 26, 2001.
/s/ WILLIAM H. CARR. JR.
P. O. Box 519
.Port St. Joe, FL 32457
/s/ CAROLYN CARIR PHINIZY
8431 Hannary Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32312
,-.:.Per ='.oI Representative
THOMAS S. GIBSON
R'H-H. GIBSON & SCHOLZ. P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457.
FL BAR NO. 0350583
2tc, July 26 and August 2, 2001.
each proposal change.
Pupil Progression Plan
Code of Conduct
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL 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 entire text of the proposed rules can be Inspect-
ed during regular office hours at thie Gulf County
School Board Office. 150 Middle School Road. Port
St. Joe. 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
2te. 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
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of BILLY
G., HARPER, deceased, File Number 01-39-CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division. the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and
address of the Personal Representative and his
attorney are set forth below., .. -
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. (1) All
claims against the estate and'(2) any objection by an
Interested person on whom notice was served that
challenges the validity of the Will, the qualifications
of the Personal Representative, venue or jurisdiction
of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. DATE of
the first publication of this Notice of Administration"
July 19, 2001.
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH. GIBSON & SCHOLZ. P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe., Florida 32457
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/ BILLY GLENN HARPER
2083 Whitaker Rd.
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
2tc. July 19 and 26. 2001.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent'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 first publication of this Notice is
July 26. 2001.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 6990700
George Bryant. Ill
1,19 Apollo Street
Port:'St. Joe. FL 32456
2tc. July26 aridAugust 2, 2001.
r Mexico Be
1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Be
850-648-5767 or 1-800
NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Port
St. Joe is interested In purchasing, or leasing on a
long term basin, lands suitable for parking areas
within two blocks of Reid Avenue.
Any person or firm Interested In submitting a
proposal must do so no later than August 7, 2001,
by submitting the same to the city clerk at City Hall
in Port St. Joe. "Florida.
The proposal should include the location and
amount of land Involved, the purchase or lease
price, and terms If the owners wishes to finance a
part of the purchase.
Frank Pate. Jr., Mayor
Pauline Pendarvis. City Clerk
Itc, July 26, 2001.
NOW See The Star On Line at
ty, Inc. ....
-239-4959 BARBARA G. HARMON
Charlotte Sanford, 850-647-3609
Joan Lovelace, 850-874-4906 (Pager)
Regina Capps, 850-648-4489
Barbara Mannon, 850-647-5004
129 Miramar Drive Jolliday Duplex
2BR/1BA each side, one side has washer &
dryer, concrete parking area, possibility of
building a second story on this building. Very
near the beach. A little TLC and they would
be great rentals! $325,000.
Perfection has' an address--106 South 26th
Street, 'Mexico Beach. Premier Custom Built
3300+/-SF GULFFRONT 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath
home located on a two lots with 101' of gulf
frontage. This is a one of a kind home, pro-
fessionally decorated and furnished with
amenities galore including en fool ceilings,
oak floors, poplar moldings, Anderson win-
dows and doors, all wood cabinetry, mainte-
nance free high quality vinyl siding and play-
room, silling room, all in one. Enjoy spectac-
ular sunrises and sunsets from a windows
walk; Everything, in the home is of the highest
quality. Come experience perfection!
52 Oak Ave. Spac ous 3BR/'3BA h<
10. 40thStreet family and enlerlaomng Lg open LR/
Danielle's Delight 110 S. 40th Street area w/16' eating bar. Stone firepla
Delightful BEACHSIDE 2BR/2BA apartment bar, work-out room,"olffce dow
only steps to the Beach! Front sun deck has His/hers bathroom upstairs. Huge su
Gulf View! Excellent rental history! An 'with a glimpse of the Gulf! $182;000
affordable Beach retreat! Only $89,900.
AT 5:00 P.M., E.T. IN
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEET-
ROBERT M. MOORE ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING TO DIS-
CUSS THE FOLLOWING:
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
2TC, JULY 19 AND 26, 2001
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY,
File Number 01-37-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALMA LEE BRYANT
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Th ~.1in i,r-rri.al.:n ar dh-, e.tre .:.f" i Li LEE
BRi.-J'r File rJiumrr, ... 1 i -CF. i: pen-.iing inr ur-..
Cilc:ult 'Courn for ,.ull ,c-unr, FIlo,,rida Fr-.:,bal
Division, the address of which Is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street.'Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The name and address of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this notice Is served who
nv e objecLu.nr. that challenge the validity of the
-ill the qualific ilorie :,Of the personal repre enti
t'.e '.enue or jur1dhilcrni iL thiu Court are required
'1o file their otjlecuoni ,lLh this Court WiTiHir THE
LTER "'-F THREE (3i) MOrrNTHS AMER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
;OF THIS NoTICE ON THEM .
,ll .:rea'uors 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 (31 months after the date of the first publl-
5au Jn ri" i rli ce n rnatc lem file U-eir ci im,- .th hLi'i
.:.:.urn T.iTHNlr THE L.TERP. i'F THREE :1l MiT'iTHS
AFTER THE Dr)TE '-'F THE fiRST FI uBLI'CATIC'N :'-F
THIS N-'-IT'E )R THiF I1 13':' DrS AFTER THE
,DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
WV ... ..........l... ... . .
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2001
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A 8 R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047
"Total Lawn Care Needs" .
Jeff Wood 227-1559
332 Paradise Lane,
Apalachicola, FL 32320
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL
BULLDOZERS- BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Eviede6rs Crdee Cere
BILLY JOHNSON 229-8829 K
Pressure Cleaning Home, Deck or
Carport Tree Cutting & Trimming ,
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Coastal Design & Landscape, Inc.
Your total landscape solution!
Landscape design & implementation, wells & irrigation ,
^T system, brick pavers, yard maintenance & more!
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Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
477 Ponderosa Pines
Port St. Joe, FL
Owner: Chris Acree
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AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
648-5474 F, F LICENSE ER00l 0992, RA1154218
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PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF.C057220. RG0051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
m CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING LICENSED AND INSURED o
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2 PEONf PROFESSIONAL FLOOR CARE, INC.
;01 t s MG Locally Owned and Operated By:
M i Phil Collier
- Mike Mock IICRC Certified Cleaning Specialist 0
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Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 350-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
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Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
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STEAM CLEANING: STEAM CLEANING
o CARPET CLEANING
2: Odor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr Water Damage >
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V) (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663 0
STEAM CLEANING: STEAM CLEANING
Heating i& Cooling
Sales And Service
A/C Heatirig Ice Machines:
Commercial Refrigeration New and Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce M 229-COOL
State Lic. #RA0066486 1 Mobile: 227-5568
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire H FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling systemss A Wtle ew Brand 1t Comlart.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6058 or 227-5373
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SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
TRANE SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
It's Hard to Stop A Tranc MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES
10 Year Parts & Labor ArcoaSre
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator A062
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AC & Refrigeration
AC, Heating, Ice Machine, Window Air Conditioning,
Reach in & Walk in Coders, Service Installation,Repair.
Ask About Cleaning Specials
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~ S & 'L 'Painting
229-8036 Scott Burkett
Painting & Pressure
Fencing, Chain Link &
Wood Privacy Fence
Licensed and Insured
All Residential Construction
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete'
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty
Free Estimates RFO066770
Remodeling Renovation Repairs Trim
& Finish Specialist e All types of car-
pentry work Over 25 yrs. experience
Lic. & Insured
Carpentry, Windows, Room Additions etc.
Quality work at affordable prices.
"The House Doctors'
Lic.#0066513. General Contractor.
Home Maintenance no job too small.
All Phases of home maintenance
LICENSED & INSUREDi
Port St. Joe Call
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
SPhil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Li. #RR-OO67199
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Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-6883
Fine, carpentry & architectural details -
repairs remodels decks new construction
Insured License ;RR0067191)
Rodney Hall Roofing, Inc.
I 2026 Maryin Avenue,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
0 License #RC0067081
Phone (850) 229-6859
ELECT SWITCHES CAPE DEPENDABLE
SCREENS BLINDS C" EXPERIENCED
DISPOSALS FANS CONDO REASONABLE
SMOKE DETECTORS MAINTENANCE
LIGHT BULBS SINKS
A/C FILTERS *. DOORS 850-827-2525
TOILET STOPS PAINT CHUCK REEVES
GLASS REPLACEMENTS _/0aYj or" A ht DUSTY REEVES
NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
I HERSHEL HARRISON
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
STUCCO by DeGraff
,, Tim DeGraff, Owner
Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
[ /from. Plus many architectural designs
office: (850) 229-8588
I mobile: (850) 227-5424
QUALITY STUCCO WORK
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